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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

McDaniel, Anna [Davis]

McDaniel Rites Are Held Today
     Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Davis McDaniel, former school teacher and widow of a former sheriff of Gallia County, were held this afternoon at the Patriot Methodist Church, the Rev. L. A. Donnally officiating, and burial was made by O. E. Elliott in the Patriot Church cemetery. She died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Davis homestead at Patriot, where she was born, reared, and spent her later years.
     For 12 years before she married Sheriff W. L. McDaniel in 1898, the decedent taught school in Patriot, in its environs, and in Gallipolis. When his term of office expired, the couple lived at the McDaniel home near Cadmus, where he died May 10, 1933.
     Mrs. McDaniel was a lifelong church member, and she was an efficient community worker- in the Red Cross in World War I and in the Women's Christian Temperance Union in the West while she was with her older sister, the late Mrs. Harry J. (Margaret) Southard. Another sister also preceded her in death: Miss Linnie Davis.
     Two sisters survive: Miss Mary Davis, Patriot, who gave her devoted care through the eight years of her invalidism, and Mrs. Catherine Davis Stuart, Huntington; two nephews, John Southard, California, and John Stuart, Huntington; a niece, Mrs. R. W. Kelsey, Marblehead, Mass., and a nephew by marriage, Stafford Davidson, Cadmus.
     Her parents were John and Magdalene Parry Davis.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth March 9, 1871; date of death January 8, 1949.]

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


McDaniel, Arch

Arch McDaniel Dies At Home in Chesapeake
     Word was received by Mrs. Stanley Folden, 744 Second Ave., Wednesday night that her uncle, Arch McDaniel, died at his home in Chesapeake Wednesday afternoon. He was also an uncle of Mrs. Helen Koontz, a teacher in Gallia Academy High school. E. N. Wiseman is a cousin of the deceased.
     He is survived by his wife, Etta; a daughter, Virginia; a son, Herbert, and three grandchildren, all of Chesapeake.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Schneider Funeral home Friday afternoon.

[Note: From World War II Draft Registration/Ancestry date of birth January 8, 1880 in Gallia County.]

Newspaper clipping found in the Simmerman files, McDaniel file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


McDaniel, Charles

Pneumonia Takes Charles McDaniel Funeral 2 [PM] Tuesday
     Charles McDaniel, a lifelong resident of Gallia County, died about 9 o'clock Sunday evening at his home near Cross Roads in Walnut township. He had been ill about two weeks and his death resulted from pneumonia. He was seventy nine years, one month and four days old.
     Funeral services will be held at Olive Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl Creemeens [sic] officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by O. E. Elliott.
     Mr. McDaniel's wife died about three years ago and they are survived by the following sons and daughters: Clarence, Roy, Ralph, Ernest McDaniel and Mrs. Leslie Merrow all of Springfield; Mrs. Bertha Heidorn, of St. Paris; Mrs. Cecil Cotton and Cecil McDaniel, of near Patriot. He also leaves two brothers, S. P. and Rezin McDaniel, both of whom live in the state of Washington. There was also a sister, Ida McDaniel, who lived in Arizona, but who has not been heard from in several years and it is not known whether she still survives.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth October 24, 1860; date of death January 7, 1940; father Francis McDaniel; mother Cynthia Powell.]

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


McDaniel, Clarence E.

     Clarence Edward (Doc) McDaniel, 52, Route 1, Middleport, died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center.
He was a son of the late George and Virginia Bartrum McDaniel. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a grandson.
     Mr. McDaniel was a retired employee of Foote Mineral Corporation and he was a member of the Hobson Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     Surviving are his wife, Hilda Wise McDaniel; three daughters, Diana Frederick, Chester; Sharon Jean Nickols, Demming, Wash., and Debra Dodrill, Middleport; two grandchildren; three brothers, George, Illinois; Arthur, Columbus, and Jerry Allen McDaniel, Greenfield; four sisters, Wilma Weiman, Cheshire; Mary Hawley, Columbus; Martha Frye, Gallipolis, and Wanda Tolle, Leesburg. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ewing Funeral Home with the Rev. O. H. Cart and the rev. Joseph Guinn officiating Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 7 p.m,. this evening. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Feeney - Bennett Post 128, American Legion.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 29, 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


McDaniel, Elizabeth [Prose]

Husband and Wife Dead
     Undertaker Pope of Mudsock had charge of the burial of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McDaniel of Mudsock last week. Mr. McDaniel who was about 80 years of age died and was buried about a week ago, and his wife who was a daughter of William Prose, died Friday and her funeral was held Sunday.

[Note: They married in 1875. She is buried in Olive Cemetery, Walnut Township. May 7, 1846-November 5, 1920.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 9,1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans


McDaniel, Ercyl Leaxie [Neal]

Mrs. Cecil McDaniel, Mother of Nine, Died Early Today
     Mrs. Cecil McDaniel died about 6 o'clock this morning at her home at McDaniel Cross Roads after a short illness. Mrs. McDaniel was stricken Friday and was found unconscious by her children when they came home in the afternoon after school. She never regained consciousness and her death is said to have resulted from a blood clot in the heart. She was 48 years old. Before her marriage Mrs. McDaniel was Ercyl Neal.
     Besides the husband, eight sons and a daughter survive: Walter and Neal of Springfield, Nile of Camp Wheeler, GA; Rader of Dayton; Carroll, Carl, Otis, John Wesley and Mary, age 7, all at home.
Arrangements are in charge of O.E. Elliott but had not been completed when this was written shortly after noon.

McDaniel Rites Announced for Friday 2 P.M.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Cecil McDaniel, who died Tuesday morning, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the church at McDaniel's Cross Roads by Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery by O.E. Elliott. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of the Flag Springs Methodist Church.
     She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ida Diggins Neal and was born in Walnut Township, 48 years ago. In addition to the husband, eight sons and a daughter, she is survived by two brothers, Joseph and Leverett Neal and a sister, Mrs. Mary Scurlock, all of Columbus.
     Mr. McDaniel was formerly employed as a carpenter at the O.H.E. but now works at his trade in Huntington. He was at home on Friday when Mrs. McDaniel was stricken with a coronary thrombosis, but was at work outdoors having left her in apparently good health a short time before.
     The son, Nile, who had left for Camp Wheeler GA, but a few days before his mother was taken ill, is returning for the last rites.

[Note: Ercyl Leaxie McDaniel was born Jan. 16, 1894; died Feb. 17, 1942; aged 48 years, 1 month and 1 day.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb., 1942
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McDaniel, Frank

Death Claims F. McDaniel, 89, of Walnut Tp.
Funeral Services Will Be Held 2 Thursday At Cross Roads Church
     Frank McDaniel, 89, part of whose last illness was spent in the Holzer Hospital died Monday evening at his home in Walnut tp.
     A statement in The Tribune about the time he was brought here for treatment that he was probably the oldest person in his township was not correct, for David Coffman died at Flag Springs on Jan. 1 in his 91st year. However, since then Mr. McDaniel was likely the oldest person in his bailiwick. His mother, "Aunt Peggy" McDaniel, lived to be 106 1/2 years old.
     Mr. McDaniel fell and hurt himself on Dec. 26 and after that he steadily declined.

Once Worked Here
     Back in the '90's and perhaps earlier Mr. McDaniel was a frequent contributor to the county seat papers and discussed local issues with much force. Later he was employed at the O.H.E. for a period of years. He taught school for 28 years.
     He was a widower and is survived by the following children: Mrs. Florence Price, Patriot; Frank McDaniel, Coalton, O.; Laura, Monroeville, Indiana; Jesta, Panama Canal Zone; Hazel, Springfield; Elza at home. There are two surviving sisters, Mrs. Will Cotton of Waterloo and Mrs. Dora Quist of California.
     Decedent's grandson, Rev. Lawrence McDaniel, will conduct the funeral services at the Crossroads [sic] church at 2 o'clock Thursday. Burial in the family cemetery by Phillips.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth February 2, 1850; date of death January 8, 1940; father Friend McDaniel; mother Margaret Wiseman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 10, 1940
clipping found in the Simmerman files, McDaniel file, Bossard Library                Top of Page


McDaniel, Friend

Former Gallia Man Dead
     Friend McDaniel who was born July 20, 1857, at McDaniel’s Cross Road this county, the son of Franklin and Lucinda McDaniel, died Jan. 3, in Ironton where he had lived for many years.
     He is survived by his wife, two sons, Willard of Huntington, and Monrose McDaniel, Ironton, and one daughter, Mrs. Helen Corn at home, and these brothers and sisters, Monrose, of Dayton and Foster McDaniel, of South Charleston, Mrs. Rosalia Waggoner and Mrs. Nettie Waggoner of Gallia, Mrs. May Waggoner, of Bradner and Mrs. Chas. E. Ward, of Ironton.
     He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 9, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDaniel, Ida Ellen

McDaniel Rites Set Thursday
     Mrs. Ida Ellen McDaniel, 82, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at her home 1910 Eastern Ave., where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.
     Only child of William and Amanda Angel Garlic, the decedent was born June 1, 1867, in Harrison Twp. She was married April 23, 1907 to Charles McDaniel, who survives. A daughter by another marriage, Mrs. Jennie Shaw, Olive St., also survives. A granddaughter, Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Tobias, Mechanicsburg; an adopted granddaughter, Mrs. Albert (Minnie) Howard, Painesville; and a half-brother, Leo Angel, Gallipolis are other survivors.
     Miller’s Home for Funerals will move the body to the late home this evening, and friends may call there from 7 p.m. today until the funeral hour. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 23, 1950

McDaniel, Ida Ellen

Mrs. Ida Ellen McDaniel To Be Buried Thursday
     Daughter of William and Amanda Blankenship Garlic, Mrs. Ellen McDaniel, 82, who died Sunday will be buried Thursday afternoon in Pine Street Cemetery.
     The Rev. W. H. Green, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate at the 2 p.m. service in the decedent’s home, 1919 Eastern Ave., with Miller’s Home for Funerals in charge. Twelve honorary pallbearers are Chester Blankenship, Edward Sommers, William Edwards, Russell Jenkins, Pete Smeltzer, Glenn Baird, Pete Plymale, William Fraley, Harley Angel, Elmer Angel, Hugh Walker, and Tom Williams.
Pallbearers are Thomas Johnson, Claude Blazer, Howard Blazer, Emerson Corbin, Armiet Gee, and Cleo Chevalier.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 25, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDaniel, Jennie

Former Gallia Resident Buried at Oak Hill
     Mrs. Jennie McDaniel, 76, widow of Anderson McDaniel, who died Saturday of a heart attack, was buried at Oak Hill yesterday where she had resided since the death of her husband several years ago.
Mrs. McDaniel was a resident of Gallia county in the vicinity of Cadmus for more than fifty years and for that long had been a devoted member of Sandfork Baptist church.
     She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Rev. T. E. Kinnison of Coalton and J. W. Kinnison, well known funeral director of Oak Hill, by a first marriage and a daughter Mrs. Guy Bellville of Butte, Mont. who was born of the union with Mr. McDaniel.
     Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Lewis Miller, Mrs. Arthur Miller and Mrs. William Miller attended the funeral yesterday. The Millers were former neighbors and close friends of the McDaniels when they all lived out in the country.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth August 15, 1860; date of death September 7, 1935; father Samuel Littlejohn; mother Tampia Bandy Ohio Marriages 1803-1900/Ancestry shows a record of marriage for Samuel Littlejohn to Leweza Bandy 1851 in Gallia County.]

Newspaper (prob. September 1935, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, McDaniel file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


McDaniel, Margaret [Rose]

Auto Accident Fatal to Woman
Mrs. Monroe McDaniel Dies Soon After Being Struck By Car in Dayton
     Mrs. Monroe McDaniel, a native of Greenfield township and a daughter of the late Seabird Rose, was struck by an auto Sunday afternoon in front of her home in Dayton and died twenty minutes after of a fractured skull.
    Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel moved to Dayton from the Cadmus neighborhood some ten years ago She was employed in a department store there. Two sons, Monroe of Hanging Rock and William of Huntington, survive her. Funeral services were held in Dayton Tuesday.

Gallia Times
January 31, 1935
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


McDaniel, Margaret [Wiseman]

“Aunt Peggy” McDaniel, Oldest Person in the State is Dead
This Remarkable Woman, Residing in Walnut Township, This County,
Was Born in Virginia Nearly One Hundred and Seven Years Ago

     “Aunt Peggy” McDaniel, in her 107th year, probably the oldest person in the state of Ohio, passed away at her home at McDaniel’s Cross Roads in Walnut township, Gallia County, Ohio, on Wednesday night, Jan. 11, 1922. She had been in poor health for several months past and was tired out with living so long. On the day of her death, she called several of her relatives about her bedside and requested them to earnestly pray that she might be taken and receive rest. The funeral and burial were held Saturday morning and the frail body which had experienced so many long years of service was tenderly laid in the bosom of mother earth there to rest in peace until the day of resurrection.
     Mrs. Margaret (Wiseman) McDaniel, daughter of John and Agnes Neal Wiseman, was born in Monroe County, Virginia, May 18, 1815, and in 1830, when she was 15 years of age, moved with her parents to Gallia County, Ohio. In 1833 she was united in marriage with Friend McDaniel, who died a great many years ago.
Mrs. McDaniel was the mother of ten children, five of whom survive her. They are Mrs. W. T. Cotton of Walnut township, Mrs. Amanda Vermillion of Idaho, Mrs. Dora V. Quiett of Colorado, John of Oklahoma and Frank McDaniel of Walnut township, with whom she made her home. She leaves 26 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and a number of the fifth generation. Mrs. McDaniel has been blessed with a clear memory and her health, until her last sickness, was remarkably good.
     On May 18, 1921, a community celebration was held in honor of her 106th birthday, and some 500 persons were present at that time to do her honor. She greatly enjoyed the event. On her 100th birthday, she was visiting in Oklahoma and a great celebration was held there at that time, hundreds being in attendance, among them the governor of the state. This remarkably old lady lived her long life usefully and well. She had been a church member for more than 80 years. She bore the deep respect and kindliest feelings of all who knew her, and living far beyond the usual span of human life, she sank to sleep as peacefully as a little child.

[Note: Death Cert.: 5/18/1815 - 1/12/1922 106 yrs. 7 mos. 24 days]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, January 19, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDaniel, Martha A. [Guthrie)

Mrs. M. McDaniel, 98, Died this Morning
---of Pioneer Stock
     Gallipolis lost its oldest resident this morning. Mrs. Martha A. (Guthrie) McDaniel, mother of Mrs. J.S. Clark, died at 8:30 at her house on Fouth Avenue opposite the Gallia Academy High School. She would have been 98 on June 26 and she was the widow of a soldier for the Union.
     As a result of a stroke, Mrs. McDaniel became an invalid 11 years ago. During that period she was very tenderly and efficiently cared for by Mrs. Fannie Kraus in her home next to that of the Clarks. For two or three weeks she had steadily become weaker and her passing came as no surprise to her near relatives and close friends.

Native of County
     Martha Guthrie was born in 1844, when John Tyler was president, on the farm at the mouth of Raccoon now owned and occupied by Virgil Northup. She was a daughter of Truman and Hannah Knowles Guthrie.
     On June 11, 1869, she was united in marriage to Jehu L. McDaniel and they ultimately acquired the Guthrie homestead from her father and Mrs. McDaniel spent 75 years thereon. She and husband moved to Gallipolis in 1918 and he died here in 1923.
     The Guthries were real pioneers. Mrs. McDaniel's grandfather, Truman Guthrie, came from Connecticut in Marietta in 1788, the year that first Ohio city was founded. It was he who, enroute to the Ohio country, was paid in wheat for some work he did and brought that wheat on to Washington County and became the first wheat grower in what 15 years later was the State of Ohio.
     Mrs. McDaniel is survived by two daughters, besides Mrs. Clark, namely, Mrs. John King of Oxford, Ohio and Mrs. Clarence W. Kemper of Denver. (Mrs. Kemper, after attending the Baptist convention in Cleveland last week came here Sunday and remained.) There are seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Hon. E.J. Riggs of Raccoon Island is a nephew.
     Mrs. McDaniel was a lifelong devout Methodist and was beloved in al circles in which she had moved. For many years she was an active figure in the Woman's Relief Corps.
     The body will lie in state in the funeral parlors of George J. Wetherholt and Sons after 7 o'clock Thursday evening.

[Note: Stone --Mound Hill -- shows 1844-1942. Death Certificate shows Martha Almira McDaniel born June 26, 1844; died June 3, 1942--97 years 11 months 7 days of age]

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


McDaniel, Martha J.

Death of Mrs. McDaniel
     Mrs. Martha J. McDaniel, whose illness had been mentioned by us frequently, passed away Friday night, February 10, ’99. She had been ill for many years with consumption. She and daughter Miss Jesta McDaniel, who has been a teacher in the public schools, lived on Fourth street opposite the Academy.
     She was a widow lady, a sister of Mr. W. Olney Thompson of Green township, and a sister-in-law of the late Hon. Andrew Watts, a sister of Mrs. Watts and aunt of Mrs. J. P. Hott, whose death occurred a day or two ago. Besides Miss Jesta, she left a son, Mr. Charles McDaniel, dairyman.
     She was about 70 years of age. The funeral services will be at her late residence at 1:30 p. m. Sunday, the burial by Wetherholt following at Mt. Zion.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 11, 1899


McDaniel, Martha

Death of Mrs. M’Daniel
     Mrs. Martha McDaniel, who had been ill for a number of years, died at midnight on Friday of last week. She was the daughter of John and Meriam Thompson, and was born August 9, 1832.
     She was united in marriage to Mr. James McDaniel in October, 1857. To this union two children were born, both of whom survive, namely Miss Jesta McDaniel and Charles McDaniel. In early life she became a member of the M. E. Church, and had lived the life of a true Christian. Her husband died August 9, 1881. She has one brother and one sister living, Mrs. Mary Ann Watts and Mr. W. O. Thompson.
     The funeral services were conducted from her late home on Fourth Street on Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. F. Bell, with burial following at Mt. Zion by Wetherholt.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, February 18, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDaniel, Mary E.

     Mary E. McDaniel, wife of James Harvey McDaniel, was born March 15th, 1827, near Gallipolis, Gallia Co., O., and died in Patriot, May 13th, 1855, age 28 years, 1 month, and 2 days. She was early taught morality and the fear of God. About eight years before her death she united with the M. E. church as a seeker of Religion. Soon after she professed to find peace with God; yet her evidence was not at first clear and satisfactory.
     But about four years previous to her death, she obtained an undoubted evidence of her acceptance through faith in Christ. From that time until her death she held fast her integrity. Her piety and Christian virtues shown [sic] brightest in the private circle. She was kind and obliging to her neighbors—loving and affectionate in a high degree in the family circle. Her end was not only peaceful, but triumphant. She bore her afflictions, which were short but severe with great patience—talked clear and calmly about death, and gave directions for the future very deliberately.
     It cost a struggle to leave her little son; but after giving the farewell kiss, aided by a friend, she raised him as if handing him away, exclaiming "here Lord take him and keep him thou forever." The last chord [sic] which bound her to earth seemed then severed, and she seemed anxious to be gone. She has left an affectionate companion—a little son about 2 years old, and numerous friends and relatives to mourn her loss. But their loss is her eternal gain. Glory be to God for the Christian's hope. May God sanctify this affliction to the good of all her surviving friends. M. L. King

The Gallipolis Journal
June 28, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


McDaniel, Melissa

McDaniel
     Miss Melissa McDaniel died at her home in this city last Friday of heart trouble, aged about 55 years. The funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. Stinson, burial following at Sand Fork. Miss McDaniel had been an invalid for many years with spinal trouble. She was a member of the Baptist Church and bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude. She was a sister of Messrs. Jehu and William H. McDaniel, was a worthy lady and leaves many friends to mourn her demise.

[Note: Stone: Nov. 19, 1850 - Jan. 6, 1905]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 13, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII No. 12
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page


McDaniel, Naamon

     Naamon McDaniel, 89, of 11 Second St., Bidwell, died Monday morning at his residence. Born Feb. 21, 1893, son of the late Matthew and Irene McDaniel, he was a retired farmer and attended New Hope Baptist Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Dixon and Mrs. Florence Reed, both of Columbus; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Madison Stewart of Bidwell.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

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


McDaniel, Phoebe E. [Bird]

DIED
      At her home near Rio Grande, Ohio, June 6, 1900, Mrs. Phoebe E. McDaniel. Her maiden name was Bird. She was born June 15, 1843. Her mortal life measured 56 years, 11 months and 21 days. Miss Phoebe E. Bird was married January 1st, 1862, to Mr. Marianne McDaniel. The deceased professed hope in Christ, and United with the M.E. church in 1862. Subsequently from her own choice she united with the Sandfork Missionary Baptist Church in the year 1871, remaining a worthy member until death. Her church relationship, both in the in M. E. in the Baptist church was without bigot or stain. Mrs. McDaniel' s sudden demise, unexpected and without warning, intensifies the grief of this afflicted family. The dear and gracious spirit who had been the center of the household, wearied and worn, has been compelled to lay down her duties, and with her work only half completed, and her motherly heart full of anxiety for those whom she can no longer serve, to go way into the silent land, filling her home with the deepest sorrow." Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." McDaniel is the type of heroin, who in silence do their work and are rewarded only with the conscienceless that except from those whom would have been defeated in life's battle.

"The wisest woman could ask no more of fate,
Than to be simple, modest, womanly true,
Safe from the many, honored by the few,
To count is not in the world, or church or state, but inwardly in secret to be great."

     The deceased was the mother of eight children, five sons and three daughter, one son (Little Joe) having preceded her to the better world. She leaves the husband in declining years. No pen can describe his loss; he fully realizes the fact, we have nothing in this world by which to compare or measure his loss, (simply infinite.) Comforting though, this loss is her gain, he will not have to suffer long, that would soon go to join and be with the gainers. No children ever lost a more devoted self-sacrificing mother. She invested her life's work in you. Will you prove the wisdom of her investment, and honor her memory in life work? The impress she has tried to stamp on your character, ought to be, and no doubt is, a far richer legacy, than empty honors, musty deeds or bank accounts. She lived that the world will be bettered by you having lived in it, and by the grace of God secure and inherent to this with mother. Mrs. McDaniel, was my nearest neighbor for many years. She was a woman of pronounced convictions and adhered rigidly to them. Her friendship was not affected by summer, winter or cloudy weather, you could draw on it without doubt or fear at any unreasonable hour, she never failed you. Those who knew her best, love her most. I can never, never forget her friendship. She has an enemy it is without cause. In her death, the church loses a worthy member. The community an estimable christian character. The family all that wife and mother mean. The world a noble woman. "Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." May God be moved with compassion toward us, in our deep affliction. A FRIEND.

Gallipolis daily Tribune
June, 1900
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


McDaniel, Shirley

     Shirley Temple McDaniel, 46, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after an illness of approximately a year.
     Mrs. McDaniel was one of five children born to Jerome and Lenore Guthrie Smith and she was the first of them to die. Her birth date was Jan. 17, 1938, and birth place was near Bidwell. After her graduation from the State School for the Deaf in Columbus, Mrs. McDaniel was employed as a mail clerk in the U.S. Post Office in Columbus, serving there until she became ill last November.
     Surviving are her parents, three brothers, and a sister. The brothers are Leo Smith of Columbus; Willard and Gerald Smith, Rt. 2, Bidwell. The sister is Mrs. Julia Mickey, Columbus. Also surviving are two children: Samuel McDaniel, who resides with his grandparents, and Tonya - she lived with her mother in Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Providence Baptist Church, the Rev. Vance Watson officiating, and interment will be in the Providence Cemetery. Her body will lie in state at the church for an hour before the service. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 13, 1978
Transcribed by J. Farley


McDaniel, Susan

Personal Notes - The many Lawrence county friends and relatives of Sheriff Will McDaniel of Gallia county, will regret to hear of the death of his aged mother, Mrs. Susan McDaniel, who died Monday, June 29. The funeral services will be held Wednesday. Burial at Sandfork -- Ironton Register.

Personal Notes - The pall bearers at Mrs. McDaniel’s funeral services at Sand Fork, were Messrs. W. H. H. McDaniel, W. L. Eakins, Charles Wickline, F. C. Echelmeyer, H. J. Southard, Chas. Morgan and Charles B. McDaniel, Dr. Jehu Eakins. The services were largely attended.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 2, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDaniel, William

     William McDaniel, of Oak Hill, son of Henry McDaniel and grandson of the late Alexander McDaniel, of Walnut Township, this county, was run over by a train last Monday evening, and instantly killed.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 8, 1894
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


McDaniels, [McDaniel] Della

Della McDaniels, Oldest Resident Of Porter, Dies
     Mrs. Della McDaniels, widow of Joseph McDaniels and a highly respected and esteemed and aged colored woman, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon at her home in Porter. She had been ill a couple of months. Mrs. McDaniels was a native of Morgan township and her age was 90 years, 2 months, 16 days, her birth date being March 12, 1852. She was believed to be the oldest person in her community and probably the oldest in her township. Three children survive her: Alfred McDaniels, with whom she had lived; Flora E. McCoy, Columbus, and Charles E. McDaniels, Nelsonville. There is one grandchild, Jean Audra McDaniels, but no brothers or sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday at Mt. Carmel Church, Bidwell, of which decedent was a member. Rev. C. M. Payne will officiate. Interment will be made in the Harris cemetery [Harrisburg] by Coleman and Son.

[Note: 3/12/1852 - 5/29/1942 d/o Amanda Jones per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 29, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDermitt, Hiram Thomas

H. T. McDermitt Dies At Kanauga
    
Hiram Thomas McDermitt, 72, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home in Kanauga from a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered early Thursday morning.
     A painter, his last job was painting the Kanauga Methodist Church. He was a member of Point Pleasant Council 146, Jr. O. U. A. M., and of Gallia Council 114, Daughters of America.
He had no church membership, but his friends say he was a good citizen.
     Born Jan. 25, 1878, to Charles and Martina Rayburn McDermitt, the decedent married Lynn Cheesebrew in 1917. She survives him along with one brother and five sisters, Arthur McDermitt, Follansbee, W. Va.; Mrs. Sarah Roush and Miss Lottie McDermitt, Cincinnati; Mrs. Clyde Alexander, Letart Falls, O.; Mrs. Carl Brogle, Steubenville; and Mrs. George Cotton, Akron.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Andrew Perry, Kanauga Methodist pastor, officiating and interment will be made in Point Pleasant Suncrest Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 17, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

McDonald, Bruce B.

     Bruce B. McDonald, 84, 25 Vanco Rd., Gallipolis, died Friday, Nov. 13, 1992, at Scenic Hills Care Center. He was born March 3, 1908 in Raleigh County, W. Va., son of the late Samuel Wade and Ada Mae (Trump) McDonald.
     He was a retired teacher from the Gallipolis City School System, a member of the Knights of Pythias, Gallipolis, and Grace United Methodist Church, and a life member of the Retired Teachers Association of Ohio and the Retired Teachers Association of Gallia County.
     Survivors include his wife, Ellabelle C. (Chevalier) McDonald, who he married Nov. 13, 1943, in Chillicothe; one son, Bruce Michael McDonald of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, Bruce William McDonald and Stacey McDermitt; and two sisters, Carol Marie Johnson of Gallipolis, and Myrtle Brabham of Akron. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Hefner and the Rev. Greg Swann officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Office of Institutional Advancement, University of Rio Grande, and Grace United Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov. 13, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


McDonald, Verba

In Memory of Mrs. Verba McDonald
     Mrs. Verba McDonald, of Huntington, died Jan. 22nd of tuberculosis after an illness of about 9 months. She is a daughter of Wm. and Francis Johnson of Crown City. She is survived by her husband, father, mother, five sisters and seven brothers. She was a member of the Brethern church of Huntington, a zealous christian always abounding in the work of her Master. She was also a member of Queen Victoria Temple No. 3, Ladies of the Golden Eagle of Mercerville. She was a faithful and loving companion. While we never more gaze upon her lovely features, never again hear her silvery voice, yet nothing can stay the hand of Death. He came and took this "fair jewel to glisten and sparkle in the crown he is wreathing for Christ's Holy brow." The choice flower was transplanted to bloom in perennial loveliness is Heaven. Although we know she was an heir to an inheritance, incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away.
     While we deeply deplore the loss of this companion and that she never again will meet with us within our Temple walls, but we know if we are true to God we shall meet in that Temple not made with hands enternal in heavens.

     Be it resolved that our charter be draped for a period of thirty days.
     Resolved, that a copy be sent to the Gallipolis Journal and to the bereaved husband.
     Also, that a copy be spread upon the minute book of the Temple.

Oma Stevers
Vesta Sheets
Amanda Garlic

[Note: From stone at Townhouse-Johnson Cemetery, Guyan Township: McDonald, Verbie, 6/27/1889-1/21/1911, w/o John]

Gallipolis newspaper
January 1911
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page


McDougal, James W.

J. W. McDougal, 72, Succumbs Here Sunday
     James W. McDougal, 72, Rt. 2, Cheshire, a resident of Ohio the last 15 years and employee of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital.
     Born in Wetzel County, W. Va., on Jan. 19, 1895, he was the son of the late John and Mary Jane Anderson McDougal. He was married to the former Alma R. Patterson Jan. 20, 1953, at Shinnston, W. Va. She survives along with two children; Carol R. and James D. McDougal, at home. Other survivors also include one sister and four brothers; Mrs. Stella Glover and Lloyd McDougal, Morgantown, W. Va.; Ray and John McDougal, Mannington, W. Va.; and Earl McDougal, Fairmont, W. Va.
     Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals by the Rev. Merlin Teets. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 10, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McDougall, Shigeko

     Shigeko (Mary) McDougall, 59, Rt. 2, Patriot, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past nine months.
     Born June 10, 1923, in Miyazaki, Japan, daughter of the late Kesasuke and Shina Murayama, she married Angus McDougall, who survives, in 1969 in England. They had resided in Gallia County since July 1979. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Aylor (Meiko) Stauffer of Syracuse, Utah and a nephew.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Gomer Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Kerry Blanton, Scott Wood, Wayne Johnson, Chuck Gore, Jimmy Carpenter and Kevin Knapp.

[Note: died Feb. 4, 1983]

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Feb. 6, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


McDowell, John

     Died of chronic disease, Mr. John McDowell, of Gallia county, aged 44 years, son-in-law of Andrew Kerr, deceased Oct. the 18th; who was confined with protracted illness from the 3d day of July last. He bore his affliction with Christian fortitude, and lived and died "an Israelite indeed, in whom there was no guile"---a member of the United Brethren church.
     He was interred on the 19th instant, in the cemetery of the church-yard of the United Brethren. He was strong in the faith, and triumphant in his death. Sister McDowell has lost one of the best of husbands, the church one of her best members, and the neighborhood one of its best citizens---but their loss is his eternal gain. D. Hays

The Gallipolis Journal
December 2, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


McElhany, James Patterson

Death of Mr. McElhany
     Mr. James Patterson McElhany, of Brandstetters Heights, this city, seven months ill with a complication of troubles died Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 1910, in the 74th year of his age. He was a very quiet, inoffensive old gentleman who was a farmer by occupation, but gardened around for people in the latter days of his life and was quite well liked by everyone.
     His funeral will be at his late home at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, Rev. A. P. Cherrington officiating, and the burial by Wetherholt following at Mound Hill.
     He is survived by wife and three sons, Charles and Henry of this city, Oliver of Columbus, a daughter at Portsmouth, brother Samuel of Bidwell and one sister and one daughter of Portsmouth. He has lived here a great many years, coming here from Washington, Pa.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday September 19, 1910
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


McElhinny, Dunbar

Dunbar McElhinny, 43, Died Today In Dayton Hospital
     Relatives here were notified during the noon hour that Dunbar McElhinny had passed away in a Dayton hospital. Suffering from cancer of the liver, he was known to be in a critical and even hopeless condition. In his boyhood he spent much time here at the Dunbar home, he being a nephew of Mrs. David Caldwell and Mrs. J. E. Halliday. And in later years he had made occasional though brief visits here. As a salesman, a super-salesman in fact, he was widely known in business circles. He was in charge of the sales for the Frigidaire Corporation of Dayton, one of the leading subsidiaries of General Motors Co.
     Dunbar was 43 years old and the son of the late W. D. McElhinny and of Carrie Dunbar McElhinny, and the latter made her home with him and his family. He is survived also by his wife, who was Betty Wilson of New York City, and a small son, Wilson. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is probable the body will be brought here for interment in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 1, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McElhinny, Francena [Cameron]

Mrs. McElhinny, 69, Died Early This Morning
     Mrs. Francena McElhinny, wife of Charles McElhinny, died at their home at 48 Vine street at 5 o’clock this Tuesday morning. For six weeks she had been bedfast and during the last week her condition was regarded as so critical that her death was no surprise.
     Mrs. McElhinny was 69 years old and had lived here around 40 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was esteemed highly by her neighbors and all who knew her well and was devoted to her home and husband. They have no children.
     Francena Cameron was born near Cadiz, Ohio, but was reared near Dexter, Meigs county. She is survived by, in addition to her husband, a brother, Harrison Cameron, Altamont, Kansas and three half-brothers, Finley and Charles Cameron, both of Vinton, and William Cameron, Columbus.
     Undertaker A. E. Tope will have charge of the burial, but the funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 15, 1932

McElhinny Funeral
     Funeral services for Mrs. Francena McElhinny, wife of Charles McElhinny, will be held at the home at 48 Vine street at 10 o’clock Thursday. Rev. George Sagen will officiate. Burial will take place near Dexter, her girlhood home by Undertaker A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 16, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McElhinny, Mary E.

Mrs. McElhinny Died In Columbus On Friday Night
     Mrs. Mary E. McElhinny, wife of Mr. Samuel O. McElhinny, formerly of Gallipolis and Bidwell, died at the University Hospital in Columbus Friday night of injuries received that afternoon when she fell from a grocery on wheels truck about two blocks from her home.
     Mrs. McElhinny, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Cameron R. Deardorff, 351 King Avenue, Columbus, had stepped up in the grocery truck to make some purchases. The driver started the truck before she could descend and she was carried a distance of two blocks when she fell to the street striking her head. She was removed to the hospital at once, where she lingered until late at night, when her spirit fled.
     Mrs. McElhinny was born in Gallia County 74 years ago, her maiden named being Cole. She leaves her husband, Samuel O. McElhinny, two daughters, Mrs. Deardorff and Mrs. Maggie Watkins of Dresden, Ohio; two sons, Edgar McElhinny of Columbus and Fred McElhinny of Oakland, CA and one sister, Mrs. Emma Safford, of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at her late home in Columbus. Her body was brought to Gallipolis Monday for interment. Mrs. McElhinny's sudden death brought sorrow to many friends in Gallipolis and Bidwell where the family resided for many years.

[Note: Death Certificate..Mary Elizabeth born Aug. 8, 1848; died Oct. 20, 1922; age 74 years, 2 months and 12 days. Parents: Samuel Cole and Mary Davis. Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallia Times
Oct. 26, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


McElhinny, Ray

Ray McElhinny Of Storys Run Dies In His Car
Two Companions Questioned --- Funeral At 3 Tuesday
     Ray McElhinny, aged 45, whose home is on Storys Run (Cheshire R.D. 1), was found dead in his automobile in Middleport about 4 o’clock Sunday morning. He and Mrs. Frances Little Hysell and Clifford Frazier had been cruising about with the woman at the wheel and McElhinny in the rear sear. The car had been stopped in front of Frazier’s home near the old overall factory in the lower end of Middleport and then or soon afterward it was found that McElhinny had died. Frazier and the Hysell woman were questioned at length, but nothing was found to indicate foul play or that McElhinny had died from other than natural causes, Sheriff Beahrs told The Tribune in a telephone conversation at noon today.
     Ray McElhinny was a son of Frank McElhinny and was born in the community where he had been living in late years. Otto Rothgeb of Cheshire operated a coal mine on McElhinny’s land, but McElhinny was employed at the Hobson shops. He was a World War soldier. Decedent is survived by his wife, who was Audra Stewart, one daughter, Mrs. Ira Butcher, Middleport, his mother, Mrs. Lena McElhinny; two sisters, Mrs. Homer Jones and Mrs. Edgar Wolfe, both of Middleport and one grandchild.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. McMillen of Middleport at the residence at 3 o’clock Tuesday. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery back of Cheshire by Rawlings-Coates, under the auspices of the Legion post of Middleport.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 10, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McFadden, John P.

     John P. McFadden, of Leeper, this county, died last Saturday leaving a wife and six children, the latter of adult age. Mr. McFadden was one of the best of men and highly respected.

[Note: Death Certificate: born 1834 Lowden County, PA; died April 8, 1893 Gallia County. 59 years of age. Stone at Waugh Cemetery in Harrison Township 1833-1893.]

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McFann, Andrew J.

Of Ohio Township Dies at His Home at Bush’s Mills
     Andrew Jackson McFann, a practicing attorney and one of the oldest citizens of the county, Democratic in politics and a man with many friends, honest and upright in all his dealings, died Tuesday at midnight at his home at Bush’s Mills November 5, 1906, at the age of 87, February 19, 1907.
     He had been a resident of this county for 30 to 40 years, and left a wife and two daughters, Mrs. R. Riggs, of Warm Springs, Colorado, and Miss Lena May McFann at home and sons, Wells A. McFann, and Bush’s Mills, his twin brother Oscar F. McFann, of Amby, Ill., and Willie Wilson McFann of Lesage, W.Va.
     Mr. McFann was prominent in public affairs in which when in good health he took an active part. He served as Prosecuting Attorney of Scioto county, nine years before removing to this county, and in Scioto and Gallia counties together he served about 35 years.
     His death was due to a complication of troubles. He had a stroke of paralysis a good many years that prevented him from walking for two years, and crippled him more or less ever after, and he had another stroke during his last illness, which had confined him to his home for the last six weeks.
     The time of burial could not be stated exactly, until it would be known when his children out of the county could get here, but it was thought it would be sometime Friday. Hayward & Son will have charge of the burial.
 
[Note: Daughter, Mrs. R. Riggs first name is hard to read, might be Grace or Alice.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 7, 1906
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


McFann, Lizzie B. [Keister]

Mrs. McFann, 94, Died Thurs. P.M.
     Mrs. Lizzie B. McFann one of the county's oldest women, died at 4:15 Thursday afternoon at her home in Ohio Twp., just above the mouth of Horse Creek. She was a Keister, a native of Virginia and was 94 years old last Sept. 11.
     Death was caused by hardening of the arteries and infirmities incident to her advanced age. A tenant family named Moore shared her home, which stands near the top of the river bank.
     It is probable that the funeral and burial will take place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sunday, but the arrangements will not completed until the daughter arrives. The body is now at the Elias Wetherholt Mortuary.
     Mrs. McFann, a widow of Squire H. A. McFann, was a daughter of Jacob and Polly Keister. She is survived by four children W. A. and W. W. McFann, Lesage; O. F. McFann, Milford, Illinois, and Mrs. Lean Rosech of Cleveland.

McFann Funeral Set For 2:30 Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie McFann will be held at 2:30 (slow time) Sunday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ohio Twp. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate. Burial will be head there by Elias Weitherholt.
Born in Bath County, Va., September 11, 1849, she came to this section in the 1850's with her father, Jacob Keister. The family operated a farm in what is now West Huntington and later settled near Ashton. Her husband, A. J. McFann, a Portsmouth, O., lawyer, died in 1906 after he retired from law practice to take up farming in Gallia County, O. Surviving are three sons, W. W. and W. A. McFann of Lesage and O. F. McFann of Milford, Ill., and a daughter, Mrs. Werner Roesch of Cleveland.

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion, died 1944 in Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
Jan. 21, 1944
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


McFann, Oscar

Oscar McFann, 85, Claimed On Friday
     Oscar McFann, 85, a native of Gallia county died in Milford, Ill., at 3 p.m. Friday. He was the son of the late Attorney A.J. and Elizabeth Keister McFann. He was born below Bladen on March 18, 1876. After spending his early years on the farm he removed to Illinois where he became very succcessful as a farm operator.
Mr. McFann is survived by a sister, Mrs. Richard Smeltz, of Bladen. Two sons who survive are Dan of Illinois and Morris of California. Mrs. Smeltz will leave Sunday to attend last rites in Illinois at 1 p.m. Monday.

[Note: b. Mar. 18, 1876; d. May  12, 1961]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


McFann, William Wilson

Services Held For W. McFann
     Funeral services were held Sunday in Greenbottom, WV, for W.W. McFann, 68, retired merchant and postmaster at Lesage, WV. Mr. McFann, who was born Aug. 23, 1883, in Gallia County, to A.J. and Elizabeth Keister McFann, died Wednesday in a Huntington hospital of a heart ailment. He had lived in West Virginia nearly 50 years, leaving Gallia County in 1902 and operating a store in Lesage from that time until 1944 when he retired. At the time of his death he had been postmaster of Lesage for 25 years.
     He was a cousin of Mrs. C.W. O'Brien and Mrs. Maude Nelson, Gallipolis. Mr. McFann's father was, for many years, Justice of the Peace in Ohio Township and he was well known in this county.
     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maggie Crawford McFann, three daughters, Mrs. Lester Woodard, Huntington; Mrs L.E. Kerns and Mrs. Ernest Barber, Lesage; two sons Eugene and Noel, Lesage; two brothers, W.A. McFann, Lesage and O.T. McFann Milford and a sister, Mrs. Helen Smeltz, Cleveland; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

[Note: Death Certificate: William Wilson McFann born Aug. 23, 1883; died Feb. 20, 1952 Huntington, WV; aged 69 years 6 months and 20 days. Burial: Greenbottom Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Paper
July 1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McFarland, [Kuhn]

Death of Mrs. McFarland
     Mrs. Walter McFarland, of Decatur, Ill., died this week at the home of her daughter Mrs. Sallie Boyd of that place. She will be well remembered here as the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kuhn and sister of Mayor-elect Ed H. Kuhn, Fred and Will Kuhn and Mrs. James Mullineux of 4th avenue. Many old friends will regret to hear of her death. She was a very pleasant, sweet dispositioned lady. Mr. McFarland was a former jeweler of this city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 19, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


McFarland, Ben

Aged Colored Man Buried
     Ben McFarland, 67, who died Saturday evening at the Gallia County home, was buried Sunday afternoon at Buck Ridge following short services in the church there. Surviving relatives are a sister, who lives on Buck Ridge and a brother in this city. A. E. was in charge of the burial.

[Note: born 9/1857 died 10/10/1931]

Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


McFarland, Lena

Death of Fourth Avenue
     Miss Lena McFarland, of 4th ave., died last night of tuberculosis, aged 42. She left a mother and an adopted child. Funeral at Paint Creek Baptist church Sunday afternoon.
     Burial at Pine street by Wetherholt. She had some life insurance with Mr. _  _. McCormick.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 22, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McFarland, Thomas Oakley

Morgan Twp., Man Claimed
     Thomas Oakley McFarland, 77, a lifelong resident of Morgan twp., died at 7 p.m. Saturday at a rest home in Granville. He was born on Nov. 2, 1883, at Pine Grove, the son of the late Frank and Sarah Oiler McFarland. He never married.
     Survivors are two brothers and two sisters, Alexander of Rt. 1, Bidwell, Lewis of Upper Sandusky, Mrs. Ethel George and Mrs. Mary Andrews, both of Delaware. There are several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Danville Pilgrim Holiness church. Rev. Earl Wachenfwantz will officiate and burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home today and on Tuesday until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 29, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


McGarvey, Elcy
McGarvey, Elizabeth
McGarvey, Harriet
McGarvey, James
McGarvey, Wm. Scott

     DIED - All of scarlet fever, in Addison township, on the 6th of August, Elcy, aged 13 years. Also, on the 12th, after an illness of eight days, Elizabeth, aged 18 years. Also, on the 16th, after an illness of eight days, James, aged 11 years. Also, on the same day (16th), after an illness of five days, Wm. Scott, aged two years. Also, on the 22nd, after an illness of twelve days, Harriet, aged 8 years and 11 months. All sons and daughters of George and Ann McGarvey.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


McGath, Rosina [Beck]

Aged Daughter of Leonard Beck Dead
     Death came to Mrs. Rosina Beck McGath, wife of John McGath, Monday afternoon, after months of failing health.  Mrs. McGath, who had passed her eightieth birthday, was the last of the immediate family of the late Leonard Beck, one of the early settlers of the county, who, himself, lived to a great age.
     Besides the husband, a daughter and two sons survive, Mrs. Oscar Jonas, of Columbus, Ed McGath of Huntington, and Robert McGath, at home, all of whom were devoted to the mother in her last illness.
     Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of W. N. Hayward were not completed but will be announced in Wednesday’s Tribune.

[Note: Born in 1849 and buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

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


McGhee, George W.

Geo. W. McGhee
      George W. McGee died at his home near Vinton Sunday after a long illness. Some time ago he was taken to Marion for an operation which failed to give relief. He is survived by a widow formerly Miss Margaret McLeish, brothers James, Joseph and Lincoln McGhee and sisters, Mrs. Catharine Richards and Mrs. Jane Wallace. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon.

[Note: Buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township; b. 1852, d. 1907]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 20, 1907
Vol. XXXX No. 46
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page


McGhee, Henry Lincoln

Henry Lincoln McGhee Passes Last Evening
Home Occupied Beautiful Eminence This Side of Vinton – Funeral at 2 Monday
     Henry Lincoln McGhee, a stalwart and well-known farmer, died Friday evening at his beautiful home on the hill this side of Vinton. Mr. McGhee’s illness was of short duration, having contracted pneumonia last Monday.
     He was a son of James and Mandy McGhee and would have been 75 years old July 8th next. Mr. McGhee had always lived in the Vinton community. He was a successful farmer and was a member of the Huntington Township Grange.
Twice Married
     Mr. McGhee’s first wife was Miss Sally Ewing, a sister to former county treasurer, John Ewing of this city. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Ina Harman of Cedarville, Ohio. After Mrs. McGhee’s death, he was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Walters in 1903. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Helen Murphy of Akron and Walter McGhee, at home. Mr. McGhee leaves one sister, Mrs. Katherine Richards of Vinton, and one brother, Joseph McGhee of Marion.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the residence by Rev. George Sagen and burial in the McGhee cemetery at Vinton by Funeral Director Butler.

[Note: 7/8/1861 – 2/14/1936; Age 74 yrs. 6 mos. 6 das. He was the son of James & Amanda
McMillin McGhee.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 15, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGhee, James

James McGhee Of Vinton Dies In His Garden
Funeral Services Will Be Held at 2 Saturday, Interment By Butler
     James McGhee, well-to-do farmer, aged 86 years, died late yesterday at his home near Vinton. The end came suddenly while he was in his garden.
     Mr. McGhee’s wife died 40 years ago and they are survived by the following children: Cora and Lulu, at home; Mrs. Belva White, Mrs. Olive Swick, Mrs. Frank Cardwell, and Henry McGhee, all of Vinton; Mrs. Ed Vance, Marion. Another daughter, Mrs. Ben Glassburn, died six years ago. There are also two brothers and sister surviving: Lincoln McGhee, who lives in the pretty home atop the hill this side of Vinton, Joe McGhee, and Mrs. Catherine Richards of Vinton.
     The funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday at the residence, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial by Funeral Director Kerr Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 11, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGhee, Jeff

Jeff McGhee Dies At Vinton; Rites Thurs
    
Jeff McGhee, well known Vinton resident, died at his home there at 9 o’clock last night. He had been ill for six months and was a little more than 79 years of age.
     Mr. McGhee was the son of Andrew Jackson McGhee and his grandfather built the Vinton mill which was later owned and operated by G. W. Shack and burned recently. He was the last of the eight children of his father’s family.
     Only his wife, Mrs. Ida Wallace McGhee, to whom he was married in 1883, survives. He had been the telephone operator at Vinton for thirty-one years.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John Spires. Burial will be in the McGhee cemetery by Kerr Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 27, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGhee, Myron L.

Myron L.McGhee

     Myron L. (Bud) McGhee, 53, of 367 Debby Dr., Gallipolis died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center. He was Gallia County Treasurer. He also owned an auctioneering company and was a real estate broker.
Born June 11, 1935 in Coalton, Ohio, he was a son of Mary Pritchett McGhee of Jackson, and the late Myron Lewis McGhee.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona Cundiff McGhee on Dec. 1, 1988. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty McGhee. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Beth) Null of Rodney and Mrs. Steven (Vicki) Rinehart of Carlsbad, Calif. ; a son Steve McGhee of Gallipolis and fiancée Karen Salence; four grandchildren, Ryan and Dustin Null of Rodney and Eric Steven and Myron Grant Rinehart of Carlsbad, Calif.; a brother, Frank McGhee of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister; Mary Gentil of Jackson.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge 7, Aladdin Temple Valley of Columbus, Gallipolis Shrine Club, Gallipolis Elks 107, past president of the Sportscasters of Southeastern Ohio, past president of Blue Devils boosters, past president of the City Recreation Board, Board of Trustees of the French Art Colony, master of ceremonies for numerous events in Gallia County for the past 25 years.
     Services will be conducted 2 p. m. Sunday, from Grace United Methodist Church, the Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday at the church from 3 to 8 p.m. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. by Morning Dawn Lodge 7. Friends may also call at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gallia County Fairgrounds, in care of Fairgrounds Improvement Fund, P.O.Box 931, Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631. Pallbearers will be Dean Mason, Paul Ward, Dave McCoy, Carlos Wood, Bob Saunders, Don Robinson, Dennis Salisbury and Dean Evans.
Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Died March 15, 1989. Obituary included a photograph.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 16, 1989
Transcribed by Charles Wright


McGhee, Nettie V. [Walter]

Mrs. Linc McGhee, 76, Vinton, Dies
Rites Set For 2 P.M. Tuesday At Hilltop Home
     Mrs. Nettie V. McGhee, 76, died Saturday at noon in her picturesque hilltop home just east of Vinton. Infirmities of old age were the cause of her death; she was an invalid for the last year and she had been in critical condition for five or six weeks.
     Widow of Lincoln McGhee, who died in 1936, the decedent was the daughter of John Clay and Eliza Greenlee Walter. She was married in July, 1903, and two children survive; Mrs. Helen Murphy, Akron, who has been with her mother for the last five weeks of her life, and Walter, who has operated the home farm since the death of his father. A step-daughter also survives: Mrs. Ina Harmon, Cedarville, along with two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stone, Marion, and Mrs. Myrtie Smith, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock (slow time) with Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating. Burial will be made in McGhee cemetery by Butler-McCoy. Mrs. McGhee was a highly respected woman, and the entire community of Vinton was grieved at her loss as it was anxious over her steadily worsening condition.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 21, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGhee, Nora [Jarvis]

Mrs. Lester McGhee Dead
     Mrs. Lester McGhee of Vinton died of double pneumonia Monday night. She was the wife of Lester
McGhee, who is a school teacher at Vinton. She is survived by her husband and five children, father and mother, and several brothers and sisters.

[Note: Nora is buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township and was born in 1885.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 24, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


McGhee, Olive B.

DIED
     Mrs. Olive B. McGhee, wife of Mr. Alfred McGhee, and daughter of David and Julia Sprague, departed this life March 10th, 1893, aged 30 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was a kind daughter, true wife, a loving and affectionate mother and sister and a good woman. She had many friends who were good and kind to her. Five small children were left to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Journal
April 19, 1893
Transcribed by Romaine Smith


McGhee, Olive B.

DIED
     Mrs. Olive B. McGhee, wife of Mr. Alfred McGhee and daughter of David and Julia Sprague, departed this life March 10, 1893; aged 80 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was a kind daughter, a true wife, a loving and affectionate mother and sister and a good woman. She had may friends who were good and kind to her. Five small children were left to mourn their loss.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery as McGee. Born Nov. 18, 1862; died March 10, 1893]

A Card of Thanks
     We, the friends of Mrs. Olive McGhee, do hereby express our most sincere thanks to Mrs. Wanderlee, Mrs. Hazlett, Mrs Curry and all others who so kindly assisted us in her sickness, death and burial.
By The Family

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McGinness, Elizabeth Ann [Bean]

Betty McGinness

     GALLIPOLIS - Elizabeth Ann (Betty) McGinness, 72, of 449 First Ave., died Friday, Oct. 12, 1990 at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born July 10, 1918 in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late Dr. Leo Bean and Julia Baker Bean.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. (Mac) McGinness. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James (Patricia) Mills of Gallipolis; one son, Jack McGinness of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ted (Nancy) Reed of Pomeroy.
     She was a retired lab technician, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis, American Heart Association, American Cancer Board, the Park Beautification Committee, Park Commission Board, Historical Society, Philomeathan Club, Gallia County Board of Health and Lifeline Board. She was also deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, President of the Community Concert Association, a worker for Valley Artists Series, worked on the National Register of Historic Homes, docent for the French Art Colony, a Holzer Medical Center volunteer, former Girl Scout Troop leader, and a supporter of the restoration of the Ariel Theatre.
     Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Albert Earley officiating. Following services, family will receive friends in the fellowship room of the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, the Ariel Theatre restoration or the American Cancer Society.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery. Picture in Obituary. Tombstone inscription lists name as Elizabeth B. McGinness.]

Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday October 14, 1990
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


McGlothin, Brent

Rt. 2 Vinton Resident To Be Buried Tuesday
     Graveside services will be held Tuesday for Brent McGlothin, 68, Rt. 2 Vinton, who died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of James Jordan, where he had been living. Funeral Director Vernon McCoy said at Vinton that no immediate relatives of Mr. McGlothin could be found. Dr. D. R. Warehime, county coroner, viewed the body. Mr. McGlothin was known to have been suffering from a heart condition. Burial was to be made in the Jordan family cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 20, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGlothlin Marie Irene Lee [Comstock]

      Marie I. McGlothlin, 89, Point Pleasant, W. Va., passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Point Pleasant Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, W. Va. She had served as an evangelist in the Gallia County, Ohio, area in the 1950s through the 1990s and had also been a gospel singer with several groups including the “Gospel Call Program,” on WJEH radio, Gallipolis, Ohio.
      Mrs. McGlothlin was born on May 5, 1921, in Point Pleasant, W. Va., daughter of the late William H. Comstock and Violet McKinley Comstock. Twice widowed, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Luther Lee on March 28, 1950, and by William McGlothlin on December 24, 1973. In addition, she was preceded in death by a great grandson; son-in-law, Jeffrey Sayre; and six sisters, Hazel Trasti, Eleanor Trasti, Frances Cheap, Betty Taylor, Iva and Ethel Comstock.
      She is survived by four children, Linda (Jack) Neal, Bidwell, Ohio, Barbara (Charles) Neville, Delaware, Ohio, Michael (Linda) Lee, Columbus, Ohio, Ann Sayre, Point Pleasant, W. Va.; several grandchildren, Wayne Harrison, Crown City, Ohio, Anita Reese, Toledo, Ohio, Tammy Davis, Gallipolis, Ohio, JoAnn Bland, Crown City, Ohio, Steven Harrison, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mark Neville, Delaware, Ohio, Carol Neville, Delaware, Ohio, Connie Neville, Delaware, Ohio, Michael Lee, Jr., Columbus, Ohio, Michelle Lee, Columbus, Ohio, Jeffrey Sayre, Jr., Bidwell, Ohio, and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave., Gallipolis, with Rev. Wayne Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
August 1, 2010
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGonagle, Sallie M.

Died After Long Illness
     Miss Sallie M. McGonagle of this city passed away Saturday, April 8, 1922, after two years' illness. The funeral was Monday afternoon. She was a daughter of James and Fannie (Randall) McGonagle and besides her parents she is survived by a brother, Fred, of Sidney, Ohio and a sister, Garnet, at home. She was a member of the local Methodist Church and the Daughters of America.

[Note: Sallie Maude--born June 21, 1880; died April 8, 1922; age 40 years, 9 months and 18 days. Buried Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Paper
April 13, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


McGonagle, William Warren

William McGonagle Passes at Age of 73
     William Warren McGonagle, for many years a resident of Gallipolis, passed away at his late home 407 Second Avenue, Friday morning at the age of seventy-three. He was the son of H.A. and Sarah McGonagle and was born in Pine Grove, Center Co., Pa., July 13,1868. United in marriage to Mary E. Willikinson at Gallipolis, November 30, 1876, he had one daughter, Mrs. Luther Howard who with the widow and his two brothers, John E. of Akron and James of Urichsville, survive him. A son, Hugh, preceded him in death thirty-six years ago.
     Coming to Gallipolis when a young man, Mr. McGonagle and his father were connected with the Ence & Hill Machine Shops for a number of years. Ater failing in health and eyesight, he spent his time at home and helped in any way he could.
     He had been a member of the Presbyterian church since quite young. Funeral arrangements have not been definitely made, awaiting the arrival of relatives.

[ Note: Burial in Pine St. cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 12, 1926
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


McGowan, Fred Amos

Fred McGowan Rites Will Be Held Friday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Fred A. McGowan, 63, who died suddenly at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shoestring Ridge back of Clipper Mill off Mutton Hollow Rd. below Gallipolis, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ohio Chapel Church, the Rev. Leroy Collier officiating.  Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery.  Friends may call at Miller’s Funeral Home.
     Mr. McGowan had lived at Shoestring Ridge only three days, moving there--next door to his daughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Laura) Mathias -- from Point Pleasant.  Coroner Donald R. Warehime said death was caused by heart trouble.  Mr. McGowan collapsed just as he entered the door of his daughter’s house, carrying a bucket of water in each hand.
     He was born July 11, 1891, in Lawrence County to Henry M. and Laura Glenn McGowan, and he is survived by two half-brothers, William Rogers, Huntington and Lloyd Snider, Lima.
     He is also survived by his widow, the former Maggie Snyder and these sons and daughters:  Laura Mathias, Harvey McGowan, Huntington, Harl O. McGowan and Mrs. Katherine Miller, Delaware, Ohio; Mrs. Nellie Auville, Onego, W. Va.; Miss Anna McGowan, Onego, W. Va.; Mrs. Edna Parker, Chicago; and Otis McGowan, Shoestring Ridge.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, December 23, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGrew, Frank

Frank McGrew
     Frank McGrew, 80 a former resident of Cheshire, died at Cincinnati Friday of paralysis. His body was brought to the Baptist church in Cheshire Saturday afternoon and  burial was made in Gravel Hill cemetery.In 1900 Mr. McGrew married Susie Hawley of Cheshire and they resided in Cincinnati. Mr. McGrew lived for a time in Cheshire with Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson,his wife and Mrs. Thompson being sisters.

Gallia Times
June 27, 1935
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


McGuffin, Esta [Denny]

Death of Mrs. Amos McGuffin
     The death of Mrs. Amos McGuffin occurred [this] Thursday morning, June 2nd., 1921, at her home on Second Ave., after an illness of bronchitis following the birth of her child. Mrs. McGuffin was formerly Miss Esta Denny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Denny, and was born and reared at Northup, Ohio, Gallia County.
     She was married July 11th, 1910, to Amos McGuffin and was 27 years of age.
They have lived since their marriage in Gallipolis and have three children, John, aged 9, Sophia 6, and Terrence 2 months. She was a member of the First Baptist church and belonged to the Daughters of America. Besides a husband and children, the deceased leaves her mother and father, three brothers and three sisters, all living in Columbus, except one sister who lives in Bellaire.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at the house by the Rev. Robt. Peirce of the Baptist church, with the burial under the direction of Undertaker George Wetherholt.

[Note: Buried Pine Street cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 2, 1921
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


McGuffin, J. B.

Capt McGuffin Dead
Sudden Calling of Well Known Gallipolis Citizen.
Stricken Down While Apparently in Sound Health

     Capt. J. B. McGuffin was taken ill while attending the monthly meeting of the Baraca Boys of the Baptist Church Monday evening. Capt. McGuffin was noticed to leave his seat and go outside and it being unusual for him to do so, and something in his manner perhaps, attracting the attention of Rev. Benjamin Dunn, he followed him, surmising that something was the matter. He found him standing outside the church, with perspiration all over his face and very ill. He summoned Mr. James L. Haskins and they assisted the Captain to his residence about a block away. Here he sank into unconsciousness. Dr. Eakins and Dr. Chas. Parker were called and they remained with him all night. This morning he had not rallied and his physicians regarded his case as hopeless from paralysis of the brain. He died shortly after noon today, Mar. 15, 1910.
     The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the family residence, followed by interment at Pt. Pleasant. The Rose Commandery of Gallipolis will have charge of the body and give it a Templar burial. The pall bearers are Chas. D. Kerr, John C. Butz, E. N. Deardorff, G. R. Lockwood, Jas. S. Clark and H. C. Johnston.
     Capt. McGuffin has been active in business in Gallipolis. He served as member of the old Board of Public Service and was the head of the firm which owns the large Market Grocery. His widow and children [cannot read next sentence].
     [Start of paragraph missing] see service in the enemy's country, Capt McGUffin resigned his commission.
     Capt. McGuffin has been active in Democrate polities. He was Postmaster of Dunloop eight years, and served as President of the Mason Co., W. Va. Court.
     He was a Freemason, a member of Charleston Commandery of Knights Templar, a 32d degree Mason, and a member of the Benj Kedem Temple of Shriners of Charleston, W. Va. He belonged to the local lodge of Elks, to Waneta Tribe of Red Men at Red Star, W. Va. and to the Phi Delta Phi Society of Ann Arbor University, a strickly law fraternity.

Gallipolis paper
Tuesday, March 15, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

McGuffin, Col. James B.

Died Yesterday, After Short Illness
Well Known Man
     Col. James B. McGuffin, one of the best-known men of the city, and president of The Indian Guyan Coal & Rly. Co., died at 12:30 yesterday afternoon of apoplexy or of some similar ailment. At a meeting of the Baraca class held in the Baptist Church Monday evening, he was taken ill and assisted to his home by Rev. Dunn. A few hours later he lapsed into unconsciousness and grew steadily worse until death came. The news of his hopeless illness and later of his death could scarcely be credited. Monday, he was on the streets apparently in good health and jovial and cheerful as ever.
     Gallipolis mourns the loss of a bright clever, urbane and public-spirited man. For his wife, son, Kenton and daughter, Miss Ora, there will be the sincere sympathy of friends unnumbered here, and in West Virginia, where they lived for years prior to their locating here about 5 years ago. No arrangements for the funeral had been made when The Journal went to press.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 16, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGuffin, Dr. Kenton

     Will Sigler received a telegram this (Monday) morning announcing the death of Dr. Kenton McGuffin in California, of influenza. Dr. McGuffin was a son of the late John B. McGuffin, who died in this city, some years ago. He married Miss Stella B. Henking, a daughter of Mr. Fred Henking of San Diego.
     For some years Dr. McGuffin has been practicing medicine at Imperial, Cal., and was doing well. The pews of his death in young manhood is a shock to this community, where he was well known and popular in a wide circle. He was a member of the local lodge of Elks.

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


McGuire, Augustus

Claimed by Death
     Augustus McGuire, a former resident of the Bush's Mill community, died last Wednesday at the home of his son, George McGuire, near Leaper in Harrison township. He was sixty five years of age. Mr. McGuire had been in declining health for several years and death came as a relief to his long suffering. He was a quiet inoffensive citizen and was well liked in his community. He leaves several children of adult age, and a number of brothers and sisters. His wife died several years ago.
     Mr. McGuire's funeral was conducted from the Mount Zion Baptist church in Ohio township, of which he was a member, on Wednesday, December 28, by Rev. Earl Cremeans. He was laid to rest in the family lot of the cemetery by Undertaker J. W. Stevers.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


McGuire, Carl E.

Carl E. McGuire Killed In Action
     Pfc. Carl E. McGuire, who recently won the Silver Star and Purple Heart, as noted in this paper on Jan. 29, had been killed in action 12 days before that, according to a telegram received last night by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire of Mercerville. Presumably this tragedy occurred in New Guinea and just six days before his 22nd birthday.
     C.R. Sheets, a neighbor of the family, who brought the sad news to The Tribune this afternoon, said that Carl McGuire was a fine young man. Surviving besides the bereaved parents are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Ruby Beaver, Junior and Jimmie McGuire, all of Mercerville, and Miss Ruth McGuire, Columbus. The last letter received by the family from the soldier son was dated Jan. 10, the day before he was killed.
     Awards received by young McGuire were accompanied by this citation: "For: on Lone Tree Hill, Maffin Bay, New Guinea, on June 23, despite the fact that he himself was wounded, he volunteered to guard and patrol the route of evacuation of wounded which was constantly being harassed by enemy snipers who wounded a man being evacuated. Without regard to his own safety, he eliminated enemy snipers and rendered the route reasonably safe for evacuation of wounded and transporting of badly needed supplies."

[Note: He is buried at Mercerville CE. From his gravemarker date of birth January 23, 1923; date of death January 17, 1945.]

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

McGuire, Carl Edward

Body of Pfc. Carl Edward McGuire Home For Burial; Rites Set Sunday
     Military funeral services for Pfc. Carl Edward McGuire, Mercerville, who was killed by machine gun fire Jan. 17, 1945, on Luzon, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles W. Lusher officiating, and the Rev. Earl Cremeens assisting. The body will be taken to the McGuire home at 4 p.m. Friday. Gallipolis Lafayette Post 27, American Legion, will be in charge of the final rites.
     Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Ohio twp. to John W. and Nellie Wickline McGuire, the young soldier had been wounded before his fatal wound. In June, 1944, he was hurt on Lone Tree Hill, Moffin Bay, New Guinea, and was awarded the Purple Heart.
     He was nearing his 22nd birth anniversary when he was killed. Pfc. McGuire was inducted March 7, 1943, and sent to Camp Wolter, Texas; from there he went to Obisco, Cal., and then to Hawaii. He was with Co. G of the 20th Infantry regiment.
     In dying, Carl Edward McGuire saved the lives of several other soldiers; he held off Japs during the engagement while his companions went through to safety.
     Besides the parents, Carl Edward McGuire is survived by two brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Beaver, Mercerville; Mrs. Ruth Murray, Columbus; Junior at home; Jimmy McGuire, Mercerville; and Eleanor, at home.
     Burial will be made by Coleman Halley in the Mercerville Cemetery.

[Note: photo with obituary]

Unknown publication & date (found in scrapbook)
unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


McGuire, Cyrena Clarenda [Northup]

Bladen Woman Dies On Sunday
     Mrs. Cyrena Clarenda Northup McGuire, 88, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma E. Waugh, in the Bladen area at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. McGuire had made her home near Mt. Zion Church for most of her life. She was a native of Northup, where she was born on July 9, 1867. Her husband, John B. McGuire, died about 20 years ago and a daughter Sylvia died at the age of 2 and a son Enos at 23. Her daughter already mentioned survives, along with six grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. E.V. Cremeens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the C.R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late residence after 6 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Died 28 Aug 1958, from Ohio Obituary Index; Unknown date of newspaper article
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


McGuire, George

Geo. McGuire Dies At Thivener Home

     George McGuire, the father of 12 living children, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his Thivener home.
Funeral will be held at 2:30 Thursday at Mt. Zion, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial there by C. R. Halley.
     Mr. McGuire is survived by his wife, who was Laura Wall; his brother, Willie McGuire of the same community and these children: Thurman McGuire and Geneva Cox, Columbus; Sherman, who is in army service in New England...

[Note: Obit is cut off. Tombstone gives dates as 1897-1947]

Gallipolis paper
1947
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


McGuire, John

John McGuire
     John McGUire was born August 15, 1866, in Ohio township in Gallia county, Ohio, and was one of a family of nine children of John and Mary McGuire. He was married to Cyrena Northup on November 12, 1890, and of this marriage 3 children were born of whom only Mrs. Emma Waugh survives. The others, a girl Sylvia died in early childhood and a son, Enos, died in early manhood.
     He is survived by his wife Cyrena McGuire, his daughter, Mrs. John Waugh and six grandchildren, Emma Lee and Enos McGuire, who have been tenderly reared in his home; and John Dale, Katherine, Eloise and Geraldine Waugh and a host of other relatives and friends. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Henrietta Lewis of Gallipolis, Ohio; seven brothers and sisters having died previously.
     Mr. McGuire has been in declining health for some time and at the time of his passing, as a result of heart failure on January 26, 1935, he was 68 years, 5 months and 14 days old. He lived the greater part of his life in Ohio township the vicinity of his birth.
     From his early boyhood days Mr. McGuire was a devout Christian and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist church. He was a man of fine Christian character and throughout his life remained loyal to his church and to the high ideals for which it stands. He was a loving husband and father and was ever eager to be of service to those about him; giving unselfishly of himself and his time. His life gave evidence of great spiritual growth which was a splended example to his many friends and acquaintances.

Death is only an old door
Set in a garden wall.
On gentle hinges it gives, at dusk,
When the thrushes call.
Along the lintel are green leaves,
Beyond, the light lies still.
Very willing and weary feet
Go over that sill.
There is nothing to trouble any heart,
Nothing to hurt at all.
Death is only a quiet door
in an old wall.

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

Gallipolis paper
January 26, 1935
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


McGuire, John Allen

     John Allen McGuire, 43, died at his home on the old Ellis farm in Ohio township Saturday of tuberculosis. He leaves a family and many friends. The funeral was at Mt. Zion church by E. A. Clark.

[Note: Dates on tombstone 1825-1899]

Gallipolis paper
1899
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


McGuire, John W.

     John W. McGuire – Eighty-four years old, of Mercerville, O., who died Thursday in a Gallipolis O., hospital, will be buried in the old Mercerville Cemetery following funeral services tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Mercerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ona Williams, the Rev. Fred Shockley and the Rev. Jesse Jeffers officiating. He was the son of the late Thomas and Laura Col_er McGuire.
     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Nellie Wickline McGuire; three daughters Mrs. Rudy Beaver of Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, Mrs. Roy Murray of Columbus, and Mrs. William Sheldon of Gallipolis; two sons, Junior and Jimmy Dale McGuire of Crown City, O.; a son and daughter by a previous marriage; Everett McGuire and Mrs. Roy Stumbo of Scottown, O., a sister, Mrs James Martin of Kettle Falls, Wash., three brothers, Shirley and Lewis McGuire of Huntington and Thurman McGuire of Marietta, O., and 27 grandchildren, and 16 Great-grandchildren..
     The body is at F. L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville, where friends may call after 2 p. m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 6, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


McGuire, Majesta

Mrs. McGuire Succumbs
     Mrs. Majesta McGuire, 60, widow of Willie McGuire, died at her home on Rt. 2, Crown City at 9: a.m. Monday. Her death followed an illness of six months.
     Mrs. McGuire was a native of Gallia county, and spent all of her life in the Crown City area. She was born on Jan. 31, 1899, to the late Wash and Tennessee Saunders Blankenship. Her marriage to Mr. McGuire took place on Sept. 23, 1922, and he died in 1951.
     Surviving are Mrs. Carl (Edith) Day of Crown City and two sons, James and John McGuire at home, three grandchildren, and a half-sister, Liza Crawford of Huntington.
     Services will be held at 2: p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist church, below Bladen. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7: p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 21, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


McGuire, Mary Jane [Bladen]

Death of Mrs. Mary McGuire
     Mrs. Mary McGuire, wife of John McGuire, died at her home near Bush’s Mill, Sunday morning at 6 o’clock, of paralysis, in the seventy-sixth year of her age. She was sick only a few days. Her demise is greatly lamented. She leaves a husband who was paralyzed about six years ago and has never been able to leave the [unreadable word], besides a number of sons and daughters who are all married. She was a consistent Christian, a devoted wife and loving mother.  Burial will take place Tuesday at Mt. Zion.

[Note: In the marriage record of her daughter Henrietta McGuire Smeltzer to Jesse C. Lewis available at familysearch.com, she is listed as Mary Jane Bladen wife of John McGuire.  The GCGS cemetery index has her as Mary Bladen McGuire 1823-1897.]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, February 02, 1897
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


McGuire, Perry

Perry McGuire Dies In Hospital
     Perry McGuire, 86, Patriot, died Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Holzer Hospital. Decedent was born March 2, 1867, at Rio Grande. In 1902 he was married to Eliza Folden. Survivors besides the wife include these children: Mrs. Rosie Betz, Luther McGuire, Bert McGuire, all of Patriot; Jesse McGuire, Lancaster; John McGuire, Northup, Mrs. Pearl Massie, Northup. Three children preceded him in death. Surviving also are 23 grand-
children and 12 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Billy Grabeel Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Patriot Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Patriot Cemetery. The body will be taken to the home from Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home Saturday, when friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 16, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGuire, Thomas

     J. W. Stevers & Son had charge of the burial of Thomas McGuire at Bethel, Ohio township, last Saturday afternoon. Rev. Earl Cremeens officiated at the funeral which was largely attended. Mr. McGuire died at the home of his son Thurman, living at Cox's Landing, W. Va., last Friday. He was past seventy three years of age and formerly lived near Bladen, where he has many relatives. He is survived by four sons, Thurman, Sherley, Lewis and Orville and one brother, John McGuire of Bladen.

[Note: from stone Bethel Cemetery 1842 - 1924]

Gallipolis paper
1924
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


McGuire, Thomas A.

Drowned
     On Tuesday morning last, between 9 and 10 o’clock, Thomas, the nine year old son of Mr. Thomas McGuire, residing near Bush’s Mill, went into the river bathing in company with an older brother. He had been in the habit of going into the river at this place, but from some cause he lost his bearings and got into deep water and was drowned.
     Mr. John Craig was near the scene in a skiff, and hearing the cries of the boy, hastened to his relief, but could not reach him in time to save his life. The body was rescued and funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 30, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McGuire, Thurman

WWII Veteran, Former Resident Died At Age 44
     Thurman McGuire, 44, a native of Gallia county and a World War II veteran died Sunday morning in a Columbus hospital. He was a member of Whitehall VFW Post. He was born in Gallia county the son of the late George McGuire, and his mother Mrs. Alva Rife of Lesage, W. Va., survives. Other survivors are his wife, the former Elizabeth Mae Adams, four sons and three daughters, James Edward, Gearold Gene, Charles Keith and Thurman, Jr., Mrs. Wanda Blaine, Mrs. Doris Kilkenney, and Miss Judith Ann.
     Six brothers and five sisters who survive are Lester, Sherman and Mrs. Willard Cox, all of Northup, Mrs. Jack Queen of Mercerville, Mrs. Vance Dray of Gallipolis, Glenville, and Lenville, both of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Barnes of Winchester, Mrs. Joe Thompson, of Columbus, Marvin of Crown City, and Otho of San Jose, Calif. There are six grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Gosnell Funeral home, 3431, E. Main St., Columbus. Burial will be in Glen Rest cemetery.

[Note: handwritten date on obit reads, "3-10-63". buried in Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Ohio]

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


McGuire, Willie

Farmer Dies at Clay Home
     Willie McGuire, 72, who had been ailing for several months but in a critical condition for the past couple of months, died at 6:45 Sunday evening at his residence about 1 _ miles back of City Chapel Church.
     Mr. McGuire was born Feb. 18, 1879, in this county to the late Augustus and Margaret Satchwell McGuire. His mother was a native of Kentucky. Mr. McGuire was a lifelong farmer. He was married to the former Miss Najesta Blankenship, who survives along with two sons, James T. and John A. McGuire, Rt. 1, Bladen, and one daughter, Mrs. Edith Day, Rt. 1, Bladen and two grandchildren. He was a member of Pawpaw Church.
     Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating. Interment will be made in the Church cemetery by C. R. Halley, Mercerville.

[Note: 27 May 1951 handwritten on obituary.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


McHale, Alice

Death of Mrs. McHale
     Mrs. Alice McHale, wife of the late Martin McHale, died at the hospital in Charleston Sunday, April 18, 1920, at 11 o’clock. The remains will be brought here to Mrs. G. A. Tabits’ for burial. Funeral services will be at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at the St. Louis Church. Burial will follow at Pine Street in charge of Hayward.

[Note: 7/29/1854 - 4/18/1920 d/o John Gallegher per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 19, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McHale, John A.

World War Veteran Dies In Soldiers Home
Body of John McHale Is Brought Home For Burial
     John A. McHale, World War veteran and son of Anthony McHale, died Thursday morning in the hospital at the National Soldiers Home at Dayton, where he had been a patient since April 4. Mr. McHale was thirty-two years old. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy, April 24, 1917, at the beginning of the World War, and was discharged Aug. 23, 1921. He served on the U. S. S. Dorothea and the U. S. S. Eagle and for two years and nine months he was stationed at Whittey Island, a sea and air plane base off the coast of Ireland.
     His ill health dates from the time of his discharge from service. He became critically ill last Saturday when his father went to his bedside where he remained to the end. In addition to his father, one brother William McHale, New Lexington, O. survives. He also leaves three aunts, Mrs. Herbert Walker, and Mrs. Robert Michael, of Columbus; Miss Norah McHale, of New York and an uncle, Michael McHale, of Charleston, all of whom were devoted to him during his long illness.
     The body arrived here Thursday evening in the care of his father and will be at the funeral parlors of George J. Wetherholt and Sons until the funeral service which will be Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in St. Louis Catholic church, Rev. Father Dowd officiating. Interment in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 30, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McHale, Martin

Death of Martin McHale
     Martin McHale, Jr., son of Michael A and Susan McHale,deceased, died Tuesday, May 15, 1923, at 2:30 p.m., aged 44 years 4 months and 13 days. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. H. B. Walker, Mrs. Robert Michael, both of Columbus; Mrs. M. Noll Turner of North Augusta, SC; Miss Nora A. McHale of New York City and two brothers, Michael and Tony McHale of this city.
     The funeral will be private, burial at Pine Street Cemetery. No flowers. Funeral by G.J. Wetherholt and Sons.           
                    The Family

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 16, 1923
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McHale, Micael Angelo

Michael McHale Dead
Well Known Broom Maker Passed Away Thursday Evening
     Mr. Michael Angelo McHale passed away at his home on First Avenue and Cedar Street, Thursday evening, Oct. 12, 1912. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Father Kessler at St. Louis Catholic Church, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, the interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Mr. McHale is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Susie E. Murray, to whom he was married in 1875, her home then being between Vinton and Porter; also the following children, the fruit of that marriage,: Anthony, Martin (the afflicted one), Mrs. Herbert Walker of Columbus, Misses Alice and Amy and Michael at home and Miss Norah McHale, now a teacher at St. Agnes Academy in Alliance, Nebraska. The last named will not be to the funeral services she residing so far away, but Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Walker and their children came down at noon.
     Mr. McHale was a broom maker by occupation and had worked at the business since he was twelve years old and was probably unexcelled by any in the making of a broom. He and his deceased brother, Martin, carried on the business here for years and he carried it on his own account for years. At the time of his death he was the foreman in the Tabit Broom Factory.
     Mr. McHale mingled but little with his fellow men. His whole life seemed devoted to his home and family. His every thought was for their comfort and happiness and all work and effort were made sweet to him in providing for them.
     The family is completely overwhelmed in grief at their bereavement. He was always so kind and affectionate. Mrs. McHale, who is much of an invalid from a bronchial asthmatic trouble and the care of their 33 years son, whose mind never developed any after a spell of illness, when a mere child, says Michael's devotion and kindness were such, that their home was always full of sunshine and happiness, despite all their afflictions and now that he is gone it seems almost beyond endurance. She and the family will have the deepest sympathy in their bereavement.
     Michael had been a resident of this city ever since directly after the war when he came here with his mother, Mrs. Ann McHale and son Martin. Mrs. McHale was united in marriage here with Mr. John Lavin and both died here. Michael had always been a quiet, inoffensive, good citizen and wherever known was well liked.      At one time he was very large and opulent but his ailments had reduced him to a mere shadow of his former self. He would work up to the last minute, even when it was most strenuously objected to by his family and it was only last Saturday that he came home from the factory so ill that he did not return. He lived his life dutifully as he saw it and laid it down serenely at the end.

[Note: Born July 7, 1853 Baltimore, MD; died Oct. 10, 1912 59 years 3 months and 3 days. Parents: Anthony McHale & Ann Ambrogann (both born Mayo County, Ireland. Burial: Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Oct. 11, 1912
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


McIntire, Duncan

     Died at his residence in this place, on Tuesday evening last, Duncan McIntire, an old and highly respectable citizen of this town, in the 73rd year of his age. His funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock, from his late residence on 3d street.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 6, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


McIntyre, Alexander

     Alexander McIntyre died Friday after a sickness of two years, during the most of which time he was a gentle patient sufferer. Mr. McIntyre was born in Kilbarchan, Scotland, coming to this country in 1832. In 1838, he came to Gallipolis and with the exception of occasional years, has made this his home since. He leaves a family of four sons and one daughter. Mrs. Henry Bell is the only sister and the surviving member of the family Too much respect can not be paid to the memory of a model citizen. Mr. McIntyre was all that could be expected as a father, friend and citizen. He was a man of correct principles, correct habits and honest sentiments.
     He was laid away as he wished and as he lived, simply, with no show, no glitter. The earth of Gallipolis Cemetery covers the remains of an honest man; laid to rest under the ministrations of Rev. C. F. Creighton of the M. E. Church.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to return our sincere thanks to friends for the many acts of kindness shown us during the sickness and last sad ceremonies attending the death of our husband and father.
           THE FAMILY OF ALEX. MCINTYRE

[Note: Born in Scotland in 1812, h/o Mary J., Children: Kate and George per 1880 Census; 1850 Census shows Daughter Julia, Age 1]

The Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, April 13, 1882
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McIntyre, George Duncan

Death of George D. McIntyre
     On Friday evening of last week the sad news of the sudden death of Mr. George Duncan McIntyre reached this city from Charleston, where Mr. McIntyre expired at about half-past four o’clock in the afternoon of that day. Saturday evening the remains were brought to this city and taken to the residence of his mother, Mrs. M. J. McIntyre, on Court Street. They were accompanied by his widow, his sister (Miss Kate McIntyre, of this city, who went to Charleston upon learning of his death), Mrs. Edward Bibby, of Charleston, mother-in-law of the deceased, Colonel Rudesill, representing the Lodge of Elks, and Mr. Charles W. Walker, representing the Knights of Pythias, and Mr. C. M. Adams, of this city.
     The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Monday afternoon, Rev. W. E. I. d’Argent, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. P. A. Baker, of the M. E. Church. The burial was at the old cemetery, and there was a very large attendance. Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Odd Fellows, and the Elks, and the funeral was in charge of the first named organization, assisted by the other two Orders. The pallbear[er]s were Messrs. J. A. Lupton, C. M. Adams, H. V. Sanns, O. M. Henking, W. B. Shober, S. H. Frank, J. T. Hanson, and James Stone.  Escort—Will Kling and Fred Kerr, representing the Elks; Ed. Deardorff and C. H. D. Summers, representing the Knight[s] of Pythias; Harry Summers and Will Blair, representing the Odd Fellows.  The pall bearers and escort were nearly all life-long friends of the deceased. The interment was at the Old Cemetery, by Hayward & Son.
     Mr. McIntyre was born in this city on the 5th day of January, 1859, and until about three years since was engaged in the tinware business in the building at the corner of Court and Third Streets. In January of 1889 he married Miss Mame Bibby, of Charleston, who survives him, as do a child of twenty months, a mother, a sister, and two brothers, all of whom mourn the loss of a loving, devoted, and indulgent husband, father, son, and brother.
     About three years since Mr. McIntyre moved to Charleston, and engaged in the hardware and stove business. Two years ago he was taken ill with la grippe, which left his health so impaired that he was ill almost continually until his death. Numerous physicians were consulted, and Hot Springs, Ark., and other health resorts were visited, but without appreciable benefit. A little over a year ago sickness compelled him to retire from business.
     A week ago yesterday afternoon Mr. McIntyre went to his room to take a nap. Shortly afterwards his wife returned from a visit to the bank and found the door of his room locked—he was in the habit of locking the door so as not to be disturbed. Mrs. McIntyre knocked, and as there was no response she grew uneasy and asked her sister, Miss Kate Bibby, to try and effect an entrance by the window, and unlock the door from the inside. Miss Bibby climbed in the window, and as she passed by Mr. McIntyre, who was lying on the bed, noticed an unnatural pallor on his face. A doctor was immediate called, who found that life was extinct. Mr. McIntyre had evidently passed away quietly in his sleep, without pain.
     The news of his death produced a profound shock in this city, and elicited many expressions of deep regret. Mr. McIntyre was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends here, and for many years was prominent in social and business circles. His bereaved relatives were assured of the deep sympathy which was universally felt for them in the hour of their bereavement.
 
Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday June 2, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


McIntyre, Henry B.

O.O. McIntyre's Father Dies
End to Henry B. McIntyre at Home at Plattsburg, Mo.
     Henry B. McIntyre, 71 years old, father of O.O. McIntyre, the writer, dies of heart disaease at his home here last night.
     Mr. McIntyre was born in Ashland, Ky. He lived in Gallipolis, O., several years. About fifty years ago he moved to Plattsburg. He lived here more than fifty years. He was owner of the LeClede hotel here and the Richmond hotel in Richmond, Mo. He had retired from the management five years ago.
     O.O. McIntyre now is in Paris. He was notified by cablegram of the death of his father. Besides his son, Henry B. McIntryre leaves a daughter, Mrs. Newton Tabb, 3759 Wayne avenue, Kansas City. Funeral services will be at 3 o'clock tomorrow at the home. Burial will be at Plattsburg.

Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri
June 1, 1926
Contributed by Joyce Robinson                                                                      Top of Page


McIntyre, Julia Ann

     Died, in Ashland, Ky., on the 6th inst., of croup, Julia Ann, daughter of Alexander and Joanna McIntyre, formerly of this place, aged five years and four months.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 14, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


McIntyre, Kate

Miss McIntyre Dead

     Miss Kate McIntyre, a former resident of this city and who conducted a millinery store at Court and Third streets, died Wednesday at the home of her brother, Henry McIntyre, at Plattsburg, Mo. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry McIntyre of this city. The body arrived in Gallipolis Friday and funeral services were held that afternoon by Rev. J.R. Fields.

Gallia Times
May 20, 1917
Transcribed by J. Farley


McIntyre, Maybelle Hope [Small]

Widow of Famed Syndicated Columnist dies at 101
     Maybelle Hope Small McIntyre, 101, widow of famed syndicated columnist O.O. McIntyre, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Care Unit. She was born Feb. 9, 1884, in Gallipolis daughter of the late Kate Gatewood Small for whom their Gatewood mansion was named and Capt. Charles R. Small. She and Oscar Odd McIntyre were married on his 24th birthday, Feb. 18, 1908, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James H. White in Newport, Ky., across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. At the time McIntyre was a reporter on the Cincinnati Post.

Anniversary Gift
     Although O. O. McIntyre never saw Gatewood- the house in Gallipolis where her grandparents, Capt. and Mrs. James Gatewood, had lived- after it was resorted, his body lay in state there prior to his funeral. His death came on Feb. 14, 1938. He had bought it as a 25th anniversary gift for Maybelle.
     After his death, Mrs. McIntyre stayed at Gatewood during part of every summer until the late 1960’s until she neared 90 years of age. Then she moved to Gatewood as a permanent resident. She was Christian Scientist and attended the Science Church in Huntington. In her later years she attended First Baptist Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Grace United Methodist Church and The First United Presbyterian Church, the last being only a block away from Gatewood.

Lifestyle Recalled
She deposed of her two Rolls Royce limousines in favor of a Lincoln Continental in which she toured Gallia County. Jerry Dillon and the late Bus Less were her local Gallipolis drivers. More recently, she walked to church and elsewhere in town. Her maid, Nora Mosley, died a few years ago and she was alone, except for a cousin, Kathryn Frinfrock. [newspaper said Pinfrock but that is incorrect]
     The McIntyre’s went to New York City in 1912 and achieved literary and financial success. Maybelle served as his nurse, companion and business manager.

“Took Care of Business”
     In “The Big Town,” published in 1935, McIntyre wrote of his wife: “…My wife has for 10 years attended to all my business affairs. She arranges and dictates all the terms of my contracts. The net income goes to her, and I still feel she has been underpaid. The gentlest of women, she is declared by astute executives to be the shrewdest they ever encountered.” In different words McIntyre gave the same opinion in another book, “Twenty-Five Selected Stories” (1929), starting with a five-page autobiography: “She has entire charge of my business affairs.”

Invited “Home”
     At a dinner April 15, 1935, given by Frank R. Vance at the Lafayette Hotel, a large group of commercial and civic leaders passed a resolution inviting the McIntyre’s to “come home” Part of the resolution read: “Be it further resolved, as to Mrs. McIntyre, that her beauty and charm, as well as her sterling qualities of heart and mind, have made her the object of the sincere affection and high esteem of all of those who know her; and that the important part she has played in the spectacular success of her distinguished husband is a constant source of pride and satisfaction to the friends and admirers of her youth…”
     Maybelle McIntyre and her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hays had lunch once at the White House on March 3, 1933, with President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover.
     Maybelle McIntyre restored the white bench fence around the Public Square- the bench fence upon which she and her childhood sweetheart, O.O. McIntyre, played as children. The OOM Park District was names in honor of her late husband in the early 1970’s.

Was a Teacher
     She was a kindergarten teacher prior to her marriage.

     Private graveside services will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday in Mound Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Florence Arnett, Christian Science Practitioner, is in charge of the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Willis Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1985
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


McIntyre, Oscar Odd

Heart Attack Fatal to O.O. McIntyre, Beloved Columnist
     Oscar Odd McIntyre, newspaper columnist, to whom millions of Americans looked for their impressions of New York City, died Monday in his Park Avenue apartment.
     One of the famous newspapermen of the nation, he came to New York from a small Ohio town, and always boasted that he never lost the naïve curiosity of the “home town boy.” For a quarter of a century his daily column, “New York Day By Day,” gained increasing fame, and in recent years was published in almost 500 newspapers.
     McIntyre, who would have been 54 on Friday, died at 2 o’clock in the morning, apparently of a heart attack. His health had not been good for some time. He was taken ill Saturday.
     McIntyre’s friendships ran through all classes and types of people – Broadway’s great, the big city’s ordinary people, each alike claimed his attention.
     He lived much alone in recent years doing his work in his richly-furnished apartment, aided in great measure by his wife, the former Maybelle Hope Small of Gallipolis, Ohio.

Click on the following link for the rest of this obituary: Oscar Odd McIntyre


McKahn, Parnelle [Newsom]

Former Gallipolis Lady
Mrs. Newsom Dies in the Far West at Portland, Oregon
     Mrs. H. N. Ford of this city, is in receipt of news from Mrs. Morgan Jerman of the death of her sister, Mrs. Parnell Newsom, widow of Mr. McKahn, at Portland, Oregon, recently. This will be regretful news to many old friends here. Parnie, as she was familiarly called here, was the eldest daughter of those two fine old people, Junius and Elizabeth Newsom, who built the little brick cottage on Grape street near the river, in later years and after living there awhile moved to what is now the E. G. Alcorn residence, which their son of Columbus owned for a while. This was after their children had reached adult age and had become scattered abroad.  Parnie was a handsome, bright popular girl, an Academy student under the A. G. Sears administration, and afterward taught school. She was united in marriage with Mr. McKahn in Minnesota, but her husband died several years ago. She left four daughters, two married, to mourn the loss of a good mother. She was 71 or 72 years old and died of heart trouble.
     She was one of eleven children in her parents’ family, all of whom did well in life.  Her father was the first one to die.  He ran a mill here at one time and was a well liked man. We do not know whether we can name the surviving children, but her sister Mary who married Tom Maupin, a clerk in Capt. G. W. Cox’s store lives at Wichita, Kas., Mrs. Jerman at Post Falls, Idaho, now at Seattle nursing her husband who had the misfortune to lose a portion of his leg recently, which has already been told in the Tribune and brothers, Charles of Athens, Fred on a Kansas farm, Al of somewhere in Idaho and another brother whose name we can’t just recall at Seattle, Wash.
     Her death occurred July 6th at Portland and she was laid to rest there mourned by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, July 27, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


McKean, Clark

Clark McKean
     Clark, second son of C.D. and Eliza McKean, of Clay Township died with measles at Minot, Dakota, May 22, 1887, aged 20 years and 4 months. He leaves an affectionate father, a loving mother, four brothers, 3 sisters and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
     He was a kind son, a loving brother and endeared to all who knew him. It seems so hard that one so young and with such bright prospects before him should be taken from us. No more will thy merry voice cheer our aching hearts; there is an empty void time can never fill.
     Dear friends, do not mourn thy loved one;remember He doeth all things well. Peace to his slumbering dust;immortality to his sacred memory.

A mother's heart seems breaking now,
For the boy she loved so well;
Father and kindred mourn for thee,
And of thy kindness love to tell.

And may friends you too have left,
Who are mourning now for you,
Though your life was short among us,
We know t'was kind and true.

But we'll try to bear up bravely,
While in this world we dwell,
And try to remember with faith,
that God doth all things well.

Clark, thou art gone to rest,
Thine was an early tomb,
But Jesus summoned thee away,
Thy Saviour calls thee home.

Oh, joy to think of ties of love,
That death hath power to sever,
shall be restored to us above,
Unbroken there forever.
                                                  Becca

Gallipolis Paper
May 22, 1887
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


McKean, Elizama

     Mrs. Elizama McKean, whose death occurred March 8, at her home near Leaper, was in her 78th year, having been born in Clay Township, Feb. 13, 1842. She was a daughter of Anderson Long.
On October 8, 1863, she was married to U. D. McKean, who died March 7, 1917. She is survived by four children, George W., Burma, Idaho; Mrs. P. M. Blazer, Crown City; Charles M. and Lena May, at home. The children who preceded her in death were Hiram D., Alexander Clark and John A. She is also survived by 20 grand-children, 5 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Clark Warren and Miss Maggie Long.
     Mrs. McKean was an honored member of Providence Church from 1885 till her death. She was a loving wife and mother, devoted and attached to her family and home.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial by J. W. Stevers.

[Note: from stone buried Providence Church died 8 March 1919]

Gallipolis paper
March 8, 1919
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


McKean, Robert

      DROWNED - Robert McKean, an old and respectable citizen of Gallia county, Ohio, and his daughter, aged 18 or 20, were drowned on the 1st. inst., in attempting to cross Raccoon creek in a canoe.

[Note: Daughter's name was Nancy and her age was 16. Deaths occurred on New Year's Day. Both are buried at Centenary in Green Township.]

The North American
Page 1 January 18, 1847
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely                                                                 Top of Page


McKean, Sybil Royer

     Services were held Friday, July 5, 1996 in the Shelton Funeral Home, Decatur, Ala., for Sybil Evelyn Royer McKean, 76, Gallipolis, who died Tuesday, July 2, 1996, in Gallipolis. The Rev. Don Gentry officiated and burial was in the Raper Cemetery, Decatur.
     Born Oct. 15, 1919 in Morgan County, she was a U. S. Civil Service employee and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She attended Trinity High School and Anderson’s Business School.
     Surviving are her husband, John Anderson McKean; two sons, Michael McKean of Gallipolis, and John Patrick McKean of Richmond, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Sherman Royer of Decatur.

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


McKean, William A.

     William A. McKean, 71, a former Gallipolis resident, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.Born Aug. 21, 1911, in Gallipolis, son of the late Lee and Bird Watterson McKean, he was a 1928 Gallia Academy High School graduate and worked as an electrical engineer.
     He married Dellabelle Johnson in 1933, and she also preceded him in death in 1965.Surviving are a son, John Stephen of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Penny, at home, and Mrs. James (Leah) Abend of Enon, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and a brother, John of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with Rev. Allan Barone officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Died 1983]

Gallipolis paper
1983
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                  Top of Page


McKee, Flora May [Cross]

Burns Prove Fatal To Mrs. McKee At Hospital Today
     Mrs. Flora May McKee, 69, widow of Patrick F. McKee, died at 2:15 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. Death resulted from terrible burns she received on her torso and hands on Jan. 31 at her home a mile from Porter on the Clark Chapel Road. Her suffering was prolonged and intense, judging from her incoherent outcries.
     Mrs. McKee and her son, Afton McKee, lived together in what is known as the Barlow Morehouse property. On the date mentioned when she backed up close to an open grate fire her dress caught fire and was burned off in a flash. Her hands as well as her back and sides were seared by the flames as she tried to beat them out.
   Funeral was tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Porter Methodist Church, with Rev. C. W. Boyer in charge, burial in Vinton Memorial Park. Decedent was a daughter of Linza and Julie Cross and was born March 14, 1878. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving besides the son are these four brothers and a sister: Walter E. and Haley R. Cross, Langsville; Alva E. Cross, Cheshire; Russell C. Cross; Mrs. Ora L. Price, Terra Haute, Ind.

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


McKendire, Rachel

Greenfield Township Death
     Mrs. Rachel McKendire of near ----el died Saturday evening after an illness of about four months. She was 76 years of age and is survived by three sons by a first marriage and one son by her second marriage. The funeral and burial services were held at Dry Ridge Baptist Church Monday afternoon at two o'clock.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 5, 1912
Transcribed by Karen Strojin


McKenzie, David William

     GALLIPOLIS - David William McKenzie, 79, of Gallipolis, passed away at 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 2, 1935, in Racine, Ohio, he was the son of the late James W. and Laura E. Shain McKenzie.
     He was retired after 30 years of service as executive director of the Gallia County Agriculture, Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). David was a former teacher at the Southwestern High School and served several years as a Gallipolis Township trustee. He also was a former member of the Gallia County Veterans Service Commission. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Racine First Baptist Church and attended Fairhaven United Methodist Church.
     Surviving is his wife, Charlene Leedy McKenzie, whom he married Oct. 14, 1956, in Jackson, Ohio; his daughter, Jozie (Rick) Roberts, of Gallipolis; two sons, Jeffery David (Donna) McKenzie, of Chapel Hill, N. C., and James Phillip (Kim) McKenzie, of Rural Retreat, Va.; and four grandchildren, Christopher Roberts, David Ian McKenzie, Katherine Shea McKenzie and Trevor Jackson McKenzie.
     Private family funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Jamie Mosley. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in David’s memory to Fairhaven United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Margaret Finnicum, Treasurer, 851 State Route 7 North, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 30, 2014
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McKinley, Mary G.

     Mrs. Geo. McKinley, aged about eight-five years and living on J. V. Porter’s place in Harrison township for over twenty years died Friday morning at 6 o’clock leaving a husband and grown up family. She was a fine old lady.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 19, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McKinney, Charles

Colored Resident Dies
     Charles McKinney, aged 43, only child of Wilson and Margaret McKinney, well known colored people, died Tuesday at the home of his parents, on Mill Creek Road, after an illness of six years from paralysis. He had been married, his wife dying several years ago. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Edison, at Paint Creek, Baptist church, at 2 p.m. Thursday and interment in Pine Street Cemetery in charge W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 28, 1927
Transcribed by J. Farley


McKinney, James

     James McKinney, a colored man, died very suddenly in the home of his brother-in-law, Wm. Howard, on Mill Creek, Tuesday evening. The swollen condition of the body aroused suspicion that unforunate man had been poisoned.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 8, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


McKinney, John

DIED
     McKINNEY - March 10, 1881, John McKinney (colored) aged two weeks.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1881


McKnight, William

Services To Be Sunday For William McKnight
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Grace Methodist Church for William McKnight, 67, Gallipolis city commissioner and hardware merchant who died Thursday morning at his home at 227 Third Ave.
     Mr. McKnight was born in 1885 in Lawrence County, the son of Charles and Alice Stewart McKnight.  In 1911 he moved to Gallipolis, where he worked in the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics, now the Gallipolis State Institute, and later joined the staff of the A. M. Blake Hardware Co.
     In 1949, he was elected a city commissioner after filling out the unexpired term of Jack Knight.  He would have been up for re-election next year.  In 1924, Mr. McKnight and Lehr Davies founded the McKnight-Davies Co.
     The commissioner was a member of the Gallipolis Masonic Morning Dawn Lodge 7, F and AM; Moriah Council 32, R and SM; Gallipolis Chapter 79, R and AM; Rose Commandery 43, Knight Templars; Gallipolis Chapter 283; OES.  He also belonged to the Aladdin Temple, Shrine, and was a charter member and first president of the Gallipolis Shrine Club.
     Other clubs and fraternities to which he belonged are the Gallipolis Kiwanis Club, Naomi Lodge 55, Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America; Junior Order United American Mechanics; and the Ohio Valley Grange.
     Mr. McKnight is survived by his wife, Esta Liddy and one sister, Mrs. Griff Clay. Funeral rites will be conducted by the Rev. J. V. Stone with the Rev. Paul Niswander assisting.  Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Waugh funeral home in Gallipolis until one hour before the church service.

The Athens Messenger
Friday, June 20, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McKown, Samuel

MCKOWN
     October 27th, near Addison, Gallia county, Ohio, Mr. Samuel McKown, aged 71 years, 4 months and 25 days. His late illness was caused by injuries received by falling from his horse some two months ago. Mr. McKown was born in Martinsburg, Berkley county, West Va., June 2d, 1804, and emigrated with his father to Wellsburg, Brook county, Virginia, when he was but eight years old, where he lived until he was 22 years old. He was then united in marriage to Miss Martha Evans, and removed to Gallia county, Ohio, where he has since resided. He leaves an aged companion, two sons and four daughters, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.

[Note: Buried in McKown Cemetery in Addison Township]

Unknown Newspaper
About Wednesday, October 27, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


McLeish, Annie [Gow]

Mrs. Annie McLeish
     Mrs. Annie McLeish, widow of the late Duncan McLeish (who died March 11, 1880,) was born March 1814 in Comery, Scotland, died Apr. 4, 1894, aged 80 years. Her maiden name was Gow. She was married to Duncan McLeish in 1837. Of this union there were born eight children; two sons and six daughters. Six of them survive her; two sons and four daughters.
     They came to this country in 1842, living for a while at Columbiana, then moved to this county settling on a farm about two miles from Vinton. There they spent the remainer of their lives. She was of a cheerful and loving disposition, endearing her to all friends and acquaintances. To know her was to love her. Those who knew her best loved her most. Her character was spotless. She had been in poor health for years but bore it patiently, ever trusting in the Creator. In her death the community has lost a good friend and neighbor; her children a faithful and affectionate mother, but their loss is her eternal gain. She was baptized in youth, joining the Presbyterian church, and her life was an example of piety, integrity and morality.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. McKay, Presbyterian minister of Wilkesville, Ohio. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband, in the family burying ground on their farm.

April 25, 1894
Gallipolis Weekly
Transcribed by Henny Evans


McLeod, Lucinda A [Waddell]

IN MEMORY
     Lucinda A. McLeod was born near the Alexander Church in Gallia County, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1844. She died near Cora Jan. 5, 1919; aged 74 years, 11 months and 6 days.
     She was united in marriage to Robert B. McLeod, Dec. 25, 1861. To this union were born two children, Thomas Emmett, who departed this life July 1, 1899 and Irene L. Jones. Robert B. McLeod, her husband, departed this life June 12, 1886.
     She leaves one daughter, Irene Jones and daughter-in-law, Laura McLeod, 8 grandchildren namely, Clarence, Willard, May and Emmett McLeod of Columbus, Ohio, Norman McLeod of Lancaster, Ohio and Halsey McLeod, who is now with the Marines stationed at Quantico, VA and Helen Jones Ourey and Doris Jones of Cora and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
     She was a member of the Alexander Church for many years and later joined the Cora M. E. Church in which she lived a consistent member until her death. To know the life Grandma lived one needs only to ask anyone who lived in the neighborhood. She always met everyone with a glad hand and a smile.

[Note: Buried in Hulbert Cemetery in Green Township. Death Certificate shows her as McCloud--Parents: John Waddell (VA) and Lazinda Armstrong (KY)]

Gallia Times
Jan. 15, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


McLeod, Thomas Emmett

Death of Mr. T.E. McLeod
     Mr Thomas Emmett McLeod of whose serious illness we have made frequent mention; died about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, aged 38 years. He left a wife, Mrs. Laura Jones McLeod and six children, 4 boys, 2 girls; the eldest Clarence age 14.
     Mr. McLeod was taken ill 2 weeks ago with typhoid fever. His disease progressed favorable up to last Sunday morning when he was taken worse and gradually went down.
     He was a carpenter by trade but had a farm and followed that also. He was a highly respected citizen and his Mother and one sister, Mrs. Gomer Jones, are also left to mourn his loss.
     He had been Assessor for his township; twice was a member of the Board of Education at the time of his death and had held other positions of trust and responsibility.

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


McManis, Freda [Spires]

Mrs. Freda Spires McManis Passes
    
Mrs. Freda Spires McManis died Tuesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ivy Rupe Spires of Eno. She had been taken there the night before after being a patient at the Holzer Hospital for nearly two weeks. She had Bright’s disease.
     She was the wife of Charles Arnold McManis of Wellston, having married him last June 24. She is survived by, in addition to the husband and mother, two step-brothers, Dennis Spires, Gallipolis, and Gerald Spires, Keystone.
     Funeral rites will be held at Morgan Center at 2 o’clock Friday. It was the tentative plan to have the burial in Zion cemetery on Route 324 where members of the McManis family are buried.

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


McMillen, Asher

     Asher McMillen, of whose serious mishap mention was made in the Journal died Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock from the effects of the injuries received at that time. He was 59 years and 11 days old, leaves a widow and eight children--six sons and two daughters, the youngest of whom is ten years of age. We are not advised as to the time of the funeral. He was a highly respected citizen and an uncle of Mrs. Ira W. Booten. The family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[Note: born 4/17/1836; died 4/29/1894. Buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Morgan Township]

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1894
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McMillin, Frank

Death of Frank McMillin

    Mr. Frank McMillen [sic] died last Sunday at his home near the Burkhardt place of tuberculois. He leaves a wife and six children. They moved here from West Virginia last fall and the long illness of the husband exhausted their means and has left them in poor circumstances. The funeral was held at his home Monday afternoon by Rev. Benjamin Dunn. Interment following by Hayward at Centenary.

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


McMillin, Louisa

In Memory of Louisa McMillin

Friend after friend depart;
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That finds not here an end.
Were this frail world, our only rest
Living or dying none were blest.

     The subject of this sketch, Louisa Wilcox, was born March 17, 1841 and died July 17, 1927, aged 86 years, 4 months. She was married to Asher McMillin, March 3, 1861. To this union were born nine children, seven sons and two daughters. Two sons, Loren and Hiram preceded her in death. Her husband died in 1894, so she has been a widow for 33 years.
     Mrs. McMillin was a woman of many sterling traits of character. At one time she was a member of the M. E. church at Pine Grove, Gallia county, Ohio. She has been an industrious, useful and kind woman. She was the last child of Hiram Wilcox, Sr., and wife. She spent her entire life in Morgan township, Gallia county, Ohio, where she has many friends, all of whom say she was a good kind woman and a loving mother and faithful wife.
     She leaves behind to mourn her departure her seven children, Willie of Canton, Ohio, Joe of Alvada,Ohio, Libbie of Port William, Ohio, Guy and Emerson of Gahanna, Ohio, Ira and Jennie at home, thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, besides many nephews and nieces. All testify she was a good mother. It is everywhere known that her children cared for her tenderly.

[Note: Buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Huntington, Twp]

Gallia Times
Aug 4, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


McMullen, Charles Otto

Veteran’s Death Is Unexpected
     Charles Otto McMullen, 60, died at 4 p.m., Wednesday at his home, 865-½ Fourth Ave., Gallipolis. He had been in failing health for the past month. Arrangements were being made to take him to the Veteran’s hospital in Huntington Thursday. He was found dead by Ada Green who was going to prepare him to leave for Huntington.
     McMullen was born Oct. 12, 1893, in Kanawha Falls, W. Va., the son of Rife and Lottie McMullen. In his younger years, he was a coal miner. He moved to Gallipolis shortly after the 1913 flood. McMullen was one of the first laborers hired to erect the original Holzer hospital. He was a veteran of World War I and was reported to have been gassed while overseas. He is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Percy Franklin of Joliet, Illinois. He was the last of his immediate family.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Preston C. Smith officiating. The local American Legion will conduct military rites. Burial will follow in the Legion lot in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday night and until time for the services Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 29, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


McMullen, Peter

Peter McMullen
      Mr. Peter McMullen, manager of the Gallipolis Journal, died this Friday morning Feb. 19, 1904, at half past four o'clock aged about 56 years. Particulars next week.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 19, 1904
Vol. XXXVII, No. 17
Transcribed by Charles Wright

McMullen, Peter

     Peter McMullen was born in Lebanon, Ohio on Sept. 6, 1847 he died Feb. 19, 1904 at the age of 56 years 9 months and 13 days. When a boy he interned in the office of the Western Star and when 16 years old he went to the Cincinnati Commercial. He married Alice Vanden, daughter of the venerable James Vanden, the retired carriage maker and hardware merchant.

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


McNeal, Nancy

Buried at Centerville
     Mrs. Nancy McNeal, aged 70, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Jones, of Oak Hill. Mrs. McNeal had attended Sunday school and church in the morning and after dinner said she would lie down to rest. In a short time one of her grandchildren passed through the room and noticed a change in Mrs. McNeal. Mrs. Jones was called at once, but by the time she reached her mother's side, all life had gone.
     Mrs. McNeal had been making her home in Oak Hill since last November and derived much pleasure from being with her grandchildren and attending the church services. She leaves two sons, Charles of Van Wert county, and Tom of Jimes; also three daugres, Mrs. Everett Denny of Sciotoville, Mrs. Will Davis of Jimes, and Mrs. Jessie Jones of Oak Hill.
     The funeral was held from the M. E. church at Centerville Wednesday with Rev. H. H. Lafferty of Oak Hill as officiating minister. Interment was made at Centerville. - Jackson Sun.

[Note: DC has B.21 Feb 1857 and D.10 Jul 1927]

Gallia Times
Jul 21, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


McNealy, Simon

     A young man named Simon MCNEALLY of Gallipolis, was drowned on Sunday last at the Gallipolis wharf. He was a deck hand on board the Emma Graham, and suddenly called when asleep, arose and walked over-board. The body of the drowned man was found floating in the river on Monday evening a short distance below Gallipolis. An inquest was held and a verdict returned of accidental drowning.

Meigs County Press
Wednesday, July 10, 1867
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                    Top of Page


McNeir, Rachel S. [Silvus]

Rachel S. McNeir
     Rachel S. McNeir, 95, Gallipolis, died Monday, Sept. 9, 1996, in the Holzer Senior Care Center.
Born Oct. 28, 1900, in Athens, daughter of the late Eber Green and Rosetta Frownie Silvus, she was a former secretary in the Ohio University purchasing office. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, and the French Colony Chapter of the DAR. She was a descendent [sic] of Marguerite Snowden and Ira Z. Hanning.
     She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Armstrong, in 1955, and Thomas McNeir; a daughter, Joanna Armstrong, in 1995; and by three brothers and three sisters. Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Moshier of Gallipolis; and four grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
     Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday in the Union Cemetery, Athens, with the Rev. Archie Conn officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


McVey, Naomi [Burns]

Death Of Mrs. Dr. McVey
     Mrs. Oma McVey, wife of Dr. John T. McVey, formerly of the O.H.E., died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Burns, at 911 Third Avenue, Friday, April 9, 1920, at 3 o'clock p.m. Mr & Mrs. McVey were married last January. They had been residing at Massilon, Ohio, where Dr. McVey has a position with the State Institution.
Mrs. McVey had been here from Massilon but a few days when she was stricken with illness that resulted in her death. Mrs. McVey was 27 years of age.
     She is survived by her husband and mother and was a fine young woman with many friends who will regret to hear of her death.
     The funeral will be at their home on Third Avenue Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. Fulton of Rio Grande. The burial will follow at Pine Street Cemetery in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate..born April 3, 1893 in Ohio; died April 9, 1920; aged 27 years and 6 days of age. Parents: Luke Burns born WV and Maggie Wolf born OH. Cause of Death: Pulmonary tuberculosis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 10, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


McWhorter, Charles William

Death Ruled Suicide
     GALLIPOLIS - Dr Donald R Warehime, Gallia County Coroner, ruled Saturday that Charles William McWhorter, 30, Rt 2, Crown City (Swan Creek Rd) died Friday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Clary McWhorter, who told officers her husband had attempted suicide once before and had been under a doctor's care. He had been in failing health the past two years.
     A veteran of the US Air Force, McWhorter was the son of the late Henry McWhorter and Mrs. Marie Fitzgerald of Staunton, VA. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by the following children, Charles, Randy, Ross, Jonatha, Tonda and Kimberly, all at home. Rev Orville Carrico officiating at the funeral, burial Ridgelawn Cemetery.

The Daily Sentinel
September 12, 1971
Transcribed by Merry Anne Peirson


Meadows, Birdella

Mrs. Meadows, 82, Succumbs
     Mrs. Birdella Meadows, 82, who had been a resident of Gallipolis for 37 years died at her home on Chillicothe Rd. at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Meadows had been in failing health in recent years and had been bedfast for two years. She was the widow of Joseph Meadows who died in March, 1927.
     Mrs. Meadows was born at Glenwood, W.Va. on July 27, 1877 and was the last of the six children born to the late Greenville and Mary Cremeans Halley.
     She is survived by a son and daughter. Casby Meadows, Gallipolis furniture merchant and Mrs. C. E. (Ruby) Evans of Chillicothe Rd. There are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Miss Flossie Meadows on Jan. 11, 1957.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Pall bearers will be Bill Joe Evans, Casby Meadows, Jr., Edwin Edleblute, Ed Thompson, Carl Maniskas and Howard Thivener. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 21, 1960
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Meadows, Casby Jr.

     CASBY MEADOWS Jr., 75, of Portsmouth Road, Gallipolis, husband of Betty Thomas Meadows died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was the owner of Empire Furniture Co., Gallipolis. Also
surviving are two sons, Casby "Skip" Meadows, and Tom Meadows, both of Gallipolis. Funeral 1 p m
Tuesday at Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p m and 7 to 9 p m at the funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Research Center, care of Ohio State University, Columbus. [Somehow I doubt this last. Maybe donations?]

23 Aug 1993
Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Submitted by Ernie Wright


Meadows, Dora [Walden]

Mrs. Meadows dead -- Mrs. Dora Maedows, 57, died at her home near Mina Chapel Sunday. The funeral was Tuesday at Ohio Chapel.

[Note:  from stone born: 19 January 1864 died: 24 April 1921 St Nick, Clay Twp]

Gallipolis paper
1921
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Meadows, Ida A. [Riggs]

Meadows Last Rites To Be Friday
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ida A. Meadows, 83, died Wednesday at 1:50 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Agee, 601 Third Ave., after an  illness since August. She was born Dec. 15, 1868 in Anderson, Ind., the daughter of Albert Riggs and Jenny Grobe. On March 20, 1889 she married David Meadows, who died in 1944.
     Mr. and Mrs. Meadows moved from Milton, W. Va. 32 years ago and lived on a farm on Route 141 in Perry Township. Mrs. Meadows moved to Gallipolis seven years ago.
     Surviving members of the family are a daughter, Mrs. Agee (Ethel J.) and the following brothers and sisters: Miss Ona E. Riggs, Frankfort, Ky.; Miss Betty Riggs and Mrs. J. W. Hannan, Huntington and Thomas Riggs, Sanford, Fla.
     Mrs. Meadows was a member of the First Baptist Church at Milton. Friends may call at the Waugh funeral home where services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. W. H. Green officiating. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, January 3, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Meadows, Joseph

Joseph Meadows Dies As Result Of Pneumonia
     Joseph Meadows, 76, died at midnight Thursday in his Brandstetter Heights home after an illness dating from a Monday onset of influenza, which changed into pneumonia.
     Operator of a grocery on Vine Street until 1934, when he retired, Mr. Meadows was a prominent member of the First Baptist Church and of its Berea Sunday School class. Class members will be honorary pallbearers for his funeral at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the church, the Rev. J. Edward Hakes officiating. Members of the Judson Bible Class will be active pallbearers. Burial will be made by Claude Miller in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Decedent was born February 24, 1871, in Glenwood, W.Va., to Andrew and Elizabeth Frances Taylor Meadows. April 22, 1893, he married the former Birdella Holley, who survives, and in 1913 they moved to Cora. In 1929 they moved to Gallipolis. Besides his widow, Mr. Meadows is survived by three children, Casby Meadows, Miss Flossie Meadows, and Mrs. C. L. (Ruby) Evans, all of Gallipolis, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     These brothers and sisters survive: F. M. Meadows and Ela Meadows, Ashton, W. Va., Isaac Meadows, Wellsville; Calvin Meadows, Louisville; Thomas Meadows, Somerset; Euri Meadows, Mrs. Charles Clark, Mrs. Phillip Holly, all of Huntington; Mrs. J. B. Camp, Ashton, W. Va.; two stepsisters: Mrs. E. E. Meadows, Huntington, and Mrs. Timmy Stevens, Huntington.
     From childhood, Mr. Meadows had been a Baptist, uniting early with Glenwood’s Palestine Baptist Church. He transferred his membership in 1919 to Gallipolis’s First Baptist Church of which he was treasurer and a deacon.

March 28, 1947
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Meaige, Rickley Ann

     Mrs. Rickley Ann Meaige sixty-eight years old, of Gallipolis Ferry, who died yesterday in a Huntington hospital, will be buried in the Jordan Baptist Church cemetery at Gallipolis Ferry following funeral services Saturday at 2 p. m. at the church with the Rev. Gerald Martin of Marion, O., officiating. Born November 5, 1895, in Gallia County, O., a daughter of the late Otto and Annibell Shaw Fisher, she had lived in Mason County for the past 25 years and was a member of the Church of Christ at Henderson.
     Survivors include her husband, Clarence Meiagle; four daughters, Mrs. Violet Lee of Gallipolis Ferry, Mrs. Mae Stevens of Apple Grove, Mrs. Mondee Harrison of Hollywood, Fla., and Mrs. Shirley Leech of Point Pleasant; four sons, Bud Lee Meaigle of Gallipolis Ferry,  Estille Meaigle of Gallipolis Ferry, Nicholas Meaigle of Kanauga, Ohio, and Barton Maigle of Henderson; four brothers, Oxley Fisher of Bladen, Ohio, Clarence and Lewis Fisher, both of Eureka, Ohio, and Shirley Fisher of Columbus; 33 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
     The body is at Stevens Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, where friends may call today after 10 a. m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Meal, Grover

In Memoriam
                    
In loving memory of our son and brother, Grover Meal, who died Nov. 6, 1938.

Dear Son, November brings sad memory of a loved one gone to rest;
You will never be forgotten by the ones who loves you best,
We often sit and think of you And think of how you died;
To think you could not say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes,
You are gone but not forgotten; Never will the memory fade;
Sweetest thoughts will ever linger
Around the grave where you are laid.
                                                                 
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Meal.

[Note: Tombstone St. Nick Cemetery in Clay Township; b. 1912 d. 1936; son of Adam and Myrtie. Note year of death does not match that on the tombstone.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Meal, Mary Dorathy

     Died, on the 29th day of September, 1863, of sore throat, Mary Dorathy Meal, aged 14 years, 5 months, and 12 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 8, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Meal, Rosina Brucker

OBITUARY
     Mrs. Rosina Brucker Meal was born May 19, 1850 in Allegheny, Pa., and died Sept. 21, 1934 at 10 a.m. at her home in Yellowtown, aged 84 years, 4 months and 2 days. Mrs. Meal was the wife of George Meal to whom she was married June 23, 1868. Mr. Meal died June 1, 1889. There were born to this union ten children as follows: Leonard, William, John, Adam and George, and girls, Mary, Emma, Lenora, Cora and Naomi. The ones who preceded her in death are Leonard, William, Emma and Lenora. She also leaves to mourn her loss 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: John, Adam, George, Barbara and Carolyn Brucker and Mrs. Sarah Walters. Besides a host of other relatives and friends.
     Mrs. Meal was a most splendid character, a good mother and a noble woman. Industry was one of her chief characteristics, and her home was always her palace. She loved and was greatly devoted to her children, to their interests and to their success in life. Nothing was ever withheld for their happiness.
     She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel since March 1, 1893, and always attended when health permitted. A good woman has gone from among us. Being of the older type who placed right above everything else, she was a pleasure to meet and her cheerful and smiling countenance, her fine disposition won for her many friends. She will be greatly missed in her community, in her home and to her children has come the greatest loss that can come to anyone - the passing of a mother.

Dear is the grave where our mother is laid,
Sweet is the memory which never shall fade.
Roses may wither, leaves fade and die,
Others forget you, but never shall we
Oft from our hearts comes a bitter cry,
“Why, oh why, did mother die?”
Then comes the answer so solemn and deep,
“Take courage; mother is only asleep.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 29, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Meal, Rosina

IN MEMORIAM
     In loving memory of Mrs. Rosina Meal, who departed this life three years ago today, Sept. 21.

Dearest mother, how we miss you, Since from death you passed away.
And our hearts are aching sorely, As we think of you today.
When the evening shades are falling, And we are sitting all alone.
To our hearts there comes a longing, If you only could come home.
Oft and often our thoughts wander To a grave not far away.
Where we laid our darling mother Just three years ago today.

     Sadly missed by her daughter Mrs. Naomi Halfhill.

[Note: Tombstone Cottrell Cemetery in Clay Township; b. 5/19/1850 d. 9/21/1934]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                    Top of Page


Medley, Mayme [Waddell]

Mrs. Sam W. Medley Died Early Today
Funeral Services Will Be Held At Presbyterian Church At 3 Friday
    
Mrs. Mayme Medley, wife of Samuel W. Medley, died at 12:30 this morning at the home of her step-father, Robert W. Irion, on upper Fourth ave. It was generally known that her long illness had become hopeless. Because of a malignant ailment, she underwent an operation in Charleston last year. Later, but before she had recovered from the operation, she was hurt in an auto collision.
     That accident occurred last Sept. 16 on Eastern ave. at the end of the lane leading over to the Medley home. With Mrs. Medley was her mother, Mrs. Irene Irion, and the latter’s skull was fractured and as a result she died eight days later. Erman Swisher, well-known Addison-Cheshire farmer was involved in the accident and was exonerated by the verdicts in two damage cases.
     Mrs. Medley was in her 49th year, having been born in Green tp., March 10, 1890. She was the only child and last survivor of the family of George and Irene Wigner Waddell. For some years before her marriage to Mr. Medley, she was connected with the local telephone exchange.
     Mrs. Medley was a member of Presbyterian church and had many friends in and around Gallipolis and was very devoted to her loved ones. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. Lewis Gishler at the Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock Friday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by George Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 13, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Meek, Marlin

     Marlin Freeman Meek, 43, Gallipolis Ferry, was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital Saturday following an automobile accident. Born Jan. 4, 1940, at Gallipolis Ferry, he was the son of Mrs. Ruth Jones Meek , Gallipolis Ferry, and the late Samuel Meek, who died in 1939. He was a memger of the East Side Mission Church, Delaware, Ohio, and was a farmer.
     Surviving in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Pamela and Frances Meek, both of Delaware, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Henry, Gallipolis Ferry, and Mrs. Bernice Glassburn, Gallipolis; four brothers, Gerald and Jay, both of Gallipolis Ferry, Richard, Columbus, and James, Point Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Church, Gallipolis Ferry, with the Rev. O'Dell Bush and the Rev. Charles R. Kinniard officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Gallipolis Ferry, after 6 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.
Gallipolis Tribune
January 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                              Top of Page


Mehl, Cecil David

     NEW ORLEANS, LA. - Cecil David Mehl, former resident of Gallia County, died at his home here last Monday. He was the son of Roy Mehl who survives and lives in Gallia County. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. David (Jody) Smith of Tucson, Ariz., four sons, David Mehl, Dannie Mehl, Michael and Shelby Mehl, all of New Orleans.
     Funeral services were held last Wednesday in New Orleans with burial following in Veterans National Cemetery at Biloxi, Miss.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
October 14, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mehl, Mrs. Charles

     Mrs. Chas. Mehl whose death was briefly mentioned yesterday, was born at Leachtown, W.Va., June 23rd, 1853, and after a lingering illness covering the last three years, died Nov. 15,1916. Mrs. Mehl with her family moved to Gallipolis about ten years ago and during her residence here has been favored with an ever widening circle of friends.She had been a member of the Baptist church 45 years and until her recent illness prevented, had been active in church work.
     Her quiet and unassuming disposition gave little indication of the wonderful vitality and courage she hd shown in her last illness. Besides her husband, Mr. Chas. Mehl, she is survived by eight children and two brothers and one sister. The children are Mrs. Lena Kidwell of Elizabeth, W.Va., Mrs. Sam Smith of Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Howard Rood of Indianapolis, Ind., and Misses Anna and Iva Mehl and George, David and Roy Mehl of Galliplois.
     The remains will be taken to her old home at Leachtown, W.Va., for burial by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 9, 1916
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Mehl, Charles

Mr. Chas. Mehl Died Sunday Morning
     Mr. Chas. Mehl died Sunday morning, March 30, 1924, at 4:40 after several months illness. He was born in Strausburg, Germany, Nov. 10, 1848. He is survived by three sons, George, David and Roy, all of Gallipolis and five daughters, Mrs. James Kidwell, Elizabeth, W.Va.; Mrs. Sam Smith, Huntington, W.Va.; Mrs. Howard Rood, Indianapolis, Ind.; Anna and Iva home. His wife predeced him seven years ago.
     Mr. Mehl was a member of the First Baptist church and a man held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. Funeral services at the Mehl residence on lower Second Avenue at 2:p.m. Tuesday conducted by Rev. Robt. Peirce. Burial at Leachtown, W.Va. near Parkersburg, Wednesday.
     Mr. Mehl, 76 years old, was an expert brick and stone mason, and had worked at his trade for sixty years; his sons being assoxciated with him and learning the trade under his watchful eye. Mr. Mehl had built many buildings of all kinds here and in other parts of the country, beign considered an expert in his line of work. Many friends will regret to hear of his death.
     Funeral directors Geo. W. Wetherholt and Sons prepared Mr. Mehl's body for burial. The family has the sincere sympathy of those connected with the Tribune office and of many other friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 31, 1924
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Mehl, Hannah [Cornell]

     Mrs. Charles Mehl, wife of the well known stone mason, passed away at the family home on Brandstetter Heights in this city last Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1916, after being in an invalid condition for several months past.
Mrs. Mehl was born at Leachtown, WV, near Parkersburg, June 23, 1853. With her family she moved to Gallipolis some ten years ago.
     Besides her husband she is survived by eight children, Mrs. Lena Kidwell, Mrs. Samuel Smith, Mrs. Howard Rood and Misses Anna and Iva Mehl, George, David and Roy Mehl.
     She had been a faithful member of the Baptist Church for 45 years and was a splendid Christian woman.
The funeral services were conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon by Rev. J.O. Newton, the interment following Tuesday at Leachtown [WV].

[Note: Death Certificate....born June 23, 1855; died Nov. 15, 1916; aged 62 years 4 months and 23 days. Parents: Jacob Cornell and Susan Dare (both born WV). Married Charles Mehl, born Germany, on April 10, 1873.]

Gallia Times
Nov. 22, 1916
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                         Top of Page


Meige, Frances Ellen [Hern]

Mrs. Meige Died
     Frances Ellen Meige was born in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, March 23, 1836, a daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Hern.
     She was married to Daniel Meige Dec. 24, 1855. To this union were born seven children, six of whom survive. They are William Henry Meige of Kanauga, Charles N. Meige of Powell, Ohio; Louise Meige of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; Mamie E. Meige, Gallipolis; Mrs. Gertrude Angel, Charleston, WV; Mrs. Daisy Powell of Powell, Ohio. She leaves nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
     She departed this life Friday morning, April 8, 1921, aged 85 years and 16 days. She united with the M.E. Church at Gallipolis at an early age and lived a faithful Christian life to the end.

[Note: Death Certificate shows name as Hellen. Burial Caledonia Cemetery.]

Gallia Times
April 14 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Meige, William H.

Will Meige Died Monday At Kanauga
     Mr. Wm. H. Meige, who was engineer at the Kanauga Coal Wash plant, was missed Monday evening when it was time to leave. On looking about he was found dead on the third floor of the building. Coroner Hanson was called and moved him to his home at Kanauga. It was thought his death was caused from heart trouble.
He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. R. H. Rowan, two brothers, Charles of Marion, and Lewis, of Beall, W. Va., and three sisters, Mrs. James Powell of Powell, O., Mrs. Albert Angel of Charleston and Miss Mamie Meige of Marion.
     From early boyhood days, Mr. Meige had made his home with Haskel Gates at Kanauga. He was in his 65th year, and at one time was an employee on the Hocking Valley and K. & M. Railroad.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday, April 12th, at 2 p.m. from the Gates residence conducted by Rev. Shafer, burial following at Maddy cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, April 13, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Meikle, Grace Anne

     Died, on the 12th day of August, 1863, Grace Anne, daughter of James and S. E. Meikle, aged 3 years and 6 months. (Followed by a poem.)

The Gallipolis Journal
September 3, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Meloon, Charles W.

     Died in Green township, Gallia county, Charles W. Meloon, in the eighteenth year of his age after an illness of three days; he was the son of Mark and Azubah Meloon.

This our child who much we loved,
Has gone to join with those above,
Six they were but now there's seven
Safely housed with God in heaven.

Eight with us on earth remain,
And them for glory we will train,
That when from earth they are call'd away,
They may live with God in endless day.

God by his word to us doth say,
Be thou faithful, watch and pray;
And by and by he'll say to you,
Come leave this world and go there too.

When you your children all shall meet,
And there again each other greet,
And live with God forever more,
On that eternal happy shore

The Gallipolis Journal
April 29, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                                Top of Page


Melton, Francis R. [Frank]

Melton Rites At Bidwell Today
    
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Coleman funeral home in Bidwell for Frank R. Melton. Rev. R. R. Denney officiated and burial was in Fairview Cemetery, near Bidwell. Mr. Melton died Saturday evening at the County Home. He was 81 years old last February 25. His only survivor is a son, John Melton of Bidwell.

[Note: 2/25/1869 - 7/31/1943; Age 81 yrs. 5 mos. 6 days. He was the son of Deik Melton and he was married to Ida V. Hartsook.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 3, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Menager, E. S. Esq.

     E. S. Menager, Esq., died at his residence, in this city, on Saturday last. His age was about 74 years. He was a good citizen, and a worthy man.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 22, 1870

Menager, Edward S.

TO THE FAMILY OF EDWARD S. MENAGER

Death has robbed them of their treasure,
And the angels have him now,
Where no pain, no grief or sorrow,
Come across his wrinkled brow.

He was honest, good and pleasing,
And on him all could rely;
And through private life and business,
He was never known to lie.

Life, industrious, good and noble,
Brought him seventy years and four;
No unworthy ostentation
Marred his kindness to the poor.

They have lost in him a treasure—
And he lies beneath the sod;
Although sorrow now attends them,
They should put their trust in God.
E.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 6, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Menager, H. H.

 Death of H. H. Menager
     On Saturday evening last, a telegram from Jacksonville, Florida, announced the death at that place of Mr. H. H. Menager. He was a son of the late Edward Menager, and a brother of E. L. and A. P. Menager, of this city. He was born in Mason County, W. Va., and the old homestead, and for many years was a resident of Gallipolis, where he has a host of friends who heard with deap (sic) sorrow the news of his death. He went to Jacksonville in 1879 and became a member of the real estate firm of Talbott & Co., and later was engaged in the same business alone and conducted it with remarkable success, having the respect and confidence of the best citizens of Jacksonville.  He was 52 years of age at the time of his death and leaves a widow to mourn her irreparable loss. The Daily Florida Standard, of Monday last says:      

     Yesterday afternoon the body of Mr. H. H. Menager, a respected and worthy citizen of Jacksonville, was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Menager died at 4 p.m., Saturday at his residence, 102 West Monroe Street. The funeral services took place at his home, Rev. W. H. Hopkins, of the Ocean Street Presbyterian Church, officiating. The services were very solemn and impressive. A good citizen and a loving husband had passed away, and hearts were sad and heavy at the loss.

[Note:  Mr. Menager died on Feb. 6, 1892.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 13, 1892 P. 3c1
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Menager, L. B.

     Mr. L. B. Menager, well and favorably known to most of our readers as a former resident of this city, died at Pt. Pleasant, last Friday, aged 61 years. We presume we shall be furnished with an obituary notice for next week.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 23, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Menager, Mary
  
     Mrs. Mary Menager, the last but one, we believe, of the original French settlers of Gallipolis, died on Sunday evening last, at the residence of her son-in-law, Gen. Lewis Newsom. She was the mother of Mr. Edward S., Peter, Roman, and Lewis B. Menager, gentlemen well and favorably known to the business world. We hope someone who is familiar with the past history of this lady will furnish us with a biography.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 14, 1854

Menager, Mary

     Mrs. Mary Menager, consort of C. R. Menager, deceased, died on Sunday, the 10th inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Lewis Newsom. of this place. This venerable lady was a perfect embodiment of historical events. She was fully grown and residing in France, and saw the destruction of the Bastile [sic] in 1789, which was the forerunner of the revolution, headed by Robespirre [sic], Danton and their coadjutors. In February, 1790, five hundred French emigrants, she being one of them, left Paris for the United States, to shun the horrors of a revolution, that might endanger the lives of all persons in the kingdom. In October following, the whole five hundred arrived at the site where they subsequently laid out the town of Gallipolis, which was then an unbroken forest. She was present and saw the first tree cut down, by Col. Robert Safford, then a marker for the surveyors of the Ohio Company.
     She with others encamped on what is now the Public Square, until log cabins could be erected to shelter them from the rigors of the approaching winter. She was then eighteen years of age. The year following she was married to Claudius R. Menager, one of the emigrants, an active, enterprising young merchant; she joined him in every undertaking that promised a remuneration for their labor. They soon procured a stock of cattle, and everything seemed to prosper with them, until the unfortunate St. Clair with his army were defeated, in 1791. Soon afterwards their settlement was visited by hostile Indians, killing a few of the emigrants found outside of the garrison erected by them, and drove off all the stock of the inhabitants found in the adjacent range, including a valuable pair of work oxen and a number of milch cows and other cattle belonging to this couple. But the loss was partially repaired by the enhanced value of their merchandise, consequent on a state of war. The United States were frequently sending troops down to Camp Washington, to hold the Indians in check, thus creating a demand for provisions of every kind. Soon the husband of Mrs. Menager erected an extensive bake-oven, and was daily seen with his sleeves rolled up and working a mammoth trough full of dough, preparatory to baking. His bread was proverbially good, and became so famous that not a boat passed but a stock of his bread was purchased, to last the hands until they reached Cincinnati. While a batch of bread had to be baked every day, his wife, with the assistance of his daughter, a little girl, attended to customers in the store to their entire satisfaction. They kept tavern at the same time, which was always well supplied with all the necessaries of good living, vieing [sic] with the best and most valuable stocks of goods in Ohio. In all that appertained to the business they were engaged in, Mrs. Menager was a valuable assistant, always willing and able to unite her labors with that of her husband. She lived to see their wealth ample and sufficient to afford to each an easy independence.
     Some seventeen years since, this worthy lady was afflicted with a cataract on both eyes, and despite of a surgical operation, she continued to endure a partial loss of sight until her death. But few ladies in Ohio have been more extensively known. For many years theirs was the only store, bakeshop, and tavern in town, and all persons passing the country by land or water, seemed to be compelled to patronize them in some one of their avocations.
     Mrs. Menager lived to see her four sons and daughter enjoying an easy independence. She also lived to see her adopted state rise as if by magic from a wilderness, to be the third state in the galaxy of this Union. She died in the full belief that when all things are fulfilled according to God's eternal purposes, that the souls of the whole human family will be gathered to his presence to enjoy eternal happiness. [Communicated by L. Newsom]

[Note: Some of the above remembrances about the early settlement do not match the historical fact.]

The Gallipolis Journal
December 28, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page


Menager, Mary A, [Arnett]

Death of Mrs. Menager
     Mrs. Mary A. Menager, wife of Mr. A. P. Menager, of this city, whose serious illness we mentioned several days ago, died at 4 o'clock on the morning of Thanksgiving day, Nov 26, 1903, of pneumonia, despite the unremitting and most assidious attentions of physicians and friends. This Friday afternoon, it had not been determined when the funeral services would take place, distant relatives not having been heard from. Dr. S. A. Mowers of the Presbyterian Church will conduct the funeral; however, and Undertaker Wetherholt the burial at Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mrs. Menager leaves a husband and two sons, Arnett and Henry, of adult age, and by them she will be mourned as a most devoted wife and mother. By the community in which she has lived so long, she will be mourned as a most estimable christian lady devoted to her family and home and worthy of emulation by all good women.
     She was born at Marietta, O., 58 years ago, and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Arnett, and the following sisters survive her: Miss Francis E. Arnett, Champaign, Ill.; Mrs. J. W. Tripp, Sedalia, Mo.; Mrs. T. R. Sheppard, Washington D.C.; Mrs. John Haunaman, Leachtown, W. Va.; and Mrs. Frank M. Tippett, Willow, W. Va.

Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov 27, 1903

Menager, Mary A., Mrs.

Mrs. Menager's Funeral
     The funeral services of Mrs. A. P. Menager will be conducted from her late residence on Third avenue Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. S. A. Mowers. The burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery. The pallbears are: W. T. Minturn, Dr. Jas. Lupton, Frank Bell, C. M. Adams, J. H. Ewing and Harry Stockhoff. The friends who wish to view the remains will please call between 10 and 11 o'clock Sunday morning.

Daily Tribune
Nov 28, 1903
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Menager, Peter

     Died, near Leavenworth City, Kansas, on the 21st inst., after a lingering illness, Mr.Peter Menager, aged 69 years. The remains are expected to reach Gallipolis by steamer, Fannie McBurnie, and the funeral will take place from Christ church, today (Wednesday,) at 3 o'clock P.M. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 29, 1863
Trancribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Menager, Roman J.

     Mr. Roman J. Menager, junior partner of the firm C. J. Menager & Co., died Friday evening at 6 o'clock, after an illness [cholera] of about twenty hours. Mr. Menager had returned from Cincinnati in the morning and was taken sick the night of the same day at ten or eleven o'clock.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 25, 1850

     DIED - at the residence of his father in Gallipolis, ROMAN JAMES MENAGER, aged 23 years. The thanks of the family are gratefully tendered to those who so generously rendered their services during the sickness of the deceased

The Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page


Menifee, Iva [Smart]

Death of Mrs. Iva Smart Menifee
     The sad news of Mrs. Iva Smart--Menifee was received here by friends this afternoon. Her death occurred at Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Eliza Bailey goes to Charleston this evening to remain with Mrs. Cora Smart Bailey's family, while her sister goes to Orlando. There are no particulars. This is very sad intelligence though it was known here that Mrs. Menifee's health had been bad for a long time.

Gallipolis Journal
May 25, 1892
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Menefee, Iva L.

Mrs. Menefee Dead
[Orange Co. Fla. Reporter.]
     Mrs. Iva L., wife of Mr. R. N. Menefee, died at the family residence in this city, of sciatic neuralgia, about 2 o’clock a.m. yesterday, aged twenty-four years.
     The subject of this sketch was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1868, and, together with her mother and sister, moved to Orlando about five years ago, although her delicate health necessitated her spending several winters here prior to that time. Her residence here at first had a very salutary effect upon her health, and the family indulged the fond hope that she would e fully restored, but the result was only a postponement of the sad event above chronicled.
     The deceased was, on March 19th 1891, married to Mr. Menefee, of this city, who, together with her parents, Colonel and Mrs. C. S. Smart, and an elder sister, Mrs. Bailey, who resides in Charleston W.Va., survive her. After a temporary and partial relief, afforded by this climate, sciatic neuralgia, from which she had suffered for years, again preyed upon her vitals, and despite the best medical skill, she gradually sank until death relieved her. Mrs. Menefee embodied many of the highest and noblest traits of character that adorn a perfect womanhood. Always cheerful and buoyant in spite of her physical pain and anguish, full of Christian charity, of kind and generous impulses, her life’s lesson in one worthy of emulation.
     The deep gloom that rests over the bereaved household calls for profound sympathy, and a large circle of friends mourn with the heartbroken husband and relatives.
In order to allow friends of the family to see the face of the deceased, the casket till be kept open at the residence from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. to-morrow.
     Funeral services will be held at the family residence on Central avenue to-morrow at 3 p.m. Rev. J. J. Andrews, of St. Luke’s Episcopal church, officiating, and under the direction of Undertaker Hand the interment will take place at the Orlando cemetery.

[Note: There is a difference in how the last name was spelled in the two obituaries.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 25, 1892
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Menshouse, Edna Mae [Cooper]

Edna M. Menshouse
     Edna Mae Menshouse, 74, 421 First Ave., Gallipolis, died at 2:08 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past two years. Born Sept. 6, 1909, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Leslie Clayton and Ena Walter Cooper, she retired from Holzer Medical Center in 1979 after working there for 25 years.
     She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the church women’s association and a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member and past president of Gallipolis Business and Professional Women’s Club, past president of Troop 200, Mother’s Club, the D of A, the DUB, a member of the Christian Education Association and a volunteer at French Art Colony.
     She married William H. Menshouse on Feb. 21, 1945, in Gallipolis, and he also preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1980. Surviving are a son, Leslie of Mansfield; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Helen) Eiselstein of Washington Court House, and Mrs. John (Jane) Fick of Long Bottom.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Frank Hayes and the Rev. Tura Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 11, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Menshouse, Edna M. [Cooper]

     GALLIPOLIS—Unintentionally omitted from the Edna M. Menshouse obituary appearing in Friday’s Gallipolis Daily Tribune was a surviving brother, John Cooper of Gallipolis. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. John (Jane) Fick of Long Bottom.
     The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today in First Presbyterian Church, with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, November 13, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Mercer, Child

     Death invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mercer, of the First Ward, Thursday night, and took from them their beloved little thirteen-months old child. The little one had always been delicate, but was a bright and winsome child. The funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon, interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Journal
Mar 14, 1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Merriman, Frances Bryan

Death Of Miss Merriman

     Miss Frances Bryan Merriman died at the home of the sisters on First Avenue this morning, February 7, 1908, at 12:10 of a complication of troubles in the 31st year of her age.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at her late home by Rev. E.H. Galvin, Presbyterian minister at Lancaster, formerly of this city. The interment will be at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward & Sons. The pallbearers will be her brothers.
     Miss Merriman was a graduate of our local high school, attended Dennison University at Granville, Ohio and the Ohio Wesleyan University of Delaware. She was a high school teacher at Bird Island, MN, when she was stricken with something like paralysis, her eyesight being affected, compelling her to give up her situation and return home two years ago and decline has been gradual since that time and her suffering at times agonizing, but her end came peacefully as if falling to sleep.
     Miss Merriman was of a retiring disposition but had many friends among those who knew her worth and her untimely fate is a heartfelt sorrow to all. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mayor M.F. Merriman, W.K., Albert and Robert Merriman and Nellie, teacher at Parkersburg and Misses Dalse and Etta Merriman at home.
     She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a very nice, good lady, beloved by all.

[Note: Born July 1877; died Feb. 7, 1908]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 7, 1908
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Merriman, Mary J.

Mrs. Merriman, 87, Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Mary J. (Mayme) Merriman, 87, Columbus, formerly of Gallia County, died Tuesday in University Hospital. Survivors include a brother, Joseph W. Grueler, of Bucyrus, Ohio.
     She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Church, where Mass will be held at 9:30 A.M. Thursday. Friends may call at the Glenn L. Myers Funeral Home, 40 West Third Avenue, Columbus, from 7-9 today. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery Thursday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 15, 1971
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Merritt, Addison

Addison Merritt, Soldier, Quaint Character, Dies --
Was Hunter of Local Renown -- Rites Set For Tuesday 
     Early this morning death removed from Gallipolis one of its interesting and picturesque figures -- Addison C. Merritt, 52, World War I veteran, known throughout the county as "Bank Mule." He was otherwise well know as the county's leading ground-hog hunter. Perhaps he had killed more such animals than anyone else in the United States.
     A series of strokes culminated in his death at 6 a.m. at his home at 827 Fourth Ave. His health had been failing for two years. Since Tuesday, he had been unable to speak or help himself. He was normally a man of powerful physique and a genial, pleasant man, who was a great favorite of his children, step-children and grand-children.
     Mr. Merritt was born in Dunville, Kentucky, Feb. 28, 1893, and lacked but five days of reaching his 52nd birthday. He was a son of the late Charles and Betty West Merritt. It was not learned with what military unit he was identified, but he fought in the Argonne and other great battles, is said to have had a good record as a soldier, and was a member of the American Legion. He came to Gallipolis soon after his discharge from military duties.
     In 1921, he married Rosa Lewis Casey, widow of Edward Casey of this city. She and these children survive: Mrs. Rose Merritt Kinder, wife of Richard Kinder, now in service, whose home is at 117 Pine Street, and who will be remembered as a scholarship winner when she was graduated from GAHS in 1940; Seaman 1/c Arthur Merritt, stationed at Newport, R.I.; Curtis, Barbara, and Maxine, all at home. Stepchildren, Basil Casey, Gallipolis Ferry; Mrs. Virgie Casey, Mrs. Renee Ward, Mrs. Virgie Hill, all of Gallipolis. Also Surviving are a sister, Nancy Sweeney of Liberty, KY., and a brother, Sam Merritt, Danville, Ky. There are 13 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock next Tuesday at the daughter's home, 117 Pine Street, with burial probably in Pine Street by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb 23, 1945
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                              Top of Page


Messler, Ethel M. [Oliver]

Mrs. Messler, 87, Succumbs
     Mrs. Ethel M. Messler, 87, a resident of Kanauga, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1884 at Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, to the late T. James Oliver and Florence Vance Oliver. Mrs. Messler was the last of her family. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
     She married William Messler and he preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Lester, 410 Fourth St., Kanauga. She was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church in Kanauga.
     Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Howard Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 28, 1972
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Messler, William Vansant

Kanauga Man Dies Suddenly
     William Vansant Messler, 72, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at his residence in Kanauga from a coronary attack. His death came suddenly although it was known he was suffering from a heart condition. He was born Dec. 7, 1881, somewhere in New Jersey. His parents’ names are unknown. He first came to this area during World War I to follow his pipe fitter’s trade. He helped construct many of the factories in this general area. His last employment was as the dispatcher for a local taxi firm.
     He married Ethel May Oliver, a native of Kanauga, in 1919. He is survived by his wife, one step-daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Lester, Detroit, Mich. One brother, Joe , Basking Ridge, N. J., and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Pierce, of the same address, also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Kenneth Betz officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 3, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Metcalf, Eliza

     At the residence of her son, Richard Metcalf, in Tama county, Iowa, on the 7th ult, Mrs. Eliza Metcalf in the 64th year of her age.

Gallipolis Journal
Sept 7, 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Meyer, Ernest R.

Rev. Meyer Dead
Episcopal Minister Dies in Cincinnati Saturday
     Sad indeed and shocking was the word received here Sunday that Rev. Ernest R. Meyer, until recently the rector of St. Peters Episcopal Church of this city, had died at 5 o'clock Saturday evening in Dr. C. R. Holmes' hospital in Cincinnati.
     His death followed an operation for double frontal sinus. The operation was deemed necessary, tho the surgeons were aware that the chances were that it would not prove successful. Mr. Meyer was apprised of the danger, but he unhesitatingly submitted to the operation. He had long suffered from catarrhal trouble. Soon after the operation pneumonia set in and hastened his death.
Rev. Meyer gave up his charge here three months ago, since which time he had been in charge of the Episcopal Church at Winton Place, Cincinnati.
     The news of his death caused deep sorrow here. Most everyone knew Rev. Meyer and he was highly esteemed. He was a great and good friend to the children, and was ever ready and anxious to serve them and to do what he could to make their lives brighter and better.
     During the holidays he visited here. Even then he must have had a premonition that he would not live long, for he told many of his little friends that he would probably never see them again. The funeral services were held in Cincinnati yesterday afternoon.

Gallipolis Journal
January 19, 1910
Transcribed by Romaine Smith


Meyers, Ira (Ed)

     GALLIPOLIS - Ira Edmond (Ed) Myers, 82, of 757 Second Ave., former city commissioner, died early Sunday morning at his home. He had been in failing health the past year and in serious condition for the past six weeks. Born in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late J.W. and Laura Elliott Myers. Five brothers and one sister also preceded him in death
     Mr. Myers served two terms, from 1933-41 inclusive, as city commissioner, was a former treasurer of the Walnut Twp. trustees, a member of the Gallia County Selective Service Board during World War II, once operated a grocery store at Cadmus and was a former employee of the Ohio Produce. His last employment was at Central Supply.
     He is survived by his wife the former Odess Ball, a foster daughter, Mrs. Carol Jane Curry, Gallipolis; a brother, James Curtis Myers, Cadmus and six sisters, Mrs. O.R. (Lottie) Henry, Jackson; Mrs. Daisy Drummond, Patriot; Mrs. Albert (Eliza) Tope, Mrs. Knox (Nellie) Williams, Mrs. Ethel Pope, and Mrs. Levi (Shirley) Neal, all of Gallipolis
     A resident of Gallipolis since 1921, Mr. Myers was a member of Grace Methodist Church, and the Modern Woodmen and Redman Lodges. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh - Halley _ Wood funeral home by the Rev. Hughey L. Jones. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from
7 - 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan 4, 1965
Transcribed by J. Farley


Meyers, Simpson

Death Claims Retired Farmer
     An illness of eight weeks ended Thursday evening for Simpson Meyers, 85, retired Rodney farmer, who died at the home of his son, Robert Meyers, in Bidwell.
     The aged Mr. Meyers had lived at Rodney for 25 years until being taken to the son’s home when he became ill eight weeks ago. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John R. Meyers, born Sept. 10, 1862, near Bladen. Mr. Meyer’s wife, the former Ina Watts, preceded him in death 16 years ago. In addition to the son at Bidwell, he leaves another son, Lewis Meyers of Miami, Fla.; and a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Armfey of Norwood.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Rodney M. E. Church with the Rev. J. L. Stephenson conducting. Interment will follow in Rio Grande Cemetery under the direction of J. L. Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 12, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron