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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


Layne, Emma

Layne
     Mrs. Emma Layne, wife of Garrett A. Layne, died Thursday morning after a lingering illness of lung trouble, leaving a husband and two children, Gerald and Helen, a father, Mr. I. J. Walters, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Woods. She had been in poor health for many months and Mr. Layne did all that human could do, taking her south several times to a more mild climate, but the grim destroyer would not be denied. The funeral will occur probably Sunday afternoon, and the burial will be at Mound Hill by Weatherholt and will be private. 

[Note: From Stone, B - 10-20-1878 D - 1-5-1905]

Gallipolis Bulletin 
Jan. 6, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII, NO. 11
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Layne, Garrett Alonzo

Garrett Layne Dies Tuesday
     Garrett Alonzo Layne, 85, who during his active years in Gallipolis played a prominent part in the produce business, died at his home, 651 Fifth Ave., at 1 a.m., Tuesday.
     A native of Crown City, Mr. Layne had had a long business life. He attended school at Crown City and later attended the Eastman Business school at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. After his graduation from school he taught for a period of about five years in Gallia county schools. Later he went to Catlettsburg, Ky., where he was bookkeeper for two firms, J. C. Carpenter Co., and the H. Kreish Co.
     About 50 years ago, in partnership with the late Howard Harding he helped to establish a produce firm on the site of the present Farm Bureau corner. Shortly after the turn of the century he went to Pittsburgh where he engaged in the produce business for a period of 30 years.
     About 1940 he returned to Gallipolis and in association with his brother, Stanley, entered the general produce business. At that time they built the building which houses the present C. G. Steele Furniture Co., and about the same time had constructed a fine residence occupied by the W. A. Lee family on Court St.
     Mr. Layne was the son of the late William Marion and Nancy Truesdale Layne. He was one of five children and is survived by two brothers, Dr. Ernest Layne of Huntington and Stanley A. of Gallipolis. He was married several times and is survived by Effie Fillinger, a granddaughter of the late Jonathen Fillinger, one of the early tobacco buyers of this county. A son Gerald Layne, of San Antonio, also survives along with one grand and one great grandchild. There are two step-daughters among the survivors, Mrs. Paul Weisent, Pecos, Texas, and Mrs. John Lamson, Vienna, W. Va.
     Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of Miller's Home for Funerals, are incomplete awaiting word from the son and other relatives.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “7-19-1955” on the obituary. He is buried at Mound Hill.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1955, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Wall file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                                 


Garrett Layne Rites Are Listed Thursday
     Funeral services for Garrett A. Layne, retired produce dealer, will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals Thursday at1 p.m. Rev. Milo Moore, former pastor on the Bidwell charge, will officiate. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s until the funeral hour.
     Pallbearers will be Carl Myers, Stanley Huntington, Aaron Davis, Howard I. Neal, Morris Haskins, Clyde Warner, Knox Williams and Hobart Dillon.

Gallipolis Daily Triune
Wednesday, July 20, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Layne, Hazel Marie

In Loving Memory
     Hazel Marie Layne, daughter of J. M. and Mary H. Layne, was born Aug. 19, 1909. Departed this life Feb. 21, 1927, aged 17 years, 6 months and 2 days.
     She leaves a father and two brothers, Paul Raymond and Kenneth Layne. Several uncles and aunts, Elmer Forshey, Illinois, Thomas Forshey, Chillicothe, Ohio, Albert Forshey, Indiana, Laura Brumfield, Crown City, Ohio, Stella Mannon, Indiana, Addie Brandum, Huntington, W. Va., Mae Williams, deceased, Burt Layne, Proctorville, Ohio, Mrs. Almira Rose, Bladen, Ohio, Ella Phillips, Bladen, Ohio, Effie Warren, Gallipolis, Ohio.
     Her grandmother, Adaline Forshey, still survives her, also her grandfather, Lewis Layne, who is 83 years of age. Her mother died when she was three years old.
     The cause of death was epilepsy with which she was afflicted all her life, caused by having cerebro spinal meningitis. She could not talk, but when at her best, seemed to enjoy herself and was a very patient child for one in her condition.
     Her sufferings are over and our loss is her eternal gain. Let us rest assured with the blessed thought that she has clasped her mother's hand beyond this shadow land where all is bright and fair, to dwell forever more in that city not made with hands.

[Buried in Big Four in Oh Twp.]

Gallipolis Paper
1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Layne, James M.

James M. Layne dies at Cheshire
Rites Set For 2 Tuesday at Big Four Church
     James M. Layne, 76, died at 4:10 Sunday morning at his home half a mile above Cheshire. His death was the result of a stroke suffered on January 15 and he had been bedfast since that date. For 20 years he had lived in Ohio Twp. On Crown City Route 1 up till 10 days after being stricken he moved to the farm he and his son, Raymond, had bought of J. G. Johnson last year.
     Mr. Layne was born May 29, 1869, and, hence, lacked but a month of attaining his 76th birthday. Besides Raymond, two sons, Essa of Cheshire and Kenneth of Crown City, survive; and there are three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Ross and Mrs. W. W. Phillips of Bladen, and Mrs. John Gladman of Northup.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (fast time) Tuesday at Big Four Church, in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens, with burial by C. R. Halley.

[Note: 1945 from tombstone]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Layne, James M.

OBITUARY 
     James M. Layne, son of Lewis and Missouri E. (Mooney) Layne, was born May 29, 1869, and passed away at his home ½ mile above Cheshire, Ohio, about :00 o’clock Sunday morning April 29, age 75 years, 11 months.
He had been bedfast as the result of a stroke suffered January 15, just before moving from his home at Crown City, Route 1, to the above named place.
     In 1905, he and Mary Forshey were united in marriage, she preceding him to the Great Beyond in 1912. To this union was born 2 sons and a daughter. The daughter, Hazel, passed away in 1927; the sons, Raymond of Cheshire, Ohio, and Kenneth of Crown City, Ohio, and another son, Essa, remain to mourn his passing.
     Three sisters: Mrs. Jesse Ross of Bladen, Ohio, Mrs. W.W. Phillips, Bladen, Ohio, and Mrs. John Gladman of Northup, Ohio, survive, while his brother Bert Layne went on before a few years ago. Eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren have lost a devoted grandfather.
     While Mr. Layne identified himself with no earthly religious organization during his lifetime, yet, in consequence of his genial manner and liberality, he won unto himself the respect and esteem of a wide circle of neighbors and friends. A beautiful though is gleaned from a few lines which the poet has written:

As I stand by the Cross on the lone mountain crest;
Looking over the ultimate sea
In the gloom of the mountain a ship lies at res,
And one sails away from the lea;
One spreads its white whigs on a far-reaching track,
With pennant and sheet flowing free;
One hides in the shadows with sails laid aback –
The ship is waiting for me!

But lo, in the distance the clouds break away,
The gate’s glowing portals I see;
And I hear from the outgoing ship in the bay
The song of the sailors in glee,
So I think of the luminous footprints that bore
The comfort o’er dark Galilee
And wail for the signal to go to the shore
The ship that is waiting for me.


Unknown newspaper
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow                                                                           Top of Page

Layne, James Monroe

J. M. Layne Is Claimed At Age 78 Wednesday
     James Monroe Layne, 78, died at 10:45 a. m., Wednesday at his home, 2127 Chestnut St., after a lengthy illness. He was a retired employee of the Jeffrey Co., in Columbus.
     Mr. Layne was born in Ohio twp., Sept. 20, 1885, one of 11 children born to the late Ziba and Mary Johnson Layne. Two brothers and four sisters who survive are Charles and Sherman Layne and Mrs. Roy (Elizabeth) Boster, all of Bladen, Mrs. C. B. (Amanda) Neal, Mrs. Earl (Almira) Cox and Mrs. Mary Lynch, all of Gallipolis survive. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     His marriage to the former Verbie Cox took place in 1910 and she preceded him in death in November, 1959. A son, Harland, preceded him in death in 1957.
     Surviving children are Granville and Lloyd Layne, Mrs. Leona Runion and Mrs. Kendell (Lucille) Steele, all of Columbus, Mrs. Ernest (Malvill) Maxwell, Mrs. Kenton (Gladola) Mitchell and Mrs. Erwin (Clara) Viars, all of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Walter (Clestine) Mercer of Cheshire. There are 33 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Father Emmet Smith will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 31, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Layne, Mary Jane

Mrs. Z. M. Layne Dead
     Mrs. Mary Jane Layne, 84, wife of Mrs. Z. M. Layne, died at the family home at Bladen Friday morning, March 31, 1933. Funeral services were held Monday by Rev. Lee Wallace, burial in the King Cemetery.
     Surviving children are Gildrow, Charles, James and Sherman Layne, Mrs. C. B. Neal, Mrs. Malcolm Angel, Mrs. Roy Boster, Mrs. Earl Cox and Mrs. Walter Lynch. Another daughter, Mrs. Laura Green, died some time ago. Mrs. Layne leaves 47 grandchildren and 19 great-greatchildren.

Gallipolis Paper
March 31, 1933
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Leach, Joseph William

Joseph Leach
     CHESHIRE- Joseph William Leach, 82, Cheshire, died Friday, March 19, 1993, at Overbrook Center in Middleport following an extended illness. He was born in West Virginia on July 1, 1910, son of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Clair Leach. He was a coal miner and a shovel operator.
     Mr. Leach is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith Leach, Cheshire; a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Julius McGhee, Mebane, N.C. a son, Arthur Ray Leach, Columbus; four sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Dorothy Leach, Cheshire, Ronald and Margaret Leach, Lake Toxawny, N.C., Joseph and Barbara Leach, Gallipolis, Charles and Kathi Leach, Addison; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Leach, New Lexington; two half-sisters, Bertha Stricker and Anna McCune, both of Quick, W.Va.; two half-brothers, Carl Leach, Minnesota, and Russell Leach, Holiday, Fla.
     Besides his parents, Mr. Leach was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Camp.
     Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Fisher Funeral home in Middleport with Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
Gallipolis, Ohio
March 21, 1933
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Leaper, Harry

Donnally, Price

Soldier Heroes Brought Home
     The bodies of Price Donnally of Crown City and Harry Leaper of Thivenir arrived here Sunday having been returned from France where both died of disease. The bodies were accompanied by Sergeant York who had just recently returned from France, after almost four years of service overseas.    
     Mr Leaper would have been 27 years of age last November. He died of flu in a hospital in France Oct. 8, 1918. He was married, his wife being formerly Miss Jessie Rose and also leaves two young daughters, Mildred and Hilda. The funeral took place Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leaper, Rev. Edgar Ewing officiating. He was buried with military honors at Mound Hill Cemetery under the auspices of the American Mechanics lodge of which he was a member.
     Charles Donnally, father of Price Donally, arrived here from Crown City Sunday evening and took charge of his son's body which was taken to Crown City Monday.
     Mr. Donnally died of disease in France after seeing active service on the battlefield where he was severely wounded. He was unmarried.
     The funeral and burial took place at Mercerville Tuesday.

[Note: Donnally stone, Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Twp.: 1894-14 Oct 1918. Leaper stone, Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis: 1893-1918]

Gallipolis newspaper
October 1918
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                           Top of Page


Leaper, Herbert A.

H. A. Leaper, Gallia Native, Dies At Age 62
     Herbert A. Leaper, 62, a native of Gallia county, and a resident of 72 Powhatan Ave., Columbus, who was employed by Northway Cab Co., died Friday. He was born in Harrison twp., son of the late Charles and Pearl Harrison, and had lived in Columbus most of his life. He was a first cousin of former Chief of Police Chester Leaper.
     Mr. Leaper is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Leaper of Columbus, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Ethel Call of Worthington, and Mrs. Vesta Peyton of Springfield.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday at the O. R. Woodyard State Street Chapel, and burial will be in Union cemetery.

[Note: There is a discrepency in the surname given for his parents (Harrison). He was actually the son of Charles and Pearl Harrison Leaper.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 19, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leaper, James Eugene

     Died, July 18, 1874, James Eugene, son of Thomas and Mary Leaper, aged 11 years, one month and 25 days. During his last sickness he was patient and resigned, and in his last few hours on earth he called his friends to his bedside and bade them good-bye. He said, "Bless you, uncle Wes., I love everybody." And when he passed away it was with a full consciousness of his work being done, and well done, and with a bright hope of immortality. [Poem by Julia Kinder follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal 
July 30, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Leaper, Lena

Sad Death Of A Little Girl
     Mr & Mrs. Frank Leaper, of Yellow Town, lost their daughter Lana Sunday, Oct. 5, 1902, so suddenly that they are over-whelmed with their sad bereavement. 
     As we learn the particulars Mr. & Mrs. Leaper were going over to Mr. Thomas Leaper's the little girl's grandparent, after dinner in a buggy to visit them. The daughter, aged 13, had eaten a hearty dinner and seemed in good spirits and ran ahead of her parents, expecting them to pick her up as they came along in the buggy. She saw a neighbor, Mrs. Shato, coming and took across the field to meet her while her folks were driving around the road. 
     In running toward Mrs. Shato she seemed to stub her toe and to fall but got up to Mrs. Shato when she fell on her knees and side, called her mother by name and immediately expired, it is supposed either from heart trouble or apoplexy. She is said to have been quite a frail little Miss and her exertions in running after her hearty meal may have caused her death. 
     Her parents will have the great sympathy in their bereavement. Her funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. October 7, 1902, by Rev. John Porter at her late home, the burial by Weatherholt following at the Cottrell Graveyard.

[Note: She was born 8/26/1889 and died 10/5/1902 . Daughter of Frank & Josephine Berridge Leaper.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Oct. 6, 1902
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                                Top of Page


Leaper, Minnie May [Harrington]

Minnie Leaper Dies On Friday
     Mrs. Minnie May Leaper, 86, widow of Albert Leaper, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sheldon Wise, 1139 Second Ave., at 7:50 p.m., Friday. She had spent her entire lifetime in Gallia county and had been a resident of Gallipolis for about five years.
     Mrs. Leaper was born on March 14, 1870, the daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Cooper Harrington. She was married to her late husband on Jan. 1, 1893. He was killed in an auto accident in the McCarleyville area on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941. He was a farmer and at one time the family home was on Rt. 218. Another survivor in addition to the daughter is her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jessie Leaper. There are four grand and 11 great-grandchildren. A son, Harry, lost his life in action in World War I.
     Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel at 2 p.m., Monday. Rev. E. C. Venz will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday and until the hour of the service.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, September 15, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leaper, Wm.

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Thursday, the 8th inst., Mr. Wm. Leaper, aged 29 years, 2 months, and 16 days. By the death of Mr. Leaper, our town loses one of her industrious, honest citizens, whose life was without blame, and whose integrity endeared him to all who knew him. He leaves behind him to mourn his loss, not only a beloved wife and children, but a large circle of relatives and friends, who will cherish his memory. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was followed to the grave by the brothers of the Lodge in full regalia, and buried with the usual ceremonies pertaining to the Order. Peace be to his ashes.

The Gallipolis Journal 
September 15, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lear, Gustave A.

G. A. Lear Died This Afternoon
     Gustave A. Lear, 442 First Ave., died at 12:10 this afternoon, after an illness of nearly five years. He had been cared for, since the death of his wife, in the home of his nephew George A. Lear. Up till last year, Gus Lear had been a familiar figure since he was a young man. He was a quiet, industrious man, well-known by reason of having worked in various places here, including the Gallipolis State Institute.
     Mr. Lear was in his 78th year, having been born beyond Patriot on Feb. 8, 1869, a son of Henry and Caroline Klages Lear. He is survived by a son, Lester A. Lear of Center Sandwich, New Hampshire; one brother, Henry Lear of Columbus, and a sister, Mrs. Augusta Null of Waterloo.
     The body was removed to Entsminger’s mortuary, but funeral arrangements will not be made until the son is heard from.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 24, 1946

Lear Rites Set For 2 Thursday
     Funeral services for Gustave A. Lear will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fred J. Entsminger Funeral Home, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Decedent’s son, Lester, will arrive from New Hampshire on the noon train Wednesday. His wife, Isadora, and decedent’s grandchildren, Pete and Nancy Lear, will remain in Center Sandwich, N. H.
     Rev. L. M. Mohrohoff, pastor of the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Patriot, of which Mr. Lear was a member, will be the officiating minister. Pall bearers are W. W. Sigler, Alva C. Myers, John I. Richards, L. E. Grube, Charles T. Robinson and Charles B. Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 25, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Lear, Henry C.

Henry C. Lear Dies On Sunday
     Henry Crony Lear, 73, a native and lifelong resident of Gallia county, died at his home on Little Bull Skin, at ___ p.m., Sunday. He had engaged in farming for his entire life and early in his life united in the membership of old Siloam Church.
     He was born in this county, March 13, 1882, the son of the late Frederick and Rosina Niday Lear. He was one of ten children born to this union, of whom eight survive. A sister, Birdie preceded him in death. Those who survive are Hoadley, Temple Hill, Ill.; Ed, Mt. Sterling; Eustace and Virgil, Mercerville; Ogal, Gallipolis; John, Huntington; Mrs. Calvin (Elizabeth) Saunders, Mercerville Star Rt., and Mrs. Hershel (Mary) Brumfield, Crown City.
     Mr. Lear was united in marriage to Minnie Sheets, Nov. 27, 1914 and she survives along with these children, Mrs. Homer (Mildred) Edison, Springfield; Mrs. Harold (Sylvia) Waddell, Northup, and Haskell, Columbus, Myrtie, Frances and Raymond preceded him. There are six grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Mercerville Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. E. V. Cremeans officiating. Burial will follow in the old cemetery under the direction of the C. R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 26, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lear, John A.

John A. Lear, Long Ill, Died Early Today
Funeral To Be Held At Entsminger’s At 2 Thursday
     John A. Lear, retired, who had been hopelessly ill for weeks and a patient at the Holzer Hospital since late in December, died there at 7:30 this morning. His home was on Cedar Street adjoining the Methodist Church, of which he had long been a member.
     Mr. Lear was in his 69th year, having been born near Patriot but in Walnut Twp., on June 15, 1874. He was a son of Henry and Carolina Klages Lear.

Here As A Boy

     When a boy of 11 years, he came with his parents to Gallipolis when they were appointed superintendent and matron of the County Infirmary, then located where the OHE dairy is now. He was there seven years or until 1892 and then was employed at the Johnson Bros.’ produce house for a year. Later he worked for Fritz Henkel and his brother, Gustave.
     On April 16, 1896, he was united in marriage to Mary S. Steinbeck of Gallipolis and for five years thereafter assisted his father-in-law, Henry Steinbeck, in the dairy business.
     In 1901 he purchased a farm near Fairfield Church in Green Twp., where he remained for 18 years as a progressive and successful farmer and where his children were born and reared.
     He sold that farm in 1919 and moved to Gallipolis to Cedar St.--and then for 19 years was employed by the Henking-Bovie Wholesale Grocery Co. After that concern went out of business he worked with a brother in Walnut Twp., but for the last two years his health had been seriously impaired.
     Surviving are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. D. (Garnet) Sallaz of Pt. Pleasant and Mrs. Fred (Wilma) Peden of Avon Park, Fla.; three brothers, Fred H. of Patriot, Gustave A. of Gallipolis and Henry A. Lear of Columbus, and a sister, Augusta Lear Null of Waterloo.
     Mr. Lear was a quiet, reserved, industrious man, respected and esteemed as a neighbor and friend, devoted to his home and family, and loyal member of the church and of the St. John’s Bible class.
     Funeral services will be held at the F. J. Entsminger parlors at 2 o’clock Thursday, with Rev. W. S. Westerman in charge. Interment at Mound Hill. Friends may view the features at Entsminger’s after the noon hour Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 25, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lear, Louis

Venerable Man Dead
     Mr. Louis Lear, 83 years old, died 10:30 P. M. Sunday, Apr. 25, 1909, at his residence at 435 First Ave., of old age.  He was born in Germany Mar. 11, 1826, came to this country in 1862, was married at Patriot in 1866, and has resided in Gallipolis since 1869.  Two children survive him, Louis H. of Gallipolis and Fred H, away two years. The funeral will be at the residence at 2 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Mr. Magoire.  Interment at Mound Hill by Hayward.

[Note: Name is Lewis M. Lear on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 26, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lear, Minnie

Death of Mrs. Lear
     Mrs. Minnie Lear of First avenue between Locust and State streets, wife of Mr. Lewis F. Lear, the tailor, died from a complication of serious ailments at 6:40 o'clock, Sunday evening, April 6, 1902.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. A. J. Klindworth, of Pomeroy, of the German Lutheran Church, their church here undergoing repairs.     
     The burial will be conducted by Hayward & son at Mound Hill cemetery. The pall bearers selected by the family are Messrs. Frank Ulsamer, E. E. Geisler, Henry Lear, C. J. Schreck, Lewis Free and A. D. Summers.
Mrs. Lear was a good kindly old German lady highly esteemed by neighbors and acquaintances everywhere, and her death will be greatly regretted by many friends.
     Mrs. Lear was born in Germany 63 years ago, and came to this country with her parents and a sister now Mrs. Minnie Edler, of Pittsburg and who came down from Pittsburg to be at the funeral services. Her folks first settled in Pittsburg afterward removing to this country. She was united in marriage with Mr. Lear 35 years ago. They had five children born to them, two dying when young and one son in Cincinnati something like a year ago, Fred of Erie, Pa., and Lewis of this city being the only children left. Fred is expected here this evening.
     Her death is an overwhelming loss to her aged husband, himself and invalid and will sorely grieve her sons to whom she was a kind and affectionate mother. They will smooth their aged father's pathway as best they can and comfort him in his sorrow.

The Gallipolis Tribune, p. 1
April 7, 1902
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                         Top of Page


Lear, Sophia [Miller]

Mrs. Sophia Lear Died 3:30 Friday At Son’s Home 
Funeral Is Set For 4 [o’clock] Sunday At Entsminger’s Chapel
     Mrs. Sophia C. Lear, long in failing health, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the home of her son, George H. Lear, 442 First Ave. Her decline was all the more rapid as a result of her falling and breaking a hip last April 12. She was in her 75th year.
     Decedent was the widow of Frederick H. Lear, who died at the same address last August 31.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Entsminger’s Chapel, with Rev. Luther M. Mohrhoff, Lutheran minister of Pomeroy in charge. The same minister officiated at Mr. Lear’s funeral; and Mr. and Mrs. Lear were members of the Lutheran Church from childhood on. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Entsminger.
     One of 12 Children Mrs. Lear was one of 12 children born to George and Rachel Grube Miller of Walnut Twp. Her birthdate was April 25, 1871.
     On June 12, 1890, she and Mr. Lear were married. They continued to live in Walnut Twp. until on account of failing health, they sold their farm and came to Gallipolis to be near their children, George H. Lear and Mrs. Millie C. Folden.
     Surviving Mrs. Lear, besides the children named and four grandchildren are these three brothers and a sister: John Miller, Monticello, Minn.; Fred Miller, Paonia, Colorado; August P. Miller, Patriot and Mrs. Millie Miller, widow of Arthur P. Miller, Gallipolis.
     On June 9, 1940 the golden wedding anniversary of the Lears was happily celebrated by a family gathering. A record for the occasion was prepared and read, from which the following lines were excerpted:

“One half century ago on Thursday, June 12, 1890, Fred H. Lear and Sophia C. Miller were united in marriage by Rev. Miller. Witnesses were Gus Grube and Millie C. Miller.”
“After the wedding ceremony they went to the Miller home where the bride, groom, and about 100 relatives and friends partook of a delicious pig roasted in a bake oven.”
“The next day the groom came to take the bride to her new home - not in a Cadillac, but in a comfortable conveyance called a Jolt Wagon, drawn by two horses.”
“It was in this manner that the Lear family started on its half-century of travel which today they have completed.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 14, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Leasure, Clem A.

     GALLIPOLIS -- Clem A. Leasure, 81, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000 in Holzer Medical Center. Born March 7, 1919 in Shirley, W. Va., son of the late Leman A. and Mary Jane White Leasure, he was a laborer. He was twice married to Sally Swiger and Bessie Leasure.
     He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Bessie Leasure; and four brothers, Edward, James, Johnny and Charles Leasure. Surviving are several children from his first marriage, and two sisters, Zelma Lee Reed of Gallipolis, and Janice L. Sullivan of New Cumberland, W. Va.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Le Blanc, Maria Dorothy [Ecker]

Death of Mrs. Marie Le Blanc 
     Mrs. Maria Dorothy La Blanc passed away at her home at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, March 27, 1917, of a complication of ailments, being in her sixty-seventh year. The deceased was born in Alleghany City, PA, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Ecker [Bolte] and came to this county when sixteen years old, residing in Green Township. 
     She was united in marriage to Henry Le Blanc in 1872, no children being born to them. Mr. Le Branc was drowned off a ship November 19, 1887, while upon his return from a trip to Europe. His widow, who was then living on the farm home now owned by L. Glaston, moved to this city the year following and has resided here since. 
     She has been practically an invalid for the past twenty years, but was in a very critical condition for five weeks previous to her demise. Through all her illness she was patient, kind to all who were associated with her and was a lady of high ideals and Christian nature. She was loved by all who had ever known her and her death brings grief to them all. She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church. 
     She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Edward Le Blanc and Mrs. William Smeltzer of this city and half-brother, Frank Bolte of Columbus, also her step-mother of Columbus. 
     The funeral will be conducted from her late home Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. by Rev. R.H. Coulter with interment to follow at Mound Hill Cemetery by the side of her husband, under the direction of Wetherholt.

[Note: Death Certificate..Mary Dorothy born Feb. 22, 1850; died March 28, 1917; age 67 years, 1 month and 6 days. Parents: Henry Bolte and Margaret Ecker, both born Germany.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune 
March 29, 1917 
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


LeBlanc, J. H. (Tony)

Gallia Native Dies in Florida
     J. H. (Tony) LeBlanc, 74, a native and former resident of Gallipolis, died at his home in Clearwater, Fla., Monday. He had moved to Huntington many years ago, and while there was a cashier of the now defunct Day and Night bank. Prior to his fatal illness, which extended over several months, he was engaged in the real estate business at Clearwater.
     LeBlanc was a descendant of a French family which settled in this county. His uncle built the home which is known as the former Gaston place off Rt. 160 beyond the Children’s home.  The LeBlanc family lived in what is now the Clarence Mayes home above State St. extension, and on lower Second Ave.
     He is survived by a daughter, Rachel, wife of Col. I. V. Tedder of Marietta, Ga., and a brother Otto of Huntington. There are two grandchildren. Several sisters preceded him in death. Burial will take place in Clearwater, Fla.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 11, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


LeClercq, Augustin

DIED
     LeClercq - In this city, on Sunday evening last, Mr. Augustin LeClercq, aged 62 years. Born in the year 1805, in the same locality where both himself, his father and his mother died; the memoir of the family is in this wise: That, to escape the horrors of the French revolution of 1783, some six hundred immigrants left their native land in 1790, to seek a home and a place of safety in the land where Washington was the President. Of the number arriving at this point on the 1st day of October, 1790, was Francis LeClercq, and his future wife (being then unmarried). When the site was selected for the town of Gallipolis, and surveyed as now presented, the father became the original purchaser in 1795, of the lot on which he lived and died, and which has continued to be owned and occupied by his son since his demise, and on which the son, Augustin LeClercq, hath died also; and it is justice to his memory to say, that in his life and conduct, he has acted on the ennobling principle of "doing unto others as he desired they should do unto him," and as a son, husband, father, and as a member of the community in which he lived, discharged his duty with promptitude, and with a liberality highly commendable, and highly approved by the recipients. 
     He, while in youth, became convinced that the practice of moral duties would secure happiness to himself and those with whom he might be associated, acted on principles thus laid down for his guidance, and well has he continued to practice them. At (the) same time, he firmly believed in his accountability to the creator and preserver of his existence---that He was the creator and preserver of the whole human family---that as a God of foreknowledge, unchangeable, and full of love and mercy. He was resigned and willing to trust in him, and that he would execute his eternal decrees as he had originally intended. With such convictions, he approached the last hours of life with a serenity and composedness of mind that the skeptic and the wicked cannot enjoy; and he died without a struggle or a groan. His funeral was attended on Tuesday afternoon by a large concourse of citizens, and by the Aerial Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F., of which he was a worthy member.

Gallipolis Journal
25 July 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


LeClercq, Augustin

    On the 22nd day of July, 1867, brother Augustin LeClercq, Past Grand [sic] of Ariel Lodge 156 I.O.O.F., after a lingering illness departed this life, aged 62 years. At a regular meeting of Ariel Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F., the following preamble and resolutions were adopted upon the occasion of the death of brother Augustin LeClercq.

Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God, the ruler of all things, to remove from among us our beloved brother Augustin LeClercq, one who in the early trials of this Lodge was always faithful in attendance, and to the discharge of his duties as an Oddfellow. Of late years, his declining health forbid his being often present with us, yet we feel there is a vacant seat in our Lodge. Our brother lived up to the laws of Oddfellowship, "An honest man the noblest work of God." Therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of our esteemed brother, the Lodge has lost a worthy member, his family an affectionate husband and kind father, the community an honorable citizen. In humble submission, we bow ourselves to the Supreme Ruler, knowing that he doeth all things well.
Resolved, That we as members of Ariel Lodge do sinverely sympathize with the bereaved family, and can only point them to the God above, who has said in His word, "I will be a husband to the widow and a father to the fatherless."—Therefore, we trust in Him, who is able to save and initiate us into a better Lodge above.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to our brother's widow, and that our Lodge be draped in mourning, as a token of respect, for the space of thirty days, and that the officers and members wear the usual badge of mourning for the same length of time.
Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be published in our city papers, and that a copy be sent to the Oddfellow's Companion with a request that they publish the same. 
     J. L. Hayward, James Hannan, Daniel Calohan, Committee

The Gallipolis Journal 
August 1, 1867 
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                    Top of Page


LeClerc, Maria Angeline

     Died, at Vevay, Indiana, Dec. 25th, 1868. Mrs. Maria Angeline, wife of Louis Peter LeClerc; aged 85 years.

The Gallipolis Jourrnal 
January 28, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Leclercq, Mary [Cadot]

     Died, at her residence in this town, on the 18th day of April, 1863, Mrs. Mary Cadot Leclercq, consert [sic] of the late Francis Leclercq, Esq., in the 73d year of her age. It is worthy of remark, that of the 500 French emigrants who landed at Gallipolis on the 17th of October, 1790, she was the first child born, which was in January following.

The Gallipolis Journal 
April 23, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Leddy, Gertrude D.

     Died, at Joliet, Ill, on the 21st of March, 1868, Mrs, Gertrude D., wife of Thomas Leddy, late of the Q. M. Department, Gallipolis. The deceased will be favorably remembered by a large circle of friends made during her residence here.

The Gallipolis Journal 
April 23, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lee, (Andrew) Wilson

Farmer Dies Suddenly
     Wilson Lee, well known and prominent farmer of the Gallia neighborhood died early Sunday morning shortly after he had been taken violently ill. It was said that Mr. Lee had been in usual health on Saturday working about his place. His wife and several children survive. Particulars of the funeral arrangements could not be learned.

[Note: Dec. 23, 1867 - June 28, 1931 Death Certificate; The name is Anderson Wilson Lee on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 29, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, Anna Rachel [Wright]

Mrs. Wilson Lee Dies In Columbus
Funeral At Gallia
     Mrs. Anna W. Lee, 79, widow of Wilson Lee, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Richard Hayden Evans. 2589 Elliott Ave., Columbus. She was long ill. Mrs. Lee is survived also by three daughters, Mrs. Neva Warneke, Gallia; Mrs. Elsie Mace, Akron; and Mrs. Thelma Dyer in Oregon; a son, Chester Lee, Painesville, a sister, three brothers, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call at the Richard A. Evans Funeral Home this evening. The body will be taken to the home of the daughter in Gallia Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gallia Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Gallia.
     Until Mr. Lee’s death a number of years ago, the family lived on a farm adjoining the J. Blaine Edwards farm between Centerpoint and Gallia. The Warnekes live there now.

[Note: Nov. 2, 1867 - Oct. 4, 1947 Death Certificate]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 6, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Bessie [Casto]

Rites Tuesday For Bessie Lee
     Mrs. Bessie Casto Lee, 78, wife of W. A. Lee, died at Holzer hospital at 11:40 a.m., Saturday. She had suffered a stroke Thursday at the family home, 90 Court St., and was taken to the hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and had been a patient in recent months.
     Mrs. Lee was a native of Givens, W. Va., where she was born on Aug. 25, 1878, the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Mary Craig Casto. She spent her early years at Ripley, W. Va., and while a resident of that community met and married W. A. Lee, a native of Pomeroy, on Oct. 14, 1897. Three children were born to that union, Gladys, a daughter who died in infancy, another daughter, Phyllis, who died at the age of seven in 1920, and a son Rolfe, who survives, and is a resident of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va. There are eight grand and four great grandchildren.
     Mrs. Lee had been a resident of Gallipolis for about 40 years and before her health declined was active in several circles. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Ripley, Grace Methodist church and the Women’s Society for Christian Service.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p. m., Tuesday. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 11, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Candy S.

     Candy S. Lee, 30, Hannan Trace Road, Crown City, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996 in Scottown. Born Dec. 16, 1965 in Charleston, W. Va., the daughter of Dave Call of Tornado, W. Va., and Bernice Call Jeffers of Glenwood, W. Va., she was a homemaker.
     Surviving in addition to her parents her husband, Gregory Lee, whom she married June 2, 1990; a daughter Morgan A. Lee, at home; her stepfather, Clayton Jeffers of Glenwood; three sisters, Patsy Woody of South Charleston, W. Va. and Kay Collins and Sandy Smith, both of Glenwood; four brothers, Ronnie Call of Marion, Va., Roger Call of Naples, Fla., Rickey Call of Mount Airy, N.C., and Dave Call II of Jackson, Fla.
     Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kings Chapel Cemetery, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 8, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, Carrie Russell [Rippey]

     Carrie Russell Lee, 89, of 1001 Third Ave., died Thursday morning at her residence following a long illness. A life-long Gallia County resident and a former employee of the Circles Motel, she was born Sept. 3, 1896 in Perry Township to the late Nepper and Ada Jackson Rippey.
     Survivors include one son, Robert Rippey, Jr., of Gallipolis and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lee, who died in 1950 [1952]. She was a member of Paint Creek Baptist Church and the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Grover Turner officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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


Lee, Charles B.

Charles B. Lee
     At the same place [presumably Kygerville from obit preceding] the funeral services of Charles B. Lee took place March 7, who died near Gauley, March 3. He was only about 20 years old. So the flowers fade away.

Gallipolis Journal
Mar. 20, 1862
Contributed by Henny Evans


Lee, Charles E.

     Charles E. Lee, 62, 92 Cook Road, Cheshire, died Thursday, July 10, 1997 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by the Cremeens Funeral Chapel.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 10, 1997

Lee, Charles “Chuck” E.

     Charles E. “Chuck” Lee, 62, 92 Cook Road, Cheshire, died Thursday, July 10, 1997 at Cheshire. Born Dec. 14, 1934 in Gallipolis, son of the late Howard Lee, and Margaret Jane Claytor Lee Long of Gallipolis, he was retired from the U. S. Navy and also retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Ann L. Bias Lee, whom he married Dec. 10, 1973 in Toledo; a daughter, Charlene Lee of Washington State; a sister, Ella Hutchins of Toledo; three brothers, Larry L. (Cathy) Lee and Samuel R. Long, both of Gallipolis, and Ralph D. Jones of Pomeroy; and a special friend, Dana Payne of Gallipolis, who was raised in the home. He was also preceded in death by a son, Terry Lee; and a brother, Phillip L. Lee.
     Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Rick Barcus officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 11, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, Chester Wright

     Chester Wright Lee, 84, a resident of Hobart, Okla., died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his home. Born March 1, 1902, in Gallia County, near Gallia, to the late Wilson and Anna Wright Lee, he married Frances Bush on June 22, 1927, at Cadmus. She survives, along with five sons: Robert E. Lee, Lompoc, Calif.; Harold E. Lee, Lorain; Ernest W. Lee, Solomon Islands; Cecil E. Lee, Norman, Okla.; Lloyd Lee, Highland, N. Y.; one daughter, Chestora Lee, Ellsworth, Wis. One son, Francis, died in infancy. Sixteen grand and nine great grandchildren survive. He was preceded in death by four sisters.
     He graduated from Ohio State in 1924 with a degree in agriculture. He farmed and had a poultry business until 1967. After retirement, he and Mrs. Lee participated in Volunteers for Service to America. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hobart and also an honorary member of the administrative board.    He was a former member of the grange and farm bureau.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Fred Kimes, Kenneth Evans, Robert Schaeffing, Paul Saunders, Charles Murray, and Lewis Bush.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 8, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Dorothy May

Death of Infant
     Mr. and Mrs. John Lee lost their three months old daughter, Dorothy, Monday afternoon, following a week’s illness with pneumonia. She was a sweet little child and all extend their sympathy to the parents in their grief. The funeral will be held at the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. with interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

[Note: 1/9/1917 - 4/16/1917; Age 3 mos. 7 das. She was the daughter of John Wilson Lee & Emma Jane Cox Lee.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 20, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Essie

     KANAUGA - Essie Lee, 85, of 224 Lee Road, Kanauga, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at her residence. Born March 30, 1915 in Kanauga, daughter of the late Jess Russell and Ella Montgomery Russell. She was a homemaker, and ministered the Gospel for 43 years on the “Gospel Call Program” on WJEH. She attended several area churches.
     In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis “Pappy” Lee in October, 1987; a sister, Florence Allen; and three brothers, Ray, Roy and Dick Russell.
     Surviving are a son Larry E. (Nancy) Lee of Kanauga; a daughter, Sandy Kay (Gilbert) Milliron of Gallipolis, Ohio; three grandsons, Curtis Lee and Rob Lee of Gallipolis, and Ed Burris of Ashland, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Lisa Tarvin of Winnetka, Illinois, and Lori Beth Milliron of Gallipolis; three great-grandsons, Allistair and Colby Lee and Christopher Burris; two great-granddaughters, Darien Lee and India Burris; and a sister Dessie (Fred) Holcomb of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
     Services will be 1: p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000 in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Theron Durham officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, June 30, 2000 from 6-9 p.m.

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


Lee, Ethel Naoma [Bryant]

Lee Rites Set For 2 Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel N. Lee, wife of John A. Lee, will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at Mt. Carmel Church, of which she was a member. Rev. C. M. Payne of Bidwell and Rev. B. R. Reed of Gallipolis will officiate. Interment will be made in Gallipolis Cemetery by Coleman & Son. [Pine Street Cemetery]
     Mrs. Lee died Tuesday at her home in Bidwell of a heart ailment, after an eight weeks’ illness. She was the oldest daughter of the late I. B. Bryan, a pulpit orator of rare eloquence and power and of Mrs. Sara Long Bryant, still living.
     The marriage of Ethel Bryant and John A. Lee was an event of Jan. 25, 1926. It was her second marriage and her surviving children are: Beulah J. Anderson, Nora D. Anderson and Edith C. Lee. A sister and two brothers also survive: Edith D. Bryant, Bidwell; Herman V. Bryant, Columbus, and Clinton L. Bryant, Lakin, W. Va.

[Note: 5/3/1885 - 3/24/1942 Was 56 yrs. 10 mos. 21 das. per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 27, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Eva [Harris]

Mrs. Eva Lee Succumbs At 82
     Mrs. Eva Lee, 82, a longtime resident of Gallipolis and native of Mason county, W. Va., died at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ora Anderson, 814 Third Ave. She had been in failing health for several years and her condition became serious in recent days. She was a patient at Holzer Hospital for 11 days and went to her daughter’s home on Dec. 21.
     She was born on Oct. 19, 1876, the daughter of the late Bartholemew and Susan Frances Lanier Harris. She was married on July 23, 1892 in Gallipolis to Samuel D. Lee, who preceded her in death in 1937.
Surviving that union are the following sons and daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ora) Anderson, Mrs. Alfred (Mae) Burton, Mrs. William (Edna) Casey, Robert E. Lee, Thomas H. Lee, and Mrs. Susie Jackson, all of Gallipolis, Christopher Lee of Flint, Mich., Fremont Lee and Mrs. Herbert (Helen) Spencer, both of Columbus. One sister, Mrs. Eagle (Melissa) Gordon, preceded her in death. There are 32 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lee was a member of the Rehoboth Temple Church of Christ in Columbus. 
     Funeral services will be held at Paint Creek Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Elbert McGee ]McGhee] and Rev. Robert L. Petty will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Active pall bearers will be James and Samuel Spencer, Chris Anderson, Bobby Gordon, Roderick Gordon and Charles Grant. Honorary pall bearers will be Rudolph and Frank Gordon, Herbert and Homer Burton, William Spencer and John A. Burton. They are all grandsons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 29, 1958

Lee Rites To Be One Hour Later
     Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Lee, 82, who died Monday morning have been moved up from 2 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paint Creek Baptist church on Thursday, Rev. Elbert McGee [McGhee] and Rev. R. L. Petty will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral home.
Mrs. Lee is survived by nine living children and was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Lee and one daughter, Mrs. Eagle Gordon. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ora) Anderson, 814 Third Ave., after noon Wednesday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 30, 1958
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Lee, Frances [Bush]

     Frances Bush Lee, 80, of Hobart, Okla., died Sunday. She was the widow of Chester Lee. Arrangements will be announced by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Sept. 11, 1989

     Frances Bush Lee, 80, of Hobart, Okla., formerly of Gallia County, died Saturday at Hobart Hospital. Born Aug. 17, 1909 in Cadmus, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Bessie Rose Bush. She married Chester Lee on June 22, 1927 at Cadmus, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1986.
     Surviving are five sons, Robert E. Lee of Lompoc, Calif.; Harold E. Lee of Loraine, Ohio; Ernest W. Lee of the Solomon Islands; Cecil E. Lee of Norman, Okla., and Lloyd E. Lee of Highland, N.Y.; one daughter, Chestora Lee of Douglas, Wyo.; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and two brothers.
     She was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church, and attended the First Methodist Church at Hobart, Okla. Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Burial follows in Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 12, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Frank

Frank Lee, 83, Called By Death
     Frank Lee, 83, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at his home, 1740 Chatham Ave., after failing for the last two weeks just since the death of Mrs. W. P. Beall, who had employed him for the last quarter of a century. Born May 2, 1869, in Mason County, W. Va., to Ben J. and Frances Payne Lee, decedent is survived by his widow, Carrie Rippey Lee. They have been married six years. His first marriage was to Lena Briggs, who died in 1937.
     These brothers and sisters survive: James Lee, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mary Gravey, Pittsburgh; Harvey Lee, Tucson, Ariz.; Floyd Lee, Gallipolis. They are the only four living out of 16 children. Before he worked for Mrs. Beall, Mr. Lee was coal passer at the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics (now Gallipolis State Institute).
     Body will remain at Miller’s Home for Funerals where friends may call. Final rites will be held there at 2 p.m. Monday and interment will be made in Pine St. cemetery. Decedent was a member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, June 28, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, George

Whirled To Eternity by Swift Revolving Shaft
Treasure Stove Works Employee Meets Horrible Death
     George Lee, an employee of the Treasure Stove Works, got caught in some shafting Wednesday morning, and before the machinery could be stopped, was so badly injured that he died a few hours afterward. The unfortunate man was engaged in the cleaning department and had ascended a ladder to arrange the belting on the pulley, when in some manner, he got caught in the shafting, and was whirled around and around, his feet and legs striking the wall. His cries were heard by Engineer John Robinson, who immediately stopped the engine. He fell to the floor and was carried unconscious to Carter’s Hotel, and Drs. Parker and Eakins summoned.
     An examination revealed that both legs were broken and one badly crushed, inflicting internal injuries. All was done that could be done, but he died at 2:30 o’clock.
     Mr. Lee was a hard working honorable man and had many friends. He was a member of the American Mechanics and besides a wife leaves three children, John Lee, Mrs. George Broyles, and Luella at home.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 7, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron [Great-Granddaughter]                                     Top of Page


Lee, George

Death of Mr. Lee
     Mr. George Lee, of Gallia R.F.D. 1, died at his home last Thursday, Nov. 26, from a stroke of paralysis which occurred on Nov. 1. He was 74 years old and leaves four children, his wife having preceded him. The funeral and burial was at Emory Saturday.

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


Lee, George Howard

     George Howard Lee, 77, of 907 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center. He worked at the Lafayette Hotel for 37 years and worked with the Department of Human Services and Holzer Hospital.
Born Sept. 30, 1909 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Henry W. and Ethel M. Carr Lee. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Green Lee, whom he married Nov. 4, 1946 in Ironton. Also surviving are one daughter, Ella Hutchins of Toledo; one son, Charles Lee of Gallipolis; six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip; one brother and two sisters, and one grandson.
     He was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Pt. Pleasant. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 27 and a member of VFW Post 4464, AMVETS and DAV.
     Services will be Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Willis Funeral Home, Elder Orin Bachellor and Brother Frank Clator officiating. Burial follows in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 27 and VFW Post 4464. Pallbearers will be from American Legion, Post 27. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilbert Stoney, Jack Carr, Ronnie Carr, Buster Green, Ted Stoney, Sammy Morris, Ronnie Morris, Kenneth Swain, Russell Johnson, John O. Garnes and Robert Casey.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 16, 1987
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Gregory

     Gregory Lee, 63, of Crown City, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Greg was born on September 11, 1949, in Gallipolis and is survived by his parents, Rosie Layne James and Roger L. James of Gallipolis, Ohio.
     Greg was an U. S. Army Veteran and a 1968 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. He enjoyed Ham Radio where he was know as Whiskey 8 Germany, Germany; he also enjoyed NASCAR and all sports.
     Greg is survived by his daughter, Morgan E. Hesson of Tennessee; his parents, Rosie and Roger James of Gallipolis; two sisters, Bev (Jim) Knight of Crown City, and Cheryl (Mark) Lynch of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; one brother, Randy (Rita) James of Gallipolis; special friend, Lester Cardwell of Crown City; special CB friend Ron of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Private family services will be held with Pastor Ralph Workman officiating, with burial in Kings Chapel Cemetery. There will not be any calling hours in accordance with Greg’s wishes. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
January 6, 2013
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Lee, Howard S.

Died at Charleston
     Howard S. Lee, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee of St. Albans, W.Va., former residents of Gallia county, died at his home in Charleston last Wednesday, June 24, of spinal menengitis. Mr. Lee was employed by the Charleston Lumber Co. He was a member of the Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, father and mother, six sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Dillon, Mrs. Martha Barnett, Mrs. Stella Brooks and Miss Lena Lee all of St. Albans, Mrs. Walter Wood of Huntington, Mrs. John K. Ellis of Columbus, and three brothers, Guy of St. Louis, John of Charleston and Arthur of Holden. His body was taken to St. Albans and interred in Teays' Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
July 1, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lee, Jennie E. [Womeldorff]

     Died, in Guyandotte, West Virginia, Oct. 17th, 1870, Jennie E. Lee, daughter of J. W. and A. E. Womeldorff, formerly of this place.

The Gallipolis Journal 
October 27, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lee, John

John Lee, 70, Dies Thursday
     John Wilson Lee, 70, died at his home in Kanauga Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m., after a year’s illness which had compelled him to retire from his duties at the Marietta Mfg. Co. Plant in July, 1953. He suffered from a heart condition.
     Mr. Lee was born at Scottown on March 8, 1884, the son of George and Ellen Hedge Lee, and was one of four children, two sons and two daughters. One sister survives, Mrs. Ada Broyles, of Dayton. He attended school at Crown City in his youth and then came to Gallipolis where he worked in one of the furniture factories. Later he learned the trade of boilermaker and was engaged in that type of work for a period of over 30 years at the Marietta plant until his retirement.
     He will be remembered by many as a fine ball player in his younger days and he managed many teams that played in the area. His sons followed him in the love of that sport and have been members of several local teams.
     On Oct. 7, 1910, he was married to Emma Cox in Gallipolis by Rev. John Cartmill. To this union were born seven children, of whom four sons survive. Two daughters, Lillian and Dorothy, died in infancy, and one son, Luther, died in 1950. The sons who survive are Lewis, Lawrence and Lester of Kanauga and John Jr., of Gallipolis.
     Mr. Lee was a member of the Modern Woodmen and was converted at the Fair Haven Church in Kanauga.
Funeral services for the deceased will be held Sunday at 2: p.m. at the Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga. Rev. James Erwin will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery by the Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Friends may call at the late home in Kanauga after 7 p.m., Friday evening. Pallbearers will be fellow workers at the Marietta plant. Minner Martin, Charles Fowler, John McDermitt, Virgil Love, Normal Lucas and Albert Allen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 13, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron                                                                           Top of Page


Lee, John A.

J. A. Lee Is Claimed At 74
     John A. Lee, 74, a resident of Bidwell, died at 6 a.m. today in Holzer hospital. He was a veteran of World War I, and a retired Gallipolis State Institute employee. He had been a resident of this county since 1929. Mr. Lee was born in Buckingham county, Va., Feb. 9, 1888, the son of the late Aaron and Courtney Eldridge Lee.      His marriage to Ethel Bryant, of this county took place in 1927, and she preceded him in death in 1942.
Three daughters, who survive are Mrs. Beulah Johnson and Miss Ethel Lee, both of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Noka Newsome of Columbus. A sister and brother who survive are Mrs. Courtney Cough of Buckingham county, Va., and Rev. Glover Lee of Concord, Va. There are five grandchildren.
     Mr. Lee was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist church, and had served as a deacon for 30 years and was a former superintendent of the Sunday school. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 5, 1962

J. A. Lee Rites Slated For Sunday
     Services for James [John] A. Lee, 74, who died early Wednesday in Holzer hospital will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Carmel Baptist church. Rev. Isaiah Tubbs of Portsmouth, Rev. Elbert McGhee of Gallipolis and Rev. Lacey Hogan of Bidwell will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Pall bearers will be Harley Morgan, Angelo Hickman, Reid Garnes, Maurice Payne, Emmett Bunch and Harold Payne.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 6, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, John W.

J. W. Lee Is Claimed At 89
     John W. Lee, 89, a native of Gallia county, died Tuesday morning in an Ironton hospital. He was an uncle of Miss Bessie Comer of Gallipolis. Several nieces and nephews survive in this county. Mr. Lee was born at Gallia, son of the late Perry and Elizabeth Cotton Lee. He was the youngest and the last of a family of 10 children. A larger part of his life was spent in Jackson. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Jackson.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mayhew Funeral home in Jackson. Burial will be in Dry Ridge cemetery.

[Note: He was buried in Gallia Baptist Cemetery per find.a.grave]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 20, 1963
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Lee, John Wilson Jr.

     John W. Lee, Jr., 74, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died at the home of his son, Thursday afternoon, May 9, 1996, following a long illness. He was a retired postmaster of the United States Postal Service, and had last served the post office in Addison, Ohio. 
     He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II with the 33rd Bomb Disposal Unit. He had also been employed by the West Virginia National Guard for a number of years as a chief warrant officer, and was the supply officer for the state.
     He was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 731, Point Pleasant, and all of the degrees, including the highest honor, being the Pilgrim Degree. He was the most versatile baseball player to come out of Gallia County, where he excelled in the sport.
     Born January 4, 1922 in Gallipolis, he was a son of the late John W. Lee, Sr., and the late Emma J. Cox Lee. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers; and a dear friend, Phyllis Martin.
     He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Candy Lee of Crown City; a daughter, Debbie Frost of Jamestown, Ohio; two grandchildren, Morgan Lee of Crown City, Ohio, and John Lee of Jamestown, Ohio; and dear friends, Kenneth Martin and family of St. Charles, Missouri, and Eris Lambert of Point Pleasant.
     Graveside services will be held at 11: a.m. Saturday, May 11, 1996, at the Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis with the Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will follow. Visiting hours will be held at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, on Friday, May 10, 1996, from 7: p.m. until 9: p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 10, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Lee, Joseph Verian

Once Vice-Mayor Of City, Joseph Lee Dies Sunday
     At 11:25 last night death wrote finis in the career of Joseph Verian Lee, 70, at his apartment over the Ft. Pitt shoe store at 336-½ Second Ave.
     Even prior to the death of his wife last June 1, Mrs. Lee’s health had begun to fail. Since then he and his apartment had been looked after by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Cassius Canaday, and he had been a “Shut-in” most of that time. Tuesday his condition became critical and his sister and only near blood relative, Mrs. Addie Lee, Hoobier, Los Angeles, was notified. Coming east by plane, she arrived here four hours before her brother’s death.
     Mr. Lee had had a varied career, but for the most of his 45 years in Gallipolis, he had engaged in the mercantile business. After his retirement therefrom, he held a clerical position in the highway department and still later worked as an accountant in making out income tax reports for others.
     Before the city adopted the commission form of government, Mr. Lee had served as vice-mayor and some citizens say he succeeded to the mayoralty after D. Grover Gill resigned the post a generation ago.
     Decedent was born Nov. 30, 1879 at Maysville, Ky., a son of Joseph Lee.
     When a clerk at the Palace Hotel in Cincinnati, he became acquainted with Mary Blanche Barbara Canaday, then a pupil at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. They were married in 1903 and two years later settled here. They became the owners and managers of the then locally famous Bankrupt Store at the corner of Third and State, which her father, N. R. Canaday, acquired from the Brosius estate, according to the recollections of some of the older residents. Later the business was transferred to 336 Third Ave.
     Mr. Lee was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and of all the local Masonic bodies. He was a reserved yet genial man, soft spoken, gentlemanly always, and commanded the respect and esteem of a wide circle of acquaintances.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Kenneth C. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery by L. Claude Miller.
There will be a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call there.
     Pallbearers have been selected from the nephews-in-law, Delmar Canaday of Pomeroy, Cassius, Golden, Marshall, Gerald and Robert Canaday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 15, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Julia [Baker]

     ADDISON - Julia Lee, 76, Addison, died Thursday, March 21, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 23, 1919 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Sam and Ermie Folden Baker, she was a retired florist. She was a member of the Addison United Methodist Church, and the Women of the Moose.
     Surviving are her second husband, John Lee, of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; and two brothers, Allen Baker of Gallipolis and Charles Baker of New Boston. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Sam Theiss; a sister, Esther Gordon; and three brothers, Ted Baker, Raymond Baker and Bob Baker.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. O. G. Davis and Rev. Richard Vinson officiating. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 24, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Lee, Larry E. "Flea"

     GALLIPOLIS - Larry E. "Flea" Lee, 63 of Gallipolis, died Tuesday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. Born June 15, 1937, in Kanauga, son ot the late Lewis Edwin "Pappy" Lee and the late Essie Russell Lee, he was the assistant vice president of Cash Services and security at The Ohio Valley Bank, where he worked for over 46 years, and a United States Army veteran, where he served in the military police.
     He is survived by his wife, Nancy Burris Lee; three sons, Curtis(Amanda) Lee of Gallipolis, Ed Burris, of Ashland, Ky and Robert Lee of Gallipolis; five grandchildren; and one sister Sandy K. (Gilbert)  Milliron of Gallipolis.
     Funeral Services will be conducted 1p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3-9 p.m. Military flag presentation will be conducted at the cemetery by VFW 4464 and American Legion 27.
     In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Ohio Valley Bank Employee Community Fund, 420 Third Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 or to the American Cancer society.
     Following the interment the family will receive friends at the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall at 2500 Mt. Vernon Ave., Point Pleasant.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday Oct 19, 2000  
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover


Lee, Lawrence

     KANAUGA - Lawrence Lee, 69, formerly of Gallia County (Kanauga community), died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center.
     He was born June 25, 1923 in Gallia County, son of the late John W. Lee, Sr., and Emma Cox Lee. Survivors include one son, Steve Lee of Charleston, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Katie Lee, of Milton, W.Va.; two brothers John W. Lee, Jr., of Point Pleasant, and Lester Lee of Kanauga.
     Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, November 8, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Lee, Lena [Briggs]

Mrs. Frank Lee, 66, Died This Morning
     Mrs. Lena Briggs Lee, 66, wife of Frank Lee, died at 5 o’clock this morning at their home in Maple Shade. She had long been ill and her death was due to a fifth stroke of paralysis, it is said. She was a daughter of Henry and Nellie Briggs and is survived by a brother, Thomas Briggs, and a sister, Caroline Lewis. The Lees had no children. The body is now at Entsminger’s mortuary. Funeral services will be held at Paint Creek Baptist Church at 2 o’clock Tuesday, in charge of Rev. Hubert Spencer of Columbus. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, November 25, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Lester E. [Ellsworth]

Lee Funeral Rites At Gallia Baptist Church
     Funeral services for Lester Lee, 57, who died Saturday afternoon from injuries received earlier in the day, were held at Gallia Baptist Church at 1 o’clock Monday. Rev. Earl Cremeans officiated. Burial at same place by Undertaker Kinnison of Oak Hill.
     The report that his neck was broken is not true, according to Mrs. Raymond Shelton, a niece of the decedent, who attended the funeral. His shoulder was dislocated, his hip fractured, and it is presumed he was hurt internally. A physician from Waterloo was summoned to minister to him. Mr. Lee fell about 40 feet, Mrs. Shelton was told, after he had climbed to the top of a cherry tree to pick cherries.

[Note: 4/6/1876 - 6/10/1933]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 14, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, Lester G.   

               GALLIPOLIS - Lester G. Lee, 66, 333 State Route 7 North, Gallipolis, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1993, at Holzer Medical Center. He was a World War ll navy veteran and a member of the West Virginia Nationl Guard for many years. He was also a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church and played baseball for the Ohio League Association and Gilkey's Queen Bees.
     He was born July 28, 1926 in Gallipolis to the late John W. Lee, Sr. and Emma Cox Lee. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Schoonover Lee, Three daughters, Becky Sanders and Alice Atha of Gallipolis and Frieda Greathouse of Point Pleasant; one son. Bill Lee of Gallipolis; one brother, John W. Lee, Jr. of Point Pleasant and eight grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers. 'Friends may call 6-9p.m. Sunday at the Waugh -Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 Second Ave, Gallipolis.
     Services will be held 1p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Denny Coburn officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens with graveside flag presentation by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4464. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Schoonover, David Schoonover, Bobby Lee Schoonover, Walter Schoonover, Bob Davis, John VanMeter, Clyde Burnett and Clod Burnett. 

Sunday Times Sentinel
Jan. 24, 1993
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover


Lee, Lewis E.

     Lewis Edwin (Pappy) Lee, 74, of 550 Burnett Road, died Wednesday at his residence following a lengthy illness.
     Born Feb. 2, 1913 at Gallipolis, he was the son of Emma Jane Cox Lee Spencer, who survives and the late John Wilson Lee. Also surviving are his wife, Essie Russell Lee, whom he married July 13, 1935 at Eureka; one son, Larry E. Lee of Kanauga; a daughter, Sandy Kay Milliron of Gallipolis; five grandchildren; three brothers, John Lee of Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., Lester Lee of Kanauga and Lawrence Lee of Columbus. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
     He worked on the river for the Marietta Company for many years and was owner of Gallipolis Welding. He was a welding supervisor in area welding schools.
He played and sang for over 30 years on the Gospel Call Program at WJEH, and he attended several area churches.
     Services will be conducted 2: p.m. Saturday, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Cecil Wise, Rev. O’Dell Manley officiating. Burial follows in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 3: to 5: p.m. and 7: to 9: p.m. on Friday.
     Pallbearers will be Kenneth Haner, Dan Bonecutter, Bill Gray, Roger Snyder, Claude Burnett and Clyde Burnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Adrian Haner, Frank Clark, Harold Gilmore, Paul Chevalier and William Wisemandle.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 8, 1987
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Lee, Lillian May

A Card of Thanks
    Editor Tribune:---Please express our thanks to the many kind friends who were so thoughtful and helpful to us in the loss of our baby. Mr. & Mrs. John Lee.

[Note: Dec. 9, 1911 - July 27, 1912; Age 7 mos. 19 das.; She was the daughter of John Wilson Lee & Emma Jane Cox Lee.]

Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, August 2, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Lulu [Leaper]

Death of Mrs. Lee
     Mrs. Lulu Leaper Lee, wife of John Lee, living at the corner of Fourth and Court street, died Tuesday after a long illness with tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Thomas and Evaline Leaper of this city and was 21 years of age. Besides a husband she leaves a 20 months old daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a young lady with many friends. Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia Church in Harrison township Thursday morning, interment Thursday morning, interment at the same place by Undertaker Wetherholt. 

[Note: death certificate said born 31 Mar 1889-died 14 Dec 1909.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 17, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Lee, Luther D.

Luther D. Lee, Baseball Player, Riverman, Dies
Seriously Ill Four Months, Father of Three Dies Tuesday
     Luther Dennis Lee, 34 year old Kanauga resident, who was widely known in and about Gallia County as a riverman and sportsman, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kanauga home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson Lee.
     Mr. Lee had not been feeling well for about a year, but he had been seriously ill for the past four months. He was forced to leave his work on the river last December. Thereafter he was a patient at Holzer Hospital here at different times in January and February.
     For most of the time since his graduation from Gallia Academy High School, he had been employed on river boats, mostly the ones operated by the Campbell Transportation Line. He worked on the boats Ernest T. Wier, John G. Britton and Frank Rand, among others.
     A member of a baseball playing family in which his father and three brothers were all known for their interest in the game, Luther Lee was at one time an outfielder of the local team entered in the Ohio Valley Association. He was a member of the baseball squad prior to his graduation from the local high school in 1933. He was also known as a lover of hunting.
     Mr. Lee leaves, in addition to his parents, his wife, formerly Marie Comstock of Point Pleasant; three children, Linda, 10, Barbara 9, and Michael, 8; and three brothers, Lewis and Lawrence Lee of Kanauga and John Lee of Gallipolis. Two sisters died in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held from the Fairhaven Methodist Church Friday at 2: p.m. with the Rev. J. P. Keefer of Point Pleasant in charge, assisted by the Rev. Andrew Perry, pastor of the church. Burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery here under the direction of L. Claude Miller. Friends may call at the Kanauga home of decedent’s parents. Pallbearers were John Vickers, Larry Wamsley, William Reynolds, John Raike, Sr., Roy Russell and Robert Vance.

[Note: Lester G. Lee was also a brother of Luther D. Lee]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 29, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page    


Lee, Mary Blanche Barbara [Canaday]

Mrs. J. V. Lee, 70, Claimed Suddenly Following Attack
     Mrs. Mary Blanche Barbara Lee, 70, wife of J. V. Lee, 836-½ Second Ave., succumbed to a four hour illness of acute coronary thrombosis at 3:40 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital shortly after a Miller’s Home for Funerals ambulance delivered her there. Though she had been diabetic and had had heart trouble for years, recently she had been feeling good and her death was unexpected.
     She was a woman of culture and grace, having been graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and was a devoted follower of music events in Gallipolis and Gallia County. She was also a graduate of Gallia Academy High School.
     Last surviving of three children of Naaman Rufus and Edna C. Abbot Canaday, who operated for years the N. R. Canaday Grocery Store at Sycamore St., and First Ave., decedent was a native of Point Pleasant. Her brother, Cassius, fell out of a window at 21 months and was killed instantly. Her brother, Naamon, Jr., died in 1940 leaving these nephews of Mrs. Lee: Cassius Golden, Pomeroy ex-mayor, Delmar A. (Kid) Canaday, Marshall, Robert, Gerald and an adopted nephew, Ronald Canaday, GAHS student. There are these surviving nieces: Mrs. Ferrel (Edna) Niday, Miss Blanche Canaday, and Mrs. Harry (Mary) Bailey.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, with burial by Claude Miller in Pine Street Cemetery.
The decedent married J. V. Lee, who is in poor health himself, April 15, 1902, in Covington, Ky. They had no children. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, of the Pythian Sisters, and of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 1, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                         Top of Page


Lee, Mary Edith

Services Scheduled for Stillborn Daughter
     Graveside services were to be held at 4:30 p.m. today for Mary Edith Lee, stillborn daughter of Wallace and Helen Turner Lee, who was born Tuesday evening at the Holzer Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Lee are the parents of two other children. The Rev. W. V. Gilkerson was to conduct the services, with burial in Vinton Memorial Park, under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 3, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Mary Judith [Rose]

Aged Woman Dies
     Mrs. Mary J. Lee, aged 83, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in Kanauga. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kanauga Methodist Church. Rev. Julius Chandler will officiate and burial will be in Sun Crest Cemetery at Point Pleasant. Mrs. Lee is survived by a son, Charles and a grandson of the home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 13, 1945

     The funeral rites held Sunday p.m. for Mrs. Mary Lee by the Rev. Julius Chandler, pastor, were largely attended. The music was furnished by Mrs. Albert Allen and her sister, Miss Dessie Russell. Frank Wetherholt had charge of the burial. The community floral offering consisted of a basket of white lilies and snapdragons. The out-of-town relatives who attended the obsequies were: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lee, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fetty, Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. Will Lee, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lee, Springfield; Mr. Robert Lee, Mrs. Stella Farnatti, Dunbar; Mrs. Cora Timmons and grand-daughter, Jackson; Mrs. Charles Oliver, Mrs. Roy Oliver, Chillicothe; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rose, Montgomery, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Jentress Rose and a host of other relatives of Pt. Pleasant and Gallipolis. Burial was at Sun Crest Cemetery, Pt. Pleasant.

[Note: 7/6/1862 - 4/12/1945 d/o Uriah Rose; Mother’s name [Elizabeth] Gaskins. Wife of
George S. Lee per death cert.]

GDT - Kanauga News Notes
Tuesday, April 17, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Mary M. [Scott]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mary M. Lee, 78, Gallipolis, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, in Holzer Medical Center. Born March 18, 1917 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late William F. and Cora Lewis Scott, she was a homemaker and a member of the Triedstone Church.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. “Bill” Lee, whom she married Dec. 14, 1946 in Gallipolis, on Nov. 19, 1974; and by two sisters and two brothers. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Dotson of Gallipolis, a son, Eugene Lee of LaPlata, Md.; and five grandchildren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sunday, March 3, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, McClellan (George McClellan)

Tree Fell On Him
     McClellan Lee, a young married man living near Gallia Furnace, was killed Thursday by a falling tree. He was chopping down a large tree. When it fell, the butt flew back striking him in the breast. He was carried home and died next day. The deceased was the son of Andrew Lee and leaves a wife, three daughters and one son. He lived on his father’s farm. Mrs. John Waugh, of Wellston, was a half sister. The funeral was held Sunday. -- Wellston Telegram

[Note: 9/7/1870 - 5/9/1903; Buried at Gallia Baptist Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 13, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Michael E.

     COLUMBUS - Michael E. Lee, 72, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Mayfair Village. He was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Kanauga, Ohio, son of the late Luther Lee and Marie Comstock Lee McGlothlin.
     Michael served in the U. S. Navy during Vietnam with 10 years of service. He was a member of the Worthington Masonic Lodge 4 and American Legion 430. Michael retired from Ross Labs with 20 years of service.
     He is survived by his wife, Linda Delaney Lee; daughter, Michele Frashier; son, Michael Lee; sisters, Linda (Jack) Neal, Barbara (Charles Neville) and Ann Sayre; granddaughter, Amanda (Sean) Smith; and great-grandchildren Cheyenne and Hunter Berona.
     Arrangements have been entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home, NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Central Region Office-FRAO, 5655 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Philip L.

     Philip L. Lee, 48, of Kemper Hollow Road, Rt. 4, Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Diana. Arrangements under the direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 7, 1986

     Philip L. Lee, 48, a resident of Rt. 4, Gallipolis (Kemper Hollow Rd.) died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health since 1979.
     Mr. Lee was a retired employee of the Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was born July 29, 1937, at Gallipolis, to George Howard Lee and Margaret Claytor Long, who survive and reside in Gallipolis.
He married Diana Scott on Jan. 31, 1964, at Chillicothe. She survives, along with two sons; Timothy Edward Lee and Philip L. Lee, both of Gallipolis. 
     Four brothers and one sister survive: Larry Long, Gallipolis; Charles Lee, Cheshire; Sam Long, Gallipolis; Ralph Jones, Chillicothe and Mrs. Ella Hutchins, Toledo.
     Mr. Lee spent most of his life in Gallia County. He attended Triedstone Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1956 until 1966.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. L. V. Gause officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Military graveside rites will be held by Post 4464, VFW and Lafayette Post No. 27, American Legion.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 8, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Phyllis

Death of Phyllis Lee
     Phyllis Lee, the seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lee, died of flu at 9 o’clock Tuesday night at her home on [720] Second avenue near Spruce. Mrs. Lee, the mother, is also ill in bed with the flu. Mr. Lee and family came here from Jackson county, W. Va., last fall. He is a wealthy farmer and owns 1,500 acres of land near Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.
     The funeral will be conducted by Rev. D. F. Wood of Grace Methodist Church Friday and Wetherholt & Entsminger will have charge of the interment which will be at Mound Hill. Phyllis Lee was a handsome and very bright little girl and the family will have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

[Note: 1/15/1913 - 2/10/1920 d/o Willis Augustus & Bessie Casto Lee]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 11, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, Rachel

     We are called to mourn the loss of our mother, an irrepairable loss to us. The Lord has taken her to himself. She was born in Scioto county, Ohio, April 20, 1829, and removed to Gallia county, Ohio, in 1833, with her parents, and was there reared up among its citizens. In 1849 she was married to Wm. Lee, and in 1850 she united with the Second Kyger Free Baptist Church, and has lived a pious, loving and devoted mother. In 1867 the hand of affliction was laid upon her, and for twelve years she has been confined to her room. She has borne her affliction with great Christian patience until now, September 18th, when God called her from labor and patience to reward. She leaves a husband, one son and two daughters, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss, and goes to rejoin the part of her family over the river of Jordan.

Gallipolis Journal
September 30. 1885
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Lee, Richard Roy

     Richard Roy “Pipe” Lee, 70, of 862-½ Second Avenue, Gallipolis, died Monday, April 5, 1993, in Veterans Medical Center, Huntington, W. Va. He was born August 18, 1922, in Corbin W. Va., son of the late Samuel and Mary Hubbard Lee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Fitzgerald Lee, on Nov. 17, 1979.
      Mr. Lee was a World War II Navy veteran, and a former coal miner for Carbon Fuel Co., Carbon, W. Va. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 27, Gallipolis, and the VFW Post No. 4464, Gallipolis. He is survived by one step-son, Donald Delmore, Washington, C.D., an aunt, Louise Busbee, St. Albans, W. Va., an uncle, Lewis Hubbard, Jamica, N. Y. and special friends Lee and Debbie Cordell, Gallipolis.
     Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with Rev. Aris Hurt officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post No. 4464.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 7, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Robert E.

     Robert E. (Bill), 56, of 741 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health the past four years and in serious condition the past month. Mr. Lee was employed at Holzer Hospital for 22 years. He was also a Gallia County deputy sheriff for approximately eight years.
Mr. Lee was born March 8, 1918, in Gallipolis, son of the late Samuel and Eva Harris Lee. He is survived by his wife, Mary Scott Lee, whom he married in Gallipolis on Dec. 14, 1946; one son, Eugene Lee, of Waldorff, Md., and a daughter, Brenda Lee, at home. Two grandchildren survive.
     The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Hubert (Helen) Spencer, Columbus; Mrs. Alfred (Mae) Burton, Mrs. Ora Anderson and Mrs. William (Edna) Casey, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles (Sue) Carpenter, Fostoria; Fremont Lee, of Cleveland, and Christopher Lee, Detroit, Mich. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
    He spent all his life in Gallia County. He was a member of John G. Chapel AME Church and Post 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the U. S. Army, during World War II, and was also an outstanding athlete in his younger days.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. John D. King officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post No. 4464. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked for the cancer fund drive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 20, 1974

Name Pallbearers
     Pallbearers for Robert E. (Bill) Lee’s Saturday’s 1 p.m. funeral services at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home were named today. They are: Howard Lee, Bobby Gordon, Robert Casey, Homer Burton, John Rippy and Herbert Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles W. Smith, Tom Casey, Rod Gordon, Ted Stoney, Robert Lewis, Tom Dunsmore, Bill Mitchell, William Carr and Jim Baldwin

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 22, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                        Top of Page


Lee, Roscoe C.

R. C. Lee, 70, Claimed
     Roscoe C. Lee, 70, a retired coal miner and resident of Rt. 2 Vinton, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in Holzer hospital. He was a native of Boomington, Ky., and was born Feb. 22, 1891 to Daniel Boone and Sarah Stepp Lee. His marriage to Pricey Horne of Williamson, W. Va., took place in 1913 and she survives.
     Two sons who survive are Lloyd Lee of Langsville and William Lee of Mercerville. There are 13 grandchildren. Three sisters who survive are Mrs. Dora Dempsey and Mrs. Ida Miller, both of Blue Ridge, Va. and Mrs. Rebecca Ratliff of Delbarton, W. Va.
     Mr. Lee was a member of the Naomi Lodge, Knights of Pythias at Gallipolis. Services were held at 1 p.m. today at the McCoy Funeral home, burial was in Miller cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 24, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Thomas H. (Bus) 

Thomas H. (Bus) Lee
     Funeral services for Thomas Howard (Bus) Lee, 55, of 731 Third Ave., Gallipolis will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Albert McGee with burial in Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mr. Lee who was employed in the shop at G & J Auto in Gallipolis for 25 years was a chauffeur in the summer time for Mrs. O.O. McIntyre. Lee's body was recovered from the Ohio River Thursday morning. He lost his life when the bridge collasped last Friday.
     Born in Gallipolis he was a son of the late Samuel E. and Eva Harris Lee. He was never married. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and played football on its team. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Helen Spencer, Columbus, Mrs. Susie Jackson, Fostoria, Mrs. Ora Anderson, Mrs. Edna Casey, Mrs. Mae Burton, all of Gallipolis; three brothers, Fremont of Cleveland, Christopher of Flint, Mich., Robert F. (Bill) of Gallipolis.
     He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Parkersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Dec. 21, 1967
Contributed by Joyce Robinson

[And from another newspaper:]

Lee Rites To Be Held On Saturday
     Funeral services for Thomas Howard (Bus) Lee, 55, of 731 Third Ave., Gallipolis will be held at 2 pm, Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Elbert D McGhee, Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mr Lee was one of the Silver Bridge disaster victims. His body was recovered around 5:30 am today.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1912, in Gallipolis, son of Samuel D and Eva Harris Lee. He never married.
Mr Lee was a graduate of Parkersburg High School where he was a football player. He had been a shop employee of the G&J Auto Parts in Gallipolis for the past 25 years.
     Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs Helen Spencer, Columbus; Mrs Susie Jackson, Fostoria; Mrs Ora Anderson, Mrs Edna Casey and Mrs Mae Burton, all of Gallipolis; Fremont Lee, Cleveland; Christopher Lee, Flint, Mich.; and Robert E (Bill) Lee, Gallipolis.
     He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Parkersburg.
     Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 pm Friday. 

                                 Rest in Peace Bus

[Note: From Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH, Monday, December 18, 1967: Bus Lee, missing since Friday's tragedy, was Mrs. O.O. McIntyre's personal chauffeur during the summer visits here of the famous journalist's widow.]

Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                       Top of Page


Lee, Virginia Esther

Mrs. Lee, 48, Succumbs In Marysville
     Mrs. Virginia Esther Lee, 48, a native of Gallia county and a former Kanauga resident, died early Sunday in a Marysville, O., hospital. She was born in Gallipolis on March 18, 1918, daughter of the late Russell Mayes and is survived by her mother, Fannie Harmon Mayes of Marysville. She was one of seven children and is survived by two brothers and three sisters, Chester Mayes, Mrs. Dorothy Simpson and Mrs. Opal Brodrick, all of Marysville, Robert Mayes of Columbus, and Mrs. Lillian Young of Hilliards. A sister, Mildred, preceded her in death.
Two surviving sons from her marriage to Homer Logan, are Homer and Albert Logan, both of Columbus. There are four grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 12, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Wanda Jean [Schoonover]

     Wanda Jean Lee, age 84, of Gallipolis (Kanauga Community), passed away Friday afternoon, April 26, 2013, in Holzer Medical Center. Born January 13, 1929 in Kanauga, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter H. Schoonover and Thelma B. Daugherty Schoonover.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Lester G. Lee, whom she married in October 1948 and preceded her on January 21, 1993; two brothers, Walter Schoonover, Jr. and Bob Schoonover; one sister-in-law, Frances Schoonover; and one nephew, Richard Schoonover. Wanda was a seamstress and a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church.
     She is survived by four children, Becky (Paul) Honaker, of Mason, W. Va., Alice (Scott) Atha of Gallipolis, Frieda (Ron) Greathouse of Point Pleasant and Bill (Teresa) Lee of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren, Betsy (Adam) Ford of Kathleen, Ga., Rob (Melissa) Sanders of Hurricane, Joseph Sanders of Hurricane, Lori (Dwayne) Call of Gallipolis, Tad Greathouse of Point Pleasant, Cody Greathouse of Point Pleasant, Jimmy Lee of Nitro and Matthew (Jaimie) Atha of Coolville, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, William (Leah) Schoonover of Gallipolis; one sister-in-law Marian Schoonover of Gallipolis; several nieces and nephews; and by one special cousin, Norma Cayton of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Denny Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Point Pleasant River Museum, 28 Main Street, Point Pleasant, W. Va. 25550.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lee, Willis A.

Willis A. Lee Dies On Monday
     Willis A. Lee, 87, a retired farmer and director of the First National Bank died in Holzer hospital at 3:30 a.m. Monday. He had been taken there from his home, 90 Court St., at 2:45 p.m. Sunday. His health had been declining for several years and it had failed more rapidly since the death of his wife in February.
     Lee was a native of Meigs county where he was born on June 11, 1869. As a child the family removed to Mason county where he became a leading farmer and cattle buyer and had large holdings in the area below Gallipolis Ferry. He came to Gallipolis about 40 years ago and had since made his home here where he took an active part in the commercial and agricultural activities. He was a member of all Masonic bodies being a member of the Knights Templar and of the Shrine.
     He was married to the former Bessie Casto of Givens, W. Va., and she died on Feb. 9, 1957. One son, Rolph Lee of Gallipolis Ferry survives and a daughter, Phyllis, died about 1918 during the flu epidemic after the family had removed to Gallipolis. There are eight grandchildren. Lee was one of four children and he is the last of his family.
     Lee was a member of Grace Methodist Church and was an active member of the St. John’s Bible class until his health failed. Funeral services will be held at Grace Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the late home where the body will be taken Tuesday morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 27, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Leeper, Jessie Annette

Mrs. Leeper, 73, Died Suddenly At Her Home
Son, Lawrence is Coming From Dallas, Texas
     Mrs. Jessie Leeper, who had lived as a recluse at 426 Third Ave., for a score of years, was found dead in her bed there about 3:30 Sunday afternoon.
     Her body was still warm when found by Harold Vanden, a nephew, who had made his home there for 12 years. (He will be 32 tomorrow). He had been away from the house about an hour and a half, he said.
Dr. N. Howard Foster, coroner, was called and it was his verdict that death had been caused by a coronary occlusion (blood clot) about 3: o’clock.
     Decedent was the widow of Charles W. Leeper, tinner, who died about 25 years ago. She was 73 last January 29.
     Jessie Annette Leeper was the daughter of Andrew Langley and her mother was a Morrison. Her whole life was spent here. As a young girl and in middle age, she was bright and comely. She was active in various organizations of the Methodist church, including the W.C.T.U., for a long time.
     Her marriage to Mr. Leeper was an event of October, 1888. To this union was born a son, Lawrence Leeper, who has made his home in Dallas, Texas, for some years. He is en route to Gallipolis and telegraphed that he expected to arrive late Tuesday.
     Mrs. Leeper is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Keck of Hawk and Mrs. Martin Geller of Cleveland.
     The body was taken to the Elias Wetherholt mortuary. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until after the son’s arrival.
     Back of the Leeper Home stands one of the city’s ancient landmarks - a large brick structure that once served the community as a market-house and later as a jail.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Feb. 23, 1942

Leeper Funeral Tentatively Set for 2 Wednesday 
     Tentative arrangements have been made for the funeral of Mrs. Jessie Langley Leeper, widow of Charles W. Leeper. Services will be conducted at the Elias Wetherholt funeral home by Rev. W. Scott Westerman at 2 o’clock Wednesday, with burial in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Some change in the arrangements may result if the son, Lawrence Leeper, fails to arrive in time, or he may suggest some change on arrival. He is en route here from his home in Dallas, Texas. Presumably, he is making the trip in his car. It is known that he was not at home when the death message reached there late Sunday, but it is not believed that his absence long delayed his departure for Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 24, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Leeper, John Clinton

John C. Leeper Dead
Was a Good Citizen and Suffered a Long Illness
     John Clinton Leeper departed this life at seven o’clock this Friday morning after years of suffering, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Kuhn, on lower Fourth avenue. He was born in the same house in which he passed his last hours February 20, 1859, and has been a resident of this city most of the time, being a skilled carriage painter from which he contracted a disease known as painter’s colic or lead poisoning, suffering constantly for the past twenty years. He visited all the Springs and finest physicians, but could gain no relief or cure and gradually grew worse until a year ago when he was unable to leave his bed, and has grown weaker until the end.
     He was the son of William and Lucinda Leeper, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kuhn, Mrs. Mina Neal, one brother Charles, and one half sister, Mrs. C. P. Stout, and one half brother, H. G. Porter, survive him. He was united in marriage with Miss Emma Curry, a strikingly beautiful woman twenty-five years ago, but to this union no children were born, she dying five years later.
     He was a kind, well read and highly respected man, who bore his troubles and terrible suffering with wonderful patience and good spirit, and a member of the Methodist church and many friends will regret to hear of his death.
     The funeral services will be private, conducted at 1 p. m. Sunday at the home of Mrs. Fred Kuhn by Rev. W. D. Cherington, with interment to follow at Pine Street under direction of Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 08, 1915
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Leiman, Hannah Davis

Mrs. Leiman, 83, Died Friday P.M. At Marsh Home
     Mrs. Hannah Davis Leiman, aged nearly 84 and bedfast for two years, died at 3:10 Friday afternoon at 152 Fourth avenue, the home of Mrs. Orpha Marsh, who had taken care of her for some time. Mrs. Leiman was widowed 33 years ago by the death of Fred Leiman. They had lived in Cincinnati and later she and her two children came to this county and built the beautiful home out on Rt. 141 now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Maddy.
     Mrs. Leiman was born in this county on Dec. 15, 1858, and was a daughter of Daniel L. and Elizabeth Morgan Davis. Her marriage was an event of June 17, 1886. Surviving are a son and a daughter, Howard Leiman of Dayton and Neva Gill, of near Langsville. There are two grandchildren, Daniel and Margaret Gill. The late Judge David Davis of Cincinnati was decedent's brother.
     The body was removed to Tope's mortuary, but funeral arrangements will not be completed until Howard Leiman arrives from Dayton.

[Note: From death certificate date of death August 14, 1942. Death certificate is difficult to read, but believe burial is Spring Hill CE (now called Spring Grove- which does list interments for Fred and Hannah D. Leiman) in Cincinnati.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Lemaster, Carrie E. [Clonch]

Carrie E. Lemaster
     GALLIPOLIS – Service for Carries E. Lemaster will be conducted Monday 1 p.m., from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Betz, Kenny Deckard, Karrie Wandling, Bill Clonch, Roger Stanley and Carl Myers.

[Note: According to Ancestry Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, she was born October 3, 1896, in West Virginia and died on March 1, 1991 in a long-term care facility in Gallia, Ohio. Father’s surname Clonch.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. Friday March 1, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Lemley, Chester

     The Rev. Chester Lemley, of Vinton, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. The son of the late Charles and Effie Fuller Lemley, he was a pastor in the United Methodist Conference for 48 years. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he most recently pastored at the Trinity United Methodist Church at Porter.
     Surviving are his wife, Ann Plybon Lemley; four children, Velmer (Pam) Lemley of Farmington Hills, Mich., Roger (Jean) Lemley of Huntington, W. Va., Linda Arrigoni of Portland, Conn., and Larry (Cheryl) Lemley of Rutland; nine grandchildren and six great-grand-children; two brothers, Ray Lemley of Proctorville, and Virgil Lemley of Columbus; and two sisters, Alma Smith of Huntington, and Irene Beaver of Columbus.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kenny Baker, the Rev. Ernie Perkins and the Rev. Jim Waugh officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the church from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Vinton American Legion Post 161. Arrangements are by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Lemley, Clara

Clara Lemley, 85, Gallipolis, died Monday
     Born Jan. 31, 1898, at Gallipolis, she was a retired teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Gallipolis and was employed by Lazarus Co.
     Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Pine Street Cemetery, with Rev. Elbert McGhee officiating. Arrangements are by McCoy-Wetherholt Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis.

[Note: Died 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1983
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                   Top of Page


Lemley, Etta E.

     Mrs. James Lemley, of Morgan township, died Sunday night at the age of 25. She was a most estimable lady and left a loving family to mourn their bereavement.

[Note: The given name was not listed in the obituary but is likely the Etta E. Lemley buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township where the dates were given as 1874-1902 on the stone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 24, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lemley, George W.

Geo. W. Lemley Died On Sunday On Poplar Ridge
Rites To Be Held There At 3 P.M. Wednesday
     George W. Lemley, to whose long and serious illness there had been frequent reference in the columns of The Tribune, died Sunday morning at his home on Poplar Ridge. He was an older brother of John Lemley, who ended his life in the same community March 24.
     George Lemley was in his 82nd year, having been born on Poplar Ridge, Feb. 13, 1862, and his whole life was spent there. He was the oldest son of Andrew Lemley, a Union veteran, and Mary Shoemaker Lemley.
     In 1885 he married Lillian Winegar, who survives him. There are four children, Sylvia Blackburn of near Kenton, Vesta Rumfield, Ina Rife and Omar C. Lemley, all of Cheshire, R. D. Also surviving are two brothers and sisters, James and Andrew (Buzz) Lemley, Lecta Rusk and Della Halfhill, all of the same community.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o’clock (fast time) Wednesday by Rev. J. L. Stephenson at the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church. Burial there by Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 12, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lemley, Helen Marie [Lynch]

Helen 'Tweet' Lemley
     Helen M. 'Tweet' Lemley, 65, Middleport, died Monday, Aug. 14, 1995 at Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1930 in Cheshire, daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Athey Lynch, she was a homemaker and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pomeroy.
     She is survived by two sons, Chris Lemley of Middleport, and George Lemley of Bradbury; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Robert Shaver of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Stewart and Joyce Wooten of Cheshire; a brother, William Lynch of Cheshire; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lemley; and by a daughter, Debra Lemley.
     Private services will be held at the Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport, with the Rev. Ralph Butcher officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. No calling hours will be observed.

The Daily Sentinel
Tuesday, Aug 15, 1995
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Lemley, John D.

John Lemley, 75, Ends His Life By Hanging; Rites At 2 Saturday
     John D. Lemley, well-known, lifelong citizen of Poplar Ridge, ended his life by hanging Wednesday forenoon in a tool shed on his premises. He was last seen alive about 9:30 and was found cold in death about 11 o’clock by Clarence Shoemaker, a neighbor.
     Mr. Lemley’s age was 75 years and one month, having been born on Feb. 24, 1868, not far from where he died. His health had been poor a good while, and his physical and mental condition had deteriorated very noticeably since the death of his (second) wife, Margaret Kraus Lemley, a few years ago.

Left No Explanation

     Yesterday morning, while his son-in-law and daughter, Fred and Maude Taylor, who shared his home, were away from the house. Mr. Lemley entered the tool shed, made a loop of a half-inch rope and placed it around his neck, attached the other end to a rafter, and then stepped off a box and choked to death.
     News of the tragedy did not reach Dr. D. R. Warehime, coroner, until mid-afternoon. He, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Grant Long, went up to the Ridge at once, took down the body and made some investigation. They failed to find any note in the pockets or the house that might set forth the reasons for the suicide--the first one in Gallia County so far this year.
     Funeral services for Mr. Lemley will conducted by Rev. J. L. Stephenson at the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church at 2 o’clock (EWT) Saturday. Interment will be made there by J. L. Coleman & Son.
     Decedent was a son of Andrew and Mary Shoemaker Lemley and he was born and spent his whole life on Poplar Ridge. His first wife, the mother of his children, was Emma E. Childers Lemley; and his second wife was Margaret Kraus of Gallipolis. On April 7, 1894, a year and four days after his first marriage, he and wife joined the Poplar Ridge or Second Kyger Baptist Church.
     Surviving Mr. Lemley are two daughters, Mrs. Taylor and Pearl, wife of R. R. Young, formerly of Gallipolis, but now of Fostoria. There are three brothers and two sisters, all of the Poplar Ridge community; George, James and Andrew (Buzz) Lemley, Mrs. Frank Halfhill and Mrs. Electa Rusk. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a large number of nephews and nieces.
     Mr. Lemley was an upright, industrious, public-spirited man; and it was he who took a leading part and perhaps was the first promoter of the Poplar Ridge Home-Comings--an annual August event of wide interest, though none was held last year.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 25, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lemley, Manila May 

     Mrs. Manilla May Lemley, 67, Cheshire Route 2, died early Sunday morning at her residence. The Middleport emergency squad was summoned to the residence at 11:20 p.m. Saturday. Also in the scene was Henry Ewing, Meigs County Coroner, who ruled that the death was due to a heart ailment. Mrs. Lemley had been in ill health for several months, it was reported.
     Born at Southside, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Darst. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Hazel) Cremeans, Cheshire, a son, Kenneth, Cleveland, a brother, Vernon Darst, Middleport, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist church, and the Kyger chapter of the Daughters of America.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Poplar Ridge church. The Rev. Harry Cox will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home until 12:30 Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 20, 1966
Submitted by Irma Bales                                                                              Top of Page


Lemley, Omar C.

     Omar C. Lemley, 73, Middleport, died Sunday at the Arcadis Nursing Home at Coolville where he resided the past three years. Mr. Lemley was born Aug. 30, 1901 at Poplar Ridge, the son of the late George and Lillian Winegar Lemley. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Isabella in 1972, and two sisters. 
     Mr. Lemley had been employed as a car repairman for the New York Central Railroad before his retirement.
     Surviving are a son, Roy; two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Inez) Hammond, Mrs. Robert (Sonja) Campbell, all of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ina Rife, Kenton, five grandchildren and three great-greandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until [rest cut off]

[Note: Marker has 1902-1975]

Gallipolis paper
1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lemley, Perry Leslie

     Perry Leslie Lemley, 77, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at his home Saturday afternoon. He had been a patient at the Holzer Medical Center until Saturday, and had been in failing health for the past three years.
A coal miner and farmer, he was born in Cheshire Twp., June 25, 1897, to the late James Lemley and Cora Ralph Lemley.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl Cremeens; two sons, Lesley, Jr., of Bidwell, and Luther of Rt. 1, Gallipolis, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, three brothers, Ralph of Fostoria, Rex of Circleville and Ray of Gallipolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Shaver, St. Albans, W. Va., and Mrs. Allie Tribble, of Bidwell. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Poplar Ridge Church.
     Funeral services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday and the Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at his late home Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday morning. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 19, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Lemley, Ryan Lee

Ryan Lemley
     MIDDLEPORT - Ryan Lee Lemley, 14, Middleport, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000 at Children's Hospital in Columbus. He was born on May 29, 1985 in Gallipolis, the son of Leslie Leroy Whittington Jr. of Middleport, and the late Debra K. Lemley. He was a student in the ninth grade at Meigs High School, where he was active in the FFA program.
     Surviving, in addition to his father, are his paternal grandfather and his wife, Leslie Leroy Sr. and Yvonne Whittington of Middleport, his paternal grandmother, Frances Whittington of Wilmington, Del.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Bryan David Lemley; and his maternal grandparents, George and Helen Lemley.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport, with Al Hartson officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

The Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, Feb 16, 2000
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Lemley, Thelma

25-Year-old Mother of 4 Living Children Dies Here
     Mrs. Thelma Lemley, aged 25, wife of Homer Lemley of Poplar Ridge, died at the Holzer Hospital at 2:30 Friday afternoon. She had been brought to the hospital on Tuesday. Yesterday she was given a blood transfusion to combat septicaemia (a poisoned condition of the blood) which was the cause of her death. She was ill four weeks.
     Her death will cause poignant sorrow among those who know something of the calamities that have befallen this family in recent months. Their home and contents were destroyed by fire last fall; a little later her baby died, and then soon after her husband with the aid of sympathetic neighbors erected a new house for them and her health began to fail.
     She was the daughter of Julius Tennant, was born at Jeffersonville, Ind., but had lived on Poplar Ridge 19 years. Her marriage to Homer Lemley occurred here April 25, 1925. Four children survive this union: John Wesley, aged nine; Andrew and Anderson, seven-year-old twins, and Buddy Lawrence, aged 4. A brother and sister also survive: Anna Waite, Paden City, W. Va., and Emanuel Tennant, address unknown.
     Funeral services will be held at Poplar Ridge Baptist church, of which decedent was a member, at 2 o'clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. E. C. Venz. Burial there by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: From tombstone: born 1909 died 1935. Written on article is date Feb. 15, 1935.]

Newspaper Not Named
No Date
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Lemon, George Robert

George R. Lemon Dies At Eureka
Rites 2 Thursday
     George Robert Lemon died at 10:15 Tuesday morning at his home in Eureka after an extended illness. He was aged 43 years, 4 months and 17 days. He is survived by his widow and two children, Wyllodine, 17, and Ronnie, aged six. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lemon (Orpha Craig) of Bladen and these brothers and sisters: Leslie, Garland, Emil and Russell Lemon of Huntington; Mrs. Lewis Angel of Newark, Mrs. Paul Notter of Columbus and Mrs. John Holcomb of Bladen.
     The body will be taken to the home in Eureka this afternoon and friends may call there after 5 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on Route 7, with the Rev. Charles Lusher in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note from stone: 1904-1947]

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


Lemon[Lemons], John

     John Lemon, 77, died at 2:10 a.m Thursday in his home back of Bladen. His wife, the former Orpha Craig, survives along with eight children. They are Leslie, Russell, Emil and Garland, Huntington; Vergil, Gage, Mrs. John (Gokliel) Holcomb, Pennsylvania; Mrs. [rest of article missing]

[Note: Stone...1874-1951...Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township..Death Certificate:John J Lemons born Jan. 31, 1874 Lawrence County, Ohio; died Oct. 11, 1951, Gallia County, Ohio..Parents: George Lemons and Mary Ann Blazer]

Gallipolis Paper 
Oct., 1952 
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lemon, Orpha

     Orpha Lemon, 100, former Gallia County resident, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the Valley Care Center, South Point. Born Feb. 27, 1882, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Robert Missouri Harbour Craig, she attended the Old Paw-Paw Church near Crown City. She married John Lemon on feb. 9, 1901, in Gallia County, and he also preceded her in death in October 1951.
     Surviving are two sons, Leslie and Garland, both of Huntington, W.Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Notter and Mrs. Goldie Pect, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Jessie Angel of Waverly, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Five sons, a daughter, a brother and sister also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Webb Swain and the Rev. Michael Kidd officiating, Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, near Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Leonard, Albert

     We are pained to hear of the death of Albert Leonard, formerly of Addison. He died in Missouri. Mr. L. has many relatives and friends here; he moved from here about twenty-five years ago. Peace to his mind, rest for his body, and his spirit in the better land. Adieu.

Gallipolis Journal
Addison News Notes
Thursday, June 29, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leonard, Anna Belle [Rees]

Mrs. C. Leonard, 75, Died Sunday
Funeral At Georges Creek Home At 2 Tuesday
     Mrs. Anna Belle (Rees) Leonard, wife of Claude Leonard, died at 7:30 Sunday morning at their home on Georges Creek in Addison Twp. (Gallipolis R. D. 1). She was in her 76th year. Mrs. Leonard had long been an invalid, her illness dating back 18 years.
     She was born and reared and spent her whole life on the farm where she died. She was the daughter of Samuel and Adaline McCoy Rees and was the last survivor of their four children. Her birth date was Nov. 5, 1867. Her marriage to Mr. Leonard was an event of Nov. 13, 1905, and it took place in Pt. Pleasant; and he was tenderly attentive and devoted to her during her long illness.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock fast time Tuesday, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Interment will be made in Maddy Cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 12, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leonard, Dora [Cassius Dorus]

Dora Leonard Died Suddenly At Bulaville
     Mr. Dora Leonard, prominent farmer at Bulaville, died suddenly at his house, Tuesday, May 1st, 1923. His death is thought to have been caused by heart failure. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Butcher and five children. Mr. Leonard was well known in this city and county and was a visitor in Gallipolis most every Saturday.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery - Married to Rachel Louise Butcher]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 2, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leonard, Edward Naret

Built Flood Escape Road
Ex-Gallia Engineer Dies Suddenly In St. Marys, O.
     E. Naret Leonard, 70, former Gallia county engineer died in St. Marys, O., Tuesday night. He was stricken while shoveling snow and his death was sudden. Mr. Leonard was elected county engineer in 1936 and served in that capacity in Gallia county until 1949. During his term of office he projected and built the flood escape road (State St. extension).  Mr. Leonard was graduated from Bidwell-Porter High school and received his civil engineering degre[e] from Ohio Nurthern [Northern] University.
     He was a native of Huntington, and was the son of the late Howard and Kate Irwin Leonard. His mother died while he was quite young and he came to Gallia county to make his home with an uncle [sic], Dora Leonard. He was a member of the Gallipolis VFW Post. He served in the Navy during World War I. After leaving the post of county engineer here he want to Xenia to serve as county engineer and then became a city manager at Piqua and later at St. Marys.
     Mr. Leonard was twice married, his first being to the former Georgia Deckard, who is deceased. One daughter, Georgiana was born to that union and she survives and lives in Los Angeles, Calif. His second marriage was to Mary Long Pethtel, who survives. A surviving sister is Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Jennison of Belpre.
     Services and burial were held in St. Marys.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday January 25, 1963
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Leonard, Eliza Ann

     Died, in Marion county, Illinois, July 19th, 1868, Eliza Ann, wife of Loring Leonard and daughter of Walter and Sarah Watson, of this county. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."

Dear as thou wast and justly dear,
We will not weep for thee;
One thought shall check the starting tears
It is that thou art free.

And thus shall faith's consoling power
The tears of love restrain,
O, who that saw thy parting hour
Could wish thee here again.

Triumphant in thy closing eye
The hope of glory shone,
Joy breathed in thy expiring sigh
To think the race was run.

The Gallipolis Journal 
July 13, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                       Top of Page


Leonard, Flora Dulaney

Mrs. Leonard, Native, Dies
     Mrs. Flora Dulaney Leonard, 74, ill for many months died at 12:30 a.m. today at the home of Mrs. Freda Helmic, 136 Fourth Ave., where she had been cared for the past seven months. She was a native of this county and had spent most of her life here.
     She was born on Jan. 30, 1885 at Addison to James F. and Lida Marshall Dulaney. Her marriage to Wellington H. Leonard took place on April 21, 1902 and he preceded her in death many years ago as did two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Martin and Mrs. Artie Oiler. She is survived by one grandson, Stanley Joe Martin, United States Navy and Rev. Everette Dulaney of Gallipolis is a nephew. Other survivors are two brothers, Archie of Charleston and Harvey Dulaney of Shell Beach, Calif.
     Mrs. Leonard was a member of the Addison Methodist church and the Daughters of America. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wetherholt Elliott Sanders Funeral home. Rev. E. C. Venz will officiate and burial will be in Reynolds cemetery at Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 23, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Leonard, George U.

     Mr. George U. Leonard, a well known and popular resident of Addison Township, died at his home at nine o'clock last Wednesday morning, after a short illness with bowel trouble, He was a son of the late Charles Leonard. He was taken ill only a few days previous to his death. Dr. E.W. Parker, of this city, was called to see him early Wednesday morning, and found him dying.

Gallipolis Bulletin
1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Leonard, Jestia E. [Roush]

Death of Mrs. Leonard  
     Mrs. Benton Leonard passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Pickrell at Logan, O., at the age of 66 years. She was a resident of this county making her home with her son Floyd on the former Hawkins farm on Chicamauga.
     She had been on a visit to her daughter since the holidays. Mr. Leonard preceded her in death in 1919. She is survived by the following relatives, sons, Claude of Kanauga, Amos of Pomeroy, Floyd of this county and daughter, Mrs. Claude Pickrell of Logan.
     The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Kanauga Church by Rev. Stump, interment to follow in Maddy Cemetery by Coleman.

[Note: May 20, 1864 - Jan. 10, 1931; Age 66 yrs. 7 mos. 10 das. She was the daughter of Paul and Barbera Mink Roush. The cause of death was Intestinal Toxemia due to food poisoning.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Jan. 12, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leonard, John

     Died, at his residence in Addison township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 13th day of May, 1865, Mr. John Leonard, aged 74 years, 6 months and 17 days. Mr. Leonard was one of our oldest and most respectable citizens. He leaves surviving him ten children, to mourn the loss of an affectionate father. His example as a patriotic upright citizen is well worthy of imitation. It endears his memory to all who knew his unswerving devotion to the cause of his country, in her hour of peril. He lived to see his hopes of her ultimate success in crushing the rebellion fully realized, and he passed away in peace, rejoicing that he left behind him a character unspotted, as the best legacy for his children, and a government under whose beneficent rule they could hope to enjoy all the blessings of freedom. V. Marietta paper please copy.

The Gallipolis Journal 
June 8, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                     Top of Page


Leonard, John Floyd

John F. Leonard
     John Floyd Leonard, 84, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 4:15 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 27, 1898, in Addison Township, son of the late Benton and Jestia Roush Leonard, he was a member of Westerman United Methodist Church in Evergreen and Siloam Masonic Lodge of Cheshire.
     He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Reynolds Leonard, on June 24, 1981, and by three brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a son, Oscar of New Haven, W.Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorel (Opel) Griggs of Columbus and Mrs. Paul (Mary Lou) Harrison of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews, one of whom, Carl Bowen of Carroll, was reared in the home.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 6 p.m. Sunday.
 
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 11, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Leonard, Mary E.   [Switzer]

Mrs. Mary E. Leonard Dead
     Mrs. Mary E. Leonard of Addison Township, died Monday night, aged 67 years. She was stricken with paralysis Wednesday of last week and never rallied.
     She was the daughter of John and Sarah Switzer and left a brother, George, and sister, Mrs. Wellington Hawkins, and the following children: John, William, Vinton, Eva, Mrs. Pfade, of Virginia, Orland of Washington, Millard, Wellington and Joseph. Her husband preceded her three years ago.
     The funeral services were conducted from her late home Wednesday, interment following at Maddy bury ground by Wetherholt. She was a most estimable lady and many friends will regret her demise.

[Note: Apr. 30, 1835 – Nov. 17, 1902]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 21, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leonard, Millard F.

M.F.Leonard Dies In Huntington Thursday
Member of W.Va. Legislature Was Native of Gallia Co.
     Millard F. Leonard, 55, of Huntington, a member of the West Virginia house of delegates, died at his home Thursday night at 7:30.  Death was due to heart failure.
     He was a native of Gallia county Ohio, having been born near Addison, November 26, 1873.  Most of his early childhood was spent on a farm and he later moved to Gallipolis, coming to Huntington in 1912.  He graduated from Rio Grande College and later took his law degree at Ohio University.
     Brief services will be held Saturday morning at his late home after which the body will be brought to Gallipolis. Funeral services will be held at Grace M.E. church by Rev. A.H. Beardsley at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Stella W. Leonard; a daughter, Elizabeth Nan Leonard; and a step daughter Mrs. E.J. Keaton.  He was a member of the Knight Templars.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 26, 1929
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                          Top of Page


Leonard, Peter    

One of Oldest Residents of Morgan Township Passes Away at the Ripe Age of 93 Years.
     Peter Leonard, one of the oldest citizens of Morgan township, and a most highly esteemed man, died at his late home near the Miller schoolhouse Wednesday of last week, at the advanced age of 93 years.
     The funeral was held last Friday at 2 p.m. at the late home of the deceased, the interment followed in the Coy graveyard by undertaker Glassburn of Bidwell.
     Peter Leonard the subject of this sketch, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio June 22, 1817; died at his home in Gallia Co., May 10, 1911, aged 93 years, 10 months and 18 days.
     He was first married to Christena Clouse Sept. 13, 1838, who preceded him to the grave May 23, 1876. To this union eight children were born, five boys and three girls, namely: John of West Virginia, Harvey of Marion O., Henry and Harry of Meigs, Co., Mary wife of Jacob Spires of Vinton, Martha, wife of W. R. Spires of Columbus, O., One daughter, Mrs. Catherine Roush, and also an infant son are dead.
     He was again united in marriage June, 1877 to Mary E. Gorby, who survives him. Besides his wife and children he leaves 25 grand-children, 51 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren, one brother Johnson Leonard of California, one sister Sarah Best of Alliance, O., and a host of friends to mourn their loss.  -Vinton Leader.

[Note: Coy Graveyard (Cemetery) is in Salem Twp., Meigs County, Ohio]

Gallipolis Journal 
May 24, 1911
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Leonard, Theadocia

Mrs. Leonard
     Theadocia Leonard was born April 16, 1839, died Feb. 12, 1912, aged 72 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was the daughter of Nimrod and Catherine Kincade, one of a family of 13, six having preceded her to a better land; two brothers and four sisters survive her, all absent but one.
     She was married to Orland Leonard March 29, 1864, he passing away to his reward, October 14, 1897. To this union was born two children, Doris and Allie, both at home, also one step-son, Howard Leonard and his two children, Ruth and Narret.
     She was a Christian woman, having united with the Campaign F. W. B. Church at the age of 16 and lived a devoted Christian life. She was a faithful wife and mother, a loving sister and daughter, always having a kind word for all her friends.
     All that kind hands could do was done to keep her here, but God said her work is finished and she has gone to rest with him, who doeth all things well.
     Her funeral was held at the Church on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton. Burial by Undertaker Glassburn.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, February 22, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Lepert, James M.

     OBITUARY; LEPERT - James M. Lepert was born December 22, 1834, and died October 11, 1896. Funeral services at Mt. Pisga Church, by Rev. McCarley.

Dear Brother, thou hast left us 
In this world of sorrow and woe;
Thou hast gone to that beautiful land
Where none but the good can go.
Dear Brother, your suffering is over,
And you’re taking your sweet rest,
Where all the good and holy
In heaven shall be blest.
It was hard to give our brother up,
Our hearts are sorely riven;
But one sweet thought dispels our gloom-
Dear Jimmie rests in heaven.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 31, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Lesher, Gladys L. [Workman]

Mrs. Lesher, 68, Succumbs Early Today
     Mrs. Gladys L. Lesher, 68, of 2181 Eastern Ave., died at 2 a.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital four weeks. Born in January 1900 in Fayette County, W. Va., she was the daughter of Charles and Laurie Belle Workman.
     Survivors include a son, Omar Drennen, Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Bama Barley and Mrs. Norma Kincaid, both of Bradley, W. Va.; two brothers, Obie Workman, Ashtabula, and Lintle Workman, Ravenswood; four sisters, Mrs. Melva Ervin and Mrs. Nova James, both of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Naomi Jones, Gauley Bridge, W. Va.; and Mrs. Lahoma Dorsey, Florida, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 19, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Lesher, Roy

Roy Lesher Dead At 67
     Roy Otto Lesher, 67, a resident of Kanauga died in Holzer hospital at 4:20 p .m. Tuesday. He had been a patient there for four days. Until his retirement, he had been an attendant at various mental institutions, and his last employment was at Longview State hospital at Cincinnati.
     He was born near Louisville, Ky., on July 25, 1891, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Lesher. He was married to the former Gladys Workman, and she survives. Other survivors are two brothers, George Lesher of Normal, Ill., Robert of Indianapolis, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Welsey (Anna) Brag, of Normal, Ill., and a step-mother, Mrs. Emma Lesher of Normal, Ill. There are three surviving step-children, Mrs. Bama Minner and Mrs. Norma Kincaide, both of Bradley, W. Va., and a step-son, Sam Drennen, stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kanauga Methodist Church. Rev. Okey Carte, assisted by Rev. C. J. Lemley, will officiate. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Garden at Beckley, W. Va., under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 30, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leslie, Agnes [Klein]

Mrs. Agnes Leslie, 87, Succumbs at Dayton
GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Agnes Klein Leslie, 87, died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. F. Ewry, at Dayton. Mrs. Leslie was the widow of W. T. Leslie and had spent most of her adult life in or near Vinton.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ewry and Mrs. Reuben Wood, of Gallipolis. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Leslie had divided the time between the home of her two daughters.  She had planned to come to Gallipolis soon to spend the winter in the Wood home. Besides the daughters, she is survived by three grandchildren, Miss Julia Agnes Wood of Cleveland, Leslie Ewry of Miami, Fla., and Billy Ewry, with the Navy in the South Pacific.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the Vinton Baptist Church. Burial will be in Glenn Cemetery.

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 18, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leslie, Donald

Death of Child
     Donald, one year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Leslie of Centrepoint, died on Monday night of last week. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Brewer Wednesday morning at the Gallia Baptist Church, interment following by Undertaker Kinneson of Gallia.

[Note: Death Certificate: Born Aug. 2, 1914; died March 29, 1915...son of Thomas Leslie and Margaret Lambert]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 18, 1915 
No. 14, Page 4
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Leslie, Frank

     Funeral services were held Wednesday last at the M. E. Church over the remains of Frank LESLIE, aged 24 years, Rev. T. E. Peden officiating; B F. Biggs had charge of the corpse, which was interred in the Roush cemetery; Frank leaves a wife, child and many friends to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Journal on Wednesday
September 08, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                      Top of Page


Leslie, Margaret

Rites Held Today - Mrs. Tom Leslie
     The body of Mrs. Margaret Leslie, 61, who died at the Athens State Hospital Friday p.m. will be buried this afternoon at Gallia. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church there, starting at 2 o’clock, by Rev. G. W. Friedrich of the Wellston Baptist church. Mrs. Leslie’s death was caused or hastened by a hip fracture received in a fall Oct. 4.
     She was born in Gallia, June 26, 1877, and left there in 1926. Her husband, Thomas Leslie, died the previous year. Surviving are two children, Paul Leslie and Mrs. Wilburn Friedenmaker, both of Wellston; two grandchildren, a brother, George Lambert of Hamden, and a half-brother, Ed Lambert of Lafayette, O.

[Note: 6/26/1876 - 12/16/1938 born in Lawrence Co., Ohio; Parents: Unknown per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 19, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Leslie, Susannah

     DIED - Susannah Leslie, widow of the late Jacob W. Leslie and daughter of William and Esther Roush, died at the residence of her father in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio, of consumption, June 21, 1883, aged 45 years. She died on her birthday. Her husband, Jacob W. Leslie, died Dec. 9, 1877 and was buried on his birthday. 
     She united with the M.E. Church of Vinton, Gallia County, Ohio in 1867, in which she lived a consistent member to her death. She gave expressions in her last moments of her willingness to obey the will of God and of her hope and faith in meeting her Savior and friends that had gone before, on the shores of everlasting peace. 
     She leaves a son and daughter, both grown, an aged father, sister and brother, together with a large concourse of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. 
     She will be missed around the fireside, in the family circle. Her seat in the church will be vacant. These vacuums will long serve as reminders to those that loved her, of her worthy notions and kind admonitions while on "the stage" of action. She was a friend and help to the needy and a comforter to the weary.
     Her congenial company, kind, admonitions, pleasant smile and cheerful manners will long be missed in the gatherings of the family circle. But the living can console themselves that in the expressions of her hope and faith in her last moments that what is their (the living ones) loss is the departed ones eternal gain. Peace and happiness ever be with her. 
D.R.S.S.

[Note: Burial in Roush Cemetery in Cheshire Township] 

Gallipolis Journal 
July 19, 1883 
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lester, Thelma

     Thelma Adams Lester, 77, Orlando, Fla., a former Kanauga resident, died at 8 p.m. Thursday in Orlando. Born Sept. 4, 1905, daughter of the late Roy and Ethel Oliver Adams Messler, she was reared primarily in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Oliver, was educated in schools in Kanauga, Point Pleasant and Nitro, W. Va., was a member of Fair Haven Methodist Church and a member of the CIC Club.
     She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence “Snooks” White and Leroy Lester, and a stepfather, William Messler. Local survivors are cousins.
     The body was cremated at Orlando, with services by Rev. Everett Delaney and burial tentatively scheduled for later this week.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 2, 1983

    Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pine Street Cemetery for Thelma Adams Lester, 77, who died April 28 in Orlando, Fla. Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 3, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Levisay, Jacob T. [Livesay, Jacob T. ]

J. T. Levisay, Retired, Died Last Evening
Funeral Services Will Be Private 
Interment In Mt. Zion Cemetery

     Jacob T. Levisay , who was in his 73rd year, died Monday about 7:30 p.m. at his home on Fifth avenue. He had been in failing health for the past four years and a year ago last April, he was forced to sell the grocery on Olive street, which he had conducted for many years. It is now operated by R. S. Kerr. His illness was due to a heart affection [infection] and his condition had been serious for about five weeks.
     Mr. Livesay was born in Green township in the section known as “Texas.” His parents were William Holley and Eliza Short Levisay . With the exception of a few months, which he spent in Dayton, Mr. Livesay lived his entire life in Gallia county. He was of a rather reserved temperament but genial and generous to those who knew him well, honest in his dealings with others and attentive to his business and his home.
     He is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Amanda Rose Levisay and son William H. He also leaves a granddaughter, Mrs. Leroy Michael of Lima and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Sprague and Mrs. T. J. Moore of Bidwell.
     The body is at the family home, 618 Fifth avenue where friends may call until Thursday at 2 p.m., the hour set for the funeral. The services will be private and conducted by Rev. H. M. Smith. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery by A. E. Tope. The family request that there will be no flowers.

[Note: The cemetery stone at Mt. Zion Cemetery has spelling of name as Livesay for Jacob & Amanda. His death certificate is under Levisay. 3/15/1866 - 9/5/1938 ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 6, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Levisey, Grace

     Miss Grace Levisey, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Levisey, died at Lewisburg, Va., last Tuesday evening. Some weeks ago while at home here, she had some symptoms of the malarial fever which was then prevailing in Ironton, and was sent to the mountain regions of Va. to get the pure and healthy air of that locality, but it was all to no purpose. Sickness came on and she grew worse and worse until she died. Her father was at the bedside at the time of her death. Miss Grace was an excellent young lady, highly esteemed by this community, which receives the news with deep sorrow.—Ironton Register.
     Miss Levisey left here eight years ago with her father’s family. She was well known and highly admired for her beauty and gentility. Born here in 1857, she spent most of her life in our city.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 28, 1880
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Levi, Charles

Death of Mr. Chas. Levi
     Mr. Chas. Levi, of the firm of Silverman, Levi & Co., passed away at 10 minutes before 12 o'clock today, December 18, 1899, aged 47 years last June. The remains accompanied by Mrs. Samuel Silverman, his mother-in-law, Mrs. Levi, Miss Jennie Silverman and Mr. Leon Silverman will be taken to Cincinnati Tuesday afternoon, the burial taking place on Walnut Hills. Hayward & Son took charge of the remains here.
     Mr. Levi was born in Glasgow, Ky., but in early life went West and returning, settled in Portsmouth, where he resided for many years, becoming a traveling man. He was married to Miss Lizzie Silverman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silverman, August 27, 1882.
     He afterward became a partner of Mr. Silverman and the Silverman boys in the wholesale liquor business and moved to this city and has resided here ever since. About a year ago he began to have some kind of throat trouble which developed into cancer. He became very much troubled last summer and he and wife took a trip West for his health. He returned unimproved and put himself under the care of a Cincinnati specialist, but received but little if any benefit.
     Later he went to New York and consulted the most eminent physicians, but to no purpose. Since returning from New York he has gone down rapidly, and very noticeably. He was on the street and to the store last Saturday for the last time. The end came peacefully at the last, though for some hours before death he suffered much pain.
     He left four brothers, three in Portsmouth and one in Zanesille, and one sister, Mrs. Abe Mayer of Portsmouth. It is known that Mr. and Mrs. Mayer and Mr. Levi of Zanesville will be here, and perhaps others. Mr. Levi made many friends here. He was a straight up and down man, plain and honest spoken, but jovial and good dispositioned, and all who knew him will regret greatly to hear of his death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 18, 1899
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan