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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

Eaches, A. [Amos]

     Died in Perry township, on the 1st inst., Mrs. A. Eaches, wife of George Eaches, and daughter of Asa Amos.

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


Eachus, Frank F.

Frank F. Eachus Dies Wednesday
     Frank F. Eachus, 80, veteran Gallipolis barber, national horseshoe pitching champion and erstwhile amateur minstrel, died at his home, 37 1/2 Court St., at 4:15 p. m. Wednesday. In failing health for several months, he had been in a critical condition for the past week and lapsed into a coma several days ago. Death was due to a heart condition.
     Always a sports enthusiast, Eachus had followed the Gallipolis Blue Devils to their encounter with Middleport this fall and had pitched horseshoes as late as this summer. From 1914 to 1921 he held the national horseshoe pitching championship which he won at the first organized championship match at the Ohio State Fair in the first year of that period. The match was sponsored by the Scripps-McRae newspapers and Eachus gained nationwide fame with pictures and stories about his prowess appearing in such national magazines as Saturday Evening Post.
     Eachus introduced the open shoe type of horseshoe pitching and to the end he was intensely interested in the sport. At the time of his death he was district manager of the Ohio Horseshoe Pitchers' Association.
     For 60 years Eachus followed the barber trade- 48 years of that period in the same Court St. location where he passed his last days. In 1946 he discontinued his public barber shop but continued to barber by appointment until about two months ago.
     Another facet of the decedent's many interests was his participation in amateur minstrels as an end man, blackface comedian, and banjoist. Teaming up with the late Frank Norton, his performances hereabouts are legendary.
     Born Nov. 30, 1872, at Patriot, the son of George W. and Martha Campbell Eachus, he married Rose Allison at the home of her parents on Sandfork on April 5, 1893. She died in 1940. The last survivor of his family, he was preceded in death by a brother Thomas S. and two sisters, Miss Ida, and Mrs. Mollie Tope.
     Surviving are two sons, Ben, manual arts teacher at GAHS and Ned, Gallipolis, and a daughter, Chloe, at home. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. V. Stone at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home on Friday at 2:30 p. m. with burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home where friends may call after 4 p. m. Thursday.

[Note: From death certificate date of death October 28, 1953.]

Newspaper (prob. late October or early November 1953, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Eachus file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Eachus, Ida

Miss Ida Eachus Dies from Injuries

Never Fully Regained Consciousness after Being Struck Last Thurs.
     Miss Ida Eachus who was struck last Thursday evening by the automobile driven by Frank Allen, succumbed to her injuries at the Holzer hospital at 11:15 this Monday morning, having never completely regained consciousness since the accident occurred.
     She was born at Patriot, O., the daughter of Martha and George Eachus, both having preceded her in death. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: T.S. Eachus and Mrs. Mollie Tope all of this city.
     She has occupied the position as teacher of art in the local schools for the past seven years and possessed many lovable qualities which made her a wide circle of friends, who will be deeply grieved by her sad and untimely death.
     The funeral of the late Miss Ida Eachus will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Methodist Church with interment to follow at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 16, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Eachus, Martha [Bing]

Death of Mrs. [Campbell] Eachus.
     Mrs. Martha Bing Eachus died at Patriot, O., Friday, May 18, 1906. Her funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m., at the M.E. Church, of Patriot, by Rev. W.W. Weiser, the burial by Wetherholt following at Salem cemetery.
     Mrs. Eachus was the daughter of Foster and Margaret Campbell, and was born in this county 71 years ago, and was the widow of George W. Eachus, who died about ten years ago. She is survived by four children, Mrs. W. G. Tope, of Boggs P.O., this county, sons T.S. and F.F. Eachus, of this city and Miss Ida Eachus, at home. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruff, of Centerville.
     She had been a member of the M.E. Church at Patriot from childhood and was not only respected for her many virtues, but was beloved by all who knew her for her kind and womanly ways."

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday May 22, 1906
Transcribed and Submitted by Linda Tope Trent


Eachus, Rose [Allison]

Mrs. F. Eachus Died This Morning Of Pneumonia
Funeral To Be Held At 2 Friday At M. E. Church Here
     Mrs. Frank Eachus , aged 67, died of pneumonia about 5 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She had been seriously ill ever since she was taken there last Saturday, and yesterday those at her bedside despaired of her recovery. She contracted a severe cold a week ago and had been in poor health a year or more.
     Though she had an extensive acquaintance [sic], Mrs. Eachus's interests were centered to a marked degree in her home and family and she gave them constantly the full measure of devotion. All her married life she had been a resident of Court street and most if not all of the time had lived in the same building or at least near where her husband conducted a barber shop.

Born In Addison Tp.
     Her maiden name was Rose Allison. She was the daughter of Henry W. and Ann Provens Allison and was born Jan. 18, 1873. Her birthplace was the large house standing on the river bank between Kanauga and Georges Creek, but most of her girlhood was spent in Walnut tp. where her father was a leading citizen until his death. Her mother lost her life in a fire that destroyed her home two years ago this month- the shadow of which tragedy ever thereafter darkened the path trod by Mrs. Eachus.
     The marriage of Frank Eachus and Rose Allison occurred on April 5, 1893. Three children survive: Ben Eachus, local high school teacher; Ned Eachus, operator of a radio shop, and Miss Chloe, at home. There are four grandchildren- Ben's three sons, Tom, Dan and Joe, and Ned's daughter, Mary Joan.
     Also surviving are two brothers and one sister: Mrs. Zelda Gates...rest of obit is missing.

In another clipping--

Mrs. Eachus' Nephews Chosen Pall Bearers
     Six nephews have been selected to serve as pall bearer at the funeral of Mrs. Frank Eachus, to be held at Grace church at 2 o'clock Friday: Foster, Ray, Walter, Henry and Floyd Allison and Luther Maddy.
Friends of the decedent or of the family may call at the Elias Wetherholt funeral home from 7 to 10 tonight and prior to 1 o'clock tomorrow. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate death date April 3, 1940.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1940, Gallipolis) clippings found in Simmerman files, Eachus file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Eachus, Thomas E.

     Thomas E. Eachus, 72, died Wednesday at his residence. Born March 26, 1921 in Gallipolis, he was the son of Madge Acord-Eachus and the late Ben Eachus. He is survived by his wife, Martha Bloisington-Eachus, whom he married Feb. 9, 1946; two daughters and one son-in-law; Keith and Ellen Royer of Clay City, IN and Janet Sturgeon of Mt. Clemens, MI; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Sturgeon, Gregory Sturgeon and Amanda Hunter; three step-grandchildren; Adrienne Royer, Ryan Royer and Brooklein Royer; mother, Mrs. Madge Eachus of Gallipolis and one brother Joseph Eachus of Van Wert. He was preceded in death by father, Ben Eachus and brother, Don Eachus.
     A resident of Minford, he was retired from Northwest Local Schools in 1984 and also taught at Indiana State University and pubic schools in Indianapolis. He was a member of Minford United Methodist Church, Phi Delta Kappa/Epsilon Pi Tao and founding member of the souther Ohio Phi Delta Kappa. He was in the U.S. Army, 14th. Airborne Squadron during WWII and a resident of Scioto County for 13 years.
     Services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Minford United Methodist Church, Minford, with Rev. H. Gene James officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the church from 3-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Contributions can be made to Minford United Methodist Church and Hospice of Southern Ohio.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 8, 1993
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Eachus, Thomas Sawyer

T. S. Eachus, Retired, Died Here Last Night
Unobtrusive But Popular Resident Succumbs To Long Illness--
Funeral Services Will Be Held At State Street Home At 2 [pm] Thursday.

     Thomas S. Eachus, retired optometrist and a most estimable citizen, died at 6:45 last evening at his home 88 State street. He was 78 years old last September. His condition was known to be critical and death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Eachus suffered a stroke five years ago and there had been a steady decline in his health and strength thereafter. In 1938 he sold his business and practice to Dr. R. D. Thomas and retired.

Lived In West

     Thomas Sawyer Eachus (the middle name was conferred in recognition of a family relationship and not because of the fictional character of that name) was born in Patriot Sept. 14, 1867. He was the older son of George and Martha Campbell Eachus.
     When a young man Mr. Eachus went to Denver and for two years was employed as a machinist by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. Later he was located a while at Decatur, Ill., as a salesman for the Ohio Whip Company and then transferred to Ohio by that concern.
     In 1911 Mr. Eachus opened a jewelry store and watch repair stand in the building now housing the Lafayette pool room and next door to the Lafayette Hotel. Six years later he sold this business to Orin Thomas and John Kuhn, this move being prompted by his health.
     In 1920 Mr. Eachus became a registered optometrist and practiced his new profession on the floor above the store he had established and made a success of it.
     It was 41 years ago next Feb. 17 that Mr. Eachus and Miss Ina Wallace of this city were married. Just recently they vacated the old Dages property at the corner of Fourth and Locust, where they lived for a number of years. At the same time they acquired and proceeded to remodel their present home, which was the girlhood home of Mrs. O. O. McIntyre.
     Surviving the decedent beside the devoted wife and companion are a sister and a brother, Mrs. Mollie Tope and Frank F. Eachus, the barber, both residents of Court street.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by Elias Wetherholt. Pall bearers will be selected from the relatives.
     The death of Tom Eachus takes from Gallipolis an upright and worthy man; a man who found the greater happiness in giving to others and doing countless kindnesses from day to day; a man who had the confidence and esteem of all who came in contact with him. Some years ago a group of his friends urged him to be a candidate for an important office; and though interested in politics he promptly disclaimed any desire or intention of becoming a candidate for political post. He preferred the simple life and was primarily interested in his home, near relatives, and old cronies.

[Note: From death certificate date of death January 14, 1941.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1941, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Eachus file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Eads, Birdie Florence

Death Claims Mrs. Eads In Hospital Here
     Mrs. Birdie Florence Eads, 72, of 26 Mill Creek St., died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient here for eight weeks. Mrs. Eads was a native of Mason County, W.Va.
     Born Dec. 19, 1896, at Henderson, she was the daughter of the late William and Isabel Parsons Duncan. She was the last of her family. On May 11, 1911, she was married to Oddie Eads. He survives. They came to Ohio 38 years ago. Also surviving are two sons, Virgil Eads of Gallipolis and Roy Basil Eads of Lancaster. There were nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Home for Funerals by the Rev. James F. Early. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

[Note: Year of death from gravemarker 1968.]

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


Eads, Charles William

     Charles William Eads, 85, a resident of 100 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died this morning in the Holzer Medical Center. Funeral arrangements and further details will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1973
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eads, Lillie

Death Of Mrs. Eads
     Mrs. Lillie L. McQuaid Eads, daughter of J.W. and Sarah E. McQuaid, born April 5, 1880, and united in marriage with John W. Eads, Oct. 5, 1898, at Point Pleasant, died at 6 a.m., this Wednesday morning, March 18, 1908.
     She and her husband had recently removed here from Huntington and had not got fixed up yet and her body was removed to her brother-in-law and sister's, Mr. & Mrs. James Ferguson, on 4th. Avenue near Spruce.    
     The funeral services will be Friday afternoon at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. James Ferguson at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. P. Cherrington. The burial by Hayward & Son at Pine Street Cemetery.
     She had resided here until October, 1906, when they removed to Ironton and later to Huntington. She was taken ill last Wednesday morning with complication of troubles.
     She leaves her husband and three children, Ethel, aged 10; Walter, aged 8 and John aged 5. She is also survived by her parents, brothers A.W., Frank, John, Harry, Orean and Harper and three sisters, Mrs. James Ferguson, Lorena and Edith.
     Mrs. Eads was highly respected, greatly admired for her womanly attributes of character and her loss is a sorrowful one to all of her surviving friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 18, 1908
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Eads, Lillie L.

Death of Mrs. Eads
     Mrs. Lillie L. Eads, wife of John W. Eads, died Wednesday morning after a short illness, leaving a husband and three children, Ethel, aged 10, Walter 8, and John, 5 years of age.
     The family had moved here from Huntington a few days ago and had not got settled. Besides her immediate family, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McQuaid, brothers A. W., Frank, John, Harry, Orean and Harper and three sisters, Mrs. Jas. Ferguson, Misses Lorena and Edith McQuaid. She was a most excellent lady and her death will bring sorrow to many friends.
     The funeral services will be held this morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Ferguson, by Rev. Cherrington, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 20, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Eads, Paul

     PT. PLEASANT - Paul Eads, 60, formerly of Pt. Pleasant, died Thursday at his residence in Plain City, Ohio. He was a native of Gallipolis. Mr. Eads was a son of Lula Rimmy Eads, Costa Mesa, Calif., and the late John W.
Eads. He was born in Gallipolis October 29, 1912 and attended the Pt. Pleasant schools. He was a member of the Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church, WW II Veteran of the Navy; Carpenter's Local 200 of Columbus, and employed in the maintenance department of the Columbus Dispatch.
     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Corrine Barringer Eads, a son Howard Eads, both of Plain City; a daughter Brenda Zimmer of Westerville; four brothers, John, Alameda, Calif., Walter, Atlanta, Ga.;
Arthur, Pt. Pleasant and William, Mobile Ala; and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Gerber, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; Mrs. Helen Towe, Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Mrs. Mary Makahoo, Merced, Calif.
     Funeral services will be held Monday 2 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. C.W. Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.

The Daily Sentinel
February 25, 1973
Transcribed by: Peggy Sibert Mason


Eads, Roy Basil

Roy Basil Eads
     GALLIPOLIS - Word has been received here that Roy Basil Eads, a former Gallipolis resident, was killed and his wife and 12 year-old daughter were injured in a traffic accident Friday at Orlando, Fla. Eads is a native of Mason County. His wife is reported in satisfactory condition and his daughter in critical condition at Orange Memorial Hospital at Orlando. The son of Oddie and Birdie Florence Duncan Eads, the victim was employed by the City of Orlando.
     The body will be brought to Miller's Funeral Home for burial. Arrangements will be announced.

Athens Messenger
June 7, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker                                                      Top of Page


Eagle, Ann [Jones]

     Of consumption, in the 35th year of her age, Mrs. William C. Eagle, daughter of Evan Jones, of Raccoon township, Gallia county, Ohio. She had been failing for months, yet bore her sufferings with such uncomplaining fortitide that many of her friends did not until recently, anticipate a fatal result. She experienced religion at the age of 17, and was admitted to the Baptist Church. Since marriage, she with her husband, became members of the F. W. B. Church at Rio Grande, but she has gone to the church triumphant.
     Her character from childhood was singularly pure and peaceable, winning numerous friends all along the pathway of life. Modest, gentle, affectionate, quiet and unassuming, she sought not or desired the empty bubble of fame, but with unselfish devotion sought the good of others, and in woman's holiest and most sacred sphere, that of wife and mother, her light shone with unwavering lustre, the remembrance of which is very precious to her bereaved friends.
     She leaves to mourn a kind and ever faithful husband, a little daughter, an aged father, three brothers and one sister. Her race, though brief, was successful, victory won through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and immortality and eternal life secured. Funeral July 1st, at the F. W. B. Church in Rio Grande.
                                                                                                                             L. Z. HANING

[Note: Cemetery entry gives the following info; died 6/30/1875, burial in Calvary Baptist cemetery, Raccoon Township, aged 34y, 7m, 21d.]

Gallipolis Journal
July 8, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Eagle, Clyde

Clyde Eagle, 81, Succumbs
     Clyde E. Eagle, 81, a retired farmer, and former operator of a furniture store at Vinton, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Holzer hospital. He had been a patient there for several weeks.
     Mr. Eagle was born near Vinton on Dec. 13, 1883, son of the late Henry and Maria Eagle. His marriage to the former Cora Matthews took place in January, 1906, and she preceded him in death on July 31, 1964.
     He is survived by a daughter and a son, Mrs. Ellis (Helen) Halley of Columbus and Robert Eagle of Vinton, there are three grandhchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Eagle was a member of the Vinton Council, and was a Vinton school bus driver for 19 years. He attended the Vinton Methodist church.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Vinton Methodist church. Rev. Jack Stuttler and Rev. Elmer Geisler will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction fo the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening. Honorary pall bearers will be G.P. Ewing, S.E. Denney, G.V. Casto, Roy Huntley, Mitchell Webb, and O.E. Parsons. Active pall bearers will be Dale Gleason, Ish Algerbright, Arthur Wheeler, Kelley Huntley, Dan Evans and Everette G. George.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 9, 1965
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Eagle, Cora Matthews

Mrs. Eagle, 78, Claimed Today
     Mrs. Cora Matthews Eagle, 78, a lifelong resident of Vinton, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. She had been hospitalized for several weeks.
     Mrs. Eagle was born at Vinton on Sept. 1, 1885, daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Cardwell Matthews. Her marriage to Clyde Eagle took place in January, 1906, and he survives, being a hospital patient after suffering a fractured hip. A daughter and son who survive are Mrs. (Ellis) Helen Halley of Powell, and Robert Eagle of Vinton. There are three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. A
brother, Dr. Donald Matthews of Dresden, O., survives.
     Mrs. Eagle was a member of the Vinton Methodist church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Rev. Jack Stutler will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 31, 1964
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Eagle, Elmer Ellsworth

     Died, in Raccoon township, August 21st, 1867, Elmer Ellsworth, son of Wm. C. and Ann Eagle; aged one year and seven days.

'Tis true, 'tis true, Elmer's that gone,
We no longer behold his little form;
But, dear friends, mourn not for Elmer dear
For he has gained a happier, better home than here. Ad.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 29, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Eagle, George

     Death has taken away, the past week, two of the old and well-known citizens of this county, to wit: George Eagle, of Raccoon township, and John Smith, of Perry township. They were respectively aged about 80 years, and were among our best citizens.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 8, 1869

Eagle, George

     Died, George Eagle, Esq., [who] was born in Virginia in 1789, died July 4th, 1869, in Raccoon township, Gallia county, Ohio, of modified cholera morbus. For some four years the deceased suffered much from the effects of neuralgia, at times, but being of industrious habits and very aged, would show a disposition to use some service by removing weeds from the yard or garden if no more. Alas! at 10 o'clock P.M. of the 3d inst., he called to his son Wm. and wife and told them that he was sick. They hastened to his bed and found him very sick. They resorted to domestic remedies and their utmost efforts, but all a failure. Sinking rapidly, they sent for their family physician about day break of the 4th. When he arrived there was great prostration—so much so that he could not articulate. Remedies were given, but of no avail. So, he passed along his journey, amid all the untiring efforts made, and breathed his last at 7 o'clock P.M. The deceased suffered much from muscular contraction; although resigned to his fate. Thus passed off one of the best members of Raccoon township. A man of temperate habits, very industrious, generous, kind, and the last trait—a good Union man. And from the evidence given during his sickness, and his deportment through life, he is at rest. W. L. W.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 29, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Eagle, Jeanie Carolyn (Hamilton)

Mrs. S. H. Eagle Died In A Columbus Hospital Last Wednesday
Burial Sunday
     The sudden death of Mrs. Sherman H. Eagle at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Columbus last Wednesday was a shock to everyone in this city. Mrs. Eagle left here Sunday in company with Dr. Bean, her physician and was operated upon Monday morning for fibroid tumor. Monday’s and Tuesday’s reports from her bedside were most encouraging but late Tuesday evening dangerous complications arose and she grew gradually worse until the end came at 4 P. M. Wednesday. With her were Mr. Eagle, her sister Miss Nettie Hamilton who reached Columbus from Chicago at noon Wenesdas [sic] and her cousin Mrs. W. O. Miles.
     Janet Carolyn Hamilton was the daughter of Capt. Ralph L. and Sarah McCafferty Hamilton and was born in Gallipolis 47 years ago the 19th of last October. She was united in marriage to Sherman H. Eagle in September, 1890 and has lived all of her life in this City. She is survived by her husband, sister Miss Nettie Hamilton and three aunts, Miss Amanda McCafferty who has made her home with the Hamilton family for many years, Miss Carolyn McCafferty of Columbus and Mrs. Virgil Gates of Charleston.
     The funeral services were held at her residence on Second Ave., at 10 A. M. Sunday and were largely attended. Dr. C. E. MacKenzie of St. Peters Episcopal Church paid beautiful tribute to the memory of Mrs. Eagle and after the services the body was laid to rest on Mound Hill Cemetery by the following pallbearers: E. D. Davis, W. G. Sibley, Harry Hurn, H. H. Henking, John C. Butz and Elmer Davis.
     The death of Mrs. Eagle cast a gloom over the entire city last week, for her twelve years work in the Post Office made her known to almost every one. She was a woman of unusual force of character, took an active part in every good work and her untimely death is a distinct loss to the community.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 3, 1912
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Eagle, John W.

Death of John W. Eagle

     Mr. John W. Eagle, a former resident of this county, died last week at Pontiac, Ill. He was born in this county Dec. 20, 1819 and was married to Miss Jeanette Womeldorff of this county in 1843. They had
three children two of whom, Mrs. Chas. L. Bigelow and Mrs. W. White of Pontiac survive. He kept a store in Meigs county for several years. He went to Pike's Peak in 1859 and did well. He was a brother of the late Wm. H. and uncle of postmaster Eagle.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Apr. 3, 1908
Transcribed by J. Farley


Eagle, Margaret Ann [Womeldorff]

The Passing Of Mrs. Eagle

     Mrs.Margaret Ann Eagle, the widow of the late William H. Eagle, whose sudden death was briefly mentioned yesterday, was first taken on Saturday, February 17, 1900, with neuralgia of the stomach. The attack was very severe and also affected her heart. She got over that all right, but on the following Tuesday had a slight stroke of paralysis due to a small cerebral hemorrhage, which affected her entire right side. She gradually recovered from this, but during the last month she again had two bad attacks of neuralgia of the stomach, which like the first one, affected her heart. The last attack was ten days or two weeks ago and she again grew decidedly better, so that a week ago when her son, Mr. Oscar Eagle, was here, she came downstairs for the first time and ate dinner with the family. She is said to have remarked at the time that it might be the last time when they would all eat together, but nothing was thought of the remark as conveying any premonition of approaching dissolution and it is possible that the remark did not, though it might have been. Since that time she had moved about from one room to another at her home and the invariable remark of the different members of the family, in answer to inquiries after her health was that she was improving nicely. Tuesday morning she ate a hearty breakfast and through the day had walked from room to room and to all appearances was on the high road to complete recovery.
     During noon, her son Sherman, who was about to leave for Portsmouth to attend the Congressional Convention, called to bid her good-bye and left her, as he thought, getting along nicely. At about 12:30 o'clock, just after passing from one room to another, she was again seized with another cerebral hemorrhage, grew very sick and was assisted to lie down by her sister, Miss Patsey Womeldorff, who for many years has made her home with her and was her constant companion. Dr. Bean, who had attended her during all her illness, was called and responded promptly. Mrs. Eagle continued conscious up to twenty minutes before she passed away and at one time the Doctor believed she had rallied, but it was only for a moment or so and as the hemorrhage became more firmly established, she sank into unconsciousness and at 1:15 expired painlessly and without a motion.
     Dr. Bean immediately telegraphed her son Sherman, who had just started to Portsmouth, at Kenova. He received the telegram just ten minutes after the up-river train had passed, but immediately secured a special car and following, arriving here at twenty minutes before 6 o'clock, Tuesday evening. Her son, O.W. Eagle, Manager of the Viola Allen Co., playing a week's engagement at Cincinnati, was immediately apprised of the sad event and arrived at home at noon Wednesday.
     Mrs. Eagle was the daughter of George and Patsey Womeldorff, a very prominent family of the county and was born on a farm on Chickamauga 70 years ago the 23d of last November. She was a sister of the following well known people, Samuel B., Return J., Warren W., Ellen, wife of Harvey McDaniel, George D., Misses Patsey and Ajestia, all deceased but Miss Patsey, before mentioned.
     She was united in marriage with William H. Eagle Oct. 13, 1858 and became the mother of four children: Oscar W., Willie, Sherman H and Roscoe, all living but Willie.
     Mr. Eagle was a wealthy and highly respected farmer and trader living on a large farm near Vinton, surrounded with every comfort life afforded. About the time of the advent of the Hocking Valley Railroad, they moved to town and bought considerable fine property here. He died 13 years ago.
     Mrs. Eagle was a member of the M.E. Church since about sixteen years old. She was a kind hearted, sympathetic woman and was highly respected by all. She was a Daughter of Rebekah and a member of the Rathbone Sisters and until recently, a member of the Woman's Relief Corps. Those who knew her best liked her most.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at her late home by Rev. L. L. Magee of Grace M. E. Church, Friday afternoon at one o'clock. The interment will be by Wetherholt at Mt.Zion, at time given above, beside her late husband and where they have a fine lot and monument.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
April 20, 1900
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Eagle, Robert H.

     Robert H. Eagle, 87, of Bidwell, formerly of the Vinton Community, passed away in Holzer Medical Center Monday, April 12, 2004. He was a bus driver for the Gallia County Schools, who retired in 1981 following thirty years of service. He was also a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Porter. Bob enjoyed all sports including Coon Field Trials.
     He was born Oct. 4, 1916, in Vinton, a son of the late Clyde Ernest Eagle and Cora Matthews Eagle. He married Emma Parsons on Nov. 19, 1938, in Catlettsburg, Ky., and she survives with two children, Larry (Phyllis) Eagle of Bethesda, Ohio, and Janice (Robert) Zarbaugh of Groveport; four grandhchildren, Linnette (Bryan) Grove of Pittsburgh; Tiffany (Dustin) Chapin of Jacksonsville, Fla.; Kimberly Ann (Charlie) Graham of Gahanna; and Robert (Bobbi) Kinker of Gahanna;; seven great-grandchildren, Abigail Grove, Brendan Grove, D.J. Chapin, Carson Chapin, Nathan Chapin, Lauren Graham, Kellie Graham and Allena Kinker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, James Matthew Kinker and one sister, Helen Halley.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Pat King, officiating. Burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m, Tuesday, April 13, 2004. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 Porter Road, Bidwell, OH 45614.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 13, 2004
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Eakin, Emily

Mrs. Dr. Eakin Passes
Estimable and Highly Respectful Lady Called From Earth
     Mrs. Dr. Jehu Eakin died this (Wednesday) forenoon at her residence in the McGuffin property on Second Avenue, after an illness of nearly two weeks, which attacked her one afternoon while she was in attendance at a session of the Chautauqua. Since then there had been no improvement in the paralysis which fell upon her, and she had been the most, if not all the time, unconscious. There was no improvement in her condition from the first, and her death in midlife comes as a shock to the whole community by whom she was respected and admired as an estimable lady. Dr. Eakin will have the sympathy of all in his loss.
     Mrs. Eakin’s maiden name was Emily Morgan, and she was born on the Morgan farm up Kanawha in Mason county about forty-four years ago. Her education was acquired mostly in Portsmouth, Ohio. She married Dr. Eakin in 19__. Besides her husband, she leaves a father and two or three brothers, all living on the home farm, or near by, in Mason county.
     The funeral will be at the residence at 1 o’clock Friday, and the interment at Mound Hill by Hayward. Owing to the absence of her pastor, Rev. Hugh Evans, we are as yet in ignorance of the minister who will be in charge.
     Mrs. Eakin was an attractive woman who won many warm friends, all of whom feel her loss keenly. Death robbed her of many years which all who knew her believed would have been delightful to her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 22, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Eakin, Emily [Morgan]

Mrs. Eakin Dead
     Emily Morgan Eakin, wife of Dr. Jehu Eakin, died at her home on Second Avenue in this city on Wednesday morning, July 22, 1914, aged 44 years. She was stricken with paralysis while attending Chautauqua and passed away without showing any improvement.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Francis M. Evans of Grace M. E. Church at the family residence Friday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Mound Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Hayward, the following acting as pall-bearers: Will Clendenin, G. A. Roedell, John Ecker, David Beman and two brothers of the deceased, James and William Morgan.
     Her many friends honored her memory by numerous beautiful floral offerings of appropriate design. She is survived by her husband, father and three brothers. Mrs. Eakin was a most lovable woman and a host of warm friends will extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

[Note: 12/5/1869 - 7/22/1914 d/o J. P. and Sarah Long Morgan, Age 44 yrs. 7 mos. 17 das.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, July 30, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eakin, Emma [Morgan]

Mrs. Eakin Dead
     Mrs. Emma Eakin, wife of Dr. Jehu Eakin, died last Wednesday at the family home in Gallipolis, after a two week illness from paralysis. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at her late residence by Rev. F.M. Evans, the interment following in Mound Hill cemetery. Mrs. Eakin was a daughter of James Morgan of Kanawha, and was a pleasant, companionable lady who had endeared herself to many friends.

Born: 1869
Died: 1914
Gallia Times
July 29, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Eakin, Jehu

Dr. Eakin Dead
Well Known Physician Answers Final Summons
     Dr. Jehu Eakin departed this life Thursday evening, April 19, 1917, at his home in Gallia, this county, death resulting from leakage of the heart and complicated stomach trouble from which he had been a sufferer for more than a year, but he had improved recently until about four weeks ago, when he became alarmingly ill and gradually grew worse until the final summons.
     Dr. Eakin was born at the Eakin home place, where he died, on Feb. 21, 1849 and was the son of Joseph and Aley J. Eakin. He was a student at the Academy here, afterward attending the Philadelphia Medical College where he graduated, going to Lawrence Furnace, Lawrence County, where he began his practice of medicine later taking up his profession at Patriot for a number of years.
     He came to this county in the early seventies and was united in marriage to Miss Parney Beman, a sister of M.E. Beman, who died about twenty years ago. Later he married Miss Emma Morgan of South Side, WV, who died in 1914.
     Dr. Eakin served three terms as legislator at which time he took a very active part in bringing the O.H.E. here.He was a member of the Baptist Church, a man of high intellect, psychological and well read as well as a fine physician and was held in the highest esteem by a large portion of the residents of Gallia and Lawrence Counties.
     He is survived by his sister, Miss Motty L and brothers, H.W. and W.L., all of Gallia. The funeral will be conducted from the late home at Gallia Sunday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. E.E. Brewer with burial at Mound Hill Cemetery by undertaker, W.W. Phillips of Waterloo.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 20, 1917
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Eakin, William

Farmer Dragged to Tragic Death by Scared Horse
William Eakin, 84, Comes To Sad End At Home Near Cadmus Wednesday
     Caught in the harness of the horse he intended to take to the field to work, William Eakin, aged 84, was dragged to his death just after noon, Wednesday, while his grandson, Don Eakin, 21, was forced to look on as the tragedy occurred.
     Mr. Eakin had gone to the barn at his home near Sand Fork Church following his noon day meal and endeavored to mount the horse he expected to work during the afternoon. The horse shyed as mounting was attempted and in some way the man’s foot caught in the trace chains. The horse started to run , dragging the aged farmer with him. The man was dragged for approximately a hundred and fifty yards to an open gap where a large spike nail tore a nasty wound that laid back a portion of his scalp as large as one’s hand and probably fractured his skull.
     The grandson who rushed after the frightened animal gathered up his grandfather and carried him to the house, but he had expired almost by the time the house was reached.
     The deceased had lived in Walnut township all of his life. He is survived by two children, Mrs. Bell Parker who lived with her father, and Bert Eakin of Detroit. One maiden sister also survives who made her home with her brother.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Brewer at Sand Fork church Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in charge of O. E. Elliot following in the cemetery there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 8, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Eakins, Earl J.

     On Thursday, July 20th, 1882, Earl J. Eakins, son of William L. and Minerva C. Eakins, aged two months and 15 days. Funeral services on Friday, 21st, conducted by Rev. A. Wiseman.

Gallipolis Journal
August 3, 1882
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Eakins, Parnie

Death of Mrs. Eakins
     Mrs. Eakins, wife of Dr. J. Eakins, who distressing illness has frequently been mentioned in the Tribune, departed this life Monday noon. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home in Patriot Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. The internment will follow at Centerville.
     Mrs. Eakins was a daughter of Hon. L. M Beman and a most estimable lady with a large circle of friends who will grieve at her departure, Dr. Eakins and her motherless ones, will have the deepest sympathy of all.
     Mrs. Parnie Eakins, wife of Hon. Jehu Eakins, was laid to rest at Centerville in the old family burying ground beside her mother this Wednesday forenoon. She was a splendid Christian woman and greatly devoted to religious and educational interests, a member of the Baptist Church at Sand Fork and she and husband generally attended there. She was a daughter of Hon L. M. Beman of Centerville and left one sister, Mrs. Thomas of Jackson, other sister, Mrs. Morgan, having preceded her to the other land. A brother also survives to mourn her departure, Mr. M. Beman, cashier of the bank, of which her father is the President. A long list of friends will mourn the loss of a lady that all who knew, praised for her many graces and virtues. Her husband has our deepest sympathy

[Note: buried Beman Cemetery, Perry Township]

Gallipolis Paper(s)
No date
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Eakman, Nancy Jane [Dalton]

Mrs. Uriah Eakman, 83, Dies At Midnight—Funeral Will Be At Waterloo, 1:30 Sat.
     Mrs. Nancy Jane Dalton Eakman, wife of the late Uriah Eakman, died about midnight last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Janie Justice near Waterloo. She had been in failing health for a period of years due to her advanced age. She would have been 83 years old in January.
     Mrs. Eakman was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dalton and although she was born in Lawrence county, the greater part of her life was spent in Gallia. Her parents died when she was small and she was reared by relatives in the Cadmus neighborhood.
     Feb. 12, 1871, she was married to Mr. Eakman and they made their home in Walnut township until a few years ago when with advancing years, they went to live with their daughter. Mr. Eakman died in 1933 after sixty-two years of wedded life.
     Of their seven children, two have preceded her in death, Mrs. Anna Hixen and Florence, and the others in addition to Mrs. Justice are Floyd of Springfield, William of Cadmus, Grover of Arabia and Mrs. Goldie Heffner of Ironton. There are several grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan of Third avenue and a brother, J. Si Dalton, of Toledo.
     She was a devoted Christian and a member of Mt. Zion M. E. Church in Walnut township. Mrs. Eakman was an estimable woman and known and lived in a large circle.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Waterloo M. E. church with Rev. O. L. Hall of Wellston officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery by W. W. Phillips.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 26, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eakman, Uriah

Uriah Eakman Dead
Burial 10 Wednesday

     Uriah Eakman, who was born in and spent almost his entire life of eighty-seven years in Walnut township, Gallia county, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tim Justice near Waterloo. Mr. Eakman, up until he was stricken three weeks ago with the illness which caused his death, was remarkably active, both physically and mentally for one of his years. He was a genial man, with many friends throughout the county. Until advancing age made it inadvisable for him and Mrs. Eakman to be alone, he lived on the farm near Mt. Zion church where he had reared a large family, but a few years ago they went to make their home with their daughter, Janie, (Mrs. Justice).
     In addition to the widow, Nancy Dalton Eakman, three sons and two daughters survive: Grover, who lives near Arabia, Floyd, of Springfield, William of Cadmus, and Goldie, Mrs. John Heffner, also of Springfield, and the daughter mentioned before. Mrs. Eakman is a sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan of the Our House.
     Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at Mt. Zion M. E. Church, where for years he worshipped. Burial will be in the church cemetery by W. W. Phillips, of Waterloo.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 26, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eakman, William S.

Wm. S. Eakman Taken Today
     William S. Eakman, 79, prominent farmer of Rt. 1, Patriot died in Holzer Hospital at 2:10 a.m. today. He had been a patient there since June 10. He had farmed in the Patriot community for 48 years and was a member of the Red Men Lodge at Cadmus, Cadmus Grange and of the Olive Methodist Church for 45 years.
     He was born in this county on Feb. 3, 1880, to the late Euria and Nancy Dalton Eakman. He married Addie Rice July 3, 1911. She survives along with a son and daughter, Wendell Eakman of Dayton and Mrs. George J. (Marcine) Etppright of Austin, Tex., a brother and sister, Grover Eakman of Arabia and Mrs. John (Goldie) Hefner of Ironton. A brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Olive Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2: p.m. Friday, and the body will lie in state at the church for an hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 2, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Earwood, Annie E.

Death of Mrs. Earwood
     Mrs. Annie E. Earwood, wife of Mr. Ampudia Earwood and youngest daughter of the late Mrs. Mary J. Lasley, died Sunday evening after a long illness with consumption, aged 40 years. Besides the husband, a sister (Mrs. Sarah  Harry, Pittsburgh) and two brothers (Mr. John W. Lasley and Mr. G. T. Williams) were left to mourn their loss. Deceased was long a sufferer with the dread disease that caused her death, before bravely and uncomplainingly. Funeral services were held at the late residence by Rev. Dillon, Tuesday afternoon, interment following at the Old Cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 15, 1896
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Earwood, Nathan

     On Friday, January 28, 1898, death removed Mr. Nathan Earwood, of Clay Township. He was born in North Carolina, in the year if 1811, and at the time of death was in his 87th year. He had been three times married and was the father of fifteen children, ten boys and two girls by his first wife, and one boy and two girls by his last wife. Besides wife he leaves nine children. The funeral services were conducted from his late home last Sunday morning, at 10 o’clock, Rev. John Porter, officiating, burial at the Earwood graveyard, by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday Feb. 5, 1898
Transcribed by Mary James


East, Mrs. Herman  [Lockhart] [first name unknown/no cemetery entry]

     Mrs. Herman East, of Crown City, died Saturday night of puerperal fever, leaving an infant of a few days and a husband who is also ill. Mrs. East was a most esteemable [sic] lady, a daughter of Albert Lockhart and had only been married about a year. (Her) husband is a brother of Mr. Jack East, of this city. Her untimely demise will be mourned by many friends who will sympathise [sic]with the sorrowing ones in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 14, 1905
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Easter, Charles

Kanauga Man Dies Sunday
     Chas. Easter died at his home at Kanauga Sunday, Jan. 13, 1929, at the age of 59 years. He leaves his wife and six children, Mrs. Mary Shamblin of Charleston, W. Va., Ella Mae, Lady [Gladie], Harley, Raymond and George, at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Ella Roth of Buena Vista, O., and Mrs. Minnie Cyfers of Portsmouth.
     Funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Kanauga church, with burial in the Leonard cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Buried at Maddy Cemetery in Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 14, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Easter, Clyde

Death of Clyde Easter
     Clyde Easter, a young man of 17, son of Charles Easter, ill for nine weeks with typhoid fever died at Kanauga Friday morning. The funeral will be conducted at his late home Sunday morning, the burial following at Henderson. He was a nice young fellow with many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 1, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eastman, Julius

     Julius Eastman, a colored teamster well known about town, died last Saturday morning, July 29, 1905. He was about 85 years of age and had been in a very feeble condition for some time. He left a wife and daughter, Mrs. Crawford. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Palmer at the A. M. E. Church Monday. Burial by Hayward and Son.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 4, 1905
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Eaton, Henry S.

     Died, at Morgan township, Gallia county, on the 28th of August, 1870, Dr. Henry S. Eaton, in the 60th year of his age. Dr. Eaton was among our most upright and respectable citizens. He was a practicing physician. He resided on a farm. Was a member of the Methodist Church, and was a Mason of high order. His death transpired in this way: On Sunday afternoon he was as well, apparently, as usual, and was walking in his yard when his wife perceiving something the matter with him, ran to his relief, helped him into the house and laid him down, where he died in a few minutes.
     He leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss. Community the loss of a good citizen; the church the loss of a worthy member, and the Lodge and Chapter a worthy companion and brother. He was buried with Masonic honors.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 1, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Eats, Elizabeth

     Died in Green township, Gallia county, on the 1st inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Eats, in the 28th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 15, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Eblin, Alfred James

A.J. Eblin Passes
Buried At Porter
Former Gallia Man Succumbs Of Hardening Of Arteries

     A.J. Eblin, aged father of Mrs. C.J. Rust of Middleport, passed away at the latter's home at 1:30 Thursday morning, aged 73. Mr. Eblin had been ill only a few days from hardening of the arteries.
     He leaves to mourn his death six children as follows: E.J., S.S. and H.H. Eblin, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Myrtle Albright, Denver, CO; Mrs. Hattie Straight, Columbus; Mrs C.J. Rust, Middleport. Since his wife died four years ago he had been making his home with his daughter in Middleport.
     The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church at Porter, Gallia County and of Naomi Lodge, Knight of Pythias, at Gallipolis..
     The funeral services will be held at the Rust home in Middleport Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Interment at Porter, Gallia County.
Pomeroy Daily News

[Note: Alfred James Eblin born June 27, 1841; died Feb. 25, 1915 Meigs County, Ohio; aged 73 years 7 months. Parents: James Eblin and Eliza Glassburn. Buried in Fairview Long Cemetery in Springfield Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Feb. 26, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Eblin, Charley Edward

     Charley Edward Eblin, 86, Patriot Star rt., died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home. He had been in failing health the past two weeks. He was born July 21, 1890 at Hogsett, Mason County, W. Va., to the late William Perry and Mary Eliza Hughes Eblin. He moved to Gallipolis when he was 14.
     He married the former Sarah Jane Mooney of the Bladen community. She survives along with three sons, Clovis, Lee and Kenneth, all of Columbus; five daughters, Mrs. John (Sylvia) Porter, Gallipolis; Mrs. Ray (Hazel) DeLong, Patriot Star Rt.; Mrs. Walter (Mary) Fields, West Milton; Mrs. W. P. (Mabel) Baker, Columbus, and Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Miller, Grove City. He was preceded in death by two daughters and one son. Thirty-seven grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 11, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eblen [Eblin], Elizabeth

Elizabeth Eblen Died Last Week
     Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Eblen, wife of A.J. Eblen, Esq. of Porter, departed this life at her pleasant home on Tuesday, March 28, 1911; aged 68 years 5 months and 15 days. She was born at Harrisburg, in this county, Oct. 14, 1842, her parents being Joseph and Eunice McCarley Davis, life residents of Raccoon Township.
     She was united in married with A.J. Eblen Dec. 7, 1862. To this union was born ten children, four of whom Charles, Joseph, Alice and one in infancy, preceded her to the great beyond. The six living children: El J. Eblen, Frank S. Eblen, Harry H. Eblen, Mrs. Clark Albright, Mrs. Hattie Speight, all of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Charles Rust of Middleport, were all permitted to be present and with the grief-stricken husband and father blended their tears together in one common cup of sorrow over the remains of the loved one gone whom they knew only to love and worship. And with them was the little granddaughter, Bessie Eblen Smith, whose home from infancy had been with her, who taught her infant lips to lisp the name of the mother and of Jesus.
     In her religious life her life and deeds shone forth conspicuous. Uniting with the Christian Church in Morgan Township in 1863 and 4 years later by letter she joined the M.E. Church in Porter and remained a devoted working member till the summons came, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord".
     Mrs. Eblen, like a faithful soldier, which she was, was always on duty, both in church and Sunday School, her place was never vacant unless in times of severe affliction. Organizing a class of little infant girls and boys, she continued as their teacher and they would choose no other, till they were grown and scattered in the world, always remembering the instructions and kind admonition she gave them and many there are today who would raise up and called her blessed. Others who were called to take a prominent in church and Sabbath School, under discouraging circumstances, have testified how their hands have been held up by her encouraging words, her presence and her noble Christian example.
     Her funeral was preached at the M.E. Church to a large congregation of relatives and friends by Rev. J. M. Farrar, after which her remains were laid to rest by Undertaker Glassburn beside her dear children already gone, in the beautiful cemetery at Fairview.

[Note: Buried Fairview Long Cemetery in Springfield Township. Surname is spelled Eblin on death cert.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 6, 1911
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Eblin, Edna Carrie

Mrs. Edna Carrie Eblin
     Edna Carrie Eblin, daughter of William and Elizbaeth Lewis, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, May 26, 1888 and departed this life August 16, 1916, at the age of 28 years, 2 months and 21 days. One December 24, 1907, she was united in marriage to William Eblin. To this union were born three children; two of whom are living; one child, Mildred Louise, having preceded her mother to the Home beyond. Edna united with the Advent Church, December 12, 1901 and from that time she has put her trust in a Higher Power.
     She has been afflicted for some time; all that kind hearts and willing hands could do was done to save her, but God thought best to take her Home. She bore her long suffering with patience until the end came. On the morning of her death she told her husband she was tired and wanted to sleep. Jesus said, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy-laden and I will give you rest" and she fell asleep in Jesus arms.
     Edna is survived by her husband, two children, Lando and Marjorie, father and mother, two brothers and three sisters. Emory of Columbus, Fred of Hogsett, W. Va., Mrs. Anna Wallingford of Chillicothe, Mrs. Mabel Hazletts of Portland, O., and Miss Bessie at home.

A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home
which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon his love had given.
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

     The funeral services were held at Bethel M. E. Church last Friday afternoon. Burial was in the church cemetery by undertaker Stevers of Mercerville. The pall bearers were Mrs. Dora Walden, Mrs. Anna
Barcus, Mrs. Sadie Irion, Addie Jeffers, Garnet Landthorn and Mabel Craft.

Gallipolis paper
August 16, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Eblin, Ellen Rosetta

Mrs. Eblin Dies
     Mrs. Ellen Rosetta Eblin, 76, is dead at her home on Teen's Run near Eureka, from effects of a stroke of paralysis. She leaves two sons, Jesse Eblin of Bladen and Oliver of Walnut township and five daughters, Mrs. Maggie Roush of Point Pleasant, Mrs. Rosa Haffelt of Thivener, Mrs. Bertha Smith of Ironton, Mrs. Zora Mason of Middleport and Mrs. Della Northup of Gallipolis. A brother and sister, Dan Russell and Mrs. Ida Manley, live in Middleport. Funeral services were at Bethel church Tuesday by Rev. C.L. Thayer.

[Note: From Stone D. 30 May 1937]

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown - 1937
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Eblin, Everett

Green Twp. Boy Killed In Dayton Street Accident
Chas. Eblin's Boy, On Bicycle, Is Hit By Automobile
     Everett Eblin, 17, son of Charles Eblin of Green Twp., was killed yesterday in Dayton, where he had worked for several months in a bakery. He was riding a bicycle when it collided with a car, according to word received by relatives here. Death resulted from a fractured skull. The boy had lived with his sister, Mrs. Mary Zulla, at 23 Galloway St.
     This morning Undertaker, F.L. Stevers and John Porter, a brother-in-law of the decedent, left for Dayton and expected to return this evening with the body.
     Everett Eblin is survived by his parents, Charles and Sarah Mooney Eblin, who live in Liddy Hollow on Waterloo star route. There are five sisters, besides Mrs. Zulla, and three brothers: Mrs. John Porter, Bladen; Mrs. Francis Walters, Mrs. Raymond DeLong, Mable, Lee and Clovis Eblin, all of Columbus;

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Eblin, Harriet

Death of Mrs. Eblin
     Mrs. Harriet Eblin, of Springfiled township died Tuesday morning June 19, 1906, in her 83rd year. She was the widow of the late James Eblin and will be buried at Clark Chapel in Morgan township at 2 p.m., today (Wednesday). She died from the effects of a paralytic stroke of a week ago. She was a sister of the late mother of Mr. J. D. Mossman, and was a pious, good woman. She left one sister, Mrs. John Sprague. She was a member of the Christian Church. Undertaker Glassburn officited at her burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 29, 1906
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Eblin, James

     James Eblin was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia on Lick Creek, October 19, 1790. In 1803 he moved with his parents to Ohio, where they settled and made an improvement on what is now known as the old William Fulton farm on Campaign Creek, Addison township, Gallia county, Ohio. At that early day houses and improvements were few and far between. The family remained here some two years - being sick most of the time with chills and fever, they again returned to Virignia, and in 1812 again returned to Gallia County, O., and settled in Morgan township, on what is known as the school lot, now Morgan Centre, where an older brother still resides.
     His parents were once quite wealthy for that day, but so many moves and misfortunes had now reduced them to almost poverty and want. Young Eblin remained at home helping his father to clear up and otherwise improve his farm and contribute to the support of the family; his clothing being dressed buckskin pants; hunting-shirt, moccasins and coon-skin cap, until his 19th year when he purchased the balance of his time of his father by giving him a coil and fencing the acres of ground on the farm. Then he left home and went to work on the Chareston Shoals, on Kanawha, at twelve dollars per month, where he worked six months, spending the winter in hunting. Game being then plenty, he realized handsomely from the sale of pelts, furs, venson hams &c.
     The next summer he worked on the turnpike road on New River, Va., at a point known as the Dogwood knobs, at $12 per month. His employer finding him to be reliable in all trusted positions, he was soon promoted to positions more honorable and lucrative.
     After remaining here some time and having accumulated some money, he returned to Morgan township, O., where he bought and sold several small tracts of land at some profit. When in 1833 he purchased of Mr. stone, of Harmar, O., two fractions - 524 acres - at 25cts. per acres. Out of which by his economy and untiring industry he made his famous stock and product farm, for which he was offered $12,000 in 1869.
     In 1850 he was married to Miss Anna Glassburn, with whom he lived to her death, and by whom he had three children, a son and two daughters, Isaac, Mary and Cynthia. Isaac and Cynthia died when small. Mary, an amiable young lady, is the only survivor. In 1863 he was again married to Miss Harriet Boggs, daughter of the late Judge Boggs, of Galia county, O.; an estimable lady, a kind and affectionate wife who still survives him, and keenly feels her irreparable loss.
     February 1871, he traded his large farm to Col William Brown for a small, but most desirable farm and homestead in the rich valley of Cheshire, O., where he resided up to his death - April 27th, 1876, in the 76th year of his age. Mr. Eblin was a true friend, when he professed friendship, had a kind heart, and was an honest man - the noblest work of God. He was borne to the tomb by his Masonic brethren, where his remains were deposited with Masonic rites in order. May the earth rest gently upon him, and may his spirit find great rest. "So more it be."

[Note: Buried Mound Hill Cmetery in Gallipolis Twp]

Gallipolis Journal
May 14, 1876
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Eblin, James C.

J.C. EBLIN
     Last rites for J. C. Eblin, 60, Charleston, brother of Mrs. Mary Broyles, Gallipolis, who died Monday were scheduled for today in Charleston at 2 p.m. from the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memorial Park there.
     Mr. Eblin, husband of Alta Mae Sayre Eblin, formerly of Point Pleasant, was dead on arrival at Charleston General Hospital from an apparent heart attack. He was a retired superintendent of transportation for the former Charleston Transit Company and had 34 years service with the transit company and was owner and president of the Consolidated Claim Service.
     Mr. Eblin was a native of Gallipolis. He was an honorary member of the Charleston Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the Charleston Claims Association and was a member of the West Side Businessman’s Club and Calvary Baptist Church.

[Note: The Social Security Death Index indicates that James Eblin was born October 29, 1913, and died February 1974 and received his social security card in WV prior to 1951. His wife’s obituary available at Findagrave.com indicates his first name was James.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. February 1974
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Eblin, John Harvey

     OBITUARY - John Harvey Eblin, son of Harvey and Hannah Eblin was born at Morgan Center, Ohio, January 4th, 1857 and departed this life June 5th, 1937 being at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 1 day.
He was united in marriage to Ellen Rosetta Russell August, 1879. To this union five daughters and 3 sons were born. They are: Mrs. Samuel Roush, of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., Mrs. John Haffelt of Thivener, O., Mrs. Edward Smith of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. Earl Mason, Middleport, Ohio, Mrs. Charles Northup, Gallipolis, Jessie Eblin of Bladen, Ohio, O. C. Eblin of Gage, Ohio, with whom he made his home for the past two years. Another son, Bertie Eblin, preceded him in death nine years ago. Besides his own immediate family, he leaves to mourn his departure 38 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
     Mr. Eblin was the last of a large family of children. He had been suffering from heart attacks for the past two years. Too much cannot be said for this good friend and neighbor, who was always willing and ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. The Bible was his book of books and he knew and used it well.

“There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And with his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.

“Shall I have naught that is fair? Saith He
Have not but the bearded grain?
Though the breath of these flowers are sweet to me,
I will give them all back again.

“He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes;
He kissed their drooping leaves,
It was for the Lord of Paradise,
He bound them in his sheaves.

“My Lord has need of these flowers gay,
The reaper said and smiled;
Dear tokens of the earth are they,
Where he was once a child.

“They shall all bloom in the fields of light
Transplanted by my care,
And saints upon their garments white,
These sacred blossoms wear.

“O! not in cruelty, not in wrath
The Reaper came that day
Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flower away.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 18, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Eblin, William

William Eblin, 36, Dies After Week In Holzer Hospital
Discharged Soldier Succumbs To Coronary Thrombosis
     William Eblin, 36, mention of whose critical illness has been frequently made in The Tribune, died Friday night at the Holzer Hospital. He had entered there last Saturday morning after he had been stricken with coronary thrombosis while on a visit here. He had received a medical discharge from the Army in February last after thirteen months service.
     His home was at Dayton where he had been employed for six years before he entered the service.
William Clark Eblin was the son of the late Bert and Elvina Henry Eblin. He was born in Mason County, W. Va. March 17, 1908 and moved to Gallipolis when a small boy.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie McKean Eblin and these sisters and brothers, Mrs. Eva Fowler and Mrs. Virginia Rose of Dayton; Mrs. Alma St. Claire of Dunbar, W. Va., Mrs. Ethel Sayre of Capehart, W. Va., James Eblin of Charleston and Mrs. Mary Broyles of this city. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daily, the latter a sister of Mrs. Eblin. Rev. W. S. Westerman will officiate with burial in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 22, 1944
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Echelmeyer, John H

John Echelmeyer Dead
One of Gallia's Best Citizens Passes
     John H Echelmeyer, a prominent Gallia county farmer, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, May 16, 1920, at his home near Patriot, from stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Echelmeyer was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 17, 1849, and was married to Miss Sophia Ropeter on February 27, 1874.
     He is survived by his wife and daughters, Mrs. Frank Allison of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mrs. Alva Meyers and Mrs. Henry E Grube of this city, Mrs. Wm Kellermeier of Bowling Green, and on son, Fred at home. Mr. Echelmeyer is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Thos. Smeltzer of Blazer, O., Mrs. Carrie Smeltzer and Mrs. Gregg Shartz of this city, and Charles Echelmeyer of Patriot.
     The funeral will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Patriot Lutheran church by the Rev. Mr. Honn of the Lutheran church of Ironton. The burial will be in charge of undertaker Tope.
     Mr. Echelmeyer was a man highly respected by all who knew him and a man of high character and patriotism. He had been a devout member of the Lutheran Church for many years. He will be greatly missed in the community where he resided and he had many friends in Gallipolis who will greatly regret to hear of his death.

[Note: buried in German Ridge in Walnut Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 18, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page


Echelmeyer, Nellie [Soles]

Mrs. Nellie Soles Echelmeyer Dies
     After an illness of but one week Mrs. Nellie Echelmeyer, wife of Fred Echelmeyer, died about 7 o’clock this morning at the family home on German Ridge. Pneumonia, which developed after a heavy cold and flu, was the cause of her passing.
     Mrs. Echelmeyer was the daughter of Ed Soles and the late Mrs. Emma Soles of Rodney and in addition to her husband and father, she leaves motherless an eleven year old daughter, Emma Louise. There also survive two brothers and a sister, Frank Soles of Columbus and Clode and Miss Hazel Soles of Rodney.
     She was born at Fairfield and would have been forty-seven years old Dec. 22 next. She was married to Mr. Echelmeyer at Ironton Sept. 28, 1922. She was tenderly devoted to her family and home and highly esteemed throughout the county in which she spent her entire life. She was a member of Cadmus Grange.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Rodney M. E. Church by Rev. Frye of Patriot. Burial will be in the cemetery at Rio Grande by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

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


Echelmeyer, Nellie [Soles]

OBITUARY
     Nellie Soles Echelmeyer was born Dec. 22, 1889. Departed this life Feb. 25, 1937, at the age of 47 years. She was the daughter of Edward and Emma Soles of Rodney, Ohio.
     In addition to her husband, and daughter, Emma Louise, to whom she was deeply devoted, she leaves to mourn her passing her father, one sister, Miss Hazel Soles of Rodney, O., two brothers, Frank and Clode Soles, both of Columbus, Ohio, one foster sister, Cynthia Martin of Rodney, and a host of other relatives and friends. Her mother preceded her in death more than a year ago. Of Nellie’s going we all feel more keenly than words can express the loss of our Beloved friend.

“But when in all her state,
Illumed the eastern skies,
She passed through Glory’s’ Morning Gate
And walked in Paradise.”

    In her early childhood she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, after which she united with the M. E. Church at Rodney. Nellie was of a kind disposition, of sterling quality and Christian character. She gave constant testimony of clean, pure and effective living. Her attitude toward others was always generous and kind. Evidence of peoples faith in Nellie are manifold. Her love for God was seen in her devotion to her church, to her family, and to her neighbors, and her ever ready willingness to do what she could. And she was ready to go, her only regret was leaving her loved ones.

“Death rides on every passing breeze,
And lurks in every flower,
There is a land where beauty cannot fade,
Nor sorrow dim the eye,
Where true love shall not droop,
Nor be dismayed
And none shall ever die.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 10, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Echelmeyer, Phillip

Death Of Phillip Echelmeyer
     Mr. Phillip Echelmeyer, one of the old and highly honored citizens of Walnut Township, died at his home on last Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, aged about 78 years. He had been in failing health for the past three years and recently was rendered helpless by paralysis.
     He was a member of the Lutheran Church and was a truly good man help in high esteem by all. His death is mourned by a wife and five children, Mrs. Peter Smeltzer, Mrs. G.A. Shartz, Mrs. Thomas Smeltzer and Messrs. J.H. and C.F. Echelmeyer, all of whom are residents of this county.
     The funeral was held at the German Church in that township Thursday, burial following at the German Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1819 Germany; died March 2, 1897; 78 years of age. Buried in German Ridge in Walnut Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 6, 1897
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Echelmeyer, Sophia [Ropeter]

Mrs. Echelmeyer Dead
Passed Away Sunday Afternoon At A Home Near Patriot
     Mrs. John H. Echelmeyer, mother of Mrs. Henry E. Grube of Court street, and a fine old lady died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home near Patriot. A stroke of apoplexy caused Mrs. Echelmeyer's death.
Mrs. Echelmeyer, formerly Miss Sophia Ropeter, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa, Feb 17, 1849. She was married to John H. Echelmeyer, one of this county's best citizens, on Feb. 27, 1874.
     Mrs. Echelmeyer was a consistent and devoted member of the Lutheran church of which she has been a worshipper for many years. She was held in the highest esteem and respect by her many friends and acquaintances.
     Mrs. Echelmeyer is survived by her husband and daughters, Mrs. Frank Allison of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mrs. Alva Meyers and Mrs. Henry E. Grube, of this city, Mrs. Wm. Kellermeier of Bowling Green, and one son, Fred, at home. Mrs. Echelmeyer is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Thos. Smeltzer of Blazer, O., Mrs. Carrie Smeltzer and Mrs. Gregg Shartz of this city, and Charles Echelmeyer of Patriot.
     The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Honn of the Lutheran church of Ironton. The burial will be in charge of undertaker Tope. Announcement of the time of the funeral will be made later.

[Note: Buried in German Ridge Cemetery in Walnut Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 17, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page


Eckels, Walter Howard

Death of Mr. Eckels
     Walter Howard Eckels, brother of Mrs. Alvin Brown, died at her home on [618] Second avenue at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. He was a traveling man for a photography firm for the past 15 years. He spent his summers in the north and winters in the south owing to having chronic bronchitis. He took sick in Richmond, Va., about two weeks ago and finding he was not improving decided to come to his only sister.
     He was born in Clarksville, Mercer county, Pa., August 1st, 1864, and leaves to mourn his loss his sister and two brothers, John W. Eckels of Washington, D. C., and Frank C. Eckels of Conneautville, Pa.
He will be buried from the home of Mrs. Brown at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment at Pine St. Cemetery by Undertaker Hayward.

[Note: 8/1/1864 - 2/5/1920 s/o James & Mary Wornock Eckels]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 6, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ecker, Caroline S.

Mrs. C. S. Ecker Passed Away Last Saturday
     Mrs. Caroline S. Ecker died at her home in this city October 16, 1909, after a long and painful illness, aged 91 years, 9 months and 24 days.
Mrs. Ecker was born in Slathagen Schaumberg Lippe, Germany, December 22, 1827, and came to America February 28, 1846, landing in New York. From there she went to Pittsburg, where she was married to Mr. Henry Ecker, July 1, 1847. They became the parents of four children, William, who died in infancy, John W. and Charles L., of Gallipolis and one daughter, Mrs. Louisa C. Stone of Melville, La.
     Mr. and Mrs. Ecker moved to Gallia county from Pittsburg in 1853 and settled on a farm in Green township and in October, 1873, moved to Gallipolis where they resided until the final summons came. Mrs. Ecker is also survived by brothers, William Weihe, of Connelsville, Pa., and Charles Weihe, of Gallipolis, and one sister, Miss Sophia Weihe, of Germany. She in company with her brother, Charles Weihe, visited her sister in Germany about two years ago and despite her advanced age, enjoyed the trip immensely.
     Mrs. Ecker was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at an early age. Since the church in this city has held no regular services, she attended the Presbyterian Church and was a consistent Christian. Kind and charitable, she was an ideal wife and mother and loved her home and her death brings sorrow to many friends.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday morning by Rev. Maguire, interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward & Son.

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


Ecker, Charles Albert

Albert Ecker Killed
By Fall From A Telephone Pole in Sacramento, Cal.
     Falling from a telephone pole where he was working as lineman, Charles Albert Ecker, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ecker of this city, met instant death at Sacramento Cal., Tuesday, according to messages received here Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Ecker received two messages, one from the coroner at Sacramento, the other from a lady friend of their son.
     Besides the parents two brothers survive, Oscar located at Independence, Kan., and Ernest, a traveling salesman with headquarters at Bluefield, W. Va.
     Albert was a member of the local lodge of Elks and Will Sigler, secretary of the lodge, wired the Elk’s lodge at Sacramento to see after the preparing the body for shipment here for burial. The brother, Oscar at Independence, Kan., is expected to meet the remains at St. Louis and accompany them here. Time of arrival is not known at present. The sympathy of the entire community will go out to Mr. and Mrs. Ecker as the news comes as a great shock to them.
     Funeral announcements will be made later.

[Note: Buried at Mound Hill Cemetery – 1881-1920]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 29, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Ecker, Charles Louis

Charles L. Ecker Died Friday
Well Known Citizen Passes After Long Illness--Funeral Was Sunday
     Charles Louis Ecker, a life-long resident of the Centenary neighborhood in Green township, passed away Friday, August 3, 1928, at his beautiful country home, "The Maples." Mr. Ecker had been in failing health for several months and his death was not unexpected.
     Funeral services were held at the family home Sunday afternoon by Rev. J.R. Fields of Logan, a long-time friend, and Rev. Reitz of the Rodney M.E. Circuit. These services were attended by a large gathering of relatives and friends. Interment was made in Mound Hill cemetery. In the passing of Mr. Ecker, Gallia county lost one of its best citizens. He was a son of Henry C. and Caroline Weihe Ecker, born in Green township on Sept. 7, 1856, and departed this life aged 71 years, 10 months and 27 days.
     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Stone Ecker, four children, Margaret Caroline, a teacher in the state of New York, Horace B. of Fostoria, Mrs. Hazel Ecker Hine of New York City, and Mrs. Pearl Ecker Hatfield, who with her husband, Mr. Elmer Hatfield and son Brownie reside at the home place. Mr. Ecker successfully devoted his life to farming. He was a Democrat in politics and was a candidate in years gone by for county treasurer and commissioner. At one time he served as vice president of the First National bank in this city and was a member of its board of directors when he died.

Gallia Times
August 9, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Ecker, Clara A.

     ECKER - In Green township, on Monday night, Nov. 15th, 1875, Clara, youngest daughter of Mr. John Ecker, in the 6th year of her age.

[Note: Buried in Centenary Cemetery in Green Township.  Tombstone inscription says died 15 Nov 1875 age 5y 3m 8d d/o J&M.]

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


Ecker, E. E.

E.E. Ecker, 63, Claimed Early Today
     Everette E. Ecker, 63, a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute and a resident of 419 Fourth Avenue, died at 2:25 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. He had been hospitalized for nine days.
     Mr. Ecker had been in failing health from a heart condition for three years and his condition had been serious for two weeks. He retired from the G.S.I. six years ago.
     Mr. Ecker was born in Gallipolis on April 17, 1901, son of the late Harry H. and Carrie Mae Worman Ecker. His marriage was to the former Belle French on Oct. 15, 1921 in Gallipolis. She survives along with one daughter Rms. William M. (LaDonna) Jean) Wilson of Columbus and two granddaughters. A surviving sister is Mrs. Cornnie Walker of Lima.
     Mr. Ecker spent all of his life in Gallipolis and attended the First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and Ohio Valley Grange.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 5, 1965
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood

Ecker, Everette

Ecker Services at 2:30 P.M. Sunday
     Rev. Chester Lemley, assisted by Rev. Joseph Chapman, will officiate at services for Everette Ecker at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Walter Wedemeyer, Garrett Kerns, Francis Kerr, Lawrence W. McQuaid, Ross Roush and Tom Williams.

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


Ecker, Florence [Bott]

Mrs. Florence B. Ecker, 76, dies after illness
     Mrs. Florence Bott Ecker, 76, widow of Col. H. B. Ecker, 208 First Ave., Gallipolis, and mother of GAHS football coach C. L. (Johnny) Ecker, died Sunday morning in the Holzer Medical Center following a extended illness.
     Active in many civic and charitable organizations in Gallipolis and Gallia County, Mrs. Ecker was born May 25, 1896, in Apollo, Pa., daughter of the late John and Jemima Marshall Bott. After graduating from Apollo High School, she moved to Okmulgee, Okla., with her family. She later graduated from Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. After graduating from college she taught school in Oklahoma several years.
     In 1929, Mrs. Ecker graduated from the University of Michigan as a registered nurse. She move to Gallipolis that year and became an instructor in the Holzer Hospital School of Nursing. She married Col. Horace B. Ecker on Jan. 12, 1931. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1958. Col. Ecker was a local real estate and automobile dealer in Gallipolis for several years. Two children survive, Charles L. (Johnny) Ecker, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Kyle (Jean) Sessions, Bloomington, Ill. Three grandchildren survive.

[Note: Died April 22, 1973 Buried April 24, 1973]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Ecker, Henry,

Death of Mr. Ecker
     Mr. Henry Ecker died at 20 minutes past 2 o’clock Monday morning, February 20th, 1904, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 15 days. He was born in Hanover, Germany, December 14, 1822, and came to the United States stopping at Pittsburg, Pa., when he was 23 years of age and where he was married to Miss Caroline S, [unreadable] July 1st 1847. To them were born three sons and one daughter William who died in infancy, J. W.  and C. L. Ecker of Green township, Gallia Co., O., and Mrs., L. C. Stone, of Melville, Louisiana.
     He was a shoemaker by trade, which he followed during his stay in Pittsburg. In 1853 he came to this county settling in Green township where his time was occupied by his trade and farming, until October 1863, when he came to Gallipolis, O., where he resided at the time of his death.
     He had three brothers, John, William and Fred and four sisters, all of whom had preceded him except Mrs. Wm. Klicher and Mrs. G. Schmitte of Pittsburg, Pa.
     The funeral services of Mr. Ecker will be at the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev. John W. McCormich and the burial at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. The time has not been determined until a sister living in Louisiana can be heard from.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 1904
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Ecker, Horace Benton

Col. Horace B. Ecker Dies Of Heart Attack
     Col. Horace Benton Ecker, 66, of the most colorful of Gallipolis businessmen died suddenly at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the side of his home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hatfield at Northup.  He and his wife had parked their car on the road near the Northup bridge, since the car could not get up the hill.  His wife went ahead, and when he did not appear an investigation found him dead near the corner of the home.
     Col. Ecker as a youth engaged in farming with his father at Centenary and later went to Idaho where he was associaated with his uncle.  After service as a lieutenant in World War 1, stationed in Texas, he returned to Gallipolis and launched into many activities.  He was an active auctioneer, and later went into the auto sales business and had outstanding success.  He is a former owner of the Gallipolis Motor Co.  After selling out that agency he entered into a partnerrship with Carl Myers, and was thus connected in the real estate business until the time of his death.
     He was vice president and a director of the Commercial and Savings Bank, director of the Gallipolis Savings and Loan Co., and owner of much real estate in the city and county.  He belonged to all of the York Masonic bodies and Aladdin Shrine and the Gallipolis Shrine club.  He was a past exalted ruler of the Gallipolis Elks lodge.  He held memnbership in the Centenary Methodist church and was a communicant of the First Presbyterian church.
     He was born in Green twp., on March 29, 1891, the son of the late Charles L. and Nora Stone Ecker.  He met and married the former Florence Bott, of Okmulgee, Okla., when she came here as an instructor in the Holzer school of nursing, and she survives along with a son and daughter, Charles L. (Johnny), stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., with the Air Force, and Miss Jean Ecker of Chicago, Ill.  Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Pearl) Hatfield of Northup, associated with the county health department, and Miss Margaret Ecker, a retired, Pleasantville, N.Y, teacher also of Northup and Mrs. Hazel Hines of Nevada, Mo.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian church.  Rev. L.H. Stebbins will officiate, assisted by Rev. Clyde Webster of the Centenary Methodist church.  The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service.  Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Funeral home.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening   The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers that donation be made to the Gallia County chapter, American Heart society.

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Ecker, John H.

Death of John H. Ecker
     Mr. John H. Ecker, one of the most esteemed German citizens of Green township, passed away at his home last night, Friday, February 10, 1899 at 11: o’clock.
     His funeral services will be conducted at Centenary by Rev. John W. McCormick at 10:30 Sunday morning, the burial service being by Undertaker Wetherholt at the same place.
     Mr. Ecker had been complaining of heart trouble or shortness of breath for a long time, but was taken worse last Wednesday night. For fifteen or twenty years, he was not known to have missed coming to town with butter and eggs every Wednesday and Saturday. He was a very jovial, good natured man, who always had something pleasant to say to every one he met. He, by a life of industry and frugality accumulated quite an amount of valuable property which, however, he mainly gave away to his heirs several years ago. The farm of 186 acres on which he lives belongs to his son, Harry.
     He was the father of Attorney W. H. C. Ecker, of California, Harry, Edward, Mrs. Frank or Mary Stringfellow, Mrs. John Liddy and Mrs. Solomon Russel, and grandfather of Gomer, Charley, Myrtie, Birdie, Clara, Emm and Garnet Stringfellow, and Oscar Russel, Clay and Estie Liddy, and Cornie, Louise and Edna Ecker. He was the brother of Henry, William and Fred Ecker, all dead but Henry.
     He would have been 81 years old next April, and old as he was, his death is a genuite sorrow to all who knew him. He was honest, upright, and true, and a citizen above all contumely of reproach.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 11, 1899

[Note: In one of the obituaries below and on his death record he is listed as John D. Ecker instead of John H. The preponderance of evidence seems to favor John D. Ecker (as in John David) as the correct name.]

Ecker, John

Death of John Ecker
     Mr. John Ecker, of Green Township, died suddenly on last Saturday morning. He was sitting in a rocking chair when death came. Rheumatism of the heart is given as the cause. He was about 82 years of age, and a farmer by occupation. He wife preceded him in death about six years ago. He was the father of Messrs. W. H. C. and Edward Ecker, of San Diego, Cal., and Mr. Harry Ecker. The funeral and burial took place at Centenary last Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, Rev. J. W. McCormick officiating at the funeral and Wetherholt at the burial.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, February 18, 1899


Ecker, John D.

     A friend has furnished us some additional facts concerning the life and death of John D. Ecker, whose death was noted in last week’s Journal, and which occurred Feb. 10, 1899. Mr. Ecker was one of our most prominent farmers, widely known and the following will be read with real interest by many:
Mr. Ecker was born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, May 31st, 1818. He came to America in 1846, first settling at Pittsburg, Pa., from which place he came to Gallia Co. and located on the farm where he has since resided.
     He was a thrifty, industrious and successful farmer and his home was one of neatness, plenty and comfort. His social qualities were of a genial, whole-souled character and his influence was for peace and harmony in the community where he resided.
     He was twice married. His first wife was Wilhelmina Leeking, who died Nov. 11, 1856. His second wife was Mary C. Dickman, who died May 5, 1888. He was the father of eleven children, of whom five preceded him to the future world, and those who survive him are W. H. C. Ecker, Mary E. Stringfellow, Edwin W. Ecker, Caroline S. Liddy, Josephine W. Russell and Harry Ecker. Mr. Ecker was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and church when fourteen years old.
     His sickness was brief, and in anticipation of the change that awaited him, he spoke of it calmly and made fitting suggestions concerning his burial. He was an affectionate husband and father, and in his conversation often spoke of his two sons far away, and in his last hours repeated to his children present many of his favorite hymns and prayers learned in his youth. When the messenger came to bear him away, he passed calmly and peacefully without a struggle from earth to the great beyond while setting in his chair.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 1, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of page


Ecker, John W.

John W. Ecker Drops Dead At Home Thursday
Prominent Gallia Countian Is Victim Of Cerebral Hemorrhage
     After arising according to his usual custom and attending to the chores of his barn, Mr. John W. Ecker, one of Gallia County's most prominent and well known citizens, dropped dead in the kitchen of his home about seven o'clock this Thursday morning, July 26, 1923. He was 71 years of age.
     Mr. Ecker had been in rather poor health for some time and had made a trip to Maple Grove Springs July 12th. This morning, however, he told his wife that he felt fine--better than he had for some time and went about his usual tasks with his natural vigor. But when he returned to the house he became the victim of a cerebral hemorrhage and fell to the kithen floor where he was discovered immediately by his wife, who heard the fall while down in the cellar.
     Born in Allegheny, PA, Mr. Ecker was brought to Gallia County when only a babe, 2 years of age and has been a resident and staunch citizen ever since. Until about ten years ago he owned and operated a large farm near Alexandria, but with the infirmities which come with increasing years, Mr. Ecker was obliged to retire from active farming and thereupon moved to Gallipolis. He rented the farm for several years and then sold it.
     Mr. Ecker had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was a prominent member of the Masonic Orer, being a Knight Templar.
     Earily in life Mr.Ecker married Miss Emma Waddell and to them were born three sons, two of whom are left to mourn their loss, Albert, the oldest, having died last October; Oscar is located at Independence, KS and Ernest at Bluefield, WV. Mr. Ecker is also survived by one brother, Mr. Chas. L. Ecker, a well known farmer of this county, his only sister, Mrs. Louisa Stone having preceded him a year ago.
     The funeral will be in charge of the Knight Templars but the time has not been set pending the arrival of Mr. Ecker's son, Oscar, from the West. It will not be before Sunday; however and the burial will be under the direction of Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons. Definite announcement will be made later.

[Note: Death Certificate..John William Ecker born March 23, 1852 Alleghany County, PA; died July 25, 1923; aged 71 years 4 months and 3 days of age. Parents: Henry & Meiha Ecker (both born Germany)..Burial Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallia Tribune
Aug. 4, 1923 [Weekly]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Ecker, Lenora [Stone]

Mrs. Ecker Dies In Hatfield Home 7 P.M. Saturday
Rites 2 Tuesday With Rev. Mr. Gishler In Charge
     Mrs. Lenora Stone Ecker, 84, widow of Charles L. Ecker, entered into eternal rest at 7 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Sheriff and Mrs. Elmer E. Hatfield, where she had long resided and been tenderly cared for in her declining years.
     Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the George J. Wetherholt & Son mortuary by Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler, with interment following in the beautiful Ecker- Hatfield plot in Mound Hill Cemetery. Pall bearers chosen are Frank C. Ghrist, Edward Judy, Charles T. Robinson, Harry W. Dexter, Dr. D. C. Priestley, and Edwin McCormick.
     Mrs. Ecker was born April 14, 1860 to the Hon. Elijah A. and Margaret Liddy Stone in Green Township. She was educated in the Gallia Academy and the Gilman Seminary, and later taught in several rural schools and one term at the Academy.
     On Nov. 1, 1885, she was united by marriage with Charles L. Ecker, They established their residence at The Maples at Centenary, where they maintained a hospitable home for 40 years. Their surviving children are Mrs. Elmer Hatfield, Margaret C. Ecker of Pleasantville, New York, Hazel E. Hine, Mt Pleasant, Iowa and Horace b. Ecker. There are three grandchildren – Karl (Brownie) Hatfield, in the U.S. Navy and Jean and Charles Ecker.
     Mrs. Ecker was the last survivor of her parents’ family. The others were a sister, Jennie, who died early in life, James W. Stone, a former sheriff of this county, Dr. John Stone of San Diego, Calif., Clark Stone of Melville, La., and Wilbur F. Stone of Leadore, Idaho.
     A life-long Methodist, Mrs. Ecker was a true mother in Israel. Kindly, gentle, yet strong of character, she left an impress for better living upon all her contacts. Noted for her passion of flowers she surrounded herself with beautiful ‘blooms’ and bore for them a deep love as symbolical of a life to come in their repeated passing and certain resurrection.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 23, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley

Ecker, Norah [Stone]

Former Gallia Co. School Teacher Dies At Home Of Daughter Saturday Night
Funeral of Mrs. Norah Ecker Will Be Held On Tuesday
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Norah Ecker, age 84, died at 7:30 Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Hatfield after an illness of three years attributed to the infirmities of age.
     A life-long resident of Gallia County, Mrs. Ecker was the daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Liddy Stone. She was born in Green Township near the farm on which she and her husband spent their married life.
     Mrs. Ecker was a teacher in the Gallia County schools before her marriage to Charles L. Ecker, who died in August, 1928. They were parents of four children; Miss Margaret Ecker, teaching in the high school at Pleasantville, N. Y., and who arrived in Gallipolis Saturday evening; Col. H. B. Ecker and Mrs. Hatfield of this city; Mrs. Hazel Hines, located at Pleasant City, Iowa, who reached here Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Ecker had four brothers, all deceased. They were Clark Stone, James Stone, who served two terms as Gallia County sheriff in the late nineties; Wilbur, and Dr. John Stone, father of Loren Stone, of this city.
     Three grandchildren survive, Jean and Johnnie Ecker, and Karl Hatfield, in the United States Navy and who is en route by plane from San Diego, Calif., and is expected to arrive in time for the funeral.
     Funeral services will be held at the George J. Wetherholt Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by the Reverend Lewis Weber Gishler of Muncie, Ind., former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. Selected pallbearers are: Dr. D. C. Priestley, Harry Dexter, Frank Ghrist, Charles T. Robinson, Edwin McCormick and Ed Judy. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
Monday, October 23, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                           Top of Page


Ecker, Madeline [Meal]

Written By Request On The Death Of Mrs. Wm. J. Ecker
     The deceased was born in Germany, and with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meal, came to America when but three months old. She joined the Lutheran Church at the age of fifteen, and died near Gallipolis, Feb. 4, 1884, aged 37 years. Mrs. Ecker was indeed a true woman, one in whom could be placed the utmost confidence. She was a devoted wife, a patient and careful mother. When she went as a step-mother to the home of Mr. Ecker, she filled her place with honor and credit to herself and satisfaction to those around her. Will there not be a star in her crown of rejoicing for this work which was performed so faithfully? But she has gone from among us - from her earthly home - from the dearest of ties, to her heavenly home, where we believe she is fully realizing the joys of that house of many mansions, which appear to her enraptured gaze. It may be that a busy, bustling world outside will partly forget her absence, but those who for years have become accustomed to her society will ever keenly realize the vacant place.
     Dear, sorrow-stricken friends, we would that we could say something to calm your grief. You have our sympathy, but for comfort we can only point you to our father who "rules in a mysterious way," and who only knoweth why you are passing through this sore affliction. He hath said, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." May this, and the thought that your loved one is anchored safely in the harbor of eternal rest, comfort you. Then how sweet to also think "We shall know each other there"- that when this mortal shall have put on immortality we shall range the fields of paradise with friends who have walked with us here, and together sing the songs of the redeemed. May God be very near the aged parents, to bless and comfort them; may He bestow an equal blessing on the bereaved husband, and may He so tenderly care for little Georgie and Lottie that they, too, may be gathered home when this death angel calls. May He also remember the lonely sister and other friends who mourn the loss of this good woman.
     Her funeral services, which took place at Centenary Chapel, were conducted by the Rev. Mr L Burry, of Gallipolis, after which her body was lain away until the morning of the resurrection.
     Farewell, departed friend! May the clods rest lightly above thee; may the birds sing sweetly o'er the place where thou art sleeping, and may we be so exceedingly happy as to meet thee in
                            
                       Thy home over there,
                                By the side of the river of light,
                             Where the saints all immortal and fair,
                                Are robed in their garments of white.
                                                                                         N.S.

[Note: Cemetery entry reads, born Janurary 17, 1847. died Feburary 5, 1884. "wife of J.W."- notice different day of death]

Gallipolis Journal
March 6, 1884
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Ecker, Margaret C.

     GALLIPOLIS - Margaret C. Ecker, 96, of 856 First Ave., died Friday night at Scenic Hills Nursing Center following a long illness. A retired teacher, she was born March 17, 1889 in Green Township to the late Charles L. and Nora Stone Ecker. A Gallia Academy High School and Ohio State University graduate, she was a member of Grace United Methodist church, Delta Kappa Gamma, DAR and Philimaphion Club.
     Surviving include two nephews, Johnny Ecker of Gallipolis and Brownie Hatfield of Phoenix, Ariz., and one niece, Mrs. Jean Ecker of Bloomington, Ill. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hine and Mrs. Pearl Hatfield, and one brother, Col. H. B. Ecker.
     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Sunday Times Sentinel
March 16, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ecker, W.H.C.

Death of W.H.C. Ecker
     W.H. C. Ecker, who left here many years ago, died at San Diego, CA, last night where he was long a resident. He was the son of John D. Ecker and a cousin of J.W. of this city. A lawyer by profession, he was once Prosecuting Attorney of Gallia County. He left here to find a climate where he could get relief from asthma. He was about 65 years of age.

[Note: Born: Jan. 1852]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 7, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Ecker, Wilhelmina Sophia

OBITUARY
    
Died of typhoid fever in Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio, Mrs. Wilhelmina Sophia Ecker, in the 46th year of her age. The subject of his notice was born in Germany, the then Kingdom of Hanover, and emigrated to this country (Pennsylvania) some twenty years afterwards, and was married in 1851.
     Mrs. Ecker embraced the Christian Religion in the 14th year of her age, and the sacred promises that she made to God were closely observed through the course of her life. She was always ready to discharge her religious duties with the firm assurance of a future life. The Church has lost a devout and humble member; and the family a trustworthy and devout mother.

          “A loved one is gone from our circle,
           On earth we will meet her no more,
           She has gone to her home in heaven,
           And all her afflictions are o’er.”        W.H.E.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Wednesday, February 26, 1873
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ecker, William J

     At his home in Green Township on Tuesday morning last, Mr. William J. Ecker died, surrounded by his family, this good and true man peacefully went to his eternal home. He was one of the best citizens of our county, a man universally respected and esteemed and his presence in our midst will be sadly missed. He had been a sufferer for a long time past with cancer of the stomach. His sufferings were intense but he bore them with heroic fortitude and bravely faced the inevitable.
     His funeral was the largest, perhaps, ever held in Green Township, neighbors and friends from all over the county assembling to pay the last tribute to an honest man and a good citizen. The services were held at Centenary and the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. John W. McCormick. The interment was in Centenary Cemetery.
     Mr. Ecker was a native of Germany and came to this country in 1846. He was born on the 26th. of November, 1826. He had been married three times and leaves five living children. His last wife was a daughter of Mr. J.T. Smith, of Harrison, who survives the death of her beloved and loving husband.

[Note: Death Certificate: died Oct. 27, 1891 Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio. 65 years of age. Married]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov.. 3, 1891
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Eckhart, Beulah [Linkous]

Soldier’s Wife Dies Suddenly In Colorado
    
Mrs. Orin Eckhart, who died suddenly at Denver, Colo., was buried this afternoon in Good Hope Cemetery following services at that Church in Guyan township.
     The Tribune was not able to get many particulars concerning her passing. She was a native of West Virginia and taught school there the past winter. At the close of school she went to visit her husband, who was stationed in an army camp at Denver.
     She had been in excellent health so far as her husband’s relatives in the lower part of the county knew, and her death, was caused by a stroke of paralysis.

[Note: The Denver Post newspaper has death listed as June 12, 1943. Beulah Linkous & Orin Leslie Eckhart were married 6/14/1930 in Cabell Co., WV.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 16, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Eckhart, Oren
     Oren L. Eckhart, 74, a native of Crown City, died Sept. 24 at his home, 1902 Cocoa Palm Drive, Edgewater, Fla. He moved to Edgewater from Gary, W. Va., in 1963. Survivors are his sister in Piketon, Ohio, and his widow, Janis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 14, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Edler, Bert

Bert Edler Dies In Columbus Home
     Bert S. Edler, 63, a native of Gallia County died unexpectedly Monday at his home, 109 W. Pacemont Rd., Columbus. Funeral will be held at 10:30 Thursday in Feil funeral home. Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Edler was employed by the Columbus Bolt Works for 28 years prior to his retirement in 1944. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Edler; a brother, Charles Edler, Columbus; four sisters; Mrs. Emma Flesher of Grove City, Mrs. Grace Melchi and Mrs. Mabel Melchi of Sturgis, Mich., and Minnie Goodin of Columbus.

[Note: Death certificate indicates dob October 4(?), 1882, dod January 21, 1946, full name Bert Sanford Edler.]

Newspaper (prob. January, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ripley file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Edler, Cynthia Annie

Mrs. Cynthia Annie Edler Dead
     Mrs. Cynthia Annie Edler, widow of John H. Edler, civil war veteran, died Tuesday morning March 16, 1926, at her home on First Ave., at the age of 68 years, after an illness of several weeks. She leaves nine children - eight sons and one daughter. Pearl R. of Charleston, W. Va., Thomas L., Carmel, Cal.; Clinton E., Patriot, O.; Maurice S., Buffalo, N. Y.; Jesse H., Detroit, Mich.; Marion G. and Lester W. of this city; Harry E. of Columbus, O.; and Hattie F. Edler of Chicago, Ill; and two step-sons Frank A. Edler, John W. Edler of Columbus, O.; and one sister Nancy J. Edler.
     Funeral at the residence Saturday morning at nine o'clock, burial at Patriot, O., in charge of undertaker Albert E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 18, 1926
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Edler, Morris Sanford

Gallipolis Man Dies In Ironton At 77
     Morris Sanford Edler, 77, a resident of Gallipolis died at 6:45 p. m. Wednesday in Ironton General Hospital. He had been a patient in a Coal Grove nursing home for over a year.
     Mr. Edler was born at Patriot on Aug. 20, 1876 [sic- should be 1886], son of the late John H. and Cynthia Ann Riley [sic- should be Ripley] Edler. He is survived by three brothers and a sister, Lester and Marion Edler, both of Gallipolis, Harry Edler of Columbus and Mrs. Hattie Whaley of Decauter, Mich.
     Mr. Edler was a retired restaurant worker and most of his active career was spent in Buffalo, N. Y. There he met and married the former Lydia Kraskie, who preceded him in death in 1933. A surviving daughter is Mrs. Cynthia Wagonblott of Cheektowaga, N. Y. There are four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Glen Hueholt will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1964
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page


Edler, Nancy J. [Ripley]

Nancy Edler, 85, Dies
Buried at 2 Tuesday
     Mrs. Nancy J. Edler died Sunday at one o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ross Wilson, Fourth avenue, after an illness of almost six months duration of complications incident to her advanced age. As Nancy Ripley, member of a prominent Gallia county family, she was born at Patriot, eighty-five years ago next August 31.
     She was the wife of George Edler who died about twenty years ago. In addition to Mrs. Wilson, who cared for her during her long illness, there survives two other daughters and three sons: Mrs. S. G. Wilson and Everett, of Marion, Mrs. G. S. Walker, of Charmco, W. Va., and Albert, of Yellow Springs, and Charles, of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Patriot by Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial in the Ripley family cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 29, 1933
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Edmiston, Margaret

     Margaret Edmiston, 79, Vinton, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center.
Born Dec. 7, 1904, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Elbert and Sarah Effie Patton Edmiston, she was a teacher at Vinton Elementary School and retired after 22 years of service. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Vinton Chapter 375, Lafayette Shrine, Gallipolis, the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association and Vinton United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Doris Wood of Wilkesville, and Mrs. Katherine Alexander of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clayte.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Vinton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John D. Davis and the Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

[Note: She died February 1, 1984.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1984
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Jesse Edmunds

     Died, in Allegheny City, Pa., on Friday evening, May 8th, 1874, Mr. Jesse Edmunds, in the 70th year of his age, father of Mrs. J. L. Hayward, of this city.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 28, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Edvenson, Thomas

Former Resident Dies At Ft. Dodge, Iowa
     Thomas Edvenson, a former resident of Gallia county, died at his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa the first of the week it has been learned. The news came to Mrs. Katherine Hutsinpiller, who is a sister of Mrs. Edvenson, who was formerly Mary Laiblin. Until going to Iowa a number of years ago the Edvensons lived in the old Laiblin homestead on the Neighborhood road which they still own. Three adult children beside the wife, survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 15, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Edwards, Ann

     On the 11th inst., Mrs. Ann Edwards, aged 87 years. She was one of the first settlers of Gallipolis.

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


Edwards, Blaine

Mr. Edwards Dies
     Blaine Edwards, 89, a former resident of 35 Neal Ave., Gallipolis, died Sunday evening in Homestead Nursing Home, Lancaster.
     He was born in Gallia County, Nov. 20, 1884, the son of the late Evan and Talitha Shelton Edwards. He was a farmer and was employed by the county highway department. He was active in county Republican politics.
     Mr. Edwards is survived by two sons, Lowell in Lancaster and Charles of Hollywood, Fla., and a daughter, Vrinna Wahlen, Los Alamos, N.M. and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife, Clemia Davis Edwards, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Peniel Cemetery, near Oak Hill. Friends may call at Miller’s from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipols Daily Tribune
Monday, August 19, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Edwards, Edward D.

     Edward D. Edwards, aged about 68 years, residing near Centreville, this county, died last Monday, December 5, 1898. The immediate cause of his death was inflammation of the bowels. A wife, six sons and two daughters survive him He was a member of the Baptist Church, and was one of Gallia County's most honored citizens. Funeral and burial services took place on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 10, 1898
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Edwards, Edward W.

E. W. Edwards Rites Conducted Sunday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Edward W. Edwards, former Gallia County superintendent of schools, were to be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Rio Grande Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Hammer, pastor of the church, and the Rev. H. H. Wilbur, New Lexington, former pastor of Grace Methodist Church of this city, were to officiate. Burial was to be made in Calvary Cemetery.  Rose Commandery, Knights Templar, were to conduct graveside services and the past commanders were designated pallbearers.

Athens Sunday Messenger
May 12, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Edwards, Ester [Sibley]

     CHESAPEAKE - Mrs. Ester Sibley Edwards, 76, died Friday evening at the Huntington Hospital. Born Oct. 5, 1897, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sally Sibley. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Fred Edwards.
     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles T. Wilson, Chesapeake: one brother, C. Robert Sibley, Dayton: two grandsons, Charles T. Wilson, Jr., and Joseph L. Wilson, both of Huntington;one granddaughter, Mrs. John T. Hohman, Fairfax, Va.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Schneider Funeral Home, Chesapeake with burial to follow at Mound Hill, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
1973
Transcribed by J. Farley


Edwards, Evan E.

Evan E. Edwards
     Edwards, Evan E., 69, Oak Hill; farmer; November 15 after extended illness of a heart ailment; survived by two sons and a daughter, away; funeral November 18 at Bethel Church; burial in C. M. Cemetery.

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


Edwards, Frank

     EDWARDS - Mr. Frank Edwards, of Wales, died Tuesday after an illness of a few minutes. He leaves a wife and one son, Mr. Wm. Edwards. Mr. Edwards was about 55 years of age, an honorable, industrious citizen and a loyal Democrat. His many friends throughout the county will regret to hear of his sudden death and sympathize with the bereaved ones.

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


Edwards, Harold Howell

     Harold Howell Edwards, 89, of Gallipolis, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Holzer Assisted Living in Gallipolis. He was born July 9, 1919, on Bethel Ridge, south of Jackson, Ohio and was the son of the late Evan E. and Jesta (Howell) Edwards.
     He is survived by his wife, Willeen Rupe Edwards, whom he married Nov. 6, 1943, at Grace Methodist Church in Gallipolis; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bradley Gertner of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Tracie Bockhorst Hollandsworth (Chris) , Steven H. H. Bockhorst (Katherine), Cristi Bockhorst and Leilani (Shane) (Siens); and five great-grandchildren, Natalie Bockhorst and Madison Elizabeth Lane; triplets, Lindsey, Kyle and Andrew Hollandsworth. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Hayden Edwards, and one sister, Marie Edwards.
     He was a 1937 graduate of Oak Hill High School, Rio Grande College (1939) and Ohio University (1941), where he earned a B.S. degree in industrial management. He was an employee of the Seagrave Corp., Columbus, and American Electric Power Corp., where he helped build most of the power plants in operation today.
     After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was deployed on the first shipload of soldiers of Army Engineers to serve in Australia and New Guinea. After two years, he was sent to the European Theater, based in Italy, and flew on a Navy bomber for the total of 51 missions. He served four years and seven months in World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
     He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Gallipolis; the Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville, Ohio; Royal and Select Mason of Ohio; Royal Arch Mason of Ohio, Gallipolis, Ohio Chapter No. 79; and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio with membership and Past Master of Siloam Lodge No. 456 of Cheshire. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 283 of Gallipolis. He also served as Past Worthy Patron of the former Cheshire Chapter No. 450.
     Howell was a loving, kind and generous man greatly loved by his family; and respected by his friends and co-workers. He will be missed by those who knew him and mourned by his family.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Grace Methodist Church in Gallipolis, with Bob Powell officiating. Burial will be private in C.M. Cemetery at Oak Hill. Friends may call at the church Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Online condolences may be sent to www.e-k-lewisfuneral.com.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Edwards, Herbert R.

H. R. Edwards Dies Saturday
     Herbert R. Edwards, 71, of 30 Hinkle Ave., Gallipolis, died around 9 p.m. Saturday at the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. He had been in failing health since 1954. A retired salesman, Mr. Edwards was last employed by Central Soya in Gallipolis. He was born Feb. 12, 1899, in Leon, W. Va., son of Phillip R. Edwards and Ida Montgomery Edwards.
     He married Martha Helen Perry on Sept. 13, 1936, who survives, as do two brothers and a sister, Charles W. Edwards, Middleport; Donley G. Edwards, Corning, and Mrs. Edwin J. Coates, Middleport. One brother, Virgil R. Edwards, preceded him in death.
     The Edwards moved to Gallipolis in 1953 from Mt. Sterling, Ill., where he operated a grocery store. He was a member of the Heath United Methodist Church of Middleport; Middleport Lodge of Masons, No. 63; Scottish Rites Masons, Columbus, and a former member of the Exchange Club in Huntington.
     Masonic services will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis 7:30 p.m., Tuesday by the Gallipolis Lodge. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Bauders officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

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


Edwards, Ida [Montgomery]

H. Edwards’s Mother, 83, Dies
     MIDDLEPORT - Mrs. Ida Montgomery Edwards, 83, died Wednesday morning at her home on Hamilton Street. Mrs. Edwards was born April 4, 1870, in Charleston and was the daughter of the late William Montgomery, Ireland, and Jane Roach Montgomery, West Virginia.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edward Coates, Pomeroy; four sons, Charles, Middleport; Herbert R., Gallipolis; Donley G., Corning; Virgil, Columbus, one brother, William Montgomery, Middleport; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Edwards, El-Reno, Okla.; six grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at two o’clock at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home where friends may call. The Rev. L. A. Bangerter, pastor of Heath Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
     Mrs. Edwards belonged to Heath Methodist Church, Evangeline Chapter, OES; Meigs Temple, Pythian Sisters; Auxiliary of Feeney-Bennett post, American Legion; Royal Neighbors and the Modern Woodmen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 12, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Edwards, James

James Edwards, Commissioner In 1916-20, Dies
Hardening Of Arteries Fatal to Man, 93 At Sowards Home Here
     Former County Commissioner, James S. Edwards, 93, died at 7:30 Sunday Morning at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ira A. Sowards, 1620 Eastern Ave. Death resulted from hardening of the arteries. Mr. Edwards was quite weak and nearly helpless when he came to the Sowards home last December. He had been previously cared for at the Northup home of his son-in-law and daughter, William and Margaret Johnson. At both places his son, Will H. Edwards, was with him and helped to take care of him. The aged man gained some strength during the winter and moved about the house. But his condition steadily worsened all last week.
     Another son, John Edwards, who long held a responsible position in the Los Angeles police department, arrived Friday and it is believed his father recognized him, Mrs. Sowards said. He never needed a physician until he contracted pneumonia when 80 years old.
     Decedent was born in Gallipolis Dec. 17, 1856, a son of Robert and Nancy Hobbs Edwards. When James was 10 years old the family moved to Guyan Twp. There he married Barbara Ellen Williams on Feb. 9, 1876. She died 9 years ago. In Guyan he was among the first and successful burley growers. In 1916 he was elected county commissioner and served two two year terms. A generation ago he and Mrs. Edwards bought and moved to a small farm on Rt. 7 above Chambersburg. Later they sold out and acquired a farm and home between Ewington and Wilkesville but in Gallia County.
     Surviving him, in addition to the two sons and daughter already named, are these children: Clarence and Homer W. Edwards, Huntington, and Mrs. W. O. (Grace) Phillips, London, O. There are 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday at Good Hope Baptist Church in Guyan Twp. and Miller's Home for Funerals will bury the body in Good Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate.
     Decedent was a worthy citizen and a man of influence of county affairs for several decades. His numerous descendents and old friends will regret to hear that his career has ended. Sunday, May 7th, 1950, at 7:30 o'clock in the dawning of the morning, when the shadows of the night had rolled away and the sun, in its beauty, had arisen, spreading its glories over a new Sabbath, the Death Angel passed quietly by and took from our midst, one of the pioneers of Guyan Township and former Gallia County commissioner, James F. Edwards. He was the son of Robert and Nancy (Hobbs) Edwards and was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, December 17th, 1856, being at the time of his death, 93 years, 4 months, and 20 days of age, fulfilling the words of the poet, "Fate wound him up for four score years, yet proudly ran he on, thirteen winters, more, till like a clock, worn out with eating time, the wheels of weary life, at last, stood still."
     On February 9th, 1876, Mr. Edwards was united in marriage to Barbara Ellen Williams, who preceded him in death 9 years ago. To this union were born four sons and two daughters, all of whom survive. The children are Mrs. Margaret Johnson, Northup, Ohio, John Edwards of Los Angeles, Calif., Will H. Edwards of Gallipolis, Ohio, Mrs. Grace Phillips, of London, Ohio, Clarence Edwards and Homer of Huntington, W. Va. There are 19 grandchildren, 30 great and three great-great-grandchildren who are left to mourn their loss.
     Mr. Edwards was for many years a successful farmer and was a worthy citizen noted for his honesty and uprightness and of a character that stood for everything that was right and against everything that was wrong. In his last days, Mr. Edwards expressed his Faith in God and assured his loved ones that he was ready and waiting the Master's Call.

[Note: from stone d.7 May 1950]

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


Edwards, John E.

Full Particulars Of the Finding of the Body of the Lamented John E. Edwards, and Funeral Services
     The body of John E. Edwards was found by Messrs. C.E. McCormick, Geo. W. Gardner and Thos. Rutherford. He was aboard the Blanche M. when it exploded. The coroner searched the body and found first his watch stopped at 9:57, that was the same moment of time that Mr. Davis' watch stopped, who was thrown in the water that night and escaped. There was also found a post office key, pocket knife, $5.50 in money, a circular from the J.E. Halliday Co. addressed to him.
     The body was moved to the road where Undertaker Hayward was in waiting, and it was taken to their undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. It was in a bad state of decomposition, but not a mark on his body or the slightest indication of his having been burned or hurt by any explosion or flame. It is Mr. McCormick's theory that Mr. Edwards became exhausted and was unable to reach the shore from endeavoring to assist others in the water with him.
     The funeral services of Mr. Edwards were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Pepple, his foster parents. They will be conducted by Rev. Ernest R. Meyer of St. Peter's Episcopal church and the interment at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son under the direction of the Elks. The pall bearers were Stanley Huntington, Clyde Ingels, Wilbur Dutton,F.M. Cromley, John Priestly and Geo. D. Gardner. It was an extraordinary large funeral and the floral tributes many, beautiful and expensive.

[Note: Taken from a larger article entitled Full Particulars...in regards to the finding of the body.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 27, 1907
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Edwards, Julia [Rickabaugh]

Funeral of Mrs. Evan Edwards
     The body of Mrs. Edwards was met by Undertakers Davis and Thomas and taken to Rio Grande where funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday at Old Pine.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, June 13, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Edwards, Julia

Death Of Mrs. Evan Edwards
     Mrs. Julia Richabaugh [sic] Edwards, widow of Evan E. Edwards, died at the home of her son, Wilbur, of Westerville,, Ohio, June 12, 1925, at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Edwards was a life resident of Rio Grande and was the mother of nine children, three sons and six daughter. One son, Elza, preceded her in death a year ago.
     She leaves Mrs. Bud Petry, Mrs. Anna Perkins and Mrs. Carrie Shears of Columbus; Mrs. Mary Samuel and Mrs. Edna Jones of Rio Grande; Mrs. Flossie Davis of Bidwell; Wilbur of Westerville and County Superintendent Ed Edwards of this city.
     Her body will arrive on the Hocking Valley Saturday and will be taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Jones, at Rio Grande. Burial will be Sunday at Old Pine Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate... Julia Anna born July 15, 1846; died June 11, 1925 Franklin County, Ohio; 78 years, 10 months and 26 days of age. Father: Adam Rickabaugh]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 12, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Edwards, Martha Helen [Perry]

     Helen Edwards, 87, formerly of Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1993, at Overbrook Center, Middleport. She was born Nov. 28, 1905, at Mt. Sterling, Ill., daughter of the late Robert and Lyda Perry.
She was a dietitian at Holzer Hospital from 1930-41, and also worked at Kalamazoo State Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. She attended area churches and was a graduate of Battle Creek College, Battle Creek, Mich.
     Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Freda Edwards of Middleport and Hazel Edwards of Corning; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert R. Edwards, on July 4, 1970; one brother, Dennis R. Perry; and two half brothers, Orval Perry and Frankie Perry.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. James A. Seddon officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 18, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Edwards, Mary

     EDWARDS, MARY - Feb. 25, 1882, at her residence in Raccoon Township, near Tyn Rhos, aged 65 years and 9 months. Mrs. Edwards was born in Cardiganshire, South Wales, in the year 1816 and was married in 1840 to one Edward Edwards of the same place, who ended his earthly career some 20 years since. Shortly after their union they emigrated to this country and purchased a small farm on which she lived until her death.
     The departed sister was and had been a member of the Congregational Church ever since young. Her illness was of long duration, but she bore it with quiet resignation and departed this life sustained by a strong Christian hope. She filled the measure in her lifetime of a true mother, strictly moral and religious, kind, charitable, honest and industrious. She leaves three children to mourn their untimely loss.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richards, who preached from the second book of Kings, 20 chapter, 1 verse, assisted by Rev. Evan Reese, who preached from the 90th Psalm, 12th verse; both discourses were ably handled. Possessed with such qualities of character as these, what need that lady should have any other monuments to perpetuate her memory or to teach lessons to the loving.

[Note: Buried in Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry Township]

Gallipolis Journal
March 16, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Edwards, Nettie

     Died in this town, Feb. 21st, 1862, Nettie, daughter of Robert and Nancy Edwards, aged 1 year, 7 months and 18 days. Nettie has gone to rest, Where pain no more shall her oppress.

Gallipolis Journal
March 13, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Edwards, Philip R.

P. R. Edwards - Succumbs To Long Illness
     MIDDLEPORT - Funeral services for Phil Edwards, age 71, who died at his home on Fourth Ave., last night, will be held Sunday at two o’clock at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home, the Rev. H. A. Rothrock, Pastor of the Heath Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. Edwards, who was retired from the New York Central shops at Hobson, several years ago, had been in ill health for more than a year. For the past three weeks, he has been bedfast.
     Surviving are his wife, Ida Edwards, four sons, Virgil of Columbus, Donally of Corning, Herbert of Gallipolis, Pvt. Charles Edwards of Camp Lee, Virginia; and daughter, Mrs. Edwin Coates, Pomeroy., several grandchildren, two brothers, Stephen of Wellesly, Kansas; Frank of Leon, W. Va., and a sister.
     Friends may call at the home from six o’clock this evening until noon tomorrow, when the body will be taken to the funeral home for the last rites. Interment will be made at the Cheshire Cemetery [Gravel Hill].

Meigs Co. Newspaper
Saturday, August 15, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Edwards, Tennessee Furl

Mrs. Edwards, 81, Claimed by Death
     Mrs. Blaine Edwards, 81, of 35 Neil Ave., Gallipolis, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday following a long illness.
Mrs. Edwards was born on Dec. 26, 1885, in Guyan Twp., daughter of the late Jeptha Massie and Effie Ann McCann. She was one of 10 children, and last of her immediate family.
     She was married to Blaine Edwards on May 6, 1930. He survives, along with two sons, and two daughters from a previous marriage, Alva Noel, Columbus, and Arnold Noel, Columbus; Rose, Dayton and Mrs. Roderich (Faye) Thomas, Greenville.
     Three step-children surviving are Lowell Edwards, Lancaster, Charles of Maryland, and Vrina Wahlen, New Mexico. Several grand and great-grandchildren survive.
     Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Old Pine Church and Old Pine Ladies Aid.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Old Pine Church, with burial in Old Pine Cemetery. Rev. Gerald Brown will conduct services. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals from 2-4 and 7-9 this evening.

[Note: Her cemetery stone reads Tennessee Noel. Her first husband's surname was Noel. Her maiden name was Furl.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 15, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Edwards, Virginia

     Virginia Edwards, 96, 307 Upper River Road, died early today at Pine Crest Care Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1889 in West Virginia to the late Henderson and Sarah Elizabeth McAllister Holnaker. Preceding her in death was husband, Guy Edwards, April 28, 1963.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: Buried Centenary Cemetery in Green Township. Headstone 1889-1986]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 9, 1986
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Edwards, Vivian L.

     Vivian Lucille Edwards, 83, of Patriot Star Route, Gallipolis, died Wednesday at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 15, 1906, in Nelsonville, Ohio, a daughter of Walter and Elizabeth McCullen Jenkins.
     Surviving are her husband, Carl F. Edwards, whom she married May 6, 1938, at St. Mary's, WV; one son, Larry Edwards of North Amstead, Ohio; two grandchildren.
     She was a member of Church of Christ in Cleveland. Services will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. William Edwards officiating. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6-9 p.m.

[Note: Died: Dec. 6, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
December 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Eggers, James Abner

J. A. Eggers, 74, Claimed By Death Monday
     James Abner Eggers, 74, a resident of 554 Jackson Pike, died Monday in Holzer Hospital. He was born in Bristol, Tenn., in 1892, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Eggers. His marriage was to the former Sally Bradley, who preceded him in death.
     Surviving children are Mrs. E. L. Fraley and Kelly J. Eggers, both of Jackson Pike, Mrs. Ronald Wright of Whitman, W. Va., Dr. E. T. Eggers of Atlanta, Ga., William H. Eggers of Holden, W. Va., and Mrs. Harold Kiel of Fort Wayne, Ind.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Joseph Chapman will officiate, and burial will be in Moriah cemetery, Jackson county, under direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today, and at the Fraley residence, Jackson Pike, from 11:30 a.m. to the hour of the funeral on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 20, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Elardo, John J.

     GALLIPOLISJohn J. Elardo, 75, of Gallipolis, passed away at his residence Tuesday, April 1, 2003. He was born April 18, 1927, at St. Joseph, Missouri, son of the late Calogero and Angela Bolasamo Elardo. He was a Federal U.S.D.A. meat inspector for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1992.
     He is survived by his wife, Patricia Purdy Elardo of Gallipolis. In addition to his wife, John is survived by a daughter, Sharon (John) Bowman of Gallipolis; a son, Jon (Richele) Elardo of Fayetteville, North Carolina, five grandchildren, John Bowman of Houston, Texas, Angela (David) Reed of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jonathan, Jordyn and Jodi Beth Elardo, all of Fayetteville, North Carolina, a brother, Carl (Esther) Elardo, and two sisters, Francis Schenk and Mary Felt, all of St. Joseph, Missouri. John was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
     Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Mound Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or the Area Agency on Aging, District 7, F-32, URG, P. O. Box 500, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674. These agencies allowed John to remain in his home by providing home based and community services. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 3, 2003
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Elardo, Patricia A.

     Patricia A. Elardo, 77, of Gallipolis, passed away at her daughter’s residence on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. William Edward Purdy. Patricia was a charter member of Gallipolis Christian Church.
     She is survived by a daughter, Sharon (John) Bowman of Gallipolis; a son, Jon (Richele) Elardo of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, John Bowman of Houston, Texas, Angela (David) Reed of Miami, Fla., and Jonathan, Jordan and Jodi Beth Elardo of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Bowman of Houston, Texas, and Raegan Reed of Miami, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Elardo, on April 1, 2003, and by two brothers and a sister
     A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can e made to the Gallipolis Christian Church Memorial Fund, 4486 State Route 588, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. Arrangements are by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
November 4, 2007
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Elcessor, Bessie Garnet

     Bessie Garnet Elcessor, 84, of 42 Grape St. Gallipolis, wife of Rufus Elcessor, died Saturday in Scenic Hills Nursing Home. She was a homemaker. Graveside services 1 p.m. Wednesday in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

[Note: Spelled as Ellcessor on tombstone. Died April 16, 1988]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 18, 1988
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Eliason, Donald J.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Willis Funeral Home for Donald J. Eliason, 47, 193 Adelaide Drive, Gallipolis, who died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center. Rabbi Stephen W. Wylen will officiate, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Born Jan. 2, 1936, at Terra Alta, WV, a son of Donald J. Eliason, who survives at Terra Alta and the late Mary K. Benson Eliason, he was a respiratory therapist, Korean War Army Veteran, member of B'nai Shalom, Huntington, WV; member of Masonic Lodge #106 of Terra Alta and a member of the Board of Respiratory Therapists.
     He married Freda Baker, who survives, on Nov. 26, 1966, in Parkersburg, WV. Also surviving are a son, J. Gregory, at home and a daughter, Amy L., at home.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the B'nai Sholom Library Fund, 10th Street, Huntington or to the Gallia Count EMS. Pallbearers will be Sam Holstein, Bob Donnally, Tim Mills, Mike Jenkins, Dr. Gerald Vallee and Douglas Adkins.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
May 22, 1983
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Elliott, Carrie Martin [Adams]

     Ms. Carrie Martin Elliott, 88, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a duaghter [sic] in Vinton. She was the widow of Stephen Elliott. She was born in Harrison twp, March 13, 1876, daughter of the late John Quincy Adams and America Saunders Martin. She was a lifelong resident of the county and member of Lincoln Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons and four daughters, Harold Elliott of Springfield, Garland Elliott, former state representative, and Mrs Henry Allison, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Ruby Stevers of Lancaster, Mrs. Stanley Davis of Vinton and Mrs. Harry Williams of Columbus. There are 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A surviving brother is Milo Martin of West Alexander, Pa. A son, Clyde, and daughter, Lillian, preceded her in death. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased. Services were held Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Methodist church with burial in Houck cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral Home.

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


Elliott, Carodus E.

Death Claims Mr. Elliott In Columbus
     Carodus E. Elliott, 45, office manager for the Jenkins Concrete Co. for the past 21 years, died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday at University Hospital in Columbus. He had been a patient there two weeks. Mr. Elliott had been in failing health 17 months. His condition was serious the past three weeks.
     A veteran of World War II, Mr. Elliott was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Ohio Twp., son of Eugene Elliott, who preceded him in death and Grace Lambert Elliott. He was married to Garnet Meadows on July 22, 1946, in Greenup, Ky. She survives, along with the following children: Francis Eugene, Gallipolis; Roberta Ann, a student nurse at Riverside Hospital in Columbus; Richard Wayne, Janet Marie and Keith Allen, all at home.  
     Two grandsons survive. One sister, Grace Elliott, preceded him in death. Mr. Elliott served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, VFW, and American Legion.
     Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Grace Methodist Church under the direction of Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery at Mercerville. VFW graveside rites will be conducted. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Saturday, until the hour of the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 19, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Elliott, Elizabeth [McCoy]

MRS. ELLIOTT WILL BE BURIED IN MEMORIAL CEMETERY AT VINTON
    Yesterday's account of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy Elliott omitted mention of the surviving sister and four brothers. Mrs. Flora Kennard, Southside, W. Va.; Herbert Robinson, Couch, W. Va.; Delbert Robinson, Lincoln Place, Pa.; William, Delaware, and Clayton, Lockburn, O.
     The body will remain at the A. E. Tope funeral parlor until noon Sunday. From 12:30 till 2, the funeral hour, it will be in state at the First Baptist Church, but the coffin will not be open at the church after the service. The Baptist choir will sing, Morris Haskins, Dean Davis, Morton Dickey, Walter McGhee, John Newton Kerr and Donald Wallace will be the pall bearers. Burial will be made in Memorial cemetery at Vinton. There the friends of the departed who were unable to be at the service here will have an opportunity to view the features.

Gallipolis Tribune
1/10/1936
Transcribed by Joyce Robinson                                                                       Top of Page


Elliott, Rev. Emmett

Was Reared Near Addison And Married Pearl Smith Here In 1935
     Rev. Emmett Elliott, pastor of the Church of God at Nitro, W. Va., and former Gallia county resident, died this morning in a Charleston hospital. Mention of Mr. Elliott's illness has been made in The Tribune and it covered a period of about two weeks. It had been diagnosed as intestinal flu but a dispatch to The Tribune today from the Associated Press at Charleston said death was caused from typhoid fever. He had been removed to the hospital yesterday.
     Mr. Elliott, who was 28 years old, had been at Nitro for a little more than three years. He was reared near Addison, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Elliott, and was known for his exemplary habits in his early youth and his fine Christian character. About three years ago he was married to Pearl Smith, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Smith of this city, and she and their sixteen months daughter, Yvonne, survive. He also leaves his parents, who were at his bedside during much of his illness and these brothers and sisters: Roy, near Addison, Foster of Reading, Pa., Fred, Woodrow and Dorothy at New Philadelphia, Mary, wife of Eugene Keefer of Columbus, Hollis, Marcus, Paul, Orland, and Emarine at home.
     Funeral arrangements had not been completed.

[Note: He is buried at Mound Hill, 1910-1938. Date of death from death certificate, September 27, 1938, with mother's name of Osa Stewart.]

Gallipolis Tribune
September 1938
Newspaper clipping found in the Simmerman files, Elliott file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Elliott, Eugene

     GALLIPOLIS - Eugene Elliott, 77, retired farmer of Crown City Route 2, Swan Creek Road, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday with a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the last six months. Mr. Elliott was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was born Oct. 25, 1888, in Bladen, Ohio, son of the late William and Eliza McGuire Elliott. He was married to Grace Lambert Elliott.
     Survivors include three brothers, Homer, Crown City; Bennie, Waymart, Pa.; and Stanley, Metropolis, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Noel (Mabel) Houck, Crown City, and Mrs. Frank (Ola) Craig, Crown City. A daughter and three sisters preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel Church, Bladen, with the Rev. Hughey Jones officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville, Ohio. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Athens Messenger
Monday, January 17, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Elliott, Ezra J.

Ezra J. Elliott Dies At Home
     Ezra James Elliott, 63, died Wednesday morning at 7:45 o'clock at his home in Walnut Twp. Gallia County. He was the son of W. G. and Mary Notter Elliott, both preceding him in death. He was born March 11, 1890, in Walnut Twp. On December 25, 1912, he married Fern Allison who survives. To this union were born three children: 2 sons, Ralph Elliott, Route 1, Patriot, Dale Elliott, at home, and Mrs. Madge Northup, Gallipolis.
     After their marriage they moved to Columbus where Ezra worked at the State Hospital for six years. Then they returned to the farm in Walnut Twp., where he was engaged in farming for 34 years until his death.
     He has been in failing health with a heart ailment for the past three years. This morning he arose feeling as well as usual and was doing his morning chores when he died suddenly.
     He was from a family of eight children, six boys and two girls. Surviving are Emmett Elliott, New Philadelphia; Curtis Elliott, Rt. 1, Patriot, and O. E. Elliott, Rt. 1, Northup. Two brothers and two sisters who preceded him in death are Stephen Elliott, Ira Elliott, Mrs. Roxie Wetherford, and Mrs. Lillie Walker.
     The body will be taken to the home Thursday afternoon where friends may call. Services will be Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Walnut Methodist Church. Rev. Lowell Nihizer of Fairborn, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Billy Grabeel, pastor of the Patriot Charge. Burial will be in the Neil [sic] Cemetery by Elliott and Saunders Funeral Home.

[Note: From the death certificate date of death was August 5, 1953.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1953, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Elliott file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Elliott, G. W,

     Mr. Harper:—Dear Sir: I wish to announce the death of G. W. Elliott, by drowning last Saturday morning.—He went to Gallipolis on business, and some of your grog-sellers sold him something for liquor that made him crazy, and he rode into the creek near the mouth of Raccoon, and was drowned. Mr. E. was a very fine young man, about 23 years of age; a No.1 school teacher, and was engaged at the time teaching school in our district. His parents live in Butler co., Pa. Mr. E. was boarding with me at the time. HIRAM WATSON Swan Creek, O.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 26, 1861

Elliott, George W.

     George W. Elliott, a schoolteacher of Gallia county, O., formerly a resident of Butler county, Pa., was drowned near the mouth of Raccoon creek, on the 7th ult. His body was carried down the stream, and was probably washed ashore at some point lower down. He had on a black overcoat and striped pants, was about twenty-three years of age, about five feet ten inches high, and had long black hair and black mustache. Any person knowing of the recovery of such a body is requested to communicate with J. N. Elliott, of Scioto county, Ohio.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 16, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Elliott, Goldie M.

     Goldie M. Elliott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Elliott, of Saundersville, died May 14, 1904, aged about 19 years, leaving her parents, five sisters, two brothers and a legion of friends to mourn her untimely demise. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. S. S. Denney at Stewart Chapel.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 20, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Elliott, James

Died Suddenly
     Mr. James Elliott, 67, of Springfield township, died quite suddenly last Thursday of heart failure.  His funeral services were conducted Sunday at Centenary. Besides his wife he is survived by sons James and William, and daughters, Mrs. Amos Carter of Gallipolis, and Ruth and Nora at home. He leaves one brother, Warren, and four sisters, Mrs. Jennie Myers of Sand Fork, Mrs. Marietta Linch of Gallipolis, Mrs. Ann Halley of Yellowtown and Mrs. George Brothers of near Rodney. He is spoken of as a good man with hosts of friends.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, February 18, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Elliott, James W.

James Elliott Dies Thursday
     James W. Elliott, 77, who had been the operator of shoe repair shops in Gallipolis for a period of 40 years, died at Holzer Hospital at 7:15 p.m., Thursday. He had been ill since May 20 and during his fatal illness was a patient at the hospital for most of that period.
     Mr. Elliott was a lifelong resident of Gallia county and was born near Northup Oct. 3, 1877, the son of the late John and Rosann Hutchinson Elliott. Of that union one sister survives, Mrs. Amos Carter, Bloomdale.
     The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dilla Belcher Elliott, Vinton. Mr. Elliott was twice married, the last marriage being April 12 this year. His first wife was the former Mable Marie Cromley, who died Feb. 22, 1951, and daughter Opal preceded him.
     Children of his first marriage who survive are Mrs. Carl A. Treleaven, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Judy Elliott, an employee of Holzer Hospital. One grandson is also a survivor. Mr. Elliott was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Modern Woodman.
     Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. W. H. Green officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Wetherholt Funeral Home after 1 p.m., Saturday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service where it will lie in state. Pallbearers will be Jim Morris, Vernal Birch, Joe Ingerick, Gerald Branson, Carl Treleaven and Opie Gibson.

[Note: Name is listed as James A. Elliott in cemetery records]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 3, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Elliott, Jennie R.

     Jennie R. Elliott, 86, of 21 Vinton Avenue, died at her residence Thursday evening Nov. 15, 1990. She was born Jan. 16, 1904, near Vinton, daughter of the late Elza O. and Mary Davis Russell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Elliott, on Feb. 14, 1967.
     She was a graduate of Rio Grande College and completed post-graduate work at Columbia University, New York City, NY. She taught for 25 years, 10 years in the Vinton Local School System. She was a member of the Vinton United Methodist Church, Vinton Chapter OES 375, Riverside Study Club, English Club, Creative Writer's Group, Gallipolis and the Senior Citizens of Gallia County. She was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers' Association and the oldest member and past president of the Women's Home Council, Gallia County.
     She is survived by her sister, Vivian Wood of Gallipolis; nephew, Russell Wood of Gallipolis and niece, Mrs. Helen Evans of St. Albans, WV.
     Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vinton United Methodist Church with Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Weatherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 15, 1990
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Elliott, Marcus

M. Elliott, 24, Dies After Operation; Rites Here Friday
Son of Addison Residents Passes At Xenia
     Marcus Elliott, who grew to young manhood in Gallia County died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in McClellan Hospital at Xenia. He had submitted to an appendix operation on Monday, March 6, and death was due to an abdominal hemorrhage. He was 24 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Elliott of Addison, who with other members of his family, were called to his bedside the latter part of last week.
     He was married and leaves his wife and two small children. He is also survived by seven brothers and three sisters; Foster of Reading, Pa., Roy and Paul of Gallipolis, Woodrow, Fred and Mrs. Dorothea Bear of New Philadelphia, Hollis of Hamilton, Orland, U. S. Coast Guard, Mrs. Mary Keefer of Columbus, and Mrs. Emerine Velosky of Lafayette, Ind.
     Services were held at Springfield at one o’clock this afternoon after which the body will be brought to Gallipolis. It is expected to arrive about 6 o’clock and will be taken to the home of Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Smith, 18 Vinton Avenue, there to remain until time to be taken to the Church of God for service at 1 p.m. Friday. Rev. Byers of Springfield will officiate and burial will follow at Mound Hill cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 16, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Elliott, Morris

Morris Elliott, 58, businessman, dies
     Morris G. Elliott, 58, a resident of 142 Portsmouth Rd., Gallipolis, died at the home of his son, Jim Elliott, Lower River Rd., around 2:05 a.m. this morning. He was born in the Bethesda community in Gallia County on Aug. 19, 1916, son of the late Oscar and Osa Wickline Elliott. Mr. Elliott had been in failing health the past 18 months.
     Mr. Elliott was owner and operator of Elliott Appliance in Gallipolis for the past 39 years. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and had served in numerous capacities of the church, including choir director, building committee, and a member of the church board.
He was a member of the Meigs-Gallia Gideon Camp.
     He married the former Pearl Masssie in Greenup, Ky., on March 22, 1937. She survives, along with two daughters, and three sons: Mrs. Harold (Eleanor) Trout, Pataskala, Ohio; Mrs. Tom (Lynn) Hunter, Huntington, W. Va.; Richard, James and Larry, all of Gallipolis. One sister, Mrs. Victor Glenn, Bedford, Ind., survives. Four brothers survive: Max, Carl, Edwin and Lester, all of Gallipolis. One sister preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p. m. Saturday from the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. John Utterback officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home in Gallipolis on Friday from 2-4 and after 7 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ron Allison, Milton Brewer, Leslie Rayburn, Jack Vance, Billard Howell and Clarence Shupe. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Fund.

[Note: Born Aug 19, 1916 - Died Feb 27, 1975]

Gallipolis paper
1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Elliott, Oscar E.

     GALLIPOLIS - Oscar Eugene Elliott, 87, of Northup Route 1, Route 775, died at 9:20 a.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center, where he had been a patient for several weeks. Born in Gallia County, son of the late W. G. and Mary Notter Elliott, he was a retired funeral director, former member of the board of directors of the Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, and a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Victor (Jennie) Glenn of Bedford, Ind., five sons, Morris, Max, Carol, and Edwin, all of Gallipolis, and Lester, at home and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Osa J. Wickline Elliott, a daughter, two sisters and five brothers.
     Arrangements will be announced by the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home.

Athens Messenger
September 14, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker


Elliott, Rosanna

April 8, 1889, Rosanna, wife of John W. Elliott, aged 47 years, 8 months and 8 days.
     She had been sick sometime with that dreadful disease, consumption. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. But their loss is her eternal gain, and while some of her friends were talking to her a short time before she died about the great change she was so fast hastening to, she said she regretted because she had to leave her children, but was prepared whenever the Lord called her. It may be that a busy world outside will forget her absence, but those who have been accustomed to her will realize her vacancy. He hath said: Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give thee rest. May this and the thought that your loved one has gone to rest comfort you, that when this mortal shall have put on immortality we shall range the fields of paradise with friends who have walked with us here and together sing the song of the redeemed. May God be near to bless and comfort you that you all may be reunited when the death angel calls. Her funeral services took place at Centenary Church, Tuesday, the 9th, at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. J. W. McCormick, after which the remains were laid to rest.
     Farewell, departed friend, may the clods rest lightly above thee; may the birds sing sweetly o’er the place where thou art sleeping, and may we be so exceedingly happy as to meet thee

     By the side of the river of life
      Where the saints all immortal and fair,
      Are robed in their garments of white
. S.G.

Gallipolis Journal
May 15, 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Elliott, Stephen Monroe

Stephen Elliott Dies At Northup
     Stephen Monroe Elliott, Rt. 1, Northup, passed away at 6:45 a. m. today at his home on Peter Cave Creek where he had been in failing health for a number of years because of several light strokes. Elliott became seriously ill at 6 p. m. Wednesday.
     He was the son of the late Warren and Mary Notter Elliott and was born Aug. 31, 1874, near Lecta, Lawrence County. Elliott was married Nov. 9, 1898 with Carrie Lee Martin. She survives. Three sons and four daughters survive this union. They are Harold, Springfield; Garland, Vinton; Clyde, Northup; Mrs. Ruby Stevers, Lancaster; Mrs. Fern Davis, Vinton; Mrs. Miriam Allison, Northup; and Mrs. Beatrice Harris, Huntington, W. Va. One daughter, Lillian, died in infancy. Also surviving are these brothers: Emmett, New Philadelphia; O. E. Elliott, Northup; Ezra J. and Curtis N., Northup.
     At 35 he became a member of the Lincoln M. E. Church where he attended faithfully when health permitted. Elliott was a farmer and teamster.
     Services will be conducted at the Lincoln M. E. Church at 2 p. m. Sunday with the Rev. Vernon Schaffer officiating. Assisted by Rev. Billy Grabeel. Burial will be made in Houck Cemetery by Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home, Northup.

[Note: From death certificate date of death April 23, 1953.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1953, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Elliott file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Elliott, Warner James

     Graveside rites were performed Thursday for Warner James Elliott of Columbus, O., who was the husband of Edris Cheesebrew Elliott, in Mound Hill Cemetery of Gallipolis. Mr. Elliott died March 1 in Columbus, O. Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiated a short service and benediction.
     The deceased is survived by three sons: James E. Elliott, Columbus, O.; Joseph E. Elliott, Columbus, O.; and Claude L. Elliott, Tucson, Arizona; a brother, John Elliott, Texas; a niece, Patricia Lee, who lived with Mr. and Mrs. Elliott and several grandchildren and cousins.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 7, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Elliott, William M.

At Nearly 95, Ex-Farmer Dies
     Lacking only a little over three weeks of being 95 years of age, W. M. Elliott, retired farmer, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Noel Houck, back of Bladen. He had been ill a year.
     Among his survivors are 73 great-grandchildren, 27 grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Seven children survive: Mrs. Frank (Ola) Craig, Bladen; Eugene, Bladen; Homer, Bladen; Mrs. Noel (Mabel) Houck; Mrs. Chauncey L. (Ruth) John, Gallipolis; Binnie Elliott, Carbondale, PA.; Stanley, Metropolis, Ill. Two daughters are dead: Mrs. James N. (Myrtle) Martin and Mrs. Jerome (Rosie) Houck.
     Decedent was born Aug. 18, 1856, in Gallipolis to W. A. and Susan Dray Elliott. July 19, 1880, he married the former Eliza McGuire.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bethel Methodist Church, behind Bladen. The Rev. David Bates, pastor, will officiate with the assistance of the Rev. Edwards H. Dickinson, Rio Grande.
C. R. Halley will bury the body in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Obituary [for William M. Elliott]

Life's Clock
The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one's wealth is sad indeed
To lose one's health is more
To lose one's soul is such a loss
As no man can restore.

The present only is our own
Live -love-toil with a will
Place no faith in tomorrow for-
The clock may then be still.

     And so after Life's Clock had kept ticking for almost 95 years for William Elliott, its hands suddenly ceased to move. And again one of our aged and respected citizens passed to the great beyond.
William Elliott was the son of William A. and Susan Dray Elliott and was born August 8, 1856, departed this life July 26, 1951, aged 94 years, 11 months and 19 days. The Elliotts were one of the families who came from Jefferson County and settled back of Bladen and in the many years of his life he has seen many, many changes. It surely has been a wonderful time to live.
     He was married to Eliza McGuire July 19, 1880. Nine children came to bless their home. Two daughters, Myrtle Martin and Rosie Houck have passed away many years ago. Then in 1918, the good wife joined them in death. Leaving to mourn his passing the following sons and daughters, Mrs. Ola Craig, Eugene, Homer and Mabel Houck, all of Bladen, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Gallipolis, O, Ben of Carbondale, Pa., and Stanley of Metropolis, ILL. Also 23 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren.
     In 1925 he was married to Elizabeth McCoy and the stepson Vernon McCoy has won a place in hearts of his family. There are also many, many more relatives and friends. For though he was a very quiet and reserved disposition, none knew him but respected and admired him. Of late years when age had made deep inroads on his health and strength, he made his home with his daughters. first Ola, and then for quite sometime with Mabel, who cared for him so tenderly ever seeing to it that his wants and needs were supplied.
     His entire life has been spent in this community. Though he had lived a clean exemplary life and was one of the best of fathers and citizens, it was late in life when he made the preparation for the time that we all must meet the crossing of the river of death.
     But in December 1932 he was converted and joined the Liberty Chapel Church. And while eyes are dimmed with tears, what wonderful satisfaction to those who are left, "That all is well" and one day there will be a glad reunion.

They are not dead, those loved ones who have passed-
Beyond our vision for a little while,
They have reached the light while we still grope
In darkness, where we can not see their smile.

They are not dead, theirs is the fuller life
Theirs is the victory, the joy, the gain
For us is still the waiting and the strife
For us the loneliness, for us the pain.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Ellis, John Douglas

Former Resident Is Dead At Huntington
     John Douglas Ellis, 43, of 328 Thirty-Fourth St., Huntington, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Hospital there. Formerly of Gallia County, he was the son of the late William Allen and Laura Nibert Ellis.  He is survived by his widow, Glyde Denny Ellis, and three sons: John R. Ellis, Wayne D. Ellis, Topeka, Kans., and St. Sgt. Lee E. Ellis, West Field, Mass.
     He also leaves two sisters, Misses Thelma and Elva Ellis, both at home, and a half-sister, Miss Ruby Ellis, Huntington.
     No date has been set for the funeral, pending word from his Army son, but it will be held in the Second Baptist Church, Guyandotte, and the Rev. Earl Cremeens and the Rev. Walter Bies, pastor, officiating.    Burial will be made by F.L. Stevers in Bethel Cemetery.

[Note from stone: 11 July 1903 - 31 March 1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Ellis, Laura [Nibert]

In Memory
     Laura Nibert Ellis was born in Gallia county, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1871, and departed this life near Bidwell June 25, 1923, aged 52 years, 4 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage with Wm. Allen Ellis Sept. 26, 1897. To this union were born six children, three dying in youthful years. The surviving ones are John, Thelma and Elvie, and two grandchildren, John and Lee Ellis. She is also survived by her husband, her father, Mr. John Nibert of Bladen, and the following brothers and sisters: James, John, Orlando and Othneil, Mrs. Mary Urwin and Mrs. Maud Saunders.
     She united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church some 13 years since, sustaining this relation at the time of her death. Her sickness was of long duration, with great suffering, yet all was patiently borne without murmur or complaint. Her life was patterned after the great example of the Master perhaps as nearly as any of His followers. Her prospect for future bliss was bright and alluring, and we think of her now as beyond the parting and the weeping where we shall all be soon.

"Oh how sweet it will be in that beautiful land,
  So free from all sorrow and pain,
  With songs on our lips and with harps in our hands.
  To meet one another again."
     Funeral services were conducted at the Bethel Church at Bladen by Rev. R. R. Deney, interment in adjoining cemetery by Undertaker Stevers.

Gallipolis Paper
June 25, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Ellis, Mary A.

Mrs. Ellis Dead
     Mrs. Silas Ellis, aged 79, died at her home in Ohio Tp., Friday evening of pneumonia. The funeral was held at Mt. Zion at 11 o'clock Sunday, Rev. E. L. Sheets officiating. Burial by Trowbridge. Mrs. Ellis stood high in that community, having the respect and esteem of everyone.

Our Swan Creek correspondent sends in the following:

     Mrs. Mary A. Ellis, wife of Silas Ellis, was born Oct. 5, 1832, died Feb. 11, 1910, aged 67 years, 4 months 6 days. She had been in feeble health for some time and expressed a wish to meet her Savior and be relieved from her suffering.
     She was married to Mr. Ellis on Christmas day, 1860, and to this union were born a large family whom she leaves to mourn the loss of a devoted mother.
     She has been a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since its organization in 1861. She was buried Sunday by Undertaker Trowbridge. Rev. E. L. Sheets made an excellent funeral address from Psalms 17:15:-"As for me, I will behold thy face in rightousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake, with thy likeness."

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
Feb 11, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Ellis, Melvina

Death of Miss Ellis
     Miss Melvina Ellis, of Bladen, who was operated upon at the Holzer hospital for cancer a few weeks ago, died Thursday evening. We have but few particulars of her death, only that she was a most estimable lady. She was formerly employed at the O. H. E. and was the sole dependence of her aged father and uncle, who had depended upon her since the death of her mother many years ago. She was operated upon as a last chance of saving her life, and she took the chance and lost. She leaves several brothers and sisters of an adult age. All who knew her will remember her with the gretaest kindness.

Gallipolis paper
no date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Ellis, Silas D

Silas Ellis Dead
     Silas D. Ellis, 78 years of age, a well known resident of Bush's Mill, passed away Monday, January 21, after a short illness from pneumonia. The funeral was held Wednesday at Mt. Zion Church. He is survived by his widow and

[Note: Obit ends here. Info from tombstone Born 1840 - no death date but estimated to be about 1918 based on the stated age of 78.]

Gallipolis paper
no date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Ellis, William Allen

Wm. A. Ellis Dies
Burial At Bethel

     William Allen Ellis, 66, died at 5:30 last evening at his home 318 Thirty-fourth street, Huntington.
Funeral will be conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeens at Bethel, back of Bladen, at 2:30 Sunday.
     Mr. Ellis was twice married. Surviving are two daughters and a son by his first wife, Mrs. Laura Nibert Ellis, who died, the Misses Elva and Thelma Ellis and John Ellis at home; one daughter by the widow, Miss Ruby Ellis, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Cofer, Point Pleasant, and Mrs. Alice Hamilton, Bladen, and six grandchildren.
     Mr. Ellis's first wife was a sister of Lando Nibert of this city. The Ellises lived for a while at Bidwell and after her death Mr. Ellis went to Huntington.
     F. L. Stevers of Mercerville will have charge of the obsequies at Bladen.

[Note: From tombstone 1873-1940]

Gallipolis paper
1940
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Elrich, Myron E.

     Myron Eugene Elrich, 65, Pomeroy, formerly of Gallia County, died Tuesday in Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born July 23, 1917, son of the late Fred W. and Lena Dowler Elrich, he was a farmer and a member of First Southern Baptist Church.
     Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Beech Grove Cemetery, with Rev. David Hunt officiating. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangement are by Ewing Funeral Home.

[Note: died May 31, 1983 ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Elston, Wilkie L.

     GALLIPOLIS - Wilkie L. Elston, 75, Gallipolis, formerly of Rayland, Ohio, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, in Holzer Medical Center. Born Nov. 26, 1926, in Cross Plains, Ind., he was retired from AEP power plants. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the St. Clairsville VFW and American Legion posts, serving as the VFW chaplain.
     Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Elizabeth F. Ferrell Elston; seven stepchildren, Tony (Sheryl) Frye, Eddie (Kammy) Frye, Arlie (Doris) Frye, Gene (Patricia) Frye, Ted (Becky) Frye, Angie Curry and Betty Frye, all of Gallipolis; 10 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby McMillin, Dorothy McMillin and Iva Elston, all of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
June 16, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ely, John

John Ely, 24, Dies Suddenly
     Funeral services for John Ely, 24, who died suddenly early Monday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. L. O. Grant in charge. Mr. Ely, who was apparently in good health upon retiring Sunday evening, died at 3:15 A.M. Monday, before medical aid could be summoned. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Interment was made at Gravel Hill Cemetery in charge of Rawlings-Coats.

[Note: From tombstone: 1914 - 1938]

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


Ely, Rilla [Shaver]

Mrs. Rilla Ely, 73, of Cheshire, Ends Her Life With Pistol Shot
Widow Of Dr. Ely Had Long Been In Poor Health
     Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rawlings-Coates funeral home in Middleport for Mrs. Rilla Shaver Ely, 73, who killed herself with a revolver between 11 a.m. and 3:35p.m. Saturday in her fine home almost directly across Main Street from the Cheshire school building.
     Officiating was her nephew, Rev. Howard Warner, pastor of the Nelsonville Presbyterian Church and son of Mrs. Ida Warner, widow of Benjamin. Burial was made in the Gravel Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Carl Jenkins, Curtis and Ed Swisher, J. Ed. Bing, Fred Mack and L. J. Reynolds.

Three Find Body
     Mrs. Warner was one of three persons who discovered Mrs. Ely's body on the bathroom floor of her home. She was the last to see Dr. Charles W. Ely's widow alive, at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Ely was lying on her couch in the front room when Mrs. Warner was there, and Mrs. Ely complained that her knees were so weak that she could scarcely get around.
     For months, Mrs. Ely had been in deteriorating health Mrs. Warner and another neighbor, Mrs. F. Wilbur Butcher, said. Only six weeks ago she was a patient in Holzer Hospital. Curt Swisher, Mrs. Warner and Mrs. Butcher discovered the body at 3:35 p.m. Nobody heard the shot, which was fired from a 32 20 calibre Colt special.
     Drs. Paul C. Foster, Gallia County Coroner, who returned a verdict of suicide, theorized that the woman had laid down on the bathroom floor before she shot herself. He said the bullet entered the left side of her chest, two inches to the right of and about an inch below the left breast There was evidence that the bullet came out the back on an almost straight line through the chest, but Dr. Foster found no bullet hole in the floor under the decedent __ nor did he ever find the bullet during his investigation Saturday. The explosion set Mrs. Ely's dress afire. She was wearing her spectacles when she died. Doctor Foster was informed by Mrs. Butcher that both bathroom doors were closed when the body was discovered.
     Mrs. Ely was in her 74th year, having been born on Jan. 6,1872, in Oil Hollow, Addison Twp. She was a daughter of Taylor and Cynthia Darst Shaver.  For a number of years she taught school before her marriage to Dr. Ely, who began the practice of medicine in Cheshire late in 1890. Her whole life was spent in that area, except for several winters spent in Florida.
     After his death, which occurred almost 20 years ago, Mrs. Ely lived alone in the big house he had built. However, she enjoyed the companionship of her old friends and good neighbors; was active in the Eastern Star and church organizations and was a member of the Little Kyger Christian Church.
     Because of a nervous condition she was a patient at the Holzer Hospital at two different periods this year; and it is said she was looking forward to another winter in Florida in company with Miss Bertha Randall of Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Ely is survived by one brother, Hortie E. Shaver, well-known Little Kyger farmer and Hereford breeder, who married her husband's sister.

[Note: From tombstone: 1872-1945]

Newspaper Unknown
Date not listed
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Ely, William Clark

W. Clark Ely, Reared Near Cheshire
Funeral Services Will Be At Cheshire M.E. Church, 2:30 Wednesday
     William Clark Ely, aged 78 a former resident of Cheshire tp., died yeasterday at his home, 46 Adams avenue, Huntington, after an illness of six weeks. He was a grandfather of Mrs. Aaron Davis of this city and had lived in Huntington for many years.
     Surviving are the widow, the former Della Kirtley, and these six children: Mable, wife of F.W. Butcher of Cheshire; Jennie, wife of Emerson Thomas, Kyger; Ruth, wife of Eugene Smith, Proctorville; Will Ely, Middleport, W. B. and Charles, of Proctorville. Also 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and these three sisters; Mrs. Ida Warner and Mrs. H. E. Shaver, Cheshire, and Julia Ely, Colunbus. The late Dr. Charles W. Ely of Cheshire was a brother.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at the Cheshire Methodist church. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Rev. H.E. Warner, a nephew, of Amesville, assisted by Rev. H.N. Snider, pastor, will conduct the services.
     Mr. Ely will be remembered as a successful teacher and an exemplary citizen and the head of an excellent family. He was the oldest of eight children of Alfred L. and Margaret Knapp Ely, and was born June 11, 1858, at Mason city, W.Va. When he was about twenty years of age the family moved to a farm in the west end of Cheshire tp.
     Early in 1880 he married Celia Tate. To this union the children named were born. She died in July, 1907. Mr. Ely taught school twenty-one years in Cheshire tp. In October, 1909 he married Mrs. Della Kirtley Shuler, they lived at his home for a few years and then they moved to Huntington W.Va.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 24, 1937
Transcribed by J. Farley