Gallia County OGS Logo


Home


Genealogical Resources

    gallia county newspaper obituaries

 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

Head, Bobby Lee

Silver Bridge Disaster
     GALLIPOLIS - Bobby Lee Head, 35, of Gallipolis, was among the victims of the Silver Bridge disaster. His body was recovered Monday.
     Mr. Head was a production foreman in the fiber foaming division of the Goodyear plant at Apple Grove. He lived at Apple Grove for four years prior to moving to Gallipolis a year ago.
     He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., a son of Earl Lee and Artie Virginia Hall Head. He was a veteran of the Korean War and attended the Beale Chapel Methodist Church at Apple Grove. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Noralyn Adams Head; two daughters, Terri Lynn, 9, and Jane Elizabeth 7; and a son, John Richard, 2.
     Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be taken to the Challo Funeral Home in Chattanooga, Tenn., where additional services will be held later. Burial will also be in Chattanooga.

The Athens Messenger; pg. 12
Tuesday, December 26, 1967
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Hearn, Theodore

     Died, in Addison township, on Friday, Theodore Hearn.  The Funeral Services occurred on Sunday, and were conducted by Rev. G. S. Isaminger.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 16, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Heatley, Elizabeth

Mrs. Heatley Dead
     Grandma Heatley of Bidwell died Monday evening October 25, 1909, aged 90 years, from a recent paralytic stroke. She is survived by one son, Charles, and one maiden daughter Miss Maggie. She was a fine old lady enjoying the esteem of all who knew her. Burial at Fairview Long cemetery in Springfield township.

Gallipolis Daily Journal
Oct. 26, 1909
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Heaton, George W.

Death of Mr. Heaton
     Mr. George W. Heaton, our old shoemaker here for many years, who moved to Columbus a few years ago died Wednesday night after six weeks of illness. So Mr. J.J. Sheets of the K of P Lodge was informed here and further that his funeral services and burial would be in that city Saturday and asking for some of the officials of Naomi Lodge to come up.
     He had been working insurance since going to Columbus and he has not been in touch with the family since he left here. It is about ten years since he left here. His wife was Eliza Rankard, daughter of the late John Rankard and she with children Clara, Maude and Hattie and sons Edward, Lewis and George all of Columbus survive him.
     He was a veteran Knight of Pythias and probably a charter member. He was a fine boot and shoemaker, but the ready made business destroyed his trade as the old citizens dropped off and he sought a more favorable field and it is said had been employed in shoe factories in Columbus. He was an honest upright man with many friends here who will greatly regret his death. He must have been 65-70 years old and was a man of good moral habits respected by everyone.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born June 15, 1837 WV; died Sept. 13, 1911 Columbus, 74 years 2 months and 29 days of age. Parents: George G. Heaton born WV and Elizabeth Fennimore born WV. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Sept. 14, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

George W. Heaton

     George W. Heaton, a retired shoemaker, died Wednesday evening at his home, 126 East Sixth avenue, following a long illness from a complication of diseases. He was aged 74. Mr. Heaton was born in Gallipolis and married Miss Harriet Bankard, a descendant of one of the old French families that founded Gallipolis. Mr. and Mrs. Heaton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Christmas.
     Mr. Heaton was a charter member of Naomi lodge, Knights of Pythias of Gallipolis. He had lived in Columbus seven years. He leaves the following children: John E., George B., Harry A., Hannah M., Hattie A. and Mrs. Charles K. Kilgore of Columbus and Louis P. Heaton of Newark.
     Rev. C. O. Ellison of Third avenue M. E. Church will conduct funeral services at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The burial will be in Green Lawn. The Pletcher-Brown Co. will have charge. -- Columbus Dispatch

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 16, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hebard, George D.

     Mr. George D. Hebard died last Thursday night at 12 o'clock, at his residence in this city.  His disease was of the lungs and liver, his right lung being nearly entirely gone.
     Mr. Hebard was born in Athens, O., April 20th, 1827.  He learned the printing business with Mr. William Nash, in the Gallipolis Journal office.  He founded and published for several years the Jackson (O.) Standard; he published the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Register, in connection with George Lane; he published the Gallipolis Dispatch from 1857 until the nomination of Vallandigham in  1863; he published The Gallipolis Bulletin in 1871.  Since 1873 he has been engaged in the printing business in Gallipolis, and was so engaged at the time of his death.  At intervals between the publication of the papers named, he was engaged in merchandizing in this county, at Ashland, Ky., and at Pomeroy, O.  He leaves a wife, four daughters and two sons. His funeral took place last Sunday, February 1, from his late residence, and was conducted by the Masonic fraternity.
     Mr. Hebard was an invalid for some time before his death, but was only confined to his room and bed about two weeks.  All that loving hands and affection could do was done to render his last days comfortable, and he died surrounded by his immediate family and relatives.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
February 4, 1880
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hecker, Thomas J.

Thomas Hecker Dead
     Thomas Hecker, aged 89, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Butcher, near Bidwell at 2: p.m. Monday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at his daughter’s home with burial following in Fairview cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

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

Hecker, Thomas J.

IN MEMORY
     Thomas J. Hecker, son of Mary Ann and Christian Hecker, was born April 27, 1841. Departed this life Sept. 15, 1930, aged 89 years, 4 months and 18 days. He was united in marriage with Mary L. Langdon, August 7, 1879. To this union were born two daughters: Nora May, who died in infancy and Zoie Pearl Butcher of Bidwell, O. His wife died May 24, 1882.
     His weight of years and infirmities rendered him practically helpless for nearly three years during which time he was cared for by friends. For several months past he has made his home with his daughter where he was tenderly cared for in his last hours. He leaves one sister, Ellen Badders of Atlanta, Georgia, and many relatives and friends who will miss him.
     In 1898 he professed and was baptized in the Christian faith. Although he had reached far beyond the proverbal three score years and ten, yet it matters not whether our years be many or few when the final summons comes that comes to all, we must answer and our spirits fly away and repose in the case of a just and righteous God to be judged in the last day.
     The funeral was conducted by McMillen and Frecker. Burial by Coleman of Bidwell.

The Gallia Times, Gallipolis, Ohio
Thursday September 25, 1930
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                   Top of Page


Hedges, William

Death of Mr. Hedges
     William Hedges died at Columbus last week and was brought to the home of his father, Theodore Hedges of Wales, last Saturday. The funeral was held Sunday, interment following at the U B. Cemetery. This is the third of Mr. Hedges family who have died within the past three years.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 18, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Heil, Pearl

Mrs. Pearl Heil
McCONNELSVILLE—Mrs. Pearl Heil, 78, of Malta died at 4:45 a.m. Friday at her home following a heart attack.
     The daughter of the late J. N. and America Northup Baker, she was born Jan. 25, 1884, at Hampton, Iowa. Her husband, Frank Heil, a former banker in Malta, died in 1950. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Parkersburg, W. Va.
     She is survived by one son, Wayne of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Berridge of Royal Oak, Mich. and Mrs. Garnet Sitler (Sigler) of Gallipolis and four grandchildren.
     The body was taken to Miller Funeral Home here where friends may call after noon today. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. D. B. Wilfong officiating. Burial will be in Malta Cemetery.

[Note: Malta Cemetery is in Morgan County, Ohio.]

Transcribed from an undated newspaper clipping by Joanne Galvin.
Date of death: 16 May 1962


Heisler, Patricia J.

     Patricia Jean Heisler, 59, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 13, 1924, at Goshen, Ohio, daughter of the late John Henry and Martha Lloyd Heisler, she spent most of her life in Gallia County and was a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
     Surviving are six brothers, John, David and Robert, all of Goshen; Bill of Boston, MA; Jim of Terre Haute, IN and Daniel of Bowling Green and a sister, Gladys Fisher of Beecher Grove, IN. She was also preceded in death by a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill Church of Christ, with Evangelist Lewis Michael officiating. Burial will be in Centernery Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Holley-Wood Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

[Note: died April 18, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 18, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Heisner, Sophia G.

     Died, in Gallipolis, at the residence of Capt. John Heisner, on Tuesday, June 16, 1863, Miss Sophia G. Heisner, aged 38 years.

[Note: Cemetery entry states she died at age 34.]

The Gallipolis Journal
June 25, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Helrich, Anna Margaret

Aged Nearly 79, Dies at Home of Her Son Here
     Mrs. Helrich died at the home of her son, W. E. Helrich on [539]Third Ave., at 6 o’clock Monday morning, aged 78 years, 8 months and 20 days. Mrs. Helrich was born in Darmstadt, Germany, May 22, 1831, emigrated to this country landing at New York in the year 1850, at the age of 19 years, and located at Rochester, Pa.
     She was married in 1852 or two years later to John P. Helrich and emigrated to California in 1854 and came back in 1865 and settled in Green Tp., this county, and lived with her husband until his death on Dec. 2, 1890, since then living with her son as above stated. Three children were born of this marriage -- H. W. Helrich of Green Tp.; Frank, who died Oct 17, 1883; and W. E. Helrich--two left to mourn the loss of a man’s best friend, his mother.
     Mrs. Helrich was of the hardy German pioneer people of this county who knew what hardships were, who bore them patiently, who was always kind and had a cheerful word for all, of a most cheerful disposition, whose air and object in life seemed to be to add to the joys and comforts of her children and neighbors and friends. Mrs. Helrich was always ready to help in sickness, and relieve the distressed, and never seemed to think of herself but only of her devotion and care for others.
     Mrs. Helrich was a member of the German Lutheran church since the age of 13 and the vow taken in her youth, kept by her throughout her life, gave her joy and comfort and peace when the end came.
Funeral services will be held at the residence of W. E. Helrich on Third Ave., at 10 o’clock this Wednesday forenoon. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt. The following were pall bearers: H. W. Klicker, John J. Lang, George Lang, A. S. Wallace, A. C. Safford and Jacob Baker.

[Note: 5/22/1831 - 2/21/1910 Father’s last name was Lehn per death cert.]

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


Hellrich, Frank

     DIED - Hellrich--On the 23rd of Oct. 1883, at his father's residence in Green Township, Frank Hellrich, aged 21 years 5 months and 7 days. He leaves a wife, mother, father and brothers, besides a number of other friends to mourn their irreparable loss.
     He was truly a kind and good husband, affectionate and loving brother and a good and honest neighbor, only known to be loved and respected. Truly a good man has gone home to rest where there is no sickness, sorrow, pain or death. The funeral services were held at Centenary by the German minister of Gallipolis and was largely attended.

Twas hard to bid a long adieu,
To one we loved so well;
Ah, hard to say that bitter word,
That bitter word, "farewell".

The anguish of that parting hour
Is on our spirits now;
It sends a deep sorrow to our hearts,
A shadow to our brow.
                                                 Friends

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 15, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Helrich, Henry W.

Henry Helrich Dead
     Henry W. Helrich, 54, a well known farmer of Green township, died Sunday after a year's illness of Bright's disease.  His funeral will be Wednesday at Centenary. Mr. Helrich is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. John Hockinberry of Springfield, Mrs. Homer Baker and Elizabeth, and two sons, Charles and Wilham.  He was a good man who stood well in his home community.

Gallia Times
Feb. 4, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hemphill, Faye Marie

Faye Hemphill
     Faye Marie Hemphill, 68, Rt. 2, Crown City, died at  7 p.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in failing health several years. She was a retired employee of Bob Evans Steak House.
     She was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Glenwood, W. Va., daughter of the late Millard Brumfield and Myrtle Hesson Brumfield. She married Sam Hemphill on Dec. 24, 1929. He preceded her in death in October 1973.
     Two sons and two daughters survive: Derry Hemphill, Eureka Star Route; Lee Hemphill, Northup; Mrs. Jack (Alice) Williams, Gallipolis; Mrs. Basil (Adell) Roberts, Brunswick, Ga. One son died in infancy.
     Eight grandchildren survive. One brother and one sister survive: Frank Brumfield, Chesapeake and Mrs. Earl (Orpha) Wallace, Rt. 2, Crown City. Two sisters preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Chalmer Conley officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marabell Haffelt, Clarence Waugh, Jr., Rondal Wallace, Elmer Stanley, Jack Williams and Basil Roberts.

Publication unknown
May 25, 1975
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Hemphill, Matilda

Death of Mrs. Matilda Hemphill
     Mrs. Matilda Hemphill, mother of Capt. Wm. Kinder and John and Frank Hemphill, living near Clipper Mill, died Monday morning about nine o'clock aged about 80 years. She was a sister of Alfred and Noah Kinder and Mrs. S.B.Lasley, of this city. She was a member of the M.E. Church for a life time and her funeral services will be conducted at Clay Chapel Tuesday afternoon, Februeary 14th, the burial following by Wetherholt. She had not been confined to her bed at all, butr had been complaining a little. She was rather eccentric in her ways, preferring to live alone, but was a highly respected, industrious old lady, with whom it was hard to part.

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 15, 1893
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hemphill, Samuel C.

Hemphill services Saturday
     Samuel C. Hemphill, 79, Rt. 2, Crown City, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at his home. He had been in failing health the past five years, and in serious condition the past year.
     A retired farmer, Mr. Hemphill served as a Clay Twp. trustee for 22 years.
     He was born Jan. 3, 1894, in Clay Twp., son of the late John W. and Amazona Wetherholt Hemphill.
     He is survived by his wife, Faye Marie Brumfield Hemphill, whom he married Dec. 24, 1929, in Gallipolis, along with the following children: Lee, Northup; Darry, Eureka Star Route; Mrs. Jack (Alice) Williams, Gallipolis; Mrs. Basil (Idell) Roberts, Brunswick, Ga. One infant son preceded him in death. Eight grandchildren survive.
     Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He spent all his life in Gallia County. He attended Providence Church.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence Church with Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Jack Williams, Basil Roberts, Earl Wallace, Rondell Wallace, Clarence Waugh and Marabell Haffelt.

Publication unknown
d. October 11, 1973
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                   Top of Page


Hempill, Sarah

Death of Mrs Sarah Hemphill
     Mrs. Sarah Ann Hemphill, aged 68 years, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 9 o’clock at her home on Grape St., near the O’Dell mill. Her death was sudden and the cause is unknown. She was born in Gallia County and was the daughter of Henry and Fidelia Gibson Broyles. She is survived by several children, among them being Mrs. Angel and George and “Stumpy” Hemphill of this city. The funeral services were conducted from her home this morning by the Rev. Peirce. Interment was at Mound Hill.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Henderson, Charlie

Charlie Henderson Reared Here, Dies
     Edward Beck of Gallipolis Rt. 2, received a telegram Sunday telling him that Charlie Henderson had died in an East Liverpool hospital. Mr. Henderson had made his home with the Beck family for about 20 years and his childhood years were spent in the R. S. Beck home. About 4 years ago he went to Columbiana County to work and while there married. Recently the Becks went to visit him and found his illness was due to cancer and that his condition was a hopeless one.
     Besides the widow , he leaves two sisters whose addresses are unknown and numerous friends in Gallia County.
     Burial was made Monday in Columbiana County.

[Note: Death Certificate: Charles J. Henderson was born April 15, 1902 in Gallipolis; died June 30, 1945 in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio; 43 years 2 months and 15 days of age. Wife Pearl Henderson. Burial Clarkston Cemetery, Columbiana County]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Henderson, Emeretta

Mrs. Henderson Dead
     Mrs. Emeretta Henderson, who resided here with her husband on Maple Avenue for many years died Friday morning in Columbus. She leaves two daughters, one living in Los Angeles and one in New York. Mrs. Henderson was Matthews and has relatives out about Vinton and was a very fine woman.

[Note: Death Certificate..Emritta Henderson was born Sept. 28, 1839 and died July 22, 1910; 70 years 9 months and 24 days of age. Parents: Moses R. Matthews and Mary Smith, both born Ohio. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 29, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Hendricks, Roma Fry

Gage Native Dies At Johnstown Home
     Walter Fry of Gage received word Monday concerning the death of his sister, Mrs. Roma Fry Hendricks, of Johnstown. Mrs. Hendricks died suddenly from a heart attack. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Crouse Funeral Home in Johnstown. Mrs. Hendricks was a native of the Gage community. Her parents were the late James and Sarah Fry. One other brother, Roy Fry of Columbus, survives. Mrs. Hendricks had two children who survive, Alvertus of somewhere in North Dakota, and Viola who is employed by the University of Chicago.

Newspaper clipping (date unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Fry file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Henkel, Frederick

Grim Reaper; Gathers Rich Harvest
     The remains of Mr. Frederick Henkel, who died at Columbus Thursday of last week, arrived here last Friday at noon, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sophia Naegle His sister-in-law and Mr. Fred Henkel jr., a nephew, and were conveyed by Wetherholt to his old home on Chillicothe Avenue. The funeral services were conducted at his late home Sunday afternoon by Rev. Gelvin, interment following at Pine Street cemetery.
     Mr. Henkel was a native of Hessen, Germany. He came to this country in the sixties and located at Wheeling and along about 1873 came here and took charge of the brewery of Mr. Xavier Brandstetter, which he operated for many years. For several years he has been the agent for the Hoster Brewery, of Columbus. Mrs. Henkel was a daughter of Mr. Brandstetter and before her marriage with Mr. Henkel was the wife of Mr. Chas. Hatmaker, who died on Easter Sunday 29 years ago. Mr. Henkel leaves no children but leaves Fred and Henry Henkel, nephews, and Miss Sophia Henkel, a niece. He also had one sister and two brothers in the old county.
     Mr. Henkel was a temperate, honorable man, thoroughly respected by all who knew him and his relatives will be sympathized with in their sorrow. He had been a sufferer with the disease that finally carried him off for many years and his constitution was too weak to rally from the effects of the operation. Many nice floral tributes attested the high esteem in which he was held. The pall bearers were Frank Ulsamer, E. Geisler, J. G. Kuebler, G. H. Steinbeck, Wm. Blake and V. H. Swigert. The floral escort was John Hawk and Ed. Blanc.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Henking, Alfred

Alfred Henking Dead (Picture)
     Alfred Henking passed to the great beyond at his home on State Street Monday afternoon, November 13, 1911, aged 84 years. Although he had been in feeble health for some time, the news of his death came as a decided shock, as he had been about on the streets until a day or so before his death. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure, resulting from a severe cold contracted Sunday.
     Mr. Henking was a native of Switzerland, having been born at St. Gallen August 9, 1828. He was the ninth in a family of eighteen. At the age of 20 he joined the Swiss Artillery, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of his enlistment. He emigrated to this country in 1849, locating at Philadelphia, but in the fall of the same year he came to Gallipolis, entering the brokerage office of his cousin, Charles Henking. In 1852 he engaged in the wholesale grocery business under various firm names, the last and most widely known being the firm of Henking, Allemong & Co., consisting of Alfred Henking, Louis Baer and A. W. Allemong. In 1880 he retired from the firm which had become widely known and is still a highly prosperous institution, now doing business as the Henking-Bovie Co. In 1872 Mr. Henking organized the Ohio Valley Bank, which became an institution widely known and was made the President, in which capacity he served up to 1909 when he retired from active business.
     He was married in 1853 to Miss Frances H. Coffin of Gallipolis at Nantucket, who at that time was there with relatives. By this marriage three sons were born, C. Fred Henking, Oscar M. Henking and Herbert H. Henking, who with their mother survive him. He is also survived by one brother, Oscar, aged 88 years, living at St. Gallen, Switzerland. He never connected himself with any church society, but when a child was baptized, and at the age of 16 as is customary in Switzerland among the Protestants, was taken into full membership in the Reformed Protestant Church. He was very fond of travel and had crossed the ocean 27 times and was 81 years old when he made his last trip to his boyhood home. Mr. Henking was a man with many lovable traits. He was absolutely honest in all his dealings and had accumulated a comfortable fortune through legitimate business channels. He lived a long and busy life and has gone to the reward of the good and the just.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Francis E. Evans of Grace M. E. Church at the family residence on State Thursday at 1:30 p.m., burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. The following have been selected as pallbearers: Charles D. Kerr, Frank Bell, Fred M. Bovie, William G. Sibley, Sherman H. Eagle, and Dr. J. R. Safford.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, 16 November 1911
Submitted by Eve Hughes

Henking, Alfred   Prominent Citizen, Banker and Business Man Dead
Alfred Henking Passed Away Monday Evening in 84th Year   
     The citizens of Gallipolis were surprised and shocked when it became known Monday evening that Alfred Henking had died at 4 o'clock from an attack of heart trouble. Mr. Henking became ill at 5 o'clock Monday morning and the end came peacefully. He was 83 years, 3 months and 4 days old and up until  this attack seemed in his usual health, having been on the streets Saturday afternoon.  He was one of the best known men of the city and county and for years was prominently connected with active business affairs.
     Mr. Henking was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, August 9, 1828 being the ninth child out of eighteen. His mother lived to the age of 76 and father to 91. In his 20th year he joined the Swiss Army, passing through the whole course in the artillery, getting an honorable discharge and leaving  for this country in 1849. He first located in Philadelphia, but in the fall of 1849 came to Gallipolis and entered the brokerage office of his cousin, Charles Henking. In 1859 he engaged in the wholesale grocery business under various firms names, the last and most widely known being the firm of Henking, Allemong & Co., consisting of Alfred Henking, Louis Baer and A. W. Allemong, retiring from the firm in 1880.
     In 1872 Mr. Henking organized the Ohio Valley Bank, which became one of the best known banking institutions in southern Ohio, and was President of the bank up to 1909, when he retired from the active business.
     He was married in 1853 at Nantucket, Mass. to Miss Frances H. Coffin, of Gallipolis, who at the time was visiting there with relatives, by which marriage 3 sons were born; C. Fred, Oscar M., and Herbert H.  His wife and three sons survive.  

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday Nov. 15, 1911  Vol. 93  No. 85 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Henking, Carl

Former Local Boy Is Dead In Far East
Carl Henking Was Manager Of Oil Company In Malay States
     Mrs. Lena Dillion has received news of the death of her nephew, Mr. Carl Henking. As Mr. Henking was born and spent the early part of his life in Gallipolis, he had many friends here who will regret to learn of his death. He was Manager of the Standard Oil Co. in Kuala Lumpur, Federated Malay States. There were no particulars.
     Carl Henking was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Henking and a nephew of Mr. Herbert Henking.

[Note: Born Sept. 13, 1888 Gallipolis; died Jan. 27, 1928 at European Hospital in Kuala Lummpur; age 30. Cause of death peritonitis following operation for appendicitis. Body cremated in Singapore and ashes given to sister, Mrs. C.P. Roosholm, on Feb. 8, 1928. Standard Oil Company notified sister who was in China and she notified parents of his death.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Jan. 30, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Henking, Charles

     Mr. Charles Henking, one of the oldest and worthiest citizens of Gallipolis, suddenly died on Tuesday of last week.

Athens Messenger
March 18, 1875
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker


Henking, Frances Henrietta [Coffin]

Venerable Lady Passes
Mrs. Frances Henking Called in Her Eighty-Eighth Year
     Mrs. Frances Coffin Henking, one of our eldest and most lovable ladies, passed away at her State street residence at 8 o'clock this Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 1919. Her death was due to infirmities of old age which had undermined her strength for several months. Mrs. Henking is survived by three sons--Herbert of this city, Fred of San Diego, and Oscar of San Francisco. Her husband, the late Alfred Henking, died Nov. 11, 1911. The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at her late residence by the Rev. Mr. McClure. Interment by George Wetherholt following at Mound Hill.
     Mrs. Henking was born near Gallipolis Dec. 30, 1831, and married at Nantucket Sept. 15, 1853, her maiden name being Frances Henrietta Coffin. Her mother was Esther Barlow, a descendant of John Barlow, one of the Pilgrims [sic]. Her father, Capt. David Coffin, descended from Tristram Coffin, was one of the sturdy whale fishermen of Nantucket. Twice he circumnavigated the globe, lost his fishing fleet to the War of 1812, and later came to Ohio where he married Esther Barlow. Their son Metellus died in youth. Mr. and Mrs. Henking celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1903 in an elaborate way, with many guests. Mrs. Henking was a woman of noble character. As wife and mother she measured up to the loftiest requirements. Of kindly disposition, she retained to the last her gift for making and holding friends of all ages. She was a devout and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Gallipolis Tribune September 17, 1919
     The funeral of the late Mrs. Frances Henking was largely attended with a profusion of beautiful floral tributes. The pall bearers were L. B. Shaw, A. F. Blake, Charles E. Clark, O. L. Kiger, and Charles F. Swanson.

The Gallipolis Tribune Friday
September 12, 1919
Contributed by Eve Hughes                                                                            Top of Page


Henking, Josie

     The sad intelligence was received this (Wednesday) morning, by the friends here, from Verona, Italy, announcing the death of Josie Henking, son of Charles Henking, Esq., formerly of this city. The mournful event occurred on the 21st of April, after an illness of only a day and a half.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 13th, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Henkle, Fritz

Death of Mr. Fritz Henkle In Berlin

     Friends received word here Thursday from Sophie Henkle Berdman (?) stating her father, Mr. Fritz Henkle, had died in Berlin Sept. 4, 1924. Many friends will remember Mr. Henkle as he lived here for many years. Mr. Henkle was in the saloon business for several years at the corner of Third Avenue and Grape Street and was also agent for a well known Columbus brewing firm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 3, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Henking, Lida

Death of Mrs. Henking
A Gallipolis Lady Departs this Life in California
     Mr. A. Henking received a telegram this afternoon from his son C. Fred Henking in San Diego, California, stating that his wife, Mrs. Lida Henking passed peacefully away at 5 o’clock this morning, May 17, 1907. The news of this sad event will be received with universal regret and sorrow.
     Mrs. Henking was the daughter of Mrs. Sanns, wife of the late Dr. John Sanns, and was born and reared in this city, and spent many years of her married life here, and was a most estimable and well liked lady, and the family will have the deepest sympathy of all in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 17, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Henry, Mrs. James [Given name unknown]

News Notes
     Mrs. James Henry, of Mason county, died Monday, of consumption, aged 30, leaving husband and five young children. Hayward & Son furnished the casket.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 12, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Henry, Annabelle Halley [Montgomery]

Eureka Woman Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Annabelle Halley Henry, 42, of Eureka, died at Holzer hospital at 8:20 p.m., Thursday, after being a patient there for the past 10 weeks. Her fatal illness dates back two years and was caused by cancer. Mrs. Henry, wife of Vernon Henry, was a native of Eureka where she was born Jan. 31, 1913, the daughter of George and the late Nora Gothard Montgomery. She was one of five children born to that union. Those who survive are Dewey Montgomery and Mrs. Audrey Fisher, both of Eureka, and Jim of Marietta.  Another sister died in infancy. 
     Mrs. Henry spent her entire lifetime in Eureka where she attended the village schools. She was married to Vernon Henry of Rochester Mills, Pa., on Feb. 23, 1934, at Catlettsburg, Ky.  Henry met her when he came to Eureka to have a part in the building of the Gallipolis Dam. Eleven children were born to this union and eight survive, Mrs. Robet (Romona) Angel of Eureka, and the following at home. Lawrence, Wanda, William John, Barbara Jean, Paul Simon, Richard Lee and Glen Allen. A daughter, Irene was struck and killed by an auto on Easter day, 1945, and two sons George and Charles died in infancy. Other survivers are an aunt and uncle, Ben Gothard and Mrs. Rome Johnson, both of Gallipolis and two grandchildren.
     Mrs. Henry was a member of the Eureka Methodist church and services will be held there Sunday afternoon with Rev. Frank Harding officiating. Burial will be in Mr. Zion cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. The hour of the service will be announced later. Friends may call at Miller's on Friday and at the late home Saturday morning and until the funeral hour.

[Note: Born: Jan. 31, 1913; Died: Nov. 19, 1955]

Unknown publication and date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Henry, David L. ‘Dave’

     David L. “Dave” Henry, 60, of Gallipolis, passed away at his home with his wife and children by his side and a special prayer by Rudy Kelly on Thursday, March 31, 2005. He was born May 10, 1944, in Gallipolis to the late Robert V. and Edna Marie Spires Henry. He was married to Juanita “Tiny” Sargent Henry and she survives him.
     Dave worked for Burnett’s Roofing and Heating and the Gavin Plant and in his later years, he was a self-employed mechanic at his own garage in Kanauga. He was a member of Kanauga Sportsman’s Club.
     Surviving are his wife, Juanita “Tiny” Henry of Gallipolis; two sons, David D. Henry of Proctorville and Wesley J. Henry of Gallipolis; two daughters, Wanda M. “Sally” Kelly of Gallipolis and Twala Ellison of Ashland, Ky.; and six grandchildren, Sharon, LuLu, Wesley, Jr. “Abner”, Carla, Eddie and Elizabeth.
     He is also survived by brothers, Donnie (Wanda) Henry of Hampton, Va., and Randy (Kathy) Henry of Columbus; sisters, Shirley Fillinger and Bonnie Dolan, both of Gallipolis; special friends, Rudy Kelly, Sheila Hatfield, Terry Waugh and Raymond Parson; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Christopher Henry; a son-in-law, Rick Stewart, three sisters, Brenda Kay, Mary Jane and June Henry, and three brothers, Teddy, Sonny, and Robert Henry.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005 at the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Merle Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, April 4, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tim Cantrell, Jack Harrison, Tom Allen, Terry Chapman, Bill Watson, Virgil Watson, Danny Matney and Bill Henry.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Willis Funeral Home in the name of Dave Henry to assist the family with expenses.

Sunday Times Sentinel
April 3, 2005
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Henry, Donald “Donny” L.

     Donald “Donny” L. Henry, 47, of Gallipolis, son of the late Robert A. “Gabby” Henry, who passed away in 2004, and Ella Mae Brown Henry, who survives him. Donny was married to Michele Hager.
     He was with the maintenance department of Holzer Clinic for 16 years and was most recently a self-employed laborer. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group, “HOG,” and a member of the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge.
     He is survived by his wife, Michele Henry of Gallipolis; two sons, Jason Lee Henry and Aron Joseph Henry, both of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, Kristen Henry of Pomeroy, and Cassidy Henry and Caleb Henry, both of Gallipolis; his mother, Ella Mae Henry of Patriot; four brothers, Larry (Cathy) Henry, Billy (Lisa) Henry and Charlie (Angie) Henry, all of Gallipolis, and Robert Busby (Jody) Henry of Springfield; and a sister, Barbara (Jerry) Woods of Patriot.
     Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Donny’s memory to the Ohio Valley Bank, in care of Michele Henry, for funeral expenses.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Henry, Edna M. [Spires]

     Edna Marie Henry, 71, Rand Avenue, Kanauga, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1992 at Holzer Medical Center. She was a homemaker. She was born Nov. 8, 1921 in Jackson, daughter of the late Thomas and Leona Spires.
     Survivors include four sons, Robert Henry of Kanauga, David Henry of Kanauga, Don Henry of Virginia, Randy Henry of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Sue) Higley of Gallipolis, Jenny Darst of Gallipolis and Bonnie Dolan of Kanauga; 28 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lilllian Gilliand of Fraziersburg, Tillie Tolliver of Newark, Peggy Swaonger of Newark, Donna McCallister of Cheshire; two brothers, Bill Spires of Newark and Lewis Spires of Point Pleasant.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry; six children; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.
     Services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tony Remy, Raymond and Stanley Waugh, Jerry Boles, Tom Gibbs, Wesley Henry, and Billy Henry.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov. 13, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Henry, Glenn A.

Glenn A. Henry
     Glenn A. Henry, 31, Utica, Ohio, died Tuesday night in Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, following a brief illness. Born April 20, 1951, in Gallia County, son of the late Vernon and Hallie Montgomery Henry, he moved to the Mount Vernon area from Gallipolis 15 years ago.
     Surviving is his wife, Kimala Handley Henry; a son, Glenn A. Jr., at home; four brothers, Lawrence and Richard, both of Gallipolis, William of Sandusky, and Paul of Utica; and three sisters, Mrs. Romona Angel and Barbara Henry, both of Mount Vernon, and Mrs. Wanda Beecraft of Mount Sterling, Ky.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
     Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Gallipolis. Funeral arrangements are by Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

[Note: According to Ancestry.com Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, he died December 7, 1982.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About December 7, 1982
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Henry, Hershel

Hershel Henry
     Hershel Henry, 85, a resident of Lower River Rd., Gallipolis, died at Veterans Hospital, Chillicothe, at 9 p.m. Tuesday. He was a retired farmer, in failing health for the past three years. He was born Feb. 4, 1895, in Lesage, W. Va., to the late Matthew and Annie Primm Henry.
     He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Mae Reed Henry, as well as four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Emerson (Janice) Truesdell, Columbus; Mrs. Kathlenn Broyles, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. David (Marceline) Wray, Columbus; Mrs. James (Phyllis) Archer, Columbus; Wallace and Roger, Gallipolis. Fifteen grand and 12 great-grandchildren survive. One sister, Mrs. Maude Gwinn, Glenwood, W. Va., survives. Five brothers preceded him in death.
     He was a WWI veteran.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Post 4464 WFW will present the flag at graveside.

[Note: Died September 16, 1980.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About Tuesday, September 16, 1980
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Henry, James

     Mr. James Henry, living near Yellowtown, died at the Athens Asylum, on Sunday last, aged fifty-eight years, and was buried on Tuesday in the Spangler graveyard.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, June 4, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Henry, James H.

James H. Henry Died Last Night
     James H. Henry, 53, died at 11 o'clock last night at his home in Huntington---305 Prospect Ave. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hannah Walter Henry; a daughter, Mrs. Gene Patterson of Portland, Me.; two sons, Homer Henry of Huntington and James Henry of Logan; two brothers, J. W. Henry of Bladen and John H. Henry of Crown City; and a half brother, B. D. Woodrum of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Mounts of Logan and Mrs. Georgia MacCalla of Huntington, and two grandchildren, Carol Gene Henry and Sandra Joan Henry, both of Huntington.
     Decedent belonged to the Masonic lodge at Crown City and interment will be made there Sunday. Neither the hour nor the place where the service will be held was known at noon by Undertaker Fisher of Huntington, who will have charge of the funeral.
     Because of a heart condition Mr. Henry had retired two years ago from his work as a chipper at the International Nickel Co. plant. He was a son of John and Nancy Belle Wilcoxen Henry and born in Ohio Sept. 30, 1888.

[Note: dates from stone at Crown City cemetery, Guyan Twp., 1888-1942]

Gallipolis newspaper
1942
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page


Henry, Joseph William

Tick Bite Fatal to J.W. Henry
Spotted Fever Brings Death To Thivener Man
     Rocky Mountain spotted fever Sunday claimed the life of Joseph William Henry, 62, Thivener, who died at 8:10 a.m. in Holzer Hospital. He was taken to the hospital Saturday morning. Dr. F.W. Shane, county health commissioner, said today that Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by a tick bite. Four or five Gallia Countians get the disease each year, he estimated. The health commissioner warned the public to watch carefully for ticks on any excursion into the country for picnics, berry-picking or other purposes. Mr. Henry had been ill for about three weeks. He was a carpenter, and a member of Naomi Lodge 55, Knights of Pythias.
     Born March 17, 1885, in Clay Twp. to John F. and Nancy Wilcox Henry, decedent is survived by his widow, Mrs. Miriah Henry; a daughter, Mrs. J.A. (Mamie) Reedy, Etna; a granddaughter; and a brother, John Henry, of near Eureka.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ here, the Rev. Lewis Mikell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made by Miller's Home for Funerals in the Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Home for Funerals until 1 p.m. Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.

[Note from stone: 1885-1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Henry, Rebecca

     Rebecca Henry, wife of William Henry, died at her home in Harrison Township, January 8, 1893. Her sickness was of long duration, yet she bore it with great patience and fortitude and without murmuring, fell asleep in Jesus. Her conversation showed that her heart was in God and that she was ready to depart and dwell with the angels of Christ. With her husband she leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. Her chair is vacant and when her companion looks upon it, it may cause unbidden tears to flow. But remember that the same Jesus, who in the days of his flesh, wiped the death damp from sorrowing brows, is the same Jesus now and will uphold you by his love until you are safely housed with your wife and the angels of God.
     She had been a great sufferer for many years, much debilitated by a lingering disease. She was not in the least intimidated or alarmed at the near approach of death. I cannot describe the parting scene of this child of God-this heir of glory-when she took an affectionate leave of her dear companion and weeping friends. Very soon after she closed her eyes, to open them no more until the "Heavens be rolled together as a scroll" and fell asleep in Jesus, leaving an earthly tabernacle for a "building of God and house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens."

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints",
How sad it is when our so dear
Is taken from our threshold here,
But well we know that she's at rest
In realms of love with angels blest.
                                                                Conlie Price

Gallipolis Journal
January 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Henry, Ruby

E. Gallipolis Woman Dies After Birth Of Baby Who Also Dies
     Mrs. Ruby Henry, 28, wife of Edward Henry, died this morning at her home in East Gallipolis. Mrs. Henry’s death followed but a day after the birth of a daughter. The baby, which was named Glenna Mae, was born early yesterday and died shortly after.
     In addition to the husband, Mrs. Henry leaves her mother, Mrs. Lucy Chandler, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Ada Kraus, Mrs. Elizabeth Broyles and Worthy Chandler, all of Gallipolis and Alvin Chandler, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held for the mother and baby Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home by Rev. George Sagen. Interment in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune,
Saturday, March 25, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron


Henry, Vernon

     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Miller’s Home for Funerals for Vernon Milton Henry, 69, a resident of Lower River Road, Gallipolis. Mr. Henry had been ill the past two years following a stroke. He had been cared for at the Arcadia Nursing Home the last month, and passed away there Monday morning.
     He was born at Punxsutawney, Pa., Feb. 23, 1905, son of the late George Henry and Lula Belle Stoops Henry. He came to Gallia County in 1930 at the time of the construction of the Gallipolis Dam as an employee of the Mott Core Drilling Co.
     He married Hallie Montgomery of Eureka in 1934. She preceded him in death Nov. 9, 1955. He later married Laura Robinson, a native of Kentucky. She survives. Seven sons and four daughters survive. The sons are: Lawrence and Richard Henry of Gallipolis; William of Fremont, Ohio; Glenn and Paul of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Kenneth in the U. S. Army at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and Charles, living at home. The daughters are: Mrs. Robert (Ramona) Angel of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Wanda Detamore, Sandusky, Ohio; Miss Barbara Henry, Gallipolis, and Miss Betty Henry, living at home. Two sons and a daughter preceded him in death. He has two step-children: Mrs. Judy Pack of Belleville, Michigan, and Mrs. Pricilla Walker of Cayce, S. C. Fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Tracy and James Henry of Fairfax, Virginia and four sisters: Mrs. Charlotte Rainey, Jersey Shore, Pa.; Mrs. Martha Banks, Ambridge, Pa.; Mrs. Imogene Coe, Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Halda Flowers of Girard, Ohio.
     Rev. Floyd Workman of Eureka will officiate at the services and burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ohio Township. Friends may call at the Miller’s Home for Funerals on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. The family ask that friends contribute to the Cancer fund in lieu of flowers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hensley, Johnny C.

     Johnny Charles Hensley, 31, of Rt.1, Northup, died Wednesday night. Born June 26, 1945, in Logan County, WV, he was the son of Clyde and Gertha Frazier Hensley of Gallipolis, who survive and was employed as a custodian at Rio Grande College.
     A 1968 graduate of Logan (WV) High School and a Vietnam War Veteran, he married the former Linda White Shaver, who survives, on Dec. 13, 1980 in Toledo. Also surviving are two daughters by a previous marriage, Donna Hensley and Johnny Lynn Hensley, both of Baltimore, MD; paternal grandparents, John and Georgia Hensley both of Rt. 1, Northup; four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Carter, Mrs. Francis (Burnetta) Bricker, Mrs. Carol Lucas and Mrs. Connie Shaffer, all of Toledo and one brother, Clovis, of Toledo. He was preceded in death by a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Bachelor officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4464.

[Note: Died 3/25/1981]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 26, 1981
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hensley, Katherine Barbara

Cheshire Loses Oldest Citizen, Mrs. K. Hensley
(Katherine Watson, Cheshire correspondent)
     Mrs. Katherine Barbara Hensley aged almost 94, died at 6:45 Saturday evening at the home of her only living son, Lewis J. Bumgarner, in Cheshire. She had been bedfast since October and she had made her home in Cheshire for 17 years or since the death of her second husband, Dr. J. L. Hensley.
     Mrs. Hensley was the oldest person in Cheshire or Cheshire tp. or perhaps in the entire upper half of the county. She was born at Ten-Mile, Mason county, W. Va., May 10, 1842, and her maiden name was Summerville.
     Her first husband was Squire Bumgarner. To them were born two sons, one William, dying in infancy, and the husband dying soon afterward. In 1871 she married Dr. Hensley and they made their home in Marion.
     She had been a member of the United Brethren church of Ten-Mile since childhood. She was an inveterate reader and wrote a great deal, chiefly for her own amusement, having a fondness and flair for rhymes.
     Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock today at the M. E. church in Cheshire. Tomorrow the body will be conveyed to Marion for interment.

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


Hepler, Edward H.

Death of Edward H. Hepler
     Mr. Ed. H. Hepler, only son and child of Mrs. M. J. Hepler, of First avenue above State street, passed away, as was foreshadowed in the Tribune several days ago, at Pittsburgh Monday morning, March 3d, 1902. Mr. Hepler was a former well-known cigar manufacturer of this city, leaving here about fifteen years ago and going to Wheeling and Pittsburg, where he has been engaged at his business. He was 44 years of age, and only before leaving here, he was subject to severe hemorrhages, and his life protracted to this time in something marvelous.
     Mrs. Comstock, his aunt, as has been mentioned went up to Pittsburg several days ago on the receipt of a telegram announcing his serious condition, and it seems on arriving there he rallied, and she hoped to be able to have him come home with her the first of this week. The hope, however, was of short duration and she will arrive by B. & O. train with the remains this Tuesday evening. The funeral services, it is expected, will take place at the Hepler home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. L. Magee, the interment by Wetherholt following at the Pine Street Cemetery.
     While Mr. Hepler has been absent many years, he is well remembered by many friends who will regret to hear of his death. His widowed mother will have the sympathy of all in her bereavement. His father, Mr. Jacob Hepler, was a well-known and well liked river engineer, who was accidentally drowned off of the Boone while she was lying here at the wharf nearly 25 years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 4, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hepler, Mary J.

Mrs. Hepler Dead
     Mrs. Mary J. Hepler, widow of Jacob Hepler, former well known resident of Gallipolis, died Sunday at the Masonic Home at Springfield of pneumonia. The body arrived here Tuesday and was taken to the resident of Miss Nellie Billings, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. McKenzie, the interment following at Mound Hill. Mrs. Hepler was 69 years of age and went to the Masonic Home shortly before Christmas. All of her family have preceded her in death.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born: Feb. 18, 1893 in Philadelphia, PA; died Jan. 21, 1911 Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio; aged 71 years 11 months and 8 days of age.]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 27, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Hern, Bert

     CHESHIRE - Bert Lee Hern, 88, Cheshire, died Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born in Addison Twp., he was a son of the late James and Minerva Hern. He was a retired construction worker.
His wife, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hoffman, Jackson, and Mrs. Virginia Sayre, Floreffe, Pa., a son, Charles, Cheshire, and four grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home, where funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Robert Rider is to officiate. Burial is to be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Athens Sunday Messenger
June 26, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hern, Charles Frank

C. F. Hern Buried Today At Bethel
Final rites for Charles Frank Hern were held today at Bethel Church in Addison Twp.
    
Mr. Hern was born in that township 64 years ago. He had retired last month as a guard at the Ohio Penitentiary after serving since 1926. He died Tuesday in Grant Hospital and his home was at 496 Ogden Ave.
Services were held last night at the Jerry Spears funeral home. Mr. Hern leaves two daughters, Misses Leota May and Mary Lou Hern, both at home; two sons, James and Franklin Hern, Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Sheets, Columbus and Mrs. Violet E. Lindblad, Los Angeles, and a brother, Hanson Hern.

[Note: buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 16, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hern, Eligah

     DIED - In Lacon, Illinois, on the 1st inst., of flux, Eligah Hern, son of Allison Hern, of this place, in the 23rd year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 31, 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hern, Harvey

     Mr. Harvey Hern, of Addison, died on the morning of the 13th inst., aged 77 years. He left a widow and the following children: James and Austin, at Hurricane, W. Va.; Alonzo, at Charleston; Mrs. Geo. Betz, at Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. David Johnson and Clarence, at Harper, Kas.; Emmett, also in the West, and Douglas, the youngest at home.
     His funeral services were conducted on Friday by Rev. C. A. McManis, of this city, and he was buried at the Maddy graveyard. He was known as an honest, upright citizen, and had provided well for his family, leaving them in comfortable circumstances. To Douglas, he gave the home place.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 19, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hern, J. Harvey

Frightful Accident – Kills J. Harvey Hurn [sic]
Fruit Tree Man from Gallia
     About 4 this (Wednesday) morning the first section of a fast express Lake Shore train stopped to take water near Cleveland. The second section plunged into the rear of the first, making a terrible mess of it. Then the Twentieth Century train, the fastest in the country came rushing into this wreck, killing 40 people and injuring 50 more.
     Among the dead is J. Harvey Hern of Bulaville, Addison township. He is a single man, 55, and son of Mrs. Phoebe Hurn. He leaves four brothers—Maurice and Pearl of Bulaville, Wallace of Columbus and Emery in California; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Rothgeb of Addison tp, and Mrs. Flora Frankenberg of San Diego, Calif.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday March 29, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hern, James W.

Death of Mr. James Hurn [sic]
     Mr. James Hurn died at his home at Cheshire Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924, at the age of 88 years. He leaves one son, Burt Hurn at Cheshire. Funeral services will be held at his home at Cheshire Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.

[Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery.  According to his death certificate available at familysearch.org, James W. Hern was born January 29, 1837, and was the son of James Hern and Mary Logue. According to the marriage certificate of James W. Hearne available at familysearch.org, he was married to Minerva Poindexter on November 2, 1861 in Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday September 3, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hern, Mary [Logue]

Death of Mrs. Hern
     Mrs. Mary Logue Hern familiarly known to a great many as "Aunt Pop," died Wednesday afternoon April 8, 1908. She was born in this county, July 28, 1817, which would have made her age at death, 90 years, 8 months and 10 days.
     Her death was due to an injury to her hip received about a month ago by a fall. The pain was most agonizing and she was never able to be up and about afterwards, while up to that time she had been quite
spry and got about quite well. During all of her illness she was loving and kind and was tenderly and affectionately cared for by her youngest son D. M. Hern and nephew Mr. Chas. Hern and wife with whom
she made her home.
   She belonged to no church, but was partial to the Presbyterian faith and belief, and Rev. Thos. Maguire of the First Presbyterian Church of this city conducted her funeral sevices at the late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock followed by her interment by Wetherholt at the Maddy Cemetery. She was a fine old lady beloved by everyone.
   She was the daughter of Samuel and Hanna Logue. Was married to Mr. Harvey Hern, Aug. 27, 1845, to this union 13 children were born, 8 of whom still survive her, her husband having preceded her (Feb. 13, 1890). They are as follows: James W., of Cheshire, Austin J., Putman Co. W. Va., A. S., Charleston W. Va., Mrs Geo Betz, Malcom, Feb., Mrs David Johnson, Freeport, Kas., C.C.C. Waketa, Kans., S. E., this county.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Apr. 17,1908
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Hern, Mary E.

Mrs. Mary Hern Dead
     Mrs. Mary E. Hern, 62, widow of Giles F. Hern, formerly of Addison township, died at her residence in Columbus Thursday of complications.
     The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Columbus and the body arrived here Monday for burial near Bulaville. Mrs. Hern’s maiden name was Berry, and she has numerous relatives here. Surviving her are two daughters and two sons.

[Note: Oct. 27, 1859 – Jan. 18, 1922; Age 62 yrs. 3 mos. 11 das. She was the daughter of Elijah and
Harriet Loucks Berry. The cemetery records show she is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, January 26, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hern, Phoebe C

Death Of Mrs. Phoebe Hern
     Mrs. Phoebe C. Hern died at her home at Bulaville Monday morning, April 11, 1921, at eight o'clock of old age and infirmities, aged 89 years. She was the mother of fourteen children, seven of whom are living, M.R. and J. H. Hern of Bulaville, W. W. Hern of Gahana, P. F. Hern, Palsom, Mont., J. E. Hern, Pabalo, Mont., C. C. Hern and Flora Frankenburg of San Francisco. The deceased was a cousin of Harry Hern and Frank Wade of this city.
     Funeral services will be held at Bulaville by Rev. W. E. Ewing with burial at Rife cemetery in charge of Wetherhold & Entsminger.

[Note: Buried Rife Cemetery, Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 12, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hern, Phoebe

Reached Good Age
     Mrs. Phoebe Hern, aged 89 and probably the oldest resident in Addison Township, succumbed to the infirmities of age Monday morning, April 11, 1921, at her home near Bulaville. She was the widow of John T. Hern, who died nearly a quarter century ago. Mrs. Hern was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Moses Russell and was born in and spent her whole lifetime in Addison Township.
     Six sons and two daughters survive their mother. They are M.R. Hern of Bulaville; Wallace W. of Gahanna; Harvey at home; J. Emory of Pablo, MT; Pearl F. of Poison, MT; C.C. Hern of San Francisco; Mrs. Ed Rothgeb of Addison and Mrs. Flora Frankenberg of San Francisco.
     Mrs. Hern was a splendid woman, well liked and respected by a large circle of friends. The funeral was Wednesday morning at the Bulaville Church by Rev. W.E. Bing and was largely attended by old neighbors and friends.

[Note: Death Certificate...Phoebe Caroline aged 89 years, 1 month and 3 days. Mother's maiden name Esther Bing. Burial in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township]

Gallia Times
Thursday April 14, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Hern, Robert

     CHESHIRE - Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at Gravel Hill Cemetery here for Robert Hern, former resident of this community who died Friday in the Akron City Hospital. A veteran of World War I, he is survived by his wife, Kathryn, a daughter, Mrs. Turley Snowden and a son, Joe Hern. Burial will be under the direction of Stamples Funeral Home of Akron.

Sunday-Times Sentinel
June 27, 1971 pg. 2
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Herrenkohl, Grace McGuire

Was Former Resident
     Mrs. Grace Herrenkohl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGuire, who lived for many years in Ohio township, died at her home at Cox's Landing, W. Va., one day last week and was buried there in the family cemetery of her husband. Her father is critically ill at their home and his death is expected at any time. His son, John, who lives near Mercersville, went down and remained with him for several days, returning home Monday evening.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Herrington, Giles

     Died, at his residence in Clay township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 24th inst., Mr. Giles Herrington, aged 41 years. His illness was short but severe, and after five days of intense suffering,—quietly breathed his last in peace.
His toils are past, his work is done,
And he is fully blest;
He fought his fight,—the victory won,
And entered into rest.

Then, loving wife,—cease to mourn,
Resign to God your claim,
He gave—and He has taken,
Blessed be His holy name. By a Friend.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 13, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hershman, Rev. William

Bidwell Pastor Dies On Friday
     Rev. William Hershman, 52, Rt. 1 Bidwell, died at his home at 3:30 a.m., Friday. He had been in failing health for the past several months and had been a patient in Holzer hospital. For the past two years he had served as pastor of the Morgan Center Mission Church.
     He was a native of Mason county, where he was born on April 3, 1903, the son of James and Sarah Curry Hershman. On June 15, 1922, he was married to Clara Flora, a native of Mason county, who survives, along with the following children, Mrs. Violet Taylor, Gallipolis; Cecil, Akron; Donald, Langsville; Mrs. Opal Bailey, and Paul, Bidwell, and three children at home, Mary, Robert and Martha. The family has lived in Gallia county since 1933.
     Other survivors are a sister and three brothers, Mrs. Mary Willis, Parkersburg, Harry, Langsville, John Ashley, and Timothy, Marmet, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at the Morgan Center Church at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, with Rev. O. G. McKenney, Parkersburg, officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late residence after 3 pm., Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 8, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hess, Fredie

     HESS - Fredie, eldest son of August and Lettie Hess, died of scarlet fever December 11, 1893, aged 5 years, 1 month, 11 days.

A mother’s heart seems breaking now
For Fredie their oldest boy;
In the cold moist earth they laid him,
Their pleasure and their joy.

Come, all his friends and kindred,
One word I have for thee;
Remember Fredie is happy,
Happy in eternity.
                                                   Birdie Denny - Bidwell, Ohio

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, January 3, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Hess, Helen L.

Helen L. Hess, 93, of Charleston, died Sept. 20.
     Helen was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, to the parents of Clayton and Mary Johnson Mayes. Helen was married to Hazel "Slim" Hess in 1950, and he preceded her in death as did her many sisters and brothers;
daughter-in-law, Jewel Whitlock; and granddaughter, Patricia Nipps.
     She was a Christian. Helen retired from Straits Laundry and was a former employee of Charleston Laundry, where she worked for 30 years.
     Helen is survived by her sons, Frank E. Whitlock and his wife, Edith of Elkview, Paul E. Whitlock of Charleston; and stepson, Gary Hess and wife, Dianne, of St. Albans; grandchildren, Shirley Pauley, Paul
E. Whitlock II and Emma "Janie" Hamilton; nine great-grandchildren, Wade Pauley, Terri Pauley, Jim Pauley and wife, Karen, Tara, Lora, Julia and Andrew Bradley, Crystal Mitchell and husband, Dana, Melissa Darnell and husband, Jerimah; five great-great-grandchildren, Layton Keith Pauley, Austin Combs, Matthew Pauley, Eric Pauley, Bryan Pauley, Steven Pauley; one great-great-great-granddaughter, McKensie Pauley; two step-grandchildren, Shane and Shawn Hess.
     Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Bartlett-Burdette Cox Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Charleston Gazette
September 23, 2004
Transcribed by Ronni Mayes                                                                           Top of Page


Hess, Mrs.

     Mrs. Hess, a former well-known resident of this county, died at Columbus Thursday of last week, where she resided for several years. The remains arrived here Saturday and were interred at Mound Hill by Undertaker Wetherholt. She was an industrious lady with many friends who will regret to hear of her death.

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


Hess, Johnanna

Death of Mrs. Hess
     Mrs. Johnanna Hess, widow of the late Carl Hess, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hannan, on Vine Street, Sunday evening, aged 73 years.
     She suffered a severe fall at her home in Springfield Township last winter and had never been well since. She had been sick with pneumonia for about ten days and last Friday suffered a stroke of paralysis.
     The funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Fairview Church, near Bidwell, interment following at same place by Wetherholt. She left 5 children, Mrs. Hannan, August, Fred, Gus and Herman Hess, who will be sympathized with. She was a good old lady and her friends will be sorry to hear of her demise.

[Note: 1829 – 5/4/1902; Age 73 yrs. The spelling of her first name on the tombstone is Johanne.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 9, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hesson, John

     Among the deaths from influenza at Camp Sherman is announced the name of Private John Hesson of Thivener, this county. Young Hesson was recently sent to camp, and was a fine young man.

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


Hettinger, Eloise Bernice

Housekeeper Also Killed In Crash Which Took Life Of Dr. E.E. Clark, 78
     Clippings sent from Decatur, Ill., to The Tribune and to Postmaster Elmer E. Caldwell have revelaed that Dr. Elmer E. Clark's housekeeper was killed in the same crash (Dec.8 at Oakley, Ill.) which killed him.
She was Eloise Bernice Hettinger, 48.
     Mrs. Bertha Watts, Gallipolis, surviving sister of Dr. Clark, sent Caldwell a clipping from the Decatur Herald of Dec. 9 carrying a big black eight-column streamer, "Train Kills 2 at Oakley, Burns Station; Retired Doctor, Housekeeper Wreck Victims."  In Gallipolis it had been pointed out that Dr. Clark, who was born Feb. 1, 1870, at Little Bullskin in Harrison Twp., was not retired but that he was still actively praticing medicine.
     This clipping read, in part:"The impact hurled the car against the Oakley Wabash passenger station, where the gasoline tank exploded, setting a fire that destroyed the station.  Dr. Clark was thrown from the car.  His body was removed from between the car and the blazing station by residents of Oakley who rushed from their homes to the scene.  He was not burned.  The body of Miss Hettinger was hurled down the right-of-way and thrown clear of the train engine about 60 feet east of the station.  Coroner Harold Brintlinger and deputy sheriffs at the scene said the bodies were unrecognizable."
     A four-column picture in the Herald showed the station a mass of flames, with part of the car wreckage silhouetted against it, and, in the foreground was the body of Dr. Clark, covered with a piece of white fabric.
In a letter accompanying the clippings.  Mrs. Watts wrote Caldwell:"Will you please take them to the Tribune office and have them copied?....Vint and I are staying over a few days."  Vint Clark is her and the decedent's brother. Mrs. Harry B. Moore, Rt. 1, Atwood, Ill., sent the clipping from the Decatur Review from which the picture accompanying this Tribune article is reproduced.
     Dr. Clark had been a resident of Oakley for about 40 years. The other photograph shows Dr. Clark at a recent visit to Gallia County for a Clark reunion, of which he was president.  He is holding a cucumber in each hand, and to the eating of cucumbers daily in the raw state he often attributed his longevity. A photo was made by Richard D. Dewitt, Fortress Studio

Burial in Macedonia cemetery
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hewitt, Louise

     Miss Louise Hewitt, a popular young colored lady died Sunday evening after a long illness of consumption. She was formerly maid at the opera house and made many firneds by her pleasant manners. The burial was at Pine street Wednesday by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 28, 1908
Vol. XLI No. 14
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                        Top of Page


Hewitt, William Garrett

Death of a Young Lad
     William Hewitt,  8 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hewitt, died Sunday of peritonitis. The funeral was held today by Rev. J. M. Riddle. Burial at Pine street by Hayward & Son.

[Note: Sept. 29, 1896 – July 9, 1905 He was the son of Frank & Parrie Pratt Hewitt.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 11, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hickerson, Carey

Gallia Native Dies On Sunday
     Carey Hickerson, 76, a native, and former resident of Gallia county, died Sunday at his home in Pataskala. At one time he operated radio repair shops in his native Vinton and about 1925 he was in business at Gallipolis.
     He was born at Vinton, the son of the late L. E. (Steve) and Lavina Deckard Hickerson, on Nov. 8, 1878. His late father was a bridge foreman for Hocking Valley Railroad, now the Chesapeake and Ohio. He is survived by his wife, the former Eva Rucker, and two sons, Charles E., Kirkersville, and John O., Evansville, Ind. Other survivors are two sisters, Miss Dora Hickerson of Columbus and Mrs. T. B. (Cora) Cardwell of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton at 2 p.m., Wednesday. The Vinton Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, will have charge of the service and Rev. William Turner will officiate. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. The funeral party will arrive in Vinton at noon Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 25, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hickerson, M. D. J (Marquis DeLafayette John)

Death of M. D. J. Hickerson
     Just before going to press, we received the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. M. D. J. Hickerson, which occurred at the home of Abel Lewis, Thursday morning, March 6, 1902, after several days illness of pneumonia, at the advanced age of 84 years.
     Mr. Hickerson was united in marriage to Miss Julia Ann Butler, to which union was born five sons. His wife and one son, Hiram, having preceded him to the better land, he leaves four sons, Wm. Henry, Steve of Obal, Samuel of Gallipolis, Abe of Hatfield, Mo., and one step-son, H P. Hanna, of Gallipolis, besides a host of friends to mourn his sad death.
     Mr. Hickerson was a charter member of the Vinton F. B. Church, and a devoted Christian, always anxious for the success of the church. He had been a member of the Brush Church for a great many years, and later removed his membership here. The funeral will occur Saturday or Sunday at Mt. Tabor, in charge of Rev. J. M. Davis. --Vinton Leader

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 7, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hickman, Ethel

Mrs. Hickman, 81, Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Ethel Hickman, 81, until recently a resident of Bidwell, died at 7 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Hickman was the widow of Clarence Hickman. She is survived in addition to the daughter in Columbus, by another daughter and two sons, Mrs. Gladys Miller and Angelo Hickman, both of Bidwell and Clyde Hickman of Columbus. There are five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A brother, William Burley, also survives.
     She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist church at Bidwell, and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev Lacey Hogan will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 6, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Hicks, Madallaine S.

     Died, at Mineral Wells, near Parkersburg, West Va., on the 23d day of August, 1866, of consumption, Mrs. Madalaine S., wife of Mr. Geo. W. Hicks, in the 25th year of her age.

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


Hicks, Rebecca Florence

Death of Mrs. Hicks
     Mrs. Rebecca Florence Hicks of Maple Shade wife of Mr. E. B. Hicks, in her 27th year, died Sunday at 1 p.m., May 5, 1907, of peritonitis, after a week's illness, leaving her husband, three little girls and son David a month old, besides her parents, and four sisters, one of whom being Mrs. Carl Wall of this city, and five brothers.
     She was a good christian lady member of the Henderson, W. Va M E Church. Her funeral services will be at her late home, conducted by Rev. T. S. Arthurs Wednesday at one o'clock, the burial following at Pine Street by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 6, 1907
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Higginbotham, Laura Luella  [Ramsey]

     Mrs. Frank F. Higginbotham, nee Laura Ramsey, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, at her home in Addison at the age of seventy-two. Mrs. Higginbotham’s death was the result of an injury she suffered several months ago, when she was struck by an auto as she was crossing the road near Addison, sustaining a fractured hip.
     She is survived by her husband. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, at 2 P.M. at the Addison M. E. church. Burial will be in the family lot in the Maddy cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Note: Feb. 28, 1858 – Sept. 23, 1930; Age 72 yrs. 6 mos. 25 das. She was the daughter of Eli B. & Esther Logue Ramsey.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 24, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Higginbotham, Oldsherry

Two Men Die  [The other one was George Swisher]
Addison Loses Two Long Time Residents
    Oldsherry Higginbotham, 87, another pioneer resident of Addison, died at the close of the week, and will be buried in Yeauger cemetery near Point Pleasant.

Athens Messenger
March 26, 1928
Transcribed by Connie Schumaker                                                                  Top of Page


Higgins, Anna [White]

     Anna Higgins, 81, Claypool, Ariz., a former Gallia County resident, died Thursday in Arizona. Born Sept. 10, 1902, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Elizabeth Topping White, she was a member of Vinton United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Huntington Township Grange and the American Legion auxiliary.
     She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Frederick Biars, and by her second husband, Elmer Higgins. Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Lambert of Ottawa, Ohio, and Katherine Friend of Claypool; eight grandchildren and several great-grand- children; a sister, Vernoka Waugh of Vinton; and two brothers, Chester of Vinton, and Lester of Lopeer, Mich. She was also preceded in death by three brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Vinton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lloyd Frye and the Rev. D. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 27, 1984
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Higgins, Bessie Bowen

Mrs. Higgins Dies Today in Columbus
     Mrs. Bessie Bowen Higgins, a native and former resident of Gallipolis, died at 9 a.m. today at her home, 1102 Neil Ave., Columbus. Mrs. Higgins is the mother of Mrs. Audrey Holley of Gallipolis. Funeral arrangements and other details will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 1, 1965

Services are Set Thursday
     Services for Mrs. Bessie Higgins Bowen [Bowen Higgins], 75, who died Monday at her home, 1102 Neil Ave., Columbus, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fourth Avenue Christian Church. A former resident of Gallipolis, Mrs. Bowen [Higgins] was the owner and operator of the Home For Guests, and was a member of the Ohio Nurses Association.
     She is survived by the following children, William, Woodrow, James, Mrs. Annise Rathburn, Mrs. Harry [Mary] Coulson, and Mrs. Jean Wuorinen, all of Columbus, Mrs. Lester [Zona] Taylor of West Jefferson, and Mrs. Audrey Holley of Gallipolis. Other survivors are 25 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Esther Bowen and Mrs. Mary Bright.
     Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Robert E. Knodel. Friends may call at the late home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 2, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Higgins, Edwin Everett

Edwin E. Higgins
     Edwin E. Higgins, 83, 625 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at 11:22 a.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances [Murch] Higgins. Born March 19, 190, he came to Gallipolis from East Palestine in Columbiana County in 1928 as principal of Gallia Academy High School. He had been a principal at East Palestine and an elementary principal at Chauncey-Dover in Athens County prior to coming to Gallia County.
     He became superintendent of Gallipolis City Schools in 1936 and served in that position until 1955 and was an assistant professor of education at Rio Grande College until the mid-1970s. Recipient of a master’s degree from Columbia University, he also received an honorary degree of doctor of education from Rio Grande College. He was a former president of the Southeastern Ohio Education Association and a long-time official in the Ohio Education Association. He was also active in Gallipolis Rotary Club and the First Presbyterian Church.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: Edwin Higgins was born in Athens County, Ohio, served in the Navy in World War I and died Sept. 26, 1983. He and his wife Frances are buried in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Higgins, Mary A. [Wunderle]

Mary A. Higgins, 83, Passes Away
Rites at Home On Island Side at 2 Thursday
     Mrs. Mary Anise Higgins, who had been an invalid for a decade, died a 5:30 last evening at her home, 1116 First avenue. During her long illness she was tenderly and devotedly cared for by her sister, Miss Sadie Wunderle. At the outset of her illness she suffered a stroke and complications followed.
     Mrs. Higgins was of German descent. She was the daughter of Nimrod and Anna Strong Wunderle and was born February 1, 1858, and hence was nearing her 84th birthday. Her father a native of Baden, Germany, came to this country when he was 18 years old.
     Mrs. Higgins was a faithful member of the Daughters of American and of Grace Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Frank Higgins, Gallipolis, and two sisters, besides Miss Wunderle; James Wunderle and Mrs. Carrie Berg, both of Lafayette, Indiana, and Mrs. Willisms Davidson, Gallipolis.
     Rev. W. Scott Westerman will conduct the funeral services at the Higgins home at 2 o’clock Thursday. Interment in Pine Street cemetery by F.J. Entsminger under D. of A. auspices.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 6, 1942
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Higgins, Maurice Francis

Retired GSI Employee Is Dead At 74
     Maurice Francis (Frank) Higgins, 74, a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, died 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Holley of 38 Mill Creek Rd. He had returned three weeks ago from Columbus, where he was with other children. He had suffered a stroke shortly after his retirement three years ago, and had been a patient in Holzer hospital.
     Mr. Higgins in his early days was a worker in Gallipolis furniture factories. At one time he was employed by the highway department, and was a Gallia county game protector in the 1930’s.
     He was born Dec. 19, 1887 in Gallipolis one of two children born to the late Maurice and Mary Wunderlee Higgins. A sister Anna died as a young woman. He was married to the former Bessie Brown in 1908, and she survives along with eight children out of 13 born to that union. Those surviving are William, Mrs. Cecil (Annis) Rathburn, Woodrow, Mrs. Harry (Mary Jo) Coulson, Mrs. Pat (Jean) Waldrope and James, all of Columbus, Mrs. Gene (Zona) Taylor of West Jefferson and Mrs. Holley of Gallipolis. There are 24 grand and 17 great-grandchildren. An uncle, James Wunderlee of Lafayette, Ind., survives.
     Mr. Higgins was a member of the Daughters of America. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. A Daughters of America service will be held at Miller’s at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 4, 1962
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Higgins, Nell [Gabrielli]

     Nell Gabrielli Higgins, 84, formerly of Evans Heights, Gallipolis, died thursday, May 12, 1994 in Pinecrest Care Center. Born Aug. 10, 1909 in Bagni Di Lucca, Italy, daughter of the late Gus and Argentina Ricci Gabrielli, she operated the Happy Corner Restaurant for many years, and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irving Higgins, in 1959; by three brothers, Raymond Gabrielli, Bruno Gabrielli and Albert (Bill) Gabrielli; and by a sister Ida Blevins Dickerson. Surviving are a brother, Alfred Gabrielli of Gallipolis; and a sister Vilma Vance of Columbus.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis Catholic Church, with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Monday. Prayer services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 13, 1994
Transcribed by J. Farley


Higley, Forest K.

     Forest K. Higley, 26, of Bidwell Route 1, was a victim of the Silver Bridge disaster. He was driving a James Merry Stone truck at the time of the bridge collapse.
     Born at St. Albans, W, VA. he moved to Gallia County with his parents in 1953. He was a son of Basil K. and Elsie Stalknaker Higley of Bidwell Route 2.
     He was discharged from the service in March of this year after having served 13 months in Vietnam. He was a 1958 graduate of North Gallia High School.
     In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Marty Irvin Higley, whom he married in August of this year: a stepson, Robbie Irvin, 2, a brother, Kenneth of Bidwell Route 2: and two sisters, Mrs. Joyce Robey and Miss Loma Kay Higley both of Bidwell Route 2.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton.

Athens Messenger
December 23, 1967
Contributed by Joyce Robinson                                                                      Top of Page


Hill, Alberta Serena [Diggins]

Mrs. Hill Dies; Rites Sunday
     Mrs. Alberta Serena Diggins Hill, 72, widow of George Hill, died at 4:30 p. m. Wednesday at her home at 109 Third Ave. Miller's Home for Funerals will return the body to her late residence Friday and friends may call Friday evening.
     Last survivor of 15 children... 13 daughters and two sons of Andrew and Judith Angel Diggins, Mrs. Hill was born Oct. 3, 1878 in Harrison Twp. She spent her early married life on a farm near Bullskin, and came 40 years ago to Gallipolis, where her husband was employed in a factory. She and he were married in 1892, and he died Feb. 18, 1947. He was buried just four years to the day before the death of his widow.
     A son, George, died in 1918, but they are survived by five Gallipolis sons, Chester, James, Howard, Ernest, and Hugh Hill, and three daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Nettie) Clark, Peoples, O.; Mrs. Walter (Gertrude) Lane, Gallipolis; and Mrs. Calvin (Mabel) Lane, Coffeyville, Kan.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. in the Church of God, of which decedent was a member, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
22 Feb 1951
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch


Hill, Arlie

     Arlie Hill, 85, a resident of 453 Lariat Drive, Gallipolis, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Mr. Hill was born Jan. 31, 1894, in Spring-hill W. Va., son of the late Joseph and Fannie Moore Hill.
     Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Freda M. Hill, whom he married Aug. 20, 1937, in Cincinnati. One son, Marvin R. (Jim) Hill, Gallipolis, survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Jo) Stauffer, Marietta, and Mrs. Harry (Phyllis) Smith, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Five grand and five great-grandchildren survive. Two sisters survive: Mrs. W. R. (Christy) Stover, South Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. Harry (Cora) Coleman, Hurricane, W. Va. One infant son and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel Hill Church of Christ with William B. Kughn, evangelist, officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 26, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Charles

     Charles Frederick Hill, 64, a resident of 652 Third Ave., Gallipolis, former custodian at Washington School and retired employee of the Chris Craff Plant died unexpedtedly Sunday afternoon following an apparent heart attack. Hill was stricken at his home and was dead on arrival at the Holzer Medical Center.
     He was born Sept. 3, 1910, son of the late Fred and Stevia Hemphill Hill. He married Virgie Casey who preceded him in 1935. Born to that union were three sons, Clyde, Roger and Loyd Hill of Columbus, Ohio and a daughter, Mrs. Tillie Northup of Eno.
     His second wife, Gladys Hutchinson survives along with four step-sons, Lester Hutchinson of Columbus; Ralph Hutchinson of Gallipolis; Ronnie Hutchinson of Rodney and Jack Hutchinson at home; seven step-daughters, Mrs. Jean Ross, Gallipolis, Mrs. Sharon Patterson of Point Pleasant; Mrs. Carol Miller of Northup; Mrs. Sue Shriver of Rio Grande, and Diane, Louise and Lena, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Belva Smith of Orlando, Fla. and Mrs. Helen Masters of Gallipolis; four brothers, Gus, Grover, Frank and Budd Hill, all of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Miller's Home for Funerals with Rev. Walter Patterson and Rev. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday.

[Note: Marker has 1910-1975]

Gallipolis Paper
1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hill, Daniel

Death of Daniel Hill
     Mr. Daniel Hill, a well known and highly respected colored man, 93 years old, died at his residence on Chickamauga about three miles from town Sunday evening, April 24, 1910, at about 6 o’clock. The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church conducted by Elder Shadd, the burial by Hayward following at Pine Street cemetery.
     He leaves a wife and the following children: Roma Cole at home, Frank, Alexander and Eliza, who will remember him as a good husband and father. Uncle Dan, as he was familiarly called, was born on what is known as the old Serrier farm in Clay township and spent his long, industrious and honorable life near this city, where he was well known to most everyone.
     Until he became too weak and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age to be very active, he was always doing something. He provided well for his family and had dealings with most every prominent white man in the country around and his reputation was first class with all of them.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 27, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Delphia

Mrs. Delphia Hill Taken by Death
Milburn Ave. Resident Dies Following Illness.
     Mrs. Delphia M. Hill, 54, died today at 10 a.m. at her home at 387 Milburn avenue after a seven-
month illness.
     She was born in Gallia County on April 24, 1886 to Frank and Sarah McFarland and was married
on Jan 24, 1903 to Samuel R. Hill. Surviving are 5 children, Mrs. Margaret Wilt, Mrs. Thelma Christian, Frank, Colby, and Chester Hill, all of Marion, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel George of Marion and Mrs. Mary Andrews of Delaware county and three brothers, Eck,Tom, and Lewis McFarland all of Vinton, Ohio.
     The body was moved to the M.H. Gunder & Sons funeral home on West Center street.

Unknown publication
Date of Death was July 23, 1940
Transcribed by Madge McClain Staley                                                               Top of Page


Hill, Eathel [Raike]

Pedestrian Killed By Car
     GALLIPOLIS - A pedestrian was killed late Friday night after she walked into the path of a car on Route 7 at Addison, the Gallipolis post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Mrs. Eathel Raike Hill, 76, Addison, was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia County coroner. 
     According to the patrol, the car driven north on Route 7 by Mrs. Roberta D. Myers, 27, Columbus, struck Mrs. Hill about 11:35 p.m. when Mrs. Hill attempted to cross the highway. Mrs. Myers was taken to Holzer Medical Center where she was treated for shock.
     Mrs. Hill was the daughter of the late William P. and Mary Jane Fetters Raike. Her husband, Hibert Hill, died in 1951. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Violet Jordan and Mrs. Donna Roach, both of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Mae Morrow of Point Pleasant; and two brothers, John of Kanauga and Douglas of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va. Two brothers also preceded her in death.
     Private services will be conducted Monday, 11 a.m., in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Everett Delaney. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
May 2, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Elizabeth

     Died, in Leavenworth city, Kansas, on the 30th of April, Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, after a long and painful illness, formerly of Gallipolis, aged 71 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 31, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hill, Emma [Boles]

Jas. Hill's Widow Dies in Cincinnat
i
Rites Here Friday
     Mrs. Emma Boles Hill, widow of James Hill, died Sunday night in Cincinnati General Hospital. Her home was and had been at for many year(s) at 13 Pine Street.
     Mrs. Hill's health had begun to fail prior to her husband's death in January, 1943. Her condition became so grave that months ago she was taken to the home of relatives in Cincinnati and later became a hospital patient.
     From friends it is learned that the body will be brought here Thursday and the funeral will be conducted at the Pine St. address some time Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 22, 1944
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Hill, Eva Mary

Death of a Young Miss
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill's daughter Eva Mary Hill, 12 years old, died Sunday at 6 a.m. The poor girl had a most distressing time from a complicaton of troubles. She went blind and became paralyzed so she couldn't talk and suffered mutely and sorrowfully. She had been taken to Columbus and had everything possible done for her, but all without avail. Her funeral will be Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Paint Creek Baptist Church by Elder Shadd, the interment following at the Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 13, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Hill, Frances L.

Frances L. Hill, About 30, Alone at Time of Blaze
     Frances L. Hill, about 30, died in a fire that heavily gutted the Charles F. Hill residence at 827 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, at 7:12 a.m. today. She was alone in the house at the time of the blaze. Her father, Charles F. Hill, had left earlier for work at Washington Elementary School where he is custodian. Hill arrived on the scene about 7:45 a.m. and identified the body of his daughter.
     Hill went into shock immediately after going back outside the house, and attempted to return. He was restrained by several firemen and later taken to Holzer Hospital where he was placed under sedation. Dr. Donald R. Warehime, Gallia County coroner, said Miss Hill’s death was due to suffocation. The body was badly burned but not beyond recognition. The victim was found lying face down in the living room of the Hill home.
     The body of the victim was taken to Miller’s Home for Funerals. Arrangements will be announced. The casket will not be opened at the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 29, 1966

Services Sunday For Miss Hill
     Services for Miss Frances Louise Hill, 30, who lost her life in a fire at the family home, 827 Fourth Ave., Thursday morning, will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Gary Vaught will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery.
     Miss Hill was born in Gallipolis on April 2, 1936, daughter of Charles G. Hill, custodian at Washington School, and Virgie Casey Hill, who is deceased. In addition to her father, she is survived by a sister and two brothers, Matilda of Gallipolis, Sgt. Roger Hill of Fort Riley, Kansas, and Pvt. Clyde Hill, who is in the Army, stationed at Anchorage, Alaska.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 30, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Hill, George W.

George Hill Dies 10 This Morning
Home Is On Third Near Vine- Wife And 7 Children Survive
     George Hill, 78, of 109 Third Ave., seriously ill for three weeks, died about 10 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He had a heart ailment and was taken to the hospital during the noon hour Saturday. Members of the family were so grieved and shocked at his passing, despite his grave illness, that it was difficult to obtain biographical data at once. Mr. Hill was well known about town and one of his last employments was that of custodian of the Public Square.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Berta Diggins, and their home was the first house above the place of business of Sheline Motor Sales at Vine and Third. There are five sons and three daughters living; Chester, Howard, Hugh, Ernest, James, Mrs. Gertrude Lane and Mrs. Nettie Clark, all of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Mabel Lane of New York.
     Mr. Hill was a respected and worthy man, and his death is a hard blow to his family and close friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
18 Feb 1947
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch

Bereaved Family Delays Arranging Of Hill Funeral
     Completion of arrangements for the funeral of George W. Hill, 109 Third Ave., who died at 10 a. m. Tuesday, has been delayed to await word from the daughter, Mrs. Mabel Lane of New York.
Mr. Hill was born near Ironton March 26, 1869, and hence lacked 36 days of reaching his 78th birthday anniversary. He was one of 10 children born to John and Mahala Cornell Hill.
     He and Alberta Diggins who survives him, were united in marriage here in 1893 by Squire Damron. Surviving him, in addition to the children named in Tuesday's paper, these three brothers and a sister, Hubert, Leo and Fred Hill, all of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Effie Hughes of Ashton, W.Va.
     George Hill was an industrious and home- loving man. For years he had charge of the cleaning room at the old Thompson and Francis stove foundry. He also worked at the old Treasure Stove Works and was a cabinet finisher at various furniture factories that used to flourish here. His last work was as custodian of the city park. For the past year he had been ailing and his condition was grave the last five weeks.


Gallipolis Daily Tribune
19 Feb 1947
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch                                                                       Top of Page


Hill, Harley E.

Soldier Hero Buried
     Funeral services were held at Danville, Sunday at 2 p.m. for Private Harley E. Hill, whose body arrived here Saturday, having been shipped from overseas, where he died a victim of flu, while engaged in service for his country. The body had been interred in France for the past two years, having been disinterred from row 8, cemetery 36, France.
     He was a son of Upton and Mary Grover Hill, and was born and spent the earliest part of his life at Vinton, his later years being spent with his mother in Wellston, from where he enlisted in Battery E, 52nd C.A.C. (Coast Artillery Corps serving his country faithfully until stricken with the flu, which followed by pneumonia caused his death. The body arrived here Saturday noon, accompanied by escort, Melvin L. Smith, M. T.C., of the Columbus Barracks. It was held at the Butler funeral parlor until Sunday morning when attended by a large number of friends it was takem to the Danville church where a beautiful military funeral was held, services being conducted by Rev. Lockwood. The pall bearers were made up of our late war veterans, (his comrades) as follows: Archie Amos, walter Oiler, Homer McGheen, Ray Quickie, George and Chester Coy and two others whose names we were unable to learn.
     Besides many relatives he leaves father, mother and one sister, Mrs. Mary Cottrill of near Danville, who are deeply grieved over the loss of son and brother, but yet feel glad that his body now rests in our own free land.

[Note: Danville, Ohio is in Knox County]

Gallia Times
Jun 23, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Mashall


Hill, Jas. E.

Jas. E. Hill, Barber, Died This Morning
     Lived His 79 Years Within Few Blocks Of Birthplace Here And Acquired Considerable Property Funeral Plans Incomplete.
     James E. Hill, retired barber and an outstanding colored citizen, died at 9 o’clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He was 79 years old. Mr. Hill suffered a stroke on December 24 at his home at 13 Pine Street and he was taken to the hospital Christmas Eve. He was then and afterward conscious but he could talk only with difficulty and very indistinctly and his condition changed but little from day to day.

Dean Of Barbers
     At the time of his retirement at the end of March, 1941 Mr. Hill was the dean of Gallipolis barbers; but he was some years younger than Mace Robinson who had long worked in the same shop but had retired several years before that date.
     Decedent was born at 725 Fourth Ave., on Nov. 28, 1863. That was but two months after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and six weeks before it became effective. But his parents, Jerry and Eleanor Vaughn Hill, had long before emerged from slavery.
     As a boy Jim Hill worked for Haywards and Mollohans, the latter being in business at Spruce and Second and before attaining his majority he became a barber in the shop of his older brother, Tom Hill. He gave more than half a century to that business before he retired and all the shops he worked in were located in the single block of Second Ave. between State and Locust. He acquired title not only to the business but to the building at 402 Second from his brother’s estate.
     But even after he had quit barbering Mr. Hill worked hard, looking after his nice home and improving his other properties. He had lived at the Pine Street address for 20 years and he had never lived more than a few blocks from where he was born.
     If Jim Hill had a contemporary at any period of his life who worked more days or longer hours and had as few vacations (did he ever have any?), this writer has no idea who it could have been. And after his retirement he accepted and no doubt welcomed a call to work on Saturday in W. H. Robinsons shop. He was prudent and thrifty as well as industrious and acquired a competence.
     A few days before he was stricken, but when it was obvious his health and strength were waning, this marvelously industrious man said to the writer of these lines “I made a mistake in retiring.” Doubtless he was wrong about that.
     On May 24, 1888, Mr. Hill married Emma Bolles, another native of the city and a daughter of Matthew Bolles. Their happy wedlock lasted 54 years and was marred only by their failing health in late years. She has been nearly helpless for a good while.
     Jim Hill was a great story-teller and the tales he told were about the interesting characters that had come and gone during his nearly fourscore years.
     He and Mrs. Hill have no children and his nearest blood relatives are five nieces, Eleanor Clark of New York, Bessie Brown of Chicago, Susan Peyton, Katie Price and Laura Brook, all of Columbus.

Gallipolis Tribune
December 1943
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                              Top of Page


Hill, Jerry

Mr. Jerry Hill Dead
     Mr. Jerry Hill, the venerable father of Tom and James Hill, the well known barbers, died at the home of his brother, Mr. Daniel Hill, Tuesday morning, May 15, 1906, aged 92 years. He had not been well for a long time and had not been to town for over a year. Mr. Hill was born in the Kanawha Valley and came to Gallipolis when a boy. He was one of our best known colored men and was esteemed and respected by all who knew him.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Riddle, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 18, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Kinzey A.

Kinzey Hill, 88, Retired Custodian, Dies
     Kinzey A. Hill, 88, of 739 Third Ave., one of the most beloved custodians of all times at Gallia Academy High School, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient there four days. Mr. Hill retired as an employee of the Gallipolis city school system in 1947 after having served as a custodian at GAHS for 30 years. He was assisted on numerous occasions on the job by his wife, Hester Hill, who preceded him in death in1949.
     A member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church for 74 years, Mr. Hill was a past deacon and member of the board of trustees of the Paint Creek Baptist Church. Born Nov. 22, 1877, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Alexander and Helen Lewis Hill. He lived his entire life time in Gallipolis.
     Survivors include a son, Howard Hill, Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Eulalia) Williams, Joliet, Ill., and Mrs. Agaha Trache, Buffalo, N.Y., and a granddaughter, who was reared in the home, Miss Rochelle Hill, Dayton.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Elbert D. McGhee. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. at Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state one hour at the church before the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 22, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Hill, Larry F.

     HILLSDALE [MI] - Larry Frederick Hill, 32, 179 State St., a supervisor with the Bob Evans Sausage Plant here, died unexpectedly Saturday morning in a Hillsdale Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Hill was born Feb. 2, 1938 in Logan, W. Va., to Basil and Faye Hill of Addison. He spent most of his life in the community of Vinton and was employed at the Gallia County Bob Evans Sausage Plant prior to assuming his duties in Michigan six years ago.
     In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Minnie Frances Workman; two sons, Tim and Larry, both at home; three brothers, Jerry, of Addison; Roger, of Middleborn, W. Va., and Jimmy, stationed with the U. S. Army in Vietnam.
     He was a member of the Hillsdale Masonic Lodge. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home of Vinton.

Sunday Times Sentinel
August 16, 1970


Larry F. Hill Rites Tuesday
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton for 32 year old Larry Frederick Hill, Hillsdale, Mich., formerly of Vinton, who died unexpectedly Saturday following an apparent heart attack.
     Rev. William Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 this evening.
     Mr. Hill was a supervisor with Bob Evans Sausage. He is survived by his parents, Basil and Faye Hill, Addison; his wife, Minnie; two sons, and three brothers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 17, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Lydia Jane

Death of Mrs. Hill
     Lydia Jane Hill of Rodney died of asthma, Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the age of 81 years. She leaves a son Oscar M. Hill, and four stepchildren, Mrs. Charles Belknap, Mrs. Hubert Miller, Mrs. W. A. Ramsey of Columbus, and Henry H. Hill of Oregon.
     The funeral services were held at Rodney, by Rev. E. L. Morrell, interment at Rio Grande. Mrs. Hill had many friends who keenly feel a great loss. There was a large attendance at the funeral.

[Note: Stone: 1835 - 1917; Burial in Calvary Baptist]

Gallipolis Journal
February 22, 1917
Vol. 99
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page


Hill, M. Josephine [Waddell]

    

     Mrs. M. Josephine Hill, wife of Mr. C. A. Hill, of Enos, Hill & Co., died in this city, after a long illness, last Thursday morning at five o'clock aged 50 years.  Mrs. Hill's maiden name was Waddell, she being a daughter of ex-Sheriff William Waddell and wife, and had been married nearly twenty-five years.  A husband and five children have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.  The funeral services will be conducted at her late home at two o'clock tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon; interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 15, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Hill, Maggie

Death of Mrs. Hill                
     Mrs. Maggie Hill, wife of McKensie Hill, living at 842 4th Ave., died at 2 o’clock a.m., Feb. 27, 1904, from confinement three weeks ago. Funeral services Sunday at the A. M. E. Church conducted by Rev. A. L.

[Note: Part of obituary cut off]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1904
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Hill, Mary E. J.

     Died, at her residence in this town, on Monday evening, last, 23rd inst., Mrs. Mary E. J. Hill, wife of Mr. Thomas Hill, of the firm of Calohan, Graham & Hill, of this place, in the 37th year of her age. The funeral will take place from the Methodist church this (Wednesday) morning, at 10 o'clock. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 26, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hill, Priscilla

Death of Mrs. Hill
     Mrs. Priscilla Hill, widow of Dan Hill, a fine old colored lady of 90 or more years, died Saturday at 6:30 p.m. of pneumonia, and will be buried at Pine Street Tuesday by Wetherholt & Entsminger, after services at Paint Creek Baptist Church. Several sons and one daughter survive her. Thomas and James Hill were nephews of the deceased.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 3, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Tom

The Late Tom Hill
     Passing at 76, a conspicuous representative of our colored population has ended his earthly career.  He was important among his people, and had talent that won him the respect of all classes.  Courteous, attentive to his business, in daily contact with leading citizens, he had sound sense and a true conception of the fundamental principles of life.
     It is as a fine example of what a colored man can rise to in our community that I shall remember him.  He early reached the conclusion that not education alone could lift the colored man to respect.  He must have property, be everlastingly industrious, and save money.  He accumulated valuable property in the city by saving and investing from his daily earnings. And that was what he was forever telling his colored friends.  He gave them the advice they most needed, warned them against foolish spending, and became, I think, the wisest counsellor his people had in this community.
     Added to this was his ability to talk good sense to his white customers.  He sought the uplift of all.  He was for better things, both as a man and citizen.  May he rest in peace!
 W. G. S.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 17, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hill, Wiley W.

Death of Wiley W. Hill
     Mr. Wiley W. Hill, whose severe illness has been mentioned by us on several occasions, died at his home near Rodney, in Green township, last Saturday, January 30, 1892, aged 80 years. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Allen last Monday forenoon. He was laid to rest away in the family burying ground near his late home by his friends and neighbors. He was a good man in every sense of the word, and we hope some intimate friend will send us a fitting tribute of his character and worth.

Gallipolis Journal
Wed. Feb. 3, 1892,
Vol. LVII, No. 2
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Hill, William N.

     GALLIPOLIS - Services for William N. Hill, 63, Bidwell Route 1, will be Monday, 2 p.m. in the Providence Baptist Church. The Rev. Vance Watson will officiate and burial will be in Buck Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home. Mr. Hill died Thursday evening in Holzer Medical Center following a year’s illness.
     Born in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Jerry and Zalah Guthrie Hill. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Providence Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lorete Garnes Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Madonna Garnes, Bidwell; two sisters, Betty Hill and Eleanor Felton and two brothers, James and Jerry Hill, all of Columbus, and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister, two brothers and his parents.

[Note: He is listed as being buried in Providence Baptist Cemetery on the Cemetery Records].

Athens Sunday Messenger
January 4, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hill, Willie

DIED
     HILL - Willie, son of Charles A. and Josephine Hill, died November 29, 1881, aged four months. Funeral from the family residence this afternoon at two o'clock.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 29, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Hillman, Thomas

Patriot Man, 66, Dies While On Job as Trustee
Thomas Hillman Succumbs Suddenly On Lime Truck
     Thomas Hillman, 66, whose address was Patriot, died suddenly about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon while engaged at his duty as Walnut Township Trustee. Mr. Hillman had been at the quarry on the John. J. Wood place and was accompanying the truck with a load of lime which was to be distributed on a road to be repaired, when he slumped over in the seat and expired before aid could reach him. He was going down the hill jut this side of the John Gills home on Route 141.
     Mr. Hillman was a native of Elliott County, KY. He came to Gallia County in 1928 and bought the Wash McCauley place in Walnut Township, about a mile distant from Olive Church, where he has since lived.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson Hillman, three daughters and a son; Mrs. Ora Holbrook, Pedro Route 1; Mrs. Opal Eblin, Dayton; Mrs. Lora Wells of Waterloo and Orville at home. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Rigsby and Mrs. Tennessee Renfro of Ashland, KY.
     The body will be at his late home after 6 o'clock this evening and friends may call. Funeral services will be held there Monday morning at 10 o'clock and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by W.W. Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: Died Sept. 25, 1942]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 1942
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page 


Hindes, Children of John C. & Margaret – Varney, Nellie Grace, Rena Alice & Emma Eva

     In loving remembrance [sic] of the children of John C. and Margaret [Keller] Hindes, formerly of this county, but now of Wellsville, O., who died of scarlet fever in December 1893. God in his infinite wisdom has seen fit to break our family circle and called our loved ones to dwell with him in heaven.
     On December 18, He claimed Varney, our oldest child, aged 15 years, 11 months and 12 days, as His own.  It seemed hard to give her up, but realizing that “Jesus doeth all things well,” we submitted to our fate. But death returned December 21, and took from us our Nellie Grace, aged 11 years and 2 months.  No more will we see the golden curls around the fire-side; but let us remember those dear blue eyes are watching us from the windows of heaven. Still unwilling to depart He took our little Rena Alice, aged 2 years and 9 months on December 23, as another tie to bind us nearer to Him. Death still lingered about our home until December 28, and then laid his cold hand upon Emma Eva, our baby aged 10 weeks, bidding her to fly to the arms of Him, who has “Blessed the little children.”
     When we look around and see those vacant chairs, and, in our imagination, see the faces of our dear children, how hard it is to say, “O, God, Thy will be done.”  But let us commit all to His care, knowing our loved ones are far happier that lies within our power to make them on this earth.
     The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends; but their consulation [sic] is in the blessed assurance of a family circle in heaven that will never be broken.

Angels have born their spirits from us,
To realms beyond this world of sin;
Jesus has opened the gates of heaven,
And gathered our loved ones in.
Then for our children, we’ll cease to weep,
For they, on Jesus’s bosom sleep,
No more afflictions to endure,
For they are at rest on that happy shore.
I.G.S.

[Note: Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Columbiana, OH]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 13, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hineman, Dora [Phillips]

Dora Phillips Hineman Dies in Kan. Home
Success Achieved By Her Husband, With Her Aid, Is Epic Of Old West
     Word was received by Mrs. Ernest Spear of this city that her sister, Mrs. Herbert Hineman, had died at her home at Dighton, Kansas, late Saturday. Her kinfolk and old friends hereabouts were aware of her illness and there had been mention of it in The Tribune.
     Mrs. Hineman was formerly Dora Phillips and was born in Harrison tp. 72 years ago. She was a daughter of Peter and Mary Phillips. Mr. Hineman also was born and reared in this county. After their marriage they went to Kansas in 1885; and the story of their lives, of their amazing success, should become an epic in the history of the "Winning of the West." Their assets consisted chiefly of $18 and a yoke of oxen, but they went to work with a will where land was fertile and cheap and plentiful. Today the land holdings of Herbert Hineman embrace eight sections, 5,120 acres, and some small farms, and he is known far and wide as a raiser of mules, horses and cattle on an extensive scale.
     Mrs. Hineman is survived by, besides her husband and the sister named, two sons, George and Albert Hineman, several grandchildren, brothers, Ben Phillips of Addison tp. and Ed Phillips of Green tp. and sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Stormont of Canal Winchester and Mrs. Jane Tope of Walnut tp.
     Funeral services were to be held at Dighton at 2 this afternoon. Among those attending will be W. W. Phillips, a nephew, funeral director of Waterloo, and Mrs. Phillips and their son, Dr. Fred Phillips of Zanesville, who left several days to visit their Kansas kinfolk.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “ June 10, 1939” on the obituary.]

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


Hineman, Florence [Unroe]

Florence Hineman
     Funeral services for Florence Marie Unroe Hineman, 73, who died Monday morning will be held Thursday, 1 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. Ted Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home anytime after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
     She married Clarence L. Hineman in April, 1918. He preceded her in death in November, 1967. One son, Clarence N. Hineman, Rt. 2, Crown City, survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Shirley) McMaster, Westerville. One brother, Judson Unroe, Hendersonville, Tenn., survives along with six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Four brothers, Harold, Lawrence, Lewis and Wilbur Ray, preceded her in death. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Alpha Windon Unroe.
     Mrs. Hineman was a foster grandparent at the Gallipolis State Institute, having resigned in September, 1977, due to her health. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Mercerville Grange No. 1727.
     Pallbearers will be Russell Unroe, Joseph Hineman, David Hineman, Walter Hineman, Charles Hineman and Steve McMaster.

[Note: from Social Security Death Index b. 7/7/1904 d. May 1978]

Unknown publication                                                                           Top of Page


Hineman, Herbert

Herbert Hineman, Noted As Raiser Of Mules, Dies
Gallia Co. Native Located Years Ago At Dighton, Kan.
     Herbert Hineman, long reputed to be "the largest breeder of mammoth jacks and mules in the United States," died Tuesday, his 82nd birthday, at his home in Dighton, Kansas. He was a native of Guyan Twp. and had made occasional visits to his native heath since he located in Kansas in 1885. News of his passing came to Mrs. Ernest Spear, whose sister, Dora Phillips, married Mr. Hineman and died in Dighton in 1939.
     W.W. Phillips, Waterloo funeral director, who was a nephew of the Hinemans, left today for Dighton to attend the funeral. A letter from Mr. Hineman was received Tuesday by Mrs. Spear. It told about him being hurt recently when he and others were loading a jack to be shipped to South America. He was thrown to the ground but his most serious injury, he wrote, was a sprained ankle. No bones were broken, but the sprain caused a blood clot, which in turn proved fatal, according to the latest word received.
     Associated with Mr. Hineman in mule-raising was his son, George, who lives just across the road from the parental home. Their famous ranch is known as "Hineman's Jack Farm." Another son, Albert, lives on his own nearby farm.
     The elder Mr. Hineman was a half-brother of the late A.J. Stormont, who also spent some of his early years in the Sunflower State. Some further information may be available soon as to extent of the Hineman business, but it is known that their animals won numerous prizes at the great fairs east and west of the Mississippi.
     Dighton is about 50 miles north of Dodge City.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote "Jan. 14, 1947" on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Hinkle, George E.

     IRONTON - Minister George Earl Hinkle, 92, of Aid, Ohio died Friday in Lawrence County Medical Center.     Survived by his wife Vivian Gwinn Hinkle, he was a retired welder for CSX Transportation Inc. Also surviving are four daughters, Margarie Dunn of Dayton, Phyllis Drummond of Apopka, Fla., Avis McMahan of Marshall, Ark., and Dorothy Fuller of Pedro; and one son, Clay Hinkle of Hamilton.
     Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will follow in Aid Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
July 31, 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Hinson, Edith S.

     Edith Sarah Hinson, 90, State Route 554, Bidwell, died Sunday, April 4, 1993, at her residence. She was born Aug. 29, 1902 in Bidwell, daughter of the late Melvin E. and Eva O. Denney Glassburn. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Point Pleasant, and the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
     Survivors include four sons, Ralph C. Hinson of Streamwood, Ill., Carl E. Hinson of Harleyville, Pa., Arthur R. Hinson of Bidwell, and Virgil E. Hinson of New Port Richey, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Alvin (Mary) Adkins of Sebring, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, Dec. 12, 1969, and two brothers.
     Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Elder Allen Fine officiating. Burial will be in the Denney Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-9.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 6, 1993
Transcribed by J. Farley


Hinte, F.

     Died at the residence of Mr. William Shober, in Gallipolis, on Wednesday evening, July 30th, Mr. F. Hinte, late of Hobokin [sic], New York, aged about 28 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 7, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hite, Eva

     Mrs. Walter (Jack) Hite, the former Eva Warneke of Gallia, Ohio, died suddenly while visiting in Columbus last week. She is survived by her husband, Jack and a sister, Irene of Ironton. Two sisters-in-law, Miss Louise Hite, Ironton and Mrs. Neva Lee Warneke of Gallia, survive.
     She was born at Gallia, the daughter of Henry J. and Anna Smith Warneke, both deceased. One brother, Chester Warneke of Gallia also preceded her in death.
     Memorial services were in charge of the Rev. Robert Ball at the Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton on Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Hitlin, Ruth Emily [Linkede]

Ruth Emily Hitlin
     Ruth Emily Hitlin, 91, of Gallipolis, died Monday, August 5, 1996 in the Scenic Hills Nursing Center.
Born July 24, 1905 in College Point, New York, daughter of the late Edward Linkede and Mary Drebling Linkede, she was a homemaker.
     A member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, she served on the vestry and was a member of the Episcopal Church Women. She was a member of the French Art Colony and the Gallia County Historical Society.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Edwin Hitlin on February 21, 1982. They were married in Winfield, New York, on Sept. 20, 1924. She was also preceded in death by a son, John E. Hitlin Jr., who died in action during World War II; a daughter, Jean Gloss; and by four brothers and one sister.
     Surviving are a son-in-law, Eugene Gloss of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Linda (Doug) Fatica of Perrysburg, Susan (Randy) Breech of Gallipolis, Eugene (Barbara) Gloss of Pickerington, and John Gloss of Gallipolis; and eight great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 1996 in St. Peter's Episco- [Note! Obit copy cut off]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 6, 1996
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Hively, Charles

Death of Charles Hively
     Mr. Chas. Hively, of Harrison township, died Friday morning July 17, 1903, at 5 o’clock, aged about 42. His funeral services were today at Mt. Pleasant U. B. Church where the burial was also.
      He left a wife and seven children. His wife was a daughter of Mr. Abe Houck. He had been in bed nine months, and was accounted a first rate man, but left but little property.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 15, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron              


Hively, Charles

     Mr. Charles Hively died at his home in Harrison Township last Friday morning, aged 42 years. He had been sick several months and leaves a wife and several children to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted last Saturday at Mt. Pleasant U. B. Church, where interment occurred.

[Note: Buried Dickey Chapel, Harrison Township; Born 1857; Died 1903]

The Gallipolis Ohio Bulletin
July 24, 1903
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                  Top of Page


Hively, Ernest

     HIVELY - Ernest, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hively, aged three years, one month and three days. The little sufferer of but a few days has found a happy release from pain and sickness, and through the gate that has been left ajar there is one beckoning the bereaved parents to come to the same happy home.
          
               Call not back dear little Erney,
           Anchored safe where storms are o’er,
           On the border land we left him,
           Soon to meet and part no more.
           When we leave this world of changes,
           When we leave this world of care,
           We shall find our missing loved one
           In our Father’s mansion fair.  
                A Friend

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 12, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hively, James E.

James E. Hively, 65, Dies At Home in Columbus
     James E. Hively, 65, former Walnut Twp. farmer, died this morning at two o'clock at his home at 444 Hilltonia Ave., Columbus, after a week's illness. Up until the time of his illness he was employed at the Columbus General Depot.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Warren Ave. Church of the Nazarene in Columbus and burial will be made in Sunset Cemetery there.
     The decedent was born in Northup. His parents, both dead, were Charles and Elvi Houck Hively. His wife, the former Roxie Tipton, a Gallia Countian, survives. When he lived in Gallia County he was a member of the Mina Chapel Baptist Church.
     Three children survive: Richard, Robert, and Beatrice, Columbus. These brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Lola Johnson and Mrs. Marie Beck, Gallipolis; Lee Hively, Bidwell; Stanley, Northup; Waldo, Northup; and Mrs. May Kerns, Columbus.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 11, 1886; date of death November 28, 1951; middle name Elbin.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1951, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Hively-Watts-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Hively, John McIntyre

'Mack' Hively 85, Died Sunday
Rites To Be Held At Mt. Carmel At 2:30 Tuesday
     John McIntyre Hively died at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at his home near Mt. Carmel Church in Harrison Twp. He was 85 years old, having been born in 1857. He had been seriously ill for 22 weeks. Decedent was the youngest son of John and Elizabeth Watts Hively and was the last survivor of his generation of the family. His whole life was spent in this county.
     In 1880 he married Catherine DeWitt and she and these four daughters survive him: Mrs. Alice Lear, Ora, Lottie and Fern, all at home. Three sons preceded him in death. Since young manhood he had been a Methodist and for many years had been a faithful member and regular attendant of Mt. Carmel Church.
     There the funeral services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial at the same place by O.E. Elliot.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth January 18, 1857; date of death October 11, 1942.]

Newspaper (prob. October 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Hively-Watts-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Hively, Roma

Roma Hively Dies Tuesday
     Roma Hively, who would have been 90 on March 11, died at the home of Ray Hively in Columbus at 5:20 a.m., Tuesday. She had lived her lifetime in the Lincoln Ridge community and had gone to Columbus to make her home in the past two years.
     She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Martha Dewitt Hively and was the last of her immediate family. She was born in Harrison twp., on March 11, 1866. Her only survivors in this county are two nieces, Mrs. Lola Johnson and Mrs. Marie Beck, both of Garfield Ave.
     Brief funeral services will be held in Columbus on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Following those services the body will be brought to the C. R. Halley Funeral home at Mercerville. Final rites will be conducted at the Dickey-Mt. Pleasant church, at 2 p.m., Thursday, with Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “3-6-1956” on this obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1956, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Hively-Watts-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Hively, Waldo

Waldo Hively Dies Suddenly
     Waldo L. Hively, 66 died very suddenly at 1 p.m. Monday at his home on Lincoln Ridge, Harrison Twp. He was seated in a chair, when he slumped over to the floor. He had complained of a severe headache Monday morning. His aunt, Mrs. Roma Hively, who resided with him, was in the room at the time of his collapse.
     He was born Dec. 25, 1889, the son of the late Charles and Elvira Houck Hively in Harrison Twp. three sisters and two brothers survive. The sisters are Mrs. Lola Johnson, Garfield Ave., Gallipolis, Mrs. Marie Beck, same address, and Mrs. May Kerns, Columbus. Lee Hively, Bidwell, and Stanley Hively, Northup, are the surviving brothers.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Mt. Pleasant (Dickey) church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery conducted by C. R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends my call at the late residence after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “1-31-1955” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1955, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Hively-Watts-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                Top of Page


Hively, Wallen

     Hively, Wallen, 53, Gage; World War I veteran: member of American Legion: April 29 of a cerebral hemorrhage: three children Ray Hively and Mrs. Martha Fillinger, Columbus, and Juanita, at home: funeral May 2 at First Baptist Church: burial at Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: d. April 29, 1947]

Gallia Times
Abt. Tuesday 29 Apr 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Hix, Halleck Newton

Injuries Fatal to Halleck Hix Saturday Night
Funeral Services at 2 on Tuesday at Poplar Ridge—Hundreds of Friends Shocked by Tragedy
(Poplar Ridge Cor.)
     As a shock to unnumbered friends in Gallia and Meigs county came the news late Saturday evening of the death of Halleck N. Hix, who passed away at the Holzer Hospital.  He was a victim of an automobile accident which occurred last Tuesday evening near the residence of Lincoln Butcher.  Mr. Hix was accompanied by James Hood who was also injured and is under the care of Dr. Leo Bean at the home of Mrs. Roscoe Allen, his sister, in E. Gallipolis.
     Halleck would have been 34 years old on Sept. 12.  He is survived by his wife, who was Mary Glassburn, a teacher at Poplar Ridge and a daughter of Judson Glassburn of near Bidwell.  They had no children and made their home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hix.  He is survived by one half-sister, Mrs. Ferdie Holmes of Old Kyger.

Baseball Fan
     Halleck was widely acquainted in the upper end of the county and a popular and worthy young man. He worked at Hobson for a number of years. Recently one of his diversions was the management of a local ball team.
     The accident in which his skull was fractured occurred as he and Hood who were driving toward Cheshire were ascending grade in front of J. L. Butcher’s home (the old Ralston place).  An examination of the car indicated that both occupants had been hurled through the top of the car after it left the road and turned over.
     Mr. Hix will be sadly missed not only in his own home, but in the whole community.  To his sorrow-stricken relatives and friends we commend the love of the Saviour, and extend to them our sincerest sympathy.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Poplar church.

[Note: According to his death certificate available at familysearch.org (under the name of Malleck Newton Hix), Halleck Newton Hix was the son of Eli Hix and Ann Scott born July 17, 1933, in Cheshire, Ohio.  He was buried in Poplar Ridge cemetery where his tombstone has a last name of Hicks.  His death occurred on the same day as that of his wife’s grandmother Asenith Glassburn Curry and his death is mentioned in her obituary available on this site.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 24, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Hix, Myrtle Elizabeth

     Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Hix, 77, a former resident of Addison died early Monday in a Washington C.H. nursing home. She was the widow of Eli Hix, and had moved to Cleveland nine years ago from this County. Mrs. Hix was born Dec 25, 1886, in Mason County, W. Va, one of three children in the family of the late Benjamin and Emma Circle Farley. She was the lost [sic] of her fomily[sic]. She is survived by a son and two daughters, Frederick Raymond Hix of Bucyrus, Mrs. Mae Page of Washington C. H., and Mrs Helen Walker of Gallipolis. There are eight grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Miller’s Home for Funerals with burial in Pine Street Cemetery.

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


Hix, Walter

Hix Funeral Sunday
     Funeral services for Walter Hix, O. H. E. employe., who was fatally injured Tuesday, while inflating tire will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the First Baptist church, Rev. George Sagen officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.
     Mr. Hix is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madge Porter Hix and three children, Larry, 4, Wanda Lou, 2 and Nita, 9 months. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Chick of Ironton, two half sisters, Hilda and Janette Switzer and his step-father, Lewis Switzer.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 8, 1931

Many Attend Funeral
     Funeral services for Walter Hix which were held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church were largely attended, the following relatives from out of town present: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest George of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Willis of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bolles and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eber Bolles and family, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Honaker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Switzer, Mr. Leo Switzer, Mrs. Lee Williams, Mrs. Lydia Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Vickers and family, all of Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 10, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hixon, Ruby [Ross]

In Memory
     God has ordained that, day precedes night, light darkness, sunshine shadow, joy sorrow, life death. Yet in a divine sense, day follows, night, light follows darkness, sunshine follows shadow, joy follows sorrow and life follows death.
     On Oct 2, 1922, the grim reaper entered this beautiful home, and claimed as its victim Mrs. Ruby (Ross) Hixon of Erie, Pa. She was born in Gallia county, Ohio, August 25, 1894, and at the time of her death was aged 28 years 1 month and 8 days. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, Lawrence Hixon, two chldren, Hazel and Ruth, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ross of Bladen and brothers and sisters, Bertie, Raymond, Homer and Mabel, all of Bladen, Charles of Chicago, Bessie and Clemma of Erie, Pa., and a host of other relatives and friends.
     The shadows gather, sorrow hangs heavy, death has come, but in the divine life follows death. Then today she is with Jesus, alive, forevermore happy and contented. She was converted April 20, 1922, and lived a true Christian until Jesus said "Come up higher to the home I have prepared for you" from the formation of the world. She was faithful and devoted as a wife, loving and self-sacrificing as a mother, dutiful and affectionate as a daughter, kind and unselfish as a sister, true and loyal as a friend, her life and character of stainless purity. Hers was the noblest type of pure womanhood.
     She is not dead, the girl of our affections, but gone into that land where she no longer needs our poor protection. Christ paved the way making it possible for all such as she to enter into that place of Heavenly rest where guardianship angels protect and there safe from temptations, free from polutions, she lives whom we call dead.

Now the ties of life are broken,
Amid our sorrows and our sighs,
Nevermore to meet in person
But we shall meet beyond the skies.
She with Christ has gone before us,
Nevermore on earth to roam,
She'll be waiting, watching, longing
For the dear ones left at home.
Oh, may the parents strive each day
To tread the straight and narrow way,
That when life's trials all are o'er
They'll meet their child to part no more.
Ruby is gone, but not forgotten,
To that land so bright and fair,
So be ready, friends and relatives
And be sure and meet her there.

                                                                                Mrs. Essa Wilson
                                                                                Huntington, W. Va.
Gallipolis paper
Oct. 2, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Hixon, Ruby (Ross)

In Memory
     Mrs. Ruby (Ross) Hixon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ross of Bladen, departed this life at her home in Erie, Pa., October 2, 1922, after a lingering illness which baffled all medical skill. She was born in Gallia county August 25, 1894, and at the time of her death was aged 28 years, 1 month and 7 days.        
     Besides her parents, she leaves two children, Hazel and Ruth, who will miss a mother's loving care. The following brothers and sisters also survive her: Bertie, Raymond, Homer and Mabel, of Blanden, Charles of Chicago and Clemma and Bessie of Erie, Pa. Another brother, Harry, preceded her in death several years ago.
     She experienced conversion April 20, 1922, and lived a consistent christian until she was called to her eternal home. She was the wife of Lawrence Hixon, formerly of the Bladen neighborhood, and was loved by all who knew her. She was buried in the beautiful Erie cemetery.

We have lost our darling sister,
She has bid us all adieu
She has gone to live in Heaven
And her form is lost to view.
Oh, the dear one, how we loved her,
Oh how hard to bear the shock.
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock.
The golden gates were opened,
A gentle voice said come,
And with farewells unspsoken
She calmly enter home.
                                             Sister Mabel Ross

Gallipolis Paper
October 2,1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Hixson, Homer

     Homer Hixson died Sept. 1st, result of flux. He lingered about six weeks. He leaves a wife and one child.

The Gallipolis Journal
Waterloo News Notes
Wednesday, September 18, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hixson, Vera F.

     Vera F. Hixson, 81, 45 Spruce St., Gallipolis, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past several years.
     Born Jan. 20, 1904, at Amesville, she was the daughter of the late Pearl and Bessie Vandyke Keirns.
She married Virgil Hixson on Dec. 31, 1924, at Athens, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1979. Together, they operated A.K. Merriman Jewelry Store in Gallipolis for 25 years until 1954, and then operated Farmers Hardware in Gallipolis until 1969. They were also active in building and development in the Gallipolis and Athens areas. She was a member of Church of God on Garfield Avenue.
     Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Young of Athens, and Mrs. Charlotte Carder of Toledo; five nieces and nephews; and a close fiend, Mrs. Dorothy Morris of Bidwell. She was preceded in death by a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hooper Ridge Church, near Athens, with the Rev. Paul Voss officiating. Burial will be in Hooper Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be Gary Clark, David Laywell, Bob Laywell, Deana Laywell and Mark Clark.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Hoachim, Frances

YOUNG GIRL IS APOPLEXY VICTIM
Frances Hoachim of Thivener Died Suddenly Friday Night -- Funeral Sunday
     Miss Frances Hoachim, aged 13 years, passed away Friday night at 12 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Porter. She had been in the best of health but was taken ill after supper with a pain in her head. She later became unconscious and died of a bursted blood vessel in the head. Rev. Venz preached the funeral at Bethel Sunday afternoon. She is survived by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

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


Hobbs, Elisha

DIED
     HOBBS - Elisha Hobbs, on the 16th of October, 1886, in his ninety-fourth year. He was a son of Timothy and Hannah BELL HOBBS; born in Randolph county, Virginia, April 27th, 1793. Elisha Hobbs may be justly termed one of the pioneers of this country. His parents moved to this State in 1800, when Indians were plenty though friendly. Mr. H served in the war of 1812, and was stationed at Urbana, Ohio. He was an honest, quiet, friendly citizen of Guyan Township for many years. In time of the late war three of his sons enlisted, serving four years each; Henry, the youngest of the three, was a Captain, and was wounded at Pittsburg Landing. Mr. Hobbs was a pensioner for several years before his death was worthy of all he received.
     His decline was slow and gradual; several years before his death he lost th light in one of his eyes, the other remained moderately good until the last. A short time before his death he fell coming in at the door, from which he never recovered.Father Hobbs never made any public profession of religion, but has told the writer for many years that his peace was made with God. He passed away without pain and in his right mind. As a light goes out for want of oil, so was his last, as though a deep sleep had come over him.

J.E.CALDWELL

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, November 24, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann


Hodge, John

     DIED - April 5th, John Hodge. aged five years; also Henry Hodge, April 6th, aged twelve years, sons of John and Mary Hodge. The angel of death thus ruthlessly hath snatched from fond parental affection, the objects around which the warmest ties clustered. While these bereaved parents commit their loved ones to the gloomy grave, may a kind providence duly comfort. G. W. Isaminger

The Gallipolis Journal
April 17, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hodge, Henry

     DIED - April 5th, John Hodge. aged five years; also Henry Hodge, April 6th, aged twelve years, sons of John and Mary Hodge. The angel of death thus ruthlessly hath snatched from fond parental affection, the objects around which the warmest ties clustered. While these bereaved parents commit their loved ones to the gloomy grave, may a kind providence duly comfort. G. W. Isaminger

The Gallipolis Journal
April 17, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Hoffman, Ella (Mink)

Death Comes To Mrs. Wm. Hoffman
Estimable Woman of Campaign
     Mrs. Ella Hoffman, wife of Wm. Hoffman of Springfield Township died at the Holzer Hospital, at about 1 o’clock Tuesday. She had been in poor health 16 years. Last week she underwent an operation, but her condition was such that surgical skill was unavailing.
     Mrs. Hoffman was a most estimable Christain [sic] woman, a member of the Methodist church, and respected and esteemed by all who knew her.
     She was a daughter of John Mink, deceased, and was born near Addison in April, 1861. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Merch I. Clark, one brother, Harrison Mink, and two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Fulton and Mrs. J. V. Fulton. All these keenly feel the loss of a loved one.
     The funeral services were held at the Hoffman residence at 2 o’clock yesterday, Rev. W. J. Fulton officiating. Burial at Campaign by Wetherholt.

[Note: Stone is in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis]

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, September 25, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Hoffman, Ella [Mink]

     Mrs. Ella (Mink) Hoffman was born April 22nd, 1861, died Sept. 22nd, 1914, aged 53 years and 5 months.
She was the daughter of John and Sarah Mink. She was united n marriage with Wm. Hoffman on the 11th of April, 1885. To this union was born one daughter, Sarah, the idol of her heart. This daughter was married to M. I. Clark on July 13,, 1907, and to them was born one daughter, Lavonia. At her earnest request and to gratify her desire this daughter and her family came to live with them. She was a devoted wife and a self-sacrificing, affectionate mother and no duty was too hard for her to perform that would contribute to the welfare and happiness of her family.
     She leaves to mourn her demise a husband, daughter, little granddaughter, and one brother, Harrison Mink, two sisters, Mrs. J.V. Fulton and Mrs. R.E. Fulton. The latter named sister, Mrs. R.E. Fulton, who lives near her, was her constant companion and especially marked was their sisterly devotion. But not only to these dear ones is her loss irreparable, but being always ready to lend a helping hand in any case of sickness or need she will be greatly missed by all in the vicinity in which she lived.
     She united with the Campaign F.W.B.Church, Feb. 19, 1882. After her marriage she moved her membership to the Rose Hill M.E.Church in Meigs county, but on moiving to Bidwell, she and her husband united with the M.E. Church there, where her name is still. She continued faithful to the cause to the end. She selected her funeral text 23 years ago when her daughter was born and during all these long years has kept her daughter mindful of it. She bore her long continued suffering with Christian fortitude and died with the assurance of a reward in the Great Beyond.
     Her funeral service was held Thursday afternoon at the home conducted by Rev. W.J.Fulton of Rio Grande. The attendance was very large. The flowers were most beautiful. The music by the Gallipolis quartette was full of comfort. The burial was in Campaign church cemetery.
     In Resurrection hope.

Gallia Times
Oct. 1, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hoffman, William Everett

Infant Dies In Hospital
     GALLIPOLIS - William Everett Hoffman, 5-day-old son of William C. and Mildred Elizabeth Harrison Hoffman of Kanauga, died yesterday at 8:45 a.m. in Holzer Hospital. The baby was born there July 18 and was confined in the hospital until death. Death was attributed to intestinal obstruction, following an autopsy performed last night.
     Betty Lou Owens, a half-sister, survives along with the parents. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison of Kanauga and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hoffman of Gallipolis Route 1. 
     The father, who is a trucker, was in Chicago when the death occurred and funeral arrangements were awaiting completion upon his arrival home. However, Claude Miller, who will direct the services, said last night that burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery and the funeral will probably be held Saturday morning.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, July 24, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hogan, Jennie

Death of Mrs. Hogan
     Mrs. Jennie Hogan, wife of Mr. Geo. Hogan, ill for a long time died Sunday night at about 7 o’clock, aged 43 years. She left a family and is said to have been a very good woman. Her funeral services will probably be at her late home Tuesday afternoon and probably by Rev. I. V. Bryant, with burial at Pine Street cemetery by Hayward & Son. She had $200 life insurance in the Northern Central of which Mr. Sam Johnson is the agent and of which W. S. Matthews is President.

Gallipolis Tribune
Monday, August 25, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hogan, Samuel Peter

S. P. Hogan Last Rites To Be Tuesday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Samuel P. Hogan, 76, of 752 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, will be conducted at the Paint Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mr. Hogan died in Holzer Hospital at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, after being there as a patient the preceding two days.  He had fallen from a tree in 1944, and had never fully recovered from the accident, in which he received several broken bones, and had walked on crutches since his partial recovery, following the nine weeks spent in the hospital at that time.
     Mr. Hogan was born in Green Township in 1876, the son of Peter and Sarah Cordell Hogan, near Centenary.  For the last 22 years of his working life, he was employed by the state highway department, and prior to that time had been a farmer in the Centenary community.
     He was three times married; in 1894 [1897] , he was married to Dora Henry, who survived only six months; in 1898, he was married to Maude Smith, who with three children of this marriage survives.  The children are Hurl Hogan, Gallipolis, Mrs. Bernice Seymore of Detroit, and Sammy Hogan of Columbus.  The third marriage in 1935, was to Lillian Borden of Gallipolis, and she and two children also survive; Harry Elmer and Thomas Leonard Hogan, at home.  Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Thurman of Columbus, and Mrs. Effie Haines of Covington, Ky; and nine grandchildren.
     Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home. The Rev. Preston C. Smith will officiate at services.

Athens Messenger
Monday, February 2, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Hoggan, Ruth [Figgins]

Mrs. Hoggan, 38, Dies At Home at Harris
     Ruth Hoggan, wife of William Hoggan, died during child-birth at 11 o'clock last night at their home in Harrisburg. The baby was still living this morning. She was a daughter of Anderson and Martha Quails Figgins and was born Oct. 25, 1895, her age being 38 years, 6 months, 26 days. Her whole life was spent in the commmunity where she was born.
     Among the surviving relatives are two brothers and two sisters; Lester and Emma Figgins, Pomeroy; Hermit Figgins and Esta Bunch, Bidwell R.D.8. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev.D.M.Payne in New Hope church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial there by Undertaker J.L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 22, 1934
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Hogue, James Jr.

     The news reached town this (Tuesday) morning that James Hogue, Jr., had committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a revolver.  No cause, except slight business embarrassment, is assigned for the deed.  For two or three days his family had noticed signs of mental aberration and had kept a watch over his movements.  Yesterday morning he went into the kitchen unobserved, and placing a revolver under his chin discharged the contents, which came out of the top of his head, causing death.  Mr. H. was about 50 years of age, had a large family, a man of correct habits and universally esteemed.  Although a resident of Cheshire township, Gallia county, his interests and the most of his property were in this county.  He was formerly engaged in the coal trade with Thomas Dunn, during which time he became embarrassed, and his inability to recover therefrom was, perhaps, the principal cause of this rash act.—Middleport News.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 30, 1875
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holcomb, (given name not available)

     Mrs. Thomas Holcomb, living on E. A. Stone’s farm in Green township, departed this life Sunday morning after a prolonged illness. She was aged about thirty-eight years and a devout Christian.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Holcomb, Abigail

     Died, at Vinton, Gallia county, on Sunday morning, the 18th inst., Abigail, daughter of John E. Holcomb, aged 14 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 5, 1854
Transcribed by Eve Hughes


Holcomb, Ann S.

     At Vinton, Ohio, November 11, 1888, Mrs. Ann S. Holcomb, wife of the late Abner J. Holcomb, and daughter of the late Samuel R. Holcomb. THe deceeased was born in Gallia county March 23, 1805. She was the mother of sixteen children, seven of whom are left to mourn their loss. She was indeed a mother in Israel. She lived and died in a full belief of universal salvation for the whole human family.

Nov. 28, 1888
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Holcomb, Dessie Mae Russell

     Dessie M. Holcomb, 86, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 in the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker and member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Kanauga, Ohio.
     She was born March 23, 1920 in Gallia County, a daughter to the late Jess and Ella Montgomery Russell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Allen and Essie Lee; and brothers, Dick and Roy Russell.
     She is survived by her husband, Fred “Mugs” Holcomb of Point Pleasant; and nieces and nephews, Charlie W. Pickens, Phillip A (Genny) Pickens, Sharon E. (Russell) Rogers, Michael E. (Sharon) Pickens, Paul (Pam) Pickens, Sheila Hall, Angie (Rick) Johnson and Sandy (Gilbert) Milliron.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Dan Lamphier officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from noon-1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 27, 2007
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Holcomb, Edna Ellen

     Edna Ellen Holcomb, 87, a former resident of Chillicothe Road, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Hemby residence, Evergreen. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born March 5, 1896, at Alice, Ohio, daughter of the late John V. and Mary Huntley Soles. She married Rev. Carey Holcomb on Dec. 18, 1915, in Gallipolis. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1971.
     Mrs. Holcomb is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Don (Bernice) Facemire, Kanauga and Mrs. Wilma Ward, Columbus. One daughter, Edith preceded her in death. Four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. She was the last of her immediate family. Three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Holcomb spent all her life in Gallia County. She was a member of the Gallipolis Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Eastern Avenue. Rev. George Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery [Huntington Township] at Alice. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 7-9 Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.
     Pallbearers will be Charles Saunders, Clyde Casto, Roger Cromlish, Clyde Dunlap, Bill Jewett and Raymond Dale Saunders.

[Note: Died April 27, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 28, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Holcomb, Edward Tupper

     Edward Tupper Holcomb was born in Huntington Township, Gallia County, Ohio, January 4th, 1822, and died at Vinton on the 6th day of February, 1895, of apoplexy.
     He was the youngest child of the late Gen. Samuel R. Holcomb and Sarah Ewing, the latter dying in 1850, and the former in 1867. Of this union eight children, who attained majority, were born, viz.: Gen. Anselm T. Holcomb, Mrs. Ann S. Holcomb, Mrs. Laura McMillin, Mrs. Taphena Matthews, Mrs. Calphurnia McUmber, Stephen Holcomb, John E. Holcomb, and the subject of this notice, all of whom have departed this life.
     Mr. Holcomb, in early manhood, was admitted to the Bar of Ohio, but never entered into the active practice of law. He chose the occupation of merchant, which he pursued until about twenty years ago, when he retired. He was united in marriage, on the 23rd day of February, 1847, to Mrs. Elizabeth (Mitchell) Moreland, with whom he lived almost half a century and leaves four children, viz.: Mrs. Chas B. Robinson, of Vinton, Chauncey M. Holcomb, of Gallipolis, Mrs. Thomas G. Trimbly, of Frazeysburg, and Walter Holcomb, of Vinton.
     He was, during his entire life, an omnivorous reader, and was probably at the time of his demise, the best posted man in English history in Gallia County. His favorite authors were Shakespeare, Pope, Dickens and Burns. His memory was phenomenally retentive, being able, as he was, to quote from scores of authors, scores of pages, and by the hour, and upon the moment. He was a Puritanically honest man, and died without owing any man a cent. He possessed a keen sense of humor, and had the highest regard for the truth. To his friends, he was as true as the needle to the north.
     “Lofty, and sour, to them that loved him not; But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.”
He ever manifested an intense interest in the political welfare of his country, which he freely and fearlessly discussed, and is the last of that Spartan, outspoken, intrepid, restless (but now resting) band of Union Abolitionist, at Vinton, with Union Forever, Right or Wrong, on their lips in the dark days of the Sixties, and of whom were Moses R. Matthews, Phineas Matthews, Hamilton H. Butler, Rev. Robinson Breare, Wm. Symmes, Stephen Wilcox, Duncan McLish, James Glenn, Dr. Ira Holcomb, Dr. Henry S. Eaton, George W. Eagle and George Ewing. He looked at death with the stoicism of an Epictetus and it came as he wished, sudden, painless and peaceful, “And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that Generation.”

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, Feb. 16, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Holcomb, Ella, [Elliott]

Dies in Clay Tp., - Rites at Bethel
     Mrs. Ella Holcomb, aged 78, widow of M. H. Holcomb, died at the home of her son, Elmer Holcomb, Bladen R.D. (clay tp) at 3 o'clock Satuday afternoon.
     Death resulted from pneumonia, which was the cause of three or four deaths in the county during the week-end. Mrs. Holcomb had been ill two weeks and critically so for one week.
     She was an Elliott before her marriage and was a lifelong resident of the section in whch she died. There survive in addition to the son, four daughters, Mrs. James Martin of this city; Mrs. Vance, who recently left here to join her husband in Huntington; Mrs. E. C. Bostic of Bladen and another whose name and adress were not learned.
     Funeral services were held this afternoon at Bethel, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial there by C. R. Halley.

[Note: There are no dates mentioned in this obituary and there is no burial record, but it states she is the widow of M. H. Holcomb. There is an M. Henry Holcomb buried in 1915 in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Township

Gallipolis newspaper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Holcomb, Elmer

Elmer Holcomb Claimed After Long Illness
     Elmer Holcomb, 69, a resident of Teen Run Road Rt. 2 Crown City died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer hospital. He had been in failing health for a year and his condition had been serious for the last three months.
     Mr. Holcomb was a fireman and was employed by the Dravo Corp., from 1934 to 1958. He had also engaged in farming. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian union at Swan Creek, the Swan Creek Grange, and the Gallia Masonic Lodge at Eureka.
     He was a lifelong resident of Ohio twp., where he was born Aug. 1, 1893, the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Elliott Holcomb. His marriage to the former Myrtle Shaw took place in Gallipolis on June 3, 1916, and she survives.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Everette (Lillian) Saunders of Gallipolis, John of Bridgeport, Wesley of Wheeling, W. Va., Clyde of West Jefferson, Mrs. Homer (Annabelle) Morgan of Mesa, Ariz., and Lee, Beallesville, Pa. A daughter Frances died in 1932. There are 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters who survive are Mrs. Margaret Frazier of Lancaster and Mrs. Eva Baldwin of Waverly. Five sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 7 p.m. Friday. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Died 1963. Handwritten date on obit reads, ["1-9-63."]

Unknown publication & date (found in scrapbook)
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig                                                                            Top of Page


Holcomb, Esther

     DIED -at Vinton, October 31st, 1869, Mrs. Esther Holcomb, wife of General A. T. Holcomb, in the 65th year of her age. Deceased was [the] daughter of the late Capt. Phineas Matthews, born April 7th, 1805, married to A. T. Holcomb, March 15th, 1825, died October 31st, 1869.

"To her ashes, Honor, Peace be with her;
Choirs of Angels sing her to her rest!"

     Jackson Standard, Middleport Press and Pomeroy Telegraph please copy.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 4, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holcomb, Grace Lydia [Breare]

MRS. HOLCOMB DEAD.
     Mrs. Grace Lydia Breare Holcomb, aged 67 years, wife of Judge A.T. Holcomb, died at the family home, 830 Ninth street, Sunday morning at 9:30 after a lingering illness with the stomach trouble. Besides her husband she leaves two sons. Anselm T. Holcomb, Jr., and R. Breare Holcomb.
     The funeral will take place at Mrs. Holcomb's native home, Vinton, Gallia county, Wednesday afternoon.

August 9, 1915
Portsmouth Daily Times.
Transcribed by Madge McClain Staley                                                             Top of Page


Holcomb, Hobart

IN MEMORY (A poem precedes the following.)
     Hobart Holcomb, son of Reuben W. and Jessie N. Holcomb, was born August 7, 1903, died May 9, 1937, aged 33 years, 8 months and 2 days. On June 17, 1921, he and Miss Adrah Buechler of Vinton were united in marriage and for 16 years their married life was one of glad, sweet song, being lovers until the death messenger came for him. It is so hard to understand why our loved ones have to be taken in early life when life is so sweet, yet we can say in our deep grief, "Thy will, oh Lord, not ours, be done." While he never united with any church, he was a loyal and most generous supporter of many. He was known and loved far and near for his kindness and ready help to those in need.
     Hobart has joined his beloved father who preceded him in death only eleven weeks ago, leaving his idolized wife, mother, three brothers, Ira of Logan, Carey of Gallipolis and Cline of Radcliff, six nieces and seven nephews of whom he was very fond, besides hosts of friends and neighbors who will with sadness miss his bright face and cheery greetings.

[Note: From death certificate mother's name given as Jessie Lang. His burial was at Vinton.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1937, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Hutsinpillar-Winsor-Gibbons file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Holcomb, Hollis June [Johnson]

Ill Eight Hours, Woman Dies
     Mrs. Lee Holcomb, 19, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in a Weirton, WV, hospital after an illness of about eight hours. Decedent had been poorly for some time. Hollis June Johnson Holcomb was born May 10, 1933, in Gallia County to Hollis Perkins (Pearly) Johnson and Gladys Campbell Johnson. The Holcombs were married Dec 15, 1951 in Gallipolis. Survivors include her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister.
     Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Providence Baptist Church, C.R. Hailey Funeral Home in charge. The Rev. W.H. Green, Pastor of the first Baptist Church, Gallipolis, will officiate. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Pearly Johnson, back of Bladen, until the funeral hour.

[Note: Death Certificate...Hollice June Holcomb born May 10, 1933; died Oct. 18, 1952. Cause of death was myocardial exhaustion, anemia and pregnancy. Burial: Bethel Cemetery. Parents Perkins Johnson and Myrle Shaw(mother listed different than obit.)]

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


Holcomb, John

     Died near Portland, Van Buren county, Iowa, Sept. 19th, Hon. John Holcomb, formerly a citizen of Gallia county, Ohio, aged about 78 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 13, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holcomb, John Robert

     John Robert Holcomb, 11, died Sunday morning in a Gallipolis hospital. He was born in Gallipolis, Dec 17, 1954, son of C. Wesley and the late Helen Wheeler Holcomb. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wesley Holcomb of Middleport, and two brothers, David of Virginia Beach, Va., and Charles, at home, and a half-sister, Cindy Miller of Baltimore, Md. Other suvivors are the grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle Holcomb of Gallipolis, Kenneth Wheeler of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Marcus Davis of Columbus.
     Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home with burial in Providence Cemetery.

[Tombstone reads Born 12-17-1954 - died 5-1-1966]

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1966
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Holcomb, Mary [Baxton]

Death Of Mrs. Mary Holcomb
     Another of our eldest residents has passed from us, having answered that summons which must be eventually answered by the whole human race.
     Last Wednesday, December 10, 1890, Mrs. Holcomb breathed her last, at her home on the Portsmouth Road. Mrs. Holcomb whose maiden name was Mary Baxton, was born in Lincolnshire, England in March, 1822. At an early age she moved with her parents to the United States and located in Albany, Meigs County, Ohio. She lived at this place until she was 18 years old, when she was married to Mr. Francis Holcomb, with whom she came to Gallipolis, where she lived ever since.
     Mr. Holcolm died ten years ago and his wife has since lived in the home place Mrs. Holcomb was not only one of the oldest but one of our honored residents. At the ripe age, after having encountered
"The conflicts and the strife And all the [can't read] discipline of life." She has been so true to the trusts reposed in her that not only her children, but a large circle of friends "rise up and call her blessed."
     The sons and daughters who survive her are Messrs. Henry and Frank Holcomb, Mrs. John Lupten, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, Mrs. Thomas Bell [or Ball], Mrs. James Shaw, Mrs. A.T. Duncan and Mrs. A.L. Waugh.
     Her funeral took place from her residence on Monday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. John Mascare[?].

From the worn brow the lines of care have swept
As if an angel [can't read], the while she slept
Had [can't read] the cobweb wrinkles quite away
And given back that peace of childhood days.
And on the lips the faint smile almost said
"None know life's secret but the happy dead".
No [can't read] where she lay, we know that pain
And parting could not [can't read] her soul again.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Holcomb, Ormazinda

DIED
     HOLCOMB—In Huntington township, June 19th, 1876, Miss Ormazinda Holcomb, aged 25 years.

[Note: Buried in Glenn Cemetery in Huntington Township]

Unknown Newspaper
June 1876
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Holcomb, Polly C.

     Mrs. Polly C. Holcomb died Friday, Dec. 2, 1904, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abram Evans, of Vinton. She was a widow of the late Samuel Holcomb and about 74 years of age. The funeral services were held Saturday at Brush Church, interment following beside her husband. She was a most esteemable old lady, highly respected by all who knew her and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her demise. Besides a brother, Richard Cahoon, of Obal, she is survived by five children, Richard, Will, Lee, Henry and Mrs. Abram Evans.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 16, 1904
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer


Holcomb, Reuben W.

Reuben W. Holcomb, A Section Foreman, Dies Early Today
     Reuben W. Holcomb, whose home was near Alice, died at the Holzer Hospital at 7:40 this morning. He was a native of Huntington tp.
     He was a section foreman on the Chesapeake & Ohio lines and had been in poor health since he was hurt in a collision while on duty near Minerton several years ago. After recuperating somewhat from his injuries, he entered the hospital and underwent an abdominal operation, and another operation was performed since he entered the hospital this month.
     Mr. Holcomb was twice married. His second wife and several children survive. Among the children are Rev. Carey Holcomb of this city, Ira of Ewington, and Hobart of near Vinton.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. George Sagen at the Vinton Baptist Church at 1:30 Wednesday. Burial in Vinton Memorial cemetery by Butler under the auspices of the McArthur Masons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Feb. 22, 1937

R. W. Holcomb Rites
     Funeral services for Reuben W. Holcomb will be held at the home near Alice, instead of at the Vinton Baptist Church, at 1:30 Wednesday. Rev. George Sagen will officiate. Burial will be under Masonic auspices in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Holcomb, Samuel R.

     Died, at Vinton, Gallia county, Ohio, on the night of the 24th of January, 1867, Gen'l. Samuel R. Holcomb, in the ninetieth year of his age. Gen'l Holcomb was born in Columbia county, N. Y. on the 28th of February, 1777—came to Gallipolis, Ohio, on the first day of January, 1800, where he remained until the 16th of January, 1802, when he was married to Sarah Ewing by the late Col. Robert Safford, then a Justice of the Peace; and on the 5th of April, 1805, he, with his wife and two children moved and settled themselves for life, on the lands upon which the (now) Town of Vinton stands, then a rude and unbroken wilderness.
     Being a man of great physical power and energy, he sat [sic] about clearing the forest, and, with his own hands, planted, sowed and reaped, and gathered into barns, and with the aid of a frugal and industrious wife, acquired all the necessaries and comforts of life, suited for himself and family; meantime, he became conspicuous among his neighbors and throughout his county, for his mental qualities and upright deportment—just to his Government and faithful to his country. He was a soldier in the war of 1812.       
     Frequently chosen to the office of Sheriff and Representative to the State Legislature. Finally, in all conditions of life he so demeaned himself as to challenge admiration and imitation.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 7, 1867

Holcomb, Samuel R.

     General Samuel R. Holcomb, departed this life January 24th, 1867, in the 90th year of his age. As a Tribute of Respect to the memory of Gen. S. R. Holcomb, this memoir is written.
     He located in Gallia county, and State of Ohio, in the year 1805,—and his first appearance in public life was, as Capt. of a military company organized under the military laws of Ohio. Although military officers in a time of profound peace, commanded no very great respect; not withstanding, his dignified appearance and manly deportment, with the requisite military pride,—attracted the attention of the community, who witnessed the display, and one in all united in saying that he merited a higher command—and would, at no distant day, rise to the first honors in the military department of Ohio; and it was but two seasons subsequently, until he was honored with the command of the whole body of the militia of Gallia county, with the rank of Colonel.
While holding that command, the war with Great Britain, of 1812–'15, was inaugurated.—Col. Holcomb received orders to hold himself and staff, in readiness to take the field at a minute's warning. This notice was received with much satisfaction, as he desired to take an active part in repelling the invasion of Ohio by the combined forces of the British and Indians, on the northwestern portion of the State. But officers having precedence by dates of commissions were first called, by which, Col. Holcomb was deprived of his cherished aspirations.
     So great was his thirst for battle scenes, that, on the call of Governor Meigs, in August, 1813, for volunteers to repel a threatened invasion of Ohio, Col. Holcomb, with other volunteers, to the number of 10,000, marched to Gov. Meigs' head-quarters at Upper Sandusky, where they were organized and ready to march to any point when ordered. In that organization, Col. Holcomb was appointed an aid-de-camp [sic] to Brigadier Gen. E. W. Tupper where he continued in service until the disbandment of the whole body of volunteers.
     So prompt and energetic was he in all things, that on the contingency of a vacancy in the field, of Brigadier General in the 3d division of Ohio, Col. Holcomb was promoted to fill the vacancy, and it is due him to say, that no field officer has since discharged the duties of that office with more satisfaction to officers and privates. He was, at all times, prompt in keeping up a well-organized militia. As he was vigilant in the discharge of all trusts confided to him, the Commissioners of Gallia county appointed him collector of all the revenue of the county. The system of collecting revenue, was not then as at the present day—that tax-payers were compelled to hunt the collector, but the collector was compelled to hunt the tax-payers. About the same time, he was elected Sheriff of Gallia county,—the labor of which, with that of collector, was more than he could well accomplish—so that he was compelled to postpone collections of revenue; not withstanding, his annual settlements were made, honestly, and squarely,—all deficiencies were made up of his other means. In the meantime, an omission to collect, operated greatly to his disadvantage, as many of those who owed revenue had gone to parts unknown, while small amounts would not justify the expense of collection; and when he surrendered the trust of collector he found that his assets and profits were much less than he had anticipated. The office of Sheriff required him to travel over a large space of country, for such fees as would hardly defray expenses, so that when he had given up both offices and returned to his home, he found himself delinquent—which required the use of much of his private means to discharge all his liabilities.         
     Consequently, his latter days were not spent in independence and ease, as he desired; although, he had, from the resources of quite an extensive farm, a sufficiency to keep him from want. The office of collector he held as long as he desired to hold it, and the office of Sheriff some twelve years, and in all his settlements, never was he found delinquent, not even to a dollar.—He was proverbially honest and faithful in all his public transactions. Indeed, so great was public confidence in him, that when he was solicited to become a candidate for the Legislature, he was elected without opposition, or if any, but little. While a member, he was placed on committees requiring much legal research, and acquaintance with general and local matters, to enable the members to acquit themselves with any degree of credit. But, on all such occasions, he discharged his duty to the entire satisfaction of the Legislature.
     While yet in early life, he became instrumental in the organization of a Masonic Lodge in Gallipolis, and no one was more prompt in carrying out the great principles of that institution.—Unity, brotherly love and benevolence, seemed to be the attributes of his heart—and he lived to see masonry in Gallia county, grow and flourish like "a green Bay tree."
     And to say, that Gen. Samuel R. Holcomb was one of the most useful and distinguised citizens of his county, is but to speak of him, as he was—in truth he was one of nature's noblemen. He possessed the rudiments of a good English education, which he had cultivated to considerable extent. He had attended the higher free-schools of New England; and had he been classically educated, he would have shown [sic] with brilliancy in the halls of legislation, where nature designed him; or if he could have been prepared in early life, for the camp and the field, he would have rose [sic] on the pinnacle of fame, and his name would have been enrolled with the abler Generals of America. But he is gone, and long will the name of Gen. Samuel R. Holcomb be remembered by the oldest inhabitants of Gallia county.
     L. N.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 28, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holcomb, Sarah [Ewing]

     Departed this life Sept. 26th, 1850, Mrs. Sarah Holcomb, consort of Gen. Samuel R. Holcomb, in the 68th year of her age. The deceased was born in the State of Virginia, April 21st, 1783. Being thrown into existence at the close of our Revolutionary struggle, and nurtured in childhood under the influence of the severer habits of those earlier days, she was prepared, mentally and physically, for those arduous labors and responsible duties which she sustained in such a remarkable manner.
     At 18 years of age (1801), her parents emigrated to this county, settled in Huntington township, then a wilderness.-----Soon after, she became a wife, and at length the mother of a numerous family. Her untiring assiduities were put in requisition to train up her children in habits of industry, economy, virtue and piety, to usefulness and respectability, and if any of them fail to attain those excellencies, it will not be for lack of maternal precept or example. Her distinguishing traits of characteristics were firmness of decision, promptitude in action and untiring perseverance in the execution of her designs.
     Her labors were not confined to her own family; for many years she ministered to the relief of suffering mothers in those scenes of trial and distress which peculiarly demand the aid of the wise, skillful and prudent. But amid all the assiduities of this life, her immortal interests were not forgotten or neglected. She had been a member of the Presbyterian church for a number of years before her death, and died in heavenly hope of immortal blessedness. But the longest life soon hastens to its close---the day of her departure has come.     
    Her last sickness was long and painful. For months, the hopes and fears of her friends alternated, as her symptoms became more or less favorable---but from the first, she had a settled conviction that she should not recover. Her funeral was attended on Friday, 27th, by a numerous congregation.---The services were performed by Rev. H. R. Howe. The text for the occasion was Mark 14: 8, "She hath done what she could." All her surviving children enjoyed the painful pleasure of following her mortal remains to the place appointed for all the living.

Her labors done, securely laid
In this her last retreat,
Unheeded o'er her silent dust,
The storms of life shall beat.

Gallipolis Journal
October 10 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page


Hollandsworth, James Madison

Former Gallia County Minister Dies In Huntington
     Rev. James Madison Hollandsworth, 78 years old, died at his home in Huntington Wednesday night after a long illness. Rev. Hollandsworth was a prominent Baptist Minister who at one time was in charge of Good Hope Church, near Crown City and was well known throughout the county. He had been retired several years.
He is survived by his widow and one sister. His body was taken to Lincoln County, WV for burial.

[Note: Death Certificate: born Sept. 1, 1848 (VA); died Jan. 5, 1927 Huntington, Cabell County, WV; 78 years 4 months and 4 days of age. Wife-Ella Short. Parents: Peter and Mary Hollandsworth. Burial Smith Cemetery, Lincoln Co. WV]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 6, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Holley, Audra Ernestine [Halley]

     Audra Ernestine Holley, 80, Gallipolis, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998 at Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Victor and Edith Slater Halley, she was retired following 25 years service at Gallipolis Developmental Center.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Denville Holley and by two sisters and two brothers. Surviving are two daughters, Sue (Charles) McGuire of Grove City and Lynn (Edward) Gardner of Gallipolis; two sons, Roger (Carolyn) Holley and Charles Denville (Mary) Holley, Jr., both of Gallipolis, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jake Halley of Tennessee, Lary Halley of Bidwell and Virgil Halley of Williamport and two sisters, Patricia clarke of Columbus and Betty Lane of Crown City.  
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 9, 1998
Submitted by F.K. Brown


Holley, Charles Deville "Dink"

     Charles Deville "Dink" Holley 63 of Gallipolis, Rt 3, husband of Audra Halley Holley, died yestersay in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs Charles (Sue) McGuire of Grove City, and Mrs Edward (Lynn) Gardner of Gallipolis, and two sons Roger and Charles Holley, Jr both of Gallipolis. Funeral 1 p m tomorrow at Waugh- Halley- Wood Funeral home, burial in Ohio Valley Mermory Gardens, friends may call grom 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Saturday 9 Feb 1980
Submitted by Ernie Wright                                                                             Top of Page


Holley, Charles Kermit

Gallia Airman Dies Suddenly In California
     Charles Kermit Holley, 35, [25], who was stationed at George Air Force Base, California, died suddenly Sunday at the base hospital where he had been a patient suffering from pneumonia for three days. He was a native of Gallipolis, where he was born on Nov. 8, 1932, the son of Orville P. and Audrey Higgins Holley, who survive. Other members of his family who survive are a brother James L. (Jeep) Holley, who is home on leave from another Air Base on the West Coast and a sister, Judy, who is an eighth grade student in the Gallipolis schools.
     His mother resides at 38 Mill Creek Rd., and the father is a resident of Nitro, W. Va.
Holley was married to the former Janet Tisdale at Las Vegas, Nev., on May 4, 1957, and she survives. The body is being shipped to Miller’s Home for Funerals and funeral arrange-ments will be announced after its arrival.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 3, 1958

Airman’s Rites To Be Sunday
     The body of Charles K. Holley, 25, who died suddenly on Sunday at the George Air Force base in California will arrive in Athens at 9:34 p.m. today, accompanied by Sgt. Charles T. Bosley, escort. It will be taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Audrey Higgins Holley at 35 Mill Creek Rd. There friends may call from Friday evening until the funeral hour 1 p.m. Sunday.
     Funeral services will be held in the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Vernon Shafer officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. A firing squad will be furnished for the last rites by the Lockbourne Air Force Base, near Columbus.

[Note: 11/8/1932 - 3/1/1958]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 6, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Holley, Elizabeth

Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Holley
     Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Holley died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meadows at Island Side Monday night, February 21, 1921, at eight o'clock after a long illness. The body will be shipped to Glenwood, W.Va., at which place burial services will be held.
     Mrs. Holley leaves four children, Mrs. W. J. Meadows, A. R. Holley, C. W. Holley and Henry Holley of Fulton, Ky. She was a member of the M. E. Church at Fairfield, W. Va., and has made her home for sometime with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Meadows of this city. Wetherholt & Entsminger have charge of the burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 22, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Holley, O. O. (Pete)

O. O. Holley
     Word has been received of the death of O.O. (Pete) Holley. Mr. Holley, 76, a former Gallia County resident, died Jan. 13. He is survived by one son, James L. (Jeep) Holley and one daughter, Mrs. Judy Dillon, both of Gallipolis. Cook and Pauley Funeral Home of Nitro, W.Va., was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were Jan. 15 and Holley was interred at the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Cross Lanes, W.Va.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 11, 1985
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Holley, Susan

Obituary
     Mrs. Susan Holley, wife of H.P. Holley, died March 8, 1885, after an illness of some time. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and had been a faithful member about 21 years. she died a Christian's death. She leaves a husband and four children and a wide circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was a kind and affectionate Mother and companion and her little children will miss her so.

God has called dear Susan home,
To His bright and happy home;
Tho' we loved thee, dearest Susan
We have said His will be done.
Tho' we miss thee, dearest SISTER,
We will not murmur nor complain,
For thou hast gone to dwell with Jesus,
And her loved ones at home,
Tho' our hearts are filled with sadness,
When we think of her vacant house--
For a home without a mother,
Is a sad and lonely place.
Tho' has gone to join the angels,
She will know us when we come
                 Jennie Call
                 Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio

Gallipolis Paper
March 8, 1885
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                   Top of Page


Holloway, Ida May

     Died, in this city, June 27th, 1869, Ida May, daughter of F. M. and M. A. Holloway; aged 4 months and 16 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 8, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holloway, John W.

Death of Capt. John W. Holloway
     Capt. John W. Holloway, a brother of Mr. James H. Holloway, of this city, died at his residence on Front Street, Gallipolis, Ohio, October 3, 1896 at the age of 75 years. The deceased was born at Mercer's Bottom, this county and was for 59 years a Captain on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The last boat he commanded was the Bostona in the Cincinnati and Pomeroy trade and contracted the la-grippe from which he never recovered.
     He was one time Mayor of Gallipolis. He was a man universally beloved and respected.
He left brothers, the Hon. C.M. Holloway of Cincinnati; Capt. James Holloway of Point Pleasant; Mr. Timothy Holloway of Mercer's Bottom and Capt. F.M. Holloway of Gallipolis. Sisters--Mrs. J.W. Ross of Bush's Mill, Gallia County and Mrs. Samuel Gillen of Ohio.
     He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and his funeral services will be conducted at the Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis, at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. Dillon, the interment following at Mound Hill.
The pallbearers will be J.M. Kerr, Judge Thomas, Enoch Russell, Capt. R.L. Hamilton, Capt. Maddy and Capt. John Martin.

Captain Holloway Dead
(Special dispatch to the Enquirer)

GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, OCTOBER 3
     Captain John Holloway, one of the oldest steamboat masters, who ran this river when it was navigated by flatboats years ago and a brother of Commodore C.M. Holloway of Cincinnati, died here today of consumption. He ran the river for half a century and for the past 30 years has trodden the hurricane decks of Big Sandy packets. He was extensively known in Cincinnati, where most of his relatives live and at every port between Pomeroy and the Queen City. He was 76 years of age and leaves a wife and one child.

Death of Captain John Holloway at Gallipolis
     Captain John Holloway, notice of whose death in Gallipolis appeared in these columns yesterday, was the father of the late Pilot William Holloway. Capt. Holloway was one of the pioneer boatmen of the Great Kanawha and Ohio Rivers and was one among the original pilots. His last steamboating was on the Bostona, which boat he commanded in the Pomeroy and Cincinnati trade, resigned after the death of his son, William.
He was a social, kindly man, who loved his neighbor, was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and after a long and industrious life of usefulness, died in peace, leaving a widow and many relatives and friends to mourn his demise.

Captain John Holloway
A Veteran Riverman, Passes To The Great Beyond
(Special by Telegraph to the Times-Star)

     Gallipolis, Ohio, Oct. 3--Captain John M. Holloway, aged seventy-six, well known steamboat captain died at his home on Front Street Saturday of complications of diseases. He was one of the oldest steamboat men in Western waters, having begun his career as a flatboat man, before the days of the Ohio River steam crafts and continued in active service until a few years ago, when ill health enforced his retirement.
He was a brother of Commodore C.M. Holloway of Cincinnati and father of the late Wm. Holloway, one of the most daring and skillful pilots whoever handled the wheel.
The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon.

Death of John W. Holloway

     Capt. John W. Holloway passed away at his home on Front Street last Saturday morning, aged 75 years. Four years ago he suffered an attack of la-grippe, from which he never recovered. His lungs were affected and two weeks ago was compelled to take his bed. He gradually grew worse until he passed away as above stated.
     Capt. Holloway was born Oct. 5, 1821 in Mason County, WV. In 1848 he was united in married to Miss Mary Pollock. Five children blessed the union, only one of whom, Mrs. Frank Bell, survives him. He moved to this city in 1866 and has resided here ever since.
     Capt. Hollloway was one of the old line of steamboatmen, having commenced his career on flatboats. For a number of years he was an honored and trusted employee of the Big Sandy Company, being master of some of the finest boats of that famous line. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and died firm in the faith.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. J.W. Dillon officiating. Interment at Mound Hill, by Hayward & Son. The pallbearers were J.M. Kerr, Judge J.J. Thomas, Enoch Russell, Capt. R. L. Hamilton, Capt. Ed Maddy and Capt. John Martin.

To His Reward
Capt. John Holloway, A Pioneer Steamboatman, Answers The Call
     By the death of John W. Holloway, at his home on Front Street at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, another pioneer steamboatman and time honored citizen passes over to the silent majority. He had been an invalid for about four years, ever since he was a victim of the la-grippe which affected his lungs and left him in impaired health. He was taken bedfast two weeks ago and rapidly faded away. He was resigned to death and welcomed the summons. He fell asleep in the tender arms of Him , who maketh and doeth all things, surrounded by those whose loving hands had cared for him.
     Capt. Holloway was born Oct. 5, 1821, and was therefore seventy-five years of age at the time of his death. His native home was Mason County, WV, where he was reared and educated. He was the son of Joseph and Mary Shelpman Holloway and a gentleman firm in his convictions and fearless in his duty. He came to Gallipolis in 1866 and has resided here ever since. Deceased was married to Miss Mary Pollock, Jan. 25, 1848 and by their union five children were born, three dying in infancy and son, Capt. William Holloway, about six years since, thereby only leaving one to survive him, viz: Mrs. Frank Bell, besides two grandchildren, Miss Bessie Bell, of this city and Mr. Gerrard Holloway of Huntington.
     Capt. Holloway ranked among our pioneer steamboatmen, having followed the river since a mere boy, when flatboats were the only crafts that navigated the stream. Altogether, he was on the river a half century. The first steamer he piloted on the Kanawha River packet Elk. Since then he was on different boats, up till the time he retired from the river on account of ill health. He was master on the Big Sandy packets for years and trod the hurricane decks of the Bostona and Telegraph for eight years. He was regarded as a cautious captain and faithful employee and was one of the oldest commanders on the White Collar Line boats. He was [missing word] happy in his relations to his [missing word] and generous hearted and kind to the world at large. He knew not evil and his departure from this life closes a [missing word] career.
     He was united with the Presbyterian Church in the winter of '78. His funeral will be held Monday afternoon (his 76th birthday anniversary) at 2 o'clock , Rev. J.W. Dillon officiating. Interment will be at Mound Hill under the direction of Hayward & Son. Pallbearers selected by the family: J.M. Kerr, Judge J.J. Thomas, Enoch Russell, Capt. R. F. Hamilton, Capt. Ed Maddy ad Capt. John Martin.

Death of Capt. Holloway
     Capt. John W. Holloway died at his residence on Front Street int his city at 9 o'clock, this Saturday morning, Oct. 3, 1896. He was born in Mason County, WV, Oct. 5, 1821 and would have been 75 years old next Monday. He embarked on the river for a livelihood when only sixteen years old and was first a pilot and did his first work in the Kanawha River on the steamer Elk, climbing higher and higher on various steamers too numerous to mention until he became the Master of the finest boats of the Big Sandy Packet Company and commanded the Telegraph and Bostona so long that he felt and called them his home. Four years ago he was brought home on the Bostona, sick with la-grippe and with one exception when he took the Congo to Cincinnati for Capt. Maddy the following April, he had done no river business since. He improved from that attack of la-grippe but never recovered and continued feeble and became more and more so with his advancing years and when that excessive hot weather of last April came it cut him down dreadfully and with few exceptions he has not left his home since, but plucky and determined he never took his bed until a couple of weeks ago, when physical endurance could endure no longer. To say that his death is regretted by his is to say too little. Those who knew him will mourn his departure as a relative, so manly, so kind, so considerate and charitable and sympathetic and possesed as he was of almost every virtue that we most admire.
He was married to Miss Mary Pollock, of Wheeling, January 25, 1848. By her he became the father of five children, three of whom died in infancy and the big hearted Capt. WIll Holloway, who died six years ago in November, Mrs. Fannie Bell, wife of Mr. Frank Bell, being his only surviving child. These and the widow of his son Will, so inexpressibly near and dear to him and his grandchildren, Bessie Bell and Girard Holloway, so much beloved by him, are left as the outgrowth of that marriage to mourn a loss that has no recompense in this life.
     He left brothers, the Hon. C.M. Holloway of Cincinnati; Capt. James Holloway of Pt. Pleasant; Mr. Timothy Holloway of Mercer's Bottom, WV and Capt. F.M. Holloway of this city. Sisters--Mrs. J.W. Ross of Bush's Mill, this county and Mrs. Sam Gillen of Ohio.
     He has been a resident of this city for thirty years, coming here from Mercer's Bottom.
All through his sickness he has been visited by scores from Captains to roustabouts white and colored, rich and poor. None knew him but to respect and love him. He served the city as Mayor from 79 to 81 and retired with esteem of all. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and his funeral services will be conducted at the Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. Dillon, the interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. The pallbearers will be J.M. Kerr, Jude Thomas, Enoch Russell, Capt. R.L. Hamilton, Capt. Maddy and Capt. John Martin.
     Hon. C.M. Holloway, son Charles and nephew, Mr. Henry Holloway, of Cincinnati; Capt. James Holloway and wife; Mrs. Joseph Holloway, Mrs.[missing] Holloway and son Fred of Pt. Pleasant; Mr. Tim Holloway and wife of Mercer's Bottom; Mrs. Campbell and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dr. Campbell of Glenwood; Mrs. WIll Holloway and son, Girard, of Huntington and Mrs. Carrie Mann of Danville, VA, are here in attendance upon the funeral of the late Capt. John Holloway. The funeral services were largely attended.

Gallipolis Papers
May, 1896
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Holloway, Martha [Langley]

Death of Mrs. Holloway
     Mrs. Martha Holloway, mother of Mrs. Margaret Brown of Chestnut St., died Monday morning at the Brown home. Mrs. Holloway had made her home in Ironton with her daughter for the past nine years, coming here from Gallipolis and is well known by a large circle of friends. Her death was sudden and was due to heart trouble. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made but will be held at Gallipolis.
     The deceased was born eighty-five years ago at Gallipolis and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Langley. She was reared in Gallipolis and was the last survivor of a large family. She is survived by the following children: Earl S. of Olympia, Wash., Lud J. of Van Loys, Calif., Eugene W., of Washington C. H., Mrs. Anna Dean of Akron, O., and Mrs. Margaret Brown of Ironton.—Irontonian.
     The remains of Mrs. Halloway [sic] arrived this afternoon and were taken to the home of her niece Mrs. Edgar Vanden. The funeral will be held at 5 p.m. today from Mrs. Vanden’s home by Rev. Mr. Beery with interment at Mound Hill by Hayward. The pall bearers are Frank Bell, J. T. Soden, Alfred and Elmer Davis.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, May 10, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Holloway, Mary J. [Pollock]

Mrs. Holloway Passed Away
She Had Relatives Living In This City
Had Been Ill For Several Months Before She Was Called By Death

     Mrs. Mary Holloway, wife of the late Captain John Holloway, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Bell, on Third Street, Saturday morning at one o'clock, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Holloway has been a resident of Gallipolis since in the sixties and has several relatives in this city. Mrs. Holloway leaves two sisters, Mrs. Anne Wey of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. F.W. Spencer of Huntington, who are the last of a prominent family of Wheeling, WV. She was the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Stephen Pollock of Wheeling, WV, who moved to Gallia county in the early sixties.
     Mrs. Holloway was a kind woman with a smile and a word for everyone and whose kindness will be remembered by her friends long after she has passed away.
Girard Holloway of this city is her grandson.

DIED
     Mrs. Mary Holloway of Gallipolis, sister of Mrs. S.W. Spencer of this city, died Friday evening and will be buried Monday.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1826 Wheeling, WV; died May 12, 1906; 80 years of age]

Gallipolis Papers
May, 1906
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Holloway, Mary J.

Death of Mrs. Holloway
     Mrs. Mary J. Holloway, widow of the late Capt. John W. Holloway, died Saturday morning, May 12, 1906, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Bell on Third Ave., aged about 79 years.
     Mrs. Holloway was born near Swan Creek in this county, her maiden name being Pollock. She married Capt. John W. Holloway and they lived in Wheeling for some time, moving to Gallipolis in the sixties. She was the mother of five children all of whom have preceded her except Mrs. Bell. Her husband died about ten years ago. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Bell, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ann Wey of Columbus and Mrs. Francis Spencer of Huntington.
     She had been in declining health for three years and had been confined to the house since last October. She was an intelligent, refined, highly esteemed lady and those who knew her will mourn her death.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, by Rev. Lewis assisted by Rev. Armentrout, interment following at Pine Street cemetery, by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 18, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Holloway, Mattie

Death of Mattie Holloway
     Miss Mattie A. Holloway died suddenly while she lay asleep at the residence of her parents at about 11:30 p.m., Thursday evening Dec. 26, 1895, passing away without a struggle to make the exit from all earthly things.
     She had been weak and somewhat ill from stomach trouble for a long time and a week ago Sunday morning, she was taken quite ill. Her trouble developed into typhoid fever. The disease, to all outward appearances, progressed favorably and everything that could possible be done to assist nature in working out, a cure was not spared. Even to Sunday she was scarcely regarded as dangerous and yesterday, sat propped up in bed and conversed with different members of the family.
     At about 10:30 p.m. she fell asleep and at about 11:30 it was discovered by her sister Mamie, who was watching by her bedside at the time, that she had passed away. It was a terrible shock to all of them. Heart failure was the immediate cause of her death.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. J.W. Dilles, of the M.E. Church, her burial following at Mount Hill by Hayward & Son.
     She was a daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Frank M. Holloway and 31 years old last September. She was of sweet and exceedingly amiable disposition and a great favorite among her acquaintances and her death causes universal sorrow.
     She was a graduate of our public school and had acted as Governess in Mr. Pullman's family at Kanawha but had never taught. Afterward she learned the millinery business with Miss Sophie Naegele and was with Miss Belle Coffman for five years. Her delicate health, however, would not permit her continuous occupation and she did considerable work at home up to the very day of her death, which is more than ordinary sad one.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday Evening, Dec. 27, 1895
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Holloway, William F.

Death of Captain William F. Holloway

     William F. Holloway, only son of Captain John Holloway, of the Bostona and a nephew of Commodore Charles M. Holloway of this city, died in Gallipolis at the home of his father yesterday. He leaves a wife and one boy about 8 years old.
     Billy (that's what everybody called him) was a Louisville and Pittsburgh pilot and stood at the head of his profession and no man who was better known or more beloved on the river. His figure and appearance was fine and his heart went out to the boys in genuine jollity and cheerfulness that made him a favorite wherever he went. Men but looked into his handsome, manly face and the depths of his brown eyes and loved him.
Generous and impulsive Billy! He was saluted and hailed wherever he went. No man ever had grander ideas of truth, of friendships or honor than Billy. He was the champion at all times of the weak, the oppressed or wronged --the embodiment of all that made the olden knights.
     Today the flags will droop at half mast and a thousand friends will drop a tear for their departed friend. The family has the sympathy of all who knew him, while his father with whom the ties grew stronger from boyhood to manhood and death may still comfort himself in the grandson that's left and the thought that he is the father to such a man as Billy, who has not died but passed to rest and peace and the company of good men gone before.

Death of Captain Will F. Holloway
     While it was understood that Capt. Holloway was suffering from valvular disease of the heart and would never, perhaps, be sufficiently well again to engage in active duties, it was fondly hoped when we went to press last week, by friends and physician that he would get about again and live for sometime. Indeed on Wednesday, last, he sat up all day, ate a hearty supper and declared he felt better, but at 3:30 Thursday morning, death came suddenly and unexpectedly.
     Capt. Holloway had been in poor health since last January when he suffered from la grippe, but he kept at his post, only quitting the river in August. The last work he did was on the Government steamer, Woodruff and the pilot's duties on that boat were very onerous, perhaps hastening his ill health. About the middle of October he came up here from his home in Huntington to be with his parents and mother and wife gave him careful and loving attention while his physican, who was a person friend, did all that could be done to restore him to health and vigor, but without avail.
     He felt that his end was near, but told his friends that he was "ready and not afraid". His funeral services ere conducted at the M.E. Church, by Rev. Jonathan Moncure, Saturday afternoon, after which his remains were laid away in the beautiful cemetery of Mound Hill.
     He was the only son of Captain and Mrs. John Holloway, living and had a wide acquaintance on the river from Pittsburgh to Louisville and on the Kanawha, having learned those rivers perfectly when a mere boy of 14 years and as a pilot had no superiors.
     He was married in 1877 to Miss Ella Ricketts, of Guyandotte, who with an eleven year old son survives him. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Bell, of this city. His friends were only limited by his acquaintances. He was of a broad and generous nature, honorable, manly and true and devoted to his family, who are overwhelmed with grief at his departure and who have the deepest sympathy of all in their great loss.

Death of Captain William Holloway

     When announced to our readers last week that Capt. Holloway was quite sick, we had no idea that his end was so near. This opinion, it seems, was shared by most, if not all, of his friends. When therefore, last Thursday morning we heard of his death, which took pace at 3 a.m. that day, we were much shocked and it was hard to realize that he was indeed gone to "that unexplored country, from whose bourn no traveller returns".
      Captain Holloway or "Will" as we knew him, was the only son of Captain John Holloway, so well and honorably known among us. He was a young man of admirable traits of character, cheerful, good hearted and popular with his many associates in business and other capacities. He was a prominent man to steamboat circles, having served in responsible positions on all of the boats of the Cincinnati, Pomeroy, Portsmouth and Big Sandy Packet line which passed this port, besides others. When taken sick, he was holding a position on the Government Snag boat, E.A. Woodruff. Being in possession of a remarkably strong constitution and apparently vigorous health, until within the last year, his sickness was peculiarly trying and his death a more than ordinary shock to his relatives and friends. For some time he was residing in Huntington, WV; but several months since, having been stricken down with a very severe attack of "la grippe" and his strength never having been the same since, he being compelled to take to his bed, hew was in September moved to his parents home in this city, where in the presence of his wife and son and other near and dear ones, he breathed his last at the time above named.
     He was married in Feb. 1877 to Miss Ella Ricketts of Huntington, WV, who with his son, a bright boy of eleven years, survive him and with whom and his parents and sister we deeply sympathize to this their hour of sore affliction.
     His funeral took place from the Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. John Moncure officiating, assited by Revs. P.A. Baker and R.R. Coulter. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Death of Will Holloway

     Capt. Wm. F. Holloway, only son of Capt. John W. Holloway, one among the best known Cincinnati and Louisville packet pilots died at his father's residence in Gallipolis, Ohio, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 1890 and was buried in Gallipolis Cemetery on Saturday following.
     He was extensively known and held in high esteem for his kind and generous disposition. The very deep and general sorrow at his sudden death, the shock to the community, the multiplied offers of kind attention and Christian courtesy to the bereaved family, the thronged church and cemetery on the day of burial, all attested the strong hold he had on his companions and the public generally. He was well and favorably known here.
     Besides a wife and son, he leaves a large number of relatives and a wide circle of friends to mourn his untimely death.

Captain Wm. Holloway Dead
     Will Holloway, the well-known Ohio River pilot, died at the home of his parents in Gallipolis, at 3:30 o'clock last Thursday morning, of dropsical afflection of the heart. His wife, nee Miss Ella Rickkets, was called from this city to the bedside of her dying husband about two weeks ago, his illness at the time having taken a serious turn.
     The deceased resided in this city, with his family, for a number of years and was well and favorably known to most of our citizens. The wife and young son, in their sad bereavement, have the sympathy of the entire community.
Huntington Commercial

DIED
     Pilot William Holloway, of this city, who was a pilot on the Bostona and one of the most popular and efficient riverman known to our people, died last Thursday of dropsy. His funeral took place Saturday, attended by a large concourse of our people. He is the son of Capt. John Holloway, was 39 years of age and leaves a wife and one child.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1852 Mason County, WV; died Nov. 20, 1891]

Gallipolis Papers [plus other area papers]
November 1891
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                         
    Top of Page


Holly, George

     An inmate of the County Infirmary, named George Holly, aged about 42 years, died on Sunday week, 10th inst. He was from Guyan township.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 21, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holman, Eliphalet

Another Revolutionary Soldier Gone
     DIED, at his son's residence, in Porter, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 6th of January, 1853, Mr. Eliphalet Holman, in the 89th year of his age. Mr. H. was born in Berkshire county, Mass., twelve years before the commencement of the war of the Revolution, and lived to see his country enjoy the happy fruits of that arduous struggle, which gave him liberty, 69 years. He was in the army at the close of the war, and received his discharge from Gen. Washington. He carried the scars of that sanguinary conflict to his grave. His leg was pierced by a musket ball, and his arm nearly severed by a British sword. His life was that of a peaceful citizen, and consistent christian, and he died revered and beloved by those who knew him.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 24, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holman, Julius Augustus

     In Porter, on the 14th instant, Julius Augustus, son of Marcus E. and Cynthia Holman, in the 5th year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 25, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holmes, Agness

     Died at the residence of her son in Middleport, Meigs county, O., on the 5th inst., Mrs. Agness Holmes, in the 80th year of her age. The deceased was a native of Augusta county, Virginia, but has resided for the last fourteen years in this State, and acquired many friends, also established a character for honesty, industry, and sobriety equalled by few and surpassed by none. She was a member of the Presbyterian church many years, and died in a firm belief of a glorious immortality through the merits of a crucified Redeemer.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 26, 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page


Holmes, Alice

Wife of Melvin Holmes Passes
     Mrs. Alice Holmes, wife of Melvin H. Holmes, died at 11:30 Wednesday forenoon at their home on Poplar Ridge in Cheshire tp. She suffered a stroke several years ago and another a few days ago.
     Mrs. Holmes was a native and lifelong resident of that community. She was a daughter of the late John Coughenour and was born Aug. 22, 1866, and was therefore, in her 73rd year. She was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist church and was a woman of high character and genuinely esteemed in that community. Her husband is quite well-known here and in other parts of the county.
     Decedent is survived by besides her husband, one son, Ferdie, who has been living at the parental home lately; a grandson, Oliver Wendall Holmes, who is with his mother in New York, and by two sisters, Mrs. Angeline Gordon of Bidwell and Mrs. Lew Shaver of Fostoria.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Stephenson at the Poplar church at 2 o'clock Saturday. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: From tombstone, d. 1939]

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


Holmes, Bettie

     Mrs. Henry Holmes, wife of the colored sexton of the Pine Cemetery, died last night (Wednesday). Mr. Holmes's great afflictions have been mentioned on several occasions before. His entire family have been prostrated with dangerous illness, it is supposed from bad water and unhealthy surroundings. It was supposed that the family was somewhat on the mend. His daughter ill for many weeks was beginning to go about some; but Mrs. Holmes seems to have been taken suddenly worse and died. She was a very fine woman and Mr. Holmes will have the sympathy of all.
     The Cemetery trustees should see to it at once that his house is elevated and his situation improved.
     The funeral services took place this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Third Street Baptist Church, Rev. Smith, the Pastor officiating after which the burial at Pine Street Cemetery was conducted by Hayward and Sons.

[Note: died March 28, 1893; 43 years of age]

Gallipolis Journal
March 29, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Holmes, Fannie [Rowley]

Wife of John Holmes Died Last Evening
Husband Had Long Been in Distressing Health--Funeral Set For 2 [p.m.] Monday
     Mrs. Fannie Holmes, wife of John Holmes, died at 7:45 last evening at their home on Poplar Ridge. She had been ill only a week and her death was due to pneumonia. At frequent intervals there had been mention in these columns of the infirmities and afflictions of Mr. Holmes; but the news of her passing will come as a surprise to many of their friends. Mr. Holmes, in addition to being in poor health, has been quite blind for a good while.

Native of Iowa
     Mrs. Holmes was in her 73rd year, having been born in Iowa on Nov. 23, 1864. She was a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Dickerson Rowley. She was twice married. Her first husband, Benjamin E. James, who lived in sight of Kyger. They were married on March 21, 1888 and of this union four children survive; Mrs. Deffie Swisher, Ethel, wife of Clarence Grover, Jeanie[?] wife of Clyde Rupe and Corbie James, all of whom live in Cheshire Township.
     She and Mr. Holmes were married June 14, 1920. There are two surviving sisters Mrs. Alice Guy of Clyde, Kansas and Mrs. Maria Fife of Cheshire.
     While Mr. & Mrs. Holmes lived at an end of Poplar Ridge, their farm was the second one beyond A.O. Rupe's in the direction of Kyger.
     Funeral services will be held at Poplar Ridge at 2 o'clock Monday, in charge of Rev. J.L. Stephenson. Burial there by J.L. Coleman.

[Note: She is buried as a James]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 20, 1937
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Holmes, Ira Henry

Henry Holmes, Retired Barber, Dies On Sunday
     Ira Henry Holmes, 85, a retired Gallipolis barber, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Marvin Stewart, 108 Pine St., at 5 p.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for five years and his condition worsened last Tuesday.
     He first operated as a barber on the old river boats, the Ben Hurr and Kanawha. Later he opened and operated a shop on Third Ave. below Pine St. and maintained it for a period of 30 years. He was also with the Hill brothers shop, located where the Duke dry cleaners are now situated, for a period of 15 years.
Holmes, who spent his entire life in his native community, was interested in all phases of city life. He served for many years as a man in the 3B precinct. He was a member of Paint Creek Baptist church and the Odd Fellows lodge.
     He was born in a home that formerly stood next door to the home in which he died. His birth date was May 25, 1872, and he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Betty Courtney Holmes. On April 19, 1900, he was married to the former Cora Belle Whiting, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 1955. One daughter was born to this union, Mrs. Marvin (Alta) Stewart. Two granddaughters, Miss Joyce and Maureen Stewart, survive. Another survivor is a brother, Harry Holmes, a Gallipolis florist. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him, Will, Dewey, Mrs. Myrtle Hall and Miss Ora Holmes.
     Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Preston Smith of Parkersburg, W. Va., will officate [sic]. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home, 108 Pine St., after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “12-8-1957” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1957, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cousins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Holmes, John W.

John W. Holmes Dies In 85th Year Sunday At Eno
Funeral Is Set For 2 Tuesday At Poplar Ridge
     John W. Holmes, 84 years old and an invalid for some years, died at 11 o’clock Sunday forenoon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rathburn, near Eno.
     His more than fourscore years were spent in the Eno and Poplar Ridge communities and he was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Holmes was born July 13, 1858, a son of Andrew and Mantha Reynolds Holmes. He married twice, first to Margaret Coughenour, July 19, 1877, and next to Fannie James, both of whom are dead.
     Besides Mrs. Rathburn, two daughters survive: Mrs. Minnie Roush, Marion, and Mrs. Garnet Crego of Creola; and there is one brother, Melvin Holmes, Poplar Ridge, Cheshire R. D. Ferdie Holmes, O.H.E. employee is a nephew.
     Among the older residents of the upper end of the county Mr. Holmes was well-known, and he was a pleasant and genial and worthy man. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at Poplar Ridge Church, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Interment there by Coleman Son.

[Note: John W. Holmes death date was Sunday, Jan. 10, 1943]

Gallia Daily Tribune
January 11, 1943
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Holmes, Susanna

     Died, at the residence of her son, Noah Walp, Mrs. Susanna Holmes, aged 77 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 18, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Holsten, David

Death of Young Man
     David Holsten, of Chambersburg, died last Wednesday night at Dam 28, where he was employed. He was 21 years old and was married last Fall. He formerly worked on Dam 26 and was a splendid, industrious young man. The funeral services and burial were at Clay Chapel last Friday afternoon under the auspices of the J. O. U. A. M., of which he was a member.

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


Holston, Nancey Catherine

     Nancey Catherine, wife of Wm. Holston, died at her home in Chambersburg, Ohio, Saturday, May 15, 1920, at 12:30 o'clock after an illness of several weeks of heart disease. She was the daughter of Peter and Rebecca Provo, and was born in Meigs Co., O., April 30, 1853.
     Besides her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rosa Cook, of Reedsville, Ohio, and two brothers, Peter and Samuel of Meigs Co., O. She was a foster mother of Mr. Cecil Halley for many years and he feels keenly his loss.
     She was a member of the Clay Chapel M. E. Church for several years and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The funeral services were at Clay Chapel Monday afternoon by Rev. McCarley and burial following at this same place.

Gallipolis paper
May 15, 1920
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                           Top of Page


Holzer, Charles E., Jr.

     GALLIPOLIS, OHIO - Charles E. Holzer, Jr., eminent and beloved physician, founder of the Holzer Clinic, and President Emeritus of the Holtzer Medical Center Medical Staff, died on Thursday evening, February 12, 1998 at the Holzer Medical Center.
     Dr. Holzer was born in Gallipolis on August 7, 1916, to Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Sr. and Alma Vornholt Holzer. After his basic schooling in Gallipolis, he graduated from Mercersburg Academy and Harverford College. At Haverford, he was captain of the football team, held the Mid-Atlantic title for the 100-yeard dash, and was later honored as an outstanding alumnus.
     He graduated second in his class from Cornell University Medical School. Dr. Holzer's surgical training was completed at the University of Cincinnati, where he later became associate professor. He returned to Gallipolis to work with Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Sr., who had founded the Holzer Hospital more than 30 years earlier and who, with his wife, Alma, gave our area the Hospital, the first Holzer School of Nursing and the Our House Museum.
     Dr. Holzer is recognized for his leadership and achievements in the field of medicine, and in many areas of education. He was a member and chairman of the Board of Ohio University, a board member of the University of Rio Grande, and of Stuart Hall in Staunton, Virginia. He served on a Governor's Task Force for Medicine, and was an examiner on the Board of Surgery. He served on committees for improving education in Gallipolis and Gallia County, and on the board of the Holzer School of Nursing and the Holzer Hospital Foundation.
     In 1989, the Grand Masters of Masons in Ohio presented him the Citizenship Award for Outstanding Community Service. Dr. Holzer was very active in the Episcopal Church, serving as a local lay reader and on several diocesian boards. Dr. Holzer was well-known for his dedication to civil rights, preventing nuclear proliferation, protecting the environment and eliminating proverty. He inspired loyalty and excellence because of his conviction that each member of the hospital community is as important as
any other in achieving the goal of guality care. For most, however, he will be best remembered for his devotion to his patients. Dr. Holzer's personal avocation was running, which he began at the age of 60.   
He participated in 13 marathons and numerous shorter races.
     In 1940, Dr. Holzer married Roberta Wilhelm, and they have five children: Karen O'Neil of Easthampton, Massachusetts; Charles E. Holzer III of Galveston, Texas; John W. Holzer of Richmond, Indiana; Christina Gallant of Marshfield, Wisconsin; and Amy Irvin of Westerville. They have 11 grandchildren: David O'Neil of Columbus, Robin and Christoher Holzer of Galveston, Texas; Allison, Meredith and Emily Holzer, of Richmond, Indiana; Nathan, Andrew and Lara Gallant of Marshfield,
Wisconsin, and Alexander and Eric Irvin of Westerville. They have one great-grandchild, Erin O'Neil. Two sisters survive, Christine Harvey and Elizabeth Reynolds.
     He is also survived by spouses of the children, and a host of well-loved nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, a brother, Richard Holzer, and a sister, Louise Brink, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Donald Hayes and the Rev. Art Lund officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 Second Avenue, Gallipolis,
on Friday, February 20, 1998 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. There will be a memorial service held at a later date at Hozler Medical Center.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following: Holzer Hospital Foundation, 100 Jackson Pike; St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 541 Second Avenue; the French Art Colony, 530 First Avenue, and the Ariel Theatre, 426 Second Avenue, all of Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or to any charity you feel would
honor his memory.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Feb 15, 1998
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Holzer, Susan Frances [Kitner]

Mrs. W. H. Holzer, Mother Of Famed Surgeon, Claimed
     A long period of semi-invalidism was ended at 4 o'clock this morning for Mrs. William H. Holzer, 86, mother of Dr. Charles E. Holzer Sr., Gallipolis's noted surgeon and benefactor. She had been a patient in her son's famous hospital for five weeks during which she had gradually weakened until she lapsed into a coma several days ago and slipped away painlessly.
     A native of Defiance County, Susan Frances, was one of 12 children of John G. Kintner whose family name is borne by literally thousands in that area. Sixty-six years ago she was married to William Henry Holzer and to them were born three children, Harry, who met an accidental death at Napoleon some years ago, Mrs. Clare Wildner(Mayme), Solon Springs, Wis., and Charles E. of Gallipolis. Eight grand children and 11 great grandchildren also survive.
     Her husband died nine years ago and sonce then Mrs. Holzer had made her home in Gallipolis at the corner of Second Ave. and Cedar St. where she had been carefully looked after by companions provided by her son.
     Reared a Dunkard, Mrs. Holzer was a woman of simple faith, habits, and tastes and funeral services for her which will be private will be held at the George J. Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. L. A. Donnally with burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.Friends may call at the funeral home between noon Saturday and noon Sunday but the omission of flowers is requested.
     Pallbearers for Mrs. Holzer will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law; Dr. Charles E. Holzer Jr., Richard V. Holzer, William F. Reynolds III, Robert Gibson, Carl Holzer and Frederick Holzer.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1949
Transcribed by J.Farley

obits_he-hol