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 The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Can    

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit      

Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich   Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru  

  S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor   Stou-Sy   T-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Rowan, Homer Kyle

     GALLIPOLIS - Homer Kyle Rowan, 73, a resident of 825 Second Ave. and Pine St. for many years, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Friday at home. Survivors include a brother, Curtis Rowan, Coolville; a niece, Mrs. Austin Kelton, and a nephew, Willard Hern, both of Gallipolis.  A sister, Mrs. George Hern preceded him in death.
     The body is at the Miller funeral home. Arrangements will be announced.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 28, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rowely, Joseph  

Former Resident
Of This County, Joseph T. Rowely, Dies In Kansas
     A telegram was received by Chas. E. Clark Thursday morning announcing the death of Joseph T. Rowely, which occured at Fredonia, Kas., that morning. He had been in a critical condition for about two weeks with lung trouble and complications and his death was not unexpected. He was born at Porter, this county, about 53 years ago and was a son of the late Isaac and Francis Clark Rowely. He left this county in 1886 going to Fredonia. In 1889 he became a traveling salesman for the wholesale grocery company at Kansas City with which F. M. Bovie, of The Henking Bovie Co., was at that time connected. He continued with that firm until 1894 when he became connected with the Ridenour-Baker Co., of Kansas City with which he continued until the time of his death.
     He is survived by his wife and two children, one brother, Samuel and six sisters, Mrs. Ben Sisson and Mrs. Cynthia Bullison of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Martha Aicher of Columbus, Mrs. Margaret Cole, Mrs. Fanny White and Miss Emma Rowely of Middleport.
     The funeral services and burial were held at Fredonia last Sunday. Mr. Rowely was well known in this county and has a large number of relatives living here. He was highly respected by his business associates and was a capable salesman.

Gallipolis Journal
April 1911
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Rowley, Eliza

     DIED - On the 5th inst., in Porter, O., of acute Rheumatism, in her 16th year, Miss Eliza Rowley, daughter of Isaac Rowley. Her [unreadable] of character and innocent cheerfulness which sat upon her countenance, sparkled in her eye and shone in her manner, [unreadable] parental Christian culture, and drew to her many friends, in whose memories she will ever live. Let the parents and family be assured of deep sympathy from all their friends in this unexpected providence.

[Note: Born about 1861, died 2-15-1876]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Rowley, Emma

Death of Miss Emma Rowley

     Miss Emma Rowley died at her home in Middleport, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1924, at the age of 71 years.
Miss Rowley was a teacher and had been for several years principal of the Primary Department in the Huntington schools. She leaves four sisters.

[Note: Born Nov. 11, 1853; died Dec. 16, 1924 Meigs County, Ohio; 71 years 1 month and 5 days of age. Parents: Paul Rowley and Frances Clark.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Dec. 19, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Rowley, Francis (Frances) [Clark]

Another Middleport Lady Passes Away
     Mrs. Francis Rowley died Thursday morning about 1 o’clock from heart trouble, the effects of which she had been suffering from for some time.
     She was the widow of the late Isaac Rowley and was the mother of Mrs. Ben Sisson and Mrs. William Bullis, of Washington D. C., Joseph Rowley of Fredonia, Kansas, Samuel, Mrs. E. K. Asher of Columbus and Miss Emma, Mrs. M. G. White and Mrs. Margaret Coe, of this place.
     The deceased was born and reared in Gallia county near Bidwell and moved with her family to this place about thirty years ago. She was a member of the M. E. church and a good christian woman.
     There will be a short service at the house, after which they will leave on the 2:45 train for Porter with the remains for burial.

[Note – daughter of William Clark Jr. & Elizabeth Shepard]

Meigs Republican
4/15/1910
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Rowley, G.W.

Passes Away Suddenly in Pomeroy
Born at Kyger
     Dr. George W. Rowley, aged 52, died in Pomeroy Sunday evening of cerebral hemorrhage. He was stricken about 9:30 a.m. Before that he felt as well as usual and had made three professional calls.
     Dr. Rowley was born and reared near Kyger and was a son of Oscar Rowley. He graduated from Starling College in 1890 and located in Syracuse. Six years later he moved to Pomeroy. While in Syracuse he united with the M.E. Church. He was also a Mason and an Elk.
     Dr. Rowley married twice. His first wife, Kate Bing Rowley, now lives in Akron. To them were born three sons, Oscar, Victor and Wendell. On April 25, 1916, he and Mrs. Winifred Utnahmer, who survives him, were united in marriage.
     Dr. Rowley was a thoro student of medicine and a diagnostician of recognized ability.
As a man he was clever, generous and companionable. His death brings sorrow to the many who knew him well.
     Peace to his memory!
     The funeral was held at the residence in Pomeroy at 1:30 Tuesday. Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery there.

[Note: Gravestone-Gravel Hill Cemetery 1865-1917. Death Certificate: George W. Rowley born Nov. 24, 1855; died July 29, 1917; however it is showing him as 51 years, 8 months and 5 days of age. He was the son of Oscar Rowley and Barbra Sigler]

Gallipolis Paper
Aug. 5, 1917
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rowley, John Dickerson

Death Of John Dickerson Rowley

     John Rowley died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Victor Saunders, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1923 at the age of 71 years. He leaves seven adult children, his wife preceding him in death several years ago.
     Funeral services were held at Bulaville Church today (Tuesday) by Rev. Thompson. Burial by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate: Born June 18, 1853; died Dec. 16, 1923. Parents: John Rowley and Elizabeth Dickerson. Burial: Bulaville, Ohio.]

Gallia Times
Dec. 21, 1923
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rowley, Rachel [Lemley]

     ROWLEY - Rachel Rowley, widow of Isaac Rowley, of this county, died in the 86th year of her age, a devoted Christian and a loving mother, and beloved by all who knew her. Her maiden name was Rachel Lemley. She was born in Green county, Pennsylvania, in March, 1798, and came to Ohio in 1819, and in June, 1820, was married to Isaac Rowley and settled in the valley of Kyger, near where Kygerville is now situated, and the same year was baptised by Eli Stedman, the first Freewill Baptist minister that ever preached in this section of Southern Ohio, and in February, 1845, her husband was taken from her by death, and she was left alone to fight the ills of life, with nine children, and most of them small.
     In 1847 she moved with 7 of her children to Wood county, W Va, where she settled in the forest and there, with all the hardships of mountain life, she toiled and prayed till her children were all grown up, and about the year 1850 she united with the Methodist Church, and in 1863 she lost her eyesight, and in the year 1864 she was brought to this county by her oldest daughter, where she bore her affliction with Christian patience until now, when God calls her from labor to reward.  She leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her departure. May her Christian example be as bread cast upon the waters.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday January 10, 1884
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Rowsley, Essie [Gothard]

     Mrs. Essie Rowsley eighty-seven years old, of Salt Rock, died yesterday afternoon in a Milton nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. at Enon Baptist Church near Salt Rock by the Rev. Wetzel Davis and the Rev. Ercell Hutchinson. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.
     She was born November 7, 1876, in Gallia County, O., a daughter of the late Jerry and Margaret McCallister Gothard. She was the widow of Charles P. (Deck) Rowsley, who died in 1948 and was a member of the Salt Rock Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dewey Johnson and Mrs. Dennie Lambert of Milton and Mrs. Randal Perry of Salt Rock, and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Heck Funeral Home at Milton today after 1 p. m. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the services.

[Note: died April 1, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Rubenstahl, Helen Suzanne

Private Funeral Ordered By City
Helen Rubenstahl, 4, Succumbs At Hospital
     Helen Suzanne Rubenstahl, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rubenstahl, 705 First Ave., died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holzer Hospital six hours after she was admitted. She had been ill since 3 a.m. Wednesday, and death was due to a severe infection, but the attending doctor at the hospital said it was not meningitis.
     The little girl was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union. Her mother was the former Helen Watson. On Nov. 27, 1950 the child was hit by a taxi cab and was a patient in the hospital at that time.
     Besides the parents, these relatives survive; a brother, James, 3; a sister, Kathryn Jean, 1; grandmothers, Mrs. Rosa Watson, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Lucille Rubenstahl, Youngstown; and six half-brothers, Paul, David, Earl, George, Jerry, and Ronny Webb, Chesapeake.
     Due to the nature of her illness, City Health Commissioner J. Roy Bartlett has ordered a private funeral. The services for the family will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funeral. The Rev. John Jenkins will conduct the services, and burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
14 June 1951
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                            Top of Page


Rubenstahl, Raymond F.

     Funeral services for Raymond F. Rubenstahl, 52, Gallipolis, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Home for Funerals, with the Rev. Everette Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.

The Daily Sentinel
January 30, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Ruby, Madelaine

Death of Mrs. Ruby
     The old residents of this city, will learn with much regret of the death of Mrs. Madelaine Ruby, a former well known resident of this city, and connected by ties of consanguinity and marriage with a very large number of people in this city and vicinity. Mrs. Ruby was born here in 1804 and on the 9th of December, 1818, was united in marraige by Anthony Maguet to Christopher Pester (Ruby), a brother of Mrs. Margaret Menager, and half brother to Mrs. Genevieve Creuzet. The following pleasant notice from the Evansville correspondence of the St. Louis, Globe Democrat, does not speak too highly of her:

EVANSVILLE, Ind., October 12,--.
     The death of Mrs. Madelaine Ruby, one of the oldest and most estimable ladies of Southern Indiana, occurred suddenly at 8 o'clock this evening, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. Morgan. She was born in Gallipolis, O., September 27, 1804, and was married at the age of 14 years.
     She lived at the place of her birth until after the death of her husband, and has since made her home with her children in this city. She always enjoyed good health until a year ago, when she suffered a stroke of paralysis.

Gallipolis Journal
Oct 10, 1887
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rucker, Asa L.

     ASA L. RUCKER 69 of Crown City died Saturday in a Gallipolis hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p m at Miller Home for Funerals at Gallipolis. Burial will be in Mercerville Cemetery. Born 2 Oct 1901, he was the son of the late Asa and Sarah Neal Rucker. A farmer, he is survived by the widow, Mrs Effie Thornton Rucker; a son John Rucker of Columbus, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p m today.

Huntington Hearld Dispatch
Monday, 12 Oct 1970
Submitted by Ernie Wright                                                                            Top of Page


Rucker, Edgar L.

Died From Accident
     Edgar A. Rucker, son of Capt. L.M. Rucker of Crown City, on the Chattarol R.R. at Rockville, KY, June 2,1883 and was brought home the same day on the steamer Fleetwood.
     The funeral services were preached by the writer in the M.E Church at Crown City on Sabbath, June 3, 1883, to a large and attentive congregation. Text--But now they desire a better country. After which his remains were taken to their last resting place on the farm of his parents, where there is none but lonely Edgar, who was born in Mason County, WV on the 30th. of Aug. 1863.
J.E. Caldwell

[Note: Death Certificate: Edgar L. Rucker born 1863 WV; died June 3, 1883 Rockville, KY; age 19 years. Single.]

Gallipolis Journal
June 14, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rucker, Kelly

     GALLIPOLIS - Kelly Rucker, 50, formerly of Proctorville, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness. He had resided in Gallia County for the past five years. He was born in Fleming, Ky., son of the late Tivis and Eda Rucker. He was a construction welder with Ross Brothers and was a member of Local 248 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Maysville, Ky.
     He is survived by his wife, Audry Harrison Rucker; three sons, Donald, Thomas and Timothy Rucker, all of Ashland, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Pegg, Ashland, and Miss Zoe Lynn Rucker, at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Teresa Adkins, Galaway; a step-grand-daughter; two brothers, Kenneth Rucker, Gilson, Ill., and Tillis Rucker, Wallingford, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Collins, Ewing, Ky.; Mrs. Elelelah Bramell of Lebanon, Ky.; and Mrs. Verna Hardman, of Wallingford.
     Services will be Monday, 2 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 4464 and members will also serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 28, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rucker, William

     GALLIPOLIS - William (Red) Rucker, 65, Lima, died Thursday at Lima. He was born in Huntington, W. Va., son of Marie Davis Rucker of Gallipolis and the late Albert Rucker. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Bernice Baisden of Gallipolis. Services will be Monday, 3 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oakey Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

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


Rudd, John H.

Rudd Services Held
    Funeral services for John H. Rudd, age 46, who died last Tuesday after an illness of three months, were held Thursday afternoon at the Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Floyd Workman officiating. Burial followed in Mound Hill Cemetery.
    Mr. Rudd, who was born in Lewisburg, W.Va., and his family were tenants on the farm of Tom Agee in Perry Township. Surviving besides his wife are six sons and a daughter; also several brothers and sisters.

Athens Messenger
Apr. 5, 1946
Contributed by Joyce Robinson


Rudd, John

John Rudd Dies
Burial Mound Hill
     Funeral services for John H. Rudd, 48, tenant of Tom Agee's Perry Township farm where he died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. of cancer, were held this afternoon at the George Wetherhold and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Floyd Workman officiating. He had been ill three months.
     Decedent was born in Lewisburg, WV, to John R. and Anna Simpson Rudd, both natives of Tazewell, VA. He is survived by his widow, six sons and a daughter and several brothers and sisters.
     Burial was made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: death certificate--John Harrison Rudd born Jan. 27, 1900; died April 2, 1946]

Gallipolis Paper
April 4, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Rudy, Lee

Lee Rudy, Plasterer, Artist, Dies
    
Lee Rudy, 64, a plasterer and artist of note, died at his home, 640 First Ave., at 12:45 p.m. Saturday. His death followed a long illness due to cancer. He had been hospitalized several times and had been bedfast at his home for several months.
     He had been a resident of Gallipolis since 1942 when he came here to work at the West Virginia Ordinance plant. He was born at Covington (Miami county) Oct. 30, 1894, to Charles E. and Libby Koons Rudy. He was one of three children and a surviving sister is Mrs. R. R. (Elsie) Fletcher of Dayton. A brother, Russell Rudy, preceded him in death.
     Mr. Rudy was twice married, first to Martha Shoe of Covington in February, 1913 and she survives along with two children, Mrs. Elizabeth Gabriel of Covina, Calif., and John L. Rudy of Springfield. There are four grandchildren. His second marriage was to the former Doris Johnson on March 20, 1953 at the Church of the Nazarene by Rev. Vernon Shafer. She
survives.
     Services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jesse Hodge, George Johnson, Cecil Preston, William Fry, Brayton Barber, Dick Fletcher, William Park and John Rudy.
     The widow is an employe of the Holzer hospital dietary department and Miss Ida VanRiter, head of the department will sing at the last rites.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 21, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ruff, Frank Bill

     Frank Bill Ruff, 79, of S.R. 279, Thurman, died Sunday at his home. He was born on Nov. 28, 1908 in Thurman to the late Frank and Helen Ruff.
     He was a member of Thurman United Methodist Church, the Thurman Grange and the Centerville Masonic Lodge. He served as a Democratic Central Committee member and was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee in Gallia County. He most recently sat on the Gallia County Election Board and the Gallia County Health Board. He was a former Centerville Councilman and a Centerville School Board member. He was also a founding member of the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
     He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and one great-granddaughter. Survivors include his wife, Marie Ruff; a son, Robert Ruff; a daughter ,Dorothy Ruff, all of Centerville, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill. The Rev. Dirk Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

[Note: Died Feb. 28,1988]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 29, 1988 Page 10, col. 3
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Runyan, Douglas A.

     Douglas A. Runyan, 63, of Gallipolis, died Sunday, November 29, 1998 at his residence. Born February 11, 1935, in Cambridge, Ohio, son of Smith B. Runyan and Bernetta "Sadie" Baker Runyan of Gallipolis, he retired from AEP in 1997.
     A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Gallipolis, where he was a deacon and a choir member, he was a retired member of the Gallipolis Volunteer Fire Department, following 31 years of service. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 in Gallipolis.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Doris Jean Frasher Runyan, whom he married May 8, 1960 in Gallipolis, a brother and a sister-in-law, Smith E. and Saundra Runyan of Delaware, Ohio; an aunt, Lena B. Larkin of Reno, Nevada; three nieces, Holly (Rick) Fossen of New Jersey, Suzanne (Craig) Erkfitz of Pennsylvania and Andrea Dawn Davis of Hilliard; and three nephews, Smith S. (Diana) Runyan of Delaware, Steven (Megan) Davis of Canton, and Travis J. Frasher of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998 in the Fellowship Baptist Church, with Pastor Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 1998.
     The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services on Wednesday, December 2,1998.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Holzer Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Pallbearers will be Bill Kuhn, Lewis Miller, Bob Armstrong, David Steven Davis, Travis J. Frasher and Chip Runyan. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Stewart, Don Mink, Earl Chaplin, Dr. Ismael Jamora and John Godwin.

Gallipolis paper
1998
Transcribed by Maxine Marshal                                                                      Top of Pagel


Rupe, Arthur

Arthur Rupe, 54, Succumbs To Heart Attack
Death Comes Like Flash As Rupe And Others Are Working In Gravel Pit
     Arthur Rupe, 54, of Old Kyger, dropped dead at 3:30 Friday afternoon while working in a gravel pit near Gravel Hill cemetery, a mile back of Cheshire. Death resulted from a heart attack; and he had experienced one the previous day. (Decedent should not be confused with Arthur Rupe, merchant at Kyger).
     Mr. Rupe was working for the township trustees and gravel was being obtained from a point just over the bank on Kyger creek near the lower end of the cemetery. He and wife and son, Arthur, lived a short distance below the Old Kyger church.
     Mr. Rupe was a son of the late Newton Rupe and was born in Vinton county, Aug. 2, 1883. His earlier ancestors were from the Kyger community and his father's family moved there a generation ago. Arthur married Lydia Searls, a daughter of the late Levi Searls of Kyger, on Aug. 20, 1904, Squire M.C. Boice officiating.
     There survive, besides Mrs. Rupe and the son named, two other children, Floyd Rupe and Mrs. Florence Scott, wife of Harrison Scott all of that community; his mother, Mrs. Alice Barrett Rupe of Kyger, and the following brothers and sisters; Joseph Rupe, Beech Hill (or is it Beech Grove?) Indiana; Mrs. Vernon Edy, Blair, Ohio; Mrs. Cora Burchett, Plain City; Ben, Selby and Isaac Rupe, Mrs. W. R. Athey and Mrs. Harvey Mulford, all of Kyger and vicinity.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday at the Kyger M.E, church of which Mr. Rupe was a member, by Rev. H.N. Snyder. Burial in Kyger cemetery by J.L.Coleman.

Gallipolis Tribune
1937
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Asa Oscar

Eno Community Farmer Is Dead
     Asa Oscar Rupe, 81, a retired merchant and prominent farmer of the Eno community, died at his home on Rt. 554 at 8 a.m., Monday. His death was caused by complications, but he had been in failing health for a period of six months. Sunday he had come to Gallipolis to consult a physician and his condition had not noticeably worsened.
     Rupe spent his entire lifetime in the Eno neighborhood. He had retired from the operation of a general store a number of years ago, and had engaged in a large farm operation since that time.
     He was born at Eno on May 7, 1875, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Ralph Rupe. He was married to the former Stella M. Miller on Aug. 2, 1902 by Sam Robinson, justice of the peace. She survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Levi (Reva) Reynolds of Gallipolis. There are seven grand and eight great grandchildren. Another survivor is a sister, Mrs. George (Bernice) Searls of Eno. Two brothers, Elva M. and Chester A. preceded him in death.
     Mr. Rupe was a member of the Eno Methodist Church, Siloam Masonic lodge at Cheshire, Cheshire chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Eno Grange.
     Funeral services will be held at the Eno Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at a place to be chosen under the direction of the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Pyles will officiate. Officers and members of the Cheshire Blue Lodge of Masons will conduct Masonic services at the late home at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday. Friends may call at the home after 1 p.m., Tuesday and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 8, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Rupe, Charlene Marie

Rupe Infant Dies
    
Charlene Marie Rupe, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rupe, died Tuesday. The next day the body was brought to the home of Isaac Rupe of Cheshire and burial was made that afternoon in Wright Cemetery.
     The child was born on May 7 at the Jane M. Case Hospital in Delaware, O. Mr. and Mrs. Rupe, former residents of Cheshire, have three living children.

[Note: Wright Cemetery is in Meigs County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 14, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, Clarence

     Clarence E. Rupe, 85, died Friday morning at the home of a stepdaughter, Mrs. Howard (Eva) Seidenable., Route 1, Middleport, with whom he made his home.
     Mr. Rupe was born Dec. 3, 1889 at Kyger, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Rupe. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Violet Brown Rupe, and two sisters.
     Surviving besides Mrs. Seidenable are two stepsons Leland Brown of Middleport and Clarence Brown of Albany; a sister, Mrs. Leona Kennedy, Columbus, and four step-grandchildren.
     Mr. Rupe was a member of the Middleport Fire Dept., a veteran of World War 1, a member of Feeney-Bennett Post 128, American Legion and the auxiliary of the Ohio State Patrol.
     In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Middleport Fire Dept. Mr. Rupe was a member of the Middleport Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Grandall officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 28, 1975
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Claude M.

     Claude M. Rupe, 87, Kyger, died Monday, Jan. 22, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug.26, 1908 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, son of the late David Perry and Laura S. Lyle Rupe, he was a farmer, factory worker, township trustee and storekeeper, and belonged to the Siloam Lodge 456 F & AM, Cheshire.
     Surviving are his wife, Lena Rupe of Kyger; a son, Perry Rupe of Lowell; and a daughter, Martha Adkins of Kyger. He was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, with Pastor Robert E. Musser officiating. Burial will be in the Coy Hill Cemetery, Danville. No calling hours will be observed.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 1996
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Rupe, Clyde A.

     CHESHIRE - Clyde A. Rupe, 76, retired farmer of the Kyger area, died Friday at the Chillicothe Veterans Hospital.  He was a son of the late Jonathan and Caroline Swisher Rupe and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Jessie; a son, Roland, Belpre; a grandson, and a brother, Roy, Kyger.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home, where services are to be held at 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Robert Reuter officiating. Burial is to be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 27, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, D. Perry

D. Perry Rupe, 76, Passes at Home at Kyger
His Useful, Though Simple Life Was Spent In One Community---Burial At 2 Thursday
     David Perry Rupe, aged 76, father-in-law of County Supt., H. B. Bradbury, died at 4 o'clock this morning at his home a mile west of Kyger (Cheshire R. D. 2). He had been ailing since a week ago Saturday when he suddenly toppled over in his yard. Though he rallied from that heart attack or stroke, his condition had been regarded as grave since the middle of last week.

Always Lived Thereabouts

     Mr. Rupe was born in a quarter of a mile of where he died and his whole life was spent on the upper waters of Kyger. He was an industrious, upright, home-loving man of goodly moral fiber and simple tastes and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all his acquaintances. For many years he was manager of the Blue Sulphur farm.
     He was the next youngest son of Washington and Elizabeth Rothgeb Rupe and was born March 12, 1860, his age being 76 years, 3 months, 4 days. On Nov. 11, 1888, he and Laura S. Lyle were united in marriage at her home in Kyger. She and the following children survive; Mrs. Laude F. (Elta) Miller, Athens; Mrs. Charles E. (Agnes) Swisher, Middleport; Walter Perry Rupe, Chillicothe; Mrs. Luella Bradbury, Gallipolis; Theodore Marcus Rupe, at home; Claude Miller Rupe, Cheshire.
     There also survive three brothers, Jacob, the oldest, living near Cheshire and in a serious condition; William, who has long been an invalid and Frank Rupe, both neighbors of the decedent. There are 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held at the Kyger M. E. church at 2 o'clock Thursday, under Masonic auspices. Burial by J. L. Coleman at Gravel Hill.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 16, 1936
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Earl

Earl Rupe, 42 W. War Soldier Dies This Morn
     Earl Rupe, 42, World War soldier, who with his family had occupied the old Bradbury homestead in Kyger, died at the Holzer Hospital shortly after 9 o'clock this morning. He succumbed to heart trouble, aggravated by erysipelas, and his illness was known to be hopeless soon after his arrival at the hospital on Sunday.
     Rupe's career as a soldier included 18 months service in France. Clarence Earl Rupe was reared in Kyger and there married Mary Bradbury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bradbury, and he was the father of three children, Jean 15, Gertrude 10, and Wade 12. He was a son of the late Newton Rupe and is survived by his mother, five brothers and three sisters most of them residents of Cheshire tp. another sister, Mrs. Stimble, died in February in the Holzer Hospital.
     Until activities were curtailed there as a result of the depression, Mr. Rupe was employed as a carman at Hobson. He was quiet and reserved but devoted to his family, being kind and indulgent and had a host of friends who lament his passing and sympathize with his wife, children, mother and other sorrowing relatives.
     He was member of J.O.U.A.M. council at Kyger and of the American Legion.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1935
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Rupe, Elza M.

E.M. Rupe Passes at 4 This Morhing
County Is Shocked By The News Of Death Of Prominent Morgan Tp. Citizen, One-Time County Commissioner--Funeral At Eno At 2 O'Clock Monday.
     Early today throughout the county and beyond its northern borders the saddening and startling news was passed along that Elza M. Rupe had died. The end came at 4 o'clock at his home on Vinton Route 1 (the Eno community) of a heart weakness that had become serious only a few days ago. Few were aware of his illness, though many had known he was aware of an unsatisfactory heart condition.

Elza Was a Man's Man
     Mr. Rupe was a former county commissioner, a most honorable and capable one; he was a pillar in the Eno M.E. church and did his full part in making Eno one of the fine communities of the county; he was a man of many interests and contacts, and a pleasant, companionable, home-loving, useful and exemplary man.
     He was born in the community where he died and was a son of Joseph Rupe (a Union soldier) and Mary Ralph Rupe. His birthdate was Feb. 5, 1869, and hence he lacked but nine days of being 71 years old. On Feb. 12, 1899, he married Wilda Roush, who survives him and they were grandly devoted to each other. Their only child, Ona Geace, was born in 1906 and died four years later. Abrother, Oscar A. Rupe, and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Searls, wife of George Searls, all of the same community, survive.
     Mr. Rupe, in addition to his church connections, was a member of the Eno Grange, a charter member of the Eastern Star at Vinton and but recently installed as Worthy Patron. He was a member of the Blue Lodge of Masons at Cheshire, of the Knights Templars of Gallipolis, and the Shrine of Columbus.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 27, 1940
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Rupe, Floyd C.

     GALLIPOLIS - Floyd C. Rupe, 57, Cheshire, died unexpectedly at 7:10 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. Mr. Rupe became ill at a local restaurant and died 30 minutes after reaching the hospital.
     Born in Cheshire he was the son of the late Arthur and Lidia Searles Rupe. He spent his life in Cheshire and had been employed as a coal miner, but had not worked since he was injured in 1950.
     Survivors include his wife, the former Lucille Ralph; two sons, Jerald of Columbus, and Bobby J., a military policeman in the Army in Alaska; a daughter Miss Elata Rupe sophomore at Eastern Kentucky State College, Richmond, Ky.; a brother and sister, Arthur Rupe and Mrs. Florence Scott, both of Zanesville, and four grandchildren.
     The Miller funeral home will announce arrangements.

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


Rupe, Frank S.

Frank S. Rupe Dies Suddenly This Morning

Funeral Services Will Be Held At Kyger M. E. Church At 2 Saturday
     Frank S. Rupe died of a heart attack at his home a mile and a half up Kyger creek from Kyger village at 12:50 this morning. He was in his 75th year and father of Arthur Rupe, Kyger merchant, and Raymond Rupe of this city.
     Mr. Rupe had been ailing somewhat but had worked in his garden last evening and his death came as a shocking surprise to relatives and friends.
     He was born and reared about half a mile from where he died and his whole life had been spent in that immediate neighborhood. He was an industrous, honest home-loving man who had many friends and probably no enemies.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 23, 1938
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Rupe, Garnet

     Mrs. Garnet Rupe 80, a resident of 125 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center. A seamstress, she was born Sept. 27, 1893 in Gallia County, daughter of the late John E. and Allie Thaxton Roush. Mrs. Rupe, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, was preceded in death by her husband, Chester C. Rupe in 1925.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 12, 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Hollis Sylvester

Hollis Rupe
     Hollis Rupe, 90, Cheshire, died at 9 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center. Born July 24, 1894, at Kyger, son of the late Darius and Nancy Phelps Rupe, he was a World War I Army veteran, serving in the 37th Infantry Division, a coal miner and operator of a coal mine. He married Nellie Clark in 1931, and she preceded him in death, along with a daughter in infancy. Surviving are a son, Fred Rupe of Cheshire, and two granddaughters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Miller’s Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with Edgar Harrop officiating. Burial will be in Kyger Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Times
Friday, March 22, 1985
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Rupe, Horton

     Of Horton Rupe, eldest son of Carolina and Jonathan Rupe, who departed this life on Friday, Feb. 1st; aged 21 years, 7 months and 18 days. He was known as an industrious and energetic young man and of a sunny disposition, but in the beginning of a useful life the summons came from Above. He was ready for the master’s call and yeilding a meek obedience, passed away, ‘From his home below to his home in Heaven.”

Unknown publication & date
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Rupe, Huldah Ellen

     Huldah Ellen Rupe, 86, a resident of the Davis Home in Oak Hill the past three years, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. She was a former resident of Addison.
     She was born June 25, 1893, in Gallia County, daughter of the late [John] Millirons and Lucinda Davis Millirons. She married Roy Rupe April 30, 1921, at Pomeroy. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1946. One daughter, Mrs. H. H. (Wileen) Edwards, Gallipolis, survives. One granddaughter and three great-grandchildren survive. One sister, Mrs. John (Levia) Compton, Keota, Okla., survives.
     She was the oldest member of the Addison United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Addison United Methodist Women. She was a teacher in the Faniel and George Creek schools. Her last employment was with the Division of Aged.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Downin officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 14, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, J. E.

J. E. Rupe, Aged 75, Dies in Cheshire Tp.
     J. Enos Rupe, who was born and reared and spent his whole life above Kyger in the Wesley Chapel community, died at his home there at 9 o'clock Thursday night. Death resulted from heart failure after a five days illness. A very rugged man in his younger years, Mr. Rupe plainly showed his growing infirmities when he was in Gallipolis a few weeks ago.
     Decedent was a son of Rance Henry and Barbara Halfill Rupe and was born June 16, 1860. In 1891 he married Addie Thomas, Athens, survives him. He is survived also by a brother Cassius A. Rupe of Addison, who is the father of Roy and Ray Rupe, both of Addison. He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M.
     Funeral services will be held at Kyger M. E. church at 1 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. Harvey Bolton of Rutland in charge. Burial in Wright cemetery near Langville by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: Wright Cemetery is in Meigs County]

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 9, 1935
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Rupe, J.M.

J.M. Rupe 79, Succumbs In Indiana

     Joseph Merrill Rupe, Sr. 79, a native of Gallia county and a resident of 4040 Minnesota St., Indianapolis, Ind., died on Monday at his home. He was an employee of the New York Central Railroad for 40 years. Mr. Rupe was a member of the Carman's Union and Calvary Tabernacle Church.
     He was born at Kyger on Dec. 13, 1886, son of the late James Newton and Alice Barrett Rupe. He was one of 13 children. Survivors include his wife, the former Nita Jenkins of Poplar Ridge, two daughters, Mrs. Henry P. (Grace) Lagena, and Miss Emily Rupe, three sons, Martin Luther, and Joseph M. Rupe, Jr., both of Indianapolis, and James Newton Rupe of Rt. 1, Fairland, Ind. There are eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Other survivors are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Lyda Eddy of Bellaire, O., Mrs. Cora Hardin of Piqua, O., and Benjamin Wesley Rupe of Rt. 1, Cheshire.
     Services were held Thursday morning at Calvary Tabernacle Church and burial was in Acton cemetery located in a southern suburb of Indianapolis.
     Relatives attending the last rites were; Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Rupe of Cheshire, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn S. Rupe of Huntington, Arthur Coughenour, Lawrence Rupe and son, Larry, of Langsville, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rupe and family of Cleveland, Marion Rupe of Wilmington, Lloyd Jenkins of Pomeroy, John Jenkins of Springfield, Otho Coughenour of Columbus and Mrs. Cora Hardin of Piqua.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 1966
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Jacob

J. Rupe Spent All But 2 Of 87 Years Here
Large Crowd Expected To Attend Rites At Cheshire At 2 Sunday
     Except for two years in Missouri, the late Jacob Rupe spent all of his 87 years in this county. He was an industrious, honest man and had acquired considerable property, it is believed. One of his chief interests was the Masonic Lodge to which he had belonged more than half a century. He was a member of Cheshire Lodge F & A. M.; Pomeroy Chapter, No. 80, R. A. M.; Bosworth Council, No 46, R. & S. M.; Ohio Valley Commandery No. 24, K. T.; and Scioto Valley Consistory, 32nd Degree Masons of Columbus.
     In addition to the three children and two brothers named in yesterday's paper as his survivors, there are six grandchildren, Merrill, Beatrice, Helen and Dorothy Briggs, William and Mary Reynolds,. the mother of decedent's children, the former Mary Ellen Richey, died No. 14, 1896.
     Funeral rites will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the Cheshire Baptist church at 2 o'clock with Rev. H. W. Wilbur of Gallipolis officiating. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Knights Templar Commandery of Pomeroy, according to his final request, which also asked that the Knights Templars of Gallipolis be given special invitation to attend the rites in a body, as were members of the Cheshire lodge. A very large turnout of Masons and of others is looked for.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 1936
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Rupe, Jessie Mae [Rupe]

     CHESHIRE - Mrs. Jessie Mae Rupe, 84, Belpre, formerly of Cheshire, died early Sunday at Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg, W. Va., following a lingering illness. Mrs. Rupe was born May 20, 1892 in Gallia County, a daughter of the late Benjamin James and Fannie Rowley Rupe. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, and her husband, Clyde Allen Rupe.
     Surviving are a son Roland W. Rupe, Racine, with whom she made her home; a grandson, Kenneth Rupe of Zanesville. Mrs. Rupe was a member of the Kyger Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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


Rupe, Laura S. [Lyle]

At 2 [pm] Saturday
     Mrs. Laura S. Rupe, widow of D. Perry Rupe, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. B. Bradbury, at Kyger. She was in her 83rd year and had been an invalid for 18 months and during that period had been tenderly cared for at the home of her children. Death is believed to have resulted from a stroke.
      Mrs. Rupe was a daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Reynolds Lyle and she was the last of her generation of the family. She was born Sept. 3, 1863, in Kyger and had spent nearly all her life within a radius of a mile of a birthplace. She was a gentle, kind soul, a great favorite among the extended circle of her kinfolk, and was highly esteemed for her many gracious and sterling qualities from childhood on.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kyger Methodist Church, with burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman and Son.
     Mr. Rupe, who was long the manager of the Blue Sulphur Springs farm, died June 16, 1936, at the age of 76. His marriage to Laura Lyle was an event of Nov. 11, 1888.
     They are survived by these children in addition to Mrs. Luella Bradbury; Mrs. Agnes Swisher, Columbus; Marcus Rupe, at the family home a mile west of Kyger; Mrs. Elta Miller, Albany; Walter Rupe, Chillicothe; Claude Rupe, Pt Pleasant. One daughter, Mrs. Alma Swisher, preceded her mother in death.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1946
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Lena Rumfield

Lena Rumfield Rupe
     Cheshire - Lena M. Rumfield Rupe, 84, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, died Friday May 17, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center.
     Born Oct. 14, 1911 in Salem Township, Meigs County, daughter of the late Ora O. and Jesta E. Lemley Brumfield she was a homemaker.
     Surviving are a son, Perry Rupe of Middleport; a daughter, Martha (Paul) Adkins of Bidwell; a sister, Leanna Jacks of Langsville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Claude Rupe,in January 1996; and by two brothers, Floyd Rumfield and George Rumfield.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland. Burial will be in the Coy Hills Cemetery, Danville. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday one hour prior to the services.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1996
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Rupe, Mabel Pansy

Thirty-One-Year-Old Mother Dies at Kyger
     Mrs. Mabel Pansy Rupe, young wife and mother, died Sunday at ther home at Kyger after an illnes of three weeks.
     Mrs. Rupe, who was but thirty-one-years, was the daughter of Amos Rife, of Kyger and the wife of Selby Rupe, to whom she was married in 1922. She had resided in the Kyger community all her life.
     Four children, in addition to the husband survive: Stanley, 11, Marion, 9, Lawrence, 8 and Nina May 5. A daughter, Violet died in 1932. She is also survived by two sisters and a brother: Mrs. Ella LaRue, Miss. Nina Rife of Kyger and Marlin Rife, of Cheshire.
     Funeral will be held at the Kyger M.E. church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Kyger cemetery by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1, 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Mary [Might]

Mrs. Rupe Of Kyger Dies At Age Of 89
     Mary M. Rupe, 89, of Cheshire Rt. 2 died at Meigs General hospital this morning. She was born in Cheshire township and lived her entire life in the Kyger vicinity.
     Mrs. Rupe was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and parents, Jonas and Mary Shuler Might.
Surviving are three sons, Arthur, Marvin and Leo, all of Rt. 2, Cheshire; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, Mrs. Rupe was a member of the Old Kyger Methodist church and the D. O. A.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral home at Middleport after noon Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete but have been tentatively set for Thursday.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 26, 1963
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Newton

Death of Mr. Rupe

     Mr. Newton Rupe, of Kyger, died at his home November 24, 1905, of pneumonia. He leaves a wife and six children and was a brother-in-law of Mr. C.A. Walters of Vanceton. He was a coal miner having charge of the Wm. Bradbury farm and was a good citizen. The funeral was held at Kyger, interment following at the Miller cemetery in Morgan township.

Gallipolis Tribune
November 1905
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Nina Rife

     MIDDLEPORT - Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home here for Nina G. Rife Rupe, 65, Rt. 1, Cheshire, who died Thursday in Holzer Medical Center. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today.
     Survivors include her husband, Leo; brother and sister-in-law, Marlin and Garnet Rife, Rt. 1, Cheshire, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Marvin Rupe, and two sisters.

[Note: Buried as Rupe, the surname of her first husband]

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar. 23, 1980
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Rupe, Ora Marie [Swisher]

     Ora Marie Rupe, 83, of Columbus, died Tuesday, June 23, 1992 at Norworth Convalescent Center in Worthington. She was born on Feb. 14, 1909 in Gallia County to the late Nelson I. and Marie (Johnson) Swisher. She married Raymond (Tamp) Rupe in 1928. He died in 1956.
     Also preceding her in death were two sons, three brothers and one sister. Survivors include three sons (Kenny Rupe of Gallipolis, and Richard and Garold Rupe, both of Columbus), four daughters (Mrs. Mary Donnelly of Sarasota, Fla., Frances McGuffin of Huntington, W.Va. and Delores Stevens and Eunice Woodall, both of Columbus), one stepdaughter (Annabelle Sisson of Kyger), 44 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Roxie Bush of Kingston.
     Services will be announced later by Waugh-Walley-Wood Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 1992
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Ray

Ray Rupe, 70, World War I Veteran, Dies
     Ray Rupe, 70, died in Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla., at 10:30 Monday morning.
Mr. Rupe was born at Kyger on May 10, 1896, one of three children in the family of Cassius Rupe and Myrtle Simms Rupe. One brother, Roy, preceded him in death in 1946. A sister, Hazel, Mrs. Charles Thompson, Delaware, O., survives.
     Mr. Rupe attended Gallia county schools, and was a structural steel worker, and also was an employee of the Marietta Manufacturing Co., for a number of years.
     He was married to Effie Wilson, of Sutton, W. Va., in 1931, in Columbus. They had no children. She survives.
     Mr. Rupe was a World War I veteran. He was a member of the Gallipolis American Legion Post. The body will be shipped here for burial in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Other arrangements will be announced Wednesday by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 25, 1967
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Rupe, Raymond

War Veteran Dies Thursday
    
Raymond (Pamp) Rupe, 60, Kanauga, a veteran of World War I, died in Holzer hospital at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, after a brief illness. He was admitted to the hospital Tuesday.
     Rupe was a native of Cheshire twp., where he was born on April 21, 1896. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rupe. Rupe was one of five children and is survived by three brothers, Arthur Rupe of Gallipolis, Marvin and Leo Rupe of Kyger. He was twice married and is survived by his last wife and ten children.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Miller’s Home for Funerals and will be announced later with other particulars.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 6, 1956

Raymond Rupe Rites Sunday
    
Funeral services for Raymond (Tamp) Rupe, 60, who died in Holzer hospital Thursday morning, will be held at the Kyger Methodist church at 2 p.m., Sunday. Rev. E. C. Venz will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Lafayette post, American Legion, will officiate at the burial service.
     Rupe, a native of Cheshire Twp., was the son of Frank and Minnie Might Rupe. His mother survives and is a resident of Rt. 2 Cheshire. Three brothers survive, and one brother, Frank, preceded him in death.
     Rupe received his education in the Kyger schools and engaged in farming prior to his enlistment in World War I. He was a member of Co. F. National Guard which became a part of the 37th division. He served in France and Belgium for two years. On his return from the war, he operated a sawmill and served as a guard to the naval depot here and at Pt. Pleasant, living in Kanauga. He was a member of Lafayette Post 27, American Legion.
     Rupe was twice married, his first being to Birdie Sadler. His second was to Ora Swisher, at Cheshire in 1928. She survives along with the following children, Lloyd of Kanauga, Mrs. Clarence (Eunice) Woodall of Gallipolis, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Donnally of Columbus, Gerald of New York City, Paul, Richard, Delores, Frances, and Kenneth at home. A daughter by the first marriage who survives is Mrs. Wayne (Annabelle) Sisson.
     Friends may call at Miller’s Friday evening. Saturday, the body will be taken to the late home where friends may call until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 7, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, Richard Harrison

Richard H. Rupe
     NASHPORT - Richard H. Rupe, 58, Nashport, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 in the Genesis-Bethesda Campus. Born July 4, 1941 in Cheshire, son of the late Arthur Rupe, and Hulda Rupe of South Zanesville, he retired as employee of the wastewater treatment plant for Columbus after 27 years of service. A U.S. Navy veteran, he attended the New Horizon Christian Fellowship Church, and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
     Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Helen Rupe; a son, Richard A. Rupe of Nashport; a daughter, Donna J. Rupe of Zanesville; and a brother, Michael A. Rupe of South Zanesville.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the William Thompson & Son Funeral Home, White Cottage, with Pastor Jeff Armbrust officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 10, 2000
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Rupe, Roy

DIED
     Rupe, Roy, 51, Addison; one-time employee of the Marietta plant; husband of Huldah Millirons Rupe; Mason and member of Georges Creek Grange; November 17 of a heart attack at the home of his brother, Ray, near Delaware, where he had gone with other relatives to hunt pheasant; survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. Howell Edwards (Willeen), a granddaughter, the brother mentioned and a sister, away.

The Gallia Times November 23, 1946; Page 2
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech

Rupe, Roy

Roy Rupe Dies Very Suddenly In Brother’s Home Near Delaware, O.
Had Gone There to Hunt -- Body Is En Route Here
     Roy Rupe, a well-known resident of Addison, died suddenly last night of a heart attack at the home of his brother, Ray, near Delaware, Ohio. He was 51 or 52, according to friends and neighbors, and had hundreds of acquaintances in Gallipolis.

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    Mrs. Roy Rupe, her daughter, Mrs. H. Howell Edwards, and the latter’s little daughter, arrived here at noon from Columbus. They stopped at the home of Stanley Simms and family and then went on to the Rupe home at Addison.
     Thursday, Roy and his first cousin, Stanley Simms, of 526 Fourth Ave., this city, went to Delaware County for a pheasant hunt. S. R. (Tom) Carman of Addison went up on the train and expected to join them. Mrs. Rupe went as far as Columbus with her husband and Simms to visit their daughter, Willeen, now Mrs. H. Howell Edwards.
News Was Shocking
     Though not in normal health, Mr. Rupe had looked about as well as usual and the news of his death came as a terrific shock to those who knew him best. He and Mrs. Rupe and Simms had planned to return home Sunday, but Mrs. Rupe changed her plans, when Willeen’s father-in-law, Evan E. Edwards, 69, of Oak Hill, Route 4, died Friday evening. That is, she was going to take care of Willeen’s year-old daughter while Willeen attended the Edwards funeral at 2 p.m. today. Mr. Rupe’s body will arrive at the Waugh-Entsminger mortuary this afternoon but as these lines were written, nothing was known here as to the funeral arrangements.
     Roy Rupe had spent all his adult years in Addison and during most of his recent years, had been employed at the Marietta plant in Pt. Pleasant. He had worked but little this year and last spring was under the care of a physician for a stomach ailment. He was a native of Cheshire twp. and the oldest of three children of Cassius A. Rupe, who died seven or eight years ago at Addison.
     Roy and Ray Rupe looked very much alike and were often mistaken for each other by close friends and more often mistaken for twins. Ray bought a farm near Delaware about a year ago and moved there and has been employed on the preliminary work for the new Scioto River dam. There is one sister, youngest of the three, Mrs. Charles Thompson, also of Delaware.
     Mrs. Roy Rupe was the former Huldah Millirons. She and her husband were active in the Methodist Church and he was a Mason and a member of the Georges Creek Grange.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 19, 1946

Rupe Rites Set For 2 Thursday, Addison Church
     Arrangements have been completed for the funeral of Roy Rupe of Addison, an account of whose sudden death appeared in Monday’s Tribune. Services will be held at the Addison Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Harry S. Yost of Kirkersville, Ohio, former pastor of the Cheshire charge, and Rev. J. V. Speer, present pastor there, will officiate. Masonic rites will be conducted by members of Siloam lodge of Cheshire.
     Interment will be made in Reynolds Cemetery by Entsminger-Waugh. For pall- bearers the following have been selected: Gaius, George and Stanford Brinker, Chauncey E. Rothgeb, Lawrence Henson and Floyd Leonard. The body was to be taken from the funeral home to the Rupe home this afternoon.
     Mr. Rupe died while a guest in the home of his brother, Ray, on Delaware R 4, about five miles from the town. He became suddenly ill early in the morning, complaining first of an agonizing pain in his arm. It soon extended into his body. Ray at once hastened to Delaware, where an ambulance was engaged and in it Roy was rushed to a hospital at Delaware, but had died before he reached the hospital. Decedent was in his 53rd year having been born Dec. 31 at the home of his parents, the late Cassius A. and Myrtie Simms Rupe in the northwestern corner of Cheshire Twp.
     Much sympathy is felt for the wife and the doubly bereaved daughter, Mrs. Howell Edwards, whose father-in-law, Evan E. Edwards, Oak Hill, R 4, as noted in yesterday’s paper, died late Friday and was buried Monday afternoon. Worshipful Master Homer Kemper requests members of Siloam lodge to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at lodge rooms in Cheshire to prepare to attend funeral of Brother Roy Rupe an hour later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 20, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, Ruth Hanna

Daughter of Hollis Rupe, Cheshire R. D., Dies of Burns
     Her clothing ignited from an open grate fire, Ruth Hanna Rupe, five-year-old daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Rupe, received burns at mid-afternoon yesterday at her home at Old Kyger that caused her death at the Holzer Hospital at 8 o’clock last night.
     The mother had just stepped outdoors to fetch a scuttle of coal when she heard the child scream. Mrs. Rupe ran to the rescue and found the little tot enveloped in flames. At the hospital it was said the child’s face, body and even feet were seared.
     The Rupes live up the hollow from the Hollis VanKirk place (Formerly the Alex Scott place) about a mile above Old Kyger Baptist church. The father is a son of the late Darius Rupe of Kyger and the mother is a daughter of the late Herbert Clark of Cheshire. They have been married eight years.
     Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church in Kyger at 2 o’clock Thursday, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial there by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: March 31, 1931 – Feb. 11, 1936; Age 4 yrs. 11 mos. 20 das. She was the daughter of Hollis & Nellie Clark Rupe.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 12, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, Sarah C.

Mrs. Wm. Rupe Dies At Kyger
Funeral Set For 2 Sunday; Burial Robinson Cemetery
     Mrs. Sarah C. Rupe, wife of William Rupe, died at 6:30 Thursday morning at their home a mile from Kyger on the north fork of Kyger Creek. She had been blind for a quarter of a century and her aged husband has been an invalid for many years.
     Mrs. Rupe was in her 87th year and her long life was spent within a radius of two miles of her birthplace. She was a daughter of Jacob and Abbie Barrett Halfhill and her birthdate was November 3, 1856. She and Mr. Rupe were married on May 12, 1876, and their later years were spent in a house they built close by the old Rupe Homestead.
    Mrs. Rupe is survived by, besides the husband, these four children: Ida Kennedy and Iva Spires, Bidwell R. D. (White Oak): Lona Kennedy, Langsville and Clarence Rupe, Middleport. There are two surviving brothers, Samuel and Frank Halfhill, Cheshire R. D.
Mrs. Rupe was a member of the Poplar Ridge Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at Eno at 2 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. J. R. Brown in Charge. Interment will be made in Robinson Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 7, 1943
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Rupe, Sharon I.

     Sharon I. Rupe, 65, of Bidwell, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at the Scenic Hills Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late Roger and Winifred Taylor Thompson. She was married to Ora Rupe and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1987. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dickey Chapel Church.
     She is survived by her children, Raymond (Evelyn) Rupe of Gallipolis, Beverly (Joe) Rupe of Galax, Va., Wanda Rupe of Gallipolis, Peggy (Matthew) Baird of Bidwell, Matthew (Michelle) Rupe of Gallipolis, Nancy Snyder of Cheshire, and Diana (Allen) Davidson of Middleport; and 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
     She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Katie Pierce of Point Pleasant, W. Va., Patty Lounfberry of Michigan, Susan Hockenhimer, Sheila Kleinebrow and Mike Thompson, all of St. Paris, Ohio, and Danny Thompson of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ora Rupe; a son-in-law, Roger Snyder; and a brother, Roger Thompson.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the Willis Funeral Home, under the direction of the Rev. Matthew Dotson. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Matthew Rupe, Matthew Baird, Christopher Lucas, Jonathon Rupe, Heath Lucas, Jason Lucy and Aaron Rupe.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 30, 2008
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rupe, Theodore M.

     Theodore Marcus Rupe, 82, Pomeroy Health Care Center, died Saturday in Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 4, 1903, at Kyger, son of the late David Perry and Laura S. Lyle Rupe, he was a retired farmer.
     Surviving are a sister, Luella Bradbury of Kyger, a brother, Claude M. Rupe of Middleport; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Perry Rupe, and by three sisters, Elta F. Miller, Alma Swisher and Agnes Swisher.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hunter Funeral Home, Rutland.

Gallipolis Tribune
Apr. 28, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                   


Rupe, Wade

     GALLIPOLIS - Wade Rupe, 56, a resident of Crooksville, died Friday morning at Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, where he had been a patient the past six weeks.
     Mr. Rupe was born in Kyger, Sept. 8, 1922, son of Mary Bradbury Rupe Sisson, Kyger, and the late Earl Rupe. He was an employee of Reichold Chemical Factory, Bremen, Ohio. Mr. Rupe was a World War II veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
     Survivors besides his mother are his wife Rosamae Ewing Rupe, Crooksville; five daughters: Mrs. Robert (Margie) Wiseman, Roseville; Mrs Fred (Barbara) Ferguson, Crooksville; Mrs. Ronald (Paula) Nelson, Mrs. Neil (Becky) King and Mrs. Karen Wiggins, all of New Lexington; three sons: Gary, Roseville; Earl, Zanesville, and Randy, at home. Twenty grandchildren survive. Dale Sisson, his step-father, Kyger, also survives. Two sisters survive: Mrs. Jean Schuler, Portland, Ohio; and Mrs. Gertrude Sabins, Marysville.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Goebel Funeral Home in Crooksville. Burial will be in Mt. Hored Cemetery, near Crooksville.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 27, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, Wash

Kyger Native Dies At Greensburg, Ind.
     Wash Rupe, who was born and reared in Cheshire tp., died a few days ago at his home at Greensburg, Indiana. The news of his passing came to his older brother, Jacob Rupe, now said to be the oldest man in Cheshire precinct.
     Funeral and burial took place at Greensburg, Where decedent had long made his home. He was 83 and is survived by his wife, who was Dilla Butcher of Cheshire tp., three sons and one daughter. There are three surviving brothers besides Jacob Rupe: William, D. Perry and Frank, all of whom live a mile or more west of Kyger in the community where they were born and reared. William Rupe, long in ill health, lives where the home of his father, Wash Rupe, stood.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 15, 1936
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Rupe, Washington

     Washington Rupe died at his home in Cheshire township on October 18th, 1888, aged 79 years 4 months and 17 days.
     The subject of this sketch was born in East Virginia, June 1st, 1809, emigrated to Ohio with his parents in 1812, settling in Gallia County, where he has since lived. He married Elizabeth Rothgeb May 12, 1837. They were the parents of eleven children, eight of whom with the aged companion and mother, survive him.
     He was stricken with paralysis one year ago, from which he never recovered, though he was up and around until a few weeks before his death. He professed faith in Christ in 1851, and united with the Second Kyger Free Will Baptist Church. He ever tried to live an upright, consistent Christian life, and his brethren feel that truly a strong pillar in the church has fallen.
     His funeral services were held at the church October 20th, which was largely attended, and his mortal remains were laid in the churchyard (beside those who preceded him) in resrrection hope. Funeral services by Rev. W. J. Fulton.

Unknown Source
October 1886
Transcribed by J. Farley


Rupe, William

William Rupe Dies In 27 Hours After His Wife
Double Funeral To Be Held At Eno At 2 Sunday
     Twenty-seven hours after his wife had died, William Rupe passed away at his home a mile above Kyger. The end came at 9:30 Friday morning. Within a stone's throw of where both had lived many years and where both had died formerly stood the house in which Mr. Rupe was born and reared.
     His birthdate was March 11, 1856, and her birthdate was less than nine months later Nov. 3, 1856. Their married life covered a span of more than 66 years, or since spent within two or three miles of both their birthplaces. Both had been invalids for many years and as stated in Friday's paper, Mrs. Rupe had been blind for a quarter of a century.
     A double funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Eno Methodist Church, with Rev. J. F. Brown in charge. Burial in Robinson Cemetery by Coleman & Son.
     William Rupe was the last surviving child of Washington and Elizabeth Rothgeb Rupe. He is survived by these children: Ida Kennedy and Iva Spires, Bidwell, R. D. (White Oak); Lona Kennedy, Langsville, and Clarence Rupe, Middleport.
     He had numerous relatives of younger generations and among his nieces and nephews are Mr. H. B. Bradbury of Mercerville and Arthur Rupe, Kyger merchant.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 8, 1943
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Rupe, William W.

     William W. Rupe, 83, formerly of Kyger, died Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Rupe was born in Kyger, the son of the late Darius and Nancy Phelps Rupe. He was a coal miner in Meigs and Gallia Counties the greater part of his life. He had resided in Coolville the past seven years with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Rupe, and his late son, George Rupe. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Orville and George; his wife, Ina, in 1921; three brothers, one of whom was a twin, and a sister.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur [Hulda] Rupe, Zanesville, seven sisters, Mrs. Ira[Gay] Sowards, Toledo; Mrs. Ervin [Shirley] Swartz, Johnstown; Mrs. Hollis [Estelle] Searls, Rutland; Mrs. Amanda Van Kirt, Mrs. Carl [Dale] Weineman, Mrs. William [Helen] Frazier, and Mrs. Arline [Garnet] Rife, all of Kyger; two brothers, Hollis Rupe, Kyger, and Robert Rupe of Middleport; four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the White Funeral Home in Coolville with Rev. Donald Wells officiating. Burial will be in Coolville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

[Note: Coolville is in Athens County]

Sunday Times-Sentinel
June 4, 1972
Transcribed by Connie Schumaker Cotterill


Rupp, Harriet H.

Death of Mrs. Joseph Rupp

     Mrs. Harriet H. Rupp, one of very old residents of this city, departed peacefully to her eternal home on the evening of April 10th, 1889. She was a daughter of the late Geo. Phillips, and was born in Franklin, Pendleton Co., Virginia, May 10th, 1810, lacking, to a day, but one month of being 79 years of age.
     She was married to the late John Peeples in 1826, who died in 1832. She was married to Mr. Rupp, her surviving husband, August 12, 1839, and the coming mid-summer would have reached the 50th anniversary of that wedding. She came to Gallipolis the same month of that year, and, for these nearly fifty years, has been one of the Gallipolis family of people.
     Her funeral services were conducted at the family residence, on the 12th inst., by Elder J. C. Arbuckle, in the presence of a large congregation of sympathizing friends. On the afternoon of the 13th, her remains were accompanied by her husband and son, Col. Wm. Harry Peeples, to Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, where they were laid away in a beautiful lot to await the glad tidings of a heavenly resurrection.
     It is our privilege and satisfaction in this sad hour, to the bereaved relatives and friends, to attest in our feeble way to the many virtues of our old departed friend, whom we have known from earliest childhood. She was one of the kindest hearted old ladies in the world. Her heart was always responsive in sympathy to the needy and distressed. She was ever hospitable and gracious to her friends, and forbearing to her enemies if she could be said to have them. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and an affectionate grandmother, and these noble attributes of character were returned to her with interest, by them, in the most kindly and watchful attentions during the two years of her declining health, and during the last week of her illness, when she lay upon her bed for the last time on earth.

    “There is no death! An angel form
     Walks o’er the earth with silent tread.
     He tears our best loved things away,
     And then we call them dead.”


Gallipolis Journal
April 17, 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Rusk, Electa {Lemley]

Electa Lemley Rusk, 77, Died Tues. Afternoon
Rites To Be Held At 2 Thursday, Poplar Church
     Mrs. Electra M. Rusk, 77, widow of Ballard Rusk, died at 1:15 Tuesday afternoon, June 1, at her home on Poplar Ridge (Cheshire R.D. 1). She had been ill for three months and her condition had been very serious if not hopeless for several weeks. Death was due to dropsy.
     Mrs. Rusk was born Jan. 28, 1866, and all her life was spent in the community where she died. Her husband preceded her in death 28 years. She was a daughter of Andrew and Mary Shoemaker Lemley and is the third of her generation of that family to pass on in less than 10 weeks. Her brother, George Lemley, died but a few weeks ago and her brother, John, ended his life on March 24.
     Mrs. Rusk is survived by three children, Clyde Rusk and Mrs. Ada Taylor, both of Cheshire R. D., and Mrs. Mary First of Pomeroy R. D. 3. There are two brothers and a sister living, James and Andrew (Buzz) Lemley and Mrs. Frank Halfhill, all of Poplar Ridge.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock (fast time) Thursday at the Poplar Ridge Church, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Interment in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Coleman and Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 2, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Rusk, Herbert Alexander

H. A. Rusk Last Rites To Be Friday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Home for Herbert Alexander Rusk, 56, a former resident of Gallipolis, who died July 30 in Honolulu.  The Rev. W. H. Green, of the First Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Rusk was born in Gallipolis, the son of Mrs. Verne  Brown Rusk and Herbert Rusk, Sr.  He attended Gallia Academy High School, where he graduated in the early 1920’s.  He then went to Charleston where he attended the Moody Bible Institute, becoming a minister.  He also studied law earning his law degree.  Hr went to California 15 years ago, and then four years ago went to Hawaii, where he entered a law firm.  Later he became a partner in the Hawaiian Trucking Co.
     His body was shipped back to the United States by air, arriving in Columbus yesterday afternoon.  Survivors included besides the mother:  two sisters, Mrs. Allen (Arlee) Gilliand of Charleston and Mrs. Stephen L. (Mary) James of San Francisco; two brothers, Elmer E. Rusk of Columbus and Wilson Rusk of Gallipolis; and his stepfather, Verne Brown of Gallipolis.
     Pallbearers for the funeral will be Harvey Brown, Harvey Brown, Jr., Everett Brown, Herbert Brown, Fred Brown and Carl Gothard.  Friends may call at Miller’s until the funeral hour.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, August 7, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rusk, Herbert Alexander

Herbert Rusk Dies Sunday
Funeral of Local Meat Dealer Will Be Held Tuesday
     Herbert Alexander Rusk, aged 41, died at his home 241 Second Ave., Sunday at 5 p.m. as a result of tubercular meningitis. He was born in Meigs county the son of John and Rosalee Rusk, but ever since boyhood had been associated with meat dealers of this city and at the time of his death was operating a meat market at 434 Second Ave.
     The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the residence by Rev. D. F. Wood under the joint auspices of the Jr. O. U. A. M., D. of A., and F. O. E., all of which he was a member, with burial following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt & Entsminger.
     He is survived by his wife and five children, his mother, one sister, Mrs. E. F. McConnell of Huntington, two half-sisters, Mrs. Daniel Warner of near Kyger and Mrs. Harry Welch of this city, one brother Walter of this city and one half-brother, John.
 
[Note: Aug. 4, 1879 – July 11, 1920; Age 40 yrs. 11 mos. 8 das. He was the son of John & Rosa Lee (Rosalia) Dalrymple Rusk.]
   
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 12, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Alice M.

Russell Rites Monday
     Funeral services were held in Columbus Monday for Mrs. Alice M. Russell, wife of Warren Russell, former Bidwell residents. Mrs. Russell, a member of the Methodist church at Porter, was the mother of Mrs. C. D. Eno, Mrs. Claire McViesh, Mrs. Dwight Strausbaugh, Mrs. John Welker and Mrs. E. E. Shaffer.

[Note: 12/18/1861 - 5/30/1942 d/o Silas & Mary Burg Daniels, Buried in Gravel Hill Cemt.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 2, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Alonzo

Alonzo Russell Dies Last Night
Rites 2 Wednesday
     Alonzo Russell, retired C. & O. section foreman, died at 11 o’clock Monday evening at his home in Bidwell after an illness of two months He was born at Porter, Dec. 18, 1869, and was in his 73rd year. His parents were the late Marion and Melissa Denney Russell.
     His wife, Mrs. Maggie Evans Russell, died several years ago and they are survived by a son, Homer of Dayton, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Stout of Columbus, and there are three grandchildren, Robert, Mary and Anna Stout. He was the brother of Mrs. Nellie Topping of Bidwell, Ben, of Athens, and Cassius M. Russell of Fostoria.
     Funeral services will be held at the Bidwell Methodist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. L. Stephenson and Rev. J. F. Brown. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery by Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 5, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Alvin Phillip

     Alvin Phillip Russell, 68, Vinton, died Thursday at his residence. He was a retired mechanic for Bob Evans Farms, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Gold Wings Motorcycle Club. Born Feb. 27, 1923 in Meigs County, he was the son of the late Charles Dale and Phyllis Ruschel Russell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Burvena (Dutch) George Russell, on Sept. 8, 1990, and by a sister, Ruth Russell.
     Surviving are a brother, Don Russell of Bidwell; six sisters, Mrs. Ray (Bert) Lawson of Bidwell, Mrs. Robert (Julia) Knight of Germantown, Mrs. Bill (Jylonda) Allen of Bidwell, Mrs. Harve (Gertrude) Ferrell of Bidwell, Mrs. Robert (Diana) Hersman of Bidwell and Mrs. Elmer (Susie) Robinson of Portsmouth; 10 nephews and 14 nieces.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Robert Hersman officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Vinton American Legion Post 131.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 18, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Amanda

Aged Porter Woman Burned To Death
Amanda Russell’s Clothing Ignited as She Sat By Fire
     Her clothing ignited from an open grate fire, Miss Amanda Russell, aged 88 [80]  today, was burned to death in her home near Porter at about 8 o’clock this morning.
     Alfred McDaniel, colored, a near neighbor, saw smoke issuing from the eaves of the Russell cottage and rushed to the rescue. He found the aged woman, slumped in a chair before the fire, dead or nearly so, with nearly all her clothing burned off. He carried her in the chair outdoors, but there was nothing that could be done for her.
Ever-Present Kerosene
     The house, which is about a quarter of a mile beyond Porter, the second one beyond the Homer Mossman home, was undamaged. That it was not set afire seemed very fortunate in view of the fact that a can partly filled with kerosene was found on a table near the woman and near the fire. It was presumed she had dashed some of the liquid on the fire.
     Miss Russell was an aunt of Mrs. David Roush of Eno, but there are no other near relatives, The Tribune was told. She had lived there alone for many years. Today was her 88th birthday. Not only in death but during the long, cold weather, McDaniel, according to neighbors, had played the Good Samaritan to her. He had prepared food for her and supplied her with fuel or at least kept the fires burning when sub-zero temperatures prevailed.
     Dr. W. Lewis Brown was called promptly and hurried to the scene. The body was removed to Butler’s funeral parlors at Vinton. Alfred McDaniel’s home, many will be interested in learning, is the pretty log cabin just outside of Porter village on the left side of Route 160 going toward Vinton. Miss Russell’s house is next house on the same side of the road, an old frame setting on a high bank. E. N. Leonard, the engineer, was under the impression it was once the Gwinn property, boyhood home of John R. Gwinn, former city manager.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock at Clark’s Chapel by Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial will be by H. K. Butler. He telephoned The Tribune that the casket will not be opened at the funeral.

[Note:  3/3/1856 – 3/3/1936 Age 80 yrs. She was the daughter of James C. & Mary Bing Russell.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 3, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Angeline [Bowman]

     Angeline Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Bowman, was born near the village of Porter, Ohio,
Sept. 10, 1844; and departed this life Dec. 31, 1924, aged 80 years; 3 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage to Sylvester Russell Aug. 9, 1860, he preceding her in death twelve years ago. To this union ten children were born five sons and five daughters, Edward preceding her in death twenty-three years ago and Harvey four years.
     She leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Henry Bowman, who made his home with her, Charles of Bidwell, Warren, Bert, and Miss Mattie of Porter, Mary Fraley, Eva Sansbury, Margaret Volk of Columbus, Fannie Wilson of Chicago, Ill., and a host of relatives and friends who mourn her loss. On account of ill health Mrs. Wilson was unable to be here.
     She was a devoted mother, a staunch friend and neighbor, always ready and willing to do for others. She united with the Porter M. E. church many years ago and has lived a consistent Christian life. We can only say our loss is her gain.

The heart that throbbed for others’ woes
Forevermore is stilled;
Closed are the eyes which oftentimes
With pity’s tears were filled.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our dear Mother, Mrs. Angeline Russell; also we thank Rev. Shaver for his kind and consoling words and the choir for their singing. We also thank H. K. Butler for his efficient service.
The Children

Unknown Paper
About December 31, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Russell, Arthur Lewis

Cheshire Boy Killed
     Arthur Russell, son of William Russell of Cheshire, was killed in a Railroad accident on Long Island Sunday. The body will be brought home for burial. He was a World War soldier and aged about 21.

Gallia Times
Thursday, August 31, 1922

OBITUARY
     Truly in the midst of life we are in death. There is no place so charmed, no circle so sacred, no home so holy, but the ruthless invader will enter there. The rich, the poor, the young, and the aged, are his victims. He may come by wasting disease or by sudden and startling accidents; but by whatsoever way he may come, there is the inevitable parting, the unwelcome separation from which all hearts that are truly united shrink.
Arthur Lewis Russell, whose sudden taking away, calls forth these meditations was the only son of William E. and Sadie Russell, born in Gallia County, Ohio, on January 16, 1901, and met with sudden death on Sunday, Aug. 27, 1922, at Long Island, N. Y., at the tender age of 21 years, 7 months and 16 days.
     Arthur met with irreparable loss in the death of his loving mother 10 years ago, after which he with his father moved to Cheshire where he made many friends and altho filled with boyish pranks, he had a heart of gold and showed many lovable and redeemable traits. He united with the M. E. Church of Cheshire in 1915.
     After completing an automobile course in a school in Detroit, Mich., he enlisted from there in the regular army on March 28, 1917, at the age of 16 years, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. And after war was declared between U. S. and Germany, he was sent to other training camps in U. S. and Canada in Co. 127 Aero Squadron, then spent eight months over seas where he grew impatient at the delay in being sent to the front and tried to be trans-ferred to the Infantry, so he could be in actual warfare but failed and served with his Squadron until receiving an honorable discharge in March, 1919, after which he has been employed by the Long Island Railroad. This is sad news to us all and our hearts bleed for his devoted father and only sister in this sad bereavement but --

God is God of the night
As well as God of the day,
And we feel and know that we can go’
Wherever He leads the way,

Yes, God is God of the night
Of the night of death so grim,
But the gate that leads out of life
Is the gate that leads to Him.

Card of Thanks
     The father and sister and family of Arthur L. Russell wish to thank their neighbors and friends for their assistance and sympathy at the death of their son and brother. Also the minister for his words of sympathy and consolation, the soloist for the beautiful songs, the church and Sunday school, and friends and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers for the beautiful floral offerings, and the Middleport Post of the American Legion for their ceremonies.
     William E. Russell, Clyde and Hannah Harrison.

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


Russell, Barbara Jean

Two-Year-Old Child Killed In Accident
Barbara Jean Russell, Daughter of Columbus Couple Related Here Dies As Automobile Overturns – County’s First Traffic Fatality Of Year Marked As 11 Are Injured in Week-End Highway Wrecks. Death Car Hits Rt. 160 Bridge, Goes Out Of Control.
     Killed was two year old Barbara Jean Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Russell, 642 E. Rich St., Columbus. The child died almost instantly of multiple fractures of the skull when the auto which her father was driving hit the side of the steel bridge just off U. S. Rt. 35 and State Rt. 160. The accident occurred at 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Its scene is two tenths of a mile from junction of Rt. 160 and Rt. 35, on Rt. 160. Patrolmen said the new car scraped its right side on the steel railing of the bridge, went out of control and turned over on the highway. Then it slid down the highway for a few feet on its right side, flipped over again and landed on its wheels in a roadside ditch, headed in the opposite direction.
     Cousins of the Russells riding in the auto with them were injured. Mrs. Burvena Russell, 26, Rt. 1, Vinton, suffered a fractured left shoulder. Her husband, Alvin Russell, 26, Rt. 1, Vinton, received a bruised right leg and bruised abdomen. Asa Russell, 40, Columbus, had a bruised left shoulder, lacerations of the forehead and extensive scalp lacerations. Mrs. Asa Russell, 25, Columbus, had lacerations of the lip and forehead, and bruises of the chest. The Asa Russells also live at the Rich St. address in Columbus.
     The dead child’s mother, Mrs. Virginia Russell, 21, and the father were not injured, officers said. However, all those in the car with the exception of the little victim, were taken to Holzer Hospital for observation and treatment.
     The child was taken to the Miller Home for Funerals and later removed to the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton. The little girl was born at Columbus Nov. 15, 1947. She and her parents had come to visit relatives at Morgan Center (Rt. 1 Vinton) for the week-end.
     The body will be at the funeral home in Vinton until time for funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Morgan Center Pilgrim Holiness Church. The Rev. John Hersman will conduct the rites with burial to follow in the church cemetery [Morgan Center Cemetery] under the direction of Vernon McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 16, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Ben

Ben Russell Dies - Last Rites Friday
     Ben Russell, formerly of Bidwell, died Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at the Athens State Hospital. He was in his 69th year. He was the son of Marion and Melissa Denney Russell and never married. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Nellie Topping of Bidwell and brother, Cash L. Russell, of Fostoria.
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Bidwell Methodist Church by Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial will be at Clark Chapel Cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 11, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Bert

     Bert Russell, son of Sylvester and Angeline Russell, was born August 6, 1879, departed this life November 9, 1931, at his home at Porter, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Blanche Moore, Aug. 12, 1900. To this union was born four children, Nellie May who died in infancy, Carl, Mary, and Anna Gilfilen and one grandson, Edgar. His mother and father and two brothes[sic] Harvey and Edward preceded him to the great beyond several years ago.
     Loved ones left to mourn their loss are his wife and children, five sisters: Mrs. Maggie Volk, Mrs. Mary Farley, Mrs. Eva Sansbury and Miss Mattie Russell, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Fannie Wilson of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Warren of Porter, Ohio, and Charlie of Bidwell, Ohio; many nieces and nephews and hosts of friends and relatives are left to mourn their loss.
     Bert was always a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed in his home. He was converted at Porter M. E. church about 8 years ago during a revival conducted by Rev. L. C. Shaver.
     The night was never to [sic] dark or the hour ever to [sic] early or late for him to render his service to his neighbors and friends. His many kind deeds and acts will long be remembered.

Oft we tire of service here,
Oft the flesh is weary,
But the cares of life will cease
When we cross the portal,
We shall find a sweet release
We shall be immortal.

Oft we grieve o'er loved ones flown,
Oft we weep in sorrow;
Oft we long to clasp our own
On some bright tomorrow.
But no shadows will annoy
When we cross the portal,
Sorrow will be turned to joy--
We shall be immortal.

     Funeral services were held at Porter M. E. church Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. Shaver of Amanda, Ohio, assisted by Rev. Stump of Bidwell, Ohio, burial was made at Clark's cemetery by Undertaker Coleman.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to extend our sincere thanks to each and every one who so kindly assisted us in any way during the illness and death of our loved husband and father. We especially thank Rev. and Mrs. L. C. Shaver, Rev. Stump, the quartet and to those who contributed flowers, which were many and beautiful: also Undertaker Coleman for his efficient service.              The Family

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 1931
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page


Russell, Bertha

     Mrs. Bertha Russell, wife of Mr. Ernest Russell died at her home here after a several days illness. Besides her husband, she leaves twelve children. Funeral was held by Rev. David Williams at the Baptist Church Monday morning, burial in McGhee Cemetery by Undertaker Butler.

The Gallia Times
Vinton News Notes
Tuesday, March 14, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron


Russell, Bessie P. [Swanson]

Mrs. Russell Dies

Services Friday
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton for Mrs. Bessie P. Russell, 82, Columbus, formerly of Rt. 1, Vinton, who died Tuesday at the Fulton Nursing Home.
Rev. Bruce Mallory will officiate. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may ceall at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 this evening.
     A native of Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Folden Swanson. She married Garfield Russell on Sep. 21, 1915, and he preceded her in dath in 1962.
     Surviving includes a son, Glenn, of Waldo, Ohio, a daughter Mrs. Mildred Mills, Columbus, a step-son, Harold of Mifflin, Pa; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Michaels, Youngstown; Mrs. Worley Francis of Langsville and two brothers, Jessie Swann of Langsville and Ralph Swann of Pomeroy.

TheDaily Sentinel
June 17, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason.

Russell, Charles

The Late Charles Russell
     Charles Henry Russell, born Sept. 3, 1859 and departed this life Jan. 26, 1914, aged 54 years, 4 months and 23 days. He was the oldest son of Mahlen and Susan Russell who preceded him to the great beyond some few years ago. He was born in Gallia county, Ohio, but spent most of his life in Ross County, and traveled extensively throughout the West. He became mentally defective about seven years ago and was committed to the Athens State Hospital where he has remained at intervals since and where he died                
     He never united with any church and gave as his reason for not doing so that he had no fixed home but attended services and helped the church whenever he could. He was an honest, industrious man and liked by all who knew him. His sudden death came as a shock to his many relatives and friends.
He leaves to mourn his loss three brothers, five sisters and hosts of other relatives and friends. This instance of death reminds us the sad fates of life, and that we are going down the valley one by one and must answer the call when He that giveth says “Come”.
     The funeral service was held Wednesday at Prospect, RE. Russell officiating and burial followed by Clem Glassburn. The relatives of Mr. Russell desire to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly helped at the cemetery.

Gallia Times
Feb. 25, 1914
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Russell, Charles Sanford

C. S. Russell, 78, Is Dead
     In the same community in which he was born and reared and spent his entire life, Morgan Center of Morgan Twp. -- death came at 8:10 p.m. Sunday to Charles Sanford Russell, 78. Retired for 12 years as a Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Co. section gang worker, Mr. Russell had been ill from heart trouble for 18 months.
     He was born March 15, 1872, one of 13 children of Alvin and Harriet Spires Russell, and he wed Effie Wiggins in 1895. His widow and one sister survive, besides these children: Alvin, Chester, Mrs. Daisy Hollansbaugh, Kalamazoo, Mich., Cluster, Racine; Dale and Olen, Rt. 1, Vinton; Harold and Everett, Rt. 1, Bidwell; and Delmar Russell, Columbus. The surviving sister is Mrs.. Eliza Smith, 91, Vinton.
     Vernon McCoy moved the body to the late home this afternoon and friends may call there until the funeral, which is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Morgan Center’s Pilgrim Holiness Church, the Rev. Bert Snyder officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 7, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Clarissa

Mrs. Wm. Russell Dies At Daughter’s Home Near Vinton
     Mrs. Clarissa Russell, 73, wife of William Russell, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Wilt, in Morgan tp. (Vinton R. D. 1). She was born near Morgan Center and she and Mr. Russell after their marriage had lived in that section, but in late years their home had been in Middleport. They went to the Wilt home when the flood began to threaten Middleport and she was taken ill a week ago.
     Mrs. Russell was a daughter of Harvey Eblin. There survive five children, besides Mrs. Wilt; Mrs. Ella McManis, Wyandotte, Mich.; Don Russell, Marion; Alvin, Orville, O.; Mrs. Owen Roach and Asta Russell, Middleport.
     Funeral services will be held at Pine Grove Church at 2 o’clock Sunday in charge of Rev. Lester Searls. Burial by Funeral Director H. K. Butler.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 20, 1937
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Russell, Daniel

Death of Mr. Russel
     Mr. Daniel Russell of Springfield township, died Tuesday morning at the age of 65. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. James Sprague and two or three brothers and is said to have been a good citizen who will be missed in the community in which he lived.

[Note: Born December 1848- Died April2, 1912 Buried in Prospect Cemetery in Springfield township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday April 3, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Russell, David

Death Of Mr. David Russell
     Mr. David Russell of Chambersburg, died this morning, May 22, 1899, at 6 o'clock, after a long and lingering illness with paralysis, aged 67 years. His funeral will be under the auspices of the Masons, of which Order he was a prominent member, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. J.W. Smith at Clay Chapel, the interment by Undertaker Wetherholt being at the same place.
     Mr. Russell was born in Jefferson County and was a first-class river engineer and machinist until he had an attack of paralysis several years ago, from which he never recovered so as to be able to work again. He was a kindly, level-headed, excellent gentleman, highly respected by all with whom he came in contact. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn their great loss. His children are Mrs. John Wigner, of this city, Austin Russell,a daughter at home and William of Allegheny City.
     He had resided in Chambersburg since 1867, going into the planing mill business there with Mr. William Wilhelm. He was a number one good citizen and will be greatly missed.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 22, 1899
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Russell, Della Belle

Eight Year Old Child Dies Tuesday
     Della Belle Russell, eight years old, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Russell, died Tuesday evening after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home of her parents, on State Street, by Rev. Clendenin. Burial in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 11, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Elisha Bart

Bart Russell Dies Near Keystone – Funeral Sunday
     E. Bart Russell died this morning at 1:30 at his home in Gallia county near Keystone. He had been in failing health for several months and death was caused by cancer.
     Mr. Russell was a successful farmer and ivied in the neighborhood where he died during his entire life. In 1902, he was united in marriage to Nellie Long, who, with following children survive: Mrs. Hazel Angels, Miss Gail Russell and Miss Evelyn Russell of Jackson, Mrs. Rosalie Preston of Wellston, Mrs. Faye Trissler of Columbus and Kenneth Russell of Catlettsburg, Ky. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Vinton.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor with Rev. Kinnison of Coalton officiating. Burial in the church cemetery in charge of H. Kerr Butler.

[Note: Apr. 4, 1876 – March 27, 1936; Age 59 yrs. 11 mos. 27 das. He was the son of George & Hulda Weber Russell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 27, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Ella [Montgomery]

Mrs. Ella Russell of Kanauga Died 11:45 Last Night
Funeral at Church There At 2 P.M. Sunday
     Mrs. Ella (Montgomery) Russell, who was 61 last month, died at 11:45 last night at her home in Kanauga. She had been in poor health a long time, bedfast 17 weeks and had failed progressively the last two weeks, especially since the first of this week. Death was ascribed to Hodgkin’s disease, which is characterized by an enlargement of the lymphatic glands and anemia.
     Mrs. Russell was born in Mason County, had lived in Kanauga 34 years, was an estimable Christian woman. Her husband, Jesse Russell, died 15 years ago. They are survived by these children: Dick Russell, Mrs. Florence Allen, Mrs. Essie Lee, and Dessie Russell (who is a clerk in the probate judge’s office), and Roy Russell, a half-brother of the other children. All of them live in Kanauga and Miss Dessie lived with her mother.
     Mrs. Russell is also survived by two brothers and two sisters; Loma Montgomery and Mrs. Jack Edwards of near Leon, W.Va. and William Montgomery and Mrs. Phil Edwards of Middleport.
     Funeral services were set, at least tentatively for 2 o’clock Sunday at the Kanauga Methodist Church, of which decedent was a member. Rev. Jennings Cremeens and Rev. Julius Chandler will officiate. Interment will be made in Maddy Cemetery by C. H. Raynes of Buffalo, W. Va.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Russell were carried out as announced with both Rev. Julius Chandler and Rev. Jennings Cremeens officiating. The pall bearers were Leslie Deem, Wade Ables, Tom Adams, Ed Vance, Sidney Stewart and Wm. Messler.

Card of Thanks
     The family of Mrs. Ella Russell of Kanauga, Ohio, wish to express their deep appreciation for the beautiful floral offerings sent to them by the erection department and the labor department of the Marietta Manufacturing Company. The family of Mrs. Ella Russell wish to express their deep appreciation of the kindness and sympathy shown in their sorrow.

[Note: 8/2/1883-9/7/1944]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 8, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron [Granddaughter]


Russell, Emanuel

Vinton Man’s Brother Dies at Pt. Pleasant
     PT. PLEASANT - Manuel Russell, 77, died at his home in Arbuckle this morning following a stroke suffered five days ago. He was a retired railroader. Surviving are a brother Ike, Vinton; Marlow, Carroll; three sons and a widow. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Church near Leon. Body is at Crow Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 21, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Russell, Emanuel

Manuel Russell Dies At Home In Arbuckle Today
     Following a stroke suffered five days ago. Manuel Russell of Arbuckle, 77 years of age died at his home there at 3:50 AM today. Russell had lived in Leon until about two months ago. Born in Mason County, he had spent his entire lifetime in the county, and was a retired railroad employee, having worked for the New York Central and Chesapeake and Ohio Lines.
     Russell is survived by the widow, Vada Russell, a daughter, Mrs. Mona Smith of Point Pleasant; three sons, Clyde, Leon Route, Woodrow, Leon, and Dorsel, Arbuckle; and two brothers, Marlow, Carroll, Ohio, and Ike, Vinton, Ohio.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday from the Bethel Church. Rev. Howard Killingsworth officiating.

Point Pleasant Register
July 21, 1952
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Russell, Ernest

     Ernest Russell, 97, Vinton, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center, having been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Born May 11, 1884, in Meigs County, son of the late William and Amanda Scott Russell, he was retired from the timber business and the city of Gallipolis, where he was sexton of Mound Hill and Pine Street cemeteries. He had made his home in Vinton for the last 19 years.
     He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Russell, in 1929, and by his second wife, Ruby George Russell, in 1963.
     Surviving are eight sons, Noel of Buckeye Lake, Novel of Albany, Noble of Vinton, Norwood of Carroll, Neral (Dick) of Columbus, William and Paul, both of Gallipolis, and Vernon of Hilliard; seven daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Lledo) McGlothlin and Mrs. Paul (Leron) Grate, both of Marion, Mrs. Elza (Annabel) Jefferies of Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Bob (Leah) Jefferies of Toledo, Mrs. Robert (Lura) Gee of Jackson, Mrs. Phillip (Ruby) Edmiston of Vinton and Mrs. Harold (Bertha) Stover of Gallipolis; 55 grandchildren, 89 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were two daughters, three brothers and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Vinton Baptist Church, with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 31, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Florence C.

Mrs. Russell Is Dead At 94
     Mrs. Florence C. Russell, 94, a practical nurse, who resided at 535-½ Third Ave., died at 5 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. She had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday.
     She was born at Coshocton on March 30, 1871, one of five children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli Craig, and was the last of her family. Her marriage to Harvey Russell, a Civil War veteran, took place in 1910 and he preceded her in death a number of years ago. They spent their married life in Vinton, and she had been a resident of Gallipolis for 15 years.
     Mrs. Russell was a member of the Vinton Methodist Church. She is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Flora Canfield [Campfield] , and two nephews and a niece, Arthur of Morrow, John of Wilmington and Mrs. Mabel Tilford of Cincinnati.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Vinton Memorial. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 5, 1965
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Russell, Gail

     Gail Russell, 81, Gallipolis, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at the Holzer Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1917, at Centenary, Ohio, daughter of the late Oscar E. Osa M. Berridge Russell. She retired from the Farmers Home Administration in 1994 following fifty years of service. She was a member of the Gallipolis Chapter Order of the #283 Eastern Star at White Shrine. She also served as a volunteer to the Gallia County Historical Society and the American Red Cross.
     She is survived by one nephew, David (Tina) Russell, Gallipolis, Ohio; one niece, Lisa (Scott) Reuter, Gallipolis, Ohio; sister-in-law, Barbara Russell, Gallipolis, Ohio; Five great nieces and nephews, Jefffrey, Kelsey and Courtney Reuter; and Andrea and Sarah Russell. She was preceded in death by one brother, O. Wayne Russell (1994) and one nephew, Mark E. Russell (1979).
     Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Interment will follow in the Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 19, 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley


Russell, Harry E.

Harry E. Russell Dies: Funeral At Prospect
     Harry E. Russell, 57, died suddenly of heart disease at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Wesley White, on Prospect Ridge. He was a farmer and his whole life had been spent in Addison and Springfield townships. He was a son of Mahlon and Susan McNeal Russell, both of whom are dead. Two sisters, besides Mrs. White survive: Mary, living in Cincinnati, and Alice Russell, California.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. R. Denney at Prospect Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Burial in the churchyard by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 29, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark


Russell, Ira

Ira A. Russell, 83, Died at Home in Bidwell Today
Beloved Citizen Spent Whole Life in Springfield Township
Funeral at 2 o'clock Sunday

     Ira Russell, an aged and esteemed resident of Bidwell, died at his home at 6:30 this Friday morning. He had been bedfast for three weeks, his condition being hopeless, and he had calmly awaited the end. Death was due to a complication of ailments and he had been in rather poor health for two or three years. That the decedent was a man of spotless character and exemplary record is tested by his neighbors and all who knew him well.
                      
High Tribute Indeed
     Soon after hearing of his friend's death John K. Powell said: “I had known him intimately for 70 years and I never knew a better man. Ira Russell, I am sure, never did a dishonorable act.” Mr. Russell was 83 years old on March 13, having been born in Porter in 1849, and he had lived his whole life in a radius of three miles from his birthplace. He was the last survivor of the family of Mahlon Russell. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Sawyers Russell, a sister of George B. Sawyers of this city, one daughter, Ethel, and one son, Floyd I. Russell, all at home.
     For more than half a century Mr. Russell was a member of the Bidwell M.E. Church. There the funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. R.R. Denney and Rev. M.V.B. Stump. Burial at Fairview cemetery by Undertaker J.L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1932
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Russell, Irene

     GALLIPOLIS - Irene Russell, 94, Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Arbors of Gallipolis. Born Dec. 20, 1907, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., daughter of the late John and Ida Neal Shiflet, she was a longtime member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church, Kanauga, and attended First Church of the Nazarene.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Russell, in 1983; two sons, Roy Wayne Russell and Jesse A Russell; and five sisters, Kathryn Price, Midgie Neville, May Shiflet, Genevieve Kerwood and Ida Mae Brothers.
     Surviving are a son, John W. (Wanda) Russell of Gallipolis; two daughters, Hilda M. Riffle of Gallipolis and Betty Jo (Walter) Bulmer of Gardena, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Shiflet of Columbus; and a sister, Katy Lambert of Point Pleasant.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Eugene Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Russell, Isabella [Miller]

Death of Mrs. Russell
     Mrs. Russell, the mother of Mrs. John Wigner of this city, of whose serious illness we have spoken, passed away this morning, October 4, 1907, at about 9 o’clock. Her body will be brought in from her daughter’s, Mrs. Henry Tyler’s of Vinton, on the evening Hocking Valley train and will be met by Undertaker Wetherholt and conveyed to the home of Mrs. Wigner.
     The funeral services will be conducted at Clay Chapel Sunday, the funeral party leaving here at 9 o’clock. Rev. J. R. Fields will conduct the funeral and Undertaker Wetherholt, the burial at the same place.
     Mrs. Russell was 77 years old. Her home is at Chambersburg, but she was visiting her daughter at Bidwell when taken ill. She had no particular disease, but succumbed to a general breaking down. She had belonged to the M. E. Church for forty years. She had been a widow for nine years. She is survived by children Mrs. Wigner and Mrs. Tyler, mentioned, and sons Oscar of Chambersburg and W. G. Russell of Pittsburg. She was a fine old lady as ever lived and had many friends.

[Note: She was married to David M. Russell who died in 1899.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 4, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Jesse

Kanauga Man Dies After Long Illness
Funeral of Jesse Russell To Be Held Tuesday
     Mr. Jesse Russell, aged 52, of Kanauga, died at his home Sunday morning, Jan. 27 at 9: a.m. of tuberculosis. He is survived by his wife, five children, Roy, Troy, Florence, Essie and Dessie, all at home; five brothers and one sister. Mr. Russell had been in Phoenix, Ariz., for about three months for his health, but returned home about Thanksgiving.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Day from Kanauga church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with burial at Maddy cemetery in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Son of William and Lydia Jane Oiler Russell; 10/7/1876-1/27/1929]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 28, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron [Granddaughter]                                         Top of Page


Russell, Jesse [Ainsworth]

Jesse Russell, 47, Succumbs
     Jesse A. Russell, 47, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Kanauga, Ohio, died at his home May 16, 1980.
He had been ill for several months, and underwent surgery in February of this year. He was born May 22, 1932 at Kanauga, Ohio, son of Roy and Irene Russell.
     Jesse attended Gallia Academy High School. He entered the service on June 14, 1950, had his basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky. And then was sent to Ft. Lawton, Seattle, Wash. He had the rating of Corporal when discharged in the fall of 1954. While in the service, he met Barbara Heitman of Seattle, whom he later married. He was a long-time employee of Boeing Aircraft, Seattle.
     Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gregory and Jeff, two daughters, Janine and Jennifer, his parents, Roy and Irene Russell, of Kanauga, Ohio; sisters, Betty Jo Bulmer of Gardena, Calif., Hilda Riffle of New Carlisle, Ohio; and a brother John William of Gallipolis, Ohio. One brother, Wayne, preceded him in death in 1933.  He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Ida Shiflet, of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va. And many other relatives in the area.
     The funeral service was held May 20, at Yarington’s White Center Funeral Home in Seattle, with Rev. Lowell Knutson officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, Wash. His sister, Betty Bulmer, husband, Walter and daughter, Kella, attended the last rites. His mother and father were unable to attend the funeral, since his father was hospitalized and quite ill at that time.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 10, 1980
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Russell, Joseph Fraser

Burial of Joseph Russell
     The body of Joseph F. Russell, who died in Columbus Monday evening, was brought to Vinton yesterday by Funeral Director H. K. Butler and was buried at Wesley Chapel in the afternoon. Mr. Russell formerly lived near Wesley Chapel.
     He was 76 years old and leaves one son, E. C. Russell, with whom he made his home. Rev. John Spires conducted the service. Wesley Chapel is back of Kyger.

[Note: April 24, 1858 – March 20, 1934; Age 75 yr. 10 mos. 26 das. He was the son of Reuben Russell. His spouse was Ellen Elizabeth Russell and his son’s name was Erville C. Russell. He is buried in Van Zant Cemetery in Cheshire township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 23, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Lawrence

Mr. Russell Claimed at 74 Monday
     Lawrence Russell, 74, of 705 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at 11:05 a.m. Monday at his home. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Russell had been in failing health the past year, and his condition had been serious for the past four months.
     He was born March 10, 1891, in Gallia county, son of the late John and Mary Benson Russell. He is survived by his wife, Dottie Persinger and one daughter, Genevie. One daughter is deceased. One grandson survives. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased. Mr. Russell spent his entire life in Gallia county, and for 27 years was a broom maker for the Tabit Broom Factory on State Street.
     He was married on July 3, 1919, in Gallipolis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Many knew the Gallian as “Jar-Buck”.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Chapman officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Military services will be conducted by the Gallipolis American Legion Post.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 24, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Russell, Leona Ruth

Death Of An Infant
     Mr. and Mrs. Ruby Russell of Cora lost their infant girl Thursday morning. Burial (today) Friday at Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate..born June 18, 1924, died Oct. 2, 1924; 3 months 14 days of age. Cause of Death: Pneumonia. Parents: Ruby Russell and Jennie Reese.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 3, 1924
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Russell, Lewis

Death Of Mr. Russell
     Mr. Lewis Russell, a good old citizen of Evergreen, died Thursday, aged 83 and was buried today by Undertaker Glassburn. He leaves several married children but no wife. He died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. James Sprague.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 17, 1904
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Russell, Luella

MRS. LUELLA RUSSELL DEAD
     Mrs. Luella J. Russell, 76, a lifelong resident of the Leaper neighborhood, passed away at her home there Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1929, after a long illness. She was the widow of William Russell and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jackson T. Smith.
     Mrs. Russell is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A.D. Dickey of Logan, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Alice V. Keeler of Dayton and Miss Emma Smith at home; two brothers, Frank M. Smith of Columbus and Charles at home.
     Funeral Services were held Thursday by Rev. J.V. Stone of Gallipolis, internment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Paper
Nov. 5, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Russell, Luella

Mrs. Luella Russell Died At Leaper Tues.
Funeral Held Thursday For Lifelong Resident of Gallia County
     Mrs. Luella J. Russell, 76, passed away at their home at Leaper, Nov. 5th, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Jackson T. and Mary Jane Smith and was married to William Russell Sept. 17, 1879.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. Delbert Dickey of Logan, W. Va. One daughter, Ruby Lenore, having preceded her in death several years ago. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice V. Keeler of Dayton, O., and Miss Emma Smith at home. Two brothers, Frank M. of Columbus and Charles at home. One brother and sister, J. Milton and Mary Lenore both deceased.
     Mrs. Russell was a resident of Gallia Co., her entire life. Funeral services were conducted at her late home by Rev. J. V. Stone, pastor of Grace M. E. Church on Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial followed on the family lot on Mound Hill Cemetery by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 8, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Margaret

Mrs. R. E. Russell Dies In Her 85th Year at Home Here
Funeral Sunday At 2 p.m. At Entsminger’s.
     Mrs. R. E. Russell died at 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at her home in Gallipolis. Born December 15, 1860, to Robert and Sarah Hamilton in Green twp. 2-½ miles from Gallipolis, the decedent, the former Margaret Hamilton, was in her 85th year. She lived in Green Twp. all her life until a short time ago, when she moved to this city.
     Her brothers were John, James and Frank; her sisters were Prudie, of Cleveland; Emma Stone, deceased, of Gallipolis; Lida and Etta, also deceased. Frank lives in Minnesota. She was united in marriage with Randall E. Russell, a prominent citizen and splendid farmer, October 22, 1881, and the following children are the result of this union: Homer, of Gallipolis; Floyd, of Humbolt, Ia., Sadie, deceased.
     Mrs. Russell was a member of Centenary Methodist Church, and she resided near the church. She was a faithful supporter and attendant there, a worthy and estimable woman and had a large acquaintance.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the F. J. Entsminger Funeral Home, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Pall bearers will be Henry Kerns, John Williams, Asa Houck, Herman Northup, Howard Broyles, and Raymond Broyles.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 23, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Russell, Mary Blanche [Moore]

     Mrs. Mary Blanche Russell, 75, died at the home of a daughter at 516 Fourth Ave., at 3:15 a.m. today. She had been in failing health for the past year. She was a native of this county having been born near Vinton on Sept. 10, 1882. She was the daughter of the late Caleb and Barbara Fee Moore and was one of seven children born to that union. One sister, Mrs. Maude Thomas of Gallipolis, survives. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
     She was married to Bert Russell on Aug. 12, 1900, and he preceded her in death 26 years ago. To this union four children were born of whom three survive, Mrs. Mary Casto, with whom she made her home in Gallipolis, Mrs. Anna Gilfilen of Columbus and Carl B. Russell of Newark. One daughter, Nellie, died in infancy. There are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Russell was a member of the Royal Neighbors and attended the Church of God. Funeral services will be held at Miller's Home for Funerals at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. H. McDonough will officiate and burial will follow in the Clark Chapel cemetery near Porter. Friends may call at the late home Sunday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 30, 1957
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                   


Russell, Nancy [Blair]

Death of Mrs. Enoch Russell
     Mrs. Enoch J. Russell, of Columbus died there Tuesday night, where she had been living in her own property with her nephew William T. Blair. Her funeral services will be held there and her burial will be here at Mound Hill Friday.
     Mrs. Russell has been living in Columbus for the past four years. She formerly resided on First avenue and her request was to be buried by her late husband, Uncle Enoch, as he was familiarly called. She was in her 71st of 72d year and is survived by two step-children--Solomon R. Russell and Randall E. Russell of Green township. She leaves one brother, Mr. James Blair of Ashland, Ky. She was a nice, kindly old lady, well liked by every one and was a member of the M. E. Church.
     Full arrangements for the burial were not complete at this writing.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 18, 1910
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Russell, Nerol L. “Dick”

     BLACKLICK - Nerol L. “Dick” Russell, 78, Blacklick, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. A veteran of World War II, he retired from General Tire after 35 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine Russell; four sons, Gary (Jackie) Russell, Terry (Rose) Russell, Cary (Sheila) Russell and Jerry (Debbie) Russell; six grandchildren; and four brothers and five sisters. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany. Friends may call at the chapel from 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 28, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Noble Evbon

     Rev. Noble Evbon Russell, 69, of Route 2, Vinton, died at his residence Thursday. He was a minister and retired journeyman roofer. A member of the Journeyman Roofers Local 185 of Charleston, W. Va., a member of Morgan Center Christian Holiness Church and a World War II veteran of the United States Army.
     Born Nov. 26, 1917 near Vinton, he was a son of the late Ernest and Bertha Russell. He married Mozelle Shupe on Aug. 16, 1937 at Vinton, and she survives, along with three sons and one daughter, Lee and Lawrence Russell of Vinton, Lauren Russell of Piketon and Mrs. Elwood (Lena) George of Obetz; 10 grandchildren and one great grandson; six brothers, Rev. Novel Russell of Athens, Norwood Russell of Carroll, Neral (Dick) Russell of Black Lick, Ohio, William and Paul Russell of Gallipolis, Vernon Russell of Hilliard; seven sisters, Lledo McGlothlin of Marion, Lura Gee of Jackson, Annabelle Jeffries of Bradenton, Fla., Leron Great of Marion, Leah Jeffries of Toledo, Ernestine Edisto of Vinton, Bertha Stover of Addison.      He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and his stepmother, Ruby. Funeral services will be conducted at 2: p.m. on Sunday, at Morgan Center Wesleyan Church, Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating.       
     Burial follows in Morgan Center Cemetery. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton on Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Sept. 18, 1987
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Russell, Oscar Enoch

___?___ Sheriff Is Dead At 77
     Oscar Enoch Russell, 77, former Gallia county sheriff and retired farmer, died in Holzer hospital at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. He had suffered a stroke several days ago at his home on the Bulaville Rd. Mr. Russell had served one term as sheriff in 1927-28 and had just recently retired after serving for 12 years as a member of the Gallia County Board of Elections. He was a member of the Bulaville Grange and Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons.
     He was born in Green twp., April 20, 1885, the son of the late Solomon R. and Josephine Ecker Russell. His marriage to the former Osa Berridge took place June 26, 1912 and she preceded him in death Nov. 22, 1941. Two children who survive are a son Wayne Russell and Miss Gail Russell, both at home. There are two grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wetherholt-Elliot-Sanders Funeral Home. Rev. Glen Hueholt will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening.

[Note: Died 1962. Photo of "O.E. Russell" published with obituary]

Unknown publication & date (found in scrapbook)
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Russell, Pleasant E.

Vinton Man Dies In Accident On Lake Co. Farm
     Pleasant E. Russell, 65, who was born and reared near Vinton and made his home thereabouts until his wife died about eight years ago, was killed in a tractor accident near Madison Lake County, Ohio. The body is expected at the Butler-McCoy mortuary this evening. Rites will be conducted at the Vinton Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial will be at Pine Grove.
     Mr. Russell was a son of William and Amanda Russell. He is survived by these three brothers and sister: Martin, Garfield and Ernest Russell, all of Vinton, and Bertha Maloy, Wellston. His deceased wife was Toria Shenefield and they had an adopted daughter, Audra, whose present whereabouts is unknown to the brothers.
     The brothers learned of the tragedy through a dispatch appearing in Columbus papers which was garbled to the extent of using an erroneous first. Telephone calls established the dead man’s identity to the satisfaction of the brothers, who had known that Pleasant was employed on a Lake County farm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 2, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Randall E.

R. E. Russell, Dies At Home In Green Tp.
Funeral Services Will Be At Entsminger Funeral Home At 2 P.M. Monday.
     Randall E. Russell, long prominent in county affairs and a well-to-do farmer, died at 7:45 last evening at his home near Centenary in Green tp. He was 78 years old. About two weeks ago Mr. Russell fell over a bank while using a scythe and received injuries that made him bedfast thereafter.
     Mr. Russell was a lifelong resident of the county and was an influential member of the Democratic party; had held positions of public trust, and was respected and esteemed by a wide circle of friends. He was rated high, too, as a practical farmer.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Margaret Hamilton, and by two sons, Homer, who lives near the parental home, and Floyd, who lives at or near Humboldt, Iowa, and four grandchildren, Floyd’s children.
Mr. Russell was a son of Enoch Russell and was born on the site of the home in which he died on Feb. 7, 1860. A brother, Solomon and a sister of tender years, preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at the Entsminger funeral home at 2 o’clock Monday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery. Pallbearers selected are Frank Swigert, Asa Houck, Raymond Browles, Paul Niday, Herman Northup and Howard Broyles.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 10, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Ray William

Infant Dies of Diphtheria
     Ray William Russell, aged seven months, died at the home of its parents in Kanauga Sunday at 4:30 a.m. as a result of diphtheria. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 10: a.m. with burial in the Maddy cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: 4/29/1924 - 12/15/1924; Son of Jess & Ella Montgomery Russell.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 16, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Russell, Raymond Franklin

R. F. Russell Is Claimed Unexpectedly
     Raymond Franklin Russell, 43, Huron, a former resident of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died unexpectedly Sunday at the Sandusky Memorial Hospital. A native of Meigs County, he was born Aug. 22, 1926 to Harold and Ethel Rusthel Russell.
     Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ann Triplett, a son, Johnny Ray, at home, five sisters, Mrs. Raymond Adkins, Mrs. Mike Montgomery, Columbus; Mrs. Charles Clonch, Gahanna; Darlene and Vicky Russell, at home, a brother, Harold of Rt. 2, Bidwell.
     Mr. Russell was a construction worker and a veteran of World War II. Final arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 20, 1970

Services Wednesday
     Funeral Services for Raymond F. Russell, 43, Huron, a former resident of Rt. 1, Bidwell, will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Elmer Geiser officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 21, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Reuben O.

Death of Reuben O. Russell
     Reuben O. Russell, died at one o’clock Friday morning last, November 9, 1894, while on board a Pullman car enroute home, at a point between Albuquerque and Las Vegas, New Mexico. His remains were brought home, reaching Gallipolis at noon, Monday, and the funeral was held at Centenary on Wednesday last, at 1 p.m., the burial following at the Centenary Cemetery. The Odd Fellows, of which Order Mr. Russell was an honored member, met the body at the depot and acted as escort to the undertaking establishment of Messrs. Hayward & Son, and the funeral was under the direction of that Order, the attendance of the brethren from this city being very large. Rev. W. E. I. d’Argent, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, preached the funeral sermon, and the burial was by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Russell was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Buell Russell, of Green Township. Three brothers and two sisters - Randall P., John, Buell L., Rebecca and Leonora - survive him, and together with the aged father and mother, are left desolate by the death of one whom they dearly loved, and whose daily walk, cheerful disposition and manly qualities had endeared him to each one of his acquaintances, all of whom feel deeply the great loss they have sustained.
     Mr. Russell was born on the 9th of December, 1857, and died on the 9th of November, 1894, making him 36 years and 11 months old. Until the latter part of August last, his whole life was spent in Gallia. He was engaged about six years in teaching, but in late years was a stock dealer, in which business he was successful. For many years he was a severe sufferer with rheumatism, and for some time before leaving for the West, he had trouble with his stomach. It is believed that his health was seriously undermined by these two diseases.
     In August last, Mr. Russell was appointed Farmer at the Chemawa (Oregon) Indian Industrial and Training School, and assumed the duties of the position on the 1st of September. He was successful in the performance of his duties, and his services were highly complimented by his superiors. The climate, however, did not agree with him. In letters to the writer of these lines, he referred to growing weakness, the effect of the climate. To such an extent was he affected, that application was made to the Department at Washington for a change of location. This was endorsed by the Supervisor of Indian Schools; and in a strong letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the Supervisor refers to Mr. Russell in the highest terms of commendation. The change would have been made had Mr. Russell lived.
In his last letter, dated October 29, Mr. Russell said he did not think it advisable to wait for the order of transfer, and that he had that morning wired the Department for 30 days’ leave of absence, which he proposed to spend in Southern California, in the hope that the change would benefit him.
     He arrived at Fresno, Cal., on the 2d inst., and was met at the depot by his brother Randall, who resides in that city. He was then very weak, and required assistance to reach the home of his brother. When leaving Chemawa he was accompanied to the train by the entire School - officers, employes and pupils.
     He remained at Fresno until 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, November 7, when, accompanied by his brother, he started via the Southern Pacific Railroad for home. During Wednesday and Thursday he appeared improved, but about 11 o’clock Thursday night there was a change, and at 1 o’clock Friday morning, without a struggle, he quietly passed away.
     At Las Vegas, the body was prepared for burial, and accompanied by his brother, Randall, was brought home. At Kansas City, his brother John joined the mournful cortege. A good man is gone to his eternal reward. We sorrow over the death of one so true, loyal and manly, but the ways of the Divine Master are inscrutable, and we must bow to His will.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, November 17, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Russell, Reuben O.

IN MEMORY-
     Reuben O. Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buell Russell, of this county, was born Dec. 9, 1857; died Nov. 9, 1894, aged 36 years and 11 months. He had been in poor health for some time past, and some months ago received a position in business in Oregon. He went thinking it best for his health, but in the last few days he and his brother, Randall started for home, trying to make home his last resting place. But his sickness grew worse and he died near Las Vegas, New Mexico.
     The record of his life is unmistakable, and leaves us without a shadow of doubt but what he had the blessed assurance as to the abundant entrance into the place Jesus went to prepare. He was jolly and intelligent, always in the best of humor, and one whose amiable qualities and winning ways enabled him to entertain his friends.
     He was known as one of Gallia County’s best citizens, perfectly upright and just in his dealings with his fellow-men. Few men pass to rest with so many friends as Reuben. We do not believe that he had an enemy. In fact, all who knew him liked his genial and social temperament, and were ready at all times to assist him in all his doing.
     But death thrust in his sickle and gathered him home in his icy arms, and smilingly bore him to the gates of Paradise, as he softly sang, “Too pure for earth.”
     To the father and mother, the empty garments will cause many an aching heart, as we remember how often the sunlight of his presence banished the gloom from our home. Brothers and sisters will remember his kind voice and the watch for footsteps will cause unbidden tears to flow. But he has passed through the dark shadow of death into the brightness and beauty of that blissful inheritance held in reserve for the pure in heart.
     An interesting and impressive discourse by Rev. d’Argent was listened to by a large and sympathetic congregation of neighbors and friends. To the stricken parents and sorrowing brothers and sisters we extend our warmest sympathies in their irreparable loss.
His body was laid to rest in Centenary Cemetery, November 14, by Wetherholt. The attendance was large, testifying to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. May the God of all consolation comfort the lonely ones in the home from which he was taken.

My tender parents, kind and dear,
I bid farewell to you;
Though nature feels, and I can find,
“Tis hard to say adieu.

Ye brothers and sisters, me you love,
And love I also feel,
I see your tender passions move,
Your grief you can’t conceal.

Ye friends and kindred love me much,
Ye hold me near your heart;
And still I feel that I can love,
And find it hard to part.
                                                      Ola S. Boster.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, November 24, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Russell, Reuben O.

     In Memory of Reuben O. Russellson of Mr. and Mrs. Buell Russell, of Green Township, Gallia Co., Ohio. He was born Dec. 9, 1857; died Nov. 9, 1894, aged 36 years and 11 months. Three brothers and two sisters---John V. Randall P., Buell L., Rebecca and Lenora---survive him, and together with the aged father and mother are left desolate by the death of one whom they dearly loved. Flowers may bloom and be looked upon by man with admiration and love, but soon they must bow in submission to the sovereign Ruler of nations, who is the Creator of all things that exist.
     It seemeth wise to Him to call from our midst through his reliable agent, Death, the youth as well as the aged, and yet when we see one of His subjects plucked from among us, instanteously, with the bloom of youth adorning the fair face, our hearts are weighed down with grief. We can but reflect upon the social pleasures indulged in, just a few short months gone by, with him that now sleepeth on the other shore, whose ringing laugh has forever ceased to greet the ears of good friends and loving relatives--whose chair is hence forward vacant at the assembling of his associates, and whose smiles are no longer watched with parental fondness by the nearest and dearest of his friends.
     Thou, the mighthy God of all, and consoler of the broken hearted, be to the
grief-stricken parents and friends of this youth, so suddenly called away, a comforter, counselor and constant friend; soothe the temporal wounds of their hearts with Thy Spiritual love, and may we all meet in heaven.

Dearest brother, cherished one,
How we miss thee now at home,
Father, mother, sisters, brothers,
All will mourn thy loss forever.

Now our home is filled with sadness,
And our hearts are full or woe;
As we see thy vacant place
Tears unbidden still will flow.

A gentle voice has called him
Unto his Savior's breast,
And safe within those loving arms
Our precious brother rests.

Father, mother, weep not for him,
Think, oh think, he is ever near,
Watching each of thy footsteps trod,
Nearing, yes, nearing Heaven and God.
Mother, dry thy tears and think
He has passed the water's brink;
Think of him on that bright throne,
Waiting, waiting for thee to come.

Brothers, sisters, weep not nor say,
For every one must sometime die;
Try and meet in thy future home,
Brother, dear, the darling one.

Sickness and pain are felt no more,
Death never enters on that shore.
Who in Jesus not doth sleep,
While watch with him the Angels keep.

So we feel we have not lost him,
Though to us he may not come,
For we'll find him up in heaven
When the angels bear us home.

[Note: Reuben O. Russell is buried in Centenary Cemetery, Green Township, Gallia County.]

Gallipois Bulletin
December 15, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Russell, Reuben Oscar
     
     GALLIPOLIS - Reuben Oscar (Ruby) Russell, 78, a resident of Bloomdale, Ohio, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday at his home in Wood County.
     A retired farmer and trucker, he was born Aug. 12, 1897, in Gallia County, son of the late Buel Leonard Russell and Blanche Niday Russell.
     He was twice married, first to Jennie Reese, who died in 1932 and to Norma Ledbetter who survives.
Also surviving are these children, Rudy C. Russell, Bloomdale; Mrs. Dean (Barbara) Thompson, Defiance; Joe Russell, Patriot and Mrs. Melba Wice, Bloomdale; 18 grand and one great-grandchild; a brother, Hollis B. Russell, Bloomdale and a half-brother, Braden L. Russel, Fostoria, Ohio. One son preceded him in death.
     He was a member of the Patriot Masonic Lodge.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hawks officiating Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 to 7-9 p.m. Monday. Masonic services by the Patriot Lodge will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The Sunday Times - Sentinel
Jan. 11, 1976
Transcribed by J. Farley

Russell, Reuben O. [Ruben O.]

     GALLIPOLIS - Reuben  [Ruben] O. (Ruby) Russell, 78, Bloomdale, Ohio, died Friday afternoon at his residence.  He was born in Gallia County, a son of the late Buell and Blanche Niday [Nida] Russell.  He was a retired self-employed trucker and farmer, and was a member of the Patriot Masonic Lodge 496.
     He is survived by his wife, Norma Ledbetter Russell, three sons, Bradyn, of Fostoria, Rudy of Bloomdale; and Joe of Patriot; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Melba) Wice, Bloomdale and Mrs. Dean (Barbara) Thompson, Defiance; 18 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and a brother, Hollis Russell, Bloomdale.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, a daughter and a sister.
     Services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Hawks, officiating.  Friends may call at the Rippeth-Hare Funeral Home at North Baltimore today from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The body will then be taken to the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis, and friends may call there Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial will be in the Mound [Hill] City Cemetery.  Masonic services by Patriot Lodge 496 will be Monday at 7:30 p.m.

[Note: 8/12/1897 - 1/9/1976]

Athens Sunday Messenger
January 11, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Roy

     Roy Russell, 82, Kanauga, died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center [Nov. 17, 1983]. Born Nov. 7, 1901, in Mason County, son of the late Jess and Margaret Greenlee Russell, he was a retired employee of Marietta Manufacturing Co.
     He married Irene Shiflet, who survives, in 1925. Also surviving are a son, John W. of Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Betty) Bulmer of Gardena, Calif., and Mrs. Cecil (Hilda) Riffle of Gallipolis; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; a brother, Dick of Point Pleasant; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Allen and Mrs. Dessie Holcomb of Point Pleasant, and Essie Lee of Kanauga. He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sons.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Miller’s Home for Funerals in the former Warehime Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. D. Finnicum and the Rev. Carl Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Maddy Cemetery, Georges Creek Road. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 18, 1983
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Russell, Roy Wayne

7 Year Old Succumbs After Three Operations
     Roy Wayne Russell, the seven year old son of Roy and Irene Shiflet Russell, of Kanauga, died Monday evening in the Holzer Hospital. Death ended an illness of two weeks, three operations failing to give the lad relief from complications following an attack of appendicitis.
     He was a bright, manly little fellow, the oldest of the Russell’s four children. Those left besides the grief stricken parents are two sisters, Betty Jo and Hilda Mae, and brother, Jesse.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at Fair Haven M. E. Church at Kanauga, with Rev. Davidson of Cheshire Circuit, officiating. Burial in the Maddy Cemetery by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell.

[Note: Oct. 23, 1926 - July 24, 1933]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 25, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Russell, Rubon A.

     Rubon A. Russell, son of Randle and Martha Russell, was born in Jackson County, Ohio, March 18, 1840 and died at his home in Huntington Township, Gallia County, Ohio, June 16, 1882.
     He was married to Miss Elizabeth Wilcox, daughter of Stephen and Rebecca Wilcox Oct. 1, 1871. They were the parents of three children. An infant daughter passed away July 13, 1872. Cory and Elza, two little boys with their Mother are left to mourn the loss of a kind father and affectionate husband.
     Mr. Russell was an industrious man, having bought one of the best farms in the township; he moved to it in the spring of 1875. He had put in a good state of cultivation, good outbuildings, the farm well stocked and with his interesting little family, his home was a cozy place of rest. But in a moment, sadness filled the hearts of the family and friends. He had put up his horse in the evening of June 14th and trying to make him stand aside in the stall, he received a severe kick in the bowels and had to carried to the house. His sufferings were great until after twelve o'clock of the 16th. inst. he passed away.
     A large audience attended the funeral of one, who was near and dear to them. After improving the sad hour from the words of the Savior: "Therefore by ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.

Gallipolis Journal
June 29, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Russell, Ruby [George]

Death Claims 48 Year Old Gallia Native
     Mrs. Ruby George Russell, 48, wife of Ernest Russell, retired sexton of Mound Hill cemetery, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in Holzer hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. The family home is near Clipper Mills after being at the cemetery for a period of 11 years.
     Mrs. Russell was born in Morgan twp., Sept. 17, 1915, daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha Spires George. Her marriage to Mr. Russell took place in 1931, and he survives.
     There are three sons and two daughters who survive, Mrs. Phillip (Ruby) Edminston, Vinton, Mrs. Harold (Bertha) Stover of Addison, Vernon Russell of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, William Russell of Gallipolis and Paul Russell at home. There are seven grandchildren.
     Other survivors are eight brothers and two sisters, Don George of Marion, Ewing, Allen and Roy George, all of Columbus, Clinton George of Rt. 1 Ewington, Wallie, Turley and Wendell George of Rt. 1 Vinton, Mrs. Larlyn Russell of Rt. 1 Bidwell and Mrs. Glenna Cochran of Rt. 1 Vinton.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. A. D. Malloy of Wellston will officiate. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 29, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Russell, Sadie May

Sad Suicide Of A Respected Young Lady Of Green Township
Shoots Herself Dead With a Revolver
     News received here early this morning of the death of a handsome and highly esteemed young lady by her own hand, and as such news ever does, where the victim is well known and highly connected caused a word of comment, mainly of a sad and regretful nature.
     The victim on this occasion was Miss Sadie Russell, the sixteen-year-old and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Russell living on the Portsmouth road three or four miles from the city, in a nice home and surrounded apparently with all the accessories to make life most happy and desirable. The young lady had a legion of friends of both sexes, was of a happy jovial disposition and what led to the sad act is not known to us at this writing, but she is said to have left a note to her mother explaining all, and which we may be able to procure. Besides her parents who loved her as parents only can an estimable and only daughter, she left two brothers, who will ever feel her loss, one older and one younger than herself. The revolver with which she killed herself belonged to the older brother, the ball of which entered over the left eye and must have proved instantaneous death.
     She had gone to bed with the younger brother, and after the brother went to sleep, arose from her bed, procured the revolver, and went out of doors and stepping off the small front porch gave herself the fatal shot two or three steps from the porch. The family heard the shot and so did some of the neighbors, but thought it was some one passing in the road.
     About 12 o’clock her mother, not being well, called to Sadie to bring her the camphor. Her daughter not answering she arose to get it herself. Seeing the front door open, she thought strange of it and stepped to the door and was horrified to see the body of her daughter lying on the grass. The household, of course, was aroused, neighbors were summoned, and then her father came to town after Undertaker Hayward who went out and arrived at the house about half past one o’clock. Mr. D. A. Barton and wife and perhaps other relatives in town were also notified. Mrs. Barton is an aunt, her mother being Mrs. Barton’s sister.
     The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the burial at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. Further particulars will be given later when obtained.
     A young lady, named Ola Smeltzer, 16 years old, who had been adopted by Uncle Enoch Russell, committed suicide by taking poison in the same house as did Miss Russell. It was eleven years ago in April, and about a love affair. She was a daughter of Chas. Smeltzer.

     In next column: Rev. C. W. Brady, of Syracuse, will not conduct the funeral services of Miss Sadie Russell, whose death is elsewhere mentioned. It will be at Centenary at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, but Brady could not be secured.

[Note: 3/21/1887 - 6/21/1903]

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


Russell, Samuel

Killed by a Falling Tree
     Samuel Russell of Morgan Township, about 25 years of age, was instantly killed by a falling tree near Vinton last Tuesday morning. He leaves a wife and one child.

[Note: Son of William and Lydia Jane Oiler Russell; 1861-Jan. 30, 1894]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 7, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Russell, Samuel

Rites Held Tuesday
     Funeral of Samuel Russell, 82, native of Gallia County, is being held this afternoon at McArthur. He died Sunday at his home in Dundas. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy Dye of Dundas, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Shanks of Chesapeake.

[Note: He is buried in Elk Cemetery, McArthur, Ohio. His spouse was Anna Luella Timms Russell.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 14, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, Solomon

Solomon Russell Green Township Died Last Thursday--Burial Sunday
     As a result of double pneumonia. -----owing an operation for goiter, Solomon Russell prominent farmer and well known resident of Green township, died last Thursday at the Holzer hospital. Mr. Russell had been afflicted with goiter for years and recently had suffered intensely. When he arrived at the hospital he was suffering with a severe cold, and insisted upon an immediate ---ation and owing to his weakened condition pneumonia followed.
     He was 56 years and 12 days old and was born, Dec. 27, 1836. His wife died Nov. 9, 1910 and he is survived by one son, Oscar E. of ---hup and one brother, Randall of Green township.
     The funeral services were held at Centenary church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. McCormick. Burial at the church cemetery under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. of this city, by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, January 15, 1913
Transcribed by Karen Strojin


Russell, Susan [McNeal]

Dies At Infirmary
     Mrs. Susan Russell, aged 73, died at the infirmary Friday morning. Burial at Prospect in Springfield Tp., where she had formerly resided. She was a good old lady, and Supt. Womeldorff says everyone at the Infirmary deeply regrets her death.

[Note: 1837 - 3/15/1910 - Father’s last name was McNeal and burial was by Wetherholt per death cert. - Marriage records show that Susan McNeal married Mahlon Russell on 7/18/1858 in Gallia County]

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


Russell, Thurman

     Thurman H. Russell, 63, son of the late Charles H. and Hannah Frederick Russell, Bidwell, was killed in an automobile accident Friday night in Columbus. A former resident of Gallia County, Mr. Russell resided at 3468 Race St., in Columbus. Mr. Russell was a security guard for Ohio Malleable Iron Works. He was a veteran of World War II.
     Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Janice M. Wilson; son, Harold R. Russell; grandchildren, Steven and Tracie; sister, Lucille Bethel of Columbus; brothers, Dale Russell of Gallipolis, and Charles Russell, of Columbus.
     Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where service will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Interment in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Russell, Warren

Warren Russell Dies In Newark
Funeral Set For 2 Saturday At Bidwell
    
Warren A. Russell, a native and almost lifelong resident of Springfield township, died Tuesday afternoon in a Newark hospital following a stroke. The son of Sylvester and Angeline Bowman Russell, he passed his 73rd birthday last March 8.
     His wife, Alice Shafer Russell, died last May and he had left his home near Bidwell to live with his daughters up in the state. They are Mrs. Evalina McLeish of Newark, Mrs. Minnie Strausbaugh of Hilliards and Mrs. Sylvia Welker of Columbus. He also leaves a brother, Charles Russell at Bidwell and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Farley, Mrs. Margaret Volk, Mrs. Mattie Russell of Columbus and Mrs. Eva Stansbury of Porter.
     The body is at the Coleman funeral home at Bidwell and the last rites will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial will be in Clark Chapel Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 20, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Russell, William

     Mr. William Russell, of Harrison Township, who died Saturday, February 2d, 1884, was a son of Mr. Buell Russell of Green Township, and was thirty-six years old at the time of his death. He was taken ill about two weeks previous with inflammation of the bowels, and grew worse in spite of all that could be done for him. The disease was probably induced by straining, in lifting, though this not certainly known. He was a large, healthy young man, never, we believe having been sick before in his life.
     About four years ago he married Miss Luella Smith, second daughter of J. T. Smith, Esq., of Harrison Township, and sister to the Smith Brothers, the well known grocers. By her he had two children, both girls. He left these and his wife and many other relatives to mourn their loss. Fortunately, he left them in comfortable circumstances. Mr. Russell was a prominent and popular man in his township, and stood high wherever known. His death is greatly regretted by all.      
     He was buried February 4th. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. G.J.E. Richards, of this city, and a large congregation of sympathizing friends were present on the occasion. 

[Note:  Buried in Centenary Cemetery, Green Township, Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 12, 1884
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Russell, William Emmett

OBITUARY
William Emmett Russell
     Passed within the unseen portals on April 20, 1940, William Emmett Russell, son of John G. and Mary Ann (Thompson) Russell, at the age of 81 years, 4 months, 2 days. He was married Aug. 16, 1891 to Sadie E. Boice, who preceeded him in death on April 29, 1912. To them were born two children: Hannah, Mrs. Clyde Harrison, with whom he made his home, and Arthur, who was accidently killed in 1922, in the discharge of his duties as railway fireman in New York, after serving in the World War in France. He leaves, besides his daughter, three grand-children, two great-grandchildren, one aged uncle, Emmet P. Thompson and many relatives and friends who mourn his passing. He was a member of the M. E. church, Masonic lodge and Eastern Star of Cheshire, O., and was conscientiously true to the teachings of each. He was a man of firm christian character and high ideals, thus ministering to these in need spiritually, by the example of the beautiful, clean life he lived each day. He served many as a practical nurse, thus allieviating physical suffering too. But in the last few years, when he has been in failing health, his activities have been limited, although his mental insight and courageous spirit remained to the last.
     He was born in Salem tp., in Meigs county and when he and his sister were quite small his father enlisted in the Civil War and was later taken prisoner and died in Andersonville Prison. The family, with very little of this world's goods, suffered all the anguish and deprivation that could come to the widow and orphans, in that sad period of readjustment of our stricken country. He grew to noble manhood, and filled his place in the community and home with firm convictions for right against wrong.
     While we meet around his casket in grief, we have memories of his kind and noble life and untarnished character, and we are comforted by the example he left us, and we knew the world is a better place because of his having lived in it. In memories' hall, we imagine we can hear the echo of his voice, as he would any:

O merciful Father, we come to Thee in the name of They blessed Son; Bowed by weight of Thy decree, Asking a wayfarer's lot to be Ever with Thee in Eternity, Father, Thy will be done.

Death date: April 20, 1940
No paper or date
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
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Rust (Rusk), Brownie

Brownie Rust [Rusk] Dead
     Brownie Rust, 70, died at the County Infirmary Tuesday evening. Rust, before going to the institution, made his home with S. R. Bing at Addison for many years. A. E Tope Will have charge of the funeral.

[Note: 3/6/1860 - 2/23/1932 72 yrs, 11 mos. 17das. Born in East Virginia, Mother was Nancy Carson. Wife (divorced) Frances (Fanny) Rife Rusk. Buried at Mound Hill Cemetery per death cert. Per findagrave his full name was William Brownlee Rusk. Name was Rusk and not Rust as printed in the newspaper per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 24, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rust, Charles J.

Former Resident Dies Sunday In Middleport
Body of Charles J. Rust Will Be Brought to Gallipolis For Burial
     Charles J. Rust, 76, retired businessman, formerly of this city, died at his home in Middleport Sunday.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. May Rust and two brothers, Henry of Washington and Bebb of Ashtabula.
     Mr. Rust was a member of Glenwood M.E. Church, West Gate Lodge of Masons where he was a thirty second degree [rest of article missing].

[Note: Death Certificate..Charles Rust born July 28, 1853 Parkersburg WV; died Oct. 27, 1929 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 76 years of age. Parents: William Rust (born Louden County, VA) and Evelyn Miller (born VA)]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Oct. 28, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Rust, Eugene

Message Tells Of Eugene Rust Drowning In East
     Eugene Rust, born and reared here, was drowned at Bristol, Pa., where he had been employed in an airplane factory, according to word received this morning by Mrs. J. P. Haskins from Mrs. Rust. Particulars are lacking. The Rusts have lived apart some years, Mrs. Rust being in Pittsburgh. A son, Charles, age about 20, also survives.
     Eugene Rust was a well-known dashing young fellow when he left Gallipolis to become an arr_____ aviator. His last visit here followed the death of his father, Capt. John F. Rust about___ years ago; and most if not for his old friends had lost track of him. His mother, who preceeded Capt. Rust in death, was Jenny Campbell, a native of Swan Creek.
     Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but there is a likelihood the body will be cremated and the ashes sent here for interment. Bristol is in the extreme eastern part of Pennsylvania.

[Note: from 1910 census, Gallia County, Ohio, he was born ca 1896, no record of interment]

Gallipolis newspaper
unknown
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Rust, Jennie [Campbell]

     Mrs. Jennie Campbell Rust, wife of Capt. John F. Rust, well-known captain, passed away at her home on [unreadalbe] Street Saturday morning, aged [unreadable] years.
     Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday morning by Rev. R. O. McClure, interment being made in the Swan Creek Cemetery by undertaker Hayward.
     She had been ill since Monday with the grippe, which developed into an attack of spinal meningitis, from which she failed to rally.
     Mrs. Rust was born at Swan Creek, being a daughter of John and Julia Campbell, both deceased. She is survived by her husband and son Clarence at home, son Lieut. Eugene Rust, of the U. S. Army, a sister, Mis Rust of the U. S. Army, sister Miss Effie Campbell and a brother, William Campbell.
     Mrs. Rust was a noble woman, a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Grace M. E. church of this city. Her death brings sorrow to a wide circle of friends.

[Note: from stone 1864 - 1918]

Gallipolis paper
1918
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Rust, John F.

Capt. John Rust Died Wednesday
Veteran Riverman Buried at Swan Creek on Friday
     Capt. John F. Rust, 74, a native of St. Albans, WV, died at his home in Gallipolis Wednesday, March 7, 1928, after a long illness. The funeral was Friday in Grace M.E. Church by Rev. Beardsley, interment following at Swan Creek.
     He is survived by a son, Capt. Eugene Rust of the Air Service in the U.S. Army and a brother and sister in West Virginia. Mrs. Rust, formerly Miss Jennie Campbell of Swan Creek, died a number of years ago.
     Capt. Rust had been a steamboat captain and pilot on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers for many years.

[Note: Death Certificates shows John Fleece Rust born Oct. 20, 1854 in Lock WV; died March 7, 1928 in Gallipolis at 73 years, 4 months and 17 days of age. His late wife is listed as Janice Campbell. Father: Samuel Rust, Mother: Elizabeth McClanehan]

Gallipolis Paper
March 7, 1928
Transcribed by F.K Brown


Rust, William

Death of William Rust
     Mr. William Rust, a former well known resident of this city, where he conducted a tailoring establishment, died at his home at Middleport, Ohio on Thursday, October 26, 1905. He was born at Winchester, W. Va., in 1827 and was therefore about 78 years of age. Mr. Rust had been in declining health for the past year, but had only been confined to his home for about ten days. His two sons, C. J. Rust, of Akron; and B. S. Rust, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and daughter, Mrs. A. J. Ruchman of Monongah, W. Va., were in attendance during his last illness.
     The funeral services were conducted at his residence on Friday afternoon under the auspices of the lodge of Odd Fellows, after which the remains were brought to Gallipolis for burial. Mr. Rust had resided in Middleport for the past twenty-five years, was a member of the M. E. Church, and a man well liked by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 3, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Rutherford, Ida Mae [Sowards]

Mrs. Rutherford, Life-Long City Resident, Dies
     Mrs. Ida Mae Rutherford, 79, a native and lifelong resident of Gallipolis died in Holzer hospital at 1:30 a.m. Friday. She had been a patient at the hospital for two weeks but had been in declining health for a period of several fonths [sic].
     She was one of three children born to the late George and Mariah Bailey Sowards. Her birth took place on July 24, 1878. She is survived by one brother, Charles Sowards of Huntington.
     Mrs. Rutherford was married to Thomas Rutherford on July 7, 1894, and he preceded her in death in 1949. Ten children were born to that union and the following five survive, Mrs. George (Helen) Roberts of Ironton, Mrs. Hollis (Lucille) Walters and Edgar (Dutch) Rutherford, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Alvin (Edith) Zimmerman of Baltimore, Md., and Robert of Columbia, S. C. Other survivors are ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one step grandson.
     Mrs. Rutherford was of the Baptist faith. Her funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Monday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Vernon Shafer will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 31, 1958
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page


Rutherford, Lucy M.

     Lucy M. Rutherford, 93, 916 N. Russell St., Urbana, Ohio, died Friday morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana.
     Born April 26, 1895 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon and Mary Jane(Young) Spencer. She was a member of the Christian Church in West Virginia.
     She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. S.S. (Velma) Davis,Thelma Rutherford and Mrs. Londia (Alulu Mae) Vanhoose, all of Urbana, and Mrs. Maybelle Berry of Westville, Ohio; two sons, Charles Rutherford of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and John S.Rutherford of West Liberty, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Alberta Jarvis of Vinton.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe, in July 1969; one daughter, Mary Eleanor Ganson; two sons, Walter Clarence Rutherford and Roscoe Cecil Rutherford, Jr.
     Services will be Sunday, 6 p.m. at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. The Rev. Ray Kaffenbarger will officiate. Burial will be at the Wright Cemetery, near Langsville, Ohio. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Wright Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 13, 1988
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Rutt, Clarence W.

     GALLIPOLIS - Clarence Wyman Rutt, 76, a resident of Rt. 2, Patriot (Cadmus community) died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Mr. Rutt had been in failing health the past 10 years.
He was a retired state employee and former school bus driver and custodian in the Cadmus school system.
     Mr. Rutt was born April 23, 1903 in Cadmus, son of the late William Henry and Stella Lloyd Rutt.
He married Mildred Ross on Sept. 17, 1927, in Oak Hill. She survives, along with one son; James D. Rutt, Rt. 2, Patriot; one sister; Mrs. Melvin (Bertina) Smeltzer, Gallipolis; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. James Rainey officiating.
     Burial will follow in Olive Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

[Died April 19, 1980]

Gallipolis paper
April 1980
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Rutt, Otto

Otto Rutt, 58, Dies At Home In Walnut Township
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 [o'clock] Friday At Olive M.E. Church
     Otto Rutt, aged 58, died at 12:20 this morning at his home beyond Cadmus on German Ridge. He had been ill six weeks but in poor health much longer. His death resulted from a stroke occurring two or three days ago.
     Mr. Rutt was born and spent his life in Walnut Township. He was the son of the late August and Rachel Ahlborn Rutt, natives of Germany. Next April 19 would have been his 58th. birthday.
In 1905, he married Nora Canterbury. She and two children Marvin and Ethel, both at home, survive. Also surviving are these two brothers and a sister, Herman and Gus Rutt and Mrs. Emma Wood, all of the Cadmus neighborhood.
     Mr. Rutt was a member of Olive M.E. Church and the Cadmus Grange and was a useful and respected citizen. Funeral services will be held at Olive Church at 2 o'clock Friday. Interment there by J.L. Coleman.

[Note: Death Certificate..born April 19, 1880; died March 2, 1938; aged 57 years 10 months and 11 days. Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage]

Gallipolis Paper
March, 1938
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown