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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

Piatt, Robert

Robert Piatt Dead
     Robert Piatt, 76, died June 17, 1926, at Mercerville. Funeral services were at the Bethlehem church Sunday morning by Rev. Cremeens.

[Note: Death certificate states: B.2 July 1842 - D.17 June 1926. Buried Bethlehem Cem - Father John Piatt]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Pickens, Ida May [Siders]

Sudden Death
Mrs. George F. Pickens Ate a Hearty Breakfast And Dies in Half an Hour
     Mrs. Ida May Pickens, wife of Geo. F. Pickens, and daughter of George and Nancy Siders, gave birth to a baby girl three and a half weeks ago, and had not recovered her usual health though was up from bed a little and ate a good breakfast, remarking it is said, that she thought she would remain up tomorrow. Her husband who is employed on the construction force of the Citizens Telephone Co., had gone to his work and she was left with her sister, mother and children. Directly after breakfast she was taken suddenly with rheumatic pains, she having been suffering with inflammatory rheumatism. They grew so bad that her husband and Dr. Ellsworth were sent for arriving about the time she died, which was at 7:30.
     She was about 28 years old and is survived by husband and four children, the eldest 13 years old and all little girls. Mr. Jacob Siders, a brother and one sister survive her, besides her mother. Definite arrangements for the funeral have not been made, but it is presumed that the services will be conducted at her late home at No. 123, 4th avenue, and the interment at Mound Hill by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Pickens is highly spoken of as wife and mother and her death, surrounded by her little children so much in need of a mother’s care, makes the case a very sad one and calls for universal sympathy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 19, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pickens, Margaret J. [Turner]

     Margaret Pickens, 85, Rte. 160, Kerr, died Saturday morning at her residence. She was born September 13, 1894, near Lancaster, to the late Albert and Rosetta Hood Turner. She married David Pickens, Logan, who preceded her in death in 1966. She and her husband operated the Keener Sand and Clay Company, Kerr.
     Surviving are four daughters and one son: Mrs. Earl (Julia) Prose, Mrs. Vance (Louise) Johnson, Mrs. Charles (Mary Ann) Wood, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Margaret Margoles, New Haven, Conn.; and Eugene Pickens, Gallipolis. Sixteen grand and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. One sister, Mrs. Viola McDonald, Lancaster, survives. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She was a Gallia County resident since 1919 and a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church.
     Mass of Christian burial was held at 9:30 a.m. today at the St. Louis Catholic Church, with the Rev. A. J. Golubiewski officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Cremeens Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 5, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pickens, Minnie F

Mrs. O.A. Pickens Dies
     Mrs. A. O. Pickens, aged 48 died Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. after a year's illness. Mrs. Pickens was the mother of nine children, three of whom, Elsie 9, Stanton 8 and Delicia 4, with two step-children, Charlotte 16 and Minnie 14, are at home.
     She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 1 p.m. by Rev. E.C. Venz with burial at Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate...Minnie F. Pickens born Oct. 15, 1882 in WV; died Feb. 26, 1929 in Addison Township, Gallia County, Ohio; aged 46 years 4 months and 11 days. Parents: Stanton Bales (WV) and Permelia Stephens (WV). Obit typed as printed in paper...O.A. and A.O.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 28, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Pickett, Albert Eugene

Death Comes to Albert Pickett At 71
     Albert Eugene Pickett, whose home was near Crown City, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Holzer hospital, where he had been a patient for about two weeks, being seriously ill when admitted. He was seventy one years of age. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Trowbridge Pickett and eleven children: Edna, wife of Steve Clarw [Clark], residing in Gallipolis, Mrs. Virgie Irby, of Iowa, Roy Pickett, of Crown City, Clyde Pickett, of Marion, William Pickett, of Illinois, Ralph and Morris Pickett and Mrs. Georgia Lemons, of Huntington, Mrs. Evelyn Alphin, of Ironton, Ruby and Floyd Irvin Pickett at home.  A son, Orville Pickett is deceased.
     The remains are at the home of Mrs. Clark, on Cedar street at Fourth avenue. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Waid Radford Sunday at 2:30 at Swan Creek Chapel, under the auspices of I. O. O. F. of Bladen. Interment will be in Swan Creek cemetery under the direction of George Wthrholt [Wetherholt] and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 16, 1930
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Pickett, Alice

Mother of Thirteen Dies
     Mrs. Alice Pickett, 75, widow of Albert Pickett died Saturday night at her home north of Crown City.
Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at Swan Creek M. E. Church by Rev. Tracy Martindale, interment following in the churchyard cemetery.
     Surviving her are 13 sons and daughters, Mrs. Virginia Irby of Des Moines, Iowa; Clyde, Marion, William, Ithamar, Ralph and Morris Pickett, Mrs. Georgia Lemon, Huntington; Roy Pickett, Crown City; Mrs. Evelyn Alphin, Ironton; Mrs. Steve Clark, Gallipolis; Ruby and Floyd Pickett at home.

[Note: dates from stone at Swan Creek cemetery, Ohio Twp., 1863-1938]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

     In memory of Alice (Trobridge) Pickett, who was born in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio, April 16, 1863, departed this life at her home near the place of her birth, Saturday evening, June 4, 1938, being at that time 75 years, 2 months and 18 days of age.
     Her illness was of several months duration and she tenderly cared for by her children and neighbors. She was the daughter of Ferguson and Ruth Trobridge, early pioneers and honored citizens of this community.
     In 1881, she was united in marriage to Albert E. Pickett, who preceded her in death in 1930. Twelve children were born of this union, their eldest son, Orville, died about forty years ago. The surviving children are Virgie Irby of Perkin, Illinois; Clyde Pickett of Caledonia, Ohio; William and Ruby Pickett of Buda, Illinois; Ralph Pickett ad Georgia Leman of Huntington, WV; Morris Puckett of Chesapeake, Ohio; Edna Clark of Gallipolis, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Coffman of Ironton, Ohio; and Ray and Joe Pickett of Crown City, Ohio.
     Mrs. Pickett was a member of Victory [?] Baptist Church for many years and lived the example of an exemplary Christian. She was of a quiet, retiring disposition and devoted to her home and family. In her death the community has lost a good neighbor and a friend in time of need.

[Note: Buried in Swan Creek in Guyan Township.]

Gallipolis Paper
June 4, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Pickett, Emma E.

Suicide of Emma Pickett
     The suicide of Miss Emma Pickett of Ohio township is reported here today. She was the daughter of the Widow Pickett, 30 years old and in poor health. She was found Friday afternoon sitting in her rocking chair as though asleep, with a short [sic] [shot]  gun beside her and dead shot through the heart. At this writing it is all the particulars we have except that she was a sister of Mrs. Squire Trobridge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, January 6, 1900

     Mr. Wayne Lanier informs us that Miss Pickett, whose suicide is elsewhere mentioned had not been well for a long time and it affected her mentally to some extent.
     She will be buried at the Blake graveyard. She was an excellent young lady and left besides her mother, two brothers, A. E. and Chas. Pickett, the first being land appraiser of that town-ship, and two sisters at home, she being the youngest.
     Her mother had just gone out a moment before and had not the slightest intimation of such a thing being liable to happen. She touched the gun off with a yard stick.

[Note: Feb. 28, 1864 – Jan. 5, 1900; Age 35 yrs. 10 das. She was the daughter of Libin H. & Harriet Henry Pickett.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, January 6, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Pickett, Lucy

In Memory
Lucy Pickett
     Lucy Pickett. daughter of Libni H. and Harriett Pickett, died March 18, 1933, at her home in Crown City, aged 76 years, leaving one sister, Mrs. Laura Layne of Proctorville, Ohio, R. 1, and a number of neices and nephews to mourn her demise.

Card of Thanks - I desire to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of Crown City and vicinity for their kindness to my sister, Lucy Pickett, during her stay in Crown City; I thank the children of Crown City for their kindness and thank the people also for their kindness during her sickness and death; thank the nurses and undertaker and those that helped at the burial and those that furnished cars; thank all that helped in any way and thank the Lord for so many kind hearts in the little village of Crown City.
                                   Her sister, Laura Layne
                                   Proctorville, O., R. 1

[Note: Blake Cemetery, Ohio Twp tombstone birth date 1857]

Gallipolis paper
March 18, 1933
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Pierce, Albert

Albert Pierce Claimed Today
Rites Set Thursday For Veteran Farmer
     Albert Pierce, 87, longtime farmer at Teens Run and on the Lower River Rd., died at 1:10 AM today at his home in Rio Grande, where he had resided for the past four years. He had been ill for more than a year and confined to his home for the past few weeks.
     Born Nov. 6, 1862, on Teens Run, to Archelus and Mary Cubbage Pierce, the decedent was a railroad employee in Bloominton, Ill., a half-century ago. Two events important in his life happened in Bloominton: (1) he met Louise Van Buskirk, whom he later married-she survives after 35 years of being his wife; and (2) he became a Mason just 50 years ago, and he is now a member of Morning Dawn Lodge, Gallipolis.     Both Mr. and Mrs. Pierce were members of the OES in Bloominton, even up to the time of his death.
     Besides the widow, there is only one other surviving relative in Gallia County: Mrs. E. N. Tarrier, a second cousin, wife of the Bidwell postmaster.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday in the Wetherholt Funeral Home, the Rev. Phillip Scott, pastor of the Simpson Chapel Methodist Church (of which decedent was a member), officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: from death certificate d. 2 May 1950]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount

Pierce, Archelaus

Oldest Resident Dead.
     Mr. Archelaus Pierce, the oldest resident in Gallia county, passed away Sunday morning at his home in Clay township. Had he lived until Sept. 6, Mr. Pierce would have attained the age of 97.
     All of his family have preceded him in death save two sons--Edward of Pittsburg and Albert at home. Mr. Pierce was born in Mecklenburg, N. Y., and came to Gallia county some 70 years ago, residing first in the Cheshire neighborhood and later locating in Clay township, where he had lived for more than helf a century. Mr. Pierce was a most interesting old gentleman and could tell many interesting experiences of pioneer days in the Ohio valley. He had been quite feeble for a number of years.
      The funeral services were held at Clay Chapel Tuesday afternoon.

[Note: Dates from stone at Clay Chapel Cemetery, Clay Twp.: Born: 4 Sep 1817, Died 30 Aug 1914]

Gallia Times
Sept. 2, 1914
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Pierce, Charles H.

Pierce Rites Announced
     GALLIPOLIS -  Charles H. Pierce, age 67, former O.H.E. employe, died Thursday at the home of his cousins, P. W. [Thomas W.] and Mollie Johnson, 1915 Chatham Avenue. He had been ill for several years.
     Mr. Pierce was born May 31st, 1877, at Prattsville, Vinton County, and was a son of Jack A. and Eliza Shirkey Pierce. Miss Johnson and her brother, now overseas, orphaned in early life, had made their home with Mr. Pierce, at Kaylong, W. Va., for some years and for the past fifteen years in Gallipolis. Besides these relatives, he leaves a son, John H. Pierce of Chicago.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home by the Rev. Everett Dulaney, with burial following in Pine Street Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
Friday, October 20, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierce, Emily

     Mrs. Emily Pierce, wife of Wm. Pierce of Maple Shade, died this morning after a long illness, with consumption and aged 56 years. Besides her husband, who is left to mourn the departure of a good companion, she left four children, one of whom is married—Mrs. Lee Arrington.
     Funeral services Saturday afternoon. Burial by Wetherholt over the river at the Arrington graveyard.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Friday, July 5, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Pierce, Pearl [Smith]

Mrs. Pierce is Claimed at 59
     Mrs. Pearl Pierce, 59, wife of James Pierce, a resident of Rt. 2 Gallipolis, near Rodney, died in Holzer hospital at 11 a.m. Tuesday. She had been a patient there for seven weeks. She had been a resident of Gallia county for 10 years.
     Mrs. Pierce was born in Kentucky on Sept. 25, 1905, daughter of the late E.P. and Elizabeth Kaiser Smith, She was twice married, her first being to Leonard Hall, who preceded her in death. Two sons surviving that union are Joe Hall of Youngstown and Buford Hall of Rt. 2 Gallipolis. There are six grandchildren. Her second marriage in 1949 was to James Pierce, who survives.
     Other survivors are seven sisters, Mrs. Bertha Collins of Wise, Va., Mrs. Cinda Watts of Hallie, Ky., Mrs. Minerva Goodson of Vinton, Mrs. Sally Jenkins of Kimball, W, Va., Mrs. Virgie Adams, Mrs. Martha Campbell and Mrs. Ida Caudill all of Viper, Ky.
     Mrs. Pierce was a member of Rodney Methodist Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the McCoy Funeral home. Rev. Donald Rankin will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Fiends may call at the funeral home on Thursday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 14, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley

Pierce, Wm.

Death of Wm. Pierce
     Squire William Pierce, of Angola whose sickness has been frequently mentioned died last night at his father’s residence after a long illness with fever. He was unmarried but a gentleman highly regarded by all who knew him. He was a prominent Odd Fellow and that order will have charge of his burial tomorrow. He was one of the best men in the county.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
26 Dec 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Pierce, William Cubbage

     William Cubbage Pierce, whose death from paralysis Christmas day was briefly noted in Saturday’s Journal, was laid to rest in beautiful Clay Chapel cemetery at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the presence of the largest funeral concourse ever witnessed in that neighborhood. A delegation of Odd Fellows of Ariel lodge, of this city, of which the deceased had been a member for the past four years, charted the Carrie Brown and arrived at Bashore’s Landing one mile above Chambersburg at 12 o’clock. The delegation was met at the landing by the local members of the order in that neighborhood and formed in line and proceeded to the Pierce homestead a short distance back from the river. Undertaker Wetherholt had the remains in readiness for the delegation who immediately took charge of the remains of their brother and proceeded to Clay Chapel church where a brief, but eloquent address was delivered by Rev. H. E. Brill, pastor of Eureka M. E. circuit. The pall bearers who were all brother Odd Fellows, were James S. Clark, Robert Irion, L. L. Meal, Julius M. Kaufman, John Bashore and O. A. Patterson.
     ‘Squire Pierce, as the deceased was generally called, was the second son of Archelaus and Mary C. Pierce and was born in the old brick Cubbage dwelling near the place of his death on March 4, 1859. He acquired a good common school education in the schools of that vicinity and was an extensive reader of our best current literature. In politics he was a Republican and was honored by his party with the nomination and election of Justice of the Peace of Clay township, which office her held at the time of his death. He was also a member of the County Republican and Central and Executive Committees.
     Besides his venerable father and mother he leaves two brothers, Edward, of Pittsburg, and Albert, of Bloomington Ill, to mourn his demise. A marked testimonial to the life and high estimation in which the deceased was held was the large assembly of mourners at his grace. In his youth, boyhood and manhood the deceased was a companion and friend of the writer. His life was an open book and no act of his, private of public, was ever criticized.
                    J. A. Martindill

Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Pierotti, Esther May [Burris]

     Esther May Burris Pierotti, 88, of Gallipolis, passed away Wednesday evening, January 8, 2003, at Holzer Senior Care Center. Born near Apple Grove, West Virginia, on June 30, 1914, she was the youngest daughter of the late Charles E. and Louoretha Nibert Burris.
     She and her husband, Hugo, operated Vince’s Place on Court Street in the 1940s and 1950s. They later operated the H&E Shoe Repair Shop on Second Avenue until their retirement. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo Pierotti, in 1993, a grandson, Timothy Richie, in 1976; three brothers, Bill, Harold and Charles Burris; and two sisters, Erma Watts and Carrie Wallis.
     She is survived by a daughter, Rosa Lee (Bob) Ritchie of Gallipolis; five grand-children, Catherine (David) Donnally, Thomas (Lisa) Richie and John Richie, all of Gallipolis, Christine (Jim) Fisher of Jackson, and Diane (Jerry) Bonecutter of Glenwood, West Virginia; nine great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and many good friends.
     Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2003, at St. Louis Catholic Church, with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2003. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. To send a condolence to the family, go to

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 10, 2003
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, Frank Fiedele

Frank Pierotti Dies Thursday
     Frank Fiedele Pierotti, 42, died at Holzer hospital at 10:45 p.m. Thursday evening. His illness was rather brief as he had entered the hospital last Saturday, and was under treatment for a heart condition. He had spent the larger part of his life in Gallipolis and was widely known as the operator of Joe’s Place on the Public Square and of an inn, filling station, and motel, in Kanauga.
     The deceased was born in Dayton on Dec. 31, 1912, and shortly after that the family moved to Gallipolis. He attended the local schools and was graduated from Gallia Academy in the class of 1931. While a student at the Academy, he was a member of the football team. Of a retired and quiet turn, he was a favorite and well-liked citizen.
     He was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (DeCarlos) Pierotti, who survives. His father died Oct. 30, 1945, and another break in the family came with the death of an older brother, Vince, on March 16, 1944.
Frank was married to Virgie Marie Crews on Sept. 3, 1938, and to this union were born four children who survive with his widow. They are Jo Anne, Frank, Jr., Rose Marie and John Hugo. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Eva) Young and a brother, Hugo, of Gallipolis. Pierotti was a member of Saint Louis Catholic Church and of the Elks and Eagles lodges.
     High Mass will be sung for the deceased at Saint Louis Church by Rev. Father Adolph Golubiewski at 9 a.m. Monday. Rosary service will be said at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 19, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, Frank J.

F. J. Pierotti
     Frank J. Pierotti, Jr., 34, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday on the Addison Bulaville Rd. while en route to the hospital. He had been in failing health since July. The operator of a trailer park on the Addison-Bulaville Rd., he was born Jan. 4, 1942 in Gallipolis to Virgie Crews Pierotti, Gallipolis and the late Frank Pierotti, Sr.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Emily Massie whom he married Oct. 6, 1975; one brother, John, Cheshire, and two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Rose) Porter, and Mrs. Dan (Jo Ann) Williams, both of Addison.
A member of St. Louis Catholic Church, he also belonged to the Gallipolis Elks Club, Gallipolis Gun Club, the Moose Lodge of Point Pleasant and Carpenters Local Union 650, Pomeroy. He served in the U S. Army from 1966-1968.
     Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. A. J. Golublewski officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 8 to 9 pm. Friday. Rosary service will be 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 4, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, J. Hugo

     J. Hugo Pierotti, 82, 701 Russell Drive, Ocoee, Fla., died Saturday, July 17, 1993 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was a former Gallipolis businessman, member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and former member of the Gallipolis Elks Club and Gallipolis Boat Club.
     He was born February 25, 1911 in Gallipolis, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Del Carlos Pierotti. He graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1933 and operated several businesses -- White Star Restaurant, Vince’s, Comet Restaurant and Bar, the Gallipolis Distribution Company and a shoe repair business.
     Survivors include his wife, Esther M. Burris; one daughter, Rosalee (Bobby) Richie of Gallipolis; one sister, Eva (Robert) Young of Gallipolis; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild.
     Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Prayer services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Services will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 19, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, Joe

Joe Pierotti, 63, Died At 11:45
     Joe Pierotti, retired, who owned and occupied the former C. C. Ingels home at 227 Second Ave., died about 11:45 this forenoon at the Holzer Hospital. He had just partaken of the noon meal when he suffered a heart attack and quickly succumbed. He was 63 years old on Sunday last.
     Mr. Pierotti, who came here a generation ago to work for A. Fontana, later engaging in the fruit business for himself, had been in poor health the last four years. About two years ago he suffered a further setback. He had a slight stroke on Sept. 28 and was then taken to the hospital.
     Decedent long operated the café at 312 Second Ave. which his son, Frank, has operated the last few years. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Pierotti; another son, Hugo, who has the café on Court St. named for his brother, the late Vince Pierotti, and a daughter, Eva, at home. There are three living sisters, Mrs. Pauline Angelitti of Pomeroy and two in Italy. There are four grandchildren.
     Mr. Pierotti was born in Betteglia, Italy, which is also the birthplace of his first cousin, Mrs. Fontana. He came to this country when a young man; was in Iowa for a while; worked hard, and prospered.
     The body was removed to the mortuary of G. J. Wetherholt & Sons. Joe Pierotti was quiet and reserved and yet a genial man, who made a legion of warm friends in Gallipolis and Gallia County.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 30, 1945

Pierotti Funeral At 9 Saturday
     Funeral services for Joe Pierotti will be held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at St. Louis Catholic Church, in charge of Rev. Father Vincent Shiele. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery
     The body will be removed from the mortuary of G. J. Wetherholt & Sons to the Pierotti home, 227 Second Ave. Friday morning. There will be a prayer service there at 7:30 that evening. Before the removal, friends may call at the Wetherholt Funeral home to view the features.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 31, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, John Hugo

     John Hugo Pierotti, age 63, of Gallipolis, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. Born August 19, 1946, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Frank and Virgie Crews Pierotti. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Shirley F. Mullins Pierotti, and by a brother Frank Pierotti.
     John was a retired employee of M and G Polymers, and currently operated his own consulting business, doing Health and Safety Training through Buckeye Hills to local industries. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. John was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107, where he also served for many years as CP Chairman and helped with many programs and activities at the lodge. He also served as the State Chairman of the Elks Drug Awareness Program. John also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and working with kids.
     He is survived by a son, John J. Pierotti of Gallipolis; a daughter, Christine (Ronnie) Morrison of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, Calista Faith Barnes-Pierotti, and Amanda Grace Barnes-Pierotti, both of Gallipolis; two sisters, JoAnn Hannan of Gallipolis, and Rose (Buck) Walls of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday November 16, 2009, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Elks Memorial Services will be conducted at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home by the PER Association of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge.
An online guest registry is available at

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 13, 2009
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, Josephine

Mrs. Pierotti Passes Away At Her Home
     Mrs. Josephine Pierotti, 72, died at 5:15 a.m. today at her home, 227 Second Ave. Mrs. Pierotti was born on March 18, 1889 in Bagni de Lucca, Italy. She had been a resident of Gallipolis since 1919, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Maybell Glannini De Carlos.
     Her marriage was to Joseph Pierotti, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. Surviving children are Mrs. Robert (Eva) Young and Hugo Pierotti, both of Gallipolis. There are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death, Vince and Frank. A sister and brother preceded her in death. Surviving brothers are Ernest Del Carlos of Buffalo, N.Y., and Frank Del Carlos of San Francisco, Calif.
     Mrs. Pierotti was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and of the Catholic Women’s Club. Prayers will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Mass will be at St. Louis Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Friday with burial in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon.

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

Pierotti, Vincent

Pierotti Funeral At 8:30 Saturday
     Funeral services for Vincent Pierotti will be held at 8:30 (slow time) Saturday at the St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
     Mr. Pierotti, who had been in poor health for some months, died in his apartment over his place of business on Court Street shortly before noon Thursday. He was 35 years old last November 13, being the oldest of the four children of Joseph and Josephine Del Carlo Pierotti. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but had spent most of his years here and was extensively acquainted.
     Surviving besides the parents are his wife, formerly Virginia Mayes Logan; two brothers, Hugo and Frank Pierotti; sister, Eva Pierotti.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 17, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pierotti, Virgie Marie [Crews]

     Virgie Marie Pierotti, 72, Addison, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past three years. Born Nov. 2, 1911, in Flat Top, W. Va., daughter of the late John and Edith Lilly Crews, she was a retired owner-operator of a restaurant. A member of St. Louis Catholic church, she was also a member of the St. Louis Women’s Society.
     She married Frank Pierotti in November, 1938, in Chillicothe and he also preceded her in death in March, 1954. Surviving are a son, John of Centenary; two daughters, Mrs. Homer (Joan) Hannan and Mrs. Lee (Rose) Walls, both of Addison; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild, and a brother, Basil of Patriot. She was also preceded in death by a son, Frank, Jr., in 1976; and by a brother and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Louis Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 27, 1984
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pigman, John

John Pigman, 52, Succumbs
     John Pigman, 52, a resident of Rt. 2 Vinton, died suddenly Wednesday evening in Franklin, Ind. Mr. Pigman was a native of Lawrence county, Ky., son of the late George and Sarah Samons Pigman. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Pendleton and Mrs. Virgil Jackson, both of Farmington, Mich.
     Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral home on Saturday. Date and hour of the funeral services will be announced later. Burial will be in the Pendleton family cemetery on Rt. 2 Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 16, 1966

Pigman, John

     Services for John Pigman, 52, who died Wednesday in Franklin, Ind., will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Jackson residence on Rt. 2, Vinton. Burial will be in the Pendleton Cemetery under direction of the McCoy Funeral Home.

Sunday Times Sentinel
December 18, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pike, Mary Jane [Layne]

Aged 91, Mrs. Curt Pike Died Sunday
Mrs. Mary Jane Pike, wife of Curt Pike, died Sunday at 2 p.m. at her home in Crown City at the age of ninety-one years. Two daughters and a son survive, Mrs. Lucy Ferguson of Lesage, W. Va., Mrs. Georgia Rankin and William Pike of Crown City. Mrs. Pike’s maiden name was Layne and she also leaves a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark of Charleston, a half sister, Mrs. George Lambert of Bladen, and several grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held in the Crown City M. E. church Tuesday at 2 o’clock with Rev. John Hall officiating. Burial in the church cemetery by F. L. Stevers.

[Note: 1/9/1846 - 3/7/1937; Age 91 yrs. 1 mo. 28 das. She was the daughter of James & Sarah Hawkins Layne. Census has spouse listed as Craig P. Pike.]

Gallipolis Daily TribuneMonday,
March 8, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pilcher, Florence [Sibley]

Death of Mrs. Pilcher
     Mrs. Florence Pilcher, widow of the Rev. Nelson Pilcher, died at the home of her son-in-law, Prof. Kirkendall of the Zanesville public schools, Sunday evening at 7:40. She was well up in the 80’s, and the last survivor among the children of the Rev. Ezekiel Sibley, who many years ago lived in the house torn down to make room for the Alfred Henking residence on State Street.
     Mrs. Pilcher was a sister of Judge Sibley, who died last November and the aunt of Frank L. and W. G. Sibley. The funeral will be at Canaanville in Athens county, Wednesday, where the Pilchard family resided for many years. Mrs. Pilcher was a most estimably woman and raised a large family now residing at various points. Her service as a wife and mother was typical of the best womanhood of the country.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Pillow, Lucy [Gardner]

Death of Former Resident
     Word has reached George Wetherholt & Son to prepare for the burial of Mrs. W. J. Pillow, who resided at Canal Winchester, at Mound Hill on Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Pillow formerly lived near Mound Hill where Mr. Pillow was sexton for some years. The remains will arrive here Thursday on the noon Hocking Valley train. Services were held at Canal Winchester.

[Note: 5/7/1847 - 6/18/1923 Age: 76 yrs. 1 mo. 11 das. d/o John & Sarah Eads Gardner per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 20, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pillows, Lucy Evlin

Death of Child
     Lucy, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pillows, living near town on the Portsmouth road died Saturday morning of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted by Rev. A. P. Cherrington at 3 o’clock Sunday. Burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

[Note: 4/19/1907 - 3/19/1910]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 23, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pillow, Rachel  [Gaskins]

Death of Mrs. T. J. Pillow
     Mrs. J. J. Childers received a message stating the death of her mother, Mrs. T. J. [Thomas Jackson] Pillow, of Fayetteville, Ark. having died at eight o’clock Tuesday morning after two week’s illness of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Swigert where she has resided since the death of her husband, four years ago.
     Interment will take place today at Anadarko, Oklahoma, by the side of her husband. She was sixty-five years of age, and survived by three daughters, one brother and a sister.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Pillows, T. J.

     Mr. T.J. Pillows died at Anardarke, Oklahoma, Monday, March 27, 1905, and was buried there Thursday.  His daughter, Mrs. Jeff Childers, attended the funeral.  Mr. Pillows for several years was the sexton at Mound Hill Cemetery and went to Oklahoma about five years ago.  He was an Odd Fellow and for many years had been a member of the Baptist Church.  He was an honorable, clever gentleman and many friends here will regret his death.  He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Jeff Childers, Mrs.Horace Brothers, and Mrs. Swigert.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 31, 1905
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Pincelli, Dorothy

Dorothy Pincelli
     ALBANY - Dorothy Pincelli, 76, Albany, died Friday, March 19, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. Born in Albany, daughter of the late Pearl and Ollie Kenney Coe, she was a graduate of Albany High School and a housewife. She was also a graduate of Lillian Johnson Beauty Academy, Columbus, and was a member of the Albany VFW Auxiliary, Pearl Chapel United Methodist Church and the American Association of Retired Persons.
     Surviving are her husband, O.D. Pincelli; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Norman Wires of Albany; a son, Robert Pincelli of Columbus; two grandchildren; a brother, Roger Coe of Albany; and two cousins. She was also preceded in death by four aunts and an uncle.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with the Rev. Jim Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. VFW Auxiliary services will be conducted in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Monday.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
Gallipolis, Ohio
March 21, 1993
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Pinkerman, Eva [Barry]

     Eva Pinkerman, 93, 1387 North High Street, Columbus, formerly of Gallia County died Tuesday, April 6, 1993, at Pinecrest Care Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1900 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Lafayette and Ida Moore Barry. She was a retired employee of the Ohio State University and a member of King Avenue United Methodist Church, Columbus.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Billey (Edna) Halley of Mercerville, and Mrs. Fred (Erma) Lewis of Columbus; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hineman of Crown City, and Mrs. Hildred Watson of Scottown; and two brothers, Olaf Barry of Florida, and Junior Barry of Dayton.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Cremeens Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 1993
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Pinney, Cora

Death of Mrs. Pinney
     Mrs. Cora Pinney, widow of the late Edward Pinney, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ramsey, near Evergreen, last Sunday evening, aged 36 years. She had been sick about a year with lung trouble. Besides her parents she leaves a son, about 16 years of age, two brothers, James and Wilbert Ramsey, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Neal. She was a kind hearted lady, and indulgent mother and was loved and respected by a host of friends who will be grieved by her death. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. McBride. Interment following at the Long Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 30, 1903
Transcribed by Jan Rader

Piper, Lizzie

Mrs. Piper Suicides
Commits a Terrible Act by Hanging Herself in a Barn
     Last Tuesday evening the vicinity of Rowlesville was startled as it had never been before, when the news spread that Mrs. Lizzie Piper, widow of the late Benj. Piper, had commited suicide by hanging herself in the barn.
     It seems as though she had carefully planned the affair, as she told Miss Emma Cherrington, who was staying with her, to go to the mail box after the mail and she would do the milking during her absence, and when Miss Cherrington returned she found the lifeless body of Mrs. Piper hanging in the barn. It will be remembered that Mr. Piper was accidently killed a few years ago by falling from the haymound in the same barn, and his tragic death so weighed upon her mind that she finally became mentally unbalanced. She had made several attempts to take her life, and finally succeded last Tuesday evening. Last fall she jumped in a cistern and was rescued by her daughter Mrs. Pearl Andrews, and only a few weeks ago she had a rope around her neck ready to leap into eternity when she was rescued by Miss. Emma Cherrington.
     It is a most deplorable affair and the sympathies of the entire county go out to the daughter, Mrs. Selmer Andrews who is the only child. The gloom of the traggic death of both her parents will indeed be hard to bear.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Apr. 29, 1911
Transcribed by J. Farley

Pitchford, Callie  [Johnston]

Mrs. Rufus A. Pitchford Dies At Alexander
Husband and Six Children Survive – Funeral Will Be Held 2 Sunday
     Mrs. Callie Johnston Pitchford, wife of Rufus A. Pitchford, passed away yesterday at their home near Alexander church in Green tp. Though her health had been poor a long time, her final illness lasted but three weeks.
     Mrs. Pitchford was nearing her 49th birthday, having been born in West Virginia on Nov. 17, 1887. She and family came to Gallia county from that state and were well known and highly esteemed in the various communities in which they had lived. She was a daughter of “Doc” and Alice [Martin] Johnston.
     Eight years ago the Pitchfords acquired the Buell Russell farm, having previously lived on what is now the Virgil Northup farm at Raccoon Island and before that on the farm now owned by W. H. Schwartzwalder beyond the Children’s Home.
     Mrs. Pitchford is survived by her husband and six children; Elmer and Robert Pitchford, Columbus; Mrs. Elaine Baker of the Lower River road; Betty, Frank and Margaret, all at home. There are three brothers and two sisters survive: William Johnston, Mrs. Loma Barnett and Mrs. Ella Thompson, Charleston; Wesley, Egeria, W. Va., and Cleveland Johnston, Bidwell.
      Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Frye at Alexander at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial in Mound Hill by O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 4, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pitchford, Walter C.

Death Results From Horse Kick
     Walter C. Pitchford, 74, prominent farmer of the Campaign community, Rt. 1 Bidwell, died in Holzer Hospital at 12:20 p.m., Sunday. He had been a patient at the hospital since June 25, when he was admitted after being kicked by a horse on his farm.
     Mr. Pitchford was a native of West Virginia, having been born in Putnam county, Sept. 19, 1881, the son of the late Frank and Susan Hanson Pitchford. On March 1, 1903, he was married to Lillie Moltz, a native of Putnam county, and she survives. They removed to Gallia County in 1916 and in 1919 they purchased the Sam Daniels farm where they have since made their home.
     To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Cloyd (Icel) Morris, Rt. 1 Bidwell, and Mrs. Homer (Esther) Russell, Dayton. Three brothers and two sisters who survive are Rufus, Rio Grande, Romie and Claude, Toledo, Mrs. Grace Fife, Logan, W. Va., and Mrs. Bernice Arbuckle, Miamisburg.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, with Rev. Milo Moore, Coalton, a former Gallia county minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy’s until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 5, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Pitrat, Charles F.

Death of Charles F. Pitrat
     The above announcement will be received by our readers with more than ordinary regret and sorrow. To know him was to love him. Of delicate mould, fair, tender as a woman, amiable and sweet in disposition, inoffensive as an infant, kind and considerate to all, he seemed to be utterly without an enemy on earth. He was one of the three children of the late Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Pitrat, of Buffalo, W. Va., none of whom survive, but his brother, Will A. Pitrat, of Kansas City, at whose residence he passed away, Sunday morning, April 9th, 1893, after an illness with pneumonia of only nine days.
     Mr. Pitrat came here about 1877, and went into business with the late firm of Jerman Bovie & Co., and continuing, until that firm dissolved and was merged into that of Henking Bovie & Co., in which company he was still a partner, occupying the responsible position in their branch house, of manager of the financial deparment[sic], of Bovie Heddens & Co., of Kansas City, at the time of his death.
     He was born at Buffalo, W. Va., September 13, 1853, and hence was less than forty years of age, in the prime of his manhood and mental ability, and with every promise of long years of usefulness and honor before him.
     His remains were forwarded to Gallipolis, and were met by the Order of Elks at the depot of the C. H. V. & T. R. R., at noon to-day (Wednesday) and escorted to the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. C., W,. Henking, on State street, where the funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at half-past two o'clock, by Rev. F. P. Lutz of St. Peters Church, the burial following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son, under the auspices of the Order of Elks, of which he was an esteemed member , and of which, sad to say, he was the second member, here, to die.

"Death lies on him like an
untimely frost,
Upon the sweetest flower of
all the field."

Gallipolis Journal
April 12, 1893
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards

Pitrat, Jean Marie

First Lady Of Gallipolis Passes In Her 85th. Year
Mrs. Julius E. Pitrat Ends A Beautiful Life
     Mrs. Jean Marie Menager Pitrat died about 8:30 this morning, Feb. 25, 1915, of old age, at her residence on the corner of State and Third Avenue. She was born July 17, 1830 and was in her 85th. year.
     She was the widow of Julius Etienne Pitrat, one of the finest Frenchmen who ever made Gallipolis his home and the distinguished inventor of the computing scale, having married Sept. 22, 1852. Her parents were Peter and Margaret Menager,her father having been the second child born in Gallipolis.
     Six of Mrs. Pitrat's eight children survive her: Mrs. Robert H. Hoover of Los Angeles, CA; Emile and Claude Pitrat of Zion City, IL; Creuzet Pitrat of Phoenix, AZ; Mrs. Arthur A. Ralston of Cheshire and Miss Alice C. at home. She leaves six talented grandchildren also.
     Mrs. Pitrat's mother and her husband also, we believe, were born in Lyons, France.. Her schooling was at Gallipolis and at Notre Dame in Cincinnati, where she spent the years 1846-47. She was the oldest surviving pupil of Gallia Academy.
     Mrs. Pitrat was a very beautiful woman, both in her younger and later years and her character was beautiful as her countenance. We were thrown several years ago when taking French with her husband and became a great admirer of her intelligence, intellectual alertness, amiability and exquisite courtesies. She was a lady of the finest qualities, gently, sweet and lovable. Her religious faith was that of the Universalist Church.
     The day and hour of the funeral will be at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Feb. 25, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Plantz, Benjamin

     GALLIPOLIS - Services for Benjamin Franklin Plantz, 23, of 92 Chillicothe Rd., who was killed Thursday in a traffic accident, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Cecil Dillon, pastor of the Church of God, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by members of Lafayette Post 27, American Legion. Mr. Plantz was discharged last April after three years service in the Army.

Athens Sunday Messenger
January 17, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Plantz, (?enny Edward)

Death of an Infant
     (?)enny Edwards, 12 months of son of Mr. and Mrs. George Plantz, died Sunday noon at the home of the child’s grandparents on the river road. Funeral services will be held at the grandparents home. Rev. Mr. Sheline will conduct the services. Burial will be Pine Street cemetery by Undertaker Geo. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: First letter of first name on obituary was indecipherable.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 11, 1921
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Plantz, Walter

     Walter Plantz, 81, 33 Neil Ave., Gallipolis, died Tuesday night at the Holzer Medical Center. He worked for 22 years at the Ford Agencies in Gallipolis and retired from the Gallipolis Police Dept. in 1968 after six years of service there. He was born Dec. 21, 1903 in Mason County, W. Va.
     Survivors include his wife, Anna Casto Plantz; three sons, Marshall Plantz of Woodland Hills, Calif., Ronald R. Plantz of Gallipolis, and Larry E. Plantz of Chesapeake, a daughter Margaret Lynn James of Graham, Texas, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was a member of The First Church of Nazarene Church of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at The First Church of Nazarene with Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Willis Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services.

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

Plummer, Mary [Vanden]

Mrs. Mary Vanden Plummer, 84, Dies; Burial Here Today
    Mrs. Mary Vanden Plummer, 84, native of Addison and former resident of Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at her home, 24 Euclid ave., Columbus.
     Funeral services were held at 7:30 last night in Columbus and the body was to be brought here for burial in Pine St. cemetery, being scheduled to arrive there about 2 o’clock, Funeral Director F. J. Entsminger was advised.
     Mrs. Plummer was the daughter of Joseph Vanden and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rose Gee, with whom she lived, and a brother, Harry Vanden of Philadelphia. The late Frank J. Vanden of Addison and the late Will H. Vanden of Rio Grande were also brothers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 27, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Plymale, David (Pete)

Mr. Plymale, 65, succumbs
     David (Pete) Plymale, 65, of 2001 Chatham Ave., Gallipolis, died at 7 a.m. today in Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Plymale had been in failing health the past month.
     A retired boilermaker, Mr. Plymale was born Dec. 25, 1907, in Gallia County, son of the late Divers and Lola Belcher Plymale. He is survived by one son, Garland (Chic) Plymale, Gallipolis. Two grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.
     The following sisters survive: Harold (Mary) Angel, Gallipolis; Mrs. Clarence (Mae) Barcus, Gallipolis; Mrs. Von (Olive) Hill, and Mrs. Ernie (Kate) McKibbins, both of Westerville. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     He spent all his life in Gallia County. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union, Local 105.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.

Unknown publication
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                        Top of Page

Plymale, Esther

Esther Plymale
     Esther B. Plymale, 85, Pine Crest Care Center, formerly of 27 Portsmouth Road, Gallipolis, died Thursday, April 22, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. She was a retired Bell Telephone operator and a member of Telephone Pioneers and the Bell Chapel Church.
     The daughter of the late Ira and Ella Baker Chick, she was born December 27, 1907 in Gallipolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, David Plymale and Samuel Clonch and two sisters, Irene Delaney and Carrie Chick.
     Survivors include one son, Garland Plymale; two grandchildren, Sherry Bergdoll and Richard Plymale; two great grandchildren, Chris and Charles Plymale, and one sister Eulah McConnehea, all of Gallipolis.
     Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.

Unknown publication
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI

Plymale, Hugh

Hugh Plymale Dead

Well Known Citizen Passes After Several Years of Suffering
     Mr. Hugh Plymale died at noon Friday, March 12, 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Porter, near Thivener. About fourteen years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which affected his right side and from which he never recovered but resulted in a general decline of health until the end came.
     Before his illness he was quite active in the affairs of his community, for several years serving as Justice of the Peace of Clay Township, was postmaster at Thivener, ran a genearl store and was interested with his brother in the flouring mill which was then operated at the same place. He was an active member of the Elizabeth Chapel Christian church for many years and was respected by all who knew him.
     He was the son of the late Hugh and Catherine Cottrell Plymale and was born in this county March 29, 1849. He leaves beside his wife to whom he was married fifty-one years ago the following children:
Mrs. E. A. Porter of Canton, Mont., W. E. Plymale of Detroit, Mich., J. G., H. C., and M. E. of Canton, Mont., Mrs. C. C. Porter of Clay Tp., Mrs. F. M. Boster of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. E. C. Stiger of Green Tp. He is also survived by a sister Mrs. Louise Bay of Huntington, W. Va., and half brothers J. A. of Huntington and Eugene Plymale of Clay Tp.
     The present arrangements for the funeral services are for Sunday at 1 P.M. at Elizabeth Chapel by Rev. W. E. Ewing and the interment following at Saint Nicholas Cemetery under the directions of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 13, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Plymale, Hugh

Hugh Plymale Dead

     Mr. Hugh Plymale, one of the best known residents of Gallia County, passed away Friday, March 12, 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Porter near Yellowtown. Some 14 years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered.
     Mr. Plymale was born in this county 71 years ago, the son of Hugh and Catherine (Cottrell) Plymale. For many years he was active in township and county affairs, serving as a Justice of the Peace in Clay township, postmaster at Thivener and he also operated a store there for many years.
     He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Christian Church, and of Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A. M. of this city.
Besides his wife, he leaves children, Mrs. E. A. Porter, J. G., H. C. and M. E. Plymale of Canton, Montana, W. E. Plymale of Detroit, Mrs. C. C. Porter of Clay township, Mrs. E. C. Steger of Green township, and Mrs. Floyd M. Boster of Detroit. A sister, Mrs. Louise Bay, resides in Huntington. Two half brothers, J. A. Plymale of Huntington, and Eugene Plymale of Clay township, also survive him.
     The funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Elizabeth Chapel by Rev. W. E. Ewing.

Gallia Times
Thursday, March 18, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Plymale, James Alfred

James Plymale Dies Saturday
     James Alfred Plymale, 78, of 15 Spruce St., died in Holzer hospital at 4:50 a.m., Saturday. He had been a patient in the hospital for over three weeks during which time he was in a critical condition. His failing health dates back 12 years when he developed a heart condition and his condition worsened last November. He spent most of his life as a farmer and retired from that occupation about the time he and his family removed to Gallipolis in March, 1926. After that time, he was employed by the county highway department, at the Gallipolis State Institute, and his last employment was at the naval depot at Pt. Pleasant.
     Plymale was born near Clipper Mills on June 17, 1878, the son of the late Stewart and Sarah Craft Plymale. He was married to the former Delma E. Houck on Dec. 2, 1906, and she survives. Three children were born to this union and the two surviving are Miss Belva Plymale of Columbus and Russell Alfred of Salt Lake City, Utah. A daughter, Ruby Evelyn preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 1919. There are two grandchildren.
     Other survivors are a sister and brother, Leroy, of Columbus and Mrs. Nettie Lenderman, Rt. 1 Gallipolis. Brothers and sisters who preceded him in death were: Divers, John M., Edward, Mrs. Alice Blain, Mrs. Belle Thevenin, Mrs. Hattie Allman and Mrs. Ann Dickey.
     Plymale and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past December. He had been a member of the Ohio Chapel Methodist church since young manhood and had been active at Grace Methodist church since coming here. He was also a member of the Ohio Valley Grange.
     Funeral services will be held at Ohio Chapel at 2 p.m., Tuesday with burial to follow in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. Monday, when the body will be taken to the late home where they may call until the funeral hour. Pallbearers will be Evan, Frank, John, Raymond and Virgil Plymale and Hobart Craft.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, February 16, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Plymale John A.

     The funeral services of the late John A. Plymale last Wednesday were largely attended by relatives and friends and members of the societies to which he belonged. He was buried at Mound Hill in a steel vault.

[Note: From tomstone 1855-1911]

Gallipolis papers
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall 

Plymale, John A.

John A. Plymale Died Suddenly
     John Anthony Plymale, aged 55, a native of Clay township and a life long resident of Gallia county, passed away at his home in Gallipolis Sunday morning from a stroke of apoplexy. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at his late home by Rev. A. P. Cherrington, the interment following at Mound Hill under direction of Rose Commandery, Knights Templar, with an escort from the local K. of P. and American Mechanics Lodges.
     Mr. Plymale was one of the best known residents of this county. In his earlier years he taught school, farmed and for some time engaged in the produce commission business. While in this field of business activity in 1899, he was elected treasurer of this county and filled that office for two terms most acceptably. He owned a large farm and while retaining his residence in this city, continued to give it much attention. Several years ago, he began to develop throat and asthmatic troubles and spent much time and money seeking relief. Added to these in the last year were heart trouble and Bright’s disease and he was finally overcome.
     Of his immediate family he is survived by his mother, his wife, who was Miss Mary Rucker, daughter of Capt. I. M Rucker of Crown City, and sons Fred and Stanley of this city, brothers Hugh of Clay Township, James of Huntington, A. E. Plymale of Catlin, Ill., and sisters Mrs. Theodosia Halley and Mrs. Mary Hardway of Harrison Township, and Mrs. Louisa Haskins and Mrs. Missouri Craft of Huntington.
Mr. Plymale was a kindly, companionable man, quiet and unassuming with a faculty of making and keeping friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, Jan., 13, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Plymale, Mary E. [Gilbert]

Mrs. Hugh Plymale Dead
     Mrs. Mary E, Plymale, 77, widow of Hugh Plymale, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 3, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Porter, where she had resided for seven years past.
     Mrs. Plymale was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gilbert and was a native of Green township. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. A. E. Porter, Helena, Montana, J. G. and Emma E. Plymale of Canton, Montana; H. C. Plymale of Townsend, Montana; W. E. Plymale and Mrs. Floyd M. Boster of Detroit; Mrs. C. C. Porter and Mrs. E. C. Stegers of Gallia County. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Plymale, Mrs. J. C. Ingels and Mrs. Eliza Frye, and a half brother, Mr. Silas E. Gilbert of this city.
     Funeral services were held at Elizabeth Chapel Sunday with burial in St. Nicholas cemetery.

Gallia Times
February 3, 1927
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

Plymale, Myrtie E.

Causes Death of Mrs. Oscar Plymale at Yellow Town
     Mrs. Oscar Plymale, of Yellow Town, died this Saturday morning, December 5, 1903, of smallpox. At this writing we do not know particulars as to her funeral or burial.
     Mrs. Plymale was a daughter of Mrs. Caroline Perkins, and was married to Mr. Plymale four or five years ago, who with a little two-year-daughter survives her. She also leaves two brothers LeRoy and Thos. J., both of this county, and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Irwin, wife of C. W. Irion, of Clipper Mill, and Mrs. Caddie Neibler, wife of John Niebler, of Harrison township.
     Mrs. Plymale was a niece of Attorney Roadarmour of this city and was a bright woman highly esteemed wherever known and was about 27 or 28 years old. Where she took the smallpox is a mystery, unless it was brought by a visitor from Portsmouth who it is said had been in quarantine but who had never had it herself. The death is a sad one and the bereaved will have the sympathy of all.
     There are two cases of smallpox in Walnut township, Nelson Thonton, and Wesley Stamper, and two cases in the McCall Family, Otto and Joseph. Cases of smallpox are reported on Lincoln Ridge and Clay Lick. There are said to be cases in Joe McCall’s family, but it is not so bad as reported.

[Note: Buried at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Clay Township.]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
December 5, 1903
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                       Top of Page

Plymale, Dr. Richard William

Dr. Richard William Plymale
     PLYMALE, Dr. Richard William – of Davison, [MIchigan] age 70, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at University of Michigan Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Friday, May 22, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church Flint, 746 S. Saginaw St., Flint, [Michigan]Dr. John Musgrave officiating. The family would like to welcome visitors one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Flint.
     Richard was born in Detroit, MI on November 17,1938, son of the late Dr. Luther and Florence (Widmaier) Plymale. He married Janice K. Ruppal at First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor [Michigan]. Richard attended First Presbyterian Church Flint and proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a dentist. He practiced family dentistry in Davison [MIchigan] for 42 years.
     Richard is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Plymale; sons, Bradley (Kiersten) Plymale, Kevin (Heidi) Plymale; grandchildren, Alec, Kate, Zachary, Ezra, and Eliza.

[Richard William Plymale was the grandson of William Ezra Plymale and Emma Belle Bane who moved to Detroit, Michigan ca 1920. William Ezra Plymale was the son of Hugh J. Plymale and Mary Eunice Gilbert]

Obituary from the funeral home website
May 13, 2009
Submitted by Joanne Galvin

Plymale, V. A. S.

Death of Mr. V. A. S. Plymale
     On Saturday morning, Mr. V. A. S. Plymale, of Clay township, died suddenly of heart disease. He was born in Monroe County, Virginia, September 12, 1839. For many years he had been a resident of Ohio, and for twenty-seven years was a consistent member of the M. E. Church.
     The funeral services were held at Ohio Chapel on Sunday, with a large attendance of relatives and friends, the funeral sermon being preached by the Rev. Jesse Ingles. The burial took place at the Plymale grave-yard, Messrs. C. Skees & Co., officiating. Mr. Plymale leaves a widow and ten children.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, February 21, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Plymell, Mrs.

     Died, in Clay township, on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Plymell, wife of Hugh Plymell, Esq.

[Note: Surname almost certainly misspelled. Probably Plymale.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 9, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Pogue, Richard

     The body of Richard Pogue, who was drowned from the steamer James Fisk, Jr., while on his way to attend the Colored Association in this city, was found in the Ohio river, opposite Kelly's landing, last Saturday evening.

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

Poindexter, Dolly A

     After a year of suffering with paralysis, Mrs. Poindexter, of Addison Tp., mother of Dr. A. and George Poindexter, died on Friday afternoon of last week. She was about 70 years of age, and a kind old lady. Her husband preceded her in death some years ago. Funeral and burial occurred on Sunday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept 17, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Poindexter, George

Mr. Poindexter Is Found Dead

Aged Resident of Addison Dies From Hardening of Arteries; Funeral Today
     Middleport, Oct. 29 -- , 83, was found dead in bed at his home in Addision, Saturday morning, death resulting from the effects of hardening of the arteries.
     Mr. Pointdexter and wife celebrated their sixty-second anniversary last June, at the same time that he celebrated his eighty-third birthday. He spent virtually his whole lifetime at Addison. He leaves his aged widow, two sons, James Poindexter, of Gallipolis; and Dr. C. A. Poindexter, of Middleport; one daughter, Mrs. Nella O'Hare, of Columbus, and three grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held this afternoon at the residence in Addison, with Dr. Skinner, of the local
Presbyterian Church, preaching the sermon. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
October 29, 1928
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker

Poindexter, Ina [Foglesong]

Mrs. Poindexter Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Ina Foglesong Poindexter died at 8:50 Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Brown, on Mill Creek, Rt. 2, Gallipolis. She had been bedfast several months and in poor health for several years.
     Decedent was 66 years old, a native of Pt. Pleasant and a daughter of James William Foglesong. On Nov. 29, 1903, she married Reuben Betz. They are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Max Betz [sic], same address. The late Basil Betz, who died in 1944, was a son. There are 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Eleven years after the death of Reuben Betz in 1916, Mrs. Betz married James Poindexter, who died several years ago.
     The body was taken to the mortuary of George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Services will be held at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt and Sons at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery.
     Mrs. Poindexter was a graduate of the Pt. Pleasant High School. In her early years she was a bookkeeper for George Hoff and later chief telephone operator at Point Pleasant.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth July 9, 1883; date of death June 12, 1949; mother Emma E. Riffle.]

Newspaper (prob. June 1949, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Beck-Betz file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                               Top of Page

Polley, Ruth M.

     Died, in Ironton, Ohio, February 27th, 1865, of Hemorage [sic] of the lungs, Miss Ruth M. Polley, aged 15 years and 6 months, the daughter of Peras R. Polley.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 16, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Pollock, Anna

     POLLOCK - At the residence of her son, T.A. Pollock, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio, on Saturday Dec. 4, 1875, of paralysis, Mrs. Anna Pollock, widow of Stephen Pollock, deceased in the 82nd year of her life
     Mother Pollock was born in Fayette County, PA, Dec. 28, 1793. Was married in her 19th year. In 1817 they moved to Ohio County, VA (now WV), thence to Wheeling. In 11838, they moved from Wheeling to Mercer Bottom, WV. In 1843, they moved to Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio and settled on the farm where their son, T.A. Pollock, now resides.
     Mother Pollock had been raised in the faith of the Seventh Day Baptists, but in 1860, she and her husband united with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, during a protracted meeting held in the settlement, by Brethren Caldwell and Langdon. Truly a mother in Israel has passed away. As a companion and mother, she was loved and affectionate; as a neighbor, she was respected by all; as a Christian, exemplary.
     On Thursday week before her death, (it being Thanksgiving Day) all her living children were present and took dinner with their mother,seven in number, 2 sons and 5 daughters. May they all meet again on the shores of Immortality, where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more.
     The funeral sermon was preached on Tuesday, 7th. Inst., from John 14th and 3rd, after which, her remains were laid by the side of her husband in the Mt. Zion burying ground, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends.

Friend after friend departs;
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts,
That finds not here an end.

Gallipolis Paper
December, 1875
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Pollock, Barbara A. [Hay]

Death Of Barbara A. Pollock

     Mrs. Barbara A. Pollock died at her home at Bush's Mill Friday, Sept. 25, 1903, aged 76 years. She was the widow of the late Stephen D. Pollock, who died in 1887.
     Mrs. Pollock was a member of the Baptist Church and a fine old lady who was universally respected by her neighbors and all who knew her. She was the mother of seven children, all of whom survive except Reuben, who was killed accidentally in the car shops at Huntington. Those living are Mrs. James Bishop, Hamilton, Stephen, Morgan and Maggie of Huntington and John W. of Indiana.
     The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion Church at Waugh Bottom, Sunday afternoon by Rev. Ira Sheets, interment following at the same place.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1828, Gallia County. Marriage Barbara Ann Hay and Stephen D. Pollock May 25, 1847 in Gallia County]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 2, 1903
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Pollock, Hortense

Miss Hortense Pollock

     Miss Hortense Pollock, aged 70, a well known resident of Swan Creek, died last Tuesday from the effects of an operation performed nearly a month before. The funeral was Thursday by Rev. Peirce at Mt. Zion, interment follwing there.
     She is survived by sisters, Mrs. James. B Shiveley of Kansas, and Mrs. A. F. Blake of Swan Creek and brothers Ernest Pollock of Kansas and John and Charles in Oregon.

[Note: Taken from tombstone at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ohio Twp.,: Pollock, Hortense, 1849-1919]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Pollock, Hortense

     By the death of Miss Pollock at the Holzer hospital in Gallipolis on September 2, 1919, a pure Christian character has gone to join the silent majority.
     She had been in failing health for a number of months, and was taken to the hospital on July 31, where a most serious operation was skillfully performed, but the nature of the disorder required more vitality than her declining years and frail body possessed. She quietly slipped away to a higher, brighter and purer world for which she was well fitted by conscientious living.
     In her parents' home she was a comfort and a steady light. A gentle nurse in sickness, and the constant agent of those nameless numberless acts of kindness that endeared her to all who knew her. Her memory will be cherished not only by her brothers and sisters, nephews and neices, but by her relatives and friends.
     No labor or attention was spared to give her every care and comfort during her illness.
Miss Pollock was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Pollock of Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio. Two sisters and three brothers survive her, Mrs. J. B. Shiveley, Minneola, Kans., Mrs. A. F. Blake, Crown City, Ohio, and John, Charles and Ernest Pollock living in the west.

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion, Ohio Twp born 1849]

Gallipolis paper
September 2, 1919
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                          Top of Page

Pollock, Julia Elizabeth   

     Julia (Judy) Elizabeth Pollock 67, of 1096 Sunset Drive, Gallipolis, died Wednesday at her residence. Born Dec. 2, 1919 in Gallipolis, she was a daughter of the late James Preston and Eva Lanier Haskins.
     She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Clifford and Roy Pollock. Surviving are two brothers, Frank L. Haskins of Gallipolis and Harold P. Haskins of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
     She was a member of the Emblem Club of Gallipolis. Services will be announced by McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 1, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley

Pollock, Margaret

Gallian Dies in W.Va.
     Margaret J. Pollock, seventy years old, 1332 Tenth Avenue, died yesterday in a hospital here. Miss Pollock was born in Gallia County, O., the daughter of Stephen and Barbara Pollock. Funeral services will be held at the home of her brother in law, James Bishop, 1332 Tenth Avenue. The funeral hour was not announced last night. Surviving are a brother, Thomas Morgan Pollock and several nieces and nephews.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1930
Transcribed by Alexia Burnett  

Pollock, Stephen D.

Stephen D. Pollock
     Stephen D. Pollock, living in Waugh Bottom, Gallia County, Ohio, died Dec. 31, 1886. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, a respected citizen, a good neighbor and an honorable man. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his sad demise.                 S.S.D.

Gallipolis Paper
Dec, 31, 1886
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Pollock, Thomas A.

Called to His Reward

     Thomas A. Pollock, son of Thomas A. Pollock, Sr., died Saturday afternoon at his home at Waugh Bottom. The deceased was born in Gallia county, near his homestead, February 15th, 1851. He had been a sufferer for several months, but during that period he bore his ailments with fortitude and submission. He was an honest man, a kind neighbor, a faithful friend and a loving, dutiful son and brother, loved by all, and will be missed in the home and community, wherever known.
     He leaves four brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss, one brother and one sister, with the aged father and mother have preceded him. The deceased was the brother of Mrs. Emma Shively, nee Pollock.
     The obsequies were at Mt. Zion church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. O. F. Jackson officiating, burial being at the church burial grounds.

Gallipolis Journal
June 28, 1899
Vol. LXIV NO. 32
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Pollock, Elizabeth

     Mrs. Thomas Pollock, of Bush's Mill, died very suddenly on Friday evening of last week of heart trouble. She was 66 years of age, and was recovering from an attack of fever at the time of her death. Ten children, among them Miss Emma Pollock, of this city, mourn the loss of a devoted mother. Her death was a severe shock to the entire community, of which she was one of the most popular members. The funeral took place Sunday morning at ten o'clock and was largely attended.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 27, 1894
Contributed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Polsley, Fannie Josephine

Mrs. Polsley Dead
     Mrs. Fannie Josephine Polsley, aged 67, wife of James M. Polsley, a real estate dealer living at, 325 West Third Avenus, died at their home Tuesday morning at 2:50, following a 14 weeks illness with a complication of diseases. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, G.H. and J.E.Polsley; two daughters, Miss Rose V. Polsley and Mrs. C.L.Bryan; and two grandchildren all of Columbus. She had been a resident of Columbus for 20 years. She was a member of the Third Avenue M.E. Church, the Foreign Missionary society of that church and the W.C.T.U. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon.---Columbus Dispatch.
     The Polsley family formerly reside in Gallipolis and Kanauga. They have many friends here who are sorry to learn of their bereavement.

Gallia Times
April 18, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Polsley, Walter Weston

W. W. Polsley, 85, Dies Wednesday
     Death came at 4 p.m. Wednesday in his Ewington home to Walter Polsley, 85, after an eight-year illness which, during the last few weeks, was critical. This stalwart citizen, civic leader, and successful farmer had never transferred his membership from the Hopewell Baptist Church, Mt. Alto, Va.,[ W.Va.] from which he and his second wife came to Gallia County in 1917. They bought the farm known as the Dr. Ewing place and had lived there ever since.
     Mr. Polsley’s first wife was the former Nancy Ridenour, and to them were born these three daughters, who survive: Mrs. Verna Casto, Kenna, W. Va., Mrs. Alice Fisher, Fairplain, W. Va.; and Mrs. Enda [Edna] Rollins, Mt. Alto. Christmas Day, 1895, he married Miss Donie Skeen, and these sons and daughters survive: Weston Polsley, III, R. 1, Vinton; Warren, Logan; Wirt, Akron; Harry and Fred, Ewington; Mrs. Myrtle Cummings and Mrs. Mayme Bee, Akron; Mrs. May Bobo, Canal Winchester; and Mrs. Belle Terry, Rt. 1, Ewington. Decedent was born Dec. 10, 1862, to Weston and Harriet Rine Polsley.
     Funeral Director Vernon McCoy today delivered the body to the late residence, where friends and relatives may call after 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ewington Methodist Church, the Rev. Ray Smith officiating, and interment will be made in Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 12, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pool, Josephine

     Died, in Clay township, 1868, Josephine, daughter of George and Sarah Pool; aged 16 years, 10 months, and 20 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 22, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Pool, Sarah

Sarah Pool
     At her residence in Clay Township, Dec. 9, 1881, Mrs. Sarah Pool, wife of George Pool, aged 72 years. She had been a resident of Gallia County for about 50 years.

[Note: burial Clay Chapel Cemetery, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 9, 1881
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Poore, G. W. Clayton

G. W. C. Poore Died Suddenly In Columbus
     G. W. Clayton Poore, 63, vice president of the H. B. Albright Co., brokers, died at 8 p. m. yesterday at his residence, 33 S. Monroe Ave. in Columbus. He was stricken with acute indigestion last Wednesday at his office, but his condition later improved. His end came suddenly as a result of complications.
     For many years he was president of the Clark-Davis-Poore Co. in W. Spring St. He was an active member of the Broad St. Presbyterian Church and also held membership in the blue lodge, chapter, council and commandery of Gallipolis, Consistory of Cincinnati and Shrine of Charleston, W. Va.
     Mr. Poore was in business in Gallipolis for many years. He learned the dry goods business here where he worked for Mr. C. A. Smith. Later, he and Mr. E. N. Deardorff formed The Deardorff & Poors Co., which was a successful concern here for years. Some years ago he went to Columbus where he has remained ever since.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Belle Kauffman Poore; two daughters, Miss Kathleen Poore, at home, and Mrs. Charles P. Elgin of Columbus; a grandchild and a brother, J. C. Poore of Jackson.
     Funeral arrangements, which have not been completed, are in charge of Denton, Donaldson & Hughes, undertakers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 6, 1928
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Pope, Arnie, Jr.

Pope Services
            VINTON - Graveside rites were held Monday afternoon at Vinton Memorial Park for the stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Pope of Akron. Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wells, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Oiler of Bidwell. Services were under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Athens Messenger
Monday, August 5, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pope, August

     As a result of a stroke of apoplexy suffered a week ago today, August Pope, died at his home in German Hollow near Patriot at 9:30 Sunday morning. He never regained his speech or showed any marked improvement after being stricken.
     Mr. Pope was 75 years and 12 days old, having been born on Nov. 19, 1866. His illness and passing have caused much sorrow to relatives, neighbors, and other friends, for he was a useful, worthy citizen. He was a member of the German Lutheran church.
     August Pope was a native and lifelong resident of Walnut tp. He came of the sturdy German stock that formed a sizeable settlement in that section, many years ago.
     On August 29, 1888, he married Lena Klages, a daughter of the late Fred Klages. At that time, the name was commonly spelled Poppe. She died a number of years ago and they are survived by the following children: Fred Pope, who lives on his father's farm in German Hollow; Mrs. Chet Myers, who with her husband lived in the Pope home; Eda, wife of Ernest Carter, of the same township; Elma, wife of Eric Rose of Harrison tp. and Woodrow, a school bus driver, who also lived with his father. There also survive, 15 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. John Price of Bowling Green, Ohio.
     The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at German Ridge with Rev. Mr. Pitts of Pomeroy in charge. Burial at same place by funeral director J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis paper
December 1941
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page

Pope, Jeffery [Jeffrey] David

     Jeffery [sic] David Pope, 22, a resident of Rt. 2, Vinton, was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday on the Adamsville-Harrisburg Rd. Mr. Pope was born Nov. 4, 1956, in Gallipolis, son of Lonnie and Marguerite Spencer Pope, who survive. A 1976 graduate of North Gallia, Pope married the former Elizabeth Jane Harris on Feb. 28, 1978. She survives.
     Other survivors include six brothers and six sisters: Laney E. Pope, AltaVista, Va.; George E. Pope, Vinton; Derwood Pope, with U. S. Air Force in Guam; Gary Pope, Northup; Michael Pope, with U. S. Army in Berlin; Patrick Pope, at home; Mrs. John (Bobby) Ogawa, Columbia S. C.; Joann Overstreet, Vinton; Mrs. Donald (Jeanette) Campbell, Howey, Fla.; Mrs. Michael (Kimberly) Holler, Black Eagle, Mont.; Mrs. Kenneth (Jean) Nolan, Bidwell, and Lorie Pope, at home. One paternal grandmother, Mrs. Audrey Spencer, Vinton, survives. Several nieces and nephews survive.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 13, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pope, Virgil

Virgil Pope, 36, Athlete, Passes Away Suddenly
Native of Wellston, He Came Here to Play Football, and was graduated from G.A.H.S. in '17
     Virgil E. Pope, who was graduated from the Gallia Academy high school in 1917, and widely known as an athlete, was found dead in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Pope, in Wellston  Sunday evening. Becoming ill Sunday morning, he was taken home. He went to bed. When his mother undertook to awaken him he was dead. and presumably passed away soon after reaching home.

Lived With Thomases

     Virgil was born in Wellston Nov. 13, 1897, and attracted attention as a fooball player on the high school team here. So eager was he to play that in 1916 when Wellston high decided not to have a team he entered high school here, played on the local team that fall, and was graduated in June following,
while here he lived at the home of Professor R.R. Thomas, 80 Locust street, the property now owned and occupied by Judge Stormont and family.
     Pope entered Ohio University in the fall of 1917 and became captain of the wrestling squad. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After his graduation he became identified with the Sears-Roebeck store in Columbus finally becoming assistant manager. He resigned a year ago and returned home.
     He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Phyllis Bryson, daughter of C. H. Bryson, former prominent Athens county resident, now living in Columbus, and three children, Jane, Charles and Harry. Mrs, Pope is an invalid and is now in Columbus, while the children are living with their grandparents in Columbus. Five sisters and six brothers also survive. Within the last few years Pope served as referee of local football games and his sudden passing will shock and sadden many friends.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Wellston U. B. Church and burial will follow in Ridgewood cemetery there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 14 1934
Transcribed by Dawn Pinkham

Porter, Alonzo..

Died At Huntington
     Alonzo Porter died at Huntington Saturday evening of kidney trouble, aged 58 years. The remains were brought to Bladen and interred at Bethel church yard. He leaves a wife but no children.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 26, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Porter, Ann [Hartsook]

Mrs. Porter Passes
     Mrs. Ann Porter, 68, died at the family residence in Columbus Monday, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, John Porter, and one daughter, Mary Ann, who was a former faculty member of the Rio Grande college. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hartsook, formerly of this place. She also is survived by two brothers, Frank of Columbus and Walker of Fostoria, and the following sisters, Mrs. Sarah Miller of Vinton, Mrs. Elizabeth Burlile of Jackson, Mrs. Jane Carl of Columbus, Mrs. Tincie Whitebeck of Akron; two brothers and one sister have preceded her in death.
     Funeral and burial were Wednesday afternoon in Columbus.

[Note: From death certificate date of death December 25, 1938. Burial in Dublin, Ohio. Mother given as Huldah Deckard.]

Newspaper (Prob. December 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Louks-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Porter, Anna

Porter Funeral 1:30 Thursday Here
Decedent Was Born In Mason County; 7 Children Survive
     Funeral services for Mrs. W. F. Porter will be held at 1:30 Thursday at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. J. E. Hakes in charge. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by Entsminger. Mrs. Porter, aged 75, died at 11 o’clock Tuesday forenoon at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ann Sayre, 941 Second Ave.
     Mrs. Porter was born in Mason County March 10, 1869. She married Mr. Porter, a native of Harrison Twp., on April 2, 1890. He died June 11, 1940, which was but a short time after they had observed their golden wedding anniversary.
     Two children also preceded her in death, Paul and Howard; and the following children survive: Stanley M and Mrs. T. R. Teague, Charleston; Herschel and Mrs. Ernest George, Springfield; William W., in the armed service in France; Mrs. E. L. Strait and Mrs. W. L. Urwin, Gallipolis. There are 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 9, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Porter, Audrey L. [Blazer]

     Audrey Louise Porter, 76, Eureka Star Route, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1906, in Clay Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Fred and Carrie Blazer, she was a 50 year member of Bailey Chapel Christian Church.
     She married Clyde G. Porter, who survives, on Aug. 19, 1926. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Mary Louise) Jones of Gallipolis; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and two sisters, Kitty Ballard of Peru,IN and Eileen Wood of Circleville. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, two sisters and three brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, with Rev. Paul Stinson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Russell Fellure, Bob Roberts, John Ballard, Robert Wood, Danny Wells and James D. Swain. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bane, Les Beck and Barry Roberts.

[Note: died May 27, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
May, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Porter, Daniel T.

Daniel T. Porter Died Last Night
Decedent was 87 And Seriously Ill For Month
     Daniel T. Porter, 87, Bladen, died Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at Holzer Hospital. The aged retired coal miner and farmer had resided at the residence of Mrs. Walter Porter for about a month until he took a sudden turn for the worse Monday when he was brought to the hospital.
     He was the oldest son of Daniel T and Nancy Wilson Porter and was born in 1856 in a log cabin at the lower end of the concrete highway on Route 7 below Bladen.
     Survivors include three brothers and a sister, Daniel, John and William Porter, all residents of Ohio Township; Mrs. Melissa Halley, Eureka; Robert, the youngest of Los Angeles and Jim Porter, a nephew of Gallipolis, who was his guardian.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Bethel Church at 3 o'clock Thursday, with Rev. H.W. DeWolfe... [missing rest]

[Note: Death certificate shows he died March 9, 1943 and is buried in Bethel Cemetery; typed as it appeared in the paper...3 or 4 brothers?]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Porter, Earl Lowell

Porter Child Dies
     Earl Lowell Porter, son of Walter and Minnie Porter of Bladen, died of pneumonia following influenza, last Friday, at the age of 6 years, 3 months and 19 days. He had been ill three weeks. he was a bright boy, the youngest of the family, and a favorite with all who knew him well.
     Besides his parents, there survive six brothers and one sister, namely: Tom, John, Clyde, Walter, Lawrence, Russell and Gordon Franklin. Another child, Roy, aged 16 months, died Oct 22, last. The genuine sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family.

[Tombstone in Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp reads 1913-1919]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Porter, Edward E.

Edward Porter, Ex-Commissioner, Dies In Marietta
Rites 2:30 [P.M.] Friday At G.J. Wetherholt Parlors
     Edward E. Porter, native of Harrison Township and former County Commissioner, died Monday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. W. Fred Gills in Marietta. He was 72 years old.
     Because of failing health, Mr. Porter went to Marietta to live nearly two years ago and since then was rarely seen here. His wife, Jennie Trotter Porter, died Aug. 2, 1938.
     Despite his general condition, Mr. Porter's death came as shock for some of his relatives here-about had called on him Sunday and found him feeling fairly well.
     Mr Porter was born and reared on Big Bull Skin. For a long time he was active and influential in politics and was twice elected County Commissioner about 25 years ago. Thereafter, he left Harrison Township, moving to a farm he bought in Green and on the road that connects Route 141 and the Chillicothe road just beyond Fairfield.
     Mr. Porter is survived by one daughter, besides Mrs. Gills, Mrs. C.C. Myers of New Providence, R.I.; one sister, Mrs. Wilson R. Smith, Mercerville; three brothers Elza Porter of near Thivener, Hibbard of Crown City R.D. and Charles, who lives on the old home place in Harrison Township.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 [P.M.] Friday at the parlors of George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Stone..1870-1942. Death Certificate.. Edward Everett Porter born June 29, 1870 Gallia County; died Dec. 28 1942 Marietta, Washington County, Ohio; 72 years, 5 months and 29 days. Parents James Porter and Mary Ann Leeper]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Porter, Elizabeth T.

     Died, in Raccoon township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 10th inst., of Consumption, Mrs. Elizabeth T., wife of R. P. Porter, Esq., in the 32d year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 31, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Porter, Gary Edward

Porter Baby Dies
     Gary Edward, infant son of Clyde and Dorothy Franklin Porter, died Monday evening shortly after its birth at the family home near Bladen.
     In addition to the parents the baby is survived by two brothers, Billy aged 10, Clyde Richard, 8, a sister Dorothy 7, and the grandparents, Mrs. W. W. Porter of Bladen, Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin of Eureka.
     Short services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the grave in Bethel cemetery by Rev. H. W. DeWolfe. Burial was in charge of F. L. Stevers of Mercerville.

[Note: taken from stone at Bethel cemetery, Ohio Twp., date of birth and death: 19 May 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
May 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Porter, Grace [Scott]

     GALLIPOLIS - Grace Porter, 64, Eureka Star Route, died about 3 p.m. Friday in the Holzer Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1908, at Cheshire, daughter of the late Elza and Ether Fife Scott. Mrs. Porter is survived by her husband, Curtis Porter, whom she married Jan. 11, 1930, at Pt. Pleasant; three children; Harold Curtis Porter, Evergreen Colo.; Bill Porter, Pt. Pleasant; Mrs. Steve (Joann) Downs, N.Y., N.Y. and John Paul Porter, Cuyahuga Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren; three brothers and sisters, Vaughn Scott, Columbus; Mrs. Alva (Marguerite) Kale, Cheshire, Wesley Scott, Gallipolis; William Scott, Cheshire; Paul Scott, Middleport; Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Roush Cheshire; and Mrs. Tom (Gertrude) Hysell, Addison; one sister preceded her in death.
     She spent all her life in Gallia County. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Hailey-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

The Daily Sentinel
January 21, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Porter, Harold (Hal) Curtis

     Harold “Hal” Curtis Porter, age 78, passed away suddenly on June 20, 2009, in Kansas, where he had lived for the past twelve years.
     He was born Aug. 10, 1930, in Gallia County to Curtis and Grace Scott Porter. He and his two brothers and one sister were raised on a farm a few miles outside of Gallipolis and attended Gallipolis schools. Harold graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1947, and was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church. He attended Western Union Telegraph school in Indiana in 1947 before entering the USAF, A&E Mechanics school in 1948. He received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1949, graduating in 1953 with a BS in General Engineering. He worked in the oil production business most of his life. A prominent oil producer in Wichita, Kan., he founded his own exploration and production company, Imperial-American Oil Corporation. He was a pioneer in the use of 3-D seismic exploration in Kansas. He remained active in his work until his death.

Harold ‘Hal’ Curtis Porter

     Harold is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bobbie, and son Clay of Wichita, Kans.; two grandchildren, Kenneth and Kirsten; two brothers, John of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Bill of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and a sister, Joanne Downes of New York City, N.Y. A son, Phillip, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kan., at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Burial will be held in Artesia, N.M.
     Memorial donations may be made to the Association of Graduates, US Military Academy, Class of 1953 Gift Fund, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10096-1607

Gallipolis Tribune
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Porter, J. L., Rev

Rev. J. L. Porter Passes Sunday
Was One of Stalwart Figures of Gallia County During Long Life
     Many friends are pained to learn of the death of Rev. John L. Porter at his home in this city on Sunday morning, May 20, 1934. He had been ill for several months and death ensued from a stroke of apoplexy.
Funeral services were held at Elizabeth Chapel at Thivener Tuesday afternoon, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Rev. Porter was of a pioneer family in Harrison township and was born there Feb. 26, 1861, the second son of the late J. Vinton and Mary Leaper Porter. On Nov. 19, 1880, he married Miss Rosetta Gillingham and she and two sons, Chauncey and Homer, and a daughter, Mrs. Chas. McKean, survive him.
Following attendance at Lebanon college, Mr. Porter taught school for several years and then devoted his energies to farming and preaching the Gospel. He served numbers of churches in this county and in West Virginia. Mr. Porter was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. at Thivener.
     Four brothers, Charles V., Edward E., Elza L., and H. H. Porter, and a sister, Mrs. W. R. Smith survive him, along with a large number of more distant relatives and friends.
Mr. Porter's long life was filled with kindly deeds and he exemplified in his daily life the kindly spirit of Him whose teachings he strove to disseminate.

[Note: Tombstone has B.1861]

Gallipolis paper
May 20, 1934
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Porter, James S.

James S. Porter
     James Sherman Porter, 79, of 921 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired newspaperman, Associate Professor at Rio Grande College and state legislator.
     Born Feb. 28, 1908, in Gallipolis, he was a son of the late James Sherman Porter and Rowena Viola Booton Porter. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Lloyd Porter, whom he married Feb. 28, 1942.Also surviving are two sons, Lt. Col. David Lloyd Porter of Fairfax, VA and James Sherman Porter III of Columbus, along with 5 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Pauline in 1919 and Mary Dorothy in 1987.
     A former Ohio State Senator, he served from 1959 to 1963 and was Secretary of the Gallia County Democratic Party executive committee and was a central committeeman. He was a graduate of Lexington (KY) Senior High School and received an AB degree from the University of Kentucky in 1931 and a Master's Degree there in 1941. He was a former Managing Editor of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune and Editor of the Gallia Times. He was also News Director at WJEH radio and Sports Editor of the Tribune.
     At Rio Grande College, he was a publicity director from 1940 until 1942 and again in 1962, retiring from the college in 1974 as an Associate Professor of political science. In 1974-75 he was college historian and had served as Director of Admissions and Records until 1965. He was commissioned to write a history of the college to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its founding.
     Other organizations of which he was a member include the Board of Trustees of Holzer Hospital Foundation; Board of Directors of the Gallipolis Clinic Medical Care Center Hospital; Naomi Lodge 55, Knights of Pythias, was its Chancellor Commander and former District Deputy Grand Chancellor; former President of the Kiwanis and winner of a state Kiwanis letter-writing contest in 1952; former President of the Gallia County Tuberculosis and Health Association; the Gallipolis Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
     He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Les Shear and Rev. Albert MacKenzie. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Arrangement are by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be held in the fellowship room of the church from noon until the time of the service Saturday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church.

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 19, 1988
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Porter, James Sherman

Col. J. S. Porter Sr. Passes In Kentucky--Jim Porter's Father
Funeral Will Be Held Monday At Lexington, Where He Lived Many Years
Was Past Grand Chancellor Of Knights of Pythias
     Colonel J. Sherman Porter once prominent Gallipolitan who became a more prominent Kentuckian, died at 10:55 Friday night in Mallory-Taylor Hospital, LaGrange, Kentucky. Col. Porter had been seriously ill for some weeks and his only son and namesake, Jim Porter, a member of the Tribune staff and editor of the Gallia Times, learned early in the week that his illness had become hopeless Thursday morning. Jim received a message from his mother indicating that Col. Porter could live only a few days at most but advising the son not to come. But he left at once, despite highway and flood conditions, and arrived home 9 o'clock New Year's eve. By that time, however, the elder Porter had lapsed into a coma. Early this morning Mrs. Margaret Lloyd Porter received a telephone message from her husband that Col. Porter would be buried on Monday at Lexington.
     Countless thousands will mourn the passing of this brilliant, interesting and unusual man. More than half of his 70 years and two-thirds of his adulthood were spent in Kentucky; and he loved that state, its traditions and picturesqueness as he loved the hills and dales and streams and folk of his native Gallia County.
     James Sherman Porter- what seemed to be a majority of his friends generally called him John Sherman Porter- was born below Bladen on July 11, 1872. He was the next to the youngest son of Daniel T. and Nancy Wilson Porter. The going was hard for J. Sherman Porter as a boy. But he was bright, industrious, confident and determined. Somehow he educated himself sufficiently to begin teaching when he was about 17.
     On Sept. 9, 1893, he married Rowena Booton, a daughter of Ira W. Booton of this city and county recorder at that time. Early in his teaching career he must have felt an urge to write- particularly to write about and participate in local and Ohio politics. Anyhow as early as 1892 he was a reporter on the Gallipolis Journal.
     For the next 12 years or more he was variously active in local affairs. He became a marvelous "mixer" and seemed to know everybody well and had a cherry [sic] greeting for one and all. He was interested in the schools, churches, political contests, newspapers, lodges and about everything else that then concerned this staid and conservative community. Around the turn of the century he was an insurance agent here and later obtained a position under his friends and fellow Gallia Countian, William S. Matthews, state insurance commissioner.
     After that and possibly for some years later prior to his appointment, J. Sherman was a loyal and enthusiastic follower and close personal friend of Senator Joseph B. Foraker. Early in the 1900's to find an outlet for his energy and yearnings, he started a daily paper. He has often been credited with giving Odd McIntyre his first reportorial job, but that was not true. It was Jim Ecker, who also published a small daily for a short time in what is now C. T. Robinson's office, who was the first to hire Odd as a reporter. But McIntyre and Porter were close friends in that decade and thereafter.
     It must have been about 1904 or 1905 when Col. Porter- that title was somehow acquired in his early years- first went to Lexington and made good as a news writer. He came back here in 1906 and soon was editor and manager of the Journal and in the following year he and Squire Mauck combined the Journal and Gallia County News. Late in 1907 Porter returned to Lexington and served as telegraph editor, then as managing of the Lexington Herald for 10 years. The paper was owned by Desha Breckenridge.
     In 1918 Col. Porter was appointed truant officer in Lexington and two years later was named state executive officer for the enforcement of prohibition laws. He never used liquor and was an ardent dry.
From 1922 to 1928 Col. Porter was editor of "Burley Grower" and "Tobacco," two publications with which local burley raisers are familiar. In the latter year he assumed the editorship of the Anderson News at Lawrenceburg, Ky.; in the following year he was chosen executive secretary of the Lexington Auto Club. In 1935 he edited the Maysville Independent and was succeeded in that role by his son. Since 1937 he had been chief mail censor of the Kentucky State Reformatory at LaGrange and made his home near that institution.
     Col. Porter's health began to fail in 1941. For months he suffered from arthritis and became helpless. He was brought here in September of that year and his infected leg was amputated at the Holzer Hospital. In time he recovered from that operation and he and Mrs. Porter lived at Rio Grande during part of the 1941-42 winter. He and Mrs. Porter moved back to LaGrange in 1942 and he again served as mail censor.
     Back in the 1890's Col. Porter was made a member of the Naomi Lodge No. 55, Knights of Pythias, and filled many of its offices before he located at Lexington. There he continued his lodge work and nearly a decade ago arose to the Grand Chancellorship of the Domain of Kentucky. Eight or nine years ago the Gallipolis lodge gave a great banquet at Grace Methodist Church in honor of Col. Porter and he was the chief speaker. Among the other speakers were Hollis C. Johnston and the late Roscoe J. Mauck, both of whom lauded the "Kentucky Colonel" for his busy, varied career and his accomplishments. In a facetious way Judge Mauck said that "During his years here Col. Porter had been a member and leader of every faction of every political party the county had known." It was a memorable occasion and a happy one indeed for the guest of honor.
     Col. Porter is survived by his wife, the son already mentioned, a daughter, Miss Dorothy, who is in defense work at Vincennes, Indiana. They have all been tenderly devoted to one another; and Col. Porter and Mrs. Porter have found solace and comfort in the successes that have attended the studies and labors of their children.
     Also surviving are four brothers and a sister, Daniel, John and William Porter, all older than Col. Porter, and all residents of Ohio Twp.; Mrs. Melissa Halley, Eureka and Robert, the youngest, of Los Angeles.
     Col. Porter was a methodist since boyhood. He was an ardent crusader for causes in which he believed. He was a jovial companion and those who knew him well in late years or in his early years will be saddened in deed to realize they can never clasp his hand again in a hearty and cheering greeting. He was a great guy.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote "1-1-1943" on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Loucks-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Porter, Jennie A.

Wife of E.E. Porter Dies in Green TP
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 Thursday, Interment In Mound Hill
     Mrs. Jennie A. Porter, wife of Edward E. Porter, former county commissioner, died at their home in Green tp. at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. Her age was 67 years, 5 months, 16 days. Mrs. Porter had been in ill health more than a year but her last illness began less than two weeks ago.
     She and Mr. Porter were married March 27, 1892, and their early married life was spent in Harrison tp. near where he was born and reared. Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ina Myers (wife of Dr. Myers, a son of W.P. Myers of Rio Grande) of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Belva Gills, wife of Fred Gills, Marietta; a half sister, Mrs. Rose Ritchie, Bladen, and half brother, Wallie Angell, Gallipolis R.D.; one granddaughter, Marjorie Myers, San Diego.
     Decedent became a member of Elizabeth Chapel church in 1884 and in later years united with Alexander church. Funeral services will be held at the home, which is on the road leading from Route 141 to the McCormick community at 2 o'clock Thursday, with Rev. W.[obituary cut off here]

[Note: Unable to locate a death certificate. Ann Simmerman wrote "Aug. 2, 1938" on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Louks-DeWitt file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Porter, John L.

     John L. Porter, son of J. Vinton and Mary Leaper Porter, was born At the "Porter Homestead" near Mercerville on Feb. 26, 1861, and departed from this life on May 20, 1934, age 73 years, 2 months and 22 days.
     On Nov. 19, 1880 he was united in marriage to Rosetta Gillingham with whom he had shared sunshine and sorrow together for over 53 years. To their union were born their children: Chauncey, Homer, and Mrs. Chas. McKean, all of Thivener, Ohio. At a very early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and ever thru this mortal life he loved to claim him as his own. He chose to be a teacher and prepared for that profession at Lebanon College. But his Christ needed him to help in the conducting of his earthly business and he became one of his Disciples in the year 1894.
     Thru summer heat and the winter snow he traveled the rough and muddy highway of Southern Ohio and Western Virginia, preaching the Gospel, for sinner to repent. His greatest pay was the rejoicing over the saving of souls. Had not illness prevented he would have preached 40 years this Autumn.
Yet while unable to go and even when confined to his bed he asked those who came near him to "Trust in the Lord and all will be well." He was not perfect; (no one who does anything is.) But the burden of his prayers were that he might reach perfection, and emulate the Christ of Calvary.
     To his children, his grandchildren and even his great grandchildren he was all that was good and great. Very affectionate he loved the little tots with a love beautiful to know.
     To his neighborhood and close friends, he was their counsellor and guide, never in too big a hurry but what he had time to help in distress, to the man who came to his door "there was always plenty on the table."
     For over two years he had suffered much yet never did he complain, always grateful to the hand that offered him help, and saying that his mission on earth was done, he longed to go to his eternal home, and in his going we can't but say with him "Blessed are those who die in the Lord."
     He leaves to mourn besides his family the following brothers, Chas. V., E.E., E.L., H.H., and one sister, Mrs. W.R. Smith, all of this county.
     As we think of his abiding faith, his constancy of purpose, his practice in his daily walk before men of his precepts and teachings, the beauty and chasity of his character, it is easy for me to say; Oh, death where is thy sting; Oh, grave where is thy victory. But as his mantle has fallen we wonder if there is one who will dare to pick it up and carry on for Jesus.

[Note: He is buried in Mound Hill.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 1934
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                   Top of Page

Porter, John P.

     GALLIPOLIS - Services for John Parmley Porter, 75, Gallipolis, who died Friday in Holzer Medical Center, will be today at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Church at Bladen with the Rev. J. D. Finnicum officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Born in  Mercers Bottom, W. Va., he was a son of the late Walter and Minnie Wood Porter. He was associated with the Klondike Coal Co. founded by his father and attended the Bethel Church at Bladen.
     Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Jane Eblin, Porter; three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Charlotte) Tittman of Morehead, Ky.; Mrs. Robert (Linda) Brown, Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. John (Shirley) Furst, Gallipolis; four step-daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Oden Baker and Mrs. Jack Ritchson, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Fred Rognon, Philo and Mrs. Bruce Inmman, Zanesville; five brothers, Russell, of Gallipolis; Clyde of Crown City; Walter of Ambridge, Pa.; Hollis of Orlando, Fla. And Tom, of Eureka. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and sisters.
     Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home until one hour before services when the body will be taken to the church.

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

Porter, Mary Margaret

     PORTER - In Mason Co. W. Va., on the 14th instant, Mrs. Mary Margaret, wife of John C. Porter, aged 43 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 24, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Porter, Rosetta [Gillingham]

One of Two Aged Twins Dies at 89
     Although bedfast only a few days, Mrs. John Porter, aged 89, died at her home on Garfield Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from a heart condition. Mrs. Porter, who was the former Miss Rosetta Gillingham and her twin sister, Mrs. Rhoda Haffelt, who had made their home together in recent years,were making plans for celebrating their joint 90th birthday Dec. 18. They were the only survivors of the 13 children born to Charles and Hannah Grafton Gillingham.
     Mrs. Porter was born in Clay Township, Dec. 18, 1860, one hour after her twin sister and spent all of her life in Clay and Harrison Townships before moving to Gallipolis a few years ago. She was married to the late Rev. John L. Porter Nov. 19, 1880 and had she lived until Sunday, would have celebrated her 70th Wedding Anniversary. Mrs. Porter was a find Christian character, having joined the Elizabeth Chapel Christian Order Church while still a very young girl. She was a devoted wife and mother and the Porter home was long recognized as the essence of hospitality, for a warm welcome always awaited those entering.
     In addition to her twin sister, Mrs. Porter is survived by three living children, Chauncey L. of Thivener and Homer H. of State Route 218 and Mrs. Charles (Nora) McKean of this city.
     Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel Church at Yellowtown Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. W.H. Greene officiating. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by C.R. Halley of Mercerville.

[Note: Death Certificate....born Dec. 18, 1860; died Nov. 18, 1950.]

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 1950
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Porter, Rowena [Booten]

Mrs. J. Sherman Porter, 74 Died 7:08 This Morning In Holzer Hospital
Body Will Be Taken To Kentucky for Interment
     Mrs. Rowena Booton Porter, mother of Editor Jim Porter of the Daily Tribune and Gallia Times, died at 7:08 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She was 74 years old and the widow of Col. J. Sherman Porter, widely known journalist and public official.
     Readers of this paper have known of the long and increasingly serious illness of Mrs. Porter. She had been bedfast the last two and a half months, having been cared for during that period at the hospital and at the homes of her children. Her health began to fail noticeably as early as February. It became serious while she was living with her daughter, Miss Dorothy Porter, in Columbus and she was brought here in an ambulance August 13.

Daughter of I. W. Booten
     Death was due to complications of ailments. It occurred on the site of a former home of the family, for Jim Porter was born in the old brick dwelling that was razed preparatory to the erection of the Holzer Hospital.
Mrs. Porter was the second daughter of the late Ira W. Booton, one-time County Recorder and Rowena Blankenship Booton, who achieved fame, at least locally, as a writer of verse. Her birthdate was April 14, 1870.
     After her graduation from the Washington High School, she was a typesetter for the Gallipolis Journal. Her marriage to Mr. Porter was an event of September, 1893. They resided here until 1906 when they moved to Lexington, KY, though Mr. Porter had previously worked there and they lived there till 1935. During that period Mr. Porter was Editor of the Lexington Herald, Chief Federal Prohibition Officer of Kentucky and Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of the Domain of Kentucky.
     Before coming back to Gallia County to live in 1941, their home was at La Grange, KY, where Col. Porter was connected with a state penal institution, until ill health forced him to give up his duties for awhile. He died there Jan. 1, 1943, after having resumed his office work a year before.
     Mrs. Porter is survived by, in addition to the two children mentioned, her older sister, Mrs. Mary Armenia Sublett of Chicago; a brother, James Booton of Orlando FL and the following half-brothers and half-sisters: Orland H. Booton, Williamson, WV; Ira W. Booton of near Jacksonville, FL; Mrs. A. R. Henke, Gallipolis and Mrs. Caroline Major of Charleston, WV.
     Mrs. Porter was a member of Grace Methodist Church and of the Daughters of Union Veterans. She was a bright and capable and lovely woman, wholeheartedly devoted to her children and grandchild, David Lloyd Porter and other loved ones. A wide circle of friends here and in Kentucky were saddened by her distressing illness and will regret her passing.

Porter Funeral
     A short service for Mrs. J. Sherman Porter will be conducted at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Elias Wetherholt Funeral Home. Final services will be held at 1 o'clock Monday at Milwards Funeral Home in Lexington, KY, with burial following in a Lexington cemetery. The body will be shipped by rail and the family will leave here early Monday morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 7, 1944
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Porter, Rowena Viola  [Booton]

Porter Rites Held Sunday In Gallipolis
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Rowena Booton Porter, age 74, died at the Holzer Hospital Saturday after an illness of several months.  Mother of Editor Jim Porter of The Gallipolis Tribune and Gallia Times, she was the widow of Col. J. Sherman Porter, widely-known journalist and public official.
     Mrs. Porter was born in Gallipolis, April 14, 1870, and the family occupied a brick house on  the site where the Holzer Hospital now stands.  There Jim Porter was born.  She was the second daughter of the late Ira. W. Booton, who served two terms as county recorder in the early nineties, and Rowena Blankenship Booton, who was well-known as a writer of verse.
     She was married to J. Sherman Porter in September 1893 and they resided here until 1908 when they moved to Lexington, Ky., where Mr. Porter was editor of The Lexington Herald, chief federal prohibition officer, and grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias of Kentucky.  Later he became head of a penal institution in that state and died there January 1, 1943.
     Besides Editor Jim Porter, Mrs. Porter is survived by a daughter, Miss Dorothy Porter of Columbus, an older sister, Mrs. Armenta Sublett of Chicago; a brother, James Booton of Orlando, Fla., and the following half brothers and sisters:  Orland W. Booton, Williamson, W. Va.; Ira W. Booton, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. A. R. Henke of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Caroline Major of Charleston, W. Va.
     Funeral services were conducted here by the Rev. W. Scott Westerman at 6 o’clock Sunday evening g at the Elias Wetherholt Funeral Home.  The family accompanied the body by rail Monday morning to Lexington where services were held at 1 o’clock at the Milward Funeral Home followed by burial in the Lexington Cemetery.

[Note:  4/14/1870 ~ 10/7/1944  - 74 yrs. 5 mos. 16 das.]

Athens Messenger
Monday, October 9, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Porter, Stella

Died at Lexington
     Miss Stella Porter, mention of whose critical illness due to pneumonia was made in last week's Bulletin, died Friday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sherman Porter, in Lexington, Ky.
On the same day of her death, her first cousin, the six-year-old son of Walter Porter of Bladen, died of the same disease.
     Miss Porter was 23 years old, a graduate of Hamilton College, and a student of the University of Kentucky when she became ill. She was a grand-daughter of the late Ira W. Booton. Her father, J. Sherman Porter, was born and reared at Bladen and for years was prominent and popular in local political and newspaper circles, having served as editor of the Gallipolis Journal at different times. His unnumbered friends here were saddened by the news of the tragedy that has came to him and Mrs. Porter, both of whom were tenderly devoted to their beloved daughter.
     The funeral services were held at Lexington Sunday. Monday, Mrs. Porter and her daughter, Dorothy, and son, James, arrived here to take a needed rest, accompanying Mrs. I. W. Booton and Mrs. Adolph Henke, who had gone to Lexington on receipt of word of Miss Porter's death.

[Cousin Earl Porter's tombstone death date is 1919]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Porter, Susan H.

     Died, in Cincinnati, on Monday morning, February 25th, at 11 1/2 o'clock, of liver complaint, Miss Susan H., eldest daughter of Anna Porter, aged 20 years, 5 months and 11 days.

Susie has gone–she has left us,
No more her sweet face shall we see,
For the mansions above–she has left us,
With the Savior she loved for to be.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 21, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Porter, Walter

Long-lived Are Porters of Bladen
Walter's Death At 79 First In Family Of Nine
     Death of Walter Porter of Bladen last week is a reminder that the Bladen Porters have been a long-lived family. Daniel T. Porter and his first wife had two sons, Thomas Porter of Athens, who was in the Union army with his father and Alonzo, who lived most of his life in Mason county, W. Va. Thos. Porter lived to the age of 82 and his brother, Alonzo was about 75 when he passed away.
     Daniel Porter, who died in 1897, at the age of 73, had six sons and three daughters by his second wife, Nancy Wilson Porter, who died in 1908 at the age of 75. Of those six sons, Walter, at the age of 79, was the first to pass away. Daniel T., the oldest surviving brother, is 83. Melissa Porter Hadley only surviving sister, is 81, John is 77, William 75, James Sherman is 66 and Robert is 64. The surviving brothers live in Ohio tp., except J. Sherman and Robert, the former being the mail censor at the Kentucky Reformatory at LaGrange, KY., and the latter having been a resident of Los Angeles, Calif., for many years.
     The Porters, father and sons, were a family of coal diggers, except J. Sherman, who was a school teacher at the age of 17, later a newspaper man in Gallipolis, Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky., and still later connected with the federal prohibition department in Kentucky as chief inspector. He has been mail censor at the prison for the past two years. His son, James Sherman, Jr., also has been a newspaper man but failing health compelled him to quit work and he has been twice operated at Lexington for tubercular trouble within the past two months.
     J. Sherman Porter's only daughter, Mary Dorothy Williams, is connected with the art department of the WPA at Louisville. Mr. Porter's wife, as most of those who know the family at Gallipolis will remember, was Rowena B. Booton, daughter of the late Ira W. Booton and sister of Chauncey of Gallipolis, Ira of Ashville, N.C., Orland of Williamson, W. Va., and James W. Booton, of Clermont, Pa. The Porter's firstborn, Stella Paulina, died at Lexington twenty years ago at the age of 23.

[Note: From tombstone 1860-1939, Bethel Cemetery in Ohio tp.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Porter, William W. (Boyd)

William (Boyd) Porter, 57, Dies
     William W. (Boyd) Porter, 57, a native of Bladen, died there at 9 a.m. Friday rather suddenly at the home of Mrs. Myrtie Kitchen. He had been in failing health for 11 years and he was a steel worker. His residence was at 2205 Wilbert St., Sandusky. He was born at Bladen on Nov. 4, 1902 to the late William W. Porter and his mother who survives, Mrs. Katherine Robinson Porter of Castalia. His wife the former Elith Mae Angel survives.      They were married here Jan. 2, 1924. The following children survive, Mrs Dennis (Katherine ) King, and Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Barcus, both of Castalia, Mrs. Guy (Daisy) Jeffers, Mrs. Isasc (Helma) Aldridge, William and James Porter, all of Sandusky. Wiliam Porter of Pickerington and Miss Janice Porter of Mt. Vernon. There are 24 grandchildren. Two surviving sisters are Mrs. Hugh Phillips of Martin and Mrs. Lowell Lewis of Pataskala. Five sisters preceded him in death.
     Mr. Porter spent most of his life in this county and had lived in Sandusky for two years. He was a member of the Garfield Avenue Church of God. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frey Funeral home in Sandusky. Rev. Abe Garlock will officiate. Burial will be at Castalia. The body was taken to the Waugh-Halley-Wood home where friends called until Saturday morning and then the body was taken to Sandusky.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 16, 1960
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Porter, William Wilson

Wm. W. Porter, 80, Dies At His Swan Creek home
Retired Miner Succumbs After Short Illness
     William Wilson Porter, 80, died at 5:40 p.m. yesterday after an illness dating from midnight Tuesday. He had been in poor health for a number of years. He was a retired miner, highly respected among his neighbors in Ohio Township.
     Death came at his home on the Swan Creek Road back of Bethel Church, Bladen, where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. fast time, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens officiating.
     Son of Daniel T. and Nancy Wilson Porter, the decedent is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Robinson Porter, five children, two brothers and a sister.
     The children are: Mrs. Stanley (Alice) Warren, Cheshire; William McKinley Porter, 1701 Burger Street, Gallipolis; Mrs. Hugh (Pearl) Phillips, Clay Center; Mrs. Gearhart (Jessie) Church, Bellaire; Mrs. Stephen (Margaret) Lewis, Genoa.
     John Porter at Bladen and Robert Porter of California are surviving brothers, while Mrs. Melissa Porter Halley is the surviving sister. Jim Porter, of this newspaper, is among numerous nephews of the decedent.
A daughter died about a month ago in Huntington-Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, and Katie and Frances died several years ago.
     Burial will be in Bethel cemetery by F. L. Stevers, of Mercerville.

[Note: From tombstone, b. 1864 d. 1944]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Potter, Grant Ulysses

G. U. Potter
Found Dead At Route 1 Home
     Grant Ulysses Potter, 64, a resident of Rt.1, Gallipolis Balaville-Porter Rd. was found dead in bed at 7. a.m. today by his step-daughter; Mrs. Fenton Castle. Mr. Potter had not been ill, but had expressed the opinion that he did not feel well before retiring last night.
     Mr. Potter was born on Dec. 4, 1898 in Trade, Tenn. and had been a resident of Gallia county for several years. He was twice married and his last was to the former Leota Jenkins of Cheshire, who preceded him in death in 1956.
    He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Earl Potter of Tennessee, Russell Potter and Mrs. Beulah ... both of Helen, W. Va. Other step-children who survive in addition to Mrs. Castle are Joe Jenkins of Middleport and Mrs. Robert McNeal of Hutland.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Poplar Ridge church with burial in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

Gallia Times
July 21, 1962
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Potter, Leola [Jenkins]

Leola Potter Dies Thursday

     Mrs. Leota Jenkins Potter, 49, died in Holzer Hospital at 8 a.m., Thursday. She had been a patient there for three days in a critical condition. She is survived by her husband Grant Potter and the family home was on Rt. !, Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Potter was a native of Cheshire twp. where she was born on April 21, 1907, the daughter of the late James and Minnie VanKirk Jenkins. She was married to Grant Potter on Dec. 24, 1940. Children who survive are a son and two daughters, Joe Jenkins of Pikesville, Ky., Erma of Middleport and Hazel at home. Other survivors are six brothers and four sisters, Walter of Cheshire, Lloyd of Middleport, Danville of Marion, Otho, John and Elmer, all of Columbus, Mrs. Niday Ruper, Mrs. Rea Bunch and Mrs. Edna Emory, all of Indianapolis and Mrs. Minia Trimmer of Indiana.
     Funeral services will be held at Poplar Ridge Baptist church, at which she was a member, at 2 p.m., Sunday. Rev. Gerald Brown will officiate and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the family residence after 5 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 27, 1956
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Potter, Samuel

Death of Mr. Potter
     Mr. Samuel Potter of Spruce street between 2d and 3d avenues is dead. Mr. Potter left here a week ago last Sunday to visit Fayetteville, W. Va., his boyhood home where he had not been in 36 years. He anticipated a fine time and great pleasure.
     Monday morning his wife and family who had heard nothing from him since he left, were shocked to learn by telephone, from near Fayetteville, W. Va., from one of his sisters that he was ill and could not recover. His daughter, Miss Georgia, immediately left to be at his bedside via of Huntington. A message from her Monday evening stated that her father had died during the day, and that she was at Mr. Mohr’s, a banker, and brother of Mr. George Mohr of this city. That she had ten or twelve miles to go over land and would wait and go this morning. Since which at this writing nothing has been heard. They have been instructed however to return by way of Charleston and Pt. Pleasant with the body, and they will arrive on the one o’clock train Wednesday, the funeral being sometime Thursday, conducted by Rev. Benjamin Dunn, the burial following at Pine Street by Hayward.
     Besides brothers and sisters unknown to us, Mr. Potter is survived by wife, sons Edward and Charles and daughters, Misses Georgia and Neola.
     Mr. Potter was a very clever man and had lots of friends and the news of his death will be greatly regretted.
Mr. Potter always claimed that the home place belonged to him, but that he surrendered his claim to it during the life of an invalid brother, one brother remaining on the place and taking care of the invalid, and at the invalids death it was to revert to him. This may have been nothing but an idle tale, but many think it to be true.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 21, 1911
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                            Top of Page

Pounds, Mittie [Anderson]

Estimable Colored Woman Of Vinton Dies In 80th Year
     Mrs. Mittie Anderson Pounds, colored, died at 3 o’clock Saturday p.m. at her home in Huntington tp., of heart disease, after an illness or increasing infirmity for a year or more. She was in her 80th year, having been born Sept. 8, 1859, in sight of the home where she died.
     She was the last survivor of the family of Daniel and Elmira Anderson. She married John Pounds and he preceded her in death by 40 years. Three children survive them: Bundy Pounds, who is in Dayton Veterans Hospital; Harrison, Columbus, and Colby Pounds, unmarried, who has lived at home and taken care of his mother.
     Decedent was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and enjoyed the respect and esteem of the people of her community. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pounds home with Rev. James Farris officiating. Burial in Shiloh cemetery by Butler-McCoy.

[Note: Shiloh Cemetery is in Vinton County.]

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

Powell, D. W.

D. W. Powell, 63, Claimed Unexpectedly
     David Wendell Powell, 63, of 270 Jackson Pike, died unexpectedly at 12:45 p.m., Sunday at his home. An attendant at the Gallipolis State Institute and a farmer, Mr. Powell was born May 30, 1905, in Springfield Twp., son of the late Otho and Mabel Raynor Powell.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Agusta Tope, and two daughters, Norma, at home, and Mrs. Bill (Esther) Fanning, Columbus. Two grandchildren survive.
He was married on Feb. 20, 1935. He spent all his life in Gallia County. Mr. Powell was a member of the Rodney Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Charles Lusher. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 4-5:30 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 8, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Powell, Joanna

Death of Mrs. Joanna Powell
     Mrs. Joanna Powell, wife of W.J. Powell, of Green Township, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 1910, in her 64th year, of abscess on the liver. She is survived by her husband and six children of adult age, George, Cyrus, Ira, Hugh, Mrs. C.M. Bing of Vinton Avenue this city and Miss Lena at home. Also one brother, Mr. Hiram Wright of Porter and one sister in the West.
     She was a member of Bethel M.E. Church and a good Christian woman and an affectionate wife, mother and sister and had many acquaintances and friends.
     The funeral was held last Friday at 11 o'clock at Bethel Church, conducted by Rev. Farrar of the M.E. Circuit of Bidwell. The burial was at the same place by Wetherholt.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Aug. 20, 1847 Jefferson County, Ohio; died Nov. 9, 1910 Green Township; 63 years, 2 months and 19 days. Parents Thomas Wright and Anna Nunford. Burial Bethel Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 18, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Powell, Opal G. [Snowden]

Opal Powell, 54, Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Opal Gladys Powell, 54, died at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday at her home in Kyger. She was the wife of Harry Powell and was a native of Meigs county. She had been in declining health for the past years suffering from a malignant condition.
     She was born March 11, 1901, the daughter of Ellsworth and Frances Virginia Hull Snowden and was one of eight children born to this union. She is survived by the mother. One brother preceded her, and the surviving brothers and sisters are William Snowden, Dayton; Clarence, Jerry, City; Earl of Akron, Mrs. Ethel McDole of Larue, Roy of Rutland, and Mrs. Mildred Hartenbach of Pomeroy. One daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Frances Fields of South Charleston, also survives. The deceased was married to Harry Powell in 1938.
     In her youth the deceased attended school at Rutland, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sherley Woods of the Cheshire Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Friday afternoon and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 5, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Powers, Jack

Old Citizen Dead
     Jack Powers, said to be the oldest colored citizen in Gallia County, died at the home of Hon. Jacob Riggs last week. He was a Virginia slave, but was given his freedom by Miss Harriet Riggs long before the Emancipation Proclamation. He was the first colored man to cast a vote in Clay township. The remains were buried in the Riggs lot, in Clay Chapel.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 3, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Pratt, George

     Geo. Pratt died at his house on Fourth Avenue Jan. 22, 1929 at the age of 90 years. He leaves one son and three daughters. Mrs. Mary (unreadable), Chas. and Martha of Gallipolis and Mrs. Parie Hewitt of Oberlin. Funeral services Friday at 2:30 at the Paint Creek Baptist church by Rev. I. V. Bryant, burial in Pine st. cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Preston, Claude August

Clode [sic] A. Preston Dies In His Sleep At Home On Grape St.
Oldest Son of John J. Preston Of Green Tp. Evidently Smothered Or Choked To Death In Vomiting Effort Funeral Arrangements are Incomplete
Under circumstances that seemed to justify the summoning of Dr. W. Lewis Brown, coroner, Clode A. Preston died while asleep early this morning at his home on Grape street. It was the coroner’s finding that death had resulted from smothering.
     Preston had come home around 2 o’clock and had been drinking heavily, the inquiry disclosed. He lay down on the floor. Mrs. Preston arose and handed him a bed cover which he used for a pillow. Three hours later she called to him but he did not answer. She went to him and found him cold in death, his face buried in his improvised pillow.

Might Have Choked
As there was some sign of his having vomited, there is the possibility that he choked to death in this effort, Dr. Brown said.
     Clode was the oldest child of John J. and Mary Miller Preston and was born near the city but in Green tp. where the parents reside. He was in his 37th year, having been born on March 5, 1900. Clode married Sylvia Marie Ward, daughter of G. A. Ward of this city, Oct. 19, 1928. At first they lived on a farm near Cheshire but for some years they have made their home in Gallipolis. For some time he had been employed as a carpenter on the Courthouse remodeling job and was considered a good workman.
     There survive besides the wife and parents, three children, only one old enough to attend school; Mary Ann, Charlotte and George. And there are four brothers and two sisters; John M. and Cecil, at home; Carl B., Washington C.H.; Mrs. Helen Bixby and Mary Pearl Preston, Columbus, and Lewis L. of this city.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. H. Wilbur at the residence at 12 Grape street at 2 o’clock Thursday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: The death certificate has his name listed as Claude August Preston. His age was 36 yrs., 9 mos. and 17 days.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 22, 1936

C. A. Preston Funeral
Funeral services for Clode A. Preston were held Thursday afternoon as announced and were attended by a large number of neighbors and other friends of the family. Pall bearers were Ernest Blazer, Earl Tawney, Earl Neal, Herbert Klicker, Fred Hawk and Fritz Swigert.
     Two of the family said today The Tribune stated that Preston had returned home early in the morning before he was found dead, but that he had been at home since 8:30 the previous night.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 26, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Preston, Felix

Felix Preston Passes Away in Oklahoma 
Joined Rush Into "Strip"---Another Gallipolitan C.W.H. Needham, Was In That
     Felix Preston, aged 80, died at 11:35 a.m. yesterday morning at his home near Blackwell, Oklahoma, according to a message received last night by his younger brother, John J. Preston.        Mr. Preston had been in poor health a good while.  He is survived by his wife but no children. There is another brother, Frank Preston of Edwardsville, Illinois.
     Decedent and brothers were born and reared on the farm owned by John J. Preston about a mile beyond the city limits on the Chillicothe road.  There parents were James and Elizabeth Preston.
     Felix went west in time to join the homesteaders' rush when the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma was opened in 1889. He was fortunate enought to stake off a claim but did not get the acreage he desired. Accordingly, he sold his claim and soon acquired two other farms, totaling 320 acres and lived on one of them. HIs land is said to be nearly as level as a floor.  He married a Kansas or Oklahoma girl. 
     At intervals Mr. Preston came back here for a visit, his last trip having been made three years ago and John J. occasionally visited him. Interment will be made in or near Blackwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 9, 1938
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Preston, James

     PRESTON – Died at his residence in Green Township, Gallia County, O., March 1st, 1884, James Preston. Mr. P. was born in Albany, N. Y., September 1st, 1809, and came to this city in 1813. Three brothers and four sisters survive him, while he has four sons and two daughters to mourn the death of a father. James Preston was an honest man, a good citizen and a true friend. He was well known over the county and well liked, too. His familiar figure was seen on our streets almost daily, and being a man of some property he lived a life of ease.

[Note: Buried in Centenary Cemetery in Green Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 6, 1884
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Preston, James

     Mr. James Preston, of Green Township, of whose illness we have spoken from time to time, died last Saturday morning about one o'clock. He was about 76 years of age, and leaves a widow and six children. Mr. Preston was an old resident of this county, upright in his dealings with men, a kind and good neighbor, and with a wide acquaintance in the county. All of his children were at home with him at the time of his death except a married daughter, who lives in Missouri. His youngest child, Johnnie, is about nine years old. Mr. Preston was possessed of a good farm and was in comfortable circumstances. His funeral took place at his home last Sunday afternoon, and he was laid away at Centenary graveyard.

[Note: born Sept. 1, 1809; died March 1, 1884]

Gallipolis Bulletin
unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig 

Preston, John

John Preston, 69, Succumbs This Morning
Funeral Services Will Be Held At Residence At 2 [o'clock] Sunday Afternoon
     John J. Preston, 69, well known farmer of near Gallipolis, died at 6:15 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. Tribune readers are probably quite familiar with the particulars of his last illness and of the efforts made to prolong his life. For a long time he had been in frail health and last month he developed blood poisoning in a toe. This affliction kept growing in seriousness until he was removed to the hospital on December 3. On the following day his right leg was amputated above the knee. At times since then he had shown signs of improvement, but without giving much reason to expect his recovery.

His Death Expected
     A week ago there was a turn for the worse and it seemed like he would live but a few hours. Later he rallied, but there was another turn yesterday that was construed as the beginning of the end.
     Mr. Preston was a genial, accommodating, upright man, with a host of warm friends. He was a familiar figure on the streets here for he was born and reared and spent his whole life on the old Preston place about a mile beyond the corporation line on the Chillicothe Road.
     He was a son of James and Elizabeth Carroll Preston and his birthdate was Jan. 19, 1871. Hence he lacked less than a month of reaching his 69th. birthday. His father was a native of Albany, NY and his mother a native of Greenbrier County, VA.
     Mr. Preston married Mame Miller of the same neighborhood on April 23, 1899 and she died last March 7..her 66th. birthday. They are survived by six of the seven children born to them: Mrs. Helen Bixby and Mrs. Pearl Thompson, Columbus (though the former had been with her father most of the time since March); Carl of Washington,C.H.; Lewis, John, Cecil (John being at the parental home). There are six grandchildren and one brother, Frank Preston of St. Louis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the home, with Rev. E.C. Venz in charge. Modern Woodmen will have a part i the rites. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate..John J. Preston died Dec. 22, 1939; aged 68 years, 11 months and 3 days. Wife: Mary Miller]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 1939
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Price, [First name not available]

Called Suddenly
     Mrs. John Price died suddenly at about six o'clock Tuesday morning at her home on the old Grover farm just over the line in Gallia County, at the head of Leading Creek. She had been ailing slightly, but seemed better the night before. There was no one at home but her husband and daughter, Mrs. Elza Starr. Tuesday morning she was taken so violently ill that a doctor was summoned from Kyger by telephone and Mrs. H. P. Skinner was asked to hasten to the Price home, but before either of them got there Mrs. Price was dead.
     Decesed was born on the farm where she died, on March 26, 1848. Besides her husband she leaves a grown-up family. The Price family moved from Middleport to their farm but a few weeks ago. The funeral took place from the residence at 12:30 Thursday, Rev. Sprouse, of Middleport, having charge of the services. The burial took place in the Miles cemetery at Rutland.---The Middleport Republican

Gallia Times
Jan. 13, 1915
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Price, Campbell

Campbell Price Of Near Cheshire Dies
Campbell Price, 79, died at 8:30 this morning at the home of a son, Cecil Price, who lives on Route 7 about a mile and a half above Cheshire and a quarter of a mile above the Gallia-Meigs line. Decedent had been in poor health a year or more, it is said.
     Three other children survive: Mrs. Effie Caldwell, Akron; B. M. Price, Gallipolis R. D. 1; Mrs. Effie Little, Cheshire. Mr. Price was born in Tennessee but left that state when he was quite young.
     Arrangements subject to change, are for services at Bulaville church at 10 o’clock Sunday. Interment will be made there by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 8, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Price,  Donald W.

Donald W. Price
     Donald W. Price, 42, Bidwell (Rodney community), died Sunday, April 27, 1997 at his residence. Born April 26, 1955 in Gallipolis, son of the late Rev. William Price, and Darlene Roush Price of Cheshire, he was employed by the Gallia County Senior Citizens "Meals on Wheels" Program.
     A 1973 graduate of Kyger Creek High School, he was a former employee of the AEP Towing Co., Point Pleasant, W.Va. A U.S. Army veteran, he was an active member of the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Hope Smith Price, whom he married June 17, 1994 at Vinton; a maternal grandmother, Louise Roush of Cheshire; a stepson, Robert Imboden Jr. of Gallipolis; two stepdaughters, Christian Barcelli of Gallipolis and Bobbie Sowards of Bidwell; two step-children; four brothers, Robert (Brenda) Price and Timothy (Myra)Price, both of Cheshtire, James (Ellen)Price of Gallipolis, and Mark Price of Columbus; a sister, Cindy Hoffman of Cheshire; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, form 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
     Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 464. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Kyger youth ministry, in care of Bob Price, 554 Stingy Creek Road, Cheshire, Ohio.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1997
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page

Price, Flemming

Flemming Price Killed
When Automobiles Collide on Pike Near Town Wednesday Evening
     Mr. Flemming Price, a highly respected colored man, who has been living at 840 Fourth Avenue since the death of his wife eight years ago, was instantly killed in an accident occurring about 6:30 Wednesday evening on the Jackson pike near Keeler’s dairy.
     Mr. Price had been doing some work Wednesday out near Mills Station and was riding home on the running board of the sand truck, coming from Mills Station driven by Mr. Bierach.  A Ford car driven by Mr. Clyde Dale of this city was passing the truck and in some way the two cars collided, one swung to the right of the road and one to the left, throwing Mr. Price off the running board, killing him instantly.
The accident occurred near the spot where Alfred Mayes, soldier, was killed in an automobile accident.
     The funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 o’clock at Paint Creek Baptist Church and the burial will be at Pine Street Cemetery by undertakers Wetherholt and Enstm[i]nger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 11, 1921
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Price, Mary Ann [Bane]

Mary Price, 83, Dies; Funeral at Macedonia
     Mary Ann Price, widow of the late John H. Price, who died about sixteen years ago, passed away early Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Fred Beard of Wilkesville, Ohio, at the age of 83. She had been confined to her bed about three weeks.
     Mrs. Price was the daughter of Henry D. and Nancy Donally Bane. She leaves to mourn their loss one brother, R.R. Bane, Detroit and five children, Charles E. and Robert Price,Gallipolis; Mrs. Lilly Hardway of Tuppers Plain, Ohio; Mrs. Clara Beverly, St. Augustine, FL and Mrs. Fred Beard of Wilkesville, Ohio. Mrs Corlie Ewing, the eldest daughter and wife of Rev. W.E. Ewing, passed away about two weeks ago at Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Gusta, the youngest daughter died in infancy. There are many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Price was a woman of fine Christian character and possessed many sterling qualities. She was an excellent mother and will be missed by all who knew her.
     Funeral services will be held at Macedonia at 2 o'clock Thursday. Burial at the same place by Phillips of Waterloo. Rev. J.I. Stephenson will officiate.

[Note: Death Certificate...Mary Ann Price Cottrill, born 1853; died June 16, 1936 Wilkesville Township, Vinton County, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 17, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Price, Robert F.

Bulaville Soldier Is Killed In Action
     GALLIPOLIS - Staff Sgt. Robert F. Price, age 22, was killed in action in France Nov. 8, according to a message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Price of Bulaville, where the young soldier was born and reared. He entered service two years ago.
     Besides the parents, he is survived by four brothers and sisters: Mrs. Beulah Jean Scott, Cheshire; Mrs. Alberta Garrison, whose husband is in the U. S. Navy; Billy Price, recently enlisted in the Navy; and Ray Price, Gallia Academy High School student.

Athens Messenger
Wednesday, November 29, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Price, Susan

Mrs. Susan Price, 75, Dies In Oil Hollow
     Mrs. Susan Price, wife of Campbell Price, died at their home in Oil Hollow, Addison tp., at 12:25 Sunday morning. She was about 75 years old.
     Rev. E. C. Venz will conduct the funeral at 10 o’clock Tuesday. Burial in Rife cemetery, by Funeral Director J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.
     To answer the call Mr. Coleman said he encountered the worst weather and road conditions of all his experience as an undertaker.

[Note: Feb. 28, 1861 – Jan. 19, 1936; Age 74 yrs. 10 mos. 21 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 20, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Price, Willard

     GALLIPOLIS - Willard Price, 56, Gallipolis Route 2, died Friday morning in Holzer Medical Center. He was born in Wayne county, W. Va., the son of Della Adkins Price of Chesapeake and the late Millard Price. He was an employe at Houdaille Industries in Huntington, W. Va., and a Navy veteran of World War II.
     He is survived by his wife, Minnie McClelland Price, a son, Bob Price of Gallipolis; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Velva) Longhorne of Lima, Mrs. Wayne (Lynn) Simmons of Springfield, Mrs. Debbie Bobbett of Fairmont, Calif., and Mrs. William (Rose) Johnson of Crown City. Nine grandchildren; three brothers, Millard and Ralph Price, Huntington, W. Va., and Morris Price of Gallipolis; five sisters, Mrs. Wendell (Mae) Jeffers of Chesapeake, Va.; Mrs. Robert (Nora) Hardest of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Mrs. David (Leah) Hawes of Chesapeake; Mrs. George (Ethel) Roach of Lesage, W. Va.; Mrs. Edna Nickle of Phoenix, Ariz.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. John Banks officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4464.

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 30, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Priddy, Derek

     Derek Lee Priddy, 11 Month old son of Dale Leonard and Mary Alice Fitchpatrick Priddy, Gallipolis, died Saturday at the Holzer Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 24, 1985, at Point Pleasant, W.Va.
     Surviving besides his parents are two half-brothers, Douglas Allen Priddy, Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Gary Leonard Priddy, Pomeroy; a half-sister, Debra Ann Riso, Denver, Colo.; paternal grandparents, Guy and Margaret Priddy, Pomeroy; and maternal grandparents, Claude and Eunice Fitchpatrick, Rutland.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home in Middleport. The Rev. Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday until time of services.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 24, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley

Priest, Mannings C.

     Mannings C. Priest, 73, Gallipolis, died Monday, April 1, 1996 at his residence. Born July 5, 1922 in Poe, West Virginia, son of the late George T. Preast and Virgie Rogers Preast, he was employed at the Appalachia Power Company for 6-½ years, and the Kyger Creek Power Company for 29 years. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Gallipolis.
     Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Jarrett Priest; two sons, and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sue Priest of Gallipolis, and Bill and Jan Priest of Gadsden, Alabama; a daughter, Dottie of Fairfield, and daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Bill Treece of Kankakee, Illinois; three brothers, Clyde Preast of Circleville, Emal Preast of Nallen, West Virginia, and Haymond Preast of Riverdale, Maryland; three sisters, Glenna Kincaid of Covington, Virginia, Nellie Johnson of Belle, West Virginia, and Norma Jean Ragalyi of Marmet, West Virginia; and seven grandchildren and one step-grandson.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger Dean Priest; and three brothers, Ernest, Roscoe and Bernard Preast.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 1996 in the First Church of Nazarene, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Michael Bearden, the Rev. Erie Cox and the Rev. Gene Harmon officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 1996.
     Pallbearers will be Ronnie Allison, Bob Cox, Richard Elliott, Fred Ferrell, Charlie Hively and David Rice. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Priest, Brian McCarley and Billy Treece. Contributions can be made to the Holzer Hospice.

[Note: The correct spelling of the last name is Priest.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 2, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Priestley, D. C.

Dr. D. C. Priestley, 72, Dies Here after Illness
     Dr. David Clay Priestley, 72, Patriot Star Route, well known Gallia County veterinarian, died at 6:45 a.m., today at Holzer Hospital after a lengthy illness. Dr. Priestley had been a health patient for 25 days. He had been in failing health for about one year, and had been seriously ill since April 26.
     He graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1911, and from the Ohio State University Colley of Veterinary Medicine in 1914. He service this area for 50 years. He was married to Esther Platt, on Sept. 19, 1919, in Toledo. She along with two children; Archie C. Priestley, Columbus, and Mrs. F. N. (Esther Mary) Collier of Chapel Hill, N.C., survive. Five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Maude) Reynolds, Columbus,, also survive. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
     Dr. Priestley was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church and Centenary Grange. His beautiful Christmas displays in front of the Priestly homestead attracted wide attention for many years.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations for the Crippled Children’s Society. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 2, 1964
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                       Top of Page

Pritchard, J. Elmer

J. E. Pritchard Rites Held At Grace Church
     Under Masonic auspices the funeral services for J. Elmer Pritchard are being held this afternoon. The body was brought from Huntington to Grace M. E. church before noon and lay in state there till the funeral hour, 2 o'clock.
     Many came up from Huntington and from the lower part of the county for the services. Rev. J. R. Fields of Xenia, a former pastor of the church, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. H. H. Wilbur, pastor. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery.
     The Masonic lodge at Naperville, Ill, authorized the local Masons to take charge of the rites, the decedent having joined that lodge years ago when he was manager of a large farm in that section. From the Masons the active pall bearers were selected. The honorary pall bears were: Hon. A. A. Lilly, Charleston, former attorney general of West Virginia; Col. C. Fred Edwards, Chesapeake; R. E. L. Arrington, Dewey Clark, Armond Knotts, R. Vanderton, Jack Necessary, Garfield Rose, Al Jessup, A. J. Sheets, Hud Vernatt, Al Wetherholt, all of Huntington; Judge J. S. Clark, R. M. Switzer, Robert D. Gibbs, Frank L. Shaw, John O'Brien, H. W. McHenry, Squire Mauck, all of Gallipolis; F. H. Mills, Crown City.

[Note: Dates from tombstone 1875-1937]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Pritchard, John

     John I. Pritchard, 67, of 411 Tenth Avenue, Huntington, was dead on arrival at a Huntington hospital Wednesday afternoon. He was a retired manager of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company.       
     Mr. Pritchard was born May 12, 1906, in Naperville, IL, son of the late Elmer and Marie King Pritchard and had lived in the Huntington area since 1932. He was a 1927 graduate of GAHS. Mr. Pritchard was a member of the Enflow Park Presbyterian Church, Huntington, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 53, Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston and Elks Lodge 313, Huntington.
     He is survived by his wife, Barbara Banderau Pritchard; two sons, James R, Huntington and John F., Baltimore, MD; two nephews, K.W. Koehler, Memphis, TN and E.D. Koehler, Dallas, TX.
     Pallbearers will be Lloyd Sayre, Homer Chafin, Wetzel David, Fred Moore, Larry Leffingwell and Harold Each. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Klingle Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. Royce McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Gardens, Huntington. Friends may call at the mortuary from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday

Gallipolis Paper
May 28, 1974
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Pritchard, Mary Alice

Crown City Woman Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Mary Alice Pritchard, wife of George O. Pritchard, died at 6 o’clock this morning after a short illness at their home in Crown City. She was a native of Lawrence County and her age was 70 years, 7 months, 9 days. The surviving husband is 88 years old.
     Mrs. Pritchard was twice married and is survived by two children of her first marriage, Harry Scott of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Roscoe Scott, Chicago. There are two stepchildren, Harry Pritchard of Miller and Mrs. L. Burgess, whose husband is Mrs. Pritchard’s brother; one grandson, and a sister, Mrs. C. E. Hanlin of Huntington.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Crown City Methodist Church, in charge of Rev. Frank Harding, pastor. Burial will be in the cemetery there by F. L. Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 10, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pritchett, Earl Stanley

Cabinet Maker Dies At 75
Earl Stanley Pritchett, 75, who lived at 47 Locust St., died at 12:15 a.m. today in Holzer hospital. He had been admitted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. His death was the result of complications, and he had been in failing health for seven years and his condition had been serious since February.
     A native of Gallipolis, he left here 55 years ago and most of his life was spent in Cleveland where he was a cabinet maker in the employ of the Halle Brothers Dept. store. He and his wife had returned to make their home here two years ago. He was the son of the late Peter B. and Mary Clark Pritchett and was born here on Dec. 6, 1883. He was the youngest in a family of 13 children and the last of his immediate family. Those who preceded him in death were Mrs. Blanche France, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Mrs. Alice Billups, Mrs. Bessie Mansfield, Claude, Lewis and Guy Pritchett. A brother and four sisters died in infancy.
     He was married to the former Margaret Maniford on Dec. 5, 1913 and she survives. Other survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Spears and Mrs. Naida Frye, both of Gallipolis.
     A member of St. Peters Episcopal church, funeral services will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Albert S. Chappelear will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 18, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pritchett, Lena

     Died, Friday, October 23d, Lena, daughter of Peter and Fanny Pritchett, aged three years, three months and fifteen days. [Poem follows by Romie Coffman. The following item seems to be about the same child, although the last name is spelled differently.]
A sad and fatal accident occurred to a daughter of Mr. Peter Pritchard, on Friday last. She was playing outside the door, and eating parched corn, a grain of which got into the thrachea [sic] and before medical aid could reach her she was suffocated.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 27, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Proffit, David

Sgt. David Proffit, 46, Claimed By Heart Attack
     Sgt. David L. Proffit, 46, 491 Maple St., Gallipolis, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday at Holzer Medical Center following an apparent heart attack. He was born Oct. 12, 1929 at Portsmouth, son of the late Alvan Proffit and Helen Cooper Proffit of Chillicothe.
     He was a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He entered the patrol academy May 3, 1954. He received his commission Aug. 6, 1954 and was stationed at the Gallia-Meigs post. He served at the Cincinnati post from 1964-66 and returned to Gallipolis in 1966. He was promoted to corporal in 1967 and sergeant in 1969.
     He married Mary Ross Nov. 12, 1955 in Gallipolis. She survives along with two children, Penny and Jacqueline, both at home. Other survivors include two brothers, Henry, Chillicothe, Tom, Las Vegas, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Orville (Billie) Frost, Downey, Calif.
     He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Christiansburg, Va. and attended the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis. He was a Navy veteran.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilson Wahl and the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will follow in Pine St. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Tuesday after 2 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 8, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Prose, Albert J.

     Albert J. Prose died at the home of his father-in-law, Wm. Long, on Sycamore street Sunday of lung trouble, aged about 27 years. He was a son of Wm. Prose and was born near Patriot. He is survived by a wife, three small children and a mother and two brothers and three sisters in Huntington. He was a member of the Modern Woodman and had $3000 insurance. He was a good man and a member of the Christian Church. The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Cartmill, interment following at the Mound Hill cemetery.

[6 Aug 1882 - 1 May 1910]

Galipolis Bulletin
May 6, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Prose, Catharine [Roadarmour]

     Died, at the residence of her husband, in Perry township, Gallia county, O., on the 15th day of July, 1863, Catharine Prose, in the 69th year of her age. The deceased was born in Orange county, Virginia, in 1795. She emigrated to Gallia county, Ohio, with Jacob Roadarmer [sic], her father, in 1805, in which county she lived until she was taken away by the relentless hand of death. She was married to Daniel Prose, her bereaved husband, in the year 1818. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church about 40 years; having lived a pious devoted christian all that time, consequently her end was peace. She has left six sons and two daughters to mourn her loss.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 30, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                 Top of Page

Prose, Daniel

     Died, DANIEL PROSE. about 30 miles from Durango. Let his father know. States letter from Columbus Drouillard at Downesville, Forks of the Yuba, California. (see August 26, 1852 letter)

Gallipolis Journal,
July 31, 1851 [Believe it should be 1852- Lynn Anders.]

     Died, DANIEL PROSE. We take the following abstract from a letter written by Columbus Drouillard, as it settles the ultimate fate of Daniel Prose, who left this county for California in the spring of 1849. Postmarked Middle Fork of S. Yuba River, Sierra County, California, 2 July 1852.
     "I saw Mr. William Armstrong and spoke to him in regards to Daniel Prose. He says he formed an acquaintance with Prose at Durango, Mexico. that Prose was on his way to California, in company with a man from New York by name of Barnum, and also a Dutchman named Jake...that he joined a company of Mexicans at Durango to fight the Apache Indians, serving the Mexican government...that he served about six weeks against the Indians, during which time they had one battle with them, sixty in the company against four hundred Indians...they killed several Indians and took a large number of mules and horses and that Daniel was not well at that time. He fought like a man and had the praise of all his comrades. The company was enroute to a place called Quinkerna, some 60 miles from where they had the fight with the Indians, when Mr. Prose was taken with severe diarrhea and was left at a comfortable place and there taken good care of by one of his companions. He died about the 18th of December 1849 in the state of Durango, Mexico, at a ranch. Palo Blanco is the place or near the place where he is buried. Mr. Armstrong did not know all the particulars, but it was Daniel Prose no doubt; he was lame. He won the esteem of all his fellow travelers."

Gallipolis Journal
August 26, 1852
Posted by Carolyn Smith on site
Submitted by Lynn Anders

Prose, James Edward

     SANDUSKY - James Edward Prose, 86, Sandusky, formerly of Gallipolis, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, in the Ohio Veterans Nursing Home, Sandusky.
     Born Aug. 19, 1915, in Cleveland, son of the late Edward Wilson and Margaret Copeland Prose, he was a 1938 graduate of Cadmus High School, and was a retired machinist who once worked at Abby Etna Machine Co. in Perrysburg. He was also preceded in death on Oct. 27, 1953, by his wife, Grace Annavanette Stewart Prose, whom he married Dec. 7, 1946, in Salinas, Calif.
     Surviving are a daughter, Roberta Marie Miga of Toledo; a granddaughter, and a sister, Geneva Carpenter of Wayne, Ohio
     Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Barndt Funeral Home, 121 W. South St., Wayne, Ohio 43466, with the Rev. Robert Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Salem. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Ohio Veterans Nursing Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 24, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Prose, Margaret [Wickline]

Mrs. John Prose Dies
     Mrs. Margaret Prose, wife of John Prose, died at her home a mile this side of Cadmus Wednesday. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herman Filllinger and Lillie[?]. She was a sister of Charlie Wickline.

[Note: June 13, 1854 – May 17, 1933; Age 78 yrs. 11 mos. 4 das. She was the daughter of George L. & Lavicy Wright Wickline. She is buried at Salem Baptist Church cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 19, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Prose, Sarah J.

     Mrs. Sarah J. Prose - Eighty-six years old, died yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. W. McQuaid, 2734 Collis avenue. Funeral services will take place from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. B. F. Caudill of the Twentieth Street Baptist church and Rev. T. H. Athey, pastor of the Highlawn Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere cemetery. Surviving are two sons and two daughters including Mrs. McQuaid, Mrs. Will Simons and J. F. Prose of Huntington and B. T. Prose of Orlando, Fla.

[Note: Widow of William Prose, Gallia County Civil War Veteran]

Herald Dispatch (Huntington, WV)
Feb. 18, 1931
Transcribed by Neil Elvick

Prose, Raymond Albert

     Raymond Albert Prose, 44, of Akron, Ohio, a former Lawrence county resident, died Saturday morning after a lingering illness. He had previously been employed as a foreman at Interstate Welding Co. of that city.
Surviving are the wife, Oma, his mother, Mrs. Mae Bays of Huntington, his stepfather, Clarence Bays of Huntington, one sister, Mrs. Ruth Ford of Arlington, Va., two half sisters, Mrs. Helen Floyd of Huntington and Mrs. Margaret Williams of Charlotte, N.C.. One half brother, John L. Bays of Parkersburg, W. Va.
     The body is at the Hall funeral home at Proctorville where friends may call. Funeral services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with burial in Mound Hill cemetery at Gallipolis.

[Note: born 29 September 1904 in Michigan; son of Albert J. Prose and Mae Long Prose (Bays)]

Lawrence County, Ohio
Ironton Evening Tribune
Monday, 28 February 1949
Transcribed by Claudia Melin                                                                          Top of Page

Prose, William H.

     William Prose, thirty-three years old, of Proctorville, who died yesterday at 6:30 a.m. at the home of his mother, Mrs. Clarence Bays of Proctorville, after a lingering illness, will be buried tomorrow in Mound Hill cemetery at Gallipolis following funeral services at 2:30 p.m. at the Proctorville Methodist church, with the Rev. E.C. Cochran, pastor, officiating. Surviving in addition to his mother are the widow, Mrs. Marie Prose, a sister, Mrs. Ruth Ford of Parkersburg; a brother, Ray Prose of Portsmouth, Ohio, a half-brother and a half-sister, John and Margaret Bays of Proctorville.

[Note: born 2 June 1906 in Huntington, W.Va; son of Albert J. Prose and Mae Long Prose (Bays)]

Lawrence County, Ohio
Ironton Evening Tribune
31 January 1940, page 2
Transcribed by Claudia Melin

Province, James E.

     James Elijah Province, 84, 38211 Zuspan Hollow Rd., Middleport, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1898, in Wirt County, W. Va., son of the late William Enbert and Mary Margaret Hughes Province, he was a boilermaker and engineer at the James M. Gavin, Kyger Creek and Philip Sporn power plants and a member of Boilermakers Union No. 667.
     He was married twice, the first time on Nov. 7, 1917, to Mary Caro Dearth, who also preceded him in death in 1955, and the second time to Lois Jean Chick, who survives, whom he married Nov. 8, 1957.
Surviving are two sons, William Edward of Gallipolis and Charles Otis of Canton; four daughters, Mrs. Wilford (Mary) Miller and Mrs. Raymond (Illa) Ruble, both of Waterford, Mrs. Olin (Pearl) Knapp of Syracuse and Mrs. Denver (Margaret) Biggs of Pomeroy; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Roger (Nancy) Snyder and Mrs. Allen (Diana) Davidson, both of Middleport, 23 grand-children and 41 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Smith Chapel Church, Beverly, with Rev. J. D. Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 3, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Province, Lois Jean [Chick]

     MIDDLEPORT - Lois Jean Province, 67, Middleport, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born October 9, 1932, in Gallia County, the daughter of the late John Henry and Emma Maye Patterson Chick, she was a homemaker, cared for elderly persons in their homes and was a cook at Holzer Hospital. She was also a member of Rejoicing Life Church in Middleport.
     Surviving are three daughters, Nancy (Roger) Snyder of Cheshire; Diana (Allen) Davidson of Middleport, and Maggie and Denver Biggs of Pomeroy; one brother, John T. Chick of Gallipolis; one sister, Joann Wheeler of Dothan, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Dale) Durst of Middleport, Debbie (Dave) Edwards of Pomeroy, Roger J. (Stephanie) Snyder of Cheshire, Lois Riggs of Middleport, Todd (Tracy) Davidson of Langsville, Sabra “Muff” Davidson of Middleport, and Chasidi Biggs of Pomeroy; eight great-grandchildren, Michael Durst, Katelyn Edwards, Davey Snyder, Amanda Snyder, Roger “Peanut Davidson, Chellsie Riggs, Maranda Riggs, and Amber “Tuti” Davidson, two aunts, Florence McGrath of Albany and Virginia Patterson of Gallipolis; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; two stepchildren, Illa Ruble and Mary Miller, both of Waterford; 16 step-grandchildren, several step-great and great-great-grandchildren.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Province in 1983 and a stepdaughter, two stepsons and two step granddaughters.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport, with Pastor Michael Foreman and Pastor Emeritus Lawrence Foreman officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call the funeral home Monday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
January 23, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pullen, James O.

     MIDDLEPORT - James Otto Pullen, 48, Brownell Avenue, Middleport, was among the victims of the Silver Bridge disaster. His body was recovered at 3 a.m. Tuesday from the Ohio River.
     Mr. Pullen was conductor for the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was a trustee; Middleport Lodge No. 363 F & AM; the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Columbus; past patron of the Evangeline chapter, OES; and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No. 398. He was a veteran of World War II.
     He was a son of Mrs. Cora Pullen and the late Asa Roscoe Pullen. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant child. He is survived by his mother, who lives in Middleport; his wife, Beth; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Susan) Poole of Columbus and Stephanie Mae Pullen at home; a son, Stephen Ross Pullen at home; a sister, Jerry Pullen of Middleport; and a brother, Lyston of Coco Beach, Fla.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coates Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Simons officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Pullins, Cynthia Emma "Ninnie" [Wilson]

Civil War Widow, "Ninnie" Pullins Dies At Cadmus
"Syndicate" Wilson's Sister--Funeral at 2 [o'clock] Monday
     Mrs. Cythia Emma "Ninnie" Wilson Pullins, one of the 40 Civil war widows listed in Friday's Tribune, died this morning at Cadmus.
     She would have been 92 years old in July. Twelve years ago she broke her hip and had seen been an invalid. During that period and in fact since the death of her husband, U. Pullins, 27 or 28 years ago, she had made her home with and had been cared for by Mrs. Emma Webster Patterson, her cousin.
     Mrs. Pullins was a daughter of Dr. John Wilson, was born at Middleport and reared in Cincinnati. She was the last survivor of her generation of the family. She was a sister of the late Henry Wilson, widely known as Syndicate Wilson, the evangelist.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday at the Flag Springs Church. Burial in Webster Cemetery by W.W. Phillips. Until then the body will be held at the Patterson home.

[Note: Death Certificate..born July 26, 1849; died March 15, 1941; aged 91 years 7 months and 18 days of age. Parents: John Wilson and Sarah Stewart. Husband shown as Youthless Pullins.]

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

Pullins, Lewis

Lewis Pullins Died at Kanauga

     Mr. Lewis Pullins, aged 81 years, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1923, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frear of Kanauga. His wife died about 6 years ago. He is survived by his daughter Mrs. Frear and one son, also of Kanauga. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Kanauga church by Rev. Shafer. Burial at Maddy cemetery by Geo. Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 19, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Pullins, Myra  [Maddy]

Mrs. Pullins Dead
     Mrs. Myra Pullins, wife of Lewis Pullins, died at her home in Kanauga at 9 this morning in her 61st year, after three weeks illness with pneumonia.
     She leaves a husband and two children, Wallace, Kanauga depot operator, and Mrs. John Frear of Columbus, who was with her at the end; and one sister, Mrs. E. H. Bishop of Worthington, and a brother, James Niday [Maddy] of Mill Creek.
     Funeral at M. E. Church Saturday at 1 p. m., probably by Mr. Lightner of Cheshire. Burial at Maddy cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 11, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pullins, Ora [Eckard]

Mrs. Pullins Rites Slated For Friday
     Last rites for Mrs. Albert W. Pullins, 73, who died suddenly at her home 781 Racine Ave., Columbus, Tuesday evening will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop Chapel of the Schoedinger Funeral Home. Burial will be in a Columbus Cemetery.
     Mrs. Pullins was born Ora Eckard, near Flatrock, Mason county, W. Va., on Feb 5, 1888. She met and married Albert Pullins, who survives and they spent about 50 years of their married life in Kanauga, where he was the station agent and telegrapher at Kanauga Depot. They moved to Columbus three and a half years ago to be near their only daughter, Mrs. Albert Spencer and their granddaughter. The only other survivors are several nieces and nephews living in the Pt. Pleasant area.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 16, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Putney, Clyde David

Services Announced For Victim
     Funeral services for Clyde David Putney, 44, Gallipolis, who drowned early Thursday morning at O-Kan Harbor, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Union Church at Pliny, W. Va., by the Rev. Bud Lee Hatfield. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals after 7 p.m. Friday.
     Born April 13, 1921, at Pliny, W. Va., he was the son of the late Richard W. [Putney] and Nancy Belle Coleman. His mother survives and resides at Henderson.
     An employe of the Elk Towing Co., Pt. Pleasant, Mr. Putney was a veteran of World War II. He served in the Navy. On Nov. 2, 1940, he was married to the former Melvina Sisson. They became the parents of 11 children, all of whom survive. They are: Mrs. George (Betty) Clark, Mrs. Frank (Judy Ann) Bennett, and Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Harrison, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Burdell (Mary Lou) Jackson, and Clyde Robert Putney, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and David, Shirley Brenda, Janet, Debbie and Rita, all of 726 Third Ave.
     He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Bateman, Gallipolis Ferry; Mrs. Gladys Honaker, Columbus; Mrs. Juanita Fellure, Springfield, and Miss Eulah Putney, Henderson; and two brothers, Russell Putney, Pliny, and Lester (Bud) Putney, Hogsett. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

The Gallia Times
Friday, December 31, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Putney, George (Elmer)

Burned Boy Dies
Sad Result of Youngsters Playing With Fire
     Little George Putney, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Putney, of East Gallipolis, died Thursday afternoon about five o’clock from the burns received Wednesday. The funeral will be at the Baptist Mission Church at 2 o’clock Saturday by Rev. J. O. Newton, the interment by Wetherholt following at the Pine Street cemetery.

[Note: 12/22/1908 - 4/8/1915 s/o William and Anna Jeffers Putney]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 9, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Mlliron

Putney, Hobart L.

     Hobart L. Putney, 78, Rt. 2, Bidwell, died at Madison County Hospital, London, Ohio, Sunday. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Brick Church, Bidwell. He was born July 22, 1907 in Mason County, W. Va. to the late Charles D. and Sally Thaxton Putney. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Bright Putney, Dec. 1, 1980. He was also preceded in death by one sister.
     He is survived by one son, Charles Putney, London; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (May) Spears and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Spears, both of Ravenden Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 10, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Putney, Sallie May [Saxton]

Mrs. Putney Dies At Early Hour
     Mrs. C. D. Putney, 59, passed away early this morning at the Putney home two miles west of Rodney on what used to be known as the Scarberry farm. Mr. Putney, a son Hobart, a daughter, Bonnie and three grandchildren survive. The body was brought to Entsminger’s mortuary, but funeral arrangements have not been made.

[Note: September 21, 1884 – Nov. 5, 1943; Age 59 yrs. 1 mo. 14 das. She was the daughter of Charles & Mary Edwards Saxton. She was married to Charles D. Putney. The burial was at
Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Rio Grande, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 5, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Pyles, Emma

Death of Emma Pyles
     Emma Pyles, daughter of Mr. H. W. Pyles and Mrs. Sarah Pyles, was born Oct. 14th, 1877 in this county, died July 26th, 1907 aged 29 yrs. 9 mos. and 12 days.
     She united with the Christian church at Fairview when about 14 years of age and has lived a consistent Christian. When well she was regular at church and faithful in the discharge of her Christian duty. She was teacher of the little children in the Sunday School and was liked by all of them.
     She has been sick since January with tuberculosis and bore her suffering with great patience. She leaves, father, mother, four sisters and four brothers, besides a host of the relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She died embracing the faith and was able to say that all was well with her. Therefore, we have strong reasons to believe that our loss is her gain and that she has gone to rest at the right hand of him that died for the sins of the world.

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

Pyles, Eugene

Eugene Pyles, 70, Of Walnut Township, Dies Here
Funeral Services Will Be Held at Fairview 2 [P.M.] Tomorrow Afternoon
     Eugene B. Pyles, aged 70, a well known, lifelong resident of Walnut Township (Patriot R.D.) died at 4:15 last evening at the Holzer Hospital. Critically ill, he was taken to the hospital last Tuesday, June 1, and underwent two operations, the second one on Thursday.
     The Pyles's home is near Waterloo and part of the farm extends over into Lawrence County. It was there Mr. Pyles was born and his age was 70 years, 2 months, 15 days. He never married but lived with his brother, John and until her death last year their sister, Jerusha, lived with them. One sister, Mrs. Rebecca Neal, wife of John Neal, also of Walnut Township, survives.
     Decedent was the son of Wilson and Sarah Fox Pyles and was a first cousin of J.W. Myers and Mrs. Levi White and he and Mr. White, former County Auditor, were intimate and lifelong friends.
     Funeral services will be held at Fox Fairview Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday, in charge of Rev. O. L. Hall of Wellston. Burial in church cemetery by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Death Certificate...Eugene Baker Pyles was born Mar 21, 1867 and died June 6, 1937. Parents Henry W. (born Lawrence County, Ohio) and Sarah E. Fox Pyles (born Gallia County). Burial Fairview Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1937
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Pyles, Jerusha

Jerusha Pyles, 71, Passes Near Lecta, Funeral, 2 Sunday
     Jerusha Pyles, who had had a long and distressing illness, died last night about 10 o’clock at the family home in Walnut township not far from Patriot.
     Miss Pyles was the daughter of Henry W. and Sarah Fox Pyles, deceased, and was born and spent the seventy years of her life in the home where she died. Two brothers, Eugene and John Pyles, who also lived in the family home, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Neal, who lives in the same neighborhood, survive. Another sister, Martha, (Mrs. Will Plybon) was buried only last Sunday at Bradrick in Lawrence county.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fairview church where she was a member. Rev. Orville Hall of Wellston will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 14, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Pyles, Roscoe

     Roscoe Pyles, 73, Springfield, father of Mrs. Charles J. Webster, 337 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday in a Springfield hospital. He had been ill five weeks.
     Born May 31, 1892 in Lawrence county, he was a retired farmer and son of the late Allen and Sarah Vermillion Pyles. He had resided in Springfield the last 16 years.
     Mr. Pyles was a member of the Methodist Church at South Charleston, Ohio, but attended the Story Hypes Methodist Church in Springfield, where he had served as custodian for nine years. He was president of the Lawrence County Association.
     Other survivors include his wife, the former Zelda Payne; five daughters, Mrs. Warden Smith, South Vienna, Ohio; Mrs. Louis Clark, Mrs. Dale Dean, and Miss Alma Jean Pyles, Springfield; six sons, Howard Pyles, Phoenix, Ariz.; Verlyn Pyles, Columbus; Roland Pyles, Enon, Ohio; Homer Pyles, Selma, Ohio; Dale Pyles.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
April 23, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron