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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

Harbour, Elizabeth [Markin]

Death of Mrs. Harbor [sic]
     Mrs. Elizabeth Harbor [sic] of Harrison died Monday morning of chronic bronchitis, aged about 70 years.  She left several brothers and two children both married. She is said to have been a good lady. Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Pleasant U. B. Church by Rev. Ira Sheets Wednesday forenoon.

[Note: born November 20, 1840 and died January 18, 1909, with burial in Dickey Chapel.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday January 21, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Harbour, Ellen [Wood]

Death of Mrs. Harbour
     Mrs. Samuel Harbour, an aunt of Riley Tanner, died at Buffalo last week. She was a widow aged about 75 years and left a married son. She was a sister of Riley Wood of Cora, and was a fine lady.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 8, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harbour, Grover

Death Claims Bladen Man
     Grover Harbour, 67, Rt. 1, Bladen, farmer, died at 10 p.m., Thursday at his home near Providence Church. He had been ill for more than a year due to cancer. He was born May 5, 1884, to George and Mary Harbour in Mason County, W. Va.
     Besides his widow, the former Stachy Boston, he is survived by three children: Grover H., Heights, W. VA.; Adaline M. Wells, Rt. 1, Bladen; Vernon, Detroit; Fred F. Chillicothe; Paul B. Harbour, Columbus; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     These brothers and sisters also survive: Homer and Shelby Harbour and Mrs. Grace Richardson, Heights, W. Va.; Mrs. Emma Robinson, Grove City, and Mrs. Carrie Errett, Kansas. One brother, Edward, and a sister, Effie, residents of Kansas, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Providence Church.

Gallipolis Tribune
1951
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Harbour, Margaret

Mrs. Harbour Dead
     Mrs. Margaret R. Harbour, 58, died at her home in Huntington, Wednesday last, following an attack of indigestion. She was a former resident of Gallia County. The funeral was Saturday afternoon at Huntington.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1867; died April 15, 1922; aged 55 years.]

Gallia Times
April 18, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Harbour, Paul B.

Paul B. Harbour
     Paul B. Harbour, 60, Darbyville, Ohio died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Berger Hospital in Circleville following an automobile accident.
     An employee of the Columbus City Water Dept., he was born Oct. 31, 1915 in Huntington, W. Va. to Stacy Boston Broyles of Darbyville and the late Grover Harbour.
     He is survived by three children, Clifford, Columbus; Edwin, Vera Beach, Fla.; Freda, Columbus; six grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Adaline Wallace, Darbyville.
     Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the O. R. Woodyard Chapel at 255 East State St., Columbus with Mr. Howard M. Snyder officiating. Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Cemetery on Tyn Teens Run Rd. Local arrangements are under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Publication unknown
October 3, 1976
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                     Top of Page


Harbour, Mrs. Thomas

Mrs. Harbour Dead
     Mrs. Thomas Harbour of near Mercerville, died Sunday night of a complication of diseases, after an illness of long duration. She was about 65 years of age and is survived by her husband and five children: Her mother, Mrs. Keziah Wood, died on the 3rd of this month at the age of 84. Mrs. Harbour was a good woman and highly respected. The funeral services were held at Bethel church, near Bladen, yesterday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial at the church cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 23, 1911
Transcribed by Jan Rader


Harbour, Vernon

Gallia County Native Dies in California
     Vernon Harbour, 55, a native of Gallia Coounty, died Wednesday morning in Gardenia, California.
     Mr. Harbour was born on March 27, 1911, son of Mrs. Stacey Broyles of Rt. 2, Crown City. He attended Huntington schools.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Joy Casey of Gallipolis, and two sons and two daughters, Dale Harbour of Gibralter, Mich., Peter, Paula and Pamela Harbour, all at home. Other survivors are a brother and a sister, Paul Harbour, of Columbus and Mrs. Adaline Wells of Rt. 2, Crown City. Two brothers preceded him in death.
     Services were held today in Gardenia, Calif.

Publication unknown
d. July 27, 1966
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                     Top of Page


Harbor, Viola A

Death Of Mrs Van Harbour
     Mrs. Van [Viola A] Harbour passed away Friday evening. Although she had been critically ill, her condition was somewhat improved the past few days and her death was unexpected. Mrs. Harbour was a well known Gallia county resident, Mr. Harbour having been rural mail carrier of Corn for a number of years.
     She is survived by her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Cremeans of Lincoln and one daughter, Mrs. Merrill Davis of Chillicothe and one grand child and four brothers and sisters.
     The funeral will be conducted from her late home at Corn at 10:30 Monday morning by Rev. H. Deener of the Chillicothe Baptist church. Interment following at Rio Grand cemetery under direction of A. E. Tope.

[Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery Born 2-24-1875 - Died 5-22-1931]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 23, 1931
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hardgrow, Willa Ruth

     Willa Ruth Hardgrow, the fourth child of Mary and William Hardgrow, born in Vinton County Ohio,
July 4, 1916. A graduate of Gallia Academy High School with the class of 1938. Enrolled in the John Hopkins School of Nursing in Maryland and from there entered and served five years as a Sgt. WAC in the U.S. Army, Graduate of New York University, Adelphi College. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Soroitysince 1951.
     A member of the Institute of Views Clinic Groups, NAACP, New York, Choral groups and many others.
She was employed by the Jewish board of guardians, and would have received her P.H.D. Degree in
January. In her, quite a few persons found she was a person that had many characteristics that we will miss.
     She died September 21, 1960 at 1:15 a.m. leaving to mourn her one daughter, Mrs. Joan Blondell Smith a grandchild, Jacelyn Bernadette, one sister, Margaret Armstrong and two brothers, Clyde Blanchard and John Hardgrow.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 26,1960
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harding, Emma [Ward]

     Mrs. Emma Harding wife of Hale of Kyger died Oct. 13, 1903. She was the daughter of Aaron Ward. Daughter is Mrs. Emory Gordon.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct 16, 1903
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harding, Hale

Hale Harding, 81, Dies Suddenly Heart Ailment
End Came Last Night at Houston Home at Kanauga
Funeral At Poplar Ridge Sunday P. M.

     Hale Harding, a retired farmer of exemplary character, died at 11 o'clock last night at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. W. E. Houston, just above Kanauga. Death was caused by heart trouble and came suddenly, as he had been ill but a few hours. However, he had contracted that ailment long ago.
     Mr. Harding was a native of Kyger, but had lived at Kanauga for the last five and a half years. His age was 81 years, one month and 14 days, having been born Dec. 17, 1852. He was the last survivor of eight children of Alvin and Jane Lewellen Harding. The other seven were Lewis who died a few months ago; Casper, Orton and Edson Harding, Jane Wheaton, and Emaline Sydenstricker.
     Mr. Harding was twice married. His first wife was Emma Ward, of which union a daughter, Ada, wife of J. Emory Gordon, survives and lives near her father's former home about midway between Kyger and Eno. His second wife was Zella Riggs and they were married in 1906. In his later years he was tenderly cared for by his wife and his step-daughter and the latter's husband, Mr. Houston, and Mr. Harding was ever equally solicitous of their comfort and welfare. Concerning him since his death, Mr. Houston said: "Mr. Harding was one of the sweetest of Christian men, living so closely in accord with Christ's teachings as to be a beautiful example for all who knew him."
     The funeral services will be held at poplar Ridge church at 2 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. Harley Bolton of Rutland in charge. Burial at the same place by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page


Harding, Hazel H.

Hazel H. Harding
     Hazel Helen Harding, 84, Rt. 1 Cheshire, a former Piqua resident, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday [Jan. 31, 1983] in Scenic Hills Nursing Center, having been in failing health for the past 12 years.
     Born July 28, 1898, in Union County, daughter of the late Chancey E and Mittie Ball Fife, she was a member of Cheshire Baptist Church and Ohio State Grange and former member of Cheshire Ladies Guild. She married Ross E. Harding on March 23, 1915, at Jackson, TN and he also preceded her in death on June 6, 1979.
     Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Ada Hayes of Rio Grande and Mrs. Joe (Ida Mae) Thompson of Rt. 1, Cheshire; two sons, Joseph A. of Piqua and Walter E. of Penellas Park, FL; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. William Uber and Rev. Robert Colvin officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 2, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Harding, Lewis W.

Lewis Harding Died Yesterday Above Kanauga
Native of Cheshire Tp. Was Nearing 80th Birthday
Burial at Poplar at 2 o'clock Wednesday

     Death ended the long suffering of Lewis W. Harding, retired farmer, Monday afternoon at his home just above Kanauga. He had been ill a year or more and had grown steadily worse lately. The end came at about 2:30 and was due to cancer of the stomach.
     Lewis Walter Harding's age was 79 years, nine months and 16 days. He was a son of Alvin and Jane Allem [sic] Harding and was born, reared and spent nearly all his life in Cheshire tp. He moved to Kanauga about five years ago.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Sarah Catherine Ward, and Sept. 5 will be the 60th anniversary of their wedding. Three children also survive him; Ross Harding, Kanauga; Bertha Mageline, Pataskala, Ohio, and Minnie Turner, Williamsport, Ohio. Two preceded him in death; Orion Harding and Jessie Coughenour. There is one surviving brother, J. Hale Harding, his neighbor, for many years on the head of Kyger Creek and more recently his neighbor at Kanauga.
     The funeral services will be held at Poplar Ridge church at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Wednesday) with Rev. Mr. Bolton of Rutland in charge. Burial there by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.
     Mr. Harding was a quiet, reserved upright man, whose chief interest lay in his home and family, but who commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune; Front Page
Tuesday, August 1, 1933
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari-Little Creech

Harding, Lewis Walter

     Lewis Walter Harding son of Alvin and Jane Lewellen, born October 15, 1854, and died at the home of his son, Mr. Ross Harding of Kanauga, on July 31, 1933, aged 78 years, 9 months, 16 days. He was married to Sarah Catherine Ward on September 5, 1873. To this union the following children were born: Mrs. Minnie Turner of Williamsport; Orion, deceased; Mrs. Bertha Mazeline of Pataskala; Mrs. Jessie Coughenour, deceased; and Mr. Ross Harding of Kanauga. There remains only one living brother. All the others of the paternal home have passed on before and await his coming.
     Mr. Harding bore his long suffering with cancer patiently, and knew that he must sooner or later bid his earthly friends a last farewell. While his sufferings were intense, he was conscious up until the very last, and made all his business transactions, and arranged for his funeral rites.
     He was converted while young but never joined the Baptist church, yet always attended and helped to support that denomination, and wished to be buried under the auspices of that denomination. He was affectionate to those who waited upon him during his illness and tried in every way to lighten their burden. He belived in letting the life he lived be his memorial after death, and requested simple and plain funeral rites. So, a kind husband, father, and grand-father has left us. Our loss will be his gain. we must submit to god's plans.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 1933
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page


Harding, Mary

Mrs. Mary Harding
Died...Near Porter, March 6th, 1862, Mrs. Mary Harding.
     She was born in the State of New York in Jan., 1773, and removed to Gallia county, near 40 years ago. She was bereaved of her husband abut eleven years ago. She has left four children and a number of grand children to mourn the loss of one so aged and devoted to God. She has been an acceptable member of the Presbyterian church near seventy years.
     Her funeral services took place at Kygerville, March 8, by the writer, from Num. 23, 10, before a large congregation of friends and relatives.
     May the writer, the hearers and readers meet her in Heaven. M.D. Vaughn

Gallipolis Journal
Mar. 20, 1862
Contributed by Henny Evans


Harding, Mollie [Thompson]

Death of Mrs. A. B. Harding
     Mrs. A. B. Harding, whose serious illness we mentioned in last week's issue, died Friday morning at her home near Kyger. Her maiden name was Mollie Thompson and she was born in West Moreland county, Pa., Feb. 24, 1844. The family moved to Meigs county in the fifties and a short time after settled in Cheshire township. She was married to A. Bartlett Harding May 15, 1864, and lived happily with him until he passed away Jan. 30, 1908. Mrs. Harding suffered a stroke of paralysis six years ago and never completely recovered. She was again stricken on April 24 and the physicians soon determined that her condition was hopeless.
     She leaves two children, H. M. Harding, the produce dealer of this city, and Editor A. R. Harding of the Hunter-Trader-Trapper, of Columbus. She was a member of the Second Kyger Baptist Church, a good wife and mother and a lady who was esteemed and respected by all who knew her. The funeral services were conducted at Kyger, Saturday morning, by Rev. W. J. Fulton, interment following at Gravel Hill. Undertaker Rawlings of Middleport.

[Buried as Mary Harding; Death Certificate: died April 28, 1910; 66 years, 2 months and 4 days of age...widow. Parents: Robert Thompson and Susan Johnson.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 16, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall & F.K. Brown                                                     Top of Page


Harding, Ona Laurence

O.L. Harding Dead
     Ona L. Harding, after a short illness from heart trouble, died about 11 o'clock last Thursday night, at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Harding, back of Kyger. His friends, most of whom were unaware of his illness, were greatly shocked by the news of his death.
     He would have been 33 years old in Sept. and was a good industrious young man. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, younger than himself and three sisters, Mrs. J.C. Turner of Popular Ridge, Mrs. Marlow Coughenour of Plain City and Mrs. James Colwell of Eno.
     The funeral services were held at Poplar Ridge Church Saturday, Rev. W.J. Fulton officiating. Interment by Rawlings.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Sept. 1, 1877; died June 23, 1910; 32 years, 9 months and 2 days of age. Parents: Lewis Harding and Kate Ward. Single.. Cause of death: Pericarditis and Endocarditis. Burial Poplar Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 1, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Harding, Virginia [Barker]

Gallia Native Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Virginia Barker Harding, 79, the only woman to serve as a representative to the Ohio general assembly from Gallia county, died at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in Columbus.  She had an extended illness at her home, 1247 1/2 North High St., where she had lived for several years.
     Mrs. Harding was a native of Gallia county, born near Bladen.  She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Gee Barker.  The family removed to Gallipolis when she was a yoiung lady and she became widely acquainted as a clerk in various Gallipolis business establishments. She took an active interest in Democratic politics both on the county and state levels and served one term in the legislature in the late 1920's.
     She was married to the late Howard Harding, manager of the Gallia County Produce Co., prior to his retirement.  After his retirement they removed to a farm near Kyger and after his death she lived in Huntington and Columbus.  Mrs. Harding was a member of the Mother church of Christian Scientist in Boston, Mass. Her only survivors are a niece, Mrs. Ivan Adams, and a nephew, Arthur Harding, both of columbus.  The nephew is a namesake of a brother of Harding who founded the Hunter, Trapper and Trader in what is now the Mitchell Supply Co., and it was the forerunner of the Gallia Times.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 p.m., in the chapel at the P.E. Rutherford Funeral home, 2378 N. High St.  Burial will take place in Gravel Hill cemetery in Cheshire, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: b. abt. 1877 d. 2/29/1956]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hardway, Charles Robert

Hardway Babe Dies
    
Charles Robert Hardway, day-old son of Howard S. and Mildred Williams Hardway of Mercerville died at 11 o’clock a. m. yesterday. Heroic efforts were made to save the baby, even to the giving of a blood transfusion. The Hardways have one child, Doris, aged 18 months.
     Mrs. Oma Williams will conduct a service at the house and another at the grave at Crown City this afternoon. Burial by Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 19, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hardway, Howard S.

Howard S. Hardway, 65, Is Claimed By Death Saturday
     Howard S. Hardway, 65 of 90 Cedar St., Gallipolis, industrial arts teacher at Kyger Creek High School and a former minor league baseball pitcher, died at 8:30 p.m., Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. Mr. Hardway had suffered from a heart condition the past five years.
     He was born in Irondale, Ala., on Aug. 30, 1904, son of the late Hugh and Mary Shuler Hardway. He is survived by his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merch I. Clark, Gallipolis, and a foster sister, Mrs. Lyvonia Bunce, Gallipolis; his wife, Mrs. Mildred Williams Hardway; two daughters, Mrs. G. Richard Brown, Gallipolis and Miss Karen Hardway, at home; one son, Mike Hardway, Gallipolis, two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Reid, Clayton, N.M., and Mrs. Elizabeth Sims, Maxwell, N.M. One son and two brothers preceded him in death. Four grandchildren survive.
     Mr. Hardway graduated from Rio Grande College and Ohio State University with a major in history and English and a minor in industrial arts. He also held a Ph.D in education. He began his teaching and coaching career at Mercerville where he served as high school principal and basketball coach.
     In 1942, Mr. Hardway entered the political field. He served as Gallia County Clerk of Courts six years before becoming principal and basketball coach at Bidwell-Porter High School in 1948.
Mr. Hardway served as head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Oak Hill prior to joining the Kyger Creek staff in 1958.
     Prior to entering the teaching profession, “Lefty” Hardway, as he was called in the 1930’s, pitched baseball several years in the minor leagues. He was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates farm clubs. He was an outstanding hurler for the Huntington Boosters, Springfield Chicks and Little Rock, Ark., teams.
     Mr. Hardway was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and a past member of the Crown City Masonic Lodge, Gallia County Gun Club, and Eagles Lodge.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis with Rev. Paul S. Bauders officiating. Interment will be in Crown City Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour at the church prior to the services. Visitation will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, March 29, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                          Top of Page


Hardway, Mary C. [Plymale]

Mrs. Hardway Dead
     Mary C. Hardway passed away Wednesday morning, May 6, 1914, at the home of her son, Robert Irion, at Rio Grande, O., aged 76 years, 4 months and 9 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Edgar Ewing Thursday morning at the Rio Grande Baptist Church. The remains were interred in the church cemetery by Undertaker Myers of Sand Fork.
     The deceased was a daughter of the late Hugh Plymale and wife and was married twice, her first husband being Robert Irion. To this union six children were born, Sam Irion of Charleston, Mrs. Cyrena Calhoun of Wellsville, O., Mrs. Elizabeth Drummond of Riverside, Cal., J. J. Irion of Sparks, Ark., J. S. Irion of London, O., and Robert Irion of Rio Grande. Her second husband was Andrew Hardway and to this union was born Charles I. Hardway of Gallipolis, Mrs. Mamie Anderson of Lewiston, Idaho., H. C. Hardway of New Mexico, and Mrs. Minnie Wogan of Sharpsburg, O. All of the children are living.
     Mrs. Hardway was a good woman and was a life-long member of the Christian Church. Her sons and daughters will mourn the loss of a loving mother and she will be greatly missed by a host of friends.

[Note: Buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Rio Grande]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, May 13, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hardway, Michael Irwin “Mickey”

Michael Irwin “Mickey” Hardway, 67, of Grove City, died Friday at his residence.
     Born June 4, 1938 in Gallia County, he graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1956. He was formerly employed at the Goodyear Plant in Apple Grave, W.Va. He later moved to Columbus where he was employed by the Ohio Furniture Company. He then worked for Goodwill Industries in Columbus, from which he retired in 2003.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Shuler Hardway in 1970, and by a brother, Charles Hardway in 1936.
     He is survived by his mother, Mildred Williams Hardway Jenkins, of Gallipolis; wife, Brenda Hollens Esterbrook Hardway of Grove City; four children, Michael I. Hardway, Jr., of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Marc K. (Kay) Hardway , of Cheshire, Michelle (Darrell) Esterbrook Bruffy, of Columbus, Jimmy Esterbrook, of Florida; five grandchildren, Brittany and Dayton Hardway, Darchelle and Jessica Bruffy and Ashlee Esterbrook; two sisters, Ann (Richard) Hardway Brown, of Gallipolis, and Karen (Dan) Hardway Black, of Rapid City, S.D.; three nieces, Morgan Black, Sandy Bledsoe and Cindy Fellure; one great niece, Amber Fellure, and one great nephew, Travis Fellure.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Stockton officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013 Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039 or to the American Diabetes Association, 937 N. High Street Worthington, Ohio 43085.
     To send condolences, please visit us at www.timeformemory.com/whw.

The Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                          Top of Page


Harger, Edna B. [Thompson]

Died in Columbus
     Mrs. Adrian Harger of Columbus, daughter of Mr. Henry Thompson of Rodney, died at her home in Columbus last Friday. Besides her father and one sister in South Dakota, she is survived by her husband and five children. The funeral services and interment were at Rodney. Mrs. Harger was a good woman with many friends, all of who are greatly pained to learn of her death.

[Note: Buried at Pine Hill in Springfield Twp.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, May 13, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Harger, Mayme [Brothers]

Death of Mrs. Harger
     It is with much regret that we record the death of Mrs. Mayme Harger, wife of Mr. Charles Harger, living beyond Rodney in this county. The sad event occurred Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, 1911. Mrs. Harger was well known in this city, having clerked for her father, Mr. G. W. Brothers in his store on 3d avenue and also was a pleasant saleslady at Mrs. Sach’s ten cent store for a long time. She was taken ill last March with tuberculosis which terminated her bright young life at the early age of 24 years.
     She is survived by her father, a prominent citizen, her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Albert Merriman of this city and Mrs. Floyd Baxter of Allegheny, and brothers, Curtis of Baltimore, Fred, somewhere in Kansas, and Charles, at home; also by a half-brother, Mr. H. F. Brothers, merchant of this city.
     She was united in marriage only last November with Mr. Harger, and was a member of the M. E. Church. Her funeral services will be conducted at the Rodney M. E. Church at 9 o’clock Thursday morning by Rev. Geo. W. Brown of that church, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward.
     She was of sweet and amiable disposition that endeared her to all with whom she became associated, and her death will be sad and regretful news to all who hear of it. Many friends have marked the course of her illness in sorrow, hoping from day to day, that the ravages of her disease might be checked and the hand of death stayed, and seeking by every means to encourage her and render her kind attentions to make her days on earth sweet and peaceful and they will continue to hope that it may be hers to enjoy a blissful eternity with Him who gave her life and endowed her with the sweet attributes of character that made her life a lovely one.
     The pall bearers at Mrs. Charles Harger’s burial services are Messrs. Ernest Smith, Edwin McCormick, Ernest Irwin and Wilber Scarberry.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 13, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hargiss, James

Death of Jas. Hargiss
     Capt. Jas Hargiss, 43, died suddenly at the Marine Hospital at 5 o'clock Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 1901. Capt. Hargiss was the son of a Methodist minister and was born and lived for sometime at Malden, W. Va. His parents are dead also. He has been a steamboat master and clerk for many years, but for the last few months has been the clerk on the Nevius & Co., wharfboat, under Capt. Zenas Baxter.
     Capt. Jimmy, as he was known to his friends, was well-liked, strickly honest and faithful in the performace of his duties when his health permitted him to be. He was for many years on Kanawha river and Big Sandy river packets. His health has been failing for six months, but his sudden death came as a shock to his friends of whom he had many. He has been given the best of attention by Dr. L. C. Bean at the Marine Hospital and was talking to an attendant two hours before his death, which was caused by hemorrhage of the brain.
     The funeral occurred from the Marine Hospital this Monday afternoon and was attended by many of the local steamboatmen. The remains were interred by Wetherholt at Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Mon Dec 16, 1901
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Harmon, Alice

Death Claims Mrs. Alice Harmon Here
     Mrs. Alice Harmon, wife of the Rev. Jerry Harmon of Wilgus, died Tuesday afternoon in the Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient for 12 days. Prior to 1935 the Harmons lived at Wilgus and he is a Missionary Baptist minister.
     Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at o'clock at the Newcomb Baptist Church at Shoals, Wayne County, W. Va., Mrs. Harmon's birthplace. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCallister. The Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in the Brumfield cemetery. The body will be removed from the residence at Wilgus at noon tomorrow to the church at Shoals.
     Mrs. Harmon is survived by her husband, an adopted son, Roy Harmon, and two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Hall and Mrs. Martha Harmon of Huntington.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Harmon, James

James Harmon, 72, Dies At Kanauga; Rites 2 Sunday
     James Harmon, who had been seriously ill a good while, died at 2:15 this morning at his home in Kanauga. He was in his 73rd year. Decedent was born in Pt. Pleasant June 15, 1872, and was a son of Dan and Mary Lewis Harmon.
On Dec. 13, 1890, he married Catherine Pierson, and she and the following children survive: Oma Gallman, Lillian Ahrens of Evansville, Indiana; Fannie Mayes of Marysville, Ohio; Vaughinie Ciotti of Beaver Falls, Pa.; Roy Harmon, Kanauga, and William Harmon, Cheshire.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cheshire Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Mark Shiflet of Pt. Pleasant. Interment at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 6, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harmon, Marie Naomi

Miss Naomi Harmon Dies Here Tuesday
     Miss Naomi Harmon died Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock after a brief illness. She had been suffering from asthma for a number of years and an attack of influenza this week resulted in complications which caused her death.
     She is survived by one brother, Fred Harmon of Cuyahoga Falls, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma White, Paden City, W. Va., Mrs. Elmira Totman and Mrs. Henrietta Singer of this city. The latter two were with Miss Harmon when she died, the three sisters having lived together in their home on Second Ave.
     Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home, in charge of Rev. A. H. Beardsley of Grace M. E. church. Burial will be in Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 2, 1929

OBITUARY

     Miss Marie Naomi Harmon died Jan. 1st, 1929, at 12 o’clock after an illness of a few days with Asthma. Death was due to heart attack. She had been a sufferer from asthma for about 10 years. She was born in Gallipolis, O., and was the daughter of the late Henry and Eliza Harmon. She was a tailoress, and for many years, worked at the trade in Charleston, W. Va.
     She always bore her suffering with much endurance, and tried to look at the bright side of life. She was a member of the Methodist church. She leaves to mourn her absence one brother and three sisters, namely: Mr. Fred Harmon of Cuyahoga Falls, O., Mrs. Emma White of Paden City, Mrs. Elmira Totman and Mrs. HenryEtta Singer of this city. Death has visited this family four times in the last four years. She was a dear sister.
     Funeral services will be held at her late home, 939 2nd ave. on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial at Pine street by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 3, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harmon, Rebecca E. Grover [Kent]

Obituary
     Rebecca E. Kent, daughter of Judge H. A. Kent and Matilda Kent, was born February 4th, 1865, in Ewington, Gallia County, Ohio, and died September 3d, 1894, at the home of her parents, near Middleport, Ohio, aged 29 years, 6 months and 29 days. She was married twice - the first time to Nelson B. Grover, the second time to John Harmon, who now survives her. She leaves 2 children - Chloe Grover, aged 6 years, and Eve Harmon, aged 18 months, whom she committed to the care of Almighty God on her death bed.
     Rebecca joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Gallipolis, Ohio, when she was about 12 years of age, but was not converted until some years later, at Porter, Ohio. She took sick at her home in Huntington, West Virginia, on the 18th day of March 1894. From the first she said she would never get well. She yearned to come home - home to her father, mother and sisters - the happy home of her chldhood. Oh! how much that meant to her, God only knows. She got a little better, and came home on the 2d day of June 1984. How glad she was to get home! although, as she said, she "came home to die." For a short time she seemed to grow better, and her eyes that had been dimmed with tears, now brightened and for a while we fondly hoped we could rob death of his victim. But, alas! it was not be as we hoped. The Lord must come to claim His own. She grew suddenly worse, and suffered intensely. But she bore it all with patience and resignation. "Death had lost his sting" long before she died, and she could exultingly exclaim, "Oh grave, where is thy victory?" During her last sickness, she gave frequent witness of her faith and hope in her loving Savior. But she is dead! Oh no, not dead, but gone before. The remembrance of her will live with us, and the words, "Pa kiss me." will linger and reverberate along the years of life until we meet on the other side.

Galllipolis Bulletin
September 22, 1894
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Harmon, William

     Mr. Wm. Harmon, a good old colored man, father of Mrs. Alfred Lucas, died last Friday.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, July 18, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Harmon, William J. “Bill”

     William Joseph “Bill” Harmon, 53, Gallipolis, died Sunday, March 31, 1997 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 3, 1944 in Kanawha County, W. Va., son of the late Clayton Mason and Clara Rhoda Quesenberry Harmon of Charleston, W. Va., he was a former employee of the Marietta Plant and a U. S. Navy veteran.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Michael Harmon and Thomas Harmon, both of Charleston and Larry Harmon of Florida.
     Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 1, 1997 in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial was in the Meigs Memorial Gardens. A military flag presentation was conducted at the graveside. Arrangements were by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

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


Harper, Annis Lucille [Davis]

     Annis Lucille Harper, 83, of 147 N. Detroit St., Yellow Springs, Ohio, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday at Friends Care Center in Yellow Springs. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born in Gallipolis June 30, 1898, to the late Orin and Jenny Boatman Davis. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marie M. Bashore of Xenia; one grandson, John H. Bashore of Xenia; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Marie Laughter of Akron. Graveside services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Mt. Olive Cemetery near Bidwell.

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


Harper, Julia Ann (James)
    
     Mrs. Julia Ann Harper, consort of the late James Harper publisher of the Gallia Free Press 1825-1831 and mother of our townsman James Harper, died in Meadville, Pa. at the residence of her son-in-law, Rev. Daniel I. Edwards. She was the daughter of Dr. Robert Wilcox, a surgeon in the Revolutionary War born in Martinsburg, Va. March 17, 1794. She will be buried in Spring Grove Cemetery Cinn. [Cincinnati]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 13, 1876
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harrah, James Eakin

IN MEMORY
     Many hearts were made sad on Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 1919, when the spirit of James Eakin Harrah took the flight to the God who gave it. Mr. Harrah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Harrah, was born March 15, 1851, in Greenbrier County, WV, thus having sojourned here for more than 67 years. He was united in marriage Aug. 5, 1875 [Greenbrier Co., WV] with Julie Thomason and for 43 years they traveled life's road together sharing its joys and sorrows.
     To this union were born seven children, Charles, Theo and Pleasant having preceded him to the better land and are waiting with outstretched arms to welcome him. The living are Emory of Blue Sulphur, WV; Max of Middleport; Mrs. Harry With of Cleveland and Mrs. Alphonse With of Canton. He also leaves two brothers, George and Nixon of West Virginia.
     He was a devoted husband and father, always thinking of the comfort of others and always ready to lend a helping hand whenever he was needed and he will be sadly missed not only by his relatives, but by a host of of acquaintances as well. He bore his suffering patiently until the end and said if it was God's will he was ready to go. To the devoted wife whom he leaves here will always be the memory of his last request that she sing to him "Jesus Lover Of My Soul". Then with a smile he wrapped the drapery of his couch around him and lay down to pleasant dreams.

His feet have passed beyond the gates
That ope to none returning.
Though stricken love beside them waits,
In agony of yearning.
We see no more his kindly face
His smiles enkinding beauty.
We miss his presence from the place
He filled with love and duty.
And he who shared our mortal pain
To light our hope with sorrow.
Will bring us to our lost again
Upon some blessed morrow.

    We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses during the illness and death of our dear husband and father; also to Rev. Lockwood for his consoling words.
                 Mrs. J. E. Harrah and family

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


Harper, Susan [Drouillard]

Death Comes
To Mrs. Susan Harper, Widow of Former Journal Editor
     Mrs. Susan Harper, widow of the late James Harper, for many years editor of the Journal, died Saturday morning, February 19, 1910, aged 87 years. Mrs. Harper had been in feeble health all winter but was feeling as well as usual until Thursday, when she was stricken with paralysis of the right side. She rallied however and was thought to be out of danger when she was again stricken Saturday morning, and passed away suddenly and peacefully.
     She was the daughter of the late Joseph Drouillard, a pioneer resident of this city, who was Clerk of Courts for more than a generation and lived to be almost a centenarian. One brother and two sisters survive: Joseph, Mrs. Emily Norton and Miss Marie Drouillard, all of whom reside in the old Drouillard home on Third Ave.
     Mrs. Harper had been a member of Grace M. E. Church since childhood and was one of its most faithful attendants. She was always prominent in the affairs of the church and for one of her advanced age, took an active part and showed an unusual interest in the work as well as the social life of the church.
     The funeral services were held at Grace Church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington and were largely attended. The burial was at Pine St. Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.

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


Harrington, (See Note below)

     …a well known resident of the Yellowtown neighborhood, was found dead in the barn at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. John Broyles, where he made his home, last Friday evening. Mr. Harrington had gone to the barn to look after some stock for the night and when he did not return a search disclosed his dead body. Dr. J. S. Biddle was called and found he had passed away from heart trouble, of which he had long been a sufferer.
     Since the death of his wife several years ago, Mr. Harrington has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Broyles, the latter being his only child. He is survived by seven brothers, Frank of this city, Henry at Yellowtown, Nison at Decatur, Illinois, Rome and Virgil of Kansas, and Rice and Will of Atwood, California, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gilmore of Yellowtown.
     The funeral was held Tuesday morning at his late home by Rev. W. E. Ewing of Rio Grande, the interment following in Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: This obituary was found attached to another. The first name was not found on that copy, but it is probably Julian Harrington, who is known to have died in Clay Township the same week as this news clipping.]

Gallia Times
March 7, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                               Top of Page


Harrington, Ellen [Cooper]

Mrs. Ellen Harrington Dies At Daughters Home
     Mrs. Ellen Cooper Harrington, aged 87, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rose Rader, Garfield Ave. She was the widow of Frank Harrington and in addition to Mrs. Rader, another daughter, Mrs. Leaper, of Thivener, also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Garfield avenue home with burial in the cemetery at Mina Chapel.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 10, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrington, Eva Mae

     Mrs. Fred (Eva Mae) Harrington, 62, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died in the Cleveland Clinic around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday following an extended illness.
     Mrs. Harrington retired from her teaching duties in the city schools system this past spring, due to ill health.
She is survived by her husband, Fred, along with two children, Doug, a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, Virginia Beach, Va., and Judy Harrington, a secretary with Bob Evans Farms, Columbus. Two grandchildren, Kelly Anne and Doug, Jr., survive.
     The following brothers and sisters survive: Paul Halley, Homewood, Ill.; Ellis Halley, Powell, Ohio; Mrs. Paul (Bessie) McNealey, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Erman (Virginia) Cremeens, Northup. One brother, Gerald, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Centenary Church.
     Private funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Willis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. G. Daryl Fourman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for the American Cancer Fund. There will be no calling hours.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 18, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Harrington, Henry Clay

Funeral of Henry Harrington
     The funeral of Henry Harrington who died last Sunday, May 2, 1920, was held today at home at Yellow-town at 10 o’clock. Burial was at Centenary grave yard.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 6, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

IN MEMORY
     Henry Clay, son of Eri and Margaret Harrington, was born in Clay township, Gallia County, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1845. While he had been in failing health for sometime his death was a shock to his many friends and neighbors. All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done to relieve his sufferings, yet the angel of death called and he answered the summons on Sunday morning, May 2, 1920, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 4 days. A good man has been called, for he was a kind father, a faithful husband, a true friend, ever ready to help those who needed help.
     On March 12, 1876, he was united in marriage to Katherine Steger. To this union five children were born, Charles, residing in Green township, Mrs. Dora Sibley and Mrs. Edna Thivenin of Dickens, Iowa; William at home and Albert, who died in infancy. He leaves three brothers, one sister, five grandchildren. His devoted wife and children realize a place is vacant in the home which never can be filled.

Dearest father, thou has left us,
We will miss thee evermore,
But we hope to ever meet thee
On that bright and happy shore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 8, 1920
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                     Top of Page


Harrington, Herbert H.

     Herbert H. Harrington, 83, of Route 4 Gallipolis, died Monday at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a retired carpenter. Born in Gallipolis on March 23, 1904, he was a son of the late Ezra and Elizabeth Ann Houck Harrington.
     He married the former Ethel Dray on Nov. 24, 1924 in Gallipolis. She survives along with two sons, Herbert Jr. of Columbus and Richard Lee of Gallipolis; four daughters, Mrs. William (Catherine) Van Meter of Reynoldsburg, Mrs. Buddy (Ruth) Sanders of Columbus, Mrs. James (Janet) Martin of Cleveland and Mrs. James (Donna) Cantrell of Grove City; one brother, Harold of Frederickstown, Ohio; four sisters, Grace Payne of Florida, Margaret Johnson of Gallipolis, Mary Dobbins of Bidwell and Hattie Belle Gothard of Gallipolis; 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Jackie Merrill in 1979; two brothers and one sister.
     Services will be conducted Thursday, 11 a.m. at McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Rev. James Patterson offficiating. Burial follows at Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m..

Gallipolis Tribune
May 26, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harrington, Jack

     Jack Harrington, 47, a resident of Baltimore, Ohio, died Monday in Columbus following an apparent heart attack. A native of Gallia County, he was born in Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Harrington, Sr., Rt. 1, Gallipolis. He is survived by his wife and four sons and one step-son. Two brothers and four sisters survive.
     Graveside services will be conducted at Centenary Cemetery 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. VFW Post No. 4464 will conduct military rites. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-McKellar Funeral Home, Baltimore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 13, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrington, John

Death of John Harrington
     Mr. John Harrington died at his home below town on the river road, Friday afternoon after a two weeks illness of pneumonia. He was a son of Era and Margaret Harrington and left brothers Henry, William, Frank, Nice, Reis, Roman, Virgil and one sister Mrs. Shannon Gilmore. Besides his wife he is also survived by four daughters and three sons as follows: Ezra of this city, Mrs. H. C. Rader of Thevenin, Mrs. James Brown, of Columbus, Mrs. Elmer Leeper of Middleport and Harley, Ethel, and Chauncey at home. He was a good industrious citizen and besides his relatives leaves many friends to mourn his death.
     The funeral was conducted Sunday by Rev. John Porter at Macedonia in Harrison township, interment following by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 16, 1909
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page


Harrington, Margaret

     Died, March 14th, Mrs. Margaret Harrington, wife of Eri Harrington, in the 43rd year of her age. She left a husband and a large family to mourn their loss. She was an affectionate wife and daughter, an indulgent mother and kind sister, and was beloved by all who knew her.

Dear sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But it is God that hath bereft us—
He can all our sorrows heal.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,—
There no farewell tear is shed.
      J. J.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 7, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Harrington, Mary Nelson [Barker]

Mrs. P. Harrington Dies Early Today Last Rites Friday
     Mrs. Mary Nelson Harrington died about 8 o'clock this (Wednesday) morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Russell Wills on the lower river road after an extended illness. Mrs. Harrington was the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Thompson Barker and was born at Bladen.  She was in her 85th year and the last of the twelve children of her parents.
     The widow of Peru Harrington, who preceded her in death ten years, Mrs. Harrington made her home in Bladen until two years ago when she went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Wills. Nieces and nephews are her nearest surviving relatives. She was an estimable woman and kept her interest in affairs even with advancing age. She made frequent trips to Gallipolis unti ill health prevented her coming and was well known through her affable manners.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist church, below Bladen, with Rev. H.W. De Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by F.D. Stevers.  The body will be returned this evening to the Wills home where friends may call until the funeral hour.

[Note: Born: 1856; Died: 1941]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Harrington, Mayme Dell [Irion]

Mrs. Harrington, 51, Succumbs to Extended Illness
    
Mrs. Charles Harrington, who had been ill for two years or more and suffered much, died last night at her home in the Mina Chapel neighborhood. 
     She was born in Huntington but nearly all her life was spent hereabouts. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Amanda Perkins Irion and was born Feb. 13, 1889 and her given name was Mayme Dell.
     Her marriage to Mr. Harrington occurred Sept. 2, 1911 and he and three children survive; Helen wife of Forest [missing] of Charleston; Fred of Gallipolis and Curtis of Dayton. Also surviving are three brothers and one sister, Roy of [missing]; Frank of Gallipolis; Wayne of Pennsylvania and Mr. V[?] Thevenin of Iowa.
     Before her marriage she taught school both at Swan Creek and Oak Grove. She was member and closely associated with the Ohio Chapel E. Church.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday by Rev. H.W. DeWolfe. Burial in Mound Hill.

[Note: death certificate: Mayme Dell Harrington born: Feb. 13, 1889 in Huntington WV; died March 15, 1940 in Green Township at the age of 51 years, 1 month and 2 days of age.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 16, 1940
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Harrington, Mrs. Charles

In Memoriam
     In loving memory of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Charles Harrington, who passed away one year ago today, March 15, 1940.

[Long poem signed: Mrs. F. E. Trout, 542 Third Ave. So. Charleston, W. VA. Identified on the cemetery entry as Mamie D Harrington.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Harrington, Orlena

     In Gallatin county, Illinois, on the 31st day of August, 1862, Orlena, daughter of Miro and Jamima Harrington, in the 20th year of her age. [A long poem follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
January 8, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Harrington, Peru

War Veteran Died Saturday 
Peru Harrington of Bladen buried Sunday with Military Honors
     Peru Harrington, 79, a well known resident of the Bladen neighborhood, died at his home Saturday morning, Feb. 26, 1932. He is survived by his wife and a step-daughter.
     Funeral services were held Sunday morning with military honors.  Mr. Harrington, at the age of 45, enlisted here in the old Seventh Ohio, during the war with Spain in 1898.  He was the oldest man in his company and the largest.

[Note: Buried in Harrington Cemetery, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 26, 1932
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Harrington, Sophia

Aged Gallia County Woman Dies
     Mrs. Sophia Harrington passed away early Saturday afternoon at her home at Northup after several weeks illness. She was born in Germany, her maiden name being Lang, came to this country when five years old, her parents settling in this county. Had she lived until January, she would have been eighty-one years old. She was the widow of Oliver Harrington, who preceded her in death about twenty-five years.
     Two sons survive, John and William, who lived at home. She also leaves two brothers and a sister, Henry Lang, of Indiana, and John Lang, and Mrs. Ezra Graham of this county. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at eleven o’clock by Rev. A. H. Beardsley at the Northup church. Burial was in the cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 12, 1928

Funeral of Mrs. Harrington Largely Attended
     The funeral services held Monday morning for Mrs. Sophia Harrington at Northup church were largely attended. Included in those who came from a distance were John, George and Earl Rader, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Myers and son, Mrs. Ellen Bickel and sons, William and Glenn, Mrs. Heber Howard, of Columbus, Adam Smeltzer and daughter, Ruth, of Chillicothe and Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hay and Mrs. Ross Payne, of Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 13, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrington, William A.

William A. Harrington Passes At Age Of 76
     William A. Harrington, age 76, passed away Monday just before noon at Holzer hospital, where he had been taken Friday from his home on Garfield avenue, critically ill.  An operation, to which he submitted, was futile.  Mr. Harrington is survived by his wife, Anna, a daughter, Arista Boggs, of Pittsburgh, and the following brothers and sisters: Virgil, of Wichita, Kan., Arista, of California, and Mrs. Mary Gilmore, of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. P. McCarley Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Ohio Chapel.  Burial in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 04, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Harris, Albertus

Albert Harris Passed Away Last Evening
     Albertus Harris, long in poor health and in acute distress since the flood routed him and his wife from their Pine St. home, died at the Red Cross emergency shelter in the Rice building on upper Second Ave. at around 5 o’clock last evening. Suffering from tuberculosis, he had been isolated there as much as possible, while his wife, who became ill during the flood period, was cared for at the home of a friend and neighbor, Mrs. Arnold.
     Harris would have been 55 years old on March 10. He was born here and was a son of the late Andrew and Henrietta Casidy Harris. He had a brilliant mind but it was his misfortune to be placed where his unusual talents might have been effectively used to promote his own happiness and welfare and that of society in general. As a writer on current topics he had no superior in Gallipolis, in the opinion of this writer, who had urged him to seek editorial work. Failing health probably made it impossible for him to act on the suggestion.
     On Oct. 26, 1908, Mr. Harris and Althea Pannell were married. They have no children. He is survived by, besides his wife, a brother Charles.
     The body is at the Tope Funeral Home, but funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon. Funeral services will be held at the Tope Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. Robert Lake, rector of the Pomeroy and Gallipolis Episcopal churches. Burial in Pine St. cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 24, 1937

Funeral Postponed
     Funeral services for Albertus Harris have been postponed till 2 o’clock Friday. They will be held at the Tope Funeral Home under the auspices of the Colored Masonic Lodge. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery.

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


Harris, Angelina  [Luke]

Death of Angelina Harris
     Mrs. Angelina Harris died at 3:30 (this) Saturday morning, Jan. 1st, 1916, aged 70 years at her home on Fifth Avenue. The burial will be at the Maddy cemetery by Wetherholt Sunday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 1, 1916
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harris, Arland

Death of Infant
     Arland, the nine weeks old son of Charles and Blanche Harris, colored, died Friday morning of complications. Its parents and three sisters and three brothers survive. The funeral was held from the home Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Mr. Hart, interment in Pine Street cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, October 19, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harris, Bess [Banks]

     Bess Banks Harris, 92, died this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Fry, Rt. 1 Thurman, following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton.

[Note: Buried in Old Pine Cemetery as Bess Banks Harris.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Apr. 26, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harris, Blanche Ann [Morton]

Mrs. Harris Claimed After Long Illness
     Mrs. Blanche Ann Harris, 77, a resident of 132 Pine St., died at her home at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. She had been in declining health for over a year.
     Mrs. Harris was born July 13, 1885 in Pomeroy, one of six children born to the late Thomas and Lucy Davis Morton. A brother, John Morton of Wheeling, W. Va., survives. When she was quite young, the family moved to Pt. Pleasant, where she received her education. She met and married Charles W. Harris of Gallipolis on April 3, 1903. He preceded her in death in October, 1940.
     Fourteen children were born to that union and the nine who survive are Mrs. Thompson (Lucille) Casey, Mrs. James (Betty) Spencer, Wendell and Paul Harris, all of Gallipolis, Kenneth Harris of Chillicothe, Mrs. Frank (Loretta) Diggs of Coalton, Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) Ratcliffe of Berryville, Va., Dale Harris of Tulsa, Okla., and Billy Harris, who is serving with the Air Force in England. A step-son Harmon, lives in Columbus. Four children died in infancy and a son Charles, three years ago.
     Mrs. Harris was a member of Paint Creek Baptist Church, but in recent years attended John Gee Chapel. Services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. The date and hour of the service is awaiting word from the son in England.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 27, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Harris, Charles Merrill

Charles Harris Drops Dead
     Charles Merrill Harris, 47, 132 Pine St., Gallipolis, dropped dead at 6:45 a.m. today while on his way to work at Mt. Vernon. He was in the trucking business and was on a road project when he suffered the fatal heart attack.
     He was born July 2, 1911, to the late Charles Harris and his mother, Blanch Morton Harris, a resident of Gallipolis survives. He was one of 14 children. Those who survive are Mrs. Thompson (Lucille) Casey, Wendell and Paul Harris, and Mrs. James (Betty) Spencer, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Frank (Loretta) Diggs of Coalton, Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) Radcliff of Morefield, W. Va., Kenneth of Chillicothe, Dale of Tulsa, Okla., and Billie, who is serving in the Air Force at Lake Charles, La. Twin brothers and three infants preceded him.
     He was married to the former Helen Virginia Rood at Pomeroy in 1928 and she survives along with 14 children.
Mr. Harris attended Lincoln school and Gallia Academy. He was employed in a local furniture factory and later was associated in the coal business and the family plant operations.
     Services will be held at 2: p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Porter Richards of Bidwell will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 18, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Harris, Jack E.

     Jack E. Harris, 61, Thurman, died at Holzer Medical Center Thursday. A member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Rio Grande, he was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to the late William Hargus and Bess Harris, who survives and resides in Thurman.
     His wife, Alberta Mielke Harris survives, along with two daughters: Mrs. John (Brenda) Young, and Mrs. Stephen (Linda) Heimann, both of Columbus; four grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters, Verlie Harris, Rio Grande, George Harris, Derby, Ohio, Virginia Fry, Rt. 1, Thurman, Freda Bacus, Columbus, Lois Denney, Bidwell and Lillnore Kinnard, Gallipolis; several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Black officiating. Burial will be in Old Pine Cemetery, Rio Grande. The body will be taken to the church two hours before services. Contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church. Arrangements are by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 7, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harris, John Wesley

John Wesley Harris Dies
     John Wesley Harris died early Sunday at his home from a short illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Harris. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at his late home, 130 Locust Street. Burial in the Maddy cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 6, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Harris, Sean C.

     Sean C. Harris, 17, 487 Kathy St., Gallipolis, died Saturday in Gallipolis. Born March 29, 1971 in Point Pleasant, WV, he was the son of Al L. Harris, who survives in Gallipolis and Pam Harris Dotson, who also survives in Gallipolis.
A senior at Gallia Academy High School, he was a member of the GAHS Key Club. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 200 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1987. He also was a member of the Nazarene Youth Club.
     Also surviving are one brother, Brad Harris of Gallipolis; a maternal grandfather, James Clendenin in Clendenin, WV and a paternal grandmother, Jean Harris of Dunbar, WV. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lornea Rucker Clendenin and his paternal grandfather, French Harris.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Michael Bearden officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call Sunday 6-9 p.m. at Willis funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Stoney Johnson, Matt Johnson, Troy Johnson, Coby Davis, Shannon Mayes, Troy Miller, John Cremeans and Chris Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Campbell and Tom Byers.
     In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Academic Boosters Club of the Gallipolis City Schools in the name of Sean Harris.

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 8, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Harris, William

Death of William Harris
     William Harris, a well known colored hostler and laborer about the city, died at his home on Front Street, above the Bush Mill, in the old Ward property, on Sunday evening Feb. 4, 1900, at 4:30 p.m. of typhoid pneumonia, after two weeks of illness, leaving a wife and three children.
     The funeral services were held at the Paint Creek Baptist Church at 2 p.m. by Rev. I.V. Bryant, the interment following by Hayward & Son at the Pine Street Cemetery.
     He was a brother of Andy Harris, blacksmith at Rathburn Bros. He left also two sisters, Ella, of this city and Kittie of Guyandotte.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 5, 1900
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Harrison, Alfred Vance

Death Claims A. V. Harrison Early Today
     Alfred Vance Harrison, 42, a resident of 135 State St., died at 4: a.m. today. He was one of the most ardent athletic fans of the city, and for several years managed Little League teams.
     He was born June 22, 1920 in Harrison twp., son of the late John R. Harrison and his mother, Ethel White Harrison, survives. He attended city schools and graduated from Gallia Academy in 1938. Other survivors are two half-brothers, Virgil and Victor Halley; A brother, Bobby Harrison, was killed in an auto accident in 1944 and another, Chester, died in infancy.
     Private services will be held at 2: p.m. Sunday at the family residence. David Pharr of the Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in St. Nick Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 25, 1963
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                     Top of Page


Harrison, Alva M.

A. M. Harrison Dies Suddenly, Painter Was 72
     Alva M. Harrison, 72, a painter, died suddenly at his home, 662 Third Ave., at 3 p.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health for a period of three and a half years. He had retired from his position of painter at the Gallipolis State Institute.
     Mr. Harrison was born Jan. 26, 1893 in Harrison twp., son of the late Simeon and Luizza Leach Harrison. His marriage to the former Bessie Myers took place March 23, 1917 in Columbus and she survives.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Gordon (Evelyn) Fisher, Upper River Rd., Clifford Harrison, Mrs. Bill (Audrey) Adkins and Mrs. Don (Norma Jean) Hemsworth, all of Gallipolis. There are seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.
     Mr. Harrison spent his entire lifetime in Gallia county. He was a member of Macedonia Church and was a bass singer in the noted Harrison quartet.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 17, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Harrison, Bessie M. [Hicks]

Death of Young Mother
     Mrs. Robert Harrison, aged 24, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 1917, following a few weeks illness at her home in East Gallipolis. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hicks, her husband and three small children.
She was a good Christian lady, a member of the Baptist church and D. of A. lodge and a devoted wife and mother whose sad death brings grief to all who knew her. The funeral will be conducted from the Baptist church at 2 p.m., Thursday with interment at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 1, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrison, Bobby Lee

Bobby Lee Harrison Dies As Automobiles Collide at Swan Creek
     Bobby Lee Harrison, 16, sophomore at Gallia Academy High School, died almost instantly this morning at 1:10 o’clock directly in front of the Swan Creek School on Route 7 when the automobile in which he was riding skidded flatly sideways into another automobile. Four other persons were injured, one youth, 17 year-old Robert Simms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Simms, 526 Fourth Avenue, being so critically hurt that death was considered not unlikely. Simms had a fractured skull and a brain injury.

Defense Worker Hurt
     The other injured were: Sanford Bills, 37, Crown City, driving alone toward his home from his TNT plant job across the river (a cut on the scalp at the forehead). James Neal Betz, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Betz, 521 Fourth Avenue, driver of the death car in which he and three other Gallia Academy High School youngsters were riding (abrasions, cuts, bruises, concussion). Barbara Woods, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Woods, Chillicothe Road, and granddaughter of Gallipolis Fireman Frank Woods (broken left leg, broken nose, severe lacerations).
     State Highway Patrolman, P. D. McCreedy, who investigated the accident, said that the Betz car was moving north on Route 7, struck the berm, skidded out into the highway and slid sideways toward the Bills automobile coming in the opposite direction. McCreedy said the collision all but demolished both automobiles. Paul Butler, a graduate of Gallia Academy High School a year ago, who resides at the scene of the smash-up - across the road from the Swan Creek School took all the young people to the Holzer Hospital. Bobby Lee Harrison was dead on arrival, McCreedy said.

Harrison Killed Instantly
     McCreedy quoted Dr. Paul Foster, coroner, as saying that the youth died of fractured skull, pelvic fracture, and broken neck. Doctor Foster was quoted as saying he was sure Harrison’s death was almost instantaneous by the fact the broken ribs had not penetrated the lung and by other indications.
     Bobby Lee Harrison was a drum major in the marching band, had just sung with the a cappella choir Friday night in the Washington auditorium (his name is listed in an adjoining column in the choir’s personnel), he was a member of the boys’ glee club, and he was an employee of Western Union. He had been employed at The Tribune several months ago. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rome Harrison, 128 Second Avenue.
     Betz had taken Joan Gatewood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Gatewood, home and was on his way back to deliver Barbara Woods home, according to the report. The Gatewoods live a mile and a half below Swan Creek.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Grace Methodist Church with Rev. W. S. Westerman officiating. The casket will be open at the church for the hour preceding the last rites so that friends may view the body. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 22, 1944
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Harrison, Carl

IN MEMORY
     Leaves have their time to fall and flowers to wither at the North wind's cold blast, but thou, Oh Death, hath all seasons for thine own. Once again the wings of death hath been spread across our community and instantaneously gathered among it's fold a precious life whose spirit was carried away from this bleak old world.
     Carl, son of Robert and Bessie Hix Harrison, was born June 29, 1910 and departed from this life July 12, 1927, in the Holzer Hospital at the age of 17 years and 13 days. His mother, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     Loved ones left behind to cherish his memory, a grief stricken father, step-mother, sister Freda, two half-sisters, Iris and Irene, three half-brothers, James, Lawrence and Paul and step-sister, Louise Smith and Grandfather and Grandmother Hix and a host of relatives and friends.
     Carl was a great favorite among his many friends and will be sadly missed. During his short illness all that loving hands and medical aid could do was done for him and we naturally ask why he might not have been spared us? Though our sorrow is deep and bitter, yet it is mingled with rays of hope and assurance that our parting is only for a short time.
     Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Friday at the Baptist Church by Rev. Anderson. Interment in Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Ensminger in charge.

Card of Thanks

     We wish to thank all who assisted us in any way during the sickness and death of our son and brother.
                                                        The Family

Gallipolis Tribune
July 28, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Harrison, Caroline

Mrs. Caroline Harrison
     Mrs. Caroline Harrison, wife of Mr. Frank M. Harrison, died at her home in Harrison Tp., on Friday last, aged 38 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Swisher, of the Christian Church, and the burial was at Macedonia grave yard. She was an estimable woman, beloved by all her acquaintances and her death is greatly mourned.

[Note:  She died on Feb. 8, 1884.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 12, 1884
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Harrison, Correne

Tiny Baby Dies
    
Correne, the tiny baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrison, died late Friday afternoon at the family home on Eastern avenue. The infant born March 17 weighed less than two pounds at birth. At birth it was not thought it could survive but as its life was prolonged there were hopes that it might live. It was buried this afternoon in Pine Street cemetery by Fred Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 3, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Harrison, Edna

     Edna, the sixteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harrison, died last Friday of lung fever after a six weeks illness. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence of Mr. Harrison in Maple Shade, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 14, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Harrison, Fred

Obituary
     Fred Harrison, son of Francis Marion and Caroline Canterbury Harrison, was born April 1, 1884 and departed this life June 16, 1945; age 61 years, 2 months and 16 days of age.
     He was united in marriage to Mary Lewis and to this union were born nine children, namely: Mrs. Archie Richards, Mrs. Homer Beaver, Mrs. Hetzel Russell, Mrs. Samuel Curry, Mrs. Howard Landthorne, Lowell and Wayne Harrison. Homer and Verne in the service. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, two brothers and five sisters, one half-sister and a step-mother, Mrs. Misha Donnelly and a host of friends and relatives. One sister, Martha, was buried one year to the day of his burial.
     Early in life he gave his heart to God and since has lived a true and devoted Christian life. He was active in Sunday School and Church and as long as his health permitted was always at his post of duty. He was a kind and loving companion and father and will be missed by many who knew him.

As the sun is slowly setting
And day was dying
Our kind and loving Father
was gently called to rest.

[Note: Buried Macedonia in Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Paper
June 16, 1945
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Harrison, Goldie Pearl

Illness Fatal To Mrs. Harrison
     Mrs. Goldie Pearl Harrison, wife of Chauncey E. Harrison, Lecta, died at 5 a.m. today at their home after an extended illness. She was 48 years old, the daughter of Enoch and Sarah Maddy Rice. Mrs. Harrison was a teacher in the Mercerville School. She was a member of Walnut Ridge EUB Church and the Mercerville Grange.
     She was first married to Finley T. Fry, Gage. After his death, she was married to C.E. Harrison in 1941. Besides her husband she is survived by these daughters: Mrs. Glenna Waugh, Gallipolis; Mrs. Dorothy Unroe and Miss Sarah Fry, Columbus; Mrs. Carol Graham, Bermuda Islands; these stepdaughters, Mrs. Eloise Elliott, Gallipolis; Mrs. Lucille Carter, Cadmus, and Mrs. Avonelle Cremeens, at home. She also leaves these brothers and sisters: Glenn Rice, Gallipolis; Leonard Rice, Columbus; Mrs. Ida Greene, Patriot; Chester Rice, Patriot; Mrs. Clona Corbin, Gallipolis. Charles Rice and Nelson Rice, brothers, preceded her in death as did three infants. Three grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Ridge EUB Church, with the Rev. Charles W. Lusher, Painsville, assisted by the Rev. Orvil Carico, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery by the F.L. Stevers Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at her late home.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 20, 1906; date of death March 30, 1953.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 30, 1953
Clipping found in the Simmerman files, Fry file, Bossard Library
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Harrison, Hazel [Halley]
Harrison, Eileen

Mother, Daughter Drowned in Ohio Saturday Evening
Mrs. John Harrison and Daughter Eileen Victims of Accident Due to Unusual Weather---Burial Made in Double Casket---Mother Had Premonition of Early Death and Left a Letter of Instructions
    High Water, rain, fog and fate combined to work a terrible tragedy in Gallipolis Saturday, taking a young mother and daughter to sudden death, and leaving a distracted father and young son to carry on alone.
     Mrs. Hazel Harrison, 39, beloved wife of Mr. John Harrison, and their only daughter, Eileen, aged nine, were drowned in the Ohio river directly in front of the family residence at 822 First avenue, between Pine and Olive streets. The news of the deaths of these two persons shocked the entire city and county as it became known.
     Mr. Harrison operates the Shell gasoline station at Third and Vine streets in this city. As was her custom, Mrs. Harrison and their two children, Eileen and John Halley Harrison, 11, drove the family car down to the station to bring Mr. Harrison home on Saturday nights. After doing some shopping about town following the closing of the gas station, the happy family drove home with Mr. Harrison at the wheel, the little girl on the front seat beside him and the mother and son occupying the rear seat.
     Just in front of their home and where the street is quite narrow, Mr. Harrison swung the car out to the edge to make a turn into his drive way. His vision obscured by the fog and mists arising from the water, he ran too close to the river bank, which crumbled and allowed the car to plunge over. Mr. Harrison, it is said, had the door on the side by the wheel open the better to see in driving, and as the car started down the bank he jumped out. In a flash, it seemed the car had gone down the bank and settled in the muddy waters.
     The son of the family, John Halley Harrison, managed to get the glass in the door on his side of the car open after it was submerged in the water. He escaped through it, and declares he felt his mother's hands assisting him out, the last act of a loving mother intent upon saving her child. The boy paddled about in the water until he was able to grasp a bush, and supported himself until rescued from his perilous position by a colored man, Joe Jackson, who was driving past at the time. Jackson stopped his car so the lights shone over the bank and scrambled down and pulled the boy from the water.
     Neighbors and passersby hurried to the scene, and the fire siren was blown to bring assistance. Elmer Caldwell, who lives on the the same block, and others secured a boat and went to the submerged car. A hole was chopped in the roof and the bodies of the mother and daughter lifted through it. They were taken into their home where every effort was made to restore the breath of life, but they had been too long in the water and they were past all earthly help.
     The Harrison home presented a most pitiful scene and one that wrung the hearts of neighbors and friends who gathered to extend sympathy to the bereft and distracted father and young son and brother in the terrible calamity that had befallen. All mingled their tears together over the still, cold bodies of the mother and daughter so suddenly and tragically taken away.

[Note: From Estate Died 18 March 1933]

Gallipolis paper
March 1933
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                      Top of Page


Harrison, Hazel
Harrison, Eileen

    [Note: first few lines were cut off on the copy I received ]

at Mercerville, was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Halley. Her mother died several years ago. After teaching for 12 years, she and Mr. Harrison were married August 27, 1921. Mrs. Harrison taught at Eno and Mercerville, a term each, following her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison lived on a farm near Lecta before coming to Gallipolis in February, 1927, when he was appointed deputy by Sheriff Oscar Russell.
     Mrs. Harrison was greatly beloved by a wide circle of friends. She was active in the work of the Baptist church, devoted to her family, and held in the highest respect and esteem by all who knew her. Besides her husband, son and father, she leaves seven brothers, Elmer E. Halley of New Martinsburg, W.Va.; Cecil Halley of Crown City; Sol C. Halley of near Bidwell; William D. Halley of Parkersburg; Coleman R. Halley of Mercerville; Heber Halley of Cleveland; Harlan Halley of Mercerville.
     Little nine year old Eileen Halley, the daughter, was a sweet, bright child with winning ways. She was constant in her school and Sunday school attendance and had endeared herself to young and old alike. A double casket has been prepared for the last resting place of mother and daughter, and they will rest united in death as they were in life.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Harrison and daughter will be held in the First Baptist church in this city at ten o'clock Thursday morning by Rev. Ira J. Sheets and Rev. George Sagen. Mrs. Harrison's wishes, as expressed in her letter left to relatives, will be carried out as fully as possible. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Harrison, Hazel
Harrison, Eileen

Dual Funeral Services For Drowning Victims
Baptist Church Building Filled to Overflowing for Harrison Funerals Thursday
     The Baptist church edifice was filled to capacity Thursday morning at the time set for the funeral services of Mrs. John Harrison and her daughter Eileen, victims of drowning in the Ohio river here, when a car in which they were riding went over the bank.
     Instructions in a letter written by Mrs. Harrison in the event she should die, and published last week, were carried out. The services were in charge of Rev. Ira J. Sheets and Rev. Sagen, with singing by Mrs. Fisher.
Burial was made in Mound Hill cemetery, the funeral cortege going by way of Fairfield and Centenary because of prevailing flood conditions.

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


Harrison, Herman H.

Mr. Harrison Dies Tuesday In Hospital
     Herman H. Harrison, 67, a resident of 650 Fourth Ave., died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Hopsital, three hours after he was admitted. He apparently suffered a heart attack. Mr. Harrison and family had resided in Gallipolis since 1955, and he had engaged in farming, and had worked for the county highway department.
     He was born in Harrison twp., May 25, 1898, son of the late Robert and Emma Canterbury Harrison. His marriage was to the former Faye Calhoun on May 24, 1919. She survives along with the following children: Mrs. Daryl (Louise) Shoemaker, Merrill and Harold Harrison, all of Gallipolis. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Other survivors are three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fred Alpha) Leaper of Delaware, O., Mrs. Mary Porter of Beech, Fla., and Bert Harrison of Gallipolis. A brother Frank Harrison is deceased.
     Mr. Harrison was a member of the Macedonia Christian church. Services will be hled [sic] 34[held] at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday, and until the hour of the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 8, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Harrison, Jacob

Jacob Harrison Died Tuesday P.M.
Rites at Rutland St For 2 P.M. Thursday
     Jacob C. Harrison, ??, brother of Constable J. Ed Harrison of this city died about 6? o'clock last evening at his home south of Rutland on Leading Creek, Middleport, ??. He had been ill about five weeks. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on (EWT) Thursday at the Rutland Christian Church. Interment will be made in Miles Cemetery by Coleman & Son.
     Mr. Harrison was born at Morgan Center Oct 23, 1854? and herein? lacked about nine weeks of attaining his 50th? birthday. He was a son of Lewis and Sophia Colwell Harrison. He married Rhoda? Rupe on April 13, 1879, and she and their four children survive. Walter W., Clyde and Mrs. Irene Colwell, all of Middleport, Rt 1, and Ernie Harrison, Pomeroy, Rt 2. There are two brothers, besides the one named, Charles Harrison, Rutland and Will E. Harrison of Marion.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 1, 1945
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                         Top of Page


Harrison, John

John Harrison Called By Death
     John Harrison, 65, died at 4:35 am. today at this home, 18 Mill Creek, after several months illness. He was a former employee of the State Highway Department. A son of the late William and Elizabeth Short Harrison, he was born March 2, 1887, in Green Township and had lived in Gallia County all his life.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Millie Champer, whom he married in Sept. 1926; a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Harley Johnson, Gallipolis; three grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde and William, both of Gallipolis; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Shaw, Little Rock Arkansas; Mrs. Park Yeauger and Mrs. William McCoy, Cheshire.
     Funeral services for Mr. Harrison will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Miller's Home for Funerals, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

[Note: Death Certificate..John "Buck" Harrison was born March 2, 1887; died Nov. 20, 1952; aged 65 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. Cause of death Carcinoma of left lung. Burial Mina Chapel Cemetery, Green Township.]

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 1952
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Harrison, John H.

Harrison Rites Here 2 [o'clock] Thursday;
Slayer Held on Murder Charges
Interment Will Be Made In Mound Hill Cemetery

     Funeral services for John H. Harrison, who was shot and killed at his home south of Lancaster Tuesday morning, will be held at the First Baptist Church here at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in Mount Hill Cemetery.
     Masons will have a service this evening at the Harrison home. Mr. Harrison was a member of all the Masonic bodies up to that of the 32nd degree.
     Harry T. Bush, 67, who fired the fatal shot, has been bound over to the grand jury on a first degree murder charge and remains in the county jail at Lancaster, the Tribune learned from the sheriff's office this afternoon.
     Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Sybil Bush Harrison; his son John Harrison, Lancaster; a step-son, Seaman (1C) Leslie Hall, with the Navy in Florida; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. I. Delbert Harrison, Gallipolis Route 2, Harrison Township; two brothers, Mervin, at home and Chauncey Harrison, Lecta; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Stegers, 309 S. Powell Ave., Columbus; Mrs. Bessie Berridge, Kanauga and Mrs. Sylvia Fowler, Gallipolis.
     Former residents of Gallipolis, the Harrisons moved to Lancaster several years ago. They had operated the 45 acre truck farm for about a year.
     Harrison, a former Gallia County Sheriff's Deputy, lost an arm several years ago when a gun he was cleaning accidentally discharged.
     According to Fairfield Deputies, Jack Gardner and Charles Poling, Harrison took his wife, Sybil, to work at the Hocking-Anchor Glass Factory and returned home about 7:30 a.m. Mrs. Harrison's brother, Harrry Lorene Bush, 21, who had been living at the Harrison home for a short time, said his father and Harrison planned to do some farm work and he himself went to a neighbor's home nearby.
     Young Bush said he heard a shot and ran home. He said he found his brother-in-law shot in the back of the head and lying face down on a pile of ashes. His father was standing nearby holding a 12-gauge single-barrel shotgun, he said.
     Deputies said the gun apparently had been shot at close range.
     Young Bush said his father had been ill about three weeks with a heart ailment. He told deputies that when he left home Harrison was in a smokehouse and Bush was starting out to repair a fence.
     Deputies said the gun belonged to Bush and was kept in a shed.

[Note: stone..1899-1946. Death Certificate..born Oct. 1, 1899; died March 5, 1946; 46 years, 5 months and 4 days of age. Parents: Isaac Harrison and Armita Sheets.]

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


Harrison, John Roman

John Harrison Dies At Age 80
     John Roman Harrison, 80, died at his home at 500 Fourth Ave. Saturday evening at 8:40, after a two-year period of failing health, the last two weeks of which were critical. He was one of 11 children born to Frank and Caroline Cantebury Harrison in Harrison Twp., Gallia County, Oct. 18, 1873. His early years were spent in Harrison Twp. Where he attended school, and worked as a farmer and a coal miner.
     On May 17, 1919, he was married to Mrs. Ethel White Halley in Gallipolis by Justice of the Peace Kerns. They became the parents of one son, Alfred, who with Mrs. Harrison survives. He is also survived by two stepsons, Victor and Virgil Halley of Gallipolis, and a brother Elmer Harrison of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va. And the following sisters, Emma, Mrs. Everette Watts and Mrs. Ella Wright of Gallipolis, Minnie, Mrs. Lester Irion of Rio Grande, Clara, Mrs. Chester Lewis of Reese Station, and a half-sister. Mrs. Theodore Haberstitch of the Neighborhood Rd., Gallipolis and five grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Miller’s Home for Funerals with burial in St. Nichols cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o’clock Monday evening.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 19, 1954
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Harrison, Lora Ethel

Mrs. J. S. Harrison Dies Friday
     Mrs. Lora Ethel Harrison, wife of J. Selbert Harrison passed away Friday afternoon at her home after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Saunders Neil av., and was 37 years old. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves five children, Edward, Earl, Batrice, Helen and J. S. Jr., four brothers, Uri, this city, Clyde and Truman, this county, and Clarence Saunders, Toledo, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethie Atkinson and Mrs. G. E. Davis of this city.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. H. Beardsley Sunday at 1 p.m. at her late home on the upper riverroad and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 28, 1928
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                          Top of Page


Harrison, Louisa [Leach]

Mrs. Simeon Harrison Died at First Avenue Home Tuesday P.M.
     Mrs. Louisa Harrison, widow of Simeon Harrison, died late Tuesday afternoon at her home on First avenue above Spruce. She was 79 years old and had been in poor health for months. Mr. Harrison died here about two years ago.
     Mrs. Harrison was a Leach before her marriage. The surviving children are Lolla, Charlie, Rudy and Alva Harrison, Mrs. Polly Nelson, Mrs. Stella Rose, wife of Clarence Rose, and Myrtle Harrison. There also survive one brother and one sister, Frank Leach and Mrs. Mary Gaskins, both of Northup.
     Funeral services will be held at Macedonia at 2 o’clock Friday. Burial there by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 16, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrison, Marion T.

Death Of Marion Harrison
The Well Known Teamster Meets With Sudden Death
     Everyone was shocked this morning to hear that Marion Harrison, the well known transfer man, was dead. He was well known to every one, being a familiar figure on the streets in the business end of town every day, though living in Maple Shade.
     There were all sorts of stories out about his being found dead, etc., which added to the many anxious inquiries about him. The facts are that Mr. Harrison had not been in good health for sometime and had been taking treatment. He came down town Sunday evening about as usual, however, and was returning home with Mr. Warren Welsh, a neighbor when he was taken deathly sick at the upper end of the Mill Creek bridge, near where Welsh lives. Mr. Welsh got his buggy and took him home. He told his wife to send for a doctor and Dr. J. B. Alcorn was called, but he passed away with heart failure before he arrived, dying about one o’clock.
     Drs. Alcorn and C. G. Parker held a post-mortem this forenoon, and reported to Coroner Claude Parker that his death was from natural causes, he having fatty degeneration of the heart, edema of the lungs and an abcess on the left kidney.
     His funeral services will be conducted at his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2, most likely by Rev. W. J. Fulton, the burial following at Pine Street by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     He was born in Morgan township, this county, and was a jovial, jolly, well liked man of much force of character and industrious and thrifty. He belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America and may have belonged to some other orders but we do not know. He left a widow to whom he was married 21 years ago. He left four sons, Ed, William, Leonard and Robert. He is also survived by brothers, Perry and Andrew of Pomeroy, Jacob and Charles of Rutland, John of Wellston, J. E. Harrison of this city, and sister, Mrs. Delman Durst of Columbus, all of whom with many friends will greatly regret to hear of his death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 6, 1905

Mr. Harrison’s Funeral

     The funeral of the late Marion T. Harrison was held from his late residence at Maple Shade yesterday afternoon at two o’clock, and long before the time for the services to begin, the house could not hold the relatives and friends, who came to pay their respect to the departed. Benj. Stinson, of the First Baptist Church, conducted the services, the burial following in the Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 8, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Harrison, Mary [Calhoun]

Mrs. Harrison Dies Friday At Holzer
     Mrs. Mary Harrison, 65, a resident of 1021 Second Avenue, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient there for one day, but had been ill since the holiday season.
     Mrs. Harrison was born in Harrison Township, April 24, 1898, daughter of the late Noah and Lillie Clark Calhoun. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie, in her youth and Mrs. Leonard (Lena) Lawson.
Her marriage was to Clyde Harrison, who survives and two daughters, Mrs. Norma Powell and Mrs. George (Gail) Sprague, both of Gallipolis. There are three grandsons, one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 4, 1964
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Harrison, Nancy Jane [Walker]

     Mrs. Nancy Jane Walker Harrison, 81, Kanauga, died Sunday in Holzer Hospital. Born March 9, 1886, at Henderson, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Vint and Ella Robbins Walker. He husband, William Harrison, died in July 1965.
     She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Thivener and Dorothy Harrison, Kanauga; Mrs. Mary Kovelesky, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mildred Hoffman, Middleport and two sons, Enos Harrison, Cheshire, and Vernon Harrison, Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Locke, Stockton, Calif.; two brothers, Hugh Walker, Gallipolis, and Lee Walker, Santa Ana, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
     Services were held Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial was in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
July 16, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Harrison, Omega Ethel [White]

Mrs. Harrison Dies at Age 83
     Mrs. Omega Ethel Harrison, 83, whose son died Saturday morning, died at 7: a.m. today at her home 135 State St., just as she was being prepared to be taken to Holzer Hospital; Mrs. Harrison had been in ill health for several months.
     She was born in Clay twp., Feb. 7, 1880, daughter of the late John and Hannah Davis White. She was twice married. Her first was to Darius Halley in 1903, and he preceded her in death in 1911. Three sons were born to this union. Those who survive are Victor and Virgil Halley, both of Gallipolis. A son, Chester, died in infancy.
     Her second marriage was to Rome Harrison, in 1919, and he died in 1955. Two sons born to that union were Alfred, who died Saturday, and Bobby, who was killed in 1944. There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. David Pharr of the Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in St. Nick Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 27, 1963
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Harrison, Roma

In Memory
     Roma Harrison, daughter of Shannon and Elizabeth Harrison, was born Feb. 22, 1909 and departed this life, May 15, 1931, at the age of 22 years, 2 months and 23 days.  Miss Harrison was a lovely girl, having lived a good Christian life.  She joined the Elizabeth Chapel Church at Yellowtown six years ago.
     She lived in Harrison Township all her life until four years ago, when she left home for Columbus, Ohio to attend high school.  Having graduated from Central High School on June 15, 1930.  At the time of her death she was employed at the Mazer Cigar Factory.
     She leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison; seven sisters and two brothers; Mrs. H.C. Dickey, Mrs. William Vance and Mr. Lester Edler of Gallipolis; Mrs. Ernest Holbein and Mrs. Frederick Holbein of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Vahan Mainsain, Huntington, WV; Mrs. Charles Cochran and Grover Harrison of New Jersey and Harry Harrison at home; also ten nieces and four nephews: Lawrence Dickey, Myrtie Dickey, Velma Dickey, Leona Dickey, Maxine Dickey, Juanita Edler, Wilma Holbein, Cora Holbein, Ival Holbein, Ruby Holbein, Billy Vance, Otis Caldwell, Woodrow Holbein and Eleanor Harrison and a host of friends, especially two dear friends, William Scheffler and Mabel McBride, both of Columbus.

                            We miss thee from our home dear sister,
                            We miss thee from thy place.
                            A shadow o'er our life is cast,
                            We miss the sunshine of thy face,
                            We miss the kind and willing hand,
                            Thy fond and earnest care
                            Our home is dark without you
                            We miss you everywhere.


                           

 

 

Gallipolis Paper
May 15, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Harrison, Shannon

Shannon Harrison, 69, Died Early Tuesday
Shannon Harrison, aged 69, died at his home near Theviner, at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. He had been critically ill for a week or two, a victim of apoplexy.
Mr. Harrison was a life long resident of the community in which he died, and a brother of Robert Harrison of Harrison township. He is survived by his wife and the following nine children: Mrs. Garnet Dickey, Mrs. Elma Edler and Mrs. Esta Vance, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Augusta Holbein, Mrs. Lorena Holbein and Mrs. Nola Mainsan, all of Columbus; Mrs. Ruby Calhoun and Grover Harrison, New Jersey, and Harry at home.
Funeral arrangements may not be completed before Wednesday morning, Undertaker A. E. Tope said this afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 16, 1932

Harrison Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Shannon Harrison, who died Tuesday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Yellowtown Church by Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will be at Macedonia by A. E. Tope.

[Note: 9/15/1862 - 2/16/1932 s/o Robert & Martha Leadman Harrison per Death Cert. Wife: Elizabeth Richards]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 17, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrison, Sophia

Death in Awful Form
Mrs. Harrison Run Down and Killed by a K & M Train Thursday

     There was a terrible accident on the railroad just this side of the Gallipolis Tile Works, about one mile above the city, this afternoon. The K & M train due here at 1:14, was running along as usual, and at about the place named, an old lady was seen walking along the side of the track carrying some berries. As the train drew too near to stop or to check up, that lady started directly across the track and was run down and instantly killed, having her neck broken and both legs and one arm severed from her body, ribs broken chest crushed and face cut. The train came on, leaving a man to guard the body, and Baggage Master Edward Harrison of the K & M, and some others went up to look into the occurrence. On arriving at the scene of the accident, Mr. Harrison was horrified to find the victim of the cruel wheels was his own mother, Mrs. Sophia Harrison, aged 65 years. His feelings may be better imagined that described. Word has also been conveyed to Dr. Bean, surgeon of the road, and Constable F. E. Martin, who went up immediately, and when this was written an inquest was being held.
     Mrs. Harrison was then immediately carried to her home which is just above Reuben S. Canaday's store in Maple Shade where the inquest is being held.
     She leaves sons Marion, Edward, and Emmerson and one daughter Mrs. Dilman Darst, of this city and sons Andrew, Perry of Pomeroy, and Jacob and Charles. At this writing the funeral arrangements had not been made. The family will have the deepest sympathy of all in their shocking bereavement.

     MRS. HARRISON -- The funeral services of Mrs. Sophia Harrison, killed by a K & M train as told in the Thursday's Tribune, will be conducted at Morgan Center, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. W. J. Fulton, of Rio Grande, officiating, and Undertaker Wetherholt conducting the burial. All of her nine children, mentioned yesterday, will be in attendance and the pall bearers will be her sons. The funeral cortege will leave her late happy home, here, Saturday morning at 6 o'clock, accompanied by many sympathising relatives and friends.
     There was nothing of importance gleamed by the examination held Thursday afternoon by Dr. L. C. Bean and Dr. C. G. Parker before Justice Bradbury, acting Coroner, other than has already been published. She had been out blackberry picking with two little girls, and was on her return home when she met her sad fate. The little girls had become tired and ran on home ahead of her. She was coming down the railroad between the main track and a siding, on which were some cars standing. As the train approached she may not have heard as she was a bit hard of hearing and wore a sunbonnet, or deeming it safer for her to cross over to the outside of the track than to be between it and the cars on the siding as the train whizzed by, and misjudging its nearness, attempted to cross over to the outside when she was cut down. She must have been hurled from 60 to 79 feet, and death was instantaneous.
     She was a good, kindly, christian old lady, much beloved by all who knew her for the many kindly acts of charity and in time of trouble. She had a happy, pleasant home and lived with two of her sons, and those in business at Middleport and Pomeroy made their home with her when there were here. No such idea as suicide is entertained by any of the family for a moment. She had not been melancholy or dejected and nothing of this sort was elicited at the inquest, or was repented to any one of the family, and they are grieved to think that such a report had been published. Her age was 69 years and she was a happy old lady who had lived an honored and blameless life and she was laid to rest beside her husband Lewis Harrison who died four years ago. They came to this city nine years ago from Morgan township and she has many old friends in that section. She was a daughter of the late Jacob Caldwell and was a consistent and upright member of the Christian church and leaves behind her a memory that will be cherished by not only her children, but all who knew her.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday -- 13 July, 1900
Contributed by Sandra Maskew                                                                        Top of Page


Harrison, Stanley

     Stanley Mervin Harrison, 72, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Holzer Medical Center. A retired farmer and employee of Gallipolis State Institute, he was born Feb. 6, 1910, in Guyan Township, Gallia County, to the late Isaac Delbert Harrison and Arminta Sheets Harrison.
     He is survived by his wife, Mildred Northup Harrison, whom he married Dec. 5, 1929, in Athens. Harrison is also survived by two sons, Stanley, of Vienna Va., and John Elmer, Little Rock, Ark.: one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Jennie) Trout, Kennewick, Wash.; two sisters , Mrs. Bessie Berridge, Kanauga, and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Steger, Gallipolis; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predceded in death by one grandchild, two brothers and one sister.
     Harrison was a member of Centenary Church as well as member of Patriot Masonic Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandary in Gallipolis; Scottish Rite and Aladdin Shrine; and the Gallipolis Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 283.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Charles Lusher. Burial will take place in Mound Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mason services by Patriot Lodge will take place at 8 p.m. Monday.
     Pallbearers are Lonnie J. Harrison, David Stanley Harrison, James Timothy Trout, Paul Frederick Trout, Joseph Brian Morrison and Peter Ray Terry. Honorary pallbearers are Claude Evans, John Matt Plymale, Hubert Sheets, Merril McCormick, Ray Trout, Paul Walter, Guy Northup, Kenneth Steger, Ronnie Burnette and Bill Northup.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley


Harrison, Verne E.

     Verne E. Harrison, 65, of Bedford, Pa., a former Gallia County resident, died Tuesday at his home. A retired state highway employee, he was born April 28, 1919, in Harrison Township to the late Fred and Mary Lewis Harrison. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the VFW and American Legion posts in Bedford.
     Survivors include his wife, Alda Funggeroli; three daughters, Mrs. Diane Chapel, Mrs. Donna Whiteworth and Mrs. Connie Miller, all of Bedford, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Curry of Grove City, Mrs. Nellie Russell of Addison and Mrs. Geneva Shaver of Gallipolis; one brother, Homer Harrison of Patriot; and three grandchildren.
     Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Harrison. Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 13, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrison, Virginia Mae

Death of Little Girl
     Miss Virginia Mae Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Harrison, formerly of Maple Shade, was born Aug. 13, 1912, and died at Akron Dec. 5th, aged 6 years, 3 months and 22 days. She leaves to mourn her father and mother, brother Gilbert and sister Josie, with many relatives and friends. She was a bright little child, a member of the M. E. Sunday School and will be sadly missed.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 9, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harrison, Virginia V.

     Virginia V. Harrison, 75, Route 4, Gallipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born on May 31, 1914 in Ohio Township, daughter of the late Jacob and Malzena (Lewis) Trowbridge. A retired employee of Federal Glass Co., Columbus, she also worked for several years at the Gallipolis Developmental Center.
     She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Surviving are a brother, Samuel W. Trowbridge; a sister, Rosalean Logan and a nephew Michael Trowbridge, all of Gallipolis.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Godwin will officiate. Burial follows in Calvary Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Monday.

[Note: died Oct. 1, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Monday, Oct. 2, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Harrop, Lizzie

Death of a Good Lady
     Miss Lizzie Harrop, well known to nearly everyone in this city, died suddenly at the boarding house of Mrs. Waugh where she made her home, between 9 and 10 o'clock Monday night January 7, 1901. She had been a great invalid from asthmatic and bronchial trouble for a long time, and last evening was in great distress. Dr. Bean was called but found nothing particularly alarming in her case and left some medicine for her to be taken every hour. She took one dose at about 9 o'clock, and on some of the family going to her room to give her the second dose at 10 o'clock, she was found dead from cerebral hemorrhage.
     She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. James Harrop, and was 72 years old, the Doctor dying many years ago and her mother about nine years ago. They were English people, all of steady, sterling character and highly respected, coming here about 48 years ago. Miss Lizzie had brothers and sisters, whom we knew, as follows: Mrs. Price, of Jackson, deceased; Mrs. Joseph Morrison of this city, deceased; Mrs. Fannie Dye, of Huntington, Joseph, pharmacist, of Columbus; George of Manhattan, Kas., Samuel of Indiana, deceased; Henry, an attorney at the Cincinnati bar.
     Miss Lizzie, after the death of her mother, spent two or three years with her brother George in Kansas but longed to be back among her old Gallipolis friends and two or three years ago returned, and has boarded at different places, being the only one left of the family in this city. She had been a member of the M. E. church for a life time, one might say, and a Sunday school teacher to very many Gallipolis people, and was a devout, christian woman of genial ways and so known to every one. Her brother Joseph of Columbus, was to be here at noon, when the details of her funeral services were to be arranged. Hayward & Son have charge of the burial. The funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 8, 1901
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Hart, Eliza Ellen

Eliza E. Hart Dies On Tuesday
     Eliza Ellen Hart, 89, died at noon Tuesday at her home on Gravel Hill Rd., near Cheshire. Mrs. Hart had broken her hip about five years ago and since that time had been a semi-invalid. Tuesday she appeared to be in her usual health and was conversing with her minister, Rev. Sherley Woods, when she was stricken and died. She was born in Putnam county, W. Va., June 26, 1864. The Harts moved to the Cheshire community in 1923. Hart died Aug. 7, 1946.
     Mrs. Hart is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Moore, who lived with her mother, and Mrs. Anna Dougherty of Pt. Pleasant. Also surviving are five sons: Charles, Columbus; John, Creola; Samuel, Pickerton; Robert, Toledo; and Mason, Lafayette, Ind. One daughter preceded her in death. She has two brothers, George Higgenbottom, Middleport, and Homer, who made his home with Mrs. Hart, who also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Cheshire Baptist church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Sherley Woods officiating. Burial services will be conducted by Miller’s Home for Funerals at Gravel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dougherty, 2207 Oak St., Pt. Pleasant. The pallbearers will be Briggs Kirby, James Roush, Garrett Fellure, Sterlie Roush, Orin Roush and Sam Stice.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 24, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hart, Virgil

Death of Virgil Hart
     Virgil Hart, son of Mr. George Hart, and living with his grandfather, Wm. Raynor, near Adamsville, died Friday night, August 21, 1908, aged 20 years. He had been in ill health for sometime, and leaves a father and one sister to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Mt. Calvary at Rio Grande, and interment followed at the same place.

[Note from tombstone: Born 1888 died 1908.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Vol. xvi No. 40
August 28, 1908
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                                 Top of Page


Hartley, J. Ernest (Happy)

Happy Hartley Dies In West
     J. E. (Happy) Hartley, 69, former C and O agent at Bidwell, passed away Saturday in Memorial Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. He was agent at Bidwell for several years after 1910. Before going to the West, he lived for several years on Ewington Rt. near Hawks.
     He was born Sept. 21, 1883, near Wilkesville. For the past two years he had lived in Arizona where he and his wife had gone for his health. He is survived by his wife, the former Zelda Glenn, Bidwell; a son, Glenn Ewing Hartley, a major in the United States Army whose home is at New Port, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Miasofsky, Columbus. A sister in Cincinnati also survives.
     The body will be received at Hamden Wednesday evening and friends may call Thursday at the funeral home until the funeral hour at 3: p.m. Thursday in the Vinton Methodist Church. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park, by McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton.

[Note: 9/21/1883-2/21/1953]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 24, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hartley, Thomas A.

     WILKESVILLE - Thomas A. Hartley, 67, Wilkesville, died Sunday morning in an ambulance en route to Huntington Veterans Hospital.  Mr. Hartley died as the ambulance was passing through Gallipolis.  He was born in Ohio, a son of Kisor and Ann Dickerson Hartley.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Wilkesville Masonic Lodge and Wilkes Grange.
     Surviving are his wife, Leanna Gilmore Hartley, a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Cray, Wilkesville, two grandchildren, two brothers, Russell and Eugene, and a sister, Miss Bessie Hartley, all of Ewington Route 1.  A son, Ray, died while in service during World War II.
     Services will be conducted Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Strong and Son funeral home, with the Rev. Russell Woltz officiating.  Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.   Friends may cal at the Hartley family home Monday and at the funeral home Tuesday and until time for services Wednesday.  Masonic rites will be conducted Tuesday, 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Athens Messenger
Monday, January 11, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hartsook, Balser

     Mr. Balser Hartsook, the oldest man in Huntington Township, died Feb. 4, 1902, aged 88 years. He was married to Sarah Moore 65 years ago and she still survives at the age of 80. They reared a family of ten children, eight of whom survive the father. He was a charter member of the Huntington F. W. B. Church organized in 1852, and held his membership with this church until his death. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 6, 1902, by Rev. W. J. Fulton.

[Note: buried in Brush Huntington Twp.]

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


Hartsook, Emily A. [Lewis]

Mrs. Hartsook, 81, Dies At Toledo; Burial Mt. Taber
    
The body of Mrs. Emily A. Hartsook was expected to arrive at Vinton early this afternoon on the C & O train. She had died at Toledo, presumably on Wednesday, and was 81 years old. There she had made her home with a niece, Mrs. Cora Hughes.
     Graveside services will be held at 2:30 (fast time) at Mt. Taber, in charge of Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Interment by Butler-McCoy.
     Mrs. Hartsook was the daughter of Andrew and Eliza Patridge Lewis and she was the last survivor of her generation of the family. She was twice married, first to W. A. Troth and then in 1920 to Richard Hartsook.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 3, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hartsook, Margaret

     Died, at the residence of William Walker, April 9th, 1868, Margaret Hartsook in the 52d year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 26, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hartsook, Marvin

Death of Marvin Hartsook
     Mr. Marvin Hartsook of Vinton died at his home Friday, Oct. 19, 1923 of typhoid fever at the age of 19 years. He was the son of Mr. John Hartsook and was a graduate of Rio Grande College in the Normal Class in June 1923. Mr. Hartsook was teaching his home school at the time of his death. Burial was today (Monday) at Mt. Taber cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 22, 1923
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hartsook, Mary E.

     HARTSOOK - At the residence of Mr. Henry Wood, near Harrisburg, this co., Miss Mary E., daughter of Wm. Hartsook, departed this life Jan. the 26th, in the 25th year of her age.  The deceased had long been a sufferer.  She leaves a father, one sister and three brothers, to mourn their loss.  She bore her sufferings patiently, trusting in Jesus, and we trust has gone home to rest. Funeral services by Rev. S. J. Weed.  Text Matt. 24-42.

Gallipolis Journal
April 1, 1880
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                                     Top of Page

Hartsook, Mary J. [Thomas]

Mary J. Hartsook Dies ---Rites At Mt. Tabor 2 Saturda
    
Mary J. Hartsook, widow of Jacob Hartsook, died yesterday at her home at Vinton R. D. She was in her 71st year, having been born Sept. 19, 1866, the daughter of William and Eliza Lloyd Thomas.
     They are survived by one son, Elza Hartsook of near Vinton. Her husband died in 1927 but she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Walter Hartsook and Mrs. Elza Radekin, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Wash Rose of New Haven, Ind. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death: Mrs. Frank Cardwell, Mrs. W. H. Allison and Herbert Thomas.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John Spires at Mt. Tabor at 2 o’clock Saturday. Burial there by H. K. Butler

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 18, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Harvey, William P.

     DIED - In this place on the 9th inst., at the residence of Mr. C. Stone, Mr. William P. Harvey, in the 39th year of his age. The deceased was on his return home to Lynchburg, Va., from Trigg county, Ky., when he was taken sick, and landed from a steamboat at this place, among strangers, who kindly ministered to his wants up to the time of his decease. It will be gratifying to his relatives to know that he received all the attention that could be bestowed upon him during his illness. Va. papers please copy.

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


Harville, Lewis

Former Resident’s Husband Dies
     Lewis Harville, who, on Dec., 20, last, married Miss Annabel Smith of Gallipolis, died suddenly of a heart attack at their home in Dayton Saturday. Apparently in good health, Mr. Harville had been at his work in a Franklin paper mill the day before he succumbed.
     The funeral was held in Dayton yesterday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Hartwell, Betty I. [Price]

     Mrs Betty I. Hartwell, 75, Rt. 1, Gallipolis(Mill Creek Road), died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health the past five years, and in serious condition the past six months. Mrs Hartwell was a retired licensed practical nurse at the Holzer Medical Center, having been employed there about 10 years.
     She was born April 9 1896, in Beckley, W Va., daughter of the late Dew & Lillie Eads Price. She married John Hartwell on Feb., 19 1913 in Columbia, W. Va. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1970. One daughter survives, Mrs J J (Mildred) Curnutte, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, Two grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive. Three brothers and six sisters preceded her in death.
     Mrs Hartwell had resided in Gallia County around 20 years, moving here from Powellton, W Va. She attended First Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services will be held 1 pm Monday at the :First Church of the Nazarene with Rev Ronald Justice officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home between 7 & 9 pm on Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday, July 4 1971
Transcribed by Deanna Sinks                                                                                  Top of Page


Hartwell, Leo Burnell

L. B. Hartwell, Former Kanauga Resident Dies
     Leo Burnell Hartwell, 80, Rt. 1 Gallipolis, resident of the Sands Rest Home and former resident of Kanauga, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Holzer Hospital. A native of Boston, Mass., Hartwell was former advanceman for the Billy Bryant Showboat and had resided in the Pt. Pleasant-Kanauga area for more than 25 years. He was also formerly employed by the Heselop Machine Shop at Pt. Pleasant.
     He was born May 8, 1888 at Boston, Mass. He has no surviving relatives. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals by the Rev. Glen R. Hueholt. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 14, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hartwig, Henry Edwin

     Died, on Wednesday, Feb. 1st., at their residence in Covington, Ky., of scarlet fever, Henry Edwin, son of Ann Sophia and Henry Hartwig, aged 17 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 16, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                              Top of Page


Hash, Levina [Surber]

Mrs. Hash, 76, Dies
     Mrs. Levina Surber Hash, 76, a resident of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Holzer Medical Center. Born, April 23, 1896, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Orlena Landreth Surber of Smyth County, Va.
She married William Glenn Hash on April 21, 1913 and he survives along with the following children, Mrs. Robert Hersman of Rt. 1, Langsville; Mrs. Socar Morgan, Rt. 1, Bidwell; Mrs. Donald Dodrill of Columbus; Robert Neal Hash, James Leonard Hash, Clarence Richard Hash, Martin Glenn Hash, all of Rt. 1, Bidwell, and William Frank Hash at home; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Barr of Rt. 1, Bidwell, 26 grand and 12 great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Morgan Center Wesleyan Church where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Rev. O. H. Cart officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 Friday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services.

[Note: burial in Miller Cemetery, Morgan Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 25, 1972
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Haskins, Amelia

Funeral of Mrs. Amelia Haskins Tuesday
     Mrs. Amelia Haskins, Gallipolis Route 4, died at her country home Saturday morning, at the age of 85, as a result of heart trouble. Surviving relatives are one son, W.C. Haskins of this city, three daughters, Mrs. Nora Frownfelter, Kansas; Mrs. Hattie Helrich, Athens and Mrs. Luella Walden, Columbus and one brother, J.L. Roadarmour, who made his home with her.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, 19 Grape Street and burial in Mound Hill under the direction of A.E. Tope.

[Note: Death Certificate.....born March 28, 1842; died Feb. 19, 1928; aged 85 years, 10 months and 28 days. Widow of Henry Haskins. Parents: Thomas J. and Rhoda Roadarmour.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Feb. 20, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Haskins, America [Sowards]

Aged America Haskins Dies Saturday P.M.
Funeral Will Be Held at Home In Guyan Tp. At 10 Tuesday, Burial Nearby
     Mrs. America Sowards Haskins, one of the oldest residents of Gallia county, succumbed Saturday night at her home in Guyan township to the infirmities of her advanced years, death coming quietly and peacefully as she slept.
     Mrs. Haskins was nearing her ninety-fifth birthday – March 24 – and until a few weeks ago had been remarkably well and mentally active for one of her age. Her last illness came when she developed pneumonia and she was never able to quite recover from its effects but had failed gradually ever since.
     She was the widow of James Preston Haskins, who died a great many years ago, and had spent her entire life in the neighborhood where her life ended Saturday night. Mrs. Haskins was the mother of ten children – two died in infancy, two sons, Henry and James P., passed away in recent years, and there survive two sons and four daughters – W.H. (John) whose farm adjoins that of his mother, Thomas A. of Garfield Avenue, Mrs. Rosanna Fowler, widow of I.F. Fowler of Rio Grande, Mrs. Elizabeth Boster, Mrs. Nancy Haskins, Miss Nora Haskins at home.
     She gave a lifetime of love and devotion to her family which was fully returned by them. She was a generous friend and neighbor and was sought by many as a wise counselor. From her youth she was a devoted Christian, a member of Stewart (M.E.) chapel and until her health failed had regularly attended services. Last few lines missing.

The Gallia Times
Jan. 9, 1937
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Haskins, Belva [Snyder]

     Mrs. Belva Haskins, 78, a resident of Crown City and widow of W.H. (John) Haskins, died Monday night in Lawrence County General Hospital. Her death followed an extended illness. She was born in Lawrence County, Aug. 5, 1886, daughter of the late Benjamin and Effie Della [Dillon] Snyder.
     She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arden Fulks of Crown City There are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Other survivors are a brother and sister, Bill Snyder of Springfield and Mrs. Verda Heidorn of Hebron, Ohio.
     Mrs. Haskins was a member of the Crown City Methodist Church. Services were held Thursday afternoon at the F.L. Stevers Funeral Home and burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Mercerville.

[Note: Married William H. Snyder, son of J.P. Haskins and America Soward on March 24, 1907 in Lawrence County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 12, 1965
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Haskins, Blanche [Church]

Crown City Woman Dies Early Today
     Mrs. Blanche Haskins, 73, wife of Hershel Haskins of Crown City died at 1:55 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital after a brief illness. She was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday.
     Mrs. Haskins was born in Guyan twp., on Feb. 20, 1887, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Leslie of Grove City and Raymond of Vinton. One son, George, died in infancy.
     Other survivors are three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Eva Daniels, Mrs. Grace Beaver, Mrs. Edna Montgomery and Stanley Church, all of Crown City, Harry and Howard Church, both of Proctorville.
     Mrs. Haskins was a member of the Crown City Pilgrim Holiness Church. [The funeral will be held] there at 1 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Everette Russell and Rev. Oma Williams will officiate and burial will follow in Crown City Cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 5 p.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Stanley Swain, Verlin Swain, Max Rankin, Stanley Watts, Mack Williams and Edwin Woodyard.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 16, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Haskins, Blanche [Matthews]

     Mrs. Blanche Matthews Haskins, Middleport, a former teacher and columninst for the Daily Sentinel, died Thursday evening at the Huston Nursing Home in Hamden following a long illness. Mrs. Haskins was born in Cheshire Twp.,the daughter of the late Charles E. and Harriett Eliza McCarty Matthews. She was a retired teacher with more than 20 years of teaching in Ohio Schools. She also taught at Plain City, Decatur, Ill and at Rio Grande College. She served on the board ofExaminers for Teachers at one time. Mrs. Haskins taught English and Literature in the high school at
Cheshire and Middleport. She was a graduate of Ohio State University at Athens and took graduate work at Columbia University in New York. She was well known in the bend area for her newspaper column "Did You Know That,"
which appeared in the Daily Sentinel. A member of Heath United Methodist Church where she was active in the WSCS, the Afternoon Circle and teacher of its class 12 many years. She also served as substitute librarian at the Middleport Public Library.
     Surviving include her husband, Noah, who she married in 1930, a son, Charles Haskins of Spencerville; who is coordinator for the Athens County School System; two grandsons, Matthew and William and several nieces and
nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother Coine Matthews, two half-brothers David and Baler Matthews, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Dina Ables and Mrs. Nina Salsgaber.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ewing Funeral Home with the Rev.C..J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time..

The Daily Sentinel
February 1, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Haskins, Cora Maude

Mrs. T. Haskins Dies Suddenly Tuesday Night
Rites Set Thursday for Garfield Ave Resident, Age 66
     Cora Maude Haskins, wife of Thomas A. Haskins, Garfield Ave., died suddenly Tuesday night at 11:45 at the Holzer Hospital following a brief illness. She was 66 years and 27 days old. Mrs. Haskins was the daughter of the late J. L. and Mariah Evans Stevers.
     She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: J. W. Stevers, Mercerville; Ed Stevers, Garfield Ave.; Charles B. Stevers, Gallipolis; L. A. Stevers, Crown City; Frank Stevers, Columbus; Mrs. Ed. Plymale, Gallipolis; and Mrs. Oma Williams, Crown City, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Haskins' death is especially tragic because her husband has been in poor health for several years and had a foot amputated at the Holzer Hospital several months ago.
     She was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
     The body will be brought to her late home on Garfield Ave. from the Stevers mortuary today at 3 p.m.
Friends may call there until Thursday at 11:30 a.m. when the body will be removed to the Waugh Funeral Home were funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. L. A. Donnally will read the services and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

[Note: born 22 Nov, 1884; Died 19 December 1950; hand written on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page


Haskins, Elizabeth

     Mr. Jas. Haskins, clerking at Zeigler's, was called home at noon Wednesday, by the death of his grandmother, Elizabeth Haskins, living back of Crown City, and 87 years old. She died about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning.

[Note: Cemetery entry reads, died 6/1/1892, aged 85y 4 m, 1 d. burial in Halley-Haskins cemetery in Guyan Township. wife of Hiram].

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 8, 1892
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Haskins, Emza

Emza Haskins, 59, Passes at Guyan Home
Dr. J. P. Haskins' Brother
Funeral Rites Will Be at 2 Sunday Afternoon

     Emza Haskins, native and life long resident of Crown City, R. D., died at 12:45 this morning at his home. He became ill Christmas day, contracting a severe cold. That was followed by a kidney complication to which death is attributed. He would have been 59 next Tuesday, January 4. He lived on part of the farm that had belonged to his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Crawford Haskins, a family prominent in that quarter and throughout the county for several generations.
     Mr. Haskins is survived by his wife, who was Etta Williams, a sister of John Williams of this city; by one son, Romeo, and a brother and three sisters; Dr. J. P. Haskins, Gallipolis; Mrs. Lenora Murphy and Mrs. R. O. Daniels, Columbus, and Mrs. Grace Dailey, wife of J. E. Dailey, who also lives on a part of the parental homestead.
     At the Dailey home the funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday. Burial in the Haskins cemetery.

[Note: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953: Henry Emza Haskins died 1 January 1938 in Guyan Twp.; age 58.]

Gallipolis Tribune
January 1, 1938
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Haskins, Eva [Lanier]

Mrs. Haskins Is Claimed at 82 Thursday
     Mrs. Eva Haskins, 82, a resident of 77 State St., died at her home at 11:05 p.m. Thursday. She had been ill since March 5. Mrs. Haskins was born in Guyan twp., Nov. 12, 1882, daughter of the late William F. and Julia Campbell Lanier. Her marriage to Dr. James P. Haskins, took place March 31, 1907, ad [and] he preceded her in deatr [death] on April 8, 1956
     She is survived by two daughters and two sons, Mrs. John (Bea) Lutz of Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Paul (Judy) Clifford and Frank Haskins, both of Gallipolis and Col. Harold Haskins, stationed at Munich, Germasy. [Germany] There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Other survivors are a sister and brother, Mrs. John (Ruby) Williams of Gallipolis, and T. E. Lanier of Daytona Beach, Fla. Two brothers, Will and Stanley are deceased.
     Mrs. Haskins was a member of Grace Methodist church, and for many years was active in church organizations.
Services will be held at2:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 6 and 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. Saturday.

[Note: died June 3, 1965]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 4, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Haskins, Farrell

Mr. Haskins, 66, Succumbs After Illness
     Farrell Haskins, 66, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 8:45 p.m., Wednesday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. He had been in failing health the past year, and in serious condition the past several days.
     A retired farmer, Mr. Haskins was born May 31, 1904, in Gallia County, son of the late John Q. and Susan Rose Haskins. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Betz Haskins, whom he married here on May 31, 1924, along with the following children: Ray Haskins, Glen Haskins and Robert Haskins, all of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Condee, Gallipolis. Eleven grandchildren survive. Two sisters survive, Bonnie Haskins and Mrs. Eupha Hager, both of Columbus. He spent all his life in Gallia County.
     Funeral services will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 1 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Rev. Paul Hawks. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 10, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Haskins, Hollis

     Mr. and Mrs. Emsey Haskins of Crown City, lost their eight year old son, Hollis, by diphtheria Tuesday night. He was a bright little chap and his death has left his parents almost heart broken. They will have the sympathy of everyone.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 4, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Haskins, James L.

Local Business Leader J. L. Haskins, 76, Dies
Native Of Guyan Tp. Achieved Success And Won Esteem Of Thousands---Funeral To Be Held At 2:30 Thursday
     The useful, successful career of James L. Haskins same to an end at 5:45 last evening at the Holzer Hospital. For several days it had been known that hopes for his recovery were no longer entertained, and most of the afternoon his death had been expected momentarily.
     Most of Mr. Haskins' 76 years were spent in Gallipolis. He had become the dean of the city's clothiers; he was not only known in but had warm friends in every nook and cranny of his native county; he was a pillar in his church; he had achieved a great measure of success as a businessman; he had had reverses and accepted them with a smile and overcame them; and in the sorrow that his death occasions thousands will share, and poignancy will be added because of the realization of the irreparable loss his family and close associates must bear.

Burial At Mound Hill
     Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church, to whose upbuilding the decedent had contributed most liberally, at 2:30 Thursday. Rev. George Sagon, between whom and Mr. Haskins there had been a loyal and steadfast friendship and attachment, will officiate. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Haskins was one of 11 children born to the late Lewis B. and Rosanna Abbott Haskins of Guyan tp. HIs birthdate was January 26, 1864. Hence his age was 76 years, 2 months, 4 days. He was educated in Guyan schools and Adrian College, Adrian, Mich.
     Mr. Haskins came to Gallipolis half a century or more ago. In employ of Harry Frank & Sons he became a crack salesman and took the lead in organizing a company to take over that concerns clothing business when the last of the Franks (Jake) decided to retire and locate elsewhere. He was the first vice president of the Commercial & Savings Bank.
     He remained in business here till 1923 when he moved to Marietta to engage in the same business. He and family returned to Gallipolis in 1931, re-entered business and subsequently organized the Haskins-Tanner Company which took over the business at the old Harry Frank's stand.
     In June 1903, Mr. Haskins and Miss Hattie Morris were united in marriage at the bride's home in Winfield, W. Va. To them were born two children, Virginia Catherine, now Mrs. Buhrl Hood of Marietta, and Col. Morris Haskins, who has been associated with his father in business since he reached [undecipherable text] estate. There are two surviving grandchildren, Roger Hood and Carol Sue Haskins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 2, 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                            Top of Page


Haskins, Martha Ann [McCormick]

     Martha Ann Haskins, 68, 1113 Ohio Ave., Gallipolis, died Sunday at her residence. Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Gallipolis she was the daughter of the late William Howell and Vivian Robinson McCormick. She is survived by her husband, Frank (Chink) Haskins, whom she married Oct. 2, 1937 in Ashland, Ky.
     Also surviving are a son, James R. Haskins of Gallipolis' Two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Betty Ann) Cremeans of Athens, and Mrs. Dennis (Joan) Pilarczyk of Cheshire, Conn.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: and a brother, Billy McCormick of Point Pleasant.
     She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gallipolis and the Gallipolis Emblem Club. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Les Shear officiating Burial in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library, 651 Second Ave., Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 28, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Haskins, Noah P.

     Noah P. Haskins, 85, formerly of Middleport, died Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 5, 1902, a son of the late Henry and Lillie Haner Haskins. He was a retired employee of the Ohio Department of Transportation in Meigs County and formerly had worked as a well tender for the Ohio Fuel Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and at one time served for several years as pastor of the Mt. Alto Freewill Baptist Church at Cheshire.
     Surviving are a son, Charles Haskins, Spencerville; his wife, Cora Haskins, Cincinnati; two step sons, Jack Moore, Cincinnati, and Leland Moore, Canton; a step daughter, Lena Hamilton, Medway; two grandsons, nine step grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Matthews Haskins; two brothers, Stanley and Elmer Haskins, and four sisters, Kathleen Haskins, Bertha Gill, Belva Sloan, and Beulah Koster.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cheshire with the Rev. C.J Lemley officiating. Burial will be in grand Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ewing Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the church one hour preceding the Tuesday service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 10, 1987
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Haskins, Sol

     Sol Haskins, originally from Crown City, but an inmate of the County Infirmary since it was built, a hopeless paralytic, died at that institution last Friday night.  A colored woman also died that day.  She had only arrived there that morning. She was affected with a loathsome disease. 

[Note:  Mr. Haskins died on February 25, 1881.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 29, 1881
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Haskins, Tennessee [Sheets]

Mrs. Haskins Dies At Home In Guyan Tp.
Found Unconscious When Son Returns Home After Short Absence 
     
Mrs. Tennessee Haskins, who had been in poor health a good while, was found unconscious on the floor of her home in Guyan tp. Monday by her son, Cecil Thornton, with whom she lived. He had returned after being away from the house for some hours. She never spoke or regained consciousness and died at 5:30 last evening.
     Mrs. Haskins was twice married. She and her first husband, Thomas Thornton, reared a large family. After Mr. Thornton’s death, she married Hiram Haskins, well remembered here, who died 15 or more years ago.
     Her age was 75 years and six months on Sunday and she was born in Guyan tp. Her maiden name was Sheets and she was a sister of Gory Sheets of Guyan, L. Jack Sheets of Gallipolis, and Noah of Huntington. About a year ago she fell and broke her hip and spent considerable time in the Holzer Hospital.
     There also survive her the following children besides Cecil; Mrs. R. W. Fillinger, A. Wood Thornton, Mrs. J. C. Halley, Stanley Thornton, Mrs. A. C. Rucker and Edith Thornton, all of Crown City. The last named is an invalid and lived with her mother and brother on a farm adjoining the one owned by Farnom A. Haskins.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John Hall at 2 o’clock Wednesday at Bethlehem church. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: 1-4-1862 / 7-5-1937; Age 75 yrs. 6 mos. 1 da.; She was the daughter of John and Frances Saunders Sheets.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 6, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hatfield, Elias Sr.

     GUYTON, GA. - Elias Hatfield Sr., 58, of Guyton, Ga., a former Rt. 1, Gallipolis resident died Friday morning at his home following a long illness.
     He was born Jan. 20, 1929 in Mingo County, W. Va., to the late George and Rose Vance Hatfield and was a member of Beech Creek Church of Church of Christ of Devon, W.Va. He was a retired corrections officer and had been employed by the Florida State employed by the Florida State Prison and the Coastal Correctional Institute, Flint Hill Masonic Lodge F&AM 810 of Bessema, Ala.
     Survivors include his wife, Francis Jones Hatfield; of Point Pleasant W.Va., Elias Hatfield Jr., of Bidwell, and Art E. Hatfield of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Lois) Kemper of Gallipolis and Mrs. Cirby (Glendene) Johnson of Bidwell; Four sisters, Eleanor Waldron of Savanah, Ga., Mary Lou Douglas of Waycross, Ga., Esther Johnson of Elroy, Ariz., and Rhondena Peck of Matewan, W.Va.;three brothers, Havan Hatfield of Flagstaff, Ariz., John Hatfield of Matewan, and Grover Hatfield of Waycross, Ga.; three stepsons, seven grandchildren and three step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, one sister and one brother.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at North Salem Baptist Church in Guyton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Strickland's Funeral Home in Rincon, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar. 9, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page


Hatfield, Elmer E.

Funeral Held Today For Former Gallia Co. Sheriff
     Services for Elmer E. Hatfield, 73, former sheriff of Gallia county, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Rev. Charles Hill officiated and burial was in Mound Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Morton Dickey, Clay and Archie Priestly, Johnny Ecker, Harold Safford and Paul Niday.
     Mr. Hatfield died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at his home, 846 First Ave. He had been in failing health for several years and had been hospitalized several times in the past year.
     He was born April 6, 1888 in Lawrence county, the son of the late James J. and Fannie Warren Hatfield. He was engaged in business in Ironton for a number of years and came to Gallipolis in June, 1922 to operate a meat shop on Court St.
     In November, 1932, he was elected sheriff of Gallia county and served 16 years, or four terms until 1949. He was a member of Ironton lodge of Masons and belonged to all York bodies in Gallipolis, including Gallipolis Chapter, Moriah Council and The Rose Commandery, Knight Templar.
     His marriage was to the former Pearl Ecker, county health nurse, who survives. One son, Karl C. Hatfield of San Carlos, Calif., a brother Walter Hatfield of Greenville, O., survive. A brother, Fred, preceded him in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Hatfield, Roland

Roland Hatfield Dies Suddenly
     Roland Hatfield, 43, construction worker, died suddenly at 5 p.m., Monday, in the office of the McCorry Construction Co. on Lakewood Dr. He had come to the office to check out for the day after driving a truck in the line of duty. Hatfield had been working for the firm as a bricklayer and had formerly been in the employ of Paul Watson. He complained of being ill and before an ambulance could arrive, he was dead.
     Hatfield was a native of Pike county, Ky., where he was born Aug. 12, 1912. He was the son of Hibbert and Ella Chambers Hatfield, who survive. The family came here from Milton, W. Va., 12 years ago and lived in the Thurman neighborhood. The deceased owned a farm near that of his parents and was in the process of building a new home.
In addition to the parents, he is survived by six brothers and four sisters, Richard of Cinco, W. Va., Emerson and Jimmy of Huntington, Clyde and Lonnie of Milton, W. Va., Archie of Thurman, Mrs. Garnet Woods of Huntington, Mrs. Gertrude Minor of Barboursville, Mrs. Helen Stanley of Milton, W. Va., and Mrs. Bertha Lewis of New Orleans, La.
     Hatfield was a World War I veteran and Lafayette Post, American Legion, will have a part in the funeral services, which are incomplete awaiting word from relatives. Miller’s Home for Funerals has charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 6, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hatfield, [Infant]

Child Dead
Remains Were Shipped to Gallipolis Today for Interment
     A one year old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hatfield, died at their home on Guyan street in Guyandotte Wednesday afternoon. The remains were shipped to Gallipolis for interment this afternoon --- Huntington Advertiser 21st.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday evening, January 23, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hathaway, Belinda

Belinda Hathaway
     Belinda Hathaway was born in Hampshire Co., VA , Nov. 17, 1815. Removed with her parents to Somerset, Perry County, Ohio in the fall of 1829.
     In the winter of 1835, under the labors of Rev. Jacob Young, she was converted to God and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church,. She was married to Rev. J.D. Hathaway Aug. 30, 1838 and with him entered upon the itinerant life in the fall of 1857. For nearly 24 years of her life was given to the itinerancy, patiently enduring its hardships and thankfully enjoying its pleasures. she was a Christian lady, modest and retiring, yet she was faithful to all duty, and her confidence in Christ as her Saviour and friend grew stronger to the last.
     She was taken down with pulmonary consumption and heart disease Oct 1, 1880 and began to fail rapidly. Her affliction was long and severe, but was borne with Christian fortitude and resignation. she requested her husband to preach Christ and to warn sinners as long as he was able to work. Shortly before her death, when asked how it was with her, she replied, "All is well! I feel that I am prepared." In her faith she passed away on the 25th of May, 1881. At her own request her funeral services were held at Clay Chapel, where her remains were lain away by loving and sympathizing friends. May the grace of God, which always causes us to triumph, sustain our dear brother and the bereaved children and bring them all to the better land.

Gallipolis Paper
May 25, 1881
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Hathaway, Elizabeth Coffman [Chick]

Mrs. Hathaway Dead
Venerable Third Avenue Lady Passes On After Brief Illness
     Mrs. Elizabeth Hathaway passed away at her home in this city after a sickness lasting but ten days. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Chick: she was born in Walnut township, Gallia County, more than ninety years ago, and was married to James Monroe Coffman when seventeen years of age. Nine children were born, six of whom survive her; three sons, Benton, George and Roy; and three daughters, Harriet Hay, Effie Jackson and Kate Cherrington. Roy and Kate reside in this citym, the other children living in the West. After the death of her first husband, she and the Reverend J. D. Hathaway were married. He was called home thirty years ago.
     Mrs. Hathaway was a kind and noble christian whom none knew but to love, and to her children she spoke of her abiding faith in God and of the mansion prepared and waiting for her in His kingdom, because Christ her Savior, a carpenter knew just what she wanted and would call her when He had it ready for her, which He did Tuesday evening, June 3, 1919
     Funeral 5:30 Thursday evening, June 5. Burial at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday June 4, 1919 Front page
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI


Hatmaker, Charles

     Died, at his residence near this city, on Thursday, April 2d, of bronchial affection [sic], Charles Hatmaker, aged 35 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 9, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hatton, Charlotte

     DIED - in Cheshire, March 3rd, 1862, Charlotte Hatton, the adopted daughter of Caroline Gates and Hubbard Vangilder, aged 23 years. Her sickness was long and painful, yet she bore it with great patience. That which appeared to trouble her most was the thought of the loneliness of her adopted parents after her death. And sad will their home be unenlivened by her cheerful voice and deeds of kindness. But their loss is her gain, for she was resigned to the will of her heavenly father.
Pomeroy and Marietta papers please copy.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 6, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hatten, Elizabeth

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Elizabeth Hatten, 89, of 304 Third Ave., Kanauga, died Sunday evening in Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth. She was the daughter of the late Daniel M. and Sarah Smith Rake [Raike]. She was a retired school teacher in West Virginia. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. E. E. Davidson, Delray Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
     Graveside services will be Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Memorial Park in Wheelersburg. There will be no calling hours and the family has asked that flowers be omitted. Arrangements are being made by McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.

Athens Messenger
Monday, September 29, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hawk, Albert

     Albert Wilbur Hawk, 29 and married, son of Mr & Mrs. Charles Hawk of Chillicothe, died in that city last week of Bright's Disease. The Hawk family was former residents of Green Township on the farm now owned by W.P. Scarberry.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born May 5, 1882; died Jan. 13, 1911 Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; aged 28 years, 8 months and 9 days of age. Parents: Susanna Workman and Charles Hawk.]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hawk, Benjamin

HAWK
     Died - In Wilkesville township, Vinton county, May 26th, 1875, of inflammation of the bowels, Benjamin Hawk, aged 61 years.

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


Hawk, Ed F.

Prominent Farmer Dies
     Ed F. Hawk, one of Gallia County's most prominent farmers, passed away early Tuesday morning after a lingering illness.  Mr. Hawk was the son of the late Josiah and Sarah Jane Mills Hawk and is the last of his family. His wife, Lillie Womeldorff, and two daughters have preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday mornig at 10 o'clock at Mt. Zion church by Rev. A.H. Beardsley and interment in the cemetery there, in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1929
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hawk, Edith

Death of Miss Edith Hawk
    
Miss Edith Hawk, daughter of Mr. Ed Hawk, died at her home on Chicamauga Sunday from burns she had received two weeks ago. She leaves her father. Her mother, Mrs. Romia Womeldorff Hawk and sister Ruby preceded her a year or more ago.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. at Mt. Zion church by Rev. Shaver. Burial in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: 1/21/1888 - 3/30/1924, Age 36 yrs. 2 mos. 9 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 31, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hawk, Elizabeth [Hess]

Mrs. John Hawk Dies Suddenly Friday
     Mrs. John Hawk, 64 years old, died suddenly at her home near Hawk School on Chillicothe pike Friday September 30 at 2 p. m. She is survived by two sons, Thomas and Fred Hawk, and a daughter Mrs. Fred Mackenson, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Christina Tuning, of Ocean View, Va., and one brother Joseph Hess, of Pittsburgh.
     Funeral services will be held from the home of her son Fred on Chillicothe pike Monday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallia Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 1, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hawk, Josiah

     Mr. Josiah Hawk died suddenly last Saturday afternoon, aged 82 years. He was a member of the M.E.Church, and held in the highest esteem by all his acquaintances. Funeral services at Mt. Zion Monday afternoon by Rev. Durling, interment same place by Wetherholt. Deceased leaves two sons, John and Edward, who have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 11, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hawk, Lillie Romaine [Womeldorff]

Mrs. Edward Hawk Dead
     Mrs. Edward Hawk passed away at her home on the Chickamauga road last Wednesday night, April 12, 1922, following an illness of several months from heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Edith and Ruby, a sister, Mrs. Cass Kerr of Montevista, Colorado, and two brothers, Mr. Jack Womeldorff of Parkersburg, and Mr. Lewis Womeldorff of near this city.
     The funeral was held Friday afternoon at Mt. Zion Church by Rev. L. L. Roush of Bidwell, interment in the churchyard cemetery.

[Note: Death Cert. - 12/23/1862 - 4/12/1922 D/O James & Lodicia Smeltzer Womeldorff]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, April 20, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hawk, Martha [Turner]

Mrs. Martha T. Hawk Dies Of Influenza
     Mrs. Martha Tanner [Turner] Hawk, aged 84 years, died at 12:30 Friday, January 11, of influenza at the home of her niece, Mrs. Vint Tanner. Particulars tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 11, 1929

Funeral of Mrs. Martha Turner Hawk Sunday
     Mrs. Martha Turner Hawk, died at the home of her niece after a week of illness with flu. Mrs. Hawk was the daughter of Agrippa and Damaris Crawford Turner, was born March 11th in 1845. Her parents were natives of Louisa County, Virginia and came to Ohio in the early 30’s.
     She united with the church at an early age and remained a faithful member until her death. On August 18, 1890, she was married to C. O. Hawk of Wilkesville, O. Her husband died Nov. 4, 1925. The funeral services will be from the Wetherholt and Entsminger Funeral Home at 1 o’clock Sunday by A. H. Beardsley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 12, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hawk, Mary S.

Death Claims 2 Women, Each 85 Years Old

     Two women of the same age--one a resident of Gallipolis, the other of Rodney, passed away Thursday. Miss Mary S. Hawk, aged 85, died suddenly Thursday morning at Rodney, where she lived with her only sister, Miss Carrie Hawk. Death was caused by a stroke. Their home was at the curve of the road just this side of the village, but most of their years were spent in Dutch Hollow a few miles southeast of Rodney. Decedent is survived by one brother, August, who lives at Fostoria, and by a large number of nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Stephenson of Bidwell at Centenary Sunday afternoon. The funeral party will leave the home at 1 o'clock. Burial will be at Centenary by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
   
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 24, 1936
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Hawk, Raymah J.

     Raymah J. Hawk, 62, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
Born May 24, 1937 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Dale Fife and Alberta L. Fife, she was a devoted wife and mother.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Gallipolis.
     Surviving are her husband, Raymond "Buster" Hawk, whom she married September 1, 1957 in Gallipolis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Frank Cox of Columbia, South Carolina, and Jennifer and Jeff Boyd of Hilliard, a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tami Hawk of Beavercreek, and six grandchildren, Katie, Jacob and Hannah Cox, Kelsey and Seth Hawk, and J. Caleb Boyd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Diana Houck, and a brother, Larry Fife.
     A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999 in the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, with Pastor Alvis Pollard and Pastor Ron Justice officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 1999. Pallbearers will be nephews, Jamie Houck, Justin Houck, Joshua Houck, Shane Houck, Dwayne Evans and Dwight Evans.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 1999
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hawk, Sarah Jane [Mills]

     Mrs. Josiah Hawk, an estimable lady, sister to the Mills boys, died Monday. She was aged about 65.

[Note: Buried at Mt. Zion cemetery in Green Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, June 8, 1882
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


DIED
     Sarah Jane Hawk was born in Springfield Township, Gallia Co., Ohio, June 8th, 1826, and died near the place of her birth, June 5th, 1882, aged 55 years, 11 months and 27 days.
     In October, 1843, she was married to her now bereaved husband, with whom she shared thirty-eight years' voyage over the sea of life. She was blessed with religious training, and at the early age of 10 years was converted and joined the M .E. Church, of which she continued a faithful member to the end of life. Always a regular attendant upon the means of grace, she will be much missed by the congregation at Mt. Zion; as also by her large circle of relatives and personal friends. who have known her favorably for many years. But more than all will Brother Hawk and his two sons be painfully conscious of the vacuum in their home made by the death of this faithful wife and affectionate mother.
     Mrs. Hawk had been for years in poor health, but after all her death was sudden, and shocking to her friends. Her last illness was brief, during the most of which she was in a state of unconsciousness,. Every effort was made by her brother, who was her physician---Dr. Mills - for her recovery; but with all the end came and "The weary wheels of life stood still."

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


Hawkins, C. C.

HAWKINS         
     Mr. C. C. Hawkins, brother of Mr. Wellington Hawkins, died at his home at Hulsey, Texas, Feb. 23, 1905.  Mr.  Hawkins will be remembered by our elder citizens only, as he left here about fifty years ago, and since then had lived in the west and south.  He leaves one daughter, his wife having died several years ago.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 19, 1905 Vol. XXXVIII Vol. 21 ???? 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                          Top of Page

Hawkins, Elizabeth

     Died at her residence in Gallipolis on the 18th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins, wife of the late John Hawkins, in the 76th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 26, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hawkins, Julia

     Mrs. P. C. Hawkins died suddenly last Wednesday morning about 2 o’clock. She was in her usual health the evening before, and retired with her sister, Mrs. John Miller. At the hour stated, she awoke her sister, saying “I have such a dreadful pain in my head”. Her sister arose and stirred the fire, and returning found her unconscious. The household was called at once and a physician (Dr. Howell) called, but by the time he arrived, she had passed away.
     Her funeral services were conducted at the house Friday afternoon by Rev. W. H. Lewis; her burial at the old cemetery, by Hayward & Son, in an elegant casket, costing $150. Mrs. H. would have been 67 years old next month.
     She was a daughter of the late John Vanden, and sister of Martin Vanden, of Union City, Ind., and late merchant on Court St.; also of John Vanden, at the mouth of Poca. She had been ill for about eighteen months, but her sudden death was entirely unexpected.

The Bulletin
Gallipolis, Ohio
Tuesday, January 15, 1884
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Hawkins, Pickney C.

Pickney C. Hawkins
     We made brief mention in yesterday's Daily Journal of the death of Mr. P.C. Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was the son of John and Elizabeth Hawkins, who came to this county from Monroe County, WV in 1831. His brothers, Kiser, Monroe, Wellington, Castleredagh, Olivia, Indiana, Louisiana, America and Virginia. When they first came here they settled on a farm near Vinton in Huntington Township, coming to this city in 1841. The father died in 1849; aged 67 years, and the mother, aged 76, died in 1858. Monroe died in Alabama of yellow fever; Virginia died in Springfield Township, this county; Louisiana died in Vinton; Kiser lives in IL; Castleredagh is in Texas [note: on Ancestry I found a person by this name buying land in MO in 1859]; Olivia in Missouri, Wellington a few miles from town and Indiana and America, this city.
     Mr. P.C. Hawkins married Miss Julia, daughter of the late John Vanden, uncle of John C. Vandon, living on Front St.. She died in Jan. 1881, since which time Mr. Hawkins has made his home part of the time with Miss Hattie Lawry, daughter of Alonzo Lowery of Point Pleasant, whom he reared from infancy. Miss Hattie has been educating herself in Columbus in shorthand and other accomplishments since which time he has roomed by himself and then has meals at his sisters, Misses America and Indiana Hawkins on Front St.
     He was a farmer by occupation and during his extensive business career, of the late William H. Langley, was one of the trusted managers of his farms and outdoor business becoming a horse, cattle, sheep and hog buyer, real estate dealer and general produce buyer. He was in his prime a shrewed, keen businessman, seldom making mistakes, faithful to his employer for nearly a lifetime and though farseeing and nearly always getting the best end of the bargain, was a man with whom people liked to deal and who had a host of warm strong friends. Of late years he has been most an invalid and business neglect brought on complicated law suites and business entanglements of one sort and another and he seemed to have lost energy and taste for business and was unlike himself of other days. If he was a friend, he was warm and steadfast and there was no sacrifice too great for him to make. But as an enemy he was equally as vigorous.
     At one time he was possessed of considerable means. He had complained a little for a long time of heart trouble and moved about cautiously and quietly. On Saturday evening he ate supper as usual with his sisters. On Sunday morning, he evidently went to their home for breakfast, as usual. But they had not yet arisen from bed and he moved about the yard. His sister, America, saw him on arising, sitting in the yard with blood flowing from his mouth. She and Mr. James Johnson went to him at once. He only said" Let me be. I want to go into the house.". He made an effort to do so and they assisted him, one upon either side, into the house, where he dropped into a chair and in a few moments expired without a moan, word or struggle. Dr. Howell was called but he had joined the great majority when he arrived. Religious services were conducted at his sisters yesterday afternoon by Rev. R. Buell Love, of the Presbyterian Church and he was laid to rest in the old cemetery.

[Note: burial Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Journal
[Sept. 1892]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Hawkins, Wellington

Ninety Years
Were [sic] Rounded Out by Wellington Hawkins, Who Passed Away Saturday
     Mr. Wellington Hawkins passed away at his home on Chickamauga pike, a short distance from this city, on Saturday morning, from infirmities incident to old age. He was 90 years old. His funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday, interment following at Pine street cemetery.
     Mr. Hawkins was born in Monroe County, now West Virginia, on Nov. 17, 1825, the son of John and Elizabeth Carlyle Hawkins, and five years later the family removed to this county, and where he resided continuously until his death.
     In 1876 Mr. Hawkins was united in marriage with Miss Margaret D. Swisher and she, with their son John Hawkins, survives her husband. Mr. Hawkins was an energetic farmer and in the course of his long life amassed considerable property. During the past two years only, had his activities been curtailed by infirmities and his great age may be ascribed to an active life in the open.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, February 9, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hawley, Phyllis R.

     Phyllis R. Hawley, 93, of Cheshire, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 1990 at Holzer Medical Center, She was a retired postmaster of Cheshire, a member of the Cheshire Baptist Church, a 50 year member of the Cheshire Order of Eastern Star 450 and the Cheshire Garden Club and a schoolteacher.
     She was born August. 4, 1897 in Addison, daughter of the late Enos A. and Disa Rife Story. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Hawley in 1963. She is survived by one daughter, Elaine Rees of Gallipolis; one son, Leslie Hawley of Cheshire; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
     Graveside services will be at 4: p.m. Saturday at Gravel Hill Cemetery with Rev. Harold Tracewell officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 31, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Hay, Elizabeth Luella “Ella” [Doss]

Ella Hay, 77, Widow Of Roe Hay, Dies
Burial Clay Chapel
    
Mrs. Ella Hay, formerly of Clay tp., died Wednesday afternoon at her home, 1936 Eighth avenue, Huntington. She had been in poor health for two years but death was due to pneumonia.
     Mrs. Hay was 77 years old and the widow of J. Monroe Hay. Before they moved to Huntington 30 years ago, they lived near what was then Bashore Bros. store, just off Route 7 above Eureka. Mr. Hay, remembered as Roe Hay, worked for the Riggses.
     There survive two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Kerr and Miss Carrie Hay, both of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Halstead of Huntington and Mrs. Eddie Baker of Morris, Ill.; two brothers, W. F. and M. F. Doss, both of Morris.
     Funeral services will be held at Clay Chapel at 2:30 Friday and burial there. The body is now at the Kincaid funeral home in Huntington. Mrs. Clyde Saunders and Mrs. Bert Patterson, both of Clay tp., called on members of the bereaved family today.

[Note: She was the daughter of James and Emma Martin Doss. She was married to James Monroe Hay.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 20, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hay, Morgan

Death of Morgan Hay
The following is taken from the Danville, Ill., Daily News of Thursday, April 29, 1899:
     Morgan Hay, aged 78 years, died from heart failure at the home of his son, Trueman Hay, at Gessie, Ind., Monday, April 24, 1899, at 2:15 p. m., after an illness of about three weeks. Funeral services were conducted at Gessie, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment at the Baptist Cemetery, two miles north of Gessie.
     Morgan Hay wss born in Gallia County, Ohio, where he lived until 1863, when he came to Gessie, in which vicinity he has since resided. He joined the Missionary Baptist Church when young and remained a faithful Christian until death.
     He was the father of thirteen children, only three of whom survive him to mourn their loss. They are Trueman Hay, of Gessie, Ind.; Charles M. Hay, of Grape Creek, and Hamilton Hay, who resides a few miles east of Perrysville, Ind. The relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Wednesday, May 06, 1899
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hayes, Edward J.

     Died, on the 17th inst., of typhoid fever, Edward J., son of Solon and Lucinda Hayes, aged 20 years, 4 months, and 26 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 24, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hayward, Catharine

DIED
     HAYWARD - On Tuesday morning, March 24, 1868, of pneumonia, Mrs. Catharine Hayward, wife of Mr. Solomon Hayward, aged 71 years. Funeral services at First Presbyterian Church today, Thursday at 10 o'clock, forenoon. Friends of the family are respectfully invited.

Gallipolis Journa
March 26, 1868 Vol. XXXIII, No. 19
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Hayward, Helen [Rodgers]

Death of Mrs. Hayward
     All of our more elderly people will greatly regret to hear that this most excellent lady, and one of the pioneer residents of this city, is dead. She died Wednesday evening July 22d, 1903 at 6 o’clock, surrounded by friends who had long revered her for her many virtues, and sustained as she said by an unfaltering trust in a Higher Power. Her funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John W. McCormick, of Fairfield, at 10 o’clock, Saturday morning, at her late home on Cedar street, her interment following at the Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son.
     Mrs. Hayward was the daughter of Thomas and Christiana Rodgers, prominent people in their day. She was one of a family of ten children -- Mrs. Christiana Sheriff, Mrs. Margaret Pierson, Mrs. Helen Hayward (herself), Mrs. Eliza Maxon, Miss Mary J. Rodgers, Miss Isabel Rodgers, Miss Romaine Rodgers, John Russsel Rodgers, James Russel Rodgers and John A. Rodgers. None of these are left but Miss Mary Rodgers who made her home with Mrs. Hayward and was there to soothe and comfort her in her last hours.
     Mrs. Hayward was born in the McClurg property at the corner of First avenue and Locust street, 82 years ago last April when Gallipolis was in truth nothing but a small village, and not surrounded as today, enjoying all of the comforts of an advanced civilization. To hear her tell of how Gallipolis looked and how her citizens lived when she was a girl, was delightfully interesting.
     She was married to John R. Hayward October 13, 1841, and to them a son and only child, Thomas R. Hayward, yet living, was born. Her husband died in a little over a year after marriage, at the age of 26 and she and son became more attached and devoted to each other, perhaps, than they might have been, and he will have the deep sympathy of all in his bereavement.
     She was a kind and affectionate mother, and while not belonging to any church, was always religiously inclined and attended the Presbyterian Church. She was naturally generous, hospitable, charitable, and greatly admired by her large circle of acquaintances. For forty years there was not a death in her father’s family, then three died within a year -- her mother, Romaine and Margaret.
     She had only been confined to her bed with illness, one week last Tuesday, but complications added to her infirmities of age was more than she could endure, she yielded gracefully and resignedly to that fate which overtakes us all and passed away beloved by all for the long and beautiful life she had lived.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday evening, July 23, 1903

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of Mrs. Helen Hayward were largely attended this morning. The floral tributes were abundant and beautiful. The pall bearers were James Mullineux, James Rodgers, John Rodgers, John R. McCormick, J. H. Maxon and Geo. W. Alexander. The burial was at Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 25, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hayward, Nellie [Gardner]

Death Claims Mrs. Hayward at 94 Years
     Mrs. Nellie Gardner Hayward, 94, a resident of 421 First Avenue, died at her home at 8 P.M. Friday. She had suffered a second fractured hip several weeks ago, and had been in serious condition in recent days.
     Mrs. Hayward was the scion of an old Gallipolis family, and was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She was active in church and social affairs over a long period, and was a 50 year member and Past Regent of French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
     A talented musician she was a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Music, and prior to her marriage was organist at Grace Methodist Church, and was active in music presentations of the Presbyterian Church. She was graduated from Gallia Academy, and for over 50 years she taught a Sunday School Class at the First United Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.
     She was born in Gallipolis March 9, 1869, daughter of Catherine Damron Gardner, the late James W. and Sarah. Her birthplace was the home torn down on the site of the A. and P. store. Her marriage to W. N. Hayward, a former Gallipolis funeral director took place November 27, 1890, and he preceded her in death December 29, 1949.
     Children who survive are Miss Catherine Hayward of Gallipolis, Mrs. Arthur (Helen) Jones of Cincinnati and Gardner Hayward of Youngstown. There are five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dr. L. C. Cowden of Gallipolis and Carson Damron of Columbus, cousins, are the only other relatives.
     Services will be held at the residence 421 Third Avenue, at 2 P.M. Monday. Rev. Glen Heuholt will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt -Elliott -Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home between the hours of 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Sunday. The family requests that gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library.]

Gallia Times
Volume 65
Number 32
August 10, 1963
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                       Top of Page


Hayward, Will Neal

Will N. Hayward Dies Thursday Night at Home
Retired Mortician, Scion of Pioneer Family Here, to be Interred Sunday
     Will N. Hayward, 87, died at 10:15 P. M. Thursday at the home in which he was born, reared, and spent his entire life, 421 Third Avenue. He succumbed to a heart ailment which had made him ill only a week and a half. Never before in his life had this tall and slender man been sick enough to go to bed until December 19, when his physician was called.
     Retired for more than 10 years as a funeral director, Will Neal Hayward was the third generation of his family to operate the Hayward Funeral Home. However, even during his retirement he continued active in the Ohio State Funeral Directors Association, having attended with Frank Wetherholt the District 19 (Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto Counties) meeting as recently as December 2 in Ironton. Mr. Hayward received a 50 year pin for his membership in the OSFDA three years ago from Jerry Gordon, association secretary. His grandfather, Solomon Hayward, founded the business in 1853, and his father William Clendenin Hayward continued it.
     Will N. Hayward joined the firm in 1883 and continued it for 57 years. For 30 years the Hayward Funeral Home had been located on Second Avenue near the Locust Street intersection - where the Chauncey Johnson grocery now is. Before that it had been located in the Hayward building, corner of Third and State Street, which was constructed by his grandfather.
     Solomon Hayward was one of the founders of the First Presbyterian Church in 1815, and his grandson had been a member of it longer than any other living person - as well as one of its most faithful members. Will N. Hayward attended church every Sunday without fail, having a consecutive Sundays record which must have extended back several years until last Sunday. He missed rarely in his entire life time.
     For 42 years Mr. Hayward was an usher of the First Presbyterian Church. He had been a member of the board of trustees.
     A familiar figure to Gallipolitans of several generations, Mr. Hayward was erect in bearing, and he walked briskly pausing to chat with friends and maintaining an active interest in church and community affairs to the end. Too, he was always upright in principle.
     He attributed his longevity to fixed and regular habits. Mr. Hayward was precise in dress and in everything that he did, and his regularity in all things was meticulous. Characteristic of him was his answer when someone asked him the time. “ I will tell you the exact time,” he said.
     Born November 8, 1862, to Will C. and Irene L. Neal Hayward, the decedent was graduated in 1880 from the old Gallia Academy. As a student he was a high jumper and took part in foot races. As a young man he played tenor drum in a community band which played for dances and concerts in the old Aleshire building where the C and J Auto Parts Company is now located. And he played on orchestras which accompanied crowds on steamboat excursions in this part of the Ohio River valley.
     Wed November 27, 1890, to Helen (Nell) Gardner, Mr. Hayward became the father of Mrs. Arthur F. (Helen I.) Jones, Shaker Heights; William Gardner Hayward, Youngstown; and Miss Catherine Hayward, at home. Besides the widow and children he is survived by five grandchildren, Jo Ann, Hugh, and Betty Hayward, Youngstown; Mrs. John F. (Catherine Ellen) Reed, Seattle; Mrs. Dale (Marian Hayward Jones) Larson, Indianapolis; and two great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Hayward was the only surviving charter member of Gallipolis Lodge 107, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
     His father was an early member, if not one of the founders of the Ohio State Funeral Directors Association. His grandfather Hayward was a cabinet maker, and then became a funeral director himself.
Mr. Hayward’s paternal grandmother. Catherine Tillaye, was a member of one of the oldest families in Gallipolis. His maternal grandparents were Henry H. and Martha Neal. Baseball captured Mr. Hayward’s interest. He rarely missed the broadcast of a baseball game on his radio during the last decade.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 P. M. Sunday in his late residence, the Rev. Linson H. Stebbins officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 P. M. today in the Wetherholt Funeral Home, and the body will be taken to the residence Sunday morning.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman file, Damron file, Bossard Library.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 30, 1949
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                      Top of Page      


Hayward, William Clendenin

Death Comes To Many Homes The Past Week
     William Clendenin Hayward departed this life Sunday, April 8, 1912, after an illness of several weeks. He was the son of Solomon Hayward and Catherine Tillage Hayward and was born in Gallipolis on September 3, 1835. He had an elder brother Charles who was accidently killed and sisters, Mrs Geo. Stevenson, Mrs. W. H. Andrown, Mrs. W. S. Newton, and Mrs. Emily Jeffries. Mr Hayward was the last remaining member of his father's family.
     In 1860 he was married to Mrs. Irene Neal, daughter of Henry Neal, the miller. One son, William N. Hayward, was born to this union, who, with his mother, survives to mourn the loss of husband and father. Mr. Hayward went into the undertaking and coffin making business with his father in 1853 under the name of Hayward & Son. After the death of his father in 1882, he continued the business, taking his son, William N. Hayward, into the business in 1883. He was a charter member of the order of Odd Fellows and had been for many years a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hayward was one of our most respected citizens and in his death the community loses a man whose place will be hard to fill.
     The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Third Avenue Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Hugh Evans of the Presbyterian Church. Interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, the following acting as pall bearers: George Bratt, F. E. Cherrington, Julius Kaufman, Gus Lear, F. M. Snead and Harry Stockhoff.

Gallipolis Journal
April 11, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Hazlett, Anna

Anna Hazlett Dies At Home At Age Of 64
     GALLIPOLIS - Anna Hazlett, 64, died at her home, 25 Mill Creek St., Monday at 5:30 p.m. of a heart ailment. Until 18 months ago, when she retired because of the condition of her health, she was a cook at the Gallipolis State Institute and before that at the children’s home. She was born Oct. 15, 1887 in Clay Township, her mother being Mary Houck. She married Elmer Hazlett 38 years ago, and they opened up a store on Teens Run. After a few years, the couple farmed until Mr. Hazlett’s health failed. He died in 1936.
     In her early years, Mrs. Hazlett was reared by Clara Hazlett, 86, who survives. A brother died several years ago. A sister, Mrs. Bessie Millirons, Nelsonville, survives. She was a member of the Daughters of America, French City Council, and attended Providence School.
     Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Della Boggs, 1159 Second Ave. Pallbearers will be Giler Knotts, Floyd Rife, John McCalla, Lincoln Call, Edward Williamson and Clarence Martin. Mrs. Hazlett was a member of Edna Chapel Church but she attended Elizabeth Chapel, where services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. L. A. Donnally officiating. Burial will be in St. Nick Cemetery.

[Note: 10/15/1886 - 8/13/1951 Age 64 yrs. 9 mos. 28 d. per death certificate]

Athens Messenger
Tuesday, August 14, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hazlett, Charles

Charles Hazlett, River Man, Passes Away
     Charles Hazlett, who formerly lived at Chambersburg, died May 10, at his home in London, it has been learned by relatives here. Mr. Hazlett, who was about seventy years of age, was a former river man and worked on the steamer Carrie Brown for many years. He left Gallia county about twenty years ago. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. He also leaves a brother, Robert Hazlett, of Huntington, and three sisters, Mrs. James Lanthorn, of Eureka, Mrs. Mollie Kemp, employed at the O.H.E. and Mrs. Charles Brown, Third avenue.

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


Hazlett, Gertrude

     Mrs. Myroe Hazlett, 59, Winfield, died Thursday Dec. 4, in a Charleston hospital. She was born in Gallia County, April 11,1893 to Francis and Meranda Broyles. She married Myroe Hazlett. He died nine years ago. She is survived by these children: four sons, Francis, Franklin, Edward and Leo, Winfield and a daughter, Dorothy, Florida and six grandchildren. Mrs. Hazlett is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Garnet Gothard and Mrs. Goldie Gothard, Eureka. Her mother-in-law, Mrs. Molly Kemp, also survives.
     Funeral services were held Saturday at Winfield. Burial at Winfield.

[Note: Death Certificate...Gertrude Hazlett was born April 11, 1893, died Dec. 4, 1952; age 59 years. Husband; Franklin Hazlett. Parents: Francis M. Lanthorn and Sarah Miranda Broyes.]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Hazlett, Goldie A. [Saunders]

Mrs. Hazlett, 50, Succumbs
     Mrs. Goldie A. Hazlett, 50, wife of Robert Hazlett of Rt. 2 Crown City, died suddenly at 6 p.m. Friday in Holzer hospital. She had been admitted Friday morning. Mrs. Hazlett was born in this county June 20, 1912, the daughter of the late Urias and Hannah Wolford Saunders. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son Rex, a daughter, Ruth Ann and a grandson Bobby, all at home.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel Methodist church. Rev. Wendall Stutler will officiate, and burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: Llisted as "Goldia A." on cemetery entry.  Death date 11/2/1962 tombstone.]

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


Hazlett, Henry

Former U.S. Army Man Dies In E. Gallipolis
Funeral Services For Henry Hazlett To Be Held Sunday
     Henry Hazlett, died Thursday March 7,1929, at his home on Estern ave., following a long illness. He was 46 year old, born in Gallia county Sept. 28, 1882, and was the son of Ansel and Eliza Hazlett. Mr. Hazlett served in the U.S.Army from 1902 to 1905, one year of his enlistment being spent in the Phillippine Islands. In addition to his parents, he leaves four children, Harold, Katherine and Mabel, who lived with their father at the home of their grand parents, and Mrs. Mary Frances Lawson, of this city, one brother, Robert Sherman Hazlett, a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and a sister, Mrs. Frances Nease, of Buffalo, W. Va. His wife, Mabel Lewis preceded him in death three years ago and a daughter followed her mother a year later. Funeral servies will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church, Rev. Mark Shiflett, of Pt. Pleasant and Rev. Geo. Sagen, officiating. The Jr. O. U. A. M. of Pt. Pleasant, of which he was a member will be in charge of the funeral and burial. Interment in Pine street cemetery under direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

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Hazlett, James

     James Hazlett, 67, died Sunday at his home on Route 1, Bladen. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Houck Hazlett and these sons and daughters, Robert Hazlett, Bladen; Vicara Hazlett, Gallipolis; Mrs. Ambrose (Nina) Dorton, Garfield Ave., Gallipolis; Mrs. Russell (Grace) Sheets, Letart Falls; Russell Hazlett, Piketon; Miss Peggy Hazlett, at home. Also surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Dewey Montgomery and an aunt, Mrs. Molly Kemp, both of Bladen.
     Funeral Tuesday at Chamberburg.

[Note: Stone..1885-1952 Clay Chapel, Ohio Township.]

Gallipolis Paper
1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hazlett, John H.

John H. Hazlett, 75, Native Of Eureka, Dies In Guyan Tp.
     John Heenan Hazlett, 75, died Sunday morning in Guyan tp. He was born in Eureka in 1861 and is survived by his wife, Sarah (Shively) Hazlett, four sons and two daughters: William Hazlett, Vermont; Ernest, Hilliards, Ohio; Sidney, Huntington; John, at home; Mrs. Gertrude Trautman, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ella Neal (Smithers (?), W. Va. There are two sisters and a brother: Miss Nyas Hazlett and Mrs. Syd Trotter, Gallipolis, and William Hazlett, who lives in Iowa.
     Funeral services will be held at Okey at 2 o’clock Tuesday, in charge of Rev. Ira J. Sheets. Burial there by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: Okey Cemetery is in Lawrence County.]

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


Hazlett, Matthew F.

Hazlett Killed In A Coal Mine
     The first accident to record of the Indian-Guyan Coal Company's lands occurred Thursday evening, Oct. 27, 1910, at 6:30 p.m. Matthew Hazlett, a young single man of 27, was almost instantly killed, living perhaps a half hour after about three tons of slate had fallen upon him.
     They were opening a new bank and had entered about 20 feet. Hazlett was working on the night shift. The day shift had been blasting and loosened the slate above. The above 10 feet had been posted, but the last 10 feet was not. Hazlett was with three others in the bank, one a boy who made a narrow escape. As soon as the slate fell the others fell to excavating Hazlett who was covered nearly entirely. When taken out, he was yet alive but unconscious and died while they were carrying him to a cousin's house about a hundred yards away. He had his left leg broken, a bad bruise on one of his shoulders and another on his head, where the pick he was using had been driven into the skull. During the night the bank fell in worse and very nearly filed up.
     The funeral of young Hazlett was held Friday afternoon at St. Nicholas in Clay Township, conducted by Rev. John Porter and the burial at the same place by Wetherholt. Friday morning Coroner Claude Parker and Deputy Homer Sowards went down and found the facts about as above stated.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born March 10, 1884 in Gallia County; died Oct. 27, 1910 in Clay Township, Gallia County; 26 years 7 months and 17 days of age. Single. Parents: William Hazlett and Anna Henry]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 4, 1910
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Hazlett, Myroe

Myroe Hazlett Drops Dead At Winfield Home
Former Eureka Resident Had Worked At Nitro Plant
    Myroe Hazlett, who spent most of his 56 years in and around Eureka dropped dead of a heart attack about 5 o’clock Wednesday morning while at work at the Ohio Apex Co. plant at Nitro. He was a mechanic and he and family lived at Winfield. They had moved there five or six years ago. It is unlikely that funeral arrangements will be completed before Friday morning as word is awaited from two of his sons who are in the army. But interment will be made at Winfield.
     Mr. Hazlett is survived by his wife, Gertrude Landthorn Hazlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Landthorn of Eureka, and by these children: Francis, who is in a Georgia army camp; Edward, who is in Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; Franklin, Leo and Dorothy, all at home. Also surviving is decedent’s mother, Mrs. Mollie Kamp, Eureka, who though, is in poor health, expected to go to Winfield this forenoon.
     Mr. Hazlett was born in this county Dec. 15, 1887. He used to work at old Dam 26 and other dams in this district and had a host of friends who will be surprised and saddened to hear of his passing.

Gallipolis Tribune
1944
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Hazlett, Ola B. [Williams]

Gallia Native Dies Wednesday In Cincinnati
     Mrs. Ola B. Hazlett, 80, a native of Gallia county, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Cincinnati. She had been in failing health for several years and her condition had been serious for 21 days. Mrs. Hazlett was a resident of 179 Third St., Williamsburg, O. She left Gallia county 50 years ago.
     She was born in this county on April 21, 1886, daughter of the late Jonathan and Sarah J. White Williams. Her marriage was to Sherman Hazlett, and he preceded her in death in 1940. A son, Virgil Hazlett, of Rt. 2, Batavia, survives. A daughter, Mrs. Vivian Chain, is deceased. There are five grandchildren. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Ina Coyer and Mrs. Alta Wooten, both of Upper Sandusky, O., and Mrs. Lydia Coffey of California.
     Mrs. Hazlett was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in St. Nicholas cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 22, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hazlett, William

Death of William Hazlett
     Mr. William Hazlett, of near Yellowtown, died last Sunday afternoon after a long and painful illness of cancer. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at St. Nicholas Church. Mr. Hazlett formerly worked at the Epileptic Hospital and was a nice man. A wife and several children are left to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 23, 1903 [Vol. 34, no. 52]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown