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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

Goddard, Frank

     John Franklin Goddard, 84, formerly of 69 Garfield Ave., died at the home of his granddaughter in Cuyhoga Falls on Wednesday, March 14. He was retired from Quaker State Refining Corporation and the Gallipolis Ice Company.
     Born Aug. 17, 1905 at Gallipolis, he was the son of the late John Francis and Pearl Henry Goddard.
Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Jones of Columbus and Phyllis Whobrey of Addison, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, and infant son, a brother and a sister.
A World War II Seabee, he was a member of Bell Chapel Church, the VFW Post 4464 and the American Legion Post 27.
     Services will be conducted 1 p.m., Saturday from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4464. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Pallbearers will be members of the VFW.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Goddard, Pearl [Lomond]

Death of Mrs. Goddard
     Mrs. Pearl Goddard, wife of Francis Goddard and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry of Ben Lomond, died Thursday evening at Mrs. Lucinda Goddard's, her sister-in-law, on Spruce street. She was 25 years old and leaves three children of tender age, having been married nine years ago. She died of blood poisoning and pneumonia following child birth of a month ago.
     Rev. Dunn conducted the funeral at the Goddard home Sunday afternoon. Burial at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.

[Note: 1885-1910]

Gallipolis Journal
January 26, 1910
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards

Goddard, Susan

Death of Mrs. Goddard
     Mrs. Susan Goddard passed away at her home on First avenue Saturday, Dec. 30, after an illness of four months with cancer of stomach. She was in her 82nd year. Mrs. Goddard was a highly esteemed and lovable woman and a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Mrs. Goddard is survived by five children, John McElhainy of Cambridge, O., Will of Bellaire, Mrs. Sarah Potts of New Martinsville, Mrs. Wm. Mayberry and Mrs. Hugh Jordan of this city and her husband.
     The funeral services will be held at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., burial following at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 1, 1917
Transcribed by J. Farley

Goens, Jennie [Blue]

     Mrs. Jennie Goens, wife of Mr. Thomas Goens, the barber, died at 12 o’clock Sunday Oct. 1, 1905. She was operated on for tumor last Friday and seemed to be getting along alright, but became worse until she passed away. She will be buried Tuesday at 2 o’clock, by Hayward & Son, and the funeral services, conducted by Rev. Palmer, at the A. M. E. Church. She was 37 years old and leaves besides her husband, three sons, a mother and father, three sisters and a brother. Her father is Mrs. Robert Blue, of Decatur, Ill.

Galipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Goetting, Belle [White]

Mrs. Goetting Dies at Rodney Sunday Evening
Lifelong Resident of That Community
Half-Sister of Late Judge White
Funeral on Wednesday

     Mrs. Belle Goetting, wife of Chris Goetting, died at their home in Rodney at 6:45 Sunday evening. She had been seriously ill for a week with a heart affection [sic] but her illness began months ago and she suffered a great deal from rheumatism.
     Mrs. Goetting was in her 72 year, having been born Dec. 26, 1861. She was a daughter of Joseph and Emily Edmondson White and was born and reared and spent her whole life at Rodney. She was a half-sister of the late Judge C.W. White of this city. On October 12, 1887, she and Mr. Goetting were married. They had no children but they made a good home for four children, giving them tender care, constant devotion and wholesome surroundings: Asa Moore, Jack Rippey, Clyde Lavy and Minnie Russell.
     Mrs. Goetting was a faithful member of and earnest worker in the Rodney Methodist church and teacher of the young people’s class in the Sunday School. She was respected and esteemed by all who knew her and loved by those who knew her best.
     Funeral services will be conducted in the church by Rev. C.W. Frye at 1 o’clock Wednesday. Burial in Calvary cemetery at Rio Grande by Undertaker J.L. Coleman.

Source: an undated newspaper clipping, from Gallia County.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Goetting, Gustia

Mrs. Gustia Goetting
     Mrs. Gustia Goetting, wife of Mr. Christian Goetting, died on Tuesday last, May 17, 1892, at her home in Springfield Township, aged sixty-three years. Although she had been an invalid for some time past, her illness did not assume a serious aspect until a few days before her death. The funeral services were held yesterday forenoon at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. George Aten officiating. The husband and eight children--four boys and four girls--are left to mourn their loss. Three of the sons and one daughter live in Kansas. Mrs. Goetting was a sister of Gustave and August Vollborn, of this county, and of Mrs. Charles Mack, of this city. She was a woman of strong religious convictions, with a loving heart and devoted to her family. Her death is sincerely mourned.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 21, 1892
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                          Top of Page

Goetting, Harry Clarence

     Harry Clarence Goetting passed away January 8, 1971. He was the son of the late Charles J. and Nettie (Kraus) Goetting. He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Homer McCulty of Gallipolis; brother and sister-in-law Luther and Myrtie Goetting of Waco,Texas; also two nieces and nephew and their families of Columbus.
     He was born, lived and died in the same house, on the farm in Raccoon Township, near Rio Grande, Ohio. His interest was centered around the farm which served as his livelihood along with his apiary. He was a kind, generous man, who felt free in giving. He was a member of Harris Baptist Church and attended regularly until failing health prevented it.

God saw you getting weary,
He did what he thought best,
He put His arms around you
And whispered come home and rest.

And with farewell unspoken
You gently passed away.
The flowers I place upon your grave
May wither and decay,
But our love for you who sleepeth
Will never pass away.

[Note: buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Raccoon Township]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Goetting, Dr. M. L.

     Dr. M. L. Goetting 77, of 705 South Valley Mills Drive, former dean of the School of Education at Baylor University, died Monday afternoon in a local hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilkirson and Hatch Chapel, the Rev. Peter McLeod and Dr. W.J. Wimpee officiating. Burial will be in Waco Memorial Park.
     Dr. Goetting was born in Harrisburg, Ohio and attended schools there. He was a graduate of Rio Grande College in Rio Grande, Ohio and received his master’s degree and doctorate from Ohio State. Dr. Goetting married Miss Myrtle Roush Dec. 24, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio. They moved to Waco in 1935 and he went to work at Baylor as a teacher. Dr. Goetting became dean of the School of Education in 1958 and held the post until he retired in 1973. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, one sister, Mrs. Bernice McCulty of Gallipolis, Ohio, one nephew and two nieces.
     Active pallbearers will be Dr. W. Read Dawson, Dr. C.G. Strickland, Dr .Raymond Bills, Dale Curry, Dick Schaeper, Quentin Cain. Honorary pallbearers will be President Abner V. McCall, Executive Vice President Herbert H. Reynolds, and Dr. William B. Herrington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the M.L. Goetting Scholarship fund, Baylor University.

A Tribute published in the pages of The Tribune Herald, Waco Texas
January 9, 1979
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier                                                                        Top of Page

Gooch, C. Wilbur

     VINTON - C. Wilbur Gooch, 84, retired Harrisburg farmer, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. He was born in Springfield Twp., Gallia County, a son of William R. and Fannie Malone Gooch. He married Lola M. Phillips in 1916. She survives.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Beatrice) Bush and Mrs. Dale (Alma) McMillin, both of Vinton; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Betz, Gallipolis; Mrs. Lola George, Columbus and Mrs. Lula Thomas, Rio Grande. A son, W. Morris Gooch, preceded him in death. He retired in 1958 and moved to Vinton. He was a member of the Harris Baptist Church and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a charter member of the Harris Grange.
     Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in McCoy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Stutler officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 20, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gooch, Charles N.

     [The following obituary was found in a box of pictures belonging to Debbie Gooch. It was a very dark copy of the original newspaper obituary.]

In  Memory
     Charles N. Gooch, son of Robert and Mary Jane Gooch, was born August 17, 1846, and died June 11, 1921, aged 74 years, 9 months, and 25 days. He suffered the loss of his first wife, Mary Moore, who died in May, 1882, leaving four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Lewis and Mrs. J.J. Borger of Columbus, while Mrs. William Upton and Mrs. Charles Graham preceded their father in death. In May 1887, he married Mary Rees, who died Oct. 2, 1910. To this union were born six children, Mrs. Floyd Cardwell of Bidwell, Miss Edith Gooch, Columbus, Mrs. Floyd Logue, Kenmore, Mrs. Everett Deckard, Vinton, Robert R. Gooch, Vinton, and one child who died in infancy. He leaves 14 grandchildren and four brothers, James M. and David E. of Vinton, William R. of Bidwell and John  R. of rising Sun, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Waples of Huntsville, Ohio.
     It can be truly stated that the departed was blessed with a kind and tender spirit toward everyone, enjoyed happiness with others and shared their sorrow in grief. Endowed by nature with a peaceful and gentle disposition,  his character was full of kindness, sympathy, righteousness, friendship and love for everyone.  The bodily affliction that had disabled him for a  number of years made even stronger these noble traits of his character. With a steadfast conviction for righteousness, he became a member of the Baptist  Church at Harris and exemplified a clean, Christian life. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at Mt. Tabor, conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton, burial by Butler.
Card of thanks
     We hereby express our thanks to all our neighbors and friends who so kindly gave their help and sympathy during the sickness, death, and funeral of our beloved father. 
     The  children.

Gallia Times
June 30, 1921
Transcribed by Karen Siebert

Gooch, Esther

     Esther L. Gooch, 72, Route 4, Gallipolis, died Monday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct 1, 1912 at Sumner, Ohio to the late Carl and Fern Smith Christy, she was reared in the home of her grandparents, Asbury and Emma Smith.
     Mrs. Gooch is survived by her husband, Raymond O. Gooch. They were married July 13, 1933, at Cattletsburg, Ky. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wendall (Lois Anne) Thomas, Gallipolis; one son, Tom gooch, Gallipolis; four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. A brother, Glen A. Christy, Circleville, and one sister, Mrs. Roger (Carol) Patterson, West Chicago, Ill, also survive. Both her brother and sister were reared in her home.
     She graduated from Chester High School and attended Holzer School of Nursing. She had been a member of First Baptist Church since 1938, where she served in numerous church capacities. She was a past president of the Washington Elementary PTA.
     Services will be Thursday, 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Joe Giles, David Thomas, Willard Leedy, Roger Hood, Earl Tope and Emerson Corbin. Honorary pallbearers will be Morris Haskins, Russell Sarrett, Dean Davis, Mahlon Radekar, Fred B. Smith and Emerson E. Evans.

[Note: Per tombstone died Jun 3, 1985]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
[June 1985]
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Gooch, Lola [Phillips]

     Lola M. Gooch, 86, a former resident of Vinton and Harrisburg communities, died Sunday morning at the Houston Nursing Home, Hamden. She had been in failing health several years. She was born Aug. 19, 1887, in Gallia County, daughter of the late John R. and Delia Kent Phillips. She married Wilbur Gooch in 1908. He preceded her in death in 1966.
     Two daughters survive, Mrs. James (Beatrice) Bush, Vinton and Mrs. Dale (Alma) McMillian, Rt. 2, Vinton. One son, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Five grandchildren survive. She was a member of the Harrisburg Church and Grange.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 22, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gooch, Mary E.

Mr. Gooch's Mother Dead at Vinton
     Mr. R.O. Gooch of 73 Cedar St received word today of the death of his mother Mrs. James Gooch of Vinton. Her death was caused by asthma. Mrs. Gooch was in her 72nd year and leaves three daughters located in Fostoria and one son, Mr. R.O. Gooch of this city. The funeral will occur at Mt. Tabor church near Vinton Tuesday. Several relatives from here and points out of town will attend. Mr. Gooch was a good citizen and his death is much regretted by all who knew him.

[Note: This is the way it read in the original printed edition in the newspaper, but there appears to be an editorial mishap in the last sentence where it most likely should have read Mrs. Gooch and all who knew her.]

Gallipolis Dailey Tribune
March 7, 1921
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Gooch, Mary [Boggs]

     Died, December 1st, 1869, in Raccoon township, Gallia county, Mary Gooch, wife of John Gooch and daughter of Hiram and Diannah Boggs, in her twenty-sixth year. She was a great sufferer, having been afflicted over a year. She joined the Freewill Baptist chuch near five years ago, and professed having faith in Christ. She was marrried to her now bereaved husband, January 1, 1868. Their little infant, Alforetta, died August 16th, a few months before the mother, leaving the father and husband lonely here below. Three funerals were attended to by the writer, at the calvary church; a large audience being present to pay their last debt of gratitude. May the entire audience meet Mary in that "_____bright clime." M. D. Vaughn

The Gallipolis Journal
December 16, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Gooch, Ollie L.

A Brief Honeymoon
     Mrs. John Gooch, a bride of three weeks, and living near Harris, died Monday. She was from Meigs county, and said to be a very estimable lady. She had only been ill for a week with diphtheria. Her funeral services and burial took place this afternoon, the latter at the Long graveyard, near Bidwell.  [Long graveyard is also known as Fairview Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Tuesday, July 23, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Gooch, Rebecca

Mrs. Gooch Passes
     Mrs. D. E. Gooch, who was about 75 years old, died at her home near Vinton at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. She had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Gooch was an aunt of R. O. Gooch, 3rd Ave. and Mrs. Will Troth, 2nd Ave. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Mt. Tabor. Undertaker, Kerr Butler, of Vinton, is in charge.

[Note: 7/5/1882 - 3/28/1928 75 yrs. 8 mos. 23 das. d/o Martin & Sarah Bullen Radiken, w/o David E. Gooch]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 29, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gooch, Robt.

     Robt Gooch, and estimable farmer and man who was much respected wherever he was known, died recently. His funeral was preached at the Free Will Baptist Church of this place by the Rev. J.M. Davis, of Rio Grande, who preached as good a sermon as ever it has been our good fortune to hear. His remarks to the effect that if we build for ourselves a good character we have not lived in vain were appropriate and practical, and we hope may impress upon all the consciousness that they can live close to God in any sphere.

Gallipolis Journal
December 5, 1888
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Gooch, Robert Osborne

Faulty Heart
     Robert Osborne Gooch, 80 a retired wholesale grocer, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home 445 Fourth Ave. He had been in failing health for several years with a heart condition, but his death was sudden.
Mr. Gooch was born on Sept. 5, 1881 at Rio Grande, the son of the late James W. and Rebecca Radekin Gooch. There were five children in the family. He was the last survivor.
     He farmed in his youth, and came to Gallipolis a number of years ago to accept employment with the Bush Ice Co. Later he was a salesman for the Henking-Bovie Co., for 30 years. His last employment was with the Gilbert Grocery Co., and he operated a cash and carry grocery wholesale establishment for 15 years in the Mack building on Third Ave., retiring in 1952.
     His marriage to the former Alta Grace Glassburn, who survives, took place Oct. 6, 1902 in the Grace Methodist parsonage. Two surviving sons are Raymond salesman with the Evans Packing Co., and Kerr, who operates the Southern Glass Service Co. There are four grand and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Gooch was a member of the First Baptist church and the Modern Woodmen.
     Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Dr. Howard C. Young will officiate, and burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the service.

Unknown Newspaper
Thursday April 19, 1962
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Good, Anna [Bierce]

Death of Mrs. Good
     Mrs. Anna Good, of Cheshire, died Tuesday morning, May 23d, 1905, of cancer. She had been a great sufferer with it for a long time. She is survived by her husband William Good and children Mrs. I. N. Mauck, Mrs. C. L. Vangilder, Edward M. Good and Lieut. Joseph W. Good.
     The funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m., at the M. E. Church by Rev. A. B. Davis, burial following at Gravel Hill.
     She was a good Christian woman well liked by all who knew her and her death was greatly regretted though she had passed the three score and ten of years allotted to all.

[Note – daughter of Marcus Aurelius Bierce & Laura Sherwood]

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Good, Ann Bierce (Ann Marie Bierce GOOD)

Nelson, Portage County, Ohio
Born: June 3, 1826
Married: Dec. 31, 1846
Died: May 23, 1905
United with C.

     Ann Bierce Good was born at Nelson, Portage Co., O. June 3, 1826 and died at Cheshire, Ohio May 23, 1905. She was married to William Good Dec. 31, 1846. They resided in Cincinnati, Ohio till 1855 when they came to Cheshire where she spent a long usefull [sic] life. She united with the Presbyterian Church soon after coming to C. and remained a faithful Christian until the last. Almost her last words being “Take me Lord. Take me now.”
     She was the mother of five children four of which, together with the husband, survive her. She also leaves two sisters, four brothers, and thirteen grandchildren, and a host of loving friends to mourn for her.
     She bore her intense suffering with patience knowing that all was done for her that loving hearts and human hands could do.

    One less at home!
     The charmed circle broken; a dear face
     Missed day by day from its accustomed place;
     But, cleansed, and saved, and perfected by grace,
     One more in Heaven!

     One less on earth!
     Its pain, its sorrow, and its toil to share,
     One less the pilgrim’s daily cross to bear;
     One more the crown of ransomed souls to wear,
     At home in heaven!

     One more at home!
     That home where separation cannot be,
     That home whence none are missed eternally,
     Lord Jesus, grant us all a place with thee,
     At home in heaven!

[Note – daughter of Marcus Aurelius Bierce & Laura Sherwood]

Handwritten copy of obituary
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux
                                                                      Top of Page

Good, Edward (Edwin M. Good – probably Edwin Marcus Good)

Dies at His Home in Cheshire of Paralysis
     Edward Good, brother of Lieutenant J. W. Good, died at his home in Cheshire last Thursday evening. He had been in poor health a long time, and on Monday of last week he was stricken with paralysis, and lay in a comatose condition until his death.
     He was 61 years old and is survived by his wife and five children. He was a good, kind-hearted man whom everyone liked.
     The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. Thomas officiating. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

[Note – Edwin died in 1908  - son of William Good and Ann Marie Bierce]

Undated newspaper article
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Good, William

Death of Wm. Good
    Mr. Wm. Good, of Cheshire, long ill with paralysis, died Monday evening July 10, 1905, aged 82 years. He left children—Mrs. Issac [sic] Mauck, Mrs. C. L. Vangilder, sons, Edward and Joseph. His wife died in May. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was an Odd Fellow but there was no lodge at Cheshire when he came. He was a fine well liked man and a good citizen whom every one respected.
     His funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. B. Davis Wednesday at 2 p. m. His funeral will be by Undertaker Briggs at Gravel Hill cemetery.

[Note – husband of Ann Marie Bierce]

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Good, William

     Wm. Good, who was born in Rockingham County, Va., March 10, 1823, died at his home in Cheshire, July 10, 1905, aged 82 years, 4 months. He was married to Ann M. Pierce [sic], Dec. 31, 1846. To this union were born five children, Edward, Mrs. Annie Mauck, Mrs. Cora Van Gilder, Abbie, who died in childhood, and Joseph W. with whom he made his home. The four children survive him. His companion, with whom he had lived more than 58 years, died just a few weeks ago. He united with the Presbyterian church in 1888, and has lived a true hearted Christian and has now gone to join loved ones gone before.
     The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church Tuesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. A. B. Davis and burial at Gravel Hill cemetery by Undertaker Biggs.

[Note – husband of Ann Marie Bierce]

Undated newspaper article
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Goodall, Alice Elizabeth

     Alice Elizabeth, aged seven months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Goodall living near Steubenville, died at the Holzer hospital February 18th of pneumonia.
     Funeral at Undertaker Coleman’s parlors Wednesday directed by Rev. Butler. Burial at Fairview cemetery by J. L. Coleman. We extend sympathy to the bereaved parents.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Tuesday, February 26, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Goode, Viney [Coleman]

Mrs. Goode, 83, Succumbs After Illness
     Mrs. Viney Coleman Goode, 83, of 109 Pine St., died at 9 p.m. Monday in the Gallipolis Medical Center Hospital. She had been in failing health for four months and in serious condition for 15 days. Born July 27, 1884, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Sarah Burrells Coleman. Her husband, William Lucas Goode, Sr., died in 1932. A son, a brother and three sisters also preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Goode spent her entire life in Gallia County. She was a member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church and the Mutual Aid Society of Gallipolis.
     Survivors include these children, Marguerite, Charles and Jerry, all of Gallipolis; a grandson, Jack Tillman Goode, Brooklyn, N. Y.; two nieces, Mrs. Justine Butler, Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Phyllis Miller, Los Angeles, Calif. There are five great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Grover G. Turner. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 1968

Services Announced
     Funeral services for Mrs. Viney Coleman Goode will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Robert Greene, Chester Scott, Henry Williams, Bobby Casey, Harry Scott and Thomas Dunsmore. Honorary pallbearers will be Alfred Burton, Thomas Casey, Walter Scott and Frank Washington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 24, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Goodall, Nancy Marcum

Mrs. Rob't Goodall Dead
     Mrs. Nancy Marcum Goodall, wife of Robert Goodall, died Wednesday at her home in Gallia county, near Waterloo. Two children, Harry and Ethel, beside the husband survive.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Greasy Ridge Baptist church and burial in the cemetery there in charge of W. W. Phillips, of Waterloo.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 24, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Goodno, Dannie

     Died, at Belpre, O., on the 14th inst., Dannie, only child of Elizabeth M. and James T. Goodno, aged four years.

"The mother gives in tears and pain,
The flower she most did love,
She knows she shall find it bright again,
In fields of light above."

The Gallipolis Journal
December 25, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Gooldin, James A.

     J.A. Gooldin, 82, died at Holzer Hospital at 2:10 p.m. Thursday. Son of Thomas A. and Rebecca Kerr Gooldin. He is survived by his wife, Maria Waterson Gooldin. Other survivors are these children: Thomas, Walter, Mrs. Sarah Halley and Mrs. Charles Green, all of Bladen; Mrs. Grace Galloway, Columbus; James, Xenia; John, Pittsburgh and Mrs. Mary Kemper, Bidwell; 28 grandchildren also survive, along with one sister, Mrs. Charles Holsten, Columbus.
     Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Lee Wallace, Reedsville, at the Bethel Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Masonic order will have charge of the last rites.

[Note: Death Certificate...James Albert Gooldin born March 22, 1870; died Aug. 21, 1952; aged 82 years. Burial Bethel Cemetery.]

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

Gooldin, Mariah [Watterson]

     Gooldin, Mrs. Mariah Watterson – 83, former resident of Gallia county, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Gallaway in Columbus. She was born at Milton, W.Va., daughter of the late Andy and Sarah Reed Watterson. She was married in 1895, moving to the Bladen community. Eight children, Thomas, Walter and Mrs. Sarah Halley, all of Bladen, Mrs. Galloway of Columbus, James of Xenia and John of Crown City, survive as do 28 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Esther Rowsey of Beckley, W.Va., Mrs. Utica Connard and Mrs. Flossie Fisher, both of Milton. Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bethel Methodist church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

[Note: The name is spelled Maria Goolden on tombstone.]

Unknown newspaper
News clip dated: Aug. 7, 1955
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Gooldin, Oma [Day]

Mrs. Gooldin, 60, Succumbs On Wednesday
     Mrs. Oma Day Gooldin, 60, wife of Thomas Gooldin died at Holzer hospital at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health since last fall and last Sunday she suffered a stroke and was admitted to the hospital.
     Mrs. Gooldin was born near Bladen on Jan. 29, 1900, the daughter of the late Alfred and Emma Waugh Day. She spent her entire lifetime in the community. On Aug. 4, 1928, she was married to Thomas Gooldin and he survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Homer (Alice) Clary. There is a grandson and granddaughter.
Other survivors are three brothers, Oakley Day of Cambridge, Frank and Virgil Day, both of Gallipolis. urviving half-brother and half-sister are William Day of Huntington, and Mrs. Homer (Effie) Sheets of Ohio twp.
     Mrs. Gooldin was a member of Providence Baptist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mr. Zion Baptist church, below Bladen. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the late home Saturday evening and until the hour of the service.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, she died March 2, 1960.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About Wednesday, March 2, 1960
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Gooldin, Thomas Andrew

     Thomas Andrew Gooldin, 82, Crown City Rt. 2, former Ohio Twp. trustee, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the Huntington Veterans Hospital, where he had been a patient for two months. He had been ill for six months.
     Born March 25, 1896, in Gallia Coounty, Tom Gooldin was married Aug. 4, 1928, to Oma Day, who preceded him in death. They are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alice Clary, Crown City Rt. 2, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
     Mr. Gooldin was the first-born of eight children of James Albert and Maria Watterson Gooldin, and three sisters survive him: Mrs. Mary Kemper, Bidwell; Mrs. Sarah Halley and Mrs. Major Green of Crown City.
     Educated in the county schools, he farmed as a boy, later worked on the State Highway Department, operating heavy equipent, and served in the military in World War I. He was a member of Lafayette Post 27, American Legion. Later in life he was a tobacco farmer.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church below Bladen, and he will lie in state there for one hour before the services. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. John Jeffers and the Rev. Monte Sheets.
     Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Miller's Home for Funerals.

Unknown publication
August 1978
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley

Goolsby, Alexander

A Tragic Death
     On the 29th inst., at about 10:30 o'clock, a half-witted young man named Alexander Goolsby, was knocked from the railroad track and killed, two miles south of Maroa, by an Illinois Midland freight engine. Coroner John Dinneen summoned a jury, who held an inquest on the remains of Goosby, and returned the following verdict:

     In the matter of the inquisition on the body of said Alexander Goosby, deceased, held at Maroa, on the 29th of May, A.D. 1880, we the undersigned jurors sworn to inquire of the death of said Alexander Goosby, on oath do find that he came to death by and from the effects of injuries received two miles south of Maroa, on this 29th day of May, 1880, at about 10:30 a.m., by being struck by the pilot of engine No. 26, of the Illinois Midland railway, and thrown from the track, thereby dislocating his spine and fracturing his skull, results of which were the cause of his death, and from the evidence we do further find that he came to his death by his own carelessness and negligence, and further, that we cannot find that any blame can be attached to any one but the deceased himself, and we further believe that the Illinois Midland railway and its employees should be exonerated from all blame.

Jno. B.C. Phillips, Foreman
David B. Walter
B.T. Jameson
James Huff
Timothy Waller
H.S. Bennett

[Note: The above obituary was obtained in response to this inquiry: His father, Lorenzo D. Goolsby, was born in Gallia, OH. When Alex was 4, he became ill with 'brain fever' which resulted in his deafness. The family eventually moved to Maroa, Macon, IL so Alex could attend a special school. The family lived on Railroad Street according to the 1880 census. The Mortality Schedule listed Alex's death as May 1880 with the cause of death 'killed railroad'. The place of death is also Maroa, Macon, IL. Alex was 20 yrs. when he died. I haven't been able to locate any more information regarding his death. I looked on the Ancestry site and I didn't see any newspapers for the area. I sure would appreciate any information or suggestions about where to look.]

The Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois)
Monday Evening, May 31, 1880
Transcribed by Ronni Mayes                                                                           Top of Page

Gordon, Ada Blanche [Harding]

     Mrs. Ada Blanche Harding Gordon, 84, one of the venerable women of Cheshire Twp.; died at her home on Rt. 554 at 5:15 P.M. Sunday. She had been in failing health since suffering a cerebral accident 11 months ago. Mrs. Gordon had spent her entire lifetime in the township.
     She was born on July 28, 1872, the daughter of the late Hale and Emma Ward Harding. She is the last of her family. On September 15, 1892 she was married to Emory Gordon, who survives. They were married at Rio Grande by the late Rev. Billy Fulton.
     Mrs. Gordon was active in the life of her community. She was one of the Charter Members of the Eno Grange and held membership in the Eno Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service. After her retirement from active Grange work, she was made an honorary member.
     Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the Kyger Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Pyles officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after noon on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Monday, September 17, 1956
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier

Gordon, Aggie L.

     Mrs. Aggie L. Gordon, a lifelong resident of Cheshire, died at her home, the former Milo Guthrie property, Friday at 7:35 A.M.., following a lingering illness, which had kept her bedfast for the past ten weeks. She was in her 86 th year, having been born November 19, 1862. She was the widow of William Gordon and the daughter of Nathaniel and Harriet Boice Vangilder.
     Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Stella VanZant, Cheshire. Three grandchildren, William VanZant, Magnolia; Mrs. John Wissler, Marion; Kenneth VanZant, Richwood, and 6 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral Services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Hammer at the Cheshire Baptist Church, Sunday at 2 P.M., with burial following at Gravel Hill Cemetery by J. L. Coleman and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Friday
September 10, 1948
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier                                                                         Top of Page

Gordon, Gertie Pearl [Gibson]

     Mrs. Gertie Pearl Gibson Gordon, a native of Gallipolis, died 30 Aug 1971. She had been a patient at Holzer Hospital since 16 Jun 1971 when she broke her leg. Survived by her husband, Earl Gordon, a granddaughter, Mrs. Vaughneda McGinnis of Columbus, two great grandchildren, Aneda and Darrell McGinnis, a half brother, Harold Clark of Columbus, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her only daughter Mrs. Neva Betz.
The Daily Sentinel
September 5, 1971
Transcribed by Merry Anne Pierson

Gordon, John Sherman

John Sherman Gordon
     John Sherman Gordon was born June 28, 1879 and departed this life February 2, 1918, aged 38 years 7 months and 4 days. He was the son of Elliott and Angeline Coughenour.
     He leaves a wife, two sons, mother, two sisters, one brother and numerous other relatives, besides the entire neighborhood to mourn the loss. His father and one brother, Amos, preceded him. He spent his entire life near the scene of his birth.
     Little can be said but what is known to all, his life was an open book; kind to his family, considerate of his friends, generous in all causes for the improvement of the neighborhood or relief of the distressed, honest and industrious in business.
     His years of sickness were borne with patience. The life he lived was a good example for all, as he lived as God would have all men live. He died in the belief that "Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, tasted death for every man". (Heb. 2:9)

Card of Thanks
     We desire to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted in the recent sickness and death of our dear husband and father; also Rev. Reed for his consoling words and the choir for their sweet music.
                         Mrs. J.S. Gordon and Sons

[Note: Death Certificate -Parents: Amos Gordon and Angeline Coughenour]

Gallipolis Paper
February, 1918
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Gordon, Margaret Irene [Roush]

     Margaret (Maggie) Irene Roush Gordon, 93, died Monday evening in a Columbus nursing home. Born 24 June, 1882 in Gallia County, she was one of the six children of the late George W. and Nancy Darst Roush. She is survived by one brother, Earl, Columbus. She attended Gallia County schools and married John Gordon, September 21, 1898. He preceded her in death in 1918. One son, Paul, also preceded her in death.
     Survivors include one son, Carl of Columbus and eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Poplar Ridge Church where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday, burial will be in Poplar Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1977
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier

Gordon, Mary Angeline                                                

Mrs. Mary Gordon Died Friday P.M.
Rites 2 Sunday
     Mrs. Mary Angeline Gordon, widow of Amos E. Gordon, died at 1 P.M. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Vollborn, of near Bidwell R.2, she was in her 85th year.

     Mrs. Gordon was born on Poplar Ridge on August 22, 1860 and was a daughter of John and Catherine Malaby Coughenour.  After her marriage, she and Mr.Gordon continued to live on the ridge.  He died a number of years ago and for the last 3 or more years she had lived at the Vollborn home.
     Surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Maurice Roush, who recently moved to Gallipolis from the Eno community.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Poplar Ridge Church of which the decendent was a member. Interment there by J. L. Coleman and Sons.  

Gallipolis Tribune,
April 14, 1945
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier                                                                         Top of Page

Gordon, Mary Margaret [Anderson]

     Mary Margaret Anderson, daughter of Franklin and Sarah Anderson, was born April 9, 1852, and departed this life April 28, 1914, aged 62 years and 19 days. She was married to Samuel Gordon in March, 1872. she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Belle Roush, with whom she made her home, and one brother, Samuel, of Cheshire township. Two daughters, Sarah and Daisy, and her husband prceded her in death.
     Mrs. Gordon was a member of the Second Kyger F.W.B. Church, and living near the church was permitted to attend the services regularly save when sidckness prevented. She was a good, kind hearted woman, devoted to her kindred, friends and neighbors, and will be greatly missed. She met the sorrows of life in faith and resignation.
     The funeral services were held at the church on Thursday forenoon conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton, interment by Undertaker Hix.

Gallia Times
May 6, 1914
Transcribed by J. Farley

Gordon, Rhoda Jane [Davidson]

     A sudden illness was followed closely by death this morning for Mrs. Samuel Taylor Gordon, 84, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geneva Clark, at Cheshire. Mrs. Gordon had arisen for the day when she was suddenly taken ill. Before a Physician could arrive at the Clark home, she was taken by death. She had been in good health previously. Mrs. Gordon, the former Rhoda Jane Davidson, formerly lived with her husband on Poplar Ridge. For the past 5 years, however, they have lived with the daughter just above Cheshire. Mr. Gordon was an invalid. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
     In addition to Mr. Clark, she leaves three other daughters, Mrs. Velma Cunningham, Mrs. Bessie Rose and Mrs. Margaret Renner, all of Columbus and a step-son, Robert Gordon of Cheshire. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Ella Lyle of Greenfield, Mrs. Minnie Shaver of Kansas, Mrs. Eva Wright of Vinton and Mrs. Mae Cramer of Columbus.
     The body will be at the Cheshire residence from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 P,M. from the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home at Middleport with the Rev. Charles M. Pomeroy of Middleport officiating. Burial will follow in the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Rawlings-Coats.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, February 18, 1949
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier                                                                         Top of Page

Gordon, Robert

Robert Gordon Passes
     On the day after he had reached his 91st milestone, the spirit of Mr. Robert Gordon of near Kyger, took flight to the other world on Thursday, May 18, 1916, and with his passing Cheshire Township lost its oldest and one of its most esteemed citizens.
     Mr. Gordon was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on May 17, 1825. He was one of a family of four brothers and two sisters. His father died when he was but two years of age. His paternal grandfather, was of sturdy Virginia stock and was a member of Lord Dunmore's army which engaged the Indian Chief Cornstalk at the historic Battle of Point Pleasant.
     When in his prime Mr. Gordon was a fine, large, robust man of commanding appearance and was well liked and respected throughout the entire community in which he lived. For a number of years past he has been blind and was greatly afflicted with rheumatism, but despite these handicaps and the ravages of time, he was cheerful and kind and delighted greatly in the companionship of relatives and neighbors. Since the death of his wife, Mrs. Margaret Gordon, 14 years ago he had made his home with his son, Mr. Emory Gordon, and wife at their pretty "Willow Brook Farm", where he was given every care and attention.
     It has been a very pretty and most enjoyable occasion for a number of years past for the relatives and friends of Mr. Gordon to gather at his home on the Sunday nearest his birthday and help him celebrate the event. Last year more than one hundred and fifty persons were present on this occasion, which fact alone gives simple proof of his popularity. This year prepartions were being made as usual for his birthday observance, but about two weeks ago Mr Gordon received severe injuries form a fall and his condition grew steadily worse until death stilled the sufferings.
     The funeral services of Mr. Gordon were held Sunday at ten o'clock at the Poplar Church. An eloquent and touching tribute to the good qualities of the deceased were delivered by Rev. W.J. Fulton of Rio Grande. The church was filled to overflowing during the services and many persons remained in the churchyard, being unable to gain admission to the building. The body of Mr. Gordon was laid to rest in the Poplar Cemetery.
     Mr. Gordon was united in marriage with Margaret Cales on March 8, 1849. To them were born ten children, seven sons and three daughters. His wife and two daughters preceded him to the spirit land. The following children survive him: Henry and Pearl Gordon of Missouri, Perry Gordon of Kansas, William, Eliza, Taylor and Emory Gordon of Cheshire Township and Mrs. Margaret Carman, wife of William Carman of Addison Township.
     At the age of 21 years he, with his wife, came to Gallia County where he spent the remainder of his life. In his early adult years he united with the Second Kyger Free Will Baptist Church and remained a member until his death.
     It can truly be said of him that he was a devoted husband, a kind and indulgent father and his remarkable patience and cheerfulness through the many years of his affliction testify to his marked confidence in his Divine Master. In a recent conversation with a friend, he expressed himself as only "waiting for the summons". The fact of his being almost blind for a number of years, coupled with his ability to converse on current events, is proof of the untiring devotion of those who cared for him.
     These friends and neighbors acted as pallbearers at Mr. Gordon's funeral, and laid him tenderly to rest strong in the faith of the resurrection and their ultimate reunion on the other shore, E.M. Rupe, Oscar Rupe, William Roush, George Searls, Frank Palmer and John Holmes.

Gallipolis Paper
May, 1916
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Gordon, Robert Elza

     The Death Angel has again visited our community and taken away one of our neighbors and brothers in Christ. Robert Elza Gordon was born in Cheshire Township, Oct. 7, 1862 and departed this life in Addison Township, Feb. 7, 1920, aged 57 years and four months. Mr. Gordon was a son of the late Robert and Margaret Gordon of Cheshire Township.
     He was united in marriage with Sarah Scott in 1884. To this union were born five children, one dying in infancy, leaving to mourn the loss of a father: Earl and Baker of Addison Township, near the home of their father; Albert of Cheshire and Allie, his daughter in the West and his adopted son, Eber, at home.
     He also leaves six brothers and one sister to mourn the loss of a loved one. They are Henry and Pearl Gordon of Missouri; Perry Gordon of Kansas; William, Taylor and Emory of Cheshire Township and Mrs. Margaret Carmen, wife of William Carmen, of Addison Township. He also leaves four grandchildren: Miss Neva Gordon, daughter of Earl and Gertie Gordon; Charles Gordon, son of Albert and Myrtle Gordon; Robert and Emory Gordon, sons of Baker and Mabel Gordon. Mr. Gordon will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, especially Robert and Emory, they being more in his company than the rest. His son, Eber, will feel the loss of his father most deeply, because they have made their home together for several years.

"With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there"

     Mr. Gordon, like all the rest, has had his faults and made his mistakes as he went through life. However, it can be gladly and truly said that he confessed all these during his short illness and sought his Savior and found him, thus being prepared to meet his God.
     Mr. Gordon was confined to his chair, being helpless for about four weeks and unable to lie down, but he bore his afflictions with patience and put all his trust in Jesus Christ. His [missing words] any minute, but he said he was ready and there was not any doubt whatever in regard to his future life and said he knew his Heavenly Father had a Mansion prepared for him.
     Mr. Gordon will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was ready at anytime to help and give to the needy. Mr. Gordon has had a hard struggle through his life, his wife being called to the other world a number of years ago, leaving him many burdens and cares.
     He was conscious and knew everything up until the last and then he fell asleep and passed quietly away without a move or struggle. Oh, how happy it makes one to see anyone leave this old world when they are ready and have let God speak peace to their souls. Mr. Gordon's last few days here on Earth were his happiest ones; in them he certainly was a bright and shining light for Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior. After Mr. Gordon found his Savior he began to plead with and warn others. Oh, what great things Christ Jesus is able to do unto man if he will only let Him have His way.

Left us, yes, forever more;
But we hope to meet our loved one,
On that bright and happy shore.
Lonely the house, sad the hours,
Since our dear one has gone;
By Oh! a brighter home than ours,
In Heaven is now his own.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors who was so kind and good to us during the sickness and death of our dear father.
The Children

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

Gordon, Samuel Taylor

Claimed Monday
     Taylor Gordon, Cheshire Twp., died Monday at 4 P.M. at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clark, above Cheshire.
     Samuel Taylor Gordon was 89 years of age and was born and spent his entire lifetime in Cheshire Twp. He was a son of Robert and Sarah Call Gordon. His wife died last February 18. Her maiden name was Rhoda Jane Davidson. In addition to Mrs. Clark he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Velma Cunningham, Mrs. John Rose, and Mrs. Margaret Renner, all of Columbus, one son, Robert Gordon, Cheshire Twp., and one brother Emory Gordon, who lives at the old Gordon homestead between Kyger and Eno.
     Mr. and Mrs. Gordon had lived with the Clarks for more than 5 years. The Clark home, it will be recalled, was destroyed by fire and a new brick home was completed on the site some months ago. Though an invalid in recent years, moving about the house in a wheel chair, Taylor Gordon is remembered as a powerful man. The scion of a family of stalwart sons. He had a pleasing personality and was genuinely esteemed. He was a member of the Poplar Ridge Free Will Baptist Church.
     Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 2 P.M. at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home in Middleport. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 P.M. Tuesday. Burial will be in Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune,
July 5, 1949
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier

Gordon, Sarah Elizabeth

     Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Gordon, 80, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B.E. Pearson at Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va. Mrs. Gordon was a splendid woman with many friends. The funeral was Sunday at Poplar Ridge by Rev. R.R. Denney.

[Note: b. 1948, d. 1925]

Publication and date unknown (from scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Gordon, Sarah Margaret [Caler]

Death Of Mrs. Sarah Gordon

     Mrs. Sarah Margaret Gordon, of near Kyger, died Oct. 25, 1902, aged 73 years and 6 months old. She was married to Robert Gordon March 8, 1849. By this union she was the mother of ten children, seven sons and three daughters, two daughters having preceded her to the better land and three sons are now living in the West.
     Mrs. Gordon was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia and was the daughter of Mr & Mrs. John Cales.
Early in life she was united with the Second Kyger Free Will Baptist Church and remained a member of the same church until her death. She was a devoted wife and mother; also a kind mother to motherless children.
     Her funeral was held at the Church by Rev. G.D. Clifford and her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.

[Note: Death Certificate..born: 1830; died Oct. 25, 1902; 72 years of age. Burial in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday Evening, Oct. 28, 1902

Gordon, Sarah M.

Death of Mrs. Gordon

     Mrs. Robert Gordon, died at her home in Cheshire Township last Saturday, aged 78 years and 6 months.
Her maiden name was Caler and she was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She married Robert Gordon, March 8, 1849 and ten children blessed the union. Those living are one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Shaffer and seven sons, Henry, Pearl and Perry, out West and William, Elza, Emory and Taylor in Cheshire Township.
     Mrs. Gordon had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Kyger for many years and was a consistent Christian and help in high esteem by her neighbors. A kind mother and a faithful wife, she will be sadly missed by the sorrowing family, who are sympathized with in their bereavement.
     The funeral services were conducted Monday at Second Kyger Church by Rev. Clifford.

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

Galliapolis Bulletin
Oct. 30, 1902
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Gordon, Unnamed infant

The infant child of Mrs. Gordon died on Wednesday and was buried Friday. [No given name.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 2, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Gore, Bobbie ;  Gore, George Ross;  Gore, Charles Lyle

Funeral of Gallia’s Fire Victims To Be Sunday
Three Brothers Die as Result of Blaze in Their Home
     GALLIPOLIS - A third victim of the fire which destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gore Thursday morning, is young Bobby Gore, 14, who succumbed at the Holzer Hospital Friday. Funeral services will be held for him and his two brothers, 11-year-old George Ross Gore, and 6-year-old Charles Gore, who perished at the same time, Sunday afternoon at the George J. Wetherholt Funeral Home by Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. The remains of the three brothers will be buried in one casket.             The ruins were again searched Friday for traces of the bodies of the two children, who were burned to death when an oil lamp exploded spreading flames through-out the structure within a few moments Thursday morning. Mrs. Gore and four daughters had gone to their former home in Logan County, W. Va., and Mr. Gore and the three sons, together with a farm hand, Thomas Strother, age 61, were keeping house in her absence. Mr. Gore had gotten up early Thursday morning, lighted a lamp, built a fire in the kitchen stove and had gone outdoors when the explosion occurred. Strother, slightly burned, is expected to recover.
     The Gore family came here a few years ago from Logan County, W. Va., and bought the farm three miles from Gallipolis known as the old Wirt Fisher place. They were a fine hard-working family, and young Bobby, still conscious when his mother arrived at the hospital Thursday, said he must get well because his father would need him more then ever now.

Athens Sunday Messenger
August 26, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gorslene, Fannie [Gardner]

Death of Mrs. Gorslene
     Mrs. Fannie Gorslene, wife of Mr. W. L. Gorslene, died suddenly at her home Saturday morning, June 19, 1897. She was taken ill Friday with flux, and nothing serious was anticipated, but on Saturday morning her condition became decidedly worse and she lapsed into a state of unconsciousness, from which she never rallied, but passed quietly away at 11 o’clock, surrounded by her husband and children.
     She was the only daughter of Mrs. Souzette Gardner and the late Dr. Perin Gardner, and was born in this city on March 20, 1858. She was a most excellent lady, and an earnest Christian, being a member of the Presbyterian Church. By her death she leaves a husband and five children who mourn their irreparable loss.
     The funeral services were held at the home on Fourth Street, Monday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, by Rev. Gelvin. Burial at Mound Hill, by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, June 26, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Goss, Bernard

Bernard Goss Dead
     Bernard Goss, colored, a former Gallipot, committed suicide at his home in Sedalia, MO., on Jan. 19. Despondency resulting from ill health and financial reverses prompted the rash act. Goss was about 35 and was a son of Susan Goss who lived for many years with the A. Moch family and who is now in Colorado. A wife, a daughter and two sons survive. The body was sent to Zanesville, O., for burial.
     A contributor to the Sedalia Newspaper praises the character and life work of Goss in the highest terms. His death brot [sic] genuine sorrow to all who knew him there and to his old friends here.

Gallipolis Journal
February 15, 1917
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                          Top of Page

Gothard, Annie

     Addie Marie Gothard, 86, of Eureka Star Route, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. Born April 22, 1895, in Clay Twp., Gallia County, daughter of the late James E. and Clara Evelyln Nibert Jeffers, she married George Gothard, who survives, on March 28, 1921, in Gallipolis. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Also surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Rt. 2, Crown City and Hugh of Sardis. A brother and sister also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Albert Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

[Note: The name is listed as Addie Gothard on the cemetery list.]

Unknown publication
July 1981
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley

Gothard, Arthur Ray

Well-Known Gallia Man Is Claimed
     Arthur Ray Gothard, 62, a retired dam worker and carpenter died suddenly at his Eureka home at 5:28 a.m. Sunday. He had a heart condition, and had been about as usual until stricken. He and his wife had attended the football game Friday night.
     Mr. Gothard was a native and lifelong resident of Eureka. He was born there on April 2, 1900, one of three children born to the late James and Ella James Gothard. He was the last of his family, and two brothers preceded him in death.
     He attended the village schools, and at the age of 17 years went to work on old Dam 26. He retired from his employment on the Gallipolis Dam in April, 1955 after 38 years of service. Since that time he had built several houses in the Gallipolis and Eureka areas.
     His marriage to the former Goldie Lanthorn, who survives, took place in Gallipolis on March 22, 1922. The ceremony was performed by justice A. W. Kerns. Two children who survive are Mrs. Edward (Luella) Cottrill of Garfield Ave., and Donald Lee Gothard of Columbus. There are four grandchildren. A son Ralph died in infancy.
     Mr. Gothard was a member of the Ohio Valley Grange and Eureka Methodist church. He was serving as Republican Central Committeeman at the time of his death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Eureka Methodist church. Rev. Wendell Stutler will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call the funeral home until noon Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Emmett Church, Lincoln Call, Bill Cargo, Herb McGowan, Cecil Halley and Harold Simpkins.

[Note: d. September 16, 1962]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
(no date)
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski                                                      Top of Page

Gothard, Benjamin Henderson

B.H. Gothard 94, Sucumbs
     Benjamin Henderson Gothard, 94, a retired farmer, and life-long resident of Gallia county, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of a son, Merrill of 3523 Edson Dr., Columbus. Mr. Gothard had been making his home with the son for two and a half years.
     He was born in Gallia county Oct. 22, 1871, son of the late George and Amanda Harbour Gothard. His marriage was to the former Nettie Richie, who preceded him in death Dec. 1, 1954.
Children who survive are Lowell of Gallipolis, Earl and George of Eureka, Carl of Bidwell, Mrs. John (Lillian) Carter of Ambridge, Pa., Fred and Merrill, both of Columbus. There are 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Two sons are deceased.
     Mr. Gothard had been a member of Eureka Methodist church for over 50 years.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Died July 9, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 10, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Gothard, Bessie [Gilmore]

Crown City Resident is Dead At 77
     Mrs. Bessie Gothard, 77, a resident of Rt. 2 Crown City, died in Holzer hospital at 11:35 p.m. Monday. She had been a patient there since last Thursday. Her death followed an extended illness.
     Mrs. Gothard was born in this county on June 19, 1885, the daughter of the late John Franklin and Martha Evans Gilmore. She was the last of her family.
     She was married to Clyde Gothard of Bladen in 1922 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1924.
     Brothers and sisters who preceded her in death were Charles, William, Miami, Ada, Sarah and three in infancy. Her only survivors are a number of nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Gothard was a member of the Bethel Methodist church, and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at her late home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

[Note: died July 30, 1962]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
date probably July 31, 1962
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Gothard, Charles Frederick

Fred Gothard Killed
     Charles Frederick Gothard was kil[l]ed instantly in Charleston, W. Va., Thursday, April 9. He was working on a school building when the pan of a large concrete mixer fell and struck him on the back of the head and neck, breaking his neck, left hip and right leg. He was rushed to a hospital but nothing could be done for him. His body was brought to Gallipolis Saturday and was buried at Centenary Sunday.
     He leaves his wife, four children, Mildred and Wildred aged six years, Charles Ronald aged four, and Frederick Junior aged four weeks, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Gothard of Blazer, six brothers, Emmette of Clarksburg, W. Va., Floyd of Rodney, Willard of Ironton, Gomer of Middleport, Chauncey and Ellis of Bremen, and one sister, Ethel of Blazer, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

[Note: According to his death certificate available at, he was born in Ohio on February 22, 1892.]

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

Gothard, Clyde Eugene

Death of Mr. Gothard
     Clyde Eugene Gothard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gothard of Chambersburg, Ohio, died at the Holzer hospital in Gallipolis last Wednesday, following an illness of over a year's duration.
     He was born at Swan Creek, December 11, 1891, and at the time, of his death was a little past thirty three years of age. Mr. Gothard was a veteran of the World War and his death resulted from the lingering effects of deadly gas encountered on the line of duty. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Bladen.
     He leaves a wife who was Miss Bessie Gilmore whome he married March 25, 1922. other surviving relatives are his father, mother, seven brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Earl of Eureka, George of Raccoon Island, Carl, Ed, Fred, Lowell and Merrill at home.
     The sisters are Mrs. Lillian ??? of Huntington and Audrey of Eureka. Rev. Sam Lewis, Rev. W. K. Riggs and Rev. William Alexander officiated at the funeral services, which were held at the Bethel M. E. church in Ohio township.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

     Clyde Gothard, a young man who used to drive the Walter's peddling wagon on our Run, was buried at Bethel Church on December 26th. Clyde was one of the soldier boys that was early called over seas, and was well liked by all who knew him.

[Note: death date 12/24/1924]

Eureka Circuit News
December 26
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Gothard, David

Aged Native Dies In Home
     David Gothard, 72, died Monday evening at the Johnson Rest Home on Eastern Ave.  He had been in reasonably good health until three weeks ago when he was stricken with a liver condition.  He was taken to Holzer hospital and later was moved to the rest home.
     He was born in Gallia county on Feb. 9, 1882, son of the later Perkins and Amanda Harabour Gothard.
Gothard spent his entire life as a farmer in Gallia county, with the exception of a few years spent in Columbus. For the past four years, he had lived with a sister, Mrs. Grant Johnson, 41 Garfield Ave.
     He was one of 11 children.  Four brothers and three sisters preceeded him in death.  Surviving are one brother, Ben Gothard, the sister with whom he made his home, and another sister, Mrs. Nora Montgomery of Bladen several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. from the Bethel Methodist church Thursday with Rev. Harry Mayenchein officiating.  Burial will follow at the Bethel cemetery under the direction of the C. R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends my call at the late residence until time for the funeral.

[Note: Born:  Feb. 9, 1882; Died:  July 19,1954]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 20, 1954
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Gothard, Earl

Earl Gothard, World War I Veteran Dies
     Earl Gothard, 70, a veteran of World War I, and resident of Eureka, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital. He had been hospitalized since July 24, when he was involved in an accident on Lower River Rd. Mr. Gothard was a retired carpenter, and was a retired city employee. He was sexton of Pine Street cemetery for 23 years.
     He was born at Swan Creek Oct. 17, 1894, son of the late Benjamin H. and Nettie Richie Gothard. His marriage to the former Garnet Lanthorn took place in 1917. and preceded him in death two years ago.
Brothers and sisters, who survive, are: George and Merrill Gothard, both of Eureka, Carl Gothard of Bidwell, Mrs. John (Lillian) Carter of Huntington, Mrs. Walter (Audrey) Porter of Ambridge, Pa., Fred Gothard of Columbus and Lowell Gothard of Gallipolis. Two brothers, Clyde and Edward are deceased.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. t(DST) Thursday a the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Ronald Justice will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 21, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Gothard, Edgar

Edgar Gothard, 51 Died Sunday A.M. -- Crown City Route 2
Rites 2 [o'clock] Wednesday At Siloam Church At Mercerville
     Edgar Gothard died at 6:30 Sunday morning at his home on Rocky Fork in Guyan Township (Crown City Route 2). He lacked 20 days of reaching his 52nd birthday.
     Mr. Gothard was a son of James R. and Mary Smith Gothard. He is survived by his wife, Flossie Pinkerman Gothard, a sister of former Deputy Sheriff Lawrence Pinkerman; two sons, Marshall , on military duty in Japan and Gorman, stationed in China; one daughter, Virginia, at home; two grandchildren, Ruth Ann and Jimmie (children of Marshall); a brother, Leslie J., Crown City; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Martt of Gallipolis and Mrs. Minnie Saunders, wife of O.A. Saunders, who is a funeral director in Golden, CO.
     Decedent was a member of Siloam Baptist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday by Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Mercerville by F.L. Stevers. For pallbearers were selected Milo Fellure, Grover and Chauncey Sheets, Morton Caldwell, Earl Sheets and James Beaver.
     Members of the Crown City Masonic lodge will conduct graveside services. The body will be taken to the family home today where friends may call.

[Note: stone: 1894-1946. Death Certificate, born April 21, 1894; died March 31, 1946; 51 years, 11 months and 10 days of age.]

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

Gothard, Edward

Edward Gothard, 38, Died at 6 A.M.
     Edward Gothard, 38, died at 6 o'clock this morning at the home of his parents, Benjamin and Mattie Richard Gothard, 46 Lincoln St., (near the old Fairground). He had been ill nearly three weeks. He had never married.
     Surviving, in addition to the parents are these brothers and sisters; Merrill, who lived at the parental home; Earl, Lowell and Carl Gothard, also of Gallipolis; George Gothard, Eureka; Mrs. John (Lillian) Carter, Huntington; Mrs. Walter (Audrey) Porter, Ambridge, PA; Fred, Edward's twin brother, Columbus.
     Edward was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church and Rev. Waid Radford of Piketon, who had received him into the church, will conduct the funeral. Decedent was a native of Eureka and his birthdate was Oct. 15, 1908.
     The body was taken to Miller's...(missing rest)

Gothard Rites Thursday
     Rev. Earl Cremeens will conduct the funeral of Edward Gothard Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Eureka Methodist Church. Rev. Waid Radford of Piketon, his former pastor, who was to have officiated, was stricken with appendicitis and unable to come. Burial will be in Mound Hill by Claude Miller. Pallbearers will be six brothers of the deceased, Earl, George, Carl, Fred, Lowell and Merrill.
     Friends may call at the home of the parents, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Gothard (Nettie Ritchie), Lincoln St., East Gallipolis.

[Note; stone..Mound Hill Cemetery 1908-1946. Death Certificate died Nov. 12, 1946; 38 years 27 days of age. Parents: Benjamin Gothard and Nettie Richie (mother's name seems to have been misstated in original obit??)]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Gothard, Ella

Mrs. Ella Gothard Dead
Mrs. Ella Gothard, widow of James Gothard, died Thursday morning Oct. 20, 1932, at the home of her son, James at Eureka. Another son, Marvin, lives at Eureka.
     Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at Bethel Church by Rev. Lee Wallace and Rev. E.L. Miller, burial was there.

Gallipolis Paper
Oct. 20, 1932
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Gothard, Ella [Luella James]

Gothard Funeral
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ella James Gothard, who died Thursday morning about 5 o’clock at her home in Eureka, will be held Saturday, 2 p. m., at Bethel Church with Rev. Lee Wallace of West Virginia, and Rev. E. L. Miller, of the Eureka M. E. charge, officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery by F. L. Stevers.
     Mrs. Gothard was the widow of James Gothard and is survived by two sons, Ray and Marvin, both of Eureka. She made her home with the latter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 21, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Gothard, Emmett

Emmett Gothard Dies Friday Night; Burial, Centenary
     Funeral services were held at Centenary at 10 this morning for Emmett Gothard, who died late Friday night at Clarksburg, W. Va. He had been employed there by the Imperial Ice Cream Co.
     The body was brought Saturday evening by Coleman & Son to the home of his brother, Willard, on Portsmouth avenue.
     Mr. Gothard was 55 years old...[Remainder of text is missing]

[Note: from Gallia County birth records, Mr. Gothard was born 2 Mar 1887. At 55 years of age at time of death, he died in 1942]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page

Gothard, Francis

World War Veteran Is Dead At 68
     Francis Gothard, 68, a retired farmer and World War I veteran, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at the home of his sister, Hazel Scott, Bulaville Rd. He was born in this county on Dec. 3, 1892, the son of the late Monroe and Mary White Gothard. He was a member of the American Legion and of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors are the sister and three brothers, Henry, Herman and Elmer Gothard, all of Gallipolis. Two sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Rev Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Walnut twp. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 6, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gothard, Marvin J.

M. J. Gothard, 52, A Lockman At 26, Passes
Is Victim of Pneumonia—Funeral At Bethel By Masons At 2 Friday
     Marvin J. Gothard, whose illness has been mentioned in these columns almost daily for a week or more, died at 11:50 last night at his home in Eureka. He was a capable and esteemed member of the force at Lock and Dam 26 and had been a lockman there and at other points along the Ohio for 19 years. His death will cause keen sorrow among an extended circle of friends and evoke much sympathy for the wife and nine children who survive. Mr. Gothard was 42 years old and was born at Bladen, a son of James T. and Ella James

Gothard. Useful, Worthy Man
     In his earlier manhood he became a carpenter and later became a lockman and was employed as such at Dams 22, 25, 27 and 28 before going to 26. Lockmaster Landthorn and William Cargo and other intimates have paid beautiful tributes to the man’s industry, capability and dependability.
     Gothard contracted a heavy cold from exposure during the heavy rains that fell on election day and the following day and pneumonia developed about 10 days ago. All that medical skill and tender care could do were done constantly in his behalf.
     Decedent is survived by his wife, who was Lesta H. Broyles, a daughter of Solomon Broyles, to whom he was married March 1, 1913, and these children: James Wilson (22 and married), Juanita, Virginia, Eustace, Junior, John Francis, Franklin, Emelie (22-months-old) and Phyllis (three-months-old). He is also survived by one brother, Ray.
     Gothard was a member of the Chambersburg lodge of Masons and lived next door to the lodge building.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel church in Ohio tp. at 2 o’clock Friday, under the auspices of the Masons. Rev. Lee Wallace, a fellow-worker of Gothard at Dam 26, and Rev. C. L., Thayer will officiate. Burial at Bethel by Stevers Funeral Service.

[Note: 1894-1936]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Gothard, Nettie [Richie]

     Nettie Richie Gothard was born September 10, 1873 at Apple Grove, Meigs County, Ohio. She was the ninth of 13 children born to George W. Richie and Sarah Jane Brown. When she was 13 years old, her family moved from Meigs County to Swan Creek, where she grew to adulthood, and attended school.
     On November 15, 1890 she was united in marriage to Benjamin H. Gothard, and to this union ten children were born. The oldest son Clyde was in World War I, and the second son Earl, also served in World War I. Clyde passed away in Holzer Hospital, December 24, 1924. Earl resides in Gallipolis, the other children are: George of Eureka; Carl, Gallipolis; Mrs. Lillian Carter Huntington; Mrs. Audrey Porter, Ambridge, Pa.; Fred, Columbus; Edward, a twin to Fred, passed away November 12, 1946. Lowell and Merrill make their home with their parents assisting in the care of their mother. Most of her married life was spent in Ohio Township and at Eureka, with the exception of two years spent at Bidwell, Ohio, while the youngest son, Merrill was in World War II.
     When she was 16 y ears of age, she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized and lived a faithful Christian life, was a devoted wife, mother, a good friend and neighbor. On April 14, 1929, Mr. Gothard and son Edward were baptized by Rev. Waid Radford, and Mrs. Gothard along with her husband and son joined the Chambersburg Methodist Church, living daily for Christ.
     Her health began to fail in 1940, since then she had undergone three operations. At times her health seemed to improve, but since July this year she steadily declined. On December 1, 1954 at 9:55 p.m. her Saviour called her home, at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 21 days. She is survived by her husband, who was kindly devoted to her after spending 64 happy years together. The above named children, 15 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. One brother, W. E. Richie, and two sisters, Mrs. Maud Waugh of Gallipolis and Mrs. Myrtle Halley, Fairmont, W. Va., survive. The other 9 brothers and sisters preceded her in death, including a twin sister Fanny.
     She will be sadly missed by her family. Although she has suffered intensely, her loved ones can feel assured that she has gone to a home where there is no suffering, and her life can be an inspiration to them who live so they may join her. She read her Bible daily and we can say.

Weep not that her work is over,
Weep not that her race is won;
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like hers is done.

Till then we yield with gladness.
Mother to Him to keep
And we rejoice in the sweet assurance
He giveth His beloved sleep.

[Note: d. 12/1/1954. Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski

Gothard, Philora Steward [Stevers]

     Mrs. Philora Stewart Gothard, daughter of the late George and Mary Stevers, was born June 23, 1850, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Courter, July 19, 1920, at the age of 70 years and 26 days.
     She was united in marriage to Robert S. Stewart in the year of 1867. To this union eleven children were born, six children and the father having preceded her to the land of rest.
     She was united in marriage in 1911 to James Gothard who departed this life in 1913, and from this time she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Courter, until she passed into the great beyond.
     Mrs. Gothard lived a christian life and was a devoted church worker. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons and three daughters, namely, James E. Stewart, Huntington, W. Va.; Chauncey M. Stewart, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. H. E. Courter and Mrs. Myrtie Fruh, Walbridge, Ohio; and Mrs. George Brown, Huntington; also four brothers and one sister and a host of friends.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."

             Granddaughter Georgia Boyer

     We wish to thank all this who have assisted us in the time of our sorrow, especially do we wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Myers for their kindness and hospitality, also Messrs. Wetherholt & Entsminger, and the consoling words of Rev. King.
-The Children

The Gallia Times
July 29, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page

Gothard, Phoebe

Death of Mrs. James Gothard  
     Mrs. Phoebe Gothard, of near Chambersburg, died last night after an illness of 19 months with tumor. She was about 78 years of age and was twice married. She is survived by her second husband, James Gothard, and by five children by the first marriage, Taylor, Peter and Shannon Cornell and Mrs. Viola Slater and Mrs. Lillie Ward of Chambersburg. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at Bethel Church. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: from funeral home record, date of death: 4 Jul 1911; buried at Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis newspaper
July 1911
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Gothard, Sylvester

S. Gothard, 80, Dies at Home of Warren Myers
Nine Children Survive Him
Funeral Services At Bethesda at 2 [o'clock] Sunday
     Sylvester Gothard, aged 80, a highly esteemed man and the head of a well-known family, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Myers, in Burkhart Lane, at the edge of the city.
     Two weeks ago today he came here from the home of Ad Bostic, Walnut Township, where he had been living. On the following Sunday he became ill with flu which, terminating in bronchial pneumonia, caused his death.

Lived on German Ridge
     Scores of friends came to call on him and inquire about him during his last illness, attesting to the respect and affection felt for him by those who knew him. Most of his life was spent in the German Ridge section of Walnut Township, but he had maintained no home since the death in 1929 of his wife Ella Bostic Gothard.
     They are survived by the following nine children: Pearlie M. Gothard, Piketon; James H. and Ezra Gothard, Enon, Ohio; Arnold Gothard and Stella, wife of Osborne Massie and Lalla, wife of Hugh Arnold, all of Springfield; Artie, wife of Warren Myers; Sache, wife of Raymond Jones, Gallipolis and Elizabeth, wife of Robert Powell, Dayton.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at Bethesda. Burial at the same place by Funeral Director, A.E. Tope.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Sept. 15, 1855; died May 8, 1936 Gallipolis; 80 years, 6 months and 23 days of age. Parents: Robert Gothard and Eliza Ward.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 8, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Graham, Charles C.

Charles Graham Passes At 10:40
     Charles C. Graham, well-known Green Twp. farmer, of whose illness there has been mention in these columns, died at his home at 10:30 [sic] this forenoon. He would have been 82 years old in December.
Mr. Graham had suffered seven strokes and had been totally helpless and speechless since Sunday and in a grave condition even prior to that. His sons and brother, Walter, have been at his bedside nearly all the time since Sunday. Funeral has been tentatively set for Saturday.
     Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, the former Jennie Hively; three sons, Ray of Kewanee, Ill.; Paul, Grundy Center, Iowa, and Verne of Zanesville. Walter Graham, a former neighbor of his brother, now lives at Zanesville; and there is another surviving brother, Dr. A.J. Graham, Chicago.

[Note: From the death certificate date of birth December 8, 1861; date of death October 14, 1943; father James M. Graham; mother Elizabeth Rose; burial at Centenery [sic] CE, middle name Calvin.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October14, 1943
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Graham Rites Saturday
     Funeral services for Charles Graham, who died Thursday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Centenary Church with Rev. J. M. Lane officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     Pall bearers will be Hollis Myers, William Johnson, Horace B. Ecker, Thomas Smeltzer, Homer Russell and Paul Niday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 15, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Graham, Elbert Ezra

Prominent Farmer Dies In Northup
     Elbert Ezra Graham, 79, a prominent farmer of the Northup community died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the home where he was born and spent his entire life. He was born on March 23, 1881, the son of the late Ezra J. and Magdalane Long Graham. His marriage to the former Pearl Sheets took place on Oct. 23, 1915 and she survives along with two daughters and one son, Mrs. Lawrence (Hazel) Carter of Circleville, Mrs. Herman (Bernice) Woods of Patriot and Glenn Graham, at home. There are nine grandchildren.
     Others survivors are a brother and sister, Reuben Graham of Berkley, Calif., and Mrs. Maggie Wadell of Columbus. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death, Lewis, Roena, Calhoun and Mary Niday.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Rev. Frank Fenton will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 Monday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 6, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Graham, Elizabeth

     Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, widow of the late James M. Graham, and who had been hopelessly ill with paralysis for some time, died May 30, 1905, a month and one day after the death of her husband.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Centenary by Rev. J. W. McCormick, interment following by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Graham was the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Rose and was in her 72nd year. She was married to Mr. Graham in 1856 and was the mother of Alice, Anna, Charles, Harry, A. R. Gordon and Archie J. Graham. She also left brothers M. H. of Pliny, W.Va., Richard of Bloomington, Ill., and Preston of Gainesville, Texas. Mrs. Graham was a member of Centenary Church and was a good Christian lady, a faithful wife and an affectionate mother and sister and many friends will mourn her demise.

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

Graham, Ella

     Died, on the 4th of August, 1862, little Ella, daughter of John C. and Carrie E. Graham, aged one year and six days.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 21, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Graham, Dr. Ernest

Dr. Graham Dies at Home
     GALLIPOLIS - Dr. Ernest Graham, 65, dentist at the Gallipolis State Institute for the past six years, died Friday afternoon at his home, 527-½ Second Ave.  He had been ill since Nov. 18, but seemed to be recovering until he became suddenly worse during the night Thursday, it was reported.
     Surviving are his wife, two sons, who were recently discharged from military service, Boyd of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Robert of Dayton: three sisters, Charlotte, Anna and Susie of Wakefield, R. 1; and two brothers, William and Edward of Providence, R. I.  Dr. Graham was born at Wakefield, and was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Presbyterian church.
     Brief funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home on Court St. Sunday afternoon, and the body will be taken to Forest, Ohio, near Kenton, where services will be held and interment made Monday afternoon.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 22, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Graham, Ezra

Death Of Mr. Ezra Graham
     Ezra J. Graham, a prominent farmer of Green Township, died at his home Monday at 7 p.m following a prolonged illness. He was seventy-nine years of age and is survived by his wife and six children: Elbert at home, Mrs. Rowena Calhoun, Mrs. Mary Niday, Mrs. Maggie Waddell, all of this county, Prof. Reuben Graham of Berkley, CA and Lewis of Idaho. Arrangements for the burial will be announced later.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1845, died Oct. 27, 1924; 79 years of age. Parents: John Graham (VA) and Lucinda James (OH). Burial: Centenary Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 28, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Graham, Fred

A Sad Accident
     On Wednesday morning at 9:00 o’clock, Fred Graham was drowned in the Ohio River at a point between the landings of Mr. J. O. Coffman and Mr. John A. Plymale. He was aged about 12 years and was the youngest son of Capt. Will D. Graham.
     On the morning in question Capt. Graham came up to Mr. Plymale’s bringing his boy with him, and went over the river, leaving the latter on this side in company with others. Shortly after the departure of the father, Fred went into the river in company with a companion, and getting beyond his depth, was drowned. The body was recovered in half an hour, and all efforts possible were put forth to restore life, but without effect.
The sudden and appalling death of his son came with dreadful effect upon Capt. Graham, to whom and family the sincere sympathy of all is extended. Funeral services were held at Clay Chapel on Thursday morning.

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

Graham, Gordon

Gordon Graham Dies
     Friends here have been advised of the death in Colorado of Gordon Graham, son of the late James Graham of Green Township. He was a brother of Walter, Charles C. and Miss Alice Graham. He had long lived in the west at the home of a sister, Mrs. George Blazer, and was buried there.

The Gallia Times
April 22, 1937
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Graham, James

     Jas. Graham, colored, aged 25 years, died at the Marine Hospital last night after three months illness with consumption. He formerly lived on Judge Moore’s farm over the river. Burial by Hayward & Son at Mound Hill.

[Note: Previous newspaper states that he was a cabin boy on the Kanawha and a very nice boy.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 5, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Graham, Jennie

Stroke Kills Northup Woman
     Mrs. Jennie Graham, 82, widow of Charles C. Graham, died at 8 a.m. today at the Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 9. Mrs. Graham suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on that date and had been unconscious since.
     She was born in Harrison Twp., the daughter of the late Jacob and Martha DeWitt Hurly [sic- A. S. wrote in "Hively"] Her husband died a few years ago. They had no children.
     During the late years she made her home with her nephew, Waldo Hively, Northup. One sister, Miss Roma Hively, Lincoln Ridge, survives.
     Mrs. Graham was a member of the Dickey Evangelical United Brethren Church, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be made in Centenary Cemetery under the direction of C. R. Halley.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth June 17, 1868; date of death January 4, 1952. Not sure about the statement in her obituary that "They had no children." In her husband's obituary three sons are name: Ray, Paul, Verne. They may have been from a previous marriage of Charles. The informant on Jennie's death certificate was Ray D. Hively.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1952, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Hively-Watts-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page

Graham, Kate W.

     Mrs. Chas. C. Graham died at her home near Centenary Monday evening, May 2, 1904, after a lingering illness with consumption, aged about 35 years. She was a daughter of the late J. P. Waddell, and leaves three brothers, Bascom, Elmer and Bert Waddell. A husband and four little sons are left to mourn the loss of a faithful, loving wife and a kind and indulgent mother. They will have the sympathy of every one in their great sorrow.
     The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, interment following at Centenary by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 6, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Graham, Laura Frances [Riggs]

     Mrs. W. D. Graham died of pulmonary disease on last Wednesday night, aged about 34 years. She was a daughter of Commissioner Jacob Riggs, and a most estimable woman. She had been ill for a long time.

[Note: b. May 20, 1849, d. Feb. 20, 1884, buried in Clay Chapel cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 26, 1884
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Graham, Lenore

Miss Graham Dead
     Miss Lenore Graham, aged 75, who had suffered from rheumatism a long time, died last Thursday afternoon at the home of her brother, John H. Graham, in Green Tp. Another brother, William Graham of Raccoon Island, survives her. Miss Graham was a most estimable lady. She was a member of the M. E. Church, a devout and sincere Christian, and highly respected and esteemed by all.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. McCormick at the late home at 10 o’clock Sunday. Burial at Centenary by Hayward. The pall bearers were J. I. Odell, John Liddy, Sm. Ropeter, Henry Helrich, Charles Ecker and H. C. Priestley.

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

Graham, Lorenzo D.

     Died, on Saturday, July 16th,1864, at the residence of his father, in Cheshire, Gallia county, O., Lorenzo D. Graham, aged 31 years. The funeral sermon of the deceased will be delivered at the Fairfield church in Green township, near his father's former residence, on Sunday, July 31, 1864 at A.M. [sic] The friends of the family are invited to attend.

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

Graham, Magdalene [Lang]

Mrs. Graham, 94, Passes At Home Above Northup

Funeral Rites At 2 [o'clock] Thursday at Centenary
     Mrs. Magdalene Graham succumbed at 5 o'clock last evening to the infirmities incident to her advanced age. Her acquaintances were aware of illness and her death was not unexpected. It occurred at the old Graham homestead on Raccoon above Northup.
     Mrs. Graham was the widow of Ezra E. Graham, who died 16 years ago at the age of 79. She was in her 95th year, having been born in Germany Feb. 26, 1846. For the last 72 years she had lived in the old home--a home which was shared by her son, Elbert and his family.
     Mrs. Graham was a daughter of Jacob and Barbara Kuhn Lang and her death leaves but one of her generation of the family, her brother, John Lang, who lives on the Neighborhood Road, but in the same township, Green. He, too, is in poor health and when he left the Holzer Hospital two or three weeks ago expected to return soon for an operation.
     Surviving Mrs. Graham, besides the son and brother named are two other sons and two daughters: Prof. Reuben Graham of Berkley, CA; Lewis Graham, Washington State; Mrs. Roena Calhoun of Spokane, WA and Mrs. Maggie Waddell, Columbus. The first wife of Victor J. Niday was another daughter. There are 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Graham was a member of the German Lutheran Church but she attended the Methodist Church at Centenary. There the funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. C. W. Frye. Burial at same place by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     After the death of Emory Rader on Nov. 15, Mrs. Graham was presumed to be the oldest resident of Green Township. Mr. Rader was considered the oldest resident of the county, though he spent much of the later years among relatives outside the county. His home place was about half-way between Northup and the Graham place. He would have been 99 next Feb. 3.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov 26, 1940
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Graham, Nancy

     GRAHAM - At her home Saturday, June 17th, 1882, of paralysis of the heart, Mrs. Nancy Graham, in the 76th year of her age.

Gallipolis Journal
June 22, 1882
Page 2 Column 6
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     

Graham, Nancy

     The death angel has recently visited another home in this county and removed from our midst Mrs. Nancy Graham, a lady long known and much respected by many of the people of Green Township and indeed throughout the county.
     She was the daughter of Abraham Hutsinpiller and was born Jan. 13 1808.   She grew to womanhood in the place of her birth and was married Nov. 18, 1830, to Reuben Graham, and with him settled near to her childhood home, where she spent the greater part of her life.
     Mrs. Graham was a woman of great activity in her sphere. Her ideal life was one of unceasing industry. But with all her devotion to her home affairs she found time to be the kindest of neighbors. In times of affliction and bereavement in the homes of her neighbors she was faithful and tender friend.
     She was a sincere Christian, never demonstrative in her manner but true in heart. She joined the M.E. Church about 35 years ago. Through the greater part of her life she felt unable to relate much of her Christian experience, but when she was about to push off the shores of time her tongue was unloosed and she spoke freely, fully and almost constantly of her peace of mind, her bright prospects and gave earnest exhortation to her friends. During the week of of her illness she was so ecstatic in her joy that with her aged husband she made the old home resound with her shouts of praise. The recollection of that week will be a benediction upon the dear ones that are left, not withstanding they are bereft.
     Mrs. Graham's life was a success and her death a triumph. She closed her eyes upon the scenes of this world Saturday, June 17, 1882 at the good old age of 75 years and her body was laid away in the Centenary Cemetery to await the call of the Lord in the resurrection morn.

Gallipolis Journal
June 29, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Graham, Reuben F.

     Died, in this city, on Monday last, Mr. Reuben F. Graham, of the firm Messrs. Calohan & Graham, in the 39th year of his age. Mr. Graham was born in this county, and has always made it his home, and where as a business man and citizen, he stood deservedly high. His remains were followed to the grave by Ariel Lodge No.156 I.O.O.F. and by the Sons of Temperance, of both of which orders he was a worthy member.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 19, 1866

Graham, Reuben R.

Gallipolis Division, No. 74, S. of T.

Whereas, In the inscrutable dispensation of Divine Providence, our esteemed and worthy Brother, Reuben R. Graham, hath been called away from the scene of his earthly labors, be it therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of our Brother, this community has lost a valuable and upright citizen, and this Division a worthy member.
Resolved, That while we deplore his departure from this world, and shed the tear of sorrow for his loss, this Division respectfully tenders its sympathy to the bereaved widow and relatives of our deceased Brother, in this their great affliction
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished to each of the city papers for publication.      R. Blazer, W.P. A. McCafferty, R.S.

Gallipolis, July 31, 1866. At a regular meeting of Ariel Lodge No. 156 I.O.O.F., the following was adopted:
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst by death our worthy Brother, R. F. Graham, therefore,
, That in his death we have lost a worthy brother, and the community at large an exemplary citizen, his family an affectionate husband and father,
Resolved, That this Lodge deeply sympathize(s) with the bereaved and afflicted wife and orphaned children, of our lamented brother, in this their night of sadness and gloom, and, while we know how feeble and inadequate our ministration of consolation must appear to their bereaved spirits, overwhelmed with so great a grief, we would earnestly point to One abundantly able to protect the widow and shield the orphans.
Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the city papers.
     Chas. R. Minturn, J. L. Hayward, H. N. Ford, Com.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 2, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Graham, William D

     William D. Graham, one of this county's strongest and most picturesque personalities, died at the home of his son, J. Edgar Graham, at Raccoon Island, Sunday evening, March 18, 1917, aged 77 years, 4 months and 27 days, after an illness of several months. He had a slight stroke of paralysis last September but recovered in large measure. Some weeks ago he began to fail rapidly and it was suspected that he suffered another slight stroke. For 10 days or more he was bedfast.
     Capt. Graham is survived by one brother, John H., a well-to-do farmer of Green Tp., and one daughter by his first marriage Mrs. F. F. Thorniley of this city. His first wife was Miss Martha McCormick, sister of Rev. J. W. McCormick. She died May 15, 1870. In 1872 he was married to Miss Laura Frances Riggs, who died in 1884, and they became the parents of three children, two of whom are deceased, and one son J. Edgar surviving.
     Mr. Graham was the first man to take a flatboat into New Orleans after the war. Cautioned not to try to deal directly with Southern business men owing to the bitter feeling then existing, he boldly went wherever he desired and did business with, and made friends of, the unreconstructible rebels.
     For a long time he bot apples and potatoes for the southern markets. He made lots of money but lost everything in recent years. He was well acquainted with Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 Tuesday at Clay Chapel of which the decedent was a member. Rev. Mr.O'Neil officiated. Burial by Wetherholt [unreadable]

Gallipolis paper
March 18, 1917
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Graham, William D.

Death of Wm. D. Graham
     William D. Graham, one of Gallia County's best known and most prominent citizens, died at the home of his son, J. Edward Graham at Raccoon Island, on Sunday evening, March 18.
     Mr. Graham was 77 years of age and his death was the result of a stroke of paralysis sustained last September.
     The funeral was conducted at Clay Chapel Tuesday morning, burial following in the Chapel Cemetery by undertaker Wetherholt, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.
     He leaves one brother, John H. of Green Township, this county, and one daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. F. F. Thorniley of this city.  His first wife was Miss Martha McCormick, sister of Rev. J. W. McCormick.  She died May 15, 1870.  In 1872 he was married to Miss Laura Francis Riggs who died in 1884, and they became the parents of three children, two of whom are deceased, and one son J. Edward Graham of Raccoon Island, still survives and with whom he made his home.
     Mr. Graham was the first man to take a produce boat to the South after the close of the Civil War.  He was well acquainted with Jefferson Davis, President of the Southern Confederacy, and transacted considerable business with him, altho'  Mr. Graham was a strong Union man.

[Note: Tombstone dates are 1838-1917]
Gallipolis paper
March 18, 1917
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Grant, Fountain H.  [no cemetery entry]

     Mr. Fountain H. Grant, a well known colored citizen, died at his home on First Ave. at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. He had been a great sufferer for the past year from dropsy and heart trouble. The funeral services were conducted from his late home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Riddle, the burial following at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt. The deceased is survived by one son, one daughter and two brothers, all of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 14, 1905
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Grant, Malinda

Malinda Grant Dies at Home of Her Daughter
     Mrs. Malinda Grant, 79, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Price, 735 Third Avenue. Born in Mason County, West Virginia, May 24, 1865, the decedent was a venerable and respected woman.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Francis Maryland Story officiating. Burial will be made by Fred J. Entsminger in Pine Street Cemetery.

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

Grant, Randall David

     EVERGREEN - Randall David Grant, 46, of Bidwell (Evergreen Community), passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Holzer Medical Center.
     He was born December 14, 1955, at Gallipolis, the son of Robert Grant of Vinton, and Vivian Mulford Grant of Gallipolis. David was a 1973 graduate of North Gallia High School. He was a carpenter foreman for the Atlas Scaffolding Company of Charleston, West Virginia, and was a member of the Carpenters Local No. 650 in Pomeroy for 25 years. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge No. 107 and St. Louis Catholic Church in Gallipolis. David enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, as well as the weaving of hand-crafted rugs. He was the inventor and patent holder of "THE CUTTING MACHINE" used by craftsmen who make hand-woven rugs.
     He married Becky Skidmore on February 14, and she survives with one son, Christopher David Skidmore of Bidwell, and his finance, Amy Hauldren, of Gallipolis. Also surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Debbie Grant of Vinton, and Bruce and Debbie Grant of Bidwell; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Diane and Dave Browning of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chris Wooldridge of Ray; and Esther and Mark Roberts of Vinton; his maternal grandmother, Lucille Mulford of Cheshire; several nieces and nephews; and two special nieces, Kelly and Katie Ratliff.
     He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, R. S. Grant and Estell Warfield Grant; his maternal grandfather, Dale Mulford; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Warren and Mary Alice Skidmore.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in St. Louis Catholic Church in Gallipolis, with Monsignor William R. Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Skidmore Family Cemetery at Evergreen. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton on Monday, April 22, 2002, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.
     A Rosary service will be conducted in the funeral home at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2002. Pallbearers will be Dale and Bruce Grant, Diane Browning, Esther Roberts, Chris Wooldridge, Chris Tackett, Eric Skidmore and Jeff McAvena.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday April 21, 2002
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Grate, Flora B. [Corn]

Aged Mrs. Grate Dies Sunday P. M. Rites Tuesday, 2
Born and Spent Entire Life in One Home
     Mrs. Flora Corn Grate, who would have been 80 years old had she lived until Jan. 15, died Sunday evening about 6:30 o’clock at her home on Ewington R F D.
     As the daughter of George W. and Emily Aleshire Corn, she was born and spent her entire life on the farm where she passed away. Sixty-three years ago last May she was married to George Grate. Her aged companion survives, but is critically ill.
     She also leaves two sons, Jasper Grate of Middleport and Pearl Grate of Ewington R F D, a daughter, Mrs. Elmer McGlothlin of Union Furnace and two brothers, Ross and William Corn of Marion.
     The body is at the home and funeral services will be held there Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock CWT. Burial will follow in the Piper Cemetery [Meigs County] by Butler-McCoy.

[Note: Jan. 15, 1863 – Nov. 14, 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 15, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Grate. Ida [Wayheigh]

Death of Mrs. Grate
     Mrs. Alfred Grate, living just above Addison, died Thursday, June 30, ’98 about 10 a.m., after quite a siege of illness. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist, but also attended the M. E. Church, and was their organist.
     She was a middle-aged lady and left a husband and one or two children. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday by Rev. Thomas Lasley at the Free Will Baptist Church in Addison. Burial by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 1, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Grate, Zella

Mrs. Zella Grate
     Gallipolis -- Mrs. Zella Grate, 87, of Patriot Route 2, died Monday in Holzer Medical Center. The daughter of the late A. A. (Dick) Carter and Amelia Evans Carter, she was a member of the Patriot Methodist Church.
     Survivors include two sons, Willard and Glenn, both of Patriot; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two sisters and a brother.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Patriot Methodist Church with burial in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state one hour at the church prior to services.

Athens Messenger
May 19, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker

Graves, Margaret

Death of Miss Graves
     Miss Margaret Graves died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Peter Murray, near Glenn, Thursday morning, Jan. 18th, 1906, aged 54 years, after a short illness with pneumonia. The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Olive Friday by Rev. Smith, burial following by Undertaker Floyd Ward. She is said to have been a most excellent lady with numerous friends who will regret her death.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 26, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Graves, Sarah J. [Russell]

     Mrs. Graves, widow of the late Ira Graves, living with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Kincade on little Campaign, died Monday morning at ten o'clock. She was advanced in age but had not been ill long. The funeral services will be Wednesday at Porter. She was a fine old lady with many friends.

[Note: She is buried in Clark Chapel Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 18, 1906
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Gray, Ella

Highly Respected Colored Lady Dies
     Miss Ella Gray, colored lady highly respected by those with whom she came in contact, passed away Sunday at her home, 726 Third avenue at the ripe age of eighty-five. She and her mother before her were employed for many years by the Pitrat family and later by the Beard family. Miss Louise Beard had been looking after the loved old lady and will be down from Columbus to attend the funeral which will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the home by Rev. Bridges under the direction of W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 22, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gray, Emerville

Horrible Death
Met by Emerville Gray, a Saw Mill Man Near Vinton
     Mr. Emerville Gray employed at a saw mill neat Vinton was injured by a piece of lumber flying off the machine at which he was working, and penetrating the bowels.
Medical assistance was immediately summoned from here, but all efforts to sustain life were futile and he died in a few hours. A wife and little daughter survive him.

[Note: Buried in McGhee Cemetery, Huntington twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 16, 1915
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Gray, Emerville

Terrible Tragedy at Vinton!          
Sawmill Accident Cost Life of Emerville Gray, Partner in the Concern
     Emerville Gray, a well known Vinton resident, met a tragic death last Tuesday afternoon while working at a sawmill operated by himself and his brother Will. "Em," as he was familiarly known, was engaged in ripping lath at the mill when the stick he was holding broke and flew back from the saw striking him in the abdomen. The sharp end severed the femoral or large artery and he lost blood so rapidly that his death was only a question of a short time.
     Dr. Caldwell was called to attend the injured man, and after succeeding in stopping the flow of blood, called Dr. Fletcher of Porter and Dr. Holzer of Gallipolis. Both these physicicans responded at once, but medical aid proved of no avail and Mr. Gray died about 9 o'clock that evening.
     Mr. Gray was an industrious and highly respected man of about 47. He was married, and is survived by his wife, who was a daughter of Lon Quickie, a child, his father, W.B. Gray, two brothers, Tom and Will, and five sisters, Mrs. Grant Glenn, Mrs. Ed Fisher, Mrs. Will Quickie, Mrs. Lester Soles, all of the Vinton neighborhood, and another sister in Columbus.
     The funeral services were held at the Vinton Christian Church Friday morning by Elder Haskins, the interment following in the McGhee cemetery. 

[Note:  Mr. Gray passed away on June 15, 1915.]

Gallipolis Times
June 23, 1915
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Gray, Esta

     Esta Beard Gray was born near Keystone, Jackson county, Ohio, June 19, 1887 and went to be with her maker early Saturday morning at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 54 years, 5 months and three days.
     She was a daughter of John and Allie Hale Beard and was united in marriage to Thomas Gray in 1911. To this union were born two sons, Wilbur Gray of Huntington, W. Va., and John William now serving his country at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
     Besides her husband and two sons she leaves one brother, Ora Beard of Ewington and a host of realtives anf friends.
     Mrs. Gray accepted her Lord and Savior in early life and has radiated his love and devotion to all who came in contact with her. She was always ready and willing to aid in his work at all times.

She always leaned to watch for us
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window
In summer by the gate,
And though we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care.
The long way home would seem more safe
Because she waited there.
Her thoughts were all so full of us
She never could forget!
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet,
Waiting till we come home to her
Anxious if we are late--
Watching from Heaven's window
Leaning from Heaven's gate.

[Note: Date of death: 22 Nov 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page

Gray, Nancy Virginia

     Nancy Virginia Gray was born at Bladen, Ohio, April 7, 1863 and departed this life at Grand Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, May 4, 1929, age 68 years and 27 days.
     She was the eldest daughter of Silas D. and Mary Ann Ellis. On the 8th day of April 1888, she was united in marriage to William Gray. To this union were born two children, Fred R. Gray, who preceded her in death in 1907 and Nellie Gray Amsbary of Columbus, Ohio.
     She leaves her aged husband of Rome, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Cofer of Pt. Pleasant, WV, Mrs. Alice Hamilton of Bladen, Ohio and Mrs. Salemma Green of Bidwell, Ohio and two brothers; Hiram F. Ellis of Coldwater, Kansas and William Allen Ellis of Huntington WV.
     She had been a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ohio Township since 1882. She was laid to rest in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis, Ohio.
    "There's land that is fairer than day, and by faith we can see it afar." was her favorite hymn and we know she is resting there now.

Gallipolis Paper
May 4, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Gray, William

William Gray Dead
     William Gray, 96, a former resident of this city and father of Mrs. Gus Amsbary, now of Columbus, died at his daughter's home Wednesday. The funeral and burial were in Gallipolis Friday.

Gallipolis Paper
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Gray, William

William Gray, Former Resident Here, Dies
Body To Be Brought To Gallipolis For Burial
     The body of William Gray, who died Wednesday at his home in Columbus, will be brought here Friday by Undertaker A. E. Tope for funeral and burial. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tope funeral parlors and interment will be in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Gray was 96 years of age, was a former resident of Gallipolis and his death follows that of his wife, who passed away only a few weeks ago. Two daughters, Mrs. Gus Amsbary of Columbus and Mrs. J. J. Adams, of Aurora, Ill., survive. Mr. Gray was a member of the Yorkville Masonic Lodge, Yorkville, Ill.

[Note: Died July 17, 1929; Burial Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 18, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                          Top of Page

Gray, William J. “Bill”

     William J. (Bill) Gray, 48, Gallipolis banking executive and broadcaster, died Sunday morning March 30, 1997, at his home on Kineon Avenue in Gallipolis following a short illness. Calling hours and funeral services to be announced later will be held in his home town at Paulding, Ohio. Details for a memorial service in Gallipolis will be announced.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 31, 1997

Gray, William J. “Bill”

     William J. “Bill” Gray, 49, Gallipolis, died Sunday, March 30, 1997 at his residence. Born March 6, 1948 in Paulding, son of Raymond and Vera (Hill) Gray of Paulding, he was the assistant vice president of corporate communications for the Ohio Valley Bank of Gallipolis for 10 years. A U. S. Army veteran, he served as a sergeant during the Vietnam War. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Ruth Ann Lemmerbrock of Harper, Texas.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, at the Den Herder Funeral Home, 11715 State Route 111, Paulding, with the Rev. Dawn Remester officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until the time of the services. Military graveside services will be performed by the Paulding VFW Post 587. A memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis on Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 2 p.m. The family will receive visitors at the church from 1-2 p.m.
     In lieu of flowers, the family respectively requests that memorial contributions be made to the Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or the First Baptist Church Building Fund, Third Avenue and Locust Street, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. Local arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 1, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Grayum, Esther

Esther Grayum Dies In St. Paul
Burial To Be Here Wednesday
     Miss Esther Grayum, who was born and reared near Evergreen, died on Saturday in St. Paul, MN, where the family moved years ago. She was a daughter of Captain Henry and Mary Day Grayum.
The body is expected to arrive here Tuesday and funeral services will be held at the Entsminger Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wednesday, in charge of Rev. H.H. Wilbur. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
     Decedent is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Harry, Will, Mattie and Edna Grayum, all of St. Paul and a large number of relatives in this county. The late Cynthia Cherrington, wife of Will Cherrington, was a sister.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1860; died May 12, 1934; age 74.]

Gallipolis Tribune
May 14, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Grayum, Mary E. [Day]

Death of Mrs. Mary E. Grayum
     The death of Mrs. Mary E. Grayum, wife of the late Major Henry Grayum, occurred in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday noon, Jan. 31, 1922, at the age of 87 years. Mrs. Grayum spent the early part of her married life in Gallipolis where her family was born and reared and will be remembered by many Gallipolis residents. She was the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living, Mrs. William Cherrington of Rio Grande, and Esther, Mattie, Edna, Joseph, Harry and William, all of St. Paul.
     Mrs. Grayum was a woman of beautiful character, a devoted and unselfish mother and loyal friend, devoting her life to her family and the service of others. The body arrived in Gallipolis on Saturday evening, accompanied by relatives and taken to the home of Mr. Fred Entsminger from where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon by Rev. Morrell of the Methodist Church of this city. The interment was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, February 9, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Green, Bertha May

Death of Infant
     Bertha May Green, six months old daughter of Lewis and Pearl Green, died this Tuesday morning of brain fever. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Hart. Interment at Pine Street by George Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Green, Calvin

     Calvin Green, a well known colored man, passed away Thursday, March 2. He is survived by two daughters, Nanna and Cora. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Paint Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Shadd, interment following at the Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 10, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Green, Carl Milton

Carl Green Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
     Carl Milton Green, 42, West Palm Beach, Fla., died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. Crisswell, Parkersburg, W. Va.
     Mr. Green, a former transport driver for the Sterling Oil Co., St. Mary’s W. Va., had been a resident of Florida for the past few years where he was employed as a pipe- fitter.
     Carl Green was born in St. Mary’s, W. Va., Aug. 20, 1921, son of Mr. W. Mace Green and the late Blanche Lowler Green. Mr. Green’s father later married a former Gallian, Sylvia Sowards, of Kanauga. She survives, along with one sister, Mrs. Joan Stewart, St. Mary’s. In addition to his wife, Mr. Green is also survived by two sons, John and Steven, at home.
     Mr. Green was well-known in this area, having made frequent visits while serving with the Sterling Oil Co. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 22, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Green, Cyrus D. Sr.

     Died, in Neoga, Illinois, June 8th, 1867, Cyrus D. Green, Sr., aged 54 years, 8 months, 24 days. Mr. Green was born in Clearmont, New Hampshire, Sept. 14, 1812. He removed with his parents to Ohio when quite young, and to Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1827. He was married to Miss Sarah C. Porter, August 5th, 1834. The older citizens of Gallipolis can testify to the superior qualities of his mind and heart while he resided among them. In 1855, Mr. Green removed, with his family, to Jackson county, in this State. In 1857 he removed to this place [Neoga, Ill.] where he lived until God took him to his heavenly mansion. He came here a stranger, but when he died no man was better known in the county than he was. His honesty of purpose in everything; the acts of love and kindness which his noble heart prompted him to perform, endeared him to everyone who knew him. [. . .] He was liberal almost to a fault. This, together with a misfortune, before coming to Neoga, has kept him from accumulating much property. But he leaves to his bereaved widow sufficient for a comfortable home, and to his children, he leaves [. . .] an untarnished character. Our entire community greatly feels his loss. [. . .] Jno. B. Brandt, Pastor 1st Pres. Church, Neoga, Ill. [This is followed by a memorial from the Neoga Lodge, No. 279, F. & A. M.]

The Gallipolis Journal
June 27, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Green, David

     Mr. Green, whose death is mentioned in another place, died from apoplexy and was 60 years old. He was an uncle of Mr. John W. Williams of this city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Monday, August 20, 1900

     The funeral services of Mr. David Greene, of back of Bladensburg, whose sudden death was mentioned Monday, was conducted today at Bethel by Rev. Smith, the interment by Wetherholt, following at the same place. He left a sister, Mrs. M. R. Dickey of Clipper Mill, and a brother, William of Bladensburg, His wife survives him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 22, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Green, Dwight E.

Dwight E. Green Dies Near Bladen
     Dwight E. Green, 70, passed away at 2:30 AM Sunday at his home back of Bladen after an extended illness. Born Oct. 22, 1878, in Ohio Twp. to John and Mettie Waugh Green, the decedent married Sadie M. Johnson who survives with these children: Owyer, Bladen; Peter Munroe, Chesapeake; and Charley, Bladen.-these from a former marriage; and Emmett Green, Huntington; Mrs. Oscar (Drewzilla) Johnson, Huntington,is a step-daughter. Two brothers and three sisters survive: John and Worthy Green, Bladen; Edith Castle, Vinton; Ethel Green, Bladen; and Elva Sheets, Crown City.
     Friends may call at the late home this afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday in King's Chapel, the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating, and burial will be made by F. L. Stevers in King's Chapel Cemetery.

[Note: from stone d. 1949]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount

Green, Ella

Mrs. Ella Green
Near Bladen Died Thursday in Her 77th Year.
     Mrs. Ella Green, of near Bladen, widow of the late William Green, died at her residence last Thursday morning after a weeks illness with pneumonia. She was born Aug. 20, 1834 and was 76 years, 7 months and 16 days old. She was a most estimable woman and led a good, christian life. She is survived by four sons, John H., Harrison E. and Ira E., of Bladen and Charles M., an attendant at the O. H. E. and by one daughter, Mrs. Emma L. Gilmore of Bladen.
     The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Bethel M. E. Church and were conducted by Rev. Jno. L. Porter. Burial at the church cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: Date of death: 6 Apr 1911 taken from stone for Eleanor Green, w/o W. S., Bethel Cemetery Ohio Twp. Buried as Eleanor Green.]

Gallipolis newspaper
April 1911
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page

Green, Ernest

Brought Here For Burial

     The body of Ernest, the 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Green of Columbus was brought to Kerr, O., Tuesday. The boy's parents are former Gallia county residesnts. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Bethel church and burial in the cemetery there.

[Note: Info from DC - Truman Ernest Green B.13 Dec 1918 D.7 May 1927-Parents: Leslie Green & Leota Barnes]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 10, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Green, Gladys

In Memory
     Gladys, daughter of Harrison and Salemma Green, was born July 29, 1903, departed this life January 14, 1916, aged 12 years, 5 months and 15 days, after an illness of only two days with a complication of diseases.
     She leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, six sisters, and four brothers, one (brother having preceded her in death) Sylvia, Lillie, Mary, Virginia, Elsie, and Mrs. Pearl Clark, Everette, Leslie, Clarence and Lawrence, with a host of relatives and friends.
     Gladys was a bright, cheerful little girl whom everyone loved and she will be sadly missed at home, in school and at Sunday School, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope. We know Gladys has gone to her Heavenly home and will be watching and waiting for her loved ones to come. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the Lord."
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel Lewis after which she was laid to rest in Bethel cemetery by undertaker John Stevers.

We loved her, yes we loved her,
But angels loved her more,
And they have sweetly called her
To yonder shining shore.
Written by a friend.

Gallipolis paper
January 14, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Green, Harrison

Auto Disaster Claims Victim
Harrison Green of New Kerr's Station Fatally Injured in Sunday Wreck Near Bladen
     Harrison Green, 60, a well known resident of near Kerr's Sation, was so badly injured in an auto disaster near Bladen Sunday afternoon that he died at his home Monday noon.
     Mr. Green and his son and John Green and son were driving toward Gallipolis on the Lower River road and when near Bladen the car skidded in some loose gravel and went into the ditch. Three of the party received only minor injuries, but Harrison Green was crushed through the back and his injuries proved fatal. He was taken to his home where he died Monday. He is survived by his widow, four sons and a daughter.
     Funeral services will be held at Bethel church in Ohio Township Wednesday at 2 p. m.

Gallipolis Paper
Date not available
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Green, Harrison

Harrison Green Dies From Injuries
Both Kidneys Crushed When Car Overturned At Bladen Sunday
     As the result of injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred near Bladen Sunday afternoon, Harrison Green, 60 years of age and a brother of Mr. C.M. Green, of this city, died at his home near Kerr's Station on Monday at noon. Both of Mr. Green's kidneys were crushed.
     Mr. Green was driving with his son and Mr. John Green and son, John Green Jr. They were some three feet from the bank at the edge of the road, it was reported, when they lost control of their car in the loose gravel and turned over into the ditch at the roadside.
     John Green Jr. sustained minor injuries, his father and the son of Mr. Harrison Green escaping injury. The man who was so seriously injured was taken to his home in an almost hopeless condition, having scarcely any observable pulse.
     Mr. Green is survived by his widow, four sons and a daughter. No funeral arrangements have been made when the Tribune went to press.

[Note: Harrison Elsworth Green born March 21, 1862; died Aug. 24, 1925; aged 63 years, 5 months and 3 days of age. Parents: William S. Green and Elinor Richardson. Burial in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 24, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Green, Harrison Ellsworth

     Harrison Ellsworth Green, son of William S. and Elinor (Richardson) Green, was born near Bladen, Ohio, March 21, 1862, and passed away at his home near Kerr on August 24, 1925, aged 63 years, 5 months and 3 days.
     He was united in marriage with Salemma Ellis in 1888, and to this union twelve children were born, ten of whom with his wife are left to mourn their great loss. The children are Mrs. Wm. Strait and Everette, of Akron, Mrs. Grover Gilmore, Mrs. Harrison Clark and Lawrence of Adamsville, Leslie of Kerr, and Clarence, Lilie, Elsie and Virginia at home. Gladys and William preceded him to the Great Beyond. He also leaves three brothers and one sister, John of Bladen, Charles of Gallipolis, Ira of Batavia and Eva L. Gilmore of Greenfield, also fourteen grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
     He was converted in early life and was for several years a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church. He was a kind and loving husband and father, no sacrifice seeming too great for him to make for his family. He as one of the best of sons and brothers, a loyal neighbor and a true friend. His life has been an exemplary one and he will be sadly missed. All was done for him that loving hands and medical skill could do, but all in vain. The Savior had need for him and said "Come up higher."
     The funeral was held at Bethel in Ohio township by Rev. Samuel Lewis, buried by Undertaker Stevers of Mercerville.

Gallipolis Paper [Date not available]
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Green, Ira E.

In Memory
     Ira E. Green, son of William and Ellen Green, was born August 7, 1870 and died at his home near Cincinnati, Ohio, January 29, 1929, aged 58 years 5 months and 22 days.
     He was united in marriage to Mary S. Wills, October 22, 1894. To this union was born three children, Goldie, having preceded him in death April 5, 1928, Roy of near Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. Harley R. Gilmore of Tuscola, Illinois. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, the above named children, one sister and one brother, Mrs. Charles M. Gilmore, of Greenfield,O., and C.M. Green, of Gallipolis, O., seven grand-children and a host of relatives and friends.
     He was converted in early life, joined the Mt. Zion Baptist church and was baptized by Rev. S.S. Denney.
     He will be missed at home by his family and neighbors.

     Card of Thanks
--- We wish to express our sincere thanks during the death of our loved one.
Mrs. I.E. Green and Children

[Note: Buried in Bethel in Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis paper
January 1929
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Green, Ira Ellsworth

Ira Green Rites Are Held Today
     Ira Ellsworth Green, whose funeral was held this afternoon at Pawpaw, is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Slater, and the following children: Mrs. Woodrow Eggleton, Gallipolis R. 2; Mrs. Fred Thomas and Ira Green, Jr., both of Huntington; Jane, Harold, Kenneth and Grover, all at home.
     There are three brothers and three sisters: Worthy Green, at whose home the death occurred Saturday morning; Dwight and John Green and Miss Ethel Green, all of Bladen; Mrs. Edith Castle, Vinton, and Mrs. Elva Sheets, Crown City.
     Burial was made in King Chapel Cemetery by Stevers.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Green, Ira Ellsworth

Ira E. Green Dies

     Ira Ellsworth Green, 63, life-long residence of Ohio Twp., died at 9:30 this morning at the home of his brother, Worthy. He had been bedfast two weeks. Funeral at Pawpaw at 2 p.m. (fast time) Monday, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial in Kings Chapel Cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Green, John

John Green Dead
     John Green of Bladen died Wednesday night, Feb 24, 1926, at his home after long illness. Some time
ago Mr. Green was injured in an auto accident and never recovered.
     He is survived by his wife, eight children, Dwight of Huntington, Ira E. of Bladen, John of Bladen, Mrs.
Edna Morgan, Columbus, Mrs. Edith Castle of Bidwell, Worthy, Ethel and Elva at home. He leaves a sister,
Mrs. Eva L. Gilmore of Greenfield, and two brothers, Ira of Batavia and county Treasurer Charles M. Green.
     The funeral was Friday at Bethel church.

[Note: Birth Date on tombstone B. 1856]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb 24, 1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Green, John H.

J. H. Green, 80, Succumbs
     John H. Green, 80, a resident of Rt. 2 Crown City, died at his home at 10 p.m. Tuesday after an extended illness.   He is survived by his wife, the former Cora Sheets, and the following children, Mrs. Donald Rose of Circleville, Mrs. Houck Beaver of Mercerville, Lowell Green of Rt. 2 Crown City, Woodford Green of Massillon, and Oral Green of Columbus. There are 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Green was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church. Crown City Lodge of Masons and the Grange. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the F. L. Stevers Funeral home.
     Last rites will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist church, Rev. Bruce Unroe will officiate and burial will be in Swan Creek cemetery, under directions of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note: b. April 19, 1884]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 19, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Green, John Hudson

John Green Dies At 81
     John Hudson Green, 81, Texas Rd., retired construction worker died at Holzer hospital at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday. He had been a patient there since Monday following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered at his home. He was born on Feb. 4, 1877 in Mason county, W. Va., the son of the late William and Mary Taylor Green. In 1899 he and the former Leotta Nott were married and she survives along with two sons and two daughters, Robert A Green and Olen C. Green, both of Springfield, Mrs. Queenie Long of Mason county, W. Va., and Mrs. Helena Kinnard of Columbus. Another survivor is a sister, Mrs. Armitta Carnes of Chesapeake.
     The Green family came to Gallia county in 1941 and for 14 years they lived in the Rio Grande community and for the last three years were residents of Gallipolis. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Garfield Avenue Church of God. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Cemetery in Mason county, W. Va. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton on Thursday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 22, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Green, Kenneth O.

     GALLIPOLIS - Kenneth (Rooster) O. Green, 49, of Crown City Route 2, died unexpectedly Friday evening at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past six months. He was a night watchman for Core Trucking Co. of Crown City. He had been a lifelong resident of Gallia County. Born in Ohio Twp., he was a son of the late Ellsworth and Myrtle Stater Green.
     He is survived by three daughters, Vickie, Lori, and Cheryl, all of Columbus; three brothers, Grover of Crown City; Harold of Gallipolis, and Ira of Huntington; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Juanita) Thomas, Huntington; Mrs. Woodrow (Marcella) Eagleton, Bidwell, and Mrs. Paul (Jane) Rucker, Eureka Star Route. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. in Kings Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
August 1, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Green, Lemuel

   Lemuel Green, of Blue Mound, Kansas, a former resident of this county, near Patriot, died March 18, 1893, of paralysis, at the age of sixty-six.  In 1855 he was married to Miss Sarah Donnally, a sister of Mrs. Jos. Shanck, of this city.  He is well remembered here as a good man and a devoted Christian, and was loved by all who knew him.  He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss.  They have the sympathy of their many friends here.
Gallipolis paper
April 1893
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Green, Leslie E

In Memory
Patrolman Leslie E. Green
     Patrolman Leslie E. Green, son of Harrison and Salema (Ellis) Green was born at Bladen, Gallia County, Ohio Sept. 18, 1895 and died at Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, October 4, 1931, at the age of 36 years and 15 days. His childhood was spent on the farm of his parents. At the age of 18 years he was baptized and united with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near his home, and remained a member of that church until his death.
     On March 16, 1918, he was united in marriage to Leota Barcus at Raccoon Island, Gallia County, Ohio. In May of that year he enlisted in the Army and served one year, being at Camp Sherman and then with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Love of country was deeply embedded in his heart, his labors for the land he loved was untiring, his sacrifices were many and though his deeds were unheralded by martial music and his conquests were unsung they were no less great in his service for his country.
     When he returned from France he located on the farm in Gallia County and lived there until six years moving to Columbus. He secured employment with the Berney-Boni Glass Co., where he worked until May 2, 1928, when he was appointed a policeman and served in that capacity to the best of his ability.
     During the three years he was on the police force he, with other blue-clad men, fought unceasingly the battle against crime and lawlessness. He forgot his own safety in order to protect the lives of others. He met death in the line of duty, and to say that is to pay him the highest possible tribute.   
     Though bronze and marble monuments may mark the resting place of many who have given their lives in service to their fellowmen, no monument can be more beautiful than the one erected to his dear memory by his own acts of kindliness and love to his own family, his friends and all humanity so far as it was his power to render them. Modest and unassuming in his nature, he did not realize his own greatness, but it is in the testimony of all who knew him well that he was a man of the finest character.
     He was the father of four children; one, Truman Ernest, preceding him in death at the age of eight years. He also suffered the loss of his parents, two brothers, Everette and Harrison and one sister, Gladys. His father was killed in an auto accident and his mother died two years ago.
     Patrolman Green leaves to mourn his departure, his beloved wife and three children, Catherine Louise, age 11, Charles Leslie, age 6 and Elsie Ann, age 4. In the 14 years of their married life they lived with Mrs. Green's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Barcus, and it was a happy family circle.
     He leaves two brothers; Clarence Green of Columbus and Lawrence Green of Bidwell, six sisters; Pearl Clark of Rio Grande, Mary Strait of Akron, Virginia Smeltzer of Clarkson, Ohio, Sylvia Gilmore of Bidwell, Lillie Green of Columbus and Elsie Green of Akron, an uncle, Charles Green of Mansfield and an aunt, Mrs. Nora Gilmore of Greenfield.
     We say goodbye to him with aching hearts, knowing that he has gone beyond recall and that none can ever replace him and with faith that his soul found its resting place in the mansion that Christ had promised to prepare for those who love him. In that hope we leave him, feeling that with him all is well.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank our many friends and relatives, our pastor, Rev. Schreiber, Undertaker Schoedinger, the Columbus Police Force and all who sent the many beautiful floral offerings or in any way assisted us at the time of death of our beloved husband and father, Leslie E. Green.
     His wife and Children.

Gallipolis Paper
October 4, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Green, Levi

Death of Mr. Green
     Mr. Levi Green of Perry township died suddenly Monday evening after working all day hauling logs. He was 45 years old and left a wife and several children. He died from a stroke of apoplexy.

[Note: His stone in Salem Baptist Cemetery gives his birth date as 1852.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 1, 1901
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Green, Liza Curry

Mrs. Green Dies At Her Residence
     In failing health for the past four years, and an invalid since Aug. 8, when she fell breaking a hip, Mrs. Liza Curry Green succumbed at her home, 720 First Ave., this morning at 3:15. Mrs. Green, who was in her 89th year, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Shep Curry and had spent all of her life in this community with the exception of a short period which she spent in Ironton, as a young woman.
     She was twice married. Her first husband, Robert Arnold, died approximately 65 years ago. A daughter, Rose, was born to this union, and she preceded her mother in death several years. She later married Allen Green and two daughters were born to this union. One daughter by the latter marriage preceded her mother in death and she is survived by Miss Ada Green, at home. The descendent became a member of the Baptist Church in Ironton as a young woman. She was one of three children, but was preceded in death by two brothers, Perry and Mel.
     Funeral services will be conducted at her late home, 720 First Ave., at 2 o’clock Thursday, with the Rev. C. E. Jamison officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by the Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 7, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Green, Mary Florence

Mrs. Ed Green, 60, Died Suddenly Late Last Night
Funeral To Be Held At Salem Church at 2 [o'clock] Monday
     Mrs. Mary Florence Green, wife of Edward Green, passed away suddenly at 11:20 last night at 1127 1/2 Second Avenue, where they had made their home since he became a blacksmith in the service of the State Highway Department here about 18 months ago.
     Yesterday, Mrs. Green visited their farm on Route 233 in Perry Township. Returning about 9 o'clock, she ate a lunch and appeared to be in good spirits and in her usually robust health. Hence, her passing has come as a tremendous shock to members of the family and a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Green was 60 years old last Monday, Sept. 2. She was born in Walnut Township and was a daughter of Jonathan and Nancy Rucker Parson.
     Besides the husband, there survive these three children, Gomer H Green, Zanesville; Charles Noah Green, Columbus and Esther Marie Chapman, funeral director at Henderson, WV. There are also four sisters, Blanche Copeland, Ironton; Lillie Davis, Mildred Early and Ruth, all of Columbus.
     The body was taken to the O.E. Elliott's Mortuary; but will be brought back to the home here at 6 this evening. At 2 [o'clock] Sunday it will be taken to the farm home and funeral services will be held at 2 [o'clock] Monday at Salem.

[Note: Death Certificate..Florence Greene (e in spelling here) born Sept. 2, 1880; died Sept.6, 1940; aged 60 years 4 days..Cause of death: Coronary Occlusion. Mother is listed here as Nancy Straight (Ed Greene was informant)]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 1940
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Green, Neal Roger

O. Green Baby Succumbs Here
     Neal Roger, infant son of Oral and Leona Waugh Green of Bladon, died of an intestinal disorder about 30 minutes after being rushed to the Holzer Hospital Friday noon. The child's age was two months and 11 days.
     The Greens have three other children, Lelia Frances, 5; Hazel, 3 and Otis, 2. Also surviving are the grandparents, Mr & Mrs. John Green and Mr. & Mrs. Sam Waugh, all of Bladen.
     Funeral at Swan Creek Chapel at 3 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial there by F. L. Severs.

[Note: Stone.. Swan Creek. Cemetery ..May 17, 1944; July 28, 1944]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Green, Richard Lewis

Lost Their First Born

     Richard Lewis, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Green of 617 S. Ogden avenue, Columbus, passed away in Mt. Carmel hospital there on Sunday evening, Feb. 9, aged four days. This was their first born, and the sympathy of their many friends and relatives is extended to them. Services were conducted by Rev. L. A. Shrieber and burial was in Green Lawn cemetery by the Schoedinger Funeral Home.

Gallipolis paper
Feb. 9
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Green, Salemma

In Memory
     Salemma Green, daughter of Silas D. and Mary Ross Ellis was born May 22, 1869, near Bladen, Ohio and passed away at her home near Kerr, Ohio November 16, 1929, age 60 years 5 months and 24 days of age.
     She was united in marriage to Harrison E. Green in 1888 and to this union twelve children were born, nine of whom are living. The children are: Mrs. Pearl Clark, Adamsville; Mrs. Virginia Smeltzer, Thurman; Mrs. Sylvia Gilmore, Bidwell; Leslie and Clarence, Columbus; Mrs. Mary Strait, Akron; Lawrence, Elsie and Lillie at home. Her husband preceded her in death August, 1925, a son, Everett in October 1925 and Gladys and William in early life. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Hamilton, Bladen and Mrs. Cynthia Cofer, Point Pleasant.  
     She was converted in early life and was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for many years. She was a faithful and loving wife and mother and was always ready to help others.
     We do not think of mothers so much as being dead, but only sleeping, for she said just a short time before her death that she longed for rest and was just waiting to be called home. Death had no fear for her. It was like the wrapping of drapery of her couch above her and lying down to pleasant dreams.

[Note: Bural: Bladen, Ohio Township]

Card of Thanks
    We wish to thank all who helped us in any way during the sickness and death of our dear mother.

The Children

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 16, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Greene, Sarah

     On the 12th inst., Julius, son of D. W. and Sarah Greene, aged 4 years.

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

Green, Stanley Everett

     Stanley Everett Green, son of Harrrison and Silma Green, was born November 16, 1893 and passed away in Arkon, Ohio, October 1, 1925. Aged 31 years 10 months and 15 days. He was converted in January of 1913 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and remained a faithful member until his death.
On August 27, 1921 he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Sprague.
     To this union was born one child, Catherine Marie. Besides the widow and daughter, he leaves his mother and five sisters, Mrs. Pearl Clark, Mrs. Sylvia Gilmore of Adamsville, Mrs. Mary Strait of Arkon, Ohio, Lillie Virginia and Elsie at home and three brothers, Leslie, Lawreance and Clarence.
     He was a soldier in The World War having served in France 26 months as a member of the First Division.
            "A loving one from us is gone
                Our memeory of him will be long,
                His encouraging voice still
                God's love alone his peace will fill."

[Note: Vinton Memoral Cemetery, Huntington Twp]

Gallipolis Paper
October 1, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                    

Green, Vivian

     "Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven."
     Little Virginia Green, departed this life May 2nd, aged 11 months. She was only spared to us a little while till God called her home. Farewell little darling you have gone to join that throng where there is no pain nor weeping in that bright celestial home.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who assisted us in the sickness and death of our little babe.
                    John Green and Family

[Note: From death certificate B.2 June 1925, Gallia Co., Oh - D.2 May 1926 Ohio Twp. Gallia Co., Oh, Buried Swan Creek Cemetery - Parents: John H. Green & Cora F. Sheets]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Green, William

William Green Dies in Bed
     William Roy Green, 61, was found dead in bed at around 7 a.m. today at the family home on Rt. 2 Crown City. He had been an invalid for nine years. His body was discovered by a son when the family awakened for the day.
     Green was born in this county on March 5, 1897 and had spent his entire lifetime here. During his active years, he was engaged in public works. He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Call, and a daughter and three sons born to the union, Mrs. Tommy (Garnet) Knight and Glen Green, both of Columbus and Gerald and Gale Green both at home. Another survivor is a sister, Mrs. Harley (Grace) Gilmore of Tuscola, Ill.
     The C.R. Halley Funeral home has charge of arrangements which will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown publication date, died 26 August 1958 (Ohio deaths –
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow                                                                               Top of Page

Green, Worth

WWI Vet Dies of Auto Injuries
     Worthy Green, 63, Rt. 2 Crown City, became the sixth Gallia highway traffic fatality of 1959, when he died in Cabell Huntington hospital at Huntington at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. He was injured in a traffic accident at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Rt. 7, three miles below Eureka.  His car was hit and demolished by a semi outfit driven by Joseph D. Demilta, 32, Hoboken, N. J., as Green attempted to make a left turn as the truck was passing.  Both vehicles were demolished and Green was taken to the Huntington hospital in a Miller ambulance with back injuries and body bruises.
     Mr. Green was a veteran of World War 1, and had engaged in farming in this county for his entire lifetime.  He was a native of Ohio Twp., born Feb. 9, 1896 by John and Mettie Waugh Green. He was married to the former Marguerite Ward, who survives along with a son, Melvin of Rt. ? Gallipolis; a stepson, Spike Fralley, at home; three grandchildren and a brother, John, of Crown City.  Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death, Dwight, Ira, Mrs. Edna Wishom, Mrs. Elva Sheets, Mrs. Edith Castle and Miss Ethel Green.
     He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.  They will have a part in military grave rites. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethel church, with Rev.Earl Cremeens officiating and burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Milton, W. Va., under the direction of the Waugh-Halley_Wood Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday.  The body will be taken to the church at noon Sunday to lie in state one hour before the services.

Unknown date and publication (from scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy Millan

Greene, Catharine Louise

     Died on the 24th inst., Catharine Louise, infant daughter of Cyrus D. and Sarah C. Greene, aged one year, seven months and sixteen days.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 29, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Greene, Mary [Wills]

Mrs. Mary Wills Greene Passes
Funeral Is Set For 2 Wednesday At Bethel.
     Mrs. Mary Greene, wife of the late Ira Greene and former resident of Ohio Township, died Sunday at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Grace Gilmore, at Sadorus, Ill., after a lingering illness. She was in her 73rd year and was the last of the family of Edmound and Arritta Brothers Wills. In addition to the daughter mentioned, she is survived by a son, Roy Greene of Gallipolis and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Goldia Martin preceded her in death.
     The body will arrive here Tuesday afternoon on the New York Central at 1:59 and will be taken to the home of her niece, Miss Alice Wills, at Bladen where friends may call. The last rites will be conducted at nearby Bethel Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment by Cremeens at Bethel Cemetery.

[Note: death 25 Dec. 1944. Cemetery entry lists name as Mary A. Green.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Greenwood, Alex

     Alex Greenwood, the painter, living at one time down below Mr. Mintard's on Front Street, died at Knoxville, TN, Thursday. He was about 66 years of age and a very clever man.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 2, 1895
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Greenwood, Alexander

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Friday morning last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Alexander Greenwood, aged about 56 years.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives dates as 10/15/1802 - 5/9/1863.]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 14, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Greenwood, Mary

Long Life Closed
The death of Mrs. Mary Greenwood, familiarly known as “Aunt Polly,” which occurred at 7:35 o’clock Saturday evening ended a long life. She was born at Rodney in 1812. She was the relict of Capt. Alex Greenwood, who died 30 years ago, and a lady who was kind and amiable to all. She was the last of thirteen children.
     Last Tuesday morning Mrs. Greenwood was stricken with paralysis and since then she has been unable to take nourishment and sank rapidly, passing away at the hour stated above.
     Her neices [sic] were Mrs. Wellington Hawkins, Mrs. David Watts and Mrs. Mary Leonard and her nephews were Mr. James Hill and Mr. George Switzer. Mrs. Johanna Greenwood was her stepdaughter.
     Deceased has been making her home with Mrs. Sarah Handley of Third street, just above Spruce street, and it was there that she died. Undertaker Wetherholt had charge of the body and burial was at Pine Street Cemetery.

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

Greer, John L.

Dead In The Service
     John L. Greer, son of Rev. John Greer, of Crown City, died on Friday night, January 27, 1899. Deceased was a private in Co. A, 6th U. S. Infantry, stationed at Camp Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune of last Sunday contained the following from a correspondent at Fort Sam Houston:
    “Friday night was announced the death of Private J. L. Greer, an Ohio boy, who deserved a better fate. At the time the Sixth was leaving for Tampa, in April, Greer was a member of Company A, and was detailed to remain at Ft. Thomas and look after regimental property. But the boy was a true soldier, and repeatedly came to his Captain, Wetherill, asking him to help him get away with the Sixth. Nothing could be done. Finally the last day Greer went to Colonel Cochran and took him a substitute, saying that if there was to be any fighting he must be with Captain Wetherill and Company A. Colonel Cochran made the change, and poor Greer went through the war, fighting bravely to the end.
     Since returning he has had many recurrences of the deadly Cuban malaria, and finally died Friday evening. He was given a solemn and impressive military funeral. The whole regiment, officers and men, stood bareheaded while the short service was read; his coffin, draped in the flag and decked with flowers, standing in the wintry sunshine on the hospital porch, then the band played the funeral march, and they all followed him to his grave, where three volleys were fired, and “taps” were sounded. The same honor was shown him as would have been given a Brigadier General.”

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, February 11, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Greer, John Oscar

J. Oscar Greer Died Here Friday
     John Oscar Greer, 66, retired steel mill worker, died at his home, 936 First Avenue, Friday at noon. He was a Spanish-American war veteran, and his funeral will be conducted by the Gallipolis Chapter of the Spanish War Veterans Monday at 2 p. m. at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons funeral home. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Greer is survived by three sons, Roy, Columbus; Arthur, Toledo, and Lawrence, Gallipolis; one brother, George, Point Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Flora Thomas, Point Pleasant; and four grandchildren.

[Note: Feb. 27, 1878 – April 14, 1944; Age 66 yrs. 1 mo. 17 das. He was the son of Oscar N. & Melinda McDermitt Greer.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 15, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Gregory, Mabel [Smeltzer]

Gallia Native Dies In Toledo
     Funeral services were held at Toledo Wednesday for Mrs. Mabel Smeltzer Gregory, wife of Clarence Gregory and native of Gallia County, who died Monday, March 23 at her home at 1001 South Ave., Toledo after a year's illness. The Gregorys had lived in Toledo 27 years. Burial was at Toledo.
     Mrs. Gregory was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Smeltzer. The family home was where the Clyde Warner home is now and she attended Mt. Zion church and school.
     Besides the husband she is survived by two sons, William Gregory and George Gregory both of Toledo; her father, George Smeltzer; brother Floyd Smeltzer, Fremont; four grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
     Mrs. Gregory was a member of the Broadway Methodist church, Toledo; the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; and the Blue Star Mothers.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 15/16/18 (?), 1899; date of death March 22, 1953 (note difference from obit above); mother Harriett Hannah; burial Toledo Memorial Park.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1953, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Smeltzer file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Griffin, Eve Moore

     Eve Moore Griffin, 80, of Gallipolis, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 7:04 a.m. at her daughter's residence in Wilmington, Ohio, following a three month battle with leukemia, six days shy of her 81st birthday.
     Mrs. Griffin was born August 3, 1918 For 47 years, she was the wife of the late William T."Jack" Griffin Jr., who died June 3, 1991, and is the mother of 14 children. She was the daughter of the late Emma Reese Moore and Earl Moore of Gallipolis, and is survived by her aunt, Marguerite Hineman of Gallipolis, and a brother Gordon Earl Moore of Columbus.
     She was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School and attended Ohio State University. During World War II, she served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)in the U.S. Navy, where she met her husband, Jack. They were married June 8, 1944, two days after the D-Day invasion.
     Except for her years in the service and six years with her family in Portsmouth, she was a lifelong resident of Gallipolis. For the past eight years, she resided at 553 Second Avenue in Gallipolis, was active in Bible study, and was the organizer of a seniors' aerobics group at her apartment complex.
     Eve Griffin was a long-standing member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Gallipolis, and the mother of 14 children; nine surviving sons and three daughters. Mrs. Griffin also had twin sons, one who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(SIDS) in 1951,and another who was lost at sea in the U.S. Navy on January 10, 1970. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church in Gallipolis, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and State Street, on Saturday, July 31, 1999 at noon. Flowers may be delivered to St.Louis Catholic Church, Father Bill Myers presiding, any time before the service. A reception is scheduled at Grace United Methodist Church, 600 Second Avenue, Gallipolis,folowing the Memorial Mass. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements are by the Hodapp Funeral Services, Cincinnati.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 28, 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley

Griffin, Harry

Harry Griffin, 70, Dies
     Harry Griffin, 70, long-time Kanauga merchant, died unexpectedly at 12 noon Tuesday at his home. A native of Lumberton, N. C., Griffin was the son of the late H. J. and Cora Griffin. He was a member of the Kanauga United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Maggie Allen Griffin; two daughters, Mary Griffin and Mrs. Jack (Margaret) Finnicum, both of Kanauga; three sons, Marvin, of Gallipolis; Roy, of Chillicothe, and Lewis of Chesapeake; a niece, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Morrow, of Kanauga, who was reared in the family home and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Interment will follow in Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. Calling hours will be held at Miller’s Home For Funerals Thursday afternoon and evening. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 12, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Griffin, Maggie [Allan]

     Maggie Griffin, 92, 746 State Route 7 North, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1995 at Holzer Medical Center. She and her late husband, Harry Griffin, founded Griffin’s Grocery in Kanauga. She attended the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Kanauga.
     Born April 2, 1902 in Lumberton, N. C., she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Holmes Allan.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mary Griffin and Margaret (Jack) Finnicum, both of Gallipolis; two sons, Marvin Griffin of Gallipolis and Lewis Griffin of Chesapeake; a niece and nephew, Evelyn Morrow of Gallipolis and John Mercer of Searcy, Ark., who were raised in the home; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Roy H. Griffin; one infant daughter; two sisters, Bonnie Kennedy and Nizzie Allan; and two brothers, Les Allan and Lee Allan.
     Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to services, which will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ernest Perkins and William E. Curfman officiating. Burial will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Grandsons will serve as pall bearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 4, 1995
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Griffin, Matilda L.

     Died, on the 4th inst., at the residence of C. L. Guthrie, in Cheshire, Matilda L. Griffin, aged 49 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 27, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Griffin, Roy H.

     Roy Harry Griffin, 63, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died Wednesday afternoon at Care Haven Nursing Care Center of Point Pleasant, w. Va., after a long illness.
     He was born on Nov. 3, 1924 in Lumberton, N. C., son of the late Harry Griffin and Maggie Allen Griffin of Gallipolis, who survive. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post 27.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister. Other survivors include two sisters, Mary Griffin and Margaret Finnicum of Gallipolis; two brothers, Marvin Griffin of Gallipolis and Lewis Griffin of Chesapeake; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cremeens Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Sharon Endicott will officiate. Burial will be at Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Military graveside honors will be conducted by VFW Post 4464. Pallbearers will be Gary Griffin, Terry Griffin, Harry Griffin, Mark Griffin, Paul Finnicum, and Greg Fife. Friends may call at the chapel Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 3, 1988
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Griffith, Margaret

Death of Mrs. Griffith

     Mrs. Margaret Griffith, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. David J. Rees, of near Thurman, about 80 years of age, died this Saturday morning, March 25, 1911. She was a widow of Humphrey Griffith, who entered the service of the United States in the Civil War and was never heard of afterward.
     She leaves besides Mrs. Rees mentioned, daughters Mrs. Laura Hutchinson of Glen Roy and Mrs. Harvey Phelps of Raleigh, WV. Her oldest son, Howie lived and died at Bolivar, Mississippi; David, her youngest son, a railroader, was killed by a train at Des Moines, Iowa, a few years ago. She was a sister of the mother of Mr. W.S. Manring and was a fine old lady in every respect.
     Her funeral will be at Ebeneezer Cemetery in Raccoon Township, Tuesday probably.

[Note: Death Certificate..Marguerite Griffith born Nov. 28, 1827; died March 25, 1911. Her husband Humphrey A. Griffith served in Company G. 5th. Ohio Calvary, reported dead and she applied for a widow's pension on March 5, 1866.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 25, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Griffith, Oscar

     Oscar P. Griffith, 68, Rt. 2, Vinton, died unexpectedly at 1 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Griffith was born March 12, 1915 in Sissonville, WV, son of the late Daniel A. and Sarah M. Walker Griffith.
     He married Mary Ruth Banks in Gallipolis on May 4, 1948. She survives along with five sons and three daughters; Charles, Rt. 3, Bidwell; Jack, Rt.1, Ewington; Kenneth, Helena, Montana; Robert, Rt.2, Vinton; Oscar, Jr., Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Earl (Judy) Bennett, Rt. 1, Vinton; Mrs. Max (Melody) Stumbo, Rt.1, Bidwell and Dorothy Griffith at home. Ten grandchildren survive, along with one brother and one sister; Charles Griffith, Toledo and Mrs. Cordia Dodrill, Allensville, Ohio. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     Mr. Griffith was a retired employee of Banks Tree Service and Buckeye Rural Electric Co. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in Europe.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Jack Fry officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Paper
April 10, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Griffith, Ruth Ann [Hazlett]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ruth Ann Griffith, 34, Crown City Route 2, was dead on arrival at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Holzer Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. She was born in Clay Twp., Gallia County, daughter of Robert Hazlett of Gallipolis and the late Goldie Saunders Hazlett.  She had spent most of her life in Gallia County and formerly attended Edna Chapel Church.
     She is survived by her husband, William; two sons, Robert Eugene and William Timothy, and a daughter, Karla Ann, all at home; one brother, Rex Eugene Hazlett, Crown City Route 2; and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Saunders of Crown City Route 2.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 16, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Griffith, Sarah [Edwards]

Mrs. Geo. Griffith Dies Of Heart Attack Early Today
Mrs. Sarah Edwards Griffith, wife of Geo. R. Griffith, died suddenly about 8 o’clock this morning at their home in the Moriah neighborhood. Death was caused by a heart ailment from which she had suffered at times but this morning she had seemed in her usual health and had prepared breakfast before she was stricken. She was 75 years old.
     She leaves besides the husband, four sons and two daughters: Edward A. of Buffalo, N. Y., John R., Merrill and Robert Griffith and Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) Sheward of Columbus and Mrs. Lawrence (Cordelia) Jones of Oak Hill R.D. A brother, Thomas Edwards of Oregon and 18 grandchildren also survive.
    Mrs. Griffith is said to have been an estimable woman, a devoted wife and mother and reared a fine family. She was a member of Moriah Church and a regular attendant at the services of the church. Arrangements are in charge of Davis and Thomas but were not completed at noon today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 13, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Griffiths, David J.

David J. Griffiths
     David John Griffiths, 71, of 1925 Chestnut Street, Gallipolis, died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired furniture salesman. Born April 18, 1918 in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a son of the late Frank Griffiths and Hazel Bower Griffiths. Surviving is a special friend, Virginia Howell, Gallipolis.
     He was a life member of Post 4464 VFW and the American Legion Post 27. He was a member of the  Military Order of the Cooties and the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
     Memorial services will be conducted at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home 1 p.m. Sunday, Post 4464 VFW will officiate. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 21, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Grim, Daniel J.

     Daniel J. Grim, 77, Galloway, formerly of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1996 in Doctors Hospital, Columbus. Born May 13, 1918 in Perry County, son of the late Amos and Bessie Grim, he was employed for several years in the Gallipolis area and was pastor of several area churches. He was retired from Columbus State Hospital. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Eulah Childers Grim: two daughters, Jeannie and Janie Grim, both of Galloway; and a grandson.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Jerry Spears Funeral Home 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus. Burial will be in the Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 10, 1996
Transcribed by J. Farley

Grimes, Abraham B.

     OBITUARY - The publication of this notice has been delayed by various causes, but painful as it is to us and our readers, yet for the respect we have had for the deceased and his friends, we now give it a place in our columns. We now announce that Abraham B. Grimes is no more. This unexpected and lamentable death took place on the 26th of January last by the falling of timber. He was one of those hard working men that never wished to be idle, and having arranged his business at home, proceeded to the Furnaces and engaged in chopping wood. While engaged with several others in felling trees, some men called to him that he was in danger, and requested him to run in a certain direction, which was wrong; the tree fell on him and killed him. His age was 44 years and seven months.
     The deceased was a native of Pocahontas county, Virginia, and emigrated to this state in April, 1848. He was affable and courteous in his manners, had a winning way, even to get the affection of strangers. He has left an affectionate wife, four sons, and two daughters to mourn over their irrepairable [sic] loss. The friends may sympathize and feel the effects of the awful shock, but the wife feels the smart. She may look around and over the fields where she has often seen him, and would fain herself to see him, but a solemn silence says he is no more to return. While she calls upon the silent woods and lonely valleys to hear her complaint and pity her grief, we can only recommend her to Him for help, who has promised to be a father to the fatherless amd a husband to the widow.
     His funeral was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. We believe he died in peace with all men. His remains were deposited by the side of his three brothers, Henry, Charles and John, there to remain until the last trump shall sound. Awake ye slumbering dust, ye thousands under ground. We close in the song of the Psalmist--as for man his days are as grass, as the flowers of the field---so he flourisheth, the wind passeth over and it is gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no more.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 4, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Grimes, Elizabeth

     From an unavoidable circumstance the publication of the following notice has been delayed. Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes, consort of John Grimes, is no more. She departed this life on the 14th of June, 1854, aged 64 years and 2 months. Her disease was typhoid fever, and from the first created alarming symptoms. Medical aid was resorted to and every thing done to save her, but all failed.
     The deceased was a native of Pocahontas county, Virginia, and came to the State of Ohio in 1848. She was the mother of seven children, four sons and three daughters, all of whom are dead except two daughters.
     Her temper was quick and independent, like the steel and flint when much enforced shows a hasty spark, but soon is cold again.—She joined the Methodist E. church when young, and was a regular member in good standing for upwards of 40 years in Virginia. Her door was always open to the ministry, and she took much delight in their company. She has the promise laid down in the Scriptures which reads as follows: "And whosoever shall give drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." And now we trust that herself and four sons and daughter are with Lazarus and in company with Abraham, "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." "Oh that I may die the death of the righteous and let my end be like theirs." She has left behind her two disconsolate daughters and her lonely husband to mourn their sad misfortune but we trust their misfortune is her eternal gain.

When I wake and shall behold his face,
In righteousness I shall be satisfied,
When I awake in his blessed likeness,
My savior shall my life restore
And raise me from this dark abode,
My soul and flesh shall part no more,
But dwell forever near my God.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 25, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Grimes, John

     We are called upon to announce the unexpected and lamentable death of our young friend, John F. Grimes, who departed this life on Sunday, the 16th ult., aged 18 years and 9 months. The deceased was a native of Pocahontas co., Virginia, a son of John and Elizabeth Grimes, and was a young man of good moral habits. He was visited by several divines during his illness, who conversed with him freely on the great necessity of being prepared to meet God in peace. He acknowledged the truths of the gospel and regretted much that he had not turned to God sooner, but said that he would now throw himself on God, trusting in His mercy. His remains were followed to their resting place by a large number of friends and relations, and placed by the side of his brothers, Henry and Charles.

Lamentation of two distant sisters:

We there would shed a sister's tear,
O, could we but see our brothers' graves,
There would we pray and weep,
We would plant a cypress there;

Twould not disturb our brothers dear,
How softly would its branches wave
Nor wake them from their sleep.
O'er those so young and fair.

The cypress on our brothers' graves,
And if we should be called away.
Would spread its branches wide.
To brave dark Jordan's tide,

As if to shade their cousin dear
They'd lay our cold and lifeless clay
Who sleepeth by their side.
Close beside our brothers' side.

We would take away each useless brier
That grows upon their tomb,
And in their place a pale white rose
Would every summer bloom.

And there the dove would build her nest
And sing her morning lays,
O'er those whose souls amidst the blest
Are singing songs of praise.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 11, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Grimes, Wilson Henry

Injuries Fatal To Wilson Grimes, 35 ---Rites Thursday
Injuries, which he sustained in an auto accident, Sunday, Nov. 1, over in Mason county, proved fatal to Wilson Henry Grimes, 35, of Clipper Mill, at the Holzer Hospital at 7:30 this morning. Since the accident Grimes had been in a critical condition with a fractured skull and it is not believed he was at any time conscious of anything that went on around him.
     He was the son of G. Wilson and Sophia Harris Grimes of Robertsburg, W. Va., and is also survived by his wife Rhoda Mae Grimes and three small children, two girls and a boy, ranging in age at 6, 4, and 2 years.
     Mr. Grimes had worked on the river, it is said, since he was fourteen and at the time he was injured he was employed on the Dravo Company’s steamer Martha. He is said to have been a steady, respected young man and devoted to his family.
     The body was removed to Buffalo this morning by C. H. Raynes, undertaker of that place and funeral services will take place Thursday, the hour to be named later, at Robertsburg.

[Note: 8/8/1901 - 11/9/1936; He is now buried in Buffalo Memorial Park in Putnam Co., WV, along with other family members. The body was possibly removed from Atkeson Cemetery in Robertsburg to Buffalo.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 10, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Grimm, Charles H.

     Charles H. “Sneaky Shake” Grimm, 57, Henderson, W. Va., formerly of Kanauga, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born March 16, 1938 in Point Pleasant, W. Va., son of the late Charles Jesse and Loraine Eads Grimm, he was a retired construction laborer and attended the Addison Freewill Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Joyce A. Taylor Grimm; a son, Keith Grimm of Henderson, and a brother and a sister. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bob Grimm. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Grinstead, Genevieve I. [Grimm]

Genevieve I. Grilnstead
     ALBANY - Genevieve I. Grinstead, 73, Albany, died Friday, March 19, 1993 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens
     Born in New Haven, W. Va., daughter of the late Lewis Jenning and Effie Frances Graham Grimm, she was a housewife and mother. She was also a member of the Albany Grange and the Albany VFW Auxiliary.
     Surviving are three sons, Lawrence M. (Mike) Grinstead and Richard L. (Dick) Grinstead, both of Albany, and Robert K. (Bob) Grinstead of New Marshfield; and five grandchildren, Jeff, Wendy, Amanda, Carol and Jennifer.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Grinstead in 1980; by five sisters, Sadie Worth, Ada Wares, Agnes Grimm, Florence Yonker and Eva Roush; and by five brothers, Elmer Grimm, Roy Grimm, Melvin Grimm, Frank Grimm and Ray Grimm.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with Willard Love officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Gallipolis, Ohio
March 21, 1993
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Gross, Augusta

Rio Loses Friend, Mrs. Augusta Gross
     Mrs. Augusta Gross, 86, one of the benefactors of Rio Grande College and a trustee of that institution, died at her home in South Charleston, Ohio, Saturday.
     She was the widow of Howard F. Gross, appointed a trustee of the college in 1922 and ended a period of almost 30 years service on that board when he died in January 1951. His wife took the post due to that vacancy and was an active member until ill health overtook her a year ago. She was a director of a South Charleston bank following in the footsteps of her late husband.
     Both she and her husband made frequent gifts to the college and took a great interest in college youth in spit of the fact that they had no children of their own. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews and one of them is Willard Lewis.
     They were former residents of Rio Grande, but had lived for many years in the central Ohio community near Springfield.
     Services for Mrs. Gross will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church of which she was a member. Rev. Luther Tracy will officiate and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

[Note: died May 4, 1959]

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

Gross, Catherine J. [Fulton]

     Catherine J. Fulton, daughter of James and Esther Fulton, was born in Addison township, Gallia Co., Ohio, July 29th, 1883; died at her home in Rio Grande, Ohio, Oct. 25th, 1913, her age being 80 years, 4 months and 5 days.
     She was united in marriage to John Colby Gross on June 1st, 1854. Had she lived till June next they would have been married 60 years. To this union were born 6 chil,dren, 4 boys and 2 girls, the oldest, Alpheus Aaron, and Lydia, the youngest, having preceded her to the better land. From 1860 to 1865, while her companion was in the army, she was faithful to her home and family of 3 small children and bore the trials of these dark days with heroic faith and courage.
     She professed faith in Christ in 1853, and united with the Campaign Free Baptist Church. When the family located at Rio Grande she placed her membership with this church where she remained a faithful member until her death. She loved her church and while health permitted she attended the church services regularly and faithfully. Her home was open to the minister and others who were interested in religious and educational work. In the first years of the college, she furnished a home for a number of young men who were students, who now rise up and call her blessed because of her interest in and her kindness to them. She loved her home and was permitted to spend her last days where she had lived so long, being tenderly cared for during her last illness by her daughter and aged companion, who with the three sons and seven grandchildren are left to mourn her death. All are comforted in the truth that "She is not, for the Lord hath taken her."
     The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Calvary Baptist church, conducted by Rev. John M. Davis and Rev. C.O.Clark, the burial by Funeral Director H.K. Butler, of Vinton, Ohio.

Gallia Times
Nov. 5, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Grove, John

     Died, at his residence in this town, on the 10th inst., Mr. John Grove, in the 77th year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 12, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Grove, Mabel

Death of Mabel Grove
     The death of Mable Grove, the 20 year old daughter of T.S. Grove, 1106 Second Ave., occurred Saturday p.m. at 2:45 after an illness of 13 months of tubercular trouble. The funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 10:30 by Rev. Morrell with interment at the Pine Street cemetery. Wetherholt and Entsminger will have charge of the burial.

Gallipolis Dailey Tribune
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Grover, Alfred Edwin

4 Injured in Hospital And One Expected To Die Any Hour
    Two men were killed; a woman is dying, and three others were hospitalized as a result of a head-on collision shortly before 1 o’clock on the bridge in front of A. M. Hoyt’s home at Centenary. The dead are Alfred Grover, Vinton R. 1 (Morgan Twp.), son of the late Jerry Grover, former county commissioner; Cecil Calvin Wedge, 22, presumably of Cottageville, W. Va., though a card in his billfold indicated he may have lived near Leon, W. Va.

Mrs. Sayre Dying
     Mrs. John Sayre suffered a fracture of the skull and jaw and other injuries and is not expected to live. Her daughter, Nellie, 17, has back and face injuries but they were not at first believed to be serious. They, together with Colby McClasky, 25, Bidwell R. 1 and Joy Thaxton, Bidwell midget known to hundreds of Gallia Countians, were taken to the Holzer Hospital in a matter of minutes after the accident occurred. McClaskey, well-known here as a caller at the Eagle Club dances, and Thaxton had but slight injuries.
     The dead men are at the Entsminger mortuary. Grover’s skull was fractured and he suffered other hurts. Wedge, too, had a fractured skull and his left leg was broken in several places below the knee.
     McClaskey was driving the Grover truck, which was hauling a heavy load of limestone from Gallipolis via Northup to a point below Mercerville. Grover and Thaxton were riding with him.
The Sayre or Wedge car was coming toward Gallipolis with Wedge at the wheel. McClaskey said he foresaw the danger of a collision but his load was so heavy he could not stop quickly and ‘the driver of the car made no effort to stop, so far as I could see, and we met on the bridge.”
 The truck it is said turned over, while the car remained for a while in a precarious position on the narrow bridge. Later, according to report, it toppled over into the ditch on the south side of Route 141.
     Thaxton was apparently unscathed: and though McClaskey was taken to the x-ray room, no serious injuries were found. He complained of soreness in his left side.
     Alfred Grover, scion of a widely known family, would have been 35 next Sept. 20.  He is a brother of Paul Grover of this city and is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Ramsey and three children, including twin daughters. Both vehicles involved in the accident—by far the worst in the county so far this year—were completely demolished. Frank Wetherholt and Deputy Sheriff Dickey brought the injured to the hospital. Entsminger’s ambulance brought the dead.
Two highway patrolmen rushed to the scene and remained quite a while to direct traffic.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 03, 1946
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

     Alfred Grover, 34, Vinton Rt. 1, husband of Dorothy Ramsey; brother of Paul Grover, Gallipolis; July 3 in an auto collision on 141; also survived by three children.  Cecil Wedge, 22, of Cottageville W. Va, also was a victim of this accident.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 06, 1946
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Grover, Augustus M.

Widely Known Farmer Drops Dead Monday
A. M. Grover Had Been In Failing Health Several Months
     Death came suddenly Monday to A. M. Grover, widely known Gallia County farmer and stockbreeder at the home of his son Ray Grover in Morgan township, near Porter. Mr. Grover dropped dead after a stroke of apoplexy at about 9 o’clock.
     Andrew Monroe Grover was 62 years old and was for many years active in Gallia county agricultural circles. He was one of the most prominent farmers of the county. Recently he had been suffering with failing health. Business reverses and misfortunes had hastened his end. He lost heavily in the failure of a local produce company two years ago. Last spring his home burned to the ground and since this he had been living on a small house on the farm of his son in Morgan township.
     He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Irwin; and five children, Mrs. John Matthews, Columbus, Mrs. Homer Matthews, Columbus, Mrs. Claire Jones, Columbus, and Mrs. E. D. Keeler, Gallipolis, and one son Ray Grover of near Porter, with whom Mr. Grover had been living. Three of the five children and their families had been with him Sunday when a family dinner was held at the Grover home.
     Mr. Grover was said to have been the owner of about 600 acres of land in this county when he died. He was a member of the board of directors of the Ohio Valley Bank. He was a member of Clark Chapel Christian church near his home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[Note: Article identifies as Andrew, later handwritten in as Augustus. Buried in Clark Chapel in Morgan twp as Augustus M. Grover.]

Gallipolis Tribune
October 17, 1927
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Grover, Catherine Margaret

Death At Porter
     Catherine Margaret Grover, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Grover, died February 4th, of membraneous croup. It was their only child and they have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 9, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Grover, Eleanor

     Died, in Cheshire, Eleanor Grover, wife of John Grover, March 6th 1869, of consumption; aged 34 years, 1 month.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 18, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Grover, Eliza [White]

Mrs. Eliza Grover, 84, Dies At Home
     Mrs. Eliza Grover, 84, a life-long resident of Gallia county died at her home 357 Third Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Her death followed a long illness and several months ago, she suffered a fractured hip.
     Mrs. Grover was born in Springfield twp., on March 4, 1876, one of 12 children born to Joseph and Mariah Bowman White. She was the last of her family. Her marriage was to John Grover, a Civil War veteran, who preceded her several years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Gladys Grover, survives.
     Mrs. Grover was a member of the First Baptist church and the Daughters of Union Veterans.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Clark Chapel cemetery at Porter. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, November 1, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Grover, Emory C.

Driver Exonerated After Inquest Into E. Grover's Death
Emory C. Grover of Kyger Is Victim of Second Motor Fatality in County This Year
Funeral at Kyger M. E. Church at 2 Thursday
     It is very improbable there will be any prosecution growing out of the accident that cost Emory Grover his life yesterday afternoon. Lyman Treadway, Cleveland, driver of the ill fated car, was exonerated and released at about 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon following the inquest. Inquiries made by county authorities, aided by relatives of the decedent, including examination of the only eye-witnesses seemed to show Treadway was not only blameless but had done his full duty whole-heartedly after the accident.
     Funeral services for Emory C. Grover, 19, who died in less than three hours after being struck by a car below Cheshire at about 11: 30 Tuesday will be held at Kyger M. E. church at 2 Thursday. Rev. J. W. McMahan will officiate. Burial at Gravel Hill by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.
     Emory was born in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 14, 1915. He was the son of Ura C. and Violet Grover Rupe, now the wife of Arthur Rupe, Kyger merchant.He was a happy, popular young fellow, most of whose life was spent in and around Kyger, and he was a junior in the Cheshire High school. He is survived by two brothers, Grover Ura Grover, Cheshire tp. teacher, and Robert B. Grover, and by four half-brothers and sisters, Jean, Ina Louise, Artie and Arthur (infant twins) Rupe.
     A fracture of the skull caused death. There was compound fracture of the right leg, one cheek was swollen, there was another leg injury, and there was bleeding from the mouth that might have resulted from internal injuries. Dr. W. Lewis Brown, coroner, said.
     Acting for Coroner Brown, who had been called away, Prosecutor Miller conducted an inquest into the death of Emory Grover at the sheriff's office yesterday afternoon. Lyman H. Treadway, driver of the car, and his companion, David Brayton, gave their version of the accident in answers to questions. When the inquiry wa concluded they were permitted to go on their way. Among those who heard their sworn statements were Arthur Rupe, stepfather of the Grover youth, and J. Emory Gordon after whom the boy was named and on whose farm he was reared.
     Aside from Treadway and Brayton, the only eye-witness of the accident was Cassius Thompson, who was accompanying Grover. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coughenour heard the crash and ran from their home to the scene.

Coming This Way
     Treadway said he was driving his car, a 1935 Chevrolet sedan, down route 7 and about a mile below Cheshire saw two young men coming up the road on Treadway's left and they were evidently trying to thumb a ride. A Ford coupe came up and went around the boys coming so close to the Chevrolet that Treadway honked his horn.
     "We had been maintaining a speed of about 45 miles and hour." continued Treadway, whose statement was made impressive not only by what he said and the way he said it but by his frequent admission of being unable to supply details. "We slowed down somewhat --I don't know how much-- as we approached the other car and the boys. Suddenly Grover darted across the road in front of us. The center of the front end of the car must have struck him, and the impact broke our right headlight and he was hurled into a ditch.
     "The other boy was about three feet from the edge of the road at our left and almost straight across from the spot where the Grover boy was hit."
     The witness told of stopping his car, of finding the boy unconscious but alive, of the Coughenours coming out, of putting the boy in his car and with Coughenour hurrying to the hospital, of reporting to the chief of police and sheriff, and of returning to the hospital where the boy died before 2 o'clock. He thought the accident had occurred at about 11:30 -the time of the accident in which John Byrd was hurt at Cedar and Third.
     As to the only element of mystery in case, that is, as to what prompted the youth to dart across the road, no evidence has been adduced. Brayton said he looked to his right to see whither Grover might be rushing but saw nothing to explain the matter. Nor has Thompson supplied the answer, it is said.
     Treadway lives at 3018 Falmouth road, Cleveland, and Brayton lives at South Euclid. Treadway is 31 years old and a nephew of the late Franklin Treadway of Cleveland who was lieutenant governor of Ohio. He is married and the car he was driving belongs to his wife.
     After the car was repaired and the inquest was ended, the Clevelanders left for Pikeville, Ky., where they had intended to be present at a meeting of the trustees of Pikeville College last night, Treadway being a member of the board.

2nd Highway Tragedy
     Emory Grover's death is the second resulting from a highway accident in the county so far this year. The first such fatality, oddly enough, occurred on the same route in the village of Cheshire, about a mile up the river from where Grover was fatally hurt. The victim was Mrs. Emma King, wife of Charles T. King. She was instanly killed when struck by a truck on Feb. 18.

No paper and no date (1935).
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                   Top of Page

Grover, Hannah J. [Ward]

Death of Mrs. Grover
     Mrs. James Grover, mother of Hon. I. M. Grover, died at her home at Porter, this county, at 6 o’clock this morning aged near 71 years. She leaves a husband Mr. John Grover, and son I. M. Grover, representative of this county, and brothers Messrs. Frank Ward, John and Hiram and sisters, Mrs. Wm. Davis of Gallipolis, Mrs. Lawyn Kent, of Vinton, Mrs. Samantha Wiggins in the West. She was a good and kind old lady burdened with cancer and other infirmities for a long time, which she bore with fortitude and resignation, winning the admiration of many friends by her long and patient suffering. We have no particulars of the funeral services at this city.

[Note: Buried at Clark Chapel, Morgan twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 25, 1906
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Grover, Isaac Monroe

I. M. Grover Dead
Passed Away at Gahanna This Tuesday Morn
     Hon. R. M. Switzer received a wire this morning announcing the death of I. Monroe Grover at his home at Gahanna, near Columbus. No particulars were given of any acute previous illness or funeral plans.
     Mr. Grover was for many years a prosperous farmer and merchant at Porter in Springfield township in this county, active and influential also in Republican politics, representing Gallia county two terms in the legislature. A few years ago he left Porter and removed to the farm where he died.
     Many friends in Gallia county will regret his passing. He was not an old man, although well advanced in years, and when we last met him on a train, was seemingly in robust health and strength.

[Note: 3/10/1858 - 8/23/1921 - Son of J. W. & Hannah Ward Grover]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 23, 1921

Funeral of I. M. Grover
     The funeral and burial of Hon. I. M. Grover will be held Friday at Gahanna, Ohio at 2: o’clock.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 24, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Grover, Joe

Joe Grover, Retired Blacksmith, Is Dead

Native of Morgan Tp.
     Joseph Grover, who was born near Porter and had numerous relatives in this county, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Davis, Wellston R. D. 2. He had been in failing health for several months and bedfast for two weeks. He would have been 84 years old on July 14, having been born in 1850.
     Mr. Grover took up blacksmithing when a young boy and followed his occupation until recent years.
His wife, Cynthia Grover, died July 12, 1926, and Mrs. Grover retained the home at Rowlesville until December 29, 1932, at which time he came to make his home with his only daughter, Mrs. Davis.
     Other survivors are three sons, Hiram Grover, Addison; W. V. Grover, Marion; Charles Grover of Rowlesville. He had two brothers, Mason Grover, who lives at Bidwell, and Isaac Grover, Gallipolis. One daughter and three sons preceded him in death.
     Undertaker H.K. Butler brought the body to his morgue. The funeral services are being held this afternoon at Clark Chapel, which stands on a farm adjoining the one on which Mr. Grover was born.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 19, 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page

Grover, Leanna [Darst]

     Leanna H. Grover, 71, a resident of Cheshire, died Sunday morning in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years and in serious condition the past four weeks.
     She was born March 7, 1903, near Rutland, daughter of the late Alonzo and Elizabeth Sims Darst. She is survived by her husband, Ivan Grover, whom she married on Sept. 28, 1922, in Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Elizabeth) Rife, Columbus, and Mrs. Ray (Leta) Shamblin, Tavernier, Fla.; five grand- and two great-grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters, Walter Darst, Mesa, Ariz.; James Darst, Albany, Ohio; Douglas Darst, Cheshire; Mrs. Frank (Pearl) Mackins, Ewington; Mrs. James (Patty) Stewart, Toledo, and Mrs. Forest (Alma) Rathburn, Columbus. One brother preceded her in death.
     She had resided in the Cheshire area 53 years. She was a member of the Cheshire Methodist Church, Vice president of the WSCS, and a member of the Cheshire Garden Club.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley- Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis with Rev. William Beagle officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Grover Cremeens, Lee Clark, Larry Stewart, Wayne Palmer, Gary Palmer, Davey Reidnenour. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Cheshire Methodist Church.

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

Grover, Raymond W.

     Raymond W. Grover, 96, Cheshire, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, in the Holzer Senior Care Center. Born Oct. 31, 1900 in Old Kyger, son of the late Arthur and Bessie Fraser Grover, he worked for the New York Central Railroad as a boilermaker and retired from the Holderman Construction Co., Columbus, in 1962. He was a 75-year member of the Siloam Masonic Lodge 456, Cheshire.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Bethel Spires Grover, on Jan. 1, 1981; a daughter, Naomi Harrison; and by two brothers and three sisters. Surviving are a daughter E. Ireta (Jack) Sharlike of Columbus; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Harold Tracewell officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Masonic services will be conducted in the chapel at 8 p.m. Friday by the Siloam Lodge 456.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 10, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Grover, Susie Murl

     The infant child of Hiram Grover, the blacksmith, died Friday night and was buried Monday at Clark’s Chapel.

[Note: 1897 – Oct. 29, 1898; Her parents were Hiram E. & Ella M. Rose Grover.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Monday, October 31, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Grover, William H.

     William H. Grover was born in Massachusetts, April 2nd, 1815, and died at his home near Kygerville, Ohio, January 25, 1892, aged 76 years, 9 months and 23 days. His parents moved to Gallia County in the year 1817, and settled in the woods near the farm owned by the deceased. Inured to the hardship of a pioneer's life, he lived to see the wilderness bud and blossom as the rose.
     March 16th, 1837, he married Elizabeth Weeks, and lived happily with her until her death. He then married Mrs. Sarah Higley, who was a faithful companion to him, and who now, with five children by his first wife, three boys and two girls, mourn his loss. His children and; John R. of Middleport; Wm.B., and Catherine Price of Kyger; Sophia Wells, of Wilkesville, and Dr.Thomas Grover, of Glenwood, W.Va.
     Uncle William was strong in his convictions of right and duty, honest and candid in all relations and dealings, tender and practical, and in constant sympathy for the poor, distressed and sorrowful; strong in natural affections and friendships, faithful to his duties, public, domestic and private. Such were the traits of Uncle's character. He rests.

 "Take all the pleasures of all the spheres,
And multiply all through endless years--
One moment of heaven
Is worth them all."

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 3, 1892
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Grover, William H.

     Died, at the residence of his brother, Wm. H. Grover, in Cheshire township, on Saturday, July 18th, Ebenezer Grover, in the 73d year of his age.  Funeral sermon by Rev. Selah Barrett.

The Gallipolis Journala
July 23, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Groves, Monte

     Monte Ray Groves, 77, a resident of Rt. 2 Bidwell, died in Holzer Medical Center 10 p.m. Tuesday. He was a retired cattle dealer. Mr. Groves was born Oct. 9, 1897, in West Virginia. He had resided in Bidwell a number of years. He married Pinkie Mae Rose O’Dell. She preceded him in death in 1971. They had no children.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. T. J. Butcher officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Miller’s Home for Funerals from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily tribune
Wednesday, November 20, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Groves, Thomas

Dies Saturday
     Thomas Groves, 79, a native of Porter, died at his home in Kanauga at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  He was a retired painter and decorator who spent a large part of his life in Gallipolis. He was born on April 30, 1878, the son of the late Thomas and Belle Kerr Groves.  He was married to the former Hulaah Jackson, who preceded him in death four years ago.
     Surviving that union are a son and two daughters, Thomas J. Groves of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Osborne and Mrs. Josephine Brawley, both  of Columbus.  Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Lena Finley of Kanauga with whom he made his home in recent years, and Carl Groves, a brother who lives at East Liverpool.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 ;.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt Funeral home.  Rev. John Finnicum will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note: b. April 30, 1878 d. May  17, 1958]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Groves, Washington

     Mr. Washington Groves of Stafford, Kas., formerly of Clay Township and uncle of Mr. James W. McConnell and other well-known citizens, died at his home on the 7th of this month.

Gallipolis Journal
September 30, 1891
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Grow, Anna [Jones]

Death of Mrs. Anna Grow   
     The many friends of Mrs. Grow will regret to learn of her death which occurred at her home in Richmond, Mo., Jan. 4, 1897. Paralysis caused her death. We clipped the following from the Richmond Ray Co. Republican of Jan. 7, 1897.
     “Mrs. Anna Grow (nee Jones) wife of J.K. grow, of this city, was born in Wales Dec. 7, 1829, and with her parents came to this country at the age of twelve years, settling in Pittsburg, Pa. She was married June 22, 1846, to Jas. K. Grow; to their union was born twelve children, of which seven survive her, also her husband. She was sixty seven years old at her death. She had always been an active and industrious woman, and in her latter days her greatest desire was to make home pleasant. She was a Christian lady with full membership in the M. E. Church in this city, a good neighbor, and a woman of more than ordinary intellectual strength and great executive ability and a believer in discipline and method.”
     She was kind and charitable, scorning meanness, despising shame, but with a warm heart and full hand for all that was deserving. She was indeed a helpmate, a stay and comfort to him with whom she journeyed through 50 years of life. Funeral services was held at the family residence Wednesday, Jan. 6, Rev. Wm. McMurry officiating, interment in the city cemetery. Deceased leaves besides her gamily a sister, Mrs. Jon. E. Edwards, of Peniel, and Messrs. D.W. and S. J. James, of Jackson Co. She with her husband formerly resided at Thurman and also Centerpoint for several years, but for the past sixteen years in Richmond, Mo.

Gallipolis Journal
February 10, 1896
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Grube, Caroline

Mrs. Grube Dead

Fine Old Lady Passed Away at Patriot, Aged Eighty-one

     Mrs. Caroline Grube, mother of Mr. Henry Grube, died Thursday morning, March 4, 1920 at the home of her son, Mr. Carl E. Grube, of Patriot, O. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
     Mrs. Grube was born in Hanover, Germany, March 11, 1839 and was therefore 81 years of age. She
was the mother of twelve children, nine of whom are living. Mr. Grube died Feb. 25, 1895. The children who survive their mother are Mrs. Augustus Lehman, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Mrs. Claus Stefens, of Colecamp, Mo., Mrs. Marcus W. Payne of Columbus, O., Wm. F. Grube of Independence, Mo., August Grube, of Blue Springs, Mo., Ernest A. Grube of Ashville, Ohio, Robert Grube, Patriot, O., Carl F. Grube, Patriot, O., and Henry E. Grube, of this city.
     Mrs. Grube was a fine Christian lady, full of patriotism and known for her many good deeds. She raised a fine family and was devoted to them. Her death is greatly regretted by all who knew her.
     Mrs. Grube had for many years been a member of the German Lutheran Church of Patriot, from where the funeral will occur. The burial will be at the church cemetery in charge of undertaker Myers.

[Note by HE, her tombstone shows her to have been the wife of August and they are buried in German-Ridge Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 4, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Grube, Henry C.

     Henry C. Grube, 90, Croton, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon at his residence. Born March 12, 1893 in Gallipolis, son of the late Henry and Caroline Byers Grube, he was a retired farmer and member of Croton United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Lucille Carter Grube; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Mary) Schaal of College Station, Texas; three sons, Charles H. and David E. both of Croton and Garland C. of Johnstown; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, a daughter, five sisters and four brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Crouise & Son Chapel, Johnstown, with Rev. George R. Copus officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester. Friends may call at the chapel from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and then 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: died June 2, 1983]

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

Grube, Henry Ernest

News of H. E. Grube's Death Comes As Shock
Well Known Grocer Subject to Heart Attacks
Funeral Will Be Friday

     News of the death of Henry E. Grube, Tuesday afternoon came as a great shock to the whole city where he had been prominently identified in business circles over a long period of years. Mr. Grube, who was 58 years old, was a life long resident of Gallia County, coming to Gallipolis at the age of 17, and for twenty years he had been in his present location as a leading grocer. Always of a pleasant and affable disposition he was known to a large number of people both in the city and throughout the county. He had been in poor health for the last two years and worried greatly over heart attacks which he had which were becoming more frequent.
     Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Stanley Roush and a little grand daughter, Emma Jane Roush, and the following brothers and sisters: Will of Independence, Mo., Gus of Lou Springs, Mo., Mrs. August Lehman, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs Claude Steffans, Cold Comp, Mo., Mrs. Marcus Payne and Ernest Grube of Columbus, Carl and Robert Grube of Patriot.
     The funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at his late home by Rev. Pilcher, of the Lutheran church, Pomeroy. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: B. Feb 27, 1869 - D. Oct 25, 1927]

Galipolis Daily Tribune
Oct 26, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Grube, Kenneth E.

     Kenneth E. Grube, 57, Rt. 1, Scottown, died Monday at his residence of a sudden illness. Born June 22, 1929, in Gallia County, son of the late Millard and Elva Martin Grube of Rt. 1, Patriot, he was raised in the Gallia-Patriot area, was a 1947 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, was a veteran of the Korean War and was employed as a farmer.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Mae Myers Grube, in March 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Lynn Hively of Rt. 1, Scottown; five sons, Carroll Lyndall Grube and Carl Lyndon Grube, both of Columbus, and Glen Kevin Grube, Gayland Keith Grube and Gary Lamar Grube, all at home; three brothers, Marcus Grube of Columbus, Merrill Grube of Anacortes, Was., and Tom Grube of Gallipolis; a sister, Wanda Fillinger of Patriot; father and mother-in-law, Berkley and Edith Myers of Rt. 1, Scottown; and four grandchildren, all in the Lecta area.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. David Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Grube Cemetery, next to Okey Chapel Church, near Lecta. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

[Note: Grube Cemetery is in Lawrence County. Photo of tombstone on findagrave]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Gruby, Frederick

    Mr. Frederick Gruby died last Friday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Fredrika Miller, in Walnut Township, aged 83 years. He had been confined to his bed for about one month, but had been failing for year or more. His wife and six children survive him, and three brothers and three sistersAugust and Henry Gruby, of this county, and William Gruby, of Missouri, and Mrs. Henry xetry [name unclear in original], of this city, Mrs. Fred. Miller, of Patriot, and another sister living at Pittsburgh. Mr. Gruby was buried in the family burying ground in Walnut Township, Sunday afternoon. He was an honest, upright, and industrious German, well known and respected.

[Note: Buried as Cristian Frederich Grube in the German Ridge Cemetery in Walnut Township. The date of death on the tombstone appears to be 1886.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 4, 1896
Transcribed by Pamela L. Smith

Grucho, Paul

Graveside Services Set Sunday for P. Grucho
     GALLIPOLIS - Graveside services will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Brush Church Cemetery for Paul Grucho, 64, Vinton Route 2. Rev. Sammy Griffith will officiate with interment by McCoy funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 22, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Gruler, Joseph

Death of Joseph Gruler
 Mr. Joe Gruler, living on a 14 acre farm, near town adjoining his brother-in-law Mr. Burkhardt, died rather suddenly this morning.  He had been ill for a long time with Bright’s disease and this morning got up about 2 o’clock and sat by the stove, went back to bed and died at 7 a. m. June 29, 1901. His wife had been dead 7 years and he and his three sons lived at home together. The three sons were employe[e}s of the furniture factory, though since their father had become worse, Henry had been staying at home and caring for him. He was born in Germany and came to this country when 23 with his sister, who became Mrs. Burkhardt, but who is also dead.
     He was a powder-maker in the old country, settled in New York and became a carpenter, came here 40 years ago, and was one of the late W. H. Langley’s most valued employe[e]s at the mill. Wetherholt has charge of the burial, which will be Monday or Tuesday at the Pine street cemetery. He was a Catholic and the Priest will be here from Minerton, to take charge of the religious services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, June 29, 1901
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Guinn, Robert J

     Robert J. Guinn died at his residence near the village of Porter, in Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, on the 9th day of September, 1883, at the age of 68 years and 17 days. Mr. Guinn was born near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, on the 23rd day of August, 1815.
     His mother died when he was about one week old, leaving him almost entirely upon the charities of the world. At the age of 12 years, he commenced to learn the tailor's trade at Staunton; served an apprenticeship of 8 years. After completing his trade he worked at various places in Virginia for about two years. In the year 1837, he came to Porter and went to work at his trade and on the 11th day of January, 1838, he was married to Miss Mary Morehouse, who still survives him.
     Mr. Guinn has been a resident of Gallia County for more than forty-five years. He was a good, honest, kind hearted man and a man without an enemy. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Porter, in the winter of 1879. In August, 1880, he was accidentally thrown out of a wagon, receiving severe injuries from which he never fully recovered; his sudden death, however, was a very unexpected one.
     He was here in Porter on Thursday, the 6th, seemingly in good health and talking over his arrangements for winter; the next day he took sick and on the following Sunday morning at 20 minutes before 1 o'clock, he died.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H.R. Howe, on Monday, Sept. 10th. Said services were attended by a large and sympathetic audience. The burial took place at the Long Graveyard.
The deceased leaves a wife and 11 children to mourn his departure.

Farewell Father, thou art gone,
Gone to return no more,
Calmly gliding o'er a summer sea
While we're left prodding on the shore.


(Gallipolis Journal and Meigs County Bee will please copy.)

[Note: Cemetery is Fairview (Long)]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept. 18, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Guinther, Leota A. [Fadeley]

Leota A. Guinther
     Leota Ann Gunither, 62, of 1604 Chatham Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. She is a retired 32 year employee of Gallipolis Development Center.
     Born Dec. 19, 1924 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Lee Walker and Grace Roush Fadeley.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Guinther, in 1981.Surviving are one daughter, Mary Lee Stephens of Gallipolis; two sons, William D. Davis and L.A. Guinther, both of Gallipolis; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.She was a member of the Gallipolis Emblem Club and the Women of the Moose.
     Services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial follows in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

[Note: died November 13, 1987]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Gusler, Anna

Suicide of Anna Gusler
     Mr. John Gusler, of Crown City, has ordered the remains of his daughter, Anna Gusler who died last Friday night at Cincinnati, sent home by Adams Express. She suicided, while chambermaid of the Stross hotel, by taking carbolic acid. It was noticed that she was despondent Friday, it being attributed to the supposition that she and husband were not living together, though it was not known here that she was married. Her door was found locked and on being forced open, she was found writhing in agony, upon the bed, she dying shortly after Friday night.
     She left a note requesting that her remains be sent to Huntington where she had lived near a year going to Cincinnati about the first of December. She left home about a year before going there, though she had been home on a visit several times. She was aged 22.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 21, 1902

Miss Gusler’s Remains
     The remains of Miss Anna Gusler arrived by H. V. train last night, and were put in her father’s farm wagon and he and son started on their gloomy journey home to Crown City, in a blinding snowstorm 20 miles. He expected to arrive at 2 o’clock this morning. H. L. Cadot of the Adams Express and other friends furnished him with everything possible and he was the recipient of many kindly attentions to make them comfortable. But with all of it, it was a sad case.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 22, 1902

Gusler, Anna

     Miss Anna Gusler, the 19 year old daughter of Mr. John Gusler, residing near Crown City, committed suicide by taking carbolic acid last Friday at the Stross hotel in Cincinnati. The remains were brought to this city Tuesday evening by express and conveyed to her late home by her father and brother. Miss Gusler was formerly employed in the C. & O. dining room at Huntington, W. Va., from which place she went to Cincinnati. It is said that Miss Gusler became enamored with a young man in Huntington, and disappointment in love caused her to take her own life.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 24, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Gussler, John

John Gussler Suicides
Aged Shoe Cobbler Ends Life Thursday Morning With Pistol
     John Gussler, aged eighty-four years, shot himself at his home on Grape street some time after seven o’clock (this) Thursday morning. He came here years ago from near Crown City. His only relative near Gallipolis is a mute son who lives at the Infirmary, and a grand-daughter at the home of Dr. Ella Lupton.
The last person to see Mr. Gussler was Mrs. Charles Broyles who took a shoe to him for repair about half past seven this morning. Mr. Gussler told her he could not do the work as he was feeling very badly.
He had suffered severely during recent years with ill health and has gotten about only with the aid of crutches. His wife died about seven years ago.
     His daughter, Mrs. Stearn, was here a week ago on her way to New York from Detroit. Friends believe he was suffering severely and in a moment of despondency decided to end all. The body was taken in charge by undertaker George Wetherholt. Mr. Gussler shot himself with a revolver the bullet entering his head back of the left ear.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 18, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Gussler, John

Funeral of John Gussler
     The funeral of the late Mr. John Gussler took place at the G. J. Wetherholt Undertaking quarters this Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The burial was at the Pine Street cemetery, Rev. Peirce officiating. Mr. Gussler had many friends who regretted to hear of his tragic death by his own hand.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 20, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Gussler, John

Aged Shoe Maker Ended Life by Shooting
     Aged, crippled, in poor health and despondent, John Gussler, 84, a shoe cobbler residing on Grape street in this city, took his own life on Thursday morning of last week by firing a bullet into his brain. Mr. Gussler had been hopelessly crippled for years, able only to get about with difficulty on crutches, and eked out a precarious living by repairing shoes.
     He spent last winter at the County Farm, and supported himself during the summer. The deceased moved to Gallipolis a number of years ago from near Crown City. His wife died seven years ago.

[Note: Born in 1837 and died August 18, 1921. Buried in Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt on August 20, 1921]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, August 25, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Guthrie, Almira D. [Dunham]

Death of Mrs. Guthrie
     Mrs. Almira D. Guthrie of Cheshire, was born November 20, 1815, and died August 22d, 1896. She was united in marriage to C. L. Guthrie in 1837. He preceded her to the better land in 1892. Five children were the fruit of their marriage. The daughters died 1 year and 14 years respectively, Charles A., Amos D., and Milo L. Guthrie survive her.
     Her funeral services were held at her late home Sunday at 2 p.m. Mrs. Guthrie was a noble old lady that everyone liked.

[Note: Nov. 20, 1812 – Aug. 22, 1896; She was the daughter of Amos & Laura M. Guthrie Dunham. She was married to Charles Lysander Guthrie.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Monday, August 24, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Guthrie, Amos Dunham

Fall on Ice Proves Fatal to Aged Man
Amos D. Guthrie Had Planned to Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary Monday
    Less than a week before he planned to celebrate his golden wedding anniversary, Amos Dunham Guthrie, aged 75, died Tuesday morning at his home, 151 West Ninth avenue, as a result of injuries sustained a week ago Saturday night when he slipped and fell on the ice in front of his home. He had been unconscious since the time of the accident. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie was planning to celebrate the golden wedding on Monday, Feb. 11.
     Mr. Guthrie was born June 18, 1848 in Cheshire, Gallia county. In 1900 he became an accountant at the Boys’ Industrial School, Lancaster, where he remained until the fall of 1914 when he retired and came to Columbus to live. He was a Mason, belonging to the Pomeroy, Ohio Commandery, Knights Templar and the Blue Lodge at Cheshire.
     He leaves his widow, Mrs. Lavin Guthrie, a brother, Milo Guthrie of Cheshire, Ohio and two grandchildren, Miss Geneva Guthrie and Mrs. Evan Shipley. A nephew, Curtis Guthrie, assistant cashier at the Buckeye State Building & Loan Co. also survives.
     The body will be taken to Cheshire where funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at 2 o’clock Thursday. The Shaw-Davis Co. will be in charge of the funeral.

Undated newspaper article – Probably from Columbus Dispatch
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

[Note – Amos died 2/5/1924 – son of Charles Lysander Guthrie & Almira Dunham & husband of Louvina Savilla Mauck daughter of Daniel Mauck & Mary Rothgeb]

Guthrie, Belinda G.

     Mrs. Guthrie, widow of the late James H. Guthrie, and a most estimable lady, died at her home at Swan Creek, Wednesday evening,after a short illmess with pneumonia.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Brill, Thursday, interment following at Swan Creek Chapel, by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 1, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Guthrie, Carrie Leona [Black]

Mrs. Guthrie, Widow Of River Pilot, Dies
     Mrs. William Guthrie, 62, widow of Capt. Guthrie, a well known river man, died at the home of son, Sam P. Guthrie in Elizabeth, Pa., Sunday. Mrs. Guthrie was the former Carrie Leona Black of Gallipolis Ferry.
     In addition to the son, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Caufman of Henderson, W. Va., and the following brothers and sisters: WAC Capt. Camille Swigert, wife of Marcus Swigert, formerly of Gallipolis, but now in San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. Lee Wallace of Reedsville, Mrs. K. H. Hogsett, Hogsett, W. Va., Mrs. Vandale Wallace, Apple Grove, W. Va., Mrs. Kerr Blaine, Southside, W. Va., Harry Black, Apple Grove, A. F. Black, Ashton, W. Va., A. H. Black of Marmet, W. Va., D. H. and Frank M. Black of Huntington, and Stanley J. Black of Lesage, W. Va.
     The body will be brought to Point Pleasant this afternoon at 4:15 and will be taken to the Franklin Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of the family this afternoon.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “2-14 or 19-1950” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1950 Gallipolis or Point Pleasant) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Guthrie file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page

Guthrie, Dr. Charles L.

Suicide of Dr. Chas. Guthrie Startles City
Retired As Dentist Here Several Years Ago Because Health Was Failing
     Finding of the body of Dr. Charles L. Guthrie, with a bullet hole in the right temple and his pistol at his feet, gave Gallipolis such a shock as it had not experienced in many a day. However, some of his intimates feared that he had ended his life when it was learned that he had not spent the night in his room at the home of Mrs. Ethel Shaw at 321 Fourth ave. Quietly a search was begun; and Mrs. Shaw, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Maddy, went down as far as Swan Creek, thinking he might have visited the scenes of his childhood.

Found by Boatman
     Leon Jeffers, who found the body, knew nothing about the quest or the identity of the corpse he reported to be lying partly submerged at the river's edge, straight down from the steps opposite the central entrance to the Park. Jeffers' discovery was made as he alighted from a boat he had brought to that point from his home on the other side of the river. This was shortly before 3 o'clock. By that time The Tribune had gone to press and many bundles of papers had been dispatched to subscribers in different directions. But the essential facts of the shocking tragedy appeared in the greater part of yesterday's edition
     Dr. Guthrie had been in poor health and at frequent periods seemed lonely and gloomy. His loneliness was doubtless accentuated by his disinclination to accept the numerous invitations he received from kinfolk and friends to visit them. Wednesday night at the Shaw home Dr. Guthrie seemed to be in rather good spirits, it is said. About 11 o'clock he went to his...[lines missing] Hours later, having failed to appear, Mrs. Shaw went to his room and found it vacant and the bed covers undisturbed.
After that, a search was started and a telegram was sent to Dr. Guthrie;s only daughter, Charlotte, wife of Edward A. Ewing of Cleveland. She was on her way here before the body was found. She and Mr. Ewing arrived at noon today.
     Dr. W. Lewis Brown, coroner and others who went to the river's edge were quickly convinced it was a suicide case. The body lay face up, with the face and chest above the surface. Most of the body and feet were submerged, as was a 32 calibore pearl-handled Smith & Wesson pistol. It was fully loaded except for the one empty shell. In the pockets were found more cartridges, his watch still running, and an identification card bearing instructions to notify his daughter or Dr. W. E. Howell in case of accident. The bullet had entered near the right temple and came out at the top of the head. Whatever blood had oozed out had disappeared in the waves that rippled past his head. Some surmised that Dr. Guthrie had stepped into the water before he fired his pistol in the expectations death would come from drowning if the shooting were not fatal.
     Soon the body was removed to Hayward's mortuary. No one has reported seeing Dr. Guthrie after 11 o'clock Wednesday night, nor of hearing a shot fired on the river.
     Last evening word came from Mr. and Mrs. Ewing that they would spend the night in Zanesville. Fog is believed to have delayed their start down the Muskingum Valley this morning.
     Dr. Guthrie was born in Indiana 69 years ago and was the son of Edward and Frances Riggs Guthrie. His parents dying when he was quite young, he was reared in the home of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morton of Swan Creek
     On Nov. 28, 1900, Dr. Guthrie married Frances M. Hannan, daughter of James Monroe Hannan and Lucy Guthrie Hannan and a native of Swan Creek. (There was no known kinship between her mother's and her husband's families.) At the time Dr. Guthrie was practicing dentistry in Cleveland and they made their home in that city and they moved here in June, 1930. Mrs. Guthrie died here July 6, 1933, and a few years later Dr. Guthrie closed his office and announces his retirement.

[Note: This obituary is not complete. Dates 1870 - 1938 from tombstone]

Gallipolis Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Funeral 2 [pm] Sunday
     Funeral services for Dr. C. L. Guthrie will be conducted by Rev. L. W. Gishler at 2 o'clock Sunday at the house of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Maddy on Second below Grape. (Mrs. Maddy is a niece of the decedent).
Interment will be made at Swan Creek by Hayward. The casket will be opened before the service.

Guthrie, Charles Lysander

     Died, Feb. 24, 1892, in the village of Cheshire, at 11 o’clock A. M., Mr. C. L. Guthrie, in his 86th year. Mr. Guthrie was born at Newbury, Washington Co., in the year 1806. But when yet quite a young man he came to and located at what was then known as Eight Mile Island, and laid out the town of Cheshire, and was for many years the leading merchant of the place. He also built the Cheshire mill, now owned by H. Resener & Co. He was a devoted christian, and for many years he was the faithful steward of his [sic], the M. E. Church, of the Cheshire Circuit. 
     The funeral took place Friday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 o’clock, P. M., Rev. P. Henry, of Eureka, officiating.  A very large audience was present, after which the remains were interred at Gravel Hill Cemetery. He leaves an aged wife, three sons and several grandchildren to mourn for him.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday March 02, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Guthrie, Charles Wesley

Chas. Guthrie, Actor, Is Dead
     Charles Wesley Guthrie, who spent his boyhood and young manhood here and later attained success as a stage and screen actor, died yesterday at his home in Washington, D.C. The high point of his stage career was the role of the rabbi in “Abie's Irish Rose.” Before that a road show in which he had a leading part played at the local theatre. That was more than 25 years ago. He was a strikingly handsome boy and man.
     Charles W. was the oldest child of Dr. W. B. and Salina Brown Guthrie and was born in Hartford, W. Va., 68 years ago. The family came here when he was small and their last home is now in the home of Loren Stone and family at Third and Cedar.
     Decedent is survived by one brother, Will Guthrie of New York, and a sister, Mrs. Pete Pritchett of Washington.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “June 30, 1939” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. June or July 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Guthrie file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Guthrie, D. Quinn

     Died, in Ohio Township, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1863, Mr. D. Quinn Guthrie, of the firm of J. H. & D. Q. Guthrie, aged about 50 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 17, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Guthrie, Edward Augustus

     Drowned, in the Ohio river, on the 15th of June 1864, Edward Augustus Guthrie, son of Jas. H.Guthrie, aged 13 years, six months, and one day.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 23, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Guthrie, Edward Harvey

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Arethusa Temple, No. 183, I.O.G.T.
     At a regular meeting of this Temple held on the evening of January 30th, 1864, a committee was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of this Temple on our late bereavement, in the death of our brother, Prof. E. H. Guthrie, in pursuance of which the committee have submitted the following, for publication, which are approved:
     W. J. Bawden, W. C. T.; W. S. Eversole, W.R.S., pro tem

Whereas, the fiat of omnipotence that has "appointed unto man to die," spares neither age nor condition in life, and in the manifestation of this All-wise, though inscrutable Providence, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our Temple one of its firmest pillars and brightest ornaments, in the person of Prof. Edward Harvey Guthrie, therefore;
Resolved, 1st That in the shadow of this dark dispensation we would still look upward for the 'smiling face,' thankful that the void he has left us as a Templar, a teacher, a citizen and a friend though so much wider than we thought, is full of pleasant memories, and the example he has left us for imitation is made up of the kindly deeds of Charity and Royal Virtue that not only illumine our pathway; but have prepared him for that higher degree, the usher to whose glorious mysteries is the grim King of Terrors.
Resolved, 2nd That his most fitting eulogy is in our devotion to the principles of Temperance and unassuming goodness, that in his life and his death he has taught us, and that we again drape our hall in mourning as a symbol of the dark vail [sic] that has fallen upon our Temple and order.
Resolved 3rd That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of the deceased as an expression of sympathy with their deeper sorrow, and that they be published in the Athens Messenger and the Gallipolis Journal.
      J. Van Law, W. A. Thomas, Cyrus Rose

The Gallipolis Journal
February 11, 1864

Guthrie, Edward H.
     Died, at the Brown House, Athens, O., Jan. 29, 1864, Edward H. Guthrie, in the 31st year of his age. After all marks of respects had been paid to his remains by the Professors and students of the College, they were brought to his father, T. Guthrie. On the second of February, they were taken to Clay Chapel, where a sermon was preached by the Rev. W. J. Griffith to a large congregation of sorrowing relations and sympathizing friends. None knew him but to love him. He died in peace with God and man. A.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 18, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Guthrie, Frances [Hannan]

     Mrs. Frances Hannan Guthrie, wife of Dr. C. E. Guthrie, died at her home on Fourth avenue Thursday evening about 6 o'clock following a cerebral hemorrhage. Sick less than twenty four hours, Mrs. Guthrie's death came as a shock not alone to her family but to a host of friends who did not know of her illness.
Mrs. Guthrie was born at Swan Creek August 18, 1878 the daughter of Monroe and Lucy Hannan. Nov 28, 1900 she was married to Dr. Guthrie, of Cleveland, where they lived until June of 1930 when they came to Gallipolis to reside.
     Both Mrs. Guthrie and her husband were brought up at Swan Creek and they were happy upon returning to the county and since coming to Gallipolis have thoroughly enjoyed being with old friends as well as making new ones, of whom they have many.
     In addition to the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Ewing, of Cleveland, and a grand daughter, Barbara Ewing, for whose future Mrs. Guthrie was unceasingly and untiringly planning surivive. Mrs. Ewing and little daughter had just returned home Wednesday of last week from a month's visit with her parents. One sister, Mrs. Frank Mills, of Swan Creek, also survives.
     During her long residence in Cleveland Mrs. Guthrie made a wide circle of friends. She was active in club work, helping to organize the Critique club, in which she remained active until leaving there. She was also a member of French Colony Chapter D.A.R., her membership in this organization coming through her ancestors whose history is interwoven with the history of the lower part of this county and of that part of West Virginia opposite Swan Creek. But Mrs. Guthrie's greatest joy was in the service of her family and her church, having been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church since girlhood. Although a member of the church she did her greatest good quietly and unobtrusively by her daily life, living close to the Master and passing her example on to all she knew.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church by Rev. H. H. Wilbur. Burial will be in the family plot in the Swan Creek cemetery by W. N. Hayward.

[Note: Tombstone gives death date as 1933]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Guthrie, Hannah

Obituary:  Died...
     In Clay township, June 29th 1862, Hannah, wife of Truman Guthrie, in the sixty-second year of her age. The deceased has been for thirty-two years an acceptable member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was a consistent Christian, a kind neighbor, a true friend, an affectionate wife, and a devoted mother.  Her heart and hand was ever open to the wants and woes of those around her; the needy never asked aid, nor the afflicted sympathy, in vain.  During her last sickness, which was painful and protracted, she was patient and resigned, and when she passed away it was with a full consciousness of her work being done, and well done, and a bright hope of a blissful  immortality.

Gallipolis Journal
3 July, 1862
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Guthrie, Harlen Barlow

H. B. Guthrie, WWI Veteran, Dead At 70
     Harlen B. Guthrie, 70, a veteran of World War I and a resident of Kerr died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday [Sept. 18, 1962] in the Huntington Veterans Hospital. He had been a patient there for four days. Mr. Guthrie served overseas during the war and fought in the battle of Argonne Forest.
     He was born at Kerr on Sept. 5, 1892, the son of the late William Lee and Missouri Terry Guthrie. He spent his early days in this county, and for a number of years was employed by a coal and ice firm in Springfield.
Mr. Guthrie never married. He was one of nine children. Three brothers and four sisters who survive are Lawrence and Terry Guthrie of Columbus, Thomas Guthrie of Kerr, Mrs. William (Lullie) Miller and Miss Celia Guthrie, both of Columbus, Mrs. Edwin (Kathy) Mayo and Mrs. Jerome (Lenora) Smith, both of Kerr.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Providence Baptist church on Buck Ridge. Rev Isaac Tubbs of Portsmouth will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Lafayette Post, American Legion will conduct military rites. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Guthrie, Ina Estelle [Smith]

     Ina Estelle Guthrie, 89, 725 Third Ave., died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home. Born Oct. 15, 1887, in Springfield Twp., Gallia County, to the late John and Martha Carter Smith, she married Stanley Guthrie who preceded her in death in 1962.
     She is survived by two brothers, Glen, Kerr, and Hollis, Columbus and one sister, Mrs. John (Sadie) Casey. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Several nieces and nephews survive.
She resided at Wyoming, Ohio near Cincinnati for over 50 years and had resided in Gallipolis since December, 1975. A member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Lockland, Ohio, she also belonged to the Missionary Circle of Paint Creek Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paint Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Elbert McGhee officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to services. Pallbearers for the funeral of Ina Guthrie will be Glenn Smith, Jr., Arthur Casey, Edward Anderson, Robert Smith, Harold Garnes and James Morgan.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 4, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Guthrie, Julia [Hawkins]

Mrs. Guthrie Dies At Home
     Mrs. Julia M. Guthrie, wife of Howard H. Guthrie, Upper River Rd., passed away at 2:10 a.m. today at her home. A native of Rt. l, Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of Robert S. and Fannie Rayburn Hawkins, and she married Guthrie Sept. 17, 1902, at Point Pleasant. For 33 years prior to 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie lived in the TNT plant area of Mason County. In 1942 they moved to Beechwood Farm, .25 of a mile above the Silver Bridge. Her widower; a son, Robert C. Guthrie, at home; a sister, Mrs. F. E. Windom; a brother, M. C. Hawkins, Huntington, survive.
     Mrs. Guthrie was a member of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and its auxiliary, the Sunshine Class, and Women's Club at Point Pleasant. Final rites will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Franklin Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, the Rev. John Largent, pastor of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.

[Note: From death certificate her middle name was Mazilla; date of birth February 27, 1879 and date of death March 11, 1952.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1952, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Guthrie file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page

Guthrie, Mary A.

     Died, at her father's residence, in Gallia Co., O., April 24th, in the 17th year of her age, Mary A., youngest daughter of Mr. Augustus Guthrie. Her illness lasted three weeks, when she passed to her home in the skies. Mary was loved by all, and died lamented by all.

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

Guthrie, Melissa Adelaide

     DIED - In Clay township, on the 6th inst., Melissa Adelaide, third daughter of Truman and Hannah Guthrie, aged 14 years and 6 months. She's gone to pluck bright blooms above, That grow in Eden bowers, Hard by a throne of heavenly love, Those fair and fadeless flowers.---G.

[Note: The age given in the cemetery entry (11 y 6m 12d) is different. This, of course, may be due to the difficulty of reading inscriptions from old tombstones.]

The Gallipolis Journal
August 15, 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Guthrie, Nancy

     Mrs. Nancy Guthrie, wife of William Guthrie, departed this life Jan. 8, 1919. She leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband, six sons and one daughter, Richard of Columbus, William Leroy and Henry of Kerrs, Lafayette and Jerry of Cincinnati, Mrs. T. L. Lee of Fostoria and Alfred of Owensboro, KY, together with 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of Providence Church and lived a true Christian and we have lost a loving wife and devoted mother. For 70 long years she and her dear companion tread this life's pathway together and she laid her head upon his arm and fell asleep in Jesus as a child sleeps peacefully upon its Mother's breast..
     The funeral was conducted at Providence Church by Rev. I.V. Bryant and six of her grandsons were her pallbearers.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1838 VA; died Jan. 8, 1919; 81 years of age. Colored. Parents unknown. Burial Providence Bapt. Cemetery in Springfield Twp.

Gallia Times
Jan. 29, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Guthrie, Richard

Colored Resident of Kerr’s Dies
     Richard Guthrie, 76, highly respected colored citizen of Kerr’s station, died Wednesday morning of influenza and pneumonia. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 2, 1929

Richard Guthrie Funeral Friday
     Funeral services were held Friday for Richard Guthrie, 76, colored citizen of Kerr’s station who died Wednesday at the home of his brother, Lee Guthrie of Buck Ridge. The funeral was in charge of Rev. James Farris. Burial was in the church cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 4, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Guthrie, Roy Wayland

     The sad news of the death of Roy Wayland Guthrie which occurred at the home of his aunt, Mrs. W. C. Bennett, Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock, came as a great shock to his many friends. He came here from Newark several weeks ago in falling health, but to the last his friends had hope for his recovery, and, he himself, was hopeful.
     Roy, as we all knew, was a most excellent young man, industrious and upright.
     He was born on March 3, 1879, at Cheshire, Ohio, and with his parents came to Middleport in February 1883, where he grew to manhood. He united with the M. E. church and was a great worker in the Epworth League Society. He received his education in our public schools, graduating with class honors.
     He made railroading his choice for employment and worked on the Hocking Valley, B. & O. and Z. & W. roads, but at the time his health began failing him he was running an engine on the Z. & W. between Columbus and Zanesville. Though young in years, he had attained the position as engineer.
     He was promoted to engineer in January, 1903, and when examined received a grade of 98 per cent, the best of any young man who had been examined for months. Mr. Engler, the examiner, had always known him and naturally felt proud of him, and complimented him highly upon receiving so high a grade. He just lacked 2 per cent. of being perfect.
     He was married June 25, 1899 to Miss Margaret Cassidy of Newark, Ohio, who with two little daughters survives him.
     The funeral occurred at the home of his uncle, W. C. Bennett, at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday, Rev. E. N. Long of the Baptist church officiating. Interment in Cheshire cemetery.
     The floral pieces were fine and the pall-bearers were six of his life long companions. They were: Henry Swift, Bruce Hobert, Fred Radford, Edward Giboney, Fred Shiflet and Carl Hoffman.

[Note – son of Amos Dunham Guthrie & Louvina Savilla Mauck]

The Republican of Middleport OH
Oct 2, 1903
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Guthrie, Sarah Ann [Smith]

Brought Here For Burial
     Mrs. Frank Guthrie, formerly a resident of Kanauga, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Kellar at Fayetteville last week, was brought to the family cemetery at Kanauga Monday.

[Note: April 1, 1840 – May 26, 1918; Age 78 yrs. She is buried in Guthrie Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Tuesday, May 28, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Guthrie, Sidney

     Sidney Guthrie of Gallia county, is supposed to have committed suicide on the 14th, as his body was found near his home, lodged on a snag in the Ohio.

Portsmouth-Times. Pg 3
Aug 24, 1872
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely

Guthrie, Wayman

Wayman Guthrie, 49, To Be Buried Here
     The body of Wayman Guthrie, 49, who died Friday at his home, 1987-½ Parsons avenue, Columbus, was to be shipped here or to Kerr today for burial. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Guthrie; mother, Mrs. Florence Cordell; two brothers, Stanley and Zennan Guthrie; four sisters, Mrs. Glenna Manley, Mrs. Iza Smith, Mrs. Nellie Winston and Miss Anasteen Guthrie. Wayman is the son of the late Jack Guthrie, whose widow married George Cordell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 30, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Guthrie, Wesley H.

     GUTHRIE--At his mother's residence in Cheshire, Ohio, on Monday, May 21, 1886, of enlargement of the heart, Wesley H. GUTHRIE, son of the late James M. Guthrie, aged 20 years 8 months and 29 days.
      He had been for some time away from home working at Marion, Ohio, and returned about three weeks ago----to die. Wesley was widely known to the people of our midst, having grown to manhood here, and bore a reputation for truthfulness, integrity and energy, second to no young man of our
acquaintance. Yet with all these qualities, and with high hopes and aspirations incident to one just fairly embarked upon Life's Great Ocean; blessed by the sacred ties of mother, sister and brothers, and surrounded by a host of kind and sympathizing friends, he was compelled to yield to the fell destroyer--death.
     His funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. T. E. Peden, and his remains were interred at Gravel Hill Cemetery with every tribute of respect that could be shown by loving friends.

        "Morning spread over earth her rosy wings, And that meek sufferer, cold and
        ivory pale, Lay on his couch asleep. The gentle air Came through the open
        window, freighted with the savory odors of the early spring; He breathed it not;
        the laugh of passers-by Jarred like a discord in some mournful tune,
        But awakened not his slumber. He was dead."

Gallipolis Journal
June 02, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann
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Guy, Augustus R. G.

Death of Prof. A. R. G. Guy
     The death of Prof. Augustus R. G. Guy removes from this life a most brilliant character in the local educational circles, and the sad event was heard with expressions of sincere sorrow and sympathy. He was a man of rare [unreadable] was studious, industrious and deeply impressed with his educational pursuits. He was principal of Lincoln school, in which capacity he served for six consecutive years.
     Deceased was born at Zanesville, O., September, 1851. He was a son of the late Andrew Guy and begin teaching about eighteen years of age, after completing his education and graduating from the Marietta College. Prior to his coming here in '91 Prof. Guy served as principal of the colored schools at Lancaster, Ironton, Ashland, Ky., and Evansville, Ind. His health had been impaired since the first of the year when he contracted a cold which he was never able to conquer.
     The first of January he was called to Columbus on some Lodge business and they the symptoms of fever with hemorrhage of the bowels, the latter being the immediate cause of his death, first manifested themselves, returning home Jan. 19 quite ill. Within twenty-four hours after his return home the fever was so intense that he became delirious and remained so until his death ended his sufferings. At times his condition was encouraging, but Thursday there was a perceptible change for the worse and the attending physician was called and a consultation held. At 7 o'clock Friday morning he passed away. His death occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Washington on Third street with him he made his home. He leaves two sisters and a brother, [unreadable] Mrs. Lot, of Cairo, Ill.; Mrs. Lucy Jackson, of Chester Hill, and Charles W. Guy, of Zanesville. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows and Mutual Aid Society. Hayward & Son prepared the remains for burial and expressed them to Zanesville Saturday morning, for burial occurred Sunday.

Gallipolis Journal
February 9, 1897
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Guy, Jasper

     Mr. Jasper Guy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Guy, of Addison, died of consumpton at six o'clock last Fiday morning, aged 22 years. The funeral services were conducted at Kyger. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the community is their great bereavement.

[Note: born 1879 Poplar Ridge Cheshire]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 14, 1902 Vol. XXXV No. 16
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Guinn, Elizabeth [Rife]

Death of Mrs. Guinn
     News was received here last evening of the death of Mrs. Tom Guinn at the home of her son James Guinn’s at Bulaville. Death occurred Friday evening at five o’clock after a weeks illness of pneumonia.
She went out to make a short visit and was taken so ill that she was not able to be brought to her own home on Pine Street and her death was quite a shock to her near relatives and many friends in Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Guinn was a very estimable lady and had a host of friends. She was about 71 years old and leaves a husband and son James of Bulaville and daughters, Mrs. Oris Mink and Mrs. Rife and several grandchildren.
Burial will be at two o’clock Sunday afternoon at Bulaville.

[Note: Buried as Elizabeth Rife Guyn in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 29, 1911
Transcribed by J. Farley

Guyn, Elizabeth [Rife]

Mrs. Guyn Dead
     Elizabeth Rife was born March 27, 1840 and died at the home of her son, J.L. Guyn, near the scenes of her childhood days, April 22, 1911, aged 71 years, 1 month and 1 day. She was the daughter of the late Ex-sheriff Aaron and Mary J. Rife.
     She was united in marriage with T.C. Guyn October 23, 1863. To this union one son, J.L. Guyn, was born, who with the husband and three grandchildren survive her. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by three brothers, John R. of Huntington, W.Va., Simson of Barboursville, W.Va., and Daniel W. of this county. Early in life she united with the Bulaville Church and on October 8, 1965 she united with Champaign Baptist Church.
     She has been feeble in health for some time, but was not considered dangerously ill until a short time ago, when she had an attack of pneumonia and when she saw that the end was near she wanted to be with her son and family and on the last Monday she was brought to the home of her son. Shortly after her arrival she was taken worse. Everything was done that medical skill and loving hands could do but it was of no avail. Through her suffering she was submissive to the Lord's will and said to those around her that she would soon be with Jesus. She was a firm advocate of right and with her kind administration and advice set a goodly example before her family. No sacrifice, however so great, that she did not find her reward in their comfort and happiness.
     She brings to her grave a good and beautiful life that will be forever enshrined in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, she will be sadly missed, especially in the home. She cannot come back to us but we can go to her. The funeral was held at the Bulaville Church Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 4, 1911
Transcribed by Alexia Burnett

Guyn, James L.

Jas. L. Guyn Dead

     Mr. James L. Guyn, a well known resident of the Bulaville neighborhood in Addison Township, died Saturday following a second attack of paralysis. He had been in poor health for a year past, but had been able to do light work about his farm. Saturday morning he went to the barn to feed his stock and shortly after was found lying unconscious. He was carried into his home and medical aid was summoned. After lingering several hours in an unconscious state he passed away.
     Mr. Guyn was a son of Thomas Guyn, who survives him. He also leaves his wife, formerly Miss Alice Willis, a son Thomas in Colorado and two daughters, Mrs. Omar Rife and Mrs. Orris Mink, both of Addison Township. He was a good man with many friends and his sudden taking away is a severe shock to all of them.

[Note: Death certificate..born March 15, 1864, died Jan. 13, 1917; aged 52 years 9 months and 28 days. Parents: Thomas C. Guyn and Elizabeth Jane Rife. Cause of death Cerebral hemorrhage. Buried in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallia Times
Jan. 17, 1917
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Gwinn, John Robert

John R. Gwinn Dies While Driving Car on 2nd Ave
Former City Manager Expires Soon After Becoming Mail Carrier
Minor Accident Occurs When Mr. Gwinn, Dead Or Dying Slumps Over Wheel of Car
Served Two Periods As City Manager
Under unusual circumstances that added to the shock to the community, John R. Gwinn, former city manager, died at 8:15 this morning. Death came to him as he rode alone down Second Avenue in his car, making his first trip as mail carrier on the Gallipolis-Northup-Patriot route. As he neared Court Street, his car was seen to veer to the left and then to veer in a curve to the right and to strike the rear wheel of a truck coming up the avenue.
Crowd Gathers
Harley Johnson, driver of the truck (the property of Maggied Bros.), said he noticed the strange movements of the car and then observed its driver slumped over the wheel. In a matter of seconds several persons gathered about the car and looked in and realized the occupant was dead, but none of them recognized the man. Nor was there an identification until Mrs. C. C. Ingels, hearing of an accident, walked to the scene from her home more than half a block away.
     A great crowd soon assembled; Mrs. Gwinn was notified by Chief of Police Leaper; Dr. D. R. Warehime, coroner, was called and the body was removed to the mortuary by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Meanwhile, Postmaster Merriman had gathered up the mail which was strewn about in the front end of the car and took it back to the post office.
     Mrs. Gwinn and post office employees are inclined to think that excitement incident to assuming a new job, that of a star route mail carrier, brought on the fatal heart attack. Mr. Gwinn appeared as well as usual and ate a hearty breakfast, Mrs. Gwinn said, and left his home overlooking the falls of Raccoon Creek at Northup about 7:15. As a mail carrier, he had succeeded Maxine Boster.
     It was recalled by several persons that Mr. Gwinn suffered a severe heart attack two or three years ago when as city manager, he was attending and taking an active part in a spirited discussion at a City Commission meeting. He recovered from that in a few days and never had another attack of equal severity, if he had any at all, Mrs. Gwinn said.
     John Robert Gwinn was 69 years old last Christmas. He was the son of the late Ahaz and Mary Jane Gwinn and was born and reared in Putnam County, W. Va. When John was still a boy, the family moved to Iowa but returned to their first home in a few years. In 1903 he married Lelia A. Payne at her family home in Smithers, W. Va.

Lived At Bulaville
The newlyweds lived in that section for three years and then moved to Gallia County, locating on a farm near Bulaville. There after they moved at frequent intervals. From Bulaville they went to Middleport and lived there a year and then went to Colorado, but stayed there only a short time. Returning to Gallia County, they bought a farm on Route 35 about a mile and a half this side of Rodney and built and lived in what is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Christie. Their next move was to Gallipolis, having bought the Jake Levisay grocery at Fourth and Pine. Later they had a grocery at Second and Cedar and returned to that same stand after acquiring and living on for several years what was then known as the Kinder farm (now the Wallace place) just below Clipper Mills.
     Mr. Gwinn first became city manager in 1931, serving about three years, and was succeeded by Adolf Henke. The following year the latter gave up the job to go to Asheville, N. C., and Mr. Gwinn was again appointed, serving until January, 1942. Under his regime many notable improvements were made in the city; and during his first period of service, John E. Fraley (who preceded Mr. Gwinn in death by less than 29 hours) became a patrolman and then chief of police. The two were closely associated officially and intimate friends.
     Mr. Gwinn is survived by his wife and her father, S. O. Payne, aged 91, who shared their home; a son, Harry, who with his wife is located temporarily near Knoxville, Tenn., and working on a government project; a grandson, Johnnie, who is working at Granville and expecting to attend the summer term at Dennison University; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Clyde Ingels, Jr., (a niece of Mrs. Gwinn), who is with her husband, Lieut. Ingels, at Portland, Tenn. There are also a brother and five sisters living: Thomas Gwinn, Mrs. Eliza Martin, Mrs. Ada Nyastedt and Mrs. Lew Griffith, of Charleston; Mrs. Sissie Welling, Red House; Mrs. Hassie Foster, Detroit.
     Mr. Gwinn was a member of Grace Methodist Church but had severed his lodge connections in late years. He was tenderly devoted to the members of his family, was an upstanding official and citizen, ever eager to be doing something worth while, and his death will shock and sadden a wide circle of friends.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until a family conference can be held.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 1, 1943

Gwinn Funeral To Be Here At 4:30 Saturday
Body Will Lie In State At Grace Church For Hour
Funeral services for John R. Gwinn will be held at Grace Methodist Church at 4:30 Saturday afternoon, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. The casket will be opened there an hour before the services start. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. The following pall bearers have been selected: Edwin McCormick, H. B. Ecker, E. E. Hatfield, I. E. Myers, C. T. Robinson and W. W. Sigler.
     In yesterday’s account of Mr. Gwinn’s sudden and shocking death the names of two surviving sisters were omitted due to the reporter’s loss of one page of his notes. These sisters are Mrs. Thomas H. Jones of Patriot and Mrs. Geneva Hartley of Dayton.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gwinn, motoring from Portland, Tennessee (near Knoxville), arrived at the parental home at Northup at midnight, having had a long and arduous motor trip.
     Mrs. Maxine Boster, whose husband Tom Boster, had the contract for carrying the mail on the Gallipolis-Northup-Patriot route until the end of June, again carried the mail yesterday and today. Mr. Gwinn had contracted to do this work for $650 per year, said to be only a third of what Boster and his predecessor received; and his death occurred when he was starting on his first trip. Mr. Gwinnn’s bondsmen were H. B. Ecker and H. W. Cherrington, and they will arrange for the fulfillment of the contract.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 2, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron