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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

Smoke, Jennie

     Miss Jennie Smoke, daughter of Henry Smoke, who died at the institute of Gallipolis on Tuesday of last week, was 13 years and 8 months. The funeral took place on Thursday, and interment was made in the cemetery at Mt. Zion church. Her father and one sister survive to mourn her death.

Athens Messenger
August 01, 1899
Contributed by Joyce Robinson

Snead, Betty

Betty Snead, 17, Is Buried Today At Bluefield
     Betty Snead, granddaughter of Frank Mills, Sr., of Swan Creek, died Thursday in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bluefield, W. Va., of a hopeless kidney ailment.
     She was the second child of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Snead (Katherine Mills) and would have been 17 years old on June 29. Besides her parents, she leaves a brother Billy, who is in the armed service and a sister, Nancy, aged 10, at home, 354 Shenandoah Avenue, Bluefield.
     Funeral service was held at 3:30 this afternoon at the Bluefield Episcopal Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluefield.
     Mr. Mills, Frank Mills, Jr., and Mrs. Lewis Maddy of Swan Creek and Mrs. A. F. West (Dorothy Mills) of Marietta went up for the last rites.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, June 22, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Snead, Harry

     A sad death was that last Saturday morning of Harry E., son of Mr. F. M. Sneed [sic]. He was an uncommonly bright, manly little fellow of a little past seven years. He was taken ill only the morning before with symptoms of pneumonia, and in spite of all the attention that could be given grew rapidly worse and died with tetanus convulsions in less than 30 hours after being taken.       
     His funeral services were conducted Sunday at 4 o’clock, by Rev. C. F. Creighton.  The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[Note: The GCGS cemetery index has his name as Harry H. s/o F. M. & Sarah E 1876-1883.  The Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003 record at familysearch.com has him born 22 Feb 1876 in Gallipolis son of Francis Snead & Sarah Haftonstall.]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, April 19, 1883
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Snead, Rebecca

Body of Miss Rebecca Snead Buried Here
     The remains of Miss Rebecca Snead were laid to rest Wednesday morning in Pine Street Cemetery. W. N. Hayward having charge. Prayer was offered at the grave by Rev. Beardsley, funeral services having been held at her late home in Fayetteville, W. Va.
     The body was accompanied here by her nieces, Miss Nettie Snead, of Huntington, and Mrs. Erskine Phillips, and Mr. Phillips, of Fayetteville. Mrs. D. A. Wolfe and son Harry of Pittsburgh, friends of the deceased, also were here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 14, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Snead, Sarah Elizabeth [Haptonstall]

Death of Mrs. Francis Snead
At Her Home In The City On Last Saturday From Paralysis
Funeral Service Was Held Monday Afternoon

     Sarah Elizabeth Snead died early Saturday morning, May 28, at her home on upper Second Avenue, aged 70 years. Death was the result of paralytic shocks received Wednesday and from which she never regained consciousness.
     She was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, her maiden name being Haptonstall and one brother, James Haptonstall, of this city, still survives her.
     She was married to Francis Marion Snead at her home near White Sulphur Springs, Virginia in Oct. 1857. In 1862, the family moved to this city and have occupied the same home for 47 years. Eighteen years ago Mrs. Snead underwent a severe surgical operation and has been in very delicate health ever since with the family bestowing on her every care and attention possible.
     She had been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. Besides the aged husband, she leaves children as follows: James of Huntington; William of Portsmouth and Mrs. E.N. Deardorff and Misses Lillian and Nettie of this city.
     The funeral services at the residence Monday afternoon were largely attended. Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington of the Methodist Episcopal Church conducting the same. The remains were laid to rest in the Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward and Son, the following being the pallbearers, H.E. Conard, J.W. Gardner, A.W. Kerns, S.B. Winters, A.H. Weaver and C.G. Parker.
     Mrs. Snead will be sadly missed and sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and by the bereaved family.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Jan. 28, 1841 VA; died May 28, 1910 Gallipolis; 69 years of age. Francis Marion Snead born 1834 Healing Springs, VA; died Aug. 25, 1919 Gallipolis, 85 years of age, widower. Burial Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 3, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Snider, Maggie

Death of Mrs. Snider
     The remains of Mrs. Maggie Snider, who died at her home in Huntington, were brought to this city on Friday of last week, accompanied by the bereaved husband, Mrs. Henry Baxter, and other relatives, and received interment at Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Deceased was a sister of Mr. John Cline, of this city, and the widow of the late Mat Williams. Her death was caused by dropsy from which she had been a sufferer for a long time.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, June 26, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Snodgrass, James

     James Snodgrass, 57, a resident of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He had been in failing health the past six months. Mr. Snodgrass was a self-employed painter and carpenter.
     He was born April 25, 1922, at Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., son of the late Matt Ellwood Snodgrass and Alice Mae Duncan Snodgrass, who survive and reside at 50 Mill Creek Rd., Gallipolis. He is also survived by his wife, Esta Beck Snodgrass, along with one son and one daughter, Tom Snodgrass and Linda Snodgrass both of Rt. 3, Gallipolis. Two grand-children survive.
     The following brothers and sisters survive; Richard Gallipolis; Mrs. Nellie Stover, Pt. Pleasant; one half-sister, Mrs. Glenna Henderson, Gallipolis and one half-brother, Harold Stover, Addison.
One brother and an infant sister preceded him in death.
He spent most of his life in Gallia County. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U. S. Army.
     Mr. Snodgrass was a member of VFW Post No. 4464 and Gallipolis Eagles Club. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m,. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Patterson officiating Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday. VFW Post 4464 will present military honors at the graveside services.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 3, 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley


Snoke, Minnie B. [Alexander]

     Mrs. Minnie B. Snoke died at the residence of her father, Mr. J.B .Alexander, Sunday, March 26, 1905, after a long illness of tuberculosis. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Harry Lewis, interment following at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt. Besides her husband, Mr. Frank Snoke, lineman of the Western Union Telegraph Co., she leaves Nellie aged 14, Charlotte aged 12, and Frank aged 12, and Frank aged 7; also step-children Rufas T., of Kenton, Daisy at home and Mrs. J. A. Askins, of Homer, Ohio.
She also left brothers Will H. of San Fransisco, J.F. of Cincinnati, Howell, Fred and Hayward, of Charleston and E.J. of Dayton. One sister, Mrs. Asbury Betz, died over a year ago.
     She was born in Gallipolis March 14, 1856, and was married to Mr. Snoke November 3, 1886. Since girlhood she had been a member of the Methodist Church and was a refined, aimable Christian lady and will be missed not only by the immediate members of the family but a host of friends who loved and respected her for the good woman that she was.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 31, 1905
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Snouffer, Nancy Carol [Goddard]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Nancy Carol Snouffer, 39, of Columbus, died Friday in University Hospital following several months illness. She was born in Gallipolis, a daughter of John Frank Goddard, of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Jessie Barcus Smith, of Columbus. 
     She is also survived by a son, Anthony Snouffer, of Columbus, and three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Jones and Mrs. Jean Hendren, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Phyllis Glassburn, Bidwell.
     Services will be announced by the Miller Funeral Home.

[Note: 12/21/1937 - 5/14/1976 ; Buried at Mound Hill Cemetery]

Athens Sunday Messenger
May 16, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Snyder, Rev. Bert

Rev. Bert Snyder Dies Wednesday
     Rev. Bert Snyder, 68, died at his home at Alice at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Born June 22, 1894, to William and Rhoda Betz Snyder. Rev. Snyder’s entire life was spent in the Huntington Twp. community where he died. Decedent was a minister in the Church of Christ in Christian Union. At the time of his death, he was pastor of the Wellston Church.
     He was married April 22, 1916, to Pearl Shively, who survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Dorcas White, Steubenville, and Joan, at home. Two brothers, John Snyder, Alice; and Ora, Springfield, also survive along with three grandchildren. Rev. Snyder had spent several years as a section employe during the early part of his life and prior to his entering the ministry.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Church. Rev. Charles B. Turner, Logan, will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 p.m. this evening. The body is at the McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 19, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Soden, Rebecca

Miss Soden Dead
     Miss Rebecca Soden died in a hospital at Clarksburg, W.Va., Thursday morning, August 10, 1911, following a severe surgical operation. She was in her 51st year and had been a resident of Gallipolis until a few years ago, when she moved to Clarksburg.
     She is survived by brothers Jacob T., of this city, Samuel of Columbus, Roy of Springfield and a sister, Mrs. John White of Clarksburg. The remains, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John White arrived here Friday and were taken to the home of her brother Jacob T. Soden of First Avenue.
     The funeral was conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington of Grace M.E. Church, interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by undertaker Wetherholt. The following acted as pall bearers: Alfred and Elmer Davis, Arthur Pauley, Walker Sheets, W.K. Merriman and Silas E. Gilbert. Miss Soden was a good (rest of line missing.)

[Note: B. May 7, 1861 & D. August 10, 1911]

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 17, 1911
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                  Top of Page


Soles, Frank

     Died, in Rodney, July 1st, 1870, Frank, son of Valentine and Sarah Soles; aged 2 years and 6 days. [Poem by Mary follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
July 7, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Soles, Ira

     Died, April 11, 1863, Ira, son of Howland and Eveline Soles, aged four years and five months.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 14, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Soles, Nellie

Mrs. Soles Dies Today In Wellston
     Mrs. Nellie Soles, 80, Bidwell, wife of Lester Soles, died at 8 a.m. Friday at a Wellston Rest Home . She was a life long resident of Bidwell. Born March 30, 1887, near Vinton, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Tirzah Huntley Quickle.
     Surviving in addition to the husband are two sons, Glenn Soles, Eureka, and Paul Soles, Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Tommy (Mary) Chick, Gallipolis; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Woods, Gallipolis, and a brother, Tom Quickle, Vinton. There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Soles was a member of the Mt. Olive Church, near Bidwell. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

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


Soles, Sarah

Sudden Death of Mrs. Soles
     Word reached town early this morning from Rodney of the sudden death of Mrs. Sarah Soles, of that village, widow of the late Valentine Soles, who died eight years ago. Mrs. Soles was 71 years old and lived alone at Rodney and she and Mrs. Susan Topping, who also lived alone, often spent the night together for company, Mrs. Soles now and then at Mrs. Topping’s and Mrs. Topping now and then at Mrs. Soles.
     Friday night Mrs. Soles was at Mrs. Topping’s. She had been engaged at work all day with her household duties as usual, and retired in a separate bed from Mrs. Topping. She was not feeling well, having been ill with the grip this winter, but being of a very industrious nature, she would go about and try to be as usual and of late had been complaining of her heart troubling her. At about 10 o’clock, Mrs. Topping got up for something and found that Mrs. Soles had passed away without a struggle or sign of dissolution. She had simply ceased to live and had passed away at the house of her old and true friend to whom she had been a companion for so many years.
     Mrs. Soles was kindly in her nature, good and charitable and Christian-like in her ways, though not a member of any church, and her death brings regret to all who knew her, as well as her own relatives.
She was born in Centreville, but had lived in Rodney for a half century. She was the mother of Mrs. Henry Gibbs, Mrs. George Bolles, Mrs. Gustie France and Mr. Harry Soles of this city, and who by the way went to Columbus only yesterday, and Mrs. Helen Cheney and Mr. Ed Soles of near Rodney, all of whom have our sympathy in their loss of a kind and good mother. She left no brothers or sisters.
     At this writing the funeral hour had not been set, but it is likely it will occur sometime Sunday. Harry has been telegraphed for.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 8, 1899

Funeral Services
     The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah Soles took place at her late home at Rodney at 10 a.m. today. Several of the relatives attended from here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 10, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Sommer, John Michael

     John Michael Sommer, 28, Gallipolis, died Sunday, July 12, 1992, at his residence. Born in Gallipolis, July 6, 1964, the son of Jon Michael Sommer and Janice Kaye McKenzie, both of Gallipolis, he was a 10-year employee of the Bob Evans Farms sausage plant in Bidwell, and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Point Pleasant, W. Va., and the Elks Lodge in Gallipolis.
     He was married to Mary Ann Johnson Sommer, who also died July 12, 1992. In addition to his parents he is survived by: a step-mother, Kim Coronel Sommer, Gallipolis; a son, Robert Casey Sommer, Gallipolis; a brother, Jason Frederick Sommer, Gallipolis, and a half-sister, Carol Jo Kidwell, Columbus.
     Also surviving are: maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol H. McKenzie, Gallipolis; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sommer, Florida, and Mrs. Dorothy S. Starcher of Florida; a niece, Candice Sommer and an uncle, Frederick A. W. Sommer, Toledo. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Nanette Moody.
     Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis with the Rev. Albert Earley officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Rick Moody, Joseph Moody, Bernard Holley, Bill Holley, Jack Saunders and Ralph Spence.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 13, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sommer, Mary Ann

     Mary Ann Johnson Sommer, 28, 15 Ann Drive, Gallipolis, died Sunday, July 12, 1992, at her residence. She was born March 14, 1964 in Gallipolis, the daughter of Robert Lee and Beatrice Waugh Johnson of Crown City.
     She was a dispatcher for the State Highway Patrol Gallipolis Post, received The Dispatcher of the Year award for 1991, helped start the Gallia County MADD program, and she attended Kings Chapel Church.
Other survivors include one son, Robert Casey Sommer; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie (Regina) Cremeans, Mrs. Terry (Beverly) Shaffer, and Mrs. Scott (Donna) Gibson, all of Crown City; maternal grandmother, Lyle B. Waugh of Crown City; paternal grandmother, Freda Johnson of Crown City; three nieces and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Michael Sommer.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Todd Johnson, Rick Stocker, Mark Danner, Allen Waugh, Bruce Waugh and Robert Waugh. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Waugh and Richard Waugh.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 13, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Sorg, A.

     The body of Mr. A. Sorg, who was drowned some time last fall, was recovered last Thursday evening near the Island. He was fully identified and buried on Friday by Mr. Skees at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 19, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Sorg, Ambrose

Ambrose Sorg Dead
     Mr. Ambrose Sorg, a former Gallipolis boy, but a resident of Parkersburg for many years, died at a hospital in Ironton last week after a long illness. The remains were taken to Parkersburg for burial. He was 48 years of age and leaves two daughters and brothers Adolph, Albert and Louis, and sisters Mrs. Frank Henake, Miss Elizabeth Sorg and Mrs. Chas. Ratekin, all of Parkersburg.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII, NO. 31
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Souverain, Albert

Souverain
     Albert Souverain died Monday at Bridgeport, opposite Wheeling. We have no particulars as to the cause of his death. He was employed at the Mullineux planing mill for many years and has been at Bridgeport about five years. He was 39 years of age and besides a wife leaves Rube Souverain, brother, and Mrs. Alice Bowyer, a sister. The remains were taken to Mason City for burial, it being the old home of his wife. Albert was a magnificent specimen of manhood and had many friends here who will be sorry to learn of his death.

[Date of death: April 13, 1903]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Vol. XXXVI. No. 23
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                       Top of Page


Souverain, Emily [Jeffers]

     Last Saturday evening upon his return to his home, Mr. Albert Souverain discovered his mother dead in bed. Mrs. Souverain had retired early in the evening, feeling in good health, and at ten o’clock she called to another son, who was asleep in a back room, to know if he heard a noise in the back part of the house. Albert came in at about a quarter to eleven, and going to his room, took the lamp and went into his mother’s room to hang some clothes in a wardrobe, when he noticed that she was lying in a peculiar position, and upon further examination found that she was dead.
     Mrs. Souverain’s maiden name was Emily Jeffers. Her husband, Mr. Nicolas Souverain, died about fifteen years ago. Six children survive her, two boys and four girls. Mrs. Souverain was a most estimable lady, and the family have the sympathy of the whole community in its loss. At the time of her death she was 64 years old.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, June 16, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Souverain, Henrietta

     Died, in this town on Monday morning, Henrietta, wife of Francis Souverain, in the 24th year of her age. She leaves a husband and three children with many friends and relatives, to mourn her.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 30 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Souverain, Sadie

Death of Mrs. Frank Souverain
     Mrs. Frank Souverain, Sr., residing on First Avenue, between Grape and Vine Streets, with her step-daughter, Mrs. Frank [Gusta] Baldwin, died last Monday morning from paralysis and a complication of diseases. She was about 67 years of age. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.
     The deceased leaves two step-children, Mrs. Frank Baldwin and Mr. Frank Souverain; one brother, Mr. Curtis Strong, of Washington, and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Mollohan, of Marion, Kansas and Mrs. Wunderle.
Rev. L. L. Magee conducted the funeral services Tuesday afternoon and the burial was at the Pine Street cemetery.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 15, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Sowards, Betsy [Houck]

Mrs. E. Sowards Died This Morning - Burial 2 Monday
     After a long illness, Mrs. Betsy Sowards, wife of Eustace Sowards, died at 7:15 this morning at their home on Bladen rural route. Her age was 39 years and 50 days. She was the daughter of the late Vint and Lydotia Clark Houck.
     Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Ruby, at home; two brothers, Henry and Noel Houck and a sister, Mrs. Eva Lewis, all of Bladen.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas at 2 o'clock Monday with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial in church cemetery by Stevens.

[Note: Tombstone reads 1880 - 18 March 1939]

Gallipolis paper
1939
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Sowards, Charles Raymond

Sowards Rites Will Be Tuesday
Navy Veteran, 35, Dies in VA Hospital
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from Miller’s Home for Funerals for Charles Raymond Sowards, 35, who died last Friday at the Kennedy Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. A native of Gallipolis and son of Homer and Sophie Albertson Sowards of Kanauga, he has been residing at Daytona Beach, Fla. Ill for six months, he had been a patient in the hospital for three months. Mr. Sowards suffered a bone injury in a plane crash in Bermuda while serving in the Navy just at the end of World War II. He never completely recovered from the injury and relatives said it brought about his last illness.
     A graduate of Gallia Academy High School in the class of 1934, he worked at Holzer Airport from 1934 to 1936 and learned there to fly an airplane. He served in the Navy from 1936 to 1942 and then worked at the Marietta Manufacturing Co. plant at Point Pleasant for two years after which he re-enlisted in the Navy, serving as a chief aviation mechanic.
     He and his first wife, the former Iris Harrison, had two children who survive, Charlene and Walter William Sowards. He leaves his widow, the former Erma Green, Daytona Beach, and their son, Charles Robert Sowards, three weeks of age.
     The body will be at the home of the father, Homer Sowards, in Kanauga, where friends may call. Rites Tuesday will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. H. Green officiating and conducted by units of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, of which deceased was a member.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 30, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Soward, Eustace Herbert

E. H. Sowards
     Eustace Hebert Sowards, 82, a retired farmer, and former county employee, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Rt. 2 Crown City. Mr. Sowards was born in this county on Feb. 21, 1882, son of the late Charles H. and Sarah Jane Gothard Sowards. He was the last of his family.
     He is survived by a daughter, Ruby at the family home. His wife, the former Btty[sic] Houck, preceded him in death. A brother and two sisters are decreased.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mercerville Baptist church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Nicholas cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Died October 20, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 21, 1964

Sowards, Eustace Herbert

Eustace H. Sowards
     Eight-two years old, of Crown City Route 2, died early yesterday at his home. Funeral serviced will be conducted at Mercerville (O.) Baptist Church Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Earl Cremeens. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery near Gallipolis. Born February 21, 1892, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Sarah Jane Gothard Sowards. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Ruby Sowards, at home. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Betty Houch Sowards. The body will be taken from the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home to the home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 21, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Sowards, Frederick C.

Brother Of Local Folk Dies Suddenly
    
Fred C. Sowards, 63, of Barboursville R. 1, W. Va., died Monday forenoon while on his way to consult a physician. Death was attributed to heart disease.
     Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Church of Christ and burial will be in the Waugh Cemetery. Mr. Sowards was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lola Sowards; a son, Charles Sowards, who was driving the automobile in which his father died; one sister, Mrs. John Beaver of Northup, and one brother, Eustace Sowards of Bladen.

[Note: 1/12/1882 - 2/12/1945, Age 63 yrs. 1 mo. He was the son of Charles Henry & Sarah Jane Gothard Sowards. Inscription on his stone is West Virginia MUS, 9 Inf.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 13, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sowards, Garnet Louise  [Phillips]

Long Illness Ends For Young Mother; Funeral Saturday
     Mrs. Garnet Louise Sowards, wife of Alva Sowards, died last night at the home of her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sowards below Addison. She was twenty-five years old and had been ill for three months from tuberculosis.
     Mrs. Sowards was the daughter of Clyde Phillips and the late Lillie Harmon Phillips and was born in Addison tp. She was married Dec. 17, 1926 at Gallipolis and her death leaves motherless three small children, Harold Loren, 8, Mary Louise, 6, and Helen, aged 4. In addition to her husband, children and father; a sister, Miss Lucy Phillips of Mill Creek, also survives.
     Arrangements are being completed by Elias Wetherholt and tentative plans were made to hold the funeral services at the Addison M. E. church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with burial in the Maddy Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 2, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sowards, Homer Wilson

H. Sowards, 87, Claimed
     Homer Wilson Sowards, 87, one of the few remaining veterans of the Spanish-American War in Gallia county died at 10:30 p.m. Friday at his Kanauga home. An ambulance had been summoned to take him to Holzer hospital, but he died before it arrived.
     Mr. Sowards served this county as deputy sheriff in 1911 under Sheriff Jenkin Jones and in 1915, he was elected sheriff and served two terms. Later he was chief of police of Gallipolis for a period of eight years. He served in the Spanish-American War and saw active duty in Cuba. He was the oldest member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and at the time of his death was adjutant commander of       John T. Edward Camp No. 119.
     He was born on Aug. 20, 1873 at Crown City, the son of the late John and Margaret Williams Sowards. He spent his youth in Guyan twp., and when the war broke out enlisted and served until July, 1899. Shortly after his return he married the former Sophia Albertson of Cincinnati. They were the parents of five children and she and two sons, Charles and John preceded him in death.
     Three children who survive are Mrs. Leslie (Mabel) Dean of Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. W. Mason (Selma) Green of Newport, O., and Albert W. Sowards of Denver, Colo.
     On July 19, 1944, he married the former Virgie Lewis, and she survives at their Kanauga home. The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallia Times
Saturday, July 15, 1961

Final Rites For Mr. Sowards Set
     Last rites for Homer W. Sowards, former sheriff and chief of police and Spanish-American War veteran will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley of Cheshire will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars.
     Friends may call at the late home until 11 a.m. Tuesday and then at funeral home until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Warren F. Sheets, Paul Niday, Oscar Russell, Elmer E. Caldwell, Jack Finnicum and D. O. Taber

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 17, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Sowards, Imogene

     GALLIPOLIS - Imogene Marcum Sowards, 45, Rt. 1, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Holzer Medical Center. She was hospitalized for one week. Born May 20, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Hollie and Lola Chapman Marcum. Surviving includes a son, Roger of Columbus, a grandson; six brothers, Ishmael, Gallipolis; Bill, Rt. 1, Patriot, Ronald and Sherman, both of Columbus; Darrell and David, both of Vinton;'and three sisters, Mrs. George Black of Tampa, Mrs. Sarah Dickson of Columbus and Mrs. Donna Turner, Groveport.    
     She was a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name in Columbus. Last rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home at Vinton with the Rev. Ira Wellman officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.

The Daily Sentinel
March 5, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Sowards, Margaret

Death of Mrs. Sowards
     Mrs. Margaret Sowards, of Crown City, step- mother of deputy Homer Sowards, died Friday night with heart trouble. The funeral services will be at Mercerville at about noon hour Sunday. She was the third wife of Mr. John Sowards. She is survived by one son by her first husband, Eustis McKinley, also several brothers and sisters, Mrs. Bob Stewart of this city being one.

[Note: Born December 25, 1855, died April 21, 1911]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 22, 1911
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Sowards, Moriah

Death of Mrs. Moriah Sowards
    
Mrs. Moriah Sowards, aged 55 years, and living in the Menager property on Second street, between Grape and Court street, passed away quietly at 3:40 o’clock Friday afternoon. She had been a sufferer from cancer for about ten months and her death was due to that. Her husband preceded her about four month, and four children, three sons and a daughter, survive her. The funeral was Sunday, Rev. Brininstool officiating at the exercises and Wetherholt the burial.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, April 5, 1898
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sowards, Ruby Frances

Miss Sowards, 68, Succumbs
     Ruby Frances Sowards, 68, died around 6 p.m., Tuesday in the Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born in Ohio Twp., on March 21, 1904, daughter of the late Eustace and Betty Houck Sowards. She never married. Several cousins survive.
     Funeral services will be held at the F. L. Stevers Home, Mercerville, at 1 p.m., Friday with Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m., Thursday.[Note: According to Ancestry.com Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, she died January 2, 1973]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. January 2, 1973
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Sowards, Sophia [Albertsen]

Wife of Former Sheriff Sowards Died At 9 A.M.
Word from Sons Awaited Ere Rites Are Planned
     Mrs. Homer W. Sowards, long an invalid, died this morning at the Sowards home in Kanauga. Mr. and Mrs. Sowards came home Thursday from Newport, Ohio, where they had spent 10 weeks with their daughter, Mrs. Selma Green. Saturday morning Mrs. Sowards lapsed into a coma and passed away without ever regaining consciousness.
     Sophia Albertsen Sowards, was born Feb. 5, 1881, in Winton Place, Cincinnati, and hence was in her 63rd year. Her marriage to Mr. Sowards occurred July 19, 1919, shortly after he left the Regular Army, in which he had served an extended period including that of the Spanish-American War.
     They lived for a few years at Crown City but the remainder of her married life was spent in this community. She assisted her husband when he was in the restaurant business on Court St., and at 502 Second and was matron of the county jail when he was sheriff of the county. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Kanauga and the WSCS and the auxiliary of the United Spanish-American War Veterans.
     Mrs. Sowards was tenderly devoted to her family and they reciprocated that devotion in full measure, especially during her four years of invalidism.
     There survive, besides the husband and the daughter named, these three children: Albert, who is in the army and in maneuvers near Shreveport, La.; Charles, who is in the navy and somewhere in the Atlantic, and Mrs. Leslie Deem of Kanauga. There are nine grandchildren and these two brothers: W. H. Albertsen, Pittsburgh, and Alert Albertsen, Huntington. A son, John, died when but 17 months old as a result of burns.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Sowards, Vergie May [Allen]

Mrs. Sowards, 93, Claimed
     Mrs. Vergie May Sowards, 93, Eureka, died at the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave., around 2 a.m., Thursday. She was the widow of Homer Sowards, who preceded her in death on July 14, 1961. Mrs. Sowards was born in Raccoon Twp., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Methere Allen. Her parents died when she was young. She was raised by her grandparents on Garfield Ave., (Allen Drive).
     She was twice married. Her first husband was Alvarado Lewis. Mrs. Sowards, who formerly lived in Kanauga, resided with a niece in Eureka during the past few years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis for 74 years.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals under the direction of Rev. Charles Lusher. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 17, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sowards, William

Died in Huntington Hospital
     William Sowards, 20, of Crown City, died in a Huntington hospital Sunday of typhoid fever after several weeks illness. His wife and one son survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 9, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Spangler, Mary Jane (Loneke)

Mrs. Spangler Dead
     Mrs. M. J. Spangler, 87, wife of the late John F. Spangler who died thirteen years ago, passed away last Thursday evening at their home at Thivenir from cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in an invalid condition for a year prior to her death from injuries received in a fall.
     Mrs. Spangler was the mother of nine children, five of whom survive her. They are Mrs. W. A. Carter of Harrison township, Mrs. G. W. Lusher with whom she made her home, Mrs. W. H. Tope of Rock Island, Ill., W. F. Spangler of Cedar Falls, Iowa. and J. J. Spangler of Rolfe, Iowa. She was a fine woman with hosts of friends.

[Note: Buried in Cottrell Cemetery in Clay Twp. According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was the daughter of Jacob Loucks and Ladocia Cotrell. 03 Aug 1826-03 Sep 1914]

Gallia Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 9, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Spear, Ben

Native Dies In West
     Relatives here have just learned of the death of Ben Spear at Spokane, Washington, at the age of ninety years. Mr. Spear was a native of Gallia County and went to the far West when he was a young man. He came back frequently and his last visit was about three years ago.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1853; died June 27, 1943 Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington; 90 years 3 months and 18 days of age. Father: Mathew Spear.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 10, 1943
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Spear, Ben H.

Died Suddenly
     Ben H. Spear, a former meat dealer of Gallipolis, died quite suddenly at the Riverview Hotel in Gallipolis on Monday morning, August 16, 1914. He was eating breakfast with his wife when he fell over and expired before a physician could reach him. Coroner Clary was called and gave heart disease as the cause of his death. Mr. Spear was apparently in good health and had been on the streets half an hour before he died.
     The remains were taken to the home of his parents in Walnut Township, where the funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Hugh Evans of the Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis. Mr. Spear's home was at Guyandotte and was here to visit relatives. He was 26 years of age and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Spear.
     Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Woda of Walnut Township, a daughter two years old, six brothers, Charles Everett, Emory, Ernest, William and Ezra and four sisters, Ola, Etha, Flora and Annie. Mr. Spear was a young man with many warm friends, who will join us in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

[Note: Ben is buried at Mound Hill and the date on the tombstone and on his death record is actually August 17.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 20, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Spear, Eugene S.

Spear Funeral Is To Be Held in Gallipolis Today
     GALLIPOLIS - Eugene S. Spear, age 40, prominent young business man, leader in civic affairs, died Friday at the Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient since Dec. 4. Mr. Spear became ill last September and he was then taken to Ann Arbor, Mich., where his ailment might be diagnosed by a noted specialist, and from then on, it was known that his ultimate recovery was hopeless due to a malignant condition of the pleura.
     He had served as executive sales manager in all the county-wide war bond drives, except the last when ill health forced his retirement from the position which he had so efficiently handled in the past. “Gene” Spear, the local representative of the Ohio State Life Insurance Company of Columbus, for 18 years, had achieved remarkable success and during most of those years he had held a seat in the company’s honor club and President’s Club, a distinction achieved by only a few of its representatives. He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Shrine Club, and a Knights Templar; a member and junior warden of St. Peters Episcopal Church; a member of the Elks’ Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Rotary Club, Golf Club and Chamber of Commerce.
     The son of Mrs. Edith Sterling Spear and the late Ezra Spear, he was married in 1927 to Miss Dorothy France, daughter of Mrs. Blanche France and the late Bert France. They graduated together from Gallia Academy High School in the class of 1924. Surviving besides the wife and mother is a 16-year-old daughter, Naida Jean and sister, Blanche, wife of Joe D. Miller.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Charles G. Baird. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery, with a graveside service by the Knights Templars.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 10, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spears, Everett W.

Everett Spears Dies Suddenly
     Everett W. Spears, 83, a native of Gallia county and a one-time store owner in Gallipolis, died very suddenly while sitting in a chair at his home, Rt. 2 Northup, at 8 p.m. Friday. His residence is known as the Old Spears homestead and it was there he was born June 29, 1871, son of the late William and Mary Graham Spears.
     He was one of 13 children born to that union, and the only one still living is Frank, 78. The two brothers never married, and had lived together all of their lives.
Brothers and sisters who preceded him in death were Elizabeth, Charles, William, Ezra, Etha, Benjamin, Flora, Anna, Ernest, John and Ola.
     An odd incident took place just three days ago when Spears wrote some of the above information and the following on a slip of paper: “On Easter Sunday in 1927, I was baptized and became a member of the Church of God in Gallipolis.”
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with Rev. P. A. Casto officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late residence after 3 p.m. Sunday and until time for the services.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, May 28, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spears, Martha [Barcus]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Martha Mae Spears, 73, of Gallipolis Route, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. She was a member of the Addison Baptist Church. Born in Clay Township, she was the daughter of Mrs. Elvira Whittaker Barcus, of Kanauga, and the late Thomas Barcus. Her husband, Roma Spears, died in 1964.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emmett (Gladys) Holley of Gallipolis, and Mrs. William (Celestine) Workman and Mrs. Parthena Fain, both of Leesburg, Fla.; three brothers, Josiah of Floral City, Fla., and Clarence and Wyman of Gallipolis, 13 grand-children and 26 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Mina Chapel Church by the Rev. Walter Patterson, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 18, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spears, Mattie [Ward]

Death of Mrs. Spears
     Mrs. Mattie Spears, wife of Andrew Spears, the showman, died August 1st, 1902, after a lingering illness of complicated troubles in the 53d year of her age. Her funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mr. Frank Brown, on Olive Street, this afternoon, at 4 o’clock, by Rev. Mr. Arthur, the interment following at the Pine street cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     She was born in Gallia county and was the daughter of Jonas and Ruth Ward. She was married to Mr. Spears 30 years ago, but left no children. She left one sister, Mrs. Cal Thevenin, near Clipper Mill. Mrs. Spears was a good woman with many friends and her death was greatly regretted.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 2, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spencer, Emma [Lee] [Cox]

     Emma Jane Lee Spencer, 98, of Kanauga, died Tuesday, May 28, 1991 at Scenic Hills Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 25, 1892 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Sherman Cox and Catherine Burns Cox. She was a retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, and a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and WSCS at the Fairhaven Church.
     She was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Lee Sr.; her second husband, Herbert Spencer; two sons, Lewis and Luther Lee; two daughters, Dorothy and Lillian; and one sister, Rachel Virginia Curry.
     Survivors include three sons, John W. Lee, Jr., of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; Lester G. Lee of Kanauga, and Lawrence E. Lee of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted 11: a.m. Friday at Pine Street Cemetery, with Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6: to 9: p.m. Thursday.

[Note: She is listed as Emma J. Lee on her tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 29, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron                                                                       Top of Page


Spencer, George

     GALLIPOLIS - George Walker Spencer, 77, a retired Bidwell farmer, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital. He was born in Cabell County and came to Gallia County in 1952. He was a member of the Suzanna Baptist Church near Barboursville.
     Surviving are his wife, Audrey Carter Spencer; a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Pope of Vinton; a son, Jack of Bidwell; two brothers, Marshall and Eddie of Ona; and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Bledsoe of Worthington, Ky.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Suzanna Baptist Church with burial in the Enon Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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


Spencer, Jennie M.

     GALLIPOLIS - Jennie Myrtle Spencer, 81, 560 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past several years. Born Sept. 20, 1903 at Gallipolis, daughter of the late Charles Ross and Margaret K. Sowards Carter, she lived for several years in Huntington, W. Va., and was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Spencer, in 1964.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Gonzalez of San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild; three brothers, Chauncey Carter of Gallipolis, Earl Carter of Circleville, and Stanley Carter of Cover, Mass.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Merle Durkee and Mrs. Mabel Herrsman, both of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 20, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Spencer, Marvin H.

     Marvin H. Spencer, 76, Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died Sunday night in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1910, in Mason County, son of the late George D. and Harriet E. Fowler Spencer, he retired from Gallipolis Developmental Center in July 1980.
     Surviving are his wife, Sarah Berry Spencer, whom he married in Galipolis on Oct. 3, 1931; four sons, Randall Spencer of Richlands, N.C., and Peter Spencer of Gallipolis; three daughters, Mr. Earl (Margaret) Burnette of Gallipolis, Virginia Russell of Rt.3, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Donald (Eudora) Vanscoy of Gallipolis; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters and two grandchildren.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Unroe officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
     Pallbearers will be Richard Spencer, Donald Spencer, Mike Russell, Scott Russell, Boyd Burnette and Kevin Burnette. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Montgomery, Tim Spencer, Kenny Spencer and Jim Saunders.

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


Spencer, Stanley Gene

Mr. Spencer, 41, Claimed In Columbus
     Stanley Gene Spencer, 41, a resident of Rt. 2, Vinton, died in University Hospital, Columbus, at 10 p.m. Tuesday. He was born July 1, 1928, in Pt. Pleasant, son of Cora Berry and Reno Spencer. He married Willia Mae New on Oct. 7, 1954 in Gallipolis. She survives along with the following children: Mrs. Judy Osborne, Columbus; Shelia, Donna, Barbara, and Jerri, Stanley, Jr., and Daniel, all at home; Linda, another daughter has been missing for about a month. One grandchild survives. The following sisters survive: Mrs. Hattie Walke, Wabash, Ind.; Mrs. Charolete Welch, Wellston; Mrs. Janet Pauley, Rt. 2 Vinton; Mrs. Lillie Conn, Rt. 2, Vinton; Mrs. Phyllis Hager, Columbus. The following brothers survive: Byrl, Marvin, Melvin, John, all of Columbus; George, Rt. 2, Vinton.
     Mr. Spencer was a veteran of the Korean War. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 4, 1970

Spencer Rites Slated Friday
     Funeral services for Stanley G. Spencer, 41, Rt. 2, Vinton, will be held 2 p.m., Friday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton, under the direction of Rev. Elmer Geiser. Burial will be in Brush Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 5, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spencer, William Herbert (Herb)

     William (Herb) Spencer, 88, a resident of Kanauga, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at his home. Mr. Spencer had been in failing health several years and in serious condition the past three months.
     Mr. Spencer was a former employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, having retired in 1961.
     He was born Sept. 30, 1890, in Meigs County, son of the late Milo and Mary Rice Spencer.
     He was twice married, first to Iva Young in 1915. She preceded him in death in 1934. His second marriage was to Emma Lee in May, 1959. She survives.
     Two sons and two daughters survive: Roland and Norman, both of Columbus; Mrs. Helen Rife, Cheshire and Mrs. Dale (Okla) Hysell, Columbus. One daughter, Alma Russell, preceded him in death in 1974. Thirteen grand and 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren survive. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     Four step-sons survive: John Lee, Addison; Lewis Lee, Lester Lee and Lawrence Lee, all of Kanauga. He attended Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga, and had resided in Gallia County since 1945.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Shuler officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Pomeroy. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 28, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spires, Charles Hollis

C. Hollis Spires Died Suddenly Last Evening
Funeral 2 Sunday At Danville Church, Burial at Vinton
     Charles Hollis Spires, generally known as Hollis Spires, who formerly resided here, died suddenly last evening at his farm home at Danville. He was 58 years old and had suffered from heart trouble the last seven years. He died in the house while Mrs. Spires was milking and she learned of it on her return from that chore.
     For 14 years up to 1938, Mr. Spires worked at the O. H. E. and lived on Pine street. After that he acquired and moved to the old Spires homestead at Danville. Before coming to Gallipolis, he and family lived at Eno.
He was a son of Henry and Elsa Mapes Spires and the mother, 79, is living with another son, Roy, at Akron. Decedent was married in 1907 to Dora Nelson and she and two sons, Clair, who is at home, and Calvin of Eno, survive. There is another surviving brother, Chauncey Spires of Bidwell R. 1. Mr. Spires was a member of the Danville Church of Christ and the Naomi Lodge K. of P., Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Danville Church, with Rev. Mr. Henderson of Pomeroy in charge. Interment in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy.

[Note: 7/20/1885 - 5/7/1942 56 yrs., 9 mos., 21 das. Per death cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 8, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spires, Dennis

Dennis Spires Died Tuesday
     Dennis L (Bud) Spires, 78, Cheshire, Rt 1 died Tuesday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. Mr Spires was born Nov 22 1892, at Rutland the son of the late Curtis & Alvira McGhee Spires. He was also preceded in death by a son, a brother and two sisters. He was a veteran of WW1 with 37th Army Division, a member of DAV No 53, Pomeroy and a retired attendant at G S I in Gallipolis.
     He is survived by his wife, Muriel Athey Spires, three daughters, Mrs Mayo (Irma) Bales, Bidwell; Mrs Walter (Ardath) Swies, Pensacola, Fla ans Mrs James (Rita) Wright, Kyger; two sons, Rodney E and Dennis M Spires, both of Kryger, a sister, Mrs Madge McFarland, LaCrosse, Ind; nine grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home with the Rev Elden Herbert Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery at Rutland. Graveside rites will be conducted by Feeney Bennet Post 128. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime. Pallbearers are Virgil Wamsley, Clair Athey, Stanley Searles, Clyde Bradbury, Leo Rupe and Dale Sission.

The Daily Sentinel
July 21 1971
Transcribed by Deanna Sinks


Spires, Elmer

Elmer Spires, 77, Died Friday P.M.
Rites 2:30 Monday At Vinton Baptist Church
     Elmer Spires, 77, who had resided just across the line in Jackson County on Route 6 near Vinton, died Friday at 5 p.m. in University Hospital, Columbus, where he had been a patient for the last six weeks. Most of the family resides in or near Vinton. A son of the late John and Melissa Harmon Spires, decedent married Alice Claffin a half-century or so ago, and she died nine years ago.
     Survivors include two sons, Dale and Earl, of Wellston and Columbus, respectively; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Davis, Vinton, and Mrs. Mabel Paugh, Jackson Rt. 3; four brothers, Ed Spires, his twin brother, Vinton RFD; Dave, Vinton R. 1, William, Jackson; Roy, Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. _la [Ida] McCarley, Ewington; Maggie Glassburn, Bidwell; Mrs. Nettie Sprague, Columbus; and Mrs. Mary Brandon, Marion.
     The body was brought to the Butler-McCoy Funeral home where it may be visited by friends until funeral hour Monday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Vinton Baptist Church, Rev. Edward Stevers, Wellston, officiating. Pall bearers will be Cline Gerlach, Clair Wellington, Kerr McClaskey, Ernest Russell, John Huntley, all of the Vinton area and Ned Caldwell, Bidwell. Burial will be made in Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 12, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spires, Emerson

     Emerson Arthur Spires, 79, of Pomeroy, died Saturday evening at the Pinecrest Care Center in Gallipolis. Born April 18, 1908, in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Lewis H. and Pansy M. Walsh Spires. He was a coal miner for many years and attended the Freewill Baptist Church at Old Kyger.
     Survivors include his wife, Rita B. Spires, Pomeroy; two daughters, Martha Fry of Pomeroy and Donna Bourne of Palm Bay, Fla.; three sons, Gene Spires of Alexandria, Va., Robert Spires with the U.S. Army in Japan and Jerry Spires of Pasadena, Texas; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three brothers, Clair Spires of Fostoria, Ted Spires of Defiance and Chester Spires of Snowflake, Az.; six sisters, Marie Powers of Huntington, W. Va., Virginia Addlesburger of Bethesa, Ohio, Hilda French of McConnelsville, Marjorie Gardner of Bloomdale, Ohio, Mildred Hines of Fostoria and Dorothy Underwood of Rising Sun, Ohio; a half brother, John Spires of Morgadore, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
     Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty June Spires; one sister, Frances Price; three brothers, Ralph, Stanley and Lawrence Spires; a half sister, Bethel Grover; and three half brothers, Oscar, Howard and Wesley Spires.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Rawling-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with Al Hartson officiating. Burial will be in Old Kyger Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Paper
February 29, 1988
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                Top of Page


Spires, Emery F.

Death of Emery Spires
      Emery F. Spires, son of George M. and Nancy Spires, was born July 25, 1854. Departed this life March 31, 1921. Mr. Spires was united in marriage to Elsie A. Mapes, February 15, 1880, to this happy union were born three sons, Chauncey M., Carna Leroy both of Akron and Charles Hollis of Eno. Besides the widow and sons he leaves one sister, Ona Dyke, six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. One grandson, Gerald, 12 years old, having lost his mother when two weeks old was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Spires and shared their home since.
      In early life before marriage Mr. Spires accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the church and has been a faithful Christian ever since. A few months ago he changed his membership from the Pinegrove Methodist church to the Eno Methodist church. He was also a member of the Eno Grange and active in its welfare.
      Tho quiet, peaceful and and unassuming as he was it was a pleasure to meet him. He was one of those pious men that did not have to tell us he was a Christian for by his daily life we knew he was a child of God. He was optimsitc in his views always seeing the good rather than the evil in his fellow beings. We believe that his goodness will live on and on and that this world will be bettered by his exemplary life. His neigbors will miss him; he will be missed by his church, Sabbath school and grange. He will also be missed  in the home where his affection was unbounded.
      We feel like saying,"That he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb looks down with infinite mercy and compassion upon the widow and fatherless in this their hour of bereavement and will fold the arms of love and protection around those who put their trust in him.

[Note: He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

The Bidwell Messenger
April, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Spires, Ida Russell [Dyke]

Aunt Ida Spires Dies in Athens
     Mrs. Ida Dyke Spires, 89, a lifelong resident of Gallia county, died at the home of her nephew, Rev. Robert Novell Russell, Athens at 3: p.m. Wednesday.
     “Aunt Ida” as she was familiarly known to a wide circle of friends and relatives, was born in Morgan twp., on March 9, 1869, the daughter of the late Harrison and Sarah Grover Dyke. At an early age, 13, she joined the Union Christian church, and just recently a history of that church written by her was published.
     She was twice married. Her first was to Samuel Russell, who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1894. Three children were born to that union, a son and two daughters. Surviving is Mrs. Bryce (Dale) McClaskey of Porter, with whom she made her home until five years ago when she went to Athens to live with a nephew. Another daughter, Mrs. Bertha Russell died in 1929, and the son died in infancy.
     Her second marriage, to David Spires, took place on Jan. 1, 1910, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1947. She is survived by one brother, Jake Dyke of Waverly. There are 15 children and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2: p.m. Sunday at the Vinton Baptist Church. Her two nephews, Rev. Novell Russell and Rev. Nobel Russell will officiate. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 31, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Spires, Lewis H.

Lewis H. Spires Leaves 17 Children
Funeral Set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Cheshire
     Funeral services for Lewis H. Spires, 76, who died Thursday night at his home in Cheshire, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cheshire Baptist Church. Burial in Gravel Hill.
     Mr. Spires, a native of Morgan Township and a retired railroader, had been in distressing physical and mental condition the last two years. He was twice married and was the father of 19 children, 17 of whom are living.
     Mrs. Bethel Grover and Oscar Spires of Cheshire and John of Mogadore, Ohio are children of his first marriage. The surviving children of his second marriage are Stanley and Chester Spires, Kyger; Margie Gardner, Bloomdale; Emerson Spires, Cheshire; Lawrence Spires, Frances Price, Dorothy Underwood, Clair and Mildred Spires, all of Fostoria; Ralph U.S. Army, stationed in Germany; Hilda French, Zanesville; Virginia McCumber, Middleport, Marie Gilmore and Ted Spires at home. There are 34 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

[Note: Lewis Horken Spires born Nov. 4, 1869; died May 23, 1946]

Gallia Times
May 25, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Spires, Mary

     Mary Belle Spires, 87, of Ewington, died Sunday, March 30, 1997 at her residence. Born Feb. 8, 1910 at Stonelick, W. Va., daughter of the late Walter and Donie Skeen Polsley, she was a member of the Vinton American Legion Auxiliary and attended the Vinton Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Gerald Spires; a brother, Harry (Desta) Polsley of Ewington; and two sisters-in-law, Edna Rollins of Akron and Ernestine Polsley of Ewington.
     She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leland Terry, a daughter Patricia Terry; four brothers, Weston, Wirt, Warren and Fred Polsley, and six sisters, Verna Casto, Alice Fisher, Edna Rollins, Myrtle Cummings, Mayme Bee and Mae Bobo.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Vinton Baptist Church, with Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 31, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spires, Melissa

Spires Funeral Set For 10 O’clock Fri.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Spires, who was accidentally burned to death Monday evening, will be held at Clarks Chapel at 1:30 Thursday. Rev. R. R. Denney will officiate. The casket will not be opened during or after the services at the church, but friends may view the features at H. K. Butler’s Funeral Home from 9 to 1 o’clock on Thursday.
     Mrs. Spires, 89, was the widow of John W. Spires and they were married December 6, 1867, by T. M. Reisinger, justice of the peace.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 29, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spires, Roy

     Roy Leo Spires 89, Columbus died Saturday at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He is survived by two sons, Darrell of South Carolina and Gerrell of Columbus. One grandson survives. Mr. Spires was a reired employee of the state of Ohio.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Northeast Chapel of Long Funeral Home in Columbus. Calling hours will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Vinton Memorial Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 17, 1983
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Sprague, Benjamin Franklin

DIED
     SPRAGUE--February 1st, at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. L.E. ELLIOTT, in Hammondsville, Jefferson County, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SPRAGUE, formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio, in the 75th year of his age. His death was the result of injuries received by a fall while walking on the icy railway.
     He leaves many stricken hearts behind him to mourn their loss. Those of use who knew him best, and loved him withe the tenderest affection, can truly testify to the gentleness of his disposition in his old age, to his exalted life and studious habits. His patience and silent endurance, during his last illness was remarkable. The strong mind never once gave way, the grand true spirit never faltered.
     The funeral services were conducted by the Methodist minister of Hammondville, and were very pathetic and impressive. The attendance of friends and neighbors was large, for with his kindly, quiet ways, he had found a place in every heart. He is sincerely mourned by all. He died without an enemy.

"The Bulletin", Gallipolis, Ohio,
Saturday, March 18, 1883
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                     


Sprague, Catherine (Kate)

Mrs. C. Sprague is Found Dead at Kerr Home
Funeral is set for 2 Sunday at Westerman
     Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Sprague, 71, who insisted on living a (words missing) and looking after her big Springfield Township farm, died alone at a late hour Wednesday in her home east of Kerr. She had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was found dead on a couch.
     Dr. N. H. Foster, Coroner and Deputy Sheriff Dickey arrived there about 9:30 in response to a call. The former said rigor mortis had not set in and he fixed the time of death at about 6:30. The body had been found by Otho Sprague, a nephew and neighbor and Cecil Scruggs, who worked on the Sprague farm. She was fully dressed and lying face down.
     Mrs. Sprague was the widow Charles Sprague, who died about 26 years ago. She was a daughter of Holley Levisay and was born near the Chillicothe road a short distance back of Gallipolis Nov. 1, 1870. Mrs. Sprague had not been well but had been getting about and doing her work as usual.
     She was a member of Westerman Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid and the Springfield Grange. The following children survive, Harry Sprague of near Bidwell, Mossman of Porter, Mrs. Helen Barnet of Marion and Charles, a teacher at New Marshfield.
     Mrs. T.J. Moore of Bidwell was a sister and Earl, Jake and Ted Moore and W.H. Livesay are among the surviving nephews.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday at Westerman by Rev. J.L. Stephenson. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery by Coleman & Sons.

[Note: Stone says 1870-1942......Death Certificate shows Catherine Sprague born Nov. 1, 1870; died March 18, 1942 at 69 years, 4 months and 17 days of age. Parents Holley Levisay and Eliza Short.]

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


Sprague, Florence [Moore]

Mrs. F. Sprague Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Florence Sprague, 60, Kerr, died Thursday at the Holzer Hospital at 12:20 p.m. Born to the late Squire Thomas J. Moore and Margaret Levisy Moore in Springfield Twp. on August 26, 1893, decedent was married to Chauncey Sprague on April 22, 1916, in Pt. Pleasant [WV].
     Surviving besides the husband and mother are these children: Mrs. Paul (Lucille) Skidmore, Bidwell; George I. Sprague, Gallipolis; Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Adams, Springfield; and Thomas Eugene, at home. One daughter, Margaret, preceded her in death in 1922. Surviving brothers and sisters are Earl and Jake Moore, Mrs. Bessie Jeffers, Mrs. Leona Trout, all of Gallipolis; and Marguerite Hineman, Bidwell. One brother, Ted, preceded her in death.
     Deceased was a graduate of Rio Grande College and taught in Gallia County Schools for five years. For the last 25 years, Mrs. Sprague and her husband operated a grocery store at Kerr. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, the Springfield Grange, and the Westerman Methodist Church WSCS.
     Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Westerman Church, Evergreen. Rev. Leroy Collier will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken by Miller’s Home for Funerals to her late home Saturday morning, where friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 16, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sprague, Hulda

Death of Mrs. Sprague
     Mrs. Hulda Sprague, of Springfield township, wife of John E. Sprague, died Friday
night,Jan. 6, 1911, of lung trouble. She was about about 75 years old and a fine woman. She is survived by her husband, but no other relatives. Her funeral will be at Westerman Sunday at 2 p.m.

[Note from death certificate: buried at Pine Hill in Springfield Township, maiden name Boggs,
Apr. 16, 1834-Jan.6, 1911.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1911
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Sprague, Jas H.

     A singular coincidence heppened in connection with the death of Jas. H. Sprague. His first illness, we believe, was the result of an accident. News was received here this week, that his elder brother, Benj. Sprague, a former citizen of this city, but of late years of Hammondsville, Jefferson County, was also hurt in some way sometime ago, and never recovering from the injury died on the same day, and at nearly the same hour, and was buried the same day that his brother Joseph was.

[Note: Obit has Jas H at begining and Joseph at end]

Gallipolis Journal
Feb 11, 1893
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Sprague, Joseph H.

     DIED - - At Gallipolis, on Thursday, May 21st, 1868, Mr. Joseph H. Sprague, Jr., in the 23rd year of his age. After a long and painful illness, on the evening of the 21st, just at sunset, he fell asleep, and was borne to that land “from whence no traveler returns.”
     As the sun sinks in the West to rise in the East, let us hope, as his sank behind the hill of death, that he may rise again on that day when the dead shall come forth at the sound of the trump - that he may come forth unto everlasting life, and not unto death.
     Let us hope that he trusted in One who hath said: “I am the resurrection and the life.” We can hope this, for he is in the hands of a merciful and just God.
     Amidst a number of friends, on the 22d, his remains were committed to the ground - “ashes to ashes, earth to earth, dust to dust” - to await the general resurrection, when all things shall be made known. He said that he would like to live, but that if he had to die, he was willing, thus showing a resignation to his death.
     He leaves a dear brother and loving father and family, and a number of friends, to mourn his loss. C.M.P.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Wednesday, May 27, 1868
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Sprague, Lewis

Death of Lewis Sprague
     Mr. Lewis Sprague, son of the late David Sprague and a well known gentlemen born and raised here and a carriage painter in the old James Vanden shop, died in the Protestant Hospital at Columbus, Thursday morning April 16, 1903.
     He was an unmarried man, 47 years of age and left here some fifteen years ago to work in a carriage factory at Athens. For a year he had been in ill health and taking medical treatment for kidney trouble and about a month ago went to Columbus for treatment. He was a nice gentleman, much thought of wherever known and his death will be sincerely regretted by many friends.
     He left a brother, Mr. John Sprague and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Blackburn both of Catlettsburg and who are here with Mr Blackburn and their little girl and attended the funeral services at Epworth M.E. Church at 3 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Frank Richards. He was buried by Undertaker Wetherholt in the Pine Street Cemetery, where lie his parents and other relatives.
     Mr. and Mrs Blackburn and little girl will remain here a few days. Mrs. Blackburn and brother, John, are the only relatives of his immediate family.

[Note: Death Certificate...Louis Sprague born 1857 Kentucky; died April 16, 1903 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Age 46 years.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 17, 1903
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Sprague, Margaret A.

     Died, in Springfield township, March 14th, 1869, Margaret A. Sprague, daughter of James D. Sprague, aged 17 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 8, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Sprague, Mary Esther

DIED
     In Addison township, on the 15th instant, MARY ESTHER, daughter of NICHOLAS and LOIS SPRAGUE, aged 9 months and nine days.

Gallipolis Journal
October 26, 1843
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                  Top of Page   


Sprague, Nicholas

“Nick” Sprague Dead
     Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Nicholas Sprague at Athens Tuesday morning, after being there only a few weeks. He was quite a well known character for years about this city and recently became badly deranged. He is survived by a brother in the West and an aunt at Charleston, W. Va.
     The remains arrived here this afternoon and were taken to the Hayward undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. They were then removed to the home of N. R. Canady where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Mr. Berry. Interment at Pine street cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 11, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Sprague, Thomas E.

     Thomas E. "Tommy" Sprague, 62, Bidwell (Evergreen community) died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997 in the Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth. Born July 19, 1934 at Kerr, son of the late Chauncey and Florence Moore Sprague, he was an employee of Norris-Northup Dodge, Inc., Gallipolis. He was a 1952 graduate of Bidwell-Porter High School, and a U.S. Army veteran.
     Surviving are his wife, Patricia Skidmore Sprague, whom he married Nov. 16, 1955 at Gallipolis; a daughter, Karen Sprague of Gallipolis; a foster son, Keith E. Burnett of Belpre; two sisters, Lucille Skidmore of Vinton, and Virginia Adams of Bidwell. He was also preceded in death by a brother, George "Buster" Sprague.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 5-9 p.m. Thursday.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the River Valley Athletic Department, in care of Sharon Vannoy, 1428 Little Kyger Road, Cheshire, Ohio 45620; the Gallia Academy High School Athletic Boosters, in care of Mrs. Robin Lane, P.O. Box 1058, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; the M-Team, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 45750; or the University of Rio Grande Boosters Club, URG, in care of Dr. Clyde Evans, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday Feb 19, 1997
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Sprague, William R.

     William R. Sprague, 64, Middleport, died at Holzer Medical Center, Tuesday. He was a retired telegraph operator, a World War II Army veteran, member of Middleport United Methodist Church.
     He was born Nov. 22, 1921 at Bidwell to the late Ross and Florence Glassburn Sprague. He married Emily Phillips, August, 1952, in Toledo, and she survives along with one daughter, Glenna Sprague, Chicago.
  Funeral services will be Saturday, 1 p.m., McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton with Rev. C. Sonny Zuniga and Rev. Woodrow Bell officiating. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at Thursday, Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation Friday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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


Spriggs, Martha Jane

Martha Jane Spriggs
     Martha Jane Spriggs, 64, Rt. 1, Bidwell, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center, having been in failing health for the past nine months.
     Born Aug. 13, 1917, in Gallia County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Harriet Brown Albright, she was a retired sales clerk and attended Springfield Baptist Church.
     She married Woodrow O. Spriggs in 1939 and he also preceded her in death in June 1965.
     Surviving is a son, Woodrow of Lafayette, Ind.; a grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Brown of Bidwell, Mrs. Clarabelle Drummond of Gallipolis and Mrs. Lynn Monroe of Patriot; and a brother, Dallas, of Gallipolis. Six sisters and three brothers also preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Justice officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Springer, George

     George Springer, died at 1:45 AM Wednesday at his home at 43 Neil Ave. He leaves his wife, the former Gracie Johnson, and the following children: Virgil Thomas, Mrs. Homer (Margeret) Johnson, Mrs. Clayton (Betty) Johnson, Clarence and Hazel Springer, all of Gallipolis; Marshall Layne of Welch, W. Va., is a step-son.
     Funeral services were held at 2 PM Friday at Swan Creek Chapel. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

[Note: from stone 1876 - 1950]

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


Sprouse, Matilda [Lucas]

     Mrs. Matilda Sprouse, 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella M. Powell, in Columbus Friday. Four daughters, three sons, two brothers and two sisters survive. The body was brought to Alice, this county, Monday for burial.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Dec. 24, 1844 PA; died Feb. 14, 1920; aged 75 years 2 months, 20 days. Widow of Henry Sprouse. Parents: Joseph Lucas and Rosanna (last name unreadable) Burial in Franklin Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallia Times
Feb. 19, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Sprouse, Naomi Gertrude

Mrs. Sprouse Dies At Home
     Mrs. Norman Sprouse who had been bedfast for the past 8 1/2 months, died at 7:30 a.m. today at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Sanders, Turkey Creek in Lawrence County, Ohio. Surviving Mrs. Sprouse are her husband and one year old daughter, Leann, six sisters and three brothers: Mrs Leslie (Audrey) Beaver, Mrs. Charles (Iva) Beaver, Mrs. Dwight (Garnet) Beven, Sharon, Carl, Blaine and Sidney, all of Crown City; Mrs. James (Annabelle) Combs, Huntington, WV and Mrs. Dale (Zenia) Flone, Columbus. Although time of the funeral has not been set it is scheduled for Siloam Baptist Church, where she was a member. It will be held sometime Wednesday and burial will follow in Saunders Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate..Naomi Gertrude Sprouse, born May 28, 1920; died July 19, 1952 Lawrence County, Ohio; aged 32 years. Parents: Arnold Sanders and Goldie Shaw.]

Gallipolis Paper
July 1952
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Spurlock, Arnold

Arnold Spurlock Killed Instantly At Bucyrus While Handling Gun
Youth Reared At Bulaville, Was Graduated From GAHS Last Year
Final Rites To Be Held At 2 Sunday P. M. At Bulaville
     Arnold Spurlock, older son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvan Spurlock of Bulaville, was instantly killed at Bucyrus this morning when a gun he was handling was accidentally discharged. The youth, who would not have been 18 years old until September, was graduated in May 1944, from Gallia Academy High School. He went to Bucyrus shortly after and since then he had been employed by the Swan Rubber Co. there. In addition to his grief-stricken parents’, brother, Alton, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spurlock of Columbus and Mrs. Florilla Rife of Bulaville.
     Funeral directors, J. L. Coleman and Sons will go for the body Friday, and will return it to the parents’ home after brief services at Bucyrus at 10 a.m. It will remain there until taken to the Bulaville Church for the last rites Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mrs. Shafer, pastor of the church young Spurlock attended at Bucyrus, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Rife Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 31, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Spurlock, Cecil

C. Spurlock Succumbs To Prolonged Illness
     Cecil Spurlock, 42, died at his home at Old Kyger at 9 o'clock Sunday morning of organic heart disease. He had been ill for five years. Mr. Spurlock a son of the late Harvey Spurlock and was born at Glenwood Jan. 7, 1891. He had lived near Cheshire for 23 years and on Aug. 20, 1913, he and Alma Rife of the same community were married. He is survived by six children; William, 19, Mark, 17, Roger, 15, Anna Ellen, 13, Arlene, 9, and Wanda, 4. He is survived also by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Wyant, Crown City and three sisters; Mrs. Ed Barnes, Crown City; Mrs. George Best and Mrs. O. L. Perkins, both of Cleveland.
     Funeral services will be held at the First Kyger Baptist church, of which the decedent was a member, at 10 o'clock Tuesday. Rev. Harvey Bolton of Rutland will officiate. Burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman of Bidwell. Spurlock stood high in the esteem of his neighbors and all who knew him and his long illness and death have caused much sympathy for the members of his family.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug.6, 1933
Transcribed by J. Farley


Spurlock, Donald R.

     PATRIOT - Donald R. Spurlock, 67, of Patriot, died Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at Cherry Ridge Road, Rio Grande. Born September 3, 1933 in Cabell County West Virginia, son of the late Everett Spurlock and Mari Spurlock, he was a self-employed timber cutter and Walnut Township trustee. He was a member of McDaniels Crossroads Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Rosebud Lambert Spurlock, whom he married June 16, 1956 in Gallipolis; three daughters, Brenda Malone of Cincinnati, Linda (Mark) Fenner of Ackworth, Georgia, and Melinda Spurlock of Patriot; a son, Donnie E. Spurlock of Plain City; five brothers, Haskell “Cub” Spurlock of Bidwell, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spurlock of Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Spurlock of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Spurlock of Kitts Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Spurlock of Ironton; three sisters, Julia Spurlock of Ironton, Mrs. Arnold (Eva) Drummond of Ironton, and Mrs. Marlin (Janet) Runyon of Ironton; four grandchildren, Stephanie Hall of Cincinnati, Stacey Malone of Cincinnati, Alyssa Malone of Cincinnati, and Jarrod Spurlock of Plain City; and a great-grandchild, Zachary Daniel Hall of Cincinnati. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Christopher Hall; and a brother, Emory Spurlock.
     Services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2000 in McDaniels Crossroads Church, with the Rev. Manuel Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home on Friday, November 10, 2000 from 6-9 p.m. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to services on Saturday, November 11, 2000. Pallbearers will be Jarrod Spurlock, Arnold Drummond, Everett Zinn, Jack Miller, Henry Myers, Orlyn Miller, Tuck Shepherd, Butch Davis and Joey Howard.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 2000
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Spurlock, Jesse M.

     Jesse M. Spurlock, 81, died suddenly from a heart attack at his home at Bladen Monday afternoon. He was formerly a carpenter by trade, but ill health and age had prevented his working for several years past.
His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Barker Spurlock, survives him, as does a daughter, Mrs. May Griffith, of Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be at Mt. Zion the latter part of the week after the daughter arrives.

[Note: From DC B.2 May 1854 - D.17 Feb 1936 - Ohio Tp. Buried Mt. Zion. Parents: Harvey Spurlock & Elizabeth Campbell]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Spurlock, Nola Faye [Barcus]

     Nola Faye Spurlock, 72, Rt. 2, Crown City, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1911, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Robert and Clara Lanthorne Barcus, she attended Providence Church. Surviving are a son, Earl of Crown City; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Barcus of Oak Hill, and Mrs. Ray (Connie) Waugh of Crown City; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Norma Daniels, Mildred Sanders and Emma Jean Dray, all of Gallipolis. He [sic] was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mina Chapel Church, with the Rev. Earnest Baker and the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery. Friends may at the residence of Connie Waugh after noon today [sic]. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Funeral arrangements are by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

[Note: d. September 24, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. September 24, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


St. Clair, Bernice [Brown]

Death of Mrs. St. Clair
     Mrs. St. Clair, daughter of Rich Brown, died Monday afternoon at her home on the Portsmouth Road. She is 19 years of age and is survived by her husband, father and mother, eight brothers and one sister. This whole family is sick with the flu with no help whatsoever.

[Note: Bernice Brown St. Clair is buried in Mina chapel Cemetery in Green Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 24, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


St. Clair, Mrs. Alfred [Crace]

St. Clair
     Mrs. Alfred St. Clair died at her home on Portsmouth Ave., near the cemetery, Monday morning of pneumonia and heart trouble, aged about 52 years. She was a good woman and left a husband but no children to mourn her demise. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 13, 1905
Vol. XXXVIII No. 12
Transcribed by Jan Rader 


St. Clair, Caroline

Death of Mrs. St. Clair
     Mrs. Caroline St. Clair, wife of Alfrek St. Clair, an old Civil War veteran, died at her home at 18 Cedar street, Saturday, May 22, 1920, at 2 a. m. of paralysis. She was 75 years of age and a very loving wife and mother.
     The funeral arrangements have not been made at this writing but the funeral will be in charge of funeral director Geo. J. Wetherholt.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 22, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


St. Clair, Wilbur H.

W. H. St. Clair Dies After Fall
     After 17 days illness resulting from a fall at the Gallipolis State Institute, Mr. Wilbur H. St. Clair, 58, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Holzer Hospital. Mr. St. Clair, for 10 years a painter at the GSI, fell from a scaffold on the first floor level while at his work July 3.. He landed on a brick pavement and fractured his back and hip. Since then, he had been a patient in the Holzer Hospital. One of 12 children of Mrs. Lucinda E. Honaker St. Clair, Columbus, and the late Henry F. St. Clair, the decedent was born June 25, 1894, in Kanawha County, W. Va. Wife Survives.
     He was married March 1, 1924, at Marion, Ohio, to the former Miss Celestine Brown, who survives -- residing at their home on Neighborhood Road. Mr. St. Clair had lived in Gallia County 20 years, before that time residing in Marion and Columbus. Besides his wife and mother, Mr. St. Clair is survived by nine brothers and sisters; Hubert, Romie, and Mrs. Sheila Richardson, Dunbar, W. Va.; Fred, Mrs. Lottie Chapman, Columbus; Seibert, Charleston; Mrs. Ora Stricker, Galion; Mrs. Mabel Whitten, Foster, W. Va.; Mrs. Arlene Ennis, Newport News, Va. Two sisters preceded him in death.
WW I Veteran.
     A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Baptist Church.
     Funeral services for Mr. St. Clair will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Don R. Loomis of the First Baptist Church in charge. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the Waugh Funeral Home where friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 21, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stace, Peter

Peter Stace, 83, Dies On Friday
     Middleport - Peter Stace, 83, died at his home on Garfield St. Friday night. He was a native of Pomeroy and was the son of the late Martin and Catherine Durch Stace
     He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Lewis, a native of Gallipolis. A brother-in-law is Otis Lewis of Kanauga, and the late Tim Lewis, Gallipolis tinner was another brother-in-law. There are several nephews and nieces who survive including Mrs. Rose Reynolds of Middleport.
     Stace was a member of the Middleport Presbyterian church and the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Funeral services will be held at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. Howard Ruppelt will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery at Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Gallia Times
Saturday, July 13, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Staley, Ed

Ed Staley Dies At Johnson Home
     Ed Staley, 71, who had lived the last six months in the home of Ed Johnson in Locust St. extension, died there this morning. Little is know about his career or family connections. He came to this county from Zanesville and lived at the County Home for five years. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by A. E. Tope at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Mrs. Rilla Stephenson will conduct a brief graveside service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 20, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stambaugh, Mary K.

     Mary Kathryn (Crace) Stambaugh, 60, died Friday in Crescent City, Fla. A native of Huntington, W.Va. she moved to Crescent City from Gallipolis in 1982.
     Born Aug. 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Marge Ellen (Young) Crace. Also preceding her in death were her husband, James Stambaugh.
     She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sanford (Georgene) Childers of Welaka, Fla.; one brother, James H. Crace of Gallipolis; two nieces and five nephews.
     She was a member of the Vinton Methodist Church, Vinton Order of Eastern Star No. 375, and White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 44 of Gallipolis.
     Services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Archie Conn officiating. Burial will be at the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday, 7 to 9 P.m. at the funeral home. OES services will be Monday, 8:49 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 1988
J. Farley                                                                                                     Top of Page


Stamp, Anna

     Anna Stamp, 72, of Columbus, died Friday at home. A Gallia County native, she was born Jan. 6, 1913 to the late George and Lesta Smith Cremeens. Survivors include her husband, Herbert W. Stamp; two daughters, Helen Martin and Mildred Herndon, both of Columbus; one son, Carl Wade Wheaton of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rutherford-Shroyer Chapel, 1278 West Broad St., Columbus, with Rev. William T. Dick officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sept. 1, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Stamper, Gilbert

     Gilbert Stamper was born June 3, 1876, at Lincoln, Gallia county, Ohio, and departed this life at Galveston, Texas, Oct. 17, 1914, aged 38 years,4 months and 14 days. He was the eldest son of Wesley and Mary Margaret Stamper. His mother having preceded him to the beyond Jan. 21, 1905, his little brother Otto May 23, 1909, and one sister dying in infancy, while those left to mourn his departure are, a loving father, four brothers and four sisters; Henry A., Arthur C., Jesse F., and Mrs. Aden Shade, Mrs. Earl Cope, Mrs. Ray South, of Columbus, Mrs. Low McFarlin of Jenkins, Ky., and Willie of Center Point, O.
     His early life was spent on the farm with his father, after which he enlisted in Co. K. 29 U.S. Inft., thus serving his country nine years, having enlisted threee terms in succession, and receiving an honorable discharge at the expiration of each term. During that time, he spent four years in the Phillippine Islands. and the remaining 5 at Fort Douglas, Utah. Returning home he engaged in railroad work, becoming fireman on the Hocking Valley for a number of years. Aug. 9, 1912 he was united in marriage to Clara Belle Thomas. To this union was born one son, Thomas Wesley. June 4, 1914 he re-enlisted in Co. A. 27 of the U.S. Inft.
     At the time of his death, he was stationed at Galveston, Texas. He and three fellow soldiers attempted to  cross Galveston Bay, when their boat capsized near the beacon between Texas City and Galveston. All attempted to hold out until relief came, by hanging on to the bottom of the upturned boat, but the rough waves and strong current made this impossible. Waving his hand to his comrades as he sank beneath the waves, we seem to hear the faintly muttered words, "Good by, all Good by."
     To-day our hearts are sad. The family circle is broken once more. In the presence of the shrowd and the coffin, and the narrow house, questions concerning intellectual quality, concerning public stations, concerning great achievements sink into comparative insignificance, and questions concerning character manliness of demeanor, kindness of aspect, and man's relation to the Lord the giver of life, yea, even the life eternal, immerge to our view and impress themselves upon us. We bring nothing into this world, we can carry nothing into this world, we can carry nothing away. We ourselves depart with all the accumulations of tendency and habit and quality which the years have given us.
     He asked therefore, even at the grave, not what great achievements men have performed, but chiefly what sort of men they were. Bert is gone, but his memory still lives in the hearts of his associates. He was a loving son, a kind brother and a pleasant friend. His untimely death reminds us of the uncertainty of life, and should lead us to heed the admonition. "Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh."
     Mr. Stamper's body arrived home Saturday, Oct. 24, and the funeral services were held at Centerpoint on Sunday, Oct. 28. The burial was in the McCall cemetery.

Gallia Times
Nov. 1, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Stanley, Eugene

     Eugene Stanley, the sixteen-year son of Richard Stanley, was seized with chills Friday noon, and died Saturday morning of that terrible disease, cerebro spinal meningitis. His father, who is Steward on the towboat Jno. Hanna, was telegraphed for. He was a bright, handsome boy, and well liked.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 8, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin.                                                                    Top of Page


Stanley, Sheryl

     GALLIPOLIS - Sheryl Lynn Stanley, 9, died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif.  She had been ill several weeks. Formerly of Gallipolis, she was born in Fayetteville, S. C., the daughter of William and Janice Chevalier Stanley. Her father is stationed in Okinawa.
     Other survivors include three brothers, Keith, Daryl, and Wayne; a sister, Lee Ann; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Chevalier, of Gallipolis; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard Brumfield, Crown. City.
     Services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in the First Church of God in Gallipolis, with the Rev. Ronald Justice officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home after noon Thursday.

Athens Messenger
Wednesday, June 25, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stanley, Stella

     Died, on Wednesday, 16th of August, of scrofula, Stella, infant daughter of R. L. and Lizzie Stanley, aged 8 months and 20 days. [Poem follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 7, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Stapleton, Mary Ellen [Haskins]

Mrs. Stapleton, 27, Died Friday
Funeral Is Set For 2 Sunday At Ohio Township Home
     Mrs. Mary Ellen Stapleton, wife of Carl Stapleton, died at 5:30 last evening at the Holzer Hospital. She had been brought there early that morning from their home in Ohio Township (Crown City R.D.) but a few hours later she was expecting to return home.
     Mrs. Stapleton was in her 28th year and was born and reared and spent her whole life in the lower end of the county. She was a daughter of George and Elizabeth Ann Pike Haskins, both deceased.
     Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Floyd Edward, 8 and William Franklin, 7 and four brothers, Lawson, Calvin, Walter and Chauncey Haskins, all of Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Stapleton home and it was thought likely that Rev. Oma Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Kings Chapel Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.
     The Stapleton home is near the site of the Jim White home in the burning of which about 12 or 15 years ago eight persons lost their lives.

[Note: From stone: Born: April 3, 1915; died June 26, 1942]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             


Starcher, Wavie Jane [King]

Mrs. J. H. Starcher, 78, Dies At Home Following Illness
            GALLIPOLIS - Waivie [sic] Jane Starcher, 78, wife of J. H. Starcher, died at 12:29 a.m. Saturday at her home, Cheshire, Route 1, near Addison, following an illness of several months.            Mrs. Starcher was the daughter of William H. and Emma Greenlee King, born Aug. 10, 1874 in Jackson County, W. Va. She was one of five children, a brother and sister, John King and Oma King, surviving.
            She attended grammar school in Jackson and Mason counties, and was graduated from Barboursville College, (later Morris Harvey College) and later attended Urbana (Indiana) School, which is no longer existent. She taught school in St. Albans and Elmwood, W. Va., and in May, 1900, was married at her home to Mr. Starcher, who survives. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1950. The family lived in Ripley, W. Va., until 1917, when they and their three children moved to the home in which she died.
            Survivors include three children, George Starcher, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University; Kathryn Shaver, and Louise Roush of Cheshire, thee grandchildren, George Starcher, Jr., a senior at Yale University, Nancy Shaver of Cincinnati, and Jane Ann Roush, Cheshire.
            Mrs. Starcher was a hobbyist, collecting letters, post cards, stamps, match books, and pitchers; she had letter and post card correspondents in all parts of the world, and two years ago, a “pen pal” from Australia visited her in her home. She was a member of the Cheshire Methodist Church, Little Kyger Grange, past member of the Eastern Star at Cheshire, active and past president of the Missionary Society, member of the WSCS and an honorary member of the Wayside Garden Club.
            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cheshire Methodist Church, by the Rev. W. H. Green of Gallipolis; assisted by the Rev. Sherley Woods of Cheshire. Interment will be in Gravel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until the hour of service. Pallbearers will be Alva Roush, Roy Roush, Erman Swisher, Briggs Kirby, George Thompson and Hubert Fulton.

[Note: 8/10/1874 - 6/13/1953; wife of John H. Starcher]

Athens Sunday Messenger
June 14, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stark, Emilie

     Miss Amelia Stark, whose illness has been mentioned, passed away during the noon hour today, Tuesday, April 30. Further particulars will be given tomorrow.

[Note: buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis Township; tombstone reads Emilie A. Stark]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1912
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Staten, Ananias

Gallipolis Man Killed
Ananias Staten, Respected Colored Man, Meets Death at Dam No. 10
     Mr. Anauias Staten, a colored resident of this city, met death by having his neck broken by a hoisting crane striking him Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at Dam 10 at where he was employed. Mr. Staten was a well liked old man in his 65th. year. He had been in the employ of a number of prominent families here years ago and was honest and square in every way. He originally came here from Virginia and married here.
     One son, James, of Cincinnati and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Lee, of Charleston, survive him. The remains arrived on the noon train Sunday and were taken to the Hayward Undertaking establishment where they will remain until Tuesday when they will be taken to the Paint Creek Baptist Church where the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m.by Rev. Wright with burial at Pine Street Cemetery. He was a member of the Masonic, I.O.O. F and K of P lodges.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 8, 1914
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Steber, George

STEBER - At Crown City, October 28th, Mr. George Steber, aged 52 [possibly 32] years.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday November 18, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Steel, Mary

     Died, in Mason county, West Virginia, April 2d, 1867, Miss Mary Steel, daughter of John and Mary R. Steel, in the 22d year of her age. The parents of the deceased formerly resided in Raccoon township, Gallia county, Ohio. In December, 1855, they removed to Mason county, West Virginia, where they now reside. The subject of this notice was a young lady of more than ordinary sober thoughtfulness. She seldom mingled with the giddy or the gay. She loved home and the society of her mother. She was esteemed and beloved by all who knew her. [ . . .]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 23, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Steel, Sarah Barlow

Mrs. Sarah Barlow Steel
     Sad funeral services were solemnized on Sunday morning last, at 10 o’clock, at Dayton Ohio, over the remains of Mrs. Sarah Barlow Steel, who died October 12., at her late residence in that city. Mrs. Steel had been a resident of Dayton for the last three years. Previous to that she resided in Gallia County 82 years.
     She was the daughter of Elnathan and Annie Morehouse Barlow and widow of the late William Steel. Funeral at U. B. Miami Chapel, Rev. J. E. Synder officiating.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 21, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Steele, Robert French

R.F. Steele, Gallia Native, Dies; Was 62
     Robert French Steele, 62, a native of Gallia County, died Friday at his home in Mansfield. He left Gallia County 35 years ago and until failing health came he was employed by the Gas Company at Mansfield.
He was the son of the late James W. and Liza Steele. His wife preceded him in death and one son, Bobby Steele of Mansfield survives.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Evelyn Boyer of Mansfield, Albert Steele of Rt. 2 Gallipolis, Mrs. James Iron of Cheshire, Mrs. Guy Roberts of Rio Grande, Mrs. William O’Dell of Belpre and Elvin Steele of Shelby
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Mansfield with burial there. Several of his relatives will attend from Gallia County.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date of publication--died April 22, 1960 (Ohio Obituary Index)
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Stefanelli, Phyllis Jean [Bailey]

     NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Phyllis Jean Stefanelli, 56, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 8, 2002, at her residence. She was born April 2, 1946 in Logan, West Virginia, daughter of the late Basil Page Bailey and Josephine Voreh Bailey. She was a cum laude graduate of the Franklin Business College in Columbus, and had retired from the Ashland Chemical Company in Columbus.
     Phyllis is survived by her son, Frank Stefanelli of Columbus; and three brothers and two sisters, George Bailey of Gallipolis, Basil “Duck” Bailey of Columbus, William “Bill” Bailey of Columbus, Jeanette Gregerson of Corvallis, Oregon, and Betty Elkins of Columbus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Robert Bailey and Mary Lou Meade.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002, in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, in Gallipolis. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2002.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Steger, Carolyn [Kline]

Death of Mrs. John Steger
     Mrs. Carolyn Kline Steger died at the Holzer Hospital Wednesday, May 28, 1924, after ten days of illness at the age of 65 years. Mrs. Steger was the mother of seven children, two sons preceding her in death.  She leaves her husband, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Della Kerr of Centenary, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Marion, Charles Steger of Gallia and Clarence and Helen Steger at home. She also leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Effie Plummer of Marion, Mrs. Rhoda Smith and Charles Kline of Indianapolis and Mrs. Elizabeth Plummer of this city.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence 88 Locust street Saturday at 2 o’clock and burial at Mound Hill by Geo. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: Name is spelled Caroline on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday May 29, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Steger, Elizabeth

Death of Aged Lady
     Mrs. Elizabeth Steger of Thevenin died Sunday evening, aged 92 years. She was born in Green township and was the daughter of Frederick and Susanah Kerns. She has made her home for several years with her son-in-law, Mr. Henry Harrington.
     She is survived by a son residing in New York and son Henry in this county. She was a nice old lady and had many friends.
     The funeral was held Tuesday at her home, interment following at Centenary by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, April 3, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Steger, Harold Edward

     Harold Edward Steger, 57, a resident of Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center. He was a farmer and was a city school bus driver the past 20 years.
     Mr. Steger was born March 26, 1922, in Gallia County, son of the late Eddie and Mary Rebecca Plymale Steger. He married Frances Fillinger on Dec. 5, 1945, in Gallipolis. She survives, along with one son, Thomas Ralph Steger, Ashland, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Walters, Italy. Two grandsons, Wayne and David Walters, survive, along with one sister, Mrs. Fred (Mary Elizabeth) Haffelt, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, and one brother, Merrill Steger, Rt. 2, Gallipolis.
     He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church and was in the U. S. Army during World War II. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Elizabeth Chapel Church with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in St. Nick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. Flag presentation will be by Post No. 4464, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 12, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Steinbeck, Doretta

Death of Mrs. Steinbeck
     Mrs. Doretta Steinbeck died at Athens, last Saturday morning. The remains were brought here Saturday evening, and taken to the residence of her son, Mr. G. H. Steinbeck, where the services were conducted Monday afternoon, by Rev. Mr. John W. McCormick, interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery, by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Steinbeck was born in Hanover, Germany, and was eighty seven years of age. Her husband, John Steinbeck, died in1899. One son, G. H., one daughter, Mrs. Valentine Swigert, and one brother, Mr. David Bolte, of Pittsburg, survive.

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


Steinbeck, Doretta M.

Death Claims Mrs. G. H. Steinbeck Suddenly Last Week
     Mrs. Doretta M. Steinbeck, wife of G. H. Steinbeck, died suddenly Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, at 6:30 o’clock at her home on Third ave., with intestinal grippe. Mr. and Mrs. Steinbeck very recently moved to town having sold their farm and her illness was of only a couple of days duration.
     She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ecker and was born in Allegheny, Pa., August 28, 1851. She was united in marriage to Mr. Steinbeck in July, 1872 and they became the parents of four children, three of whom, with their father survive -- Mrs. J. A. Lear, Green township, William L. Morris, Ill., and Frank H. of this city. She is also survived by one sister Mrs. Leonard Beck, a half brother, George Ecker of San Diego, Cal., two half sisters, Mrs. W. H. Miles of this city and Miss Charlotte Ecker of Detroit and her stepmother, Mrs. Keeler of this city.
     Mrs. Steinbeck was a member of the Lutheran church and an excellent woman, devoted to her home and family and the sorrowing and bereaved relatives will have the sympathy of all. The funeral services were held Friday at the Baptist church by Rev. J. W. McCormick and the burial was at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, January 24, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Steinbeck, John C.

Former Gallian, J. C. Steinbeck, Dies Suddenly
     John C. Steinbeck, 71, former Gallipolis businessman and hotel attache died suddenly at 10 p.m. Friday night in his Cleveland home. He had just returned from taking his step-son to a hospital following a heart attack. He had just returned home and seated himself when he suffered the fatal attack and died in a matter of minutes.
     Mr. Steinbeck was born in Germany on June 20, 1889, and came to this country at an early age. He was a traveling man for many years and met and married the former Edith Davis of Gallipolis on Dec. 25, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davis, and a sister of the late Alfred and J. Elmer Davis. After several years of marriage, he settled in Gallipolis and engaged in the shoe repair business. Later he was associated with the Libby Hotel, and was also engaged in the insurance business. His wife preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1949.
     Children who survive his first marriage are Mrs. Lyman (Ruth) Lockwood of Toledo, John Jr., Henry Luder and James Steinbeck, all of Gallipolis. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A brother George Steinbeck of Florida also survives.
     Eleven years ago he left Gallipolis and went to Cleveland, where he was associated with the University Club. There he met and married Marcella Schuster, who survives. They made frequent visits to Gallipolis.
     The body is at the Chambers Funeral Home in Cleveland, and will arrive at Miller’s Home for Funerals Monday, when funeral arrangements will be announced.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 23, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Steinman, Augusta Sophia

Death Of Miss Steinman
     Miss Augusta Sophia Steinman, aged 78 years, passed away Saturday evening at nine o'clock. She was the daughter of Gottlieb and Sophia Steinman and was born at Lancaster May 23, 1833.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Laura M. Deletombe of Lancaster and Miss Mary Ceclia Steinman of this city, with whom she always made her home.
     Short services were held at the home on 3rd. Avenue Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock by Rev. Williams after which the body was sent to Lancaster on the Hocking Valley and upon arrival the funeral services will be held in the afternoon at the Lutheran Church of which she is a member and burial will take place. The Masons of Lancaster will act as an escort.

[Note: Death Certificate...died March 4, 1911. Parents: Gottlieb Steinman born Germany and Sophia Camnity born Maryland]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 10, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Stephens, Inez

     Inez Ellen Stephens, 89, a resident of Chesapeake, died Sunday at Pulley Care Center, in South Point. She was born June 24, 1900 in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sherman and Mary LaFon Nance. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen T. Stephens, two brothers, two sisters, and two infant daughters.
     She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Harvey Opal Butcher and Mrs. Billy Imogene Templeton, both of Chesapeake, Mrs. Quida Templeton Johnson, Belpre, Mrs. Russell Wykle Whitley, Vinton, Mrs. Charles Nancy South, South Point, three sons: Owen Stephens, Jr., Chesapeake, Jack Stephens, Valdosta, Ga., and Richard (Dick) Stephens, Clearwater, Fla.
     Twenty grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter survive, along with three step-grandchildren along with one sister, Mrs. Retta Brammer, Chesapeake.
     Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Schneider Funeral Home in Chesapeake with Rev. Dallas Reynolds and Randy Templeton officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 30, 1990
Transcribed by J.Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Stephens, James Thomas

J. T. Stephens Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
     James Thomas Stephens, 75, a retired miner and native of Kentucky, died unexpectedly following a heart attack at 1 p. m. Sunday at his home on Rt. 141, near Flag Springs. Mr. Stephens was born in Kentucky on Aug. 4, 1887, son of the late Thomas and Amanda Holbrook Stephens. He was married on Sept. 24, 1908 to the former Minnie Bell Whitt, who survives along with nine children. One child is deceased.
     Those who survive include six daughters and three sons, Mrs. Trace (Viola) Fraley, Patriot, Mrs. William (Betty) Jaqua, Piqua; Mrs. John (Emma) Davis, of Troy; Mrs. Faye Fielders, of Columbus; Mrs. Coyde (Gladys) Andre of Hinton, W. Va.; Mrs. Charles (Jewel) Parker, of Waterloo; James of Bowling Green; Clarence of Patriot and Clyde of Sidney. There are 42 grandchildren. Sisters and a brother who survive are Mrs. Pricie Ison of Rocky Branch, Ky., Mrs. Mary Ellen Gibson, of Isomville, Ky., Mrs. Bertha Eldridge of Fairborn and Edgar Stephens of Grayson, Ky.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Flag Springs church with burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Saunders Funeral Home. The casket will be open at the church one hour prior to the service.

[Note: Buried as Thomas J. Stephens in Flagg Springs Cemetery in Walnut Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 25, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stephens, Rev. S. M.

News Notes
     We inadvertently omitted to mention the death, last week, of Rev. S. M. Stephens, the aged father of Mrs. Samuel Brosius, which occurred at that lady’s residence on the 19th. Funeral services were conducted Monday, by Rev. Moncure, after which the remains were sent to the old homestead, in Maryland, for interment. Mr. Stephens was a fine old gentleman, who made a few acquaintances after coming here that highly regarded him.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, August 29, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stevens, Della

     Della K. Stevens, 87, died at Holzer Medical Center Sunday following a brief illness. She was a resident of Porter. She was born Aug. 13, 1891, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Phillip and Caroline Goetting Kraus. She married the late H. Morton Stevens, Dec. 29, 1913. He died in 1969.
     She is survived by two daughters and two sons, F. Eugene Stevens,Bidwell; E. Wyman Stevens, Sarasota, FL; Mrs. Donald (Virginia) Grant, Springfield and Mrs. Carribel Dingess, Porter. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive. She was preceded in death by one brother.
     She attended preparatory school and Bliss College. She was a postmaster in Porter from 1933 to 1959. She attended Porter Methodist Church and was a member of Rodney Methodist Church as well as a charter member of the Porter Women's Society of Christian Service and was a past president of that organization. She was also a charter member of Harris Grange.
     Funeral services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Porter United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Rowland and the Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande. Friends may call this evening at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour at the church prior to the services.

[Note: Died Dec. 31, 1978 ]

Gallipolis Paper
January 1979
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Stevens, F. Eugene

     F. Eugene Stevens, 81, Bidwell, died Monday, Jan. 22, 1996 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1914 in Gallia County, son of the late Morton and Della Kraus Stevens, he was a retired elementary school teacher in the Gallia County Local School District at Bidwell and Cheshire schools. He taught for 37 years prior to his retirement in 1979.
     He was a graduate of the University of Rio Grande with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, and a former Springfield Township trustee. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Vinton American Legion Post 161, the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association and Vinton F & AM Lodge 131.
     Surviving are his wife, Mildred Ward Stevens, whom he married June 17, 1941 at Bidwell; a daughter, Janice (Steve) Bryant of Bidwell; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia (Don) Grant of St. Paris, and Carribel Dingess of Porter. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wyman Stevens.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic services will be conducted in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Vinton American Legion Post 161.

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


Stevens, Margaret B. [Baltzell]

Mrs. W. R. B. Stevens
     After an illness of several months, Mrs. Margaret B. Stevens died on Monday evening, February 27th. She was born in this city in 1818, and was the youngest daughter of the late Daniel Baltzell, who came from Morgantown, Virginia, to Gallipolis, in 1814. Her entire life was spent in this city. Here she was born, educated, married, and died.
     Of a numerous family, but one sister and two brothers survive her ~ Mrs. Harriet Gates, of Charleston, W. Va., Dr. Thomas W. Baltzell, of Kentucky, and George Baltzell, of Illinois. Mrs. Stevens was married in 1839 to the late Mr. W. R. B. Stevens. She was earnestly devoted to her family, and it can be truly said she was a kind and affectionate mother. Two daughters survive her - Mrs. George D. McBride and Mrs. A. R. Chase, both of this city.
     The funeral services were held at the family residence on Wednesday last, the Rev. John Moncure officiating, the burial taking place at Mound Hill Cemetery.

“It seemeth such a little way to me
Across to that strange country, the Beyond,
And yet not strange, for it has grown to be
The home of those of whom I am so fond;
They make it seem familiar and most dear,
As journeying friends bring distant countries near.

“So close it lies that, when my sight is clear,
I think I see the gleaming strand;
I know, I feel that those who’ve gone from here
Come near enough to touch my hand;
I often think, but for our veiled eyes,
We should find heaven right ‘round us lies.

“I cannot make it seem a day to dread
When from this dear earth I shall journey out
To that still dearer country of the dead,
And join the lost ones so long dreamed about.
I love this world, yet shall I love to go
And meet the friends who wait for me, I know.

“And so for me there is no sting to death,
And so the grave has lost its victory;
It is but crossing, with a bated breath,
And white, set face, a little strip of sea,
To find the loved ones waiting on the shore,
More beautiful, more precious than before.”

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, March 6, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Stevens, Mary Elizabeth [Grady]

     Mary Elizabeth (Grady) Stevens, R.N., age 54, 380 Canfield Dr., Gahanna, Ohio, Monday, St. Anthony Hospital. Private Duty Nurse, Member of the Salem E. and R. Church, Chillicothe, Ohio.  Graduate of Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, Ohio. Member of Private Duty Registry, Ohio Nursing Association, American Nursing Association, Columbus Royal Order of Moose, Chapter 206.
     Survived by husband, Harry R.; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Gardner of Fairborn, Ohio; mother-in-law, Mrs. Era A. Stevens, Fairborn, Ohio.  Funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m., Schoedinger, State St. Chapel, where friends may call Thursday and Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Rev. Ralph Huber officiating.
     Interment Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio, graveside service there 1:30p.m., Moose chapter service Friday 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggest contributions to the Heart Fund. Gallipolis and Chillicothe papers please copy.

Columbus Dispatch
Thursday, February 6, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stevens, May

     Miss May Stevens, 17-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Lincoln Stevens, of Rodney, was taken ill Friday morning at 7 o’clock, and died before ten the same morning. We do not know exactly the trouble. About three years ago her sight suddenly left her and she was blind. When taken ill yesterday morning she went into one sinking spell after another. She was the eldest child and she is survived by parents, two brothers and one sister, who will have the sympathy of all who know them. The funeral will be Sunday morning, as they telephoned Undertaker Wetherholt.

[Note: Buried in Calvary Baptist Cemetery]

Unknown Newspaper
1905
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Stevens, (Polly)

     Mrs. Stevens, living near Ewington, died Saturday, February 4, and was buried on the following day at Mt. Olive. She was seventy-three years old.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Personal Notes
Tuesday, February 14, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stevens, W. R. D.

     W. R. D. Stevens, an old and respected citizen, has passed away. Mr. Stevens had almost reached his 67th year, when the fell destroyer overtook him. He first came to this city in 18- and was then a fine looking man. He has occupied positions of prominence in city and county affairs , taking great interest in the politics of the day. He was honest and uncompromising in his principles. He leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. D .McBride, and Mrs. A.H. Chase. The funeral services were conducted Monday at the family residence by Rev. R, Breare,

[Note: Also in Gallipoilis Bulletin]

Gallipolis Journal
November 17, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Stevens, Will R.

     Died, at the residence of his father, W. R. B. Stevens, in this city, on Tuesday, March 31st, of affection [sic] of the lungs, Will. R. Stevens, aged 30 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 9, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Stevens [Stephens], William

Death of Mr. Stevens
     William Stevens, a highly respected colored citizen of Springfield township, died at the home of his son, Thomas Stevens, near Campaigne, August 24th, 1911, aged nearly 97 years. Mr. Stevens has been a resident Gallia county for 70 years and has lived a faithful Christian for 65 years. The life that he has led should be a bright example for all of us to follow. We extend to the bereaved ones our sincere sympathy.

[Note: 1/27/1815 - 8/22/1911, 96 years old. Informer was Charles Stephens. Buried in Stephens Cemetery by Undertaker Daniel Glassburn of Bidwell. S/o of James and Malisa Emonds Stephens per death cert. Spelling was Stephens on cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 30, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stevenson, Carolyn (Hayward)

Death of Mrs. Stevenson
     Mr. W. C. Hayward received a telephone message Friday morning, from Columbus, stating that his sister Mrs. Carolyn Stevenson, his only living sister, had died suddenly in that city at the home of her daughter Mrs. George S. Beall. No further particulars have been received. Mr. Hayward went up on the morning train. Her remains will arrive here this evening on the Hocking Valley, and be taken to Mr. Hayward's and she will be buried beside her husband in the Pine Street cemetery.
     Mrs. Stevenson was known to all of our more elderly citizens and was the widow of Rev. George S. Stevenson who died about three years ago. She was the most excellent lady, the daughter of the late Solomon Hayward. She and Mr. Hayward were the last of quite a large family. She left children Mrs. Emma Myers, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Mrs. Madeline Beall of Columbus, Mrs. Kitty Grant, of Carrollton, Ky., and Mr. Potter H. Stevenson, of Columbus. Further particulars will be given.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 27, 1903
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Stevenson, Rev. George S.

Death of Rev. Geo. S. Stevenson
     Mr. Will C. Hayward received sad news of his brother-in-law, Rev. Geo. S. Stevenson, of Vinton, who died at 10 a.m. this Monday morning, February 3. He left a wife, Mrs. Caroline Hayward Stevenson and son, Mr. Potter H. Stevenson, of Columbus, and daughters, Mrs. Geo. S. Beall and Miss Kittie Stevenson, of Columbus, and Mrs. Emma Myers, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., wife of a Railroad Conductor.
     Mr. Stevenson was a Methodist minister from a young man and was about 80 years old. He has been on the retired list for perhaps 20 years and in very feeble health of body and mind for a long time. Before he succumbed to his infirmities, he was a splendid warm, kindhearted man full of the spirit of human and Christian kindness, beloved by all who knew him and without an enemy in the world. Arrangements for the funeral and burial will be made later and probably he will be buried here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 3, 1902

Funeral Services
     Mr. W. C. Hayward went out to Vinton this morning, returning at noon. In regard to Rev. Mr. Geo. S. Stevenson’s funeral services, he says there will be short services at his late home at 10 a.m., Wednesday, the remains escorted by the Vinton Lodge of Masons, will be escorted to the train for Gallipolis, and an escort will accompany the remains here with other friends, where they will be taken from the depot to Pine street cemetery, where a brief burial service will be conducted by Rev. E. H. Gelvin.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 4, 1902                                                                           Top of Page

Death of Rev. Stevenson
     Rev. Geo. S. Stevenson died at his home at Vinton last Monday morning, February 3, 1902. He had been in feeble health for some time. He left a wife, Mrs. Caroline Hayward Stevenson, and son, Mr. Potter H. Stevenson, of Columbus and daughters, Mrs. Geo. S. Beall and Miss Kittie Stevenson, of Columbus, and Mrs. Emma Myers, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., wife of a railroad conductor.
     Deceased was a retired Methodist minister and was about eighty years of age and a fine old gentleman. The remains were brought here Wednesday with an escort from the Masonic Lodge and conveyed to the Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son. Rev. Gelvin conducted short services at the grave.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 7, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Stephenson, Rev. George S. [Stevenson]

OBITUARY
     Rev. George S. Stephenson, died at his home in Vinton, Feb. 3rd, 1902, aged 81 years and 6 months. He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, in 1821, and was united in marriage to Caroline Hayward at Gallipolis in September, 1846, who survives him.
     In early life he professed faith in Christ and consecrated his life to the work of the Gospel ministry in the M. E. Church. He commenced preaching about 1840 and continued to preach until 1884, when because of failing health he gave up regular ministerial work. He spent nine years as missionary worker in the northwest. When the country was new and wild, when Indians and ox teams were more numerous than anything else, he continued in active work and was a very efficient minister, holding many very precious revivals with the churches for which he labored. During the years he has lived in Vinton, he has won the confidence, love and respect of all the people.
     He made himself helpful in attending funerals, visiting the sick, and it may be truly said of him “He hath done what he could.” He leaves the devoted wife who has been his true companion all these years, and one son, Mr. Potter Stephenson of Columbus; three daughters, Miss Kitty and Mrs. George Beall of Columbus and Mrs. Emma Myers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to mourn the death of a loving husband and father, all are comforted in knowing that they who die in the Lord are blessed and their work do follow them.
     His funeral services will be held at home Wednesday forenoon conducted by Revs. Fulton and Ricketts. Burial will be at Gallipolis Wednesday p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 4, 1902
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Stevers, Charles B.

Charles B. Stevers, 80, Dies In Holzer Hospital Thursday
     Charles B. Stevers, 80, long prominent in the business and fraternal life of Gallipolis, died at Holzer Hospital at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. He had been a patient there since Jan 7, after becoming seriously ill Jan. 4. He had been in failing health for the past six months.
     At the time of his death he had been in the insurance and real estate business for 15 years and during that same period had been connected with the Gallipolis Theaters for 13 years. As a young man, he had been employed at the Gallipolis State Institute and later he was employed by the J.M. Kerr and Womeldorff and Thomas hardware firms. At one time he operated the Gallipolis Hardware Company on the Public Square. His political activity included membership on the Republican Central Committee and at one time he was Republican chairman of Gallia County and a member of the County Board of Elections. He was a Director and Vice President of the Buckeye Building and Loan Company.
     He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and belonged to Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons, Gallipolis Chapter; Moriah Council, Rose Commandery Knights Templar, Aladdin Shrine and Gallipolis Shrine Club. He also was an avid sports fan especially baseball.
     Mr. Stevers was born at Mercerville on Jan. 19, 1880 to the late John L and Moriah Evans Stevers. His marriage to the former Anna L. Lewis of Rio Grande was an event of June 15, 1911. She survives at the family home at 514 Second Avenue and one son, Dr Charles Lewis Stevers of Toledo, whose wife is the former Metta Herbert, daughter of former Ohio Governor, Thomas Herbert. There are four grandchildren.
     Other survivors are a sister and four brothers, Rev. Oma Williams of Crown City; Frank Stevers of Columbus; Ed Stevers of Gallipolis; John Stevers of Mercerville and Lester Stevers of Crown City.
     Brothers and sisters who preceded him were Bert, Mrs. Allie Fraley, Mrs. Maude Haskins and Mrs. Myrtle Plymale; who died a few weeks ago.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 5:30 p.m and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: died Jan. 21, 1960]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
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Stevers, Charles Hugh

Crown City Man Shoots Himself With .22 Pistol
     Suicide was the official verdict of Coroner Donald R. Warehime in the Monday death of C. Hugh Stevers, 43, Crown City civic leader, high ranking Mason, artist and musician. Dr. Warehime said that Mr. Stevers shot himself in the heart with a .22 caliber target pistol which he borrowed from a neighbor, Lewis Woodyard. Mr. Stevers's Crown City home was the scene of his death and the time was fixed at 3:50 p.m. Woodyard said Mr. Stevers borrowed the pistol to kill a rat he had seen Monday morning on his front porch.

Bookkeeper
     Five years ago Mr. Stevers became bookkeeper for Condee Coal Co and a few weeks ago he accepted the same position at Spring Hill Dairy Co. He and his wife also operated a grocery store at Crown City.
In 1949, Mr. Stevers was chairman of the annual drive of Gallia COunty Chapter, American Red Cross.
At the time of his death Mr. Stevers held three public clerkships, he was clerk of the Guyan Township trustees, of the Crown City Local Board of Education and a the Crown City Village Council.

Hobby was Music
     Mr. Stever's greatest hobby was music and he was an accomplished pianist. He was skilled at artistic lettering. However, he devoted much of his time to lodge work.
     Decedent was a member and past Master of Crown City Blue Lodge (but the Gallipolis Blue Lodge-Morning Dawn #7 F&AM--will conduct Masonic rites at 8 p.m. today at the C.J. Waugh Funeral Home) and he was a member of these Gallipolis Masonic bodies, Moriah Council 32 R&SM (Past Master); Gallipolis Chapter 79 R&AM; Rose Commandery 43, Knight Templars (of which next year he would have been commander).
     World War II Navy Veteran, Mr. Stevers served four years and came out as a storekeeper Petty Officer.
He was the son of John W. Stevers, former member of the Board of Gallia County Commissioners and the late Edith Waugh Stevers. His mother died April 13, 1949. Hugh Stevers was born Feb. 3, 1909 in Ohio Township, back of Bladen.

Mercerville Resident
     Mr. Stevers lived for years at Mercerville, where his father was a funeral director. Decedent had resided in Crown City about 15 years. He was married Oct. 4, 1931, to the former Joy Lanier in Gallipolis, The Rev. William Wood Duff, First Presbyterian Church Pastor, officiating.
     Survivors include his father, his widow and two sons, Delmas Hugh Stevers and Dwight Nelson Stevers, his brother, F.L. (Bud) Stevers, Mercerville Funeral Director.

Rites Wednesday
     Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the C.J. Waugh Funeral Home, the Rev. Frank Harding, Beaver (former Crown City Pastor) officiating with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. Morning Dawn Blue Lodge #7 services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Selwyn White, Raymond Jones, Ted Chandler, Otis Drummond, Burhl D. Hood and Neal Blaine Clark.

[Note: Death Certificate....Charles Hugh Stevers born Feb. 3, 1909; died July 7, 1952; aged 43 years.]

Gallipolis Paper
July 1952
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Stevers, Eva

Young Woman Is Suicide Victim
     Death came to Miss Eva Stevers, 37, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stevers of Mercerville, eary Monday morning, Jan 13, 1936, in Holzer hospital from a poison draught self-administered at her home Saturday night.
     Ill for a period of ten years, Miss Stevers gave up employment in Hungington more than six months ago, and after consulting several physicians she gave up hope for recovery. After swallowing poison, Miss Stevers went to the home of her brother Lee and informed him of the fact. She was brought at once to the Holzer hospital, where she later died. Before the end came, Miss Stevers consulted members of her family and planned her funeral arrangement.
     Miss Stevers was born in Ohio township and had many warm friends wherever she was known. Surviving are her parents, three brothers and three sisters. They are Mrs. Haskell Sheets and Mrs. Harold Sheets, twin sisters who married twin brothers, living in Huntington; John Stevers of that city; Hugh of Crown City and Naomi Stevers at home.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Bethel church near Bladen by Rev. Ira J. Sheets, interment following there. Many friends and relatives sincerely mourn her tragic death, but know that she has found peace and happiness in the world beyond.

Gallipolis paper
Jan. 13, 1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall 

Stevers, Eva Emile

OBITUARY
     Eva Emile Stevers, eldest daughter of John W. and Edith (Waugh) Stevers, was born in Ohio township, July 20, 1898 and responded to death’s call on January 13, 1936, age 37 years, 5 mos. and 23 days.
     Eva accepted Christ as her personal Savior when only 13 years of age and became a member of the Mercerville Baptist church. When she grew to womanhood, she obtained employment in Huntington, W. Va. While in this city, she became a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Eva was always ready to use her talents and influence in every way and in every community, to advance Christ’s kingdom. She was especially gifted in prayer and her influence for good and righteousness will be sadly missed by all her associates.
     Besides her parents she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Lee, of Mercerville, O., John S., of Huntington, C. Hugh of Crown City, Mrs. Haschal [Haskell] Sheets and Mrs. Harold Sheets of Huntington and Naomi, at home. One sister, Avanelle, preceded her to the ‘Haven of Rest’ which Eva so nobly labored to enter, and which we feel she obtained her Eternal Rest.

Thou art gone to the grave
And its mansion forsaking,
Perchance thy weak spirit
In fear lingered long.
But the mild ray of paradise
Beamed on Thy waking
And the sound which thou heardest
Was the Seraphims song.

Thou art gone to the grave
But we will not deplore thee
Whose God was thy ransom
Thy guardian and guide.
He gave Thee; He took Thee,
And He will restore Thee
And Death has no sting
For the Saviour has died.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 17, 1936
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Stevers, John Lafayette

John L. Stevers Dies Early Mon.
Was Oldest Man Ever to Hold Public Office in County - Funeral Wednesday
     Monday morning at 2:45 Mr. John Lafayette Stevers, one of the oldest residents of the county and the oldest ever to hold office here, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oma Williams, in Crown City at the age of 90 years. At the time of his death Mr. Stevers was serving as trustee of Gallipolis township.
Born Feb. 29, 1844, Mr. Stevers had spent his entire life in Gallia county and was well and widely known. He served two terms as county commissioner and had served in various lesser official capacities for more than half a century.
     He is survived by the following children: Edward and Charles Stevers, Mrs. Ed Plymale, Mrs. Tom Haskins and Mrs. John Fraley of Gallipolis, John and Bert Stevers of Mercerville, Lester Stevers and Mrs. Oma Williams, Crown City and Frank Stevers of Columbus.
     Funeral services were held at Bethel church near Bladen Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Maddox of Crown City. The ritualistic Masonic service was given by his brethren of that order of Crown City lodge.

[Note: From Stone Died 14 May 1934]

Gallipolis paper
May 1934
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Stevers, Joseph Russell

Death of A Little Boy
     Joseph Russell Stevers, six year old son of Edward and Martha [Moore] Stevers of 914 Upper 2nd Avenue, died this morning at 6:30 a.m. of diphtheria.
     The funeral and burial service will be at Mercerville Sunday morning, the funeral party leaving here at 8 o'clock. Wetherholt has charge of the burial.
     The little fellow had been ill for a week and had the best of care and attention but all of no avail. He is survived by both parents and a brother and sister.

[Note: Death Certificate Born July 29,1906; died Sept. 9, 1911]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 9, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Stevers, Mariah

Mrs. Lafe Stevers Died Friday Evening

     Mrs. Lafe Stevers, age 70, died at her home down the river road Friday evening, Sept 27, 1921, after a prolonged illness.
     Mrs. Stevers, a fine old lady and well known here by many friends was the mother of ten children, all married and living near by. Six boys and four girls, one of which is Mrs. Charles Stevers of this city, John, Lester and Bert, living at Mercerville, Edward in Huntington and Frank in Columbus. The girls are Mrs. Dahl Williams of Crown City, Mrs. Ed Plymale of the river road, Mrs. Tom Haskins of Garfield Avenue, and Mrs. Fraley of the County Home. Besides her children to mourn her loss is her husband.
     The funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock at Bethel church by Rev. Ewing of Rio Grande. Burial at Mercerville by funeral director Tope of Mercerville.

[Note: Birth date from tombstone B.1852]

Gallipolis paper
Sept. 23, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Stevers, Maria

Mrs. Stevers Dead
     Ms. Maria Stevers, aged 70, wife of Mr. J. L. Stevers, passed away at the family home on the river road a short distance below this city Friday evening, Sept. 23, 1921, after long illness. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Bethel Church by Rev. W. E. Ewing of Rio Grande, the interment following at Mercerville by undertaker Tope.
     Mrs. Stevers is survived by her husband, four daughters and six sons. The daughters are Mrs. Dahl Williams of Crown City, Mrs. Ed Plymale, Mrs. Tom Haskins and Mrs. John Fraley. The sons are Edward of Huntington, John, Lester, Bert, and Frank of Columbus and Charles B. Stevers of Gallipolis.
Mrs. Stevers was born July 26, 1852, and at the time of her death was aged 69 years, 1 month and 26 days. She was the daughter of Evan and Eliza Evans who came from Wales to this country in their youth and settled in Ohio.
     Mr. and Mrs. Stevers were married Nov. 4, 1869. Besides her husband and the children named she is survived by 21 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Amanda Wellington of Wellsville, and brothers, Lewis and John Evans of Bladen, and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Stevers was converted in her youth and joined the Bethel M. E. Church, and in after years carried her membership to Cherrington Chapel, where she lived a quiet, unassuming consistent Christian until her. [end of sentence]
     She raised a large and well respected family who will rise up and call her blessed. She was taken sick several years ago with a complication of troubles and for years suffered untold pain, but never complained.
     Mrs. Stevers was a splendid Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother, and her passing has brought sorrow to many hearts.

Card of Thanks - The members of the family wish to extend their thanks to Rev. Ewing for his consoling words, and friends for the beautiful floral offerings, to the singers and all friends for help during the illness and death of our dear mother.
                                   J. L. Stevers and Children
Gallipolis paper
Sept. 23, 1921
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Stevers, Ruby

     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby E. Stevers, 62, who died Friday at University Hospital, Columbus, will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster. Burial will be in Forrest Rose Cemetery.
     Mrs. Stevers was born in Walnut Twp., daughter of the late Steve and Carrie Martin Elliott. Her husband, Roscoe Buhl Stevers preceded her in death.
     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gary Smith, Columbus; a brother, Harold Elliott, Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Fern) Davis, Vinton; Mrs. Henry (Miriam) Allison, Gallipolis; Mrs. Harris (Beatrice) Wellman, Columbus.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
May 21, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stevers, Verba G.

     Verba Gertrude Stevers, 89, of 758 First Ave., died at 3 p.m. Friday at her home. She had been in failing health two weeks. She and her husband operated a grocery store in Crown City several years.
     She was born March 26, 1887, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Rev. Ira and Martha Fillinger Sheets. She married Lester A. Stevers, who preceded her in death in November, 1960.
     Surviving are a son, Paul Stevers, Dunbar, W. Va.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Haskill (Belva) Wells, Gallipolis; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; a sister and three brothers, Mrs. James (Lula) Landon, Table Rock, Neb.; Okey Sheets, Huntington, W. Va., and Isaac and Claude Sheets, both of Gallipolis. Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Mercerville Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday times Sentinel
June 6, 1976
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Steward, Madison

     VINTON - Madison Steward, 77, Rt. 2, Bidwell, died Thursday at his residence. Born April 5, 1905, at Wilkesville, son of the late Brown and Irene (Renie) McDaniels Steward, he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Surviving is a son , Richard, of Columbus; two nieces and several cousins.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Vance Watson officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Harrisburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Feb. 13, 1983
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Albert A.

     A.A. Stewart, a former Gallipolis man was a passenger on the Titanic and it is supposed that he is among the lost, as his name does not appear in the list of the survivors. He is a brother of the Misses Lillian and Flavia Stewart of Island Side and is the brother-in-law of Capt. John C. Hutsinpiller of this city. Mr. Stewart had been spending the winter in France and had left his family in Paris.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Apr. 18, 1912
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Stewart, Anna Blanche [Rayburn]

     KANAUGA - Mrs. Anna Blanche Stewart, 68, of 110 River St., Kanauga, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at her home. She had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill for three months.  Born in Point Pleasant Nov. 2, 1897, where she spent most of her life until nine years ago. She was the daughter of the late Granville and Mary Shelby Rayburn.
     She was married twice, the first marriage to Simon Turner, March 2, 1913, who died Jan. 9, 1957 and to Rev. Harold Stewart, October 26, 1963. He survives. Other survivors are seven daughters; Mrs. Ross (Marie) Stevens, Geneva; Mrs. Clyde (Oma Lee) Juniper, Mrs. Ronald (Ann) Williams of Painesville; Mrs. Marry Riddle, Gallipolis; Mrs. Gene (Bessie) Gillispie, Geneva; Mrs. James (Ruth) Lee, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Richard (Lisa) Wamsley, Henderson; a son, Eules Turner, Kanauga. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Vansickle and Mrs. Roy Newell, Point Pleasant; four brothers, L. J., Dana, Hurcles and Everett Rayburn, all of Point Pleasant; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday.

Athens Messenger
Friday, October 28, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Arden

     Arden Stewart, 68, of Rt. 1, Gallipolis, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. Born April 17, 1919, in Jackson County, WV, he was a son of Elijah and Marinda Campbell Stewart. He came to Gallipolis 20 years ago, where he lived with his brother, the Rev. Howard Stewart. Surviving in addition to his brother are two sisters, Tressie Campbell, of Akron and Daisy Jordan, of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Addison Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard Barcus officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Addison Freewill Baptist Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1987
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Stewart, Arius Burton (Bert)

Dies of Lung Trouble
Soldier, Cook and Singer
     Arius Burton Stewart, colored, aged 32 years, 7 months, and 27 days, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, widow of Otho Stewart, Saturday noon, of lung trouble, after a long illness. Besides his mother, two brothers, Harry Gordon and Halsey Stewart, survive him.
     Bert enlisted in the hospital corp during the Spanish-American War. He was a good, industrious young man and well-known and well-liked about town. He was a cook by occupation, and when not working on the river he was much sought after by camping parties in the summer months. He was also a singer of considerable ability and talent.
     The funeral services were held at the residence at 2 o'clock yesterday, Rev. Mr. Huff officiatin. Interment in Pine St. cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Journal
December 1 1910
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                        


Stewart, Belva B.

Belva B. Stewart
     Belva B. Stewart, 95 of the Bulaville Community, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 29, 2005, at her home, surrounded by her family.
     She was born Sept. 29, 1909, in Addison Township to the late Eli and Emma Atkinson Shaver. She married Raymond Claude Stewart on Oct. 19, 1926 in Gallipolis and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1993, as well as a son, Charles R. Stewart; a twin sister, Melva Davis; a sister Lula Richards; a brother, Otis Shaver and a granddaughter, Teresa Stewart.
     Belva was retired from the housekeeping department at Holzer Medical Center. She was a member of the Bulaville Christian Church and attended White Oak Baptist Church.
     She is survived by three daughters, Edna French and Sara Lou Plants, both of Gallipolis and Barbara Thomas of Columbus, 10 grandchildren, Sheridan French, Charlotte French and Tammy Kostival, all of Gallipolis, Kevin Thomas of South Vienna, Ohio; Richard Stewart of Las Vegas, NV; Gary Stewart of Spokane, WA, Michael Stewart of La Mirada, CA; Linda Stewart of Las Vegas, Loretta Turley of Fort Dick, CA and Sandra Stewart of Kailva Kona, Hawaii; numerous great-grandchildren and g-g-grandchildren; her church family, friends and hospice workers.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastors Carl Ward, Alfred Holley, Andrew Parsons and Joseph Godwin. Interment will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005.
     Casketbearers are Tyler Lucas, Kevin Thomas, an Kostival, Robert Rothgeb, Bob Shaver and Warren Harbaugh. Honorary casketbears are Billy Davis, Calvin Stewart and Don Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 29, 2005
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Stewart, Ben

Ben Stewart Dies at County Home
Wife Was Drowned In May
     Ben Stewart, who figured in the headlines in a minor way two months ago, died at the County Home Saturday night. His illness was of rather brief duration and death was due to a loathsome disease.
     Ben was the husband of Ella Siders Stewart, 35, whose lifeless body was found afloat in an abandoned cistern at the upper end of Eastern avenue on the morning of May 17. She had been drowned as a result of accidentally falling into the uncovered cistern, the authorities were convinced. Prior to that Stewart and wife had lived in a house on wheels that stood on Flatiron Square near the bridge leading into the O. H. E. grounds.
     Rev. W. B. Neal conducted the funeral rites at the Tope home at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 9, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Cecil C.

C. C. Stewart, 72, Dies Early Today at Home
     Cecil C. Stewart, 72, a resident of 754 Fourth Ave., died at 2:30 a.m. today at his home. Mr. Stewart retired, was for many years employed by the Gallipolis theaters. He was born in Gallipolis May 16, 1892, son of the late John W. and Vinnie R. Smith Stewart. His marriage to the former Elva Garnes took place Feb. 14, 1922. She survives along with the following sisters and brother, Edith Stewart and Marvin P. Stewart, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Mabel Harris, of Jackson, and Mrs. Helen Martin and Mrs. Elsie Jordon, both of Columbus.
     Mr. Stewart was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Lafayette Post, American Legion and Paint Creek Baptist Church. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. There will be military rites. Rev. Nyle Borden will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gallia Times
Saturday, February 6, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Charlotte B.Oty [Koontz]

     OBITUARY - Charlotte B. Koontz, born Feb 6, 1840, died, Dec 20, 1925, age 85 years, 10 months, 14 days. She was united in marriage to Henry Oty near 1860, and to this union was born two children, Harriet who preceded the mother in death and Charles yet living. The husband and father gave up his life in the service of his Country during the Civil War. She was again united in marriage about 1874, to William Jackson Stewart, To this union was born three children, two of whom are living. David of Swan Creek, and James with whom she made her home. Mr. Stewart died Aug 26, 1904.
     She leaves to mourn her loss one brother Eli Koontz of Huntington W. Va., three son's Chas Oty of Ray, O., David and James of Bladen, Ohio., three stepdaughters, Mary Houck, Fannie Brumfield and America Swords, thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. She also has three brothers, Charles, John and William, three sisters, Permella, Mary Ann and Juia Koontz, one stepson Wiliam who preceded her in death.
     She was converted and joined the United Brethern Church at Mt. Olive some 60 years ago, in later years she removed her membership to the Victory Baptist Church near her home living ever a faithful member till her death. For several months she has been more or less afflicted but only the last few weeks confined to the house and the writer has missed her kind and cheerful greetings as she passed. She has borne her suffering with great fortitute and always in good spirits and we have many rememberance's even in this her last sickness of her enjoying the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit and rejoicing in the Saviors Love. This brings peace and consolation in this sad hour and when asked if she was ready for the great change, her answer was. "I am waiting for the Summons."
     We can add no word to the life that has been her's for it has told of whom she followed and how well she served and that while her friends miss and mourn for her. She has awakened in the morning of God's sunshine and love.

O, blessed sleep that will not break.
For tears nor prayers nor loves sweet sake,
O, perfect peace beyond all speech,
That only the good through dying reach.
God understands and his ways are right,
Bid our beloved a long good night
Weep for the days that will come no more
For the presence flown and our hearts that are sore,
But not for the soul whose goal is won
Whose perfect joy is just begun
Not for her spirit robed in white
And crowned where angels are so bright.

     Funeral services were held at Victory Church by Rev. E. V. Cremeens. Interment at Mercerville by Undertaker F. L. Stevers.

Gallipolis paper
Dec 20, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Stewart, Clarence A.

     Clarence A. Stewart, 74, of Gallipolis died Wednesday at University Hospital, Columbus. Born Feb. 18, he was the son of the late James and Tacy Susan Sanders Stewart. He is survived by his wife LaVerne L. Parcell Stewart, married Dec. 7, 1946 in Pearisburg; one daughter Brenda “Jeanie” Stewart of St. Albins, W.Va.; two brothers Oty M. Stewart of Vinton and Arthur E. Stewart of Xenia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Judith Gail Stewart; one brother Willie Stewart; and one sister Goldie Marie Stewart.
     He was a retired floor sander and refinisher and retired employee of Gallipolis City Schools. He was a member of World War II Army-Airforce Veteran, V.F.W. Post 4464 and attended Canaan Missionary Baptist Church.
     Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Alvis Pollard, Rev. Garland Mongomery and Rev. Kenneth Sanders officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home. The V.F.W. Post 4464 will present a flag at graveside.
Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Jeffers and Ken Farmer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 9, 1993
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Stewart, Descomb

Descomb Stewart Dies Of Stroke 6:50 This Morning
     Descomb R. Stewart, aged 64, who with his basket on his arm had been a familiar figure on the streets of Gallipolis for some years, died at 6:50 this morning at his home at 1127-½ Second Avenue. He had been ill two weeks and death resulted from a stroke.
     Mr. Stewart was born in Harrison Twp. June 3, 1879, the son of Dolliver and Elizabeth Frownfelter Stewart. He is survived by his wife, who was Augusta Saunders, and a son, Harold, at the parental home. He had not heard from his brothers for so long that nothing was known as to their whereabouts or fate. For a long time Mr. Stewart was employed at the O. H. E. and in late years, had devoted at least part of his time to peddling produce.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the Nazarene Church by Rev. Vernon Shafer. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery by C. R. Halley. The body will be brought from the mortuary to the home at 7 o’clock tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 13, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Elizabeth [Handley]

     Elizabeth Laurinda Stewart, 84, a resident of Rt. 2, Patriot, died Wednesday morning in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health the last year.
     Born in the Buffalo community near Waterloo, on Sept. 13, 1901, to the late Henry Logan Handley and Mary Adelaid Evans Handley, she married Hoe Stewart in January, 1924, in Catlettsburg, Ky. He survives along with one daughter and one son; Mrs. Marylu Lloyd, Detroit and Paul Charles Stewart, Rt.2 Patriot; 12 grand and 11 great grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Kathleen Bostic, Rt. 2 Patriot and Mrs. Margaret Osburne, Newark, Ohio; Charles and John Handley both of Perrysburg, Ohio. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the Rehobeth Methodist Church and later the Flags Springs Methodist Church where she was a church organist and teacher for many years. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Stewart, Ella A.

Ella Stewart Dies on Monday
     Mrs. Ella A. Stewart, 75, of 554 Fourth Ave., widow of Charles L. Stewart, died Monday afternoon at the Crestview Nursing Home, Dayton, Ohio. She had been in failing health several months.
     Born July 26, 1892 at Middleport, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Young Reed.    
     Four children also preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Dugan, Dayton; Mrs. Lambert (Esther) Bush and Mrs. John P. (Sally) Yeagle, Gallipolis; six sons, Charles, Eugene, Dan, Frank and William, all of Dayton; and Robert H. Stewart, Columbus; a brother, Richard Reed, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Betz and Mrs. Lucinda Danes, both of Middleport; and Mrs. R. B. Lamb, Columbus, and 18 grandchildren.
     Mrs. Stewart was a former employee of the Gallipolis State Institute and a member of Grace Methodist Church.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals by the Rev. Paul Bauders and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 15, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Stewart, Elva

Accident Is Fatal
     GALLIPOLIS - An elderly woman of 754 Fourth Avenue, died of asphyxiation about noon Friday when a fire spread through her single story frame home. According to Fire Chief James A. Northup, Mrs. Elva Stewart, 71, was in the kitchin frying bacon when apparently her clothing caught fire from a gas burner.
A neighbor, Mrs. Anita Javins, observing smoke coming from the house, called fireman. Mrs. Stewart's body was found inside the door by PTL Gary Wallace. There was minor fire and smoke damage to the house. Dr. Donald R. Warehome, Gallia County Coroner, rules death was caused by asphyxiation.
     Mrs. Stewart was born Feb. 10, 1900 in Springfield Twp., Gallia County, daughter of the late John Garnes and Hattie Smith Garnes. She married Cecil Stewart on Feb. 14, 1922, in Gallipolis. He preceded her
in death in 1965. Surviving are two brothers, Ernest of Columbus and Reed of Bidwell; four sisters, Mrs. Monettie Flowers, Mrs. Dorothy Williams and Mrs. Helen Jenkins, all of Columbus and Miss Lorette Garnes of Bidwell. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church on Buck Ridge.
     Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Vance Watson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 today.

The Daily Sentinel
June 13, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Stewart, Henry

Death of Henry Stewart
     Mr. Henry Stewart of Ohio township, who had the misfortune while cutting timber for Curtt Dickey’s sawmill over in Harrison township, to have a tree fall upon him, died of his injuries Saturday.
     The funeral services were at Mercerville today and the burial at the same place. He left a wife and three children. His wife’s maiden name was Galloway. He was a nephew of David Stewart of this city.

[Note: 1872 – Feb. 1, 1908; 36 yrs. 4 mos. 5 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 3, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, John

     STEWART - In the death of John Stewart, Gallia County lost one of her most upright, intelligent and honorable citizens.  He was sick five weeks, with inflammation of the bowels and stomach, and his sufferings were very severe. They were borne without murmur or complaint, and with that calm resignation which was a marked characteristic of his character. The fact was known to him that he was rapidly losing his hold upon life, and shortly before the coming of death he said to his wife, who had be[en] untiring in her care of him, that all was well with him; that he was happy and ready to depart. The news of his death was a sorrowful shock to all who knew him.  With one accord, came the remark: “A good man has left us.” The funeral services were largely attended, evidence of the universal respect in which he was held, and the interment was at the Flag Spring Cemetery.
     Esquire Stewart was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, on the 16th of February, 1818, and resided there until he was 29 years of age. He then removed to Gallia County, and three years later married Sallie C., daughter of the late Charles Neal. His home was ever afterward in Gallia County. His wife and five children—John T., Joseph, Mrs. Mary A. Belcher, Mrs. Euphemia McDaniel and Mrs. Grace Powell—survive him, and mourn the death of a devoted and affectionate husband and father.
     Mr. Stewart was honored by his fellow-citizens with many positions of honor and trust, and the duties were always faithfully and efficiently performed. His home was the abode of hospitality, and a kindly greeting was given to all. When the angel of death approached, he could look back upon a long and honorable life, undimmed by strife or bitterness, but marked by an unbroken line of good deeds. Verily, his end was peaceful, and he is now in possession of the rewards of his Father’s Love.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday June 9, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Stewart, John C.

John C. Stewart Dies Early Today
     John C. Stewart, native of Walnut Twp., who had made his home here in recent years, died about 6 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Wiseman, 83 Powhatan Ave., Columbus. Mr. Stewart, who had returned to Gallipolis in February after spending the winter with his son, Joe, at Brunswick, Ga., went to Columbus before or about the time of the death of his son-in-law, Chester A. Wiseman. It was known here that he was in a precarious physical condition.
     The body will be brought to the Waugh Funeral Home and services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. L. A. Donally will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery at Jackson.
     John Clifford Stewart was in his 82nd year. He was the last survivor of nine children of Joseph and Charlotte McIntyre Stewart. The older generation of Stewarts came to this county and Walnut Twp. from Muskingum County about 110 years ago. Decedent's wife, Elizabeth Davis Stewart, died about a quarter of a century ago and they are survived by three sons, in addition to the one already named, and a daughter, Mrs. Wiseman, towit: Carl Stewart, Chillicothe; Walter Stewart, Youngstown, and Paul Stewart, local furniture dealer.
     Mr. Stewart had been a traveling salesman and merchant. He was a large, jovial, impressive-looking man, a Methodist and a Mason, and held to a marked degree the devotion and affection of his children, grandchildren, nieces and other relatives, and was respected and esteemed by all.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth January 10, 1866; date of death July 10, 1948; burial at Fairmont CE in Jackson Co.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1948, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stewart file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                              Top of Page


Stewart, John T.

John Stewart Dies in Walnut Township
Burial at 2 Sunday
     John T. Stewart died Friday noon at his home at Flag Springs, Walnut tp, after a week’s illness from blood poison. He was a son of John and Sally Stewart and a native of the community where he died and where he had always lived, except he had recent winters with his children in different places. His age was 77 years, three months and seven days.
     Decedent is survived by his wife, who was Millie Powell, and they married in 1877 in Lawrence county. The surviving children are Claude Stewart, Gallipolis; Charles of Rodney; Archie of Osborn; Joseph, Flag Springs; Grace Powell, Florida; Gomer Stewart and Alberta Somers, Dayton; Mrs. Jessie McCarley, Rosie, Alice and Willis. James and Gordon Stewart, grandchildren, are employed by The Tribune.
     Funeral services will be held in Flag Springs, M. E. church at 2 o’clock Sunday. Rev. Mr. Snyder officiating. Burial there by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 22, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Stewart, John Wesley

J. W. Stewart Dies Saturday
     John W. Stewart, 87, died shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday at his home, 1622 Chatham Ave., following a lengthy illness. He had gone home Thursday after a 10-day stay in Holzer hospital.
     He is survived by his wife, Vinnie Smith Stewart and three daughters and two sons, who are: Edith, at home, Cecil of Pine St., Marvin of Gallipolis, Mrs. Helen Martin and Mrs. Elsie Jordan, both of Columbus. There also is one sister, Mrs. Mary Wilson, who is in a hospital in Pittsburgh and is the last member of the family. One son and four daughters preceded him in death.
     The body has been removed to the Miller’s Home for Funerals Funeral arrangements had not been completed by noon Saturday.

Gallia Times
Saturday, June 26, 1954

Stewart Rites Set Tuesday
     John Wesley Stewart, 87, brief mention of whose death was made Saturday, was a native of Pocahontas County, W. Va., where he was born Oct. 27, 1866. He was the son of Lacey and Charlotte Stewart and was one of ten children, one of whom survives, Mrs. Ella Jones, Pittsburgh, Pa.
     Mr. Stewart married Vinnie Smith, of Pocahontas County, W. Va., in December, 1887, at Gallipolis and has lived here ever since. Mr. Stewart engaged in farming and worked on many construction jobs. He assisted in the building of the original GSI buildings and later worked for Miller Bros. His last work was on the new Washington school building. Seven children survive and include Miss Edith Stewart, who came from her home in Columbus to care for him; Marvin Stewart, GSI employe, and Cecil Stewart, custodian of the Gallipolis theatres.
     Funeral services will be held for Mr. Stewart at the John Gee A. M. E. church at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state for one hour preceding the service. Rev. D. L. Latham will officiate. The body will be removed to the late home from Miller’s Home for Funerals. Active pallbearers will be Frank Price, John Casey, Charles Borden, Franklin Green, Lewis Green and Leslie Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Dunsmore, George Gilmore, Sr., Aaron Young, Tom Hill and Arthur Davis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 28, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Lillian

Death of Mrs. Stewart
     Mrs. Lillian Stewart, wife of Jessie Stewart, died at her home in Maple Shade, Thursday of pneumonia. She was 50 years old and is survived by a husband and five children. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment will follow at Pine Street cemetery in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 27, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stewart, Lulu [Wagoner]

Stewart Rites Set Tuesday
     Lulu Wagoner Stewart, 82, wife of Joseph Stewart Sr., died at her home, Saturday evening at 4 p.m. after an illness of ten days. Mrs. Stewart was a native and lifelong resident of Gallia county and had lived most of her life in the Flag Springs neighborhood where she and her surviving husband operated a farm.
     She was born Oct. 24, 1872, the daughter of the late Daniel and Rosalie McDaniel Wagoner, in Greenfield twp. She was married to Mr. Stewart in 1900 and they have lived on the Flag Springs farm since that date.
     Seven children were born to this union of whom five are living. They are Mrs. Mary Luman, Chattanooga, Tenn., Joseph W. Stewart and Mrs. Rosa Wiseman, Flag Springs, Mrs. Georgia Shelton, Patriot, and McDaniel Stewart at home.
     Other survivors are one sister and five brothers and they are Miss Rosa Wagoner, Floyd and Dan, all of Patriot; Lester, Chillicothe; Earl, Huntington, and Roy, Toledo.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Stewart will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wateroo [sic] Methodist church, of which she was a member. Rev. Clifford Allen will officiate. Burial will be in the Flag Springs cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home. Friends my call at the late home until the funeral hour Tuesday.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote “11-13-1954” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1954, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stewart file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                              Top of Page


Stewart, Martha Louise

     Martha Louise Stewart, 78, Middleport, passed away on August 19, 2010, at Overbrook Center. She was born on February 4, 1932, in Pityme, Meigs Co., daughter of the late Thomas Ratliff and Mirl Rice Ratliff. She was a homemaker.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded by husband, Carl Richard Stewart; son, Paul Stewart; brothers and sister, William Ratliff, Corbet Ratliff, Nora Spears.
     She is survived by children, Carl Stewart, Carroll Rich and Chung Cha Kim Stewart, Harry and Carolyn Stewart, Dave and Elizabeth Stewart, Tina Stewart, Lester and Amy Stewart; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister, Freda Jacks; special friend, Frances Burns and Joe Reed; several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2010, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Little. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, August 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 2010
Transcribe by: Connie Cotterill-Schumker


Stewart, O. M.

     Oty M. Stewart, 88, Vinton, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1994 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va. He served as Gallia County Treasurer from 1965 to 1975, and as county Commissioner from 1958 until 1962. He served as mayor and a village councilman of Vinton for several years, and owned and operated the Stewart Hardware Store in Vinton from 1947 to 1965. He was also a member of the Vinton Methodist Church and several lodges and clubs, including Vinton F & AM Lodge 131, the Gallipolis Shrine Club, and the Vinton Order of the Eastern Star 375.
     Born Sept. 20, 1906, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late James and Tacy Sanders Stewart.
Survivors include one son, Norman (Kathy) Stewart of Gallipolis; one daughter Opal (John) Payne of Vinton; one brother, Arthur (Helen) Stewart of Xenia; one sister-in-law, Laverne Stewart, Gallipolis; Six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
     Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vinton Baptist Church with the Revs. Marvin Sallee and Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Masonic services will be conducted 8:45 p.m. Friday by the Vinton F&AM Lodge 131.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 1994
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Stewart, Robert

     STEWART - At his residence in Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, on May 1, 1883, Robert Stewart, aged 63 years. Came to Gallia County 35 years ago and all that time was a good citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him. He embraced religion, 24 years ago and during that time he honored the Christian religion with marked consistency.
     His illness was protracted and was at times extremely painful, yet amid it all he was cheerful and would often say, "I shall soon be at rest." The writer visited him during his last illness, found him as usual--cheerful. We felt benefitted by the rich religious experiences he gave at that time.
     One of his children preceded him to the land of unalloyed repose, having died in the triump of a living faith. Four are left with his loving, tender wife to mourn his loss, yet not as those without hope, but rejoicing to know that the dear husband and father is at rest. He was a loving father, a neighbor esteemed by all who knew him and was a true Christian. May we all meet him in Heaven.
Wm. J. Pitchford

[Note: Born 1820 in PA. Buried in Mercerville Cemetery in Guyan Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 24, 1883
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Stewart, Robert Allen (Al)

Death Claims Al Stewart
     Robert Allen (Al) Stewart, 71, died at 11 AM Sunday at his home on Teens Run, where he had been ill for four or five years. Resident of a farm all his life, he worked some on the Eureka Dam.
     He was born June 20, 1879, at Milton, W. Va., to Mrs. Anna Ingels Stewart, who survives, and the late William F. (Frank) Stewart, but he was brought to Ohio when he was only six months old, and spent his childhood at Waugh Bottom, below Bladen.
     He was married June 28, 1902 to the former Jessie Martin, who survives. They had no children. Survivors include three brothers and two sisters: Gilbert Stewart, Toledo; Chauncey and Stanley Stewart, North Kenova, O.; Mrs. Minnie Saunders, Waterville, and Mrs. Gladys Mewborn, Haverton, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday in Macedonia Church, Harrison Twp., with Rev. David Bates officiating, and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Macedonia Cemetery. Two sisters and two brothers preceded Mr. Stewart in death.

[Note: from stone 1879 - 1950]

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


Stewart, Sabra [Donnally]

     Sabra Stewart, 80, of Vinton, died at Oak Hill Longtime Care Center Tuesday Evening after an extended illness. Born Oct. 15, 1907, in Ohio Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Cora Barlow Donnally. She married Oty M. Stewart April 2, 1927, in Gallipolis, who survives her with one son, Norman Stewart of Gallipolis; one daughter, Mrs. John (Opal) Payne of Vinton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
     She and her husband owned and operated Stewart’s Hardware in Vinton from 1947 to 1965. From 1965 to 1976, she was Gallia County deputy treasurer. She was a member of the Vinton United Methodist Church, past matron of the Vinton OES 375, a charter member of the Lafayette White Shrine of Jerusalem 44, and a member of the Huntington Grange.
     Funeral will be Saturday 1 p.m. at the Vinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. C.J. Lemley and the Rev. Marvin Sallee of Vinton. Burial will be at Vinton Memorial Park. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Friends may visit at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home of Vinton Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern Star Services will be Friday at 8:45 at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 24, 1988
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Stewart, Shelton

Shelt Stewart Dies
     Shelton Stewart, colored, in his 71st year, died Sunday morning at the home of Sam Viney, Bidwell R.D. 2, where he had resided. He was a son of the late George Stewart, was born near Harris, and left no known near relatives. Funeral services will be held at the Harris Church at 2 Tuesday. Burial in the Viney Cemetery by Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 22, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stiverson, Dorothy Ann

     Dorothy Ann Stiverson, 55, 1842 Ashland Ave., Columbus, Ohio, fromerly of Gallipolis, died Sunday
at Scenic Hills Care Center, following a brief illness. She was an employee of Nationwide Insurance Company for 35 years.
     Born June 23, 1931 in Gallipolis she was the daughter of the late Elmer Skinner and Marguerite
Smeltzer Skinner. She married Louis Stiverson, April 18, 1954 at Columbus, and he preceded her in death July 6, 1980.
     Surviving are one step-daughter, Keith Ann Stiverson, Cincinnati; one stepson, Louis Stiverson,
Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Celestine Skinner and Mrs. Mary Clark, both of Gallipolis; two
step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, and a graduate of Gallia Academy High School
(1939), active in marching and concert band.
     Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Louis Catholic Church, Rev. William R. Myers
officiating. Burial follows in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Devotion service 8 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Dennis Myer, John Wentworth, Jim Clark, Scott Clark, Bob Marchi and Fred Weed. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Wheeler, Warren Sheets and Roy Wolfe.

Gallipolis Tribune
Dec. 29, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Stockhoff, Dora [Wymond]

Mrs. Stockhoff Passes
     Mrs. Dora Wymond Stockhoff, wife of Charles F. Stockhoff, died Tuesday evening after several years of declining health and a few months of illness. She leaves one son, Wymond and her husband, besides a sister, Mrs. Charles Dages and brother R.J. Wymond of Pittsburgh.
     She was born Jan. 18, 1859 at Dillsboro, IN and married June 25, 1884 at Aurora, IN. Her married life has been spent in Gallipolis, where her amiable character and many virtues won her many friends, now grieving over her death.
     The funeral will be Friday at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Mr. Ross of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, of which she was a devoted member. Interment will follow by Hayward at Mound Hill Cemetery.
     A loyal wife, loving mother and earnest Christian woman, the memory of Mrs. Stockhoff will long be cherished in many hearts.

[Note: Death Certificate....Died March 8, 1921, age 62 of acute TB. Parents: Samuel Wymond (England) and Eliza Abbott (IN).

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 9,1921
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Stone, Allie

     Miss Allie Stone died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lewis Stone of Gallipolis Sunday after long illness, aged 32 years.
     Funeral services were conducted at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Tabit, Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J. R. Fields of Grace M. E. church of which she was a member, interment folowing [sic] in Pine Street cemetery.
     Miss Stone is survived by her mother, one sister, Mrs, [sic] Nellie Tabit, and two brothers, Lewis F. and Carlos W., both of Logan.

[Note: from stone 1892 - 1925]

Gallia Times
April 23, 1925
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer                                                                Top of Page


Stone, Barbara Ann

     STONE - September 17th, 1875, in Morgan township, Mrs. Barbara Ann Stone, aged 23 years.  She was a member of the Christian church at Morgan Center.  “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.” Her funeral was preached on Lord’s day, the 18th, by the writer.  Text—Job 14 chapter and 14th verse.  C. P. Wiggins, P. G.

[Note: She was buried in Eblin Cemetery, Morgan Township. Her tombstone says she died 17 Sep 1875 age 22y 9m 15d wife of Kinsey Stone.]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday November 18, 1875
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Stone, Ben

Ben Stone Dead
     Mr. Ben Stone, 62, passed away at his home near here Saturday afternoon after an illness, following a stroke of paralysis suffered a week ago Thursday. He was a splendid man who will not only be missed by his family, but also by his many friends in the community in which he resided.
     Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Roy Stone, of Marysville, a daughter, Anna Belle Vance, having preceded him in death several years.
     Funeral was held at Mt. Tabor Church Monday afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. Stump, burial in church cemetery by Undertaker H. K. Butler..

The Gallia Times
“Vinton News Notes”
Thursday, July 28, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stone, Dora

Death of Miss Dora Stone
     Miss Dora Stone, of Springfield township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stone, aged about twenty years, died this morning at the home of her parents. She had been ill with the grippe for about four weeks. She was a nice young lady, the picture of health before taken sick. Her mother is a daughter of James Liddy, of Green township. Besides her parents she leaves two brothers and two sisters all of adult age. It was thought up to Friday evening she was improving,  and heart failure must have been the immediate cause of death. She is to be buried at Mt. Zion cemetery in Green township.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 29, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Stone, Emma [Reynolds]

Stone Passes Thursday 1 P.M.
Funeral Services Will Be Held At Entsminger Funeral Home 2 [P.M.] Sunday
     The community was shocked when news came of the death of Mrs. Emma Stone, which occurred at 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of her birth on the Neighborhood Road in Green Township. Mrs. Stone was the daughter of Robert and Sarah Hamilton, pioneer settlers of Green Township. Their other children were John P. Hamilton, Gallipolis; James Hamilton, deceased; Frank Hamilton, living in Minnesota; Mrs. R.E. Russell, Gallipolis; Miss Etta Hamilton, deceased; Mrs. Julia Stevenson, Sidney, Ohio and Miss Lida Hamilton, deceased.
     She was united in marriage with Charles Stone on April 19, 1896 by Rev. J.W. Dillon. Mr. Stone was killed in a truck accident near the Courthouse here about 18 years ago. She was 66 years old and all her years were spent in the one home. She was a most lovable character, whose chief aim was to be helping others. Because of her good qualities she will be greatly missed in her community.
     Thus another home is broken and left desolate, but it will still be the Old Homestead for the other members of the family and a cherished spot to all of them.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Entsminger Funeral Home with Rev. W. Scott Westerman of Grace M.E. Church officiating. Burial at Mound Hill Cemetery. The following pall bearers have been chosen: John William Hamilton, J.A. Beard, Homer Russell, Frank Swigert, Harold Hoyt and Charles Baker.

[Note: Death Certificate..born June 26, 1871; died March 17, 1938; age 66 years 8 months and 19 days. Mother's maiden name Reynolds]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 18, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Stone, Emma [Hanna]

Mrs. W.F. Stone Died In The West
     Our readers will remember that about two weeks ago we noted the serious and (?) illness of Mrs. Wilbur F. Stone of Junction, Idaho. She rallied shortly after that and nothing more was heard from her until Sunday morning, when her brother-in-law, Mr. V.A. Tanner, of this city received a telegram announcing her death, which occurred the Saturday evening before. It was sad news to her mother, Mrs. Judge H.P. Hanna and family for they had hoped that she would recover. Her trouble is supposed to have been something like appendicitis.
     Her funeral services and burial were at Salmon, Idaho Monday afternoon. The intention is to have the body brought here later on. Mrs. Stone was 44 years of age and a most excellent woman with a host of friends here. She went with her husband to Idaho some 18 years ago when in delicate health and which did greatly improve.
     She was the second child and oldest daughter of Judge and Mrs. Hanna and is survived by her mother, husband, brother Ed of Columbus and John of Marietta and Fannie, Mrs. V.A. Tanner, of this city.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill]

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

Stone, Emma [Hanna]

Mrs. Stone Was Called Home
Death Claims a Loveable Character in the Person of Mrs. Wilbur F. Stone
One of the Largest Funerals in History of City
     In the death of Mrs. Wilbur F. Stone, which occurred at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Murphey, in this city, Lemhi has lost one of its most ideal characters. For years the deceased has had poor health and for months past it was realized by her friends that her days were numbered. It matters not how well we are prepared to accept the inevitable, yet when death comes to a loved ones [sic] it comes as a shock and we are still unprepared for the separation.
     Some weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Stone came to Salmon, believing that with a lower altitude and the constant care of a physician, her life would be spared for some months longer, but the ravages of disease had made such headway that her frail body could no longer stand the strain and the beloved spirit took its [unreadable text] to the one who gave it.
     [Her death] occurred Saturday night [with the] services being said from [the Met]hodist church Monday afternoon at the hour of 4:30. The obsequies were delayed until this hour, to permit the attendance of a large delegation from Junction, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stone. The G. & P. officials, out of respect to Mr. and Mrs. Stone tried to get the train here a couple of hours ahead of schedule time but the train was, unavoidably delayed and was only able to get in on time.
     The church was crowded to its fullest capacity many standing during the services and many being turned away being unable to get inside the church. Rev. Barnstab[l]e, pastor of the Methodist church assisted by Rev. Perry, pastor of the Presbyterian church, performed the last sad rite for the dead. Rev. McCutchson, of Junction, also being present.
     Rev. Barnstable prefaced his remarks, which were confined mostly to a eulogy of the exempliary character of the deceased, by quoting the text, “Watch ye therefore,” drawing a beautiful lesson from the text as [justi]fied in the life of Mrs. Stone. He touchingly referred to her life, its beautiful Christian character, and her implicit faith in the future. He briefly quoted from conversations he had had with her relative to her condition of mind, and the suggestions of the probable ben[e]fits she might derive in going to a warmer climate. To all these suggestions she said no, that she would not be happy unless she occupied her place in the home.
     In early girlhood she united with the Methodist church, and even though at times she was so situated that it [w]as not her privilege to attend divine worship, yet religion was her controlling influence. In her home at Junction for nearly twenty years she participated actively in church work, and upon her largely devoted the duties of having even occasional religious services at her home town, for only was her [unreadable text] work but her assistance was always freely given to works which would morally redound to the benefit of the community. When the local option election was held a little over a year ago, she was an active worker and to her influence was due the fact that Junction voted dry. Rev. George H. Perry followed Rev. Barnstable by drawing a lesson from her life which should be an inspiration for the living. The choir was made up of members from the choirs of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal churches. The selections rendered were, ‘Lead Kindly Light,” and “Asleep in Jesus.” The Odd Fellows turned out in a body out of respect to the deceased, Mrs. Stone being a member of that order. A number of the friends and neighbors from Junction were present at the obsequies. The pall bearers were all from Junction and Leadore, the following gentlemen acting in that capacity—Messrs Q. L. Webb, Laing McCormick, Charles D. McCormick, Herman Decker, Chas. Spencer and Frank Haverman. The interment occurred in the cemetery southeast of the city.
     Emma Hanna was born at Gallipolis, Ohio, May 30, 1871, and died March 11, 1911, which would make her 39 years, 7 months and 11 days old at the time of her death. She was a daughter of Judge and Mrs. H. Perry Hanna, and a niece of the deceased Senator Hanna, of Ohio. August 5, 1892 she was happily united in marriage to Wilbur F. Stone in her home town, immediately coming to Junction where Mr. Stone had prepared a home previous to their marriage. During their married life they have resided at Junction, Mr. Stone [unreadable text] being county [unreadable text] from that district. Her [missing text] Mrs. Emma Hanna is still residing at the old home at Gal[lipolis], Ohio. She also leaves a [missing text] two brothers, the sister, Mrs. [missing text] Tanner, resides at Gallipolis. [unreadable text] the mountain air would aid in her recovery.
Out of respect to the memory of the deceased the towns of Leadore and Junction as well as Salmon, indicated their esteem by closing their stores and otherwise showing their sorrow for the departure of one whose memory they revered. There are characters in this word which even the most facile pen fails to portray in all its loveliness. It is one of the enigmas of life that the weaker the tenament of clay may be, the finer the God-given spirit does it contain. To her the affliction of poor health was not considered so much as to what of the future.
     Upon this question her faith was so great that she could accept her physical condition and look forward to the day when there would be no more suffering, and all would be peace, joy and happiness. With the exception of leaving loved ones, the transition from this life to the world beyond was merely an incident of the Divine plan, and in place of dread she could say in all meekness of spirit, “Thy will be done.”

[Note: This obituary was very difficult to read and also has missing sections of text.]

Unknown Salmon, ID, newspaper
Thursday, March 16, 1911
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Stone, Gussie [Dains]

Mrs. L. L. Stone Dies Suddenly At Home Last Night
Retired At 9:40 And Soon Expired Peacefully
     The city was again startled and saddened this morning by the death of one of its beloved citizens. Mrs. Gussie Stone, wife of Loren L. Stone, died last night as she was preparing to retire at their home at the corner of Third and Cedar.
     She had been feeling bad all day, but had said little about her condition, though her neighbor, Mrs. Millard Miles, was aware of her indisposition and had made an occasional trip to the Stone home during the day. She was there last night and after a period of conversing, Mrs. Stone said she would go upstairs and lie down. That was about 9:40. Presently, Mrs. Miles went up and saw her friend lying on the bed and apparently asleep. Soon after that Mr. Stone went to the room, made some remark but received no response, and then discovered Mrs. Stone was cold in death.
     The passing of Mrs. Stone is all the more regrettable at this time because Mr. Stone has not been in normal health and their two sons, both in the armed service, are at distant points. Lt. Colonel Frederick Stone, former high school teacher here, was in Sicily when a cablegram was received from him a few days ago. Serg. John Paul Stone is on maneuvers in Tennessee.
     Mrs. Stone was the former Gussie Dains. She was in her 64th year, having been born in Athens County on Feb. 28, 1880. She came to Gallipolis to join the staff at the O. H. E. and there became acquainted with Mr. Stone, then an attendant. They were married here May 15, 1908, by Rev. Harry H. Lewis.
     Mrs. Stone was active in the Methodist Church and the Eastern Star and was popular in all the circles in which she moved. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at the F. J. Entsminger chapel, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 25, 1943

Mrs. Stone’s Rites Set For 2 Friday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Loren L. Stone will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at the Entsminger chapel in charge of Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Serg. John Paul Stone, younger of the two sons, will arrive here this evening from Tennessee to attend the rites. The Stone family was closely knit together, and the death of the devoted mother comes as a terrible blow not only to the father and sons but to all intimately acquainted with Mrs. Stone.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 26, 1943

Many Attend Rites For Mrs. L. L. Stone
     There was a very large attendance at the funeral services for Mrs. Loren L. Stone Friday afternoon at the Entsminger chapel. The pallbearers were C. E. Brumfield, Dr. L. E. Smith, E. E. Hatfield, H. B. Ecker, Harry Morgan and Ray W. Campbell. Among those from afar were Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Wilbur of New Lexington, and Mrs. Marie J. Landis of Toledo, Ohio.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 28, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stone, J.B.

Dr. Stone Dead
     Dr. J.B. Stone, a brother of the late J.W. Stone, died at San Diego, CA, June 10 and was buried there. He was 59 years old and a resident of California the past twenty-five years.
     His wife and daughter, Miss Eva, live at Patriot. His sons, Charles is a Sergeant at the Columbus, OH, Barracks; Loren, an attendant at the O.H.E. and Roscoe in the U.S. Navy. He also left two brothers, C.W. Stone of Melville, LA and W.F. Stone of Junction, Idaho and one sister, Mrs. C.L. Ecker of Centenary These with many friends here were shocked when the sad news of his death reached them. Heart trouble and dropsy was the cause of his death.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 24, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Stone, Lewis J.

Lewis J Stone Dead
     Mr. Lewis J. Stone died at his home on Second ave., Sunday afternoon, March 6, 1910, of heart trouble. He was a son of John Stone, of Maple Shade, and was a member of the Methodist Church and a good industrious citizen. He was a good husband and a kind father and well liked by all who knew him.
     He married to Miss Nannie J. Minor in 1883 and she with four children, Mrs. Geo. Tabit, Lewis J. Stone, Jr., Carl and Miss Allie Stone, survive him. He also left the following sisters: Mrs. Andrew Walter of Buffalo, W. Va., Mrs. Geo. Brown of Columbus, Mrs. Henry Darst of Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. John Robinson, Leon W. Va., Mrs. Chas Mayes, Mason county, W. Va., Mrs. Jessie Rose, of Rio Grande.
     The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. A. P. Cherrington under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen and Junior Order of American Mechanies, of which he was an honored member. Intermemt following at Pine street cemetery by Wetherhold.

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 11, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Stone, Loren F.

Col. Loren F. Stone, 53, Dies Suddenly in Columbus
     Lieutenant-Colonel Loren Frederick Stone, 53, a native of Gallipolis and a resident of 858 Westwood Ave., Columbus, was dead on arrival at University Hospital, Monday evening.
     His death was apparently due to a heart attack. He and his family had visited his brother, John Paul Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Don Rees here over the past weekend.
     Col. Stone was born in Gallipolis, son of the late Loren and Gusta Davis Stone. He was graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1930, and received his bachelor of science degree from Ohio University. He taught science in Gallia Academy High School until his enlistment in the Armey during World War II.
     He graduated from Officers Training School, and served throughout the war, taking part in campaigns in North Africa and Italy. After his return to this country he attended several command schools. At one time he was stationed in the Pentagon. His last tour of duty was a charge of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Ohio State University. He recently retired from the Army.
     He as a member of Morning Dawn Lodge of Mason of Gallipolis and was a member and executive secretary of the Columbus Rotary Club.
     His marriage was the former Doris Campbell, and she survives along with three daughters, Misses Jean, Sherry and Sandra Stone, all at home. His only other survivor is a brother, John Paul Stone, of Locust Street.
     There will be services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd. and Masonic services and military rites by a unit from Fort Hayes at 1 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Unknown newspaper
October 25, 1965
Submitted by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Stone, Mary

Mrs. J. V. Stone, Wife of M.E. Pastor Passes
Succumbs After Trying Illness in Parsonage Here
Funeral Service Monday Evening
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Stone, wife of Rev. J. V. Stone, who passed away Saturday evening at the M. E. parsonage after a long illness, will be held Monday evening at 7 o’clock in Grace church. Rev. C. F. Bowman and Rev. H. J. Holcomb, superintendents of the Portsmouth and Marietta districts, respectively, officiating.
     The body will lie in state in the church from 4 p.m. until the hour of service. The remains will be taken Tuesday morning to Columbus where further services will be held at 2 p.m. in Glenwood M. E. church. Delegations will be present at the services in Columbus from Dayton, Newark, Bremen, Chillicothe and Zanesville, where Rev. Stone has held pastorates. Burial will be in Memorial Park Burial cemetery, Columbus, in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.
     In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stone is survived by a son Merrill and a grandson. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. P. C. Kennard, three sisters and three brothers.
     Mary Irene Kennard was born on the bluff overlooking the Loup river valley, near Monroe, Nebraska, Aug. 2, 1877. When a small girl, she came with her parents to Ohio where she grew up. She attended the public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. In early life she became a member of the Methodist church, in which her father was an official member. From this early age to the close of her life, she did some active work in S. S., Epworth League of church, either as teacher, young people’s leader, member of choir or organist.
     In 1898 she became the wife of Justus V. Stone and in 1901 they, with their six months old son, journeyed to their first charge in the hills of eastern Washington county. Their cottage overlooked eight miles of the Ohio river. Here they came to love the river and it was with anticipation last fall that they again were privileged to come back to the old river along whose upper course they had earlier lived and labored.
     During her years in the parsonage and among young people she developed a marked leadership. She had a particular gift in reaching and interesting young men of high school and past high school age. In every church she gathered them about her, secured their active interest in such activities and interests as were particularly appealing to young men of such age. Many of the young people who thus came under her influence are today in responsible positions in the professions. Tomorrow one of her boys, as she called them, Rev. C. W. Brasheres D.D., now of Grace church, Dayton, will speak in Columbus at her funeral. Another is Dr. Earl Briggs, the assistant to Dr. Andre Crotti, of Columbus, one of the leading goiter specialists of the state.
     To find such interests she turned to Bible stories, built around them such settings as could be easily presented in dramatic form. Out of this work came a number of Bible dramas which were published in 1926 under title “Dramas From Bible Stores.” A large dramatic production in the form of a pageant entitled, “The Traveler,” was given by some 200 people in 1924 in Newark filling the Auditorium Theater for two successive nights. In order to stimulate this type of work, which is fast becoming popular, she, with her son Merrill, have organized a number of dramatic schools for the training of leadership in the churches. In October, she was called to Alliance, O., where such a school was held under the leadership of Dr. McMasters, the president of Mt. Union College.
     In addition to this, Mrs. Stone had a native poetic talent, of which the best illustration is her poem entitled “Let Me Serve in My Place,” which is a blending of Sam Walter Foss’, “The House by the Side of the Road” and Graham’s “The Man in the Way”. This poem was given on the front page of the Western Christian Advocate in Nov. 1921, some of which is given below. It has been discovered that this poem has been used quite widely and by many of her friends who were unaware that she wrote it. It might well be called her philosophy of service and is in accord with the service dreams of her life. Indeed, “Service” was her motto and so completely was it a part of her character that she thought of little else.
     A few days ago when facing the final crisis of her life, she looked longingly out of the window of her room, through eyes heavy with pain and said, “I do wonder whether my work is really done.” Like a good soldier she died at the post of duty, the place where life’s deep satisfactions were discovered. When the grim reaper was claiming her, she made a stiff fight to live longer and serve better. And when she knew she must go, it was with rare courage and totally without fear. She wanted to hasten away to see the Master’s face, which years ago she envisioned in her poem the last stanza of which reads as follows:

“Then let us not boast of the service we give
Nor think most important our place,
We’ll know why he placed each in our niche
When we look in the Master’s face.
So whether we live by the side of the road,
Or walk with the crowd in the way
We’ll each do our best by our brothers in need,
And both will the Master repay.”

Faithful in service herself she was quick to recognize any beautiful service received. A few minutes before she slipped into unconsciousness, she looked into the nurse’s face and said, “How kind the folks have been.” Even in death, she did not forget others.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 13, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Stone, Mary Cassandra [Carter]

Funeral Monday for Mrs. Mary C. Stone
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Cassie Stone were conducted Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock by Rev. George Sagen at the country home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Morgan (Eva Stone) where she died Saturday evening from a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Stone had been failing health throughout the winter.     
     She came from a prominent Gallia county family, her name before her marriage being Carter. She celebrated her 84th birthday a few weeks ago. In addition to Mrs. Morgan, she is survived by three sons, Charles of San Antonio, Texas, Ross, of Idaho, who came a few days ago for a visit with his mother, and Loren L. Stone, of this city. She was the widow of the late Dr. John B. Stone. A. E. Tope was in charge of the interment in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 7, 1929
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Stone, Thomas P.

Thomas Stone Dies Wednesday
Kanauga Resident Claimed by Illness
     Funeral services for Thomas P. Stone, 78, Kanauga, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian Church, Russell, Ky., and burial will be made in Flatwood Cemetery there.
     He died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert (Eileen) Baker, Greenup, Ky., after a two-week illness of complications. He had gone there Dec. 1 on his annual Christmas visit to his children in Northeastern Kentucky, and he became ill before he could return to his home in Kanauga, where he had resided for five or six years. He seemed almost recovered Wednesday at noon, but slumped during the afternoon.
     A resident of Gallia County for the last 10 or 11 years, the decedent owned a small farm near Morton Woods. Born March 2, 1871, at Mouth of Laurel, back of Vanceburg, Ky., he was educated in the Lewis County schools, farmed a while in his youth, was a Portsmouth shoe worker 20 years and then a grocer for another 20 years. He kept the Greenup County infirmary for two or three years and then came to Gallia County.
     His parents were James and Marietta Blankenship Stone. His widow, Mrs. Myrtle Osborne Stone, whom he married Oct. 24, 1901, in Portsmouth survives along with these sons and daughters. Mrs. Charles (Marie) Miller, Portsmouth Rd., Gallipolis; Owen E., Ashland, Ky.; Otto, Flatwood; Lewis O., Flatwood, Ky.; and Mrs. Baker, Greenup. There are seven grandchildren, the oldest 12 years of age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 20, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Stormont, Andrew

     Our beloved friend and brother in Christ, Mr. Andrew Stormont, died at his residence in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 10th of March A.D. 1868, in the 72d year of his age. He was buried on the 12th, and on the first Sabbath of April, a funeral discourse was delivered by the writer, from the Gospel of John II:II on the history and character of this veteran of the cross, to a vast assemblage of people who came to his late residence on that solemn day, to testify their respect to the memory of the deceased and to hear what might be said respecting him as a christain, husband, father, friend and fellow citizen. [. . .]
     Born of respectable and pious parents in the county of Antrim, Ireland, January 12th, 1797, he was carefully trained from youth to manhood in the doctrines and duties of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, of which both he and his parents were members thoughout their long and useful lives. In 1816 he emigrated to the United States, resided a few years in Western New York, came in 1824 to Canonsburgh, Pa., where he remained several years in affluence and prosperity, respected and beloved by all who knew him. [. . .]
     About the year 1828, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann McMillan, of Fayette county, Pa. [. . .]. They were the parents of six children, four of whom still survive. The two younger, a son and daughter, remain with their widowed mother [. . .]. The other two are married .[. . .] Sad reverses are often mixed with the lot of man in this life. It was so with brother Stormont .[. . .]
     In 1845 they came to Gallia county, and by industry and perseverance, they endeavored to retrieve their losses, which to some extent, they effected [. . .]. Eminently social in his disposition, intelligent and devout, the company of our friend Stormont was eagerly sought after by all persons of sober and pious reflection. [. . .] Sad and desolate, we "hang our hearts upon the willows and weep, when we remember Zion." Our only hope is Christ, and immortal life and glory.        PILGRIM

The Gallipolis Journal
May 14, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Stormont, Andrew (Jacob)

Judge A.J. Stormont Dies At 7 Last Night
Funeral At 2 Friday
     Finis was written to a long, useful and rather remarkable career at 7 o'clock last night when Judge Andrew J. Stormont died at the Holzer Hospital. He had been ill about a month, most of the time in the hospital, and it was known a week or more ago that he was steadily growing weaker and could not recover. Death was caused by a heart condition and complications. Prior to his last illness, Judge Stormont was extraordinarily active and alert for one of his advanced age and stuck to his post as desk clerk in the police department. He would have been 88 years old next January 1.

Was Zealous Patriot
     It is hardly likely that anyone now living has known more Gallia County people that Judge Stormont knew. He was a native son and had been a familiar figure in Gallipolis for two generations; he had held many responsible positions and was deeply interested in politics, national, state and local; and he was outstanding as a patriot and a Gold Star father.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Grace Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Friday by Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons. The body will be removed Thursday noon from the mortuary to the Stormont home at 80 Locust street.
     Mr. Stormont was born in Guyan Twp. Jan. 1, 1857, when the first rumblings of the coming Civil War were being heard. He was a son of Samuel Boyd and Louisa J. Stormont. On March 7, 1883, he married Louisa-Carolyn Carter, a daughter of John and Margaret Williams Carter. She died Dec. 28, 1939.
     To the Stormonts four children were born: Rowena M., the only daughter and only survivor, who presided over the home after her mother's passing; Hurst E., Benjamin H., and Floyd E. Stormont.
So strongly was he stirred by the aggressions of the Central Powers 30 years ago that Hurst gave up a lucrative position to serve in the Canadian Army before the United States was drawn into the conflict. He was killed in Elmira, N.Y., in an auto accident May 9, 1923.
     Ben died in France on Oct. 8, 1918, of wounds received in action in the Argonne Forest in the First World War. Floyd E., the youngest of the family, served as a torpedoman on a U.S. submarine in the First World War and enlisted in the present war and rendered valuable service as an instructor. He died in the naval hospital at Miami, Florida on Sept. 30, 1943.
     Mr. Stormont is survived by three half-brothers, John W. Stormont of Long Beach, Calif., E.E. and S.R. Stormont of Dighton, Kansas; a half-sister, Mrs. Carrie Watson of Pasadena, Calif.; a step-brother, Herbert T. Hineman, nationally known stockman, also of Dighton, Kansas.
     Early in life Mr. Stormont united with the Methodist Church and was a member of Grace Church for 54 years, serving for a long time on the official board. He was a faithful attendant of the church and the St. John's Bible Class.
     Except for a period of five years, from 1885 until 1890, when the family lived in Kansas, all his life was spent in Gallia County. He taught school for fifteen years, ten years in Gallia County and five years in Stafford and Lane Counties in Kansas.
     He was time-keeper for Westwater & Co. in the erection of O.H.E. building 1892-95; Gallipolis waterworks clerk 1895-1901; city letter carrier 1901-11; post office clerk 1911-24. After his retirement from the post office, he served first as mayor and later as municipal judge and his court handled many interesting cases in the Prohibition era. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Daughters of the American Revolution and he was a sort of honorary member of the Lafayette Post and a friend extraordinary of Legionnaires and of all who had fought for the country on whose alter he laid a notable sacrifice.
     Peace to his ashes!

[Note: From death certificate middle name Jacob; mother Louisa Harless; date of death September 5, 1944.]

Newspaper (prob. September 1944, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Stormont, Benjamin

Bodies Of Gallia Boys
     Remains of Ben Stormont Arrives in Hoboken With that of Lieut. Lawson, Vance and Richards.
Mr. A. J. Stormont has received notice of the arrival of the body of his son, Benjamin H. Stormont, in Hoboken. Ben Stormont was a member of Company F, of the 148th Infantry, and died from wounds received in action during September 30, 1918, in a hospital on October 8, 1918. The body of Ben Stormont is the fourth returned for burial during the past week from Gallia County. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, but the bodies are expected here during the week.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 29, 1921

The Stormont Funeral
     The funeral of Ben Stormont will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of Mr. A. J. Stormont with Rev. S. D. Hutsinpiller in charge. Burial will follow at Mound Hill under direction of Mr. George Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 2, 1921

Stormont, Benjamin Harrison

Military Funerals for Heroic Dead
Bodies of Four Gallipolis Boys Re-Interred In Home Town Cemeteries
Large Crowds Assemble to Pay Grateful Acknowledgement to Those Who Gave Their All

     Military honors were paid here Sunday to the memory of four Gallipolis boys who had made the supreme sacrifice in the supreme crisis of the history of civilization. The four in honoring whose memory the city honored itself were Lieut. John K. Lawson, Benjamin Stormont, Mirl Vance and John Richards.
     Following appropriate ceremonies their bodies recently removed from graves in French soil were re-interred here. The bodies of Vance and Richards were laid at rest in Pine Street cemetery at 1:30 after a service conducted by Rev. Robert Peirce. Wetherholt & Entsminger had charge of the funeral of the former, and George Wetherholt of the latter. Rev. Simeon Hutsinpiller preached the Stormont funeral at the Stormont home at 10:30. Burial took place at Mound Hill.
     The Lawson funeral was held late in the afternoon at the Episcopal church, Rev. Albion Ross in charge. There was a large attendance at each funeral, and sorrow lodged in every heart as traits of character and incidents in the lives of the heroic dead were recalled. Saturday’s paper contained a sketch of Lieut. Lawson. There will follow brief reviews of the life and patriotic service of Stormont and Vance, but data as to Richards are not yet available.
     Benjamin Harrison, son of Andrew J. and Louisa C. Stormont, was born in St. John, Kansas, November 26, 1887, and came with his parents to Gallipolis in May, 1890, where he grew to manhood. He was graduated from the public schools of this city in the class of 1908. After graduating he worked in the drug store of the C. D. Kerr Company and left that employment in February, 1909, and accepted a position in Chicago where he remained about a year and went from there to Grant’s Pass, Oregon. He returned to Gallipolis in the fall of 1916 and promptly enlisted in Company F. of the 148th Infantry after war was declared against Germany. After a period of training at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, and Camp Lee, Virginia, he sailed for France, in June, 1918, his regiment being attached to the 37th division. He was mortally wounded in the Argonne Forest Sept. 30th and died in a second base hospital October 8th, 1918.
     The deceased became a member of the Grace M. E. Church of this city in his boyhood, retaining his membership to the time of his death. His life was so consistent as to bring no reproach to the church and was devoted to the comfort and happiness of those he loves. He leaves behind, to mourn their sad loss, a father and mother, one sister, Rowena at home, and two brothers, Hurst, who accompanied the remains here from Hoboken, and Floyd, in the submarine service, now stationed at Honolulu.
     Ben’s life work is ended and those who knew his life and character best can judge whether the world is better or worse for his having lived in it; and He “(without whose notice not even a sparrow falls to the ground”) will reward him according to his works.
     The pallbearers at Ben Stormont’s funeral were all members of the old company with whom he enlisted and were as follows: Capt. H. E. Houck, James Robinson, Herbert Cardwell, Fred Johnston, Harold Stansbury, Vinton, and Leo Carter of Cleveland, who was wounded by the same shell which killed Ben.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 13, 1921
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Stormont, Floyd Ernest

Floyd E. Stormont, 50, Ardent, Useful Patriot, Dies At Miami, Fla.
     Floyd E. Stormont, two-fifths of whose life had been spent in the armed services of his country, died at 5 o'clock Thursday evening in a Miami, Florida hospital. News of his death was not received by his father, Judge A.J. Stormont, and sister, Miss Rowena Stormont, until nearly 24 hours after. Previous messages had apprised them, first, that Floyd was in a critical condition, and second, that his grave condition was the result of an automobile accident. The death message said a letter would follow. The father has telegraphed an order for the body to be shipped home.
     Floyd Ernest Stormont was born here January 1, 1894, and hence was nearing his 50th birthday. His father will be 87 on Jan. 1. Floyd attended the local schools but an injury affecting his vision caused him to quit before graduation. He joined and worked for a while with the Davey tree surgeons at Cincinnati. From there he went to Norfolk and entered the Navy in 1912. For 20 years he served on sub tenders and submarines with the Pacific fleet- a period that of course covered the first World War- and was retired Oct. 1, 1932-11 years lacking 1 day before his death. He was a torpedoman and highly skilled in various phases of under-water warfare. He had seen much of the great Pacific spaces and of the Orient.
     The years after his retirement were spent here at the family home at 80 Locust Street, but 14 months ago, when his country was again involved in war, he re-enlisted for naval service. Good use was made of his training and talents, first in Washington, and in recent months at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Perhaps it would not be proper to tell what little is known about the nature of his work there.
     No doubt about it, Floyd Stormont was a zealous patriot-his patriotism was both inherited and acquired- and he was a close student of the history of the times.
     Floyd Stormont's older brother, Hurst E. Stormont, was equally zealous to oppose those who asserted a divine right to rule or ruin, and he enlisted in the Canadian Army before the United States was involved in World War No. 1. He was killed in an automobile collision May 9, 1923, at Elmira, N.Y.
The other brother, Ben Harrison Stormont, who was a member of the company mustered in here in 1917, died in France on Oct. 8, 1918, as a result of injuries received in battle. Only the father and sister of the family survive, the mother having died on Dec. 28, 1939.
     Floyd was a Mason and a Legionnaire; and he took a keen interest in whatever affected or concerned those who had been in the armed services of their country. It is unlikely that the father or sister will know before the first of the week when and where the funeral will be held.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote "Sept. 30, 1943" on the obituary. He is buried at Mound Hill with all immediate members of his family.]

Newspaper (prob. September-October 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Stormont file, Bossard Library.
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Stormont, Mary [Gardner]

     Mary Gardner Stormont, 69, of 556 Buhl-Morton Road, died Thursday morning at Holzer Medical Center. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis, was born on Dec. 10, 1915 in Gallipolis to the late Sylvan G. and Caroline Handley Gardner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ernest Stormont, in 1943.
     She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Carl (Jane) Lanier of Columbus, Mrs. Amos (Louise) Sando of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Paul (Hester) Ingleheart and Mrs. Lew (Avalon) Roush, both of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Gordon (Jack) Gardner and Nelson P. Gardner, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 25, 1985

     Also surviving Mary Stormont was one brother, Sylvan H. Gardner of Gallipolis. One brother, Columbus Gordon (Jack) Gardner preceded her in death. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home with Dr. James Lee Harter officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 26, 1985
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Stormont, M.E. [Phillips]

Widow of James Stormont Passes at Carroll, Ohio
Funeral is set for 2 Thursday, at Rio Grande
     Mrs. Stormont died at 3 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.W. Irwin, in Carroll, Ohio, it was later learned here a few hours later. Mrs. Stormont was the widow of James Stormont of Rio Grande and after his death a decade ago she had lived with her only daughter.
     Decedent would have been 89 years old next October 14. She was the oldest daughter of Peter and Mary H. Patterson Phillips and was born in Jackson County. When she quite young the family moved to Harrison twp. But many of her married years were spent in Rio Grande.
     Her only son, Lester Stormont, died very suddenly in Columbus a couple of months ago. She is survived by, in addition to the daughter, eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ben Phillips of Mill Creek and Ed Phillips of Northup and a sister, Mrs. Rachel Spear, the wife of E. J. Spear, Gallipolis, the youngest of the family. Judge A. J. Stormont of this city was a brother-in-law of decedent.
     The body was removed this morning to the Cook Funeral Home in Columbus. Thence it will be brought by W.W. Phillips of Waterloo to the Rio Grande Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Stormont was a member, at 1 o’clock Thursday. Funeral services will be held there an hour later, with Rev. Mr. Frazier in charge. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Unknown publication
July 25, 1944
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Stormont, Rena

     DIED - Rena Stormont, youngest child of J.W. and Mary E. Stormont, aged 1 year 10 months, Sept. 24, 1882. Father, Mother, friends, weep not for her, she has gone to a land of immortal rest; we will meet her if faithful a little longer.

Put away the little dress that Rena used to wear,
She will need them on earth never, she has claimed the Golden Stair;
She is with the Holy angels, we long for her sweet kiss,
Where her little feet are waiting in the realms of endless bliss.

Angels whisper that our Rena is in realms of love so fair,
That her little feet are waiting close beside the golden stair.
Lay aside her little playthings, wet with mother's pearly tears,
How we'll miss our little Rena all the coming wintry years.

Fold away the little dresses that she never more shall wear,
For her little feet are waiting close beside the golden stair.
Kiss the curly little tresses, cut from bright golden hair-
Do the angels kiss our darling in the land so bright and fair?
There her little feet are straying close beside the golden stair.
Not lost but gone before.

L. Lozier

Gallipolis Journal
Aug. 9, 1883
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Storrs, Sophronia [Banning]

OBITUARY
     Mrs. Sophronia Banning Storrs, who departed this life on Friday, Sept. 11, at the venerable age of eight-eight was born at Ogden, N. Y., May 24, 1808. She was reared in the Presbyterian faith, her father being a deacon in that church. Although not a member of the church, she lived the life of a Christian.
     She was married in 1826 to Wm. Howe Storrs, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, and was left a widow at the close of the Mexican war with two small children. She took up the burdens of life bravely and bore them to the end with a courageous spirit. She always had a smile and cheerful word for every one, not matter how sad her own heart. Rare strength of will and character was combined with a retiring nature that loved simplicity and truth above all things. Full of energy and vitality, it was a heavy cross to her to have to step aside from the world’s workers and sit idle. Eight years of almost helpless invalidism borne with the same fortitude and uncomplaining fortitude -- only the fear of being a burden and care to others -- bowing submissively to the Lord’s will, her life cannot impress the hearts of those who knew her, but as a living example of Christ’s teachings.

“Oh death, where is thy sting!
Oh grave -- thy victory?
When they that sleepeth are in the arms of the Lord?”
A blessed release from the suffering -- a happy meeting with dear ones gone before -- it is as “one who wraps the draperies of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.” L.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, September 29, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Story, Enos Alden

Enos A. Story Dies Thursday
     Enos Alden Story, 85, died in Holzer hospital at 10 p.m., Thursday. He had been a patient there for many weeks, and during most of that time, his condition was serious. He was a retired saw mill operator and lived in the Turkey Run area.
     He was a native of Meigs county, but came to this county at a young age and spent the remaining years. He was born on Sept. 30, 1871, the son of the late Alden and Jane Ball Story. He was married to the former Diele [Disa] Rife, who preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1956. Two children survive this union, Mrs. George Halley of Cheshire and Dana Story of Columbus. A son, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 11 a.m., Sunday. Rev. E. C. Venz will officiate and burial will follow in Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at Miller’s after 1 p.m. Saturday. Pallbearers will be Bud Durst, Elmer Sigman, Rev. George Tipton, Enos Nelson, Alva Grover and Dayton Spencer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 17, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron