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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

Cohen, Sophie

Death Of Mrs. Sophie Cohen
     Mrs. Sophie Cohen, of Pt. Pleasant, making her home for sometime back with W.W. Fisher on Mill Creek, died Friday evening at 11 o'clock. She was past 84 years old. Her funeral services will be conducted at the M.E. Church tomorrow by Rev. J.W. Dillon at 10 o'clock a.m., her burial following by Hayward & Son at Chester, Meigs, County, at her request.
     She was a sister of Hiram Fisher, father of Mr. Fisher at whose home she died and the mother-in-law of Mr. J. J. Cadot, at whose home she lived for many years. Mrs. Baptiste Gilmore of Pt. Pleasant is also a daughter.
     She had been devoted member of the M.E. Church for long years back and was one of the kindest old ladies in the land. She had never recovered from the run-away of last summer to which she was badly hurt. Peace be with her evermore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday Evening, Dec. 23, 1895
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cole, Atchison

Mr. Atchison Cole
Death of Atchison Cole
     Mr. A. T. Lasley received a telegram this Friday morning from Anoke, Miss., announcing the death of Mr. Atchison Cole at 9 o’clock Thursday evening, of whose serious sickness the JOURNAL spoke a few days’ ago, and that his funeral will be Sunday.
     The dispatch also says that Mrs. Cole will hardly recover from a severe attack of pneumonia with which she is suffering.
[Note:  Mr. Cole died Jan. 11, 1894. The correct spelling of his first name is Atkinson.]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 17, 1894
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Cole, Cle.

     DIED - near Gallipolis, of Diptheria, on the 2nd of August, Cle. Cole, aged three years, one month, and twenty-seven days. It becomes our sad and painful duty to report the death of little Cle. Angels have borne her upward to the presence of Him who blessed little children, and said, "of such is the kingdom of heaven."
. . . Yes, little Cle was an angel on earth; now she is an angel in Heaven...

[Note: Name is spelled Cleo Cole on cemetery stone in Clay Chapel Cemetery in Clay Twp.]

The Gallipolis Journal
August 14, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cole, Dorcas

Aunt Dorcas Dead
     Mr. A.F. Lasley is in receipt of the news of the death of Aunt Dorcas Cole at Minneapolis. She was nearly 90 years old and the widow of the late Atchinson Cole, at one time Superintendent of the Infirmary, and adopted mother of Horace Newport Cole.

[Note: Stepson went through life as Horace Greeley Newport.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 14,1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Cole, Eliza

     COLE - July 8th, 1867, at the residence of her son-in-law, John Morton, of Clay township, in the eighty-fifth year of her age, Mrs. Eliza Cole, widow of Samuel Cole, late of Gallia county, Ohio, deceased.

Gallipolis Journal
25 July 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cole, Frank

     Mr. Frank Cole, whose serious illness has been mentioned, died this Friday morning. He leaves a sister Mrs. Lasley of this city. We have no particulars at this writing, but will have later. Mr. Cole was a good citizen and leaves a wife and several children.

[Note: See W. F. Cole obit]

Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov 27, 1903
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cole, W. F.

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of the late W. F. Cole, of Clay township, will be conducted on the 29th at 10 a.m., by Rev. Mr. Griffith,the interment following at Clay Chapel by Hayward & Son. Mr. Cole left a wife and three daughters, one single at home and two married at Huntington and two sons out West, also one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lasley of this city, she being the last one of the older Cole family. Mr. Cole was a good citizen with many friends and was 76 years old at time of death.

[Note: See Frank Cole obit]

Daily Tribune
Nov 28, 1903
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Cole, Mary A.

Death of Mrs. Mary A. Cole
Last Saturday Morning at the Advanced Age of 93 Years
Funeral Was Held Tuesday
     Mrs. Mary Allison Cole, widow of the late Samuel Cole, died at her home on Spruce Street, Saturday morning, January 8th, at the age of 93 years. She was born at the mouth of Raccoon creek, this county and was the daughter of Nehemiah and Mary Davis, her father dying in 1854 and her mother in 1882. She lived on the farm until 1854 when she moved to this city where she has since resided with her daughter, Silicia. She had not been in her usual health for some time and her death was not unexpected.
     She was a good, kind, charitable, motherly Christian woman and was beloved by all who knew her. Mrs. Cole’s mother, Mary Davis, was born in Pittsburg in 1789, her father, Robt. Allison, moving to Marietta in 1790, and took command of the fort at that place and her mother lived in the fort from her 3d to her 10th year. She died in her 94th year, leaving at that time 9 children out of 12 that had been born to her and of whom Mrs. Cole was one.
     Mrs. Cole became the mother of ten children. She had one son, Grasson, killed in the war and is survived by her son, Capt. Reese Cole, of Marietta; Mr. T. S. Cole, of Lancaster; Mrs. Warner Safford and perhaps others.
     The funeral services were held at her late home by Rev. A. P. Cherrington, interment following at the side of her husband in the Pine street cemetery.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 14, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cole, S. Collina [Guthrie]

Death of Mrs. Frank Cole
     Mrs. Frank Cole, of Raccoon Island, died Monday morning at three o’clock after a lingering illness. She was in her eighty-first year and was a lovable and highly respected lady and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Samantha Cole, at home, Mrs. Ed Bell and Mrs. Russell Williams, of Huntington, W. Va., and Mr. W. T. and J. T. Cole, of Lisbon, North Dakota.
     The funeral service was held Tuesday morning at her late home conducted by Rev. Mr. Bobonet, of Clay Chapel.

[Note: Per Death Certificate was buried in Clay Chapel by Wetherholt. Feb. 18, 1830 - Dec. 11, 1911]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 12, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cole, Thomas S.

     Thomas S. Cole, son of Samuel and Mary Cole, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, August 10, 1845. His early life was spent near Gallipolis. On January 1, 1867, just fifty years ago, he was united in marriage with Mary Etta Eagle of Vinton, Ohio. To this union were born seven children, three of whom died in early youth.
     Thirty-seven years ago he was baptized and received into the membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Crown City, Ohio. He departed this life January fourth, 1922, aged 76 years, 4 months and 25 days. His life was ever clean and upright and he leaves to all who knew him the legacy of a splendid Christian example.
     Surviving to mourn his loss are his devoted wife, four children, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.

The Gallia Times - Vinton News Notes
Thursday, January 19, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coleman, Caroline

     Mrs. Caroline Coleman, one of the oldest lady residents of this city, and widely known and respected for her man noble attributes of character, departed this life at about ten o'clock, last Saturday morning, at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cochrane.
     Mrs. Coleman was for so many years a prominent figure before our people that a brief outline of her history cannot but be interesting to our readers. She was the daughter of Commodore Samuel Swain and wife and was the seventh daughter among eight sisters and four brothers. She was born on the Island of Nantucket, Mass., her parents removing to Lawrence county, this State, in October, 1814, and from there to this place, the year following, where she has resided almost continually ever since.
     She was married to Mr. S. H. Coleman November 22, 1832 in Teay's Valley, W.Va., where she was teaching school, at the residence of Mr. Charles Miller, father of Mr. J. H. Miller, now living at Five Mile, in the Kanawha Valley. By this union she became the mother of five children, two of whom, Mrs. Helen Cochrane and Mrs. Kate Williamson, of this city, survive her. Out of the eight sisters and four brothers, only a sister, Mrs. Susan Baxter, who will reach her 83d year next March, survives her.
     In 1852, Mr. Coleman, her husband, moved to Ironton and opened the Ironton House, and died there April 27, 1853. The family returned here soon after his death and have resided here without interruption ever since. Mr. Coleman was elected Sheriff of Gallia county in 1834, from Raccoon township, being a member of the old Ridgeway family at the time. He was a saddler by trade, but for many years was proprietor of the Our House on Front street, that in its day was the leading hostelrie of this section. In this connection he and Mrs. Coleman made a wide and favorable acquaintance and are not yet forgotten by many old residents of towns and cities all over the State. After the family returned from Ironton following Mr. Coleman's death, Mrs. Coleman opened a boarding house which has been the home and abiding place of many of the old residents, of this city, during their lives, among them being the editor of the Journal, to whom she was ever a warm friend and mother and who will miss her with the same grief and sorrow as nearer members of her household.
     Mrs. Coleman was a woman of more than ordinary ability, taking great interest in the political and important affairs of her country which she patriotically revered. Her memory was excellent and was the means of making her always interesting company to both old and young, the wise and the uninformed. She was eminently charitable and no person was ever turned unfed or unclothed from her door if these necessities were required. Besides her own family she raised three children who were not her own among them Mr. Wm. Ferguson, now with Capt. John M. Alexander, who looked upon her as a mother, and whom Mrs. Coleman had great affection for. During the war for the Union, Mrs. Coleman's heart, as ever, was found to be in the right place, and went out in great sympathy and enthusiasm for those who enlisted in their country's cause, and many were her deeds of kindness to them, for which she will never be forgotten in this world nor in the next. She was very industrious, economical and discreet and had accumulated considerable property. Being a Quakeress by faith, she possessed in a marked degree all of those respected virtues pertaining to that sect. For the last twenty years she has not kept house, but made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Robt. Cochrane. For fifteen years, she has been to a greater or less extent an invalid, and during the whole of that time has received every filial devotion due an idolized mother from an affectionate family.
     About three weeks ago, she began to succumb rapidly to the demands of age, but did not take to her bed until the first of last week. Her death was painless and she passed away in sleep, being fully conscious at six o'clock on the morning of her death and dropping to sleep awakened in another, happier and more enduring world. She passed her 80th mile-stone Oct. 10, 1888, and went to her Creator full of years and with a well spent life to receive the reward of a Saviour's love. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Moncure, at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 3:30 p.m., Monday, in the presence of a large and sympathizing congregation, after which her remains were laid away by Hayward & Sons, in the old cemetery by the side of her husband. May she ever be remembered in kindness by those who knew her.

Gallipolis Journal
12 January 1889
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                                Top of Page

Coleman, Dorothy F. [Wright]

     CHESHIRE, OHIO - Dorothy F. Coleman, 87, of Cheshire, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center, Middleport, Ohio. She was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Berkley and Ethel Morrow Wright. Dorothy married George F. Coleman and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1987.
     She was a 1948 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, and a former Kyger Creek Band Booster, serving as president and was a member of Addison Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed her church family, GAHS football and singing in the Mason County Choir and in quartets.
     Surviving are her sons Mark A. Coleman, of Cheshire, and Bruce W. (Sue) Coleman, of Proctorville; a daughter, Carol Frances (Gregory) Snipes, of Belpre; and one brother, Robert (Claudia) Wright, of Florida. In addition to her parents and husband, George, Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Wright and Allen Wright; and a sister, Faye Lambert.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, at Addison Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Barcus and Pastor Jack Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the church between 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015. Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coleman, John L.

     VINTON - John L. Coleman, 80, died Thursday night at his home in Huntington Twp. He was born in Pike County, Ky., a son of Miles and Sarah Damron Coleman. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Mr. Coleman moved to Gallia County 23 years ago.
     Surviving are his wife, Maude Swiney Coleman; three sons, Bethel of Albany; Robert W. , at home; and James of Porter; five daughters, Mrs. Bessie Hackett and Mrs. Frances McDonald, both of Cleveland; Mrs. Esta Hopkins, Pikeville, Ky.; Mrs. Jessie Petrie, Vinton Route 2; and Mrs. Wanda Thacker, Shelbyanna, Ky.; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Thorne, Pound, Va. and Mrs. Mahala Miller, Pikeville, Ky.
     Services will be Sunday, 11 a.m. , at the family home, with the Rev. Anthony Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at the family home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Athens Messenger
Friday, June 23, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coleman, Mary [Minis]

Mrs. Thomas Coleman Dead
     Mrs. Mary Coleman, wife of Mr. Thomas Coleman, died at their home at Nitro, W. Va., Wednesday night, April 8, aged 62 years. She had been ill with cancer for four months. Funeral services were held at Paint Creek Baptist church by Rev. Bass Sunday afternoon, burial bollowing [sic] at Pine Street cemetery. Beside her husband Mrs. Coleman leaves one son, Walter, and many other relatives and friends.

[According to her death certificate available at, she was born October 9, 1862, in Ohio to Callhill and Eliza Smith Minis.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 16, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coleman, Nancy

     COLUMBUS - Miss Nancy Coleman, 67, of Columbus, died Saturday morning in the Monteray Nursing Home in Columbus. Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of the late Ruben and Nancy Coleman. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
     Surviving are two brothers, Lewis of Ranson, Ky., and Joe of Vinton; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Dotson, Mrs. Marjorie Dotson, and Mrs. Mella Dotson, all of Coleman, Ky., Mrs. Remey Blair of Williamson, and Della Smith, of Vinton.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton. Burial will be in Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.

Athens Sunday Messenger
September 8, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coleman, Robert

Robert Coleman Dead
Well Known Gallia County Man Passes
     The Huntington Dispatch says: Robert Coleman, 74 years old, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James R. Bloss, in Lincoln Place. He had been ill but three days, death resulting from gastric ulcer.
     Mr. Coleman was in early years a decorator. He was born Jan. 11, 1843 at Kingston, NY. Learning his trade in the Brewster Factory in New York, he achieved an excellent reputation as a decorator of ability. Personally Mr. Coleman was a kind, reserved gentleman of the old school and was loved and admired by friends and relatives.
     Mrs. Florence Coleman, the widow, with two daughters, Mrs. Garnettte Bloss, wife of Dr. J.R. Bloss of this city and Mrs. H. Devereaux of San Francisco survive.
     The home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Coleman was in Cheshire, Ohio, where he will be buried Monday. The last charter member of the Masons of Cheshire Lodge, Mr. Coleman was the recipient of many honors in a fraternal way. Many friends and those with whom Mr. Coleman had been associated in social and business affairs tendered expressions of heartfelt sympathy to the family yesterday on learning of his death. He had been in ill health for several weeks, but within the three days preceding death his conditions rapidly became serious.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1917
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Dies in Huntington, After Brief Illness--A Splendid Man
     Robert Coleman, 74 years old, a resident of Cheshire died last Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James R. Bloss in Lincoln Place, Huntington, WV. He had been ill but three days, death resulting from gastric ulcer.
     Many expressions of keen regret were heard here when the sad news came. He was well known here and was most highly esteemed. He was a man of splendid character--honorable, upright, courteous, effable, companionable.
     While he maintained his residence in Cheshire and Mrs. Coleman remained there, he spent most of his time in recent years in Huntington, where he was employed. He was a carriage maker at Cheshire for years and was a mechanic of skill.
     Mr. Coleman was born Jan. 11, 1843 at Kingston, NY.
     Mrs. Florence Coleman, the widow, with two daughters, Mrs. Garnette Bloss, wife of Dr. J.R. Bloss of Huntington and Mrs. H. Deveraux of San Francisco survive.
     He was the last charter member of the Masonic Lodge at Cheshire and was the recipient of many fraternal honors.
     The body was taken to Cheshire and the funeral services were held there at 11 o'clock Monday under Masonic auspices, Rev. A.J. Wilder officiated. Burial At Gravel Hill.

[Note: wife, Florence Coleman, born Dec. 1, 1849; died Nov. 7, 1937 Cheshire Township, Gallia County. She was the daughter of Amosa Vangilder and Elizabeth Chappelle. She is buried at Gravel Hill.]

Galipolis Paper
March 1, 1917
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                                   Top of Page

Coleman, S. H.

     DIED - in this town, on yesterday morning, of consumption, Mr. S. H. Coleman, formerly a well-known landlord of Gallipolis, and for the past year landlord of the Ironton House, in his 51st year. (From the Ironton Register) The remains were brought to this place and interred.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 5, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Coleman, Thomas

Thomas Coleman Dies At Athens Hospital
Burial Here Sunday
     Thomas Coleman, a well known colored resident, died Thursday at the Athens State Hospital, after an illness of several months, at the age of 72 years. His wife and son preceded him in death several years ago. He leaves two brothers, Joseph of Columbus and John of Chicago and several nieces and nephews.
     The body may be viewed at any time Saturday afternoon at this late home on Third ave., occupied by his nephew, Andrew Jones. The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Paint Creek Baptist Church by Rev. O. P. Wright and the Mutual Aid Society. Interment will be in Pine Street cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 5, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Collins, Bessie L. [Summerfield]

     Mrs. Bessie L. Collins, 77, a resident of 238 Fourth Ave., died at 7:10 a.m. today. She was the widow of Roy Collins, a Spanish-American War veteran who was long employed in the Bell-Shaw mill. She was the daughter of the late Henry L. and Cynthia Collate Summerfield. He[r] birth was on July 27, 1884 at Charleston, W. Va.
     Surviving daughters are Mrs. Oliver Lawson of Columbus, Mrs. Frank Roudebush of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Walter Evans, Jr. of Hooperston, Ill. There are 12 grand and 23 great – grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother who survive are Mrs. Minnie Barrows, Mrs. Katherine Fisher, and William Summerfield, all of Charleston, and Mrs. Shirley Fish of Columbus.
     Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of God, Garfield Ave. and Royal Neighbors. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the late home with Rev. Cecil Mayle, and Rev. Labman Houck of Wilmington officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Friends may call at the home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Unknown Newspaper
Tuesday December 19, 1961
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Collins, Roy James

R. J. Collins Dies Tuesday
     Roy James Collins, 79, Spanish American War Veteran, died at his home at 238 Fourth Ave. at 6:15 Tuesday evening after an illness of several months. Mr. Collins was a lay minister of the First Church of God and served as chaplain for the John P. Edwards Camp No. 119, United Spanish War Veterans and was a corporal in Co. L., 2nd Regiment of West Virginia during the war. Mr. Collins was born June 2, 1875 at Buffalo, W. Va. He was the son of the late Honorable James H. and Louisa McNealy Collins.
     Before coming to Gallipolis, he taught school in the Putnam county schools of West Virginia. In 1905 he was united in marriage with Bessie L. Summerfield, who survives him with these three daughters: Mrs. Alvin Lawson of Columbus, Mrs. Frank Roudabush of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Walter Evans, Jr., of Hoopeston, Ill., 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One brother, William Collins, of Pt. Pleasant, also survives. A son, Lewis, preceded him in death in 1918, also four children by a previous marriage.
     Mr. Collins was a flour miller and worked for a number of years at the Bell and Shaw Mill until 1932.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of God by Rev. H. M. Smith and Rev. Stanley Hoelle. Interment will follow in Mound Hill cemetery by the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Military services will be held at the grave by the American Legion. Friends may call at the late home at 238 Fourth Ave.. after noon Thursday until the hour of the services.

[Note: Cpl. Co. L 2 Regt. W. Va. Inf. Sp. Amer. War]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 21, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Collver, Bethany [Thomas]

     Bethany Ann Thomas Collver, age 34, of Galloway, went home to be with her Lord on December 2, 1996. Beth is survived by her husband, Jim, and a daughter, Megan; also survived by parents, Pat and Dan Thomas of Gallipolis; a sister, Kelli (Terry) May of Gallipolis; and a brother, Scott of Columbus; two nephews, Justin and Todd May; and a niece, Teresa May.
     Beth graduated from Gallia Academy high School in 1980 and from Ohio State University in 1984 with a degree in social work. She has been instrumental working with the pro-life movement and International Friendships Inc., through her church affiliation. She belongs to the Northwest Assembly of God.
     Her homegoing will be celebrated Friday, December 6, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Northwest Assembly of God Church, 7055 Avery Road, Dublin. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 1996 in the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard. Internment[sic] will be in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery, Tyn Rhos Road, Rio Grande, at 3 p.m. Friday, December 6, 1996.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 4, 1996
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                    Top of Page

Colwell, Dallas E.

Funeral Of Dallas Colwell, Hero, To Be Held In Waterloo, 11 Tuesday;
Oldaker Rites Held At Leon
     Dallas E. Colwell, 39, who gave his life in an effort to save the life of a fellow-worker Saturday at the West Virginia Ordnance Works, was a native of this county and a former O. H. E. employee. He was born in Walnut Twp. near Lecta and was a nephew of I. E. and Warren Myers and since his marriage in 1929 had lived at Waterloo.
     Funeral services will be held at the Waterloo Methodist Church at 11 o’clock Tuesday, in charge of a former pastor, Rev. Thomas E. Taylor of Chesapeake. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery by W. W. Phillips. Today friends are calling at the Colwell home to view decedent’s features.
     This afternoon at Leon rites are being held for another hero and victim of the triple tragedy—Delmer W. Oldaker, 23. Services are in charge of Rev. Rex Anderson at the Methodist Church there and burial will be at Leon Cemetery by Raines of Buffalo. Oldaker is survived by his wife, Wanda Oldaker, and a little daughter, Gloria J.
     Definite information as to the disposition of the body of Charles Miller, 35, of New Haven was not obtainable this morning. Miller was unmarried.
     Oldaker and Morris Donohoo [sic] found Miller’s body in the sewage disposal plant at 8 o’clock Saturday morning. The former rushed in and succeeded in moving Miller’s body 20 feet nearer the exit and then collapsed and could not be revived after he was dragged from the building.
     Colwell, Serg Lands, V. G. Wendt and M. B. Streagle were all overcome in their rescue efforts because of an oxygen deficiency it was said, but Colwell was the only one of these four who succumbed.
     Colwell was a son of John Colwell, who died three of four years ago, and of Rebecca Myers Colwell, who died about 15 years ago. (The latter was a sister of the late J. W. Myers of this city). Colwell is survived by his wife, the former Selma [Thelma] Cheatwood, daughter, Betty Lou, 13, and a sister, Pearl, wife of George Null of Waterloo.
     For some time he was employed at the O. H. E. and then at Mansfield and about a year ago became a guard at the TNT plant. He entered military service on April 24 last, and was stationed at a time at Portsmouth Va. Two weeks ago he was discharged either because of his age or a physical disability, reports conflicting and on his return again obtained employment at the WVOW.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 16, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Colwell, Emmett

     Emmett, the youngest son of Mrs. Eliza Colwell, died at his home here Saturday morning Jan., 5th of consumption age about 20 yrs. He had been in poor health for the past year and although it was known that he could not recover, his death came as a shock to the entire community. He was a kind-hearted, quiet, industrious young man.
     He leaves to mourn their loss a mother, three brothers, Caleb, James and Emory at home and sisters, Mrs. Alva Houck of Mercerville, Mrs. Lemma Raynor of Rio Grande and Mrs. Will Campbell who resides here. His funeral was conducted by Rev. E. L. Sheets, burial by undertaker Trobridge at the Swindler cemtery, near Yoho.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan 11, 1907
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Colwell, Everett D.

     Everett D. Colwell, son of the late John M. and Cora Lowery Colwell, was born on May 20, 1896, and was suddenly stricken by death on June 22, 1962, at the age of 66 years, 1 month, and 2 days. He lived his entire life in the home where he was born near Vinton, Ohio.
     His life became enriched when he was united in marriage to Grace Kincaid on April 7, 1920. Together they shared a devoted Christian life. To this union were born six children: Mrs. Dorothy Emmons, Brookville, Ohio, John Franklin, at home, Mrs. Catherine Shenefield, Langsville, Ohio, David, Indianapolis, Indiana.
     Two daughters, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. A nephew, Frank Howard, of Cleveland, Ohio, was reared in the family home. Nine grandchildren survive.
     The deceased chose for his profession in life, the oldest, highest, and most noble of all professions – agriculture. He was one of Meigs County’s most prosperous farmers. He was an extremely devoted  husband and father, finding his greatest pleasure in life with his family and his home. The joys or burdens of his children or grandchildren were his first interests.
     He was interested and active in all civic affairs. He was a member and trustee of the Rutland Methodist Church, Orphans Friends Lodge, No. 275 F.  & A.M., Eastern Star Lodge of Wilkesville, Ohio; Subordinate, State, and National Grange; Meigs County Farm Bureau; Soil Conservation, American Jersey Cattle Club; and member and trustee of the Buckeye Rural Electric Company. These activities brought him in contact with a great number of people. He was a friend to all. He liked people and enjoyed meeting and talking with them.
     The individual, Everett D. Colwell, will be seen no more but the memory of his kind and pleasing personality will long and inspiringly linger with us. The abiding principles for which he so zealously lived are made more permanent just because he once came this way. To all friends and neighbors who have helped and comforted us in time of our bereavement, for the beautiful flowers and the kind thoughts that go with them, to Rev. Herring and Rev. Davis for their consoling words of comfort, we say “Thank You.”                                                               Mrs. Grace Colwell and family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 4, 1966
Transcribed by Jace Little

Colwell, Hannah J. [Rupe]

Death of Mrs. Colwell
     Mrs. J. M. Colwell, of Eno, died Thursday of cancer, aged 52 years past and was buried at Poplar Ridge Friday, her funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton.
     She left a husband, but no children except an orphan they had raised, Willie. She was a member of the Baptist Church and had a wide circle of friends and her funeral services were largely attended.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 10, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Colwell, Isaac Milton

Prominent Meigs County Farmer Died Last Friday--Burial Sunday
     Isaac Milton Colwell well known In this county and one of the leading farmers of Meigs county died suddenly at his residence last Friday morning from an attack of heart trouble.  He had been in a serious condition for some time and unable to undergo any exertion.  He was born in Morgan township this county and was 53 years, 5 months and 7 days old.  He was a good man, well liked and very hospitable.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Lestine Heacook and by two brothers John M. Of Meigs county and N. B. Of the County Auditor's office this city and by two sisters Mrs. Mary Miller and Mrs. Sylvia Lawrence.
     The funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Farrar of Bidwell and were largely attended. Burial at Point Pleasant Cemetery by Butler of Vinton.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesdan, September 13, 1911
Transcribed and submitted by Teresa Herrmann
Columbus, Ohio                                                                                             Top of Page

Colwell, Milton

Death of Mr. Colwell
     Mr. Nick Colwell of the Auditor's Office, was called this morning out to Morgan Township, by the sudden death of his invalid brother, Milton, who had eaten his breakfast in his usual health, got up from the table, sat down in a chair and toppled over dead. He lived just over the Morgan Township line in Meigs County.
     He is survived by his wife, a sister Mrs. Lafayette Gastom, but no children and we believe had brothers beside Mr. Nicholas Colwell and some sisters but they are unknown to us. He is said to have been a large land owner and quite wealthy and was about 50 years old and a very fine man.

[Note: b. 4/1/1858 d. 9/8/1911 from death record]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 18, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Colwell, Oslo [Oslow Beall]

     At 4 A.M. Monday Oslo Colwell, resident of this place and son of A. C. Colwell, died at his grandparents near Vinton. Oslo has been ailing for some time but got better and went to visit his grandparents where he took suddenly worse. Everything that medical aid or loving hands could do was done, but to no avail. God in his wonderful mercy saw fit to take him, so we must submit. The bereft family has our sympathy in this their first but most bitter sorrow.

[Note: 4/18/1893 - 3/21/1910 s/o Alonzo C. & Mary M. Colwell - Buried in Miller Cemt. Gallia Co. per death cert.]

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

Combs, James Seth

      Combs---In this city, May 11th, J. Seth Combs, age 47 years. The deceased was born in Delaware county, N. Y. and came to this county in 1859 where he married. He had been a resident of this city since 1861. For many years he suffered much from rheumatism. He was a kind husband and father and an honest, upright citizen.

[Note: From stone. James Seth Combs. B--April 10, 1826 D--May 11, 1874, Buried Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp. Unit: Field & Staff, Surgeon]

Gallipolis Journal
May 21, 1874
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page

Combs, Jos. S.

     Died, at the residence of his son in Hamden, Delaware Co. N.Y., March 21st, 1864, at 11 o'clock A.M., of Paralysis, Mr. Jos. S. Combs in the 71st year of his age, late P.M. of Thurman, Gallia co. Ohio.

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

Comer, Alma

     Alma Comer, 91, Gallipolis, died Sunday, July 20, 1997 in the Holzer Senior Care Center. Born Sept. 15, 1905 in Calhoun County, W. Va., daughter of the late Henry and Jane Ray Metheney, she was a seamstress for Thomas Clothiers, Bernadine's and Darnbrough's. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
     She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Postalwaite; her second husband, Thomas A. Comer; three brothers, Denver Metheney, Whirley Metheney and Addie Metheney; and a sister Edna Cash.
     Surviving are two daughters, Donnie (Robert) France and Patricia (Bill) Saunders, both of Gallipolis; a son, Tom (Ruth) Comer of Gallipolis; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, two sisters, Myrtle Clagg and Jane George, both of Florida, and two brothers, Cread Metheney of Grove City, and Bill Metheney of Florida.
     Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Gallia Baptist Cemetery, with Pastor David Hogg officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Memorial Fund of Grace United Methodist Church.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Comer, Anna [Lee]

Anna Comer Dies Saturday
     Mrs. Anna Comer, 81, who suffered a stroke some 18 months ago and whose condition has been critical since that time, passed quietly away at 11 p.m. Saturday at her home, 926 Second Ave. Although she had been a semi-invalid for the past fifteen years, Mrs. Comer had had the constant care and the tender devotion of her daughter, Miss Bessie Comer, with whom she made her home throughout her many years of affliction.
Born at Gallia on July 31, 1870, Mrs. Comer is one of the last surviving members of the 10 children born to Perry and Elizabeth Cotton Lee of Gallia. On June 17, 1890, she was united in marriage to Warren Comer, a well known lumberman in Gallia and Lawrence Counties. They lived at Waterloo for several years later moving to Ironton where they lived for several years before moving to Gallipolis in 1921 and where Mr. Comer passed away on May 1, 1923. Nine children were born to this union, six of whom survive.
     Surviving are five sons, Thomas and Thurman of Gallipolis, Theodore and Thornton of Ironton, and Thirl of Vinton and one daughter, Miss Bessie, at home. One son, Thurston, died at the age of 23, a daughter, Lula died at the age of 23, and another daughter, Myrtle, at the age of 18 months.
     Mrs. Comer, whose nature was kind and gentle, was beloved by all who knew her. She was deeply devoted to her family and seemed happiest when surrounded by her devoted daughter and stalwart sons and their families. Her love and devotion to them was reflected in their faithfulness to her, to the end. She had a deep religious conviction and when able was a regular attendant at the Church of God.
     In addition to the children named above, she is survived by a brother, John Lee of Jackson, 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Souder Baptist Church near Gallia at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. H. M. Smith, pastor of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in the Souders Cemetery by the Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. The body will remain at the late home where friends may call until one hour before the funeral.
Pallbearers selected are six grandsons of the decedent. They are Carl, Cecil, James, Junior, Warren and Rudolph Comer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 17, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Comer, Charles R. and Gail [Bradbury]

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Comer Instantly Killed Thursday Near Huntington
Well Known Former Residents Here Buried Saturday At Gravel Hill
     Struck by a fast train crossing the Norfolk and Western railroad tracks near Kenova, W. Va., shortly after three o'clock Thursday afternoon, an automobile carrying Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Comer was completely demolished and both occupants were instantly killed. The train was stopped and both bodies were carried on it to Huntington.
     Mr. and Mrs. Comer, who lived in Huntington, were driving to the home of a relative, Fred B. Ashworth, and family, on Sandy River, to spend the evening and were within sight of the house when the fast train bore down on them. Their identity was not established until Mr. Ashworth arrived on the scene and viewed the bodies.
     Word of their tragic end was received here with horror by many relatives and friends, and several of the former hastened to Huntington. Both Mr. and Mrs. Comer were former residents here and the latter was a native of this county. Before her marriage on June 15, 1910, Mrs. Comer was Miss Gail Bradbury, daughter of the late William and Louise Belle Bradbury of Kyger.
     Mr. Comer, 65, was a native of Shelby county. In early life he was a traveling salesman, later locating here as manager of the Gallipolis Foundry & Machine Co., successor to the former Enos & Hill plant. He was prominent in business, social and civic affairs, and when the machine plant burned removed to Huntington where he managed a furniture making establishment and took an active part in that city's affairs. In June, 1924, Mr. Comer suffered a stroke of paralysis, and while recovering to some extent, he had since been a semi-invalid.
     Mrs. Comer was a charming woman, well liked by all who knew her and active in social and philanthropic circles here and in Huntington. She was 52 years of age. She had served as regent of the Huntington chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was prominent in women's club activities. Both she and her husband were members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Huntington, and he a member of the Masonic lodge in Gallipolis.
     Mr. Comer leaves two sisters, Miss Cora Comer and Mrs. Ida King, both of Cincinnati, and a brother, Edward Comer, of Pittsburgh. A niece, Mrs. Paterson, lives in Huntington.
     Mrs. Comer is survived by three brothers, C. A. Bradbury of Kyger, Asa H. Bradbury of Middleport and W. Poe Bradbury of Gallipolis. All of them, accompanied by Cecil, Wymond, H. Bion Bradbury and Mrs. Poe Bradbury, went to Huntington immediately upon receipt of news of the tragedy.
     Brief funeral services were held at the Comer residence in Huntington Saturday morning when the funeral cortege came to Cheshire where additional services were held in the Methodist church. W. Archibald Wallace, Reader of the Church of Christ in Huntington, officiated at both services. Pall bearers at Cheshire were Joe Moch, Fred Foster, Earl Mauck, Harry Maddy, Garfield Searles, Charles D. Hill, C. T. Robinson, Don Allen, Wymond, Bion, Wendell, Clyde and Perry Bradbury. Burial was made in the Bradbury lot in Gravel Hill cemetery.
     A large attendance of relatives and friends marked the last rites for these two splendid people, united in death as they had been devoted and inseparable in life.

[Note: Dates from stone: Charlie R. 1869-1935; Gail B. 1881-1935.]

Gallipolis Tribune
January 24, 1935
Newspaper clipping found in the Simmerman files, Comer-Lee file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Compston, John

A Gallia County Man Killed
     John Compston, formerly of this county, was killed in Huntington, Monday, by the accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of his wife. They had been married only a short time. Mr. Compston was formerly a mail carrier between this city and Bush's Mill.

[Note: Buried in Providence Cemetery in Clay Township..per death record died April 3, 1893; 3 hours after being shot.]

Gallipolis Journal
April 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Compton, Jim N.

     Jim N. Compton, 69, 605 Fifth Ave. Gallipolis, died Tuesday, July 16, 1996 at his residence. Born Sept. 20, 1926 in Miami, Fla. son of the late John and Gertrude Snodgrass Compton, he was a retired boat captain for private yachts in the Miami area and was a former ironworker. A World War ll veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard, he was a member of the North American Fisherman's Association.           
     Surviving are a daughter, Deborah L. Compton of Gallipolis; a grandchild; a sister, Betty Paul of Live Oak, Fla, and his former wife, Pat Compton of Gallipolis. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Landon in 1991.
     Services will be 8p.m. Friday in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, with Father John Good officiating. Burial will be in Clay Chapel Cemetery, Clay Township. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by Cremeens Funeral Chapel.

Transcribed by sister-in-law Marian Schoonover                                                Top of Page

Compton, Patricia B. [Baker]

     Patricia B. Compton went to live in God’s mansion on Thursday, August 21, 2008 after many years of illness. Pat graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1946 and attended Grace United Methodist Church. She was a board member for the Gallia County Genealogical Society, OGS Chapter. She had a very good life working at the Gallia County Courthouse as a deputy clerk for the Probate and Juvenile Division for 28 years. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting before becoming very active in genealogy, which kept her extremely busy after retirement.
     Patricia was born August 11, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Wayne A. Baker and Marita A. Young Baker. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Michelle Landon and a former husband Capt. Jim Compton.
     She is survived by her daughter, Deborah of Gallipolis; a grandson, John David (Tina) Hantz of Roanoke Rapids, NC: great grandchildren Michael and Emily Hantz; a sister Marian Schoonover; a niece, Trisch (Terry) Schoonover- Rees; nephews, Walter F. (Jennifer) Schoonover, Jr. and Wayne W. (Deanna) Schoonover; special friends Bob Roach and his family, Vickie and Roscoe Browning: aunts, Adell Caldwell, Marguerite Cochrane and Ruth Trout; a cousin, Mary Margaret Willis; and several great nieces and nephews.
     A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Pat’s ashes will be interred at Clay Chapel Cemetery alongside other members of her family. Willis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Gallia Daily Tribune
August 22, 2008
Transcribed by Marian Baker Schoonover

Comstock, Asa

Asa Comstock Died At Kanauga
     Asa Comstock, aged 68 years, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 1923, at his home in Kanauga. Mr. Comstock had been in ill health for some time following an operation. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Homer of Pt. Pleasant; Howard of Kanauga; Mrs. George Smith and Miss Edith Comstock of Cleveland. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Shafer at the home at 10 o'clock, standard time, Wednesday. Burial will follow at Mound Hill by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Acel]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1923
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Comstock, Emma Jane

Mrs. Comstock, 84, Dies At Kanauga
     Mrs. Emma Jane Comstock passed away at her home in Kanauga at 1:30 Sunday morning after an extended illness. She was one of the outstanding women of her community and was in her 85th year.
Mrs. Comstock was a devoted member of the church from early girlhood on and taught a Sunday School class up until her last illness.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until all the children have been heard from. But Rev. Julius Chandler will conduct the services at the Kanauga Methodist Church and interment will be made in Mound Hill by F. L. Stevers. The body will be removed to the home from the mortuary at 6 o'clock this evening.
Later: Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday.
     The three surviving children are Mrs. Edith Morrow and Mrs. Maude Smith, both of Texas and W. A. Comstock with whom she made her home. A sister, Mrs. Bessie Misner of Columbus and a brother, Alvah Graves of Harrisonville, also survive.

[Note: From tombstone 1859 - 1944]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 10, 1944
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Comstock, Esther Hays [Sayre]

     Mrs. Esther Hays Comstock, 72, of Kanauga, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Naomi) Brinker in Racine. Mrs. Comstock was born Feb. 26, 1904, the daughter of Lewis and Anna Belle Adams Sayre. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. H. Comstock.
     Surviving besides Mrs. Brinker are two brothers, Raymond Sayre of Roseville and Fred Sayre of Bowerstown, a sister, Mrs. Ura Morris of Racine, three grandchildren, Joann Wolfe, Joe Brinker and Ronnie Brinker, and three great-grandchildren, Eddie Wolfe, Benny Sue Wolfe and Joey Brinker. Mrs. Comstock was a member of the Antiquity Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Ewing Funeral Home with the Rev. Freeland Norris officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 6 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 22, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Comstock, Howard Raymond

Howard Comstock, 52, Lifelong Invalid Dies At Home In Kanauga
     Howard Comstock, who was fifty-two years old in January, died Friday morning about 5:30, at his home at Kanauga. Mr. Comstock was the son of Mrs. Emma Comstock and the late Asa [Acel] Comstock and had been an invalid all his life, an organic heart trouble developing about one week ago resulting in his death. He was never married.
     In addition to his mother, with whom he had always lived, RM. Comstock is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George F. Smith and Mrs. B. L. Morrow, both of whom live in Texas, the former at Dallas and the later at San Angelo and a brother, Homer Comstock, of Pt. Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at his late home in Kanauga by Rev. McMahan, pastor of the M. E. Church there. Interment will be in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 30, 1934

Howard Comstock Dies At Kanauga
     Funeral services for Howard Comstock, 52, who died Friday morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Emma Comstock, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home. Rev. McMahan, pastor of the Kanauga M. E. Church will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 31, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Comstock, William Homer

Kanauga Native Dies On Sunday
     Mr. William H. Comstock, 77, of 121 River St., Kanauga, died Sunday from a heart attack. He was born December 24, 1883, son of the late Acel and Emma Comstock. He was a retired Marine engineer, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Methodist Church.
     He is survived by the wife, Esther and seven daughters; Mrs. William G. Cheap, Ashland, Ky., Mrs. John Trasti, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Surande [Swande] Trasti, Lorain; Miss Ina [Iva] Comstock, Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. W. R. McGlothlin, Vinton, Miss Ethel Comstock, Gallipolis, Mrs. Betty Taylor, Crown City, one step-daughter, Mrs. Jesse Bunker [Brinker], two sisters, Mrs. George Smith, Dallas, Tex., Mrs. B. L. Morrow, San Angelo, Tex., 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     Services were held Tuesday at 2 o’clock at the Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy. Burial was at the Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 5, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Condee, Anna Margurete [Smith]

Mrs. Webb Condee Dies In Huntington
     Mrs. Webb Condee, a former resident of this city, died at her home in Huntington at 11 o’clock last night. She had been in poor health for a year and suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago. She is survived by her husband and three daughters; Mrs. Fred Betz, Mrs. Helen Hoover and Miss Katherine Condee, all of Huntington. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church here at 2:30 Sunday with Rev. George Sagen in charge.

[Note: 5/27/1867 - 3/16/1932]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 17, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Condee, Nora Lovell

Miss Condee Funeral Held
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Miss Nora Condee, 56, well-known Gallipolis music teacher who died at Holzer Hospital Sunday, were held at the First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. this afternoon with the Rev. J. E. Hakes officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Miss Condee became ill Sunday while poking a grate fire at her residence, 1140 Second Ave., where she resided with her mother, Mrs. Asa Condee.
     Miss Condee was a native of Leon, W. Va., attended the Marshall College School of Music and was widely known in Gallipolis music circles for a quarter of a century, having been an organist at the Baptist Church for 20 years. She was also a private music teacher. She is survived by her mother and by two brothers, Herman, of Kerr, and L. C. Condee, of Washington, D.C.

Athens Messenger
Tuesday, November 26, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Conkle, Cora

     CONKLE - Cora, the oldest daughter of Joseph Conkle and wife, died at their home in Morgan Township, Gallia Co., Ohio, April 22, 1880, aged 21 years, 11 months and 22 days. Her disease was consumption, with which she lingered many months. In early youth she embraced Christ as her Savior and united with the Christain [sic] Church of Campaign, of which she remained a faithful and worthy member. Of even temperament and genial disposition she was a valued companion and friend. What wonder that the Angels were anxious for her coming. Home will miss her yet the abiding home will gain her. A kind father and mother will miss her, yet the father of infinite wealth will better endow her with eternal splendor. Brothers and sisters will miss her, but the door of her mansion ever swings open to those she loved. A church will miss her, but a better church has gained her. This world needs the good, but Heaven must have them. Her life, though short, was not lived in vain for her influence will ever live to bless and encourage those who knew her in life.
     Her funeral services were held at the home, and were largely attended by sympathizing friends, who mourned for one so early taken from them. Sermon by Rev. W.J. Fulton, of Rio Grande O.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 7, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Conkle, Doris Jean

Mrs. Conkle Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. James (Doris Jean) Conkle died Wednesday evening at her residence in Cheshire at the age of 42. She was born June 17, 1925, and was preceded in death by her father, Albert Rhodes.
     She is survived by her husband, James; a son, Wayne Oxyer, Cheshire; one daughter, Mrs. James (Wanda) Russell, Wilkesville; her mother, Mrs. Laura Rhodes; one brother, John Rhodes, Vinton; two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Wills, Union City, N. J., and Mrs. Audrey Arnold, Charleston; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rawlings Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 20, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Conkle, Frances K.(Athey)

     Mrs. Frances K. Conkle, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Saturday evening at University Hospital, Columbus. Aged 79, she was born May 31,1895 at Kyger, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lewis and Lillie M. Tate Athey.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jonas M. Conkle, three brothers and one sister.  She is survived by one, daughter, Mrs. James(Carol) Hafey, Grove City, two sons, Robert and James, both of Rt. 1 Cheshire, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.   
     Mrs. Conkle was a member of the Kyger Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid of the Church. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating,. Burial will be in the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time afternoon Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug. 3, 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley

Conley, Lois Jean

Conley Child Dies
     Lois Jean Conley, two-year old daughter of Russell Conley of Northup star route, died on Christmas Day at the Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient there four days.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 27, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Conley, William Russell

W. R. Conley, 65, Succumbs Wednesday
     William Russell Conley, 65, of Rt. 2 Gallipolis (Rt. 218 near Yellowtown) died suddenly of an apparent heart attack at his home around 1:15 p.m., Wednesday. He had been in failing health the past six years.
He was employed by the G & J Auto Parts for a number of years. He was last employed by the Willis Tire Co., before retiring six years ago.
     Mr. Conley was born Oct. 27, 1902, in Boyd County, Ky., son of the late Arch and Mariam Womack Conley. He married Lillian Hart on Nov. 9, 1922. She survives, along with the following children: Mrs. James (Cleora) Egner, Gallipolis; Bill Conley, Columbia, S. C.; M. Sgt. Donald Conley, in the U. S. Air Force stationed in the Philippines; Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Thomas, Cayce, S. C.; Mrs. James (Virginia) Swain, Gallipolis. One daughter, Jeanie, preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren survive.
     Two brothers and one sister survive; John Conley, Gallipolis; Ernest Conley and Miss Bess Conley, both of Ashland, Ky. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
     Mr. Conley resided here 32 years. The family came to Gallipolis from Ashland, Ky. He was a member of the Church of God on Garfield Ave. Funeral services will be announced by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 25, 1968

Conley Rites Saturday, Name Pallbearers
     Pallbearers were named today for Saturday’s 2 p.m. funeral of W. R. Conley, 65, who died Wednesday. They are: Raymond Willis, Jerry Martin, Homer Porter, Homer Lanier, James Thomas and Allen Baker.
     Services will be conducted at the First Church of God on Garfield Ave., under the direction of Rev. Vernon Shafer and Rev. L. E. Foudy. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. The late Mr. Conley will lie in state at the church one hour prior to Saturday’s services. Friends may call between 7 and 9 this evening at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 26, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Connelley, Scott L.

Scott L. Connelley
     Scott L. Connelley, 18, of Route 1, Gallipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. Born June 26, 1969 in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Ray and Wanda J. Caudill Connelley, who survive.
     He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis and graduated from Kyger Creek High School in 1987. He received the SVAC award in football in 1987. He was also a member of the Industrial Arts Club at Kyger Creek.
     Additional survivors are a sister, Wyllie I. Connelly at home, grandparents Mildred Caudill of Salyersville, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Betsey Connelly of Salyersville, Ky. ; special uncle and aunt, Bill and Louie Caudill of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by a grandfather Brooklyn Caudill.
     Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial follows in Reynolds Addison Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home on Tuesday, 6 to 9 up. me. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.
     Pallbearers will be Todd Castor, Tommy Waugh, Jerry Dorset, Michael Tucker, Larry Bradley, Tim Gordon, Mike Saxon and John Carroll.

[Note: Died December 6, 1987. Buried Reynolds Addison Cemetery, Addison Township]

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

Conner, Fannie

     Fannie Conner, a little 12 years old colored girl was burned to death at Gallipolis on Wednesday, July 26, by the explosion of a coal oil can which she was using in kindling a fire.

Athens Messenger
August 3, 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Conner, Zach

     CONNER-At the residence of his brother, M. Conner, in this city, after a lingering illness, Mr. Zach Conner, aged 23 years.

Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1876
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Connolly, Bessie

     Bessie Connolly, 65, of 1837 Chatham Ave., Gallipolis, died Saturday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born Nov. 6, 1920 in East Bank, W.Va., to the late Oscar and Virginia Bland Buttrick. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Range of Athens; one brother, Thomas Buttrick of Gallipolis; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Connolly.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Miles Trout officiating. Burial in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 8, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page

Conrad George

Death of Geo. Conrad
     Mr. Geo. Conrad, nephew and living with Mrs. Fannie Stone, in bad health for a long time, died Sunday morning from a complication of diseases. He was a cripple using crutches and worked at the furniture factory.
His funeral services were conducted this afternoon at Mrs. Stone’s by Rev. T. F. Garrett, the burial following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son. He joined the church two weeks ago, and is said to have been a good young man. He left two sisters living away off somewhere.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, June 8, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cook, Delmar C. ‘Houdini’

     GALLIPOLISDelmar Clyde “Houdini” Cook, 42, of Gallipolis, died Friday, February 19, 1999 at his residence. Born June 2, 1956 in Springfield, son of the late Ray C. Cook and Grace M. Flack Cook, he was a self-employed carpenter and painter.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary Ruth Lane Cook, a son, Jon (Shelia) Nibert of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; four stepsons, Scott Pollock of Gallipolis, Terry Pollock of Gallipolis, Mickey (Mandy) Pollock of Gallipolis, and Joseph Pollock of Gallipolis; a stepdaughter, Tyler Wilmoth, at home; two grandchildren, Adrian and Kyle Nibert, five step grandchildren; Dakota, Zia, Alicia Cole and Jacob Pollock; four sisters, Bertha (Charles) Eads of Gallipolis, Rosetta (Jimmy) Jenkins of Gallipolis, Dorothy Cook of Live Oak, Florida, and Luella (Dale) Hickey of Bozeman, Montana; three brothers, Ernest (Mary) Cook of Gallipolis, Nick (Sally) Cook of White Pigeon, Michigan, and Jerry Flack of Atlanta, Georgia; and special friends, Cheryl, Tiffany and Bubba Spencer of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999 in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Maddy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday, February 22, 1999. Pallbearers will be Scott Pollock, Terry Pollock, Mickey Pollock, Joe Pollock, Jon Nibert and Charles Shockey. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Eads, Chad Nunn, Brent Sheets and Hugh McClure.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
February 21, 1999
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cook, Edna P.

     A Rio Grande woman was hospitalized after the car she was driving went left of center into the path of a United Parcel Service tractor and double trailer combination on U.S. 35 in Raccoon Township Monday afternoon.
     Edna C. Cook, 83, of Rio Grande was eastbound on U.S. 35 when she went left of center and struck the tractor and double trailer driven by John C. Shoemaker, 55, of Bourneville, according to a report from the Gallia-Meigs post of the Highway Patrol. Cook’s car was then forced into a guard rail, the patrol reported.
Cook was transported by the Gallia County Emergency Medical Service to Holzer Medical Center where she was admitted. Cook was listed in guarded but stable condition Tuesday morning after undergoing treatment for multiple trauma, a hospital spokeswoman said.
     Shoemaker was uninjured in the accident, the patrol reports. Damage to Cook’s 1974 Dodge Dart was listed as heavy and disabling. Damage to the UPS’ 1976 GMC was listed as moderate and disabling. The accident is currently under investigation.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune – Feb. 3, 1992

Rio Grande Woman Hurt in Wreck

     RIO GRANDE – Edna Pearl Cook, 83, of Rio Grande, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1992 at Holzer Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 12, 1908 in Hayes, Ill., daughter of the late Clifford and Nellie Barger Clyse.
     She was homemaker, a volunteer at Holzer Medical Center, a foster grandparent at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, and a member of the Golden Gate Garden Club, Rio Grande, Salem Baptist Church, Gage, and the church’s Ladies Aid.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Donita Simms of Rio Grande, Mrs. Bonnie Carter of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Peggy Bunsold of Marysville; one son, Griff Cook, Jr., of Rio Grande; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Clyse of Ironton; and two sisters, Louise Moore of Columbus, and Eva Perry of Hillsboro.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Griff C. Cook on Nov. 20, 1967; one grandson; one great-grandchild; two sisters; and one brother.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Salem Baptist Church, Gage, with the Rev. Kenneth Sanders and the Rev. Jack Berry officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salem Church Missionary Society.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 9, 1992
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty

Cook, Genevieve

     Little Genevieve, daughter of Arius and Edith Cook, was born OCt. 2, 1924.  She was stricken with pneumonia fever, all being done that could be done but of no avail.  At the age of 5 months and 22 days God saw fit to pluck the dear little flower and take her to Himself.
     Genevieve leaves to mourn their loss her parents, grandfather, grandmother and a host of other relatives.    A precious one from us is gone,
     A voice we loved is stilled;
   A place is vacant in our home
     That never can be filled.

[Note: Bethesda Cemetery - Date on stone D.24 March 1925]

Gallipolis paper
March 24,  1925
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Cook, Isaac

     Mr. Isaac Cook died in this city last Wednesday. His disease was inflammation of the bowels, contracted while South with a trading boat. He commenced life in this city, and had by prudent management and industry, acquired substantial property.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 23, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Cook, Lucy [Curry]

Aged Mrs. Sam F. Cook Dies Sat Midnight
Funeral Arrangements To Be Deferred Until Flood Water Departs
     Mrs. Lucy Cook, whose illness was critical for the past weeks, died shortly after midnight Saturday night at her home on Third avenue. Mrs. Cook was in her ninety-third year and her death was the result of complications due to her advanced age. Up to her last illness, which was of short duration, she had been in fairly good health and was active mentally, although her eyesight was impaired.
     Mrs. Cook was the widow of Samuel T. Cook, who preceded her in death sixteen years. She was the daughter of James and Susannah Curry and while she was born in Pt. Pleasant, almost her entire life was spent in Gallipolis, her parents moving here when she was an infant. She is the last of her immediate family and survivors are two sons, Harry of Pittsburgh and Earl of Indianapolis, and a daughter [unreadable] Nelle, who gave her [unreadable]. She leaves three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Oraigie, Miss Evelyn and Miss Helen Cook, all of Cleveland, who had been in her home a great deal as they grew up and between them there was a mutual fondness.
     Mrs. Cook, who was a member of the Grace Methodist church, was devoted to her home and family and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
     The body is at the Entsminger funeral home but arrangements cannot be completed until the high water subsides.

Gallia Daily Times
Jan. 25, 1937
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Cook, Mary [Clark]

Mrs. Mary Cook Dies Saturday
     Mrs. Mary Cook, 79, a former resident of Kanauga, died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Clara Lanham, Rt. 3, Charleston. Mrs. Cook had been in failing health for two and a half years and it was at the start of that decline in health that she moved to Charleston.
     She was a native of Mason county and was born on May 28, 1876, to Richard and Minerva Webster Clark. She was married to the late Charles Cook who preceded her in death some 12 years ago. Surviving her are two step-children, George Walter Cook, and Mrs. Mary M. Diddle, both of Syracuse, and a brother, Milton Clark of St. Clairsville. Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Community church, Tyler Mountain, with Rev. Hobson Fisher, assisted by Rev. William Layne, officiating. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. The Cunningham Funeral Home at Charleston will have charge of the service and graveside services at Addison, slated for 3 p.m. will be in charge of the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Dec. 5, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cook, Nellie Maude

Long Illness Ends Last Night For Miss Nelle Cook
     Miss Nellie Cook, mention of whose illness has been made frequently in these columns, died at 8:20 last night at the Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient in the local institution since the first of April and while it was known that she had a malignant ailment, which gave no hope that she could recover, her death was a grievous shock to her relatives and friends, who had not anticipated the end so imminent.
     Miss Cook came from one of the oldest and most promising families of Gallipolis. She was the [daughter of the late Samuel T. Cook] and Lucy Curry Cook, and all of her sixty-seven years was spent here. Her father served as mayor of the city for several terms. Two brothers survive, Harry Cook of Pittsburgh and Earl Cook of Indianapolis. There are also three nieces, Miss Helen Cook and Mrs. Evelyn Muller of Cleveland and Mrs. Jeannette Craigie of Wilmington whom she helped to rear and between whom there was deep love and devotion. There is a grandniece also, little Jeannette Muller. All of her relatives have been here at various times during her illness.
     Miss Cook was a member of Grace Methodist church and of the Ladies Bible class of that church. Utterly unselfish, Miss Cook gave the devotion of a life time to her loved ones. She ministered tenderly to her mother who died a few years ago at an advanced age. And there was deep friendship between her and her neighbors at her residence, 656 Third avenue, which had been her home for so long a time.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of F. J. Entsminger, the last rites will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 3 p.m. Friends may call there on Friday and up to the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 7, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cook, Samuel

Samuel Cook Dead
Passed Away Saturday After A Short Illness
     Samuel T. Cook passed away at his home on Third Avenue at 9:15 Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 1919. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday afternoon after being downtown but had not been in any worse health than usual.
     Mr. Cook was born Feb. 19th, 72 years ago, in this city. He married Miss Lucy A. Curry. Nov. 14, 1872 and to them were born the following children: Earl of Akron, Ohio; Harry of Steubenville, Ohio and Miss Nelle at home. He leaves beside his widow the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Brading of Chattanooga, TN; Mrs. Ella Berridge, Mrs. William C. Wey and Mrs. Hannah Berridge and William, all of this city.
     The deceased was one of our most prominent citizens, straightforward in all his business affairs and leaves many warm friends. He served a term as Mayor of the city on the Democratic ticket in 1887, holding the office with best of his ability. The time of the funeral under direction of Wetherholt and Entsminger has not been decided upon.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday Feb. 7, 1919

Hon. S. T. Cook Passes Sunday
     Suffering a stroke of apoplexy about three o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home in this city. Hon. Samuel T. Cook, one of our best known citizens lingered until ten o'clock Sunday morning when his spirit passed away. Mr. Cook had suffered a similar attack twelve years ago but after a number of weeks' illness recovered. The Funeral will be held at his late home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. D. F. Wells (?) of the Methodist Church, of which deceased has long been a member.
     Mr. Cook was born 72 years ago in this city and in 1872 was maried to Lucy A. Curry, who with sons, Earl of Akron and Harry of Steubenville and a daughter, Miss Nellie at home, survive him. He also leaves sisters, Mrs. Mary Brading of Chattanooga and Mrs. Ella Berridge, Mrs. William Wey, Mrs. Hannah Berridge and Mrs. Jeanette Hesley, all of this city and a brother, William Cook, who made his home with sisters above mentioned.
     Mr. Cook served as Mayor of the city in 1887 and was recognized and a valuable citizen. At the time of his death he was engaged in the timber(?) business at the Spruce Street Yards.

[Note: Death Certificate...Samuel Thomas Cook born Feb. 19, 1847, died Feb. 2, 1919; aged 71 years, 11 months and 13days. Oil Inspector. Parents: Isaac Cook and Jean Edward (Scotland). Burial Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallia Times
Feb. 5, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Cooley, Margaret

     Mrs. Margaret Cooley, relect of Giles Cooley, died at her home on Spruce street Saturday afternnon at 3:30 o'clock, from hemmorrhage of the gums and lungs. She leaves four children, two girls and two boys.

Gallipolis Journal
Mar 14, 1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Coombs, Alice

Mrs. Alice L. Coombs
     Many of the friends of Hon. J. J. Coombs, have received the address of Rev. P. D. Gurley on the occasion of the funeral of Mrs. Alice L. Coombs, which truthfully portrayed her character in life, and now that she is gone her remaining friends, cannot but deplore her premature departure. She has left a numerous, and interesting family of orphan children, who were dependent on her for the exercise of a mother's care; to them her loss is irreparable.
     The surviving head of the family, has passed an unusual share of affliction within a period but little over a year, by the loss of a son just ripening into manhood, of much promise of future usefulness, highly accomplished in the higher branches of education. He joined his youthful contemporaries in a skating frolic, when he sank to rise no more. And also an interesting child. And now the companion of his early life, to whom he was truly devoted, who reciprocated his kind attention with all the affection and faithfulness of a christian wife. In such affliction the friends of Hon. J. J. Coombs, offer their condolence at the shrine of his sorrow.
L. N.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 17, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Coon, William

Death Of Mr. Coon

     Mr. William Coon, back of Angola, 94 years old, died Friday afternoon. The funeral and burial will be at Providence church Sunday by the Baptist minister to which church he belonged. He leaves two sons, Walter and William of that vicinity and daughters, Mrs. Besswick of Huntington, and Mrs. Hugh Nibert of Chambersburg. He was a retired farmer and lived by himself since the death of his wife several years ago. He left a good farm and was possessed of means and was called a fine old man by his neighbors.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 15, 1910
Transcribed by J. Farley

Cooper, Alathea

     Mrs. Cooper, mother-in-law of Mr. William Betz, died at that gentleman’s residence, on Second Street, last Sunday morning about 10 o’clock, after a long and painful illness. She was 65 years of age and was buried near Yellow Town, yesterday. She is said to have been an excellent woman with many friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 14, 1885
Transcribed by Henny Evans

    Mrs. Cooper, mother-in-law of Jacob White and Wm. Betz, died Sunday and was interred at Yellowtown.

Gallipolis Journal
April 15, 1885
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Cooper, Elizabeth Emily [Rupe]

Death of Mrs. Cooper
     Elizabeth Emily Rupe was born Nov. 19, 1819. She was united in marriage with Richard J. Cooper, May 14, 1842, who with four sons and three daughters survive. George W., of Kygerville; William J., of Charleston; Alonzo, of Rutland, Mrs. Martha A. Rife, of Kygerville; Mrs. Mary E. Roush, of Cheshire and Mrs. J. C. Canaday, of Gallipolis.
     Deceased united with the Baptist church at Kygerville in March, 1866, and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a highly respected and lovable lady and well known in Gallia county. Deceased died at her home of neuralgia of the stomach, Sunday morning, August 23, 1896, aged 76 years, 9 months and 11 days. She met death as only a Christian can. With faith in Christ she passed over the dark river to the blessed light of eternity and the love of him whom all her life she loved and served.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bolton at the Methodist church in Kygerville, after which she was laid to rest in Kyger Gravel Hill cemetery by Undertaker Rollins. Her gentle smile and kindly word and deed endeared her to the hearts of all with whom she came in contact. It may be truly said of her, “She hath done all she could.”

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cooper, Flona B. [Moore]

Death of Mrs. Cooper
     Mrs. Flona B. Cooper, living at Hampton, Va., for the past 11 months with her mother, Mrs. Laura B. Moore, for her health, died Monday of tuberculosis and was brought home by her mother Tuesday for burial, which occurred this Wednesday morning from the residence of Mrs. Henry Dills, Rev. I. V. Bryant officiating at the religious services and Hayward & Sons at the burial at Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mrs. Moore had been brought up by Mrs. Dills and has many friends here. They had lived at Bucyrus before going to Hampton, and Mrs. Moore’s husband is an officer in the Regular Army and is now in the Philippines.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 12, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cooper, J. R.

Death of Mr. Cooper
     Mr. J. R. Cooper, farmer and stockman and Justice of Peace, living at Waterloo, Washington, died Monday morning at about 66 years of age. His funeral was Wednesday, conducted by Ref. James Massie. Mr. Cooper was a fine man that every one liked, and was a good judge of law. He leaves a wife and one son and one daughter, both married and were in comfortable circunstances.

[Note: Buried as Joshua R. Cooper in Waterloo Cemetery in Walnut Township.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 27, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Cooper, Merton Ellsworth

M. E. Coooper, Aged 78, Died This Morning
Funeral Services Will be Held At Mina Chapel At 2 Wednesday Afternoon
     Merton Ellsworth Cooper, 78, well-known resident of Garfield ave., died at 4:15 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. Suffering from the after-effects of flu, he was taken to the hospital about a week ago.
     Mr. Cooper was a native of Harrison tp. He was born March 7, 1861, and was the son of John Cooper, a Virginian, and Aletha Wilcox Cooper. On June 5, 1892, he married Clara B. Hawley and she died in 1922. Four children survive: Clyde Edwin Cooper and Aletha M. Sargent, both of Erie, Pa.; May Merritt, Huntington, W. Va., and W. Bryan Cooper, Gallipolis. There are nine grandchildren and a surviving brother, Clayton Cooper, Lisbon, S. Dakota.
     Strangely enough, on Thursday night, Charles King, 66, a painter who had been living with Mr. Cooper, and helping to care for him, fell off a rear porch and hurt his head and body severely. Later his condition grew worse and he was taken to the Holzer Hospital last evening and was in semi-conscious condition [in] the morning.
     Funeral services for Mr. Cooper will be held at Mina Chapel 2 o’clock Wednesday. Burial there by George J. Wetherholt.

[Note: According to Ancestry Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, he died May 29, 1939.]

Unknown Newspaper
Monday, May 29, 1939
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Cooper, Richard

Death of Mr. Cooper
     Mr. Richard J. Cooper of whose serious and extremely critical illness we wrote last week, died at twenty-five minutes past Sunday midnight, Nov. 8, 1909, at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Canaday on upper 2nd. Avenue, of pneumonia after an illness of one week and was 93 years, 2 months and 5 days of age.
     The funeral services will be conducted at Kygerville at 10:30 Tuesday morning by the Pastor of the M.E. Church, at that place, the interment by Hayward following at the same place. The funeral cortege will leave Gallipolis with the body at 7:30 Tuesday morning.
     Mr. Cooper was a farmer by occupation. His wife died 13 years ago and for the last ten years he has made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Canaday.
     He is survived by five children besides Mrs. Canaday--George W. of Rutland; Jefferson of Charleston; Mrs. Martha Rise of Pomeroy; Mrs. Mary Roush of Kanawha County, WV and James, somewhere in the West.
     He was a most excellent, kindly, unoffensive old gentleman, square and honest to a fault, prided himself on his integrity of character and was well liked by all who knew him and sank into the Great Beyond enjoying the highest esteem of family and friends and after an honest, upright life, in which fo many years he enjoyed its pleasures as well as having endured its sorrows. Peace be with him evermore.

[Note: Born: sept. 2, 1816 in Pennsylvania.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 8, 1909
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cooper, Richard J.

Old Resident Passed Away
     Mr. Richard J. Cooper died Sunday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Canaday, after a week’s illness of pneumonia, aged 93 years, 2 months and 5 days. Mr. Cooper was a farmer. His wife died 13 years ago and for the past 10 years he has made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Canaday.
     He was a fine old gentleman, upright and honorable and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He is survived by five children besides Mrs. Canaday, George W of Rutland, Jefferson, of Charleston, Mrs. Martha Rise, of Pomeroy, Mrs. Mary Roush, of Kanawha county, W. Va., and James, somewhere in the West.
     The funeral services were held at Kyger Tuesday morning by the Methodist minister at that place, burial following by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Cooper, William

     Wm. Cooper, a colored teamster, well known about town, got his team fast in the mud on the old Langley farm Tuesday of last week, while hauling coal.  He began lifting at the wheel very hard, when he sustained a rupture and had to be taken home, dying the next morning, February 11, 1880. 

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 18, 1880
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Cooper, William Bryan

Heart Attack Claims Past Legion Chief
     William Bryan Cooper, 67, a resident of 61 Garfield Ave., died in Holzer hospital at 8:30 a.m. today following a heart attack. He had been admitted to the hospital at 3 a.m.
     Mr. Cooper was a veteran of World War I, and was active in veteran affairs. He was a past commander of Lafayette Post, American Legion. He served as a patrolman on the Gallipolis police department for a period of over 10 years in the late 1920’s and 1930’s. Later he was employed by the State Highway department. He also took an active part in the State Patrol Auxiliary, and was on duty directing traffic at the ___ last Saturday.
     He was born in this county, son of the late Merion and Clara Halley Cooper. He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Shaw and a daughter Barbara. Four children by a previous marriage survive. Other survivors include a brother, Clyde of South Carolina, and two sisters, Mae of Florida and Letha of Pennsylvania.
     The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals and arrangements will be announced later.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 26, 1963
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

Cooper, William Leslie

     William "Bill" Leslie Cooper, of Rio Grande, died at the Holzer Mecical Center Saturday afternoon, Feb 3, 1996. He is immediately survived by his wife, Jean Lloyd Cooper and son, William Keith Cooper. In his youth, Bill was preceded in death by his parents, W. Leslie and Emma Thompson Cooper. Later, he was preceded by his grandparents, George W. and Margaret Cooper of Centerville (Thurman) who cared for him in his parents' absence.
     Subsequently, Bill was preceded by his cherished aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley (Lucille) Cooper; Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Stella) Keyes; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey (Nellie) Sims; and Mr. and Mrs. Lester (Elizabeth) Cooper. He was also preceded by his parental in-laws, Howard and Maridoris Lloyd of the Centerville (Thurman) area and by brother-in-law and close friend, Mr. John D. Lloyd of Oak Hill.
     In addition to his wife, Jean, who he married May 19, 1946, son, Keith, and Keith's fiancee, Miss Loretta Bryant of Portsmouth, Bill is survived by first cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Kay) Cooper of Centerpoint; Mr. Robert Sims of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Margaret Sims Dykes; Mr. Paul (Joan) Keyes; Mrs. Rosemary Keyes Clay; Miss Mary Lou Cooper; and Mrs. Betty Cooper Fritz, all of Columbus. Bill is also survived by brother-in-law, Mr. William (Opal) Lloyd of Gallipolis; sister-in-law, Ruth Lloyd, of Oak Hill, and her children, Dwight, Bernice, Doris and Hayden; brother-in-law, Mr. H. Paul (Mamie) Lloyd of Oak Hill,
and his children, Kevin (Suzi), Mrs. Karen (Greg) Spees and Alicia Jean. Bill was a retired radiologic technologist, having served in the X-ray department of the Holzer Hospital (later Holzer Medical Center) of
Gallipolis for 25 years. Despite recurring health problems, he enjoyed an active retirement.
     He was an avid reader, particularly with regard to current events, automobiles and World War II history. He was particularly interested in local Centerville (Thurman) history, serving as a keen oral memory of people and events past.
     A world War II Veteran, Bill served as a medic with the Second Armored Division, 66th Regiment. During the latter days of the war, this division - known as the "Hell on Wheels" operation - was transferred to the Third Armored Division, led by General George Patton, for the Battle of the Bulge.
For its efforts, the Second Armored Division was honored by the Belgian Government with the Croix de Guerre Medal. It was among the very first to receive this award - the highest given by the Belgian people to recognize heroism.
     In addition to this honor, Sergeant Cooper received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five bronze stars, Distinguished Unit Badge and a Good Conduct Medal, having participated in numerous battles and campaigns.
     Bill was an active member of the Thurman United Methodist Church and the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church. He was a member and past member of various civic organizations. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 6, 1996 at the Thurman United Methodist Church in Thurman. Dr. Albert Phillips and the Rev. James Hanna presided. Calling hours were Monday, Feb 5, from 3-8 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church or the Thurman United Methodist Church in care of Mamie Lloyd at 2401 State Route 93, Oak Hill, Ohio 45656.

[Note: Born Mar 28, 1925]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Copeland, Albert (James)

Funeral Thursday for Albert Copeland
     Albert Copeland, who died Tuesday, was buried Thursday morning in the cemetery near Salem Church where funeral services were held at 11 o'clock. Mr. Copeland who was a highly respected farmer, was a life long resident of Gallia county, living in the same neighborhood where he passed away. He was seventy nine years of age and had been in failing health for several months. Surviving him are six children, Mrs. Gertrude Derenforth, Miss Lillie Copeland and S. D. Copeland, of Chicago, Ill., Ed of St. Louis, Mo., Ira, of Bowling Green, O., and Fred Copeland whose home is near that of his father, all of whom were here to await the last rites.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 25, 1929
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Copeland, Ira J.

Arrange Services for Ira Copeland
     Funeral services will be held for Ira J. Copeland at the Cloverdale U. B. Church at 2:00 o'clock Thursday with Rev. F. E. Higbie in charge. Friends may call at Young's Funeral Home until Thursday morning. Interment will be at the Portage Cemetery.
     Ira S. Copeland was born near Gallia, 0. August 4, 1882 to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Copeland. He was united in marriage November 18, 1907 to Sallie M. Switzer. They came to Wood County the following spring. The wife and these children survive: Mary, Mrs. Ralferd Snyder, Bowling Green, Frances, Mrs. Gordon Stover, Bowling Green, Highland of Toledo, Gladys and Mildred at home and the following brothers and sisters: I. Dow and Lillian Copeland and Mrs. Gertrude Dyerforth of Chicago, Edwin and Fred Copeland of Gallia. Mr. Copeland was a good husband, father and neighbor and will be greatly missed in the community.

[Note: Dow's first initial should be S. and Gertrude's last name Dyrenforth. Edwin (or Edward) lived in St. Louis, Mo. (Stover's note.)

From Descendants of John Carter-Mary Lehr and Alexander Waddell-Eleanor Roush, Frances Copeland Stover, 1968, p. 96.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Copeland, Letitia Harriet [Carter]

Death of Mrs. Albert Copeland
     Mrs. Albert Copeland died at her home at Gallia Sunday morning, Jan. 14, 1923, at 8 o'clock after an illness of about 5 years duration. She was formerly Miss Lute Carter and was born 68 years ago the ninth of next month, in Gallia county where she has lived all her life.
     She is survived by her husband and the following children: Ed, Dow and Fred of Chicago, Ira of Wood county, Gertrude of Florida and Roma and Lily at home. She was also the mother of three other children, Mary, Margaret and Susie, who are dead. She is survived by two brothers, Albert Carter of Parkersburg and George Carter of Patriot, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary McDaniel and Mrs. Jenkins Jones, both of Columbus.
     The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 o'clock at Salem. Burial at Salem by Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo.

Gallipolis newspaper
Prob. January 15, 1923
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Copeland, Stephen D.

Mr. Copeland Died Friday at Hospital
     Stephen D. Copeland, 88, a retired carpenter who resided at 238 First Ave., died shortly after arrival at Holzer hospital at 10:15 p.m. Friday. He had been ill for a week.
     Mr. Copeland was born at Cadmus Jan. 17, 1881,the son of the late Albert and Lucetta Carter Copeland. He spent his early years in this county and after going to Indianapolis, Ind., met and married the former Catherine Lloyd on Aug. 16, 1913, who survives. Most of their married life, 38 years, was spent in Chicago. After his retirement six and a half years ago they returned here.
     Two brothers and a sister who survive are E.E. Copeland of Grove City, Mo.; Fred Copeland of Ironton, and Miss Lillian Copeland of Chicago. Brothers and sisters who preceded him in death were Ira, Susan, Mrs. Mary Kerr, Mrs. Roma Wood, Mrs. Margaret Prose and Ms. Gertrude Dryenforth.
     Mr. Copeland was a member of Grace Methodist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Dan Webster, Albert Wood, Robert Copeland, John Sprow, John Houck and Evertte Gills.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 11, 1961
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Copley, Samuel Paul

Identify Ohio River Victim
     A body pulled from a roller at the Gallipolis Locks and Dam Wednesday morning has been identified as Samuel Paul Copley, 28, Bidwell. Positive identification was made by the Mason County Sheriff's Department when Copley's driver's license was found in a wallet on the victim's peson. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in South Charleston, W. Va., by the Valley rescue squad.
     Copley has been missing since April 9 when his car was found abandoned on the West Virginia side of the Silver Memorial Bridge. He was officially placed on the missing persons's list April 25. It was believed Copley jumped from the bridge, sparking a week-long search by Mason deputies and the Point Pleasant Fire Department. Copley had made his residence with Joe {Dink] Jackson of Bidwell.
     Born Jan. 30, 1952 in Gallipolis, son of Samuel A. Copley of Portsmouth and Veda Miller of Texas, he was a 1970 graduate of North Gallia High School and a U.S. Army veteran. Also surviving are a brother, Michael, address unknown, a sister, Rita Gail Lucas of Texas; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Asa Adkins of Rt. 1, Bidwell; and a paternal grandfather, Ira Copley of Verdonville, W. Va.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

[Note: Buried Ohio Valley Memory Garden]

Gallipolis paper
April 30, 1981
Transcribed by Maxine Marshal

Corbin, Charles Emerson

Charles Emerson Corbin
     Emerson Corbin, 79, 1111 Teodora Drive, Gallipolis, died Friday May 20, 1994 at the home of his son in. Born Dec 16 1914, the son of the late George and Clona Rice Corbin. He was a retired employee of the Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of , where he served as a deacon for many years. He was bestowed the honor of deacon emeritus by the church in 1991.
     He was preceded in death by his wife Inis L Salisbury Corbin on Nov 14, 1993 and also by an infant son, Nolan Richard Corbin. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Norma Scouten, and Darlene Carmichael of Gallipolis; two sons and daughters in law, Larry and Susan Corbin, and Charles and Pam Corbin, all of ; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters in law, Emil and Betty Corbin, Oscar and Nora Corbin all of Gallipolis; a sister and brother in law, Lillian and Joe Carter of Gallipolis.
     Services will be at 1 pm Monday in the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Conn and the Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 20, 1994
Transcribed by Cheryl A . Enyart                                                                      Top of Page

Corbin, Clona [Rice]

    Mrs. Clona Rice Corbin 72 of 1110 Tedora Ave Colonial subdivision, died while in route to Holzer Medical Center at 9:30 am today. Her death ended a lingering illness extending over several years.
    She was a native of Walnut Twp born on Oct 21 1886 to Enoch and Sarah Maddy Rice. She was married to George Corbin on June 13, 1907 and they spent the greater part of their lives in Gallipolis where they operated a store on Eastern Ave. Also surviving are three sons and a daughter; Emerson, Oscar and Emil all of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Lillian Carter of Patriot; 14 grandchildren a great grandchild; three brothers, Glen Rice of Gallipolis, Leonard Rice of Columbus, Chester Rice and Mrs. Ida Green of Patriot. A son George preceded her as did two brothers, Charles and Nelson and a sister Mrs. Goldie Harrison.
      Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Garfield Church of God. Rev. Otto C Miller and Rev. Cecil Mayle will officiate with the burial in Pine St. Cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Elliott Sanders Funeral Home. The body will be in state for an hour before the service at the church. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday night and until one hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Apr. 18, 1959
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart

Corbin, George W.

George W Corbin 
     George W. Corbin 87 a resident of 846 First Ave. Gallipolis, died at 10:15 pm Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health the past five years. Mr. Corbin was a retired farmer and merchant.
     He was born May 30, 1887 in Aurora Indiana, the son of the late Bassett and Mary Vanosdol Corbin. He was twice married, first to Clona Rice on June 13, 1907. She preceded him in death in 1959. His second marriage was to Elva Cremeens on Nov. 19, 1960. She survives. Three sons and one daughter from his first marriage survive; Emerson Corbin and Emil Corbin of Gallipolis, Oscar Corbin of Dayton and Mrs. Joe (Lillian) Carter of Gallipolis. One son preceded him in death; sixteen grandchildren and 25 g-grandchildren survive. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He resided in Gallipolis 59 years.
     Mr. Corbin operated a farm in Perry Twp. for several years. He moved to Gallipolis in 1939 where he operated a store on Eastern Ave. for several years. He was also a school bus driver for the Gallipolis City Schools approximately 10 years. He was a member of the First Church of God.
     Funeral services will be held 2 pm Tuesday at the First Church of God with the Rev. James Bunn officiating. Burial will be in the Pine St. Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home between 2-4 and 7-9 pm today. Pallbearers are Charles Corbin, Larry Corbin, Garland Carter, Gary Carter, Virgil Green and David Rice.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 5, 1975
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                       Top of Page

Corbin, Inis L. [Salisbury]

Inis L Salisbury Corbin
     Inis L. Corbin 76, a resident of 1111 Teodora Avenue, Gallipolis, died Sunday November 14, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. A retired Gallipolis Developmental Center employee, she was born July 10, 1917 in Clay County W. Virginia, a daughter of the late Sherman Salisbury and Alma Salisbury who survives and resides in Gallipolis.   
     She married Charles Emerson Corbin on July 13, 1936 in Gallipolis. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles Norma Scouten and Darlene Carmichael both of Gallipolis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Susan Corbin and Charles and Pam Corbin all of Columbus, Oh; one sister, Lois Green of Gallipolis; five brothers, Noah Salisbury of Procious WV, Warren and Alden Salisbury of Gallipolis, Harold Salisbury of Columbus and Sherman Salisbury of San Diego CA; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One son, Nolan Richard Corbin preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Corbin was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis. Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday Nov 17, at the Willis Funeral Home with the Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in the Pine St. Cemetery, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 15 1993
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart

Cordell, John Edgar

J. E. Cordell Dies
     John Edgar Cordell, colored, 72, died at his home in Bidwell at 10 o’clock this morning. His two children, J. A. and Lucille, lived with him. Funeral at Patriot church at 2 Sunday by Rev. Jas. Faris. Burial there by Elliott. Cordell formerly lived at Patriot and his only sister, Mrs. Kate Jackson lives there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 25, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cordell, Maude M. [Armstrong]

One Dead; One Injured In Buck Ridge Murder
Mrs. Herb Cordell Killed By Husband and Elizabeth Armstrong Injured Sunday
     Mrs. Herb Cordell, colored was shot and killed Sunday late in the afternoon by her husband at his home on Buck Ridge and her sister, Elizabeth Armstrong, was injured by three shots and is in the Holzer Hospital on the road to recovery.
     According to Miss Armstrong, Mrs. Cordell, since separating from her husband about two years ago, had been residing in Columbus. She came down a few days ago to see her mother, Mrs. Mary Armstrong, living in the upper end of town and Sunday afternoon along with several other relatives motored to Herb Cordell’s home on Buck Ridge to take some clothing to her four children.
     After talking with her husband for a while he requested a private conversation, which she refused. Then he asked her to take two of the children which she refused to do, saying that she was unable to support them. Cordell declared she would do so and pulling a gun began shooting at her. His first two shots missed their mark whereupon the sister, Elizabeth, ran to the side of Mrs. Cordell and the next shot struck her (Elizabeth) in the leg and the next in her right arm, breaking the bone above the elbow.
     When the wife was struck in the neck and in the side by the next two shots, both women fell to the ground, Mrs. Cordell dying instantly. Cordell then walked to his wife’s prostrate body and fired another shot into it and Elizabeth says that she knew no more until she found herself running down the road with two of the children.
     Elizabeth was hurried to the Holzer Hospital and is getting along nicely, while the body of Mrs. Cordell was taken to Hayward’s morgue, where it was prepared for burial. The funeral will be Wednesday but no definite arrangements have been made.
     Sheriff Sowards and deputy C. H. Swanson were on the scene in short order but Cordell had made his escape. It is thought that the murderer is in hiding in the vicinity, but that he will be difficult to catch due to the fact that he cannot be gotten at undiscovered.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 26, 1920

Funeral Will Be Wednesday
     The funeral services of Mrs. Herbert Cordell who was killed Sunday afternoon will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Paint Creek Baptist church by Rev. I. V. Bryant, with burial following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 27, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Corn, Edith Clara

Miss Edith Corn Dies On Sunday
     Miss Edith Clara Corn, 77, youngest of the five children of the late Jeremiah and Susan Waddell Corn, died Sunday at Holzer hospital at 12:45 p.m. Miss Corn had been a patient there for several weeks and her condition had been critical most of that time. Her health had been failing for several years.
     Edith Corn was born Dec. 9, 1876, on a farm near Thurman and has spent her entire life there. She lived there with her sister, Mabel, who is one of the survivors. The other survivor is Mrs. David (Hollis) Rees, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hobart Wickline, on Hedgewood Dr. Two brothers Herbert and Leslie, preceded her in death.
     After her early schooling, Miss Corn attended Rio Grande college where she was graduated from the music course. For several years she taught in both the Gallia and Jackson county schools.
     Funeral services will be held for the deceased at Ebenezer church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. John D. Davis, pastor of the Centerville Methodist church, will officiate. Miss Corn was a member of that church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery under the direction of the Steven Thomas Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 11, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Corn, Herbert

Herbert Corn Dies
     Herbert Corn, aged 68, died Monday afternoon at his home on a Vinton rural route. Three sisters of the same neighborhood survive: Mabel and Edith Corn, at home, and Mrs. Hollis Corn, at home, and Mrs. Hollis Reese, of the same neighborhood.
     Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1:30 Thursday by Rev. W. L. Stafford. Burial in Ebenezer cemetery by Davis & Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 30, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Corn, Leslie

Leslie Corn Dies At Old Corn Homestead
     Leslie Corn, 62, a highly respected citizen of Porter, after a short illness, died Tuesday morning at the home of his brother and sisters, Herbert Corn and Misses Mabel and Edith Corn, north of Thurman. He was taken there ten days ago where they and another sister, Mrs. D. C. Rees of Vinton R. 4 could help care for him.
     He is survived by these, his wife, one daughter, Miss Anna Corn of Columbus, and one son, Donald Corn, who was recently married. He lives near the Corn homestead.
     The funeral service will be conducted at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the home where he passed away. Burial will be at Ebenezer cemetery, a mile from there, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Corn are interred. Davis & Thomas, Thurman, undertakers, are in charge of the arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 25, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Corn, Mable Alice

Mabel Corn Is Claimed At 88 Early Today
     Mable Alice Corn, 88, a resident of the Ebenezer community near Vinton died in mid-morning today at Holzer hospital. Miss Corn was born in this county March 25, 1874, the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Susan Waddell Corn. She had spent her entire lifetime on the home farm. A graduate of Rio Grande College, she taught in county schools for several years.
     Her only survivors are two nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. David Rees, Edith Clair Corn, Herbert Carl and Leslie Clair Corn.
     She was a member of the Thurman Methodist church and services will be held there at 2 Sunday. Rev. John Davis assisted by Rev. Gene Storer will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon and evening. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 14, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Corn, Susan M. [Waddell]

Death of Mrs. Corn
     Mrs. Jerry Corn, one of the most esteemed ladies in the vicinity of Ebenezer Church in Raccoon Township, died Sunday of a malignant stomach trouble and about 65 years old. She was a daughter of Alexander Waddell and had lived in that vicinity for 30-40 years and was beloved by all who knew her. She left besides her husband, three daughters and two sons, one of them being Wesley who owned the Corn Livery Stable here.

[Note: Death Certificate..Susan Corn born Oct. 22, 1843; died June 19, 1910; aged 66 years, 7 months and 27 days. Parents Alex Waddell and Hannah Buck. Burial Ebenezer Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Corn, Susie M.

Death of Mrs. Corn
     Mrs. Jerry Corn, one of the most esteemed ladies in the vicinity of Ebenezer church Raccoon township, died Sunday of a malignant stomach trouble. She was about 65 years old. She was a daughter of Alexander Waddell and had lived in that vicinity for thirty to forty years and was beloved by all who knew her. She left besides her husband three daughters and two sons one of them being Wesley who owned the Corn livery stables here."]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 24, 1910
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                    Top of Page

Cornell, Arthur H.

     Arthur H. Cornell, 3954 N. Massachusetts, died Feb. 3rd. Husband of Mary Ann Cornell, father of Edward, Charles, Richard, Arthur Cornell, Jewel Molchanoff, Naomi Arnold and Mary Marsden; brother of May Swann, Roxie Patterson, Bessie Hineman and Ruby Unrue, 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
     Services Tuesday Feb 7, 3 p.m. at The Little Chapel of the Chimes, 430 N. Killingsworth. Interment Rose City Cemetery (Portland Oregon).

[Note: born June 22, 1882 in Gallia County, son of America Charlotte Clark and Zachary/Zachariah Taylor Cornell.]

The Portland Oregonian
Feb. 6, 1961 Section 2, Page 7
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page

Cornell, Curtis I. Cornell

C.J. Cornell Dies
Former Native
     Curtis I. Cornell, 77, a native of Ohio twp., died in Wayne County hospital at Detroit, Monday noon, following a stroke. He had been a resident of Michigan for many years, having gone there 35 years ago as a young man. His early years were spent in Gallia County in the Bladen community.
     Cornell was born in this county on Feb. 20, 1880, the son of the late Zacharias and America Clark Cornell. He was one of nine children born to that union. Those who survive are Mrs. Claude (Mae) Swann, 512 Second Ave., Mrs. R.G. (Roxie) Patterson of Crown City, Mrs. Ruby Unroe of Swan Creek, Mrs. Bessie Hinerman of Detroit, Mich., Arthur Cornell of Portland, Ore.
     Cornell was married to the former [Louisa] Lulu Stevers who survives, and one son, Donald of Albany, Ga. There are two grandchildren.
     The deceased last visited his native county two years ago and at that time became ill at the home of his sister here and was confined for a period of over five weeks. Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will be in the old cemetery at Mercerville. Friends may call at Miller’s Wednesday evening and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Date of death April 15, 1957 - source: find-a-grave]

Unknown Gallia County newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Cornell, Don Fred

Don Cornwell Dead
     Don Fred Cornwell died Tuesday evenging at his home at Chambersburg after an illness of three years; aged 27 years and four months. He was a graduate of Marshall college and was in his senior year at Ohio State when the World War began. He enlisted at Huntington and served 32 months overseas. He is survied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cornwell of Chambersburg, and two brothers, Earle of Hungington and Marvin of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis paper
Date not available
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cornell, Eliza

Death of Mrs. Cornell
     Mrs. Eliza Cornell, wife of Mr. Peter L. Cornell, of Guyan township, died Tuesday night of a dropsical affection [affliction], aged about 60 years. She had been ill a long while and was a very estimable woman.
Her funeral services were at Mercerville Thursday by Rev. John Porter and the interment was conducted by James Myers of Mudsock at the same place. Her maiden name was Blickle and two sisters and two brothers survive her, all of this county, except Mr. John Blickle, who lives in Illinois. Three sons, John, Will and Lannie survive her. Her only daughter, Effie, died about a year ago.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 14, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Cornell, Lelia Belle [Craft]

Mrs. Cornell Dies Today
     Mrs. Lelia Bell Cornell, Rt. 2, Bidwell, died at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Boggs, at 9 a.m. today after an extended illness. She was 75. She was the widow of the late Lindsey Cornell of the Yellowtown community.
     Mrs. Cornell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Janice) Saunders, Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, Mrs. Thurman Boggs (Rebecca), Mrs Kenneth (Mary Jean) Betz, of Eureka Star Route, and William David of Columbus. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, one brother, Hobart of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, and one sister, and one sister, Mrs. Mamie Brumfield, of Galion, O. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at Ohio Chapel Church, Thursday, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Wendell Stutler in charge. Burial will be in the Crown City cemetery. The body is at the F.L. Stevers home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: Lelia Cornell died May 25, 1964. She was born Feb. 18, 1889 to James D. and Alpha Rucker Craft.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Cornell, Linnie (Henry Orlando)

Cornell Shoots Self In Head
     Linnie Cornell shot himself through the head at l:45 at his home at 219 Second ave. At 2:21 he died.
His full name was Henry Orlando Cornell and age 54. Mrs. Cornell, who works at the O. H. E., had just reached home when the shot was heard. The ball went through his head and into the wall of the upstair [sic] room which he was occupying, having been lying on a bed. He had been indisposed.
     Cornell devoted at least part of his time to selling accident insurance.

[Note: From death certificate year of birth 1884; date of death September 29, 1938; father P.L. Cornell; mother Eliza Bickle; burial Mound Hill CE.]

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

Cornell, Mary Ann [Moore]

     Mary Ann Cornell, mother of Charles D. and Arthur A. Cornell; Naomi Arnold and Mary Marsden; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Monday, Feb 23rd, 3 p.m. Riverview Cemetery (Portland, Oregon). Under direction of Zeller Chapel of Roses.

[Note: Mary Ann Moore was born April 26, 1891 in Gallia County, daughter of Barney Moore and Rachel Ann Dalrymple; died Feb. 19, 1976 Portland, Oregon. Wife of Arthur Homer Cornell whom she married Oct. 7, 1912 in Cabell County, WV.]

The Sunday Oregonian - Portland Oregon
Feb. 22, 1976 Page F7
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page

Cornell, Oscar Ottis

     Oscar Ottis Cornell, the beloved son of Peter L. and Eliza Cornell, died June 15, 1897, aged eighteen years, three months and nineteen days. His funeral occurred at Victory Baptist church, discourse by Rev. F. F. Carey. The large audience spoke well for the esteem in which the young brother was held by the people of the community. He was taken sick with pulmonary trouble, from which he never recovered. He was afflicted sixteen months and bore his suffering patiently. When he realized the end was near he expressed a desire for some one to pray for him that he would learn more about Jesus. A friend he called for hastened to his bedside and pointed him to the Lamb of God until wearied he fell asleep in Jesus.
     He leaves father, mother, four brothers, one sister and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Our loss is his gain. He was an obedient son, of a cheerful and sunny disposition and loved by all who knew him.
     Brother and sister, when home is sad and lonely, the one you loved so well is absent, think of him as happy in the light of Jesus’ smiles, waiting and watching for thee to come.

O’er the waters dark and foaming, is a bright and peaceful shore,
There the blissful bands are roaming, of our loved ones gone before;
Just how dear they stray to meet us, we can never surely know,
But how gladly Ottis will greet us, when we launch our bark to go.

H. A. W.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, August 24, 1897
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Cornell, Peter Levisay

Death Claims P. L. Cornell
     Peter Levisay Cornell, 94, died early Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tom (Mabel) Porter, Chambersburg. He was born Feb. 19, 1858 in Clay twp. He lived there all his life. He had been out of the house only twice in the past 18 years, once was five years ago to be baptized by the Revs. Lester Unrue and Claude Swann on Aug. 4, 1947.
     His parents were Peter Levisay Cornell, and Phoebe Ward Cornell, both of Chambersburg. The deceased was married July 4, 1892 to Emily Lanthorn, the Rev. Clark Warren officiated. His wife preceded him in death. Besides his daughter, four grandsons, four granddaughters and five-great-grandchildren survive. Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Chambersburg Methodist Church with the Rev. Bates officiating. Interment is at Bethel cemetery. The body will be at the Waugh Funeral Home where friends may call until 6 p.m. Tuesday and at the home of the deceased’s daughter after that until the time of services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 26, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cornwell, Cora

Miss C. Cornwell Dies at Eureka
     Miss Cora Cornwell died at 1:30 this morning at her home in Eureka. She had been ill for some time. But little biographical data were available this forenoon, Miss Cornwell was a daughter of James Cornwell and a cousin of Marvin Cornwell and Mrs. Nellie Haner of Gallipolis and of Earl Cornwell of Huntington.
     The body was brought to the mortuary of George J. Wetherholt and Sons and the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at Eureka.

[Note: Stone... Clay Chapel, Clay Township, 1870-1943. Death Certificate..Born July 14, 1870; died Feb. 3, 1943; 72 years 6 months and 19 days of age. Parents James Cornwell and Hattie White]

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

Cornwell, F. Augusta Fletcher

     F. Augusta Flecher Cornwell the daugher of Dr. D. R. and Julia A. Fletcher was born near Gallipolis, Ohio June 21, 1855 and died at her home in Gallipolis, Ohio, Jan 26, 1926 at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 5 days.
     She was married to J. M. Cornwell at Chambersburg, Ohio, on December twenty fifth 1879. To this union were born two children, Nellie, who died in infancy and Mable Rush who passed away February 27, 1923. Mr. Cornwell died in Glenwood, W. Va. Feb 2, 1909. A stepdaughter, Cora M. survives.
     Mrs. Cornwell was a member of the Medhodist Episcopal church, having united with the same in her early girlhood. She was also a member of the Home department of Grace Methodist Episcopal Sunday School of Gallipolis.
     Two brothers, Dr. W. J. Fletcher of Chambersburg and Dr. L. R. Flethcer of Porter and one sister, Mrs. Elza Brown are left to mourn their loss.

Buried at Clay Chapel
     The funeral and burial of the late Mrs. J. M. Cornwell, who died here last Tuesday, were held Friday at Clay Chapel. Her husband, a former merchant at Glenwood, W. Va., died two years ago. She was 70 years of age and is survived by brothers, Dr. L. R. Fletcher of Porter and Dr. W. J. Flethcer of Eureka, and a sister Mrs. Elza Brown of Raccoon Island.

Gallipolis paper
Jan 26, 1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cornwell, Helen Louise

Gallipolis Woman Died In Columbus
     Mrs. Helen Louise Cornwell, 41, a resident of 39 Vine St., died in University Hospital, Columbus, at 11:05 a.m. Thursday. She had been a patient there for several weeks and had previously been a patient in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She had been in failing health for a year.
     Mrs. Cornwell was born April 13, 1921 in the Ewington community, the daughter of Glen McCarley of Carey, O., and the late Opal Might McCarley, who died in 1943. She was one of five children. Those surviving are Gerald McCarley and Mrs. John (Mary) Smith, both of Kanauga, and Mrs. Laverne (Thelma) Walk of Grafton, Iowa. A brother, Kenneth, was lost on a troop ship in October, 1943.
     She was married to Robert L. Cornwell, an executive at the GSI on Feb. 19, 1937, and he survives along with four children, Mrs. Donovan (Janet) Johnson of Columbus; Donna, a freshman at Ohio State; Martha, a student at Washington school, and Bobby, 22 months old. There is one grandson.
     Mrs. Cornwell was a member of Grace Methodist Church and active in all its work. She was a past president of Grace Guild, past president of the Gallipolis Band Boosters Club and Gallipolis Garden Club.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Grace Methodist Church. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 25, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Cornwell, Mrs. J. M.

Mrs. Cornwell Dead
     Mrs. J. M. Cornwell, aged 70, died Tuesday at her home in this city.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Cornwell, James M.

Death of Mr. Cornwell
     Mr. James M. Cornwell, merchant, of Glenwood, W. Va., died Feb. 2, 1909 of kidney disease and about 63 years of age. His funeral will be conducted at Clay Chapel, February 5, by Rev. Mr. Harold of Glenwood M. E. Church South. The burial will be at Clay Chapel cemetery by Hayward & Son.
     Mr. Cornwell was a merchant at Chambersburg and Bean Creek for many years, but for the last 12 years he has been a merchant at Glenwood.
     He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Misses Mabel and Cora, also one brother R. Butler Cornwell and one sister Mrs. Alexander Martindill and a half brother W. W. Cornwell and a half sister Nora Halle. His wife was a daughter of the late Dr. D. R. Fletcher.
     Mr. Cornwell was a true man well liked by everyone, and when he died he said no fear stood in his pathway. Close friends say "No better man ever walked God's green earth", and his death will be regretted wherever he was known.

[Note: From Tombstone: 4/17/1846 - 2/2/1909]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 3, 1909
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Cornwell, James M.

     James M. Cornwell, the well known merchant of Glenwood, died February 2, 1909, after a long illness of kidney trouble. He was about 63 years of age and leaves a wife, two daughters, Misses Mabel and Cora, one brother, Butler Cornwell and one sister, Mrs. Alexander Martindill and one half brother and half sister. His wife was a daughter of the late Dr. D. R. Fletcher.
     Mr. Cornwell was in business at Chambersburg and Swan Creek for several years, but has been located at Glenwood for about 12 years. He was a fine man respected by all who knew him and had a legion of friends.
     The funeral will be conducted at Clay Chapel, Friday, by Rev. Harold, of Glenwood, burial following by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 5, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Cornwell, Mabel Rush

Miss Mabel Cornwell Dead

     Miss Mabel Rush Cornwell, daughter of J. M. and F. Augusta Cornwell, was born at Chambersburg, Gallia County, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1880. In 1896 she joined the Mount Zion Baptist church of Swan Creek at the age of 15 years under the ministration of Rev. Denney.
     Mabel lived a consistent christian life in the church of her choice until the time of her death, which occurred at her home at Glenwood, W. Va., on Feb. 27, 1923, being at the time of her death 42 years, 4 months and 8 days of age. She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, a sister, Cora M. Cornwell, and a host of relatives and friends.

[Note: Buried Clay Chapel Cemetery, Clay Twp]

Gallipolis paper
Feb. 27, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cornwell, Marie

Young Mother Dead
     Mrs. Marie Ingels Cornwell, 34, wife of Mr. Marvin Cornwell, died at their home in this city Tuesday April 2, 1929, after lingering illness.
     Besides her husband, she leaves three children, Robert 14, Roberta 12 and Charlotte 9. Other close relatives are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ingels, sisters, Mrs. C.H. Booton and Mrs. W.P. Kling and brothers Clyde and Bert Ingels.
     Mrs. Cornwell was a member of the Methodist Church of this city. The funeral was Thursday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ingels by Rev. Beardsley, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Paper
April 2, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Cornwell, Maria Ingles [Ingels]

Mrs. Marvin Cornwell Dies Tuesday Noon
Young Mother Succumbs After Lingering Illness
     Mrs. Maria Ingles Cornwell, wife of Marvin Cornwell, passed away about noon Tuesday at her home on Second ave., after a lingering illness. Mrs. Cornwell, who was thirty four years of age, was a life long resident of this county. She graduated from G. A. H. S. in 1912 and in December of that year, was married.
Three small children, Robert 14, Roberta 12, and Charlotte 9, will miss the loving care of a devoted mother. Others relatives who survive are her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ingels, all of this city and another brother, Bert Ingels, of Bluefield, W. Va.
     She was a member of Grace M. E. Church. Funeral arrangements which are in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger were not completed at this time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 2, 1929

Funeral of Mrs. Marvin Cornwell Thursday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Marvin Cornwell will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ingels. Rev. A. H. Beardsley will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 3, 1929

Many Attend Last Rites Of Mrs. Cornwell
     A large number of friends and relatives paid the last tribute to Mrs. Marvin Cornwell Thursday afternoon at the funeral services held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ingels. Rev. A. H. Beardsley, of Grace M. E. church, of which she was a member, officiated. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, from numbers of loving friends. Burial was in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.
     Among those from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. James Carter, Dexter and Shannon Carter, Mrs. Connelly Watters, Mr. and Mrs. James Brannan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chambers, Mr. M. Z. Chambers and daughter, Miss Zella, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cornwell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duvall, Mrs. George Brammer, Mrs. Ed Hurn and Mrs. Minnie Saunders, all of Huntington, Dr. and Mrs. Ed Martindill of Chesapeake and Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cornwell, of Glenwood, W. Va.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 5, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cornwell, Marvin A.

Chambersburgh, O., Jan 15, 1877. Editor Journal:

     Pursuant to notice, Mr. S. V. Clark’s school, in the district of Chambersburg, was called together for the purpose of paying a tribute of respect to the memory of Marvin A. Cornwell, deceased, one of the scholars of said school at the time of his death, and organized by calling Mr. A. F. Alexander to the chair, and Miss Addie Martindill, Secretary. On motion, Misses Gussie Fletcher, Ettie Dickey, and James Martindill were appointed a committee to draft suitable resolutions to the memory of the deceased. Said committee reported the following:
Whereas, Marvin A. Cornwell, one of our comrades in school, has been suddenly, and in a shocking manner, removed from among us, and from life, whose face we shall see no more, neither will his voice be heard any more, either in the class or on the play-ground, nor at the home of his parents, with his brothers and sisters. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we deplore the untimely end of our fellow scholar, Marvin A. Cornwell, and miss him from among us; that we sorrow deeply on the account of our loss.
Resolved, That we join in testifying to the good character of our fellow comrade and scholar; that he was a good and obedient scholar, a trusty friend, always faithful and true, and beloved by the entire school.
Resolved, That we offer his parents, brothers and sisters, our condolence in this hour of their great bereavement.
Resolved, That a written copy of these resolutions be presented to the parents of our worthy and deceased brother, and also a copy be sent to the county papers requesting publication.
F. August Fletcher, Ettie Dickey, James M. Martindill, Committee
     On motion, the above resolutions were unanimously adopted, after which the school adjourned.
     A. F. Alexander, Chairman. Addie Martindill, Sec’y.

[Note: Buried in Clay Chapel Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
About Monday, January 15, 1877
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Cornwell, Marvin Lloyd

Marvin Cornwell Dies On Sunday
     Marvin Loyd Cornwell, 68, widely known and affable salesman died rather suddenly at Holzer hospital Sunday at 10:30 p.m. He had been admitted to the hospital on Saturday but at that time his condition was not considered critical. He had been in rather poor health for several years suffering from a heart condition.
His acquaintance was quite wide in Gallia and surrounding area through his lifetime spent as a salesman. He started his sales career as a shoe salesman in Huntinton, and later traveled for the H. J. Heinz Co. At one time he worked for the Bell store in Gallipolis, and during World War 11 was connected with the naval depot at Pt. Pleasant for a period of seven years. His last connection was with the Grange Mutual and Casulty Insurance Co., which gave him a wide acquaintance with many Gallia county farmers.
     Mr. Cornwell was born in Huntington on July 19, 1887, the son of the late Robert Butler and Roberta Carter Cornwell. The father was a salesman and in his later years made his home at Eureka. The deceased attended school in Huntington and Marshall college. Two brothers, Don and Earl preceded him in death.
     Mr. Cornwell was twice married.  His first was to the former Marie Ingles at Gallipolis in 1912.She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jap Ingles, her father being cashier of the First National bank. Mrs. Cornwell died in 1929, leaving three children, Robert, who is business manager of the Gallipolis State Institute, Mrs. James (Roberta) O'Brien of Pomeroy, and Mrs. William (Charlotte) Brown of Clinton, Ky.
     In 1937, Mr. Cornwell was married to his second wife, the former Mary Hamilton Lanthorn, who died in 1951. A stepdaughter, Mrs. Eleanor Lanthorn Walker of Newton Falls, is a survivor of that union. There are eight grandchildren. Mrs. Anna McCormick, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Robert Woodrum of Clifton Forge, Va., are first cousins and the only survivors of other branches of Mr. Cornwell's family.
     Mr. Cornwell held membership in Morning Dawn lodge, Gallipolis chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and Moriah council. He was active in the Ohio Chapel Methodist church and used his talent as a pianist and singer at many church functions.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller's Home for Funerals Tuesday at 2 p;.m. Rev. David Bates of South Webster, assisted by Rev. Frank Harding, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at Miller's until the funeral. Pallbearers will be Charles Hamilton, Frank Hamilton, T. A. Thomas, Maurice Bane, Richard Bane and Charles Chevalier.

[Note: Born: July, 19, 1887; Died: Aug.  28, 1955]

Unknown publication and date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Cornwell, Mary [Hamilton]

Death Claims Mrs. Cornwell
Distressing Illness Ends This Morning
     Mrs. Mary Hamilton Cornwell, 52, wife of Marvin L. Cornwell, died in Holzer Hospital this morning at 7:55 o’clock. Mrs. Cornwell’s distressing illness dated back two years and she reentered the hospital at various times for treatment, but her condition became serious last September and she has been in a critical condition since Christmas.
     She was born at Clipper Mills Sept. 14, 1898, to the late Josiah and Rachel Eleanor Rose Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton died in 1927 and her mother died in 1930. Mrs. Cornwell was twice married. Her first husband, Guy R. Landthorn, died in 1926. They were the parents of two children; a daughter, Eleanor Irene, now Mrs. Robert Walker of Newton Falls, survives and a son, Merrill Thomas, died Oct. 22, 1925. On Nov. 20, 1927, she was married to Marvin L. Cornwell by the Rev. Tracy Martindale.
     Mrs. Cornwell was a deeply devoted wife and mother and was equally devoted to her three step-children. She had made many friends through her genuine friendliness, her warm personality and hospitable nature. For many years she had been an active member of Ohio Chapel Church serving the church as church organist, past president of the Women’s Society for Christian Service, and as secretary of that organization when first taken ill. She was also quite active in the Ohio Valley Grange, having been a trustee when it was first organized. She had been a lecturer since its organization.
     In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Walker, already mentioned, the following step-children survive: Robert Cornwell of this city, Mrs. James O’Brien (Roberta), of Pomeroy and Mrs. William Brown (Charlotte) of Clinton, Ky. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Robert Featherstone (Eva Hamilton) of Indianapolis, Ind.; and four brothers, James and Charles Hamilton of Gallipolis, Jehu of Westerville and Ray of Indianapolis. Two sisters, Rose and Elizabeth Hamilton and one brother, Dwight, preceded her in death. Seven grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. David Bates officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the Waugh Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 2, 1951

Out-Of-Town Guests - Funeral Sunday Listed
     Among the out-of-town guests here to attend the Sunday funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hamilton Cornwell were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hamilton, Indianapolis; Jehu and Roscoe Hamilton, Westerville; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reid, Noah Rose and William Hamilton, Urbana; Willie J. Cornwell and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Black, Huntington; Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Carter, Rutland, and Mr. and Mrs. James O’Brien, Pomeroy.
     The Rev. David Bates read the last rites at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home and burial was made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were James, Danny, Frank and Roscoe Hamilton, all nephews of the decedent and Kenneth Betz, Robert Cornwell and Maurice Bane.

[Note: On the cemetery record the name is recorded as Mary Lanthorn Cornwell. Her first husband was Guy Lanthorn, who died in 1926.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 5, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Cornwell, Nellie

     DIED - Cornwell -- At Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio, on July 7, 1882, of whooping cough, Nellie, infant daughter of J.M. and F. Augusta Cornwell, aged 7 weeks and 4 days.

[Note: Birth records...Born May 1, 1882; daughter of James Cornwell and Augusta Fletcher]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 18, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cornwell, Rosencran Butler

R. B. Cornwell, Retired, Died This Morning
Was Traveling Salesman For 46 Years – Rites Will Be At 2 Wednesday
     R. Butler Cornwell, retired traveling salesman and widely known citizen, died at 8:30 this morning at his home in Eureka. He was the grandfather of Robert Cornwell, sports editor of The Tribune. Mr. Cornwell, who was in his 76th year, had been ill ever since the flood and had been bedfast the last six weeks and his death was due to a complication of ailments.
Former River Man

     Years ago Mr. Cornwell was a clerk on the packet boats. He spent years in the mercantile business at Chambersburg or Eureka and in Huntington and he was a traveling salesman for about 46 years, retiring about four years ago.
     He was born at Long Bottom [Ohio] March 27, 1861, a son of Josiah and Lorraine Cornwell.
     There survive him, his wife, Roberta Carter Cornwell; two sons, Marvin, at home, and Earl of Huntington, three grandchildren, Roberta of Columbus, Robert and Charlotte of Gallipolis, a sister, Mrs. Sam Martindill of Chesapeake; a half-sister, Mrs. Carl Lewis of California, and a half-brother, W. W. Cornwell of Huntington.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. L. Thayer at Clay Chapel at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Mr. Cornwell was a Methodist. Burial will be at Clay Chapel by Stevers.
     Butler Cornwell was an affable, genial man and had a legion of friends in Ohio and West Virginia, especially along the routes he had traveled as a salesman. To many of them the village which he called home for the greater part of his lifetime will seem like a different place in his absence.

[Note: March 28, 1861 – May 10, 1937; Age 76 yrs., 1 mo., 12 das.  He was the son of Josiah and Lorraine Steward [Stewart]  Cornwell, all per death certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 10, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cornwell, Roberta [Carter]

Mrs. Cornwell, 82, Passed Away In Huntington Today
Funeral Is Set For 2 Monday At Clay Chapel
     Mrs. Roberta Carter Cornwell, of whose serious illness there was mention in Friday’s paper, died at 3:30 this morning at the home of her niece, Miss Zella Chambers, in Huntington. She was 82 years old, had long lived at Eureka; but had been with Miss Chambers the last 18 months.
     Mrs. Cornwell was the widow of R. Butler Cornwell, a widely known traveling salesman, and she is survived by two sons, Marvin, living near Clipper Mills, and Earl Cornwell of Huntington. Robert Cornwell, one-time sports editor of The Tribune; Mrs. James O’Brien and Miss Charlotte Cornwell, all of Gallipolis, are grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, J.  B. Carter of Huntington, and a sister, Mrs. Bob Woodrum of Clifton Forge, Va.
     About 4 o’clock Sunday the body will be brought to the Marvin Cornwell home, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday at Clay Chapel.

[Note: Sept. 2, 1861 – May 6, 1944; Age 82 yrs. 8 mos. 4 das. She was the daughter of Henry and Mary Elizabeth White Carter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 6, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Corwin, Barbara Jean [Denney]

Gallia Girl Dies after Mishap
     Mrs. Barbara Jean Denney Corwin, 18, wife of Jack B. Corwin, died in a West Hollywood, Fla., hospital Thursday morning after she had been accidentally shot on Wednesday.
     Mrs. Denney was born in springfield twp., April 1, 1944, the daughter of John E. and Pearl Marie Denney, who resides on Rt. 2 Bidwell. She attended and graduated from North Gallia High school prior to her marriage, which took place May 18, 1962.
     The body will arrive by plane in Cincinnati this evening and will be taken to the McCoy Funeral home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Baptist church with burial in the Harris cemetery.

[Note: Burial is in the Denney Cemetery in Springfield Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 12, 1962
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Corwin Rites Sunday
     Services for Mrs. Jack Corwin, 18, who was accidentally killed in West Hollywood, Fla., on Thursday will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Baptist church. Burial will be in Denney cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home.
     Survivors in addition to her parents and husband are two brothers, Charles Samuel and John Michael Denney, and her grandparents, Mr. Samuel Denney and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clagg of Rt. 1 Bidwell.
     Flower bearers at the service will be girl classmates from North Gallia High and pallbearers will be cousins. Friends may call at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Denney,after 6 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 13, 1962
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page

Cottrell, Asa

     Asa Cottrell, 78, the aged father of Mrs. J.H. Nichols of this city, passed away at the Huntington hospital, Thursday, March 9, following an illness that had extended three months during which he was given every attention that kindness and medical skill could afford. The decedent was a for a long time a familiar figure about the West Virginia Hotel and the friends he made there were many indeed. Although a very old man he was always of a cheerful disposition. A rather sad incident connected with his death was the fact that his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Nichols, was operated on but a few weeks ago and was not able to see her father throughout his entire illness.
     Mr. Cottrell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J.H. Nichols of this city, Mrs. William Lyons, of Max Meadows, WV and Mrs. J.R. Hanson of Jennings, LA. In addition he leaves 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
     He had resided with Mr and Mrs. J.H. Nichols for the past twenty years He had been a Christian all of his life and death found him prepared for the end. The funeral was from the Nichols residence at 845 Eighth Avenue at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 16, the Rev. Newton Donaldson officiating. Interment was at the Williams Cemetery near Ashland.

Huntington Dispatch
     Uncle Asa Cottrell as he was familiarly known by a wide number of family and friends in Gallia County was a member [rest of article too faint to read].

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cottrell, Cora

     COTTRELL - Died at her home near Yellowtown, April 9th, 1886, Cora, wife of Joel Cottrell and daughter of Wm. and Annie Craft. This death deserves more than passing notice. She was one of those modest tempered girls, loved by all who knew her. She was kind, gentle and affectionate.
     Her life was full of joy and hope until she reached her eighteenth year. Then she became a happy bride; but soon, ah, too soon, her joy was turned to grief. Death laid its strong hand upon her. Before another short year, her living spirit took its flight into that spirit land, that undiscovered country, from whose bourne no traveler returns.
     She leaves a husband and dear little daughter, indulgent father, and an affectionate mother, four brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. Many fond hopes lie buried, many loving hearts are bleeding. It seems so hard that one so young, and with such bright prospects before her, should be taken from us. But He doeth all things well.
     Dear friends, mourn not thy loved one, though she has left you, she is with Christ, which is far better. She leaves friends and companions who mingle their tears and sympathy with them. Farewell, Cora, but not forever. There will be a glorious dawn. We shall meet to part no more, on that resurrection morn.

We listen in vain for a footstep light,
A step that forever is still;
There’s an aching void in our hearts today,
A void time never can fill.

But another has joined the angel band,
And one in the heavenly choir;
Will welcome us to the beautiful land,
All radiant in snowy attire.

Then let us not weep for Cora, though gone,
She is free from all burden and care;
She lives in the light of our Father’s love,
And sorrow cannot reach Cora there.

A Friend

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 4, 1886
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Cottrell, E. L.

E. L. COTTRELL, 81, Retired Businessman
     E. L. Cottrell, 81, a retired businessman and prominent resident of Porter, died around 3:30 a. m. Monday in the Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Cottrell was owner and operator of the E. L. Cottrell store in Porter from 1921 until 1967. After 46 years survive, he retired and sold the store to the late Paul Phillips and son Bill.
     Mr. Cottrell was born Sept 24, 1892, in Hurricane, W. VA., son of the late Virginia Ervin and Jonathon E. Cottrell. He married Georgia Smith in 1914, at Hurricane. She survives, along with three sons: Harold W. Cottrell and Ferris Ronald Cottrell, both of Cincinnati and Donald D. Cottrell, Porter. One son, James Edward Cottrell, preceded him in death. Seven grand and four great grandchildren survive. One brother, Homer J. Cottrell, Hurricane, survives. One sister preceded him in death.
     Mr. Cottrell was a member of the Porter United Methodist Church, and served on the Bidwell- Porter Board of Education for several years. He also taught school in West Virginia before moving to Ohio. Funeral services will be held at Porter United Methodist Church 1 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. John Bryant and Rev. Freeland Norris officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy- Moore Funeral Home in Vinton from 3-5 and 7-9 p. m. on Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 18, 1973
Transcribed by Kathy Lynch
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Cottrell, Edward

     Mr. Edward Cottrell, a young man in the 26th year of his age, died on Tuesday at the residence of his father, Mr. Joseph Cottrell, near Thevenir. He had been sick with dropsy for a long time. He was a member of the M. E. Church and had many friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 30, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cottrell, Georgia

     Georgia Cortrell, 90, Rt. 3, Bidwell-Porter Community, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. Born July 21, 1897, she was the daughter of the late James and Isadora Rowsey Smith.
     She is preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Cottrell, June 18, 1973; three sons, James Cottrell, Donald Cottrell and Ferris Ronald Cottrell; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by one son, Harold W. Cottrell, Cincinnati, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Porter United Methodist Church and United Methodist Church Women.
     Funeral will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Porter United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be at the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may visit at the church Wednesday at 1 p.m. until the funeral. Arrangements were handled at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home of Vinton.

[Note: Born Virginia; died Feb. 28, 1988]

Gallipolis Paper
March, 1988
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cottrell, Helen

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Helen Cottrell, 67, wife of former Gallipolitan Arthur Cottrell, retired Standard Oil Co., employee, died Friday at Pompano Beach, Fla. Surviving besides her husband are one son, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Cottrells moved to Florida about 10 years ago from New Jersey. Funeral services will be held Monday, 1 p.m., with burial in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 21, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Cottrell, Joel

Death of Joel Cottrell
     Mr. Joel Cottrell, a pioneer resident of the county, living at Yellow Town, died August 25th, 1901, after an illness of two years with dropsy, and aged 75 years. His funeral services were conducted today, Monday, by Rev. John Pettet?, at his late residence, the interment following at the Cottrell graveyard near his home. Mrs. Cottrell, his wife, died last April. He left four sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of a good father. Their names are as follows: Silman, Joel, S. A. and A. Q. Cottrell and Mrs. John Wallace, Mrs. John Boadamment and Mrs. Lavanus Wallace.
     Joel lives at Charleston, where he has been a Justice of the Peace for 12 years. Mrs. John wallace lives in Putnam county, W. Va., and Mrs. Lavanus Wallace at Charleston.
     Mr. Cottrell was a wagon maker by trade and had settled on the business very successfully years ago. He also used to flat boat with Aleshire and Hutsimpiller. However, he was a well known farmer and lived on the Cottrell farm within ten feet of where he died all his life. The farm was a part of the Ohio Company's purchase, and had never been in any hands but the Cottrells.
     Mr. Cottrell's parents were Edward Cottrell and Rhoda Langford Cottrell. He was an industrious good dispositionened, intelligent man with attributes of character that commanded the respect and good will of his fellow men, lived a good honest life, was a member of the Christian Church, and left many friends to regret his departure.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 26, 1901
Trascribed by Maxine Marshall

Cottrell, Joel [Jr.]

Joel Cottrell Dead
     Joel Cottrell passed away Sunday, June 26, at his home in Charleston, WV, of pneumonia, after a two week illness. He was 44 years old. The funeral was held there Monday from the Baptist Temple, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F., his burial following at Spring Hill Cemetery. His brother, Silman, Frank Leaper and Bert Gillingham attended the funeral from here.
     Mr. Cottrell was twice married, his first wife being Miss Cora Craft by whom he had one child, now Mrs. Edna Duddington. His widow was Miss Mary Ella, duaghter of Henry Clay Northup of Thevenin. By her he is the father of a son, Howell.
     He was the son of Joel Cottrell of Cottrell's Mill of Charleston, WV, for perhaps 20 years. He is survived by three brothers, Q.A. of Charleston, Silman and Al of Yellow Town and sisters Mrs. John Roadarmour and Mrs. John Wallace of Kanawha.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 1, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cottrell, Monna

     Monna Cottrell, 74, of Syracuse, formerly of Gallia County, died Wednesday at the Holzer Medical Center. A housewife, Mrs. Cottrell was born December 20, 1912 in Gilmer County, W. Va., to the late Francis and Mrytle Hayhurst Vannoy. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     Survivors include her husband, James Cottrell whom she married April 22, 1934 in Strumptown, W. Va; one brother, Harley Vannoy of Belpre; two sisters, Alma Godfrey and Ruby Bennett, both of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
     Funeral services will be 1 p,m. Saturday at the Ewing Funeral Home with Rev. Glen McMillen officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

Cottrill, Guy Eugene

     HOLIDAY, FLA. - Guy Eugene Cottrill, 90, Holiday, formerly of Ohio, died Monday Aug. 7, 2000 at Integrated Health System Care Center, Tarpon Springs, Fla. Born Aug. 21, 1909 in Ripley, W. Va., son of the late James and May Sayre Cottrill, he was a retired employee of the Columbus Department of Transportation.
     He was also preceded in death by his wife, Arlena Bennett Cottrill, on Dec. 29, 1992; a daughter, Marcia White; two sons, Mont F. Cottrill and Eugene Cottrill; a grandson; and two brothers. Surviving are three children, Phillip Cottrill of Howard, Romona (Jerry) Shively of Holiday, and Karen Serbin, of Aurora, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Enid Glenn of Warren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Charles Shively officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 8, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cottrill, Minnie Maxine [Canode]

Mrs. Cottrill Dies At 39
     Mrs. Minnie Maxine Canode Cottrill, 39, died in Holzer hospital at 5:55 a.m. today after a long illness. She had been a hospital patient for the past seven weeks. Mrs. Cottrill was born on May 17, 1919 at Radcliff, the daughter of the late Mary Ellen Riley Canode, and her father, Elmer Nelson Canode survives and is a resident of Radcliff.
     She was married to Francis Cottrill on Sept. 29, 1937 at McArthur, and all of her married life had been spent in Ewington. In addition to the husband, she is survived by four children, Mrs. Dave (Sherry) Holter of Vinton, Eulah, Dianna and Nelson, at home. Other survivors are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. James Barbour, Mrs. Arthur Bailes and Mrs. Delbert Truman, all of Mansfield, John Canode and Casey P. Canode, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Harvey Roof of Dundas.
     Mrs. Cottrill was a member of the Huntington Grange and of the Ewington Union of Christian Union. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Cloyd Graves of Londonderry will officiate and burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening at the late home Monday afternoon and until the hour of the services.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 27, 1958

Change In Cottrill Rites
     Funeral services for Mrs. Francis Cottrill, 39, Ewington, have been moved up to 1 p.m. Tuesday from the 2 p.m. hour. They will be held at the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union and burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 29, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coughenour, Albert A.

A. A. Coughenour, 86, Dies At Home 5 This Morning
He was Native Of Cheshire Tp., Retired Bridge Carpenter
     A. A. Coughenour, long enfeebled, died about 5 o’clock this morning at his home about midway between Vinton and Porter. He lived in Morgan tp. and his address was Vinton and he was in his 86th year.
     Mr. Coughenour was a retired bridge carpenter. Following his retirement, he operated a cider mill at Vinton for some seasons. He was a big, jovial man and until made inactive by his infirmities, he was well known in the upper half of the county.
     Albert A. Coughenour, popularly known as “Al” in his earlier years, was born in Cheshire tp. (Old Kyger) on October 27, 1854. He was one of 11 children of David and Rachel McCarty Coughenour His death leaves but one of that group, Luella, wife of J. L. Butcher of near Cheshire. David Coughenour was born in Augusta county, Va., but when 8 years old (1830) came with his parents to Cheshire tp. His wife was a native of Cheshire tp.
     In April, 1880, A. A. Coughenour married Susan Kent, who survives him, but who is in a critical condition. Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Nellie, at home, and Nora, wife of Bert Jones of Bidwell R. D. Decedent was a member of the Knights of Pythias.
     The body was taken to the Butler-McCoy mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 Thursday at the residence in charge of Rev. Herman Lewis. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 20, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coughenour, Anna

     Mrs. Anna Coughenour, widow of the late Jacob Coughenour, died suddenly on Sunday, May 21, 1889, at her home near Cheshire, aged seventy-four years. Three days previous to her death she visited Middleport, and on her return complained of feeling ill, but was not considered seriously indisposed. She was universally respected and loved by all. Seven children survive Mrs. Coughenour.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, June 04, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coughenour, Anna

     Anna Coughenour was born in Page Co, Va, Oct 2d, 1815; was married to Jacob Coughenour Sept 20, 1839. By this union there was born to them nine children, seven of whom survive her. She was one of the five members who organized 2d Kyger F W B Church. She died May 26, 1889.
     By her decease her children have lost a true and loving Christian mother, taken into the fields of light and relieved from all the ills of this world of care and of sorrow. She left behind her the precious legacy of a Godly example to her children and friends. Her life was spotless and Christian faith undoubted, which gives the assurance that she has gone safely through the golden gates to a home prepared for all those that faithfully serve the Divine Master. Her tender and watchful care can never be reciprocated by the most costly prize, and the loss of her presence can never be replaced by any earthly favor.
     Now that the tribute of nature has been paid let hope and faith mingle with our natural sorrow, reminding us of a higher source of consolation than earthly ties and friendship.
May 28, 1889.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 05, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coughenour, Charlotte

     COUGHENOUR-In Cheshire Township, March 22nd, of heart disease, Miss Charlotte Coughenour, in the 36th year of her age. She was a faithful member of the Free Baptist Church. Funeral services by Rev. J.W. Fulton. Text: Isaiah 25th chap., 8th verse.

Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1876
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Coughenour, David

Death of David Coughenour 
     Mr. David Coughenour died at his home near Cheshire, Saturday, April 14, 1900. He was born in Augusta Co., Va., August 6, 1820. He came to Gallia county with his parents in 1830. and settled in Cheshire township, where he has always lived. He married Rachel McCarty in 1843. They were the parents of elven children, two sons and nine daughters , all save two daughters survive him.
     He held membership with the First Kyger F. W. B. church since 1841. He was a man of great worth to the church and community. His funeral was held Monday morning at the church, services conducted by
Rev. W.J. Fulton of Rio Grande, which was highly attended

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 21,1900
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart

Coughenour, Harlow

I cannot and I will not say,
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cherry smile and a wave of the hand,
He is wandered into unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there.
And you, oh you, who deepest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return,
Think of him faring on as dear
In the love of there as the love of here.

     The last chapter of a long and useful life was closed with the passing of Harlow Coughenour at his home at 918 Fourth Ave. April 19, 1953. He was the son of the late Melvin and Melissa Butcher Coughenour and was born April 30, 1877 in Cheshire Twp.
     He was married Sept. 9, 1906 in Columbus, to Gertie Russel of Cheshire, Ohio. She survives him. He was one of five children. A brother, Emory of Huntington, W. Va., survives; also two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Ethel) Thompson of Pomeroy, Ohio, Mrs. Millard (Nettie) Jones of Akron, Ohio. One sister, Mrs. Ed (Lettie) Priode, preceded him in death.
     He was a member of Little Kyger Grange and attended Little Kyger Church. Harley Coughenour was a good man and those who knew him best loved him most.

Sunset and evening star
     And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the oar,
     When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
     Too full for sound to foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
     Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell
     And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
     When I embark.

For throughout our bourne of time and place
     The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
     When I have crossed the bar.

[Note: buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Coughenour, Isaiah

Isaiah Coughenour Funeral Is Set For 2 Saturday
He Was in 75th Year --  Superintendent Bulaville S. S.
     Funeral services for Isaiah Coughenour, who died suddenly at his home on Campaign and in Addison Twp. about 11 o’clock Thursday forenoon, will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday at the Bulaville Christian Church. Rev. W. E. Ewing of Mt. Sterling will officiate. Interment will be made at Poplar Ridge by Butler-McCoy.
     Mr. Coughenour suffered a heart attack a fortnight ago and a physician was summoned. He had recovered apparently satisfactorily and yesterday had done his chores when another attack came on that terminated quickly in his death.
     Mr. Coughenour was in his 75th year, having been born July 9, 1868, on Poplar Ridge, a son of Martin V. and Mary Roush Coughenour. He had been married three times but there are no surviving children. His first wife was Nancy Rife, his second Nora Rife, both of whom preceded him in death and 14 years ago, he married Clara Bunce, who survives. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Elmer Coughenour of Irwin, Ohio, Marlow of Milford Center, Mrs. Ellen Ables of Granville and Mrs. Lillie McCarley, of Mechanicsburg. Denver Davis is a stepson.
     Mr. Coughenour’s life was spent in Cheshire and Addison townships and he was a familiar figure on the streets of Gallipolis. He was here last Saturday. He was a member of the Bulaville Christian Church and was superintendent of the Sunday school there at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Bulaville Grange.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 22, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron    

Coughenour, Isaiah

     Isaiah Coughenour was born in Augusta county, Virginia, January 14th, 1808, and died Sept. 15, 1795 [sic],(1895) aged 87 years, 8 months and 1 day. June 4th, 1828, he was united in marriage to Margaret Swisher, of Rockbridge Co., Virginia, who departed this life June 9th, 1893.
     They moved from their home in Virginia to Gallia county in 1830. From this union there were born ten children, six sons and three daughters survive. He was a true companion, a kind father and a good neighbor. February 7th, 1841, he united with Campaign Free Will Baptist Church. In 1843 he received a letter and April 2d, 1843, he became a member of Second Kyger F. W. Baptist Church, being a charter member and remaining a faithful member until death, 54 years.
     He was deeply interested in the church and was a true and zealous worker in the advancement of its mission in the world, ever willing to contribute his time and means to its support and ever showing the true principles of Christianity in all the relations of life.
     Being fully conscious during his sickness that death was near, he had no doubt or fear and in the terrible sufferings of disease, finding solace in the promises of the “Worlds Redeemer” being able to say in the language of the Psalmist, “As for me I will behold His face in Rightenous, and shall be satisfied when I awake with Thy likeness.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Wednesday, September 18, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Coughenour, Joseph

Sudden Death
     Mr. Joseph Coughenour living at Cheshire, was taken suddenly ill Sunday and died in about a half an hour of heart disease. He was a man about 65 years old and had been in seemingly good health.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 1900
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Coughenour, Margaret

Mrs. S. F. Coughenour Died At Bidwell Saturday
Was Widow of S. F. Coughenour, Formerly of Poplar Ridge in Cheshire Township
     Mrs. Margaret Coughenour, 82, died at her home in Bidwell Saturday morning, April 2, 1932, after a year of failing health. She was the widow of Mr. S. F. Coughenour, former county commissioner, and they spent the active years of their life on a farm on Poplar Ridge in Cheshire township. They moved to Bidwell some twenty years ago.
     She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. E. Boatman of Gallipolis and Mrs. Pearl Boice and Mrs. Joe Robinson of Bidwell.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Coughenour were held in the Methodist Church at Bidwell by Rev. W. T. Packer of Rio Grande. Burial was in Poplar Ridge Cemetery. These old neighbors and friends laid her body in its last resting place: E. E. Gordon, Elza Rupe, Elza Glassburn, E. N. Leonard, Nathan Morehouse and W. A. Freeman.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, April 7, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coughenour, Margaret [Carman]

Mrs. S. F. Coughenour, 82, Dies At Bidwell
     Mrs. Margaret Coughenour, widow of S. F. Coughenour, county commissioner and political leader, died at her home in Bidwell at 8:30 this Saturday morning. She was 82 years old and had been in failing health for a year. Thursday evening Mrs. Coughenour’s condition became grave and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Boatman, were called, the latter remaining with her till the end came.
     Mrs. Coughenour was a lifelong resident of the county. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carman and was a kindly and beloved Christian woman. A score of years ago the Coughenours sold their farm on Poplar Ridge and moved to Bidwell. After the death of Mr. Coughenour, Mrs. Coughenour and her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Boice, widow of Bert Boice, lived together there. A third daughter, Mrs. Joe Robinson, also of Bidwell, survives.

[Note: Buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 2, 1932
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coughenour, Mary E. [Kail]

Funeral Is Set For 2 Monday At Family Home
     Mrs. Mary E, Coughenour, 86, died at her home on Cheshire Route 1 at 11 o’clock Friday morning. She had been a semi-invalid for several years and bedfast for several months. She seemed about as well as usual up to Thursday afternoon when she became worse. Mrs. Coughenour’s husband, Perry Coughenour, died December 30, 1933.
     She was born April 17, 1858, the daughter of George and Nancy Kerns Kail. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Elma E. Bunce, Westerville and Tillie, who had devotedly cared for her mother during her long period of invalidism.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the home Monday at 2 o’clock with Rev. J.L. Stephenson in charge. Burial will be at Gravel Hill by J.L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 21, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                         Top of Page

Coughenour, Mary C.

Gallian Claimed At 84 In Athens
     Mrs. Mary C. Coughenour, 84, a resident of Gallipolis, died at 4 a.m. today in Athens. She was a retired elementary teacher of Gallia county, and was a graduate of Rio Grande College. At one time she taught in the high schools at South Charleston and Plattsburg in Clark county.
     She was born May 5, 1880, at Rio Grande, one of five children in the family of the late Charles A. and Laura Gross Smith. Her marriage was to Virgil Coughenour of Cheshire, and he preceded her in death in 1938. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ola Kemp of South Charleston, O. A brother and two sisters who are deceased are Sidney Smith, Mrs. Lou Shires and Mrs. Lucille Wright.
     Mrs. Coughenour was a member of Grace Methodist Church, and at one time taught the Ladies Bible Class. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 2, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coughenour, Rachel McCarty

     Mrs. David Coughenour, living in Cheshire township, died Wednesday night of a complication of troubles. She was the mother of a large family, an active member of the Kyger Baptist church and a venerable lady, who commanded the universal esteem of a wide circle of acquaintances. Interment took place Friday at Grave Hill cemetery. "Peace be to her ashes."

[Rachel McCarty Coughenour, b. 04 Feb 1822, d. 05 Aug 1896.]

Gallipolis Journal
Aug 11,1896
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart                                                                          Top of Page

Coughenour, Sarah A. [Bunce]

Sarah A. Coughenour
     Mrs. Sarah A. Coughenour died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Chas. Davis at Addison Saturday morning September 14, 1907 aged 77 years. She suffered a stroke of paralysis several years ago and had been helpless for the past seven years. She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Chas. Davis of Addison, Mrs. A. S. George of Gallipolis, Mrs. Davis Swisher of Cheshire, Mrs. Elza Swisher and Mrs. Florence Shadrock of Jackson. Her only son John died about two years ago. She was a most estimable lady and many friends will regret her death.
     The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Bulaville by Rev. W. J. Fulton, interment following at Rife graveyard by Undertaker Glassburn.

[Note: The death certificate of Nancy Ellen Swisher who died 07 Mar 1942, indicates Nancy was the wife of Elza Swisher and daughter of Christian Coughenour and Sarah Bunce. This death certificate is available at

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 20, 1907
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coughenour, Washington

Death of Mr. Coughenour

     Mr. Washington Coughenour, an old highly respected citizen of Malby died Feb. 19th. His wife, two daughters, one son and two grandsons survive him. He was a good man. His funeral services were conducted last Sunday at Rio Grande by Rev. W.J. Fulton, where he was laid away to rest.

[Note: Burial at Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

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

Coulson, Harry

H. Coulson, 51, Spanish War Soldier, Dies
     Harry Coulson, aged 51, well-known in and around Gallipolis, died at the Holzer Hospital at 8:40 this morning. His home was on the Chillicothe road, a mile or more beyond the corporation line. Mr. Coulson entered the hospital yesterday afternoon. While he had not been ill very long, he had appeared to be in a weakened condition a good while.
     Decedent was born in Ritchie county, W. Va., the son of William Coulson, and came here years ago and learned to be a molder. He was a Spanish-American War veteran.
     In August, 1909, he and June Beck, a daughter of William Beck, were united in marriage. She and these three children survive: Harry and Edna, at home, and Oscar, at Bulaville. There are two surviving brothers, Audry of Huntington and Bruce of Fostoria.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 Sunday in charge of Rev. H. M. Smith at the Tope Funeral Home. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Mr. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 30, 1936

H. Coulson Rites
     Funeral services for Harry Coulson will be held at the Tope Funeral home at 2 tomorrow. Burial will be at Mt. Zion, instead of at Mound Hill, as first announced.
     Mr. Coulson would have been 59 years old next April. He served in the Spanish-American war and was in the army about 33 months. Death resulted from a spinal or nervous ailment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 31, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Coulter, Harold E.

H. E. Coulter, Retired Business Man, Dies Today
     Harold E. Coulter, 78, a retired Gallipolis business man, died at 2:35 a.m. today at his home, 450 First Ave. He had been in failing health for several months.
     Mr. Coulter was born March 6, 1885, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Coulter of Meigs county in Salem twp., at Danville. His marriage to the former Carrie E. Johnson took place on Nov. 12, 1904, and she survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Harry H. (Irene) King of Gallipolis and Mrs. John W. (Leola) Butler of Wellston. There are four grandchildren. Mr. Coulter was an only son.
     While a resident of Danville, Mr. Coulter operated a grocery and department store. Later he moved to a dairy farm north of Vinton, which he operated for several years. Later he was in the bottled gas business in Gallipolis, retiring a few years ago. In 1942 he purchased the former Fred Foster farm (now Spring Valley Estates) and raised registered Herefords.
     The family moved to Gallipolis in 1947, and operated an electrical appliance store next to the Tribune office. Mr. Coulter was a former director of the Vinton Bank Co., and served as a deacon and treasurer of the Church of Christ on Garfield Ave.
     Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. today. They can call at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family suggest that memorial gifts be made to the Church of Christ and to the Gallia County Heart Fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 29, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Cousins, Ethel May

Funeral Listed Saturday For Ethel May Cousins
     Funeral services for Ethel May Cousins, 58, who died Wednesday at 10:20 p. m. in Holzer Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage, will be conducted from the Paint Creek Baptist church, of which she was a member, on Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Preston C. Smith. Burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery by Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Born Sept. 10, 1892 in Gallipolis, the daughter of James Lewis and Frances Barrels, she married Ernest Cousins on Oct. 10, 1913 and to them were born 11 children, of who nine survive. They are: William Kidney) at home; Robert, San Bernadino, Calif.; Mrs. Ira Ernestine), Matt, Leavutsburg; James, Lima; Franklin, Dayton; Mrs. Thomas Marilyn) Pierce, Columbus; Oneila Edith and Calvin, all at home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 15, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cousins, Fannie

Death of Mrs. Cousins
     Mrs. Calvin Cousins, whose husband worked on the wharfboat so long, and who died at the Infirmary during the winter, died Monday morning at 8 o’clock after a lingering illness, and her funeral services will be conducted tomorrow 2 p.m. at the Paint Creek Baptist Church, burial by Hayward in Pine Street cemetery. She is said to have been a good old woman well liked by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 7, 1912
Transcribed by J. Farley

Cousins, James Arbra

Body Recovered
      The body of Arb Cousins who was drowned last Monday night off of an excursion boat out of Pittsburg, has been found. It was not known whether the remains would be brought here or not at this writing. It was then likely that Mr. Cousins, his father, would go up this evening. Arb, who was drowned, was on the roof talking and laughing with some girls. One struck at him playfully and in attempting to dodge the blow, the railing against which he was leaning, gave way precipitating him into the river.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 27, 1905

     The remains of James Arbra Cousins arrived over the H. W., last night and were taken to Hayward & Sons undertaking rooms. The burial service was at 10 o’clock at Pine Street cemetery by Rev. J. M. Riddle.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 2, 1905

Funeral of Arbra Cousins
     James Arbra Cousins, son of James and Lucy Cousins, was born in Gallipolis February 1886, died June, 1905 at the age of twenty years.
     His remains arrived on the 7:30 train Monday night, just one week from the time that he met his untimely death by drowning as before mentioned in this paper, and were taken to the Hayward Undertaking establishment.
     The funeral services which were very largely attended, conducted at the grave by Rev. J. M. Riddle, were very solemn and impressive.
     The casket which was borne by ten of his comrades, Claud Alexander, George Cordell, Wm. Cousins, Wilbert Howell, Burt Stewart, Eliza Williams, James Washington, Henry Goines, Gordon Steward and Lorenza Lewis was laden with beautiful flowers, token of sympathy from many friends.

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

Cousins, James H.

Prominent Colored Man Dies Saturday
James H. Cousins Was Active in Lodge and Church Work
     James H. Cousins, an aged and respected citizen, died at his home on Pine St. Saturday evening at 8 o'clock after a lingering illness of more than a year. Mr. Cousins was born in Cumberland County, VA about 80 years ago. He came to this city when he was six years old and has lived here ever since. He was in the tannery business for more than 40 years doing business for the late Augusta Ufferman and Mr. Chris Mack of this city. He was last employed stationary engineer for the Ohio Utilities Company.
     He was married in 1867 to Miss Lucy Ann Ford. To this union eight children were born. He was preceded in death by six children. His wife passed away eight years ago.
     He is survived by one daughter, Martha A., a teacher in the Lincoln School and one son, Ernest W., Columbus. He was a charter member of Ancient York Lodge No. 33, Free Masons, Household of Ruth No. 239 G.U.O.O.F, also a member of the Mutual Aid Society. He was a member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church. He lived a long and useful life and will be greatly missed in the orders and community.
     Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. A.G. Freeman of Ironton. The Masons will have charge of the burial services. Burial at Pine Street Cemetery by undertaker Hayward.

[Note: Death Certificate: Born 1847 Virginia; died July 30, 1927 Gallipolis, age 80. Wife: Lucy Ann, born July 4, 1849 OH; died April 2, 1919 in Gallipolis...Father Sherrick Ford; Mother not named]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 1, 1927
Transcribed by F.K Brown

Cousins, Marion

     Marion Cousins, a well known colored man who used to be around here, and who was sent to the penitentiary for violence to a little girl, died there and was brought here for burial today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 11, 1898

A Death
     Marion Cousins, received from Gallia county, March 28th, 1895, to serve six years for manslaughter, was found dead in his cell at 10:30 last night. Cousins has been troubled with heart disease and asthma for some time. Recently he has spent the daytime in the hospital and slept at night in his cell. When the body was found the man had been dead about 10 minutes. It is thought he choked to death during a coughing spell. ---Columbus Dispatch.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Saturday, March 12, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cousins, William

William Cousins Dies on Birthday
     William Alexander Cousins, 88, died at 11:20 p. m. Thursday night at his home, 76 Pine St. His death occurred on the same date as his birthday, April 29, 1866. For 85 years he had lined in the home in which he died. He was the last of his family and his parents were the late James and Emalie Cousins.
     Will, as he was called by a wide circle of friends, was through the years one, if not the most, highly respected members of his race and he has left a mark of friendliness and good will that will be long remembered in years to come. He was a fine citizen and his precept and example was one of high principles. He was an employee of the local postal service until his retirement in 1932. His government service extended over a period of 20 years.
     He was united in marriage with Sadie Greenlace on August 9, 1908, and she survives. Mrs. Cousins has been ill and has been bedfast for the past three years. Cousins was a member of the Paint Creek Baptist church, a 32nd degree Mason, Shrine and Eastern Star.
     Services will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Paint Creek Baptist church with Rev. Preston C. Smith in charge. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday evening at the Wetherholt Funeral Home.

[Note: Tombstone gives year of death as 1954.]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 30, 1951
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page

Coverston, Henry

     Died in Green township, on the 23rd ult., of consumption, Henry Coverston, aged 69 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 5, 1854

Covertson, Henry
     We are called upon this morning to announce the death of our honorable friend, Henry Coverston, who departed this life on the 23rd day of December, of consumption, aged 69 years. The deceased was a native of Virginia, and of the county of Shenandoah, and came to this State previous to the war of 1812, and settled first on the waters of the Muskingum. He was a democrat of the first stamp. As a soldier he never hesitated to raise his gun when called upon to defend his country, and was found to face the British and Indians on the Canada shores. He served his time faithfully and was honorably discharged and returned home to the embraces of his wife and family, and resumed his usual course of domestic economy. He was a farmer of the best grade, and as a mechanic most excellent. He never was more in his element than when in company of the honest and industrious class. He was charitable and good to the poor. He was neither a sounding brass nor a tinkling cymbal, but imitated that precaution which the Scriptures give---when thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet, neither let thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. Industry, honesty, punctuality, and truth were his constant companions, and he wore them as a garment even down to the grave.
     His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of neighbors and relations, who sympathized with the family in their affliction, and was laid by the side of his companion, on his own farm, a spot of ground selected by himself for that purpose, there to remain until that day when the last loud trump shall sound---awake ye slumbering dust, ye thousands under ground. So Henry Coverston is no more! Glory to his ashes. May we take his example---go and do likewise. Inserted by a neighbor who knew him well, and gives the above as a tribute of respect.

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

Covertson, Frances J.

Widow Of Perry Covertson Passes
     Mrs. Frances J. Covertson, widow of the late Perry Covertson, died at the home of Mrs. Ida Arrington, corner of Fourth and Neil avenues, at 8:20 Saturday evening. She was born 76 years ago in West Virginia, the daughter of Robert and James Leppert. Her husband, who will be remembered as a shoe cobbler, died in 1913.
     She had no children and the only near relative who survives is a half brother, Henry C. Barnes of Warren, who, with his family, arrived here Sunday to remain until after the funeral. Mr. Barnes formerly resided here where he was well known and is now connected with the municipal light plant at Warren.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Elias Wetherholt funeral home by Rev. W. Scott Westerman with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery.

[No further information available. This surname is spelled also as Coverston, Coverstone.]

Newspaper clipping found in the Simmerman files, Coverston-Womeldorff file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Coverston, Perry

Well Known Cobbler Passed Away Monday Evening
     Perry Coverston, the well known shoemaker and cobbler, died Monday evening after a long illness of eighteen months. A stroke of paralysis, which he suffered on Thursday last, hastened the end. Mr. Coverston was the son of George and Mariah Coverston of Green township, and was 62 years old the 5th of last February. He had always lived in this county and for a great many years in Gallipolis where he followed his trade.
     He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Frances Morrows and to whom he was married in 1884, and by a brother John of Sandusky, and half brother Charles of Portsmouth, and sisters Mrs. Caroline Rose and Mrs. John Watterson, of this city, Mrs. John Buckle of Stafford, Kas., and Miss Nettie Coverston of Cincinnati.
     The funeral services were conducted at his late home by Rev. F. M. Evans Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, the interment was at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt. Mr. Coverston was a good, kind, industrious man whom everyone highly esteemed and his death is deplored by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 27, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Coville, Amanda M.

Death of Mrs. Coville
     Mrs. A. M. Coville, of whose illness of many months we have frequently spoken passed away in the evening of September 9, 1904. Strong hopes were entertained of her recovery until Tuesday on which day she had a paralytic stroke, when all hope was abandoned, and her children, sent for. They arrived Thursday evening. She had one sister, Mrs. E. A. Smithers, and one brother, Mr. Wilbur F. Fisher, of Houston, Texas.
     Her children are Mr. Edward G. Carel, of Ionia, Mich., and Mrs. C. W. Johnson, of Greenville, Mich. She was united in marriage with Mr. Franklin Carel, of Gallipolis, son of Judge Carel, in 1856, who died after seven years of happy married life, and in 1862, she became the wife of Mr. L. D. Coville, of Detroit, Michigan. He died nine years ago, and since that time she has made her home with her sister, Mrs. E. A. Smithers, of Gallipolis.
     In early youth she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she was a faithful member until her death. We were [not] acquainted with Mrs. Coville, but are told that she was a lovable lady and that her death will be regretted by all who knew her.
     The funeral services will be conducted at her late home with Mrs. Smithers on First avenue above State street, at 2 p. m. Sunday by Rev. W. H. Miller of Grace Church, the interment following by Hayward & Son at Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 10, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron