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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

 

Jolly, Freddie E.

     On Thursday of last week a thirteen year old son of Aaron Jolley, of Gallipolis, went to the woods to chop wood. A falling tree caught his foot and held him and the butt of the tree striking him in the hip and the back produced injuries which caused his death on Friday.

[Note: d. 10/21/1880; age 13 years 8 months]

Athens Messenger
Nov, 4, 1880. Page 3
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely                                                                   Top of Page


Jolley, William F.

Death of William F. Jolly
     Death released the prolonged sufferings of William P. Jolley Wednesday evening at 7:10 o'clock at his home on Fourth street. He was a man who enjoyed the esteem of his acquaintances, was an industrious workman and lead the life of one who endeavered to trod the straight and narrow path.
     He was born in Addision township, Dec. 24, 1815, and moved to this city with his parents six years ago last December. He was the eldest son of James and Martha Jolley and was aged forty-six. He was a carpenter by trade. For over a year he has been feeble, though at times he would feel better, and cheered with encouragement as consumptives always have, he battled with that dreadful disease patiently.
     He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and served as assistant recording secretary and then became keeper of the seal in that order.
     The funeral was from his home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock unde the funeral ritual of this order, burial being at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. The Mechanics attended the last rites in a body.

[Note: The obit states his birth year as 1815; however, at age 46 he would have been born 1851.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1894
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jolley, William P.

     The remains of William P.Jolley were consigned to their eternal resting place Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were officiated over by Rev. Hawk at the late home of the deceased on Fourth street and were largely attended. His remains were followed to the grave by the American Mechanics, accompanied by the military band, and after solemn ceremonies by that order, the body was consigned to the grave. The remarks of Councillor Utriahmer were touching, yet full of assurance to the sorrowing family. The Mechanics made a fine appearance, one hundred strong, being re-inforced by thirteen members of the Point Pleasant lodge.

Gallipolis Journal
Mar. 17,1891
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jolly, Frances Hortense

Death of a Child
     Frances Hortense, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jolly, died at their home in Maple Shade last Friday, aged 8 months and 17 days after a weeks illness of brain fever. She was a bright little child and her death has caused her parents great sorrow.
     The funeral occurred Sunday by Rev. Lewis, interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 24, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Jolly, George M.

     George M. Jolly, aged 71, died Tuesday at the county home. He is survived by three sons, J. H. of Nelsonville, Samuel, of Dayton and Fred Jolly, of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Wright of Ashland, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Electa Shaffer, also of Dayton.
     Rev. McCarley conducted the funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Tope Funeral Parlor and burial was in the Rife Cemetery at Bulaville.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 21, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Jolly, George

George Jolly Dead
     George M. Jolly, 71, died on Tuesday, March 20, 1928. He leaves several sons and daughters and one sister, Mrs. Electa Shaver. He was a life-long resident of Addison township. The funeral was Wednesday by Rev. McCarley and burial by Undertaker Tope in the Rife cemetery.

Gallia Times
March 29, 1928
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jolly, Henry I. and Jolly, Norval

Former Citizens Dead
Two Brothers of Mrs. Warth Died Within Few Days
     Mr. Henry I. Jolly, a former resident of this city, died at his home at Lisbon, Ohio, January 30, aged 77 years. He was stricken with apoplexy about 20 years ago and was a constant sufferer until he passed away.
     He was a son of Norval Jolly and left Gallipolis in 1869. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge until he moved away, when he transferred his membership to the New Lisbon lodge. He leaves a wife, two daughters and three sons and was a brother of Mrs. Evelyn Warth of this city.
     Mr. Norval Jolly, a brother of the deceased and Mrs. Warth, and also a former resident of Gallipolis, died at Milton, W. Va., February 12th. He was stricken with apoplexy on Feb. 8th and lingered until the 12th when he passed away. The funeral was held at Milton last Friday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 21, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Jolly, Martha

Mrs. Martha Jolly, Near Ninety-five, Passes
     Mrs. Martha Jolly, who in three months would have been ninety-five years old, died Monday morning at her home near Bulaville. She had lived in Gallia county her entire life. Two daughters, Mrs. Ella Siders, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Frances Gay, at home, J. M. Jolly, Gallipolis and R. L. Jolly, Galion, survive. Her husband died seven years ago.
     Funeral services will be held at her late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. E. C. Venz. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 9, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Agnes

Mrs. Agnes Jones, 84, Dies This Morning At Patriot
Funeral Sunday
     Mrs. Agnes Jones died about 2 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Donnett, at Patriot. Had she lived until June 10 she would have been eighty-four years old. Mrs. Jones was born in Wales and came here in her youth with her parents, Mr and Mrs. David S. Jones. The greater part of her life was spent in Gallia County.
     She was twice married and both husbands, John Harkins and John M. Jones, are deceased. During her married life with her first husband, Mr. Harkins, she lived in the west and there the several children of that marriage, with the exception of Mrs. Donnett now reside. Mrs. Howard Gates of Gallipolis is the only child of her union with Mr. Jones. A brother, Evan Jones of Bollvar, MO and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ripley of London, who is eighty-nine years old, also survive. Mrs. Jones had lived at Patriot for a number of years but previous to going there resided in Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at Patriot M. E. Church and burial will be in the cemetery there by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Death Certificate..born June 10, 1852 Wales; died April 16, 1936 Perry Township, Gallia County; 83 years, 10 months and 6 days of age. Widow. Father David S. Jones; Mother Lucy Lewis, both born Wales]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 16, 1936
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Jones, Alice

Mrs. Alice Jones to Be Buried at Peniel
     Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday at Peniel Church for Mrs. Alice Jones, 74, who died on Wednesday. She was the widow of Evan Jones, who died in 1913. Since then she has lived with her grandson, Herschel Jones.
     Mrs. Jones is survived by three sons, William of Wheeling, John of Columbus and Dan of Logan, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Baker of Columbus and Mrs. Maude Malone of south Webster, twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Oct. 26, 1863 Gallia County; died Feb. 2, 1938 Gallia County; 74 years 3 months and 7 days of age. Parents Isom Bondurant and America Coffe]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Feb. 4, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Jones, Alma [Caldwell]

     Alma Jones, 87, Rt. 1, Proctorville, died Monday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington WV. Born May 12, 1895 in Gallia County, daughter of the late M.E. and Nancy Fellure Caldwell, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jones, in 1965. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, some residing in Gallia County.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, with Rev. Albert Byrne officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

[Note: Died Jan. 31, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 2, 1983 Page 10 Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jones, Amy J.

Amy Jones, 74, Claimed Saturday
     Amy J. Jones of 3354 Sciotangy Drive, 74, Columbus, died Saturday in a nursing home in Hilliard. She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Garfield Heights in Cleveland. Miss Jones was born near Thurman.
     She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mason Jones, Bainbridge; Trevor Jones, Middleport; William Jones, Columbus; Mrs. Gould (Eleanor) Jones, Springfield; Mrs. Sheldon (Elizabeth) Walker, Columbus; Miss Frances Jones, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Howard (Winifred) Young, Breman, Ohio.
     She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Church Prayer Group and the Morning Star Chapter, OES No. 444, Thurman. She was also a member of the Ohio and National Teachers Association.
     Friends may call at the Weir-Arend North Chapel, 4221 North High St., Columbus, on Monday, 6:30 until 9 p.m., and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Thurman United Methodist Church in Centerville. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery in Thurman under the direction of Mrs. D. Harvey Davis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Andrew

Andrew Jones Dies Saturday
     Andrew Jones, 78, who resided at 843 Third Ave., died Saturday at 11:45 p.m. at his home following an illness of three months which climaxed a four or five year period of declining health. A veteran of the Spanish-American War in which he served in Cuba, he returned last October 12 from a five-week stay in the Veterans hospital in Huntington. Decedent was a licensed fireman and had been employed during much of his residency here by the Ohio Valley Laundry and the M. T. Epling Sand and Gravel Co. until his retirement about five years ago.
     Born Aug. 25, 1879, in Cabell County, W. Va., he was a son of William and Celia Coleman Jones and came to Gallipolis when a young man. He married Laura Frances Coleman here in 1903. She survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Justine) Howell, Columbus, and Miss Phyllis, at home. A son, Andrew Jr., died in the Huntington Veterans hospital following World War II.
     Also surviving are a brother, Joseph Jones of the same address, two sisters, Mrs. Julia Shanklin, Chicago, and Mrs. Mary Henderson, Pt. Pleasant, and four grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mutual Aid Lodge and of the Spanish American Auxiliary.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. B. R. Smith, Bidwell, with burial and military rites of the American Legion following at Pine Street cemetery. The body will be at the home until 11 a.m. Tuesday where friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 7, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Ann W.

     Mrs. Ann W. Jones, of Point Pleasant, widow of the late Joseph Jones, a soldier of the War of 1812, died in her 90th year, last week.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, March 30, 1886
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Jones, Arnold

Death of Arnold Jones
     Arnold Jones, son of Thomas Jones of Patriot, died of appendicitis, Wednesday, December 5, 1923, at the age of 28 years. Mr. Jones leaves his widow who was Grace Morgan, and a baby boy and his parents. Funeral services will be held at Patriot at 10 o’clock Friday, December 7, 1923, with burial at Mound Hill by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 10, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Jones, Charles A.

Died at Columbus
     Chas. A. Jones, colored, and grandson of Mrs. Eliza Wells, of 105 Pine street, died in Columbus, Dec. 10, of apoplexy. His body was brought here accompanied by Mrs. Susan Jones, his mother, and Richard Wells on the H. V. Thursday evening.
     The funeral services were today at one o’clock at the Paint Creek Baptist church conducted by Rev. Mr. Wright and the burial at Pine street cemetery by Hayward. He was 32 years old and single. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt Jones and sisters, Mrs. Bessie Higgenbotham and Mrs. Pearl Berry and brother, Alvin Jones.

[Note: 11/24/1881 - 12/10/1913 s/o Hewitt and Susan Wells Jones]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 12, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Charles E.

Former Resident Dies Burial Here Wednesday
     Funeral services for Charles E. Jones, former Galipolis resident who died Monday, May 11, at Marysville, will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Cousins, where the remains will be taken upon their arrival on the H. V. train at noon Wednesday. Rev. R. J. Madison will officiate and the burial in Pine street cemtery is in charge of A. E. Tope.
     Mr. Jones who was 67 years old, was the son of the late Jacob Jones, who was one of the first persons to haul the H. V. mail here and owned a farm at Marysville. He is survived by a sister Arnetta (Hun) Jones, who made her home with him and a brother, Fred D. Jones of Chicago.

[Note: Died May 11, 1931]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1931
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Jones, Chester Walter

C. W. Jones, 56, Of Thurman Dies
     Chester Walter Jones, who made his home with his brother, David, below Thurman, on the Centerpoint road, died there Saturday night.
     He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Jones and would have been 56 years old on April 16.
Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Tuesday, in charge of Davis & Thomas, funeral directors.

Newspaper (prob. Gallipolis date unknown) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Jones, Cora

Death of Infant
     Mr. and Mrs. Orville Jones of Cora, lost their week old baby Friday from complications. The funeral was held Saturday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart


Jones, Daniel O.

OBITUARY
Jones
     Daniel O. Jones was born February 14, 1829, at Dolan, Parish of Liausantfreid, Cardiganshire, South Wales; died at his home near Rio Grande, this county, December 19, 1894, of heart disease with pericardial adhesion. His parents came to America with him and his only sister, Mrs. John D. Davis, of Oak Hill, in 1840, and they settled on a farm near Tyn Rhos, where they spent the remainder of their days.
     When 18 years of age, Mr. Jones began clerking in J. L. Newsome’s store in the old brick building at Ridgeway’s. On the 5th of January, 1854, he was married to Nancy Williams, daughter of Joseph Williams, of Jackson county, to whom was born six children. Two died in infancy; four survive, Delton, Thomas, and Ernia, who are at home with their mother, and Belle, the widow of John M. Davis, who lives in her own home near Rio Grande.
     After his marriage Mr. Jones engaged in the mercantile business on his own account, first at Centre Point, then at Vinton, and finally at Centreville. He was postmaster at the latter place eight years and Notary Public for many years. In 1875 he was elected Cashier for the Centreville National Bank, a position he acceptably filled for twelve years.
     In this capacity his services were very valuable; for he had personal knowledge of the business interest of almost every patron of the bank, and though cautious, he was courteous and considerate. On account of his good business judgment, he was elected assessor of Raccoon township three consecutive terms. In later years, he had lived on a farm near Rio Grande, where his children could enjoy better advantages for education.
     Though not a member of any church, he was a liberal and a cheerful giver to the cause of Christianity, and in belief was inclined to the Baptist faith. As a man he was honorable and upright; possessed of remarkable knowledge of human nature, and though decisive and spirited if need be in his actions, yet he was loyal and true to his friends under all circumstances.
     Mr. Jones will be missed in his home and in the society of his people; but there is a consolation in the knowledge that he lived an honorable, helpful and worthy life.
J. W. Jones

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, January 9, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Jones, Daniel S.

IN MEMORY
     Rev. Daniel S Jones was born at Abergwely, South Wales, on Sept. 12, 1827 and died at Centreville, Gallia County, Ohio, on Feb. 25, 1916, aged 88 years 5 months and 13 days. In his early manhood he learned the tailor's trade and worked at it as opportunity offered until near the close of his life. He emigrated to America in 1840, locating at Centreville. Soon after his arrival he was united in marriage with Miss Zillah, daughter of John R. Lewis. Their wedded life began on Nov. 26, 1853 and together hand in hand and heart to heart with undimmed love and ever increasing devotion they traveled life's road for more than 63 years.
     To them were born nine children, two of whom, Albert and John, died in early childhood. The death angel did not visit their home again for 55 years. Then the summons came to the husband and father. Seven children survive, Mrs. George E. James of Shields, Kansas; William S of Columbus; Mrs. H.S. Rosser, Gallipolis; Mrs. D.S. Jenkins, Oak Hill, Mrs. Louise Waddell, Gomer J. and Miss Rachel of Centreville. His companion, now 90 years of age, survives, calmly waiting for the summons to join those gone before.
     There are 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and one brother, Joseph L Jones of Nelson, NY. He first united with the Congregational Church, but shortly after transferred his membership to the Baptist Church. In 1866 he was licensed to preach and two years later was ordained to the full service at Oak Hill. He subsequently served various churches in Gallia and Jackson Counties. He was an earnest preacher but his chief strength lay in being an efficient pastor and many will remember the hearty greeting and warm handshake always extended by him and as one of the speakers remarked at the funeral, perhaps the only sorrow he ever caused anyone was in departing this life.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Centreville Baptist Church, the Pastor, Rev. R.R. Denney, being assisted by Dr. G. James Jones of Oak Hill and Rev. Mr. Hall of Thurman. The interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery by undertakers Davis and Thomas.

OBIT
     Rev. D.S. Jones, died in Centreville, Ohio Feb. 25, 1916, at the age of eighty-eight years, five months and thirteen days. He was born in Wales and came to this country in 1850. He first united with the Congregational Church, but soon after became a Baptist; was licensed to preach by the Ebenezer Church in 186 and two years later, was ordained to the ministry at Oak Hill, Gallia County. He served very acceptably churches in Gallia and Jackson Counties and though called to other fields, could never see his way clear to go to them. His great strength lay in his efficiency as a pastor and warm hand-shakes always given by him.
     He was very kind and sympathetic and never manifested the peevishness often attendant upon old age. As was remarked at his funeral: "Perhaps the first sorrow he ever caused was that of his departure from this life."
     His aged wife (in her ninetieth year) and seven children mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. R.R. Denney, assisted by Rev. G.J. Jones, Congregational and Rev. M. Hall, Methodist ministers.

[Note: Death Certificate...Parents: Simon Jones and Rachel Lloyd. Cause of Death: La Grippe. ]

Scrapbook Collection - Publications unknown
Feb. 1916
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jones, David J

Death At Cora
     David J. Jones, of Cora, died Friday morning of the infirmities of old age. He had been helpless for quite awhile. He was never married and had made his home with John E. Jones. He was a good old man. He will be interred at Thurman Monday.

[Note: Stone reads David D.]

Gallipolis Paper
Oct. 28, 1904
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Jones, Edward S.

     Edward S. Jones, son of Edward Jones, the undertaker, died at the residence of his parents at Centerville, Ohio, June 18, 1882. Was buried June 19, at the W.C.M. Cemetery, aged 22 years and 9 days.
     A large audience came to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved young man, who was taken away so suddenly by the powerful hand of death. Before leaving the house a beautiful hymn was sung and a portion of Scripture read by Rev. Wm. Pitchford of Patriot, after which a very sympathetic prayer was offered by Rev. R. Richards of Tyn-Rhos. Then the body was carried in a nicely decorated coffin to the C.M. Church, by six of his noble comrades. Revs. D.S. Jones and L.Q. Lakin preached a short and very appropriate sermons for the occasion followed by an eulogy upon the moral character of the deceased and his good conduct while at college, by Prof. A. A. Moulton of Rio Grade.
     After an opportunity was given for all to see the corpse, it was taken out and put into the hearse, which he, the now departed and the one we all mourn his loss, had driven so many times to and from the graveyards of these surrounding communities. But now he is gone to return no more.
     At the grave remarks were made by Rev. Wm. Pitchford, followed by a very warm sympathizing prayer uttered by Rev. B.F. Thomas. The music was given mostly by the Centerville Choir, of which Eddie was an active, zealous memory.
     His life was such that he won the highest esteem of those who knew him. He had quite a thirst for knowledge and was successful in the efforts to accomplish the work of securing an education. He was an earnest laborer in the M.E. Sabbath School though not a member of the church and not making a profession of religion, yet he was seeking to be a Christian. He thus remarked to a lady friend some six weeks ago, "I am not afraid to die". May the Great Shepard gather father, mother, brothers and sisters to the heavenly fold.

There's sorrow in our hearts today,
There's sadness on our brow,
For he, the loved, has passed away
And we are mourning now.
The eye that once did sparkle bright,
The hand that grasped our own,
No more shall gladden on our sight-
Our beloved one has gone.

O, may the sorrow that does press
Our spirit down today,
So minister that it may bless
Us on our pilgrim way;
And as our friends shall one by one
Leave earth, above to dwell,
O'say to God, "Thy will be done,
Thou doest all things well."
D. Ellis Evans

 

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


Jones, Edward W.

Obituary of Edward W. Jones
     Once again God has seen fit to send his Death Angel to call from this earth one whom we all loved. But what comfort it gives his loved ones when bidding him a last farewell, to know that he is preceding on his journey under the care of Him who said "I am the way, the truth and the light". This guide will take him to that Eternal Shore.
     Edward W. Jones, son of Hezekiah and Margaret Fife Jones, was born April 11, 1870, in Cheshire Township and passed away at his home November 3, 1955, having reached the age of 85 years, 6 months and 23 days. Mr. Jones being the last of a family of 11 children.
     In 1896, he was united in marriage to Effie Belle Shoemaker and for 59 years, they have trod life's pathway together sharing each others sorrows and joys. Nine children came to bless this union, three dying in infancy. The aged companion and the following children survive, Clinton, Ferdil and Frank, all of Cheshire; R. William of San Diego, CA; Mrs. Blain Topping of Gallipolis and Mrs. Ralph Lemley of Fostoria. He also leave 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
     He was a firm believer in the Devine Master having sought his Savior in his youth and for 50 years had been a member of the Poplar Ridge Church of which he attended as long as health permitted him. He was a good neighbor, a kind and loving husband, a devoted father to his children and grandchildren and always found great pleasure of having them in his home. Although he will be greatly missed by all, let us remember him as one of God's redeemed ones, gone to inherit that home prepared for him.

Oh Father, dear, Oh can it be
That you have gone away,
Your smiling face no more we'll see,
Until the judgement day.

Yes father dear, has left us,
Gone from us forever more,
But we know he's waiting for us
On Heaven's Golden Shore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 3, 1955
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jones, Effie Belle [Shoemaker]

MEMORIAL OBITUARY
Effie Shoemaker Jones

Oh, Mother dear, Oh can it be
That you have gone away,
Your smiling face no more we'll see
Until the Judgement Day.

For us she toiled with aching limbs
for us she shed many a tear,
For us our dear good Mother's head
Grew whiter every year.

     The Trumpet of the Lord has again sounded and Mother answered the call on Nov. 19,1960, at her home on the Africa Road. Effie Bell Shoemaker Jones, daughter of Jacob and Matilda Siders Shoemaker, was born Dec. 28, 1875, being at the time of her 84 years, 10 months and 24 days. One sister, Alice Shoemaker, who made her home with the deceased, survives. Her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death.
     In 1896, she was united in marriage to Edward Jones and for 59 years they walked life's pathway together,until 5 years ago, when God called him home; 9 children came to bless this home, 3 dying in infancy. Surviving children are Clinton Jones, Rt. 1, Cheshire; Mrs. Blaine (Maggie) Topping, Gallipolis; William of San Diego, CA; Ferdie, Route 1, Bidwell; Mrs. Ralph (Jessie) Lemley, Fostoria and Frank at home; who tenderly cared for his mother during her declining years. Also surviving are 10 grandchidlren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a loved one.
     She professed Faith in Christ in her early childhood and became a life long member of the Poplar Ridge Free Will Baptist Church. She was deeply devoted to her family and always found pleasure in having them with her. She will be greatly missed by her friends and loved ones, but may we submit to the Master and say, "Thy Will Be Done."

Her trials are ended
Her suffering all over
Her spirits are resting
on Heaven's bright shore.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
no date

Jones, Effie

Death Sudden For Cheshire Rt. 1 Native
     Mrs. Effie Belle Shoemaker Jones, 84, died at her home on Rt.1 Cheshire at 8:55 p.m. Saturday. Her death was sudden. She was the widow of Ed Jones who died Nov. 3, 1955. Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of Cheshire Township and was born on Dec. 28, 1875 to the late Jacob and Matilda Siders Shoemaker.
     Children who survive this union are Mrs. Blain (Maggie) Topping of Gallipolis; Clinton Jones and Frank Jones, both of Rt. 1, Cheshire; William Jones of San Diego, CA; Ferdie Jones of Eno and Mrs. Ralph (Jessie) Lemley of Fostoria. A sister, Alice Shoemaker, Rt. 1, Cheshire, also survives. There are ten grandchildren and 14 g-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Jones was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church and services for her will be held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. George N. Scott of Columbus, a nephew, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home on Africa Road until the hour of the service.

[Note: buried Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 19, 1960
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jones, Eliza

Died
At Centreville, Gallia County, O., April 21 1888, Mrs. Eliza Jones, wife of Edward S. Jones, aged 66 years, 5 months and 10 days
     Mrs. Jones was a native of South Wales. She emigrated to this country in 1841, and was married to Edward S. Jones at Gambia, Knox County, O., in 1843. She was the mother of nine children, three of which have preceded her. In younger days she attended the Espicopalian Church, and after coming to this country she united with the Baptist Church at Pittsburg, Pa. Mrs. Jones was an excellent woman, genial, straight forward, and of a natural business turn; a kind neighbor, and a power in her family.
     Her funeral took place on Monday, April 23. Religious services by D.S. Jones and W.O. Jones. She leaves a husband, three daughters and three sons to mourn their loss. The three sons being in Nebraska, could not attend the funeral. We feel for our esteemed friend Mr. Jones, being left so very lonely. 

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 1, 1888
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, Eliza

Death of Mrs. Jones
     The mother of Mrs. T. J. Jones, Mrs. Eliza Jones, living with her daughter Mrs. Vollborn on the road from Rio Grande to Harrisburg, died Sunday morning and will be buried today. We have no particulars. She was quite elderly and had been an invalid for sometime.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 15, 1912
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Jones, Elizabeth

Death of Jackson Lady
     Miss Elizabeth Jones, a well known milliner of Jackson, died Monday after an illness of about one week. She was 72 years of age, and was a native of Gallia County. She leaves a host of friends in this city, and several brothers and sisters, among the latter being, Henry D. Jones and Miss Sallie Jones of Jackson. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at the Baptist church in Jackson. Burial to be in Favimont Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio.

[Note:Born: Dec. 25, 1841; Died: Aug. 12, 1914]

Gallia Times
Unknown date
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jones, Elizabeth Cherrington

Death of Mrs. Jones
     Mrs. Elizabeth Cherrington Jones was born April 20, 1816, and died January 13, 1903, aged 86 years, 8 months and 23 days. She was married to John J. Jones August 18, 1836. John J. Jones died February 17, 1889. The deceased joined the M.E. Church at Mt. Zion when 17 years old, and continued an ardent faithful christian till death and was sincerely mourned by all who knew her. Rev. J.E. Gordon conducted her funeral services which were attended by many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 23, 1903
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Jones, Elizabeth Eleanor [Cochran]

Elizabeth Jones Dies Wednesday
     Elizabeth Eleanor Jones, 76, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferris Rest Home, Sunbury, O., where she had resided for the past month. Two years ago, Mrs. Jones moved to Westerville to reside with her daughter. Recently, she became very ill, and entered the rest home.
     She was born Nov. 7, 1887, the daughter of Charles W. and Anna Davies Cochran in the Gage community. Mrs. Jones is a former resident of Bidwell where she made her home for several years with her husband, Edward Jones, who died in October, 1948. She was formerly employed at the Gallipolis State Institute and at the Boys' Industrial school in Lancaster.
     Three sons, Owen and Merlin, both of Lancaster, and Walter, Winchester, Ind., and two daughters, Mrs. Edna Carson, Westerville, and Mrs. Catherine Roe, Columbus, survive. Her brothers, Cleveland of Gallipolis, Robert and Dewey of Cincinnati, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jones, Columbus and Mrs. Jane Wingerberg, also of Cincinnati, also survive.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Salem Baptist church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Don Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Salem cemetery. Friends may call at Miller's Home for Funerals Friday evening.

[Note: Simmerman wrote 8-14-1954 on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1954, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Cochran file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Jones, Elizabeth Florence

IN MEMORY
     Of Elizabeth Florence, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Thurman, Ohio, born October 23, 1895, died April 10, 1897, after a brief illness, aged 1 year, 5 months, 17 days. This bright and 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 held Monday, April 19th. The services were conducted by Rev. D. Baran Jones, assisted by Revs. J. F. Davies and D. S. Jones. Interment at the Tyn Rhos cemetery.

Dearest Lizzie, our lovely child.
So beaufitul, so meek and mild.
The rarest gift from God was given.
But so soon removed from earth to heaven.

Our hearts are riven, our grief is deep.
We loved thee much and much we weep.
But Jesus, our ever present friend,
In times of need His hands extend.

We bow in submission to God's will.
To this storm we may with Christ, "Be still."
Our loved one hath escaped a world of sin.
To the glory world hath entered in.

Now a lovely flower on the golden shore,
A brillant gem forever more.
Yea, we have a treasure now on high,
That will be given back in the bye and bye.

Gallipolis paper
1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jones, Elmer

Found Locked In Cabin
County's Thirteenth Violent Death for 1939
     Laying across his bed, a bullet hole in his forehead, Elmer Jones, colored old age pensioner, was pronounced Gallia county's sixth suicide victim for 1939 yesterday by Dr. Lewis Brown, county coroner. Jones was found at 1 p.m. in his home near Vinton yesterday by Scott Miller, colored, a neighbor, who immediately called the sheriff. He had been dead since morning according to coroner's report.
     Officials found the body of the aged man locked in his one-room log cabin, a .32-caliber bullet through his head. The gun, an ancient revolver, was still in his right hand.

Between 69 and 72
     Jones, whose age was between 69 and 72, had been ill for some time, according to reports. Miller said he looked through a window and saw the body after he had tried to get in the house and found the door locked. He was accompanied by two brothers, Isaac and Ira, who had walked across the fields to visit the old man.
     Two shots had been fired from the revolver, according to officials. Only one slug was found in the body and deputies were unable to locate the other. It is probable that the shot was fired to test the gun, Sheriff Hatfield said.

Part of Group
     Jones’ cabin is one of a group belonging to the settlement founded between Porter and Vinton by a Virginian for his freed slaves long before the Civil War. The cabin, although old, was orderly. The bed upon which the body was found was made, and the man's clothes were hung on hooks in the wall. The clothes he wore were apparently his best.
     This suicide brings Gallia county's list of 1939 violent deaths to thirteen. Last year at this same date there were but two, both of them occurring in February.
     Jones was a member of the Bethel-Morgan church and the funeral will be conducted there at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in charge of Butler-McCoy.
     Brothers and sisters of the deceased are Mrs. Irene Robinson of Logan, Ohio; Howard Minnis of Vinton, Luther Jones and Timothy Minnis of Glenn Rebbins, Ohio and Bert Jones of Detroit.

[Note: From death certificate year of birth 1876; date of death July 7, 1939; father Charles Jones; mother Martha West; burial at Morgan-Bethel CE with no marker.]

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


Jones, Emeretta

Death of Mrs. H. H. Jones
     Mrs. Jones, afflicted with serious illness since the week before Christmas as Journal readers have been informed from time to time, passed away last Wednesday, one week ago today. Her trouble was of a pulmonary character. She was afflicted with asthma and that and a severe attack of grippe proved too much for her. She would have been 65 years old this month. She was the widow of the late James Brown when she became Mrs. Jones in 1877.
     She was born in Fayette county, W. Va., and her maiden name was Emeretta Windsor. She was united in marriage with Mr. Brown in 1845. By him she left three adult children, Alvin T., at whose home she died, Wm. H. Brown and Mrs. Mary E. wife of Mr. John T. Hampton, of Columbus. Mrs. Jones was a very agreeable woman, of amiable and polite ways, kind and considerate to all and very greatly respected by all who knew her.
     Her funeral services were conducted at the residence of her son Mr. Alvin T. Brown, at whose whom she died, and her interment at the Old Cemetery. [Pine Street]

Gallipolis Journal
March 1, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Jones, Ethelyn [Tanner]

Young Wife Succumbs
     Mrs. Ethelyn Jones, 27, wife of Mr Edward Jones of Oak Hill, died Thursday night in the Holzer hospital here, shortly after she had been received for treatment. Mrs.Jones was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tanner of Gallia, who, with the husband, survive her. She also leaves a sister and a brother.

[Note: Death certificate..born Aug. 26, 1900. died April 11, 1927 aged 26 years 7 months and 19 days of age. Cause of death..Toxemia of Pregnancy--7th. month. Parents Charles Tanner and Emma Davis. Burial Union Cemetery]

Gallia Times
April 21, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Jones, Evan

     In Raccoon Tp., Gallia Co., O., April 3d, 1883, after a few days sickness, Mr. Evan Jones, aged 77 years and 11 days. He was born in Cardiganshire, South Wales, and emigrated to America in the year 1839 and settled near Ebenezer Church, in the above Township. In 1855 he bought the farm formerly called the Biglow farm, where he lived till his death. He was buried April 4th in Ebenezer graveyard. Religious services were conducted by D. S. Jones. Mr. Jones was a kind man to his family, and had many good qualities. He leaves two sons and one daughter and other relatives to mourn their loss. Lawyer Jones, of Athens, is a son of the departed.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 1, 1883
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                         Top of Page


Jones, Evan

     Evan Lawrence Jones, 74, died Thursday at his home at Rt.1, Oak Hill. Born in Gallia County, he had been a farmer in Jackson County for many years.
     Survivors include his wife Cordelia; three sons, Wendell, Oak Hill; George, Rio Grande; Marvin, Grove City one daughter, Janet Markusle, Columbus; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Vincent, Oak Hill and one sister, Elizabeth Purdy, Cleveland.
     Funeral services will be Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Gerald Brown officiating, Burial will be in Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:30 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 4, 1977
Transcribed by J. Farley


Jones, Ferdie

Ferdie Jones
     Ferdie Jones, 75, former resident of Bidwell, died at 8 p.m. Monday in a Greenfield, Ohio, hospital. He was born May 15, 1905, in Cheshire Township, to the late Edward and Belle Shoemaker Jones. He is survived by is wife, Rose Eblin Jones, whom he married in 1938.
     Three daughters survive, Sue Jones, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles (Betty) Crouch, Lorain; Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Newsome, Dayton. Two brothers also survive, Clinton Jones, Bidwell and William Jones, San Diego, CA. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Blaine (Magie) Topping, Gallipolis; Mrs. Ralph Jessie) Lemley, FL. He was preceded in death by two sons. Nine grand and five great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery.

[Note: Born: May 15, 1905; died July 7, 1981]

Gallipolis Daily News
July 7, 1981
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Jones, Frances

     GALLIPOLIS - Frances Marie Jones, 76, of 5200 Long Island Drive, Northwest, Atlanta, Ga., died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in failing health one year. A retired Gallia County teacher, she was born Oct. 8, 1896, at Patriot, daughter of the late Jenkins and Katherine Lewis Jones.
     She is survived by one son, Harold Jones, Atlanta, Ga., three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Walter Henderson, Kansas. She had resided in Atlanta seven years.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and the Patriot Grange and the Gallipolis Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Waugh-Hailey-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.

[Note: On the cemetery database she is listed as Francis J. Jones.]

The Daily Sentinel
January 14, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Jones, Frances

     GALLIPOLIS - Frances Marie Jones, 76, of 5200 Long Island Drive, Northwest, Atlanta, Ga., died at 10:40 a.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in failing health one year. A retired Gallia County teacher, she was born Oct. 8, 1896, at Patriot, daughter of the late Jenkins and Katherine Lewis Jones. She is survived by one son, Harold Jones, Atlanta, Ga., three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Walter Henderson, Kansas

The Daily Sentinel
January 14, 1973


Jones, George Eugene

     THURMAN - George Eugene Jones, 72, of Thurman, passed away Friday, February 15, 2002, at his residence. He was born July 22, 1929, in Jackson county, son of the late Lawrence Jones, and Cordelia Griffiths Jones, who survives. Gene had worked for Bob Evans Farms at the Bidwell Plant from 1953 until 1980, and at that time, he went into full-time farming.
     He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, from June 12, 1951, until February 8, 1957, when he received a Purple Heart. Later, he joined the American Legion and VFW and was a lifetime member of DAV. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Centerville Lodge. No. 371. He attended grade school in Oak Hill and Centerville High School.
     Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Janet Sims Jones, two daughters, Cindy (David) Grimm and Gale (Wade) Leslie, and three sons, Deryl (Karen) Jones, Bryan (Patty) Jones, and Scott (Mary) Jones, all of Thurman; his mother, Cordelia, of Oak Hill; a sister, Janet Markusic of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Wendell (Helen) Jones of Oak Hill; an aunt, Elizabeth Sheward of Phoenix, Arizona; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin; and his grand-parents, Evan and Rachel Jones, and George and Sara Griffiths.
     Services will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2002, in Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Pat King officiating. Interment will follow in Centerpoint Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, February 18, 2002, from 4-8 p.m. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Meadows, Arnold Miller, Ted Perroud, Edward Cooper, Charles Carter, Jerry Shelton and Daniel Woodward.
     The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631-11563; Holzer Extra Care, 2881 State Route 160, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; or Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 155, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
February 17, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Gomer F.

G. F. Jones Dies In Columbus; Burial At Rio Grande
     Gomer F. Jones, 75, of 917 W. Town St., died yesterday morning in St. Clair Rest Home, Columbus, after a long illness. He was a retired house painter. Mr. Jones is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Thomas J. Lewis and Mrs. Henry Tanner, both of Rio Grande; a brother, Ellis Jones, in California, and a niece, Mrs. Mary Burgoon, with whom he lived.
     Friends may call at the D. Harvey Davis funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Baptist Church at Rio Grande. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery. --Today’s Ohio State Journal.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Halcie

Halcie Jones, Fine Young Man Of Rio Grande Met Death In Columbus While At Work in Pennsylvania R.R. Yards
     Halcie Jones, aged 21 years, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Jones of Rio Grande, was fatally injured on Monday of last week in Columbus and died Tuesday in St. Clair Hospital in that city. Mr. Jones, who was employed as a brakeman in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards in Columbus, was knocked from a car and was run down by a train. One of his limbs was severed and he received other injuries. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and passed away Tuesday as above stated.
     Halcie Jones was a fine young man, well known in his old home neighborhood. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers and a sister. Since his employment in Columbus, Mr. Jones reside at the home of his uncle, Mr. Floyd Shears, 418 North Garfield Avenue.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. Shears in Columbus and on Wednesday the body was brought to Rio Grande for interment.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Jan. 27, 1901; died Oct. 31, 1922..age 21 years, 9 months and 4 days. Mother's maiden name: Edna Edwards. Buried in Old Pine Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallia Times
Nov. 9, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Jones, Henry Elza

     Henry Elza Jones, son of Rev. and Mrs. Chas. Jones who lives in the colored settlement a few miles east of Vinton, died last Friday. He has been afflicted with asthma and heart trouble for several years, but his last illness dated back only a few weeks when he was seized with pneumonia, which was the cause of his death, coupled with other ailments.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 15, 1910
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page


Jones, Horace H.

Death of H.H. Jones
     Another old citizen, born Feb. 9, 1813, has taken his departure for the unseen world, Horace H. Jones. He died Monday morning, last, at his residence on Second Street, this city. Mr. Jones has been in feeble health for quite a good while, though he has not been confined to his house, until the latter part of the winter and not to his bed until about a week since. Mr. Jones came to Gallipolis in the winter of 1846, and has been more or less identified with the business interests of the city, until his retirement upon the death of his two sons, John and Henry. He carried on the tannery business in Gallipolis on an extensive scale and accumulated a handsome sum of money.
     His first wife's maiden name was Millie Warrick. She shared with her husband the difficulties attendant upon starting and maintaining his business, and then died. She died about twelve years ago. Mr. Jones married for his second wife, Mrs. Emeretta Brown, of this city, who was a very devoted companion for him in the closing years of his life.
     Some years ago Mr. Jones was greatly awakened on the subject of religion and united with the Methodist Church, but was never baptized and received into full connection with the church until about a year ago. He expressed great satisfaction and resignation when the change came. Thus, one after another of our old citizens are removing, and they will very soon all be gone. The funeral will take place from the Methodist Church, at 2:30 p.m., this afternoon, Rev. Euans officiating. Burial at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Journal
May 1, 1889
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jones, I. Newton

Frightful Accident Saturday Morning
Mr. Newt Jones Stepped On By Horse and Dies From his Injuries
     A little before nine o’clock this morning Mr. I. Newton Jones, a well known and popular citizen of Gallia county, met with a shocking accident in front of the public schools office at the intersection of Fourth avenue and Locust street. He was riding a horse which took fright at a passing automobile, reared and threw Mr. Jones off to the paving, fell on him, and then stepped on him repeatedly, striking his head with one foot, crushing his skull at the base, and tearing a rectangular hole in his skull near the temple with one of the corks of the horseshoe, wounding his forehead and scalp also.
     The unfortunate man was picked up, placed on a stretcher, and hurried to the Holzer Hospital, where Drs Claude Parker, Pritchard and Hanson examined his wounds, and were later joined by Dr. Holzer, after a record run from Dam 26. The case seemed hopeless from the beginning, for a very considerable amount of the brain matter had been torn loose and came from the head along with pieces of bone. At this writing, 10 o’clock, Mr. Jones is in a dying condition.
     Mr. Jones was born and raised in Perry township, but resided on a farm in Addison township just beyond the Hawkins place. He is a great conversationalist and a singer and teacher of music, having taken a music school course in Cincinnati in earlier years. He is married and has a family of four or five children.

Later. Mr. Jones died at 11:30.
     As soon as the body has been properly cared for at the hospital it will be taken in charge by Wetherholt and conveyed to the Jones home. The funeral will be Monday or Tuesday, probably Tuesday, on the arrival of Mr. Jones’s brother from Alabama.
     The whole county will sympathize with the wide circle of bereaved relatives of this amiable man, cut off from those he loved so suddenly and unexpectedly.

November 8, 1915
     Lot Jones, brother of the late Newton Jones, arrived here today from Culman, Alabama. His sister, Mrs. Lenora Davis and husband, of Castalia, and sister, Mrs. Frank Bolte, of Columbus, arrived here today to attend the funeral.

November 9, 1915
     The funeral of the late Newt Jones today was one of the largest ever held in that section. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Gallipolis was largely represented as he had a host of friends here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 6, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Jones, Ina May [Carter]

In Memory
     Ina May Jones was born at Patriot, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1877, being the youngest child born to Ammon J. and Eliza Carter. After a long and severe illness, she died at her home in Perry township of this county, Dec. 20, 1915, being at the time of her death 38 yr. 10 mo. 12 da.
     She was united in marriage to D. Bert Jones, Nov. 16, 1904. To them were born three children, David Ray aged 9, Mary Jane 6 and Glen Ammon nearly 3. Beside her husband and children there remain to share her memory and miss her presence three brothers and three sisters whose names and addresses are as follows:
     George F. Carter, Patriot, Ohio; Albert Carter, Parkersburg, W. Va.; Edward Carter, Lancaster, Ohio; Mrs. Albert Copeland, Cadmus, Ohio; Mrs. C. B. McDaniel, Columbus, Ohio; and Mrs. J. A. Jones, Columbus, Ohio. There are more distant relatives and friends who are made sad by her death.
     She, with her husband, was taken into full connection with the Cora M. E. Church in 1906. Suffice it to say in briefest terms what her life meant to those who knew her best. Her life was characterized by an unsparing of self in her efforts to provide for the needs and comfort of her own family. She was an ideal housekeeper, cleanly almost to a fault. Words cannot express the loss to be sustained by these little children of mother's love and care. The family have the sympathy of all in their great loss.

[Note: Her death certificate gives the death date as December 19th. She is buried at Salem CE.]

Gallipolis newspaper
December, 1915
From Descendants of John Carter-Mary Lehr and Alexander Waddell-Eleanor Roush, by Frances Copeland Stover, 1968, pgs. 92-93.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders
Jones, Ina M.

Mrs. Jones Funeral
     The funeral of the late Mrs. D. B. Jones of Blazer; which was held at the Salem Church on Wednesday of last week, was largely attended by many friends of the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. Morrell, M.E. minister of the Rodney Circuit. Burial was in the Salem Church Cemetery by undertakers Davis and Thomas Thurman. The pall-bearers selected by Mrs. Jones request were Luther Carter, Fred Carter, Victor Jones, Orville Jones, Clyde Davis and Arnold Jones.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 30, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jones, Jacob

     Jacob Jones (Colored) died at his home in this city last Tuesday evening. He carried mails to and from the Hocking Valley depots for many years, and later ran an express wagon. He was well known and respected.

Gallipolis Bulletin
1894
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Jones, James

Died Very Suddenly
     Mr. Albert Shelton of Gallia brought the news to town last Friday of the sudden death the day before of James Jones, 55, a farmer residing about two miles west of Gallia. Mr. Jones was returning to his home from his barn when he was taken suddenly ill and expired before he could reach the house.  He is survived by his wife and seven children, the majority of whom have reached adult years.

Gallipolis Times
Wednesday, May 2, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Jones, James

James Jones, 77 Dies on Mill Creek
     James Jones, aged 77, died Wednesday evening at his home on the Mill Creek road following a long illness. He is survived by his wife Alice Jones and the following children: Mrs. Myrtle Perkins, of Thivener, Mrs. Minnie Biars, of Addison, Mrs. Elma Pierce, of Fostoria, Mrs. Bessie Orians, of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Elsie Hern, of Oceola and Howard Jones of Gallpollis [sic]. He also leaves two step children, Ross Rife, of Columbus, and Mrs. Mary Roush of Cheshire.
     Funeral services will be held at the Bulaville church Saturday at 1 p. m., by Rev. E. C., Venz. Burial in Rife cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 17, 1929
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Jones, James Howard

J. H. Jones, 74, Claimed Here Sunday
     James Howard Jones, 74, of 29 Neil Ave., Gallipolis, died at 5:45 p.m., Sunday in the Medical Center Hospital. A farmer in his early years, Mr. Jones was employed at the Gallipolis State Institute for 22 years before retiring five years ago. He was an attendant.
     He was born in Addison Twp., son of James and Alice Fulton Jones. He married the former Lola Edler in Gallipolis on Jan. 21, 1914. She survives, along with two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Browning, Columbus, and Mrs. Garland (Marie) Saunders, Gallipolis. Two grand and three great-grandchildren survive.
     Two sisters survive, Mrs. Edwin (Bessie) Orin, Upper Sandusky, and Mrs. Elsie Hern, Bucyrus. He was preceded in death by a half-brother and four half-sisters.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God on Garfield Ave., under the direction of L. E. Foudy. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals between 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 10, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Jason

     Jason (Jake) Jones, 18, of Rt. 2, Crown City, died Sunday at Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was a senior at Logan Elm High School in Circleville. He also worked on the family farm.
     Born Nov. 2, 1970 in Gallipolis, he was a son of Thomas E. and Clara Chaney Jones of Crown City, who survive. Also surviving is a grandfather, Raymond Chaney of Albany, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother. Richard, and grandparents. Trimble and Minnie Gatewood Jones and grandmother, Janie Chaney.
     He was active in football, basketball and track at high school. There will be no visitation, and private funeral services and burial will be held at a later time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 3, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Jones, James F.

James F. Jones
     James Ferdie Jones was born March 17, 1946, on Poplar Ridge in Cheshire Township and departed this life at his home near Eno, May 3, 1973, being at the time of her death, 25 years, 1 month and 15 days.
     He was the son of Ferdie and Rosa Eblin Jones who survive along with 3 sisters, Mrs Raymond (Betty) Crouch, Lorain, Ohio; Mrs Jerry (Mary) Newsome, Dayton, Ohio and Miss Sue ones, Gallipolis, Ohio. One brother, Robert Blain, preceded him in death. He attended North Gallia School. At the age of 7 years he was stricken with polio and has been a semi-invalid for the past 17 years. All was done to help him regain his health, but to no avail. Each day he became weaker in both mind and body.

[Buried: Poplar Ridge Cemetery, Cheshire Township]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Jones, Jenkin E.

Death of Jenkin E. Jones

     Jenkin E. Jones, son of Jenkin N. Jones of Patriot, died Saturday morning at his home at Patriot from an attack of pneumonia, from which he suffered only two days.
     He was forty years old and leaves a wife and seven children. He is also survived by his parents and the following sisters and brother; Mrs. A.P. Kerr and Mrs. Margaret Drummond of this city, Miss Frances and Miss Mabel Delle of Patriot, Miss Elizabeth, located in the south and John of Patriot.
     Mr. Jones was mail carrier for a number of years between this city and Patriot and made many friends here.
     The funeral will be held at the Patriot Church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with interment at the Patriot cemetery.

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


Jones, Jenkin Merrill

Jenkin Jones
     Jenkin Merrill Jones, 75, of Gallipolis and Reynoldsburg, died Thursday, April 20, 1995 at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired refrigeration mechanic of Wasserstrom Company in Columbus and a member of the Coachman Club. He was also a World War II veteran. Born July 27, 1919 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Orville and Stella Hawk Jones. He was raised in the home of the late Johnny and Sarah Jones.
     Survivors include his wife, Virginia Baer Jones of Gallipolis and Reynoldsburg; one son, John Jones of Solon; one step-son, Robert Deavers of Columbus; two grandchildren, Amy Jones and Ronald Deavers; one aunt, Mildred Thomas of Gallipolis; and one sister-in-law, YuYen Jones of Las Vegas, Calif.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marcella Jordon; and one brother, Kenneth Jones.
     Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home where the service will be held 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Jack L. berry [sic] officiating.
Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Jones, John

     JONES - Died of lung trouble, October 22, 1889 Bro. John Jones. His age was almost seventy-two years. His life was all spent in this vicinity. He was an industrious and hard working man, and for many years a worker in the church. He died trusting in Jesus. He leaves a wife and eight children; his first wife and three children having preceded him. His death occurred near Lincoln, Gallia Co., O.
     His body was decently laid away in Sandfork Cemetery, in a fine casket, the work of Bro. H. Tucker, of Cadmus, O.

[Note: Has Grave Registration Card but no other information available indicating Civil War service.]

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 6, 1889
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Jones, John Franklin

     John Franklin Roan Jones, was born May 26, 1886, and died at the University hospital in Columbus, April 14, 1930, aged 43 years, 10 months and 18 days. He was born, reared and spent his entire life at Centerpoint with the exception of about six months in the Holzer hospital and the last few months in University hospital. About thirteen years ago he met with the severe accident that caused him years of suffering and brought to an untimely end a bright and promising life.
     Being of a friendly, cheerful disposition, he made many friends, who will long remember his pleasant smile and his sympathy and help in time of trouble. He had a remarkably strong will power, and, altho the last years of his life were years of almost continuous suffering, he never complained, but seemed to endeavor to crowd out thoughts of his own misfortunes by being intensely interested in business and in the welfare of his nieces and nephews left in his care. To those nieces and nephews he has been more than a father and his untiring patience and noble efforts in their behalf make their loss one that cannot be estimated.
     The community has lost a good business man and a helpful citizen, whose kindly traits and noble deeds will live on through the years. He manifested a great interest in the church and always gave cheerful to its support. The power for the present lighting system having been donated by him. His interests even during the last few months of continuous suffering clustered around his home and home community. The visits from his faithful clerk who labored with him through so many trials, were always looked forward to with great interest by him. He never failed to ask about the people back home and often expressed a desire to be back there again.
     He seemed to take great comfort in the fact that his cousin, W. R. Edwards, could be with him during the last weeks of his life and he often expressed his appreciation of his kindly services to former neighbors and friends who visited him. Altho all was done that could be done, his suffering was so intense that his friends could think only of God’s mercy when he said “It is enough, come up higher.”
     He leaves three nieces and five nephews, besides a host of other relatives and friends. His father, mother and two sisters having preceded him to the great beyond.

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


Card of Thanks—We desire to express our thanks to the ministers, the singers, the undertakers, to those who gave flowers and to our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our friend and uncle, J.F.R. Jones. The Family.

Gallia Times
May 8, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Jones, John J.

John J. Jones, 80, Of Cora Assaulted And Badly Injured
     John J. Jones,80, a leading and lifelong citizen of Perry tp., was assaulted and pummeled into insensibility in front of his home at Cora last night. His condition today is said to be quite serious. Early this afternoon Squire George Ehmanrof the same township brought Jack Smith to the county jail and turned him over to the sheriff on a charge of assault and battery.

Recognized Assailant

     Mr. Jones is the father of Raymond Jones, clerk in the post office here, a brother of W. Gomer Jones, and a former magistrate of his township. Hearing what he mistook for an auto collision, Mr. Jones, carrying a flashlight, went into the road and crossed the bridge over Raccoon. Finding nothing amiss, he started to return and was intercepted by a man who was “snooping around.” While trying to explain his mission, he was assaulted, he said. After he was assisted to his home, Dr. Mitchell of Rio Grande was summoned and found him nearly unconscious, with many bruises and discolorations and four gashes in his throat that required nine stitches to close.
     Smith was reported to have surrendered immediately to Ehman. Smith lives with his sister, Mrs. Chapman, on what is known as the Dan Griffith farm, a mile southwest of Cora. He is said to have been hostile to Mr. Jones for months. He is a native of West Virginia, 41 years old, and unmarried.

[Note: Not technically an obituary, but other records indicate that he died later this same day.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 2, 1938
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jones, John R

Death of John R. Jones
     Mr. John R. Jones, formerly of Cora, but of late of Van Wert county, died Tuesday, March 8, 1910. He was 93 years old and had been ailing for sometime. He made his home with his nephew, Mr. Evans. When here he made his home with Benjamin Jones, his brother. He will be buried there. Rees Jones, his nephew, of Cora, and brother-in-law of Mr. Vint Tanner, left Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral services. He was a nice old man and left no wife nor children.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 11, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jones, John Warrick

Died
     Suddenly, at the residence of his father in Gallipolis, March 12, 1863, John Warrick, last child and only son of H. H. and Amelia Jones, in the 22d year of his age.

Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither in the north wind's breath,
And stars to let,
But thou hast for thy season all times, all, O Death!

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Jones, John W.

     At a joint meeting of the two Literary Societies of Gallia Academy, held on Friday evening, the 13th inst., a committee being appointed to give expression to the sense of the meeting in relation to the decease of John W. Jones, late a member of one of the Societies, the following Preamble and resolutions were reported, and unanimously adopted. Charles M. Sturges, Sec'y.
     As we are this day called upon to mourn the death of one who has long been a faithful, active, and highly esteemed member of our Society, and a kind friend of all who meet here this evening, in the person of John W. Jones,
     Resolved, That while we deplore his loss as one that has in all the years of our intercourse, proven himself worthy of our confidence, and our love, we yet see in it the hand of One who "doeth all things well," and though we mourn, we bow in subjection to His will. His will, not ours be done.
     And further Resolved, that as members of these Societies, we would assure those who mourn the loss of one far nearer, and dearer, the parents who have lost their son, of our heartfelt sympathy with them in their great sorrow. But trust that they may be able to seek help from Him who has said, "Come unto me all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Kate E. Shallcross, James H. Nash, Committee

The Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Jones, Jonathan R.

J.R. Jones, 88, Claimed Thursday
     Jonathan R. Jones, 88, died on Thursday at the Riverview Rest Home, Pomeroy. Born Nov. 27, 1859, in Kygerville to Levi and Nancy Rife Jones, the decedent spent the greater part of his life in Gallia County, where he was a farmer.
     In May, 1878, he married Sarah Ann Rothgeb, who died 11 years ago. To this union were born 10 children, three boys of whom died in infancy and Floyd, Elva and Edith (Mrs. John Beck) dying in later years. Surviving sons and daughters are Will, Perry and Charley all of Wyandotte County and Mrs. Jacob Rothgeb, near McArthur. There are 21 living grandchildren and 15 g-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held at Bulaville Christian Church, of which Mr. Jones was a member, at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. C.W. Boyer officiating. Burial will be made by J.L. Coleman and Sons.

[Note: Death certificate: Jonathan Rife Jones died Jan. 8, 1948, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio. He was the son of Levi Campbell Jones. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Guyan Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan 8, 1948
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Jones, Joseph    / Shaw, Bert Eugene   

Men Follow Brothers In Death
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services were held today for two men whose brothers had died within two weeks before them. They were Bert Eugene Shaw, 75, and Joseph Jones, 82.
     Mr. Shaw’s brother, Thomas L. Shaw, 73, died Nov. 30, just 12 days before him. And their brother, John Shaw, had died only eight or 10 weeks ago.  The Shaw brothers were all farmers in the Bladen neighborhood.
     Mr. Jones’ brother, Andrew Jones, 74, died six days before him.  Mr. Shaw’s final rites were at Miller’s Funeral Home. He died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold (Adele) Cremeens of Portsmouth Road.
     His wife, Mrs. Annette Angel Shaw, died four years ago, and they are survived by five daughters, Mrs. Cremeens; Mrs. Lucy Hamilton of Bladen; Mrs. Thelma Cooper of Gallipolis; Mrs. Willa Houck and Miss Frances Shaw of Huntington; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Rev. Earl Cremeens officiated and interment was in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Joseph and Andrew Jones died in the same house, 843 Third Ave., the former, Friday evening. His funeral services were in Paint Creek Baptist Church, the Rev. Preston C. Smith officiating, and burial was in Pine Street Cemetery. Mr. Jones never married.

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


Jones, Joshua M.

     DIED - In Perry Tp., Gallia Co., O., Jan. 23, 1888, Mr. Joshua M. Jones, in his 32d year. He was buried on the 25th at Nebo. Funeral services by D. S. Jones and W. R. Evans.
     He met with a misfortune over two years ago by going in a coal bank. He had been there but a few minutes when a rock fell on him and broke the spinal bone, being disabled ever since. But he bore all the affliction and pain with Christian fortitude, and was very agreeable to those around him. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
     He leaves a kind and bereaved widow, two little children, a mother, five sisters and three brothers to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, February 7, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Judy Keller

Heart Attack Causes Death
     A heart attack caused the death Saturday at 7 p.m. of Mrs. Judy Keller Jones, 77, at her home a mile north of Cadmus. Mrs. Jones, wife of Robert Jones, whom she married in 1911 in Perry Twp., was a daughter of the late Rufus and Rebecca Wickline Keller, and was born near the place where her life ended.
In addition to her husband, she leaves a brother, O. S. (See) Keller of Bowling Green; a sister, Mrs. Ina Alban of Portage; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Sandfork Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Interment will be in Tyn Rhos Cemetery under the direction of O. E. Elliott. Friends may call at the home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 30, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Laura

     Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Mannion left for Gallipolis this noon, having been called there by the death of Mrs. Mannion's sister, Mrs. Laura Jones, wife of the Common Pleas judge of that district.  Mrs. Jones died Saturday night.  Mr. Mannion expects to return to Newark Wednesday, but his wife will remain longer at her former home.

Newark Advocate, Newark, Ohio
July 9, 1900
Contributed by Joyce Robinson 


Jones, Lindy

     Charles Lindbergh "Lindy" Jones, 62, of 1004 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis died at his home on Monday,Jan 22, after an extended illness. Born Nov. 11, 1927, in Mahan, W. Va., he was a son of the late James and Evelyne (Fisher) Jones.
     Surviving are his wife, Natalie (Cantley) Jones; two daughters, Robin Jones of Gallipolis, and Jill Miller of Rio Grande; three brothers, Jack of Selville, Ohio; Terry of Portage, Ind.; and John of Detroit, Mich.; five sisters, Faye Arthur of Orlando, Fla.; Ruth Anderson of Lakewood, Colorado; Sue Adkins of Cary, N.C.; Beth Ronger of Bremen, Ky.; and Lissie Vaughn of Athens, Tenn.; three half-sisters, Mary Snead of Point Pleasant; Louise McBrayer of Chesapeake, W.Va.; and Alma Solters of Ihmann, W. Va.
He was retired after 21 years of service with the U.S. Army and was a former employee of the O. O. McIntyre Park District in Gallipolis.
     Services were conducted Thursday, 10 a.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home. The Pastor Everett Delany officiated. Burial was in Greencastle Cemetery, Greencastle, W. Va., and military graveside rites were held.

[Note: Died Jan 22, 1990]

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Jones, Lola Mae [Edler]

     Lola Mae Jones, 83, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died 7:30 a.m. Monday at HMC. She was the wife of the late James H. Jones, who died June 1969.
     She worked as an attendant and also in the laundry department at the Gallipolis Developmental Center (GSI). She was born July 24, 1896, in Patriot to the late Charles Edler and Ona Houck Edler. She was schooled in the Gallia County schools and married Mr. Jones in 1914. Into that union, two children were born: Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Browning, Columbus, and Mrs. Garland (Marie ) Saunders, Fairfield-Vanco Rd, Gallipolis. A niece raised in the home, Mrs. Dillard (Evelyn) Wallace, Gallipolis. Also surviving is a step-mother, Mrs. Garnet Eskew, Gallipolis. Two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.
     She attended the First Church of God, Gallipolis, and was active in the Ladies Missionary Society. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Phillip Curtis, minister, will officiate; burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday. Pallbearers: Eugene Saunders, Gene Matheny, Ellen Baker, Paul Smeltzer, Tom Kessel, and David Patterson.

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


Jones, Maggie

DIED
     June 25th, at three O'clock and twenty-six minutes, a.m., our darling sister Maggie Jones, aged 23 years, 2 months and 21 days.
     Too lovely a flower for earth, the Father transplanted her to the garden above; too bright and precious a jewel to grace our homely circle, she now sparkles in the diadem of her Savior, in whom she expressed strong confidence and sure trust. All who knew her will deeply regret her loss, but the bereavement and grief of her near relatives can not be expressed.
     Certain it is that has cast a shadow over their enjoyment which will not be wholly obliterated until at the blissful portals we meet her whom we know will be waiting to greet and welcome us.

S.J. C.
Williamstown, West Va.

Meigs County Press
Wednesday, July 17, 1867
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann
                                                                      Top of Page


Jones, Maggie W. [Jones]

Death of Mrs. Maggie W. Jones
     Thursday evening, Aug. 19, at 7:30 o’clock, Mrs. Maggie W. Jones passed peacefully away. Everything was done that skillful and loving hands could do for her, but the time had come when she must bid adieu to all earthly cares. When in her dying agonies she beckoned her dear ones to her bedside and lastly her little daughter, Anna Elizabeth, and kissed them all goodbye.
     Deceased contracted consumption and though everything known to medical skill was done for her it only prolonged her life. She endured her suffering with Christian resignation and yielded to the inevitable with the composure of only those who are prepared for the life beyond. She was born near Nebo, May 6, 1865, and was the daughter of William and Mary Jones. When about twenty-one years of age she went to Columbus, remaining there until the death of her mother in December, 1887. She stayed at home about three years when she returned to Columbus and in 1893 became the wife of T. S. Jones.
     Mr. Jones came to his death accidently May 20, ’96, by falling from a scaffold which was a severe shock to his wife. Two children blessed this union, one of which died in infancy and the younger only 19 months old left to battle the storms of life without father or mother. After the death of her husband Mrs. Jones returned to the home of her brothers and sisters, where she received all possible care and attention.
     When about ten years of age she united with the Congregational Church at Nebo and continued a faithful member until death.
     She leaves besides her little daughter a father, two brothers and two sisters, viz: John, David, Annie and Winnifred Jones, four brothers and three sisters having preceded her.
     “What a meeting there will be, to her and all she loved while here, and the bloom of new from those cheeks shall never flee; there is the health which lasts through all eternity.”
     Funeral obsequies took place Saturday Aug. 21, at 1:30 o’clock, Revs. J. F. Davis and W. O. Jones officiating, assisted by a number of other ministers present. Undertaker Davis had charge of the interment at Nebo cemetery. The floral tributes were profuse, betokening her large circle of friends.

[Note: Married & maiden name both Jones. Tombstone reads Margaret Jones]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, August 31, 1897
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page


Jones, Margaret Walters [Davis]

Death Of Fine Old Lady
     Mrs. Margaret Jones, aged about eighty years, died at her home at Rio Grande at 10 o'clock this morning from complications following pneumonia. She was a fine Christian lady, loved by all who knew her, an aunt of Mrs. Riley Tanner and Henry Davis of this city. Her husband, David Jones, is at the point of death.

[Note: Death Certificate...born March 2, 1887 Wales; died Feb. 26, 1917; 74 years 11 months & 26 days of age Parents: Henry Davis and Ann WiIliams, both born Wales. Buried at Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 26, 1917
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Jones, Mrs. Margaret [Davis]

     Mrs. Margaret Jones, daughter of Henry and Ann Davis, was born in Carmarthenshire, Wales, March 2, 1837, and died Feb. 25, 1917, making the span of her earthly life four days short of 80 years. She was the tenth of 13 children, three of whom are living.
     Mrs. Jones was twice married, first to David Walters on Jan. 15, 1866. They lived happily together for more than 26 years, until his death Mr. 3, 1892.
     The first four years of their married life was in Pomeroy, when they purchased a farm near Cora, this county. Here she resided until almost four years ago when she and Mr. David Jones to whom she was married on Sept. 19, 1894, moved to Rio Grande.
     When young in years Mrs. Jones was converted and united with the Baptist Church in Centreville, Ohio. Later she, with her husband Mr. Walters, united with the Congregational church at Pomeroy. From there they had their membership transferred to the Siloam church, where she retained it until she moved to Rio Grande. Here she intended to unite with the Baptist church but because of inability to adapt her life to strange surroundings due to advanced years she failed to do so. During all her church life she was active, earnest and self-sacrificing.
     There remains to share the pleasant memory of her life one brother, rev. Charles Davis of Washington State, two sisters, Mary Jones of Rio Grande and Mrs. Marie Williams in Indiana, two step sons and two step-daughters, and many other relatives and associates.

[Note: Buried in Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry Township.]

Gallia Times
March 28, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Jones, Margret M. [Davis]

Good Woman Taken
     Mrs. Jones, wife of the late Rev. John M. Jones for forty years pastor of the Welsh Calvanistic church at Centreville, passed away last Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Mills of near this city. Mrs. Jones was in her 79th year and had been ill for some time with cancer.
     Saturday morning short services were held at the Mills home by Revs. J. W. McCormick and Hugh Evans, following which the funeral cortege went to Centreville where the funeral was conducted at the Welsh church.
     Surviving their mother are two sons, Tom M. Jones of Oak Hill, and John Jones of Kingston, and two daughters Mrs. Mary Worman of Kerr and Mrs. Ira Mills.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was the daughter of John S. Davis and Margret Richards. 30 Aug 1839-21 Sep 1916 – born in Wales]

Gallia Times
Circa September 26, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page


Jones, Mary Addie

     The rugged oak with its rough bark may withstand the freezes of the coldest winter. By the aid of the tough fiber and its root being deeply buried in earth, it may withstand the driving tempest and whirlwind, but the beautiful violet with its delicate stem , at the first nipping frost droops its head; its fragrance and loveliness become things of the past and the melancholy of Autumn settles over those who have been suddenly withdrawn from its charming presence. So in human affairs; the most beautiful, the tenderest, that which has won the uppermost seat in the affections by its own grace and brilliancy, in a rash manner, cruel death snatches from the midst of its admirers.
     Mary Addie Jones, of Cora, a most intelligent and graceful little girl of nine years, died of diptheria Nov. 2,1881. Mary Addie was a sprightly little girl, slight of form, of fine feather, with beautiful curly locks that dangled merrily about her shoulders, a keen investigating eye, with a frank appropriate answer to a question. She was celebrated as a disclaimer, and upon many a Sabbath School occasion had the clear ringing tones from this miniature orator caused a broad smile to hover over the audience, admiration to fill their eyes or conviction to rivet upon their hearts.      As a pupil, for diligence in study, obedience to her instructor and respect for all with whom she was associated, she had few equals. In her illness she did not complain but nobly struggled to bear up to the last.
     Her teacher and fellow students regret that one so model-like and good should be taken from their number; her numerous friends and relatives are filled with sorrow; a kind loving father and mother and a dear little brother and sister weep that the center of their attraction, the idol of their heart should have such a transient stay. But their tears are not tears of despair but of well grounded hope. A.E. K.

[Note: Buried in Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry tp. This obituary also in Gallipolis Journal]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 1, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Jones, Mary Grace  

     Lines on the death of little Mary Grace Jones, born September 18th, 1887, died September 12, 1889. Gracie staid with us 2 years lacking six days, when death came as a thief at midnight and took our loved one home.

               Close Gracie's eyes gently,
                 For she is at rest,
               Lying so calmy
                 On her own downy couch,
               That even the angels,
                 While watching above,
               Seem near her to hover
                  With tidings of love.
              
               Close Gracie's eyes gently,
                  For sorrow has come
               Over that household,
                  How dreary and lone.
               In doubt and in anguish
                  We watch and we pray,
               That out of darkness
                  May come the bright day.

               Close Gracie's eyes gently,
                  For an angel has come,
               And Gracie will waken
                  In the angels' bright home.
               How blest are the parents
                  To whom it is given,
               To know that their darling
                  Will waken in heaven.

                                      - One Who Loved Her

[Note- daughter of Isaac and M.E. Jones. Buried in Tyn Rhos Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
December 4, 1889
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Jones, Merlin Wesley

Merlin Jones Dies Thursday In Dayton
     Merlin Wesley Jones, 57, a veteran of World War II and a former Gallia county resident, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Dayton Veterans Hospital. He had been ill for two days.
     He was the son of the late Edward and Eleanor Cochran Jones, and was one of six children. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Owen Jones of Lancaster, Walter Jones of Union City, Ind., Mrs. George (Catherine) Roe of Columbus and Mrs. Roy (Edna) Carson of Westerville A brother died in infancy. His marriage was to Mabel Ludwick of Portland, Ind., on March 31, 1950, and she survives.
     Mr. Jones was employed as a machinist and truck driver, and his last employment was at the Marion Depot. He was a member of the Veterans Of Foreign Wars at Lancaster.
     Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Don Wells of Patriot will officiate and burial will be in Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service. The local VFW will conduct military rites at the graveside service.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 4, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Minnie [Folden] 

Mrs. Elmer Jones Died This Morning
Funeral Is Set For 1 Wednesday At Tyn Rhos
     Mrs. Minnie Folden Jones wife of D. Elmer Jones of Gallipolis R. D. 2 (Perry Twp.) died at 2:15 this morning. She had been ill nine months and was 68 years old last September 5.
     Decedent was born at Dexter, Ohio. She and Mr. Jones were married March 10, 1909. She is survived by her husband, who is a member of the jury commission; one son, John Saxton Jones, who is in the army; a brother, George Folden; two sisters, Mrs. Ira Miller and Mrs. Barbara Gardner, both of Langsville.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday at Tyn Rhos, with Rev. Samuel Whilding of Jackson in charge. Burial there by Davis & Thomas

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 18, 1943
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page

Jones, Minnie [Gatewood]

Crown City Resident Is Dead At 68
     Mrs. A. Trimble (Minnie) Jones, 68, a resident of Crown City died at 1:30 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient there for several weeks. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Jan. 21, 1959. She was the daughter of James M. and Margaret Sheets Gatewood, and was a native of Gallia county.
     Children who survive are James Jones and Mrs. Patricia Knowland, both of Cincinnati, Mrs. Virginia Theil of Birmingham, Ala., Miss Carolyn Jones of Chicago, Ill., and Tom Jones, at home. There are nine grandchildren.
Brothers and sisters who survive are Perry and Melvin Gatewood and Mrs. Emma Leighton, all of Crown City, Mrs. Louise Ghrist of Florida and Mrs. E.R. Housekeeper of Santa Barbara, Calif.
     The body is at the Wetherholt-Elliot-Sanders Funeral Home, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: Middle initial is "G". b. 1893. died Dec. 10, 1962. Buried in Swan Creek Cemetery in Ohio Township]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
December 10, 1962

Jones, Minnie [Gatewood]

Final Rites Set
     Services for Mrs. A. Trimble Jones, 70, a resident of Crown City, who died early Monday in Holzer hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Swan Creed Methodist church. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliot-Sanders Funeral home. The body is at the funeral home.

[Note: Should read Swan CREEK, not Creed. notice two different ages at time of death]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
December 11, 1962
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig                                                                             Top of Page


Jones, Orville

Young Father Taken
Orivlle Jones Died at Home at Cora Friday of Typhoid Pneumonia - Funeral was Sunday
     Orville Jones, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Jones of Cora, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 8, 1922, after a six weeks' illness from typhoid pneumonia. He was taken ill in Columbus where he was assisting his uncle, J. A. Jones, in his feed store, and returend to his home at Cora.
     Mr. Jones leaves his wife, formerly Miss Stella Hawk, and two small children, his parents and many other relatives to mourn his untimely death. He was a fine young man possessed of many sterling qualities.
     The funeral was Sunday morning at Cora M.E. Church, by Rev. L. L. Roush, burial following in Mound Hill cemetery in this city. Mr. Jones was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Patriot.

Gallipolis Times
Sept 14, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Jones, Rachel

IN MEMORY
     Rachel Jones was born near Thurman, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1861 and died in Gallipolis, Ohio, Oct. 13, 1936, aged almost 75. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. D.S. Jones, one of nine children. The Christian influence of D.S. Jones and his family has been felt in Gallia and Jackson Counties for over 100 years.
     Death has visited this family three times this year. Gomer died in March, Will in July and now Rachel in October. Of the nine, only two remain, Mrs. Louise Waddell of this city and Mrs. Emma Jenkins of Oak Hill.
     Miss Jones united with the Baptist Church at Thurman when quite young. She loved to read the Bible, having read it through several times. She was a loyal church worker. At the time of her death she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Rio Grande, a member of the various church organizations and a faithful member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled."

[Note: Rachel 74 years, 11 months, 13 days of age. Buried in Ebenezer Cemetery in Raccoon Township. Gomer Jones was born Sept. 11, 1869; died: March 12, 1936 aged 66 years, 6 months... cause of death:Ulcer of Stomach.]

Scrapbook Collection--Publication unknown
October, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Jones, Rachel E.

Mrs. Jones, 91, Succumbs
     Rachel E. Jones, 91, Thurman, died Monday at the homer of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Jones, Rt. 1, Oak Hill. She suffered a stroke about three weeks ago from which she did not recover.
     Mrs. Jones was born in Jackson County April 5, 1877, and has been a life-long resident of the Thurman community. Her husband, Luther, died in 1942. She is survived by one son, Orville, and one daughter, Mrs. Erwin (Florence) Massie of Dover. Five grandchildren also survive.
     Mrs. Jones was a member of the Thurman Methodist Church where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Ball and the Rev. John D. Davis. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kuhner Funeral Home, Oak Hill, from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 25, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, Rosa S,

Rosa S. Jones
     LORAIN, OHIO - Rosa S. Jones, 76, Lorain, a former resident of Gallia County, died July 31, 1992 at Community Hospital, Lorain. She was born March 21, 1916 in Bladen, a daughter of the late Jesse and Erie Adkins Eblin.
     Survivors include two daughters, Betty Hollingsworth of Lorain and Sue Jones of Gallipolis and one sister, Naomi McGuire of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdie Jones, July 7, 1981; two sons,four brothers and three sisters.
     Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 5-8.

No Paper Name
Aug 2, 1992
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Jones, Sarah Ann [Rothgeb]

Death Claims Elderly Wife of J.R. Jones
Burial To Be At Bulaville Church At 2 [p.m.] Tuesday.
Couple Moved 3 Weeks Ago
     Mrs. Sarah Ann Rothgeb Jones, wife of J.R. Jones, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Charles, at Upper Sandusky. She was 77 years old.
     Mrs. Jones was born and reared in Addison Township and she and Mr. Jones had lived until three weeks ago on their farm near Bulaville. Because of her advancing age and declining health, they disposed of their chattels and went up to Upper Sandusky, where their three sons reside. The sons, besides Charles are William and Perry Jones.
     Funeral services will be held at the Bulaville Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with burial in the Rife Cemetery. The body and funeral cortege will arrive shortly before the hour for services, it is planned.
     Mrs. Jones was a member of the Campaign Church. She is survived by, besides her husband and sons, one daughter and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Brown, Gallipolis and Mrs. Flora L. Rife, widow of Dan Rife, of Bulaville.
     Friends of Mr. Jones, will be glad to know that his health has shown marked improvement since he went to the northern part of the state. This information is obtained from a grandson, who came ahead of the funeral party to complete arrangements for the funeral and internment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Nov. 18, 1935

Jones, Sarah Ann

Mrs. Jonathan R. Jones
Died At Home Of Son In Eden Township, Saturday Afternoon
     Mrs. Jonathan R Jones of near Gallipolis, died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Jones, in Eden Township, Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from paralysis of the throat. She had been ill about 4 years.
     Sarah Ann Rothgeb was born to John and Susan Shaver Rothgeb,in Gallia County, Oct. 15, 1858; being aged 77 years, 1 month and 1 day at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Jonathan R. Jones, who survives, on May 3, 1878. Mr. & Mrs. Jones came to the home of their son about six weeks ago from near Gallipolis.
     Surviving children are William Jones and Perry Jones of Upper Sandusky, Charles Jones at whose home the mother died and Mrs. Ellen Rothgeb of Carey. Six children are deceased. Two sisters, Mrs. Florella Rife and Mrs. James Brown of Gallipolis, also survive. Five brothers and one sister preceded Mrs. Jones in death.
     Mrs. Jones was a member of the Baptist Church in Gallia County.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Charles Jones home, in charge of [not readable]. The body will be taken to Gallipolis early Tuesday and funeral services will be held at the Bulaville Church with burial in the Rife Cemetery near Gallipolis.

The Daily Chief (Upper Sandusky, Ohio)
Nov 18, 1935
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Jones, Sarah L.

OBITUARY
Mrs. Sarah L. Jones
     When the young are taken we think nothing sadder could have befallen, but we need only loose sight of a dear, kind face that has been for many years a daily presence, to listen in vain for the cheery greeting and the helpful word, to long without hope for the old associations in order to realize that the place longest filled and now empty leaves us with the greatest yearning. The sentiment expressed in those words are truly applicable to the subject of this sketch.
     Sarah L. Jones departed this life Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, 1914, aged 88 years, 8 months and 15 days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah [Lewis] Thomas and was born in Cardiganshire, South Wales, Jan. 8, 1826. She had two brothers and three sisters, all of whom have preceded her in death except one sister, Mrs. Sophia Smart, who has been permitted to be her constant companion for months.
     In 1852, at the age of 26 years she came to this country and for several years lived in Cincinnati. Later she was married to Daniel P. Jones, the well known Wagon Maker, of pioneer Furnace days and they lived for a number of years at Cambria and Madison Furnaces and Centerville and perhaps other points. She was the mother of two children, Mrs Carrie Evans of Centerville and Mrs. Margaret Williams, who died in April 1900. After the [missing portion] she lived in Jackson, Oak Hill and Centerville and for the last 12 years in perfect peace and contentment, she has made her home with her niece, Mrs. Gomer L. Jones and family at Centerville.
     Through these many years and at different places of residence, she never failed to identify herself with the Welsh C.M. Church and was always a regular and faithful attendant. She loved the preaching, mid-week class and prayer services of the Church. She loved the word of God. She loved any service in the name of the Master and during the interim from one service to another and down through her declining years, she lived over again and again the fond recollections and holy influences of the House of God and her people.
     Her life was uneventful and without tragedy, yet she filled her place in life as completely and perhaps with as much usefulness to humanity as a crowned hero. Though weighed down with the burden of years and slowly approaching the sunset of a life of long days and many cares, her face beamed with sunshine and good cheer and she was never known to complain or find fault with her surroundings, the world or its people. No raging conflict toward friend or foe ever marred the beauty and tranquility of her happy life The writer of these lines would be remiss to his convictions, if he should fail to have it inscribed of her at this time:

In Life At Peace With The World
In Death At Rest With God.

     Funeral services were held at the C.M. Church, Centerville, Saturday afternoon, with Rev. David Thomas officiating, assisted by Reverands Owen Jones and D.S. Jones and burial in the family lot in High Hill Cemetery [Jackson County].
     The above was prepared and read by her nephew, Attorney Benner Jones at the funeral Saturday.

Scrapbook Collection - Publication unknown
Sept., 1914
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Jones, Susan [Wells]

Mrs. Susan Jones, Aged 75, Passes
Rites 3 Wednesday For Widow Of Hewitt Jones
     Mrs. Susan Wells Jones, one of the city's oldest and best-known colored women, died Saturday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Higginbotham, 730 Fourth Ave. She was the widow of Hewitt Jones, who died June 24, 1941, and was in her 86th year. She had been bedfast all the time for 10 days. For years in the long ago when the popular packets plied the Ohio River, she ran on a half dozen or more of them serving passengers and making a host of friends.
     Susan Wells was born here June 15, 1859 - the forty fourth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. She was the daughter of Moses and Eliza Wells. Their home was on Pine beyond Fourth and so for more than fourscore years she lived, except for the periods when she was on the river, within a stone's throw of where she died. She had been with the Higginbothams the last eight years and for a good while had been nearly helpless.
     Surviving are two other children, Alvin Jones, 740 Fourth Ave., and Mrs. Pearl Williams, Youngstown. Then there are these three grandchildren; Mrs. James Ervin, Detroit; Helen Jones, Gallipolis, and Pvt. Charles Jones, who is in the army and had started home from his camp at Orlando, Fla., before his grandmother died. There are two brothers, Willian and Richard Wells both of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church, of which the decedent was a member, with Rev. Francis M. Story in charge. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 9, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley


Jones, Thomas

Death of Thomas Jones
     Died, January 17, 1892, ---near Rio Grande, Mr. Thomas Jones, in his 88th year. Mr. Jones was born in South Wales, emigrated to America in 1840, and settled on a farm south of Rio Grande, where he lived until his death. He lost his eye-sight about nine years ago, but his mind was good and he had a retentive memory, which enabled him to be good company until the end. He was very patient, agreeable, and kind to all around him. He had a very pleasant home in the evening of life with his son and daughter-in-law, John. Ll. Jones and wife. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Centreville, always willing and ready to do his part, and died in th full assurance of a glorious immortality.
     His remains were taken to Ebenezer graveyard, and laid beside his beloved wife, that crossed the ocean with him, who had preceded him to the spirit world many years. Religious services by Rev. D. S. Jones and Rev. D. J. Lloyd. Undertaker T. E. Jones.

February 20, 1892
Gallipolis Bulletin
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Jones, Thomas H.

Thomas H. Jones, Contractor, Found Dead In His Bed
Funeral Set For 1 P.M. Friday At Patriot Church
     Thomas H. Jones, 78, most of whose life had been spent at Patriot, was found dead in bed Wednesday afternoon in his room at a home in the 900 block of Second Ave. He had not been well and his landlady had given him medicine in the morning. Death resulted from a heart condition, it is said.
     As a contractor, specializing in the moving of houses and other buildings, Tom Jones was well known in every part of the county. His unusual sobriquet, of “Yallercat” probably added to his acquaintanceship. Relatives and best friends used the nickname and it had no derogatory implications. Mr. Jones was a heavy-set, broad-shouldered, powerful and industrious man and was a member of a long prominent Welsh family.
     He was born Feb. 2, 1869, in Perry Twp. And was a son of David N. and Jane Davis Jones. He married Bertha Irion and she died in 1925. Two children also preceded him in death and his only descendant is a grandson, Arnold G. Jones of Columbus. There are two surviving brothers, John E. Jones, Gallipolis, R. 2 (Cora), and Bert Jones, living out on Route 141.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Patriot Methodist Church, with burial following at Mound Hill by O. E. Elliott. The body is at Elliott’s Funeral Home and will remain there till 12:30 Friday and will then be taken to the church to lie in state till the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 1, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Jones, Thomas H.

    Jones, Thomas H., 78, Patriot: contractor: April 30 from a heart condition in Gallipolis: his only descendant is a grandson, Arnold G. Jones of Columbus: there are two surviving brothers, John E. Jones, Gallipolis R. 2 and Bert Jones, Route 141: funeral May 2 at Patriot Methodist Church: burial at Mount [sic] Hill.

Gallia Times
Abt. Wednesday April 30, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Jones, Tom J.

Tom Jones Dies Thursday Morning
Well Known Local Man Had Been Employed At State Reformatory
     Death came to Tom J. Jones early Thursday morning at the Holzer hospital where he was brought Tuesday evening critically ill from Mansfield.  Mr.  Jones who was fifty nine years old, was born in this county and lived here all his life.  He was known throughout the city and county, his genial personality making many friends.  For the past five years he had been employed at the State Reformatory at Mansfield and previous to going there had been variously employed here.  For many years he was on the old street car line, was a city policeman and also an employe of the O.H.E. Mr. Jones had not been well the past year, having suffered two surgical operations, but was able to continue his work until about three weeks ago when he became ill again.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ora Shiers Jones, three sons, Shiers, who attends Washington and Lee University at Lexington, Va., Dean and Wayne, at home and a sister, Mrs. Fred Vollborn this county.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Sagen Friday at 2 p.m. at his late home on 2nd ave., under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of which he was a member.  Burial will be in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 7, 1929
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Jones, William

Aged Janitor Falls to Death at School
     William Jones, 80, colored, for many years janitor of the Lincoln school, died Tuesday morning as a result of a fall down the basement stairs of the school building. Cause of death was said by coroner J. T. Hanson to have been a broken neck. The unconscious form of the janitor was discovered by some school children who arrived at the building early Tuesday morning. It was supposed that he had suffered a spell of dizziness as he was climbing the steps after making the fires in the furnace, and that he fell from near the top of the stairs. The door on the first floor of the building was left open when he went down. As it was unusual for the door to be left open the school children noticed the fact which led to the discovery of the body.
     It was reported that Mr. Jones did not die immediately after the fall. He was taken to his home on Third avenue, next to the school building, and physicians were sent for. Mr. Jones was dead when the medical men arrived.
     Mr. Jones had been the janitor of Lincoln school for many years and was perhaps the oldest employee in the school system. He was a faithful worker and his efficiency as janitor was not impaired, even at his advanced age. Each year he applied to the board to continue him in his job and it appears he had the ambition to keep to his work until he should die in harness. He was highly respected by all who knew him.
     The old man lived in his own house by the school building which saw so many years of his service. Recently he had been sharing his home with Jud Scott, of the Mecca Shine Parlour. Two sons and a daughter live in Gallipolis. He did not live with them, because he preferred to live in the house by the school building he loved so well.
     Mr. Jones’ wife has been dead for several years. He is survived by three sons, Andy Jones and Joe Jones, of this city, and Harry Jones of near Pittsburgh; and three daughters, Mrs. B. V. Pannell, of this city; Mrs. Garnet Jackson, Minersville, W. Va. and Mrs. Julia Shanklin of Chicago, Ill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 6, 1927
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Jones, William A.

     William A. Jones, 80, a former Gallia County resident, died Wednesday in San Diego, California. Born May 23, 1902 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, he was a World War II Veteran and spent the remainder of his life in Phoenix, AZ and San Diego.
     Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Topping of Gallipolis and Mrs. Jessie Lemely of Palmetto, FL and a brother, Clinton of Cheshire.
     Burial with military honors will be held in San Diego.

The Sunday Time-Sentinel
May 22, 1983
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Jones, William Henry

     Died, on Monday evening, the 23d inst., at the residence of his father, William Henry, son of H. W. & Amelia Jones, in the eighteenth year of his age.

[Note: Father is listed as H.H. Jones on William's tombstone.]

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


Jones, William O.

     JONES - Rev. William O. Jones, in charge of an M. E. Church at Pittsburgh, and suffering with typhoid fever, died on last Saturday morning, May 6, 1899, at 8 o’clock. The deceased was born at Nebo, this county, about 39 years ago. The remains were brought to this city via O. R. R’y Monday noon, accompanied by Rev. William Surdival, Mr. Henry J. Lloyd, Mrs. John Morgan, Miss Mary O. Jones and Mr. David O. Jones. They were met here by Undertaker Davis, of Centreville, who conveyed the body to the residence of Mr. D. O. Jones, at Nebo, where the funeral services were conducted on Tuesday morning, at 10 o’clock, the burial following at ‘Tyn Rhos cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, May 13, 1899
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Jones, William Robert

W. R. Jones Called by Death
     W. R. (Robert) Jones, 82, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Athens. He was a carpenter by trade, but the last several years of his life, he had retired from carpentry and did some farming. In 1911 he was married to Judy Keller, who died in April of 1951. They had no children. Their married life was spent on a farm near Cadmus. Mr. Jones was born August 26, 1870, on Raccoon Creek, the son of the late Thomas I. and Eleanor Davies Jones.
     Decedent was one of a family of 10 children -- seven boys and three girls. Four brothers preceded him in death. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Elizabeth Boite and Mrs. Lenora Davis, Columbus, and Mrs. Lena Jones, Cincinnati. Brothers who survive Mr. Jones are Dan E., Northup, and Edward D., Mercerville.
     Services for Mr. Jones will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Tyn Rhos Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Billy Graybeel will officiate at the service and burial will be by Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pall bearers will be Billy Wood, Finley Davis, Edwin Gates, Emmett Slagle, Willard Slagle and Holland Prose.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 20, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jones, William Spurgeon

     William Spurgeon Jones, aged 72 years, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, April 15, 1864, the son of Daniel S. Jones and Zillah Jones, was one of seven children, died at his residence, 35 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, July 11, 1936.
     Those who survive him are Sarah Ann, his widow, who is the oldest daughter of Dennis and Mary Jones, both deceased, three children, Guy Jones of Columbus; Harold Jones of St. Petersburg, FL and Gladys Entwistle of Columbus; three sisters, Louse Waddell and Rachael Jones of Gallipolis and Emma Jenkins of Oak Hill; three grandchildren, Elnore V. Jones, Charles G. Jones and Richard C. Jones, sons of Guy and Victoria Jones of Columbus, Ohio.
     The son of a Baptist Preacher and a devout Mother, he was during all the days of his life a standing testimonial to the home in which he was reared and the training he received therein. A carpenter by trade, he with his wife moved to Columbus, about 47 years ago and lived there until his death.
     It has been said of him that he never acquired a bad habit in his life, that he spoke ill of no one, that he minded his own business and let that of others alone. A man of few words, ever cheerful and calm, he was a good citizen, a find husband and a model father.
     In as much as this world is better by his having lived in it, we are sure that in going to his well earned reward in the life to come, the loss of his presence here is largely offset by the memory he leaves of a man who was just, gentle, free from guile, a Christian gentleman and that is the most enduring monument one can leave.

[Note: Death Certificate..born May 9, 1864; died July 11, 1936. Burial: Memorial Burial Park. Cause of Death: Toxic Infection.]

Scrapbook Collection--publication unknown
July, 1936
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Jones, Zillah [Lewis]

In Memory of Mrs. D.S. Jones
      Zillah Lewis, wife of the late Rev. Daniel S. Jones and daughter of John R. and Ann (Davis) Lewis, was born in North Wales, June 3, 1826 and passed away Nov. 25, 1916, having reached the advanced age of 90 years, 5 months and 22 days.
      When but three years of age, she with her parents, emigrated to this country, settling first at Pittsburgh, PA, where her mother died some few years later. Her father then removed to a farm just north of Centreville,Ohio, where she grew to womanhood.
      On Nov. 26, 1852, she was happily joined in marriage to Daniel S. Jones and for upwards of sixty-three years they walked life's pathway together enjoying each other's companionship until Feb, 25, last, when the husband and father was called to his reward. The separation was short however, nine months to the day and almost to the very hour the messenger came and she, likewise was called to lay down the burden and receive the reward.
     To this union were nine children, seven of whom survive, two little boys having died in childhood.
The remaining children are Mrs. George E. James of Shields, Kansas; William S. of Columbus, Mrs. H.S. Rosser of Gallipolis, Mrs. D.S. Jenkins of Oak Hill; Mrs. J.M. Waddell, Gomer J. and Miss Rachel.
     Very early in life she obeyed the precept, "Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth," uniting with the Baptist church in Pittsburgh, later her membership was at the Ebenezer and for almost a half century at the Baptist Church of Centreville and during all these years she remained, steadfast, unmovable always abounding in the word of the Lord. The church had a large place in her heart and life, in truth it was part of her life. When health permitted no day was too stormy or duty too pressing to keep her away from her accustomed place amongst the people of God, where undoubtedly, she received that help and strength that carried her so successfully over life's long pilgrimage.
     The one word that best describes her character is faithfulness. She was faithful in every relation of life, faithful to her God and to her Church, a faithful wife and mother, a faithful friend, faithful to her home and family and faithful to her work. She had a passion for work. Idleness was foreign to her nature. She left no task unfinished, no duty unperformed, with tireless energy that would not be repressed she labored on and on to the very last. Like her Master she was here not to be ministered unto but to minister. She possessed a social disposition and was fond of company and of reading. Her Bible was to her an unfailing treasure. The Church paper, Sunday School quarterly and the current newspapers found in her an intelligent and appreciative reader. Her mind remained remarkably clear and bright,her memory likewise was good and it was a pleasure to hear her talk of people and events of the long ago.
     Her last sickness covered a period of five weeks and was born patiently. Not a murmur or a word of complaint escaped her lips. All that loving hands could do was done to smooth her pathway down the dark valley. She realized that the end was near but felt no fear for the monster had been robbed of his sting. After admonishing her loved ones to meet her over "yonder" she peacefully fell asleep.

Asleep in Jesus, Blessed sleep
From which none ere wake to weep.

     Funeral services were at the Centerville Baptist Church by her pastor, Rev. R.R. Denney, assisted by Rev. G. James Jones of Oak Hill. Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery by undertakers, Davis and Thomas.

Jackson Standard Journal
Wed. Dec. 13, 1916

OBIT
      Zillah, widow of Rev. D.S. Jones, well-known and highly esteemed in Eastern Ohio, died at Thurston, Nov. 26, 1916 at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 22 days.
      She was a native of Wales; came to this country with her parents in early life and united, first with a Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, PA, subsequently with the Ebenezer and the Centreville Churches in Ohio, in the latter of which she held membership for fifty years. For sixty-three years she was a the faithful wife of a faithful minister from whom she was separated for but a brief time. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R.R. Denney, assisted by Rev. G.J. Jones, Pastor of the Congregational Church.

Scrapbook Collection --Publication unknown
Dec. 1916
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Jones, [Baby]

     Mr. Eli Jones, formerly station agent at Addison, lost a child Sunday morning a few months old.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Personal Notes
Monday, March 17, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jordan, [Infant Son]

Babe Lives But 2 Hours
    
A baby son born December 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Jordan of Kanauga only lived two hours. Burial will be made following funeral services at the home at two o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 23, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jordan, Bonnie Lee

Infant Jordan Dies
     Bonnie Lee, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jordan, (Florence Vance) of Kanauga, died Thursday at the home of the parents after only one day of life. Funeral services Saturday 2 p.m. at the home and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of Fred Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 4, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jordan, Carrie [Plants]

Mrs. Earl Jordan Died Last Night
Rites 2 Wednesday At First Baptist Church Here
     Death came to Mrs. Earl Jordan Sunday night at ll:30 at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. W. Lanier, Edgemont Road, thus ending a long and distressing illness which she had patiently borne. She was 43 years old last Jan. 4.
     Mrs. Jordan had left her own home on Vinton Avenue following the death of her husband Jan. 5 to be in the home of her sister, where she had lovingly and tenderly been cared for. Her illness dated back four years and much of that time was spent in bed. Her husband's sickness and death was a terrible blow to her but she was brave and strong through it all and thoughtful and considerate of her loved ones. She had never entirely recovered from the shock of the death of her niece Carrie Louise Plantz [sic], who had spent much of her young life in the Jordan home, and was struck by a car and killed.
     As Miss Carrie Plants, the decedent was married March 19, 1927 to Earl F. Jordan. They were mutually devoted and while both were so seriously ill at the same time they were deeply solicitous of each other. She is survived, in addition to the devoted sister, by her aged mother, Mrs. Sallie Plants, who also makes her home with the Laniers, and two brothers, Ott Plants of Henderson and Chris Plants of Medina. She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander Plants, three brothers and three sisters.
     Mrs. Jordan was a member of the First Baptist Church, of the Social Stitchers of that church and of the American Legion Auxiliary.
     The body will be at the Lanier home after seven o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. Edward Hakes, officiating. Burial will be at Concord, W. Va. by the side of her husband and niece under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth January 4, 1903; date of death March 10, 1946;
mother Sarah Crump; burial at Concord CE in Henderson, WV.]

Newspaper unknown
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Jordan, Charles W.

     Charles W. Jordan, 76, died Friday, Jan. 4, 1935, at his home near Eno after a brief illness. A native West Virginian, he had for many years operated a general store. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Stephenson at Eno church Sunday, burial following in West Virginia. His wife, Mrs. Elvira Buckle Jordan, survives, as do several sons and a daughter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 10, 1935
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Jordan, Earl

Earl Jordan Dies Saturday
     GALLIPOLIS - Earl F. Jordan, 50, died Saturday evening at the Holzer Hospital after a long illness. He had been the County Highway Superintendent here for a long period before ill-health forced him to retire last summer.
     Mr. Jordan was born in Mason County, W. Va.; was a veteran of World War I and member of Lafayette Post American Legion. He is survived by his wife, who has been an invalid for sometime, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Bell, Wheeling, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Edward Hakes, at the home at 16 Vinton Ave., Gallipolis, at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

Athens Messenger
Monday, January 7, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Jordan, Flora [Goddard]

Mrs. Jordan, 79, Dies Saturday
     Mrs. Flora Jordan, 79, died in Holzer hospital at 1 a. m. Saturday. She had been a patient at the hospital for six days. Her home was at 705 First Ave. Mrs. Jordan was a native of Bellaire, where she was born on Oct. 2, 1874, the daughter of Reese and Susan Hoskins Goddard.
     Mrs. Jordan was married to Hugh Jordan here in Gallipolis and her late husband, who died in 1926, was a native of West Virginia. They were the parents of two children, the late Bonnie Feustel who died in 1927 and Hugh (Dewey) Jordan who died three years ago.
     Two grandchildren, Howard and Willard Feustel, were reared in the home of the deceased after the death of their mother. Mrs. Jordan had spent most of life at the First Ave. address.
Others who survive are 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service for Mrs. Jordan will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. James Erwin, pastor of Condee Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1954
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Jordan, Hugh

Died After Short Illness
     Mr. Hugh Jordan died at his home on First Avenue Friday night, April 10th, after a few days’ illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. Peirce [sic] of the Baptist church, interment taking place in Pine Street cemetery.
     Mr. Jordan, who had long been a faithful employe[e] of the Gallipolis furniture factory, leaves his wife, a son, Dewey, and a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Bonecutter.

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 16, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Jordan, Hugh Franklin (Dewey)

Death Claims Dewey Jordan
Services Wednesday For World War I Vet
     Hugh Franklin (Dewey) Jordan a native of Gallipolis and a familiar figure here and in Kanauga most of his years, died at 3 p. m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard (Eleanor) Logan Pomeroy. He was a veteran of World War I, a private in a detachment of the quartermaster corps from September, 1918, till April 1919.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals, under the auspice of Lafayette Post, American Legion. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery.
     “Dewey,” a son of Hugh Franklin Jordan and Flora Goddard Jordan was born May 6, 1897. He married Florence Vance April 13, 1923, and to them 10 children were born. Two of them died in infancy and there are seven survivors besides the daughter already mentioned: Betty Jordan of Dayton, Robert of Columbus, Patricia Ann and June Jordan of Pomeroy, Nancy Carol Thomas and John of Gallipolis. There are three grandchildren. Mrs. Jordan died two years ago this month.
     Decedent’s last home here was at 705 First Ave., where his mother lives. He was last employed by Clark’s Cleaners. Years ago he had worked at the Treasure Stove Works and the Thompson and Francis stove foundry. He was also a paper hanger and painter.
     In his youth he became a member of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
     He was of frail physique but industrious nevertheless and a genial man.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 1950 (Date of Death 1 July)
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Jordan, Hugh M.

Hugh Jordan Dead
     Hugh M. Jordan, of Fay, W. Va., well known here, died Thursday of heart trouble and other complications, aged 71. His funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 at Mt. Zion church by Rev. R. R. Denney, and burial was at the same place by Hayward.

Gallipolis Journal
October 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                   


Jordan, Mary

Death of Miss Jordan
     Miss Mary Jordan, a most estimable lady, daughter of A. C. and Luella Jordan, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23, 1905, at the residence of her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark on First avenue. Her funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church in this city by Rev. Hass of Columbus, at 2:30 p.m., Friday, the interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.
     Miss Jordan’s home for sometime had been in Columbus, but realizing that she could not live, she was brought here. She was aged 22 years, 3 months and 13 days, and had been ill since last month with consumption. She had long been a devoted member of the Baptist Church and was well liked by everyone.
     Besides her parents, she is survived, it is supposed, by her brother Frank, but his exact whereabouts is not known. She was born in Cabel County but had many friends here who will deeply regret that she should be taken at such an early age. Her parents will have the kindest sympathy of every one in their trouble.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 24, 1905

Jordan, Mary

Death of Mary Jordan
     Miss Mary Jordan died at the residence of her uncle, Mr. Chas. Clark, Wednesday afternoon of lung trouble. She was 22 years of age and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ham Jordan, who moved from this city to Columbus about two years ago.
     She was a member of the Baptist Church, a consistent Christian lady, beautiful in person and of a sunny disposition and was popular with all who knew her.
     She had been ill for several weeks in Columbus and expressed a desire to come to the old home to die and was brought here about three weeks ago, where she received every attention.
     The funeral services will be held this afternoon under the auspices of the Daughters of America, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Every one will sympathise with the parents in the untimely death of their beloved daughter.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives birth date as 4/11/1833, but since she was only 22 years old that has to be wrong. Probably was meant to be 1883.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 25, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Judd, Rinda [Hulbert]

Mrs. Rinda Judd Dead
     Mrs. Rinda Judd, 79, whose maiden name was Feronia Marinda Hulbert, died at her home in this city Thursday, April, 26, 1928. In 1879 she married Merritt E. Judd and they lived in Lawrence county until 16 years ago when she removed to Gallipolis. A sister, Mrs. Nora Neal of Columbus, survives her. The funeral was Saturday by Rev. Beardsley in Grace M. E. church, burial in the Hulbert cemetery.

Gallia Times
May 3, 1928
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Justus, Carrie C. [Cline]

Carrie Cline Justus, 93, Rt. 1, Vinton, died at her residence Tuesday morning.

     Born Dec. 25, 1898 in Wyoming, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jefferson and Viola Cline. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in Virginia. She was preceding [sic] in death by her husband, Melvin Justus on Feb. 7, 1964, whom she married Nov. 30, 1917.
     She is survived by one daugter, Reuby June Stewart of Vinton, and four sons, Rush Cook of Cyclone, W.Va., U.N. Justus, Hassel Justus and Jay C. Justus, all of Vinton. Also preceding her in death were three daughters, Tressie Lund, Lessell Horton, and Bessie Mullins; three infant daughters; one infant son; one sister; and four brothers.

[Note: She is buried in Vinton Memorial Cemetery in Huntington Township. There is no death date on her stone. Listed as Carrie E. but that could have been a middle initial. Carrie Justus, b. 1895, d. Apr. 11, 1989. w/o Melvin Vinton Memorial HU]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 12, 1989
Transcribed by Henny Evans