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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

Dean, Arnold

     BIDWELL - Arnold Lowell Dean, 76, Rt. 2 Bidwell, died Friday at Holzer Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was a retired coal miner, carpenter and farmer. He was born Jan. 16, 1910 in Olive Hill, Ky., to the late Winfield Scott and Farlena Qualls Dean.
     He is survived by his wife Sadie Farley Dean, whom he married Feb. 4, 1930 at Whitesville, W.Va.
Also surviving are three sons, Kendall Dean, Osprey, Fla., Leo. Dean, Cincinnati, and Danny Dean, Carroll, Ohio; Eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Ackey Fraley, Dorothy, W.Va., and Goldie Fannin, Colcord, W.Va. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
     He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Whitesville, and the United Mine Workers 17. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Waugh-Holley-Wood Funeral Home, rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Fund, in care of Lola Mae Suiter, 661 Second Ave. Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 14, 1986
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Dean, Hannah   [Holloway]

Mrs. Dean Rites Set Wednesday
     Mrs. Hannah Holloway Dean, 84, died Saturday in Akron. The body will be brought to the Wetherholt Funeral Home Tuesday night.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services at Mound Hill Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. will be read by the Rev. Paul Niswander. She is survived by one daughter, Grace Dean, Akron.
     Her father, the late Frank Holloway, was a steamboat captain and the family resided on First Ave., in the home now occupied by the Gomer Phillips family. Her mother’s maiden name was Morrison.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 6, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deardorff, Bezette [Newsome]

Mrs. Will Deardorff Dead at Seattle
     News of the death at Seattle, Wash., of Mrs. Will Deardorff, although not unexpected, came as a shock to her many friends and relatives here. Mrs. Deardorff, who was before her marriage Miss Bezette Newson [sic], daughter of Mrs. Annie Newsome of this city, was one of the most popular of the society girls of Gallipolis.
Her death was a result of a severe stomach trouble from which she had been a patient sufferer for many months. Her mother Mrs. Newsome was called to her bedside last spring when it was thought she might not recover. Mrs. Newsome spent the summer with her daughter, returning here only in time to take up her school duties.
     Mrs. Deardorff’s death occurred Saturday afternoon and the funeral and burial took place Sunday afternoon at Seattle as she had requested that her remains be interred there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Deardorff, Ida [Shaver]

Death Claims Mrs. W. W. Deardorff, Formerly Mrs. Ida Leonard, Addison
     Mrs. Ida Shaver Deardorff, wife of William W. Deardorff, died at the Holzer Hospital at 10 o’clock this Saturday forenoon. She was operated on for cancer on Wednesday, but the disease had progressed too far. However, she had not been ill very long and the news of her death will come as a shock to her many friends.
     Mrs. Deardorff had spent about all of her life at Addison and vicinity and was a most estimable woman. Her first husband was the late George Leonard. To them was born one daughter, Mable, now Mrs. Horace Kail. The decedent is also survived by, besides her husband, who formerly lived at Poca, W. Va., two sisters, Mrs. Cornelius Roush of Cheshire and Mrs. William McLeish, of Gahanna, and at least two brothers, John and Sam Shaver, living in Oklahoma.
     The funeral services will be held at the Addison M. E. Church, of which Mrs. Deardorff was a devoted member, probably Monday afternoon. Burial at Gravel Hill by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 10, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deardorff, Isaac Newton

Death of I. N. Deardorff
     Mr. Isaac Newton Deardorff, who had been a great sufferer from heart trouble for the past three years, died at his home, corner Front and State Streets, at 4:30 o’clock Friday morning, January 6, 1899. Mr. Deardorff was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Deardorff, and was born in Putnam County, W. Va., near Winfield, on September 20, 1828.
     He was a farmer by occupation, and was united in marriage to Miss Mary M. Turley September 25, 1853. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive, namely: Mrs. William Horner, Misses Alda, Nannie and Bettie Deardorff, and Messrs. C. R., E. N. and W. P. Deardorff.
     Deceased came to this city in 1881, and had resided here ever since. He at one time conducted the St. Charles Hotel. Owing to ill health he had not been engaged in any particular pursuit for some years.
     He was a member of the Baptist Church, and was a man who enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. His widow and children have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
     The funeral services occurred at his late residence on Sunday afternoon at one o’clock, Rev. F. E. Brininstool, of the Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was by Wetherholt, at the Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 14, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Deckard, Cecil

Killed By Train
     Sampson Hull of Creola, received word that his cousin, Cecil Deckard, of Greenville, SC, was killed by a train April 7, 1920. He was formerly a Vinton County boy and lived at Creola for some time. He was 37 years of age and son of Mr. & Mrs. Leander Deckard. He served through the Spanish American War and was a Corporal. He tried to enlist in the World War but could not go on account of disability.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born: 1884; died April 8, 1920 Greenville, SC; age 36 years. Single. Mother Mary C. Calhoun. Cause of death...shock/amputation of both legs due to R.R. accident. Burial Middletown, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 1, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Deckard, Clyde

Gallia County Boy
Dies in Columbus From Sudden Illness
     Mr. Clyde Deckard, son of G.W. Deckard of Bidwell, went to Columbus a month ago and was employed in a shop there. Sunday his father received word to come at once, that he was very sick. He left Monday morning and Clyde died before he got there.
     There are no particulars yet. His remains were brought to Bidwell today..he was a nice young man and a nephew of Mrs. James Sheets of this city and was 18 years old.

[Note: buried in Fairview Cemetery in Springfield Township]

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

Deckard, Curtis

Curtis Deckard Dead
     Curtis Deckard, aged 70, and a well known resident of Vinton, died there on Monday, Sept. 21. He had lived in Huntington township all his life. Mr. Deckard had been thrice married and is survived by his wife and eight sons and daughters. His funeral services were conducted by Revs. S. S. and R. R. Denney.

[Note: Buried in Brush Cemetery in Huntington Twp. 11 May 1844 - 16 Sept 1914]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, September 30, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Deckard, Dexter Wayne

Vinton Man Dies Of Broken Neck
     Dexter Wayne Deckard, 33, Vinton Rt. 2, died instantly about 3 p.m. Tuesday near Jackson. Deckard had stepped out of a car and was standing on the brink of an embankment when he lost his balance and fell headlong into a ditch breaking his neck according to Jackson County Coroner Charles Gaskill. Deckard’s companions rushed him to the Oak Hill Clinic, Oak Hill, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Coroner Gaskill reported that Deckard was intoxicated at the time of his death. With the World War II veteran when he died were Robert Gee, Orville Dillinger, and Delbert Morgan, all of the Jackson area. He was not married and was a sawmill worker.
     Decedent’s parents are Dexter and Anna Thomas Deckard. Surviving besides the parents are five brothers, Bennie, Columbus; Lawrence, Arnold, and Billy at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Viola Epling, Akron; Mrs. Francis Jeffers, Hamden, and Mrs. Charlotte Hughes, Wellston.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton. Rev. Everett Russell will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 16, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deckard, Elizabeth [Mossbarger]

     Mrs. George Deckard, a most estimable lady, aged 84 years, died at the home of her son, William, on Little Raccoon, last Saturday night. Interment Monday at the Huntington Baptist Church.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 18, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Deckard, Esther [Rupe]

     Esther Rupe was born July 20, 1812, in the Shanandoah Valley,Va. She came to Kygerville, Ohio, at a tender age. She joined the Regular Baptist Church whil young. She married John Deckard in 1833. Six children were born to bless their union--4 boys, 2 girls. The 4 boys are still living. Her husband died Feb. 9th, 1883.      They lived together 50 years. They had 38 grand childrewn, 5 of whom are dead, and 35 great-grandchildren, 5 of whom are dead. She died Aug. 9th,1895, at the age of 83 years and 10 days. Her funeral services were conducted by A. Carpenter, her burial following by Glassburn, Undertaker, at Brush Cemetery, in Huntington Township, Saturday forenoon. She was a most excellent lady.

[Note: Buried as Hester]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Aug. 18, 1895
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Deckard, George

     DECKARD - George Deckard of Huntington Township, this county, 17th inst., in the 81st year of his age. He was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, in 1803. Came to this county with his father in 1815. Married Elizabeth Mossbarger in 1827. Was baptized in 1830 by Rev. I.Z. Haning, joined the Raccoon F. W. Church. In 1852 he removed his membership to the First Huntington F. W. Baptist Church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death.
     Mr. Deckard was the oldest child of Richard Deckard. By an accident in his youth he was compelled to go through life on one leg. He was the father of twelve children; six boys and six girls. About three years previous to his death, he lost his mind. He was a loving husband, a kind father, a faithful Christian and good neighbor.
     He leaves a widow, eight children, and numerous relatives and friends to mourn his loss. “But we mourn not as those that have no hope.”
     Bulletin please copy.

Gallipolis Journal
January 24, 1884
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Deckard, Henry

     Henry Deckard, of near Esop, is dead at 64. His wife, Miss Mary Hartsook, died three years ago. He leaves six sons, and six daughters, one daughter died six months ago. He also leaves three brothers, Curtis of Esop, Julius of Vinton, and Stewart, out West.

[Note: Brush Cemetery, 11/15/1838 - 7/30/1902]

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 2, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deckard, Jerry

     Jerry Deckard, 37/87, a native of Gallia county and a resident of Akron, died in an Akron Hospital Monday. He was born and reared in Vinton. His marriage was to the former Jane Trainer of Gallia county, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Stanley Deckard of Vinton and two brothers and a sister, Marshall and Clarence, both of Akron, and Mrs. Sally Scheffield of Crestline. Services and burial were held in Akron.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1966
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Deckard, Lillian J.

Mrs. Deckard, 80, Died Friday P. M. In Bidwell Home
Rite to Be Held at 2 Monday At Bidwell Church
     Mrs. Lillian J. Deckard, widow of George W. Deckard, who suffered a cerebral hemmorhage [sic] Jan. 28, and another one Monday night, passed away at 6:30 last evening at her home in Bidwell. Decedent was born in Porter, October 12, 1862, daughter of Robert and Mary M. Guyn. She was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.
     Miss Guyn was united in marriage to George W. Deckard May 1, 1898 by Rev. Mr. Gibbons. Mr. Deckard preceded her in death some 27 years ago. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs Georgia Leonard who survives her. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Miss Georgiana Leonard, between whom there was a mutual devotion. She also helped to rear to young manhood two stepsons, who have preceded her in death. One gave his life for his country in World War I.
     Mrs. Deckard was a woman of most estimable character and highly respected by all who knew her.
She was a member of Bidwell M. E. Church, where the funeral services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock (EWT) with Rev J. F. Brown and Rev J. L. Stephenson in charge. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery by Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Daily
April 10, 1943
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Deckard, Mary

     Mrs. Mary Deckard, wife of Henry Deckard, of Esop, and an estimable lady, is dead at the age of 64 years. She left a husband and 13 children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 18, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deckard, Mary Ellen [Hartsook]

     Mrs. Mary Deckard died at her home near Esop, Monday. She was aged 64 years and leaves a husband and 13 children. Rev. Fulton officiated at the funeral Tuesday, burial taking place at Brush graveyard.

[Note: 9/19/1844 - 2/13/1899. She was married to Henry H. Deckard.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 22, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deckard, McKinley

     McKinley Deckard, a young sailor, died Tuesday, Oct. 1 of pneumonia at a New York hospital. His father is dead and his step-mother, Mrs. Lillie Deckard, resides at Bidwell. A sister, Miss Georgia, teaches at the White school near Bidwell. Young Deckard enlisted in the Navy at Indianapolis some two months ago.
     The interment will be at Bidwell upon the arrival of the body.

[Note: 1891 - 1918]

The Gallia Times
Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deckard, Richard

     An old gentleman named Deckard recently died in Huntington, Gallia county at the age of 108 years. He requested to be buried with the "honors of war" and to have "Yankee Doodle" sung at his grave.

[Note: Buried in Brush Cemetery. His dates are 1768-1877.]

Athens Messenger
June 14, 1877 Page 1
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely                                                                 Top of Page

Deckard, Ronnie Lee

     Ronnie Lee Deckard, 43, Prescott Valley, Ariz., formerly of Gallia County, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999 at his residence. He and his family had just recently moved to Arizona. Surviving are his wife, Rita Deckard; a son, Dennis Ray Pauley of Columbus; a daughter, Meggan Lee Pauley Randolph of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; a son Dustin Allen Deckard, of the home; two grandchildren; and four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother, Twila Lemastor in February 1999.
     Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 10, 1999 in 'Vinton Memorial Park'. Arrangements are by the Wakelawn-Bradshaw Chapel, Prescott Valley.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley

Deckard, Wayland Elbert

W. E. Deckard, 70, Dies 8:30 A.M.
Had Three Sons In Service--4 Other Children Survive
     Wayland Elbert Deckard died at 6:30 this morning at his home in Rio Grande, whither he had moved about six months ago from the Ebenezer community in the same township. He was in his 71st year, having been born Dec. 13, 1874.
     Mr. Deckard, a son of Curtis and Eileen Allison Deckard, married Austa Gooch in 1909. They have seven children, of whom these three are in the service: Pvt. Ivan D. Deckard, now at port of embarkation; Cpl. Harry N., Boca Raton, Florida, and Pvt. Norman Deckard, Ft. McClellan, Alabama. The other children are Kendall, James and Avenelle, all at home, and Mrs. Arthena Montgomery, Porter. Also surviving Mr. Deckard are a brother, Dexter Deckard of Vinton R., and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hill of Clarksburgh, W. Va.; and Mrs. Dessie Henry of Toledo.
     The body was removed to the Butler-McCoy mortuary at Vinton. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the boys in uniform are heard from.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deem, Mrs. James

Mrs. James Deem
     The funeral ceremonies of Mrs. Deem, wife of James Deem, Esq., were conducted last Thursday. Mrs. Deem has been under the care of the physicians connected with the asylum at Athens for some time past, and died in that institution on the 20th inst. Her remains were deposited in the cemetery at this place.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 1, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Deem, John W.

Death of John W. Deem
     February 21, 1895, John W. Deem, one of Gallia’s most honored and prosperous citizens passed away at the ripe old age of 92 years. Mr. Deem was born in Sutton, Herdshire, St. Nicholas, England, November 17, 1802. He came to American in 1836 and settled in Gallipolis, was engaged for many years in the cooper trade, then worked on the river and followed other occupations and by hard work and close application to business amassed considerable of a fortune.
     He was married to Susan Juda in 1856. To them was born only one child that died at the age of two years. His wife died August 8, 1880. His mother lived to the age of 102 years. He leaves one sister in England and one here, the mother of the Stone Bros., who run the ferry boat at Point Pleasant.
     The funeral will take place, Saturday, at 10 a.m. at his late residence, by a minister from Point Pleasant. Interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt, undertaker.

The Gallipolis Journal
Saturday, February 23, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Deem, Mary L.

Death Of A Child
     Mary L.,the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Deem of Kanauga, died Tuesday morning at 8:15 o'clock with intestinal indigestion, aged 2 years, 3 months and 11 days. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock standard time by Rev. Thomas of Cheshire and the burial will occur in Mound Hill Cemetery in charge of Undertaker Wetherholt.

[Note: Death Certificate..Mary Lettie Deem born April 11, 1908; died July 26, 1910. Parents William F. Deem born Point Pleasant WV and Eva L. Rothgeb born Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 29, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Delaney, Arlene [Chick]

     Arlene Delaney, 76, of 24 Cruzet Ave., Gallipolis, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing healthe for the last five years. Born Feb. 19, 1905, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Ira and Ella Baker Chick, she was a retired bookkeeper and secretary for the Condee Coal Co., and attended the Church of Christian Union and Bell Chapel Church. She married the Rev. Everett Delaney, who survives, on April 8, 1934, in Kanauga. Also surviving are three sisters, Kay Chick and Mrs. Esther Plymale, both of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Eula McConneha of Sarasota, Fla.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Jack Holley, Richie Taylor, Howard Waugh, Frank Hamilton, Lew Woodard and George Jones.

[In the above obits of her mother and father there is no Kay Chick, so I don't know who this is.]

Unknown publication
Aproximately 1981
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                         Top of Page

Delaney, Hiram

Hiram Delaney Dies In Hospital Here Of Burns
Tragedy’s Setting Was In His Home At Flag Springs
     Hiram Delaney, aged 79, died at the Holzer Hospital at 8:15 last night from burns received in a fire in his home near Flag Springs about the middle of the afternoon. The house was damaged to some extent but was not destroyed. How the fire started and why Mr. Delaney was unable to protect himself there from are matters about which little is known here.
     Mr. Delaney was a native of Lawrence County and had spent about half his years in Gallia. His birthplace was on Dry Ridge near Waterloo. He is survived by his wife, who was Ella Woolum, also a native of the Waterloo community, and by these children: Mrs. J. L. Coleman, Bidwell; Mattie Gleason, Gracie Neal, Artie McDaniel and Raymond Delaney, all living in Walnut Twp., and Stacey Delaney and Mrs. Lora Shirley, both of Cleveland.
     The body was taken to Coleman’s mortuary but up till noon, not all the children had been heard from and for that reason, funeral arrangements had not been made.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 20, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Delaney, Margaret Ellen [McGown]

Mrs. Ed Delaney Dies In Columbus; Burial In Gallia
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Ellen Delaney, 71, of Oak Hill, wife of Edward Delaney, who died in a Columbus rest home at 1169 Bryden Rd. yesterday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Oak Hill Methodist Church. Burial will be in Gallia Cemetery.
     She also is survived by two daughters and eight sons; Miss Anna Delaney and Mrs. Kathryn Stauder, Columbus; Robert and David, Oak Hill; Morris, Newark; John and Ben, Cleveland; Private Roy, Amarillo Tex.; Cpl. Edmund, North Africa and Lt. Everett Delaney, Tresque Me.; a sister and 14 grandchildren.

[Note: 7/16/1871 - 5/21/1943; Age 71 yrs. 10 mos. 5 das. She was the daughter of Charles McGown.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 22, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Deletombe, Laura

Funerall of Mrs. Edward Delatombe
     The funeral services of the late Mrs. Edward Deletombe who passed away Sunday morning, August 7, 1921, at the hour of seven thirty, will be held at the residence, 560 Fourth Avenue, Wednesday afternoon, August 10, 1921, at two-thirty. The services and burial will be private, conducted by the Rev. Curtis Robinson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city of which Mrs. Deletombe was a member. The interment will be at Mound Hill in charge of undertaker W. N. Hayward.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 9, 1921
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Deletombe, Laura M. [Steinmann]

Obituary-Mrs. Deletombe
     Mrs. Laura M. Deletombe, widow of the late Edward Deletombe, passed away at her home in this city Sunday morning, August 7, 1921, at the hour of seven thirty. She was born in Lancaster, Ohio, March 14, 1829, the daughter of Gottlieb and Sophia (Cannitz) Steinmann.
     As many years of her youth previous to her marriage had been spent with maternal grand-parents living in Gallipolis—almost her entire life of nearly 93 years has been identified with this city, where she has outlived all the many friends of early years. Her husband, the late Edward Deletombe, remembered as one of most prominent and distinguished citizens, preceded her to the higher life Sept. 5, 1895; and of their family of three sons and three daughters, but two daughters, Clara and Alice survive to mourn her loss.
     She is also survived by one grandson Edward, only child of her eldest son, the late Frank H. Deletombe, one sister, Miss M. C. Steinmann of this city, and cousins, nephews and nieces in Cincinnati, Logan and Columbus, Ohio, and in Pennsylvania with a wide circle of life-long friends among the younger generation.
     It is difficult to express in a few words the high qualities of this brave lady, this true and excellent woman whose passing we regretfully record; in whose long life was exemplified all the attributes of perfect wife, mother and friend. The reverence and esteem in which she will ever be cherished in the memory of all who knew and loved her is testimony of the life she lived, devoted to duty, patient under affliction, submissive in sorrow and with firm faith in Him who doeth all things well, she finally succeeded to the infirmities of her remarkable age and in tender tranquility her spirit passed in peace.

“And lo, this tearful life of trembling woe
Burst into splendor of immortal bloom.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 10, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Deletombe, Laura Loyn

Death of Miss L. Deletombe
     Miss Laura Loyn Deletombe, the youngest daughter of the late Edward and Mrs. Laura M. Deletombe, passed into eternal rest peacefully at her home in this city last Sunday evening, October 17, 1909, at the hour of half past ten.
     Her wide circle of friends and acquaintances here and broad realize with the great shock of the sad event that one of the gentlest and most beautiful lives has closed a singularly touching earthly career. In her daily life, she exemplified the finest characteristics and virtues that go towards the forming of a perfect womanhood and in whose untiring and unselfish devotion to her invalid mother a rare example of self sacrifice has been shown for many years.
     Miss Deletombe was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in this city and in her quiet unostentatious Christian life proved herself worthy of the promise of the crown of life. The universal sorrow in our community has awakened a sympathy for the heart broken mother and sisters in their unspeakable bereavement that was never more generously shown and manifests the high esteem and affection in which this lamented young lady was held.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence at 2 o’clock by Rev. E. R. Meyer and the body was laid to rest in Mound Hill cemetery by the following friends: W. A. Robinson J. E. Halliday, Homer Kerr, J. A. Lupton, G. A. Roedell and H. H Henking.

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, October 22, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

DeLille, Estella May [DODD]

Mrs. DeLille Dies
     Mrs. Stella DeLille, widow of Clarence DeLille, who was a native of the Evergreen community, died Thursday, June 8 [sic] in Anneheim [sic], Calif. Services were held in Columbus on Tuesday.  Mrs. Joe DeLille of Rodney attended the last rites.

[Note: According to the California Death Index at Ancestry.com, she actually died on Thursday, June 2, 1960.  June 8, 1960, is a Wednesday and the services on Tuesday were already held at the time of the obituary.]

Gallia Times
Saturday June 11, 1960
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

DeLille, Isabella

Death Of Mrs. Joseph DeLille
     Mrs. Isabel DeLille, the venerable and highly esteemed wife of Mr. Joseph DeLille, of Springfield Township, departed this life at fifteen minutes before 7 o'clock, Tuesday evening, May 23, 1899. Funeral and burial services had not been arranged at this writing, but will be given later. Her maiden name was Martin, being a daughter of the late Capt. George Martin of Chickamauga.
     She was united in marriage with Mr. DeLille about 54 years ago and became the mother of quite a large family. The surviving members being, Mrs. William Phillips of Springfield Township and Misses Sarah and Elizabeth DeLille at home and also a son, Andrew, a daughter, Mrs. James Donnally and sons George and James being deceased.
     She was a member of the M.E. Church for many years and a good religious woman highly respected and esteemed by everyone that knew her.
     She was a half-sister of Mrs. James H. Sanns of this city and Mrs. Jane Cherrington, wife of William Cherrington, of Springfield Township and also of Mr. George Martin of Middleport.
     She was 76 years old and had been in delicate health for a number of years. About six weeks ago she was taken dangerously ill with the grip and recently was thought to be improving, but heart failure set in and her death came suddenly, shocking her friends whose hopes had been lifted high.
     We knew Mrs. DeLille to be a fine, quiet, kindly dispositioned Christian lady and her aged partner whose constant companion she had been through sunshine and storm, has our deepest sympathies. It is known that her burial will be at Bethel and will be conducted by Wetherholt, who went to her late home this morning to make the necessary arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 24, 1899

     Mrs. Isabella DeLille was born in Gallia County, Ohio, May 28, 1823 and died May 23, 1899.
On March 5, 1845, she was married to Joseph DeLille. Nine children came to bless this union, four of whom survive.
     In 1875, Rev. P.P. Hamilton, Pastor of Gallipolis Circuit, assisted by Rev. J.W. Dillon, presiding elder of the district, was blessed with a glorious revival of religion at Westerman Church. At this meeting Mr & Mrs. DeLille both united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and received that spiritual quickening which has brightened and blessed their pathways and made them heirs of the Heavenly Home. Mrs. DeLille lived a faithful and consistent Christian and died triumphantly in full hope of eternal life.
     Just before passing over, she was questioned by one of her Christian friends concerning her experience and confidence. Her answer was "Jesus is with me".
     Although her pathway through life was thickly strewn with trouble and sorrow, yet she maintained a kind and patient spirit in her home. She was a most devoted wife and mother and has bequeathed to the sorrowing husband and children many precious memories. She was hospitable and kind to her neighbors and they feel a great sense of loss in her departure.
     Her health has not been very firm for several years. During her last sickness, which was somewhat protracted, she suffered much. All through her sickness she showed herself to be a follower of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
     The funeral was conducted by her pastor at Bethel Church, taking for his text, Rev. XIV Chap and 13th. Verse. There was a large attendance at the funeral services. The burial was in the cemetery near the Church.
She rests in peace and her works do follow her. "If there be any surpassing human deed or word or thought, it is a Mother's Love."

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 20, 1899
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

DeLille, Tracie Marilyn

Tracie M. DeLille 
     Tracie Marilyn DeLille, 85, Rt. 2, Bidwell, died Saturday night at her residence. Born March 8, 1898, at Linden, W.Va., daughter of the late Emory and Serepta White Spencer, she was a member of Rodney United Methodist Church and Rodney Grange. She married Joseph E. DeLille on Sept. 8, 1917, at Rodney, and he also preceded her in death in 1953.
     Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Geneva) Coleman of Lancaster, Calif., Mrs. Hunter L. (Ruth) Boice of Brooksville, Fla., Mrs. Darrell (Bettie) McClaskey of Gahanna, and Mrs. Rex (Louise) Greenlee of Rodney; five sons, Charles of Brooksville, John and Martin, both of Columbus, Raymond of Rodney and Bruce of Inverness, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Fay (Macie) Hickman and Mrs. Kempis (Ruby) Williams, both of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mrs. Otho (Gladys) Nesselrode of Baytown, Texas, and Mrs. Andrew (Virginia) DeLille of Wauchula, Fla.; a brother, Raymond of Vienna, W.Va.; 22 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rodney United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Loy officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rodney United Methodist Church.
     Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday November 21, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Denney, David Wesley

Wesley Denney Of Vinton Dies In His 83rd Year
Funeral Is Set For 1 (Slow Time) Tuesday P. M.
     David Wesley Denney, 82, of whose illness there had been occasional mention in these columns, died at 7 o’clock (slow time) Saturday evening at his home in Vinton. He had suffered a series of strokes, the last one about 10 days ago.
     Mr. Denney was a native of Morgan Twp. and lived there till he moved to Vinton four years ago. He was a leading Democrat in that bailiwick and was a member of the Christian Church of Morgan Center.
     Mr. Denney was a son of Isaiah and Sarah Denney and was born Nov. 25, 1860. He was twice married—first to Ellen Smith on July 6, 1885, who died Dec. 4, 1907. His second wife, who survives, was Emma Walters.  These four children of the first union survive: Everett Denney, Jackson; Mrs. Pluma Quickel and Honel Denney, Vinton, and Mrs. Garnet Hughes, Marion. One child of the second marriage survives: Mrs. Erdis Roush of Vinton R. D. 1. There are also two step-children, six grandsons, all in the armed services, and one great-grandson.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (slow time) Tuesday at the Vinton Methodist Church, with Rev. W. Z. Coffey of Gallipolis in charge. Interment will be made in Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy. The body will be at the home until the funeral hour.

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

Denney, Everett N.

E.N. Denney, 76, Succumbs Tuesday Night
     Everett N. Denney, 76, a retired farmer, and resident of Rio Grande, died at 9:30 p.m. in Medical Center Hospital. He had been hospitalized for three weeks. Mr. Denney operated a farm near Harrisburg until his retirement. He was a member of Harris Baptist church, and was serving as a deacon at the time of his death.  He had served the church as a trustee and Sunday school teacher.
     He was born at Rio Grande on Nov. 8. 1889, son of the late Obediah and Dora Stevens Denney.  His marriage to the former Minnie McNeal of Oak Hill took place March 20, 1913, and she survives. Other survivors are a brother and two sisters, S. W. Denney and Mrs. James (Dessie) Walters, both of Bidwell, and Mrs. Emmett (Myrtle) Cope of Florida.
     Services will be held at Harris Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Alfred Holley,  Rev. T. J. Butcher and Rev. Herschel Curfman will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery at Rio Grande under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: From gravemarker year of death 1965.]

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

Denney, Elizabeth

Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Denney
     Mrs. Elizabeth E. Denney of Columbus, Ohio, passed away at 4:15 Tuesday evening. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. C. A. Clendenin and Mrs. Carl L. Lewis of Columbus and Mrs. Thurman Clark of Gallipolis.
Mrs. Denney was a resident of this city until last September. The body will arrive here on the noon train Thursday with burial Friday morning at Clark Chapel by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 14, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, Frances

     Mrs. Frances Denney died at the Infirmary Tuesday evening July 3, 1894 in the 70th year of her age, and was buried at Mound Cemetery the day following by Undertaker Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Journal
July 11, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Denney, Frank L.

Frank Denney
      Frank L. Denney, 71, a resident of Rio Grande, died in Holzer Medical Center around 1 a.m. today. He had been ill for several months.
      He was born Jan. 17, 1906, in Wellston, son of the late Cecil and Addie Radcliffe Denney. He married Mary Downard on Oct. 12, 1927. She survives, along with one daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William (Monna) Dunn, Wellston.
      Other survivors include: Luther Beman, another son-in-law; four grandchildren; three brothers; George of Springfield; Homer and Melvin, of Rt. 3, Wellston, two sisters: Mrs. Ellen Martin, Wellston and Mrs. Mary McAfee, San Diego, Calif. One daughter, Donna Beman, and a grandson, Daniel, and two sisters preceded him in death.
      He owned and operated a grocery store and restaurant in Rio Grande.
      Mr. Denney was a member of Simpson Chapel Methodist Church in Rio Grande and the Masonic Lodge in Thurman. He was also a member of the Rio Grande Lions Club.
      Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Robert Damschroder officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thursday.    

Unknown publication
November 22, 1977
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                  Top of Page

Denney, George W.

G. Denney, Father of First Soldier Killed In France, Passes Away
     George W. Denney, 80, died Wednesday morning at his home on Garfield avenue. Surviving are his widow, Rhoda Denney, and three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Thivener, who lives on Garfield avenue, one in Washington,D.C., and another at Troy, Ohio. He was a sufferer from cancer.
     Funeral services will be conducted at his late home by Rev. Anderson, of West Virginia, Thursday, 3 p.m. Interment in Pine street cemetery by funeral director A.E.Tope.
     Mr. Denney was the father of Clarence Denney, who, if the writer's memory is not at fault, was the first Gallia county boy to be killed in action in France during the World War. His body was brought back and his funeral was the first in the county as a result of overseas casualties. He was beheaded by a shell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Denney, Ira J.

I. J. Denney, 89, Dies At Bidwell
Father Of Niles And Harley Denney--Rites Today
     Ira J. Denney, aged 89 years and one month, died at 6 o’clock Saturday evening at the home of his son, Niles L. Denney, in Bidwell. Mr. Denney was the oldest or one of the oldest residents of Springfield Twp. and all his years had been spent in that bailiwick. Mr. Denney had long been in failing health and bedfast most of the last six months.
     He was born April 22, 1854, and was the last survivor of six children of Ezriah and May Coughenour Denney. He married Lela Pinney and she died 14 years ago. Surviving children besides Niles, are Harley Denney of Bidwell R. D. (Eno), Nellie Slack of Lancaster; and Mary Baird of Cleveland.
     Funeral services are being held this afternoon at Bidwell in charge of Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery by Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 24, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, Jessie [Thaxton]

Jessie Denney Passes at Eno at Early Hour      
     Mrs. Jessie Denney, wife of Stanford Denney, died of cancer early today at her home above Wesley Chapel and not far from Eno. She had been ill a year.
     Decedent was the daughter of the late Henry and Kate Thaxton and was born in Middleport July 10, 1898. She was reared, however, in the home of Douglas Mink. When 20 years old she and Mr. Denney were married and most of her life was spent in the section where she died.
     Surviving her are twin daughters, Leola and Leona Denney aged 13, and these two brothers and two sisters; Homer Thaxton, Mrs. Mae Hansher and Mrs. Vallee Chaplin, all of Columbus and Cecil Thaxton of Bremen. She was a member of the Methodist church.         
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Lester Seel at Eno at 2 o'clock Monday. Burial at Pine Grove by Undertaker J.L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 31, 1940
Transcribed by J. Farley

Denney, Lewis

     Mr. Lewis Denney died on last Thursday in the 85th year of his age. Uncle Lewis did not profess as loud as some, but he was a good neighbor, an honest man. One by one the old land marks disappear.

Gallipolis Journal
Sep 6, 1883
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Denney, Mahala

Mrs. S. S. Denney
     Mrs. S. S. Denney died Feb. 17, 1920, at her home at Bidwell aged 65 years. She leaves besides her husband, Rev. S. S. Denney, six children, Era Denney, Mrs. Zoe Glassburn, Mrs. Dorsey Anderson of Washington, Pa., Earl Denney and Mrs. Laura Dunn of Cameron, W. Va., and Mrs. Sam Farney of Columbus. She also leaves nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, and passed away with the blessed assurance that all was well.
     The funeral will be Thursday, burial in the family cemetery.

[Note: Tombstone in Denney Cemetery, Springfield Twp gives first name as Mahala and birth date as 1855]

Gallipolis paper
Feb. 17, 1920
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Denney, Marvin O.

     Marvin O. Denney, 67, a resident of Morgan Township, Route 1, Vinton, died at Holzer Medical Center Friday night. He was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Morgan Township to the late Honel and Pearl Barrett Denney. He married Maxine Shenefield on March 27, 1941. She survives with two sons and one daughter, Ronald L, Abilene, TX; Randall L., Bidwell and Mrs. Mike (Linda) Sibley, Gallipolis.
     Also surviving are six grandchildren and three sisters, Vivian Coy, Mrs. Giles (Beatrice Smith and Mrs. Herman (Beulah) Grate, all of Rutland. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
     Denney was a retired employee of Saups Roofing Co., Zanesville and veteran of World War II for which he served in the United States Army. He was a member of VFW Post 4464, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will take place in Salem Center Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: Died Feb. 11, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 14, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Denney, Mary

     At her residence near Porter, Gallia County, Ohio. Mrs. Mary Denney aged 80 years and 19 days. Her maiden name was Coughenour, and she was born in Cheshire in 1811. She was united in marriage with Azariah Denney in 1835, who departed this life, December 23, 1880. The deceased leaves many friends and children to mourn their loss, but he doeth all things well. She suffered a long and severe illness which was borne without a murmur, as with Christian fortitude she had the trials of life. Beloved by all who knew her, she will cheer us no more with her presence here, but with loved more with her presence here, but with loved ones gone before, is silently beckoning us over the dark valley to the land of light, where sorrows are unknown and peace ever dwells.

[Note: On her husband's tombstone his date of death is 12/23/1881.]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 27, 1892
Transcribed by J. Farley

Denney, Mary E. [Walters]

Mrs. Denny, 87, Of Vinton Dies
     Mrs. Mary E. Denny, 87, a resident of Vinton, who had spent most of her life in Morgan twp., died in Holzer hospital at 6 a.m. today, after being a patient there for the past three days. She fell about a month ago and fractured her hip and had been in a decline since that time.
     Mrs. Denny was born in Morgan twp., on Oct. 14, 1870, the daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Rupe Walters. Her first marriage was to Lusher Chamberlin, who preceded her in death. Two sons and a daughter survive that union, Roy Chamberlin of Rt. 1 Vinton, Charles Chamberlin of Columbus and Mrs. Garnet Hughes of Marion.
     Her second marriage was to Wesley Denny, who also preceded her in death. One daughter was born to that union, Mrs. Erdis Roush of Rt. 1 Vinton. Other survivors are two stepsons and a stepdaughter, Honel Denny of Rutland, Everette Denny of Jackson and Mrs. Pluma Quickle of Detroit, Mich.
     Mrs. Denny was a member of the Morgan Center Christian church, and during her residence in Vinton, attended the Methodist church. The McCoy Funeral Home has charge of arrangements which are incomplete and will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 5, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, Mary Madeline

Death of Mrs. Denney
     Mrs. Mary Madeline Denney, widow of the late Zachariah Denney, who preceded her to the grave 18 years ago, died at 6:30 p.m. August 28, 1902, in her 80th year. She had lived at her late home at the corner of Fourth and Locust for 60 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church from childhood and was a fine, clever old lady in every respect.
     She was married to Mr. Denney May 1st, 1837, and became the devoted and affectionate mother of 12 children, eight of whom survive her, as follows: Mrs. Mary L. Curry; Mrs. Sarah A. Dealey, of Lafayette, Ind.; Mr. Geo. W. Denney, Miss Elizabeth H. Denney; Mrs. Sarah J. McConnell; Miss Winnie B. Denney; Mr. Z. A. Denney of Cincinnati, and Miss Madalene Denney.
     Her death was caused by apoplexy or paralysis. Her funeral services will be conducted by Elder John R. Tibbles at her late residence Friday at 2 p.m., her burial following at the Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 1902

New Notes:
     The funeral services of Mrs. Denney yesterday afternoon were largely attended. The pall bearers for the occasion were as follows: Messrs. George House, Geo. W. Heaton, A. F. Moore, I. F. Chapman, John G. Damron and John C. Maguet.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 30, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, Nancy Margaret [Eblin]

Former Resident Dead
     Nancy Margaret Denney, 75, died Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stine Yoder in Bolton. Deceased leaves three children, Mrs. Yoder with whom she lived; Mrs. Johnson, and J. A. Denney, both of Warren. Two brothers and two sisters, 18 grand children and two great grandchildren also are living.
     Private funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m., from the Yoder home. Rev. Boyle of Cleveland, former pastor of the Limaville Methodist church, will officiate.—Alliance Review.
     Mrs. Denney was long a resident of Gallia County and has a wide circle of acquaintances here.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was born April 20, 1849, in Morgan Center, Ohio, to Harvey Eblin and Hannah McFarland, died on March 31, 1925, and was married to George Robert Denney.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 16, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Denney, Reuben Randolph

Rev. R. R. Denney Dies At 8:30 At Old Denney Home
     Rev. Reuben Randolph Denney, retired missionary Baptist minister, died at 8:30 this morning, at his farm home a mile south of Bidwell and on Route 2. He was born there nearly 80 years ago and that had always been his home. Death resulted from a heart ailment and it was known that he was in a serious condition.
Not until one or more grandchildren in the armed services are heard from will the funeral arrangements be completed. But the funeral will be held at the Springfield Baptist (Brick) church near the old Denney homestead. Rev Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will be made by Coleman and Son.
     Mr. Denney was born Aug. 3, 1865, and he is the last survivor of the five children of Obadiah and Martha Randolph Denney. Obadiah was born in this county in 1821, and died in 1905. Hs father, William Denney, a North Carolinian, came to this county in 1806. William’s wife was a daughter of William Wall, who lived to be 115, and of Sallie Wall, who lived to be 110. The Randolphs were natives of New Jersey.
     Reuben R. married Vesta Niday, who preceded him in death by many years. They are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Ellis and Mrs. Enid Parsons, both at the parental home, and these five grandchildren: John R., Lee E., and Wayne D. Ellis, all in their country’s armed service; Martha Parsons, Columbus, and Reuben Parsons, at home. E. E. Denney and Mrs. Judson Glassburn were nephews and niece of the decedent.

[Note: The name is spelled Ruben on his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 1, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, Rhoda [Sigler]

Mrs. Denney, A Gold Star Mother, Dies
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 Wednesday At Garfield Avenue Bethel Church
     Mrs. Rhoda Sigler Denney, aged 77, a Gold Star mother, died Monday afternoon at her home on the side street running from Garfield ave. to the Acme Boiler Works. She had long had heart trouble and pneumonia developed about two weeks ago.
     She was the widow of George W. Denney, who died eight years ago and since then she had lived alone, but her daughter and only living child, Mrs. Fred Theviner, lived next door. A son, Clarence, was killed in action in France in the World War, having been beheaded by a cannon ball or shell, it was understood here. His body was brought back after the war for burial. Mrs. Denney is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lulu Ellis of San Jose, Calif.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at Bethel church on Garfield ave., with Rev. George Anderson in charge. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 16, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, S. S., Rev

Beloved Baptist Minister, Passed Away at Holzer Hospital Tuesday Morning
     Rev. Samuel S. Denney, one of the best known ministers of Gallia County, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 31, 1922, at the Holzer hospital where he had been for about a week. Rev. Denney had been suffering from hardening of the arteries and this brought about complications which caused his death.
     Rev. Denney was a son of the late Obediah Denney of Springfield township, and where he resided until a few years ago. Since the death of his wife Rev. Denney has been making his home with a daughter at Washington, Pa.
     He had been active in the Baptist ministry for 52 years, preaching his first sermon at Gallia, and his last one there a little more than a week ago. He was widely known as an earnest Christian preacher and highly respected by all.
     Rev. Denney is survived by six children, Erie of Vinton, R.D., Mrs. Dorsey Anderson of Washington, PA, Mrs Judson Glassburn, of Bidwell, Mrs. Sam Farney of Columbus, Mr. Earl O. Denney, of Cameron, W. Va., and Mrs. Tracy Dunn of Moundsville, W. VA. A brother, Rev. R. R. Denney, and a sister, Mrs. Melvin Glassburn, both of Bidwell, survive him.
     For many years a member of Vinton Lodge, F. & A.M., Rev. Denney was proud of his connection there. He had friends all over this and the surrounding counties, all of whom will be pained to learn of his death.
     The funeral of Rev. Denney will be conducted at the Brick Church south of Bidwell on Thursday at one o'clock. The Masonic Lodge at Vinton will give its burial service.

Gallipolis Paper
Oct. 31, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Denney, Samuel

Area Deaths
     GALLIPOLIS - Samuel W. Denney, 82, Rt. 2 Bidwell, former Springfield township trustee and farmer, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at the home of a son, John Denney of Bidwell. Born June 26, 1885, in Rio Grande, he was the son of the late Obidiah and Doris Stevens Denney. In 1907, he married the former Mary Williams. She preceded him in death in 1962.
     Other survivors include a son, Thomas Denney, Rt. 2 Bidwell; five daughters, Mrs. Ted (Marie) McCulty, Mrs. Margaret Edwards, and Mrs. Gilmer Knotts, Bidwell; Mrs. Bernard (Maybelle) Kurlich, Stowe, Ohio; and Mrs. Charles (Alice) Myers, Cuyahoga Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Emmett Tope, Riverview, Fla., and Mrs. James Walters, Bidwell. Two sons, Paul and Wendell Denney, also preceded him in death. Other survivors are 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Denney attended Rio Grande College and was a member of the Harrisburg Grange.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Baptist Church by the Rev. Marion T. Williams and the Rev. T. J. Butcher. Burial will be in the Denney Cemetery.

[Note: From tombstone: 6/26/1885 - 12/15/1967]

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

Denney, Sarah

     Died, in Springfield township, on Tuesday morning, 20th inst., Sarah, wife of the late William Denney, in the 82nd year of her age. Mrs. D. emigrated [sic] to Gallia county from Surrey county, North Carolina, in the year 1806, and was the mother of seven children, all of whom are now living.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 29, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Denney, Sarah Rebecca

     Died on the 15th inst., Sarah Rebecca, youngest daughter of Zachariah and Mary Denny, aged about 11 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 22, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Denney, Vesta [Niday]

Mrs. Vesta Niday Denney Dies at 9 This Morning
Funeral 2 Sunday At Church Near Denney Home
     Mrs. Vesta L. Denney, wife of Rev. R.R. Denney, died at 9 o'clock this morning at their home near Bidwell. For a good while she had been in declining health, which culminated in a stroke a week ago.
     Mrs. Denney was nearing her 73rd birthday, having been born Nov. 13, 1869, at Mercerville. She was a daughter of the late Hugh C. and Eleanor Porter Niday and a sister of the late Ben and Joe Niday of Mercerville.
     Her marriage to Rev. Mr. Denney was an event of Sept. 25, 1895. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Glide Ellis and Mrs. Enid Parsons, both at home. There are five grandchildren, two of whom are in the armed service--John Ellis, Navy, Norfolk VA and Lee Ellis overseas and one sister, Mrs. J.H. Rodgers of Houston, TX.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springfield Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens of Northup and Rev. Charles Lusher of Chillicothe in charge. Interment in Denney Cemetery by Coleman and Son.

[Note: from stone...died 1942. Death Certificate shows born Nov. 13, 1869; died Oct. 22, 1942; 72 years, 11 months and 9 days. Husband Ruben R. Denney.]

Gallipolis Paper
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Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Denney, Wendell

Gallia County Native Dies in St. Louis, Mo.
     Wendell Denney, 51, a native of Gallia county, and a resident of 1040 Seaton Dr., St. Louis, Mo., died there at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
     He was the son of Sam Denney of Bidwell, and the late Mary Williams Denney, who died about a year ago. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Deitrick, and two sons, Wendell Jr., a junior at McBride College in St. Louis, and John Robert, a senior in high school. Mr. Denney served in World Was II, for five years was a bus driver for the city of St. Louis. He was a graduate of Rio Grande High school.
     Others survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Ted (Marie) McCulty, and Mrs. Margaret Edwards both of Bidwell, Mrs. Gilmer (Kathryn) Knotts of Kerr, Mrs. Bernard (Mabel) Kurlich of Stowe and Mrs. Charles (Jennie) Myers of Cuyahoga Falls, and two brothers, Thomas and John of Bidwell. A brother, Paul, died Sept. 7.
     Services will be held in St. Louis at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mrs. Margaret Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. John Denney will attend the last rites.

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

Denney, William

Death from Pneumonia
     William Denney, who was employed as pressman in the Bulletin office, was taken sick Monday, and went to the home of his father, Mr. Galloway, who is a tenant on Capt. John Nevius' farm near Chambersburg, where he died Friday afternoon, February 28, of pneumonia. Mr. Denney was a resident of Gallipolis and was about thirty years of age. His remains were brought up from Chambersburg Saturday for interment there.

Gallipolis Journal
March 2, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Denney, William Howard “Billy”

Youth Succumbs To Diving Injury
Billy Denney Of Wilkesville Died Here Today
Billy Denney, 17, who had lain motionless in the Holzer Hospital since the evening of June 20, died at 1:55 this morning.
     As the result of a dive into a swimming hole in Raccoon Creek, not far from his Wilkesville home. Denney struck the creek bottom or some object thereon with such force as to fracture his sixth vertebra. Pressure on the spinal cord wiped out his motor power. So bad was the fracture that little or no hope was entertained for his recovery or for any noteworthy improvement of his helpless condition. Billy was saved from drowning by quick action on the part of his swimming companions.
     He was a son of Mrs. Edith Denney of Grove City and made his home with his uncle, Burr Denney, at Wilkesville.

[Note: 7/9/1925 - 7/16/1943, 18 yrs. 7 das. He was the son of Howard Davis Denney and Edith May Devault Denney. He is buried in Wilkesville Cemetery, Wilkesville, Ohio. His cemetery stone has date of death as July 19, 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 16, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Denney, Wyman E.

Wyman E. Denney, 48, of Rt. 2, Bidwell, died at 4 p.m. Saturday
     Born June 28, 1932, at Rt. 2, Bidwell, son of Mary Moore Denney Flowers, who survives and the late Paul S. Denney, he was a 1951 graduate of Rio Grande High School, a Korean War Veteran, a member of the Elks Lodge 107 of Gallipolis and a G and J Auto Parts employee.
     He married Jane Ann Tyler, who survives, on May 28, 1960 in Vinton. Also surviving are a stepfather, Elmore Flowers of Rt.2, Bidwell; a stepmother, Margaret Denney of Gallipolis; three brothers, Paul of Bidwell, Harold of Columbus and Donald of Rt 2, Bidwell; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Ruth Ann) Shupe Sr of Rt. 2, Bidwell and Mrs. Billie (Mildred) George of Rt 1, Bidwell; two half-brothers, John Robert Denney of Rt. 2, Bidwell and Jimmy Denney of Letart and a half-sister, Mrs. Polly McCoy of Rt 1, Ewington. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles W. Moses officiating. Burial will be in Denny Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
     Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4464. An Elks service will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Fund.

[Note: died Jan. 17, 1981; buried Jan. 20, 1981]

Gallipolis Paper
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Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Dennis, Charles

    DENNIS - In Gallipolis, Ohio, on the morning of the 21 inst., of Consumption, Charles Dennis, in the 17th year of his age.

Gallipolis Journal
April 28, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Dennison, Nancy

     Mrs. Nancy Dennison, 95, wife of Perry Dennison, a resident of Rt. 1, Crown City died Monday evening enroute to Holzer hospital. Her death followed an extended illness. She is survived by the following daughters and sons, Mrs. Mardaj Stevenson of Midkiff, W. Va., Mrs. Gracie Robinson of North Springs, W. Va., Howard Thomas of Bruno, W., Va., Mrs. Blance Lehmon of Beckley, W. Va., Mrs Edna Ellis of Hunt, W V., Ernie Thomas of Simon, W. Va., Ezra Rasket of Mingo County, W. Va., and Mrs Jeff Holley of Crown City. A step-doughter and a step-son are Stanley Dennison, at home, and Mrs. Clemie Haskins of Scottown. Services were held Thursday afternoon at Good Hope Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the F L. Stevers Funeral hoem [sic].

Gallia Times
November 7, 1964
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski

Denny, Alice

     Mrs.Alice Denny, 65 years of age and a life-long resident of this city, passed away at her home, 10 Sycamore street Thursday. She is survived by two daughters, Florence Burnett of this city and Grace Long of Marion, O. Funeral services will be held from the home Sunday at 1 p.m. with burial following at Mercerville by Albert E. Tope.

[Note: 1860-December 31, 1925.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1, 1926
Transcribed by Alexia Burnett

Denny, Eliza

     DROWNED - A young girl named Eliza Denny, daughter of Mr. John Denny, of Springfield township, was drowned Monday evening. She was on her way home from school, and in crossing Chickamoga [sic] creek, on a foot log, lost her balance, fell into the creek and was drowned.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 14, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Denny, Felicita [LeClerc]

     Mrs. Felicita Denny passed away in peaceful and quiet slumber on Nov. 12, 1889, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Glassburn, in Springfield township, Gallia Co., O. Apparently her last illness was attended to with little suffering; she had been gradually failing both in body and mind for the past six months. She has passed her 86th year, having been born August 14th, 1803. Her maiden name was Felicita LeClerc, and in her death we find the closing of the last chapter of that memorable French family of Gallipolis. She was married to Lewis Denny, May 23, 1821, by whom she was the mother of twelve children, of which eight are yet living, six being present at her funeral. She has living 24 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She had been a member of the United Brethren Church for about 30 years, and will long be remembered by her nieghbors and acquaintances as kind and generous and charitable, always willing to assist in any way the needy and distressed. Her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband whom she survived about six years.
     "Blessed are they that die in the Lord, they have ceased from their labors and and their works do follow them."

[Note: Buried in Fairview (Long) cemetery, Springfield Twp; name given as "Felicite Denney" on stone. aged 86y, 2 m, 28 d.]

Gallipolis Journal
Dec 4, 1889
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Denny, Thomas O.

    Thomas O. Denny, 79, 3863 Kerr Road, Bidwell, died Sunday, July 6, 1997 in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1917 in Springfield Township, Gallia County, son of the late Samuel and Mary Jones Denny, he taught in the Barnesville, Coalton and Mason County (W.Va.) schools, and he retired from the Gallia County Local Schools in 1978.
     He was instrumental in the Educational Television Program at the Gallipolis Developmental Center. A World War II veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force, he was a graduate of the Rio Grande High School, Rio Grande College and the Ohio State University. He was a Master Mason of Centerville Lodge No. 371, Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio.
     Surviving are his wife, Nina G. O’Dell Denny, whom he married April 29, 1969 in Gallipolis; a sister, Alice Myers of Akron; a brother John E. Denny of Bidwell; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Saunders of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Mary Furst of Gallipolis; three brothers-in-law, Ben O’Dell and Jack O’Dell, both of Springfield and Robert O’Dell of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Kathryn Knotts, Mabel Kilich and Margaret Edwards; and two brothers, Paul Denny and Wendell Denny.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Centenary Cemetery in Green Township. Friends may call at the chapel from 6:30-9 tonight. Masonic services will be conducted in the chapel at 7:30 tonight by the Centerville Lodge 371, F & AM.

[Note: Also listed in cemetery records as Thomas O Denney]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 8, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Derry, Mary Curtis

Mrs. Mary C. Derry Dies From Stroke
Member of Pioneer Gallipolis Fatally Succumbs Tuesday At Age of 93
     Mrs. Mary Curtis Derry, 93, member of a pioneer Gallipolis family, died Tuesday noon at the home of her daughter Mrs. George J. Wetherholt on Fourth avenue. Mrs. Derry was born November 13, 1835 in Gallipolis, the daughter of Benajah and Mary Anne Barlow Curtis.  Her father Benajah Curtis, was the sixth postmaster of Gallipolis and her mother was a descendant of Joel Barlow, Revolutionary soldier and Minister to France under President Washington.
     She was married October 3, 1863 to George L. Derry and for 35 years after her marriage she lived at Wilkesville.  They had five children, two of whom, Hilla and Mark Derry, preceded her in death.  Survivng are two daughters, Mrs. George J. Wetherholt of this city, and Mrs. Fannie Mutchier of Columbus, and one son, Frank Derry of Columbus.  A sister Mrs. Fannie Conine, lives at Los Angeles, California.
Her husband, George L. Derry preceded her in death August 26, 1899.
     Mrs. Derry had been in good health to the day of her death.  She had been up and around the house Tuesday morning, but suffered a storke of paralysis at noon and death came very suddenly. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and was a charter member of French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1;30 o'clock from the home of George J. Wetherholt by Rev. Wood Duff of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Wilkesville cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 5, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Detelante, Alexander

     Mr. Alexander Detelante died at his home on Pine Street, this city, on Friday morning of last week after an illness of several days with paralysis. At the time of his death he was in the 84th year of his age, and had been a resident of this city for 45 years. Mr. Detelante was born in Paris, and came here when quite a young man. A widow survives him and mourns her loss. He was a most worhty citizen, with a wide circle of friends, and his death is much regretted.
     The funeral services were conducted at the house on Sunday afternoon, by Rev. John W. McCormick, the burial being by Hayward and Son at the old Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 28, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Detelante, Mariah Louise

Across The Dark River
Mrs. Mariah Detelante Dies at Columbus at a Ripe Old Age
Mrs. Capt. Edward Maddy received a dispatch Friday morning bearing the announcement of the death of Mrs. Detelante, which has been daily expected for the past week. She died at 3 o’clock Friday morning, July 2, at the home of Mrs. Basil Beall, at Columbus.
     She leaves, besides a multitude of friends, four adopted children to mourn her demise and cherish her memory. Everything was done that skillful and loving hands could do for her, but the time had come when she must bid adieu to all earthly cares. Her whole nature was to do good. Her home was a shelter for the distressed and she scattered deeds of kindness and charity.
     Mrs. Detelante visited here a month ago and the journey proved irreparably against her health. Upon her return to Columbus she began to fail, but bravely withstood the approaching crisis that would release her from anguish. She has been in a comatose condition for a week and at the hour above mentioned surrounded by her loved ones who administered to her every want, she died. It was the ending of a spotless life, whose spirit ascended to God, who gave it.
     Mrs. Mariah Louise Detelante was the oldest daughter of two of our early settlers, who years ago preceded her. She was born in this city Nov. 17, 1817, hence she was in her 80th year at the time of her death. She was married to the late Alex Detelante in March, 1839, but no children blessed their union. However, they adopted Mrs. George Clendenin, Mrs. Capt. Ed Maddy, Mrs. Capt. G. W. Ball and Mrs. Basil Beall, as their children, and they were reared and educated under their vigilance.
     Until three years ago, Mrs. Detelante made her home in this city with Mrs. Maddy. She then went to Columbus and has been living with Mrs. Beall. She professed religion thirty years ago when she united with the M. E. church and under their burial service her remains will be laid to rest.
     Her remains were brought here Saturday noon, accompanied by Mrs. Clendenin and Mrs. Ball. They were met by Hayward & Son and conveyed to the home of Mrs. Maddy on Third street, just below State, from which place the funeral occurred Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. W. McCormick, in accordance with her wish, officiated and interment was at Pine street cemetery beside her late husband, who preceded her three years ago.
     Quite a number of the friends of the late Mrs. Mariah Detelante paid their last respects by their attendance at her funeral Sunday afternoon. Rev. McCormick’s remarks were full of feeling and his allusion to the deceased impressive. The floral tributes were profuse and handsome in design and were carried by Messrs. J. M. Smith, C. H. D. Summers, P. McMullen and C. M. Adams.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, July 6, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

DeVault, William Madison

W. M. DeVault, 42, Dies Near Porter
     William Madison DeVault, aged 42, died at 1:30 Thursday afternoon on what is known as the Joe Clark farm beyond Porter and near Clarks Chapel in Morgan tp. He had been ill quite a while. DeVault rented the farm of Guy Clark, the owner, last spring. For two years before that he and family had lived on the Arthur Gilman lands.
     Decedent was a son of John and Anna Clonch DeVault of West Virginia. He had been married 24 years and is survived by his wife and these children: Mrs. Irene Kaywood, Plymouth, W. Va.; Woodrow, Jerusha, William and Floyd, all at home; his mother and brother, Pearl, and sister, Jerusha, all of Gallipolis.
     Rev. Catey Holcomb will conduct the funeral at the home at 2 o’clock Saturday. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: 11/29/1893 – 10/29/1936]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 30, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

DeVault, Woodrow W.

     Woodrow W. DeVault, 70, of 2173 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a retired employee of French Colony Industries, and attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Gallipolis.
     Born Nov. 3, 1918 in Plymouth, W. Va., he was a son of the late William N. and Della P. Craigo DeVault.
He is survived by his wife Helma Hill DeVault; three daughters, Lana Clark, Mrs. James (Carolyn) Rose, and Mrs. Roger (Joann) White, all of Gallipolis; a son, David DeVault of Gallipolis; a step-son, John Saffles of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John (Laura) Hager of Bidwell, and Mrs. Ralph (Anna) Kerwood of Gallipolis; and two brothers, William Glenn DeVault of Gallipolis and James Madison DeVault of Columbus.
     Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, the Rev. Leland Allman officiating. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Cremeens Funeral Chapel on Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 5, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Devol, Roxanna

     DEVOL - At the residence of S. A. Drummond, Esq., of Harrison township, Roxanna Devol, aged 79 years, 2 mos., and 21 days.  Deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over sixty years, and during that time was very consistent. During her last illness, she was very calm, trusting in God, and on March 7th, passed away to her reward.

[Note: Buried in Drummond Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday March 23, 1882
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

DeWitt, Cora Mae [Hanes]

     Cora Mae DeWitt, 94, Gallipolis, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1902 in Proctor, W. Va., daughter of the late T. S. and Hannan Myers Hanes, she was the co-owner of the Standard Oil Station and Grocery in Kanauga. She was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church.
     She was also preceded in death by two husbands, William Maddy and Charles N. DeWitt; a son, William “Red” Maddy; and by two brothers and a sister. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Rollins of Gallipolis, and Eleanor Pennington of Charleston, W. Va.; and a grandson, two step-granddaughters, a great-grandson and five step-great grandchildren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. O. G. Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 30, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

DeWitt, Daniel W.

     Daniel W. DeWitt, a well-known middle-aged farmer, shot and killed himself with a double-barreled shotgun at about 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon at his home in Green township. The big charge of shot tore a hole in his body in the region of the heart, according to Dr. L. C. Bean, who was summoned to the scene. Failing health is mentioned as the probably reason for the suicide. Mr. DeWitt, it is said, had been ailing for two or three months.
     The DeWitt home is just beyond the Fairfield neighborhood in Green township, and was formerly owned by Ed Campbell. Harry Morgan is the nearest neighbor.
     Mr. DeWitt's age was estimated at from 47 to 60 by close friends of the family whom a Tribune reporter interviewed. His wife, was Rosa Beck, a daughter of William Beck and he is survived also by one son, Dan, and a daughter, Sarah who is married and teaches.
     It is believed that Mr. DeWitt was quite well-to-do, at any rate not in any financial difficulties. He was highly esteemed and respected and last fall was elected a trustee of his township.

De Witt Funeral Thursday
     Funeral services for D. W. DeWitt, 59, whose death Tuesday followed self inflicted gun shot wounds, will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Centenary church by Rev. Fred Rice. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

[Note: Tombstone lists Born 1872- Died 1932]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Dewitt, Elizabeth Frances [Unroe]

Death of Mrs. Dewitt

     Mrs. Elizabeth Frances Dewitt, who died Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 1916, had been in poor health for quite a while and confined to her bed the past month. She was 69 years old and the daughter of Adam and Margaret Unroe. She was united in marriage with John Dewitt in 1871 and to this union were born ten children, seven of whom survive: Wesley, Nancy, Bert, Isaac, Riley, Lester and Clara, all of this county. She is also survived by her husband, five brothers and one sister.
     She united with the Baptist Church when quite young and remained a faithful member until the end. She was highly respected and liked by everyone and her death will be regretted.
     The funeral services were held at Mercerville Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 by Rev. Ed. Sheets, burial following at Mercerville Cemetery by Undertaker Myers.

Precious Mother thou hast left us,
Left us, yes, forevermore;
But we hope to meet our loved one,
On that bright and happy shore.
Lonely the house and sadly the hours,
Since our dear Mother has gone.
But oh a brighter home than ours,
In Heaven is now her own.

[Note: born Oct. 7, 1847; died Nov. 18, 1916; 69 years 21 month and 11 days of age.]

Gallia Times
Nov. 29, 1916
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

DeWitt, Fannie [White]

Mrs. Gus DeWitt Dies Monday Noon
     Mrs. Fannie DeWitt, 75, died rather suddenly Monday noon at her home near Dickey in Harrison tp. She had been ill only a few days and her condition had not seemed serious. Her only daughter, Stella, lived with her. Mrs. DeWitt’s husband, Gus DeWitt, died several years ago. There survive, besides the daughter, one brother, Thomas White, of Columbus. The late Mrs. Monroe Drummond and Mrs. Avarilla Puckett were sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Frye at Mt. Zion Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial there by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: 5/10/1860 - 11/27/1939 79 yrs. 6 mos. 17 das. Husband was August DeWitt per death cert. D/o Levi & Catherine Hunt White].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 28, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dewitt, Fred

Fred Dewitt, 53, Instantly Killed In Hamilton, O.
Funeral is Held At Mercerville This Afternoon
     It was learned here today that Fred Dewitt, 53, was instantly killed Sunday night when struck by a car as he was crossing a street in a rain at Hamilton, Ohio. He had moved to Hamilton from Gallipolis two years ago and had been employed in the Ft. Hamilton Hospital.
     The body arrived here Tuesday and funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Mercerville Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial there by G. J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     Mr. Dewitt's wife, Wealtha Fillinger Dewitt died nine years ago. They are survived by four daughters and a son, Mrs. Joe Gibbon, Mrs. Clark Gibbon, Mrs. Frank Isaacs, Ruth and Freddie Dewitt all of Hamilton.
     At one time Mr. Dewitt was employed by the city of Gallipolis. Later he worked for T. E. Daniels in the Rocky Fork mines and was badly hurt there. He then lived on the lower river road near the home of Ed Plymale. He was a native of Green Twp.

[Note: 1892-1945 from tombstone]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Dewitt, Jennie Frances

Mrs. Dewitt, 57, Of Eureka, Dies In Feustal Home
Funeral Is Set For 2 Saturday At Eureka Church
     Mrs. Jennie Frances Dewitt of Eureka died this morning at 3:30 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Howard (Helena) Feustal on First Avenue. Mrs. Dewitt had been ailing most of the summer with a heart condition and was brought to the Feustal home on Aug. 27th.
     Mrs. Dewitt was the daughter of the late Noah S. and Elizabeth Gothard Clark and was born in Ohio Township July 9, 1889, so was only a little over 57 years old. She was the widow of Ezra Dewitt to whom she was married March 30, 1918. Two sons, Noah of Gallipolis and Vance of Eureka, together with the daughter, already mentioned, survive. She also leaves two brothers Lawrence D. Clark of Columbus, Noah (Bill) Clark, who lives at the old home place below Bladen, and a sister Mrs. Homer Small of Bladen; two grandchildren, Richard Dewitt, who lived with her, and Jennie Lou Feustal.
      She was a member of Eureka Methodist Church, and was active in the W. S. C. S. and a regular attendant at church services. She was devoted to her family and a good neighbor.
For years Mrs. Dewitt had capably served The Tribune and numerous readers as news correspondent at Eureka.
     Claude Miller is in charge of arrangements and tomorrow at 10 a. m. will return the body to her late home at Eureka where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Eureka Methodist Church. Rev. Radford, former pastor now of Piketon, will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ohio Township.

Gallipolis Tribune
11 Sep 1946
Transcribed by Lew Casey

DeWitt, John Wesley

Former Northup Resident Dies
     John Wesley DeWitt, 86, a former resident of Northup died at 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert White of 404 Garden Heights, Columbus. He was a retired farmer, and had left his county to go to Columbus in October. He had been in failing health for two years.
     Mr. DeWitt was born in Lincoln county, W. Va., on April 13, 1873, and was one of ten children. He is survived by two brothers, Bert DeWitt of Columbus and Lester DeWitt of Rt. 2, Gallipolis. He was married to the former Anna Mahan on June 13, 1896 and she preceded him in death four years ago. Five children survive that union, Mrs. Jessie Clagg and Mrs. Cordie (Edith) Smith, both of Northup, Clarence DeWitt of Rt. 2, Gallipolis Mrs. Gilbert (Rosie) White and Mrs. Harold (Effie) Hamilton, both of Columbus. There are fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
     Mr. DeWitt was a member of Mina Chapel Baptist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate and burial will be in Centenary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 11, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

DeWitt, Lora Oskey [Clark]

Mrs. DeWitt Services Are Slated Friday
     Mrs. Lori Oskey DeWitt, 77, a resident of 756 Second Ave., died in Holzer Hospital at 5 p.m. Wednesday. She had been hospitalized for 17 days. Mrs. DeWitt was a practical nurse. Mrs. DeWitt was born at Crab Creek, Mason County, W. Va., Jan 1, 1888, daughter of the late Harry and Rose Denney Clark. She is survived by one brother, Lew Clark of Gallipolis.
     Her marriage to Harry Oskey took place in 1907, and he preceded her in death March 26, 1936. Her second marriage was to Bert DeWitt in 1945, and he survives, and lives with a daughter in Pennsylvania. Mrs. DeWitt had lived in Gallipolis since childhood.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Joseph Chapman will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 23, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

DeWitt, Mary Minerva

Widow Lady Finds a Watery Grave in Raccoon Creek
     Mrs. Mary Minerva DeWitt, aged 42, committed suicide by drowning near her home in Green township, Friday morning. Dr. C.G. Parker, coroner, was summoned and held an inquest over the remains, eliciting the following facts.

     S.F. Carter found the body in Raccoon below the mouth of Clay Lick and drew it to shore with a board in the end of which was a nail. He then waited till A.L. Gilbert came up and they waited for John Rader and Ben Phillips and when they came, carried the body to the top of the bank and waited for a sled, that two boys had gone after and then took the remains home. She was perfectly dead when found. Mrs. M.F. Buckle living in the neighborhood, met Mrs. DeWitt frequently, and said she lived apparently happy with her step children and had never had heard her threaten to kill herself.
     Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Buckle, and Mrs. Singler assisted in dressing and laying her out. Her little girls, Rhoda and Dora had seen her with a revolver some time before which she would put away when she saw that they saw her. John DeWitt said he was her step son that his father died over a year ago and that her relations since with the famnily had been pleasant. She had sent him on an errand that morning, and when he returned she sat at her sewing awhile and then went out on the porch and to the barn and he saw her no more until they brought her home on the sled, dead.
     After she left the house he went to the barn, curried the horses and came back, and not finding her, went to Mr. W.T. Buckle in search of her. Not finding her he returned home and began to look about for her and tracked her in the snow to the creek where her skirt was seen floating in the water. He then sent for Mr. Carter. There was no doubt but from the conversation she had with Mr. DeWitt but that her suicide was intentional, she being in a despondent state of mind at the time.
     The funeral services will be held Sunday at 11a.m. the burial following at Northup graveyard by Undertaker W(?)

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 14, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

DeWitt, Noah Nelson

     Noah Nelson DeWitt, 60, a resident of 1598 Lakewood Drive, Gallipolis, died in Veterans ospital, Huntington, early this morning. He was admitted there Saturday. He was born at Eureka on April 19, 1915, son of the late Ezra and Jennie Clark DeWitt.
     Mr. DeWitt graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1931. He served in the U .S. Army in the South Pacific five years during World War II. He was a member of the 32nd Medical Division. He was a timekeeper for the Ohio State Highway Department for 25 years. He was  member of the Morning Dawn Lodge, F & AM. the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4464.
     He married Myrtle Clark on June 20, 1941. She preceded him in death in 1970. One sister survives, Mrs. Helena Feustel, Crown City; Noah T. Clark, Bladen, an uncle, also survives. Seven nieces and nephews survive.
     Two step-daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Clark Williams, Gallipolis and Mrs. James Engle, Columbus, survive, along with a step-son, Curtis Clark, Ridge Crest, Calif. One brother, Vance, preceded him in death.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller's Home for Funerals.

Unknown publication
b. 4-17-1913 d. 1-8-1974
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                  Top of Page

DeWitt, Rose M. [Beck]

Rose M. Dewitt Dies Last Night In Her Sleep
Daughter’s Arrival Awaited Before Arranging Funeral
     Mrs. Rose M. Dewitt, age 72, died some time last night in her sleep of a heart ailment. It was not until her daughter-in-law went to her room this morning that it was known that she had succumbed. She had been having attention at times from her physician but her condition had not been alarming and her sudden passing came as a shock to her family and friends.
     Mrs. Dewitt was the daughter of William and Sarah Jane Denney Beck and most of her life was spent in the Fairfield community where she died. Her husband, Daniel Webster Dewitt, preceded her in death twelve years ago and they are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Raymond of Ashland, O., and a son, Daniel Webster Dewitt, with whom the mother had lived at the farm home after the father’s death. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Jane Coulson, and these brothers, Ed, John, Oscar and Reuben Beck, all of who live in or near Gallipolis. Two grandchildren also survive, the children of her daughter.
     She was a member of the Fairfield Methodist Church and highly esteemed by all who knew her. Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of Butler-McCoy, will not be completed until the arrival of the daughter. The body will be at the home at Fairfield this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 9, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dewitt, Sarah

     Died - In Northup village, on the 20th of February, 1875, Sarah Dewitt, aged forty-nine years.

The Journal, Gallipolis, Ohio
June 3, 1875
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Dickens, Virgie [Rife]

Daughter of Hollis Rife, Mrs. Dickens, Passes in Marion
     Word came Thursday that Mrs. Arthur Dickens of Caledonia had died in a Marion hospital . She was formerly Virgie Rife, daughter of Hollis Rife.
     Earlier in the week a message was received by the father that she was seriously ill. He and his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Thaxton, went up at once.
     Mrs. Dickens was born and reared here and her many friends will be sorry to hear of her death. She was twice married. She is survived by her second husband and daughter, Mabel, aged nine, also by a son, Frank Hicks of Poplar Ridge, by another marriage.
     Funeral services will be held at Caledonia at 2 Sunday and several relatives from here will attend.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 17, 1937
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Dickerson, Arnold

     Chester Arnold Dickerson, 71, a resident of 6 White Avenue, Gallipolis, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center. Mr, Dickerson had been in failing health the past four months. He was owner and operator of the Garfield Ave. Barbeque Restaurant for more than 30 years.
     He was born April 15, 1909, in Kanauga, son of the late Richard C. and Ada Oliver Dickerson. Mr. Dickerson was twice married, first to Dorothy Webb in 1936. She preceded him in death in 1960. He married Ida Blevins on June 26, 1965, in Gallipolis. She survives, along with two sons, Michael A. Dickerson of Fairfax, VA and Thomas W. Dickerson of Roanoke, VA: three step-children: Mrs. Larry (Janet) North, Rt. 3, Gallipolis; James Blevins, Rodney and Ronald Blevins, Houston, TX. Six grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren survive.
     He spent most of his life in Gallia County, graduating from Gallia Academy High School in 1929.
Mr. Dickerson worked for Greenlines for several years as a quartermaster and was also a member of the Greenlines band. He was also active in area bands during the past few years. Mr. Dickerson was a life member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Rainey and Rev. William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Rosary services will be held 8:30 p.m. followed by a Gallipolis Elks service at 9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested for the American Cancer Society in care of Pat. Boyer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 26, 1981
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Dickerson, Elizabeth [Browner]

First Colored Child Born in Gallipolis Has Passed Over to the Great Beyond
     The above is a good and correct likeness of Mrs. Elizabeth Dickerson, the first colored female child born in the city of Gallipolis. She is well known to all of the more elderly people of this city, having lived in the families of more than a score of the best people here.
     She was a daughter of Isaac and Nancy Browner, well known colored people of character in their day.
Mrs. Dickerson always lived here until about nineteen years ago, when she went to Columbus to live with her daughter Mrs. Alice Liggins, with whom she was living when she died on June 9, 1903.
     Her remains accompanied by her two sons Thomas, photographer, of Cleveland, and Robert, barber of Columbus, were brought here on the Hocking Valley road last night. Her funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at 2 o’clock this afternoon, by Rev. Morton of the A. M. E. Church, Rev. I. V. Bryant being in Columbus, the burial following at Pine street Cemetery by Hayward & Son.
     She left one sister Mrs. Rachel Walden, of Pt. Pleasant, who is younger. Mrs. Dickerson only lacked two months of being 86 years old. She left the following children Mrs. John Emerson, of this city, Mrs. Alice Liggins, Mrs. Julia Jones and Robert of Columbus, and Thomas D. of Cleveland.
     She was a good woman and a fine looking old colored woman of the old school and had many friends. At the time of the Gallipolis Centennial her picture with quite an account of her history was published, but we have not got it by us to quote from. We had her picture however, which we are pleased to be able to reproduce.

[Note: Obituary has drawing of her.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 11, 1903
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Dickerson, Jiles

Dickerson Rites Slated Tuesday
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Second Baptist church in Columbus for Jiles Dickerson, who died Thursday at his home 1356 Long St., in Columbus.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Parrie Lee Bennett of Gallipolis, daughter of the late Mary and Jacob Bennett. Other survivors are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Zelpha Garrett, Mrs. Marion Saunders and Bennett Dickerson, all of Columbus.
     Mr. Dickerson was a member of St. Marks Masonic Lodge and of the L. D. Consistory. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 17, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Dickey, Alice

Mrs. Dickey Dies

     News was received just before noon by J. J. Blazer of Ohio tp, of the unexpected death of his cousin, Mrs. Alice Dickey, at her home at 2649 Guyan ave., Huntington. The message said funeral arrangements had not been made. Mrs. Dickey was born and reared at or near Eureka and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Slater.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Dickey, Elza

Elza Dickey Dies At Son’s Home, Cleveland
Funeral Services To Be Here Sunday Afternoon
     The death of Elza Dickey, well known Gallia county man, occurred Friday morning at the home of his son, A. O. Dickey, Lakewood, Cleveland, where he had been since last September. He had been in failing health for some time and was critically ill for several weeks. He was 75 years old. Mr. Dickey lived in this county all his life, his home for years being at Crown City. He was county recorder at one time.
     Two sons survive, Attorney Dickey, with whom he spent the last few months and A. D. Dickey of Logan, W. Va. The body will arrive here Saturday noon and will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bowen, Court St., corner of 4th Ave., from where the funeral will be conducted by Rev. A. H. Beardsley Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
     Burial will be in Mercerville Cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Mrs. Bowen, whose home will be opened to the funeral party, is a sister of Mrs. A. O. Dickey.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 13, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dickey, Elza

Elza E. Dickey Dead

     Mr. Hamilton Dickey left this morning for Chambersburg, Ohio, to attend the funeral of his brother, Elza E. Dickey, whose death occurred yesterday. Mr. Dickey was 76 years of age and was the father of Lee Dickey, of this county, who conducts an extensive sawmill and timber business.
  - Huntington Herald

[Note: Born 1852 Burial in Clay Chapel Cemetery in Clay Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Oct. 6, 1902
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Dickey, Elza E.

Death of Elza E. Dickey
     Mr. Elza E. Dickey died at his home at Chambersburg Sunday evening, October 5, 1902, after a long illness. He was an upright man and a good citizen and is survived by the following children: John L., Scottown; Edward, Newark; Curtis and Miss Minnie, at home. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mat R., Clay township; A. J., Green Co.; Geo. W. , Hamilton; John L., Mrs. J. S. Smith, Harrison tp.; Mrs. Nancy Smith, Mrs. J. C. Lewis and Mrs. S. L. Clark.
     He was a native of Gallia County and lived here all his life. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Clay Chapel by Rev. John Porter. Interment by Wetherholt. Peace to his ashes.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 10, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dickey, Emma Jane

Mrs. Lee Dickey, Huntington, Dies
Rites To Be Held There At 2 O'clock Sunday P.M.
     Mrs. Emma Jane Dickey, widow of Lee Dickey, died early Friday at her home, 1138 Third Ave., Huntington, after an extended illness. She was 75 years old and the daughter of Charles L. and Elvira Gilmore Waugh.
     Mr. Dickey, who died in 1930, had been in the lumber business in Cabell County. They are survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mae Dillion, Mrs. Genevieve Hively and Mrs. W.N. Corbin, all of Huntington; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dickey also leaves three sisters, Mrs. J.W. Stevers of Mercerville, Mrs. Carl Cail of Eaton, Ohio, and Mrs. C.A. (Bob) Caldwell of Bladen.
     The body will lie in state at the Steele Funeral Home until 2 p.m. Sunday when the funeral will be conducted by Dr. Andrew R. Bird Jr. Burial in Woodmere Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Dickey, Frank S.

Brother of Auditor Dies in Columbus
     Frank S. Dickey, 59, a native of Gallia County and a resident of 135 Eureka Ave., Columbus died Wednesday noon in Grant Hospital after a three year illness. He had been employed by the United refrigeration Co., prior to his illness.
     Mr. Dickey was born at Mercerville on Feb. 25, 1905, son of the late Leo and Effie Dickey. He is survived by his wife Alma, a daughter Louise and five grandchildren. A surviving brother is Morton Dickey, Gallia County auditor.
     He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Westgate Lodge of masons and Westgate Chapter Royal Arch Masons.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Noble-Allen Funeral home, 2456 West Broad St. Rev. W. A. Brock will officiate and graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 3, 1965
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page

Dickey, Garnet

     Garnet Dickey,78, of 707 Third Ave. died at 4:05 am., Wednesday in Holzer Hospital. She has been ill for eight months and seriously ill for 10 days.
     Born in Harrison Twp. she was the daughter of the late Shanon and Elizabeth Richards Harrison. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and French City Council No. 164.
     She married Harry Dickey in Gallipolis. He survives. A son Lawrence Dickey, Gallipolis; four daughters, Mrs.Alex (Myrtle) Galnraith, Waterford, Pa; , Mrs. Wilma Hazelett, Gallipolis. Mrs. William (Leona) Walters, Mrs. Maxine Roark, Gallipolis; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Gusta) Halhein, Columbus, Mrs Marvin (Nola) Swisher, Bidwell, Mrs. Charles (Ruby) Cochrane, Portsmouth, Mrs. Lorena Erwin, Columbus; a brother, Harry Harrison, Gallipolis; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Sunday at 2pm at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joesph C. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. The Daughters of America will hold a service at 730 pm Saturday at Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 8, 1969
Transcribed by Cheryl A Enyart

Dickey, Frank Leo

Leo Dickey Dies Early Sunday
Funeral Is Set For 2 Tuesday At Dickey Church
     Frank Leo Dickey, 74, died at 3:45 Sunday morning at his home 402 West Twelfth Street, Huntington. The end came suddenly for this native son of Gallia County and was due to angina pectoris.
     For a year or two Mr. Dickey, father of Deputy Sheriff Morton Dickey and of Frank Dickey of Columbus, had managed an orchard outside Huntington. He had worked in the orchard on Saturday. Previously he had been engaged in the laundry business in that city. He had been there most of the last 15 to 18 years.
     Leo Dickey was born in Harrison Twp. On April 8, 1871, a son of Leroy Dickey. He married Effie Day, who survives and makes her home here; also surviving, in addition to the two sons, are a granddaughter, Louise Dickey of Columbus, and two brothers, G. W. Dickey of Gallipolis and Ellsworth of Harrison Twp.
Here Mr. Dickey was connected with the highway department for 15 years.
     Funeral services will be held at Dickey Church at 2 o'clock tomorrow and interment will be made in the churchyard there. The body is now at the Rogers mortuary in Huntington.

[Note: 1945 from Tombstone]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Dickey, Greddie Grover

Freddie Grover Dickey
     Freddie Grover Dickey born March 9, 1886 at Gallia County; died July 24, 1887, aged 2 years, 4 months and 4 days.
     The enemy death entered the pleasant home of Mr. & Mrs. John Dickey on the night of July 23rd and dragged from their kind embrace the loved one and left them and other dear ones to mourn on the shores of time awhile longer to bear the toils, endure the pains and anxieties of the present world like others, who have suffered the same ordeal, feel lonely and sad.
     They miss his prattling voice and his little pattering feet, as he often would go to the door and bid them bye-bye and return by the other door to his childish glee, claim their attention and giving them pleasure to see him enjoying himself in this way. Yet, also the word of the Lord has informed us:
     Man cometh forth like a flower and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not. For all flesh is as grass; the grass wethereth and the flower thereof falleth away. Yet, we find the comforting words of inspiration saying to us: Then saith the Lord, Refrain thy voice from weeping and thine eyes from tears,for thy work shall be rewarded, saidth the Lord and they shall come again from the land of the enemy and there is hope in thine end saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to thy own border. For if we believe Jesus died and rose again, even so those also which sleep in Jesus will God bring to him. Oh how cheering the fact that Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me though he is dead yet shall he live.
     So then dear weeping friends, cheer up, for soon the time will come when we shall meet the loved one on the resurrection morning. May God bless this sad event to benefit the parents, grandparents and friends and may writer and reader with them share the portion of the righteous immortality and eternal life in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In sorrow and sadness
You now have to weep;
For dear little Grover
Has fallen asleep
The dread enemy, death,
Rudely entered your door,
And sweet little Grover
Is with you no more.
We have laid him away
In the graveyard to sleep--
Bright shining angels
His slumbers will keep
He will wake not again
Till Jesus returns,
To gather the children
All safe in his arms

Gallipolis Paper
July 24, 1887
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Dickey, Hamilton

     Mr. Hamilton Dickey died in Huntington Tuesday. He was formerly of this county, later an undertaker of Huntington. He was a brother of M. R. Dickey of Clipper Mill, Mrs. Vint Clark and Mrs. Brice H. Smith and an uncle of Mrs. G. W. Clark of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 7, 1905
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Dickey, Ira

Ira Dickey Dead
     Ira Dickey, seventy two years old, died at his home in Huntington last Firday morning after an illness of several months.  He was the son of Riley Dickey, late of the Clipper Mill neighborhood and formerly lived in Gallia county where he was engaged principally in the saw mill business.  He was the father of Mrs. O. W. Nibert of Bladen.  Four other children also survive as folows:  W. R. Dickey and C. E. Dickey, Mrs. C. E. Stewart and Mrs. W. M. Church of Huntington.  The funeral occurred at Huntington Saturday.

Gallia paper
no date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Dickey, Mabel [Russell]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mabel Russell Dickey, 90, Lynchburg, Va., a former resident of Gallipolis, died Friday afternoon at the medical center in Lynchburg. Born in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late William and Luella Smith Russell.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Mitchell, Lynchburg, Va., one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert.
     Graveside services will be Monday at 3 pm. In the Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Paul Hayes officiating and arrangements by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home. No calling hours have been scheduled.

Athens Sunday Messenger
April 13, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dickey, Oscar W.

Oscar W. Dickey Dies At Hospital Of Heart Attack
     Oscar W. Dickey, 76, whose home is on the Neighborhood Road (Gallipolis Rt. 2) died at 10:50 this forenoon at the Holzer Hospital.
     Mr. Dickey suffered a severe heart attack about midnight, was taken to the hospital at 3 a.m. and gradually grew weaker. While chopping kindling about 5 o'clock last evening he had a light attack and as a result quit his task, went into the house and told Mrs. Dickey he was not feeling well.
     Mr. Dickey was born and reared on Lincoln Ridge in Harrison Township and was a son of Leroy and Sophia Robinson Dickey. He is survived by his wife, who was Emma McCall and these three children; Eldie Dickey of Erie, PA, who idled a strike, arrived here at 8 a.m.; having had no inkling of his father's illness; Leroy Dickey, Gallipolis and Mrs. Elmer Haffelt, who lives on Garfield Ave. below the Gallipolis corporation limits. There is one brother, Ellsworth Dickey, Harrison Township.
     The body was taken to C.R. Halley's Mortuary.
     Mr. Dickey was a farmer and a teamster and a generation ago served for awhile as sexton of Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: stone...Dickey Chapel, Harrison Township 1869-1946. Death Certificate....born Nov. 8, 1869 in Lincoln Ridge,Gallia County, Ohio; died Jan. 30, 1946 in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio; 76 years 2 months and 22 days of age. Burial Dickey Cemetery]

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

Dickey, Otta W.

At Lincoln, Gallia Co., Ohio, Feb. 11, 1892, of consumption. Otta W. Dickey, daughter of Silas Dickey, aged 24 years, 1 month and 12 days.
     She bore her suffering patiently and met death with a calm and peaceful smile. Otta was a beautiful character ever ready to scatter sunshine by word and deed upon her associates. She was natural in her sympathy and lived her life with an earnest purpose. She is sadly missed by a large circle of friends. Our loss is her gain. Another golden cord binds us to the upper realm.

"Peaceful be thy slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our song will know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed." A.W.

Gallipolis Journal
February 17, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evan

Dickey, Ruby Eliza

Death of Little Ruby Dickey
     Ruby Eliza Dickey, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dickey, of Third avenue, died this Tuesday morning following a complication of ailments from which she suffered for the past two weeks.
She was aged 2 years 8 months.
     The funeral will be private and conducted at the home by Re. Hugh Evans at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning with interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt. The parents have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement as this is the second child they have lost during the year.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
Tuesday, June 16, 1914
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page

Dickson, Grant Leroy

     Deceased Name: Grant Leroy Dickson Grant Leroy Dickson, age 83, of Columbus, Friday, Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Longtime member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagle Lodge No. 2244 and Moose Lodge No. 11.   
     Survived by wife, Ruth; son, Roger of Gallipolis, Oh.; sisters, Naomi Schneider, Ester Brockman, Thelma Adams, all of Columbus; brothers, Donald (Alvera) Dickson of Calif., Charles (Helen) of Columbus. Preceded in death by son, Grant Richard Dickson; sisters, Mary Cohen and Margaret Eyer.
     Family and friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. Funeral service Monday 10:30 a.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 1761 Bairsford Dr., Columbus, with Rev. Singh-Hueter. Interment to follow 2:30 p.m., Fulton Cemetery,

Columbus Dispatch,
The (OH) - February 16, 1997 Gallipolis, Oh. Edition: Home Final Page
Submitted by Connie Schumaker

Diggins, Andrew

Death of Andrew Diggins
     Mr. Andrew Diggins departed this life at 1 a. m., this Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 1901, at the age of 65 years. He had been ill for the past ten years, but confined to his bed off and on for he past year. He leaves a wife and following children. Adaline Bane, Mrs. Sam Frank, Mrs. Mary Broiles, Mrs. Romaine Mayes, Mrs. John Singleton, Miss Jenny Diggins, Mrs. Emma Fiecher (or Flecher), Mrs. Nettie Hover, Mrs. Bertie Hill, and a son Emery Diggins and two brothers, Norman Gibson, of Henderson, WV, and Peter Martin, of Raccoon. The burial will be Thursday at Macedonia, Rev. John Porter officiating. His remains are at Mrs. Sam Frank's on 1st ave.

Death of Andrew Diggins

     We are sorry to chronicle the death of Andrew Diggins, who died Wednesday, December 11, 1901, at one o'clock, aged 68 years, after a long illness with kidney trouble. He was a nice old gentleman and the father of a large family of adult children. The burial occurred at Macedonia Thursday by Wetherholt.

[Note: He was born 27 Jan 1833, so the correct age was 68 years.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 13, 1901
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch

Dillard, Benjamin   [Rev.]

     Rev. Benjamin S. Dillard, 75, a resident of Rt. 1, Gallipolis (Addison community) died 2 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been hospitalized the past four days. He was born Dec. 5, 1901, in Kanawha County, W. Va., son of late Mr. and Mrs. William Dillard.
     He married the former Pearl McGraw, in Huntington, W. Va. In 1920. She survives, along with one son, John, at home. One daughter and one son preceded him in death. An adopted son, Teddy Joe Dillard, at home, survives. One sister, Mrs. Goldie Washington, Big Mountain, W. Va. survives.
     He was a member of the UNWA in West Virginia. Eight grandchildren survive and six great grandchildren. Mr. Dillard helped build the Free Will Baptist Church in Middleport and he also served as pastor of that church.
     Funeral services are tentatively set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Free Will Baptist Church in Middleport with Rev. Noel Herrmann officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Rice Browning. Burial will follow in Maddy Cemetery on Georges Creek. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be taken to the church in Middleport to lie in state one hour prior to services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 11, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dillard, John Simpson

     John Simpson Dillard, 86, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Kentucky. He was born June 22, 1926, in Emmett, West Virginia, son of the late Ben and Pearl McGraw Dillard. He was married to Edith Maxine Trent Dillard on February 29, 1948, in Sand Lick, W. Va., and she preceded him in death on March 30, 2005. John was a coal miner and a member of Addison Freewill Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his children, Sandra (James) Gillespie of Given, W. Va., Donna S. Barrick, Nina Bias, Marsha (Jim) Ward, John K. (Tammy) Dillard and Terry Dillard, all of Gallipolis; grandchildren, Terrri (Todd) Pauley, Debbie (Scott) Lane, Kim Shamblin, Mike (Micki) Gillespie, Jamie (Brian) Thompson, Jason Barrick, Jill (Nick) Pelfrey, Tyler (Clarissa) Ward, and Kelci Dillard; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ted Dillard of Gallipolis.
     In addition to his parents and his wife, Edith Dillard, John was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Dillard, a daughter, Linda Shamblin, one sister, Luella Hatfield and one brother.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Barcus officiating. Burial will follow in Maddy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dillard, Louella Pearl [McGraw]

     Louella Pearl Dillard, 73, of Addison, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Born Nov. 8, 1907 in Clay County, W. Va., daughter of the late William and Caroline Fugate McGraw, she married Ben Dillard on Oct. 18, 1922, and he preceded her in death in 1977. They had moved to Ohio in 1956.
     Surviving are a son, John of Addison, a brother, Tom of Wyoming; an adopted son, Teddy Joe of Addison, and eight grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, Kanauga, with the Rev. Andrew Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 3-9 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 14, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dille, Marianne R. [Null]

Marianne Dille
     GALLIPOLIS - Marianne R. Dille 57, of 54 1/2 Vine St., died Tuedsay at Holzer Medical Center. Born in Gallia County, she was the daughter of Ernest E. and Clarice Howard Null of Gallipolis. Mrs. Dille was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis, and was past president of Gallipolis Emblem Club 199. She was a former employee of Warehime Clinic and Knights Department Store, both of Gallipolis.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bethany Ann) Oder of Tucscon, Ariz., and Mrs. Mark (Jo Ellen) Kueck of Springfield, Mo., a son Ronald Michael of Katy, Texas, a brother, Merrill E. Null of Gallipolis. Two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Betty) Horan and Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Richards, both of Gallipolis, and seven grandchildren.
     Services will be Saturday at 1 p. m. at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral hom Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
[Marianne died February 17, 1987]
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover                                                                  Top of Page

Dillon, Betty [Fulks]

Crown City Woman Dies

     Mrs. A. L. Dillon (Betty Fulks), 66, died Friday evening at her home in Crown City following several weeks' illness. Mrs. Dillon was born and lived her entire life in this county. She is survived by her husband, four sons Ferry of this city, Stanley and Orin of Crown City, and Arnold, of Springfield OH, two brothers W. H. Fulks of Crown City and J. E. Fulks of Platform, and four sisters Mrs. A.V. Caldwell of Crown City, Mrs. Frank Williams of Proctorville, Mrs. James Lewis of Ironton, and Mrs. Joe Swain of Kanauga. Funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Crown City.

The Gallipolis Tribune
6 October 1927, p. 1
Contributed by Eve Hughes

Dillon, Betty Anne (Fulks)

     Betty Anne, beloved wife of Mr. A.L. Dillon, departed this life at her home in Crown City, Ohio, October 1, 1927, after a lngering illness of many months.  Mrs. Dillon was born in Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio, May 16, 1860, and at the time of her death was 67 years, 4 months and 15 days old.  She was the daughter of William and Ellen fulks.  Mr. and Mrs. Dillon were untied in marriage December 5, 1891.  Five children were born to this union, one whom died in infancy.  The surviving children are Stanley, Ferry, Arnold and Orin all of Gallia County.
     In January, 1885, Mrs. Dillon united with the Guyan Valley Baptist church and was a devoted member of that organization, the remainder of her life.  While not being in the immediate neighborhood of her home church for a great many years, Mrs. Dillon was none the less zealous for the work of her Master, but continued her duties as a Christian in whatever community her lot was cast.
     Mrs. Dillon was descended from one of the oldest and time-honored families of her native county and many of her good characteristics were due largely to their strong impress upon her.  Her fidelity to truth, her faithfulness to duty and her loyalty and love for her friends and relatives was, indeed, an inspiration to all who knew her.  Besides her immediate family, Mrs. Dillon is survived by a host of friends and relatives who will mourn the loss of a kind neighbor and a splendid type of womanhood.
     Though death has taken from this home, a mother whose unselfish devotion and watchful care would have been a guiding star for her sons through life, yet we do not always understand the Creator's plans. Sometimes the sable pall of death,conquring the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother.
          A.L. Dillon and Family

Gallia Times
Oct. 20, 1927
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Dillon, Delcie Louise

      In loving membory of Delcie Louise, the darling babe and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Dillon, born September 1, 1921, departed this life at the Hawes-Marple Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., on December 8, 1923 at eleven o'clock A.M., aged 2 years, 3 months and 8 days. It must be sweet, in childhood, to give back the spirit to its Maker ere the heart has grown familiar with the paths of sin. Little Delcie was a sweet and lovable child, idolized by its parents and grandparetns, the pet of the community and the joy of the homes. While she will be sadly missed it is a consolation to her many friends to know that they can go to her, since she can not return to them. She was given to her parents only a short time, that they might know and realize what sweet treasures Heaven holds for us. In the home where the little Delcie spent her short span of life there, no doubt, will come a loneliness, for many days to come, which will be soothed, however, by a blessed memory of a sweet and tender life.

While hearts will be sorely riven,
we know she is in heaven.
One little bud adorned our bower,
and shed sweet fragrance round;
It grew in beauty, hour by hour,
but scope the Spoiler came in power,
And crushed it to the ground.
Yet not forever, in the dust
that beautous bud shall He;
But in the garden of the just,
beneath God's glorious eye we trust
'Twill bloom again on high.

[Note: On stone- Crown City, Guyan Twp]

Gallipolis paper
December 8, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Dillon, Dolores "Dee" [Rowland]

     Dolores "Dee" Dillon, 62, of Gallipolis, died Monday March 16, 1998 at her residence in Spring Valley.
Born March 1, 1936, in Wellston, Ohio. The daughter of Leslie and Freda Rowland of Wellston. She was the 21 year owner of the Medical Shoppe on Jackson Pike in Gallipolis. Dee was affiliated with Holzer Medical Center and Clinic from 1954 to 1977, as an orthopedic nurse and nursing instructor. Dolores was a 1957 graduate of the Holzer School of Nursing and a 1954 graduate of Wellston High School. She was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
     Dee enjoyed her life and family to its fullest. She will be remembered forever by friends and family for her selfless devotion to the needs and concerns of others. She shared her artistic talent with many as she beautified their world. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and will always be a reflection of the wonderful person she was. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.
     Surviving are her parents, Leslie and Freda Rowland of Wellston, Ohio, her husband, Herman L. Dillon of Gallipolis. She is also survived by her son and daughter in law, Mark and Cathy Dillon of Bidwell and her daughter and son in law Deborah and Scott Grand of Birmingham, AL. grandsons Robbie and Tyler Grant of Birmingham, AL. She is also survived by her only sister LaDonna Cohen and her family of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by very special friends, Sidney and Sharon McNabb, Jean Wells, Emma Simpson, Roger and Carol Jean Hood, Faye Hill, Maureen Timmons of England, Dan and Pat Thomas, Shirley Hudson, Warren and Phyllis Sheets, Bill and Jean Houck, Bob and Elsie Grant, Clarence and June Wood of Columbus and Jack and Jean Messick of Cherry Grove, SC. She will also be missed by her friends in the Friendship Bible Study Group.
     Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hogg officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday.
     Pall Bearers will be Warren Sheets, Bill Davis, Joel Collins, Mike Cohen, Mike Hemphill, Bob Grant, Jimmy Evans and Bob Hood. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Dolores Dillon Nursing Scholarship Fund, in care of Ohio Valley Bank 420 Third Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Dillon, Homer Dale

Boy Dies At Hospital
     Homer Dale, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Dillon, of Crown City, died early Wednesday morning in the Holzer hospital where he had been brought Tuesday evening in a critical condition. In addition to the parents, four brothers and three sisters survive. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Undertaker F. L. Stevers of Mercerville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 3, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dillon, Ogle R.

     Ogle R. Dillon, 85, of 110 3rd Ave., Gallipolis, husband of Elva Mahan Dillon, died Friday at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was a retired employee at Southwestern High School and a farmer. Also surviving are a daughter, Sarah Dillon of Gallipolis; and two sons, Henry E. Dillon of Gallipolis and John W. Dillon of Virginia Beach, Va. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Willis Funeral Home; burial in Neal Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 27, 1990
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Dillon, Paul

Paul Dillon Takes Own Life
Funeral Set For Friday-Overwork Said To Cause Breakdown of Nerves
     The impressive funeral rites of the Masonic lodge will be held for Paul Dillon, victim of death by hanging, tomorrow at 2 P.M. and the Crown City Methodist Church, the Reverends Clary and Suiter, of Chesapeake, officiating. Burial will be in the Crown City cemetery. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Delbert and Evan Dillon, the deceased man's brothers, Homer Draper, Ervin Connet and Eddie Stanley.
     Dillon, a resident of Crown City, who had been missing from his home for more than 26 hours, was found hanging from a limb of a tree on the Elizabeth Blake farm at approximately 10 A. M. Tuesday. The body was found by a group of friends of the dead man led by Jim Waugh. They were part of the party searching for the missing man.
     Dillon, age 34, was the son of T. G. Dillon, and with his father had tended the Blake farm for the past three years. According to Mrs. Blake the young man must have ended his life because of nervous exhausting from overwork. The inquest was held by Coroner Howard Foster who accompanied Sheriff E. E. Hatfield to Crown City after officials learned of the tragedy.
     Dillon was a husband of the former Vica Moore, school teacher and daughter of Oscar Moore. They were married in Gallipolis in 1931.

[Note: 1906-1939 from tombstone.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Dillon, T. G.

T. G. Dillon, 88, Claimed By Death Thursday Evening
     T.G. Dillon (Thomas Greer) 88, who for many years was active in Gallia County Republican political circles, and who held several county offices, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday [8 Sept. 1966] in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient for six days. Mr. Dillon had been in failing health for 18 months, and his condition had been serious for three months.
     A resident of Eureka he was a retired farmer. He was a former county commissioner. At the time of his death he was Republican central committeeman for Clay precinct. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Mr. Dillon was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 28, 1878, son of the late Henry and Sarah Corn Dillon. His marriage was to the former Bertha J. Syrus on Feb. 9, 1897, and she survives.
     Three daughters and two sons surviving are Mrs. Stanley (Bessie) Swain of Crown city, Mrs. Paul (Hazel) Bean of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. Marvin (Jewel) Robinson of Eureka, Hobart Dillon of Gallipolis, and Evan F. Dillon of Los Angeles Calif. A boy reared in the home was Walter Blake, who is deceased. There are 19 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Other survivors are a brother and sister, William H. Dillon of Wellston, and Mrs. Alice Shaw of Springfield. Three sons and a daughter, John, Ollie, Jimmy and Alpha and one sister, Janie Blake, are deceased.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Oma Williams of Crown City will officiate and burial will be in Crown City cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral.

Scrapbook clipping
Unknown publication & date
Mary James

Dills, Lena

Miss Lena Dills Dies At Home in Cleveland
Funeral Here Friday
     Miss Lena Dills, an estimable colored woman, who spent most of her life in Gallipolis, died Tuesday at her home in Cleveland. She went to that city about 15 years ago, and engaged in the hair-dressing business - a business she had learned here in association with Mrs. Julia Holmes.
     The body will be brought here, accompanied by her nephew, Halsey Stewart, and his family, who reside in Cleveland. Funeral services will be held at John Gee Chapel, of which the decedent was long a member, at 1:30 o’clock Friday. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by W. N. Hayward.
     Miss Dills was a daughter of the late Henry Dills, a widely known hostler in his day, among whose charges were Long Boy and other noted racers of the Col. Beale stables. She was a sister of the late Walter Dills, who will be remembered as a plasterer and a jovial participant in local politics. Among the surviving kinfolk here are Mrs. Mace Robinson, Mrs. Ira Holmes and Clarence Viney.

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

Dills, Walter

Walter Dills Fell Dead at Noon
     Mr. Walter Dills, 50, well known colored plasterer, fell dead at noon (today) Friday while at work in the home of Dr. Barton. Mr. Dills was the son of the late Mr. Henry Dills and it is said has been afflicted with heart trouble for some time. The body was removed on a stretcher to the Hayward undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial.

[Note: Born about 1869; Buried Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 3 1921
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Diltz, Lizzie

     Mrs. Lizzie Diltz, wife of George Diltz, of Maple Shade, died Friday of hemorrhage of the lungs. She was buried by Wetherholt Sunday afternoon at Pine Street, funeral services by Rev. J. M. Riddle.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 14, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Dixon, Sharlene L. [Maloy]

Sharlene L. Dixon

     Sharlene Loretta Dixon, 52, 544 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, April 1, 1987, in Holzer Medical Center. Born Dec. 31, 1934, at Port Washington, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Ada Gertrude Wendell Maloy, she was a licensed practical nurse in the pediatrics ward at Holzer Medical Center, where she had been employed for 15 years. She was a graduate of the Buckeye Hills School of Practical Nursing in 1976. She was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 27, Secretary Salon No. 612, Eight and Forty, past Most Excellent Chief of the Phythian Sisters and was also a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the National Alliance of Senior Citizens.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas N. (Barbara) Sims of Rodney; two sons, James A. Dixon of Fort Mitchell, Ky., and John W. Dixon of Gallipolis; two grandchildren; and four sisters, Clara Hawkins, Ruth Mullet, Mildred Brobston and Dorothy Mobley, all of Newcomerstown. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
     Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Lund officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, Friday.

[Note: Buried April 4, 1989]

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

Dodd, James

Small Pox Fatal To Aged Man In Clay Twp
     James Dodd, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Monday at the home of his sister, Mrs. S.B. Simpkins, in Clay township, where he had spent the past year. Mr. Dodd's death was caused from small pox. He was seventy two years of age. George J. Wetherholt and Sons are in charge of the burial which will be in St. Nick's cemetery.

[Note: b. 4/9/1864, d. 5/19/1930]

Unknown publication & date (found in scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Dodd, John

Death of Mr. Dodd
     Mr. John Dodd, whose people live here, died in Pittsburg [sic], the 23d inst., of pneumonia. His body was brought to Gallipolis Ferry Station on the B. & O. Sunday and was met by Undertaker Wetherholt, widowed mother, brother and sister and was conveyed to St. Nicholas church where this afternoon the funeral and burial took place. He was 28 years old and single and had served in the Spanish-American war.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday January 25, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Doddrill, George Jr.

     Died at his residence in Ewington, Huntington township, on Sunday, the 14th inst., of typhus fever, George Doddrill, Jr., aged 24 years. Although he did not experience religion until a few days before his death, yet we trust he has gone to reap his reward in Heaven. His sufferings were protracted and severe, yet he bore them with patience and resignation. When visited by the writer, joy would beam in his countenance as he spoke of his promised rest. He leaves a distressed and affectionate wife and two small children to mourn his loss. Weeping friends and sympathizing neighbors followed him to the narrow house appointed for all living. May God sanctify his death to the good of the bereaved family.

And hast thou gone forever,
From thy home and friends on earth;
And shall we no more listen
To thy free and gladsome mirth?
And methinks I hear thee saying,
As thy spirit heavenward flies,
We will meet again, dear loved ones,
In that home beyond the skies. G.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 25, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Dodrill, Bertha [Vance]

Bertha Dodrill Dies At 75
     Mrs. Bertha Vance Dodrill, 75, who spent most of her life in this county, died at the home of a son, Donald Dodrill, 2711 Stelzer Rd., Columbus at 11: a.m. Monday. She was the widow of John Dodrill and a native of Morgan twp., this county. She was born in 1883, the daughter of the late Henderson and Rebecca Denney Vance.
     After her marriage to John Dodrill on Nov. 10, 1907, they operated a farm in the Ewington community for many years. Her husband died on Jan. 24, 1932.
     Surviving children are Mrs. Lela Strausbough, Donald and Dwight Dodrill, Mrs. Evelyn Humphrey and Mrs. Wanda Regan, all of Columbus, Darrell Dodrill and Mrs. Pearl Twyman, both of Ewington. Other survivors are a brother and four sisters, Dale Vance and Mrs. Edward Jewel, both of Columbus; Mrs. Everette Denny of Jackson, Mrs. Orin Spires of Marion, and Mrs. Ernest Jenkins of Waldo.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton. Rev. George Belcher of Portsmouth will officiate and burial will follow in Franklin cemetery near Alice. Friends may call at McCoy’s until the hour of the service.

[Note: If the birth and death dates are correct, she would have died at age 71.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 7, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dodrill, Sarah

Mrs. Dodrill Passes
Mrs. Sarah Dodrill died of pneumonia yesterday at the home of her son, Cary Dodrill of Alice, after an illness of several weeks. She would have been 84 years old on March 15. Another son, John, Lives in Indianapolis. A third son, Ed, died about 15 years ago.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John Spires at Fairview Church at 2 o’clock Friday. Burial in Franklin cemetery by U. K. Butler.

[Note: 3/15/1853 - 1/13/1937.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 14, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dodson, Katherine Frances [Valentine]

Funeral for Mrs. Dodson to be Held in Church Here
     Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Frances Dodson, who died Sunday morning at her home in Charleston, will be held on the first floor of Grace M. E. church, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. J. V. Stone. Burial will be in Pine street cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Mrs. Dodson's death was the result of a gun shot wound which she received accidentally June 19.
     She was born in Gallipolis fifty nine years ago, the daughter of George and Mary Jane Valentine. Surviving are the husband, John Dodson and eleven children, Mrs. Wood Massey and George Dodson, of Edwight, W. Va., Mrs. Albert Potts, of Monroe Mich., Oliver, of Akron, John Jr. of Columbus, and Bertha, Madge, Ruth, Bert, Frank and Robert, at home. She also leaves twelve grand children, a sister, Mrs. Lucy Oldaker and one brother, Lon Valentine, of Gallipolis and two other brothers, Frank and Richard Valentine, of Columbus.

Gallipolis Newspaper
Death - July 6, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                               Top of Page

Doepping, Catherine [Denninger]

Death of Mrs. Doepping
     Mrs. Catherine Doepping, aged 70 years, wife of Mr. Chris Doepping, the well known blacksmith, died at her home on Third street, Wednesday, August 26. Mrs. Doepping’s maiden name was Catherine Denninger and was born in Wortenbury, Germany, in 1826 and came to this country in 1853 and was married to Mr. Doepping in 1854. She was the mother of six children: Mrs. F. Schneemilch, Mrs. Herman Smith, of Charleston, and Miss Emma and Chris, Henry and Will.
     Mrs. Doepping, during her stay of over 40 years in Gallipolis has been known to be a kind and lovable lady. She was a member of the German Lutheran church and lived a life consistent with the discipline of her church.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 1896

    The funeral services of the late Mrs. Doepping last Saturday were largely attended, attesting the high esteem in which she was held. Messrs. Will Kling, John Kuebler, Henry Lautensehlager, Charles Mack, E. Geisler and Frank Ulsamer conveyed the remains to their last resting place.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, September 5, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Doepping, Henry

Henry Doepping Died Tuesday Evening
     Mr. Henry Doepping died at 6:30 Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, 1912, at his late home on Grape Street. Mr. Doepping suffered a stroke of paralysis at his blacksmith shop on Fourth Avenue Saturday morning after which he never rallied.
     He was the son of Christian and Catherine Doepping and was born Sept 17, 1858, n this city, where he has always lived. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Since the breaking up of the old home he has made his home with his brother, W.G. Doepping, who survives him. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Schneemitch and Mrs. Carrie Smith of Columbus and Mrs. M.F. Merriman of this city. Mr. Doepping was a kindly, industrious and honest man who in site of his afflication made many friends who will mourn his departure.
     The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

[Note: Buried Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1923
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Dollimer, Wilhelmina [Vollborn]

Mrs. Dollimer Dead
     Mrs. Wilhelmina Dollimer, widow of Henry Dollimer, passed away at her home near Rodney, Ohio, on Wednesday evening, March 20, 1912, aged 60 years. The funeral services were conducted at her late home Saturday morning by Rev. Geo. W. Brown of the Rodney Circuit, area following in the Mt. Zion Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Vollborn and was born aboard a ship while her parents were on their way to this country from Germany.
     She leaves four daughters Mrs. Robert. Riggs, Mrs. Clyde McCormick, Mrs. Carrie Pinney and Miss Minnie Dollimer. She is also survived by brothers and sisters as follows: Charles and August of Oklahoma, Mrs. Carl of Marion, Mrs. Augusta Vollborn, Chris Goetting of Rodney and Goetting of Marion. Mrs. Dollimer was a good woman whose death will be sincerely mourned by her many friends.

[Note: The name is spelled Dollmeir on the cemetery entry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 28, 1912
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Donahue, Augusta [Raulf]

Funeral Held For One Who Lived At Patriot 73 Years
     Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Donahue were conducted by Rev. W. H. Kiser and Rev. R. P. McCarley at the Patriot M. E. church at 1 p.m. Sunday. The body was removed to German Ridge for interment by O. E. Elliott, following a brief service at the grave.
     Mrs. Donahue was born in Hanover, Germany, and her maiden name was Augusta Christena Raulf. It is said she had lived in the house where she died since she was 10 years old, and she was 83 when she died. The house is near the old Carter school house a mile or more beyond Patriot. She was a hard-working, kindhearted woman, whom everybody in that section knew and esteemed and loved.
     She was twice married. Her first husband was a Mr. Meyer. The surviving children of this union are Mrs. Emma Lindle and Ernest Meyer, Charleston, and Mrs. Emelia Jones, Columbus. The children of the second marriage are Mrs. Etha Cochran, Patriot; Mrs. Anna Peggs, Dunbar, W. Va., and Miss Myrtle Donahue of Seattle.

[Note: From death certificate (somewhat difficult to read) date of birth September 6, 1853; date of death June 12, 1936; father Christopher Raulf; mother Hannah Schrouder.]

[Additional note from Sandy Milliron: 9/6/1853 – 6/12/1936; Age 83 yrs. 3 mos. 16 das. She was the daughter of Christopher and Hannah Schrouder Raulf. Her 2nd marriage was to George Washington Donohue. The tombstone has her name spelled as Donohue.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 15, 1936
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Donaldson, Elizabeth

     Elizabeth, wife of Robert Donaldson, formerly of Gallia county, died at her home in Wellsville, Columbiana county, Ohio, February 23d, 1893, with paralysis. She was helpless all winter and had to be cared for as a child. She leaves a husband and two married sons to mourn her loss.

Gallipolis Journal
March, 22, 1893
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

Donaldson, Phoebe [Blazer]

Green Township Native Dies
     Mrs. Phoebe Blazer Donaldson, 73, born in Green township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blazer, died late in March at her home in Topeka, Kansas. She is survived by her husband, a son and daughter, both married, and a brother, George Blazer. She was a sister of the late F. Marion Blazer and has a wide relationship in Gallia county.

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

Donelli, Gertrude [Baldwin]

Former Resident Is Buried Here
     The remains of Mrs. Gertrude Baldwin Donelli, who died Thursday in Cincinnati, were brought here Saturday for interment in the Baldwin family lot in Mound Hill cemetery. Short services were held at the grave by Rev. L. W. Gishler.
     Mrs. Donelli lived the early part of her life in Gallipolis. Years ago she went to Wellston to make her home with her brother, Frank Baldwin and family. After the death of Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin, she went to Cincinnati with her niece, Mrs. Arius K. Williams. Since the death of the latter, she had continued to live in the Williams home. She had been ill for the past four years.
     Accompanying the remains here were Mr. Williams and his two daughters, Miss Alice Williams, Mrs. John Yost, Mr. Yost and son, all of Cincinnati. All of the party, except Miss Alice, remained over the week-end as guests of Mrs. Edith Nida and Miss Flora Williams, sisters of Mr. Williams.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 29, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Donnally, Andrew

     Died, in Green township, in this county, on the 30th ult., after a protracted illness, Mr. Andrew Donnally, in the one hundredth year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 8, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page

Donnally, Anna Virginia [Menager]

     Anna Virginia (Menager) Donnally, wife of Captain James Howard Donnally, died in Gallipolis, Ohio, January 27, 1926. She was the only child of Edward Lewis and Mary B. (Sloane) Menager and was born June 19 (?) 1863 on First Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio. She married Captain Howard Donnally Nov. 25, 1886, who survives her. To this union was born one son, Edward Wood Menager Donnally, who died Nov. 29, 1916. Also surviving is her grandson, Edward Wood Donnally of Florida.
     She was the last of the Menager name in Gallipolis. Her great-grandfather Claudius Romain Menager was one of "The French Five Hundred" who fled from France to escape the horrors of "The French Revolution" and landed on the site of Gallipolis Oct. 19, 1790. Her great-grandparents, Claudius Romain Menager and Marie Bobine, were married in Gallipolis, Ohio, Nov. 18, 1790. This being the first marriage in Gallipolis.

[Note: 62 years of age. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 23, 1926
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Donnally, Augustus C., Captain

Captain Donnally’s Death
Special dispatch to the Enquirer
     Morrow, Ohio, April 10.- The intelligence of the sudden death of Captain A. Donnally this morning, within sight of his residence near this place, has shocked our entire community, and will be a sad surprise to the many friends along the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, where he is widely known.
     From the best accounts that can be obtained, it appears that Mr. Donnally had come into town on horseback to transact various little errands, and about 11 o’ clock starting back toward home. On the pike leading toward his residence, where the Little Miami Railroad crosses it, is situated a steam pumping house belonging to the railroad company and it is thought that while approaching this his horse took fright at the escaping steam, suddenly jumped aside and threw him to the ground. He, however, remounted after leading his horse a short distance, and resumed his journey. Having apparently sustained no injury. But when he arrived opposite the residence of Isaac N. Stubbs, his next neighbor; he was seen to suddenly surge forward in a helpless manner and fall headlong from his horse to the ground, while the animal was quietly walking along. Mr. Tyler Baker, a farmer residing near, witnessed this last occurrence, and he, together with N. Stubbs, at once hastened to the spot and rendered such immediate assistance as was possible under the circumstances, but without avail. And when medical aid arrived he had expired. It is the opinion of the physicians who were present that death was caused by heart disease, super induced probably by the first fall.
     Captain Donnally was born near Gallipolis Ohio, in 1820. Most of his life was spent on the river, and at the time of his death he was the half owner of the steamer Ariadne plying between Cincinnati and Evansville, on which his son, E. A. Donnally, is first clerk. Captain Donnally during the past few years of his life has been leading a somewhat retired existence on his beautiful farm near this place, though he has occasionally perused his calling when he deemed it expedient to do so. He was held in high esteem by all who enjoyed the privilege of his acquaintance and the news of his sad and sudden death is received with universal feelings of regret. He leaves surviving him his wife and five children. Who are all grown, to whom the sympathy of friends is extended in their affliction. Funeral will take place Friday. Burial in Morrow cemetery.

April 10, 1883
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen

Donnally, Birdie A.

     The Lord has again visited our Church and taken away one of our best loved members, Birdie A. Donnally, who departed this life on September 8, 1912, aged 21 years. Her death was caused by an attack of typhoid fever. Everything possible was done for her, but somehow God saw fit to take Birdie from us.
     She was united with the Victory Baptist Church in her youth and until her death had been a devoted Christian and was always found at Church and Sunday School, doing her part of the work. Her life will be long remembered by all who knew her.
     She leaves to mourn her sad demise a father, mother, four brothers and two sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed in the Church and Sunday School as well as at home, but we realize, that "Weeping only endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" and if we are faithful to our God that it will only be a short time until we will all go to be with Jesus and all his redeemed.
     The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church by Rev. E. L. Sheets, burial following at the Mercerville Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The following were the pall bearers: Ruby Blazer, Mary C. Sheets, Sadie Sheets, Alice Dillon, Ruby Lanier, and Mary Sheets.

We loved her, yes we loved her,
But angels loved her more
And they have softly called her
To yonder shining shore.
The golden gates were opened,
A gentle voice said "Come"
And with farewells unspoken
She calmly entered home.                  T. L. S. Thiverner, Ohio

Gallipolis paper
September 8, 1912
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Donnally, Cora J. [Barlow]

Mrs. Donnally, 81, Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Cora J. Donnally, 81 Vinton, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient 16 days.
     She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. O.M. (Sabra) Stewart, Vinton and family, for the past 4 1/2 years.
     The body will be at the home of another daughter, Mrs. W.T. (Garnet) Swain, Bladen, and family after 7 p.m. today, with funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be made by F.L. Stevers in Ridge Lawn Cemetery.
     The decedent, born Nov. 27, 1867, to Zachariah and Margaret Thompson Barlow in Noble County, was a Methodist, with her membership at Cherrington Chapel.
     About 60 years ago she married Charles W. Donnally in Marietta, and he died in 1936. They had seven children, four of whom survive. Besides the two daughters, there are two sons, Gomer Donnally, Eureka and Stanford Donnally, Huntington.

[Note: From Stone 1866-1948 Ridgelawn Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
Date 1948
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Donnally, Edward

Young Man Took Own Life
     Edward Donally, aged 26, the only son of Capt. And Mrs. Howard Donally of this city, took his own life last Wednesday afternoon by firing a revolver bullet into his brain. The tragedy occurred at the home of his parents where with his wife and little child, he had been visiting for several months. The funeral services, which were held Friday, were private.
     Mr. Donally was a cultured, polished gentleman, of handsome appearance, and a happy faculty of making and retaining friendships. For several years past he had been located in Florida where he married. Recently he had been in failing health and became quite despondent, and in a fit of depression took his own life.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to his sorrowing family.

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

Gallia Times
December 6, 1916
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                            Top of Page

Donnally, George

     Mr. Geo. Donnally, son of Mr. Jos. Donnally, a Springfield Township citizen, met his death from an accident on the railroad a few days ago. He was fireman and learning to be an engineer, on the railroad between Atlanta and Brunswick, and on Monday, of last week, we believe it was a freight train, in advance of the passenger train on which was Mr. Donnally, left a switch open after running off on a side track, and Mr. Donnally's train being about to run into it, he jumped and broke his hip, cut himself some about the head, and received internal injuries from which he died the following day. His remains arrived last Friday and were buried Saturday. He is spoken of as a most exemplary young man, and was aged about 20 years.

[Note: He is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Springfield Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 20, 1887
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Donnally, Helen

The Sudden Death
of Mrs. Joseph Donnally Wednesday Afternoon
     Mrs. Helen Donnally, widow of the late Joseph Donnally who died March 28th, residing on
2d avenue between State and Locust, was taken alarmingly ill about 3 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon and died an hour later, May 29th, 1912, of heart disease.
     The funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 o'clock by Rev. Mr. Daugherty of the Bidwell Circuit, at Westerman church, the interment by Hayward following at Pine cemetery. The pall bearers were Messrs Clarence and Wayne Booth of this city, Eddward Morrison of Bidwell, Leonard Donnally of Bulavile, and Fred and Lewis Donnally of Kerr Station.
     Mrs. Donnally was a daughter of William and Janet Cherrington, long since dead, and was born 71 years ago. she is survived by brother William T. Cherrington of Rio Grande, and sisters Mrs. Eliza Watts of Clarksburg, W.Va., Mrs. Cynthia Morrison of Evergreen, wife of J.H. Morrison, and Mrs. Jordan Booth of this city. Also the following children: Miss Alice at home, Mrs. Janet Topping of 4th avenue, Mrs. Alden Howell of 3d avenue, and Mrs. Joseph Blickle of this city, William B. Donnally of Bulaville and Luther of Northup.
     She had been a member of the M.E. church since ten years of age. She and Mr. Donnally were married in 1859. She was of sweet amiable disposition, quite and unassuming in all her ways, a devoted
christian wife, mother and sister and beloved by all who knew her. Her husband was a veteran of the Civil War and went through great privations as such and they lived for nearly 54 years together. He was taken only a couple of months before. She was ill then and had been since last September, but for a month or so much better and up to the time of being ill on Wednesday was thought to be improving.

[Note: the cemetery is now called Pine Hill and is in Springfield Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Donnally, Julia

One of City’s Oldest Residents Relieved by Death Saturday
Mrs. Julia Donnally Succumbs to Lingering Illness After Interesting Life of 89 Years
     Death, which came to Mrs. Julia Donnally late Saturday afternoon, was a relief from a long period of failing health. On the Thursday preceding, May 28, Mrs. Donnally passed her 89th birthday, and more than 60 years of her life was spent in this city, where she was prominent in the church and social life of the community and was known for her devotion to her home and family.
     Julia Elizabeth Smithers, was the fourth child of Benjamin and Elizabeth Shrewsbury Smithers and was born above Malden, in what was then Virginia, at the salt furnaces where her father was superintendent. Her grandfather, Rev. David Smithers, was at one time the Methodist minister here. On her maternal side she was the grand-daughter of Joel Shrewsbury and great grand daughter of Joseph Dickinson, both prominent developers and owenrs of the salt furnaces in Kanawha county a century ago.
     When she was quite small her father acquired the estate at Kanawha Salines, where they moved and where the family lived for the next fifty years or more, while Virginia was rent in twain and the history of West Virginia had its beginning. She attended the Seminary at Steubenville, O., where it was under the management of Dr. and Mrs. Beattie.
     Her father was an extensive slave holder and the beginning of the Civil war, she vowed vengeance over all Yankee soldiers, a regiment, of whom, was camped at Fort Piatt, one mile below her home; and when they came up and took possession of her father’s blacksmith shop, which he kept for his own private use, she started out to settle with them. However, she met the courteous young captain of the regiment, who reconciled her to the inevitable and became a friend of the family. Later he was wounded in a skirmish near Lewisburg, was brought back to her father’s home and tenderly cared for and in December, 1863, she became his bride. For distinguished services he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and the next year was honorably discharged. This was Lt. Col. David C. Dove of the 2nd Virginia Calvary whose home was in Ohio near Jackson, where they went to live and where he died in 1868 from tuberculosis, brought on by exposures and wounds incurred at war.
     Such was their courtship and marriage and the tragic brevity of his life. Two children were born to them, a son who died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Cherrington, who survives.
Following Col. Dove’s death, his widow returned to her father’s home and in 1870 was married to a friend of her girlhood days, Capt. Frank J. Donnally. They came to Gallipolis to make their home and since that time Mrs. Donnally has lived in the same place on First avenue, where she passed away. Two children were born of this union, Joseph D. and Caroline, who is the wife of Major C. Brown and now lives in Columbus. Capt. Donnally died in 1917 in his eightieth year.
     Mrs. Donnally was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and after coming to this city her whole life was devoted to her church and her home. She made a real home for her husband’s uncle, Capt. Joseph DeVacht, whose family was known here since the time of its settlement, who died in 1884, and for her husband’s brother, Capt. Eugene Donnally, who passed away in 1885. Her aunts, Mrs. John Smithers and Mrs. Samuel Smithers, and the latter’s sister, Mrs. Amanda Coville, spent their last days in her home. Her mother passed away here also.
     Besides the three children, one sister, Mrs. Caroline Crockett, of Charleston, who is 84 years old, survives as do also the following grand children: Mrs. E. W. Titus of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Davis Martin of Kentucky, David Beardsley of New York City, Mrs. Mack Copeland of Colorado, Miss Eugenia Brown of Cleveland, Mrs. Peter Martin, Mrs. Clyde Benoy and Oscar Brown of Columbus and Miss Julia Donnally of Gallipolis. There are seven great grand children.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church by Rev. W. Wood Duff. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 1, 1931
Contributed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Donnally, Maggie (Morgan)

Mrs. Donnally Is Dead At 87
     Suddenly collapsing in her chair while dressing this morning, Mrs. Joseph D. Donnally, 87, died at her home, 413 First Ave., at about 8 o'clock. She had been in her usual health, members of the family said, although she is believed to have suffered a slight stoke about five weeks ago from which she seemed to have recovered.
     She talked to her husband, as was their custom, before they arose this morning, and he had gone to attend to some chores only to be called to her side by their daughter, Miss Julia, who had discovered her mother had expired.
     The ninth child of 15 children born to David J. and Mary Davis Morgan, Maggie Morgan Donnally was the oldest of four survivors of this large family and was born April 6, 1867, near Cora. The others are Dr. Everet Morgan of Marion, Dr. Gomer Morgan of Rushville, Mo., and Mrs. Clara M. Bing, widow of Dr. Byron Bing of Cleveland.
     Mrs. Donnally was twice married, her first husband being the late Isaac E. Jones to whom she bore a son, the late Dr. I. E. Jones, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. (Ethel) Bowers of Toledo. The widow of Dr. Jones, now Mrs. P.Q. Williams of Toledo, of whom Mrs. Donnally was very fond, also survives.
     On May 14, 1904, she became the wife of Joseph Devacht Donnally, scion of an old Gallipolis family who was born Jan. 9, 1871, the son of the late Frank J. and Julia Donnally. They lived on a farm near Rodney for 16 years following their marriage and to them a daughter, Miss Julia, who has been their constant companion and devoted helper down through the years, was born before they came to Gallipolis to look after Mrs. Donnally's mother during her declining years. They have lived ever since in this house in which Mr. Donnally was born-one of the old landmarks of the city.
     A lifelong member of the Presbyterian church in which she had been active until the past few years, she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star for many years.
......There may have been more to this obit, but this is all of this clipping.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote the date 11-11-1954 on the obituary. Burial is in Mound Hill CE.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1954, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Morgan file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Donnally, Manson C.

     Manson C. Donnally, 66, of Newport News, VA, died Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness. He was a retired station attendant. He was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Gallia County, a son of the late Vera Donnally and Flossie Shafer Daniels of Gallipolis, who survives.
     He married Edna Gardner on May 16, 1955, in Gallia County and she survives along with two children, Susie West and Curtis Donnally, both of Newport News, VA: there is one grandson, a brother Robert Donnally and a sister Dorothy Kent, both of Gallipolis and another sister, Garnet Bridges, of Portsmouth, VA.
     He was a World War II United States Army Veteran. Arrangements will be announced by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

[Note: Social Security shows his birth as Nov. 27, 1923; died Dec. 6, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 7, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Donnally, Maria

     Died, Nov. 18th, Maria, infant daughter of Augustus and Elizabeth Donnally, aged 3 months, 21 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 22, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Donnally, Martin Luther

Martin Donnally Dies Thursday
     Martin Luther Donnally, Gallia County native and former school teacher and mail carrier, died Thursday at Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for nine days. Donnally was born April 12, 1874, in Gallia County, the son of Joseph and Helen Cherrington Donnally.
     He had lived in Jackson County for the past 20 years and at Hamden since 1941. He was a farmer and taught school in his earlier years in Gallia County, where he also served several years as a mail carrier. He attended Rio Grande College and was a member of the Leo Methodist Church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
     His wife, Laura, died in 1946. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Warren Merker of Hamden and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Blickle of Ironton. A son preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Gaskill Funeral Home, Wellston, with Rev. L. A. Donnally of Toledo officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home until the time of services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 2, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Donnally, Price

Leaper, Harry

Soldier Heroes Brought Home
     The bodies of Price Donnally of Crown City and Harry Leaper of Thivenir arrived here Sunday having been returned from France where both died of disease. The bodies were accompanied by Sergeant York who had just recently returned from France, after almost four years of service overseas.   
     Mr Leaper would have been 27 years of age last November. He died of flu in a hospital in France Oct. 8, 1918. He was married, his wife being formerly Miss Jessie Rose and also leaves two young daughters, Mildred and Hilda. The funeral took place Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leaper, Rev. Edgar Ewing officiating. He was buried with military honors at Mound Hill Cemetery under the auspices of the American Mechanics lodge of which he was a member.
     Charles Donnally, father of Price Donally, arrived here from Crown City Sunday evening and took charge of his son's body which was taken to Crown City Monday.
     Mr. Donnally died of disease in France after seeing active service on the battlefield where he was severely wounded. He was unmarried.
     The funeral and burial took place at Mercerville Tuesday.

[Note: Donnally stone, Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Twp.: 1894-14 Oct 1918. Leaper stone, Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis: 1893-1918]

Gallipolis newspaper
October 1918
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Donnally, Verne Bovie

Is Pneumonia Victim
     Verne Bovie Donnally, 34, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 7, 1933, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Cora J. Donnally of near Mercerville. He was a victim of pneumonia. He is survived by his mother, his wife, Mrs. Flossie Donnally, from whom he was living apart, three small children, two brothers, Gomer of Northup and Stanley of Huntington, and two sisters, Mrs. Webb Swain of Thivenir and Mrs. Odie Stewart of Bladen.
     Funeral services were Wednesday at Victory Baptist church by Rev. Earl Cremeens, burial following in Ridgelawn cemetery at Mercerville.

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Tuesday February 7, 1933

Donally, Vern Bovie

     Verne Bovie Donnally, son of Charles and Cora J. Donnally, was born December 25, 1898, and departed this life February 7, 1933, age 34 years, 1 month and 12 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides father and mother, four dear little children: Robert, Garnet, Manson and Dorothy; two brothers, Gomer of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Stanford of Huntington, W. Va., two sisters, Mrs. Garnet Swain, Thivener, Ohio, and Mrs. Sabra Stewart, Crown City, Ohio. One dear sister, Birdie, taken in early womanhood, and a brother, Price, who gave up his life in France, have gone on before to that better country. He also leaves a widow, Mrs. Flossie Donnally. While Verne has been in poor health for some months, his last sickness was of short duration which makes his loss doubly hard to bear by his loved ones.
     At an early age he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Victory Baptist church. While in mature years the cares of his life have encompassed him, we truly hope and trust he has gone to be with the loved ones who have gone before; gone where there will be no weary days and sorrowful nights, no fears or doubts, no tears or heart aches for these shall have passed away.
     How sweet to meet brother and sister again after the parting at the door of death to meet at the door of eternal life. Surely we who are left can say “Not my will but thine, O Lord.”

What though all things pass away,
And like the falling leaf decay;
What though this life is but a breath,
And life walks hand in hand with death.
There is a resurrection day,
Beyond this darkness shines per [unreadable text] day.

Card of Thanks
     We want to thank all our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during our sad bereavement. The choir for their beautiful singing, Rev. Jennings Cremeens for his consoling words, and Undertaker Lee Stevers for his efficient services.
      Mother and Children

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Tuesday February 7, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Donnally, Wilda Virginia

     Wilda Virginia, daughter of Gomer and Amy Lewis Donnally, came into this world August 1, 1923, and left it for a better one April 2, 1925, aged 1 year, 8 months and one day.  She leaves to mourn their loss father, mother, sister Helen, brother Maurice and twin sister Wanda, three grandparents and a great number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Her stay here on earth was short for God had need of her.

 "For shall I have naught that is fair" saith he,
     Have naught but the bearded grain
   Though the breath of these flowers are sweet to me,
   I will give them all back again.    And they shall all bloom in the fields of light
     Transplanted by my care,
   And saints upon their garments white
     These sacred blossoms wear.    The mother gave in tears and pain,
     The one she most did love,
   For she knew she would meet her again
     In the field of light above.
     The funeral services were conducted at Victory church Sunday by Rev. Ercel Niday, interment in the
Mercerville cemetery.

[Note: Place of burial is questionable. Her name is included on the tombstone of her parents in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ohio Twp. but her parents died approximately 50 years later.]

Gallipolis paper
April 2, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Donnelly, Elmer

Death of Mr. Donnelly
     Elmer Donnelly, crown city, sent to the Athens hospital last September, died there Sunday in his body was brought home Monday, the burial taking place at the Campbell graveyard. He left a wife no children. Four brothers and two sisters survive.

[Note: buried as X. E. Donnally]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 9, 1913
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Donnett, Adeline

Death of Mrs. Adeline Donnett
     Mrs. Adeline Donnett, widow of the late Francis Donnett, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Matthew Payne on Garfield Avenue, Friday, December 19, 1924, at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Donnett had been in failing health for several years. She leaves two sons and three daughters: Frank of Ironton; Mrs. Cora Smith, Sherman and Mrs. Ina Payne of Gallipolis and Mrs. Nina Small of Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. Fields with burial at Pine Street Cemetery by George Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate..born May 16, 1850; died Dec. 19, 1924; aged 74 years, 7 months and 3 days. Parents: Joshua Brothers and Elizabeth Forgreen.]

Gallia Times (Weekly)
Dec. 26, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Donnett, Elias [Gibson]

Death of Mrs. Donnett
     Mrs. Elias Donnett, widow of Jos. Donnett, died at her home on Vine Street, Friday, September 6, 1912, aged 69 years. The funeral services were conducted at her home Monday afternoon by Rev. J. O. Newton, of the First Baptist church, burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. She was a member of the Daughters of America and the funeral was under their auspices. 
     Mrs. Donnett is survived by brothers John and William Gibson of this city; sisters Mrs. Henry Broyles of Garfield Avenue, Mrs. William Long of East Gallipolis and Miss Dollie Gibson of Columbus. The following children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother: Joseph Donnett of Huntington, Edward of this city, Lewis of Bellaire, Mrs. Willis McConnell and Miss Goldie of Charleston. Mrs. Donnett was a good Christian woman and the family will have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

[Note: Cemetery records list the name as Ella Donnett]

Gallipolis Bulletin
12 Sept 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Donnett, Frank

DEATH - Came Suddenly to Frank Donnett Sunday Morning
     Mr. Frank Donnett, a well known citizen of Garfield Avenue, was found dead in his bed, Sunday morning, Nov. 29. The day before he had been to town and spent a few minutes in this office, being in apparently as good health as usual, though he complained some and had not been well for a year. Heart failure was the cause of his sudden end.
     Mr. Donnett was about 60 years of age and a native of New York City. He came here when but a lad and made it his home. For several years he was the finisher at the Ohio Valley Furniture factory and an expert at the business. In recent years he has done odd jobs, being not able to stand hard work.
Besides a loving wife he leaves two sons, Sherman and Frank Donnett and three daughters; Mrs. Art Smith, Mrs. Matthew Payne and Miss Nina Donnett. He was a good friend and neighbor and generous to a fault and had many friends.
     The funeral services were conducted at his late home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Cherrington, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son. The pall bearers were his nephews, Frank, Lewis and Joshua Brothers and W. F., John and Chas. North.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 4, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Donnett, Frank

Sudden Death Of Mr. Frank Donnett
     About five o'clock Sunday morning Mr. Frank Donnett was found dead in bed by his wife. Mr. Donnett had been complaining and not in his usual health for several weeks but his death came as a sudden shock to his family and many friends.
     The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home on Garfield Avenue by Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington, burial by Hayward & Son at Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: Death certificate...born 1849 in New York, died Nov. 29, 1908; 59 years of age. Finisher. Married]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Nov. 30, 1908
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Donnett, Joseph

     Mr. Joseph Donnett, living on Vine street, and ill with a complication of troubles, died this Friday morning, February 22ed, at 8 o’clock, aged about fifty years. He was born in France and came to this country when quite young with his parents. The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. B.F. Jackson, the burial following at Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. He leaves a widow and several children to mourn their great loss. Mr. Donnett was a good citizen and respected by everyone. For three years he has been in an invalid condition and has received great sympathy, as his family will now.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 27, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Donnett, Joseph

     Mr. Joseph Donnett died at his home on Vine Street on Friday morning, 22d February, 1895, after an illness of three years. Mr. Donnett was not quite fifty years old, and came when a boy to this city with his parents from France, and was a respected citizen of our town.
     The funeral services were held at Mr. Donnett’s home on Sunday afternoon by Rev. B. F. Jackson.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, March 2, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Donnett, Lulu [Watterson]

Died Here Thursday
     Death came to Mrs. Lulu Watterson Donnett, wife of Sherman Donnett, Thursday evening, June 2, 1927, after several months critical illness. She was born in Mason county, West Va., June 16, 1888, the daughter of the late John and Mrs. Maria Coverston Watterson. Coming to Gallipolis at the age of 15 she entered the Journal office where she learned to be a compositor and later was an employe(e) of the Tribune for many years and at the time of her marriage to Mr. Donnett in June, 1925, she was employed by the Gallia Times.
     Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, at whose home she
died, two brothers, William of Bellaire and Fred Watteson of Nora, Va., and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Matthews of Crestline, Mrs. Edith Wallace, of Linwood, w. Va., and Mrs. Lee McKean of Gallipolis.
Announcement of funeral arrangements will be made Saturday.

[Announced later that she was buried at Mound Hill, remarks were given by minister of Presbyterian Church and her late father Mr. John Watterson, a well known West Virginia lumber and timber man.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 9, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Donnett, Lulu [Holcomb]

Death of Mrs. Sherman Donnett
     Mrs. Sherman Donnett died at her home on Vine Street Friday afternoon, Feb. 16, 1923, at 1:30 o’clock after a two years illness with cancer. Mrs. Donnett was Miss Lulu Holcomb before her marriage, and was 48 years of age. She leaves her husband, S. E. Donnett, three sons, Charles, and Verne at home and Louis of Columbus and one daughter, Miss Nelle, who has a position at Warren, O.
     The funeral services will be conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. John Glenn. Burial will be at Mound Hill by G. J. Wetherholt & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 17, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dooley, Lucy [Frost]

Lucy Dooley Claimed
     Lucy N. Dooley, 64, died at her home at 2136 Chatham Ave., around 9:45 p.m., Sunday. She was born in Henderson, W. Va., on April 6, 1906, daughter of the late Isaac and Maude Carroll Frost. She is survived by one brother, Glenn Frost, of Pittsburgh. She was a retired riverboat and city schools cook.
     She was twice married, first to John Rutherford, in 1922. They had three children: Mrs. Worthy (Josephine) Saunders [Siders], Gallipolis; John Rutherford, Anaheim, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Whitley, who preceded her in death. Her first husband was killed in an automobile accident. Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. She was married to George Dooley in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1969.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 28, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dorsey, Delilah

     Funeral services for Mrs. Delilah Dorsey were held on Friday with Rev. Green officiating. The impressive services were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and kinfolk. Interment was made in Union Cemetery, Toronto.

[Note: Delilah Dorsey died 22 February 1923 in Steubenville; she was the daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Stokes) Fulks of Guyan Twp.; born 6 July 1848 in WV; widow of J. M. Dorsey; burial Union Cemetery, Toronto OH; informant was her daughter Mrs. J. Roy Black, Steubenville]

Steubenville Herald Star
Saturday 24 February 1923
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page

Doss, Mary [Jones]

Death of Mrs. Doss
     Mrs. May Doss, of Clay township, died this morning with typhoid pneumonia aged about 22 years, leaving an infant daughter. He[r] maiden name was Jones, she being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jones of Rio Grande. She was a most estimable lady, and had only been ill one week.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 01, 1895
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Dotson, Jonathon

     Jonathon Allen Dotson, infant son of Johnnie Dotson, Jr. and Brenda Lee Dotson, Gallipolis, was stillborn at Holzer Medical Center Thursday. Surviving was a twin sister, Dana Marie Dotson. Maternal grandmother is Mary Lee, Gallipolis, and paternal grandmother is Mary Josephine Cordell, Bidwell. The family resides at 714 Second Ave.
     Graveside services will be held at the Pine Street Cemetery on Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., the Rev. Dennis Hurt officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 20, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Douglas, Albert 

Death's Record
       Death's summons came to Albert Douglas, one of the pioneer residents of Adamsville,  Monday, the 25th.  He had been in declining health for sometime, and his death was from general debility. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 80 and leaves a wife and several children.  Burial was Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 2, 1897 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Dowdall, James W. M.

     Died, in this town, on Saturday last, 7th inst., James W. M., infant son of Eli and Sarah Jane Dowdall, aged 8 months and 7 days.

Oh, the lamb, the loving lamb,
The lamb on Calvary,
The lamb that was slain but liveth again,
To intercede for me.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 12, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Downing, Elizabeth [Safford]

Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Downing
     Mrs. Elizabeth Downing, daughter of the late Robert Safford, and widow of James Downing died at the home of Phillip Blazer, Ashton,W, Va., with whom she has been living since her husbands death, at 2 o'clock Saturday morning, February 20, of typhoid fever. Her remains were brought here on the steamer Carrie Brown Saturday night, interment Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at Centenary graveyard. She leaves one son.

Gallipolis Journal
March 2, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Downtain, Lillian [Mullineaux]

Dies at Home after Illness
     Mrs. Lillian Mullineaux Downtain, 83, a descendant of one of the early French families in Gallipolis, died at 1 a.m. today at her home at 615 Fourth Ave. She had been unable to walk for 10 years and had been a bed patient for four years but during this long illness she had maintained a state of cheerfulness that was evidence of her Christian faith.
     Mrs. Downtain was born in Gallipolis the daughter of the late James and Anna Kuhn Mullineaux. Her family was prominent in the early development of the community and she was known and highly esteemed by the people of this community for four score years. She was 83 years old May 2.

Attended City Schools

     She attended the Gallipolis schools and was graduated from the old Academy. Her father built the first building at Rio Grande College, Atwood Hall, which was destroyed by fire. He was the overseer of the construction of the first buildings at the Gallipolis State Institute.
     She and William Stockwell Downtain were married at her parents' home Nov. 20, 1895, by the Rev. W.E.I. de'Argent. After their marriage they moved to Fayetteville, W.Va., where they lived for 11 years and then to Warsaw, Ky., to live until they returned to Gallipolis in 1919. He died June 14, 1936.
     Lill Downtain, as she was known by an uncounted number of friends, was a good neighbor, a friendly person and a fine Christian character. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Only Brother Dead
     Her only brother, Edgar Percy Mullineaux, died Oct. 6, 1951. Her nearest surviving relatives are: a nephew, Douglas Mullineaux, and a great nephew, James Mullineaux. She is also survived by several cousins.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Methodist Church with the Rev.Paul Niswander officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Pine Street Cemetery under the direction of Miller's Funeral Home for Funerals. The body will be taken to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. E.P. Mullineaux, Wednesday afternoon, where friends may call until time for the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1953
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Downtain, William Stockwell

Useful Career of W. "Stock" Downtain Ends Career as Printer Ends Near Starting Point
Funeral at 2 Tuesday
     William Stockwell Downtain, known as "Stock" to his unnumbered friends, passed away at the Holzer Hospital at 1:45 Sunday morning. That the end was near was made known by this paper Saturday, but his death had been rather expected at any hour after he was removed from his home to the hospital last Wednesday. During that period he was in a coma.
     For months his health had been failing. He had a heart affection and a complication of ailments. Despite his recent physical handicaps, he did not complain even when his physician asked him pointed questions about his condition, and he went to his post of duty as long as his strength would permit. Fortunately, he had assistants whom he trusted implicitly and who repaid his confidence with wholehearted devotion and geunine affetcion.

An 18-Carat Booster
     Thousands will lament the passing of this genteel and generous man...near relatives scattered from coast to coast; old associates and other friends in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. And Gallipolis has lost one of its foremost boosters. He had lived in various towns, but his loyalty to and love for this city were profound and constant.
     As a boy in Gallipolis, and this may surprise some of his latterday intimates..."Stock" turned to the printing trade. For a while he conducted a small shop in (the) rear end of Moore's book store, then located on Second street, two or three doors below State, and within 200 feet of his present plant. He returned to Gallipolis in 1919, worked in the old Bulletin plant, where the Lafayette Hotel is now. A year or two later when the Bulletin was absorbed by Times and C.H. Booton opened the commercial printing plant on State street, Mr. Downtain worked there and acquired the plant in 1925. He made it the largest plant of the kind between Parkersburg and Huntington.

Native of Kentucky

     Decedent was born in Covington, Ky., 66 years ago last Feb. 20, or in 1870. He was the oldest son and the second child of the late James Grotious Downtain and Grace Stockwell Downtain, both natives of Fleming county, Ky. At that time the elder Mr. Downtain was employed on the Cincinnati Enquirer. Later he was appointed a pension examiner and the family moved here.
     The Downtains must have stayed here a comparatively short time, for in 1895 the father and his oldest son sold the Huntington Advertiser to Col. J.H. Long, head of the company which publishes the paper and the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

Married 40 Years
     On Nov. 20, 1895 "Stock" Downtain and Lillian Kuhn Mullineaux were united in marriage at the bride's home by Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent. Down through the years she has been his faithful and devoted companion and helper.
     For 11 years thereafter they made their home in Fayetteville, W.Va., and he was closely associated in business with the late George C. McIntosh. They published the Free Press. From there Mr. and Mrs. Downtain went to Warsaw, Ky., where he published the Independent up to 1918, or the year before they moved to Gallipolis. At an earlier time he was connected with the Charleston Mail.
     Notwithstanding that he headed an exacting business and continously strove to expand and improve his plant, Mr. Downtain was active in many circles. He was a member of the Grace M.E. church, of all the Masonic bodies, American Mechanics, and Rotary club, and boosted every civic organization and community undertaking and worked indefatigably as treasurer and on committees to promote every fall festival and regatta that have been held here.
     Besides his wife, who has suffered much in recent months, from illness and injury, there survive five sisters and two brothers: Harriett L. Downtain, Mrs. Henry F. Campbell and Jas. G. Downtain, all of Los Angeles; Lamar Q. Downtain, Indianapolis; Mrs. Chester C. Ricker, Detroit; Mrs. J.J. Scherer and Helen M. Downtain, both of Richmond, Va. Of many surviving nieces and nephews, three have numerous acquaintances in this section; and the three are William Downtain Ohley, Charles Stockwell Ohley and Mrs. Silas Pickering, all of Charleston.
     Of the children named James G. is the only one born here at 85 Court street, now the home of Howard Neal. The family lived for a while on Fourth above Cedar where the Pierson family now lives.
     Funeral services under the auspices of of the Knights Templars, will be held at Grace church at 2 o'clock Tuesday. Rev. H.H. Wilbur will officiate. Interment in Pine street cemetery by F.J. Entsminger.
Pallbearers selected from Knights Templars will be W.W. Sigler, C.W. Weaver, H.R. Safford, L.E. Smith, Judge W.R. White and H.R. Hurn. Honorary guard--D.L. Reisinger, Clay Liddy, Robert Henke, Sheriff Elmer E. Hatfield.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 15, 1936
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Drake, Gertrude E.

     Gertrude E. Drake, 81, a resident of Rt. 1, Vinton, died at her home at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday. She had been in failing health for several years. Mrs. Drake was born on Jan. 10, 1897, in Meigs County, (Salem Center community) daughter of the late Delbert and Mirah Thaxton Williams.
     Survivors include her husband, Burl Drake. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of the Huntington Grange.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with burial in Salem Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m.

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

Drake, Perry

Sudden Death of Well-Known Man
     Perry Drake, a well known farmer of Bush's Mill, Ohio, died very suddenly at the home of a friend, John Rardin, of 2954 Fifth Avenue last night about an hour after arriving at the home, with the complaint that he was feeling ill. Drake, according to his son, who came here after being notified by telephone of the father's death, had left home Tuesday for Cincinnati, taking a Green line steamer.
     Drake walked into the Rardin home late yesterday afternoon, and as his illness became serious Drs. Williams and Haynes were called. The man suffered from acute indigestion, according to the report.
The members of the Rardin family inquired as to the possible cause of Drake's illness, and it was learned that he had eaten a number of weinerwursts, is being supposed that the indigestive attack was due to this fact.
     He was 65 years old and was at one time a resident of this city being employed by the McCoach Wholesale and Storage Company. Two daughters and one son, with the wife are left.
     The body will be taken by the Butler Undertaking Company to the home near Gallipolis this afternoon.

- Huntington Herald-Dispatch, October 13.
     Mr. Drake was one of Ohio Township's most highly respected citizens and his sudden death came as a great shock to his many friends. He is survived by his widow and three children. The funeral services, which were conducted at the Mt. Zion Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Carey, were largely attended. The remains were interred in the Mt. Zion Cemetery by undertaker Stever.

[Note: Tombstone dates are 1853-1916]

Gallipolis paper
Oct 13, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Dray, Anna

     Mrs. Anna Dray, 58, wife of Claude Dray of Mercerville died early Wednesday morning at Holzer Hospital. Her death followed a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Roxie Craig McGuire. She is survived in addition to her husband by the following children, Raymond B. Workman of California, Mrs. Woneta Sitzman of Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Louis Rolfes, and David Workman, Jr., both of Powell, and Mrs. Jane Kerns of Athens. There are 23 grandchildren, one step-daughter and one sister, Mrs. Ida Watson of Gallipolis. Three surviving brothers are Charles McGuire of Chillicothe, Alva McGuire of Crown City, and half-brother, James of Chillicothe.
     Services were held Saturday afternoon at Mercerville Baptist church, with burial in Mina Chapel cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home.

Gallia Times
November 7, 1964
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski

Dray, Anna Mc Guire

     Mrs. Anna Mc Guire Dray—Fifty-eight years old, of Mercerville, O., who died Wednesday in a Gallipolis hospital, will be buried in the Mina Chapel Cemetery following funeral services today at 2 p.m. at the Mercerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Unrue and the Rev. Earl Cremeans officiating. Friends my call at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville.

[Born May 2, 1906 Died Novembers 4, 1964

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 7, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Dray, Arena

     Mrs. Arena Dray, wife of Mr. H. N. Dray, died in this city last Tuesday afternoon. A husband and six children survive her and mourn their loss, funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at ten O’clock. Burial at the Old Cemetery.

[Note: Died September 4, 1894, buried at Pine Street]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 8, 1894
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Dray, Cloda Maxine

     Cloda Maxine Dray, 61, of 11 White Ave., Gallipolis, died Wednesday at her residence. Born April 11, 1928 in Lancaster, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William R. and Mary Poynter Adkins.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dray, in 1981; and by two brothers. Surviving are two sons, William Harold Dray Jr., Toledo, Ohio, and Frank Dray, Gallipolis; three grandchildren, one step-grandchild; a step-mother, Audry Adkins, Gallipolis; four brothers, Fred Adkins, Columbus, Paul Adkins, Bidwell, Ronald Adkins, Cape Coral, Fla., adn Charles Adkins, Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Delbert (Donna) Higgenbotham, Columbus; two step-brothers, Charles Stover, Springfield, Ohio, and Roger Stover, Gallipolis.
     Services will be conducted Saturday, 11 a.m., at Morgan Center Christian Holiness Church, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial follows in Morgan Center Cemetery. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Lane, Frank Haskit, Richard Adkins, Bruce Dray, Bill Higgenbotham, and Charles Higgenbotham, Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Dray and

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

Dray, Delbert Donovan

     Services for Delbert Dray, 40, who died in Georgetown University hospital Friday [April 29, 1960*]night, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Home for Funerals. Rev. Ce?? Mayle will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note:*Born March 1, 1920, Ohio Twp.; d. April 29, 1960, son of Roxie and Craig Dray – obituary carried in the April 30, 1930 Gallia Times, p. 1, col. 1]

Unknown Gallia County newspaper
About May 1, 1960
Transcribed by Deanna Wilson Partlow

Dray, Divers E.

     Divers E. Dray, 77, Gallipolis, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at his residence. Born Dec. 24, 1920 in Gallia County, son of the late Raymond Nelson and Mable Plymale Dray, he was a farmer, and had retired in 1986 from Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
     Surviving are his wife, Emagene Barcus Dray, whom he married Nov. 17, 1955 in Gallipolis; a daughter, Debbie (Chuck) Taylor of Gallipolis; a son, Nelson (Anitra)Dray of Gallipolis; two stepdaughters, LaVelle (William) Hamrick of Michigan, and Dorothy (Bob) Roach of Gallipolis; a stepson, Larry Criner of Texas; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Junior Dray of Flint, Mich., and Jack Dray of Crown City; and two sisters, Edith Irene Dray of Gallipolis, and Betty (Joe) Camden of Bidwell.
     He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Terri Howard; three brothers, Kenneth, Claude and Vance A. Dray; and two sisters, Virginia Jamison and Juanita Wallace.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. September 5, 1998
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Dray, John Wesley

     John Wesley Dray, 71, a veteran of world War I, died Friday at his residence at 108 Vine St. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, James Dray, Chillicothe, and John Dray, Jr., Lorain; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Davis, Rodney. There are 11 grandchildren.
     Dray was a member of several veterans organizations, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He was born May 22, 1897 at Crown city and had resided all his life in Gallia County.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Home for Funerals, with military rites by Lafayette Post 27, American Legion. Burial will be in Swan Creek Cemetery.

Sunday Times Sentinel
June 23, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dray, Roxie Ann Craig

Mrs. John Dray Died Last Night
Rites 2 Monday
     Mrs. Roxie Ann Dray, wife of John Dray, died at 7 o'clock last evening at their home in Chillicothe, after a short illness. Her death came on her 56th birthday. The Drays had moved to Chillicothe from this county but a short time ago.
     Mrs. Dray was born in Ohio Twp., and was a daughter or Robert and Missouri Harbour Craig. Her first husband, Charles McGuire, is dead. She is survived by her second husband and two sets of children. The first set is composed of Mrs. Claude Dray and Mrs. Ira Watson, Gallipolis; Charles and Alva McGuire, Chillicothe, and Glenville, in the U. S. Army. The Dray children are Delbert Dray, Gallipolis; James, in the U. S. Army and Alice, at home. There are 15 grandchildren, one brother, Ezra Craig of Bladen, and three sisters, Mrs. John Lemons, Mrs. Roy Pickett and Mrs. Garrrett Blake, all of Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (slow time] Monday at Mt. Zion Church in Ohio Twp., with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Interment will be made there by F. L. Stevers.

[Note: Date from tombstone 1808-1944. Death Certifcate has dates B.3 March 1888 -
D.3 March 1944]

Gallipolis Paper
March 3, 1944
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Dray, Roxie

In Memoriam
     In loving memory of our dear mother, Roxie Dray, who passed away March 3, 1941.

Just one year ago you left us, And that year has been so sad.
For you were the dearest mother That any Children ever had.
And we miss you how we miss you, But we hope that some sweet day
We will meet you up in heaven There forever more to stay.
                                                       The Children.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin.                                                                      Top of Page

Dray, Sarah Ellen

     GALLIPOLIS - Sarah Ellen Dray, 73, Gallipolis, was dead on arrival at Holzer Medical Center Friday. She was born in Gallia County, daughter of Robert Duncan and Flora Luella Fulton Dray.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Landolph (Frances) Blackburn and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Persinger, both of Gallipolis; nine grandchildren, nine great-grand-children, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Rose of Gallipolis and Mrs. Herb (Ethel) Arrington of Porter; and a brother Harold Dray of Gallipolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Elmer Nibert.
     Services will be Monday, 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. John Jeffery officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: 4/24/1903 - 10/15/1976]

Athens Sunday Messenger
October 17, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drouillard, C. C.

     Died, at the residence of his father, in Gallipolis, on Monday morning, April 18, 1864, Mr. C. C. Drouillard, in the 34th year of his age. The Funeral Services will take place on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the M. E. Church. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

[Note: The inscription on the tombstone gives the date of death as 4/28/1863.]

The Gallipolis Journal
April 21, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Drouillard, Joseph

Death of Jos. Drouillard, Esq.
Life’s Cares Laid Aside at the Age of Ninety-Nine
     Mr. Joseph Drouillard, the most aged citizen of this city, if not of Gallia County, laid down his long, honorable and useful life at home on Third St., Sunday afternoon, March 10th, 1895, at twenty minutes past 2 o’clock, passing into eternal and blissful rest in the 99th year of his age.
     We looked upon his calm and placid features this morning, as they lay robed for the tomb, with an indescribable feeling of awe and respect. We but state the truth when we say that he did not look to be over sixty years of age, there being scarcely a wrinkle upon his face, and there was such a look of perfect peace and goodness shining, though dead, through every feature, that we were reminded of, and could not refrain from repeating the lines, “There was the look of Heaven upon his face, such as the limners gave to the beloved disciple.” His whole life had been one of kindness and sweetness to all with whom he came in contact, and the lifeless clay showed that impress perfectly and beautifully. Mr. Drouillard was cast in a delicate mould, his frame being of average height and weight, with a head of fine, silken, brown hair, whitened with the frosts of nearly an hundred years, and a mild, clear, blue eye, full of affection, intelligence and refinement. His soft, white hands resembled those of a lady more than a gentleman, and every lineament of his countenance bespoke delicacy, gentility and intellectuality. Through all the long years of his helplessness he was as tenderly cared for as a babe upon its mother’s bosom, and when the end came his last look and the last impress of his hand was given to them in perfect resignation to the will of Him who doeth all things well.
     His funeral services will be conducted at his late home at 2 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. B. F. Jackson, of the M.E. church, Rev. F. P. Lutz, of the Episcopal and Rev. W.E. I. D’Argent, of the Presbyterian church, also, taking part. His remains will be deposited in the Old Cemetery by the side of his beloved wife, who preceded him to the better world 34 years ago. Some of his children are also buried there. His burial will be conducted by Undertaker Wetherholt, under the auspices of the Masons, he having been a member of that Order for 77 years. The pall bearers will be of his Masonic brethren, and those selected are Col. W. G. Fuller, Dr. Jas. Johnston, Judge H. P. Hanna, Charles D. Kerr, George House and W. T. Minturn.
     The writer prepared a sketch some years ago of Mr. Drouillard, which will bear repetition.
Mr. Drouillard was born in Wellsville, Brooke Co., Va., Sept. 1, 1796. His father was a Frenchman and his mother a Kentuckian. His father was a merchant trader by occupation, and was the father of three children older than Joseph, viz. Drusilla, Hannah and Simon. The family moved to Millersport, below here, when he was about four years old and settled on a farm. Millersport was then a part of Gallia county; now it is in Lawrence county. Here Mr. Drouillard remained and farmed with his father until the war of 1812 broke out, when he entered the army as Fife Major of the Regiment, and was in many skirmishes and some battles, but escaped unharmed. His life on the farm before entering the army was uneventful, much the same as other farm boys of his time. There were many wild animals in the forest back of Millersport at that time and he remembered with pride, of killing a bear when he was only ten years old. He naturally learned to love to hunt and fish, which became his pastime in after years, when freeing himself from business cares. He served in the army till the close of the war, and was at the time of his death, one of three or four male survivors of that war, drawing pensions, he drawing $8 per month for his services.
     He volunteered at Gallipolis in the spring of 1812, when 19 years of age under General Edward Tupper, commanding Ohio State troops, the following fall being transferred to the regular service. He was in the battle of Mississiniwa on the Wasbash where the Indians won the day. After the war and when exactly 24 years old he was married to Sarah Bowen, an estimable lady of Marietta. He lived in Gallipolis after the war and brought his bride here. They became the parents of nine children, one dying in infancy. There [sic] names are familiar to all adult citizens of Gallipolis, and are as follows: Susan M., yet living, widow of the late Capt. James Harper; Harriet, now dead, who became the wife of D. S. Ford, the grocer; Simon B., who removed to Portsmouth, now dead; Columbus C., now dead; Emily, the widow of Dr. A. L. Norton; Joseph Jr., yet at home; Capt. Jas. Pierre Drouillard, who died two years ago last October, and who was a graduate of West Point, serving through the war of the rebellion with distinction, and Miss Marie Drouillard who with her brother Joseph and Mrs. James Harper constituted his household. He had lived here as we said before, before going into the army, getting married after the war of 1812, and returned here, and all the children were born and reared here. He had been engaged in writing in the clerks office before marriage and continued in that office until 1832 when he was elected to the office and served in that capacity and as Treasurer and Auditor of the county continuously almost until the war broke out when he was made Postmaster, serving in that capacity for six years. He was also clerk of the State Supreme Court over 20 years. At one period in his early life he was a merchant, doing business on the corner of Court and Second Streets, where James G. Robinson’s barber shop is now located, then owned by Hiram Maxon.
     Since serving as postmaster he has not been engaged in any regular business, but was very active and could out walk the average man up to nine years ago, when he met with a severe accident while on a fishing ‘bout’ below town. Being engaged in putting up a tent (for he would camp days out at a time) he let the tent pole fall upon his back, across his kidneys that partially paralyzed him and which upon recovering, left him badly bent in form. Still he got about with the aid of two canes very well up to about three weeks ago when he was taken with a chill and gradually went down. Up to the time of his accident he took an annual deer hunt every fall in the mountains of West Virginia, was a good hunter and trapper and a splendid fisherman, and has taken many a fish out of the Ohio below here that weighed 45, 65, 75, 85 and 90 pounds and two that weighed 103 and 105 respectively.
     His memory and mind were excellent and he was a great reader, delighting in Plutarch, Josephus and ancient history. He belonged to that age when in his prime time in which Daniel Boone and his companions were yet familiar figures, but at last he is no more. Time ends all things and it has ended the life of this good old man. We do not wonder at his son and daughters being grief-stricken at his departure. He became more and more dear to them every day that his life was prolonged. He had never been heard to utter a bad or impatient word in his life. When he arose in the morning it was always with a bright smile on his face and a kindly word of greeting. Let us hope that when the resurrection morn shall dawn upon him that he shall arise in the same way to receive a Father’s love.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 31, 1895
Typed by Henny Evans                                                                                  Top of Page

Drummond, Adeliza Keller [Ripley]

Mrs. Drummond Dead
     On Saturday morning, January 11, 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. F. Bostick, Mrs. Adeliza Keller Drummond passed quietly into the great beyond. She was the daughter of Ammon and Pamelia Ripley, deceased, and was born near Patriot, Ohio, August 11, 1837, being at the time of her death 75 years and 5 months of age.
     She was married August 9, 1855 to Robert N. Keller who lived twenty-two years, dying August 14, 1877. To this union were born seven children one whom preceded his mother to the grave, Rev. John Keller, February 9, 1901. Six children are living to mourn the death of a good mother. Those living are Mrs. Mary Tipton, Mrs. Anise Cheatwood, Mrs. Bird Evans, Mrs. Grace Bostick, all of this county; Calvin in Payette, Idaho, and Alton in Pineville, W. Va.
     She professed religion at a very early age and while in her girlhood united with the Salem Baptist Church. Later on she removed her membership to Sandfork Baptist Church, where she has remained a faithful worker until the time of her death. Being left a widow with seven children, the youngest of which was two and one half years old, hers was a hard lot indeed to care for them through the many trails and vicissitudes of this life. How well she performed this task the many substantial homes erected by her children abide as a living monument to her memory.
     Her second marriage occurred June 6, 1888, when she became the wife of Thomas Drummond of this county, who died October 21, 1907, since that time making her home with her daughter, Mrs. D. F. Bostick.      She leaves a brother, Oliver Ripley of Texico, New Mexico, two half-sisters, Nancy Jane and Ann Edler, six children, thirty-six grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren to her affliction without a murmur and always looked to Jesus daily for his guidance. Her life especially during her illness was, is and will be a blessing to all who were permitted to be near her. She had been in failing health for some years past being confined to her bed a great portion of the time. The poor worn frame will never more be reached with the agonies of pain, her suffering is at an end. All that mortal hand could do was done to alley her suffering here. The great Physician is now administering to her wants. May we all live here that we may join hands on the other shore where there will be no more pain, no more shedding of tears.

[Note: She was buried as Adeliza Keller]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 23, 1913
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Keller, Mrs. Robt. [Adeliza Permelia Ripley]

Mrs. Keller Dead
     Mrs. Robt. Keller died at Cadmus Saturday morning. She was the widow of the late Robt. Keller and was past 80 years of age. Mrs. Keller was the mother-in-law of Dr. Morris Tipton, Probate Judge elect.

[Note: This obit is also listed under Drummond, Adeliza]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune [Buried at Sandfork]
Saturday, January 11, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond, Albert

     Albert Drummond, 73, Chesapeake, died Tuesday in Pulley Nursing Home, South Point. Born April 4, 1909, in Gallia County, son of the late Lester and Minnie Rupe Drummond, he was a retired farmer and was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Dillon.
     Surviving are two step-daughters, Betty Salmons and Darlene Christian, both of Chesapeake; three step-sons, Carl Carpenter, Homer Carpenter and Bernard Carpenter, all of Chesapeake; five sisters, Lula Birchfield of Carroll, Edna Sidner of London, Pearl Greene of Chillicothe; Myrtle McDonald and Margaret Smith, both of Columbus; two brothers, Ray of Yellow Bud and John of Hinsdale, IL.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, with Rev. Eddie Salmons officiating. Burial will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, near Proctorville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday.

[Note: died March 1, 1983]

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

Drummond, Arthur

     GALLIPOLIS - Arthur Wilson Drummond, 54, Bidwell Route 1, died early Saturday morning in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health for four years. He was born in Lawrence County, son of the late Harry and Murile Johnson Drummond. He spent all of his life in Gallia County and attended the Mount Carmel Church.
     Mr. Drummond is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sexton Drummond; seven daughters, Mrs. Owen (Carolyn) Ross, Miss Mabel Drummond, Mrs. Phillip (Lois) O’Neill and Mrs. Phillip (Mary) Heck, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. John (Janet Sue) Williams of Crown City, Mrs. Chester (Judy) Ward of Ewington and Miss Bonita Drummond, at home; five sons, William, Lonnie, Timothy and Roger, all of Gallipolis, and Charles, at home; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Minnie) Harrison and Mrs. James (Nancy) Warren, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Dale (Myrtle) Kemper and Mrs. Orville (Amy) Sexton, both of Kerr, and Mrs. Charles (Opal) Barcus of Crown City; and three brothers, Clifford of Gallipolis, Marshall of Dayton and Thomas of Addison. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday, 2 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. James Patterson and the Rev. Bruce Unroe. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 30, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond Charles [Ross]

Drummond Funeral To Be Held Today
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Charles Drummond who died Thursday at his home near Mina Chapel, will be held in the church there at 2 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis.

[Note: 7/29/1880 - 9/13/1945 Son of James R. & Harriet E. Folden Drummond]

Athens Sunday Messenger
September 16, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond, Curtis

Child Dead Of Measles

     Curtis, son of Robert and Ella Drummond, of Neal Avenue, died at 1:15 Sunday morning, of measles and whooping cough. The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church Tuesday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Frank Richards. Interment at the Pine Street Cemetery, by Wetherholt. Curtis was 5 years and nearly nine months old and was never a very stout child. The sympathy of the community will go to his bereaved parents.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday Evening, March 21, 1904
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Drummond, Elmer

     DRUMMOND - Mr. Elmer Drummond died at Huntington Sunday of consumption, leaving a wife and two children. The remains were brought here Monday and taken to Cadmus by Wetherholt, accompanied by a number of relatives. The burial occurred at Cadmus Tuesday, where Mr. Drummond was born and reared until about two years ago.

[Note: Buried in Olive Cemetery in Walnut Township as Charles Elmer Drummond.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 3, 1905
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Drummond, Emily Jane

Mrs. Drummond Passes Away At Daughter's Home
Aged 85 Years, Woman's Health Had Failed Some Time
     Mrs. Emily Jane Drummond died early Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Miller on upper river road. Mrs. Drummond's health had been failing for some time and for the past month she had been desperately ill and while it was known that she could not recover she was given tender care by her family and constant attention by a physician.
     Mrs. Drummond was born in Walnut township April 7, 1858 and her death quickly followed her 85th birthday. She was the oldest of the seven children of A . C. and Mary Corn Baker and the last survivor of their family. With the exception of two or three years spent at Wilson, O., Mrs. Drummond lived her entire life in Gallia county.
     She was the wife of the late A. F. Drummond to whom she was married Feb. 6, 1878 and was the mother of eight children. Three died in infancy and the eldest, Emmett passed away in December, 1942. She is survived by three sons, besides the only daughter in whose house she died, Esco of Waterloo, Clarence of Ironton and Floyd here. Miss Ruth Miller of the Gallipolis Department Store is a grand daughter and there are several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Drummond became a member of Flag Springs Methodist Church when but a small girl and lived a true Christian life. For 20 years she served variously as class leader, superintendent and teacher of the primary class at Flag Springs Sunday School and was a faithful attendant at all the services. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be remembered as a kind friend and obliging neighbor.
     Funeral services will be held at the Flag Springs Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. EWT. Rev. T. E. Kinnison of near Dayton will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery by W. W. Phillips of Waterloo and Ironton. Pall bearers selected are C. J. Price, Frank Saunders Jr., Cecil Cotton, Joe Stewart Jr., Noah Webster and Enoch Rice. The body will be at the Miller home after seven o'clock this evening and friends may call there.

[Note: From gravemarker year of death 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 10, 1943
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Drummond, Ermin Basil

     Ermin Basil Drummond, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. U. T. Drummond, died at their home, in Green township, near Gallia Furnace, January 23d, 1890, aged 3 months.
     He was the joy of the home until his sudden death. At midnight the parents awakened and found their babe in an unconscious condition. A physician was called, but too late, for the Angel of Death had taken it to God above. Nothing is know of the nature of the disease.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. Barnett, of Waterloo Circuit, and the remains laid to rest in Olive Cemetery. One Bereaved.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 12, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond, Harriet Wood [Prose]

Mrs. J. T. Drummond, 80, Succumbs After Four Months Illness
     Mrs. Harriett Wood Drummond, who was 80 years old January 25, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Reuben Wood, on Third avenue after a long illness. Fifteen weeks ago Thursday, Mrs. Drummond was stricken with paralysis and since that time it was know that her condition was hopeless. During the long and distressing weeks of her illness, she was tenderly and devotedly cared for in the home of her son.
     Mrs. Drummond was born in Walnut township, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Wooley Prose and had spent her entire life in the county. In her young womanhood she was married to Reuben Wood, who died several years later leaving her with seven children, the oldest but twelve years of age. After her children were grown and married she was united in marriage to J. T. Drummond, Civil War veteran, who is also deceased.
     Surviving are five sons and a daughter, all of this county: Allen and Dan live at Patriot; John lives near Alexander; Noah and Reuben Wood reside in Gallipolis and Lizzie, wife of Jenkin J. Davis, at Rio Grande. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two half sisters, Mrs. Charles Skinner, of Bloomington, Ill., and Mrs. D. W. Jones of Bealer, N. D.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church by Rev. George Sagen, with interment in the church cemetery, by A. E. Tope. Mrs. Drummond united with the Baptist church in childhood having her membership for years at Rio Grande. Grounds for the church where the last services will be held Sunday and where she will be laid to rest were donated many years ago by her father.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, June 10, 1933

Drummond Funeral
     The body of Mrs. Harriet Wood Drummond, who died Friday afternoon, was borne to its last resting place in Salem cemetery on Sunday afternoon by her five sons, Allen, Dan, Noah, John and Reuben Wood and her grandson, Hollis Wood. Rev. George Sagen officiated at the services in Salem Baptist church. A quartet composed of Alfred and Elmer Davis, Mrs. C. C. Richard and Mrs. John Steinbeck, accompanied by Miss Norah Condee, sang two of the decedent’s favorite hymns, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Going Down the Valley.”
A large concourse attended the services. Those coming from a distance included two grandsons, Fred and Noah D. Wood, accompanied by their wives, of Bowling Green, who returned home today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 13, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond, Homer Dale

Gallia Native Killed By Auto
     Homer Dale Drummond, 26, a native of Gallia county and a veteran of the Korean War, was killed at 2 a.m., Saturday morning while on his way home from his work at the Joanna Western Mills in Chicago, Ill. He was hit by a hit-skip driver and died in an ambulance while on the way to a hospital.
     Mr. Drummond was the son of Lester and Minnie Rupe Drummond who are residents of the Crossroads community in Walnut twp. He was married to Edith Annette Clay in February, 1955. One of 12 children, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lulu Cheatwood of Carroll, Albert of Chesapeake, Mrs. Margaret Smith and Myrtle Green of Columbus, Mrs. Lucille Meldick, Mrs. Pearl Green and Ray of Chillicothe, Mrs. Edna Null of Springfield, John Harold and Alfred of Chicago. A sister, Mildred, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at the Sandfork Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Tuesday, with Rev. Earl Cremeans officiating. Burial will be made at the Bethesda Cemetery under the direction of the Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home of the parents near Cadmus until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 11, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Drummond, James Franklin

J. F. Drummond, 91, Chesapeake, Dies; Gallia Co. Native
     James Franklin Drummond, 91, a native of the Mudsoc community of Walnut Twp., died Saturday morning at the home of his son, Truman Drummond, in Chesapeake. He was a retired teacher, having taught for about 50 years in Lawrence County and West Virginia. Funeral was held today, with burial in Rome Cemetery.
     Mr. Drummond was preceded in death by his wife and one daughter. He is survived by four sons, Charles of Huntington, Allman of Portsmouth, Homer of Scottown and Truman. There is one sister, Mrs. C. J. White of Scottown. Decedent was an uncle of County Treasurer, Otis Drummond, Mrs. J. E. Straight, Mrs. Elva Rutt and Mrs. Harry Truesdale.

[Note: Rome Cemetery is in Lawrence County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 16, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond, James Monroe

Death Comes to J. Monroe Drummond, 75

Funeral Services Will Be Held At Mudsoc At 2 Thursday Afternoon
     James Monroe Drummond, a well-known citizen of Walnut tp. and popularly known as "Roe" Drummond, died this morning at the Marting hospital in Ironton. He was 75 years old.
     It will be recalled that Mrs. Drummond, the former Hattie White, died on Friday morning, March 24 , at the Drummond home at Mudsoc and that Mr. Drummond was then in a critical condtion.
     He suffered two strokes about that time, but little is known here as to his subsequent illness.
     The surviving children are Elmer and Cyrus Drummond, Mrs. John Davis and Mrs. Curtis Elliott, all of Mudsoc; Mrs. Robert Davis, Patriot, and Miss Goldie, at home. A son, named Fletcher, preceded his parents in death. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. C. V. Boster of Huntington, and a brother, Tom Drummond of Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at Walnut church at Mudsoc at 2 o'clock Thursday, with Rev. C. W. Frye in charge. Burial there by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: buried in Neal Cemetery, Walnut Twp., Gallia County; born in 1864]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1939
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Drummond, Lucinda

Death of Mrs. Drummond
     Mrs. Samuel Drummond, aged about 66 years, and living at Cadmus, died on Friday morning of last week, February 24, 1899, at eight o’clock. She had been ill for sometime with lung trouble. Six children survive her, viz: Mrs. John Stewart, Mrs. May Barger, and Messrs. Emmett, Sylvester, Elmer and James Drummond.
     She was a lady highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral and burial took place at Mt. Olive on Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. Hughes conducting the funeral services.

Note: [11/16/1831 - 2/24/1899]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, March 4, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummond, Missouri F.

     Mrs. J. T. Drummond, who formerly lived here, died Wednesday morning at Sandfork. She is survived by four daughters, two sons and her husband. She was about 69 years old and a fine woman. She had been ill for over a year.
     The funeral will be Friday at 10 o’clock at the Walnut M. E. Church at Sandfork, by Rev. Mr. Neal and the burial at the same place by Undertaker Myers.

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

Drummond, Morris

Funeral of Morris Drummond
     The funeral of the late Morris Drummond will be conducted by Rev. W.D.Cherington at Clay Chapel Friday aftenoon at 1 o'clock with interment at the Chapel cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: born 1868; died 1917]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 17, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Drummond, Moulton M.

     Moulton M. Drummond, 92, of 1014 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery there.
     Born Oct. 6, 1879, at Walnut Township in Gallia County, Ohio, he was a son of the late Samuel H. and Mary Lowks Drummond. He was a retired carpenter and a former employee of Gallipolis State Institute, the State Department of Highways and the Gallipolis Water Department. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, St. John's Bible Class, Modern Woodmen of America, Morning Dawn Lodge, AF&AM, and the Cadmus Grange. He had lived in Gallipolis since 1924 and was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. A. A. Drummond of Huntington.
     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lucile Ball Drummond; a daughter, Mrs. Meda Mink of Gallipolis, three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     Friends my call at the funeral home between 2 and 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. today.

[Dates on gravemarker 1879-1971.]

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

Drummond, Vina [Loucks]

Mrs. Vina Loucks Drummond Dies
Mrs. Vina Drummond, widow of William A. Drummond, died at 8:30 last night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rutt at Cadmus. She had been ill two weeks and death resulted from the infirmities incident to her age.
     She was a daughter of Alfred and Ursula McDaniel Loucks and was born near Cadmus, Sept. 20, 1857. Her age was 79 years, 1 month, 26 days. She was united in marriage to Mr. Drummond March 14, 1878. He died about 30 years ago. She is survived by one brother, Perry Loucks, also of Cadmus, the last of seven children. Mrs. Earl Queen, formerly Laura Rutt, operator of a beauty shop in the theatre building, and Mrs. Stanley Saunders, both of this city, are granddaughters of the decedent.
     Funeral services will be held at Olive M. E. Church, of which the decedent was a member, at 2 o’clock Wednesday with Rev. O. L. Hall of Wellston in charge. Burial there by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 17, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Drummonds, Albert

Death of Mr. Albert Drummonds
     Mr. Albert Drummonds died at the County Home January 6, 1926. He leaves several children, one daughter, Mrs. James Prose, of this city. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Church with burial in charge of Undertaker A. E. Tope.

[Note: Born: Feb. 21, 1853; died Jan. 6, 1926, aged 72 years, 11 months and 13 days.. Divorced/Alice Dawson..Father Allen Drummond, mother? Cause of death: Endocarditis.]

Burial Bethesda Cemetery]
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 9, 1926
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Duckworth, Ada [Oliver]

Mrs. Duckworth Claimed Here
Services Listed
     Mrs. Ada Oliver Duckworth, 69, a resident of 26 Vinton Ave., died in Holzer hospital at 9 p.m. Sunday. She had been a patient there for the past five days. Mrs. Duckworth was born on Nov. 26, 1890 at Martins Ferry. She was the daughter of the late Theodric James and Florence Vance Oliver. The family came to Kanauga many years ago and she spent a large part of her life there.
     She was twice married, her first was to Dick Dickerson, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Walter Duckworth and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1958. Mrs. Duckworth is survived by one son, Arnold Dickerson, Third Ave., Gallipolis, tavern operator and two grandsons, Tommy, a student at Rio Grande College and Michael, who is serving in the Army. There is one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Dickerson, Long Island.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 3, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Duckworth, Walter C.

Former Postal Employe Dies
     Walter C. Duckworth, 66, a veteran of World War I, former riverman and more recently an employee of the Gallipolis post office, died in the Huntington Veterans hospital at 6 a.m. today. He had been in declining health since last Christmas, and was a patient in Holzer hospital several months ago. He had been in the Huntington hospital for five weeks. His late residence was at 26 Vinton St.
     He was a native of Syracuse, Meigs county, where he was born on April 22, 1892, the son of the late Adam and Sarah Kirton Duckworth. He was one of seven children and a brother and sister survive, Albert of Syracuse and Mrs. Charles (Sidney) Bartells of Huntington. He was married to the former Ada Dickerson in 1924 and she survives along with a stepson, Arnold Dickerson of Gallipolis, and two grandsons, Mike and Tom Dickerson. He had lived in Gallipolis for 33 years and prior to his last employment, he had been a riverman. Ill health caused him to retire from his post office position.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals and will be announced later. He was a member of the Syracuse Presbyterian Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 22, 1958

Duckworth Rites Friday
     Funeral services for Walter Duckworth, 66, World War I veteran, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Linson H. Stebbins will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Lafayette Post , American Legion, of which he was a member, will conduct military rites. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dudley, Nathan G.

     Died, in this city, April 29th, Nathan G. Dudley.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 6, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swail Hughes

Dufour, Emma

Emma Dufour Dead
     Miss Emma Dufour passed away at Lakeside Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 19, 1914 aged 59 years. She had been in poor health for several years. She was a former resident of Gallipolis and has many friends here who will hear of her death with regret.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 10, 1914
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Dufour, Virginia Frances

Recipient Of Flag From President Harrison Dies
Mrs. Jack Dufour Succumbs At Home of Nephew At Crawfordsville, IN
     Virginia Frances Dufour, wife of the late Jack Dufour, Civil War Veteran and widely known constable of his time, passed away at the home of her nephew, Mr. John Mears, at Crawfordsville, IN, Thursday, July 23, 1925, at the age of 74.
     As one of the distinguishing features of her life, she and Mr. Dufour had been presented with a flag made by Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, while her husband was President. Acute paretanitis was given as the cause of her death.
     Surviving the aged lady, who had lived here for several years, are her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Black of Hartford, IA and nephews, Fred Mears of Blackford and John of Crawfordsville.
     The body arrived Sunday over the New York Central Lines and funeral services were held at the George Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Establishment by Rev. J.R. Fields with interment following at Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mrs. Dufour was a lover of dumb animals and would not allow one of them to suffer. She was well versed in ancient lore and took a keen interest in human affairs.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 27, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Dufour, William

     A sad accident occurred on Saturday last near Pittsburg, Pa. —William Dufour, formerly of this county, and brother of James Dufour, of this place, was killed by the roof of a coal-bank, in which he was working, falling in upon him. Deceased leaves a wife there and two sons still residing here.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 11, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Dulaney, Margaret

Mrs. J. Dulaney, 80, Dies At Home On Georges Creek
Funeral Services To Be Held At 2 Sunday At Addison Church
     Mrs. Margaret Dulaney, widow of John Dulaney, died at 5:30 last evening at her home on Georges Creek (Gallipolis R. D. 1). Mrs. Dulaney had been ill the last four weeks and was in her 81st year. She had been tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Flora Thomas.
     Mrs. Dulaney was born at Waterloo, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1860. She was a daughter of John and Nancy Levisay Marshall. She and Mr. Dulaney were married in 1883 at Wellston but most of the years of their wedlock were spent in Addison tp. Besides the daughter named, two sons of this union survive: Archie Dulaney of Charleston and J. Harvey Dulaney, who owns and operates a tool shop here. Decedent was the last survivor of six children of John Marshall. She was a member of the Kanauga M. E. church and not only a member but chaplain of the Georges Creek Grange since 1920.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Addison M. E. church, in charge of Rev. H. N. Snider of Cheshire. Interment will be made in the Reynolds cemetery at Addison by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 10, 1940
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Dulin, Sarah M.

     BIDWELL - Mrs. Sarah M. Dulin, a former resident of Middleport, but for the past year residing in Bidwell, died at her residence, Sunday, Jan. 7, after a protracted illness in the 69th year of her age. She was a highly respected lady with many friends and relatives to mourn her departure. Her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Fuller with some beautiful remarks by Hon. J. S. Darst of Charleston, W. Va., a nephew of the deceased. The burial exercises were conducted by Undertaker Floyd Ward at Fairview Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 18, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dumble, Ann Eliza [Vanduyn]

Mrs. Dumble Dead

     Mrs. Ann Eliza Dumble, widow of the late J.W. Dumble, former Editor of the Middleport Republican, died Tuesday at her home in Washington, D.C. The Dumble family was formerly well known in the upper end of Gallia County.

[Note: Death Certificate..Ann Elizabeth Dumble born Dec. 23, 1837 Meigs County, Ohio; died Feb. 18, 1920; age 82 years. Parents: William B. Vanduyn (born NJ) and Elizabeth Smith (born Ohio). Widow of Joseph W. Dumble. Burial Middleport, Ohio.]

Gallia Times
Feb. 19, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Dunbar, Frances E.

One of This City's Most Brilliant Women Passes to Eternal Reward
     The death of Mrs. Frances E. Dunbar, Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 1912, will be followed by funeral services at her late home on Cedar street, at 2 o'clock, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dr. C. E. Mackenzie of St. Peter's church. Hayward conducting the interment at Mound Hill cemetery. The pall bearers will be Messrs. Miller Downing, Page Aleshire, Dr. W. H. Pritchard, Henry Menager, Ernest and Tom Halliday. The flower bearers, Will A. Robinson, C. M. Adams, S. M. Cherrington, J. M. Kaufman, W. N. Schartz, and Harry L. Maddy.
     Mrs. Dunbar was one of the very prominent ladies of this city. Her home, which was spacious as well as lovely, had many times been the scene of brilliant and enjoyable social functions, on a scale unsurpassed in a city of these dimensions. As a hostess and entertainer, she was not excelled by any, and was equaled by few. Her reputation in this direction extended beyond the confines of her home town.
Far and wide the home of Mrs. Dunbar was noted as a seat of unlimited, generous hospitality, and, in the days of her good health, she and daughters dispensed favors of this sort, we might say, lavishly and royally. Not only this, but in the privacy of her own home, she sought to make all happy with the passing of every day. Her home was a gladsome place at all times for her children and grandchildren. The poor and needy, the sick and distressed sought her out, knowing that their appeals for assistance would be kindly heard and, if possible, quickly answered. Her passing will be missed and regretted.
     Mrs. Dunbar was a woman of large executive capacity, what we call business capacity, among men. She managed and executed promptly and well, and without hesitation. She knew what to do and how to do it, in her home affairs, as well as hostess in social events, and always unselfishly sacrificed herself to make others happy.
     She will long be remembered by those who were fortunate in being counted among her friends. She was a valued member of the Ladies' Thursday Club one of the oldest and most cultured clubs of the city. She was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution and at one time Vice-Regent of the order her ancestors being of prominence in the early history of her country. She had been a member of the Episcopal Church since the early age of 13 years, and was always foremost in church and Sunday School work.
     She was the second daughter of the late William C. Miller and Caroline Newsom, General Lewis E. Newsom and Henry Miller, pioneer residents of the city, being her grandparents. Her sisters were Mrs. Downing, wife of Major J. H. Downing of Middleport, and Mrs. Annie E. Fitch, wife of Mr. Frank Fitch, and who died only recently. Mrs. Downing survives her. She is also survived by her brother, William C. Miller of Norwood, O. Her brother Henry died only last summer. She was a student of the old Gallia Academy under the administration of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sears, and was united in marriage with Capt. Samuel A. Dunbar December 13, 1870. They became the parents of Carrie, wife of Mr. Will McElhinny, of New Jersey, Maude, wife of Mr. J. E. Halliday, merchant of this city, Miss Frances Dunbar, at home, Samuel Miller Dunbar, now of Pittsburg, and Harry Gilbert Dunbar who died in infancy.
     She is survived by the following grand children to whom she was greatly devoted: Frances Mary Halliday, Tom Dunbar Halliday, Annie Fitch Halliday, John Ernest Halliday, William Dunbar McElhinny, Caroline Virginia McElhinny, Beulah Deane Dunbar, Samuel Arthur Dunbar, Jr.
     Mrs. Dunbar passed through a lamentable siege of suffering in the three weeks immediately preceding her death, but bore it bravely and heroically to the end, which came peacefully while she slept.
The immediate cause of her death was valvular heart trouble, secondary to glandular disease. The kindest sympathies of the entire town will be bestowed upon her bereaved relatives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Dunbar, Capt Samuel A.

Dunbar Funeral
     The funeral of the late Capt. S.A. Dunbar was at 2 o'clock Sunday at the family residence. The services of the Episcopal church were conducted by the Rev. Mr. McGhee of Pt. Pleasant, followed by the Knight Templar service by The Rose Commandery.
     The pall bearers were as follows: Active -Dr. Hanson, H. C. Johnson, S.A. Moore, Dr. Lupton, C.M. Adams and Chas. Garard; Honorary - Harry Maddy, W.N. Shartz, Fritz Nunencamp, Fred. Hanson, Dr. Kineon and Foster Burdell.
     The interment was at Mound Hill by Hayward.

[Note: There is a burial for S. A. Dunbar in Mound Hill Cemetery.    B. 1845 D. 1918.]

Newspaper and date unknown
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Dunbar, Samuel Miller

S. M. Dunbar, Native Gallipolitan, Dies At Pass Christian, Miss.
     Word was received by his sisters here last evening, that Sam M. Dunbar had died at his home at Pass Christian, Mississippi. The end came suddenly while he was partaking of a late breakfast, but he had been in very poor health for years and bedfast much of the time.
     Because of his failing health, accounted for in part by a heart condition, Mr. Dunbar severed his business connections five or six years ago and moved from Columbus to the Gulf shore more than two years ago. There he had lived at Gulfport and later at Pass Christian in the same county.
     Samuel Miller Dunbar had a varied and notable career, the latter part of which had to do with the coal and oil business. Like many another venturesome oil producer his fortunes had risen and fallen at frequent intervals, but invariable to him life was interesting and exciting and worthwhile, and “he had a heart for any fate.”
     Decedent was born in Gallipolis on August 4, 1878, the son of Samuel A. and Frances Miller Dunbar. He attended school here and was graduated from the Gallipolis High School in 1895. For a time thereafter he worked in the local post office under his father as postmaster. Then he went to New York and completed a business course. In the years that followed Mr. Dunbar engaged in the advertising business in Albany, N. Y., became a traveling salesman for Kellogg, cereal manufacturer at Battle Creek, Mich., and about a quarter of a century ago became president of the Wayne Coal Company of Pittsburgh. That was a Benedum & Trees concern, which produced coal on a vast scale by the stripping process. Later he acquired an interest in some of the oil ventures of that firm.
     Sam Dunbar was a super salesman, the qualities making him one having been inherited from the maternal line. He was a striking figure, a man of polish and charm, and perfectly at ease in any circle. He had visited every state and every state capital in the Union and he had lived in (besides New York and Albany and the Mississippi resort cites) Pittsburgh, Houston and Columbus.
     Surviving him are his wife, formerly Louise Jenkins of Columbus, and these children by previous marriages: Miss Ann Dunbar of Columbus, Mrs. John (Beulah) Johnson and Sam Dunbar of Los Angeles. Then there are three sisters, living in Gallipolis, Mrs. Carrie McElhinney, Mrs. J. E. Halliday and Mrs. Frances Dunbar Caldwell.
     Miss Ann Dunbar closed the Dunbar home in North Columbus a few days ago and, accompanied by Miss Lois Berry, left for Mare Island, San Francisco, to engage in government work. They have not reached their destination. Mr. Dunbar was a member of the Episcopal Church, a Mason and an Elk.
     It is uncertain when funeral arrangements will be completed. However, it was tentatively decided to place the body in a crypt at Pass Christian or a nearby city until plans for cremation or interment are determined.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 30, 1942
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Duncan, Vesta Mae

     Vesta Mae Wray Duncan, 77, of 1044 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 31, 1988, in Mr. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born Sept. 25, 1911 at Mercer's Bottom, W.Va., a daughter of the late George Allen Wray and the late Bertha Mae Wright. She had worked for several years for the Mason Cuunty Board of Education as a cook at Sunnyside School. Her husband, Henry F. "Hen" Duncan preceded her in death of Aug. 31, 1981.
     Surviving are three daughters, Betty Kent of New Albany, Ohio, Patricia Ann Criner of Pataskla, Ohio, and Ruby Mae Niday, Springfield, Ohio; one step-daughter, Rosemary Moss of Gallipolis, Ohio, one son, Vernon Dale Hobbs of Largo Fla; two brothers Bracy Wray of Apple Grove and Neil Wray of Springfield, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren
     Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Odell Bush officitatin. Burial will floolow in Beale Chapel Cemetery. Apple Grove. Friends may call at Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 5 p.m. today.

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

Dunn, Cynthia Adeline

Aged Mrs. Dunn Dies Sunday, Burial Tues.
     Mrs. Robert Dunn, 85, died Sunday evening at her home on the Maddy place, Georges Creek. Mrs. Dunn is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gordon Sibill and Mrs. Fred Sullivan, of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Fred Henry at home, and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at her late home Tuesday at 11 a.m. by Rev. C. G. Billups, of Pt. Pleasant. Interment will be at Leon, W. Va., by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 10, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dunn, Margaret

Mrs. Dunn Died At Columbus, Ohio
     Mrs. Margaret Dunn died at the home of her daughters, Miss Jennie Dunn and Mrs. Narcie Deletombe, in Columbus, last Friday morning at the advanced age of 89 years. The body was brought here Saturday and taken to the home of Mrs. Julia Nevius on Second Avenue, where the funeral services Sunday afternoon by Rev. Hamilton Williams of the Presbyterian Church, were attended by a large number of the deceased's friends.
     The following acted as pallbearers: Miles Brown, Ira Huntington, E.L. Neal, S.F. Neal, Frank Bell and Charles Dadot. The remains were laid to rest in beautiful Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.
     Mrs. Dunn's maiden name was Fulton and she was born in Belmont County, Ohio. She was married there to John Dunn, who passed away in this city about 20 years ago. After their marriage they moved to Leon, WV; coming to this place in 1858, where Mr. Dunn entered the hotel business.
     At the beginning of the Civil War he moved his family to Pomeroy, where he conducted the Remington Hotel. After the war he came back here and ran the Geneva Hotel, later taking charge of the Dufour House, now known as the River View Hotel. He ran this in a most successful manner for about twenty years, when he retired on account of age.
     Mrs. Dunn gave her husband unremitting care during his declining years and this same lavish devotion was bestowed on her by her children after he had passed away. She is survived by two brothers, Andrew and Robert Fulton, one sister, Mrs. Anna McConnell of Homestead, PA; daughters, Miss Jennie Dunn and Mrs. Narcie Deletombe of Columbus, Ohio; sons J. Henderson Dunn, of the H.V. Railway and Attorney R.E. Dunn of this city and a grandson, Ned Deletombe of Philadelphia, PA. Mrs Dunn was a noble woman, held in high esteem and her death will be much regretted.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Dec. 29, 1820 Belmont, Ohio; died June 3, 1910, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; aged 89 years 5 months and 4 days. Parents John Fulton and Jane Alexander (both born Ireland).]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 3, 1910
Transcribed by F .K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Dunn, Robert Emmett

R. E. Dunn, Aged Attorney, Dies Here
Illness of Several Years Ends Monday At Gallia Hotel
     Death, which came to Emmett Dunn, early Monday morning, ended an illness of several years duration. Mr. Dunn, who was seventy-seven years of age, had been confined to his room for practically the last two years. He was born on the Kanawha river between Pt. Pleasant and Charleston, but came to Gallipolis in his youth, where he practised law until ill heath forced him to retire. He was the last of his family, a brother, Henderson Dunn, and  sister, Mrs. Narcie Deletombe having passed away within the year. He never married and a nephew, Edward Deletombe, of Philadelphia, is the closest surviving relative. P. B. Amsbary is a cousin.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gallia Hotel, where he had lived for many years. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOB as 1853 and DOD as 22 Dec 1930.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 22, 1930
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Dunn, William J.

New-Comer Dies 9 This Morning
     William J. Dunn, 72, who moved to Kanauga from The Flats last week, died at 9 o’clock this morning in the Holzer Hospital. Suffering from a heart condition, he entered the hospital at 9:15 Tuesday morning. He had contracted the flu about the time he and family moved and pneumonia was then feared.
     Mr. Dunn sold his farm to the Government which embraced it in the TNT Plant site and he bought the Cam Shaw property at Kanauga. Mr. Dunn was related to the Amsbarys, being a cousin of Miss Mittie, Harry and Byrd Amsbary. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, two sons by his first marriage and four daughters by his second marriage.
     The body was removed to the Franklin Mortuary and Mr. Franklin said he did not expect the funeral arrangements to be completed until late this afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 8, 1942

Dunn Rites Friday
     Funeral services for William J. Dunn, who died here Wednesday morning, will be held at the Franklin Funeral Home in Pt. Pleasant at 2 o’clock Friday. Interment in Lone Oak Cemetery. Mr. Dunn was born in Mason County 72 years ago and resided there until he moved to Kanauga less than two weeks ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 9, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dunsmore, Thomas

Died in Cincinnati
     Thomas Dunsmore, (colored) former resident of this city, died Monday, June 25, 1917, at Cincinnati. The remains will arrive here at noon Wednesday and will be buried from the Paint Creek Baptist church with interment at Pine street cemetery by G. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: Born 1847]

Gallia Times
June 29, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                            Top of Page

Durkee, Dale A.

     Dale A. Durkee, 86, 43 Cedar St., Gallipolis, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at his residence. Born May 9, 1897, in Gallia County, son of the late John W. and Susan Zimmerman Durkee, he graduated from Wilkesville High School and attended Rio Grande College and Marshall University. He was a retired teacher, working in schools in Gallia and Columbiana Counties and in Carlisle and Wellsville, Ohio.
     A World War I Army Veteran, he was a member of VFW Post #4464, American Legion Lafayette Post #27, local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, National Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association and Gallia County Senior Citizens.      He married Ida Murle Carter, who survives, on Nov. 9, 1929, at Pomeroy. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Henry.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.
     Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post #4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post #27.
Pallbearers will be Charles Barry, Kermit Fisher, Jim Myers, Hollis Queen, Vernon Kuhn, Russell Slayton and Howard Lee.

[Note: died March 23, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
March, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Durkee, Jennie 

     DIED---On the 13th of May, of putrid sore throat, Jennie, daughter of Henry and Julia Durkee, in the ninth year of her age.
     Jennie was a bright, unobtrusive little girl. She was taken ill while at school.  On returning from school, she remarked to her brother that she never expected to attend school again. In less than a week she was silent in death. She talked with perfect self-possession about the approach of death, just before her exit from earth. She summoned the family about her and bid them all hail her beyond the ravages of death.

[Note: Stone-born 1843..Stone.. Mound Hill-Burial--Unknown] 

Gallipolis Journal
June 5, 1862,  Vol. XXVII
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Dustin, Dr. B. W.

     PINE GROVE, OHIO, Aug 13th, 1885 - Dr. B. W. Dustin, son of Dr. Barnard and Mary Dustin, was born June 14, 1819, in Darlington, Beaver county, Pa., was married to Elizabeth J. Britton in 1843; she died in August, 1850, leaving four children, three of which died the following winter of scarlet fever. One is yet living, Dr. Jeremiah Dustin, who is practicing medicine in Vinton, Gallia county, O.
     May 15th, inst(?), he was again married, to Letitia Jackman, the result of this marriage was seven children, three of whom have gone to that bourne from which no traveler returns. Dr. Dustin ended his eventful life after a long and severe sickness; he bore all his pains with the greatest fortitude and died about 11 o'clock on Aug 5th, 1885.
     Dr. Dustin's father practiced medicine for forty years; he also practiced forty years, and I believe neither of them sued a man for a debt. He prescribed among all classes of people alike, and done[sic] all he possibly could to alleviate pain and distress. In the death of Dr. Dustin this neighborhood loses a good citizen, neighbor and friend.
     He was buried Aug 6th in the family grave yard near Porter. He leaves his wife and five children, one brother and one sister to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of their many friends. The funeral exercises were conducted by Revs H. R. Howe, H. Wyatt and T. D. Davis. T.D.D.
City papers please copy.

[Note: Buried at Dustin Cemetery, Springfield Township]

Gallipolis Journal
August 19, 1885
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                   Top of Page

Dustin, Estella [Vanzant]

Dustin Funeral Set For 2 Tuesday
     Funeral services for 84 year old Estella Vanzant Dustin, who died Saturday morning at the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Vinton Baptist Church with Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating.
     Widow of Dr. J. B. Dustin of Bidwell, who died in 1910 - six years after their marriage. Mrs. Dustin had lived at the Masonic Home for the last four years. Death came to her at 7: a.m. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Vanzant to whom she was born in Cheshire Twp. in 1861. A brother, George W. Vanzant, Cheshire, R. 1, survives.
     Burial will be made in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy at whose funeral home the body will remain until funeral time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 16, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dutton, Eleanor [Shaw]

     Miss Eleanor M. Shaw was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., December 5, 1819. She was married at Pittsburg Pa., to Lewis Dutton in June, 1847; came at once to Cheshire where she lived continuously until the time of her death.
     Deceased united with the Presbyterian church of Mount Pleasant at the age of fifteen, under the ministry of Dr. Montgomery. When she and her husband came to Cheshire they found no Presbyterian church, and not willing to be without church privileges she united with the First Presbyterian church at Pomeroy, that being the nearest. This was during the pastorate of Reed Wilkinson on November 7, 1847, and remained a faithful number of this church until May 26, 1855, when she went with a number of others to organize the church at Middleport. About 1860 a small band of christian men and women felt the need of a church and organized a branch of the Middleport church at Cheshire. Mrs. Dutton was one of the originators of the plan and an earnest worker in the church of her choice. She also helped to organize the first Sabbath school of Cheshire and was a teacher in the school until the weight of years and failing health prevented her from engaging in a work so dear unto her.
     She leaves one son, A. S. Dutton, of Cheshire, and one brother, John L. Shaw, of Washington, D. C., to mourn her death.
     During the last few months of her life it was noticed she was growing rapidly more and more feeble. She knew the end was near. At bed time each night she would pray -if it were the Father's will to take her that night, she was ready. Sunday morning, Jan. 26, 1896, she was found in that last, long sleep; He had taken her, in the night as she wished.
     Funeral sermon by Rev. Turnbull from John 1st, 36. Interment at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

[Note: 12/5/1819 - 1/26/1896]

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

Identified later as from the Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1896 by Nancy MacMillan                                                                    Top of Page

Duvall, George W.

Geo. Duvall Dead
One of Oldest Citizens in Gallia County Passes Away
     Mr. George W. Duvall, residing on the Chickamauga road, a short distance from this city, passed over to the unknown world this Saturday morning, July 19, 1913, aged 93 years, 6 months and 8 days. The funeral services will be conducted at his late residence at half-past one o’clock by Rev. F. M. Evans of Grace M. E. church, the burial following at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward.
     Mr. Duvall was born in Muskingum county, O., January 11, 1820, and emigrated to Lawrence county, O., in 1849, where he was united in marriage July 5th of that year will Miss Mary W. Bowman. To this union were born the following children: LeRoy M., Joseph P., John C., George W. Jr., Charles W. and Candace Ellen, all of whom survive except John C. who died in 1888.
     His first wife died in 1869, and on June 16, 1873, he was united in marriage with Mollie A. Clark of this county. To this union were born Anna, Frank J., Fred C. and Rosa L. Duvall. The last three with their mother survive, Anna having died.
     Mr. Duvall was an industrious good citizen with many friends. He was confined to his room for about seven weeks and to his bed about two weeks. The pall bearers at his funeral services will be members of his own family, it was thought this morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 19, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Dyer, Benjamin Franklin

B.F. Dyer, Native of Gallia, Dead in Franklin County
     Benjamin Franklin Dyer, a native of Gallia County, died at his country home, near Columbus, Sunday following an illness of pneumonia at the age of 61. He was raised near Kerr's Station where his father was a prominent farmer. He is survived by his wife, who was Lillie Weed, who was also raised in this county, four brothers, John and Curtis of Hermiston Oregon, Leonidas of Washington D.C. and Amos Dyer of Columbus. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate: born Dec. 19, 1865 Gallia County, Ohio; died Jan. 1, 1927 in Franklin County, Ohio; 61 years 13 days of age. Parents: Joseph Dyer and Sophronia Lowry]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune Jan. 4, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Dyer, Maggie

     Miss Maggie Dyer, an estimable young lady, aged 19, is dead after a couple of weeks illness. Rev. Ricketts of Ewington preached her funeral discourse and she was laid away at Mt. Olive cemetery by Undertaker Glassburn.

[Note: 1/29/1883 - 8/26/1902 - d/o Isaac & Nancy Jane Dyer]

Gallipolis Tribune - Personal Notes
Saturday, August 30, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Dyke, Sarah Elizabeth [Piper]

Mrs. Sarah Dyke Dies On Friday
     Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Piper Dyke, 84, died at the home of a daughter in Vinton at 3:30 p.m., Friday. Mrs. Dyke was a native of Salem twp., Meigs county, but following her marriage had lived in the Vinton community.
She was the daughter of the late James and Charlotte Shenefield Piper and her birth date was July 5, 1871.      She was married to Joseph S. Dyke on June 26, 1896. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1928. To this union two surviving daughters were born, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Cain of Akron, and Mrs. Mason (Ruth) Kennedy of Vinton. She died at the home of the latter daughter, where she had made her home for several years.
     Mrs. Dyke was married a second time to the brother of her first husband, Reuben Dyke. Their marriage took place on Dec. 5, 1940, and he preceded her in death, May 3, 1952. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Miller of Vinton and Mrs. Katherine Saunders of Xenia.
     Funeral services will be held at the Vinton Methodist church at 2 p.m., Monday, with Rev. William Turner officiating. She was a member of the Vinton church. Burial will take place in the McGhee cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, March 3, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron