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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

Gaffney, Audrey M.

     Audrey M. Gaffney, 72 Massillon, died Friday, Nov. 3, 1993, at Massillon Community Hospital. Born in Chester, she was a homemaker, a member of the Newman Baptist Church and enjoyed dealing in antiques.
     Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Donald Wolgamott and Herman E. Gaffney, all of Massillon; a grandson, Michael Howard Wolgamott; sisters, Anceil VanMetre of Middleport and Corrine Ambrose of Pomeroy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman H. Gaffney, in April, 1986, and by two brothers and one sister.
     Services will be held today at Newman Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis AK. McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Newman Cemetery.

[Transcriber's Note: Obituary contains several errors. Month of death was Dec. not Nov. Place of birth was Cheshire according to birth record. I believe sister spelled her name Ancill VanMatre.]

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, Dec. 6, 1993
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Gallaway, Eugene

Eugene Gallaway Dies At Columbus
     Mr. Eugene Gallaway, 51, husband of Grace Goodlin Gallaway, died at his home, January 22, of a heart attack. Mr. Gallaway, a native of Gallia County, was the son of Woodford and the late Rachael Gallaway, Bladen, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Grace Goodlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Goodlin, of Bladen, on June 10, 1919. Two children were born to this union, Juanita Gallaway Motts and Fred Gallaway Pearrell. He is also survived by one brother, Brady Gallaway, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Parsons, both of Gallia County.
     He was a veteran of World War I, having served with the 42nd Division. For the past 20 years he had been employed by the Fairmont Creamery.
     As a member of the South High U.B. Church, he was very active in the Christian work. Also served as president of the Aux. Police of Hamilton Township and was a member of the Volunteer Firemen.
     He was laid to rest January 25, at the Obetz Cemetery.
     Poem follows. Signed Margaret Mackay.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Gallaway, Grace [Gooldin]

Grace Gallaway Dies Friday
     Mrs. Grace [Gooldin] Gallaway, a native of Gallia couny died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Freda Pearrell in Columbus. She was the widow of Eugene Gallaway, and most of their married life was spent in Columbus. Another daughter, Mrs. Juanita Sheldon, of Columbus survives, along with three grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers and three sisters, Thomas, Mrs. Sarah Halley and Mrs Marjorie Green, all of Crown City, James of Xenia, John of Warsaw, Ky., and Mrs. Mary Kemper of Mr. Sterling. A brother Walter Gooldin preceded her in death a few weeks ago.
     The body is at the A.J. Held Funeral home in Columbus, and at noon Monday will be taken to to the South High E.U.B. church where services will be held at 1;30 p.m. Burial will be in the Obetz cemetery.

Gallia Times
August 8, 1958
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Galloway, Augusta

Aged Woman Dies
Rites Held Today
     Augusta Galloway, aged 87 years, died at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the home of Ernest Lambert, where she had been cared for the last month. Previously she had lived alone. A brother, Woodford of the Hannan Trace, survives.
     Funeral was conducted this afternoon by Rev. Oma Williams. Burial in White Cemetery by C.R. Halley.

[Note: dates from stone, 1855-1942]

Gallipolis newspaper
1942
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Galloway, Frances

Mrs. Galloway Dead
     Mrs. Frances Galloway, wife of George Galloway, living on the Hannan Trace; died last week at her home after a sort illness of pneumonia. She was seventy-nine years of age on February 14. She and her husband, who is very feeble, have lived in that neighborhood for many years, and reared a large family, the members of which are scattered over the country. She was buried in the family cemetery by Undertakers J. W. Stevers and son. Many of her relatives live in Huntington, W. Va.

[Note: From Stevers Funeral Records Died 20 Mar 1924 - Galloway/White - Cemetery Ohio twp.]

Gallipolis paper
March 1924
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Galloway, James

James Galloway Drowns in River Sunday Afternoon
First Such tragedy Of Seasn
Funeral Tuesday P.M.
     James Galloway, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Galloway, Sugar Creek, drowned Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock in the Ohio River at the junction of Double Creek, above Crown city.
Dr. Donald R. Warehime, Gallia County coroner, returned a verdict of accidental drowning after he had seen the body at 7 p.m.
     Young Galloway was dead when he was pulled out of the water about 4:30 o'clock by Gordon Cofer, George Woodward and Curtis Watts.
Although he could not swim, the youth was in the water with Thurman Pickett, Mark Pickett, Russel Haner Jr., and Richard Ellis. When Galloway got into water that was too deep for him, the other four boys tried to rescue him, but he fought them off, according to the report given Doctor Warehime.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (slow time) Tuesday at Vicxtory Church, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens officiating. Burial by C. R. Halley in the Galloway cemetery.
Deputy Sheriff Morton Dickey was called to the scene. This is the first drowning reported in Gallia County so far this year and it is the eighth death from other than natural causes.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 14, 1943
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Galloway, Woodford

W. Galloway, 92, Claimed
     Woodford Galloway, 92, retired farmer, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abraham Parsons, 1734 Eastern Ave., where he had lived for two years. Cancer was assigned as the cause of death. A son, Brady Galloway, Swan Creek, also survives. Decedent’s wife died 12 years ago. He was born May 16, 1858, in Ohio Twp. to Arthur and Tabitha Galloway. Until two years ago he had spent his entire life in Ohio Twp.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Big Four Chapel on Hannan Trace, the Rev. Roscoe Thorne, Henderson, W. Va., officiating. C. R. Halley will bury the body in Campbell Cemetery, Guyan Twp.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 2, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Galster, W.M.

Death Of Wm. Galster
     Wm. Galster of Green township died at his home Sunday, April 6 at the age of 72 years. He leaves one brother John at home, and one sister Mrs. Kraus of Columbus. Funeral Tuesday at the residence by Rev. Thompson at 1 p.m. Burial by Geo. Wetherholt  and sons at Centenary Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 7, 1924
Transcribed by Jace Little


Ganey, Daniel Joseph Jr.

Little Dan Ganey Dies in Toledo
     The sad news of the death of little Dan Ganey was received here (this) Friday morning in a telegram to Mr. Joe Moch, former business partner of the late Mr. Dan Ganey, Sr.
     Since leaving Gallipolis, Mrs. Ganey has been living at 833 Oakwood Avenue, Toledo and Dan had been in unusually good health until a few days ago when he was stricken with spinal meningitis.
     Mrs. Ganey has many friends in Gallipolis who grieve with her in her loss. The funeral will take place at Newark Saturday.

[Note: Death Certificate....Daniel Joseph Ganey was born Sept. 9, 1914 in Newark, Ohio and died March 24, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio; aged 6 years, 6 months and 15 days. Parents: Daniel J. Ganey, Sr and Spray Dance]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 25, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Gard, Mary Jane

     DIED - in this city, Feb. 26th, 1868, after a short but severe illness, Mrs. Mary Jane Gard, wife of Mr. John Gard, in the 45th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 5, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gardner, Ada [Yeauger]

Mrs. Carl Gardner Dies at Cheshire
Funeral 2 [o'clock] Tuesday
     Mrs. Ada Yeauger Gardner, wife of Carl Gardner, died at 3:45 Sunday afternoon at their home near Cheshire. She was in her 37th year, having been born March 23, 1903, in that community.
     Mrs. Gardner was the daughter of S.O. and Addie Reynolds Yeauger. She married Carl Gardner on Feb. 28, 1920. He and these five children survive her; Mrs. Irene Halley, Cheshire; Carl Jr. 13, Paul Robert, Kenneth Ward and Carroll Lee Gardner, aged but 3 months, all at home. Also surviving are five sisters and two brothers.
     Decedent was a member of the Old Kyger Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at Old Kyger, in charge of Rev. Willis Maye. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery by J.L. Coleman.

[Note: born Oct 29, 1939]

Gallipolis Paper
October, 1939
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Gardner, Arthur B.

     Arthur B. Gardner, 74, of 310 Downing drive, a retired coal miner, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday in Bethesda Hospital following a long illness.
     Mr. Gardner was born May 18, 1900, at Cheshire. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Doris Elliott of 310 Downing drive and Mrs. Russell (Wanda) Klingler of Columbus, five sons, Ray of Nelsonville, Eugene, Ernest, Sam and Daniel all of Columbus, nine grandchildren two sisters, Mrs. Louise Gilmore of Cheshire and Mrs. Helen Carpenter of Middleport; four brothers George and Floyd of Cheshire, Mark and Wayne of Fostoria.
     Friends may call after 1 p.m. today in DeLong and Baker Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Memorial Park.

The Times Recorder
Zanesville, Ohio
Mar 21, 1975
Transcribed by: Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Gardner, Caroline Elizabeth

     Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Gardner, wife of S.G. Gardner of this city, died at 8 o'clock last night at the Holzer Hospital.  She had been a patient there for nine weeks and in poor health since early in the spring; and there was a sudden turn for the worse in her baffling illness on Thursday night.  For some days previous to that there was a dim but growing hope she might recover. The Gardners have been residents of Gallipolis for more than 30 years and had lived the last 29 years at 144 Second Ave.
     Mrs. Gardner was born July 8, 1885, in Linn County, Missouri, a daughter of Nelson and Kate Handley.  When she was quite young the family moved from Missouri to Buffalo, W. Va.  On Sept. 19, 1906, she and Captain Gardner were married at Catlettsburg, Ky. The latter was then and for years afterward a steamboatman widely known along the Ohio and its tributaries, and the newlyweds lived on the boats he operated until they moved to Gallipolis--living at first on Vine St.  Some years ago Captain Gardner quit the river and built and still operates the Sunoco Station at Second and Pine.
     Mrs. Gardner's interests were centered to a remarkable extent in her family and home; and the following children survive:  Mrs. Paul (Hester) Ingleheart, Mary A.L.(Louise) Sando, Mrs. LeRoy (Avalon) Betz, and Jane, all of Gallipolis; Nelson, who is in an army camp at Alliance, Nebraska; Sylvan, who is in the navy and stationed at Camp Peary, Va.  Another son, Jack died May 16, 1939.  There are three grandchildren, Betty Jones, Sylvan Burdette and Violet Sando, and these sisters and brothers; Mrs. James Evans, Weirton, W.Va.; Mrs. Charles Geer, New Cumberland; Mrs. Everette Bailey, Chester, W.Va.; Mrs. Avalon Larkin, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. L.H. Cooke, New York City;  Mrs. Harry Townsend, Eureka,Calif., and Orville Handley, Cumberland.
     The body will be removed from the Entsminger mortuary to the home where friends may call after 1 o'clock Sunday.  Funeral arrangements will not be made until Sylvan Gardner is heard from.

[Note: b. July 08, 1885; d. Aug. 24, 1943; buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Gardner, Caroline Elizabeth [Handley]

Gardner Rites
     Among the relatives and friends, who attended the last rites for Mrs. S. G. Gardner Tuesday were her sisters, Mrs. James Evans, Weirton, W. Va., Mrs. Everette Bailey, Chester, W. Va., Mrs. Charles Geer and a brother, Orville Handley, both of New Cumberland, W. Va.; Charles Handley (uncle) of Pliny, W. Va.; Mrs. Jennie Thompson (aunt) and Mrs. Tom Dupler (cousin) of Columbus, Mrs. Frank Abbott, Diamond, W. Va.
     Mrs. Lizzie Wright (aunt) and son, Ernie, Harry Handley, (cousin), Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gardner, Mrs. Sophia Gardner, Mrs. D. L. Wilson, Mrs. Wilbur Mallette, Charles Ball and Mr. Fogelsong, all of Pt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gardner, Mrs. Madge Mossman, Mrs. Cash Darst and Mrs. Dana Lambert of Middleport.
     Rev. Cecil V. Marley conducted the service at the Entsminger funeral home and burial followed at Mound Hill Cemetery. The pall bearers were: F. E. Kerr, Raymond Gooch, George Northup, Horton Shoemaker, H. W. Walter and Harry Kraus.

[Note: July 8, 1885 – Sept. 24, 1943; Age 58 yrs. 2 mos. 16 das. She was the daughter of Nelson and Kate Seigfried Handley. Her spouse was Sylvan G. Gardner.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 29, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gardner, Emma [Yeauger]

Emma Gardner, Mother of Six, Passes Here
Aftermath of Diphtheria Results In Death Of Cheshire Woman Last Evening
    
Mrs. Emma Gardner, wife of Arthur Gardner of near Cheshire, died of pneumonia at the Holzer Hospital at 6 o’clock last evening. She was stricken with diphtheria in November but overcame that ailment and the quarantine of her home was lifted on the 29th. However, she failed to regain her strength and was brought to the hospital last Saturday. A few hours before her death she appeared to be better.
     Her death is a peculiarly sad one, leaving as it does her husband, a miner with six children, ranging in age from 18 to 3 years. Their home is on what used to be called Blackburn Hill and is but a short distance up the slope from the Virginia W. Myers mine in which Levi Freeman and Alonzo Riffle were killed Dec. 2.
     Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of Samuel and Adeline Reynolds Yeauger and had always lived around Cheshire and was 38 years old on October 17. She was a sister of C. M. Yeauger of this city and was a woman of attractive appearance and a devoted wife and mother. She and Mr. Gardner, a son of George Gardner, were married here on May 27, 1918. The surviving children are Ray, 18; Doris, 16; Ernest, 13; Wanda, 11; Sammy, 8; Eugene, 3. There are another brother, besides the one named and six sisters: Bruce Yeauger, Mrs. Ada Gardner and Mrs. Cora Scott, Cheshire; Mrs. Anna Clark, Mrs. Bertha Lemley and Mrs. Margaret Clatworthy, Middleport, and Mrs. Mina Rawl, Corning.
     Funeral services will be held at the Cheshire Baptist Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 14, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gardner, Eugene

     Eugene Gardner, 67, Gallipolis Ferry, died Thursday at Pleasant Valley Hospital. A veteran of World War II, he was the son of the late John Powell and Bessie Walters Gardner of Gallipolis Ferry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Ruth Lee Gardner in 1966.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sheila Barker, Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Lana German, Point Pleasant, Miss Bessie Lee Gardner, Alexandria, Va.; one son, John Allen Gardner, Gallipolis; six sisters, Mrs. Ruth Harper, Gallipolis Ferry, Mrs. Alice Matthews, Gallipolis Ferry, Rebecca Smith, Gallipolis Ferry, Ora Jane Northup, Gallipolis Ferry, Rosalie Nibert, Gallipolis Ferry, Irene Doolittle, Point Pleasant,; one granddaughter, Gena Louise German, Point Pleasant.
     Services will be held Sunday 1:30 p.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in the Jordan Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry with graveside rites by the American Legion Post 23. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 24, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Gardner, Harriet (Beard)

OLD RESIDENT
Mrs. Harriet Gardner Passed to Great Beyond
Aged 92 years
     Mrs. Harriet M. Gardner, one of the oldest residents of this city passed away at her home on second ave Saturday afternoon with bronchial pneumonia, aged 92 years.
     Mrs. Gardner was the eldest daughter of James and Cornelia Beard, and was born on March 16, 1823, in Trumbull county, Ohio. She was married on March 19, 1843, to William Lewis Gardner, who was killed in action during the War of the Rebellion, and was Captain of a company in the 7th Virginia Cavalry.
     Her only surviving son is Ben L. Gardner, a son James M. and daughters Mrs. Alice Cowden and Mrs. Morgan Mollahan passing away a few years ago. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. M. Gardner has cared for her during her last years, in which she had suffered the loss of her sight.
     Mrs. Gardner had been a life long member of the M. E. church, a resident of Gallipolis for 75 years and leaves three great grand-children, the son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hayward of this city.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the residence by Rev. Hugh Evans. Burial at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, September 25, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Gardner, Jesse Herman

J. H. Gardner, 56, Claimed by Death At Home
     Jesse Herman Gardner, 56, of 21 Smithers St., a retired employee of the West Virginia Malleable Iron Co., Pt. Pleasant, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at his home. He retired in January , 1968, due to ill health after 27 years with the Pt. Pleasant company.
     Born Aug. 4, 1911, in Mason County, W. Va., he was the son of Bill and Ella Jones Gardner, both of whom survive and reside at Kanauga. He was one of 12 children. In 1962, he was married to the former Electa Criner Bush, who survives.
     Survivors include these children from a previous marriage: Jesse Gardner, Jr., Mrs. Frances Toots, Mrs. Shirley Bush and Mrs. Mary Bush, all of Columbus; Mrs. Edith Cox, Parkersburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Peggy Bush, Gallipolis; These step-children, James and Roger Bush, Columbus; Robert Bush, Gallipolis; Linda, Karen and Portica Bush, at home; these brothers and sisters, Mrs. Jack (Bessie) Saxon, Cheshire; Mrs. Earl (Neva) Hayman, Roy and Marvin Gardner, all of Kanauga; Homer Gardner, Pt. Pleasant; Joseph Gardner, Springfield; Miss Edith Gardner, Charles, Carl and James Gardner, all of Washington C.H. There are eight grandchildren.
     Mr. Gardner had been employed as a chipper-inspector at the West Virginia Malleable Iron Co. He was a member of the Ironworkers Union, AFL Local No. 3041.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Eastern Ave., by the Rev. Everett Delaney. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Gardner, S. T.

     Died, in Gallipolis township, on Sunday last, Mr. S. T. Gardner, aged about 60 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 11, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gardner, Sarah, C.

Mrs. Sarah C. Gardner Dies Saturday P.M.
Widow of J.W. Gardner and Last of Squire J. G. Damron Family
     Mrs. Sarah Catherine Gardner, aged and beloved woman, died at 11 o;clock Saturday night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hayward. She suffered a stroke about two weeks ago and her condition gradually became worse thereafter. She was nearing her 88th birthday.
     Mrs. Gardner was the widow of J. W. Gardner, a leading citizen for a long period prior to his death on March 27, 1912. For the last two years Mrs. Garder had lived at the Hayward home, where she was tenderly and devotedly cared for.
     Though nearly all her long life was spent in Gallipolis, Mrs. Gardner was born at Malden, W. Va. Her birthday was May 12, 1849. She was one of the six children of John G. and Mary Ward Damron and came here with her parents when she was but a little girl. She was the last survivor of that family.
     The first Damron home here was where Mrs. W. G. Sibley now lives. Then for many years the Damrons lived opposite the Our House in the property recently acquired by Dr. C. E. Holzer.
     Mr and Mrs. Gardner were married May 5, 1868. Both were members of Grace M. E. Church.
     They are survived by, besides the daughter, two granddaughters, Catherine Hayward, at home, and Mrs. Arthur F. Jones, Cleveland and a grandson, Gardner Hayward, Youngstown. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Hayward arrived yesterday.
     Funeral services will be held at the Hayward home at 2 o'clock Tuesday with Rev. H. H. Wilbur and Rev. L. W. Gishler in charge. Burial in Mound HIll Cemetery. Pall bearers will be A. K. Merriman, H. W. McHenry, Harry Maddy, Hollis C. Johnston, P. E. Pierce and Gus Fry.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 22, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


Gardner, Stella

     Mrs. Stella Gardner, 45, wife of Ed Gardner, died Tuesday night at her home back of Cheshire. In addition to her husband, one son T.J. and one daughter Fonna May survive. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Thomas.
     Funeral services will be held at her late home Friday at 2 pm, Rev. Stump of Bidwell, officiating. Burial in Pine St. cemetery under the direction of J. L. Coleman, of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Tribune,
March 3, 1932
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart


Gardner, William M.

     Died, August 15, 1863, William M., infant son of Dr. Perrin and Louzetta Gardner, aged two years and six months.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 3, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gardner, William Monroe

Father of Kanauga Woman Passes Away
     William Monroe Gardner, 57, died late Friday night at his home in Pt. Pleasant. He was a son of the late Peter Gardner and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie M. Bowyer Gardner; five daughters, Mrs. Dicie Stewart, Kanauga; Virginia, Margaret, Ruby and Ruth, all at home; four sons, Freemont, Earl, William and Ceve; three brothers, Fred, David, all at home; two sisters, Clara George and Edward and one half-brother, Alfred Gardner.
     Funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Burial at Lone Oak.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 9, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Garlic, Amanda [Yoho]

Mrs. Garlic Dies In Her 90th Year
Funeral Is Set For Noon Monday At Crown City
     Mrs. Amanda Yoho Garlic, widow of P. M. Garlic, died about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home in Crown City. She was 89 years old on January 5 and was perhaps the oldest person in her community.
Three weeks ago Mrs. Garlic suffered a stroke and steadily failed thereafter.
     Funeral services will be conducted at noon Monday at Crown City by Rev. Earl Cremeens, with burial at Mound Hill by C. R. Halley.
     Mrs. Garlic was born in eastern Ohio around Martins Ferry or Steubenville and her death leaves but one survivor of her generation of the family - a brother, Charles Yoho, of Huntington.
     She leaves two sons and two daughters, J. H. Garlic of Platform; H. L. Guthrie of Crown City, Mrs. Ira Neal of Gallipolis and Mrs. Zona Ward of California, She had spent the early part of the winter here with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Neal, and was highly esteemed as a woman of sterling character. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Guyan Twp.

[Note: 1856 - 1945 handwritten on obituary, probably from tombstone.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Garlic, Henry

Death of Henry Garlic

     Mr. Henry Garlic, of Crown City, well known here, died last Friday morning of heart trouble after a long illness. He was born in Guyan Township, where he spent all his life, living the past years in Crown City. Besides a wife he leaves two children, Charles and Verbie, sisters Mrs. James L. Dailey, and Mrs. William Wallace, and brothers P. M Garlic and Morgan Garlic. He was a good citizen, a devoted husband and an indulgent father, and his death will be regretted by a wide circle of friends who will sincerely sympathize with the bereaved ones.

[Note: Born June 18, 1847 , Died May 26, 1905. Buried in Crown City, Cemetery Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII, NO. 31
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Garlic, Henry L.

     With deepest sorrow we record the death of our beloved friend and citizen Mr. Henry L. Garlic, who departed thislife Friday morning, May 26, 1905, at his late home in Crown City. After untold suffering, his passing into eternity was most peaceful. We feel assured that his peace was made with God, and that he sank into his last long sleep trusting in the Divine Father, and that his soul is anchored in that bright haven of rest beyond.
     Mr. Garlic had been a great sufferer for more than three years from anenrism [sic] of the aorta which finally ended in the death that leaves countless hearts sorrowing. His loss is mourned with poignant sorrow by the entire community. No more, the kindly smile, the hearty hand shake, the genial cheerful companionship. We prized beyond words the true sincere friendship of this amiable, intelligent large hearted man. A most unselfish, devoted and affectionate father, husband and brother, his loss is irreparable. He is gone, but his memory remains to us one of the pleasant and treasured things of life.
     The possessor of innumerable friends, Mr. Garlic was universally beloved by man, woman and child and probably no man in Gallia county was more widely known. High minded, full of intelligence, his wit and humor were characterisitic and irrestible. A man who loved his town, his country, his neighbor and his family. May God comfort their hearts and may he rest in peace forevermore.
     Mr. Garlic was 58 years of age though appearing much younger. He was born in Guyan township, the latter portion of his life having been spent in Crown City. He leaves a wife, a son, Charlie and daughter, Miss Verbie, both at home, to mourn his sad demise. Also two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. James L. Daily, Mrs. William Wallace, Mr. P.M. and Morgan Garlic all of Guyan township. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their heavy affliction. The funeral was probably held today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 27, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Garlic, Hoadley L.

H. L. Garlic, 84, Claimed Early Sunday
     Hoadley L. Garlic, Sr., 84, of Crown City, died around 5:05 a. m., Sunday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. He was admitted to the hospital Saturday night after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was a retired farmer and tobacco buyer. Mr. Garlic had been in failing health the past three years.
     He was born Oct. 1, 1884, in Crown City, son of the late Preston M. and Amanda Yoho Garlic. He married Julia Sheets on Aug. 22, 1914. She survives, along with four children: Max and Hoadley Garlic, Crown City; Franklin D. Garlic, Crown City; and Mrs. Paul (Ellen) Stanley, Crown City. One son preceded him in death.      
     Seven grand and three great grandchildren survive. One sister, Mrs. Gertrude Neal, Gallipolis, survives. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. He spent most of his life in Crown City. Mr. Garlic attended the Crown City Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Crown City Methodist Church with Rev. Marvin Turner officiating. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers for Tuesday’s funeral are: Emerson Ward, Roy Sheets, George Ralph Sheets, Billy Sheets, Stanley Watts and Russell Hineman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 17, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Garlic, Joseph H.

Joseph Garlic Dies At 86
     Joseph H. Garlic, 86, who was a native of Gallia county and who spent most of his life here, died Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Mays in Groveland, Fla. His wife preceded him in death several years ago, and he is survived by his daughter, Myra, and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Others survivors are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Zona Ward of Cleveland, Mrs. Gertrude Neal of Gallipolis and Hoadley L. Garlic of Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Phillips Funeral home in Ironton.
Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday and until the hour of the service..

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


Garlic, Preston Monroe

In Memoriam
     Preston Monroe Garlic, passed peacefully from this life at the home of his son, H.L. Garlic, in Crown City, Ohio, on Saturday evening, March 16, at 7:15 o'clock, after an illness of several months of organic heart disease.
     The deceased was a son of Lewen and Nancy [Sheets] Garlic and was born in Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio, on January 8, 1853. At the time of his death, he was 76 years 2 months and 8 days of age. His parents were among the early and substantial settlers of this part of the county.
     Mr. Garlic obtained a common school education in various districts of his native township and early in life took up the vocation of farming and followed that calling successfully until a few years ago when he retired from active duty and passed the declining years of his life at his quiet home and among his friends and neighbors with whom he loved to associate.
     About the year 1872, Mr. Garlic was united in marriage with Amanda Yoho of Guyan Township and they lived happily together until Mr. Garlic's death separated them. To this union, ten children were born, three fo whom, Frank, Edgar and an infant died in early childhood and two daughters, Mrs. Janie Smith of Gallipolis, Ohio and Mrs. Charity Cofer of Huntington, WV, dying only a short time ago.
     The children living are the eldest son, Joseph H. Garlic of Platform, Ohio; Mrs. Emmett E. Ward of Gallipolis; Hoadley L. Garlic of Crown City, Ohio; Mrs. Ira Neal and Mrs. Roy Day of Bladen, Ohio. Mr. Garlic also is survived by his devoted wife and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Wallace of Guyan Township, besides numerous relatives.
     Mr. Garlic was a man of good sound judgment and business ability and at various times served his township in an official capacity, the duties devolving upon him, being administered faithfully and honestly and with the consciousness of being a trustworthy public servant.
     During the past few years in the quiet of his home, Mr. Garlic found much time for thought and meditation and read quite extensively taking an unusual delight in reading the Bible and seemed to get much comfort and solace from the pages of the sacred word. About a year ago while conversing with some of the members of his family concerning the life beyond, Mr. Garlic expressed an abiding faith in Christianity and told his friends that he was ready to go and not afraid.
     Mr. Garlic was a devoted to his home and family and never hesitated to give his children and other people's children the fatherly counsel that is so important in stabalizing their future lives. The children likewise were devoted to their father and no doubt will miss his friendly counsel in the home. Mr. Garlic was a kind, good neighbor and the community in which he lived so long will miss his generosity, his wisdom in business affairs and the friendly spirit that guided his everyday life. For in the world there is nothing truly good, but good will.

[Note: Died March 16, 1929 according to stone in Mound Hill, Gallipolis Township]

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


Garlic, William

     Mr. Wm. Garlic, mention of whose serious illness appeared in last week’s Bulletin, died last Sunday night aged about 60 years. He was a prominent farmer, a Trustee of Lincoln College and a very worthy citizen in every respect and his death will be regretted by a wide circle of friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 13, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Garnes, Carl

Carl Garnes Rites Today
     GALLIPOLIS - Last rites for Carl Garnes, 46, Columbus, a former Gallia County resident, will be held at the Providence Baptist Church, Buckridge, at 2 p.m. today. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Garnes was dead on arrival at ST. Francis Hospital, after being struck by a car on a street in Columbus at 6:40 p.m. Thursday.
     Survivors include the widow, Eleanor Hill Garnes, two daughters, Dorothy Jean and Mary Louise; three brothers, Ernest Garnes, Porter; Reed and Darwin Garnes, Bidwell; and four sisters, Mrs. Elva Stewart, Gallipolis; Mrs. Helen Jenkins and Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Columbus, and Miss Lorette Garnes, Bidwell. The widow and children reside at Kerr Station, Gallia County.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 14, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Garretson, Lewis Bryant

     Lewis Bryant Garretson, 19, HHCI/325 Infantry, 82nd Airborn Ft. Bragg, N.C., died Oct. 20, from injuries as a result of a car accident in Istanbul, Turkey.
     He was born June 3, 1966 in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., to James L. and Della Sue White Garretson. He is also survived by his sister Angela Sue Garretson at home; and grandmothers Mrs. Clara Garretson, Hillsboro, W.Va., and Mrs. Ruby White, Porter.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Northup Baptist Church with Rev. James Chapman officiating. Burial in Ohio Valley Memory Garden. Friends may call Tuesday 4:30 - 9 p,m. at Willis Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services. There will be an honor guard from Ft Knox, Ky, conducting military services.

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


Garris, James Cline

J. C. Garris Dies At 73
     James Cline Garris, 73, a retired plastics worker who had lived in Gallipolis for four years, died in Holzer Hospital at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. He had been a patient there for four days but had been in declining health for nine months. He made his home in Young’s Trailer Court with his son-in-law, Vernon Garumbling, an employee of the Kyger Creek plant.
     A native of Pennsylvania, he was born at Blairsville on August 27, 1884. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Garumbling and Mrs. Katherine Thomas Withrow of Charleroi, Pa., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals until Tuesday morning when the body will be taken to the Shoemaker Funeral home at Blairsville, Pa. where a Baptist minister will officiate and burial will be at Blairsville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 13, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Gaston, Anna Loretta [Heacock]

Death Summons Mrs. L. Gaston at 11 Yesterday
Last of Family of Three That Was Widely Esteemed at Loved
Funeral at 2 Tuesday
     While the public was still marveling at her favorable reaction to a major operation, Mrs. Anna Loretta Gaston passed away at 11:30 Sunday forenoon at the Holzer Hospital. Many of her friends, however, were aware of a change in her condition on Saturday that foretold the end. Death resulted from heart failure.
     Mrs. Gaston would have been 86 years old next December. She was the widow of Lafayette Gaston, who died on Feb. 4, last, in his 91st year. They had lived together 64 years and they enjoyed the respect and esteem and affection of a wide circle of friends. Probably no other couple hereabouts ever endeared themselves to so many folk, young and old alike.

Burial at Salem
     Funeral services will be held at the home 602 Fourth avenue at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. H. H. Wilbur in charge. Burial in Salem Center cemetery by H. K. Butler.
     Anna Loretta Heacock was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1848. She was the daughter of James and Lucy Ann Edmundson Heacock. A baby in her mother's arms she was carried from Pomeroy to the new home of her parents in the forest of Salem tp. when they moved from Columbiana to Meigs. In her girlhood she became a teacher.
     Her marriage to Mr. Gaston, a native of Wood county, W. Va., and a Union soldier whose extraordinary heroism is told in the annals of his regiment occurred on January 1, 1870. They lived on a farm and made a success of farming.

Lived in Cheshire Tp.
     For five years they had charge of the Meigs county infirmary. They moved to Cheshire tp. where they owned and lived on, successively, what were known as the Strong, Bradbury and Edmundson farms on Jesse Creek, what is now the Pete Brechtel farm on Storys Run, and later the farm near Cheshire long owned by Jacob Rupe.
     They left Cheshire to take charges supt. and matron of this county Children's Home in 1885 and remained there 13 years, and they owned and lived on what was the Ed LeBlanc farm, now owned by Charles Ward. For the last 18 years they have lived in the property they bought of the heirs of J. W. Miles.
     To the Gastons was born one daughter, Eva, who became the first wife of Frank H. Mills. She died June 24, 1898.
     Mrs. Gaston's friends were startled Friday to learn she had been taken to the hospital and operated on for appendicitis. Though the appendix had burst, she rallied from the operation, registering normal temperature and without nausea. Her condition remained favorable until Saturday morning. Thereafter she slowly became weaker until she lapsed into the sleep eternal.

[Note: Her husband, Lafayette Gaston, died 2/6/1934. There was no cemetery record found for her but the above information implies that she also died in 1934.]

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

Mrs. Gaston's Will Is Probated
Names Dozen Beneficiaries
     Will of Anna L. Gaston was filed and probated today. Her estate is divided among her sister, Ida M. Heacock, Vinton R. D. 2, Sam Gaston of Pittsburg, Kansas, and ten nieces and nephews all living in the west. It was the second will she had made since the death of Mr. Gaston in February and was dated June 21. Recently Mrs. Gaston had deeded her home to her sister, Miss Heacock, who is also executrix of the will.

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


Gates, Anna [Halley]

     DIED - in this town, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Anna Halley, daughter of the Rev. William Halley, of the city of Alexandria, D. C., and relict of the late Nathaniel Gates, Esq. She was born in Charles county, Maryland, in the year of 1774, and at her death was aged 77 years two months and five days. The deceased came to this place in the year 1809, where she remained up to the time of her death, a period of 42 years. Thus has passed another of the old and respected of the early settlers of Gallipolis.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 20, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gates, Eldon

Body Of Overseas Soldier Arrived Sunday
     The body of Eldon Gates, overseas soldier accompanied by military escort, arrived here Sunday afternoon on the K. & M. Young Gates is the son of Mrs. Emma Gates near Gage, and received wounds in battle November 7, 1918, which occasioned his death just two days before the signing of the armistice. He was with a machine gun company. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Gage at 11 a.m. and burial in charge of George Wetherholt.

[Note: The armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918, so date of death would be Nov. 9. The name is spelled Elden on his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 4, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gates, Elizabeth

Death of Miss Elizabeth Gates
     Mr. George D. McBride received a telephone message this forenoon from Mr. George W. Gates of Charleston, WV, announcing the death of his sister, Miss Elizabeth Gates.
     The remains will be brought to the home of Mrs. George D. McBride and Mrs. A.R. Chase in this city tomorrow afternoon and the funeral will be from there at ten o'clock Wednesday, burial at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Sons.
     Deceased was the only daughter of the late Moses and Harriet Gates, former residents of this city and sister of Ben, Daniel H, Virgil A, James M. and George W., who survive her and Rev. John A. Gates, deceased. The following pallbearers have been selected: J. W. Gardner, Gen. George House, R. L. Hamilton, Jas. Mullineux, John C. Vanden and S. F. Neal.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday Evening, April 11, 1898
Transcribed by F.K Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Gates, Emma

Death of Mrs. Emma Gates
     Mrs. Emma Gates, aged 55 years, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11, 1923, at 4 o'clock at her rooms at the home of Mrs. Henry Neal on Grape street, where she has been taking treatment. Mrs. Gates had been in failing health for some time with a nervous break down.
     She was the daughter of Peter and Mary J. Patterson Phillips and was born in Gallia county. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Rachel Spears of this county, Mrs. Dick Tope of Patriot, Mrs. Dora Hineman of Dighton, Kansas, Dan Phillips of Milton, W. Va., George and Ed of Northup, Ben of this city. She also leaves four sons and four daughters. She lost one son in the World War just 3 days befor the signing of the Armistice.
     The body was prepared for burial by G. J. Wetherholt & Son and then removed to her home at Gallia by Undertaker Phillips. The funeral services and burial will be held at Salem Church Wednesday.

Gallia Daily Tribune
Feb 12, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Gates, Frank S. (Franklin Samuel)

Judge Gates Passes Away During Night
End Comes Suddenly To Sturdy Gallipolitan
Former Judge Of Probate Court
     Judge Frank S. Gates died late last night at his home at 930 Second avenue. He had been feeling about as well as usual and had eaten a hearty supper and made no complaint on retiring. Hearing a peculiar noise in his room around 11 o'clock, his daughter, Mrs. Anna Gates White, entered his room and found that he had passed away. Death had resulted from heart trouble, from which he had suffered to some extent for several years, although never complained to members of his family.

Popular Official
     Mr. Gates was elected probate judge in 1905 and served two terms or until February 9. 1913, the length of the term having been increased during his tenure from three to four years. He was a popular, accommodating official, a most companionable man though quiet and reserved, and in a modest way exercised no small influence in local politics down through the years.
     He was of impressive physique even in his latter years, being tall, well-proportioned and erect and his genial and jovial nature shone through his countenance. A wide circle esteemed him for his loyalty and share with the devoted family in the sorrow his sudden passing had occasioned.
     Mr. Gates was born near Patriot but in Walnut tp. and he was the next youngest of 13 children of David and Bethsheba Armstrong Gates. Of this large family there are but two survivors, Mrs. Alice Barger of Columbus and Mrs. R.A. Howell of this city. Mrs. Howell was the youngest of the group. His birthdate was Feb. 14, 1863; hence he lacked less than four months of being 77 years old.
     In 1898 he and Della Nida, a daughter of Stephen Niday [sic], were united in marriage. They made their home in Walnut tp. until they moved to Gallipolis, after his election as probate judge. Mrs. Gates died July 26, 1911. They are survived by three sons, besides the daughter already mentioned: Arnold Gates, manager of a Cleveland theatre; Lawrence Gates, a clerk in the Gallipolis Department Store, and Merrill Gates, who is connected with a large manufacturing concern in Columbus. The daughter, Mrs. White, has been connected with the county agent’s office here.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until Arnold and Merrill arrive, but it is probable the services will be held Thursday afternoon. The body was taken to the Entsminger mortuary.

[Note: From death certificate Franklin Samuel; date of death October 23, 1939; burial at Mound Hill.]

Newspaper (prob. October 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Armstrong file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Gates, George Thomas

     Died, in this city, on the 9th inst., George Thomas, son of J. F. and C. M. Gates, aged two months and six days.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 21, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gates, Howard

Howard S. Gates Died This Morning
Popular Citizen Succumbs To Complication Of Ailments
Wife and Three Sons Survive--Funeral Arrangements Not Yet Completed
     Death claimed Howard S. Gates, former Deputy Sheriff, at 7:45 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. A decided turn for the worse was noted in his condition late Saturday and all day Sunday he kept growing weaker until he was beyond the aid of medical skill.
     Of sunny disposition and pleasing address, Mr. Gates was one of the county's best-known citizens. His long and agonizing illness caused widespread concern, with the result that The Tribune referred to his condition several times every week.

Worked at O.H.E.
     Mr. Gates had been employed as an attendant at the O.H.E. for several years prior to his last illness. He entered the hospital on January 6 and was operated for appendicitis.
     Later complications arose that made his case seem almost hopeless, but finally he convalesced sufficiently that he was permitted to go to his home on upper Second. There was a relapse a return to the hospital, another convalescence during which he was again taken home. Within a few days he was again removed to the hospital, suffering terribly from a lung abscess. Relief was given by an operation designed to obtain proper drainage and hope for his recovery was again revived.
     Mr. Gates was born near Cadmus in August, 1888 and was therefore in his 51st. year. He was a son of the late William Gates. On Nov. 18, 1909, he married Ida Jones of Patriot, a daughter of John Jones, with Rev. Ben. E. Dunn, then the local Baptist pastor, officiating. They lived in Perry Township, just this side of John W. Gills place, before they moved to Gallipolis in 1933.
     The year before that Mr. Gates was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Sheriff and became Deputy Sheriff early in 1933 under Sheriff Hatfield. He served more than three years in that capacity and was a brave and alert officer. Early in his married life he had worked in a public correctional institution at Glen Mils, PA.
     Mr. Gates is survived by his wife and sons, Donald and Jones, Gallipolis; another son, Warren and the decedent's mother (formerly Roselma Wood) and a sister, Mrs. Vesta Shepard, all in California.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the western relatives have been heard from, it is learned from A. E. Tope, funeral director.

[Note: Death Certificate ...Howard Vincent Gates, born Aug. 14, 1888; died March 20, 1939; aged 50 years, 7 months and 6 days. Parents: William Warren Gates and Rose Elma Woods. Burial Salem Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
March 1939
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Gates, Lester

Lester Gates, 65, Succumbs
    
Lester Gates, 65, a resident of 100 Chillicothe Rd., died at 5:05 p.m. Monday in Athens. He had been in failing health for a period of two years. He retired two and half years ago after being employed at the Gallipolis State Institute for 37 years.
     He was born at Cadmus, May 9, 1899, son of the late Perry and Emma Phillips Gates. His marriage was to the former Retha Jane Stover, who survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Jane) Hardway of Gallipolis. There are two grandchildren.
     Other survivors are three brothers and a sister, Charles and William Gates, and Mrs. Anna Isaacs, all of Bowling Green, and Edwin Gates of Patriot.
     Mr. Gates was a member of the First Baptist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 9, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gates, Lizzie

Death of Miss Lizzie Gates
     At Cadmus, this county, on last Saturday morning, September 24, 1898, Miss Lizzie Gates died of typhoid fever. Miss Gates had as her guest this summer, her sister, Mrs. Belcher, of Ironton, and while here Mrs. Becker became ill with typhoid fever. She was nursed during her illness by Miss Gates and after her recovery Miss Gates herself was attacked by the fever and from which she never recovered. The funeral and burial occurred last Sunday.

[Buried Salem Baptist Cemtery, Perry Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct 1, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Gates, Merrick

     DIED - Mr. Merrick Gates, of Perry Township, died on Thursday evening last, in the 85th year of his age. His death was caused by heart disease. Mr. Gates was in times past a flatboat man, and made many trips between Gallipolis and New Orleans.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, March 6, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gates, Merrick

     Mr. Merrick Gates, of Perry township, died last Thursday night in his 85th year. He was one of the old time citizens of this county, and used to flat boat for the Menagers in early days. He left a large family and a second wife. His funeral took place last Saturday at Selma Baptist Church near Waterloo, and was largely attended. He is said to have been a good citizen and was much respected.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 7, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Gates, Perry (Bud)

Gates Funeral at Salem Church Saturday 2 P.M.
     Perry (Bud) Gates, who died Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Edwin, on Route 141 in Perry Township, was born, reared and spent his entire life of more than 85 years in that same community. He was the last of his generation of his family of his parents Merrick and Margaret Wigner Gates and was born Dec. 15, 1860. He married Emma Phillips, who died in 1923, and they are survived by four sons and a daughter: Charles and Willie Gates and, Mrs. Anna Isaacs of Bowling Green, Lester, of Gallipolis and Edwin, mentioned before. A son, Elden, was killed on Nov. 7, 1913, while in service in World War I and a daughter Ruth is also deceased.
     Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem church. Burial will be in the church burying ground by W.W. Phillips.

[Note: From death certificate date of death June 5, 1946.]

Newspaper (prob. June 1946, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Gates, Stephen

     Died, one day last week, Stephen Gates, at a very advanced age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 6, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gates, T. D.

T.D. Gates Dies At Advanced Age
     Mr. T.D. Gates, 86 years old, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, L.C. Gates, on Donally Street. His death was due to old age and it is said that it was hastened by the nervous shock following a slight injury he sustained last fall.
     Mr. Gates came to Charleston five years ago from Bidwell, Ohio, to spend the rest of his days with his son. He was engaged in active business up to the time he came here. He leaves four sons, A.P.; L. C.; A. D. and C.A Gates, all of this city.
     The funeral services will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. They will be conducted by Rev. T.C. Johnson, assisted by Dr. Clark, of the Methodist Church.

Charleston Gazette as quoted in Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Gatewood, Arthur Paul

A. P. Gatewood, 67, Dies After Illness
     Arthur Paul Gatewood, 67, died in Grant Hospital in Columbus Saturday. He had been ill for about a month. He resided at 577 Sheridan Ave., in Columbus. Mr. Gatewood was born in Crown City on June 10, 1901, son of the late James M. and Margaret Ann Sheets Gatewood.
     He was a veteran of World War I, having served as a combat infantryman at the age of 17.
He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and was an engineer for Ohio Bell Telephone Co., until his retirement.
     Mr. Gatewood is survived by his wife, Mary E., and daughters Miss Susan Ann, at home and Paula (Mrs. Gary Carroll), of Great Falls, Mont. One sister, Louise, Mrs. Dwight Ghrist, Punta Gorda, Fla., survives. Eight brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Two grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services at Leach and Sons Funeral Home, 2154 East Main St., Columbus, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday. Graveside services will be in Mound Hill Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gatewood, E. Monroe

Death claims E. M. Gatewood
     E. Monroe Gatewood, 67, retired wire chief of Ohio Bell Telephone Co., died at 10:10 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center, where he had been a patient since Monday. His home was at 826 Second Avenue.
     Survivors include his wife, the former Marjorie Williams; a daughter Mrs. Eleanor Gilliam and a son, Charles, both of Gallipolis.
     The Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home will announce final arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 19, 1978                                                                                               Top of Page

Monroe Gatewood
     Last rites will be held for 67 year-old Ernest Monroe Gatewood, retired plant manager of the Ohio Bell Telephone Co., at 1 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. James Frazier and the Rev. James Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call 2-4 this (Thursday) afternoon and 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
     Mr. Gatewood died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center after an illness of several years duration. He was born June 18, 1911, at Crown City to the late Perry Clayton Gatewood and to the late Emma Rowena Caldwell Gatewood-she nationally famous because of her long hikes on the Appalachian and Oregon tails when she was in her late 60’s. On January 13, 1934, in Gallipolis he and Marjorie Williams were married and she survive with a daughter Mr. Eleanor Gilliam and a son, Charles, both Gallipolis; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
     He is also survived by seven sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Harold (Helen) Moore, North Lewisburg, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Grove City, William Gatewood, Columbus, Mrs. Ernest (Rowena) Zenk, Phoenix, Ariz.,, Mrs. Dave (Esther) Allen, Pittsburgh, Robert, Washington C.H., Mrs. Elizabeth Novak, Milwaukee, Nelson, Dayton, Mrs. Neal (Louise) LaMott, Westerville, Mrs. Robert (Lucy) Seeds, Gahanna.
     Mr. Gatewood stared work for Ohio Bell at Marietta, Aug. 9, 1937 and retired June 27, 1976. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and of the Telephone Pioneers of America. When in 1961, Gallipolis stopped its financial support of the Little League baseball program, Monroe Gatewood and Cliff Wilson led the movement to keep the program going through private contributions, principally through tag days and maintained it until public monies again were available.
     Pallbearers will be me who worked with him at Ohio Bell. Active pallbearers will be John Houck, Oney Lloyd, French Holsten, Allen Romaine, Bobby Jones and Vic Hager. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Venz, Joe Bill Melton, James Hackworth, Marshall Canaday and Bill Quickel.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 20, 1978
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Gatewood, Emma Rowena

Grandma Gatewood, 85 dies
     Mrs. Emma (Grandma) Rowena Gatewood, 85, Thurman, Gallia County’s most famous hiker, died at 10 a.m. today in the Holzer Medical Center.
     Mrs. Gatewood, who gained national and world fame by walking the Appalachian and Oregon Trails while in her late 60’s and early 70’s, in the 1950’s and 60’s had just returned from a trip out west last month. She had made appearance in every state in the union with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. During the peak of her hiking years, she appeared on numerous television shows and was the subject of featured articles in several newspapers from coast-to-coast.
     Mrs. Gatewood was admitted to the hospital Sunday following an apparent heart attack.
     Mrs. Gatewood was a life member of the National Campers and Hikers Association and the Roanoke-Appalachian Trail Club. She was director emeritus and a lifetime member of the Buckeye Trail Association.    
     She was born in Guyan Twp, on Oct. 25, 1887, daughter of the late Hugh Wilson and Esther Evelyn Trowbridge Caldwell.
     The following children survive: Mrs. Harold (Helen) Moore, North Lewisburg, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Grove City, Monroe Gatewood, Gallipolis, William Monroe [NOTE: it is William Anderson, typing error], Columbus, Mrs. Ernest (Rowena) Zenk, Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. Dave (Esther) Allen, Pittsburgh, Robert Gatewood, Washington C.H., Mrs. Elizabeth Novak, Milwaukee, Wis.., Nelson Gatewood, Dayton, Mrs. Neal (Louise) LaMott, Westerville, Mrs. Robert (Lucy) Seeds, Gahanna. Twenty-four grandchildren survive, along with 30 great-grand and one great-great-grandchild.
     One sister survives, Mrs. Lucy Marie Seely, Willow Creek, Calif. Four Grandchildren, four brothers and nine sisters preceded her in death.
     She attended Thurman United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Rio Grande Garden Club.
     Funeral services will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Ball officiating. Burial will be in Ohio valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 4, 1973
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Gatewood, James A.

James A. Gatewood
     James M. Gatewood was badly injured Monday, April 1, at a lumber camp in Washington and was hurried to the hospital at Everett, where he died the following Wednesday. He had been a resident of this city until a few years ago, when he went to Washington to engage in the lumber business.
     He was the son of the late Perry Gatewood and was about fifty years old. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary McClelan Gatewood, who was with him when he died.
     The funeral and burial were at Everett, Washington last Friday.

[Note: heading says "A" but in story it says "M" as middle initial. Death Certificate: born about 1858; died April 3, 1912...54 years of age.]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Gatewood, Lt. Jas. M.

Lt. Jas. M. Gatewood, U.S. Transport Flier, is Killed in Orient
     Another valiant Gallia County boy has made the supreme sacrifice in serving as noble a cause as men have ever fought for. Second Lieut. James Madison Gatewood-named for an valiant soldier grandfather of the “60’s was killed in India, April 26. The sad tidings were telegraphed to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Gatewood, by the war department, Saturday evening. Further particulars will come soon in a letter from the adjutant general.
     Though the bereaved parents have spent most of their years at their home on Route 7 between Swan Creek and Crown City. The oldest son, James, was born in Cincinnati 24 years ago. He was graduated from the GAHS, in 1937 and had attended Ohio State University two years when in December, 1941, this country having declared war, he enlisted in the air corps. He had been overseas eight months and his assignment was one of the most dangerous imaginable-flying great planes over the Himalayas for the India-China army transport.
     Not only the immediate family, but other relatives and neighbors and friends were terribly shocked by the new, which followed soon the news that his first cousin, 2nd Lt. Robert Gatewood, had been killed or taken prisoner in a bombing raid over Germany [NOTE: Robert was taken prisoner]
     Lt. James Gatewood is survived by three sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Margaret Stophlet, the oldest of them; Melvin Jr., Joan (a student here) Owen & Janet, all at home. Mr. Stophlet’s husband is Capt. Richard B. Stophlet, who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force before this country was caught in the maelstrom of war. He delivers bombers to all parts of the world and before joining the RCAAF held a commission in the U. S. army.
     It seems trite merely to express sympathy for those who are disconsolate over this latest tragedy, but the Gatewood’s must know, for whatever It may mean to them, that thousands of persons who are acquainted with them and know the character and worthiness of the Gatewood clan really share in their incomparable sorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1944

Dies for Country
Leiut. Jimmy Gatewood
     Posthumous award of the Purple Heart was made to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Gatewood, parents of Second Lieut. James Madison Gatewood, who died for his country in India April 26. His group also was given the President’s citation, a high honor.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 24, 1944
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Gatewood, Margaret Ann

Aged Widow of James Gatewood Dies on Tuesday
     Mrs. Margaret Ann Gatewood 86, widow of James M. (Uncle Jimmy) Gatewood, died yesterday afternoon at her home near Crown City.   
     Born May 19, 1860, to Henry W. and Jane Bailey Sheets in Guyan Twp., she married James Madison Gatewood in December 1879. To this union were born 10 children: Perry C. Gatewood, Crown City; Mrs. Trimble Jones, Crown City; Miss Virginia Gatewood, Gary Ind; Mrs. Kenneth Leighton and Miss Ethel Gatewood, at home; Melvin E. Gatewood, Jackson; Mrs. Dwight Ghrist., Punta Cords, Fla.; Paul Gatewood, Columbus; Major Edward Gatewood.
     Major Gatewood was killed during World War I and buried in France. Other survivors are 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at descendant’s home, the Rev. W. Scott Westerman, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o’clock tonight and until noon Thursday. The body will be at the Gatewood home, Thursday afternoon until the hour of the services.

[“Uncle Jimmy” Gatewood died in late September, 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 9, 1947
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood


Gatewood, Marjorie A.

    Marjorie A. Gatewood, 77, of 826 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday, Dec. 7, 1990 at Scenic Hills Nursing Center following an extended illness.
     Born Dec. 8, 1912 in Crown City, she was a daughter of the late Elijah M. Williams and Effie Sims Williams.
     She married Monroe Gatewood on Jan. 13, 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1978. Also preceding her in death, was a daughter Eleanor Gilliam in 1979.
     Surviving are a son, Charles Gatewood of Gallipolis; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Mildred Jenkins, Gallipolis and three brothers, Clarence Williams of Marietta, Alva Williams of Bradenton, Fla., and Dwight Williams of Columbus, also survive.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Grace Guild, United Methodist Women, the Abigail Circle and the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
     Services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Monday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, December 9, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                        Top of Page


Gatewood, Mary M. [Short]

Mrs. Mary Gatewood Dead In North Carolina

     Mrs. Mary M. Gatewood, widow of William L. Gatewood, died at Asheville, NC at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira W. Booton, Jr. She is survived by one son, Harry Gatewood, of St. Paul, MN and four daughters, Mrs. Burrell Sims of Crown City; Mrs. Ira W. Booton Jr., Asheville, NC; Mrs. Will Drummond, Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Fred Brown of Greenville, NC. Mrs. Gatewood was the daughter of Henry and Martha Short and was a lifelong resident of this city.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1857 Shelbyville, KY; died Aug. 9, 1923 Asheville, NC; aged 66 years. Parents Henry Short (KY) and Martha Reynolds (IN). Burial in North Carolina.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Aug. 11, 1923
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Gatewood, Perry C.

Former Crown City Mayor, Perry C. Gatewood, 88, Claimed by Death Today
     Perry Clayton Gatewood, 88, former mayor of Crown City, died at 9 a.m., today in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient there since Jan. 5,. He had been in failing health six moths. His condition had been serious since the first of the year.
     Called the “Bob Taft” of Gallia County’s most southern town at one time, Mr. Gatewood resembled the late Sen. Robert A. Taft not only in looks but in civic affairs as well. He served the village as mayor for three terms. He was instrumental in the growth and development of Crown City.
     He was born on Oct. 21, 1879, in Crown City, son of the late James M. Gatewood and Margaret Ann Sheets Gatewood. Mr. Gatewood was twice married, first to Emma R. Caldwell, then to Lesta Lanthorne. She survives, along with the following children form his first marriage: Mrs. Harold (Helen) Moore, North Lewisburg, O,; Mrs. Lewis (Ruth) Williams, Rochester, N.Y., Monroe Gatewood, Gallipolis; William Gatewood, Columbus; Mrs. Ernest (Rowena) Zenk, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Dave (Esther) Allen, Pittsburgh; Robert Gatewood, Washington C.H.; Mrs. Elizabeth Novak, Milwaukee; Nelson Gatewood, Dayton; Mrs. Neil (Louise) Lamott, and Mrs. Robert (Lucy) Seeds, both of Columbus.
     Twenty-six grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren survive. A brother, Paul Gatewood, Columbus and one sister, Mrs. Dwight (Louise) Ghrist, Punta Gorda, Fla., survive. Five sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
     Mr. Gatewood attended Ohio Township Rural School, Gallia Academy High School and two years at Ohio Northern University in addition to teachers training at Rio Grande College. He taught 14 years- all three schools in Ohio Twp.; Sugar Creek, Oak Dale and Waugh Bottom.
     The former mayor had a farm background and also followed the trade of a carpenter. He built many homes in Crown City and up and down the Ohio River. Mr. Gatewood was associated with the Burley Tobacco Growers Co-operative for six years, was a monthly magazine editor (The Burley Grower) and for three years managed the Crown City Warehouse or receiving plant.
     He was a member of the Crown City Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1968
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Gatewood, Virginia

Sudden Death Of Mrs. Virginia L Gatewood Monday Morning
     The sudden death of Mrs. Virginia L. Gatewood, which occurred at 5 o'clock Monday morning, May 2, 1897, caused profound and widespread regret throughout the entire community. It was unheralded by the invitable signs that preceded dissolution and was a terrile shock to the many who have known and loved her for so many years.
     Mrs. Gatewood was born in Galla county, February 14, 1824. She had, therefore, just passed her seventy-third year, and though having reached that ripe old age, she possessed remarkable [cannot read] and was well preserved and apparently suffered few, if any, diseases inccidental to old age. She was a daughter of the late Melvin and Harly Lowry, who preceeded her to the silent shore years ago. She received her education in the public schools of the county and was married to Capt. James Gatewood, October 12, 1845, in a church that stood years ago near or on the lot of Clay chapel. Captain Gatewood was engaged in the merchandising business then in Louisiana and in the sunny south.
     Here they remained until '47 when they returned to Gallia county, and located at Racoon, at which point Capt. Gatewood embarked in the lumber business, in which he thrived and enjoyed an extensive trade. Seven years subsequent they moved to Ohio township and Capt. Gatewood made farming, in conjunction with other pursuits, a vocation. In '09 they emigrated to this city and took up their home in the Bovie property on State street. Mr. Gatewood then started a furniture factory, which has since matured into the chief enterprise of Gallipolis. The style of the firm was Gatewood, Fuller & Co. and their factory stood where the Fuller & Hutsinpiller Co. are now. In this venture success greeted Mr. Gatewood and as an outgrowth we have two of the largest furniture factories in the state. From State street they moved to Fourth, thence to Second street, their present home.
     By their marriage eleven children were born, two having preceded their mother to the spirit land, leaving nine surviving children, vis: William, James M., Mrs. Emma C. Kerns, Mrs. Kate H. Small, Mrs. Sabine E. Brading, of Johnston City Tenn.; Mrs. Laura Mullineaux, Charles R., Edward E. and Miss Nelle Gatewood. Apparently Mrs. Gatewood was as well as usual and retired after reading until 8:30 o'clock, bidding her daughter, Miss Nelle, good-night.[ends here].

Gallipolis Journal
May 4, 1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Gatewood, Virginia

Death of Mrs. Gatewood
     Mrs. Virginia Gatewood, wife of Capt. James Gatewood, died at her home on Second Street, Monday morning, May 3, 1897, at 5:00 o'clock, aged 73 years. Her death was very sudden and was a great shock to her relatives and friends, and the news was received with profound sorrow by the entire community.        She complained Sunday of a smothering sensation, but which did not cause her any alarm as she had been troubled with periodical spells of heart failure, and having contracted a slight cold attributed that as the cause. She retired Sunday night in her usual health, apparently, but at about 5:00 o'clock she awakened Capt. Gatewood complaining of a great difficulty in breathing. He left her in care of their daughter, Miss Nellie, and went to the drug store to procure medicine for her relief, and during his absence she expired.
     She was a daughter of Melvin and Hartle Lowry, deceased, and was born in Gallia County on February 14, 1824, and was united in marriage to Capt. Gatewood on October 12, 1845. To them were born eleven children, nine of whom, together with her husband, survive her, namely: William, James M., Mrs. Emma C. Kerns, Mrs. Kate H. Small, Mrs. Sabina E. Brading, Mrs. Laura Mullineaux, Charels R., Edward E., and Miss Nellie Gatewood.
     She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Methodist Church having united with that church in 1853. She was beloved by all for her noble qualities and her kind disposition and charitable nature, and her sad death is mourned by a large circle of frends.
     The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday, afternoon, Rev. A. J. Hawk, officiating, with interment at Mound Hill Cemetery, by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis paper
1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Gatewood, Virginia Mae

Virginia Mae Gatewood, 78, Crown City, Dies In Holzer Hospital Today
     Miss Virginia Mae Gatewood, 78, of Rt. 2 Crown City, died in Holzer hospital at 2;50 a.m. today. She had suffered a stroke on Tuesday and had been admitted to the hospital at 2;25 p.m. She was a retired supervisor of nurses and following her retirement had built and lived in a home a short distance up Rt.7 from Crown City.
     She was born in Guyan Twp on June 29, 1881, to the late James and Margaret Ann Sheets Gatewood. Survivors are three brothers and four sisters, Perry and Melvin Gatewood, both of Crown City, Paul Gatewood of Reynoldsburg, Mrs. Emma Leighton and Mrs. Minnie Jones, both of Crown City, Mrs. Olive Houskeeper of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mrs. Louse Ghrist of Punta Gorda, Fla. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
     Services will be at 3 p.m. FRiday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home.  Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening and until the hour of the services.

[Note: b. June 29, 1881; d. 1960]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Gauvey, Cora Osa

From the New York World
THE TERRIBLE ACCIDENT 
To Mrs. Osa Gauvey in New York From The New York World 
     We mentioned the terrible accident to Mrs. Osa Gauvey in New York last week, the sister of Mrs. Jap Niday, of 4 th. ave. Since which we find the following account in the New York World of the 21 st:
     "One woman is dying in Flower Hospital today from a fractured skull and other injuries, and another is dead with almost every bone in her body broken, as the result of a terrible plunge down a stairwell five stories, caused by the high heel of a French slipper.
     The dead woman was Mrs. Emma Latassa, the young wife of Canuta Henrique Latassa, a publisher, living on the fifth floor of the apartment house at No. 153 East Fifty-fourth street. The dying woman is Mrs. Osa Gauvey, who lived with her husband and five-year-old son at No. 147 East Fifty-fourth street.
     Mrs. Gauvey visited Mrs. Latassa in her apartments yesterday. She was there in the afternoon, but as she had ascertained by inquiry over the telephone, her husband had not returned home, she remained for the evening. About 9:30 o’clock Mrs. Gauvey started for home and Mrs. Latassa said she would accompany her. Mrs. Gauvey decided to go across the roofs as a short way home, her apartments also being on the floor. Linking arms the women left the Latassa apartments, Latassa opening the door for them.
     To get to the roof the women had to climb a steep and narrow flight of stairs leading from the fifth floor. The base of these stairs was at the head of the stair well of the regular five flights of the apartment house. The main stairs made three turns to each floor and thus left a wide well all the way down to the first floor.
     As they started to go up the stairs to the roof the heel of Mrs. Latassa’s slipper evidently caught and she lost her balance. The heel, found on the stair later, told the story. Toppling backward Mrs. Latassa apparently dragged Mrs. Gauvey with her and the two plunged over the rail and down the stairwell to the first floor. The horrible crash as the bodies struck the floor was heard by Mrs. Constance Keogh, who lives on the first floor. She ran into the hall and then almost fainted.
     Recovering she called the police. Mrs. Latassa had fallen underneath and her neck broken, was dead. Mrs. Gauvey was unconscious. At the hospital it was said she could not recover."

Gallipolis newspaper clipping, 28 Oct. 1904
Cora Osa Northup Gauvey daughter of Ansel and Lavinia McCall Northup
b. 1873 d. 29 Oct. 1904
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


Gay, Betty [Needham]

Mrs. Dewey Gay Dies
Funeral Tuesday A.M.
     Mrs. Betty Needham Gay, 28, wife of Dewey Gay, died shortly after midnight Friday in Holzer hospital where she had been desperately ill for the past five weeks. She was the mother of three small children, two sons and a daughter, ranging in age from five years to fifteen months. These, with the husband, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Jeffers, of Mercer’s Bottom, W. Va., and her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Rader, of Northup, survive. Mrs. Gay was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rader and was as their own child, continuing to reside with them after her marriage.
     Funeral services will be conducted at her late home near Northup, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. by Rev. George Sagen. Burial will be in the cemetery at Centenary under the direction of Fred Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 28, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gay, Dewey D.

     GALLIPOLIS - Dewey D. Gay, 69, Gallipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center after being in failing health for several years. He was a retired employe of the Gallipolis State Institute, a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Church, and a past president of the Clay Local School Board.
     Born in Marlington, W. Va., he was the son of the late William Lee and Frances Gay. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Blazer Gay; three sons, David of Port Clinton, Mark of Gallipolis and Paul of Clyde; five daughters, Mrs. Eva Mae Hopkins of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Howard (Mary) Childs of Vinton, Mrs. Robert (Susie) Watkins, Dewett Gay, and Mrs. Richard (Debbie) Brookfield, all of Gallipolis; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Cecil Gay of Martin, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Carle of Greenfield, and Mrs. Nancy Nibert, both of Greenfield. He was also preceded in death by a son, Dewey, Jr., five brothers and a sister.
     Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Elizabeth Chapel Church with the Revs. Alfred Holley and Chalmer Conley officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley Wood Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Monday, October 25, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gear, Jackson

Fatal Hunting Accident
Huntington Township Boy Died From Gunshot Wound
     The first fatality of the hunting season of 1914 took place Sunday when 16 year old Jackson Gear of near Alice, in Huntington township, accidently shot himself and died Monday night at the Holzer hospital of Gallipolis. Young Gear, who was a son of George Gear and wife, was out hunting Sunday afternoon with some companions.  He had no permit and seeing some persons approaching, hid his shotgun in some brush and leaves.  In recovering his gun after the parties had passed, he pulled the weapon toward him by the muzzle when the trigger caught and the charge was fired. The load of shot tore a large wound in the unfortunate young man's upper righe leg and penetrated the intestines. A portion of the charge also entered his chest on the right side.
     He was carried home and Dr. John Clark summoned. The boy's wounds were dressed and he was brought to the hospital at Gallipolis Monday noon. Here he lingered until the same evening about ten o'clock when he passed away. The body was prepared for burial here and taken home Tuesday by Dr.Colby Feltman and Undertaker Kerr Butler. The funeral services were held at the home of his parents Wednesday afternoon.

Gallia Times
Nov. 12, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Gee, Armiet Allen

     GALLIPOLIS - Armiet Allen Gee, 71, of 1934 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. Born in Gallia County, he was the son of George Moses and Mary Allen Thomas Gee. He was a graduate of Vinton High School and Ohio State University. He was a member of the Apostolic Church, and was a school bus driver for several years. He retired from the Gallipolis State Institute in 1969, where he was an attendant.
     He is survived by his wife, Gladys Blankenship Gee, a son, William L. Gee, Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. David (Lana) Chapman, Gallipolis; a sister, Mrs. Anna Bugge, Cincinnati; a brother, Richard Gee, Columbus; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at the Apostolic Church in Gallipolis with the Rev. Robert Scyoe of South Point and the Rev. Willard Blankenship of the Apostolic Church officiating.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Following the service at the Apostolic Church, the body will be taken to the Ebenezer Church for short services. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home any time today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
October 5, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gee, Clara [Goodman]

Mrs. Gee, 63, Dies At Home On Thursday
     Mrs. Clara Goodman Gee, 63, widow of Mack Gee, died at 5 p.m., Thursday at her home, 116 State St., rear. She was born in Wayne county, W. Va., on March 17, 1903, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Goodman. A son and daughter surviving are Andy Toler of Rt. 1 Bidwell and Mrs. Marie Allen of Ashville, N. C. There are five grandchildren, one of them Bobby and Mikie, a great grandson were living with Mrs. Gee.
Other survivors are a brother and two sisters, Thomas Goodman of Wayne county, W. Va., Mrs. George Ross of Huntington, and Mrs. Nick Bradshaw of Columbus.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McCoy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 23, 1966

Services Announced
     Services for Mrs. Clara Goodman Gee, 63, who died Thursday evening at her State Street home in Gallipolis have been changed to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Sunday Times Sentinel
December 25, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gee, Cloeen

Vinton Native Dies In Accident
     A young Worthington resident, whose parents were natives of Vinton, died as a result of an auto accident Sunday evening at High St., and Broadmeadow Blvd. She was Miss Cloeen Gee, 20, who lived at 5921 High St., Worthington.
     Miss Gee suffered chest injuries and died in University hospital at Columbus at 2 a.m., Monday. Her car hit a tree while she was on her way home after visiting a sister, Mrs. Jennie Ball, at 1321 Aberdeen Ave. She had returned from a trip to Florida and had been to her sister’s home to pick up a birthday present, as it was her anniversary.
     She had been employed as a bookkeeper for the Worthington Savings bank for two years following her graduation from Worthington High school in 1954. She was a member of the Linworth Methodist Church.
Her father is Clay Gee, who survives along with the sister. Her mother was the former Viola Hartsook, who preceded her in death in 1954.
     Services will be held in Worthington at the Corbin Funeral Home at 8 p.m., Wednesday. The body will then be brought to the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton, where services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday. Rev. D. Lloss will officiate and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Vinton funeral home Thursday morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 4, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gee, Emma

Elderly Widow Of Lloyd Gee Dead
Burial Here Tues.
     Mrs. Emma Gee, aged 89, widow of Lloyd Gee, died Saturday in Cleveland, according to a message received by Miss Fannie Mitchell. The body will be accompanied here Tuesday noon by her son, William Gee, former city mail carrier and long an influential factor in local politics. The other son, Herbert, and daughter, Lulu, and Mrs. Mabel Whiting, a niece, will motor here from Cleveland.
     Funeral services will be held at John Gee A.M.E. chapel, with Rev. Samuel Guilbeau, pastor, officiating. Burial in Pine street cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.
     The Gee family was an outstanding one among the colored folk of Gallipolis for a long time and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all citizens. Lloyd Gee, it will be recalled, was among those who perished when the steamer Kanawha sank more than 23 years ago. He was the boat's steward.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth April 2, 1850; date of death May 6, 1939; father Andrew Dillon; mother Lucy unknown.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cousins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page


Gee, George

     The funeral of Mr. George Gee was held at Mt. Tabor church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Mr. Gee passed away after an illness of several years. He had been a life long citizen of the Hartsook vicinity and he has endeared himself in the hearts of his neighbors and friends by his hearty co-operation and friendly spirit in the community.
     The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Denney with the Vinton I.O.O.F. No. 799 conducting their rites at the grave. Interment was made in Mt. Tabor cemetery with Undertaker H. K. Butler in charge.

[Note: Oct., 1860 - March 30, 1929]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
“News From Vinton Village”
Thursday, April 4, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gee, Robert

     Robert Gee, 74, 641 Clary Road, Jackson, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1908 in Gallia County, son of Charles and Jenny McCumber Gee, he was a retired miner and lumberman.
     He married Lura Russell, who survives, on April 13, 1932 at Gallipolis. Also surviving are two sons, Virgil and William (Bill) both of Jackson. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. A.B. Maloy officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Died March 31, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 1, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Geer, Tennie

     Miss Tennie Geer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Madison Geer, of Alice, died last Saturday, aged 20 years. The funeral occurred Monday at Willow Grove, burial at Franklin cemetery.

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


Geiger, Cora [Denney]

Mrs. Cora Geiger Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Cora Geiger, daughter of Mrs. George Denney of 4th Ave., died at her home in Columbus, Oct. 28, after a lingering illness. She was born in Gallipolis and besides her mother surviving relatives are her husband, two brothers, Harry and Vance of Columbus and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Curry of Newark, and Mrs. Tillie Donnally, of this city.
     The body arrived in Gallipolis Monday noon and was taken to her Mother’s home from where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery beside her father in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: 4/2/1886 - 10/28/1927, 41 yrs. 6 mos. 26 das. D/o George W. & Matilda E. Bashore Denney. Husband was William K. Geiger per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 31, 1927

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank our neighbors and many friends in the loss of our loved one, Mrs. Cora Geiger, also Rev. Anderson and Geo J. Wetherholt and Sons.
          Mrs. Geo. W. Denney and family; Also her husband, W. K. Geiger

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 2, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


George, Aaron N.

OBITUARY
George
     Aaron N. George, of Addison Township, departed this life June 22d, 1890. The subject of this sketch was born in the State of Massachusetts, July 23d, 1815, and departed this life June 22d, 1890, aged 74 years, 10 months and 29 days. He moved with his parents to this county when about the age of two years, and has resided in the county ever since. He was married to Mary Rife, Feb. 1st, 1838, and to this union (which lasted upward of 51 years) was born 10 children, seven sons and three daughters, all living but the oldest daughter, who departed this life Jan. 7, 1839.
     He professed faith in Christ and united with the Freewill Baptist Church a half century ago, and lived a consistent christian life. When asked 8 or 10 days previous to his death if he was willing and ready to die, he said that He was still trusting in the Saviour and believed that he would be saved. Although his sickness was long and painful, yet he bore up under it remarkably well, and to-day we believe that he is occupying that mansion that Christ said he would go and prepare for all that would accept Him.
     He had held various township offices and filled them with credit to himself, honor to his party and satisfaction to the people. He was an industrious farmer, a kind and affectionate father, good neighbor, always willing to help the poor and needy, and cared well for his own household. "And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."
     Funeral service held at the residence, conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton, of Rio Grande, Ohio.

[Note: Buried in Rife Cemetery, Addison Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 8, 1890
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page


George, Aurilla [Grover]

Mrs. Aurilla George
     Mrs. Aurilla George, 75, wife of Richard George, died at their home near Bidwell Sunday. She is survived by her husband, several children by a former marriage and three brothers. The funeral was Tuesday at Clark's Chapel.

[Note: Death Certificate..Aurilla Ester George was born Feb. 1, 1847; died Feb. 20, 1920. Parents: Nehemiah Grover and Sarah Hill. Burial Clark's Chapel in Morgan Township.]

Gallia Times
Feb. 26, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


George, Caddie [Lyman]

Mrs. George, 91, Claimed
     Mrs. Caddie Lyman George, 91, widow of Grant George, formerly of Addison twp., died at 2 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter in Cincinnati. She had been making her home there for the past 5 years.
     Mrs. George was born in this county on July 17, 1870, the daughter of the late Rush and Flora Davis Lyman. Her marriage to Grant George was an event of Dec. 25, 1890.
     A son and daughter survive, Dale George of North Carolina and Mrs. Florence Cruse, a teacher in the Reading schools. One brother, Clyde Lyman of Cleveland is another survivor.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton. Rev. Chester Lemley will officiate, and burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


George, Clarence F.

     GALLIPOLIS - Clarence F. George, 85, Grove City, formerly of Gallipolis, died Thursday, July 22, 1993 at Mount Carmel Medical Center West, Columbus.
     He was a principal at New Rome School and a teacher in the Gallipolis City Schools for 26 years, in addition to being a member of the Child Welfare Board. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Ohio and National Retired Teachers associations.
     He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Mary Thaxton George; one son, Stephen George of Scottsboro, Ala; one daughter, Sheila (Allan) Zinn of Grove City; two sisters, Esta Vollborn of Rio Grande, and Zella (Dale) Miller of Gallipolis; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jon Flint officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Schoedinger-Norris Funeral home in Grove City.

Gallipolis Newspaper
July 25, 1993
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


George, Edward Marcus

     Edward Marcus George, son of Williard and Juritia Kincaid George, was born January 9, 1873 and departed this life February 2, 1937 at the age of 64 years. He was born and reared in Addison Tp. and spent his entire life near the Bulaville Community.
     On Nov. 28, 1897 he married Miss Etta Swisher of Little Kyger. To this union was born eight children.
     He was a member of Campaign Baptist church, a charter member of Bulaville Grange and a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
     The paths that lead to fame and fortune held no attraction for him. He preferred to live the quiet peaceful life of the farmer, and being dilligent, industrious and far sighted, he was a successful farmer.Throughout the many years of his business dealings he earned a reputation for honesty which few can surpass.
     His devotion to his family was the greatest thing in his life. No hours were too long, or task too arduous when he was providing for his family. His happiest hours were those when his children and grandchildren were gathered around the home fireside. One of his last acts was to accompany two of his sons to work, as he was concerned for their safety and before leaving, he twice returned to the house to request his wife not to worry about them. The community has lost a valued and respected citizen. The family has lost a loving and devoted father.
     He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and the following children, Wilbur of Marysville, Alva of Bulaville, Mrs. Fred Root of Walbridge, Mrs. Dale Miller of Rio Grande, Clarence of Bulaville, and Esta and Harley at home. One son died in infancy. He is also survived by one brother, Q. E. George of Miami, Florida.

[Note: Buried in Rife cemetery in Addison Twp. 1873-1937]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 10, 1937
Submitted by great granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer


George, Eddie M.

     Eddie M. George, a well known resident of Addison tp., died suddenly this morning near his home atop a hill beyond Bulaville overlooking Campaign and Little Obielomauger. He and two sons, Alva and Harley, were on a wagon going after a load of hay when he was stricken. Death came before anything could be done for him, it is said.So far as known he had been feeling about as well as usual, but he had not been in normal health for a couple of years.
     Mr. George is survived by his wife, Etta Swisher George, a daughter of the late George N. Swisher of Little Kyger, and by the following children: Mrs. Fred Root, Walbridge, Ohio; Clarence, teaching at Bulaville; Mrs. Dale Miller, Rio Grande; Wilbur, teaching near Columbus; Harley and Esta, at home, and Alva, living in the same neighborhood.
     There are no sisters and but one brother, Ola George, Miami, Fla. Decedent was a nephew of Aaron George of this city.
     Mr. and Mrs. Eddie George were married Nov. 28, 1897, by Rev. Sam Fulton.
     Arrangements for the funeral which will be in charge of Elias Wetherholt have not been completed.

Gallipolis paper
February 1937
Submitted by great granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                  Top of Page


George, Elizabeth [Hancock]

Mrs. George Dead
     Mr. Aaron George of this city received word Monday evening that his sister-in-law, Mrs. Moses George, had died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Grossarth, at Denison, Ohio. Mrs. George was formerly a Miss Hancock and was born near Porter. She had been sick about a week. Her husband died some two months ago at their home in Milford Center, Ohio.

[Note: Death Certificate..Elizabeth George born Feb. 12, 1849 Uniontown, PA; died Dec. 16, 1922 Dennison, Tuscarawas, Ohio; aged 73 years 10 months and 4 days. Parents: Benjamin Hancock and Mary Doyle (both born PA). Cause of Death: Heart Exhaustion. Widow of Moses George who was born Sept. 14, 1847 in Ohio; died Oct. 8, 1922, Milford Center, Union County, Ohio; aged 74 years and 24 days. Parents: Aaron George (MA) and Mary Rife (OH). Cause of death: Gastric Carcinoma. Both buried Milford Center, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Times
Dec. 21, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


George, Ella May

DIED
     Ella May, daughter of Aaron S. and Augusta George, was born June 1, 1885, and died March 5th, 1891, aged 5 years, 8 months and 20 days. Her disease was scarlet fever and brain trouble. Her sickness was brief hence she only suffered a few short hours.
     Ella was of a bright and cheerful disposition, and her candid and social manner endeared her to all who knew her. The brightest flowers are often the first to decay, so our fondest hopes are often the first to be blasted. Being the oldest of the family and of such very interesting attractions, only those who have passed through the same ordeal can fully understand the deep sorrow which pervades the home she has left, and feel and bestow real sympathy to the bereaved parents. "But the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Ella is at reast. There is another one added to the number already standing in heaven's window to beckon you to come home, and if she could whisper to you would say, weep not. Funeral services conducted by Rev. W.G.Fulton. Text; "But men see not the bright light that is in the cloud."                        Com.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 24, 1891
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


George, Ettie R.

     Mrs. Ettie R. George, 82, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence George, 562 Second Ave., at 2:30 p.m., Thursday. She had come to the son's home from a daughter's at Rio Grande over two weeks ago to be close to medical care. Her health started to decline last Easter and for a period she was a patient at Holzer hospital.
     Mrs. George was a native of Cheshire twp., where she was born on Aug. 18, 1874, the daughter of the late George N. and Lucina King Swisher. She received her early schooling in that township and spent her lifetime in that area and Addison twp. She was united in marriage to Edward M. George and he preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1937. At the time of his death they operated a farm in Addison twp., in the Bulaville community.
     To this union eight children were born. One son died in infancy and the sons and daughter who survive are Clarence, a Gallipolis teacher; Harley, who operates a farm on the Bulaville Rd.; Wilbur N., of Marysville, Alva of Sunbury, Mrs. Fred (Alma) Root, of near Kanauga, Mrs. Dale (Zella) Miller and Mrs. Harland (Esta) Vollhorn, both of Rio Grande. There are 21 grand and 14 great grandchildren.
Mrs. George was a member of the Bulaville Christian church and had been a member of the Farm Bureau and the Bulaville Grange.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller's Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Saturday. Rev. Luther Tracy of Rio Grande will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. E. C. Venz. Burial will be in the Rife cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m., Friday.

[Note: died on August 22, 1956]

Gallipolis Tribune
August 9, 1956
Submitted by great granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                  Top of Page


George, Eva

     GEORGE - Eva, an only daughter of Wm. And Juritta George, died at their home in Addison Tp., April 25, aged almost 8 years. Her disease was rheumatism of the heart, with which she suffered some weeks before she found relief in death, which always comes veiled in mystery and draped in sadness. But this dispensation has peculiar elements of sorrow.
     A brief earthly life of an only daughter, radiant while it lasted with hope, and to human view full of promise for the future, has closed. Eva, was a sweet child, born of a loving and gentle nature. She was dearly loved by all. May the blessing of Heaven rest upon her parents in their sorrow and loneliness, and upon their home, where her absence will be most felt. She has only gone to Him, who said, “Suffer little children to come, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven”.
     Funeral at the Addison Town-house conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton, which was largely attended by sorrowing and sympathizing friends. F.J.W.

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


George, Gola Lee

Addison Twp. Native Is Dead
     Gola Lee George, 48, a native of Addison twp. died Monday at 7:15 p.m. in University Hospital, Columbus. He had been a patient since the middle of November. George spent his early years in the Bulaville neighborhood and removed to Columbus 13 years ago. His Columbus address was 591 Harmon Ave., and he was an employe of the U. S. Army depot.
     He was the son of the late James J. and Jane Lambert George and is survived by one sister and four brothers. One sister preceded him in death. He was born at Bulaville on May 13, 1913. The surviving sister and brothers are Mrs. Jesta Swisher of Bulaville, James, Allen and Roy of Columbus and Gene of Bethel, Conn. His wife, Glenna and a son, Robert, also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at the Bulaville church Friday at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in the Rife cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. A Columbus minister will officiate. Friends may call at Miller’s Wednesday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 6, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


George, Hiram D.

     GEORGE - Hiram D. George, formerly of Gallia Co, Ohio, after a long and painful illness of seven months, from the effects of paralysis, died at his late residence near Harrisonville, Cass Co, Mo, Sept 30th, 1884, at 6 o’clock a m, aged 71 years and 3 months. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. D. Pearce of Harrisonville, assisted by Rev. Richard Boston of Springfield, Ohio.
     Mr. George was born in Hancock Co, Maine, June 30th, 1813, emigrated with his parents from the State of Maine in 1817, to Gallipolis, Ohio. His parents settled and improved the land upon which the town of Addison is now located. Being among the early settlers of that portion of the country [sic], he was accustomed to all the hardships and privations of a pioneer life.
     He was married to Miss Julia A. Fulton, Jan 1st, 1835, who with six children are left to mourn his loss. He was loved and esteemed most by those who knew him best, always ready and willing to labor in the advancement of society, giving his heart to God in youth and connecting himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1835; he led a long and devoted Christian life until summoned to the Church Triumphant.
C. Watson

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, October 9, 1884
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


George, James J.

     James J. George,75, 172 E. Alcott Avenue, Columbus, died Friday in University Hospital, Columbus.
Born Jan. 26, 1908, in Gallia County, son of the late James and June Lambert George, he was a machinist.
     Surviving are three daughters, Gertrude Stewart of Gallipolis, Hazel McCreary of Portsmouth and Sandra Lee Lykins of Columbus, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchldren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Rife Cemetery, near Bulaville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.

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


George, Juritta

Death of Mrs. George
     Mrs. Juritta George, wife of William George, of Bulaville, died Saturday afternoon. She had been a great sufferer for months with cancer. Her funerals services were held today,Monday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton. She was a faithful member of Campaign F.W. B. Church. She leaves a husband and two sons, Ola, of Columbus, and Eba, of Addison, to mourn her death with two sisters Mrs. Orlando Leonard and Mrs. Thomas Reece, of Addison township, and three brothers and two sisters in the west.

[Note: Buried in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday -- 5 July 1901
Contributed by great-granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart                                         Top of Page


George, Kay Luella

     Kay Luella George, 42, a resident of Rt. 2, Vinton, died in Holzer Medical Center at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Funeral arrangements will be announced by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 12, 1979

     GALLIPOLIS - Kay Luella George, 42, a resident of Rt. 2, Vinton, died in Holzer Medical Center at 9: a.m. Friday She was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Glass County, W. Va., daughter of Hazanna Hinkley Harris, who survives, and the late Ernest Paul Harris.
     She married Arthur George on Sept. 13, 1958, in Vinton. He survives, along with one daughter, Starlet Kay, at home. One son, David Lee, preceded her in death. Two brothers and two sisters survive: Julian Harris, Lorain, Ohio; Ernest Paul Harris, Rt. 2, Vinton; Jean Carroll, Rand, W. Va., and Hope of Detroit, Michigan.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Morgan Center Mission with Rev. Ralph Spires officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton on Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 14, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


George, Margaret [Vance]

     Mrs. Margaret George, a highly respected lady of Bidwell, died last Saturday aged about 71 years. Mrs. George had been in declining health for some time, but no one thought the end was so near. Mrs. George was the widow of the late Benjamin George, has been a resident of Bidwell for over 20 years and left a number of adult children to mourn the irreparable loss of a mother. She was loved by all and leaves a host of sorrowing relatives and friends who extend their deepest sympathy.

[Note: from stone born February 24, 1842; died October 5, 1913 Pine Grove Cemetery Morgan Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
October 10, 1913 Vol. 95 No. 41
Transcirbed by Irene Blamer                                                                           Top of Page


George, Mary [Vance]

Mrs. E. George Dies At Morgan
Rites To Be Held There At 2 P.M. Sunday
     Mary Vance George, wife of Ell George, died at 4 o’clock this morning at their home in Morgan Center. She had been critically ill a week and death was due to a heart ailment.
     Decedent was a daughter of Thomas and Eliza Wildman Vance and was born May 3, 1870. Hence, she was in her 74th year. Mr. and Mrs. George were married in 1931. They have no children, but Mrs. George is survived by these brothers and sisters: Charles George and Mrs. Eva Ralston, Vinton; William and Edgar George, Marion; Mrs. Dora Clark, Grove City; Homer George, Bucyrus.
     Funeral will be conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Morgan Center Christian Church of which Mrs. George was a member. Rev. Bert Snyder will officiate. Interment will be made in Vance Cemetery by Butler-McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 20, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


George, Mina Mae [Eakins]

Mrs. George Claimed Here Early Today
     Mrs. Mina Mae Eakins George, 81, a resident of Vinton, died in Holzer hospital at 9 a.m. today. She had been a patient there for only a few days. Mrs. George was born in Morgan twp., on Feb. 20, 1879, the daughter of the late James L. and Liddy Graves Eakins. Her marriage to Jacob Vance George took place at Morgan Center on Sept. 12, 1897 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1950.
     Children who survive are Ralph George, with whom she made her home and Charles Ray, both of Vinton, Raymond W. of Marion, Mrs. Ida Gail Chamberlain of Columbus, and Mrs. Vada Fravel of Pataskala. Two sons, Wally and Victor preceded her in death. There are 20 grandchildren.
     Mrs. George was a member of the Morgan Center church. The body is at the McCoy Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, February 18, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


George, Ollie B.

GEORGE
     Mrs. Charles George died last Friday, April 10, 1903, after a long illness with lung trouble. She was about 25 years of age and leaves a husband, two boys and a girl of tender years to mourn her untimely death. She was a daughter of Joseph and Fannie Rife and was a most estimable lady and her death will be a source of regret to many friends. The interment occurred at the Rife graveyard.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


George, Sidney D.

OBITUARY
     Sidney D. George, son of John D. and Sarah George, was born at Addison, Gallia County, Ohio, April 5, 1857, and departed this life, November 14, 1922, aged 65 years,7 months and 9 days. He was one of a family of six children, namely: Lon George, deceased, Florence George, deceased, Misses Viola and Laura George both of Addison, and a brother, John V. George of Sedro Wooly, Washington, survive him.
     He was united in marriage to Miss Eva Clark, who with their son D. Minturn, is left overwhelmed with grief to mourn the great loss of a husband and father. His early life was spent battling for an education. He began teaching at 19 years of age and taught 44 years in succession, spending almost his entire life for the education and uplifting of humanity. He held certificates of high honor, served as a member of the board of county examiners, was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias of Vinton, and was a member of the teachers' honorary retirememt list, and an ambitious, energetic progressive citizen in all its phases. He was a faithful friend and a good neighbor and will be sadly missed in his own home community as well as by the public which he has served so faithfully.
     He was a firm believer in God; a Universalist in belief. He was retired a short time only, being afficted with asthma which affected his heart, and the death angel suddenly called him home.
Burial to be in Clark Chapel cemetery in Morgan Twp.

Oh, spirit, freed from bondage,
Rejoice thy work is done!
The weary world is 'neath thy feet
Thou brighter than the sun!

Awake and breathe the living and
Of our celestial chime!
Awake to love which knows no change.

Gallipolis Times
Nov. 14, 1922
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


George, Viola

Viola George Dies at Addison in 82nd Year
     Miss Viola V. George, 82, died at the home of her nearest neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Berry just a short distance above Addison at about 4 o’clock this morning. She had been cared for there since her illness from dropsy had become critical a few weeks ago. Her home was the first place below J. R. Swisher home and she was the daughter of John D. George and a sister of the late Sydney and John J. George, who are remembered as school teachers. A sister, Laura of Baltimore, survives.
     Miss George spent many years in Louisville, Ky., but returned to her native heath about 15 years ago and had been almost an invalid for the last year or more. Funeral services will be held at the Addison M. E. Church at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial in the Reynolds Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 1, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gerlach, Emma [Call]

Gerlach Rites
     Mrs. Emma Call Gerlach, aged 79 years, died shortly before midnight last night at her home back of Bladen. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Mercerville Baptist church by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley.

[Note: from death record: b 11 Aug 1862, d 6 Oct 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
October 7, 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page


Gerlach, Mabel [Jacobs]

Ex-Gallia Teacher Claimed
     Mrs. Mabel Gerlach, 81, a resident of Vinton, died at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy around 9 p.m. Sunday. She was born June 24, 1889, in Nebraska, daughter of the late Ira W. and Emma Jacobs. She married Cline Gerlach in Vinton on Dec. 16, 1913. He preceded her in death in 1961.
     For many years Mrs. Gerlach was a teacher in the Gallia County Schools System. Later, she and her husband operated a grocery store in Vinton. She is survived by Peggy Stevens, whom she helped raise, and with whom she made her home. Several nieces and nephews survive.
     She was a member of the Vinton United Methodist church and the WSCS. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 1, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gettles, C. C.

Civic Leader Used is one Strength in Past-Flood Crisis
Was Native of Madison County, Ohio, And Engineer And Contractor
Funeral Set For 10 O'Clock Monday -Burial at Frankfurt, O.

     C. C. Gettles, president of the Gallipolis chamber of commerce, died quite suddenly at about 8:30 o'clock this morning at his home on Fourth ave. Ill only since Tuesday, though in failing health for many months, his passing greatly shocked members of his family, his physician in the community generally. After strenuous activities of the past two weeks in connection with the flood director, Mr. Gettles went to his physician, Dr. Leo, on Tuesday, the latter said morning. He explained of "feeling tough "and after examination which revealed his left and only lung the widely involved man was ordered to bed immediately.
     Several years ago that ailing man had his other lung collapsed and floated in antiseptic oil, his doctor said he had been urged to refrain from exerting himself in the relief activities but, knowing that he had only a few years to live at best, told those close to him that he preferred to pass his last days in usefulness rather than idleness if possible.
     Though he had lived here comparably few years, Mr. Gettles' was soon accorded a high, [something I can't read], and his varied experiences in that role. He was a man of pleasing address and of commanding stature.
Hence, when the present Chamber of Commerce was organized a year ago, there was a motion for him for leadership, he became the first president of that organization and not only gave to his duties and opportunities the full measure of devotion, but stayed on the job during the flood. When his intimates including members of the medical profession, insisted he should withdraw and take a needed rest.
     Clare Coleman Gettles was born on a farm in Madison County, this state, October 26, 1830. He was one of the four children born to Mr. Mrs. Charles Gettles, now living at Frankfurt, Ohio. His twin brother died at the age of 24 years and a sister died two years ago, but there is one surviving brother, Harlan of Cincinnati.
Clare C. attended Lebanon normal school and then spent several years with surveying parties in Virginia. He engaged in bridge construction under contractor Wiley of Frankfort. Later he served as superintendent in the construction of bridges at Cape Guardian, Mo., and at Vicksburg.
     His important assignments included supervision of dam work at Kittanning, Pa., and Felicity, Ohio. As representative of the United Engineering Co. in 1931 he came here and was [unreadable] with M. T. Epling in the Submarine Contracting Co., which did rock drilling in river channels near Louisville and at Kittanning.
March 3, 1933 he and Helen Edna Arnold of the city, united in marriage. She was a teacher then and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Arnold, the mother being the proprietor of the Park Central Hotel.
     Mr. Gettles' health failed soon after his marriage. He had contracted tuberculosis. He entered Rocky Glen sanitarium at McConnellsville, remaining there nearly 2 years. On December 21, 1935 a baby boy was born to them – now a comely, attractive child – [unreadable]. They lived at Fourth Avenue in property belonging to Mr. D. D. Mead and once the home of the late J. Carter.
     Mr. Gettles became keenly interested in various organizations designed to [unreadable] city a better place to live in. He was a member of Grace M. E. Church, an active figure in St. John's Bible class, also an active historian, and vice president of the Gallia County Automobile Club. He belonged to the Blue Lodge of [unreadable] and the Scottish Rite at Evansville, Indiana. He helped to organize the Kiwanis Club of Chillicothe.
Lately, as already noted, served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and head of the Red Cross Disaster Unit. He was a member of the county and district engineering societies.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday at Grace M. E. Church, with Rev. H. H. Wilbur in charge. The body is now at the Ellis Wetherholt Funeral Home. It will lie in state at the church for an hour before the funeral. Then the body will be conveyed to Frankfort, where further services will be conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge there, and where interment will be made.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 5, 1937
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Ghrist, J. Creighton

J. Creighton Ghrist
     J. Creighton Ghrist, 68, Monroeville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 at his residence. Born in Gallipolis, son of the late Frank Columbus and Mary Wells Ghrist, he had lived in Monroeville since coming from Delaware, Ohio, in 1963. He established EHOVE at Milan, Ohio, in 1966, retiring from there in 1982.
A 1947 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, he graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1951, and earned his master's degree at Ohio State University in 1956.
     He was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ, Monroeville. He served on the Fisher Titus Hospital Board and was a member of the Huron Board of Education and EHOVE. He was a member of the OEA, NEA and OSBA, was a 25-year member of the Althea Chapter 438, Order of the Eastern Star, and a 33-year member of Roby Lodge 534, F & AM, Monroeville. He was honorary chairman of the United Way in 1995 and a mentor for the Ohio Hospital Association. He was a co-establisher of Temporary Professional Services for the educational community. EHOVE dedicated The Creighton Ghrist Adult Center in his honor on Oct. 2, 1991.
     Surviving are his wife, Joan S. Ghrist, whom he married Aug. 7, 1950; and a son, Jim Ghrist of Louisville, Ky. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gaynard Ghrist.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Jump Funeral Home, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville, with the Rev. Wayne Chasney of United Church of Christ, Monroeville, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
     Eastern Star Services will be conducted in the funeral home at 8 tonight, followed by Masonic services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ, Monroeville, Ohio 44847, or to EHOVE, Milan, Ohio 44846.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Ghrist, Mary Jane [Earwood]

Death of Mrs. Ghrist
     It is with great regret that we record the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Ghrist, wife of Capt. C. C. Ghrist. The sad event occurred Monday afternoon June 8, 1903, at 3:15. Her funeral services will be conducted at her late home on Locust Street, Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock, most probably by Rev. John W. Porter. The burial will be by Wetherholt at the Earwood burying ground at Thevenin, the friends leaving with the remains    Thursday morning at 8 o’clock.
     Mrs. Ghrist was the daughter of the late Nathan and Ida Earwood, and was born June 23, 1848, and was reared a farmer’s daughter. She was united in marriage with Capt. Ghrist May 24, 1866, and became the mother of Nathan of Coraopolis, Pa., O. P., of Hamburg, Iowa; Peter W., of Jackson, O., Mrs. Frank Stein, of New Orleans; Millard C., John S., and Nellie, of Gallipolis; William D., of Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Leo Burke, of Washington C. H., and three children who preceded her. She left brothers Ampuda, of Parkersburg, and Albert and Timothy of Modale, Iowa, and Perry, Shenandoah, Iowa. One sister died 28 years ago.
Her children Nathan, Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Stein, William, Peter, John and Millard and her brother, Ampuda, are here to pay their last respects to a devoted mother and sister.
     She was a good devoted Christian woman and was a member of the Christian Church from girlhood. She had been ill for nine long months--months of suffering and anguish yet alleviated by the kindest attentions a devoted husband and family could bestow. She anticipated the certain end long ago, her trouble being of the stomach complicated with other serious ailments. She was, however, not afraid to go. She had fed the hungry and clothed the naked, and lived every day righteously. She was sitting up in bed fully conscious, fell back and passed peacefully away.
     She had been a resident with her family of this city for 18 years. She and husband being in charge of the Union Hotel for 12 years and the Ecker House for 4 years and was widely known, and wherever known had friend. The pall bearer who will consign her to the grave will be her five sons and son-in-law, Mr. Stein. The thanks of the family are tendered to all who have shown her and them kindness during her long illness and at her death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 9, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ghrist, Millard G.

Millard C. Ghrist Died Tuesday
Was Veteran of Spanish War and Well Known Resident of City
     Millard C. Ghrist, well known Spanish War soldier, died at his home in this city early Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1930, after a year's illness.
     He is survived by his wife and children Mrs. Mary Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; Frank, Ernest and Misses Edith and Lucille Ghrist, all of this city.
     He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. C.C. Ghrist and leaves two brothers, Peter and John Ghrist, both of Jackson County.
     The funeral will be at his late home Thursday at 3 p.m., burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate shows: Millard Creighton born Oct. 1, 1874; died Dec. 23, 1930 age 56 years, 2 months and 22 days...Father Columbus C. Ghrist and mother Mary Earwood.]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 23, 1930
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Ghrist, Vivian

Death of Vivian Ghrist
     Vivian Ghrist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Christ, died Friday evening, May 30, 1924.  She leaves her parents, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Lloyd Thompson of Huntington, Misses Edith and Lucille Ghrist and Frank and Ernest of this city. Funeral services will be held at the home of her brother Frank Ghrist on Second Avenue at 2 p. m. Sunday with burial at Mound Hill by Geo. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: born Oct. 12, 1909.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday May 31, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Gibbons, Henrietta H.    [Guthrie]

     Henrietta H., wife of Rev. Wm. H. Gibbons of the Ohio Conference, and daughter of Truman and Hannah Guthrie of Gallia County, Ohio, died at the parsonage in Coolville, Ohio, June 26, 1881.
     She was born in Gallia County, September 18, 1840, and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Clay Chapel on Swan Creek Circuit, in 1859 under the ministry of Rev. A. G. Byers. She dated her conversion from a camp meeting held on Gallipolis Circuit in 1858. She was married on July 4th, 1864, and for nearly seventeen years endured the trials and enjoyed the triumphs, with her husband of an itinerant life. Her religious life was one of patient and cheerful trustfulness. She appeared never to be greatly exalted in her emotional nature, neither was she depressed, but with calm unwavering confidence she held on her course unto the end- her path was that of the just which “is as a shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Said a friend: “Her religion consisted more in principle and practice than in emotion and profession.” She was greatly beloved by her friends and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew her. She was affable and kind, true and generous, and she made her home pleasant by her cheerfulness and hospitality. In her the heart of her husband and friends could safely confide.
     Her death resulted from the valvular disease of the heart, from which she had suffered much for a number of years, but had suffered patiently. Her last sickness lasted for more than four months. During much of this time her suffering was very great but she bore it all with Christian patience. At times she had a deep serene peace and was even joyful. A few days before her death when asked whom she wanted to meet first upon heavenly shore, she said, “I want to see my Savior first, for he has done more for me than all my friends.” For about three weeks of her illness she was in a state of partial unconsciousness, but during the last six weeks of her life her mind was in the main unclouded. A few hours before her death she sank into a state of unconsciousness from which she did not rally, but peacefully and without pain passed away to her eternal rest.
     Rev. T. H. Monroe, Presiding Elder of Gallipolis District, writes concerning Sister Gibbons: “For three years I had her acquaintance, and I formed a favorable opinion of her as an excellent wife, mother, and itinerant. Brother Gibbons sustains a great loss.”
     She leaves four children, bereaved of a tender and judicious mother. Her remains were taken to the home of her youth where she was buried among her kindred at Clay Chapel. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. T. H. Monroe, L. C. Haddox, and C. F. Creighton.
     Through all this great trial of affliction Brother Gibbons has had the earnest sympathy of the members of his charge and of the community, and his many friends in his former charges.

                                  May abundant grace sustain him.
                                               Henry Gortner

Scrapbook
Died June 26, 1891
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


Gibeaut, Mary [Perry]

     Mary Elizabeth Gibeaut, 62, of 110 State Street., Gallipolis, died at 3 a.m. in Holzer Hospital Saturday following a long illness. Mrs. Gibeaut, an elementary teacher in the Gallipolis City Schools, was born in West Virginia on Jan. 27, 1905, daughter of the late J. C. and Wilsie Souder Perry. She was one of five children. One sister, Mrs. Olive Fain, Hamden, survives.
     She married E. E. Gibeaut, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1959. One son, Donald, an attorney at Pataskala, O., survives.
     Mrs. Gibeaut was a member of the Church of Christ on Garfield Ave., Kappa Gamma Society, French City Garden Club and the Kanauga CIC.
     Services will be held Monday at the Church of Christ with Rev. Gary Vaught officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, April 2, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Gibert, John Gordon

J. Gordon Gibert
     Dr. John Gordon Gibert, Sr., 77, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Sunday, September 18, 1994, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born June 24, 1917, in Flint, Mich.
     He graduated from medical school at the University of Cincinnati. During World War II, Dr. Gibert trained and practiced as a surgeon. Following the war, he set up a private general practice in Gallipolis.
During his stay in Gallipolis, Dr. Gibert was active in numerous civic and fraternal organizations. He served on the city school board for 13 years, and was team physician for the Gallia Academy High School football squad for several years. He was a trustee of the First United Presbyterian Church, served on a number of boards of financial institutions, and helped finance several local businesses.
     During the 1960's, he worked with senior Ohio State University medical students exploring the field of family medicine while actively working toward the merger of the Gallipolis Clinic and Holzer Hospital.
He closed his private practice in 1969, and joined the student health center at Ohio University where he was active in sports medicine. He also started a sex education program at OU.
     In 1972, Dr. Gibert moved to the student health center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he worked until his retire- [portion of obituary missing from printed copy] wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Gibert; one brother, Ralph Gibert; one sister, Francis G. Blackwood; four children, John G. Gibert, Jr., of Fayetteville, Ark; Frank B. Gibert, of Waianae, Hawaii; Stephanie Gibert of Tucson; Marie G. Eberly of Denver, and five grandchildren.
     Dr. Gibert willed his body to the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Due to the state of health of his wife, the family has elected to hold a joint memorial service in early 1995. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Gibert's name to the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona, University of Cincinnati, or to a favorite health-related charity.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 22, 1994
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                   Top of Page


Gibson, Albert

A SAD DEATH
     Albert Gibson aged about 88 years living alternatley since his majority in Lawrence and Gallia Counties, Ohio and in West Va., died Monday morning in the infirmary here. He moved from West Va. to this county about three years ago and lived on the farm of Mr. H.J. Beardsley in Green township until sometime last fall when he returned to West Virginia. He had not been well for some time, having had the grippe before leaving this county, and from which he never recovered, and which was supposed to be the cause of his death. On account of continued sickness he was unable to provide for himself, wife and three small children, and they were all brought to the Infirmary about two weeks ago. Superintendent Mossman had two of the children to the children's home and the widow and other child remain at the Infirmary. The remains were buried by Undertakers Hayward & Son in Mound Hill cemetery, Monday evening.

From the Gallipolis Daily Paper
20 June 1893
By Great Grandaughter,
Reda Gibson Fowler                                                                                      Top of Page


Gibson, Fannie [Jeffers]

IN MEMORIAM
     Mrs. Fannie Gilbson, nee Jeffers was born in Clay township, Gallia county, Ohio, December 8, 1830; died August 9, 1889, in this city, aged 59 years 8 months and one day. Her sickness was of long duration, lasting over eight months. She bore it with great patience and without murmuring and fell asleep in Jesus.
     She leaves seven children -- six sons and one daughter, of whom all are grown. Her conversation showed that her heart was fixed on God and that she was ready to depart and dwell with Christ. The one thought prominent in her mind and always present was that of going home, soon being home. Her physician, D. A. Howell, was eminent and attentive, and did all in his power, but her time had come and the servant was ready.
     She was an exceedingly good mother, which made her children exceedingly good; they never forsook nor neglected her in one instance. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church at the age of 13 years, and has ever since lived in the faith, a model woman and mother.
     Her funeral was conducted from the M. E.Church by the Rev. Moncure of the Episcopal Church, and was attended by a large concourse of friends, testifying their respect for the departed and their sympathy for the sorrowing children.

     (Lines for the children)

Gallipolis Journal
August 14, 1889 page 3 column 3
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Gibson, Fred

DIED
     Gibson - In this city, after two years of much suffering, Mr. Fred Gibson. He quietly passed away at the home of his mother in this city, April 28, 1887, in his 29th year. He contracted his disease about six years ago in Colorado while carrying the U. S. mail on horseback a distance that required from three to five days over mountains and plains, where white men could seldom be found.  While so engaged he had often to hide from the Indians. The duties of his office required much pluck and courage.
 
Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 18, 1887
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Gibson, Isaiah Vanzant (Zade)

Zade Gibson, 76, Dies In Hospital
Funeral Services Set For 2 P. M. Wednesday
     Isaiah Vanzant (Zade) Gibson, 76, who had been feeling worse than usual for the past few weeks, died in Holzer Hospital around 8 o’clock Sunday evening. He had been in the hospital since Tuesday. Mr. Gibson was born March 15, 1875, to the late John C. and Elizabeth Holston Gibson and spent his entire lifetime in Gallipolis. He was a moulder, working at the various foundries here for many years, and then he became a painter.
     He was twice married, to his first wife, Miss Mary Elizabeth Broyles, July 4, 1902, by the Rev. John Porter. They were the parents of eight children, two dying in infancy and a daughter, Mary, who died in 1933. Mrs. Gibson died several years ago and he married Miss Minnie Starr, Huntington, in November 1933. No children were born to the second union.
     In addition to his widow, Mr. Gibson is survived by these children: Mrs. James (Artie) Ellis, who lives in California; John, Butler, Pa.; William, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. William (Irene) Herrick, and Garland Gibson, Columbus. Two brothers, Roe and Simon Gibson, Chillicothe Rd., also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Woodrow North, lay minister, officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home, where friends may call any time after noon today until time of the services.

[Note: Buried as Zade Gibson in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 30, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gibson, Mary Molly [Hodges]

MRS. GIBSON DIES
     Mrs. Dallas Gibson, mention of whose serious illness with pneumonia has been made in the Tribune, died about noon today. The Gibsons came here from Hurricane,WVa more than a decade ago and purchased the Robert Wadell farm in Green township where they had made their home. Because of early press time on Saturday particulars of Mrs Gibson's family connections or of the funeral could not be learned. Several children and the husband survive.

[follow up obit, probablly the 21st]

MRS DALLAS GIBSON IS BURIED TODAY AT MOUND HILL
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Molly Gibson, who died Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at her home in Green township, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Mt Zion M.E. church with the Rev. J.L. Stephenson officiating. Interment followed at Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of A. E. Tope.
     Mrs Gibson had been ill only a short time and pneumonia was the cause of her death . She was the wife of Dallas Gibson and was born in Hurricane, WVa. the daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Irwin Hodges. She was in her 46th year. In addition to the husband, five sons and four daughters survive; Evie of Marion, Wayne, Archie, Ronald, Donald, Betty, Lorene, Jewell, and Beulah at home. She also leaves four brothers and a sister Charles, Frank, L.O., and Elihu Hodges, and Mrs Anna Morris.

Gallipolis Daily Times
19 Feb 1938
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page


Gibson, Minnie R.

Mrs. Gibson Dies At 84
     Mrs. Minnie R. Gibson, 84, a resident of 115 Garfield Ave., died in Holzer hospital at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. She had been admitted at 7 a.m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health in recent weeks, and her illness followed a stroke.
     She was a native of Mason county, W. Va., where she was born on Aug. 9, 1873. Most of her later life was spent in Gallipolis, where she made her home with her late daughter, Mrs. Anna Mayes, who died several months ago.
     Mrs. Gibson was twice married. Her first was to Benjamin Halley, who preceded her in death. They were the parents of six children, and three daughters who survive are Mrs. Denver (Mary) Brown of Gallipolis, Mrs. Edith Johnson of West Hamlin, W. Va., and Mrs. Goldie Duncan of Huntington. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and a half-brother, Charles Nibert of Columbus. Her second marriage was to Isaac Gibson who preceded her. Others who preceded her in death were two sons.
     She was of the Baptist faith, but had in recent years attended the Garfield Avenue Church of God.      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. H. McDonough will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 15, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Gibson, Verna

     VINTON - Mrs. Verna Gibson, 38, Vinton Route 2, died Friday in Holzer Hospital. Her only survivor is her husband, Vernon, with whom she moved to the Vinton area two years ago from Columbus. They had no children. She was a native of West Virginia.
     Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Vernon McCoy Funeral Home, with burial in Brush Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
January 17, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gilbert, [Abraham] Lacey

Lacey Gilbert Buried
     GALLIPOLIS - Lacey Gilbert, 81, who died at his home in Columbus, was buried Saturday in Centenary Cemetery beside the grave of his first wife, Luella Northup.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 29, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gilbert, Betty [Rader]

Death Ends Long Illness of Mrs. Gilbert
     Mrs. Betty Rader Gilbert, 55, wife of Silas E Gilbert, died Tuesday evening at the family home following a long period of failing health. For the past few weeks friends had known that her condition was hopeless.
     Mrs. Gilbert was the daughter of the late G.H. and Elizabeth Harrington Rader and was born in Gallia County and spent her life here. Surviving in addition to the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ted Keller and Miss Helen Gilbert and two grandchildren at home, a brother, George A. Rader and two sisters, Miss Emma Rader and Mrs. Herber Howard, all of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at her late home by Rev. J.V. stone. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate--Mary Elizabeth Gilbert born March 2, 1876 Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio; died October 13, 1931 in Gallipolis; 55 years, 7 months and 11 days of age.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 14, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Gilbert, Lacy [James]

     Mrs. Lacy Gilbert, of Northup, died Tuesday night of consumption, aged about twenty-six years and leaving two children.  The funeral services were held this Thursday morning at Centenary, by Rev. John W. McCormick, burial following at Centenary by Wetherholt.  Mrs. Gilbert was the daughter of the late Wm. James, a successful school teacher and one of the best of women. [sic]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 01, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Gilbert, Mary

Death of Mrs. Mary Gilbert
     Mrs. Mary Gilbert, a highly esteemed lady of Northup, this county, died at her home on Friday night of last week, January 6, 1899. She was the wife of the late Abraham Gilbert, and was 72 years of age. The funeral and burial took place at Northup on Sunday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 14, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page        


Gilbert, Mary

     Died, in Harrison township, June 26th, 1866, Mrs. Mary Gilbert, in the 80th year of her age. The deceased was a native of New Jersey. She came to Gallia county in the year 1817. She was a consistent member of the M.E. Church for 59 years, and a bible christian. May her children meet her in heaven.

[Note: Buried in Rose Cemetery in Green Township]

The Gallipolis Journal
August 30, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gilbert, Samantha

Gilbert
     Died - On the 26th day of March, 1875, Mrs. Samantha Gilbert, wife of Mr. Theodore Gilbert, in the 42d year of her age.

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


Gilbert, Silas E.

Gilbert Funeral At 3 P.M. Sunday
     Funeral services for Silas E. Gilbert will be conducted by Rev. J.E. Hakes at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home of G.J. Wetherholt and Sons. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body was brought here late Friday. Friends may call to view the features after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.
     In yesterday's account of the death of this native and prominent Gallia Countian, mention was made only of the first marriage of Mr. Gilbert.
     His first wife was Gertie Rose, who died soon after their marriage in 1898. On April 21, 1901, he married Mary E. Rader, a daughter of G.H. and Victoria Harrington Rader. She was the mother of his two daughters, Mrs. Ted Keller and Mrs. Laurence Myers and she died in the early 1930s.

[Note: stone 1877-1946. Death Certificate born Jan. 24, 1877 in Gallia County; died Oct 18, 1946 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; 69 years, 8 months and 19 days. Parents Theodore Gilbert and Mary Ellen Martin.]

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


Giles, Wanda J.

Wanda J. Giles
     Wanda J. Giles, 64, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1995 in Holzer Medical Center. Born May 8, 1931 in Meigs County, daughter of Evenly M. Thomas of Gallipolis, and the late Walter B. Thomas, who died in 1954, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She retired from the Ohio Bell Co. after 28 years of service. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
     Surviving are her husband, Joseph G. Giles, whom she married March 25, 1961 in Gallipolis; two brothers, Wendell (Lois) Thomas of Gallipolis, and Roger C. Thomas of LaPorte, Texas; two nephews, David W. Thomas of Columbus, and Gregory A. Thomas of Livermore, Calif.; and two great-nephews and two great-nieces.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Archie Conn and Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
     Pallbearers will be Tom Gooch, Jack Jeffers, David W. Thomas, Jeff Haner, Roger Hood and Jerry Frazier. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Gallipolis Newspaper
Date Not Known
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Gilfilen, Bonita

     Bonita Gilfilen, 60, died at 6:30 a.m. today at Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health for several years. She retired from the Gallipolis State Institute in 1976.
     She was born June 14, 1917, in Gallia County to the late Fred Dulaney and the former Nellie Lawrence. After the death of her father, her mother married the late Tom Adams, who raised her.
     She is survived by her husband, Charles, whom she married Feb. 28, 1941; a son, Fred Erwin, Kanauga, a daughter, Mrs. Joan Ross, Cincinnati; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Jack Adams, Alliance; and Derry Adams, Gallipolis.
     Her home was at 429 Fourth, Kanauga, and she was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating, and burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

[Note: The obituary says burial in OVMG, but there is a stone for her in Vinton Memorial Cemetery in Huntington Township with inscription on the same stone as her husband who died in 2013.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 9, 1978
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Gilfilen, Charles Owen

     Charles Owen Gilfilen, 102, Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born February 28, 1911, in Middleport, Ohio, son of the late Brady Owen Gilfilen and Sarah Frances Frost Gilfilen. He was an Electronic Serviceman who retired from Elliott Appliance of Gallipolis. In addition, he was a U. S. Navy WWII Veteran and a member of the Gallipolis American Legion Post 27.
     He is survived by four step-daughters, Joann Ross, Donna Arnold, Lois Robinette and Shirley Boster. Also surviving are several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, a step-great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews and friends.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Bonita Dulaney Gilfilen and Ethel M. Layne Gilfilen; two sisters, Georgia Gilfilen and Marie Gilfilen Young; two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis with Father Thomas Hamm, Officiate. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park, Vinton with Military Graveside Rites to be conducted by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail. Friends and family may call Wednesday at the Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service hour.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to Holzer Hospital 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gilkey, Edith M.

     Services for Edith M. Gilkey, 84, formerly of Gallipolis, who died Sunday, April 11, 1994, will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Waugh--Halley--Wood Funeral Home.
     The Rev. Joe Hefner will officiating and burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gallia County Senior Citizens Center, in care of Jean Niday, 1167 State Route 160, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Gilkison, Ethel [Cox]

     Ethel Gilkison, 88, Rt. 2, Crown City, died Monday afternoon at Pinecrest Care Center. She was born on April 11, 1902 in Green Bottom, W.Va., to the late Franklin and Sophia (Harris) Cox. A resident of Gallia County most of her life, she was a 50 year member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Crown City.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gilkison, who died in 1978 and two sisters and two brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lelia Johnson of Gallipolis and Thelma Gilkison of Crown City; one granddaughter, four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one sister, Myrtle Kuhn of Thurman.
     Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Vinson and the Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Donald, Fred and Larry Cox, David, Johnny and Michael Kuhn. The honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Brown Jr., Erie Cox, Randy Scott and John Bill Waugh Jr. Friends may call the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Gilkison, Harry

Retired Teacher Dies Saturday
     Harry Gilkison, 80, a retired school teacher, died in Holzer hospital at 7:25 p.m. Saturday after a brief illness. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. For the past 10 years, he had been cared for at the rest home of Nornine Shafer at Crown City. Previous to coming to Crown City, he had spent considerable time in Wyoming and in other western states.
     His only survivor is a brother, Curtis Gilkison of Cleveland, Ark. The brother is enroute here, and no arrangements will be made by the C. R. Halley Funeral Home until his arrival.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 3, 1958

Harry Gilkison Funeral Rites To Be Thursday
     Funeral services for Harry Gilkison, 80, of Crown City, who died in Holzer hospital at 8 p.m. Saturday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Crown City Methodist church. Rev. I. W. Carter, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Good Hope cemetery under the direction of the Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at Stevers until the hour of the service.
     Gilkison, a retired teacher, was a native of Crown City, the son of the late George W. and Caroline Peters Gilkison. He is survived by one brother, Curtis Gilkison of Cleveland, Ark., who has arrived to attend the last rites. Gilkison was a retired teacher and spent part of his life in Wyoming and other western states.

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


Gill, J. V.

     J. V. Gill, well known produce man, died last Friday morning from a severe attack of pneumonia. Mr. J. V. Gill died at his home on Vine street, Friday morning, February 4, 1910, after a two weeks illness. He first suffered an attack of pneumonia which was conquered, but later kidney trouble set in and the grim reaper would not be denied. A week before his death, he became convinced that his illness was fatal and made all preparations for the end. Mr. Gill was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Gill and was born in Harrison township, August 29, 1857. His father died in a hospital in Cincinnati 18 years ago but his mother survives and was at his bedside during his last illness.
     He was married to Miss Caroline Boster of Harrison township and to this union were born four children: Lizzie Ellen, who died in infancy, D. Grover Gill, Mrs. Chancellor Baxter of Huntington, and Mrs. D. G. Lewis, of Columbus. He leaves also one sister, Mrs. Anna Gilbert of Crown City.
     Mr. Gill was the best known produce dealer in southern Ohio. He had been in the business in this city for over twenty years. He first started the J. V. Gill Produce House and when his son Grover grew up, the firm name was changed to J. V. Gill & Son. A year ago the business was incorporated with a captial stock of $10,000 with J. V. Gill President, D. Grover Gill, Vice-President, F. F. Thorniley, Treasurer, John C. Butz, Secretary, and J. C. Myers. This will keep the business intact and the business partners, well versed in the produce business, will carry it on.
     Mr. Gill was a bundle of energy. He was an expert in handling men and none of his employees did more work than he. He set the price for produce for miles around and was courageous and square in his dealings with the farmers. He was a good man for the farmer, as he paid much higher prices than most dealers who competed with him in the city markets, and his death is a great loss. He was loyal to his friends and generous to a fault and his death will be deeply regretted by those who knew him best.
     The funeral services were held at Macedonia Church Sunday morning by Rev. John Porter, interment following by Wetherholt. Despite the very cold weather, the attendance was unusually large.

[Note from tombstone 8/29/1852-2/4/1910]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb 11, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Gill, John Vinton

J V Gill Dead

Prominent Commission Merchant for Years in Gallipolis
Poisoned by kidneys After Throwing Off Pneumonia
     John Vincent Gill, the produce king of this county for many years, died at his resident on Vine street in this city at 5 minutes past eight o'clock this Friday morning, February 4, 1910.
     The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at Macedonia church in Harrison township, the funeral cortege leaving here on its ten-mile drive at 9 o'clock. Rev. John Porter will officiate at the church and Wetherholt at the grave.
     Mr. Gill had only been ill two weeks, Thursday, the 3d inst, first with pneumonia from which be rallied quite well when kidney trouble set in which caused his death. A week ago there was no thought of his dying, but be became set in the belief that he was going to die, as so many do, and that medicine was useless and surrendered to the enemy without that vim and courage that carries so many through a close call. He was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Gill, and was born in Harrison township 53 years ago, the 29th of next August. His father died in the hospital at [...] 18 years ago, but his aged mother survives him and assisted in nursing him on his last illness.
     Mr. Gill was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Boster, daughter of Philip and Ellen Boster of Harrison township and the fruit of that marriage was Lizzie Ellen, who died in infancy, D. Grove Gill, Mrs. D. G. Lewis of Columbus and Mrs. Chancellor Baxter of Huntington. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna Gilbert of Crown City.
     Mr. Gill came to town to live about 20 years ago and his folks came and lived with him soon afterward.
The pall bearers selected for his funeral services are, Joseph Multineux, George W. Clark, Ira Elliott, C. C. Martin, C. L. Myers and F. F. Thorniley.

[From Stone: Buried in Macedonia in Harrison Twp. 8/29/1857-2/4/1910]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 4, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Gill, Viola C. [Boster]

In Memory
     Gill—As the sun was making its appearance in the horizon Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 1894, the spirit of Mrs. Viola C. Gill, wife of Mr. J. V. Gill, passed from this world of sin and sorrow to the beautiful mansion in heaven.  Mrs. Gill’s maiden name was Boster, being a daughter of Phillip Boster, of Harrison Township.  She was wedded to Mr. Gill July 14, 1880.  She leaves, besides her husband, three small children to mourn their irreparable loss; but their loss is her gain.
     The death of this loved one is peculiarly a source of sorrow to those near her who better than others recognized the loving traits of her character.  She had many friends.  In fact, all who knew her liked her genial and social temperament.  We do not know that she had an enemy.  She was cut off in the meridian of life.  It is not given to us to understand the way of the Great Father.  He cuts down the great and good in the midst of their usefulness.  But his infinite wisdom is not to be measured by our ignorance.  His designs are not to be criticized by our feeble minds.
     It is enough for us to know that He that created the universe and guides the stars in their course, that counts the hairs of our head and notes the sparrow’s fall, will order and direct our ways so as best to accomplish His purposes.  He has seen fit to take one who was loved and whose death is deplored.  But to one who lives as did our deceased friend, an upright life, death has no terror and cannot destroy.  She still lives in the hearts of her friends, in the sacred memory of her relatives, in the bosom of her God.  While her sickness was of long duration, yet she was never known to complain, but endured all, “as seeing Him who is invisible.”  Friends may part here and be lain away in various places, yet there will be a grand gathering some day, and what a gathering that will be.  Nothing that can be said will do her any good now.  She is gone, and since it is so willed we submit all into the hands of her Creator and of Him who careth for the husband and children, and simply express the sincere sympathy of our hearts.
   Mrs. Gill was a member of the Christian Church, and it has lost one of its worthiest members.  But while we gaze upon the vacant pew on earth, we know that she sits at rest in that Kingdom prepared for her from the foundation of the world.  She will be sadly missed.  But God thought best to call her.  Then let us say, Thy will be done.  Death, as frost or sickle keen, has taken from earth a dear parent and sister, and while we cherish her memory may we emulate her virtues.  When asked concerning death she replied, “I am prepared and willing to die.”  The funeral services were held at the Macedonia Church, by Rev. Swisher.  Peace be to her ashes.

Wife and mother is gone,
‘Twas our dear Saviour’s will;
She will be sadly missed,
For none her place can fill

.             Ola B. Boster, Gallipolis

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 27, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Gillenwater, Garold

     Garold Gillenwater, 22, E.S.R., Gallipolis, died Monday from injuries received in an auto accident.Mr. Gillenwater, a self employed carpenter, was born February 23, 1967 in Gallipolis, son of Donald and Alice Brumfield Gillenwater of Route 2 Crown City.
     Also surviving are four brothers, Kenneth Gillenwater, Larry Gillenwater, and David Gillenwater, all of Crown City, and Ronald Gillenwater of Greenwood, S.C.; one sister, Rita Montgomery of Crown City; maternal grandparents, Esco and Corneilia Brumfield of Gallipolis; and paternal grandmother, Mamie Gillenwater of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Conn, Rev. Joseph Godwin, and Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery.Friends may call the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

[Note: Died December 1989]

Gallipolis paper
1989
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page      


Gillespie, Lewis

     Lewis E. Gillespie, 78, 830 First Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday, July 16,1993 at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired employee of Buckeye Rural Electric Company and a member of the Gallipolis Elks Club and the Gallipolis Gun Club. He was born November 20, 1914 in LaRue, son of the late Charles and Lena Popliff Gillespie.
     Services were held this morning at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens. Pall bearers were Sylvan Gardner, Paul Nibert, Jack Carter, Bill Jenkins, Marlin Hughes and Dean Evans.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 19, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gillespie, Nora

Mrs. Gillespie Claimed at 93
     Mrs. Nora Gillespie, 93, a native of Gallia County and a resident of 209 19th St., Huntington, died Tuesday night in a Huntington hospital. She was born in Gallia County on March 5, 1872, a daughter of the late M.L. and Margaret Holcomb Gilmore. She had lived in Huntington for 80 years.
     Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Talmadge Arrington and Mrs. James A Keyser, both of Huntington. Other survivors are two brothers and two sisters, Charles and Lloyd Gilmore, both of Florida and Mrs. Fred Hoback and Mrs. Tom Nelson, both of Huntington. There are 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her husband, George W. Gillespie, preceded her in death in 1932. Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the 20th. St. Baptist Church. The body is at Kincaid Mortuary.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 21, 1965
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Gillispie, William

Rites Wednesday For Wm. Gillispie
    
William Gillispie, aged 42, died about three o’clock Monday afternoon at the home of his father, John Gillispie at 28 Smithers Street in East Gallipolis. He had been in ill health practically all his life.
     His only survivors are his father and his stepmother, who gave him a mother’s care, his own mother, Elizabeth Clonch Gillispie dying when he was but two years old.
     Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. John Spires. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott. Friends may call at the home after 5 o’clock this evening when the body will be returned from the mortuary.

[Note: 11/2/1900 - 5/10/1943; Age 42 yrs. 6 mos. 8 das.]

Gallipolis Daily TribuneTuesday,
May 11, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gilliam, Eleanor

Two killed, three injured in boat accident Thursday
Eleanor Gilliam, 43 and Eddie Repass, 35, victims
     Two persons were killed and three others injured during a boating accident Thursday night on Chickamauga Creek, just inside the channel leading to the Ohio River. Killed were Eddie Repass, 35, Rodney, and Eleanor Gilliam, 43, Gallipolis. Gallia County Coroner Donald Warehime, who pronounced the couple dead at the scene, said this morning each died of head and chest injuries. Injured were Ruth Casto, 28; Phillip Garlic, 33 and Karen Kent, 22, all of Gallipolis.
     Called to the scene at 9:25 p.m., Gallipolis City Police report that the 18-feet Starcraft Cam-An apparently attempted the channel of Chickamauga Creek, at an excessive rate of speed went out of control, traveled up the shore line and struck a tree. It has not been determined which of the five occupants was operating the craft.
     The three persons injured were transported by the Gallia County Emergency Medical Service to Holzer Medical Center. Casto was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment of a cerebral concussion and multiple contusions. Casto is listed in guarded condition. Garlic was admitted for treatment of multiple contusions and a severe laceration of the left arm. He is listed in fair condition. Kent was admitted and is listed in stable condition with a fracture of the left leg and right hip.
     City Police called in the U.S. Coast Guard to aid in the investigation. Lt. Minott, of the Huntington Station remained at the scene throughout the night. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said this morning that the details of the fatal accident remain “Fairly sketchy.” The incident remains under investigation by Gallipolis City Police and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Eleanor Gilliam
     Eleanor Gertrude Gilliam, 43, a resident of 833 Second Avenue, Gallipolis was killed Thursday around 9:25 p.m. in a boating accident on Chickamauga Creek.
     She was born Nov. 24, 1935, at Crown City, daughter of Ernest Monroe Gatewood, who preceded her in death on July 19, 1978 and by her mother Marjorie Williams Gatewood, who survives.
     She married James Randall Gilliam on Sept. 5, 1954, in Gallipolis. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1975. The following children survive: James (Randy) Gilliam, Fayette, Ala., Mrs. Charles (Marjorie Lynn) Wood, Crown City and Margaret Gwen, at home. Four grandchildren survive. One brother, Charles Gatewood, Gallipolis also survives.
     She was a 1954 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. She was employed by the G. c. Murphy Co., during her school years and had been employed by Smeltzer’s Garden Co. and Ruth’s Floral Co. She was currently employed by Paul Davies Jewelry Co.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Chapter Eastern Star, Progressive Mothers Club, Elizabeth Circle of Grace United Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Clark and Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 29, 1979
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Gilliam, Irene

Mrs. Gilliam, 51, Succumbs after Illness
     Mrs. Irene Gilliam , 51, a resident of Jackson Pike, and switchboard supervisor at Holzer Hospital, died in the hospital at 2:30 a.m. today. She had been hospitalized for 11 weeks, and had been in failing health for a year.
     At the time of her death, Mrs. Gilliam was president of Gallipolis Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a member of Grace Methodist church and was associate conductress of Gallia Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
     Mrs. Gilliam was born in Elliott County, Ky, may 5, 1915, daughter of the late Cecil B. Fraley, and is survived by her mother, Carrie Nickel Fraley of Huntington. She had been a resident of Gallia County for 21 years.
     The marriage to Hugh Gilliam took place April 1, 1931, and he survives along with three children, Mrs. Clifford (June) Scott of Sycamore, O., James Gilliam and Mrs. Glenn (Juanita) Crabtree, both of Jackson Pike. There are 11 grandchildren.
     Other survivors are four sisters and a brother, Mrs. Dean (Vera) Barrett and Mrs. Milton (Odella) Evans, both of Huntington, Mrs. Clyde (Clara) Stout and Mrs. Keith (Wilma) Cole, both of Fairfield Calif. And Paul Fraley, Huntington. Two brother and a sister are deceased.
     Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Last rites will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 1, 1966
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Gilliam, James Randall

James Gilliam
     James Randall Gilliam, 41, a resident of 833 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center following an apparent heart attack.
     Mr. Gilliam was born March 2, 1934, in Stirrett, WV, son of Hugh Gilliam and the late Irene Fraley Gilliam.
     Mr. Gilliam is survived by his wife, Eleanor Gatewood Gilliam, whom he married Sept. 5, 1954, in Gallipolis. Three children survive: Randy Gilliam, Gallipolis, Marjorie Lynn and Margaret Gwen, both at home. His step-mother Ernestine Gilliam, Rt. 2 Bidwell, also survives along with one granddaughter. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Clifford (June) Scott, Sycamore, Ohio and Mr. Joel (Juanita) Atha, Rt. 2, Bidwell.
     Mr. Gilliam was a former motor route carrier for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune. He operated the Ashland Bulk Plant and Ashland Service Station here for several years and was manager of Mills Transfer Co.. He served as general manager of West Side Transportation in Marietta at the time of his death. He was a 1953 graduate of Gallia Academy High School.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the Blue Lodge, Gallipolis Chapter Rose Commandery, Moriah Council, Gallipolis Shrine Club and the Aladdin Shrine Club, Columbus. Mr. Gilliam was captain of the 1952 GAHS football team.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hawks and Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Masonic services will be held 7:30 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 10, 1975
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood


Gillian, Clarissa [Allison]

     Mrs. Clarissa Gillian, of Walnut Township, died last Friday, Dec. 26, 1902, aged 80 years. The burial occurred at the Chick cemetery Sunday by Undertaker Myers. She was the widow of the late David Gillian and was loved and respected by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 2, 1903
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Gillingham, Charles

Charles Gillingham Died At Home Wednesday
     Charles A. Gillingham, 63, died at his home near Thivener, Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 1936, after several weeks' illness. He was a son of the late Thomas and Melissa Gillingham, and a splendid citizen with many warm friends.  He was a member of the Christian church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Gillingham, a daughter of the late S. V. Clark, and five children.  They are Mrs. Helen Hughes and Clark Gillingham of near Gallipolis, Mrs. John Berridge in the Dutch East Indies, and Grace and Haffelt Gillingham at home.
     Funeral services were Friday afternoon at Elizabeth Chapel by Rev. E. C. Venz, burial in Mound Hill.

Gallipolis paper
April 22, 1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall  

Gillingham, Charles Abraham

C. A. Gillingham Passes At His Clay Tp. Home
Good Citizen And Head Of Excellent Family – Funeral Rites At 2 Friday
     Charles A. Gillingham died at his comfortable farm home just beyond Thivener at 4:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon. That the end was near had become generally known. He had lain in a coma since Tuesday.
     Death resulted from complications. He had been seriously ill and bedfast only a week or two, but never had appeared to be a very rugged man. He was nearing his 64th birthday, having been born May 20, 1872. No one stood higher in the community than he did. He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay tp. and was a younger brother of Bert Gillingham, who died here Dec. 23, last.
     Mr. Gillingham was a son of Thomas and Melissa Darst Gillingham, the father having been a farmer and carpenter. His death leaves but one member of his generation of the family and that is a brother, Elmer Gillingham of Columbus.
     On Sept. 29th, 1897, Mr. Gillingham and Cora Clark, a daughter of S. V. Clark of the same township, were united in marriage by the late Hugh Plymale, justice of the peace. Mrs. Gillingham, who survives, is a sister of Edward Clark, vice-president in charge of the foreign business of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, whose home is in New York.
     There are five children: Mrs. Helen Hughes and Clark Gillingham, a teacher who live just below Gallipolis; Mrs. John Berridge of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies; Grace and Haffelt Gillingham, at home.
    Mr. Gillingham was a member of the Christian church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at Elizabeth Chapel at Thivener, in charge of Rev. E. C. Venz. Burial will be at Mound Hill by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: May 20,1872 – April 22, 1936; Age 63 yrs. 10 mos. 2 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 23, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Gillingham, Charlie

Charlie Gillingham
     The subject of this sketch, Mr. Charlie Gillingham, was departed this life April 1, 1894, aged 83 years, 11 months and 26 days, deserves more than a mere passing notice, or at least more than the writer is able to give, but we must not forget to render a tribute to him who has lately been called hence and numbered with those who have joined that innumerable host that dwell in the land of the blest.
     Mr. Gillingham leaves a wife and nine children—two sons and seven daughters—to mourn his loss. His disposition was such as to make his home cheerful and pleasant for himself and family, and all who partook of his hospitality were always made welcome in his presence.
     It seems very strange to think, sometimes, that those who so long have been a protector and friend should be called from home, family, and friends, and that hearts that once were joyous and happy must be sundered and made sorrowful. But we cannot account for the mysterious workings of the Omnipotent, who rules the heavens and earth, and has our lives in His care.
     During his illness he expressed his willingness to go many times before the time came for him to leave his earthly abode.
     Are we who are now in health and strength thus prepared to meet the grim monster, Death, that comes to us as unawares and calls us from our friends?
     It is only another of the many instances that we have to remind us that “In the midst of life we are in death,” and should be prepared for whatever awaits us.
     Words of sympathy, however kindly tendered, cannot remove the pang of grief like theirs, and to Him alone who can sustain His bereaved ones must they look for consolation in this their time of sorrow.

“Then let our sorrows cease to flow,
  God has recalled his own;
  But let our hearts in every woe
  Still say, “Thy will be done.”

“His form is now not trembling and weak,
  He is happier far than tongue can speak;
  His time of trouble and sorrows are of rest,
  For his final abode is amongst the blest.”

“Great and bitter disappointments
  Meet us here on earth below;
  But God’s will be done in all things,
  For ‘tis He that wills it so.”              Lecta B.

April 21, 1894
Gallipolis Bulletin
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Gillingham, Chauncy

Killed by Cars
Former Gallia County Boy Meets Death at Columbus
     News was received this morning by Mr. Hugh Plymale at Yellow Town from Mr. John Porter at Columbus, saying that Mr. Chauncy Gillingham, aged 21 years old, and the only son of Capt. James Gillngham, now in Wellston, had been killed by a train, and that his remains would arrive here on the train from Columbus this Wednesday evening. No particulars accompanied the message. The time for the funeral services has been set for Thursday at Clay Chapel and the burial will be at the Cottrell graveyard it was thought.
     He was a fine, industrious young man who has made his own way for 6 or 7 years. He leaves beside his father two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Brammer, of Huntington, and Miss Minnie Gillingham, who makes her home at Mr. Porter's. He went to Columbus last fall with Mr. Porter to work at his trade of carpenter and later got a job on some railway. We will have further particulars later it is likely.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 21, 1903
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Gillingham, Cora

Mrs. Gillingham Dies Suddenly At Sister's Bedside
Beloved Member of Distinguished Clark Family
     Mrs. Cora Gillingham, one of the county's most estimable and beloved women, living just beyond Thivener on Route 218, died suddenly at 6:30 last evening while visiting her sister, Mrs. Al Cottrell, a short distance this side of Thivener. Death was ascribed to a heart attack.
     Mrs. Cottrell, long a sufferer from a heart ailment, has been in a critical condition for weeks -a circumstance that adds poignancy to the passing of Mrs. Gillingham. Mrs. Gillingham was 70 years old. She had been quite well, although subject at infrequent intervals to heart weakness, and she was always so jolly and pleasant and found a great measure of joy and contentment in the companionship of relatives and neighbors and other friends.
     Decedent is survived by these children: Marie, wife of Captain John F. Berridge, lower river road; Mrs. Helen Hughes at parental home; Miss Grace Gillingham, employed at Washington, D. C., but home for some time for a rest; Haffelt Gillingham, a Seabee in Hawaii, and Clark, who is with the U. S. Army in the Mediterranean theater.
     Also surviving are three brothers and a sister besides Mrs. Cottrell. They are Edward Milton Clark, Phoenix, Arizona; Curt Clark, Carlinville, Ill; Arthur, living in Chicago, and Mrs. Elmer Gillingham, Columbus.
Edward M. Clark, retired, is a former vice president of the Standard Oil Company, the world's largest oil company, and he has been often mentioned in these columns as having achieved the greatest distinction in business affairs of any son of old Gallia.
     The Clark brothers and sisters were children of Samuel Vinton Clark and Elizabeth Dickey Clark and they were born at Swan Creek. Samuel V. was famous in his day as a teacher, having taken up that calling when but 15 and his career ended after he had taught 149 terms of varying lengths. There is some relationship between these Clark and Lt. General Mark Clark, now commanding the Fifth Army in Italy.

Gillingham Rites
     Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Gillingham will be held at 23 o'clock Friday at Elizabeth Chapel, with Rev. Edgar Ewing of Mt. Sterling in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: From tombstone 1875-1943]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Gillingham, Haffelt

Graveside Rites Listed Tuesday For Fire Victim
     Identification of a man burned to death in an early Saturday morning fire on Burn Run was established through dental work and personal articles found at the scene of the fire, it was disclosed Saturday afternoon by Gallia County Coroner Dr. Donald R. Warehime. The coroner was called to the scene by Sheriff George Ehman, who discovered the body while investigating the fire in an untenanted house on lands of the Gallia Coal Co.
     The man was named as Haffelt Gillingham, 51, at one time an electrical worker in Gallipolis. It was believed that he went to the house seeking shelter from the cold, built a fire in an open grate and lay down before it. The fragmentary skeleton was found near the fireplace. Death was attributed to suffocation from an accidental fire, Warehime said.
     Gillingham was last seen alive when he left the home of a sister, Mrs. Helen Hughes, about 1 a.m. Saturday. He apparently made his way to the abandoned house some distance away, where he sought shelter for the night. About 2 a.m. a fire was seen in the direction of the house by Mrs. Garnet Motes, but she did not investigate believing there to be no person in the vicinity.
     About 7 a.m. Mel Perkins discovered the burned house and called the sheriff, but it was not known there had been a loss of life until Ehman arrived to make an investigation of the burning of an untenanted dwelling. Remains which could be found were taken to Wetherholt Funeral Home after the sheriff and coroner had completed their investigation.
     Gillingham was born in Gallia County Jan. 18, 1905, the son of Charles and Cora Frances Clark Gillingham. He was a veteran of the Navy in World War II, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. His last occupation was maintenance engineer for the Goodyear Aircraft Corp. at Akron.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown publication date--death date: 03 March 1956
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Gillingham, Haffelt

Body Is Found In Fire Ruins
     Remains of a man's body, believed that of Haffelt Gillingham, about 45, were discovered late Saturday morning in the ruins of a Burnt Run home which was destroyed by fire during Friday night. Sheriff George Ehman, who went to the scene to investigate in the belief the property was uninhabited, reported by phone from the scene of the fire that the bones were lying before the fireplace. Attempts to recover the bones will be made after the fire ruins are cooled. Sheriff Ehman said that persons who knew Gillingham said he had not been seen around Saturday morning, leading to the belief that the victim was Gillingham. The sheriff made a plea that if anyone had any clues to Gillingham's whereabouts or observed him at any time Saturday to notify his office immediately.
     Ehman said the house had no basement and the bones lying in front of the fireplace are surrounded by smoldering embers and other debris from the fire. It is believed the victim probably started a fire in the fireplace after seeking lodging in the house and sometime during the night the place caught fire. Dr. Donald R. Warehime, county coroner, was called to the scene late Saturday morning and is expected to return a verdict of accidental death.
     The house at one time was occupied by the Charles Haffelt family, but reportedly had been untenanted for some time. Burnt Run lies off Rt. 218 in the vicinity of Bailey chapel. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
Born: 1905
Died: 1956
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Gillingham, Henrietta

Death of Mrs. Gillingham
     Mrs. Henrietta Gillingham, of Thevenin wife of Mr. James Gillingham, died Tuesday afternoon, aged 55 years. She left two daughters Misses Minie and Carrie and one son Chauncy besides her husband to mourn their irreparable loss. She was a daughter of the late Theodore Gilbert and a most excellent lady. Her funeral services will be conducted Thursday forenoon the interment following at the Cottrel graveyard by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 5, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Gillispie, Margaret “Maggie” Roena [Broyles]

Mrs. James Gillispie
     Mrs. James Gillispie died at her home in Kanauga Saturday at 6 p.m., Oct. 31, 1925, after a long illness at the age of 58 yrs. She leaves her husband besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services at 10 a.m., Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church with burial in charge of Wetherholt.

[Note: Feb. 14, 1860 – Oct. 31, 1925; Age 64 yrs. 8 mos. 17 das. She was the daughter of Henry and Sara Jane Criner Broyles. She is buried in Maddy Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Nov. 2, 1925

Gillispie Funeral
     The funeral of Mrs. James Gillispie will be held at Fair Haven M. E. Church, Knauga, Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Maddy cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 3, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gills, Edna

Death of Miss Edna Gills
     Miss Edna Gills died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Anna R. Gills, on Second Ave., Friday morning, March 9, 1906. She was taken ill last May and her illness soon developed into tuberculosis and despite all that could be done, she gradually grew worse until she passed away.
     She was 22 years of age and a pleasant, amiable young lady, a great favorite with all who knew her. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Rev. Harry Lewis, the interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Besides a mother, she leaves three brothers -- Lewis, James and Harry, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Ralph.
     The untimely death of Miss Gills is regretted by everyone and the sorrowing ones will have the sympathy of the community.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 16, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gills, Eleanor

In 89th Year
Mrs. Eleanor Gills, Mother of John and Will, Answers Summons From On High
     Mrs. Eleanor Gills, daughter of Noah and Mary [Graham] Wood, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1828 and departed this life May 2, 1917, at the advanced age of 88 years, 7 months and 8 days of age.
     She was united in marriage with Pleasant Gills, Feb. 15, 1849 and hand in hand and heart to heart with undimmed love and ever increasing devotion, they traveled life's road for more than 64 years. To them were born five children. Three daughters preceded her in death---Mary, Roma and Harriet. The death angel did not visit their home again for 39 years. Then the summons came to the husband and father in January 1913. Two children survive--William A. and John--both living in the home vicinity.
     Besides her children, she leaves to mourn their loss several grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Slagle, Mrs. Henrietta Eritt and Mrs. Permelia Ripley and a circle of relations and friends as large as her acquaintance.
     She was converted and united with Salem Baptist Church 50 years ago and retained her membership here until she became a member of the church triumphant. These years have been marked by faithfulness and steadfastness that perhaps have been rarely excelled. She had the record of attending many years without missing a Saturday afternoon service. A very low estimate of the number of times that she has come to the hours of worship would be 2500 times.
     She was an industrious woman, a faithful wife, an affectionate mother and a generous and obliging neighbor. She was of a mild and gentle disposition, always having a kind word and a smile for all and labored to make home pleasant for her family and friends.
     While the business side of her life was marked and prominent, it was the religious side that made her the woman that everybody knew and loved. She had great faith n God; a faith that was childlike in its simplicity. God and Heaven were realities to her. She lived in constant companionship of the One and in full expectation of the enjoyment of the other.
     While her life was deeply religious, it was intensely practical. She believed that religion is a thing for this world and that it is for every day; that the whole life is under its control. She heard her Master say, "In as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these, ye did it unto me." so no cry of need ever went unheeded. No one was ever turned hungry from her door. No one could complain of dishonest or unfair treatment at her hand. The great rule laid down by Christ for the regulation of our conduct towards one another was the Golden Rule of her life. Her deep interest in the church has been lifelong. Not only by her means and by her active participation in church enterprises, but the unconscious influence of a great and noble life has she presented the Christ of Calvary to needy men and women. No pastor has gone from Salem Church in half a century without good reason to thank God for Sister Gills.
     She had been in failing health for some time and in her last illness her suffering was intense, but she bore it bravely and patiently, wishing and waiting for the end. It has finally come. A long life is ended; a life's work is done. A journey is finished and at home she can rest. After a lifetime acquaintance and after hearing expressions from the lips of many people from various walks of life, we believe we can truthfully say: "None knew her but to love her or named her but to praise."
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R.R. Denney and Rev. Earl Brewer at Salem at 10 o'clock Friday. Burial at same place by Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo. The pallbearers were the five sons and son-in-law of John Gills--Austin, Everett, Floyd, Willard and Freddie Gills and M.A. Cahoon.

[Note: Cause of Death: Gangrene of Right limb. Buried: Salem Baptist Cemetery]

Scrapbook Collection -- Publication unknown
May, 1917
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Gills, John W.

     Near this city, Feb. 27th, 1875, John W., son of James and Julia A. Gills, aged 6 years, nine months and two days.

[Note- date of death in cemetery listing (on stone also?) given as 2/28/1875 and age given as 6 years, 9 months, and 5 days. Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery.] 

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Gills, John W.

John W. Gills, 86, Dies Sunday Night In Hospital; Ill For Three Weeks
Funeral Services Set For Wednesday At Salem Church
     John W. Gills, 86, well-to-do farmer and stockman, died at 10:40 last night at the Holzer Hospital. He had been ill for three weeks, entered the hospital last Thursday, and succumbed to a heart condition. Mr. Gills’s home was on Route 141 (Waterloo Star Rt.) this side of Symmes Creek in Perry Twp. He had been an active and prominent figure in the business affairs of the county for many years. Though not large, he was a vigorous, forceful man and made a continued success of his farming and stock-dealing operations. He was well-known throughout the county and beyond its borders.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Church at Gage, with the Rev. S. Whilding, Jackson, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons. The body will be at the home Tuesday afternoon. John Wilson Gills was born March 2, 1861 -- two days before Abraham Lincoln became President. He was a son and the last survivor of the two sons and three daughters born to Pleasant and Eleanor Wood Gills.
     On Sept. 9, 1895, Mr. Gills and Margaret Morgan were united in marriage. She died in her 78th year on April 21, 1941. They are survived by these sons and daughters: Austin Gills, who lives across the road from the parental home; J. Everett Gills, Gallipolis; Mrs. M. A. (Roma) Cahoon, Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. Dan (Anna Mae) Rees and Fred Gills, Marietta; Floyd Gills, Long Beach, Cal., and Dr. Willard Gills, Corono, Cal. There are 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 9, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gills, Julia

     Mrs. Julia Gills died Sunday afternoon, December 31, 1911, at the home of her son J. Turley Gills on the Neighborhood Road, near Mound Hill Cemetery, aged 88 years. She was the widow of the late James Gills, a veteran of the Civil War, belonging to Co., B, 91st O. V. I. Mrs. Gills is survived by sons, J. F. Gills of this city and J. Turley Gills and a daughter Mrs. Emma Blazer, widow of the late Ex-Commissioner Marion Blazer.
Mrs. Blazer is also survived by one brother, Phillip Blazer, of Florida, and was a sister to J. J. Blazer, Capt. Richard Blazer and Jacob Blazer, and of Mrs. J. A. McConnell, Mrs. David Cowden, Caswell Martin and Frank Jordan, all well known people in their day.
     The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. George W. Brown, Methodist minister of the Rodney Circuit. Interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward & Son. The following were the pallbearers: her three sons, J. Turley Gills, Marion Gills and J. F. Gills; and three grandsons, Edward, Willis and Walter McConnell.
     Mrs. Gills was a splendid woman, highly respected by all who knew her and she has gone to receive the reward of the good and just.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 4, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gills, Mabel

     Miss Mabel Gills, 81, formerly of here died at 9 a.m. Friday at the Arcadia Nursing Home at Coolville following an extended illness. She was born March 16, 1895 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Jefferson and Sarah Ralph Gills. Surviving is a sister, Miss Annette Gills, of Columbus and a nephew, Phillip Archer, of Pittsburgh.
     She was a retired employee of the C.D. Kerr Drug Company and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the McCoy-Wetherhoff-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

[Note: died Jan. 21, 1977]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 1977
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Gills, Mary Elizabeth

     DIED - Miss Mary Elizabeth Gills, a daughter of Pleasant and Ellen Gills, at the residence of her parents, in Perry township, Gallia county, Ohio, February 10th, 1868, in the 19th year of her age. Her funeral took place on the 12th inst., and after the usual religious services, her mortal remains were interred in the Baptist Salem church-yard . . . A large concourse of neighbors, relatives and friends, attended the funeral service in token of respect for the deceased,—her bereaved parents, and other family connections—and to be instructed by the solemn and impressive religious observances of that occasion. [Lengthy sermon follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
February 27, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gilman, Henry

     Died, on the 25th inst., at the residence of his son in Gallipolis, Mr. Henry Gilman, aged 82 years, 8 months and 27 days. Mr. Gilman was one of our oldest citizens, and until a few months before his death, enjoyed good health. He was a man greatly respected for his kindness of heart and civil, obliging disposition.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 1, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gilman, Jessie [Riggs]

     The news of the death of Mrs. George Gilman was received here on Saturday last. For some time past she had been at Marietta, Georgia, with the hope that her health might be improved, but the hope was not realized. Death came to her on Friday night last when on her way home on the steamer Telegraph. She was a daughter of Mr. Jacob Riggs, of Clay Township. Her brother, Mr. Ed Riggs, and her sister, Miss Mary Riggs, were with her at the time of her death. She was buried on Sunday at Clay Chapel cemetery.

[Note: Died December 11, 1891]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, December 15, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Gilman, Mary J.

Death of Mrs. H. W. Gilman
     The community was somewhat startled Tuesday morning to learn of the death of Mrs. MARY J. GILMAN, wife of our well known citizen, Mr. Henry W. Gilman. The deceased had been ill for three weeks with ulceration of the stomach. Mrs. Gilman's maiden name was HERN. She was born in Gallia county September 22, 1824, and has reared a large family. She was a lady of much domestic virtue, her whole life being spent in the interest of her household. Her son, Henry Gilman, on learning of her death, fell over in a fit, which was  followed by a chill, and is now in a precarious condition.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 26, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                    Top of Page


Gilman, Nora Bell [Wade]

Mrs. Gilman, 96, Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Nora Bell Gilman, 96, of Rt. 1, Gallipolis (Mill Creek Rd.) died at 2:45 p.m. Monday at her home. She had been in failing health the past two weeks. Mrs. Gilman was born on July 13, 1871, in Gallipolis Twp., daughter of the late Albert A. and Mary Ellen Disjordan Wade.
     She married Arthur T. Gilman on June 26, 1901. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1953.
Three daughters survive: Mary Lenora and Mildred Virginia, at home; Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Baird, Cincinnati. One stepson, Arthur Branch Gilman, preceded her in death. Four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive. One brother, Frank Wade, and two sisters, Dora and Ophelia Wade, preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Gilman was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 76 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the church under the direction of Rev. Glen R. Hueholt. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. She will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Mrs. Gilman will be taken to the Mill Creek residence by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 18, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gilmore, Ada

DIED
     Miss Ada, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gilmore, died Aug. 26, 1896, aged 18 years, 5 months and 12 days. She was born March 14, 1878, and united with the M. E. Church at Bethel in 1887. She was a true and devoted Christian girl and a persistent worker in the Epworth League, ever ready to discharge her duty in behalf of the loving Savior, “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord; yea saith the spirit, and their works do follow them.” Her work, as an Epworthean, will be remembered by all the young people of the vicinity and may God grant that it will be followed, and be the means of saving many.
     She was kind, affectionate and ever ready to do the bidding of her parents, and met everyone with a pleasant smile. She leaves a father, mother, two brothers, three sisters and many relatives besides a host of young friends to mourn their irreparable loss. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents and friends and trust they will prepare to meet Ada on that beautiful shore where they may mingle their voices with her’s in shouting praises to Jehovah forever.

“When blooming youth was snatched away
By death’s resistless hand;
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay,
Which pity must demand.” L.E.S.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gilmore, Ann

Sad Death
     Mrs. Hamilton Gilmore, of Rosebud, died last evening after a long illness. She leaves a husband and eight children in destitute circumstances, her husband being a miner. She was a daughter of the late Harrison Slater of Leaper and a fine woman. Bad luck had followed the lady. She lost two brothers in a rock quarry by an explosion. Her father died and at his burial her mother died being all at the time. She lost a grown daughter only a month or so ago and she was greatly bereaved. Her burial will be at Bethel, Ohio Township, Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 3, 1898
Transcribed by F.K. Brown 


Gilmore, Ann

     At Rose Bud, this county, Mrs. Hamilton Gilmore, suffering with stomach trouble, died on Friday night of last week, aged about 43 years. She leaves a husband and eight children. Mrs. Gilmore had been a victim of ill-luck. While her father was being buried, her mother, who had been ill, died, and about six weeks ago she lost a grown daughter by death. A short time ago two brothers were killed by an explosion in a rock quarry. She was a good woman, commanding the respect of all who knew her. The burial was at Bethel, Ohio Township, last Saturday..

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 10, 1898
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page        


Ann B. Gilmore

     Ann Bailey Gilmore, 76, 48 Chillicothe Road, died Tuesday (Nov 8) at her residence. Born Dec 28 1906, Ohio Township, Gallia County Ohio, daughter of the late W.S. and Ella E. Nibert Gilmore, she retired from Gallipolis Developmental Center after 30 years employment and was a member of Eureka Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Eva Gilmore and Mrs. Willa Gilmore, both of Gallipolis and several cousins. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sheldon and Shannon.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Willis Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Tribune
9 Nov 1983
Transcribed by Mary James


Gilmore, Bert

Used Shotgun to End Life
     Relatives here have received word from Grover Gilmore of Bladen, who went to Leith, North Dakota, to investigate the cause of his brother Bert's recent suicide. Grover writes back that Bert had been in poor health for sometime, and was under the impression that his malady was incurable. Brooding over this he became very melancholy, and deliberately set about planning to take his own life.
     On the day of his death, Mr. Gilmore's wife was about the yard attending to some work, when he sent their little daughter to ask the mother to come to him as he was ill. When she entered the house Mrs. Gilmore found her husband lying dead across a bed with a shotgun charge through his heart. He had braced the gun against a sewing machine and pressed the trigger with a stick. Death was instantaneous.
     Grover Gilmore will reamin in North Dakota for a time at least and...[missing text] the farm.

[Note: Bert Gilmore was born in Gallia County ca 1876 to James Hamilton Gilmore and Ann Slater]

Gallipolis newspaper
Undated
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Gilmore, Bert

Particulars of Bert Gilmore's Death
     Fred Rose received a letter from Grover Gilmore, who left here last week for Leith, North Dakota, to investigate his brother Bert's death. He says he had been in poor health for some time and was under the impression his malady was incurable, which he constantly discussed with his wife.
     The day of his death his wife was attending to some work in the yard and sent their little daughter to tell her to come in, he was ill and when she came into the room found him lying on the bed dead, a shotgun charge through his heart. He had arranged the gun against the sewing machine and pulled the trigger with a stick.
     Grover expects to remain there and look after the place.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 21, 1915
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Gilmore, Charles Morgan

Dies in Oregon
     Charles Morgan Gilmore, who was born and reared in this county, died at Toledo, Oregon, last Saturday. He was 70 years old. Interment will be made at Greenfield, Ohio, but the funeral arrangements may not be completed until after the body arrives there.
     Mr. Gilmore is survived by two sons and a daughter, Charles O. Gilmore, Columbus; Delbert O. Gilmore and Mrs. M. D. Blazer, both of Greenfield. Also surviving are a brother W. L. Gilmore of Eureka, and three sisters, Bessie Gothard, Miami Houck and Sarah Call, all of Bladen. His wife died three years ago.

[Note: According to the Ohio, Births and Christening, 1821-1962 at Ancestry.com, he was born 23 May 1876, in Guyan Township. According to the Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998 at Ancestry.com. he died on 23 July 1938 in Lincoln County, Oregon. His wife was Eva Green born in Gallia County according to the entry for his daughter Virgie Lee Blazer in Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 available at family.search.org.]

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Saturday July 23, 1938
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Gilmore, Daniel

Aged 85, Dies at Kankakee, Ill
Body Brot Here

     Daniel Gilmore, who went to Illinois with his sons Emory and John about a year ago, died of pneumonia at a hospital at Kankakee, Ill, week ago Sunday. The remains arrived here Wednesday accompanied by his sons Emory, John and Clum and the funeral was held at Clay Chapel, Thursday morning, by Rev. John Porter, interment following by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Gilmore was born in Marietta and was 85 years, 6 months and 16 days old. He is survived by sons Emory and John of Illinois, Clum of Marion, O., James of Mercerville and sisters, Mrs. Alice Burnett and Mrs. Gusta Carsey of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Mary Craft, Mrs. Sarah Neff and Mrs Maggie Harrrington, besides numerous grandchildren. His wife, Roena Gilmore, and 4 sons preceded him to the better world. He was a member of the Christian church for nearly fifty years and lived a consistent Christian until his death, and was a fine old gentleman.


The Gallipolis Journal
April 20, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Gilmore, Daniel

Daniel Gilmore
Passed Away at the Home of his Son in Kankakee, Ill. Last Sunday, Aged 85
     Daniel Gilmor, who went to Illinois with his sons Emory and John about a year ago, died at a hospital in Kankakee Ill., last Sunday. The remains arrived here Wednesay accompanied by his sons Emory, John and Clum and the funeral was held at Clay Chapel, Thursday morning by Rev. John Porter, interment following by Wetherholt. He was 85 years of age and death was due to pneumonia.
     He is survived by sons Emory, and John of Illinois, Clum of Marion, O., James of Mercerville, and sisters, Mrs. Alice Burnett and Mrs. Gusta __rsey of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Mary Craft, Mrs. Sarah Neff and Mrs. Maggie Harrington, besides numerous grandchildren. He was a fine old gentleman and had many friends in Clay township where he lived until a year before his death.

[Note: Buried in Clay Chapel Cemetery in Clay Township 1824-1910]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 15, 1910 No. 17
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart


Gilmore, Eliza E. [Nibert]

Mrs. Gilmore Dead
     Mrs. Eliza E., wife of W. L. Gilmore, passed peacefully away at her home in Chambersburg last Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. While she had been ill for the past two years and her friends knew she could not live long, yet they were shocked when the end came just after she had performed some of her household duties and had laid down to rest.
     Mrs. Gilmore was the daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Nibert and was born in Ohio township December 17, 1866. She was married to W. L. Gilmore April 29, 1897. During a revival at Bethel under
the ministry of Rev. F. R. Crooks she was converted and later received and baptized into the Mt. Zion, Baptist church were she was a faithful member until her death. To say she was a good woman is not saying enough.
     She was an exemplary character, worthy of imitation, a true Christian, a devoted wife and mother, a loving sister, a good neighbor and a kind friend, who had a pleasant word for everyone, sowing seeds of kindnes wherever she went. She bore her sufferings with true Christian fortitude, never complaining. All was done for her that medical skill and loving hands could do, but Jesus said, "I have need of thee,
come up higher."
     She leaves to mourn their loss, a devoted husband and three children, Sheldon R. of Bladen and Shannon P. and Miss Annie Bailey at home, her aged father, four brothers and three sisters, James, Orlando and othneil Nibert of Bladen, John of Lancaster, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Irwin, Thivener, Ohio, Mrs. Laura
Ellis, Bidwell, Ohio, and Mrs. Maude Saunders of Northup, Ohio.

"Weep not that her toils are over,
  weep not that her race is run,
  God grant we may rest as calmly,
  when our work, like her's, is done."

     Funeral services were conducted at Bethel church Thursday by Rev. Sam Lewis, burial following in the church cemetery in charge of Undertaker J. W. Stevers. The family desires to express their thanks to neighbors and friends, to the minister and undertaker, for their kindness and sypathy shown them
in their sad bereavement.

[Note: Dates from tombstone 1866-1923. Tombstone lists name as Ella E. Gilmore.]

Gallipolis Paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Gilmore, Elma Jane

     OBITUARY - Elma Gilmore died at her home in Harrison Township, of consumption, in the 29th. year of her age, on the 13th. of April 1894. She was a faithful member of the Christian Church and loved by all who knew her. She was laid to rest by the side of her father, at the Providence Cemetery. She leaves a widowed mother, four brothers and many friends to mourn their loss; but our loss is her gain. The family have the sympathy of the many friends.

One more cherished friend has left us.
One with whom t'was hard to part;
One whose life-work here was needed,
With the warm love of her heart.

She, the loved, ambitious, hopeful-
Dreaming of rare joys in store,
Cast upon affliction's waters,
Drifted to the farther shore.

From a home of worldly comfort,
With hopes bright as youth's day dawn,
To the land beyond Time's shadows,
In the flush of youth she's gone.

Oh, how often on life's journey
We are called to say farewell
Friends we love most dearly leave us,
And our hearts with anguish swell.

Tho' by all the dear home circle,
And by friends and kindred dear,
She was loved with true devotion,
Yet they could not keep her here.

Like a cherished flower she faded,
In the home she loved so well'
And the grief of friends and kindred
Is too deep, too sad to tell.

Yet there's hope again of meeting,,
Where the loved and lost one dwells,
Where there are no painful partings,
Where there are no sad farewells
                                 BECCA
     GILMORE - In memory of Elma Jane Gilmore, who departed this life April 18, 1894, aged 29 years, 8 months and 22 days. Having suffered death of consumption, her spirit took its flight to the God that gave it. Her sufferings are o'er, she's at rest. She united with the Christian Church in 1883; she lived a devoted Christian; she superintended our Sunday School the past summer; her presence will be greatly missed at home and in our vicinity. Our memory will ever cherish her model Christian life and chaste conversation. Her remains were laid to rest in the Providence Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     The funeral services were largely attended, being conducted by John L. Porter, a Minister of the Christian Church.

Elma has gone, her cares are ended
She will suffer pain no more,
For with Jesus she is resting,
On that bright and happy shore.

Then weep no more for her,
For she has gone to rest,
And whilst we mourn on earth,
She is happy amongst the blest.

                                   A FRIEND

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 28, 1894
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Gilmore, Eva Lenora [Green]

Mrs. Eva Gilmore Dies
     Mrs. Eva Lenora Gilmore, 62, a former Gallia countian, died at her home in Greenfield, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 1935, following a week's illness.
     She was the wife of Charles Gilmore, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Green. She was born near Bladen, this county, and has many friends and relatives here.
     Her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Marion Blazer, and a son, Delbert, reside in Greenfield. Another son, Charles, lives at Bladen, and a brother, Charles M. Green, at Mansfield.

Gallipolis paper
Sept. 25, 1935
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Gilmore, James B.

Death of James B. Gilmore
     James B. Gilmore, son of the late Daniel and Rowena Gilmore, died March 8, 1913, aged 48 years, at his home in Marion, O. He had been failing in health for the past 8 months. He leaves besides a wife and three children, five sisters and three brothers. He was a member of the Christian Church and lived and died a christian. He was laid to rest Monday in Marion Cemetery.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 19, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Gilmore, John

Mr. Gilmore Dead
     Mr. John Gilmore, of Clay township, died Tuesday evening, April 14th, 1908, of a complication of diseases, in his 89th year.
     He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. John A. Wise, of Clay township, a step-son, William Beck, one full brother, Daniel Gilmore and a half brother B. T. Gilmore, both of this country, and half sisters, Mrs. Hay, of Huntington, Mrs. Elizabeth Dodd, of Dayton, and Mrs. Sarah Whitter and a number of relatives and friends.
     He was a broom-maker and a nice old gentlemen, and came here with his parents when he was 15 years old. He has always resided in this county, and a much respected citizen.
     The burial was conducted by Wetherholt at St. Nicholas near Yellowtown Wednesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 24, 1908
Vol. XLI No. 21
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page


Gilmore, Leonard P.

Death of Mr. Gilmore
     Mr. Leonard P. Gilmore, of near Angola, Clay township, died Tuesday night, of kidney and liver trouble aged 37 years. He had been ill for several weeks but was not considered in danger until Sunday. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gilmore and besides a father, four brothers and five sisters, he leaves a wife and seven children.
     The funeral services will be held this morning at Clay Chapel by Rev. J. R. Fields, under the auspices of the Jr. O.U.A.M. of which order he was a member, burial following at that place by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 2, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Gilmore, Martha J.

Death Of Mrs. J.F. Gilmore
     Mrs. J.F. Gilmore, of Bladen, died this Tuesday morning, March 2, 1915, at 5 a.m. after an illness of a week. She was an elderly lady and greatly esteemed by all who knew her. She is the aunt of Mrs. Fred Rose of this city, also of Messrs. Bert and Charles Stevers. The funeral will be held at Bethel Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. McConnell; interment in charge of Stevers.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born April 1845; died March 2, 1915; aged 69 years, 10 months and 24 days of age. Parents: Evan Evans and Eliza Edwards (both born Wales). Burial Bethel Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Tribune
March 2, 1915
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Gilmore, Martin Luther

M. L. Gilmore, Cheshire, Dies; Rites Sunday
     Martin Luther Gilmore, 85, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Douglas Darst of Cheshire, passed away in Meigs General Hospital Thursday morning at 5 o’clock from complications resulting from his advance age.
     Mr. Gilmore was born Nov. 3, 1865 to the late John and Serena Hysell Gilmore of Jackson County, W. Va. His wife, who was the former Miss Myrtle Carrier, died in 1945. She was a sister of Rev. William A. Carrier who served on the Waterloo Methodist Charge and later went to the Crown City Charge, where he died immediately after he finished a sermon there several years ago.
     Mr. Gilmore had worked at coal mining during most of his life. He is survived by the following children: Charles of Columbus, Leonard of Rt. 1, Middleport, Millard of Rt. 1, Cheshire, Mrs. Douglas Darst, mentioned above and Martin Luther, Jr., of Columbus. One brother, Lewis L. Gilmore of Council Grove, Kan., also survives.
     Funeral services will be held at the Old Kyger Church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. O. H. Cart of Middleport officiating. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire by J. L. Coleman and son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 2, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Gilmore, Mildred [Haskins]

     Mildred H. Gilmore, 91, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., died at Sherman Oaks following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 29, 1903 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late F.A. Haskins and Alwilda Chapman Haskins. Survivors include one niece, Marlyn Gilmore, of Encino, Calif. and great nephew, Nels Vanbenthuysen of Encino, Calif. Local family members are Paulene Fulks of Gallia County; Vivian Kirby of Cheshire; Marie Richards of Rio Grande; Geneva Howell , Rodger Hood and Morris Haskins of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Otto Gilmore in 1957.
     Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mound Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.

[Note: Birth is listed as 1902 on the tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 28, 1993
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Gilmore, Russell Ora

R. O. Gilmore
     Funeral services for R. O. Gilmore, 79, a resident of Lower River Rd., will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis with Rev. Chalmer Conley officiating.
     Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 until 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Rusty Martin, Gary Bane, Frank Cremeans, James Craft, Frank Hamilton and Jim Elliott.

Unknown publication
b. August 26, 1896 d. July 17, 1976
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Gilmore, Sarah [Trotter]

Death at Swan Creek
     Lafe Gillmore [sic], a well known citizen [of] upper Eighth avenue, is home from Swan Creek, Ohio, where he was called owing to the death of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Trotter Gillmore [sic] who died during the early part of the week. She was born in Greenbrier, county, West Virginia on July 7, 1815, being eighty-five years old at the time of her death.
     She was married in January 1835, to John Gilmore and to this union ten children were born, seven boys and three girls. Mrs. Gilmore emigrated to this county with her parents at an early age and the greater part of her life was spent in Gallia county, Ohio.
     She has been badly afflicted for the past seven years, owing to a fall received and the greater part of this time she has been confined to her bed. Her sufferings were borne meekly. She was a most estimable woman, loved and highly respected by all.—Thursday’s Huntington Advertiser.

[Note: Middle name is probably Ellen, born July 7, 1815, died March 25, 1900, buried in Bethel, OH. The cemetery entry is listed as Sallie Gilmore.]

Unknown Newspaper
About Sunday, March 25, 1900
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Gilmore, Sarah Ellen [Brown]

Former Resident Dies in West
     Mrs. James R. Gilmore, who before her marriage was Sarah Ellen Brown, died Oct. 12 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 92 years. She was born in Parkersburg and came to Gallipolis when she was one year old. With her family she left here in 1904 going to Minneapolis, Minn., leaving there in 1917 for the west coast. Surviving relatives are two daughters, three sisters, and two brothers. One sister, Mrs. William Small, and one brother, Frank Brown, living in this city. Charles Brown, another brother lives in Newport Ky., Mrs. Lon Murphy, her youngest daughter, has left her home in Minneapolis for Portland to accompany the remains back to Ohio for burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 24, 1927
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Gilmore, Sherman

Sherman Gilmore Died Last Night In Florida Home
     Sherman L. Gilmore, 73, retired photographer and former resident of Gallipolis, died last night at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida. The news of his death was conveyed in a telegram from Mrs. Gilmore to Mr. and Mrs. Elias Wetherholt. Mr. Gilmore had suffered from a heart condition that developed before he and wife came to Gallipolis. It was on account of his health that they have lived the last six or seven years in Florida, then California, and again in Florida.
     The body will be shipped to Columbus where interment will be made in Eastlawn Cemetery beside the Gilmore’s only son and child, Roy Gilmore.
     S. L. Gilmore was a brother of the late W. E. Gilmore, who long owned and managed the studio at Second and Court, which he sold more than a decade ago to Max Tawney. S. L. Gilmore long had a studio in Findlay and when failing health forced his retirement he and wife came to Gallipolis. He is survived by, in addition to his wife, two grandsons, Bob and Dick Gilmore, who are with their mother in California.
     Mr. Gilmore was a member of the Episcopal Church and of all the Masonic bodies. He was a man of refinement and highly esteemed here and in the other places in which he had lived.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 12, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gilmore, Sylvia [Greene]

Accident Fatal To Vinton Woman
Mrs. Gilmore Dies Of Fractured Skull Suffered In Fall
     Falling down a stairway leading from her second story apartment in Clyde Eagle's building on Main St., Vinton, Mrs. Sylvia Greene Gilmore, fractured her skull. Without regaining consciousness she died four hours later in the Holzer Hospital. The accident occurred about 7:30 Saturday morning and she was rushed to the hospital in McCoy's ambulance.
     When she slipped and fell she was on her way to get a pail of water. Her two youngest daughters were then at home but her husband was at Mt. Vernon where he is employed in construction work.
     Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinton Baptist Church, in charge of Rev. Oma Williams of Crown City. Burial will be at Washington C. H. by McCoy.
     Mrs. Gilmore was born near Bladen, Aug. 6, 1890, a daughter of Harrison and Salema Ellis Green. She married Mr. Gilmore Apr. 18, 1918. The following children of this union survive: Mrs. William (Eileen) Collins, Urbana; Mrs. Loren (Ann) Michael, Washington C.H.; Miss Virginia Gilmore, a buyer for the Lazarus store, Columbus; Thelma and Juanita, both at home. The brothers and sisters are: Clarence Greene, Indianapolis; Lawrence Greene and Mrs. Elsie Landthorn, Columbus; Mrs. William (Mary) Strait, Akron, and Mrs. Virginia Smeltzer, Lisbon, O.
     Mrs. Gilmore was a lifelong resident of the county; and the Gilmore family lived near Bulaville until they moved to Vinton a year ago.

Gallipolis paper
Sept. 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Gilmore, Sylvia Mae Greene

Obituary
     Sylvia Mae, daughter of Harrison and Salemana Ellis Green was born near Bladen, Ohio, August 6, 1890, and passed away at the Holzer Hospital September 27, 1947. Age 57 years, 1 month and 21 days.
On April 18, 1918, she was married to Grover C. Gilmore, who with five daughters and four grandchildren are left to mourn their loss. The children are Mrs. William Collins of Urbana, Mrs. Loren Michael of Washington C.H., Miss Virginia Gilmore of Columbus, Ohio and Thelma and Juanita at home in Vinton, Ohio.
     She also leaves two brothers and four sisters, Clarence Green of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lawrence Green of Evergreen, Ohio, Lillie Green of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Strait of Akron, Mrs. Virginia Smeltzer of Lisbon and Mrs. Elsie Landthorn of Columbus, Ohio.
     Early in life she accepted Christ and was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church for a number of years; and although her life was not always in pleasant places, she made the most of it, and always was doing something to make the lives of those near her more pleasant and richer. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, had a character above reproach and had the love of all who knew her.

Gallipolis paper
Sept. 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page


Gilmore, Virrinda

Mrs. Gilmore Dead
     Mrs. Virrinda Gilmore, wife of Mr. T. W. Gilmore, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died suddenly at her home Monday, November 2. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore formerly were residents of Ohio Township, this county, but located in Chesapeake several years ago. Mrs. Gilmoe ws born at Bladen, January 4, 1865 and was past sixty years of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to T. W. Gilmore on Dec. 3, 1883.
     Her husband is a direct descendant of the famous Anne Bailey. Mrs. Gilmore was the mother of four children as follows: Mrs. Paul Oney, Charles and Ray Gilmore of Huntington and Reese Gilmore of Chesapeake, Ohio. Two sisters, Mrs. SUsan Hale of New Castle, Pa., Mrs. Hattie Brown of Marietta, O., and three brothers, Rev. Jacob Trobridge, of Vinton, O., Wesley Trobridge of Chesapeake, O., and Earnest Trobridge of Huntington, W. Va., also survive, besides a very large number of relatives. Mrs. Gilmore was a daughter of the late John and Mary Trobridge of Ohio Township. She had been a consistent member of the M. E. church since early childhood and took an active part in the affairs of the church. She was also a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and a branch of the Three K's.
     The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Chesapeake, Wednesday, the pastor, Rev. J. N. Lunsford officiating. Burial followed in the cemtery at Rome, Lawrence Co.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Gilmore, Walter

Walter Gilmore, County Native, Dies
     Walter Gilmore, 58, (he left Gallia County 20 years ago), dropped dead Tuesday in front of 31 North High St., Columbus. His residence was 742 Siebert St., Columbus. A carpenter, he was born in Gallia County to Shannon and Mary Ann Harrington Gilmore, and he married Garnet Ramsey, who survives. They had no children. A brother, William Gilmore, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Houck, both Columbus, survive.
     A veteran of World War I the descendent was a member of Southwick Post, American Legion. The body will arrive Thursday at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home, where friends may call. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, the Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 1, 1948
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Gilmore, William L.

IN LOVING MEMORY
     Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.
     William L. Gilmore, son of John Franklin and Martha (Evans) Gilmore was born in Gallia County, Ohio, January 8, 1867, quietly entered into the Valley of the Shadow of Death in the late evening hours of April 3rd, 1946, having attained the advanced age of 79 years, 2 months, and 25 days.
He and Ella E. Nibert were united in holy marriage April 29, 1897. They shared life’s joys and sorrows together until his companion preceded him in death 2 years ago. They will be re-united in that realm where farewells are unknown.
     Surviving are the following children: Shelden R., Shannon P., and Bailey Gilmore, also two sisters Mrs. Bessie Gothard and Mrs. Henry Houck, all of this community, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a departed father and friend.
     Mr. Gilmore resided in this vicinity throughout his entire life, as an active and industrious citizen until failing health forced him to retirement some six years ago. During his recent illness resulting in his death, he was tenderly cared for by members of the immediate family, who did all that loving and skillful hands could do to relieve his suffering but God in his infinite wisdom and mercy called him to rest.
     The subject of this sketch professed his faith in the Savior and followed Him in the ordinance of baptism in obedience to his command becoming a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
     Brother Gilmore had been an esteemed member of the Masonic Fraternity for more than a quarter of a century, being affiliated with Gallia Lodge No. 469 F. and A. M. His presence and wise council will long be remembered by the brethren of that body.

                        CROSSING THE BAR
And one clear call for me
Sunset and evening star
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

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

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

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

CARD OF THANKS
     Words cannot express our deep appreciation and thanks to our kind neighbors and friends for the assistance and sympathy in the illness and death of our father W. L. Gilmore. We especially thank the flower bearers, pall bearers, the Swain quartet and the community for the beautiful floral offering. Rev. E. V. Cremeens for his consoling words and funeral director F. L. Stevers, for his efficient services.
The Children

Gallipolis Tribune
1946
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                             Top of Page


William L. Gilmore of Eureka Dies; Rites 2 [o'clock] Saturday
He Was Lineal Descendant Of Noted Ann Bailey
     William Lincoln Gilmore, 79, a well known resident of Eureka and a direct descendant of Ann Bailey of pioneer fame, died last night at his home as the clock was striking 10. He had suffered from a heart ailment for a year and pneumonia developed three days ago. It was generally known that Mr. Gilmore's condition was grave. So long as he was able to get about his tall figure and once strong body reflected his pioneer background.
     Funeral services will be held at the Bethel Methodist Church at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday with Rev. E.V. Cremeens in charge. Burial in the cemetery there by F.L. Stevers. Gallia Lodge #469 (Eureka) Masons will conduct graveside services. The pallbearers will be F.O. Walters, Byron Archer, Lincoln Call, George Gothard, Robert Johnson ad Grover Gilmore.
     Decedent was a son of the late Franklin and Martha Evans Gilmore of Bladen and his age was 79 years, 2 months, 25 days. He is survived by three children, Sheldon of Bladen, Shannon (Ted) and Miss Bailey Gilmore who lived with the father. Their mother, Ella Nibert Gilmore, died 23 years ago. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Henry Houck and Mrs. Bessie Gothard, both of Bladen.

[Note: born Jan. 8, 1869]

Gallipolis Paper
April 4, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Gilmore, W.L.

In Memoriam
     In loving memory of our father, W.L. Gilmore, who passed away one year ago today, April 3, 1946, and mother, Mrs. Ella Gilmore, who passed away February 13, 1923.

   We are sad within our memory,
   Lonely are our hearts today
   For the ones we love so dearly
   Have forever passed away.

   We think of them in silence
   No eye may see us weep
   But many silent tears are shed
   When others are asleep.
 
   We saw you fading like a flower
   But could not make you stay,
   We nursed you with tender kindness
   Until God called you away.

   Sadly missed by "The Children" and a host of relatives and friends.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page


Gilson, W. W.

Colored Minister Dies At Kerr's
     Rev. W. W. Gilson, 69 well-known colored citizen of Kerr, died Saturday morning after a brief illness at the home of his brother, J. R. Gilson at Kerr's station. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon. at 2 o'clock at Buck Ridge by Rev. Cliff Payne. Burial was in the church cemetery there by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 21, 1920
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Ginn, Blanche [Reed]

Former Gallipolis Woman Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Blanche Ginn, daughter of Mrs. Florence Reed, died Wednesday evening at the age of 37. Her death resulted from a serious surgical operation. Mrs. Ginn, her mother, Mrs. Reed and family will be remembered as residents of this city for sometime. Besides her husband and mother, she leaves two sisters and four brothers, two of whom are Dean and Reuben, well known here.
     The body will arrive this evening on the Hocking Valley train and be taken to the home of Mr. John Dale on upper Second Avenue, and the funeral will be held from the Dale residence, will be Saturday morning at 10 o’clock by Rev. Peirce and the burial at Mound Hill by directors Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 9, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gladman, Clarence

Death Claims Mr. Gladman
    
Clarence Gladman, son of John and Kansas Gladman died 5:40 Sunday evening. Gladman was born Aug. 1, 1895, and in 1930, he was united in marriage to Lillian Cremeens and made their home in Houck Hollow where his widow and children still live.
     Gladman is survived by his widow, and the following children: Eugene, Ray, Wayne, Shirley Mae. Also surviving are these brothers and sisters: Dan, Stanley, George, Ernest, Foster, and Mrs. Lizzie Rader, all of Springfield; Mrs. Zena Briggs, Minersville, and Roy, Gallipolis. Mr. Gladman’s father and step-mother are still living and their home is in Gallipolis.
     Services will be held at Lincoln Chapel Church 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Leuellen Saunders and Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will be made in Houck cemetery by Elliot and Sanders Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 22, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Gladman, Darrel

     Darrel Ray Gladman, 50, Rt. 1, Northup, died at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Born Nov. 29, 1932 in Northup, he was the son of Clarence and Lillian Cremeens Gladman. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives and lives in Northup. Mr. Gladman is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Gary Wallace of Gallipolis; two brothers, Eugene of Columbus and Wayne of Northup. Also preceded in death by one sister.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Good News Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Colvin officiating. Burial will follow at Houck Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home 2-4 p. m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Glassburn, Daisy

     Daisy O. Glassburn,75, Bidwell, died Wednesday, Holzer Medical Center, after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1911 at Bidwell to the late Luther and Nellie Spires Glassburn. She attended Rio Grande College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Ohio University. She taught first grade at Bidwell Porter Elementary School and retired after 44 years of service.
     A member of Bidwell United Methodist Church, she was a charter member of Delta Kappa Isanell Lane, Nitro WV, Elsie Gamma and a member of the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association.
     She is survived by three sisters, [missing one sister], [Elsie] Hunnel, Bidwell and Grace Carter Gallipolis, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services Saturday, 3 p.m. McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton, Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial following in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 6-8 p.m.

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


Glassburn, Harry H.

     TIFFIN - Harry H. Glassburn, 85, a resident of Tiffin, Ohio, died Saturday in the Marion, Ohio Hospital. He was reared and attended school at Bidwell. He left Gallia County when he was a young man. He is survived by his wife, Ora Nelson Glassburn and two nephews, Loren M. Glassburn and Vaughn C. Glassburn, both of Bidwell. Funeral services will be held at the Turner-Engel Funeral Home in Tiffin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
October 14, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glassburn, Jennie

Mrs. Glassburn Dead
     Mrs. Jennie Glassburn, 60, wife of Thomas Glassburn of Bidwell, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1926. Her husband, two sons, Arthur of Toledo and ??eville at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Walter of Vinton survive her. The funeral was Wednesday at Bidwell by Rev. Cleland, interment in Fairview.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb 1926
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page


Glassburn, James

Death of Mr. Glassburn
     Mr. James Glassburn, of Bidwell, one of the pioneer residents of this county, died Sunday morning, aged 85 years. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fulton at 4 o’clock this afternoon and the interment by Undertaker Dan Glassburn at Fair View Church.
     He was a fine old gentleman. He had been married twice. By his first wife he left a family of adult children in the West and his last wife and three children survive him here. His last wife is a daughter of the late Lewis Denney. He is said to have left considerable property. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Stowers and Miss Madeline Denney attended his funeral services from here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 13, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glassburn, Jesta

     Miss Jesta, daughter of Mr. Nathaniel Glassburn, ill for a long time with consumption, died at her home at Bidwell Wednesday.  She was 19 years old and a young lady greatly admired by all her acquaintances.

[Note: Buried at Fairview Cemetery in Springfield Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. Wednesday January 3, 1900
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Glassburn, Lester

     Lester Glassburn, 83, died at 5:20 pm, at the Holzer Medical Center, March 1, 1981. He was born Nov. 21, 1897, at Bidwell, the son of Bo Glassburn and Eva McGhee Glassburn. He farmed for many years and worked at the GDC for a great many years. He married Esta Marie Toppings in 1920, who died in 1975. The only living relatives are cousins, nieces and nephews.
     He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral Will be conducted by the Miller Funeral Homes.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Cheryl Enyart


Glassburn, Loren

     Loren Glassburn, 74, of Point Pleasant, W. Va. and a former Gallia County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1991, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant. A World War II Army veteran, he was born Sept. 4, 1917, in Bidwell to the late Clem and Rose Glassburn. Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairview Cemetery in Bidwell under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 30, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glassburn, Mary A.

Died.
     On Thursday evening at 11 o’clock, October 13, 1892, at the residence of her mother Mrs. J.G. Damron, on Front Street, Miss Mary A. Glassburn in the 37th year of her age.
     The subject of this sketch was born in Gallia county, O., October 22, 1855; was left an orphan in infancy by the death of her father; came to Gallipolis in girlhood with her mother, and except as away in teaching, has resided here until her untimely death. She attended the public schools of the city, graduating from the High School in the class of 1874. Since then with the exception of two years, one of which was spent in the Normal University at Lebanon, preparing herself for her chosen vocation, she has been constantly engaged in teaching in the schools of this city and elsewhere—four years being spent in Missionary work in the South. Her labors in school ceased with the close of the schools of the city last May. The last year was one of especial hardship, and great suffering, and left her a complete physical wreck, beyond recuperation. The intervening months to the day of her death, was a terrible ordeal of pain and exhaustion ceasing only at death. She leave(s) a mother and only brother, with many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     The above is the very brief recital of the life of as pure a woman and as true a heroine as ever figured in history or song. Albeit her sphere of life was small, and her place obscure, yet she filled the measure of the greatest, she did her best. In every department of life she was the same earnest, devoted, untiring, self-sacrificing worker. In the school room, her special work, she knew but one motive, duty; but one means, love. Love for her pupils and humanity, ever making duty a delight. No one was too dull or too vile or too perverse for her patience. Whether appreciated or unappreciated, praised or reviled, she did her whole duty, with great skillfulness and the utmost fidelity. Under whatever difficulties or trials, and she had her full share and never faltered, never swerved from the fullest measure of her work. Naturally timid and retiring, never physically strong, entirely destitute of the arts of pleasing—for there was not a trace of deception in her make up—and without influence to gain or retain place, she relied on merit, and merit it was gained her all she had. Even when called upon to sacrifice the comforts, and surrounding of her home to meet the sneers and ostracism of the missionary teacher in the south, she did it all with unmurmuring devotion to duty. And when disease and last failing strength made her work a martyrdom she held on with courage and fortitude, to the end. Nursing a sick mother at night, doing her work in the school room during the day, and doing work for others during the intervals, when already half her strength was exhausted by disease, marks her the martyr and heroine that she was.
     Her school work is typical of all her work. The same skill, the same devotion to duty, the same absolute truthfulness to her convictions, the same love, courage and fortitude characterized it all. In the long weary month of disease, with its pain and privation, she never murmured, nor complained, and when brought face to face with death, all hope of recovery gone, all the aspirations and hopes of her gone forever, she exhibited the same calmness in health, desiring life only for those she loved and speaking of death as pleasantly as of a visit to friends. She may have had faults, but they were so slight in comparison with her virtues as to render her whole life as clean and pure and bright as is given to any inhabitant of this earth. What sacrifices she made will never be known, what trials endured Heaven only knows and will recompense. In all her life—whatever she found to do for the good of humanity, she did quickly and with all her might. Her loss is irreparable; she deserves a place in the annals of history with greatest and best of earth; in the hearts of her friends she is enshrined forever; Heaven has no purer nor better jewel.

Gallipolis Journal
October 19, 1892
Typed by Henny Evans                                                                                  Top of Page


Glassburn, Nathaniel

Death of Nathaniel Glassburn
    
The many friends of Mr. Nathaniel Glassburn, of Bidwell, brother of Undertaker Daniel Glassburn, will be grieved to learn of his death, which occurred Saturday afternoon, April 9, ‘98.
     He has been a sufferer from cancer for a year past and was operated on nine months since. He never rallied and gradually faded away.
     He was a good man, worthy of the regard in which he was held. He leaves a sorrowing wife, an infant and four grown children, viz: Jesta, Rilla, Clemma and Howard Glassburn. Burial was Monday afternoon at Fairview.

[Note: 1/10/1839 - 4/9/1898; Age 59 yrs. 2 mos. 29 days. He was the son of David & Polly Sawyers Glassburn. His spouse was Sarah M. Vaughn.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday morning, April 12, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glassburn, Rosa Hess [Langdon]

     Rosa Langdon Glassburn, wife of Ben (Bennie) Glassburn died at her home, one mile northwest of Bidwell, Wednesday morning at 5:30. She was 83 years old. She was born on an adjoining farm, Aug. 25, 1871, to Elisha and Mary Bray Langdon.
     On July 4, 1890 she was married to Gustave Hess and they lived in Springfield until his death in 1925. To this union was born a son E.G. Hess of Donaldsville, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Smith of St. Petersburg, Fl., who survives.
     She married Aug. 21, 1933 to Ben Glassburn and lived the remainder of her life on the farm near Bidwell.
Mrs. Glassburn held membership in the First Church of God in Springfield.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the residence, Friday at 11 am. With Rev. George Oiler of Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at the McCoy Funeral home in Vinton. Burial will be made in the Fairview cemetery.
     Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Ella B. Smith of Saint Angelo, Ca and Mrs. Zoa Butcher of Bidwell.

[Note: Rosa Glassburn died Sept. 29, 1954.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Cheryl Enyart


Glassburn, Roxie Marie [Luikart]

     GALLIPOLIS - R. Marie Glassburn, 69, died Friday at her home in Gallipolis. She retired from Federal Mogul in December, 1987. Born March 6, 1920 in Mason County, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Etta Hurley Luikart.
     She is survived by a son, L. Francis Glassburn, Hillsdale, Michigan., a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Lynn) Conkey of Columbus. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, three great-grand-children; and five sisters, Mary J. Phillips, Mrs. Eldon (Eleanor) Thomas, Mrs. William (Barbara) Smeltzer, Margaret J. Sullivan, all of Gallipolis and Mrs. Charles (Irene) Weaver, New Haven, W. Va.
     She attended First Baptist Church in Gallipolis and was a volunteer at Holzer Medical Center. Services will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral chapel Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
October 29, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glassburn, Zoe

Mrs. Glassburn Dies Near Bidwell
     Mrs. Zoe Glassburn 69, wife of Judson A. Glassburn, died at 1am.today at her home near Bidwell, where she had been ill for six months from a stomach ailment.
     Funeral sevices will be held at 2pm. Sunday in the Springfield Baptist church , of which decedent had been a lifelong member, and the Rev. Earl V Cremeens will officiate. Interment will be made by Coleman and son in Vinton Memorial Park.
     Mrs. Glassburn was born April 19, 1879 , in the old family home in Springfield Twsp, on the Bidwell-Rodney Rd., a residence now owned by Vernon Coleman. Her parents were the Rev. Samuel S Denney and Mahala Cardwell Denney.
     The decedent was married by her father a half-century ago and she is survived by her widower and these children: Mary Hughes , Middleport; lola Shafer, Poca, WV; and Stanley Glassburn , Kerr.
     There are these brothers and sisters surviving : Era Denney, Rt#1 Vinton, Earl Denney, Cameron , WV; Birdie Anderson , Washington, Pa; and Laura Dunn, Moundsville, WV.
     Mrs. Glassburn was a member of the Vinton Chapter 375 , Order of Eastern Star.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 25, 1949
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart


Gleason, William

     The funeral of Mr. William Gleason was held Monday p.m. at 1:30 o’clock at Brush Baptist Church. Mr. Gleason had been a life long citizen of the Coal Valley Community having been a member of the pioneer family of Riley Gleason. Death called him at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 20 days. Besides brothers and sisters, he leaves his wife, two sons, Jacob of Logan and Frank of Vinton, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hale of Vinton, also 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
     He was a greatly beloved citizen and his going has brought bereavement into the hearts of all who knew him. The funeral was conducted by Rev. David W. Williams, burial at Brush Church in charge of Undertaker H. K. Butler.

[Note: April, 1855 - March 30, 1929]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
“News From Vinton Village”
Thursday April 4, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Glenn, Agnes [Kent]

Agnes Glenn, 93, Died Sunday P.M.
Funeral, Burial Set For 2 Tuesday At Cheshire
     Mrs. Agnes Glenn, 93, widow of Samuel Glenn, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Carsons, on Leading Creek, near Rutland. Born to Milton and Welthie G. Adnie Kent May 29, 1851, near Vinton, the decedent is survived by the daughter with whom she made her home and one son, Roy, at Grant’s Pass, Ore. A brother, Milton Kent, Columbus, also survives. She was a member of the Kyger Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. E.W.T. Tuesday at the Cheshire Methodist Church, with burial by J. L. Coleman and Son in the Gravel Hill cemetery, Cheshire.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 7, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glenn, Clifford

Clifford Glenn
     Glenn, Clifford, 27, Marion, formerly of Morgan Twp. and grandson of Ellsworth Glenn; killed November 15; survived by his wife, mother and brothers; funeral November 18 at Marion; burial in McGhee Cemetery at Vinton November 18.

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


Glenn, J. B.

     J. B. Glenn, a former well-known resident of this county, passed away at his home at Harper, Kansas, a short time ago.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 4, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Glenn, Jane

Mrs. Hugh Glenn Dead
     Mrs. Jane Glenn, wife of Hugh Glenn, died at her home near Vinton, yesterday, at 4 p.m., after an illness of several weeks duration. She was the widow of the late Doc. Hale, an old solider, of Obal, who it will be remembered was killed in a runaway a few years ago. She was married to Hugh Glenn a little more than a year ago. The interment will take place today at 1 o'clock at Mt. Tabor under the direction of Undertaker Kerr Butler.

[Note: Died Feb 4, 1904. There is no tombstone. 1st husband, G. W. Hale, Co E 27th D.Nov 5, 1900 in accident. Buried Mt. Tabor.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb 5, 1904
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Glenn, Mahala

Paralysis Causes Death  
     Mrs. Mahala Glenn died Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Betty Roberts after a long illness with paralysis. She was aged 74 years, 8 months, and 22 days. She is survived by several children by a former marriage, among them being the Hill boys of this city. The funeral services will probably be held Friday at Mrs. Roberts home. Burial will be at Lewis Cemetery by G. J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
12 Jul 1923
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch                                                                      Top of Page

Glenn, Mary [McKinney (also married to Cramer & Graves)]

     Mary McKinney Glenn was born in Miflin Co., Pa., July 24, 1810. She was married to Frederick Cramer June 29, 1829, removed to Ohio and was left a widow in 1859, with two sons and one daughter, the daughter dying May 12th, 1878. She was married to Thomas Graves May 14, 1865, and was again left a widow March 27, 1878, when she was united in marriage to James Glenn July 11, 1878, who died at his home near Vinton in 1885. She joined the church and was baptized before coming to this country [sic], and at the time of her death was connected with the Christian Order Church. She was a sincere and devout Christian, sowing seeds of kindness where she went; always a friend to the poor, not giving but lending to the Lord.
     Her two sons still survive to mourn her loss, and with one of them she made her home during her illness, which she bore uncomplainingly. Being confined to her bed for the last nineteen months she silently waited for the summons, when she passed peacefully away, April 19th, 1889, aged 78 years, 8 months and 25 days. Her funeral services were attended at the church of which she was a member, and were conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton, of Rio Grande. Her burial was by Undertaker Glassburn.
     Com.

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


Glenn, Mollie

Mrs. M. P. Glenn Dead
     Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Mollie Glenn of Los Angeles, Calif, wife of M. P. Glenn. She had been an invalid for several years and death came as a gentle relief to her weary soul. She passed away on the 6th of June and was laid to rest on Jun 9 in the soldiers' burial ground at their home town.
     Mr. Glenn is a brother of G. W. Glenn of Tycoon, and although he is getting up in years, is anticipating a visit among his many friends here.

Gallia Times
Jun 30, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Glenn, Newton Boyd

     Newton Boyd Glenn was born near Vinton, Gallia Co., O., on the tenth day of Nov. 1885. He died died at Marion, O. on Dec. 27th 1909,aged 24 years, 1 mo., and 17 days. He was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel N. Glenn of ___ger, O., where the last ten years of his life was spent. In that short (time he h)ad won many friends by ____ ways and honest dealings. (He alw)ays had a reverence for all ____ pertaining to church and ____ work and was converted ___ (yea)rs ago, where he since had ____ attended Sabbath school, ____ meeting and working in ___worth League. During his ____ __w weeks of health his spare time was spent reading his bible. ___ besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Roy of Vancouver, ___b., once sister, Mrs. Geo. Carson, Middleport, O., and many other ____ds who loved him well.
     The funeral was held at Kyger, ___ church at ten o'clock Friday, ___ 1at,
comforting words being ___ by the pastor, Rev. C.L. ___, after which he was laid to rest Gravel Hill cemetery, ____, O., Undertaker Demaine ____.

[Note: Even though words were missing from this clipping, there is enough inforamtion here to help someone. He is buried at Gravel Hill as Boyd N. Glenn. On his death certificate W. Schaffner Co., Marion, Ohio was listed as the Undertaker.]

Possibly Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 1909 or Jan. 1910
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Glenn, Samuel

Samuel Glenn, Former Mill Owner, Passes
Death Comes After Long Illness - Funeral Is Set For 2 Tuesday
     Samuel Glenn, who in his younger years was a well known figure in business in the upper part of the county, died Sunday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Carson, on Leading Creek, about midway between Kyger and Rutland. Mr. Glenn was 79 years old and was a brother of William A. Glenn, now of Columbus but formerly of Gallipolis and of Ellsworth Glenn of Vinton.
     For a year or two Mr. Glenn had been virtually helpless as a result of a stroke (or strokes) of paralysis.
His last notable activity was the operation of what was long known as the Tate mill at Kyger. In that venture he was associated with W. Scott Cloud, who later died at Edwington, where he operated a similar mill.
     Decedent is survived by his wife, Agnes Glenn, the daughter named, and one son, Roy Glenn of Vancouver, Wash. Mr Glenn and Agnes J. Kent were Married in this county on Dec. 30, 1875.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at Rutland in charge of Rev. James Mossin of Marion. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by H. K. Butler.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 18, 1936
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Glenn, Sarah Ann

     Died, on November 11th, 1862, at the residence of her husband, Mrs. Sarah Ann, wife of Mr. P. Glenn, in the 23rd year of her age. [Followed by a long poem.]

The Gallipolis Journal
November 13, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Gloss, Jean E. [Hitlin]

Jean E. Gloss
     Jean E. Gloss, 68, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 1996, at her residence. Born July 21, 1927, in Long Island, New York, daughter of the late John Edwin and Ruth E. Lindeke Hitlin of Gallipolis, she was a homemaker. In addition, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis; a member of the Clilffside Gold Club; and a former member of the Gallipolis Garden Club and Pembrook Club. She was in the Cadet Nurses Corp. during WW II, and she was a Gray Lady at Holzer Medical Center.
     In addition to her mother, she was survived by her husband, Eugene Gloss, two sons, Eugene Eric Gloss of Pickerington, and John Hitlin Gloss of Rodney; two daughters, Linda Jean Fatica of Perrysburg, and Susan Gloss Breech of Gallipolis. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Paul Gloss, and a brother, John E. Hitlin Jr.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Al Early officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Saturday from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour preceding the services on Sunday.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Holzer Hospice Program, 100 Jackson Pike Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or to the First Presbyterian Church, 51 State St., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 8, 1996
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Glover, Bert

Bert Glover Dies In Eureka Home
     Bert Glover, long-time if not lifelong resident of Eureka, died at his home there at 10:45 this morning. Suffering from a heart ailment he had gone to bed just a few minutes before he passed away, The Tribune was told.
     Mr. Glover was a brother of John Glover, who was drowned here on the night of April 7, when working as a watchman for the Epling Sand and gravel Co.
     Bert is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Williams, whose home was next door to his own, and by two half-brothers and a half-sister, Willie and Tilton Glover and Mrs. Sam Waugh, all of Bladen.

[Note: Burial Clay Chapel; 11 Nov 1878 - 8 April 1945 dates from tombstone]

Gallipolis Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Glover, Eva

Mrs. Eva Glover Dies at Eureka
     Mrs. Eva Mae Glover, 67, died at 8:50 a.m. today in her home at Eureka after a short illness. She was born Dec. 3, 1883 in Bladen to L.D. and Phoeba Hazlett Williams.
     Her husband John died in 1941. Three children preceded Mrs. Glover in death and those who survive are: Mrs. Winnie Meadows, Dunbar, WV; Mrs. Mabel Hunt, Mercerville; Mrs. Louise Barcus, Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis; Mrs. Clarabelle Ward, Gallipolis and Sam, Bladen. One grandson, James Franklin was reared in the Glover home.
     Eighteen grandchildren, one of them born today and seven [great?] grandchildren also survive. Charles L. Barcus, a grandson, is serving with the Navy at Norfolk, VA. A brother John Williams, Bladen and three sisters Miss Nell Williams, Bladen; Mrs. Perry Lambert, Mercerville and Mrs. R. Halley, Mercerville also survive.
     Mrs. Glover was a member of the Victory Baptist Church near Mercerville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Eureka Methodist Church. The Rev. Floyd Workman, Pastor of the church and the Rev. Earl Cremeens, Northup, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Clay Chapel Cemetery by F. Stevers, Mercerville. Friends may call at the Glover home after 1 p.m. Friday.

[Note: Death Certificate born Dec. 3, 1883; died Nov. 15, 1951; aged 67 years, 11 months and 12 days. Parents: L. Dow Williams and Phoeba Hazlett.]

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 1951
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Glover, John

John Glover, 65, Night Watchman, Falls Into River Here, Is Drowned
Body Is Recovered And Funeral Set For 10 A. M. Tues.
     John Glover, 65, whose home was at Eureka but who was employed as a night watchman of the Epling Sand & Gravel Co. boats anchored here, was drowned Saturday night while on duty. Two or three hundred feet down stream from where it was supposed he had toppled into the Ohio River his body was recovered about noon Sunday by Hector Steele and Delbert Dray of the city fire department.

Watch, Money Found
     Magistrate J. H. Shato, who held an inquest soon after the body was found, acting in he place of Dr. Paul Foster, coroner, decided the drowning accidental and had occurred shortly before 9 o’clock Saturday night. He fixed the time by noting that Glover’s Elgin watch had stopped at 8:59.
In Glover’s trousers was found his billfold containing $28 and some bus tickets for the Eureka-Gallipolis trip.
     John Glover, who was born and always lived in and around Eureka, had worked for the Epling company the last two years. He had won the confidence of Mrs. Epling by his faithful service and she spoke of him in terms of high praise. For some time he had boarded at the home of James Morrow on Chestnut Street.
     Glover was seen about 8 o’clock Saturday night on Court St. by Douglas Raike, who works for the same concern. Glove was then on his way to the Epling yards. About three hours later Raike went there, failed to find Glover, but did find his lantern had been removed from its hanging place and had been turned over on top of the sand digger. The light was out. Police were notified and a futile search followed. Presumably, the watchman had lost his balance and toppled into the water. In his fall his head may have struck some hard object for Squire Shato noted a scalp injury.
     Decedent’s birth date was November 11, 1879, and hence he was in his 66 th year. He is survived by his wife Eva May Williams Glover, whom he married here May 23, 1901, and the following children.
     Mrs. Winnie Meadows, Dunbar, W. Va., Mrs Mabel Hunt, lower river road, Sam Glover, Columbus, Mrs. Louise Barcus, Bladen, Mrs. Clara Belle Ward, Vinton. Also surviving are these brothers and sisters: Bert Glover, Eureka, half-brother, Willie and Tilton Glover of Bladen and Gallipolis, half-sister Mrs. Sam Wugh, Bladen.
     After 6 p. m. today the body will be at the home in Eureka. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church there at 10 a. m. Tuesday with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial in Clay Chapel cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

Gallipolis Tribune
1945
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                              Top of Page   


Glover, Malinda [Stover]

Mrs.John Glover Dies Saturday Funeral Tuesday

     An illness of but two or three weeks proved fatal to Mrs. Malinda Stover Glover Saturday at 8 p.m. She was the wife of John Glover and their home was back of Bladen. She was seventy-seven years old.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Swan Creek chapel by Rev. C. L. Thayer. Burial will be in the cemetery there by F. L. Stevers.
     The husband is the only immediate survivor, an only duaghter the wife of "Nig" Waugh dying about twenty-five years ago.

[Note: Tomstone dates 1857-1936]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall  


Glover, Nancy

Suicide
Miss Nancy Glover Takes Her Life
     Miss Nancy Glover, living with her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hazlett, near Chambersburg, was taken suddenly ill Wednesday morning and gradually grew worse, dying at four o’clock in the evening. Dr. W. J. Fletcher was called about ten minutes before her death, but she was then unconscious and beyond human aid. Tuesday she had been up to Gallipolis and Hackman Noah Clark noticed that she was despondent.
Coroner Shaw was notified of her death and that it looked like a case of suicide, and accompanied by Dr. C. G. Parker and Dr. Fletcher held a post-mortem examination and extracted the stomach, bringing it to this city for examination. The examination also revealed the fact that the young lady was in a delicate condition, which was probably the cause of her rash act.
     The unfortunate young woman was about 21 years of age, the daughter of Samuel Glover and had always borne a good reputation, being of a modest, retiring disposition. The funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the family burying ground in Clay Township, burial by Undertaker Wise.

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


Glover, Nancy

A Mysterious Case
Sudden Death of a Highly Esteemed Young Lady, Probable Suicide
     Miss Nancy Glover, daughter of Mr. Samuel Glover, a farmer and pensioner about a mile back of Chambersburg, and a winsome young lady of 21, who has since the death of her mother when she was very young, made her home with her grandmother, Mrs. Eliza Hazlett, who also lives about one mile back of Chambersburg, died Wednesday afternoon after an illness of only a few hours and under mysterious circumstances.
     She was in town shopping Tuesday, apparently in good health, but it was noticed that she wore a despondent look as though in trouble. She returned home and arose Wednesday morning in her usual health. During the forenoon her grandmother went to the village store to make some purchase and when she returned, found Nancy alarmingly ill and she grew rapidly worse until about 4 o’clock when she died. Dr. Fletcher had been sent for, but when he arrived she was unconscious. The circumstances justified Dr. Fletcher in notifying the Coroner Dr. Harry Shaw, of this city, who with Dr. Charles G. Parker went down and held a post-mortem examination and her stomach was brought to this city and an analysis of the contents was made today which at this writing we have not at hand.
     Her funeral and burial services took place this Thursday afternoon, the latter by Undertaker Wise. She bore an excellent reputation. Everyone loved her and her untimely death has caused shock and gloom over the whole community in which she lived.
     There are rumors on top of rumors, one of which is that she had been deserted when in a delicate condition by a young man who had kept her company, but who is now in a distant State, and that her death was to hide her shame. Another is that she had taken drugs, but not with suicidal intent, and that she had unwittingly killed herself. The Coroner’s investigation will probably throw some light on the grave affair and clear up what seems now to be a mysterious case.

Gallipolis Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 1902

The Case of Nancy Glover
     Nothing new is known in regard to the cause of the mysterious death of Miss Nancy Glover, the physicians awaiting the movements of the Prosecuting Attorney in the matter. The physicians at the Hospital here would not qualify as to being expert chemists. Without they would do this, their analysis of the contents of the stomach would not avail anything. To send the stomach to Columbus for analysis would involve an expense of from $25 to $50, which no one seemed willing to assume. It was ascertained, however, that she was three or four months gone with child. It is stated that she told intimate friends this and the post-mortem verified it. It is stated that a certain person procured her the medicine to relieve her of the condition some days before. A bottle of medicine that could not be accounted for was found. It contained a reddish, apparently coal tar preparation. It is thought it was intended to have the desired effect without proving fatal to her. She suffered very much with purging and vomiting after taking it. It is not thought anything further will be done about it, and the grave will hide what could easily be proven if enough interest in the case were taken.

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, August 29, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Glover, Samuel

Samuel Glover Dies At Home
     Samuel Tilden Glover, 77, passed away at 6 a.m. today at his home, 1918 Chestnut St., following an illness of the past several years. Mr. Glover was born at Chambersburg, Jan. 5, 1875 to Samuel and Nancy Gibson Glover.
     He was married twice. He was married to Miss Etta Brewer, Ironton, Aug. 17, 1920, who survives along with the following children by that marriage, Mrs. Cecil (Esta) White, Gallipolis; Mrs Frank (Thelma) Rockwell, Circleville; Audrey Glover, Gallipolis. A son Robert was killed in Korea Oct. 9, 1951 and his body is now enroute home for burial.
     Surviving children of a first marriage are Fletcher Glover, Ashland, KY; John and Cecil, Columbus; Mrs. Nellie White, Georges Creek and Mrs. Marion Brewer, Youngstown. A brother, William Glover, Clipper Mills and a sister, Mrs. Sam (Bertha) Waugh, Eureka, also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at Condee Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by Miller's Home for Funerals. The body will be taken to the home sometime Tuesday.

[Note: Death Certificate...Samuel J. Tilden Glover born Jan. 5, 1877; died Feb 4, 1952; age 75 years and 29 days.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Glover, William

Glover Rites
     Willie Glover, 74, who spent most of his life in the Chambersburg area died at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital Saturday evening. Death was the result of a heart condition.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1885 at Chambersburg, to Samuel and Hannah Shivley Glover. When his health declined he became a resident of Gallipolis, and his last residence was at the Ed Johnson Rest Home on Mill Creek Rd. His only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Bertha Waugh of Bladen. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four half-brothers and four half-sisters.
     Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swan Creek Methodist Church and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller’s on Wednesday until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Died 13 April, 1959; Unknown date of newspaper article
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow