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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

Painter, Alice [Hairston]

     Alice Painter, 54, of Fairfax Drive, Huntington, WV, died Tuesday, April 28, 1992 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. She was born April 12, 1938 in Lawrence County, Ohio, daughter of the late Magellan E. Hairston and Gweneth Wells Hairston Wickline of Rio Grande. She was a school teacher and a member of the Eastern Star.
     Other survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Lesser of Cincinnati and Holly L. Hamilton of Hilton Head, SC; one grandson, Matthew E. Lesser of Cincinnati and one brother, George W. Hairston, of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Painter in August 1990 and one sister, June Hairston Dorsey in Feb. 1987.
     Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, Ironton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1992
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Palmer, Mary A.

     Mrs. Chas. N. Palmer died last Friday evening. The funeral services and burial took place Sunday morning.

[Note:12/22/1823 - 2/14/1890; Age 66 yrs. 1 mo. 28 das. Her cause of death was Paralysis. She is buried in Fairfield Church Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 19, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Palmer, Mary A. [Donnally]

     Mrs. Mary A. Palmer, wife of Charles N. Palmer, died at her home in Green Township, Feb. 14, 1890, aged 66 years. She was a sister of the late Augustus Donnally and Mrs. Marie Detalante, of Gallipolis, now the only living member of her father’s household of nine children. Mrs. Palmer always resided in Green Township, was a devoted and faithful wife and a mother, a good neighbor, and highly respected in the community. About three years ago she was stricken with paralysis, from which she never entirely recovered and which finally resulted in her death.
     She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for about fifty years, and frequently gave public testimony to a saving faith in the Saviour. Nearly the last comforting words uttered by her in the presence of loving friends who ministered to her were, “I am trusting, Lord, in Thee.”
     Her funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. A. B. Shaw, and were attended by many relatives, neighbors and friends, and her remains laid in the last resting place at Fairfield Church. She leaves a husband, four sons and three daughters. One of the sons, Dr. J. B. Palmer residing at Seattle, Washington, arrived at home too late to attend the funeral services.

Scrapbook
Died February 14, 1890
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


Palmer, Minnie [Darst]

IN MEMORY
In Memory of Minnie Darst Palmer

Another call has been given
Once more death has bereft us
And our hearts with pain are riven,

    Minnie Darst Palmer, daughter of John and Charlotte Roush Darst, was born Aug. 3, 1875 and passed into eternity on July 30, 1968; aged 92 years, 11 months and 27 days. She lived to be the oldest member of her family. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Franklin Palmer April 22, 1898, death separated them on March 22, 1944. To them were born 7 children, 3 daughters and 4 sons; Mrs. Maurice (Marie) Thomas of Bidwell; Mrs. J.A. (Jessie) Brothers of Vinton; Mrs. James (Ruth) Gabriel and Raymond Palmer of Columbus; Donald Palmer of Vinton; Wade Palmer of Dover and Wayne Palmer of Cheshire. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
     She was the last one of a family of six children, namely: Sarah E. Darst, Mrs. Addie McHaffie, Mrs. Dora McCleish, Elmer and Everett Darst.
     Since the death of her husband 24 years ago, she lived at Eno. Two years ago she came to make her home with her daughter, Jessie. She was confined to her bed several times and she was always devotedly cared for by her family. Everything that loving hands could do was done for her comfort. Nothing was too hard for her children to do for their mother. She bore her suffering with a marked degree of patience and cheerfulness, always greeting everyone with a smile. She had sought and found her Savior early in life and joined the Eno Methodist Church of which she was faithful. She was a member of the Eno Ladies Aid and a charter member of the Eno Grange. She has often said she did not know how she would have gotten along without Jesus. We feel God had a purpose perhaps to show us, that "E'en down to old age all my people shall prove my sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love. When silvery hairs shall their temple adorn like lamb's, they shall still in my bosom be born".
     Our Mother was deeply loved by her family and friends. She loved and comforted us by her cheerful disposition. We will miss her so much. We think not of our Mother as dead for she is not, she has only reached that Heavenly shore and is at rest with God. Our loss is our precious Mother's eternal gain.

[Note: buried Robinson Cemetery, Morgan Township]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Palmer, Sarah [Lewis]

Death of Mrs. Palmer
     Mrs. Samuel Palmer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Low Lewis, ill for a year and bedfast at her home on [734] 3d avenue, died at 4 a.m. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made at this writing. Her husband is employed by Dr. Chas. G. Parker and is a well-known colored man. His wife is said to have been a fine industrious woman in her best days. She was the mother of five children, three surviving. Hayward has charge of the body.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 29, 1911

    The funeral of Mrs. Samuel Palmer will be conducted by Rev. Schadd at the Paint Creek Baptist Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.

[Note: 3/1869- 8/29/1911 d/o Lorenza & Elizabeth Allen Lewis per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 30, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Palmer, T. M.

T. M Palmer Dead
     T. M. Palmer, for years a resident of Gallia County, died at his home in Minneapolis, Minn., April 6, 1921, aged 74 years. Mr. Palmer was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, May 17, 1847, and resided in Gallia County until some ten years ago, when he moved to Minnesota. He was the son of Charles N. and Mary Ann Palmer, and leaves besides his widow three sons and two daughters, Clyde and Marie, residing at 2218 Bryant Avenue south, Minneapolis, Roy D. Palmer and Mrs. Everett Robinson of Lebanon, S. D., and Capt. G. M. Palmer, stationed at Kelly Field, Texas. He is survived by one brother at Pentwater, Mich., another at Arkansas City, Kan., and a sister, Mrs. Mary F. Farrer, at St. Albans, W. Va.
     Mr. Palmer had been in failing health for the past two years, but was confined to his bed only a few weeks before his death. Interment was at Ritchfield cemetery, Minneapolis.

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 28, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Pankey, Maria C.

     Died, January 9th, 1867, at the residence of her brother, A. P. Rodgers, Mrs. Maria C. Pankey, aged 54 years and 27 days. The subject of the above notice returned on the 4th inst. from Texas, where she has resided for the last eight years. Having to travel from Evansville, Indiana, by rail-road, on account of the ice, and being sick and exhausted from long travel, and very anxious to be at home among her friends and relatives, she hurried on without taking the rest she needed. After getting home, her friends did not apprehend any immediate danger until the morning of the 9th inst., when she suddenly became worse and breathed her last at 4 1/2 o'clock of the same evening, and was followed to her last resting place on the fith [sic] inst. by a large number of her old friends and neighbors.
     Cox

The Gallipolis Journal
February 7, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Pannabaker, Helen S. [Sharpe]

Mrs. J. J. Pannabaker Dies Early This Morning
     Mrs. Helen S. Pannabaker, 68, a resident of 415 Third Ave., died at 2:30 a.m. today in Medical Center Hospital. She had been admitted to the hospital at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, and had been in failing health for several years.
     She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, WSCS, past president and member of Lafayette Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, and French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she was serving as chaplain at the time of her death.
     Mrs. Pannabaker was born in DuBoise, Pa., Sept. 13, 1897, the only child of the late Reynolds E. and Lavina Rumbarger Sharpe. She attended Pittsburgh, Pa. schools. She met and married J. Joseph Pannabaker on June 19, 1919. He survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Nancy) Bagshaw of Clearwater, Fla. There are two grandsons, Joseph Bagshaw, a graduate student at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H., and John Bagshaw.
The family came to Gallipolis in 1955 from Pittsburgh when Mr. Pannabaker was transferred to the Vanadium plant at Graham, W. Va.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones officiating and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday and until the hour of the service. The family requests donations to the Cancer Fund in lieu of flowers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 2, 1965

Services Announced For Mrs. Pannabaker
     Services for Mrs. J. J. Pannabaker, 68, who died Thursday morning will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Pannabaker, in addition to membership in a number of organizations, was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Pall bearers will be John Morgan, Harland Martin, Gary Short, Steve Clark, William Troth and Charles Huber.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 3, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Pannell, Bessie [Jones]

Mrs. B. V. Pannell, Restaurateur, Dies This Morning
    
Mrs. Beverly V. Pannell, well-known and well liked colored woman, whose home was at 911 Third Ave., died at 2 o’clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She was taken to the hospital Saturday night and had suffered a stroke two weeks before that.
     For 28 years last April Mr. and Mrs. Pannell had conducted a restaurant at Third and Olive and their home was few doors farther up the avenue.
     Mrs. Pannell was formerly Bessie Jones, a daughter of the late William Jones. She was born 60 years ago last March on what was then the famous Beal’s farm across the river in Mason County. When she was three years old, the family moved to Gallipolis.
     She was an industrious, estimable woman, a member of the Paint Creek Baptist Church, and a devoted wife and sister. Her marriage to Beverly C. Pannell occurred in September 25, 1912. Two of their early married years were spent in the coal fields east of Charleston, after which they returned to Gallipolis. And in the restaurant business they made a decided success, having done exceedingly well the past year.
     Surviving the decedent are two brothers and two sisters: Joe Jones, who is cared for at the Pannell home; Andy Jones, who lives nearby; Mrs. Mary Henderson, Pt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Julia Shanklin, Chicago.
     The body was removed to the mortuary of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: 3/11/1883 - 6/28/1943, 60 yrs. 3 mos. 17das.; She was the daughter of William & Celia Coleman Jones. She is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 28, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Pappas, Harold M.

First Drowning Here
     Harold M. Pappas, 13, son of James Pappas of Columbus, here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Alex Phillips, his uncle and aunt, was drowned in the Ohio river here Thursday evening while bathing with some companions. The river was dragged, dynamite exploded under water and a diver from Pt. Pleasant searched for the body, but

[Note: rest of article is missing from my copy]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Pappas, Harold

Boy's Body Found
     The body of Harold Pappas, 13, drowned in the Ohio river two weeks ago, was found lodged near some ic-- piers here Wednesday evening. Burial was made in Columbus where his father, James Pappas, resides.

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


Parent, Henrietta [Jones]

Mrs. Parent’s Rites Are Very Impressive
     Simple and brief funeral services were held for Mrs. Henrietta Parent at the Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock Sunday. It was the first funeral that Rev. L. W. Gishler had conducted here and his discourse was very appropriate and impressive.
    Interment was made at Mound Hill by Hayward. The pall bearers were Earl McCormick, John McNealey, A. K. Merriman, Lewis E. Grube, Virgil Martin and Robert Richards. The body was accompanied here by three of her children, Mrs. Leslie Wurst, at whose home at Ashton, Md., the death had occurred; George and Miss Alice, who live in the same section of Maryland. Dan Parent was with his mother during her last illness but was unable to come here. He is employed by the United Fruit Company on vessels that ply between New York and South American ports.
   They went to Pt. Pleasant this afternoon where they will remain over night with relatives, leaving in the morning for their homes. It is five years since Miss Alice Wurst left here and 26 years since Mrs. Wurst moved east.

[Note Henrietta Jones married Robert Parent, 1 Jan. 1872 in Jackson, W.Va.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 22, 1934
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Parent, Lola [White]

Mrs. Lola White Parent Dies In Columbus
     Word was received here Thursday evening at eleven o'clock of the death of Mrs. Lola White Parent of Columbus, following a paralytic stroke suffered the day before. While Mrs. Parent had been in poor health for some time, her condition was not considered serious and her death came as a great shock to her relatives and friends.
     Mr. Bert France and Harry Soles left this afternoon for Columbus and will accompany the remains to Gallipolis Saturday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

[Note: Death Certificate...born 1879 in Gallipolis; died March 24, 1921 in Columbus. Divorced from Dan Parent. Parents: Charles White and Gertrude Glaspi. Cause of death...Cerebral Hemorrhage. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 25, 1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Parish, Peter     

     It is with great regret that we announce the death of this good old gentleman, who was an old friend, not only highly esteemed by us, but every one. He died at Huntington, Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock,of what is supposed to have been heart disease, and was in his eightieth year. The remains were brought here on the noon train, Saturday and the funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 9:30 at the residence of Mr Chas. Skees, conducted by Rev. B. F. Jackson, of the M.E. Church, the burial being conducted by Undertaker Wetherholt at the Old Cemetery.
     Mr. Parish was a resident of Green township, this county, for many years, coming here from Kanawha, where he was foreman in the old Salt Works of Dickinson & Huffner, on Kanawha, during the war. He was a farmer, fruit raiser and gardner, near this city, after locating in this county, and moved to Huntington, a few years ago, to be near his sons who were in business there. He leaves a widow and five sons and four daughters and was married twice. The world was the better for Mr. Parish living in it. He was honest, industrious, enterprising, intelligent and genial, and his relatives will have the profound sympathy of all in their great loss.

[Note: The Old Cemetery is Pine Street Cemetery but there is no marker for him there.]  

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 19, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Parker, Charles G.

Dr. Charles G. Parker Passes Tuesday
Well Known Resident Succumbs After Long Illness - Funeral is Thursday
     Dr. Charles G. Parker, one of the best known residents of this county; died at his home in this city Tuesday afternoon, June 12, 1934, after long and painful illness from leakage of the heart. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Carrie Sisson of Porter. Dr. Claude B. Parker of this city is a nephew.
     Dr. Parker was a splendid man, a strong supporter and active worker in the Methodist church, and a stalwart prohibitionist.
     Funeral services will be held at the family home on lower First avenue Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. by Rev. H. H. Wilbur, interment in the Long cemetery near Bidwell.

[Note: Also known as Fairview cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
June 12,1934
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Parker, Claude B.

Dr. Parker Passes; Entire Community Shares in Sorrow
Decedent Was Last of Three Physicians of Parker Name to Minister to Two Generations of GallipolitansFuneral Set For 2 Thursday
     Dr. Claude B. Parker died at the Holzer Hospital at 10:03 last night. The community which loved him and to which he had given the full measure of useful and honorable service for more than a generation was well aware that the end was near. Hence the message that flashed over the city late last night brought little shock, though in nearly every home and countless hearts there was a sense of personal loss in his passing.

Suffered Hemorrhage
     His death, as Tribune readers have been told, resulted from a hemorrhage between the linings of the brain. It was soon widely realized after he was removed to the hospital a week ago last Friday that his condition was serious. Except for brief and infrequent intervals when he gave signs of recognition and affection to those ministering to him, his condition grew steadily and slowly worse. Yesterday morning, Dr. C. E. Holzer, who, as had others of the hospital staff, given the patient unstinted attention and had sought and received the best advice obtainable, expressed with genuine reluctance the fear, "He can't live through the day."
     "Dr. Claude," as he was affectionately called, had served Gallipolis and the countryside for 38 years as a physician, as a worthy citizen and a supporter of innumerable good causes. He was a man of strong convictions and expressed them and stood by them firmly but never offensively. In politics, he was interested in principles and personalities, with little concern about parties or factions, and he was a loyal supporter of those he respected and esteemed and probably never thought of seeking political preferment for himself. In that area between the post office and the E. L. Neal drug store, in the center of which were his office and his mother's home, he was the most familiar figure. And no matter how bad he may have felt--and he had been in poor health for several years--he had a cheery greeting for old and young of every circle. It sounds trite, an obvious understatement, to say he will be sadly missed not only by his wife, mother, sister and other loved ones but also by his neighbors and countless others.

Native of Kyger

     Claude Bradbury Parker was born near Kyger in what is now the home of Alonzo Grover on April 28, 1874, and his age was slightly more than 65 1/2 years. He was the son of the late Dr. E. W. Parker and Mary Bradbury Parker. His babyhood was spent in Rutland and Pomeroy and the family moved to Vinton in 1877, thence to Gallipolis 12 years later. He attended school here and completed the regular course and a post-graduate course in medicine in Cincinnati medical college in 1895--when barely 21 years old. After a short period in practice with his father, Dr. Claude was appointed a member of the staff of the Athens State Hospital. There he was a colleague of Dr. Milo Wilson, later superintendent of that institution and now critically ill at his home in this city. At Athens, he met and courted Miss Grace Gist, popular daughter of a prominent family of that old city. They were married in October, 1901, two months after he had returned to Gallipolis to resume private practice. Then, as during a short period in the mid-nineties, there were three Drs. Parker in practice here. Dr. E. W. Parker died June 12, 1903, at the age of 52, and his younger brother, Dr. Charles G. Parker, died exactly 31 years later.
     Dr. Claude was a member of the Methodist church and a contributor to several and he was a member of Naomi lodge, Knights of Pythias. He was also vice-president of the board of directors of the First National Bank. Neat in his attire, prepossessing in appearance, gentle in his manner, his mere presence in a sickroom ofttimes was electric in its effect. Treading softly across the threshold to minister to a sufferer, his greeting often cheered and implanted a new hope, a renewed confidence that all was well, in the heart of the ailing one.
     A few nights ago, two friends of Dr. Claude were discussing his illness as they passed the Presbyterian church. On the bulletin board of the church they read this quotation that had been placed there by Rev. Mr. Gishler in large letters: "Two things stand out like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, And courage in your own...How aptly that expresses two of the distinguishing traits of the one for whom Gallipolis and Gallia county mourn today. It was announced this afternoon by the family that the funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Entsminger Funeral Home. Rev. Lewis Webber Gishler and Rev. W. Scott Westerman will conduct the rites. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
1939
Transcribed by Eva S. Hughes                                                                       Top of Page


Parker, Lewis G.

Life Of Lewis G. Parker Fittingly Reviewed
Body Laid To Rest In Soil Of His Native County
     Lewis Gardner Parker was born in the Village of Porter, Gallia County, Ohio, May 25, 1853 and died in Gallipolis, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1915. About thirty years ago he went West, where he lived many years in Nebraska and in his later life at Portland, Oregon.
     He was an esteemed and beloved Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, his active ministry being mostly in Nebraska. Afflictions in his later years have prevented his active work, yet even in afflictions he has labored much for the upbuilding of the churches in Portland, Oregon. He had a delightful Christian faith and found great peace and comfort in the Savior. His ministry was the joy of his heart and he loved to call up the sweet memory of his work in the churches.
     He is survived by his wife and married daughter, both living in Oregon; by his brother, Dr. Charles G. Parker, of this city; his sister, Mrs. A.D. Gates of Charleston, WV and many relatives. A short time ago he came on the long journey from Oregon, that in his afflictions he might have the care and treatment of his beloved brother in this city. He was in such a critical condition, that it seemed almost a miracle that he lived through the journey.
     Dr. & Mrs. Charles G. Parker and their sister, Mrs. Gates, cared for him tenderly in his last days but it was not in the power of human help to restore him.
     A short time before his death, he said" I feel that I am near the end of life. My heart if giving out. However, I am not alarmed about death. As to the future I rest my faith in the all wise God who governs all worlds." As he came to the crossing between the worlds, the Savior was with him, giving him the blessed assurance that it was only a little step across into God's better country.
W.D. Cherrington

Gallipolis Times
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Parker, Mary B.

Mrs. Mary B. Parker, 87, Died Early This Morning
     Mrs. Mary B. Parker's long and hopeless illness ended in her death at the Holzer Hospital at 12:10 this Monday morning. Mrs. Parker suffered a stroke on Oct 16 and on the following day was removed to the hospital from her home at 457 Second Ave. She had suffered from arthritis for 20 years and had been unable to walk for at least five years.

Native of Kyger
     Though she would have been 87 years old on Jan 28, Mrs. Parker was mentally alert up until her last illness and those most intimately associated with her observed but few if any signs commonly incident in such an advanced age. Her face was smooth and her eyes bright and sparkling and they reflected her indomitable courage and strength of character.
     Mary Bradbury was born Jan. 28, 1855, at Kyger, presumably in the house which Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Grover have long lived. She was one of two daughters of Alonzo and Elizabeth Love Bradbury; the other, Mrs. Cora Harmon, having died in Toledo in 1936.
     She was married June 4, 1873 to Dr. Edward W. Parker. They lived successively at Rutland, Pomeroy, Vinton, Columbus and Gallipolis and he died here in May, 1903. Their stay in Columbus was brief and there he served as a member of the medical staff of the Columbus State Hospital. He elected to resume private practice, though it meant the rejection of the promise of an early promotion to the superintendency of that institution. Dr. Parker practiced here successfully for more than a decade and was active and influential in public affairs.
     Mrs. Parker was a member of Grace Methodist Church and it is believed she is the last survivor of the Happy Ten, a well-known club here in the 90's.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Garnet Erwin at 1700 Clifton Ave., Columbus and two grandsons, Marable Erwin and Phil Eppens, also both of Columbus. her only son, Dr. Claude B Parker, died here Oct. 20, 1939.
     Mrs Eppens and sons had arranged to take Mrs. Parker to Columbus but weather and road conditions had prevented the removal. All three were here when Mrs. Parker died and they had made frequent trips back and forth during the period she was in the hospital and down through the years of her semi-invalidism.
     Funeral Services will be conducted at the Entsminger Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Wednesday, in charge of Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Stone shows died 1942]

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


Parker, Rachel

A Noble Mother Gone
     Mrs. Rachel Parker died in Porter this county, Jan. 21, 1891, in the sixty-eighth year of her age. She was left a widow before the war with the care of a large family. Since that time she devoted her energy to the training of her children. Much labor and self denial were given in their behalf. But she has lived to see the fruits of her labor. Her children were a comfort to her failing years.
     Her son, Dr. E. W. PARKER, is a highly respected physician of this city. Her youngest son, Dr. C. G. PARKER of Porter, is held in high esteem by all who know him. Another son is a minister in the M. E. Church, and a member of one of the Nebraska conferences. Two other sons are in the West, each doing a good business. Her only daughter, India, a young lady of excellent qualities, is living with her brother in Porter. Her oldest son died in Andersonville Prison.
     The life of Mrs. Parker was spent in the quiet of her own home. She was a member of the M. E. Church for more than forty years, and at her death testified that she had no fears for the future. Her sickness continued nearly a year, and was very painful, but she did not murmur. She was of that class of mothers who do most for God and their country by their devotion to their homes, and for this reason her death is a seeming loss to her church and community. The family and relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this county.
     The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church in Porter at two o'clock Thursday, Jan. 22 Rev. W. H. MILLER officiated.

[Note, Rachel Parker was the former Rachel Morehouse. married to Sherman Parker.]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan 30, 1891
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart                                                                        Top of Page


Parker, Sherman

Death of Sherman Parker
     Mr. Sherman Parker, brother of Mr. Charles Parker and the late Dr. E. W. Parker, died at his home at Palmyra, Neb., Wednesday of last week. Besides a wife he leaves several adult children. Mr. Parker was a native of Springfield township, but moved West many years ago. At the time of his decease he was a member of the state legislature. He was a fine man and had many friends here who will regret his death.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 7, 1909
Vol. XLI, No. 20
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Parker, Stella [Lanier]

Gallia County Native Died Last Saturday
     Mrs. William (Stella) Parker, 83, a native of Gallia county, who resided on Rt. 4 Urbana died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Champaign County hospital.  She had been in failing health for 10 years but her last illness was of only six hours.
     Mrs. Parker was born on Aug. 2, 1878, near Mercerville, the daughter of Cornelious and Amanda Clark Lanier. She spent her early years here and had been a resident of Champaign county for 52 years. She is survived by her husband William L., and one brother Leslie W. Lanier of Gallia county.  Other survivors are three nieces and a number of cousins.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Neff-Walter Funeral home at Urbana. Rev. William Ford will officiate and burial will follow in the Nettle Creek cemetery.

Born:  Aug. 2, 1878
Died:  Nov. 4, 1961
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Parker, Virgil

     Virgil Parker, 44, a former resident of Rt. 2, Vinton, died in General Hospital, Detroit on Sunday. He was born June 23, 1922, in Lawrence County, Ky., son of the Orville Parker, Rt. 2, Vinton and the late Hanna Parker.
     In addition to his father, he is survived by his step-mother, Jessie Woodson Parker; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Arthur, Brentwood, Md., Mrs. Joyce Parker; three brothers, Hugh Parker, Gilbert, W. Va.; Clifford Parker, Naomi, W. Va.; Jim Parker, Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Joy Gunno, Whitesville, W. Va.; Mrs. Wanda Gunno, Cleveland, one step-brother, Harold Shortridge, Thurman.
     Funeral services will be announced by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 2, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Parkins, Edward R.

     Edward R. Parkins, 84, of Route 2, Patriot, died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. He retired as a teacher of the Gallia County School in 1962. Born April 14, 1903 in Perry Township in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Lincoln Parkins and Effie Ellen Mossbarger Parkins.
     Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Taylor Parkins; one son, Earl Parkins, Carbon Hills, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. David (Mildred) Harris of Gallipolis, Mrs. Leon (Marinelle) Jeffers of Patriot and Mrs. Bruce (Joan) Buchan of Willowby Hills, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one step grandchildren [sic]. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, one brother and two grandchildren.
     He was a member of Salem Baptist Church; Redmen Lodge; Rodney Grange; Patriot Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; and Retired Teachers Association. A graduate of Rio Grande College in 1925, he taught at Gate School and Cadmus School, Muskingham County Schools. He was song leader at Salem Baptist Church for many years.
     Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. Ronnie Nicholas. Burial follows in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9- p.m. Masonic Services will be conducted Saturday, 8 p.m., by Patriot Masonic Lodge.

Gallipolis paper
Thursday, October 15, 1987
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Parkins, Paul W.

     GALLIPOLIS - Paul W. Parkins, 73, Rt. 4, Oak Hill (Centerpoint), died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past four years.
     Born Feb. 24, 1910, in Perry Township, Gallia County, son of the late Lincoln and Effie Ellen Mossbarger Parkins, he graduated from Cadmus High School in 1928 and attended Rio Grande College for three years. He taught at Boggs School in Perry Township, served in the state fire marshal's office for three years, was a bailiff in Gallia County Common Pleas Court for 12 years, a parole officer in Gallia County Probate Court and a federal investigator.
     A member of Old Bethel Church in Perry Township, he attended Thurman Methodist Church for the past several years. He was a past master of Centerville Masonic Lodge, past patron of Morning Star chapter OES, a member of Gallipolis Elks and Cora grange.
     He married Ruth Stauffer, who survives, on Feb. 25, 1939, at Catlettsburg, Ky. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Kay) Cooper of Jackson; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a brother,
Edward of Rt. 2, Patriot; and a sister, Mrs. Luther (Vera) Shelton of Rt. 2, Patriot.
He was also prededed in death by two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Eddy and Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Centerpoint Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. today.
     Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 8 p.m. today by Centerville Masonic Lodge.
Pallbearers will be Steve Jeffers, Leon Jeffers, Albert Stauffer, Dave Harris, Dick Burcham and Bruce Burcham. Honorary pallbearers will be Orville Jones, Bill Cherrington, Benson Jones, Frank Carpenter, Don Rees and John Richards.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 17, 1983
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Parkins, Theodore L.

Theo Parkins Passes Away This Morning
One of County's Grand Old Men
Funeral at Bethel at 2 [o'clock] Saturday
     Theodore L. Parkins, one of the noblest men that ever lived in Gallia County, died at 7:15 this morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, C. R. & Katherine Kerr, two and a half miles below Rio Grande and in Perry Township.
     Mr. Parkins, was was 83 last Nov. 6, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday afternoon when getting ready to go to the polls to vote. He soon lapsed into unconsciousness and remained in that condition to the end.
     In accord with his custom, he had done some chopping early in the day and gave no sign of illness, except that he complained of headaches at intervals.

Remembered as "Dore"
     Mr. Parkins possessed a keen mind, was a student and devout Christian and had a flair for writing. Under the name of "Dore" he was for many years a contributor to the columns of the old Gallipolis Journal and his articles were read with interest and appreciated. He was a well rounded, useful and exemplary man, respected, admired and loved.
     He was a son of William and Rebecca Wickline Parkins. His death leaves but one of four brothers, who as the Parkins Quartet, will long be gratefully remembered for their singing in many churches of this county and adjoining counties. The survivor of that group is Rev. Frank Parkins of Columbus and there are three living sisters, Mrs. Flora Mossbarger, a neighbor of the Kerrs; Mrs. Anna Love, Washington State and Mrs. Myrtle Stone, Alabama.
     Mr. Parkins is survived by his faithful and devoted helpmate, who was Margaret Sims and the one daughter. Two daughters died in the last 13 months: Mrs. Mary Carter, Chicago, last March and Mrs. Anna Rose, Cincinnati, in April, last year.
     Funeral services will be held at Bethel M.E. Church in Perry Township, of which Mr. Parkins had been a member since childhood, at 2 o'clock Saturday, with Rev. W.L. Stafford in charge. Burial at the same place by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Death Certificate...Theodore Lewis Parkins was born 1853; died May 16, 1936; age 83 years, 6 months and 8 days of age. Father born Greenbrier County, VA and mother born Gallia County]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 14, 1936
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Parkins, William

     Rev. William Parkins was born Oct 20, 1826 and died at his residence in Perry township, Gallia Co. O., on July 22, 1882, of an affection of the lungs and heart disease.
     At the age of sixteen he was converted and united with the M. E. Church, at the "Old Emory Class" now on the Thurman Circuit. From the time of his conversion to that of his death, he was a truly devoted christian; ever desirous of performing whatever duties might be assigned him by the Church. The office of Class-Leader he adorned with true consistency nearly 20 years. Was also most of that time Sunday School Superintendent.
     At the time of his death and for many years before, he was a member of Bethel Class; Patriot Circuit, formerly known as the "Old Slagle Class" of whom but few of the pioneer members remain. The grand effects of Bro Parkins christian counsel and sound doctrinal teaching may be seen in the strong body of young people that constitute a majority of the class, including which is his own family of sterling worth, his four sons following closely his example of true piety and christian usefulness.
     He was for many years a licensed local preacher; he traveled Patriot Circuit one year as a supply, during which time, by his fidelity to duty, and his amiable disposition, he endeared himself in the hearts of all. There is no doubt but frequent exposure in all weather sowed the seeds of a long and painful illness, which for many years deprived him of the privileges of the sanctuary. Notwithstanding that he was always so cheerful and patient, and greatly enjoyed the frequent visits of his many christian friends, oft-times the presence of God was manifest in his chamber, among other things, he highly appreciated was the preaching service at his house, occasionally conducted by the writer.
     His experience was rich, his knowledge of the Scriptures was clear, his mind well stored with doctrinal truth; his ardent love of the Scriptures may be inferred from the fact that he read them through 15 times in 14 years. His family Bible recording the respective dates of ech year when commenced and finished.
Just before death his pain was intense. On the morning before his death he remarked, "I am resting in Jesus by naked faith;" also stating that the nearer he approached the river of death the smaller it became; that there was "nothing to fear," the way was clear. He looked upon death as the close of his protracted illness, and longed to enter the christian's promised rest. On the 22d of July he passed away triumphatly into that land in which there will be no pain.
     On July 23d a large concourse of people followed his remains to their resting place in the grave-yard at Bethel. Rev. A. Wiseman preached an appropriate sermon from Re. 3,21. "To him that overcometh, &c."
     He was a tender husband, a wise and loving father, a citizen of solid principle and sterling worth, a devoted christian and a thorough good Methodist. He was for many years a subscriber to the Journal, and was a strong Republican ever since the organization of that party.
     The bereaved family (consisting of wife and seven children, all of whom are converted and are good christian workers) have the sympathy of a very large circle of friends. As our Brother overcame through faith in Christ, so may we all, is the prayer of the writer.
                                                                                         Wm. Pitchford
Gallipolis Journal
Aug 3, 1882
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Parmley, Margaret [Small]

Obituary

     Mrs. Margaret Parmley, widow of the late George Parmley, who was a well known merchant of the Bladen community died Thursday evening, May 29, 1924, from infirmities due to old age.
     Since the death of her husband, August 23, 1919, she made her home with her nephew, Mr. Homer Small, whom she had reared from the age of thirteen months and who was much devoted to her, especially in her declining days. Mrs. Parmley was the daughter of Richard and Mary Small and was born at Pittsburg, Pa., December 15, 1838.
     At the time of her death she had reached the ripe old age of eighty-five years, five months and fourteen days. She migrated from Pittsburg with her parents at the age of nine years and settled at Sample's Landing, below Bladen, which was then a coal mining center.
     She was the last member of the well known Small family, consisting of thirteen children, four sisters and eight brothers having preceded her in death. Among them were Capt. C. R. Small, W. P. Small, Scott Small, Phineas Small and Mrs. Charles R. Simms, all well remembered by the people of Gallia county.
     Mrs. Parmley and her husband were married on October 3, 1864. To this union was born one daughter, Anna Lorena, who died several years ago, shortly after her marriage to Pole Shiveley. Their union was blest with one son, Ernest Shiveley, now residing at St. Louis, Mo. Besides her grandson and nephew, already mentioned, Mrs. Parmley is survived by a host of friends and relatives.
     Mrs. Parmley united with the Bethel M. E. church, fifty-four years ago and held to that faith until death called her.

Do you mourn when another star
shines out from the glorious sky?
Do you weep when the voice of war,
of rage and of conflict die?
Why then should your tears roll down
or your heart be sorely riven,
For another gem in the Savior's crown,
another soul in Heaven.

     Funeral services were held at the Mount Zion church, in Waugh Bottom Saturday evening, Rev. Sam Lewis officiating, with burial in the church cemetery in charge of F. L. Stevers. The pall bearers were: J. C. Wills, Chauncey Wise, Arthur Craig, Raymond Craig, Leslie Montgomery and Wiliam Montgomery.

Gallipolis paper
May 29, 1924
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Parry, Ann [Richards]

     Our departed sister was born in a little quiet place in the southern part of Wales, named Caleenhyn, in the year of 1837, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richards.
     In the year of 1840 Mr. and Mrs. Richards left the land of their fathers and came to America bringing with them their little daughter, Ann who was but three years of age, and settled in Gallia County, Ohio. Nine years later when but 12 years of age, she became a full member in the church of God at Tyn Rhos, and by becoming a member at that age she proved she was born and brought up in the home of a God fearing people.
     The next nine years she spent loyally and faithfully in fine obedience to her parents. Then we see her at the age of 21 she left for Cincinnati, where she had employment for 15 years. At the end of that time, in the year of 1873 she was united in marriage to Mr. Evan D. Parry and she came back to live in Gallia County.
     She leaves to mourn her loss three children, four sisters Mrs. Thomas Jenkins, Mrs. Catherine Prarie, Mrs. Witham Marshall and Mrs. Ellen Williams all of Columbus, Ohio. Two brothers, David C. Richards, Bidwell, Ohio, Tvan C. Richards, Rio Grande and a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband Mr. Parry preceded in death 12 years ago.
     Funeral Services were held at the house by Rev. R. L. Williams and Rev. Huges of Centerville and burial was at Nebo Cemetery conducted by undertakers Mr. Davis and Mr. Thomas of Centerville.

Gallia Times
December 31, 1925
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


Parry, Evan

Evan Parry Dies
     Evan Parry, who lived with his sister, Mary Elizabeth, and brother, James, atop a high hill, the first house beyond Nebo church, died at 8 o'clock this morning. He had been ill. His twin brother, John, died about six years ago. None of the four ever married. All were respected Welsh citizens, and well-to-do.
     Funeral will be held at Nebo shortly after 1 o'clock Sunday with Davis & Thomas in charge.

[Note: From death certificate father Thomas Parry; mother Elizabeth Evans; date of death June 23, 1939; burial at Nebo CE. Born 1864 (from cemetery marker)]

Newspaper (prob. June 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Evans file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans.                                                              Top of Page


Parry, John

IN MEMORY
     John, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Parry was born near Wales, Ohio, August 1, 1864, and departed this life at his home near Nebo on August 13, 1930, aged 66 years, and 12 days. His father, mother, two brothers and one sister preceded him to the Great Beyond. Father in 1872, mother 1916, Margaret 1864, David 1864, and Thomas 1877. There remains in the home to mourn his loss his twin brother, Evan, brother James and sister Mary Elizabeth, besides a host of relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed in the community and the church and most of all in the home where he lived with his brothers and sister for so many years.
     At an early age he joined the Nebo Congregational church and remained a faithful member until the time of his death. He was very much interested in the upkeep and progress of the church and spent a great deal of his time and energy in caring for the church and the church property. At the time of his death he held the office of church trustee, which he filled in an excellent manner. He was a great lover of music and until his voice failed he was a great help in the song service at the church, and on evenings at home he would entertain the members of the family by singing those good old gospel hymns.
     He lived a peaceful and quiet life and was a great lover of his home and took much pride in making it a better place in which to live. He was always jolly and had a smile and friendly greeting for all. As he lived, so did he die, quietly and peacefully, although he suffered much, not one murmur of complaint passed his lips and he met the end quietly and unafraid.
     John was an excellent workman and what ever he undertook to do he did it well. When a task was begun he spared neither time nor labor until it was properly finished. He was indeed “A workman who needeth not to be ashamed,” but now his last great work on earth is done and he has passed on to hear those welcome plaudits, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Dear brother you have departed
From this home you loved so long,
And we’ll miss your welcome presence
And your laughter and your song.
But we hope we each will met you
Sometime in that by and by,
And again we’ll dwell together
In that mansion in the sky.

[Note: Buried Nebo Cemetery, Perry Twp.]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Parry, Mary E.

Mary E. Parry Of Nebo Passes
     Miss Mary Elizabeth Parry died Saturday at the old Parry home atop the hill near Nebo. Her death leaves but one of the family of seven - James Parry - who cleaved the parental home after the death of the parents.
     Funeral services willl be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nebo church with Rev. Samuel Whilding of Jackson in charge. Burial there by Davis Thomas of Thrian.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 9, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley


Parry, Mary E. [Evans]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Mary Perry [Parry], 82, Patriot Route 2, Cora Centerpoint Rd., died at her home at 9:45 p.m. Friday. She had been seriously ill for the last five months.  Born in Perry Twp., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Rees Evans. Her husband, William E. Perry [Parry], preceded her in death in November, 1937.
     Sue is survived by one son, Thomas Perry [Parry], Athens, one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Anna Louise) Shato, Patriot Route 2, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Perry [Parry] was a member of the Tyn Rhos Church.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. EST Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home by the Rev. Marion T. Williams with burial in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. DST on Sunday.

[Note:  Death records show spelling as Parry - not Perry]

Athens Sunday Messenger
June 6, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Parsons, Dora Keith

Mrs. Parsons, Aged 53, Died Sunday Night
Body Will Be Returned To Old Home Above Spencer For Interment
     Mrs. Dora Keith Parsons, wife of M. D. Parsons, died of pneumonia at 7 o’clock last night at their home in Morgan tp. (Vinton R.D.) She would have been 53 soon, having been born June 23, 1886, near Spencer, W. Va. She was the daughter of S. E. and Mary Carson Keith and her father is still living.
     The husband is a brother of O. D. Parsons. The surviving children are Millard Parsons and Ruby Crawford, Vinton; Wilbur Parsons, Alice; Ruth, Robert, Eulah, Gorden, all at home. Also surviving are a brother and four sisters: Russell Keith, Spencer; Emily Francis, Cincinnati; Nora Groves, Millstone, W. Va.; Tena Keith, Morgantown, and Lelah Ball, Rocksdale, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at Orma, Calhoun county, W. Va., at the Knotts Baptist Church of which she was a member at 1 o’clock Wednesday, Rev. Whitt Stump officiating. Burial there by Butler McCoy. The funeral party will leave for Orma Wednesday morning.
     About eight months ago the Parson family purchased what is known as the Ralph farm in Morgan tp. and near Vinton, hoping a change of climate might benefit Mrs. Parson’s health.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 27, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Parsons, Frances A.

Death of Mrs. A. J. Parsons
     Mrs. Frances A. Parsons, wife of Mr. A. J. Parsons, of this city, died at her home on Vine Street Friday evening at 11:45 of paralysis and in the 58th year of her age. Mrs. Parsons was first taken ill with Pneumonia about six months ago, and when convalescing, a month afterward, was stricken with paralysis. She was taken to her bed at that time, helpless, and never rallied.
     She leaves a husband, and one son, Mr. Charles R. Parsons, foreman of the Bulletin office, to mourn the great loss of a kind and estimable wife and mother. Mrs. Parsons was a consistent member of the M. E. Church for many years, through all of her long and tedious suffering bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude, and with a faithful unfaltering trust in Him that doeth all things well.
     Her funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family residence by Rev. P. A. Baker, the burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery, by Undertaker Wetherholt.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 31, 1893
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Parsons, John W.

Death of John W. Parsons
     John W. Parsons of Bush's Mill, a former steamboatman, who has been an invalid for more than __ years died last Saturday evening of locomoter ataxia, aged 54 years.
     He is survived by his wife, one brother, M. W. Parsons of Chicago and three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Armstrong, Mrs. C. C. Bowyer, and Mrs. Tippett, Pt Pleasant.
     The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist church at the Waugh Bottom by Rev. E. Sheets and the burial followed - - - - place by Wetherholt.

[Note: Tombstone dates are 1856-1910]

Gallipolis paper
1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Parsons, Lena Evelyn [Casey]

Mrs. Parsons Dies Tuesday At Age Of 79
     Mrs. Lena Evelyn Parsons, 79, who resided at 74 Spruce St., died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient there for 10 days.
     She was a native of Henderson, W. Va., and was born on March 24, 1880, one of ten children in the family of the late Madison and Clarice Frost Casey. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Charles E. (Lula) Mayes and Mrs. Nellie Gardner, both of Henderson, W. Va. She attended the old McCausland school at Henderson. She met and married Edward Lee Parsons in 1900 and he preceded her in death in 1917. One son, Edward, was born to that union and the mother lived with him at the Spruce St. address.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. Mrs. Parsons was a member of the Methodist church at Henderson. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Partello, Alvin F.

     Died, in Gallipolis, on Tuesday, the 1st inst., at 2 p.m., Mr. Alvin F. Partello, in the 26th year of his age. In this world, albeit the envy of mankind, one who possesses true worth gains the reputation and the esteem to which he is justly entitled. This was eminently the case with the deceased. He understood his business, and was so esteemed for this that his employers, LeClercq & Co., feel as if it will be difficult if not impossible to supply his place, as superintendent of the weaving department at their factory. He was kind and obliging to those with whom he was associated in business, and they manifested their appreciation of this by closing up their establishment from the time of his death until the day following the interment, by making all the arrangements for and by defraying the expenses of the funeral. He was born in Cazenovia, Madison county, New York, and by his early death leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss, among comparative strangers. W. M.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 10, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Pashley, Dolores

Dolores Pashley
     Dolores Pashley, 77, of 2701 17th St., died Sept. 11 [1973] in a local hospital. Mrs. Pashley was born on Dec. 31, 1897 in Cora, Ohio and has resided in Everett since 1906. She was a graduate of Everett High School with the class of 1916 and was employed by the West Coast Telephone Company until her retirement shortly after the merger with General Telephone Company.
     She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Parmalee O'Brien of Kailua, Hawaii; a sister, Mrs. Myrl Moore of Vallejo, CA; also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     There will be a visitation of friends with Mrs Pashley lying in state in the Gold Room of the Cassidy Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Private interment will be Friday in Evergreen Cemetery [Washington State]. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cassidy Funeral Home.

Everett Daily Herald
Everett Snohomish County, Washington
Sept. 1973
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Pasquale, Julius D.

Julius D. Pasquale
     Julius D. Pasquale, 74, 611 Third Avenue, Gallipolis, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past several years.
     Born Oct. 12, 1908 at Cincinnati, son of the late Emidio and Marie Pasquale, he moved to Gallipolis from Kenova, WV more than 30 years ago and operated Gallia Refrigeration Co from 1960 until 1977 and Pat's Electronics from 1977 until his death. He was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Kenova Masonic Lodge 110 AF&M. He married Margaret Gustin Sheets, who survives, on July 14, 1936 in Russell, KY.
      Also surviving are three sons, Louis M., Thomas E. and John D. all of Gallipolis, one daughters, Mrs. Tom (Sherry) Milstead of Gallipolis and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Three brothers also preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. George Wolffbrandt and Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
     Masonic services by Centerville Masonic Lodge No. 371 will be held in the funeral home 7 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Jim Eutsler, Tony Pasquale, Mike Pasquale, Bryan Pasquale, T.J. Pasquale and Louis Pasquale, Jr. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gallia County Chapter of the Red Cross or the Heart Fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 8, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Patrick, Elmer U.

     Elmer U. (Pat) Patrick, 76, of 622 Third ave., Galipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. He was an employee of Gallipolis Auto Auction for 31 years, where he was known as "Mr. Gallipolis Auto Auction."
     Born May 15, 1911 in Ash County, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Winton C. Patrick and Amanda A. Bougasa Patrick.
     Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Ross Patrick. whom he married Feb. 7, 1960 in North Carolina; children Patty Patrick of Charleston, W.Va., William W. Patrick of Portsmouth, Joan Patrick of Portsmouth, and stepson Steve Lee of Charleston, W.Va.; five grandchildren; seven sisters Bessie Greer of Ash County, North Carolina, Bertie Perry of West Jefferson, N.C., Mertie Roten of Mountain City, Tenn., Ottie Carpenter of Lansing, N.C., Della Maxwell of Mountain City, Tenn., Mae Lackey of Portsmouth, and Opal Davis of Kimblesville, Pa. He was preceded in death by two sisters.
     He was a member of the Car Dealers' Association and was a Kentucky Colonel. He attended First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, where services will be conducted Wednesday, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Rev. Joseph Godwin and Rev. Charles Lusher Officiating. Burial follows in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 12, 1987
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Patrino, Lori M. [Foster]

     Lori Melissa Foster Patrino, 34, Gallipolis, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997 in the Holzer Senior Care Center. Born Aug. 2, 1963 in Point Pleasant, W. Va., daughter of John Foster of Gallipolis, and Charlene Neal Foster of Gallipolis, she was a waitress.
     Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Stephanie of Cincinnati; a son, Bryan of Cincinnati; a brother, William Scott Foster of Gallipolis and a half-brother, Perry Neal of Virginia Beach, Va. There will be no services. Arrangements are by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 21, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Patten, C.C.

     At a regular meeting of Ariel Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F., held December 2d, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:     
Whereas, In the divine Providence of God our well beloved brother C. C. Patten, has been suddenly removed from our midst, by that fell destroyer death, the grand leveller of all human greatness, and as we trust has passed to a higher and better state of being, therefore.
Resolved, That in the sudden demise of our worthy brother, we deeply feel the loss of one who was always kind and gentlemanly in his deportment to all the members of the Lodge, one whose kind heart and genial spirit endeared him to everyone with whom he was acquainted
Resolved, That this Lodge bow with humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well, and hope that in the loss of our well beloved brother, that it is for his eternal gain.
Resolved, That we as a Lodge tender our sincere condolence to the widowed mother, brother, and sisters of the deceased, and trust that the arm of Divine Providence will sustain them in this their hour of affliction
Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be presented to the mother of the deceased and that they also be published in the Journal and Dispatch.
     Charles R. Minturn, L. P. Maguet, Jas. Harper, Committee

The Gallipolis Journal
December 22, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Patterson, Bert

Bert Patterson, Long Ill, Died Last Evening
Funeral Set For 3 Wednesday; Burial At St. Nicholas.
     Countless friends will be saddened to learn of the passing of O. A. Patterson, 72, Clay Twp. Farmer. The end came at 5:48 least evening at Holzer Hospital and was the result of heart trouble and complications. Mr. Patterson - popularly known as Bert or Bertie Patterson - had been in poor health for several years, seriously ill the past year, and hospital patient since July 12.
     His home was about a mile and a half back of Clay Chapel and his address Bladen R. D. 1. But on account of his condition he and wife had lived since last fall with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Saunders, whose home is a short distance above Clay Chapel.
     Decedent was a son of John and Elizabeth Shaw Patterson and was born May 31, 1871. He was the last of his generation of the family. He married Gussie Sibley, a daughter of the late Ad Sibley.
Surviving besides the wife, and daughter are three grandchildren-so dear to their grandfather -Evaline, Betty Sue and James Carl.
     A short service will be conducted at 3 o'clock Wednesday at the Saunders home. Then the body will be conveyed to St. Nicholas for another service with burial there by C. R. Halley. Friends may call at the Saunders home after 6 o'clock this evening to view the features.
     Mr. Patterson was a man of exemplary character and he commanded not only respect and esteem but also the genuine affection of all who knew him well.

[Note: From Tombstone 1943.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 27, 1943
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Patterson, Bertha [Wesley]

     Bertha Patterson, 88, Akron, formerly of Gallia County, died Saturday in Barberton Citizens' Hospital, Barberton. Born Feb. 10, 1898, in Calhoun County, W. Va., daughter of the late John Wesley and Artie Swaggart McCulty, she was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Patterson, on April 23, 1977.
     Surviving are a son, Ernest Bennett of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Arlena Cottrill of Akron, and Willadean Van Natta of Gainesville, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ted McCulty of Gallipolis and Homer McCulty of Columbus.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 24, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Patterson, Daniel D.

Dr. Daniel D. Patterson Dead
     Dr. Daniel D. Patterson passed away at his home at Cadmus Saturday evening at 5 o'clock at the age of 93, following a stroke of paralysis one week ago. He was born in Vermont and came from there to Jackson County when quite young, settling at Cadmus some years later where he practiced medicine up until the past ten years where he was a prominent and energetic citizen and his death is regretted by all who knew him as he was a kind and generous man in all his dealings and was known to all as "Uncle Doc".
     He is survived b his widow Emma Webster Patterson, one daughter, Miss Mildred, who was with him to the last and one brother, Silas.
     The funeral will be conducted at Sandfork Church at 10 a.m. Sunday by Rev. Mr. Brener, with interment at the Sandfork Cemetery by Phillips. The pall bearers are Dr. Joe and Dan Webster, Dr. Tipton, Dr. Eakin and Dr. Shaffer.

[Note: Death Certificate...born May 27, 1823 Canada; died Oct. 28, 1916; aged 92 years 5 months and 1 day. Parents: Daniel Patterson born CT and Jane Fox born MA.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Oct. 30, 1916
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Patterson, Elizabeth [Shaw]
Patterson, John B.

Double Funeral
     Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson, wife of the late John B. Patterson of Clay township, who died on Tuesday of last week, passed away Thursday. A double funeral was held at St. Nicholas Church Sunday, and the services were largely attended by friends and relatives of this worthy aged couple, who were called to the Great Beyond so close together. The interment was made in the church cemetery.

[Note: Dates from stones at St. Nick Cemetery, Clay Township
Elizabeth--1839-1916
John B.--1833-1916]

Gallipolis newspaper
1916
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Patterson, John B

     Uncle John B. Patterson, aged 83, one of the finest old men in the county, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home back of Angola in Clay Tp. His health had been poor for a good while, and there was a change for the worse week ago today. He was confined to his bed from then on. Death was due to Bright's disease. Shortly before the end came, his son O. A. Patterson said "father, isn't there something I can do for you." With a faint smile on his face, the stricken man replied, "No, Bert, there is nothing more to do; and you have certainly done enuf."
     Mrs. Patterson, who is about 78 years old, is near death's door as a sufferer from tuberculosis. Hope for her recovery is no longer entertained. She, of course, is receiving the same tender care and devotion that her husband received from their faithful son and only living child. Mrs. Patterson's maiden name was Elizabeth Shaw.
     Mr. Patterson was a man of great strength, equal perhaps to two men in some kinds of farm work, and of exemplary habits and fine character. He was a member of the Disciple Church and of the Masonic lodge at Eureka. He was born and had spent his whole life in Clay Tp. The late Ira Patterson of Garfield Ave. was a son, and another son James died when about two years old.
     The funeral services were held at St. Nicholas at 12 o'clock today (Thursday,) Rev. Henry Devore of Vinton officiating. Burial by J. W. Stevers under the auspices of the Masons.

[Date from death record. Born 4 April 1833 Died 22 February 1916]

Gallipolis paper
February 22, 1916
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                          Top of Page


Patterson, Emma [Webster]

Mrs. Patterson Dies At 8 A.M.
Rites 2 [O'clock] Monday
     Mrs. Emma Patterson, aged 77, whose illness was known to be hopeless, died at 8 o'clock this morning at her Cadmus home. She was the widow of Dr. Daniel Patterson, who died 25 years ago.
     For months, Mrs Patterson had suffered from a malignant stomach ailment. Living with her was her only daughter and only child, Mrs. Mildred Carter. Also surviving are five grandchildren and these three brothers, all successful and prominent citizens: Dr. J.S. Webster of near Eureka; Dr. Daniel Webster of Ironton and Noah Webster of Walnut.
     Mrs. Patterson was a native and lifelong resident of that township and she was a daughter of Jacob and Betheliza Stewart Webster.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday at the Sandfork Baptist Church; of which decedent was a member. Interment at same place by W. W. Phillips.

[Note: Death Certificate...Emily Patterson born March 15, 1864; died Dec. 27, 1941; aged 77 years, 9 months and 12 days. Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach.]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec., 1941
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Patterson, Lillie

Lillie Patterson Dies Suddenly
    Mrs. Lillie Augusta Patterson, mother of Mrs. Clyde Saunders, died suddenly at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday following a coronary attack about 30 minutes before. She was 76 years of age and had made her home with her daughter for the past two years. Her health had been failing for about three years.
     Born Aug. 23, 1877, at Racine, she was the daughter of the late Adam E. and Mary Eva Chambers Sibley and came to Chambersburg 70 years ago when her family moved there to reside in the old Sibley homestead.
     Decedent married Otis Alburtus Patterson on Dec. 26, 1900, at Eureka in her home and afterward lived in the Patterson home about two miles back of Clay Chapel until she came to make her home with her daughter. He husband died July 26, 1943. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
     Surviving besides the only daughter, Marjorie Catherine, are three grandchildren, Elma Evelyn Smith, Betty Sue Jeffers, and James Carl Saunders; four great grandchildren, Bryce and Mark Smith and Becky and Pam Saunders. Three brothers, Carl Sibley, Alameda, Calif., Lynn Sibley, San Francisco, and Will Sibley, Apple Grove, W. Va., also survive. Three others, Bert, Dell, and Lawrence, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the D. J. Waugh Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a. m. with burial following in St. Nicholas cemetery.
     The body will be at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
1953
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                             Top of Page


Patterson, Roxie

     CROWN CITY - Mrs. Roxie Jane Patterson, 83, wife of Romoli Patterson, Rt. 1, Crown City, died at her home at 12:05 a.m. Saturday following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Z. Taylor and America Clark Cornell.
     Mrs. Patterson is survived by her husband and these children: Frank Patterson, Opal Swindler, both of Crown City; Mrs. Maude Hauldren, Gallipolis; Mrs. Belle Williams, Wadsworth, Ohio; and Mrs. Edna Netter,
Scottown, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
     Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Victory Baptist Church where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ben Pinson will officiate. Burial will be in the Victory Cemetery. Friends may call at the F.L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville after 3 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Patterson's grandsons: John and Glen Hauldren, Norman and Jim Swindler, Tat and Gary Patterson.

The Daily Sentinel
February 4, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Patterson, Samuel

Sam Patterson Dies,
Rites Friday
     Samuel Patterson, 88, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home at Athalia. Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Church of Christ in this county. Internment by Hall of Proctorville. Decedent is survived by a sister and two brothers; Mrs. Carrie Broyles of Columbus, W.H. Patterson of Toledo and J.H. Patterson of Athalia.

[Note: stone..1857-1946. Death Certificate born: Feb. 20, 1857 Gallia County, Ohio; died Jan 29, 1946 Athalia, Lawrence County, Ohio; 88 years 11 months and 9 days of age. Wife Elizabeth Gillingham.... Parents: Robert J. Patterson and Sarah A. Welling. Burial: St. Nicholas Cemetery, Gallia County]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Patterson, Silas F.

Silas Patterson Dead
     Silas F. Patterson was born in Slanstead, Canada, Aug. 12, 1832 and died at his late home in Cadmus, Dec. 14, 1922; aged 90 years 4 months and 22 days.
     On July 10, 1853, he married Amanda M. Miller, who passed into the next world Dec. 3, 1878. To this union were born six children: David F and Mary E, both died in infancy. Four children survive him, Daniel O. of Cadmus, Charlie E. of Waterloo, Jane Bell McGiffin of Wood County and Roxena P. Boldman of Seattle, WA. He was the last of a family of nine children, five brothers, Petus, Ephriam, Daniel, Moody and Winthrop and three sisters, Olive French, Mary Jane Phillips and Roxena Craig having preceded him in death.
     The deceased was the oldest member of the Sandfork Baptist Church, having united with it in the spring of 1857. He loved his church and his Bible. The one he served, the other he studied.
     Besides the four children mentioned, he leaves seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of friends and acquaintances.
     Interment was made in the Sandfork Cemetery, Rev. H.L. Bethel of Rio Grande officiating and William Phillips serving as undertaker.

[Note: Death Certificate...Father, Daniel Patterson (born MA) and mother, Jane Fox (born NH). It lists a wife Lavina.]

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


Patton, Wm. K., Dr.

     Dr. Wm. K. Patton and Barbara A. Boston were married in Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 9, 1840. Mr. Patton was born in Quesbec, Canada, in 1816, and settled in this county in 1853. His wife was born in Sunfish, O., Oct. 2d, 1823, and died July 27, 1878. She was the mother of the following children: Catherine L.L., born June 4, 1841, resides in this Tp.; Mary Jane, June 13, 1844, died Nov. 16, 1848; Elizabeth, Oct. 5, 1846, died Nov. 27, 1848. The parents of Mr. Patton were Jno. H. and Elizabeth (Wilson) Patton. His father was born in 1789, and died Jan'y 7, 1834. He was a teacher by occupation. Mr. Patton's mother was born in 1797, and died Aug. 20, 1850; they both died in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs. Patton's parents were Jacob and Catherine (Risher) Boston. Her father was born in 1788, and died March 12, 1857. Her mother was born March 12, 1786, and died Feb. 11, 1869. Mr. Patton was a physician residing in Mercerville, Ohio. Died April 17, 1889, aged 73 years at time of burial.

Gallipolis Journal
May 1, 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Pauley, A. J.

Former Cook at O.H.E. Died Following Operation
     A. J. Pauley, for seventeen years a cook at the O.H. E., and for the past two or three years holding a life job at the Lancaster Boys Industrial School, is dead in Columbus following an operation for appendicitis, at the age of 45. He leaves a widow and one daughter. The remains will be brought to Gallipolis Thursday and will be buried at Mound Hill Friday after services at the Baptist Church by the Rev. Mr. Newton at 10 o'clock.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug 30, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Pauley, Arthur

     Arthur J. Pauley, for seventeen years a cook at the O.H.E., died last Wednesday in Grant Hospital in Columbus from shock following an operation for appendicitis. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in this city Friday morning by Rev. J.O. Newton, the interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Knights of Pythias.
     Mr. Pauley was aged 45years. He was a son of Dr. Wm. Pauley, a former well known veterinarian. He had been twice married, first to Miss Lillie Smeltzer, daughter of the late Lewis Smeltzer. She died in 1913,
leaving a daughter Ruth, now 12 years of age. In 1915 Mr. Pauley married Miss Nora Haskins, daughter of the late Henry Haskins of Crown City, who survives him.

Gallia Times
Sept. 6, 1916
Transcribed by Danielle Frogale-Dorso


Pauley, Lillie F.

Good Wooman Dies
Mrs. Arthur Pauley Passed Away Thursday Night
     Mrs. Lillie F. Pauley, wife of Mr. Arthur J. Pauley of 553 4th avenue departed this life at about 30 minutes past midnight, Thursday night. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. J. Otto Newton of the First Baptist Church, the interment by Hayward following at Mound Hill cemetery. The pallbearers selected for the occasion are Messrs. Alfred W. Davis, J. T. Soden, Warren Miller, Morris McConnell, Loren Stone and Will A. Thomas.
     Mrs. Pauley had been ill for only ten or eleven days, but it was a struggle with meningitis, complicated with pneumonia and in the prime of life, 40 years of age, she succumbed to her fate and her pure spirit took flight for the eternal city where death and sorrow enter not in.
     Mrs. Pauley was a good woman, a devout Christian lady, a member of the Baptist Church for twenty-five years or more, and an active working member, as long as her health permitted her to be. She was of kindly heart and pleasing ways that brought many admiring friends to her side, and never was friendship better exemplified than during her illness, when all who knew her sought to do her kindness, and for which the survivors of her family feel especially grateful. She suffered intensely and feeling that her sufferings could not be permanently alleviated, she was ready and willing to pass into perfect peace and rest, and was fully conscious of her condition up to last Sunday.
     She was the daughter of Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Mariah Smeltzer. Her mother died 25 years ago and her father made his home with her. She was united in marriage with Mr. Pauley March 31, 1897, and she leaves a daughter, Ruth, a sweet little girl of nine years, at a time when a mother is most needed. She and a desolate husband, sorrowing father, affectionate sister, Mrs. William Belcher, and brothers James and Peter of this city and Amos of Pittsburg, but here at the funeral services, are left to mourn a relative that was near and dear and with whom they had no fault, and of countless friends, whose heads are bowed in grief at their loss. All will have the sympathy of the community, and the whole community feels the loss of so good a woman. Mrs. Teresa Pauley, of Cincinnati, mother of Mr. Pauley and his brother, Mr. Frank Pauley of Columbus, are among those in attendance upon the funeral services from out of town.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday October 10, 1913
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltzer                                                                 Top of Page


Pauley, W. J.

W. J. Pauley Dead
     W. J. Pauley died at his home in Charleston, W. Va. Saturday, March 23, 1912, aged 71 years. He was a veterinary surgeon and was a resident of Gallipolis for many years. He was the father of Arthur Pauley of this city and leaves a wife and eight children,.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 4, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Paulin, Milt

Milt Paulin, Kyger Native Dies of Burns
Cigar Ignites Bathrobe
Burial In Columbus Cemetery On Wednesday
     Milton H. Paulin, born and reared near Kyger, died of burns early Sunday in White Cross hospital, Columbus. Saturday night his bathrobe had caught fire, apparently from a lighted cigar, as he dozed in a chair in his third-floor room at the Parkview Hotel on W. Goodale st., in that city. Paulin, a retired steel worker, was 84 years old. He had lived at that hotel for 20 years.
     His body was taken to the Glenn L. Myers chapel, where the funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The body will be placed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery mausoleum, says the State Journal.

Extinguisher Used
     His cries were heard by a hotel engineer, John Natrop, who summoned Night Clerk Paul S. Atkinson. Atkinson used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Paulin was taken to the hospital in a police ambulance. Firemen called to the hotel estimated damage to the room unofficially at $15. A daughter, Mrs. Minnie King of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, who was called to Columbus a week ago when her father was ill, was absent from the hotel when the fire occurred.
     Paulin is survived also by a brother, C. A. Paulin of 226 E. Patterson ave., and a nephew, Ray A. Paulin of 2029 Cambridge Blvd., and three grandchildren.
     Paulin was a former construction superintendent of the U. S. Steel Co. He retired in 1914. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows and Columbus Lodge of Elks.
     Hollis C. Johnston and others here are of the opinion that Milton was the oldest of the stalwart sons of Solomon Paulin, whose home was nearly two miles from Kyger on the hill marking the divide between Jesse and Kyger creeks and Leading creek. The surviving brother, Charles, was the youngest of the family. The late William Paulin of Addison was another brother.

No paper or date.
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                  Top of Page


Paxson, Charles

     Charles (Cowboy) Paxson, 72, a resident of The Gallia Hotel, died Saturday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. A sign painter, Mr. Paxson was born on Oct. 31, 1912 in Virginia and came to Gallia County in 1956.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home For Funerals with Rev. J.D. Finnicun officiating. Burial will be in the Centenery Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 11, 1985
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Payne, Charles

Charles Payne Dies at Home Above Northup
Survived by Invalid Wife-Funeral Services Will Be Held at Centenary at 2 Tuesday
     Charles Payne, well-known Green tp. farmer, died around midnight Saturday at his home about a mile up Raccoon from Northup. He had been seriously ill less than two weeks but in rather poor health for a long time.
     Payne was a familiar figure on the streets of Gallipolis and he had a host of acquaintances who will be sorry to hear of his passing. Death was believed to be due to a tubercular condition. He was 69 years old.
A sad feature about his death is that his wife, who has been an invalid as the result of falling and breaking her hip several years ago, is left alone. They had no children. Mrs. Payne was Mollie Rader before her marriage.
     Mr. Payne is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Matthew Payne, Garfield avenue; George, London, Ohio; Mrs. Abbie Rader, Lancaster, and Mrs. Ella Lynch, Columbus- they are children of the late Matthew Payne.
     Funeral services will be held at Centenary at 2 o'clock Tuesday, under the auspices of the American Mechanics. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 29, 1934
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Payne, Frances

Mrs. Payne Is Called By Death In Steubenville
     Mrs. Frances Payne, 50, a former resident of Gallipolis, who resided at 107 Langley Ave., Steubenville, died in Ohio Valley hospital at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, following a lengthy illness.
     Mrs. Payne was born in Gulinova, Italy May 17, 1912, daughter of Mrs. Grace Marchino Lupidi, who survives and the late Joseph Lupidi. Her marriage was to Raymond A. Payne, a native of Gallipolis, who survives, along with two sons, Gary Lee Payne of Canton and A-3C Raymond J. Payne of Westover Air Force Base, in Massachusetts. There are three grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother who survive are Mrs. Olen (Adelia) Roberts of Oak Hill, Mrs. John (Jean) Vankirk and Albert Lupidi, both of Columbus.
     The Payne family lived in Gallipolis until 13 years ago when they moved to Steubenville. Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the McClave Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vinton Memorial Park. Pastor Carl B. Reichert will officiate. Friends may call at the McClave Funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Payne, George

     On the 15th inst., George, son of James and Frances Payne, aged 3 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 17, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Payne, Ina May

Payne Rites Wednesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ina May Payne, 71, who died in Holzer hospital Sunday evening will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Payne, Margaret [Fillinger Cox]

     Mrs. Margaret Payne, of Gallipolis township, living near town with her son James Cox and 94 years old, died (Friday) morning at 6 o’clock. She was the widow of a soldier of the late war and was a fine old lady. Her funeral services will be Friday afternoon and buried at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. Her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Esken, of Catlettsburg, is here in attendance. Mr. James W. Gardner has attended to her business for the last five years.

[Note: b. March 1, 1800 and d. May 11, 1894.  The 1850 census record for Reuben & Margaret Cox of Putnam, VA, has records for Sarah age 13 and James M. age 11. The Ohio death certificate of James Marion Cox (May 9, 1839 – August 11, 1921) shows parents of Reuben Cox and Margaret Fillinger. The GCGS Centenary cemetery record for James Marion Cox shows those same birth and death dates.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday May 16, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Payne, Nora [Barton]

Former Resident’s Rites Here Thursday P. M.
    
Mrs. Nora Barton Payne, who was a former resident of Gallipolis, died last night at her home in East Liverpool according to information received here by Fred J. Entsminger.
     The body will be brought here Thursday and funeral services will be held at the Entsminger Funeral Home at 1:30 in the afternoon. Burial will be in the Barton lot in Pine street cemetery.
     Mrs. Payne was the daughter of the late Thomas Barton, in his day a well known river mate. Her mother is still living, but details are lacking as to the other members of the family who survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 14, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Payne, Willie

     Died, in Gallipolis, August 18th, Willie, son of James H. and Lucinda P. Payne; aged 7 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 8, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Pearce, Enos

     DROWNED - Enos Pearce, a youth of eighteen or nineteen, was drowned off the steamer Messenger No. 2, at Beaver Point, on Thursday night last. The deceased, with a young comrade, had shipped on the Messenger at Coalport, was from Morgan township, Gallia county. The yawl being ordered out, Pearce, who was sleeping the deck room arose but partially awake, and walked overboard, at the stern of the steamer. The yawl was immediately lowered, and every effort made to rescue him, but he had disappeared. Meigs Co. Telegraph

The Gallipolis Journal
February 26, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page


Pearson, Shirley Louise

     Shirley Louise Pearson, wife of Lewis Pearson, and daughter of Mrs. Charles E. Broyles, died at her home in this city Sunday morning. She was a fine young lady 25 years of age, and had been ill for some months. Besides her husband and mother, she leaves a brother, Mr. Harry Broyles of Akron. The funeral Services were Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Robert Pierce, the interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Date of death: 10 July 1921; no tombstone]

Gallipolis newspaper
July 1921
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Peck, Zelma M.

     Zelma Margaret Peck, 48, Rt. 1, Ewington, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Scenic Hills Nursing Center.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Polly Throne of Ewington; two sons, Rosco of Port Clinton and Robin; a daughter, Violet Peck; three brothers, Jack and William both of Ewington, and Tony of Dayton; and two sisters, Virginia Chaffin of Logan, W. Va. and Marie Beasley of Pamona, Calif. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Thomas Rhodes officiating. Burial will be at Brush Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: From cemetery records b. 2/19/1935 d. 2/11/1984]

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Penn, Helen Foster

Mrs. Penn, 45, Claimed

     Mrs. Helen Foster Penn, 45, related in this county, died at her home, 219 Center Street, Princeton WV at 11:00 p.m. Friday. She had been in failing health for several months.
     Mrs. Penn was born on 30 December 1915 in Huntington to the late William H. and Emma Sawin [Swain] Foster. Her marriage to Dr. Frank Penn took place at Pearlsburg VA on 13 December 1938, and he died several years ago. She is survived by two sons, Frank II and Terry at home.    
     Mrs. Penn was a member of the Princeton Methodist Church. Gallia County relatives are two aunts and an uncle, Mrs. Ella Houck and Mrs. Edith Notter, both of Rt. 1, Crown City, and John Foster of Crown City. The late Dr. N. Howard Foster and Hobart L. Foster were uncles.
     Services will be held at the Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home

[Note: The sons mentioned were Frank's sons from a previous marriage.]

The Gallia Times
Saturday, 6 May 1961, p. 1
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page


Pennington, Benjamin

     GALLIPOLIS - Benjamin H. (Benie) Pennington, Jr., 71, Rt., 1, Jefferson, N.C., formerly of Rt. 2, Patriot, died Friday morning at his daughter's residence. Born March 7, 1912, at Salt Rock, W. Va., son of the late Benjamin and Azinna Morrison Penington, he was a World War II veteran and former Gallipolis police officer.
     Surviving are his wife, Viola Lambert Pennington, a daughter, Mrs. Benita Gail Petrie of Jefferson, a half-sister, Mrs. Peggy Crittendon of Logan, W. Va.; and two half-brothers, Clifford Penning and Joe Pennington, both of Logan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tueday in McDaniel Crossroads Church.  
     Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, near Gage. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Monday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4464.

[Note: Died Aug 19, 1983]

Gallipolis paper
1983
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Pennington, Jason Ray

Infant Pennington
     The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Tammy Harrison) Pennington, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died shortly after birth Friday morning in Holzer Medical Center. Surviving besides the parents are: a sister, Alisha Pennington; grandparents: Wayne and Linda Harrison, and Ray and Evelyn Pennington, all of Gallipolis. One great grandfather, Burl Burnheimer, Gallipolis, survives. Great-grandmothers surviving are: Mrs. Effie Pennington, Gallipolis; Mrs. Marie McGlothlin, Bidwell, and Mrs. Minnie Harrison, Gallipolis. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Street Cemetery with Rev. James Patterson officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 19, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Peppers, William J.

William J Peppers
     William J. (Red) Peppers, 66, 2197 Lisa Drive, Columbus, died Tuesday at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He retired from Columbus City Sanitation Department in 1987. Born April 23, 1922 in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Lyman and Elizabeth Scott Peppers.
     Surviving are his wife, Channie Wood Peppers, whom he married June 2, 1971 in Chicago. Also surviving are step-children, Christine Rooker, William Coleman, Alphonso Coleman, all of Columbus, and Richard Coleman of Compton, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Johnson of Cincinnati, Margaret Annette Johnson of Gallipolis; a brother, Eddie Peppers of Fostoria, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lyman Peppers Jr.
     He was member of Paint Creek Baptist Church, and was a World War II veteran. Graveside services will be conducted at Pine Street Cemetery, 1 p.m., Sunday, the Rev. Grover G. Turner officiating. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

[Note: According to Ancestry.com Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, he died February 7, 1989.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
About February 7, 1989
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Perdue, Emma

     Miss Emma Perdue, daughter of Mrs. Anderson Perdue, living near Rio Grande, was fatally burned Friday of last week. She was making peach butter, and had drawn some fire from under the kettle, from which her clothes ignited, and before the blaze could be extinguished she was burned in a frightful manner.
Dr. Wynne was summoned, but she was past medical aid. She suffered untold agony until 10 o’clock Sunday morning, when death ended her suffering. Deceased was a highly respected young lady, and the surviving relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Funeral services occurred Monday. Interment at Old Pine Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, September 5, 1896

Horrible Death Of a Young Lady, Aged Eighteen
     Miss Emma Perdue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Perdue, living about one mile southwest of here, met with an untimely death. On Friday afternoon, August 28, while the family were making peach-butter in the yard near the house, Emma and her younger sister being near the kettle it was discovered that her skirt was in a blaze. She tried to extinguish it, but failing she ran around the house to where her mother was. By this time her clothing was almost entirely burned. Her mother succeeded in extinguishing the flames, but not until Emma was frightfully burned. Dr. Wynne was called immediately, and did all that medical aid could do to alleviate her sufferings. She lingered until Sunday morning at 10 o’clock when she died.
     She realized from the first that death was her only remedy, and she bore her sufferings, which were intense, with extreme patience. Deceased was a quiet, modest and inoffensive lady, loved by all her companions. She possessed many traits of character worthy of limitation. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of the community in general in their sad hour of bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Perdue, Mary A. [Harbor]

IN MEMORY
     Mrs. Mary A. Perdue, daughter of Madison and Mary Harbor of Cora, was born Jan. 3, 1842, and died at her home near Rio Grande on March 21, 1917, aged 75 years, 2 months and 17 days. She leaves to mourn their loss three sons and one daughter, three step-sons and one step-daughter, one brother and one sister.  Her husband, Anderson Perdue, died about 25 years ago.  Four daughters and two step-daughters have also preceeded [sic] her to the Great Beyond.
     She united with the church at an early age and lived a devoted Christian to the end.  Mrs. Perdue had been in poor health for many years, but was tenderly cared for by her son Clayborne and her daughter Lizzie, both at home.  She was a helpful woman in the neighborhood, devoted to her home and family, and the news of her sudden passing has brought sorrow to her many friends and relatives. She will be missed by her neighbors and friends for she was respected by all of them, but she will be missed most of all by those who were with her in time of sorrow, but God knows best, His will be done, not ours.

[Note: Buried in Old Pine Cemetery, Raccoon Twp.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, May 02, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Perkins, Cynthia

Mrs. Cynthia Perkins Died at Vinton Home
     Mrs. Cynthia Perkins, 68, widow of the late S. L. Perkins, died at her home in Vinton, Wednesday night. She had been ill a good while. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday probably at the Methodist Church in Vinton. Burial at Mt. Tabor. Mrs. Perkins, a native of Raccoon township, was a lifelong resident of the county and was a sister of J. W. Vaughn of Bidwell.

[Note: 10/1/1863 - 1/6/1932 d/o Jacob and Julia Fowler Vaughn per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 7, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Perkins, Emma [Craig]

     PERKINS - On Wednesday, Sept 24th, 1884, at her late residence near Keystone Furnace, Jackson county, Ohio, Mrs. Emma Craig Perkins, wife of Mr. S. L. Perkins, and daughter of Mr. James Craig, aged 30 years, less 3 months and 0 days.
     Amiability and meekness were characteristics of her life. She died respected by all acquaintances, and we trust, loving God. More than ten years ago she professed faith in Christ Jesus, her Savior, and confessed him before the world. This confession she maintained until death, and her dying prayer attested its genuineness.
Friends, all shed tears of affection, but weep not as those who have no hope. Shall we all meet her at the resurrection of the just? Earth is losing it attractions; a loved one is gone; heaven is gaining, a loved one is there.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, October 9, 1884
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Perkins, Leroy

Death of Leroy Perkins
     Mr. Leroy Perkins died at Yellowtown Friday night, July 26, 1907, after a long illness of tumor of the liver. He was a native of Harrison township and had lived all his life in this county. His wife was formerly Miss Ella Porter, daughter of the late Hibbard Porter, and she with two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Thierry and Mrs. Francis Porter survive him. He also leaves his aged parents and grandmother.
     He was an honorable gentleman, a kind and indulgent father and a good neighbor and citizen and left a host of friends to mourn his death.
     The funeral was held at Macedonia Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Massie and the attendance was very large. Interment at same place by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 2, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Perkins, Stephen L.

     The funeral of Mr. Stephen L. Perkins was held Sunday p.m. at 2 o’clock at his home here in Vinton. Mr. Perkins had been ill for sometime and his passing came as an end to a long siege of suffering.
     During his early life, he was one of Vinton’s most prominent citizens having been for many years in the hardware business. He leaves his aged and invalid wife to mourn his loss. The end came to him after he had far surpassed his 3 score years and ten, and by his going he leaves a host of friends to miss him.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Blair of Jackson County, the music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Edna Porter, Soprano; Mrs. Ruth Quickle, Alto; Rev. David Williams, Tenor and Mr. Will Gray, Baritone. Interment was made at Mt. Tabor cemetery, Undertaker H. K. Butler in charge.

[According to Tombstone: 1855 - March 29, 1929]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
“News From Vinton Village”
Thursday, April 4, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Perkins, Thomas Jefferson

T. J. Perkins Dies Suddenly
     Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Perkins, 70, who was found lying dead in a barn at his home atop the Brothers Hill near this city Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at Ohio Chapel by Rev. Wade Radford of Pleasantville, former pastor there, with interment in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Body of Mr. Perkins was found by his wife, Mrs. Myrtie Jones Perkins , who became alarmed over his prolonged absence from their home.  He had suffered a heart attack while during the evening chores.
     A native of Harrison Township, Perkins was the son of the late John and Caroline Perkins.  He and Mrs. Perkins was married April 23, 1902 and they became the parents of Marjorie, wife of Charles Bane, Merrill Perkins of the State Highway Department; Kathleen,wife of John Evans and Kenneth, at home.  He was quite active in neighborhood affairs, was a former teacher and member of Eureka Masonic Lodge.

[Note: stone - 1867-1937.  Death Certificate: Born: Aug. 19, 1867; died Sept. 20, 1937...70 years 1 month and 1 day of age.  Parents: John Perkins and Caroline Rhodearmous]

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


Perry, Carolyn S.

     Carolyn S. Perry, 28, Chauncey, formerly of Vinton, died Sunday in Athens. Born in Gallipolis, daughter of James L. and Betty Crouse Davis of Rt. 2, Vinton, she was a 1976 graduate of North Gallia High School.
     Surviving are two daughters, Cathy and Misty, both at home; a son Brian, at home; a brother, Ronald Davis of Vinton and grandparents, Mrs. Martha Crouse of Gallipolis and Paul W. Davis of Bidwell.
     Private services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial will be in McDougal Cemetery, Athens County. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to favorite charities.

[Note: Born Oct. 27, 1957; died Aug. 17, 1986]

Galliplis Daily Tribune
Aug 19, 1986 Pg. 3
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Perry, Laura May [Neville]

Kanauga Resident Dies After Operation; Funeral Thursday
    
Mrs. Laura May Neville Perry, 36, wife of Jesse Perry, of Kanauga, died Tuesday morning at 4:30 in a Marietta hospital following a major operation. She had been a patient in the hospital a week.
     Mrs. Perry was born April 22, 1900, in Mason county and is a daughter of William Neville and the late Mrs. Neville. For the past few years, she had lived at Kanauga.
     She is survived by her husband, father and one son, William. Four brothers and sisters also survive. They include: Mrs. Ruth Wright, of Hogsett; John, Charles, Phillip and Grover Neville, Mrs. Alice Terry, Mrs. Edith Barnett and Mrs. Helen Roush, all of Pt. Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Northern Methodist church in Pt. Pleasant and burial will be there also.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 26, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Perry, Lemuel

     Another of our old citizens, Lemuel Perry, Esq., Prosecuting Attorney of this county, died at his home in this city, Saturday evening, November 17. Mr. Perry made one of the most effective and faithful Prosecuting Attorneys the county has ever elected to that office. Within the last two years he has sent twenty-eight evil-doers to the penitentiary. Mr. Perry was born in Vermont, and was about sixty-five years of age. He makes the third county official , and fourth attorney at this bar, who has died within a year.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp.]

Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Nov. 20, 1877, pg.3 in a section called State and Suburban News, under "Gallipolis".
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely


Perry, Vernie H.

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Vernie H. Perry, 37, of 627 Third Ave., died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient one day. Mrs. Perry had been ill for one week. Born Dec. 8, 1929, at Dolly, W. Va., she was a daughter of M. B. and Brook Martin Hunter, both of whom survive, and reside on Rt. 2 Cheshire. On July 27, 1949, she was married to Ted B. Perry, Jr. and he survives. Mr. and Mrs. Perry came to Gallipolis 13 years ago from Logan, W. Va. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Survivors also include three children, Nine Lee Perry, Stanley and Jimmy Perry, at home; six sisters, Mrs. Pearl Sutphin, Rt. 2 Cheshire; Mrs. Goldie Mansberger, Columbus; Mrs. Edna Freeman, Chapmansville, W. Va.; Mrs. June Stowers, Peck’s Mill, W. Va.; Miss Roberta Hunter, Columbus; and Miss Wilma Lee Hunter, Rt. 2 Cheshire; and three brothers, Bernard Hunter, Rt. 1 Gallipolis; and Roger and Dallas, Rt. 2 Cheshire.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Joseph C. Chapman. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 21, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Persinger, Labena (Lovenia)

Mrs. Persinger Dies In Ft. Worth, Texas
     Mrs. Labena Persinger, widow of Bayless Persinger, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Epperson, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Word that she had suffered a stroke of apoplexy was received Friday by her sister, Miss Virginia Myers, and this morning a message came announcing her death. The body will be brought back to Gallipolis for burial, but funeral arrangements are not completed.
     Mrs. Persinger, who was past 80, was born and reared here, a daughter of the late Capt. James Myers. Her husband was widely known as a baker and steamboat steward and for years conducted a bakery on the site of the post office building. Her death leaves Miss V. E. Myers as the last survivor of the Capt. Myers family.
     The decedent is survived by, besides Mrs. Epperson, who was the youngest daughter, another daughter, Mrs. Miller Pendleton, of Galveston, Texas, and a son, Shirley, of Macon, Ga.
     After the death of her husband, Mrs. Persinger assisted Miss Myers in the coal business but she left Gallipolis 20 or more years ago. All other members of the family left some years prior to her departure.

[Note: buried at Mound Hill cemetery in Gallipolis township].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
Saturday, January 23, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Persinger, Maude

Maude Persinger
     Maude F. Persinger, W. Chickamauga Park Road, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness. Born March 23, 1908, Clay Township, she was a daughter of Wiley and Sarah Frances (Hill) Angel.
     She was a long time resident of Gallia County, a member of home Council and a 4-H leader for more than 20 years. She attended the First Baptist Church in her early years. She married Lewis (Shag) Persinger on Aug. 28, 1925 in Huntington. He preceded her in death in March 1968.
     Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Hugh (Eleanor) Setterfield, Centerville; Mrs. E.G. (Dorothy) Parsons, Chillicothe; Mrs. C.S. (Jean) Stottlemyer, Wabash, IN; Mrs. Adelbert (Janis) Young, Lake Luzerna, NY and Mrs. Roy (Julia) Mullins, Gallipolis; one son Master Sgt. Lewis David Persinger, Martinez, GA; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     A daughter, Mrs. Lucy Hinkle, preceded her in death in 1970. Seven brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
     Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m at the Pine Street Cemetery. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate. Burial will be at the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Charles Setterfield, Lewis E. Persinger, Dennis Eugene Layne, William Hinkle III, Terry Fisher and David Clark.

Gallipolis Paper
No date---died Dec. 1983
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Pestalitz, Louise  [Clark]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Louise Pestalitz, 57, former Gallia County resident, died Monday morning in Ashland, following six month illness. Born in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Eva Carter Clark.
     She is survived by a son, William Clark, of Atlanta, Ga., two daughters, Mrs. Vernagene Briggs, Ashland, and Mrs. Anita Lott, Wellston; two brothers, Charles Clark, Columbus, and Carter Clark, Gallipolis; a sister, Mrs. Audry Frownfeller, Temple City, Calif.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil, George and Jack Clark.
     Services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Monday, September 29, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Peters, Clarence

     Clarence C. Peters, 90, a resident of Cheshire, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday in Veterans Memorial Hospital, Pomeroy. He had been in failing health the past six years and hospitalized the past three weeks.
During the past five years, he had made his home with a daughter and son-in-law, Scotty and Lorene Lucas, Cheshire.
     He was born May 9, 1888, in Lecta (Lawrence County, Mason Twp.) son of the late Jeptha and Ortensay Higgins Peters. He married Goldie Swisher on Jan. 1, 1911, at Little Kyger. She preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 1970. Mr. Peters was an employee of the New York Central Railroad at Hobson having retired in 1956 after 34 years service.
     He is survived by three sons and five daughters; Vaughan, Columbus; Mrs. Isis Scott, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Earl, Las Vegas, Nevada; Mrs. Georgia Garrison, Akron; Mrs. Bernice Will, Whittier, Calif.; Archie, Elk Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Christine Dudding, Nitro, W. Va., and Mrs. Lorene Lucas, Cheshire. Seventeen grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren survive.
     Five brothers and four sisters survive; Marcus, Lester and Stacy, all of Springfield; Stanley, Mutual, Ohio; Rev. Erman Peters, Florida; Mrs. Ercel (Esta) Niday, New Carlisle, Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Myers, South Charleston, Ohio; Mrs. Roy (Lottie) Hughel, Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Lucy Gardner, Urbana. Two brothers, Willie and Curtis, preceded him in death.
     Mr. Peters joined Okey Chapel Church near Lecta at age 18. He moved to Cheshire in 1920, and became a member of the Cheshire Baptist Church. He has served as church superintendent, teacher and trustee of the Cheshire Baptist Church, and owned an honorary lifetime deacon membership.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheshire Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Holley and Rev. William Uber officiating. Burial will be in Gavel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. Pallbearers will by Terry Lucas. Brian Lucas, Gary Peters, Rick Dudding, Jerry Scott, Ronald Will, all grandsons of Mr. Peters.

Gallipolis tribune
February 12, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Peters, Ethel Roush  [Bradbury]

            Ethel Roush Bradbury Peters, 93, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the Holzer Senior Care Center.  She was born on July 13, 1915, in Cheshire, daughter of the late Lester D. and Mazie Lettie Darst Roush.  Ethel was twice widowed by Clyde A. Bradbury in 1986 and Vaughn E. Peters in 2001.  She was a former employee of Gallipolis State Institute and Gallipolis Developmental Center.  Ethel was a member of First Baptist Church.
            Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Paul Dale and Sharron R. Bradbury of Gallipolis; a stepson, Gary S. Peters of Columbus; three grandchildren, Stephen (Kim) Bradbury of Gallipolis, Wendy (Bob) Lucas of Bidwell and Paul D. (Misty) Bradbury of Gallipolis; great grandchildren, Tayler J. Bradbury, Alllison Bradbury, Alyssa J. Lucas; Emma Grace Lucas and Kara Lucas; two sisters, Geneva Scott and Betty (Harold) Walker, both of Gallipolis and several nieces and nephews.
            Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating.  Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the funeral home.  Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Petrie, Elizabeth J.(Lib) [Dailey]

Mrs. Petrie, 81, Claimed After Illness
     Mrs. Elizabeth (Lib) Petrie, 81, a resident of Rodney, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital. She had been hospitalized for 12 weeks, but had been in failing health for five months after suffering a fractured hip.
She was born at Crown City Oct. 13, 1883, daughter of the late David S. and Deniza Frances Montgomery Dailey.
     Her marriage to James Edward Petrie took place March 9, 1912, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Petrie is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wendell(Audrey) Wickline of Rio Grande. A son Francis Petrie died on Oct. 13. There are 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are three sisters and a brother, Miss Eugenia Dailey of Rodney, Mrs. Ellis (Edith) Starkey, Mrs. Loscar (Nona) Garland and Lawson Dailey, all of Crown City. Two sisters, Ata Maude and Bertha Dailey are deceased.
     She has been a resident of Rodney since 1930, and was a member of Good Hope Baptist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home Rev. Raymond Dillon of Aid will officiate, and burial will be in Calvary cemetery at Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 27, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


Petrie, Francis Edward

F. E. Petrie, 46, Succumbs
     Francis Edward Petrie, 46, a resident of Texas Rd., who was a lineman for the Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, and a World War II veteran died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Holzer hospital. He had been a patient there for one day and had been ill for three days.
     Mr. Petrie was born at Crown City Jan. 11, 1918, son of the late James Edward Petrie and Elizabeth Dailey Petrie, who survives and lives at Rodney. His marriage was to the former Aretta Norman, who survives along with the following children, James J. Petrie of North Carolina, Mrs. Janice Martin and Miss Frances Jay Petrie, both of Findlay, Edward Lee, Keith Herbert, Brenda Day, Robert Eugene, Arthur Ray and Jacqueline Lynn, all at home. Another survivor is a sister, Mrs. Wendell Wickline of Rio Grande.
     Mr. Petrie was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Charles Lusher of Chillicothe will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery at Rio Grande. There will be military services under the direction of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may
call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and until the hour of the service. Pallbearers all members of the VFW and fellow employees of Buckeye Rural Electric will be Frank Belville, Monroe Sheets, Nelson Gardner, Marlin James, Johnny Jackson and James Baldwin.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 12, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


Petrie, William

Wm. Petrie Dies At Crown City
Funeral Is Set For 2 Friday At Good Hope Church
     William Petrie, who was in his 83rd year, died at 1:30 this morning at his home close to Crown City.  He had been in poor health a good while.  He had long been a resident of that community and his age was 82 years, 2 months, 1 day.
     Funeral will be held at Good Hope Church at 2 p.m. Friday, with Rev. Mr. Harding, Methodist pastor at Crown City, in charge. Burial there by F.L. Stevers.
     Decedent is survived by his wife, Carrie Petrie; a son, Leslie, by a former marriage; a grandson, William Dent Petrie, all of Crown City.  Other survivors are two brothers, John of Alexandria, Ohio, and Edward Petrie of Rodney, and a sister, Mrs. Jane Ashworth of Milton, W.Va.
     Mr. Stevers will take the body back to Petrie at 1 p.m. Thursday and friends may call thereafter.

[Note: From Death Certificate - 17 Oct 1864 - 18 Dec. 1946]

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown - 1946
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                   Top of Page


Petry, Caroline

"Black Hand” Letter Was Threatening! 
Dastardly Note Mailed Aged German Woman Doubtless Hastened Her Death; 
Matter Now in Hands of Federal Authorities, and Friends are Hopeful for Speedy Punishment of Perpetrators
     That the sudden death of Mrs. Caroline Petry of Gallipolis, brief mention of whose demise was made in our last issue, was superinduced by fright over the receipt of a threatening letter a few weeks before is a startling disclosure which has recently come to light and greatly stirred all who have learned of it.
     This good old German woman, who lived alone in her little cottage home on Third avenue in this city, received a great nervous shock one morning when the mail carrier brought a letter to her which proved to be a threat that unless she hid a sum of money under her doorstep by midnight something terrible would happen her. As soon as she could decipher it and grasp its full import, she imparted its contents to relatives who immediately laid the matter in the hands of the local police. They failed to find any clue to the sender, and after a few days delay the letter was handed Attorney Ross White with instructions to act in the case as he saw fit. Mr. White at once got into communication with the Federal authorities in Cincinnati, and, after getting the purport of the epistle, they instructed him to forward the original letter at once, which was done. Nothing more has been heard by either Mr. White or Mrs. Petry's relatives, but it is hardly likely that the government authorities will allow the matter to drop without a thorough investigation, as, aside from the endeavor to extort money by threats, the offense of using the United States mails for such purposes is a flagrant violation of the postal laws.
     Before the letter was sent to Cincinnati by Mr. White, The TIMES man was permitted to examine it, but neither he nor we made a copy of it, so we are unable to reproduce it verbatim.  The letter was written in a full, round hand, easily read, and directed Mrs. Petry to place one hundred and fifty dollars under her door step before midnight or something terrible would happen her, and was signed "Black Hands."  The letter was written on a sheet of white newspaper, unruled, and the envelope in which it was enclosed bore a watermark well known about printing offices, and sold only in this territory by a Cincinnati jobbing house.
     The receipt of such a letter by Mrs. Petry, a woman of advanced age living alone and already a great sufferer from heart trouble may be easily imagined.  Her condition of ill-health became greatly augmented and the matter preyed upon her mind and nerves greatly.  Her relatives did all within their power to disabuse her thoughts of the threat the letter contained, but always the fear of "something terrible" was with her and hung over her like a pall.  It is certainly to be hoped that the person or persons guilty of such an outrage against a helpless and harmless old lady shall be made to answer for their act.
     Mrs. Petry was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1836, the daughter of Frederick and Caroline Grube.  At the age of 21 she was married to Henry Petry, a former well known tailor of this city.  To them were born nine children, five of whom survive their mother---Mrs. Mary Bumgardner and Miss Caroline Petry of this city, Fred of Hopkinsville, Ky., Charles of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and August of Charlevoix, Mich.  Mrs. Dora Beetle of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Frederick Miller of Walnut township are sisters of Mrs. Petry, and one brother, Henry Grube, resides at Northup..this county.
     Mrs. Petry had been a resident of Gallipolis for 57 years, and until within a few years past always enjoyed robust health.  She was a member of the German Lutheran Church, and was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew her.  The funeral services were held at her late home Friday morning by the Rev. Mr. Hunziker of Pomeroy, interment following in the Pine street cemetery. 

[Note:  Mrs. Petry passed away on Aug. 3, 1915.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 11, 1915
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Petry, Henry

Death of Henry Petry
     It is with the greatest of regret that we are compelled to announce the death of Mr. Henry Petry, merchant tailor. The sad event occurred last Saturday afternoon at 5:25 after a painful illness since last January and as a sequence of la grippe.
     Mr. Petry was born in Balvaria, On-the-Rhine and came to this country with his first wife, but no children, in 1856. His wife dying soon after, he subsequently (1859) married Miss Caroline Grube, daughter of the late Frederick Grube, of Perry Township and by whom he had 9 children, 7 of whom with their mother survive him. Their names are Godfrey, Theodore, Charles, Henry, Jr.; August, Carrie, Mary and Frederick. Theodore and Frederick are married.
     His son Theo of Parkersburg and August of Brookville, IN, were home in attendance on the funeral services. Mr. Petry had been a citizen of our city for 33 years, following the tailoring business. He was a most excellent citizen, honest, upright and true, commanding the respect of all who knew him. He was in his 64th. year.
     His funeral services were conducted yesterday forenoon from the St. Louis Church by Rev. Father Oeink, his burial at the Old Cemetery and was largely attended.
     Peace be with him.

Gallipolis Journal
July 2, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Peyton, Albert

     Mr. Albert Peyton, colored, died at the infirmary Thursday, May 31, aged 71, and was buried by Hayward & Son at Mound Hill this morning. Albert was an old coal miner and used to work in the country banks about town. He was six feet and three inches tall. His wife died sometime ago. Rev. I. V. Bryant held religious services.

[Note: 1830 - 5/31/1900]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, June 8, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Abraham

     KANAUGA - Abraham (Abe) Phillips, 64, Kanauga, owner and operator of the Skyline Bowling Center at Kanauga, died early Saturday morning in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 2. Phillips had resided in the Gallipolis area for seven years and has operated four bowling centers. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Point Pleasant.
     He was born in London, England, the son of the late Benjamin and Fannie Phillips. Surviving are his widow, E. Mabel Phillips; a son, Robert J. Phillips, of Greenbrook, N. J., a daughter, Rennett Phillips, at home; a stepson, David Bates, with the U. S. Army in Germany; two grandchildren and a step-grandchild.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 12, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Andrew

Andy Phillips Dies at Home Near Bladen
     Andrew Phillips, aged 78, died at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at his home on Swan Creek and back of Bladen. He had been in failing health a year or more and bedfast for several weeks. He was a native of Ohio tp and in his young manhood worked as a miner in Pennsylvania and Ohio. In his latter years he was a farmer.
     Mrs. Phillips, who was Effie Trowbridge before her marriage, died seven years ago. They are survived by the following children: William, Jack and Cecil Phillips, all of Ohio tp; Mrs. Zelma Walker, Gallipolis R. D. and Chauncey Phillips, who is in the Veterans Hospital, Chillicothe.
     Mr. Phillips is also survived by a brother and two sisters: William Phillips, who lives at the mouth of Swan Creek; Mrs. Mary Campbell and Mrs. Anna Campbell, who married brothers.

[Note: Born 1859. Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery]

Unknown Newspaper
About Friday July 9, 1937
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Phillips, Angeline B. [Meige]

Addison Twp. Native Is Dead
     Mrs. Angeline B. Phillips, 59, died at her home in Addison Twp., at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday following an extended illness of two years. She was a lifelong resident of the Addison community and the house in which she died was her birthplace.
     She was born July 2, 1894 to the late William Meige and Alice Martin Meige. Decedent was married to W. B. Phillips, Mar. 14, 1925, with Rev. Billups officiating. She is survived by her husband and one stepdaughter, Lucy Daughter, who resides at the parental home. The late Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Georges Creek Grange. One brother, William, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the Wetherholt Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. H. C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Maddy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 2, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Barbara [Fry]

Death of Barbara Phillips
     Mrs. Barbara Phillips, mother of Mrs. W.N.Kerns, of this city, died at her home at Porter, this county, on Wednesday evening, at 10 o'clock, December 22, 1897, aged 79 years. She had been in failing health for the past three years and had been confined to her bed for three weeks previous to her death.
     Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late Henry Fry, and was born in Bourbon County, Ky., Feb. 18, 1818. At the age of sixteen she was married to Mr. James Phillips, in Adams County, Ohio, and by this union eleven children, were born, viz: Mrs. Elmira Blake, of Wooster; Mrs. Mary Bane, of Cheshire; Mr. J.K.Phillips, of Harrisburg; Messrs. W.N., George and James Phillips, of Felluride, Col; Mrs. W.N. Kerns, of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Belle Clark, who made her home with Mrs. Phillips.
     Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were formerly residents of this city, but moved from here to Cheshire, and from there to a farm, and at the death of Mrs. Phillips, which occurred April 11, 1876, Mrs. Phillips bought property in Porter, and resided there until her death. She was a good and kind lady, and highly esteemed by all who knew her, and the family and relatives have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
     The funeral services were held at Porter on Friday morning, December 24, 1897, Rev. Bell officiating, and the remains were taken to Cheshire and interred in Gravel Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 1, 1898
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Phillips, Benjamin

Phillips Rites Will Be Held Tuesday
     Funeral services for Benjamin Phillips, 83, who died Saturday, will be held at the home of his daughter, Miss Florence Phillips, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. H. M. Smith officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by his nephew, W. W. Phillips, Ironton.
     Born May 16, 1863, decedent married the former Jennie Keller January 17, 1885, who died March 19, 1920, and to this union five children were born: Fred Phillips, who died at 11 years of age; Clyde Phillips, Gallipolis; Mrs. Ethel Shaver, Gallipolis; Charles Phillips, Columbus; and Miss Florence Phillips. A sister, Mrs. Ernest Spear, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.

[Note: From death certificate date of death April 12, 1947; father Peter Phillips; mother Mary Jane Patterson.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Phillips, Charles F.

County Game Warden Dies in Hospital
Charles F. Phillips Succumbs Thursday Afternoon to Baffling Malady
     Charles F. Phillips, 58, for four years county fish and game protector, died at Holzer hospital Thursday afternoon. He had been in poor health for sometime, suffering from a disease that baffled some of the best doctors in the country.
     A son of Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, he was born and reared near Northup. On Aug. 15, 1903, he married Sonora Alice Williams who, with sons, Marshall and Merrill Phillips, survives him, as do brothers J. Wesley, Will W., Reuben and Jehu Phillips and sisters, Mrs. Robert Price and Mrs. Pearl Winters of Wellston.
     Prior to his appointment as game warden, Mr. Phillips was engaged in the shoe business here. Active in church circles, he was a member of the board of stewards of the Methodist church in this city, and a Mason, Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors and a charter member of the Modern Woodmen.
     Funeral services were at the Methodist church here Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. H. Wilbur, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth January 26, 1878; date of death July 9, 1936; mother Margaret Carter.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1936, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                               Top of Page


Phillips, Charles Ross

Death Claims Ross Phillips, Shortly Before Noon Hour
     C. Ross Phillips, local time-keeper for the state highway department, died at 11:45 this forenoon at his home 1150 Second. The news is certain to startle his numerous friends in all parts of the county, although many of them may have heard of his having suffered a stroke soon after retiring last night. Yesterday he had worked and seemed better than usual and was in jovial spirits at bedtime.

In His 57th Year
     Shortly after that, or about 10 o'clock, he said to Mrs. Phillips, "Something terrible has happened.," Then he quickly lapsed in to unconsciousness and was beyond the help of the two physicians summoned to his side.
     Mr. Phillips was born near Kerr Station and would have been 57 next July. Most of his life was spent around Bidwell. He was married twice, his first wife, Nora Ward of Morgan, having died Oct. 9. 1932.
The Phillips family moved to Gallipolis ab9out 14 years ago and nearly all that time he was connected with the highway department.
     Of the first marriage two sons survive, Ward Phillips, manager of the Nelsonville branch of Covert's, and Clarence Phillips, teaching at Stoutsville.
     Mr. Phillips is also survived by his second wife who was Mable Raynor Powell. There are two brothers, Joe Phillips of Bidwell and Will Phillips of Porter.
     He was a member of the First Baptist church, Modern Woodmen and American Mechanics. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but services will be held at the Baptist church Sunday and interment will be made at Vinton Memorial Park by J. S. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date

Charles Ross Phillips
     Charles Ross Phillips was born July 30, 1883 at Kerr, Ohio, youngest son of the late William and Helen Delile Phillips. Departed this life March 7, 1940, aged 56years, 87 months, and 7 days. Except for short periods of time in Columbus, where he was motorman of a street car, his entire life was spent in Gallia County. He was engaged in farming, until he became an employee of the State Highway Department in 1926 doing various kinds of work, being at the time of his death, timekeeper and for a time assumed the duties of Supt. Of State Highway of Gallia County in connection with his other work.
     Feb. 14, 1906 he was married to Nora Ward, who passed to the Great Beyond Oct. 6, 1932. To them were born two sons, Grant Ward Phillips, of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Clarence William Phillips, of Stoutsville, Ohio.
     His chief concern was to give his boys a chance in life and no sacrifice was too great to make or promote this. In this he was devotedly aided by the mother and his widow, Mabel Powell Phillips, who gave herself so ably and unselfishly to the task.
     Reared by devout parents, in early manhood he was converted to the Cause of Christianity and became a member of the Brick Baptist Church near Bidwell, Ohio, and later transferred his membership to the Gallipolis First Baptist Church. He was a member of Jr. Mechanics and Modern Woodman's Lodge.
     Besides the bereaved ones all ready mentioned he leaves one grandson, Charles Richard, son of Ward, two step-grandchildren, Esther and Norma Powell, a step brothers, Joseph and William Phillips, of near Bidwell are the only surviving members of the immediate family, the only sister preceding him 18 years ago. Many nieces and nephews knew Uncle Ross as a kind and sympathizing friend. A short time before her death his sister, Lilie B. Hesse wrote a poem from which Ross received much comfort and from which his loved ones may gather consolation.

                            To Those Left Behind
In My Father's house are many mansions, He has gone to prepare a place for me,
I soon may go to be with Him There His Glory I shall see.

And then I shall be happy, No pain or sickness I shall see,
Just to be with Jesus over there Is good enough for me.

But you who are left behind, I know you will lonesome be,
But just trust Jesus and live for Him, And you too his face shall see.

And I will be waiting for you, To welcome you over Home,
Where we will never part again, And who ever will may come.

     We, as friends and relatives, are deeply pained with the loss of this dear one, yet we are consoled when we know that he has left behind all of his earthly trials and troubles and that he has entered that Heavenly Home where sorrow and pain are unknown.
     Quiet and unassuming, he was a man of deep conviction. He was known to have been ready and willing to forgive a wrong and return good for evil. A true friend who stood the test, a fine-
Card of thanks.

[Note: Mar. 7, 1940 Vinton Memorial]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page


Phillips, Clarence
Wray, Otis

Continue Dragging For Bodies of Two
     Dragging for the bodies of Otis (Sherry) Wray, 27, and Clarence Phillips, 20, who drowned Tuesday night in the Ohio River below Bladen, continued today. Wray, a War Veteran, was the son of Grant and Bessie Ward Wray, who live at Bethel, back of Bladen. Three brothers also survive.
     Phillips was the son of Chauncey and Grace Phillips, who reside on Horse Creek. The double drowning was reported to county and state authorities here early Wednesday morning and the search began immediately. The tragedy occurred when a boat in which the two were riding on the Ohio River turned over, tossing the two victims, as well as a brother of Clarence, Paul Phillips, 17, into the water. Paul managed to swim to shore.

[Note for Clarence Phillips: Buried Swan Creek Cemetery, Ohio Twp. - from stone 1927 - 1948]

[Note for Otis Wray: Buried Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp. - from stone 9/17/1920 - 8/3/1948]

Gallipolis paper
Date August 1948
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Phillips, Dovie [Wiseman]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Dovie W. Phillips, 81, widow of George R. Phillips, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. Paul Haskins, 149 Second Ave. In failing health several years, she had been in serious condition four weeks. 
     Born in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis A. and Julia Stewart Wiseman. She was married to George Ruben Phillips June 11, 1905. He died in 1955. A son, daughter, two sisters and brother also preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, the Ladies Bible Class of Grace Methodist Church, the English Club and the Daughters of Union Veterans. A resident of Gallipolis the last ten years, she was a former piano instructor and teacher in the Lawrence County Schools.
     Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Pearl) Pope, Gallipolis; Mrs. Dale (Betty J) Lamphier, Wilmington; and Mrs. Atlee (Mae) Spriegel, South Vienna. There are 12 grand-children and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. (DST) Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home by the Rev. Hughey L. Jones. Burial will be in White Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. (DST) Sunday at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
May 23, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Edward

Edward Phillips Of Near Northup Died At 9 A. M.
Funeral Is Set For 2 Friday At Residence
     Edward Phillips, whose illness was known to be critical and hopeless, died at 9 o'clock this morning at his home on Raccoon a mile above Northup. He would have been 75 on August 10. Mr. Phillips became ill last March and entered the Holzer Hospital. There is was ascertained he was suffering from cancer of the liver and that medical and surgical knowledge and skill could offer nothing. He was bedfast thereafter.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Friday, with burial at Mound Hill Cemetery by W. W. Phillips of Waterloo (who was decendant's nephew). The body will be taken from the mortuary to the home late Thursday, and friends may call after ? P.M.
     All his years were spent within walking? of a few miles from the home where he died-once known as the Albert M. Hoyl place. He was born on Clay Lick, the youngest son of Peter and Mary Jane Patterson Phillips, who, had 15 chldren. Much of his early life was spent in the Smokey Row community.
     In 1912, Mr. Phillips maried Minnie Allison. She survives him but they had no children. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ernest J. Spears, Gallipolis, whose husband died last month, and by one brother, Ben Phillips, Gallipolis, Rt 2, Bull Creek.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 1, 1945
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Phillips, Edward

     Edward Phillips, whose illness was known to be critical and hopeless, died at 9 o'clock this morning at his home on Raccoon a mile above Northup. He would have been 75 on Aug. 10th.

[Note: Death Certificate..Edward B. Phillips, born Aug. 10, 1870 Gallia County; died Aug. 1, 1945, Green Township, Gallia County; age 74 years 11 months and 22 days. Wife: Minnie Parents: Peter Phillips and Mary Jane Patterson. Cause of death: Inoperable Carcinoma of liver..cardiac decomfunction. Farmer.. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallia Times
Aug. 2, 1945
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Phillips, Edward P.

In Memory
     In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Edward P. Phillips, who passed away April 3, 1946.

   This day brings back sad memories
   Of a loved one gone to rest
   And those who think of him each day
   Are the ones who loved him best.
   A happy home we once enjoyed
   How sweet the memory still;
   But death has left a loneliness
   The world can never fill.
   God took him, it was his will
   But in our hearts he liveth still.

                                                         Sadly missed by wife and daughters.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Phillips, Elizabeth [Evans]

Mrs. Thomas Phillips Dead

Pomeroy Democrat
     Mrs. Thomas Phillips, nee Miss Elizabeth Evans, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, July 11, 1859 and passed away at her home in Syracuse, May 25, 1912, after an lingering illness from a complication of diseases.
     She was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas J. Phillips, October 10, 1893, at Racine, Ohio by Rev. Jos. Clark of the M. E. church. She is survived by her husband and two sisters; Mrs. Morgan Dean, of Syracuse and Mrs. Sarah J. Powell, of Portland, Oregon.
     The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. F. Snoots of the M. E. church assisted by the Syracuse Rebeka lodge and the remains were laid to rest in the Syracuse town cemetery.

Gallipolis Journal
June 5, 1912
Vol. 94 , NO. 12
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Phillips, Emma Elizabeth [DeWitt]

Emma DeWitt Phillips Dies At Delaware
Funeral Services Will Be Mt. Carmel Church At 11 Thursday Forenoon
    
Mrs. Emma E. Phillips, wife of Seymour V. Phillips, died Tuesday at their home in Delaware. She was a native of Harrison tp., and a daughter of the late Jasper and Mary Ward DeWitt. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel at 11 o’clock Thursday.
     Mrs. Phillips was 69 years old and is survived by one son, Ivan, at home; a sister, Mrs. Fred Neal, who lives at the old Blazer post office site; two brothers, Milton DeWitt of Salina, Kansas, and Charles, a patient at Athens State Hospital; a half brother, Fred DeWitt, employed at the O. H. E., and several half-sisters.
     Mr. Phillips, though a native of this county, lived at Spokane, Wash., at the time of his marriage here on Jan. 7, 1900, and his early married years were spent there. They returned to Gallia county for a while, but moved to Delaware a number of years ago.
     When still a young girl, though the oldest child of the family, Emma became the head of the household, following the death of her mother, and had much to do with the rearing of the other children. Most of them preceded her in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 18, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Phillips, Emma E. [DeWitt]

Died of Pneumonia
    
Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Phillips, whose body was laid at rest in Mt. Carmel cemetery at noon, was a victim of pneumonia. She died at 9:45 Tuesday morning at the home, 529 W. William street, Delaware, O.
     During her week’s illness, she was cared for by one of her four surviving sisters, Mrs. Ross Fleming of Marysville. Mrs. Phillips and her husband, Seymour, and son, Ivan, had lived in Delaware about 20 years.

[Note: 6/15/1867 - 11/17/1936; Age 69 yrs. 5 mos. 2 das. She was the daughter of Jasper and Mary Ward DeWitt.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 19, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Etta H.

Mrs. Andrew Phillips
Died March 6, Aged 43--A Most Estimable Woman   Eureka Cor.
     The death angel has visited our community and home and taken from us a loved one. Etta H. Phillips was born August 30, 1866, died March 6, 1910, aged 43 years, 6 months, and 6 days. She was the daughter of John and Mary Trowbridge and was united in marriage to Andrew Phillips August 30, 1885.
     To this union ten children were born: Willie, John, Gilbert, Clyde, Chauncey, Erie, Cecil. and one daughter, Zelma, and Arnold and Fred having preceeded her to that better world. She also leaves to mourn their loss a husband, 4 sisters and 3 brothers: Mrs. Susan Hale of Bladen, Mrs. Hattie Warden of Mercerville, Mrs. T. W. Gilmore of Clotheir, W. Va., and Mrs. John Bodimer of Clipper Mill, Mr. Jacob Trowbridge of Bladen, and Wesley and Ernest of Milford, Iowa.
     She was converted and united with the Bethel M. E. Church under Rev. Haddock, 27 years ago. She has been a faithful Christian and a kind and loving wife and mother. She bore her suffering patiently and told her friends not to talk to her of death for she was not going to die. She will be missed at home and abroad. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Finished then thy new creation
Pure and Spotless let us be;
Let us see they great salvation
Perfectly restored in thee;
Changed from glory into glory
Till in heaven we take our place;
Till we cast our crown before thee
Lost in wonder, love and praise.

     The funeral took place at Mt.Zion Church, Rev. F. H. Daily officiating. Interment by Myers.

[Note: Stone @ Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ohio Township]

Gallipolis newspaper
March 1910
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Phillips, Ferdinand S.

Dr. Phillips Dead
Virginia Boy Came Here to Avoid Fighting the North and Became Well Known
     Word came this week to the local Masonic lodge, of the death of Mr. Ferdinand S. Phillips, of Los Angeles, California, the deceased being a member of the local lodge. Dr. Phillips was a son of the late Wm. Phillips, of Oak Level, Henry County, Va., known to our old merchants as a tobacco manufacturer, who served the local trade with the famous Phillips XXXX. This was before and during the Rebellion. In fact, he traveled the route over the mountains now occupied by the C. & O. Ry., and before that railway was built, The [sic] trip was made in wagons.
     Dr. Phillips came here at the beginning of the war, as a fastidious young Virginian and made his home here, principally with his uncle, the late Dr. C. D. Wall. He continued here, taking one course in a medical school. He abandoned that study and among other pursuits bought tobacco for C. M. Holcomb at Crown City, in connection with W. J. Murray.
     In 1888, he left here to take up Mr. Holcomb’s real estate speculations in the great Wichita, Kansas, boom. From there he drifted to Fresno, California, still in the real estate business. In late years he married a lady physician at Los Angeles, where he died. Relatives here had lost track of him. He was about 70 years of age.
     He was very industrious and honorable in his relations, and in all his career he never lost his touchy pride and extreme courtesy in manner. He had the American worshipful regard for the fair sex. He outlived nearly all of his old companions, the elder Aleshire, Langley, Blagg and Warth boys. No change in politics could shake his inherited democracy. The Phillips family were slave owners.

Gallipolis Journal
Friday, June 26, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Phillips, George

     In Harrison township, August 23, 1875, George Phillips, aged 83 years.

Gallipolis Journal
September 2, 1875 
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Phillips, George

George Phillips Dead
     George Phillips, formerly of Northup, died Monday, March 2, 1928, at the home of his son, W. W. Phillips, at Waterloo. He had been in poor health for some time and on Saturday suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Phillips was 74 years of age.
     Five sons and two daughters survive him. They are Jay of Piqua, Reuben of Northup, W. W. of Waterloo, Charles F. and J. Wesley Phillips of this city, Mrs. Robert Price of Westerville and Mrs. Will Winters of Wellston. A brother Ed Phillips and three sisters, Mrs. James Stormont, Mrs. Jane Tope and Mrs. Rachel Spear, live in this county. Another sister, Mrs. Della Hineman, lives in Kansas.

[Note: Buried in White Cemtery in Harrison Twp]

Gallia Times
Mar 15, 1928
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Phillips, Jack

Crown City Area Farmer Dies Sunday
     Jack Phillips, 74, a Rt. 2 Crown City (Horse Creek Rd.) farmer, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday in Holzer hospital. He had suffered from a heart condition for five years, and his condition had been serious for the last four days.
Mr. Phillips, a lifelong resident of Gallia county, was born in Ohio twp., Oct 23, 1889, son of the late Andrew and Etta Trowbridge Phillips. His marriage to the former Nellie Shriver took place Feb. 14, 1911, and she preceded him in death August 1958.
     Children who survive are Andrew R. and Edward, both of Crown City, and Mrs. Francis (Goldie) Northup of Patriot Star Rt. A daughter Violet Marie preceded him in death. There are thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers ad a sister, Mrs. Jack (Zelma) Walker of Cora, Willie Phillips of South Charleston, O., Erie and Cecil Phillips of Crown City. Seven brothers are deceased.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Baptist church at Bladen. Rev. Charles Preston will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 5 p.m. today until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 27, 1963
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Phillips, J. Wesley

J. Wes. Phillips, 69, Dies Suddenly At 3 A.M. At Northup Home
Funeral Here 2:30 Monday For Former O.H.E. Dairyman
     J. Wesley Phillips retired O.H.E. dairy superintendent died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home above Northup. He had been seriously ill but two hours, though he had suffered somewhat from a heart condition for a number of years. He was in his 70th year. News of the passing of Wes Phillips will come as a real shock and a keen sorrow to a county-wide circle of friends. He was a man of superb physical proportions; and though quiet and reserved, he was friendly and jovial. Moreover, he was a fine type of citizen and a kind and indulgent husband and father and brother.

Born In 1875
     Mr. Phillips; a favorite member of a family active and prominent in Gallia and Lawrence counties, was a son of the late George and Margaret Phillips. He was born in the Smoky Roy community on Feb. 21 1875.
In 1902 he married Stella Arthurs and four years later they moved from their country home to Gallipolis and he became an employee of the O.H.E. under Supt. W. H. Pritchard. He remained there 36 years and under the Kineon administration served faithfully and capably as superintendent of the hospital's imposing dairy herd. He retired on Jan. 1, 1941, and returned to the country.
     Surviving, besides Mrs. Phillips, are two sons, Gomer Phillips, local clothier and Arthur Phillips, funeral director at Ironton. There are four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Reuben Phillips, farmer and engineer and a near neighbor of the decedent, W. W. Phillips, Waterloo funeral director; Jehu Phillips, Piqua; Mrs. Parnie Price, Springfield and Mrs. Pearl Winters, Wellston.
     Funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday at Grace Methodist church of which Mr. Phillips was a member, and Rev. Scott Westerman will be in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and sons. The body will be taken home after noon Monday.

[Note: Year of death from gravemarker 1944. Mother's maiden name was Carter]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 7,1944
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                         Top of Page

Phillips, J. Wesley

J. W. Phillips Dies at 70
     GALLIPOLIS - J. Wesley Phillips, age 70, retired O.H.E. dairy superintendent died at his home near Northup Saturday. Death came suddenly after only two hours illness, though he had suffered from a heart condition for sometime before. Before his retirement on Jan. 1, 1941, Mr. Phillips had been an employee of the O.H.E. for 36 years. He and Mrs. Phillips then moved to their country place. 
     Surviving besides Mrs. Phillips, who was the former Stella Arthurs, of this county, are two sons, Gomer Phillips, associated with the Sigler-Lanier Company, this city, and Arthur Phillips, funeral director of Ironton.  Also the following brothers and sisters:  Reuben Phillips, living nearby at Northup; W. W. Phillips, Waterloo funeral director; Jehu Phillips, Piqua; Mrs. Parnie Price, Springfield, O., and Mrs. Pearl Winters, Wellston.
     Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Monday afternoon by Rev. W. Scott Westerman, pastor at Grace Methodist Church. Burial followed at Mound Hill Cemetery. The selected pallbearers were:  W. L. Troth, William McKnight, Lehr Davies, E. E. Myers, Hobart Foster and Noah Woods.
                                                      
Athens Messenger
Monday, October 9, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, John

John Phillips Dies
     John Phillips, 46, died at the home of his father, Andrew Phillips at Swan Creek, January 18, of influenza.
He is survived by his father, Andrew Phillips, one son Arthur of Hanging Rock, one daughter Tina, six brothers and one sister, Willie, Gillia, Clyde, Chauncey, Erie, [sic] Cecil and Mrs. Zelma Walker of Cora.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church.

[Note: 1887-1935]

Unknown Newspaper
About Friday January 18, 1935
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Phillips, Lando

Lando Phillips Dies Suddenly While Chopping
     Lando Phillips, aged 60, died about 10:30 this morning of a heart attack at his home on Mill Creek. He was chopping wood when stricken and had been apparently about as well as usual.
     Mr. Phillips was born May 4, 1880, in Harrison tp. and was a son of Daniel and Jemima Harbour Phillips. The family moved to Milton, W. Va., in 1915 and lived there till 1933 when Lando moved to Gallipolis.
Decedent united with the Harrison F. W. Baptist church when quite young and lived a consistent Christian life.
     Surviving are his wife, Lilly Roberts Phillips; sisters, Mrs. W. H. Rayburn of Gallipolis and Mrs. E. D. Lightner of Springfield; brother, Dr. D. M. Phillips of Ironton. He was a kind and affectionate husband and brother and liked by all who knew him.
     Funeral will be held on Wednesday, probably at 2 o'clock, at the Rayburn home at 927 Second avenue. Burial at Pine Street cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: From death certificate date of death December 16, 1940.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1940, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Phillips, Lee

In Memory
     On June 12, 1922, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Phillips and took away their beloved son and brother, Lee Phillips, son of W. W. and Ella (Layne) Phillips. He was born in Gallia County and departed this life aged 4 months and 13 days. He was a victim of colitis. He was sick just one day when God called him home to live with Him.
     Though the reaper called him so early in life we have the assurance that all is well with him for he has gone to meet his Savior. He leaves to mourn their loss, father and mother, five sisters, Rena, Elsie, Eva and Lemma at home, and Minnie E Fulks of Crown City, and two brothers, Lew and Fred at home.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday at Mt. Zion by Rev. Samuel Lewis and he was laid to rest by Undertaker Lee Stevers.
                         Dearest brother, thou has left us,
                         and our loss we deeply feel;
                         There is sorrow in our hearts


Gallipolis paper
June 12, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Phillips, Lillie Mae   [Harmon]

Death of Mrs. Clyde Phillips
     Mrs. Lillie Phillips, wife of Clyde Phillips, an employe of the O. H. E., died about 2 o’clock (this) Friday morning at John Trackler’s about five miles out from town of tuberculosis. She has been confined to her bed about four months since the birth of their second daughter.
     They were married August, 1907. Besides her foster parents, she leaves a husband and two daughters, one aged 3 years and one four months.
     The funeral will take place at the Trackler residence Saturday at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. C. H. Morrison. Burial by Wetherholt at Maddy cemetery. Mr. Phillips will have the sympathy of all in the loss of his wife who was a most excellent and good lady.

[Note: 6/1/1887 – 6/21/1912; Age 25 yrs. 20 das. She was the daughter of Clayburn & Florence McNealey Harmon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 21, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Lucy

     Lucy Phillips, 88, of the Pinecrest Care Center, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 8, 1909 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Clyde and Lillie Harmon Phillips, she attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Gallipolis. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Garnet Sowards. Surviving are two nieces and several cousins.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Maddy Cemetery, Georges Creek Road, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 11, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Mary Ellen [Robertson]

Mary Ellen Phillips Passes at Home Of Brother, D. Robertson
     Mrs. Mary Ellen Phillips, aged 58 years, died early today at the home of her brother, J. E. Robertson, 845 Second avenue. Death was the result of an organic heart trouble from which she had suffered since November 1932.
     Mrs. Phillips was born at Buffalo, W. Va., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James V. Robertson, but had spent almost her entire life here. In addition to the brother in whose home she passed away, another brother, Albert Robertson of Canal Winchester, also survives.
     Mrs. Phillips was a member of the M. E. Church at Kanauga and the funeral will be held there Thursday at 2 p. m. by Rev. H. H. Wilbur. Interment will be in the Maddy Cemetery by J. L. Coleman. Mrs. Phillips was also a member of Gallia Council, Daughters of America.

[Note: Feb. 7, 1876 – March 28, 1934; Age 58 yrs. 1 mo. 21 das. She was the daughter of James Fee & Narcissus McCoy Robertson. She was married to Walter Clyde Phillips in 1915 and later divorced. She is listed as Mary Ellen Robertson on the cemetery entry.]

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


Phillips, Mary Jane

     Mrs. Mary Jane Phillips was called to the great beyond Sunday. She was born in Beaver county, Pa., Oct. 7, 1830 and was aged 66 years, 5 months and 18 days at the time of her death. She had been in infirm health for a long while, but bore her suffering with Christian fortitude, yielding to the final summons without an apparent pang. She was a pious lady and highly esteemed. Rev. Fulton officiated at the funeral Monday and Undertaker Glassburn directing the burial at Evergreen.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, April 5, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Mary L. [Luikart]

     Mary L. Phillips, 79, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 22, 1917 in Red House, W. Va., daughter of the late Joe and Etta Hurley Luikart, she was a bookkeeper for McKnight-Davis Hardware for many years.
     A 1934 graduate of Rio Grande High School, she retired in 1986 from the Gallipolis Developmental Center as supervisor, following 27 years of service. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Gallipolis, the Betty Stam Sunday School Class and the Ladies Missionary Fellowship.
     Surviving are a son, Jeff (Bridget) Phillips of Bidwell; two daughters, Deanna (Dr. Thomas) Morgan of Naples, Fla., and Donna (Dr. Charles) Dowler of Versailles, Ky.; four granddaughters and four step-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene (Charles) Weaver of New Haven, W. Va., and Margaret J. Sullivan and Barbara (William) Smeltzer, both of Gallipolis; and six nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Glassburn and Elenor Thomas.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave., Gallipolis, with the Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 7, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Mary V.

Mary V. Phillips
     Mary V. Phillips, 89, Crown City, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 1995 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug 6, 1906 in Ohio Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Dr. John T. and Anna Maude Waugh Mooney, she was a homemaker and a member of the Gallipolis Pentecostal Church.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lew Phillips; a son, Paul Phillips; two daughters, Bonnie and Carol Faye; and three brothers Tyler Mooney, Lawrence Mooney and Loren Mooney.
     Surviving are four sons, Leslie Phillips of Brunswick, Charles Richard Phillips of Gallipolis, James Phillips of Wheelersburg, and Roger Phillips of Crown City; five daughters, Lillian Sayre of Columbus, Glenna Cox of Henderson, W. Va., Norma Jean Angel and Kathleen Halley, both of Crown City, and Doris Sheets of Gallipolis; 32 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; a brother, Forrest Mooney of Huntington, W. Va.; and four sisters, Geneva Henderson of Orlando Fla., Virginia Nicholes and Beulah Doss, both of Rome, and Norma Nicholes of Columbus.
     Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home, with Rev. George Halley officiating. Burial will be in the Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Phillips, Pfc. Merrill R.

Ex-Bidwell Boy Is Killed In Africa
    
Pfc. Merrill R. Phillips, brother of Wayne Phillips, 235 Third Ave., manager of the Gallipolis Cash and Carry Store on Court Street, was killed in action on May 8 in North Africa. Son of Joe Phillips, of Bidwell, the young soldier, who went into the Army in West Virginia in September, 1941, was a graduate of Rio Grande High School, Bidwell grade school, and a member of the “Old Brick Church” -- the Springfield Baptist Church at Bidwell.
     Late Wednesday afternoon Wayne Phillips received this telegram from Washington, D. C.: “The Secretary of War desires that I tender his deep regret to you in the loss of your brother, Pfc. Merrill R. Phillips. A report just received states that he was killed in action May 8 in the North African area. Letter follows. ADJUTANT GENERAL.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 27, 1943

He Gave His All
    
A Purple Heart award for Pfc. Merrill R. Phillips, who lost his life on May 8 while serving his flag in North Africa has been sent by the war department to the youth’s father, Joe Phillips of Bidwell. Word of the tragedy was received May 26.
     Private Phillips was born at Bidwell 23 years ago. He was a graduate of Rio Grande High School. He entered military service in August, 1941 and was with an armored regiment in Africa.
     His mother, Eliza Pierce Phillips, died 12 years ago, but he is survived by, besides his father, the following sisters and brothers: Dell Dolan, Madison, W. Va.; Mrs. Helen Utt, Cedar Grove, W. Va.; Everett Phillips, New Jersey; Fred, Dunbar, W. Va.; John and Wayne Phillips, Gallipolis; Carl, Bidwell, and Harry Phillips, a soldier stationed in an Oklahoma camp.
     The death of the gallant Bidwell boy has saddened many hearts, but those who grieve most have a feeling of pride as a measure of consolation because of his supreme sacrifice and the gallantry with which it was made. [Picture Attached To This Article.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 23, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Naomi

Services Set For Mrs. Phillips
     Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Cofer Phillips, fatally injured in an automobile accident four miles out of Ridgeland, SC, last Friday, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Wetherholt Funeral Home with the Rev. L.H. Stebbins officiating. Burial will be made in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Swan Creek.
     Mr. Loren Phillips, Lancaster, only son of the decedent, returned here Tuesday afternoon from Ridgeland, SC, near where the accident occurred and where his father, Mr. Alex Phillips, also injured is a patient in the hospital. He reports that his father is suffering from broken ribs and multiple cuts and bruises but will be able to return in about two weeks.
     In addition to the husband and son, Mrs. Phillips is survived by her stepmother, Mrs. Cynthia Ellis Cofer, Point Pleasant, a sister, Mrs. Ernie Belle Michael, Orlando, FL; a brother, Sheridan Cofer, this city and a stepsister, Mrs. Myrtle Doolittle, Point Pleasant.
     The body of Mrs. Phillips will remain at the Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Thursday.

[Note: Stone...1900-1952]

Gallipolis Paper
1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Phillips, Nell [Walker]

Nell Walker Phillips Passes at Thurman
     Mrs. Nell Walker Phillips, 53, widow of Luther Phillips, died at 9: 30 Sunday night at her home at Thurman.
She is survived by two children, Elizabeth at home, and Rolla, Columbus; two grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Kathryn Kent, Gallipolis; Miss Jess and J. B. Walker, Thurman; J. T., Gallia; David, Gallipolis R. D. 2, and Leonard, who lives in Indiana. Rev. L. C. Watts will conduct the funeral services at the M. E. church at Thurman at 2 o'clock Tuesday. Burial in Rio Grande by Davis & Thomas.

Unknown publication
March 11, 1935
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Phillips, Nellie [Shriver]

Mrs. Phillips Dies After 3-Day Illness
     Mrs. Jack (Nellie) Shriver Phillips, 69, died at her home on Horse Creek Rd. in Ohio twp. at 2;20 a.m. Sunday.  Her fatal illness was only of a three-day duration. Mrs. Phillips was the last member of the family of the late John and Amanda Glover Shriver and she was born on Dec. 6, 1888
     She is survived by her husband and two sons and a daughter, Andrew, Edward and Mrs. Goldie Northup all of Crown City.  There are 12 grandchildren and she was preceded in death by one daughter.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist church below Bladen.  Rev. Earl W. Cremeens will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the C.R.Halley Funeral home.  Friends may call at the late home after 2 p.m. today.

[Note: Born: 12/06/1888, Died: 08/24/1958]

unknown date and publication (from scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Phillips, Polly

DIED
     PHILLIPS, -  At the residence of her son, Abram Phillips, in Sprtingfield Township, on the 25th of February, 1881, Mrs. POLLY PHILLIPS, in the 95th year of her age. Mrs. Phillips was born in Pennsylvania, and came to this county 64 years ago, riding horse-back through what was then a howling wilderness.  The following year she was united in wedlock with Mr. William Phillips, and by whom she had several children, three of whom--two sons and a daughter--survive her.                 
     She was noted as an industrious, exemplary woman, and a devoted reader of the Bible up to last fall, when her eye-sight failing her she was obliged to give up what was to her a daily companion and solace. After a life of real usefulness upon the earth, she has been called to her reward, clothed in honor and righteousness and full of years.

[Note:  She is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Springfield Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1881
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Phillips, Thomas J.

T. J. Phillips, 83, Dies Of Pneumonia
     Thomas J. Phillips, aged 83, died about 7 o’clock this morning at his home at 940 Fourth ave. He had been ill a week and death resulted from pneumonia. At that address, he lived with his sister, Mrs. Jennie Vogelsange, and a brother. The body was taken to Entsminger’s mortuary. Additional particulars are withheld in compliance with the request of survivors, who will prepare an obituary and announce the funeral arrangements in tomorrow’s paper.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 16, 1940

Phillips Rites To Be Held Friday
     A short funeral service for Thomas J. Phillips will be held at 1 o’clock p. m. Friday at the Phillips-Vogelsang home, 940 Fourth ave. Then the body will be taken to the Syracuse M. E. church for a more extended service at 2:30, Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating at both places. Interment will be made at Syracuse by F. J. Entsminger.

[Note: Syracuse Cemetery is in Meigs County.]

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


Phillips, Wayne

     COLUMBUS - Wayne R. Phillips, 79, Bidwell, died in University Hospital, Columbus, August 10, 1990. He had worked as a state inspector for the Evans Packing Co., and retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center in 1977. He was a graduate of Bidwell High School, a member of the Old Brick Church (Springfield Baptist Church) and attended the Vinton Baptist Church.
     Born December 27, 1910, in Bidwell, he was a son of the late Joseph H. and Eliza Pierce Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine B. Collins Phillips, whom he married May 28, 1966; a son, Jeffrey Phillips, Bidwell; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Deanna) Morgan, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Charles (Donna) Dowler, Wilmington, and four granddaughters.
     Also surviving are five stepsons: Tom I. Jones, Rodney, Dan I. Jones, Point Pleasant, W. Va., Newton I. Jones, Rodney, John I. Jones, Gallipolis, Edward I. Jones, Columbus; ten step-grand-children and five step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, August 12 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
August 12, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Phillips, Wayne Clyde

W. C. Phillips Dies Suddenly
    
Walter Clyde Phillips, 67, brief mention of whose death appeared in Saturday’s Times, died very suddenly while helping a friend, Hestel Russell, load some hogs at the Russell home on Georges Creek Rd., at 11 a.m., Saturday.
     Mr. Phillips, a native of this county, was widely known through his employment at the GSI and with the state highway department. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen, Addison Baptist church and the Georges Creek Grange. He was a large and friendly man and had a legion of friends in many parts of the county. His home for the past year since the death of his wife was with a sister, Miss Florence Phillips, Mill Creek Rd., Gallipolis Rt. 1.
     He was born on Feb. 2, 1888, in Harrison twp., the son of Benjamin and Jenny Mae Keller Phillips, and was one of five children. The sister, Miss Florence, and another sister, Mrs. Finley Shaver, Rt. 1 Gallipolis, and one brother, Charles L., of Columbus, survive. The deceased was married three times, his first marriage being in 1907 to Lille Mae Harmon by Squire Green at Gallipolis. Of that union two children were born, one of whom survives, Miss Lucy Mae Phillips, who made her home with her father. The other daughter, Mrs. Garnet Sowards, is deceased. He was later married to Ellen Robinson and his last marriage was to Angeline Meige, of Addison, and they are both deceased.
     The body is at the home of the sister, Miss Florence Phillips, on Mill Creek Rd. where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may call there at the home until the funeral hour. The last rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Smith, with burial to follow in the Maddy Cemetery under the direction of the Miller’s Home for Funerals. Pallbearers will be Hetzel Russell, Fred Root, Guy Brinker, Herb Smith, Floyd Leonard and Charles Shaver.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 14, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Phillips, William

William Phillips Rites Set Today
     William Phillips, long in poor health, died Saturday p.m. at his home a short distance above the mouth of Swan Creek. He would have been 78 years old on May 17.
     Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Swan Creek Baptist Church, in charge of Rev. Oma Williams, burial by C.R. Halley.
     Mr. Phillips, a well-known resident of Ohio Twp., is survived by his wife, Ella Layne Phillips and these eight children: Lewis and Fred Phillips, Mrs. Donald Ours, Mrs. Charles Fulks and Mrs. Stanford Layne, all of Bladen; Carl Phillips, living at the parental home; Mrs. Lemma Smith and Mrs. Eva Dickey, both of Athens.

[Note from stone: Swan Creek Cemetery, Ohio Twp. 1870 - 1948]

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


Phister, Eleanor

Former Resident of Gallia County Dead
Mrs. Eleanor Phister Was A Member Of Prominent Family
     Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Eleanor H. Phister, daughter of the late Dr. W.F. Hannan of Swan Creek, this county and widow of C.M. Phister, died Tuesday July 19, at South Norwalk, Connecticut. She had been ill for more than four years.
     She leaves one son, Lawrence H. Phister, Kansas City, MO and three sisters, Mrs. Mary H. Morrison and Miss Emma Hannan of Swan Creek and Mrs. Laura Worthington of Maysville, KY.
     Funeral will be held Sunday, July 24, from her sister's home in Maysville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 21, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown