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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


Lackey, Ada Clark

     The following account of the death of a well-known Gallia County girl is taken from the Xenia Daily Republican of Friday, March 27, 1914:
     A beautiful life, full of love and tender devotion to her home and little children, came to a close today in the death of Mrs. Ada Clark Lackey, wife of Dr. Bert L. Lackey, well known dentist, who passed away at her home 20 Home Avenue, twenty minutes after ten, Friday morning. Mrs. Lackey had lain in an unconscious condition for hours preceding the end and death came peacefully and quietly. Cancer, which became apparent November 7 a year ago, was the immediate cause of death and during the weary months when she was confined to her home, Mrs. Lackey displayed a beautiful Christian fortitude bearing her sufferings without a murmur, except for her little ones, from whom death would separate her. Her husband and children have the sympathy of her scores of friends in their great bereavement.
     Ada Clark Lackey was born November 7, 1871, at Raccoon Island, Gallia county, and was a daughter of Hon. Amos Clark, at one time a member of the State Board of Equalization, and a prominent retired farmer, broker and merchant of that place. Mr. Clark died at the Lackey home in this city, June 3, 1912. Her mother passed away when Mrs. Lackey was but three years of age, but a step-mother gave her and her brother and sister all the tender care of a mother. She survives and lives in Gallipolis, Ohio.
     Mrs. Lackey finished her education at Lebanon National Normal institute and at Ohio Wesleyan university at Delaware, where she took a special art course. For a time she taught penmanship in the public schools at Manchester and in 1891 came to Xenia where she was appointed instructor in penmanship and bookkeeping at the O. S. & S. O. Home, which position she held for nine years. It was here that she met Dr. L. B. Lackey, and their marriage was solemnized September 10, 1902. They went to housekeeping within a short time in a newly built home on Home avenue, where they had lived ever since. Mrs. Lackey leaves her husband and three little children, Clark, Dorothy, and Helen, the youngest of whom is only three years of age.
     Mrs. Lackey united with the Clay Chapel Methodist church at Raccoon Island when but 11 years of age, and retained her membership there until she came to Xenia when she joined the First Methodist church. She was a true Christian mother, and the interests of her little family were always first in her mind. She was greatly beloved and admired in her circle of friends.
     Mrs. Lackey's sister, Mrs. J. B. Ewing, had been with her several weeks preceding her death, and with her brother, J. S. Clark who had frequently visited her during her illness was at her bedside when death came. They are the only surviving members of her immediate family.
     Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and will be in charge of the Rev. Charles W. Sullivan, of the First Methodist church. Burial will be made a Woodland Cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
March 27, 1914
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Lackey, James

     Died, in Bloomfield township (Jackson County) on the 8th of Dec., James Lackey, in the 84th year of his age. The subject of the above notice was born in Patrick county, Va., in 1770, and in an early day, moved to the State of Ohio---was one of the first settlers of the French Grant; soon after moved to the Ridgway settlement, in Gallia county, thence to, or near, Centreville, and from thence to Bloomfield, Jackson county, where he resided until his death. He was long and favorably known by the citizens of this county, and well respected by all his neighbors. Several years before his death, he became a member of the Presbyterian church, and lived and died in that faith. Peace to his ashes. Jackson Standard.

The Gallipolis Journal 
January 5, 1854
Transcribed by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page


Laiblin, Catherine

     Mrs. Catherine Laiblin, of Green Township, ill with obstruction of the bowels, died on Wednesday evening of last week, February 22, 1899, at 6:00 o’clock. The funeral and burial took place at Mina Chapel on Friday afternoon. Rev. Brady, assisted by Rev. Carey, conducted the funeral exercises, and Hayward & Son, the burial.
     She was 68 years of age, and was the wife of Mr. Charles Laiblin, to whom she was married about 47 years ago. Besides her husband she leaves seven children, viz: William and Jacob, of South Dakota; Charles and Christian of Fresno, Cal.; Mrs. Abram Hutsinpiller of this city, and Misses Paulina and Mary at home. She was a sister of Mrs. Capt. Richard Blazer, of this city and the late John Fultz. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for a number of years, and was a woman held in the highest esteem by all of her acquaintances.

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


Laiblin, Charles W.

Death of C. W, Laiblin

     Charles W. Laiblin of Green Township died Thursday evening, March 21, aged 82 years. The funeral was conducted Monday by Rev. G. W Brown of the Rodney Circuit at Mina Chapel. Interment in the Chapel Cemetery by Hayward & Son. The following were the pallbearers: Jonas Sibley, John White, George Brolles, J. I. Odell, A. C. Safford and Austin Brothers. Mr. Laiblin was born in Wurtemburg, Germany and came here in 2848. He was a candy manufacturer for many years, finally selling out the business and moving to the country. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city. He is survived by the following children: William G. Laiblin, at home, Mrs. Abe Hutsinpiller of Green Township, Jacob F. Laiblin of Mont Rose, Colorado, Miss Pauline Laiblin of Huron, South Dakota, Charles J. Laiblin of Jamison, Oregon , and Mrs. Edvanson at home.

Gallipoilis Bulletin
March 28, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page     


Laiblin, William G.

W. G. Laiblin, Aged 85, Dies in Tampa, Fla
Miss Edith Hutsinpiller is Going There To Bring The Remains Back
     William G. Laiblin, a native Gallia countian, died yesterday at Tampa, Fla., and his niece, Miss Edith Hutsinpiller left here today for the south to return his body back here for interment. Mr. Laiblin, who was 85 years of age, was retired and for the past several years had spent his winters in the south and the summers in the Middle West where he lived for many years after leaving here. His last visit here was in the fall of 1936 when he was on his way to Florida.
     Mr. Laiblin was the brother of Mrs. Katherine Hutsinpiller of this city and of Charles and Chris Laiblin of California and Mrs. Mary Edmundson of Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He never married. Miss Hutsinpiller will take an airplane to Louisville, Ky. at 6 o'clock this evening for Tampa and will start the return trip as soon as arrangements can be completed. 
     Burial will be at Mina Chapel but the particulars of the funeral will not be made until the time of Miss Hutsinpiller's arrival, with the remains, is known. It was in the Mina Chapel neighborhood in which Mr. Laiblin lived when here.

.....In a 2nd clipping

Laiblin Funeral To Be At 2 Tuesday, Hutsinpiller Home
     The body of William G. Laiblin, who died in Tampa, Florida, last Wednesday, is expected to arrive here tonight, accompanied by his niece, Miss Edith Hutsinpiller, who left here soon after receipt of death message.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. Scott Westerman at the Hutsinpiller home at 2 Tuesday. Burial will be at Mina Chapel by Hayward. For pall bearers were selected Turley Gills, Wilson Blazer, A. C. Safford, Ross Wallace, John Lang and A. J. Stormont.
     The body was due in Cincinnati this morning and from there was to be shipped to Columbus and transferred to the New York Central train due at Kanauga at 8:15 tonight, Mr. Hayward said.

[Note: From gravemarker date of birth May 18, 1853; date of death March 2, 1938.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1938, Gallipolis) clippings from the Simmerman files, Hutsinpiller-Winsor-Gibbons file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Lakin, Charles

Charles Lakin Suffers Heart Attack, Dies
     Charles Lakin , 39, who was reared in the Fairfield community, and was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School, died Friday morning following a heart attack in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. He was an employee of the Delta Steamship Line of New Orleans, La.
     Mr. Lakin was born in Huntington, Oct. 9, 1926, son of the late C. Y. Lakin, and his mother Laura McDaniel Lakin, survives and lives at Fairfield. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister, Richard Lakin of Fairfield, James Mack Lakin of Tempe, Ariz. and Mrs. John H. (Molly) Amstutz of Bellevue, Neb. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Wetherholt - Elliott Funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1965
Transcribed by J. Farley

Lakin, Charles

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Elsie Lora McDaniel Lakin, Gallipolis, has received word of the death of son, Charles Lakin, 39, who died aboard a ship in Brazil of a heart attack sometime Friday. He was employed by the Delta Steamship Lines of New Orleans. His father, Charles Lakin, preceded him in death.
     Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, James of Tempe, Ariz. and Richard of Fairfield; a sister, Mrs. John H. (Molly) Amstute, Belleville, Neb.
     The Wetherholt and Elliott funeral home will announce funeral arrangements.

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 7, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lakin, Edgar E.

     GALLIPOLIS - Edgar E. Lakin, 84, Patrick [Patriot] Star Route, died 7:14 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center.  He had been in failing health for several years. He was born in Wayne County, W. Va., son of the late Alcanous and Mattie Bellomy Lakin. He spent 30 years in Gallia County and was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and Patriot Grange. He was a retired farmer.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fern Robinson of Chesapeake and Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Davis of Sarasota, Fla.; one son, Billy Lakin of Patriot Star Route; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Larma Billups of Huntington, W. Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lutie Perdue Lakin, in 1967; one daughter and one sister.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday, 1 p.m. in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Burwell. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday. Military graveside rites will be by VFW Post 4464.

[Note: Patrick was used instead of Patriot in this obit.]

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 29, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lakin, Lutie [Perdue]

Mrs. Lakin Is Claimed At 76 Years Wednesday
     Mrs. Lutie Lakin, 76, wife of Edgar Lakin, Patriot Star Route, died at her home around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. She had been in failing health several years, and her condition had been serious the past two weeks. She was born on Sept. 22, 1890 in Wayne County, W. Va., daughter of the late Thomas and Cynthia Booth Perdue.
     Surviving besides her husband, whom she married on Sept. 3, 1919, in Catlettsburg, Ky., are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Fern) Robinson, Chesapeake and Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Davis, Sarasota, Fla., and one son, Billy Lakin, Patriot Star Route. One daughter preceded her in death. Twelve grandchildren survive.
Brothers and sisters surviving are Henry Perdue, Huntington; Mrs. Charles (Nettie) Prince, East Liverpool; Mrs. Covy (Amy) Smith, Huntington; Mrs. Dwight (Laura) Hatten, Prichard, W. Va.; Mrs. Jennings (Thelma) Haney, of Buffalo, W. Va. Four brothers and eight sisters preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Lakin had resided in Gallia County with her family for 20 years. Prior to coming to Gallia, they resided in Wayne County, W. Va. She was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ralph Burwell at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 13, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page                                                                 


Lakin, Mary Rose

     Mary Rose Lakin, 71, of Gallipolis, widow of Richard A. Lakin, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Becky Elliot of Gallipolis; and one sister, Virginia Bradbury of Urbana. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home; burial in Centenary Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 5, 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lambert, Christinia [Stowers]

Died Thursday In 80 th Year
Married over 60 Years and Leaves Husband, 6 Children, 33 Grandchildren and 39 Great-Grandchildren
     Mrs. Christinia Lambert of White Oak, Morgan township, died last Thursday aged 79 years, 1 month and 13 days.  She was the daughter of Mordicai and Mary Stowers and was united in marriage with Hiram D. Lambert July 19th, 1852 and last July their 60th wedding anniversary was celebrated by relatives and friends.
     She is survived by her husband and six children as follows: John E. of W. Va., Mrs. Elizabeth E. Rife of White Oak, and Isaac R., Millard C. and Mrs. Margaret C. Rife of Middleport and Mrs. Harriet M. Boatman of Harpster, O.  Also by thirty-three grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.  All together, Mrs. Lambert is survived by 78 direct de[s]cendants and this is somewhat out of the usual, as well as the long years of the married life of herself and husband.
     She was born in Virginia Nov. 7, 1833 and came to this county in 1864.  In early life she united with the M. E. church and in 1868 transferred her membership to the Second Kyger Baptist Church and was a consistent Christian and kind woman.
     The funeral services were held at the Second Kyger Free Baptist church last Sunday and were conducted by Revs. Moore, Wynn and Peck. Burial at the cemetery by Glassburn of Bidwell.

[Note: Name is Christener Lambert on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, December 25, 1912
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lambert, Edwin

Edwin Lambert, 67, Dies In Ewington
     Edwin Lambert, 67, died at his home in Ewington at 7 o’clock this morning. He was a son of David and Eliza Poindexter Lambert. In 1902 he married Ada Tinker, who survives him.
     There are also two surviving sisters, Mrs. Amanda Jones of Union City, Pa., and Mrs. Eliza Long of Logan.
     Funeral will be held at Fairview Church at 10:30 Monday, with Rev. Wilbur Kriebel in charge. Burial in Franklin Cemetery by Butler-McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sat., January 9, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lambert, Ernest Newton 

Ernest M. Lambert
     --Eighty-four years old, of Crown City, O., RT. 2, who was killed in a two-car collision Sunday on the Hannan Trace Road in Gallia County, will be buried in the cemetery at the Big Four Church on Crown City Route 2 following services tomorrow at 2 p.m. (EST) at the church with the Rev. Melvin Holley officiating. Born February 2 1880, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, he was a son of the late Stephen and Lucinda Foster Lambert. 
     He was married in 1909 to Clara Chandler, who was critically injured in the wreck with her husband and remained in grave condition in Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis. Additional survivors included three daughters, Mrs. Viola Blake of Hillsboro, O.: Mrs. Patty Montgomery of Scottown, O., Route1 and Mrs. Mary Belle Shropshire of Crown City Route 2; 14 grand-children and three great-grand-children, and a brother, Edward Lambert of Springfield, O. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis today after 4 p.m. (EST)

[Note: Died August 23, 1964; buried Big Four Cemetery; middle initial was incorrect in the headline]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 24, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Lambert, Evelyn [Wallace]

Evelyn Lambert
     Evelyn Lambert, 74, Vinton Route 2, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 11, 1902 in Majestic, Ky., to the late Isaac and Matilda Mounts Wallace, she married Thomas T. (Doc) Lambert June 2, 1922, who survives along with nine children, Mrs. Margaret Vickers, Danville, W. Va.; Mrs. Bertha Ceisla, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Matilda Biliter, Majestic, Ky.; Mrs. Winnie Guthrie, and Mrs. Mary Guthrie, both of Vinton; Mrs. Alva Pennington, Newark; Thomas T. Lambert, Jr., Hillards; Tracy P. Lambert, Gainesville, Fla.; Rev. Dan L. Lambert, Obetz; 31 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
     Other survivors include four sisters and three brothers, Elsie Wallace, Stella Wallace, Rebecca Wallace and Junaita Wallace, all of Cincinnati; Jack Wallace, Cunningham, Tenn.; John Wallace, Dorton, Ky. and Gene Wallace, Detroit, Mich.
     She was a member of the Vinton Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday wt the Vinton Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Neal officiating.  Burial will be in Ebenezer Carmel cemetery.  Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

[Note: Died February 16, 1977]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb  1977
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lambert, Frank

Native Of Gallia Co., Dies In Wellston
     Frank Lambert, who was born and raised near Gallia, is dead at his home in Wellston, where he had lived for the last twenty years. He is survived by his wife, six daughters and four sons. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the U. B. Church at Wellston and burial in the cemetery there. Mrs. Ida B. Wood, of Gallia and daughter, Mrs. Clifford Karns, of this city, attended the funeral.

[Note: per death certificate Born Dec 22, 1862 and Died Oct 23, 1929. Buried Ridgewood Cem]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct 26, 1929
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Lambert, George N.

George N. Lambert Dies at Bladen
Funeral Set For 2 P.M. Sunday At Bethel Church
     George Newton Lambert died at 5:30 a.m. today at his home in Bladen after an extended illness. He was 76 years old and his parents were the late Phillip and Barbara Galloway Lambert. He is survived by his wife, Neomie Layne Lambert and these children: Perry of Crown City; Clotus and Mrs. Eugene Elliott of Bladen; Mrs. Homer Johnson of Huntington. A daughter Wreatha died in infancy. He also leaves five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call at his late home where the body will be until the hour for the funeral. It is set at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Methodist Church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in King Chapel Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

IN MEMORY
     George Newton Lambert, son of the late Phillip and Barbara (Galloway) Lambert was born near Oak Hill, Ohio, Jan 22, 1870. Surrounded by his family he closed a long and well spent life at his home near Bladen, Ohio, April 25, 1946. Having lived beyond the allotted time of three score years and ten he obtained the advanced age of 76 years, 3 months and 3 days.
     His departure leaves to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. His devoted companion, Meomia (Layne) Lambert and the following children, Perry of Crown City and Corodus of Bladen; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Johnson of Huntington and Mrs Eugene Elliott of Bladen. One daughter Wreatha died in infancy. He also leaves 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
     His health had been failing for several months during which times he was tenderly cared for by his loved ones. Mr. Lambert was a life-long resident of this community; always having followed the calling of a farmer, in which he took great interest. Although of a quiet, reserved disposition, he was man of strong convictions, who never swerved from the right as he saw the right, one who served his fellow men, not alone by precept but by example, not by words alone but by deeds. He was one citizen of whom it may truly be said he was a good man, a good neighbor.
     The writer has known George Lambert for more than half a century and has the first time to hear record should be a consolation to anyone speak ill of him. Such a man, the family of which they may well be proud.

Blessed are they who die in the Lord, their good works do follow them.
I can not say, I will not say
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wondered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you, Oh you, who the wildest yearn
For the one time step and the glad return..
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of here.
Think of him still as the same, I say
He is not dead. He is just away.

Gallipolis Paper
April 25, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Lambert, Memie K. [Layne]

Rt.2 Crown City Woman, 85, Claimed

     Mrs. Memie K. Lambert, 85, a resident of Rt. 2 Crown City (Rt.7) died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the Haner Rest Home.  She had been in failing health for two years and her condition had become serious in the past two weeks.
     Mrs. Lambert was born in Ohio twp., on June 13, 1876, the daughter of the late James and Luella Flora Layne.  She was married to George R. Lambert by the late Justice of the Peace J.T. Mooney on Jan 29, 1892.  He preceded her in death on April 26, 1946.
     Surviving children are Perry Lambert of Northup,Carodus Lambert and Mrs. Eugene (Grace) Elliott, both of Rt. 2 Crown City and Mrs. Homer (Winnie) Johnson of Huntington.  There are five grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.  Three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at King Chapel church.  Rev. Jack Holley and Rev. Erie Cox will officiate.   Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home.  Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note: Born:  June 13, 1876 Died: 1961]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lambert, Octavia [Lykins]

Death Claims Mrs. Lambert At 78 Years
     Mrs. Octavia Lambert, 78, a former resident of Vinton, died Monday at 4:30 p.m., in the Gay Hart Nursing Home, Waverly. She was born in Cabell County, W. Va., on Sept. 10, 1892, daughter of the late Lavada and Peter Lykins.
     She was twice married, first to W. B. Edmonds, who preceded her in death. Two children were born to this union, a son, Peter Edmonds. A daughter, Dorothy, preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Robert Lambert in Mason County, W. Va. in 1930. He preceded her in death. To this union, two children were born, Alma Brewer, Columbus and James Lykins, Columbus.
     One foster son survives, Hershel Cremeans, New York. One sister survives, Dorothy Conrad, Milton, W. Va. One brother, Othel Lykins, Huntington survives. One brother and six sisters preceded her in death. Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton under the direction of Rev. James Hazlett. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: Name is spelled Octava on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 26, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lambert, Roy Henry

Roy Lambert Dead
     Roy Henry Lambert, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lambert, of Ohio township, a lifelong invalid, died early Saturday morning, July 21, 1934. Funeral services were Sunday morning at the home of James Stewart, a neighbor, interment following in the King cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
July 1934
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Lamm, Dixie Geraldine

Mrs. Dixie Lamm Died Sunday A.M.
Rites 2 [o'clock] Tuesday At Methodist Church In Eureka
     Mrs. Dixie Geraldine Lamm, wife of Charles L. Lamm, died Sunday morning at her home on Bidwell Route 2, after an extended illness. She was almost 25 years old. Mrs. Lamm was the daughter of Wallace and the late Wealtha Waugh Lewis. The family formerly lived at Eureka but Mr. Lewis now resides also on Route 2 Bidwell.
     In addition to her husband and father, Mrs. Lamm leaves two small sons, Charles Wallace, 6 and Freddie Merrill, 5; a sister, Mrs. Ivan Fife of Eureka also survives. Three children, a boy and two girls, preceded her in death.
     The body was removed to the father's home where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted at Chambersburg Methodist Church, Tuesday at 2 p.m. by Rev.Earl Cremeens. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery (Swan Creek) by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: stone 1921-1946. Death Certificate born April 26, 1921 Eureka, Ohio; died March 17, 1946 Raccoon Township, Gallia County; 24 years 10 months and 21 days of age.]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Landen, Michelle M.     

     ST. PETERSBURGH, FLA - Michelle Marie Landen, 36, of Dunedin, died Wednesday, June 19, 1991 at Bay Front Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a native of Portsmouth a homemaker and a member of Missouri Baptist Church in Clearwater. 
     Survivors include her husband Hal Landen of Dunedin; parents Patricia Compton of Gallipolis and Jim Compton of Clearwater. one son John David Hantz of Dunedin; one step-son, Harold D. Landen lll of Live Oak; one step daughter, April Iora Landen of Live Oak; one sister Debra Compton of Dunedin; one materanl grandfather, Wayne Baker of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 22 at Orange Baptist Church, Live Oak, with Rev. J.H. Brown and Rev Hugh Harris officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were David and Frank Nobles, Gary Peters, Gene Sheppard, Calvin Palmer and Vernon Byrd. Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak wer in charge of arrangements.

Sunday Times Sentinel
June 23, 1991
Transcribed by aunt  Marian Schoonover                                                           Top of Page


Landthorn, Lizzie

DIED
     Landthorn - Departed this life on the morning of August 8th, Lizzie, daughter of J. and C. Landthorn, aged 18 years, 2 months and 12 days. During her illness, which was of short duration, she gave clear and frequent testimonies, that Jesus was to her a full and present savior.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, September 23, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Landthorn, Mary E. [Chick]

Mrs. Mary E. Landthorn of Eureka Dies
     Mrs. Mary E. Landthorn, who had been bedfast since she suffered a stroke about two weeks ago, died at 5 o'clock last evening at Eureka, as the result of a third stroke. She was the widow of Joseph Landthorn and for some years had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Osa Halley.
     Mrs. Landthorn was born in Clay tp. and was a daughter of the late James Chick and she would have been 77 years old on April 13. She is survived by three children in addition to Mrs. Halley: D. C. Landthorn, Bladen; Carrie Carroll, East Gallipolis, and Lesta Watson, Crown City. There also survive a sister and a brother: Mrs. Chloe Lewis, Thivener, and Lafe Chick, Bellefontaine.
     Funeral services will be held at Clay Chapel at 2 o'clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. Carl Clendenin, it was expected. Burial at the same place by Stevers Funeral Service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 20, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Landthorn, Sarah [Hazlett] 

Mrs. Landthorn Dies In Eureka

     Mrs. Sarah Hazlett Landthorn, 69, widow of James Landthorn, died at her home in Eureka at 9:45 last night. She had been ailing a week or more and death was reported to be due to pneumonia.
     Mrs. Landthorn was a lifelong resident of that township, was active in the M. E. church and Ladies Aid, and a kind and worthy woman. She was also a member of French City Council, D. of A. Living with her were two boys she had reared, William Eblin, 18, and Lee Burcham, 14.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Montgomery of Eureka; a son, James Landthorn of Bladen; stepsons, Archie Landthorn of Columbus and Morris of Clay tp.; sisters, Mrs. Charles Brown of Gallipolis and Mrs. Mollie Kemp of Eureka. Mr. Landthorn died about five years ago.
     Funeral services will be held at the Eureka M. E. church at 3 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. E. L. Miller in charge. Burial at Clay Chapel by F. J. Entminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 31, 1939
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page


Lane, Alvie 

     Alvie Bernard Lane, 54, of Gallipolis Route 1, was killed in the Silver Bridge disaster. An employe of the Marietta Manufacturing Co., he was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the VFW in Point Pleasant and the American Legion in Gallipolis.
     He is survived by his wife, Ruth Virginia Plants Lane; two sons, Airman 1C James A. Lane, stationed at Elgin AFB, Ill., and John of Gallipolis; an adopted son, Robert Lane Dissell of Kanab, Utah; and three daughters, Mary Ruth at home, Mrs. Nancy Mattingley of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Victoria Shreve of Cincinnati.
     He is also survived by two brothers, Homer of Aurora, Colo. and Clinton of New Orleans, La.; and five sisters, Mrs. James (Beulah Hook) and Mrs. Luther (Grace) Lemley, both of Gallipolis. Mrs. Douglas (Alpha) Zeigler of Logan, Mrs. John (Virginia) Courtney of Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Leon (Esther) Coon of Walton Beach, Fla.
     Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, 3 p.m. at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in the Maddy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Athens Messenger
Dec. 18, 1967
Contributed by Joyce Robinson

Lane, Alva Bernard

Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims
     The body of Alva Bernard Lane, 54, of Addison Township, Gallipolis, O. Route 1, also was recovered Sunday evening.
     Mr. Lane, an employe of the Marietta Manufacturing Co. and a veteran of World War II, was born Jan 22, 1913, in Gallia County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lane.
Survivors include the widow and a sister, Mrs. James Hook of Gallipolis.
     The body is at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home at Gallipolis.

Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                       Top of Page


Lane, Mary K. [Burnette]

     Mary K. Burnette Lane, 64, Addison, died Sunday, July 6, 1997 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. Born Feb. 6, 1933 at Kerr, daughter of the late William Lowell and Ethel Jackson Kemper, Sr., she was a retired employee of the Gallipolis Developmental Center and a member of the French City Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Quentin Lane, whom she married Jan. 10, 1988; two sons, Thomas Burnette and Timothy (Debie) Burnette, both of Addison; three daughters, Tammy (Larry) Keller of Bidwell, Teresa (Charles) Abbott of Crown City and Kathryn (Allan) Elmore of Lawndale, N.C.; six grandchildren; three brothers, Garland Kemper of Columbus, William Kemper, Jr., of Kerr, and Charles Kemper of Walterboro, S. C.; and two sisters, Janet Miller and Frances Secoy, both of Kerr.
     She was also preceded in death by a first husband, William Burnette, on June 20, 1982; two brothers, Wallace and Milburn Kemper; and her stepmother, Virginia Kemper.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the French City Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Stansberry and the Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 7, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lane, Nancy A. [Arrington]

     In this city, on the 13th of June, Mrs. Nancy A. Lane; aged 51 years. Mrs. L. was a daughter of Thomas Arrington.

[Note: Born 1825 - W. Va. Buried in Pine Street Cemetery; Stone has 1826-June 14, 1876; 50 yrs. 3 mos. 16 das.; wife of William L. Lane]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, June 22, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lane, Robin Eda

Rites Thursday
     Graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday for the infant Robin Eda, daughter of Ivan and Betty Halley Lane, of Mercerville Star Rt., who died shortly after birth at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday in Holzer hospital.
     In addition to the parents, the child is survived by three brothers and three sisters, all at home. Rev. Jack Halley will officiate, and burial will be in Providence cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 4, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lang, John J.
Lang, Lucy A. Smeltzer

Lang, Mr. and Mrs. John/Lucy (Smeltzer)
Bodies of John J. Langs Found on Their Farm

Both Died Week Ago Circumstances Indicate----Burned and mangled

Green Twp. Tragedy Enshrouded In Mystery, Has No Known Parallel In County History----
Victims Were More Than 80  Years Old
     A dual tragedy without known counterpart in the annals of this county, came to light early last night. On their farm and near their home on the Neighborhood Road, about four miles southwest of Gallipols, the burned and mangled bodies of aged Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lang were found in an open field.
     After neighbors had pieced together whatever bits of information they were able to garner, they reached the conclusion that the Langs had been dead a whole week. Were burning grass.
     Presumably, they lost their lives in tending a trash fire, of perhaps in their efforts to keep the fire under control. Their colothing was burned off and much of the flesh had been consumed; and dogs had been attracted to the scene by the odor of burned or decomposed flesh and had mangled the bodies in a way that beggars description or at least makes it seem  undesirable to attempt a description. It may be noted, however, that one of Mrs. Lang's forearms is missing and diligent search over a considerable area was unavailing.
     Mr. Lang was  86 years old. Mrs.Lang, the former Lucy A. Smeltzer, was 83. Both had been in poor health for months and Mrs.Smeltzer was a patient in the Holzer Hospital for some weeks last year.
     They were last seen alive about mid-afternoon last Friday. Mrs. Lang was then on the slope above the house. Mr. Lang was walking in the direction. They started a  fire to get rid of dead grass, briers and weeds and the fire had spread over their land and to the lands of Henry W.Klicker. Where the brush and weeds had been thickest, the bodies lay eight or 12 feet apart.That was in an old orchard. Had they been overcome by their efforts or the heat or the smoke? Had one of them suffered a heart attack? And if so, had such an event caused the other to collapse? There appears to be a dearth of clues to lead to answers of such questions.
     The Langs closest neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Saunders. Mr. Saunders, who had been nursing an injured or rheumatic leg, had wondered for several days what the Langs were doing.They had ceased in came around and inquire about him. (Mrs. Saunders is a clerk in the Altman store). Late yesterday, Mr. Saunders walked to the Langs home. He found the mail-box full and overflowing and he made other observations that disturbed him and called for an investigation. Just what happened immediately thereafter, this chronicler could not find out but about 8 o'clock last night Coroner D.R. Warehime, Sherriff Hatfield and others received word of the finding of the bodies. They went out and investigated, with results about as outlined in preceding paragraphs.
     The bodies were brought to the mortuary of George J. Wetherholt and Son.
     The Langs are survived by one daughter, Miss Fearn Lang, who teaches in a Cincinnati suburb. She was communicated with last night and reached here this morning.
Mrs. Lang was a sister of Thomas E.Smeltzer. Other relatives are Paul and Carlos Niday, whose late mother was a niece of Mr. Lang.
     It is believed the Langs were pretty well-to-to. Both were of German descent, industrious and thrifty, and they stood high among their Green Twp. Neighbors.
     Since the foregoing lines were written it is learned that John O'Dell delivered a load of coal at the Lang home Monday. He tried to locate them judging from appearances about the house that they were near, but his repeated hollering brought no response.
     Mr. Lang's birthday was Nov. 24, 1856, but he did not appear nearly as old as he was. Mrs. Lang was born in Green Twp. February 14, 1860, and was a daughter of Peter Smeltzer.
     Rites 2 Saturday. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lang will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday at Centenary, it was announced at noon. (They had both attended that church over a long period of years.) Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1943
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Langdon, A. J.

A.J. Langdon Dies After Short Illness 
Springfield Township Resident Taught School 50 Years
     Mr. A. J. Langdon died at his home near Kerr’s Station Thursday morning of heart trouble at the age of 72 years. He leaves one son, E. E. Langdon of Vinton Avenue and three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Reese of Third Avenue, Mrs. Jim Boggs of Kanauga, and Mrs. Bob Raynor, near his home.
     Mr. Langdon was a well known school teacher in Gallia County. The body was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raynor. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 o’clock at the Old Brick Church.

Gallipolis Newspaper
July 22, 1926
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty                                                                        Top of Page


Langdon, E. Ernest

Mr. Langdon, 88, Claimed
     E. Ernest Langdon, 88, resident of Vinton and former resident of Gallipolis, died Thursday (November 18, 1971) at the Holzer Medical Center at 10 p.m.
     He was born Feb. 26, 1883, in Springfield Twp., son of the late Arnold and Serepta Kincade Langdon. He married Edith Swisher on Oct. 23, 1910. She survives, along with these children: Dorothy Langdon, Columbus; Mrs. Georgia Green, Jackson; Mrs. Bill (Marie) Muller, Edmonton, Canada; James Langdon, Gallipolis; Fred Langdon, Salina, Ohio; Harry Langdon, Columbus. Others survivors are fifteen grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Bob Rainer, Ironton; Mrs. Laura Reese, Columbus. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
     Mr. Langdon owned and operated a garage many years on Fourth and Pine in Gallipolis. He was an auto dealer and mechanic, and a member of the Springfield Baptist Church.
     Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Newspaper
November 19, 1971
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Langdon, Edith

     Mrs. Edith E. Langdon, 89, a resident of Rt. 3, Jackson, died Wednesday night (March 3, 1976) at her home. She was born June 24, 1886, in Cheshire Twp., daughter of the late James R. and Electa Swisher.
She married Ernest Langdon in 1910. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She taught school in the Cheshire area for three years.
     Six children survive: James Langdon, McDermett; Marie Mueller, Alberta, Canada; Fred Langdon, Celina; Georgia Greene, Jackson and Harry and Dorothy Langdon, Columbus. Fifteen grand and 10 great grandchildren survive. Three sisters survive: Mrs. Julia McGee, of Gallipolis; Mrs. Lettie Roush, Middleport and Mrs. Candace Gordon, Parkersburg.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Newspaper
March, 1976
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Langdon, Elisha L.

     Elisha L. Langdon, of Morgan township committed suicide on Saturday by hanging himself in his barn with a rope.  He was found in a few hours perfectly dead.  The cause which led him to this rash act seems to have been family troubles.  He had had a quarrel with his wife in the morning, the last of many.  Langdon was about thirty years old, and leaves six children.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, August 24, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Langdon, E. L.

     Mr. Langdon, who committed suicide in Morgan township the other day had only been hanging about thirty minutes when found; had not had any differences with Mrs. L., and had been a confirmed invalid for over two years.

[Note: 1849 - August 19, 1876; 27 yrs., 2 mos., 15 das; Colored]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, August 31, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Langdon, Fred

High School Pupil Dies of Pneumonia Near Kerr Station Sunday Night
     Fred Langdon, son of A. J. Langdon, who lives near Kerr Station died Sunday night of Pneumonia. He was a pupil in the Bidwell high school and his death has filled his associates with grief, and is a terrible blow to his parents. The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon with burial in Green Lawn cemetery. He was 19 years old and a bright young man.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 12, 1917
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty

Attends Funeral
     Company F went out to Bidwell today to attend the funeral of Serg. Fred Langdon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 13, 1917
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty                                                                        Top of Page


Langdon, James E.

     GALLIPOLIS – James Ernest Langdon, 64, a painter and mechanic well-known for his interest in baseball, was dead on arrival Friday at Pike County Hospital in Waverly. Langdon, a native of Addison was a former manager in the Gallipolis Little League. He was one of six children born to Ernest and Edith Swisher Langdon.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sandy) Hardesty, Gallipolis; two sons, Mike Langdon of Concord, Calif., and Jack Langdon of Minford; three grandchildren, two brothers, Fred of Celina, and Harry of Columbus, and three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Green, Jackson; Mrs. W. R. Moller, Alberta, Canada, and Miss Dorothy Langdon of Columbus.
     He was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church with Rev. O. C. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Miller’s Home for Funerals.

The Sunday Times Sentinel
October 31, 1976
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Langdon, Nellie

Sudden; Death of Fine Young Lady
     Miss Nellie Langdon, daughter of Mr. A. J. Langdon of near Kerrs, dropped dead at her home last Saturday afternoon about three o'clock. She had the measles and was thought to be recovering. She was very weak and started to walk across the room when death struck her. She was about 15 years of age and a fine young lady, whose sudden demise will bring sorrow to many friends. Her family will have sympathy of everyone in their bereavement.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon. Interment at Fairview, by Undertaker Glassburn, of Bidwell.

[Note: Cemetery entry lists the name as Chloe L.  Nellie may have been a nickname]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 25, 1907
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Langdon, Serepta L.

     Mrs. A. J. Langdon, at Kerr, died Friday evening after an illness of only a few days with grip. Her brother, Clate Kincaid, died only about a week before and she was at the funeral services. She left a husband and several children of tender age. Her husband is a school teacher. She was a good lady and only about 35 years of age.

Gallipolis Newspaper
March 30, 1901
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty                                                                         Top of Page


Langley, S.A. K. [Gatchel]

     DIED - in Patriot, Gallia Co., July 6, 1880, Mrs. S. A. K. Langley, wife of S. T. Langley, and daughter of Rev. Gatchel, aged 52 years, 10 months and 27 days. She united with the Baptist Church when but twelve years of age, and from that time to the time of her death was unwavering in her faith and consistent in her Christian deportment. She was a worker in the Sunday School, and was ready to do what she could to advance every Christian cause. She leaves an aged father, a husband, two children and other kindred to mourn her loss. She bore the suffering of her last sickness with patience, and was joyful in view of her departure to be with Christ. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”

The Gallipolis Journal
July 15, 1880
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Langley, Angustus Ludwell

Death of A. L. Langley
Former Gallipolis Citizen Passes Away at His Home at Charleston, W. Va.
     It is with great sorrow that we are called upon to record the death of our esteemed brother-in-law, Mr. Augustus Ludwell Langley. The sad event to us, many relatives and hosts of friends, occurred at his lovely home in Charleston, W. Va., Tuesday afternoon, October 13, 1903. As we write we have no particulars of funeral or burial, but perhaps will have before going to press. It is known however, that the burial will be at Charleston.
     Mr. Langley was born in this city November 23, 1845, and consequently would have been sixty years old next month. He was the son of the late William H. and Caroline Miller Langley.
     Of his parents family there were first Henry W., Edward L., Annie E., Augustus L., William F. Mary F., Lilie C., and Clara C. His parents, Henry Edward and Lillie who became the wife of Dr. T. S. Brown, preceded him to the other world. Annie E., who became Mrs. J. E. Robinson, William F., and Mary, who became Mrs. Theodore J. Mitchel and Clara, who became the wife of Wm. H. Mitchell survives, Mary in New York, Clara in New London, O., and William and Annie of this city.
     Mr. Langley was a handsome youth, of princely bearing, courteous manners and business talent, and was a general favorite in all circles of society. He received a good education at Gallia Academy, and reaching manhood during the war, when his father was carrying on the largest business probably that ever was carried on in this city, he was early called upon and entrusted with responsible business affairs. At one time he was a partner with his brother, Henry, and father in their large flour mill.
     Before he was 21, he managed his father's hard tack bakery that supplied such a large portion of the Union Army. He managed his father's large store, where the Deardorff & Poore store is now, for quite awhile, and he assisted his father materially in the construction of the road bed of the Hocking Valley Railroad. In addition to being such an aid in all his father's gigantic enterprises he did large business on his own account. He dealt largely in horses, cattle, corn, wheat, hay and almost every speculative product. His credit, as a young man without real estate, was absolutely gilt edged and he could command at any bank large sums. Up to the time of his father's failure, we doubt if he ever lost in a single speculation of business transaction.
     On September 20, 1874, he was united in marriage with one of the charming belles of the Kanawha Valley, Miss Mollie Clarkston, daughter of Col. John Clarkson, and niece of the confederate General, Jubal Early. It was a happy union and no two were ever more devoted to each other. Up to six or seven years ago, they lived on the farm of 200 acres which they yet own, just outside of the corporation, when they moved to Charleston, W. Va.
     Besides his estimable wife, he is survived by a son, Clarkson, with a government surveying party in Alaska, all unconscious of his father's serious illness and death and a lovely daughter, Mrs. Annie Witt, wife of John S. Witt, of Lynchburg, Va., who has been at the bedside of her father for many weeks during his illness.
     Mr. Langley died of cancer of the hip, the result of a bruise in his hip sustained in a runaway ten years ago. When it first begin to trouble him it was thought to be rheumatism. Early last spring it became very painful and was diagnosed as sciatie rheumantism. The paroxyams of pain became agonizing, later on, and he sought the most eminent physicians and went to different Springs, all without relief. His stomach became so affected that he could eat but very little, and he grew weak and greatly emaciated, enduring almost without a murmur, pain that was exerciating. As a last resort for relief he was taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore, where his case was diagnosed as cancer of the hip, and beyond the skill of man to relieve. "Take him home and make him as comfortable as possibe," they said.
     One can imagine, without being told, what terrible import accompanied these words to his stricken family. Our heart goes out to them in their hour of trial, and we know that hosts of friends would gladly share their sorrow did it but lighten theirs. There is a comfort, however. Calm and courageous as he always was and fully intelligent as to his condition, he told them he knew he could not live. He said he was not afraid to go. His only regret was to leave them, and he fell trustingly and calmly into the arms of Him in whose promises he had faith, and passed away forever. May eternal peace be his.
     The funeral services will be at Charleston at half past two o'clock Thursday, we suppose under the direction of the Masonic fraternity. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a prominent Odd Fellow and had considerable life insurance, but we don't know how much.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wed Oct 14, 1905
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Langley, Agustus L. 

Death Of A. L. Langley
 
     Mr. Agustus L. Langley died at his home at Charleston Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, 1903, of cancer of the hip, aged about 60 years. He was the son of the late William H. and Caroline Miller Langley and was born in this city Nov. 23, 1843. He was reared and educated in this city and for many years was active in the management of his father's vast business here. 
     He was married to Miss Mollie Clarkson, a niece of General Jubal Early, in Sept. 1874 and for many years lived on a splendid farm near Gallipolis, but about six years ago moved to Charleston, where they have since resided. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Clarkson, with a government surveying party in Alaska and Mrs. Annie Witt of Lynchburg, WV. 
     Mr. Langley was hurt in a runaway about ten years ago and his hip had bothered him more or less until last Spring, when it became quite painful. He was taken to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and what had been diagnosed as rheumatism was found to be cancer. He was brought back home and gradually grew worse until he passed away as above stated.
     Mr. Langley was a gentleman of commanding appearance and popular with all who knew him. Besides his wife and children he leaves one brother, William and sisters, Mrs. J.E. Robinson of this city; Mrs. Theodore Mitchell of New York and Mrs. W.H. Mitchell of New London, Ohio. The funeral services were conducted at Charleston Thursday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, Oct. 16, 1903
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Langley, Bertha  

     One the 27th of May 1875, Bertha, daughter of S. T. and Kerdelia Langley, aged 7 years 3 months. Bertha was a very intelligent little girl, and her loss is deeply felt not only by the family but by all of her youthful acquaintances. The family has the sympathies of the community.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Langley, Bertha

Langley
     Died - In this city, of scarlet fever, May 27th, 1875, Bertha, youngest daughter of S. T. Langley, aged seven years.

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


Langley, Birdie

     Miss Birdie Langley passed away at her home on Cedar street, this city, Thursday afternoon after brief illness. She had been afflicted for a number of years with rheumatism and later developed tuberculosis. She was a daughter of the late Henry Langley and wife. Two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Raible of Huntington and Madeline of this city, and one brother, Harry Langley, survive her.
     The funeral was held at Grace M. E. Church in this city Saturday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. D. F. Wood.

The Gallia Times
October 1, 1919
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer


Langley, Caroline [Miller]

     Mrs. Caroline M. Langley, relict of the late William H. Langley, departed this life Friday of last week, at the residence of Mr. J.E. Robinson in the 65th year of her age. Mrs. Langley's maiden name was Miller, she being a sister of Mr. William C. Miller of this city. She had been in delicate health for many years, confined in the main to her house. She was the mother of Augustus L. Langley, Mrs. Jas. E. Robinson, Mrs. Theo. J. Mitchell, Mrs. W. H. Mitchell, W.F. Langley and Miss Lillie Langley. She was a kind indulgent mother, and her children lent every care to make her declining years pleasant. She was interred in the upper cemetery Sunday afternoon. Buried in Pine St. cemetery in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Journal
August 17, 1882
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Langley, E. L.

     Mr. E. L. Langley, second son of W. H. Langley, of this city, died in Philadelphia last Sunday, at 10 o'clock A.M. of brain fever. He left here last Monday week, with his father for Philadelphia, and was taken sick at Altoona, on his way thither, on Wednesday—was taken on to Philadelphia and died there as above stated. His age was 27 years.

The Gallipolis Journal 
November 1, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Langley, Ellen Elizabeth [Morrison]

Mrs. Langley’s Death
     Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Langley died Saturday, April 21, 1917, following a stroke of paralysis five months ago, of bronchial pneumonia. She was the daughter of Wm. and Louisa Pilcher Morrison, and was born on Chickamauga Dec. 21, 1839.
     She married the late Andrew Langley, who died six years ago in 1866, and bore five children: Mrs. Jerome Keck of Hawk’s; Mrs. Jessie Leeper of Cleveland; Harry Langley of Columbus; Mrs. Martin Geiler of Cincinnati; and Mrs. Edgar Vanden of Gallipolis.
     She was a devoted member of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church from her early girlhood, and leaves a large circle of friends who regret her passing.
     The funeral will be at the church Tuesday at 2: p.m., by the Rev. Dr. Cherington. The interment will follow at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, April 27, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Langley, Harry

Harry Langley, 66, Tinner, Dies W. C. Hospital
     Harry M. Langley, native of Gallipolis, died last night in White Cross hospital, Columbus. He had suffered a heart attack. Mr. Langley had lived and conducted his business as a tinner and roofer at 534 W. First ave in that city.
     He was born here 66 years ago and moved to Columbus in 1913. He is survived by his wife, Ollie, and these three sisters: Mrs. Jessie Leeper, 428 Third ave, this city, Mrs. Katie Keck, Hawk, Vinton county, and Mrs. Garnet Geiler of Cleveland.
     The body will be at the home until the funeral which will be at 1 Wednesday in the Brethren church, W. Third and Oregon. Burial will be in Union cemetery.
     Before Mr. Langley moved to Columbus there were two Harry Langleys here and both were tinners. The one who survives and who was a brother of the near Pittsburg at the time of his sister's death. [sic]
Harry M. it is recalled was once associated in business with his brother-in-law, the late Chas. Leeper, and with the late George McIntyre on the old McIntyre corner at Third and Court.
     Harry Morrison Langley was the only son of Andrew and Ella Morrison Langley. He married Olive Black of Letart, who survives. His death came after a week's illness from bronchial flu, according to his sister, Mrs. Jessie A. Leeper. Burial will be under the auspices of the Woodmen, she said.

[Note: Per DC. B.7 July 1872 - D.15 Jan 1939]

Gallipolis paper
Jan 16, 1939
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Langley, James E.

Sudden Death
Of James E. Langley, The Well Known Sewing Machine Agent from Paralysis Friday Evening. 
     Mr. James E. Langley died from paralysis about nine o'clock Friday evening, June 4, 1909. Nothing can be said as to his funeral services and the arrival of his brother, Richard, from Cincinnati. The death of Mr. Langley was very sudden and shocking and its sadness is felt in every part of the city. It is said that he had not been feeling as well as usual, by those most closely connected with him, but certain it is that he complained but little if any and went in and out industriously as ever and his indisposition was not generally known. 
     He dropped into the Tribune office about 5 o'clock for a paper and seemed, as far as was noticed, quite well. His office was in the lower room of the Opera House, the room being occupied jointly by him and the U.S. Express Agent, Mr. Phill Kling and his assistant, Mrs. W.S. Entsminger. Mr. Kling was out and Mrs. Entsminger had gone to supper and Mr. Langley was alone in the office at about 6 o'clock or an hour after being at the Tribune office, which is immediately across the street. At this time Mrs. Entsminger received a phone call from him saying, "I have been stricken with paralysis, please come down".
     Her home is only a few doors above and she was down to the office in a very few moments. As she entered he sank upon the floor. Mrs. Entsminger called upon two men she did not know just outside the door and they assisted her to place him upon a cot in the back room where he had been accustomed to sleep. He could yet articulate distinctly and she asked him what physician she should call? He answered that Dr. Charles Parker had been their family physician and Mrs. Entsminger called him immediately and he was there in less than twenty minutes and administered some medicine. 
     The Tribune reporter was there about the same time and was with others recognized but his articulation then was slow and somewhat unintelligible. The room he had reserved for himself in his property at the corner of 4th. and Cedar, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Millisor, was in an unfinished condition and not acceptable and a nice room was procured on the first floor of the Laska Hotel, kept by Mr. and Mrs. Bartells. Chief White of the Fire Dept. kindly offered the patrol wagon and he was lifted cot and all and tenderly placed in it and taken there in an hour or so after his attack. 
     He seemed to rally for a little while, but there came another attack and he passed away about 9 o'clock. The first stroke of apoplexy was on the left side of the brain paralyzing the right side. The second was on the right side of the brain affecting the left side and that settled it. In this connection it is not amiss to note the extreme kindness of his physician, who went clear outside of what might be naturally expected of a physician and assisted Mr. Harry Maddy, cousin of Mr. Langley, in caring for him in every possible way to the end. 
We do not know Mr. Langley's exact age, but think it was about 60. He never was married and had been with the Singer Company for many years. 
     He was the eldest son of Richard Langley, once a prominent merchant in the firm of S. T. & R. Langley and Sarah Maddy Langley, his mother, being a sister of Capt. Ed. Maddy's father and Mrs. Ed Maddy was with him with other friends when he died. 
     He started on a promising career in early life. He was of acute, keen, penetrating mind, a hard student, idolized at home, kind and sympathizing with everyone and popular with his fellows. He was prepared for college under Prof. A.G. Sears of Gallia Academy. A spell of malignant typhoid fever overtook him in his closing days of college and run down and debilitated by overwork he laid helpless for months and it was regarded as a miracle that he survived at all being always delicate. This illness ran into nervous prostration that continued for years and blighted all hope and ambition of distinction and he drifted into the employ of the Singer Company. 
     His mother also became an invalid and his devotion and tenderness to her were so marked by everyone that friendship felt for him was emphatically universal. After the death of his father and already under a heavy strain he built a nice home and he leaves his property, not altogether paid for, but it is thought with proper handling that it will bring his estate several hundred dollars. 
     After his death his body was removed to Hayward & Son's Undertaking rooms and the funeral will probably be at the Presbyterian Church of which all the family were members and the burial at Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate was changed from Pine Street to Mound Hill Cemetery..born July 1849; died June 4, 1909.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, June 5, 1909
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Langley, [son of Richard and Sarah, probably a brother to James E. Langley in the obituary above.]

     Died in this town, on Monday last, an infant son of Richard and Sarah B. Langley

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 1, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Langley, L. W.

     Died, in Cincinnati, October 28, 1875, at the residence of W. C. Duncan, his brother-in-law, Mr. L. W. Langley, aged 72 years.

The Gallipolis Journal 
November 4, 1875
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Langley, Madeline

     [Assuming the beginning portion was missing...] Madeline and the other children were kept out of the public schools and as a result she did not learn to read until she had attained her majority. The instruction was given by Rev. E.H. Gelvin, then Presbyterian pastor, and by other Presbyterian friends. Though perhaps she never became very proficient as a reader, it was a great satisfaction to her to be able to read the local papers, for her interests were many, though her movements were restricted to a narrow circle.
     Her death takes from Gallipolis the last one of a family that was long prominent. Persons remotely related still live hereabouts, but the name of Langley is believed to be now erased from the city's population rolls. A brother, Harry Langley, lives in Washington D.C. A sister, Fannie Reible, died in Huntington about 10 years ago, and another sister, Birdie, died here in 1919. The last home of the family was on the Cedar st. lot where Dr. Vornholt's new home stands.
     To Madeline the joy of giving was the joy of living. She found time to send flowers and messages of condolence and sympathy in a rather constant stream to those in need of such remembrances. She was fond of children, and they reciprocated her interest and affection. Her not infrequent ebullitions of anger were but sparks from which there was no residue rancor or resentment.
     Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock Sunday, Rev. L.W. Gishler in charge. Interment will be made in Pine St. cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     (Only about two-thirds of yesterday's paper carried the news of Madeline's death. The end came at 3 o'clock at her rooms on Second ave. above Grape. However, papers printed before the news of her death was inserted made it clear that her death was expected before nightfall.)

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 16, 1877; date of death January 15, 1937; father Henry Langley; mother Madeline ______ (the death certificate abstract has Raysian, but it is very difficult to read on the document itself.)

Newspaper (prob. January 1937, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Bean file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Langley, Samuel T.

Death of an Old Merchant
     Mr. James E. Langley received a telegram, last evening, from Mr. Clinton Langley, of Chicago, announcing the death of his father, Mr. Samuel T. Langley, brother of L. J. and Richard Langley, and that he would leave with the remains Tuesday evening for Gallipolis. There were no other particulars. Mr. Langley has a nice lot in Mound Hill and his burial will be there. He was in his 81st year. He was born at Winchester, Va., and went to Cincinnati with his parents when young and there learned the scale maker’s trade, afterward drifting into other business and coming here to clerk in the store of his brother, the late Wm. H. Langley, when still a young man. He afterward went into business with his brother, Richard Langley, under the firm name of S. T. & R. Langley, where J. M. Kerr & Co. are now situated, buying that corner of the old Academy sale of lots, and building the present structure. They did a large business and their name and store were household words all over this county. Sometime about ’66 or ’67 the firm failed and he afterward got straightened up so as to start up again, but never with the power and prestige of the old firm.
     He was a wonderfully active and energetic man, and was always full of business to the last moments of his life. He was a member of the Baptist church from the age of 17, and we believe built the old Baptist church on Third street, now owned by the Lutherans. He was very zealous in the Baptist cause.
     He was married when 28 years of age to Miss Elizabeth Johnston, daughter of the late Andrew Johnston, and a niece of the late Sam’l Johnston, father of Dr. Johnston and Mrs. Dr. W. W. Mills of this city. By her he had a daughter, Miss Olive Langley, who afterward became Mrs. Dr. Dempsey, of Ironton. His first wife died and sometime in the fifties he married a daughter of Rev. Abraham Gaschell, a Baptist minister here. By this marriage there were born unto him Rugenia, Lizzie, Clinton and Bertha. Lizzie, now Mrs. Geo. Williams, and Clinton survive him. His wife died many years ago.
     Sometime last spring or summer he had a stroke of paralysis and was obliged a few months later to retire from business, he at that time having a small store on Second street near Robinson’s barber shop. Last winter he left here to make his home with Lizzie in Wood county, but appears to have been with Clinton at Chicago, when he died. He was one of the most liberal, generous men to the poor needy that the town ever saw, and might have died a rich man had he not given everything he made away. Peace be with him as he rests from his long active life.

Unknown Gallipolis Newspaper
Wednesday, June 26, 1895
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Langley, Wm. H.

     Wm. H. Langley died at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, of disease of the heart, in the 64th year of his age.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, August 31, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Langley, William H.

IN MEMORIAM
     On Tuesday, August 29, died William H. Langley, a man well known throughout this section of Ohio. The loss of such a man to the community is not so severely felt, at a time so close to his decease, as it will be in the future. He was an active, stirring and energetic man, and one possessed of much public spirit and enterprises. Far sighted, clear in his judgments, well versed in human nature and possessed of a dogged determination to carry out his projects, when once convinced they were right. His place will be difficult to fill by another. A more honorable or upright person it has seldom been my lot to meet. Scorning what was wrong, mean, or dishonest, simply because it was so, he pursued his way undeviatingly, guided alone by his fine sense of justice and moral rectitude - a man of strong convictions. In the position he held before the public during the last few years of his life, he naturally gave offense to some and made enemies of others; yet he was never heard to speak otherwise than respectfully and even kindly, of his most determined opponents.
     Becoming involved in pecuniary difficulties, some years ago, he failed in business and was unable to meet his engagements; yet those to whom he was indebted, without a dissenting voice, bear the strongest testimony to his honesty and strict integrity. Where can we look for better evidence, or a stronger endorsement of his long and active career, than from those who (being his creditors) would certainly seem to be in a position to pass judgment on his probity better than any others could do.
     The last few years of his life were spent in building the Gallipolis, McArthur and Columbus R.R. This had become a favorite project of his, and amidst the strongest opposition, and at times when all seemed to be lost and no ray of encouragement could be discerned, he never faltered in his work or wavered in his faith, but pushed on diligently, laboriously, and with a courage that no disappointment could quell (at times without the hope of fee or reward) working day and night, in winter and in summer, until in the service of the company he contracted the disease which brought him to his death bed. Weary, worn down in body, prostrated by sickness, fighting death to the last; he labored still to accomplish his work and died with harness on. He lived long enought to see his work established on a basis of sure and speedy success, and to find his efforts endorsed and justified by the large vote of stockholders at the recent meeting, and then died, like Moses, in full view of the promised land he had failed to reach, though not permitted to enter it.        
     Shakespeare says: "The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones." But now, lying in his grave, let us hope the tongue of calumny may cease, and that he may be remembered only by the priceless benefits he has conferred on this community by his untiring (and let us hope successful) efforts to complete a work that will live forever a monument to his wisdom and an inestimable boon to those that live after him. Shame fall upon the one who remembers aught but his virtures and forgets not his faults, past all harm from every malice, or detraction.
     "After life's fitful fever he sleeps well." B.B.

[Note: Buried Pine Street Cemtery]

Gallipolis Journal
Sept 7, 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Lanier, Amanda Ellen

In Loving Memory of Our Mother
     Amanda Ellen Lanier, passed peacefully from this life at her home at Bladen, Ohio, November 2, 1927. Mother was born in Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, on September 28, 1847, and when the time of her departure was at hand, she was one month and four days beyond the four-score mark.
     She was a daughter of William and Mary Clark, pioneers of her native township. She was the last scion of that well-known family - all the other members having preceded our mother in death several years ago. On April 18, 1867, she was united in marriage with C.W. Lanier, who was then a gallant soldier, having just returned from the Civil War. For over sixty years they walked life's pathway together - a remarkable period of time, through which many struggles and vicissitudes were mutually shared and the pleasures enjoyed happily along the way. Six children were born to this union, their eldest, a daughter, Lavinia, preceding her mother in death thirty seven years ago. The surviving children are William A. Lanier of Crown City, Ohio; Miss Nettie Lanier at home; George A. Lanier of Richmond, Indiana; Mrs. Stella Parker of Urbana, Ohio, and Leslie Lanier of Washington, D.C.
     In 1897, in the old Mount Zion church, Mother Lanier accepted Christ as her personal Savior, united with that body and continued to be a member until she joined the church triumphant. While she did not fill her place regularly in the church on account of physical infirmities, she lived an exemplary christian in her home and community, preferring to carry out the will of her Master with out undue ostentation. In the quiet of her home, it was her wont to spend many hours each day in the study of the word of God and to meditate upon its many precious promises.
     A memorandum found in her Bible, indicated that she had read the Old Testament through five times and the New Testament eight times. Reading was a source of great pleasure to her, but she disdained to feed her mind on any thing but the choicest literature or any ------- what was uplifting to the human soul.
     For over forty years she was a member of an organization, known as ----Shut in Society, the chief pur---- of which was to exchange read--- --tter or through correspondence and various methods keep the members in touch with one another. In this way much spiritual strength and a broader knowledge was gained through others not personally known to her. Besides these she enjoyed the friendship of a host of friends and relatives and was ever ready to welcome them in her home or minister to them in time of need.
     She possessed a sweet and lovable disposition and endeared herself to all who knew her. Though never physically strong, she bore her afflictions cheerfully and it seemed that it was God's will that her last illness was not to be a long duration. When suddenly stricken on a beautiful Autumn morning, the children and friends who had gathered around her bedside, realized that the end was not far off. When it came, it was like the calm and quiet that marks the close of the day.
     A few days before her departure she sent the children a little poem, the words of which seemed to express, so fittingly, a retrospective view of her life and her contemplated journey into the world beyond.

"When I am gone and for a little space
You miss me from the old accustomed place,
You must not grieve nor wish I might have stayed,
For I am glad to go and not afraid.

I know it is a journey new and strange,
A solemn, wonderful, mysterious change,
Leaving the very frame in which I've grown
And faring forth into the mist alone.

But something keeps on singing in my heart,
And makes me almost eager to depart
Singing of love that will not let me fear,
So close and safe it holds me there or here.

Though now I can but dream and vaguely grope,
Nor understand for what I wait and hope,
Yet the low voice within sings clear and true,
There is a place prepared my dear, for you.


                                               So when the door has swung to let me through,
                                               And shut me quite away from mortal view,
                                               Think not of me as silent, cold and still,
                                               But living, glad, rejoicing in God's will." ---The Children

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ohio Twp]

Gallipolis paper
November 1927
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                      Top of Page


Lanier, Becca, Mrs

Mrs. Lanier Dead
     Mrs. Becca Lanier, widow of Theophalus Lanier, of Harrison township, died Thursday night, aged between 70 and 80 years, of cancer and other infirmities. She was a step-mother of W. F. and C. W. Lanier and a fine old lady.

Gallipolis Paper
February 4, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lanier, George A.

George A. Lanier Dies Suddenly
     Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Dillion of Pomeroy, W.A. and Leslie Lanier of Crown City, returned home, Sunday from Richmond, Indiana, where they attended the funeral services for George A. Lanier, the brother of the latter two, which were held from the Unser and Waltermann Home for Funerals, Saturday afternoon, the Reverend Howard J. Brown, pastor of the Central M.E. Church officiating.  The pall bearers were John Gratt, Earl Foster, Earl Moore, William Matti and Richard Kerns.  He was buried in the Earlham cemetery at Richmond.
     Mr. Lanier died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage, early last Thursday morning.  He collapsed at his place of business, the Monday before and never regained consciousness.
     The attack was thought to have been due to enthusiasm and excitement over the prospects of some new enterprises coming near...[Note: the rest of the article is cut off].

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


Lanier, Justus Hartley

IN LOVING MEMORY
     Of our darling boy, Justus Hartley, son of William A. and Nannie A. Lanier, who departed this life at his home in Crown City, Ohio, Christmas Day, 1915, aged 2 years, 6 months and 3 days.
     It is with hearts ladened with sorrow and grief that we bring the message of his sudden departure at this joyful Christmas tide. While his little playmates were enjoying a happy Christmas celebration in their respective homes, the Death Angel visited our family circle and bore the spirit of little Justus away to its heavenly home, there to be with God forever. 
     While it seems hard to give up our loved ones, the idol of the home, and while it seems difficult, just at this time, to comprehend the dark providences of God, yet we realize that our Creator knows best and that he had a noble purpose in taking our boy out of this world of sin and sorrow, full of temptations, pitfalls and snares. God, in his infinite wisdom, has seen fit to draw a veil between us and the future and we are not to know the mysterious workings of his Divine providence.
     The poet has said "sometimes the sable pall of death conceals the fairest boon his love can send. If we could only push ajar the gates of life and stand within and all God's workings see, we could interpret all this doubt and strife, and for each mystery we could find a key."
     Though our family circle is broken, our home is sad and desolate and our hearts are heavy with grief, yet heaven will seem nearer and dearer to us all in having one ___omate of our home over there, who will be a magnet to draw our affections from earthly things to things above. Only those who have suffered a loss of this nature can fully comprehend how difficult it is to think that our boy has gone out of the home to never again cheer us with his presence.
     When we look around and see the many places where his little feet have pattered, we can only say "we cannot call him dead, his fair sunshiny head is ever bounding round the chair; yet with our eyes now dim with tears we turn to him, the vision vanishes, he is not there.
     We walk the parlor floor, and through the open door, we think we hear a footfall on the stair; we step within the hall to give our boy a call, and then the thought comes that he is not there. We go out on the street, some other boys we meet, with the same beaming eyes and colored hair, and as they're passing by, we follow them with the eye, scarcely believing that he is not there.
     When at the cool gray break of day from sleep we wake, with our first breathing of the morning air; our souls go up with the joy to Him who gave our boy, then comes the sad thought that he is not there.
     Not there? Where then is he whose form we used to see? Oh, yes, he lives; in all the Past he lives; nor to the last of seeing him again will we despair, in dreams we see him now, and on his angel brow, we see it written: "YOU CAN SEE ME THERE." 
                                                                      FATHER AND MOTHER

[Note: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ohio Twp.; Lanier, Justus Hartley, born 22 Jun 1913, died 25 Dec 1915, s/o W.A.& N.A.]

Gallipolis newspaper
December 1915
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page


Lanier, Lavenia

OBITUARY 
Lavenia Lanier 

     Miss Lavenia E. Lanier, daughter of C.W. and Amanda E. Lanier of Gallia County, Ohio, departed this life on the 24th February last, at half past one o'clock in the morning, by drowning in the Ohio River at the Waugh landing, where the Lanier family lived. Recent rains had so swelled the river that the water was not over 10 or 12 feet from the front door of the house. Directly in front of the house the bank is quite high and at the time of this sad and heart rending occurrence the Lanier family was having the [word missing] Lavenia among the rest. 
     The two sisters Lavenia and Nettie, were sleeping together in the back room. Their brother Willie was slightly recovered from the measles and restless in bed and had come out to the front room and was sitting by the door evidentally in a comatose condition, when he heard or thought he heard the front door shut and called out to know who had passed, but got no answer. Search was instigated, which resulted in finding out that the subject of this memoir, was the missing one. The news spread, the neighbors came, the search was continued for days, but no tidings of the missing girl until her lifeless body had remained in the water some 96 days and was discovered floating in the Ohio River near Millersport, Ohio. 
     On the 30th of May the body was recovered and easily identified by the clothing she still had on. Yes, those hose and a strip of flannel fastened around her neck by the hands of a fond Mother, told the story that this was the long lost girl. The recovery of the body brought great comfort to the minds and hearts of a bereaved family. There is but one mind among the people here concerning this case and that is that Lavenia got up from where she was sleeping by the side of her dear sister and in her sleep, had passed out through the front room and out the front door into the river. 
     Lavenia was the oldest of six children and was twenty-three a few days before she died. She was an amiable young lady, on whose character rested not the slightest stain. She was a kind daughter, an affectionate sister, she was a daily reader of the Bible and when awake was almost constantly singing; the last piece the family remembers of hearing her sing was "Safe at home, at home, at home with Jesus, never more to roam." 
     Her funeral was preached by Rev A.L. Warren, a former pastor at Mt. Zion Church from Rev. 14-13. The day after her body was found it was tenderly laid away in Mt. Zion Cemetery, to await the summons from on high. May we all be ready.

God moves in mysterious ways 
His wonders to perform; 
He plants his footsteps in the sea 
And rides upon the storm. 

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; 
The clouds ye so much dread 
Are big with mercy and shall break 
In blessings on your head.
His purposes will ripen fast 
Unfolding every hour; 
The bud may have a bitter taste 
But sweet will be the flower. 

Blind unbelief is sure to err, 
And scan His work in vain 
God is His own interpreter 
And He will make it plain.

Gallipolis Daily Bulletin
Oct. 3, 1891
Transcribed by F.K. Brown  

Lanier, Levenia E.

    Miss Levenia E. Lanier, whose sad fate we gave an account of some time ago, was found in the river at Millersport, Saturday, May 30th. She was easily identified by her clothing. She was brought up to her old home the same evening and buried at Mt. Zion on Sunday. The finding of her body was a great relief to the grief stricken family, as they could never ascertain what had become of her until she was found in the river, although the supposition was that Ohio’s water had taken her life.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, June 9, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page


Lanier, Leslie Wayne

     Leslie Wayne Lanier – Eighty-two years old of Crown City, O. died Monday night in a Nelsonville, O., hospital after a one year illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home in Mercerville, O. by the Rev, Wilson Hager. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery at Bladen, O. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. tonight.

[Note: 1882 – 1965]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 8, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Lanier, Mary Emily [Lanthorn]

Mrs. J. E. Lanier Dies At Eureka
Funeral Service Scheduled Monday 
     Death after five years of failing health took Mrs. Mary Emily Lanier, 78, at her home at Eureka at 11 p. m. Friday. Mrs. Lanier, wife of James Edward Lanier, had been seriously ill for the past two weeks, with a complication of ailments being given as the cause of death. A woman noted for her friendliness, Mrs. Lanier was for many years an active member of the Chambersburg Methodist Church where funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. Monday.
     First married to P. L. Cornell she leaves a daughter, Mrs. W. T. (Mabel) Porter, in addition to the surviving husband, whom she married in 1923 at Marion. Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jessie White of Spencer, Ind.; two brothers, Will Lanthorn of Clipper Mills and E. R. Lanthorn of Eureka. In addition she leaves six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A surviving sister-in-law, Mrs. Bruce Cholson of Kansas, O., to whom deceased was devoted.
     Mrs. Lanier was born in Clay Twp. on Christmas Day, 1871, a daughter of Abel and Jane Neal Lanthorn. Virtually her entire life was spent in Eureka.
     The Rev. David Bates will officiate at the Monday rites and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of Clarence Waugh. The body will be taken to the late residence at 5 p.m. today where friends may call until time for the services at the church.

Gallipolis Tribune
1949
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                               Top of Page


Lanier, Mary

Miss Mary Lanier Dies Near Bladen; 
Funeral 2 Wednes.

     Miss Mary Janette Lanier died at 10 o'clock Monday night, after a short illness, at her home below Bladen on Route 7. Her age was 69 years, 1 month, 21 days.
     Miss Lanier was the daughter of the late C. Wayne and Amanda Clark Lanier and is survived by the following brothers and sister: W. A. Lanier, Crown City; George A., Richmond, Ind.; Leslie, at home, and Mrs. Della Parker of Urbana, O.
     She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Funeral will be held there at 2 o'clock on Wednesday, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial there by Stevers. The body will be at home after 5 p.m. today.

[Note: from funeral home, date of birth: 31 Jan 1872, date of death: 17 Mar 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
March 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Lanier, Nannie Alvenzie [Guthrie]

In Loving Memory
     In loving memory of Nannie Alvenzie, beloved wife of William A. Lanier, who departed this life on Friday morning, June 26, 1931 at the age of 54 years and 10 months.
     Mrs. Lanier was born in Hurricane, WV, August 26 1876 and was the daughter of Edward and Frances Riggs Guthrie. Other children born to this union are Dr. C.L. Guthrie of Gallipolis and Mrs. Lulu Michael of Springfield, Ohio.
     On October 10, 1897, she was united in marriage to William A. Lanier and was his devoted companion in life for nearly 34 years. Six children came to bless their home as follows: Mrs. Fern Dillon of Crown City; Mrs. Iva Crabill of Urbana, Ohio; Sidney, Mariam and Joy at home and Justus Hartley, who preceded his mother to the spirit land on Christmas Day, 1915.
     Five grandchildren also are left to mourn the departure of an affectionate and loving companion and one who was always interested in their childish welfare. They are Marjorie ad Velma Dillon, Forest Lavon and Sharon Crabill and Carol Lanier, all young and tender in years.
     Mrs. Lanier gave her heart to God early in life and became a member of the Povidence Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member until she removed to Crown City and joined the Methodist Church and continued her membership there with no less devotion the the Master's cause.\
     Ill for many weeks her sufferings were great, yet she bore her afflictions with the most gentle and touching patience, thinking not only of herself, but of those, who in ministering to her needs, felt the influence of gentle spirit.
     Mrs. Lanier possessed a generous disposition. Her life was employed in scattering seeds of kindness and she always had a smile for everyone. She was a devoted mother, a kind and friendly neighbor and though the lamp of life was so soon extinguished we can say to the grief-stricken family, the Lord gives and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. Mrs. Lanier left the comforting assurance with her family and friends that all was well with her soul and in her last moments she exhorted her children around her to prepare for eternity and meet her in the better life.
     We think no better tribute can be said of her than that she was one who did a golden deed; one who proved a friend in need; one who sang a beautiful song; one who thought it sweet to live; one who said I am glad to give; one who fought the valiant fight; one who lived to shield the right.

[Note: Buried: Crown City Cemetery in Guyan Township]

Gallipolis Paper
June 26, 1931                                                                                               Top of Page


Lanier, Parker

64-Year-Old Gallia Native Dies In Indiana
Relatives of Parker Lanier, 64, of Gallia county and a resident of Richmond, Ind., have received word of his death Monday evening. He is widely related in this county, and was the grandson of Wayne Lanier and Charles Fisher. Mrs. Will Davis of Fourth Ave., is an aunt. Mr. Lanier was widely known as a judge of ponies, and he operated a large pony farm near Richmond.
     He is survived by his wife, Helen, a son George Lanier, and a daughter, Kathleen. Services and burial were held Wednesday afternoon at Richmond.

[Note: handwritten date on obituary reads, "2-10-63"]

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


Lanier, Stanley

Stanley Lanier Dies of Stroke In His 55th Year;
Native of Guyan
Cerebral Hemorrhage Proves Fatal to Prominent Clothier
     Without ever regaining consciousness, Stanley Lanier, Local clothier and useful and esteemed citizen died at 5 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about 2:30 the previous morning at his home 238 First Avenue as made known in yesterday's Tribune.
     His sudden illness, pronounced virtually hopeless at the outset was about the most shocking local event of the New Year.
     Mr. Lanier was in his 55th year, having been born in Guyan Township on June 24, 1891. He had been a resident of Gallipolis for 36 years and had had a successful career first as a clerk and for the last decade as a member of the firm of Siglet & Lanier. He was a Mason and had served the Blue Lodge as secretary for a long time. He was also secretary of the Masonic board and finance officer of Lafayette Post, American Legion. In these roles his work was simply excellent and neither organization every thought of calling on anyother member to do the work. Mr Lanier had done so satisfactorily.
     When Mr. Lanier retired Monday night he appeared to be in normal health, although he had contracted a slight cold. About 2:30 in the morning Mrs. Lanier awakened and found him obviously nauseated and speechless. He was rushed to the hospital then.
     Stanley's death was the first among the children of the late W.F (one-time county commissioner) and Julia Campbell Lanier. When but 17 Stanley passed the county teachers' examination but was a year too young to be permitted to teach. He had received his education in the Guyan schools and at Rio Grande College. When 18 years old he taught for a short time at Leaper, giving up his school to accept a clerkship in the late W.P. Deardorff's shoe store. At later periods, both before and after World War I he worked in the shoe store of the late Frank Ball (?)
     He was a soldier (a corporal) in that war and while stationed at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, in May, 1918, he and Mary Robinson of this city were united in marriage. Shortly thereafter his military unit was sent overseas and participated in the closing phases of that great conflict. His married life was a happy one and he is survived by Mrs. Lanier; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Supance, now a teacher at Eaton, Ohio and a son, William, who is a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class and stationed at the naval hospital in Philadelphia. (Both arrived home late Tuesday and Mrs.Supance believes her husband arrived yesterday at some eastern port after serving overseas.) Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. J.P. Haskins and Mrs. John Williams, both of Gallipolis; Thomas A. Lanier, formerly of Portsmouth and now at Daytona Beach, FL and Will C. Lanier, Cincinnati.
     Mr. Lanier's body is at the funeral home of G.J. Wetherholt and Sons, but arrangements for the rites had not been completed at noon.

Lanier Rites Set For 3 [o'clock] Friday
     Funeral services for Stanley Lanier will be held at 3 o'clock Friday at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. The Masons will have charge and a local minister will offer prayer. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
     Yesterday's account of the death of this exemplary citizen failed to mention that he had long been a member of the Gallipolis lodge of Elks.

[Note: stone.. 1891-1946. Death Certificate: born June 24, 1891; died Jan. 23, 1946; 54 years, 6 months and 24 days of age.]

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


Lanier, William A.

William Lanier Dies At Age 85
     William A. Lanier, 85-year-old retired postmaster of Crown City and one of the county's most widely-known characters, died Tuesday at 7:40 p.m. in Holzer Hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Dec. 15, and for which he had been hospitalized since. He had been paralyzed on the right side and was unable to speak articulately during his illness.
     For thirty years a school teacher in Guyan twp., interrmittently with clerking on Ohio River steamboats, and for 25 years postmaster of the village, he is perhaps even better known as a correspondent for many years of Gallia county newspapers chiefly the old Gallipolis Bulletin and The Gallia Times.
     An ardent pedestrian, he perhaps could have reported almost to the mile the distances he had walked while a rural teacher, and during his retirement he made occasional odysseys into the historical southland and his narratives of these soujourns were history personified.
     He was a charter member of the Cabell County McGuffey society and a regular attender of its gatherings, including a pilgrimage some years ago to Dearborn, Mich., as a guest of the late Henry Ford.
     Appointed postmaster of Crown City in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, he maintained the office in a two-story brick building which had once housed a bank in that village and enjoyed recalling that the door on his safe was from a vault that had once been _?_acked by the famous Jesse James.            
     An omniverous reader, he could recite by the hour quotations from the great works of literature and reveled in tracing down historical data about his bailiwick and turning them into entertaining reading for the patrons of Gallipolis newspapers.
     Born Aug. 24, 1869, on a farm near Mercerville, he was a son of the late Wayne and Amanda Clark Lanier, and his natal day, which coincided with that of Dean William A. Lewis of Rio Grande college, had been the occasion for a joint celebration over a period of years.
     On Oct. 10, 1897, he married Nannie Gutherie, who preceded him in death more than 20 years ago and to this union were born six children, of whom four survive. They are Mrs. Hobart (Fern) Dillion, Gallipolis; Sidney of Pomeroy; Mrs. Miriam Doughman of Huntington and Mrs. Hugh (Joy) Stevers of Crown City. Mrs. Forest (Iva) Crabill of Urbana preceded him in death in 1939 and a son, Justice, died at the age of two. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Will (Stella) Parker of Urbana and a brother, Leslie, of Bladen. Twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Crown City Methodist church Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Marvine Turner, the pastor, with burial following in Crown City cemetery by F. L. Stevers. Grandsons of Mr. Lanier will serve as pallbearers.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives year of death as 1954.]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Lanthorn, Francis Marion

IN MEMORY
     In this hour of grief and sadness over the passing from our circle of husband, father, grandfather and friend, we turn to the pages of the Sacred Book for solace and comfort. There we read "Blessed are they who die in the Lord" and as we resign the body of our loved one to its final resting place it gives us consolation and hope of a blessed reunion.
     Francis Marion Lanthorn, son of the late John and Casann Crouse Lanthorn was born in Harrison Township, Gallia County, June 12, 1869. Passed away at his home in Chambersburg, Ohio, June 18, 1952, aged 83 years and 6 days. 
     On April 12, 1892, he was united in marriage to Sarah M. Broyles, who survives, along with these daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hazlett of Winfield, WV; Mrs. Garnet Gothard and Mrs. Goldie Gothard of Chambersburg, Ohio. Two sons and two daughters preceded him in death. He also leaves 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was one of ten children, all deceased, except one sister, Mrs. Clara Barcus, who resides in Chambersburg.
     In early manhood he was converted and baptized and united with the Macedonia U.B. Church, but in recent years had transferred his membership to Chambersburg M.E. Church.
     He was a home loving man tenderly devoted to his family and friends and was blessed with a keen sense of humor and his kindness and unfailing consideration of others had endeared himself through these years to a host of close friends and acquaintances who will be saddened by his home-going.
     He was an industrious and prosperous farmer and his entire life had been spent in Gallia County, except in 1925 he was appointed Supervisor of Meigs County Roads and he and his devoted wife lived in that County for 5 years. He then came back to Chambersburg where he has resided since.
     He had been in failing health for five years but had taken a marked turn for the worse during the past winter and all that medical skill and willing hands could do was done to alleviate his suffering and prolong his stay; but his frail body was weary and his tired heart ceased to throb and the Master said "Come and rest". His long and distressing illness was patiently borne.

Dear Dad, now is sleeping 
So free from all pain 
Awake him not to suffer again 
His slumber is peaceful, 
Oh, let him sleep on, 
His illness is ended, his trouble all gone, 
Oh think what he suffered 
So feeble with pain, 
Through the long weary nights, 
We soothed him in vain.

[Note: Stone ..1869-1952...Mound Hill Cemetery]

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


Lanthorn, Guy

Guy Lathorn Died in Hospital at Ashville, N.C. After Long Illness
     Guy Lanthorn, formerly of this county, died in the United States Veteran's hospital at Ashville, N.C. on May 12, 1926, after long illness. He leaves his wife, Mary Hamilton Lanthorn, daughter of J. T. Hamilton of Clipper Mill, and a daughter, Eleanor Irene, aged 4 years, his parents, four sisters and a brother.
     Mr. Lanthorn was a soldier in the World War serving in the 26th Division, and was a charter member of Lafayette Post, American Legion, of this city.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Ohio Chapel, interment in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From stone B.1895]

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lanthorn, J. Tom

     J. Tom Lanthorn,67, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Monday in an Indianapolis hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday following an emergency operation. He was lockmaster at Dam 26, Chambersburg until the roller dam was built in 1937, when he was transferred to London locks. 
     He retired two years ago. Mr. & Mrs. Lanthorn (Vera Saunders) went to St. Louis when he retired to make their home near their son, Elmer Lanthorn, Peerless Pump Co. executive. The son was transferred to Indianapolis last fall and the parents also moved there. 
     The decedent was the son of John and Casanna Crouse Lanthorn. He was born in Harrison Township. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by three grandchildren; one brother, F.M. Lanthorn, Chambersburg; a sister, Mrs. Clara Barcus, Chambersburg and numerous nieces and nephews in Gallia and Franklin Counties.     
     Services were held 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Paper 
1952 
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lanthorn, Jane

Death of Mrs. Jane Lanthorn 
     Mrs. Jane Neal Lanthorn died at her home at Chambersburg Friday, Oct. 31, 1924, at the age of 91 years and 6 months. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. McCarley with burial at Clay Chapel by Undertaker Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
3 Nov 1924
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch                                                                       Top of Page


Lanthorn, John M.

Rites Held For John M. Lanthorn
     Funeral services for John M. Lanthorn, who died Monday in Charleston at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl M. Chafin, were held this morning at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons funeral home.
The body arrived by New York Central train and Rev. R. P. McCarley officiated at the last rites at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Survivors besides the daughter are a sister, Mrs. Robert Barcus, Clipper Mills, and three brothers, France Lanthorn, Eureka; Tom Lanthorn, Winfield; and Will Lanthorn, Columbus

[Note: 1875-1945 handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Lanthorn, Jos. B.

Death of Mr. Lanthorn
     Mr. Jos. B. Lanthorn, died at his home in Chambersburg Thursday evening, Nov. 26, 1908, of tuberculosis, having been confined to his bed for a month.
     He was 52 years of age and is survived by his wife and five children - Dempsey and Mrs. Orlando Wolf, both employed at the O. H. E.; Mrs. Hattie Call, of Terre Haute, Ind.,; Mrs. Osa Halley, of Chambersburg; Miss Lesta, at home and also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lanthorn, of Chambersburg, and the following brothers and sister; J. A., of this city; Wm., of Clipper Mill; Ezra , of Huntington; Lincoln and Mrs. Lew Cornell, of Chambersburg.
     The funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Saturday at Clay Chapel, Rev. Queen officiating. Burial at same place by Undertaker Myers.

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

Lanthorn, Margaret “Maggie” [Allmon]

Woman, 76, Dies Here Saturday
     Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Lanthorn, 76, who lived at 73 Mill Creek Rd., died there at 3:10 p.m. Saturday. She had been in failing health for several years and for the past three had been an invalid. Her condition had worsened since last Wednesday.
     Mrs. Lanthorn was a native of Clay Twp., where she was born Oct. 15, 1879, daughter of the late George and Lucy Hazelett Allmon. On March 29, 1908, she was married to Dempsey C. Lanthorn, who survives. They spent most of their married life in the Teens Run area, coming to Gallipolis 17 years ago. Mrs. Lanthorn was a member of the Advent Christian Church and was active as a Sunday School teacher until her health failed.
     The Lanthorns had no children but reared two nieces, Mrs. Gladys Allmon Clark of Mill Creek and Mrs. Mary Eblin Garlic of Bladen. Other survivors are two brothers and a sister, H.C. Allmon and Miss Della Allmon, both of Columbus, and Arthur of Bishopville. A brother George preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., at the Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Vernon Shafer officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the C.J. Waugh Funeral Home.
Friends may call at Waughs until just before the funeral hour. Pallbearers will be Lincoln Call, Lester Thompson, Edward Williamson, James Taylor, Rush James and Ray Gothard.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1956
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Lanthorn, Mary E.

Mrs. Mary E. Lanthorn of Eureka dies.
     Mrs. Mary E. Lanthorn who had been bedfast since she suffered a stroke a bout two weeks ago, died at 5 o'clock last evening at Eureka as the result of a third stroke. She was the widow of Joseph Lanthorn and for some years had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Osa Halley. 
     Mrs. Lanthorn was born in Clay Twp. and was a daughter of the late James Chick, and she would have been 77 years old on April 13. She is survived by three children in addition to Mrs. Halley: D.C. Lanthorn, Bladen; Carrie Carroll, East Gallipolis and Lestie Watson, Crown City. There also survives a sister and a brother: Mrs. Chloe Lewis, Thivener, and Lafe Chick, Bellefontaine.
     Funeral Services will be held at Clay Chapel at 2 o'clock, Sunday, in charge:  Rev. Carl Clendenin, interment expected, burial at the same place by Stevers Funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1937 
Contributed by Kathy Lynch 

Lanthorn, Merril Thomas

Obituary
     Merril Thomas, son of Mary and Guy Lanthorn, was born Sept. 7, 1924, and died Aug. 22, 1925, aged 11 months and 15 days.
     Merril was an exceptionally sweet, bright and lovable child, his father's pride and his mother's joy. It seems hard to part with these darling baby jewels of the home, but we have consolation in the words of the Master who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
     This precious little flower which budded on earth to bloom in heaven is feelingly described in Longfellow's poem, "The Reaper and the Flowers":

The mother gave in tears and pain
The flowers she most did love;
She knew she should find them all again
In the fields of light above.
O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The Reaper came that day;
Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flowers away.

    The funeral was held Sunday at 2 P.M. at the home of J. T. Hamilton by Rev. J. R. Field, interment at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherhold & Sons.

Young Babe Dead
     Merril Thomas, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lanthorn, died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hamilton of Clipper Mill, Saturday, Aug. 22, of infantile paralysis. Funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. R. Field of Gallipolis, burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
Aug. 22, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Lanthorn, William Sheridan 

Death Claims W.S. Lanthorn

     William Sheridan Lanthorn, 91, one of the familar figures of Gallia county and who had possibly painted more homes and buildings in the city and county during his long career, died as he was being taken to Holzer hospital at 7;15 a.m. Tuesday.  He had been about as usual Monday and during the night he became ill and gradually failed.
     His later years were spent at Clipper Mills where a niece, Mrs. Della Bell, lived with him in a home that nestled among the large rocks of the village.  He was a native of Ohio twp., and was born back of Bladen on Jan. 3, 1866, one of nine children born to Lewis Abel and Jane Neal Lanthorn.  The only survivor of his immediate family is a brother Ezra of Chambersburg. Three children were born to that union, Mrs. Ada Richards of Columbus and Mrs. Harry (Ora) Cromlish, who survive.  The latter lives near the parental home.  A son William Earl died at age 13 months.  There are twelve grand and twenty-one great grandchildren. 
     His first marriage was to the former Emma Frances Clark in 1885, who died many years ago.  His second marriage was to the former Jeannette Bush in 1898.  She passed away in the 1920's.  After their marriage they operated a general store near Mutton Hollow.
     Lanthorn was a member of Providence Baptist church and after moving to Clipper Mills was active for many years in the Third Avenue Church of God.  In recent years he had attended Ohio Chapel Methodist church and services for him will be held there at 2 p.m. Friday.  Rev. H.M. Smith will officiate, and burial will be in Providence Cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals.  Friends may call at Miller's until the hour of the service.

[Note: Born: 01/03/1866, Died: 1957]

Unknown date and publication (from scrapbook) 
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan    


Lanthorne, Ezra Raymond

     Ezra Raymond Lanthorne—Eighty-nine years old, a former Huntington resident, died in an Ashland Ky. nursing home yesterday. He was born in Bladen, Ohio and formerly was a grocer here. He was the son of the late Lewis and Jane Nea_ Lanthorne. Surviving are three sons, N. H. Lanthorne of Ashland, B. W. Lanthorne of Logan and R. J. Lanthorne of Oxnard, Calif.: two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Ervin of Ashland and Mrs. W. S. Brangham of Rasida, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Bladen. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Willis-Mann Mortuary by the Rev. Wendell Stutler. Burial will be in Woodmere Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily
January 30, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden                                                                     Top of Page


Large, George William

     George William Large, 82, a retired salesman and resident of Porter died Sunday afternoon in Medical Center Hospital. He retired a few months ago after representing the Belmont Casket Co., of Columbus for over 51 years. He was a member of several funeral director's associations, Porter Methodist Church and Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons. He had served his community as a member of the board of education. 
     He was born at Bristol, Tenn, on Dec. 8, 1863, son of the late William and Polly Ann Barger Large. His first marriage was to the former Sarah Goodwin and she preceded him in death in 1937. Two sons survive that union; Clarence and Ivan, both of Columbus. His second marrage was to Mary Goodwin in 1941, and she survives along with the following children, William F., a teacher at Gallia Academy, Mrs. Don Call of Columbus, and Patty Large at home. There are three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Other survivors are seven sisters and four brothers. 
     Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Porter Methodist Church and burial was in Vinton memorial Park.

[Tombstone shows Born 1883 - Died 1966]

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1966
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Larrimer, William E.

Death of W.E. Larrimer

   Last Monday morning about half past four o'clock Mr. William E. Larrimer, commonly known as "Boone" Larrimer, shot himself throught the head at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Sauer, opposite Point Pleasant, and died in about an hour. He had been an invalid for several years, suffering from an incurable malady, and his sufferings were intense. Early Monday morning his sister heard a muffled noise in the house, which she thought was caused by the explosion of a can of fruit. Going to her brother's room shortly afterwards she noticed the blanket over his face, and pulling it off saw that he had shot himself. The neighbors were immediately called in, but it was too late to do anything, and although Larrimer breathed for nearly an hour he never regained consciousness. Coroner Parker held an inquest in the morning. The deceased was thirty-seven years of age and was one of the best known sporting men in this part of the State. He was unmarried. Two sisters survive him, Mrs. Fred Sauer and Mrs. Reubeun Hay, who devoted themselves to supplying his every want during his illness.  The burial was at the Old Cemetery, on Tuesday.

[Note: Pine St. Cemetery was called Old Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown - 1931
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Larrimer, William E. “Boone”

Suicide
     
The people of Fair Haven, Ohio, were quite shocked Monday morning by the news of the tragical death of Mr. W. E. Larrimer, commonly known as “Boone” Larrimer, who shot himself through the forehead with a 38 caliber revolver. 
     He had been confined to his bed by sickness for some time, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Saurs [Sauer]. His sufferings had been intense, which he bore with great fortitude, for several days prior to his death, he had been earnestly persuing his Bible and Pilgrim’s Progress from which he seemed to derive much comfort and peace, and confessed a great change had taken place recently. Having suffered such intense pain, he frequently resorted to the use of morphine, and the supposition is he shot himself in an insane moment.
     Coroner Parker went up between seven and eight o’clock and found him yet warm and just as he lay after the shooting, both hands clasping the murderous weapon. He held the revolver first in his right hand with his left clasping it between his right hand and the muzzle, pulling the trigger with his left thumb. He left no statement that the Coroner saw, but it is understood that he left a letter for his sister.
     He was 37 years of age on the second of the month. He was unmarried but left two sisters, Mrs. Reub Hay and Mrs. Sauer to whom he was ever kind and who had rendered him every attention. He had many good traits of character. He bore universally a reputation for the strictest honesty. His funeral will be conducted at the old cemetery, Gallipolis, Tuesday, by undertaker Wetherholt. 
     Boone Larrimer, who suicided (mentioned elsewhere) deeded his farm (the Hampton place, opposite this city on the Ohio and worth $2,000) to his two sisters, Mrs. Reuben Hay and Mrs. Lelia Sauer, about six weeks ago. He had a mortgage of $500, a little house and lot in Chambersburg, worth $500, and $800 worth of five year-old “Old Time” and “Lime Stone” whiskey that he held at $1,000, and some other small property. 
     He stood high among the sports. He was strictly honorable and his word went every-where unimpeached. He was fair minded and upheld no faults of his own or of others. He was a quiet, gentlemanly, peaceable sort of a man and well liked.

[Note: Nov. 2, 1857 - Nov. 5, 1894; He was the son of William & Nancy Susan Ross Larrimer. His sisters were Lelia Belle Sauer & Effie Hay.]

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Wednesday, November 7, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                         Top of Page


Larrimer, Wm.

     Died, of consumption, in Chambersburg, Gallia county, Ohio, Mr. Wm. Larrimer. Aged 41 years. He was born April 6th, 1829, in Jefferson county, Ohio, came to Gallia county, Ohio, in 1854, and died August 3d, 1870. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when fourteen years old and experienced religion, and he was faithful unto death. His sufferings were great and protracted, yet he bore them with Christian patience and without complaining of his sufferings, giving clear and satisfactory evidence of his preparation for death, and as he drew near the closing scene of life he became very happy. He died in great peace, and doubtless has entered upon that rest that remains for the people of God. 
     He leaves a wife and three children, and a widowed mother, and brothers and sisters, and a large circle of relatives and friends—but their loss is his gain. May they all follow his example and meet him in Heaven. May the blessings of God rest richly and copiously upon the wife and children, and mother, and brothers and sisters, and all meet to part no more, where death and separation will never take place, but where they will bloom in immortal youth in the bowers of bliss, forever and ever. D. Tracy, Pastor

The Gallipolis Journal 
August 18, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lasley, A. Baker

A. Baker Lasley, Near Chesire, Died 1:30 Monday
Rites at Middleport And Gravel Hill Wednesday P.M.
     A. Baker Lasley, of whose critical illness there was mention in Monday's Tribune, died at 1:30 that afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Scott near Cheshire. (The Scotts live across the road from the Lasley place and they had been close and loyal friends of Mr. Lasley before and after his health failed.)
Mr. Lasley's daughter and only child, Miss Floritia Lasley, of Heriden and Hartford, Conn. arrived at the Scott home before her father passed away, but he had been in a coma for several days.
     The body was removed to the mortuary of Rawlings Coats in Middleport and funeral services will be held there at 2 o'clock (fast time) Wednesday. Rev. Ralph Zundell of Middleport and Rev. George Tipton of Cheshire will officiate. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery in sight of the Lasley homestead.
Amos Baker Lasley was the older of two sons of David and Florilla Mauck Lasley and he was born at Kyger. He was 70 years old last March 11.
     As a young man, many an old friend will recall, he was a remarkably good baseball player - a hard hiting first baseman. He was dapper and neat in appearance and a spirited and popular young man. 
In his late 20's he located in Meriden, Conn., and spent the middle part of his life there. More than 15 years ago he returned to the old family home and he and his brother, Thad F. Lasley, lived together till the latter's death during the flood seven years ago. Thereafter he lived alone looking after his fine stock farm and other interests.
     For nearly a year his health had been failing. While occupying a room at the Scott home he contracted the flu, the after-effects of which caused his death. His death removed the name of Lasley from the roster of the living residents of Cheshire Twp. for the first time in far more than a century.

[Note: B. 1868 D. 1944, from tombstone] 

Gallipolios Tribune
No dates
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lasley, Abraham

Another Pioneer Departed
     Abraham Lasley died at the residence of his son-in-law in Jackson county, Ohio, May 4, 1878, aged 88 years. His remains were brought to this city for burial, and the funeral services occurred on Monday.
     The deceased was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, in 1790; he came to Ohio in 1799, and has ever since been a resident of Gallia county, except for the last twenty months. In the early history of Methodism in the West his house was a preaching place and the home of the preacher. He was a paying subscriber to the Journal for over fifty years. Peace be with him.

[Note: He is buried at Pine Street CE. Gravemarker date of death May 3, 1878, 88y. Note difference in date from obituary.]

Simmerman files, Tope file with a notebook of handwritten obituaries that Ann Simmerman copied from Mary Tope's scrapbook, Bossard Library. 
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Lasley, Ansel T.

Death of Mr. A. T. Lasley
     The sad news reached here this morning announcing the death of Mr. A. T. Lasley, which sad event occurred at his home in Gallipolis, Ohio, this morning, August 26th, at 2 o’clock, surrounded by all the members of his family.
     The deceased was about 75 years of ago, and recently underwent a severe surgical operation from which he never rallied. He was a prominent and popular citizen of Gallipolis.  He was the father of Harry and Lewis Lasley, and Mrs. Aaron Williamson and Mrs. Harry E. Tippett, of this city.
     His funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from his late residence.

[Note: April 3, 1821 - Aug. 26, 1896. He is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Wednesday, September 2, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lasley, Arius N.

     DIED - At the residence of his brother, Mr. A.T. Lasley in this city, Mr. Arius N. Lasley in the sixty-third year of his age. Mr Lasley was born four miles below this city, May 26, 1828, was the youngest of two children and always lived in Gallia County until some nine years ago when he removed with his family to St. Lawrence, South Dakota. He spent a few years there, then with two of his daughters went to Riverside, CA. After spending a few years there they returned to South Dakota, where the youngest daughter, Miss Clara, died of consumption. She having been a great favorite of her father, he never recovered from the shock and his health gradually began to fall, having taken a severe cold, on returning from California, thinking perhaps a visit to his old home in Gallia County, would greatly benefit his health, in company with his oldest daughter, started on their homeward journey just one month ago, reaching their destination June 11th.
     Mr. Lasley seemed some better the first week after his arrival, but began to fail and on Tuesday, July 7th. all that was mortal of one we loved so dear, passed away.
     He was a father of six children, two having died in infancy. Clara, the youngest daughter died two years ago in her twenty-first year. Two married daughters were at his bedside during his illness. His only son, resides near Danville, IL and could not be present. Mr. Lasley lost his wife nineteen years ago with consumption, he having lived a widower ever since.
     He never belonged to any church, but lived a Christian and when God called him he was ready to go and said "It's all right. It's all right." His remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife at Clay Chapel Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

Gallipolis Journal
July 27, 1891
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lasley, Charles Augustus

     Died in Winona county, Minnesota, Dec. 16th, 1863, Charles Augustus, oldest son of Anselm and Josephine Laslie, aged 2 years, 6 months, and 6 days. About three hours before he died, he fell into a deep sleep, from which, he never awoke; but we have an assurance that he enjoys the rest of saint's in heaven.

The Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 14, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lasley, David M.

     Died, on the 18th, David M., son of Areus N. and Margaret E. Lasley, aged one year, four months, twenty days. Poem follows.

The Gallipolis Journal 
July 26, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                    Top of Page


Lasley, David R.

     This well know citizen, died at his home in our village May 9th, 1883, at the advanced age of 73 years 6 months and 20 days.  He was born in Gallia County, Ohio, on the 19th October, 1809, and was the second child of Abraham Lasley and Nancy Ann Reynolds.  He was married October 9th, 1834, to Annie Mauch, by whom he had one son, Joseph William, who resides in Ky.  He was married a second time to Susan Maria Langenfelter, on the 25th June, 1843.  By the latter marriage there were ten children, six of whom are still living.
     He came to Labanon, Ill., about the year 1840, and engaged in merchandising until 1861, when he retired from business.  He then secured some position in government employ, and was absent for a year in Kentucky.  Subsequently he removed to Cumberland County, Ill., where he resided two years; afterwards he returned to Lebanon, where he remained until death.  At various times he was elected to offices of trust by his fellow citizens, which showed the confidence reposed in him.  The last prosition held by him, was that of U. S. Deputy Collector of Internal Revenus, to which he was appointed about three years ago.  He was a good scribe and an accurate accountant,-his books and accounts have frequently elicited praise from employers of government officials, because of their neatness and correctness.
     Mr. Lasley made a profession of religion in his youth and united with the church, at one time being a member of the United Brethren, and afterwards of the Methodist Church.  For several years he was a class leader and an exhorter, and quite actively engaged in church work.  During these years he manifested a very great liking for Chas. Wesley's stirring lines, beginning "Come, let us anew, our journey pursue", as doubtless embodying the sentiment uppermost in his mind.
     He had been ailing since last Christmas, his ear troubling him, and the inflammation extending to his brain terminated in death.  On Sabbath afternoon he uttered his last audible word, from which time he appeared unconscious until about 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, when he passed off quietly.
     He was a kind husband, a good father, an humble trusting christian, and a universally respected citizen.  In his dealings with his fellow men, he was very conscientious; at times manifestig an anxiety to avoid the appearance of evil.  In conversation he was calm and charitable, always evincing an even and composed frame of mind.
     The funeral services were held at his late residence on Thursday afternoon and were attended by a large number of our citizens.  At the grave, he was buried in accordance with the beautiful and impressive ritual of the A. F. and A. M. of which order he had long been a highly esteemed member. - Lebanon (Ill.) Exchange

Gallipolis Journal
June 14, 1883
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page


Lasley, Elizabeth

Death of Miss Elizabeth Lasley
     Miss Elizabeth Lasley died this Wednesday morning, Nov. 9th, 1921, at 5:30 at the home of her cousin, Mr. Herbert Henking. Miss Lasley was the daughter of Abraham Lasley and Abrigall [Abigal] Barlow, born in Gallipolis, Oct. 11, 1842. At the age of 9 years she came to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Henking, who raised her. Since the death of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Henking, she has made her home with her cousin, Mr. Herbert Henking and family.
     She was a life long member of the Grace Methodist Church of this city and active in all of its work. She had been in declining health for sometime and for the past few weeks confined to her room. She was a woman of high esteem and had many friends who will regret to hear of her death.
     The funeral services will be conducted at the Henking residence on State Street Thursday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Morrell and interment at Mound Hill cemetery in charge of funeral director Geo. J. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 9, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lasley, Elizabeth [Cole]

Pioneer Lady Dead  --  Mrs. Elizabeth Lasley Joins the Silent Majority
     One of those good old mothers to whom children and grand children fondly cling, and who as they grow older are more dearly loved, patted and cared for in the family circle, has passed away, and will only be a memory on earth forevermore.
     Mrs. Elizabeth Lasley, of Third avenue, whose critical illness from abdominal tumor and other infirmities of old age, has been frequently noted, died at 8 o’clock Sunday evening, December 17, 1905.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at her late home Tuesday afternoon at half past one o’clock, by Rev. Harry B. Lewis, of Grace M. E. Church, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Lasley’s maiden name was Cole. She was born in Belmont county, and had moved here with her parents in early life, and was the last one of a family of eight children, five brothers and three sisters as follows: Atchinson, Thomas, Samuel, and Frank and sisters, Mrs. Mary Newport, Mrs. Susan Ray, Mrs. Jane Morton, all of whom preceded her to the better land.
     She was united in marriage with Mr. Ansel T. Lasley, sixty-two years ago, and became the mother of eleven children, ten of whom survive her as follows: Mrs. Mary E. Ridenour of Dublin, Ind., Mrs. Susan Sprouse, of Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. Hattie Tippett, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Jennie Williamson, of Point Pleasant; Mrs. Amanda Fornshell, of Richmond, Ind.; and Messrs. A. F. Lasley, of this city; and Wilbur, Samuel, Lewis and Harry, of Minneapolis, Minn. One son, Millard, died in infancy. She was loving and kind in heart and her children and grand children were all very, very dear to her. Since the death of Mr. Lasley, in August, 1896, she has lived alone in her own house, but which was in easy call of her son, Mr. A. F. Lasley and family, and much of her time was spent in visiting her children, and last summer she visited all of them, only returning home from Minneapolis about six weeks ago.
     She was a fine intelligent old lady and was very companionable with all of her acquaintances. She had been a member of the M. E. Church since her 13th year, and was devoutly devoted to Christianity and temperance.
     Her health had been somewhat on a decline for a year or more, but her malady was only discovered soon after her return from Minneapolis, and developed rapidly. Her great age made an operation impossible of hopeful success and she became a great sufferer in the last days of her illness, but was conscious to the last and bore her sufferings with calmness and fortitude, and in her entire span of life, from the cradle to the grave, the attributes of a good and noble woman shone forth in all that she did, and the end of her earthly pilgrimage is regretted by all. --- Gallipolis Tribune, Dec. 18.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
December 20, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lasley, Florilla [Mauck]

Mrs. Lasley's Funeral Rites Held At 2 P. M.
Estimable, Aged Woman Dies in Home Over Which She Presided Since 1878, Near Cheshire
     Funeral services for Mrs. Florilla Lasley, whose death on Saturday was briefly announced in Saturday's paper, are being held this afternoon at the Lasley home near Cheshire. Rev. J.W. McMahan, M. E. pastor, officiated. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by Undertaker F. J. Entsminger. The pall bearers were Arthur Scott, W. H. Jacobs, Leith J. Reynolds, J. Ed Bing, Carl Jenkins and Harley Coughenour.
     A native of the neighborhood in which most of her adult life was spent, nearly everyone in Cheshire tp. knew and respected and esteemed Mrs. Lasley. Her life was devoted to home-making and to the care of her loved ones.
     Florilla Mauck was born Jan. 24, 1849, the youngest child of Newton and Anna Rothgeb Mauck, who lived on Turkey Run back of Gravel Hill about half a mile from where Mr. Lasley died. She lacked four months and two days of being 86 years old. The older children were born near the mouth of Campaign creek, the site of the first home in Ohio of this branch of the Mauck family.
     On January, 1867 - 23 days before her 18th birthday - she and David Lasley were married. They began housekeeping in what was then and long afterward known as the Tenney place, a third of a mile below Kyger, and the children, Baker and Thaddeus F. Lasley, who survive her, were born there. Then they moved to Missouri, living near Kansas City about two years, when they returned and made their home on the Mauck farm on Turkey Run. After a short stay there, they went back to Kyger and Mr. Lasley opened a meat market. The building he used for slaughtering stands in the lower end of the village.
     Three years later, or in 1876, they moverd to what is now the L. J. Reynolds home in sight of Cheshire. Two years after that they acquired and occupied what had been the Peter Knopp home and 24 acres. More land was purchased as Mr. Lasley achieved success as a buyer and seller of cattle, sheep and hogs; and the farm has long been regarded as one of the prettiest and best in the county.
     Because of his extensive operations and square dealing Mr. Lasley became widely known as a stock buyer and their business became even greater when the younger son, Thad became a partner. The business was carried on by the latter for some years after Mr. Lasley's death on April 3, 1914.
     Early in their married life Mr.and Mrs. Lasley became members of Old Kyger church and were among its most generous supporters for a long period. Mr. Lasley whose ancestors were the nobility of Scotland, was 
a Union soldier and was a zealous and indefatigable supporter of whatever cause or institution or charity that won his approbation. And Mrs. Lasley was a faithful and loyal helpmate in all his activites.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 24, 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Lasley, Frances V. [Whaley]

Frances V. Lasley 
    Near Carrollton, Moss Creek Tp., Carroll county, Mo., August 12, 1876; Frances V. Lasley, wife of Baldwin B. Lasley, and daughter of James W. and Sally Whaley, in the 41st year of her age.

Gallipolis Journal 
September 21, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Lasley, Laura W. [Wilkinson]

Mrs. A.F. Lasley Dead
     Mrs. Laura W. Lasley, wife of Mr. A.F.Lasley of this city, died at the family home Friday, June 22, 1928, after several weeks illness. Mrs. Lasley was born in Gallipolis 76 years ago, 1851. She and Mr.Lasley were married Sept. 18, 1871.
     Besides her husband she leaves a son, Ott. W.Lasley of Seattle, two daughters, Mrs. Hayward Alexander of Huntington and Mrs. Merrill Kerr of Athens, a sister, Mrs. Mary McGonagle of Gallipolis, brothers Thomas Wilkinson of Little Rock, ARk., and Joseph Wilkinson of Columbus, two half sisters, Mrs. Emma Morton and Mrs. Nora Powell of Columbus, and a half brother, Louis Blanc of Florida.
     The funeral was Sunday at her late home by Rev. Beardsley, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
June 28, 1918
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lasley, Mary [Rife]

Mary Lasley
     Lasley, Mary, widow of the late James Lasley, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. L. Keller, at one o’clock a.m., August 18, 1892, near the town of Plymouth, Carroll county, Mo.
     The subject of this sketch was born in Gallia county, Ohio, July 18, 1822, and was seventy years and one month old. She was the daughter of Henry and Tabitha Rife. She united with Free Will Baptist church and remained in that faith until her death. She was united in marriage to James Lasley on Jan. 30, 1849.   The family moved to Minnesota in the fall of 1862, and moved to Carroll county, Mo. in the fall of 1867, and have resided here ever since. She leaves two daughters and one son to mourn their loss. Her last sickness was of short duration, only being confined to her bed about one week. The Doctor pronounced it a case of prostration, being old and feeble the extreme heat of the past month was too much for her. There is a Reaper whose name is Death, and with his sickle keen he reaps the bearded grain at breath and the flowers grow that grow between. J.W. Lasley

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Lasley, Mary J.

     Mrs. Mary J. Lasley died at her home on Third Street Thursday morning about four o'clock,in her 71st year. She was the widow of the late Abraham Lasley, who died about 12 years ago. Deceased moved to this city about 50 years ago from West Virginia. She was a kind, charitable woman and a member of the M.E. church. Four children are left to mourn their loss--Mrs. Sarah F. Henry, of Pittsburgh; Mr. John W. Lasley of Allegheny, Mrs. Ampudia Earwood and Mr. [sic] G.T. Williams, of this city. The funeral services will be conducted this (Saturday) afternoon from her late residence by Rev. J.W. Dillon, of the M.E. Church. Interment at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son. 

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 1, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                            Top of Page


Lasley, Otto W.

Otto Lasley Dies in Seattle, Washington
     Word of the death of Otto W. Lasley, which occurred in Seattle Friday, July 7, was received here by the family Saturday. Mr. Lasley, son of A. F. Lasley, was born and reared in Gallipolis and lived here the major portion of his life. He left here with his family in 1908 for Seattle where he was engaged in the lumber business. He had been in failing health for a number of years and his death was not unexpected.
     He leaves his wife, Jennie Warriner and five children, Frances, Charles, Aileen, Willard and Laura Elizabeth. One child, Bess Pharby, died in infancy. He is also survived by his aged father and two sisters, Mrs. Hayward Alexander of Huntington and Mrs. Merrill Kerr of Athens.
     Funeral and burial will take place in Seattle Monday, July 10th. Otto Lasley had a host of friends here during his boyhood and young manhood. He was a handsome, genial, worthy man, and the news of his passing will cause deep regret among all who remember him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 10, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lasley, Samuel B.

Death of Mr. S. B. Lasley
     Mr. Samuel B. Lasley, of Garfield aveneue, died about noon today of heart trouble and aged about 73 years. His wife died some years ago but he left one son, Rev. Thomas Lasley, a Baptist minister of Portsmouth, and one daughter, Mrs. Wild of this city, with whom he lived.
     Mr. Lasley has resided in this city for many years. He was a former contractor of the Fuller & Hutsinpiller furniture factory and was on the police force for many years. He was a member of the M. E. Church for many years and a very clever, upright, conscientious citizen with many friends. Wetherholt has charge of the burial which will be at the Cottrell graveyard near Yellow Town most probably Monday. He had been in poor health a long time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb 6, 1904
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Lasley, Samuel B. [Kinder]

Mrs. Samuel B. Lasley
The Visit of Death 
     Mrs. Samuel B. Lasley died very suddenly at her home on Second Street, just above Pine, on last Sunday morning, October 16, 1898. She retired Saturday evening seemingly in good health, and about five o’clock Sunday morning she was taken ill. Dr. Parker was summoned, but she died soon after his arrival. Neuralgia of the heart is attributed as the cause. She was in the 69th year of her age and was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Kinder. 
     She was united in marriage to Mr. Lasley June 15, 1848, and to this union eight children were born, four of whom survive her, namely, Rev. Thos. Lasley, of Rutland, Ohio; Albert and Samuel Lasley, and Mrs. Nannie Wild. She also has one sister living, Mrs. Sarah Whitaker, of Winfield, W. Va. 
     The funeral services were conducted from her late residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. L. L. Magee, of the M.E. Church, officiating. The burial took place at the Pine Street Cemetery, by Wetherholt.

Gallia Times
October 22, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Lasley, Wilbur M.

Wilbur Lasley Dies In Miami, Florida
     Wilbur M. Lasley, a native Gallia countian, died Thursday in Miami, Florida, according to a message received by his venerable brother, A. F. Lasley of this city. Mr. Lasley lived in Minneapolis, Minn., where he held a responsible and prominent position in railroad circles. As was his custom, he and Mrs. Lasley had gone to the sunny south for the winter, arriving in Miami only last Friday. No particulars were given as to his illness in the message to the brother here and so far as he knew he had not been in ill health. He was about 57 years of age.
     The body was to be returned for burial to Minneapolis where he had resided for many years. Several adult children with the widow, survive, as do these brothers and sisters: Everett and Lewis Lasley and Mrs. Hattie Tibbett, of Minneapolis, Mrs. Mary Ridenour, and Mrs. Amanda Fornshell, of Indiana, and harry Lasley of Henderson, together with the brother here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 11, 1932
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Lathem, Margaret Ann [Betz]

     Mrs. Margaret Ann Lathem, of near Morgan Center, aged about 70, died suddenly last Friday and was buried Saturday. She weighed about 300 pounds and was the sister of Ethanil Betz, James Betz, Colonel Betz, Oliver Betz, Amos Betz, John Betz, Smith Betz, George Betz and we think one other whom we have forgotten.

[Note: Born October 19, 1822.Died April 29, 1892 and buried in Robinson Cemetery in Morgan Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 4, 1892
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Lattin, Dianna C.

     Mrs. Dianna C. Lattin, wife of Dr. C.A. Lattin, whose serious illness has been mentioned in the Journal from time time, died this Friday morning, July 6, 1894 at 9 o'clock, at her home near Angola. Her funeral will occur Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m. at Clay Chapel. Burial by Wetherholt. She was a most estimable lady with a large circle of relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.

Gallipolis Journal
July 11, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lattin, Savanah F. [Bickle]

     DIED - At her residence in Crown City, Jan. 7th, 1880, of Typhoid Pneumonia, Savanah F. Lattin, wife of Dr. C. A. Lattin, and daughter of Rev. A. Bickle, of Salem, Illinois.
     The deceased was born in this county, was 32 years old; accompanied her father to Salem, where she spent a few years, making many friends during her stay. She returned to this county in 1869, where she has since lived. She joined the M. E. Church in early childhood, in whose communion she lived until her death. She was quiet and reserved in her manner, and bore her last illness with Christ-like patience. She died trusting in Jesus.
     She leaves a husband, one child, two sisters, with many other relatives, to mourn her loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, Jan. 15, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lautenslager, Amelia [Brandstetter]

Death of Mrs. Amelia Lautenslager 
     Mrs. Amelia Lautenslager, daughter of Xavier Brandstetter, died this (Wednesday) morning Jan. 30, 1924, of heart disease at the age of 80 years. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. K. K. Morris of Cleveland and Mrs. Bird Rose of this city and one son, Frank Rinderle of Sidney, one sister, Mrs. Sophia Nagels of Columbus and her niece Miss Emma Wharis. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. W.N. Hayward is in charge of the burial.

[Note: Death Certificate..Amelia Lautenslager born April 1844, Baden, Germany; died Jan. 30 1924 Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio; 80 years of age. Widow/Henry Lautenslager. Cause of Death: Acute Dilatation of heart/cardiac disease. Burial: Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallia Times 
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1924 
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Lautenschlager, Henry

Death of Henry Lautenschlager
     Last Sunday evening, September 26, 1898, at about 10:30 o'clock, Mr. Henry Lautenschlager passed quietly away in death. He had not been enjoying good health for some years, but had only been confined to his bed about two weeks before his death. 
     He was born at Wurtumburg, Germany, February 17, 1830. He came to this country in 1852, and located at Cincinati. He was a shoemaker by trade, giving up that business in 1854, and engaged in the hotel business. 
     At Ironton, O., during the war, he was proprietor of the Ironton House. He was united in marriage at Ironton to a Mrs. Cook, who died while a resident of that city. To this union two children were born, and a son, Mr. Louis Lautenschlager, still survives. 
     Deceased came to this city in 1874, and took charge of the Merchants Hotel, then conducted by Mrs. Amelia Rinderle, whom he married. To them one daughter was born, Miss Theresa Lautenschlager. Deceased was a memberof the Knights of Pythias, becoming connected with that Order in this city in 1878. He leaves besides his wife, one son and one daughter, and several step-children. 
     The funeral services were conducted from his late home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Gelvin, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The burial was at the Pine Street Cemetery, by Wetherhol, under the auspieces of the Knights of Pythias.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct 1, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lavin, Wm.

Death by Violence
     A sad affair occurred in this city last Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the almost immediate death of one of our citizens. The parties were Mr. Wm. Lavin, an old gentleman of 60 years or more, and John A. Van Vleck, a youth of 13 years, and son of Dr. J. A. Van Vleck. The death of Mr. Lavin was the result.
     The only judicial examination of the case that has taken place, was the one before Coroner Wall, on Thursday. The verdict was, that "Lavin came to his death by a sharp pointed knife in the hands of John A. Van Vleck, by which the femoral artery, on the left side, was partly severed." The testimony, substanially, developed these facts. It seems that John Van Vleck and James Lavin, both youths, got into a fight at the river, at the foot of Dufour's wharf. Mrs. Lavin, the mother of the boy and wife of the deceased, being present, parted them. Mr. Lavin, the victim in this sad affair, hearing of the fight, went to the bank of the river, to inquire into it, and probably to stop further quarrelling.
     Young Van Vleck soon after came up the wharf, with his knife open, in his hand, whittling. As he reached the top of the bank, some words passed between Lavin and the boy, when the former took hold of Van Vleck, and, in the attempt to wrestle the knife from the boy's hands, a short scuffle ensued. Lavin succeeded in getting possession of the knife, and then stepped back a few spaces, when it was discovered that he was stabbed, from the blood spurting from the wound quite freely. He walked 75 or 80 feet, and then fell, and died within 12 or 15 minutes. At what part of the scuffle the cutting was done, the witnesses were unable to tell. The knife was a common one-bladed Barlow.
     Mr. Lavin has been a resident of our city for some years, and was known and respected as a quiet and inoffensive citizen. Van Vleck was before Mayor Damron on Friday, and waiving an examination, was bound over to Court, in the sum of $1,000.

The Gallipolis Journal 
July 22, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lawhorn, Mrs. J. M.

Found Dead
     Mrs. Lawhorn, wife of Mr. J. M. Lawhorn, section foreman on the K. & M. Railroad, and living in the house just this side of Three-mile bridge on the Kanawha known as the Cedar Tree Place, was found lying along side of the K. & M. railroad track just outside of the Waggener yard limits last Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in a dying condition. She expired shortly after she was discovered. She had gone away from home to look for some Life ever-lasting and other things to make some cough syrup and was evidently on her way home when discovered.
     A coroner’s inquest was held but they could not decide what caused the death and therefore rendered their decision cause of death unknown, but probably due to epileptic convulsions. The deceased was 24 years old, leaves a husband and three small children.
     Her remains were taken to Northup, Gallia County, Ohio, Monday to her parents home where the funeral was preached and interment took place.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
January 24, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lawless, Herbert

Herbert Lawless Dies In Florida
     Herbert Lawless, 59, a native of the Porter community, died Tuesday in Delray Beach, Fla. He had been an executive with two publishing firms, the Periodical Service Bureau and Keystone Readers Service.
     Mr. Lawless was the son of the late Lawrence and Lillian Summers Lawless. He attended Bidwell-Porter Schools, and graduated from Bidwell-Porter High School in 1922. He attended Ohio University. His residence was in Sandusky and he had spent the winter in Florida. He is survived by his wife and a son, and one brother, Donovan Lawless, of St. Louis, Mo. 
     Services were held in Delray and the body was cremated, and will be interred in Vinton Memorial Park. Mr.    Lawless was a benefactor of the Porter Methodist Church, having made many sizeable gifts for the improvement of the church. He had planned upon his retirement to reside in the village.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 24, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lawless, James

     LAWLESS - Near Porter, Gallia County, Ohio, April 8th, of consumption, James Lawless in the sixty-third year of his age.
     He was a native of North Carolina. He came to this county at an early age and settled in Gallia County where he remained up to his death. He was for many years a member of God's church, and worthily exhibited its principles by a correct demeanor and constant devotion. In his last moments he was clear and trustful in his experience. A wife and nine children mourn their loss.
G.W. Isaminger

[Note: He is buried at Fairview CE. Gravemarker date of death April 8, 1863.]

Simmerman files, Tope file with a notebook of handwritten obituaries that Ann Simmerman copied from Mary Tope's scrapbook, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page


Lawless, James I.

J. I. Lawless, 80, Bidwell, Dies Tuesday
     James I. Lawless, 80, Bidwell, died around 2:30 a.m., today at his home. He had been in failing health eight years, and in serious condition since last December after suffering a stroke.
     A retired farmer, and a trustee for 12 years in Springfield Twp., he was born April 8, 1888, in Springfield Twp., son of the late James Leonard and Fannie Penney Lawless.
     Surviving are the following children: Atwood Lawless, Fostoria; Charles Lawless, Toledo; Mrs. Robert (Iris) McKean, Fostoria; and a foster son, Lloyd Erwin, Huntington, W. Va. Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. One sister, Miss Emma Lawless, survives.
     He was a member of the Westerman Methodist church. Services will be held 1 p.m., Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Freeland Norris officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 19, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lawless, Janetta

     Died, in Porter, June 27th, 1869, Janetta, wife of Merriman Lawless, in the 30th year of her age. The deceased was an exemplary woman, and an affectionate wife and mother. With [an] unassuming disposition, she moved peacefully along the quiet walks of life, winning the confidence and esteem of all who formed her acquaintance. She was converted when about fourteen years old, and in the hour of her departure from time triumphed in the Christian's faith. The husband and motherless little ones are truly bereaved; but it is their privilege to look to Him for comfort whose grace can sustain them and bring them at last to that bright home where parted friends shall meet again.         J. W. M.

The Gallipolis Journal 
July 22, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                     Top of Page


Lawless, John

DIED
     Lawless - Near Porter, July 1oth, 1882, John, son of Meriman and Nettie Lawless, aged 17 years and 10 months. Johnny was a member of the M. E. Church for several years and was truly a Christian boy, loved by all. Although afflicted for many years, he murmured not, and in his last illness (consumption) his Christian resignation was conspicuous, always expressing a willingness to go at the Master's call. He has gone to his reward. C.

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1882
Page 3, Column 6
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Lawless, Leonard

Death of Mr. Lawless
     Mr. Leonard Lawless of Porter passed away in the Holzer hospital Wednesday night, February 25, 1925, after a few weeks of severe illness with kidney trouble. He was brought to the hospital just two weeks before his death and everything possible was done to save his life, but to no avail. Funeral services were conducted at the Porter church Sunday at 1 P.M. By Rev. R.R. Denney and the I. O.O.F. Lodge, of which he was a member.
     Mr. Lawless, who was about 70 years of age, is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Ema who is a teacher in the Bidwell-Porter school, one son, James and three grand-children. He was a good man and an excellent neighbor, and will be mourned by many friends.
Burial at Fairview cemetery in Springfield township.

Gallia Times
March 5, 1925
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lawless, Lillie G.

Mrs. Lawrence Lawless Dies Near Midnight
     Lillie G. Lawless, wife of Lawrence A. Lawless, died at 11:45 Wednesday night at their home in Porter. Death was caused by liver trouble and ended a serious illness of two months’ duration.
     Mrs. Lawless was a native and lifelong resident of that community having been born at Porter, Oct. 19, 1871, and having reached the age of 62 years, eight months and eight days. She was a daughter of David and Eliza Poindexter Summers.
     On Sept. 7, 1897, she and Mr. Lawless were united in marriage by Rev. B. F. Dudding. Two sons of this union survive; Donovan Lawless, Philadelphia, and Herbert, Cleveland. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister; Hal Summers and Mrs. Minnie McMillen, Jackson; Edward Summers, Columbus.
Mrs. Lawless was a member of the Porter M. E. Church and was highly esteemed. 
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o’clock Saturday, with Rev. R. R. Denney in charge. Burial in Vinton Memorial Cemetery by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 28, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Lawless, Lydia [Rothgeb] 

     OBITUARY - Lydia Rothgeb, daughter of Henry and Sarah Butcher Rothgeb and the eighth child of a family of 12, only two of whom survive, was born Nov. 19, 1844 and died Feb. 8, 1920, aged 75 years, 2 months and 19 days. She was married to James Lawless in Jan. 1888. 
     At an early age she united with the Christian Church and lived a consistent Christian life, attending the services of the church as long as she was physicially able. During her last sickness she told her daughter-in-law that her sufferings would soon be over and that she was not afraid of death. The following hymn was one of her favorites.

"I would not live always; 
I ask not to stay where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way.
The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here,
are enough for life's joys, full enough of its cheer.

Who, who would lie always, away from his God--
Away from yon Heaven, that blissful abode,
Where rivers of pleasures flow bright ov'er the plains,
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns."

     Truly a good woman has gone to her reward.

[Note: Burial in Clark Chapel Cemetery in Morgan Township]

Gallia Times
Feb. 19, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Lawless, Margaret [Sawyers]

     In Springfield tp., near Porter, on the 23d day of January, 1880, of pneumonia, Mrs. Margaret Lawless, better known as Aunt Peggie, aged 77 years and 9 days. And so another good Christian has fallen asleep in Jesus. And although there seemed to be but few immediate relatives left to mourn her loss, she has a host of sorrowing friends who sadly miss her here.

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


Lawless, Olive Etta

     DIED - in Springfield township, near Porter, October 18th, 1867, Olive Etta, daughter of Merriman and Jannetta Lawless, in the 8th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 24, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lawless, Samuel J.

     Samuel J. Lawless, son of Merriman and Janette Lawless, was born near Porter, O., August 8th, 1862. He was married to Miss Maggie Kelley, near Porter, O., by Rev. Hiram Howe, April 29th, 1884. He died of consumption at his residence in Porter, Ohio, on the 11th of November, 1894, at the age of 32 yrs., 8 mo., and 3 days, and leaves to mourn their great loss, a beloved and loving wife, sister and brother; also, many sorrowing relatives and a large circle of friends. 
     He was a consistent member of the M.E. Church for about nine years before his death, and was all his life a faithful attendant at church and Sunday school as long as health permitted. He died, as he had lived, trusting in the merits of Jesus Christ. The evening before his death his wife read to him from the New Testament Scripture. He then committed her to the care of his Heavenly Father, his soul to Jesus and in the enjoyment of the peace, consolation and hopes of the Gospel of Jesus, he gently and sweetly passed from the labors and duties of earth to the rest and and joys of Heaven. He was a loving and faithful husband, a good citizen, and an honest man, and we join in weeping with those who weep and mourning with those who mourn. 
     His funeral services were conducted by the writer, and attended by a large crowd of people at Porter M.E. Church, Nov. 13th. The sermon was from the test: I shall be satisfied when I awake with Thy likeness. J.W. Smith

[Note: Samuel is buried in Fairview-Long Cemetery in Springfield Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 15, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Lawless, William

     DIED - At his home near Porter, O., October 3d, 1894, Mr. Wm Lawless, in the 83d year of his age. He was born near where his death occurred, April 5th, 1812. A companion and eight children survive him. He had been afflicted for about eight years, not able to attend to any business. He was a good neighbor, highly respected by all who knew him. He is gone but not forgotten.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. R. Denney. Text: Job 16 and 22. Burial at Long’s Cemetery by Glassburn.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 13, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Lawless, William Albertus (Burt)

Bert Lawless, Spanish War Veteran, Passes
     William Albertus (Bert) Lawless, who had been in failing health the past two years, died this morning at 4:45 at his home on Mill Creek street. Death was ascribed to chronic myocarditis.
     Mr. Lawless was born in Porter sixty three years ago, the son of George and Caroline Humphrey Lawless and lived his entire life in this county.
     In 1901 Mr. Lawless married May Thomas, who with two daughters survive him. The daughters both of whom are married are Mrs. Downie Frazier, Eagle, W.Va., and Mrs. Thomas Forsythe, of Fountain Park, Union county. He also leaves a sister Mrs. Frances Gore, of Columbus, and six grandchildren.
     Mr. Lawless saw service in Porto [sic] Rico during the Spanish-American war and will be buried with a military escort.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Elias Wetherholt's funeral home at First avenue and Cedar street. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetary.

Gallipolis Tribune
October 30, 1933
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Lawrence, Charles M.

Death of Chas. Lawrence
     Charles M. Lawrence, whose critical illness we noted in last week’s Leader, died last Saturday at his home near Alberta, having been ill but five days. His death was due to a complication of ailments coupled with pneumonia. While medical skill and loving hands did everything possible to prolong his life, the fist of Him who rules our incomings and outgoings had been issued and after a brief struggle, the sufferer’s spirit took its flight to that home the Christian believes is the fulfillment of the life everlasting.
     Mr. Lawrence was a splendid young man and well liked by all who knew him, and his untimely death is deeply deplored.
     The deceased was born June 24, 1879; departed this life May 4, 1907, aged 27 years, 10 months and 20 days.  He is a native of West Virginia having at one time made his home in this county. After his marriage to Miss Sylvia E. Colwell, of Vanceton, on February 22, 1905, they have lived near Alberta. One child was born to this union which died in infancy.
      Besides his wife, he leaves a mother, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn their loss. At the age of 15, he gave his heart to God and united with the M. E. Church.  The funeral was held Monday at Pine Grove church, conducted by Rev. J. P. McNeilan, pastor of the M. E. Church.  Funeral direction H. K. Butler had charge of the burial which followed in the church cemetery --  Vinton, Ohio Leader.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
May 29, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lawrence, Beverly I. [Rowland]

     Beverly I. Lawrence, 43, 49379 McKenzie Ridge Road, Racine, died Tuesday, November 26, 1996 in the Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, following an extended illness. Born June 27, 1953 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of Herbert E. Rowland and Phyllis I. Criner Rowland of Gallipolis.
     She was retired from civil service, where she was employed as a registered nurse at the Blanchfield Army Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
     She attended the Racine First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Racine American Legion Auxiliary and the Racine Area Community Organization (RACO). She was a 1971 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a 1974 graduate of the Holzer School of Nursing.
     She was active in Girl Scouting in her elementary and high school years and served as a Girl Scout Leader for 10 years in Tennessee, where she and her family had resided for 19 years and her husband was assigned to Fort Campbell as a command sergeant major.
     She married Gene Roy “George” Lawrence (CSM, retired) on May 18, 1974 in Gallipolis. He survives, as does a daughter, Dara Lawrence, at home. Also surviving, in addition to her parents, is her mother-in-law, Jeanette Lawrence of Racine.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 1996 in the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine, with the Rev. Larry Haley officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Racine. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 29, 1996.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc., 1373 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212-2814.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 28, 1996
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


Lawrence, Evelyn

Mrs. Lawrence Died At 8:45 A.M.
     Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence, widow of Ferd Lawrence, died at 8:45 this morning at her home in Kanauga. She had been in failing health a long time and for weeks her condition had been serious, if not hopeless. During her invalidism she was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Miss Lulu Lawrence, who lived at home.
     Mrs. Lawrence was a native of Lincoln County, W. Va. Her husband died in 1914 and they are survived by these children, in addition to the one already named: Leonard Lawrence, Huntington, Mrs. Catherine Huffman, Griffithsville, W. Va., Everett Lawrence, Columbus; Ferd Lawrence, 58 Pine Street, this city; Mrs. Clarence Mulford, Cheshire, now somewhat improved after a long illness; Mrs. Tom Adams, Kanauga, and Ashford Lawrence, who is in the armed forces and stationed in New Jersey. Another daughter, Mrs. Grady Copeland, died three years ago in Flint, Michigan.
     Funeral arrangements had not been completed when the foregoing lines were written. A funeral director of Hamlin, W. Va., was summoned.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 23, 1945

Lawrence Funeral To Be At 10 Friday At Kanauga Church
     Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence will be held at 10 o’clock at the Kanauga Church with Rev. E. C. Venz in charge. Then the funeral party will leave for Griffithsville, W. Va. where a short service about 2 p.m. at Eden Baptist Church will precede the interment in the May Cemetery.
     Mrs. Lawrence, who died at 8:45 Wednesday morning at her home in Kanauga, was in her 86th year, having been born in West Virginia (then Virginia) on September 7, 1859. She was the widow of Michael Lawrence (not Ferd as stated in yesterday’s paper) who died in 1914. Among the surviving relatives are 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 24, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Lawrence, Evelyn

Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence Dies at Kanauga
GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence died at her home in Kanauga Wednesday after a long illness. She was born in Lincoln County, W. Va., and was the widow of the late Ferd Lawrence, who died in 1914.  
     They are survived by the following children: Miss Lulu Lawrence, living at home; Leonard Lawrence, Huntington; Mrs. Catherine Huffman, Griffithsville, W. Va.; Everett Lawrence, Columbus; Ferd Lawrence, Jr., 58 Pine St., Gallipolis; Mrs. Clarence Mulford, Cheshire; Mrs. Tom Adams, Kanauga; and Ashford Lawrence of the U. S. Army, and stationed in New Jersey.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but burial will probably take place at Mrs. Lawrence’s old home in West Virginia, it was said Wednesday night.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, May 24, 1945

Lawrence Funeral Service Held Today
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for the late Mrs. Evelyn Lawrence, who died at her home in Kanauga Wednesday, after a long illness, were held at 10 o’clock Friday morning at the Methodist Church there by Rev. E. C. Venz.
     The funeral party left for Girffithsville, W. Va., where a brief service was to be held at 2 p.m. at Eden Baptist Church with interment following in the May Cemetery there.

Athens Messenger
Friday, May 25, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lawrence, Ferd

Mr. Lawrence Died Sunday At Holzer
     Ferd Lawrence, 72, a retired attendant of the Gallipolis State Institute, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital. He had been in failing health since 1946, and suffered a series of strokes. He had been in the hospital for a day. Mr. Lawrence resided at 150 Garfield Ave., and had been retired from the institute since 1959 after working there 33 years.
     He was born in Lincoln county, W. Va., on Dec. 14, 1889, the son of the late Michael and Eveline Webb Lawrence, one of 12 children. Three brothers and three sisters who survive are Leonard of Barboursville, W. Va., Everett of Stewart, Fla., Ashford of Alkol, W. Va., Mrs. Delbert (Kathleen) Hoffman of Hamlin, W. Va. , Miss Lula Lawrence of Stewart, Fla., and Mrs. Tom (Nettie) Adams of Kanauga.
     His marriage to the former Mae Mink, took place at Rio Grande on March 30, 1918, and she survives. A daughter, Jean Lawrence, died at the age of 20 in 1946.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

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


Lawrence, Jean

A MEMOIR

JEAN LAWRENCE
     A bright and winsome girl loved by young and old alike has been chosen by Providence to leave this world of sin, pain and sorrow, to grace the beautiful gardens of Paradise. She loved life and reached out for happiness as a flower reaches for the sun and dew.
     She shared her love with others, her parents, relatives and neighbors, as well as with her young friends and all feel a deep sense of personal grief, at her passing. She was adored by her parents who devoted their lives to her. Nothing was left undone by them to ease her suffering, she had skilled surgical, medical and nursing care. It is a great source of comfort to those to know they gave "only the best" to Jean. 
     She was a gallant girl, even when she knew her days were numbered she would dress up and go out with her friends and would bear her distress bravely and silently, wishing to avoid causing any worry to anyone. She appreciated everything beautiful, music, flowers, pretty clothes. "Nothing we love is ever lost" so while we cannot see Jean with the natural eye she will always live in our hearts and memories. The following poem describes Jean's life very aptly.

Her kind words brought (missing word) to the heart
And played in life a potent part
She drove away despair and gloom
And for true happiness made room.           Written by Mrs. Virgil Thaxton

[Note: from death certificate ...Iona Jean Lawrence born Sept. 12, 1924; died April 1, 1946; burial Pine Street]

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


Lawson, Clara

East Gallipolis Resident Dies At State Hospital
     Mrs. Clara Lawson, who was removed a few weeks ago to the Athens State hospital, died there about noon Monday. The remains will be returned to her home in East Gallipolis by A. E. Tope Monday evening. Further particulars and funeral notice will be given later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 6, 1930

Lawson Funeral Thursday 
     Funeral services for Mrs. Albert Lawson, who died Monday, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at her late home in East Gallipolis, Rev. Smith officiating. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery in charge of A. E. tope. Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband and twelve children, Alvin, Clarence, Gertrude, Herman, Kenneth, Lois, Ruth, James, Raymond, Lena Mae, Albert, Jr., and Charles.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 7, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Lawson, John

     On the 19th last, at Chillicothe, John Lawson, of Gallipolis, formerly a Representative in the Ohio Legislature from Gallia county, was instantly killed by the cars under the following circumstances:

"It seems that Lawson had remained in the city overnight with some friends, and had repaired to the depot to await the train going east, when he expected to return to Gallipolis. Seeking the shade, he sought refuge under some freight cars on the side track, and fell asleep with his neck on his arm, the latter resting on one of the rails. An engine came out and proceeded to shift the cars for the making up of a train, and they moved backward and forwards several times over the unconscious Lawson before he was discovered as above."
     His head and one of his feet were severed from his body, creating a horrible and ghastly mutilation. The remains were taken in charge by the Masonic fraternity, and forwarded to his friends at Gallipolis.

Page 1 of the Athens Messenger 
August 4, 1870
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely

Lawson, John

     On Thursday evening, about 5 o'clock, the remains of the late John Lawson were brought to town, by hearse from Chillicothe, the scene of his sad and untimely end. The coffin, a very handsome one, temporarily enclosed in a deal case, was taken to the family residence on State street, where, according to previous arrangement, the members of "the Morning Dawn Lodge," (who had taken charge of the remains) assisted by delegates from other neighboring Lodges, and a large number of citizens, in carriages and on foot, assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to their late brother and friend. The whole then formed into procession and proceeded to the Universalist Church where the funeral services were read by the Rev. R. Breare, who also delivered a very impressive discourse, eulogizing, in his usual eloquent and affectionate manner, the merits of the deceased in every relation in life. The simple and beautiful services for the burial of the dead, according to the Masonic Order, were then commenced, brother J. Hunt officiating, and the procession again formed, and proceeded [sic] by muffled drums, took its way to the Cemetry [sic], where the Masonic rights were resumed and the corps [sic] interred, the shades of a dreary evening putting an appropriate end to the melancholy offices before they had been quite completed.

The Gallipolis Journal 
July 28, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lawson, John K.

John Lawson’s Body Arrives Today 
     Mr. J. A. Lawson of Huntington has received word from Government officials saying the body of Lieut. John K. Lawson will arrive Thursday at Hoboken. The body will be forwarded to Gallipolis for burial as soon as possible. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 25, 1921

Funeral of Lieut. Lawson Occurs Sunday Afternoon
     The bodies of Lieut. John Lawson and Ben Stormont will arrive here from France sometime Saturday. The body of Lieut. Lawson will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sibley. The military funeral will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Albion Ross and the American Legion at the Episcopal Church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon with burial at Mound Hill in charge of funeral directors Wetherholt and Entsminger. The funeral hour has not been set for Ben Stormont’s funeral, but it will be at the Stormont residence and burial at Mound Hill by undertaker Geo. W. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 1, 1921                                                                         Top of Page


Lawson, John Kinghorn

Our Soldier Dead
Four Funerals Sunday Over Remains Back From France 
Lawson, Stormont, Richards and Vance “Home Again.”
     The body of First Lieut. John K. Lawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lawson of Huntington, W. Va., will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Sibley on Third Avenue until 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, when the funeral will occur at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Mr. Ross officiating. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger with the American Legion in attendance.
     Lieut. Lawson was a charming man, whose personality radiated kindness, good cheer, courage and love to all who knew him. His nature was noble, his influence inspiring, his life admirable from beginning to end. All Gallipolis had a warm heart for him, and the news of his death in May, 1919, came with stunning force not only to his immediate family and friends, but to the entire community.
     Lieutenant Lawson died of appendicitis while serving in the medical corps of the American expeditionary forces in France. He was commissioned first lieutenant in January, 1918, and was sent overseas in the following August. During the drive of the allies in the fall of 1918, he was stationed just behind the lines, first in the Argonne Forest, then at Fleury S. Aire and Neubecourt. After signing of the armistice, he was assigned to the Argonne sector, where he died in May, 1918.
     Lieutenant Lawson was born at Gallipolis, on November 16, 1892. He attended Rio Grande College and Ohio State University. In 1916 he received the degree of M. D. from the latter institution. After serving his internship in Miami Valley Hospital, he took a post-graduate course at the Orthopaedic Surgery hospital, New York. Afterward he gave a course of lectures in the medical college at Columbia University, and for a time was chief surgeon at the Wright airplane plant at Dayton. For a short time before enlistment in the medical corps, he practiced his profession at Dayton.
     The National Cyclopedia of American Biography says of him: “In and out of the service Lieutenant Lawson was a general favorite; bright, gallant, handsome, urbane, of a jolly disposition, of winsome personality, he commanded the respect and esteem of all. A comrade said of him: ‘Lieutenant Lawson’s wonderful smile won him unnumbered devoted friends. I have seen the hospital staff, including nurses, after days and nights of continuous work, all have long and woebegone faces from overwork and fatigue, when upon the entrance of that wonderful lad their faces would clear up and the whole situation would change, better work resulting there from.”
     The following is executed according to resolution adopted by the Ex-Interns Society of the Miami Valley Hospital at their last annual meeting,

    We who have friends and associates of Dr. Lawson stand face to face with the unanswered question: “Why must such a useful man, as was our friend, be taken in the very springtime of his service?” A few short weeks ago we were all filled with pride in the spirit that prompted him to offer all he had in the service of our country. Through the stress and turmoil of all those anxious days he stood faithfully in answer to his country’s need. Now that peace has come again, we hoped that he might enjoy the fruits of his labor with us. But his work on earth was finished and he has gone to answer that higher call. His going has left us desolate and defeated. In vain we beat our hands against the door of life that closed behind him. He has gone to other duties and the life we cherished so fondly is now just a memory.
     To you who feel his loss in a vastly more intimate way than is possible to us, we reach out a boundless sympathy. No other can ever come to you to fill the place he has left, but we trust that time will bring you comfort for the pain that now distresses you almost beyond endurance.

     The pall-bearers are Fred Ashworth, Otto Le Blanc, Frank Deardorff, Dr. C. E. Holzer, Ellis Sibley and Fred Johnston.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lawson Thank Kind Friends
     Mr. and Mrs. John A. Lawson desire to extend their heartfelt thanks to many kind friends, to the American Legion, Rev. Dr. Ross, Mrs. Morgan, florist, and funeral directors Wetherholt & Entsminger for the many kindnesses shown them during their late bereavement when their son, Lieut. Lawson was brought home from France for burial.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 8, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron