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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

Safford, Calvin A.  “Callie”

Callie Safford Dies At Home Sunday Evening
Scion of Pioneer Stock—Funeral At 2:30 Wednesday
     Calvin A. Safford—always known as “Callie” Safford—died at 5:30 Sunday evening at his home at 215 Third Avenue. He had had an extended illness and had been frail for years prior to his illness. Mr. Safford was in his 77th year, having been born June 9, 1867, in Green Twp. on a farm owned now by his second cousin, A. C. Safford, near the old Safford School house.
     Most of his years were spent in Gallipolis. More than a generation ago he worked in local furniture factories and for a period of some years was located in Illinois. He was a direct descendant of Robert Safford, noted pioneer, who felled the first tree on the site of Gallipolis. Callie’s parents were John and Ellen Safford.
     Mr. Safford is survived by his wife, Ida Safford, a son, Delbert, in the armed service at Depew, N. Y., who visited his father last week; grandson, Delbert, Jr., a stepson, Charles Hanninger, city mail carrier, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Garten of Charleston, and Mrs. Clara Thevenin of Addison.
     He was a member of the First Baptist Church and of Jr. Order of American Mechanics.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at the Entsminger chapel with interment in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 23, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Safford, Catharine

     DIED - In Green township, Sept. 30th, Mrs. Safford, wife of Col. Robert Safford. Mrs. Safford, with her husband, was among the first settlers of this place, Obituary next week.

Gallipolis Journal - October 7, 1852
     DIED - In Green Township, near Gallipolis, Sept. 28th, Mrs. Catharine Safford, wife of Col. Robert Safford, aged 84 years, 5 months and 4 days.
     For nearly four years she had been confined to her bed by a disease peculiarly painful and distressing; and for about three years previous to her death, she had been afflicted with a total loss of her eyesight. During the whole of her painful and protracted illness, she manifested remarkable patience and Christian submission to the will of her heavenly father. She expressed a deep sense of the infinite odiousness and abominable nature of sin, and a strong confidence in the merit and righteousness of the Savior and in the mercy of God to sinners through him, as the only Mediator and Redeemer of lost men. The character of Christ, and the blessed glorious state of believers in Heaven, purchased for them by his sufferings and death, seemed to occupy much of her thoughts during her waking moments, and she expressed unhesitatingly her willingness cheerfully to obey the summons of death whenever it might come.
     And when at length, the trying moment arrived to bid farewell to earthly friends and all the scenes of time, and to take her departure to the unseen, unknown world of Spirits, she quietly fell asleep in the arms of her Savior, to await, with all the redeemed, the blissful morning of the glorious resurrection. Her last words, uttered just before she ceased to breathe, were, “My blessed Savior, come and take me,” and when the power of speech was gone, she continued, even to her last breath, by signs that could not be misunderstood, to respond to the inquiries of watching friends, assuring them of her unshaken confidence in her Redeemer, and of her triumphant victory over the king of terrors.
    The peaceful manner and cheering circumstances of her death have afforded inexpressible consolation to her aged and bereaved partner, and the mourning members of her numerous family.
The descendants of Mrs. Safford are 8 children, 45 grandchildren, and 44 great- grandchildren; in all 97.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 28, 1852
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Safford, David Robert

Safford Rites Held Thursday
     Final rites for David Robert Safford were held at the Jerry Spears Funeral home in Columbus Thursday, and burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     David Safford, 77, died in San Diego, on April 30, 1954 and his body was flown back to Columbus. The services were delayed pending word from a son with the army in France.
The deceased was the last of a family of 11 children. He was born in Gallipolis on Sept. 29, 1866, the son of Lewis M. and Joanna Spicer Safford. He was a great grandson of Col. Robert Safford who felled the first tree on the site of Gallipolis.
     His late wife was the former Maxine Heft of Logan. She died in 1935.
Of 11 children born of the union, five survive. They are Mrs. Ruth Cardwell of Columbus, Carl of Wichita, Kan., Dwight of San Diego, Calif., David of Price, Utah and William with the army in France. A niece, Mrs. Bertis Halley, Gallipolis, attended the last rites.
     Safford spent most of his active years in Columbus where he was employed as shop worker by the Pennsylvania railway. While he was resident in that city, he joined the St. Clair Presbyterian Church and held membership in a number of railway organizations.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 8, 1954
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Safford, Doris I.          

     GALLIPOLIS - Doris I. Safford, 80, of Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998. Born February 5, 1918 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of Floyd W. Irion and Pearl North Irion.
     There were seven children born to this union; Floyd, Cecil, Max and Eulalia preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters in Gallipolis, Vivian L. Richards and Faye M. Murphy. There are four children; Toni (Bob) Sprinkel of Dayton, Jim (Gail) Miller of Columbus, Martin (Windy) Miller of Atlanta, Georgia, and Robert (Patricia) Miller of Sarasota, Florida.
There are eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.
     Doris was married to Robert Harold Safford, who preceded her in death in 1989. Robert H. Safford was a descendant of Colonel Robert Safford, who assisted the French 500 in settling Gallipolis. Doris and her husband retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton., and moved to Sarasota to spend their remaining years. Doris' services were held at Sarasota.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 5, 1998
Transcribed by J. Farley

Safford, Elizabeth

     Mrs. Elizabeth Safford, relic of the late Chellis Safford, and mother of Dr. J. R. Safford, of this city, died at her home last Thursday, at 2 p. m. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. John W. McCormick, at Centenary, on Friday, at 2 p. m.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, July 11, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Safford, Elizabeth

Mrs. Safford Rites Tuesday
     Mrs. Elizabeth Safford, 92, died Saturday afternoon at her home, 414 Third Ave. She had been in declining health for several years and her condition became serious two weeks ago.
     Mrs. Safford was a lifelong resident of Gallipolis and her birth on Aug. 29, 1866, was at the family home on Lower Third Ave. She was the daughter of Louis and Margaret Ratliff Muenz. She was one of 12 children born in the family and only one survives, John Muenz, who made his home with his sister.
     She was married to the late Dr. J. R. Safford, long a Gallipolis dentist, and a veteran of the Civil War. He preceded her in death in 1919. Other survivors are several nieces, Misses Florence and Margaret Walker, Mrs. Joe Moch and Mrs. Thomas Butterfield, all of Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Safford was a member of St. Louis Catholic church. Rosary will be recited at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home at 7:30 p.m. today. Requiem High Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic church with Rev. Adolph Golubiewski celebrant. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 13, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page

Safford, Emma

     The serious illness of Miss Emma Safford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Squire Lew Safford, mentioned in the Tuesday's Tribune, terminated in death in the morning of the same day with peritonitis. The deceased was about 26 years of age and had been making her home for a long time with her sister, Mrs. Barden, of Columbus, coming down here on a visit four or five weeks ago and taking ill about two weeks since. She was a good young lady, dearly beloved by all who knew her, and her death is a sad blow to her parents, brothers and sisters, one sister, Miss Olie, being very ill at this time with malarial fever. She left five sisters and three brothers.

[Note: Emma is buried in Centenary Cemetery in Green Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 18, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Safford, Geo. H.

     Died, on Tuesday morning last, after a lingering illness, Geo. H. Safford, aged about 30 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 11, 1854

     George House Safford, son of John H. and N. Safford, was born October 20, 1823, and died on the 9th of May at the residence of his father in this place. His disease was Scrofulous Consumption, of nearly three years standing. His general health for the last eight or nine years, has been at times feeble. He is said to have been honest and upright; tender and loving to the family; read the scriptures, and was fully convinced of their superiority. He manifested much patience and resignation during his afflictions, and strove to feel himself prepared for death. He seemed to view the end at hand with much composure and "could see his way through." And added that he was ready at any time.
     The rupture of a blood vessel almost instantly terminated his life. The following from the pen of his physician, Dr. Morgan, will be read with interest. "It is a hard thing to die at any time and under any circumstances; but especially so just as all the faculties are matured, the moral perceptions developed, and all the sympathies and sensibilities have fitted us for the enjoyments of life; and under such circumstances, and at such an age, very few can contemplate death with firmness and composure.
     The subject of this notice had for months and even years, regarded life as extremely uncertain, and at least three years ago, had made up his mind that length of days for him on earth, and yet he was never known to despond, but looked steadily forward, calculating the chances of life and death with uncommon steadiness and composure.---Three weeks before his death, he told his friends out of the family 'that he had given up all hope of recovery, or even any amendment in his case,' and yet so little change did it produce on his spirits or his appearance that the family did not know that he arrived at such conclusion.  

The Gallipolis Journal
June 8, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page

Safford, Gorden R.

     Gorden R. Saffird, 85, son of the late D. W. and Emma U. Safford, died 9:15 p.m. Monday in Huntington, where he had been living since he left Gallipolis 40 years ago.
     Born July 28, 1877, in Green Twp., Safford spent his early life on the farm and was later employed in the Gallipolis Furniture Co. as a wood carver. Upon leaving Gallipolis he worked for the West Virginia Steel Corp.
     Safford is survived by his widow, the former Miss Asa Brothers, seven children, and numerous grandchildren. All his children live in Huntington, except one son, who resides in Michigan. One sister, Mrs. E. R. Wallace, and one brother, W. C. Safford, survive in Gallipolis.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Beard-Fisher Funeral Home, 3001 Third Avenue, Huntington, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Newspaper clipping found in the Simmerman files, McDaniel file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Safford, Irene

     Mrs. Irene Safford, wife of John Safford, died at her home near Centenary Monday morning, Dec. 12, 1904, aged about 62 years. She was a daughter of Mr. James Irion and was the mother of one child, Mrs. Clara Thevenin. Besides her husband she leaves one sister, Mrs. Morris Gass, of Joliet, Ill., and brothers William and Henry. She was a member of the M. E. Church and a good woman and many friends and relatives will mourn her death. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. W. Smith, interment following at Centenary by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 16, 1904
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                 Top of Page

Safford, Joanna

     Mrs. Joanna Safford of Porter, wife of L. M. Safford, died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nola Butcher of Springfield tp., near Bidwell. The funeral will be held at the Butcher home Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial at Centenary cemetery. Undertaker Kerr Butler in charge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 13, 1920
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Safford, John

     John Safford died at his home near Centenary Wednesday at 10:30 o’clock after an illness of almost six years with dropsy and infirmities incident to his advanced age.
     Mr. Safford was born in Green Tp. and was 76 years old. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Laura Craig, of Charleston, Edward Safford at home, Callie Safford, living in this city, children by his first wife, and Mrs. Clara Theviner, a daughter by his last wife, who was Miss Irene Irion, and sister, Mrs. Martha Rose and Mary at home, and brothers, Dr. J. R. Safford and Frank Safford.
     Funeral will be held at Centenary Church at 7:30 o’clock Standard time. Interment by Hayward & Son.

[Note: John Warner Safford April 16, 1829 - Nov. 6, 1907]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 8, 1907
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner

Safford, Lewis Menager

Death of Mr. Safford
     Mr. Lewis Safford, generally known as “Squire Safford,” has departed this life after a long and tedious siege of suffering. We have but few particulars, but will be able to give further details tomorrow. He was a harmless inoffensive citizen utterly without enemies and liked by everyone. He was a descendant of Col. Robert Safford who cut down the first tree for the site of this city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 12, 1908

Death of Mr. Safford
     The funeral service of Mr. Lewis Menager Safford, whose death was briefly mentioned yesterday, will be conducted at his late home in Green township at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 13, 1908, by Rev. Mr. Sheets, the interment following at Centenary by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. Safford had been ill for more than a year with a general breaking down of health. He was a son of the late Robert and Almira Safford and was born August 22, 1831. He was a farmer by occupation, but had been a Justice of the Peace for a number of years and was, at the time of his death, still serving in that capacity. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Smith of Proctorville, the only one of his parent’s family left.
     He was married in 1857 to Miss Jane Spicer and by whom he became the father of eleven children, seven as follows surviving him with his wife; Mrs. Elizabeth Day, Mrs. Mattie Kerr, Mrs. C. R. Brown, Mrs. Lena Borden and David R. of Columbus, Charles of Winona, W.Va., and Miss Lola at home.
He belonged to the Methodist Church for more than fifty years, but became a member of the Baptist Church of Mina Chapel.
     He was a good kindly dispositioned man, well liked by all who knew him, and was with his good wife, devoted to their family and they were all devoted to him, and friends and neighbors generally united in sympathy for them. Nearly, if not all of them, will be here at the last sad services that they can render.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 13, 1908
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                  Top of Page

Safford, Mary Catherine

Death Of Miss Mary C. Safford

     Miss Mary Catherine Safford making her home with her brother, Dr. J.R. Safford, at No. 414 Third Avenue, passed away Sunday morning, April 9, 1911. The funeral services will be at Dr. Safford's residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. John W. McCormick, the interment by Hayward following in Mound Hill Cemetery on Dr. Safford's lot.
     Miss Safford is survived by brothers, Frank, Dr. Safford and sister, Martha, wife of Mr. C.G. Rose. Miss Safford was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Chellis Safford, who died 23 years ago within a month of each other. She was a dutiful, amiable and sweet dispositioned child, became a member of the Methodist Church and grew into womanhood beloved by all who knew her.
     She remained on the farm where born, awhile, after the death of her parents, with Frank, her brother, when the farm was rented and she, then, sixteen years ago, broken down with nervous prostration, came to the city to make her home with her brother, the doctor.
     In all these years she had been an invalid, unable at anytime to perform only the lightest duties, yet bearing her lot with fortitute and patience, regarding it as fortunate that she had a brother by her side attentive to her slightest comforts and necessities and being cheerful and uncomplaining.
     Miss Safford was nearly 79 years of age and had received the promise and more of allotted life to those who die in the Lord and yet her death brings sorrow to those who were happy in her acquaintance.
     The pallbearers will be Messrs. A.C. Safford, John Maguet, Gordon Safford and Calla Safford.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born May 27, 1832; died April 9 1911; aged 79 years. Mother: Elizabeth Waddell]

Gallipols Daily Tribune
April 10, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Safford, Navola [Lowe]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Navola Safford, 79, of 524 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center where she had been a patient for one month.
     Born in Olive Hill, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rebecca Mauk Lowe. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the WSCS. 
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Safford, one daughter, Kathleen, four brothers and one sister. Survivors include three sons, Robert H. Safford, Dayton, William C. Safford, Madison, Ind., and Lonnie C. Safford, Endwell, N. Y., one brother, Charles Lowe, Ironton; two sisters, Mrs. I. N. (Katrina) Rhinehart, New Market, Va., Mrs. Elmer (Ida Mae) Callahan, Olive Hill, Ky., nine grandchildren.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bauders officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers the family requests friends to contribute to the Heart Fund.

Sunday Athens Messenger
February 15, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Safford, Col. Robert

     The oldest citizen, probably in Gallia County, died at his residence near Gallipolis on last Sunday. We allude to Col. Robert Safford. He was in his 97th year, yet in full possession of his mental faculties. He cut the first stick of timber then growing on the present site of Gallipolis.
     He has gone to the tomb, honored and respected for his noble qualities and virtues. He served his country in the War of 1812, and took an active part in the Indian wars on our frontier in the earlier days of the Republic. In the progress of the present rebellion, he took a warm interest.
     He knew the value of the Government, and the cost at which it was constructed. He died as he lived, a devoted lover of his country. Peace to his ashes.

Gallipolis Journal
July 30, 1863
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                  Top of Page

Safford, Robert III

     Died at Charleston, Kanawha county, Virginia, on the 23d of July, Mr. Robert Safford 3d, musician in the 4th Virginia Regiment, in the 24th year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 21, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Safford, Thomas Cameron

     Thomas Cameron Safford, aged 35 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Safford of Green township, died at the residence of his parents at 8:25 Thursday morning after an illness of nine days with meningitis. He was a stone mason by occupation.
     He leaves two brothers, Charles E., of Winona, W.Va., and David R., of Columbus. Also four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Day, Mrs. Charles Brown and Mrs. Lena Bardon of Columbus, and Miss Nola at home.
     The funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. E. L. Sheets and burial followed at Centenary by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. Safford served three years as constable of Green township; was a member of Company C.O.N.G., and served with the Company in the Spanish American War. He was well liked by his associates and friends.
     The family will have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of bereavement.

[Note: Born Jan. 29, 1871 - Died Oct. 12, 1905]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                  Top of Page 

Salisbury, Sherman H.

S. H. Salisbury Dies Saturday
     Sherman H. Salisbury, 79, died at his home in Perry twp., at 7 p.m. Saturday. He had been in poor health for a period of four years, having lost one of his legs at the knee in 1953 and the other in a similar manner in 1954.
     Mr. Salisbury was a native of West Virginia, but had been a resident of Gallia county since 1933, when he purchased the Doc Shelton farm on Rt. 141. He was born in Clay county, W. Va., on Oct. 12, 1875, the son of the late Jackson and Luanna Johnson Salisbury. He was one of 12 children and three brothers, Jackson, Ben and Owen, all of West Virginia, survive.
     He was married to Alma Evans, a native of West Virginia, in 1915 and she survives along with nine children, Mrs. Inez Corbin, Mrs. Lois Green, both of Gallipolis, Warren of Gallia, Vernon of Detroit, Noah of Croton, W. Va., Mrs. Ruby Blankenship and Harold of Columbus, Sherman in the Navy, and Alden at home. There are 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
     Mr. Salisbury was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and services will be held there for him at 1 p.m., Tuesday, with Rev. Earl Cremeans officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery under the direction of the Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after 6 p.m., Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 18, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saltsman, Mary Jane [Westfall]

Mary Jane Saltsman
    "Blessed is that servant whom his Lord when he cometh shall find watching."
     Mary Jane Saltsman, whose maiden name was Westfall, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, June 1, 1829 and died in Bladensburg, Gallia Co., Sept. 21, 1886. Her girlhood and early days of womanhood were spent in Jefferson County and here in 1849 she was married to William Hales. To this union was given one won, Willie Hales, who still resides near the old home. Three years after the death of Mr. Hales, which occurred in 1855, she was married to Andrew J. Saltsman, who, with two daughters, Mattie and Emma, deeply mourn the loss of a faithful wife and a tender, loving mother.
     At the age of eighteen, she was converted and united with the M.E. Church, of which she remained a worthy member through all the vicssitudes of life. In her last sickness, which was severe and protracted, she exhibited fortitude, patience and strength of mind rarely witnessed. She seemed to have premonition that this life was near its close and frequently expressed a longing desire to depart and be with Christ. To one and then another of the friends that tenderly ministered to her, she spoke of her hope and of the home that awaited her. At one time she said "O, I long for my Redeemer to come and take me home.". In answer to her husband's question "Are you fully satisfied and willing to go?" she answered " O, yes, I am fully satisfied. There is nothing in my way."
     She made every possible arrangement for the welfare of her family, gave minute directions concerning her burial and begged her friends not to weep or mourn for her, as she was only going home. At last her prayer was answered. Her Saviour came and took her to Himself. The busy hands of wife and mother be quiet and still; the lips that testified for Christ and spoke loving, encouraging words, to all about her, are forever closed on earth--the loving spirit has gone with the wooing angels to enjoy the sweet fellowships of Heaven. We can but rejoice, even in the midst of our tears. To us who know God, death is but the gateway into a better life.

"How sweetly wanes the Christian's sun!
Just like the summer monarch set;
In cloudless skies the journey done,
To rise in brighter regions yet."

     The stricken family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Sister Saltsman had many warm friends. But she is not lost --only outstripped us in the race and reached the city of jasper walls, where "they need no candle, neither the light of the sun for the Lord God giveth them light and they shall reign forever and ever."
     In compliance with her last request her body was interred in Bethel Graveyard. In the green pines that overshadow her grave me-thinks the evening zephyrs will delight to chant their sweetest requiem and the wild birds warble their tenderest songs of love. While her memory is enshrined in our hearts, may we emulate her example of holy living.
                                                                   M. Marshall

Gallipolis Paper
[Sept. 21, 1886]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Samples, Vada [Brannon]

     Mrs. Vada Brannon Samples, 67 former Gallipolis resident, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Westminister, Calif. where she had lived for the past nine years.
     She was born in Calhoun Co., W.Va., a daughter of the late Martha Lambert Brannon and U.Grant Brannon. Her husband, Homer Samples, died in 1931. She was a member of the Brick Baptist Church in Springfield Township.
     She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Westfall of Columbus, Mrs. Kathryn Newlun of Columbus, Mrs. Phyllis Taylor of Gallipolis, Mrs. Mabel Nichols of California and Mrs. Louise Crane of Covington, Ky. She is also survived by five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Vera Rice of Columbus; three brothers, Homer of Rio Grande, Riley of Akron and Howard of Gallipolis. A brother, Russell, died in 1926.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home in Gallipolis.

Athens Messenger
Dec. 18, 1967
Contributed by Joyce Robinson

Samples, Vada

Name Pallbearers
     Pallbearers for the funeral of Mrs. Vada Samples, whose funeral is 11 a.m., Thursday at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home in Gallipolis, was announced today. They are Robert Rice, James Brannon, Ed Newlun, James Bush, Ode Parsons and W. Minnenhouse. Rev. J. C. Chapman will conduct services. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 20, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sampson, Cumi [Cremeens]

Death of Mrs. Thos. Sampson
     Mrs. Thomas Sampson died at the home of her son, J.W.Warden near Mills Station Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1923, at the age of 74 years. She leaves her husband Thomas Sampson and two children by a former marriage, J.W. Warden of Mill Staton and Mrs. Lillie Wallace of Glenwood, W.Va. Funeral services at Glenwood M.E. church by Rev. Holley. Burial in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Buried in Glenwood, W. Va.; her husband is buried in Mercerville Cemetery in Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 18, 1923
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Samuel, Daniel Rees

     Daniel Rees Samuel, son of Daniel and Ann Samuel, was born May 7, 1889, at Cora, Gallia County, Ohio, and died February. 19, 1929, at Columbus, Ohio, aged 39 years, 9 months and 12 days. He was married on November 29, 1916, to Nettie Jones, daughter of Rees and Della Jones of Cora.
     At the age of 12 years Rees was received into full membership of Nebo church, where he remained a faithful member until after his marriage, when he transferred his membership to Old Pine church in Gallia County and in this church he maintained his membership up until the time of his death. His life was an open book for all to read.
     The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Samuel, his mother, Mrs. Ann Samuel, of Jackson, Ohio, one brother, John E. Samuel of Columbus, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. David E. Davis and Mrs. George D. Wood of Jackson, his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rees Jones of Cora, sister-in-law, Mrs. Hayden Wood of Cora. His father, Daniel Samuel, preceded him in death in June, 1920.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Samuels, Samuel

Samuels Services Held AT Tyn Rhos Today
     Funeral services for Samuel Samuels, who died Saturday, were held this afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Tyn Rhos church, near where Mr. Samuels had spent most of his life. Prof. C. O. Clarke, of Rio Grande, preached the funeral sermon and burial was in the nearby cemetery by Davis & Thomas of Thurman. Mr. Samuels, who was widely known and a highly respected and upstanding citizen, was sixty-eight years old. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Edwards Samuels, a son, Albert and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Jenkins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 24, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Samuels, Reese E.

Reese E. Samuels Killed in Columbus
Automobile Stalled on Crossing
Fast Train His Machine
     Mrs. George E. Wood, of Camba received word Tuesday afternoon that her brother, Reese E. Samuels was instantly killed shortly after noon at a grade crossing in Columbus No particulars were given except that the automobile stuck on a crossing and the machine was stuck by a fast moving train.
     He was a salesman for the Baldwin Realty Co. and he had a prospective customer in the automobile with him and both were killed outright, both dreadfully mangled. The body was first taken by the Fisher undertaking firm to await identification but as soon as his identity became known, Harvey Davis, formerly of Thurman of the undertaking firm of Shaw & Davis took the body, he being a warm personal friend to Mr. Samuels. He is preparing for the burial but no plans have yet been announced.
     Mr. Samuels was a son of Mrs. Ann Samuels, who lives with her daughter Mrs. David E. Davis, on the Oak Hill pike. He lived in this county until about five years ago when he went to Columbus. He was 40 years of age and married a Miss Jones from Cora who survives him. He had no children. He was a brother to Mrs. George E. Wood, Mrs. David E. Thomas, of this county. Mrs. Wood and her mother left Tuesday afternoon for Columbus.
     It is a remarkable coincident that Oscar Callahan, of Winchester worked for the same company and was killed a few years ago in a very similar manner, possibly at the same crossing, although it is not known where this accident occurred. Mr. Samuels was a very fine young man and his relatives here are the cream of Jackson county citizenship in every way. The name of the man killed at the same time is unknown.

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Sanders, Ermal Irene [Kerns]

     Mrs. Ermal Irene Sanders, 56, of 225 Third Avenue, Gallipolis, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Holzer Medical Center. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 2nd and in failing health for the last two years. She was born April 12, 1917, in Gallipolis, daughter of Fred Kerns, who survives and the late Frankie Price Kerns.
     Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband, Cal Sanders, whom she married April 7, 1934, in Point Pleasant. One daughter, Mrs. John (Daphne) Phillips, Toronto, Ohio, survives. Three grandchildren survive. One sister, Mrs. Mildred Filinger, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, survives. She spent all her life in Gallia County.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 6-9 o'clock this evening. Pallbearers will be Gil Price, Freddie Fillinger, Ruben Johnson, Dale A. Sanders, Jim Craft, Ronnie Skeens and Paul Pullins.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 13, 1973
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Sanders, Mildred E. [Barcus]

     OBITUARY - Mildren E. (Barcus) Sanders, 69, of 38 Vinton Ave., Gallipolis, died Thursday morning at the Holzer Medical Center.
     She was born in Gallia County on Nov. 9, 1915 to the late James Robert Barcus and Clara (Lanthorn) Barcus, and was married to the late Brady R. Sanders. She was preceded in death by three brothers (Harold, Harry and Homer Barcus), two sisters (Golda Hutchinson and Nola Spurlock) and one granddaughter.
     She is survived by three children: Ray R. Sanders, Columbus; Nina S. Jeffers, Gallipolis; and Kenneth R. Sanders, Gallipolis. Also surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Frank (Norma) James and Mrs. Divers (Emagene) Dray. Four grandchildren (Richard and Michael Sanders and Aaron and Ellen Jeffers) and three great-grandchildren also survive.
     She was an employee of the Gallipolis Developmental Center, and she was a faithful member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church on Teens Run Road where funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday with Pastor Richard Unroe officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Barcus, Marlin James, Charles Barcus, Junior Criner, Earl Spurlock and Nelson Dray.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, she died October 31, 1985]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. October 31, 1985
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sanders, Nancy Mae

5-Year-Old Girl Died From Burns
     Nancy Mae Sanders, 5, daughter of Staff Sgt. Ray R. and Martha McElroy Sanders, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Brooks Army General Hospital in San Antonio, Tex. Her death was the result of burns she received in an accident at South Charleston on March 20, and she was a patient in Thomas Memorial hospital until the last week.
     The young girl was born on April 22, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. In addition to the parents, she is survived by two brothers, Ray Richard 9 and Michael Roger 7. The surviving grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Brady Sanders of Rt. 2 Crown City and Mrs. Bradie McElroy of Albuquerque, New Mex.
     The child was a member of the Baptist church. The body is being flown in an Army plane to Charleston and will be brought to the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Times
Monday April 16, 1962
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sanders, Raymond

     Raymond Sanders son of C.G. and Elija Elliot Sanders was born in Sandersville, Ohio, on December 21, 1903, and departed this life at the Holzer Hospital on May 20.
     Shortly after his twentieth birthday, Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served continuously in the Service of his country until ----uary 15, 1946, when he was given a transfer to the fleet re----- and released to inactive duty -during the last war. Raymond saw --- of his action in the Pacific theatre, in October 1942 he participated in the battle of the Solman Islands that did much to stop the advance of the Japanese forces, it seems strange that he could be in ---- hazard for so long and then return to his home country for the event that was to end his life.
     --ch an accident occurred at Gallipolis on May 10, his condition was announced critical from the very beginning but as he lingered from day to day hopes grew for his recovery. Saturday night he talked with the family and was in fine spirits but Monday night he took a sudden turn for the worse and never regained consciousness again. ----a strange way of events but the accident occurred on his brother Edgar's birthday, and death occurred on his sister's birthday, Mrs. Barlow.
     Raymond never married but is survived by four brothers, Edgar of ----erville and Arnold, Forrest, ----en of Crown City, Ohio and three sisters, Mrs. Evans Sanders, Mrs. Farry Felinger of Crown City, Mrs. Stanley Barlow of Springfield.
     The father also survives but the mother preceded her son in death on the 19th of September last ----. ---- who knew the heat of battle ----the wolves of a restless sea ---- been called for further duty, ----s sailed under secret orders for a rendezvous with the Supreme Commander of Heaven and earth, ----- his next assignment will be we do not know. We have stood at ----port and watch him go and ---- though we do not know the situation we are confident that his ship has a pilot. A chartered ----e and a harbor in view. So wave goodbye. Linger for a ----longing look and turn again ----ly to our own assignment ---- until our own names are called to report to our Maker.

[Note from Death Certificate - Buried Sandersville Cemetery, Lawrence Co. - B.21 Dec. 1903 and D. 21 May 1947]

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

Sanders, Ricky Dean

Rites Held Monday for Sanders' Infant
     Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m., at Siloam Church for Rickie Dean Sanders, 5 month old son of Harry Lee and Dorothy Church Sanders, who died at the family home 2763 Sixth Street, Columbus, Saturday afternoon.
     The child died very suddenly and in addition to the parents, is survived by a sister, Kathy Lee Sanders, 17 months. Paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Lowen Sanders of Crown City and maternal grandparents are Murry Church and Mrs. Audrey Jollif.  M.J. Clary of Crown City and Mrs. Ed Church of Gallipolis are surviving great grandparents. Burial took place in Sandersville Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 7, 1956
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Sando, Louise Gardner
     GALLIPOLIS - Louise G. Gardner Sando, 83, Ewing Avenue, South Bend, Ind., formerly of River Park, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 in Hospice House, South Bend. Born May 14, 1918, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Capt. Sylan and Caroline Handley Gardner,she had resided in South Bend since 1946 after coming from Jackson, Mich.
     She was a Gallia Academy High School graduate, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, past president of the John F. Nuner School PTA and was a Camp Fire leader.
     She was also preceded in death on Dec. 7, 1993, by her husband, Amos L. Sando, whom she married July 23, 1938, in Kentucky. Surviving are a daughter, Violet Nace of South Bend; a son, Nelson H. Sando of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Avalon Roush of Gallipolis, and Jane Lanier of Berea, Ky.; and a brother, Sylvan H. Gardner of Gallipolis.
     Services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Hickey Funeral Home, South Bend. Entombment followed at Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to Hospice of St. Joseph County, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, Ind. 44637.

Gallipolis Tribune
Mar. 24, 2002
Transcribed by J. Farley

Sanns, Anna E. [Heberd]

The Passing of Mrs. Sanns
An Aged and Esteemed Resident of This City Succombs to Pneumonia
     Mrs. Anna K. Sanns died at six o'clock Sunday evening, February 12th 1911, at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Maggie Sanns, 240 First avenue, this city. She had been suffering some ten days or two weeks with a severe cold and cough which developed into pneumonia on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and terminated in her death Sunday evening. Her passing away was attended by perfect quiet, comfort and peace. Two brothers, James E. Hebard, of Gallipolis, and Buell Hebard, of Chicago Ill., remain of her immediate family, together with her grand-children, Wayne and Louise Sanns.
     Mrs. Sanns was the only daughter of Dr. James H. and Maria Buell Hebard and was born at Adelphia, Ross county, Ohio, February 28th, 1834. On the 23rd day of February, 1852, she was married to Peter A. Sanns who died Sunday, Dec. 24, 1891. Two children were born to them Francis (who died March 23rd, 1863) and James H. (who died April 23rd, 1894.)  
     The elderly portion of our community particularly will regret the death of Mrs. Sanns. She belonged to one of our oldest and most esteemed families as did her husband Mr. P.A. Sanns, who was a prominent and infuential business man in his day. Her father was a prominent physician. Her brother, the late David B. Hebard was a prominent Attorney and Judge upon the bench. Another brother, fortunately with her in her last illness, was formerly connected with the Gallipolis Bulletin, but for many years a postal clerk on important railway lines. Another brother, Buell Hebard, is one of the leading druggists of Chicago.
     Mrs. Sanns was a remarkably handsome and intelligent woman in her day, always one of the foremost in all good undertakings for the benefit of her town and fellow residents. She was devoted to her family, a queenly wife, a loving mother and an ever true sister and faithful friend, and was possessed of winning attributes of womanly character that caused her to be highly regarded by all of her acquaintances. She had from early childhood been a member of the Episcopal church and she went to her eternal rest with a record of
fervent steady adherence to all of the duties pertaining to the true, ideal wonanhood of our country.
     Her funeral services are not exactly definitely arranged, but they will be conducted at the residence of Mrs. James H. Sanns, where she passed away on First Avenue by Dr. McKenzie of St. Peter's Episcopal Church Wednesday, the interment following by Hayward at the Pine Street cemetery beside her late husband. Her brother Mr. Buell Hebard is expected here from Chicago tomorrow. Her Nephew Mr. Vance Hebard and wife of Zanesville, are here now and we may have further particulars Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 13, 1911
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page

Sanns, Francis

     Died, in Gallipolis, March 23d, 1863, Francis, son of P. A. and Annie E. Sanns, aged 3 years and 8 months.

Funeral Notice.
     The funeral services of Francis, child of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Sanns, will take place at the residence of Mrs. Hebard on Third street, at 2 1/2 P.M. this (Wednesday) afternoon. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 26, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sanns, Henry

     Died, in this city, on the 23d inst., Mr. Henry Sanns, in the 51st year of his age. Mr. Sanns was universally esteemed for his many excellent social and business qualities, and his remains were attended to their final resting place by a large number of mourning and sympathizing friends.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 8, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sanns, James H.

Death of James H. Sanns

     The above announcement will be received with regret and sorrow by a large circle of friends, but by none more than the writer who knew him perhaps as well as any one outside of his immediate family. Born and reared among us he was known to all. An only son, he was given every advantage by his parents who were devoted to him. Their kindness to him was appreciated and he was a good a student, standing among the first in his classes always and during his school days was a great favorite with his class-mates. He graduated at two or three pharmaceutical institutions, one at Cincinnati and one at Baltimore and in large classes stood at the head. He was also awarded diplomas on several occasions for chemical work, and became an extraordinarily proficient druggist. He also early in life evinced a love and genius for music and it was ever uppermost in his mind—even to when the end came. His fine qualities and talents made him many respected friends.
     In January, ’78, he was married to Miss Maggie Martin, the estimable daughter of Capt. George Martin and Mrs. Elizabeth Martin who lived on Chickamauga, a short distance from the city. After the marriage Mrs. Martin made her home with them, Capt. Martin having passed away and she being her mother’s only companion. They have a beautiful home on Front street below Court on the river.
     Two children came to sanctify and make more pleasant their home. Wayne, a son about 14, and Louise, a daughter, aged 9. He was a partner in the extensive drug business of P. A. Sanns & Son until the death of his father who was widely known and greatly respected, succeeding him in the business. Last Thursday he was engaged at work in the cellar of the store arranging matters to put his soda fountain in operation. He had been complaining for some days of not feeling well, and should have really been home at the time. Becoming warm he threw off his coat and the cold damp air and draught in the cellar gave him an attack of pleurisy, his pain growing so severe he could hardly get home without assistance. Simple remedies were used during the night, but not improving, Dr. Harry Sanns, his cousin, was called to attend him and he seemed to improve up to Sunday evening, though the trouble developed into pneumonia. Sunday night he grew rapidly worse, but even up to this Monday morning there was no thought of a fatal termination by the family, and at about 7 o’clock Mrs. Sanns (his wife) left the bedside to go downstairs to get him a cup of coffee, leaving him with his mother, when he suddenly died. The blow is a hard one and the relatives will have the heartfelt sympathy of all. Complete arrangements have not been made at this writing for the funeral services. It is only known that they will be conducted Wednesday by Rev. F. P. Lutz, Rector of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, at the family residence under the auspices of the Ariel Lodge I.O.O.F., of which he was an esteemed and honored member.

“We see not, know not; all our way
Is night---with Thee alone is day;
From out the torrent’s troubled drift,
Above the storm our prayers we lift,
Thy will be done!”

Funeral Obsequies
     The funeral services of the late James H. Sanns have been arranged for to-morrow at 2 o’clock in the afternoon Wednesday, April 25th, 1894. The religious exercises will be conducted at his late residence on Front Street by Rev. F P. Lutz, of the Episcopal Church. The burial will be at the Old Cemetery, conducted by Hayward & Son under the auspices of Canton Sanns, I.O.O.F., with Ariel Lodge I.O.O.F. The Lodges of Pomeroy and Middleport have been invited to attend.
     The Porter Band out of respect to the deceased will form part of the escort. The Pall Bearers will be Chas. W. Uhrig, Fred H. Kerr, D. A. Barton, E. E. Berry, W. L. Robinson, Dr. H. C. Brown.

April 25, 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Sanns, John

     The remains of the late Mr. John F. Sanns, whose death we noted last week, arrived here on Wednesday afternoon and the funeral services were held at the residence of his father on Thursday afternoon, with Revs. J.C. Arbuckle and M.V. B. Euaas, officiating and Hayward and Sons, undertakers. Dr. Sanns has received the following letter which gives the particulars of his son's sudden death:

Sioux Falls, Dakota
Oct. 15, 1888

Dr. John Sanns, Gallipolis

Dear Sir:
     The particulars of John's death are short, as he died very suddenly. On Saturday he was perfectly well, he never even complained of feeling badly, nor did he at 10 o'clock that night, when he went to bed at the hotel. He told the night clerk to call him at 6 o'clock the next morning, which he did and talked with him.
     The clerk went downstairs and waited until half past six and as John did not come down, he went up to his room to awaken him again and found him dead. Everything was done that could be; but we could not bring him to life. He did not show that he ever made a struggle. It was a great shock to all of us, as he was so well the night before and so well beloved by all his companions. He was kind hearted to everybody, discommoding himself for other people.
     He was well thought of by everyone he had dealings with in this place and in his sad and sudden death you and your family will receive the heartfelt sympathy of all his companions here, as well as myself and the Jones Bros.

I remain, respectfully yours,

J. Ed Summers

     The doctor's certificate accompanying the body states that heart disease was the cause of his death. Dr. & Mrs. Sanns have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct. 23, 1888
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page

Sanns, John

     Died, in this city on Tuesday evening last, Mr. John Sanns, aged 79 years. Mr. Sanns was one of our oldest citizens, having settled here over sixty years ago. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock P.M. from his late residence.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 21, 1866

Sanns, John

     The following brief but just estimate of the life and character of the late Mr. John Sanns was read at his funeral, to-wit: Our deceased friend, born in Holland, Feb. 8, 1788, died in the 79th year of his age. He bore his last sickness with patience and fortitude, although afflicted with the accumulated infirmities of extreme age—and sank sweetly and peacefully to rest.
     Mr. Sanns was one of the oldest citizens of Gallipolis, first coming here in 1803, since which time, for a period of 60 years, he has been identified with the growth and prosperity of the place. As a business man he was noted for his punctuality, correctness, and perfect honesty. His word was ever considered as good as his bond. As a citizen he contributed his due share to works of public improvement with a singular want of ostentation or show, a trait of character which distinguished him from ordinary men. During the great rebellion he took a firm and unwavering stand in the cause of the Union, and contributed largely and liberally of his means to advance the great cause.
     He was a faithful and an affectionate husband, a kind father, a most bountiful provider for his family, and munificently generous to distant but unfortunate relatives, who had no natural claim on his benevolence. Of an exceedingly genial and social disposition, his happy pleasantries shed around him a continual sunshine of happiness, making all who approached his presence feel at once at their ease and enjoy his society. He was enthusiastically loved and revered by his children, and universally respected by all who knew him. But he is now gone to that land where sorrow and pain and death are never known, and enjoying the sweet communion and society of the loved (ones) who have gone before him. Verily may it be said, a good man and patriot citizen hath fallen in Israel.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 28, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sanns, Viola

Mrs. Sanns Death
     Mrs. Maggie Sanns is in receipt of a letter from Messrs C. Fred Henking and C. W. Ernsting giving the particulars of Mrs. Viola Sanns’ death at San Diego. Mrs. Sanns had been in her usual health and had been sitting in the library at Maude’s home, reading and chatting, until about 9 o’clock Thursday night, and then said “Good-night,” and went upstairs to her room. Shortly afterward Anna, the maid, heard a noise in her bed room as a body falling, and stepped across the hall to find her on the floor at the side of the bed. Calling Chris they lifted her on the bed and summoned a doctor from across the street, but from all appearances she died instantly as she was getting in bed, without any pain or suffering, peacefully, calmly and fully prepared – just as she had so often wished that her “crossing of the bar” might be.
     The body left San Diego Monday, morning, and if all connections are made can arrive here Friday noon. The funeral services will be at Mrs. Maggie Sanns’ residence where the body will be taken on arrival.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. September 30, 1827 – December 5, 1907]

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
December 11, 1907
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark

Sansbury, Eva [Russell]

     Mrs. Eva Russell Sansbury, 69, of Porter, wife of Howard Sansbury, died very suddenly at her home at 11 p.m., Sunday. While visiting relatives in Columbus in October she had suffered a fracture of a leg and had returned to her Porter home only two weeks ago.
     Mrs. Sansbury was a native of Springfield twp., the daughter of Sylvester and Angeline Bowman Russell. She was born in 1886 and had spent most of her life in that community.
     She was twice married, her first being to Joseph Neal Girard, deceased, and from that union three sons survive, Lucian and Rodger Girard, both of Columbus, and Dana of Porter. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mattie E. Russell of Columbus. In August, 1921, she was united in marriage with Howard Sansbury, who survives.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the McCoy Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 28, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Alfred William

A. W. Saunders, 83, Died Last Night
     Alfred William Saunders, known to intimates as “Freddie”, despite his advanced age, died at 7:25 Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Curtis Saunders, in the Alexander community of Green Twp.
     Mr. Saunders, who would have been 84 on next Jan. 11, had been in failing health a long time but bedfast only a week or two. For 26 years he had lived in the Alexander neighborhood and his wife, Augusta Day Saunders, died there in April, 1940.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday at Centenary, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial at same place by O E. Elliott.

[Note: Jan. 11, 1860 – Nov. 21, 1943; Age 83 yrs. 10 mos. 10 das. He was the son of Joseph & Sarah Sheets Saunders.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 22, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Alma Grace

     Alma Grace Saunders, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Saunders, died Oct. 26, 1909, after a short illness of diphtheria. She was born Feb. 15, 1907, was 2 years, 8 months, 11 days old. She was a lovely little girl of a very sweet disposition, the only grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Saunders, and the pet of the family and friends.
     She had all the loving paternal care that could be had, but was too sweet and tender to be left in this world of sin and sorrow. Our blessed Master plucked the bud of the opening flower and transplanted it in the heavenly garden to bloom there forever. May the bereaved parents say as David of old: “It cannot come to me but I shall go to it.”
     Burial took place at Bethel by Undertaker J. W. Myers.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 12, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Saunders, Ann E.

     Ann E. Saunders, 68, of Gallipolis, died Monday, March 17,1997, at University Hospital in Columbus.
Born December 25, 1928 at Columbus, daughter of the late Marion F. and Gussie S. Miller Rinesmith, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Light House Assembly of God in Gallipolis, and she volunteered for several years at Holzer Hospital.
     Surviving are her husband, James C. Saunders, whom she married February 21, 1948 in Columbus, three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Mike Larson of Columbus, Pam Saunders of Flatwoods, Kentucky, and Lisa Saunders of Gallipolis; a son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Noreen Saunders of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, Kate, Patrick and Lauren Saunders, all of Gallipolis, a sister, Virginia Rinesmith Michael of Reynoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Rinesmith.
     Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastors Sam Calhoun and Ken Stone officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
     Pallbearers will be Bryce Smith, Mark Smith, Ryan Smith, Dr. John Sullivan, Edward "Skip" McGovern and Patrick Saunders. Honorary Pallbearers are Charles Howell, Lee Clark, Jerry Haner, and Forrest Thomas, Paul E. Butler, Sr, and James H. Craft.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bible Literature Internations, 625 East North Broadway, Columbus, OH 43214.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Saunders, Anna [Ours]
Saunders, Donald

     Anna Ours, daughter of P. B. and Anna Ours, was born, Sept. 16, 1894, and died Feb 7, 1923, aged 29 years, 4 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage with William Saunders April 10, 1919. To this union was born one son, Donald, who would have been two years old the 19th day of April had he lived, but Jesus saw fit to take him home a few hours after his mother's departure, and we believe mother and babe are "safe in the arms of Jesus."
     The dear mother was converted at the age of 22 and united with the Papaw church, but like many others failed to follow the Good Shepherd and she remarked to some of her friends during her sickness, she felt she was a lost lamb strayed away from the fold. But on the evening before the death angel claimed her, she sent for Bros. Cremeens and Stewart to come and sing and pray with her, and was there brought back to the fold. She shouted, "I'm saved, I'm saved. I'm glad that the Lord received me back again. I'm ready to live, I'm ready to die; whatever the Lord wills. If the Lord takes me I want Him to take my darling babe also."
     Her prayer was answered, and we trust the companion, mother, brothers and sisters will be prepared to meet Anna and little Donald in the world where there will be no heart aches and the tears will all be wiped from our eyes.
     When she realized that she could live only a short time she wanted God to take little Donald also. Besides her husband, an aged mother, two brothers, Charley and Wiliam Ours and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Leport of Pt. Pleasant and Miss Ella Ours, survive.

She has gone from our midst on earth,
To her home prepared above;
We shall miss her around the table and the hearth,
Her life of sunshine and love.
Gone from earth, from its sorrows free,
To a land of endless day;
Our meeting shall never again here be,
We shall soon pass to our home away.
There we'll meet on the streets of gold,
Where our Savior we shall see;
His glory there we shall behold,
With our loved ones and Jesus for aye.

     Rev. Riggs and Rev. Cremeens conducted the funeral services of Mrs. Wm. Saunders and little son Donald very impressively after which the bodies were taken to the King cemetery for burial by Undertaker Coleman Halley. Both bodies were placed in the same casket and buried in the same grave, to await the resurrection of the dead.
     The friends wish to extend their thanks to those who kindly assisted during the sickness and death of the dear mother and son.

Gallipolis paper
Feb 7, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page

Saunders, Belva [Halley]

Mrs. S. Saunders Falls Dead While In Berry Patch
Was Daughter of Late U. O. Halley of Ohio Twp.
     Mrs. Sherley Saunders was found dead in a berry patch near her home a mile and a half beyond Thivener Sunday afternoon. She had left the home of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Saunders, about 10:30 to pick berries, and it was about four hours later her body was found in or near a hillside berry patch.
     Her head was lying down hill and she had fallen before she had undertaken to do any picking.
Mrs. Saunders, the former Belva Halley, was 45 years old. She was a daughter of the late U. O. (Dick) Halley of Ohio Twp.
     She is survived by her husband who was away from home when the tragedy occurred, and these children: Mrs. Merrill Harrison, Northup; Hudson Saunders, somewhere in England when last heard from; Bobby of Camp Bugler, California. Also surviving are the mother, Mrs. Warren Thomas of Bladen, and the following brothers and sister; Stanley Halley, Parkersburg; Mrs. B. W. Ross, Bladen; Mrs. J. G. Johnson, Cheshire; Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Lima; Mrs. John Hawkins, Middleport; and Ernest Halley of Gallipolis.

Saunders' Rites
     Funeral services for Mrs. Sherley Saunders, who died suddenly Sunday, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church back of Bladen. Rev. W. Z. Coffey will officiate assisted by Rev. Jennings and Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will be in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley. Her son Bobby was expected to arrive today from his camp in California.

[Note: 1898 - 1944 handwritten note on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Saunders, Bobby Glenn

     Bobby Glenn Saunders, 46, a resident of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died at 1:28 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center from in juries received in a wreck on the Silver Memorial Bridge late Saturday night. He operated the Kanauga Auto Body Co.
     Mr. Saunders was born July 8, 1933, near Mercerville, son of the late J. Everett Saunders and Helen Short Saunders, who survives and resides in Mercerville. He is also survived by his wife, Frances Neal Saunders, whom he married June 1, 1956, in Summit Station, Ohio. Two sisters and two brothers survive: Mrs. Patty Johnson, Mercerville; Mrs. Robert (Becky) Carr, Midlothian, Va.; Jack Saunders, Eureka Star Route and Thomas Saunders, Letart, W. Va. One brother, James E. Saunders, preceded him in death.
     Mr. Saunders had resided in Warren, Mich., before returning to Gallia County in May, 1979. He graduated from Mercerville High School in 1951. He operated the Jeep and Auto Triumph Agency in Detroit, Mich. and was a member of the 40 and 8, and Lafayette Post No. 27, American Legion. Saunders served with the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a deputy sheriff of Gallia County.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Military graveside rites will be held by Lafayette Post No. 27. Pallbearers will be Alva Sullivan, Pat Bailey, Carl Langford, Mike Fulks, Duck Swain and Bob Donnally.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 26, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Byron

Byron Saunders Drowned
Boy's Body Recovered But Efforts To Find Spark of Life Fail
     While several persons looked on helplessly Byron Saunders, 15, [obliterated type] drowned off-shore from Bladen in the Ohio River Sunday afternoon. Forty-seven minutes later the body was brought to the surface by [obliterated type] Day and William Eblin, seated in a rowboat and using mussel hooks. Protracted efforts to resusciate the boy proved unavailing.

Companions Helpless
     Young Saunders was a son of Leonard and Ruby Blazer Saunders and their home is near Bethel church about a mile back of Bladen. Byron, accompanied by a younger brother and Bob Halley, 14, went for a swim early in the afternoon. Byron, a better swimmer than his companions, or more venturesome, or both, clutching a log, moved out toward the center of the stream, while the other boys remained close to shore. Presently he released the log or it slipped from his grasp and he started to swim back. When within 50 feet of safety he began screaming for help and then sank from view. His companions, feeling unable to give direct aid, sounded an alarm. As soon as the necessary equipment could be obtained a search was begun for the body.
     The drowning occured about 1:45, according to most reports, yet a member of the family fixed it considerably later. Dr. N. H. Foster, coroner, said he was called about 2:30. Efforts to revive the boy were in progress on his arrival and were continued for a while. Deputy Sheriff Dickey was also summoned to the scene and he said a large crowd had quickly assembled there.
     This is the first drowning in the county so far this year (and of course it occured within the boundaries of West Virginia). It is the seventh death from other than natural causes in the county so far this year.
     Surviving the drowning victim, besides the parents, are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Arlene Roush of Bidwell, Mrs. Maranna Jeffers of Bladen, Robert of Montana, Paris, Paul and John, all at home.
     The body was taken to C. R. Halley's mortuary at Mercerville but will be brought back to the bereaved home this afternoon. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the brother in [oblitereated type].

[Note: dates from stone in Bethel cemetery, Ohio Twp., 1926-1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page

Saunders, Celesta [Beaver]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Celesta Saunders, 80, Mercerville, died Friday at her home. Born in Guyan Twp., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Susan Beaver. A son, daughter, brother and sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Alonzo Saunders; eight children, Mrs. Inez Adams and Mrs. Lola Sowards, both of Huntington, W. Va.; Lawrence of Mercerville; Mrs. Hester Ballard and Everett, both of Gallipolis; Brady, Earl and Walter, all of Crown City; and four sisters, Mrs. Calvin Sanders and Mrs. Bessie Betz, both of Gallipolis; Mrs. Oma Wallace and Mrs. Verba Wallace, both of Crown City; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mercerville Baptist Church by the Rev. Bruce Unroe. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery at Mercerville. Friends may call at the late residence until the hour of the services.

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

Saunders, Charles E.

     Charles E. Saunders, 73,Rt. 2, Centenary Community, died this morning in Holzer Medical Center. He had been ill the past year and in serious condition the last five months. A retired grocer and farmer, Mr. Saunders was born Jan. 26, 1901, in Mason Township, Lawrence County, son of the late John Thomas and Mary Emma Myers Saunders.
   He is survived by his wife, Nancy Notter Saunders, whom he married Sept. 3, 1919 in Gallipolis. Two children survive; C. Leon Saunders, Gallipolis and Mrs. William M. (Irene) Roberson, Niles, MI. Three grandchildren survive. The following brothers and sisters survive: Eurel Saunders, Springfield and Mrs Faye Sargeant, Deland, FL. Two sisters preceded him in death.
   He spent most of his life in Gallia County. He was a member of the Walnut Ridge Church, Lecta. Mr. Saunders was a Green Township trustee for 11 years.
   Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Wilson Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

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

Saunders, Charlotte A.

Charlotte A. Saunders
     Mrs. Charlotte A. Saunders, daughter of Mary and Sutton Wilcoxen, was born February 17, 1868, died July 17, 1934, at 2 o'clock, aged 66 years and 5 months.
     She was united with the Siloam Baptist church at the age of 18 years and continued in faith until the end.
     On June 16, 1888 she was united in marriage with Emory W. Saunders. To this union were born 10 children, two of whom preceded her in death, Henry and Allie.
     She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Emory Saunders, eight children, Mrs. Leota Lynch, Mrs. Effie Little, Mrs. Minnie Mulford, Mrs. Catherine Mulford, Clinton, Terry, Roosevelt and Hollis Saunders; thirty grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She leaves many other relatives, friends and neighbors who will miss her. She was a devoted wife and loving mother .....

[Note: Article was unfinished. Mother was Mary Susannah Sheets. Grandparents were Henry H. Wilcoxon and Nancy A. Leggett, and Samuel H. Sheets and Delilah Caldwell.]

Pomeroy Daily Sentinel
Transcribed by Judy Righthouse Free, g-granddaughter

Mrs. Saunders Passes Away
     Mrs. Charlotte Saunders, 66 years of age, and wife of Emory Saunders passed away at about 3 a.m. Tuesday at her home on Silver Run.
     Surviving are her husband, Emory Saunders and the following children: Clinton of Columbiana, O.; Minnie Mulford and Perry A. of Toronto, O.; Leota Lynch, Effie Little, Catherine Mulford, T. R. Saunders and Hollis L. Saunders all of Hobson.
     Funeral rites will be conducted from the Cheshire Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with interment in charge of Rawlings in the Gravel Hill cemetery.

Unknown publication
Death – 17 Jul 1934
Transcribed by Judy Righthouse Free, g-granddaughter                                   Top of Page

Saunders, Clarence B.

Pete Saunders Dies In Hospital Of Heart Attack
     Pete Saunders died at the Holzer Hospital at 7 p.m. Friday. He was taken to the hospital early Thursday morning after he suffered a heart attack at his home at 3 a.m. This was his second attack, having had the first attack two years ago, in the meantime he had apparently been in good health. The few farmer in Gallia County were more widely known than Pete Saunders. [sic--There were few farmers in Gallia County who were more widely known than Pete Saunders.] He was 56 years old.
     For several decades he had operated one of the largest producing truck farms in the county and for the past 17 years had driven a school bus, hauling children to the Gallipolis schools.
     Clarence B. Saunders was born June 16, 1896, in Ross County, but the family moved to Gallia County when he was a child. He was the son of John and the late Wealtha Halley Saunders. He was graduated from Gallia Academy High School, where he played football.
     He is survived by his wife, Fay Cromlish Saunders, his father, John Saunders, brother, Clyde Saunders, and three children by a former marriage: Don Saunders, Philadelphia; Billy Saunders, Columbus; and Mrs. Robert (Fern) Hawes, Marietta. One sister, Edith Saunders, died 35 years ago.
     The body will be at his late home after noon Sunday where friends may call. Funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Ohio Chapel. The Rev. David Bates will conduct the services and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, February 21, 1953

Attendance Large For Saunders Funeral
     An attendance which the enlarged Ohio Chapel Church could not nearly accommodate was present for the last rites held Monday afternoon for Clarence B. “Pete” Saunders, Navy veteran of World War I and long time Gallia County farmer.
     All of his three children came for the services which were conducted by the Rev. Herman Clarke, pastor, and the Rev. David Bates, former pastor of the charge, the latter delivering the funeral oration. Pallbearers were Lincoln Call, Maurice Bane, Emerson Corbin, Kenneth Betz, Oakey Johnson, Otho Burdette, Paul Martin, and Wilford Evans. Burial was made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 24, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Connie S.

     Connie S. Saunders, 94, of Pinecrest Care Center, died Tuesday, June 11, 1991 at Holzer Medical Center, following several years of failing health. He was born Sept. 10, 1896 in Lawrence County, son of the late Martin S. and Rebecca McComas Saunders. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha B. Saunders; one daughter, Mary Low Brannon; three brothers; and three sisters. He was a World War I Army veteran and life-long member of the VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Post 27. He was a retired employee of GSI.
     Survivors include children, Connie Saunders Jr., of Columbus, James Saunders of Fostoria, William Saunders, Norma Jean Dailey Bach, Robert Saunders, Jack Saunders and Roger Saunders, all of Gallipolis and Maybelle Parsley of Columbus; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one sister Nettie Sheets of Hamden.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Full Military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Post 27.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 12, 1991
Transcribed by J. Farley

Saunders, Donald Herbert

Gallia Native Died Today At Whitehall Home
     Donald Herbert Saunders, 58, of 3715 Doney St., Whitehall, died at 3:50 a.m., today at his home.
A dental technician at the Cranfill Dental Laboratory, Columbus, Mr. Saunders was born June 30, 1914, in Gallipolis, son of the late Herbert and Ethel Allison Saunders.
     Mr. Saunders is survived by his wife Betty Bradbury Saunders, and one step-son, Don Hodge, Gallipolis.
The following brothers and sisters survive: Virgil, Merrill, Wayne and Ralph, all of Gallipolis: Eugene, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Mrs. Thelma Mcbride, and Mrs. Frances Schoonover, Gallipolis and Mrs. Arlene Cobb, Baltimore, Md.
     Mr. Saunders has resided in the Columbus area the past 30 years. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. , Thursday. Wednesday afternoon and evening, friends may call at the Woodyard East Chapel on East Livingston Ave., in Columbus.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 17, 1973
Transcribed by J. Farley

Saunders, Edith Marie

     Edith Marie, daughter of Clarence M. and Minnie E. Saunders, was born April 6, 1904, and departed this life February 6, 1925, at the home of her parents, 544 Eighth Ave., Huntington, W. Va., after an illness of more than a year. She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, one sister, Mrs. Owen Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, grandparents of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Saunders, grandparents, and a host of relatives of Gallipolis and Gallia County.
     She was a bright and amiable girl and always made friends wherever she was known. She was a graduate of the Huntington High School, and a faithful member and attendant of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church of Huntington. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but their loss is her gain for we know that she has gone to rest.

Only God knows how we miss you,
How empty is your place;
We miss each loving action
And your sweet and loving face.
Though earthly ties are broken,
In life we'll meet no more,
Our thoughts are with you, Marie dear,
On yonder distant shore.
No one knows the silent heartache,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence,
For the daughter we loved so well.

[Note: Buried Mound Hill Cemetery - her picture appears in paper]

Gallipolis paper
February 6, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page

Saunders, Elmer Jacob

E. J. Saunders, 70, Succumbs Early Today
     Elmer Jacob Saunders, 70, a resident of Eureka Star Rt., (Criner Rd.,) died at 7:30 a.m. today at Holzer hospital. He had been hospitalized for 11 days, and had been in failing health for two years. Mr. Saunders was a retired farmer and pipeline worker. He was born in Harrison twp., June 27, 1895, son of the late John and Laura McComas Saunders. His marriage was to the former Lillie Stewart, who died several years ago.
     Children who survive are: Virgil A. And Russell Saunders, both of Criner Rd., Leo Saunders of Georgia and Mrs. Maxine Hamilton of California. There are seven grand-children. A daughter, Katherine, preceded him in death. A surviving sister is Mrs. W. H. (Ollie) Oliver of Criner Rd. Seven brothers and three sisters are deceased.
     Mr. Saunders was a member of the Baptist church. Services will e held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mercerville Baptist Church. Rev. Web Swain will officiate and burial will be in old Mercerville cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 30, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Emily

Mrs. Emily Saunders Dies at Bucyrus
     Mrs. Emily Saunders, 65, widow of Isaiah Saunders, former residents of this county, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Groves, in Bucyrus.  Funeral services were held there Tuesday.  Double pneumonia was the cause of her death.
     Mrs. Saunders leaves five daughters and three sons.  Brothers and sisters are Amos and Herbert Sheets and Mrs. J.S. Cofer of Gallipolis, James and Eura Sheets and Mrs. R.W. Burnett of Mercerville, Mrs. Joe Garlic of Platform and Mrs. John McComas of Huntington.

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

Saunders, Emily S. Tennessee

Died Suddenly
     Mrs. Walter Saunders, a native of and former well known resident of this county, dropped dead at her home in Huntington last Thursday night. Her body was brought here for interment and the funeral was held Saturday at Mercerville.
     Mrs. Saunders was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Halley, both deceased, and was born and raised in Guyan township. Later she resided with her husband in Harrison township,and later they moved to Huntington where they had resided for about a year prior to her death. Mrs. Saunders was the last of a family of four sisters, all of whom have died suddenly. She was a sister of Prof. Ross Halley, one of our district school superintendents. Besides her husband, Mrs. Saunders is survived by eight or nine adult sons and daughters.
     The funeral services were held Saturday at Mercerville.

[Note: Per stone at Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Twp., Saunders, Emily Tennessee, born 17 Mar 1865, died 13 May 1915, w/o W.E.]

Gallipolis newspaper
May 1915
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page

Saunders, Emma P. [Phillips]

     Mrs. Emma Saunders, 89, wife of Charles Saunders, died at her home in the Thivenir community at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The home is located on Rt. 218. Mrs. Saunders was the last of her family. She was born in Ohio Twp. on March 23, 1868, the daughter of the late Andrew and Wilmina Phillips. She was married to Charles Saunders in February 69 years ago, and he survives.
     Four sons survive this union. They are Tenny of Crown City, Glenny and Shirley of Mercerville, and Eck of Akron. Among the survivors are seventeen grand, ten great-grand and one great-great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the C.R. Halley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after noon Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown publication date (died April 16, 1957)
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Saunders, Emory Wilson

E. Saunders Funeral Today
     Middleport - Funeral services for Emory W. Saunders, 77, who died unexpectedly at his home in Silver Run, Friday morning, were to be held at the Silver Run Baptist Church today at 2 p.m., with burial at the Gravel Hill Baptist Church .
     Mr. Saunders, whose wife died eight years ago, is survived by six children: Clinton Saunders of Williams, N.Y.; Terry Saunders of Baltimore; Roosevelt Saunders of Cleveland; Mrs. Frank Lynch, Cheshire; Mrs. Loren Little, Canton, and Mrs. Shirley Mulford, Cheshire.

[Note: Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery not Gravel Hill Baptist Church. His wife, Charlotte Wilcoxon Saunders preceded him in death by twelve years, not eight. Emory Wilson Saunders was born in Gallia County, 04 Apr 1868, son of Nancy Ellen Saunders, grandson of Samuel H. Saunders and Catherine Elizabeth Cook.]

Probably Daily Sentinel, Pomeroy, Ohio
Death 06 Dec 1946
Transcribed by Judy Righthouse Free, g-granddaughter                                  Top of Page

Saunders, Henrietta

     Henrietta Saunders, 81, of Thurman Route 1, died Saturday in Pinecrest Care Center.
Born June 7, 1908, in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late Fred Ahlborn and Edith Williams Ahlborn.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Saunders, Feb. 15, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Kubic of Rochester, MI and a son, Harold Saunders of Cleveland; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Walter, Carrollton, Ohio; two brothers, Howard Ahlborn, Salineville, Ohio and Eugene Ahlborn, Bexley, Ohio.
     She attended Centerville Methodist Church. Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. John D. Davis and the Rev. Richard Vinson officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 6-9 p.m.

[Note: died Sept 30, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Monday, Oct. 2, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Saunders, Henry Anderson

Last Harness Maker, Claimed
     Probably the last harness maker in Gallia County, Henry Anderson Saunders, 68, died at 10 p.m. Monday at his home on Rt. 790 near Lecta, where for many years he had been a dealer in Aberdeen Angus cattle.  He was father and brother of Gallipolis cemetery monument men, Stanley A. Saunders, and former city commissioner Herbert L. Saunders, respectively.  He was a member of the Waterloo Masonic lodge, and a member of the Walnut Ridge Evangelical United Brethren Church.  Born Sept. 21, 1882, in Walnut Twp. to John A. and Semilda Neal Saunders,
     Mr. Saunders is survived by his widow, the former Nancy J. Myers, and these sons and daughters: Mrs. Albert (Nelly) Dennison, Mudsoc, Stanley, Gallipolis, Alfred Earl Saunders, Gallipolis, Mrs. Elias (Ina) Wickline, Hollis Saunders, Gallipolis, Mrs. Donald (Hazel) Tagg, Scottown, Mrs. Raymond (Clara) Payne, Kitts Hill, Saul M. Saunders, Springfield, Vance J. Willowood, and Roy T., at home.
     A sister and five brothers also survive:  Mrs. Chloe Waugh, North Kenova, O., Herbert L., Gallipolis, Arthur S. Saunders and Loren M. Saunders, Huntington, Robert L. Saunders, North Kenova, and Emmett N. Saunders, Houston, Texas.
     Friends may call at his (late residence? –can’t read), after 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. Ernest Clater, Waverly, officiating. Interment by F.L. Stevers will be made in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Pallbearers will be Earl Sheets, Davis Myers, Elmer Myers, Homer Myers, Talford Myers and Chester Johnson.

[Note: His mother’s headstone spells her first name “Samilda”, not Semilda as it appears above.  Grandparents were John Anderson Sanders and Elizabeth Frances Martt, and Henry Neal and Mary Ann Mossbarger.  His death certificate indicates date of death was February 19, 1951.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 20, 1951
Transcribed by Karen A. Saunders

Saunders, Mrs. Isaiah, & Twins [first names unknown]

Triple Funeral Held
     Isaiah Saunders of near London, Ohio, arrived here on Tuesday night of last week, with his six little children and the bodies of his wife and two infant babies. The twin babies were born Sunday. One died the same day and the other Monday. Mrs. Saunders passed away Monday.
     Mr. Saunders is a son of Joseph T. Saunders and was born in Ohio Township, where he made his home until he moved to London about 10 years ago.
     Mrs. Saunders was about 35 years of age and was a daughter of Lewis Call of Bladen. Besides her husband and children she is survived by her parents, brothers Charles, Emry, Oden, James and Wilson and sisters, Mrs. Ozias Saunders and Mrs. Jane Nibert. Mrs. Saunders was a splendid woman and her sudden death was a great shock to the family, who are prostrated with grief.
     The remains were taken on the steamer Bowyer to Bladen, where the funeral was held Wednesday, burial following by undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page

Saunders, James Everett Jr.

Mercerville Merchant Died 3:15 This Morning
      As shocking a death as has occurred in this county for a long, long time claimed the life of James Everett Saunders, Jr. at 3:15 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital.
     The 17 year old Mercerville merchant succumbed an hour after he had been rushed to the hospital to a strange illness.
     Though he had suffered from a strep infection a fortnight ago and was examined and treated at the Gallipolis Clinic he had apparently nearly recovered.  But word that his condition had suddenly become alarming was received here late Thursday afternoon.  A report heard at the hospital that young Saunders had come to Gallipolis early Thursday and hauled a load of merchandise to his store could not be immediately confirmed.
     James E. Jr. was the oldest of four children of James Everett and Helen Short Saunders.  His father is a deputy sheriff and commander of Lafayette Post American Legion.  Decedent was born at Mercerville on June 1, 1926 and expected to be called into the armed service at an early date.
     Last December 24 he was united in marriage here to Emma Johnson, daughter of Mrs. Georgia Moore Johnson and the late Elijah Johnson (one time county commissioner) of Guyan Township.  Prior to that date the father had turned over to the son the store at Mercerville.
     James Everett Jr. was a promising young man and his wife and parents and other loved ones are shocked and disconsolate over his untimely passing.  Among those are three brothers, William J., Bobby Glenn and Tommy Jenkins Saunders.
     The body was removed by C. R. Halley to his mortuary at Mercerville.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the parental home with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge.  Internment will be made in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville.

Later----word came from the Holzer Hospital that the funeral will be strictly private, for the reason that it is believed Saunders's death was due to meningitis.

[Note: stone 1926-1944.  Death Certificate: Born: June 1, 1926; died March 31, 1944...17 years.  Wife: Emmalee]

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

Saunders, John H.

Death of Mr. Saunders
     Mr. John H. Saunders, of Saundersville, died Sunday about noon.  He formerly resided in this city, had general merchandise business down off 3d avenue by the Gill Produce house.  He was in his 86th year and left two sets of children and a widow. He was a fine man and a large crowd attended the funeral services conducted by Rev. Ed Sheets. The burial was on the home place near his home by Undertaker J. W. Myers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 09, 1910
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Saunders, Juanita [Halley]

     Juanita J. Sanders, 61, of Rt. 1, Crown City, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health for the last several years.
     Born Nov. 30, 1919 in Guyan Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Ucie Halley and Sophia Caldwell Halley, she attended the Siloam Methodist Church.
     Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Sheets of Bidwell and Mrs. Steve (Ruth) Emory of Ashville, NC; a son, Ernest of Northup; six grandchildren; two brothers, Glenville Halley and Billy Halley, both of Rt 1, Crown City and two sisters, Mrs. Malcolm (Tressie) Unroe of Columbus and Mrs. Virginia Seifman of Las Vegas, NV. Two brothers preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mercerville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Galliolis Daily Tribune
January 11, 1981 [Page 6, Column 3]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Saunders, Lawrence

     Lawrence (Dutch) Saunders, 68, Rt. 1, (Mercerville) Crown City, died 12:05 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington W.Va. He had been in failing health for the past three months. A retired farmer and truck operator, he was born March 30, 1918, in Guyan Township, to the late Alonzo Saunders and Lola Sanders. He was married to Juanita Halley, Oct. 8, 1938 in Ironton, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1981.
     Surviving are daughters Nancy Sheets of Bidwell and Ruth Ann Saunders of Crown City; son Earnest Lee Saunders of Northup; six grandchildren, brothers Everett Saunders of Gallipolis and Walter Saunders of Bidwell; sisters Inus Adams of Gallipolis and Lona Sowards of Huntington, W.Va. Also preceding him in death were two brothers and one sister.
     Spending all of his life in Gallia County, he was a member of Silome Church and Crown City Ohio Valley Masonic Lodge.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mercerville Baptist Church with the Rev. James Lusher and Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Calling hours are scheduled 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Masonic services by Ohio Valley Masonic Lodge will be 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept 4. 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley

Saunders, Leonard Fulton

L. F. Saunders Dies in Hospital
     Leonard F. Saunders, 61, died Wednesday evening in an Athens hospital where he had been a patient several years. He had made his home in Ohio Twp. back of Bladen where he had been a farmer.
Born Jan. 19, 1892, he was the son of Pilate P. and the late Annie Cofer Saunders. Jan. 17, 1916, he was married to the former Ruby Blazer.
     In addition to his father, who lives in Mercerville, and his wife who lives near Bethel Church at Bladen, Mr. Saunders leaves these children: Mrs. Wendell (Arlene) Roush and Paul, Bidwell; Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Anna) Jeffers, Bladen; Robert F. North Highland, Calif.; Paris M. and John, Venice, Calif. A son Byron preceded his father in death. Two sisters, Mrs. Belva Wallace, Columbus, and Mrs. F. G. Blaker, Crete, Ill., also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Bethel Methodist Church, with the Rev. E. V. Cremeens, assisted by the Rev. Herman Clarke, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Newspaper
Death - Mar. 25, 1953
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                              Top of Page

Saunders, Loretta [Hayner]

     Loretta Louise Hayner Saunders,70, Pinecrest Care Center, died Thursday, April 6, 1995 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 20, 1924 in Huntington, W.Va., daughter of the late Allen Bryan Cremeans, and Lola Cremeans Abshire of Huntington, she was an employee of Gallipolis State Institute from Nov. 16, 1959 until her retirement in May 1983.She attended Grace United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Saddle & Sirloin Riding Club and the Gallia County Senior Citizens. She also worked at Holzer Hospital and sold Avon products.
     She was also proceded in death by her husband Calvin "Cal" Saunders, on June 11, 1990. They were married Oct. 10, 1981 in Pearisburg, Va. A brother, Allen Junior Cremeans,also preceded  her in death.
Surviving in additon to her mother are a daughter, Suzanne Hayner Hall of Gallipolis; a stepdaughter, Daphine Phillips of Huntington; two grandsons, Benjamin Hall and Brandon Sommers, both of Gallipolis; three stepgrandchildren Matt, David, and Jennifer Phillips; a sister-in-law Helen Creameans of Huntington; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Lucille Rees and Andy DeCoy, both of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. David C. Hogg and the Rev. Leland Brehm officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 1996
Transcribed by Alexia Burnett

Saunders, Mahala Susan

Mrs. J. Saunders died Thursday; Rites 2 Saturday
Aged Woman Leaves One Hundred Descendants
     Mrs. Mahala Susan Saunders, widow of Jacob R. Saunders, died early Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ola Saunders, near Crown City. Her last illness was of but short duration and her age was 85 years, six months and eight days.
     She was the daughter of Michael and Betsy Sheets Beaver and was the last of her generation of the family.
     Survivors in addition to the daughter in whose home she passed away, are three other daughters; Mrs. Bessie Dennison, Mrs. Wylie Wallace, Mrs. Eura Wallace, Crown City; two sons, Henry of Proctorville and Calvin Saunders of Bradrick. She also leaves 41 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. A son, Charles and daughter, Mrs. Chloe Shriver, preceded her in death. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
     The body is at the home and will remain there until taken to the Mercerville Baptist Church for funeral services. They will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. EWT by Rev. Carl Cremeens. Burial will follow in the church cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: Stone shows 1857-May 6, 1943. Death Certificate shows born Oct 28, 1857; died May 6, 1943).

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 7, 1943
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Saunders, Margaret [Fulks]

Aged Resident Dead
     Mrs. Margaret Saunders, one of the oldest residents of our community, died last Friday at the home of her brother June Fulks of Proctorville, Ohio where she had been living for several months.  Her death resulted from infirmities due to old age.  She was the widow of William Saunders who died July 14, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Jacob Fulks, one of the pioneers of Guyan
     Her brother, mentioned above, another brother James Fulks of this township, a sister Mrs. Delilah Dorsey of Steubenville, Ohio, and a large number of relatives survive her.  Her funeral was conducted from the Good Hope Church Saturday morning by Rev. J. H. Lunsford, and the interment made in the church cemetery in charge of undertaker Fuller of Proctorville.

June 3, 1921,
Crown City column, p. 8
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                           Top of Page

Saunders, Marjorie Kathryn [Patterson]

Marjorie K. Saunders
     GALLIPOLIS – Marjorie Kathryn Saunders, 82, Eureka Star Route (Lower River Road), died at 11:10 a.m. Friday at her residence, having been in failing health for the past several years.
     Born Sept. 27, 1904 in Clay Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Bert and Gussie Sibley Patterson, she was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ, OES, the Gallipolis Garden Club and the White Shrine.
     She married James Clyde Saunders on Feb. 19, 1921, in Gallipolis, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1973. Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Smith of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Alto (Sue) Jeffers of Gahanna; a son, James C. Saunders of Gallipolis; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Denny Coburn officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. today. A White Shrine service will be held in the funeral home at 8 tonight. Pallbearers will be grandsons Bruce Smith and Mark Smith, and Duane Jeffers, Kevin Jeffers, Matt Saunders and Kyle Jeffers.

[Note: Obituary has her picture]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1986
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Saunders, Mary Jane [Martin]

     The wife of Geo. Saunders of Guyan township, died Friday of rupture of the abdomen, an injury received some time ago from causes not satisfactorily explained. She was sick about five days, being attended by all the surrounding physicians. Saunders is a man of considerable means and a stock buyer of note. Mrs. Saunders was a Miss Martin, daughter of Ode Martin of Lawrence co., O.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 8, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Saunders, Nancy Lee

Saunders Child Dies of Burns After 16 Days
Rites 2 Saturday At Providence Church
     Nancy Lee Saunders, nine year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Heber Saunders of near Thivener, succumbed to burns at 11:30 Thursday forenoon at the Holzer Hospital. It will be recalled that her night garments were ignited from an open fire about that hour on March 23, while her mother and other members of the family were working or playing outdoors. Her body and legs and arms were seared and the severity of an area covered by the burns convinced Dr. Paul C. Foster, who treated her that the case was well-nigh hopeless.
     However; nothing was left undone to save her life and much was accomplished in alleviating the child's sufferings. This is the fourth death from other than natural causes in the county so far this year. Motor accidents in Thurman and Maple Shade caused fatalities and more recently there was a suicide by hanging in Poplar Ridge.
     The Saunders girl, who was in her tenth year, was one of seven children in the Saunders home, some older and some younger than Nancy Lee.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday at Providence Church by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial there by C.R. Halley.

[Note: Stone reads 1933-1943. Death Certificate born Nov. 28, 1933 in Leaper Ohio and died April 7, 1943 Gallipolis; 9 years 4 months and 9 days of age. Father Heber Saunders; Mother Ruby Shaw.]

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

Saunders, Nancy M [Notter]

Nancy M. Saunders
     Nancy M. Saunders, 96, Gallipolis, died Monday, Nov 16, 1998 in Holtzer Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1902 in Lecta, daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret Bostic Notter, she was a member of the Walnut Ridge Church in Lecta and had attended the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis for over 20 years.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Saunders, whom she married Sept. 13, 1919, and by two brothers and two sisters.
     Surviving are a son, C. Leon (Juanita) Saunders of Gallipolis; a daughter, Irene Roberson of Arlington, Texas, and three grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church, with Pastors Archie Conn and Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will be in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, and at the church on Thursday, one hour preceding the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Gallipolis Paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Saunders, Oral Waye

Death Of A Child
     Oral Waye Saunders, son of Russell and Rosa Saunders, was born in Linden Heights, Ohio, Dec. 10, 1919 and died May 10, 1920. He leaves his father, mother, little sister, Anna Mae and many other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 12, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Saunders, by Rev. L.L. Roush, interment following at Centenary Cemetery.

[Note: name spelled as in obit. Death Certificate..Mother: Rose Altizer]

Gallipolis Paper
May, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Saunders, Paul Sr.

     Paul Saunders, Sr., 60, Rt. 2, Vinton, died at 5 a.m. Monday. Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Meta, KY, son of Elijah and Dally May Saunders, he was a retired coal miner, a World War II European Theater Veteran and member of the VFW Post #4464 and Vinton Baptist Church.
     He married Eunice Davis, who survives, on April 17, 1973, at Grundy, VA. Also surviving are six sons, Timothy L., at home; Paul, Jr. of Jackson; Jessy of Woodbridge, VA and James R., Joseph E. and Samuel R. all of Bluefield, WV; two daughters, Mrs. Sally Ruble and Elizabeth K. Saunders, both of Bluefield; four stepsons, Virgil L. Weed and Raymond Paynter, Jr. both of Clinton, MA and Johnny and Jackie Paynter, both of Orlando, FL; a stepdaughter, Sandra K. Adams of Brenton, WV; two foster sons, Stanley Lee and Richard Hull, both at home; a brother, Eugene of Dallas, TX and six sisters, Ida Rowe of Freeburn, KY; Alberta Jordon of Carmi, IL; Christine Varney of Meta, Gerry Land of Dallas, Mildred Justice of Oceana, WV and Lois Hall of Bradley, WV and eight grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Vinton Baptist Church with Rev. James Patterson officiating. burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

[Note: Died April 11, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
April 12, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Saunders, Pluma E.

Short Illness Fatal To Pluma Saunders
     Pluma Saunders, aged 11, daughter of John and Jessie Saunders, died early this morning at the family home at Patriot. Her death was caused from inflammatory rheumatism from which she had suffered but ten days.
     In addition to the parents, there are six surviving brothers and sisters. Edna, 14, Earl, 9, Esther, 7, Forrest, 6, Vivian Mae, 5 and John, 3.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Kisor at Salem Wednesday at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the church cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: Jan. 27, 1925 – Jan. 14, 1936; Age 10 yrs. 11 mos. She was the daughter of John & Jessie Wine Saunders. Her death certificate has her name typed as Clenna E. Saunders on family search, apparently could not read the hand written one. She died of Rheumatic fever.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 14, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Saunders, Ruby M. [Woodrum]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Ruby M. Saunders, 74, Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis, died Friday afternoon in Holzer Medical Center. She was born in Lesage, W. Va., daughter of the late James C. and Victoria Toney Woodrum. Her first husband, James McClure, died in 1933 and her second husband, Tenny Saunders, died in 1973. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church and the Gallia Senior Citizens.
     She is survived by three sons, Jack and James McClure, both of Cedarville and Roy McClure of Springfield; four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Hazel) Henry, Crown City, Mrs. Randy (Annabelle) Allen, Mrs. Russell (Louise) Scholelock and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Aiken, all of Columbus; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Hazel) Ryan of Wisconsin; two stepsons, John Saunders of Patriot and Donald Saunders of Chicago; 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Shelley Woodrum of Huntington and Ira Woodrum of Lesage, six sisters, Mrs. Bessie Mounts, Glenwood, W. Va.; Mrs. Beulah Poynter and Mrs. Della White, both of Ona, W. Va.; Mrs. Irma Purdue of Lesage; Mrs. Orpha Poynter of Huntington and Mrs. Mary Cooper of Point Pleasant.
     Services will be held Monday 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with William Kuhn, evangelist, officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 13, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Robert L.

Private R. Saunders Dies of Wounds
     Pvt. Robert L. Saunders, who was wounded on Luzor, April 17, died in a hospital there April 19. The death message was received Friday in a telegram to his father, Shirley Saunders of Gallipolis Route 2. It also contained an expression of sympathy and the promise of a letter to follow.
    "Bob" would have been 21 years old in July. He entered service in March, 1943 and had spent about 20 months overseas. He was a fine young man and his death has stunned the family, their relatives and friends.
     Besides the father, he is survived by a brother, Pvt. Hudson Saunders, also serving his country overseas and a sister, Mrs. Merrill Harrison, grandparents and a host of other relatives.
     It will be recalled that Bob's mother, Mrs. Belva Halley Saunders, died very suddenly last July (mssing words) for the last rites.

[Stone: Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township, July 1, 1924; April 29, 1945]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Saunders, Pvt. Robert L.

Soldier's Rites Set Wednesday
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Bethel Church for Pvt. Robert L. Saunders, son of Sherl Saunders of Akron and the late Belva Ann Halley Saunders. Pvt. Saunders died on Luzon April 29, 1945 and his body will be at the home of his brother, William Saunders, at Thivener, after today. The Revs. W. Z. Coffey and Earl Cremeens will have charge of the services and pallbearers will be Urban Baldwin, Billy Wooten...[rest cut off]

[Note: from stone b. 31 July 1924 Bethel Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                            Top of Page

Saunders, Russell Calvin

Russell Calvin Saunders
Dec. 21 1909 - April 13, 2008
     GARLAND, Texas: Russell Calvin Saunders, 98, of Garland, formerly of Ironton, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2008.
     Russell was born on Dec. 21, 1909 in Gallia County, Ohio. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Among his many accomplishments, he took much pride in being honored with an award from the SCSEP for his employment at Wayne National Forest at the age of 92, where he continued his employment until the age of 96. Russell was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Zachariah and Lemma Smith Saunders; a brother, Vernon Saunders and four sisters, Nelly Baker, Bonnie Martin, Dorothy Hutton and Ruby Saunders.
     He is survived by a son, Charles Saunders of Baltimore Md.; three daughters, Darlene Drake of Garland, Texas, Mary Moore of Bradenton, Fla., and Yvonne Stillpass of Bethesda, Md.; three grandchildren, Christopher and Lisa Saunders of Baltimore and Erica Scior of Sarasota, Fla. His special nieces and nephews that he loved very dearly also survive him.
     A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sharon Baptist Church Building Fund, 2010 South 5th St., Ironton, Ohio. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

Ironton Tribune
Submitted by Frances Kay Brown                                                                  Top of Page

Saunders, Sarah A. [Cofer]

In Memory

Another friend has left us,
Another call has been given;
Once more death has bereft us,
Our hearts with pain are riven.

     Again the grim reaper has taken from our midst a loving mother. Sarah A. Cofer Saunders was born Sept. 11, 1871, youngest daughter of Rev. C. B. and Cynthia A. Cofer. With her passing from this mortal life on Dec. 13, 1935, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 2 days, she leaves but two, H. P. Cofer of Huntington and Newton Cofer of the Philippine Islands of her parents' family of ten children.
     On May 2, 1891, she was united in marriage to Pilate P. Saunders and they walked together life's pathway 44 years, sharing each other's burdens of joy and sorrow, always a constant companion to the heart-broken husband. There came to bless this union four children, Leonard F. Saunders, Mrs. Okey Wallace, Mrs. Forrest Blaker and Virgie E., who preceded her mother to the spirit land in 1899. Thirteen grandchildren are also left to mourn her departure, and a host of relatives and friends.
     She was converted and united with the Bethlehem Baptist church some 40 years ago. She lived a consistent Christian life until death. A mother's love and counsel will be missed by the family. Her last illness was of eight weeks' duration borne with patience and cheerfulness. She died in the triumph of living a faith and hope in Jesus that fadeth not away.

Sleep on dear mother, such lives as thine
Have not been lived in vain,
But hold an influence, rare, divine,
On lives that here remain.

     We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to those who assisted in any way during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother: Rev. C. C. Cole for his consoling words; Undertaker Lee Stevers for his efficient service; the choir; and all who furnished flowers.
                         P. P. Saunders and Children

[Note: From her death certificate she was buried at Bethlehem CE in Guyan Twp. and her mother was Sintha Alison. Her gravemarker is listed under Sanders.]

Newspaper (prob. December 1935, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Elliott file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                          Top of Page

Saunders, Sherley Lawrence “Sherl”

Saunders Rites
     GALLIPOLIS - Services for Sherl Saunders, 77, who died Thursday at his residence will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Unroe will officiate with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Born in Gallia County, he was a son of Charles (Charley) and Emma Phillips Saunders. He was a retired farmer.  His first wife, Belva Holley [Halley], died in 1944.
     He is survived by his second wife, Effie Boggs Saunders, a son, William (Hud) Saunders, Bidwell; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Emma) Simpson, Toledo and Mrs. Dan (Shirley) Cummons, Gallipolis Route 2, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, and three brothers.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 8, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Stanley Paul

     Stanley Paul Saunders, 69, died yesterday at 7:30 a.m. He resided at Rt. 1, Northup, at the Elmwood Village Nursing Home, Ashland, Ky. He had been in poor health for two years. He was born September 16, 1910, in Huntington, to the late Jacob McClelland Saunders and Clemenia Johnson Saunders. Only two brothers of 10 children survive; Everett Saunders and Henry Saunders, both of Huntington. He was a printer all his life; he worked at the Herr Printing Company.
     He married Mary White of Gallipolis in 1931, who survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Florence) Watson, Gallipolis. Their only son was killed in 1961. One grandson, Robert Saunders, North Carolina, was reared in the home. There are six grandchildren surviving. He was a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ and the DAV. He served in WWII in the Army.
     Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals, with pastor Bill Kuhn. Calling hours are from 2 - 4 and 7 – 9 on Thursday. Burial will follow in St. Nick’s Cemetery, Yellowtown.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 23, 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley

Saunders, Stephen  [no cemetery entry]

Death of Stephen Saunders
     Stephen Saunders, who had resided at Winfield, W. Va., for some time, died at that place Monday but was brought and taken to his brother's, J. H. Saunders of Saundersville, for burial. He lived to the ripe old age of 80 years, and at his death had a daughter and two sons still living.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 22, 1904
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Saunders, Susan Isabelle

Susan Isabelle Saunders, born March 1850, died Feb. 1930, age 79 years and 11 months.
     She was united in marriage to Robert Saunders in 1866, to this union were born the following children: Charles, Thivener, Ohio; John, Raccoon Island, Ohio; Samuel, Northup, Ohio; Grover, Leaper, Ohio; Stanley, Gallipolis, Ohio; Ella McDaniel, Pittsburgh, PA; Iva Sheets, Gallipolis, Ohio and Vesta Elliott, Columbus, Ohio; an infant preceded her to the Great Beyond. Besides a loving companion and children, she leaves twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-seven g-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
     She was converted in early life, joined the Mercerville Baptist Church of which she was a member until death. She lived a consistent Christian life, abiding in the One who redeemed her from sin. She had been sorely afflicted for years. All that loving hands could do could not restore her to health. God in his wisdom saw fit to remove her from this world and take her to live in the Mansion prepared for his redeemed ones.
     The companion will miss her companionship, the children her advice; but may they say "She has finished her course, God's will be done." And may they realize Mother is waiting at the gate to welcome her loved ones home.

Tis finished, the conflict is past,
The heaven-born spirit is fled.
Her wish is accomplished at last,
And now she's entombed with the dead.

No sickness, or sorrow or pain
Shall ever disquiet her now,
For death to her spirit was gain
Since Christ was her life here below.

Her soul has now taken its flight
To mansions of glory above,
To mingle with angels of light
And dwell in the Kingdom of love.

The coffin, the shroud and the grave,
To her were no objects of dread,
On Him, who is mighty to save,
Her soul was with confidence stayed.

Then let us forbear to complain,
That she is now gone from our sight;
We soon shall behold her again,
With new and eternal delight.

We, too, must the summons obey,
We, too, shall the victory gain
And rejoice to hasten away
With her sainted spirt to reign.

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 1930
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Saunders, Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore R. Saunders
     Theodore R. Saunders, 74, died Thursday at his Sycamore Street residence in Middleport, following a lingering illness. He was born March 2, 1907 in Gallia County, a son of the late Emory and Charlotte Wilcoxen Saunders. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
     Surviving are his wife, Daisy M. Frazier Saunders; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Ray Barton, Berea; Madona and Edward Dudek, North Olmsted; a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore, Jr., and Lorrie Saunders, Baltimore, Md., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Saunders was a retired crane operator for the Structural Steel Corp., Cleveland, and he attended the Middleport First Baptist Church.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark McClung officiating. Burial will be in Danville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Daily Sentinel
Friday, Aug 7, 1981
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free

Saunders, Tim

     Tim Saunders, 15, Rt. 2, Vinton, died Saturday in Children's Hospital, Columbus. Born July 7, 1971, in Mullins, W.Va., son of Eunice Davis Saunders and the late Paul L. Saunders Sr., he was a student at the Guiding Hand School and a member of Vinton Baptist Church.
     Also surviving are nine brothers, Virgil of Florida, Paul Jr. of Jackson, Randy of Clinton, Mass., Jesse of Woodbridge, Va., James of Dallas, Texas, John and Jackie, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Joe of Bluefield, W.Va., and Samuel, serving with the U.S. Army in Germany; three sisters, Sandy of Pineville, Ky., Sally of Durham, N.C., and Elizabeth of Bluefield, W.Va.; and two foster brothers, Tim and Richie, at home.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday

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

Saunders, Vesper T.

Death Claims Gallia Native In Huntington
     Vesper T. Saunders, a native of Gallia county, and a resident of 2716 Collis Ave., Huntington, a retired policeman, died Wednesday afternoon in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. He retired from the Huntington Police Department in 1952, after 14 years of service. He had previously been a building contractor.
     He was born in Gallia county, son of the late Walter and Tennessee Halley Saunders. He is survived by his wife, the former Emma Wagner, and they had been married for over 50 years. A daughter and son surviving are, Mrs. Raymond Belville of Huntington, and Ralph Saunders of Chesapeake. There are four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
     Other survivors are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Mabel Willey and Mrs. Walter Wolf, both of Dayton, Lloyd Saunders of Philadelphia, Pa., and Vance Saunders of Salina, Calif. Mr. Saunders was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Beard Mortuary. Rev. Neil Irons will officiate and burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 1, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Walter E.

Saunders Rites At Mercerville Today
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at Mercerville for Walter E. Saunders, 78, mention of whose death in Huntington appeared in yesterday’s paper. There was a service, too, at 11 o’clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bennett, 1517 Fourth ave. Burial was made at Mercerville. It was in that community that he was born and reared.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 22, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saunders, Vern Alfred

Vern A. Saunders, 86, Retired Farmer, Dies
     Vern Alfred Saunders, 86, died at his home in Rodney around 10:30 a.m., Monday. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Saunders was born in Gallia County on Jan. 9, 1884, son of the late Alfred W. and Augusta Day Saunders. He married Stella Rowley on April 2, 1905, in Gallipolis. She survives, along with two sons and two daughters, Claude Saunders, Yellow Springs, Ohio and Ernest Saunders, South Solon, Ohio; Mrs. Harold (Maxine) Bradds, Jamestown, Ohio and Mrs. Wallace (Clara Mae) Saunders.
     Three children preceded him in death. One brother and four sisters survive, Dale Saunders, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Jennie Sheets, Marengo, Ohio; Mrs. Sadie Barlow, Marion; Mrs. Arlie Watson, Owenville, Ohio, and Mrs. Pearl Saunders of Gallipolis. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Eighteen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren survive.
     He was a member of the Siloam Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday at Miller's Home for Funerals with Rev. Glen Biddle officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 29, 1970
Transcribed by J. Farley

Saunders, Virgil

     Virgil Lawrence Saunders, 65, Chillicothe Road, was dead on arrival at Holzer Medical Center at approximately 2 p.m. Monday.
     He was associated with the Kuhn & Saunders Roofing and Heating firm. Born March 25, 1911 in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Herbert and Ethel Allison Saunders.
     He married Lucille Curry Aug. 5, 1931 in Catlettsburg, Ky., who survives along with the following children; Mrs. Don (Patty) Sellvage, Columbus; Bill, Larry and Richard, all of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, Merrill and Ralph, Gallipolis; Wayne, Porter; Gene, Clarksburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Thelma McBride, Gallipolis; Mrs. Bobby (Francis) Schoonover, Kanauga, and Mrs. Tom (Arlene) Cobb, Baltimore, Md. One brother, Donald, preceded him in death in 1973. He attended the Gallipolis Christian Church.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Willis Funeral Home with Denny Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
     Pallbearers are Willard Leedy, Harold Davis, Bill Brown, Wayne Elliott, Bob Davis, Jack Simms and Vernon Kuhn, honorary.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 4, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Saunders, Wealtha

Mrs. J. Saunders Died Midnight
Rites at Ohio Chapel, Mound Hill 3 Thursday
     Mrs. John S. Saunders, aged 71, died shortly before midnight last night at her home at Clay Chapel after a long illness. She was Wealtha Halley before her marriage and is the last of her family.
     Two sons survive, in addition to the husband, Clyde and Clarence (Pete) who live near the parents. She also leaves six grandchildren, two grandsons in service. A daughter Edith died in 1917.
     Friends may call at the home after 6 o'clock this evening. Funeral will be held Thursday at 3 o'clock, EWT at Ohio Chapel Rev. Wade Radford of Piketon, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and sons.

[Note: 1873-1944 handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                      Top of Page

Saunders, Wilda May [Call]

Taken to Bladen for Burial
     Mrs. Osias Saunders died at London, O., Tuesday and was brought here last evening on the K. & M. train and was taken down to Bladen today on the steamer Bowyer and the funeral was conducted this afternoon at Bladen under direction of Wetherholt. Her name was Call before her marriage.

[Note: Buried in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 17, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Saunders, William

Met Death In River
William Saunders Drowned at Swam Creek Thursday while Swimming in Ohio River
     William Saunders, aged about 30 years, a son of Columbus Saunders of Saundersville in Guyan township, was drowned Thursday while swimming in the Ohio river at Swan Creek. The body was recovered. At the time of his death Saunders was swimming with his brother-in-law, Charles Ours.
Saunders had made his home with his father since the death of his wife and baby, both of who succumbed to an attack of flu in February. Mrs. Saunders was formerly Miss Anna Ours. Mr. Saunders leaves brothers, Emmett, Herbert, Amos and Okey, and two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Saunders and a sister Dorothy, who is married and lives in Columbus.

Death By Drowning
     The tragic death,by drowning in the waters of Swan Creek, late Thursday evening of William Saunders, aged thirty nine, son of C. M. and Mary F. Saunders, marked the extinction of an entire household within a space of six months. Mr. Saunders, who had been working near Columbus for several weeks came to this community a few days ago and was visiting [cannot read] relatives before returning to his work. On the day of his death, he was at the home of his brother-in-law, Wiliam Ours, who lives on Swan Creek, and in the evening, in company with another brother-in-law, Charles Ours, went quite a distance down the creek looking for a hole of water in which to go in swimming. Just back of the residence of E. E. Fraley on the F. H. Mills farm, the two men found sufficient water and went in. The body of water was not large, but deep and cold. In a few minutes after entering, Mr. Ours heard cries of help from his companion and saw him sink immediately beneath the murky water, from which he never rose. Mr. Ours was shocked, and became frantic from the tragedy which was so soon enacted that he scarcely knew what to do, but summoned help as soon as possible. A number of persons were soon on the scene and succeeded in recovering the body from its watery grave.
     All efforts to resuscitate the body proved futile and it was removed to the home of E. E. Fraley and Undertaker Coleman R. Halley and relatives of the young man summoned. The body was afterwards taken to the home of Edgar Saunders at Mercerville pending arrangements for the funeral. The services were held from the Mercerville church Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeans and attended by a large crowd of friends and relatives. Rev. E. L. Sheets and Rev. W. K. Riggs also assisted in the services. Burial was made in the King cemetery in Ohio township, beside his wife and child that were taken by death the same day, only a few months ago.

[Note: Tombstone dates are 1885-1923]

Gallipolis paper                                                                                            Top of Page

Saunders, William

     William J. (Bill) Saunders, 81, of Teens Run-Providence Road, Eureka, died at 1 a.m. today at his residence. Born Nov. 4, 1900, in Ohio Twp., Gallia County, son of the late Urias and Hannah Craig Saunders, he was a retired state highway employee and farmer and member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
He married the former Margaret Jackson, who survives, on Dec. 4, 1933. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, he died April 14, 1982]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. April 14, 1982
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sawyer, Carrie E.

Carrie Sawyer Died Last Night At Bidwell Home
Funeral Is Set For 2 Wednesday At Bidwell
     Miss Carrie E. Sawyer, esteemed resident of Bidwell, died at her home there at 9:05 last night. She lacked but four days of reaching her 77th birthday. She had been ill the past year. For a long time, Miss Sawyer was The Tribune’s correspondent at Bidwell, giving up her work when growing infirmities made it expedient to do so. She and her brother, Tom Sawyer, lived together; and her death leaves him the only survivor of 14 children of Keiser and Sarah Morehouse Sawyer. The Sawyer family came to this county from Westmoreland, Va., and the Morehouses from New England.
     Miss Sawyer was born near Bulaville, Sept. 4, 1865, but much of her early life was spent between Rodney and Adamsville on what in later years was known as the Tope farm.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Bidwell Methodist Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday by Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Interment in Fairview Cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son.

[Note: Name is spelled Sawyers on her tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 1, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sawyer, George

George Sawyer, Worthy Citizen, Died on Monday
Gained Fame As Violin Maker--Native and Lifelong Resident of County --Funeral Wednesday
     George B. Sawyer, who died at the Holzer Hospital at 12:55 Monday afternoon, was a lifelong resident of this county. His illness began a week ago Friday evening. Twenty-four hours later he was taken to the hospital and underwent an operation for an intestinal disorder. Though making a valiant fight for recovery and showing a power of resistance that amazed the hospital physicians, the battle was an uneven one. There was a turn for the worse, with an abandonment of hope for his restoration to health, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Before the end came he had lapsed into unconsciousness.
     Mr. Sawyer was born near Bulaville on Jan 9, 1862 and his age was 71 years, two months and 18 days. He was a son of Kaiser Sawyer, who came here from historic Westmoreland, VA and of Sarah Morehouse Sawyer of a pioneer Gallia County family that had come hither from New England.

Lived Near Rodney
     From Bulaville the Sawyer family moved to a farm between Rodney and Adamville now owned by G.O. Tope. It was there that George B. spent his early manhood.
     Mr. Sawyer was twice married. His first wife was Nellie Beardsley. Three children of this union survive him, Miss Ruth Sawyer, Supervisor of Music in the local schools; Sallie, wife of Capt. Tom Woodward, this city and Alva of Toledo.....but the mother died in 1904.
     On June 11, 1906, Mr. Sawyer and Margaret Jane Blosser were married in Kansas City. Returning here on their honeymoon, they made their home in Bidwell until the following September wen they moved to Gallipolis. For several years, or till about 1910, he conducted a grocery store on Court Street, where his music store is now, having moved to that location a few months ago. The family have lived at 327 Third Avenue.
     Mrs. Sawyer, who survives him, has been quite ill, most of the the time bedfast, for the last five weeks. For her and the children there is a general and genuine sympathy over the loss of one who gave them the full measure of love and devotion. He was strongly attached to his home and family. He was also a staunch churchman having been [missing] years as a maker of violins. The wood he used came from the Carpathian Mountains, the source of the supply of Stradivarius the famous. The Sawyer violins will be a lasting monument to his skill and patience and thoroughness as a workman.
     In addition to the member of his immediate family, two brothers and two sisters, survive the decedent: Dan E. Sawyer, Columbus, TN; Mrs. C.G. Campbell and Miss Carrie Sawyer, Bidwell. Dr. Charles G. Parker was a first cousin.
     Funeral services, which are to be brief, will be held at the residence at 1:30 Wednesday, with Rev. H.H. Wilbur in charge. Burial in Fairview Cemetery near Bidwell by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate: born Jan. 9, 1862; died March 27, 1933.]

Gallipolis Paper
[March 27, 1933]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Sawyer, Hattie &
Sawyer, Sarah [Sawyers]

Two Deaths in the Family of Daniel Sawyer Within Eight Hours
     Twice within eight hours Saturday night death visited the family of Daniel and Charlotte Sawyer, at Arlington. One daughter Hattie, aged 23 years, and another, Sarah, aged 13 years, followed her eldest sister at 7 o’clock Sunday morning.
     The family consisting of father, mother, three boys and three girls, came to Columbus several months ago from Gallia county and bought a lot in Arlington, with the expectation of building upon it next spring. In the meantime they resided in a house which formerly belonged to J. H. Miller, who removed to Dublin. Soon after moving into the place, Mrs. Sawyer was stricken with typhoid fever, but recovered. Hardly was she able to be out again when the two daughters took sick with the same disease. A strange fact in the case is that Mr. and Mrs. Miller, who formerly lived in the house and raised a large family of children there, had no sooner moved to Dublin than the father and mother were taken ill and died with a few hours of each other.
     The funeral of the two girls will take place Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the residence. - State Journal, 10th. The many friends of the family in this county will sympathize with them in their great sorrow.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 14, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sawyer, Margaret Jane [Blosser]

Mrs. George B. Sawyer Passes Wednesday P.M.
     Mrs. Margaret Jane Blosser Sawyer, died at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon at her home 327 Third Avenue. She had been ill for some years from a tubercular affliction but her death was caused or hastened by a clot or other cerebral disturbance. For a week her condition had seemed hopeless. She passed away after falling into a sleep or coma. Mrs. Blosser [Sawyer] would have been 72 next June 11. She was born, it is believed in Springfield Township but was reared in Cheshire.
     On June 11, 1906, she and Mr. Sawyer were married in Kansas City. They made their home in Bidwell till the following September and then moved here. Since his death in March, 1933, his daughter, Miss Ruth, maintained the home and she and her sister, Mrs. Sallie Woodward, have been tenderly devoted to her.
     Alva Sawyer, a step-son, living in Toledo, left Lima this morning for Gallipolis on learning of Mrs. Sawyer's critical condition.
     Mrs. Sawyer was a high type of Christian woman. She bore her distressing illness with fortitude ad with patience and with appreciation for the efforts of all who ministered to her comfort.
     Her nearest relatives are two nieces, Mrs. Will Walker and Mrs. Maurice Towne, both of Kansas City. They are daughters of the late D. Monroe Blosser.

Expressed Gratitude
     To neighbors and other friends who showed her kindnesses during her long illness. Mrs. Sawyer was very appreciative and wanted them all to know how deeply grateful she was.

Unusual Tribute Paid to Mrs. G. B. Sawyer
     At the funeral of Mrs. George B. Sawyer yesterday Rev. H. H. Wilbur read an obituary that contained this striking tribute: "Her step-children considered her the most unselfish person they had ever known."
     A beautiful duet by Mrs. S.D. Huntington and Miss Clara Worman marked the last rites at the house and the house was filled with old friends and neighbors and relatives of the decedent.
     Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery beyond Bidwell by George J. Wetherholt and Sons. The pallbearers were Judge White, Harry Maddy, A.W. Carl, Floyd Russell, J.R. Gwinn and Squire Mauck.

[Note: June 11, 1863 - Feb. 20, 1935]

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

Sawyer, Marilla

     Mrs. Marilla Sawyer, wife of late Lewis Sawyer, died at the home of her daughter, Martha Young in Bidwell, Gallia Co. Ohio Nov. 7. 1917.
     She was born about the year of 1810, in Virginia. She came to Ohio about 1844. She was the mother of ten children: Mary, Martha, Hester, John, James, Pathea. Lucinda and sons and three daughters survive and twenty-three great-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren are living to mourn their loss.
     Her death was due to old age, she being about 107 years of age. She bore the weaken and wearing away of her body bravely and with a smile frequently. The end came calm and peacefully. Funeral was conducted by Rev. James Farris, Bidwell. Burial by Undertaker Clem Glassborn. Her body was laid to rest in the New Hope Cemetery.

Mother rest! thy warfare's over.
Though you have toiled for
many a year,
God has called you from our midst,
We will sadly miss you, mother;
But we hope to meet again.

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 15, 1917
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                      Top of Page

Sawyers, Annie

Mrs. Dan Sawyer [sic] Dead
     Mrs. Sawyers, wife of Mr. Dan E. Sawyers, passed away at the Protestant hospital in Columbus Friday. The funeral services and interment were held there Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Sawyers were former Columbus residents, and about a year ago moved from there to Kerr Station, this county. They had no children. Mr. Sawyers is a native of this county, and his many friends here deeply sympathize with him in the loss of his wife.

[Note: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin Co., OH]

Gallipolis Times
Circa Tuesday, September 26, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sawyers, Daniel E.

Dan E. Sawyers, 83 Years Old, Died Yesterday
Retired School Teacher Spent Most Of His Life Hereabouts—Burial In Columbus
     Daniel E. Sawyers, retired school teacher, a native of this county, and a member of its oldest and best-known families, died yesterday at his home at 656 Chestershire Road, Columbus. He was 83 years old. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at Spears chapel; burial at Wesley Chapel, Columbus.
     Mr. Sawyers, who was a brother of the late G. B. Sawyers, violin-maker of this city was known to be in very poor health He is survived by four children, Mrs. A. P. Persinger, Mrs. S. M. Doyle, and Lester Sawyers, all of Columbus, and Arius of Hilliards. There are also a surviving brother and sister, T. M. And Miss Carrie Sawyers, both of Bidwell.

One of 14 Children
     Decedent was born at Bulaville and was a son of Keiser Sawyers, a native of Virginia, and of Sarah Morehouse Sawyers, of a pioneer Gallia county family that had come from New England. Daniel E. was one of 14 children born to them. Four of these died in infancy and Arius died at the age of 14.
     Just a month age the Tribune published a brief sketch about the Sawyers family; a sketch that embraced some remarkable facts. It said in part: “The remaining 10 children lived to an average age of 76 years.” “They were firm believers in the Gospel of Christ and those of Divine acceptance. They were professional school teachers, having taught altogether 150 terms of three months each, some of them teaching as many as 50 terms—all is Gallia County.” “It was the family’s good fortune in having had no serious accident—not so much as a broken bone.” “As teachers they were considered successful and were often called upon to teach where it was hard to maintain good order and proper discipline.” It might be added they were rugged, stalwart clean-living men and women.
     Prior to moving to the Capital City, Daniel Sawyer lived at Kerr, most of his life having been spent in Addison and Springfield townships.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 27, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sawyers, Lucinda

     Mrs. Lucinda Sawyers, aged 72, living with relatives at Rodney, passed away at noon Friday, Sept. 1, 1916. She had been ill for some time with leakage of the heart.
     She was the daughter of Kaiser and Sarah Sawyers, born at Porter, O., and is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Flora Campbell of Alexander, Mrs. Ira Russell of Bidwell, Miss Carrie Sawyers and brother Tom with whom she resided, Geo. B. Sawyers of this city and D. E. Sawyers of Kerr. O.
     She was a good, kind, christian lady, being a member of the Methodist church since her early youth and leaves a wide circle of friends.
     The funeral will be conducted at Rodney church Sunday at 10 a.m., interment at the Long cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Sawyers, Mary Margaret    

     Died in Porter, on the 14th inst., Mary Margaret, a very pretty and interesting little daughter of Kelser and Sarah Sawyers. Thus at the early age of five years, with all her sweetness of affection, cheerfulness and intelligence, she has been translated from scenes of care and sorrow to a world of ineffable bliss and unfading joy.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 28, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Sawyers, Sarah

     At her home, near Rodney, of heart disease Sept. 10, Mrs. Sarah Sawyers, in her seventieth year. The funeral services were conducted by J.W. McCormick at Rodney, Sept. 12 and the remains interred at Long Cemetery.

[Note: Cemetery also known as Fairview]

Gallipolis Journal
Sept. 17, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Saxon, Paula B.

     GALLIPOLIS - Paula B. Saxon, one week old daughter of Everett and Mary Hunt Saxon, 5066 Strathmore Dr., Cincinnati, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati. The Saxons, who have lived in Cincinnati for the past five years, are former Gallipolis residents.
     Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Mary and Thelma, and two brothers, Robert and Everett, all at home; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hunt and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Thelma Saxton, all of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Densil Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Old Mercer-ville Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 a. m. Saturday.

[Note: The cemetery entry has the year as 1968.]

Athens Messenger
Friday, June 23, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Saxton, Wilbert

Wilbert Saxton Dies Suddenly
     Wilbert Saxton, 61, Thurman, died very suddenly Monday at 3:50 a.m. in Holzer Hospital. He had been rushed to the hospital following a heart attack and died a short time after his arrival.
     Mr. Saxton had been a resident of the Thurman community for 31 years, moving there from his native Mason county, W. Va. He had engaged in the restaurant and service station business and his latest place of business was recently removed at the far side of the village to make way for the new highway. He was a prominent member of the community and held membership in the Centerville Lodge, No. 371, Free and Accepted Masons.
     He was born in Mason county, March 5, 1894, to the late George W. and Louise Call Saxton. On Dec. 23, 1920, he was united to the former Hattie R. Dowell, at Point Pleasant and she survives. Mrs. Saxton is the correspondent for the Tribune at Thurman.
     To this union five surviving daughters were born, Mrs. Mary Hall, Mrs. Faye Folden, Mrs. Margaret Folden, Mrs. Anna Mad Perroud, all of Thurman, and Ruthie at home. Two sisters and two brothers who survive are James, Charleston, W. Va., Robert, Rt. 1 Oak Hill, Mrs. Mattie Terry, and Mrs. Jessie Whitt, both of Thurman
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., at the Thurman Methodist Church, with Rev. T. J. Butcher, Carpenter, and Rev. John Davis, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the New Zion Cemetery under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday and at the Saxton home Wednesday afternoon and until the hour of the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 16, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sayre, Asbury

     Asbury Sayre was born in the state of West Virginia on the thirty first day of March, 1906 and died Nov. 6, 1927, aged 21 years, 8 months, and 5 days. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Sayre, moved to Addison, Ohio six years ago and here Asbury grew to young manhood.  Here, by his gentle pleasant manner he endeared himself to the aged man and to the prattling child alike, to the greatest and the least.  Unobtrusive, honest, refined, hospitable he stood ever ready to grant a favor or to guard a trust.  He bore no malice, contemplated no injury, left no enemy.  Who could erase from memory his sparkling smile or the ready toss of his head in pleasant salutation?
     So few the moments between the sound of his laughter at his mother’s door and the tragic sound of heavy footsteps of those who bore his body in the door. Yet can we say death is not merciful?  We weep because we do not understand. Disease cannot waste his body now, life’s heavy responsibilities cannot bow his buoyant spirit, crushing disappointments cannot reach him.  All in rose-petaled youth, swift as the flight of birds, he trod the pathway to the stars.

 “With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
 He has drifted into an unknown Land,
 And left us dreaming how very fair
 It needs must be since he lingers there.”

     There are young hearts that have found their first great sorrow in the loss of him who shared his all with them.  Left in deepest grief for his untimely death are a father and a mother of whom he was ever thotful [sic], to whom he was so devoted, so tender, so true. 

Gallia Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 10, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Sayre, Jeffrey Lynn

     GALLIPOLIS - Jeffrey Lynn Sayre, 24, of Gallipolis Route 1, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center following a long illness. Born in Cheshire, he was a son of Andy Sayre of Cheshire and the late Virginia Berkley Sayre. He was a repairman for the Gallipolis Electric co., spent most of his life in Gallia County and attended the Wesleyan Church in Point Pleasant.
     Survivors include his wife, Ann Lee Sayre, Gallipolis a son, Jeffrey Sayre, Jr., at home; six brothers, Samuel of Yuckum [Yoakum], Texas; Gerald of Bidwell, Harold of Gallipolis; Ray of Kanauga; Roscoe of Washington State, and Glenn of Gallipolis; and a sister, Mrs. Janice Herbert of Fort Polk, La.
     Services will be today, 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. William Wisemandle officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant, [WV].

[Note: 6/21/1951 - 4/16/1976]

Athens Sunday Messenger
April 18, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sayre, Jeffrey Lynn

     GALLIPOLIS—Jeffrey Lynn Sayre, 24, Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died at 10 a. m. Friday at Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health approximately seven years.
     An electrical repairman with the Gallipolis Electric Co., he was born June 21, 1951 at Cheshire to Andy Sayre and the late Virginia Berkley Sayre.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Lee, whom he married June 27, 1969 in Gallipolis, a son, Jeffrey, Jr., these brothers and sisters, Samuel, in Yockum, Texas, Gerald, of Bidwell, Harold, of Gallipolis, Ray, in Kanauga, Roscoe, of Washington state, Mrs. Janet Herbert, Ft. Polk, La., and Glenn, in Gallipolis.
     He spent most of his life in Gallia County and attended Wesleyan Church in Point Pleasant, W. Va. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. William Wisemandle officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.

Gallipolis Times Sentinel (Pg. 3)
Sunday, April 18, 1976

Transcribed by Sandy Milliron


Sayre, Margaret D. [Mulford]

     Margaret Darlyne Sayre, 34, 447 Pike St., Kanauga, died Monday in the Holzer Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1936, to Otto and Phyllis Kennedy Mulford, Middleport. She married Roy Arthur Sayre in 1957. He survives along with the following children: Jennifer Ellen Cremeans, Gallipolis; Cindy Faye Sutphin, Cheshire; June Renee Sayre, at home and a son, Roy Allen, also at home. She is survived by a brother, Connie Mulford, Pomeroy; and a sister, Betty Goodall, Middleport. She was preceded in death by one brother and sister. She is also survived by one grandson.
     She was a 1954 graduate of Middleport High School; she was employed by Gallipolis City Schools as a bus driver for the past 10 years. She was a Jehovah’s Witness and attended the Kingdom Hall on Bulaville Rd.
     The funeral will be at Warehime Funeral Home Thursday at 10: a.m. The clergy will be Mr. Edger Harrop. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 27, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Sayre, Robert E.

     Robert E. Sayre, 48, of 675 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio, died Monday at Booth Memorial Hospital, Florence, Ky. Born Jan. 10, 1933, in Mason County, W. Va., son of the late Amsel Sayre and Mrs. Goldie Smith, Letart, who survives, he was racetrack superintendent at the Latonia track in Lebanon.
     Also surviving are his wife, Wilma Burns Sayre; a daughter, Sherry Lynn, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Stewart of Gallipolis, Mrs. Beulah Smith and Mrs. Betty Smith, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Joann Hacker of Proctorville; a brother, Michael of Point Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Wednesday, July 22, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Sayre, Wilma [Burns]

     GALLIPOLIS - Wilma Sayre, 58, 2216 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday, April 28, 1995 in Holzer Medical Center. Born July 19, 1936 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elma Gladys Sigler Burns.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sayre, in 1981; and by a brother, William Burns.
     Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Sayre of Lebanon; a grandson, seven sisters, Mildred Daft, Clara Wolfe, Linda Kinder and Carol Burns, all of Gallipolis, Thelma Harrington of Columbus, Christine Kirk of Middleport and Sue Chaney of Queens City, Texas; three brothers, Robert Burns, Clarence Burns and James Burns, all of Gallipolis; her mother-in-law, Goldie Smith of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; and a special friend, Lucy White of Point Pleasant.
     Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Centenary Cemetery, with the Rev. David Hopkins officiating. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Monday from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holzer Medical Center Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Times Sentinel (Pg. 6)
Sunday, April 30, 1995
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Scarberry, C. C.

     C. C. Scarberry was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, April 17, 1856, and departed this life Wednesday, August 22, 1922. He leaves to mourn their loss the following children in addition to his wife, Emma Blake Scarberry, Miss Betty Scarberry, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Pearl McGuire, Bladen, Ohio, Donald Scarberry, Springfield, Ohio. One daughter, Mary Scarberry Call, preceded her father to the great beyond three years ago. The following grand-children also survive: Emmalee and Enos McGuire and Raymond Call; also three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Sites, Ona, W. Va., Mrs. Rachel Lewis, Rio Grande, Ohio, Mrs. Sarah Berridge, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mr. J. J. Scarberry, Marietta, Ohio, and W. P. Scarberry, Rodney, Ohio.
Mr. Scarberry was converted and joined church twenty years ago. Since that time he has lived a consistent Christian life and was greatly beloved by everyone who knew him.

[Note: Bethel Cemetery Ohio]

Gallipolis paper
August 22, 1922
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                         Top of Page

Scarberry, Clarence

     Clarence C. (Cotton) Scarberry, 75, died early today in Pinecrest Nursing Center. Born Oct. 3, 1906, in Gallipolis, son of the late William and Myrtle Roe Scarberry, he was a city employee for 28 years and also worked at the Gallipolis Golf Course for 13 years. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
     Surviving are four sisters, Ella McNeely and Nellie Seeley, both of Huntington, W.Va., and Maude and Lucille Scarberry, both of Gallipolis. He was also preceded in death by three brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 29, 1982
Transcribed by J. Farley

Scarberry, Emma Blake

     Emma Blake Scarberry was born Dec. 17, 1865 in Lawrence county, Ohio, and departed this life at Springfield, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1926. She was united in marriage to C. C. Scarberry in December 1881. Her companion preceded her into the Great Beyond, departing this life August 22, 1922.
     To this union were born four children, three of whom are still living and one, Mrs. Mary Call, departed this life in January 1919. The living children are Mrs. Pearl McGuire, Bladen, and Mrs. Ralph Morgan and Donald Scarberry of Springfeld, Ohio.
     The deceased leaves one sister, four brothers, six grandchildren and many friends and relatives to mourn her departure. She united with the Christian Church 35 Years ago, transferring later to Grace M. E. church at Springfield, where she was a consistent member at the time of her death. She was also a loyal member of the Anna Clark Chapter of the W. C. T. U.

[Note: Buried in Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Tp]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page

Scarberry, Helen Barbara [Porter]

Mrs. Scarberry Dies At 82
     Mrs. Helen Barbara Scarberry, 82, died at 4: a.m. today at the Helmick Rest home on Fourth Ave. A resident at the home for two weeks, she previously had lived at 1001 Third Avenue.
     She was a native of Jamestown, Ky., born Feb. 16, 1877, to the late Thomas and Lucinda Thompson Porter. Her mother died when she was 17 months old and she was brought to this county where she was reared by her grandmother. A sister died in infancy.
     She was married to Marion Scarberry Dec. 2, 1909. She was the mother of the following children, William of Marietta, Mrs. Howard (Margaret) Sheline of Gallipolis, Mrs. A. C. (Edna) Wood of Middleport, Mrs. Ed (Ernestine) Jarrett of Belle, W. Va., and James serving in the Army in Germany. Mrs. Scarberry spent most of her life in the Bladen community and was a member of the Victory Baptist church. The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals where friends may call.

Scarberry Services
     Services for Mrs. Helen Scarberry, 82, who died Thursday will be held at 2: p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Oma Williams of Crown City will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Pall bearers will be Russell Porter, Clyde Porter, Thomas Porter, Lawrence McQuaid, Herbert McQuaid and Lester Thompson. Mrs. Scarberry’s son, James, who is serving in the Army in Germany, was due to arrive in Gallipolis today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 16, 1959 & Saturday, July 18, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Scarberry, Laura M. [Johnson]

Crown City Woman Burned To Death Tuesday Evening
     Mrs. Noah Scarberry of Double Creek near Crown City, 30 years of age, was burned to death from her clothing catching fire from an open grate Tuesday evening. She leaves a husband and several children.

[Note: She was the daughter of Sherman & Martha Swain Johnson. Her burial took place at Stewart Chapel Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 19, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Scarberry, Lucille
     Lucille Ida Scarberry, 63, of 20 Mill Creek Drive, Gallipolis, died Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past eight years.
     Born Feb. 20, 1919, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late William and Myrtle Roe Scarberry, she attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ella McNeeley and Mrs. Nellie Seeley, both of Huntington, W. Va., and Maude Scarberry of Gallipolis. Four brothers also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Thursday, May 20, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Scarberry, Lucy Ann

     SCARBERRY - Nov. 5, 1883, Mrs. Lucy Ann Scarberry, wife of J.P. Scarberry, aged 35 years. Of her it may be truthfully said " In life beloved and in death lamented."

[Note: Death Certificate..Born 1847 Rome Township; died Feb. 5, 1883 Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio. 36 years of age.]

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 29, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Scarberry, Mrs. William (Margaret)

Mrs. Scarberry Dies; Funeral To Be At Good Hope Today
    Mrs. William Scarberry, 78, died at her home on Swan Creek at 8 p.m. Sunday.  She was twice married.  Her first husband, James Pinkerman, has been dead 55 years.  They are survived by two children,  Mrs. Manson Shafer, Crown City, and George Pinkerman, Lesage, W. Va. Of her second marriage, there survive four sons, Marion Scarberry, Gallipolis R.D. 2; Noah, Crown City; Charles and Richard at home.  There are also two brothers and four sisters, as follows: James and George Wells, Lawrence County; Sarah Walters, Gallipolis; Melinda Burcham, Athalia; Nancy Cron, Ironton R. D.; Hannah Vance, Ironton.  Rev. John Hall was to conduct the funeral at Good Hope at 2 o’clock today.  Burial by Stevers Funeral Service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 7, 1936
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Scarberry, Marion S.

Mr. Scarberry, 73, Retired City Employee, Dies
     Marion S. Scarberry, 73, a retired city employee and resident of 1724 Chatham Ave. 1[?] died at 12:05 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been a patient for eight days. He had been in declining health for a year.
     Mr. Scarberry was born Aug. 14, 1889 in Lawrence County, the son of the late William and Margaret Wells Scarberry. He is survived by three brothers, Noah of Chesepeake, Richard of Swan Creek and Charles of Dayton. A sister preced[ed] him in death.
     His marriage to the former Helen Porter of Kentucky took place Dec. 3, 1909 and she died four years ago. Two sons and three daughters who survive are William of Marietta, James, who is serving in the Army in Germany, Mrs. Adiran (Edna) Wood of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Edward (Ernestine) Jarrett of Belle, W. Va., and Mrs. Howard (Margaret) Sheline of Gallipolis. There are eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
     Mr. Scarberry was a member of the Eastern Avenue Church of Christ in Christian Union. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Everett Delaney will officiate and burial will be in Pine Creek [Street] cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOD as 1962]

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Scarberry, Mary [Lewis]

Mrs. W.P. Scarberry Dead
     Mrs. Mary Lewis Scarberry, 66, wife of Mr. William P. Scarberry, died at the family home in Gallipolis on Tuesday night, May 17, 1932, after a long period of invalidism.
     Mrs. Scarberry was a daughter of the late Squire John Lewis of Harrison Township. She and Mr. Scarberry were married in 1891. She was a member of the Rodney M.E. Church, where the family lived until a few years ago when they purchased a home in East Gallipolis.
     She leaves a husband, three step-sons, Wilbur G. Scarberry of Wellston, Elmer E. Scarberry of Parkersburg and Columbus C. Scarberry of Gallipolis and two sisters Mrs. Dorcas Blagg of Portsmouth and Mrs. Belle Wray of Fostoria.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Scarberry home, interment following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: stone says Marie Jane]

Gallipolis Paper
May 17, 1932
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Scarberry, Mary [Lewis]

Death Comes To Mrs. William P. Scarberry
Funeral Services Are Set For 2 O’clock Friday
     Mrs. Mary Scarberry, wife of William P. Scarberry, died at 10:45 Tuesday night at their home in East Gallipolis. For two weeks she had been seriously ill from liver trouble and complications, but she had been in poor health for perhaps 20 years.
     Mrs. Scarberry was 66 years old and a daughter of the late Squire John Lewis of Harrison township. She and Mr. Scarberry were married in 1891. With all the tenderness and devotion of an actual mother, she helped to rear his three children by a previous marriage --- children who reciprocated her kindness and affection in fullest measure down through the years from their childhood to her last illness. The three are W. G. Scarberry, superintendent of the Wellston schools; Elmer E. Scarberry, Parkersburg, and C. C. Scarberry, Gallipolis.
     The decedent is survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Dorcas Blagg, Portsmouth, and Mrs. Belle Wray, Fostoria.
     Mrs. Scarberry was a member of the Rodney M. E. church. They lived at Rodney until a few years ago when he sold his farm there and bought and moved to the property that adjoins on the east what is known as the Lakewood property now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ray.
     Funeral services will be held at the house at 2 o’clock Friday, Rev. J. V. Stone is expected to conduct the services, but he has been in the East the past week. Burial will be in Mound Hill by Undertaker Fred J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 18, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                             Top of Page

Scarberry, Nettie [Burnett]

Mrs. J. F. Scarberry Died Sunday Morning, Interment at Pine St.
     Mrs. Nettie Scarberry, wife of J. F. Scarberry, died Sunday morning at her home at 422 Twenty-First Street, Huntington. She had been a resident of that city for 17 years. After funeral services at 2:30 today at the home to be conducted by Rev. Edwin H. Cross, pastor of first United Brethren Church, the body will be brought here for burial in Pine Street cemetery.
     Surviving are the husband, three children, Ola Mae, Marie and William Scarberry; her mother, Mrs. Susan Burnett; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Webster and Mrs. Earl Moore of Gallipolis; and five brothers, Edward, Albert, Charles, Herman and Henry Burnett, all of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 15, 1932

Mrs. Scarberry Rites Here Wednesday 2:30
     HUNTINGTON - Feb. 16 -- A change was announced today in the arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Nettie Scarberry, wife of J. F. Scarberry. Services will be held at the Baptist Church in Gallipolis at 2:30 Wednesday. Burial will follow at Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 16, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Scarberry, William P

W. P. Scarberry Dies
     William P. Scarberry, 75, a native of Ohio township, and the father of C. C. Scarberry of near Rodney, W. P. Scarberry, head of the state school for the blind, and E. E. Scarberry of Parkersburg, died Monday in Columbus. Funeral services were at Rodney Tuesday with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Scarberry was well and favorably known over the county. He was twice married, first to Miss Mary J. Lewis, the mother of his children and second to Miss Maggie Dillon. Both preceded him in death.

[Note: Dates from tombstone 1860-1935]

Galllipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Scarbrough, Wanda D. [Swain]

     Wanda D. Scarbrough, 51, a resident of Rt. 1, Crown City, died in Holzer Medical Center around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. She had been in failing health the past year. She was born June 24, 1928, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Stanley Swain and Bessie Dillon Swain, who survives and resides in Crown City.
     She married Raymond R. Scarbrough on March 14, 1946, in Crown City. He survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Mike (Gloria Jean) Hall, Indianapolis, Ind. Three brothers and three sisters survive: Orman Swain, Lakeland, Fla.; Aldean Miller, Gallipolis; Naomi Gooderham, Nelda Smith, Verlin Swain and Nelson Swain, all of Crown City. Two grandchildren survive.
     One brother, Paul Swain, and one sister, Bertha Mae Miller, preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Crown City Wesleyan Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Shockley and Rev. Dan LeRoy officiating. Burial will follow in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 2 p. m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Dale Scarbrough, Kenneth Scarbrough, Keith Scarbrough, Larry Miller, Dave Owens and Mike Irwin.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 10)
Monday, June 25, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Schaefer, Adeline E. [Damron]

Mrs. C.H. Schaefer Died at Columbus
     Mrs. C.H. Schaefer passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Homer Brown in Columbus at 9:30 A.M., today, Saturday, December 17, 1920, after a few days illness from heart trouble and complications.
Mrs. Schaefer leaves only one daughter Mrs. Brown, two sisters Mrs. Oliver and Mrs. Sallie Gardner of Gallipolis, and two brothers John Damron of Gallipolis and Ed Damron of Columbus. The body will arrive here at noon Monday over the H.V. accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Homer Brown and possibly others.
     The funeral will take place from Grace Methodist church at 2 a.m. Monday. Rev. Morrell officiating. Undertaker Hayward will be in charge of the interment which will be at Pine Street Cemetery by the side of her husband.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 18, 1920
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Schaefer, Dr. Earl

Dr. Earl Schaefer Dead
Young Man Who Left Gallipolis Ten Years Ago Today
     Word was received, yesterday, from Columbus friends that Dr. Earl Schaefer, of whose illness we spoke yesterday, died Saturday at Yuma, Arizona, of double pneumonia. His body was ordered shipped here and will arrive Friday or Saturday and will be buried by Hayward at the Pine Street Cemetery. Other arrangements will be given later.
     Dr. Schaefer was a son of the late C. H. Schaefer, a traveling salesman for years for the Henking Bovie Company and later for the Anchor White Lead Company, and who met with injuries in a runaway over about Jackson from which he died.
     Earl was a bright young man, a graduate of our public schools and of a college of medicine and was 34 to 36 years of age. He is survived by his mother and one sister Mrs. Dr. H. C. Brown, of Columbus. He was afflicted with catarrh and hay fever that seemed uncontrollable, and he left here in company with Postmaster Earl W. Mauck on the 18th day of April, 1901, for Arizona. Mr. Mauck was not in good health at the time and they thought a change would benefit them. They went to Prescott and six months later was joined by Albert Neal, who is now in California near San Diego. Mr. Mauck remained out there for a year and then returned to Gallipolis.
     Dr. Schaefer and Mr. Neal separated, and not much is known of the Doctor’s doings out there by Gallipolis friends. It is said that he went to prospecting in the mineral region and sometimes was quite successful and sometimes not. It is said that he declared he would not come back until he had made his fortune. He may have practiced medicine some but we do not know of it. It is said that his malady grew worse and developed into catarrhal asthma and his life was distressing and burdensome ending in pneumonia. Naturally he was bright, intellectual, big hearted and of a happy lively disposition and a great favorite. Mr. Mauck says that there wasn’t a hundred men in all Arizona that knew as many men as he did after being there only a year. His friends here will much regret his untimely end and his memory be held in the greatest respect.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. Information on stone: Earle H., date of birth November 10, 1875, date of death April 15, 1911.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XVII
Number 90
April 18, 1911
Gallipolis, Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                   Top of Page

Schaefer, Edward G.

Edward G. Schaefer
     Death invaded the home of Captain and Mrs. C. H. Schaefer on Saturday morning last, at one o’clock, and claimed as its victim their son, Edward Gaylor [sic- Gaylord?] Schaefer, aged 23 years, 3 months and 12 days. For many years he had been afflicted with a painful affection of the inner ear, at times causing him intense suffering, and to relieve which he had an operation performed some years ago. Two weeks preceding his death he came home, suffering severely. Improving some what, he went upon the street, took cold, and grew rapidly worse; but until a few hours before death his case was not considered dangerous.
     The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon last, at the family residence on Third Street, Rev. P. A. Baker, of the M. E. Church, officiating. The pall bearers were E. N. Deardorff, L. C. McClelland, Dr. H. C. Brown, F. R. Williams, E. J. Halliday and B. L. Gardner, and the interment, was by Hayward and Son at the Old Cemetery.
     Edward was an exemplary young man, a universal favorite with all who knew him, and with the promise of a brilliant and successful business career. When but sixteen years of age he entered the wholesale house of Miles, Bancroft and Sheldon, of Columbus, and his qualifications were such that he was soon put on the road. About a year since he was appointed a traveling agent of the National White Lead Company, of New York, and was engaged in the duties of the position when stricken down.
     The sympathy of all our people is extended to the bereaved family.

With silence only as their benediction
God’s angels come.
Where in the shadow of a great affliction
The soul sits dumb.
Yet would we say every heart approveth,
Out Father’ will.
Calling to him the dear ones whom he loveth,
Is mercy still.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. He is buried at Pine St. CE (Gallipolis) with the following information on his stone: date of birth August 20, 1869, date of death December 3, 1892.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XXVI
Number 5
December 10, 1892
Gallipolis, Ohio
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                   Top of Page

Schaeffer, Lucy M.

Mrs. Lucy M. Schaeffer

     Mrs. Lucy M. Schaeffer, 51, died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at her home 1717 Morgan Street. She was born in Crown Point [sic] Ohio. She was a member of the Story-Hypes Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church.
     She leaves her husband, W.O. Schaeffer, one son Paul Schaeffer of Springfield, two brothers John and Howard [Harvey] Fulks of Millers, five sisters, Mrs. Effie Lewis of Ironton, Mrs. Maggie Williams of Proctorville, Mrs. Emma Caldwell and Mrs. Betty Dillon of Crown City, and Mrs. Letha Swain of Kneugen [Kanauga] Ohio.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Story-Hypes Church. Burial will be made in Ferncliff Cemetery.

[Note: Ferncliff Cemetery is in Clark County, Ohio]

Springfield Daily News
Thursday, July 9, 1925
Submitted by Eve Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Schaefer, Mary

Death of Mrs. Schaefer
     Mrs. Mary A. Schaefer, died at the home of her son, Mr. C. H. Schaefer, in this place, last Tuesday night. She was one of our oldest people, being in her ninety—fourth year at the time of her death, and has made her home in Gallipolis for many years. Mrs. Schaefer was a most estimable woman, being a christian in the full meaning of the term, and will be greatly missed by her church, the Methodist, of which she had been an honored member for a long time. It would be needless to endeavor to give even an abridged account of her useful life, but the memory of it is inscribed in indelible characters upon the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She was the mother of Mr. C. H. Schaefer, Mrs. John L. Kuhn and Mrs. Henry.
     Her funeral took place from the M. E. Church last Friday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of our citizens, which fact attests the high esteem in which she was held in the community.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. She is buried in Pine St. CE (Gallipolis) with the following information on her stone: date of birth December 25, 1797, date of death January 20, 1891, b in Germany, w/o Jacob F.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XXIV
Number 11
January 27, 1891
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                   Top of Page

Schartz, Jacob

Death of Jacob Schartz
     Mr. Jacob Schartz, a well-known citizen of this city, died Tuesday afternoon, August 1st, 1899. His funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. L. Seasholes-Baptist minister of Lansing, Mich, who is here at his old home on a visit, at 9 a. m., Thursday morning, the interment following at the old cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mr. Schartz and a deceased brother were all the children of Lorenz and Catherin Schartz, deceased. He was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, February 17, 1832, and came to this country with his parents when only 14 years of age. They settled on Kanawha, coming here some years before the war. Mr. Schartz was an industrious, pushing young man of polite and agreeable manners and soon obtained a position of trust and responsibility as salesman with S. T. & R. Langley, and was with them until the firm passed away and later was also with Mr. Wm. C. Miller in his store. After this he owned the boat store on the wharfboat and later on carried on a meat market, in all of which he showed good business qualifications and was prosperous. [Unreadable text] he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Jane Beck, daughter of Mr. Leonard Beck living a short distance from the city. By her he became the father of Charles, William, Gregory, Fannie, James, Kate, Rose, Olivia, Capitola and Harry Schartz, the twin sister of Rose dying in infancy and Harry getting drowned in his 13th year in 1891.
     From Harry’s death dates the decline of Mr. Schartz’s health. The shock to him was so great it gave him a nervous trouble which developed into locomotor ataxia, which has affected him for years, and which latterly rendered him well nigh helpless. His native spirit of push and energy stayed with him however, and he never felt so well as when trying to get about and aiming to something. For the past year, however, it was simply impossible for him to go from home, and he has contented himself with tinkering about home.
     Mrs. Schartz and he went out to her father’s to spend a week, he expressed a desire to go. There seemed to be no change in his condition until Monday night, when he became very restless. Tuesday he did not rise from his bed, and in the afternoon said he would like to come home. Mr. Leonard Beck, Jr., got out his express and was going to bring him to town. Mr. Schartz insisted that he could walk to the wagon, but they thought he was too weak, and so strong arms carried him and placed him in the wagon, when suddenly without the slightest warning he died.
     He was a kindly dispositioned man; good to his family and to all. He belonged to no church or order. He was inclined to the Lutheran’s, but yet liked the Baptists, and in former days taught a class in the Sabbath School of that church. Those who knew him in his days of vigor and usefulness will regret exceedingly to hear that he is no more on earth.

[Note: Name is spelled Shartz in cemetery database.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 2, 1899
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Schenck, Joseph

Former Gallipolis Merchant Dies in New Jersey
     A telegram was received Monday by relatives that Joseph Creighton Shenck of New York City but formerly of this city, had passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rudolph Roehrs, where he had been visiting over the week end, in Rutherford, N.J. Although in poor health for the past three or four years following a serious operation, his death came as a shock to his relatives and friends, as he had been able to attend to business most of the time during this period.
     Mr. Schenck was born in Gallipolis about seventy years ago. He married Mary T. Mills, daughter of the late Dr. W.W. Mills, and sister of Mrs. F.E. Hutsinpiller, Mrs. F.A. Norton, Letitia Mills of this city and Mrs. R.B. Waddell of Worthington, Ohio.
     He was educated at the public schools of Gallipolis, leaving school quite young and beginning his business career with the firm of W.Y. Miles and J.T. Halliday in the dry goods business in the building located at the corner of Court and Third Sts.
     He was always a careful business man. Some thirty years ago he left Gallipolis for New York City where he engaged in the advertising business. He was connected with the Dry Goods Economist of that city for years. He was deeply interested in politics in Bergen County, New Jersey, holding many responsible positions and always at all times called upon for a speech in which he was especially gifted. He was an extensive reader and a deep thinker. In the business world (he) was a live wire. He was likable and made friends easily.
     He leaves his wife and six children and a sister Mrs. Charles Payne, formerly of this city and now living in Cincinnati, Ohio. His funeral was held Wednesday in Rutherford, N.J.

Gallia Times
July 28, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Scheneberger, Ceserene [Corn]

Death of Mrs. Schneberger [sic]
     Mrs. Ceserene Schneberger, a fine old lady, passed away at her home on Garfield avenue Friday, March 23, 1917, at the age of 80 years. She was the daughter of Francis and Cedalize Brunner Corn and was born in Laussan, Switzerland, coming to this country when quite young. She married Louis Schneberger in 1837 and to them four children were born, one dying in infancy and the following surviving: Mrs. Fannie Belcher of this city, Mrs. Helen Eblin of Akron, O., Mrs. Julia Tallutt of Sidney, O., and one step son in Laussan, Switzerland.
Mr. Schneberger died in October, 1911.
     The deceased has been a resident of this city for a number of years and was a fine old lady of a kind Christian nature and leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn her death. She had been in failing health for the past six months but recently suffered a stroke of apoplexy that hastened her death.
     The funeral will be conducted from her late home at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. R. H. Coulter, interment to follow at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward. The pall bearers selected are John Worman, Ed LeBlanc, Byron Allard, C. W. B. Walker, Dr. Chas. Parker and George Brothers.

Gallia Times
March 30, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

Scheneberger, Louis Pierre

A Fine Old Gentleman
Released from Suffering and Given Eternal Rest
     Louis Pierre Scheneberger born May 5th, 1828, died Oct. 13th 1911. Mr. Scheneberger was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, was married in 1852 in Switzerland. His wife died within a year, having given birth to a son, Edward, who is still living in Lausanne, Switzerland. He came to this country in 1848, returning to Switzerland in 1849. He again came to this country in 1852, to New York state and remaining there until 1854, when he came to Gallipolis and has resided here ever since. In 1856, Dec, 4th, he was married to Miss Cesarine Bruner, daughter of the late Francois and Cedaline Bruner. By this marriage four children were born to them, the first died at birth and the other three still living viz., Mrs. Moses Tallut of 4th Avenue, Mrs. James Belcher of Garfield avenue, and Mrs. F. S. Eblen, of Akron, Ohio.
     Mr. and Mrs. Scheneberger celebrated their golden wedding in 1906 and had a most delightful day at their pretty little Swiss home down the river. Both were kindly, hospitable people, in offensive to God and man and of those who tried really and truly to love their neighbors as themselves. Some years ago a lot of river vagabonds trespassed on their place below town and an altercation and encounter ensued in which Mr. Scheneberger was badly beaten about the head. It is supposed to have caused a malignant growth inside of his jaw which swelled it to such an extent that latterly it was difficult for him to take any nourishment, but great as his sufferings were not a word of complaint or repining escaped him.
     The fact is he was one of nature’s noblemen; philosophic, yet with an exalted and artistic sense and of a most kindly nature – a lover of mankind, of nature and her works, and found pleasure with birds and flowers, with fruits, vines, berries and the garden. He formerly owned the Blanc place and quite a large vineyard there. Later, on moving down the river road he built a large greenhouse and after he was tired of pursuing his trade of stonemason, he became a florist and supplied Gallipolis mainly with the products of his place. Every one admired and esteemed him and every one was his friend but will be glad to know that he fell asleep with the composure and serenity of a mind and heart void of any intentional wrong to anyone in the world, surrounded by family friends and his good wife who has shared with him the joys and sorrows of life through all these years. She and the family relatives will have wide sympathy in the loss of so good a man in all the relations of life.
     Mr. Scheneberger’s funeral services will be Sunday at 2 P.m. conducted by Rev. Joseph Angel at his late home, the interment by Hayward following at Mound Hill. The pall bearers will be Messers. John Worman, Ed Blanc, C.W.B. Walker, Byron Allard and Geo. W. brothers.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 14, 1911
Transcribed by J. Farley

Schilling, Maxine [Darst]

     Maxine Schilling, 86, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Holzer Medical Center. She was born March 28, 1926 in Middleport, Ohio, daughter of the late Cash and Sadie McElhinny Darst. Maxine married Donald Schilling on August 8, 1960, and he survives her. She was a secretary at Kyger Creek High School and a homemaker. Maxine was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Ladies Group, Elizabeth Circle.
     Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Don Schilling of Gallipolis, a daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Gary Taylor of Gallipolis; two grandchildren and their spouses, Eric and Anne Taylor of Williamstown, West Virginia, and Katie and Sam Shawver of Gallipolis; a great-grandson, Braxton Taylor; a brother, Bill (Charlene) Darst of Cheshire; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Schilling of Lancaster, and Doris Hartsook of Grove City; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bradbury and Gertrude Darst.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Grace United Methodist church with Bob Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Her body will lie in state at the church from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Bradbury, Mark Darst, Steve Darst, Ron Cornelius, Thurman Smith, Dennis Schilling, Steve Schilling and John Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Taylor, Eric Taylor and Sam Shawver.
Please visit to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Schneemilch, Dora

Death of Mrs. Schneemilch
     The funeral of Mrs Dora Schneemilch, whose death was briefly mentioned in last weeks issue, was held at Fairfield church last Saturday by Rev. R. R. Denney, interment following in the church graveyard. Mrs. Schneemilch was born and married in Germany, coming to this country when her eldest son Fred was seven years old. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church and a kind, good woman, respected by all who knew her. She was the widow of the late Englehart Schneemilch and leaves three children, Mrs Carrie Hess and Gus at home and Charles of Marion, O. The eldest son, Fred died about three years ago.
     The funeral was largly attended. Her death again calls attention to the fact that the older German residents of this county are rapidly passing away and but few remain of the original German settlers.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 26, 1907
Transcribed by Carl E. Queen

Schneemilch, Emma C.

     At the residence of her parents, on Fourth Street, February 25, 1891, Emma C., daughter of Fred and Lizzie Schneemilch, aged 7 years, 7 months and 10 days. The funeral services will be held at the family residence, Friday, February 27, at 2 P. M. Burial at Mound Hill.

[Note- born 1883.]

From- Funeral Notice (printed card), unknown source
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Schneemilch, Engelhard

     At his house near Harrisburg, this county, December 26th, 1893, Engelhard Schneemilch, in the 75th year of his age. Mr. Schneemilch was born in the city of Hassafelde, Germany, on the 9th day of January, 1819, and came to America in 1859, locating in Gallia County, Ohio, where he has since resided.
     In 1852, he was united in marriage with Miss Dora Keye, and to them were born four children: Frederick, of Gallipolis; Charles, of Columbus; Carrie, wife of Charles Hess; and Gustavo, who still resides at home, all of whom, with the stricken wife and many relatives and friends, mourn the loss of a loving husband, an indulgent father, and a kind neighbor and friend.
     The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. O. F. Jackson, from II. Peter 1:16, after which the remains under the direction of Undertaker Daniel Glassburn, were laid away to rest in the Long Grave-yard, there to await the sounding of the trumpet of God.

The Bulletin
Saturday, January 6, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page

Schoenlein, William F.

Pomeroy Resident To Be Buried Here Thursday
     William Schoenlein of Pomeroy, who was very well known here, died Tuesday morning. He had been in distressing health for some time, but the immediate cause of his death was pneumonia from which he had been ill but a few days.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Sallie McClelland of Gallipolis and a daughter, Miss Adele Schoenlein, who is employed in Cincinnati.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 EWT at the Ewing funeral home in Pomeroy. The body will then be brought here for interment in the McClelland family lot in Mound Hill Cemetery. The funeral party is expected to arrive here about 4 o’clock (fast time).

[Note: March 8, 1872 – October 5, 1943; Age 71 yrs. 6 mos. 27 das.]

Gallipolis Daily tribune
Wednesday, October 6, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Schoonover, Bobby L.

     BOBBY L. SCHOONOVER Bobby L. Schoonover, 66, of 628 Burnett Rd. Kanauga, died Monday June 1, 1992 at Holzer Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born on June 20, 1926 in Kanauga, son of the late Walter H. Schoonover and Thelma Daugherty Schoonover of Kanauga.
     Mr. Schoonover a Gallia County naitve, was a retired employee of the Mississippi Valley Barge Lines, retiring June 1, 1985. He was a member of the Huntington and Meigs County Beegle clubs and attended the Gallipolis Christain  Church. He was a World War ll Navy veteran, Kentucky Colonel, and was very active in Boy Scouts.
     Survivors include his wife, Frances Saunders Schoonover; four sons, Donald Lonnie Schoonover, David Schoonover both of Gallipolis, Bobby Lee Schoonover of Point Pleasant, and Jeffrey Lynn Schoonover of Jacksonville, Fla., 11 grandchildren, two brothers; Walter Schoonover Sr., and William H. Schoonover, both of Gallipolis; and one sister Mrs. Lester (Wanda) Lee of Kanauga. Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Denny Colburn officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memeory Gardens. A grave side military falg presentation will be made by VFW Post 444. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. 

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 2, 1992
Transcribed by Marian Baker Schoonover                                                       Top of Page

Schoonover, Fannie Fern [Seeley]

Aged Kanauga Resident Passes
Rites 2:30 Saturday
      Mrs. Fannie Fern Schoonover died Thursday at her home in Kanauga. She was 79 years old and had been an invalid for nine years. The daughter of John and Anne Sealey, she was born at Tuppers Plains and was the widow of Adolph Schoonover, who has been dead a number of years.
      She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Mrs. Grace Flynn and Walter Schoonover of Kanauga and Sell, of Parkersburg. She also leaves three sisters Mrs. Mable Duberry of Toledo, and Mrs. Maude Gelseman and Mrs. Cora Peirsol of San Francisco; and eight grandchildren.
      Funeral services will be held at her late home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with the Rev Jennings Cremeens officiating. Burial will at Lone Oak Cemetery Point Pleasant by the Arnett Funeral Service.
      Pallbearers will include Robert Heslop Pt. Pleasant, Roy Shoemaker Gallipolis, Cecil and Woodrow Daugherty, Robert and Ed Vance and Paul Burns of Kanauga.

Gallipolis Dailey Tribune
Friday, September 5, 1941
Submitted by Patricia Schoonover, great granddaughter.

Schoonover, Margie Eleanor [Thomas]

Margie E. Schoonover
     Margie E. Schoonover, 62, Cheshire, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 12, 1935 in Parkersburg, W. Va. daughter of the late Marion Francis Thomas and Helen Eleanor Roush Thomas. She was a member of the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge and was formerly employed as a sales clerk
at Chapman Shoes in Pomeroy.
     She is survived by her husband, Jerry Schoonover of Cheshire; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Janet Thomas of Cheshire; several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m. at the Middleport Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with burial following in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, Sep 30, 1998
Transcribed by Willi Anderson & Judy Free

Schoonover, Thelma B. [Daugherty]

     KANAUGA - Thelma B. Schoonover, 90, River Street, Kanauga, died Friday, August 6, 1993 at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a retired employee of Holzer Hospital and a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church. Born June 25, 1903 in Muncie, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Homer and Anna Fowler Daugherty.
     Survivors include two sons, Walter Schoonover, Jr., of Kanauga and William Schoonover of Gallipolis; one daughter, Wanda Lee of Kanauga; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Schoonover; one son, Bobby Schoonover, one grandson, two sisters and three brothers.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pall bearers.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
August 8, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Schoonover, Walter F. Jr.

     Walter F. (Junior) Schoonover, Age 82, of Gallipolis, (Kanauga) Community, died Sunday evening at his fishing cabin in Beverly, OH. Born January 14, 1922 in Kanauga, he was the son of the late Walter and Thelma Daugherty Schoonover. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Thomas Richard
Schoonover, by a brother Bobby Schoonover, brother- in-law Lester Lee and by a sister-in-law Frances Schoonover.
     Junior was a retired Chief Engineer from the Ohio River Company, he also formerly worked for the Mississippi Valley Barge Line. He also served in the Merchant Marines. He graduated in the upper 10% of the class from the Merchant Marine Academy in New London, Conn. He greatly enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing.
     He is survived by his wife: Marian Baker Schoonover who [sic] he married on August 6, 1955 in Clipper Mill, OH; 3 children Walter (Jennifer) Schoonover of Leo, IN; Patricia Schoonover of Gallipolis, and Wayne (Deanna) Schoonover of Hubert, NC. 9 Grandchildren: Tammy (Charles) Blake, Tommy Schoonover, Doug Moore,
Telia Schoonover, Wayne Schoonover, Jr., Carl Schoonover, Madison Schoonover, Jordan Schoonover, and Tanya Schoonover; 3 Great-Grand-children: Josh, Maggie and T. R.;1 brother: William Bill (Leah) Schoonover;
1 sister Wanda Lee; a sister-in-law Pat Compton of Gallipolis and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday May 20, 2004 at Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Funeral Honors will be presented at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans Organizations. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Gallipolis City Park Tree Replacement Program.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 16, 2004
Transcribed by his wife, Marian Schoonover

Schoonover, Walter Henry

     Walter Henry Schoonover, 86, 123 River St., Kanauga, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Born June 22, 1897, in Bellaire, son of the late Adolphus and Fannie Seeley Schoonover, he was employed by Ohio Barge Line Co. until his retirement in 1961.
     He married Thelma Daugherty, who survives, on May 14, 1921, at Gallipolis. Also surviving are three sons, Walter J., William H. and Bobby L., all of Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Wanda) Lee of Kanauga; and 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, a brother and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Everette Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 7, 1984
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Schreck, Freddie

Funeral of Freddie Schreck
     The funeral of little Freddie Schreck was largely attended this afternoon. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, probably surpassing anything of the kind ever seen here at the funeral of one so young. Rev. Gelvin of the Presbyterian church conducted the services in a most impressive manner. The pall-bearers were Johnny Lawson, Loyd Ruth, Ellis Sibley and Lew Ayres. The remains were laid to rest in Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday, June 29, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Schreiner, Pearl [Blake]

Rites 4 Sunday For Mrs. Pearl Blake Schreiner
Estimable Woman Succumbs Early Thursday P.M.
     Thursday's Tribune carried a brief announcement of the death of one of this city's gracious and beloved women - Pearl Blake Schreiner. Her death, occurring at 2:10 in the afternoon, ended a prolonged distressing and hopeless illness. For six yeaars her health had slowly and steadily failed. Though helpless and unable to take nourishment for 10 days, she was conscious as late as Wednesday noon. Death was caused by Parkinson's disease (shaking palsy).

Burial Mound Hill
     Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blake home, First and Court, where Mrs. Schreiner had lived with her two sisters and brother since the death of her husband, John F. Schreiner on June 5, 1940. Rev. W. Scott Westerman will officiate and interment will be made in Mound Hill by F. J. Entsminger.
Pearl E. Blake was born near Kerr, this county and was a daughter of Marcus J. and Sue Kerr Blake. When she was quite small the family moved to Gallipolis and this was her home from then on, except for nearly a decade spent in the west.
     Her marriage to Mr. Schreiner was an event of Oct. 17, 1911, he, a native of Pomeroy, then being in business at Mayfield, Kansas. There they lived until late in 1918 and after a sojourn in California, they came to Gallipolis. they acquired and operated for 10 years what became the Market Grocery (now Foldens). In this business Mr Schreiner was a capable and pleasant and accomodating helper.
     From early childhood on decedent was a faithful and loyal member of Grace Methodist Church. she had a beautiful contralto voice and was a member of the church choir for a score of years. Her interest was centered in her home and loved ones and the church; and both as a girl and as a woman she was a great favorite in all the circles in which she moved.
     Mrs. Schreiner is survived by her brother A.M. Blake, and two sisters, Mrs. Viola Plymale and Miss. Anna Blake, all of whom were tenderly devoted to her during her long invalidism. Miss Mary, oldest of the Blake girls, died Jan. 25, 1938.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct 6, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley

Schuler, Jacob

Jacob Schuler
    Jacob Shuler died at his home near Durgan Tuesday and was buried Thursday. He left a wife and one child. Miss Maggie Shuler, a niece, went out Thursday to attend the funeral. Deceased was a fine old gentleman, respected by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 21, 1902
Submitted by Teresa Herrman                                                                       Top of Page

Schuler, Jacob Leo

     Jacob Leo Schuler, 81, died early this morning at his home at 106 Locust St. in Pomeroy. Mr. Schuler was a retired employe[sic] of the New York Central Railroad. He belonged to the Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Carman's Union. Surviving are his wife, Daisy Mulford Schuler; two sons, Anthony, of Columbus, and Paul, of Portland; two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Christina O'Donnell, Pomeroy.
     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Father Bernard Krojcovic officiating. Rosary services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ewing Funeral Home where friends may call anytime. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire.

Daily Sentinel
May 20, 1971
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker

Schuler, Margie Jean

Margie Jean Schuler
     Margie Jean Schuler 78, formerly of Portland, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 in Ketcham's Nursing Home, Crooksville. Born April 25, 1920 in Kyger, daughter of the late Earl and Mary B. Bradbury Rupe, she was a housewife, and attended the Methodist Church.
     Surviving are a son, Jacob E. Schuler of Portland; a grandson; and sister, Gertrude Sabin of Marysville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Schuler; an infant son, Larry schuler, a brother; Wade B. Rupe; and her stepfather, Dale Sisson.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with Charles Mash officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kyger Methodist Church.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 1999
Transcribed by J. Farley

Schuster, Frank

Skeleton Man
Was Found Sunday in Addison Township Woods
     A gruesome find was made in the woods on Thomas REES's farm in Addison Township near the Cheshire line Sunday morning by one of Mr. Rees' boys and another young man named Harry VIARS.
     They had been attending Sunday school, and returning took a short cut through the woods. They stumbled upon the skeleton of a man, lying face downward in a little gully. The boys hurriedly summoned others, and word was sent to Coroner Clary at Gallipolis, who immediately went to the scene and began an investigation.
     It was suspected that the body was that of a patient at the Epileptic Hospital, and an investigation of the records there proved the suspicion to be correct. The body was that of Frank SCHUSTER, who had wandered away from the institution about May 20. At the time of his disappearance he was traced into the Addison neighborhood, but he could not be found.
     The remains were found in a gully by the side of a path, where the unfortunate man had apparently been seized with an attack of his malady and died. The skeleton was removed to Gallipolis where interment was made on Monday.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, August 26, 1914
Submitted by Teresa Herrmann

Schuster, Frank

O. H. E. Patient’s Skeleton Found
Bones of Frank Schuster Found in Gully Back of Cheshire
     A gruesome relic was found on Tom Reese’s farm some four miles back of Cheshire Saturday morning. It was the skeleton of Frank Schuster, an epileptic, who disappeared from the Hospital about May 19th. The bones were brought to Wetherholt’s undertaking establishment, and late this (Monday) afternoon were identified by Dr. Kineon through a trephine performed on the man before he came to Gallipolis.
     The remains were found in a gully by a path, and there were no marks of foul play. The flesh had all disappeared.

[Note: 1883 – about May 20, 1914; Age 31. He was the son of John W. Schuster and had been at the O. H. E. 4 years and 2 months. His burial was on Aug. 27, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 24, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Schwartzwalder, James

     James Michael Schwartzwalder, 75, Starke, FL, died Sunday afternoon in Putmam Community Hospital in Palatka, FL, after a brief illness. Born, Sept 20, 1907, in Gallia County, he operated a farm here until moving to Florida 20 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and Ella Drummond Schwartzwalder.
     Two sisters, Mrs Paul (Virginia) Grover of Rt. 1, Bidwell and Mrs. Pat (Clara Belle) Brady of Keystone Heights, FL, survive; along with a niece in Bidwell. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and several farm organizations.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m, at the the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Don Matson officiating. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Paper
April 10, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page

Schwartzwalder, William Hallard

Schwartzwalder Rites Set For 2 P.M. Tuesday at Entsminger's
Wife, Three Children Survive Nurseryman and Stockman
     Funeral services for William Hallard Schwartzwalder, who died at 9:30 Saturday morning at his home beyond the Children's Home, will be held at 2 p.m at the Entsminger's Funeral Home. Rev. J.S. Hakes will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias.
Selected as pallbearers are C.V. Ward, E.E. Myers, Ralph Davis, Lonnie Burger, Dr. J.P. Haskins and H.W. Dexter. The body was taken back home from the Entsminger Mortuary Sunday evening and friends will be received there up till 11 a.m. Tuesday.
     Mr. Schwartzwalder was 89 years old, having been born January 3, 1877, at Pomeroy, the son of Michael and Atlanta Bradshaw Schwartzwalder. When a young man he completed a commercial course at Carlton College, Syracuse. Through his father he learned the nursery business and then established his own business in and around Gallipolis. For many years the name of Schwartzwalder was a familiar one in horticultural circles in southern Ohio and on the West Virginia side of the river.
     On January 28, 1906, he and Miss Ella Drummond were united in marriage and most of the years of their wedlock were spent on the farm he acquired from the late Charles H. Switzer and long known as the Van Switzer farm. He successfully combined the nursery business with stock raising and general farming and was known for his progressive methods. His had been an active and useful career.
     Hal Schwartzwalder was a jovial man, of powerful frame, who had a wide circle of warm friends and he was tenderly devoted to his wife and children. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church, St. John's Bible Class, Naomi Lodge, Knights of Pythias and various farm organizations.
     There survive, besides Mrs. Schwartzwalder, these three children, James at home; Mrs. Pat Bradley, living on the parental farm and Mrs. Paul Grover, 553 Fourth Ave.; a grandchild and three half-brothers, Wyatt, Wayne and Floyd, all of whom served in World War II. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 27, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown