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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

Lewis, A. C. [Alfonso]

     Mr. A. C. Lewis, son of Joshua and Anna Lewis of Gallia County, was born on July 13, 1858 and died on June 30, 1922; age 63 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ruth Lanthorn on June 24, 1885. To this union eleven children were born, one of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are Chester, Ida, Ola, Tina, Grover, Arthur, Luther, William, Anna and Julia Lewis, all of whom reside in Columbus.
     Besides his wife and the above named children who deeply mourn their loss, he leaves a brother and three sisters, Rev. Samuel Lewis, Mrs. Virginia Boster, Mrs. Lavania Boster and Mrs. Melissa Harrington and a host of friends in Gallia County, where he spent the early part of his life. He united with the Macedonia Christian Church and was converted and baptized 43 years ago and lived a consistent Christian life to the end. A few hours previous to his death he told those at his bedside that he was going to rest. Mr. Lewis was always a loving husband and a devoted father. He had been a resident of Columbus for 17 years.

[Note: Death Certificate..Alfonso Cerado Lewis. Mother, Anna Wetherholt. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus.]

Gallia Times
July 16, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lewis, Alberta

     Alberta Lewis, 81, a resident of 601 Fourth Ave., died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health the past 12 years. She was born April 7, 1897 at Charlottesville, Va., daughter of the late Anthony and Susan Brown Burnett.
     She married Joe Lewis on April 2, 1917, at Charlottesville. He survives, along with the following children: Mrs. Marie Raymond, Lock Haven, Pa.; Mrs. Fred (Grace) Young, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Wallace (Helen) Martin, Pittsburgh; Miss Serena Lewis, Gallipolis; John and James Lewis, both of Pittsburgh and Charles, Columbus. One son, Joseph preceded her in death in 1974. Nine grand, 10 great-grandchildren survive. One sister, Mrs. Lettie Mickey, Starlin, Va., survives. Fifteen brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
     She and her husband had resided in Gallia County since 1924. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Charlottesville. She attended Mt. Carmel Church at Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Vance Watson and Rev. Calvin Minnis and Rev. Eddie Buffington officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 8, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Alexander

     At the U.S. Marine Hospital Friday, April 20th, ’94, at 7:30 a.m., Alexander Lewis, a resident of this place and fireman on the Bonanza, aged about 27 years. He was a colored man and an Odd Fellow and will be buried by them, tomorrow. He had been terribly afflicted with rheumatism that went to his bowels causing death. He is said to have been a first rate man.

April 25, 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Lewis, Alvarado

Alvarado Lewis, 79, Dies At 11:15 At First Ave. Home
     Alvarado Lewis, aged 79, known throughout the county, died about 11:15 this forenoon at his home on First Ave., above Pine. He was a native of Harrison tp. and in recent years had conducted a grocery a block below his residence.
     A cut on his foot made by a butcher knife he had dropped became infected and he entered the Holzer Hospital in December. The infection was aggravated by his diabetic condition and it became necessary to amputate two toes. He appeared to improve somewhat but continued to suffer intensely before and after his removal to his home a couple of weeks ago.
     Mr. Lewis was a most genial man, a respected citizen and a first cousin of President W. A. Lewis of Rio Grande College. His 79th birthday was on Dec. 28 when he was in the hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Virgie Allan of Garfield Ave., two brothers; Robert and Winifred V. Lewis, both of Harrison tp., and two sisters, Mrs. Hamilton Lewis of Bladen and Mrs. Sonora Dailey of Columbus. Another sister, Mrs. Rebecca Paine of Huntington, died late in 1939.
     Funeral services are set for Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. A. E. Tope is in charge of the arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 17, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Archibald

Death of Archibald Lewis
     Archibald Lewis of Bidwell was found dead in bed Saturday morning by his nephew Wesley Lewis, who had become alarmed over his non appearance since Thursday evening before. He was dressed with the exception of his shoes and was the victim of heart failure. He was about 65 years of age and is survived by three children, Will of Harris, Elza of Raccoon Tp., and Mrs. Augusta Woods of Cincinnati.
     The funeral services were held at Mt. Tabor church Sunday and the burial was conducted by Undertaker Glassburn of Bidwell.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives middle intial as “G”, DOD as 18 May 1911, aged 77 y. and burial in Mt. Tabor.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 24, 1910 [ date handwritten at top of obit copy/at odds with cemetery entry info]
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Lewis, Barbara E. [Scott]

Mrs. Barbara Lewis, Lifelong Resident, Dies Early Today
    
Mrs. Barbara E. Lewis, well-known colored woman, died at the Holzer Hospital at 2:50 this morning. She was a victim of pneumonia, having become ill on Sunday and removed to the hospital on Tuesday. It was made known yesterday that her illness was well-nigh hopeless.
     Mrs. Lewis was the widow of John Lewis, who died nearly 20 years ago, and her home was at 814 Fourth avenue. She was born here 73 years ago, the daughter of Jordan Scott, and her whole life was spent in this city.
     Five daughters and two sons survive her: Mrs. Lena Howell, Mrs. Lillie Williams, Viola, Carl and Fred, all of Gallipolis; Nora and Florence, Homestead, Pa. Another son, Harry, died here Oct. 16. To all of these she was tenderly devoted, working hard that they might have a home, and today their cup of sorrow is brimming over because of her passing.
     Decedent is survived also by one brother and three sisters: Charles (Bucky) Scott and Mrs. Eliza Eaves, Gallipolis; Mrs. Alice Jenkins, and Mrs. Rose Wiggins, both of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Tuesday, in charge of Rev. B. R. Reed. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

[Note: 11/18/1869 - 11/28/1936, Age 67 yrs. 14 das. Is listed on her death certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, November 28, 1936

Many Attend Rites For Barbara Lewis
    
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara E. Lewis Tuesday afternoon were attended by a large throng of relatives and friends. Out-of-town attendants were Estella Johnson and Reese Battles, Charleston; Rosie Wiggins, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Jenkins, Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Steward Goins, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. William Mundell, Miss Nora Mundell, Mrs. Florence Williams, Henry Clark and son, Hollis; Harry Carter, Parkersburg.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 4, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron             

Lewis, Benjamin B.

IN MEMORY
     Benjamin B. Lewis was born in Cardigan, South Wales, Sept. 10, 1839 and died July 15, 1927; aged 87 years, 10 months and 5 days. He was the youngest son of Benjamin and Esther Lewis. He was one of ten children, all having preceded him in death except one sister, Mrs. Anna Rickabaugh, who lived with him. She and her daughter, Esther, cared for him during his illness.
     Mr. Lewis came to this county with his parents in 1841. They bought and built on what is known as the Benjamin Lewis farm. This was his home for 71 years. In 1912, he bought a home in Rio Grande where he spent the remainder of his life.
     When a young man he was converted and joined the Congregational Church at Centerville. Later, for many years he was faithful in attendance at Tyn Rhos. At the time of his death he was a member of the M.E. Church at Rio Grande.
     Mr. Lewis was a strict observer of the Sabbath and attended church as long as his health permitted, always enjoying the services and contributing to the support of the churches. Uncle Ben, as he was known, was a good neighbor, always visiting the sick and helping those in need. In late years, though his strength failed him, he still often talked of his friends at Tyn Rhos. As a citizen he stood for what was right and was found doing his part in all community enterprises. His life was quiet and unassuming, but none the less brave. His life will receive the highest commendation of his friends. His influence will enrich and make better many lives. He leaves to mourn their loss one sister, five nieces, two nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run.
But rejoice in the sweet assurance
The Father giveth His beloved sleep.

[Note: Buried in Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry Township. Mother's maiden name Jones.]

Gallia Times
Aug. 4, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Lewis, Bessie [Allman]

Bessie Lewis, 81, Succumbs After Illness
     Bessie Lewis, 81, who resided at 126 ½ Third Ave., died at __ a.m. Friday in Medical Center Hospital, where she had been a patient for 18 days. She was born Sept. 17, 1882 in Clay twp., on the Riggs farm. She was one of ten children born to the late William and Mary Elizabeth Allman. Surviving is one brother, Emory Allman of Columbus. Mrs. Lewis spent most of her life in Gallia county outside of some time while employed in Pittsburgh, Pa. She lived in Gallipolis for 20 years.
     She was a member of Edna Chapel church and the Daughters of America. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Melvin Holley will officiate, and burial will be in Clay Chapel cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 8, 1963
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Lewis, Daniel

Daniel Lewis Dies of Heart Attack
     A heart attack caused by chasing stray cattle caused the death, Friday night of Daniel D. Lewis, age 76, at his home in Gallia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Gallia Church by Rev. C.W. Frye, interment following in Lincoln Ridge Cemetery.
     Lewis was a native of Peniel in Greenfield Township. His wife, the former Osa Kerr, survives him as does a daughter, Mary; brothers, Thomas H and David Lewis, both of Peniel and two sisters in Jackson County.
A former hotel keeper at Gallia and mail carrier between that place and Oak Hill for many years, Lewis was widely known.

[Note: Born August 21, 1861; died Feb. 11, 1938. Burial Houck Cemetery in Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Lewis, David Edward

Bidwell Man Dies On Visit In W. Va.
     Edward Lewis of Bidwell died Sunday at Arlee, W. Va., where he and Mrs. Lewis were visiting relatives.
     Mr. Lewis, who was born and raised at Bidwell, O., but who, with his wife, spent a number of years in California returned to Gallia Co., in August. Both were in poor health and came back to spend their remaining years among friends and acquaintances. They went over to Arlee, W. Va., last week to visit Mrs. Lewis’ sister and family. On Sunday morning, Mr. Lewis suffered a paralytic stroke and died that evening about 9 p.m.
     Burial at Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire. Undertaker Martin of Arlee in charge.

[Note: April 19, 1872 – Sept. 15, 1929; Age 57 yrs. 4 mos. 36 das. He was the son of David T. Lewis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 19, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Edna

     Edna Leola Lewis, 89, a resident of Kanauga, was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon by a granddaughter, Mrs. Bill Mitchell. She was born at Kanauga on Jan. 16, 1885, daughter of the late Joshua and Clara Fife Vance.
     She married Otis C. Lewis. He preceded her in death in 1965. Two sons and two daughters survive: Francis M. Lewis, Gallipolis; Ernest Lewis, Lima; Mrs. Lavada Scott, Columbus, and Mrs. Eunice Thorburn, Lima. Two children preceded her in death. Ten grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren survive.
     She was the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church, Kanauga. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 22, 1974

Lewis, Edna
     Funeral services for Mrs. Leola Lewis, a resident of Kanauga, who was found dead in her home on Sunday, will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s on Tuesday evening between the hours of 7 to 9 o’clock. Pall bearers will be Perry Williams, William Scott, Ronald Klein, Vaughn Klein, Jerry Conrad, Gary Thomas and Donald Gartin.

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


Lewis, Elizabeth

Mrs. S. Lewis Dies In Beckley W. V.

Funeral Here At 10 Wednesday, Burial At Ronceverte
     Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, aged 78, wife of Shepherd Lewis, highly esteemed colored resident, died Sunday morning at a little after ten o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edna Howard at Beckley, W.Va. Mrs. Lewis had gone to Beckley two weeks ago for a visit and while there suffered a stroke.
     The body will be returned to her Fourth Avenue home tomorrow and funeral services are set for wednesday morning at 10:30. They will be held at the Paint Creek Baptist Church of which she was a devoted member and president of the missionary society. Rev. Francis M. Story, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Ronceverte, W.Va., where she was born.
     Mrs. Lewis was the mother of 14 children, eight daughters and three sons, together with the husband survive. They are; Mrs. Howard of Beckley; Dr. Bernice Brown, Cleveland; Mrs. Ethel Barnes, Gilbert Haynes, Nola Haynes of Wheeling; Mrs. Mattie Upton, Clea Blakeley, Albert, Edith and Hallie Haynes of West virginia.
     She also leaves five stepsons; Friley Lewis of Bidwell; Homer and Charles P. Lewis of Gallipolis; Lester L. Lewis in New Guinea, Elwood Lewis of Circleville.
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 9, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lewis, Elizabeth [Jones]

Mrs. John L. Lewis Called by Death
     Mrs. John L. Lewis of Rio Grande, one of the best known and highly respected women of Raccoon township, passed away Thursday, June 7, 1917, of asthma. The following is taken from the obituary read at her funeral.
     Elizabeth Jones Lewis, daughter of Evan and Mary Jones, was born in Kilkeny township, Cardinganshire county, South Wales, September 21, 1836. At the time of her death she was aged 80 years, 8 months and 16 days. Her mother died when she was six weeks old. In 1841 she came to America with her father and one sister and located in the Tyn Rhos settlement.
     She was united in marriage to John L. Lewis Feb. 26, 1858, and for almost 60 years they had journeyed the pathway of life hand in hand toward the land of the Setting Sun. They were the parents of ten children, two of whom died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Amelia Evans, passsed away in November, 1913. The living children are Evan J. and Mary J. at home, Thomas J. and L. Everette of Rio Grande, Albert of Delphos, Mrs. J.H. Jenkins of Rushmore and Mrs. Charles B. Stevers of Gallipolis. Besides these there are five grandchildren, all of whom mourn her death.
     She was united with the Rio Grande Baptist church, where she was faithful and regular in attendance. She lived a life of practical Godliness and applied Christianity. Although she had passed four score years, she was active in all the duties of home and community life. She lived for the good of all, being a true and faithful companion, a kind, patient and self-sacrificing mother, and a thoughtful, good and devoted neighbor and friend. She now rests from her labors and her works do follow her.
     Mrs. Lewis' funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Baptist church in Rio Grande, conducted by Rev. W.J.Fulton, assisted by Revs. C.O.Clark, John M. Davis and G. James Jones. The interment was in Rio Grande cemetery by Davis & Thomas.

Gallia Times
June 13, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lewis, Ellen

Death of Mrs. Lewis
     Mrs. Ellen Lewis, colored, living on Olive street between Second and Third Avenues, died at noon Wednesday, February 7, from a complication of troubles which had made her an invalid for two or three years.
     She was a widow of Charles Lewis and leaves three children, Miss Melvina Thomas and Sarah and Charley Holmes. She was a sister of Mr. Henry Woods and Mrs. Tom Howell, and Mrs. Mary Willis, of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Viola Cardwell of Columbus.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church. Burial was by Hayward & Son at Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, February 15, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Lewis, Elizabeth [Gooch]

     Died, Elizabeth Gooch Lewis was born in Gallia County, Ohio, August 19th, 1834, and died April [sic] 17th, 1870. She was fully convinced by divine grace, some years ago, as a redeemed sinner. It was her duty as well as her privilege "To seek the Lord while he may be found." In doing so, she found peace by simply believing that Jesus died for her, and desiring purity above everything else. In this faith she lived and died. She was married to Mr. Wm. Lewis November 10th, 1867, and in less than three short years she passed sweetly away to that better clime. Her funeral was preached at Mount Olive, October 9th, 1870 a large and sympathizing congregation attending. May we all be crowned and robed in that better world. M. D. Vaughn. [Followed by a poem.]

The Gallipolis Journal
November 3, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lewis, Emma Wilson

Aged Mrs. Lewis Dies In Bidwell
Rites Sunday A.M.
     Mrs. Emma Wilson Lewis, aged 78 years, wife of the late William Lewis, died Friday about 4:30 p.m. at her home in Bidwell. She had been ill about eight weeks.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edwin C. Michaelis, with whom she made her home, one sister, Mrs. Libbie McBride of Bidwell and two brothers, J. W. Wilson of Athens and J. J. Wilson of Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be held at the George J. Wetherholt & Sons Funeral Home Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in Memorial Burial Park at Columbus at 1 o’clock. Friends may call at the funeral home on Court Street after 7 o’clock this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 10, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Emory

Emory Lewis Dies On Upper Third Ave.-- Funeral 2 Sunday
     Emory Lewis, well-known colored man, almost all of whose 75 years had been spent here, died at 9 o’clock last night at 853 Third avenue, the home of Mrs. Sarah Smith, his only sister. He had been in poor health for several years and death was due to the infirmaties of his age. One son, Harry of Springfield, survives.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at Paint Creek Baptist church, of which he was a member, by Rev. O.P. Wright.  Burial in Pine Street cemetery by Hayward.

[Note: 1860-1935]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 25, 1935
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Lewis, George Sylvester

G. S. Lewis, 77, Died This Morn
Funeral Service Will Be Held For Former Grocer At 2 On Sunday
     George Sylvester Lewis, aged 77, died at his home, 46 Vinton avenue, at 1:25 a.m. today ending a serious illness of six or eight weeks following a stroke several months ago.
     He was born in Harrison twp. in 1863 and had lived in this county all of his life, half of it in Gallipolis where he came in the early 1900s to go into the grocery business succeeding the late G. B. Sawyers at his Court street stand. He remained in business there for three years.
     Surviving are his widow, and three children; Warden, manager of the Hughes Drug Store; Mrs. Cecil Rice, City; and Mrs. Sidney Kersher, Bethesda, Md., and six grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Clara Wilson, also lives in this county.
     Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Church of God by Rev. H. M. Smith with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 13, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Gertie

Mrs. Lewis Dies At Waugh Home
Rites 2 Sunday at Bethel Church In Ohio Twp.
     Mrs. Gertie (Lewis) Lewis, 72, died at 7:20 last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Waugh, on Swan Creek back of Bladen. She was the widow of Hamilton Lewis.
     Mrs. Lewis never recovered from severe burns she received on one of the coldest mornings of the winter. Standing before an open fire, her clothing, including a heavy coat, was ignited. She was rushed to the Holzer Hospital and was a patient there for a few weeks.
     Decedent is survived by two daughters, besides Mrs. Waugh, and they are Mrs. Pearl Day, Bladen R., and Mrs. Vigil Lemons, Gallipolis R. 1. There are two brothers, Robert Lewis, Eureka, and Winifred Lewis, Gallipolis; a sister, Mrs. Sonora Dailey, Thurman; seven grandchildren and a great grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Sunday at Bethel, with Rev. Oma Williams in charge. Burial there by C. R. Halley.

[Note: 1872 - 1945 dates from tombstone]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                    Top of Page   


Lewis, Goldie

Death of Miss Lewis
     Miss Goldie Lewis, living near the Tie Hoist in East Gallipolis, died of typhoid fever in her 16th year. She left a step-father, James Mayes. Her burial will be at Mt. Pisgah in Mason county [WV] Thursday, Wetherholt furnishing the casket.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 1, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Hamilton Lyon

IN MEMORIAM
     Hamilton Lyon Lewis was born Dec. 16, 1868. Departed this life Jan. 18, 1943, age 74 years, 1 month 2 days. He was the son of Jessie and Rachel Dickey Lewis. He was the last member of his family. Two brothers and one sister have preceded him in death.
     He was united in marriage to Gertie Lewis Sept. 12, 1896. He leaves his wife, Gertie, three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Day, Mrs. Stanley Waugh, Mrs. Virgil Lemon; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild all of Laden; two grandsons in service for their country, also friends and neighbors to mourn his passing.
     Ham, as he was called, was friendly and jolly and a kind husband and father.
     His illness was over a year duration. He was able to be up around his home, but was not able to do any work, up to six weeks ago, and has been bedfast since that time. His passing was a shock to the community. He told a neighbor Monday he was going in one of those spells.
     He was a member of Liberty Chapel Christian Church.

[Note: stone..Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Paper
No paper
Transcribed by F.K. Brown 

Lewis, Hamilton

Hamilton Lewis Died Last Night; Rites 2 Thursday
     Hamilton Lewis, 74, a native and lifelong resident of Ohio twp., died at 11 o'clock last night at his home back of Bladen and on Swan Creek. He had been ailing quite a while and death resulted from pneumonia.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Gertrude Lewis (a sister of Robert and Winfred Lewis), and these three daughters: Mrs. Pearl Day, Mrs. Stanley Waugh and Mrs. Virgil Lemons, all of Ohio twp.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel at 2 o'clock Thursday. Interment at cemetery there by Coleman R. Halley.

[Note: b. 1868, d. 1943 (from cemetery entry); buried in Bethel cemetery, Ohio twp]

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


Lewis, Harry M.

Rites Set Wednesday For Harry M. Lewis
     Brief mention was made in Saturday’s Times of the death of Harry M. Lewis, 60, Cleveland, post office employe, who died following a heart attack on Friday. Lewis was a native of Gallipolis where he was born on Dec. 12, 1898, the son of the late Harry and Bertha Minters Lewis. He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Hewitte.
     Children who survive are William, Parrie, Harry, John Allen, Mrs. Edna Roscoe and Mary Ann. A sister Mrs. Elaine Harris of Kerr survives, and Mrs. Alex Borden of Gallipolis and John and Ernest White of Detroit, Mich., are surviving cousins.
     The body will arrive Wednesday morning from Cleveland. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Wetherholt Funeral home, with Rev. O. O. Hart of Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Elbert McGhee, Alex Borden, Charles Jones, Robert Lewis, Henry Doss and James Spencer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 4, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Henrietta,

Mrs. Jesse Lewis Dies
     Mrs. Henrietta Lewis, 87, widow of Jesse Lewis, died Friday at her home in East Gallipolis. By a previous marriage to John Smeltzer, who died in 1919, she became the mother of several children, one of whom is Mrs. Clara Bugg of this city. Funeral services were Sunday at Mt. Zion in Ohio township by Rev. Earl Cremeens, burial in the cemetery there.

[Note: Dates from tombstne 1854-1936 - Buried as Henrietta C. Smeltzer 23 Oct 1848 - 1 May 1936]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lewis, Ina O. [Childers]

Mrs. E. Lewis, 71, Rio Grande, Dies
Rites Are Held At Calvary This Afternoon
     Mrs. Everette Lewis passed away at her home in Rio Grande Tuesday, September 21, at 2:40 p.m. She had been in failing health for about a year or more and bedfast for several weeks, and her death had been expected for the past few days by those at her bedside.
     Mrs. Lewis was born at Cora August 16, 1872. She was the daughter of William and Mary Donnally Childers. In 1914 she was united in marriage to Everette Lewis. While no children were born to her she was a real mother to his son and daughter left by his first wife, and they loved her as such, both coming to her bedside and remaining the last few days of her stay with them.
     She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, the two children, Mrs. Merlin Tanner (Helen) of Cleveland and Willard of Detroit, one sister, Jessie Reece of Cora, who cared for her in her last illness; two brothers, Charles Childers of Thurman R. D. and Donald of Chillicothe, Ohio; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed in the community.
     Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Methodist Church of which she had long been a member, Rev. Frazier officiating. Burial at Calvary by Davis and Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 23, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Jesse

Jesse Lewis Is Shot, Killed By Columbus Cops
Body brought to His Home Here - Funeral Set for Saturday Afternoon
Burial at Pine St. Cemetery
     Jesse Lewis, negro, native of Gallipolis, was shot early Thursday morning by Columbus Police when, they said, he failed to heed to their command to stop. Corporal C. E. Tilton and Patrolman Charles Wedemyre fired five shots at Lewis after he tried to escape, despite their warnings to him to return and submit to arrest, they said. Two bullets hit him in the heart. In the grocery basket carried by the negro were found 19 bars of soap, 25 pounds of sugar, 13 tins of smoking tobacco and six quarter-pounds of butter. Four half-pints of liquor were found in his clothing they said.
     Lewis was in the 30s and a son of the late Jesse Lewis, who is remembered as a quaint and interesting character. The mother and widow of the two Jesses lives on upper Fourth avenue.
     Undertaker A. E. Tope went to Columbus and brought the body here last night. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Grant at Paint Creek Baptist Church at 2 o’clock Saturday. Burial in Pine Street cemetery.
     Three sisters and two brothers, besides the mother, survive; Lena Lewis, Columbus; Robert, Washington D.C., Bessie Gibbons, Mary and Don Lewis, all of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 22, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Lewis, Joe T.

     Joe T. Lewis, 81, a resident of 601 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died Monday morning in Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Lewis was a retired miner. His wife, Alberta Burnett Lewis preceded him in death on March 7, 1979.
     He is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Marie Raymond, Lock Haven, Pa.; Mrs. Fred (Grace) Young, and Mrs. Wallace (Helen) Martin, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Miss Serena Lewis, Gallipolis; three sons: John and James, both of Pittsburgh; Charles of Columbus. Nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1979

Lewis, Joe T.

     Funeral services for Joe T. Lewis, 81, a resident of 601 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Vance Watson, Rev. Calvin Minnis and Rev. Eddie Buffington will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.
     Mr. Lewis was a member of the Ancient York Masonic Lodge No 33, and Masonic services will be conducted by that lodge at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 27, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, John Clinton

     John Clinton Lewis, 77, Rt. 1, Northup, died at 2 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past several years. Born May 19, 1907, in Gallipolis, son of the late Elza and Sarah Blake Lewis, he was a retired farmer and member of Dickey Church, near Mercerville.
     He married Beulah Birchfield, who survives, on Aug. 7, 1940. Also surviving are a son, Edward of Syracuse; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three children in infancy, two sisters and a brother.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Dickey Church, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Dickey Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 13, 1984
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, John Egbert

Lost Brother by Death
     John Egbert Lewis,62, born and reared in this county, died Saturday at his home, 358 Welch Avenue, Columbus. He will be remembered as a stone mason. He and his family moved to Columbus 15 or 20 years ago and he had been employed there as a mechanic for the Columbus Packing Company.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Rosa Lewis, before their marriage and five sons and one daughter, Arthur Lewis, Jackson; Leslie, William, John, Thomas and Mrs. George M. Claffey, all of Columbus. W. A. Lewis, Rio Grande, was a brother and Mrs. J.A. Barton, Jackson was a sister of the decendent.
     Funeral services were Monday at United Brethren Church, Markison and Washington Avenue with burial at Obetz, south of [missing rest].

[Note: Death Certificate shows John E. Lewis born May 15 1869 in Gallia County and dying Feb. 27, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio; age 62 years 9 months and 12 days...Father: Janshay Lewis, Mother: Rachel Scarberry]

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


Lewis, John Ernest

Death of John E. Lewis
     Mr. John Ernest Lewis of Angola, died at his home in Harrison township, Sunday evening, February 2d, 1908 in his 30th year, of tuberculosis after an illness of three years.
     He was the son of W. H. and Mary E. Lewis who survives him as does his brothers, Fred of this county, Emory of Columbus, sisters Mrs. Fred Burke and Bessie of Chillicothe, Mrs. Wm. Eblin of Wakeforst, W. Va., and Mrs. Henry Hazlett of Columbus.
     He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. of Chambersburg Council No. 142 and a very worthy man. His funeral will probably be Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. R. Field at Bethel church, and the burial by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 3, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, John Henry

Death of Colored Man
     John Lewis, aged 60, an old colored resident who has lived her most of his life and was well-liked by all, died at his home on Third avenue, Monday evening, July 2, 1917 of dropsical trouble. He is survived by his widow and eight children.
     The funeral will be conducted from Paint Creek Baptist church by Rev. O. P. Wright, Wednesday at 2 p.m. under the auspices of the Mutual Aid Society of which he was a member. Interment will be at Pine Street cemetery by the Wetherholt and Entsminger firm.

[Note: Born 1857]

Gallia Times
July 6, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Lewis, John Thomas

     John Thomas Lewis, 73, Bidwell, a Navy Veteran of World War I, died late Thursday in Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for 30 days.
     Born July 27, 1893 at Dawson, Ga., he was the son of the late Sam and Lula Lewis. As a young man he worked on the railroad in Georgia. His last employment was at Firestone in Akron.
     On Sept. 29, 1919, he was married to the former Lucy Armstrong of Gallipolis. She survives along with two sons and a daughter, John Thomas Lewis, Bidwell, William G. Lewis, Akron and Nancy Lewis, at home. There are four grandchildren. Mrs. Susie Doodley, a sister, of Columbus, also survives.
     Mr. Lewis was a member of Lafayette Post 27, American Legion. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Home for Funerals by the Rev. Elbert D. McGhee. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, April 2, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Lewis, Lueva

Mrs. Lueva Lewis Claimed Tuesday

     Mrs. Lueva Lewis, 71 year old widow of the late Rev. Samuel Lewis of Bladen, died at 6 PM Tuesday in the Holzer Hospital.
     Mrs. Lewis had been ill for some time but had entered the hospital only the night before her death.
She leaves four sons, William Strait of Akron, a son by a former marriage, Wilson Lewis and Joshua Lewis of Bladen, Stephen Lewis of Columbus; and four daughters, Mrs. Rena Davis and Mrs. Melissa Wray of Bladen, Mrs. Louise Jonas of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Burris of Gallipolis. Three other children preceded her in death.
     Also surviving are two brothers, Henry Houck and Noel Houck, both of Bladen. Mrs. Lewis was a daughter of the late Vinton and Ladocia Chick Houck.
The body will be at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Wray at Bladen, after 3 PM today, where friends may call.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 PM from the Bethel Methodist Church of which she was a member, with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Funeral Director F. L. Stevers.

[1877 - 1949]

Gallip[olis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                             Top of Page


Lewis, Mary Anise

Death of Mrs. Lewis
     Mrs. J. R. Lewis, living up on Second street extension, after a three weeks’ illness with pyemia, died Wednesday evening, July 29, 1903, in the 25th year of her age. She was the daughter of Joseph W. and Isabel Baker, of Mill Creek, and a faithful member of the Epworth M. E. Church for the past five years.
She leaves a husband and one little girl of three years and a babe of three weeks, besides her parents, brothers and sisters to mourn their loss.
     She will be taken Friday morning to Pine Grove, W. Va., for funeral services and burial. Wetherholt is in charge of the interment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 30, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Mary Elizabeth [Allman]

Mrs. Wm. Lewis Dead
     Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lewis, 82, wife of William H. Lewis of Clay township, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, 1932, after long illness. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were married Sept. 11, 1871, and became the parents of nine children. Those surviving are Mrs. Anna Kohner of Piketon, Emory of Columbus, Fred of Ravenswood and Bessie at home.
     Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at Clay Chapel by Rev. Spencer of Charleston, interment following in the church cemetery.

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Tuesday October 25, 1932
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Lewis, Nancy

Death of Mrs. Lewis
     Mrs. Nancy Lewis died at her home at Lincoln Tuesday evening, aged 73 years after a long illness with paralysis. She was the widow of the late John Lewis and a nice old lady. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Walter, of Lincoln, this county, and two sons, James of Ironton, and William of Hilton.
     The funeral was held Thursday morning by Rev. Massie, interment following at Lincoln grave-yard by Undertaker Myers.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 23, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Nate

     Nate Lewis, a former resident of Rio Grande, died in Huntington last Sunday. The remains arrived here Tuesday morning and were taken to Rio Grande where funeral services were held by Rev. Davis, burial following at Mt. Calvary [Calvary Baptist] by Wetherholt. He was a good man and had many friends. His wife, formerly Miss Jennie Giles, survives him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 6, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lewis, Odis

Odis Lewis, 84, Perishes In Apartment House Fire
     PT. PLEASANT - Odis Lewis, 84, lost his life by suffocation during a Christmas Eve fire Friday night at 11:40 p.m. when fire struck the apartments above Plants Place, 222 Main Street. The cause of the blaze has not been determined. Heavy damage was done to the apartments and heavy smoke and water damage to Plants Place. The building was owned by Chester Plants, Pt. Pleasant.
     Mr. Lewis, who was alone in the apartment, was found partially clothed lying half on his bed. He apparently died of smoke inhalation before he could be rescued from the burning building. Local firemen fought the blaze for several hours, returning to the fire station at 1:30 a.m. Christmas morning.
     Mr. Lewis was a tinner by trade and engaged in that occupation in Gallipolis and later in Pt. Pleasant. He was born at Beech Hill, Mason county, May 10, 1881, son of the late Francis M. and Margaret Cantener Lewis. He is survived by his wife, the former Edna L. Vance of Kanauga; two sons and two daughters, Francis Lewis of Hedgewood Drive, Gallipolis; Ernest Lewis, Rt. 1, Gallipolis; Mrs. V. E. (Lavata) Scott of Columbus, and Mrs. Eunice Torburan of Lima. Two daughters preceded him in death. A surviving sister is Mrs. Peter Stace of Middleport. There are nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral Home. Rev. Glen Hueholt will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 27, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Ola [Myers]

Obituary

     Ola Myers Lewis, daughter of Robert and Frances Myers was born at Bladen, Ohio, September 8, 1881, and departed this life from her home in Rio Grande, Ohio, July 22, 1921, aged thirty-nine years ten months and fourteen days.
     She was married February 3, 1900, to William A. Lewis, to which union was born one daughter, Thelma. Besides her dear companion and only child, she leaves in this world one brother, W. F. Myers, a host of other relatives and a multitude of friends. Her father, mother and three sisters, Eliza, Janie and Louella, have preceded her to that blissful eternal realm where happiness and joy is even greater now that another loved one has entered in.
     Words are inadequate to express the beauty and worth of such a life as hers. She was converted and joined the Christian Order church in 1897, and has continuously lived a devoted active Christian life. Since 1917 her church membership has been with the M. E. Church at Piketon, Ohio. During her life many communities have been blessed with her presence and influence. She was always kind and cheerful and loving and everyone who came to know her, loved her. Her daily life radiated the spirit of the Maker who gave it. During her affliction from which she suffered many years, she never complained, and even up to the last minutes was happy and smiling. This disposition and remarkable character was an inspiration to all she met.
     All the care that medical science and loving hands could supply was given her, but our companion, mother, relative and friend has left us.

"Another gem's in the Savior's crown,
And another soul is in Heaven."
Words of eulogy and monuments of stone can not equal the everlasting      memorial of her beautiful Christian life, well spent. Dear one, we will miss your presence but your spirit will live with us forever.

"Only a moment of dark,
A dream of the fleeting night;
And then the beautiful break of day
And the quiet peace of light.
And you found yourself where you longed to stand,
In the sweet repose of the Fatherland."

Gallipolis paper
July 22, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Lewis, Ona

Death of Miss Ona Lewis
     Miss Ona Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shepard Lewis, of Kanauga, died this Monday morning at 7 o’clock after an illness of three weeks with typhoid fever, being 23 years of age. She was an excellent young colored lady and her death brings grief to her many friends. Her parents and four brothers survive her.
     The funeral will be conducted at the colored Baptist Church here by Rev. O. P. Wright at 10 a.m. Wednesday, interment following at Pine street by Myers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 15, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Pauline

     Pauline Lewis, 70, Rt. 2, Patriot, died Thursday night in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 23, 1912, in North Carolina, daughter of the late Zener and Effie Miller, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Foster Lewis, in November, 1982 and by a brother and a sister.
     Surviving are three sons, Clyde of Columbus and Gary and Richard, both of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Almeda Miller of Oak Hill, Virginia Unroe of Gallipolis;Thelma Calloway of Jackson and a brother, Clarence of Akron.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Peniel Church, with Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Peniel Cemetery. Friends may call at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: died in 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lewis, Rachel

Mrs. Rachel Lewis Dead
    Mrs Rachel Lewis, 86, widow of Joshua Lewis, died Wednesday evening at her home in Jackson and the funeral and burial were Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Rio Grande, her former home. She was the mother of Prof. Will A . Lewis, former dean of Rio Grande College, now of Hillsdale, NJ; John E. Lewis of Columbus and Mrs. J.A. Barton of Jackson, with whom she made her home.

[note: Death Certificate shows Rachel H. Lewis, born Nov. 11, 1844 in Lawrence County, Ohio; died: Dec. 31, 1930 at age 86 years, 1 month and 20 days...widow of Joshua Lewis...parents: Joseph Scarberry and Elizabeth Sowards]

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


Lewis, Rachel A.

     On December 31st, 1930, just as the old year was silently passing away, even so, the spirit of Rachel A. Lewis took its flight, and returned to her Maker, softly, sweetly and with a radiant expression she slept away, and when New Years came, she was not with us, but in her New Home -- there to begin a new life. There is no need for us to wish her a "Happy New Year" as we think of the happy reunion with the dear ones who have gone before. Can we not feel the joy and exultation as she greets them?
     She was born in Lawrence County, Nov. 19th, 1844, and was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Scarberry. She was united in marriage in 1866, to Joshua Lewis, who preceded her to the great beyond in 1909. To this union was born six children, three of whom preceded her as follows: Anna Irion in 1907, Lemuel Clarence Lewis in 1911, and Sarah Lewis in 1923. She leaves to mourn three children: John E. Lewis of Columbus, Ohio, William A. Lewis of Hillsdale, N.J., and Mrs. James A. Barton, the beloved daughter with whom she lived and who cared for her so tenderly the past seven years, one brother, W.P. Scarberry, of Gallipolis, Ohio, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sites, of Milton, W.Va., 21 grand children and 34 great-grand children who adored and loved their grandmother.
     She united with the Christian Church at an early age and lived a consistent christian life. She was a noble woman, pure, honest, loyal, and one who chose to walk in the straight and narrow path. She had a most beautiful disposition, always giving words of cheer and encouragement to those with whom she came in contact.
     Her heart beat with a pure and holy affection, her daughters-in-law and her sons-in-law were immediately taken into her heart after marriage, and she adopted them as her own children. All loved her and in later years, when her eye sight failed, Grandma's room was the place where all the children and grand-children gathered to talk. She seemed to understand and have sympathy for all, and as we surrounded her chair, she was Queen of the home and ruled with love. We will always feel her influence, she will always live in our hearts. She is not dead.

[Note: From Stone - D. 31 December 1930 buried in Calvary Baptist, Raccoon Twp.]

Gallipolis paper
Jan. 1931
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Lewis, Robert A.

Death of Mr. Lewis
     Mr. Robert A. Lewis died at his home near Angel, in Harrison township, Saturday, October 7th, 1905, aged 72 years. Mr. Lewis had not been in good health for several months and his death was not unexpected. His wife died several years ago. He leaves a number of children and other relatives.
     Mr. Lewis was widely known especially in the southern part of the county. For many years, he was Justice of Peace and was well grounded in the law. He practiced considerably before the various Justices in this section of the county and was regarded by Lawyers as being a very able practitioner.
     The funeral was conducted at Macedonia Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. John Porter, interment following by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 13, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Samantha [Thevenin]

Death of Mrs. Lewis
     Mrs. Samantha Lewis, wife of Emory Lewis, 819 4th avenue, died Wednesday evening about 6 o’clock of cerebral hemorrhage, and aged 48, leaving a husband and 2 sons aged 11 and 16 years, and four brothers, three sister[s] and her father aged 78, Absolom Thevenin. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p. m. at the house by Rev. P. J. Shadd, the interment by Hayward & Son following at Pine Street cemetery. Mrs. Lewis is said to have been an industrious good woman. She carried life insurance in the Western & Southern for $125.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday January 21, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lewis, Samuel

Obituary
     Samuel Lewis, son of Joshua and Anna Lewis, was born Oct. 20, 1851 at Angel, Ohio, and departed this life at his home in Bladen, Oct 27, 1925, aged 74 years and 7 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca porter some time in the early '70. She lived but a few years. He was united in marriage to Sarah E. Wallice Aug 26, 1880. To this union were born four children, Mrs. W. B. Steffy, Washington, C. H., Ohio, Mrs. Jacob Trowbridge, Vinton, Ohio, Wallice Lewis, Eureka, and Mrs. E. C. Caldwell, Crown City. Mrs. Lewis died Dec 31, 1896.
     On Dec 22, 1897, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Lueva Strait. To this union were born five sons and five daughters, Wilson of Bladen, Joshua and Stephen at home, Leon and Fred who preceded him in death, Mrs. Walter Davis of Bladen, Melissa, Wealthy, Louise and Mary Sophronia at home. Frances, who died in infancy.
     He leaves beside these to mourn their loss his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Boster of Gallipolis and Mrs. Lavina Boster of Ewington, a stepson, Wm V. Strait of Akron, 24 grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.
     He was connected and united with the Macedonia Christian church early in life and was always an actiave worker for the advancement of Christianity. He was ordained a Minister of the Gospel by the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference at Macedonia in August, 1880. he was actively engaged in the organizing of the Liberty Chapel Christian Chruch in 1881, at which time he was engaged in the work of Home Missionary for the O. E. C. C. He served in this capacity a number of years. In August 1920 he was elected Field Secretary of the conference and served as such until August, 1925.

[Note: Buried Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp]

Gallipolis Paper
Oct 27, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Lewis, Sarah

     Mrs. Sarah, wife of William Lewis, passed away Tuesday last. Her funeral at Clay Chapel the following day was largely attended. She had been a long sufferer but bore her afflictions with that Christian fortitude that marks the path of those with whom all is well. Her kind husband and children dear have the sympathy of all.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 08, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Lewis, Sarah Frances [Blake]

Mrs. Sarah Lewis Dies near Bladen
     Mrs. Sarah Frances Blake Lewis, 63, widow of Elza Lewis, died of a heart attack at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, John C. Lewis, back of Bladen. She had been in poor health for three years.
     Mrs. Lewis, whose husband died 26 years ago, was born in Lawrence county and was a daughter of Mack Blake. Surviving besides the son are a daughter, Mrs. Iva Phillips of the same neighborhood; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and these three brothers, Charlie Blake of Miller, Girard and Walter Blake, both of Springfield.
     She was a member of Liberty Chapel church. Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday at Bethel, in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial at the same place by C.R. Halley.

[Note: From Stone 1876 - 1939]

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown - 1939
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page


Lewis, Sheppard

Death of Colored Man
     Sheppard Lewis, well known colored resident of Kanauga, died Monday night of pneumonia following a few days illness.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 10, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Susie

Mrs. Lewis Dies
     Mrs. Susie Lewis, who entered Holzer Hospital on August 1, died there at 5:55 this morning. Death was due to a heart condition and she had been ill for two weeks.
     Decedent was the wife of Tim Lewis, widely known tinner and official in outboard motor boat races. They had no children but Tim's brother, Robert, lived with them in their home on the lane off Route 7 above the airport.

[Note: Death Certificate...born May 16, 1879 Fayette Co., WV; died Aug. 13, 1945 Gallapolis, Gallia County, Ohio; age 66 years 2 months and 27 days of age. Father not listed...mother Nancy Hale.]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lewis, Susie J.

Lewis Rites Set For 2 Wednesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Tim Lewis, who died early Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Entsminger Chapel under the auspices of the Daughters of America. Rev. Ted Waller will officiate. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken this afternoon or evening to the home at the upper end of the airport.
     Mrs. Lewis’ illness became serious about two weeks ago and death was due to heart disease, but she had not been in normal health for nearly a year.
     Mrs. Lewis, whose maiden name was Susie J. Settle, was in her 67th year, having been born May 16, 1879, near Hawks Nest, Fayette County, W. Va. She was a daughter of Hansford and Nancy Hale Settle. She is the last of the family and her only near relative is an aunt, Mrs. Vernia Lou Pittman, who lives next door to the Lewis home.
     Decedent was a member of the Daughters of America, Pythian Sisters, and Rebeckahs.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 14, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Virginia Bell [Bowen]

Coronary Fatal For Mrs. Lewis
     Mrs. Virginia Bell Bowen Lewis, 63, wife of Dan Lewis, died in Holzer Hospital at 6:55 a. m. today after being a patient at the hospital only one day. Coronary thrombosis was the cause of her death. Born Nov. 11, 1888, in Mason County to Elias and Sarah Jane Stats Bowen, Mrs. Lewis was one of nine children of which three brothers and one sister survive. She was schooled in Charleston, W. Va., where she lived with an aunt.
Mrs. Lewis married Dan Lewis at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 where they spent their married life. Mr. Lewis is a native of Spencer, W. Va.
     The Lewis have resided at 617 Fifth Ave. for the past 12 years, since their return to Gallipolis. Although Mrs. Lewis was not a member of a church, she attended and contributed to the Apostolic Church in East Gallipolis. Surviving Mrs. Lewis is her husband, three brothers, Noah Bowen, Gallipolis, Louis (Dick) Bowen, Gallipolis; and William (Bunt) Bowen, Point Pleasant and her sister, Mary (Mrs. Fred Jolly) Cedar St., Gallipolis. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had no children.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals Sunday at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. Bill DeWitt officiating. Interment will be in Pine Street Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call Friday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 22, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lewis, Wealtha Elizabeth [Waugh]

Mrs. W. Lewis Dies At Harris

Funeral 2 Friday At Mt. Zion in Ohio Twp.
     Mrs. Wealtha Elizabeth (Waugh) Lewis, wife of Wallace Lewis, died at 12:30 this Thursday morning at their home on Bidwell R. 2 near Harris. She had had a long illness.
     Surviving besides the husband are two children, Mrs. Ivan Fife of Eureka and Mrs. Lawrence Lamm of Bidwell R. 2; three brothers, Homer and Alva Waugh of Bladen, Worthy Waugh of Huntington, and a sister, Mrs. John Campbell of Eureka.
     Mrs. Lewis was the daughter of the late Jesse G. and Laura (Gardner) Waugh and was born in Ohio Twp, on Jan. 6, 1893. Her age was 51 years, 2 months, 10 days.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion in Ohio Twp. at 2 o'clock (slow time) Friday, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial there by F. L. Stevers.

[Note: Death date on tombstone is 1944. Death certificate has dates b.6 Jan 1893 - D. 16 Mar 1944]

Gallipolis paper
March 16, 1944
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Lewis, William

     Died at his residence in Huntington township, Gallia co., Ohio, on the 2nd inst., William Lewis, aged 91 years.

"Taught, half by reason, half by mere decay,
To welcome death, and calmly pass away."

The Gallipolis Journal
November 10, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lewis, William Allen

William Lewis, 'Mr. Rio Grande' Dies On Sunday
     William Allen Lewis, 79, who could justly claim the title of Mr. Rio Grande College, died in Holzer hospital at 6:25 p.m., Sunday. He had been in the hospital for a period of several weeks and his condition had been critical for most of the period that he was confined there.  His health started to decline over a year ago following a stroke and he had not been active in the college for the past two years.
     Dean Lewis was a native of Harrison twp., where he was born on Jan. 22, 1877, the son of the late Joshua and Rachel Scarberry Lewis.  He received his early education in the township schools and taking a teacher's certificate, he taught in rural schools for a period of years.  He interspersed his teaching with attendance at Rio Grand college from which he was graduated in 1915 with his bachelor's degree.  He later took his master of education degree from Ohio State university and had taken most of his work for the degree of doctor of philosophy at New York university.
     Three years after his graduation from Rio Grande he became asociated with his alma mater.  He was an instructor in the department of education and  became the head of that department shortly after his first years.  From 1931 to 1940 he was the president of the college and for many years held the title of dean of the college.  During his long service, 38 years, he is credited with turning out a large number of top flight teachers.  His personal interest and his deep-seated good humor were traits that endeared him to not only the college community but to those who came in contact with him in his varied activities. Dean Lewis was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, honorary fraternity; Simpson Chapel Methodist church, Men's Brotherhood, Centerville Blue Lodge of Masons, Gallipolis chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and Moriah council, Royal and Select Masons.  He also held memgbership in the National Education association and the Ohio Education association.
In 1955 he was the president of the Southeastern Ohio section of the Ohio Education association and held the position of lay leader of his church for many years.
     He was married to the former Mary Linter Lewis and she survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Hollis (Thelma) Ewing and one granddaughter, Loretta of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held in Community hall, Rio Grande college, at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.  The body will lie in state in the college hall for one hour before the service.  Dr. Eugene Newberry will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. George Holcombe and Rev. Luther Tracy, Rio Grande ministers. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steve Thomas Funeral home.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m., Tuesday. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery under the direction of the Steve Thomas Funeral home.

[Note: Born:  Jan. 22, 1877 Died:  1956]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lewis, William W.

William Lewis Dies

     William W. Lewis, who would have reached 86 years in March, died Tuesday morning at his home in Clay township from apoplexy.
     Mr. Lewis was born in Harrison township, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Lewis. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Allman Lewis, died Oct 25, 1932. Surviving him two sons and two daughters, Emory of Colubmus, Fred of Ravenswood, Mrs. Anna Kohner of Piketon and Bessie Lewis at home. He had been a member of Edna Chapel for more than 50 years.
     Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 o'clock at Clay Chapel by Rev. C. L. Thayer, interment following there.

[Note: Dates from tombstone 1850-1936]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

 


Lewis, Winfred Victor

Winifred Lewis, Retired Farmer, Died Last Night; Rites 2 Friday
Harrison Twp. Native Passes Away At Upper Fourth Ave. Home
     Winifred Victor Lewis, 72, retired farmer, died at 10:10 last night at his home at 994 Fourth Ave. He had not been well for some years; his condition became serious in April, and he succumbed to heart trouble.
Decedent was a man of integrity, who gave thought to important questions, and formed and expressed positive convictions about the issues of the day. Until failing health prevented his appearance, he was a familiar figure on the streets of Gallipolis.
     He was born in Harrison Twp. on Jan. 23, 1875, one of nine children of Robert and Philomena Darling Lewis. On Sept. 4, 1898, he married May Cooper of the same township, who survives. They made their home on a farm in their native heath until five years ago when they sold their farm and chattels and moved to Gallipolis. They lived at 527 Third Ave. (house recently razed to make a site for Emerson Evan’s new home) until about a year ago, when they bought and moved into the house in which he passed away.
     Mr. Lewis is survived by three sons, of whom he was justly proud; Verne Cooper Lewis, now at home, but formerly with the Associated in New York City; Eau Claire Lewis, remembered as an honor student in high school and college, and now a chemist in New York; Royal Bennett Lewis, who has been connected with the Huntington post office for some years. Also surviving are a brother, Robert Allen Lewis of Bladen, and a sister, Mrs. Senora Dailey of Thurman.
     Decedent was a member of the Macedonia Christian Church. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body is now at the Fourth Ave. address and friends will be received there this evening.

[Note: Tombstone has name listed as Winfred]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 10, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Liddy, Evaline

     Mrs. Evaline Liddy, after a lingering illness of dropsy, died at her home in Green township Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. She left two sons, Messrs. J. J. and Chas. Liddy, and one daughter, Mrs. Roma R. Bing. The funeral services were held at Centenary by Rev. J. W. McCormick. Burial by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, July 28, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Liddy, John

     DIED - in Green township, September 22d, 1867, Mr. John Liddy, in the 91st year of his age. The deceased was a native of Ireland. He, with his family, came to the United States in the year 1836 and settled in Jefferson county, Ohio, from which place he removed and settled in Gallia county, in 1848. Mr. Liddy was not of that class of persons whose aspirations prompted to worldly honors, but moving along peaceably in the humbler walks of life, he certainly exemplified the truth that, "Godliness with contentment is a great gain."      When in Ireland, the deceased was a member of the Wesleyan Church. His house was a regular place for preaching and for prayer, and class meetings for over twenty years, and many souls were converted under his roof. In this country he became a member of the M.E. Church, and walked consistently as a humble follower of Christ until permitted to join the Church triumphant. In his last illness, he was truly an example of Christian resignation, bearing all his afflictions with great patience, and telling his friends not to mourn for him, he passed quietly to the better land. J. W. M.

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


Liddy, John

John Liddy's Rites Set For 2:30 [P.M.] Wednesday
Death Removes Respected Citizen--Once Served His County As Dep. Sheriff
     Only brief mention could be made in yesterday's paper of the death of John J. Liddy which occurred at his home at 227 Third at 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Despite his long illness news of his passing came as a shock, his condition having become serious last Friday. Death was due to heart trouble and the infirmities incident to his nearly 83 years of age.
     Mr. Liddy had been a useful, respected Christian citizen, an excellent neighbor, a devoted husband, father and home-lover. He was of Irish descent and endowed with the wit that was a distinguishing trail of his forebears.

Green Township Native
     He was born Jan. 25, 1857 on the Green Township farm now owned by W.H. Kester on the side road that runs through the Wal Graham farm. He was a son of James and Evaline Graham Liddy. Two brothers, Charles, Finley and a sister, Roma have long been dead. He was educated at the Graham School and the Gallia Academy and taught school four years, before engaging in farming.
     On March 29, 1882, Mr. Liddy and Caroline Ecker of the same township were married. They lived on the farm now owned by Ed Beck making success of the farm business and endeared themselves to their neighbors. He served as Superintendent of Centenary Sunday School for 20 years and at his death had been a member of the Methodist Church for 70 years.
     Three children were born them. Harry Herbert their first born, died in infancy in 1885. Surviving besides Mrs. Liddy are the two children, Mrs. Esta McKnight and Clay Liddy, both of this city.
     The family moved here in 1909, 30 years ago and for nearly a quarter of a century Mr. Liddy was connected with the Blake Hardware Store, retiring in January, 1934. Before leaving Green Township and while the late Joseph F. Martin was Sheriff, Mr. Liddy served as a Deputy Sheriff.
     Until his health began to fail he was active in the St. John's Bible Class. He was a member of Naomi Lodge, Knights of Pythlas and of the Woodmen of the World.
     Funeral services will be held under K of P at Grace M.E. Church at 2:30 Wednesday with Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill by Entsminger. Pall bearers selected are R.M. Switzer, Judge W.R. White, A.C. Safford, Dr. G.A. Mack, V.A. Tanner, Ed L. Mills and Sheriff E.E. Hatfield.
Honorary pall bearers: Evan Plymale, Wesley Phillips, Clarence Brumfield, Lehr Davies, Dr. L.E. Smith, Harry L. Mills, Gilbert Beard, Dr. J.P. Haskins, F.A. Haskins, J.C. Butz, all of Gallipolis and Raymond H. Sheets of Huntington.

[Note: Death Certificate...John Jackson Liddy died Oct. 2, 1939, aged 82 years 8 months and 7 days. Mother's name Evaline Jackson.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1939
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Liddy, Margaret  

     Mrs. Margaret Liddy was born in Ireland, and emigrated with her husband and family to the United States, and settled in Jefferson county, Ohio, July 10th, 1836; and in 1848 moved to Gallia county, Ohio, where in the providence of God she was left a widow, her husband preceding her to the better land. Early in life she joined the M. E. Church, and lived a consistant member sixty-seven years, when God called her to that mansion he had prepared for her. Her early home was the home of the Itinerant Minister. Often have they been fed at her table and warmed at her fireside. Her house was a regular preching [sic] place for over twenty years. Her doors were ever open for prayer and class meetings and many souls have been conveyed under her roof. At the age of fourteen she sought and obtained that grace which sustained her through a long and eventful life, and was ever willing to acknowledge her perfect faith in the protecting care of her Heavenly Father- bowing in meek submission to His will- and in the closing hours of her earthly pilgrimage, she said to her friends who were by her dying couch: "Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ;" and though she suffered affiction too long, she was never heard to murmur; and in the daily trials and perplexities of life she was enabled to cast her burden on the Lord, feeling that He would sustain her, and when her end came she had carefully and fully prepared for the change. Thus passed away a faithful wife, and a loving mother; aged eighty-one years.
                                                                                         J. L.

[Note- d. 2/10/1875 at 81 years old. Buried in Centenery Cemetery, Green Township. wife of John.]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Lieb, Mary [Burkhardt]

Mrs. Frank Lieb Died Last Night; Interment Here
    
Mrs. Mary Burkhardt Lieb, 75, who was taken to Columbus and St. Anthony’s Hospital two or three months ago, died there last night of euremic poisoning. She was the widow of Frank Lieb, retired barber, who died here April 1, 1939.
     Surviving Mrs. Lieb is a son, Frank, who was a patient in St. Anthony’s Hospital, when his mother was removed from her Brandstetter Heights home to Columbus. Also surviving is a brother, Frank Burkhardt.
     The body will be brought here for interment in Mound Hill Cemetery and services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday by Father Charles Ryan in St. Louis Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 1, 1943

Lieb Rites Friday
    
The body of Mrs. Frank Lieb who died Monday in St. Anthony’s hospital, Columbus, will be brought to her home on Brandstetter Heights Thursday evening and friends may call there. The last rites will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. from St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 2, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lindle, Lena E.

     Mrs. Lena E. Lindle, wife of Mr. William Lindle, died at her home in this city on Tuesday evening, February 27, 1894. She had passed safely through confinement four days before and was believed to be recovering rapidly and without an alarming symptom, when suddenly she was seized with convulsions and died in fifteen minutes.
     Her maiden name was Peters and her age 26 years. She was a devoted wife and mother, with many friends who sincerely mourn her untimely death.
     Funeral services were held at the German Lutheran Church at 2:00 o’clock on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Bertram officiating, and the burial, by Undertaker Wetherholt, was at Mound Hill.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, March 3, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Lindle, William

Taken to Gallipolis Was Body Of William Lindle

Late Engineer At Kelly Axe Plant
     The funeral services of William Lindle, engineer of the Kelly Axe Factory, who died Thursday from the effects of Typhoid Fever, were conducted Saturday morning at his old home in Gallipolis, Ohio, where the remains were taken early Saturday morning on the early K & M train, accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Ernest Myers, of the West Side and a member of the Knights of Pythias, in which lodge the deceased was a prominent member.
     Mr. Lindle has been a resident of Charleston for a number of years and before working as an engineer for the Kelly Axe Plant was employed with the late Mr. Charles Orr. Mr. Lindle is survived by one brother, Mr. Joe Lindle and sister, Mrs. Kraus, who resides at Gallipolis, Ohio.
Charleston Mail

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Dec. 31, 1906
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Linsley, Frank

Frank Linsley, Gardener, Poet, Succumbs Late Saturday Night
Body Will Be Shipped After Rites To Lena, Illinois
     Frank Preston Linsley, 66, a constant lover of the "good earth" and a man of parts, died at 10:45 Saturday night at the Holzer Hospital. He had long lived alone, as most Gallipolitans know, on his little farm on the Chillicothe Rd. less than a mile beyhond the Gallipolis corporation line.
Mr. Linsely's death was due to pneumonia or heart weakneess that may have been the aftermath of a serious illness from pneumonia suffered while he was visiting during the winter in Oklahoma.

Born in Illinois

     It was generally known about town that his illness was likely to prove fatal, though from day to day his condition was officially reported to be "fair." Mr. Linsley was a native of either Lena or Harlem Center (not listed in the postal guide) Illinois, and his body will be shipped by Claude Miller to Lena, Illinos, on Wednesday morning for burial beside his mother who died when he was born.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Elias Wetherholt
funeral home. These pall bearers have been selected: Joe Donally, Harry Hanson, Harry Mills, Bert Rose, Will Campbell and D.C. Miller.
     Decedent was the son of Albert D. and Louise Preston Linsley. Immediately after his birth and his mother's death Frank was brought here by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Preston, and reared by them in their home near the crest of the hill half a mile beyond the little farm where Frank spent most of his adult years.
     Frank was graduated from the high school here in the '90's, was valedictorian of his class, and is remembered by those in school at that time as an outstanding student. And he continued to be a student down through the years. He was a man of literary attainments but his primary interest was the soil. He became the gardener extraordinary; a worker by day when conditions were favorable, a student by night when inclement weather kept him indoors.
     In his attire and in his demaenor he resembled the proverbial Quaker and no finer character, in this writer's opinion, ever trod the streets of Gallipolis. His nearest kinsmen are cousins, Helen Bixby, Louis, John, Cecil Preston, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Pearl Thompson, Columbus; Carl Preston, Washington C.H., and another cousin in Illinois.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 27, 1946
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Liston, Rachael C. [Guinn]

For the Journal
     Rachael C Liston, daughter of Robert and Mary Guinn, was born Feb. 28, 1851.  Was married to W L Liston April 4, 1871. They were the parents of three children.
     On the morning of May 11, Mr W L Liston and his little girl with Mr James Parker went some distance for a load of wood, leaving Mrs Liston as well as usual. On returning to their home in Porter Mr Liston’s little girl ran into their home to see if their dinner was ready. She spoke to her father, saying, there is no fire in the stove and I cannot find mother. Mr Liston then entered the house, searching each room, but did not find his wife until he went up stairs and found her in an unoccupied room. She had fallen against the door and closing it so that he had some trouble in entering the room. She was dead when she was found.  Mrs Liston was a large, healthy lady. A number attended her funeral and we laid her body to rest until the grave shall give up their dead in that Great Day. May we all be ready. 
     Yours,
     W. D. Vaughn.

[Note: Buried in Fairview (Long) Cemetery, Springfield Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 18, 1887
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Litch, Margaret D. [Myers]

Death of Mrs. Litch
     Mrs. Margaret D. Litch died at her home, in Walnut township last Friday evening, after a long illness. She had recently returned from Columbus where the physicians refused to perform an operation. She was a fine lady and had many friends who will mourn her death. The funeral services were held Sunday morning at her late residence.
     She leaves her mother, Mrs. Christina Myers of Gallipolis, sisters, Mrs. Mollie Bugbee of Texas, Mrs. Lavina Persinger, Miss Irene and Miss Jennie Meyer and one brother, Mr. Chas. Myers of this city, besides a husband and one son by her first marriage, Dr. E. J. Hatchkiss, of the Indian services.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 14, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Litchfield, Bessie

     Bessie M. Litchfield, 84, of 414 Pike St., Kanauga, died Wednesday night at Scenic Hills Nursing Center following a long illness. She was born Oct. 10, 1900 in Gallipolis to the late Joseph and Annie Windon. She was preceded in death on July 12, 1985 by her husband, Charles Joseph Litchfield, whom she married on Jan. 29, 1919.
     A member of the Zion Baptist Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., she attended Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga and was a member of the Fair Haven WSCS.
     She is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Dale (Jane) Chapman of Columbus. One son, Olen Wade Litchfield, one brother and one sister also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 26, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Litchfield, Charles Joseph

     KANAUGA - Charles Joseph Litchfield, 87, 414 Pike St., Kanauga, died Friday at his residence following a brief illness. A retired employee of the State Highway Department, he was born Sept. 5, 1897, at Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., the son of the late John H. and Rosie Litchfield.
     He is survived by his wife, Bessie Windon Litchfield. He was preceded in death by one son, Olen Wade, on August 12, 1972. One granddaughter, Mrs. Dale (Jane) Chapman, Columbus, and one great-grandson survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Aften Stevens, Gallipolis Ferry, and Vausie Elkins, Columbus.
     Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Litchfield officiating. Burial will be a the Zion Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
July 14, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Litchfield, Olen

Collision Fatal To Kanauga Man
     PT. PLEASANT - One man was killed and five others injured in three separate highway accidents investigated by area police Saturday.
     A head-on collision on State Route 2, near the Salt Creek bridge at 2:40 a.m. resulted in the death of a Kanauga, O. man and injuries to a Gallipolis Ferry resident. Olen Litchfield, 51, 126 River Street, Kanauga, was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Terry Rainey, 26, Gallipolis Ferry, was treated at Pleasant Valley for a punctured wound of the left hand and then released. They were transported in a Wilcoxen ambulance. Mason County’s highway death toll was pushed to five this year with Litchfield’s death.
     Litchfield’s body was removed to the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis. Litchfield, 51, 126 River Street, Kanauga, a Mason County native, was a crane operator for the Ohio River Dredging Company of Huntington.
     He was born June 23, 1921, in Gallipolis Ferry, a son of Joe and Bessie Windon Litchfield, now of Kanauga. He was also a World War II Navy Veteran and was married to Helen Shamblin, who survives, January 26, 1946. Other survivors in addition to his parents and widow include one daughter, Mrs. Dale J. Chapman, of Columbus, Ohio and one grandson.
     Private funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis and interment will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
August 13, 1972
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Little, Allena Mae [Manley]

Little Rites To Be Sunday
     Middleport - Funeral services for Mrs. Lena May Little, 87, of Cheshire, who died Friday afternoon at a rest home in Bidwell, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats funeral home, where friends may call.
     Interment will be made in the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Chester Lemley, pastor of the Cheshire Methodist Church will officiate.
     Surviving Mrs. Little are three sons, Loren of Middleport, Cuba of Nelsonville, and Bennett of Cheshire; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nan Frazier, Middleport, and Mrs. Myrta Aleshire, Coal River, W.Va.; three brothers, Carl and Emmett Manley, Middleport, and Corbett Manley, Point Pleasant.

[Note: Born Nov. 5, 1869, parents Isaac Taylor Manley and Sarah Elizabeth Dodson also buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery.]

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Death – Feb. 15, 1957
Transcribed by Judy Free, great granddaughter


Little, Bennett Viska

Bennett Little Dies Thursday
     Bennett Little, 69, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died early today in the Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1899, at Cheshire, the son of the late Edward and Lena Manley Little. One brother and two sisters, and his wife Edna (10 months ago) preceded him in death.
     He was an active member of the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church and was on the Gallia County Elections Board seven years. He was a coal miner, but had operated a grocery store and service station in Cheshire for a number of years.
     Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Gladys) Ridge, Wellston; two sons, Melvin L., Cheshire, and Harold L. (Sammy), Middleport; two brothers, Loren, Middleport, and Cuba, Cheshire; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Friday.

[Note - Daughter Gladys should be Gladia, brother Loren should be Lorn.]

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Thursday, Aug. 7, 1969
Transcribed by Judy Free, great niece                                                              Top of Page


Little, Bertha H. [Butcher]

Bertha H. Little
     Mrs. Bertha H. Little, 85, former Middleport resident, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Little, a daughter of the late Harvey and Vona Kennedy Butcher, was also preceded in death by her husband, Wesley.
     Surviving are a son Wayne, Columbus, with whom she made her home; a daughter, Mrs. Neva Laird, Akron; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Satterfield, Middleport; Goldie in Arizona, and Lola of Toledo; several nieces and nephews, forty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with burial to be in Gravel Hill Cemetery near Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Daily Sentinel
July 07, 1977
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Carl Clinton

     POMEROY - Carl Clinton Little, 69, formerly of Meigs County, died recently at his home in Canton following an extended illness. Born Aug. 25, 1918 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Franklin Lorn and Effie Saunders Little. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired accountant from the Republic Steel Industry.
     Survivors include a son, Richard; a daughter, Wanda; and several grandchildren, all of Massillon; a brother, Ray D. Little, and a sister Helen A. Righthouse, both of Pomeroy. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald, three brothers and a sister.
     Services were held Tuesday, July 19, at the Earl B. Jack Funeral Home and burial was in the Melscheimer Cemetery in Canton.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday, Aug 7, 1988
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Carol Faye [Clark]

Cheshire woman is killed
     CHESHIRE - Gallia County's 1973 Christmas Holidays were marred by a two car smash-up Friday at 3:55 p.m. which claimed the life of a 28-year old Cheshire mother and left two persons in critical condition at the Holzer Medical Center. The victim was identified as Mrs. Carol Little, 28, Cheshire, an employee
of the Gallipolis Parts Warehouse Company. Listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon in the Holzer Medical Center were Mary Beebe, 22, Cheshire, a passenger in the victim's car, and Kenneth A. Wroblewski, 31, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, driver of the other car. Mrs. Beebe suffered fractures of both legs, a broken arm, multiple
lacerations and abrasions. Wroblewski suffered broken ribs, bruises and abrasions. They were taken to the hospital by the Gallia E-R squad. According to the Gallia-Meigs Post State Highway Patrol, the Wroblewski
vehicle went left of the center striking the north-bound Little car. The case is still under investigation. It was Gallia's seventh traffic fatality of the year.
     Mrs. Little was born Feb. 19, 1945 in Gallipolis. She is survived by her husband, Wade Lee Little, one son, Timothy Wade, age five, her parents, Calvin and Dorothy Johnson Clark, Gallipolis, Rt. 2; three sisters, Mrs. Gary (Janet) Walker, Mrs. Arthur (Joyce) Clark and Mrs. Steve (Susan) Sirback, all of Gallipolis, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oakey Johnson, Gallipolis, her mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Little, Cheshire, three nieces and one nephew and several aunts and uncles.
     Mrs. Little was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gallipolis, and had been employed for two years at the Gallipolis Parts Warehouse Co.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Unroe of Gallipolis, officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the
funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
     The patrol investigated 12 accidents Friday, four at one location on Sanders Hill. The wrecks were blamed on icy road conditions. The only other injury mishap occurred at 7:25 p.m. on Rt. 553, one and
three tenths miles west of Rt. 7 where Kenneth R. Williams, 18, Rt. 1, Crown City, lost control of his car on the icy highway. The auto skidded off the roadway into an embankment and tree. Williams was slightly injured.

The Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, Dec 23, 1973
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free                                                       Top of Page


Little, Carolyn K. [Searls]

     Carolyn K. Little, 45, of Middleport, died Tuesday at the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, after an extended illness. Born on April 12, 1947, in Rutland, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Rosie Robertson Searls. She was a former employee of Pinecrest Care Center in Gallipolis and a homemaker.
     She is survived by her husband, Sid Little, three daughters, Theresa Rider, Rhonda Little, and Cindy Little, all of Middleport; three sisters, Fay S wisher and Anna Mae Cumbo of Langsville, and Sharon Whiteside of Columbus; four brothers, Jerry Searls, Bobby Searls, Jimmy Searls, and Roger Searls, all of Columbus; three grandsons and two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev. James Keesee officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday,
from 7 to 9 p.m.

Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, Jan 27, 1993
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Charles

Cheshire Resident is Heart Victim
     Cheshire - Charles Little, age 75, died at his home at Cheshire Monday evening after three weeks of illness. Death was attributed to heart disease. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary (George) Little, three sons, Foster, Howard and Clarence and three daughters, Mrs. Stanley Swisher, Mrs. Vesta Ellis, Mrs. Frances Kyser. Also surviving are one brother Straud Little and nineteen grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Baptist Church at Cheshire at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Zundel. Burial by Rawlings-Coats funeral directors will be made in the Gravel Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Charles McClellan Little was born 21 Apr 1867 in Jackson Co., WV, but moved to Gallia County before the age of three. He died 23 Mar 1942. Parents were Robert C. Little and Elizabeth Hysell.]

Tribune-Telegraph, Ohio
Tuesday, 24 Mar 1942
Submitted by Judy Free

Little, Charles

Funeral Is Held For Chas. Little
     Funeral services were held late this afternoon at the Cheshire Baptist church for Charles Little, who died Monday at his home. Mr. Zundell officiated. Burial was made in Gravel Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Little was the son of Robert Little and his early years were spent at Carlton, where he was long employed as a miner. He is survived by his wife, who was Mary George, and by these children: Clarence of Gallipolis, Foster, Mrs. Stanley Swisher, Mrs. Vesta Ellis and Mrs. Frances Keyser of Cheshire, Howard of Crooksville. Eight children preceded him in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Mar 25, 1942
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                               Top of Page


Little, Cecil

     Cecil Little, 71, Middleport, died Tuesday at the O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. Mr. Little was born in Meigs County, a son of the late Otho and Kathryn Casto Little. He is survived by several cousins.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rawlings-Coates Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. The Rev. George Oiler will officiate.

The Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, Feb 9, 1977
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Cuba Ketchel

Cuba K. Little
     Cuba K. Little, 72, Route 4, Pomeroy, formerly a resident of Cheshire, died Tuesday at the Holzer Medical Center. He was born Feb. 10, 1911 in Rutland, a son of the late William and Allene May Manley Little. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Delbert; a daughter in infancy; three brothers, Jess, Loren, and Bennett, and a sister Effie. Mr. Little was a retired maintenance worker of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Durst (sic Darst) Little; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Lois Little; a son, Kenneth; a grandson, Rick Little, and a granddaughter, Donna Little, all of Route 4, Pomeroy, and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. William Uber officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home between 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Cuba lived most of his life in Cheshire. Survivors included sister Eva]

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Death – Apr. 26, 1983
Transcribed by Judy Free, great niece                                                              Top of Page


CUBA
K. LITTLE
     Cuba K. Little, 72, Rt. 4, Pomeroy, a former Cheshire resident, died Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 10, 1911 in Rutland, son of the late William and Allene May Manley Little, he was a retired maintenance worker for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. He was also preceded in death by a son Delbert, a daughter in infancy; three brothers and a sister.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Durst (sic Darst) Little, two sons; Donald and Kenneth, both of Rt. 4, Pomeroy; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport with Rev. William Uber officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Died April 26, 1983]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 1983
Transcribed by Judy Free, great niece


Little, Eddie

Eddie Little Will Be Buried Monday
     Funeral services for Eddie Little, 75, of Rt. 1, Cheshire, who passed away Friday morning will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Silver Run Baptist Church with Rev. Andrew Parsons, assisted by Rev. Merlin Teets, officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill cemetery.
     The body will be taken to the church at noon to lie in state for one hour prior to services. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home until noon Monday.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, March 13, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Little, Edna Katherine [Morris]

Edna Little Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Edna K. Little, 64, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Tuesday evening in Meigs General Hospital. She was born in Harrisonville, the daughter of the late Grant and Nona Sutton Morris. She was also preceded in death by a half-brother.
     Mrs. Little was a member of the First Baptist Church of Snowville. She owned and operated a grocery store and service station at Cheshire and was employed as a cook at Cheshire High School.
     She is survived by her husband, Bennett Little; two sons, Melvin L., Cheshire, and Harold L., Middleport; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Gladia) Ridge, Wellston; three brothers, Earl Morris, The Plains; Melvin (John) Morris, Albany RD, and Gerald Morris, Rutland; three sisters, Mrs. Conrad (Neva) Ator, RD Albany; Mrs. Myrtle Stanley, RD Albany, and Mrs. Hazel Meeks, Athens; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
     Funeral Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 10 a.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Friday, until time of services.

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Handwritten Date Oct. 22, 1968
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                               Top of Page


Little, Effie Gertrude [Saunders]

Effie G. Little
     Mrs. Effie Gertrude Little, 520 Sycamore St., Middleport, passed away Saturday morning at the Gallipolis Clinic at the age of 75. She was born in Gallia County, the daughter of the late Emory and Charlotte Saunders.
     Mrs. Little is survived by her husband, Lorn Little; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Haddox, Middleport, and Mrs. Helen Righthouse, Rt. 2, Pomeroy; five sons Lee of Phoenix, Ariz; Pat and Clinton, both of Canton; Paul of
Youngstown, and Ray, Rt. 1, Pomeroy; one sister, Mrs. Leato [newspaper error - Leota] Lynch, Rt. 1, Cheshire; two brothers, Roosevelt Saunders, Cleveland, and Terry Saunders, Baltimore, Md.; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Silver Run Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Merlin Teets officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Little was a member of the Silver Run Free Will
Baptist Church. Friends may call anytime at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
April 03, 1966
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Eva Leona [Price]

Eva L. Little
     CHESHIRE - Mrs. Eva Leona Little, 77, a resident of Columbus for the past several years, but earlier a resident of Cheshire, died Friday at Grant Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Little was born April 28, 1902 in Lincoln County, W. Va., a daughter of the late Campbell and Susan D. Price. She was also preceded in death by
her husband, James B. Little, whom she married at Gallipolis on Aug. 24, 1918, four sons, and a sister, Effie Price.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. M. (Ilean) Casto, Route 1, Cheshire; six sons, Wade, Carroll and Kenneth, all of Columbus; Paul of Panama City, Fla.; Harland of Glouster, and James of Huntington, W. Va.; a stepdaughter, Vesta Kinerman, Wheeling, W. Va.; a brother, Cecil E. Price, Buelaville, 12 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
     Mrs. Little was a member of the Silver Run Free Will Baptist Church.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. George Oiler officiating. Burial will be in
the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Newspaper
Handwritten date April 13, 1980
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Franklin Lorn

Franklin L. Little
     Franklin Loren (sic - Lorn) Little, 94, formerly of Middleport, died late Thursday at the Wellston Nursing Home. He was born in Gallia County, Aug 28, 1886, a son of the late William E. and Lena Mae Manley Little. He was a member of the Silver Run Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Little had worked for 15 years with Republic Steel at Canton and had spent 46 years working in the coal mines.
     Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Effie G. Saunders, in 1856 (newspaper error - 1966), a daughter, Elsie Haddox, and a son, Paul, two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Helen) Righthouse, Pomeroy; four sons, Lee, Phoenix, Ariz.; R.C. (Pat) of Massillon; Carl Clinton of Canton, and Ray D. of Pomeroy; a brother, Cuba Little, Pomeroy; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silver Run Freewill
Baptist Church with the Rev. Merlin Teets officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home in Middleport from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The
family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to lie in state until time of services.

[Note: Date of death Sep 11, 1980 per Ohio death certificate.]

The Daily Sentinel
Sep 1980
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Little, Fred W.

     CHESHIRE - Fred William Little, 76, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died suddenly this morning at Holzer Medical Center.
Mr. Little was born Feb. 24, 1900 at Cheshire to the late Samuel and Flora Manley Little. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Mulford Little, in 1965, one daughter, Betty, in infancy, two sisters, and a brother.
     A member of the Silver Run Baptist Church, he was a coal miner and construction worker. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Delores) Miller, Cheshire; Mrs. Jackie (Freda) Little, Middleport, one son, Bill, Middleport, 10 grandchildren, several great-grand-
children and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Run Baptist Church with the Rev. Miles Trout officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until 12:30 p.m. when the body will be taken to the church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 4, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron
Identical obituary from The Daily Sentinel submitted by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Freda Irene [Little]

Freda Irene Little
     Mrs. Freda Irene Little, 55, Route 1, Middleport, died early Monday morning at the Holzer Medical Center.
Mrs. Little was born Aug. 14, 1925, at Cheshire, a daughter of the late Fred and Jewell Mulford Little.
     Surviving are her husband, William C. Little; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael R. and Teresa Little and Steven K. and Rita Little, all of Route 1, Middleport; Ricky William and Sharon Little, Wonder Lake, Ill.; a
brother and sister-in-law, William and Maxine Little, Route 1, Middleport; a sister, Mrs. Delores Miller, Route 2, Cheshire; five grandsons; a granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Mrs. Little was a member of the Silver Run Freewill Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Run Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Merlin Teets officiating. Burial will be in the
Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats-Blowers Funeral Home in Middleport from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until 12: 30 p.m. on Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church.

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, July 13, 1981
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, George

George Little, 56, Died Early Today
     George Little, 56, who was taken from his home atop the Engel Hill to the Holzer Hospital during the noon hour Sunday, died at the latter place about 5 o’clock this morning. He had been in poor health quite a while and death was due to a heart ailment.
     He was a son of George II and Mary Comer Little and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jessie Rankin of Dayton. Mrs. Rankin visited her brother last week and returned here this forenoon.
     The body was taken to G. J. Wetherholt Mortuary and funeral arrangements will be announced later. Decedent was a grandson of George B. Little, who long owned the big livery stable in the old part of the building now occupied by Moore Motor Sales. He also owned the Gallipolis Fairground and directed the county fairs for a number of years.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 25, 1946

Little Rites Are Thursday 5 P.M.
     Funeral services for George B. Little III, who died Tuesday morning will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. Vernon Shafer of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate and burial will be in the Little family lot in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Pall bearers named are Clarence Wilcoxen, Willard Clagg, Homer Russell, O. D. Parsons, Thomas and Thurman Comer. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2 and 5 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 26, 1946
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Little, George B.

G. B. Little Dead
     George B. Little passed away at his home in Lawrence county on Friday, December 12, 1913, aged 87 years. The remains accompanied by the relatives, arrived here Sunday and were laid to rest in the I’ttle [sic] mausoleum on Mound Hill cemetery. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Little’s sister in Lawrence county.
     The deceased came to Gallipolis 25 years ago and engaged in the livery business, selling out several years ago. He was manager of the Gallipolis Fair for a couple of years and at one time was a big buyer of live stock. He is survived by his wife, one son and several sisters, who will have the sympathy of all in their loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, December 18, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Little, Gerald Berlin

Gerald Little, 19, Succumbs Early Today
     When the station wagon he was driving rolled over near the Meigs-Gallia county line on Rt. 7 last night, Gerald Berlin Little, 19, Rt. 2, Cheshire, was fatally injured. The youthful Meigs countian died in Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, at 3:15 a.m. today of a fractured skull, brain concussion and shock. The accident
occurred at 11:50 p.m. Thursday.
     The victim lived in the Epitome neighborhood, just inside the Meigs County line near Cheshire, which is in Gallia County. The accident occurred two-tenths mile south of the Meigs county line in Gallia County and just above the New York Central railroad crossing above Cheshire. State highway patrolmen of the Gallipolis post and Gallia County Sheriff George Ehman, who investigated, reported that the station wagon went out of
control on a slight curve and rolled across the highway, jamming into a guard rail. Young Little was driving alone.
     He was a son of Berlin and Eva Price Little, and other survivors are a brother, Paul C. Little of Millville, Fla.; and a sister, Miss Vesta Little, Wheeling, W.Va. Dr. D. R. Warehime, Gallia County coroner, listed the injuries received in the accident as the cause of death.
     The body was taken to the Chase funeral home at Rutland, where funeral arrangements are awaiting the arrival of the brother from Florida.

Route 7 Crash Fatal to Youth
     GALLIPOLIS - Gerald Berlin Little, 19, Cheshire, Route 2, died in Holzer Hospital at 3:15 a.m. Friday of a fractured skull, following an accident at 11:50 p.m. Thursday which left the 1941 station wagon he was driving, a twisted mass of wreckage. The accident happened on Route 7 about a mile from Cheshire, north of the railroad crossing and two tenths of a mile south of the Meigs County line. Apparently, the vehicle got off on the right berm, traveled about 200 feet as Little lost control, crashed into the steel guard rail, along which it bounced for about 50 feet, shearing off the top as it turned over, part of it falling on the driver who was considerably scalped.
     The State Highway Patrol, Sheriff George Ehman and Deputy Gordon Fisher and Middleport police rushed to the scene. On the basis of first reports, the adjoining area was searched for a girl supposed to be with Little. A later check however, indicated Little had taken the girl home and she therefore was not an occupant of the vehicle at the time of the accident. Police officers feared the girl might have been dazed and ran or stumbled into the fields.
     Little is known by two nicknames, "Dink" and "Squirrel". He was a coal truck driver and lived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Little, who survive.

[Note: Date of death Oct 5, 1951 per Ohio death certificate.]

The Daily Sentinel
Oct 1951
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Little, Goldie Viola [Darst]

Goldie Little
     POMEROY - Goldie Viola Little, 86, Pomeroy, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Holzer Hospital Center in Gallipolis. She was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Cheshire, daughter of the late George Isaac and Alma Amanda Ellis Darst. Mrs. Little was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Church of Christ.
     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Dale Little, in 1993; two grandchildren; brothers: Ernie, Pearl and Bill Darst, and sisters: Mary Little, Nellie Frazier, Bessie Mays and Frances Preston.
     Surviving are her children: Dale and Jennie Little, Pomeroy, Barbara and Larry Casto Sr, Gallipolis, and Trudy Casto, Richmond, Ky.; eight grandchildren: Dale R. Little, Daleanna Langford, Larry Casto, Jr., Lisa Casto, Patrick Casto, Lolita Casto, Joseph J. Casto, and Emanuel J. Casto; nine great
grandchildren; and a step-brother, James Rife of Cheshire.
     Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, at the Middleport Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Harold Luther (Sammy)

Harold Little
     Harold L. (Sammy) Little, 52, Middleport, died Tuesday on E. Main St., Pomeroy. Meigs County Coroner Dr. James Conde said that Mr. Little was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked on Main St. The Pomeroy Emergency Squad answered a call to the scene about 5:06 p.m. Resusitation attempts on the scene and at Veterans Memorial Hospital were unsuccessful, Dr. Conde reported. Death was due to cardiac arrest, the coroner ruled.
     A carpenter, Mr. Little was born Oct. 18, 1935 at Cheshire, a son of the late Bennett V. and Edna K. Morris Little. He was in the U. S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Smith Capehart American Legion Post at New Haven, W. Va.
     Surviving are two sons, Sammy L. Little, Rockport, Ind., and Steven L. Little, Jackson; a daughter, Sandy L. Little, Gallipolis; a sister-in-law, Catherine Little, Cheshire, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ewing Funeral Home with the Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m.

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, Oct 22, 1987
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Little, Harvey

Services for Mr. Little Will Be On Friday
     Funeral services for Harvey Little, 78, who died at his home, Route 2, Cheshire, Wednesday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home. Interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Fife, Cheshire, and Mrs. Wendall Long, Gallipolis; two half sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Wines, and Mrs. Alma Barnhart, both of Cheshire; a brother Edward, Cheshire, five grandchildren, and
seven great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, Nov 20, 1958
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Harvey Kendall

     Harvey Kendall Little, son of Bertha Butcher and W. S. Little was born in this community, Feb. 29, 1908, died at Columbus, Ohio, May 26, 1929, age 21 years, 2 months, and 26 days. He leaves to bid him bon farewell his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Little, two sisters, Mrs. Opal Whitlatch of Columbus and Miss Neva at home, three brothers, Wayne, Milton, and Golden at home, two grandparents of Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Butcher, and a great number of aunts and uncles who feel the loss of their nephew very deeply, a host of other relatives and friends also feel a great shock at losing this loved one.
     Kendall was a very unusual loving and happy disposition. To know him was to love him and he was loved by all who knew him. He was to the family and relatives one of the most precious loved ones.

[Note: Buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio with parents.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
Unknown date
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Little, Isaac

Isaac Little Dead

     Isaac Little, aged 73 years, died at his home in Cheshire Saturday morning, after a long illness. He leaves two sons and two daughters, all of whom reside in or near Cheshire. Mr. Little has spent many years in Cheshire and is well known and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were Monday, burial in Gravel Hill cemetery.

Pomeroy News
March 1917
Transcribed by J. Farley


Little, Jesse E.

Little Rites Set Thursday
     Funeral services for Jesse Little, 59, former Meigs County resident, who died early Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Silver Run Baptist Church, with interment to follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire.
     Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lena Little, Cheshire; and the following children: Burnett, Galion, O., with whom he made his home; Jesse Jr., Clifton, W.Va.; Frances and Kathryn Little, Mrs. Della Van Sickle and Mrs. Marjory Martin, all of Marion.
     Also surviving are three brothers, Bennett Little and Cuba Little, both of Cheshire, and Loren of Canton, and one sister, Mrs. Eva Wade, Cheshire.
     Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Born Mar. 11, 1893, Cheshire, parents William Edgar Little and Allena Mae Manley. Jesse and wife Lottie Frazier were long time residents of Cheshire.]

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Death – Jul. 01, 1952
Transcribed by Judy Free, great niece                                                              Top of Page


Little, Jesse Morris

Jesse M. Little, 43, Dies Monday in Columbus
     Death claimed the life of Jesse M. Little, 43, of Spring Valley Trailer Court, Galion, O., Monday morning at 11 o'clock in a Columbus hospital. He was born in Cheshire, O., December 24, 1917, to Mrs. Lottie Frazier and
the late Jesse Little.
     Surviving are his wife Myrtle; mother; one niece, Mrs. Reva Jean VanSickle; one brother, Burnett Little, and four sisters, Miss Frances Little and Mrs. Marjorie Martin all of Galion, and Mrs. Della Gustin, Marion, and Mrs.
Kathryn Blackstone of Mansfield.
     Services will be held from the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the Smith Cemetery in Leon. Friends will be received at the funeral home anytime after 12 p.m.
Wednesday. Mr. Little was a self employed truck driver.

The Daily Sentinel
Oct 1960
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Kenneth Robert

     Kenneth R. Little, 48, of Cheshire, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack on a street in Middleport. Born on Nov. 14, 1942 in Cheshire, he was the son of the late Cuba and Mary E. Little. He was a driver for the Blue Streak Cab Co., and had attended Kyger Creek High School.
     He is survived by a brother, Donald Little, Cheshire, a niece, Donna Henson, Point Pleasant, W.V., and a nephew, Rick Little of Pomeroy, and several cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother and an infant sister.
     Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home with Mr. Robert Purtell officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

[Note: Kenneth's wife Mary Stafford was a sister to his brother Donald's wife Lois Stafford.]

Point Pleasant Register
Thursday, November 29, 1990
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Leonidas Edgar "Lee"

     Lee E. Little, 74, 5261 13th St., Canton, formerly of the Cheshire area, died March 24 at Aultman's Hospital following three months of illness. He was born Sept. 15, 1910, in Cheshire. He spent most of his lifetime in Phoenix, Ariz., and in Canton. He was formerly employed with the Borden Co. in Canton. Surviving are his wife Gladys; two daughters Mary Lee DeLaski, Syracuse, N.Y., and Jeanie Hurless of Canton; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl C. Little of Canton, and Ray Little of
Pomeroy; a sister, Mrs. Helen Lighthouse (sic - Righthouse), also of Pomeroy, and several nieces and nephews.

The Daily Sentinel
Mar 1985
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Little, Marvin Gus

Marvin Little
     Marvin Gus Little, 62, of 212 South Fifth Ave., Middleport, died Saturday at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W. Va., following an extended illness. Mr. Little was born Sept. 8, 1926 in Cheshire, a son of the late Vern and Glenna Frazier Little. He was retired from the Foote Mineral Company and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
     Survivors include his wife, Juanita Little, Middleport; a daughter and son-in-law, Vernon and Sheryl Little, Middleport; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Johnny Endicott, Point Pleasant, W. Va.; a stepson, Robert Sayre, Milford; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one brother Sid Little, Middleport; six sisters, Dorothy Little of Columbus, Geneva Wise, Kathleen Clonch, Eulonda Haley, Vivian Phillips and Delores Tyree, all of Middleport; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Little was preceded in death by three brothers, Don, James and Sterling Little; and his first wife Betty Little. Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, with Rev. Alan Blackwood officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, Mar. 20, 1989
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Mary Ann

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of Miss Mary Little were well attended considering the very disagreeeable day it was. Rev. Thos. Maguire conducted them and Wetherholt the interment at Mound Hill in the family mausoleum. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. C. Ingels, J. T. Soden, M. W. Donnally, M. R. Merit, Everett Berry and Butler Barker. The floral tributes were very beautiful.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 6, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Little, Mary Ann

Death Claims Mrs. Little, 82   
     Mrs. Mary Ann Little, 82, died at her home at Carlton Sunday. She was the daughter of William and Fannie Huffman George and the last of a family of thirteen. She was preceded in death also by her husband Charles Little, and ten children.
     Survivors are: Mrs. Stanley Swisher, Cheshire, and Mrs. Pleasant Ellis, RFD, Cheshire, daughters; and two sons, Foster Little, Lorain; Howard Little, Hudson, Mich.; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
     She was a member of the Cheshire Baptist Church and services will be held there with the Rev. Sherley Wood officiating. Time of the services will be announced later by the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home. Burial is to be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.

[Note: Death Certificate states date of birth Jul. 31, 1871, WV; date of death Sep. 27, 1953, Cheshire, Gallia, Ohio.]

The Pomeroy Sentinel
Monday, Sep. 28, 1953
Transcribed by Judy Free

Little, Mary Ann

Services Held For Mrs. Little
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Little were held at the Baptist Church on Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Sherley Woods officiating. Burial was at Gravel Hill cemetery by the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home and pall bearers were John Coughenour, William Scott, Clarence Mulford, Jr., William Fife, Raymond and Donald Thomas.
     Relatives and friends from a distance attending the services were Forrest Smith, A.F.B., Geneva, N.Y., Mrs. Reba Cramer of Eno, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Little and family of Lorain, Mr. and Mrs. Ovid Gladman, Mrs. Raymond Lewis, Mrs. Lyman Frizzel, all of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Little and son and Everett Treat of Hudson, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Little of Lorain; Mrs. Effie Nity, Miss Betty Nity of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fisher of Grove City; Mrs. Blanche Gillispie, Mr. and Mrs. Devro Dangerfield of Ashford, W. Va.

The Gallia Times
Cheshire News Notes
Saturday, October 3, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Little, Mary Elizabeth [Darst]

Mary E. Little
     Mrs. Mary E. Little, 77, Cheshire, died Saturday afternoon at Americare-Pomeroy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Born in Cheshire on March 24, 1913, she was the daughter of the late George and Alma Ellis Darst. She was a homemaker.
     She is survived by two sons, Donald and Kenneth Little, both of Cheshire, a sister, Goldie Little, Pomeroy; a brother Bill Darst, Indiana; a step-sister, Frances Preston, Cheshire; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cuba Little, in 1983, two children, two sisters and two brothers.
     Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home with Mr. Robert Purtell officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Death – Oct. 20, 1990
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Little, Paul William

Paul William Little
     POMEROY - Paul William Little, 48, of Austintown, former area resident, died April 29 at the Riverside Hospital in Youngstown following open heart surgery. Born on May 17, 1927 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Effie Saunders Little and Lorn Little of Route 4, Pomeroy, who survives. Other survivors include his wife, Eileen, and a daughter, Paula, Austintown; a sister, Mrs. Helen Righthouse of Pomeroy; four brothers, Lee of Phoenix, Ariz.; Pat Little and Clinton Little, Canton, and Ray Little of Pomeroy.
     Funeral services were held Monday at the Lane Funeral Home at Austintown with burial at Mineral Ridge. Going from here were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morris, Mrs. Righthouse, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Little, Barbara Casto, and Dale Little. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Goodnite of Minster also attended.

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday, May 9, 1976
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Ray Dale

Ray D. Little
     Ray D. Little, 77, of Pomeroy, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1993, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. Born April 8, 1916, in Bladen, son of the late Franklin and Effie Saunders Little, he was a member of Zion Church of Christ and a member of World War II. He was retired from American Alloys of New Haven, WV.
     He is survived by his wife, Goldie Darst Little; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Jennie Little of Pomeroy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Larry Casto of Gallipolis, and Trudy and George Casto of Pomeroy; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bill Righthouse of Pomeroy, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Haddox, and four brothers, Lee, Pat, Clinton, and Paul Little.
     Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev. Eugene Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, Oct 18, 1993
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Little, Russell McClellan

Russell M. Little
     Russell M. Little, 74, Route 1, Middleport, died Monday at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Little was born in Cheshire on Oct. 26, 1905, a son of the late James and Addie Hysell Little. On May 28, 1932, he married the former Pearl Wyatt who survives.
     Other survivors are a son, Russell (Rusty) Little of Millersport; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Marie) Birchfield, Route 1, Middleport, and Mrs. Carl (Sandra) Harris, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., eight grandchildren, three
step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry Little, Athens, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Mr. Little was preceded in death by two brothers and
seven sisters.
     Mr. Little was a charter member of the Rutland Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Rutland United Methodist Church. He was an employee of Rutland Furniture for 21 years and was in the restaurant business in Rutland for some 12 years. He owned and operated Little's Cookhouse at county fairs throughout the area for 27 years. Mr. Little had been employed at one time by the former Chase Funeral Home
in Rutland for several years.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walker Funeral Home in Rutland with the Rev. Wilbur Hilt officiating. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of the services. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel
Tuesday, Mar 11, 1980
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, Terry Alcott

     POMEROY - Terry Little, 84, Athens, formerly of Meigs County, died Saturday morning at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Extended Care Unit following a lengthy illness. Mr. Little was born in Cheshire, a son of the late James and Addie Hysell Little and attended school in Cheshire. He later lived at Salem Center in
Meigs County. He was a member of the Rutland American Legion Post. He had resided in Athens since 1958 and was an employee of Ohio University. He retired in 1966. He was also a former school bus driver in Meigs County and was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in World War II.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary Lambert Little; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Diana) Pinkham, Hileah, Fla.; four grandchildren, Theresa Bush, Austin, Tex.; Richard Black, Jr., Norfolk, Va.; Michael Black, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Edward Pinkham, Hileah. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Chloe Fink, Ina
Lewis, Freda Grate and infant sisters, Inez, Irene and Blanche, and brothers, Berlin, Vern and Russell.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, 24 Morris Ave., Athens with Rev. Richard Hudson officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m. and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The Rutland American Legion Post will conduct graveside rites.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday, Dec 29, 1985
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free                                                        Top of Page


Little, William Clifford

William C. 'Jackie' Little
     MIDDLEPORT - William C. "Jackie" Little, 78, Middleport, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was born on Jan. 31, 1921 in Gallia County, son of the late Edward and Nellie Frazier Little. He was retired from the R.C. Bottling Co. in Middleport.
     He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Teresa Little, and Steve and Rita Little, all of Middleport, and Rick and Sharon Little of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Betty Abbott of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Jean Ward of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and two brothers, Danny Little of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Raymond Little of Cheshire. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Freda L. Little; and by a sister, Letha Clark, and two brothers, Dowl Little and Robert Little.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Silver Run Baptist Church, Hobson, with Pastor Bill Little officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Fisher
Funeral Home-Middleport.

The Daily Sentinel
Friday, Nov 12, 1999
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Little, William Edgar

Edward Little, 76, Drops Dead This Morning
Five Children Survive - Funeral To Be At Silver Run 2 Wednesday
     Edward Little, aged about 76, fell dead at what is left of the old railway station at Cheshire this morning, according to reports received here about 10 o'clock. Mr. Little's home was near the station and he had been in rather poor health for a good while. Dr. N. H. Foster and Sheriff Hatfield were notified of the death and Funeral Director Coleman of Bidwell summoned.
     Decedent was a brother of Charles M. Little and is survived by his wife and several children. William Edward Little was born Aug. 19, 1864, and hence was nearing his 76th birthday, it was learned since the foregoing lines were written.
     Surviving besides his wife, Lena M. Little, are these children: Tom F. Little of Syracuse, Eva of Marietta, Jesse of Middleport, Bennett V. and Cuba K. Little of Cheshire.
     Funeral services will be held at Silver Run Baptist church at 2 o'clock Wednesday.

[Note: Newspaper error – Tom F. should read Lorn F. Little. William Edgar Little, son of Robert C. Little and Elizabeth Hysell was often called Ed or Edward.]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 3, 1940, front page
Transcribed by Judy Free, great granddaughter


Little, William Henry A.

"Bill" Little Dead.
     William Henry Little, age 65, died Thursday, August 14, 1924, at 4 p.m., death being caused by organic heart trouble. He is survived by his widow and four children, Dick, Marie, Bob and Edna, all of New York City. Also his mother and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Johnson, Wellsville, Mrs. Lena Weldon, Midland, Pa., and Mrs. Stella Willis, East Liverpool.
     The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday by Rev. Curtis W. Smith with burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Born Nov. 27, 1859, Jackson, WV, parents Mark Little and Mary Ann Lewis. Bill resided and died in Gallipolis.]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Aug. 15, 1924
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                               Top of Page


Littleton, Williamson

     DIED - In Clay towmship., on the 2nd inst., Williamson Littleton, aged about 30 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 9 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Littrell, Ella [Houck]

Littrell Services Set Wednesday
     Mrs. Ella Houck Littrell, 78, wife of Samuel H. Littrell, died at 10 a.m. Monday at their home back of Bladen on Swan Creek. She had been failing for four years, in a serious condition the last two years, and bedfast for a week. Death was caused by a heart ailment.
     Mrs. Littrell was a daughter of John W. and Nancy Houck and her death occurred at the old homestead. Her whole life was spent in that section of the county.
     The Littrells had no children but she is survived by a sister, Mrs. James Plymale, Spruce St., and a brother, Emmett Houck, Martins Ferry, O.
     Mrs. Littrell was a member of the Edna Chapel Advent Christian Church. Funeral will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at Ohio chapel, in charge of Rev. Lee Wallace. Interment at Mound Hill by C.R. Halley.

[Note from stone: Born 1870]

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


Littrell, Minnie Eve

     On Sunday evening, April 22, 1894 as the day closed, also closed the life on earth of a precious daughter, sister and friend. Unlike the day with its morning, noontide and evening, sunset came in the peaceful morning. It was a glorious, hopeful sunset that gave the assurance of again rising on a more beautiful clime. Minnie Eve Littrell was born in Mason county, W. Va., May 22, 1874. In 1878 her father and family came to Ohio and have since lived near Asbury.
     In the winter of 1890 Minnie was converted at a revival at Asbury church and the remaining four years of her life led a true Christian life in word and deed. While in health she was always found at her place in the church which loved her as she loved it. After her health failed her, she continued to go each Sunday and when unable to walk the short distance from her home to the church loving friends would take her, that she might enjoy that which she most desired. The father, brothers and sisters have the greatest loss but all who knew her feel they have suffered the loss. But the loss is not all, we have the cherished hope of seeing Minnie again in that beautiful city, where through faith we now she her, free, from all weariness and affliction.
     We knew her as a pupil, a co-worker in the Sabbath School, and a friend. Her words and actions were always mild and she gave good will to all. Her life seemed to be given by the Father for an example to those who survive her, and we trust it has taught her friends such a lesson that the death messenger will be as welcome a visitor to them as it was to her. On Sunday she said to a friend, “Oh, I want to go home to mother.” Her mother was called from earth in February, 1893. The surviving and grief-stricken father, two brothers and four sisters have the heart-felt sympathy of their host of friends in this, their deep sorrow. The funeral was held at Asbury church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, by her beloved pastor, Rev. Sayre, the subject of the discourse being 1st Thes. 4:14: “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
     A large crowd was in attendance and the services were both beautiful and impressive. After the services the remains were interred by the side of her mother, by Undertaker Wetherholt.

Dearest Minnie, thou hast left us,
And they loss we deeply feel;
But ‘tis God that has bereft us—
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life has fled,
When in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.

One by one earth’s ties are broken,
As we see our love decay;
And the hope so fondly cherished
Brighten but to pass away.
One by one our hope grow brighter,
As we near the shining shore;
For we know across the river,
Wait the loved ones gone before.

Farewell dear, but not forever;
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part, no never,
On the resurrection morn
Tho’ they darling form lies sleeping
In the cold sad silent […missing text ]

[Note: Asbury is in Delaware County, OH. However, it would appear from the above that she was interred somewhere in Gallia County.]

May 2, 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Livesay, Goldie [Thomas]

     Relatives here have received word of the death at Tulsa, Oklahoma, of Mrs. Goldie Thomas Livesay.
Burial was made in Columbus. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Thomas of London, Ohio, formerly of the Eno neighborhood in this county.

Gallia Times
April 28, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Lloyd, Geraldine [Heald]

Mrs. Lloyd, 47 Claimed This Morning
     Mrs. Geraldine H. Lloyd, 47, of 130 Portsmouth Rd., died at 10:10 a.m., today at the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. Mrs. Lloyd had been a patient there since Friday. She had been in failing health since Thanksgiving. Mrs. Lloyd was clerk of the board of education in the Gallipolis City School District.
     She was born June 11, 1922, Hawarden, Iowa, daughter of Clifford J. Heald and Leila Babcock Heald who reside in Sioux City, Iowa. She married John Lloyd, Sept. 19, 1944. He survives, along with three children; Thomas E. Lloyd, Gallipolis; Mrs. Kristi Humphreys, Gallipolis; and Melissa Sue, at home. A grandmother, Mrs. Susie Heald, Hawarden, Iowa, survives. One sister, Mrs. William (Carol) Hildahl, Sioux City, also survives.
She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Emanon Club.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Bauders officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 27, 1970
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lloyd, Howard Payne

H. P. Lloyd, 79, Claimed Late Saturday
     Howard P. Lloyd, 79, of Rt. 1, Oak Hill, died Saturday evening in the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
 Mr. Lloyd was born in Jackson County on May 30, 1894. A retired farmer, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Maridoris Williams in September, 1951.
     Three sons and one daughter survive: William H. Lloyd, Patriot; John D. Lloyd, Rt. 1, Oak Hill; H. Paul Lloyd, Rt. 3, Oak Hill and Mrs. William Cooper, Rio Grande.  Seven grandchildren survive. One brother, Nelson Lloyd, Rt. 1, Oak Hill, survives.  Mrs. Ernest (Helen) Conner, Rio Grande, a sister, survives.
     Mr. Lloyd was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday under the direction of Rev. Robert H. Ball, Rev. James A. M. Hanna and Dr. Robert A. Mussman.
     Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m., to lie in state one hour prior to the services. Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill from 2-9 p.m., today.
Pallbearers for Tuesday’s funeral will be: Edward A. Lewis, Charles Y. Miller, Dewey Simms, Evan W. Jones, Fred S. Beman, Clyde B. Walker.  Honorary pallbearers are Lesley Alban, E. E. Davis, Ralph Evans, Orville Jones, Wilmer Jones, Paul Parkins.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths available at Ancestry.com, he died on Saturday, August 09, 1969, which would have made him age 74 at time of death. New Zion Cemetery is in Jackson County.]

Unknown Newspaper
Monday, August 11, 1969
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lloyd, John D.

John D. Lloyd
     John D. Lloyd, 58, of Main Street, Oak Hill, died Saturday at University Hospital in Columbus. A retired farmer and a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church, he was born in Jackson County on April 26, 1927. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, a former member of the Southwestern Local School Board and a member of the Thurman Grange.
     He is survived by his wife, Ruth Beman of Oak Hill; two sons, Dwight Lloyd of Oak Hill and Haydon Lloyd at home; two daughters, Doris and Bernice Lloyd, both at home; two brothers, Paul Lloyd of Oak Hill and Bill Lloyd of Gallipolis; one sister, Jean Cooper of Rio Grande; and three grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Thurman United Methodist Church with Rev. James Hannah and Rev. Dirk Elliott officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 12, 1985
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lloyd, John E.

     John E. Lloyd, 80, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997 in Holtzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1917 in Cadmus, son of the late U. I. and Kate Ball Lloyd, he was the co-owner of the Ohio Produce Co., until 1971, and was a local car salesman from 1961 until 1981.
     He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Gallipolis, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the VFW Post 4464, American Legion Lafayette Post 27 and Elks Lodge 107, all of Gallipolis.
     Surviving are a son Thomas E. (Mary) Lloyd of Lima, two daughters, Kristi (Bob) Benjamin of Dublin, and Melisa (S. Robert) David of Tampa Fla.; a special friend, Betty Gooch of Gallipolis, five grandchildren, two sisters, Charlotte Gothard of Columbus, and Marilyn Donaldson of Northridge, Michigan, a half-sister, Vivian Kull of Columbus,; and a brother, Wendell Lloyd of Emerald Isle, N.C.
     A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leland W. Brehm, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Gallipolis paper
Oct 1997
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lloyd, Kate

Dies Thursday In Gallipolis
     Mrs. Kathryn (Kate) Lloyd, 74, a resident of 747 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died at 6 p.m. Thursday shortly after her arrival at Holtzer Hospital after an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Lloyd had been in failing health since 1961.
     Mrs. Lloyd was born near Waterloo on June 10, 1891, daughter of the late Jacob and Amanda Stewart Ball. Her marriage to Urah L. Lloyd took place Aug. 28, 1913. He died in 1954
     Surviving children are Mrs. Harley (Helen) Wells, Circleville; Mrs. Arthur (Vivian) Cull; Mrs. Donald (Charlotte) Gothard, both of Columbus; Bruce Lloyd, Middleport; Wendell Lloyd, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Roger (Marilyn) Smith, Lavonia, Mich., and John E. Lloyd of Gallipolis. A daughter, Gayla Louise is deceased. There are 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
     Sisters and brothers surviving are, Mrs. I. E. (Odessa) Myers, Mrs. M .M. (Lucy) Drummond, Mrs. Ona Davidson and Ellis Ball, all of Gallipolis, and Leonard and Larry Ball, both Columbus. A sister and three brothers deceased were Mrs. Anna Eckelmeyer, Joe Tom,and John Ball.
     Mrs. Lloyd had been a resident of Gallipolis for 43 years, coming here from Salem Center, Meigs County. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church, WSCS, Progressive Bible Class, Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of America [rest of obit cut off]

[Note: Died Nov. 18, 1965]

Gallipolis paper
Nov 1965
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Lloyd, Margaret [Lewis]

Margaret Lloyd
     Margaret Lewis Lloyd, 89, Hill Street, Oak Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, at the Longterm Care Unit of the Oak Hill Hospital, where she had been a resident for the past 11 years. She was born Sept. 27, 1902 in Jackson County, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Morris Lewis. She was a retired teacher after 37 years teaching in Gallia and Jackson counties. She was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
     Survivors include two daughter- in-laws, Mrs. Morris (Evalena) Lewis of Jackson, and Mrs. Morgan (Orpha) Lewis of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Lloyd In 1984; five brothers and two sisters.
     Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Hannah officiating. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

Unknown Newspaper
Monday, August 10, 1992
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Margaret Lloyd
     Margaret Lewis Lloyd, 89, Hill Street, Oak Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, at the long term Care Unit of the Oak Hill Community Medical Center where she had been a resident since 1981. Born September 27, 1902, in Jackson County, she was a retired teacher, serving 37 years in the Gallia and Jackson County School systems. She was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
     She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Morris Lewis; her husband, Nelson, who died in 1984; five brothers, David, Wendell, T. Baldwin, Morris and Morgan Lewis; and two sisters, Elizabeth Gump, and Mary Hannah Davis.
     Surviving are:  two sisters-in-laws, Evalena Lewis of Jackson; Orpha Lewis of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
     Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home 11 a.m. Wednesday with Reverend James Hanna officiating. Burial will be in the New Zion Cemetery.

Gallipolis Journal
Monday, August 10, 1992
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lloyd, Nelson

     Nelson Lloyd, 83, Hill St., Oak Hill, died Tuesday in Oak Hill Hospital. Born March 13, 1901 at Thurman, son of the late William and Alice Cherrington Lloyd, he was a retired farmer in the Thurman area and a member of Thurman Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lloyd; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Thurman Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dirk Ellott and the Rev. James Hanna officiating. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery, near Thurman. Friends may call at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, and an hour prior to the service at the church.

[Note: Died Sep 25, 1984]

Gallipolis paper
1984
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Lloyd, Rosanna

     DIED - In Raccoon Tp., Gallia Co., O., Jan. 8, 1888, of brain fever, Rosanna Lloyd, daughter of John M. and Margaret Lloyd, aged 21 years, 11 months and 27 days. Her funeral took place the day following at Ebenezer.
     Religious services conducted by D. S. Jones. This dear family loses a daughter in the prime of life and she was taken away very sudden, hence the parents are sadly bereaved. She was sociable and kind. She leaves quite a vacancy in the family.
     She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church at Gilboa. She leaves a father and mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn their loss.

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


Lloyd, William Nelson

     Nelson Lloyd, 83, 223 Hill St., Oak Hill, died Tuesday in Oak Hill Hospital. Born March 13, 1901, at Thurman, son of the late William and Alice Cherrington Lloyd, he was a retired farmer in the Thurman area and a member of Thurman United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Lloyd, and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Thurman Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dirk Elliott and the Rev. James Hanna officiating. Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery, near Thurman. Friends may call at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, and an hour prior to the service at the church.

[Note: He died September 25, 1984.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September, 1984
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Lockhart, Albert

Albert Lockhart Dead
     Albert Lockhart, of Crown City dropped dead about 10 o'clock Sunday night [4 Feb,1912] from heart disease, which he had suffered from for some time. He was 51 years of age and is survived by his wife, and two children a boy and a girl; three brothers, John engineer on the steamerCarrie Brown; Will of Crown City and Hiram of Glenwood. He had been a river engineer for the past 30 years and was considered very competent in his profession. The funeral services were held at Crown City at 10 o'clock Tuesday, and burial at the church cemetery beside a daughter, who died some years ago. Mr Lockhart was a short time ago tried at Huntington on a charge connected with the death of Carlton Simms, who was drowned in the river near Crown City, while on a boat owned and operated by Albert and Hiram Lockhart, both brothers were aquitted of the charge.

[Note: b. 1860 d.Feb 4,1912]

Gallipolis Bulliten
Thursday Feb 8,1912
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page


Lockhart, Rosina

Mrs. Lockhart, Crown City, Dies
Rites to be Held At Home At 2:30 Thursday P.M.
     Rosina, wife of William Lockhart, died at 3 o' Clock Tuesday afternoon at their home in Crown City , after an extended illness.
     Surviving besides the husband are the following children: Mrs. Ora Callicoiat and Earl Lockhart, Crown City; Mrs. J. V. Metheny, Mrs. Randall Meadows and Mrs. Clarence Day, Huntington, and Woodrow B. Lockhart, who is in the U. S. Army. Four children preceded her in death. There are 13 grandchildren and a half-brother, Chauncey Rankin of Ashland, Ky. Decedent was a daughter of the late W. J. and Barbara Stevers Rankin, and had lived in Crown City more than 40 years.,
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 Thursday, with Rev. Oma Williams in charge.

[Note: From Tombstone 1869-1944]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 5, 1944
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Lockhart, William Thomas

W. T. Lockhart, 80, claimed Sunday
     William Thomas Lockhart, 80, died about 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon at his home in Crown City after an illness of about one year. Born March 20, 1867, in West Virginia across from Bladen, the decedent married Rosanna Rankin, and they are survived by these sons and daughters: Mrs. Ora Callicoat, Crown City, Mrs. Grace Metheny, Mrs. Gladys Day, and Mrs. Iva Meadows, Huntington; Earl Lockhart, Crown City; and Woodrow Lockhart, Huntington.
     The body will be returned to the late residence at 9 a.m. tomorrow, and there funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow, the Rev. Oma Williams officiating. Burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Crown City Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 16, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Lockwood, Lucy

Death Of Mrs. Lucy Lockwood
     Mrs. Lucy Lockwood died suddenly at Portsmouth hospital Tuesday at 2 p.m. after a two hours illness with an abscess on the brain. The news came to local friends as a shock, as she had just returned from a visit with her mother at Franklin, O., and was in the best of health. She and her husband, George Lockwood, former Western Union Manager, resided here a number of years and her death is deeply regretted by all.
     She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Fred Ward of Charleston, Ludlow, who is in port ready to sail for France and Ransom at Portsmouth and mother, Mrs. F. J. Stader.
     The remains will be taken to Franklin, O. for burial. Mrs. Lockwood had been assisting at the Y. W. C. A.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 2, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Lockwood, Lucy [B.]

     Mrs. Lucy Lockwood, widow of George R. Lockwood, both former well known residents of this city, died suddenly in a Portsmouth hospital last week after two hours illness from apoplexy. She was secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association at Portsmouth. She leaves three children, Mrs. Fred Ward of Charleston, Ludlow in the army and Ransom at Portsmouth.

[Note: According to her death record available at Ancestry.com, Lucy B. Lockwood died 01 Oct 1918.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Loder, Hannah

Mrs. Loder Dead
     Mrs. Hannah Loder passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Love, on Third Avenue, Wednesday evening, July 8, 1914, aged 85 years and 11 months.
A short funeral service was conducted at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Friday morning by Rev. Mackenzie. The remains were then taken to Indianapolis, where the burial took place Saturday. The deceased is survived by daughters, Mrs. Love of Gallipolis, Mrs. H. B. Long of Cleveland, Mrs. Ida Balfour, of Anderson, Ind., and by a son, Oliver Loder, who lives in the West.
     Mrs. Loder was a fine lady whose gentle ways and sweet disposition made numerous friends, who will sincerely mourn her death.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, July 16, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Logan, Mary Ann 

     Mary Ann Logan, 74, Gallipolis Ferry, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 1988, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant. She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Ridge Church, Gallipolis Ferry.
     Born March 19, 1914 in Gallia County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Etta M. Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sherman William Logan, who died July 20, 1971; one son, William Edward Logan; three sisters; three brothers and two grandchildren.
     She is survived by four daughters, Marie Loomis, Gallipolis Ferry: Shirley Patterson, Haydenville, Ohio; Peggy Likens, Delaware, Ohio, Emma Long Henderson; four sons, Worthy and Clarence E. Logan, both of Gallipolis Ferry, Gilbert, Southside, and James R., Henderson; one brother, Ed Johnson, Gallipolis, Ohio; three sisters, Fanny Garlengar and Roxy Stout, both of Columbus, Ohio and Anna May Stewart, Washington Courthouse, Ohio; 31 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Wyoma Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. Emmett Rawson and Rev. Charles Birchfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Clonch Cemetery, at Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                       Top of Page


Logue, Charles W.

Charles W. Logue Dead
Stroke of Paralysis Immediate Cause of Death
     Charles William Logue, well known citizen of Gallia County and for many years a familiar figure in Gallipolis, died at his residence above Gallipolis April 1, 1918. He had been ill some time with heart trouble and died following a stroke of paralysis Monday afternoon.
     He was born May 29, 1851. The following immediate relatives survive him: Two sisters--Hannah C., who nursed him in his last illness, and Mrs. Jos. Holloway of Point Pleasant; two nephews, Chas. and Samuel Holloway of Washington, DC and others.
     The funeral will be from the family residence at 2 Wednesday afternoon by Rev. V.D. Beery. Burial by Hayward will follow at Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate-- Charles was 64 years of age, single and the son of Samuel Logue born OH and Mary Robinson born VA.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 16, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Logue, Floyd A.

Floyd A. Logue Died at Akron
     Belated word of the career and death of a former resident and native of Gallia County, Floyd A. Logue, 67, has been received here. He died on Feb. 22 in St. Thomas Hospital at Akron. A retired plant guard, he had been employed by the Seiberling Rubber Co., at Akron for 14 years retiring in 1956. He resided at 2125 Tenth St. SW Akron.
     He was born at Vinton and moved to Akron in 1911. Before joining the rubber company he ran a house reconditioning company. Mr. Logue attended First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Barberton and was a member of Victory Lodge No. 649 of Free and accepted Mason. Surviving him are his wife, Debbie, two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Kavanaugh of Lima and Mrs. Marian Anderson of Darien, Conn., five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Dorothea Hoak of Fairborn.
     Funeral Services were held at the Schlup Funeral home and there were also Masonic services. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

Publication unknown
February 1959
Contributed by Karen Siebert                                                                         Top of Page


Logue, Mary M.

     Mrs. Mary M. Logue, wife of Mr. Samuel O. Logue, living about a mile and a half above town, was taken with a smothering spell Tuesday evening and died in a few minutes. She had not been in robust health for some time. A husband and four children survive her and mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Thursday morning at ten o'clock by Rev. B.F. Jackson, of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent. Burial at the Old Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 27, 1894
Contributed by Henny Evans


Logue, Nellie

Death in Morgan -- Mrs. Nellie Logue, widow, of the late Abner Logue, of Morgan Township, died at the home of her son, Mr. Timothy Logue, last Monday morning. She was about 82 years of age. The funeral and burial took place Tuesday. Five sons, Joseph, Wyatt, Zenas, James and Timothy, and one daughter, Mrs. Q. O. Thomas, are left to mourn the loss of a kind mother.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, Nov. 8, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans

[And also the following]

Mrs. Nellie Logue, widow of Abner Logue of Morgan township, living with her son Tim, died Monday morning aged about 82 years. She was a sister of the late Sheriff Aaron Rife and a splendid woman. She will be buried at the Rife graveyard Tuesday. She left sons Joe, Wyatt, Zene, James and Timothy and one daughter Mrs. Q. O. Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 5, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Logue, Samuel

     Died at his residence in Morgan township, in this county, on the 5th inst., Samuel Logue, Esq., in the 72nd year of his age. Mr. Logue was born in Botetourt county Va., Aug. 29, 1780, and came to Ohio in October, 1801. During more than half a century, Mr. L. had been a resident of Gallia county, and now has passed away universally regretted as he lived universally respected.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 8, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lollis, Matilda [Rife]

Death of Mrs. Lollis
     Mrs. Tillie Lollis, of Addison, a widow lady, died at that place Wednesday from a paralytic stroke. Her funeral took place today, conducted by Rev. C. L. Thomas of Kyger church. She is said to have been a most estimable lady and is survived by three children, two adult daughters and one son, aged 15. Her maiden name was Rife.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was born November 15, 1856, died February 11, 1910, and was the daughter of Anderson Rife and Sophia Scott.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday February 11, 1910
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Lollis, Samuel W.

     Funeral services for the late Samuel W. Lollis, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock in the apartment of his son, D. M. Lollis, in the Hotel Mithoff, Lancaster, where he made his home, by Rev. Paiste of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in Forest Grove cemetery there. Mr. Lollis, who was seventy years of age was born and lived the greater part of his life in Gallia county.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 04, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Long, [Baby]

Long Baby Buried
     Graveside services were held at Gravel Hill Cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock for the infant child of Quizly and Glenna Long, who was born June 20 and lived only a few hours. Interment was in charge of Vernon McCoy.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, June 22, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Long, Charles E.

Charles Long Dies
     Charles E. Long, 85, died at his home in Cheshire Sunday evening, June 23, 1935, following a fourth stroke of paralysis Mr. Long and his first wife, Miss Almena McCarty, became the parents of three sons. Roy, William and Noah Long, all deceased, and three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Kemp, Mrs. Isabel Lloyd and Mrs. Ethel Enterman, all of Columbus. Mrs. Long died in 1889.
     In 1894, Mr. Long and Miss Ella Ripley of Carlton were married. She and two sons. Everett and Wendell,also survive him, as do eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at the family home by Rev.J.W. McMahan, interment in Gravel Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
June 27, 1935
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Long, Cora Adele [Nance]

Mrs. Cora Long Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Cora Adele Long, 87, one of the older residents of Gallipolis, died at her home, 743 Second Ave., at 1:20 p.m., Wednesday. She had been in poor health for a period of four years and had been cared for by her only daughter, Mrs. Mae Winebrenner of Toledo. For the past nine months, she had been bed fast.
Mrs. Long united with Grace Methodist Church and was its second oldest member.
     Mrs. Long was a native of Lawrence county, where she was born April 1, 1868, the daughter of the late Vinton and Ellen Mayberry Nance. She was one of two children, a brother preceding her. Two half brothers and a half sister, who survive are James Short, Kanauga, John Short, Millersport and Mrs. Eliza Tull, Athalia.
She attended school in Lawrence county and as a young girl of 14 removed to Gallipolis. As a young lady she was employed in the office of the late Dr. James Sanns.
     She met and married Nial Ralph of Gallipolis and to that union two children were born, the daughter already mentioned and a son, George, deceased. Five grandchildren are among the survivors. Mr. Ralph died in 1904 and her second marriage was to Sam Long, a native of Toledo, and took place at Monroe, Mich., in 1917. Mr. Long died in 1937.
     Mrs. Long was a former member of the Rebecca lodge and in her active years was a worker in her church. Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Saturday with Rev. Paul M. Niswander officiating. Friends may call at Miller’s until the funeral hour. Burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Richards, Raymond Jones, Stanley Folden, Selwyn White, Graham Detrick and I. E. Myers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 7, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Long, Earl R.

Little Child Dies
     Earl R. seven-months old child of Grover C. and Rosie Long, died at the home of its parents near Clipper Mill Friday at 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from Ohio Chapel Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with burial following at Mound Hill by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Long, Edward

Death of an Infant
     Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long, 71 Grape Street, lost their infant son, Edward, this morning, eighteen months old of cholera infantum. It had been in poor health for three or four months. Funeral and burial by Wetherholt Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Sept. 10, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Long, Emma B. [Burnett]

Death of Mrs. G. J. Long
     Mrs. Emma B. Long, wife of George J. Long, died Thursday afternoon, June 19, after a 3 years’ illness with tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Edward and Charlotte Burnett and was born in Green township, Oct. 19, 1866. In 1884 she was united in marriage to George Long and he, with three sons survive. Her parents, sisters and brothers, have all passed away.
     The funeral services were held Sunday morning at Centenary by Rev. J. W. McCormick, and the burial occurred at the same place in charge of Undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 27, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Long, Everett

     CHESHIRE - Services for Everett Long, 80, Cheshire, who died Thursday night at his home of a heart attack, will be today at 2 p.m. at Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home. The Rev. L. Uber will officiate with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Born in Cheshire, he was a son of Charles and Ella Ripley Long.
     He was a retired telegraph operator for the K&M and C&O railroads.  He was an amateur Radio Club of Inverness, Fla.  He was affiliated with various Masonic bodies including charter member and past master of Siloam Lodge 456, of Cheshire; a past patron of Cheshire Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; Pomeroy Royal Arch Masons; Bosworth Council, Royal and Select Masters, Ohio Valley Commandry 24, Knights Templar.
     He is survived by his wife, Flora King Long; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Frances) Carr, Vinton; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Olive (Nora) Morehead, Columbus; Mrs. Jack (Jeanette) Ferguson, Texas; two brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law, and three step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother.

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


Long, Gladys Virginia [Little]

Meigs Native Dies at Holzer
     Mrs. Gladys Virginia Long, 72, a resident of 1225 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health the past six weeks. She was born Sept. 20, 1903, in Meigs County, daughter of the late Harvey and Etta Little. She married Wendell Long who died in January, 1961.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Beverly) Taylor, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Robert (Norma) Fitch, Gahanna; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rena Fife, Gallipolis. She had resided in Gallipolis the past 37 years. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Pt. Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hess officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, Dec 11, 1975
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Long, Leroy Parker

Sad Death Of Young Man
Leroy Parker Long Of Cheshire Dies Friday in 32nd Year
     Leroy Parker Long, son of Charley and Almena Long, was born April 27, 1879 and died of tuberculosis Feb. 24, 1911, age 31 years, 9 months and 27 days.
     His home has always been in or near Cheshire. Having heard that still small voice that calls to a higher plane of living, he responded to that call and united with the Cheshire Freewill Baptist Church April 23, 1905.
     He was united in marriage to Anna Ruth Coughenour July 7, 1904, to which union was given one son, Harold Orin, who with the devoted wife, father, step-mother, three sisters and two brothers mourn his loss. His mother and two brothers preceded him to that country from whose bourne no traveler returns.
     He had been in failing health for five years, but it was not until two years ago that he was compelled to give up his work. At last the time came when he was beyond the reach of kind hands and medical skill and he succumbed to the inevitable. He was a kind husband an indulgent father and a thoughtful and loving son and brother.
     He had endeared himself to a wide circle of friends. Those of us who knew him best loved him most. Many hours of the last days of his sickness were spent in prayful meditation and while he some what reluctantly saw the earthly ties severed he had no fear of death.
     The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. L.F. Sherritt and he was laid to rest in Gravell Hill Cemetery by Undertaker DeMaine.

Gallipolis Journal
March 1, 1911
Vol. 93, No. 78
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Long, Lydia N.

Death of Mrs. George Long
     Mrs. Lydia N. Long, wife of George Long, passed away at her home, 756 First Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2:30, after a two weeks illness of influenza-pneumonia.
     She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Walters and was fifty nine years of age. Mrs. Long is survived by her husband, mother and nine children, one child dead and three sisters.
     She was a member of the Epworth M. E. Church and a loving wife and mother and kind neighbor. The funeral will occur from the home Tuesday at 10 a.m. by Rev. D. F. Wood with interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery near Yellowtown.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 9, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Long, Mary Margaret

"Aunt Mag" Long Oldest Eureka Resident, Dies
Funeral Is Set For 2 O'Clock Sundy P.M.
     Mary Margaret Long, the oldest resident of her community, died about 10 o'clock last night at her home in Eureka. She was 93 years old last June 10.
     To young and old alike Miss Long was affectionately known as "Aunt Mag". For more than half a century she had lived alone and was able to do her own work until about 10 days ago when she was stricken with the flu. That ailment, affecting her heart, caused her death. Up to a day or two before her passing her mind was bright and alert and she readily recognized those who called to see her.
     Miss Long moved to Eureka about a year ago from the Ralph Jeffers place in Clay tp. and she was a native of that township. She was the daughter of Anderson and Nancy Long and her death leaves but one survivor of her generation of the family, a somewhat younger sister, Mrs. Ellen Warren of Ohio tp. Other near kinfolk include Charlie McKean, Harrison tp., and George McKean, nephews, the latter of whom left today for his home at Twin Falls, Idaho, after a months' visit here.
     Funeral services will be held at Mercerville at 2 o'clock Sunday with Rev. H. W. Dewolfe in charge. Burial there in Ridgelawn cemetery by C. R. Halley. The body will be brought to the home in Eureka Saturday noon and friends may call to view the features.

[Note: from stone 1848-1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


Long, Mathias

     We regret to announce the death of Mr. Mathias Long, which occurred at his residence in Mason County, West Virginia, last Thursday, April 21, 1891, from the effects of advanced age. Mr. Long was for many years a resident of Gallia County, Ohio, but some years ago moved to Mason County, where he has since resided. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens, being nearly eighty-four years of age at the time of his death. We extend our sympathies to his sorrowing relatives.

[Note: April 21, 1891 was a Tuesday]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, April 28, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Long, Minnie [Feltman]

Mrs. Adriel Long Dead
     Mrs. Minnie Feltman Long was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 4, 1854; died at her home near Keystone Nov. 30, 1911, aged 58 years, 5 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage May 14, 1890, to Adriel Long, who with one son Max, survives her.
     Besides the husband and son, as above mentioned, she leaves three step-children: Frank Long of Columbus, Julia, wife of Thos. Jones, and Nelle, wife of Bart Russell; also one sister, Mrs. Carrie Hoeflein, of Cincinnati, and two brothers, Wm. Feltman of Louisville, Ky., and J. H. Feltman of Vinton.
     The last sad rites were held Sunday at Mt. Tabor, conducted by Rev. W. W. Crabtree, and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, notwithstanding the inclement weather. Funeral Director H. K. Butler had charge of the burial, which followed in the church cemetery.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, December 13, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Long, Nancy

Nancy Long, 13, Is Drowned Here Wednesday P.M.; Body Recovered
First Drowning of Season Here Occurs In Ohio River
     Without any of her companion waders and swimmers knowing she had been in danger, Nancy Long, 13, was drowned in the Ohio River above the foot of Cedar Street between 2 and 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. She was one of the six children of Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Long, who occupy the first-floor apartment in the Park Central Hotel building on the upper corner facing Second Street. 
     The body was recovered at 5:30 p.m. by Douglas Raike and another man near the spot where the girl seemingly disappeared from view without any struggle or outcry. The men used a skiff and grappling hooks and they found the body in deep water about 30 feet from shore. Major O.G. Lyle, Patrolman Ball, Fireman Frank Wood and others had joined in the search immediately after the missing girl's 17 year old sister, Zella Mae (Jackie) reported to the police that Nancy was missing and may have drowned. That occurred about 4 o'clock.

Nancy Couldn't Swim
     For some time before that hour Jackie had been alarmed. She inquired of her swimming companions but learned nothing except that one of them said he believed he saw her going up the bank towards First Ave. Jackie picked up Nancy's clothing and continued to inquire about her sister; but in vain.
     Nancy was not a swimmer. Perhaps she could never have become adept as such because one of her arms was crippled. There is a sandy bottom but narrow beach back of the First Avenue tennis courts but the water is very deep not more than 25 to 35 feet from the shoreline. Major Lyle said he could reach the bottom bed when he was diving and trying to locate the body.
     This tragedy is one of the first of its kind in or around Gallipolis this season and it is a terribly sad one. For Nancy Long was not only a familiar figure about the Park Central but she was a favorite of old and young alike and was (missing words) school and had endeared herself to a rather wide circle of acquaintances.
     Nancy lacked three weeks of reaching her 13th birthday, have been born at Eureka on July 26, 1932. The family came to Gallipolis more than a year ago.
     Morgan Long, the father, is employed in Philadelphia. The mother, the former Louise Franklin, gave birth to a girl baby, Rose Ann, four weeks ago. The surviving children, in addition to Jackie and the baby, are Bobby Lee, 16; Kenneth, 10;Patricia, 8. Mrs. Long's parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Franklin, live in an apartment adjoining that of the Longs and facing second Ave. Mr. Long's parents are dead.
     Last evening the body was removed to F.L. Stever's mortuary at Mercerville. Tentative arrangements were to have the services at the Eureka Church and burial in Bethel Cemetery.
     Funeral services for Nancy Long will be held at 2:30 Friday at the Chambersburg Methodist Church, in charge of Rev. Floyd Workman. Burial will be in Beth Cemetery by F.L. Stevers. It is probably, Mr. Stevers said, that he will return the body to the Long apartment by 7 o'clock tonight.

[Note: Death Certificate: Nancy Frances Long born July 26, 1932 Eureka, Ohio; died Juy 4, 1945 Gallipolis, Ohio; 12 years 11 months and 8 days of age.]

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


Long, Ruby I. [Hayner]

     GALLIPOLIS - Ruby Irene Long, 73, a resident of Scenic Hills Nursing Center, died Friday at Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 10, 1916 in Crown City, she was the late Tom Hayner and Ola Sowards.
     Also preceding in death were her husband, Randall Long on Jan. 7, 1970; one brother, Woodard Hayner; one sister, Etha Hammond; a half-sister, Josie Kemper; and a half-brother, Tom Hayner. She is survived by one son, Joe Long of Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Linda) Shattles of Tavares, Fla., and Mrs. Ted (Etha) Hanna of Gallipolis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call today, 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 12, 1989
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Long, Solomon

Death of Dr. Long
     Dr. Solomon Long of Center Point died last Thursday night, principally of old age. He was 90 years of age and was probably worth over $100,000. He had been totally blind once, but a Cincinnati doctor restored his sight five or six years ago. His wife preceded him about three years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wesley Stamper and Mrs. J. A. M. Jones, both of Center Point. He was the youngest of 12 children, all of whom lived to be over 80, one over 98. He had a son drowned when he was a young man. He came here about the time of the Civil War and made his money practicing medicine, and at one time had a large practice.

[Note: Born May 8, 1821 - Died Dec 8, 1910]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec 16, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Long, Vinton Ernest

Vinton E. Long, 44, Dies Today; Funeral Services Set For Sunday
Two-Week Illness Fatal To Worker At Packing Co.
     Vinton Ernest Long, 44, died at 1 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient since last Monday. In poor health for a number of years, he had been seriously ill only for the past two weeks.
     Born May 27, 1903, in Wood county, near Bowling Green, to Ernest E. and Tressa Long, the decedent is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alma Evans Long; a daughter Noreene, graduated as nurse from Cincinnati Christ Hospital, Navy nurse in World War II, and present Ohio University student. His son, Marvin Vinton Long, was killed in action in Italy, April 16, 1945. Mr. Long’s father died in January, 1940.
     Other survivors are his mother, Bowling Green; a brother, Myron Long, teacher in the Toledo suburb; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Murray and Mrs. Arthur Dotts, Bowling Green, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church, the Rev. J. Edward Hakes officiating, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Mr. Long was graduated from Rudolph High School, and attended Tri-State Business College and was employed by the Babcock Dairy, Toledo, a position he resigned because of his health. He then moved to Gallia County and became associated with the Evans Grocery Co., serving in Gallipolis and Middleport; in 1941, he and his son, Marvin, entered the Ironton grocery business, but poor health again compelled his retirement.
After a few months, when health permitted, Mr. Long returned to Bowling Green and became a partner of a brother-in-law in automobile sales. For past few years, however, he had been associated with the Evans Packing Co.
     Mr. Long was always interested in the affairs of the community and when health permitted took active part in all fraternal, social and religious activities. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and serviced as an officer in all stations of the Lodge. He was affiliated with the Morning Dawn Lodge, No 7, F. & A. M. of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 27, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Long, William Jefferson

Two Springfield Tp. Colored Citizens Die, Jeff Long, E.Smith
     Two well-known colored men, William Jefferson Long and Elias (Sam) Smith, died at their respective homes in Springfield township Monday. The former, known as "Jeffy," lived at Porter and was 60 years old. He is survived by his wife, Sarah E., four daughters, one brother, and these three sisters; Minnie Johnson, Sandusky; Ina Stevens, Columbus, and Mrs. I.V. Bryant, Bidwell. Funeral will be held at Mt. Carmel church by Rev. Payne at 2 o'clock Thursday.Burial by Undertaker J. L.Coleman.
     Smith was 29 and the son of Rome Smith and lived on the John Worman farm near Kerr. He is survived by his parents and four brothers, Jack, Joe, Jerome and "Pooge". Funeral at 2 o'clock Wednesday by Rev. Farris at Buck Ridge, burial by Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1932
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Longhorne, Eva

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Eva Nell Longhorne, 26, 558 3rd Ave., died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday. Born in Texas, she was the daughter of Grady and Nancy McNabb, Voriarty, N. M. She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
     Mrs. Longhorne had lived in Gallipolis since Aug. 1, 1965 and resided at the White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico prior to moving to Gallipolis. She married John C. Longhorne, March 25, 1959, who is stationed in Alabama, along with her parents and five children, Don Kerry, Nancy Jean, Patricia Ann, Theodore Phillip and Joanne, all at home. She also is survived by a brother, Grady J. McNabb, Estancia, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Klien of Germany.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Elbert MacKenzie. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Sunday from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Friday, November 19, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lorin, Carol [Hineman]

Carol Lorin
     Mrs. Carol Louise Lorin, 85, of 101 Lakewood Dr., died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at a Walterboro hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2001, at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C., directed by Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Lorin was born November 25, 1915, in Detroit, Mich., and was a daughter of Henry and Bessie Cornell Hineman. She was a retired Civilian Executive Assistant with the United States Army and was the widow of Rudy Nicholas Lorin. Surviving are, two sons, Dr. Henry O. Lorin of Walterboro, and Milan Lorin of Algonac, Mich.; two daughters, Lois Rzepka of Livonia, Mich., and Judy Lorin of Hazel Park, Mich.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, S.C. 29406.

[Note: Buried Sec. 60, Site 132, Beaufort National Cemetery; Carol's Cornell Lineage: (1) Bessie Phoebe Cornell (Henry Hineman) born 1891 in Gallia County ; (2) Zachariah Taylor Cornell ( America Charlotte Clark)1854-1927 Gallia County ; (3) Peter Cornell ( Phoebe Bethina Ward) 1820-1898 Gallia County (4) Peter Cornell ( Elizabeth)1760 Va - 1839 Gallia County, Ohio.]

Post and Courier - Walterboro SC
May 19, 2001
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page


Loucks, Effie

Miss Effie Loucks Died Sunday Near Cadmus
     Miss Effie Loucks, a highly esteemed lady, died Sunday at her home near Cadmus. She had been in poor health for some time. She is survived by two brothers and one sister, all residents of this county, John, who lived with her at the old home place; Percy Loucks and Mrs. Sam Drummond.
      Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Fry Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at Olive Church and burial in the cemetery there in charge of Undertaker Coleman of Bidwell.

[Note: Death Certificate..Effie Febe Loucks was born Aug. 2, 1863; died April 22, 1928; aged 64 years 8 months and 20 days. Parents: Alfred Loucks and Ursula McDaniel.]

Gallipolis Paper
April 24, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Loucks, Fannie [Canterbury]

Mrs. Wm. Loucks, 89, Died Sunday
Funeral To Be Held At Bailey Chapel At 2 Tuesday Afternoon
     Mrs. William Loucks, (Fannie Canterbury). daughter of the late Hugh and Eliza Canterbury, died Sunday morning at the home of L. B. Loucks at Thivener. She was 89 years, 7 months, and 3 days old.
     In addition to the son already mentioned she is also survived by another son, Waldo Loucks of Marion and a daughter, Mrs. Shannon Houck of Mercerville; also two step-sons, Frank Loucks of Minnesota and Shannon Loucks of Gallipolis. She also leaves a brother, Lewis M. Canterbury of Marion, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Harrington of Gallipolis, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, Hannah Marie Craft.
     She was a member of Bailey chapel and was highly esteemed in that community where most of her long life was spent.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Elizabeth chapel with Rev. Jennings Cremeens, officiating. Burial will be in the Loucks family cemetery by C. R. Halley.

[Note: Taken from stone in Loucks Cemetery, Harrison Twp, b 2/1851, d 9/1940. The reading from the stone was taken in 1973. On the current photo to which the cemetery entry is linked the inscription is too indistinct to be certain it is the right stone.]

Gallipolis newspaper
September 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


Loucks, Effie [Fulton]

Mrs. Shelton Loucks   
Crosses Dark River Following a Short Illness
     The funeral of Mrs. Shelt Loucks will be held at the residence by Rev. Mr. Yokley at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by service and burial at Bulaville at 11 o’clock. Interment by Wetherholt & Entsminger. The pallbearers are J. C. Butz, H. C. Johnston, Harry Stockhoff, F. N. Smeltzer, Bud Betz and Dolph Mink.
     Mrs. Loucks was born in 1865, and married Feb. 24, 1917. Her untimely death so soon after marriage is a grief not only to her devoted husband, but to all their many friends, who wished for them long years of happy companionship.

[Note: Jan. 30, 1865 – July 18, 1918; Age 53 yrs. 5 mos. 17 das. She was the daughter of David & Fannie Bunce Fulton. Tombstone has last name as Louks.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 19, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Loucks, J. Shelton

J. Shelton Loucks, 85, Retired Salesman And Popular Shriner, Dies
     J. Shelton Loucks, 85, retired traveling salesman, died at 9:45 last night at his home, 17 Vinton St.
With him when he succumbed to a heart ailment were William White, a neighbor, who had been caring for him, and Howe Bratt of Cheshire, a former neighbor.
     Mr. Loucks who was well-known in Gallia, Vinton and Mason Counties, became ill while sojourning in Orlando, Fla. He was brought back on March 14 by his nephew, Wade Loucks, Columbus, a locomotive engineer, and he at once became a Holzer Hospital patient. He spent two weeks there and was then taken home.
     Decedent was a native of Addison Twp. and his death leaves but one survivor of his generation of this prominent family, Mrs. Minnie Fulton, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, (Addison Twp.). For many who knew Shelton Loucks well it was difficult to realize that he was an old man. He enjoyed life here and on his annual pilgrimages to Florida. He had been rugged and active until the last year or two.
     He was born Feb. 29, 1864. When a young man he came to Gallipolis to work for the wholesale firm of Stockhoff Bros. For perhaps half of his years he was a traveling salesman for that company and the Henking-Bovie Wholesale Co. Thus his towering figure became a familiar one in a wide area of Southern Ohio and West Virginia.
     In 1917 Mr. Loucks married Miss Effie Fulton, a lifelong acquaintance. She died some years later.
Mr. Loucks was well-to-do. He acquired considerable land in his native heath and had much personal property, his intimates say. To the Shriners he deeded a tract of land on which their clubhouse was erected. In return he was made a life member of the organization. He was also a member of the United Commercial Travelers.
     Funeral services for J. Shelton Loucks will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Miller Home for Funerals under the auspices of Morning Dawn Lodge F, and A.M. Rev. L.A. Donnally will officiate. Burial will be in Rife Cemetery at Bulaville. Friends may call at any time at the funeral home.

[Note: From death certificate date of death April 19, 1949; father Alfred Loucks; mother Mary McKown.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1949, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, William Loucks file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Loucks, Jacob Shannon

Shannon Loucks, 86, Died Last Night
     Death claimed venerable Jacob Shannon Loucks Sunday night at 10 o'clock, the result of stroke suffered several days ago. He was 86 years of age last February 2, having been born in 1857. He died less than two months after his wife, Margaret Cottrell Loucks, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Parney Anderson, on Portsmouth Road.
     Born in Harrison Twp., Mr. Loucks was the son of William and Susanna Campbell Loucks. His wife died July 27. They are survived by one daughter, Mrs. Parney Anderson, and he is survived by a half sister, Mrs. Shannon Houck, Thivener, and two half brothers- Waldo Loucks, Marion; Bert Loucks, Thivener.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren and ten great-children [sic].
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons funeral home, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating, assisted by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of death September 19, 1943.]

Newspaper (September 20, 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, William Loucks file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Loucks, John

John Loucks Passes
     John Loucks, 69, a well known resident of Addison Township, passed away Saturday evening, April 23, at his home. He had been suffering from heart trouble for some time.
     The funeral was Monday by Rev. Thompson at the M.E. Church in Addison, burial following in Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Naomi Lodge, K of P of Gallipolis.
     Mr. Loucks is survived by a son, Wade Loucks, four sisters, Miss Mary Jane Loucks, Mrs. Oliver Shaver, Mrs. Charles Jolly and Mrs. Ed Fulton and two brothers, Newton Loucks of New York and J. Shelton Loucks of Gallipolis.

[Note: Death Certificate..John Westley Loucks born Feb. 1, 1859; died April 23 1927; 68 years 2 months and 22 days of age. Parents: John A. Loucks and Mary McCown.]

Gallia Times
April 28, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Loucks, Lester

Lester Loucks Dies Thursday
     Lester B. (Bert) Loucks, 70, for the past seven years an employee of the GSI until ill health forced his retirement about the first of this year, died at his home, 402 Fourth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health since Jan. 1 and in serious condition since early February.
     Loucks had made his home in Gallipolis during the winter months since becoming connected with the local institution, living in Yellowtown since 1923 during the summer. He had formerly worked with the Ohio department of highways for 15 years and prior to that time had been engaged in farming and the coal business.
     Born in Harrison Twp., July 13, 1883, the son of the late William and Fannie Canterbury Loucks, he was married to the former Mina Criner on March 10, 1910, in Gallipolis. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. V.E. (Zella) Craft, 130 Third Ave., Mrs. F.M. Francis Burnett, Columbus; Mrs. G.C. (Marie) Chandler, Belmont Dr., and Mrs. L.J. (Louise) Chevalier, Columbus; two sons, W. Frank and Thomas L. Loucks, one sister, Mrs. S.H. (Ollie) Houck, and one brother, Waldo D. Loucks, all of Gallipolis. There also are six granddaughters and two grandsons. A sister, Zella, died in infancy, and four half-brothers and two half-sisters preceded him in death.
     Loucks was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel in Yellowtown, Gallia Lodge 469, F. and A.M., at Chambersburg, Moriah Council 32, and Gallipolis Chapter 79, Gallipolis. Masonic services will be conducted Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the C.J. Waugh Funeral Home, where the body will remain until Saturday morning, when it will be taken to the late residence in Yellowtown. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced Friday following arrival of members of the family coming here from a distance.

[Note: Guessing this death occurred in 1954.]

Newspaper (prob. Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman file, Loucks-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Loucks, Lester Bert

Rites Will Be Held Sunday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for L. Bert Loucks in the Elizabeth Chapel Christian Church with the Rev. Linson H. Stebbins, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Masonic last rites were held Friday night in the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home for this 70-year-old retired employe of the Gallipolis State Institute, who for 15 years had been a State Highway Department attache. Years ago he had been a farmer and also a coal operator. Mr. Loucks had retired Jan. 1 from GSI, because of failing health, which had deteriorated to a serious nature about a month later. A member of the Ohio Valley Grange, Mr. Loucks belonged to Masonic lodges in Chambersburg and Gallipolis and to the church.
     Survivors include his widow, the former Mina Cramer, whom he wed March 10, 1910; four daughters, Mrs. V. E. (Zella) Craft and Mrs. T. C. (Marie) Chandler of Gallipolis, Mrs. F. M. (Frances) Burnett and Mrs. L. J. (Louise) Chevalier of Columbus; two sons, W. Frank Loucks and Thomas L. Loucks; a sister, Mrs. S. H. (Ollie) Houck, and a brother Waldo D. Loucks of Gallipolis.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 21, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Loucks, Margaret

Mrs. Loucks, 86, Died 2 A.M. At Anderson Home
     Mrs. Margaret Loucks, who lacked a little over three months of being 86 years of age, died this morning at 2:15 o'clock of cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill about three weeks. Death came at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Parney Anderson, Portsmouth Road, where she and her husband, Shannon Loucks, lived for three or four years.
     Born in the Thivener neighborhood, Mrs. Loucks was the daughter of Stephen and Mary Northup Cottrell. Her survivors are her husband and her daughter, but two children preceded her in death as did a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Porter, in February. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons mortuary on First Avenue. Rev. W. Scott Westerman will officiate with Rev. Jennings Cremeens assisting. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth 1857; date of death July 27, 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 6, 1943
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Loucks, Mary Jane

Death Beckons To Mary Jane Loucks, Aged 79
Sister of J. Shelton Loucks With Whom She Lived
Funeral at Addison at 12:30 Tuesday.

     Mary Jane Loucks, who has been critically ill for several weeks, died last night (Sunday) about 11 o’clock at her home, 17 Vinton street. Death was the result of shock from a fractured hip which she sustained about her home early in August. She was cared for in Holzer Hospital for several weeks but was removed to her home two weeks ago.
     She was the daughter of the late John A. and Mary McCown Loucks and was born in Addison township in February, 1855, making her age almost eighty years. She came to reside with her only brother J. Shelt Loucks about six years ago and he and two sisters, Mrs. Oliver Shaver, Addison and Mrs. Edward Fulton, Little Chickamauga, survive, out of a family of eight brothers and sisters. Miss Loucks was a kind and charitable woman and highly esteemed by all who knew her.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Addison M. E. Church by Rev. H. H. Wilbur. The services were set for this hour because Rev Wilbur will also have charge of Harry Ecker’s funeral at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill cemetery by Elias Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 8, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Loucks, W. A.

Falling Limb Brings Instant death To Prominent Merchant
     W.A. Loucks. a well known merchant at Opal, about two miles from Vinton was killed Thursday of last week[Mar 8 1909], by a heavy limb falling from a tree which fractured his skull, causing instant death. He and some men were chopping along a creek on his farm and when he did not return for dinner his wife had one of the men go after him. He was found dead the small tree which he had felled, had struck a dead limb on another knocking it down on his head.
     Mr. Loucks was about 68 years of age and was favorably well known. The funeral services were held Sunday at Mt. Tabor and were largely attended. He is survived by a wife and five children. Frank of Delaware, Edward of Nelsonville, Lester of Columbus, Mrs Carrie Russell of near Vinton, and Mrs Edgar Zoz of Bellefountain. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 1909
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Loucks, Zella

     Nov 18, 1884, of croup, Zella, daughter of William and Fanny Loucks, aged 5 years 3 months and 1 day. We mourn the loved and the lost, but not lost to the care and protection of the gentle Shepherd, who carries the tender lambs in his bosom - so near, so very near His heart. Instead of saying she died, should we not rather say she began to live? Little Zella was a beautiful, bright, intelligent child, known only to be beloved; but if beautiful in her house of clay, how much more beautiful will she be in her home above, reflecting the image of Him who is altogether lovely. This we are not permitted to see at present, but if faithful, we shall see them as they are and be with them forever.

Sleep, little Zella, lika a lamb in the fold,
Shut from the tempest, safe from the cold;
Sleep, little Zella, like a star in the sky,
Wrapped in a cloud whle the storm winds sweep by.
                                                     J.A.C.

Gallipolis Journal
Wed. Feb 18, 1885
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Louden, Luman E.

     CHESHIRE – Luman E. Louden, 72, of Cheshire, died Friday, Jan. 11, 1991 at Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was a retired electrician and member of VFW Post 4464 and the WFW in Jackson.
     Born Feb. 6, 1918 in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Bert Louden and Grace Armstrong Louden.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Wamsley Louden; three daughter, Linda A. Louden, New York City, Betty Sue Franklin, Galveston, Texas and Jean Ann Loude of Gallipolis; two sons, Jess and Lewis, both of Bidwell; brothers Ben and Daniel of Washington, Bert Russell of Michigan, and Alan of Utah; a sister, Betty Frederick, Parkersburg; and four grandchildren.
     Services will be held Monday, 2 p.m., at Wilcoxen Funeral home, with Pastor Rick Mayloyed officiating. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday January 13, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Louine, Pelagie

     Died, in this town very suddenly, on Monday last, about 11 o'clock, Miss Pelagie Louine, aged about 69 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 9, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                Top of Page


Louks, (Loucks) Mary

     We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. John A. Louks, of Addison, which occurred at her home on Saturday last. She was born in Brooke county, W. Va., August 15, 1830, and came to Ohio in 1840. She was married to Mr. Louks in 1853, who, with eight children, survives her.
     The funeral, which was a very large one, took place on Sunday last, and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Bell. Mrs. Louks was an estimable lady, and her husband has the sympathy of his many friends. The burial was conducted by Messrs. C. Skees & Co., of this city.

[Note: 8/15/1830 - 5/19/1888]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 22, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Love, Cecil

Body of Cecil Love Found Before Noon Recovered Four Hundred Yards Below Spot Where Downing Occurred
     The body of little Cecil Love, seven years of age, who drowned in the Ohio River at Kanauga while in swimming with two other brothers, one of whom was also drowned, was recovered at about eleven o’clock Thursday by William Pearson of Point Pleasant. Recovery was made some four hundred yards below where the awful tragedy had occurred.
     As young Love had gone in bathing without a bathing suit, there was nothing about his person which would easily catch on dragging implements of various kinds. Had the body not been found by noon Thursday a plan was to be followed, it was reported, for the dynamiting of the river in that vicinity in an effort to bring the body to the surface where it might be more easily located.
     The body of the older brother, Henry, aged 8, which was recovered shortly after the drowning, was being held until that of Cecil was found in order that both funerals might be held at the same time. No arrangements for the funeral had been made when The Tribune went to press, however. ?……………….late in the night Wednesday, sparing no effort in an attempt to find the body which was missing.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 11, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Love, Alma Elizabeth [Grover]

Mrs. Donald P. Love Rites Thursday
     Mrs. Elizabeth Grover Love, 35, wife of Donald Love, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday in Marion City Hospital.  She was ill two days. Born May 17, 1916 in Gallia County, she was a daughter of L. Raymond Grover and Hazel M. Hartsook Grover. Her marriage was in Gallia County in 1938. She was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Eastern Star and White Shrine Lodge in Gallipolis.
     Surviving with her husband are her mother who lives in Gallipolis, and a daughter, Ruth Ann. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Porter Methodist Church in Gallia County. Burial was in Vinton Memorial Cemetery.

Gallipolis Saturday Times Sentinel
Saturday, March 22, 1952
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux
Provided by Gerald Decker


Love, James C.

James C. Love

     James C. Love was born in Gallia county, Ohio, May 13, 1825, and died Aug. 27, 1876.
Early in life he was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, which he served as Class-leader, Exhorter and local preacher until his death.
     During his last sickness, which was a protracted one, he arranged the his business and gave clear and frequent testimonies that Jesus was to him a full and present Savior. B.E.T.

Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Love, Mary L.

Mrs. Mary Love Dies In 85th Year
Rites 1 P.M. Mon.
     Mrs. Mary L. Love, aged 84 years, 10 months, passed away this morning at the Gallipolis Mission where she had been cared for the past 13 years.
     She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters. One granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Craft of West Alexandria, Pa., and one grandson, Henry Hoffman, recently discharged from Military Service, after serving two years in the South Pacific, survive. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at the Gallipolis Mission Monday, July 16th at 1 p.m. in charge of Miss Osie England of Pt. Pleasant. Burial at Bethel Cemetery, W. Va., by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons.

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


Love, Nancy Elizabeth [Allison]

In Memory
     Nancy Elizabeth Allison was born at Patriot, Ohio, Gallia Co. November 6th, 1838, died at her home in Vinton Tuesday morning April 18 1911, aged 72 years, 5 months and 11 days. On March 17th, 1859, she was married to Parker Love, with whom she lived a peaceful and happy life until the death angel called for him, his death occurring just 10 years ago, April 20th 1801 [sic- should be 1901].
     To this marriage was born eight children, four of whom preceded their parents to the spirit world above, the others having been spared to comfort their mother in her declining years. The four surviving children, Mrs. Emma Jacobs, Mrs. Mary Sannar, Mrs. Ida Sullivan and John C. Love were all permitted to be at their mother's bedside during her last illness and done everything possible to alleviate the suffering and ease the pain and comfort the dying hours of a dear mother.
     In earlier days Mrs. Love was a member of the M.E. church at Rio Grande, and after leaving that vicinity she never transferred her membership to any other church.
During the past few years of her life, failing health has prevented her from attending services of any kind, but she lived until death, a faithful consistent christian in her quiet and unassuming way- a life worthy of example.
     Mrs. Love has been a great sufferer from cancer for the past five years, her last and fatal illness being of seven week's duration, during which time she suffered untold agony, but without a murmur or complaint, bearing her illness with patience, her only expressed desire being to go to sleep to wake in a better world.
     The body of Mrs. Love was taken to Emory M.E. church near Centrepoint [sic] Thursday where the funeral was preached by Rev. Kilpatrick, after which she was laid to rest beside her late husband who passed away ten years ago.

[Note: Nancy Allison Love was a daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Carter) Allison. She is buried at Emory CE.]

Newspaper unknown, prob. Gallipolis, April 1911
Obituary located by Teresa Herrmann in 2005
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Lowe, Alva C

Mr. Lowe, 72, Dies Wednesday
     Alva C. Lowe, 72, a resident of Ewington, died unexpectedly at his home around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Lowe was born July 4, 1901, at Bowling Green, Ohio, son of the late Edward and Carrie Collin Lowe.
He married Ruth Moore on Dec. 24, 1921, at Bowling Green. She survives, along with four children: George A. Lowe, Houston, TX; Ralph L. Lowe, Weston, Ohio; Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Baumgardner, Custer, Ohio and Mrs. Johnny (Phyllis) Keys, Rt 2, Vinton. Two children preceded him in death. Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive.
     Mr. Lowe was a retired employee of the Midwest Stamping and Manufacturing Co., Bowling Green. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
     Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton after 1 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at the funeral home 8 p.m. Friday. Then the body will be taken to the Weston Cemetery in Bowling Green where burial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 16, 1973
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lowe, James

James Lowe, 86, Dies At George Mehl Home
     James Lowe died at 9 o’clock last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Mehl, Branstetter Heights, of the infirmities incident to his 86 years. He was a retired farmer and came here from Virginia more than a quarter of a century ago and lived with his daughters, the second one being Miss Edna Lowe.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. George Sagen at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the home. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 23, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lowks, Nellie [Champer]

     Nellie Ethel Lowks, 94, Neil Ave., Gallipolis, died Tuesday, December 14, 1993 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and American Legion Auxiliary #27. Born June 16, 1899 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late William and Rena Drummond Champer.
Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Nicolosi of Lakewood; one brother, Walter Champer of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; four husbands, Darwin Chevalier, John Harrison, Joshua Crouse and Marion Lowks; two brothers and three sisters.
     Services were held 1 p.m. today at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Cecil Morris, Herb Rinesmith, Larry Dewitt, Robert Johnson, Wayne Champer, Ray Champer and James Nicolosi.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 17, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Lowman, Dorothy

     Dorothy Clark Lowman, 463 First Avenue, Gallipolis, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Daughter of the late Milton and Vivian Foglesong Clark, she attended First Baptist Church of Gallipolis.
     Surviving are her husband, W.H. Lowman; a son, David of New Haven, WV; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Bland of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Margaret Goldcamp of Ironton.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gordon.
     Private graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

[Died: April 2, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 4, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lowry, Harty

     Died, in this city, August 12th, Harty, wife of Melvin Lowry, in the sixty-ninth year of her age. Though for some years previous, she had been afflicted, her disease was not alarming, till some few weeks before her death; through her last illness, while subjected to great physical suffering, she exhibited a resigned and patient spirit, realizing that the religion which she had been living consistently for thirty-one years would not forsake her in her dying moments, but would bear her triumphant through the dark portals of death's shadowy vale. As a wife, she was faithful, "looking well to the ways of her household, she ate not the bread of idleness." As a mother she was a wise and prudent counselor, ever anxious for the spiritual and eternal welfare of her children. As a friend and neighbor she was kind and ever found ready to assist the wants of suffering humanity. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their irreparable loss. To them we can only say,

"Weep not for her! There is no cause for woe,
But rather nerve the spirit that it walk
Unshrinking o'er the thorny path below
So, when a few fleet swerving years hath flown,
She'll meet thee at heaven's gate—and lead thee on. Weep not for her."  
     Pleasant View. R. E. Coffman

The Gallipolis Journal
September 20, 1866
Trnascribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Lowry, Maria J.

Died
Lowry…December 29th, 1875, after a protracted illness, Mrs. Maria J. Lowry, aged 33 years, 8 months, 26 days.
     She was a consistent member of the Christian Church for the last 20 years. Has been married between 9 and 10 years. She leaves a husband and three children, who truly mourn a great loss. She was respected by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 5, 1876
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Lowry, Melissa [Robinson]

Melissa Lowry Rites On Sunday
     Funeral services for Melissa Lowry, who died after a brief illness Tuesday at her home, 715 Third Ave., will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Paint Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Preston C. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will be at her late home after 7 p.m., Saturday, where friends may call.
     She was born April 11, 1863, near Kerr, Springfield Tp., the daughter of James Robinson and Mary Davis Robinson. Two sisters, Hanna and Nettie, both preceded her in death. She attended school in the Kerr district and had worked much of her lifetime as a seamstress.
     Her first marriage was to the late Pleasant Smith, to which union two children were born. One, Mrs. Maude Hogan, died last August, for whom her mother had cared for some time. Another daughter, Mrs. Arnie Hicks, lives at Mansfield. Her second marriage was to William Lowry, who died in 1945. To this union were born two daughters, Miss Iva Lowry, a nurse in Columbus, and Mrs. Jeannette Winston, who died in 1929. The latter’s two children were raised by the grandmother.
     She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 13, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lowry, William J.

William J. Lowry Dies Near Rodney
Rites 2 Saturday
     William J. Lowry, 77, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home near Rodney (Gallipolis R. 2). He had been in frail health for 1_ years. Mr. Lowry was born in Virginia on March 15, 1868. He married Melissa Robinson in Green twp. and she and one daughter, Ina, survive. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home on Mud Creek, with Rev. C. M. Payne officiating. Burial in Pine St. Cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 19, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lucas, James L.

James Lucas Dead
     The many friends of Mr. James L. Lucas were greatly shocked Monday morning when they learned of his death at his home on 7th street. Mr. Lucas who was known thoughout this county as "Jimmy" was born in Malden in 1838, and at the time of his death was 78 years, 1 month and 11 days old. The cause of his death was paralysis, from which he had been suffering for the past two years.
     He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lucas of Malden, both of whom prededed him to the Great Beyond many years ago. In 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Dray, of Gallipolis, Ohio. His wife and sister living in Gallipolis, survive him. Mr. Lucas was known all along the Ohio river, having been a cook on steamboats until a few years ago.
     For the past sixteen years he had lived in Mason county. He was a member of the South M.E. Church, from which church the funeral services will be held with Rev. Clay officiating. His remains will be laid to rest in the Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis--- Pt. Pleasant Register.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 14, 1916
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lucas, John

Death of John Lucas
     Mr. John Lucas, only brother of Mrs. James Scott of this city, died on his farm near Harrisburg, Jan. 7th, 1901. He was born and raised in this county Feb. 7, 1833, and was well known and well liked and his death is regretted by a wide circle of friends. He left a wife, three sons, a daughter and a sister, Mrs. Scott above mentioned, to mourn her loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 10, 1901
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Lucas, Lida S.

Lida S. Lucas is Found Dead
     Miss Lida S. Lucas, a native of Cheshire, was found dead Sunday in her apartment at 615 Summit St., Columbus. Her late father was a Civil War Veteran and from her early years she devoted her life to the interests of veterans of that war and other service organizations.
     She had until recent years maintained an office in Memorial Hall. During the active years o the Grand Armey of the Republic she was executive secretary of that group and with its decline she had devoted her attention to the allied organizations such as the Sons of the Union Veterans and the Daughters of the Union Veterans.
     Miss Lucas had probably devoted more time to the promotion of interest in such organization than any other person ever associated in that capacity.
     No announcement of funeral arrangements was made in Columbus papers but it is believed that she will be buried in a Cheshire cemetery.

Unknown newspaper
January 1957

Columbus Services Held for Miss Lucas

     Funeral services for Miss Lida Lucas, 91, long a prominent figure in veterans’ organizations in Columbus were held Wednesday morning a the D. Harvey Davis Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was made in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Vinton.
     Miss Lucas was found dead in her apartment on Sunday when neighbors noted that she had not made an appearance for some time.
     She had retired from her official duties with the closing of her office in Memorial Hall in 1946, where she held secretarial posts with first the GAR and later with subordinate organizations.

Unknown newspaper
January 1957
Submitted by Marjorie Wood                                                                          Top of Page


Lucas, Richard

     In the old graveyard of this city there is a large headstone put up by the late Gen. Newsom, in memory of a colored man who formerly worked at his tannery as a currier. The stone was made of the stone the workman used in currying leather, and bears the following inscription:

“Richard Lucas”
Died November 24, 1841
Aged 42 years

“Tanning and Currying was his trade,
To his memory this stone was laid;
From his table, this stone was taken,
A reward for confidence unshaken.”

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, March 6, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Luckadoo, Richard

Richard Luckadoo Dies At Rutland
     Richard Luckadoo died at his home in Rutland Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1929, at the age of 77.  He was a former resident of this city but has been living in Rutland, the past four months. He is survived by his wife and six children; Clara Cornwell, Gallipolis; Nora Smith, Cincinnati; Laura Fletcher, and Isaac of Hanover, O.; Franklin of Newark; and David of Rutland.  Funeral services will be conducted from the Church of God Thursday at 10 a.m. by Rev. Smith with burial at Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 9, 1929
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Luckey, Flossie

Flossie Luckey, 56, Ends Her Life
     Miss Flossie Luckey, formerly of Cheshire, was found dead in an outbuilding adjoining her home on Gravel Hill, Middleport, about 11 a.m. today. She had hanged herself but a short time before that, it was said.She left a note saying she would rather die than face blindness which was confronting her. The note suggested, too, that her brother, George, at Hilliards, be notified.
     Miss Luckey was the only daughter of the late Dr. J. W. Luckey and was born a mile and a half up Kyger Creek from Cheshire. She had long lived alone. Surviving are brothers, Sprague, of Newark and Oliver of Delaware, besides George.
     The body is at Rawlings-Coats funeral home and funeral will be held there at decedent’s request. George Sprague was on his way to Middleport late this afternoon.

[Note: Believe the last line should read George Luckey instead of George Sprague. Death certificate states that Flossie Luckey was born 13 Mar 1891 in Gallia, daughter of Dr. J. W. Luckey and Laura Evans. Her obituary was found with family papers belonging to my grandparents, Flossie being their friend and neighbor.]

Unknown publication
Death – 17 Feb 1947
Transcribed by Judy Righthouse Free                                                              Top of Page


Luckey, Laura [Evans]

Mrs. Laura Luckey Dies Near Cheshire -- Funeral 2 Sunday
    
Mrs. Laura E. Luckey, 76, died at 7 o’clock Thursday evening at her home a mile and a half back of Cheshire. She suffered a stroke about three hours earlier, according to belated reports reaching here.
     Mrs. Luckey was born and reared at Old Kyger, being the last survivor of the family of Oliver Evans. Her husband, Dr. J. W. Luckey, located in the Far West a number of years ago.
     She is survived by four children: George and Flossie Luckey, both at home; Sprague M. , Columbus, and Oliver Luckey, Delaware. Mrs. Luckey was a great aunt of County Supt. H. B. Bradbury.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the M. E. church in Cheshire at 2 o’clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. Mr. Snider, pastor. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by Rawlings.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 27, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Luckey, Luna [Thomas]

     HILLIARD - Mrs. George W (Luna) Luckey, 85, a native of the Cheshire Community, died Friday in the Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was the daughter of the late Aaron & Lora Thomas. Survivors include her husband, George; four sisters, Ida, Grace and Ruth Thomas all of Rio Grande; Mrs Ann Long, Rio Grande; two brothers, John Thomas of Apple Grove W Va and Donald Thomas of Quincey Ill; three nieces and three nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 10 am Monday at Hilliard. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Chechire at 1 pm Monday.

The Sunday Sentinel
Oct 10, 1971
Transcribed by Deanna Sinks


Luckey, Oliver

Oliver Luckey Dies At Delaware
     Oliver Luckey, born and reared near Cheshire, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Delaware, O. News of his death was received by Forrest McNeal, Cheshire route (Little Kyger)., whose wife is a sister of Mrs. Luckey. Funeral will be held Saturday morning at Delaware, where the Luckeys had lived for years. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
     Decedent was a carpenter. His death was the culmination of a series of strokes, the first occurring in 1940. He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie Paulins, a daughter of William Paulins, but they have no children. There are two brothers, George and Sprague, both of whom live in Central Ohio. Their parents were Dr. J. W. and Laura Evans Luckey and the Luckey home was a mile and a half back of Cheshire on the Kyger Road.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 23, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Luckey, Stanley

Stanley Luckey Of Cheshire Drowns in Big Kyger Creek
Funeral Monday
     The community was shocked last Saturday when it was learned that little Stanley Luckey was drowned in the Big Kyger Creek near his home. He left home in the early morning and the family thought he had gone with a party to fish in Leading Creek until the afternoon. They then gave the alarm and they and the neighbors began a search for him. They found his body about the middle of the afternoon.
     Stanley is the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Luckey and was about 10 years old. He was very fond of fishing and they found his poles where he had slipped into the creek. This told the story. Death is always sad a shock to friends but coming suddenly as this one did we think it is doubly hard to bear. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the M.E. Church conducted by Rev. C.L. Thomas, after which he was laid to rest in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Undertaker De Maine.

[Note: death certificate: born May 5, 1901; died May 21, 1910. Mother: Laura Evans]

Gallipolis Paper
May, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lucky, Grace Mable

Funeral At Cheshire
     The little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lucky died late Saturday night and was buried Monday afternoon at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Her funeral was preached at the M. E. Church by the pastor, Rev. D. H. Jamison, who spoke words of comfort and encouragement from the text, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God.”
     Grace Mable was 4-½ years old and the babe of the home. The parents, three brothers and one sister are those who mourn most, but the memory of her innocent, bright, but short life will always be an inspiration to those left behind and add to their treasures in Heaven. A large congregation assembled to express their sympathy. Rev. Sherrett assisted in the service.

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


Luikart, Etta E. [Hurley]

     Etta Luikart, 81, of 1204 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died at Holzer Medical Center at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Born March 20, 1899, in Nicholas County, W. Va., to the late Samuel and Melissa Smith Hurley, she married Joseph Luikart, who survives in Mason County, W. Va., on June 29, 1916.
     She and her husband moved to Gallia County in 1923, where she was employed by Gallipolis State Institute, and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Vinton ODS No. 375.
     Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Harrison of Grove City, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Weaver of New Haven, W. Va., Mrs. Eldon (Eleanor) Thomas, Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, Mrs. Mary Phillips and Mrs. Marie Glassburn, all of Gallipolis; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and a grandson.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 today.  Pallbearers will be Jeff Phillips, Randy Weaver, Tim Thomas, Mark Weiher, Matthew Harrison, Chris Sullivan, Craig Thompson and Francis Glassburn.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 17, 1980
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Luikart, Leslie Addison

Leslie Luikart Dies - Funeral On Tuesday
    
Leslie Luikart died Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie Absten near Woods Mills. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Luikart of Leon, W. Va., and formerly lived in California. Other relatives surviving are three brothers, Sylvester of Tipton, Iowa, Stephen of Hannibal, Mo., and J. A. Luikart of Bidwell, R. D.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Vinton by Kerr Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 26, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Luman, Clarence

Clarence Luman, Popular, Stalwart Citizen, Passes
Former Teacher Dies Suddenly In His Cadmus Home
     Clarence C. Luman, retired school teacher and highly esteemed citizen, died suddenly at his home in Cadmus about 4 o'clock Sunday evening. He had conversed with friends at Wood's store in the afternoon and appeared about as well as usual, but he became ill after returning to his home and succumbed before a physician could get there from Waterloo.
     For 36 years Mr. Luman was a teacher and retired three years ago. All his years were spent in Walnut Township and his last ones were lived in property acquired from Mrs. Stacy Davisson. He was a staunch Democrat and active in politics and was a Mason, Red Man and Granger. He was a sturdy, stalwart man, of equable temper and his countless friends could hardly credit or reconcile themselves to the news of his passing.
     Clarence Colson Luman was born Jan. 26, 1881 and was in his 61st year. He was a son of James and Sarah Worthington Luman. On Sept. 10, 1903, he married Dora Null, who survives him and they have nine living children: Harry Luman, living in Nebraska; Woodrow, remembered here and in Rio Grande as an outstanding athlete, now a soldier at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis; Ronald, who lives at the old homestead near Cadmus; Hayward Luman, Gallipolis, Fred, who is in California; Wayne Luman, Pittsburgh; Clarence, who is stationed at Camp Shelby, MS; but now is on maneuvers in Louisiana and Edna, who is at home. There are three sisters surviving: Mrs. Cora Williams and Mrs. Elizabeth Myers, both of Patriot and Mrs Lida Myers,Columbus. Raymond Luman of Jackson, formerly of Gallipolis, is a nephew of the decedent.
     Because of Mrs. Luman's frail condition, private funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Thursday. Friends may view the features there prior to the funeral hour. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Born Jan. 26, 1881; died Sept. 21, 1941; aged 60 years, 7 months and 25 days]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept., 1941
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Lupidi, Joe

Joe Lupidi, 70, Dies Suddenly
    
Joe Lupidi, 70, retired farmer, passed away suddenly about 8 a.m. today at his Ewington home. Decedent had spent a few days in Holzer Hospital for treatment of a heart ailment recently, but his death was unexpected.
     Born June 8, 1882, in Italy to Joseph and Rachel Lupidi, Mr. Lupidi came to this country in his early 20s. He first worked in the mining areas of Pittsburgh, and in 1913 he purchased a run-down farm near Ewington; this he built up to one of the better farms in the area. Industrious, Mr. Lupidi was a kind neighbor and made many friends and he ranked in the Ewington neighborhood as Boss Fontana does in Gallipolis.
     Jan. 30, 1910, he was married to Grace Marchino, also a native of Italy. Besides the widow, Mr. Lupidi is survived by four children: Felonena Payne (Mrs. Donald), Garfield Ave., Gallipolis; Mrs. Adelia Roberts, Oak Hill; Mrs. Jean VanKirk and Albert Lupidi, Columbus; three brothers, Vito Lupidi, New Jersey; another Joe and Alfonso Lupidi, Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Langotti, California.
     Funeral arrangements have not been made by Vernon McCoy.

[Note: June 8, 1882 - Giuliarova, Italy, Nov. 3, 1952; Age 70 yrs. 4 mos. 25 das. He was the son of Joseph & Rachel Cavendella Lupidi.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 3, 1952

Funeral Scheduled
    
Funeral services for Joe Lupidi who died Monday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ewington Methodist Church with the Rev. C. J. Lemley in charge. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and on Wednesday afternoon and evening at his late residence in Ewington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 4, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lupton, Ella Gertrude

Beloved Dr. Ella Lupton, 99, Died Of Heart Attack
     Dr. Ella Gertrude Lupton, 99, beloved Gallipolis retired physician, died at her home, 5 Vine St., at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday following a heart attack.
     Dr. Ella had been in fairly good health until her fatal illness. She was looking forward to reaching her 100th birthday anniversary, one of her great goals in life. The only woman physician in the city for a period of 55 years of her active practice, Dr. Ella was a recognized civic leader. Her interests were manifested in many projects for betterment of her community.
     She was a charter member of the Gallipolis Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; Gallipolis Branch American Association of University Women, and of the Gallipolis Business and Professional Women’s Club. She served as an officer of many other civic organizations and was an official, and teacher of a Bible class of the First Presbyterian Church.
     In 1954 she retired as a trustee of the Gallia County District Library, and for 18 years was president of that board during her 50 year tenure. In the professional field, she was a member of the Gallia County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. In her early years, she was a teacher in Gallipolis city schools for 10 years until her enrollment as one of the woman pioneers in medicine at the Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1894.
     She interned at Massachusetts General Hospital and later was the first woman on the staff of the Toledo State Hospital. She retired from her medical practice in 1949, after 55 years. After taking up her practice in Gallipolis, she became the first woman on the county board of health and was the founder of the Gallia County Tuberculosis and Health Association. She was a prime mover in the women’s suffrage movement and took a lively interest in politics. In 1950, she was cited as the outstanding library trustee by the State library board for her interest in library advancement, especially in children’s departments.
     She was born in Gallipolis, Nov. 5, 1862, the daughter of the late John and Susannah Holcomb Lupton. She is survived by a sister and brother, Harry Lupton, of First Ave., and Mrs. Alice Bradbury of Garfield Ave. Three brothers and two sisters who preceded her in death were Dr. James Lewis and Charles Lupton, Mrs. Garnet Menager and Mrs. Myrtie Norton. A large number of nieces and nephews survive.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First United Presbyterian Church, Rev. L. H. Stebbins of McConnelsville, a former pastor and Rev. Glen Hueholt will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The Gallipolis Chapter, Order of Eastern Star will hold a memorial service at the funeral home at 9 p.m. today.
Flags on the post office and city building are being flown at half mast today to honor “Dr. Ella.” The Presbyterian Women’s Association is making a contribution to the church memorial fund to honor the beloved doctor, and other persons wishing to contribute to this fund should contact Mrs. N. A. Martin.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 22, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Lupton, Lucille [Nida]

Area deaths
Lucille N. Lupton
     Lucille Nida Lupton, of Pine Bluff, Ark., formerly of Gallipolis, died Wednesday, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Lupton, in 1979. Prior to moving to Pine Bluff, the Luptons lived in Cleveland for 50 years, where he was a dentist. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Pine Bluff, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
     A daughter of the late Emery and Edith Williams Nida, she is survived by a daughter, Eleanor L. Sharer of Monticello, Ark.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Mound Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Albert MacKenzie officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Village, 6400 Trinity Dr., Pine Bluff, Ark., 71603; to Transfiguration Episcopal Church, Monticello, Ark., 71655; or the charity of one’s choice. Local arrangements are by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel in Gallipolis.

[Note: Lucille Nida Lupton was born Aug. 25, 1895, in Luzerne, Benton County, Iowa, according to records in the National Archives, and died June 12, 1989. A daughter, Katherine A. Lupton, born in 1923, preceded her in death in 1937.]

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Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Lupton, Mary H.

     Mary H. Lupton, 80, a resident of 102 First Ave., Gallipolis, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born in Gallipolis, April 21, 1898, and was reared in the home of her grandparents. She was a lifelong resident of Gallia County.
     Mrs. Lupton was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Lupton, in 1974. Survivors include three sons and three daughters; Charles W. Lupton, Rio Grande; Lewis Lupton, Columbus; Dr. John F. Lupton, Ironton; Mrs Harold (Susannah) Austin, LaGrange, Ill.; Mrs. William (Ella Gertrude) McBay, Jamesville, Wis. and Mrs. Robert (Martha) Garry, Sinking Springs, Ohio. One daughter, Mary Alice, preceded her in death. Eighteen grand and nine grandchildren survive along with one niece, Miss. Anne Bradbury.
     She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis.
Private funeraal services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Frank Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 12, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lupton, Susannah

Mrs. Lupton Dead
     Mrs. Susannah Lupton, 86, passed away on July 4th at her home in this city. The funeral will be held from the Lupton family home on Vine Street Thursday afternoon, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Lupton was the widow of John Lupton, who died 14 years ago. They were the parents of Dr. J.A. Lupton, Dr. Ella G. Lupton, Mrs. Myrtie L. Norton, Mrs. Alice L. Bradbury, Miss Garnet and Harry Lupton, all living and Charles E. and John Louis Lupton, deceased. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and a splendid woman in every way.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born: Aug. 13, 1836 in Gallia County, died July 4, 1922 Gallia County; age 85 years 11 months and 21 days. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery. Parents Francis Holcomb and Mary Buckstone, both born England.]

Gallia Times
July 6, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lusher, Charles Wendell

The Rev. Charles Lusher
     The Rev. Charles Wendell Lusher, of Crown City (Mercerville Community) passed away Sunday, July 4, 1999 in the Holzer Senior Care Center, Bidwell. Born December 1, 1914 in Crown City, he was the son of the late John Russell Lusher and Susan Damaris McClaskey Lusher.
     The Rev. Lusher was a 1932 graduate of Mercerville High School, attended Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va., and received a B. A. degree from Ohio University in Athens. He attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and received a Masters in Theology from the North Baptist Theological School in Chicago, Illinois. He received Chaplaincy training at Harvard University, and during World War II he served as Chaplain to the 438th Troop Carrier Group, 53rd Wing, 9th Air Force, which led the invasion of Normandy, June 5, 6, and 7, 1944.
     The Rev. Lusher taught at Tuscarawas High School in 1937-38, and pastured at numerous churches in Ohio before his retirement in 1986 including the following: 1938-1939, Gallia County Rural Churches; 1939-1943, Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Chillicothe; 1943-1945, Chaplain, United States; England and France; 1946-1949, Pastor, Rural Churches of Gallia County; 1949-1957, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Painesville; 1957-1967, Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Chillicothe; 1967-1974, State Evangelist, American Baptist Convention in Ohio; 1974-1975, Area Minister, American Baptist Convention in Ohio; 1976-1980, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande; 1980-1986, Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Chillicothe; 1987, Salem Baptist Church; and 1967-1990, led 11 tours of the Holy Land. He was a member and Pastor Emeritus at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chillicothe, and Rotary International and the Kiwanis Club in Chillicothe.
     The Rev. Lusher was prceded in death by his wife, Gladys P. Sheets Lusher, in 1987. From this union survive four sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley David (Gloria Messenger) Lusher of Columbus, Charles Daniel (Jane Brown) Lusher of Chillicothe, James Phillip (Nancy Hixson) Lusher of Gallipolis, and John Henry (Cathy Breech) Lusher of Mercerville. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and one sister, Eleanor (Dale)Shafer of Glenford.
     In addition to Gladys, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Bale Mylum Lusher, in 1998. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 1998 in the First Baptist Church, 1100 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Alfred Holley, the Rev. Archie Conn and the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Mercerville Cemetery, Mercerville. The American flag will be folded and presented by the VFW Post 4464.
     Friends may call Wednesday, July 7, 1999 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Avenue, Gallipolis, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 221 E Main Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 6, 1999
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Lusher, Effie [Carter]

Mrs. Lusher Dies Sunday Night At Her Pt. Pleasant Home; Ill 10 Days
Rites Set Tuesday Afternoon; Burial To Be Made Here
     Death came to Mrs. Orlando Worthington Lusher at 11 o'clock Sunday night at her home in Point Pleasant where she had been critically ill the past 10 days. Stricken March 10, with a heart seizure, she has been only momentarily conscious since that time and relatives and friends on both sides of the river watched anxiously in the hope that she might rally. Although the heart condition had been known for some time, Mrs. Lusher had been able to continue many of her activities until the fatal attack.
     Mrs. Lusher was the former Effie Carter and was the daughter of the late William Allen (Dick) Carter and Frances Spangler Carter, her parents stemming from prominent pioneer Gallia County families. She was born May 24, 1868 and so lacked but a little more than two months of reaching her 80th year. Her birthplace was on Clay Lick in Harrison Twp., where it is said her father owned an entire section of land.
     After her marriage to Dr. Lusher, a member of another leading Gallia County family, they settled at Ben Lomond in Mason County and most of their married life was spent in West Virginia.
     Since his death she had been a resident of Point Pleasant but in all the years that have intervened since she left her native state, she kept up her interests and close contact with affairs here and had many close friends on this side of the river. Cultured and refined, she was prominent in civic, church, and social circles at Point Pleasant and so sparkling and active was she that it is hard to believe she was near her 80th birthday.
     Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mae) Cutting of New Orleans, La. and Mrs. George (Bonnie) Calhoun of Cleveland, who were at her bedside all during her illness; four grandchildren, Dr. Neil Preston Beall, New York City; Mrs. David Lee Jahncke, New Orleans; Mrs. A. Thomas Smith, North Bay, Ontario, Canada; Mrs. James Reynolds, Philadelphia. She also leaves four great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Smith of Philadelphia and Mrs. J.L. Tinsley of Lynchburg, Va. Two sons, with the husband, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Point Pleasant's Christ Episcopal Church of which she was a member. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery here.

[Note from stone: 1868 - 1948]

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


Lusher, Gladys [Carter]

Death Ends Long Illness of Mrs. Lusher
Daughter of Late Edward Carter Had Lived In Pennsylvania 17 Years
     Mrs. Gladys Lusher, wife of Lawrence Lusher, died shortly before midnight Saturday at her home in Glen Mills, Pa. Death followed a long and distressing illness and while it was not unexpected it came as a great shock and brought sorrow to her relatives and a host of friends here in Gallia county where she was born and reared. She was forty years old.
     Mrs. Lusher was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carter (Elizabeth Rees) and was bereft of her parents when she was but a small child. In addition to her husband, who is the son of Mrs. W.G. Lusher of Mercerville, Mrs. Lusher is survived by a son, Billy aged 18, two brothers and two sisters: Clarence Carter, of near Patriot, Everett of Lancaster, Mrs. Carl Offenbacher of Columbus and Mrs. J. Everett Gills of Gallipolis.
     Mr. and Mrs. Lusher had lived in Pennsylvania for the past seventeen years where they had positions in a correctional institution for boys at Glen Mills. Mrs. Lusher had made many warm friends there by her high character and very lovable personality. She was a member of the Methodist church, Eastern Stars and was active in the PTA. She was a devoted wife and mother and her family was, in turn devoted to her.
     Mr. Lusher and his son, Billy, arrived here at noon today by motor. The body will come by rail on the New York Central this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Street, friends of the family at Glen Mills, are accompanying the body. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Gills home, Second avenue at Vine street. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. A. E. Tope is making the arrangements here.

[Note: Gladys Carter Lusher was born in October 1897. Her date of death was June 19, 1937.]

Gallipolis newspaper
June, 1937
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Lusher, Hortensia Eugenia [Niday]

Mrs. Lusher Dead
Respected lady Passed Here At Home of Dr. Williams
     Mrs. Hortensia E., wife of Mr. Charles H. Lusher, passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dr. S.W. Williams, 56 Court Street, this city after a lingering illness of neuritis and other complications.
     She was born in this county, March 8, 1857 and was in her 64th year. She was the daughter of the late Hugh C. and Eleanor Porter Niday. On. Nov 9, 1878, she was united in marriage to Mr. Lusher and they became the parents of four children, the husband and the following surviving her: Dr. H.W. of Mercerville, Mrs. Charles Brindwell of Westerville, Ohio and Prof. J.R. of Mercerville. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Dr. Williams of this city, F.B. Niday of Mercerville, J.L. of Boise City, Idaho, Mrs. Dr. E. R. Hiflin of Berrin Springs, MI, J.E. of Tuston, TX, H.C. of Mercerville, Rev. Mrs. R.R. Denney of Bidwell, OH and Mrs. T.H. Rogers of Houston, TX.
     The funeral services will be Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at the Mercerville Baptist Church conducted by Rev. E.E. Cremeens, the interment following at the Mercerville Cemetery under the direction of funeral directors Wetherholt and Entsminger.
     She had been a member of the church from which the funeral services will be held for 25 years and was a noble Christian woman and a devoted wife and mother. All that loving hands could do was done for her recovery. She was in the Rest House of Dr. Harding of Columbus for fourteen weeks. Her nurse, Miss Stella Condit has been with her constantly for sixteen weeks.

[Note: Buried as Eugenia Niday Lusher]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 20, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Lusher, Irwin Monroe

MEMORIAL
     Mr. Irwin Lusher (son of John and Mary E. Lusher, this county,) came to an untimely end by drowning In Raccoon river, near the “Blessing farm,” on May 16th, 1876. He was a young man of only 20 years, much loved and respected by all his acquaintances for the patient manner in which he bore his misfortunes, (Incurred by speculating in stock) ever pressing forward, with a bold determination to meet the demands of life honorably, and for other traits of character which are rarely creditable to young men of his opportunities.

[Irwin Lusher is buried in Smith Cemetery, Harrison Twp. On the 1870 U.S. census, his first name is spelled “Irvin.”]

Gallipolis Journal, p. 3
May 25, 1876
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Lusher, John L.

Death of John J. Lusher

     Mr. John L. Lusher, living near Mercerville, died this morning, December 26, ’96, about 2 o’clock aged about 80 years. He left a widow and four sons. The sons are Charles, Gallatin, and Jackson, of this county, and Orlando, of Tennessee. He left a fine farm and was in good circumstances. About two weeks ago he got one of his hands hurt while hanging tobacco. He paid but little attention to it, but two or three days before his death blood poisoning set in and caused his death. He was an old gentleman with many friends, charitable and kindly and regarded generally with high esteem.

[The headline says John J. and the body says John L. as does the tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
26 Dec 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Lusher, Leland Carter

Leland C. Lusher, Philadelphia, Dies in Frederick, Md.
Rites 2:30 Tues. at Pt. Pleasant; Interment Here
     Leland Carter Lusher, U.S. engineer inspector at Frederick Maryland, and the only son of Mrs. O. W. Lusher of Pt. Pleasant, died at 9 o'clock Saturday night in the Frederick hospital. After a short illness from pneumonia, he succumbed to a heart condition. He was a World War I veteran. At his bedside were his wife, the former Beryl Worth of Philadelphia; his sister, Mrs. Neil P. Beall of Cleveland, and his aunt, Mrs. C.R. Hoodless of Philadelphia.
     Mr. Lusher was born in Cleveland, Tenn. 51 years ago. He was a son of the late Dr. O. W. and Effie Carter Lusher and spent his boyhood in the Ben Lomond community of Mason County. He attended Pt. Pleasant High School one year and then enrolled in Glouster Academy in Virginia. He also attended West Virginia University and for three years studied law in Chattanooga.
     Mrs. Lusher is superintendent of the children's section of Philadelphia hospital. The Lushers have a daughter, Mrs. Robert Reynolds. Other survivors than those already mentioned include a sister, Mrs. Robert Cutting of New Orleans, who is expected to arrive today at Pt. Pleasant.
     The body arrived there this morning and Undertaker Franklin will remove it late today from his place to the Lusher home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Tuesday by Rev. Frank Cady and Rev. William Meade, with interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: 18 Oct. 1893 - 9 Dec 1944, handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Lusher, Nettie [Carter]   

Mrs. Lusher Dies In West
     Mrs. A. L. (Nettie) Lusher, 88, a native of Gallia county died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at her home 810 W. Mountain Ave., Ft. Collins, Colo. Mrs. Lusher and her late husband went to Colorado 41 years ago. She was born on Claylick to Charles L. and Fairy Clark Carter.
     Survivors are a brother, W. T. Carter and a sister Mrs. Bessie Niday of the Mercerville community; sons and daughters, Charles of Estes Park, Colo., Mrs. Lynn (Eloise) Coffin of Tuscon, Ariz., Mrs. Church (Elsie) Offutt of Maryland, Orland and John of Buffalo, Wyo., and Mrs. Tom (Rachel) Thomas of Johnstown, Colo.
     Mrs, Lusher was an aunt of the late John Lusher and Amyl Haffelt of Gallipolis and lived with the Lusher family for two years. Services will be held at Fort Collins Monday.

[Note: Handwritten date on obituary reads, "3/4/39" .. or, could be 59]

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Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Lusher, Ralph H.

     GALLIPOLIS -- Ralph H. Lusher, 49, 49 Grape St., Gallipolis, died in Gallipolis Medical Center at 5:30 p.m. Friday. He was employed at the Vanadium Corp. of America Plant at Gallipolis Ferry. He was a metallurgist. He was born in Crown City, the son of Dr. Homer V. and Pearl McClure Lusher.
     He served in the Navy in World War II as Lieutenant (JG). He attended Duke University and received his chemical engineering degree from Marshall in 1940. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Gallipolis.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Kowell; three sons, Ralph Jr. of Ohio State University, William and John of the home; two brothers, John E. of Mansfield and Homer D. of St. Albans, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at Grace Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. today. Joint services will be held for him and his mother, who died two days ago. The Rev. Hughey Jones, a former minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home until 1 p.m. today and at the church at 1:30 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 25, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lusher, Theodore

Theodore, Mrs. O.W. Lusher's Son, Dies
     Theodore Lusher, 29, son of Mrs. O.W. Lusher of Pt. Pleasant, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital, where he had been a patient a long time.  Mrs. Lusher was to sail from New York last Wednesday for the Bermudas. Funeral services were conducted at the Lusher home this afternoon by Rev. Frank T. Cady.  Interment was to be made in Mound Hill cemetery. Decedent was born at Ben Lomond.  Two sisters survive, Mrs. Robert Cutting of New Orleans and Mrs. Neil Beall of Cleveland.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 3, 1939
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Lusher, William Gallatin

In Memory
     William Gallatin Lusher, son of John and Elizabeth Lusher, was born October 10, 1860,near Mercerville, Gallia County, Ohio. Died at Thivener, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1931, aged 70 years, 4 months and 16 days. His entire life was spent in this county.
     He was united in marriage to Ella Spangler, July 15 1885, to which union were born five children; Hattie of Colorado, Alice at home, Lawrence of Pennsylvania, Mary of Gallipolis and Grace, whose untimely death came some four years ago. One brother, A.J. Lusher of Fort Collins, Colorado, is the only living member of this pioneer family.
     He united with Elizabeth Chapel Church, January 25, 1906. He served as teacher in the Sunday School and was recently chosen teacher of the Adult Bible Class, for which he was well qualified; but became ill before taking up this work. He was always ready to perform any task assigned to him. He was the author of several religious publications and frequently gave talks on various Bible subjects, particularly, the Book of Revelations. He was noted for his deep thinking, good judgement and seldom made mistakes.
     He bore his sufferings patiently, never complaining, believing in the divine providences of God and that His will be done. A loving companion, kind father and good neighbor, he will be missed by the entire community.

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

For though from out the bourne of time and place
The flood may hear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face
When I crossed the bar.

     Funeral services were conducted at Elizabeth Chapel by Rev. E.C. Venz and the remains were laid to rest in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of A.E. Tope.

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 26, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Lusk, Aven D.

     GALLIPOLIS - Aven Denzie Lusk, 79, of 435 First Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday, Feb. 8, 1991 at Holzer Medical Center, following an extended illness. He was born June 9, 1911 in Herndon, W. Va., son of the late John William and Georgia Elizabeth Monk Lusk.
     He received his B. S. in elementary education from Concord College, Athens, W. Va.; was principal of Herndon Elementary School from 1930-35; co-owner of Lusk’s Malted Milk Shop, Gallipolis from 1944-47; and a salesman for the Swift Meat Packing Company following 25 years in sales.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church were he serviced as superintendent for the Sunday school and served on the Pastoral Relations Committee; the Morning Dawn Lodge 7, Gallipolis; and was a charter member of the Gallipolis Shrine Club.
     He is survived by his wife, Elsie Hammond Lusk; son, Rodney of St. Louis, Missouri; daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ann) Jorgenson of Cleveland and Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Howey of Columbus; five brothers Amos Lusk of Sophia, W. Va., Harold Lusk of Burnsville, N. C., Harry Lusk of Flint, Mich., Mason Lusk of Warrenton, Va., and Morris Lusk of Mullins, W. Va.; six sisters, Elma Murry of Flint, Mich., Garnet Lusk, Montgomery, W. Va., Geva Byrd of Los Angeles, Calif., Hester Manning of Fairdale, W. Va., Leburn Lusk of Herndon, W. Va., and Melda Briggs of Houma, La.; and five grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, Burless of Mullins, W. Va. and one sister, Nola Brooks of Beckley, W. Va.
     Memorial services will be conducted 1 p.m. today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis with Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services today. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 600 Second Ave., Gallipolis.

Sunday Times Sentinel
February 10, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lusk, Elsie [Hammond]

     Elsie Hammond Lusk, 96, formerly of 435 First Avenue, Gallipolis, died Sunday, October 22, 2006, at the Corinne Dolan Center at Heather Hill, in Chardon, Ohio, following an extended illness.
     She was born on January 30, 1910 in Cadiz, Kentucky, to the late Gordon B. and Julia M. Hammond. She graduated from Cadiz, Kentucky High School in 1926 and received her B.A. degree in Latin and education in 1929, from Bowling Green State Teachers College, now Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and later graduated from the Bowling Green College of Commerce. She assumed her first teaching position in Herndon, West Virginia that same year; and taught high school business subjects at Herndon High School, and then at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. She also served as an executive secretary at the McBee Company in Athens, Ohio before moving to Gallipolis.
     In 1951, after the birth of her children, she resumed her teaching career at Gallia Academy High School, in Gallipolis, where she served until her retirement in 1976. While at Gallia Academy, she was the commercial and business teacher and director of GAHS’s first cooperative office education program, affiliated with the Ohio Department of Education. In this role, she placed her commercial students in local businesses throughout Gallia County, many of whom assumed lifelong careers in business education in Southeastern Ohio. She also directed student clubs and activities at GAHS, including Tri Hi Y, and for many years she sponsored the junior class in its plans and decorations for the Junior-Senior Prom.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis and served as church secretary, co-chair of the Sunday School, a member of Grace Guild, and advisor to the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Another of her favorite activities was serving as a charter member of the Gallipolis Garden Club, where she entered winning flower arrangements over many years.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Aven Denzie Lusk, her sister Mary Hammond Boggs, her brother Terry White Hammond, and is survived by her brother, James H. Hammond; daughters Mary Ann Lusk Jorgenson and Nancy Lusk Zimpher (and Kenneth Howey); son, Rodney Hammond Lusk (and Sandy Lusk); grandchildren, Simon (and Jenni) Jorgenson, David (and Melissa) Jorgenson, Allison Lusk, Andrew Lusk, and Fletcher Zimpher.
     Memorial services will be conducted at 1: p.m. on Saturday, October 28, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave., Gallipolis, with Rev. Doug Stockton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services at noon on Saturday.
     A private burial service will be held at Mound Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 600 Second Ave., Gallipolis, OH 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 24, 2006
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Lyle, Ada [Bally]

Lived Here Did Mrs. Lyles,
Who Killed Herself in New York
     Mrs. Lyles, who committed suicide in New York Friday, was a former resident of this city and will be remembered by our older readers. Her lifeless body was found in a creek. She had lost her purse containing $200 and was terribly distressed over it, fainting in her room several times. Later on her body was found and the police are certain it was a case of suicide.
     Her maiden name was Ada Bally and she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bally, who resided in the McClurg frame on front street. Mrs. Bally died in Columbus four or five years ago. Mrs. Lyles was the wife of J. W. Lyles, a telegraph operator, from whom she was divorced. Mr. Lyles lives at Berverly, Mo. Her Gallipolis acquaintances will be surprised to hear of her rash act.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 19, 1899
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lyle, Betsy Jane

     Mrs. Betsy Jane Lyle passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. P. Thomas, below town, about 3 p.m. last Saturday after an illness of nearly a year. She was 85 years old last August. She and her family were residents of Kyger for many years. She is survived by four children one son, Emmett Lyle of Cheshire, Mrs. Beulah Thomas with who she made her home for several years, Mrs. Laura (D. P.) Rupe and Mrs. Mary Stephens of Kenton, Ohio. Mrs. Stephens arrived at the Thomas home Sunday. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren besides other more distant relatives. The funeral was held at Old Kyger Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday, burial at Gravel Hill.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1921
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lyle, Esther

Mother of Capt. Lyle Passes Away
     Mrs. Emmett Lyle of Cheshire, mother of Capt. Oliver Lyle of this city, passed away at her home Thursday night, death resulting from leakage of the heart from which she had been a sufferer for several months.
     Mrs. Lyle was 61 years of age and a splendid lady with a host of friends who will be grieved to hear of her death. She leaves her husband who will be grieved to hear of her death. She leaves her husband and one son Oliver.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 1, 1920
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                  Top of Page


Lyle, Wayne

Wayne Lyle's Passing
Was One of Salem's Most Respected Citizens and Belonged to Fine Family
Was Descendant of Gen Anthony Wayne

     Wayne Lyle one of Salem's most respected citizens, died at his home near Dexter last Thursday of bright desease. He was sixty five years of age. His passing is lamented by a wide circle of friends, attracted to him by his many splendid qualities. He was many splendid qualities. He was a quiet, unassuming man, progressive and successful in his farming operations, a man of powerful physique and a nephew of Samuel, Oliver, Isaac and Boyd Lyle, a fine old English family of giants in their day. He was an uncle of Supt. Wayne Lutz of Pomeroy, who bears his name right honorably.
     Mr. Lyle was a descendant of Gen. Anthony Wayne (Mad Anthony) whose signal victory over the Indians compelled the signing of the Greenville Treaty that brought peace to the settlers of Ohio, hence the perpetuation of the illustrious name of Wayne in the Lyle family.
     Mr. Lyle is survived by his beloved wife, two brothers, Charles of Langsville, John of Wilkesville, and three sisters, Mrs. J.W. Lutz, of Rutland, Mrs. June Newsome, of Wilkesville, and Mrs. Alice Baker of
Ewington.
     The funeral was held Saturday at Star Hall was conducted by Rev. Bolton and was largely attended.
Burial was made in the Nelson cemetery.

Pomeroy Democrat
August 30, 1925
Transcribed by J. Farley


Lynch, Arthur Davidson

Arthur D. Lynch
     CHESHIRE - Arthur Davidson Lynch, 69, Rt. 2 Cheshire, died Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Lynch was born May 5, 1907 in Meigs County. He died on his birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Curtis and Lemma Leota Saunders Lynch; his wife Margaret Athey Lynch; one son in infancy, and a sister.
     Mr. Lynch attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George (Helen) Lemley, and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Stewart, both of Rt. 2, Cheshire, and Mrs. William (Joyce)
Wooten, Point Pleasant; one son, William Lynch, of Columbus; 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. George Oiler officiating. Burial will be in Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Daily Sentinel
Thursday, May 6, 1976
Transcribed by Willi Free & Judy Free                                                               Top of Page


Lynch, Mary

     Mary Lynch, 94, former resident of Garfield Ave., Gallipolis, died Monday evening at Oak Hill Hospital. Mrs. Lynch was a retired telephone operator. She was born June 17, 1891, in Ohio Twp., Gallia County, to the late Ziba M. and Mary J. Johnson Lynch.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lynch, who died April 17, 1959. They were married in 1910 in Huntington, W. Va. One son, Robert D. Lynch, was killed over Japan on April 7, 1945. Mrs. Lynch lived at Brilliant, Oh., from 1917 through 1959, when she returned to Gallipolis.
     She is survived by one grandson and one great granddaughter, both of Steubenville, Oh. Mrs. Lynch was a former member of the Pythian Sisters, Gallipolis.
     Graveside services will be held Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the New Alexandria (Ohio) Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Atkinson officiating. There will be no calling hours. The service is under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 18, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Lynch, Mary L.

     Died, in Cheshire, O., Jan. 7th, 1869, Peter S., son of V. G. and Mary L. Lynch; aged 3 years, 2 months and 10 days. Also, Mary L. Lynch, mother of this child, Jan. 10th, 1869; aged 33 years, 8 months and 10 days. Both deaths from measles.
     The latter gave directions as to her being laid out after death, and selected the person to do it. She selected the text and hymns for her funeral; gave christian advice to her remaining family and friends; and, talked as calmly of her death as if it were a short journey which she was soon to commence. Her last days were trusting ones in the blessed savior. Many friends feel her loss; besides, a husband and children are left in sorrow. A mother and child so soon taken from one household, must be felt! Short services at the house of mourning, 11th inst. Further funeral services at some future time. T. H. Drake (Meigs Co. Telegraph is requested to copy.)

[Note: Some confusion in the first paragraph. It appears that the child, Peter S. Lynch and his mother, Mary L. Lynch both died of measles.]

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


Lynch, Peter S.

     Died, in Cheshire, O., Jan. 7th, 1869, Peter S., son of V. G. and Mary L. Lynch; aged 3 years, 2 months and 10 days. Also, Mary L. Lynch, mother of this child, Jan. 10th, 1869; aged 33 years, 8 months and 10 days. Both deaths from measles.
     The latter gave directions as to her being laid out after death, and selected the person to do it. She selected the text and hymns for her funeral; gave christian advice to her remaining family and friends; and, talked as calmly of her death as if it were a short journey which she was soon to commence. Her last days were trusting ones in the blessed savior. Many friends feel her loss; besides, a husband and children are left in sorrow. A mother and child so soon taken from one household, must be felt! Short services at the house of mourning, 11th inst. Further funeral services at some future time. T. H. Drake (Meigs Co. Telegraph is requested to copy.)

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


Lynch, William Henry

William Lynch died on Saturday
     CHESHIRE - William Henry (Bud) Lynch, 79, Cheshire Route 2, died Sunday evening at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy. Mr. Lynch was born Oct. 18, 1893 at Carleton, Ohio, the son of the late John and Ida Mulford Lynch. He was also preceded in death by a sister, several cousins, and a niece.
     A veteran of World War I having served with the U. S. Army, Mr. Lynch was a retired section laborer for the New York Central Railroad, having worked there 34 years. He was a member of Feeney Bennett Post 128, American Legion.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. George Oiler officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Feeney-Bennett Post will have graveside rites.

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, May 14, 1973
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free