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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

Oaks, Mrs. Rossie Alice

Mrs. Oaks Dead
     Mrs. Rossie Alice Oaks, well known to many Gallipolis and Gallia county people, passed away early last Thursday morning, June 28, 1923, at the home of her sister Mrs. Nelson Ford of Columbus, Ohio. she was 68 years of age and came with her parents, Hanson and Mary Williams, to Gallipolis in 1860.
     Those surviving her besides her husband are one brother, J. R. Williams of Portsmouth; three sisters, Mrs. E.R. Mills and Mrs. Salena Ford of Columbus, and Miss Minnie Williams of Proctorville, O.
     The remains were taken to Haverhill, Ohio Thursday and interment was made in the Davidson cemetery near that place Saturday.

Gallia Daily Tribune
July 2, 1923
Transcribed by J. Farley


Odell, Margaret

Death of Margaret Odell
     Mrs. Margaret Odell died at Morris, Ill., Jan. 11, 1902. Her remains will be brought here for burial and on the arrival of the train Tuesday, will be taken charge of by Undertaker Wetherholt and taken to the residence of her brother, Mr. John McGath, of the Hocking Valley depot, and from there taken to Centenary where the funeral will be conducted at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning. She had been ill for about two months and leaves several children. The family will have the sympathy of many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 13, 1902

     Mrs. Margaret Odell died at Morris, Ill., Saturday. The remains arrived here Tuesday and were taken to the residence of her brother, Mr. John McGath. The funeral and burial, which occurred at Centenary Wednesday morning, was largely attended. She was a most estimable lady, with many friends who will regret her demise.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 17, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Millron


Odell, Nancy

     Mrs. Nancy Odell, aged 86, died from old age at her home, three miles from town, at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, after a long illness. Deceased was a good and benevolent old lady and was respected by all who knew her. She was a kind mother, aunt and grandmother and her demise to the unknown land leaves a vacant place in the little family that none can ever fill. Mrs. Odell leaves one child, Isaac, who has the sympathy of his numerous friends during his bereavement. The burial will be by Hayward & Son at Centenary at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

[Note: Date of obituary is Wednesday, November 16, 1892 but the County records of her death say she died on Thursday, November 17, 1892, in Green Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, November 16, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


O'Dell, Neva Smith

Neva Smith O'Dell
     CHILLICOTHE - Neva Smith O'Dell, 91, Chillicothe, formerly of Gallipolis, died Friday, November 26, 1999 in the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.  Born July 29, 1908 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Daniel Reese and Margaret Morgan Reese, she was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis, and had been attending Tyler Memorial United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Gallipolis Chapter.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Sterling B. Smith; her second husband, John E. O'Dell, a granddaughter, Lynne Burkley; a brother, Morgan Reese; and a son-in-law, Bill Trent.
     Surviving are a daughter, Ann Trent of Chillicothe; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard S. and Nancy Smith of Columbus; four grandchildren, Debbie and husband Alan Harris, Jeff and wife Lori Smith, and Tom Rieser and Steve Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; a grand son-in-law, Mike Burkley; and a sister-in-law, Frances Reese of Columbus.
     Services were held at 10:30 a.m. today Monday November 29, 1999 in [Note! Obit copy cut off]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                    Top of Page


Odell, Rhoda Christina [Jacox]

Death of Mrs. Odell
     Rhoda C. Odell, wife of John I. Odell died Thursday evening, May 3rd, 1923, at 11:05 at the home of her son, Omar Odell on Vine Street. She had been sick several months of cancer and was in her 67th year. She was born near Rodney and married in 1875. There were twelve children, nine of whom are living.
     The funeral will likely be at Centenary M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, although definite arrangements have not been made. Wetherholt & Entsminger will have charge of the burial.

[Note: 2/27/1855 - 5/3/1923 d/o of Hiram & Sarah A. Chamberlin Jacox per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 4, 1923

The Funeral of Miss Blickle and Mrs. Odell
     The funeral of Mrs. John I. Odell will be held at Centenary church at one o’clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will also be at Centenary under the direction of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 5, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oglesby, James David

     James David Oglesby, 52, Waynesboro, Ga., formerly of Gallipolis, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998 in Bulloch County, Ga. The son of Grace G. Oglesby of Waynesboro, he retired in 1991 as an assistant professor of health and physical education at the University of Rio Grande, where he had served since 1987 as coach of the Rio Grande baseball team.
     He was a 1967 graduate of Georgia Southern University, and received his master’s degree in education from Georgia State University in 1975. He taught and coached on the high school level in Georgia and was a graduate assistant at George Southern University from 1985 until 1987.
     Surviving in addition to his mother is a brother, Roland Oglesby of Waynesboro. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethel Baptist Church, Sardis, Ga., with the Rev. Keith Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Alexander, Ga. Friends may call at the DeLoach Funeral Home, 842 Liberty St., Waynesboro, Ga. 30830 from 7-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 8, 1998
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oiler, Bertha E. [McCarley]

     GALLIPOLIS - Bertha Ellen Oiler, 70, a resident of Vinton, died at 10:40 a.m. Friday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health six years and serious the past few weeks. She was born Dec. 3, 1901, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Cora McCarley. She married Pearley Oiler on June 14, 1919. They had celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently.
     Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Snyder, Vinton; and Mrs. Jennie Scott, Toledo; five granddaughters and one grandson. She attended the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
     Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Claude Graves officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memoral Park. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today.

The Daily Sentinel
June 20, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason                                                                       Top of Page


Oiler, Jasper E.

Three Deaths Occur Among Vinton Folk
     Three residents of Vinton and vicinity have died during the last few days, according to word from The Tribune's correspondent. (others found under Mrs. James Rose and Wm. Thompson) Jap Oiler whose serious illness has been mentioned from time to time passed away at his home Monday morning. His funeral was held at the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Leveck, burial in the Holcomb Cemetery by Funeral Director H.K. Butler.

[Note: Jasper E. Oiler, born 1856, died 1932 is buried at Old Holcomb Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Tribune
February 25, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Oiler, Lucinda J.

     A complication of diseases due to her advanced age resulted in the death Wednesday night of Mrs. Lucinda J. Oiler, aged, 81, widow of Jacob Oiler, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Alice A. Cole, 160 ?(169) South Scioto Street. Besides her niece she leaves 3 sons. The funeral will be held from the residence at 9:30 Friday morning, and the body will be sent to Delaware for burial by W. I. Winegarner.

[Lucinda Jane was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Louise Holcomb Polley. She was born March 24, 1835 in Ohio and died Nov 1, 1916 in Columbus. She had a least 9 siblings and she married Jacob Oiler and they had 6 children, both girls died young and they raised 4 sons. Jacob and Lucinda did live in Vinton, Gallia County.]

Unknown publication
Transcribed by Madge McClain Staley                                                               Top of Page


Oiler, Mrs. Charles

Death result of Attack of Acute Indigestion
     Mrs. Charles Oiler aged fifty-four years, died very suddenly at her home at No.4 Commercial Street last night. Mrs. Oiler attended to her evening work and retired feeling as well as usual. During that early part of the night she was taken very ill of acute indigestion and died a short time later of paralysis of the heart.
     The deceased is survived by her husband and eight children. Charles Oiler of Colfax, West Virginia, Mrs. Edward Ellington, and Mrs. John Ellington of Creola: William, Leslie, Hobart, Ahira and Nellie Oiler of this city. One son, Frank, is deceased.
     Mrs. Oiler came here with her family from Vinton county about 2 years ago.
     The funeral will be held from the late home Friday evening at 7 o'clock, Rev D.N. Kelly officiating . The remains will be shipped to Vinton, Gallia County Saturday morning over the Hocking Valley.
     Burial: January 10, 1914, Vinton, Gallia Co., OH

Marion Newspaper
January 1914
Transcribed by Madge McClain Staley


Oiler, Cline Edward

Cline Oiler, 27, Dies In Truck
     Cline Edward Oiler, 27, a native of Vinton and the son of Cecil and Flossie McFarland Oiler, residents of that community, was found dead in a truck at Hammond, Ind., Saturday morning. His death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning by the authorities of that city. Oiler was an employe of the Hayes Freight Line and was making delivers [deliveries] in the Chicago area at the time of his tragic death.
     He was born in Vinton on April 25, 1928. He attended the Vinton schools and served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War. He suffered wounds in that conflict. In addition to his parents, he is survived by five brothers and three sisters, William of Greenfield, Mrs. Helen Hoschar of Henderson, W. Va., Mrs. Nellie Sigler and Mrs. Mary Blankenship, both of Columbus, Robert of Mt. Sterling, Paul, Carl and Phillip, all at home.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral home at Vinton. Rev. John O’Bryan and Rev. Ralph Spires will officiate. Burial will be in the McGhee cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Herb Mahan, John Bennett, Robert Chasteen, Jim Pegg, Ralph Rece and Arlen Owens.

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


Oiler, Ella [Huntley]

Mrs. Oiler Dead
     Mrs. Emmett Oiler, formerly Miss Ella Huntley, was taken suddenly worse Saturday and passed away about noon. She was a daughter of Sarah and the late Seth Huntley, and a good Christian woman. She leaves a devoted husband and five children, her mother, four brothers and four sisters, who deeply grieve for her. The funeral was at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. Ewing of Rio Grande, burial in the Franklin Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, August 24, 1922

Oiler, Ella [Huntley]

OBITUARY
     Ella, daughter of Seth W. and Sarah E. Huntley, was born near Vinton, Ohio, April 23, 1885, and departed this life August 19, 1922, aged 37 years, 3 months and 26 days. She was married to Emmett Oiler Nov. 24, 1904. To them were born seven children, Verna E., Nola M., Ellis H., Louis E., Anna V., Seth W., and Sarah E. The latter two died in infancy. She is also survived by four sisters and four brothers, Lafayette Huntley, Mary Russell and Anna Carey of Columbus, Frank of Oklahoma, Charles, Roy and Mrs. Minnie Caldwell of Vinton, and Mrs. Bert Russell of Keystone.
     At the age of twelve she united with the Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Her life has been an inspiration to all who knew her. She was a devoted mother, a faithful wife and a good neighbor. Those who have known her from babyhood to the grave speak of her in the highest terms of praise. She has left her family a rich heritage, and the memory of a noble Christian character. We do not know why she was taken from her family so early in life, but we do know that God does all things well.

We have lost our darling mother
She has bid us all adieu,
And has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost to view.

Oh, that dear one, how we loved her
Oh, how hard to give her up,
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock

    The funeral was at the home by Rev. W. E. Ewing, burial by H. K. Butler in Franklin Cemetery.

Gallia Times
Thursday, September 14, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Oiler, Rev. George

     MIDDLEPORT- The Rev. George S. Oiler, 81, Racine, died early Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born March 11, 1902 at Ewington, a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary Hutchinson Oiler. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Georgie Frazier Oiler, three brothers and a sister.
     At the time of his death, the Rev. Mr. Oiler was the minister of the Syracuse Church of God. He had been a minister for 59 years serving several churches over that period. He also had been the owner and operator of coal mines in both Meigs and Gallia Counties for 30 years. He was a member of the West Virginia and Ohio Ministerial Associations.
     Surviving are his wife, Virginia L. Gibbs Oiler, Racine; a daughter, Mrs. Ithamer (Mona Lee) Neal, Middleport; a son, Gene Oiler, Middleport; two granddaughters, Janet Russell, Pomeroy and Lisa Oiler, Middleport, a grandson, Eric Oiler, Middleport, a great grandson, Ryan Russell, Pomeroy, a stepdaughter, Karen Lyons, Racine; two stepsons, Mike Nease, Pomeroy, and Mitch Nease, Racine; four step-granddaughters, Melanie and Amber Lyons, Racine, and Cassie and Jennifer Nease, Pomeroy; two sisters, Clara Short, Florida, and Lenora Jenkins, Syracuse, a brother, Marion Oiler, Little Hocking, and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rawlings-Coates-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. David Fields officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. both on Sunday and Monday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 27, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oiler, Hazel [Luckadoo]

Mrs. Oiler, 68, Claimed Saturday
     Mrs. Hazel Oiler, 68, died at 5:15 p.m., Saturday at the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been in failing health the past year and a half. She resided at 815 Third Ave. in Gallipolis. She was a former resident of Porter.
     Mrs. Oiler was born Oct. 20, 1902, daughter of the late Dallas and Maggie Graves Luckadoo. She married Roy Oiler in 1928 in Gallipolis. He survives, along with four sons and two daughters: John, Charles and Jim, all of Piqua; Chester, West Hampton, N. H.; Mrs. Bobby (Nellie) Jackson, Porter, and Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Hosier, Springfield, Ohio. One daughter preceded her in death. Fourteen grandchildren survive.
     She was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Preston officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 1, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oiler, Isaac

Gallia County Man Killed by Neighbor
Isaac Oiler Meets Sudden Death at Murray City
     Isaac Oiler, son of Peter Oiler, of near Alice, was killed by a man named Searles at his home in Murray City a week ago Sunday. The two men were neighbors and the children coming home from Sunday School began quarreling and Oiler stepped out to see what the racket was about, having a knife in his hand at the time. Mr. Searles also came out of his home to see what the disturbance was and asked Oiler what he was doing with the knife in his hand, if he intended to cut him. Mr. Oiler is said to have denied any such intention, but Searles picked up a piece of heavy cinder and threw it, the missile striking Oiler in the head, killing him almost instantly. Both parties formerly lived near Alice, and had been friends.
    Mr. Oiler leaves a wife and five children. Mr. Peter Oiler, father of the unfortunate man, and brothers, Merida and Emmett and sister Mrs. Alfred Radcliff attended the funeral.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 1, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Oiler, John Allen

Oiler Services Sunday at Two
     MIDDLEPORT - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home for 30-year old John Allen Oiler, 1702 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, who died early Friday morning of a gunshot wound in the chest. Rev. O. H. Cart will officiate. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Visitation will be held at the funeral home after 10 a.m. today.
     An employee of the Gallipolis State Institute and veteran of overseas service in the Armed Forces, he is survived by his father, Marion Oiler, of Rock Springs; his wife, Martha; two sons, John Jr., and Paul and a daughter, Lisa, all at home; two brothers, Clarence, of Pennsylvania, and Marvin of Middleport; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Fife, Pomeroy; Mrs. Paul Wamsley, Marietta, and Mrs. Carroll Saxton, Gallipolis, and several uncles and aunts.

Sunday Times Sentinel
July 5, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oiler, Nancy

     Mrs. Peter Oiler, formerly Miss Nancy Woods, died at Alice, August 23. She was the mother of 11 children, all but two surviving her. She was a member of the M. E. Church, and a good lady.

[Note: Buried in Franklin Cemetery, Gallia Co., Oh. Stone states 3/17/1843 - 8/22/1902]

Gallipolis Tribune - Personal Notes
Saturday, August 30, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oiler, Pluma Mae

     Pluma Mae Oiler,81,Rt. 2, Vinton, died at Scenic Hills Health Center Sunday evening following an extended illness. Born May 19, 1906, at Eno, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Ethel Darst Amos.
     She is preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Oiler, Oct. 29, 1971, one brother, two sons and two daughters. She is survived by two sons, Thurman Oiler and Billy Oiler, both of Vinton; three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Leona) Boston, Franklin Ohio; Mrs. James (Barbara) Ramey, Gallipolis and Diane Oiler of Vinton; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Funeral will be Thursday 10 a.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home of Vinton, with the Rev. Jac Finnicum and the Rev. Dennis Fulks. Burial will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.

[Note: Died Feb. 28, 1988]

Gallipolis Paper
March, 1988
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Oldacre, Garnet Marie

Death of Infant
     Garnet Marie Oldacre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Oldacre, passed away at her home on Mill Creek Monday afternoon after a week’s illness with pneumonia. The funeral will be conducted at the Epworth M. E. church at 3 p.m. Wednesday with burial following at Pine Street Cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 23, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Oldacre, Naomi Florence

Oldacre Infant Dies
     Naomi Florence, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Oldacre of Upper Second Avenue, died this morning after an illness from whooping cough and pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at Epworth Church Saturday at 2: with burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt. The Oldacres have six other children.

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


Oldaker, Clarence H.

     Clarence H. Oldaker, 192 W. 4th Avenue., age 62, died Sunday. Survived by wife, Zelva; daughters, Dorothy Campbell, Ann Huston, Thelma Rogers, Lula Winfree, Yvonne Oldaker; 2 sons, George H. and Rodger Lee; 1 brother, Clyde Oldaker. Friends may call at the residence 7-9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Second St. Nazarene Church, Gallipolis, Ohio. Interment Pine St. Cemetery, Gallipolis, by Glenn L. Myers.

[Note: April 17, 1895 - October 6, 1957]

Columbus Dispatch
Monday, October 7, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oldaker, Opal Irene

High School Girl Dies This Morning
     Opal Irene Oldaker, aged 16, daughter of Clarence and Belva Brown Oldaker of Maple Shade, died at Holzer Hospital at 3 o'clock this morning. Though her illness was known to be serious and perhaps puzzling, her death came rather suddenly. About three weeks ago she complained of a severe pain about the eyes and she was removed to the hospital a week ago. Outside the hospital reports were had that she was suffering from sleeping sickness.
     She was the next oldest of seven children and would have entered the Junior Class in the local high school next September. The surviving brothers and sisters ranging in age from 20 to 4 years, are Thelma, Dorothy, Lula, Ann, Margaret, Yvona, Junior and George. Opal Irene was born March 3, 1922.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Edgar Burnem at the Church of the Nazarene Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Elias Wetherholt.
     The Oldaker home is 2125 Chestnut Street, next door to Fred Rice's home.

[Note: Opal died June 21, 1938; aged 16 years, 3 months and 18 days of age. Death Certificate shows her mother's name as Zelva. Cause of Death: Encephalitis]

Gallipolis Paper
June, 1938
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Oldaker, Zelva A.

Death
     Zelva A. Oldaker, age 67, of 461 E. Morrill. Member of Second St. Nazarene Church, Gallipolis, O. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ann Huston, Mrs. Thelma Rogers, Mrs. Dorothy Campbell, Mrs. Lula Winfree, Mrs. Yvonne Manning; son, Roger Lee; sister, Mrs. Eva Burnette of Gallipolis; brother, Levi Rife.
     Friends may call at the Shaw-Davis and Glenn L. Myers Funeral Home, 4341 N. High St. after 6 p.m. Monday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Second St. Church of the Nazarene, Gallipolis. Interment Pine St. Cemetery by Glenn L. Myers.

Columbus Dispatch
Monday, January 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oliver, Carl E.

Carl Oliver, Kanauga, Dies In Hospital
     Carl E. Oliver, for many years a familiar figure in Kanauga, died in Holzer Hospital at 3:35 a.m. today. He had been in poor health for a number of years and his fatal illness started with pneumonia.
     He was a pipe fitter by trade and had worked for the Marietta Manufacturing plant and his last  employment was with the Lewis Roofing and Heating Co. Many years ago he was injured when the stacks on the Island Queen fell when that boat hit the New York Central bridge at Kanauga.
     Mr. Oliver was born in Belmont County, Ohio and was the son of the late T. J. and Florence Vance Oliver. His marriage was to the former Florence Champer, who survives along with one son, Edwin Oliver of Dayton. There are four grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Mr. Oliver attended the Kanauga Fairhaven Methodist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 1, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Oliver, Florence -- see Theodric Oliver below


Oliver, Harold (Snooky)

Harold Oliver Dies Suddenly Early Today
     Harold (Snooky) Oliver, 52, of 424 Fourth Ave., Kanauga, died around 3:50 a.m. today at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Pt. Pleasant following a brief illness. Mr. Oliver, an employee of the Goodyear Plant in Apple Grove, became ill while at work last night, and was rushed to Pleasant Valley Hospital. He apparently suffered a stroke.
     He was born in Mason County on Oct. 23, 1915, son of the late Lula Durst and Charles Oliver, Pt. Pleasant. Mr. Oliver is survived by his wife, Mabel, Kanauga, and one daughter, Barbara Donahue, Chesapeake. One daughter, Mrs. Donna Casey, was a Dec. 15, 1967 Silver Bridge disaster victim. Seven grandchildren survive. One sister, Juanita Bucy, Chillicothe, survives, along with the following brothers: Pearl and Jack, Pt. Pleasant; Ed, Huntington; Roy, Rowdy and Henry, Chillicothe.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Church of God on Garfield Ave., under the direction of Rev. L. E. Foudy. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Funeral Home in Gallipolis after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 26, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oliver, James Dent

James D. Oliver Dies Thursday
     James Dent Oliver, 86, died at his home 611 Third Avenue, at 6 A. M., Thursday. He had been in poor health for the past few years and during recent months had been confined to his bed most of the time. A retired engineer, he had had a long career from his earliest years.
     As a young man he served on river boats as an engineer and after leaving the river he was for many years connected with the City waterworks. His father, John C. Oliver, was in charge of the installation of the present water system in the early 1890’s and was the head of that department before his son took over the duties.
     Oliver left that post as city engineer in 1919 and on February 28, 1920 he became an engineer at the Gallipolis State Institute. He remained there until December 31, 1938 when he retired. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons.
     Oliver was born in Gallipolis on April 14, 1869, the son of the late John C. and Caroline Damron Oliver. He was married to Katherine Curry, a resident of Gallipolis who preceded him in death on August 1, 1944. They were the parents of one son, John Oliver, who was killed in France during World War I. Mrs. Oliver was largely responsible for the placing of the Doughboy statue in the Public Square which marks the site of Company F camp where her son trained before going overseas.
     Two sisters preceded Oliver in death and Mrs. W. N. Hayward of Gallipolis is a cousin. Mrs. Arthur Williams is a sister-in-law, made her home with Oliver.
     Funeral services have been set for 2 P. M., Saturday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Rev. Paul M. Niswander will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening and until the funeral hour.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume 62
Number 245
December 22, 1955
Gallipolis, Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                     Top of Page


Oliver, John

Body Will Arrive Saturday Noon
     Mr. S.H. Eagle received a message from Captain Tom Jones that the body of John Oliver would arrive here Saturday noon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 20, 1921

Funeral of John Oliver
     The funeral of John Oliver will be at Pine Street Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Ross will conduct the American Legion services. Burial will be under direction of George J. Wetherholt. The body arrived at noon on the Hocking Valley train.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 21, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Oliver, John

Big Public Funeral
Honors Memory of John Oliver, Soldier in France
     A great concourse of people gathered at the Pine Street Cemetery Sunday afternoon to witness the ceremonies over the remains of John Oliver, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver, brought home from France, where the gallant young patriot of the famous 37th Division fell, mortally wounded in battle, September 26, 1918, in the Battle of the Argonne at the age of 19 years and eight days.
     The procession moved from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver to the Pine Street Cemetery in the following order: The Woodman Band, the American Legion Colors, the Reverend Mr. Ross, Rev. Mr. Peirce, Judge Mauck, the caisson bearing the casket wrapped in the Flag, the pall bearers (soldiers and sailors) and flower bearers (soldiers and girls of his class at school), the family, the American Legion, the Woman’s Auxiliary, and members of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
     A large square about the grave was roped off and surrounded by hundreds of citizens present to show their sympathy for the family and their admiration for the character and record of the fallen soldier. This square was filled by the soldiers and others in the procession, and then began one of the most impressive and touching ceremonies ever performed in Gallipolis. The Woodman Band played “Nearer My God To Thee” and the Rev. Mr. Ross read the burial service of the Episcopal Church, of which John Oliver was a member. Judge Mauck paid a brief and eloquent tribute to the life of the man killed in action. The Rev. Mr. Peirce read the service of the Jr. Order of United American Mechanics. The members of the Legion then gave the formal military honors for the dead—a firing squad fired the military salute over the grave, the bugler sounded taps, and the solemn event was over.
     Another of the brave lads who made the supreme sacrifice for their country on the bloody battlefields of France has found his last resting place in the soil of his native town, where his memory and that of his fellows, may be perpetuated through to generations to come.
     Among the out of town persons who were here to attend the funeral were Mrs. Oliver’s sisters:  Mrs. A. E. Williams, Mrs. J. Leon and Miss Jennie McKown; Mr. A. E. Williams and son Herman of Columbus, Mr. J. Leon of Cleveland, Mrs. Julia Curry of Newark, Leroy Barrett of Columbus, Mr. Cecil Kemp, a former Gallipolis boy who enlisted with John Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Farley of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thompson, of Huntington, Sergeant Lewis of Bidwell, Harold MacKenzie of Columbus, Mrs. F. H. Thompson and family of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Glassburn, Mrs. Melvin, Rev. R. R. Denney and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Denny and family of Bidwell, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Roush of Letart Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Wozan and Wm. Schonlein of Pomeroy, Mrs. John Lawson of Huntington and Harry Enicks of Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 25, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Oliver, John C.

Captain Oliver Gone
Passed to the Other World After a Hard Battle
Was a Superb Engineer and Water Works Superintendent
     It is with much sorrow that we record the death of Captain John C. Oliver and feel certain that the announcement will be received that way by this community generally. The end came to his sufferings and to a hard and well fought battle for his life at about 4 o’clock this Monday morning, January 17. 1910.
     Mr. Oliver was tired and rather run down when, taken with appendicitis and when it was discovered that he had that trouble an operation was performed for it as speedily as a physician could be brought from Columbus. Dr. Gillian of that City performed the operation on the first day of December. At first there was but little thought, but that his rugged constitution would bring him through all right, but that was not taking into consideration his enfeebled condition at the time of attack. Days and weeks went by with varying conditions and complications began to develop and finally when pneumonia set in a week ago Sunday there were but few who believed he would survive. However in throwing off the pneumonia he was completely exhausted and prostrated and sank into eternal repose as does a child going to sleep upon its mother’s breast.
     He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Oliver of Wheeling, and was born there 62 years ago. He came to Gallipolis during the Civil War as a steamboat engineer and became one of the best, always in demand at the highest price the profession brought and was on perhaps nearly one hundred different boats and was well known and liked from one end of the river to the other.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Caroline S. Damron in March, 1861, daughter of Mayor John G. Damron. They became the parents of Lulu Oliver who died in infancy, Gertrude, who died in 1902, and one son James Dent Oliver, engineer at the water works for the past five years. Mrs. Oliver and his son survive him and they will remember him as one of the kindest and best of husbands and fathers. His brothers and sisters are all dead. Two grandchildren survive him, also of whom he was very fond, Johnny, son of James and Miss Eleanor Nash, daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Nash.
     Captain Oliver left the river to become the engineer at the O. H. E. and was there under Dr. Rutter’s administration for about two years when he became the Waterworks Superintendent, a place for which he seemed peculiarly fitted.
     He devoted the best that was in him to this business. To those unacquainted with him he seemed rough and unkind, but a kinder heart did not beat in all Gallipolis than John Oliver’s. In business however all men looked alike to him and he could say no to a king as well as to a peasant. No man had warmer or more devoted friends and not a day passed in his illness, but that scores of people enquired as to his condition. He is gone and we will miss him as a friend and as a business man and his memory will long be cherished as a man who lived right up to what he conceived to be his duty without the slightest hypocrisy or even diplomacy. Rough, brave, generous and kind, unfashioned and unpolished, but a nugget of pure gold without alloy. Peace be with him evermore.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. P. Cherrington at his late residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the interment following at Vine Street Cemetery by Hayward.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. From death certificate year of birth only as 1848. Buried at Pine St. CE (Gallipolis). Dates on his stone are 1846-1910.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XVI
Number 14
January 17, 1910
Gallipolis. Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                     Top of Page


Oliver, Kate [Curry]

Mrs. James Oliver, 70, Long Ill, Died Last Midnight
Rites 2 [pm] Thursday at 3rd Avenue Home; Burial Pine Street
     Mrs. Kate Oliver, wife of James Oliver, died about midnight last night at her home after a long and distressing illness, which her friends and family and she, herself, had realized for some time was hopeless.
Always a sufferer from asthma since young womanhood the ailment finally affected her heart and it was complications from this which hastened the end. Through all her long suffering she was most patient and cheerful.
     Mrs. Oliver spent her entire life in Gallipolis, where she was born seventy years ago in September, the daughter of Louis and Louvisa Denney Curry. She and Mr. Oliver were married 48 years ago last April. Their union was blessed by the birth of a son, John, who lost his life in the First World War at the age of seventeen. This was a great grief to the parents, who have since been mutually devoted as well as in doing good for others.
     Mrs. Oliver was one of the originators of the Auxiliary of Lafayette Post, American Legion, and it was through her influence that the “Doughboy” memorial was placed in the Park. When her health permitted she was an active worker in the women’s organizations of Grace Methodist Church.
     Of her immediate family but one survives, a sister, Mrs. Etta Williams of Columbus, who has been in the Oliver home since the death of her husband, Arthur Williams, in February.
     Rev. W. Scott Westerman will conduct the funeral service Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at her late home, 611 Third Avenue. Through her request the Legion Auxiliary will have a part in the service. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons. The body will be removed to the home tomorrow morning and friends may call there after noon.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. From death certificate date of birth September 15, 1874, date of death August 14, 1944, and full name Sarah Katherine.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume 51
Number 193
August 15, 1944
Sent by Lynn Anders


Oliver, Mary [Hanes]

      Mary Elizabeth Oliver, 83, a resident of 709 Lakeland Ave., Valdosta, Ga., formerly of RD 2, Rayland, died Friday morning in Valdosta. She was born June 23, 1898 at West Point, Ky., a daughter of the late Sherman and Hannah Myers Hanes. She spent her early years in Kanauga and graduated from Gallia Academy High School.
     A retired employee of the Federal Army Corps of Engineers, she was a Methodist, a member of the Martins Ferry 65 Club, and a life-time member of the Service Star. Preceding her in death were her husband, George D. Oliver, and a son, Thomas S. Oliver.
     Surviving are two sons, George D. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Donald F. of Valdosta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Frances) DiCarlo, Clairington, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Cora DeWitt, Kanauga; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held at the Helsop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, Oh., Monday, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John P. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 14, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Oliver, Paul D.

Paul Oliver Is Claimed At 63
    
Paul D. Oliver, 63, a resident of Charleston, W. Va., and native of Gallia county, died in a Morgantown, W. Va. hospital at 5 p.m. Tuesday. His death followed an illness of several weeks.
     Mr. Oliver was a retired pipe-fitter foreman, and he was employed for many years by the Carbide-Carbon Corp., of South Charleston.
     He was born at Kanauga, May 11, 1900, one of five children born to the late T. J. and Florence Oliver. Survivors are his wife, Gladys, and four children, Mrs. Harry (Hilda) Young, James and Max Oliver, all of Charleston and John Oliver of Kanauga. There are ten grand-children. Thelma Lester of Kanauga and Arnold Dickerson of Gallipolis are a niece and nephew.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. in Charleston on Friday. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 19, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oliver, Theodric J.
Oliver, Florence Emily [Vance]

T. J. Olivers Are Reunited By Death Within 24 Hours; Married 62 Years
Mrs. Oliver Succumbs At 5:30 P. M. Dec. 31
     Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Oliver, who were separated Sunday evening when Mr. Oliver succumbed to complications due to his ninety years, were reunited when Mrs. Oliver passed away at 5:30 Monday evening. Mrs. Oliver was in a critical condition when her husband was taken and her family believe that she was not cognizant of his death.
     The couple had been wed sixty-two years last July 3 and for over a half century they had been highly esteemed residents of Kanauga. Until his retirement several years ago, Mr. Oliver was employed on the Kanawha River docks at Point Pleasant. Mrs. Oliver was before her marriage Florence Emily Vance of Middleport and she was 81 years of age. Surviving are these sons and daughters: Paul Oliver and Mrs. A. O. Lee of Charleston; Carl Oliver, Mrs. William Messler and Mrs. Walter Duckworth of Kanauga. They also leave ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
     Joint funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Kanauga Methodist Church. Rev. Julius Chandler, former pastor and now of Proctorville, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

[Note: Florence was the d/o Joshua & Elena Fife Vance]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 2, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


O’Neal, Clovis (Tobie)

Former Gallipolitan Dies At Detroit Home
     Clovis (Tobie) O’Neal, 47, a former resident of Gallipolis, died in Detroit, Mich., Friday. Mr. O’Neal was formerly employed as a boilermaker at the Kyger Creek plant and he and his family made their home in the Caudill trailer park prior to leaving here, March 5. Mr. O’Neal became ill about the time they left.
     He and his family attended Grace Methodist Church where they were quite active. He was a member of the Men’s Forum class. He had a Cub Scout troup and Mrs. O’Neal was active in Girl Scouting and PTA work.
     Funeral services will be in Chicago where the family is living with a sister, Mrs. W. Wilkinson, 10725 LaSalle St., Chicago (28).

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 27, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oney, Mrs. Richard

Death of Mrs. Oney
     Mrs. Richard Oney, of Greenfield township, died Monday night of spinal trouble, aged 31 years old, leaving a husband and five small children, the youngest being only six months old. She was a good woman and well liked by everybody that knew her. The funeral was held at the Gallia Baptist church Wednesday morning, Rev. Riggs conducting the services, interment by Undertaker Wiseman.

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


Orange, Elizabeth

     Died on Monday, 31st ult., Mrs. Elizabeth Orange, aged about 18 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 17, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Oskey, Harry

Harry Oskey Dies Suddenly In Truck Seat While On Lonely, Muddy Road in Harrison Tp. – Funeral At 2 Sunday
     Harry Oskey, genial and husky, died suddenly yesterday afternoon on the seat of his gasoline truck while making his rounds in the lower part of the county. He was on Tick Ridge in Harrison tp., not far from the home of Waldo Monroe, near the Walnut tp. line, when a Monroe boy saw him slump down in his seat. A moment later, the truck came to a stop in the middle of the muddy road.
     When persons of the neighborhood reached Oskey he was dead, his body still on the seat, his tongue sticking out, and his face a purplish hue. Three hours passed before word of his death reached Gallipolis. Coroner W. Lewis Brown and Undertaker Elias Wetherholt were summoned and after much difficulty and delay reached the scene. Death had resulted from a heart attack was the coroner’s decision after consulting Oskey’s physician.
     For five years Oskey had driven a tank truck for the Standard Oil Co. of Ohio and had a high rating as a salesman. He had received his “Five-year Faithful Service Badge” only recently. He and his wife and the latter’s mother lived on First avenue below Spruce in property he had bought of William (Bunt) Bowen.
     At frequent intervals he had suffered from heart or indigestion attacks, though he seemed to be the very embodiment of health and strength. Yesterday morning he ate an unusually hearty breakfast and started on a trip to Mercerville, Smoky Row, Bethesda and other points. Death came just before his truck started up a slight grade. The truck moved 25 to 40 feet after he was seen to keel over, the motor evidently “killing” itself. The roads were so bad there that two yoke of oxen, belonging to Mr. Monroe, were brought out to move the ambulance, truck and other vehicles toward a graveled road half a mile away.
     Harry Oskey was in his 52nd year, having been born on Oct. 12, 1884, and was a son of the late “Count” Edward and Lucinda Oskey. From his boyhood on he was popular, good-hearted, industrious and he had countless friends and acquaintances. Nearly all his life was spent here, but there was a period of some years in which he was employed as a foreman in a big Detroit plant. Charles Emmert, district manager for “Sohio,” and others of that concern considered Oskey a dependable and useful man and esteemed him highly. He was a member of Jr. O. U. A. M. and Modern Woodmen.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2 o’clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. George Sagen. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by Elias Wetherholt. The pall bearers will be his company’s associates, G. M. and F. F. Swigert, E. E. Caldwell, Harry Rayburn, Charles Rose and C. L. Masters.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 27, 1936

Change Place For Harry Oskey Rites

     There will be a brief funeral service for Harry Oskey at the home on First avenue at 1:30 tomorrow and then the body will be removed to the First Baptist Church for the main service.
     The death of Harry Oskey removed the last one of that name from this community—a name that has been familiar for half a century, though the original name was Kallusoski. Harry’s grandfather was Polish count. There are some half-brothers and half-sisters living at Huntington and elsewhere.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 28, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Oskey, Miles “Dick”

Miles Oskey, 47, Died This Morn Of Pneumonia
Well-Known Molder Stricken Week Ago – Funeral at His Home at 2 O’clock Friday Afternoon
Hundreds of Gallipolitans who had known him since his boyhood or babyhood were startled this morning by the news that Miles Oskey, commonly known as “Dick,” had died. The end came at about 6:40 at his home at 616 Third ave. and was the result of pneumonia.
     Oskey became ill while working in an Ironton foundry and returned home week ago yesterday. He went to bed and had been under the care of a physician, yet, but few knew of his serious condition.
     “Dick” was born here 47 years ago, Jan. 31 being his last birthday, and was a son of the late Edward and Lucinda Goddard Oskey. He is survived by his wife, who was Daisy Ankrom, a step-son, Joe Ankrom, at home, an older brother, Harry, a half-brother and a half-sister, in Huntington, another half-brother and half-sister in Kansas City.
     Dick was a World War soldier, but saw no actual service. Funeral services will be held at the house at 2 o’clock Friday, Rev. George Sagen in charge. Burial in Pine Street cemetery by Funeral Director F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 28, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Otto, Louie

Found Dead
     Mr. Louie Otto, a well known patient of the O. H. E. and said to be a nephew of the late John Sherman was found dead in bed at that institution this morning. His remains were placed in the hands of Hayward & Son to be shipped to his friends for burial at Dayton.

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


Oty, Charles A.

Charles Oty, Gallia Native, Is Claimed
     JACKSON, July 16 -- Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Savageville Methodist Church for Charles A. Oty, 84 year old native of Gallia County who died Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Shopshear of Rt. 1, Ray, after an illness of four years from complications. He was a farmer and was a member of the Savageville Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Shopshear and Mrs. David Meachem of Springfield; a son, William Oty of Jackson, and a half-brother, James Stewart of Gallia County.
     Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery by the Sperry funeral service.

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


Ours, Goldie E. [Johnson]

Elderly Lady Dies Enroute To Hospital
     Mrs. Goldie E. Ours, 72, a resident of Crown City Rt. died at 9:30 a.m. today while enroute to Holzer hospital in a Waugh-Halley-Wood ambulance. Mrs. Ours had been in failing health for several years, and had been in serious condition for a year.
     She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Emma Gardner Johnson. Her husband, William H. Ours and five sons and a daughter survive.
     The body is at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home and other details and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: b. 1891, d. 1963. buried in King's Chapel cemetery in Ohio twp.]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date- probably 3/15/1963 (handwritten date on obit)
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Ours, Marvin

Marvin Ours
     GALLIPOLIS - Marvin “Biggen” Ours Sr., 64, of Eureka Community in Gallia County, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1993 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntingon, W. Va. He was a self-employed truck driver for Mountain State Enterprise. Ours was a member of Gallia Masonic Lodge 469 of Eureka, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union. He was a former Clay Township Trustee.
     Born May 1, 1929, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Will and Goldie Johnson Ours.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Williams Ours; a son, Marvin E. Jr. (Jeanne) Ours of Gallipolis; a daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Osborne of Gallipolis; three brothers, Herman Ours of Crown City, Kenneth Ours of Crown City, Melvin “Tince” Ours (his twin brother) of Crown City; one sister, Gladys Layne of Crown City and four grandchildren, Brian Ours of Gallipolis, Michael Ours of Gallipolis, Tige Osborne of Annapolis, Md., and Tia Osborne of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Lawrence Ours.
     Services will be 2p.m. Monday at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Payne officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home by Gallia Lodge 469. Pallbearers will be Brian and Michael Ours, Donnie Ours, Paul Dean Porter, Normal Mitchell and Tony Ours.

[Note: Obituary has a picture]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About Friday November 19, 1993
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Ours, William H.

William Ours 79, Succumbs
     William H. Ours, 79, a resident of Swan Creek Rd., Rt. 2, Crown City, died suddenly at his home at 7:15 a.m. today. He had been in failing health for five years. Mr. Ours had engaged in farming. He was born in Ohio twp., June 7, 1885, son of the late Poe and Lydia White Ours. His marriage to the former Goldie I. Johnson took place on April 1, 1912, and she preceded him in death in March 1963.
     Five sons and a daughter who survive are Donald Ours, Kenneth Ours, and Mrs. Clarence (Gladys) Layne, all of Rt. 2 Crown City, Herman Ours of Lancaster, Marvin Ours of Eureka and Melvin Ours at home. There are 20 grandchildren and 19 Great grandchildren. Two sons, Lawrence and William Lee preceded him in death. Other survivors are a brother and a sisters, Charles Ours and Mrs. Ella Buchannon, both of Huntington. Three sisters and a brother are deceased.
     Mr. Ours was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Swan Creek. The body is at the Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral home and funeral will be announced later.

[Note: Funeral held at Kings Chapel, Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 8, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Ours, William Lee

Death of Little Child
     William Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ours of Bladen, was born Sept. 28 and passed away Nov. 26. The little one survived by his parents, grandfather, Mr. Andrew Johnson; grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Ours; brothers Donald and Lawrence and sister, Gladys May, besides many other relatives and friends.
     Everything possible was done to relieve the little sufferer, but to no avail. Interment was made in the King Cemetery near Bladen.

Gallia Times
Dec. 22, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Overall, Ann Maria

     Died, in Ironton, Ohio, Oct. 15th, 1876, Ann Maria, daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Hamilton, and wife of Mr. Andrew J. Overall; aged 37 years.  She leaves a husband and four children, two boys and two girls, together with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  She was a devoted wife, a fond mother, and an amiable and useful woman.  She joined the Methodist Church and was converted two years before her death, and lived an ever exemplary and blameless life—ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of need and beloved as she will be missed by all who knew her.  Husband, be comforted by remembering that your loss is her eternal gain.  Children, ever remember the kind advice and christian example of your mother.  It is very hard to give her up, but we must learn to submit meekly, ever remembering, that the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away, and Blessed be the name of the Lord.   H. H.

[Note: Ann Maria Hamilton and Andrew J. Overall were married in Gallia County OH 9 September 1858.  Ohio Marriages 1800-1858.  Find A Grave Index shows her burial in Clay Chapel Cemetery, Northup, Gallia County, Ohio.  Dates  1839 – 15 Oct 1876.]

The Gallipolis Journal
November 9, 1876
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Overall, Jacob

DIED
Jacob Overall
     At his home, in Chambersburg, Gallia County, Ohio, May 12, 1886 Jacob Overall, aged 81 years, 4 months and 12 days of age. The deceased was born near Nashville, Tennessee, but came to this state a great many years ago, where he lived an honest, honorable life ever since, respected by all who knew him.
     He cast his first vote for General Jackson and has voted for every Democratic nominee for President since Jackson down to Cleveland. Although a great sufferer from kidney disease and other infirmities of age, which greatly impaired his health,yet he was able to go about, eat his meals regularly and seemed to be well as common, until Monday morning, about 4 o'clock, he was stricken with paralysis, which rendered him entirely helpless and unconscious of everything, in which state he lingered until Wednesday evening, 4 o'clock, when he quietly passed away, no more to suffer, no more to trouble over the cares of this unfriendly world.
     He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. His remains were laid away in the Clay Chapel graveyard, attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, who came to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased father.
     Deceased was a member of the Second Advent Christian Church and a firm believer in the doctrines of the soon coming of Christ, and the resurrection from the dead; the establishment of the Kingdon on earth, etc. The last words he was heard to say were "Jesus, Jesus" and we trust when He shall appear Bro. Overall shall appear also with him to glory.                     R.A.G.

[Note: Burial Clay Chapel, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
May 12, 1886
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Overall, Jacob

Jacob Overall Dead
     Jacob Overall known all over this county where he used to live, but operating a grocery store in Columbus, was operated upon for gall stones at Grant Hospital last Friday and died. He left a wife but no children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 15, 1912
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Owen, Albert Burns

IN MEMORY
     Albert Burns Owen was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, April 21, 1853, and departed this life July 29, 1919, at his home at Rodney, this county. The first five years of his life were spent in the neighborhood where he was born. In 1860 he was brought by his parents to the Rodney neighborhood where he had since resided.
     On April 30, 1879, he married Effie Harriger. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life. Born to this union were the following children: Earling of Huntington, W. Va., Roscoe who died at the early age of twelve, and Paul and Evaline who are at home.
     Albert Burns Owen had a large capacity for friendships. His sympathies were broad and he showed himself a friend in need. For the last 30 years he had been a member of the fraternal order of Knights of Pythias in which he had a large acquaintance during the days of his health. For the last two years he had been failing from the illness that finally claimed him. He born his sufferings with patience, conscious of the fact that his future here could not be long.
     While Mr. Owen had never united with the church he was a regular attendant, and aided its work in many ways. He often felt his unworthiness and for that reason withheld his membership from any church, but often said he had great faith in God.

“It is finished; life is o’er,
And the race is run;
Weary hands shall toil no more,
For their work is done.
Chant the litanies of peace,
O’er the flowery shrine;
Sorrow has its sweet surcease
In the hope divine.”

    The funeral was held Thursday morning at the family residence in Rodney by Rev. L.L. Roush assisted by Rev. Wood. The interment was in the Long cemetery near Bidwell under direction of Naomi Lodge, K. of P. of Gallipolis.

Card of Thanks:
     The members of the family of the late A.B. Owen desire to thank their friends and neighbors who were so kind to them in their hour of bereavement.

[Note: A.B. Owen is the son of John Owen & Elizabeth Burns Owen. Surnames Owen and Harriger are both mis-spelled in the source article]

Source: an undated newspaper clipping, from a Gallia County newspaper.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Owen, Effie Morris [Harriger]

     Mrs. Effie M. Owen died at 11:15 last night at the home of her son, Paul Owen, at Rodney. She had been in poor health for months. She was the widow of Albert Owen.
     Mrs. Owen was in her 85th year, having been born Nov. 28, 1860, at Patriot, a daughter of George and Lovina Wensel Harriger and the last survivor of her generation of the family. Another son, Perlle Owen of Norfolk, Va., survives.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m.EWT Sunday at the Rodney Methodist Church in charge of Rev. J.L. Stephenson. Burial at Rio Grande by J.L. Coleman and Son.

[Note: Burial in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township. Date of death was July 25, 1945. Originally published in a now missing issue of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, thus the last night referred to another date. The tombstone spells the last name Owens, but others with that surname in the same cemetery spell it Owen, which is probably correct.]

Gallia Times
August 2, 1945
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Owen, Elizabeth [Burns]

From our Rodney Correspondent:
     Mrs. Elizabeth Owen, having been afflicted with brain trouble for a number of years passed peacefully to the Great beyond, Saturday evening Oct. 26, and was laid to rest, by her husband John Owen, in the Cemetery near Bidwell. She has been a member of the M.E. Church at this place since early womanhood, being a faithful attendant whenever her health permitted. Of late years her afflictions have been so great as to cause her to remain in her home, but her life has ever been that of a true Christian woman and she was beloved and respected by all her many friends and neighbors.

[Note: death year unrecorded. As per the John & Elizabeth Owen family Bible (1852), E. Burns was born in Alleghany County PA on 28 Dec. 1829 to Robert Burns and Jane (Marshall) Burns, and married to J. Owen in Alleghany City in Alleghany County PA, by John Pressly, on 3 June 1852. Her maternal grandparents were John Marshall and Jane McBride, both of Alleghany County PA.]

Source: undated newspaper article, from Gallia County.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Owen, Hilah Adrienne [Kennedy]

     Hilah Adrienne Owen, 84, of Rodney, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born on January 3, 1903, in Kyger to the late Freeman and Ida Mae Kennedy. She worked at the former Ohio Hospital for Epileptics (now the Gallipolis Developmental Center). She was a member of the Rodney United Methodist Church and a charter member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Rodney Grange.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Raymond Owen, five brothers and a sister. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Joe Owen of Rodney; three grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Kennedy of Rodney.
     Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Rodney United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Cannode will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande. Friends may call at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 2, 1987 pg. 3 col. 1
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Owen, Jack Harriger

     Jack Harriger Owen, 79, of Rodney and a lifelong resident of Gallia County, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at his residence. Owen was born Aug. 19, 1925 to the late Paul R. Owen, who preceded him in 1975, and the late Adrienne H. Kennedy Owen, who preceded him in 1987. He began a career in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked for 13 years and attained the rank of sergeant. In March of 1973 he went to work for the Gallipolis Police Department as a patrolman.
     On June 30, 1992, one day after retirement, he rejoined the police department as a reserve officer. Reserve patrolmen serve with full police powers, but on a volunteer basis, which demonstrated his dedication to his profession, the department and to his community. He received numerous letters of commendation during his tenure with the Gallipolis Police Department, and was the recipient of the Gallia County Gun Club’s “Jim Mills, Lawman of the Year” and the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Law Enforcement Award” for his years of dedicated service to the citizens of Gallipolis.
     Prior to his employment with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Owen worked on the family farm, and at the family-owned gas station, Owens’ Gulf Station in Rodney. He also formerly worked for Merry’s Stone Company.
     Owen is survived by his former wife, Betty Owen of Gallipolis; one daughter, Deana (Eddie) Ellis of Gallipolis; two granddaughters, Linda (Joe) White and Lisa Bloomer, both of Gallipolis; four great-grandsons, all of Gallipolis; one brother, Joe (Julie) Owen of Gallipolis; one nephew, Joe Owen II of Gallipolis,; and one niece, Tonya Owen of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.Pallbearers will be Mike Fulks, Greg Frazier, Robert Bateman, Rex Greenlee, Raymond DeLille and Eddie Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Eugene Stout and Joe Owen.

[Note: Jack is a grandson of Effie Morris Harriger & Albert Burns Owen, of Rodney.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 pg. 5 section 1
Transcribed by Claudia Melin                                                                           Top of Page


Owen, John

     John Owen was born March 19th, 1829, and died July 15, 1887. He was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church over forthy years ago. Two weeks before his death, he said: I am failing every day, but it is all right. He was a faithful christian, and loved to talk of the goodness of God. His end was peaceful. He quietly fell asleep in Jesus. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss.

[Note: The family Bible of John & Elizabeth Owen (1852) records his birth date on 29 March 1829, in Pennsylvania. His parents are Edward and Letitia (Loughlin) Owen; his paternal grandparents Ehrling and Mollie Owen.]

Source: undated newspaper article, from Bossard Library collections.
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Owen, Letitia [Loughlin]

     DIED - near Porter, Gallia co., Ohio, Jan 13 1880, Mrs. Letitia Owen, wife of Edward Owen, sen., in the 73rd year of her age. She was born and raised in Penn., and moved to Ohio in 1851. Mother Owen lived and died and exemplary christian.

[Note: Maiden name from the (1852) John & Elizabeth Owen family Bible record. The 1880 Gallia County Mortality Schedule indicates that Letitia Owens' parents were born in Ireland.]

Gallipolis Journal, 26 February 1880
page 2, col. 6, section A
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Owen, Paul R.

     GALLIPOLIS - Paul Raymond Owen, 78, of Rodney, died around 3:40 p.m. Friday at his home. He had been in failing health one year. Mr. Owen was a retired farmer, school bus driver and former service station and store operator in the Rodney area where the Mitchell store is now located. He was born Aug. 10, 1896, in Rodney, son of the late Albert and Effie Harriger Owen.
     He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Kennedy Owen whom he married in July, 1924, in Middleport, and two sons, Jack and Joe Owen, both of Rodney, and three grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a lifelong resident of Rodney and a charter member of the Rodney Grange.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Holley and Rev. Damon Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday.

[Note: Surname is mis-spelled Owens in the source article.]

(Ironton) Sunday Times-Sentinel
27 April 1975
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Owens, Albert Roscoe

Killed - By the Accidental Discharge of a Target Rifle
     The deadly target rifle has claimed another young victim in the person of Roscoe Owens, son of Robert Owens, of Rodney. Sunday morning the lad had been out shooting birds with a flobert rifle, 22 calibre, and returning to the house, set the rifle down and it went off, the bullet striking him on the left side of the face near the ear and lodged in a large bone above the ear. Dr. Eakins was called and did everything possible but the little fellow passed away that evening.
     The funeral was held Monday morning by Rev. J. W. Smith, of Rio Grande, interment following at Rodney by Undertaker Glassburn. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers and one sister.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 2, 1906

     OBITUARY - Albert Roscoe Owens, son of A. B. and Effie Harriger Owens, was born Sept. 15, 1894, and died Jan. 27, 1906. Roscoe was an exceptional boy, so kind-hearted and loving, bright and of such a sunny disposition as to work his way into the affections and lives of not only his home and kindred, but his schoolmates, teachers and neighbors, all knew him to love him.
     The work of the father and oldest brother Erling taking them from home so much Roscoe was such a comfort to his mother, had as usual so willingly helped her with the morning work. On running his last errand to see if he had left the keys at the barn, which he had already given her before, but which she had forgotten, she, affectionately clasped him in her arms and kissed him little thinking of his being brought to her so soon in such a sad condition.
     The ways of Providence seem hard to us, but God knows best. Knowing Roscoe all of his short life, seeing him in his home, the Sunday-School, Epworth League, and regular church services; knowing the eagerness with which he listened to the stories of Jesus, we feel that when he joined the church about one year ago that he accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized and taken in full connection with the church July 16, 1905.
Besides the family already mentioned, Roscoe leaves a younger brother, Paul, and sister, Evalyn. We will all be sad without him, but he is at home with God. We will go to him, for he cannot come to us. Rodney, Ohio

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 9, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Owens, Hannah [Alban]

     Owens, Hannah Alban, 85, Columbus: native of Thurman: Apr. 30 at home of her daughter, Mrs. Irene Adams, Cleveland: survived by a brother and sister, away: Mrs. Ray Bailey is a niece and Mrs. Hannah Bower and Miss Emma Richards, Rio Grande, are cousins: funeral May 2 at Columbus: burial at Venedocia, May 3.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was born December 1, 1861 in Jackson County, OH, to John J. Alban & Margaret Richards both born in Wales.]

Gallia Times
Abt. Wednesday April 30, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Owens, T. K.

Respected Native Dies At Age 86
     Former school superintendent, state legislator and well-known businessman, T. K. Owens, died Tuesday morning at Oak Hill Hospital. He resided on East South Street and was 86 years of age.
     Owens certainly ranks as one of the most accomplished, versatile and energetic men of his time. He served as superintendent of Jackson City Schools and three terms in the state legislature in the 1950's where he was chairman of the educational committee. He also served several years with the state mental health department and retired as superintendent of the Gallia County school system. His local business enterprises included an automobile and implement dealership and Owens lumber company in Jackson which he opened and operated at an advanced age.
     Owens was a former member of Jackson City Council and at one time, served as acting mayor. For approximately 25 years, he had the T. K. Owens Radio program. He was also a farmer in the war bond chairman for the county and was a former active member of many civic and fraternal organizations. His memberships include those in the Valley Grange, Jackson Presbyterian Church where he was an elder, lifetime member of the Masonic bodies and a 32nd degree Mason as well as many others. A graduate of Centerville high school in Rio Grande College, Owens received his master’s degree from Ohio State University.
     He was born in Jackson County and was the son of the late Lloyd and Margaret Evans Owens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Pierce Owens; two brothers, John and Denson; and one grandchild.
Survivors include two children, Mrs. Brian (Lois) Donahue of Columbus and Roger of Jackson; a brother, Luther of Florida; and five grandchildren.
     Friends may call from 1 until 3 and 7 until 9 PM Wednesday at the Eisnaughle-Lewis Funeral Home. Services will be held 10 AM Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Gray officiating. Burial will be made in Fairmont Cemetery.

[Note: Unknown publication and date & unable to locate burial site. The funeral home listed is in Jackson, Ohio, but there is no Fairmont Cemetery listed on findagrave for either Gallia or Jackson County.]

Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Owens, Taulby

     Taulby M. Owens, 74, Rt. 1, Patriot, died 11 p.m. Sunday at Holzer Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. Owens was born March 8, 1908, in Clintwood, Va., to the late Andrew and Maude Lipps Owens. His wife, Lola Moore Owens preceded him in death in 1978. He served on the Gallia County School Board for several years.
     Survivors include three sons, John of Patriot; Robert of Houston, Texas and Jack of Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Wooten of Gallipolis; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Leslie Mathias of Alexandria, Va.; one stepson, Lamar Whittaker of Columbus; two brothers, Glen and Treeman, both of Waterloo; one sister, Mrs. Della Osborne of Waterloo. One stepson preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Pearl Casto officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemtery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley