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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

Fraley, William F.

Former Deputy Sheriff Dies Sunday Morning
Funeral for William Fraley At Baptist Church Wednesday
     William F. Fraley, a well known and highly respected citizen of this city, died Sunday morning, Oct. 27, after a week's illness. Mr Fraley, who has been employed at the O.H.E. for the past three years, had been away from his work the past week and it was thought his condition was improving, when death came suddenly from a heart attack.
     Mr. Fraley would have been fifty-nine years old had he lived until Dec. 6,. He was a Deputy Sheriff under Ira Mills and also during a former term of present Sheriff Charles Swanson.
     He is survived by his wife and nine children, Mrs. Ruby Farris, of Portsmouth, Misses Myrtle, Fairie and Georgie Fraley of Columbus, Mary, Margaret, Ernestine, Patty Lou, Billie and Ray at home. He also leaves two brothers, John and Emmett Fraley of this city; a sister, Mrs. John Bostic of Columbus; three grandchildren and three step-children.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church. Rev. George Sagen, officiating. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery in charge of A.E. Tope.

[Note: William Frederick Fraley was born Jan. 6, 1870 in Guyan Township and died Oct. 27, 1929; aged 59 years 10 months and 21 days. Wife: Sula B. Mayberry. Parents: G.W. Fraley and Mary Beckle. Possible cause of death: Indigestion and pressure on heart.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 28, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


France, Dianna Mae

     GALLIPOLIS - Dianna Mae France, 45, of Gallipolis, died Saturday morning, September 8, 2001 at her residence. She was born October 8, 1955 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Logan France and Betty Mitchell France of Gallipolis. She was a homemaker, and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
     In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Denise France of Gallipolis; a brother, Tony Watson of Gallipolis; a granddaughter, Shaquellia Lewis of Gallipolis; a grandson, Dante Lewis of Gallipolis; a niece, Caitlin Caldwell of Gallipolis; an uncle, Richard Mitchell of Gallipolis; and special friends, Thomas Westbrook of Gallipolis, Marie Johnson of Columbus, and Jacqueline Keitt of Gallipolis.
     Services were held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gene Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Pine Street Cemetery. Visitation was held in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 from 6-9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to service on Wednesday, September 12, 2001. Pallbearers were Glendon Vinson, Daryl Canaday, Jimmy Neal, Larry Dudley, Rodney Geiger and Jimmy Mitchell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


France, Iva [Brothers]

     Iva (Brothers) France, 86, 238 First Avenue, Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning at Holzer Medical Center.
She was retired after 25 years at the Gallipolis Clinic and was a foster grandparent for Gallipolis Development Center for several years.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Born March 10, 1902 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late frank and Christine (Miller) Brothers.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Edward France and Robert E. France, both of Gallipolis; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Jenny Morehouse.
     Graveside services will be Thursday 10 a.m. at the Pine Street Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. There will be no calling hours. The family requests no flowers. Arrangements were handled by the Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: died Oct. 4, 1988]

Gallipolis Paper
October, 1988
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Francis, Margaret Ellen [Finney]

Death of Mrs. William H. Francis
     Mrs. Margaret Ellen Francis, wife of William H. Francis, passed away at her home on Third avenue at about 5 o’clock Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 1918, at the age of 52 years.
     She had been in seemingly good health since recovering from a stroke of paralysis she suffered a few weeks ago until stricken again Thursday living but a half hour afterward.
     The deceased was born in this city, the daughter of Charles and Eliza Finney.  She was married to Mr. Francis thirty some years ago and to them were born eight children, three surviving, namely: Miss Margaret of this city, Mrs. Gardner D. Plummer of Newport, Ky., and Charles at Camp Knox, Ky. Her husband and one brother, Charles Finney, of Erie, Penn., survive.
     Mrs. Francis was a charitable lady, devoted to her family, kind to all her acquaintances and a faithful member of St. Peter’s church and her sudden death is a great shock to all.
     The funeral of Mrs. Francis will be held at the home Monday at 10 a. m. by Rev. Mr. Ross. Interment will follow at Mound Hill by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 20, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Frank, Harry [Silverman]

     Mrs. Harry Frank died at her residence in this city on last Wednesday night, a few minutes after eleven o'clock, aged sixty-six years.
     She was born in Walsdorf, Germany, and came to this country when quite young. She was married forty-eight years ago, at Cincinnati, to Mr. Harry Frank. Four children were born to them, three of whom are living - Jacob H. and Samuel Frank, who are in business in this city, and Mrs. William Sutton, of Chicago.
     Mrs. Frank was taken sick some time since, but she seemed to get better after the first attack, and her many friends hoped she would soon be well again. The fatal relapse, however, came, and the body was too greatly weakened to resist it, and death brought an end to her sufferings.
     On Thursday afternoon her body was taken to Cincinnati, and the funeral services were held at the Hebrew Chapel there.
     A good woman, a devoted wife and mother has gone to her eternal rest. Her life was blameless, and filled with good works that will live forever. She possessed all the graces and accomplishments of the true and perfect woman, and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her. She was charitable and kind in her intercourse with the world. The poor knew her to bless her, and the community recognized her commanding qualities and mourn their loss.
     To the striken husband and children our sympathies are extended. Their loss is beyond estimate, but the consolation remains that she, who was so dearly loved while on earth, is receiving the reward of a well-spent life in the embraces of the Heavenly Father.
     Mrs. Frank was a sister of Samuel and Simon Silverman, of this city. Dost think the loved one sleeping there so sweetly. The calm smile frozen on the dear, dead face, Would take again her sad life in her keeping, Would feel her heart still beat in its old place?

Ah, no, for her there'll be no sad to-morrows,
In which to sit in dumb and speechless pain;
No silent partings, while her heart is breaking
O'er loved ones that she fain would clasp again.
Go, rather weep at life and for the living,
For hearts that still go hungering to be fed;
Around you cast your tears and smiles and kisses,
The quick hath need of them and not the dead.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 3, 1896
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                                Top of Page


Frank, Harry

     Died, on the 12th inst., at his parents' residence, No. 1008 North Seventh st., in Philadelphia, Harry, eldest son of Jacob and Catharine Frank, lately from Gallipolis, O., and for many years a resident of Cincinnati.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Frank, Harry

     DEAD - Mr. Harry Frank, aged 81 years, and the oldest merchant and one of the most respected citizens of Gallipolis, died Saturday evening, and his remains taken to Cincinnati Sunday, for burial. The deceased was counted among the best and most thrifty citizens of Gallipolis, and had been prominent in the affairs of that city.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Wednesday, September 26, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frank, Leopold

Death of Leopold Frank
     Mr. Leopold Frank, of whose long continued illness, the Journal has made frequent mention, passed away at half-past four o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his residence on Third Street. He had been afflicted more or less with stomach trouble for the past twenty years, but since two years ago he had been too poorly to attend to any business whatever.
     He had been a resident of this town for the last forty years and as merchant and stock dealer became well known to nearly every citizen of the county. He accumulated quite a fortune but met with reverses in stock operations.
     He was a brother of Harry, Moses and Henry Frank, all well known businessmen but Harry and Moses alone survive him. He was the youngest of the family and his age at death was seventy years. His wife died about six years ago. He leaves children Jacob, Aaron, Nettie, Samuel, Lillie and Rosa, all of adult age.
     His remains were taken to Cincinnati for burial on the Telegraph this Thursday morning, the religious services and burial taking place at Walnut Hills tomorrow (Friday). They were accompanied by Messrs. Harry, Frank, his brother and Aaron, his son, who will be met on their arrival there.
     Mr. Frank was possessed of many virtues, being in his best days full of energy and business capacity and a popular businessman with the farmers with whom he manly dealt and by whom he will be greatly missed.
Mr. Jacob Frank of Baltimore, telegraphed that he will be home today.

Gallipolis Journal
May 17, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frank, Moses

Moses Frank Dead

     News was received here this afternoon by the Franks and Silvermans that Moses Frank, of Cincinnati, had died this morning suddenly. He was in the 80s and the last of the four brothers so well known here, Henry, Leopold, Harry and himself. Moses lived here for a great many years and he and wife will be well remembered. His last place of business was on Court street where he had a mammoth clothing store. He was very genial and exceedingly popular. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Silverman. Some of the family will go down. He celebrated his golden wedding five years ago. He is survived by his wife, son Henry, daughters Mrs. Goldsmith, Miss Pauline Frank, Miss Sarah and Miss Mame Frank and another son Lew out West. The time of funeral is not known.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
July 17, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Frank, Nettie

Death of Miss Frank
     We feared from all accounts Saturday of Miss Nettie Frank's condition that her recovery was impossible and our apprehensions proved true, she passing away this Monday morning, Feb. 15, 1909, in her 51st. year.
Miss Frank had been but little more than an invalid for the past year, having severe seizures of sickness in that time from which she rallied when almost the last gleam of hope had fled. She started in the winter poorly but nearly held her own, until about three weeks ago when she was prostrated. It was not then deemed that her condition was hopeless at all and she was tenderly nursed and cared for with every hope that she would again rally until about last Wednesday when her condition became most critical. Friday she sank into a comatose condition and was practically unconscious, until the end came.
     Her body, in care of Mr. Simon Silverman and her brother-in-law Mr. Harry DeHaan, will be taken to Cincinnati Tuesday morning on the Hocking Valley and the funeral services will be conducted at the Walnut Hills Chapel Wednesday morning, interment being at Walnut Hills Cemetery beside her relatives.
     Miss Frank was the third oldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Frank and was greatly liked by all who knew her, for her sunny, happy disposition and kindly, charitable ways. The poor found her an ever ready helper in their hour of need and she will be greatly missed by them. In the home circle she was looked up to for her good judgement and motherly authority, that fell to her by the death of her parents.
     Her mother died Sept. 28, 1887, her father May 10, 1893, her brother Samuel Nov. 26, 1902 and her brother Aaron May 20, 1908, leaving of her family surviving Jacob, Mrs. W.D. Schurtz and Mrs. DeHaan, the last of Pittsburgh, who arrived too late to see her clothed in her right mind. In all the time since her mother's death she had filled her place as best she could and her death has caused a feeling of loneliness and desolation in the household that is hard to bear. Miss Frank will be kindly remembered by a host of friends.
     She knew the end was not far away and told her friends so, but her heart was right and though she regretted that she must go, she went without fear or repining and is at rest with peace and in loving remembrance. Her will leaves all to Mrs. Schurtz, her sister.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Aug. 6, 1859; died Feb. 15, 1909. Mother's first name was Pauline but no late name known. Both her parents were born in Germany.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Feb. 15, 1909
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frank, Pauline

     Mrs. Leopold Frank died last Wednesday night, after a lingering illness, at her home, corner of Court and Third Sts. Mrs. Frank was extensively known in this county, having for many years given a personal supervision to her business. She was a very industrious woman and will be sadly missed. She leaves a husband and several children. She was a very charitable lady; the needy always found relief at her hands. No one, suffering for want, ever went empty handed from her door. As was said of another:

The sick she soothed, the hungry fed,
Bade care and sorrow fly,
And loved to raise the downcast head
Of friendless poverty.

     The remains were taken to Cincinnati for interment.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1831 France; died Sept 28, 1887 Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Journal
Oct. 5, 1887
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frankhouser, David

     David Frankhouser, 68, 8203 Cliffside Drive, Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born May 1, 1921, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Cliff S. and Cora May (Morris) Frankhouser.
He was a retired maintenance employee of the Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was the last of his immediate family.
     Services will be Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, waterhole Chapel in Gallipolis, with the Rev. John Jackson officiating. Burial will be Wednesday in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday after 7 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 11, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Franklin, Benjamin Lincoln

Thursday at 63
     Benjamin Lincoln Franklin, 63, a resident of Porter, and a retired iron worker died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday in Holzer hospital. He had been hospitalized several days, and had been in declining health for several months.
     Mr. Franklin was born in Mason county, W. Va., Feb. 23, 1900, son of the late Lincoln and Elizabeth Porter Franklin. He was twice married, his first being to the former Nellie Reynolds on May 27, 1927, and she preceded him in death in November, 1948. Three sons and three daughters who survive that union are James Franklin of Pt. Pleasant, William Franklin of Columbus, John Franklin, serving in the Army, Mrs. Harry (Betty) Huntsman of Zanesville, Mrs. Jim (Mary) Pegg of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Hash of Vinton Rt. There are 15 grandchildren.
     His second marriage was to the former Nellie Kingrey, who survives. Mrs. Franklin is supervisor of lunchrooms in Gallipolis city schools. Other survivors are a half-brother and two half-sisters, James Lester Goodall of Dayton, Mrs. Alma Waugh of Fallensville, W. Va., and Elsie Adkins of Buckhannon, W. Va.
     Mr. Franklin was a member of Masonic Lodge at Vinton and the Ironworkers Union. Masonic services will be held at the McCoy Funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral hone. Rev. John Hershman and Rev. Leroy Freeman will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Denver Walker, Paul Phillips, Walter Neal, Dick Lawhorn, M. B. Martin and Gerald McCarley.

[Note: Died August 6, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 7, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Franklin, Elize

     Near Rodney on the 5th of April, 1862 , Elize Franklin, son of T. M. and S. E. Bing, aged 2 years and 13 days.  

Gallipolis Journal, 3 Jul 1862

Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Franklin, Fannie

     Fannie M. Franklin, 83, Point Pleasant, died at 10:13 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 1988 at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a short illness. Born Dec. 28, 1904 in Chester, Ohio, to the late Mandy and Ed Peck, she was a retired Lakin State Hospital employee and a former foster grandparent.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Franklin, in 1963, and by four sons, Robert, James, Raymond and Guy Franklin.
     Surviving are seven daughters, Virginia Hoy, Irene Harris, Mrs. Ralph (Phyllis) Taylor, all of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Earl (Hattie) Jordan and Mrs. David (Pauline) Jackson, both of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. William (Anna) Lewis of California adn Helen Burton, Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Harry and Richard franklin, both of Point Pleasant; 34 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Crow-Huissell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Gilbert Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley


Franklin, Ira M.

Ira M. Franklin Dies At Eureka
Brain Tumor Fatal To Lover Of River After Two Years
     A two-year illness of tumor or cancer on the brain proved fatal at 11:30 a. m. Tuesday to Ira M. Franklin, 31, who died at the home of his parents, James C. and Ruby Thomas Franklin, Eureka.
Although friends knew that death was near, for he had been in dangerous if not critical condition for a year after an operation at the Point Pleasant Clinic, they were saddened when the news was spread. Dubbed “a goodhearted boy” by all his associates, young Franklin had always lived on the river, loved it, and spent much of his time fishing and boating. His room faced the river so that he could always see it. It was his request to be buried on a spot overlooking the Ohio.
     He was born July 15, 1915, at Eureka. He married Evelyn Clark, Eureka, April 18, 1937, at Greenup, Ky., became the father of James C. Franklin, now 8, but was divorced.
     Survivors include the son, his parents, and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Marguerite Phillips, Columbus (with whom he made his home for a time when he went to the state capital to consult physicians); Mrs. Louise Long, Eureka; Mrs. Dorothy Porter, Bladen; James R. Franklin, Mercerville Route One; Willard Tom Franklin, Erie, Pa.; Mrs. Ruby Richeson, Columbus; Robert Franklin, Columbus; and Charles L. and Betty Lou Franklin, at home.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eureka Methodist Church, the Rev. Floyd Workman officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery. The body will be moved from the Miller Home for Funerals this evening to his parents’ home where friends may call.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar 1947
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Franklin, Isadora (Dora) [Bush]

Mrs. I. Franklin, 86, Dies at Eureka
Funeral Is Set For 2 [o'clock] Saturday At Bethel Church
     Mrs. Isadora Bush Franklin, widow of Ira (Bub) Franklin, died about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home at Eureka. She had been ill for an extended period with complications from her advanced age. She was in her 87th year.
     Survivors are a son, James C. Franklin of Bladen; a daughter, Mrs. Della Bell of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. W.S. Lanthorn, Gallipolis; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at her late home after 5 p.m. today. Funeral services is set for Saturday, 2 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church, back of Bladen, with Rev. Floyd Workman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by F.I. Stevers.

[Note: stone. 1859-1946. Death Certificate born Sept. 21, 1859 Mason County, VA/WV; died May 15, 1946, Clay Township, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio; 86 years, 7 months and 24 days of age. Parents Cornelius Bush and Viola Peck]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Franklin, James Carter

Gallipolitan Dies at Noted W. Va. Springs
Recent Reunion Of James Carter And Daughter Here Recalled By His Death
     Death of a former Gallipolitan, who had known many of the celebrities of the nation, is told about in the following dispatch:
     WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA. FEB/3 (AP)--No hand filled with food greeted the hawks and chipmunks and squirrels at this resort's spring house today--for old James Franklin was dead in his little room. For 50 years the former slave had filled the cups of presidents and royalty with the waters from the spring.
     He never forgot the animals and birds. They came each day to eat from his hand.
"I had a good master when I was a slave," Franklin often told guests, "but I sure was glad to have my freedom." He went to Ohio upon liberation, but returned to Greenbrier county shortly after the Civil War.
His only relative is a daughter who lives in Ohio.
     The daughter referred to is Mrs. Martha Fulton, wife of John Fulton, who live at 60 Pine st. Last Thanksgiving day the father and daughter were reunited at the Fulton home. Then they had their first glimpse of each other since the daughter was a tot of three years. That was back in the '90s. On Sept. 22 The Tribune carried a story about the two having begun a correspondence and of having planned a reunion.
     During his years in Gallipolis Franklin bore the name of Carter but reassumed the name of Franklin his slave name, on going to White Sulphur, which is near the plantation at Lewisburg where he was born and reared. In Gallipolis he was a blacksmith and here he married Sheila Anderson, who died less than three years ago.
     Franklin last saw his daughter when she was visiting Columbus relatives and thereafter lost trace of his family. That his daughter was still alive and living in Gallipolis he learned last summer from A. P. Kerr, who, stopping at the famous spring, fell into conversation with [...remainder was cut off.]

[Note: From death certificate (wvculture.org/death search) year of birth about 1861; date of death February 2, 1938, about 76 years; father Adam Franklin; mother Angeline Ware; burial White Sulphur CE.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cousins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                 Top of Page


Franklin, James E.

     GALLIPOLIS - James Earl Franklin, 39, Gallipolis Route 1, who died in an auto crash near Cheshire, was born in Gallia County, a son of the late Benjamin L. and Nellie Franklin. He was a member of Bridge Workers Constructual Steel Union, Iron Workers Union of Pomeroy, Masonic Lodge, Eagles and Moose Lodges.
     Surviving are three daughters, Nell Louise, Cynthia Ann and Paula Kay, all of Cheshire; a stepmother, Nell Franklin; two brothers, Staff Sgt. John C. Franklin in Vietnam and William R. Franklin, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Orville (Mary) Pegg, Bell, Calif., Mrs. Harry (Betty) Huntsman, Zanesville, and Mrs. Clarence (Ruth Ellen) Hash, Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be announced by McCoy Funeral Home of Vinton.

Athens Messenger
Monday, August 5, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Franklin, James Roy

J. R. Franklin, World War II Veteran, Dies
     James Roy Franklin, 46, a World War II veteran, and resident of 73 Mill Creek Rd., died at 12:45 p. m. Saturday in Holzer hospital, where he was a patient for eighteen hours. Mr. Franklin had been in ill health for two years, and had previously been a patient in the Veterans Hospital at Dayton, and in a Columbus hospital.
Mr. Franklin was a former river, and steel worker, and his recent employment was in operating the Certified Oil Co. station. He served in the Navy during World War II, and had previously been in the Merchant Marines. He was member of the Eagles Lodge.
     He was born at Eureka April 5, 1917, one of ten children born to James and Ruby Thomas Franklin. He is survived by five sisters and three brothers, Tom of Erie, Pa., Robert, Charles, Mrs. Merrill (Margaret) Phillips, and Mrs. Walter (Janie) Richesson, all of Columbus, Mrs. William (Louise) O’Conner of Conway, Ark., Mrs. Clyde (Dorothy) Porter of Bladen, and Mrs. Marvin (Betty) Griffin of Gallipolis. Four Children, who survive, are Mrs. Charles (Yolanda) Freese of Columbus, James Roger Franklin, serving with the Marine Corps at Camp Lejuene, N. C., Irene, a student at Gallia Academy and Nelson, a student at Clay School.
     Services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Eureka Methodist church, Rev. Floyd Workman will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the late home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 12, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Franklin, John Charles Sr.

John C. Franklin Sr.
     John Charles Franklin, 45, of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died at Veterans Hospital, Chillicothe, at 7:50 p.m. Monday following an extended illness. Born April 25, 1935, [SSDI has April 28, 1935] in Bidwell, son of the late Benjamin Lincoln and Nellie Reynolds Franklin, he was retired from a 20-year career in the U.S. Army.
     He married Loretta Longacre, who survives, in Swedesboro, N.J., on Dec. 31, 1957. Also surviving are two sons, Pvt. Scott J. Franklin of Fort Knox, Ky., and Steven, at home; a son from a previous marriage, John C. Jr. of Proctorville; a daughter, Cyndi, at home; a brother, William of Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. Betty Huntsman of Zanesville, Mrs. Ruth Hash of Rt. 1, Bidwell and Mrs. Mary Pegg of Norco, Cal.
     He was a member of VFW post 4464, Gallipolis; the Disabled Veterans Association, Cleveland; the Eagles Club, Gallipolis; F and AM Lodge No. 131, Vinton; the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rites, Columbus; and the Aladdin Temple, Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. 

[Note: According to Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 at Ancestry.com, he died on 02 March 1981.}

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. Tuesday, March 03, 1981
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Franklin, Lincoln

Killed Near Mercerville
Lincoln Franklin crushed by a fall of soapstone
     Lincoln Franklin, age 35, son of James Franklin who was accidentally shot and killed by Col. J. H. M. Montgomery at Hanley, West Virginia, 25 years ago, was killed in a coal mine in Guyan  Township Tuesday at 5 P.M. by a fall of soap stone that crushed out his life instantly. It took 15 men to get the massive stone off of his body.
     Mr. Franklin lived near Mercerville, and leaves a wife and three children, one of very young babe. His wife is a sister of John Sherman Porter of the city. He was a member of the Adventist church. The burial occurred Wednesday, and was attended by Mr. Porter. We have no information at this time as to whether or not the accident was unavoidable, and the mine is properly timbered.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 28, 1900
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Franklin, Nancy Ida [Borden] 

Franklin Services
     GALLIPOLIS - Last rites for Mrs. Nancy I. Franklin, 29, of Gallipolis, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in John Gee Methodist Chapel by the Rev. Albert D. McGhee, with burial in Pine Street Cemetery. Mrs. Franklin died Oct. 20 in Mt. Carmel Hospital of injuries she received in an accident on Oct. 14 near Chillicothe.
     Surviving in addition to the parents, husband, two daughters, four brothers, and four sisters, are two half sisters, Mrs. Milton (Mazanita) Casey, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Jim Bill (Lydia) Robinson, Gallipolis; and a half-brother, Richard Borden, Washington. D. C.
     Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home today from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

[Note: 1938 - 10/19/1967 ; Daughter of Alexander & Sarah White Borden; Wife of Harry Spencer Franklin]

Athens Sunday Messenger
October 22, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Franklin, Nell Vieva [Reynolds]

Mrs. Franklin Dies At Bidwell Sunday
     Death ended the long illness Sunday of Mrs. Nell Vieva Reynolds Franklin, 39, at her home in Bidwell.
Cancer of the bones was cause of death. She had been in failing health for 10 years, and her serious illness had dated back 1 ½ years.
     A civic leader at Bidwell and Porter, Mrs. Franklin was a member of the Porter Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Springfield Grange. She assisted many other organizations of which she was not a member.
     She was born July 3, 1909 in Nicholas County, W. Va., to Henry and Jeannette Haynes Reynolds, and she married Benjamin Lincoln Franklin 22 years ago.
     Besides her widower, Mrs. Franklin is survived by seven sons and daughters, all at home; Robert, James, Betty, Mary, John, Ruth, and Bill; five brothers: Ed and George, Orrville, O.; Viro Reynolds, Vinton; Levi Reynolds, Eno; and Charles Reynolds, at the Franklin residence; and two sisters: Mrs. Floyd (Mary) Leonard, Kanauga, and Mrs. Walter (Belle) Dooley, Nicholas County, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in the Porter Methodist Church, the Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating, and burial will be made in Vinton Memorial Park by J. L. Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 22, 1948
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Fraser, Amanda [Baker]

     Mrs. Amanda Fraser, wife of Albert Fraser of 1711 Twelfth avenue, Mt. Washington, died at the Beaver Valley General hospital at 7:10 o’clock last evening. She was 33 years of age and is survived by her husband and one daughter. The body was taken to Addison, O., at an early hour this morning where final services will be held and interment made.

[Note: First wife of Albert Elias Fraser; daughter of Moses J. Baker & Julia Ann Vance]

Beaver Falls Tribune
28 Aug 1914
Transcribed by J. Godfrey


Fraser, Diantha [King]

     Mr. Alex. Frazier’s [Fraser] wife died on the morning of the 22d ult. She was sick only a day or two.

[Note: Feb. 24, 1852 - Feb. 22, 1875; 22 yrs., 11 mos., 28 das.; Wife of Alexander Fraser; Daughter of Newel & Clarissa Susannah Darst King; Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio].

The Gallipolis Journal
Cheshire Chunks News Notes
March 4, 1875
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frasher, Larry K.

     GALLIPOLIS - Larry Keith Frasher, 27, Rt. 3, Gallipolis died in a traffic accident near Gallipolis Saturday morning. Born March 11, 1956, son of Edward and Bertha Akers Frasher, who both survive, he was a Kyger Creek plant employee and a member of First Baptist Church of Gallipolis. He married Deanna Lynn Terry, who survives on Sept. 2, 1978, at Wise, Va.
     Also surviving are a son, Travis Jay, at home; and four sisters, Jean Runyan, Janice Kerns and Rebecca Lewis, all of Gallipolis, and Rita Davis of Hilliard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dale.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, near Gage. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 27, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Frasier, Elizabeth

Mrs. Albert Frasier
     Frasier, Mrs. Albert, 55, Addison; November 20 at the home of James Hansher, Addison; she collapsed in front of the Hansher home and lived but an hour after Dr. Lewis Brown was summond; death was ascribed to a cerebral hemorrhage; a daughter, Evelyn Grate, of Parkersburg, survives; funeral November 23 at Addison Methodist Church; burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

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


Frasier, Solomon

Dropped Dead
     Postmaster N. R. Rothgeb of Cheshire in town this morning, informs us that Mr. Solomon Frasier living on Turkey Run about two miles from Cheshire fell dead this morning from heart failure. It was a terrible shock to his family such a thing not being dreamed of. He was not a robust man at all, But was going about in his usual health. He was 48 to 50 years old and leaves a wife and several children, all grown but one or two. He left a brother, Edward, of Cheshire and a brother, George, of Floodwood. He was a nice man, well respected by every one. Gallipolis Tribune.

The Leader, Pomeroy, Ohio
Thursday, March 03, 1904
Contributed by Teresa Herrmann
Columbus, Ohio                                                                                             Top of Page


Fraynor, Unknown son of William Fraynor

Gallia Boys Die in France
     Edward Dulaney of Gallia has received word of the death of his son Robert of pneumonia in France. He was with the 84th Division. William Fraynor of the same place has received word of the death of his son overseas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 06, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Frazier, Infant

Death of Infants
     The infant son of Albert and Amanda Frazier of Addison township, died last Saturday of Cholera infantum aged six months. [The death of a Bailey infant was reported in the same article.]

The Gallipolis Tribune
September, 1874
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Frazer, Johnny

Died
Johnny Frazer
     Johnny, son of Edwin E. and Demarius Fraser, died of whooping cough, Dec. 1, 1881, at the residence of his grandfather, Mr. Andrew Gould, Henderson, Mason County, WV; age 1 year 3 months and 3 days. The funeral obsequies were conducted by Rev. Cummings of Point Pleasant WV.

In the lonely woodland,
Where the leafless iris waves,
O'er the river and hills,
There you will find our little Johnny's grave.

There the white slab stands in silence,
By our precious little boy;
O that we could have kept him by us,
As "old time" rushes on.

Dearest spot on earth to us,
Little Johnny I buried neath its gloom;
We will meet our little darling
Far beyond the tomb!

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 9, 1881
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frazer, Rita Carol [Smith]

     Rita Carol Frazer, 88, of Gallipolis, passed away at her residence, Wednesday, October 18, 2000. A registered nurse, she was a 1934 graduate of The Holzer Hospital School of Nursing. She and her late husband, Kenneth were also the former owner/operator of Frazer Cleaners, Gallipolis. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Order of Eastern Star 283, and the Gallipolis Garden Club.
     She was born June 24, 1912 in Meigs County, Ohio, daughter of the late Guy and Elizabeth Williams Smith. She married Kenneth Frazer in April 1934 and he preceded her in death January 24, 1974. Surviving are two sons, K. Roger Frazer of Gallipolis and Rodric (Sandra) Frazer of Pickerington, and two grandchildren, Kimberly Frazer M.D. of Akron and Debra Frazer of Dublin. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday October 19, 2000
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier


Frazier, Catherine

Mrs. Frazier Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Catherine Frazier, 85, of 81 Grape St., a former employee of Ohio Bell Telephone Co., died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Gallipolis Medical Center Hospital.
     A native of Meigs County, she was born Nov. 1, 1881, at Pomeroy, daughter of the late George and Nancy Ann Meier Rubenstahl. A son, Jacob Leo Frazier, preceded her in death.
     She is survived by her husband, John W. Frazier, a retired Ohio Bell employee; a daughter, Mrs. Dave (Edith) Kelton, Lancaster; and a son , John Frazier, Huntington, W. Va. There are nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
     Mrs. Frazier was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church. Arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Frazier, Hattie

Mrs. Frazier Dead
     Mrs. Hattie Frazier died at her home on Neal Ave., Monday evening at 5 p.m. of tuberculosis, after a long illness. Her husband and two sons, Ed and Harry, survive, the latter in the service in France. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the home conducted by Rev. D. F. Wood. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 22, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frazier, Helen Augusta [Rupe]

     Helen Augusta Frazier, 84, of Cheshire, died early Sunday, April 14, 1992, at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Kyger on June 20, 1906, the daughter of the late Darius and Nancy [Phelps] Rupe. She was a homemaker and attended the Kyger Baptist Church and the Silver Run Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her son, William Frazier and a daughter, Patricia Frazier, both of Cheshire; two sisters, Garnet Rife, Colton, and Gaye Sowards, Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
     Besdies her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1982, five brothers and five sisters.
     Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Richard Dill, Keith Young, Leonard Weiman, Sherman Weiman, Steve Little and Mike Little.

Daily Sentinel
Apr 16, 1991
Transcribed by Connie Schumaker Cotterill


Frazier, John (Jack)

     John (Jack) Frazier, 59, Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Gallipolis died Sunday at Grant Hospital, Columbus. He was an environmental health administrator with the Ohio Department of Health for 33 years. He was a World War II veteran.
     He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Campbell Frazier; his mother, Mrs. Betty Smeltzer, Gallipolis; daughters Nanette Bobb, Galaway, Ohio, and Peggy Weber, Westerville, Ohio; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Bloomberg, Carson City, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Frazier.
     Friends may call at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home Wednesday 11 a.m., Rev. Thomas Shonebarger officiating. Burial in Sunset Cemetery, Galaway.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 10, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Frazier, May Belle

Death of Miss Frazier
     Miss May Belle Frazier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Frazier, died at the home of her parents on Neil Ave., Sunday evening, October 8, 1905, after a long illness of typhoid fever, aged 21 years. Besides her parents, she leaves several brothers and sisters. She is said to have been a nice young lady, respected by all who knew her and had many friends who will regret her death and sympathise with the bereaved ones.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Wm. Arthurs, interment at Pine Street by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 13, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frazier, Roman

Dropped Dead
     Roman Frazier of Neil Avenue dropped dead at 2:30 this afternoon. He had worked all the forenoon, ate a hearty dinner, sat around awhile, got up and started off, when his end came. He was about 68 years old.

[Note: Burial in Mound Hill cemetery. Born:  1840 Died: 1906]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Frazier, Walter

Six-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Walter Frazier
Kenneth Runion, Age 6, Wields Shot Gun With Fatal Result
     Walter Frazier, aged 40, was fatally shot early Wednesday morning by Kenneth Runion, a six-year-old boy who was visiting at the Frazier home located at the foot of the Lindsey hill, about a mile within the Gallia county
line bordering Meigs.
     Mr. Frazier was just awakening when the little Runion boy came through his room on the way to get kindling wood. He saw a shot gun, picked it up and said, "I'm going to shoot you." He pulled the trigger and the result was fatal.

[Transcriber's Note: Full given name was Henry Walter Frazier.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Aug. 10, 1921
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free                                                        Top of Page


Frazier, William C.

     William C. Frazier, 80, Storys Run Road in the Cheshire area, died Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Mr. Frazier was born Nov. 26, 1901 in Gallia County, a son of the late James and Margaret Rupe Frazier. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eleazady Clark and Nellie Little, and a half-brother, Wilbur Wines.
     Surviving are his wife, Helen Rupe Frazier, a son, William Frazier, Jr., and a daughter, Patricia Frazier, both at home; a sister, Bertha Manley, Middleport, and several nieces and nephews.
     Mr. Frazier was a retired laborer with the New York Central Railroad and had also been a coal miner during his career. He attended the Silver Run Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Boyer officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

[Note: Gallia Birth Records show mother as Margaret Warner not Margaret Rupe.]

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, February 11, 1982
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Frecker, Osmer

Osmer Frecker Died Monday
     Osmer Frecker, 86, Cheshire, Rt. 1, died Monday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Mr. Frecker was born May 17, 1885 at Chester, the son of the late Henry and Magadlena Priode Frecker. He was a retired yard conductor of the New York Central Railroad.
     Survivors include his wife, Maggie Brechtel Frecker; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Neva) Ihle, and Mrs. Eugene (Nina) Wyatt, Cheshire, Rt. 1; four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Bertha) Rife, Columbus. Mrs. Edward (Lettie) Young, Middleport, and Mrs. Frank (Emily) Barrett, in South Dakota, and Miss Edna Frecker, in Colorado, and a brother, Arthur Evans, Cheshire.
     Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Clark and the Rev. Ray Miller officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel
May 18, 1971 page 8
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Frederick, Lovina [Malaby]

Mrs. Frederick Dead
     Mrs. Noah Frederick of Eno, Morgan Tp., died Monday evening after a long illness. She had been confined to her bed for over two years and at times suffered intensely. Her maiden name was Malaby and she was united in marriage to Mr. Frederick 31 years ago the 17th of this month.
     She is survived by her husband and seven children, Misses Ruth, Grace, Faye, Blanche, Gladys and Everett and Luther. Also by three sisters and two bothers, Mrs. Francis Fulton of Campaign, Mrs. John Leonard of Addison, Mrs Cora Cougheaour of Irwin, Oh, Leonaard Malaby of Glenwood, Colo., and Samuel of Utah, and by one half-brother and two half-sisters. William Malaby, Mrs. W.E. Walker of Rio Grande and Mrs. Bessie Carmichael of Parkersburg.
     The funeral services will be held at Campaign Baptist Church at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon and will by conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton. Burial at the Church Cemetery by Glassburn of Bidwell. Mrs. Frederick was a highly respected woman and had many friends who sympathize with her husband and their children in their loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 25, 1912
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Frederick, M. Dallas

M.D. Frederick, 52, is Instantly Killed by Shotgun Blast
Tragedy Occurs At His Home Saturday P.M. And Is Pronounced Accidental By Coroner Brown
Funeral At Bidwell At 1 Tomorrow

     The life of M. Dallas Frederick was snuffed out in the twinkling of an eye at his home near Old Pine in Raccoon tp. early Saturday afternoon. Hearing a shot, members of the family ran to the backyard and found his lifeless body crumpled on the steps leading from the back porch. A shotgun lay under his body. The church of shot had struck him between the point of the chin and his Adam's apple and mangled his face frightfully. Just how the tragedy occurred will never be known, Dr. W. Lewis Brown, coroner, investigated the matter, thought the circumstances plainly indicated it was accidental.
     Mr. Frederick was 52 years old, a native of Bidwell, and respected and esteemed for his industry and character; and those who knew him best professed to have little or no doubt that the coroner's verdict is correct.
A week ago it was announced that Mr. Frederick had bought the C. A. Rees farm on the Chillicothe road near Gallipolis and that he and his family would move there March 1.
So far as can be ascertained, he had been in good spirits a few moments before the shot was hurt. His daughter, Caribel &, Carl, were getting ready to come to Gallipolis. It is said one of them yelled to him and asked, if he had any errand for them to attend to. He is supposed to have replied in the affirmative but before he had a chance to tell of what he wanted the gun was discharged.
Members of the family, it is said, cannot account for Mr. Frederick having the gun, a single barrel shotgun, in his possession at that time. The Frederick home is about 2 miles south of Rio Grande but in raccoon tp. on Route 325.
     Descendent was the scion of a well- known Gallia County family. He was a son of the late debut. H. H. And Bell Dallas Frederick and was born Oct. 14, 1885. The father, it is said, erected the first house in Bidwell and the property is now owned and occupied by Mrs. Perrin G. Morehouse.
     On July 2, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Grover, the only sister of Willard Grover, local realtor. She and two children, beside the two named, survive: Mrs. F. H. Thaxton, Piedmont, Ohio, and Mrs. E. F. Winters, Jr., 838 Second ave., Gallipolis. Also surviving are these three sisters and one brother: Mrs. M. M. Snyder and Delmar O. Frederick, both of Medford, Oregon; Mrs. J. M. Hutchinson, Vinton, and Mrs. J. F. Propp, Beech Hill, W. Va. The daughter, Mrs. Thaxton, is the wife of Forrest Thaxton. The latter is a son of Douglas Thaxton, he died at his home near Bidwell on Saturday, and his funeral is being held this afternoon.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday at the Bidwell M. E. Church, in charge of Rev. J. L. Stevenson. Burial in Fairview Cemetery by J. L. Coleman. Until the funeral hours the body will remain at the funeral home. There it may be viewed by friends, but it is not likely the coffin will be opened at the church. The mangled face, it is said, has been pretty well restored to its normal appearance in life.

[Note: 1885 – 1938]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown publication date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Frederick, Emma B. [Morehouse]

     Emma B. Morehouse was born April 22d, A.D., 1856, and died January 8, 1892. She was married to George W. Frederick, June 22, A.D. 1876, and was the mother of eight children. She thought from the first of her illness she would never get well. she said she would like to live to raise her children, and she wanted all her friends to meet her in Heaven. Her last words were "Glory be to God, I am almost home."   Funeral srvices were held by Rev. Fulton.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled..
A place is vacant in our homes
Which never can be filled. M.F.M.

[Note by HE: Emma is buried in the Fairview/Long Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 12, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Frederick, Henry

Nongenerian Dead
     Mr. Henry Frederick of Vinton died Tuesday morning at the great age of 95 past. His life ebbed away painlessly surrounded by friends. He was a rugged pioneer of this county and had always been an industrious and respected citizen, one of the hardest toilers perhaps in the county. Ex-Commissioner J.B. Thompson sat up with him on his last night on earth and says he just simply wore out. He leaves numerous relatives who will remember him with affection.

Gallipolis Weekly
July 19, 1907

Mr. Frederick's Death

     We mentioned briefly the death of Mr. Henry Frederick yesterday, but had no particulars beyond that he was the oldest man in the county. He died at the home of his son, Noah, of Eno.
     He was born in Jefferson County 95 years ago June 8. He located at Eno, afterward going to Harrisburg where he reared his family. About 25 years ago he bought a part of the Jonah Robinson farm and has since resided there. His last few years have been made pleasant by his son, who neglected no kind attention. He was a man who commanded the respect and esteem of everyone.
     He is survived by the following children: David of Tycoon; John of Pike County; Henry of East Liverpool; Noah of Eno; Mrs. Jackson of Bidwell; Mrs. Samantha Mossman of East Liverpool. He left 111 living descendants, his oldest grandchild being W.H.H. Frederick, aged 48, son of David Frederick and youngest, Fay Frederick, aged 6, daughter of Noah.
     The funeral services were conducted today, Thursday, by Rev. W.J. Fulton, the interment following at Long Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1812 Columbiana; died July 16, 1907 Gallia County, 95 years of age. Widowed. Burial: Fairview-Long Cemetery]

Gallipolis Weekly
July 20, 1907
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Frederick, Luther

     VINTON - Luther T. Frederick, 80, Bidwell Route 1, died unexpectedly Friday night at his home.  He was born in Gallia County, son of the late Noah and Vina Malaby Frederick. He was a member of the Indigo United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of World War I. He was a retired employe of the State Highway Department and a farmer.
     His wife, Marie Jones Frederick, died March 10. He was also preceded in death by four sisters. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Iris) Tate, Brookville, two sisters, Gladys Frederick, Bidwell Route 1, and Mrs. Grace Shaver, Columbus, one brother, Everett of St. Petersburg, Fla., and one granddaughter.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

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


Fredrick, Lucy [Grover]

     VINTON - Mrs. Lucy A. Fredrick, 86, of 1151 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, died early Sunday at the Holzer Medical Center. She was born in Morgan Twp., a daughter of the late Rev. Hiram and Carrie Colwell Grover. She was a member of the Clark Christian Church, a retired employe of the Gallipolis State Institute, and a former Gallia County school teacher.
     She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Forest (Eva) Thaxton, Cadiz; Mrs. Alvin (Carriebelle) Burke, Standersville, Va., and Mrs. Earl (Marguriete) Winters, Gallipolis; a son, Carl Fredrick of Cleveland; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, G. H. Grover, Grants Pass, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Fredrick, and five brothers.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Monday, June 28, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Freeman, Jesse

     Jesse Freeman, 65, Rt. 1, Langsville, died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 2, 1920, in West Virginia, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Freeman, he was a retired coal miner and a member of Raccoon Valley Sportsmen's Club.  He married Mildred Fisher, who survives, on Feb. 28, 1966. Also surviving are a sister, Sarah Wheeler of Rt. 1, Langsville; and two half-sisters, Adeline Hall of Goodview, Va., and Diane. He was preceded in death by a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Kay Puckett officiating. Burial will be in Curry Cemetery, Minerton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 25, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Freidinger, Joseph, Dr.

Dr. Joseph Freidinger, 65, GSI Clinical Director, Dies
     Dr. Joseph Freidinger, 65, clinical director of the Gallipolis State Institute, died at 9 a. m. Wednesday at University Hospital in Columbus. He had been a patient there since Monday. Dr. Freidinger had been ill the past three weeks from an apparent heart condition.
     He was born March 7, 1906, in Hungary, son of the late Jacob and Hannan Ostheiner Freidinger. He married Irene Sokolowity on May 24, 1942. She survives. They had no children. Dr. Freidinger was a graduate of the University of Budapest, College of Medicine, on May 15, 1937. He also passed the board of medical examinations in Puerto Rico on Feb. 14, 1952. He had been practicing in Ohio since Aug. 28, 1956.
     Dr. Freidinger came to Gallipolis in 1966 from Nelsonville. He served as acting superintendent at the GSI for several months. He attended St. Louis Catholic Church. He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Association, Gallia County Medical Association, and the Association of State Physicians. He was also a member of the National Tuberculosis Association. Dr. Freidinger was a member of the Hungarian Army during World War II.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. A. J. Golubiewski officiating. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home betweeen 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
A wake service will be held 8 p. m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the GSI Administration Building from 9:30 until 11:30 a. m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Freidinger requests contributions for the Gallia County Heart Fund Drive.

[Stone in Mound Hill Cemetery reads: Born 3-7-1906 - Died 2-19-1972]


Freidinger, Joseph, Dr.

Services Saturday
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church for Dr. Joseph Freidinger, 65, clinical director of the GSI. Dr. Freidinger died Wednesday in Columbus. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

[Buried Feb 19, 1972]


Freidinger, Joseph, Dr.

Pallbears Are Announced
     Pallbearers for Saturdays funeral of Dr. Joseph Freidinger were announced today by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. They are Dr. Bernard F. Niehm, Dr. Mostafa Rafil, Carl Waugh, Grover Long, James Parsons and William Hall. Honorary pallbearers are: Dr. Zoltan Szepessy, Dr. Charles Holzer, Jr., Dr. Sigismund Harder and Dr. Arnold Sattler. Burial will be in Mound hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
Feb 1972
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


French, Carolyn [Wood]

Death of a Good Woman
Mrs. Smith French, a pioneer resident of Rio Grande, enters upon her reward
     Mrs. Carolyn French, wife of S.H. French, died at her home at Rio Grande, Ohio, January 28, 1914, after a lingering illness of some months with paralysis.
     Mrs. Caroline French was the daughter of the late Harrison Wood, and was born December 30, 1832, being 81 years and 28 days old. She leaves an aged husband and six children, all of which were with her at the last except for her son, Frank, of Dakota. Her funeral services will be held Friday. She was a member of Rio Grande Baptist Church all her life and was a good Christian woman. She enjoyed her church services as long as health permitted.
     Beside her husband, she is survived by children Harry, Frank, Charles, Mrs. Roma Slagle, and Mrs. Bettie Weis and one whose name we haven’t got, all of whom will have sympathy of many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 28, 1914
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood


French, James

Death of Bidwell Resident
     James French, living near Campaign Church, about 45 years old, fell dead in the field near home at about 7 o’clock Monday evening. He had been in poor health for some time and it is supposed heart trouble was the cause of his death. He is survived by his widow and seven children. One daughter, Miss Belle, is employed at the O. H. E.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


French, Smith

Death of Mr. Smith French
     Mr. Smith French died at the home of his son, Mr. Abe French, of Richmondale, Saturday, Jan. 5, 1924, at the age of 91 years. Mr. French was another of the old age coach drivers to "pass on" as he drove the stage between Gallipolis and Chillicothe for many years.
     He leaves four sons, Abe of Richmondale; Harry of Syracuse, NY; Frank of South Dakota and Charley of California; two daughters, Bettie Lewis of Springfield and Rome Slagel of Columbus.
     Mr. French was a life long resident of Rio Grande until a few years ago when he went to make his home with his son. His remains were brought to Rio Grande where services were held and burial in the family cemetery, Tuesday, Jan. 8, by Undertaker Elmer Ridgeway of Jackson.

[Note: Burial was in Wood family cemetery in Raccoon Township. Death Certificate -- Smith French was born in 1833 in Jackson; died Jan. 5, 1924 in Jackson County, Ohio; age 91 years, 2 months and 10 days of age. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Parents: Abraham French and Rachel Ridnour.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Freshcorn, Dale

Former Gallia Teacher Dies In Manchester
     A message reaching Gallipolis this morning tells of the death of Dale Freshcorn, a school administrator, at Manchester.  It is reported that he was found dead in bed, where he was discovered when he failed to make an appearance at his office.
     Freshcorn is a native of the Vinton community and held a number of teaching and supervisory positions in Gallia county schools.  He was a frequent visitor to Gallipolis, and stayed at the Libby hotel.   He was here just a few weeks ago.  At one time he was principal of the Bidwell-Porter High school, 1934-40.
     The message came to his cousin, Ms. Garnet Rupe of this city.  He is survived by a brother Doyle Freshcorn.  Other details will be published later.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Freshcorn, Harriett [Swick]

Mrs. Freshcorn Claimed Sunday
    The long and distressing illness (from a malignant growth) of Mrs. Harriett Swick Freshcorn, 63 ended in death for her at 3 a.m., Sunday at her home in Ewington. Though her passing was not undexpected , the community in which she had lived for years, was saddened.
     Born November 13, 1833, to Mrs Eliza Russell Swick and the late Louis Swick in Morgan Twsp. , decendent was married to Joseph Freshcorn , June 7, 1903. Mr. Freshcorn died two years ago.
     Besides her mother, who lives in Vinton, Mrs. Freshcorn is survived by these sons and daughters. Mrs. Audrey George and Ten Freshcorn of Columbus, Colby Freshcorn , Marion; Mrs Desta Posley, Ewington; Miss Ruth Freshcorn , Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Dorothy Gibson, Belpre; two brothers and a sister; Blanche Burns, Mt. Gilead; Clarence Swick, Morial ; and Don Swick, Vinton.
     Friends may call after 7pm. at the late residence. Funeral sevices will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the Ewington Methodist Church , the Rev. Ray Smith officiating. Burial wll be made by Vernon McCoy in Vinton Memorial Cemetery.

Gallia Daily Tribune
September 22, 1947
Transcribed by Cheryl Thomas Enyart
All spelling and word as it appears in the newspaper.                                         Top of Page


Freshcorn, John Luther

John Freshcorn Dies Saturday
     John Luther Freshcorn, 85, a lifelong resident of Vinton, died Saturday at 3:45 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. (Mona) Swick of Morral. Freshcorn had been at his daughter’s home for about a month after his health failed. He had engaged in the trade of a carpenter during his active years in his native village.
He was born in Vinton on Feb. 19, 1870, son of the late Martin and Elizabeth Walter Freshcorn. As a young man he was married to the former Sarah Roush and she preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 1926.
     In addition to the daughter, he is survived by two sons, L. Dale Freshcorn, principal of schools at Blanchester and a former principal at Bidwell High school, and L. Doyle Freshcorn, principal at New Waterford and former principal at Vinton High school. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Vance and Mrs. Mila McGhee, both of Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. William Turner officiating. Burial will be made in the McGhee cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

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


Freshcorn, Lester Dale

Freshcorn Services Held Today
     Funeral services for Lester Dale Freshcorn, 57, a native of this county who was found dead Wednesday at his home in Blanchester, following a heart attack, were held today at 10 a.m. at the Hanna Funeral home in Blanchester. Burial will be in Swan Creek cemetery later today.
     Freshcorn was born in the Vinton community on Aug. 11, 1900, the son of the late John and Sarah Velinda Freshcorn. A brother and sister survive that union, Doyle and Mrs. Clarence Swick of Marion. A sister, Katie, preceded him in death. He was married to the former Helen McCauley of Chesapeake, and to that union two children were born, John of Cincinnati and Mrs. James Frace of Marion. There are three grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.
     Freshcorn started his teaching career at the age of 20 in Gallia county. He held a bachelor's degree from Rio Grande college and a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. He was identified with several schools and was a principal at Bidwell-Porter High School, a teacher and coach at Chesapeake and a former superintendent of schools at Proctorville, and at the time of his death superintendent of the Blanchester schools. He was a member of the Vinton Masonic lodge and of the Eastern Star, Carey Chapter.

[Note: died 1958]

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


Frey, Rebecca

Death of Miss Frey
     Miss Rebecca Frey, daughter of the late George and Mary Fisheren Frey, died at her home in Green Township, this county, Monday evening, July 8, 1918, at 9:30 o’clock, from ailments with which she had been afflicted for a number of years.
     She was born in this county, May 4, 1848, and was in her 71st year, and had always resided in this county. She was a member of Christian Church and was highly respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss three brothers, George and Charles of this county, and another whose name we have not at this writing, residing in the west.
     The funeral will be from the family residence Thursday, conducted by Rev. Kirkman with interment following at Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 10, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Friend, Annie E. [Calaway]

Death of Mrs. Friend
     Mrs. Annie E. Friend, widow of the late Charley Friend, died at her home on 3rd. Avenue, this city, March 27, 1911, after an illness of one week. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Friend was born Amelia, Clermont County, Ohio, June 7, 1848. In 1857, she was united in marriage with Mr. John E. Treadway and they located in the State of Illinois where one son, Charles M. Treadway, was born. In 1861 Mr. Treadway died and in 1863, she was united in marriage with Mr. Charles Friend and they resided here for many years and after the death of Mr. Friend she continued to make her home here where she had many friends and was highly esteemed.
     She is survived by four children--Charles M. Treadway, Mrs. William S. Calvin, of this city; Mrs. Samuel J. Johnson of Portsmouth and Mr. Fred J. Friend of Warrensbury, NJ.

[Note: Death Certificate....Annie Elmira Friend born June 6, 1838*; died March 27, 1911; aged 72. Parents: Eli Calaway (NJ) and Sarah West (OH).]

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


Friend, Minnie Vivian [Parker]

Death of Mrs. Parker
     Mrs. Minnie Vivian Friend-Parker, daughter of Mrs. Anna E. and the late Chas. Friend, died this Thursday morning, June 5, 1902, at 6:25 o’clock, at the home of her mother, on First Avenue between Court and Grape streets. Her trouble was fever terminating in tuberculosis after an illness of three months.
     She was aged 24 years. She was united in marriage with Mr. Ren Parker some three or four years ago, but the marriage proved to be an incompatible one and she returned to this city from Michigan and made her home with her mother.
     She was regarded here by her associates as a most lovely lady, sweet dispositioned and amiable, in character. Besides her mother, she leaves sisters Mrs. Hattie Jolly, Mrs. Samuel Johnson and Mrs. Will Thompson of this city, and brothers Charles and Fred with Price’s Showboat.
     The boys have been telegraphed for and the final funeral arrangements have not been fully determined. The funeral services will be at the residence and the interment will be at the Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt, but just when we cannot state. The casket is of white plush lined with satin and trimmed with silk embroidered chiffon.

[Note: There is no information about what her legal name was at the time of death. The cemetery information says Minnie Friend.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, June 6, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frisbie, Louisa Jane (Logue)

Death of Former Resident
     Last week's Pomeroy Leader contained an article on the death of Mrs. Louisa Jane Logue Frisbie at her home there in her 79th year. She was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Alexander Logue of Gallia county, prominent people. The deceased had always been associated with church work in both this and Meigs county, was a highly esteemed lady who will be remembered by numerous friends here and her death is greatly regretted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 4, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Frogale, Helen [Frye]

Helen Frogale Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Helen Frye Frogale, 49, died at Holzer hospital at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday after a long and distressing period of ill health. Mrs. Frogale had been a patient at the hospital since last Sept. 9 and during that time had undergone a series of operations. Even prior to that time she had been in the hospital on several occasions and was first operated on during the past summer.
     Mrs. Frogale was the wife of Patsy S. Frogale, operator of the Midget Press, and in addition to the husband, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Joanne Quayle of Fairborn, Carman, a sophomore at Ohio university, and Gerald (Jerry) at home, a freshman at Gallia Academy. She is also survived by one grandson.
     The deceased was born April 5, 1905, at Point Pleasant, the only daughter of Augustus and Marie Hudlin Frye. She was one of four children, the others being her three brothers who survive:  Frank of Weston, W. Va., Charles of Pt. Pleasant and Gus of Gallipolis.
     She attended school in Pt. Pleasant and was graduated from high school there. After graduation she entered the employ of the Pt. Pleasant State Gazette, a newspaper now defunct, where she worked for a period of five or six years. During that period she met Patsy Frogale, who came there from Beckley to work. They were married on March 4, 1928, in the Presbyterian church and lived there until February 1937, when they moved to Gallipolis.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Frogale will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., in the First Presbyterian church. Rev. L. H. Stebbins will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. Richard Ash. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery, Pt. Pleasant, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Pallbearers, both active and honorary, who will serve are Shelby Roberts, Augustus Frye, Jr., Paul Icard, Lee Coder, Alfred Arnold, Henry Kiesling, Robert Cornwell, Richard Carter and John Riley. Friends may call at Miller’s after 7 p.m., Thursday and until shortly before the funeral hour Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 6, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Frogale, Patsy

     Patsy Sterling Frogale, 60, a resident of 141 Fourth Ave. and operator of the Midget Press, died Tuesday afternoon in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days following a heart attack Saturday
evening. Prior to coming to Gallipolis he had been employed on Pt. Pleasant newspapers and was a Tribune employee prior to establishing his own printing business.
     He was born on Dec. 9, 1905, at Weaver, WV. He is survived by three sisters and four brothers. In 1925 he was married to Helen Frye, who preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1955. Two sons and a daughter surviving are Carmen Frogale, a teacher in Piketon schools. Jerry Frogale, who was associated with his father in the printing business and Mrs. Robert (Joanne) Quayle of Fairborn. There are three grandchildren.
     Mr. Frogale was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Services were held Friday afternoon at Miller's Home for funerals, and burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery at Pt. Pleasant.
     Brothers and sisters surviving are Lewis and Mrs. Roy (Victoria) Colabro, both of New York City, James of Beckley, WV., Roy of Madison, WV., Carmen of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Tony (Rose) Cossu of Tampa, FL., and Mrs. John (Carrie) Azzara of Silver Springs, MD.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 11, 1966
Transcribed by Danielle Frogale-Dorso


Frost, Mary E.

     Died at her residence in Gallipolis, on the 3d of February, 1863, Mrs. Mary E. Frost, wife of the late Dr. Solomon Frost, in the 54th year of her age.

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


Frost, Solomon

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Sunday morning last, January 25th, 1863, Dr. Solomon Frost, proprietor of the Frost House, aged about 60 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 29, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Frost, Thomas W.

     Thomas W. Frost, 65, of Pittsburgh, PA and a native of Gallipolis, died Tuesday at his home in Pittsburgh. A World War II Veteran, he was born in Gallipolis on May 23, 1924, son of the late Glennie Frost and the late Helen Harrison Frost.
     He is survived by his wife, Rosa Merritt Frost and the following children, Joyce Kinder, Chicago; Helen Meskus, Thomas W. Frost II and Glennie A. Frost, all of Pittsburgh. One son, Kinder, preceded him in death. Three sisters survive.
     Mr. Frost was a retired riverboat captain. Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis. The body is at Winter Funeral Home in Pittsburgh, where friends may call on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: died Sept. 24, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 28, 1989
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Frownfelter, Nancy S. [Trotter]

     OBITUARY - Nancy S. Trotter was born in Gallia County, Ohio, April 4, 1846 and died at Carleton, Neb. June 25, 1914. She was united in marriage to Gideon Frownfelter Sept. 25, 1867, and to this union was born one son and six daughters, Clemmie, Victoria, Elmer, Hattie Gusta, Lesta and Nellie. Two of the daughters, Victoria and Gusta preceded their mother to the world beyond.
     Mrs. Frownfelter was converted and joined the the United Brethren Church in 1868. The family moved to Carleton, where their home has been since. She united with the Methodist Church of Carleton in August 1900, of which she was a consistent member until death.
     For some years she has been in feeble health and was a great sufferer. She leaves her husband, five children and 8 grandchildren, with three brothers and one sister to mourn their loss, together with a host of friends. "Another of our number has been called from labor to reward and so builds the Church Triumphant".
     Funeral services was held at the M.E. Church Sunday morning at the preaching hour with a large attendance from both churches.

Hebron Nebraska Registar
July 2, 1914
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Frownfelter, Ode

Ode Frownfelter Dies in Columbus
     Ode Frownfelter, 76, a retired guard at the Ohio penitentiary, and a native of Gallia county, died at his home, 68 North Eureka Ave., Columbus, at 1 a.m., Saturday. He was born in this county, and engaged in farming for many years before going to Columbus. 
     He was the son of the late Jonah and Eliza Compton Frownfelter.  He is survived by his wife and one son Frank of Columbus.  Another son, Fred, preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1954.
     Short services will be held in Columbus on Sunday. On Monday afternoon he will be brought to the home of Mrs. Fred Frownfelter, at Mercerville. Funeral services will be held at the Mercerville Baptist church, Tuesday, at 2 p.m., with burial in Ridgelawn cemetery, under the direction of the C. R. Halley Funeral home.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, February 25, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Anna [Stewart]

Mrs. Anna Fry Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Anna Fry, 78, a native of this county, died at her home in Mercerville at 11:40 p.m. Thursday.  She had been in poor health for several years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart and her birth was June 6, 1877.
     She was twice married, her first being to Charles Shaw of Crown City, on Sept. 28, 1895.  To this union three children were born of whom one survives, Mrs. Belva Hinkle of Ravenna.  A son, Brady F., died about a year ago and another son who preceded her in death was Lawrence B. She is survived by 12 grand and 13 great and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Her first husband died in 1907. She was married to Curtis Fry in August, 1910, and he died in 1941.
     Funeral services will be held at the Mercerville Baptist church at 1 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. Earl V. Cremeens officiating.  Burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery under the direction of the Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 3 p. m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 11, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Curtis

Curt Fry Dies Very Suddenly in Dr.'s Office
     Death came in a flash to Curtis Fry of Mercerville about 11:30 this forenoon just after he had ascended the staircase to Dr. N.H. Foster's office in the Haskins-Tanner building. Though it was known he had heart trouble, his passing came as a shock.
     Mr. Fry was 65 years old and had always lived in and around Mercerville, his last home being the first one beyond that of John R. Lusher below Mercerville. Many will remember him as a fifer in the old Mercerville Drum Corps. He was a square-shouldered, rugged man.
     He had been married twice and is survived by children of his first marriage and by his second wife, who was Anna Shaw. A step-son had accompanied him to the physcian's office. It was his second trip there for treatment.
     The body was turned over to J.L. Stevens. Since the foregoing lines were written it was learned that Fry was born Jan. 8, 1876 and hence was in his 66th year. His marriage to Anna Shaw took place Aug. 18, 1910.

[Note: Burial: Ridgelawn Cemetery. First Marriage: Effie Cornell on March 16, 1895. Effie died May 9, 1908 in Gallia County]

Gallipolis Paper
July 5, 1941
From Debbie Carter Evan's Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fry, Elizabeth

OBITUARYFRYIn Ohio Township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 27th of April, 1882, Elizabeth Fry, wife of Andrew J. Fry, in the 39th year of her age.
     Being requested, I will say something in reference to the past life of this deceased sister.  In January 1858, at a protracted meeting held at Mercerville by Elder J. E. Caldwell and Isaac Langdon, this dear sister was received and baptized into the fellowship of Providence Church.  She lived a worthy member for several years, nothing was ever alleged against her Christian character.
     About two years ago, she with her husband, joined the Methodist Church at Bethel, near her home, and remained a member until the messenger came and summoned her from labor to reward.  Her funeral was preached Elder J. E. Caldwell at Providence Church on the third Sabbath in July, 1882, to a very large and attentive audience.  Funeral text 16th Chapter of the Book of Job and 22 verse:  “When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
     This dead sister leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, three sons and five daughters, and one brother, besides many relatives and friends.  During her last sickness, she expressed herself as being willing to die.  She had no preparations to make having chosen that good part which could never be taken away.
     Then to the bereaved husband and dear little children I would say, ever remember the kind instructions of a kind wife and mother.  As she now rests from her labor, may her works follow her.

            Friend after friend departs:
            Who hath not lost a friend?
            There is no union here of hearts,
            That finds not here an end.
                 Mercerville, O.                  A. Clark

The Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, August 3, 1882
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Elizabeth

Death of Miss Fry
     Miss Elizabeth Fry, aged 76 years, died at her home near Mercerville Friday evening of infirmities incident to her advanced age. She was a most estimable lady, and numerous friends will regret to hear of her death. She was a sister of Charles Fry of Guyandotte. The late Mrs. Col. Montgomery was a sister. The funeral was held at Mercerville at 11 o'clock Sunday. Rev. J. W. Greer, officiating. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: Tombstone has dates B.5 July 1834 - D.10 Feb. 1910]

Gallipolis paper
Feb 10, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Fry, Finley T.

Finley Fry Shot, Killed by Nephew
     Finley T. Fry, 42, who was born and reared and spent most of his life at Gage, was shot and killed by his nephew, Wendell Hendricks, aged about 15, at the Fry home near Pataskala late yesterday. What prompted the shooting has not been learned here, but relatives recalled that the boy was reported to be somewhat unbalanced mentally not long ago.
     Young Hendricks is a son of J. C. and Roma Fry Hendricks and the family has been living with her brother, Stanley Fry, at Johnstown, O.
     Finley is a son of the late Jas. P. and Sarah Tanner Fry. About the time of his marriage to Goldie Rice on Dec. 20, 1929, he sold the property adjoining the old Fry homestead at Gage and moved to Pataskala. He is the father of four daughters, the eldest being not more than nine. His wife, a daughter of Enoch Rice, is the youngest sister of C.W. Rice, local furniture dealer. Finley was born Feb. 1, 1896.
     Finley was a member of Siloam church and the family rather expects the funeral and burial to be conducted there. Walter Fry, who owns the old home place at Gage and lives there, is a brother, and so is Stanley Fry of Oak Hill.

[Note: From death certificate date of death October 14, 1938; burial at Salem CE.]

Newspaper (prob. October 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Fry file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Fry, George

Death of Mr. George Fry

     Mr. George Fry died Tuesday evening at 8:30 after a three days illness with pneumonia. Mr. Fry, who was quite advanced in years, has made his home with Mrs. Roberts, 426 First Avenue. Burial at Pine Street cemetery by George Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 9, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Fry, Guy

Death of Guy Fry
     Sunday afternoon, May 5, 1895, at about 6 o’clock, after about two weeks’ suffering, Guy Fry, an aged and well known citizen of Guyan township, passed away. Mr. Fry had been in poor health for several years past, but up to about two weeks ago, was able to go around. We are not informed as to the nature of the malady that resulted in his demise, but owing to the fact that he was quite old, being well up in 70, it is presumable that old age was the chief cause.
     His funeral services were conducted today, Tuesday, by Rev. J. E. Caldwell, an able minister of the Baptist Church and an old time friend of the deceased in the presence of a large number of friends, after which his remains were laid away in Mercerville cemetery, beside those of his late companion who passed away several years ago.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 8, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Fry, Hattie

Mrs. Fry Dies Early Today
     Mrs. Hattie Fry, 77, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Letha Fry, on Bullskin. Born Sept. 8, 1872, in Guyan Twp. to William and Pennsylvania Burnette Johnson, the decedent married Elmer Fry, who died four or five years ago. They are survived by one son, Emza Fry, Mercerville. Mrs. Fry is also survived by three half-brothers, former Gallia County Dog Warden Roy Johnson, Gallipolis; Charles Johnson, Bladen; and Manna Johnson, Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating, and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Rome Cemetery.
     Mrs. Fry suffered a broken hip four or five years ago, and she had been in declining health ever since.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 23, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Isaac

     Mr. Isaac Fry, a well know citizen of Waterloo, Lawrence county, died on Thursday of last week, aged 77 years. The burial was upon Saturday, by Hayward & Son.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, December 23, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Fry, Mary

Obituary
     Mrs. Mary Fry was born in Cheshire, Gallia county, Ohio, February 22d, 1833; was married to Henry Fry, November 4th, 1852; died August 26th, 1887, at Henderson, West Va., where the family has resided for several years.
     This is one of the many instances in which the frailty of human aid is manifested; disease, suffering, death, confront us on every hand and call to us for sympathy and aid, we stand pitifully gazing or mournfully walk in the funeral procession, we sympathize; would rescue, but can not; the inevitable must prevail.  So in reference to our deceased sister.
     Husband and children stand by the graveside and would call her back from the spirit land to the home fireside, but there is no response save from the providence of God and the promise of the Gospel, that the departed “are not dead but sleepeth,” and that “the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.” Thus, we stand amidst the beating and wearing of life and observe the frail vessel succumb to the wave and finally disappear beneath the flood, our hearts, in sympathy with the bereaved father and children, look up to the Infinite One in gratitude and hope that beyond the material realm the spirit of the departed one may unfold amid the felicities of eternal life.

“When coldness wraps this suffering clay
  Ah, whither strays the immortal mind?
It cannot die, it cannot stay,
  But leaves no darkened dust behind.
Then unembodied doth it trace
  By steps each planets heavenly way?
In one broad glance the soul beholds,
  And all, that was, at once appears!”
                                                R.B. WARD

[Feb. 22, 1833 - 8/26/1887; 54 yrs. 6 mos. 4 das. consumption; buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery].

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Va.
September 14, 1887
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Rachel [Slater]

Death of Mrs. Rachel Fry
    
Mrs. Rachel Fry, widow of Henry J. Fry, died Wednesday night, Aug. 11, 1915, at 12 o’clock at the home of Mrs. J. R. Roberts of a complication of ailments. The remains in charge of Wetherholt will be taken to Mercerville Friday for burial.

[Note: March 17, 1844 - Aug. 11, 1915]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 12, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fry, Stanley

     A native of Gage who for many years past had been a resident of Oak Hill was one of three workmen asphyxiated while repairing a blast furnace at New Miami, O., last night. Stanley Fry, 56, father of three daughters, was the native Gallia County victim. A United Press dispatch said the accident was apparently caused by leaking gas and that a total of three were killed with four others overcome but recovering. Mr. Fry spent his early life at Gage. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Fry. A brother, Walter Fry, still lives on the home place. The victim's wife is the former Esta Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wood of Gage. Mrs. Fry's brother, John Alton Wood lives at 612 First Ave.
     Although Mr. Fry maintained his home at Oak Hill, he had been associated for some time with the William Solt Co., Cincinnati blast furnace repair firm. He was working on a furnace of the American Rolling Mill Co. at New Miami when the accident occurred. All the men suddenly collapsed while at their work. Life squads from New Miami and nearby Hamilton succeeding in reviving four of the seven overcome but the other three were pronounced dead on arrival at a Hamilton hospital. R. Edwin Cook, Butler County coroner withheld a verdict in the case pending further investigation.
     The other two dead are Robert P. Nolte, Cincinnati; and John McRobert, Hamilton. Reported in "fair" condition at a Hamilton hospital were Jack Avery, 19, Melvin Butler, 19 and Joe Thompson, 19, all of New Miami; and John Bowling, 17, of Hamilton.
     In addition to those named, Mr. Fry leaves one other brother, Roy Fry of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Roma Fry Hendricks of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Fry Davis of Gage. The three daughters are Janet Fry at home in Oak Hill, Mrs. Sherman Buchman (Anna Mae Fry) of Huntington and Mrs. Mike Mitchell (Adrienne Fry) of Akron. The latter two daughters are both graduates of the Holzer Hospital School of Nursing here.
Relatives here said today that funeral arrangements had not been made but it was believed burial would be made in Oak Hill.

[Note: Unable to locate a death certificate or burial listing. Ann Simmerman wrote "Oct. 30, 1947" on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. October-November 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Fry file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Fulks, Alice [Swindler]

Mrs. W. A. Fulks Dies At Platform
     Mrs. Alice Swindler Fulks, 66, wife of W. A. Fulks died Wednesday evening at Platform, after an extended illness.
     Surviving children are Ross and Shellie of Columbus, Nanford and Clarence of Platform, and Mrs. Mary Baumfield of Crown City. Also survived [copy torn and unreadable] two brothers and two sisters [copy torn] Thomas Swindler and M___[print missing] Lawrence Shockey of Platform, Dan and Mrs. Eva Mannon of Ath____ [copy missing]

Gallipolis newspaper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Fulks, Arbutus M.

    Arbutus M. Fulks, 69, of Vinton, wife of Rodney Fulks, died Thursday at home. Also surviving are one son, Rodney, of Vinton, and one daughter, Brenda Neal, Perry MI, and two brothers, Robert Meade of Rittman and Walter Meade of Norton. Funeral service 2 p.m. at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park.

Huntington Herald Dispatch
4 November 2000
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, Arden

     Arden Fulks, 72, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died early today at his residence. Born May 1, 1912, in Gallia County, son of the late Grover Fulks and Flossie Fulks, who survives at Scottown, he was a Guyan Township resident until he moved in 1983. He was also a member of Crown City Methodist Church. He married Pauline Haskins, who survives, on July 24, 1945. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Betty) Beabout, of Evansville Ind., and Mrs. Harold (Sandra) Montgomery of Gallipolis; two brothers, Dan of Huntington, W. Va., and Attlee of Scottown; a sister Mildred Midkiff of Ashland, Ky., and five grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Willis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sturday. Pallbearers will be Alan Beabout, Nick Beabout, Mike Beabout, Barry Beabout, Rodney Dunfee and Wilbur Van Matre.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Thursday May 31 1984
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, Arnold L.

     Arnold L. Fulks, 82, of Eureka, died Sunday, May 26, 1991, at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired merchant and farmer. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and served on the board of the Hannan Trace District for 12 years.
     He was born June 17, 1908 in Lawrence County to the late Otis Record and Margaret Kearns Fulks. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Virginia Harshburger and Kathryn Burcham and two brothers, Grover Fulks and Harlow Fulks.
     He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Johnson Fulks, to whom he married on April 14, 1932 at Gallipolis. He is also survived two daughters; Mrs. Georgia Nogle, Crown City, and Mrs. Sharon Jeffers, of Gallipolis; two sons; John C. Fulks, Crown City and Arnold E. Fulks, Crown City, three sisters Eileen Null, Columbus, Fleta Dial, Scottown, Evelyn Williams, Crown City, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be at Swan Creek Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 6-9 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Scott Fulks, Todd Nogle, Mike Fulks, Mark Fulks, Ray Jeffers, and Richard Nogle.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Fulks, Fannie M.

Mrs. W.H. Fulks Dies Saturday at Bladen
     Mrs. Fannie M. Fulks, 75, wife of Mr. W.M. Fulks, died Saturday morning, May 19, 1934, at the family home at Bladen. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jorn Russell of Crown City. A daughter, Mrs. Carrie Johnson and two sons, John and Fred Fulks, lives at Bladen and another son, Charles Fulks at Crown City. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Bethel by Rev. Lee.

Gallipolis paper
May 1934
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page


Fulks, Harding

     Harding Fulks, 86, Crown City died Tuesday, May 22, at his residence. Harding is survived by his wife Geraldine Williams Fulks. Services will be held Saturday in the Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville with Pastor Leo Edwards and Pastor Norman Carrico officiating. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday May 25 2007, p.5
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, Harvey

Harvey Fulks Passes
     Funeral services were held Wednesday for William Harvey Fulks who died Monday at his home near Platform. He was in his 79th year and had been in poor health several years. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Grover and Harold Fulks of Crown City, Bessie Burnette of Rockcamp, and Vernie Vanpelt of Chesapeake.

Note: William Harvey Fulks' wife was Lizzie McKinley.

The Gallia Times
Thursday July 3, 1941
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, Howard Ray

     Howard Ray Fulks, 66, of Rt. 1, Crown City, died at 9 p.m. Monday at Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the last four years. Born Jan. 11, 1915, in Seneca Co., N.Y., the son of James W. and Ruby Belle Sowards Fulks, who both survive in Proctorville; he was a retired farmer, bus driver in both Gallia and Lawrence counties and attended Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Church.
     He married the former Violet Belville, who survives, on April 11, 1938, in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Wills of Gallipolis, and Jennie Faye Fulks of Crown City; two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Charlene Johnson of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Maxine Edwards of Proctorville, and Mrs. Patty Swain of Columbus; five brothers, James of Allen, Ky., Curtis of Athalia, Gerald of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Ron of Columbus and Mack of Proctorville.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 4 to 9 Friday. Pallbearers will be Curtis Fulks, Mack Fulks, James Fulks, Ron Fulks, Gerald Fulks and Miller Edwards.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
5 January 1982
Submitted by Randall Fulks


Fulks, James

James Fulks Dead
     James Fulks, one of the oldest residents of Guyan township, passed away Saturday morning, April 22, at his home on Guyan Creek, near the county line.  He was about 88 years old and was born at Great Bend, Ohio.  He came to this township several years ago, where he settled with his family and has since been one of our honored citizens. 
     He was twice married, his first wife being Flora Lasley.  Three children were born to this union.  His second wife was Amanda Lasley, a sister to his first wife.  She preceded him in death about twelve years ago.  She was the mother of several children, five of whom are living as follows: Jas. A., J.M., and William of Crown City and L.R. Fulksand a sister Anna Mary, living somewhere in Kentucky. 
     Mr. Fulks was an eccentric character and for several years has lived a sort of a recluse life.  For about four years he was unable to walk, but seldom went to bed, preferring to sit on the floor and pass away the time, playing like a child.  His desire was to be buried in a plain oak box, but this was not carried out.  He died with his pipe in hismouth.  His sister Mrs. Delilah Dorsey, of Steubenville, Ohio, is the only one living of his father's family. 
     Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday evening and were largely attended.  Rev. Jasper N. Lunsford of Scottown officiated at the funeral and Undertaker J.W. Stevers had charge of the burial which was made in the family burying ground.

The Gallia Times Thursday
April 27 1922
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fulks, Jennie

Mrs. Jennie Fulks Dies on Monday
     Mrs. Jennie B. Fulks, widow of John E. Fulks, formerly of Scottown, died at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Roy Heidorn and Mrs. Jewel Mayberry, 403 Melrose Ave., Columbus, at 1:10 p.m. Monday. She was 80 years old and has been seriously ill for some time. Survivors include, besides the two daughters, another daughter, Mrs. J. W. McKinley of Scottown; one son, N. G. Fulks, of Scottown, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One son, J. W. Fulks, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Guyan Valley Baptist church at Platform. Burial, under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Ironton, will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 4 1954
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fulks, John E.

Gallia Co. Resident Dies in Huntington
Platform, O., May 7
     John E. Fulks, well known citizen of this place, died Wednesday night in the Guthrie hospital at Huntington of wounds in the neck said to have been self inflicted at his home that morning. Mr. Fulks had been in ill health for more than a year past, and the act was the result of despondency due to his condition. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Perkins Ridge church with burial in the cemetery there.
     Mr. Fulks, who was 65 years old, was an uncle of Ferry Dillon of Gallipolis and was widely known throughout Gallia County where he was born. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, and two sons. He was a brother-in-law of I. Frank Williams, former Lawrence County representative, and a relative of Mrs. Lenna Collins, postmistress, both of Proctorville.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday May 8,1931
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, John W.

John W. Fulks, World War II Veteran Dies at age 38

     John William Fulks, 38, a resident of Miller and a veteran of World War II died at 2 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient there for four days. He was an employee of the Ashland Oil and Refinery Company and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Crown City. He was a member of the board of education of Fairland schools.
     Mr. Fulks was born in Lawrence County at Platform July 2, 1925, son of the late John William Fulks, and is survived by his mother Gladys Wall Fulks Brammer of Gallipolis. His marriage to the former Geneva Bennet took place July 2 1947 at the home of the bride's parents. She survives with the following children: Vickie, Billy Kay, Stephen, and Stanley. Other survivors are a brother and two sisters, Don Fulks of Gallipolis, Mrs. Joe (Patricia) Morgan of Ironton, and Mrs. Fred (Ruth) Miller of Columbus.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins Ridge Baptist Church near Ironton. Rev. Homer Click will officiate and burial will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery. Ohio Valley Lodge of Masons will conduct Masonic rites at the Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake. Friends may call at Miller's from noon to 3 on Wednesday.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday March 17, 1964, p. 1
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, John William

Dynamite Blast Proves Fatal For Willie Fulks
     John William (Willie) Fulks, 35, whose home was at Platform near the Gallia-Lawrence line, died this morning at 2:30 in St. Marys hospital, Huntington. He was terribly injured Tuesday near his home when a stick of dynamite went off in his hand. It was thought he believed the fuse was not burning. The hand was so badly mangled that amputation was necessary. One side of his face received the full blast of the explosion and he suffered injuries about the body also.
     He was the son of Mrs. Jennie Dillon Fulks and the late J. E. Fulks of the Platform community. He was widely related in Gallia county, his late father having been a brother of the late Mrs. A. L. Dillon of Crown City.
     In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Wall, and three children, John, Patty and Donovan, all at home. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Hazel McKinley of Platform, Mrs. Fleeta Heidorn of Columbus and Mrs. Jewell Maybury of Scottown and a brother, N. D. Fulks of Platform.
     The last rites are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Guyan Valley church. Burial will be in Perkins Ridge cemetery by W. W. Phillips of Ironton and Waterloo.

[Note: DC #6230 (From WV Vital Records) John William Fulks, Gideon Dst. Huntington, Cabell Co. WV died 9 May 1940 at St. Mary's Hospital of injuries from an explosion; wife Gladys, 31; b. 16 August 1904, Platform OH; age 35y 8m 23d; farmer; father John E. Fulks, born Gallia Co. OH; mother Jennie B. Dillon, born Platform OH; burial Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Scottown OH; informant Gladys Fulks.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fulks, Otis Reckard

     Otis Reckard Fulks, 92, a resident of Scottown, died Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. He was born Sept. 15, 1884 in Lawrence County, son of the late Jimmie and Buena Lewis Fulks. Mr. Fulks was a retired farmer and a member of the Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Church.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Kearns Fulks, in 1957. Two daughters preceded him in death, Mrs. Harold Burcham and Eunice Fulks. Three sons survive: Grover Fulks, Scottown; Harlow Fulks, Portsmouth VA, and Arnold Fulks, Gallipolis; four daughters: Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Harshbarger, Barboursville WV; Mrs. Andy (Eileen) Null, Columbus; Mrs. Lyndall (Fleeta) Dial, Scottown and Mrs. Dayton (Evelyn) Williams, Gallipolis; two brothers, Bert and Jimmie Fulks, both of Proctorville; five sisters, Mrs. Flossie Fulks and Mrs. Gladys Johnson, both of Scottown; Mrs. Marie Kearns, Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Buena Kearns and Mrs. Virgie Scheff, both of Huntington. Seventeen grand- and 23 great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake with Rev. Leon Holderby officiating. Burial will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 6 until 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
7 February 1977
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fulks, Pauline

     Pauline H. Fulks, 84, 2608 State Route 141, Gallipolis, died Thursday Nov. 3, 1984, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of the Crown City Methodist Church.
     Born June 8, 1910 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of John and Belva Haskins. She resided in Guyan Township until 1983. Survivors include two daughters Betty (Dan) Beabout of Evansville, Ind., and Sandra (Harold) Montgomery of Gallipolis; five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arden Fulks, whom she married July 24, 1935; and one brother and one sister in infancy.
     Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home, where services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Dan Beabout, Nick Beabout, Mike Beabout, Barry Beabout, Wilbur Van Matre and Randy Dunfee.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday November 4 1984
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Fulks, Ralph J.

     Ralph J. Fulks, 73, Vinton, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2003, in Holzer Senior Care, Bidwell, Ohio. A United States Army Airforce Veteran, WWII, he retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, W.Va. in 1990. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Rodney,...Mr. Fulks was born November 14, 1929 in Rome Township, Lawrence County, Ohio, son of the late Junius Jackson Fulks and Wreath Gay Pemberton Fulks. He married Arbutus Meade, February 26, 1949, at Chesapeake, Ohio, and she preceded him in death November 2, 2002. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Peggy Fulks of Vinton, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Morris Neal; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildre; and brother Charles (Carolyn) Fulks of Point Pleasant, W.Va. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard E. Fulks.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Interment will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
16 August 2003
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                               Top of Page


Fulks, Violet Faye

     Violet Faye Fulks, 88, of Crown City, died Wednesday Feb. 13, 2008, at Arbors of Gallipolis. She was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Gallia Co., daughter of the late John and Grace Wallace Bellville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ray Fulks, and by one sister and one brother. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Wills of Gallipolis; two foster sons, Joe Cox of Gallipolis and Robert Stewart of Crown City; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Jennie. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday February 15, 2008
Submitted by Randall Fulks


Fulks, William Henry

W H Fulks Dies
     William Henry Fulks, 78, living alone in his home near Bladen, was found dead Sunday by a son who lives nearby. He had not been ill, and death is believed to have results from a heart attack. His wife died two years ago.
     He is survived by sons Fred, John and Charles Fulks, a daughter Carrie, and a brother, Ben Fulks, of Huntington. Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lee Wallace at Bethel Church.

[Note: Tombstone has dates 1858-1937]

Gallipolis paper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Fulks, William Henry

Wm. H. Fulks, 78, Is Found Dead in Home Near Bladen
     William Henry Fulks, 78, was found dead at his home back of Bladen in Ohio tp. Sunday by one of his sons. He was lying on the floor near the door. He had been ill and death is supposed to have resulted from heart disease.
     Mr. Fulks had lived alone since his wife died several years ago. Two of his sons, Fred and John, live nearby, one on either side of the parental home; and one of these sons in passing saw his father alive and seemingly about as well as usual and then 10 minutes later found him dead, according to reports reaching here.
     Another son, Charles, lives in Guyan tp. And there is a married daughter, Carrie, living near Centerpoint. One brother, Ben, lives in Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at Bethel at 2 o'clock Tuesday, with Rev. Lee Wallace in charge. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: 1858-1937 from tombstone.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fuller, Ada  [Morris]

     DIED - Mrs. Bert Fuller, at her home in Gallipolis, yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. She was a very prominent lady of that place, and will be greatly missed.

[Note: Nov. 9, 1867 - April 23, 1895. Her husband was William Burtt Fuller. Her father was J. C. Morris.]

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Wed., May 1, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fuller, Alice

     Died, on Monday evening, January 25th, 1869, Alice, only child of W. G. and Lucy L. Fuller, in the 17th year of her age. All of this city.

The Gallipolis Jourrnal
January 28, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Fuller, Lucy Newton

Mrs. Fuller
Widow Of Col. W. G. Fuller, Passed Away Monday, Aged 82 Years
     Mrs. Lucy Newton Fuller, widow of the late Col. W. G. Fuller, died Monday, March 28, 1910. Had she lived until April 6th she would have been 82 years of age.
     She was a daughter of Orin and Elizabeth Newton and was born at Warren a few miles below Marietta. There were ten children and only one, D. E. Newton, of Hartford City, survive her. She was married to Mr. Fuller in this city, November 4, 1850, and three children blessed this union: Alice, who died in 1869, aged 17 years; Stella, who died in infancy and W. B. Fuller, who died in 1897?.
     Mrs. Fuller was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, and a woman of breed? and character. Long a prominent figure in social life, since the death of her husband she has been confined in the house, the greatest part of the time on account of ill health. She was a most estimable lady and her death will bring sorrow to many friends.
     The funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ella K. Fuller, on Second avenue, Wednesday morning by Rev. Thomas Turnbull of Pomeroy. The remains were taken to Marietta accompanined by Mrs. Fuller and her grandson, Morris Fuller, where interment occured at the side of her husband and two daughters.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 1, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Fuller, Mary H. [Bickel]

Death of Mrs. Fuller
     Mary H. Bickel was born Dec. 9th, 1819 in Gallia Co. and was married on the 8th of March, 1838 to Atherton Fuller, of the same place, where they resided until the year 1868 when they moved to Middleport. In 1875 they moved to Pt. Pleasant which was their home for the next five years. At the end of this time they returned to Middleport to remain there permanently. Divine Providence permitted them to spend fifty happy years together and to celebrate their golden wedding in March, 1888. The following October, death separated them by claiming Mr. Fuller. Since that time Mrs. Fuller has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Will Cheatham.
     During her life she has suffered several severe attacks of rheumatism but with native energy and will power she managed to live a very active and industrious life until the past winter when ill health became too severe for her enfeebled energies. About four weeks ago the grip claimed her as one of its victims. The disease shortly developed into typhoid pneumonia and caused her intense suffering. On Friday morning it was noticed she was sinking rapidly and at 2 p.m. her spirit passed into the world beyond.
     Mrs. Fuller was the mother of eleven children, five of whom, four sons and a daughter, died in their infancy. Those surviving are Mrs. Riley Barrows, Mrs. Park Allen, of Belpre, OH Mrs. John Rayburn of Rickland Co. Ill., Thaddeus Fuller, of this place, Warner Fuller, of Omaha, Neb. and Mrs. William Cheatham of this city. The deceased has, since childhood, been a member of the Methodist Church and through life it has been her aim to be a Christian, not alone in name but in reality, and to make honest faithful Christians of her friends.
     The respect and esteem of her many friends were shown by the large number that attended the funeral services Sunday 2 p.m. at the home of her daughter, conducted by Rev. Echols. The remains were laid to rest in the hill cemetery.

[Note: Hill Cemetery is sometimes also known as Middleport Hill Cemetery, and is in Meigs County]

Unknown publication and date
The obituary was provided by Ellen Tolleson Reesch
Transcribed by Neil Elvick (great-grand nephew of Mrs. Fuller)                             Top of Page


Fuller, W.B.

     Capt. W.B. Fuller died at his residence on Second Ave, Friday evening, March 3, 1905, of heart failure. He had been ill only a few days with a bad case of putrid sore throat, but his physician had the disease under control and his sudden death was a surprise as well as an awful shock to the citizens of this city as well as his family.
     Capt. Fuller was born in Gallipolis May 5, 1869. He attended our public schools and at the age of 15 became a student at the Wooster, O., academy. At an early age he became connected with the Fuller-Hutsinpiller furniture company as a traveling salesman and afterward in the office. A few years ago the local factory and a factory at Charleston were incorporated as the Ohio Valley Furniture Company and since then Capt. Fuller has had full charge of the local plant, displaying business ability of high order.
     He was married to Miss Ada Morris July 1, 1890, and to this union two children were born, Morris G., aged 13, now attending Kenyon College, and Neal Fuller, who died in infancy. Mrs. Fuller died April 23, 1895. He was united in marriage with Miss Ella Kerr, daughter of the late Hon. James M. Kerr, on October 1, 1899, and two children blessed this union, Douglass, aged 4, and Isabell, aged two years.
     Capt. Fuller was a prominent Mason and also a member of the Loyal Legion. He served the City as Councilman for several years and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Public Service, having full charge of the waterworks.
     Besides his wife and children he is survived by his mother, now a resident of Marietta. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Beavin, of Pittsburg, under the direction of Rose Commandry, Knights Templars, interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, many being received from business men from other cities.
     Both factories closed and the employe[e]s attended the funeral in a body, paying the last tribute of respect to him who had been a friend to them and theirs.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Twp.- listed as Wm. Burtt Fuller in the cemetery listings]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 10, 1905
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux & Theresa E. Smith

[Note: From death certificate date of birth 1869; father W. G. Fuller; mother Lucia L. Newton. There are 2 very large tributes for Captain W. B. Fuller in the Simmerman files, Fuller-Blake file, Bossard Library. (L. Anders)]


Fullerton, Mary

     Mary Fullerton, a colored girl, also died last week.

Gallipolis Journal
November 17, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Fulton, Amanda J.M.

Death of Mrs. Fulton
     Mrs. George Fulton died at her home on Vinton Ave. at 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, August 27, 1902, after a three weeks’ illness with typhoid fever. It was thought she was growing better but she suffered a relapse and passed away from exhaustion.
     She was 56 years of age and left a husband and two daughters, Mrs. Byrd Amsbury and Ruth, at home, and seven sons, Ben in Minnesota, Luther in Alaska, Clyde in one of the Dakotas, Ed and Arthur in this county, and Harley and Dawson, at home.
     She was a member of the Bethel M. E. Church, a faithful wife and a kind, indulgent mother, who will be sadly missed by a host of friends. The funeral services will be conducted at her late residence on Vinton Ave. this morning by Rev. J. W. Fulton. Burial at the Fulton family cemetery.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 29, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fulton, Amanda J.

Death of Mrs. Fulton
     We much regret to record the death of Mrs. Geo. Fulton this Wednesday morning. She was reported better yesterday, and she was and had been getting along nicely for several days. The fever had left her very weak and every precaution was being taken against heart failure. She was given to frequent hemorrhages of the nose that were difficult to control, and last night had a severe hemorrhage. This was controlled and it was thought she was alright, but this morning about 4 o’clock she called for a drink. Her nurse, Miss Myers, gave it to her, and soon afterward she was taken with a violent chill and soon after passed away from exhaustion.

Gallipolis Tribune
Wednesday, August 27, 1902

News Note:
     The funeral of Mrs. Fulton will occur from her home on Vinton avenue at 10 o’clock Friday morning. The services will be conducted by Rev. Fulton of Rio Grande, and the burial will take place at Bulaville by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 1902

Death of Mrs. Fulton
     Mrs. Amanda J. Fulton, wife of Mr. George W. Fulton, died August 27, 1902, after a short illness with typhoid fever and aged 56 years. She became the mother of 11 children, 9 living as follows: Benjamin, of Lincoln, Kas., Edward and Arthur, of Addison township; Luther, of Dawson City, Alaska; Clyde, of Idaho; Harley and H. Dawson and Miss Ruth at home; Mrs. Fannie, wife of Mr. Byrd Amsbury, of this city.
Her funeral services were conducted at her late residence on Vinton avenue Friday, at 10 a.m., by Rev. W. J. Fulton, the burial following at the Fulton family cemetery by Wetherholt. Mrs. Fulton was an eminently good woman, beloved by all who knew her and her death is greatly regretted by all.

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday Evening, August 29, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fulton, Carl Orth

     Carl O. Fulton, 92, a resident of Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Mr. Fulton had been in failing health the past three weeks.
     He was born Dec. 17, 1888, in Gallia County, son of the late James W. and Lola Cramer Fulton.  He was a retired Addison Twp. farmer. Mr. Fulton was twice married, first to Flora Rife.  She preceded him in death.  He later married Maude Scott on Nov. 10, 1914, in Pt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death in 1974
     Survivors include two sons and three daughters: Hobart Fulton, Columbus; Robert Fulton, Gallipolis; Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Ellen) Johnson, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Sherlouk, Marietta; Mrs. Melvin (Sylvia) Mooney, Gallipolis. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Fourteen grand and several great-grandchildren survive. One brother, Chester Fulton, Marion, and one sister, Trivilia Kincade, Edison, Ohio, survive.  Two brothers and one sister preceded her [him] in death.
     Mr. Fulton resided in Gallia County all his life.  He was a member of the Bulaville Christian Church, Bulaville Grange and Modern Woodmen Lodge. He served as a trustee for Addison Twp., for several years and was also a member of the Addison School Board several years ago.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the Cremeens Funeral Home with Rev. James Frazier officiating.  Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday March 13, 1981
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Fulton, Carrie [Wood]

Mrs. I. J. Fulton, Nee Wood, Dies Early Today at Marietta Home
Final Rites about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Rio Grande
     Mrs. Carrie Wood Fulton, wife of Ira J. Fulton, died at 2 o’clock this morning at their home in Marietta. She had been in grave condition for three or four weeks, and death resulted from a coronary thrombosis.
     Several years ago Mrs. Fulton suffered a stroke, but to a large extent recovered there from. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Monday at Harry Hadley’s Funeral Home in Marietta, and then the body will be brought to Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande for interment. At the cemetery, a short service about 4:30 p.m.
     Just a fraction of a mile from there, Carrie Wood was born and reared at the “Old Homestead”. She was the youngest of the children of John H. and Amantha Roach Wood, whose antecedents came into this county from Virginia more that 140 years ago.
     She was a graduate from Rio Grande College and during her college years and later made a study of vocal music.
     Her marriage to Mr. Fulton was an event of January 20, 1902. They lived for some years at Vinton, where Mr. Fulton was connected with the bank. Then for a period the family resided in Gallipolis, while he held a position in Ohio Valley bank. He left that post to become a state bank examiner, and then moved to Columbus. His next position was with a national or federal reserve bank in Cleveland, to which city he and his family moved. They returned to Columbus when Governor George White appointed Mr. Fulton state superintendent of banks, and later accepted a more lucrative position as president of the People’s Bank of Marietta, where Mr. and Mrs. Fulton have lived the past twelve years and where they have had leading parts in the affairs of that old and attractive city.
     Mrs. Fulton was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Salvation Army Board of Marietta. She was a woman of refinement and culture, a devoted and indulgent wife and mother, with a host of good friends in every city and community in which she lived.
     Surviving beside the husband are two children: Wendell Fulton, Columbus (who is connected wit the Ohio State Life Insurance Co.); and Frances (Dorothy) Elmendorf, Cleveland; three grandchildren, one brother Harry A. Wood of Franklin Furnace and Rio Grande; one sister, Mrs. Fred K. Mills, Bidwell. Her youngest sister was the late Nelle Howell, the mother of Probate Judge John W. Howell and Harry Howell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 16, 1945
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                         Top of Page


Fulton, Charles Owen

     Charles Owen Fulton, 48, a native of Gallia county and a resident of Germantown, was killed in a plane crash in a field near Waynesville, Wednesday evening. He had been employed with the Frigidaire Corp. at Dayton since 1946, and was a World War II veteran. He belonged to the Masonic Order. He was born in this county Aug. 9, 1916; son of the late Stanford Fulton, and his mother, who survives is Mrs. Charles Wickwire of Kyger. His marriage to the former Marcella Bradley took place in 1946, and she survives along with three children, David, Judy and Charles Owen Fulton, Jr., all at home. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Cecil Perry of Creola, Ms. Donald Winkel of Monroeville, Arnold Fulton of Vickery, Sanford Fulton, Jr., of Sandusky, Mrs. Elmer Gothard and Mrs. Robert Racer, both of Rt. 1, Gallipolis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Germantown Funeral home with burial at Germantown.

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


Fulton, Francis M.

     Francis M. Fulton, son of Andrew and Sarah Irwin Fulton, was born in Addison Township, Gallia County, May 12, 1857, and departed this life July 28, 1936, aged 79 years, 2 months, and 16 days. Mr. Fulton attended Gallia Academy, also Rio Grande College the first year it was founded and started on the second year course when his father became seriously ill, calling him home to take over the management of his farm and home. Thus, early in life, Mr. Fulton showed his thoughtfulness and love for others.
     He was united in marriage to Theodocia Malaby on August 21, 1879. To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Ethel Mink, Cheshire, Ohio and Mrs. Ada Ferguson, Bidwell, Ohio. And since the death of his beloved wife, 18 years ago, the daughters were the pride and joy of his life. During his illness he was so devotedly cared for by them, everything that willing hands and loving hearts could do was done for his comfort, nothing was too hard for the daughters to do for father. He bore his suffering with a marked degree of patience and cheerfulness, always greeting
everyone with a smile.
     The daughters were more than willing for their father to make his home with them, but he refused, saying "No place was so dear to him as his old home," where practically his whole life was spent. Mr. Fulton was of a kindly disposition and had many friends and neighbors, who will be grieved to learn of his passing. He was also benevolent, always cheerfully contributing to the Church and Community when the need arose and really found joy in helping others.
     He leaves to mourn their loss: the two daughters, Mrs. Mink and Mrs. Ferguson, two grandchildren, Dorothy Ferguson, Bidwell, Ohio and Earl Mink, Gallipolis, Ohio, three great grandchildren, Frances Lou, Jack and Catherine Mink, also one sister, Mrs. Joe Shaffer, Riverside, California, and a host of relatives and friends. Two brothers, Lovias and R.E. have preceded him in death.
     Not only by his daughters and other relatives was he loved, for we all loved him, he was father to us all, comforting us by his loving, cheerful disposition and we will miss him so much. We think not of father as dead, for he is not, he has only reached that heavenly shore. Our loss is our precious father's eternal gain.

[Note: buried in Campaign Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis paper
July, 1936
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Fulton, George

Death of Mr. Geo Fulton
     Mr. George Fulton of Springfield Township, died at his home Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 1924, very suddenly at the age of 82 years. Mr. Fulton was a well known citizen and leaves his wife and nine living children by a former marriage, Ben and Harley of Kansas; Clyde and Ruth of Idaho; Luther and Dawson of California; Ed and Arthur Fulton and Mrs Burt Amsbury of this city.
     Funeral services will be given later.

[Note: Buried Buvelot Fulton Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 7, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Fulton, Jessie [Rothgeb]

Mrs. John Fulton Dead
     Mrs. Jessie Rhey Fulton, wife of Mr. John V. Fulton of Addison Township, died Saturday evening, April 23, 1927, at the family home on White Oak. Previous to her marriage to Mr. Fulton two years ago she was Jessie Rothgeb Rhey. Besides her husband, four daughters, two sisters and two brothers survive. Funeral services were held in the Addison M.E. Church Tuesday morning by Rev. Cleland.

[Note: Death Certificate..Jessie A. Fulton born March 5, 1860; died April 23, 1927; aged 69 years 1 month and 19 days. Parents: Wesley Rothgeb and Ester Swisher. Burial Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallia Times
April 28, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Fulton, Samuel

REV. SAMUEL FULTON
A Noble Baptist Minister Finishes Life's Work at Bidwell
     Rev. Samuel Fulton, a well known and highly esteemed F. B. minister, died at his home in Bidwell Sunday
evening, after long and brave struggle with asthma and lung trouble. He had been living at Brunswick, O., the last few years where he was engaged in the ministry, but was compelled on account of failing health to give up regular pastoral work several months ago. Realizing his time on earth was short he expressed a desire to spend his last day's near relatives and friends, and with his family moved to Bidwell only a few weeks ago.
The last sad rights were held at the Campaign church Wednesday at 10:30 AM conducted by Rev. J. M. Davis of Rio Grande, after which he was laid to rest in the church cemetery by Undertaker Glassburn.
     Samuel Fulton, son of Samuel and Nancy Malaby Fulton, was born August 10, 1866 he departed this life on March 25, 1912, being 55 years, seven months and 14 days old. He suffered a lingering sickness, after being ill since August 1911. He was fully conscience of his condition and said many times he was coming to what lies ahead of us all.
     He was united in marriage March 28, 1876 to Elizabeth Shuler. To this union six children were born. The oldest to preceded him, and for survive him as follows: one son Wm. Fulton, of Morral, Ohio, Mrs. Hugh Quinn, of Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. Leo Barry, of Morral Ohio, and Miss Petal at home, and with their sorrowing mother mourn his departure. He also leaves three brothers, Royal of Kansas, W. J. of Rio Grande, and J. of Gallipolis, and one sister Mrs. Mary E Pierce, of Iowa.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1912
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Fulton, Stella M.

Stella M. Fulton Dies Monday
     Miss Stella Mae Fulton, 88, longtime professor of Latin and English at Rio Grande College and a lifetime resident of Rio Grande died at 3 p.m. Monday.
     Miss Fulton was born on the family farm near Porter on Nov. 14, 1871, just five years before the founding of the college. She was the daughter of the late Rev. William J and Eva Tipton Fulton. There were three children in the family, a brother Ira J. Fulton, survives and she was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Molly Fulton.
     In the summer of 1885 the family came to Rio Grande, where the father became the first fulltime pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and served it for 31 years. Miss Fulton attended village schools and graduated from Rio Grande College in the class of 1892. She was the oldest living graduate at the time of her death. After her graduation she continued her studies at Chautauqua Lake NY and received the degree of Master of Arts from that institution.
     In 1892 she began her teaching career at White Oak School near Porter and the following year she became a professor at Rio Grande in Latin, English and other subjects. She held a professional post for 36 years and retired in 1929. At one time during that period she served as principal of the township high school when it was a preparation department of the college. Since her graduation she had attended college alumni banquets for 66 years, having missed only two since her graduation.
     In addition to her teaching duties, Miss Fulton contributed much to the church and community life, having been a member of Calvary Church for 71 years and always active in its program until ill health forced her to be confined to her home across from the college campus. She taught Sunday School classes and held all important positions in the church. She had a great interest in missions and through her efforts Rio Grande ranked high in mission giving in Ohio. She was held in the greatest esteem by not only her students but everyone who knew her and she was synonymous with any mention of the college or village.
     In addition to the brother, she is survived by a niece Mrs. Dorothy Fulton Elmendorf of Cleveland and a nephew, Wendell Fulton of Upper Arlington.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Luther Tracy will officiate and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

[Note: died 1960]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
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Fulton, Stephen

     Two deaths occurred at the County Infirmary during the past week. David W. Hutchins, sent from Raccoon Township, died on the 10th inst., aged 88 years and Stephen Fulton, from Addison Township, died on the 4th.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, February 14, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Fulton, Wendell

Sad Death
     Wendell, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Fulton died early Thursday morning of diptheria [sic]. He had been suffering with the croup a few days, but not seriously ill, until Wednesday morning when diptheria [sic] developed and despite all that medical skill and loving care could do he passed away. Wendell was a bright, handsome little fellow and was fairly worshipped [sic] by his parents who are heart broken over his untimely end. They will have the deep and sincere sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow. The funeral services will be held this morning and interment will be at Mt. Zion in Springfield township.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 20, 1907
Transcribed by Karen Strojin


Fulton, William

     DIED - At his home in Addison Township, July 22, 1883, Mr. William Fulton in the 60th year of his age. Mr Fulton was one of Addison's good citizens. Beginning farm life with small means, by industry, energy and thrift his home was soon made one of taste and comfort and its surroundings were those of neatness and good order. He was a man of good judgement, of sound principle and possessed the respect and good will of all who knew him. He leaves a widow, a son and a daughter, who have the sympathies of the entire community in their sad bereavements.

[Note: Born 1824; died July 25, 1883; age 59 years. Burial: Fulton Cemetery in Addison Township. Married Catherine L. Dougan on June 19, 1856 in Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Journal
Aug. 9, 1883
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Fulton, William J., Rev

Entire County Mourns the Death of Rev. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grande
     Community Hall at Rio Grande was filled Monday afternoon by friends who came to attend the funeral of a beloved friend, Rev. W. J. Fulton, who passed away Saturday, August 20, 1927, at his home there following a long illness.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Dierke of Calvary Baptist church at Rio Grande, and his body was laid to rest in the churchyard cemetery. Participants in the last rites were C. O. Clark, P. D. Woods and H. L. Bethel of Rio Grade college.
     Mr. Fulton is survived by two daughters, Misses May and Mollie Fulton of Rio Grande, a son, Ira J. Fulton, state bank examiner with headquarters at Cleveland, and a brother, John V. Fulton of near Bidwell.
The following article was prepared and read at the funeral by Judge R. J. Mauck, a fitting tribute to a worthy man by one who knew him well and loved him. (By) Judge R. J. Mauck)

It can not alway be said even at burial services that a good man has passed away; even less frequently can it be said that a good man of surpassing usefulness has departed. No hesitancy is experienced, however, in saying that when William J. Fulton died, the community was called to mourn the passing of one who both in character and accomplishments, attracted the affection and admiration of those who know and appreciate good and useful men.

     He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, July 17, 1847. After a life of unusual activity he died there August 20, 1927. He had been married in 1870 to Eve Tipton. Mrs. Fulton preceded him in death. There survive three children, May and Mollie at home and Ira at Cleveland.
     He was a teacher, preacher and banker, but of these he was preminently a Baptist preacher, and the Baptist may be emphasized. He knew that the Christian life outside a denomination was possible, but he felt it to be unlikely and believed it required the background of an organized church to make such Christian life a useful one. He was a Baptist and ready to back up the faith he professed. He was a Free Will Baptist, but when the exigency required was willing to forego questions of minor import and take his place and do his work with the larger field of the regular demoniation. Similarly he was willing to co-operate with all of other demominations whom he thought to be engaged in his Master's work.
     He became an ordained minister in the Free Will Baptist Church in the early 70's, and for twenty years served the congregations of that denomination in Gallia and nearby counties with zeal and fidelity. In 1885 he became pastor of Mount Calvary at Rio Grande, coming into intimate contact with the college with which he had been for short time a student, and later a trustee. In the succeeding years he kept up an intimate relationship with the various congregations of the Free Will Baptists until that communion was absorbed by the larger and older demoniation. For many years he was a member of the General Conference Board of the smaller demominations, and this was followed by equally active service as one of the managers of the Ohio Baptist Conventin.
     For about forty years either solely or associated with another he administered the endowment fund of Rio Grande College.
     He was a great preacher. He made a fine personal appearance in the pulpit and possessed a melodious voice. He had dignity without austerity. He was entertaining, but not flippant. He was emphatic, but never coarse. He had a message and imparted it with genuine eloquence. THe message reached his auditors for they knew that behind it stood a man of grace and sincerity.
     It was an unusual combination of talents that made Dr. Fulton a good preacher and a good business man. There must be few instances of one passing his youth and young manhood in the performance of the many and exacting duties of a Baptist preacher to become after middle age the active president of a bank. The fact that he did this illustrates the most interesting phase of this unusual life. He was probably a good teacher in his young manhood. Later he was certainly a good preacher and administrator. He became a good banker. The biggest thing in the man, however, was revealed in none of these. The thing that should most attract an admiration was his constant growth. He had slight schooling but he was a well educated man. He had briefly attended the Ewington Academy in his youth but was without the opportunity of further satisfying his desire for learning at that time. Most men, once they have quit the school house, abandon the habits of study. Dr. Fulton was too big for this. Despite the demands made upon this time and strength he refused to drift into the intellectual doldrums. At forty he was a student. At fifty he was still studying. At fifty-five he took up banking. Always he appreciated the paradox that a learned man is one who never quits learning; that an educated man is one whose education is never quite accomplished.
     So he grew in a knowledge of books, of affairs and of men. So he increased in intellectual strength. So until the end, he was the student still at work. The college upon which he bestowed so much care gave proper recognition of his accomplishments by conferring upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1910. The friends of Rio Grande College owe much to Dr. Fulton. For fifty years he served on its board of trustees. None has served it so long and none with a deeper devotion. The students of the college to whom he was a familiar figure may profitably draw from his life many a wholesome lession, and none perhaps more important than this: Education does not follow from a period at school; intellectual and spiritual growth are the processesof a life time.
     Dr. Fulton lived eighty years, labored hard and enjoyed that labor. He was capable until the end, when like Enoch he walked with God and was not.

[Note: Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery]

Gallia Times
Aug 25, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Fultz, Emma

     Emma Fultz died Friday, 1928 at the home of her (can’t read) Mrs. E.R. Wallace, after a lingering illness. The funeral was Monday afternoon in Grace M. E. by Rev. Beardsley, interment being in Mound Hill cemetery.
She was born in Gallia County in 1854, a daughter of Samuel and (can’t read). A brother, William Cole, Columbus, survives her. She was married, first to Mr. Warner. They had three children, Wallace, Gordon Safford of (can’t read) and William Safford of (can’t read), Pa. Her second husband (can’t read) died several years ago.

Gallia Times
July 21, 1928
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Fultz, Jacob

     Jacob Fultz, an old and respected citizen of Gallipolis, died at his residence on the 21st, last. He was born in Wurttemberg, Germany on the 20th of February, 1790, and came to this country in 1833. He first settled at Steubenville but removed to Gallia county in 1835. He was a wagonmaster under the Emperor Napoleon at Waterloo. He was a good citizen, respected by all who knew him.

Portsmouth Times
January 6, 1872, on Page 2
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely


Funk,    [Infant]

     An infant of Michael Funk died and was buried last week.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, September 23, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Funk, Albert

     Mr. Albert Funk, brother of Mr. Mike Funk, formerly with the Equity Milling Co., of this place, died Wednesday. He was a well known river man and during his career he run on the following boats as Steward: Lizzie Bay, Telephone, Ohio No. 4, Clara Scott, Kanawha Belle, Active and Louise. He was a resident of Gallipolis.

[Note: He died July 4, 1900 at age 47 yr. 9 mos. 2 das.]

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Wednesday, July 11, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Funk, Emma Catherine

Death of Mrs. Michael Funk
     Mrs. Emma Catherine Funk, wife of Michael Funk, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1918. She had been ill since May with hardening of the arteries and was in her sixtieth year. She was born in Ohio and was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Weaver, both dead.
     Those surviving her are her husband, sisters Mrs. Mary Friend, Mrs. Robert Wallace and brothers Ernest, William and Andrew. Mrs. Funk was a lovely lady of a kindly Christian character, beloved by all her relatives and acquaintances and many friends mourn her death.
     The funeral, which will be private, will be conducted from her late home on Grape street Thursday at 2 p.m., interment in charge of Hayward to follow at Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 15, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Funk, Joseph

     Mr. Joseph Funk, an old time resident of Gallipolis, died at Alleghany City, Pa., last week. He was the father of Mr. Michael Funk, of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 11, 1888
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Furst, Willard E.

Willard Furst Dies Wednesday
     Willard E. Furst, 76, a lifelong resident of Gallia county, died in an Athens hospital at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday. A retired farmer, he had been in failing health for the past five years. He had suffered a series of strokes, the first being last July and the last on Jan. 8. He was a member of the Bulaville Grange.
     Furst was a native of Addison twp., where he engaged in farming. He was born on June 15, 1879, son of the late Henry and Louisa Salser Furst. He was married to Cora Harmon at Pt. Pleasant on Dec. 24, 1911, and she preceded him in death in 1939. Two children survive this union, Henry G., of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, where he had made his home for the past 15 years, and Mrs. Murray (Hilda) Gleason of Friendship. A son, Max, preceded him in death. There are 11 grandchildren.
     Other survivors are a brother Ross, of Rt. 1 Middleport and two sisters, Mrs. Mina Betz and Miss Mary Furst, both of Rt. 1, Gallipolis. Four sisters preceded him, Nora Topping and Clara Weber, and two other in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held at the C. J. Waugh Funeral home at 2 p.m., Sunday, with Rev. E. C. Venz officiating. Burial will be made in the Reynolds cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 19, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Futch, Elizabeth

Gallipolis Native Dies
     Mrs. Thomas G. Futch, 64, the former Elizabeth "Sis" Carnes, Gallipolis, died Tuesday evening at Nashville, GA, following a lengthy illness.
     She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Eleanor Neal Carnes. She was born in Gallipolis Sept. 24, 1916. She was a teacher in the Gallipolis city schools and during World War II, served with the American Red Cross in England. She married Thomas G. Futch on Sept. 15, 1947. He survives along with the following children: John, Athens, GA; Nancy, Tom, Sam, all at home.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in Nashville, GA.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 15, 1971
Transcribed by F.K. Brown