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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

Qualls, Caroline

Death of Mrs. Qualls
     Mrs. Caroline Qualls, a good old colored lady living up on Front street, ill for the past four months with the infirmities of old age, died this Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 1901, aged 87 years. She leaves four children, two sons, Howard of this city, and Charles of Cleveland, and two daughters, Mrs. Matilda Johnson of Wilmington, O., and Mrs. Mary Lee of Parkersburg.
     Her funeral services will be Thursday forenoon by the A. M. E. Minister, Rev. Grimes, and the burial by Wetherholt at the old cemetery [Pine Street].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 12, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Quall, Luther [Qualls]

Luther Quall, Retired Farmer, Is Dead At 82
     Luther Quall [Qualls], 82, a retired farmer and native of Putnam county, W. Va., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Greta Waugh, Upper Second Ave., at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. He is survived in addition to the daughter by his wife, the former Lou Chandler. Four children preceded him in death. He was the son of the late Charles and Louisa Hudson Quall.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Baptist church, below Bladen on Rt. 7. Rev. E. V. Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the C. R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends may call at his late home Tuesday evening and until the funeral hour.

[Note: 6/19/1876 - 3/9/1958]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 10, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Qualls, Margaret

Death of Mrs. Qualls
     Mrs. Margaret Qualls died Monday February 6, 1899, at noon in her 53d year. The funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. M. F. Sydes at the A. M. E. Church, the interment by Hayward & Son, following, at the Pine Street Cemetery, under the auspices of the Mutual Aid Society, of which order she had been a worthy member for many years.
     She leaves a husband and son and four sisters; one at Lincoln, Neb., one at Berlin, Ind., and Mrs. Thomas Harmon and Mrs. Francis Valentine of this city. Before marriage to Mr. Qualls she was the widow of Wm. Robinson and is said to have had the respect and esteem of all who knew her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 7, 1899
Transcribed by Romaine Smith

Queen, Frank

     GALLIPOLIS - Frank Queen, 69, of 509 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday evening at the Pleasant valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va. A retired saw mill worker, he was born Feb. 20, 1916 in Cabell County, W.Va., to the late J.A. and Nannie Duty Queen and attended Dickie Chapel Church.
     He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Clara Jane Anderson Queen; two daughters, Brenda Denney of Gallipolis and Renita Layne of Bidwell; two sons, Leon Queen  of Patriot and Terry Queen, at home.
Also surviving are three brothers, Harry Queen of Northup, Albert Queen of Salt Rock, W.Va., Jack Queen of Crown City; three sisters, Niona Gill of Salt Rock, Mae Lear of Circleville and Edith Jenkins of Leesburg, and seven grandchildren. Nine brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Jim Slone, Richard Cremeans, Bob Anderson, Tim Rucker, Larry Queen and Mike Queen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 2, 1985
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Queen, George William

G. W. Queen, 54, Succumbs Early Today
     George William Queen, 54, of 613 Fifth Ave., an attendant at the Gallipolis State Institute for 22 years, died at 6 a.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health several months.
     A Veteran of World War II, having served with the 10th Mountain Division, U. S. Army. Mr. Queen was a member of Gallia County Post 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles at McArthur.
     Born Dec. 7, 1912 in Vinton County, he was the son of the late Edward and Norma Hill Queen. He is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Folden, whom he married Dec. 20, 1941.
     Other survivors are two children, a daughter, Mrs. James (Minnie Lou) Ferguson, McArthur; and Donovan E. Queen, Mansfield; five sisters, Mrs. Franklin (Dorothy) Townsend, Mrs. James (Madeline) Curry, Mrs. Marion (Gertie) Brooks, Mrs. Jessie Moore, and Mrs. Doris Jewell, all of Columbus; three brothers, Francis Queen, McConnellsville; Worley Queen, Sidney; and Marvin Queen, McArthur; and seven grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home by the Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Military services will be conducted by Gallia County Post 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 15, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page

Queen, Harry Laborn

Heart Attack Claims World War I Veteran
Harry Laborn Queen, 59, a veteran of World War I, and for 10 years an employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, died at 12:30 a.m. today following a heart attack. He had been in his usual health, and had worked Monday. He resided at 636 Fifth Ave., Kanauga.
     Mr. Queen was born in Gallia county Feb. 22, 1903, one of six children born to the late Ross Laborn and Effie Queen. He is survived by two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Marvin (Ellen) Mullins of Centenary, Mrs. Jessie (Irene) White of Crown City, Charles of Circleville, Homer of Gallipolis and Harold of Rt. 1 Gallipolis.
     His marriage to the former Alta Younger on May 17, 1943, and she survives. They had no children. Mr. Queen farmed in his early years. He was a former member of the American Legion. Services under the auspices of Lafayette Post will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate, and burial will be in the Legion plot in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Queen, Hollis

     Hollis Queen, 71, a resident of 50 Locust St. Gallipolis, died around 8 a.m. today in an Athens hospital. He had been in failing health the past year. Mr. Queen was born Dec. 10, 1903. in Gallia County, son of the late Cimeon and Fannie Neal Queen. He was an employee of the Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. with 28 years service. He retired in 1959.
     He married the former Della Schreck in Gallipolis on Dec. 12, 1931. She survives, along with one sister, Mrs. Irene Johnson, Westerville. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced by McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 7, 1975
Transcribed by J. Farley

Queen, James, Jr.

James Queen, Jr. Killed In Action
     GALLIPOLIS - Mr. and Mrs. James A. Queen of Mercerville, have received word from the War Department that their son, Pfc. James Queen, Jr., was killed in action on Peleliu Island in the Pacific on Oct. 26. He would have been 25 in January. He had been in service two years and overseas since April. He is survived, in addition to his parents, by seven brothers and seven sisters.

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 19, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Queen, Nettie May

Nettie Queen Dies – Funeral Wednesday
     Nettie May Queen died Monday evening at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nettie Queen at Evergreen. Miss Queen was born May 10, 1897 and thus was in her forty-second year.
     Her father was the late Thomas Queen and in addition to her mother, she leaves two brothers, Victor of Evergreen and Charles of Kerr’s. She was a member of Westerman M. E. church.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 22, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Queen, Perry

     Perry Queen, 90 of Rt. 1, Northup died Thursday at the home of his daughter. Born July 7, 1899 in Wayne Co. W.Va., son of the late James A. and Nancy Counts Queen. He was a farmer and was a member of the Macedonia Community Church.
     Preceding him in death is his wife, Nettie Cyfers Queen on June 14, 1984. He is survived by five sons, Basil Queen and Charlie Queen, both of Northup, Buddy Queen, and Bill Queen, both of Winchester, and Bob Queen of Eno, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Herman (Erma Belle) Sisson of Northup, Mrs. Emerson (Nancy) Unroe of Sapulpa, Okla., and Mrs. Dewey (Ruby) Brewer of Akron.
     Also surviving are two brothers, Jack Queen of Gallipolis and Albert Queen of Salt Rock, W.Va.; three sisters, Nona Gill of Salt Rock, W.Va., Mrs. Haskell (Mae) Lear of Northup, and Mrs. Charles (Edith) Jenkins of Leesburg, Ohio; 38 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Also preceding him in death along with his wife are two sons, Perry Queen Jr., and Bernie Queen; four sisters and eight brothers.
     Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Community Church with the Revs. Leland Allman and Wayne Queen officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services on Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Queen, Roma Pearl [Saunders or Sanders]

Death of Mrs. Queen
     Mrs. Ross Queen of Columbus died Tuesday in that city after a month’s illness. Both she and husband were born in this county in Walnut township and were married here and went to Columbus to reside, Mr. Queen having employment there.
     She was a daughter of Patterson Saunders of Walnut township and they and brothers and sisters survive her. Her body was brought here, arriving on the noon train Thursday and was met by Undertaker Wiseman of Cadmus and other friends.
    The funeral was at Flag Spring graveyard Friday, by Rev. T. F. Cary and the burial at the same place. Mrs. Queen was never well after the birth of her last child a month age. Her death is regretted by many friends.

[Note: April 1, 1882 – July 26, 1910; Age 28 yrs. 3 mos. 25 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 29, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Questel, Elmore Alexander

     DIED - In Harrison Township Gallia county Ohio, Elmore Alexander, only son of Angeline and Alexander Questel, on the first of May 1865, aged 9 months and 8 days, his illness lasted five days when he passed to his new home in the skies.

He has gone in his beauty,
To his home in the skies,
His friends, are now weeping,
O'er the grave where he lies.
Strong arms have upborn him,
Through the dark swelling flood,
He is wearing a white robe,
That was washed in his blood.
But fond father, weep not,
Though Elmore's no more,
You'll meet your sweet darling
On Cansans? bright shore,
Dry your tears, dear Mother,
Angel Elmore's up there,
In that heavenly mansion
He went to prepare.
Oh weep not for him,
His sufferings are o'er.
he's not lost to you,
He's just gone before.
                                               Josephene C.

Gallipolis Journal
May 18, 1865
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards

Questell, Mrs.

     Mrs. Questell, one of our oldest citizens, died at her residence in this town a few days since.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 1, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                          Top of Page

Quickel, Curtis

Curtis Qickel
     Curtis (Max) Quickel, 63, of Dearborn Heights, MI and a former Vinton resident, died Wednesday at Oakwood Memorial Hospital in Dearborn, MI. He was born Jan. 9, 1922 at Vinton to the late Curtis and Pluma Denney Quickel. A WWII veteran, he was a member of the Vinton Masonic Lodge 131 F &AM and the Vinton Order of Eastern Star 375.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Janice) Thomaus of Taylor, MI and Mrs. David (Joyce) Fuller of Dearborn Heights; two sisters, Vera Hutton of O'Fallon, IL and Mrs. Fred (Midge) Greenllee of Avon Park, FL and one brother, Delmar Quickel of Cheshire. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Burk Quickel and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Taylor, MI

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 8, 1986
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Quickle, Earl J.

E. J. Quickle, 69, Succumbs in Columbus
Earl J. Quickle, 69, former resident of Vinton, died unexpectedly at his home in Columbus Tuesday. He was a retired ironworker. Mr. Quickle was born March 10, 1903, in Gallia County, son of the late Frank and Dennie Jarvis Quickle.
     Survivors include three daughters and one son: Mrs. Kelly (Patty) Sayre, Mrs. John (Barbara) Haines, both of Pataskala, Ohio; Mrs. Dennis (Carol) Clark and Leroy Quickle, both of Columbus. One daughter preceded him in death. Two half-brothers and one half-sister survive: Mrs. Helen Coder, Huntington; Don Quickle, Cincinnati, and Kay Quickle, Columbus. Fourteen grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 14, 1973
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Quickle, Emma S.

Mrs. Quickle, 82, Succumbs
     Mrs. Emma S. Quickle, 82, a resident of 621 Third Ave., Gallipolis, and former resident of Vinton, died unexpectedly at her home Thursday around 8 p.m. She was born April 5, 1891 at Glenn Summit (Rt. 1, Vinton) daughter of the late Laura and Hanger Lowe Cloud. She married Tom Quickle in 1910. He precededher in death.
     Mrs. Quickle is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Georgia Boyer, Galliplis, with whom she made her home, and two grandsons, Ted Boyer, of Hamilton, Ohio and Larry Boyer of Gallipolis. Four great grandsons survive. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Florence Quickle, Vinton, and Mrs. Rose Glassburn, Bidwell.
     She attended Vinton Baptist Church, and was a member of the Ladies Auxillary. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, with Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 31, 1973
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Quickle, Missouri

Death of Mrs. Quickle
     We are sorry to record the death of Mrs. Missouri Quickle, wife of Aaron Quickle, who died at  her home near Bidwell Thursday afternoon of last week after a long and distressing illness with cancer. She underwent an operation about a year ago but it failed to check the dread disease. Mrs. Quickle had been a member of the Porter M. E. Church for many years and was a consistent Christian. She was noted for her charity and kindness to the poor, having raised several poor orphan children who had no home. Deceased was with a few days of being 59 years of age.
     She leaves a husband and one daughter, wife of Wm. Clark, and one brother, C. M. Fisher, who lives near Porter, besides several grandchildren, who have the sympathy of a host of friends. The funeral services were conducted at Clark Chapel by Rev. W.J. Fulton Sunday morning, and the large attendance attested the esteem in which deceased was held. Interment followed at same place by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 1, 1901
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Quickle, Ross

Killed In Collision
     Mr. Ross Quickle, son of George Quickle of Ewington, and about 22 years old, has been over at Perrysburg, O., working for an electric railroad, running from Perrysburg to Toledo. Acting as motorman, he was injured so badly in a collision last Friday at Perrysburg that he died Monday morning. His remains were brought to Ewington Tuesday, and his funeral services and burial took place today at Mt. Olive, near Glenn Summit. He was a single man and well thought of by all who knew him.

Particulars of Ross Quickle’s Death
     Mr. and Mrs. Quickle of Ewington are in receipt of a letter from Bert Craft of Bowling Green, giving them full particulars of the death of their son, Ross, spoken of in the Tribune of yesterday. He says among other things that Ross was a competent, worthy man, well liked and trusted. He was motorman on the “first extra.” The morning of the 16th, he was assigned to No. 2, making three round trips from Bowling Green to Toledo.
The accident happened on the 2d trip out of Toledo at Adams’ Curves near Perrysburg. The target at the last switch passed was out of repair, Ross and the conductor not knowing that an extra was out, and they being on time, did not dream of danger until too late to avoid the crash, which followed or to seek safety. It occurred in a short curve, dense foliage on either side. No blame attached to Ross, or his conductor, Mr. Watkins.

[Note: 6/3/1880 - 6/17/1900]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, June 22, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron