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 The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Can    

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit      

Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich   Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru  

  S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor   Stou-Sy   T-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Jackson, Alice

     DIED - very suddenly, same night (14th) Mrs. Alice Jackson, mother of George W. Jackson, Esq., aged 70 years. Except in cases of epidemic, such dismemberment of a family death, and in so short a time, has seldom befallen a community as has recently occurred in that of our estimable citizen, George W. Jackson, Esq. In one short fortnight, his child, wife, and mother, all he had, save his last little infant of 5 months, have in the mysterious providence of God, been removed by death. [ . . .]

The Gallipolis Journal
October 27, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Jackson, Andrew

Old Colored Citizen Of Patriot Is Dead
     Andrew Jackson, aged 84, a well-known colored resident of Patriot, died at his home near the village at 2 o’clock this morning. He is survived by his wife, who was Catherine Cordell, and who is 87 years old, and these four children: Joe Jackson, Thurman; Oney, Bidwell; Lillie, wife of William Hurt, Rio Grande, and Charles [,] Elizabeth, Vinton.
     Rev. William Kiser will conduct the funeral at the Patriot M.E. church at 2:30 Thursday. Burial there by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: 9/21/1851 – 2/11/1936; Age 84 yrs. 4 mos. 20 das. He was the son of Margaret Bird.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 11, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jackson, Andrew

Message Tells Of A. Jackson’s Death
     Andrew Jackson, colored, who left Gallipolis about 14 years ago, died yesterday at Milburn, Fayette county, W. Va., where he was employed as a miner. He was born in this county 62 years ago, St. Patrick’s Day. News of his passing came in a telegram to Mrs. Margaret Price, 735 Third Ave.
     Mrs. Jackson lives at 89 Spruce Street and there is a surviving son, Gus, who is employed at Amherstdale, Logan county, W. Va. A brother, Clayton, lives in Cincinnati, and there is a sister, Luella Duncan. Chauncey Jackson, a crippled man, who many will remember, and who was found dead in bed here about five years ago, was also a brother. Funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 31, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jackson, Bessie Jane [Miller]

     OBITUARY--Bessie Jane Jackson was born Nov. 13, 1898 in Morgan Township, Gallia County, Ohio, the daughter of the late James Oliver and Mary Evans Miller.
     She confessed a hope in Christ and was united with the Providence Baptist Church at a very early age.On Oct. 9, 1920, she married Joseph E. Jackson, who survives her. To this union was born five children; four sons, Raymond of Dayton, Ohio; Lester of Washington D.C.; William of Gallipolis, O. David of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Allen of Dayton, Ohio.
     She moved to Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1939 and united herself with the Paint Creek Regular Baptist Church. Her life was dedicated to her family and friends. She always had an encouraging word and a friendly smile for all whom she met along life's way. She became widely known for her Essays and other writings. In the year of 1961, she wrote an autobiography; which brought her to the attention of the Ohio State Literary Guild.
     She leaves 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers Rudolph and Hollis Miller of Bidwell, Ohio Also three sisters, Mable Minnis and Sadie Cordell, both of Bidwell and Frieda B. Tolley of Columbus, Ohio. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and friends. May her loved ones find comfort in knowing her suffering is over and God saw fit to call her home to rest.

[Note: Burial Pine Street Cemetery Dec. 29, 1974]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Jackson, Charles Edward

Five Killed In Head-On Collision
All Occupants Of Two Autos On Rt. 7 Near Kyger Creek Plant Victims Early Monday Morning
    
Dead are Alfred Kerns, 22, Clifton W. Va., killed when thrown from the northbound car, Eugene Harley Trosper, 25, Clifton, and Kermit Edwards, 19, Letart, W. Va., Rt. 1, dead on arrival at Holzer hospital, both passengers in the car driven by Kerns; John Asbury, 21, Kanauga, driver of the southbound car, and his passenger, Charles Edward Jackson, 16, Kanauga, also dead on arrival.

Funeral Rites Listed For Five Crash Victims
    
Funeral arrangements for Charles Edward Jackson, Jr., 16, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bryant of Kanauga, will be held in the Gallia Baptist church at Gallia, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with burial in the church cemetery by Miller’s.
     The body will be taken Wednesday morning to the Bryant home in Kanauga and friends may call there during the day and evening. Pallbearers will be Waldo Fannin, Jerry Jenkins, who will also serve at the Asbury funeral, Gerald Rupe, Arthur Bryant, Clifford Bryant and Billy Coble.

[Note: Funeral arrangements for the 3 other victims are also listed in this article.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 24, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jackson, Lilly M.

     On Saturday morning last, after a few hours illness, Lilly M., second daughter of George W. Jackson, Esq., and Louisa, his wife, aged 21 months and 17 days. This is the second of their offspring which these young christian parents have been called to part with since their bridal day—Christmas 1859. One is left, the last born, [ . . .] The body of little Alice, the first begotten, lies beneath the Cedar tree in the cemetery at Ironton; that of little Lilly, in yonder graveyard, within reach of parental eyes [ . . .] Poem follows, signed B.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 13, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Jackson, Louisa

     Died, in Jackson, Tenn., on Tuesday last, Louisa Jackson, only daughter of Geo. W. Jackson, Esq., of this city, aged 3 years and 2 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 15, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Jackson, Mahala [Wilson]

Mrs. Wm. Jackson Dies At Bidwell -- Rites 2 Thursday
    
Mrs. Mahala Jackson, an elderly and highly esteemed colored woman, died at her home in Bidwell at 10:45 last night. She had been in poor health a year and her death was due to a hemorrhage.
     Mrs. Jackson’s age was 81 years and six months less two days. She was born in Porter, Oct. 8, 1855, the daughter of John and Reesie Viney Wilson, and her more than four score years were spent in that community, where she commanded the respect and good wishes of white and colored, young and old. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist church at Harris.
     She married William Jackson Nov. 25, 1876, or more than 60 years ago. She was the last of her generation of the Wilson family. There survive the following children: John L. Jackson, Columbus; Mrs. Mary Whiting, Youngstown; Mrs. August Garnes, Pomeroy; Mrs. Carrie McKinney, Institute, W. Va.; Ross, at home.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel Baptist church in Bidwell at 2 o’clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. James Faris. Burial in the Viney cemetery near Kerr by J. L. Coleman.

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

Jackson, Malinda

Miss Jackson Dead
     Miss Malinda Jackson, an aged lady of Bunker Hill, passed away Sunday evening. She was about 78, and leaves two sisters, Emmaline and Mary Jackson, with whom she lived and two brothers, Oliver and ? J. Jackson.
The funeral was Tuesday afternoon, burial in the McGhee cemetery.

Gallipolis Times
June 23, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Jackson, Margaret [Waddell]

In Memoriam

     Died, at her home in Bazaar, January 12, 1893, aged 69 years, 4 months and 29 days, Margaret, consort of Geo. W. Jackson.
     Margaret Waddell was born August 16, 1823, in Gallia county, Ohio. Married Geo. W. Jackson April 15, 1841, in Gallia county, Ohio. She had been a member of the Methodist church since 11 years of age. Was the mother of nine children, five of whom are now living to bear witness to these sad rites. She was a loving wife, mother and friend, and was not found wanting in any emergency where love, friendship or humanity might call; was always ready and willing to comfort, aid and encourage the sick and afflicted, feed the hungry and clothe the poor. Her religion was not in empty words, but acts and works. She was not only a mother to her own family, but her many endearing qualities made her such to hundreds of old and dear friends wherever she lived.
     Rev. S. W. Richards, pastor of the M. E. Church here, officiated, and the bereaved family tender him their sincere thanks.
     Strong City (Kas) Derrick, January 19th.

January 25, 1893
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Jackson, Maria Louisa

     DIED - in the afternoon of Monday, Maria Louisa, wife of George W. Jackson, Esq., and daughter of the late Col. Augustine J. Smith, of Winchester, Va., in the 31st year of her age. Owing to the domestic affliction which, in the all-wise Providence of God, the departed was called to endure the past two years; in the long and painful sickness preceding the death of her first child, and more recently, in the feebleness and final death of her second; her time was almost exclusively occupied in the exercise of her maternal sympathies, and her home duties, in the discharge of which she was sustained by a long cherished trust in her Saviour's mercies, through whose heavenly grace she became resigned and peaceful so that when called herself [. . .] she seemed [ . . .] to be comforted by a sense of her Saviour's love [ . . .]

The Gallipolis Journal
October 13, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Jackson, Susan

Death of Mrs. Jackson
     Mrs. Susan Jackson, wife of John Jackson, sexton of Pine St. cemetery, died Sunday evening of liver and heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, one daughter Lottie and two sons, H. M. Robinson of this city and John of Philadelphia. Also one sister Mrs. Rachel Brown of Columbus. She was 72 years old, a good, kind woman whom everyone liked.
     The funeral services will be held this afternoon at John Gee Chapel at 2 o’clock by Rev. John Irwin, assisted by Rev. C. E. Williams, and the burial will be at Pine St. cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 19, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                           Top of Page


Jackson, Capt. Thomas J.

Capt. Jackson Fell Dead
Was a Veteran River Man and Junk Dealer
     Capt. Thomas J. Jackson, one of our best known residents, died suddenly at his home on lower Third avenue at 5 a.m. (this) Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 1918, after a few days illness of heart trouble. He had been subject to attacks of the heart but after treatment revived until the final summons came today.
He was born at Liverpool, England, 73 years ago and came to this country 47 years ago, settling at Cincinnati, where he married Miss Nannie Dannell. They later moved to Newport, Ky., where he was engaged in the steamboat and junk business, he owning boats and being a licensed captain and master pilot. Some of the boats he owned were Lame Duck, Pauline, Bob Ray, Mary Golden and Vigo.
     He is survived by his widow, two sisters and a step-sister living in Cincinnati and Newport. They moved here in 1880 and since then he has not followed any occupation, having retired on account of poor health.
He had been a member of the Episcopal church for years and was a devout member, a kindly natured man, straightforward in all his dealings with his fellow men and had many friends here.
     There will be a short service at the residence at 7 a.m. Sunday by Rev. Mr. Ross. The remains will be taken to Newport Monday where the services proper will be held and interment at Evergreen cemetery. The remains while here will be in charge of Hayward.

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


Jacobs, Charles S.

Chas. Jacobs Found Dead At His Vinton Home Tuesday Noon
     Charles S. Jacobs, former teacher and lawyer and highly esteemed citizen of Vinton, was found dead in bed at his home there about noon yesterday. He had never married and lived alone and was 74 years old. For several days, Mr. Jacobs had not been feeling quite normal, though he made his usual daily rounds. Monday night he made some mention of a slight indisposition and on that account purchased a bottle of patent medicine at one of the local stores. Failing to appear on the street yesterday forenoon, his intimates became suspicious as to his fate and the house was broken into and his body found.

Coroner’s Verdict
     Dr. N. H. Foster, county coroner, was called. His inquest convinced him that death was likely due to a heart attack. Charles Jacobs was a man of excellent education, modest and reserved, and but for a nervous breakdown in the ‘90’s, might have had a brilliant career.
     Decedent was a son of Dr. Rufus and Mary Dupre Jacobs, and the last survivor of their immediate family. A half-brother, Ira Jacobs, died in 1937. The nearest kinfolk surviving are two nephews and a niece: Dr. Charles Barrett of Bellefontaine; Rufus Barrett, Portsmouth, and Mrs. Cline Gerlach, Vinton.
     His birthdate was Dec. 20, 1865, some eight months after the Civil War closed. Hence his age was 74 years and 13 days. He was graduated from Rio Grande College in 1884 and his classmates were H. A. Brandebury and J. W. Jones. Thereafter he became a teacher at the college. Then he entered Western Reserve University to study law, was graduated and admitted to the bar, and entered practice. He became identified with one of the best law firms of Cleveland, being associated with the late Judge Foran and Attorney Zangerle, who in the intervening years has been elected auditor of Cuyahoga county again and again.
     His health failing the young barrister returned to Vinton and around the turn of the century taught school again for a short period at least. He was a man of pleasing address and rather distinguished mien and he was respected and admired by all who knew him.
     Funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon today. Services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Vinton Methodist church and until then the body will be at the Butler-McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Charles S. Jacobs Will Be Buried At Mt. Tabor, Friday
     Funeral services for Charles S. Jacobs will be conducted by Rev. David Williams of Stockdale and Rev. J. L. Stephenson at the Vinton M. E. church at 1:30 Friday. Rev. Mr. Williams is a former pastor of the Vinton charge. Burial will be at Mt. Tabor by Butler-McCoy. Honorary pall bearers will be Judge W. R. White, County Commissioner G. P. Ewing, S. N. Reese, Dr. W. C. Feltman, V. A. Tanner, W. W. McCarley and Judge Benner Jones. Active pall bearers selected are E. O. Russell, E. A. Evans, Harry Wilcox, Clyde Eagle, James L. Clark and Glenn Brown.
     The death of Mr. Jacobs, lawyer and teacher, has evoked many tributes from neighbors and other friends. A Vinton woman, in Gallipolis yesterday, said “I believe Charlie Jacobs was the finest man I ever knew.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 4, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jacobs, Emma J.

     Mrs. I.W. Jacobs passed away at her home in Vinton early Monday morning of heart trouble from which she had suffered for the past several months. She was 68 years of age. She leaves her husband, one daughter Mrs. Cline Geriach, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Sanner (?) of Elyria, Mrs. Ida Sullivan of Rome and one brother John Love of Vinton. Funeral will be held at the residence Wedcnesday at one o'clock by Rev. David Williams with burial following in McGhee cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 3, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jacobs, Robert

Death of Mr. Jacobs
     Mr. Robert Jacobs, 69 years of age, father of Mr. Jacobs, who was with the Henking-Bovie Co. for a long time, died at his son's of la grippe at 3 o'clock Thursday morning. He made his home with his son near the Fair Ground. His former home was at Pomeroy and his wife dying he came here. His remains were taken to Pomeroy last evening on the Hocking Valley. He was a very nice old man. He had life insurance in the Western & Southern with Mr. W.W. Watts. Hayward & Son prepared the remains for burial and shipped them.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday Evening, March 9, 1900
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jacobs, Rufus D.

Dr. Jacobs Killed

By The Hocking Valley Passenger Train At Vinton, Friday Night at 7:30
     We are indebted to Dr. John H. Alcorn for the particulars of the death of Dr. R.D. Jacobs from being run over by the southbound Hocking Valley train, at half past seven o'clock, at Vinton. The Doctor's daughter, Mrs. Alice Barrett, living at Lake View, Ohio, had been home on a visit and on returning, the Doctor accompanied her as far as Columbus and had just arrived at home, when the accident happened which cost him his life and which is explained as follows:
     The train is made up of vestibule cars, which require the opening of the doors before the passengers can get out. Instead of the Doctor going out at the end of the car that was open, for the passengers, he went to the forward end of the car and opened the door himself, after some difficulty, all the time being in a position that Conductor Bennett could not see him. The other passengers having left the train, the signal was given to go ahead, just at the time he accomplished the opening of the door and stepped out and the moving train naturally threw him under the wheels of the car. Brakeman Blosser noticed something fall in the dark, just as the open end of the car passed and notified Conductor Bennet, who stopped the train at once.
     On going back, it was seen that Doctor Jacobs had been run over. Men gathered and tenderly placed the venerable physician on a cot and carried him to his home three blocks away. It was a terrible revelation to his aged wife. No operation was attempted, at once, the shock being so great. It was found that the left leg, at the hip and the right one, below the knee had been severed and a slight cut where he fell on his face was on his nose. The Doctor was fully conscious up to a few minutes before he died, which was at 10 o'clock.
Doctors Clark and Clouse of Vinton had been called but nothing was done beyond alleviating the agony in which he was in. Dr. Alcorn coming down from Columbus on the same train, got off and went to the home with him and remained until after he had died.
     The Doctor was in his 80th year, and is survived by wife, daughter, Mrs. Alice Barrett, of Lake View, near Bellefontaine and sons, Ira and Charles of Vinton. He was possibly the oldest physician in the county and had a fine reputation for skillfulness in his profession. He was one of the very first Republicans of the county and was Gallia's representative in the Genearl Assemby for two terms. His health has not been good of late years. He spent winter before last in Florida for his health. He was good, kind and genial in nature and disposition, had a host of friends and we believe belonged to the Masonic Order, though we are not certain.
     His funeral services will be Sunday at Vinton and the interment by Undertaker Kerr Butler at Mt. Tabor. The physicians of the Medical Association of this city will attend the funeral and contribute a floral tribute.

[Note: Death Certificate...Rufus D. Jacobs was born Aug. 6, 1832; died Oct. 27, 1911; aged 79 years 2 months, 21 days. Parents: Rufus Jacobs (born Vermont) and Mary Dupre (born England). Burial Mt. Tabor Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 28, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Thomas, Stanley Raymond “Nate”

Pobst Eulogizes Thomas At Rites
Funeral Services Held For Aviation Cadet At Eno
“This service in a way becomes a symbol of the devotion of all young men in this area and from our college to the winning of the present conflict, and it is a tribute to their courage in the achievement of a better life in a new world.” Thus spoke President B. Lloyd Pobst at Rio Grande College this afternoon at the final rites for Stanley Raymond “Nate” Thomas, 22-year-old who was killed Sunday in an airplane crash at Willoughby, O.
     The Eno Methodist Church was overflowing with friends and relatives of the youth, who was graduated from the Gallia County college in 1941 to continue his education at Annapolis and at Iowa City’s naval air school. The Maurice Thomas home at White Oak was littered with flowers from all over the state.
     Dean William A. Lewis read the obituary. It was a military funeral with a squad from LaFayette Post No. 27, American Legion, firing a last salute.
     Present were the uncles for whom “Nate” was named: Raymond Palmer, Columbus, and Stanley Thomas, Marengo, O.; P. E. Thomas and Gary Jensen, of Plain City were there, and Mrs. Stella LeNaux, Columbus. Grandfather of the decedent, B. F. Palmer, who has been in poor health, attended.
     Burial in charge of J. L. Coleman, took place in the Robinson cemetery one mile this side of Eno on State Route 554.

[Note: Jan. 16, 1921 – Aug. 1, 1943. His parents were Maurice Mayne & Lelia Marie Palmer Thomas.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 5, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jacobs, Willie H.

OBITUARY
Poem
     Willie H. Jacobs, son of the late Stephen H. and Mary Roush Jacobs was born in Gallia County (Old Kyger) July21st, 1871 and died July 19th, 1943, 2 p.m. at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 28 days.
He was married to Zella May Boice, December 13th, 1890, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 3 years ago. To this union was born one child, Fredah, wife of Charles Thomas who preceded him in death. He is survived by, besides his devoted wife two granddaughters, Vera and Mary Elizabeth, wife of Marion Darnell and a great grandson, Thomas Lynn Darnell.
     Death came like a flash to Willie, a leading farmer and church worker and lifelong resident of Old Kyger community. While riding in a truck with his son-in-law, Charles Thomas, he suddenly succumbed without any outcry. Charles thought at first he had fallen asleep, touched and spoke to him, then suspected he had suffered a stroke. He drove on hurriedly to the Jacobs home after the limp figure had been carried indoors, a doctor was called. Death was due to a blood clot.
     Mr. Jacobs had worked in the field all morning though he had lost weight recently he appeared to be in normal health. Only last week he attended a Free Will Baptist National Association at Nashville, Tenn., doing some of the driving. Yesterday, Wednesday July 21, Willie could have been 72 years old, born a fourth of a mile above the Old Kyger church, living near after he built his own home. His interests and activities in a marked degree were centered in his home and family and church. He was terribly saddened 3 years ago by the death of his daughter Fredah.
     Willie was converted in early life, and united with the First Kyger Free Will Baptist church September 21, 1902and lived faithful to his Lord and took great pride in church until death. He will be greatly missed by all especially his wife. During their 53 years of happy married life, where you saw one you saw the other. They enjoyed each other's companionship and company and worked side by side for the interest of each other.
     He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always glad to see and hear from his neighbors and friends. But the loss of his presence in his community is his gain as he is at rest with his Lord.
Besides the above mentioned, he leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Though he had gone to his reward, the inspiration of his Christian life will remain with all who knew him, pointing to higher and nobler things.

Beautiful toiler thy work all done;
Beautiful soul into glory gone,
Beautiful life with its crown now won;
God giveth thee rest.
Rest from all sorrows, and watching and tears;
Rest from all possible sighing and tears.
Resting through God's endless wonderful years;
At home with the blest.

[Note: From tombstone Gravel Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 20, 1943
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                         Top of Page


Jacobs, Zella Mae [Boice]

Zella Jacobs Dies Suddenly
     Mrs. Zella Mae Jacobs, 81, the most famous cake baker in the history of Gallia county, died at her home on Cheshire Rt. 1 Thursday evening. Her death was rather sudden as she was planning to go on a trip to an annual Baptist convention, accompanied by a granddaughter who made her home with her.
     For the past several decades Mrs. Jacobs had made hundreds of cakes which she presented to friends and organizations and they graced the tables at many affairs throughout this and surrounding counties.
     Mrs. Jacobs was born Sept. 17, 1874, at Morgan Center, daughter of the late Julius R. and Elizabeth Colwell Boice, a family of prominence in the Kyger-Cheshire community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie H. Jacobs, in 1943.
     The family home was near the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church of which she was a member for 60 years. The couple was the parents of one daughter, the late Mrs. Charles Thomas. Survivors are two granddaughters, Miss Vera Thomas, who made her home with the deceased and Mrs. Marion (Mary) Darnell, and two great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Old Kyger Church, and burial will follow in Gravel Hill cemetery under the direction of the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence until the funeral hour. The deceased and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Dec. 13, 1940.
The final rites for Mrs. Jacobs will be conducted by Rev. Ed Carter, Sciotoville.

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


Jacox, Charles C.

Chas. Jacox Dead
Well Known Carpenter and Builder Succumbs to Blood Poisoning
     Charles C. Jacox died at 7:30 o’clock Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Parks, at Camden, N. J., as the result of blood poisoning. Two weeks ago he complained of a pain in one of his knees and from that time he was bedfast. The body will arrive here on No. 3 tomorrow morning and be taken to his home. The funeral will be at an hour Sunday afternoon not yet fixed and the burial will likely be in the Masonic cemetery.
     Mr. Jacox was born at Covington, Ky., and would have been 60 years old had he lived until July 5. He went to Gallipolis when a young man and engaged in the lumber and planing mill business twenty years. He and family came to Clarksburg in March 1901, and he was engaged here as a carpenter and builder.
     The wife, four sons and two daughters survive. The sons are John L. Edgar A., Charles C. and Sherman T. The daughters are Mrs. Parks and Miss Augusta. Mrs. J. I. Odell is a sister.
     Mr. Jacox was a member of the Gallipolis lodge of Odd Fellows and the local Odd Fellows lodge will have charge of the funeral—Clarksburg Daily Telegram. The funeral was Sunday afternoon last. Mr. Jacox had many friends here. Mrs. J. I. Odell, his sister and daughter Mary attended the funeral from here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 20, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Note: On the following Friday June 27, 1913, all of the above except the last paragraph was reprinted in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune along with the following paragraph:

Mr. Jacox is well known here and many friends will regret to learn of his death. His sister, Mrs. J. I. Odell and daughter Miss Mary attended the funeral a week ago Sunday.                             Top of Page


James, Baxter

Baxter James, 77, Of Vinton, Dies
Was Barber There For Half Century And Drummer
     Baxter James, one of Vinton’s best known citizens, died at 11:20 this forenoon at his home, after an illness of but a few days. He was nearing his 77th birthday.
     He was a native of Vinton, was born October 7, 1866, a son of Columbus and Eliza Baxter James, and had operated a barber shop there for more than 50 years. This shop was located near the swinging bridge. He had been a drummer in the bands that had been formed and dissolved in the years agone and thus was known to young an [sic] old alike for more than two generations. Mr. James was the last of his father’s family. He is survived by his wife, Mamie James, who is in poor health.
     The body is at the Butler-McCoy mortuary, but funeral arrangements had not been completed early this afternoon.

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


James, Cora [Pritchard]

Pneumonia Causes Death of Mrs. James
     Mrs. George (Cora) James, after a week's illness from pneumonia, died Sunday afternoon at her home at Bladen.  THe funeral services were held at Bethel at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Interment by Trowbridge.  Mrs. James is survived by her husband and four little children, the eldest being but 8 years old.  Much sympathy is felt for them.
     Mrs. James' maiden name was Pritchard and she was an estimable young woman, whose death is deeply deplored by all who knew her.

[Note: Born:  1880, Died:  1909]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


James, Edna

Girl Suicides
Edna James Makes Way with Self at Huntington
     Edna James, aged 16, suicided at Huntington Saturday. She took almost 6 ounces of carbolic acid. The girl was despondent because her lover, Herbert Jenkins, had transferred his affections to another.
     Edna James is a granddaughter of Mrs. Rhode Day, of Gallipolis, who resides on Spruce street. The girl’s mother, Mrs. Alice James, lives at Ogden, Utah, and Chas. Bates, of Pt. Pleasant, is her uncle. The girl had $400 insurance in the Western and Southern.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 3, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


James, Florence Ann

James Child’s Death Saddens Many Persons
X-Ray Showed Button In Her Throat – Burial At Bethel This Afternoon
     The death of little Florence Ann James of Eureka has brought poignant sorrow to the family’s wide circle of friends on both sides of the river below Gallipolis. The end came shortly before 11 o’clock yesterday at the Moore-Beckner Hospital, instead of Memorial Hospital, Huntington.
     X-ray pictures, it is said, clearly show the cuff button which the child swallowed four months ago. It was lodged in the esophagus, a point just below the Adam’s apple. An infection had developed. The object was swallowed, it is believed, when the child jumped off a chair while at play one day last October, although other children with her then did not think she had had anything like that in her mouth.
     Florence Ann’s age was 3 years, 3 months, 20 days. She was the next youngest child of Rush F. and Martha McLaughlin James. The other children are Daisy Mae, aged 8 years; Mary Elizabeth, 5, and Roger, 1. The father is employed at Dam 26 and is a son of George (Jesse) James of Eureka.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Thayer at the Eureka M. E. church this afternoon, starting at 2:30. Burial at Bethel by the Stevers Funeral Service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 12, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


James, Glen Ellsworth

Gallia Native Dies at Age 47           
     Glen Ellsworth James, 47, a native of Cheshire, and a resident of Parkersburg, W. Va., died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's hospital, where he had been a patient since November. He had been in failing health for a year.
     He was born in this county Oct. 29, 1917, son of the late Cordbie James and Alberta Lemley. who survives and is now Mrs. Oshel Tribble of Gallipolis. His father died in 1955. He was married to the former Gerry Fairbee, who survives. Other survivors are a brother, Wendell James of Gallipolis, and two nieces. Mrs. Jerry Rothgeb and Mrs. Martha Kelley, both of Gallipolis.Mr. James was an employee of the Griener Bakery at Parkersburg.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poplar Ridge Baptist church. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals, Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 27, 1965
Transcribed by J. Farley


James, Howell  

     Howel James, a well known and respected colored resident of Morgan township, Gallia county, Ohio, died of old age at his residence on the 24th day of October, A. D. 1889, aged 89 years 5 months and 15 days.
     Mr. James was born in Buckingham county, Virginia, and was married to Martha Tinsimore in 1829. He was a carpenter by profession, and was highly respected in that locality, but for the purpose of educating his children he moved to Ohio, where he became a politician, and was pleased to witness his children's education, and five of them to become teachers. He was united to the Missionary Baptist Church in 1832, and was a deacon in Bethel Church 45 years. He was also one of the pioneers of the Providence A.S. Association, and was noted for his efficient knowledge of church polity. To the people he was a trustworthy and honorable man. To the church he was a devoted Christian, and was dearly beloved by all who knew him for his kindness of heart and social qualities.
     Mr. James endured his affiction patiently and with the brightest anticipation of immortality he departed this life triumphantly in the Lord. He leaves a dear wife, five children, and thirteen grandchildren to mourn his absence.

  O, how happy is the man who has chosen
        wisdom's ways,
  And has measured out his days to his God in
        prayer and praise.
  His God and his Bible were all that
        he desired.
  And with holiness of heart
        he continually aspired.                                                                E.

Gallipolis Journal
December 4, 1889
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


James, Isabell

Death of Mrs.  John James  
    
Mrs. Isabell James, whose sudden death has been mentioned in the Journal, died Wednesday morning. She had been complaining during the night before and had frequent vomiting spells, but was not thought to be seriously ill. After Mr. James had made the fires in the morning Mrs. James remarked that she did not feel able to prepare breakfast and Mr. James went to Mr. Mossman’s a short distance away to get someone to do the morning’s work, and when he came back found his wife dead. Deceased was a sister of Mr. Thomas Mossman, of Springfield township, and one of the most highly respected ladies of that community. She was 69 years of age, had been a member of the M.E. Church 57 years and recognized by all as an exemplary lady.
     Her funeral was conducted by Rev. B. F. Durling at the Porter M.E. Church Friday forenoon, after which the remains were interred in the Long graveyard. She never had any children, but leaves a fond husband who has the sympathy of all in his bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
December 29, 1896
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


James, Jacob

     Died, in Green township, on the 14th inst., Mr. Jacob James, aged 71 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 22, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


James, Lallie (Mariah)

Aged Woman Dies, Burial Friday
     Mrs. Lallie James passed away Wednesday, May 30, at her home in Chambersburg. She was 80 years old and had been an invalid for eight years. She leaves one son, George, with whom she lived and one daughter, Mrs. James Goddard, also of Chambersburg. Her husband, Lon James, died several years ago. Funeral and burial will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Bethel church. Undertaker Stevers is in charge.

[Note: Buried as Mariah James.]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 31, 1928
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark & also by Sandy Milliron                                     Top of Page


James, Lewis

Death of Lewis James
     Lewis James died at Angola, Saturday, aged close to 70 years. He was buried at Bethel Monday. His widow and some children survive.

Gallia Times
June 15, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


James, Lydia

     Died, on the 29th ult., at the residence of her son-in-law, Andrew Allen, Mrs. Lydia James, aged 73 years.

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


James, Lucy Amanda

     Mrs. Lucy Amanda James, 83, wife of Mr. John James, died Thursday evening. The funeral was held Sunday by Rev. E.L. Morrell, interment in Pine Street cemetery. Mrs. James is survived by her husband, two sisters and a brother.

Gallia Times
August 8, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans


James, Margaret

James--Mrs. Margaret James was born in Bradford Co. VA. [There is no Bradford Co. VA. did they mean Bedford?] May 29 1804, and died in Gallipolis, Ohio, Feb. 24 1883, in the 79th year of her age.
     Mrs. James came to Gallia County when a child of three years of age, and with the exception of a year or two with her daughter in West Virginia, her whole life was spent in Gallia County. In her early years she made her home with an aunt and uncle, and was untied in marriage with Mr. Jacob James, June 15, 1820.
     They began married life on the farm now owned by Hon. E.A. Stone in Green Township, amid the privations and inconveniences of those days, in humble circumstances, but with the will and energy characteristic of our fathers and mothers, to make the best of their surroundings, and through opposing obstacles and difficulties, struggled up to a better condition in life.
     In this they succeeded well, and were soon amid the home enjoyments of farm life, in very comfortable circumstances. They raised a family of eleven children, five of whom are now living.
     Mr. and Mrs. James joined the M.E. Church about 32 years ago, and they both spent the remainder of life in the communion and fellowship of the church, and died in the Christian faith.
     She lived a widow about sixteen years, the great portion of which she made her home with Mrs. Johnson, her youngest daughter, at whose home she died.
     Her remains, neatly attired by loving hands were conducted to Centenary Chapel where appropriate religious services were held, after which she was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Centenary Cemetery. J.W. M. (Jackson Standard and Journal please copy)

Gallipolis Journal
March 8 1883
Transcribed by Mary James                                                                              Top of Page


James, Mary C.

     Mrs. David D. James died at her home about one mile south of Rio Grande Sunday evening about 8 o'clock after long illness. Her funeral services will be Wednesday morning at Old Pine church.
     Mrs. James is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Will Shelton of Gallia, three brothers W. R. Tanner and V. A. Tanner of Gallipolis and R. H. Tanner of Gallia, and three sisters, Mrs. Dan Davis, Mrs. Reese Jones and Mrs. Wilson Smeltzer, all of the Raccoon-Perry neighborhood.
     She was a fine woman greatly beloved by many friends. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of a wide circle of acquaintances.

[Note: Buried in Old Pine in Raccoon Township]

The Gallia Times
May 30, 1917
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer


James, Sadie [Smeltzer]

Death of Mrsl James
     The death of this good and lovable lady Mrs. Sadie James, wife of Mr. Fred James, occurred at her home on Grape street in the Uferman homestead, at half past 7 o'clock Sunday evening, December 8, 1907. Her funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith of Hamden, O., a near friend of the family at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning, at her late residence, the interment by Undertaker Wetherholt following at Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. James was a daughter of Mr. D. M. Smeltzer, formerly of Green township, and is survived by her father and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Henshaw, Mrs. Romie Harrison, Mrs. Jerome Wood and Cora Smeltzer and brother Mr. Frank Smeltzer, the well known traveling salesman. She was united in marriage with Mr. Fred James, one of the best young men of Green township, September 15, 1898, and their married life had been a happy one, though they had never been blessed with any children. Her mother died five years ago, and while her death was a sorrowful blow to her father and family, Mrs. James' death is none the less so, and they will have the deepest sympathy from a wide circle of friends.
     Mrs. James was a handsome and winsome lady only 32 years old and her untimely end is a universal sorrow wherever she was known. She became ill seriously ill a few months ago and was operated upon by Dr. Hamilton assisted by Dr. Eakins and perhaps other local physicians whom we cannot at this moment recall for an internal tumor. It was considered a critical case at the time by all the attending physicians after the operation, and her seeming improvement was regarded as most miraculous. Dr. Eakins, her attending physician, says the cause of her death was found at autopsy to be due to complete obstruction of upper (small) bowel. A loop of bowel 3 1/2 inches long was firmly constricted by bands of adhesion resulting from a perotonitis, existing at the time operation was done nine weeks ago, and caused by a ruptured ovarian cyst which made operation necessary.
     Everything that could be done for the nice, kind lady was done without thought of trouble or expense, and the greatest solicitude and anxiety prompted every act of kindness and attention. Miss Greves, a trained nurse was brought from Columbus and retained until all thought of danger had passed and when the relapse came she was again brought to attend her and was with her in her last moments. One of the saddest things in this life is to find how utterly helpless we are, in the face of death, to do one thing to avert the calamity that plunges us into the very depths of sorrow and despair. Our only consolation is that the victim is forever removed from a world that causes these crucial, heart wrecking incidents to a life of eternal peace and happiness.

The Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
December 13 1907
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltzer                                                                   Top of Page


James, Susan Anne [Brandon]

Mrs. Susan Anne Brandon James
     About nine weeks ago we chronicled the death of Mr. John James, and today we note with sorrow that of his wife, his faithful and tender nurse during so many years. Indeed, although Mrs. James’ health had been in a very precarious condition ever since she suffered by a fall eight years ago, there seems little doubt that her malady-heart disease-was increased by her ministrations to her husband, and by her bereavement. Her end was sudden. On the 8th inst. She was, though very feeble, able to be at church, but at three o’clock Saturday morning she appeared to have a stroke, and though Dr. Johnston was immediately summoned she remained in a comatose state until 9:45 p.m., when she quietly passed away. The funeral services were conducted at her home, on Front Street, on Tuesday last, Rev. W. E. I. d’Argent officiating.
     Mrs. Sarah Anne Brandon James was born in Birmingham, England, in August, 1823, and came to this country when eighteen years of age. She met the late Mr. John James at Frankfort, Pa., his home, and was married to him in Philadelphia, April 15, 1848.
     Not only her daughters and grandchildren deeply feel their loss in a kind and tender parent, but all her neighbors mourn a faithful friend, and in every need, especially sickness, a ready helper.
The Bulletin joins with our community generally in sympathy with the sorrowing family.

April 21, 1894
Gallipolis Bulletin
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Susan James
     Mrs. Susan James, widow of the late John James, of this city, passed to eternal rest Saturday evening at a little before 10 o’clock, April 14th, 1894, in her 69th year. Her funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. I. d’Argent of the Presbyterian church at her late residence on Front St., below Court, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, her burial following at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward & Son.
     Mrs. James was born near London, Eng., and came to this country when only a young lady nineteen years of age. She became acquainted with Mr. James in Philadelphia and they were married there when she was about 25 years old. They afterward lived in Pittsburg, then Cincinnati, then Portsmouth, and then removed to this city about 35 years ago. She became the mother of four children—all girls, the two youngest Mrs. Ella Johnston and Mrs. Chas. E. Beman, surviving her. Under the ministration of the Rev. M. B. Wilson she joined the Presbyterian church transferring her allegiance from the Episcopal church.
Some eight years ago Mrs. James received a fall on the street, hurting herself severely and from she never recovered her former health, the fall affecting her heart in some way. During Mr. James’ long illnessshe was a constant and faithful watcher by his bedside and the worry over his condition told upon her health very severely. However for a year she had been gradually failing though she would not give up and take the needed rest and ease that her circumstances warranted her in doing.
     Last Friday night she retired to bed in her usual health with her daughter, Mrs. Beman. At about 3 o’clock Mrs. Beman was awakened by her stertorous breathing, and endeavored to arouse her, but was unable to do so. Greatly alarmed the household was called up and the family physician Dr. Johnston called, who pronounced her trouble paralysis of the brain. Despite all and every attention she never rallied in the slightest from unconsciousness and passed away in the midst of her bereaved family as stated.
     Mrs. James was a noble and kindly lady who was dearly beloved by everyone that ever made her acquaintance. Her kindly, generous, helping ways will never be forgotten. Too much in her praise it would e utterly impossible to say. There is not the slightest doubt by any that knew her but that she is among the blest today. Her family has met with a loss that never on this earth can be made good. Her children and grand children will have the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
April 18, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


James, Will

     Will James died at the Infirmary this Tuesday morning, aged 26. He will be remembered as the umbrella fixer for several years. His remains will be taken to Vinton tomorrow, Wednesday, for burial.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 19, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


James, William George (Jesse)

Wm. G. James, 73, Dies At Eureka    
     William George (Jesse) James died at 3:55 this morning at the home of his son, Rush F. James, in Eureka. He had been a steamboat worker and his age was 73 years, 7 months, 19 days.
     His wife preceded him in death and the surviving children, in addition to the one named, are Walter, who is on a boat in southern waters; Mrs. Elmer VanSickle, Coshocton, and Frank, Eureka. There are 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until Walter is heard from, but the services will be conducted by Rev. Floyd Workman at the Eureka Methodist Church, with burial in Bethel Cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

Gallipolis Tribune
Febb. 25, 1945
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Janes, Frank Lee

Frank Janes, 73, Dies Of Heart Attack
     Frank Lee Janes, 73, a retired horticulturist and fruit buyer, died suddenly following a heart attack at his residence, 623 Second Ave., at 11:15 p. m. Saturday night. He had been in failing health for a period of five years from a heart condition.
     Mr. Janes was a native of Jeffersonville and was born on April 10, 1888 to the late William Wallace and Mary Fultz Janes. He attended and graduated from Jeffersonville High School and then entered Ohio State University, where he graduated in horticulture in 1910.
     He came to Gallipolis in 1912 and met and married the former Charlie Stockjoff on April 23, 1914. She survives with three sons, Municipal Judge William H. Janes, John Janes of Denver, Colo. and Attorney Charles Janes of Columbus. There are seven grandchildren. Two brothers who survive are Tom Janes of Jeffersonville and Fred Janes of Elyria.
     Mr. Janes was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a few years ago, he was honored by his college fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, as a 50-year member. He was a life member of the Gallipolis Lodge of Elks. He was active in and deeply interested in sports as a hobby and was one of the original members of the Gallipolis Golf Club and took an active interest in the teams of his alma mater.

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


Janes, Matilda C.

     Matilda C. “Tillie” Janes, 73, Westerville, formerly of Gallipolis, died Friday, August 16, 1996 in the Columbus Colony, Westerville. Born January 25, 1923 in Gallia County, daughter of the late John T. Hall and Cora Davis Hall, she retired as an ophthalmologist assistant, working in Gallipolis and New Orleans, and was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis. She graduated from Gallia Academy High School and attended Miami University. She is a past president of the Gallipolis Emblem Club and the past president of the Washington Elementary PTA. She was also a member of the Gallipolis Golf Club, and an active volunteer with the Heart Fund and Cancer Fund.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, William H. Janes, whom she married on March 31, 1946; and by two sisters, two half-sisters and two half-brothers. Surviving are two sons, Colonel William H. Janes Jr., U.S. Army, Retired, and his wife, Debbie (Leedy) Janes of Valrico, Florida, and Frank Thomas Janes of Naperville, Illinois; a daughter, Sandra Kelbley and husband Jeff of Westerville; four grandchildren, John and Lisa Janes, and Amy and Matt Kelbley; a sister, Marjorie Plymale of Gallipolis; and a half-sister, Elta Folden of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 19, 1996 in the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev, Albert Earley officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 1996
Transcribed by Blake Hansen


Janes, Thomas J.

Thomas Janes Dies At Home Near Thurm’n
     Thomas J. Janes died about 6 o’clock Sunday morning at his home a mile or more this side of Thurman. He was in his 81st year and had been infirm. Saturday there was a turn for the worse in his condition and some or all of his children, living at a distance, having been notified, were on their way to his bedside when he died. Mr. Janes was a native of South Wales. His wife died in 1935 and they are survived by three daughters and two sons: Mrs. A. B. Edwards, an Eastern Star leader, and Mrs. W. A. Jenkins, both of Cincinnati; Mrs. C. E. Rice, Chicago; D. E. Janes, Columbus, and Joseph Janes, at the parental home.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday in the Presbyterian Church at Thurman, of which the decedent was an active and leading member until failing health curtailed his activities. Rev. Samuel Whilding of Jackson will officiate. Burial in the Welsh cemetery there by Davis and Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 27, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jarvis, Elberta Jane

     Elberta Jane Jarvis, 98, of Galliplis, a former resident of Springfield Township, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1992, at the Dodrill Care Center, Vinton.She was born June 19, 1893, in Calhoon County W. Va., daughter of the late Selden and May Jane Young Spencer. She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church.
     Survivors include, three sons, Maxie Jarvis and Howell Jarvis, both of Gallipolis, and Milfred Jarvis of Little Hocking; three daughters, Mrs. Denver (Permelia) Offutt of Columbus, Mrs. Wayne (Geneieve) Brown of Gallipois, and Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Shupe of Denver, Co.;  17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Jarvis, Set. 8, 1976; one daughter, Goldie Swisher in 1988; three brothers; and five sisters.
     Funeral services will be announced lataer by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis. Burial in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 13, 1992
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jarvis, John T.

John Jarvis, 83, Died Here Friday; Rites 2 Sunday
    
John T. Jarvis, aged 83, died Friday at the Holzer Hospital after a week’s illness. He was a native of Calhoun County, W. Va., and had been making his home lately with his daughter, Mrs. Ersel M. Morrison, at the Park Central Hotel. His birthdate was Christmas Day, 1859.
     His wife preceded him in death and he is survived by the following children, in addition to the daughter named; Mrs. Tressie Breed, Mat Jarvis and Mrs. Delcia Petty, Parkersburg; Shirley Jarvis, Columbus, and Calvin Jarvis, Rodney.
     Rites will be held at 2 Sunday at Coleman’s funeral home in Bidwell, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Interment in Vinton Memorial Park.

[Note: 12/25/1859 - 7/30/1943; Age 83 yrs. 7 mos. 5 das. He was the son of George & Sarah Sears Jarvis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 31, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jarvis, Paul G.

Prominent Gallipolis Business Man Succumbs at 7:30 A.M.,In New York's Gov. Clinton Hotel
Had Left Gallipolis Earlier In The Week To Buy Merchandise For Bernadine Store;
Was Active In Many Circles Since Coming Here 20 Years Ago

     Paul G. Jarvis, 53, prominent Gallipolis business man, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in his room at the Hotel Governor Clinton in New York City, where he and his wife had gone earlier in the week on a buying trip for their store Bernadine's. Mr. Jarvis had been ill for two days with what was believed to be the flu and his death followed a coronary attack. he resided here at 633 Second Ave.
     A resident of Gallipolis since 1940, Mr. Jarvis had come here originally as manager of the Gallipolis Department store and he had managed store in other locations in association with members of his family who operated a chain. He came here from Charlottesville, Va. Leaving the chain 12 years ago he founded Bernadine's, one of the fine women's shop of Southeastern Ohio.
     He was active in many circles and was a lover of sports. He belonged to the First Baptist church. All Gallipolis Masonic bodies, Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Knights Temple. He also was a 32 degree mason, a member of Aladdin Shrine and Gallipolis Shrine Club. He held membership in the Elks and Eagles lodges and the Gallia County Gun Club.
     He was born on July 9, 1906 at Nebo, W. Va., son of the late Anderson and Rachel Miller Jarvis. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Ingel and their marriage was an event of May 5, 1948. Another survivor is a grandson, Jerome Barkley Jarvis. His son Jimmy Jarvis by a previous marriage, a noted athlete, died suddenly in Columbus on May 5, 1948.
     Other survivors are two brothers and three sisters, Dr. Holly Jarvis of Cincinnati, Howard Jarvis of Clarksburg, W. Va., Mrs. Roy (Ocie) Hickman, Mrs. Roy (Dora Ann) Weaver and Mrs. Jessie Thomas, all of St. Petersburg, Fla. Brothers and sisters preceded him in death were Camden A. Jarvis, Graden Jarvis, Mrs. Mary Gibson and Mrs. Bertha Tate.
     Services will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Pall bearers will be Lawrence Bastiani, Frank Haskins, William P. Cherrington, Alva Shoemaker, Omer Zimmerman and Rupert Trout.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m., and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. The body being is being returned here by chartered plane. Fred Wood of the funeral home and the pilot of the plane were to arrive at noon today. The had to set down on a golf course at Baltimore, Md, Sunday evening when darkness overtook them. Mrs. Jarvis returned from New York Sunday night.

[Note: No date of death given but would be about 1959]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Jauhasz, Steve

     Steve Jauhasz, 70, a resident of the Gallipolis Development Center, died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Louis Catholic Church with Father Bill Myers officiating. Rosary will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 15, 1980
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Jeffers, Abe and Edith

Husband and Wife Die from Pneumonia
     Abe Jeffers died of typhoid pneumonia at Nitro, W. Va. Wednesday, Oct. 23. He was a former O.H.E. employee and had been at Nitro for about three months. Funeral services were held at the residence Friday, interment being in the Mercerville Cemetery. He is survived by his widow and two children, Lawrence and Virginia.
     Mrs. Edith (Saunders) Jeffers, widow of Abe Jeffers, died of pneumonia at her home on Vinton Avenue, Friday, October 25. Funeral services were conducted at Mercerville Sunday. Mrs Jeffers is survived by a six year old son and a 15 months old daughter.

[Note: Husband and wife dying only two days apart almost certainly indicates they were victims of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. (NHE)]

Gallipolis newspaper clipping
October, 1918
Transcribed by Larae Schraeder

Jeffers, Abe

Death of Abe Jeffers
     Abe Jeffers, son of Grant and Minnie Jeffers, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nitro, W. Va. Mr. Jeffers had been working at Nitro for the past three months and was formerly an employee at the O. H. E. He is survived by a wife and two children, Lawrence and Virginia. Mrs. Jeffers is seriously ill with typhoid fever and pneumonia and little hopes are entertained for her recovery.

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


Jeffers, Bess L. [Moore]

     Bess L. Jeffers, 91, of 427 Third Avenue, Gallipolis, died Monday at Holzer Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born April 1, 1896 in Gallia County, Prospect Community, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Margaret Livesay Moore. She married Charles P. Jeffers in January, 1917 and he preceded her in death in 1945.
     Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Hineman of Gallipolis and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Jake and Ted Moore and two sister, Florence Sprague and Leona Trout.
     She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; Springfield Grange 210 and Ohio State and National Granges. She taught school at Prospect and later was a bookkeeper for Moore Motor Sales. She also operated the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles at Trout Dodge.
     Services will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Rev. Ronnie Nicholas, Rev. Leslie Shear and Rev. Lawrence Haley will officiate. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1987
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Jeffers, Clara Evelyn [Nibert]

In Memory
     Mrs. Clara Evelyn Jeffers, daughter of John and Elizabeth Evans Nibert, was born April 10, 1869, and departed this life June 8, 1920, at her home in Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, aged 51 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was married to James Jeffers Jan. 25, 1891. This union was blessed with five children, three sons, Ralph M., Eustace and Hugh, and two daughters, Miss Addie at home, and Mrs. C. E. Halley of Eureka.
     Besides her devoted husband and children, she leaves to mourn their loss six grand-children, her aged father, five brothers and six sisters. Her mother, one brother and four sisters have passed to the Great Beyond. The living brothers and sisters are Thomas E., of Idaho, John of Lancaster, Ohio, James, Orlando and Othnell of Bladen, Mrs. Mary Irwin, Mrs. W. L. Gilmore of Bladen, Mrs. W. A. Ellis of Bidwell and Mrs. Wade Saunders of Northup.
     The deceased from early childhood until her marriage resided with her uncle, H. T. Nibert, who mourns her loss as a father. She will also be missed by a host of relatives and friends, and more especially by Mr. ?? Haner of Gallipolis who was also reared from early childhood by Mr. Nibert and his good wife.
     Mrs. Jeffers was ever cheerful and her presence was an inspiration to do good. She sought and found her Savior in her 18th year at a great revival meeting held at Bethel by Rev. Joseph Clark. She joined Providence Church, was baptized by Rev. S. S. Denney and lived a righteous life. She had a lingering illness of cancer and was bedfast over three months. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was done, but it availed not. She told her husband only the day before she was called that "she could not get well, and that she was ready to go, and for him and the children not to grieve after her."
     The redeemed and sanctified spirit of this good wife and mother has quitted its earthly house and has gone to possess that building of God, that house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. While we are resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things well, we hold our dear departed one in tender recollection, and cherish the hope of meeting her again where partings are no more.
     A short funeral discourse was held at Bethel Chruch by Rev. Cremeens to a large audience, and she was laid to rest by Undertaker Stevers in Bethel Cemtery near her childhood home.

Gallipolis paper
June 8, 1920
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jeffers, Cora

Electirc Flash - Killed Woman
Mrs. Tom Jeffers Killed at Bladen Thursday Evening While Milking Cow
     Mrs. Tom Jeffers, 49, was almost instantly killed at her home at Bladen Thursday evening when a bolt of lightning struck her and a cow she was milking. In face of an approaching storm Mrs. Jeffers had tied the cow to a wire fence, and had started milking when a bolt struck the fence and was communicated to her and the cow. Mrs. Jeffers died wihin five minutes and the cow was instanly killed. Lloyd Jeffers, a son, witnessed the tragedy and carried his mother to the house where she died.
     Mrs. Jeffers is survived by a husband and eight children. Boyd?, Frances, Garnet, Lloyd, Charley, Roy, Marguerite and Vance. The youngest child is six years of age.

[Note: Died 2 Sep 1926. Buried Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp. - Stevers Funeral Home]

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Jeffers, Edith Titia  [Saunders]

Mrs. Jeffers Dead
     Mrs. Edith Titia Jeffers, wife of the late Abe Jeffers, died at her home on Vinton avenue at three o’clock Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, 1918. Mrs. Jeffers was a victim of influenza, which developed into typhoid-pneumonia.
     She was born in Campbell Co., and was the daughter of Walter E. and Emma Saunders. Mrs. Jeffers leaves two children, a son about 4 years of age and a daughter, aged 15 months. The funeral will be at 11 a. m. Sunday at Mercerville. Interment at the Mercerville cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: 5/6/1894 – 10/25/1918; Age 24 yrs. 5 mos. 19das. Her parents were Walter E. & Emma L. Holley Saunders. See also the obituary above for Abe and Edith Jeffers.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 26, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jeffers, James

James Jeffers Dead

     James Ellsworth Jeffers, son of Abraham and Harriet Jeffers, and one of the good citizens of Clay township, was born, Sept 3, 1867, and died March 10, 1923, aged 55 years, 4 months and 9 days.
     He was married to Clara E. Nibert, daughter of John W. Nibet, Jan. 25, 1891. To this union were born five children. His death came unexpectedly and was a great shock to his family and friends, as he had been sick only a short time with a complication of diseases.
     Three sons, Ralph M., of Blalden, Justace of Raccoon Island, and Hugh of Columbus, and two daughters, Mrs. Norma Halley of Eureka and Mrs. Addie Gothard of Raccoon Island, one brother, two sisters, eight grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends survive him.
     Mr. Jeffers was a splendid citizen, highly respected by all who knew him and many friends regret his death.

[Note: Tombstone in Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp]

Gallipolis paper
March 10, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jeffers, James E. ‘Si’

     EUREKA - James E. ‘Si’ Jeffers, 72, of Gallipolis (Eureka Community), died Friday evening, November 6, 1998 at his residence. Born February 5, 1926 in Gallia County, son of the late Eustice "Pud" Jeffers and Bessie Halley Jeffers, he was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he had also owned his own garage business. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
     Surviving are his wife, Violet Emily Porter Jeffers of Gallipolis; two daughters, Beverly Ann (Richard) Metzger of South Russell, Ohio, and Vickie (Charles) Waugh of Crown City; two sons, Roger Dean "Perk" (Beverly) Jeffers of Gallipolis, and James Michael (Pauline) Jeffers of Westerville; eight grandchildren, Timothy Maloy, Michelle Jeffers, Marci Bland, Nathan Waugh, Mike Waugh, Erick Jeffers, Jill Jeffers and Emily Metzger; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Steve) Swarny of Dover, Ohio; several special nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jack Jeffers and Charlie Finley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Gregory Allen Jeffers; a brother, Kenneth Jeffers; and three sisters, Barbara Newland, Opal Perkins and Freda Joan Jeffers.
     Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 1998 in the Clay Chapel Cemetery, with Pastor Bob Steele officiating. A military flag presentation will be conducted at the cemetery by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
     The family extends their heart-felt gratitude to the staff of the Holzer Hospice, with special thanks to Jan Holcomb and also to Dr. William Smead of University Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

[Note: Buried Clay Chapel, Clay Twp, 1998]

Unknown date & publication
Transcribed by Pamela L. Smith


Jeffers, James F.

James Jeffers Dies At Home On Upper 2ND
     James F. Jeffers, who was in his 72nd year, passed away at 11:45 last night at his home on upper Second avenue. A victim of lung trouble, he had been bedfast the last two weeks, but had been unable to work or go out of doors during the last year. Throughout his illness he was tenderly and constantly cared for by the members of his family.
     Mr. Jeffers was born in Mason county, W. Va., May 4, 1864, a son of Felix and Rachel Jeffers. He and family moved to Gallipolis 31 years ago. He was a devoted and devout member of the First Baptist church and he keenly regretted his inability to attend services during the last twelve months. He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M., the Knights of Pythias, and Daughters of America.
     Mr. Jeffers is survived by his wife, who was Eddeth Grandstaff, two sons, three daughters and five grandchildren. The children are: Charles Jeffers, Columbus; James H., Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. Margaret E. Sheets, Geneva, N. Y.; Mrs. D. L. Tracy, Pomeroy, and Sylvia, at home. There are two surviving brothers, Preston of Bownemont, W. Va., and Elmer of Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church at 2 o’clock Wednesday under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 10, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jeffers, Jeanette Caroline (Nettie) [Finley]

     Mrs Jeanette Caroline (Nettie) Jeffers was born June 27, 1898 and departed this life December 10, 1970. She was the daughter of the late John and Alberta Thomas Finley. She was united in marriage to Ralph M. Jeffers on February 10, 1915 and to this union six children were born: Joe, who preceded her in death in 1957, John and Jack of Gallipolis; Mrs. Calvin (Lenice) Waugh and Paul (Jake) of Crown City and Ruth at home.
     She is survived by her husband and the children named above. Also by two sisters and one brother; Mrs. Hugh (Edna) Jeffers at Sardis,Ohio; Mrs. Edward (Muriel) Williamson of St. Petersburg, FL and Paul Finley of Charleston, WV. There are eight grandchildren, all of whom were very dear to their grandmother. Two of the grandsons were reared the past five years by their grandparents.
     Nettie was a member of the Edna Chapel Church and a lifelong member of the Teens Run community.
She was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and was busy to the very last caring for her family. Her greatest concern was for them. One of her favorite scriptures was the 23rd Psalm.

The one for whom you cared
With such abiding love,
Has found the wondrous shining path
Up to the home above,
The home where joy forever dwells
Where loved ones but await
For us do share their happiness
Beyond the golden gate.

[Note: buried Clay Chapel in Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Jeffers, Nora

DIED
Nora Jeffers
    
Miss Nora Jeffers, a pupil of Bladensburg School, departed this life March 8, 1886, aged 15 years and 3 days. The following is a copy of the resolutions adopted by a committee of her schoolmates:

WHEREAS, In the dispensation of the allwise Dispenser of human events, we are called upon to mourn the death of a loved school mate, Miss Nora Jeffers; therefore,

RESOLVED, That while we miss her bright and gladsome face, her happy smile and kind words; while we shall ever cherish memories of her and though we sadly deplore her early death, we feel assured that Nora has found a home which awaits all the good and we bow submissively to the will of the Great Teacher above.

RESOLVED, That we offer our tender sympathies to the bereaved Mother, the brothers and sisters.

RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished to each of the county papers with request that they be published.

Robert Kinder,
Martha Neal
Myrta Herrington
Committee

Gallipolis Paper
[March 8, 1886]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jeffers, Ralph M.

Ralph M. Jeffers
     Ralph M. Jeffers, 97, Crown City, died Wednesday evening at the Scenic Hills Nursing Center. He was a retired farmer and attended the Providence Missionary Baptist Church. He also served on the Clay Township Board of Education and was a Central Committeeman.
     Born in Gallia County on Oct. 21, 1891, he was the son of the late James E. and Clara E. (Nibert) Jeffers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Caroline Finley Jeffers, who died on Dec. 10, 1970; one son Joe R. Jeffers; one brother, Eustace Jeffers and two sisters, Norma E. Halley and Addie M. Gothard.
     Survivors include three sons, John J. Jeffers and Jack Jeffers, both of Gallipolis and Paul J. Jeffers, Crown City; two daughters, Mrs. Calvin W. (Lenice) Waugh and Ruth Julia Jeffers both of Crown City; one brother, Hugh R. Jeffers, Sardis, Ohio. Other survivors include nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Lusher and the Rev. John Arnold will officiate. Burial will be in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6-9 p.m..

[Note: Died July 13, 1989]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 13, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Jeffries, Cora [Beard]

Body Brought Home For Burial
     The body of Mrs. Will Jeffries, who died at her home in Columbus last week was brought here Monday afternoon for burial in Mound Hill cemetery. Mrs. Jeffries, who was 55 years old, was born and raised in Gallipolis, her maiden name being Cora Beard, her family being among the prominent people here for several generations. She had been in ill health for a year. Besides her husband, surviving relatives are a son, Carl F., of Nashville, Tenn., a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Belanger, of Birmingham, Mich., and a sister, Miss Josephine Beard of Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 13, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Jeffries, Earler

     JEFFRIES - July 22, 1885, Earler, son of Eli and Maggie Jeffries, aged 18 months. Too pure for earth he has gone to heaven.

Gallipolis Journal
August 12, 1885
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                     Top of Page


Jenkins, Carl

Jenkins Rites Set Wednesday
     Last rites will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Old Kyger Baptist Church for Carl Jenkins, 82, a native of Gallia County who died Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Augusta, S. C.  The Rev. Frank Cheesebrew will officiate. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home from 7-9 this evening.
     Mr. Jenkins spent most of his life in Gallia County prior to moving to Augusta. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Higgins, Augusta; five grandchildren, and a brother, Floyd Jenkins, Clearwater, Fla. Twice married, he was preceded in death by both wives, Helen Gertherie and Dot Clark.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 18, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jenkins, Charles

Death of Chas. Jenkins
     Chas. Jenkins, of this county, who at one time managed the Halliday dairy farm, died Monday at Halliday dairy farm, died Monday at Logan after suffering for a time with typhoid fever. His remains were taken in charge by Wetherholt and placed to rest in Mound Hill, where he has a child buried. He is survived by a wife and several children.  He was a kindly disposed man and will be missed.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, July 22, 1904
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Jenkins, Chas. L.

Chas. L. Jenkins Died At 6 A.M.
     Charles L. Jenkins, aged 78 years, died this morning at six o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi White, one mile out of town on the Chillicothe road. His health had been failing the past year from complications due to his age.
     He was born and spent his entire life in Walnut township and his home was on Jenkins' hill between Mudsoc and Waterloo. He never married and his nearest survivors are only a few nieces and nephews. Mrs. White is a cousin and he had been in her home most of the winter.
He was a member of the Waterloo Grange and Masons and the latter body will have part in the burial service and furnish the pallbearers.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock EWT at Mt. Zion Methodist Church (Walnut township) with Rev. R.P. McCarley officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth either July or September, 22, 1863 and death certificate gives age as 89; date of death April 13, 1943. Gravemarker has 1862 as dob. Father John W. Jenkins; mother Phoeba Waugh.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Jenkins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Jenkins, David

Death of David Jenkins
     Mr. David Jenkins, a fine old man of Cora, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1909, at the age of 71 years. He was a brother-in-law of Ex. Com. Dan Davis. The funeral services were conducted at Tyn Rhos church Thursday and burial at the same place.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 29, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Jenkins, Emma G.

Emma Jenkins Dies on Friday
     Mrs. Emma G. Jenkins, 81, died rather suddenly at her home on the Neighborhood Rd., at 1:15 p.m., Friday. She had suffered from a heart condition for several years. A native of Gallipolis twp., she had spent her entire life in this county.
     She was born Dec. 25, 1874, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Long Criner. She was the last member of her family.
On July 17, 1892, she was married to Charles Jenkins at Yellowtown. He preceded her in death in 1904.       
     To this union two surviving daughters were born, Mrs. Harry (Hazel) Cameron of Edgemont Rd., a substitute teacher at Washington school, and Mrs. Mae Smeltzer of Rio Grande, a teacher. She is also survived by one grandson. Charles Smeltzer, another grandson, was killed in a plane crash in February, 1946.
     In her early years, Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Elizabeth Chapel, but in recent years had united with the Church of Christ. At her request private rites will be held at Miller's Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Sunday. Rev. Kenneth Betz will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be Maurice and Charles Bane, Miles and Wayne Trout, Charles White and Carl Cameron. Friends may call at Miller's.

May, 1956
Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Jenkins, Genevieve [Bowles]

Mrs. Jenkins, 41, Called By Death
Perry Principal's Wife Dies At Gallia Home
     Mrs. Genevieve Jenkins, 41, wife of David E. Jenkins, principal of Perry Local School, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at her home, Rt. 1, Gallia. Although she had been suffering from uremia for several years, her condition became considerably worse about a month ago and she was taken to Holzer Hospital for treatment but later returned to her home.
     Mrs. Jenkins was born Jan. 28, 1910 in Jackson County, W. Va., to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bowles. She was married to David Jenkins June 6, 1928, at Chillicothe, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Herman (Mildred) Bangert, Columbus, and a son Gomer, who is with the U. S. Navy stationed at New London, Conn., but who is now at home on leave.
     Mrs. Jenkins was a kindly devout christian, beloved by all those who knew her. She was converted when only 11 years of age and joined the Stud Run Christian Church, near Chillicothe, but moved her membership to wherever she resided and where it was most convenient for her to attend.
     She was a talented vocalist and gave freely of her talent for the enjoyment of others. She was an active member of Nebo Congregational Church, a member of the Rio Grande WSCS, the Salem Missionary Society, the Patriot Grange, Victory Council, and in PTA work.
     In addition to her husband, son and daughter, Mrs. Jenkins is survived by three brothers, Oscar and Ernest Bowles, Chillicothe, and Milford Bowles, Waverly. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Nebo Congregational Church, with Rev. Dan Murphy officiating. Interment will be made in Nebo Cemetery by Steve Thomas, Centerville funeral director.

[Note: From death certificate date of death September 6, 1951; mother Ethel Hopkins.]

Newspaper (prob. September 1951, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Jenkins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Jenkins, James (Raymond)

James Jenkins Dies July 4 of Memorial Day Injuries
Twelve Sisters and Brothers Survive Him
Funeral Services at 2 Sunday at Poplar Ridge
     From an injury received on Memorial Day James R. Jenkins, 42, died on the Fourth of July. He succumbed at 6:30 last evening at Holzer Hospital, after lying in a helpless and hopeless condition for 35 days.
     Few Tribune readers will fail to recall that Jenkins, a resident of Poplar Ridge, broke a neck vertabra when he dived into O. A. Rupe's fish pond at Eno. The water was but four feet deep where he dived and his head struck some hard object. He received a scalp wound and the impact broke a spinal bone that caused instant paralysis. That Jenkins did not drown was due to the presence and prompt assistance of Glenn Lawson Hood, Jenkin's only companion when he journeyed to the pool for a bath and a swim. Jenkins was brought to the hospital but at no time did the surgeons offer any real hope that he would recover or even live very long. The paralysis seemed to affect his whole body below the point of fracture, except that he could swing his arms.
     During the period he was permitted to have visitors, Jenkins talked calmly and uncomplainingly of his mishap and probable fate; and his observations at that time profoundly impressed those who heard them, and gave them an insight into his courage and character.
     James R. was a son of James and the late Minta Vankirk Jenkins and was born and reared on Poplar Ridge. He never married. He did farm work and was a carpenter and was industrious and esteemed in his home community and wherever he had worked. An ice cream festival for his benefit was held on the Ridge Thursday night.
     There survive, besides the father, these sisters and brothers: Nita Rupe and Reva Bunce, both of Indianapolis; Minta Trimmer, of Goshen, Indiana; Otho and Elmer Jenkins, Columbus; Lloyd Jenkins, Middleport; Walter Jenkins, Cheshire R.D.,; Sherman, John, William M., Lola and Edria, all at home.
Funeral services will be held at Poplar Ridge at 2 o'clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. J.L. Stephenson. Interment there by Coleman & Son.
     Jenkin's death is the eighth in this county so far this year from other than natural causes.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth December 16, 1898; year of death 1941. This accident happened June 30th.]

Newspaper (prob. July, 1941, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Jenkins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Jenkins, John J.

John J. Jenkins Dies At Kitchen Table
Once Had Store At Gallia- Funeral At 2 Wednesday
     John J. Jenkins, 78, who once operated a general store at Gallia, died at 3:30 Monday morning at his home near Kitchen. An illness that began about a year ago became serious if not hopeless three weeks ago and death resulted from a complication of ailments.
     Mr. Jenkins was a well-known farmer and thresher and sawmill operator. He was a native of the Bethel neighborhood, but had spent most of his life on a farm near Kitchen. When the furnaces of that section were running he was a collier. He was a member of Sardis Church and a Sunday School worker. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Jenkins and three sons, John and Thomas of Oak Hill, and Solomon, at home.
     Funeral services will be held at the Sardis Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery by Lew Hughes.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth April 3, 1865; date of death May 17, 1943; father John J. Sr.; mother unknown. Sardis Cemetery is in Jackson County.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1943, Gallipolis or Oak Hill) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Jenkins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Jenkins, Leah Anna

Teacher at Peniel, Died Very Suddenly
Funeral Thursday
     Last Monday night, Feb. 14, at about 10 o’clock without warning to the sleeping household, the spirit of Miss Leah Anna Jenkins passed silently into the hands of the One who gave it. Miss Jenkins was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jenkins of Peniel and was one of a family of seven children. She had been engaged in the teaching profession for twelve years and was this year teaching her home school, but about four weeks ago she contracted a severe cold, the effects of which caused her to give up her work. Her illness was not considered alarming and on the night of her death, the family retired as usual about 9 o’clock feeling no undue anxiety regarding her condition. About an hour later the mother, who was sleeping with the sick girl, awoke and missing the sound of her regular breathing called the family, when it was found that he heart had forever ceased to beat.
     It is a sad fact in this connection that this is the third death in the family within the last few years, a brother of the deceased having died about two years ago and a sister last summer. From a letter from a Journal correspondent the following taken: Miss Jenkins was teaching school in her home district and gave up the school on account of her health four weeks ago. Anna, as she was usually called, was 30 years of age, and had taught school for 11 years in the immediate neighborhood in which she lived. She was unusually bright, energetic, and self-reliant, devoting a life of earnest zeal to the elevation and betterment of humanity. She was an excellent school teacher and all her pupils were devoted to her through a love of kindness; and she will be woefully missed by all who knew her.
     She united with the religious order of Latter Day Saints some years ago and remained sincere in that faith to her death. The funeral services were held at Peniel Feb. 17, conducted by Rev. S. J. Jeffers and Rev. J. L. Goodrich of Vinton County, with a brief discourse by Rev. W. R. Evans of Gallia. The funeral was largely attended in spite of the inclemency of the weather.

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

 


Jenkins. Lewis Corliss

     JENKINS - Lewis Corliss Jenkins, infant boy baby of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jenkins, was born October 28th, 1893, died Jan. 3rd, 1895, after a brief illness, aged 14 months and 6 days. This bright, promising child, the joy and happiness of its parents, knew no earthly sorrow. In the innocence and purity of spirit it was taken home safe in the arms of Jesus, to dwell forever in the Kingdom of Heaven.
     The funeral was Saturday, and was largely attended. The services at the house, the home of little Corliss’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lewis were very impressively conducted by Dr. J. M. Davis, assisted by Rev. N. Baron Jones.
     Funeral services at the Welsh Church, at Centreville, were participated in by the Rev. D. S. Jones, J. M. Jones, E. S. Jones, and D. Davis. Interment at the church cemetery. The bereaved parents and grandparents of the deceased desire to publicly thank their friends for sympathy and assistance in the sickness and death of little beloved Corliss.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 12, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jenkins, Lucy [Evans]

Mrs. Ben Jenkins, 75, Dies Near Cheshire
     Mrs. Lucy Evans Jenkins, widow of Ben F. Jenkins, died at 7 o'clock last night at the home of her son, Arthur Jenkins, at Old Kyger. An invalid, she had been taken care of there for nearly three years, but she had been virtually helpless and bedfast most of the time for many years. Mr. Jenkins, a well-to-do farmer, died in October, 1928.
     Mrs. Jenkins was 75 years old and a daughter of Oliver and Lydia Evans. She is survived by the following children: H. M. Tate and Mrs. C. A. Bradbury, both of Kyger; Arthur, Mrs. Garfield Searls and Carl all of Old Kyger, and Floyd, the youngest, Marion, Ohio.
     The decdent was a member, since her girlhood, of the First Baptist Church near which she lived after marriage. The Funeral services will be held there at 10:30 Sunday, probably with Rev. Mr. Bolton of Rutland in charge. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by Undertaker J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 22, 1932
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Jenkins, Margaret [Morris]

Mrs. Jenkins, 89, Died At Peniel; Rites 1 Sunday
    
Mrs. Margaret Morris Jenkins, 89, died at 9 o’clock last night at her Peniel home. She had been afflicted for a decade. Mrs. Jenkins was the widow of William Jenkins, who died 10 years ago. Surviving children are Miss Mary, who had taken care of her mother for years; Mrs. E. H. Lloyd, also of Peniel; William S., Dayton; Stanton, employed at the O. H. E., and David C., Oak Hill. There is a surviving sister, Miss Elizabeth Morris, who was born Aug. 6, 1849, and who lived with Mrs. Jenkins.
     Funeral will be held at 1 p.m.9 (fast time) Sunday at Peniel. Burial there by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: 9/11/1854 - 6/17/1943. She was the daughter of Edward & Mary Howell Morris.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 18, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Jenkins, Mayme

Mayme Jenkins
by Judge Benner Jones
     Feb. 24, 1882 to Jan. 5, 1910 marks the span of the earthly pilgrimage of Miss Mayme Jenkins, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dr. Gomer E. Jones, in Oak Hill, Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock; aged 27 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was the daughter of the late Dr. D.T. and Mary [Evans] Jenkins, of Centerville, Gallia County, Ohio, the former being well and widely known both in Gallia and Jackson Counties where he practiced his profession many years and the latter being universally esteemed and loved among her acquaintances for her goodness and many graces.
     The subject of this sketch was one of ten children a brother, aged 6 months and sister, in infancy, preceded her to the mansion beyond the skies, while the following brothers and sisters are left to mourn her loss, Mrs. Dr. Gomer Jones and D. Spurge Jenkins of Oak Hill, Thomas E. Jenkins of Hartline, WA; Dr. J. Herbert Jenkins of Rushmore, OH; Mrs. Austin Howell of Columbus and D. Howard Jenkins and Florence of Williamson, WV; all of who were present, but one, to surround the bier of their favorite sister.
     In the early life she was greatly afflicted and feeble in health and believed to be destined to be an invalid and for many years her fond parents, family and friends all lived in despair of her health and life, but advancing age and increasing vitality overcame her infirmity and she was permitted to reach the maturity of beautiful womanhood with strength and vigor. While yet a girl in her teens death called away the father and mother, Mayme became the head of the family circle with the constant care and duty of rearing two younger sisters, one of whom was a mere child and for four years she preserved the old home circle and was the mother of the household. Thus during her girlhood days she was deprived of many advantages and natural privileges which would have fallen to her lot and of which she would have gladly availed herself.
     At the age of fourteen she consecrated herself to God and became earnest and active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Centerville and continued a member thereof until called to enter the Church Triumphant. In her religious life she was as active and faithful as she was in her other lines of duty. With all the books, magazines, papers and other literature of the American home of today within her reach and at her command, let it be recorded that this young girl at the age of 15 years had read the entire Bible from the beginning to the end and continued to be a daily reader of God's word for the remaining years of her life. The Psalms and the 11th. chapter of John were among her favorite passages and it was through these passages of promise, as she believed, God spoke to her daily.
     By reason of her early afflictions and later domestic cares and duties, Mayme was not of that lively, mirth and rollicking disposition so often found and admired in girlhood but none the less attractive and charming a spirit of gentleness, amiability and tenderness passed her in all their beauty and richness. Not loudness but quietness, not ostentation but unassuming, not indolent but industrious, not pleasure seeking, but duty performing, not cowardice but courageous, not deceit but candor, not hatred but forgiving, not daring but God fearing, these are the virtues and graces which form the crown jewels of the life of this lovable and truly lovely young woman.
     Four years ago, being the last of a large family to leave, together with her youngest sister, she vacated the old home at Centerville and since that time has resided at Oak Hill, Columbus and Williamson, WV.
     On the morning of December 28th, she was brought from her then home at Williamson, WV, to the home of her sister at Oak Hill suffering from typhoid fever and little did her friends think that the pale-winged messenger stood so near the threshold of life but so it was and her resolute soul answered quickly and fled. A flower too rich and beautiful for death to crush so early, Mystery! Mystery! How her kindred and friends would that they could peer behind that curtain and yet live. But no, 'tis God alone, not angels, can lift that curtain and they each for himself shall see him do it and pass behind forever.
     She is gone. Childhood is gone with all its blushes and fairness. Youth is gone, bright, hopeful youth. The strength, beauty and pride of womanhood is gone. Yet she lives in the glow of that redeeming light which radiates from the cross and the throne.
     Funeral services were conducted at the C.M. Church at Oak Hill on Friday morning and not withstanding the heaviest snowfall seen in years a large number of people had come together to pay respect to her memory. The services were in charge of the pastor, the Rev. R. O. Williams, M.A. who was assisted by Revs. David Thomas, G. James Jones and J.R. Fields, the funeral arrangements were in care of J.D. Loyd. The burial at High Hill Cemetery at Centerville, the Revs. David Thomas and D.S. Jones officiating. Though the day was cold and Mr. Jones in his 83rd year, that did not prevent him from performing the last act of kindness to one he loved so much and one he knew all her life.

Scrapbook Collection -- Publication unknown
January, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jenkins, Mildred G. Hardway [Williams]

     Mildred G. Hardway Jenkins, 91, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. at Holzer Senior Care Center.
     She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Elijah and Effie Sims Williams.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by two husbands, Howard S. Hardway and William Jenkins; by two sons, Charles and Michael Hardway; a sister, Marjorie Gatewood; and by a brother, Clarence Williams.
     Mildred was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Grace Guild Sunday School Class and the Abigail Circle. She was also an active member of the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
     She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Richard) Hardway Brown of Gallipolis, and Karen (Dan) Hardway Black of Rapid City, S.D.; five grandchildren, Sandy Bledsoe of Gallipolis, Cindy Fellure of Gallipolis, Mike Hardway of St. Albans, W.Va., Marc (Kay) Hardway of Cheshire, and Morgan Black of Rapid City, S.D.; four great-grandchildren, Amber Fellure of Gallipolis, Travis Fellure of Gallipolis, Brittany Hardway of Cheshire, and Dayton Hardway of Cheshire; two brothers, Alvie (Belle) Williams of Wadsworth and Dwight (Glenna) Williams of Columbus; and a special friend and caretaker, Sandy Kerns of Crown City.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2006 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Stockton and Bob Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 600 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or to the charity of your choice.
     Pallbearers will be Travis Fellure, Mike Hardway, Marc Hardway, Charles Gatewood, Randy Gilliam and Jeff Geiger.
     To send condolences, please visit us at www.timeformemory.com/whw.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 21, 2006
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe


Jenkins, Nancy [Rucker]

Nancy Rucker Jenkins Dies Here, Aged 80
Funeral Services Will Be Held At F. Springs Church At 2 Sun. P.M.
     Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, aged 80, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Higgins Rest Home. She had been ill about three weeks. Previous to that she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Green, at 1127 1/2 Second avenue, the Greens having moved there from near Cadmus some months ago.
     Mrs. Jenkins was born in Lawrence county and was a daughter of Joseph and Lucy B. Rucker. Her first husband was Jonathan Parsons of Symmes tp. He was killed in a mine cave-in 34 years ago near his home. The following children of thus [sic] union survive: Florence Green, already mentioned; Mrs. Blanch Copen, South Point; Mrs. Lilly Davis, Mrs. Mildred Early and Ruth Kiner, all of Columbus. Decedent's second was William Queen, who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1929, she married Edward Jenkins Jr., who is at Blackfork.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R.P. McCarley at 2 o'clock Sunday at Flag Springs M.E. Burial there by Mervin Chapman of Henderson, whose wife is a granddaughter of Mrs. Jenkins. The body will be at the Green home from 5 o'clock today to 12 noon Sunday.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth April 11 (?), 1860; date of death January 26, 1940.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1940, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Jenkins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Jenkins, Otho

     Otho Jenkins, 80, of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died Monday at his residence. Born May 13, 1902, in Point Pleasant, son of the late James A. and Mintie Vankirk Jenkins, he was a retired machinist for Ralston Steel and Foundry Co. in Columbus and moved to Gallia County six years ago.
     Surviving are three sons, John and Robert, both of Columbus, and Ralph, address unknown; three sisters, Minta Trimmer of Goshen, Ind., and Edria Emery and Reba Halstad, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; and five brothers, John and Walter, both of Bidwell, Danville of Marion, Elmer of Columbus and Lloyd of Pomeroy. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly. Local arrangements are by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 30, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jenkins, Sarah V. Dott [Clark]

Cheshire Woman Dies Suddenly
     Mrs. Carl Jenkins, 76, a resident of Cheshire Rt., died unexpectedly Saturday in a hospital in Augusta, Ga. She and her husband, Carl Jenkins, had been spending the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Jenkins had been in failing health for several years.
     Mrs. Jenkins was born at Porter, Nov. 22, 1889, daughter of the late William and Lelia Kennedy Clark. In addition to the husband, she is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Higgins, and a brother, Merch I. Clark of Pine St. Three brothers are deceased.
     The body was to arrive today from the south, and will be taken to the Wetherholt - Elliot Funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 25, 1965
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page


Jenkins, Stephen

Funeral Services Will Be Held At Tyn Rhos Tomorrow At 1 P.M.
     Stephen Jenkins, one of Perry township’s most industrious and estimable citizens, died at the Holzer Hospital at 12:30 Sunday p.m. Suffering from a serious bladder ailment, he was brought to the hospital on Jan. 13. There was a turn for the worse in his condition late in the week.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Anna Evans (Soar), but no children. He was a brother of John Jenkins of Fourth Ave., Mrs. John Richards of Rio Grande; and Mrs. Evan Jones of Centerpoint. Mrs. John Rees of the Cora neighborhood, who died last fall, was another sister.
     Mr. Jenkins was a son of Thomas and Jane Jones Jenkins and was born July 30, 1868, 1-½ miles below Nebo on Symmes Creek and in Perry tp.
     He was a hard working man and used to do a good deal of logging and helped to build turnpikes a generation or more ago. After his marriage, he made his home at the old homestead of his wife’s family, the John Evans (Soar) place, in the Tyn Rhos neighborhood. Dan W. Thomas and other life-long friends speak in the highest terms of his character and his usefulness as a citizen.
     Funeral services will be held at Tyn Rhos at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Mr. Whilding, Presbyterian pastor at Jackson, in charge. Burial at Tyn Rhos by Hughes of Oak Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 22, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jenkins, Stephen D.

     Stephen D. Jenkins, one of the old and highly respected citizens of Perry township, died at his home, of the grippe, February 2, 1892.
     He was born in Carmarthershire, South Wales, 1814, and married to Miss Rachel Edwards in 1835. On account of the prevailing hard times in his native country, he came to America in 1849 and the following year sent for his family to come to his chosen home in this neighborhood. Six children were born in Wales and the youngest sons, John and Dan, were born in Gallia county. Mary, the oldest daughter, died in 1864 and Philip fell in battle in Virginia in 1865.
     In his trade, blacksmithing, his superior has not been found in this section of the country, and by his industry and economy he managed to save a competency for his declining years.
     The deceased had not been in good health for several years, but his last sickness lasted only a few days. On February 4th, a large number of his relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to the life of a worthy man. The pall bearers were his sons, David, Thomas, John and Dan, and his two sons-in-law, D. J. Davis and James Reese, the funeral services at the Tyn Rhos church were conducted by Rev. D. S. Jones and Daniel Lloyd, of Centreville; W. Reese Evans, of Tyn Rhos, and George Aten, of Rodney.
     The bereaved widow and honored children mourn the loss of a faithful husband and a good father, and a large circle of friends will miss the counsels of a wise, honest and upright citizen. The family has the sympathy of all in its bereavment.
J.W. Jones

Gallipolis Journal
February 12, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Jenkins, Stephen E.

S. E. Jenkins, 86, Dies Unexpectedly
     Stephen (Steve) E. Jenkins, 86, a resident of Rio Grande, died unexpectedly at 2:30 a.m., Sunday at his home. Mr. Jenkins was a veteran blacksmith, bus driver and he operated an electrical and plumbing supply office for several years.
     He was born May 10, 1886, in the Tyn Rhos community, son of the late John D. and Dinah Thomas Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Richards Jenkins, whom he married on March 8, 1917, in Gallipolis. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Harry (Margaret Marie) Elsholz, Cleveland and Mrs. Donald (Lorena) Farrar, of Wilmington, Del. Two grandsons, Stephen Farrar, now serving in Vietnam and David Farrar of Doylestown, Pa.
One nephew, Evan K. Richards, Columbus, survives.
     He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and a 57 member of the Centerville Lodge F and AM No. 371. He was twice past-master of that lodge.
     Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Rio Grande with Rev. Charles Lusher, Rev. Robert Wilkins and Rev. Ronald Miller officiating.
     Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic services by the Centerville Lodge will be conducted at 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward the Gallia County Heart Fund.
     Pallbearers will be Howell Evans, Robert Leith, James Skaggs, Thomas Fisher, Keith Welker, Willard Copley.
Honorary bearers will be James, John and William Howard, Dewey Keels, George Northup and Garland Lanier.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

[Note: Died May 28, 1972]

Gallipolis newspaper
1972
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Jenkins, Tom

IN MEMORY
     Private Tom Jenkins was the son of Thomas T. Jenkins of Peniel, Ohio. He was born Peniel, Greenfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, May 18, 1889. He answered the final roll call on the battle front in France on Nov. 4, 1918, at the age of 29 years 5 months and 22 days.
     A brief resume of his life deserves mention of the following meritorious traits. As a son and brother at home he was obedient and kind to his parents and affectionate and appreciative of brothers and sisters. He was of a quiet disposition and even temperament and made friends wherever he went. He was industrious and spent a number of years at farm work in the northern part of the state and the last three years he worked at Dayton.
On July 22, 1918, he was called to Camp Sherman to don the uniform of his country and go forth to battle for liberty of citizenship, of conscience, of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and to crush autocracy and establish democracy world wide.
     The latter part of August his army unit was sent to France and there while in the thick of battle on Nov. 4 he answered the final call to his eternal reward. His race is run, his place is vacant, his voice is still and his blue star of service will be replaced by the golden star of victory, but his name will go down on the pages of history as a soldier in the great world war as a martyr to the establishments of rights against might, peace and good will to mankind.
     His passing away marks the first in a family of nine, five sons and four daughters, who grew to maturity. The undivided sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family in their time of deep sorrow. Those who mourn the loss of an obedient, dutiful and affectionate son and brother are the parents, four brothers and four sisters, John T., David H., Evan T., with the Army in France, Dan Walter of Columbus, Mrs. Warren Limes and Mrs. Thomas Limes of Columbus, Mrs. Thomas Evans and Miss Jennie Jenkins, his twin sister, of Peniel.
     Besides those named his departure is mourned by a large circle of relatives and a host of friends. The mortal part of Private Tom Jenkins lies in the far away soil of France, but his faithful and patriotic deeds abide with us in sweet memory. He is gone but not forgotten.
     Memorial services were held in his house at Peniel, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22, Rev. Roland Jones officiating. A double quartet led by Dr. Shaffer rendered excellent and appropriate singing.

Another from our midst has gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant here on Earth
That no one else can fill.
He left his home in perfect health,
He looked so young and brave;
We little thought how soon he'd rest
Laid in a soldier's grave.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to extend our sincerely thanks to our relatives and friends for the kindness extended during the death of our son and brother, to Rev. Roland Jones for his consoling words and to Dr. Shaffer and the choir for the beautiful singing.
               Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jenkins and family.

[Note: Buried in France but marker in Peniel]

Gallia Times
Jan. 22, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jenkins, W. A.

     The Gallipolis Journal says that it learned that Dr. W. A. Jenkins died while enroute to the Asylum in Athens.

Athens Messenger
April 22, 1875
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker


Jenkins, William

William Jenkins Died This Morning
Funeral Is Set For 2 Sunday At Buck Ridge
     William Dudley Jenkins, colored, a familiar figure on the streets of Gallipolis for two generations, died at 7:20 this morning at his home near Rodney and nearer Buck Ridge. He was in his 85th year, being much older than most of his acquaintances surmised.
     Mr. Jenkins had been ill for a year and for some time his condition was known to be helpless. He was a son of Wesley and Catherine Allison Jenkins. His birthdate was Feb. 4, 1858, which was five years before the Emancipation Proclamation, but whether he was born in freedom or slavery was not known when these lines were written.
     Decedent is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jenkins, but they had lived apart. The children are Mrs. Elza Deed of near Rodney, Everett Jenkins, and Roann Evans of Columbus, Jerry Jenkins of Chillicothe. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson of near Rodney.
     Funeral services will be held at Buck Ridge at 2 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. C.M. Payne in charge. Interment there by Coleman & Son.

[Note: From death certificate his name is given as William Wesley Jenkins and he is given as a widower, yet Elizabeth Jenkins is listed as wife; date of death September 4, 1942.]

Newspaper (prob. September 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Jenkins file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Jenkins, William A.

W.A. Jenkins Dies Wednesday
     William A. Jenkins, 71, a native of Gallia county, and a resident of Cincinnati, died in Holy Cross Hospital at Silver Springs, Md., Wednesday. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Jenkins and spent his early years on the family farm at Kyger. He was a member of the Cheshire Masonic Lodge, and of Scottish Rite, and the Shrine, at Cincinnati.
     The body will arrive in Huntington Monday morning, and will be brought to Miller's Home for Funerals. Graveside services will be held in Gravel Hill cemetery. Date and hour of service will be announced later.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 9, 1997
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   Top of Page


Jenkinson, Edward

Edward Jenkinson Passes Suddenly
     Edward Jenkinson, retired O.H.E. employee, died suddenly this morning at his home in Crown City. While planting potatoes on his premises he was seen to topple over and expired soon after being carried into his home.
     Mr. Jenkinson is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Gatewood of this city. They were married while both were employed at the O.H.E. and he retired from that employment two years ago, after serving 14 years.
     The body was brought to Entsminger's mortuary at noon, but it may be late today before funeral arrangements are completed.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth December 22, 1869; date of death March 31, 1942; parents "unknown" by informant, Bertha Jenkinson; burial Crown City CE.]

Newspaper clipping from the collection of Debbie Carter Evans, prob. March 1942, Gallipolis.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Jennison, Ruth Isabel [Leonard]

Native Claimed In Parkersburg
     Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ruth Leonard Jeninson [sic], a native of Gallia county, in a Parkersburg, W. Va. hospital Saturday afternoon. She was a resident of Belpre. Mrs. Jeninson was a sister of the late Naret Leonard, former Gallia county engineer who died recently.  She was the daughter of the late Howard and Katherine Irwin Leonard. She is survived by her husband, Charles O. Jeninson, a daughter, Mrs. Dale Oyster of Los Angeles, Calif., and a son, Charles Jr., at home. Services and burial were at Belpre Tuesday afternoon.

[Note: Surname is Jennison as shown on Charles Oliver’s WWI & WWII draft cards and SSDI record.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday March 13, 1963
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Jenny, Walter E.

Walter Jenny Dead!
First Gallia Boy to Enlist, and First to Die in the Service
Fell Between Running Cars and His Life Crushed Out
     Walter E. Jenny of this city, a dentist by profession, and a member of the First O.V.I., was killed Monday, July 25, near Tampa, Florida. His parents received the sad word that evening. His regiment and its hospital corps were on the way to Fernandina and the awful accident is thus described in the Enquirer:
    The train of the ambulance company reached Highland, 175 miles from Tampa, at 9 o'clock this morning. There had been repeated delays, and the trip was a most tiresome one to the men, especially those who were riding in ambulances loaded in box cars. They had been positively ordered not to leave the train for any purpose, and the confinement while the train stood motionless, was very irksome. At Highland a good many of the men violated the order to remain on the cars, and Jenny among them. There was a scramble to get aboard when the train started, Jenny ran to a platform close to the station, intending to jump to one ot the flat cars. The train was not running then more than six miles per hour. He made serveal false starts and was apparently rather afraid to jump. Several of his comrades warned him not to try it, while others held out hands to grasp him. He finally jumped attempting to seize the wheel of an ambulance. He missed his grasp, fell and rolled between the cars. His fall was so sudden that he had not time to utter a cry of alarm. The signal to stop the train was given instantly, but several hundred yards were covered before the cars stopped. Dr. Cullen had been apprised of the accident and he sent a litter squad back. They found Jenny's body lying across the rail. Twelve cars had passed over it. The Coroner was summoned before the body was moved, and he gave Dr. Cullen permission to take it away. The remains were covered with ferns, gathered by the side of the railroad by the sorrowing soldiers. In this city the body was turned over to an undertaker, and Dr. Cullen notified the dead man's relatives of the awful accident. The body will be sent home. Jenny was 22 years of age and unmarried.

Jenny, Dr.Walter E.
     The family of Mr. Charles F. Jenny is utterly overwhelmed with grief today owing to the dath of their son and brother Dr. Walter E. Jenny, which occurred as given above Monday afternoon at Fernindina, Fla. The shocking announcement came in a telegram from that place about 7 o'clock Monday evening signed by Surgeon Gilbert L. Cullen, commanding Ambulance Company 2nd Division 4th Army Corps, and directed "To the Heirs of Walter E. Jenny." It stated: "Walter Jenny killed by train today. Embalming impossible. What shall I do regarding disposition of remains?" Dr. Cullen was directed to ship immediately.
     Mr. Jenny received a second telegram Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. which was sent Monday evening, saying; "Remains would leave at 6:15 p.m. today Tuesday via F.C. & P., and Queen Crescent." The remains will reach here Friday noon. The hour of funeral services will be given later, but they will be conducted at the home of his parents by Rev. Dr. Lloyd, of St. Peter's Episcopal church, the interment following at Mound Hill, by Hayward & Son.
     Dr. Jenny was born February 27, 1872, and was the eldest son of Charles F. and Catherine Jenny and leaves besides his parents twin brothers, John and Harry. He received his education at our public schools, and soon after evinced a desire to study dentistry and entered the office of Dr. Chas. E. Miles and was with him quite awile, showing a remarkable aptitude for the profession. On Dr. Miles leaving here he became Dr. H.D.Brown's assistant, and about four years ago entered the Ohio Dental College at Cincinnati. He became very ill there, and had to be brought home, when he lost some time but re-entered college a year ago last April, graduated with honor and with the warmest commendations from the faculty of the college. Almost as soon as he graduated there was a call to arms to defend the nation in its war with Spain and he enlisted at once, and was the first one from Gallia county to enlist under the Presidents' call. He enlisted in Co. D. of the First Ohio regiment, and went to Camp Bushnell and was transferred from there to Chickamauga, and was there a month or more, when he was transferred to Tampa and detailed in the Hospital Corps and assistant surgeon and dentist, and was on his way to Fernandina, Fla, with a detachment of troops, and, as the Commercial Gazette says, had left the train there to mail a letter home and lost his life while trying to regain the train. He was fine, promising young man, and the hearts of every one of us are moved in deepest sympathy for his relatives.

Unknown publication
July 26, 1898
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jessie, Wilson Robert

Robert Jessie Dead
     Wilson Robert Jessie, aged nearly 60, died Friday at his home at 712 Third Ave. of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and several children. Mr. Jessie was born in Indiana, but came here from West Virginia. He worked at the tobacco warehouse all winter and was a good, industrious man. No funeral services were held. Burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 20, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jett, Charles S.

     Mr. Charles C. Jett, living on the old Bryan farm, up near Kanauga, this county, died suddenly from heart failure on last Monday morning about 11 o'clock. Mr. Jett had come to this city in his buggy to transact some business, and while driving down Second Street, and when opposite the O.R. R'y. ticket office, Mr. Walter McCormick noticed that something was the matter with the occupant of the buggy. He went to him and found that it was Mr. Jett, and that he was unconscious. Mr. McCormick carried him into the O.R. R'y ticket office and laid the body upon the floor. Physicians were summoned, but they found that life had taken its departure. They did all they could to restore life, but it had gone, never to return. Mr. Jett was about 63 years of age, and was a hard working and industrious man. 
     Hayward & Son took charge of the body and conveyed it to Mr. Jett's late residence. The deceased came to this county from Marietta several years ago and married a sister of Mr. John Bryan. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Garrett on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, and the burial was at the Maddy graveyard.

[Note: dates from the stone are Jan. 9, 1836-May 8, 1899.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 13, 1899
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Jett, Charles

In A Buggy
Death of Charles Jett Monday Morning
    
“In the midst of life we are in death” was illustrated Monday morning. Chas. Jett, living in Addison township, near Kanauga, drove to town to transact some business and coming down Second street, near the O. R. R. ticket office, he was seized with an attack of heart trouble and fell to one side of the buggy.
     Walter McCormick, who was at the ticket office, noticed him in this position with the lines hanging over the dashboard. He had an intuition that something was wrong and went to the rig and stopped the horse. He found Mr. Jett unconscious and apparently lifeless, and in this condition he carried him into the O. R. R. ticket office and Drs. Johnston and Cromley called.
     He was beyond medical skill, and only gasped once or twice after being taken into the office and life was extinct. The doctors worked with him in the hope that there might yet exist a faint spark of life, but their labors were of no avail. The body remained at the ticket office until Hayward & Son’s ambulance wagon was sent for and it was removed to their establishment and prepared for burial.
     The deceased was aged about 65 years and leaves a widow. He was married to Miss Mary Bryan, sister of Mr. John Bryan, several years ago. He had been subject to heart trouble, but was as well as common when he started to town. His death was a shock to all who knew him.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 10, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jett, Mary E. [Bryan]

Death of Mrs. Mary E. Jett
    
Mrs. Mary E. Jett, of Kanauga, Ohio, died at her home last Wednesday morning at 7:00 o’clock after an illness of a few weeks of paralysis. The funeral services were conducted at her residence Thursday. Interment in Maddy’s graveyard.
     Mrs. Jett was a sister to Mr. J. W. Bryan of this city. The deceased was an estimable lady and her death will be greatly regretted by many friends.

Pt. Pleasant Weekly Register
Wednesday, June 28, 1905
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Jett, Mary [Bryan]

Death of Mrs. Jett
     Mrs. Mary Jett, of Kanauga, O., died this Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home, Thursday, at 2 o’clock, presumably by Rev. A. R. Davis, the interment following at the Maddy graveyard, by Hayward & Son.
     Mrs. Jett was the widow of the late C. C. Jett who died in May 1899. She left no children, but was a sister of Mr. J. Watt Bryan, of Pt. Pleasant, and an aunt of Mr. D. F. Bryan of the Park Central. She is said to have been an estimable lady and her death will be greatly regretted by many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 21, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johannson, Dietrich

VINTON - News Clipped From The Leader

Death of Mr. Johannson.

     Mr. Dietrich Johannson, of near Bidwell, died last Wednesday night of the infirmities incident to his advanced age. For some weeks he had been confined to the house and his condition steadily grew worse for a week previous to his death.
     He was born in Hamberg, Germany, March 8th, 1823; died Jan. 9th, 1909, aged 85 years, 9 months, 25 days. He united with the Lutherian church when a young man. He was a good moral man and liked by all who knew him.
     He made his home with his brother, Edward Johannson at Gallipolis, O., where they conducted a bakery during the civil war, after which they purchased a farm in Springfield Tp., and resided there until the death of his brother about six years ago, after which he made his home with his niece, Mrs. Gus Schneemilch, up to his death, where he was tenderly cared for.
     Funeral services conducted by Rev. McBride, burial by undertaker Glassburn at the family graveyard.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 22, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Johnson, Alden Luther

     Alden Luther Johnson, son of Sampson and Adelaide Trowbridge Johnson was born near Crown City, Dec. 28, 1873. When still a little child the family moved to Gallipolis where Mr. Johnson has lived for nearly 60 years. During these years Mr. Johnson has made innumerable friends, young and old alike loved him. He was particularly cherished and appreciated by the children and the poor. The businessmen and those for whom he worked thought highly of him.
     On June 29, 1898, he was married to Oma Criner also of this city and to these two eight children were born. Two died in infancy. The children living are: John, Herman, Theodore, Austin and Paul, one daughter Aleen Richard. The grandchildren who will miss this big hearted friend are Clarence, Richard, Ray, Terry, Jimmy and Rebecca Ann Johnson. Three brothers also survive: J. A. of Gallipolis, Charles of Huntington, W. Va. and Orin of Phoenix, Arizona.
     On April 12, 1916 Mr. Alden Johnson was converted and united with the 1st Baptist church being baptized by Rev. J. O. Newton. During the years of his membership here he has been an officer, leader and faithful member. His attendance at the services was an example of wonderful loyalty and beautiful faithfulness.
     For many years he has been the secretary of the Baraca Bible class and was rarely absent from its meeting.  He was also an active and faithful member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and the Daughters of America.

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


Johnson, Alfonso

     Alfonso Johnson, 58, of Patriot Star Route, Gallipolis, died Wednesday at University Hospital in Columbus.
Born Oct. 28, 1928 in Gallia County to the late Frank and Etta Mae Patterson Johnson, he is survived by his wife Blanche Garlinger Johnson. Also surviving are four sons, Terry, Alfonso, Ray and William, all of Gallipolis; five daughters, Diana Lambert and Etta Sheets, both of Gallipolis, Elizabeth Dotson and Gertrude Rowland, both of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and Margaret Cummings of Ashley, Ohio; one brother, James Johnson of Gallipolis; five sisters, Fannie Garlinger of Columbus, Roxie Stout of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., Mary Ann Logan, both of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., Sarie Stewart and Anna Mae Stewart of Gallipolis; 27 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded in death.
     Services will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at Willis Funeral Home, Rev. Richard Holliyday officiating. Burial follows at Lone Oak Cemetery, Henderson, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, William Pearson, Gary Lambert, Larry Dotson, Gary Rowland and Allen Sheets.

Note: Died February 25, 1987
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnson, Alonzo

Death of Alonzo Johnson
     Mr. Alonzo Johnson died at his home in Morgan township Saturday evening; September 9th, 1905, of stomach trouble, aged 54 years. He leaves a wife and four daughters. Mr. Johnson formerly lived in Meigs county but moved to this county a few years ago.
     He owned a good farm in Meigs county besides the one in Morgan township and was an industrious, respected citizen and his death will be regretted by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at Eno church, the interment following at Robinson cemetery by Ward of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, Sept. 15, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Alva Edward
 
     GALLIPOLIS - Alva Edward Johnson, 37, Kanauga, died Saturday evening in Holzer Medical Center of a heart attack.  He had been ill for a week.
     Born in Gallipolis, he was a son of Alva Earl and Marjorie Broyles Johnson of Kanauga.  He was a member of the Ohio Public Schools Employes Association and was a maintenance man for the Gallipolis school system for eight years.  He was employed by the Gallia County Highway Department at one time.  He was a member of Bell Chapel Church of Gallipolis.
     In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Charlotte Runyon Johnson; two sons, Alva Earl and John Franklin and two daughters, Sharon Marie and Sandra Dee, all at home.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Bell Chapel Church with the Rev. Everette Delaney officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.  Friends may call at the residence; 423 Second St., Kanauga, any time Tuesday afternoon and evening.  The Miller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Athens Messenger
Monday, November 10, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Andrew Jackson Jr.

In Loving Memory
     Just as the autumn sun was sinking beneath the western horizon on the evening of Sept. 12, 1928, the Death Angel swiftly but quietly entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fenimore Johnson and took from their midst their older son and brother, Andrew Jackson Johnson, Jr..
     Jack, as he was always known to his family and friends, was born Nov. 25, 1908 in Guyan Township.  He was with us 19 years, 9 months and 18 days.  His stay though short, was sweet.  He still lives in the memory of his family and friends.
     Jack attended the schools of Clay and Guyan Townships.  He graduated from Clay Rural High School in 1926 and from Mercerville High School with the class of 1927.  Three of his classmates from Mercerville, Don Johnson, Kermit Price and Carroll Sheets; two from Clay Rural, Nelson Brucker and Franklin Smith and one friend Russell Smith, acted as pallbearers.
     The summer following his graduation he went to St. Louis MO and was employed there until the beginning of his illness, July 8th.  He was in a St. Louis hospital for four weeks.  Here all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done.  He was able to be brought home August 3rd.  He immensely enjoyed being at home and among familiar scenes and friends.
     This happiness lasted but four short weeks, when he was again taken seriously ill.  His last illness lasted two weeks and one day.  His intense sufferings were all borne with the same pleasant smile with which he had lived.  Jack was a pleasant young man with always a smile and cheery remark for everyone.  He was a bright, industrious young man with a brilliant future.  He leaves behind a spotless character and has entered on the Great Adventure with a clean record.  His untimely death has caused a wound in the hearts of his family and friends that time will never heal.
     He leaves to mourn his early departure his father, mother, one brother, Merriman, four sisters, Floy and Ada at home; Mrs. Everett Phillips of Greensboro, NC and Mrs. Clyde Thompson of Chapmanville, WV and a great number of relatives and hosts of friends.  One brother died in infancy.

As sweeps the sudden storm across the summer sky,
Till all the tender, fairest flowers in rain drenched ruins lie,
So sweep the storms of life across some cloudless day,
Till wrecks of hope and joy and love
Bestrew life's lonely path.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Mercerville by Rev. John Porter.  Interment in Mercerville Cemetery by Undertaker Coleman Halley.

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 12, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Johnson, Andrew

Aged Colored Man Dead
     Andrew Johnson a colored slave died Monday morning at the age of 93. He was known as “Colonel” Johnson receiving his title from taking care of the late Col. Codot’s horse. Mr. Johnson died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Jacob Bennett on Third ave. Hayward had charge of the burial at Pine street. The funeral occurred this afternoon from the Paint Creek church, Rev. Wright conducting the service.

[Note: Pine Street Colored Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 26, 1915
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnson, Annie  

     Annie Johnson, colored, sister of Flora Jackson living in the upper end of town, on Fourth Street, died last Saturday evening, at her sister's, with heart trouble, leaving a house full of children. She came here from West Virginia for treatment, about three weeks ago.

[Note: died May 30, 1885]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1885
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Johnson, Annie [Williams]

Death of Crown City Lady
     Mrs. Walter Johnson, aged 75 years, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 1915, at her home at Crown City after a lengthy illness. Her husband died some years ago. She was a lady with a large circle of friends left to mourn her death. She was the mother of Mrs. Lon Woolweaver of this city.
     The funeral was conducted from Good Hope Church at 1 p.m. today.

[Note: Death Certificate..Annie Johnson born April 28, 1845 Ohio; died Feb. 3, 1918 Guyan Township, aged 72 years, 9 months and 4 days. Widow. Cause of death: Chronic Myocarditis. Parents: John Williams and Lucie Sartin..both born VA. Burial Good Hope Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 5, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Audrey Mae

Langley Johnson's Youngest Child Dies
     Audrey Mae, daughter of Langley and Margaret (Williams) Johnson, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, shortly after she was taken to the Holzer Hospital. Her age was 14 months and five days.
     She is survived by, besides the parents, these brothers and sisters: Truman Russell, 14; Anna Ruth, 10; Rome Phillips, 7 and Denver Lee, 4; a grandmother, Mrs. Neil Williams, who lives at the Johnson home.
     Funeral at Victory Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens, with burial in King's Chapel Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: death certificate born Aug. 1, 1945; died Oct. 5, 1946; 1 year, 2 months and 5 days]

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


Johnson, Ben

Ben Johnson, 45, Dies..Burial At Crown City
     The body of Benjamin Johnson, who died Wednesday night at his home in Huntington, was laid at rest at Crown City this afternoon. Rev. R.G. Scaggs conducted the funeral services at the home, 74 W. Third Avenue.
     Mr. Johnson was 45. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Johnson; two sons Kenneth and Horace Johnson, two daughters, Helen and Irene Johnson, all at home; six brothers, Joe Johnson of Williamsport, Ohio, Hiram, Cary, Germany, Logan and Spain Johnson, all of Huntington and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Harbour, Mrs. Sadie Green and Mrs. Polly Chandler, all of Huntington.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Dec. 24, 1887, died April 18, 1934; aged 45 years 3 months and 25 days. Wife Sarah Barker. Parents: Blackburn and Catherine Johnson]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 20, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Carol Marie [McDonald]

     GALLIPOLIS - Carol Marie Johnson, 88, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000 in Holzer Medical Center.      Born March 5, 1912 in Beckley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Wade and Ada Trump McDonald. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Luther “Red” Johnson; four brothers, Bruce, Elmo, Warren and Cecil McDonald; a sister, Edith Stuff; and a granddaughter, Teresa Johnson.
     Surviving are a son, Howard (Betty) Johnson of Thayer, Mo.; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister Myrtle Brabham of Akron; a sister-in-law, Ellabelle McDonald of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday until the time of services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron                                                                           Top of Page


Johnson, Catherine [Caldwell]

     Catherine Caldwell Johnson, daughter of Stephen and Minerva Caldwell, was born near Mercerville August 30, 1858, and departed this life at Denver, Colorado, April 25, 1930, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 25 days.
     She grew to womanhood at Mercerville and on Feb. 15, 1882, was married to Harvey Monroe Johnson, who preceded her in death by seven years. To this union six children were born, two of whom, Andrew Jackson and Lester Monroe, died in infancy, and four, Louden of Wheatridge, Colo., Chauncey of Las Animas, Colo., Oretha Staben of Denver, Colo., and Stephen of Richmond Dale, Ohio, are left to mourn the loss of a devoted and loving mother.
     She leaves a sister, Cassie Niday of Mercerville and a brother, Averill Caldwell of Crown City. Her sisters, Mrs. Florence Martt, Viola Dickey and Arizona Fellure have preceded her to the Great Beyond. She avowed her faith in Christ, but practiced her Christianity more than she professed it. A more unselfish soul is seldom found. Her family and friends were her great concerns in life. In recent years any word from Ohio was a sweet morsel to her. It was her own request that she be laid to rest at Mercerville beside her companion and among the many friends who have known her through the years.
     Mother is gone, never to return with the bright smile and encouraging word, but her fine example of noble character must stand as a beacon light to those who knew and loved her. As things of the spirit must be everlasting, that example, that character, must be immortal and manifest itself in the lives of those associated with it.

    When the dumb hand clothed in black,
     Brings the dreams about my bed,
     Call me not so often back
     Silent voices of the dead,
     Toward the lowland ways behind me,
     And the sunlight that is gone!
     Call me rather, silent voices,
     Forward to the starry track
     Glimmering up the heights beyond me
     On and always on!


Card of Thanks

     We wish to thank all who through service or sympathy aided us in the recent illness, removal and interment of our beloved mother.
     Louden Johnson
     Chauncey Johnson
     Stephen Johnson
     Oretha Staben

Gallia Times
May 5, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Johnson, Mrs. Monroe

Remains of Former Resident Buried Tuesday
     The remains of Mrs. Monroe Johnson, who died in Colorado, were returned to Gallia county Monday for burial. Mrs. Johnson and family, who formerly lived in the Mercerville neighborhood, had resided in the west for several years. She is survived by four sons and a daughter, one son, Steve, living in this county.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Mercerville and burial there was in charge of Coleman Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 29, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Johnson, Catherine [Patton]

Death of Mrs. Johnson
     Mrs. Catherine Johnson, of this city, died Sunday aged 67. She had been ill for a long time with a cancer, but a fine old lady. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Denney, on 4th. Avenue above Sycamore. She was a daughter of the late Dr. W.K. Patton and was a widow. She is survived by another daughter of Bucyrus and 13 grandchildren.
     Her funeral will be at 11:30 Tuesday at Mercerville and burial at the same place by Hayward & Son.

[Note: Born 1841; died Dec. 24, 1908]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 28, 1908
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Charles

     Charles Johnson, son of Edward Johnson, of Springfield township, in Colorado since last fall for his health, came home recently unimproved, and died Saturday. His funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. W. J. Fulton. His disease was consumption.

Gallipolis Journal
January 19, 1897
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnson, Chauncey L.

Chauncey Johnson is Dead at 74
     Chauncey L. Johnson, 74, a resident of Centenary, one of the leading Republican politicians of Gallia county and a retired grocer, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Holzer hospital for a week. He had been hospitalized for a week.
Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 18, 1890, at Swan Creek, son of the Late Joseph T. and Sarah Ann Harbour Johnson. His marriage to the former Ruth Elliott took place Oct. 13, 1913. and she preceded him in death Sept. 12, 1958.
     Mr. Johnson was a Gallia county commissioner for four terms (18 years), and until the time of his death took an active part in politics. In his early years he engaged in farming, and later was Gallipolis grocer. He was member of Liberty Chapel Church in Ohio twp.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Earnest (Opal) Halley, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Clark, and Mrs. Edmund D. (Adeline) D’Andrea, all of Columbus, Clarence E. Johnson. Mrs. Martin (Tressa) Cremeens, and Merrill L. Johnson. All of Patriot Star Rt., C. Kenneth Johnson, Mrs. Harold (Bonnie) Swindler, L. Vance Johnson and Bill Joe Johnson, all of Gallipolis, and Miss Barbara Johnson of Philadelphia. Two sons, Junior and Harold L. Johnson preceded him in death. There are 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Five surviving brothers are Okey Johnson of Patriot Star Rt., Roy Johnson of Clay twp., Robert Johnson of Eureka, Emory Johnson of Ohio twp., and Homer Johnson of Huntington. Two sisters, Mrs. Alma Call, and Stella, and three brothers, Madison, David and Wilber, and a half-brother James are deceased.
     Services will be held at 3 p.m. (DST) Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones and Rev. Joseph Chapman will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery, Friends may call at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday, and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 12, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Johnson, Clara B. [Broyles]

IN MEMORY
     Clara B. Broyles Johnson, daughter of Solomon and Causby Broyles, was born December 19, 1883, died March 12, 1926, age 42 years 2 months and 23 days. She was united in marriage to Curtis Johnson June 6, 1906.
     She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, one daughter, Zola, two small sons, Warren and Thornton, her aged mother, three brothers, four sisters and many other relatives and friends. Her father, five brothers, three sisters and a dear little daughter, Violet, have gone before her.
     She was converted and joined Providence Baptist church in early life and while deprived of meeting often with the brothers and sisters of her chosen church on account of distance and the care of a family her life has proven that she was trying to serve her blessed Savior. She was a most loving wife, and mother, a kind sympathetic friend and neighbor.

"But she has gone from human love."
To higher love and care
From pain below to place above
In mansions bright and fair.

Attune our hearts, O Blessed Lord
Though they with sorrow swell,
To say these meek submissive words
"Thou doeth all things well."

[Note: - Providence Cemetery, Clay Twp]

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Johnson, Clara Jane

At Greenfield
     Mrs. Ernie Johnson, a daughter of Mrs. M. J. Watterson of this city and a sister of Mrs. Lee McKean and Miss Lula Watterson of this city, and Mrs. Harry Matthews of Marion, died at Greenfield, O., Saturday, Aug. 27, 1921, and was brought here by undertaker Murphy in an auto hearse Monday for burial at St. Nick Church near Yellowtown. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. Ewing.
     Mrs. Johnson, a most excellent and highly esteemed lady, leaves a husband, seven children, six girls and one boy to mourn their loss. Mrs. Johnson was 45 years old and had been ill for several months with cancer of the stomach.

Note: [11/27/1875 - 8/27/1921]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 30, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Clinton M.

Clinton Johnson, Aged 60, Passes; Rites 2 Monday
     Clinton M. Johnson, whose home was on Chatham Avenue, died Thursday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. George Springer, 1007 Third Avenue. Because of a malignant ailment that affected his face and mouth, he had not partaken of food for 36 days, it is said.
     Mr. Johnson was nearing his 60th birthday, having been born September 2, 1883, a son of Sampson and Elizabeth White Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Florence Johnson; a sister, Mrs. Emma Dray of Garfield Avenue, besides the sister already mentioned; brothers, Fon, Edward and Frank Johnson, all of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Monday at the Entsminger Funeral Home by Rev. J. E. Hakes. Interment in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 28, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Ed

Ed Johnson, 85, Dies Near Bladen
     Ed Johnson passed away at home on Bladen Route 1 in [missing] township at 2:35 Sunday morning at the age of 84 years and 9 months.
     He is survived by his wife, Olive Johnson; a son Ed, Crown City and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was born in Lincoln County, WV, July 2, 1859, a son of Louis and Jane Johnson. He was a member of the Crown City Pilgrim Holy Church.
     Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at King's Chapel with Rev. John [missing]. Burial in the cemetery there by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: stone 1859-1944. Death Certificate: Born: July 2, 1859; died April 2, 1944. Parents Louis and Jane Adkins Johnson.]

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


Johnson, Electa

Funeral of Mrs. Electa Johnson
     Funeral services for Mrs. Electa Higgins Johnson, of Leota, were held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Oley chapel and burial in the cemetery near there. Mrs. Johnson leaves the following surviving relatives, her husband, William Johnson, four sons, Ogle, Chester and Willard this county and Leonard Johnson of Huntington and a sister Mrs. Jephtha Peters, who lives near Leota.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1928
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Johnson, Elijah C.

Johnson Rites At 2 Thursday At Good Hope
     Funeral services for Elijah C. Johnson, former county commissioner, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Christmas Day) at Good Hope Baptist church. Rev. Cecil Jones of Kitts Hill will officiate. Interment will be made at the same place by Stevers.
     Yesterday's account of his death omitted mention of one son, Wendell, who is on duty in the west coast defense. The other children are Mrs. Anna Mae Fulks of Proctorville, Walter and Merrill of Detroit, and Emmalee at home. There are five grandchildren. One sister's name was also omitted--Mrs. Mattie Sheets, wife of Herschel Sheets of Crown City R.D.
     Mr. Johnson served two terms as county commissioner and was county manager of the sub-division of aid for aged for two years.
     His death occurred in St. Mary's hospital, Huntington, where he had undergone an operation for prostate trouble. He had not been well for a long time but he was seriously ill for only a few weeks.

Obituary
    "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away".
     Tuesday morning Dec. 23, 1941. In St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. The call of the Death angel came to Elijah Curtis Johnson, son of Walter and Anne Elizabeth Johnson, early settlers of Guyan township. "Lige", as he was so familiarly called was born Jan.11, 1878, near Crown City, Ohio, and his age at the time of his death was 63 years, 11 months and 12 days. He was married to Miss Georgia Moore, April 28, 1913, and to this union were born the following children all of whom survive. Hollis, Walter and Merril Clyde of Detroit, Mich., Wendell Ray, of Camp Wallace, Texas, Mrs. Anna Mae Fulks of Proctorville, Ohio, and Emma Lee at home, also five grandchildren survive. He was the sixth of a family of twelve children, four of them have preceded him to the great beyond, namely John J., Emza, Lucy, and Mallie E., the surviving brothers and sisters are as follows. William H. Of Northup, O., Earnest of Huntington, W. Va., Chas and Chauncey, Mrs. Mattie Sheets, Mrs. Emma Moore, and Miss Alta, all of Crown City.
     Lige was quite active in public life having taught a number of terms in the public schools of Ohio and West Vrigina. He very successully served two terms as commissioner of Gallia Co. He also served two years as manager of the Division of Aid for the Aged. He lived an honest upright life and was always ready to help those who were in need. He was of a cheerful manner and kind words of encouragement have helped many through the hard places in life. Perhaps sweetest of all the fragrance shed from his radiant, unselfish life, was in his own home, where love reigned in beautiful devotion to his wife and children. He was always appreciative of each member of his family and never failed to tell them so. His devotion to his family and friends was far above the average and his last testimony was like that of the great apostle, Paul. When the sun of his life was slowly sinking behind the western horizon, he looked unto his heavenly father with a steadfast hope and with an unshaken faith and said, " I am now ready". All is well with my soul. Let us not weep as those who have no hope but let us bow our heads in humble submission and say Thy will not ours be done, and live for him who died for us and has made it possible that we can all be reunited again and live together in a land of fadeless beauty where the sun never sets and the leaves never fade.

Rev. Oma Williams

Gallipolis newspaper
December 24, 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page


Johnson, Eliza [Williams]

Eliza Williams Johnson
     OBITUARY - Eliza Williams was born in Washington County, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1843. She was married to W.A. Johnson at Gallipolis. She leaves a husband, three sons, and one daughter, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. They were all with her and insisted on caring for her in her last hours.
     She was laid to rest in the Wakita Cemetery on Thursday, July 23rd. Rev. E. L. Nicholson conducted the services.

Card of Thanks

     We desire to express our deepest gratitude to the friends who assisted us in the care of our beloved wife and mother during her long sickness, death and interment.
     It was indeed a great relief during all those long days to know that friends would not only neglect their home duties but wear themselves out in vigils for her and to our assistance, for which we ever will be grateful.
             W. A. Johnson and Family

Gallipolis Paper
July 22, 1903
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Ellen

     Died at her father's residence in this county, on the 18th inst., Ellen Johnson, in the 21st year of her age. The deceased was one of those lovely characters in whose actions the pleasant and useful were ever combined; free from selfishness, her hand was ever ready to perform the good deeds her kind heart prompted. She was a devoted daughter, affectionate sister, trusty friend, and above all, a Christian, having embraced religion while young, and joined the Methodist Church, and her mild and amiably consistent deportment proved to the world that her profession was no "empty show." 'Tis said "coming events cast their shadows before," and it would seem she had a presentiment of her early death, as she a few weeks past, desired her mother to have a rose tree she was cultivating, planted on her grave, and a lily sculpture don her tombstone; the pure white lily, fit emblem of her own pure and lovely life. But dear Ellen, while the blasts of Autumn scatter the leaves of your favorite rose, as Fate does the joys of Earth, you will be secure from storm and change, in your Heavenly home, where joys perennial bloom. And friends, although you can but lament her loss with fond regret, yet "weep not" for her.

"I weep not though thou'rt laid,
In such a lone, dark place,
Thou, who didsst live without a shade,
To cloud thy sweet young face;
For now thy spirit sings,
Where angel-ones have trod,
Veiling their faces 'neath their wings,
Around the throne of God.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 30, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Johnson, Eloise [Harrison]

     Virginia Eloise Johnson, 67, of Route 3 Gallipolis, died Sunday April 29, 1990, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born June 27, 1922 in Crown City, she was a daughter of the late Chancey and Iva Suthers Harrison.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Danny (Charlene) Green and Mrs. Jim (Norma) Edwards, both of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Joe (Lucille) Carter of Patriot; two step-brothers, Terry Johnson of Saudi Arabia and Ted Johnson of Pittsburg, Pa.; Step-sisters, Glenna Whealdon of Thurman, Carol Graham of Gallipolis, Sarah Kiser of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Dorothy Lewis of Olympia, Wash. She was also preceded in death by a sister. She attended First Presbyterian Church.
     Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Albert Earley officiating. Burial follows in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m., Monday. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Pat Boyer, 444 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.Pallbearers will be Kenny Cremeans, Keith Carter, Jim Edwards Jr., Mike Elliott, Ray Jeffers, Jim Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnson, Emma C.   [James]

Death of Mrs. Emma Johnson
     Mrs. Emma Johnson, of Bidwell, before mentioned, died at 12 o’clock Wednesday night, February 5, 1913. As said before she was the widow of the late Capt. Chas. A. Johnson, well known in Gallipolis, and a daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret James of Green township, and their youngest child born in Green township May 4, 1843.
     She is survived by one brother, C. C. James of Bidwell, with whom she made her home, and one sister, Mrs. W. W. Watts of 912 4th avenue, this city. She left no children.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Dougherty of the M. E. church, at the M. E. church Saturday next at 11 o’clock, the interment following at Mt. Zion by Wetherholt. She had been a member of the M. E. church for a long time and was a resident of this city for a long time and also of Huntington and was a very pleasant companionable lady with lots of friends.
     She was stricken with paralysis just a week ago this morning, her brother finding her lying on the kitchen floor just after she had built the fire to cook the morning meal. He got assistance and she was put to bed where she lay practically unconscious from that time on to the end, which came peacefully and painlessly.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 6, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Frances M.

Colored Woman, 105, Dies At Harrisburg
     Mrs. Frances M. Johnson, who was perhaps the oldest person in the county, died Friday at her home near Harrisburg.  Mrs. Johnson was born in North Carolina one hundred and five years ago.  One son, Israel Roberts, with whom she made her home, and a daughter, Mrs. Penn of Columbus, are surviving relatives.  Rev. Payne will conduct the funeral services at New Hope church near Harrisburg, Sunday at 2 p. m.  Burial in the cemetery there in charge of J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 18, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Johnson, Emza

Commissioner's Brother Dies in Guyan
     Emza Johnson, 63, died Wednesday about 5:30 p.m. in Guyan township after a long period of ill health due to tuberculosis. He was the son and one of eleven children of the late Walter and Ann Eliza Williams Johnson.  He died in the family home where he was born and where he and his sister, Alta Johnson, had lived together since the death of their parents. 
     Besides this sister Mr. Johnson is survived by these brothers and sisters: John of Mason county WVa; William of Northup; Ernest of Huntington; Elijah, Charles and Chauncey Johnson, Mrs. Herschel (Mattie) Sheets and Mrs. Emma Moore all of Crown City.  A sister, Mrs. Lucy Woolweaver, died about two years ago.
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Good Hope church by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial in the church cemetery by F.L. Stevers.  Mr. Johnson was a quiet, unassuming man, honest and industrious and much liked by all those who knew him.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
13 June 1935, p. 1
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                              Top of Page


Johnson, Ernest

Ernest Johnson died Thursday
     Ernest Ray Johnson, 73, 183 E. Maynard Ave., Columbus, formerly of Gallia County, died Thursday in Columbus. He was a former Gallia County schoolteacher and a retired employee of the State of Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Rees Johnson, five sisters, Mrs. Julia Crowe and Mrs. Audrey Coriell, Greenfield, Mrs. Effie Leslie, Norwood, Mrs. Edna Looper, Jackson, Tenn., and Mrs. Minnie Cubbage, Washington Court House, two nieces and four nephews.
     He was a member of the Church of Christ at Fishinger-Kenny Rd., Columbus. Friends may call at the Long Funeral Home, 1173 E. Hudson St., Columbus, Sunday from 2 to 3 and 7 to 9. Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gene Carroll officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset-Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 24, 1973
Transcriabed by Maxine Marshall


Johnson, Grant

Retired Teacher's Rites Wednesday
     Funeral services for Grant Johnson, 72 year old retired school teacher, will be held at 2 PM Wednesday at Providence Church, the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating, with burial by Coleman Halley in Providence Cemetery.
     Mr. Johnson died Sunday at Bladen, where he had been born Nov. 11, 1876, to Hilas and Caroline Pritchard Johnson. In 1901 he married Roma Gothard, and she and two sons and two daughters survive:
Mrs. L. L. (Mabel) Niday, Gallipolis; Mrs. Iva Saunders, Huntington; Ralston and H. P. Johnson, Rt. 1, Bladen; 13 grandchildren, and six great-granchildren. There are also one surviving brother and three sisters: S. E. Johnson and Mrs. F. R. Halley, Rt. 1, Bladen; Mrs. Sarah Boster, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Savannah Wooten, Columbus.
     A faithful member of the Providence Baptist Church, Clay Twp., since early in life A faithful member of the Providence Baptist Church, Clay Twp., since early life in the decedent taught 36 terms in Gallia County schools.
Friends may call at the home until funeral hour.

[Note from stone: d. 1949]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount


Johnson, Harley E.

H. E. Johnson, Veteran, Dies
     Harley E. Johnson, 49, a veteran of World War II, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 56 Neil Ave. He had been in declining health for several months.
     He was associated with his father as a truck driver and later worked for Maggied Bros., until forced to retire due to ill health. He was a member of Lafayette Post, American Legion.
     He was born at Swan Creek on June 29, 1910, to Fon and Emma Jane Ours Johnson, who survive. He was married to Lucy Harrison of Gallipolis who survives along with three children, Harley, Jr., John Robert and Harry Nelson, all at home. A daughter, Pluma Mae, died in 1934.
     He was one of eleven children and those who survive are Floyd, Homer, Grant, and Mrs. George (Ruth) Clonch, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Lester (Juanita) Clark of Nitro, W. Va., and Mrs. Walter (Jean) Clark of Charleston, S.C.
     Services will be held at 1: p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. A. Riness, pastor of the Forest Home Church will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. The Lafayette Post will have a part in the graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday night and until the hour of the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 23, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Johnson, Harold Lee

In Memoriam
     Harold Lee, son of Chauncy L. and Ruth Elliott Johnson, was born near Bladen, Ohio on Christmas Day 1923, crossed to the Great Beyond and passed from earthly scenes forever just as the sun began it's descent at 12:20 p.m. September 22, 1937 at the tender age of 13 years 8 months and 27 days.
     He was stricken seriously ill some three weeks ago and taken where all possible was done by skillful and loving hands to allay his suffering; but God in His infinite wisdom had need of him and called him past all help or need of help.
     He bade a long farewell to loving parents and twelve surviving brothers and sisters; Opal, Bonnie, Pauline, Clarence, Kenneth, Tressie, Merrill, Vance, Billy, Junior, Adeline and Barbara Ann; also his aged grandfathers; William Elliott and Joseph T. Johnson and many other near relatives and friends.
     Harold Lee was an active, energetic lad, a good student in school, a regular attendant at the church, a leader among his playmates, one whose memory they will enshrine in years to come.
     During his illness, he called for his Bible and spoke of a bright light and seemed to hear someone calling and so although young in years, we have the comforting assurance that all was well with his soul.
     His death is the first break in the family circle but Harold is beckoning loved ones to that bright celestial home eternal in the heavens where the circle will be unbroken for which has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal.
     We fail to understand why one so dear should have a life so brief, but could we envision the dim vista of future years perhaps we could better understand that God doeth all things well.

Gallipolis Paper
[September 22, 1937]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Harvey Monroe

Obituary
     Harvey Monroe Johnson was born in Gallia county, Ohio, on July 13, 1859, and died in Gallia county, the place of his birth, on January 9, 1923. He lived sixty-three years, five months and twenty-six days.
Practically all of his life was spent in the county of his birth. When a young man he spent a short time in the state of Illinois, but soon returned to his native hills, which were always home to him.
     When only fifteen years old he had the great misfortune to lose his mother, a lovable and estimable Christian woman. The shock caused by her loss was one from which he never recovered, and to the day of his death the impressions from her beautiful life were clear and distinct to him.
     On January 5, 1882, he married Catherine Caldwell of Mercerville, Ohio, and for forty-one years and four days they lived a mutually devoted life together. To them were born six children, two of whom died in infancy. Those who survive are London of Eureka, Ohio, Chauncey of Las Animas, Colorado, Oretha of Denver, Colorado, and Stephen of Brookfield, Ohio. The good wife remains to mourn the loss of a devoted husband.
     He also leaves brothers and sisters as follows: Mrs. Eleanor Sheets of Vienna, Ohio, Mrs. Nancy Sheets of Crown City, Ohio, Mrs. Climent Cooper of Guyandotte, W. Va., Mrs. Hortense Irwin of Rarden, Ohio, Tracy of Mercerville and Fenimore of Thevenir, Ohio, who feel keenly the loss they have sustained.
For thirteen years the departed was a teacher in the schools of Gallia county and had the reputation of being one of the best in his section of the country. He took an unusual interest in the education of his own children, all of whom are college trained, and his pride in their clean lives and accomplishments was a source of much joy and satisfaction to him in the later years of his life.
     There are no greater virtues then honesty, truthfulness and unse?ness. These to him were religion and the multitude of friends he made during his life can testify to a strict adherence to these principals. He will receive his reward with them who have carried these banners highest.
What consolation we have when we reflect that Christ teaches a man is to be judged not by po? and profession, but by what resides within. May we exemplify the ?? rules of conduct for which he stood and thus make our own future secure.
     How we regret that he could not be with us longer, but how we rejoice in the memory of the rare quality that animated his serious and purposeful life!

In that celestial home
Where God calls forth his own,
He walks with those who show the fruits,
And occupies a throne.

[Stone in Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Twp.]

allipolis paper
January 9, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Johnson, Helen Pearl [Newman]

Area deaths
Helen Johnson
     GALLIPOLIS – Helen Johnson, 74, 343 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died 6:30 p.m. Friday at Holzer Medical Center after several months of failing health. She was a retired registered nurse who had worked 18 years at Gallipolis Developmental Center. She was a member of the Ohio Nursing Association and a graduate of Holzer School of Nursing. She attended Grace United Methodist Church.
     Born Sept. 30, 1908, at Hamden, daughter of the late John and Martha Samson Newman, she married John F. Johnson on Sept. 6, 1932, in Ironton, and he also preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Rebecca) Archer of Bentonville, Ark., and Mrs. James (Roberta) Roush of Gallipolis; four sisters, Mrs. Autye Baker, Mrs. Margaret Burns and Mrs. Audrey Taborn, all of Hamden, and Mrs. Eleanor Dickman, Cincinnati; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. A brother also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: Helen Johnson died Nov. 5, 1982.]
Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Johnson, Henry Clay

Henry Clay Johnson Dies at Addison Wednesday

Funeral for Aged Farmer to Be Sunday Morning
     Henry Clay Johnson died Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock at his home on Johnson Ridge, near Addison at the age of eighty four. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry Clafflin, of Columbus, and two sons, George and John Johnson, who lived near their father. Rev. Mossman will conduct the funeral service at his late home Sunday morning at 10:30, and burial near there in the Johnson cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Tribune
December 8, 1927
Submitted by Henny Evans


Johnson, Mrs. Henry C.

Death of Mrs. Johnson
     Mrs. Henry C. Johnson, living on George’s Creek, died at her home Monday night, April 27th, 1908, in her 50th year of lung trouble.
     Besides her husband she leaves three children, Mrs. Harry Claughlin, of Columbus, George and John at home, a mother who made her home with Mrs. Johnson, and one sister, Mrs. Col. Betz. Two children are dead. She was united in marriage with Mr. Johnson in 1881. Mrs. Johnson was a very good lady, and loved by all who knew her.
     Her funeral services were held at her late home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Morrison and interment by Wetherholt at the Johnson graveyard.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 1, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Johnson, Hilda

     Hilda Rees Johnson, 81, died at St. Luke's Convalescent Center in Columbus on Saturday. She was born in Gallia County on May 29, 1901 and attended Rio Grande College. She married Ernest Ray Johnson and they both taught school in Gallia County. The two left the county in 1928 and moved to Columbus. Mr. Johnson died in 1980 in Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at Schoendinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St. Columbus, at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Thomas Yoakum officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery, Columbus. Visitation at the funeral home will take place from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note: Died Feb. 12, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 14, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Hollis

Johnson Child, Oddly Injured, Passes Here
     Hollis Johnson, small child of Mr & Mrs. Charles Johnson, whose home is back of Bladen, died at about 1:30 this morning, at the Holzer Hospital as a result of a head injury received nearly three weeks ago. The little boy fell and struck his head on a nail protruding through a board. The nail penetrated his skull.
     He was brought to the hospital on Thursday. An abscess had formed but he seemed to be somewhat improved yesterday. Around midnight there was a turn for the worse and he expired about 90 minutes later.
     Hollis Gene was the only son of the Charles Johnson, who lived on the Dan Neal farm. His age was one year, nine months and 24 days. There survives besides the parents a sister, Lulu Mae and grandparents, Mr & Mrs. Perry Lambert of Bladen and Mr. & Mrs. Edward Johnson of Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 [o'clock] Sunday at Kings Chapel, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Nov. 18, 1935; died Sept. 11, 1937. Mother Freda Lambert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 4, 1939
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Johnson, J. C.

J. C. JOHNSON, RIVER VETERAN, DIES THURSDAY

Resident of Addison [sic] Passes on 68th Natal Day--Funeral To Be Sunday
     J. C. Johnson, mention of whose illness has been made frequently in these columns, died shortly before noon Thursday in the Holzer Hospital. Mr. Johnson, who was a well-known river man and was an engineer on the steamer Taric, was brought from his boat to his home in Kanauga five weeks ago in an ambulance in a serious condition. He was later removed to the hospital and recently it had been believed he was recovering when he succumbed to a heart attaack. He would have been 69 years old today.
     Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, a daughter, Louise, and a granddaughter, Eva Claire Swain, both at home, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie Landers, of Columbus. The Johnson family has lived in Kanauga for perhaps twenty-five years, coming there from up the Kanawha. Mr. Johnson was highly esteemed in the community and was devoted to his home and family.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Addison Baptist church by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 2, 1938
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Johnson, James

     H. James Johnson, 77, of Mason died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1993 in a Charleston hospital. Born in New Haven, he was the eldest son of Henry D. and Rena Johnson. He retired from Kaiser Engineers in 1978, after helping construct the Ravenswood Aluminum plant and numerous other Kaiser engineer projects on the West Coast and in Ohio.
     He is survived by his wife, Jean (Nease) Johnson; two sons, James Johnson III of Snellville, GA and Colonel John Jay Johnson of Princeton, WV; three grandchildren, six sisters,Mae Robinson of Anderson, IN; Anna Phillips of Belle, WV; Ada Hartman of Bradenton, FL; Dorothy Wilson of Parkersburg; Thelma Woodward of Gallipolis and Mary Gibbs of New Haven; two brothers, Paul D. Johnson of Mason and Phillip Johnson of Circle Pines, MN.
     A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, near New Haven. The Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mason Emergency Squad.

Gallipolis Daily Times
Oct. 8, 1993
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Johnson, Jill

     Jill Anne Johnson, 23, a resident of 3744 Lyon Drive, Columbus, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She attended Otterbein College in Westerville.
     She was born June 29, 1956, in Columbus, daughter of Dr. Ernie Johnson and Joan Epple Johnson.
One brother and one sister survive, Amy and Walter Johnson.
     Grandmothers surviving are Mrs. Thelma Epple, Columbus and Mrs. Hariett Johnson, Merrilville, Ind.
She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, Delta Delta Delta Sorority and Children of the American Revolution.
     Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Cemetery, Addison with Rev. E. James Dickery officiating. Friends may call at Schoedinger's Northwest Chapel in Columbus from 3 until 5 p.m. Friday.
     Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Riverside United Methodist Church in Columbus.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 17, 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley


Johnson, John Gilbert

John Johnson, 72, Cruezet St., Died 7:35 Last Evening
     John Gilbert Johnson, 72, who had long been in poor health and had been in a serious condition for several months, died at 7:35 last evening at his home, 27 Cruezet Street. He was a native and lifelong resident of Gallia County and was a man of good character, quiet and industrious and reliable.
     Decedent was a son of Sampson and Elizabeth White Johnson and was born May 3, 1873. He was twice married, the second time on December 24, 1924, to Goldie Williams, who survives him. Six children of each marriage are still living. Of the first set there are Roy Johnson and Mrs. Orley Schwalbauch, Chillicothe; Mrs.Don Neal and Mrs. John Shoemaker, City; Mrs. Joe Cox, Jamestown; Mrs. Deta Congrove, Adelphi, O. Second set: Martha, Goldie L., Dorotha, John G., Fred M. and Louise, all at home.
     Surviving brothers and sisters are Fon, Edward and Frank Johnson and Mrs. George Springer, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Emma Dray, Lima.
     Funeral will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Friday, in charge of Rev. H. M. Smith. Burial in Pine St. Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 29, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, John R. (Bob)

     John R. Bob Johnson, 59 of Gallipolis died Wednesday, Sept 27 at the VA Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio
Born September 13, 1936, son of the late Harley Johnson and Sarah Lucy Harrison, he was an amry veteran and an employee of the ABC Corporation, Bell, W. Va.
     Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Glover Johnson; six children, Patty Ann Machir of California, Bobby Jo McQuaid, Lorie Coughenour, Roberta Johnson and John Robert Johnson, Jr. all of Gallipolis, and James Nelson Johnson of Columbus; five stepchildren, Keith Day of Crown City, Oley Angel, Thomas Angel, Paula Angel and Lenora Angel all of Gallipolis; two brothers, Harley Johnson, Jr. of Gallipolis and Harry Johnson of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren and four step-granchildren. Preceding in death was a sister, Pluma Mae Johnson
     Services will be hel 1p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley Wood Funeral Hoome with the Rev, Charles Creameans and Rev. Ralph Workman officiating. Burial will follow in the Providence Cemetery with military services being conducted by the VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Post 27. Friends may call the funeral home Friday frm 6 p.m- 9p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1995
Submitted by Marian Schoonover                                                                      Top of Page


Johnson, Joseph Thomas

     OBITUARY - Joseph Thomas Johnson was born Sept. 12, 1856 and departed this life Feb 6, 1957, at the age of 93 years, 4 months and 24 days. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Harbour, March 1877 and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Elma Call, six sons, Oakey, with whom he made his home, Emory, Robert, Roy, all of Bladen, Ohio; Chauncey of Columbus, Ohio and Homer of Huntington, WV. Preceding him in death was one daughter,Stella and four sons, Matthew, James, David and Butler. He had 35 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
     He was tenderly cared for and all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done, but God in his great wisdom saw fit to call him home, where there will be no more troubles and sorrow. He was a kind and loving father, affectionate grandfather and loved by all who knew him. Uncle Joe, as he was lovingly called, having many friends--once a friend, always a friend.
     He had earlier in life accepted Christ as his personal Savior; but like many others had let the cares of this world rob him of the blessings that God has in store for those who trust and obey him. Only a few days before death came, he rallied all his family around his bedside and told them that there was nothing between him and God and that he was prepared to go and was waiting for the call from the other shore. He wanted them all to meet him up there where there would be no more parting tears, no heart aches or sorrow.

One less at home, the circle now is broken.
A dear face is missed now from the accustomed place.
A sense of loss that meets us at the gate,
Within a place unfilled and desolate.
But he is at rest and by God's grace
we say "Thy will be done".
One by one our hopes grow brighter,
As we reach the shining shore,
For we know across the river
Waits our loved one gone before.

[Note: Stone--Kings Chapel, Ohio Township; The dates on this cemetery entry don't match those in the article above where it looks like he was 101 years old. Cemetery dates are 1855-1952.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 1957
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Julia [Ripley]

Mrs. Julia Johnson Dies at the Age of Ninety-Five
Her Father, David Ripley, Built the First House Where Nashua Now Stands, In 1853
     Julia, daughter of David and Easter Ripley, was born at Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, May 8, 1837, and died at the home of her son, Ward Johnson, near Charles City, Iowa, October 1, 1922, aged 95 years, 4 months and 23 days.
     She was united in marriage with Joseph Johnson December 29, 1860, and to this union were born six children, three of which, Lavina, Edna and Jess, with the husband and father, having preceeded [sic] her in death.
     She is survived by the following children: Bailey, of Gillette, Wyo., George, of Ellsinore (?), Mo., and Ward, of Charles City, Iowa. She also leaves eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, besides many other relatives.
     She came west in 1853, coming by way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Muscatine, Iowa, and from there to the present location of Nashua, Iowa, arriving there June 4, 1853, where her father built the first house inside the present location of Nashua. In the fall of 1854 the family settled at the old homestead at Ripley's bridge in Riverton township, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Johnson.
In the passing of this pioneer woman the community has lost one of its oldest and most highly respected citizens, she having been a woman of strong character who, in the early days of Iowa, met and endured the many privations of her times in a noble and splendid way.
     She was a kind and loving wife to the husband who departed this life September 23, 1873, and as a true and loving mother, neighbor and friend, she lived her life of hospitality, kindliness and friendship to her many relatives and hosts of friends.
     Funeral services were held at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City Wednesday, October 5, 1932, at 2:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. G. A. Hess, pastor of the First Christian church of Charles City. Interrment [sic] was at the Riverton cemetery.

[Note: Julia Ripley Johnson's grandparents, Joshua and Rhoda Ripley, were early arrivals to Gallia County and are buried at Ripley CE.]

The Nashua Reporter/Accessed through Ancestry/Newspapers and Periodicals
October 12, 1932
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Johnson, Lunas Lawson

Man Found Dead At Home
    
Lunas Lawson Johnson, 61, Rt. 2 Crown City, was found dead at his Victory Rd. home at 6 p.m. Thursday. He lived alone and neighbors had last seen him Tuesday night. He had apparently died a considerable time prior to the discovery of the body.
     He was a native of Crown City born Nov. 20, 1897, to the late W. S. and Martha Swain Johnson. All of his life he had engaged in farming in his native township.
     His wife preceded him in death several years ago and he is survived by the following children, Lawson, and Mrs. Dorothy McHaffey, both of Marion, Mrs. Mary Jane Miller of Columbus and Miss Martha Johnson, Cincinnati. Two step-children are Edward Dowdey and Cora Honaker, both of Marion. A son, Donald Wesley, preceded him in death. There are 16 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Willie Shaffer of Crown City. Four sisters and a brother preceded him.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home. Rev. Jack Halley will officiate. Burial will be in Maddy cemetery on Georges Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home, but the casket will not be opened.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 26, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Manila Bay [Haskins]

     Mrs. Manila Bay Johnson, 74, a resident of Liddy Hollow Rd. (Patriot Star Rt.) died 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in the Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years. She was born April 4, 1902 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Will Todd Haskins and Retha Sheets. Her late husband was William Bill Johnson who preceded her in death in June, 1967. They were married Sept. 1, 1920.
     Survivors include four sons, Ferrell, Patriot Star Rt; Don, Rt. 2, Gallipolis; Leo, Patriot Star Rt. and Eugene of Gallipolis; 10 grand and nine great-grandchildren and a brother, Don E. Haskins, Columbus. A brother, Harold (Doc) Haskins preceded her. An infant son also preceded her.
     She was a member of the Northup Baptist Church and the Gallia County Senior Citizens. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 22, 1976

Services Friday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Manila Bay Johnson who died Tuesday will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Johnson, Steve Johnson, Mike Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Ronald Sheets and John Milhoan.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 23, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Margaret Jane [Edwards]

     Margaret Jane Johnson, 104 of Northup, Ohio, died Thursday at Heartland Riverview Nursing Home in South Point following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1881 at Crown City to the late James R. and Barbara Ellen Williams Edwards. She was married to William H. Johnson in 1896 and he preceded her in death in 1947.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Pauline) DeFoe of Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. Morris (Ruth) Webster of Gallipolis, and Mrs. George (Dorotha) Arnold of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Mervin R. Johnson and Dale Johnson, four brothers and two sisters. A member of the Northup Baptist Church, she was a lifelong resident of Gallia County.
     Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Bruce Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Joe Webster, Ferrell Cremeans, Jim DeFoe, Bill DeFoe, Everette Henderson and Charlie Henderson.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 25, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Margaret [Proven]

Sudden Death
     Miss Margaret Provens Johnson, 62, of Mud Sock died last Friday from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy.
Her body was found in the barnyard by her brother, Thornton Provens, with whom she made her home.
     The funeral was held at the Mud Sock Church Sunday morning by Rev. Dailey, interment being in the church cemetery by Undertaker Myers.
     The deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. H.W. Allison of Bethesda and brothers, Thornton and Jasper of Mud Sock; Alexander of Cadmus, John of Oklahoma and Jacob of Gallipolis. She was an aunt of Mrs. Frank Eachus of Gallipolis, who attended the funeral.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Sept. 11, 1851; died March 12, 1915; aged 63 years 6 months and 1 day of age. Parents: Thornton Provens (born PA) and Mary S. Baker (born OH). Married.. Retired School Marm.. Cause of Death: Apoplexy. Burial Drummond Cemetery in Walnut Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Johnson, Marguerite E. [Harrington]

     GALLIPOLIS - Marguerite E. Johnson, 91, of Gallipolis, died on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Brown Memorial Home, Circleville, Ohio. She was born on April 21, 1911, in Gallia County, Ohio to the late Ezra and Elizabeth Houck Harrington. She was married to James A. Johnson who preceded her in death in 1975. She was a sales clerk at Davis-Shuler Department Store. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
     Mrs. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Donna (Howard) Fish of Kingston, Ohio; one son, James W. (Nancy) Johnson, of Delaware, Ohio; five grandchildren, Cordy Boedeker, Kim Domian, Jeff Johnson, Jim Fish, Tony Fish; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Harrington and two sisters, Hattie Belle Gothard and Mary Dobbins, all of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant son, Bobby Johnson; two sisters, Florence and Grace, and three brothers, Elmer, Charles and Herbert.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 5, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Maria [Call]

In Memory
     Maria Call Johnson, daughter of Israel and Sarah L. Call, was born November 18, 1864 and departed this life Oct. 13, 1931, age 66 years, 10 months and 13 days.
     In early life Maria was converted and united with the Victory Baptist Church, of which she was always a consistent member, a lover of God and interested in his cause.
     She leaves to mourn her loss, two brothers, Charles Call and Cornie Call and one sister, Emma Gerlach, all of Bladen and other relatives and friends. After months of affliction we feel that sister Maria is at rest.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank all those who so generously assisted during the sickness and death of our dear sister, to those who helped at the house and at the grave, and also to those who gave beautiful floral offerings, the singers, Rev. Ira Sheets for his consoling words and Undertaker Stevers for his kindness.
          Cordie and Emma

Gallipolis Paper
Oct. 13, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Johnson, Martha [Barger]

Martha Johnson Dies In Hospital
     Mrs. Martha Johnson, 82, widow of Samuel M. Johnson and a life-long resident of Gallia County, died Friday morning at the Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient since Saturday. Her home was at Crown City.
She was the daughter of the late Horace and Ruhama Tull Barger. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Swan Creek Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include five nieces and three nephews; Mrs. Ethel Jones, Sandusky; Mrs. T. J. Mayberry, Mingo Junction; Mrs. Zenia Smith, Canton; Mrs. Eugene Laclor, Cleveland; Mrs. Steven Stickle, Columbus; H. C. Sims, Washington, Pa.; E. A. Sims, Akron and W. B. Sims, Brilliant.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Swan Creek Methodist Church by the Rev. Ira Conley. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Wetherholt Funeral Home until noon Sunday.

Gallia Times
Saturday, November 15, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Mat M.

M.M. Johnson Succumbs To 4-Days Illness
Huntington Police Officer And Brother of C. E. Johnson.
     Lieut. M. M. (Mat) Johnson of the Huntington police department, but a native of this county, died at 12:17 this morning in St. Mary's hospital, following a four-days illness.
     Wednesday's Tribune told of his having been prostrated by the heat and taken to the hospital. Yesterday his condition having grown worse, he was placed in an oxygen tent. Physicians said an intestinal complication had developed. Several hours before his death his fever mounted to 106 degrees.

Wife Prostrated
     At his bedside when he died, says the Herald-Dispatch, were his wife and two sons by his second marriage, Howard and Harold, and several police officers. Mrs. Johnson collapsed. After being treated by a physician she was taken to the Johnson home at 56 Twenty-sixth street.
     Mat Johnson, a brother of Chauncey E. Johnson, Green tp. resident and Republican nominee for county commissioner, weighed 320 pounds and was more than six feet in height. He was born in Ohio tp. 52 years ago.
     Survivors, in addition to those already mentioned, include a son by his first marriage, Keith Johnson of Barkers Ridge, Mason county; his father, Joe T. Johnson, 84, Bladen; brothers and sisters, C. H. Johnson of Huntington, Mrs. Emma Cole, Emory, Okey and Roy Johnson, all of Bladen. Decedent was a cousin of Mrs. W. H. Rayburn of this city.
     Mr. Johnsonn's service as a police officer covered two periods, the second beginning in 1932. He was a U. S. deputy marshall under the Cooliege administration. Before leaving Gallia county he attended Rio Grande College and later completed a commercial course in Columbus. He taught school in Mason and Cabell counties and joined the Huntington police force in 1920.
     Funeral services will be held at the Guyandotte Methodist church at 2 o'clock Monday.

[Note: From 1930 census in Huntington, West Virginia, the date of birth is estimated to be 1890 and date of death 1942; wife's name : Bertha]

Gallipolis Tribune
1942
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


Johnson, Merle [Thomas]

Mrs. Howard Johnson
Dies of Pneumonia; Funeral at Rutland
    
Mrs. Howard Johnson, whose home was on Leeding Creek, died Saturday morning in Columbus, where she had long been employed in the Feeble-Minded Institute.  She was an aunt of Mrs. “Pete” Dale of this city.  Death was due to pneumonia. Before her marriage Mrs. Johnson was Merle Thomas and as a girl lived at Kyger where Mr. Johnson was born and reared.  They were married August 2, 1882.
     The body was brought home Saturday afternoon by Rawlings. Funeral services were held at the Rutland M. E. church at 10 o’clock today.

[Note:  Mrs. Johnson died March 31, 1934.]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 2, 1934
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Johnson, Nettie

Widow Of River Engineer Dies
     Mrs. Nettie Johnson, 79, died at 3 a.m. this morning at the home of Ralph Sanns, Mill Creek Rd., after a long illness. Mrs. Johnson had lived at Kanauga until recently when she moved to the Sanns’ home. Decedent was the widow of Joe Johnson, engineer on Ohio River boats. One daughter, Mrs. Louise Swain, Athens, one granddaughter, Eva Claire Swain Hughes, Columbus and a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie Davis, Columbus, survive.
     Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the granddaughter. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Addison Baptist Church.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 12, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Johnson, Nettie

Mrs. Johnson Services Held            
     GALLIPOLIS - The Rev. J. V. Stone, emeritus pastor of Grace Methodist Church, officiated this morning at Miller’s Funeral Home for the last rites of Mrs. Nettie Johnson, 79, daughter of William and Sara Margaret Johnson.
     Born in Kanawha County near Buffalo, Mrs. Johnson had been a resident of Kanauga until a short time ago, when she moved to the Ralph Sanns home on Mill Creek road, where she died Saturday.  Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire.
     Widow of Joe Johnson, Ohio River boat engineer, Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Addison Baptist Church.  They are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louise Swain of Athens, a granddaughter, Mrs. Eva Claire Swain Hughes of Columbus, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie Davis of Columbus.

Athens Messenger
Monday, December 14, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Pearl E. [Kerns]

The Funeral of Mrs. Jas. T. Johnson
     There was a very large attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Jas. T. Johnson Sunday afternoon at Grace M. E. Church, the audience room and gallery being filled with people, and scores obliged to stand without.  The services, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Magee, were exceedingly impressive.
     The casket was opened at the church, and hundreds gazed for the last time on the mortal remains of the lovely woman who laid there, a beautiful creation in alabaster, with her little child reclining on her breast, both making a picture of purity and innocence never to be forgotten.  If possible, the obsequies intensified the public sympathy felt for the heart-broken husband, the father and mother, and other mourning relatives.
     The precious clay, from which the sweet spirit had winged its flight to God, was gently lowered to its last resting place in Mound Cemetery, that lofty home of the dead that seems to smile on Heaven; and which will be watched by the constant stars until the resurrection morn breaks in its ineffable glory.
     The flowers contributed by loving friends on this occasion, were more than ordinarily profuse and beautiful.  Among them were the following: Two pillows of roses, wreath of bride’s roses, anchor of roses and carnations, harp wreath, and innumerable bouquets of cut flowers.

[Note: Tombstone indicates she was born September 18, 1876, died August 03, 1900, and was married on November 08, 1899.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 06, 1900
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Johnson, Robert

     GALLIPOLIS - Robert Johnson, 87, Eureka, died around 2:10 p.m. Saturday [30 Nov. 1968] at his home. He had been in failing health about four years. He was a retired farmer.
     He was born Jan 28 1881 in Ohio Twp., son of the late Joseph and Sara Harbour Johnson. He married the former Debbie Chick on Dec. 24 1907. She survives along with two sons, Forrest R. Johnson, Gallipolis and Francis H. Johnson also of Gallipolis. Six grandchildren survive. Four brothers survive, Emory Johnson, Rt. 2 Crown City; Homer Johnson, Huntington; Oakey Johnson, Centenary, and Roy Johnson, Rt. 2 Crown City. Three brothers and one sister preceded him death –Chauncey L. Johnson, Matt Johnson, James Johnson and Mrs. Elma Call.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James G. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
December 1, 1968
Submitted by Sandy Milliron &
Scrapbook clipping Gallipolis newspaper
by Mary James


Johnson, Sam M.

Sam M. Johnson Died Last Night
     Samuel Monroe Johnson, 72, died at 8 o'clock last night at his home between Crown City and Swan Creek on Route 7. He suffered a stroke a week or more ago and had been in frail health prior to that.
     He is survived by his wife, who was a Barger, and by two sisters; Mrs. Ellen Swisher of Cheshire and Elizabeth of Columbus. He was a son of Daniel and Mrs. Halley Johnson.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at the Swan Creek Church, with Rev. Earl Creemens in charge. Interment in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley.

[Note: Stone..1870-1943. Death Certificate says born Sept. 18, 1870; died July 5, 1943. Parents Daniel Johnson and Mary Halley. Informant Martha Johnson.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 6, 1943
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Johnson, Stella Mae  [Cox]

Crown City Resident Dies Monday
     Mrs. Stella Mae Johnson, 84, Rt. 2, Crown City, was dead on arrival at 8:07 p.m. Monday at the Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years and was in serious condition several weeks.
     The Ohio Twp. native is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Homer (Belva) Elliott, Mrs. Clarence (Goldie) Sibley, Mrs. Merida (Anna) Shaw and Mrs. Clarence (Grace) Shaffer, all of Rt. 2, Crown City; a son, James, Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Clemma Boston and Mrs. Sadie Day, both of Gallipolis; a brother, Clan Cox, Gallipolis; 11 grand and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery, who died last May, a son, and two daughters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Bethel United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Shaffer, Swan Creek Rd., after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 18, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnson, Stephen Caldwell

     GALLIPOLIS - Stephen Caldwell Johnson, 74, of New Albany, Ohio, died Friday morning at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 16, 1897 at Mercerville, son of the late Monroe and Catherine Caldwell Johnson of Gallia County. He was a member of the New Albany Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of F&AM Masonic Lodge. He served in World War I and taught school 46 years in Gallea, Trumble, Ross and Franklin Counties in Ohio and in Colorado. He retired from the Westerville City Schools in 1966.
     Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife Irene, one son Eddie and four grandchildren, all of Westerville; and two brothers Louden and Chauncey of Wheatridge, Colorado.
     In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Cancer Society. Funeral services will be held at Margarum and Son Funeral Home, Gahama, Ohio at 8 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Carl Winkleman and Rev. Konrad Modschiedler will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis.

The Daily Sentinel
June 6, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Johnson, Viola [McDaniel]

Death of Mrs. Johnson
     Mrs. Viola, wife of James Johnson of First avenue at Island Side, died Wednesday evening, July 17, 1907, of a complication of troubles. She had been an invalid from rheumatism almost from childhood and had suffered until her hands were crippled almost to helplessness.  For a long time her husband kindly pushed her about in an invalid chair, and there was probably no greater sufferer in the city.  She was 46 years old at death and left her husband and one daughter aged 8.
     She was the daughter of Jerry and Rachel McDaniel, and is survived by her mother and brothers Jacob and James of Pittsburg, Frank of Bridgeport and George of Pt. Pleasant and Charles and Robert at home.  Her sisters who survive are Mrs. Henry Williams of KcKeesport, Pa. and Mrs. Charles Knapp of Pt. Pleasant.
     The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Harry B. Lewis at Epworth M. E. Church and the burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt. The pall bearers will be Edward Bowen, Frank Anderson, Austin Johnson, Lewis Stone, Charles Arthur and Eli Evans. Mrs. Johnson is said to have been a good christian woman beloved by all who knew her.  She bore her terrible suffering uncomplainingly.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 19, 1907
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Johnson, Virgia

     Virgia Johnson, 73, Livonia Mich., died Saturday June 27, 1992 in Livonia. She was a member of the Grand River Baptist Church there.
     She was born April 25, 1919 in Gallia County to the late Asa and Garnett (Caldwell) Sheets. She was married to Merrill C. Johnson May 23, 1947, in Catlettsburg, Ky. Survivors include her husband; three children, Stephan (Norma) Johnson, Philip (Kathleen) Johnson, and Marita Neal; three brothers, Johnny Sheets of Gallipolis, William Sheets of Crown City and Ray Sheets of Columbus; five grandsons and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cathleen Earl and Estelle Sheets and one brother, Earl Sheets.
     Services were held June 30 at the Manns-Ferguson Funeral Home in Levonia with the Rev. David Bevington officiating. Burial followed in the Park View Memorial Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 1992
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnson, Virgniia Eloise [Harrison]

     Virginia Eloise Johnson, 67, of Route 3 Gallipolis, died Sunday April 29, 1990, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born June 27, 1922 in Crown City, she was a daughter of late Chancey and Iva Suthers Harrison.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Danny (Carlene) Greene and Mrs. Jim (Norma) Edwards, both of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Joe (Lucille) Carter of Patriot; two step-brothers, Terry Johnson of Saudi Arabia, and Ted Johnson of Pittsburg, Pa.; step-sisters, Glenna Whealdon of Thurman, Carol Graham of Gallipolis, Sarah Kiser of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Dorothy Lewis of Olympia, Wash. She was also preceded in death by a sister. She attended First Presbyterian Church.
     Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Albert Earley officiating. Burial follows in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Pat Boyer, 444 Second Avenue Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631. Pallbearers will be Kenny Cremeans, Keith Carter, Jim Edwards Jr., Mike Elliott, Ray Jeffers, Jim Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnson, Wealtha

Short Illness Fatal To Wealtha Johnson
     Miss Wealtha Johnson, aged 30, died at 9:50 last night at her home back of Bladen. She had not been in good health for some time but seriously only three days.
     She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Johnson and is also survived by brother Pvt. James Johnson, who is in the armed service, and four sisters, Mrs. Homer Elliott, Mrs. Merida Shaw and Mrs. Clarence Sibley of Bladen and Miss Grace Johnson at home.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of C. R. Halley but were not completed at noon today.

[Note: 1912-1945; Bethel, handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Johnson, William

     William Johnson was born in Raccoon Tp., Gallia county, Ohio, May 14, 1812, departed this life Dec. 25th, 1885, aged 73 years, 7 months and 11 days. He was married to Permelia York, August 1, 1832, reared 7 children, of which four are living. He then married Mary A. Smith and reared four children, who all survive him. He was a kind neighbor, a good citizen, a faithful companion and affectionate father. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn their loss. He had many friends who will share sympathy with the bereaved ones that are left behind. He was buried Dec. 27, in the family graveyard on his farm. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thos. D. Davis.

Gallipolis Journal
January 6, 1886
Submitted by Henny Evans


Johnson, William

William Johnson’s Body Recovered
Christmas Tragedy Recalled – Body To Be Brought Home
     The body of William Johnson, 45, deckhand, who was drowned in Pittsburg harbor last Christmas day, was found Sunday not far from the spot where he disappeared. He made his home with his sister, Laura, at 714 First Ave.
     Owing to some delay in obtaining the kind of box needed for the shipment of the body, now badly decomposed, it is not expected to arrive here till Wednesday noon. Funeral arrangements may be completed and announced before then.
     Johnson, a native of Rio Grande, had worked on steamboats for some years. His last employment, lasting several months, was on a boat on the Zubick Towing Co. He slipped and fell from this boat, quickly drowned and disappeared during bad weather of Christmas day.
     Johnson was born at Rio Grande May 13, 1900, and was a son of Charles and Emma Ruth Rose Johnson. He was married and divorced and is survived by two children, William of Marion, Ohio and Thelma Ada of Neil Ave., Gallipolis. Also surviving are three brothers and a sister, besides the one named; Ray and Charles Johnson and Mrs. Effie Saunders, all of Gallipolis, and Reuben Johnson, Parkersburg.

Gallipolis Dailly Tribune
Monday, April 39, 1945
Transcribed by Lew Casey

Johnson, William

Johnson Funeral To Be At 2 Wednesday
     Bill Johnson’s body will arrive on the 12:52 C. and O. train tomorrow afternoon, and, if the train is on time, the funeral will be held at the graveside in Mound Hill Cemetery at 2 o’clock E.W.T. Burial will be made by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 1, 1945

Johnson Funeral Postponed 2 Days
     Bill Johnson’s body did not arrive this afternoon but word was received that it might be expected on the C. & O. train Friday afternoon. In that event, internment will be made immediately after arrival in Mound Hill Cemetery. Johnson was drowned last Christmas day when he fell from a Zubick on which he was employed in Pittsburgh harbor.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 2, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Johnson, William R.

     Mr. William R. Johnson, a citizen of this city for many years, but of late a resident of Hamden, and well known as a hotel man, having been engaged at the Dufour House of this city and the American House of Hamden, and about 70 years of age, died at Hamden a week ago to-day. He was a good, honest, clever citizen, respected by every one who knew him. He left a son, a fine young man, Mr. W. R. Johnson, jr, a traveling man and a wife and two daughters.

Gallipolis Journal
July 16, 1890
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Johnson, Wm. R.

Wm. R. Johnson Dead
Passed Away At His Home In Cincinnati Sunday
     Wm. R. Johnson, known to his friends as “Pa,” died at his home in Cincinnati Sunday afternoon. The news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends, for, up to a short time age, he seemed to be enjoying the best of health.
     With a happy disposition and a man who always presented the bright side of life, “Pa” Johnston made friends wherever he went. He has been a loyal follower of the Reds for many seasons, and his cry of “Sting ‘em” became a password all over the National League circuit. He was a fast friend of Miller Huggins, manager of the Cardinals. “Pa” also took an interest in the amateurs and a one time was President of the Queen city League.
     Mr. Johnston was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, 48 years ago. He was a traveling salesman and a member of the U. C. T., Eagles and Elks. He is survived by a widow, one daughter, Susan, age 5 years, and a son, William, aged four months. His mother Mrs. Susan E. Johnston and two sisters also survive. The burial will take place in Cincinnati. The illness which overtook Mr. Johnson some weeks ago is traced to a fall off a ladder, which he had back in 1912. He received painful injury, but thought nothing of it and refused to take it seriously.

[Note: Listed as both Johnson and Johnston. Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 21, 1915
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Johnston, Asa Oscar

Oscar Johnston Dead

     Asa Oscar Johnston, aged 55, died on Friday night, May 30, 1913, at the home of his brother, Atty. Hollis C. Johnston, after a year's illness. His funeral services were held Sunday at 12:30 by Rev. Hugh Evans,the interment following at Mound Hill. Five cousins, Ross and Earl Mauck, Charles Buxton of Pt. Pleasant, Poe Bradbury and Harlow Mauck, acted as pall bearers.
     Mr. Johnston was a son of the late Dr. James Johnston and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Augusta Johnston, his brother Hollis, his wife, who was Miss Ritta Jacobs of Meigs County, two daughters, Alice and Bessie and a son Frank. He was a miller by trade and had been employed last at Centerville, this county. He was of a kindly, jovial nature and made many warm friends who regret to know that he is no more.

Gallia Times
June 4, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Johnston, Augusta [Bradbury]

Mrs Augusta Johnston Passes
     Mrs. Johnston, widow of the late Dr. James Johnston died early morning. Born Feb. 11, 1840 to Asa and Electa Bradbury. She married Dr. Johnston Sept. 16, 1857. They had three children A. Oscar Johnston (deceased), Ida Johnston Ashworth(deceased) and Hollis C. Johnston. Eight grandchildren, Perry J. Ashworth, Cincinnati; Lt. Fred B. Ashworth, Scotland(41st Aero Squadron); Sgt. Fred D. Johnston, Co.B. 147 US1 Camp Sheridan Ala.; Mabel Johnston Frost and Esther A. Johnston both of Cleveland; Alice, Frank and Bessie Johnston of Pomeroy.
     Her husband and 3 brothers were in the Civil War and her girlhood home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Buried at Mound Hill.

From a book of clippings kept by Anne Bradbury
April 1918
Transcribed by J. Farley


Johnston, Bessie

Bessie Johnston Dead
     Bessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnston of Pomeroy, is dead of influenza. She was the niece of H. C. Johnston of this city, and a very amiable young lady.

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


Johnston, Edna B. [Leonard]

Funeral Rites Held At Eno Church for Mrs. Edna Johnson [Johnston]
     Funeral services for Mrs. John Johnson [Johnston] (Edna Leonard) who passed away Sunday in Philadelphia, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Eno church with interment in the cemetery there.
     Mrs. Johnson and her husband were both born and reared near Danville, in Salem tp., Meigs county. Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leonard. Mrs. Johnson passed away Sunday at a hospital in Philadelphia where she had been confined for five months.
     Surviving are her husband, one son in California, one sister, Mrs. Nellie Vance of Bucyrus and four brothers, Ross Leonard of Danville; Wallace Leonard of Columbus; Floyd Leonard of Ashville, O., and Dale Leonard of Bucyrus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 3, 1934

Johnston, Mrs. John C. (Edna B.)

Mrs. John C. Johnston Is Buried At Eno
     Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church here Wednesday for Mrs. John C. Johnston of Philadelphia by Rev. Stevenson. Mrs. Johnston was the daughter of the late Henry Leonard. She leaves her husband, one son, Robert, of San Francisco; four brothers, Wallie Leonard of Columbus, Dale, of Marion, Floyd, of Circleville and Ross, of Vinton and one sister, Mrs. Homer Vance, of Bucyrus.
     Interment was made at Robinson Cemetery at Eno by Kerr Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 3, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnston, Elizabeth [Cherrington]

     Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, wife of Mr. Samuel Johnston, sr., of Addison township, died at her home last Monday morning, aged eighty-three years. She was the mother of Dr. James Johnston and Mrs. Dr. W.W. Mills, of this city. She was a very estimable lady, and through a long life of usefulness acted well the part of wife, mother and woman. She was greatly respected and loved by all who knew her and will be sincerely mourned.

[Note: Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Letitia Cherrington and was born in Greenbrier County, WV in 1804 and came to Gallia County in 1805. She married Samuel August 25, 1826 and she died October 3, 1887. She was the mother of ten children. She is buried in Bethel Cemtery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
November 5, 1887
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Johnston, Esther R. [Rodgers]

Mrs. Samuel Johnston
     Esther R. Johnston, whose death was briefly noted in Saturday’s Daily Journal, was born, Oct. 27, 1840, was a daughter of the late John A. and Salina Rodgers, and sister of Robert M., James M., John S. and Ann Rodgers, and Mrs. Sarah E. Hooper.
     She was united in marriage Oct. 3, 1860, to Samuel Johnston. To this union five children were born, viz: Edgar J., John R., Maggie R., William O. and Robert B., all of whom are single and together with her husband were at her bedside to minister to her wants and witness the sad moment of her dissolution.
     At the age of 19 she united with the M. E. Church and gave her life to the service of her Master. Her Christian influence made its impress not only upon her children, all of whom are living monuments of her piety and teaching, but upon all her neighbors as well. Although she had been an invalid for the last fifteen years, being confined to her room for the last two years, yet she was never known to murmur or complain, and even in the last two weeks of her life, in which she suffered acutely from pneumonia, remained calm and peaceful, passing away in the bright light of the hope she had cherished for the last forty years, leaving every evidence to the consolation of her friends that she has gone to a better life.
     She was buried Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Bethel, Rev. J. F. Bell conducting the ceremony and Wetherholt the burial. The following named gentlemen acted as pallbearers: J. W. Mills, E. F. Mills, V. H. Switzer, W. W. Watts, L. Gaston and C. W. Kerr.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday morning, March 1, 1899


Johnston, Esther R.

Death of Mrs. Samuel Johnston
     Mrs. Esther R. Johnston, wife of Mr. Samuel Johnston on Chickamauga, died Saturday afternoon at 3:30, February 25, 1899, aged 58 years, 3 months and 29 days.
     The funeral services were conducted at Bethel M. E. Church by Rev. J. F. Bell, this (Monday) February 27th, at 2:30 p.m., Undertaker Wetherholt conducting the burial at the same place. Mrs. Johnston was the daughter of the late John A. and Salina Rodgers and leaves a husband and four surviving sons - Edgar, John, Will and Robert, and one daughter, Miss Maggie, to mourn their great loss. She was a member of the M. E. Church, and an eminently good woman, beloved by all who knew her. She had been in invalid for a long time and had not been able to come to the city in years. Her death was the result of a complication of troubles.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Feb. 27, 1899

Death of Mrs. Samuel Johnston
     Mrs. Esther R. Johnston died at her residence on Chickamauga last Saturday afternoon, February 25, 1899, at 3:30 o’clock. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Salina Rodgers, and was born October 27, 1840. She was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Johnston October 3, 1860, and was the mother of five children, all of whom survive, namely, Edgar J., John R., Maggie R., William O. and Robert B. Johnston. The deceased was a sister to Robert M, James M., John S. and Ann Rodgers and Mrs. Sarah E. Hooper.
     Mrs. Johnston had been an invalid for the past fifteen years, being confined to her room for the past two years. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia, which she contracted about two weeks previous to her death.
Mrs. Johnston became a member of the M. E. Church at the age of 19, and was a woman of rare Christian virtues, rich in all the graces of a true and lovely womanhood, a tender, devoted wife, a loving mother, a generous giver to the needy, and a sympathetic friend and neighbor. She filled all the duties of life with exemplary grace and sweetness.
     The funeral and burial took place at Bethel on Monday afternoon. Rev. J. F. Bell officiated at the funeral and Wetherholt at burial. There was a large assembly of sympathizing friends.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, March 4, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Johnston, Fred Dages

Fred Johnston, World War I Veteran, Dies
     Fred Dages Johnston, 69, a native of Gallipolis, who resided at 6201 Pine Dr., Huntington, died at 1:45 a.m. today in St. Mary’s hospital. He had been hospitalized since Sunday and had been in failing health for two years, and serious for the past year.
     Mr. Johnston was a veteran of World War I, having served as clerk of Co. F. He served as a city councilman in Huntington for four terms, and was among those instrumental in securing Tri-State Airport. He was a member of the American Legion and First Presbyterian Church, and operated the East End Service, a casualty insurance firm.
     He was born Oct. 30, 1896, son of the late Attorney Hollis C. and Nelle Dages Johnston. His marriage to the former Nancy Caldwell took place Oct. 25, 1930, and she survives along with a daughter and son, Mrs. John (Nancy) Hagen, and James Dages Johnston, both of Huntington. There are two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Earl (Esther) Thompson of Columbus also survives. Another sister, Mrs. Ira (Mabel) Frost is deceased.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Lusher of Chillicothe will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery at Mercerville. Friends may call at the Beard Funeral Home, Huntington, on Wednesday evening, and at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 25, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnston, Hattie [Baxter]

     DIED - Mrs. Hattie Johnston, 23y 4m 6d, wife of James B. Johnston, in Gallipolis 6 July 1873.

[Note: Hattie was the daughter of Zenas and Susan (Swain) Baxter, born in Gallipolis 1 August 1850]

Gallipolis Journal
July 1873
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page


Johnston, Hollis Cherrington

DIED    
     Johnston, Hollis Cherrington, 85, Gallipolis: dean of the Gallia County bar: one-time city solicitor: charter member of Gallipolis lodge of Elks: one-time member of the Athens State Hospital Board of Trustees: one-time representative of Gallia County in the legislature and Republican floor leader of the House of Representatives: one-time prosecuting attorney: one-time probate judge: a Mason and K. of P. for more than 50 years: May 2 in Holzer Hospital: survived by his second wife, who was Miss Jessie E. Walker, and three children from his first marriage to Miss Nell F. Dages who died in 1926: funeral May 4 at G. J. Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Home: burial in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
Abt. Friday May 2, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Johnston, John

Another Pioneer Gone

“Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither in the north wind’s breath,
And stars to fade—but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, oh, Death!”

     Again it is our sad duty to chronicle the removal from the scenes of turmoil and perplexities of earth, another pioneer of this valley, Mr. John Johnston, who departed this life Tuesday evening, at the residence of his brother, Wm. Johnston.
     The deceased was born in Pittsburg, [sic] Pa., Nov. 18, 1826, and removed to Ohio with his mother when he was seven years of age, residing there until 1849, when he came to California with the gold seekers. He was one of the earliest white settlers of this valley, coming here in 1853. Mr. Johnston was married to Miss Mary Carter May 2, 1855.
     He moved to Fresno in 1878, where he resided until about a year ago, when he moved to San Benito Co., leaving there a few months since at the earnest solicitations of his brother William and other relatives, to see if his failing health might be benefitted by the change. In spite of their care, however, he continued to grow worse, until the evening of Jan. 31st, when he succumbed to the disease against which he had combatted for so many months.
     His surviving relatives are two brothers, Thomas and William, of this place; two sisters, Isabella, of this place, and Mrs. Margaret Buck, of Ohio; his widow, six sons and two daughters: William H., of Bryon; James G. and John E., of Tres Pinos; George F., of Los Banos; Albert G., of Fresno; Francis B., of S. F.; Mrs. Thomas O’Connor, of S. F.; Elsie L., of Bryon.
     Mr. Johnston occupies a prominent position in the early history of this county, being in the convention at the organization of the county, and a member of the first board of supervisors.
     On learning that he could not recover, Mr. Johnston requested that he be buried by Hayward Lodge No. 226, F. and A. M., of this place, of which he was a charter member and the first Master. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. M. Meese at the residence of William Johnston on Thursday afternoon, and the interment took place under the auspices of Hayward Lodge at the Masonic Cemetery.—The Coast Advocate.

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, March 3, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Johnston, Rev. Julius Cameron

Rev. J. C. Johnston
     VINTON - Services for the Rev. Julius Cameron (J.C.) Johnston, 71, Vinton, Ohio, who died March 15, 1993, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. The Rev. Raymond Lambert and Brother George Johnston officiated. Burial was in Vinton Memorial Park, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Lafayette Post No. 27. Pallbearers were Mark Bailey, Dale Bailey, Vincent Varney, Tom Amey, Christopher Amey and Brad Johnston.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Gallipolis, Ohio
March 21, 1993
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Johnston, Mary [Boatman]

Mrs. J. B. Johnston Dies
     Gallipolis was shocked Monday morning to learn that Mrs. Dr. Joe B. Johnston had died at 7 o’clock of influenza, after a few days illness. She was Mary Boatman, daughter of Isaac before her marriage to Dr. Johnston, and was 49 years of age. Her wedding was in October, 1892. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Miss Phyllis and Miss Josephine.
     The funeral will be at Mrs. Anna Bradbury’s residence on Cedar street Wednesday forenoon, the interment following at Gravel Hill, Cheshire, by Hayward. The death of Mrs. Johnston is a blow to many friends and relatives. She was a most estimable lady, a true wife and devoted mother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 21, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Johnston, Nancy E.

     Nancy Ellen Johnston, 81, Gallipolis, died Wednesday at Scenic Hills Nursing Center. Born Oct. 7, 1906 in Guyan Township near Mercerville, she was the daughter of James Sherman and Elizabeth (Sheets) Caldwell. She was a retired secretary of Miller School in Huntington, W.Va.
     She married Fred Dages Johnston Oct. 25, 1930, who preceded her in death Jan. 25, 1966. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Doyle Woodall of Huntington; one son, James Dages Johnston of Holden Beach, N.C.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ashley (Helen) Smith of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Wilbur (Effie) Walters of Crown City; and one brother, Elmer E. Caldwell of Gallipolis.
     She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington. Services will be Saturday 2 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lusher. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 23, 1988
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Johnston, Robert

Robt. Johnston Dead
     Robert Bruce Johnston, 46, son of Samuel and Esther Rodgers, died in Gallipolis Dec. 6, 1922. He lived at Brewton, Ala., but came here to the home of his brother ten days ago. The funeral will be Thursday morning at Bethel church. Mr. Johnston was formerly a photographer in this city and is well remembered here.

[Note: Mr. Johnston is buried without a stone at Bethel Cemetery in Addison Township. He was born 
February 8, 1876.]

Gallia Times
December 7, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Johnston, Robert C.

Robt. Johnston Dead in Calif. at Age of 91
Native of Gallia County Retained Youth To Last
Remains May Be Returned Here

     Robert C. Johnston, a former resident of this County, died in Eagle Rock, a suburb to Los Angeles, California, the evening of January 7th, 1930. Nothing is known of the funeral arrangements, but it is thought that eventually the remains will be brought and interred in the Bethel Cemetery on Chickamauga. Robert Johnston was born on Chickamauga, March 22nd, 1839 living on Chickamauga until 1921, when he moved to California where he lived until his death.
     He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Cherrington Johnston and was one of eight children, only one of whom, a sister, Miss Mary E. Johnston, Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio survives. He had no children, but he has many nephews and nieces in this county. He was a life long member of the Bethel M. E. Church, and up until the time of his removal, spent his whole life on Chickamauga Creek.
     He was a man who retained his youth to the last. He believed in all useful modern inventions and all proper and useful ways of living and was a man who kept up to date and nothing disgusted him so much as to hear someone say: “Things aren’t as good as they used to be.” He was a man who loved the world, life and everything in it, and he lived in that way and no one ever met and talked with him that did not go away feeling better for having met him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 8, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Johnston, Samuel

Death of Samuel Johnston
     Mr. Samuel Johnston died at his home in Springfield township late last night, July 29,1918. He suffered a stroke of paralysis last week and it was this that caused his death. Mr. Johnston was eighty one years old and a fine old gentleman.
     He is survived by five children: Edgar of Columbus, John of Washington state, William of Pataskili,Robert of Bayminnette, Alabama, and Margaret who resided with him on the farm, one brother Robert C. of Gallipolis township, and two sisters, Misses Mary and Letitia Johnston of this city.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Hayward will have charge of burial.

[Note: He is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Addison Township with dates June 3, 1837- July 29, 1918.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 30, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Johnston, Susan [Baxter]

     Mrs. Susan Baxter Johnston, who was born in Gallipolis, died at her home in Cincinnati last Friday and was buried there. She leaves one daughter, Nancy, at home. Her son, Walter, died eight years ago. Mrs. Charles Stockhoff is a niece.

[Note: Susan was the daughter of Zenas and Susan (Swain) Baxter, born in Gallipolis 20 April 1848.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
7 July 1927
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes