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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

Michael, Anna (Gilmore)

Former Gallia Resident Dies
     Mrs. Loren Michael a former resident of Gallipolis and a native of Gallia county, died Wednesday in University Hospital, Columbus. She was the former Anna Gilmore and was a resident of Bloomburg. Mrs. Michael was the daughter of Grover C. Gilmore and the late Sylvia Gilmore, formerly of this county. Besides her father she is survived by her husband and three small children. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. William Collins of Urbana, Mrs. Neal Brooke of Lansing, Mich., Juanita Gilmore and Mrs. Joseph Burger, both of Gallipolis
     Mrs. Michael was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School in the class of 1941. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parrott Funeral home in Washington C. H.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 5, 1957
Transcribed by J. Farley


Might, Cora Marilla [Robertson]

     MIDDLEPORT - Mrs. Cora Marilla Might, 62, Middleport Route 1, died Tuesday morning at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
     She was born in Gallia County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Robertson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, three years ago, a son, and a brother.
     She is survived by two sons, Clair and Bernard, both of Middleport Route 1, two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Roberts, Wooster, and Mrs. Ray (Rosie) Searles, Rutland, and two grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted Thursday 2:30 pm at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Halley, Gallipolis, officiating. Burial will be in Old Kyger Cemetery, Kyger. Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

Athens Messenger
December 17, 1969
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart


Mikeal, Robert O.

R.O. Mikeal, 85, is Claimed in Kentucky
     Robert O. Mikeal, 85, a former resident of the Rodney community, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital at Russell, Ky. He had been a patient there since Saturday.
     Mr. Mikeal was born in Ash county, N.C. on March 16, 1879, son of the late Sidney and Mary Owens Mikeal. His marriage was to the former Bertha Black, and she preceded him in death in 1960. He was a coal miner and worked for the Carbon Fuel Coal Co. at Cabin Creek. W. Va., for 48 years. He retired in 1946, and purchased a farm near Rodney. After his wife's death he went to Ashland, Ky. to make his home with a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Clocloteal) Lucas. She survives along with six other daughters and three sons. They are Harvey(Kathryn)Wills, Mrs. Paul(Helen)Price and Mrs. Marshall (Roberta) Tolbert, all of Huntington, Mrs. C.L. (Virginia) Smith of Hernshaw, W.Va., Mrs. D.T. (Louise) Cook and Robert O. Mikeal, both of Dt. St. Albans, W. Va., Mrs. Ralph (Lu) Fishbeck of Baltimore, Md. William Mikeal of Leewood, W.Va., and Frank Mikeal of Decota, W. Va. There are 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are four brothers and two sisters.
     Mr Mikeal was a member of the Rodney Methodist church and was a Spanish-American War veteran.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Donald Rankin will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today between 4 and 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 26,1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


Miles, Oscar Elmer

Native of Gallipolis Dies In Columbus
     Oscar Elmer Miles, age 59, a native of Gallipolis, died Saturday at his home in Columbus following an illness of eight months. Mr. Miles left here many years ago for Columbus where he has been prominently identified in the insurance business being general agent of the John Hancock Co., for several years. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter, two brothers and two sisters, all of Columbus. He has many relatives here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 13, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Miles, William Y.

Death Of W.Y. Miles
An Old And Well Known Merchant of Gallipolis And Later A Prominent Citizen Of Columbus
     The news of the death of William Yearsley[?] Miles at his home in Columbus at 1:30 o'clock this morning, was received here today and not withstanding his dangerous illness had long been known, its announcement produced a profound sensation among our business people and indeed, among all classes of citizens, for at one time he was one of our foremost citizens and known to every man, woman and child in the city and almost in the county.
     He was born in Circleville, Ohio, July 8, 1838 and was consequently in his 58th year. He was married in 1862 to Miss Irene McCormick, daughter of the now venerable Mrs. Sallie McCormick of Green Township, sister of Hon. John W. McCormick, Mrs. John T. Halliday and C.H. McCormick, Esq. During that year he bought out the stock of Deletombe & Black, on the lower side of the Public Square in the First National Bank building and opened up for himself where he did well, continuing for two years, when and his brother-in-law, John T. Halliday, joined stocks in the old Halliday & Waddell store room on Court Street, where W.H. Hutchinson now is and went to wholesaling under the firm name of Halliday & Miles.
     This partnership was continued from '64 to '76, they in the meantime taking the old Wm. H. Langley store on the Square now occupied by Capt. G.W. Cox and afterward the large Miller building on Court Street. In 1876, he sold out to John T. Halliday and moved to Columbus, buying out Carpenter's Wholesale Notion House and opening up for himself in that city with a capital of $50,000 accumulated here.
     Three years afterward he formed a partnership with Howard C. Bancroft and did business in the firm name of Miles & Bancroft. R.E. Sheldon afterward became a partner in the firm which continued to the present under the firm name of Miles, Bancroft & Sheldon, one of the leading and most wealthy houses in Columbus. His wife and four chldren survive him. The children are: Mrs. Charles E. Freeman, Mrs. E.T. Bingham, Gordon F. Miles and Miss Ruth Miles.
     The probabilities are that his remains will be taken to Circleville for burial, nothing being known at this writing. Mr. Miles had been in failing health with heart trouble for the past three years and since January had been confined to his room where his death at anytime would not have been a great surprise, yet it came suddenly and unexpectedly.
     Mr. Miles was a jolly, good natured man with many warm friends. He was a liberal, generous, progressive citizen being first and foremost in everything looking toward the betterment of this city while in it. He was a Christian man, prominent in the M.E. Church and the news of his death will be received by all with the greatest regret and his family will have the deep sympathy of all here.

[Note: Death Certificate...died Oct. 7, 1895 Franklin County, Ohio; aged 57. Parents: James & Mary Miles]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 7, 1895
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Milhoun, Florence [Dowd]

Former Resident Dies in Columbus Rest Home
     Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Dowd Milhoun of 1056 Mt. Pleasant Ave., who died Saturday in a Columbus rest home will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Feil Funeral Home, Columbus. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jane Dowd Dailey, Albany, O., and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Milhoun was a member of the Fourth Ave. Christian Church, Columbus, the DAR, and Lorraine Chapter, OES. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Vinton County.
     The Dowd family formerly resided in Gallipolis moving from here several years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 6, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Alberta Coughenour (Mrs. J. L Miller)

In Memory
     Minnie Alberta (Coughenour ) Miller, was the daughte of David and Rachel McCarty Coughenour, and was born Jan 25, 1867, at Old Kyger, Cheshire township, Ohio and passed away at Rio Grande, Ohio August 8, 1933, aged 66 years, 6 months and 14 days. She united with the First Kyger Chuch at the age of 17 , under the pasterute of W. J. Fulton, and spent her youthful days in the activities of Sunday School and Church work at that place; being a Sunday School teacher and leader of the Missionary Society there. After they moved on the farm near Rio Grande, she transferred her membership to the Calvary Baptist Church where she was a faithful worker and a member of the Lady's Auxilliary.
     She was united in marriage to J. L. Miller, May 30, 1897 . To this union were three children born; one son and two daughters. "Our Darling" (not otherwised named) died in infancy; John Dale living on the farm, Minnie Marie at home.
     She has one sister, Mrs. Luella Butcher, of Cheshire and one brother Mr. A. A. Coughenour, Vinton, Ohio R.D. and four granchildren, Dorothea, George, Louise and Robert to whom Grandma was much endeared. and her home was a paradise to them.
     Mrs Miller was much interested in the public welfare, neighborly, social and religiously and as far as her health would permit was always active in doing something to contribute to its needs. It was by doing a deed by a woman in Christ's time that she built an ever eduring memorial of her which Christ recommended above heaps of stone. So the motive that seems to have actuated the life of Mrs. Miller is well expressed in the following lines written by Charles H. Gabriel :

                   So, let my name and place be forgotten
                   Only my life-race be lovingly run
                   So let me pass away peacefully , silently
                   Only remembered, only remembered by what I have done.

Card of Thanks
     We highly appreciate the help and sympathy given us by all our neighbors and friends at the time of the sudden death of our beloved wife and mother and we wish to thank all for their kindness and service.
John Lewis Miller and children Dale and Marie.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 10, 1933


Mrs. J. L. Miller Dies at Rio Grande Home. August 8, 1933
     Mrs. J.L. Miller, aged 66, died at her home in Rio Grande, at about 3:30 pm Tuesday afternoon. She had been in poor health a long time but the end came suddenly and as a shock to the residents of Raccoon Twp and to many frineds around Cheshire and elsewhere.
     Mrs. Miller was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Coughenour and she was born and reared at Old Kyger.
     She had been a member of the Baptist church her childhood and was an estimable and worthy woman.
     Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Rio Grande at 1 o'clock, Thursday, with Rev. C.O. Clark in charge. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery, Cheshire.
     Mrs. Miller is survived by, besides her husband, a sister, Mrs. J.L. Butcher, Cheshire and a brother, Al Coughernour, Vinton; Capt. Oliver G. Lyle of this city is a nephew.

Gallipolis Tribune.
August 1933
Contributed by great-granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart                                         Top of Page  


Miller, Allen E.

     Allen Eugene Miller, 47, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 12:40 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Gallia County on Jan. 21, 1935, son of the late Foster L. Miller, he is survived by his mother, Ruth Ruddlesden Miller, who lives at Rt. 1, Gallipolis. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. James (Doris) Copley of Rt. 1, Thurman; Mrs. Larry (Judy) Gorman, of Indianapolis, IN and Mrs. Stephen (Brenda) Whitteker of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and three brothers survive, Ivan Lee of Gallipolis, Larry of Bidwell and Roger of Columbus. An infant brother preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be at Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Larry Gorman, Stephen Whitteker, Willard Copley, Keith Copley, James E. Copley and Jim Copley.

[Note: Died June 8, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
June 8, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Miller, Amelia

Amelia Miller Dies On Monday
     Mrs. Amelia Miller, 79, a lifelong resident of Gallia county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. Howard Foster, Monday afternoon at 2:10 p.m.
     Over a rather long period she had been in failing health and had moved two years ago from the family home on Third Ave. to the residence of her daughter, where she had constant attention of her family.
Mrs. Miller was born on Dec. 18, 1874, in Walnut Twp. to George and Fredericka Grube Miller and spent her earlier years in that community of sturdy German background. For many years after her marriage to Arthur Miller the family lived at McDaniels Cross Roads. In the second decade of this century the family moved to Gallipolis. Her late husband was prominent in Gallia county affairs and was a member of the Miller Bros. contractors. Her husband died here Oct. 1, 1932.
     The deceased is survived by the following in addition to the daughter mentioned: sons, Hugh W. Miller, Maysville, Ky., and Harry M. Miller, Upper Arlington. There are six grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother A. P. Miller of German Ridge, this county also survives.
     Mrs. Miller was of a retired nature and her chief interest was in her home and family. In her early years she joined the German Lutheran church and was a member until her death. Her life was fine example of domestic bliss and her family was tenderly devoted to her.
     Friends may call at the Wetherholt Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday and Rev. Linson H. Stebbins will officiate at the last rites. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Burial will take place in Mound Hill Cemetery following the service.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote "3-22-1954" on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1954, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Miller file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page


Miller, Ann [Clendenin]

     Died, in this town, on Saturday morning, Mrs. Ann Miller, consort of Mr. Henry Miller, and sister to Maj. Charles Clendenin, of Mason county, VA, aged about 60 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 8, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Miller, August

August Miller Dies at Huntington Home
     August Miller, aged 52, died Thursday at his home at 1422 Primrose avenue, Huntington. He had lived in that city for a number of years and was in the employ of J. M. McCoach & Co. Mr. Miller was a son of the aged John B. Miller of this city and was born and reared in Green tp. near the city limits. There survive these brothers and sisters: Louis Miller of this city; George and Bernard Miller, Marion; Mrs. John Preston, Mrs. Robert McCormick and Mrs. Lawrence Haner, all of this city.
     The body was brought to the Haner home. There will be a Requiem High Mass at St. Louis Catholic church at 9 o’clock Saturday morning. Burial at Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 31, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Bobbie

Bones of Victim of Friday's Fire Found in Ashes
     Ashes of the old Miller homestead finally yielded up some of the bones of little Bobbie Miller, it was learned today. Part of the skull and parts of two ribs were found--grim reminders of a Friday morning's shocking tragedy. Members of the family will soon be reunited in a home they own in Rio Grande, it being located near the school building.
     A new theory as to the probably cause of the conflagration which wiped out the Miller home below Rio Grande and consumed all their household effects and personal belongings has been advanced. The house was recently wired for electricity, Dale Miller being a patron of the Buckeye Rural Electric Association and he had completed the installation in his own home on Thursday. The fire broke out after midnight, but not long after members of the family had retired and a big fire was made in the kitchen stove.
     The house was partially insured but no insurance was carried on the household goods, it was reported today.

Funeral on Monday
     Funeral services for Bobbie Miller will be held at Old Pine Church at 10 o'clock Monday, in charge of Rev. A.J. Ruble. Burial in Calvary Cemetery by Davis & Thomas.

[Note: death certificate: John Robert Miller born May 19, 1933; died April 12, 1940..age 7 years, 10 months and 26 days. Parents: Dale Miller and Zilla George.]

Gallipolis Paper
April 1940
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Miller, Caroline, Mrs.

     Mrs. Caroline Miller, wife of W. C. Miller, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, last Wednesday, February 23rd, at 5 o'clock in the morning. Her affliction was Bright's disease of the kidneys. She had been quite ill for some three months, and a trip South for the restoration of her health had been in contemplation for some time, but she never seemed well enough to make the start.
     On Monday, the 14th of February, she was taken to Cincinnati and placed under care of Dr. Whittaker, but she was in the last stage of the disease and received no benefit, and changing for the worse, her husband was telegraphed for on the 21st. He started the next day, and on the following day, at the instance of an urgent telegram, her daughters, Mrs. Downing and Mrs. Dunbar, left by train--her other daughter, Mrs. Trump, having accompanied her down and remaining with her--but she passed away before the arrival of her relatives. She was unconscious for several hours before her death, and her sufferings were very great.
     She was in her 58th year, and was next to the youngest daughter of the later General Lewis Newsom. Mrs. Miller enjoyed a large circle of friends at home and abroad. She was noted for hospitality; and the entertainments given by her have ever been among the finest given in the city. Her remains arrived here Friday morning. Her funeral services were conducted at the family residence, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by Rev. C. D. Barbour, of the Episcopal Church, after which she was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery--a large concouse of friends attending the funeral.

Gallipolis Bulletin 
March 16, 1881
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Miller, Charles

Funeral Services at Vinton for C. Miller
Former Mail Carrier
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Vinton for Charles Miller, retired rural mail carrier. Rev. H. F. Bolton officiated. Burial in Memorial cemetery. Mr. Miller was 72 years old and lived in the town of Vinton. He was retired from the mail service on attaining the age of 65 years and had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Miller was twice married. Two children of the first marriage survive - Mamie and Laude Miller.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 23, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Coretta

     MRS CORETTA MILLER, 90 of Gallipolis, died Sunday in a Gallipolis hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p m at the Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Gallia County. Born 3 Oct 1880 she was the daughter of the late Davis and Mary Goolsby Thierry. Her husband John Miller died in 1954. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Ernestine Brown of Gallipolis, and Miss Katherine Miller at home; a sister and a grandchild. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call from 6 to 9 p m Tuesday.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Monday, 12 Oct 1970
Submitted by Ernie Wright                                                                             Top of Page


Miller, David Keith

Youth Is Dead Of Meningitis
     David Keith Miller, 2-½-year old son of Foster and Ruth Ruddleston Miller, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday in Children’s Hospital, Columbus. He had been a patient at the Columbus hospital for four weeks, and prior to that had been in Holzer Hospital for one week. Cause of death was attributed to meningitis. The Columbus hospital officials had planned to transfer the child to another hospital as soon as he regained some of his strength.
     He was born in Gallipolis and resided with his parents at Rt. 1, Gallipolis, in the Bulaville area. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Ivan, in the armed forces stationed at Fort Knox; Allen, Doris, Larry, Judy, Roger and Brenda, all at home. The paternal grandparents who reside in the same area are Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miller.
     The body will be at Miller’s Home for Funerals where friends may call until the time for funeral services which will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Don Loomis, officiating. Burial will follow in Reynolds cemetery near Addison. Gary Lane, Hoyt Miller, Dean Miller and Orin Miller will act as the pallbearers at the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 28, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Delores Allemaine [Little]

Delores Miller
     Delores A. Miller, 72, of Cheshire died Monday, June 20, 1994 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W. Va. Born Feb. 24, 1922 in Cheshire, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jewel Mulford Little. She attended the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church in Cheshire.
     Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Robert Sigman of Bidwell; four sons, Larry and Louise Farley of Long Bottom, Tom and Linda Miller of Tacoma, Wa., Phil and Denise Miller of Rutland, and Chris and Sheryl Miller of Gallipolis; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Maxine Little of Middleport; brother-in-law, Jackie Little of Middleport; and 12 grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Horace Farley, who died in action in World War II; second husband Leon Miller, who is a veteran of World War II; and two sisters Freda and Betty Little.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church in Cheshire. Burial will immediately follow at the Meigs Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport.

The Daily Sentinel
Tuesday, Jun 21, 1994
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Miller, Donald Edward

Donald Miller Killed Monday
     Donald Edward Miller, 45, Waterloo Rt. 1, was killed yesterday in an accident on his job at Spencer, W. Va. Miller was born Sept. 30, 1924, the son of Gaither and Gladys Shepherd Miller, who survive. He was a veteran of WWII. Born in Lawrence County, he attended Waterloo schools and worked for the Carl Smith Pipeline Construction Co. the last three months.
     Three children survive, Donny Lee Miller, Springfield; Brenda Kay Miller of Kitts Hill, Ohio; Mrs. Gail Steele of Pontiac, Mich.; three grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters, Russell Miller of Rio Grande; Jack Earl Miller of Patriot; Lawrence Miller of Pedro; Mrs. Evelyn Elliott of Rodney and Mrs. Ardella Belville, Waterloo.
     Funeral arrangements will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the McDaniel Crossroads Tabernacle Church. The Rev. Homer Click will officiate. Burial will be in the Flag Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the father at McDaniels Crossroads after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 11, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Miller, Frederick Dean

SILVER BRIDGE DISASTER

     GALLIPOLIS - The body of Frederick Dean Miller, 27, of 549 Hilda Drive, Gallipolis was recovered from the Ohio River at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Miller, a brakeman for New York Central Railroad, was one of 35 victims of the Silver Bridge collapse. He attended the Nazarene Church.
     He was a son of Virgil E. and Mary E. Roush Miller of Gallipolis. Other survivors are his widow, Barbara A. Mink; two sons, David, 2 and Michael, 4, at home; three sisters, Cathy and Joyce Miller at home, Mrs. Robert (Kay) Cox, Gallipolis; three brothers Lewis at home, Hoyt M. Miller, stationed in Vietnam with U. S. Army and  
James O. Miller, Gallipolis. He was graduated from Kyger Creek High School.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronald Justice. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Athens Messenger; pg. 12
Tuesday December 26, 1967
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Miller, Eliza [Bane]

At Rest
     After an illness of several years Mrs. Eliza Miller, age 86 years, widow of the late Cyrus C. Miller, died at 1:30 Wednesday a.m., at the home in Adelphi. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o'clock p.m., Friday. Burial will be made in Wilkesville cemetery, Vinton Co., Rev. J.K. Price will officiate. She leaves to mourn her departure, two sons, Edward Miller of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Ray Miller of Illinois, and one daughter Mrs. N.A. Vaughan of Adelphi.
     She was a member of the Adelphi M.E. church, which church she affliated herseflf with after locating in Adelphi, twenty-seven years ago, and was an extension member of W.F.M.S. Before her marriage to Mr. Miller, she taught school for a number of years and was a great reader of all good books and magazines. She was also a weekly reader of the Border News, and often told the writer how she enjoyed reading the home paper. Although handicapped by more than ten years confinement to her home, she always greeted her friends with a smile and enjoyed most thoroughly their visits.

[Note: Death certificate shows her born April 4, 1844 and death as November 5, 1930.]

Border News, Adelphi, Ross Co., Ohio probably
November 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Miller, Elizabeth

Mrs. Miller Dead
     Mrs. Elizabeth Miller passed away at her home in Walnut township Saturday evening, Sept. 9, 1922, after a long illness. She was the widow of ex-Commissioner Dan Miller, who died about 12 years ago. She was aged about seventy years. Five sons, Arthur, John, Lewis, Jacob and William Miller, members of the well- known Miller Bros. road contracting firm, survive their mother.
     The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Sandfork church. Mrs. Miller was a most excellent woman and bore her long suffering with patient Christian fortitude.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, Sept. 14, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Elizabeth A.

Death of Mrs. R. E. Miller
     Mrs. R. E. Miller died at her home on Fourth Avenue Tuesday, May 6, 1924, after a long illness at the age of 77 years. She was the mother of five children, two daughters preceding her a few years ago. She leaves her husband, two sons, William Miller of Portsmouth and Clinton Miller of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Janie Lucas of Marion, O. Wetherholt & Entsminger have charge of the remains, but no funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 7, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Ellis R.

     Ellis Reeves Miller, 94, a resident of Rt. 1, Langsville, died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center following a short illness. Miller was born Aug. 26, 1885 in Ash County, N.C., son of the late William and Mandy Sheets Miller.
     He moved to Ohio in 1916, and resided near Waterloo for several years where he was a farmer and saw mill operator. He spent several years in Kansas and had resided in Langsville since 1973.
     Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Sallie Carrie Severt Miller, whom he married on on Dec. 16, 1906. Six children survive: Arthur, Garden City, Kansas; Carl, Emporia Kansas; Bart, Waterloo; Mrs. Joncie Miller, Americus, Kansas; Hazel Duncan, Emporia; Nellie Myers, Langsville. Three children preceded him in death. Twenty nine grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren survive. One brother, Dalton Miller, Waterloo; survives along with three sisters: Mrs. Gennie Roach, Waterloo; Gussie Miller, Americus and Mrs. Lettie Miller, Patriot.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the McDaniels Crossroads Church with Rev. Roy D. Brown and Damon Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in Flag Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton on Thursday from 6 until 10 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church, one hour prior to the services.

[Note: Died Nov. 6, 1979]

Gallipolis paper
Nov 1979
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, Elta R.

Miller Rites Sunday 2 P.M.
     SHADE-Mrs. Elta R. Miller, 66, died this morning at her home near Albany after a long illness. Mrs. Miller, the wife of L. F. Miller, superintendent of the Shade schools, was a graduate of Ohio University, and taught school for many years in Gallia and Athens counties and later taught in Shade and Chauncey High Schools.
     Mrs. Miller was a past matron of the Athens Chapter of the Eastern Star, a member of the Albany Grange, and a member of the Shade Methodist Church.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Malcolm of Shelton, Wash., two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Swisher of Columbus and Mrs. Luella Bradbury of Kyger; three brothers, Walter Rupe of Chillicothe, and Claude and Marcus Rupe of Kyger.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Albany Methodist Church with burial in Hebbardville cemetery. The Rev. Edward Miller will be in charge. Friends may call at the Bigony Funeral Home in Albany, Saturday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug. 31, 1956
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Miller, Fannie [Smith]

Death of Mrs. Miller
     Miss Fannie Miller, wife of Hugh Miller, living on Pine street near the cemetery, died Wednesday morning about 9 o’clock, aged about 43 years. Her funeral services will be conducted at the A. M. E. Church on Pine street sometime Friday by Elder Morton, the hour not having yet been set. The burial will be at Pine street by Hayward & Son.
     Mr. Miller is down the river on a towboat and at this writing, he had not been reached. Mrs. Miller came home from Pittsburg a week or so ago, where she had been chambermaid on some of those pool boats up there. She was ill when she came and shortly after she was pronounced hopelessly ill.
     She was a good woman, belonged to the A. M. E. Church, the Mutual Aid Society, Order of Calanthe and Household of Ruth. The Mutual Aid Society will have charge of her burial. She had been a member of that order 29 years.
     She left three children, aged 20, 16, and 8 and one brother Policeman Frank Smith and one sister, Mrs. Harry Jones. She was a daughter of the late Alfred Smith, so long the sexton of Pine street cemetery and who was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 6, 1903

Personal Notes
     The funeral services of Mrs. Hugh Miller Sunday afternoon at the A. M. E. Church, conducted by Elder A. B. Morton were largely attended both by the orders to which she belonged and others. The burial was under the order of the Mutual Aid Society and was by Hayward & Son at Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 10, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Floria [Ralph]

Death claims Mrs. Miller March 11th
     Mrs. Guy M. Miller (Floria Ralph) died March 11 at Bixby Knolls Convalescent Hospital, Long Beach, California. She was born March 16, 1893, at Eno, Ohio, to Curtis A. and Margaret Thomas Ralph. She graduated from Bidwell-Porter High School in 1910, Rio Grande College, 1914 and Rochester Business Institute in 1918.
     In 1919 she married Guy S. Miller of Branchport, New York. They had one son, Lt. Phil R. Miller, killed in World War II, 1944. Her husband died in 1961. They lived in Penn Yan and Rochester, New York for 28 years. She has been a resident of California since 1949.
     Burial was in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, California (San Diego). She was a member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), American Gold Star Mothers, Rebekah Lodge and the Covenant Presbyterian Church. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Fultz (Eloise Ralph), 10932 Hulma Ave Lynwood, California, Mrs. V. O. Kail, 33 1/2 W. Washington, Athens, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. H.L. Ralph (Thelma Keller), 26006 Oak St., Lomita California, and several nephews and nieces.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1973
Transcribed by J. Farley


Miller, Foster Lee

     GALLIPOLIS - Foster Lee Miller, 62, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center. He was a carpenter and electrician for the Barr Construction Company since 1950. Born August 27, 1910, in Gallia County, he was a son of the late James Lee and Carrie Neal Betz Miller.
     Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ruddlesden Miller, who he married on August 13, 1932 in Huntington, W.Va.; these children: Ivan Lee, Akron; Allen at home; Mrs. James (Doris) Copley, Rt. 1, Thurman; Larry, Gallipolis; Mrs. Judy Kaiser, Indianapolis; Robert, Columbus; and Brenda of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren and two sisters; Mrs. Edna Layne and Mrs. Inez Hughes, both of Gallipolis. One brother and an infant son preceded him in death. Mr. Miller spent all his life in Gallia County.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home between 6 to 9 p.m. today.

The Daily Sentinel
February 18, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Miller, Franklin Pierce

Frank P. Miller’s Funeral Will Be Held at Leon, W. Va.
Conducted by Odd Fellows
     Franklin Pierce Miller was born Nov. 6, 1853 and died Jan. 3, 1914, aged 60 years 1 mo. and 28 days. In May, 1877, he was united in marriage to Miss Lodiea Buxton of Arbuckle, W. Va., and to this union was born five children: - Alma, wife of John C. Lillis, of Arbuckle, W. Va.; Eliza, wife of L. E. Thornton, of Pittsburgh, Pa; Mary, wife of O. F. Wheeler, of Parkersburg, W. Va.; J. Warren Miller, of this city, and Miss Samantha Miller who has made her home with her parents. Besides the wife and children who are all living, Mr. Miller is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S. A. Knapp, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. George G. Prescott, of Crafton, Pa., also one brother J. M. Miller of Point Pleasant, W. Va.
     For the past 35 years, Mr. Miller has been engaged in the [???] business, but in Oct., 1903, he moved his family to Gallipolis. When he came here he started a wholesale produce house and has given his attention to that business practically all the time since. More recently he has especially looked after the interests of the firm in Pittsburgh, and it was while there that he was taken sick with pneumonia. He was taken from his hotel to the Allegheny Hospital and for a time seemed to improve, but finally after five days’ illness, he passed away Saturday morning about 9 o’clock. His body was brought back to Gallipolis and arrived Sunday evening over B. & O., being met by Undertaker Wetherholt and conveyed to his late home on Court St.
     Brief funeral services will be conducted there Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. J. Otto Newton of the Baptist church, and early Wednesday morning the immediate family will accompany the body to Leon, W. Va., at which place interment will be made.
     Mr. Miller has for a number of years been a faithful member of the I. O. O. F., his home lodge being at Leon, and that order will have complete charge of the services at that place. The services there will be held in the Baptist church at 10 o’clock a. m. fast time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 5, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Miller, Geo.

     The remains of Geo. Miller were brought here from Clearwater, inn., Monday evening. He went out there last fall or summer for the benefit of his health, which was bad, and died. His home was near Patriot, and his remains were taken there for burial.

[Note: Buried at German Ridge Cemetery in Walnut twp]

Gallipolis Journal
May 18, 1892
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Miller, Geraldine [Evans]

     A great many people were saddened to learn of the death of Geraldine (Jerry) Evans Miller on Monday evening after a short illness. She was born on June 24, 1923, in Rudolph, Ohio, to Stanley and Elizabeth Lewis Evans, the youngest of their three children. The family returned to Gallipolis in 1924 and they have become an integral part of this community.
     Jerry was educated in the city schools and was graduated from Gallia Academy in 1941. She took her B.S.W. degree in Social Work form Ohio State in 1945. She later became advertising manager for the Evans Grocery Company and after completing her Master's Degree in 1970 at O.S.U., she became Executive Secretary of Gallia County Children's Services and held that position until illness forced her retirement in 1975.
     She was married to William C. Miller in 1947 and became the mother of Justin and Geoffrey Miller who survive. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Harry K. (Eva) Mills, a brother Robert L. (Bob) Evans and two grandchildren, Morgan E. and Robert Miller.
     Pallbearers will be Stan Evans, Steve Evans and Bobby Evans, Greg Mills, Robbie Miller and James W. Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Marlo Bush, Ken Morgan, Warren Sheets, Ted Stoney, Walter Walker, Richard Bowman, Albert Merriman and Harold Cregor. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Gallia County Children's Services Board for the establishment of a recreation fund at the Children's Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
October 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Miller, Gladys

     Mrs. Gladys Miller, 70, died at noon Monday at Holzer Medical Center. She had resided 50 some years in the Waterloo and Cross Roads area. She was born Aug 27, 1907, at Ash County, N.C., the daughter of the late Frank and Lora Ray Shepherd. On March 9, 1923, she married Gaither O. Miller, who died May 18, 1976.
     She is survived by two daughters and two sons: Mrs. Eugene (Evelyn) Elliott, Rt 3, Gallipolis; Mrs. Philip (Ardelia) Belville, Waterloo; Russell Miller, Rt 1, Thurman, and Jack Miller, Rt 2, Patriot. There are 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death, Lawrence and Don Miller. A sister and three brothers survive: Martha Meeks, Rhonda Shepherd, and Joe Shepherd, all Waterloo; and George, Willowwood.
     Mrs. Miller was a charter member of the McDaniel Cross Roads Pentecostal Church where funeral services will be held at 2 Thursday afternoon and burial will be in Flag Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at her late residence in Waterloo after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Philips Funeral Home, Ironton, is in charge.

[Note: Died June 20, 1978]

Gallipolis paper
1978
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, Harrison B.

     GALLIPOLIS - Harrison Benjamin Miller, 90, Rt 2, Patriot, died Friday morning in Holer Medical Center.
Born July 31, 1893 in Ash County, N.C., son of the late Jacob and Candice Atwood Miller, he had lived in the Patriot area for 80 years and was a farmer. He was a member of McDaniels Crossroads Pentecostal Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Lettie Miller Miller; three sons, Bert of Rt 3, Ironton, Robert of Mount Sterling, and Charles Edward of Rt. 2, Patriot; a daughter, Mrs. Georgie Woodie of Galena; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, four brothers, George and Theodore, both of Detroit, Mich., and Samuel and Claude, both of Rt. 2, Patriot; and a sister, Manda Roach of Willow Wood.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in McDaniels Crossroads Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. Lawrence Self officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, from 6-9 p.m. Sunday. The body will also lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

[Died April 6, 1984]

Gallipolis paper
1984
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Miller, Harry

Harry Miller
     Harry Miller, 72, of Middleport, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1991, at the residence of his daughter in Johnstown, Ohio following an extended illness. He was born on Sept. 28, 1919 in Gallipolis, the son of the late Harry and
Matilda Kinser Miller. He was a former employee of the Owens Illinois Company in Columbus, and a
veteran of the U. S. Army during World War II.
     Surviving are two sons, Capt. Jerry (Donna) Miller, Fort Riley, Kan., Richard (Charlene) Miller, Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Brenda) Payne, Hilliard, and Mrs. Don (Roberta) Delong, Johnstown; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Earl, Denver, Leon and Hubert Miller, and four sisters, Dessie Mottou [sic], Minnie Brown, Gladys Miller and Pearl Bunce.
     Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, Oct 21, 1991
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Miller, Harry M.

C&SOE Board Chief Succumbs After Attack
     Harry M. Miller, 65, of 2020 Tremont Rd., chairman of the board of the Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co., died at his home Sunday, apparently of a heart attack. Miller joined C & SOE as a vice-president in 1951. He was named executive vice-president in 1952, became a director in 1953, and in 1954, was named to the executive committee. Miller was elected president in 1956 and headed the company until April, 1966, when he was named chairman. He was succeeded as president by J. Lawrence McNealey. 
     Miller was born near Gallipolis and graduated from Gallia Academy High School.  He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and received his law degree from Ohio State University in 1927.  He returned to Gallipolis to practice law and served three terms as county prosecutor from 1929 to 1935.
     In 1939, he became executive secretary to then Governor Bricker and in 1941 was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission, where he served until 1949. Miller was elected president of the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commission in 1950. In 1961, he was named chairman of the board of trustees of Battelle Memorial Institute.
     He serviced as board member of the Huntington National Bank and the Buckeye Federal Savings & Loan Co. in Columbus, the Ohio Valley Bank at Gallipolis, Edison Electric Institute and the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. He was a trustee of a number of other organizations.
     Miller was a member of Scioto Country Club, the Columbus Club and First Community Church, and was an active [Honorary 33rd degree] Mason. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine; daughter, Mrs. Richard Allen of Columbus; and sons, Arthur of Albuquerque, N. M., and Donn of Los Angeles.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger Mid-Town Chapel, 229 E. State St., with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Children’s Hospital or to the Heart Fund. The Rev. Robert Leake officiating. Graveside service 3 p.m. Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio.

Columbus Dispatch
Monday, February 10, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Miller, Harry M.

Harry M. Miller, 65, Dies Sunday  
     Harry M. Miller, 65, a native of Gallipolis and one-time Gallia County political leader, died around 9 a.m. Sunday at his home, 2020 Tremont Rd., Columbus, of an apparent heart attack.
     Mr. Miller, chairman of the board of the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co., joined C&SOE in 1951 as a vice president. He was named executive vice president in 1952, a director in 1953 and a member if the executive committee in 1954. Elected president in January, 1956, Mr. Miller headed the utility until April 1966, when he was elected chairman. J. Lawrence McNealey succeeded him as president.
     Born near Gallipolis, Miller graduated from Gallia Academy High School. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University three years and received his law degree from Ohio State University in 1927. Mr. Miller returned to Gallipolis to practice law and server three terms (1929-35) as Gallia County Prosecuting attorney.
     In 1939 he was named executive secretary to the former Ohio Gov. John Bricker and in 1941 was appointed a member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, serving as chairman from 1947-49. In 1950, Mr. Miller was elected president of the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners. In 1961, Mr. Miller was named chairman of the Board of Trustees of Battelle Memorial Institute.
     He served as board member of the Huntington National Bank, Ohio Valley Bank at Gallipolis, Buckeye Federal Savings And Loan, Edison Electric Institute, Ohio Valley Electric Corp., and as a trustee of Power Reactor Development Co. in Detroit, Children’s Hospital and Columbus Symphony Orchestra. A past president of the Columbus Town Meeting Association, Mr. Miller was [unreadable] member of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Columbus YMCA and was active in United Appeal. Mr. Miller was also an active member of the steering committee of the Development Committee for the Greater Columbus. He was a member of the Columbus Club, Scioto County Club, Scottish Rite, a 33rd degree Mason and a member of the First Community Church.
     Mr. Miller also served as president of the Gallipolis City School board, and was a member of the board for several years. He was charter member of the Gallipolis Rotary Club, and played football at Gallia Academy before graduating in 1921. Mr. Miller was also a member of Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, Gallipolis, and the Gallipolis Shrine Club.
     Survivors include his wife, the former Ernestine Biddle, sister of Mrs. John E. Halliday, Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Allen, Columbus; and sons, Donn, a Los Angeles attorney, and Arthur of Albuquerque, N. M.
     Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday at Schoedinger’s Mid Town Chapel, 229 East Main St., where friends may call between 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., on Tuesday. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, with 3 p.m. graveside service under the direction of Rev. Paul [unreadable]. In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends make contributions to the Children’s Hospital or the Heart Fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 10, 1969
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Miller, Hazel F.

     Hazel F. (Jenkins) Miller, 81, 640 Linwood Drive, Rio Grande, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 1994 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 1912 in Firebrick, daughter of the late William and Sarah Keller Jenkins, she was a member of the Sardis Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Mill, and by a brother, William Jenkins.
     Surviving are a son, Ronald M. Miller; two daughters, Shirley (Jean) Gildow of Huntsville, and Arlene Fyffe of Pataskala; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Jenkins of Sacramento, Calif.; and a sister, Thelma Pearl Burns of Orange City, Fla.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Stewart Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Roger Channell and the Rev. Herman L. Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill C.M. Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Monday from 5-8 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 10, 1994
Transcribed by J. Farley


Miller, Hazel Grover [Hartsook]

Mrs. Miller Dies Sunday In Ironton
     Mrs. Hazel Grover Miller, 69, a resident of 601 Third Ave., died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Ironton General hospital where she had been a patient for two days. She had been in declining health for a period of several years.
     Mrs. Miller was born at Vinton on Oct. 26, 1894, daughter of the late James W. and Alma George Hartsook. Her father was the first dealer in Ford cars in Gallia County. Her first marriage was to Ray Grover on Oct. 22, 1913. They operated a large farm on Rt. 160 north of Porter for many years. Mr. Grover died March 13, 1948. One child born to that union, Mrs. Elizabeth Cloud, died in 1952.
     Her second marriage was to L. F. Miller, a former superintendent of schools at Vinton, October 6, 1957. He died Oct. 10, 1960. She is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Neil (Ruth Ann) McMahon of Gallipolis, and two great grandchildren.
     Mrs. Miller was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the Vinton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy Funeral home. Rev. Warren H. Wilson, former pastor of Grace church will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Eastern Star services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 5, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Miller, Ira

Ira Miller, 80, Dies In Columbus
     Ira Miller, 80, died at 11:30 Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Flossie Craddolph, Columbus. A native of Gallia County, he was married to Myrtie West who preceded him in death 10 years ago.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Craddolph, Mrs. Lucille Conrad, Logan, and Mrs. Leona Taylor, Cleveland; two sons, Edward Miller, Columbus, and Alonzo Miller, Dayton; three brothers, John Miller, Columbus; Rev. J. J. Miller, Mt. Pleasant, and Scott Miller, Bidwell; and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Guthrie, Miss Ella Miller, Miss Minnie Miller, all of Columbus, and Mrs. Pearl Freeman, Akron.
     Decedent was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Morgan Twp. The funeral will be at the Bethel Baptist Church Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 16, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Iris [Bodimer]

Iris Miller, 65, claimed
     Mrs. Iris Georgeanna Bodimer Miller, 65, a resident of 532 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. Wednesday at her home. Mrs. Mille had complained of being ill Tuesday afternoon, but continued to work and then death came unexpectedly Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
     Mrs. Miller, wife of Gallipolis Funeral Director L. Claude Miller, had been associated in her husband's business more than 30 years. She was born Feb. 21, 1910 in Ohio Twp, daughter of the late Rev. Charles Wesley Bodimer and Della Frances Clark.
     Surviving are her husband, two children, Fred Bodimer Miller of Columbus and Claudia Miller Babcock, Brooklyn, N.Y., two grandsons, Bodie and John L. Miller of Columbus, a granddaughter, Gamble Babcock of Brooklyn; two brothers, Byron Bodimer of Confluence, Pa., and Lewis Bodimer of Eureka. A brother, Charles Bodimer, preceded her in death in 1974.
     She attended Chambersburg Grade School and was a 1928 graduate of Gallia Academy night school.
She worked as a file clerk at the Gallipolis State Institute for 16 years.
     Mrs. Miller was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Grace Guild, United Methodist Women, Daughters of American Revolution, Pythian Sisters and Eastern Star.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Hawks officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. The family will receive friends at the Miller's Home for Funerals on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals.

[Note: Died Sept 3,1975]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept 1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, J. Dale

     J. Dale Miller, 77, Rio Grande, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla. Born Feb. 11, 1904, in Meigs County, son of the late John Lewis and Minna Alberta Coughenour Miller, he was a retired Rio Grande village employee and a retired farmer.
     He married the former Zella George, who survives, in Rio Grande on July 25, 1925. Also surviving are a son, George of Rio Grande; four daughters, Mrs. Dick Thomas of Gallipolis, Mrs. George O'Briant of Bucyrus, Mrs. Richard Tenney of Ithaca, N. Y. and Mrs. Charles Huff of Usk, Wash; a sister, Mrs. Marie Cox of Ewington; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also preceing him in death was a son, John Robert Miller.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 15, 1981
Contributed by granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart                                                  Top of Page


Miller, James L.

J. L. Miller, 81, Dies After Recent Illness
     James L. Miller, 81, a retired farmer, who resided at 902 Fourth Ave., died in Holzer Hospital at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. He had been a patient there for a week, but had been hospitalized several times in recent months.
He spent most of his life on Route 1 Gallipolis, (Addison twp.), and at one time was employed at the coal washing plant at Georges Creek.
     Mr. Miller was born at Sebastus, Kans., Nov. 3, 1881, son of the late Jacob and Marilla Conkle Miller. He came to Ohio as a small boy. He met and married Neal Betz of this county on Feb. 14, 1908, and she preceded him in death Nov. 13, 1957. Mr. Miller was the last of his immediate family.
     Four children who survive are Mrs. Inez Hughes of Fourth Ave., Mrs. Edna Lane of First Ave., and Foster and Virgil Miller, both of Gallipolis. A son died in infancy. There are 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev Everette Delaney will officiate, and burial will be in the Addison-Reynolds cemetery. Friends may call until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 10, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Jane

Mrs. Howard Miller Buried At Rehobeth
     Funeral of Mrs. Jane Miller of Waterloo was held Monday p.m. at Rehobeth M. E. Church. She died Saturday.
     Decedent was the wife of Howard Miller and was 76 years old. She was a native of Symmes tp., and is survived by her husband and five children: John, Mrs. Florence Patterson and Mary Clay of Waterloo, Wilson of Oak Hill, and Fred of Grove City; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Howard of Waterloo, Mrs. Rosie Miller of Pedro, Mrs. Tena Walk and Mrs. Dell Richendollar of Hanging Rock; three brothers, I. W. Miller of Gladstone, Arch of Waterloo, Iowa, and Carrol of Springfield, O.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 23, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Joe D.

Joe Miller died Friday
     Joe D. Miller, 65, Rodney, died at 2:20 p.m. Friday at University Hospital, Columbus, following open heart surgery. Mr. Miller, a member of the Gallia County Commission, was a former building contractor and school teacher. He was president of the Rt. 35 Association, and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Miller attended Rio Grande College and Ohio University.
     He was born May 9, 1908, at McDaniel Crossroads in Gallia County, son of the late William and Cora Mae Howard Miller. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Spear Miller, whom he married on May 23, 1931, in Gallipolis. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Mary Ann) Myer, Columbus; a granddaughter, Jodee Lynn; a sister, Mrs. Maurice (Mary Elizabeth) Fowler, Norwalk, and a brother, William Miller, Columbus. One sister preceded him in death.
     Mr. Miller spent all his life in Gallia County. He attended Rodney Methodist Church, and was a member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge, and all Masonic bodies. He was past president of the Gallipolis Rotary and Shrine Clubs. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Daryl Fourman officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 6 and 9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 7, 1973
Transcribed by J. Farley


Miller, John

     Died, in this city, on Saturday last, John, only son of Rev. J. T. Miller, aged 2 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 12, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Miller, John Bernard

J.B. Miller, Oldest Man Here, Passes
Came To The United States 71 Years Ago
Was Florist For James M. Cox, Governor

     John Bernard Miller, who had recently been acclaimed in three columns as probably the oldest man in the county, died nine o'clock last night. The end came after a long period of declining health, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Lawrence and Pearl Haner, 534 Third Avenue.
     Mr. Miller would have been 96 years old in December. For a score of years he had lived with the Haners, where he was tenderly cared for. For a good while after he had passed his 90th milestone he was active and agile and looked to be much younger than he was.
     Funeral Saturday A.M. He had a remarkable career which will be outlined in succeeding paragraphs.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial at Mound Hill by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Hailed from Blue Danube

     Mr. Miller was a native of Wurtenberg, Donadorf of [missing word] having been born December 22, 1841. That was in the valley of the Danube and [missing word] was the nearest city.
     Mr. Miller became an expert gardener in his boyhood, who was the son of a gardener and he lived in a latitude and soil that yielded about the same products as come from Ohio gardens and fields.
     When Prussia effected the military occupation of Hanover and Saxony in 1866 and a war erupted with Wurtenberg and Austria casting their lot with the other small and oppressed kingdoms and John Miller went forth in fight for his native country, a kingdom about one third the state of West Virginia, Prussia was a quick and decisive victor.
     In 1867, John B came to the United States and thus probably missed participation in the war between Prussia and France that ended in a triumph for Prussian arms in 1871. He had an uncle near Chattanooga and went there and found a job and stayed two years. Thence he went to Louisville, where three years later he was married and engaged in the business of a florist.

Wine for Cincinnati
     From Louisville he and Mrs. Miller went to Putnam County, WV, locating near Winfield. There he achieved local fame as a vineyardist and winemaker and countless gallons of his wine reached the Cincinnati market to delight the palate of discriminating imbibers. Most of the Miller children were born in Putnam County.
     The next move of the Millers was to Gallipolis and until their children were grown lived on the farm on the Chillicothe Road, not more than a mile and a half from the city limits.
     Lured on by the call of his trade, Mr. Miller, at an age, that retires most men from active service, found employment in Columbus. He was for sometime florist at Olentangy Park. later he beautified the grounds of Butler Sheldon, former President of the Columbus Rail and Light Company, who owned a fine estate at Upper Arlington. He was with Mr. Sheldon for about ten years.

With Governor Cox
     Among the most interesting experiences that befell Mr. Miller were in connection with his employment by James M. Cox, Democratic Presidential nominee in 1900. When Cox was elected Governor the second time Mr. Miller looked after the flowers at the executive mansion in Columbus and then went to Trail's End, the Cox home near Dayton, to continue his services as gardener and landscaper. For about four years he served the militant Democratic leader and between the two a genuine friendship developed. Finally advancing years made it advisable for Mr. Miller to cease such exacting work, though he was requested to remain longer at Trail's End.
     Mr. Miller visited his native land 34 years ago, seeing his brothers and other relatives. One brother joined him in this country and died in Putnam County. The relatives he visited are believed to have preceded him in death.
     Mrs. Miller died in 1915. The surviving children besides Mrs. Haner are Mrs. John Preston and Lewis Miller, Gallipolis; Mrs. Robert McCormick, Huntington; George and Bernard Miller, Marion, Ohio. August died in January, 1936.
     On the occasion of Mr. Miller's 90th. birthday The Tribune referring to his children and grandchildren said:
"To all of them as well as to the subject of this sketch there must come the pride and satisfaction that properly belong to the twilight of a long and useful life. Of John B. Miller it can be said with obvious truth he made a success; he learned how to do an important kind of work expertly. The Tribune congratulates him on his great age, good health, his long period of valuable service and his fine family and his many well wishers on his 90th. birthday."

Galllipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 4, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Miller, John E.
 
     John E. Miller, 96, Thurman, died Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1887, in Ohio, son of the late Pleasant and Ellen Evans Miller, he was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Miller, four daughters, Mary Louise Frasure of Michigan, Phyllis McCleese of Grove City, Joyce Blanton of Vinton, and Ruth Morrison of Thruman; and 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill;, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill CM Cemtery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today.

[Note: Oak Hill CM Cemetery is in Jackson County.]

Gallipolis paper
Thursday February 2, 1984
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, John Lewis

Board Member is Dead at 86   
     John Lewis Miller, 86, Rio Grande, died at 4a.m. today at the home of his son, Dale, in Rio Grande. Miller was born in Langesville, Jan.26,1867, son of John Wilson Miller and Lucinda Barton Miller. He was one of 12 children of whom two brothers, Ray W. of Parkersburg, WVa and Vaughn and two maiden sisters , Miss Daisy and Miss Ethel, all at home place in Langsville, survive.
     Miller was married to Minnie A. Coughenour, Old Kyger, May 30, 1897, at the brides home. She preceeded him in death, Aug 3, 1933. As a young man Miller taught school at Kygerville, Addison and Kyger. Later he bought a farm near Rio Grande where he lived until his death.
     Miller was a graduate from Ohio University in education and has been a trustee of Rio Grande College since 1908. He was later appointed trustee emeritus. He was also a deacon in the Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande. For many years Miller was a member of the Gallia County Grange until age prevented his attendance.
     Surviving besides his brothers and sisters are two children Dale of Rio Grande and Mrs. Stanley (Marie) Cox, Gallipolis., five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. One daughter died in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held 2 pm. Thursday at the Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Miller's Home for Funerals. Friends may call at his late home after noon on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 29, 1953
Contributed by greatgranddaughter, Cheryl Enyart                                           Top of Page


Miller, John Mart

     John Mart Miller, 86, Rt. 1, Patriot, died Monday morning. Born June 10, 1901, Glendale Springs, N.C., he was the son of the late Matilda Miller. He was a retired coal miner of the Waterloo Coal Company, Oak Hill, Ohio. He lived in Waterloo since 1935.
     He is survived by his wife, Belva (Phillips) Miller, whom he married Sept. 17, 1923. Also surviving are two sons, Wade Miller and Harold Miller, both of Rt. 1, Patriot; five daughters, Edith Right and Violet Alleen Levitre, both of Rt. 1, Patriot; Mrs. Gary (Carol) Miller, Waterloo, Teresa Miller, Wilmington, N.C. and Mrs. Todd (Darlene) Grady, Jackson; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchldren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Wiley (Estelle) Miller and Margaret Church, both of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and one brother, Rufus Miller, Ablingdon, Md.
     He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy Leona Miller, and two brothers, Walter Miller and Bryant Miller.
     Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McDaniels-Crossroads Pentecostal Church, Waterloo, with the Rev. Glen Carmen. Burial will be at the Flag Springs Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 10, 1988
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, John T.

     John Thomas Miller, 66, Rt. 1, Waterloo, died Monday night in Holzer Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born June 19, 1916, at Waterloo, son of the late Haf and Anna Davis Miller, he was a sawmill operator, World War II Veteran and member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church, Symmes Valley Grange and Willow Wood VFW Post.
     He married Mary Massie, who survives, on Nov. 8, 1947. Also surviving are three daughters, Myrtle Miller and Mrs. Sharon Fenwick, both of Springfield and Mrs. Johnna Sue Lunsford of Waterloo; two grandchildren; four brothers, Henry, Jack and Bob, all of Waterloo and Ronald of Circleville and six sister, Mrs. Everett (Elizabeth) Evans of Waterloo; Mrs. Jack (Opal) Charlton of Howard and Mrs. Edward (Lois) Relbel of Westerville and Joan Miller and Mrs. Wallace (Patty) Clark, both of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rehobeth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Everett O'Neal officiating. Burial will be in Rehobeth Cemetery. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, from 6-9 p.m. today.

[Note: Died Jan. 31, 1983]

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


Miller, Julia C.

Death of a Little Girl
     Julia C. Miller, the daughter of R. E. Miller of Fourth street, above Locust, died Wednesday morning at 9:30 in her 10th year, of heart trouble. Funeral services Friday morning at 10 o;clock at her late home, the burial by Undertaker Wetherholt following at Pine Street cemetery. She had been ill for several months. Her parents and several brothers and sisters survive her. She was a nice little girl beloved by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec 1, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, Larry

Larry Miller
     Larry D. Miller, 34, Rt. 2, Patriot, was killed Monday night when his vehicle collided with a DT&I train at Royersville, five miles north of Ironton. He was born Nov. 11, 1946 in Lawrence County, to Orland and Betty Provens Miller, Rt. 2, Patriot.
     He attended Southwestern High School and married Teresa Miller May 23, 1964. She survives along with two daughters, Lisa and Julie, both at home. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle in 1976. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Miller of Patriot. Mr. Miller was employed as an operating engineer for Shelling Construction in Ironton.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Pentecostal Church with Rev. Glenn Carman officiating. Burial will be in Flag Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 21, 1981
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Miller, Laud F.

Retired Educator Succumbs
     GALLIPOLIS - Laud F. Miller, 69, of 601 Third Ave., a retired school administrator, died of a heart
attack Monday afternoon at his home. He had been in failing health in recent years but his death was
sudden. He was watching the World Series at the time of his death.
     A native of Gallia Co., he was born April 17, 1891, near Vinton, son of the late Charles and Wilda
McCalla Miller. He was first married to the former Elta Rupe and she preceded him in death. Their son
Malcolm Miller of Union, Wash., survives. 
     Mr. Miller was principal of the Vinton Local School for 14 years, and prior to his retirement had served
in the Athens County school system. He also owned and operated a farm near Albany for several years.
He is survived by his second wife, the former Hazel Grover, whom he married Oct. 6, 1957.
     The body is at the Vernon McCoy funeral home in Vinton. Arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of his son and will be announced.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 1960
Transcribed by J. Farle


Miller, Leon

Leon Miller
     Leon Miller, 66, Route 1, Cheshire, died Tuesday evening at the Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Miller was born April 24, 1913 in Bradbury where he resided only a short time. He was reared near Gallipolis. He was a son of the late Harry and Matilda Kinsen [sic] Miller. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Earl and Denver Miller, and two sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Dessie) Motta [sic] and Mrs. Minnie Brown.
     Surviving are his wife, Deloris Little Miller; four sons, Larry, Long Bottom; Tom, Pomeroy; Phil, Rutland, and Chris of Middleport; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Susie) Sigman, Bidwell; two brothers, Harry Miller, Anchorage, Alaska, and Hubert Miller, Lebanon, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Pearl) Bunce, Cheshire, and Miss Gladys Miller, Middleport, and seven grandchildren.
     Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War II. He attended the Freewill Baptist Church at Kyger and was employed by the Farmer Silo Construction Co.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Price and the Rev. Don Price officiating. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the
Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home in Middleport from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until noon on Friday when the body will be taken to the church.

The Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, Nov 7, 1979
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Miller, Lettie

     Lettie Miller, 95, Rt 2, Patriot, died Sunday evening at Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 12, 1893 in Glendale Springs, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mandy Jane (Sheets) Miller. She was a member of the McDaniel Cross Road Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison B. Miller, on April 6, 1983, whom she married Oct 2, 1911 in Ash County, N.C. Also preceding her in death were two sons, one daughter, three sisters, and seven brothers. Surviving are one son, Charles Miller, of Rt 2, Patriot; one daughter, Georgie Woodle of Columbus, one sister, Jennie Roach of Patriot; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren.
     Services will be Thursday, 1 p.m. at the McDaniel Cross Road Church, with the Rev. Lawrence Self officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.

[Note: Died April 9, 1989]

Gallipolis paper
1989
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Miller, Lewis

Lewis Miller, Road Builder, Is Dead At 75
     Lewis Miller, 75, one of the brothers who were long identified with road building in this section of Ohio, died of a heart attack at the Joe Miller farm at Rodney at 8 a.m. today. His residence was at 527 1/2 Second Ave., and he had gone to the farm to feed cattle where he expired while doing that chore.
     He had engaged in road building for many years, and was employed by his nephew, Joe D. Miller, until about three years ago when he was hurt while on a job, and was forced to retire.
     Miller was a native of Walnut twp., where he was born on Sept. 28, 1882, the son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Frye Miller. He was married to the former Mayme Drummond and she preceded him in death on May 1, 1948. One daughter, Miss Ruth Miller, survives that union.
     Another survivor is a brother, Jake Miller of McDaniel Cross Roads. He was preceded in death by his brothers Arthur, William and John Miller.
     He was a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Rev. William H. Green will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote "12/9/1957" on this obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1957, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Miller file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Miller, Lewis Claude

L. Claude Miller, 80, [83] One Of Kiwanis Club Founders, Dies
     Lewis Claude Miller, 83, Second Avenue, Gallipolis, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1992 in Columbus. He was the owner and operator of Miller’s Home for Funerals until his retirement in April, 1989. He had been associated with the funeral business in Gallipolis for 57 years.
     After graduating from Gallia Academy High School in 1929, he began working at the Entsminger Funeral Home in 1932 and graduated from the Cincinnati School of Embalming in 1935, the first class to graduate under a then new law requiring embalmers to attend a 12 month post high school training program.
In April, 1946, he established Miller’s Home for Funerals, Court Street, Gallipolis, with his wife, Iris Bodimer Miller, whom he married in 1937. In June 1954, the business moved to 532 Second Avenue.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, the Gallipolis Kiwanis Club, where he was a founding member in 1947 and served as president in 1963, Morning Dawn F & AM Lodge No. 7, Gallipolis, Knights Templar and the Naomi Lodge of the Knights of Pythias.
     He was born March 2, 1909 in Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., to the late Darius Clinton and Ora Walters Miller. Survivors include two children, Fred Bodimer Miller of Columbus and Claudia Jean Babcock of Brooklyn, N. Y.; one sister, Marie Taylor of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, Robert Earl and William Ronald; three sisters, Ruth Louise Evans, Arlene Morse, and Lena Grace Miller.
     Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, First Avenue, Gallipolis. Masonic services will be conducted at 9 p.m. by the Morning Dawn Lodge #7. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Warren Wilson and Joe Hefner officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 3, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Miller, Lillie Mae [Lewis]

Gallipolis Native Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Lillie Mae Miller, 54, a resident of 235 N. 20th St., Columbus, and a native of Gallipolis, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday in University Hospital, Columbus. She had been in failing health for four months, and her condition had been serious for a week.
     Mrs. Miller was born in Gallipolis Oct. 11, 1911, daughter of the late John and Barbara Scott Lewis. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Barbara Parson, Vernon, Jr., Mrs. Willie (Mary) Brown, Donna Miller, Arlene Miller, and Betty Jane Miller, all of Columbus. There are nine grandchildren.
     A brother and two sisters surviving are Carl Lewis of California, Mrs. Viola Johnson of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Richard (Lora) Coxan of Munhall, Pa. Three sisters and three brothers are deceased. Mrs. Miller had been a resident of Columbus for 24 years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
     The body is at the Williams and McNabb Funeral Home. The day and hour of the services will be announced by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. She will be returned to Gallipolis for last rites.

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


Miller, Malcolm

     ALBANY - Malcolm M. Miller, 75, formerly of Albany, died June 25 in Union, Wash. Born in Vinton, Mr. Miller had been a resident of Union, Wash., since Feb. 4, 1946. He retired from Simpson Timber C. In Union after 23 years of service. He was a maintenance worker for the city of Olympia, Wash., and worked at Athens Mental Health Center, New York Central Railroad and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bermerton, Wash.
     He is survived by his wife of 16 years Alice M. Neiman Miller; a daughter Marjorie M. Williams of Chauncey; two sons, Charles F. of Albany, and Jack W. of Calhoun, Mo.; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren
     Graveside services were held June 29 in Shelton Memorial Park in Washington.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1933
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page

Miller, Mary K.

     GALLIPOLIS - Miss Mary Katherine Miller, 61, who resided at 631 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, was dead on arrival at Holzer Medical Center at 1:30 p.m., Friday. A retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, she had been in failing health for several months.
     She was born Oct. 19, 1916 in Gallipolis to John and Coretta Thierry Miller. She never wed. Survivors are her sister, Mrs. Ernest (Ella Gertrude) Brown, Gallipolis and a nephew, John Earl Brown, Dayton. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. James Frazier officiating and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Dickey). Friends my call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

[Note: Died 1978]

Gallipolis paper
1978
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, Mayme

Mrs. Mayme Miller Claimed Suddenly After Long Period Of Poor Health
Rites To Be Held Tuesday Afternoon At Funeral Home
     Mrs. Mayme Miller, wife of Lewis Miller, died suddenly at 12:40 p.m. Saturday at their home on 82 State St. She had been in poor health and was 64 years old.
     The Millers own the old home of Mrs. John C. Rue, next door to Gatewood, having purchased it last year and converted it into two apartments. They occupy the first floor apartment, and the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Clark, live upstairs. Early Saturday afternoon Mrs. Clark heard the clinking of a glass and then a thud on the floor below. She rushed downstairs and found Mrs. Miller helpless and dying on the floor, with a tumbler in or near one hand. She gasped a time or two and died before Miss Ruth, her daughter, could come from the Gallipolis Department Store, or Dr. N. Howard Foster could come from his home or office.
     The Millers have lived in Gallipolis for five years and previous to that lived for a number of years above Kanauga but below Georges Creek. Miller is one of the well-known contracting and quarry-operating firm of Miller Bros.
     Mrs. Miller was born on Feb. 19, 1884 in Walnut Twp. and was a daughter of Filmore and Emily Baker Drummond.
     She is survived by, besides her husband and daughter- a closely-knit and home-loving and mutually devoted trio- these three brothers; Floyd Drummond, who lives at Gallia Rt. 1; Clarence Drummond of Waterloo, Emmett, another brother, died five years ago. [sic]
     Decedent joined the Flag Springs Methodist Church early in life. In late years she attended the First Baptist Church here.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons, in charge of Rev. J. E. Hakes. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received at the home until noon Tuesday. Then the body will be removed to the funeral home.
     Mrs. Miller was a worthy, exemplary woman, whose innate kindness endeared her to all who knew her. Her sudden passing is a terrific blow to husband, daughter and other loved ones.

[Note: From death certificate date of death May 1, 1948.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1948, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Miller file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                     \    Top of Page


Miller, Moses Ellsworth

"Bunt" Miller, 74, of Eureka Dies Suddenly
Though Blind, He Operated Store For Years - Funeral At 2 Tuesday
     Moses Ellsworth Miller, widely known in the county as Bunt Miller, died of heart trouble at his home in Eureka at 4:45 Sunday morning. The end came suddenly. He was 74 years old.
     Mr. Miller was totally blind. Nevertheless he moved about a great deal, with an assistant, and until a few months ago, conducted a small store in Eureka, having been there for a number of years. In earlier days he was a sawyer.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Minnie Dicqey, and they were married on Sept. 13, 1892, by Squire A. E. Sibley. There are five daughters: Mrs. E. J. McLeod, Mrs. Eli Heil, Mrs. G. J. Steigerwald, Mrs. M. F. Rhinesmith, and Mrs. Joseph Popoline, all of Colubmus. He is survived also by three brothers and two sisters: Ed and John Miller, Mrs. J. A. Overall and Mrs. E. K. Sherman, all of Columbus, and William Miller of Huntington. There are 10 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Clay Chapel at 2 p.m. by Rev. C. L. Thaver, Tuesday under the auspices of the O.U.A.M. of Bladen. Burial there by Stevers Funeral Services.

[Note: From Death certificate B. 25 Nov 1861, Vinton Co., O - D. 24 May 1936, Clay Tp, Gallia Co., OH Parents: Moses E. Miller and Sallie Walter]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, Ora May

     Mrs. Ora May Miller, 85, of Chillicothe Road, Gallipolis, Ohio, who died Sunday in a Gallipolis hospital following a three week illness, will be buried in Jordan Chapel Church Cemetery at Gallipolis Ferry, WVa, after funeral services Wednesday at 1 p m at Millers Home for Funerals, Gallipolis, Ohio. The Rev. Paul Hawks will officiate.
     Born Feb 18,1887, at Talcott Va., she was a daughter of the late Allen C and Nancy Evans Walters.
She was a member of Jordan Chapel Church. Her Husband, Darius C Miller, died in May of 1951.
     Survivors include two sons. W. R. Miller and L. Claude Miller, owner of Millers Home for Funerals, both
of Gallipolis; three daughters Mrs. Arlene Morris of Chillicothe, Ohio. Mrs. Lena Miller of Columbus, Ohio
and Mrs. Marie Taylor of Gallipolis, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Ruth Evans preceded her in death.
     Friends may call at the funeral home between 2 and 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. today.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
17 Oct 1962
Submitted by Ernie Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Miller, Robert Earl

Death of Robert Earl Miller
     Robert Earl, son of Darius C. and Ora Miller, who reside at 658 Fourth Avenue, this city, died this Friday morning, Feb. 27, 1920 at 5:15 o’clock of pneumonia. He was 6 years, 4 months old, being of a winsome disposition, endeared himself very much to all who knew him. Besides the parents there are two brothers and three sisters left, who will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
     The funeral and burial will be Sunday afternoon at Jordan Chapel Cemetery, Beale, W. Va., under the direction of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 27, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Susanna

Death of Mrs. Susanna Miller
     Mrs. Susanna Miller, widow of the late Richard Miller, died Sunday evening about nine o'clock at her residence on upper Second avenue from a stroke of paralysis on Saturday morning at the age of 80 years. Her husband preceded her some years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters and two sons and a host of friends.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Miller will be held from her late residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning by Rev. E.V. Cremeens, burial at Pine street by C.R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 14, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Miller, Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee Miller
     Tommy Lee Miller, 50, Temia Ghana, South Africa, formerly of the Cheshire area, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 15, 1999 at his employment. Born on Feb. 25, 1919 at Kyger in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Leon and Delores Little Miller. He was employed as an engineer maintenance manager with Kaiser Aluminum VALCO Plant in South Africa.
     He is survived by his wife, Linda Atkinson Miller, Temia Ghana, South Africa; daughers, Tina Miller Savage of Maryland, and Chandra Miller of Seattle, Wash.; one granddaughter, a sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Robert Sigman of Bidwell; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Louise Farley of Long Bottom; Phil and Denise Miller of Rutland; Chris and Cheryl Miller of Gallipolis; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Price officiating. Burial will follow in Meigs Memory Gardens in Pomeroy. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home in
Pomeroy.

The Daily Sentinel
Monday, July 19, 1999
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free


Miller, Wilda

Death Of Mrs. Wilda Miller
     Mrs. Wilda Miller, wife of Charles A. Miller, rural mail carrier on Route 1, was taken to the Cherrington hospital at Logan on Monday of last week and Tuesday she underwent an operation from which time she suffered intensely until Friday monrning when death came to her relief. Her remains were brought home Friday evening and funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Brisco, assisted by Rev.J. M. Davis of Rio Grande. They were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends showing the high esteem in which she was held. She was laid to rest in the McGhee cemetery on the hill overlooking her once happy home which they had but recently built. She leaves a devoted husband, a son and a daughter and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their irreparable loss.

[Note: Stone is in Vinton Memorial Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 27, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Miller, Dr. William

Dr. William Miller Dies at Centerville
Practiced 40 Years in This County. Was Once Principal At Academy
     Dr. William Miller, 74, for nearly forty years a practicing physician at Centerville, this county, died at his home Sunday morning at 10 o'clock after a long llness[sic] with cancer of the liver.
     Dr. Miller was born in Pennsylvania. He studied medicine in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia and practiced in that state some years before coming to Gallipolis. He was a teacher here and for a time was principal of the old Gallia Academy. After resigning that position he moved to Centerville and took up the practice of medicine there.
      He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Clara Morgan, daughter of John Morgan, Centerville, and one son John Miller, who is a teacher in the Ironton schools.
     He was a member of Centerville Lodge of Masons, of which he was past master, and his funeral will be under the auspices of that order at the Masonic Temple there Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in Centerville cemetery in charge of Davis and Thomas, undertakers of that place.

[Note: b 3 June 1853, d 4 Feb 1928; buried Hill Cemetery, Jackson Co.]

The Daily Tribune
Gallipolis, Ohio
February 6, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                   Top of Page


Miller, William

William Miller, 70, Dies Suddenly This Morning After Long Period Of Ill Health;
Contractor, Farmer
Rodney Resident Succumbs At Breakfast Table From Heart Attack;
Services Set Wednesday Afternoon From Waugh Funeral Home
     William Miller, 70, died at 8:30 a.m. today at his home in Rodney. News that Bill Miller has passed away will jolt everyone who knew well the once hale, sturdy man. For five years he has been in failing health from heart trouble, and for two years gravely ill- his strength and robust appearance gave way to the afflictions that beset him.
     He was a stalwart figure in a family that has been notably and variously active and influential in Gallia County affairs for at least three generations. His father, Daniel Miller, was county commissioner for six years, from September, 1892 to August, 1898.
     Older Gallipolitans will recall Bill Miller as a merchant at McDaniel Cross Roads- for 16 years before he moved to Rodney in 1924- where he made frequent trips to Gallipolis to bring in country produce and to take back merchandise. That was in the "mud era" when such a trip meant a long day and a long night.
During his years at Rodney, he achieved success in rehabilitating the once Ralph Whitney farm and in developing a dairy business and farming operations on a rather large scale. However, his farming activities were considered more or less as a hobby, for his greatest work was as a road contractor.
     He was born June 11, 1879, at Patriot in Walnut Twp. His mother was Elizabeth Frye Miller. He married Sept. 14, 1904, at the bride's home in McDaniel Cross Roads, the former Miss Cora Howard, who survives. There are two sons, Joe D. Miller, Rodney, and William B. Miller, Columbus, and a daughter, Mrs. Maurice H. (Mary E.) Fowler. Another daughter, Tressa, died in 1907 at the age of six months.
Surviving brothers are John and Lewis Miller, Gallipolis, and Jake Miller, McDaniel Cross Roads. His oldest brother, Arthur-father of Harry M. Miller, long-time leader of a Republican political faction here and member of the PUCO- died in 1932.
     Four grandchildren also survive. The decedent was a member of the Patriot Masonic lodge and of the Olive Methodist Church.
     Mr. Miller felt better than usual when he got up for breakfast this morning, but he keeled over at the table from one of the numerous heart attacks he has had during the last two years.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home, the Rev. Lowell A. Nihizer officiating, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and friends may call there until ........(torn off)

[Note: From death certificate date of death April 24, 1950.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1950, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Miller file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Miller, William

Veteran Physician Died Sunday
Dr. William Miller Passed Away at 74 at Home in Centerville
     Dr. William Miller, 74, for almost forty years a practicing physician in this county, died at his home in Centerville Sunday, Feb. 5, 1928, after a long illness from cancer of the liver.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Masonic Temple there under the Masonic lodge of which he had long been an honored member. Burial was in Centerville Cemetery (on the Hill).     
     Dr. Miller was a native Pennsylvanian. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and afterward located in Gallia county. For a time he taught in the Gallipolis high school, later moving to Centerville.
     He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Clara Morgan, daughter of John Morgan of Centerville, and son John, teacher in the Ironton schools.

Gallia Times
February 9, 1928
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page


Miller, William R.

Wm. R. Miller Died At Addison Tp. Home Last Night
     Ill for a year, William R. Miller died of heart trouble at 10:35 last night at his home on Georges Creek, Gallipolis R. D. 1. Mr. Miller was born and spent his whole life—he would have been 61 on April 11—in Addison tp. He was a son of the late Jacob and Marilla Conkle Miller and never married. Surviving are a brother and a sister, James Lee Miller, Gallipolis, R. D. 1, and Mrs. Rachel Darst of near Kyger.
     Rev. E. C. Venz will conduct the funeral services at the home at 2 o’clock Friday. Burial will be made in the Maddy cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 21, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Miller, Wyatt

Aged Wyatt Miller Died Early Today At Home in Morgan Tp.
     Wyatt Miller, an aged colored man, died at his home in Morgan township at his house about 8 o'clock Saturday morning. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy early in the week, after which his condition became hopeless.
     His wife died about two years ago and since then he had lived with his son, Scott. He bore a good reputation and was the father of a large family. The Tribune was told his children, living and dead, must number 15 or 16. His home was on the Lambert lands and Vinton was his post office.

[Note: buried at Morgan Bethel in Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 5, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Miller, Zella

Zella Miller
     Zella Lucina Miller, Fruita Colo. , a former Rio Grande resident, died Sunday, Oct 30, 1994 at the Family Health Care West in Fruita.
     A graduate of Rio Grande High School and Rio Grande College, she taught school in Gallia County for a short time and was a retired employee of Rio Grande College Cafeteria with 21 years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande Ladies Auxiliary and the Rio Grande College Atwood Club.
     Born November 10, 1903 in Addison Twsp., Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Etta Swisher George. She married J. Dale Miller July 25, 1925 at Rio Grande and he proceeds her in death in 1981.
     Survivors include on son, George Miller of Rio Grande ; four daughters, Dorothea Thomas , Gallipolis; Louise O'Briant of Sycamore, Mary Lou Tenney of Ithaca, NY, and Carol Huff of Grand Junction, Co.; one sister Esta Vollborn of Bidwell; 21 grandchildren and 28 greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Robert, five brothers, one sister and two grandsons.
     Friends may call 7-9 pm. Friday at the McCoy Moore Funeral home in Vinton and on half hour prior to services, will be held 10am Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Rio Grande. The Revs. Luther Tracy and Jeff McKinney will officiate . Burial will be in the Calvary Cememtery. Pall Bearers will be Mark Miller, Glenn Miller, Dennis Lear, Larry Lear, Bill Jackson and Steve Ragland.

Gallipolis Tribune
Novemeber 2,1994
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Milliron, Dorothy Juanita [Burnette]

     Dorothy Juanita Milliron, 77, of Gallipolis, died Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., after a brief illness. She was born on May 8, 1928, in Gallipolis to the late Charles R. Sr., and Eva Mae (Brown) Burnette. She was a secretary for the City of Gallipolis and retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company (AE) in 1995 after 25 years of service.
     Survivors include two sons, Gilbert E. (Sandy) Milliron and Michael L. (Charlene) Milliron, both of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Lisa K. (Jeff) Milliron Valle, Lori Beth Milliron, Matthew A. Milliron, and Samantha D. (Tony) Milliron Boyce, one great granddaughter, Zoe Boyce; one sister, Ruth (Bob) Robbins of Gallipolis.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Gilbert E. Milliron; one son, Roger A. Milliron; two brothers, William Burnette and Charles Burnette, Jr., six sisters; Louise Amos, Eleanor Wiget, Mildred Bates, Marie Burke, Evelyn Woodall, and Hilda Burnette.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Theron Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
January 22, 2006
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Milliron, Gilbert E.

     Gilbert Milliron, 78, Gallipolis, died Thursday, April 29, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1915, at Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., to the late Ellsworth and Zonia (Bonecutter) Milliron. He was a retired carpenter and belonged to Carpenter Local 650, Pomeroy.
     Survivors include his former wife, Dorothy Milliron; one daughter, Lavina (Harley) Thomas of Gallipolis; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gilbert (Sandra), Michael (Charlene) and Roger Milliron, all of Gallipolis; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a friend, Aljean Thivener. He was preceded in death by one sister, Garnet Moss; one brother, George Milliron, and his first wife, Nellie Cook Smith.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Willis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Harold Adkins, Marvin Cottrell, Michael Curnutte, Joe Woodall, Rodney Crites and Gary Thivener.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 2, 1993
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Milliron, Henry

     MIDDLEPORT - Henry William Milliron, 74, of Pearl Street, died early this morning at Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Gallia County, a son of the l3ate Henry and Ora Frazier Milliron. He was a retired coal miner.
     He is survived by his wife, Marie Rusk Milliron, two daughters, Mrs. Belva Mohler, Middleport, and Mrs. Ronald (Alice) Jacobs, Rutland; five sons, Orville F. of Reynoldsburg, Norman W. of Racine, Marvin C. of Middleport, Delbert G. of Letart Falls, and Melvin H. of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. George (Cleo) Walters, Nelsonville, 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.
     Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. George Oiler and the Rev. O. H. Cart officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
December 24, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Milliron, (Margaret)

     DIED - At her residence near Cheshire, on January 23d, Mrs. Milliron. Funeral services at the Baptist Church Saturday at 5 p.m. by Rev. J. Fulton.

[Note:  Born March 27,1843 and Gallia Co., Ohio death records, Vol. 1, Page 284, has that she died on February 24, 1893.]

The Gallipolis Journal
Cheshire News Notes
Wednesday, March 1, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Milliron, Roger A.

     Roger A. Milliron, 43, of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 5: a.m. at his residence, after a brief illness. He was born July 8, 1956 in Gallipolis, and was the son of Dorothy J. Milliron and the late Gilbert Milliron.
     He was an employee of Kokosing Construction Company of Fredericktown, Ohio. He was a member of the National Rifleman Association, NFL Boilermakers, and a 22-year member of Carpenters Local No. 650 in Pomeroy, and a member of the Kanauga Sportsman Gun Club.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Milliron, on April 29, 1993. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Swisher Milliron of Gallipolis, whom he married July 16, 1994; a son, Matthew A. Milliron, of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton; a daughter, Samantha D. Milliron of Gallipolis, two brothers, Gilbert (Sandy) Milliron of Gallipolis, and Michael (Charlene) Milliron of Bidwell; and two nieces, Lisa Tarvin of Winnetka, Illinois and Lori Milliron of Gallipolis.
     Services will be Monday, April 24, 2000 at 11: a.m. in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Bernacki of Point Pleasant, WV, officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery at Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, April 23, 2000 from 6-8: p.m.
     Pallbearers will be Michael Swisher, Aaron Webb, Dean Jividen, Gary Saunders, Gary Burns and Gregory George. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Atkins, Arnold Jividen and Robert Gordon.
Contributions may be made to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, April 23, 2000
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Millirons, John

John Millirons Of Addison Died 8:30 Last Night
Funeral Is Set For 2 Thursday At Addison
     John Millirons, long a sufferer from a heart condition and complications, succumbed at 8:30 last night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rupe, in Addison. He was a retired section worker of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and was in his 76th year. His birthdate was April 29, 1869.
     Sturdy, stalwart, industrious, Mr. Millirons had been a familiar figure about Addison since his boyhood: However, he was born in Jackson County, one of 12 children (10 boys and 2 girls) of George and Margaret Manley Millirons. They moved to Addison about the time that John was reaching his teens. Except for about three years spent in Gallipolis when his daughters were students in the GAHS, he and family lived in and about Addison.
     Mr. Millirons became ill last March; was a Holzer Hospital patient for a fortnight; failed to improve to any great extent, and since June 1 had been taken care of in the Rupe home.
     For more than 30 years, Mr. Millirons was a section worker. He is survived by his wife, who was Lucinda Davis, and two daughters, Mrs. Rupe and Mrs. John Compton of Seminole, Oklahoma. There are also five stepsons, Hugh Fraser of Wellsville; Eli of Beaver Falls, Pa., Tom of Lathrop, Calif., Albert of Addison and Akron, and Lovias (Jack) of Wenoka, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Mercer of Athens, and a brother, Quincy Millirons of Nelsonville.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Thursday at the Addison Methodist Church, with Rev. H. S. Yost of Fultonham in charge assisted by the pastor, Rev. Julius Chandler. Interment in Reynolds Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 21, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Millirons, Lucinda

Mrs. Millirons Died At Addison 9:45 Last Night
     Mrs. Lucinda Millirons died at 9:45 last night at her home in Addison. She had been ill and bedfast the last four weeks but her condition did not become grave until a week ago. She was the widow of John Millirons, a retired railroad section worker, who died Nov. 20, 1944.
     Mrs. Millirons lacked by a few hours of reaching her 87th birthday, having been born June 21, 1859, in Cheshire Twp., a daughter of Thomas and Mary McFarland Davis. She was twice married, first to Hugh Fraser; and she is survived by the following children of that marriage: Albert Fraser, who shared her Addison home; Hugh, Wellsville; Eli, Beaver Falls, Pa.; Tom, Lathrop, Calif., and Lovias (Jack), Wenoka, Oklahoma.
     Two daughters of the second marriage also survive: Mrs. Roy Rupe, Addison, and Mrs. John Compton, Seminole, Oklahoma. Decedent leaves no brothers or sisters.
     Up till noon funeral arrangements had not been completed, but Mrs. Rupe indicated the funeral would likely be held Tuesday p.m. at the Addison Methodist Church, with burial in Reynolds Cemetery. The body was brought to the Entsminger mortuary.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, June 22, 1946

Millirons Funeral Set For 2 Tuesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. John Millirons have been set for 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Addison Methodist Church, with Rev. J. V. Speer in charge. Interment will be made in Reynolds Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 24, 1946
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Millirons, Sherman

Sherman Millirons Died At Addison
     Sherman Millirons, 73, died at 4 o’clock this morning at his home between Addison and Cheshire. He had been seriously ill for several weeks and death resulted from a heart condition. Mr. Millirons was a bachelor and lived alone in a home provided for him by the late Joseph Coughenour and located above that of Miss Ella Rothgeb and near the old Faneuil School building. His hearing was seriously impaired and he could talk only in a limited and difficult way.
     He was son of the late George and Margaret Manley Millirons. Surviving him are two brothers and a sister: John of Addison, J. Quincy Millirons of Nelsonville, and Mrs. Bessie Mercer of Athens.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday at the S. C. Coughenour home. Interment in Gravel Hill cemetery by Rawlings-Coats of Middleport.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 26, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mills, Belle

Mrs. Belle Mills Dies Sunday P.M.
Last Rites Tomorrow
     Mrs. Belle Shank Rood Mills died Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Hively, where she had lived for the past few years.
     She was born at Buffalo, W. Va., April 19, 1868, but spent the greater part of her life in Gallipolis. She was the widow of Capt. John Mills, who operated the ferry here for years. A son, L. J. Rood of Huntington and another daughter, Mrs. H. A. Roush of Middleport, in addition to Mrs. Hively, also survive. She was a member of the Eastern Star at Maysville, Ky., where she had formerly lived.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist church with Rev. George Sagen, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: from stone date of death: 25 Aug 1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
August 24, 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Mills, Charles Safford

DIED
Mills
     May 2d, 1870, Charles Safford, infant son of John E. and Lydia Mills, of Springfield township. Aged 11 months.

Gallipolis Journal
May 12, 1870
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Mills, Charlotte G. [Hannan]

Mrs. Frank Mills Dies In Hospital
     Mrs. Charlotte G.Mills, 57, wife of Mr. Frank H. Mills of Swan Creek, died in the Holzer Hospital Wednesday, Aug 1, 1934 at 9:15 p.m. whither she had been brought for treatment the same day.
Mrs. Mills suffered a fall at her home a week previous and among other injuries received a cut on her face which became infected.
     She was a daughter of James M. and Lucy Guthrie Hannan, and was the last of her parents' family. She was born in the former Hannan home, where the Mills family has resided since her marriage to Mr. Mills on May 16, 1900.
     They became the parents of Monroe Mills, residing on his father's farm; Frances, an employee at the O. H. E.; Katherine, wife of Wiliam A. Snead, of Bluefield, W. Va.; Elizabeth, a graduate nurse, also at Bluefield; Dorothy, wife of Alonzo West, of Marietta; Frank Jr., at home. A sister of Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Frances Guthrie, wife of Dr. L. C. Guthrie, of this city, died July 6, 1933.
     Mrs. Mills was active in all community work in her home neighborhood, and in the Methodist church and Grange. She was a member of the French Colony Chapter, D.A.R. in this city.
     Funeral services were held in the Mills home at Swan Creek Friday afternoon, burial following in the cemetery there. Services were by Rev. Charles L. Thaver of the Eureka circuit. Pall bearers were Monroe Mills, Frank Mills, Jr., A. F. West, W. A. Snead, L. E. Maddy and Edward Ewing. A large concourse of friends, relatives and neighbors gathered at the home in respect of this beloved woman.

Gallipolis paper
Aug. 1, 1934
Transcribed by Maxine Maxine

Mills, Charlotte G.

Death Beckons To Mrs. Frank H. Mills
Useful, Worthy Woman and Leader in Community That Knew Her From Childhood Dies at Holzer Hospital at 9:15 Last Night
     Mrs. Charlotte G. Mills, wife of Frank H. Mills, of Swan Creek, died at the Holzer Hospital at 9:15 last night. Late in the afternoon she had been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, an illness, developing on Friday following a fall, having become very serious and arousing fears of pneumonia. In falling, her forehead was bruised and there was a cut below one eye which became infected, it is said. The infection centered in the throat.
     The death of Mrs. Mills will cause profound and widespread sorrow, for she was a leader along many lines and an exemplary wife and mother and home-maker. She was 57 years old and the last of the family of James Monroe Hannan and Lucy Guthrie Hannan and was born and reared and had spent her whole life at Swan Creek. The old Hannan home in which she was born is the one in which her own family was reared.
The Mills marriage occurred on May 16, 1900, the late Rev. W. H. Gibbons officiating. The following children of this union survive; Monroe, who lives on his father’s farm; Francis, an O. H. E. employee; Catherine, wife of William A. Snead and Elizabeth, a graduate nurse, both of Bluefield, W. Va.; Dorothy, wife of Alonzo West, Marietta; Frank, Jr., at home. A sister of Mrs. Mills, Frances Guthrie, wife of Dr. L. C. Guthrie, died on July 6, last year.
     Mrs. Mills was an active and leading member of both the Methodist church and the Grange and a helper in every worthy community enterprise. No one else would be so sadly missed among her neighbors, is the gist of a tribute heard repeatedly today. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. L. Thayer at the home at 2 o’clock Friday. Burial will be in the Swan Creek Cemetery by Funeral Director, W. N. Hayward. The following have been selected for pall bearers: Monroe Mills, Frank Mills, Jr., A. F. West, W. A. Snead, L. L. Maddy, Edward Ewing.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 2, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Many Attend Rites for Mrs. Frank Mills
     Relatives, neighbors, friends, from many points gathered at her old home Friday afternoon to pay a last tribute of respect to Mrs. Charlotte G. Mills, wife of Frank H. Mills. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Impressive services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Thayer, pastor of the Eureka M. E. circuit, assisted by Rev. Herman A. Lewis. Burial was made in Swan Creek cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 4, 1934
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Mills, Earl

     Earl L. Mills, 77, Gallipolis, died Sunday, April 16, 1995 at his residence. He was a retired employee of the Kyger Creek Power Plant. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church.
     A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4464 and American Legion Post 27. Other memberships included the Gallia County Conservation Club, the Gallia County Gun Club and Gallipolis Elks Lodge 107 where he served as treasurer for many years.
     Born Feb. 24, 1918 in Mills Station, he was the son of the late Harry and Helenia Mills. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Farley Mills of Gallipolis. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Harry and Jack Mills.
     The service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peters Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Goood officiating. Burial will follow in Mr. Zion Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peters Episcopal Church, 541 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631. Arrangements are under the direction of the Waugh-Halley- Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 17, 1995
Transcribed by J. Farley


Mills, Edward Laing

Edward L. Mills, Transfer Firm Founder, Dies
     Edward Laing Mills, 88, founder of Gallipolis’ only transfer company and prominent in the affairs of his community for many years, died in Holzer hospital at 10:45 p.m., Sunday. He had been a patient there for two months, but had been in declining health for several years.
     In spite of his decline in health, he continued to take an interest in his church and lodge. He had been a member of Naomi lodge, Knights of Pythias for 62 years, and was the oldest member of the order in this section of the Ohio valley. He belonged to Grace Methodist Church and St. John’s Bible class. He was long associated with the Gallia county fair in its heyday.
     Mills was a native of Green twp., where he was born on Nov. 1, 1867, the son of the late James McCormick and Mary Halliday Mills. He attended school in that township and completed his education at Gallia Academy. Of his immediate family, the following survive, Mrs. Ruth Richards, Mrs. Homer (Myrtie) Kerr and Miss Mabel Mills. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira and Harry K., Sr.
     While traveling in Lawrence and Jackson counties for the firm of Barlow and Lanning, a dry goods store located on the site of the present Womeldorff and Thomas store, he met and married Grace Estell Williams. She preceded him in death many years ago. To this union three children, who survive, were born, Harlan and Miss Bernice Mills, both of Columbus, and Thomas E. of Gallipolis. There are six grandchildren.
     In his early years Mills farmed in the Mills Station neighborhood. It was in 1889 that he bought an interest in the dry goods firm and remained with it for three years, before returning to farming. In 1918 he bought out the transfer business of Sherman Donnett and founded Mills Transfer, which is now operated by his son.
     His lodge connection was made in 1894 and he went through the chairs and since that time has been a trustee of the organization. He was a charter member of the Old Gang group and attended its yearly reunions. His only political position was on the county election board, a post he held for six years.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Warren Wilson will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery. A service by the Knights of Pythias will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the funeral home.
     The late home was at 610 Fourth Ave., where he lived with his son and family. Pallbearers, all nephews, will be Robert and Earl Richards, Harry K., James, Jack and Earl Mills.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 15, 1956
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Mills, Effie [Bush]

Death of Mrs. Mills
     Effie Bush Mills, beloved wife of Will C. Mills, died at her home at Mills station Saturday morning December 28, 1907, after a lingering illness, aged 34 years. Mrs. Mills was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Bush of Portsmouth and was born at Swan Creek this county. She was united in marriage to Will C. Mills at Kansas City five years ago and since then has made her home here. She had been an invalid for a number of years and during the past few months had suffered intensely, but bore it all with Christian fortitude. She was a member of the Methodist Church and was a most estimable lady and had a host of friends.
     Besides her husband, she leaves a father; sister, Mrs. Minnie Carter of Chicago, half sister, Miss Letha Bush of Portsmouth and uncles George and Gilbert Bush of this city and several aunts.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Mt. Zion by Rev. J. W. McCormick, interment following at the same place by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 3, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Mills, Elizabeth 'Liz'

     Elizabeth "liz" Mills, 72, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1995 at her residence. Born Dec. 23, 1922 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Julius S. Farley and the late Eva Frances Kuhn Farley Wagoner, she was a retired employee of Colmbus & Southern Electric Co. and a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
     She was a member and past president of Gallipolis Emblem Club 199. She was a past district deputy of District 3 of the Emblem Club, and and she served as a state president of Emblem clubs.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl l. Mills, on April 16, 1995. Surviving are two sisters, Eleanor Gunnoe of Ellaville, Ga., and Sharon Harrison of Vero beach, Fla.; and a brother, Julius S. Farley of Vero Beach.
     Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. John Good officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 541 Second ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug. 30, 1995
Transcribed by J. Farley


Mills, Garnet [Smith]

     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for Garnet Smith Mills of 610 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, who died at Holzer Medical Center Friday at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Linson H. Stebbins will officiate with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mrs. Mills was born at Waterloo, Ohio Aug. 12, 1911, one of four children in the family of the late Dr. L. Eugene Smith and Leslie Hall Smith. She attended Gallipolis schools and graduated from Gallia Academy High School with the Class of 1929. She also graduated from Ohio University and did graduate work there. She taught in the local high school and in the elementary schools of Gallipolis.
     She was married to Thomas E. Mills October 19, 1950, who survives, along with three daughters and a son, Mrs. Anthony (Gracie) Klco, Columbus; Mrs. William (Mary Ruth) Dorne, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Loanna Womack, Dayton, and Tommy Mills of Groveport; a brother, Eugene Smith, New Vienna, Ohio and a sister, Mrs. Isadore (Maude) Miller of Urbana. A sister, Lucille, Mrs. Doug Mullineaux, and a son, Dwight David (1969) preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Mills was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a former teacher of the Grace Guild Sunday School Class, a member of the Gallipolis Chapter No. 283 Order of Eastern Star, and of the Pythian Sisters. She had been confined to her home since Dec. 6, 1963 following a stroke.

Sunday Times Sentinel
January 27, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mills, Harlan

Services are Held Sunday for Harlan Mills
     Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Zion Cemetery on Rt. 35 for Harlan Mills, 67, a native of Gallia County, who died Thursday in a hospital at Manteno, Ill. Mr. Mills was born here, the son of the late Edward and Grace Mills. He is survived by a son, Alec Mills of Steubenville. Other survivors are a brother and sister, Thomas E. Mills of Gallipolis and Miss Bernice Mills of Columbus.
     He was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School in the class of 1917. Prior to leaving Gallipolis, he was engaged in business.
     Rev. Hughey Jones officiated and pall bearers were Robert Richards, Jack Mills, Harry K. Mills, Earl Mills, Douglas Mulleneaux and Don Houston. Burial was under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 27, 1965
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Mills, Harry Kerr, Jr.

Harry K. Mills Jr.
     Harry K. Mills Jr., 77, of McCormich Rd., died Saturday, March 10, at Holzer Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 17, 1912 on the Mills’ farm in the Mills’ Station area, son of the late Harry K. Mills Sr., and Helena Levisay Mills. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Gallia County Gun Club, Gallipolis Elks Lodge 107, Morning Dawn Lodge 107 and was a World War II Navy Veteran. Until his retirement he was associated with the Evans Grocery.
     He is survived by his wife, Eva Evans Mills, whom he married Nov. 13, 1937. Also surviving are two sons, Michael E. Mills of the bay area, Calif., and Greg E. Mills of Gallipolis; one brother, Earl Mills of Gallipolis, and two grandchildren, Charles Michael Mills and Megan Elizabeth Mills, both of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James McCormick Mills and Jack Levisay Mills.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours and in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church youth, The Cellar.
     Pallbearers will be Jack Mills, Jim Mills, Stan Evans, Steven Evans, Justin Miller, and Geoffrey Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bernard Diehl, Floyd Irion, Nick Burleson, Del Gingerich, Hobe Foster, Morris Haskins, Jack Richards, Morton Dickey, Bob Richards, Frank Mills, Clarence Waugh and Aven Lusk.

[Note: Harry K. Mills Jr. died March 10, 1990.]

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
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Mills, Henry

Henry, Oldest Of Elza Mills Family, Passes
Final Rites To Be Held At Mt. Zion At 2 Tuesday
   
Henry Mills, the oldest of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elza F. Mills of Mills Station, died last night at his home at Westerville. Death came just one week after he was stricken with paralysis and during this time his family had known that his condition was hopeless.
    A native of Gallia County he went to Westerville years ago and was associated with the Anti-Saloon League there until his retirement.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Waddell Mills, and a daughter, Miss Nelle Mills, a teacher in the Westerville school, at home. He also leaves a brother, Fred K. Mills and two sisters, Miss Belle and Miss Helen Mills, who live in the old homestead.
    Funeral services will be held at Westerville Monday evening at 8 o’clock. The body will be brought here and short services will be held at Mt. Zion Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. (E.W.T.)
    Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 14, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mills, Ira J.

Ira Mills Ends His Life With Pistol Shot
Tragedy Occurs At Mills Station Home Early This Morning
     Ira J. Mills, 76, former sheriff of Gallia County, ended his life this morning in his own home near Mills Station and Mt. Zion Church. As he lay in bed, he placed the muzzle of a pistol in his mouth and fired. This occurred about 5:30 while his son, Robert, was in the kitchen preparing breakfast. Dr. F. W. Shane was summoned and arrived a few minutes before Mr. Mills passed away around 6 o’clock. The bullet from a 32 or 38 caliber pistol split the skull but whether or not it made an exit was not definitely known a few hours later.

Had Suffered Much
     Needless to say, the passing of this well known citizen is one of the most shocking tragedies of the year in this area. That the suffering he had undergone for months from arthritis was the cause of the suicide, none seems to doubt. His condition has been such that he rarely came to Gallipolis but remained at home nearly all the time.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion, in charge of Rev. J. L. Stephenson and Rev. C. W. Boyer. Interment there by G. J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     Ira Mills was born and reared about a mile from where he died. He was a son of James M. and Mary E. Halliday Mills and their home was where Harry K. Mills and family live. His birthdate was Feb. 7, 1870. As a young man, Ira’s interest was centered largely in harness-race horses. Over a rather extended period he raised and trained horses and drove in races here and at various other county fairs.
     On Feb. 16, 1910, he married Margaret Jones of Thurman and she died in 1932. Of this union there survives the son, already mentioned, a veteran of World War II. Before and after his term of service, the son and father lived together.
     More than 20 years ago, Mr. Mills was elected sheriff and thus became known in every nook and cranny of the county. He was a genial, genteel man and the scion of a family long respected and esteemed and influential hereabouts. In fact and figure, as many have noted, he bore a striking resemblance to William S. Hart, wild west movie actor, who died Sunday night.
     Surviving, in addition to the son, are these brothers and sisters: Ed S. and Harry K. Mills, Mrs. Homer Kerr, Miss Mabel Mills, and Mrs. Ruth M. Richards, the Tribune’s circulation manager, all of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 25, 1946

Large Attendance At Mills Rites
     Mt. Zion Church near Mills Station was filled Thursday afternoon for the last rites for Ira J. Mills and almost as many stood outside. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and the impressive service was conducted by the pastor Rev. C. W. Boyer and former pastor, Rev. J. L. Stephenson. He was bourne to his last resting place in the church cemetery by these nephews: Kenneth Worman, Robert Richards, Tom James, Harry K. and Jack Mills.
     Mr. Mills died Tuesday morning at his home almost in sight of the church, in which community he was born and spent the greater part of his life.
     Out-of-town relatives, who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Earl Richards of Bellefontaine; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mills of Caldwell; Mrs. Tom Jones and daughter Eleanor of Oak Hill and Columbus; C. C. and Merrill Kerr of Athens; Miss Bernice Mills of Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 28, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Mills, John E.

John E. Mills Died Friday Morning
     Mr. John E. Mills died (this) Friday morning, February 9, 1923, aged 83, at his home on upper Second Avenue. His son Frank Mills, only son living, of Swan Creek, was at his father’s bedside at the time of his death.
     Mr. Mills was for many years a prominent Gallia County farmer residing near Mills Station on the Hocking Valley railway a few miles north of this city. For three terms Mr. Mills served Gallia County most faithfully and honorably as a County Commissioner. He was a most excellent man, a good citizen and held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
     His first wife, formerly Miss Lidia Hutsinpiller, a sister of Mrs. John Powell, of this city, died several years ago as did also three children in infancy, and one son, Will, who grew to manhood, and who died a few years back. Mr. Mills was married a few years ago to a second wife, Miss Mayme Campbell, a sister of Mr. Ed Campbell, who survives.
     The funeral will occur Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the late residence of Mr. Mills and will be conducted by the Rev. Curtis Smith of Grace Methodist church of which Mr. Mills was a member from boyhood. The interment will be at Mt. Zion in charge of funeral director Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 9, 1923
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Mills, John N.

     Died, of inflammatory rheumatism, John N. Mills, of Gallia county, O. He was born October 12th, 1800, and died May 9th, 1862, and was consequently approaching his sixty-second year. Of strong athletic frame, he was capable of severe endurance. It was only after many years [of] fatigue and exhaustion with the infirmities common to old age, that his constitution sunk [sic] under its burden. His mind took the nature of his body. Sound judgment and clear understanding marked his plans—an invincible resolve was his sure harbinger of success. His laborious disposition rendered him eminently successful.
     His religious character was unsullied. For many years a member of the M.E. Church, he exemplified the profession he made, by a life of moral purity, and an honorable devotion to the cause of God. He shunned the counsels of the wicked, and made his boast of the saving grace of God. His benevolence more than once hushed the widow's cries, and dried the orphan's tears, and refreshed the weary traveler.
     Patriotic, he felt much solitude [sic] for the success of our arms, and sent one son, a physician, to dwell on the tented field with the dying soldier. A few hours preceding his death, he conversed freely about his departure. His mind was extatic [sic] on viewing the opening glories of heaven. He died in great peace, to await a glorious resurrection from the devouring grave. A wife and eight children are left to endure an irreparable loss. G. W. Isaminger

The Gallipolis Journal
May 29, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Mills, John S.

Death Ends Career Of John S. Mills, One Of Gallia's Oldest Citizens
     Mr. John S. Mills died today, July 28, 1905, between 12 and one o'clock. He had been an invalid from heart trouble for years and from partial paralysis for a long time, since which he has been practically helpless. Not withstanding he lived to a good old age, being 71 years, 8 months and 11 days of age.
     His funeral services will be at his late residence, Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. Harry B. Lewis, the interment following at Mt. Zion by Hayward & Son.
     Mr Mills was the son of Benjamin F. and Agnes Switzer Mills, well remembered people who lived but a short distance from town, but who have been dead for many years. Mr. Mills was a brother of James M. Mills, recently deceased and a cousin of John E. Mills.
     He was united in marriage with Sarah E McCormick, daughter of Aunt Sallie McCormick and a sister of Rev. J.W. McCormick, Hon. C. H. McCormick and Mrs. Irene E. Miles, on Aug. 14, 1855. They became the parents of two sons, Samuel and Benjamin, who died in infancy and one daughter, Florence, who became the wife of Mr. B.F. Barlow. His wife and Mrs. Barlow survive him.
     He was a good, honest, upright man, intelligent and industrious and a member of the Methodist Church for many years. He was good natured, hospitable and social and was well liked and highly esteemed by everyone. He was a kind husband and father and all that could be desired in a gentleman and his afflictions and death have brought sorrow to all who knew him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 28, 1905
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Mills, Maggie

Long Illness Has Claimed Maggie Mills
     Mrs. Maggie Mills, 80, a long time resident of Gallipolis, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Hector Steele, Gallipolis fire chief, 914 First Ave. Mrs. Mills had been in failing health for several years and had been hospitalized recently.
     She was a native of Vinton county and was born on Jan. 2, 1881, and came to this county in her youth. She was twice married. Her first marriage was to Perry Steele, who lost his life in a railroad accident in 1913. In 1915 she was married to John R. Mills, a brick mason, and veteran of the Spanish-American War. He died in 1947. In addition to the son, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Mildred Mills) Celnar, of Sarasota, Fla., and a grandson, Jimmy Steele.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 25, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mills, Margaret (Johnston)

Mrs. Mills Dead
     Mrs. Margaret Johnston Mills, 81, wife of the late W.W. Mills, died at the family home in Gallipolis last Tuesday evening after (a) long illness. The funeral services were held on Thursday by Rev. F.M. Evans, the interment following at Mt. Zion cemetery in Green township.
     Mrs. Mills was a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Johnston and a sister of Robert and Samuel Johnston of Chickamauga, the late Dr. James Johnston, and the Misses Mary and Letitia Johnston of Gallipolis.
She was the mother of Mrs. Frank Hutsinpiller of this city, Mrs. Joseph Schenck of Rutherford, N.J., Mrs. R.B. Waddell of Columbus, and Mrs. F.A. Norton and Miss Letitia Mills of Gallipolis. Three sons, Dr. Orin Mills, Robert Mills and W.W. Mills, preceded her in death. For sixty years she had been a member of the M.E. Church and lived consistent with its teachings.

Gallia Times
september 10, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Mills, Mary A.

     Died, in Green township, on the 17th inst., Mrs. Mary A. Mills, consort of the late John N. Mills; aged 61 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 25, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Mills, Mary Belle

Mills Services Set for Sunday
     GALLIPOLIS - The Rev. Leroy Collier, Vinton, will officiate at the final services Sunday at 1:30 p.m. for Mrs. [Miss] Mary Belle Mills, 87, who died Thursday morning in the old family home at Mills Station. Services will be held in the Mt. Zion Church of which she was a member and burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Thomas Mills, James Mills, Harry K. Mills, Jr., Jack Mills, Frank H. Mills, Jr., and Robert Mills. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday and then at the Mills station home on Route 160, Saturday.
     Mrs. [Miss] Mills was born Aug. 12, 1864, the daughter of Elza S. [F.] and Sarah Titus Mills and one of seven children. She was born in the house in which she died and spent most of her life there except in the wintertime when she lived with two nieces, Clara Humphries of Toledo and Nelle [Nellie] Mills of Westerville. A brother, Fred, Worthington, is the only survivor of the immediate family. He was a former county treasurer. Miss Mills was present when her aunt died.
     Mrs. Mills was best known for her millinery shop here and her success as a business woman.  Her family came to this area from New England in 1802. The farm which she owned was first owned by her great-grandfather.

[Note: 8/12/1864 - 7/17/1952  Never married per death cert.]

Athens Messenger
Friday, July 18, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mills, Sarah [McCormick]

Death of Mrs. Mills
     Mrs. Sarah McCormick Mills, widow of the late John S. Mills, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. B.F. Barlow, at Columbus at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 1908.
     The body will be brought to Mills Station, arriving there at 11:50 and will be met by Hayward & Son and taken direct to the Mt. Zion Church where funeral services will be held immediately afterwards, conducted by Rev. Joy Halliday of Delaware, Ohio, assisted by her brother, Rev. J.W. McCormick. The burial will be on the family plot in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. Thomas, Walter, Wayland and Earl McCormick, J.E. Halliday and Ira Mills.
     Mrs. Mills was born September 13, 1837 and had been ill with a complication of troubles for a long time. She is survived by her only child, Mrs. Barlow, mentioned above and she was a sister to Mrs. Irene Miles of near Columbus, Rev. John W. McCormick and to Mr. C.H. McCormick and the late Mrs. John Halliday.
     Mr. and Mrs. Mills left their farm nearly twenty years ago, going first to Huntington, then came here and they lived in California as long as Mr. Barlow and their daughter were there and went with them to Columbus last fall.
     Mrs. Mills was a fine woman, a member of the M.E. Church, from girlhood, industrious, loving and kind, very social and jolly and was universally liked and respected and a host of warm friends will be pained to learn of her death.

[Note: Death Certificate...Parents: John R. McCormick and Sarah Wadell]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 25, 1908
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Minego, Henrietta [Canterbury]

Funeral of Mrs. Minego Held Here Monday
     The remains of Mrs. Henrietta Canterbury Minego, who died Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. N. Sawyers, in Huntington, were brought to Gallipolis Monday where funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Sagen in the Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial was in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Minego, who formerly resided here, was seventy two years of age and had been ill for a long time. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Susie Fitzgerald, of Huntington and several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Mrs. Samuel Curry, of this city. Mrs. Minego was a member of the D. of A. Lodge of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 11, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Miner, Burt

Death of Mr. Burt Miner Sunday
     Mr. Burt Miner died at his home on First Avenue Sunday, March 16, 1924, after a three days illness with pneumonia at the age of 47 years. He leaves his wife, one son and one daughter. Mr. Miner was a well know resident of this city and for years was in the transfer business, but for the last few years had been an employe (e) at the Hocking Valley Depot.
     Funeral services will be at the residence Tuesday at 1 p.m. in charge of Rev. W. H. Spring of Huntington. Burial at Mound Hill by Geo. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: The name is spelled Birt Minor on the cemetery records. 1920 Census states Wife, Clemma; Children - John M. & Ruth E. ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 17, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mink, (given name unknown)

     Mrs. A. A. Mink died at her home at Cheshire Monday night, of typhoid fever, aged 24 years. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. J. W. Fulton, interment following at Gravel Hill by Wetherholt. Deceased was a highly respected lady, and her sorrowing husband will have the sympathy of all.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, November 7, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Mink, Amanda Jane [George]

Death of Mrs. Mink
     Amanda Jane George was born July 1, 1852, and departed this life on Friday, July 10, 1914, aged 62 years and nine days. On Dec. 23, 1878, she was united in marriage with John L. Mink, and to them five children were born, Luther of Ostrander, Washington, Dawson of Morral, Ohio, and Gola at home. Two daughters, Lura and Della, preceded their mother in death. At an early age she professed faith in Christ and united with the Campaign Freewill Baptist Church, and continued faithful until she triumphantly passed into the realms of rest.
     As a wife she was a true helpmeet and made a cheerful and happy home. She gave a mother's love and devotion to her children, and by her sweet disposition greatly endeared herself to those who knew her. She loved the Lord, and let her light shine in her everyday life. While her sufferings in her last illness were intense she bore up with true Christian fortitude.
     Besides her immediate family she leaves four brothers, Moses George of Milford Center, William George of of Dyesville, Aaron George of Gallipolis, and James George of Bulaville. One sister, Mrs. William Kincade of Pomona, California, also survives her. She was a kind and good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, and will be sadly missed in the home and comunity.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Bulaville Church at ten o'clock Sunday morning by Rev. W.J. Fulton of Rio Grande, interment in the Rife cemetery by Wetherholt. Her four brothers and two nephews, Ola and Eddie George, were the pall bearers. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

Gallia Times
July 15, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Mink, Charles C.

     Chas. C. Mink, 45, died at Kenosha, Wis., this Wednesday morning. His body will be brought here for burial. Mr. Mink was formerly in business in Gallipolis and married Miss Myrtie Mayes of this city. He leaves two brothers; A. M. Mink of this city, and Alpheus Mink, who lives in the west.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mink, Enos Abraham

Died
     Mink - Enos Abraham Mink died at the home of his mother, in Addison Tp., on the 2d of August, 1892. Had he lived until the 27th of September, he would have been 50 years old. During all his life, until two years ago, he was afflicted with asthma. At that time the disease left him and he was seized with consumption, which caused his death. He was a man much liked by those who knew him, and possessed a strong individuality and high character. He was unmarried, but leaves a mother, four brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss.

[Note: Buried in Bethel Cemetery in Addison Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 3, 1892
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page


Mink, Florence Leona

Death of an Infant
     Mr. John Mink living three miles back of Addison, lost their four months old daughter, Tuesday forenoon.  She died of some kind of brain trouble. Her burial to be at Campain cemetery in Addison Twp.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 4, 1907
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Mink, George

George Mink Dies at 83; Rites Monday
     GALLIPOLIS - George Mink, 83, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maxine Conley of 1837 Chestnut St., Gallipolis. Born Aug. 23, 1870, at Hogsett, W. Va., to Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Mink, he was one of three children, a brother and sister preceding him in death.
     Mr. Mink’s elementary schooling was at Mud Run School at Hogsett, and he worked as a small boy in a sawmill there. At 14 years of age, he lost his left leg below the knee in the mill.  Then he took up farming there, married Lily Mae Leach of Hogsett in 1890, and they moved to Ohio in 1928 to operate the old Smith farm at Northup.
     Mrs. Mink died eight years ago, and they are survived by these seven sons and daughters:  Everett Mink of Morehead, Ky.; Mrs. B. C. (Etta) Wallace and Mrs. Edgar (May) Hope of Gallipolis Ferry; Cecil of Northup; Delmas of Northup; Mrs. Conley of Gallipolis; and Mrs. Garland (Esther) Nibert, Sr., of Gallipolis. A son, Atlee, preceded him in death. Twenty-seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive.
     Mr. Mink was a member of the Northup Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call till noon Monday at Miller’s Funeral Home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
September 20, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mink, George W.

     Mr. George W. Mink, a respected citizen of Addison Township, died at his home on Saturday, last. On the Thursday before his death, he went to Middleport with a load of lumber, returning home the same day but in such condition that he had to be assisted from the wagon to his house. He sank into unconsciousness and so remained until his death. It is supposed he ruptured a blood vessel on the brain.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton on Tuesday afternoon.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 16, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mink, John

Death of John Mink
     Mr. John Mink, of Addison Township, while returning home with his wife from a visit to his son-in-law, John Fulton, Friday evening, was stricken with paralysis near the residence of Nathan Reese and was taken into his home and Drs. Barton and Barton summoned. He became unconscious and gradually sank until he passed away Saturday morning.
     He was 78 years of age, and besides a wife, left three daughters, Mrs. John V. Fulton, Mrs. Richard Fulton and Mrs. William Huffman, and one son, Mr. Harrison Mink. He also left one sister, Mrs. Paul Roush, of Kansas, formerly of Cheshire Township.
     Mr. Mink was a fine old gentleman, highly respected. He was a member of the Baptist Church and left considerable property. The funeral services were conducted Monday at the Campaign Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. W. J. Fulton

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 29, 1902

Mink, John

     Mr. John Mink, who died last Saturday morning was buried Monday afternoon at the Campaign Free Will Baptist Church, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton. He was 78 years old and services were largely attended. He was the only son left in a family of nine and there is one daughter left, Mrs. Paul Roush, of Kansas, formerly of Cheshire township.
     Mr. Mink was a nice old man and leaves a widow and four children. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Campaign and left a farm of 200 acres and considerable money, and was highly respected by all who knew him having lived an inoffensive life.

Gallipolis Tribune
Tuesday, August 26, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mink, John H.

Found Dead With Bullet Wound In His Breast, Sunday
     John H. Mink, 52, well-known and well-to-do Addison tp. Farmer, ended his life some time Sunday by firing a bullet through his heart. He was found cold in death on his bed at home about mid-afternoon by Lester Richards, who lives on the Mink farm. News of the tragedy could hardly be given credence at first by Mink's neighbors and other friends, including a large number of Gallipolitans.

Attended Festival Here
     Mink had attended the Fall Festival Saturday night and appeared to be in his usually good spirits. Mrs. Mink had accompanied him here but she returned in the evening to spend the night at the home of her son, Earl. Presumably, Mr. Mink went home alone. Richards saw him and talked to him Sunday morning and is quoted as saying he heard a door slam at the Mink home at about 7:30. Thinking it strange he did not see or hear him again, Richards went to the house and found Mink lying across his bed, dead, with a Colt's automatic within reach.
     An element of mystery was injected into the tragedy when it was discovered the pistol had been fired twice, one bullet entering the ceiling. Why were there two shots? Which was fired first? Are questions frequently asked but remain unanswered.
     The Mink farmstead is in the Little Kyger community but on a road that connects with the Cheshire "back" road near the mouth of Little Kyger and at the old J.C. Swisher place. Earl Mink, a teacher, who married Mote Drummond's daughter, lives on an adjoining farm, his home being on the Addison-Little Kyger road.
     John H. was a son of the late Harrison and Elizabeth Thaxton Mink and had spent his whole life in Addison tp. He was a jovial man of pleasing address and had prospered it is believed, at least sufficiently to eliminate the likelihood of financial worries being the cause of the suicide.
     On May 30, 1903, Mr. Mink married Ethel V. Fulton, a daughter of the late Francis Fulton, who lived on Campaign. There survive, besides the widow and son, two sisters and a brother, Etta, wife of Hugh White of Columbus; Retta, wife of Elijah Berry, and Orus Mink, both of the Campaign neighborhood beyond Bulaville and in Addison tp.
     Close associates of Mink said today that he had been nervous and there were intimations that he might have been under some sort of mental strain. On the other hand, he had made preparations to husk corn this week, hung up his clothes when he retired Saturday night, and greeted Richards in a friendly, natural way when the latter, at his milking job, last saw him alive.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon at the Little Kyger church and burial will be in charge of J. L. Coleman. The minister had not been selected or contacted and the burial place had not been determined when these lines were written. Nor had the sister, Mrs. White, been heard from. She and her husband are believed to be in Aurora, Ill, and a message was sent to her there.

[Note: From tombstone 1885-1937. Buried in Gravel Hill]

Newspaper unknown
No date listed
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Mink, L. A.

     Judge L. A. Mink died at Kissimine, Florida, April 15, [1910] aged 62 years. He was a native of Cheshire, Ohio where he was born October 7, 1847. He moved to Kansas in 1880 and in 1894 moved to Florida. He was an attorney and real estate dealer and was successful in his practice. He is survived by a widow, three sons, a mother and five brothers and sisters. Services under auspices of the Masonic order of which he had long been a member.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 6, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Mink, Libbie

To The Memory of Libbie Mink
     Mrs. Libbie Mink, the wife of Adolphus Mink, was born Oct. 4, 1862, at Eddysville, Illinois and died June 4, 1890, at her home in Addison Township, aged 27 years, 9 months. She leaves a kind husband and a little girl (nearly 2 years old), an affectionate mother and step-father, two sisters, one brother and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     Her disease was consumption and her struggle with it was long and tedious, yet she bore her suffering with great patience and resignation. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 12 years. We all deeply mourn her loss and extend our heartfelt sympathy to her heart-broken husband and mother.
     She said she was willing to die; that she had nothing to fear and told them not to shed tears for her, if they did let them be tears of joy, for she was going home to Heaven, where she would see little Birtie who had gone on before. It was truly blessed to hear her speak with such confidence of her trust in Jesus.
For many months her only thoughts have been of Jesus and of Heaven. Her hope of Heaven was so bright that she was restless to go and the preparations that she made for leaving this world were careful and complete.
     She selected her pall-bearers and the hymns that she wanted sung at her funeral and her dying words were "weep not for me." Then dry your tears, ye sorrowing friends, for she has only passed from death into life. The summer rains will lave the sod, the grass will grow and the flowers bloom sweetly about the silent tomb where the loved one is sleeping, while her pure spirit will visit you in happy dreams and whisper to your aching hearts, "Only a little while and you will come to me."
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. Bell, which was largely attended by sorrowing and sympathizing friends. She was laid to rest on the family burying ground by Undertaker J.A. Hix.

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

[Note: Buried in Leonard Cemetery in Addison Township]

Gallipolis Journal
June 18, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Mink, Lillie M. [Leach]

Mrs. Geo. Mink Died Yesterday
Rites to Be Held at Northup Church at 2 Tuesday
     Lillie M. Mink, 67, wife of George Mink of Northup, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at the Holzer Hospital. She had been ill for a number of years and, taking worse, was brought to the hospital on Saturday.Death resulted from a heart ailment.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Northup Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery by O.E. Elliott.
     Mrs. Mink's maiden name was Lillie Leach and she was a native of Mason County and a daughter of Frank Leach. She was born Christmas day 1876. The family came to this county from Mason about 25 years ago.
Surviving beside the widower are these eight children: Everett Mink of Morehead, Ky., Mrs. Ella Wallace and Mrs. Mary Hope, Gallipolis Ferry, Cecil, employed at the Columbus State Hospital, Mrs. Esther Nibert, Gallipolis, Delmas Mink, Northup, Mrs. Maxine Conley, Gallipolis R.1, and Atlee, at home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 8, 1945
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Minor, Bertha [Tope]

Mrs. U.S. Minor Dies In Columbus
Sister Of Albert And Claude Tope Of Gallipolis
     Mrs. Bertha Tope Minor, a daughter of the late W. G. and Julia Morgan Tope, died Wednesday evening at her home, 1644 Hudson St., Columbus. She was in her 73rd year. Funeral services will be held at the foregoing address at 1 p.m. Saturday.
     Decedent was the widow of Ulysses S. Minor. They were married in 1893 and to this union were born these boys and girls: Luther Minor, Vinton; Mrs. Flora Bostick, Mrs. Ethel Ball, Leonard Minor and Victor Minor, all of Columbus. There are four brothers and two sisters living; Mrs. Hattie Bruney, Lancaster; Albert E. and Claude Tope and Mrs. Lillian McCall, all of Gallipolis; Nelson Tope, Springfield, and Watson Tope, London. Another brother, Ebert died in 1937 at Cadiz.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth December 29, 1872; date of death February 7, 1945; burial at Union CE (Franklin County).]

Newspaper (prob. February 1945, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tope file, Bossard Library.
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Minor, Mariah Angeline [Hines]

Minor Funeral
     Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Minor, the venerable mother of Mrs. W. S. Dale, were largely attended Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter by Rev. J. V. Stone, pastor of Grace M. E. church of which she was a devoted member. There was a profusion of lovely floral tributes. Burial was in the family lot in Pine street cemetery. Among the out of town friends and relatives here for the funeral were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Loren Carter and Mr. Alva Carter of Toledo, Mr. I. N. Carter and son Robert of Bowling Green, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Simmerman of Galena, James Hines, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hines, Mr. Leonard Minor and sister, Miss Ethel, and Mrs. Floyd Bostic of Columbus, Mr. John Minor and sister Miss Ruth, of Marion, Mrs. J. H. Prose, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Brewer and Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Glenn of Huntington and Mr. and Mrs. Will Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was the wife of John Minor and was born on April 10, 1847, in Ohio, to Jonithan [sic] Hines and Mary Hawkins. She died on November 14, 1930. The name is spelled Maria on the tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 18, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Minturn, Elizabeth M. [Miller]

Death of Mrs. Minturn
    
Mrs. William T. Minturn, wife of the well-known cashier of the Ohio Valley Bank, died Saturday morning, February 23d, 1901, about 7 o’clock. She had been suffering with rheumatism for quite a number of years, but always bore her sufferings uncomplainingly and with fortitude. She had been suffering lately with la grippe and that disease together with the resultant weakness, super-induced heart failure and she passed away as above mentioned.
     Mrs. Minturn was in her 63d year, and was the mother of the following children: Dr. George C. Minturn, a prominent dentist of this city, Mr. Millard Minturn of Washington, C. H., Mrs. Mamie Hall, wife of Mr. Chas. Hall, who died several years ago, Mr. Fred Minturn, who died in 1885, and Mrs. Allie Kiger, wife of Mr. Orin Kiger, foreman at the Fuller-Hutsinpiller Co.’s factory.
     The funeral services will in all probability be at the house by the Rev. Gelvin, interment at Mound Hill Tuesday afternoon, but it has not been definitely decided yet. Wetherholt will have charge of the interment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 23, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Minturn, William Tell

Judge Minturn Passes
Sinks Painlessly Into Eternal Sleep Near Midnight
Thirty Years in Ohio Valley Bank and Then Probate Judge

     It was generally known that our esteemed fellow citizen, Judge William Tell Minturn had been in precarious condition since Monday morning of the 4th of this month; but our hopes were all strong that he would recover since there had been from day to day such marked improvement. His son, Dr. George Minturn, left for his home in Slidell, LA, Wednesday morning, strongly believing that he was on the road to recovery. Hence, when the news spread about town this morning that he had passed away at a little after midnight, it was received with the greatest surprises and sorrow.
     The hour for the funeral services will not be set until his son, Dr. George Minturn, is heard from; but the services will be conducted at his late home on 3rd Avenue by Dr. C.E. Mackenzie and the burial at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward.
     The stroke of paralysis which first overtook him, seemed to have been repeated Thursday afternoon and while it did not render him unconscious it seemed to have affected his respiratory organs and his breathing became more difficult to the end.
     Judge Minturn was born at Point Pleasant, WV, April 19, 1838 and was a citizen of that city, until 1869 when he came here to keep books for the wholesale dry goods firm of Halliday and Miles. He had previously been with James Capehart and Son of Pt. Pleasant. He continued with Halliday and Miles until the dissolution of that firm and Mr. Miles went to Columbus, where he continued with John T. Halliday for quite awhile, then he went into the Ohio Valley Bank and was assistant cashier for 30 years.
     He retired from the bank and ran on the Democratic ticket for the office of Probate Judge and was elected for the term preceding the present incumbent Judge Frank Gates. This was highly complimentary to him and a fine testimonial to him and the high esteem in which he was held by citizens of all parties for he was the first Democrat elected to a county office in more than fifty years.
     He was united in marriage in October, 1862, with Miss Elizabeth Miller of Pittsburgh, PA and became the father of J. Miller Minturn of Washington C.H.; Fred B. Minturn who died when a young man; Dr. George Minturn of Slidell, LA and Mrs. Charles L. Hall, who died in 1875 and Mrs. Orion Kyger of this city. Mrs Minturn died Feb. 23, 1901.
     He is survived by one brother, Mr. Fred Minturn of Morgan, KY, now 81 years old and Miss Mariah J. Minturn of this city and who made her home with him for many years.
Judge Minturn was a very social, agreeable man of portly carriage and welcome presence and was hospitable and kindly in all the relations of life. He was a member and the secretary or recorder of all the Gallipolis Masonic bodies and his burial will be under the direction of Rose Commandery Knights Templars.
Our entire community to whom he was so well and favorably known will mourn his loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Sept. 15, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Miser, Cora

     Cora Rowley Miser, 94, Cheshire, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Dec. 14, 1888, at Kyger, son of the late Dr. Charles A. and Lydia Matthews Rife, she attended Rio Grande College and Columbus Business College, taught school at Kygerville and was employed by Columbus Optical Company and Columbus State Hospital. She was a member of Old Kyger Methodist Church and lived in Florida for 20 years.
     She married John Franklin Miser on April 23, 1917 and he also preceded her in death in 1937.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Miller's Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday.

[Note: Died April 22, 1983]

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
April 24, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Mitchell, Alice

Mrs. Mitchell Dead
     Mrs. Alice Mitchell, widow of Dandy Mitchell, who died a few weeks ago, passed away at the family residence in East Gallipolis last week following a stroke of paralysis. She leaves five sons and three daughters. The funeral was Friday.

[Note: Death Cert. - 1/15/1854 - 1/10/1922 Age: 67 yrs. 11 mos. 26 das.; d/o B. Isaacs; Buried in Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger]

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


Mitchell, Anna

Death of Colored Resident

     Mrs. Anna Mitchell, well known old colored citizen of 824 Fourth Avenue, passed away Monday night in the presence of friends and her two daughters, Fannie and Josie. Mrs. Mitchell was an old citizen, born here in Gallipolis in 1836 and had a host of friends.
     Her illness was of a long duration, having been an invalid for over 14 years, bearing with fortitude her sufferings. Funeral will be held at the John Gee Chapel Thursday afternoon 2 p.m. Interment in charge of Hayward.

[Note: Death Certificate...Annie Mitchell born 1836 OH; died Feb. 3, 1920 Gallia County; 84 years of age. Parents: Stephen Stewart and Leah Willis (both born VA). Buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 4, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Mitchell, Augustus P.

Death of Mr. Gus Mitchell
     Mr. Augustus P. Mitchell, whose death was briefly mentioned Tuesday, was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy B. Mitchell, he being our old ship carpenter, well known to everybody and we believe still a resident of Ironton, if not dead.
     Gus was an engineer for many years on the White Collar Line and used to run the engine at the old Langley flouring mill and was a splendid engineer.
     He has brothers living, Emory of Newark and John of Ironton. His only sister was Mr. John Ayers' first wife. Gus also married Mr. John Ayers' sister and she is dead. He left no children.
     He was a soldier in Co. D., 13th. Vol. Inf. in the Spanish-American War, and died at Minnehaha Park, MN, on the 9th, of disabilities contracted in Manila, Philippine Island. He was born in this city, Aug. 4, 1850 and was 50 years and 3 months old. He was well liked by all who knew him.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1854 46 years of age. Widower. Buried Lakewood Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 16, 1900
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Mitchell, B. Louise [Shaw]

     B. Louise Mitchell, 71, of Pomeroy, and formerly of Gallipolis, passed away Tuesday evening, November 9, 1999, in Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy.
     She was born January 19, 1928, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Lawrence Shaw and Berneta Young Shaw, she was a 1946 graduate of Mercerville High School, and retired from Columbus & Southern Electric Conpany in June 1986, following 21 years of service.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Gallipolis OES Chapter No. 283, a Past Matron and Past Deputy Grand Matron in Ohio, District 10. She was a member of the Lafayette Shrine No. 44, where she was Past Supreme Instructor, and the Women of the Moose, No. 594 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and the DAV Auxiliary of Port Charlotte, Florida.
     She married Calvin Mitchell on February 13, 1927 in Gallipolis, and he survives, along with a daughter, Linda Meadows of Port Charlotte, Florida, a grandson Casby Mitchell Meadows of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and two brothers, William A. Young of Pomeroy and John (Janet) Young of Lancaster. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 1999 in the McCoy Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis. Burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel on Friday, November 12, 1999 from 2-4 and 7-9. An Eastern Star service will be conducted in the chapel at 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 1999.

Gallipolis paper
November 1999
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Mitchell, Cecil J.

C. J. Mitchell, Colored Teacher, 22, Is Dead
     Cecil J. Mitchell, bright young colored man, died Monday night at 11:15 at the home of his father, J. D. Mitchell, near Fairfield, at the age of 22. He attended G.A.H.S. and Rio Grande College and at the time of his death, was teaching the Buck Ridge School.
     In addition to his father, Mr. Mitchell leaves two brothers and three sisters, Roy Mitchell, Mrs. Edith Smith and Mrs. Marie Mayo of Columbus and Mrs. Ethel Black and Edward at home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Buck Ridge Church by Rev. Payne. Burial in church cemetery in charge of J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 12, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mitchell, Edwin L.

Death of Mr. Mitchell
     Mr. Edwin L. Mitchell, merchant and postmaster at Hilton, Harrison township, died Monday night after a long illness. He is survived by a wife, formerly Miss Ella Clark and also leaves three brothers and two sisters in Boone county, W. Va. Mr. Mitchell came to Gallia county eight years ago and has lived here since. He was an honorable gentleman, a kind and affectionate husband and a citizen who had the respect of all who knew him.
     The funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W. E. Ewing, interment following at Macedonia by Undertaker Myers.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 22, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mitchell, George Fleming

     Mitchell-George F. Mitchell, was born at Marietta July 19th, 1819, moved to Gallipolis, Ohio, September 1830; and was married to Mary J. Lasley, July the 12th, 1846; and they together moved to Cheshire, Ohio, November, 18[unreadable text], where on the 20th day of June, 1884, he peacefully passed from time to eternity. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss. He was a kind husband, an affectionate father, and highly respected by all that knew him. His disease was palpitation of the heart. 
 P. Henry

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, July 03, 1884
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Mitchell, Gertrude

     Mrs. Gertrude Mitchell, wife of Leland Mitchell, died at her home near the Mound Hill Cemetery, on Monday, April 8, aged 19 years. She leaves one child, a boy three years old. The body was taken to her former home in Henderson, W.Va. where the funeral was held Wednesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 18, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans


 Mitchell, John Calvin 

     Stars in Heaven shine brighter tonight,
     Dad's presence makes it so
     Helping Jeasus prepare a plan for us;
     So someday we may all go.

     John Calvin Mitchell, son of Robert and Willa Knapp Mitchell was born March 3, 1892, departed life March 12, 1968 at age 76 years, 1 week and two days old. Having spent the earlier years of his life in West Virginia. When he married Flora Jane Glenn on December 25, 1916. The last six months of his life he was paralyzed and his wife was such a constant companion, day and night, never complaining, always there when he called her name. Having come to Bladen, Ohio in 1933 as a farmer, living there until 1944 when he moved to Rt 1, Bidwell, and in 1953 he moved to Rt. 554 near Eno, where he lived until the time of his death. Two sons, Sherman and Robert, two granddaughters, Rebecca Mitchell and Sandra Davis and one great- grandson, Casby Meadows IV (Kip) preceded him in death. Leaving behind to mourn are his widow, Flora, sons, John, Rodney, O., Laurence (at home), Calvin, Gallipolis; Otho, Bidwell; Larry, Gallipolis, and one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Mary Marie) Davis of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Five grandchildren and one brother, Abner Mitchell of Charleston, West Virginia, also survive.

Dad, your life on earth is over
Your suffering and pain is gone
Jesus couldn't stand to see you that way
So he came and took you home.

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Mitchell, James Dabney

Mitchell Funeral To Be At 2 Thursday
     Funeral services for James Dabney Mitchell, who died at the Holzer Hospital Tuesday morning, will be held at Pleasant Hill near Cora at 2 o'clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, Bidwell. Burial at Buck Ridge by Coleman. Death resulted from an obstruction of the bowels, after an illness of 10 days.
     Mr. Mitchell was a native of West Virginia and would have been 66 years old on July 4. He was a son of James and Emma Edley Mitchell. His wife, who died six years ago, was Julia Chapman. They are survived by the following children: Ethel and Edwin Black, at home; Edith Smith, Marie Mayo and Roy Mitchell, Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 15, 1933
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Mitchell, John C.

     John C. Mitchell, 74, of 2336 Vanco Rd., Gallipolis, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1991, at Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1917, in Southside, W. Va., the son of the late John C. and Flora Glenn Mitchell, he was the owner and operator of the Service Station and General Store in Rodney for almost 15 years and a member of the First Church of God in Point Pleasant, W. Va.
     He is survived by his wife, Beulah Belle Houck Mitchell of Gallipolis, whom he married Nov. 1, 1944. Also surviving is a sister, Mary Davis of Reynoldsburg, and three brothers, Calvin of Port Charlotte, Fla., Otho of Bidwell and Larry Gene of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen D. Mitchell, in 1989, an infant daughter, Rebecca Jean Mitchell, and three daughters.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God in Point Pleasant with Pastors Dale Vollmar and Paul Voss officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis. His body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 30, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Mitchell, John E.

     Services will be conduted Tuesday 1 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home for John Edward Mitchell, 56, of 81 1/2 Spruce Str., who died Saturday at his residence. The Rev. Calvin Minnis will officiate, and burial will follow at Pine Street Cemetery. The flag presentation at the grave site will be conducted by VFW Post 4464.
     Friends may call the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Donald Borden, Ronnie Carr, Charles Lewis, Billy Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell and Jessie Saunders.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 12, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Mitchell, John

Death of Mr. Mitchell
     The critical illness of Mr. John H. Mitchell, of Mill Creek, mentioned in these columns, terminated in death Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, June 1st, 1912. The funeral services will be conducted at Bethel church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by Rev. Mr. Newton, of the First Baptist Church of this city, the interment by Hayward following under the auspices of Naomi lodge K. of P. in Bethel cemetery.
     Mr. Mitchell's death was due to kidney and bladder trouble with which he had been ill for several weeks.
     He came here with his family from Logan, W.Va., about three years ago and and bought the Wray farm on Mill Creek, where he died and on which he had prepared to raise fruit on an extended scale. He was a kind and generous hearted man, a member of the Baptist Church, a Knight of Pythias and a good well liked citizen.
     He is survived by wife and the following children: A.A. Mitchell of Blacky, Va., J.H. of Welch, W.Va., Mrs. Annie Bolen, of Ethel, W.Va., J.F. Mitchell of Gallipolis, Mrs. Ellen, wife of G. B. Buchanan, Columbus, Mrs. Kinda Pickell, of Oklahoma, R.C. Mitchell of Premier, W.Va., E.M. Mitchell of Chatanooga, Tenn., G.R., of Logan, W.Va., F.P. of Freeburn, Ky., J.J. and B.P. Mitchell, at home. Also two brothers and two sisters besides numerous distant relatives and many friends all of whom with one accord praise him and lament his death as that of a good and upright citizen.

[Note: He is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Mitchell, Leroy (Roy)

New Leads Intensify Official Investigation Of Strange Homicide
Shortly Before Shooting Mitchell Left Café With White Woman,
Says Some Of The Numerous Witnesses Interrogated  
    
Shortly before noon Miss Dolly Taylor, white, reported campanion of Leroy Mitchell when the latter was fatally shot, became a prisoner at county jail.
     Miss Taylor admitted to Sheriff Hatfield that she had accompanied Mitchell up the railway tracks and was there when a man intercepted them and started a quarrel that was climaxed by the shooting. She admitted, too, she knew the man with a gun, and then, refusing to name him, was locked up.
     Miss Taylor, aged from 38 to 42, was the one-time wife, it is said, of the late William Kinder, of Clipper Mills. For some months she has worked at the Ohio Valley laundry and had a room in the Queen Bee--the new name for Robert Queen’s hostelry at Second and Olive.
     After the unidentified gunman stopped Miss Taylor and Mitchell, he commanded Mitchell to lie down, Miss Taylor is said to have revealed. Instead of complying, Mitchell made a move as if he would strike his interceptor and presumable rival. Then the shooting started, Mitchell fell, and the woman and the pistol-toter ran down the tracks.
     On reaching the Clendinen premises, the pair separated for a short distance--and a few seconds--but Miss Taylor was overtaken by her new companion. He choked her, either there or after following her to her hotel room. At the hotel she called for help and the man vanished. More witnesses were examined this forenoon and early this afternoon at the county jail by Prosecutor Betz and Sheriff Hatfield.
     Death came at 9:40 last night at the Holzer Hospital to Leroy (Roy) Mitchell, who was found shot in the back 15 hours before along the railroad tracks above Sycamore Street. His passing presents to local officers a mystery that has become more baffling as the investigation has proceeded. In fact, additional revelations as to who might have fired the fatal shot have made the case comparable to that of Ruby Higginbothem Ely, whose dead body was found in a cistern at her home in Addison on the night of July 8, 1933. Whether she was murdered, or ended her life, or died of natural causes and toppled into the water was never determined to the satisfaction of those most concerned. Mitchell was shot at 12:40 a.m. and died nine hours later on July 8.

Complications Grow
    
Yesterday an early solution of the problem as to who fired the fatal shot, and why, was looked for. Much more is known now by law enforcement officers, after interviewing from 30 to 40 persons, but the accumulated data have given rise to at least two theories.
     Shortly before Mitchell died, and when he must have known that death was near, he told officers that a white man had shot him. He refused or failed to identify the pistol-toter.
     Around midnight, Dr. D. R. Warehime, county coroner, and Dr. Paul Foster of the hospital staff made a post-mortem examination of the body. They traced the bullet in its amazing ricocheting and recovered it; but today one officer said it was of 38-caliber and another said he understood it to be of 32-caliber.
     The bullet entered the left shoulder blade, veered to the right, cut through the spinal column, pierced the right lung, then the right clavicle, and lodged in the left lung, Dr. Ware-hime said. This wound had caused paralysis of most of the body. Another bullet, it was found, had grazed Mitchell’s leg.
     City Manager Clendinen, whose home is near the scene of the shooting, said he heard four shots. Others, some of them living in what is known as “Weavertown”, where Mitchell was found wounded, said they heard three shots. Clendinen also saw from his window a woman running down the tracks to Sycamore and then over toward Second and yelled at a man who appeared to be chasing her. The investigators either know or have a definite opinion as to the identity of this woman, and this man; and they believe that either could easily dispel all the mystery that now enshrouds the tragedy.
     It is said that Mitchell, whose home was at 810 Third (just above Pine) had spent some time late Wednesday night in Gus Gabrielli’s café “Happy Corner” Second and Olive; that he left there about midnight in the company of a white woman and perhaps another acquaintance or two; that they walked over Olive toward Third. It is also reported on good authority that Mrs. Mitchell and sons were looking for Leroy around or before midnight.
     Leroy Mitchell was a World War veteran and his son and namesake had been scheduled to leave today for an army induction center, but he was permitted to remain at home until after the funeral and maybe longer.
     Decedent was a son of James D. and Alice Isaacs Mitchell and it is believed he was born in Henderson, W. Va. He was 51 years old, the entrance slip at the hospital showed. His wife was born and reared in Columbus, it is said.
     Leroy was a younger brother of Floyd (Flip) Mitchell, who died November 21, 1941. His surviving brothers, sisters are Mamie, of Indianapolis; James of California; Herman of Columbus, and Mrs. Sarah Borden of Springfield, Ohio.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 9, 1943

Mitchell Funeral Largely Attended
    
There was a large attendance, as expected, at the funeral services for Leroy Mitchell Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. E. Andrews, pastor of John Gee Chapel A. M. E. Church, officiated at the rites which were held at the Paint Creek Baptist Church---half a block above the Mitchell home.
     Interment was made in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons. The pallbearers were Tom Till, Frank Washington, Jonah Borden, George Gilmore, Jr., J. Ernest White, Jr., Elbert McGhee and Forrest Payne. A firing squad from Lafayette Post of the American Legion took part in the rites at the grave.

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


Mitchell, Thomas

T. Mitchell, 94, Called By Death
     Thomas Mitchell, 94, a resident of Rt. 1 Vinton (Morgan twp.) died at 11 a.m. Saturday in a McConnelsville rest home. He was a retired carpenter and a longtime resident of this county. He was born on March 21, 1867 in West Virginia. His marriage was to the former Elizabeth Light, who preceded him in death in 1944. His parents were Eli and Liddy Mitchell.
     Three sons and four daughters survive, Mrs. Kenneth (Lura) Knight of Bancroft, W. Va., Mrs. Nettie George and Mrs. Georgia George, both of Rt. 1 Vinton, Charles and David Mitchell, both of Rt. 1 Bidwell, Mrs. Reba Long of Vinton and Burnell Mitchell of Caladonia.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Morgan Center Church. Rev. W. Z. Coffee will officiate and burial will follow in Morgan Center cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the Charles Mitchell home until the hour of the service.

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


Mitchell, Warren

     Warren Mitchell, long ill with lung trouble, died at about 11:00 o'clock last Friday night. He was a former instructor at the Gymnasium and was a splended athlete when in health. He was a son of one of our old and esteemed citizens, Timothy Mitchell, who has been making his home at Newark, O., and Huntington, W. Va., for the past few years. Prof. Mitchell was 40 years old at the time of his death. He left a widow. He was buried at the Old Cemtery.

[Note: Buried Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
February 11, 1893
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall