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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

Hagar, Jessie R.   [Booton]

     Jessie R. Hagar,  wife of D. M. Hagar died at Salersville, Ky, Dec. 6, 1886, in the 26th year of her age, she leaves a husband, two children, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The subject of this sketch was the daughter of .J D. and M. A. Booton. Was born Nov 23rd, 1860, at Washington D C. Her father, who for years occupied the position of head gunner in the US Navy, removed his family to Gallipolis when Jessie was but six weeks old, where she grew into young womanhood and developed those beautiful traits of character which endeared her to all to whom she was associated.
     She received a liberal education in Union Schools of this place, until her 17th year, when she was removed to Paintsville, Johnson county, Ky. Was married June 11, 1879, to D. M. Hagar of Salersville, Ky., where she lived an exemplary Christian life and acceptable member of the M. E. Church South, until her death.     
     Her death was a sad bereavement to the entire community in which she lived. She was loved and respected by all with remarkable Christian fortitude she bore for many weary months her great affliction and died in the triumph of faith.
     Her death bed was attended by numerous friends and relatives whom she exhorted in the most affectionate manner to meet her in heaven. With rapturous delight, again and again, she declared her joy in the great salvation given her. She seemed to realize the presence of the angels of God hovering around her, and in the dawning light of heaven, the darkness and dread of death vanished. She requested her friends to sing “There are angels hovering ‘round.” With subdued
voices they complied with her request. Peaceful as the setting sun she fell asleep in Jesus.
     With sorrowful hearts, sympathizing friends gathered in; tenderly they placed the mortal remains of Jessie R. Hagar in a beautiful casket which was placed in the parlor of the stricken home. Funeral services from the home of the deceased by Rev. C. Riffle. Text- and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die- John xi., 26. She was buried by the side of her mother who had died ten months previous, and who was the daughter of Mr. John Atkinson of this place. Farewell Jessie until we meet again.

Scrapbook
Died December 6, 1886
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


Haffelt, Amyl

     GALLIPOLIS - Amyl Haffelt, 80, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at Scenic Hills Nursing Center. Mr. Haffelt was born April 6, 1922, in Gallia County, to the late William Elmer and Lucille Wetherholt Haffelt. He was a retired florist. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Kathryn “Kay” Fulcher Haffelt of Gallipolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Jacky Seal of Mount Airy, North Carolina; a son, George Haffelt of Fairborn; grandchildren, Justin and Whitney Large of Mount Airy, North Carolina; Grace Ellis of Florida, and Amy Haffelt of Florida, and Amy Haffelt of Fairborn; step grandchildren, Jarred, Jonathon, Emily and Ethan Seal of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Brian and Samantha Rankin of Fairborn, and one great grandchild.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2002, at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bob Ingram and Bob Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002. Pallbearers will be Bobby Jones, Garland Lear, James Saunders, Max Haffelt, Jerry Haffelt and Ray Taylor. Please visit www.wilisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Haffelt, Audra E. [Swain]

AUDRA HAFFELT
     Audra E. Haffelt, 79, of Crown City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Fishers Dept. Store, Altmans Dept. Store and the Style Center. She was a 67-year member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
Born Nov 4, 1914 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late George Wesley Swain and the late Emma Williams-Swain.
     Survivors include three sons, Jerry and John Haffelt of Gallipolis and Max Haffelt of Crown City; two sisters, Iva Johnson of Gallipolis and Laura Jackson of Springfield; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Marable C. Haffelt, whom she married Aug. 12, 1933; three brothers Herbert, Stanley and Dale Swain; four sisters, Verda Cremeens, Wreatha Finley, Golda Waugh and Ada Carter.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. John Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour preceding the service at the church Saturday.
     Pall bearers will be Tim Haffelt, Mark Haffelt, Bill Lee, Monte Sheets, Kent Locke and Rich Johnson. Honorary pall bearers will be Jr. Cremeans, Dick Cremeans and Harold Davis.

[Note: Obituary has picture].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About August 24, 1994
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Haffelt, Charles Henry

     Charles Henry Haffelt was born in Clay Twp. August 19, 1865, the son of Barbara Ann Houck Haffelt and George Adams Haffelt. He was reared in the community in which he was born and was a farmer by occupation.
     On November 27, 1895, he and Roena Patterson were married by the Rev. Hugh Plymale. To the union five children were born: Anna, Mrs. Clifford Earwood, Gallipolis; Elmer, Lower River Road, Gallipolis; Clara, Mrs. Oliver Unroe of Pomeroy, and Clay Sexton at Mound Hill Cemetery, another son, Charles Albert died in infancy.
     Mr. Haffelt was a charter member of the Knights of the Golden Eagles and Junior Order of Mechanics of Yellowtown, but both chapters are no longer active. He was a good farmer, loved the outdoors, hunted and fished. He showed great talent in wood carving, and after he was unable to work spent much of his leisure time "whittling" and talking with his friends. He never lacked words or a subject on which to converse with his friends and acquaintences. He did not belong to a church, but those who knew him, felt that a man could not love God's World, and the people in it and the many works of God as Mr. Haffelt did and not believe and love God, also.
     The first Mrs. Haffelt died January 8, 1930, he later married Frances Rinehart Graham and she passed away im March 1939. Since the death of the second Mrs. Haffelt he had lived at the home of his daughter, Anna, and his health had not been good. For the past four years he had been bedfast and each day he became more weakened, and on Saturday, July 30, 1949 at 2:15 PM passed away at the age of 84.
     The four children named above survive him also four grandchildren: George Amyl Haffelt, Lower River Road, Donna June Unroe of Pomeroy and Marilee and Gerald Haffelt of Gallipolis. He was one of four children and of that four only one brother John William Haffelt of Mercerville survives. He will be missed by his children and grandchildren and friends, but he lived a long and happy, useful life, and his family can feel comforted that his suffering is over.

"Slowly, slowly, dark'ning, The evening hours roll on;
  And soon behind the cloudland Will sink my setting sun.
  To him I yield my spirit On him I lay my load;
  Fear ends with death; beyond it I nothing see but God.
  Thus moving towards the darkness I calmly wait his call.
  Now sleeping, fearing nothing; But hoping, trusting all!"

Card of Thanks
     We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who sent floral offerings, to the pallbearers, the quartet, the Reverand Charles Lusher, the undertaker Claude Miller for his services. The Haffelt Children.

[Note: from stone d. 1949 Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount


Haffelt, George A.

Geo. A. Haffelt, Clay Township, Died This Morning At J. Berridge Home
Rites 2 [o'clock] Wednesday At St. Nicholas Church, Thivener
     As a result of a stroke which occurred April 2, George A. Haffelt, died at 2:10 this morning at the home of John Berridge, where he had been tenderly cared for. He was in his 84th year, having been born Jan. 13, 1863, the son of G. Adam and Barbara Haffelt.
     On Jan. 5, 1897, he married Rhoda Gillingham, who survives him. Three children were born to them but all died in infancy. However, they reared two children, Maggie Jenkins, now Mrs. Emory Wetherholt of this city and John Berridge. Besides the wife and foster children, the decedent is survived by these two brothers, Charles, now living with his daughter, Mrs. Anna Earwood and John, who lives at the site of the old family homestead in Clay Township.
     He was converted and baptized and has been a member of Elizabeth Chapel at Yellowtown for many years. He was an honest and upright man and an excellent neighbor always willing to lend a helping hand.
     The body has been taken to the Halley Funeral Home at Mercerville where it will remain until early Wednesday morning when it will be brought to his recent home on Route 218 just beyond Thivener (Yellowtown) from Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be at Elizabeth Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Church on Friendly Ridge, near his home for many years.
     At Mr. Haffelt's request the funeral services will be brief and simple. He requested three songs to be sung, a passage of scripture and his obituary to be read and a prayer be said.
     Furthermore he has requested that no flowers at all be sent as he felt that such sums of money could be spent to better improve the conditions of the living.

[Note: death certificate died: April 22, 1946; 83 years of age. Parents George Adam Haffelt and Barbara Houck]

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


Haffelt, Louise V. [Cofer]

     Louise V. Haffelt, 73, 49 Vinton Street, Gallipolis died Monday at Holzer Medical Center. Born April 17, 1916 in Gallia County, daughter of the late William Sheridan and Roma Martindell Cofer. She retired from the Gallipolis Development Center and attended many churches in the Gallia County area.
     Preceding her in death is her husband, Clay Haffelt on August 25, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walt (Marilee) Lambert of Gallipolis; one son, Gerald E. Haffelt of Springfield, Ohio; one brother, Edwin Cofer of Gallipolis; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Haffelt, Jerry Haffelt, Billy Cofer, Terry Johnson, Richard LeMaster and Walt Lambert. Friends may call the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 30, 1990
Transcribed by J. Farley


Haffelt, Marable C.

     Marable C. Haffelt, 81, of Burnt Run Rd., Crown City, died Sunday, March 17, 1991, at Holzer Medical Center, following several months of failing health. He was born March 4, 1910 in Gallia County, son of the late John William and Rosa Eblin Haffelt.
     Mr. Haffelt was a retired teacher from the Gallia County schools after 40 years, retiring in 1972. He taught for 11 ½ years in Gallia County one-room schools, including Clay Townhouse, Brush College, Clipper Mills, Providence and Bethel, where he also served as principal. He retired from Hannan Trace Elementary after teaching there for 11 ½ years.
     Mr. Haffelt was a 1928 graduate of Mercerville High School, a graduate of Rio Grande College and attended Marshall University and Ohio State University. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Gallia Masonic Lodge and Providence Missionary Baptist Church for 63 years, serving as deacon for 25 years.
Mr. Haffelt, who operated a farm in Clay Township, was known for his fine herd of sheep and was national champion in 1971.
     He is survived by his wife, Audra Swain Haffelt, whom he married Aug. 12, 1933 in Gallia County.
Other survivors include three sons, Jerry and John Haffelt, both of Gallipolis and Max Haffelt of Crown City; one brother, Fred Haffelt of Gallipolis; three sisters, Edna Wickline, Audrey Altizer and Darlene Woodyard, all of Gallipolis; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. John Arnold. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Gallia Masonic Lodge services will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Obituary has a picture.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 18, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                        Top of Page


Haffelt, Rowena [Patterson]

Mrs. Rowena Haffelt Dies Early Wednesday
     Mrs. Rowena Haffelt, wife of Chas. Haffelt, of Thivenir, O., passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Unroe of Gallipolis, Wednesday morning at three o’clock, aged 58 years, 5 months and 17 days. She is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Unroe and Elmer of Gallipolis, Mrs. Clifford Earwood and Clay at home, and one grandson Amyl Haffelt.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Unroe home by Rev. W. E. Ewing of Mt. Sterling, O., Thursday at 2 p. m. Interment in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and sons.

[Note: According to Ancestry.com Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 Rowena Patterson married Charles H. Haffelt on 27 Nov 1895 in Gallia, OH]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 8, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Haffelt, William

     William Elmer Haffelt, 87, of Lower River Road, Gallipolis, died Wednesday afternoon at Gwin’s Nursing Home in Crown City, following a long illness.
     He was born on May 6, 1900, in Gallipolis, a son of the late Charles H. and Rowena Haffelt. He was the owner and operator of the Sterling Oil and Gas Station in Gallipolis for several years. He was also a farmer. In addition, he worked for some time for the Stanley Saunders Monument Co. A lifelong resident of Gallia County, he was a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, who died in 1971; and two sisters and a brother. Survivors include a son, Amyl Haffelt of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, George Haffelt of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Pam Large of Arat, Va.; three great-grandchildren; and one brother Clay of Gallipolis.
     Services will be Saturday at 2: p.m. at Chapel Hill Church of Christ. Evangelist William B. Kughn and Brother Lewis Mikell will officiate. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service. Pallbearers are Roger Garlic, Fred, Jerard R., John, Marabele, Mark and Max Haffelt, Bobby Jones and Don McKinney.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 8, 1987
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron                                                                            Top of Page


Hager, Clark W.

     Clark W. Hager, 77, Route 1, Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at Fort Myers, FL. Born Jan. 4, 1912 in Lincoln County, WV, he was the son of Sarah E. Smith Hager of Gallipolis and the late Gilbert Hager, who died in 1954. He was the retired owner and operator of the Flamingo Club in Gallipolis. He attended Marshall University and Ohio University.
     He is survived by his former wife, Dutch Faley Hager of Huntington, WV; one daughter, Linda Rae Hager of New York City; one son, Keith Barton of Huntington; one special cousin, Charles Q. Smith of Proctorville and two brothers, Joseph H. Hager of Buchannon, WV and Victor D. Hager of Gallipolis. Also preceding him in death were three brothers.
     Services will be Thursday, 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral HOme with the Rev. Everett Delaney. Burial will be at the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
     Pallbearers will be Lawrence Bastiani, Claude Burnett, Fred Burnett, Ralph Ferguson, Joe G. Hager and Joe H. Hager. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Q. Smith.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 27, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                      Top of Page


Hague, Lourana

Mrs. C.W. Hague Dies At Huntington
     The long illness of Mrs. C.W. Hague, 847 Twentieth Street, terminated Saturday morning at four o'clock when the end came at the hospital where she had been under treatment for some time. The end had been expected for several days.
     Mrs. Hague, whose husband is a prominent businessman of the Fourth Ward, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, fifty-two years ago. She was the daughter of the late William Craft. She had been a resident of Huntington for about 30 years.
     She is survived by her husband and one son, Clyde W. Hague. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. J.E. Waugh and Mrs. P.E. Young of this city and Mrs. C.H. Rardin of Tuscola, IL and three brothers, Hugh Craft and O.C. Craft of Weston and C.D. Craft of Milwaukee.
     The funeral services of Mrs. Hague took place at the residence at two o'clock Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Roy McCuskey, Pastor of the Seventh Avenue M.E. Church and which Mrs. Hague for many years been a member and Rev. R.G. Backus, Superintendent of Huntington District. She was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.
  - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 4, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hale, Susan Trowbridge

Native of Ohio Tp. Susan Trowbridge Hale, 87, is Dead
     Mrs. Susan Hale, most of whose life was spent in this county, died on Christmas Day at her home in New Castle, Pa. She was 87 years old and had been ailing and infirm and succumbed to a heart ailment.
     Mrs. Hale was a native of Ohio tp. and a daughter of John and Mary Elliott Trowbridge. Her husband, Andrew J., preceeded her in death some years ago. Surviving children are Bertha of Detroit, Frank of Boston, Harry and Virginia, both of New Castle; and it was with the last-named that decedent made her home. There are also three surviving brothers, Jacob Trowbridge of Gallipolis, Wesley of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Ernest of Eleanor, W.Va.
     The body has been shipped and will arrive at Pt. Pleasant about 4:30 this evening. The funeral and burial will be held some time Wednesday at Bethel, in charge of Stevers.

[Note: From Stevers Funeral Home D. 26 Dec. 1939]

Gallipolis paper
Dec. 1939
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                      Top of Page


Halfhill, John

John Halfhill, 78, Died This Morn
     John Halfhill, 78, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock at his home on Poplar Ridge. Death was attributed to a stroke. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church with the Reverend J. L. Stephenson of Bidwell officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Ridge cemetery by Coleman and Son.
     Born August 29, 1863, Mr. Halfhill was a son of Jacob and Abbie Barrett Halfhill. His wife, Mrs. Augusta Darst Halfhill died four or five years ago. Survivors are: His children, Cecil Halfhill, Athens; Floyd and Ruth Halfhill and Mary Register, Poplar Ridge; a sister, Mrs. Caroline Rupe, Cheshire, RD; two brothers, Sam and Frank Halfhill, Cheshire, RD; and one grandson, John Anthony Register.

[Note: John Halfhill died June 19, 1942 -Ohio Death Certificate #35980]

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


Halfhill, Samuel A.

Samuel Halfhill Died 12:20 A.M.
Funeral Is Set For 2 Friday At Poplar Ridge
     Samuel A. Halfhill died at 12:20 this morning at his home at Poplar Ridge. He would have been 85 years old on Oct. 17 and had been in poor health a long time.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (EWT) Friday at the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial at same place by Coleman & Son.
     Decedent was a son of Jacob and Abbie Barrett Halfhill and was born between the eastern end of Poplar Ridge and the Blue Sulphur Springs farm on Oct. 17, 1856 [1858]. All his life was spent in that immediate community, where he was esteemed highly for many sterling qualities. On August 29, 1890, he married Frances Thomas, who survives him and is also survived by one brother, Frank, of the same neighborhood.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 22, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halfhill, Samuel

     Mr. Samuel Halfhill died at Columbus last Saturday night of heart trouble. He was 61 years old and has lived in Columbus for seven or eight years. His body was brought here arriving Tuesday noon and was met by Undertaker Wetherholt and friends and taken to the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr & Mrs. John A. North, 114 4th. Avenue, from which place the funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Mackenzie Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery.
     He is survived by children as follows: James and Peter of Wellsville; Benjamin of Milford Center, Ohio; Pearl of Dayton, Mrs. Owen Shirke of Columbus; Mrs. John Archibald of Bay City, MI; Mrs. J.A. North of this city and Miss Em Halfhill of Columbus; one sister also survives him, Mrs. Mary Peck of Bulaville and Homer, a half-brother of Fostoria.
     He was a farmer at the time of his death and died of heart trouble suddenly and was a fine old gentleman, industrious and well liked and well known here and was born in Cheshire Township, Ohio.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 18, 1913
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Hall, Albert Jenkins

Death of Mr. Hall
     Albert Jenkins Hall died at Pittsburgh Pa., Sunday morning, Feb. 25, 1912. He was a son of the late Capt. W. K. S. Hall and Hattie Carter Hall. He was born and reared in the city. He leaves two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Jenie Hall and Mr. Jefferson Hall of Pittsburgh, Mr. Pink Hall of Milwaukee, Wis., and Miss Cora Hall, of this city. The funeral services will be held at Pittsburgh, PA. Jenks will be well remembered here by old friends who will regret to learn of his death. He was always a good boy and man, had no enemies, kind and inoffensive to all with whom he came in contact.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 27, 1912
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Hall, Dr. Cicero Malcolm

Dr. Cicero M. Hall Dies At Home At Gage
Body Will Be Taken Down To Clermont County Saturday For Interment
     Cicero Malcolm Hall died this morning about 4:30 at his home near Gage after a lingering illness. Dr. Hall was born in June 1885 in Pike county Kentucky and thus was in his fifty-second year. He was graduated from the Ohio college of dental surgery in 1906 and for twenty four years he practiced his profession at Madison, W. Va. Six years ago his health began to fail and at that time he gave up his profession and came to Gallia county and bought a small place in the Gage community in hope that rest and an outdoor life might restore him to good health. The change did not benefit him as he and his family had hoped but he continued to fail and his condition became critical the past few weeks.
     Dr. Hall is survived by his wife, Lou Altman Hall, to whom he was married in 1907, a son and daughter, Cicero Samuel and Mildred Ruth, both at home. His father, Manuel Hall is also left but his mother, Elizabeth Osborn Hall, died some years ago. He also leaves these brothers and sister, Dr. Alvin Hall, John Hall and Mrs. Carrie Goodblood, who with the father, reside in Madison Joe [sic] at Atlanta, Ga., Alphonso at Morgantown, W. Va. and Allison at Auburn, Calif. 
     Funeral services will be held at his late home Friday evening at 7 o’clock with Rev. Jennings Cremeens officiating.  At 9 o’clock Saturday the funeral party under the direction of W. W. Phillips of Waterloo will take the body to Bethel, in Clermont county, for interment. Dr. Hall’s home and farm in Gallia county were bought from Howard S. Gates, former deputy sheriff.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday December 30, 1936
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hall, Hattie [Carter]

Death of Mrs. Hattie Hall
     Mrs. W. K. S. Hall died at her home on Third street Tuesday night, September 8, 1896, at 8:30 o’clock. Mrs. Hall had been in declining health for about four years, but has been gradually growing worse for several weeks past.
     Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Carter, of Patriot, and was united in marriage to Mr. Hall in 1853. Eight children blessed the union, six of whom survive and are: Messrs. Charles, Jefferson, Albert and Pinkney of Pittsburg, and Misses Jennie, of Cincinnati, and Cora, who resided at home with the deceased.
     The funeral was held from the St. Peter’s Episcopal church Friday at 2 o’clock, Rev. F. P. Lutz, conducting the services. The pall bearers were Dr. James Johnston, G. A. Roedell, Jno. C. Vanden, Wilson Blazer, S. D. Ford and George Neal of Pittsburg.

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


Hall, Helen

     PATRIOT - Helen Hall, 74, of Patriot, died on Monday, December 9, 2002, at Arbors of Gallipolis. She was born March 12, 1928, in Ambrosia, West Virginia, to the late William L. and Violet Fetty Burgess. She was married to Marion Hall on March 21, 1986, in Gallipolis. He preceded her in death in 1998. Mrs. Hall was a retired cook for the Ohio River Company for 20 years.
    She is survived by two sons, Donald Coleman of Gallipolis, and Mike Coleman of Patriot; one stepdaughter, Kandy Miller of Patriot; three stepsons, Eugene Norman Hall and Vernon Hall, both of Michigan, and Shelby Hall of West Virginia; one sister, Lillian (Paul) Nibert of Gallipolis; one grandson, James Michael Coleman; and several step grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frederic Burgess; and a sister, Delores Bush.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2002, in the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday, December 11, 2002. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hall, Jessie Josephine

Death of Jessie Hall
     Miss Jessie Josephine Hall, daughter of the late Capt. W. K. S. Hall and Mrs. Hattie Hall died at her home on Front Street in this city, at 7 o’clock this Saturday morning, October 1st, 1892, aged 23 years and 9 months.
     Miss Hall had been in declining health since early in the summer, and about three weeks ago was compelled to take to her bed, from which she never rallied. Miss Hall, being of an independent, self-reliant disposition and desirous of making her own living, entered the Tribune office with the Messrs. Olmsted, former proprietors of that paper, after she had graduated in the Gallipolis High School, and became an efficient compositor, continuing in the office under its change of proprietors until taken down.
     She was a sweet dispositioned, quiet, well-mannered young lady whom every acquaintance admired and loved. She was faithful and diligent in every task assigned her and her departure leaves behind her nothing but tears and regrets. She was a member of the M. E. Church, connecting herself with the Church at the time of Evangelist Bitler’s celebrated revival, and lived the life of a devoted faithful Christian, and through her long and painful illness was patient and uncomplaining, and it is believed that all is well with her.
     Her funeral services will be conducted from the Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Rev. F. P. Lutz officiating. Burial at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, October 5, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hall, John F.

     John F. Hall, 84, Route 1, Vinton, died Monday afternoon in Holzer Medical Center. Born Nov. 21, 1898, in Floyd County, KY, son of the late James and Jane Pruitt Hall, he was a retired coal miner and farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie, in 1971.
     Surviving are six sons, Truman of Flat Rock, MI; Ranel of New Boston, MI; James and John Burton, both of Route 1, Vinton; Lonnie Gene of Harold, KY; a daughter, Mrs. Billy (Mae) Skeens of Lorain; 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters also preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Clyde Ferrell and Rev. Larry Justice officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, near Vinton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: died April 25, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 26, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                     Top of Page


Hall, Locena

     HALL - Locena Hall, wife of George A. Hall, of Addison Tp., died November 25, 1885, of consumption, aged 40 years and 27 days. Deceased was a member of the Christian Order Church, died in the triumph of a living faith. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband and six children -- four boys and two girls. Funeral sermon by the writer. A. T. Laywell.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, December 1, 1885
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Hall, Maggie [Kitts]

     Mrs. Maggie Hall, 84, a resident of the Horse Creek Rd., commmunity on Rt. 2 Crown City died in Holzer Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Monday. She had been hospitalized for about a week, following a stroke.
     Mrs. Hall was a native of Mason County, W. Va., and was born on July 16, 1877, the daughter of the late John and Susie Kitts. Her marriage to Albert Hall who survives, took place on Sept 14, 1898.
     She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Charles Simms, a son by a former marriage, Mrs. Nellie Thompson, and Mrs. Daisy Sibley, all of Rt. 2 Crown City and Douglas Hall of Catlettsburg, Ky. There are 26 grand and 31 great -grandchildren. Three sons who preceded her in death were Manual, Johnny and Bert Hall, and a brother and sister, Aaron Kitts and Mrs. Ella Davis.
     Mrs. Hall was a member of the Crown City Methodist church. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. J. W. Carter, assisted by Rev. Oma Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Crown City cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the home of her grandson, Jim Sibley at Crown City.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives date of death as 2/19/1962.]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Hall, Maria

     Mrs. Maria Hall, wife of Squires Hall, died at her home near Rodney, Gallia Co., O. Jan. 8th, 1892, after a lingering illness of almost six years. She was 72 years of age and leaves a husband and five children to mourn their loss. Mrs. Wilson Roach of Huntington, W. Va.. Mrs. Wayland McCormick, of Gallipolis, O. and Mrs. W. A. Johnston, of Athens O., Miss Jennie and William who remain at home with their aged father. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Alen of Rodney and the deceased was placed in the family burying ground at Centenary, O.

[Note: Another daughter, Mrs. Kate Hughes, of Dayton, Ohio preceded her parents in death on 8/23/1891.]

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


Hall, Mary C. [Vanden]

Reached Good Age
     Mrs. Mary C. Hall, Formerly of This City, Died Thursday in Columbus. Mrs. Mary C. Hall, 86, widow of Orin Hall, formerly of Gallipolis, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Miss Mary D. Hall, in Columbus. Mrs. Hall was born in Gallipolis, and is survived by three daughters and four sons. The body was brought to Gallipolis Monday for interment in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
Dec. 10, 1925
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page


Hall, Minturn

Minturn Hall Dead
Fine Young Gallipolis Boy Dead Across the Ocean.

     Minturn Hall, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Kiger of this city, died overseas on Oct. 16 of bronchial pneumonia. He was in the Ordinance Department of the U.S. Army, having enlisted as a motor mechanic last May 18.
     He was born here, the son of Mrs. Mamie Minturn Hall, and was 23 years old Oct. 21st. For years he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Kiger. He was a dearly beloved young man, a patriot, and of delicate physique. A member of morning Dawn Lodge of Masons and of the local Presbyterian church, many friends mourn his early death. He gave his all for his country. More can be said of no man.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 30, 1918
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hall, Owen

Owen Hall Shot and Killed by Unknown Person Saturday Night
Shooting Occurs Near Crown City;
Man Dies Shortly After Man And Girl Who Were With Hall Being Held for Questioning by Sheriff

     Bethel Moore, 31, and Hazel Dillon, 17, were being held Monday for questioning by sheriff Charles Swansan at Gallia county jail in connection with the death late Saturday night of Owen Hall, 24, son of the late J. T. Hall former Gallipolis city manager. Hall was shot and killed by an unknown person while he was riding in an automobile with Miss Dillen and Moore just below Crown City on route 7, accorrding to the verdict of coroner J. T. Hanson.
     Conflicting rumors and reports regarding the shooting have made accurate information difficult to obtain. But sheriff Swanson and his deputies are working hard on this case and it is believed it will be solved within a short time. Due to difficultites in which Moore and Miss Dillon had been involved within the past few months, it was thought possible that Hall may have been shot by mistake.
     Dr. Hanson made an autospy of Hall's body Sunday morning and located the single bullet which caused his death. So flattened and battered was the missle that it could not be definitely determined whether it was discharged from a rifle or pistol. The bullet entered Hall's body just under the right shoulder blade, tore into his right lung and severed a large blood vessel, causing severe hemorrage and death.
     The motor party started with the wounded man for Huntington not knowing how seriously he was injured and the man died enroute. The party continued to Huntington, however, where his death was defintely determined, and the body taken in charge and returned here by underaker A. E. Tope who was called.
     Miss Dillon is the daughter of Greer Dillon, proprieter of a filling station and sandwich stand near which the shooting occured. Hall was employed in road work as a machine operator. He is survived by his wife and one child, his mother, Mrs. J. T. Hall and several half sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Hall home on Vine street by Rev. J. V. Stone with burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Per death certificate - Born 10 Oct 1906 - Died 13 June 1931]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 1931
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Hall, William

Burial of Wm. Hall
     William Hall, for about twenty years a patient at the Athens State Hospital was buried at Centenary this morning. Mr. Hall, a former resident of Green township, was 73 years old. He is survived by his sisters, Miss Alice Hall of Illinois and Mrs. Wayland McCormick of near Columbus. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Wood. Burial by G. J. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 24, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Alice W. [Williams]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Alice W. Halley, 85, Gallipolis, Rt. 2, passed away Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at Holzer Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Lorenzo D. Williams and Phoebe Hazlett
of Ohio Twp., and the widow of the late Robert A. Halley, Rt. 2, of Gallipolis.
Servived [sic] are these daughters: Mrs. Floyd (Anna) Cox, Mrs. Clayton (Elsie) Clagg, and Mrs. Donovan (Weitha) Clagg; two sons, Emmett and Warner, all of Gallipolis, 24 grandchildren, and, it is believed 35
great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Elma Williams of Gallipolis. Two brothers, four sisters and a son preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Unroc officiating. Burial will be in Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at the F.L. Stevers Funeral Home in Mercerville on Monday after 4 p.m.

The Daily Sentinel
January 21, 1973
Transcribed by: Peggy Sibert Mason


Halley, Coleman R.

C. R. Halley Dies Suddenly At His Home
     Coleman R. Halley, retired funeral director, died suddenly at 9:30 p.m., at his home in Mercerville Thursday.
Mr. Halley, who sold interest in his funeral home several years ago to Clarence Waugh and Fred Wood, would have been 76 years old Monday. He was born March 13, 1891, in Gallia county, son of the late Ross and Melissa Phillips Halley.
     Mr. Halley is survived by his wife, the former Mable Irene Barry, one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Roberta) Mammolite, Springfield, O.; one step daughter, Mrs. Dale Beaver, Springfield, and one step son, Carl Williams, Gallipolis.  Four brothers surviving are E. E. Halley, Fairmont, W. Va.; W. D. Halley, Parkersburg: Heber, Cleveland, and Harlin, Springfield. Two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 3, 1967
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Halley, Bertis [Butcher]

     GALLIPOLIS - Bertis Joanna Halley, 67, of 502 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday , May 28, 1982 , in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past six months. Born May 26, 1915, in Gallia County, daughter of the late John and Nola Safford Butcher, she attended Grace United Methodist Church.
     Surviving is her husband, Darius V. Halley; two daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Linda) Criner of Hilliard and Mrs. Brian (Diana) Lintala of Wellston; a son, John of Dayton; and four grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by six half-brothers and half-sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1: p.m. Monday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Albert McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. American Legion Auxiliary services will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 30, 1982
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Halley, Bonnie

     Bonnie Halley 67 of Gallipolis, widow of Avoid Halley died yesterday in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Survivors include two sons Bob Halley of Crown City, and James Halley of Gallipolis. Funeral 1 p m Tuesday at Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral home, Gallipolis; burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery Merverville, friends may call from 6 to 9 pm tomorrow at the funeral home.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Sunday 10 Feb 1980
Submitted by Ernie Wright                                                                               Top of Page


Halley, Calvin

     Calvin Halley, aged 20, and a native of Bladen, this county, was electrocuted in Huntington last week while engaged in his duties as electrician. The funeral services were held at Bladen Thursday. The young man's stricken family has the sympathy of many neighbors, friends and acquaintances.
     The following account of the accident is taken from the Huntington Herald: Touching a live wire carrying an electric current of 1100 volts, Calvin Halley, 20, 1812 Third avenue, an employe of the Ohio Valley Electric Railway company, was instantly electrocuted yesterday shortly after noon. Halley was working at the Johnson Lane sub-station when the fatality occurred. With a fellow workman by the name of Morgan, Halley was installing a new bank of transformers on a raised platform about seven feet from the floor. Although the materials with which he was working were not charged, Halley in some manner came into contact with a terminal near by. The force of the current passing through his body threw him from the platform to the ground.
     A deep cut was inflicted in his forehead by the fall, which did not fracture his skull, according to the opinion of a doctor who was called. Before the arrival of the physician the men at the sub-station attempted to revive Halley, but all efforts proved futile. Later Coroner L. T. Vinson, viewing the remains, pronounced death due to the passing of an electric current through his body.
     The body was taken to the Johnson morgue on Fourth avenue. Halley's sister, living at 1812 Third avenue, was notified, as was his father, U. O. Halley, said to be an employe at Lock No. 2. The boy's father arrived last evening and made arrangements for taking of the body to Bladensburg, Gallia County, Ohio, for burial. They will leave tomorrow over the B. & O. Halley, who had been in the employ of the electric company about two weeks, had been in Huntington for some time, coming here from Chambersburg. He was a member of the Independent Brotherhood of Electrical Wokers and of the American Federation of Labor.

[Note: Burial Bethel, Ohio Tp. 1900-1920]

Gallipolis paper                                                                                              


Halley, Cecil C

Cecil C. Halley, 70, Ex-Teacher, Aid For Aged Chief, Dies Today
Baptist Leader Succumbs in Holzer Hospital To Two Strokes, One Suffered Eight Days Ago
     A stroke a week ago Wednesday and another stroke last night cost the life at 9:47 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital of Cecil Cortez Halley, 70, for 10 years manager of the Gallipolis offices of the Division of Aid for the Aged and for 36 1/2 years before that a teacher and school administrator. His chief interests were his home and his church. A member of the Mercerville Baptist Church, Mr. Halley attended regularly the First Baptist Church, where services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday.
     The Rev. William Hoard Green will officiate and Wetherholt Funeral Home will bury the body in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     A tall man of kindly demeanor, Mr. Halley was known personally by nearly everyone in Gallia County and among his closest friends were former students in Gallia, Perry and Lawrence County before he retired in 1940. In July 1941, Mr. Halley accepted the managerial positron at the Division of Aid for the Aged Office.
     Born July 27, 1881, in Gallia County to Ross Halley (himself a school teacher for 50 years) and Melissa Phillips Halley, the decedent was married Aug. 2, 1913 to Nancy J. Dailey, who survives with a son and a daughter, Mrs. Wyman (Daryle) Sheets, Deputy in the Gallia County Clerk of Courts Office and Air Force First Lieut. James Ross Halley, Fort Benning, GA. There are four grandchildren, who were intimate favorites of their grandfather.
     Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death but five brothers survive: E.E. Halley, Fairmont, WV; Heber M. Halley, Cleveland; W.D. Halley, Parkersburg; Coleman R. Halley, Mercerville Funeral Director and Harland H. Halley, Springfield. Decedent was a member of the Woodmen of America.

[Note: Death Certificate...died Sept. 27, 1951]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 1951
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Halley, Cecil E.

Was Deputy in Probate Judge Office
     Cecil E. Halley, 69, for 21 years a deputy in the Probate Judge’s office and Gallia county Juvenile officer, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday [26 June 1966] at his home in Eureka, where he had resided for 46 years. Death apparently resulted from a heart attack.
     Born in Clay twp. April 27, 1897, he was the son of the late Elmer and May Thompson Halley. A graduate of the Rio Grande College Mr. Halley also attended Ohio University and taught school in Gallia County several years. He was a former Greyhound bus driver and employee of the State Highway Department. Mr. Halley was also a former member of the board of education in the Clay Local School District. He was secretary of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge, a post he had held for 20 years.
     On Nov. 3, 1917, he was married to the former Norma E. Jeffers. She survives along with two children, a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Jeffers of Eureka, and Wendell L. Halley of Columbus. There are three grandchildren.
     An Elks service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home by the Rev. Wendell Stutler of Syracuse, former pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial will be in the Clay Chapel cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Morton L. Dickey, Loren Thomas, James Jeffers, Lincoln Call, Sylvan H. Gardner and Irvin Folden.

Newspaper clipping 1966
Mary James


Halley, Clemmentine

     Clemmentine Florence Halley was born October 20, 1905, died May 5, 1907, aged one year, six months and nine days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel Lewis at Bladen. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mars. Ura O. Halley and besides these she leaves four sisters and three brothers to mourn her early demise. She was a pure sweet loving child and went down through the “valley of the shadow of death” with a perfect smile on her countenance like the kiss of a quickened soul at parting, as if night of death dissolved in the morning of paradise. We humbly regret that one whose life was so pure and sweet should be taken out of this world where there is so much need of the sinless and good. Yet we submit to the unerring wisdom of him who “gather the lambs in his arms and carries them to his bosom” and says “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

[Note: She is buried in King’s Chapel Cemetery.]

Gallia County newspaper
May 1907
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Chauncey M. (Jack)

     Chauncey M. (Jack) Halley, 70, a native and former resident of Gallia county, died at 11:20 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Hartie) Fletcher, in Huntington. Halley, son of Neal and Elizabeth Stevers Halley, is also survived by his wife, the former Lillie Waugh; two sons, John and William, and four grandchildren, all of Huntington.
     Services will be held at Providence Baptist Church near Mercerville, where Halley was a member, at 3 p.m. Sunday under the direction of the Beard and Fisher Funeral Home of Huntington. Rev. Ira Mentz and Rev. B.L. Moss will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Gallia County newspaper
Dated March 14, 1958, by my grandmother
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Cornelius

     Cornelius Halley, a resident of Hamilton county, Illinois, departed this life June 27th, 1874. He was  born in the State of Virginia, on the 10th of December, 1794, and emigrated to the State of Ohio, Gallia county, at an early age. In the latter county and State, he resided until about the year 1853, then moved to the State of Illinois, Hamilton county, where he died. He was in the war of 1812 when very young; served as Justice of the Peace in Harrison township, Gallia County, O. six years. He leaves many friends in Gallia county to mourn his loss.

[Note: He is the uncle of the Cornelius Halley, whose obituary can be found in the Civil War obituary collection.]

Gallipolis Journal
July 9, 1874
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, D. Virgil

     D. Virgil Halley, 75, of 502 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center, Dec. 31, 1986. Born Aug. 8, 1911 in Gallia County to the late Darius Irvin and Omega Ethel White Halley, he was married to Bertis Joanna Butcher Halley, who preceded him in death, May 28, 1982. They married Dec. 21, 1938 in Greenup, Ky.
     He was associated from 1935 until his death with the Wheeler family theater business and help build the Colony Theater and Kanauga Drive-In. He also worked for the Miller Construction Company in the 1930’s; helped build the Gallipolis Golf Course and was head greens-keeper of the course, retiring in 1979.
     He graduated from Mercerville High School in 1928 and attended Rio Grande College and played football there in 1928-29. He was a member of the Lafayette Post 27 of the American Legion and was a World War II Navy veteran.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Linda) Criner, of Hilliard and Mrs. Brian (Diana) Lintala of Wellston; one son, John D. Halley, of Dayton; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-father, John Roman Harrison; and four brothers, H. Chester Halley, Victor E. Halley, Alfred Vance Harrison and Robert Lee Harrison.
     Funeral services will be Saturday, 2: p.m. at Willis Funeral Home, Rev. Albert MacKenzie officiating. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 until time of the service.
     Pallbearers will be John D. Halley, Ervin Criner, Brian Lintala, Daniel Criner, Tom Wheeler and Fred Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Wheeler, George Allen, Rudy Criner, Ernest Brown, John Houck, and Lester Elkins. Lafayette Post 27 of the American Legion will present the flag in graveside ceremonies.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1987
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                     Top of Page


Halley, Darius

Death of Mr. Halley
     Darius Halley, of Clay Township, died Tuesday noon, Jan. 31, 1911, after a few days illness. He is survived by a wife and one son. He was the son of Shannon Halley and was about 30 years old, and a well liked man.
     Henry Halley, teacher on Mill Creek, was a half brother, also Clay Halley, and Miss Emma Halley. We have no particulars of the funeral, a young lady was his half sister.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1911
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Halley, Della

Death of Miss Halley
     Miss Della Halley, the estimable daughter of Mr. Jacob Halley, of Yellow Town, a young lady of 19, died Friday and was buried Saturday afternoon by Wetherholt. She had gone through a distressing siege of typhoid fever and became a victim of a complication of diseases. She will be mourned by many friends.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1880; died Oct. 3, 1902 22 years of age. Buried in Cottrell Cemetery in Clay Township.]

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


Halley, Elizabeth Ann [Stevers]

     Mrs. Eliza Halley, ii, wife of Hugh P. Halley, a soldier of the Union, died at her home at Swan Creek back of Bladen at 6 o’clock last evening. Funeral services will be at the home at 1 o’clock Sunday with Rev. Lee Wallace of Dam 26 officiating. Burial in King cemetery by Stevers Funeral Service.
     Mrs. Halley’s maiden name was Daniels [Incorrect: should read Stevers]. She was born May 3, 1846 near the Gallia-Lawrence line. Mrs. Halley’s first husband, Cornelius Halley, died 30 years ago.
     There survives besides the present aged husband, three sons, Patrick and Oscar, both of Bladen, and Chauncey (Jack) Halley of Huntington. The late U.O. Halley and Alta Halley were also her children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Nov. 25, 1933
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Elmer (Harland Elmer)

Obituary ---- Elmer Halley
     Harland Elmer, youngest son of Thomas L. and Virginia Watterson Halley, was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, September 15, 1908. Came to the end of his earthly life August 26th, 1924 at 8:30 P. M., aged 15 years, 11 months and 11 days.
     Besides his parents he leaves a brother, Harold and a sister, Gladys Lee. Three brothers have preceded him in death, each dying in infancy. For nearly three years Elmer, as he was familiarly called, has been in declining health and has been under the doctor’s care for this period. He was loved by the members of his home very dearly and by reason of his affliction was the recipient of their affection and devotion in a pronounced way.
     He is also survived by two of his grandparents, also several uncles and aunts and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Oh, may we but meet thee Elmer,
On the bright and peaceful shore;
Where death shadows ne’er shall fall
And parting shall be no more.

[Note: He is buried in Providence Cemetery. Name on stone is Elmer Halley.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 30, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Etta

Mrs. Etta Halley Dies At 3 A.M.
Funeral Is Set for 2 P.M. Sunday at Victory Church
     Mrs. Etta Halley, widow of Patrick H. Halley, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Layne, between Bladen and Mercerville, at 3:30 o'clock this morning, after an extended illness. Her age was 68 years, 8 months, 14 days.
     Funeral services will be held at Victory Baptist Church Sunday, 2 p.m., with Rev. Charles Lusher in charge, assisted by James Stewart, burial in Kings Chapel Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.
     Mrs. Halley is survived by, in addition to the daughter named, two other daughters, Mrs. Charlie Lambert of Bladen and Mrs. Sidney Stewart of Gallipolis; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Perry Lambert of Crown City, Nell Williams of Bladen, Mrs. May Glover of Eureka, and Mrs. Alice Halley of Gallipolis R.2; two brothers, John Williams of Eureka and Ezra Williams of Gallipolis.

[Note: From Stone 1878-1946]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown - 1946
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                       Top of Page


Halley, Florence

     Florence E. (Bill) Halley, 73, 2106 Chatham Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1993, at her residence. She was a retired cook and baker for the Bob Evans Steakhouse and attended Bell Chapel Church.
      Born April 19, 1920, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Edith Slater Halley. Survivors include her husband, Preston Halley; five daughters, Kaye Estep of Mammoth, AZ; Faye Bailey of Mercerville; Beth Phillips of High Springs, FL; Anita Russell of Gallipolis and Judy Pennington of Bidwell; four sons, Don, Jim and Tim Halley of Gallipolis and Michael Halley of Rio Grande; four brothers, Bob Halley of Crown City, Jake Halley of TN; Virgil Halley of Williamsport and Larry Halley of Bidwell; three sisters, Audrey Holley of Gallipolis; Betty Lane of Crown City and Pat Clark of Columbus; 23 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Matthew Halley, who died in infancy and Jeff Halley; one brother Tom Halley; one sister, Ruth Ward and 4 grandchildren.
     Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home where services will be held 1 p.m. Monday with Rev. Warren Woodyard officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery near Mercerville.
Pallbearers will be Tim and Michael Halley, Elijah, Jr. and Todd Estep, Kirk Pennington and Paul Bailey.

Times Sentinel
Oct. 10, 1993
Submitted by F.K. Brown


Halley, Hannah

     Mrs. Hannah Halley died March 9, 1903, aged 75 years, 5 months and 12 days. Her maiden name was Dewitt. She was first married to Robert Wood by which union there were six children, two of which died in early youth, and four: Mrs. Fanny Neal, Mrs. Susan Unroe, Mrs. Angeline Unroe and Mr. Isaac N. Wood, survive her. After the death of her first husband she married Samuel Halley.
     She was converted and united with the Mercerville Baptist Church about 35 years ago, in which she lived a consistent, faithful, christian life, and died in the triumph of a living faith. She was ever ready to do all she could for the church, and she will be greatly missed in the Church and community.
    Silently, one by one, in the sublime and infinite realms of heaven, bud, blossom and ripen the lovely of earth, the forget-me-nots of the Angels.

The hour draws near, howe'er long delayed and late,
when at the Eternal Gate
We leave the words and works we call our own.
And lift void hands alone.

For love to fill, our nakedness of soul,
Brings to that Gate no toll;
Giftless we come to him, who all things gives,
And live because He lives.

[Note: Buried in Mercerville Cemtery in Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Paper
March 31, 1903
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Halley, Harold Chester

OBITUARY
     Harold Chester Halley, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Darius Halley, passed away at their home on South Liberty Street, Friday afternoon, Feb. 28th, aged two years.

The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
A mother’s hope; a father’s joy,
In death’s cold arm doth lie;
Go little pilgrim to thy home
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before.
A bud the gardner gave us,
A pure and lively child
He gave it to our keeping
To cherish undefiled;
But just as it was opening
To the glory of the day,
Down came the heavenly angel,
And took our bud away.

Sleep on it thy beauty,
Thou sweet angel child;
By sorrow unblighted,
By sin undefiled;
Like the dove to the ark,
Thou hast flown to thy rest,
From the wild sea of strife,
To the home of the blest.

                          Cora and Josephine.

Feb. 28, 1906 - Feb. 28, 1908

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors for kindnesses shown us during the sickness and death of our beloved darling; also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Darius Halley

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                     Top of Page


Halley, Hartley Granville (Sam)

Sam Halley Dies in Pittsgurgh of Fractured Skull
     Hartley G. (Sam) Halley, aged about 43, of Eureka, died of a fractured skull early Sunday morning in Allegheny Hospital, Pittsburgh. He had been working on some boat in the Pittsburgh pool for some time.
     Halley hurt himself at 8 p.m. Friday when he fell in the Riverman's Cafe at 207 Federal St. and an investigation was made by the Pittsburgh homicide squad. Before going to Pittsburgh "Sam" Halley had worked at the Marietta plant about 15 years and made his home with his parents, Alzora U. and Osie Landthorn Halley at Eureka. On Oct. 13, 1923, he married Margaret Kinder of the same community. He then gave his birthdate as Jan. 30, 1902. They had separated and Mrs. Halley and children live in an apartment on the first floor of the Park Central Hotel and she is employed by Junior Simmons in the Economy Cleaners Shop.
     Other surviving relatives besides the wife, children and parents are a brother and a sister: Joe Halley, in the armed service in the South Pacific, and Mrs. Vaught Winters, who lives in Tennessee.
     Funeral services will be held at Methodist Church in Eureka Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Clay Chapel by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Tribune
1945
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Halley, Henry

     DROWNED - Mr. Henry Halley of Clay township, in this county, was drowned last Tuesday evening week, at Wilson's Mill, in Raccoon Creek. No one was present at the time, but it is supposed that he had started out a raft of plank, below the dam, and instead of getting into the current was drawn into the dam and the raft upset, and Mr. H. disabled by the fall, as when found his head was considerably bruised. Mr. Halley was a young man, about thirty-five years of age, of industrious habits, and a good citizen.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 10, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                              Top of Page


Halley, Dr. Henry

     HALLEY - Dr. Henry Halley died Sunday, May 2, 1886, at 4 o’clock p.m. He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, April 27, 1827, and was therefore 59 years and 21 days of age. Worked for his father until he was 25 years of old; he was always of a friendly, sociable turn, although he had a quick temper - easy to get mad and quick to forgive; a great lover of company, either young or old. Made several trips on flat boats to New Orleans, in company with boy associates - making trips elsewhere, far and near, adding friends wherever he went.
     Was married to Miss Annie Sheets August 3, 1852, after which time he worked as a farmer, shoemaker, &c, until about 28 or 30 years ago, he commenced the study of medicine, under the instruction of Dr. W. K. Patton, of Mercerville, Ohio, for 5 or 6 years, after which time he began the practice himself.
     Was a skillful physician, and was very attentive to calls of his profession, when able to ride. His health gradually failed him for several years past; he was confined to his bed and chair for 80 days successively, before he died, during which time he was watched day and night, not being able to move from one to the other, without assistance. About 20 days before he passed away he was seized with something like dropsy, which lasted him about 12 days, when all left him without any known cause.
     During his last illness he suffered everything imaginable, almost, but never forgot in his severest sufferings, the great and good God who takes care of all, and carries us safely over the River of Death. He often spoke of the goodness of God when it seemed every breath would be his last. Was visited often by numerous associates, friends and neighbors, and always requested them to meet him in Heaven. Every care was taken to render him comfortable.
     To the above parents were born 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, all of whom survive him, except first born, who died at the age of 4 years, 11 months and 7 days, also 12 grandchildren.
     He was taken to Mercerville, O., followed by wife and children, mourners and friends. Funeral by Rev. J. E. Caldwell; text: “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” After which he was layed away in the Mercerville Cemetery to rest.
Friend, T. J. N.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 18, 1886
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Halley, James Buchanan

In Memoriam
James Buchanan Halley
     It has been the will of the Eminent Grand Commander on high to call home to Himself the spirt of James Buchanan Halley, son of Mrs. Ann Halley. James was born Oct. 20, 1858 and died March 14,1889. He leaves an aged mother, two sisters and three brothers and a large circle of relatives to mourn his sad demise. While they are bowing in humble submission to the mandate of Him who makes no mistakes, they realize that they have lost a noble son and loving brother; whose memory will remain forever green in their hearts.
     He was a well respected young man and nothing pleased him better during his sickness than to hear a song from a sister's lips. He had been in poor health for some years and was taken sick with typhoid fever. His sufferings and heavy burdens can never be described. His aged mother has lost an amiable son, for no matter what happened James always had a smile for Mother. Heavy sorrow leave deep scars, which we must carry to the mouth of the tomb. They do not wear out and memories of the dead are ever mournful memories. And yet we could not forget them if we would and would not if we could forget the smile of the loved one, the voice or music, the hands that were always reached forth to bless, doing ever good, kind deeds for us. The feet now fettered, which once went on missions of love! O never though memory should break the heart, we would not forget. Time, which does away with so many evils, bearing them from our pathway on wings, does not take away anything from the heavy sorrow. Often the weight of the burden beneath which the heart faints seems to increase instead of being lessened as the days go by. For in the first shock of our grief we do not realize the depth, height and breadth of our woe. With God all things are possible. He can recall the lost, the dead or give us nobler in their stead. He can ordain that the estranged and long parted shall meet again.
     The remains were interred in Mercerville graveyard. This is the second time in a little while that a similar affliction has visited this family. But amidst all their trials and afflictions we truly rejoice that their lot has been cast among Christian people, who show by their acts such a spirit of Christian generosity. For God's grace to the heart strips us of selfishness and makes a heart to feel for another and may it be God's will that the friends may all be spared the bitter trials that have encompassed this family. One thing shall comfort all their friends:

That he has gone to rest
No temptations snare his feet
No troubles cross his breast,
He was beloved by everyone
And his death has cast a gloom
Which time alone can...[missing text]
For none can...[missing text]

[Note: burial Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Township]

Gallipolis Tribune
March 14, 1889
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Halley, James Earnest

     James Earnest Halley, 78, of 1116 Sunset Dr., died Wednesday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 31, 1907 at Bladen to the late Ura Otis and Savannah Lewis Halley. He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Opal M. Johnson.
     Also surviving are one son, Roland Halley of Columbus, three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Wanda) Plant of Columbus, Mrs. John (Linda) Hill of Farmington, Mich., Mrs. Richard (Anne) Alder of Roseville, Ga., three sisters, Mrs Essie (Margarite) Wilson of Springfield, Mrs. Jessie (Gusta) Johnson, and Mrs. John (Grace) Hawkins, both of Columbus and 10 grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church and attended the First Nazarene Church. He was also a member of Humbolt Lodge 476 of Columbus and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Nazarene Church with Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 11, 1985
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Jennie [Waterson]

Halley Funeral Set For 2 [o'clock] Friday at Providence
Decedent Born 68 Years Ago At Beaver Falls
     Only brief mention could be made in Tuesday's paper of the death of Mrs. Jennie Halley, wife of Lee Halley, which occurred at 1:15 p.m. after a long illness, at their home on Brandstetter Heights.
     Mrs. Halley was born in Beaver Falls, PA, on Jan. 22, 1875 and her age was 68 years and 18 days. When she was quite young her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Waterson, moved to Mason County and she lived there until her marriage on June 30, 1901.
     She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Ross (Gladys) Goodwin of Columbus, who had spent a great deal of time with her Mother during her illness; a son, Harold of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Robert Halley of the U.S. Navy and Bonnie Louise Halley of Columbus; the aged and feeble mother of Milton RD. There are five surviving sisters, Mrs. Esther Rowsey, Mrs. Lizzie Jolly, Mrs. Uticia Conrad, Mrs. Flossie Fisher, all of Mason County and Mrs. Maria Gooldin of Bladen and many other relatives.
     Mrs. Halley was a member of the United Brethren Church of Mason County.  Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at Providence Church, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Interment will be made by Coleman R. Halley under the auspices of the Royal Neighbors.

[Note: stone...died 1943. Death Certificate...Hannah Virginia Halley born June 21, 1875 Beaver Falls, PA; died Feb. 9, 1943 Gallia County. Parents Anderson Waterson and Sarah Reid]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Halley, Jesse

Jesse Halley
     Mr. Jesse Halley died at his home near Thevenin last Sunday, aged about 70 years. He was a nice old gentleman, highly respected by all who knew him. Besides a wife, whose maiden name was Plymale, he leaves the folloing children: Galena, Lucretia, Louise, Mary, Rhoda, Emma, Lafayette, Ernest, Sanford and Emory. The last sad rites were performed Monday forenoon by Rev. John Porter.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 8, 1904
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Halley, John R.

IN LOVING MEMORY
     Another one called home. John R. Halley, son of Frank and Nancy Halley, was born Aug. 3, 1872, in Greenup County, Ky., and departed this life Oct 18, 1919, at his home near Bladen, aged 47 years, 2 months and 15 days.
     When a small boy his parents moved to Gallia County where he has since resided, having been a resident of this place for about 27 years. He suffered an attack of influenza last Spring, from which he never fully recovered. Other diseases developed and he gradually failed until he was compelled to quit work, yet he kept active for a time, trying to exercise by taking walks to regain his strength, but all in vain. Tuberculosis of the bones, developed and caused his death, just in the prime of life and when needed by his family most.
     He was married to Ola D. Walters of Swan Creek, daughter of the late Herman Walters and Nancy Walters, Sept. 5, 1899. To this union were given six children, one having preceded him in death, Roy Allen.
     The following surviving ones are left to mourn their loss; his devoted wife who cared for his every want during his long illness, never leaving him only when extremely necessary, five children, Conrad F., John H., Lorena Gertrude, Leslie Carl and Nannie Fay, his aged mother, one brother and one sister, Samuel T. Halley of South Webster, Ohio and Mrs. Etta Fisher of Reger, Mo., with a host of relatives and friends.
     But we sorrow not as those who have no hope, as he has left the evidence that he was a child of God. He was a devoted husband and father, a good son and brother, a kind neighbor and friend.
He had fulfilled all the requirements essential to a new life, being converted in 1911 during a revival at Bethel under the ministry of Rev. Dailey. He joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and with his companion was baptized by Rev. Ira Sheets.
     He has lived a faithful and consistent Christian, never murmuring or complaining. He bore his sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude. All was done that loving hands and medical skill could do to save the loved one, but God in His mercy knows best, so we must say Thy will be done, not mine.

One by one our hopes grow brighter
As we near the shining shore,
For we know across the river
Wait the loved ones gone before.

     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel Lewis, and burial at Swan Creek Chapel by J. W. Stevers.

Gallipolis paper
Oct. 18, 1919
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Halley, John William


John Halley Dies At 74
    
John William Halley, 74, a resident of Kanauga, died in Holzer hospital at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. He had been a patient there for 33 days and his condition had been critical for over the past week.
     He was a native of this county, having been born on May 17, 1883, near Mercerville. He spent the greater part of his life in that community where he engaged in farming. He had lived at Kanauga for the past 22 years.
     Halley was married to the former Florence Henry in Gallipolis in 1920 and she survives along with the following children, Robert of Kanauga; Mrs. Helen Reynolds, Rt. 2 Vinton; Mrs. Bonnie Coble of Busnell, Fla.; Mrs. Pauline Singletary of Mayo, Fla.; Charles, Ray, Elmer, Richard and Mrs. Thelma Besalco, all of New York State. There are 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Miller’s Home for Funerals, but the day and hour have not been set awaiting the arrival of the daughters from Florida. Rev. Kenneth Betz will officiate and burial will be at Mercerville.

[Note: 5/17/1883 - 3/26/1958. His funeral was held on Saturday, March 29, 1958 at 10: a.m. at Miller’s Home for Funerals per the funeral calling card.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 27, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Joseph Damron

     JOSEPH DAMRON HALLEY – Seventeen years old, of near Bladen, O., will be buried today. Funeral services will be conducted from the Bethel Church of Bladen at 2 o’clock. Burial will be at a cemetery near there. Mr. Halley died at his home Friday. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. U.O. Halley, two brothers, Earnest Halley of Bladin and E. Stanley Halley of Ravenswood, W. Va., and four sisters, Mrs. J.E. Wilson of Huntington; Mrs. S.E. Saunders of Thioner, O., and Mrs. B.E. Ross and Mrs. Jesse G. Johnson of Bladin.

Newspaper unknown
Hand-dated Feb. 6, 1928
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Joseph H.

J. H. Halley, 61, Succumbs
     Joseph H. Halley, 61, Eureka, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness.
     Born Oct. 25, 1911 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Alzora Halley and Mrs. Osa Halley of Eureka. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rosalie Hudgins of LeNoir City, Tenn., several nieces and a nephew. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville with Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Unknown publication in Brossard Library in Gallipolis
Nov. 1, 1972
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI


Halley, Josie Lois

Mercerville, O., July 3, 1892
     HALLEY - Josie Lois, daughter of Ross and Melissa Halley, departed this life July 3, 1891, aged 7 years, 10 months and 12 days. So bright, lively and loveable was our darling Josie that the separation which we have, for a time to bear, causes our hearts to ache in deepest woe. But even in our great sorrow, our spirits are sometimes permitted to forget worldly affliction and rejoice in knowing that although our darling Josie is gone before us, she is now in the full enjoyment of the glorious presence and love of Jesus, and the association of all the good who have passed from toils and pains to reward and bliss. To use her own words, “Jesus cares for me,” and “I want to go to Jesus” only tells us of the love and care which Jesus has for the tender lambs, in permitting them to realize, even in their latest hours on earth, that death is not a great ocean to cross; but just shutting our physical eyes to earth and opening our spiritual eyes to heaven, God knows best! And we bow to His will, but not without the cry that even God himself made, “Tis hard to give thee up.”

“Jesus Cares For Me!”

My life is in His keeping,
In Him I put my trust;
I am listening for His summon,
When He says, come, I must.

Although “Papa, I love you,”
You would not keep me here;
For “I want to go home” to Jesus,
And meet all my friends so dear.

“Cortez, you take care of all my things,
And feed my kitty, too;”
For “I’m going home to Jesus;
Won’t you come, Cortie, too?”


“I want nothing more to play with,”
My Saviour needs me now;
I’m going to His bosom,
There I’ll see little Dow;

And together there in Glory,
Little Dow and I will wait,
For all our friends we now are leaving,
To enter the golden gate.

And when you gain glory with us,
To enjoy all of Heaven’s store,
There we’ll live for ave with Jesus,
And praise God forevermore.
                         Ross Halley

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 9, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Lawrence E

     Services for Lawrence E. Halley, 82, Rt. 1, Crown City, will be Friday, 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call today 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers for the service will be Roger Puckett, Jim Swain, Ron Willis, Charles Brumfield, Mike Dennison and Roy Lee Bickle.

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


Halley, Lenore Catherine [Burnette]

Mrs. Halley, 82, Dies
Burial in Mercerville
     Mrs. Lenore Catherine Halley, 82, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie Ensley, of 2025 Fourth Avenue, Huntington. Funeral services will be held at 1 Sunday at Pilgrim Holiness Church, 20th Street and Ninth Avenue. Burial at Mercerville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, November 10, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Lillie [Waugh]

     Mrs. Lillie E. Halley, 83, formerly of Huntington, died Wednesday in an Ironton hospital after a long illness.    Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beard Mortuary by the Rev. R. J. Chenoweth Jr. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery, Gallia County. She was born Aug. 5, 1892, in Gallia Conty, a daughter of the late C. A. and Eva Clark Waugh. She was a member of the Daughters of America and was preceded in death by her husband, C. M. (Jack) Halley, who died in 1958, and by a son, John H. Halley who died in 1972.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hartie Justine Clark of Farmington, Mich.; one son, William E. Halley of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Pluma W. Murray, of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Mrs. Kathy Rice and John Halley of Huntington, David Halley of Sutton, W. Va. and Mrs. Sue Chaffin of South Point; and three great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Publication unknown
d. March 31, 1976
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                     Top of Page


Halley, Mary [Graham]

     Mary Lou Halley, 55, of Crown City, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1993 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crown City Methodist Church. She also attended Bethlehem Church. Born April 23, 1938 in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of Opal Simm Graham and the late Clovis O. Graham.
     Survivors include her mother, who resides in Crown City; her husband, Bobby L. Halley, whom she married April 23, 1957 in Northup; two sons, Barry O Halley and Eric S. Halley, both of Crown City; two brothers, Richard Graham of Gallipolis and Danny D. Graham of Lake Worth, FL; one sister, Kathryn (Curtis) Sheets of Crown City; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Desany Halley of Crown City; one grandson, Shawn Halley of Crown City; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Andrea Parson of Crown City.
     Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Willis Funeral Home where services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Revs. Russell Taylor and Curtis Sheets officiating.

Times-Sentinel
Oct. 10, 1993
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Halley, Melissa Porter

Mrs. Melissa Porter Halley, 90, Old-Time Teacher, Dies In Hospital
     Mrs. Melissa Porter Halley, 90, died at 2:30 a. m. today in Holzer Hospital of a heart ailment. She had had flu for three weeks, but had been taken Thursday night to the hospital in the Miller’s Home for Funerals ambulance.
     Oldest resident of Chambersburg, Mrs. Halley taught school as long ago as 70 years or more in West Virginia and Ohio, having had schools in all sections of Gallia County. When she first taught in West Virginia she received a certificate which previously had been granted only to men, and some observers expressed the belief that she may have been the first woman certified teacher in the neighbor state.
     Mrs. Halley was born Sept. 5, 1858, at Sample’s Landing, Gallia County, to Daniel Topas and Nancy Wilson Porter, and she married Samuel T. Halley, who died in 1929.
     She was the last of the children of Daniel T. Porter to die, but she is survived by two daughters and a son: Miss Cecil Vivian Halley, Youngstown school teacher; Mrs. Nina Beryl McCormick, Montreal, Can.; and Paul Porter Halley, Chambersburg. One grandchild, Chester, Montreal, also survives.
     Afternoon Sunday and until 12:30 p. m. Monday the body will be at the home of her nephew, Jim Porter, 917 Fourth Ave., where friends may call. The body will lie in state at Bethel Church, back of Bladen, until the funeral hour, 2 p. m. Monday. The Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate and burial will be made by Coleman R. Halley in Bethel Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
1949
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Halley, Melissa

Porter Rites For Mrs. Halley Fill Bethel Church
     Bethel Church, back of Bladen, was filled Monday afternoon by friends, neighbors and relatives of 90-year old Melissa Porter Halley who was buried by Coleman R. Halley in the hilltop cemetery. The Rev. Charles Lusher preached, and the Swan Creek Grange quartet - Leslie Gothard, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Sheets, and Emmett Sheets - sang. Pallbearers were all relatives of the decedent: Ernie Day, and four nephews, John, Tom, Clyde, and Jim Porter, and grandnephew, Jimmy Porter.

[Note: from stone 1858 - 1949]

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


Halley, Mildred Marie [Adams]

Bladen Woman Dies Here Sunday Evening.
     Mrs. Connard Halley, 27, whose home was below Bladen, died at the Holzer Hospital at 4:30 last evening. She had been a medical patient there for four weeks, but in poor health much longer, and death was due to a heart affection [sic], it was said.
     Her maiden name was Mildred Marie Adams, and she was born and reared at Rockland, Ohio, across the river from Parkersburg. She is survived by her husband, a son and her father.
     A short funeral service will be held at the home of Mrs. Ola Halley, mother of Connard Halley, near Bladen at 10 o’clock Tuesday. From there the body will be conveyed to Rockland for burial by Undertaker C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 22, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Norma E. [Jeffers]

Norma Halley
     Norma E. Halley, 79, Eureka, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She had been in failing health approximately six months.
     She was born Dec. 28, 1897 in Clay Twp., Gallia County, to the late James E. and Clara Nibert Jeffers. She married Cecil E. Halley Nov. 3, 1917. He preceded her in death June 26, 1966.
     Survivors include one son and one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Jeffers, Eureka and Wendell, Hebron; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, Hugh, Sardis; Ralph, Rt. 2, Crown City; Eustace, Eureka, and Mrs. George (Addie) Gothard, Eureka.
     She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the church women's society.
     Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Poling officiating. Burial will be in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Publication unknown
January 12, 1979
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Halley, Ola Della

Mrs. John Halley Dies At Bladen
Funeral Is Set For 1:30 [P.M.] Sunday At Swan Creek Chapel
     Mrs. Ola Della Halley, widow of John R. Halley, died suddenly at the family home at Bladen at 5:10 a.m. Thursday of a heart attack. Her age was 65 years and 23 days. Mrs. Halley had been in frail health a number of years but her death came as a shock to her family and neighbors.
     Surviving her are these children, Connard F. Halley, Pittsburgh; John H. Halley, Zanesville; Leslie C. Halley, who has been at home since his discharge from the Navy, and Mrs. Roy Jeffers, Akron. Two grandchildren, after the death of their mother, lived with the grandmother, Mrs. Vance K. Jeffers and Richard H. Halley, now of Akron. There are four other grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister Mrs. John Raike, Shrewsbury, WV; two brothers, Charles and "Bruz" Walters, both of Eureka.
     The body will be at the family home after 6 o'clock this evening. Funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: Stone..1889-1946. Death Certificate born April 4, 1881, died May 2, 1946; 65 years, 23 days. Parents Harman Walters and Nancy Woodward. Burial Swan Creek Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Halley, Ola Della

Mrs. Ola Halley Dies Thursday
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ola Della Halley, age 65, died suddenly at her home at Bladen Thursday evening. Mrs. Halley’s unexpected death was attributed to a heart ailment, although she had not been in good health for several years.
     Surviving her are the following sons and daughter: Connard F. Halley, Zanesville; Leslie C. Halley, recently discharged from the U. S. Navy and at home; and Mrs. Roy Jeffers, Akron. Two grandchildren reared by Mrs. Halley after the death of their mother are Mrs. Vance K. Jeffers and Richard H. Halley, now of Akron. There are four other grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a sister, Mrs. John Raike, Shrewsbury, W. Va.; two brothers, Charles and Bruxton Walters, both of Eureka.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Swan Creek Chapel, with burial following in the cemetery there.

Athens Sunday Messenger
May 5, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Opal M. [Johnson]

       Opal M. Johnson Halley, 87, Powell, OH, formerly of Gallipolis, Sunday, August 5, 2001 at Kobacker House. Born May 8, 1914 in Gallia County to the late Chauncey L. and Ruth Elliott Johnson. Retired State of Ohio and attended First Church of the Nazarene in Gallipolis.
     Preceded in death by husband James E. Halley on July 10, 1985, 4 brothers Clarence E. Johnson, Junior Johnson, Harold Johnson and Vance Johnson and 1 sister Bonnie Swindler. Survived by 1 son, Rolland L. (Sue) Halley, Columbus; 3 daughters, Wanda (Donald) Plant, Powell, Linda (John) Hill, Surprise, Ariz. and Anne M. Alder, Roswell, Ga.; 9 grandchildren, Bradford (Katie) Halley, Columbus, Paige Halley, Columbus, Cindy (Dan) Moffit, Clarkston, Mich., Robin (Kris) Hill, Bakersfield, Calif., Richard (Renita) Alder, Marietta, Ga., Timothy (Dawn) Plant, Powell, Tricia (Les) Granger, Marietta, Ga., Natalie Alder, Roswell, Ga. and Jeffrey (Lori) Alder, Lynchburg, Va.; 7 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Clark, Gahanna, Tressa (Marland) Cremeens, Gallipolis, Addie (Edmund) D'Andrea, Columbus and Barbara (Michel) Huber, Philadelphia, Pa.; brothers, Kenneth (Mary Ellen) Johnson, Merrill (Jane Ann) Johnson and Billy Joe Johnson, all of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
     Family will receive friends at the CREMEENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 75 Grape St., Gallipolis on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2001 in the First Church of the Nazarene, Gallipolis. Rev. Jim Lusher and Rev. Bob Fulton officiating. Interment on Johnson family plot in Pine Street Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Riverside/Grant Hospice, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Oh. 43214-3998.

The Columbus Dispatch
Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Osa Edna [Lanthorn]

Mrs. Halley Dies Monday
     Osa Edna Halley, 95, 76 Court St., formally of Eureka, died at 4 a.m. Monday at Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born Feb. 16, 1881 in Gallia County to the late Joseph and Mary Lanthorn. She married Alzora Halley July 2, 1901. He preceded her in death in 1955.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Hudgins, Lenoir City, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Lesta Gatewood, Crown City; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 10 great- great- grandchildren. Three sons, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mercerville Baptist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
9 Aug 1976
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch                                                                        Top of Page


Halley, Patrick Henry

     Patrick Henry Halley, 59, whose home is near Bladen, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, 1934, from heart trouble after a year's illness. Funeral services were at the family home Sunday morning by Rev. Lee Wallace, burial in the King cemetery.
     He leaves his wife, Mrs. Etta Williams Halley, three daughters, Mrs. Sherman Lane, Mrs. Charles Lambert and Mrs. Carl Gothard, ten grandchildren, his step-father, Hugh P. Halley and two brothers, G. Oscar Halley of Bladen and Chauncey Halley of Huntington.

[Note: from stone date of birth 1874]

Gallipolis paper
September 28, 1934
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Halley, Patrick Henry

P. H. Halley Passes. Funeral Sunday Morning
     Patrick Henry Halley died Friday afternoon about 3:30 at his home near Bladen at the age of fifty-nine. Death was caused from heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past year. Surviving are his wife, Etta Williams Halley and three daughters, Virgie, wife of Sherman Lane, Mary, who married Charles Lambert and Evelyn, who is Mrs. Carl Gothard, all living in the neighborhood of the parents. He also leaves ten grandchildren, his aged stepfather, Hugh P. Halley and two brothers, G. Oscar Halley, Bladen, and Chauncey (Jack) Halley, of Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. Lee Wallace of Dam 26. Burial will be by F. L. Stevers in the King Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 29, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Raymond "Pat"

Pat Halley Dies Monday Night
     Raymond "Pat" Halley, 39, Crown City, died in the Meigs General Hospital Monday evening at 5:55. Pat, as he was familiarly known by a host of friends  was an operator of heavy machinery. He was operating a bulldozer and scoop on a road construction job at Tuppers Plains in Meigs County when he was stricken with a heart ailment Monday morning and was removed to the hospital. His wife and mother-in-law were with him yesterday afternoon at the hospital and his sudden passing was a great shock to all who knew him.
     Raymond Halley was the son of Mrs. Ella Brumfield Halley and the late Morgan Halley. Oct. 11, 1940 he married Eva Clark; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah T. Clark, Bladen. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. Scott Westerman, Methodist minister, in Gallipolis. Pat was a devoted family man and spent most of his non-working hours with his wife and three little daughters, Damaris Ann, 9, Ramona Lee, 7, and Dianna Kay, 4. Besides those mentioned he leaves two brothers and four sisters; Homer Halley, Lawrence Halley, Mrs. Webster Sheets, Mrs. Roy Bickle and Mrs. Clint Farly all Crown City and Mrs. Hillie Pinkerman, Bladen.
     The body will be at his late home after 6 p.m. Wednesday. From 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday the body will lie in state at the Crown City Methodist Church. The Rev. Marvin Turner, Crown City, assisted by the Rev. Richard DeWitt, Letart Falls, will conduct the services. Burial Will be made in the Crown City Cemetery under the direction on F.L. Stevers Funeral Home.

[Note: Born:   1912; Died: October 1951]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Halley, Robert H.

     Robert Harrison "Bob" Halley, 75, Crown City, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 3, 1922 in Gallia County, son of the late Victor S. and Edith B. Slater Halley, he was a school bus driver for the Gallia County Schools and was retired from the Gallia County Highway Department.
     He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert E. "Bobby" Halley, two sisters, Elizabeth Halley and Ruth Ward and a brother, Vance Leon Halley.
     Surviving are his wife, Mabel Mooney Halley, a daughter, Brenda Spurlock of Crown City; four grandchildren; three brothers, Jake Halley of Tennessee, Virgil Halley of Williamsport and Larry Halley of Bidwell and three sisters, Betty Lane of Crown City, Audrey Halley of Gallipolis and Pat Clark of Columbus.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Warner and the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in the Victory Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the services. A military flag presentation will be made at the cemetery by the VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 6, 1998 Page 3, Col. 2
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                                 Top of Page


Halley, Robert Lewis

Young Child Dies at Home at Porter
     GALLIPOLIS - Robert Halley, four-months-old son of Ensign and Mrs. Myron Halley, died Thursday night at the home at Porter. He had been critically ill for weeks and was a patient at the Holzer Hospital for sometime.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home of the paternal grandmother, Mrs. S. C. Halley, Porter. Burial will be made here in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 2, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Ross

Ross Halley Dies at Mercerville
Funeral for Well Known Resident Held Monday
Long a Public School Teacher

     Mr. Ross Halley, long a teacher and former member of the board of school examiners, died at his home in Mercerville Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 1933. He had been in an invalid condition for six months past. Mr. Halley was born 79 years ago on Sandfork in Lawrence county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Halley. An only surviving brother is John Halley, of Lathrop, Athens county.
     Mr. Halley’s wife, Melissa Phillips Halley, died on Jan. 10, 1928. Surviving children are Elmer Halley of Fairmont, W. Va., Cecil C. Halley of Crown City, Solomon C. Halley of Pinegrove, William D. Halley of Parkersburg, Heber M. Halley of Cleveland, Coleman R. Halley and Harlan H. Halley of Mercerville.
     Mr. Halley was a school teacher in all his active years. He taught for 51 terms, and during that time served long on the county board of examiners. He had a wide acquaintanceship and many warm friendships.
     On March 18, 1933, a great tragedy entered his life when his only daughter, Hazel, wife of Mr. John H. Harrison, and their daughter Eileen, aged 9, were drowned in the Ohio river in front of their home in this city. Mr. Halley never recovered from the shock of their death.
     Funeral services were held Monday morning at Mercerville church by Rev. Ira J. Sheets, interment following there.

[Note: b. 1854, buried in Mercerville Cemetery]

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Saturday November 11, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Halley, S. C.

S.C. Halley, 56, Died at Porter This Morning
Funeral Services Set For 2 Sunday--Burial Here
    Solomon C. Halley, 56, scion of a well known Guyan Township family, died at 9:50 this morning at his home in Porter. He had been ill a year, suffering from a malignant ailment and it was known that his condition was rather hopeless ever since he was taken home after spending a period in the Holzer Hospital last October.
     Mr. Halley was formerly a teacher at Porter, Northup and perhaps other places in the county, but he had been employed at the O.H.E. for six or eight years prior to the beginning of his last illness.
     He was a son of the late C. Ross Halley, veteran teacher and Melissa Phillips Halley and was born in Guyan May 8, 1886, He is survived by his wife, Cleon Blazer Halley; three children, Marjorie of Dayton; Myron at home and Mrs. Hazel Dorsey of Rittman, Ohio; two grandchildren, Roderick Dorsey of Rittman and Richard Dean Halley and these six brothers; Cecil C. Halley, Crown City and Gallipolis; head of the Gallia County Division of Aid for Aged; Elmer E. Halley, Fairmont WV; Harlan Halley, Springfield; William D. Parkersburg; Coleman R, Funeral Director, Mercerville and Heber M. Halley, Cleveland.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Porter Methodist Church by Rev. J.L. Stephenson and Rev. Mr. Brown. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by J.L. Coleman and Son.
     The decedent was a member of the Northup Baptist Church. His grandfather, William R. Halley, was born in this county more than 120 years ago and his mother's ancestors were pioneers of this county and Lawrence and he was named for his grandfather, Solomon Phillips.

[Note: from stone..died Aug 27, 1942. ]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Halley, Samuel

Samuel Halley, Retired Mail Carrier, Died
Funeral Is Set For 2:30 Wednesday Crown City
     Samuel D. Halley, retired rural mail carrier, died at 10:15 Sunday forenoon at his home in Crown City. He had been in failing health a long time and was treated at the Holzer Hospital for some weeks last year.
     By reason of his long service, his interest and activity in public affairs, and his friendly and jovial nature, Mr. Halley was known throughout the county. He made an excellent record as a mail carrier, according to a sketch written by W. A. Lanier, then postmaster, and published in these columns.
     Mr. Halley is survived by his wife, who was Maude Cooper, and two daughters, Mrs. S. T. (Tressie) Watts and Miss Lettie Halley. There are five grandchildren and one surviving sister, Mrs. John Saunders, Raccoon Island.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the...[remainder of text missing]

[Note: dates from stone in Crown City cemetery, Guyan Twp., 1867-1942]

Gallipolis newspaper
1942
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                            Top of Page


Halley, Sanford A.

Sanford Halley Dies During Heart Attack
     GALLIPOLIS - Sanford A. Halley, 72, died at his home, 914 Second Ave., Thursday night.  He suffered a heart attack and died almost instantly while seated in a chair at his home. He was a son of Jesse and Theodosia Plymale Halley and was born and reared in the lower end of Gallia County.
     He and Mrs. Halley had spent Thursday at Wilkesville, where they had lived until about three years ago when they moved to Gallipolis. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Halley was a member of the Middleport camp of the United Spanish-American Veterans.
     He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Galena Wickline, of Huntington, a brother, Emory Halley, Gallipolis and a sister, Mrs. Louise Angles, Lebanon, O. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 24, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Halley, Shannon

Death of Shannon Halley
     Mr. Shannon Halley of Clay township, near Yellow Town, died Sunday evening about 6: o’clock of apoplexy or paralysis. He was found in the morning lying on the ground near the barn, and in being carried into the house died that evening. Physicians could do nothing for him.
     His funeral will be conducted at St. Nicholas Church Tuesday morning at 11: o’clock by Rev. W. E. Ewing, the burial following at the same place by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Halley was about 55 years of age and is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Northup, and by four children, Mrs. Clara Cooper, H. P. Halley, teacher of Mill Creek School, Clay at home and a single daughter at home whose name we can’t recall. [Emma] Mr. Halley was one of the finest men in the country well liked by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 22, 1912
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Halley, Silas E.

Silas E. Halley, 84, Dies Near Thivener
    
Silas E. Halley died after three days’ illness at his home near Thivener yesterday. His age was 84 years, 6 months, 3 days. His wife was Lucetta Thivenen Halley. He is survived by two sons, C. M. (Ted) Halley, now living at Vinton, and Virgil Halley and there are seven grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel under Jr. O. U. A. M. auspices at 1 o’clock Wednesday. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate. Burial at St. Nicholas by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

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


Halley, Stanley

     Stanley "Pap" Halley, 88, 804 29th St., Vienna, W.Va., died Monday in Arlington Health Facility, Parkersburg, W.Va.
Born Feb. 14, 1897, at Bladen, son of the late U.S. and Savannah Halley, he retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he served as a locksman and diver, after 45 years.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Grace) Dodson of Vienna; a son, James Edward Halley of Fort Pierce, Fla; a brother, James Ernest Halley of Gallipolis; three sisters, Marguerite Wilson of Springifeld, Grace Hawkins of Pataskala, and Gusta Johnson of Columbus, and nine grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Corrine Marie Halley; by a daughter, Ruth Henry; by two sons, Pinky Halley and Frank Halley; and by two brothers and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Malcolm Broome officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood (W.Va.) Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight and all day Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
[June 1985]
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Halley, Thedotia [Plymale]

Mrs. Halley Dead
     Mrs. Theodotia Halley, wife of Jesse Halley, aged 80, died in Gallipolis Saturday night at the home of her son-inlaw, Mr. Richard Rader. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Yellowtown, the interment following in the Cottrell cemetery.

[Note: Born: Jan. 21, 1834; Died: June 20, 1914]

Gallia Times
June 24,1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Halley, Thomas Lee

T. Lee Halley Passes; Rites Are Tuesday
     Thomas Lee Halley, known best as Lee Halley, whose home was in Brandstetter Heights, died at 7:20 o’clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He entered the hospital two weeks ago and underwent a major operation. His recovery had seemed assured, though yesterday he did not feel quite as well as he had been, and he succumbed suddenly and unexpectedly to a heart condition.
     Mr. Halley was 72 years old and was retired some years ago as an employee of the Columbus and Southern Electric Company. He had served both as a lineman and a repairman.

Host of Warm Friends
     He was a jovial, companionable man, with a host of warm friends about town and in the country; and his loved ones and old cronies are extremely saddened today by his passing.
Decedent was a son of Hugh P. Halley and was born January 1, 1875. Forty-seven years ago he married Jennie Watterson, and she died five years ago.

Son, Daughter Survive
     They are survived by a son, Harold Halley, Cincinnati, and daughter, Mrs. Ross (Gladys) Goodwin, Columbus, both of whom were here during most of the period of their father’s illness. There are two grandchildren, Robert and Bonnie Lou Halley, Columbus, and three brothers, F. R. and J. B. Halley, Bladen, and A. V. Halley, Eureka.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Church, of which Mr. Halley was a member. Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate. Burial in Providence Cemetery by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Tribune
1947
Transcribed by Lew Casey
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Halley, Tracy Morgan

Morgan Halley Died Wednesday; Rites 1:30 Sunday
    
Funeral services for Morgan Halley, who died Wednesday at the Athens State hospital will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (fast time) at the Mercerville Church by Rev. Earl Cremeens. The body will be taken Saturday afternoon to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Webster Sheets, below Mercerville and a short distance off Route 218.
     Mr. Halley was about 58 years old and had been in distressingly ill health for the past twenty years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Brumfield Halley, three sons; Lawrence, Raymond and Homer Halley, all of this county; and three daughters, besides Mrs. Sheets, mentioned above, Mrs. Hazel Farley of Akron, Mrs. Elva Pinkerman of Crown City and Mrs. Margaret Ours at home with her mother.

[Note: 2/19/1886 - 5/19/1943; Age 57 yrs. 3 mos. He was the son of Lewis P. & Emma Halley.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 20, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Halley, Ura Otis

     Ura Otis Halley was born in Gallia county, Ohio, October 11, 1868 and departed this life, October 31, 1932, at the Holzer hospital, aged 64 years and 20 days. Mr. Halley's sickness was of short duration.  God's finger touched him on Wednesday, October 26 and on the following Monday afternoon at 2:30 his soul slipped its mooring and sailed out across the bar as quiet and peaceful as though he had fallen asleep.  Everything was done that human hands could do to avert his going.
     Mr. Halley was always of a kind and friendly disposition toward all, ever ready to help his community any time or in case of sickness.  He was a good citizen and neighbor and his passing will be a distant loss to the community.  He was a member of Gallia Lodge F. & A.M. of Chambersburg and member of Jr. O.U.A.M. and I.O.O.F. of Bladen and a member of Swan Creek Grange.
     On April 8, 1895, he was united in marriage to Savannah F. Lewis, and to this union was born 10 children, four boys and six girls.  Two boys, Calvin O. and Joseph D. and a daughter, Clementine F., preceded their father in death several years ago.  The living children are, Mrs. B.W. Ross and James Halley of Bladen, Stanley Halley of Eureka, Mrs. Shirley Saunders of Thivener, Mrs. Jessie Johnson of Crown City, Mrs. Essa Wilson of Huntington and Mrs. John Hawkins of Middleport.  Surviving also is his devoted companion, mother, three brothers, one sister and nineteen grandchildren.
          Where a star quenched on high, forever would its light.
             Still streaming downward through the sky, beam on our mortal sight,
             So when a good man dies, for years beyond his kin,
             The light he leaves behind him, lies upon the paths of men.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 1932
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Halley, Ura Otis (Dick)

     A crowd estimated at from 800 to 1200 attended the funeral service of Squire U.O. Halley at Bethel, back of Bladen, Wednesday afternoon.The rites were conducted by Rev. E.L. Miller of Eureka and Rev. Lee Wallace of Mason County.
     Mr. Halley is survived by his wife, Savannah Lewis Halley and seven children: Mrs. J.E. Wilson, Huntington; Mrs. Bert Ross, Bladen; Mrs. Jesse Johnson, Crown City; Mrs. Shirley Saunders, Thivener; Mrs. John Hawkins, Middleport; Stanley and Ernest, Bladen; also his mother, Mrs. H.P. Halley, three brothers, a sister and 19 grandchildren.

[Note: He died October 31, 1932 and is buried at Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Twp.]

Gallia County newspaper
November 1932
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Halley, Virgil J.

     Virgil J. Halley, 65, of Williamsport, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, in Grant Medical Center, Columbus. Born Dec. 26, 1932 in Gallia County, son of the late Victor Halley and Edith Slater Halley, he was retired fro the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Heber Lodge 501, F & AM, the VFW and the Pickaway County Coonhunters Association and was a ACHA representative.
     Surviving are his wife, Ruby Wolford Halley; a daughter, Iris (Dean) Darst of Ashville; two sons, Dwight (Tami) Halley of Williamsport and Jerry Lee (Brenda) Halley of New Holland; four grandchildren, Johnathan and Alaina Darst and Lisa and Judy Halley; two sisters, Betty Layne of Crown City and Shirley Clark of Columbus and two brothers, Jake Halley of Tennessee and Larry Halley of Bidwell. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ariene Gail and by three sisters and two brothers.
     Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wellman Funeral Home, 1455 North Court Street, Circleville, from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998 and at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral Home from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 22, 1998 Page 3, Col. 1
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                                 Top of Page


Halley, Wealthy

IN MEMORIAM
Wealthy Halley 
     At ten o'clock Sunday morning Feb. 10th., at the residency of Mr. Frank Halley, near Slater, Ohio, the "pate boatsman" moved his phantom bark and claimed as a voyager across the mystic river, Wealthy Halley, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs. Frank Halley. Her beloved parents, brothers and friends went down with her to the shadowy shore and

They heard the dip of the golden oars,
And caught a glimpse of the snowy sail,
But lo, she had passed from their yearning hearts;
She had crossed the stream and gone for are,
They saw not the angels that met her there,
Nor the gates of the city could they see,
But they knew she was safe on the other shore,
Where all the ransomed and angels be.

     The subject of this memoir was born February 15, 1877 in Ohio Township. She was of cheerful and affectionate disposition and was always healthy until stricken with typhoid fever. All that loving parents and kind friends could do was done, but God saw fit to call her home. To the ones that are left the home will seem lonely and the vacant chair will cause tears to fall in coming days; but remember that the same Jesus, who in days of His flesh, with His own soft hands, wiped away the tears from sorrowful eyes and brushed away the death dew from dying brows---Remember He is the same Jesus still, and will acquaint Himself with your grief and mingle His tears with yours.
     The remains were buried in Mercerville graveyard, Monday afternoon, at two o'clock. The words of that loving mother, when looking at her darling child for the last time, were words of consolation and sympathy to the rest of the stricken ones and taught all to look away from the body and the grave to the soul in its home far away among angels and with God.

It take that Omnipotence alone
Can heal the wound He gave;
Can point the careful grief-worn eyes
To scenes beyond the grave.

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


Halliday, James

James Halliday Dead

     James Halliday, 78, a native Gallia Countian and brother of Mrs. Myrtle Hanson of Columbus and Mrs. Charles H. McCormick of Green township died on Sept. 4 at Algiers, La., opposite New Orleans. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Laing Halliday. His wife and one daughter survive.

Gallia Times
Sept. 14, 1922
Transcribed by J. Farley


Halliday, Janet Scott

     Mrs. Janet Scott Halliday, mother of Mrs. JH. Ewing, died Saturday morning, April 1, 1905, after a long illness, aged 74 years. The funeral series were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Armentrout, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Mrs. Halliday was born in New Brunswick, her parents having come over from Scotland in 1830. They moved to Pomeroy in1836 and a short time after settled on a farm in Meigs county.
     She was married to James E. Braley in 1847, who died in 1864. By this marriage she became the mother of five children, one of whom J. E. Braley, of Athens, survive her. She was married to Samuel Halliday in 1866 and afterward located in Springfield township, one child, Mrs. Anna Jean Ewing, being born. Mrs. Halliday had been a member of the church since early childhood, and was a kind and charitable lady, a faithful wife and an indulgent mother. She had been an invalid for a long time but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude and gladly passed into the realms where pain and suffering are no more.

[Note: Listed as Jennie S. Halliday on cemetery records.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 7, 1905
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Halliday, Margaret E.

Aged Lady Dies in Home of Her Birth
Miss Margaret E Halliday Passes at Age of 70
     Miss Margaret E. Halliday died at her home, 218 Second Avenue Saturday March 26, 1927 after a long illness of hardening of the arteries at the age of 70 years. Miss Halliday was the daughter of the late Laing and Margaret Walker Halliday and died in the same home she was born. She was one of eight children, two sisters surviving, Mrs. C. H. McCormick of Fairfield and Mrs. Myrtie Hanson.
     She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church and a good Christian lady. Six nephews acted as pallbearers, T. W.; Earl and Edwin McCormick, Ed; Ira and Harry Mills. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. John Glenn with the burial in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 28, 1927
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Halliday, Mary [McCormick]

Mrs. Halliday Dead
One of the Prominent Ladies of this City Gone From Among Us
     It is with genuine sorrow that we record the death of Mrs. Mary Waddell McCormick Halliday, eldest daughter of the late John R. and Sarah R. McCormick. She passed from earth to life eternal this Monday morning, January 14, 1907, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Ernest Halliday on Court street with whom she made her home, at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 29 days.
     She was a Green township girl, bright and beautiful when young, and was united in marriage with, at that time, the dashing and popular young merchant John P. Halliday whose name in later years became identified with all the best and most prominent interests of this city. This was November 15, 1854, and we remember the wedding was the talk of the town. Fine people on both sides of the house everyone said and what a splendid couple, and what splendid prospects. O, but the world opened on their young married life with beauty and promises. That beauty and promise never faded in the love and affection that each bore for the other. When the sun went down and their lives closed, it seemed like one could almost see across the sky the trial of love their lives had left. No better friends, no truer people to God and their fellow creatures. If all that received kindnessess at their hands could raise up from the grave and elsewhere and proclaim it what a shout would go up.
     The fruit of this union are three surviving children, Frank J. Halliday, of Delaware, O., John Earnest Halliday, in whose arms she died, and Mrs. Wm. H. Harvey, Mente Ne., Arkansas. They were each left rich in the legacies of their love in life and death. Seven grand children and five great grand children survive who are not too young to feel the influence of their love.
     From youth up Mrs. Halliday was a member of the Methodist church and there have been years here when the church almost stood upon their contributions, and what they gave to it since starting out in life would be a fortune in itself. No one tells us these things. We know them. There are those who perhaps could tell us more than we know.
     Mr. Halliday died several years ago leaving his good wife to tread the wine press alone, and she had her sorrows and afflictions, but she bravely bore them. Her poor health for years kept her from church she loved, but it did not prevent her from being the same lovable, christian woman and mother, always concerned in the happiness of family and friends.
     The funeral will be conducted from her late home by Rev. Harry B. Lewis, assisted by her brother, Rev. John W. McCormick and Joy Halliday, her grandson. The interment will be by Wetherholt at Mound Hill Cemetery. Peace to the ashes of a most lovable woman.

[Note: Born 1833]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 14, 1907
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Halliday, Mary W.

Death of Mrs. Halliday
     Mrs. Mary W. Halliday died at the home of her son, Mr. J. E. Halliday, Monday morning, January 14, 1907 aged 73 years, 4 months and 29 days, after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Halliday was a daughter of the late John R. and Sarah R. McCormick and was born in Green township this county. She was married to the late John T. Halliday November 15, 1854. Mr. Halliday, who passed to the great beyond several years ago, was one of the leading merchants of Gallipolis for years.
     Three children blessed this union, Mr. Frank J. Halliday, of Delaware, O., Mr. J. Ernest Halliday, of Galllipolis, and Mrs. W. H. Harvey of Monte Ne, Ark., all of whom survive. Seven grand children and five great grand children also survive.
     Mrs. Halliday was a member of the Methodist church from early childhood and she and her husband always contributed liberally to its support. She was a most lovable lady, gentle, and refined, and always had a pleasant word for every one. She loved her home and famly and was always thoughtful of the comfort of others. Her health brings sorrow to a wide circle of friends who respected her many noble qualitites.
     The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, by Rev. H. B. Lewis, J. W. McCormic, and her grandson, Rev. Joy Halliday, and the interment followed at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. A large concourse of friends [rest cut off]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 18, 1907
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Halliday, Maude Dunbar

Mrs. Maude Dunbar Halliday, 78, descendant of French 500, Dies after Six Weeks' Heart Trouble
Funeral Scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at Same House in Which decedent Born - 63 Cedar St., Gallipolis With Private Committal Service in Mound Hill Lot
     Death ended today the six weeks illness from heart trouble of Mrs. Maude Dunbar Halliday, 78, widow of J. Ernest Halliday. She succumbed at 12:01 a.m. in Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient for one week today, having been flown from St. Petersburg, Fla., where she had spent the winter with her sister, Mrs. Sherwood (Frances) Moore. April 25 was also the date of death of her husband and of her father. J. Ernest Halliday died April 25, 1949, and Capt. Samuel A. Dunbar, her father, died April 25, 1918. Both Mr. Halliday and Capt. Dunbar were former postmasters of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the house in which she was born, Oct. 16, 1873 - 63 Cedar St., where her son, Pros. John F. Halliday and family now reside. The Rev. W. Cleveland Brown, Point Pleasant Episcopal rector, will officiate, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt Funeral Home after private committal services.
     Mrs. Halliday's mother was Frances Miller and her home at 63 Cedar was the old William C. Miller residence. Her grandmother, Mrs. William C. Miller, the former Caroline Newsome, was the daughter of Gabrielle Menager, only daughter of Clodius Menager.

Ancestor's Marriage First

     Clodius Menager was one of the French 500 who landed Oct. 17, 1790, in Gallipolis and his marriage to Mary Bobin was the first in the new settlement. Peter Menager, their son, was among the first natives of Gallipolis. It was Peter Menager's home where the Evans Supermarket now stands, that was the residence of Mrs. Halliday for the later years of her life.
     Mrs. Halliday is survived, besides her son, by two daughters, Mrs. Boyd (Frances) Cherry, Westport, Conn., who was due to arrive today, and Mrs. Joe (Lady) Penfold, Denver Colo., who will arrive tomorrow. Another Son, Lieut. Tom D. Halliday, was killed in action Oct. 6, 1918, in France in World War I. Besides Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Halliday is survived by another sister, Mrs. William D. (Carrie ) McElhinney, Columbus.

Resident of Court St.

     Much of Mrs. Halliday's married life was spent in the Court St. house now occupied by Miller's Home for Funerals. Decedent was a member of the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Halliday's father was co-owner of the Gallipolis wharfboat several decades ago, the Nevis and Dunbar wharfboat.

Thursday Club Member

     Mrs. Halliday's mother was a charter member of the Thursday Club, and Mrs. Halliday was a devoted member of it. Mrs. Halliday was so renowned for her hospitality that her home was always open to all the greater social functions. She and her husband entertained numerous prominent people. It was the gathering place, also, for all her relatives. Intensely interested in national politics, Mrs. Halliday was a faithful Democrat, and she was well read in many fields, especially international affairs. Lieut. Tom D. Halliday's widow, Mrs. Gertrude Liter Halliday, lives in Point Pleasant, where he is high school English teacher.

[Note: picture included in article]

Gallipolis Newspaper
Undated.
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page


Halliday, Samuel P.

     Samuel P. Halliday, of the firm of Halliday Bros., Cairo, Ill., and son of Mr. Samuel Halliday, of this county, died in that city on the 1st inst. He was well and favorably known to western business and river men.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 10, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Halliday, Tom

     "Dad, I'm going to enlist." That was the message Mr. J. Ernest Halliday of this city received from his eldest son, Tom, then a student at Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, three hours after the United States had entered the war against Germany.
     He immediately made application for admission into the first officers training school at Ft. Ben Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind., and on the day following his 21st birthday entered army service.
After completing his course of training, Tom was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to the 59th Infantry, U. S. A., then stationed at Gettysburg, Pa. Later his regiment was ordered to Camp Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina. From there young Halliday went to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, to study army tactics, and returned to his command as chief liason officer, leaving for France the latter part of April, 1918.
     Tom first won distinction and was cited for promotion at the memorable battle of Chateau Thierry. He was attached to the headquarters company, and was not in the line of active duty, but when word came that his comrades at the front were in need of food and water, Tom volunteered to get the needed supplies to them. With ten American and ten French soldiers under his direction they worked through to the battle front and relieved the stress for the time being. For this act he was recommended for a captaincy.
     On Oct. 6, 1918, while on duty in the Argonne, Lieut. Halliday was struck by a piece of bursting shell and killed. "Tom" Halliday was one of the best known and popular boys in Gallipolis. Of strong physique and a natural athlete, he excelled in all manner of field sports. He graduated from the Gallipolis high school in the class of 1913, later attended the University of Virginia, and was a student at Ohio Wesleyan when he entered the army. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a letter man of his school in football, basketball and swimming. In February, 1918, he was united in marriage with Miss Gertrude Leiter, a charming young woman of Pt. Pleasant. Besides his wife and his parents, two sisters, Misses Frances and Lady Halliday, and a younger brother, John Halliday, and numerous other relatives survive him.
     The body of Lieut. Tom Halliday arrived here Saturday noon and was taken to the home of his parents on Court street. The funeral and burial were Sunday afternoon. The American Legion acted as an escort Sunday afternoon when the body was conveyed to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, where Rev. Ross read the impressive burial service for the dead. The church was filled to overflowing with friends and relatives.
Following the church service, interment was made in Mound Hill cemetery with full military honors. The pall bearers were C. V. Holzer, Maynard Craig... [unreadable]

Gallipolis paper
1918
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                             Top of Page

Halliday, Tom

Gallant Officer Lieut. Tom Halliday
Joins Long Roll of Honored Patriot Dead.
Wounded Oct. 1, 1918; Died Oct. 7, 1918
     Lieut. Tom Halliday, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Halliday, was wounded in Argonne Forest on Oct. 1, and died six days later, presumably in a base hospital The news came to the family from New York today, and has stirred the hearts of the entire community with grief and with sympathy for his sorely stricken parents, young wife, and relatives and friends.
     Lieut. Halliday was graduated from the Gallipolis public schools in 1912, and later completed his sophomore year in Ohio Wesleyan University. He attended the Officers' Training School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, where he was promoted to a Second Lieutenancy in the U.S. Regular Army last April.
     He was sent to the Front in France early, and distinguished himself by gallant conduct in the terrible fighting at Chateau Thierry, on account of which he was promoted to First Lieutenant  and assigned to the Staff of Gen. Booth of the Eighth Brigade as liaison officer—a very dangerous post. For conspicuous bravery in fighting between Chateau Thierry and Soissons, he was recommended for promotion to a Captaincy. He received his death wound in the great American victory in the St. Mahiel salient, a little over a month ago, at the age of 22.
     Last February he married Miss Gertrude Leiter of Pt. Pleasant, now of Clarksburg, W. Va, whose bereavement is beyond words.
     God rest his soul. With the great concourse of brave boys whose blood will make the world happier for generations to come, his memory, and that of his fallen comrades, will be the pride of the Republic through the ages.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 5, 1918
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Halliday, Tom Dunbar

Home Again.
Saturday, at the Hocking Valley station,
I saw a squad of men,
With set expressions, to show no emotion,
Lift a flag-draped box from the baggage car.
Back from France!
Home at last!
On the box I saw your name,
So you, too, are home again?
Can it be nearly three years since you Went West
In the bloody Argonne Forest?
In a muddy sector, just back of the lines,
I saw the Yanks you fought with
Tenderly lower you, rolled in your blanket,
Down into the grave they dug for you.
The whiz-bang of the jerries,
The ziss-sip of the machine guns,
Was your requiem music.
Out of the sky a pilot dropped
A wreath of leaves still green.
We covered you.
After the firing squad . . . Taps!
We hung your helmet on the cross above you
And went away!
Now you are at home to stay . . . . . .
To be a part of the land for which you gave your life—
A memory of Gallia gallantry in war!
 
Adapted for Tom Halliday from a recent publication.

     The funeral of First Lieut. Tom Dunbar Halliday, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Halliday, was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Gallipolis Sunday afternoon, July 31, 1921. He was killed in the hard fighting in the Argonne Woods on Oct., 6, 1918, while carrying a message from Gen. Booth, having been promoted and selected as a liaison officer on Gen. Booth’s staff after gallant service in three major engagements. He was in his twenty-second year when an exploding shell took his young life after he had been twice recommended for Captaincy. His comrades buried him in the American Cemetery at Souilley, Meuse, from which place his remains were brought to his native land and home town.
     Tom Halliday was educated in the public schools of Gallipolis, graduating with the High School class of 1913, and was at Ohio Wesleyan when the United States entered the World War. He reported at once at Camp Benjamin Harrison for training in the officers’ camp, and was awarded a commission as Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army late in 1917. On Jan. 29, 1918, just before leaving for France with the Fourth Division he was married to Miss Gertrude Leiter of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., who survives him.
     The news of the young officer’s death reached Gallipolis and his bereaved parents a month after it occurred, and was one of the several great shocks the community had after our Army got into the big battles in France that brought victory to the Allies. The end came to the Lieutenant a week before he would otherwise have been a Captain.
     The services at the church, crowded by friends and relatives, with many others outside unable to gain admittance, were impressively conducted by Mr. Ross, in the presence of Lafayette Post No. 27, American Legion, and its Woman’s Auxiliary, with the others. The flower tributes were beautiful. At the conclusion of the church ceremony the casket was carried to the hearse by pallbearers Charles E. Holzer, Maynard Craig, C. B. Pride, Carroll Deardorff, Fred Johnston and Ellis Sibley—all soldiers.
     A great throng followed the remains to Mound Hill Cemetery, where the ceremonies were opened by Mr. Ross. The Legion ritual was performed by Stanly Lanier. Chaplain Joy Halliday of the Rainbow Division, a cousin of Lieut. Halliday, delivered an eloquent tribute and heartfelt appreciation of his bravery and other soldierly qualities. Then came the salute to the dead by the firing squad—and taps by the Legion bugler.
     The immediate family connections were all present at the funeral—Mrs. Gertrude Leiter Halliday, the young widow; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Halliday, the parents; John Halliday, the brother; and Misses France and Lady Halliday, the sisters.
     Out of town relatives and friends in attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Downing of Middleport; Mrs. Caroline McElhinny and Morris Aleshire of New York; Mrs. David Caldwell, Steubenville; Mr. S. M. Dunbar, Pittsburg; Mr. F. J. Halliday and J. J. Halliday, Detroit; Tom W. Harvey, Mrs. Nettie Harvey, H. O. Aleshire, E. S. Aleshire, R. P. Aleshire, E. N. Deardorff, Mrs. John A. Lawson, all of Huntington; Griff Smith, Mr. Beller, Mrs. John Beller, Miss Marie Filson and Robert Leiter, all of Point Pleasant.
     Undertaker in charge, Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 01, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Ham, Sarah, Mrs

Death of Mrs. Ham
     Mrs. Sarah Ham, mother of Mrs. Barrows, wife of Capt. W. A. Barrows died this Thursday morning, April 16, 1903, after an invalid condition, helpless from paralysis for twenty years, during all of which her sufferings were very great and during the last three years agonizing. Her husband died eight years ago, since which she has lived at Charleston and Buffalo with daughters and for the last three years with Mrs. Barrows.
     She was a member of the Southern M. E. Church and a good lady and her funeral services will be Friday afternoon at the Barrows residence at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. L. Magee, her interment following at Mound Hill by Underaker Wetherholt.
     She left several brothers and an only sister, Mrs. M. M. Mossman of Maple Shade, also three daughters, Mrs. Barrows of this city, Mrs. J. R. Scott of Charleston and Mrs. Sarah Burke who is a teacher in the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Romney, W. Va., and sons, Thomas Ham of Charleston, Chas. Ham of Huntington and Morris Ham, a carpenter on the Greenwood.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 16, 1903
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hamilton, Charles Cecil

C. C. Hamilton, 64, Found Dead At Home Sunday
     Charles Cecil Hamilton, 64, a lifelong Gallia county resident, who resided on Lower River Rd., Rt. 2., Gallipolis, was found dead Sunday afternoon. He was born in Gallipolis, Jan. 7, 1901, son of the late Thomas and Rachel Rose Hamilton. His marriage to the former Faye Call took place Aug. 7, 1931, at Pt. Pleasant, and she survives. Children surviving are Mrs. Neal (Margaret Dann) Daniels, California, Dan Hamilton, Lower River Rd., James Hamilton, Chesapeake, and Gene and Terry Hamilton, both of Gallipolis. There are seven grandchildren.
Other survivors are three brothers and a sister, James Hamilton of Gallipolis, Robert Hamilton of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Eva Featherstone, California and Jehu Hamilton of Westerville. Three sisters and a brother deceased are Misses Rose and Elizabeth Hamilton, Dwight Hamilton and Mrs. Mary Cornwell.
     Mr. Hamilton was a member of Ohio Chapel Methodist Church and the Ohio Valley Grange. Services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) at Ohio Chapel. Rev. David Bates will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 3, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hamilton, David

     Mr. David Hamilton, a well known river engineer, died at the residence of his brother, Capt. John A. Hamilton, in this city, on Friday last, of consumption. The funeral services were held on Sunday, at the M. E. Church, and attended by a large crowd of citizens, together with Ariel Lodge No. 156, I. O. O. F., of which Order the deceased was a worthy member. The Ohio No. 4 came in Sunday, with her flag at half mast, in honor of his memory.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 2, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hamilton, Dr. Edwin A.

Dr. Hamilton Succumbs to Long Illness
Was A Successful, Beloved Physician—Native Of Vinton and Wed Vinton Girl
     Dr. Edwin A. Hamilton, 72, prominent Columbus surgeon and native of Vinton, died about 6 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 299 Fifteenth ave., after an illness of several months.This paper has frequently mentioned his illness and hospitalization. After he left the hospital, he had a stroke.
     Dr. Hamilton was a member of the faculty of the Starling Medical College and his successor the O.S.U. College of Medicine from 1905 until his retirement last year.

 Son of A.B. Hamilton
     He was born in Vinton on Nov. 28, 1865, and was nine days younger than the late Sherman H. Eagle. He was a son the late Ash MB. Hamilton, one-time mill operator at Vinton. He was graduated from Rio Grande College in 1885 from Ohio Northern University in 1886 and the Ohio medical college of the University of Cincinnati in 1891. He was married to Miss Margaret Butler of Vinton on Sept. 10, 1890, and began his medical practice in Columbus in 1894.
     Dr. Hamilton was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a former president of the Columbus Academy of Medicine. In 1915 he was in charge of the Red Cross Hospital in Gleiwitz, in southeastern Germany. He was a major in the Fourth Regiment Medical Corps with the Ohio National Guard on the Mexican border in 1916. Dr. Hamilton was a trustee of Rio Grande College, and a member of Indianola M.E. Church, the Masons, Phi Rho Sigma (medical fraternity), Kiwanis, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the University Club and the Faculty Club.
    
Funeral Tuesday
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret L. Hamilton, who was a sister of the late Kent Butler; a son Dr. Walter H. Hamilton, four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Emma Whipps, and an uncle, Capt. John Hamilton, all of Columbus.
     Dr. Robert L. Tucker, pastor of Indianola M.E. Church, will officiate at funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the D. Harvey Davis funeral home. Six cousins of Dr. Hamilton, all residents of Columbus, will act as pall bearers. They are John, Frank, Herbet, Howard, Will and Ellwood Hamilton. Honorary pall bearers will be Fred C. Rector, Dr. Joseph Price, Dr. Homer C. Brown, J. Boyd Davis, William J. O'Brien, Alfred Riley, Dr. George Beery of Lancaster, and Prof. Oscar Erf of Ohio State University.
Entombment will be in Amaranth Abbey,Union Cemetery.
     Dr. Hamilton was very popular from boyhood on among the Vinton. Folk. He visited there frequently and on each visit tried to see as many of his old acquaintances as possible. They had rejoiced over his successes, lamented over his illness, and now are saddened by his passing.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 1, 1938
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hamilton, Eliza [McGhee]

At Rest
     Our blessed mother, Mrs. Eliza McGhee Hamilton was born in the State of Maryland, near Fredericksburg, July 27th 1810; was married to James C. Hamilton, December 2d,1832; entered into rest August 24th, 1892
For some time she had been in feeble health-a giving away of the whole system-but on April 1st she had a hemorrhage of the stomach.  The spark of life then almost fled, but she rallied and lingered on in great feebleness until August 12th, when she had a stroke of paralysis, rendering her perfectly blind and helpless in one side.  At times she was delirous, and at times unconscious, with but few lucid moments between.  Then she called on each member of her family and always on her devoted husband, who scarcely left her bedside day or night, their pilgrimage together having extended almost sixty years.
     All that is mortal of her is gone.  The sounds and emblems of mourning are encircleing our homes today.  When the "Angel of Summons" came, as hard as it was for us, we could with meek submission say: "Thy will, not ours, be done," for we all knew our mother was fully prepared to cross the dark river of life, as here repeated and unbounded faith in Christ would illuminate her pathway o'er. Her pilgrimage from infancy to old age, from the cradle to the grave, is completed.  When the great ship of life was in view of the everlasting port of eternity, before she sunk into unconciousness, her last words were,  "Oh! how I love my blessed Jesus".
     She was a strict and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over forty years, and her life will ever be to her family an example of patience and loving kindness, and we will ever dwell on the pages of our memory, to read the record of a saint-like wife and mother, and we will with faith in our blessed Jesus think, if we only follow her example, we will meet her at the gates that are afar in Heaven, waiting for all her children.  If we ilve up to the doctrines of Christianity and let the bible be our guide, with the vast ocean of eternity before us we will reach the shining shore in safety, and meet our mother there.

[ Note: Buried in McGhee cemetery in Huntington Twp.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept. 10, 1892
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hamilton, Elizabeth [Burnett]

Mrs. Samuel Hamilton Died Friday Morning Aged 76
Funeral Sunday Afternoon
     Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, wife of Capt. Sam Hamilton, the veteran river man, passed away at her home in this city Friday morning, July 14, 1911, aged 76 years. She had been in failing health for over a year and her death was due to a general break-down, caused by complication of diseases.
     Her maiden name was Burnett and she was born near Raccoon Island. She was married to Capt. Hamilton in 1854. She is survived by her husband, sons George and Frank of this place, and Millard of Parkersburg and 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
     The funeral services were conducted from the family residence on First Avenue Sunday afternoon by Rev. A.P. Cherrington of the M.E. Church, interment following at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt. The family will have the sympathy of all in their great loss.

Gallipolis Journal
July 19, 1911
Submitted by Martha Hamilton                                                                          Top of Page


Hamilton, Faye [Call]

     Faye Hamilton, 86, Gallipolis, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997 in the Pinecrest Care Center. Born March 21, 1911 in Bladen, daughter of the late Thomas and Sara Gilmore Call, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hamilton, on May 2, 1965; three sisters, Addie Archer, Marie Greene and Ada Call; and two brothers, Denver Call and Merrill Call. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Daniels of Columbus; four sons, Dan Hamilton and Terry Hamilton, both of Gallipolis, James Hamilton of Proctorville, and Gene Hamilton of Athens; and 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     Graveside services will be 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Mound Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Voss and Pastor Robert L. Steele officiating. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holzer Hospice Program, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 11, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hamilton, Grace [Lusher]

Funeral of Mrs. Chas. Hamilton
     Funeral services for the late Mrs. Charles Hamilton, who died Sunday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at Ohio Chapel.  Rev. W. E. Ewing of Columbus, a former teacher and pastor of the deceased, will have charge of the services. 
     Mrs. Hamilton, who was 25 years old, was Grace, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lusher, who live near Yellowtown. She was educated in the schools and college at Rio Grande and was a teacher in this county several years.  She was married to Charles Hamilton, last Nov. 6, and with him, had gone to Columbus to make their home.    
     Dec. 22, she was brought to Holzer hospital, but her case was seen to be hopeless at that time.  Surviving besides her husband and parents are one brother, Lawrence Lusher, of Glenn Mills, Pa., and three sisters, Miss Mary Lusher of this city, Mrs. Ross Buckle and Mrs. Walter Evans, of Colorado, the latter having been here for several weeks caring for her sister. Burial was at Mound Hill cemetery.
 
[Note: Tomstone dates are: 1901-1927]

Gallipolis paper
1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hamilton, James

     We have to record the death, this week, of James Hamilton, of Clay township. On Thursday, he worked all day, and at night retired in apparent health. On Friday morning his wife was aroused by his restlessness, and went into an adjoining room to procure a light. When she returned she found her husband dead. Heart disease was found to be the cause. Mr. Hamilton was a good citizen, and his loss will be felt both at home and abroad.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, March 10, 1881
Submitted by Martha Hamilton                                                                          Top of Page


Hamilton, James A.

     In this city, Monday, September 13th, 1875, James A., son of Ralph L. and Sarah A. Hamilton, aged 6 months and 10 days. Funeral, this (Wednesday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the residence of Mr. Thomas McCafferty, on Second street.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOB as 4 March 1875 and DOD as 15 March 1875. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 16, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Hamilton, James Franklin

J. F. Hamilton
     James Franklin Hamilton, 89, a resident of Manner Nursing Center at Piketon, formerly from Gallia County, died at 1:30 a.m. today in the Pike County Hospital at Waverly. He had been in failing health for several years and in serious condition for three days.
     A retired farmer and employee of the GSI, he was born April 2, 1884, son of the late John and Mary Glover Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zola Caldwell, two brothers and two sisters.
     Survivors include several nieces and nephews and Mrs. Raymond (Nettie) Carter of Kerr who was reared in the Hamilton home, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Zebert of New York City.
     He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Last rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the King's Chapel Church near Crown City with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 Tuesday.

Publication unknown
d. December 24, 1973
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Hamilton, John

Died At Bladen
     John Hamilton, an aged, and respected resident of Bladen, passed away last week following a long illness.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Hamilton, John P.

John Hamilton, Died Last Night
     John P. Hamilton, aged 79, died at his home on the Neighborhood Road last evening. Surviving are a son, William (Bud); a daughter, Mrs. Oakley Ray of Delaware; seven grand-children and 15 great grandchildren. Mrs. Hamilton who was Alice L. Sibley, died last May 10. There are also two surviving sisters and a brother; Mrs. Randall E. Russell, Portsmouth Road; Mrs. Pruda Stephenson, Sidney, O.; and Frank Hamilton, living in Minnesota.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens, at Mina Chapel. Interment at Centenary by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: 1 Aug 1938 from Wetherholt Funeral Home records.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Hamilton, Jonathan    

Former Resident Dead
     Capt. Jonathan Hamilton, an old river veteran and former citizen of Gallipolis, died at Shreveport, La., at the home of his daughter Hattie, (Mrs. Dr. Geo A. Harper) Sunday, May 21, 1911, and his body will be taken to Maysville, Ky., his home, for burial.
     Capt. Hamilton was past 80 years of age and is survived by his wife Mrs. Rebecca Hamilton, daughter of the late sheriff William Waddell and three daughters, Miss Lizzie Hamilton, Miss Allena Hamilton and Mrs. Harper, named above. He is also survived by brothers Capt. Sam Hamilton, the well known steamboat man of this city, and John A. of Kansas. His brothers George and James, sister Mrs. Julia Wise and son Waldo have preceded him.
     Capt. Hamilton and family were residents of Gallipolis for many years, leaving here 20 years ago for Maysville, Ky., where he engaged in the coal business.

Gallipolis Journal
May 24, 1911
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Hamilton, Josiah Thomas

     Josiah Thomas Hamilton, son of James and Hariat Hamilton, Born in Gallia County, July 22, 1863. Died December 20, 1927, aged 64 years, 4 months and 24 days. Married March 12, 1886 to Rachel E. Rose.
     To this union nine children were born. Rose Anne, Elizabeth having preceded him to that bourne from which no traveler returns. The children who survive are: James Hamilton, Lecta, O.; Ray Hamilton,
Indianapolis, Ind.; Eva Featherstone, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jehu Hamilton, Columbus, O.; Mary Landthorn and Chas. Hamilton at home.
     He leaves to mourn their loss besides wife and children thirteen grand children, one sister, Mrs. W.S. Craft and two brothers, Herman and Arthur and a host of relatives and friends. He was converted and joined Ohio Chapel Church in 1887 and has been an active worker in the church since that time.
     The path of duty was to him a way of pleasantness and when affliction, pain and disease preyed upon his body his faith never wavered and he put his trust in Him who doeth all things well. When the shadows of death began to fall upon him, with implicit faith he heard the "Well done, thou good and faithful servant enter thou into the joys of thy Lord."

[Note: He is buried in Clay Chapel Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 19, 1928
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, J. Thomas

Well Known Gallia County Farmer Dies
Thomas Hamilton Had Been in Poor Health Several Months
     J. Thomas Hamilton, one of the best known and most genial farmers of this county passed away at his home near Clipper Mill, Tuesday morning. While his health had not been good for some time he had been up and about, making regular trips to town, until last Thursday, since which time he has been critically ill. He was in his 64th year.
     In addition to his wife he is survived by six children: Mrs. Robert Featherstone and Ray Hamilton, of Indianapolis, Jehu, of Columbus, James T. of Lecta, Mrs. Mary Landthorn and Charles at home, a sister, Mrs. W.S. Craft of Porter, and a brother, Herman Hamilton of Columbus.

Gallia Times
Thursday, Dec. 22, 1927
Submitted & transcribed by Martha Hamilton                                                      Top of Page


Hamilton, Lucy Mae [Shaw]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Lucy Mae Hamilton, 70, of 517-½ 2nd Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday evening at Holzer Medical Center after a two week illness. She was born in Ohio Twp., Gallia County, a daughter of the late Bert and Annette A. Angel Shaw. She was a retired employe of Holzer Hospital, and a member of the Victory Baptist Church. Her husband, Silas C. Hamilton, died Nov. 10, 1960.
     She is survived by a son, Silas J. of Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Emma Lou) Easton, Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Adele) Cremeens, Gallipolis; Mrs. Fred (Willa) Houck, Alabama; and Mrs. Edward (Frances) George, Huntington, W. Va.; four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Bryan Cooper, and a brother, Forrest Shaw.
     Services will be today, at 1:30 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 21, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hamilton, Capt. R. L.

Death of Captain Hamilton
     Capt. R. L. Hamilton of the Gallipolis ferry boat, Champion, the well known river man, died at his residence in the Third ward at 12:30 today, Saturday, February 18, 1899, in the 62d year of his age. The time of the funeral services has not been named, but Undertaker Wetherholt is in charge of the burial.
     Capt. Hamilton leaves a widow, Mrs. Sarah Hamilton, daughter of the late Thomas McCafferty, and two daughters, Mrs. S. H. Eagle and Miss Nettie Hamilton.
     He was a Virginian by birth, and came here with his widowed mother about the year 1850 with an elder brother, Davis Hamilton, afterward a well known river engineer and younger brothers John A. Hamilton, so long cashier of the First National Bank of Gallipolis, and Robert A. Hamilton, also a well known river engineer, and two sisters, every one now passed away.
     He went on the river very early in life, but did his first engeering on the old steamer, Hurricane, that plied between here and Charleston. He remained with Capt. Donnally many years and afterward boated for the Davison Company on the Upper Mississippi for several years. Later he was on the river with Capt. John Hutsinpiller on the steamer Gray Eagle that plied between Pomeroy and Cincinnati. After that he went into a Company with Capt. James A. McClurg, Peter A. Sanns, J. M. Kerr and two others whose names we cannot recall, and they built the Boone that ran so long between here and Charleston. The Company was dissolved about 11 years ago, and he bought of the late Capt. John J. Maxon’s widow or administrator the ferryboat, Champion, and has been engaged in that business ever since.
     He had been complaining for three or four months of not feeling well, and three weeks ago, came home quite sick with a complication of troubles. A physician was called and he gradually improved up to last Sunday or Monday, and seemed entirely rid of the troubles that had confined him to his home, but his appetite was poor, and he was very weak, and though about the house seemed to gain no strength and to be showing signs of collapse. Everything possible was done to avert the impending trouble, but he gradually sank, and for a day or two has been unconscious at times and finally passed away with prostration or heart failure.
     He was one of the best hearted men that ever lived. Straight, true, and honest in all his business transactions and an agreeable companion to every one that knew him and a revered husband and father.
He was both a Mason, and Odd Fellow, but dropped from the Odd fellows order and retained his membership with the Masonic fraternity, under whose direction it is supposed he will be laid away to rest.
He was one of the best river men on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers in his day, and was well known and liked at every port, and his death will be universally regretted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday evening, February 18, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Hamilton, Rachel E.  [Rose]

Widow of Late J. T Hamilton Is Dead
     Mrs. Rachel Hamilton, wife of the late J. T. Hamilton, passed away Thursday evening about 9:15, at her home in Clay township at the age of sixty-six. She had been ill for the past nine months. Mrs. Hamilton is survived by the following children; James of Leeta, Ray Hamilton and Mrs. Eva Featherstone of Indianapolis, Jehu of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Lanthorn and Charles at home. She also leaves thirteen grandchildren, three brothers, D. A. Rose, Gallipolis, Harvey Rose, Patriot and Stephen Rose of Norma, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. Allen Albright of Patriot. She was a member of Ohio Chapel and a charter member of the Ladies Aid of that church, it having been organized in her home.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Ohio Chapel by Rev. E. L. Miller. Interment in cemetery at Clay Chapel by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOB as 1964 and DOD as 1930.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 22, 1930
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Hamilton, Russell L.

     Sp. 4 Russell L. Hamilton, 20, a 1963 graduate of Southwestern High School, was killed in fighting in Viet Nam. His parents, Rev. Andrew and Lovel Maggerd Hamilton of Byer in Jackson county, received notification of his death Wednesday. He was born at Island Creek, Ky. May 25, 1945. A veteran of 22 months in the Army, he had been in Viet Nam for seven months. He is survived by three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Ruby Kent and Roy Hamilton of Taylor, Mich., Mrs. Dallie Forgy of Bowling Green, Robert Hamilton of South Bloomingville and Ray Hamilton of Wyandotte, Mich.
     McCoy Funeral Home has charge of arrangements and the body is expected to arrive from Viet Nam in ten days.

[Note: Buried Mt. Tabor - Tombstone reads 5-28-1945 - 4-5-1966]

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1966
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Hamilton, Sam

Veteran River Man

Capt. Sam Hamilton, Passes Away Friday at Home in This City
     Capt. Sam A. Hamilton, aged nearly 87, died Friday noon of paralysis. He had spent a long and active career on the Ohio river as pilot and___________________

[Note: from funeral home book, died 5 Jan 1923, buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp.]

Gallipolis newspaper
January 1923
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin   


Hamilton, Samuel, Capt.

Capt. Sam Hamilton Dead
Passed Away at Home of Son after Long Illness
     Capt. Sam. A. Hamilton, veteran river man, died Friday noon, Jan. 5th, 1923, at the home of his son Capt. George Hamilton on lower Third Avenue, at the age of nearly 87. He was born in Belmont County, Ohio. Capt. Hamilton has been confined to his room with rheumatism for over five years. Recently he suffered a stroke of paraylsis that resulted in his death. He was the oldest river man living in this section of the Ohio Valley and had commanded and been pilot of many the best packet steamboats that operated in palmier days between Cincinnati, Pomeroy and Marietta. Among them were the Chesapeake, Fanny Dugan, Klondike, St. Lawrence, Bonanza, Mollie Norton, Hibernia, A.L. Norton, City of Portsmouth, Kate Henderson, Big Sandy, Ohio No. 4, Sherley, St. James, Fleetwood, Bostona, Viola, Oriole and many others.
     His first boating was on the Lizzie Hamilton in the Gallipolis and Syracuse trade over fifty years ago. His last was on the Chevalier with Capt. Dick Brown in the Gallipolis and Huntington trade. Capt. Hamilton was pilot and master of 100 steamboats and never had an accident. He was considered one of the very best navigators on the Ohio river.
     Capt. Hamilton was one of the survivors of the steamboat Lena May explosion near Clipper Mill three miles below Gallipolis and not far from where the packet Harry Dean blew up over fifty years ago. Several persons were killed by these boiler explosions. Capt. Hamilton was blown into the river and narrowly escaped drowning but was not seriously injured.
     Capt. Hamilton is survived by three sons, Capt. George, well known river man, Millard with the B. & O. railroad and Frank now in St. Louis. He was a brother of the late Capt. Jonathan Hamilton, a river man of early days.

[Note: He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery with the dates of 1837-1923. ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 5, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Hamilton, Sarah J.

OBITUARY
Sarah J. Hamilton
     Sarah J., wife of Robert Hamilton, died at her home in Green Township, July 12, 1887, in the 53rd year of age and was interred at Centenary. The funeral services were held at Centenary Church, conducted by Rev. John. W. McCormick; burial by Hayward and Son.
     More than two years ago she was taken sick with the enlarging of the glands. Although everything that physcians and kind friends could do to stay its progress, but in a short time she was confined to her bed, where she lingered until released by death. Her affliction was protracted and severe. Though reduced to a mere skeleton, she bore her suffering with patience and resignation.
     She leaves a husband, eight children, four sisters and a brother, to mourn their heavy loss. She was a faithful wife, loving mother and a kind neighbor, beloved by all who knew her. O,it did seem impossible for us to give her up, but she is gone and though in hours of loneliness and sorrow we cannot realize why she was taken, yet we know that He who rules the world "doth all things well."

Mother, thou has gone to rest;
Thy toils and care are o'er
And sorrow, pain and suffering now
Will never distress thee more.

Dearest Mother, thou has left us,
And your loss we deeply feel,
But it is God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.       
                                                 Lena

Gallipolis Paper
July 12, 1887
Transcribed by F.K Brown                                                                                Top of Page


Hamilton, Thomas - - See J.Thomas Hamilton above.


Hamilton, William R.

     Died, at the residence of his Father, in Morgan township, on the 15th inst., William R. Hamilton, aged 21 years, 11 months, and 29 days.

How blest the righteous when he dies,
How sinks a weary soul to rest,
How mildly beams the closing eye,
How gently heaves the expiring breast.
     S. N. R.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 27, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hamilton, Zola A.

Rites Set Sunday For Mrs. Hamilton
     Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Hamilton, 64, who died at 1 a.m., Thursday at her home, 914 Second Ave., Gallipolis, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in King's Chapel Church, the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating.
Burial will be made by Coleman Halley in King's Chapel Cemetery. A four-month illness from dropsy was assigned as the cause of death.
     Born March 31, 1884, in Ohio Twp. to J.T. and Elizabeth Caldwell, the decedent is survived by her widower, her half-sister, Mrs. Nettie Carter, whom she reared from 18 months of age; and these brothers: Vesper Caldwell, Crown City; C.A. Caldwell, Bladen; Calvin Oral Caldwell, Bladen; and these half-brothers: Vernal Caldwell, Middleport; Ira Caldwell, Clayton Caldwell and Ezra Caldwell, all of Casttown, O.

[Note From Stone: Zola A. Hamilton 1884 - 1948]

Gallipolis paper
Date 1948
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Hamm, Maude

Death of Miss Hamm
     Miss Maude Hamm of Rio Grande was taken ill Friday and died today. She was a nice young lady and her death is greatly deplored. Her funeral services will be conducted at Old Pine Church Tuesday afternoon. She was 23 years old and a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Hamm. She leaves a brother, James. of Bloomingburg, Ohio and a sister, Annie, at home, younger.

[Note: Buried: Old Pine Cemetery, Raccoon Township]

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


Hamm, Ray

     Ray Hamm, 21, a young soldier at Camp Sherman, died last Thursday at noon of pneumonia. He was a son of the late James E. Hamm of Rio Grande, and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hamm. The boy’s mother and a brother Earl reside at Bloomingsburg, Ohio. The funeral was held there Sunday and was attended by Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hamm and other relatives from this county.

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


Hamrick, Charles Edward

Hamrick Rites 2 P.M. Tuesday In Wellston
     Charles E. Hamrick, 50, one of the all-time great football players of Gallia Academy and later a star at Ohio State where he received honorable All-American honors died suddenly following a heart attack Saturday at 9:30 a.m., at a service station in Hamden. He had a heart condition for several years and had two other attacks.
     He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hamrick of the Rodney community, and he attended Rio Grande schools and Gallia Academy and graduated from Ohio State University.
Mr. Hamrick is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and two daughters, Carol Ann, a student at Ohio State, and Charlene, at home.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Fred of Rt. 35, Ellis Jr., of Upper River Rd., Mrs. Grace McCarty of Thurman Rt., Mrs. Dorothy Myers of Columbus and Mrs. Joe (Betty) Clark of the Rodney community, Lester, a Lancaster teacher and George, county agent at Circleville. One sister is deceased.
     Mr. Hamrick had resided in Wellston since he graduated from college and operated a dry cleaning establishment. He was teaching at McArthur at the time of his death. There are 12 of his brothers and sisters, and sister-in-laws in the teaching profession.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rogers Funeral home in Wellston. Burial will be in the Wellston cemetery. Friends may call at the [unreadable] home.

[Note: Charles Hamrick was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Ohio, and died in Vinton County, Ohio. He is buried at Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio. He was married to Dorothy Ruth Deckard on July 18, 1940, in Washington County, Ohio.]

Unknown newspaper
Feb. 25, 1963
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Hamrick, Georgia [Ambler]

Mrs. Hamrick, 68, Dies Soon After Cerebral Attack At Noon Thursday
Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday At Rodney Church
     Mrs. Ellis (Georgia) Hamrick, 68, Rt. 2, Bidwell, (between Rodney and Adamsville), died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage during the noon hours and was brought to the hospital at 1:45 p.m. Decedent was the widow of a former representative of Gallia County in the Ohio House of Representatives. Mr. Hamrick died in 1932.
     They are survived by Charles Hamrick, Wellston, former star tackle on OSU football team; Mrs. Grace McCarty, GSI employee, Fred Hamrick and Mrs. Joe Clark, both of whom live near the parental home; Ellis Hamrick, Rt. 1, Gallipolis (below George’s Creek); Lester Hamrick, Pleasantville; Marie Hamrick, and Mrs. Dorothy Myers, Charleston; George Hamrick, at the parental home. There are 14 grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rodney Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by the Wrightsel Company of McArthur. Friends may call at the Hamrick home after 10 a.m. Saturday.
     Decedent was daughter of Lutellus M. and Rebecca Wells Ambler and was born at St. Marys, W. Va., Jan. 15, 1881. The Hamricks have been prominent in West Virginia for several generations, as they have been in this county during the last generation.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 24, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hamrick, Mary Etta [Miller]

Mrs. F. Hamrick of Rodney Died Here At 5:45 A.M.
     Mrs. Felix Hamrick of Rodney died at 5:45 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She became suddenly ill at home two weeks ago last Monday and was brought at once to the hospital. She was in her 67th year. Her illness was difficult to diagnose and her condition was soon pronounced critical and remained so up til the first of this week when she appeared to be slightly improved.
     Mrs. Hamrick’s maiden name was Etta Miller and she was born in Webster County, W.Va., Feb. 16, 1878, a daughter of Addison Miller. In her native county she married Mr. Hamrick, a brother of the late Representative Ellis Hamrick and they came to this county in 1935. They first lived on what was then known as the Scarberry farm off Route 35 to the west of the Ellis Hamrick place. Two years ago they built a new home on the Rodney-Cora road but in sight of Rodney.
     Surviving, besides Mr. Hamrick are five children, 11 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. S. I. Payne of Portland, Oregon. The first names of all the children begin with V and they are Mr. Vella Thompson, Danville, W.Va.; Mrs. Vada Thomas, Vinton: Mrs. Viva Starcher, Alexandria, Ohio; Vearl Hamrick, Ironton, and Virgil Hamrick, Rodney
Mrs. Hamrick was a member of the Rodney Methodist Church.
     Virgil Hamrick said this morning funeral arrangements will not be completed until the other children are heard from – or arrive here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 11, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley


Hand, Helen [Lewis]

Former Gallipolis Girl Dies In California Hospital
     Fred Ferguson has received word of the death in Los Angeles, Calif., of Mrs. Helen Hand, formerly Miss Helen Lewis, a niece of Mr. Ferguson, who was a resident of this city until several years ago when she went to Los Angeles to teach school. Her death occurred in a hospital following an appendicitis operation. She was a popular girl here and many friends will deeply regret her death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 16, 1930
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                     Top of Page


Handley, Mary A.

Mrs. Handley, 84, Is Claimed
     Mrs. Mary A. Handley, 84, who spent her lifetime in the Waterloo community, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in an Ironton hospital. She had been ill for three months. Mrs. Handley was born Sept. 28, 1879 in Louisa, Ky., daughter of the late Wheeler and Elizabeth Rice Evans. Her marriage to Logan Handley took place in 1896, and he died in 1927.
     Three sons and six daughters who survive include Luther of Ironton, Charles of Perrysburg, John of Toledo, Mrs. Jessie Wickline of Ironton, Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart and Mrs. Kathleen Bostic, both of Patriot, Mrs. Jennie Pyles of Cleveland, Mrs. Margaret Osbone of Newark and Mrs. Myrtle Miller of Ashland, Ky. Three children preceded her in death. There are 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are two brothers and one sister, Virgil and Charles, both of Waterloo and Mrs. Jessie Jenkins of Oak Hill.
     Mrs. Handley was a member of Rehoboth Methodist Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Phillips Funeral Home. Rev. Russell Locey will officiate and burial will be in Rehoboth Cemetery [Lawrence County]. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 23, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Haner, Mrs. Cynthia [Puckett]

Mrs. Cynthia Haner Dies
     Mrs. Cynthia Haner died at her home on Grape St., Jan. 6, 1929 at the age of 73 years.  She was the daughter of Allen and Delphia Puckett.  She leaves her husband Noah who is very ill at this time, and three brothers, Robert, Thomas and Allen Puckett, all of this county.  Funeral, Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of God, by Rev. Smith, with burial at Mercerville in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 7, 1929
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Haner, Dennis

Dennis Haner is Dead At 83
     Dennis M. Haner, 83, a retired farmer who lived at 1154½ Second Ave., was dead on arrival at Holzer Hospital at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. He had been a patient at the hospital about a week ago. His death was caused by a heart attack. He was a native of Guyan Twp., where he was born on July 7, 1875, the son of the late Smith and Sarah Syrus Haner. He was one of six children, and the only survivor of his immediate family is John Haner, a brother who lives at Hanersville. One brother who preceded him in death was Lawrence Haner, a former Gallipolis barber.
     Mr. Haner was married to the former Alice Nolan on March 21, 1897, and she survives along with two sons and a daughter, Russell of Gallipolis, Kenneth of Kanauga and Mrs. Oscar (Mabel) Warren of Springfield. There are 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
     He retired from farming in 1943 and moved to Gallipolis in 1951. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mercerville Baptist Church. Rev. C.J. Lemley of Cheshire will officiate, and burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Mercerville under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Date of death: 07 April 1959 (from Ohio Death Index);
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Haner, John H.

     GALLIPOLIS - John H. Haner, 84, 269 Jackson Pike, Hanerville, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Brown County General Hospital, Georgetown, Ohio, where he had been a patient since Feb. 24.
Mr. Haner was a retired barber and also operated a bird dog kennel. He attended the Methodist Church.
     He was born Aug. 23, 1881 in Guyan Twp., Gallia County, a son of the late Smith and Sarah Syrus Haner. He married Abagail Reeves on April 30, 1933 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1965. Mr. Haner spent his entire life in Gallipolis.
     Survivors include his son, Clyde, Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. Nell George, Gallipolis, and three grandchildren. Three brothers, a sister and a half-brother preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Archie M. Lung, Georgetown, officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 13, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Haner, John W.

Obituary Of The Late John W. Haner
     John W. Haner, son of Rev. Noah and Eliza Haner, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, February 5, 1878. In September of the year of 1898, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Lindemood and to this union six children were born; namely, Everette, Brady, Earl, Mervin, Sylvia and Pearl, all of whom survive him except Brady, who passed into his rest recently.
     The deceased was converted in a meeting held at Obed, IL in 1908 and in 1916, he united with the First Baptist Church of this city. He was a member of the Men's Bible Class of this church and was a frequent attender at the regular services. Several weeks ago he was stricken with the influenza and after a lingering illness, passed into his rest at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1920.
     The deceased leaves to mourn his departure to the other world, besides his widow and children, one sister, Mrs. Lillie Haskins and an aged father, both of whom live in Crown City, Ohio. Besides these he leaves a host of other relatives and friends who will deeply mourn his death.
     Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. C. W. Culp. The pallbearers were from the Railway Carmen of America, of which he was a member. Following the funeral services at the home, interment occurred in the I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Gallia Times
March 18, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Haner, Lawrence M.

Lawrence Haner, Retired Barber, Died at 3 A.M.
In Soldiering Day He Guarded Rebel Filipino Prisoners.
     Lawrence M. Haner, retired barber, died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home 534 Third Ave. He had been ill for more than two years but his condition did not become grave until a week ago. He lacked a week of reaching his 67th birthday. Up to the last Mr. Haner was calm and cheerful, with a smile on his face for every little kindness and attention he received from his devoted wife, Pearl Miller Haner.
     Mr. Haner was born in Guyan Twp. Dec. 18, 1877, and more than half of his years were spent in Gallipolis. He was a Spanish-American War veteran, serving 33 months on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. After the war with Spain had ended, and after the Filipino rebellion had been crushed and its leader, Emilia Aguinaldo, had been captured and placed in prison, Haner was assigned to guard him. They became friends.
     After his soldiering days were over, Mr. Haner came here and opened a shop in the room next to Eddie's Place, in the then Ulsamer Hotel building. Later his shop occupied the Park Central Hotel corner and in more recent years he had a shop in the basement of his Third Ave. home.
     Lawrence Haner was a neat, genteel man, honest and upright, an exemplary husband, a capable and painstaking member of his trade, and he had and deserved a host of friends.
     Surviving besides Mrs. Haner, are two brothers and a sister, Dennis of Eureka, John of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Alice Boyd of near Mercerville.
     Solemn Requiem High Mass at 8:30 Thursday morning with interment on Mound Hill by Geo. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Haner, Mark Edward

     Mark Edward Haner, 36, Gallipolis, died Monday, May 10, 1999 in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born July 17, 1962 in Point Pleasant, W. Va., son of Kenneth E. and Dorothy Kirk Haner of Gallipolis, he had been the manager of Kenny’s Auto Rentals for the past nine years. He was a member of the South Gallia Boosters Club and the Gallia County Sheep Association.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Tammy L. Shriver Haner, whom he married July 31, 1981 in Gallipolis; two daughters, Tanya L. Haner and Holley A. Haner, both of the home; a son, Zachary E. Haner, of the home; three sisters, Linda (Mike) Plymale; Deanna K. Cisco and Anita (David) Smith, all of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Alfred Holley and Denver Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Haner, Nell I.

Haner Rites Listed Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Nell I Haner, who died Thursday night in her home at 129 Second Ave., will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday in Miller's Home for Funerals, with burial following in Clay Chapel cemetery.
     Mrs. Haner, in ill health for several years, died as the result of a paralytic stroke.  She is survived by a son, Pat, who resided with her, and a daughter, Mrs. Nell L. George.  There also are three grandchildren. She was born Oct. 10, 1883, in Eureka, the only daughter of Dr. W. F. and Loraine Cornwell Fletcher.  She had resided in Gallipolis since 1906
     Services will be conducted by Rev. Frank Harding, pastor of the Chambersburg. Methodist church, with pallbearers being Baker Brown of Charleston, W. Va., Ralph Rousculp of Columbus and Charles E. Brown of Gallipolis, all cousins of Mrs. Haner, and Albert J. Gabrielli, Remo Rocchi and Dr.Joseph P. Brady. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services.

Born:  Oct. 10, 1883
Died:  1956
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Haner, Otto

Otto Haner Dead
     James Stewart of Guyan township was up Saturday and reported the death of his brother-in-law, Otto Haner, about two weeks ago. Mr. Haner was aged about 30 years, and is survived by his wife and one child. He had been an invalid for some three years. He was laid to rest in the Sheets cemetery.

Gallia Times
July 22, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hanes, George W.

MEMORIAL
George W. Hanes

     George W. Hanes was born June 20, 1868 and died March 5, 1886, aged 19 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Thou art gone, dear brother,
Where sorrow is no more,
Thou hast left this vain land
For a bright and happy shore.

Thy work on earth is done--
Thy mission is fulfilled;
Thou hast followed where He led,
And done as He hath willed.

As 'round his couch we stood,
Mourning so great a loss;
Said he, "Weep not, dear friends,
For I can bear the cross."
Of death he had no fear,
His heart was full of love, 
For he knew the summons
Came from his God above.

He knew that angels bright
Were waiting very near,
To bear away his soul
To Him who was so dear.

Then, dear friends, mourn him not, 
Who rests beneath the sod; 
Though his dust lies there 
His soul is with its God.
                                           A Friend

Gallipolis Paper
March 5, 1886
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Hanes, Hattie [Riggs]

Wife of Capt. U. G. Hanes Passed Away Wednesday
     Mrs. Hattie Hanes, wife of Capt. Ulysses Grant Hanes, died at her home at Kanauga, this Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 1913, at 5:30. The funeral services will be held at Center Valley, Washington county, where all of her people reside, the body being taken over the B. & O. Friday afternoon at 1:34, and will be on Saturday. The body will be prepared for shipment by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Hanes maiden name was Riggs, being a daughter of Squire Moreland and Nancy Riggs, and a niece of Jacob Riggs of this county and was the youngest of nine children and was in her 49th year. She was married to Capt. Hanes Jan. 6, 1891, in Washington county and came to Gallipolis ten years ago last fall.
     Something like four years ago, her health became impaired, and sometime afterward she was sent under the advice of a physician to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for her health where she remained for eighteen months, and returned greatly improved, but on return here gradually declined. However at the time of her death she had been as well as for sometime, but was taken with a hemorrhage of the lungs this morning which hastened her death.
     Mrs. Hanes was a fine woman and a member of the Methodist Church at Kanauga and had a host of friends. Her husband bought the ferry at Kanauga and built a home there while she was in New Mexico, and she was delighted to live there. Everything possible was done for her. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Auxiliary, to the M. W. of A. and a pleasant social lady whom every one liked. Her husband will have the sympathy of all of his acquaintances in his bereavement of the companionship of so good a lady.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 15, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hanes, James F.

MEMORIAL
James F. Hanes
     James F. Hanes was born April 15, 1865 and died March 5, 1886, age 11 months and twenty days.

Oh do not wish your darling back
To this sad world of care;
But rather pray that you with him 
Eternal life may share.

A gentle voice has welcomed him
Unto his Saviour's breast
And safe within those loving arms
Our precious baby rests.

Then fond parents, cease thy weeping, 
And meekly kiss the sod; 
That little gem was only lent-- 
It still belong to God.
                                            A Friend

Gallipolis Paper
March 5, 1886
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hanes, Russell G.

     Russell G. Hanes, 72, Cincinnati, formerly of Kanauga died unexpectedly Monday at his home. Mr. Hanes was a retired riverman. He was the son of the late Sherman and Hannah Hanes. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert.
     He is survived by his wife, Irene; one son, Charles Ray Hanes of Hilliard, Ohio; one daughter, Doris Rhodes, Hurricane, W. Va.; two sisters, Cora DeWitt, Kanauga and Mary Oliver, Rayland, Ohio; two step-daughters and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Craver Funeral Home, Milford, Ohio. Burial will be in Milford.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 12, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hanes, Sue

Her Body Found
Point Pleasant Post Office Clerk’s Remains Caught
     At Chambersburg at 2:30 this afternoon the remains of Miss Sue Hanes, drowned by her own act at Pt. Pleasant some six weeks ago, were found. She was attired only in a night dress, and committed suicide when insane beyond any reasonable doubt, being a lady of education, talent and unsullied reputation. A reward of $200 had been offered for the body.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 5, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Hanger, D. J.

D. J. HANGER RITES ARE HELD TUESDAY
(Vinton Cor.)
     The funeral of David J. Hanger, who died in a Chillicothe Veterans' hospital, was held at the M. E. church Tuesday at 1:30 by Rev. M.V.B. Stump of Racine, Ohio. The body was laid to rest in the Memorial cemetery by the following pallbearers: G. E. Glenn, Cline Gerlach, G. P. Ewing, E. A. Evans, Cush Strong, and H. M. Wilcox. Flowers were carried by the military escort, W. A. Crawford, Luther Dyer and I. N. Edwards. Funeral in charge of H. K. Butler.
     Among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Luther Dyer and Mr. Ed Denney of Wellston, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Grover of Cheshire, Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver and Mr. Neal of Gallipolis, Kyle Stump and Miss Eileen Roush of Zanesville, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Glassburn and son Loren of Bidwell.

[Note: buried in Vinton Memorial Cemetery, Huntington Twp., Gallia County--served in Spanish American War]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 18, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Hanger, David

Death of David Hanger

     David Hanger, a prominent citizen of Morgan township, father of Squire W. E. Hanger, died Sunday night last from a stroke of paralysis, aged 74 years. He leaves a wife and five children, four daughters and a son all married. He was a member of the U.B. Church for forty years. He was buried at Mt. Olive Church, where Rev. Simmons conducted the funeral services. He was a farmer and left a good estate and was a good citizen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 11, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Haning, Atwood

Dr. Atwood Haning Died in Wheeling Friday
Was Son of Rev. I. Z. Haning And Native of Gallia County
     News has been received her of the death of Dr. Atwood Hanning, 57, native of Rio Grande, this county, who died Friday night in a Wheeling, W. Va., hospital after an operation for appendicitis. Dr. Haning was the son of the late Rev. I. Z. Haning, who was one of Rio Grande College’s staunchest supporters. Dr. Haning was a graduate of Rio Grande College. He was married to a Wheeling lady and had six children who with his wife, survive. Funeral services were held in Wheeling Sunday afternoon, friends here learned.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 10, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hanlin, Margaret

Mrs. Hanlin
     Mrs. Moses Hanlin died at her home on Mill Creek Thursday evening of last week after three weeks' illness of paralysis, aged 58 years. A husband and seven children are left to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted last Sunday morning. Mrs. Hanlin was a good woman and for many years had been a member of the Christian Church.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 19, 1904
Vol. XXXVII No. 17
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                          Top of Page


Hanlon, (Hanlin) Myrtie [Arthur]

Long Illness Ends For Mrs. Hanlon This Morning At Daughter’s Home
Thrombosis Given As Death Cause For Local Woman
     Mrs. Myrtie Arthur Hanlon, 71, died at 8:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William J. Ball, 156 Second Ave., where she had made her home. Coronary thrombosis was the cause of death, but she had been ill for four or five years.
     Born Nov. 16, 1878 below Gallipolis in Gallia County to the Rev. William H. and Mary Leighton Arthur, Mrs. Hanlon married Sherman Hanlin June 12, 1898, in Gallipolis. He died Jan. 12, 1921. An invalid, Mrs. Hanlon was attended devotedly by her daughter, Nellie (Mrs. Ball), who never gave up hope that her mother would get well some day. Her invalidism was made less burdensome by this daughter’s faithful care.
     Other surviving children are Miss Mabel Hanlon, Chicago; Harry Hanlon, Columbus; and Mrs. James W. (Mary) Wetherholt, former recorder of Gallia County and now chief deputy in that office. A daughter, Ruth (Mrs. William Chambers), died in 1932. Six surviving grandchildren are Gene and Ruth Ann Wetherholt; Mrs. Avalon Ekonomon, New York; Keith Hanlon; Mrs. Douglas Raike, Jr., and William Chambers. Misses Minnie and Stella Arthur are surviving sisters, and Charles Arthur is a surviving brother. Another sister is Mrs. William Gibbons, New Plymouth, I. L. (Pete) Arthur, Ashland, Ky., another brother died in 1946.
     Funeral services from the George J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home had not been arranged at noon today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 31, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hanna, Daniel Smith

Smith Hanna, 78, Passes At Jerry City, Ohio
Formerly Lived Here and Owned Gallia County Farms--Burial At Jerry City
     A letter from Silas E. Gilbert, now at Jerry City, Wood County, Ohio, tells of the death of Daniel S. Hanna, 78, a former resident of this county and known here as Smith Hanna. His death occurred at Jerry City on Monday, Nov. 29 and he had been confined to his bed almost constantly since January.
     Though it is 26 years since Mr. Hanna moved from this county, he is well remembered here. He once owned what is or was known as the Koontz farm on Raccoon and later owned what is now the Ed Bull farm in Green Township, having sold it to the late August Engle and then moved to Gallipolis.
     In the Spring of 1911, he moved to Marion County, where he bought a farm and where he lived thereafter except for a year when he and his wife conducted a students rooming house at Ada and except for the last year in Jerry City.
He is survived by, besides his wife, Missouri (Walter) Hanna, one sister, Mrs. George Smeltzer of Fostoria.
     Funeral was held today at the residence, in charge of Rev. C. A. Walter of Crooksville and Rev. T.J. Yoder of Jerry City. Burial there.

[Note: Death Certificate...born April 9, 1859; died Nov. 28, 1937; age 78 years, 7 months and 22 days. Parents: Daniel S. Hanna and Harriett Martin]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 1, 1937
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hanna, Drusilla [Turner]

Mrs. H. P. Hanna Dies, Was Ill Three Weeks
Deceased was Widow of Probate Judge Hanna
     Mrs. Drusilla Turner Hanna, widow of the late Judge H. P. Hanna died about 1:45 Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. A. Tanner following a three weeks illness. Mrs. Hanna was 83 years old, was a native of Gallia county and lived here her entire life with her husband, Judge Hanna, who passed away about eighteen years ago.
     Mrs. Hanna was long prominent in the affairs of the city. She was a member of Grace M. E. Church and until the infirmities of age overtook her was an active worker. She was a woman of fine intelligence, with a most pleasing personality, and very devoted to her family and her church.
     She is survived by one son, Mr. Ed Hanna, of Columbus and a daughter, Mrs. Tanner, with whom she had lived for the past ten years. Three other children, John, Julia and Emma preceded her in death. Two sisters are also left, Mrs. Ellen Bard, near Columbus and Mrs. Martha Hawk, of this city. Funeral will be held at the Tanner home, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. A. H. Beardsley conducting the services. Burial will be made at Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 29, 1926
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hanna, Harriet Roxy (Martin)

Death of Mrs. Harriet Hanna
     Mrs. Harriet Hanna, widow of the late D. S. Hanna who was killed in battle for the Union, died at the home of her son W. R. Hanna on 4th avenue, Sunday morning of cancerous growths upon her forehead and face, with which she had been afflicted for the past three years. Her funeral services were conducted at her late home Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock, the interment by Wetherholt follow at Mr. Zion church cemetery.
     Mrs. Hanna’s brothers and sisters are all dead and she is survived by her sons W. R. Hanna, this city, D. S. Hanna of Lima, O., and daughters, Mrs. Geo. Smeltzer, of near Rodney and Mrs. Charles Thorn, of Cincinnati. Mrs. Hanna was in her 80th year, was a member of the M. E. Church and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She formerly resided at Northup before coming to this city to live about ten years ago.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, her name was Harriet Roxy Hanna daughter of Stephen Martin and Elizabeth Mcgath. 9 Jul 1833-11 Apr 1913]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 16, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                        Top of Page


Hanna, John P.

John P. Hanna Called by Death Sunday Morning
Trip West Fails to Restore Young Banker’s Health
Home Two Days When End Suddenly Came - A Prominent Man Has Been Removed
     John P. Hanna, treasurer of the People’s Banking and Trust Company and a prominent resident of the city, died, Sunday morning, at 9:45 o’clock at his home at Third street. His death was directly due to heart trouble. Mr. Hanna had been in failing health since last summer, and had just returned home last Friday from Douglas, Arizona, where he had spent nearly two months in the hope that the change in climate might improve his health.
He returned home in a weakened condition, and was confined to his home on Third street two days previous to his death. Mr. Hanna had been advised to go west for his health and left this city last Thanksgiving Day.
     John P. Hanna was born at Gallipolis, O., November 20th, 1873 and was therefore past 40 years of age. He was the son of the late Senator H. P. Hanna and Mrs. Drucilla Hanna, of Gallipolis. Mr. Hanna spent the greater part of his life at Gallipolis, where he was well and favorably known. For a number of years he was connected with a bank in that city and came to this city in 1902. He had been connected with the People’s Banking and Trust Company since it was organized in 1902. Mr. Hanna engaged as teller with the local bank and several years later in 1908 was made treasurer to succeed George W. Horb.
     Fraternally Mr. Hanna was a Mason and belonged to the American Legion lodge No. I. F. and A. M., American Union, Chapter No. I, R. A. M., and Marietta Council No. 78, R. and S. M. Mr. Hanna took an active interest in local politics and was a Republican, Mr. Hanna was chosen chairman of the Washington County Republican Central Committee two years ago.
     He was married in this city to Florence B. Dye, October 21, 1907. Besides his widow he is survived by two small children, Katharine and Mary Hanna. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Druscilla Hanna, of Gallipolis, a sister, Mrs. Fannie B. Tanner, of Gallipolis, and a brother, Edward Hanna, of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:45 o’clock at the residence No. 309 Third street and Rev. H. H. Keisey and Rev. Mr. Eison will have charge of the services. Interment in Oak Grove will be private.

Unknown Marietta, Washington Co., OH, Newspaper
Abt. Sunday, January 18, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hanna, Julia

Death of Miss Julia A. Hanna

     The illness of Judge Hanna's daughter, Miss Julia, has been frequently mentioned by the Journal, so that our readers are well apprised that she has been seriously ill for sometime. Miss Hanna had the grip a year ago last winter, which left her with a bad cough. She was her father's deputy and resumed her business in the office, however, until last November, when she became so ill, that on the advice of Dr. Whittaker, of Cincinnati she ceased to attend to the duties of the office, and was confined to the house for the greater part of the time.
     Last March it was determined to take her to Pueblo, Col., for her health and she and her mother left here for that place on the 18th of that month. At first it was thought improvement was noticed, and great hopes were entertained that she would be returned to her home with her health entirely restored. It soon became evident, however, that her improvement was but temporary, and she grew weaker, day by day, until Friday morning, when a telegram was received announcing that she had passed away, Thursday evening May 4th, at five o'clock. Miss Hanna's death is unusually sad and distressing. She was about twenty-two years of age, of bright and vivacious disposition and made friends wherever she made acquaintances.
     As an assistant to her father in the Probate Court she could hardly have had a superior. She was an exceptionally beautiful scribe and her books and papers stand as models of penmanship and neatness. She was of a hopeful, bouyant disposition and on leaving home entertained no thought but that she would return in a few weeks entirely well and was hopeful of this to the last. She was a member of the Methodist Church and Epworth League, and faithful to all of her religious duties. Her place in the family circle will be missed as none but that circle can tell. Her host of friends will also miss and mourn for her because she was eminently worthy to be mourned.

[Note: She is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1893
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hanna, Julia A.

Death of Miss Julia Hanna
     Miss Julia A. Hanna, daughter of Judge and Mrs. H. P. Hanna, died at Pueblo, Colorado, on the 4th of May, 1893, of consumption, aged twenty-two years. One year ago last winter she suffered from an attack of la grippe, which left her with a cough, rapidly developing into serious lung trouble. The advice of eminent physicians was sought, and in March last her mother accompanied her to Colorado, in the hope that relief might be obtained. They reached Pueblo on the 16th of March, and for a short time an apparent improvement was observed. But the last hope was soon shattered—the end was nearing. The family here were notified that life’s lamp could burn but a few days longer, and Julia’s brother, E. H. Hanna, hastened to Pueblo, reaching there on the 1st.
     During the stay of Mrs. Hanna and her dying daughter in Pueblo, they received many attentions and kindnesses, which will ever be gratefully remembered, from a number of former residents of Gallia, among whom may be named Mr. William Lawson and family, Charles Cherrington and his mother, Mr. Matt Merriman, Mr. Ed. S. Rodgers, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Koontz.
     All that was mortal of Julia was brought home, reaching here on Monday noon by the Hocking Valley train. On Tuesday, funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, the pastor officiating, and she was laid to rest at Mound Hill. The funeral was largely attended, and the flora offerings were many. The pall-bearers were S. N. Reese, V. A. Tanner, Frank Willbarger, T. W. Jones, W. L. Niday and T. S. Cowden. The honorary pall-bearers were Helen Kerns, Nellie Mullineux, Ethel Hill, Mable Hutsinpiller, Mary Hall and Minnie Summers.
     The church was filled to overflowing with friends of the dead girl and her family; and of the large assemblage not one was drawn there by idle curiosity, but all came in sorrow to evince their deep sense of respect and love for one whom in life was honored and whose death brought tears of agony from all who loved her, and “to know her was to love her.”
     Julia Hanna was a loveable, intellectual and brilliant young girl. Her future was filled with bright hopes. Thoroughly educated, pleasing in manner and fascinating in [unreadable text] with apparently many years [unreadable text] life was very attractive. But the ways of the Father are not of our fashioning. He has called her home, and the loving and devoted father and mother and brothers and sisters must bow to their loss, and look to Him who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed mountains in scales and the hills in a balance.
To them is left the knowledge that she bore her prolonged and painful illness with patience, fortitude and resignation. As the hopes of continued life faded away, the light of immortality gleamed upon her latter days with the assurance of peace and eternal joy.

Her work is done. Her young life is ended. She now full realizes—
After the shower, the tranquil sun;
After the snow, the emerald leaves;
Silver stars after the day is done;
After the harvest, golden sheaves.
After the clouds, the violet sky;
After the tempest, the hill of waves;
Quiet woods, when the winds go by;
After the battle, peaceful graves.
After the burden, the blissful meed;
After the flight, the downy nest;
After the furrow the waking seed;
After the shadowy river, rest.

Unknown Gallipolis Newspaper
Abt. Thursday, May 4, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                        Top of Page


Hannan, Arius T.

Death of Arius T. Hannan
     In our issue of last week it was our sad duty to chronicle the death of Mr. Arius T. Hannan, one of our most esteemed citizens. Although a victim of the relentless Bright's disease, yet his condition within a few days of his death did not indicate that the end was so near, but despite the efforts of his able and faithful physician and the care of a loving wife the disease developed rapidly and he passed away at a late hour Tuesday night.
     The news of his death came as a shock to his friends, of whom he had many, having lived in the community from birth, and having by his kindness of disposition, gentleness of manner, and unswerving intergrity, created for him the esteem and regard of all who knew him. He was born in this city, Dec. 1, 1846, and was married in 1861, to Miss Ada Holcomb, who, together with his mother, three brothers and one sister, survive him.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church by the Rev. W. M. Jones, of Columbus. The burial took place at Mound Hill Cemetery, whiter the remains were escorted by Morning Dawn Lodge, and the Rose Commandery of Knights Templar, of which bodies he was a member while living.

Gallipolis Journal
Dec 5, 1888
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hannan, Emma

Emma Hannan, 84, Dies in Maysville.
     Miss Emma Hannan, 84, died Friday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Laura Worthington, in Maysville, Ky. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock E. W. T. in the Swan Creek Church with burial in the church cemetery by a Maysville undertaker.
     Besides the sister, Miss Hannan is survived by one niece, Mrs. James Parry, Paris, Ky., one nephew, john Morrison, Beaufort, N.C. and various Hannan and Mills relatives in the Swan Creek neighborhood. The decedent was born July 30, 1860.

[Note: 1860-1945, handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page


Hannan, Henry

Death of Mr. Henry Hannan
     Mr. Henry Hannan died at his home in East Liverpool Aug. 31, 1924, and was buried there Wednesday. He was a former resident of this city and the father of Miss Genevieve Hannan.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday September 6, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hannan, James H.

Death Claims James H. Hannan
     Death this morning at 9:50 o'clock took James H. Hannan, 74, Bladen farmer.  Mr. Hannan had been ill since June 10 and death came in the old Hannan homestead in which he was born.  A son of Henry and Sadie Arbuckle Hannan he was born  March 5, 1873.  His wife, the former Mary Rebekah Kuykenball, died in 1915, five years after their marriage. Mr. Hannan leaves one son, James H. Hannan Jr., now living in Mexico.
     Time of funeral services has not yet been set, although it is known rites will be held in Swan Creek Chapel.  Burial will be made in Morefield, W.Va.

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Hannan, James H.

J. Hannan's Body To Be Buried At Moorefield, W.Va.
     Funeral services for James H. Hannan were held at 10 o'clock today at Swan Creek Chapel, with Rev. Frank Harding of Crown City in charge.
     Immediately thereafter the funeral party left for Moorefield, W.Va.--350 miles away--where Mr. Hannan will be buried beside his wife, who died May 10, 1915, five years after their marriage.  Her maiden name was Mary Rebekah Kuygenball and she was a native of that section.  Moorefield is in Hardy County, which borders on Shenandoah County, Va.
     Decedent's grandparent's, Henry and Rhoda Henderson Hannan settled in this county in 1819.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Hannan, Lucy

Sudden Death
Mrs. J. M. Hannan, of Swan Creek, Found Dead

     Mrs. Lucy Hannan, wife of Mr. James Monroe Hannan, of Swan Creek, was found dead on the floor of her room last Saturday afternoon. Heart disease is attributed as the cause, from which she had been a sufferer for a number of years. When last seen alive Mrs. Hannan was sitting in her chair doing some work. Mr. Hannan, who had been in another part of the house or out in the yard, stepped into the room and found her lying on the floor dead. Dr. Campbell was summoned, but his efforts were of no avail.
     Mrs. Hannan was about 63 years of age, and was the daughter of the late James Guthrie. She was united in marriage to Mr. Hannan in 1858. Besides a husband she leaves two children, Mrs. Frank Mills, of Swan Creek, and Mrs. Francis Guthrie of Cleveland, Ohio. The deceased was a woman highly esteemed by all who knew her.
Rev. Prior conducted the funeral services from her late home Tuesday morning, and the burial was in the Hannan graveyard by Hayward & Son.

[Note: 5/24/1838 - 11/9/1901]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 15, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Hanse, Mrs. Tom [Mary]

Death of Mrs. Hanse
     Mrs. Tom Hanse, colored, living at 822 4th Ave., died this Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock of cancer. She was operated upon for this trouble at Columbus three times, but her system had become inocculated with the poison and she never regained her health. For the past week, only, she had been confined to her bed. She is highly spoken of by those who knew her. Nothing definite can be given as to the funeral services at this writing. Secret orders will probably be in charge.

[Note: Name is spelled Hance in the cemetery records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 12, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hanson, Charles Burt

At Rest
All that was Mortal of Mr. C. B. Hanson Laid Away
    
With solemn tread and sorrowful mien, the relatives and friends of the late Mr. C. B. Hanson followed the mortal remains of their loved one to their last resting place at the beautiful Mound Hill Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted at his late home on Second street, below Court, Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The friends selected by the family of the deceased to act as pall bearers were Messrs. Frank Bell, T. S. Cowden, Clayton Poore, W. F. Beall, Sherman H. Eagle and Joseph Cuni, the latter a traveling man from Cincinnati, and a particular friend of Mr. Hanson’s. The gentlemen composing the floral escort were J. E. Halliday, C. V. Gentry, Capt. Verne Bovie, J. H. Maxon and Albert Neal.
     The floral pieces were perhaps the finest ever brought to Gallipolis, and we note among them a large pillow of roses from the Elks, with the letters B. P. O. E. on white satin, “Gates Ajar,” a handsome floral piece done in white roses and chrysanthemums from Mr. Joseph Cuni, an “Open Book” of white roses from the Board of Education and the teachers of the public schools, a broken wheel from the firm of C. B. Hanson & Co., in red and white roses and with green leaf back ground; a star and crescent of most beautiful design from Dr. and Mrs. James Hanson, and a large number of elegant bouquets and cut flowers from friends.
     The singing was rendered by the Presbyterian choir, in charge of Prof. Neal, and was beautiful and appropriate. The Order of Elks held their impressive burial service at the cemetery, and the Rev. Gelvin delivered a touching discourse over the remains at his late home.
     The casket in which Mr. Hanson was laid away was a handsome cloth one, copper lined, and inscribed on the plate were two words, “At Rest”, and most appropriate they were in speaking of one whose life work was a busy one and who may now well rest until the trumpet is sounded which will awake both the quick and the dead.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 19, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hanson, Ed

Death of Edward Hanson
     Mr. Ed Hanson, so well known here, a son of the late John Hanson, and brother of Mrs. Ross Williams, died last Wednesday morning, and was buried Friday.
     He had been in bad health several years past, being the victim of consumption. Some seven years ago he went to Colorado and found in the salubrious climate of that State some relief. But he left there and went to Kansas, where he remained about two years, gradually growing worse and came home to Gallipolis. He gradually grew worse to the time of his death. He was young man of 31 years, and was loved by all knew him.
     Rev. R. H. Coulter conducted the funeral, and at the request of friends we give a portion of his remarks: Mr. Coulter said in reference to the doctrine of the immortality of the soul: (rest omitted)

October 15, 1890
Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                             Top of Page


Hanson, Frances B. [Dillon]

     Frances B. Hanson, 84, former Gallipolis Twp. clerk and former registrar of vital statistics for the Gallipolis City Hearlth Department, died at 1:20 a.m. today (Monday) at the Jackson Care Center near Oak Hill. She had been in failing health for about three months. Her residence was at 250 First Ave., Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Hanson was born Dec. 3, 1894, in Gallia County, where she spent her entire life in the Gallipolis community. Her parents were James and Lena Wood Dillon.
     She married Fred Hanson on Feb. 22, 1913, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, of which she was a member, and he died in Janurary, 1941. Two sons survive: James B. Hanson, Gallipolis and Bert Hanson, Portsmouth; five grandchildren survive, and six great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Gallipolis Emblem Club and the St. Peter's Episcopal Curch Women. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St Peter's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Albert H. MacKenzie officiating, and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. If friends so desire, they may contribute in lieu of flowers to the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Building Fund, c-o Albert H. MacKenzie, 541 Second Ave., Gallipolis 45631.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 12, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley


Hanson, James T.

Without Regaining Consciousness, Dr. Hanson Succumbs
Injuries Received in Automobile Collision Prove Fatal At 2 This Morning --
Career of Much Honored Physician Closes In 84th Year--Daughter Coming From Florida
     Dr. James T. Hanson, Dean of Gallia County physicians and long prominent in the affairs of his profession and politics, died at the Holzer Hospital at 2 o'clock this morning. He never regained consciousness during the period of nearly 18 hours that elapsed after he fractured his skull in the automobile collision near Addison Thursday morning.
     Hope for his recovery had been abandoned early Thursday afternoon. There was a fracture at the base of the skull and it caused a severe hemorrhage. When an effort was made to relieve his pressure on the brain by tapping the spine, the fluid that issued forth proved to be mostly blood. His condition was pronounced hopeless and his son, Harry, was told that the end might come at any minute.

One Driver Unhurt
     Alva Kall, Cheshire, who was cut and bruised in the collision that caused the first tragedy of the kind in this county in three or four months, was able to return home this morning. Ura Swisher, driver of the Kall car, was virtually unhurt.
     The accident came as a shock to Dr. Hanson's neighbors and friends and numerous acquaintances, many of whom had seen him a few minutes before he drove out of the city to inquire into a death in his capacity as county coroner. They were prepared, though, for the news that he would probably not recover, after learning that he had been hurled from the car in a collision and rushed to the hospital in an an unconscious condition.
His advanced age, it was realized would militate against his recovery.
     Dr. Hanson was 83 years old on March 28. He was [missing word] in Florida but returned here shortly after that date. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until after the decedent's only daughter, Mrs. Alice Hanson Moore, arrives from Miami. A message was sent to her as soon as it was learned her father's injuries were fatal. She answered by saying she would leave Miami at 10 last night and would arrive in Charleston Saturday morning and come on here without delay. It is probable that services will be held on Monday.
     Dr. James Theodocius Hanson was born in Perry Township on March 28, 1851. The Hanson farm is now owned by John Everette Evans and the Hanson home stood within a few hundred feet of what is now the Evans home, just over the line in Perry from Green. He was a son of William and Mary WiIlliams Hanson.
     He attended country school, was graduated from the high school here in 1870, taught one or perhaps several terms of school in the rural districts of the county. He entered Ohio Medical College and was graduated from there in 1874.

First Practiced in Ceredo
     Dr. Hanson entered upon his professional career at Ceredo, remaining there a year. In May, 1875, he married Katherine Bell, a daughter of Henry Bell of this city. About this time Huntington was emerging from a mere steamboat landing into a town of great potentialities. So the Hansons moved there from the less promising Ceredo. They lived in Huntington a period of hard times and then came to Gallipolis. Their daughter was born in Huntington.
     From the late 70s til his death, except for a few intervals, Dr. Hanson was active and prominent here along many lines. He was widely known as a stalwart Republican, as a Shriner and Knight Templar, as one who enjoyed life to the utmost and had filled with ability and credit many positions of public trust.
     Dr. Hanson had served so many terms as county coroner that perhaps no one knows the exact number.
His first wife died Aug. 11, 1889 and in October, 1896 he was united in marriage to Ida May Guy of Mechanicsburg. She died in 1926.
     He was elected county auditor in 1898 and served two terms. He introduced new and more efficient methods in the conduct of that office and effected many reforms that saved the county thousands of dollars.
During the administration of Governor Harris in 1907-08, Dr. Hanson was Superintendent of the Athens State Hospital. Thence he went to Columbus to accept an executive position with the Columbus Blank Book and Stationers Co., remaining there two years when he returned to Gallipolis.
     His only brother was the late C.B. Hanson, dry goods merchant and his only sister died when nine years of age. His mother, attaining the age of 95, died here in August, 1928.
     Dr. Hanson was a man of positive convictions, ardent in his likes and dislikes, forceful and outspoken. As a physician he was admired for his excellent judgment by his fellow physicians and those to whom he administered. Thousands will regret his passing and to his cronies the blow will be severe indeed.
     Dr. Hanson was a member of the directorate of the First National Bank and served as President of the Automobile Club. He was not the oldest physician in the county, being several years younger than Dr. A.B. Garrett, but he was the dean of the group in point of service and in years of residence within this county.

[Note: Death Certificate..born March 21, 1851; died April 20, 1934; 83 years 30 days. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 20, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Hanson, Kate M. [Bell]

Death of Mrs. Hanson
     On Wednesday, in this city, died Mrs. Dr. James T. Hanson. She was a good woman, without an enemy and with hundreds of the warmest friends. She was the daughter of Mr. H. R. Bell, of this city. No labor, attention or care was spared during her protracted illness. The kind willing hands of those to whom she was the most near and dear were unsparing and endless, but death had marked her and took her to a higher, brighter and purer world.
     She leaves two small children, over whose tender lives He who guards the motherless will watch with sleepless eyes. Mrs. Hanson was universally beloved and the attendance upon her funeral was one of the largest ever in the city. The Journal extends its sympathies to those deepest in bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
August 1880

     At seven o'clock and twenty minutes on Wednesday evening of last week, in the 31st year of her age, Mrs. Kate M., wife of Dr. J.T. Hanson, died. Her funeral took place from the residence of the family Friday morning at 10 o'clock and the remains were deposited in the Old Cemetery at the upper end of the city, Rev. M.B. Wilson, of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the funeral obsequies.
     Mrs. Hanson was the eldest daughter of H.R. Bell, Esq. of this city and was beloved by all who knew her. Her death at the time was particularly distressing. She leaves an infant child only a couple of weeks old and a daughter some five or six years of age.

[Note: born Sept. 1849; died Aug. 11, 1880]

Gallipolis Paper
August 1880
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hanson, Mary Miller

     Miss Mary Miller was born in Washington Co., Penn., March 16th, 1813, and died in Gallipolis, Ohio, Dec. 13th, 1893. She was married to Geo. Hanson, Sept. 14, 1837.
     There was born to them ten children, eight sons and two daughters. Four sons died in infancy, and one at the age of fifty years. Three sons are still living, Richard F., James W., and John O., also the two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Davis, of Jackson, O., and Miss Lizzie, of this city with whom she made her home.
     She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at the early age of 17 years, and lived a consistent Christian life until her death. Her life was one of devotion to her family and her church. Her opportunities were not such as enabled her to render what the world would call great service to the church, but she gave an acceptable service. It can truly be said of her, “She hath done what she could.” She was a rare character that grew like a beautiful flower, not in a garden of luxury, but by the wayside to refresh and cheer the dust-begrimed, sore-footed pilgrims in the weary march of life.
     Her piety was of that cheerful, inspiring type that made the burdens of life sit lightly. During her last illness she expressed no desire to recover except that she might a little longer be company for her dear daughter, with whom she made her home. She was sweetly resigned to the Master’s will, and “Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts and harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body.”
     Her funeral was conducted from the M. E. Church in Gallipolis. P. A. Baker

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, February 17, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Hanson, Miriam E.

     DIED - December 25, 1861, near Alexander Chapel, Miriam E., daughter of William S. and Mary Hanson, aged eight years ten months and two days. Miriam was a good and dutiful child, a favorite in the family and neighborhood. She loved the Sunday school, and was always entertained by good books.—But suddenly the Master called, and after she distributed some mementoes among her friends and gave directions about her funeral, she went "to that land where storms never blow, and the long summer's given." J. B.

[Note: Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Green Township.]

The Gallipolis Journal
January 9, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hanson, Sarah

     Died, in Green township, on the 18th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Sarah Hanson, wife of Mr. John P. Hanson, in her 32nd year.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 25, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hanson, William

William Hanson Dead
     William S. Hanson, 85, passed away at his home in Gallipolis Monday morning of infirmities incident to old age. His funeral services will be conducted Wednesday by Rev. Hugh Evans, the interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Hanson was born in Green Township in 1828. His wife, who survives him, was Miss Mary Williams. They became the parents of Dr. James T. Hanson of this city and C. Bert Hanson and Miriam Hanson, deceased.
In his active years Mr Hanson was a farmer and stock buyer and had many acquaintances over the county.

[Note: Born June 5, 1829; died July 28, 1913; 84 years of age. Father James Hanson born Delaware and Mother Jane Sharp born VA]

Gallia Times
July 30, 1913
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Hanson, William Sharpe

Wm. S. Hanson Dead
Another Aged Citizen of Gallipolis, Passes to Great Beyond
     Mr. William Sharpe Hanson departed this life this Monday morning, July 28, 1913, with heart trouble, the result of a senile conditions and general break down. The funeral services will be Wednesday at what hour we cannot say at this time nor until relatives can be heard from. They will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Evans, of the First Presbyterian church at his home on lower Third avenue, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward.
     Mr. Hanson was in his 86th year, a son of James and Jane Hanson, and was born June 5, 1828, on their farm on the Portsmuth road nine miles from Gallipolis. There were eight children of them, the others being Elizabeth, Mrs. Joseph Wolfenbarger, Mrs. W.H. McCormick and John P., three dying in infancy and Mr. Hanson the last one of the family living. He grew up a farmer and stock raiser and dealer, and was united in marriage with Mary Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Williams, in September, 1849. They became the parents of James T. Hanson, and the late C.B. Hanson and Miriam Hanson, the last having died when only eight years of age. C.B. was the proprietor of the store which yet bears his name.
     Mr. Hanson and wife moved to Gallipolis in 1873 and built the residence where he died and where his surviving widow lives. He sold his farm in 1896 to John Everett Evans who yet occupies it. He was a member of the M. E. church at one  time and belonged to the National Union order at the time of his death. For the past 20 years he has done but little if anything. He was never sick in all his life until stricken with illness eight weeks ago, which confined him to his room and to his bed for the last three weeks. Even Sunday last he rose from his bed while his mind was wandering and walked scross the room to the door and wanted his clothers to go out.
     Mr. Hanson had lots of friends. He seemed to love everybody. He never at any time showed hatred or animosity toward any one, and it is not believed that there was any hatred in his heart for living soul. He had a placid disposition and nothing disturbed or ruffled, and he seeemed to  never be hurried or worried. He was kindly and generous to a fault and went to his eternal home with the good will of all his fellow men.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 28, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Haptonstall, Alma P. [Vanzant]

Haptonstall
     Mrs. Haptonstall, wife of Capt. Haptonstall, of Middleport, and daughter of Mr. James Vanzant, of Cheshire, died at the home of her father, where she had been on a visit for sometime, on Thursday, June 9, 1898. She was a most estimable lady and her friends, who were legion, learned of her death with profound sorrow. The remains were taken to Middleport for interment.

[Note: Buried in Van Zant Cemetery in Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 18, 1898
Transcribed by Karen Strojin


Haptonstall, Kittie

     Miss Kittie Haptonstall died Saturday of inflammation of the bowels. This is a peculiarly sad death, being the fifth of a family of seven. Miss Kittie was a bright and popular young lady of sixteen and was torn away from bright life like a bud from the full-blown bush. She was interred Monday, Rev. C.F. Creighton conducting the service.

[Note: Katherine born Jan.7, 1875 Gallipolis; died Sept. 1883. Parents: James A. and Susan R. Haptonstall. Burial at Mound Hill in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Sept. 6, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown