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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   G-Gl  

Go-Gu   H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh   Jol-Ju   K   L-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   U   V   W-Wau   We-Wilh   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Rocchi, Lillja

     Lillia Rocchi, 87, 231 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, died early this morning (Friday) at Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years. Born April 30, 1895, in Bagni Di Lucca, Italy, to the late Eugenio Brunicardi and Argentina Malone.
     She married A. "Shorty" Rocchi on Oct 24, 1920 at Lucci, Italy. She had lived in Galliplis since 1922. Mrs. Rocchi and her husband operated the Grande Cafe restuarant on Second Avenue for several years. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, VFW Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary.
     Survived by her husband; two sons, Robert and Remo; two sisters; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, with Rev. William R. Myers officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Waugh Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rosary services will be 8 p.m. Sunday.

[Note: Died Oct 8, 1982]

Gallipolis paper
Friday, Oct 8, 1982
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rodgers, Mrs. Charles

Mrs. Charles Rodgers Dead
     Mrs. Charlie Rodgers, who has been ill with the flu, which developed in pneumonia, died at her home near the Children's Home Friday night, March 5, 1920. Besides a husband Mrs. Rodgers leaves four children, two boys and two girls, aged 3, 5, 8 and 11.
     The funeral will be held at the Pt. Pleasant Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and
conducted by Rev. O. F. Jackson. Burial at the Kincade Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.
     The Rodgers family located here about one year ago, coming from West Virginia. Mr. Rodgers was
employed on the Charles Switzer farm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 16, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Rodgers, Charlie A.

     Died, September 1st, Charlie A., infant son of A.P. and S.M. Rodgers, aged 3 months. "On earth, a bud of fairest promise given, Plucked by a Father's hand, to bloom in heaven."

The Gallipolis Journal
September 6, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rodgers, Christena

     Christena Rodgers died, aged 57 years of cancer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Mar 14, 1899
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rodgers, Edward 

     Edward Rodgers, son of James and Lizzie Hamilton Rodgers, died Saturday, May 10, 1924, at the age of 44 years. He leaves besides his father, two brothers, Claire and Oscar Rodgers of the rural district. Funeral services were held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. at the residence by Rev. C. W. Smith and burial at Pine Street by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: burial in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis, Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1924
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Rodgers, John

     Died, at his residence in this county, on the 31st ult., after protracted illness, Mr. John Rodgers, in the 84th year of his age. Mr. R. was a farmer and resided in this county for fifty-three years. As a gentleman and an upright man, he was esteemed highly by those who knew him, and he went down to his grave full of honors and of years.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 13, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rodgers, Mary

One of the Pioneer Ladies of Gallipolis Joins the Silent Majority
     At 11 o'clock, Saturday morning, January 12, 1907, Miss Mary Agnes Janet Rodgers exchanged mortality for immortality, and laid down to dreamless sleep, after a well-spent, useful life among the living. Her death was peaceful and full of that resignation of the inevitable fate designed for all which is commendable in those who perish, for it bespeaks a confidence in their Creator and the hope of a better and happier life, free and unfettered from the thralldom with which a christian soul finds itself surrounded in this.
     Miss Rodgers was more than ordinarily near to our more elderly people, even to those with whom she was not intimately acquainted, from the fact that we all knew that she was one of the members of one of the pioneer families of Gallipolis, her parents coming from Scotland as early as 1804.
     She was born on Front Street in the little house just below the residence of Mrs. Eliza McClurg, October 13, 1818, and she was the seventh child. Her father was Judge Thomas Rodgers, prominent in his day, and her mother's name was Christiana Rodgers. She became a sister to John Russell Rodgers, James Russell Rodgers, John Alexander Rodgers, Christiana May Sheriff, Eliza Maxon, Margaret Pierson, Helen Hayward and Misses Romaine and Isabel Rodgers.
     Her parents moved from where she was born to a farm close to town on the Chickamauga road, and which was known for years as the Rodgers homestead, on the site of Mr. Robert Johnston's present residence. This fell in later years into the hands of her brother John A. Rodgers who reared a family there. Miss Rodgers not marrying lived with the others, her sister Mrs. Eliza Maxon, widow of Samuel Maxon and father of Miss Hannah U. Maxon for perhaps, fifty years, later with her niece Miss Maxon, and for the last two years with her niece, Mrs. Sarah Hooper, from whom she has received the kindest attentions and who has supplied her every want.
     Miss Rodgers united with the Presbyterian church when only fifteen years old, in 1833, and was a member of that church at her death.
     While of a cheerful, sunny disposition, she was even thoughtful as to the correct life she should and did lead, and when the last shadows began to fall upon her bedside she feared not, and selected the following hymns to be sung at her funeral services --"Jesus lover of my soul, and "I would not live alway." For six months she had been failing, but was only taken to her bed on the Saturday before her death. Her funeral services were conducted at 1 o'clock this Monday afternoon by Rev. John W. McCormick, at her late home on Cedar Street, the interment at the Pine street cemtery following by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 14, 1907
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Rodgers, Oma

Mrs. Rodgers Died Here Saturday P.M.
     Mrs. Charles Rodgers, 23, of Apple Grove, W. Va., died at the Holzer Hospital Saturday night, a few hours after she had been brought there. She was formerly Oma Erwin, daughter of Carl Erwin, and she and Charles Rogers [sic] were married here by Rev. W. Scott Westerman on Dec. 23, 1937. The marriage records showed she was 22 last Oct 31; a report made at the hospital when she entered indicated she was still in her teens.

[Per DC B.30 Oct 1931 - D.15 Jan 1939 - Bur Apple Grove]

Gallipolis paper
Jan 16, 1939
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rodgers, Samuel

     We were pained to hear of the death of Samuel Rodgers, an old and honorable citizen of Gallia county. He died on Friday last after a lingering illness.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 6, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rodgers, Thomas S.

     Died, in Gallipolis township, on the 5th ult., Thomas S., eldest son of John A. Rodgers, aged nineteen years, five months, and seventeen days.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 5, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page


Roe, Isaac

     Mr. Isaac Roe died at his home in Clipper Mill Friday, April 29, 1904, after a long illness, aged about 70 years. He was a nice old gentleman and for many years had been a member of the M. E. Church. Two daughters, Mrs. Taylor, of Swan Creek, and Mrs. McFann, of Clipper Mill, and one son, Norton, of Kansas, survives him. His wife died last February. Mrs. Neal Berridge, a sister, also survives him.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday morning, interment following at Mina Chapel.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 6, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roe, Thomas Jefferson

Death of Jefferson Roe

      Jefferson Roe died at his home on Fourth Avenue Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, 1916 [1917], after a lengthy illness with tuberculosis. He was about 70 years old and is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Drummonds and Charles Roe. The funeral will be from the late home Tuesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 22, 1917
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Rogers, Edith Ona

     OBITUARY - Edith Ona Rogers, born December 24, 1905, and departed this life February 12, 1928. On December 30, 1924, she was married to Ernest Rogers, to this union two sons were born, Robert Lee and Donald Holmes both of whom survive. She leaves beside her husband and two sons, father, mother, four sisters, Bessie, Ina, Virginia, Ruth and two brothers, Russell Lee and John Allen Rogers. Her grandpartents, John E. and Ellen E. Rogers, John and Mary V. Allen and a host of relatives and friends.
     An excellent daughter, a good wife and a perfect mother. May all who knew her strive to emulate her many virtues. We seek no further to disclose her merits. We dream not upon her frailties, but rest in the consolation that she is secure in the great bosom of her father and her God.

Card of Thanks

     Realizing the impossibilities, of seeing our many friends personally, we wish to express through the press our heart felt thanks and sincere appreciation for the interst and kindness shown us in the sickness and death of our beloved wife and daughter, Edith Ona Rogers.
           Her husband, mother and father,
                Ernest R. Rogers
                Virgil Rogers,
                Ada Rogers

Gallia Times
Mar 4, 1928
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rollins, James

     James Edward Rollins, 76, of Gallipolis, died Friday, June 14, 1991, at Holzer Medical Center. Born June 11, 1915 in Racine, WV, he was a son of the late John and Ada (Snodgrass) Rollins. He was self-employed and operated the Flag Car and Permit Service for trailers. Rollins attended Fairhaven United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mattie [Maddy] Rollins, a daughter, Connie Jo Williams of Gallipolis; a sister, Betty Caldwell of Phoenix, AZ; a half-sister, Dorothy Brown of Racine, WV; half-brother, Dole Rollins of Racine, WV; a granddaughter and two great-grand-children.
     Services will be held on Monday, June 17, at 1 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, in Gallipolis, with Rev. Ernest Perkins officiating. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
June 16, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Rollins, John M

     John M Rollins, 66, a resident of 1005 Third Ave., died Wednesday afternoon at Medical Center Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and was born in Mason County, son of George and Wanda Cantner Rollins. He is survived by his second wife, the former Sarah Holstin, and eight children. Services will be held at Creston, W. Va., at 2 p.m. Sunday and burial will be in the church cemetery under director of Miller's Home for Funerals.

[Note: Died 1966]

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1966
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Romine, Bertha [Watson]

Rites Held In Columbus For Mrs. Bertha Romine
     Mrs. Bertha Romine, 77, a native of Addison who died in Florida last week, was buried in Columbus. She was the daughter of the late Elliott and Mary Jane Reynolds Watson, pioneer family of Addison twp. Mrs. Romine was twice married. Her first husband was Arthur Viars and of that union one son survives, Earl of Detroit. She was married to Merrill Romine and he survives, along with two sons and a daughter, Clarence and Harold and Mrs. Dorothy Burger, all of Columbus. A sister, Mrs. Floyd Thomas of Cheshire and Florida, survives.
     Funeral services were held late last week at the O. R. Woodyard Funeral home and burial was made in Greenlawn cemetery. Cousins of Mrs. Romine who are resident in this county are Dr. L. E. Smith, Mrs. L. H. Nelson, L. J. Reynolds of Cheshire, and Mrs. Edna Backus and Mrs. Henry Reeves of Addison.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 6, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rood, Almira

Death of Mrs. Rood
     Mrs. Almira Rood died at her home on Fourth Avenue this morning. She was born at Clipper Mill and was 63 years of age. She was a member of the Methodist Church in this city and was always known as a kind and upright woman who bore many years of suffering patiently.
     Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Burial at Mound Hill by George Wetherholt.

[Note: Death Certificate..born March 26, 1856; April 21, 1919; aged 63 years and 25 days. Widow of Elijah Rood. Parents: John Canterbury and Vianna Angel.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 21, 1919
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rood, Ira

Ira Rood Dies
Rites 2 Tuesday
     Ira Rood died Saturday night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Della Canterbury, 944 First Avenue, where he had been tenderly cared for during the past year. He suffered with cancer and bore his distressing and long illness patiently.
     He would have been 67 years old Oct 3. In addition to his sister, he is survived by a daughter, Helen Harris. His parents and four brothers preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Entsminger Funeral Home. Rev. Vernon Shaffer will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 16, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Root, Sidney

Died Very Suddenly
     Mr. Sidney Root, a well known resident of Addison township where he resided on what is known as the former Hack Gates farm, was found dead in the haymow of his barn Monday morning. Mr. Root had been ill for a few days prior to his death, but it was not thought his condition was serious. On Monday morning he arose at his usual hour, and, after walking down to the river, returned to the barn presumably to rest, and where he passed away. Mr. Root was about 60 years of age, and is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Finley, and two children, Fred and Rena. He leaves two sisters also, Mrs. Richard Bennett of his home neighborhood, and Mrs. John Vanden of Gallipolis. He was a fine man, a member of the Kanauga Methodist Church, and his funeral services were held at that place Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lightner of Cheshire, the interment following in the Pine street cemetery in Gallipolis.

Gallia Times
July 15, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Root, Sidney

Sudden Death
     Sidney Root, a respected farmer of Addison Township, was found dead in the haymow of his barn on Monday morning, July 13, 1914. He was about 60 years of age and had been in poor health for sometime and it is thought that death came from an attack of heart trouble. The funeral services were conducted at the Kanauga M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lightner of Cheshire, burial following in the Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, July 16, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ropeter, August

     Mr. August Ropeter died at his home in Walnut Township last Monday morning at five o’clock. A week ago last Saturday Mr. Ropeter returned from a visit to relatives in the West, and after reaching home, complained of feeling badly. On the following Monday he took worse, and one week from that day passed away.
     Mr. Ropeter was about 66 years of age and was one of the best known citizens of the county. His death was a shock to his wide circle of friends, who know that a good man has passed away.
     The funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the Lutheran Church near his late resident. Rev. Becker, of Pomeroy, officiated. A widow and seven children survive him and mourn their loss.

The Bulletin
Saturday, October 20, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Ropeter, Louise

OBITUARY
     Mrs. Louise Ropeter, born 1842 at Hanover, died Oct. 6, 1906, aged 64 years, 15 days. She was the only daughter of August and Caroline Lear. She came to this country in the year 1854 with her parents and two brothers.
     In 1858 while at Pittsburgh, she was united in holy matrimony to August Ropeter of Hanover, Germany, who preceded her about 11 years ago. To this union were born nine children, of whom seven are living. Fred died while in infancy and Henry at the age of 23 years. Those that survive to mourn their loss are Mrs. H. J. Price, Mrs. August Woda, Mrs. A. G. Grube, Mrs. A. C. McDaniel and William, George and August Ropeter. Also two brothers, August and Henry Lear, 24 grand-children and one great-grandchild.
     She joined the German Lutheran church at the age of 14 years and lived a consistent Christian life until death. She bore her sufferings while on her death bed with patience. Her instructions to her children were always for the best. The funeral services were held at the German Church by Rev. Rice, Monday, October 8, 1906, interment following by undertaker J. W. Myers.
                                                                                      The Children

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 19, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Ropeter, Mary Elizabeth [Wood]

Ropeter Services Set For Thursday At Baptist Church
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ropeter, 76, widow of William Ropeter, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church, the Rev. J. Edward Hakes officiating. Burial will be made by Oscar Elliott in Salem Cemetery. He will take the body to the home of her only child, John W. Ropeter, 358 Second Ave., at 5 p.m. today. It will lie in state in the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Nephews will be her pallbearers.
     Born Sept. 21, 1871, near Gage to Noam Wilson Wood and Eveline Prose Wood, the kindly, Christian woman lived most of her life on her farm at Centenary, but she had a large number of friends all over Gallia County, especially in the Centenary, Gage, Thurman, and Addison neighborhoods.
     Death came to her at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in her room at the Park Central Hotel, only four hours after she suffered a stroke. She had been feeling well for some time until her Tuesday seizure, though for a number of years the state of her health had been failing. Three years ago she moved to Gallipolis.
     Converted early in life, Mrs. Ropeter joined the Salem Baptist Church, but 40 years ago, she and her husband transferred their membership to the Gallipolis church. Here she attended regularly as long as her health permitted.
     Her son is in the general insurance business here. She has one grandchild, Evelyn Ropeter. Mrs. Ropeter was married March 6, 1902. Her husband died July 4, 1932.
     A member of the Centenary Grange, Mrs. Ropeter took pride in her farm, devoting much time and work to the beautification of her yard and building up a colorful flower garden.
     Two brothers survive: John J. Wood, Gage, and Hampton Wood, Wynne, Ark. Lester, Noah A., August Wood, and Harriet Davis, brothers and sister, preceded her in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 25, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rose, Ada

     Died, in Porter, on the 9th inst., at the residence of her son, Mrs. Ada Rose, aged 71 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 21, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rose, Alma

Death of Child
     Alma, 9 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rose, died at the Holzer Hospital late Friday afternoon, having been removed there for special treatment. The child was afflicted with a rare form of hemorrhages or general bleeding of the system and all methods used to effect a cure were unavailable. Another child, Lena May, survives.
     The funeral was held at Bethel church in Ohio Tp. at 11 o'clock Sunday, Rev. McConnell officiating. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Tombstone dates 4 Apr 1915 - 7 Jan 1916]

Gallipolis paper
Jan 7, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Rose, Amanda

     Mrs. James Rose, formerly of near Vinton, who had been making her home with relatives near Marion, died Tuesday at the age of 93. Her body was to arrive here at noon Thursday. Funeral will be at Mt. Tabor by Rev. Williams at 1:30 p.m. burial in the Church cemetry by Butler.

[Note from stone: 10/29/1837-2/22/1932.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 25, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Rose, Amanda

Mrs. Amanda Rose
Oldest Resident of Greenfield Township, Passes Away
     Mrs. Amanda Rose, the oldest resident of Greenfield Township, died Wednesday, March 23, of infirmities incident to old age. She was 89 years old and had been a resident of Greenfield Tp. nearly all of her life. She was the wife of Pleasant Rose, who died February, 1906.
     Mrs. Rose had been poorly in health for over a year not able to leave her bed. But she had received unusually good care from her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Shelton, with whom she had lived after her husband died. Mrs. Rose was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor.
     The funeral services were held at the Gallia Baptist Church March 25. Rev. Reuben Denny, Rev. W. R. Evans and Rev. Yelton officiated. Interment by the Wiseman Bros. of Waterloo.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 30, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rose, Caroline [Converston]

     OBITUARY - Caroline Coverston Rose was the daughter of George and Mariah Coverston and was born April 24, 1847, near Northup, Ohio. She was 67 years of age at the time of her death Dec. 4, 1914.
In 1867 she was united in marriage to William M. Rose and they went to West Virginia to make their home. To this union were born eight daughters and one son. One daughter and the husband preceded her to the other side several years ago.
     She united with the Methodist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Sebert Warden when a young woman and retained her membership throughout life. She had been a sufferer from heart disease and intestinal catarrh for several years. These caused her death.
     She was a most affectionate mother, a true friend and a kind neighbor. The following children mourn her loss, Alice J. McCallister, Raymond City, WV; Anna B. Brown and Mary C. Fife, Plain City, Ohio; Bamzel L. Rose, U.S. Army, Naco, AZ; Lucy M. Halfhill and Ina E. Halfhill, Fay, WV; Amanda E. Fife, Cheshire, Ohio and Romaine A. Clark of this city.
     Mrs. Rose left eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: John Harvey Coverston, Mrs. Eli Rose, Mrs. John Watterson and Mrs. Perry Coverston of this city; Mrs. Wilson Coverston, Ashland, KY; Miss Nettie Coverston, Cincinnati, Ohio; C.C. Coverston, Portsmouth, Ohio. She was a niece of Mrs. W.W. Watts of this city.
     Her life is compared to these verses of Proverbs, Chap XXXI:

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.
She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands.
She riseth also while it is yet night and giveth meat to her household and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field and buyeth it,with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She layeth her hands to the spindle and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, yea, she reachesth forth her hands to the needy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 25, 1915                                                                                           Top of Page


Rose, Catharine

     Died, in Green township, June 21st, 1867, Mrs. Catharine, wife of Daniel H. Rose, in the 56th year of her age. Mrs. Rose was a very exemplary woman. She was an affectionate and devoted mother, and being of a modest and retiring disposition of mind, she moved gracefully and consistently in the humble path of duty.
[. . .] Mrs. Rose was an acceptable and consistent member of the M. E. Church about 40 years . . . Her affliction was long and painful, yet she endured it all patiently . . . J.W.M.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 11, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rose, Charles

Died At Hot Springs
     Charles Rose, 69, a resident of Springfield Township, died a week ago Sunday at the home of his son, Richard, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was visiting. The body arrived here the following Wednesday, when burial followed in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Four sons, Richard, James, Jack and Sherman and four brothers, James, Joseph, Harvey and Alfred, survive him.

Gallia Times
Feb. 21, 1917
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Rose, Delia [Howard]

Mrs. H.W. Rose Dies
     Mrs. Delia Howard Rose, 73, died Sunday at her home near Bethesda. She was the wife of Harvey W. Rose, who survives. She also leaves four sons, Jay and Clarence Holdridge of Cedarville; Archie Rose of Dayton and Arthur Rose at home, a daughter, Mrs Eliza Champer of South Dakota and three brothers.
     Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Church by Rev. J.W. McConnell. Burial in Neal Cemetery, in charge of O.E. Elliott.

[Note: death certificate: Cordelia M. Rose born Cedar Rock County, WI on Sept. 25, 1857; died Feb. 9, 1931; 73 years, 4 months and 11 days of age. Parents: Albert Howard (born Franklin NY) and Sarah Ann Crouch (born Newhaven NY). Cause of death Bronchial pneumonia followed by edema of lungs.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 11, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rose, Descom A.

D. A. Rose, 82, Died Last Night
Rites Sunday P.M.
     Descom A. Rose, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Massie of Fox Fairview about 9 p.m. Friday after a lingering illness of several weeks. His wife Sarah Alice Wiseman Rose passed away 13 years ago. They lived in Gallipolis at that time.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion church in Walnut tp., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Layne of the Waterloo Methodist circuit.
     Mr. Rose was the son of Jehu and Hannah Niday Rose and was born in Gallia county. After his marriage to Sarah Alice Wiseman he lived on a farm near Fairview for many years. To their union were born Mrs. Ollie Davis of Williamstown, W. Va., Andrew Rose of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Eva Wilson, Waverly, O., Mrs. Bessie Massie, Patriot R.D., and Dr. Edwin Rose of Washington, D.C., all of whom survive. One brother, Harvey W. Rose of Patriot R.D. also survives.
     Burial at Mound Hill by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth January 17, 1858; date of death April 5, 1940.]

Newspaper (prob. April 1940, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Wiseman file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                               Top of Page


Rose, Donald A

     Donald A. Rose, 81, Circleville, died Wednesday morning in Berger Hospital, Circleville. Born Feb. 4, 1904, in Gallia County, son of the late Edward and Ruby Campbell Rose, he was a retired teacher who taught at one time in Ohio Township.
     A member of Community United Methodist Church, he was also a member of Gallia Chapter 469, F & A M, Circleville Chapter 20, Tyrian Council 60, Scioto Commandery 35, Circleville Chapter 90, OES and the Ohio retired Teachers Association.
     Surviving are his wife, Frances Greene Rose, and a brother, Lee Rose of Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, near Crown City, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeal Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church, Circleville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1985
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rose, Esther A.

Mrs. Rose, 67, Dies Today
     Mrs. Esther A. Rose, 67, a resident of 121 Pine Street, died in Holzer Hospital at 2:50 a.m. today. She had been a patient there for two days following a stroke at her home. She was one of nine children born to the late Wiley and Sarah Hill Angel. Her birth took place on Nov. 2, 1897 in Harrison Township and in her youth she attended the Bullskin School.
     She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maude Persinger and one half-sister, Mrs. Jennie Shaw, both of Gallipolis and two brothers, Ray Angel of Greenfield and John Angel of Columbus. Three sisters and two brothers proceded her in death.
     Her first marriage was to Lear Roberts of Huntington in March, 1920. He preceded her in death in 1957. Her second marriage was to Charles Rose and he died in 1958. Two children survive the first marriage are Mrs. James (Mildred) Brewer of Harrison and Mrs. Lawrence (Nellie) Mitchell of Gallipolis. A granddaughter, Marcia, was reared in her home. There are 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
     Mrs. Rose was employed as a cook for many years at the Queen Bee Restaurant and retired in 1955 due to ill health.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller's Funeral Home for Funerals. Rev. Cecil Mable will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Paper
No date --Died Nov. 23, 1960
Submitted by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page


Rose, Ethel

Death of Mrs. Rose
     Mrs. Ethel Rose, daughter of Mr. Hugh Caldwell, died in Columbus last week and the remains were brought here last Friday and interred at Centenary by Wetherholt. She was the wife of Mr. J. T. Rose and died suddenly of heart disease. Mrs. Rose was well and favorably known in this county and many friends will regret her untimely death.

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


Rose, Genevieve

Mrs. Fred Rose Dies
     Mrs. Fred Rose passed away at her home on Grape street at about 12:30 (this) Tuesday noon, Oct. 15, of a week’s illness with pneumonia and influenza. Her death is the cause of deep grief in her neighborhood as this morning her condition seemed improved. Further particulars will be given in Wednesday’s issue.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Mrs. Fred Rose’s Death
     Mrs. Genevieve Rose, who passed away at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1918, was 26 years of age. She had been ill but one week with influenza which developed into pneumonia.
     Mrs. Rose was the daughter of Cornie and Myrtle Chambers and was born at Bladen. She was united in marriage to Fred Rose June 2, 1913, and to them were born two children, one living, Lena May, aged 4, the other dying in infancy.
     She is also survived by her husband, parents and the following brothers and sisters: Charles, Howard, Carl, Henry, Paul and Richard, Kate and Beatrice.
     Mrs. Rose was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor and friend and loved by all who were acquainted with her and a member of the Bethel Methodist Church.
     The funeral party will leave the residence at 1 o’clock tomorrow for Bethel. Rev. Mr. Wood will conduct the services and interment at Bethel will be by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

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


Rose, Harvey W.

Rose
     Harvey W. Rose, aged 81, an industrious and successful farmer, died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home in the mouth of German Hollow in Walnut Township. He had been seriously ill only a few days. However, his health had not been good for a year.
     Mr. Rose was a large man and had been a familiar figure in Gallipolis for many years and was in town about a week ago.
     He was born in Lawrence County, on Aug. 8, 1861, a son of Jehu and Elizabeth Niday Rose. He was one of 11 children, of whom there is now but a single survivor, Stephen Rose of Oklahoma.
     When 24 years old Mr. Rose located in Kansas, spending 18 years in the Sunflower State. There he married Cordelia Howard and some years thereafter they came to this county and Walnut Township. Mrs. Howard died 12 years ago and they are survived by these three children, Mrs. Etha Champer of Monroe, WA; Archie Rose, Dayton and Arthur, living at the German Hollow homestead. Another son, Hubert, was drowned in Symmes Creek in 1916.
     Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock (fast time) at Bethesda, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial in Neal Cemetery by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: death certificate...he died June 28, 1943]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 1943
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rose, J. Cal.
 
Rose
     J. Cal. Rose died at Pliny, W. Va. on Monday, Aug. 15, 1904, death caused by typhoid fever.  He was 65 years of age and left a wife and three children   He was son of the late Daniel Rose, once Sheriff of Gallia County.  The remains were buried at Centenary Tuesday afternoon.

[Note: Clay Twp]  

Gallipolis Bulletin 
Vol. XXXVII,  No. 73 
Aug. 19, 1904  Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                Top of Page


Rose, J.D.

     Mr. J. D. Rose, a prominent citizen and Justice of Peace of Raccoon Township, died on Friday night of last week, aged seventy-six years. Two sons and two daughters survive him. Mr. Rose was an excellent man and his death is much regretted. The funeral services and burial were on Sunday.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1817 Licking County, Ohio; died Nov. 10, 1893 Gallia County, Ohio. Married]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 18, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rose, James
     Funeral services for James Rose, who died at the home of his son Arthur on Lincoln Ridge, Dec. 1, 1931, were conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. J.W. McConnell.

[Note: Death Certificate shows him born Nov. 4, 1852; 79 years and 27 days of age when he died. Wife, Sally. Parents: Lewis Rose and Margaret Lambert. Burial Bethel Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 1, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Rose, Lucinda E. [Shelton] and Seabird

United in Death
     Many friends over the county were shocked to learn of the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Seabird Rose at their home near Gallia. Mr. Rose passed away Saturday evening after an illness with brain trouble, and Mrs. Rose died Sunday evening following a brief illness with pneumonia.
     A double funeral will be held Wednesday at the Souders’ Church near Gallia. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S. S. Denney. Mr. and Mrs. Rose were among our best citizens. They had raised a large family of children, and had hosts of warm friends.

[Note: According to Ancestry.com Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 Seabird Rose married Lucinda E. Shelton on July 13, 1865, in Gallia Co., OH]

Gallia Times
Tuesday, December 6, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Rose, Maria H. [Graham]

Mrs. Rose Dead
     Mrs. A.C. Rose, a sister of Ezra Graham of this county, died last week at her home in Illinois. She was raised in this county near Gallipolis, and married here. She and her husband and children went to Illinois about 1890, where Mr. Rose died last September.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 28, 1912
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Rose, Missouri Wilcox

Death of Mrs. Rose
     Mrs. Charles Rose, a well known resident of Springfield Township, near Bidwell, died Sunday evening at 5 o'clock of grippe and complications. She was in her 57th. year and is survived by her husband, one daughter by a former marriage, Miss Emma Wilcox and by three step-sons. Mrs. Rose was a highly respected and good woman.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at Mt. Tabor Church by Rev. Farrar of Bidwell. Burial in the church cemetery by Undertaker Glassburn of Bidwell.

[Note: Born Oct. 1853 in West Virginia]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Rose, Nancy

     IN MEMORY - Of Nancy Rose, who died at the home of her daughter in Harrison township, Feb. 12, 1897, her age being eighty-three years, eleven months and three days. She leaves to mourn her loss four children, two daughters and two sons, one brother and many friends to mourn her loss. Our loss is her gain.
     She was a member of the Methodist Church for about sixty years, she lived a devoted Christian life and was loved by all who knew her. And now her gentle spirit is fled to the realms of eternal bliss, leaving a wide circle of friends to mourn her departure. But dear friends we should not mourn for she has only exchanged an earthly prilgrimage in search of glory for an eternal life of sublime happiness with the angels forever to sing praises to her great Redeemer.
     Her funeral services were conducted at Mina Chapel by Rev. John Porter. Her remains were laid to rest in the Oak Cemetery to sleep until the great judgment morn.

[Note: Mina Chapel Cemetery originally was sometimes known as Oak Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
Mar 16, 1897
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rose, Redmond L.

Redmond L. Rose, Crown City, Dies
     Redmond Lake Rose, aged 72, one of Guyan Township's most estimable citizen passed away at his home in Crown City today after more than a year's illness. Stricken in October of a serious heart ailment his condition gradually grew worse and the end had been expected momentarily throughout the past four weeks.
     The passing of this most useful citizen marks finish to another historical landmark of the village in which he lived for more than thirty years, with the ultimate close of and the passing into oblivion of the old blacksmith shop in which he worked faithfully many, many years. His adeptness in making small, intricate shop tools was widely known and no doubt will be sorely missed by all.
     Surviving are the faithful wife, Willia Moore Rose and the following children: Ray, Columbus; Mrs. Roma Myers, Marietta; Rolland, Crown City; Mrs. Opal Sheppard, Gallipolis; Mrs. Nellie McKown, Bladen; Mrs. Janice Gorby, Proctorville and Mrs. Robert Smith, Crown City.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of F.l. Stevers and no date has been set for services but internment probably will be at Crown City.

[Note: stone 1874-1946. Death Certificate born May 19, 1874 in Lawrence County, Ohio; died Sept. 4, 1946 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, Ohio; 75 years 5 months and 15 days of age. Parents Lewis Rose and Sarah Hoskinson. Burial Crown City Cemetery.]

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


Rose, Reuben

Death Claims Reuben Rose, 73
     D. Reuben Rose, age 73, died around midnight at his home on Fourth Ave. at the foot of Grape. Particulars as to the cause of death or the duration of his illness were not learned.
     Rose, a quaint and jovial character, was born and reared and spent most of his life in Raccoon Twp., and below Rio Grande. He was a son of Euri and Elizabeth Gaskins Rose.
     He is survived by his wife who was Lorena Beaver, and by the following children: Edgar Rose, store manager, Buffalo, W. Va.; George Rose, Crown City, Lavada Smith, Kanauga; Elizabeth Hill and Dorothy Harrington, City, and Lester Rose, Vinton. There also survives a brother and a sister, William Rose, First Ave., and Mary Lee, Springfield.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but burial will be at Mound Hill at 2 Friday by A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1 Feb 1939
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch


Rose, Sallie [Edwards]

Passes Away

After Operation, From Effects of Cancer---Mrs. J. E. Rose of Bladen Dead.
     Mrs. J. E. Rose, of Bladen, died Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the Holzer Hospital, where she underwent an operation Friday morning. It was hoped that the operation would develop that she was suffering from a tumor but it was found that her trouble was due to cancer. She had been in ill health for about 10 years and her condition had been critical for some time. She was 52 years, 10 months and 16 days old and her maiden name was Sallie Edwards. She was a member of the Christian Church and led a Christian life in its true sense. She is survived by her husband and four children, Arthur of Lincoln, Edward and Fred of Bladen and Mrs. Addie Shato of Bladen and by one brother, James Edwards of Angola. The many friends of the family deeply sympathize with them in their affliction.
     The funeral services were held at Bethel church near Bladen Monday forenoon at 11 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. Dailey. Burial at the church cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: tombstone at Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township, states, Rose, Sallie; 1858-1911, w/o James. Birthdate: 14 Jun 1858, died: 29 Apr 1911 per death records]

Gallipolis newspaper
May 1911
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


Rose, Sarah Alice

     OBITUARY - Sarah Alice Rose was born at the old Wiseman homestead near Cadmus in Gallia county, Ohio, Jun 12, 1859. She departed this life at her home in Gallipolis, Ohio on March 12, 1928, aged 68 years and 9 months. She was the daughter of Rev. Andrew and Hannah Wiseman, both of whom have preceded her to the Great Beyond, as did one brother and two sisters.
     She was married to Descomb Anderson Rose on Nov. 4, 1880, and to this union were born five children, all of whom are living, Mrs. Sam Davis of Williamstown, W. Va., Mrs. Robert Wilson, Yellow Springs, Ohio, C. A. Rose of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., and Dr. E. J. Rose of Muskogee, Okla. She is also survived by her husband, a step-mother, Mrs. Margaret Wiseman of Waterloo, Ohio, a sister, Mrs. Sophronia Hall of Waterloo, and a brother, John Wiseman of Cadmus.
     She leaves thirteen grand children and four great-grandchildren, one of whom has preceded her to the Great Beyond. She had been a member of Grace M. E. church of Gallipolis for the past eight years. She was reared in a christian home and when but a small child was converted and joined the M. E. church of which she was a faithful and devoted member until death.

[Note: Buried Mound Hill cemetery.]

Gallia Times
March 29, 1928
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rose, Seabird--see Lucinda Rose


Rose, Timothy Vinton

     Timothy Vinton Rose was born in Gallia County April 27, 1848, and died in Columbus July 22, 1920, where he had resided for a number of years and where he was married to Mrs. Jane Wilson on Feb. 19, 1908.
     On June 25, 1908, he suffered a paralytic stroke which disabled him from following his wanted custome of life, and from that time until the end came that summons was welcome. He talked about going away and planned for the things to follow his departure. The last years of his life were lived in conformity to his truest conception of one's duty to God and his fellowman. Every act of his life was in candor and sincerity, being honest and upright in all his relations with men. He was very devoted to his family.
     Four of his children have preceded him in death. He leaves one son, his wife, step-son, two sisters and one brother to mourn his death. The battle of life has been fought, the sufferings patiently borne. "He now rests from his labors and his works do follow him."
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Rio Grande Baptist Church.

[Note: Buried at Calvary Baptist cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

The Gallia Times
July 29, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Rose, T.V.

T.V. Rose Dies In Columbus
Body Brought To Rio Grande
     T.V.Rose brother of Mrs. Sam Shires of Rio Grande,passed away at his home in Columbus Thursday as a result of a stroke of Paraleysis which he suffered a few days ago. Mr. Rose was raised at Harrisburg and leaves one brother, L.R.Rose of Rio Grande, and two sisters; Mrs. Shires and Mrs. Emma Russell of Columbus and also one son.
     The body was brought to Kerr Station on the noon Hocking Valley train and met by Wetherholt and Entsminger and taken to Rio Grande. The funeral will be from the Calvary Baptist church at Rio Grande Sunday at two p.m. Mr. Rose was about 70 years of age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 24, 1920
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                        Top of Page


Rose, Vesta Fay [Minor]

Mrs. Vesta Rose Dies In Hospital
     Mrs. Vesta Fay Rose, 41, died at 3:15 a.m. today in the Holzer Hospital where she had been admitted at midnight Wednesday suffering from cerosis [sic] of the liver. Her home was at 75 Spruce St.
     Mrs. Rose was born Sept. 11, 1912, in Harrison Twp., the daughter of Clarence Minor, deceased and Stella Harrison Minor, who is now Mrs. Clarence Rose.
     She was one of four children, two of whom survive: Mrs. Edward (May) Fields, Richmond, Ohio, and Mrs. Esta Flint, Gallipolis. A brother Russell was killed in an automobile accident about 30 years ago near Swan Creek. A half-sister, Mrs. Delbert Dray, Gallipolis, and a brother, Donald Rose, at home survive.
     Decedent attended the old Garfield school and later the Washington school. She worked as a housekeeper for Mrs. John Lupton during her early years and dressed chickens for the Christian and Sons Poultry Processors during World War II.
     In 1929 she married Howard Rose, Gallipolis, with James Millisor, Justice of the peace, officiating.
One son, Willard, Middleport, survives, along with three grand-children.
     Mrs. Rose was visiting in Pittsburg during the Christmas holidays when she became ill and was taken to the Allegheny Hospital where she was a patient for five weeks. She never fully recovered from this illness. Her condition had been considered critical for the past month. She was taken to the Holzer Hospital at midnight Wednesday.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
4 June 1953
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                              Top of Page


Rose, Willie

Death Claims Mrs. Rose, 85
     Mrs. Willie Rose, 85, Crown City, widow of Redmond Rose, died after an extended illness at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. Daughter of the late Lafayette and Wilma Rossiter Moore, she was born May 20, 1882 in Gallia County.
     Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Nellie McCown, Mrs. Opal Sheppard, and Mrs. Geraldine Smith, all of Gallipolis; Mrs. Roma Myers, Crown City; and Mrs. Janice Gorby of Columbus; two sons, Ray Rose, Columbus, and Roland Rose, Canal Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Harrison, Crown City; one brother, Seldon L. Moore, Cheshire; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home by Evangelist Cleveland of the Church of Christ in Huntington, W. Va. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 19, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roseberry, Robt. Bruce

     Mr. Robt. Bruce Roseberry of Second street extension, died this Wednesday morning, January 31st, 1900, at 2 o'clock, of spinal meningitis. His funeral services will probably be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.T.F. Garrett, the interment following by Undertaker Wetherholt. He will be buried at Pine street cemetery.
     He left a wife and four sons, the oldest 12 and the last an infant of four months. He was an employee of the F. & H. Factory and foreman of the glue room. He was taken ill Saturday night from standing out in thin clothes after just having taken a bath. He had been well up to that time. He is spoken of as a very nice man, a member of Epworth M.E. Church and the burial will be under the auspices of the Junior Order of American Mechanics.
     His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Roseberry, live at Letart, and they are looked for here this evening.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery. B. 1860 D. 1900]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune     
January 31, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Ross, Alice [Caldwell]

Mrs. W. Grant Ross, 63, Dies Last Night
     Mrs. Alice Caldwell Ross, 63, wife of W. Grant Ross, died at 9 o'clock last night at their home on Horse Creek in Ohio tp. She had been in poor health for two years. She had no children but is survived by, besides her husband, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Montgomery of the same community.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion church, of which decedent was a member, at 2 o'clock Tuesday. Rev. H.K. Riggs of Reedsville will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the cemetery there by Undertaker C.R. Halley

[Note: From stone 1871 - 1935]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Date Unknown - 1935
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Ross, Elmira [Lane]

     Mrs. Elmira (Mide) Lane Ross, 75, widow of Jesse A. Ross, died at 8:10 AM today at her home in Bladen. She had become steadily worse from a heart ailment since her visit this summer with two daughters, Mrs. Bessy Caldwell and Mrs. Clema Trosteri, Erie, Pa.
     Born Nov. 11, 1874, in Ohio Twp. to Louis Lane and his wife, whose maiden name was Mooney, the decedent is survived by these sons in addition to the daughters mentioned: B. W. Ross, Raymond Ross, and Homer Ross, Bladen; Charles E. Ross, Catlin, Ill; and a grandson whom she reared from from 11 months of age: Clarence Waugh. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. John (Effie) Gladman, Gallipolis and Mrs. Ella Phillips, Bladen.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in Mt. Zion Church, the Rev. Oma Williams officiating, and burial will be made by F. L. Stevers in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

[Note: d. 25 July 1949 from Funeral Book]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                           Top of Page


Ross, Jesse A.

Jesse A. Ross Passes In Bladen 1:25 A.M. Today
Funeral Is Set For 2 P.M. Friday at Mt. Zion
     Jesse Alexander Ross, a native and lifelong resident of Ohio Township, died at 1:25 this morning at his home in Bladen after an extended illness. His age was 80 years, 3 months and 15 days.
     He is survived by his wife Elmyra Ross and the following children: B.W. Ross, merchant and Raymond and Henry Ross, all of Bladen; Charles Ross, Catlin, IL; Mrs. Bessie Caldwell and Mrs. Clemma Prosperi, both of Erie, PA. There are 21 grandchildren, one of whom, Clarence, was reared in the decedent's home; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Grant Ross, of Columbus and one sister, Mrs Ella Moorefield of Uniontown, PA. One son and two daughters preceded Mr. Ross in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, in charge of Rev. Oma Williams of Crown City. Internment at the same place by F.L. Stevers. This evening the body will be at the home where friends may call.

[Note: stone..1865-1946. Death Certificate: born Oct. 21, 1865; died Feb. 6, 1946. Parents Busbon(?) Ross and Arminta King. Burial Mt. Zion Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown    


Ross, Kate [Holloway]

Mrs. W. J. Ross
     Mrs. W. J. Ross died at her home at Bush’s Mill, Thursday at midnight, after a sickness of four weeks with dropsy. She bore her sufferings patiently and awaited the end with Christian resignation. She was a member of the Baptist church and a lady who was beloved by all. She was aged, about fifty years and leaves a husband, but no children to mourn her death. The funeral services were preached at Mt. Zion Saturday afternoon by Rev. Cary, of Ironton, interment following by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, November 3, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

     Mrs. Kate Ross, wife of Mr. W. J. Ross, of Bush’s Mill, died Friday night of last week, of dropsy. She was a most estimable lady, and leaves a husband but no children to mourn the loss of a dutiful, affectionate wife. Deceased was a sister of the late Capt. John Holloway, and Capt. Jas. Holloway; and also of Capt. F. M. Holloway, and Commodore Holloway, of Cincinnati. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all in their sorrow. The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, by Rev. Carey, of Ironton. Interment by Hayward & Son.

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


Ross, Larry Allen

Infant Son Dies
      Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Mt. Zion Baptist church below Bladen by Rev. Oma Williams for Larry Allen, three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ross, who died Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at his parents' home. Burial followed there.

[Note: dates from stone 6 Jul 1941-11 Oct 1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
October 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


Ross, Margaret

Death of Mrs. Ross
     Mrs. Margaret Ross, residing in Harrison township, and widow of the late James Ross, died last Tuesday morning, aged 85 years. The funeral and burial took place at Mt. Carmel Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.
     She leaves six children, James M. Ross, of Huntington, W. Va.; John F. Ross, of Montgomery, W. Va.; Theodosia Calhoun, of Gallipolis; Romaine Fitch, of Ashland, Ky.; Lucy and Mary at home. She also leaves one brother and two sisters, William Louks, of Harrison township; Mrs. John F. Spangler, of Thevenin, and Mrs. Rhoda Roadarmour, mother of Att’y. A. L. Roadarmour.
     Mrs. Ross was a good woman and well liked by all who knew her and she will be missed in the community in which she lived.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 27, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ross, Mary [Cline]

Mary Ross
     Mrs. Mary Ross was born in Pennsylvania in October, 1785 and died at Rio Grande, Ohio, August 28, 1886, at the extreme age of almost 101 years. Her maiden name was Cline. Her first husband name was Rawson, with whom she came to Gallia County about 1815. Her second husband was named Judge Ross, who died while a member of the Ohio Legislature. There were four children by the first husband and three by the second. For the most of the time for many years past she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Susan Varney and died at her home.
     Grandma Ross kept her mental faculties to the last and it was always a great pleasure to converse with her. She became a Christian in early life and never backslid. Of a most quiet and equable disposition, kind and affectionate to all around her and with a comforting and child-like faith in God, she spend a pleasant and beauteous old age and though her death could not be a surprise, it has left a void to the hearts of those left behind. She knew how to endear herself to the hearts of the children of the household, a wisdom which many old persons have not and which in itself is proof of a good heart and of well ripened graces of character. Her final illness was of brief duration. Her last words were " I have been here a long time", and shortly after, on the bright summer morning, she closed her eyes on the earthly day to open them in the eternal brightness of the Christian's future. Her funeral was preached by Rev. J.M. Davis.

Text Eccl. 12:7

O think while you're weeping here,
Her hand a golden harp is stringing,
And with a voice serene and clear
Her ransomed soul, without a tear,
Her Saviour's praise is singing.

And think that all her pains are fled,
Her toils and sorrows closed forever,
While He whose blood for man was shed,
Has placed upon His servant's head
A crown that fadeth never.

[Note: Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Raccoon Township]

Gallipolis Paper
Aug. 28, 1886
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Ross, Raymond

Dies In Hospital
     Raymond Ross, 47, Democratic candidate this year for Gallia County Commissioner, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Holzer Hospital. Son of Jesse A. and Elmyra Lane Ross, decedent was born Jan. 15,1905, in Ohio Twp. where he spent his entire life and attended school.
Ross married Ruth Frye, Jan. 26, 1926, and they were the parents of two daughters and one son, all of whom survive:
     Bonnie and Mary at home, and Lt. Joseph N. Ross, now stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, survive. Brothers and sisters surviving are Charles E. Ross, Catlin, Ill; Burt and Homer Ross, Bladen; Mrs. Clemma Prosperi and Mrs. Bessie Caldwell, Erie, Pa.
     Mr. Ross for the past five years had been employed by the State Highway Department. He became ill on the evening of Nov. 29 and was immediately transported to the hospital.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Mt.Zion Baptist Church, Ohio Twp., with the Rev. Earl Cremeans, assisted by the Rev. Harry Mayenchein, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by C.R. Halley Funeral Home, Mercerville.

Gallia Times
Nov. 13, 1952
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Ross, Unnamed Male

     On Saturday, October 23, 1926, a darling baby boy came to brighten the home of Raymond and Ruth Ross. On October 28, God plucked this little jewel from its earthly home and carried it to that beautiful home far beyond the skies. Where two little hands are beckoning to the loved ones left behind to follow and enter that beautiful home where we shall take our darling baby in our arms and parting shall be no more.

The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
A Mother's hope, a father's joy
In deaths cold arm doth lie.

Go little pilgrim to this home
On yonder blissful shore,
We miss thee here, but soon we'll come
Where thou hast gone before.

[Note: Buried Mount Zion Cemetery]

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Ross, William

     Departed this life on January 27, 1879, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio, Esquire William Ross, in the 88th year of his age. The deceased was born in 1791, in culpeper Co., Virginia. He moved to this county in 1806, and settled in Ohio Township, where he lived until death released him from all earthly toil. He was married in 1814 to Miss Nancy Nowlin, seven years younger than himself, and who still lives to mourn over her sad bereavement. He was the father of sixteen children, twelve of whom lived to be grown. Three sons and seven daughers are still living.
     He was a pensioner of the War of 1812. Father Ross served the township as Justice of the Peace for forty-two years. He was a member and deacon of the Baptist Church for twenty-eight years. He was bapstized into the fellowship of the Green Bottom Baptist Church, Va., by Elder H.T. Chilton, from which he came by letter, and became one of the constituent members of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, of which he reamined a consistent member until death.
     Father Ross's house was ever open for the preaching of the gospel, as well as a home for the care and toilworn messenger sent to bear the tidings of life and salvation to a perishing world. Father Ross took pleasure in relating incidents connected with his early life, while in his country's service, as well as with the Indians and wild beasts of the forest; yet no subject was dearer to him than than the subject of religion; not so much about his faith, or the faith of others, as about the faith once delivered to the saints. As a husband, loving; as a father, kind and affectionate; a noble and intelligent citizen and devoted Christian. A good man has fallen.. But while we mourn, we mourn not as those who have no hope.
     His funeral was preached by the writer, assisted by Rev. J.E. Caldwell, March 23d, at his late residence, to a large and attentive congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends, from 1st Cor. 15-35. Father Ross rests from his labors, and his works will follow him. A.J.W.

Gallipolis paper..transcribed obit
Jan.-Feb., 1879
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Ross, William J.

OLD RESIDENT TAKEN
     William J. Ross, who died at the County Infirmary last week, was a native of Ohio Township and a member of one of the oldest families in this part of the state. He was past the four score and ten mark and was hale and hearty up to the time of his death, hardly knowing what it was to be sick a single day. For several years he served as Justice of the Peace in his township and held other offices of trust, all of which he filled with honor and distinction. He was engaged in the merchandise business at Bush's Mill for several years and was also postmaster at that place until the office was discontinued. His wife was Miss Kate Holloway, a member of the famous Holloway family of Gallipolis. She preceded him in death over 20 years ago. They had no children. Mr. Ross's only brother, Brown Ross, is now living in Cincinnati. "Uncle Jack." as everyone called him, was a deep thinker and read extensively, keeping posted on the events of the day. He loved to be in the company of his friends and after his home was broken by the death of his companion lived alone for several years near those who could look after his daily wants, and it was not until old age enfeebled him did he consent to become a county charge, preferring to do this rather than be a burden on his friends and relatives.

Gallipolis newspaper
Undated
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page   


Rosser, Addie [Jones]

Passes Away At Home Of Sister
Had Not Fully Recovered from Operation Several Months Ago
     Mrs. Harry Rosser passed away at the age of 60 years Friday, June 24, at the home of her sisters, Rachel Jones and Mrs. Louis Waddell at Rio Grande, Ohio She underwent an operation at the Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, early this spring and never fully recovered, death being caused from complications following the operation for gallstones.
     She was the daughter of the late Rev. Daniel S. Jones and wife [Zilliah), Baptist minister of Centerville. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Harry Rosser, of Gallipolis and three children, Gwenzella and Earl Rosser of Gallipolis and Mrs. Howell Sheethman (Alva Rosser); also the following brothers and sisters, Rachel and Miss Louise Waddell of Rio Grande, Mrs. D.S. Jenkins of Oak Hill, Mrs. George E. Jaines of Shield, KS; Will Jones of Columbus and Gomer Jones of Elyria.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Baptist Church with Dr. H T. Houf, Rev. Dirks and Rev. W.P. Cherrington officiating. Burial was made in church cemetery in charge of funeral director, Steve Thomas of Centerville

IN MEMORY
     Adaline Jones Rosser was born near Centerville, Dec. 2, 1866, died June 24, 1927, aged 60 years, 6 months and 22 days. She was the daughter of Daniel S. and Zillah Jones. Her early childhood was spent in Centerville, She received her education in Centerville and Rio Grande College. She taught school nine years. She united with the Baptist Church at Centerville when quite young. She acted on the truth expressed:

Early let us seek thy favor,
Early let us do thy will,
Jesus Lord, and only Savior.

     On Nov. 9, 1900, she was united in marriage to Harry S. Rosser. They were married in her home by her father. To Mr. & Mrs. Rosser were born one son, Earle, and two daughters, Ava and Gwenzilla.
     Mr. and Mrs. Rosser moved to Gallipolis after their marriage. It was their home for 17 years. She was a real home maker. She loved her home and her children. In 1918, they moved to Rio Grande that they might educate their children. It was her highest hope to give them an education. Her happiest day was when her youngest daughter, Gwenzilla, graduated from college. She loved and lived for her children. Bless her memory.
     Last February, she went to Holzer Hospital and suffered an operation. In March, she was brought to the home of her sisters at Rio Grande, who lovingly and tenderly cared for her until God spoke, "Come unto me."

"Beside the stream of Life Eternal.
Forever with thy God and Savior blessed
Rest, sweetly rest."

     She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, one son, two daughters, four sisters, two brothers, one grandson, one granddaughter and a host of friends.
     She was a loyal, faithful church worker. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Rio Grande, a member of the church organization, Auxillary and a member of the Willing Workers Class. While living in Gallipolis, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she faithfully served her Lord and Master.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
God in his wisdom has called,
Her soul is safe in Heaven.

     Funeral services were conducted at the Calvary Baptist Church, Sunday, June 26th, by Rev. H.T. Houf, Rev. Dierks and Rev. W.P. Cherrington. Burial was made in the church cemetery in charge of Travis and Thomas of Centerville.

Scrapbook Collection -- Unknown Publications
June, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Rosser, Earl G.

     GALLIPOLIS - Earl G. Rosser, 66, a native of Gallipolis, died Tuesday evening in South Vienna, Ohio. He was the son of the late Harrie and Addie Rosser. He attended Rio Grande College and received his Masters Degree from Miami University. He taught school in Ohio and California. He is survived by his wife, Alice, two sisters, Mrs. Carrol Runyon, So. Vienna and Mrs. Howell Cheetham, Cleveland
     Services were held Friday afternoon. Burial was at Asbury Cemetery in Clark County.

The Daily Sentinel
June 20, 1971
Transcribed by: Peggy Sibert Mason


Rosser, Harry S.

Harry Rosser, Aged 75, Passes At Middletown
Rites To Be Held At Calvary Church 2 Saturday
     Harry S. Rosser, long a familiar figure here up till about 1929, died on Wednesday in a Middletown hospital. He was 75 years old, a native of Thurman, and in late years had lived with his children. His last illness began while he was visiting his son, Earl, a resident of Middletown. There are two daughters, Mrs. Hal Cheatham of Lorain and Mrs. Carroll Runyon of near Springfield.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande, and burial beside Mrs. Rosser in Calvary Cemetery.
     Decedent was a son of John E. and Winnie Davis Rosser of Thurman. In 1900 he and Adaline Jane Jones, a teacher and resident of the same neighborhood, were married. He was then employed as a carver. Mrs. Rosser died 20 or more years ago.
     After Mr. Rosser came to Gallipolis he was engaged for a while as agent of out-of-town newspapers. He was hurt in a street accident here and later located in Parkersburg.
Surviving him, besides the children, are a sister and two brothers: Miss Mary Rosser, Parkersburg; Charles Rosser of Basil, Ohio, and Roscoe, who lives or did live in or near Buffalo, N.Y.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 31, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rosser, Mrs. J. E.

Death of Mrs. J. E. Rosser
     Mrs. J. E. Rosser, mother of Harry Rosser of this city, died at Parkersburg Thursday. The remains were brought here and the funeral was conducted from the Welch church at Centerville at 10 a. m. Monday

Gallipolis Journal
May 17, 1917
Vol 99 No. 16 P1
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page


Rossiter, Lennie A.

     GALLIPOLIS - Lennie Alice Rossiter, 78 Crown City, died at 8 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WVa.Born March 27 1905 in Crown City, daughter of the late Owen Bosterand Sarah Jane Sanders Faulkner, she was a member of Lawrence Chapel Methodist Church. She married Stanley L. Rossiter in 1921 in Catlettsburg, Ky., and he also preceded her in death in May 1969.
     Surviving are five sons, Herman L., Paul C. and Farrell S., all of Crown City, Emmett N. of Jackson and Richard A. of Barberton; three daughters, Zelma Wedemeyer of Bradenton, Fla., and Beatrice Kathleen
Rossiter and Faye Milard both of Crown City; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and a sister Estel Riggs of Macedonia. She was also preceded in death by a sister Lottie Parker.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Crown City United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Homer from 6-9 p.m.Monday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service

The Gallipolis Dailey Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover


Rothgeb, Amazonia [Hern]

Mrs. E. Rothgeb, 87 Of Addison, Died This Morn
Funeral Is Set For 2 Monday At Addison
     Mrs. Amazonia Hern Rothgeb, widow of Edwin Rothgeb, died at 9 o'clock this morning at her home above Addison. She had been bedfast nearly all summer and had been in poor health more than a year and underwent a major operation here last October. She would have been 87 next November 16.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (EWT) Monday at the Addison Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Harry Yost, a former pastor now living at Fultonham, Ohio, in charge. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Rothgeb was born Nov. 16, 1856, in Addison Twp., a daughter of John T. and Phoebe Russell Hern. Her marriage to Mr. Rothgeb was an event of Feb. 14, 1880. Mrs. Rothgeb lived all her life in Addison Twp., but shortly before her health began to fail noticeably she spent a year or more with relatives in the Far West.
     Surviving are these children: Mrs. Georgia Bell, Yakima, Washington; Mrs. Edna Guyan, San Francisco, now teaching at Lyndyl, Utah; Mrs. Gertrude Carmen and Chaunsey (?) E. Rothgeb, both of Addison. There are also eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and these two brothers and sister: C.C. Hern, Hayward, Calif.; Pearl F. Hern, Polson, Montana; and Flora Hern, Los Angeles.
     Mr. Rothgeb, well-remembered for his genial and genteel traits and exemplary character, died Oct. 6, 1935. Thereafter, the children, always devoted to their parents, gave them the full measure of loving attention. Mrs. Guyan, after spending months at her mother's bedside, left just a few weeks ago to resume her duties as teacher, and Mrs. Bell had spent months here during the last two years. Neither will be able to return for the funeral.

[Note: From death certificate her name was Sarah Amazonia; date of death September 18, 1943.]

Newspaper (September 1943, Gallipolis Daily Tribune) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Gatewood file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Rothgeb, Anna

Miss Anna Rothgeb
Passed Away at Columbus Following a Surgical Operation
     Miss Anna Rothgeb, daughter of the late Capt. Rothgeb of Addison and sister of Messrs. George and Edward Rothgeb and Mrs. Frank Vanden and Mrs. Clara Randalls, died at a Columbus hospital Sunday evening, following a surgical operation performed two weeks ago, according to a phone message received by Mr. John H. Ewing.
     The remains of Miss Rothgeb will arrive here over the Hocking Valley Wednesday evening and be taken in charge by Wetherholt & Entsminger. The funeral will take place form the Wetherholt & Entsminger chapel Thursday morning at 10:30 and will be conducted by Rev. Mr. McClure of Grace Methoidst Church. Burial at Pine street cemetery. Mr. George Rothgeb, of Columbus, will accompany the remains here.
     Miss Rothgeb was a most estimable lady and had many friends who will regret to hear of her death.
Miss Rothgeb was 59 years of age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 5, 1918
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Rothgeb, Dale Jr.

Dale Rothgeb, Jr
     Dale Rothgeb, Jr. 41, of 544 Jackson Pike, News Editor for Ohio Valley Publishing Company since 1978, died Friday at Ohio State University Hospital following a lengthy illness.
     Rothgeb graduated from Kyger Creek High School in 1963 and joined the Gallipolis Daily Tribune staff in October that year. In 1966, he became News Director of WJEH radio and returned to the newspaper as City Editor and Sports Reporter in 1970.
     He was a registered baseball and football official with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, a former Little League manager in Gallipolis and a Pony League manager at Cheshire. At one time, he was an assistant baseball coach at Kyger Creek High School.
     Rothgeb, a charger member of the Gallipolis Area Jaycees, served three years on the Kyger Creek Board of Education and one year on the Gallia County School Board.
     The son of Glenna Shaver Rothgeb of Cheshire and the late Dale Rothgeb, Sr., he married Patricia Seubert Rothgeb on June 9, 1979 at Harrison, Ohio.
     He was a member of Campaign Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent. He also attended St. Louis Catholic Church.
     In addition to his wife and mother, he is also survived by four brothers, Robert Rothgeb and David Lee Rothgeb both of Gallipolis; MSgt. James K. Rothgeb, Bossier City, LA and Mickey J. Rothgeb, Colorado Springs CO; his grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Rothgeb of Chillicothe, two nephews and three nieces.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 11 a.m. Cremeens Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Charles Hively and Rev. William R. Myers. Burial follows in Campaign Cemetery, Addison Township. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio State University Cancer Research Institute, 410 W. Tenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rothgeb, Edith

Death of Mrs. Rothgeb
     Mrs. Edith Rothgeb, wife of Phillip Rothgeb, died at her home in Green township Tuesday morning, aged 39 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ed Beck, one son Perry, and an infant child a few days old, besides her husband.
     The funeral was held at Bulaville Wednesday, burial at Rife Cemetery by Hayward & Son. She was a fine lady and her family have the sympathy of every one.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 8, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Rothgeb, Edwin

Edwin Rothgeb Aged 83, Dies Near Midnight
Upright, Genial Man Lived Long, Useful Life - Funeral At 2 Wednesday
     Edwin Rothgeb, one of the county's best-known farmers and a stalwart, worthy citizen, died at his home between Addison and Cheshire at 12:15 this morning. As was generally known his health had been failing for weeks or months. There was a sudden turn for the worse a week ago that caused two of his daughters to hurry to his side. Death was due to pernicious anemia.
     Mr. Rothgeb had entered his 84th year, having been born Sept. 25, 1852. He was a son of Captain Samuel and Frances Leonard Rothgeb, whose original home occupied the site of the present George Rothgeb home. Except for business trips by flatboat down the Mississippi and vacation trips to the Far West, Mr. Rothgeb's whole life was spent in the Addison community and was devoted to farming, though for a period years he was engaged in the merchandising business in Addison village.
     His ancestors migrated to the Ohio Valley from the Shenandoah; and their selection of a home in the wilds was a happy one. The Rothgeb acres are considered to be perhaps the most fertile in the county and the view from the Rothgeb home on the hillside is strikingly beautiful and impressive.
     As a boy of 10 years Rothgeb saw the Morgan Raiders and heard and probably witnessed some of the fighting that took place on this hill a Civil War incident often referred to as the Battle of Coal Hill.
     His schooling was climaxed by attending the old Gallia Academy, of which he was one of the early pupils. But he never stopped studying. He was of a philsophical turn and a lover and student of nature.
When 21 he became a Mason and was active and prominent in the affairs of Cheshire lodge as long as he was able to attend its meetings. A Medal was awarded to him in recognition of his half a century service in Masonry. In his early years, too, he played a cornet in the Cheshire band and was fond of music to his last days.
     In 1880 he married Amazonia Hern of the same township and their marriage was a happy and harmonoious one. She and four children survive; Mrs. Walter Bell, Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. T. C. Guyn, Ft. Hall, Idaho; Mrs. S. R. Carman and Chauncey E. Rothgeb, both of Addison. All were with him when he died and all had idolized him down through the years. There are these eight grandchildren; Edwin, Ross and Fred Carman; Jane Eloise and Raymah Rothgeb: Mrs. Marian Bell Hull, William Bell and Jack Guyn. A Brother and near neighbor, George Rothgeb, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Randall of this city, survive.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the home under the auspices of the Masons, with Rev. J.W. MeMahan of Cheshire officiating. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by Funeral Director F. J. Entsminger.
     On account of the nature of his illness Mr. Rothgeb remained alone for hours at a time at frequent intervals. But he had found "There is a pleasure in philosophy, and a lure even in the mirages of metaphysics." In reflection, as he sat upon his front porch gazing at the unusual panaroma that unfolded up, down and across the river - a view that embraces the mouth of Kyger and Dam 25, with a vast expanse of Cheshire bottoms and the West Virginia flats and hills - he found life well worth while. There again and again he "pulled himself up out of the maelstrom of circumstance" and found peace and complacency and genuine happiness in the companionship of his loved ones and in his contemplation of the wonders of Nature's workshop.

[Note: Dates in cemetery list: b. 1853 d. 1835]

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 7, 1933
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Rothgeb, Ella Louise

Death Claims Miss Rothgeb, 87, Addison
     Miss Ella Louise Rothgeb, 87, scion of a pioneer Gallia county family, who resided all her life on the home place above Addison, on old Rt. 7, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She had been hospitalized for two months. Miss Rothgeb was born in Gallia county on March 16, 1879, daughter of the late Samuel V. and Julia Watson Rothgeb. Two sisters preceded her in infancy.
     She was a graduate of Cheshire High school and Rio Grande College. At the age of 16 years, she started a teaching career. She taught at a school on an Indian reservation in Colorado, and in Louisiana, and several schools in Gallia county.
     A charter member of the Cheshire Chapter, Order of Eastern Stars, she also was a member of French Colony Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Wayside Garden Club, Cheshire Methodist Church and Little Kyger Ladies Aid.
     Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Robert Rider, assisted by Rev. Warren Zinn will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 27, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rothgeb, Elliott

Elliott Rothgeb Dies In Hospital
     Elliott Rothgeb, 76, Rt. 2, Cheshire, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at Holzer Hospital. He had been ill since summer. Son of John and Margaret Swisher Rothgeb , he is survived by his widow, Minnie; one son, Alva, Akron; and three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Davis, California; Lora Rothgeb, Dayton; Fanny Rothgeb, Cleveland, and four grandchildren. Three children preceded him in death.
     Final rites are incomplete pending arrival of the daughter from the far west, but burial will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire by Trevey Funeral Home, Pomeroy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 8, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rothgeb, Emma Childers

Mrs. J. N. Rothgeb Dead
     Mrs. Emma Childers Rothgeb, who has relatives in this county, died at her home on Ohio avenue in Columbus Friday. She was 59 years old and is survived by her husband and one daughter. Her husband is John Newton Rothgeb, born and reared at Cheshire, and the father of Mrs. W. H. Needham, who lives at Williamson, W. Va., but is now visiting here. The funeral was held in Columbus this afternoon. Burial in Greenlawn.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 12, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Rothgeb, Evelyn Blanche

      GALLIPOLIS - Evelyn Blanche Rothgeb, 91, of Gallipolis, died Friday, February 13, 1998, in the Holzer Senior Care Center. Born January 23, 1907 in Kanauga, daughter of the late William Leslie and Nannie V. Rothgeb, she was a bookkeeper and office manager at Davis Shuler for nearly 50 years. She was very active at the Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Kanauga, serving in various positions as secretary, treasurer, teacher and church historian. She was honored in April 1997 for over 75 years of Sunday School teaching, having started out substituting in the nursery and preschool class. She was still teaching at the age of 90. She was also active in several church organizations over the years, including CIC, Ladies' Aid, WSCS, and the United Methodist Women.
     Surviving are a sister, Alice Irene Beard of Gallipolis, several nieces and nephews, including Nancy (Asa) Bailey of Mansfield, Bill (Ursula) Beard of Addison, Alice (Joe) Giles of Gallipolis, Charles (Karen) Beard of Gallipolis, and James (Rita) Beard of St. Petersburg FL; grandnieces and grandnephews, including Duane Beard, Jeff Beard, Julia Pasquale, Michael Pasquale, Donna Thompson, Amiee Beard, Erin Beard, David Bailey, Allyson Ramsey and Melissa Bailey; and 14 great-grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers in early childhood, Leslie Leo and William Vance Rothgeb, and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Beard.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 1998 in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Mash officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday, February 16, 1998.
     Pallbearers will be Duane Beard, Jeff Beard, Keith White, David Bailey and Joe Giles. Honorary pallbearers are Clyde Burnett, Claude Burnett and Milford Bailey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fair Haven United Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
no date
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rothgeb, Frances [Leonard]

     Died, in Addison, after a long and painful illness, on the 19th day of February, 1864, in the 35th year of her age, Mrs. Frances Leonard Rothgeb, wife of Capt. Sam'l Rothgeb.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 25, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rothgeb, Julia Anne [Watson]

IN MEMORY

"And now she's gone away, it seems
To us she's only deep in dreams,
She is so quiet, so lonely in her bed,
The wind about her and the dark o'er head,
What if she calls and is uncomforted?
A heart! She needs not any touch or light,
Since God is with her in the night."

    Fifty-nine years ago, Dec. 18, Julia Anne Watson was born. In 1876 she united with the Addison M. Church and has ever since been one of its most ardent workers. Thirty-four years ago yesterday, May 29, 1879, she was united in marriage to Samuel V. Rothgeb, and unto this union were given three daughters. One only, Ella Louise, grew to womanhood under her loving guidance.
     She was a boloved member of the Ladies' Aid society, and starting as a charter member of the "Willing Workers," has, for twenty-five years, been its loyal member, and not only a dear friend of those of her own age, her daughter's friends all thought of her as their true companion and a loving member of their A.B.C. club. Always a most devoted wife and mother, an affectionate sister, a cheerful companion and loving teacher whom her pupils dearly remember. All these and more will miss her.
For:-
"There's nothing so sweet as keeping sweet,
Nothing so fair and fine,
As scattering roses beneath the feet,
And helping the sun to shine."

     All this did she, and while she leaves a husband, daughter, and two sisters to await that day which will unite them again beyond the possibility of parting, let them live with this sweet thought;

"There is no death, what seems so is transition,
For ever near us tho' unseen,
The dear immortal spirits tread,
Since all the boundless universe of life,
There is no death."
And so:--
"This is the end of her perfect day,
The end of her journey, too,
But it leaves a thot that is big and strong,
A wish that is kind and true.
For memory has painted a perfect day,
With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day,
A soul that he has saved."

    Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery in Cheshire Twp.

Gallia Times
June 4, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Rothgeb, Maryetta [Moore]

Death of Mrs. Rothgeb
     Mrs. Maryetta Rothgeb, who was born in Pennsylvania and came to Ohio in 1844, died at Kygerville Jan. 21, and was buried on the 24th. The cause of her death was pneumonia, after an illness of three days. Deceased was the tenth daughter of John I. Moore and Sybil Moore. Her father worked in the David R. Jacobs mill on Leading Creek for many years. Deceased was married to Samuel Rothgeb in the fifties. Mr. Rothgeb died several years ago. One sister is left to mourn for the departed Mrs. Rothgeb, the youngest of the family, now seventy-one years of age.
     Mrs. Rothgeb was converted in the Baptist church at Bowman’s Run and was baptised in the river there in 1878. She leaves one sister and a host of friends to mourn her loss.—Middleport Republican.

[Note: born September 5, 1836]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, February 9, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Rothgeb, Nancy [Fulton]

     Nancy Pearle Fulton Rothgeb, 86, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
     Born Aug. 3, 1896, in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Rev. Samuel and Elizabeth Shuler Fulton, she was a 1915 graduate of Cheshire Academy, a 70 year member of Cheshire Baptist Church and taught school for several years after attending Rio Grande College.
     She married Otto Thomas Rothgeb on March 27, 1920. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. M. Rucker (Mary Jane) Neal and Mrs. Carl H. (Verla Mae) Myers, both of Cheshire and Mrs. J. Timothy (Betty Lou) Evans of Rodnes and five grandchildren and six great-grandchldren. She was also preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport, with Rev. William Uber officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be James R. Neal, David T. Evans, Jon T. Rothgeb, Carl H. Myers, Robert D. Huestis and Travis E. Burille.

[Note: Died Feb. 24, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 25, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rothgeb, Nannie V.

Mrs. Rothgeb Found Dead In her Bed
     Mrs. Nannie V. Rothgeb, 82, was found dead in bed at her Kanauga home at noon Thursday. She had been suffering from a cold, therefore, the family was not alarmed when she did not get up, thinking she was only sleeping.
     Mrs. Rothgeb was born in Meigs county, Aug. 31, 1881, daughter of the late Joshua and Clarrisse Fife Vance. The family moved to Kanauga when she was two years old and she had been a resident of the community for 80 years. She was a life long member of Fair Haven Methodist Church and active in the WSCS.
     Her marriage to William R. Rothgeb took place in the parental home Dec. 24, 1899. Mr. Rothgeb preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1929. Survivors are two daughters, Miss Evelyn Rothgeb, at home, an employee of Davis-Shuler Co. and Mrs. Gilbert (Irene) Beard of Third Ave., Gallipolis. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Otis (Leola) Lewis of Kanauga also survives.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fair Haven Methodist Church. Rev. Wesley Bennett will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 17, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Rothgeb, Neal

Cheshire Lad Killed Suddenly Saturday
     Neal Rothgeb, 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Rothgeb, postmaster at Cheshire, was killed suddenly Saturday afternoon at 1:30 when a gas lighting plant exploded. Neal, his father and brother were working on the plant cleaning and overhauling it. All three of them were working about it, and it is believed Neal interfered with the automatic operation of one of the parts causing an unusual amount of gas to form. When the explosion took place, the three of them were all nearby, but Neal was the only one harmed.
     Dr. Ely was called at once but nothing could be done for the unfortunate youth. He received severe wounds, a broken neck, cuts and several broken bones, and died instantly.
Many friends of the Rothgeb family about Cheshire and throughout the county were shocked to learn of the accident. The funeral was held this (Monday) afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 7, 1923

A Correction
     Mr. Nathan Rothgeb, father of Neal Rothgeb, who was killed last Saturday, has requested us to correct the statement that his son was interfering with the automatic operation of the plant. Mr. Rothgeb states that his son was only standing by it and was not interfering with it in any way when the explosion took place.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 8, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rothgeb, Ray J.

     Ray J. Rothgeb, 67, First Avenue, Beaver, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 12, 1918 in Marion, the son of Jacob and Sarah Jones Rothgeb. A retired construction worker, he was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the Beaver Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9942 and Disabled American Veterans of Jackson.
     Surviving are his wife, Marcella Moore Rothgeb, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1946. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Sarah Rothgeb, of Chillicothe; a daughter, Mrs. Danny (Betty) Sturgill of Jackson; a brother, Ora Rothgeb, of Darbyville; three sisters, Virginia George of Vinton and Melva Ross and Arta Rothgeb, both of Chillicothe and a grandson, Danny Ray Sturgill of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers and two sisters.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Cox Funeral Home, Beaver, the Rev. Albert Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Union Cemetery. Military rites will be observed by Beaver VFW Post #9942 and Jackson DAV.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday and before the funeral on Sunday.

[Note: Died July 9, 1986]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 11,1986
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rothgeb, Reuben

     Died, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Daniel Mauck, on Thursday morning last, after a lingering illness, Mr. Reuben Rothgeb, aged 39 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 4, 1855

Rothgeb, Reuben

     We clip the following notice of the death of Mr. Reuben Rothgeb from the last Gallia Republican. Mr. Rothgeb was a native of this county, and one of her most highly gifted sons. He had truly a metaphysical mind, which was devoted to the most useful studies, particularly the study of mathematics. All who knew him will attest to the acuteness of his perceptions and justness of his conclusions. In mixed conversations, Mr. R. was always ready to grapple with the most intricate scientific or literary subjects, which he would demonstrate to the humblest conception, evincing to all who heard him that he was familiar with the literary and scientific questions of the day. Mr. R. was a mechanician, and familiar with that science which treats of the laws of equilibrium and motion. He was a practical surveyor, and for several years held the office of Surveyor of this county, to the entire satisfaction of the people. The records of the county afford the best evidence of that service. Mr. R. was never married. His disease was pulmonary consumption. Cut off in the midst of his usefulness, society has sustained an irreparable loss.

"Peace to the ashes of a man of worth—A man of letters and of manners, too."

The Gallipolis Journal
October 25, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Rothgeb, Samuel

Infirmary Death
     Mr. Sam’l Rothgeb died at the Infirmary Saturday night aged 68 years, having been at the Infirmary for a month, coming from Cheshire township. He was a nice old man, only fault being poor. Hayward & Son furnished the casket and he was buried by Undertaker Hix Campaign near his old home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 22, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rothgeb, Samuel

Samuel Rothgeb Dies Suddenly Monday Evening
Cerebral Hemorrhage Climaxes Week's Illness----Funeral Set for 2 O'clock Wednesday Afternoon.
      Samuel Vinton Rothgeb, 81, died at his home between Addison and Cheshire at 4:15 Monday afternoon. He had been ill about a week, suffering from a bronchial infection, but death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage.
      With him at the time were his daughter, Ella, and his physician, Dr. C. A. Rife, of Kyger. Both of them, as well as the patient himself, felt that his condition was improving. One of his last inquiries was as to the fate of the Lindberg baby. He then asked that the curtain be pushed back that he might look out at the snow-covered landscape that he had known from his babyhood. A moment later he was stricken and quickly he passed away.
      Mr. Rothgeb was born and reared and had spent his life on the farm where he died, his home marking the intersection of the Gravel Hill road with State Route No. 7. He was a son of the late Wesley Rothgeb and is survived by the devoted daughter and only child, already mentioned, and by one brother and
one sister--Reuben Marcellus Rothgeb and Mrs. Esther Swisher, both of Los Angeles. His wife, who was Julia Watson, died 19 years ago. Edwin and George Rothgeb were second cousins and near neighbors.
      As a boy of 13 he witnessed some of the stirring scenes incident to Morgan's raid into this territory. The Confederate and Union forces had quite a lively skirmish on Coal Hill, just a short distance up the slope from the Rothgeb home--perhaps the most serious encounter that ever occurred on Gallia County soil.
      Mr. Rothgeb was a pleasant companion, an honest and upright citizen, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He would have been 82 years old on June 18. He had been a Mason for 56 years, a member of Siloam lodge at Cheshire and an Eastern Star.
      Funeral Services will be conducted at the home at 2 O'clock Wednesday by Rev. E. C. Vens of Kanauga under Masonic ausupices. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 08, 1932
Contributed by Teresa Herrman                                                                     Top of Page


Rothgeb, W.C.

Death of W.C. Rothgeb
     Mr. W.C. Rothgeb living about a mile back of Addison and ill with consumption for a year or more died, Sunday morning, August 11, 1901 at 9 o'clock, aged about 44 years.
     Rev. W.J. Fulton conducted the funeral services at 3 o'clock this afternoon under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was a member in good standing and delegations of K of P from here and Cheshire were in attendance. The services were large and impressive.
     He left a wife, who is a sister of Messrs. Elza, Newt,John and Shelton Louks and was a good citizen and kind husband with many warm friends, who will regret to hear that he has passed away, albeit it was from a life of suffering.

[Note: Buried in Rife Cemetery in Addison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 12, 1901
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rothgeb, William Leslie

Accident Victim Dies At Kanauga
Wm. T. Rothgeb Succumbs To Injuries Received When Struck By Hit-Skip Motorist
     William Leslie Rothgeb died Friday evening at his home in Kanauga of injuries received January 4, when he was struck by an automobile at Dana, W. Va., where he was working as a ship carpenter.
     Mr. Rothgeb was a native of this county, being the youngest son of John and Susannah Leslie Rothgeb of Kanauga. He would have been 53 years old Saturday. Mr. Rothgeb was struck by an automobile driven by an unknown man, who did not stop after his machine struck Mr. Rothgeb, who was taken to a Charleston hospital where he remained until January 12, when he was brought home.
     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nannie Vance Rothgeb, two daughters, Evelyn and Irene, one sister, Mrs. William Deem of Kanauga, and a brother, Evan Rothgeb, of Columbus. Mr. Rothgeb was a member of the Kanauga M. E. Church and was a highly esteemed citizen. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Fair Haven Church, Kanauga, by Rev. Day, under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. and Modern Woodmen. Burial in Pine St. Cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 19, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rothgeb, William Vance

Boy Dead At Kanauga
            Vance Rothgeb, six years old, and son of Wm. Rothgeb, is dead at Kanauga of typhoid pneumonia.  The end came at 11 Sunday night. Funeral at Fairhaven M. E. Church at one Tuesday afternoon.  Interment at Pine Street by Wetherholt. The Rev. Mr. Thomas of Cheshire will conduct the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
 Monday, April 19, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rousculp, Ralph E.

     RALPH E. ROUSCULP Columbus--Ralph Eugene Rousculp, 83, of Columbus, died Wednesday, April 13, 1994 at Kobacker House in Columbus.
     He was born on Jan. 14, 1912 in Thornville to the late Albert W. and Nancy (Swinehart) Rousculp. A World War ll U.S. Army Veteran who served with the 147th Combat Engineers, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk with 16 years of service. He was also a member of Linden Lutheran Church, the VFW Post 9857, the American Legion, the AARP, NAFRE and the Battle of Normandy Foundation.
     Survivors include his wife, Addamay (Brown) Rousculp, a 1939 Gallia Academy High School graduate; three sons Kenneth Rousculp of Columbus, Edwin Rousculp of Washington (state) and Gary Rousculp of Califoria (state); six grandchildren; one brother, Frank E. Rousculp; and one sister, Luella Ricketts. Also preceding him in death was his first wife Margaret Rousculp.
     The funeral was held Saturday at Linden Lutheran Church in Columbus, where Pastor Dean Bright officiated. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where military honors were conducted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April, 1994
Transcribed by Marian Baker Schoonover                                                       Top of Page


Roush, Alonzo

IN MEMORIAM - CHESHIRE, OHIO, Aug. 24, 1891
     At a regular meeting of L.W. Mauck Camp No. 325, Sons of Veterans, Division of Ohio U.S.A., held in Cheshire, Ohio, August 21, 1891, the following resolutions were
adopted, viz.:

     Whereas, The Almighty God in His all wise Providence, saw best to call
our worthy brother Alonzo Roush, from the trials and tribulations of this life to a peaceful camp above.
      Whereas, We hope to muster with him again.
      Resolved, That in his death, this Camp has lost a worthy, energetic and
faithful member; his parents, a trusty, helpful and only loving son; his sisters an only loving
brother, and the community a young man long to be remembered; an upright, peaceful young man, and his place cannot be easily filled.
      Resolved, That the above resolutions be placed on the minutes of this
Camp, that a copy be sent to the bereaved parents and a copy be sent to the county papers for publication.
      Dr. Chas. W. Ely
      E.C. Winegar Com.
      Benjamin Huffman

[Note: He is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township, 1874-1891.]

Gallipolis Journal
January 12, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Roush, Carl B.

     Carl B. Roush, 76, Northland Terrace Care Center, Columbus, died Monday night in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born April 12, 1906, in Millwood, W. Va., son of the late Calvin E. and Meda May Pratt Roush, he was a retired crane operator and member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
     He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia H. Roush, on Sept. 12, 1978. Surviving are a son , Carl B., Jr., of New Albany; two daughters, Vera Brinkley of Houston, Texas, and Juanita Jane Abshire of Arkansas; three sisters, Margaret, Opal and Josa, all of Wellsville; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Jones officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Roush, Cornelius

Cornelius Roush
In Memory
     On Monday evening, April 28, the Cheshire community was inexpressively shocked when the news went out that Cornelius Roush was dead. His death occurred while he was about his farm duties, and he was found by a neighbor underneath his overturned buggy.
     His passing closes the book of a long and very useful life, for at his death he was 80 years, 8 months and 11 days of age. He was born at Bulaville, in Addison township, Sept. 17, 1849, and was the son of Reuben and Catherine Watson Roush.
     On July 5th, 1898, he was united in marriage to Andorra Shaffer, and to this union was born one son, George Hanley, who met a tragic death from a fall of slate seven years ago. This son, his father, mother, and two sisters, Amanda and Helen, wait to welcome him on the other shore. One devoted sister, Addie, of Cheshire, survive him.
     With this sister, a wife, a daughter-in-law, Hilah, three little grandchildren, Catherine Elizabeth, Norma Emiline, Georgia Marie, and unnumbered relatives and friends, mourn the loss of one whose place in their hearts can never be filled.
     Some years ago he was baptized and became a member of the Cheshire Baptist church. He was also a member of the Little Kyger Grange. For many years he was sexton of the Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire.
     These words briefly sum up the life of a man known and liked by every one far and near. How can pen or tongue tell of his sincere goodness? He was a deep thinker, a reader, and above all a lover of the great out-of-doors. He died, as he perhaps would have wished, in that great out of doors. But we shall miss him as the days go by more and more.

    To him who in the love of nature,
     Holds communion with her visible form,
     She speaks a various language,
     For his gayer hours, she a voice of gladness,
     And a smile and eloquence of beauty
     And she glides into his darker moorings
     With a mild and gentle sympathy
     That steals away their sharpness, ere he is aware.
     So live that when the summons comes to join the innumerable caravan,
     That moves to the pale realms of shade,
     Though go like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him
     And lies down to pleasant dreams.


Card of Thanks
…We wish to thank our neighbors and relatives for their sympathy, assistance and beautiful flowers given during our bereavement caused by the sudden death of husband and brother, Cornelius Roush on April 28; also Rev. Edward Reed for sermon and consolation, the organist, Mrs. Pearl Rothgeb and singers, Mrs. Will Cochran and Mrs. Catherine Hern, for beautiful and impressive music rendered, Little Kyger Grange for official service and Undertaker Coleman for efficient burial service.
                                             Andora E. Roush,
                                             Addie Roush

Gallia Times
May 15, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Roush, Cornelius

Runaway Fatal for Aged Sexton of Gravel Hill
Body of Cornelius Roush Found Near his Overturned Buggy Monday Evening
     Cornelius Roush, 80, who resided in the village of Cheshire, was found dead a short distance from his overturned buggy at Gravel Hill cemetery of which he was sexton late Monday afternoon. The body was found by Baker Matthews.
     It was believed from all indications that the aged gentlemen’s horse had been frightened in some way, resulting in the overturning of the buggy and the death of the occupant. The horse was loose from the buggy when the body was discovered. While it could not be determined how long the man had been dead, those viewing the body believed it to have been dead several hours.
     A coroner was called and viewed the remains before they were removed to the Roush home in Cheshire. The deceased was survived only by his widow. No funeral arrangements had been made Tuesday morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 29, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Roush, Doris Elma [Shuler]

     CHESHIRE - Mrs. Doris Elma Roush, 63, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at Veterans Memorial hospital. She became ill while talking on the telephone at her home. Mrs. Roush was a retired clerk of the old Cheshire and Kyger Creek School Districts. She retired in March, 1974, following over 27 years as a clerk. Her retirement followed the consolidation of the Kyger Creek District into the Gallia County Local Schools.
     Mrs. Roush was born Nov. 19, 1912 in Cheshire, a daughter of the late Howard and Lilith Thompson Shuler. She was also preceded in death by a sister and four brothers. Surviving are her husband, Hortie H. Roush, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn) Erickson, Newark; two sons, Joseph D., Rt. 1, Cheshire, and Howard H. Roush, Fairbanks, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Helen) Spears, Rt. 1, Cheshire, and Mrs. Jack (Hilah) Herrmann, Belpre; a brother, Doyle Shuler, Cheshire and eight grandchildren.
     Mrs. Roush was a member of the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church and of Chapter 450 Order of Eastern Star. She was a charter member of the Wayside Garden Club. Active in community affairs, Mrs. Roush had served as a clerk-treasurer for the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery Assn.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Lemley and the Rev. William Price officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home, Middleport, anytime.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 20, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roush, Ethel Naomi Skidmore [Brabham]

     GALLIPOLIS - Naomi (Skidmore) Roush, 79, 111 Evergreen Road, Bidwell, died Friday, March 18, 1994 in Holzer Medical Center.
     Born June 10, 1914 in Mason County, W. Va., daughter of the late Mack and Lula Mann Brabham, she was a retired postal employee and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Bidwell.She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Okey Skidmore, on June 8, 1965, and Vaughn Roush in October 1986; by three brothers, Fulton, John and Emmett Brabham; and by seven half-brothers and threee half sisters.
     Surviving are three sons, Paul (Maxine) Skidmore of Asheboro, N.C.; Harold Skidmore of Patriot; and David (Rosemary) Skidmore of Gallipolis; two step-daughters, Mrs. Leola Choser of Laurelville, and Mrs. Juanita McGovern of Ypsilanti, Mich.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Skidmore of Evergreen.
     Services will be at l1 a.m. Monday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the chapel Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, Mar 20, 1994
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Roush, George

OBITUARY
In Memory Of George Roush
     George Roush, ninth child of Moses and Sarah (Strickler) Roush, was born in Morgan Township, Gallia County, June 30, 1851. On Oct. 23, 1873 he was united in mariage to Nancy Durst, the ceremony being read by the officiating minister, near Rutland, Ohio. They have journeyed through life for these many years in a most congenial and happy marital relationship. It has been their rare pleasure to enjoy with their family in the home the Golden Wedding Anniversary which was celebrated on Oct. 22, 1922 and their sixtieth anniversary in 1933. The first event was made happy by the presence of all of their children as well as many friends The second was equally happy except for the absence of their deceased son, David Delbert. It was the writer's happy previlege to participate in both of these events.
     He is the father of six children, Hollis, David Delbert, now deceased, Maurice, Mrs. Maggie Gordon, Don, Earl, 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchldren. These are living by the noble virtures inspired by their father.
     Early in life he united with the Hanesville Methodist Church, later the Danville Christian Church but later switched his afflication with the Rys Methodist Episcopal Church of which he has been an active member through the years. For seven known generations he continued an unbroken line and positive Christian faith. The connection and ancestry which for a thousand years has blessed the races of men with high contributions to human welfare. They came from the tribes that pushed steadily westward from the Motherland of men in the heart of Asia, the plains of Europe, down to Rome and Gant for centuries accounted until about a thousand years ago when we find them no longer in tribes but as individuals and families active in the events of history. From the time they have always been associated with the creative infulences that make for a better civilization. In their pre-American history they were influenced by that period in wonderful awakening and discovery which led to the revival of ancient learning, a great expansion of men's thoughts, a new and mighty period of religious awakening and a period of world exploration and discovery. They swept then into American life. Here they have for 200 years been a contributing factor to the best that America knows.
     Uncle George represents a passage of a generation that has been rugged in its crocemy (sp?), virile in its faith and noble in its manhood. A descendant of the generation that helped to make the American contribution he lived through, too young to participate in the years when the test as to whether this nation or any so conceived and so dedicated could endure. He has lived through this modernizing and reconstructing period that has tried men's souls, shining brilliantly through.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 1935

Roush Rites To Be Held At Eno 2 [P.M.] Friday
     Funeral services for George W. Roush, who died in White Cross Hospital in Columbus at 7:30 Monday night, will be held at his home near Eno at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. I I. Roush of Worthington, historian of the "Roush and Allied Families", assisted by Rev. J. L. Stephenson of Bidwell, will conduct the rites. Rev. Mr. Roush will also prepare for publication a sketch of the life of the decedent, who was highly respected and much esteemed citizen.
     Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Cemetery by H. K Butler
     Mr. Roush is survived by his wife, who was Nancy Darst before their marriage and by these children: Maurice S. Roush, Vinton R.D. #1, Eno; Hollis of Columbus, who hasd been at the old home for some months; Don Roush, Gahanna; Mrs. Maggie Gordon and Earl Roush, both of Columbus.
     Mr. Roush was taken to the Columbus hospital two weeks ago. He was operated for a prostate trouble. He rallied satisfactorily from the operation and then began hiccuping. This lasted for two days, causing much suffering and sapping his strength. Mr. Roush was 84 years old last June.

[Note: George Washington Roush born June 30, 1851; died Nov. 25, 1935; aged 84 years 4 months and 25 days.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 27, 1935
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Roush, Gordon D.

     Gordon D. Roush, 75, formerly of Cheshire, living at Indian Trail Nursing Home in Carey, Ohio, died this morning in Findlay, Ohio. He farmed and was a retired coal miner.
     Born in Gallia County, Sept 19, 1913, he was a son of the late Hollis and Belle Gordon Roush. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. He is survived only nieces and nephews in Gallia County.
     A member of the Cheshire Freewill Baptist Church, services will be at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home in Carey, Ohio, Saturday, 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul D. Moss officiating. Burial follows in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Friday.

[Note: died Aug. 31, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Aug. 31, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Roush, Homer

Brought Home For Burial
     The remains of Homer Roush, young son of Elza Roush, of Patriot, were brought to his home from Springfield, where he died of pneumonia and the funeral was held Tuesday at Alexander.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Dec. 1899, died Jan. 24, 1920; aged 20 years 1 month. Parents Eliza Roush and Cora Gold. Buried in Patriot Cemetery in Perry Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 28, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Roush, Horton

Roush Services Held at Cheshire Wednesday
     MIDDLEPORT - Funeral services for Horton Roush were held at the Roush home at Rt. 1 Cheshire Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Shirley Woods officiating. Pallbearers were Fred Thomas, Paul Swisher, Doyle Shuler, Burdell Reed, Chauncey Rife and Eugene Smith and grandchildren of the deceased had charge of the flowers.
     Relatives who came for the services included Harrison Scott, Zanesville; Mrs. Edna Johnson, Mrs. Emma Rife, Mrs. Maude Nelson and Miss Lura Fisher.

Clipping dated June 29, 1950
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                 Top of Page


Roush, John H.

Fell Dead
John H. Roush of Cheshire Dies Suddenly at Home
     Sitting in a chair at his farm home about a mile below Cheshire last night, John H. Roush, one of Meigs and Gallia counties most prominent farmers, suddenly toppled over dead from heart trouble. The late Mr. Roush was very well known in Pomeroy and Middleport and has a number of relatives in this county. He is survived by a wife, three sons and one daughter. The funeral arrangements had not been made late today.----Pomeroy News.

[Note: He was buried in Gravel Hill cemetery in Cheshire Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 1, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Roush, Lester L.

Religious Leader Dies Early Sunday of Heart Failure
     Dr. Lester L. Roush, 80, Gallipolis, died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday in the Holzer Medical Center on First Avenue. He had been a patient there one day following an apparent heart attack. He had played golf Friday, and told friends he experienced chest pains. He was taken to the hospital Saturday morning.
     A retired Methodist minister and author, Rev. Roush had been a pastor 54 years, retiring in June 1961. He was born January 1, 1891, near Racine, Meigs County, son of the late Ephriam Roush and Jessie Darst Roush. He was twice married, first to Ruth Shain who died Dec. 4, 1960. His second wife was Helen Ables, whom he married Aug. 18, 1961. She survives.
     These children from his first marriage survive: Miss Mildred Roush and DeLloyd L. Roush, both of Columbus; Edwin L. Roush, Ormond Beach, Fla.; John M. Roush, Phoenix, Az., and Mrs. Eugene (Mariam) Trumbull, in Belgium. A daughter, Melbra Roush preceded him in deaath. Also surviving are two stepchildren, George H. Ables, Ft. Wayne, IN.; and Dr. Gene H. Ables, Gallipolis; 22 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister: Ross Roush, Gallipolis; Lloyd Roush, Middleport and Mrs. Laura Morris, Gallipolis, and several nieces and enphews.
     Rev. and Mrs. Roush had resided in the Gallipolis area the past four years, having moved to Gallia County from Meigs County. Rev. Roush was a member of the West Ohio Conference, Vinton Lodge of Masons, of which he was a 50 year member. A graduate of Rio Grande College, Dr. Roush received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Ohio Northern University, attended Drew Theological Seminary, The Garrett Biblical Institute, and the graduate school of the University of Cincinnati.
     He had served on many committees, both nationaal and converence-wide, and for many years was a trustee of Ohio Northern University. He was a trustee of the Worthington Methodist Children's Home for a number of years, and at his death was a member of the International Church Center of the Ohio Council of Churches. He was a life member of the Ohio Historical Society, and for 19 years was treasurer of the Ohio Conference of Churches. He served two years as district superintendent of the Springfield, Ohio, district and two years as district superintendent of the Wilmington Ohio district.
     Dr. Roush was a member of the Franklin County Sons of American Revolution, the French Art Colony and Gallipolis Golf Club. He was author of three volumes of Roush Family History and two religion books. For many years he was listed in the Who's Who of America, he was county chairman of the chaplains' committee of the Holzer Medical Center and served as one of the chaplains there. Dr. Roush served in the pulpits of churches at Rio Grande, Bidwell, Rutland, Portsmouth, Cincinnati and Worthington. He lived in Columbus 25 years where he was honored last year for 50 years service in the Ohio Council of Churches.
     Funeral services will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Vinton Lodge at the Waugh-Hailey-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Hawks officiating. Burial will be in Sutton Methodist Church Cemetery, near Racine. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service Wednesday, to lie in state. Friends may call at the Waugh-Hailey-Wood Funeral Home between 4-6 and 7-9 on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the renovation of Grace Methodist Church.

Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason,
The Daily Sentinel
June 7, 1971                                                                                               Top of Page


Roush, Lettie C.

     MIDDLEPORT – Mrs. Lettie C. Roush, 85, formerly of Middleport, died Friday evening (February 15, 1980) at the Monte Ray Nursing Home in Columbus.
     Mrs. Roush was born July 17, 1894 at Kyger, a daughter of the late James R. and Electa Thomas Swisher. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Downing Roush, three sisters and a brother.
     Mrs. Roush was a member of the Middleport First Baptist Church and Evangeline Chapter 172, Order of Eastern Start, Middleport.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Eleanor Jean) Russell, Whitehall, and Mrs. Raymond (Betty Jo) Allensworth, Groveport; five grandchildren, Harvey and Joe Allensworth, Groveport; Mrs. David (Rae Ann) Warton, Coshocton; Mrs. Michael (Jeannie) Burt, Pataskala, and Albert D. Russell III, Whitehall, and a sister, Mrs. Julia McGee, Gallipolis.
     Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. David Warton officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Newspaper
February, 1980
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Roush, Lottie Ann [Vance]

Lottie Roush Dies On Monday
     Mrs. Lottie Ann Roush, 83, died at her home in Cheshire at 5:15 p. m., Monday. She had been a patient in the hospital over a period of three years since her health started to decline. She had spent her entire life in the Cheshire area but was a native of Addison twp. She was a member of the Kyger Free Will Baptist church.
Mrs. Roush was born on Aug. 20, 1872, daughter of the late James and Lucinda King Vance. She was one of eight children of whom one, Edward Vance, of Monticello, Ill., survives. She was married to Orestis Roush by Squire Tate at Kyger on July 4, 1893. Of the nine children born to this union, eight survive. Her husband preceded her in death on May 10, 1940, and a young son also.
     Children who survive are Lester, Alva and James, all of Cheshire; Mrs. Earl (Irene) Grate of Akron, Lloyd, Mrs. Thomas (Florence) Ragen, Mrs. Hollis (Leona) Whitt, and Mrs. Byron (Goldie) Cremeens, all of Gallipolis. There are 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Cheshire Baptist church at 2 p.m., Thursday. Officiating will be Rev. Chester Lemley assisted by Rev. Sherley Woods. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. The body will be taken to her late home where friends may call Tuesday evening. Pallbearers will be Carl Jenkins, Henry Scott, Jack Blazer, Fred Mack, Dale Allensworth and Clarence Peters.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 6, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roush, Maurice

64, Eno Farmer, Died Friday P.M.
Rites To Be Held At Home 2 P.M. Monday
     Maurice Roush, stalwart and well-known farmer of the Eno community, died at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital. Suffering from a severe heart condition, he was brought to the hospital on Thanksgiving Day. At no time did the hospital staff hold out any hope for his recovery, though nothing was left undone that might prolong his life.
     Early in the fall, Mr. Rouse underwent a major operation here. From that ordeal he emerged most satisfactorily and to the writer of these lines he used to speak gratifyingly of his recovery. Some time after his return to the home, he suffered a backset that rendered him virtually helpless.
    
Born in Addison Township
     Decedent was in his 65th. year, having been born in Addison Township on Aug. 4, 1880, a son of George and Nancy Darst Roush. When he was but four weeks old the family moved to the Morgan Township farm (Vinton Rt 1) on which he was reared and spent his life.
     He married Melissa Gordon, who survives, as do the following children: Glenn Roush, Chicago; Mrs. Myrtle Goetting of Waco, TX, who had been at her father's bedside the last few weeks; Mrs. Madge Frazier and Mrs. Lucille Brannon, Gallipolis and George Roush of Marion, who had been here the last few days. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister, Don and Earl Roush and Mrs. Maggie Gordon, all of Columbus.
     Mr. Roush was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church, the Eno Grange, Vinton Lodge F and A M and the Vinton Chapter of the Eastern Star. He was a vigorous and industrious man, a progressive citizen in a good community and was wholeheartedly devoted to his home and family. He was a familiar figure in Gallipolis and had a wide circle of friends.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday at the residence, in charge of Rev. L. L. Roush, who has an important post in the organization of the Methodist Churhc in Ohio and who is the Roush family historian. Interment will be made in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy under Masonic auspices.

[Note: Death Certificate...Selmer Maurice Roush died Dec. 1, 1944; aged 64 years 3 months and 27 days of age.]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 1944
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Roush, Melissa

     Mrs. Melissa Roush, 92, a resident of 651 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died Sunday at 7 a. m. at the Holzer Medical Center. She had been a patient there for one week. Mrs. Roush was born July 190, 1881 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Eliot and Angeline Coughenour Gordon. Her Husband, Maurice Roush died in 1944.
     Survivors include two sons, Glenn Roush of Porter; George Roush of Marion, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Luther Goetting (Myrtle) of Texas, Mrs. William (Madge) Frazier of Gallipolis and Mrs. Howard (Lucille) Brannon of Gallipolis, a sister, Mrs. Lela Vollborn with whom she made her home in Gallipolis. She was a member of the Vinton Easter Star and Poplar Ridge Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy-Moore-Wetherholt Funeral Home with Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 today.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 04, 1974
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Roush, Moses

Death of a Pioneer
     Moses Roush, of Eno, 97 years old and prominent and well-to-do with a host of friends and relatives died Monday evening. He was the grandfather of the Lollis boys here in the stogie making business and was a fine old man. His funeral services will be by Rev. W. J. Fulton Wednesday, and his interment at the Roush family burying ground.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 4, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Roush, Orestus N. [Orestes]

O. N. Roush, 71, Expired At 11:45 Cheshire Home
     Orestus N. Roush, well-known Cheshire resident, died at his home at 11:45 today, after an illness of five months. The end was known last night to be near. Mr. Roush was in his 72nd year, having been born in Addison tp. Aug. 9, 1868, the son of George Perry and Lovica Lee Roush. On July 4, 1893, he married Lottie Ann Vance. Their wedded life was spent on Stingy Creek and in Cheshire.
     Surviving are these children: Lester, James, Lloyd and Alva Roush and Mrs. Goldie Cremeens, all of Cheshire; Irene Grapes, Akron; Mrs. Hollis Whitt and Mrs. Thomas Ragen, both of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday, with Rev. H. N Snider in charge. Burial in Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman. Decedent belonged to Old Kyger Baptist church and Jr. O. U. A. M. at Kyger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 10, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roush, [George] Perry

Perry Roush Dies AT His Home In Cheshire
     Perry Roush, aged 83, son of the late George Roush, died at the home of his only child, O. N. Roush at Cheshire, Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted from the Baptist church in Cheshire Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. E. C. Venz of Kanauga. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell. In addition to his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. Roush is survived by eight grand-children and ten great grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death two years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 30, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roush, Ross R.

     Ross Raymond Roush, 87, 19 Neil Ave., Gallipolis, died Tuesday afternoon, having been in failing health for the past year. Born April 27, 1895, in Sutton Township, Meigs County, son of the late E.E. and Jessie Darst Roush, he taught school in Meigs County for several years, had a clerical position with New York Central Railroad during World War I, and was employed for 37 years at...article cutoff

[Note: died 1983]

Gallipolis paper
1983
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page


Roush, Ruth [Ward]

     Ruth Pauline Roush, 68, a resident of Cheshire, died at 12:05 a.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years. She was a former employee of the Gallipolis State Institute.
Mrs. Roush was born March 4, 1911, in Vinton County, daughter of the late Pearl Edward Ward and the late Clara Hansher Ward.
     She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Roush, whom she married on June 14, 1928, at Pt. Pleasant.
Two sons and one daughter survive: Mrs. Forest (Romaine) Hardesty, Huntingtron, W. Va.; Edward Roush, Cheshire, and Lloyd Roush, Jr., Findlay, Ohio. Six grand and two great-grandchildren survive. One brother, Fred Ward, Vienna, W.Va., survives. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Henry Ward, an aunt, Athens, also survives.
     She was a member of the Cheshire Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home with Rev. William Uber and Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 7, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley


Roush, Sarah

     Sarah Roush, wife of Moses Roush, was born in West Virginia, April 2d, 1814, and died at her home near Eno, O., Feb. 12, 1892, aged 77 years, 9 months and 17 days. She leaves a husband, seven sons and two daughters to mourn their loss, and two daughters who survive her in another world. She lived to see the wilderness bud and blossom as the rose. She was a faithful Christian until death, loved by all who knew her, kind and affectionate to one and all.
     We miss you here, dear grandmother. But our loss is their eternal gain. To mortal mind it would seem that such a gentle, kind-hearted grandmother could not be spared from among us. Yet God knew best. Therefore, all must unite in saying: Thy will be done.

Then let our sorrows cease to flow,
God has recalled His own;
But let our hearts in every woe
Still say: Thy will be done.

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting
Calmly say: Thy will be done.
Though cast down, we're not forsaken,
Though afflicted, not alone;
Thou didst give, and thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord, Thy will be done.
A precious one from us has gone,
The one we loved so dear,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.   
           Linda Roush

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 5, 1892
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Roush, Virginia H.

     Virginia H. Roush, 66, a resident of 2216 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, died at 2:32 a.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health the past three years.
     She was born Aug. 22, 1912, in Mason County, W. Va., daughter of the late Oliver and Minnie Meadows. She married Carl B. Roush on Aug. 9, 1930, in Pt. Pleasant. He survives, along with the following children:
Carl B. Roush, Jr., Columbus; Vera Freeman, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Bill (Jane) Abshire, Thurman; eight grandsons and two great-grandchildren. The following sisters survive: Mrs. Helen Bloomer, Gallipolis; Mrs. Harry (Margaret) Smith, Gallipolis; Mrs. Carl (Velma) Ellis, Rt. 3, Gallipolis; Mrs. Paul (Clarice) Baumgardner, Lesage, W. Va.; Mrs. Richard (Norma) Thornburg, Barboursville, W. Va.; one sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. Roush was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga. She was employed 21-½ years by the Gallia County District Library before retiring two years ago. During 17 of those years, she worked with the library’s district bookmobile.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Beagle officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and up until the time of the funeral on Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1978
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Roush, Wendell

Wendell Roush
     CHESHIRE - Wendell (Wink) Roush, 67, Cheshire, Rt. 1, died Friday at Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Roush was born Oct. 30, 1905, at Cheshire the son of the late Oliver and Mina Rife Roush. He was also preceded in death by three brothers.
     Mr. Roush was a retired custodian at the Gallia County court house, retired machinist of the New York Central Railroad and owned and operated a coal mine. Dale Allensworth and Mr. Roush managed the Cheshire Tigers little league baseball team several years. He was a member of the Cheshire Masonic Lodge.
     He is survived by his wife, Louise Bradbury Roush; two daughters, MRs. William(Darlene) Price, Cheshire, and Miss. Ortha Roush, Cincinnati; three sisters, Mrs. Verna Thomas, Columbus; Mrs. Lilith Frances, Dayton, Ky., and Mrs. Ruth Turley, Dunbar; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home today from 4 p.m. until noon Monday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour prior to services. Masonic services will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by Cheshire Masonic Lodge.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 24, 1972
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Roush, Wendell W.

Wendell W. Roush, 51, Dies After Heart Attack
     Wendell W. Roush, 51, a resident of the Eno Community, and prominent contractor and farmer, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. He suffered a heart attack while driving his car near Circleville on Rt. 23. He was able to stop the car, and a passing motorist went to his aid. He was dead on arrival at Mercer Hospital in Circleville.
     Mr. Roush was born in Springfield twp. June 2, 1914, in the home in which he lives, son of the late David W. and Artie White Roush. He was a graduate of Bidwell - Porter High school in the class of 1933. His marriage to the former Arlene Saunders took place Aug. 5, 1938, and she survives along with a son and daughter. David D. Roush of Rt. 1 Vinton and Mrs. James (Barbara) Frownfelter of Fort Walters, Tex.There are three granddaughters. A sister, Mrs. Harland Skidmore, of Springfield, also survives.
     Mr. Roush was a member of the North Gallia Board of Education, the Eno Methodist church, Vinton Lodge No. 131 Free and Accepted Masons, Vinton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Moriah Council, Royal and Select Masons, and the Rose Commandery, Knights Templar.
     Knights Templer services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the McCoy Funeral home. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Porter Methodist church, Rev. Charles Lusher of Chillicothe will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the services at the church. Friends may call at the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be George Roush, Donnie Roush, Ernie Roush, Edwin Roush, Denver Walker and M.D. Martin. Honorary bearers will be Vernon Coleman, Harley Denney, Merrill White, Glen Roush, Maurice Thomas, Roy Thaxton, Donald Palmer and Luther Frederick.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1965
Transcribed by J. Farley 


Roush, William L.

     Services for William (Bill) L. Roush, 18, Rt. 1, Cheshire, were today at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Pallbearers for the service were David Russell, Eric Russell, Matt Nibert, Scotty Curfman, Luke Oxyer, Charles Ranegar and Shannon Polcyn.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 30, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley


Roush, (Given name not available)

Death of Mrs. Roush
     Mrs. Wm. Roush, of Chambersburg, died Friday afternoon. She was quite an old lady and left a husband and several children, mostly grown. She was a fine old lady, but had been an invalid for a long time. She was a Christian lady and was buried at Bethel, Ohio tp. She lived in town until last spring. She was the mother of Attorney Sam Roush.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 11, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rovelstead, Mrs. Sarah

Died of Heart Trouble
     Mrs. Sarah Rovelstead, 63, died in Gallipolis Satuday afternoon of heart trouble. Her funeral was Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Hugh Evans. She leaves brothers, James Betz, with whom she made her home,William, Colonel, Ed and Timothy Betz, and Mrs. Froideveaux of Seattle, Mrs. Martin Vollborn, Mrs. David (?) and Mrs. Ira Scurlock, all of this city. She was a fine woman and had many friends who will learn of her demise with sorrow. Burial will be in the Pine Street cemetery in Gallipolis Twp.

Gallia Times
Feb. 11, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan