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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

Tabit, Mary Ellen

     GALLIPOLIS - Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Tabit, 84, St. Petersburg, Fla., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pine Street Cemetery under the direction of Rev. A. J. Golublewski. Mrs. Tabit died in St. Petersburg around 11:25 p.m. Thursday. She was born on Jan. 7, 1884, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Lewis and Jane Minor Stone.
     She married George A. Tabit, a former merchant and broom factory manufacturer. He preceded her death in 1951. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Eckford (Margaret) Hodgson, Tampa, Fla. One son, George Tabit, Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Gordon, preceded her in death.
     There will be no calling hours at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, June 16, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tabor, David E.

     Twenty-six years old of Gallipolis, O., formerly of Myra, W. Va., died yesterday in a Gallipolis hospital. He was an employee of the Tope Floor Covering Company of Gallipolis. He was a graduate of Huntington East high school and served for five years in the U. S. Army.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Myra Methodist Church by the Rev. Eurskel Hall. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery.
     Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Virgie Tabor of Myra; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Miller of Buckeye Lake, O., Mrs. Brady Hall of Myra, Mrs. Ed Lambert of South Charleston and Mrs. Carlton Handley of Culloden, and three brothers, Carl, Jay and Bill Tabor of Gallipolis.
     The body is at the Koontz Funeral Home at Hamlin, where friends may call.

[Note: There is a Porter Cemetery in Cabell County, WV]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 12, 1959
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tackett, Milton

Milton Tackett Dies Suddenly
     Milton Tackett, 65, farmer who resided on the Walter Metcalf farm three miles west of Vinton, died suddenly Thursday afternoon of a heart attack. Tackett had gone to the field for the cows, and on returning to the house, complained of being ill and sat down on the porch. He was dead on arrival McCoy’s ambulance which had been called.
     Tackett was born Sept. 1, 1889 in Pike county, Ky., the son of Maryland and Rhoda Caudill Tackett. He was twice married, one son, Mont, of Pike county, surviving from his marriage to Addie Little. He was later married to Pearl Tackett and nine of their eleven children survive. They are Comas of Virgie, Ky., Maryland and Sterling of Baltimore, Md., Lister of Weeksburg, Ky., Chester of Rodney, Freel at home, Mrs. Vista Parsons and Miss Beatrice Tackett, both of Columbus and Mrs. Louis Stallings, Vinton Rt. 2. A son, Ireland, was killed in World War II. Also surviving are a sister and five brothers, all of Pike county.
     Seven years ago, Tackett purchased the farm near Vinton, where he had worked since that time.
     Funeral services will be conducted from the late residence at 10 a.m. Saturday by Rev. M. V. Burks and Rev. Andrew Hamilton of Pike county. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery which adjoins the family home. The body has been taken to the residence where friends may call. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 22, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Tanner, Alexander Branch

Alex. B. Tanner Dead
A Gallia Pioneer Passed Away on His Farm Near Cora Friday    
     Mr. Alexander B. Tanner, a Gallia county pioneer, age 81, died Friday morning, Aug. 21, 1914, on his farm near Cora.  He will be buried on what would have been his birthday, Sunday, Aug. 23.  Rev. Bingham, United Brethern preacher of Oak Hill, will conduct the funeral services, and Undertaker Davis, of Centerville, will have charge of the burial.  Mr. Tanner's death was due to infirmities brought on by old age.
     Mr. Tanner was born in Raccoon township and was married in December, 1853, to Miss Catherine Wood, who died about nineteen years ago.  By this union nine children were born--five sons and four daughters.  Seven of the children are living which includes Mr. W. Riley Tanner and Mr. Vinton A. Tanner, of this city, Mr. E.H. Tanner of Thurman, Mrs. Reese Jones, of Cora, Mrs. Dan Davis, Mrs. Wilson Smeltzer and Mrs. David James, of Thurman. Mr. Tanner has resided all of his life in Gallia county.  He was a life long Democrat and voted that ticket as long as the party has existed.
     Mr. Tanner was a shoe maker and carpenter by trade, also a verysuccessful farmer, he following that vocation most of life time.  Mr. Tanner's father, an early settler, came from Greenbrier county, Va. Mr. Tanner was a member of the United Brethern Church for over fifty years.
     He was a fine man with high traits of character and honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men and he is said to have been one of the very best men in Gallia county.  Mr. Tanner's death is regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

[Note: Alexander was buried in Old Pine Cemetery in Raccoon Township; he was the son of William G. and Mary Tibbs Tanner according to his death record.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 22, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Tanner, Alexander

Mr. Tanner Called
     Alexander B. Tanner, aged 81, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 21, 1914, at his farm house near Cora. His funeral services were held on Sunday, August, 23, by Rev. Bingham of Oak Hill and were very largely attended by hosts of relatives and friends who held this good old man in highest esteem.
     Mr. Tanner was born in Raccoon Township, this county and in 1853 was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Wood, who preceded him in death some 19 years ago. To them were born nine children, seven of whom survive their parents. They are W. Riley and Vinton A. Tanner of Gallipolis; R. H. Tanner of Thurman, Mrs. Rees Jones of Cora; Mrs. Dan Daivs, Mrs. Wilson Smeltzer and Mrs. David James of Thurman.
     Mr. Tanner was a successful farmer. He had been a member of the United Brethren Church for more than half a century. Honest and upright in all of his dealings, he was a man whom his community respected and he goes to his long rest leaving a record of right living behind of which his family may well feel proud.

[Note: Death Certificate..Alexander Branch Tanner was born Aug. 23, 1833; died Aug. 21, 1914; 80 years 11 months and 28 days of age. Parents: William Tanner and Mary Tibbs (both born Virginia). Buried in Old Pine Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallia Times
Aug. 26, 1914
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Tanner, Catherine

     Mrs. Catherine Tanner, of Cora, Ill. with typhoid fever, died Tuesday morning. She was about 60 years of age, and was the widow of the late William G. Tanner. She leaves one son, William, residing at Hickory P. O., W. Va., and two daughters, Mrs. James Perdue, residing near Rio Grande, and Mrs John J. Jones, of Cora. The funeral and burial occurred at Old Pine Church, Wednesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 15, 1899
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                        Top of Page


Tanner, Elizabeth [Davis]

"Aunt Lizzie" Tanner Passes At Age Of 87
Funeral 2 Sunday Here-Interment At Old Pine
     Mrs. Elizabeth (Davis) Tanner, widow of W. Riley Tanner, died at 5 o'clock last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Donnett near Patriot. She was in her 88th year. Death was due to the infirmities of her advanced age. However, her physical condition had been remarkably good until her last illness which began about five weeks ago. During that time she was bedfast and she passed away without any suffering.

Lived Here 40 Years
     For the last three years Mrs. Tanner, known to her wide circle of warm friends, to young and old alike, as "Aunt Lizzie," had been tenderly cared for in the Donnett home. Previously her home had been here for 40 years and she was highly esteemed as a neighbor and friend and loyal church worker.
     Elizabeth Davis was born near Cora Oct. 18, 1854. She was a daughter of Thomas H. and Elizabeth Davis and was the last of her generation of that large and well known family. On August 23, 1883, she and Mr. Tanner, then a school teacher and a native of the same township (Perry), were united in marriage. Mr. Tanner taught for 10 or 12 years and then they lived for 7 years in Green tp. before moving to Gallipolis in the mid-nineties.
     The Tanners operated a restaurant and grocery where Miss Nan Deardorff's shop is now and later had a restaurant in a building that occupied part of the present site of the Murphy store building. Mr. Tanner died here Aug. 22, 1926, the day before his 43rd wedding anniversary. He and Mrs. Tanner had no children but she is survived by many nephews and nieces and other relatives.
     In her early life Mrs. Tanner was a member of Siloam church. After coming to Gallipolis, she and Mr. Tanner united with Grace Methodist church and became faithful and loyal members.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Entsminger funeral home, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. Interment will be made in Old Pine cemetery beside Mr. Tanner.
The casket is now open at the funeral home and friends may call there this afternoon or tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 29, 1941
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Tanner, Emma [Jones]

RIO GRANDE RESIDENT DEAD AT 96
     MRS. EMMA JONES TANNER, 96 a life long resident of the Rio Grande area, died at 4:30 a m today at Holzer Hospital. She had been in failing health for 16 years, and her condition had been serious since registering at hospital eight days ago.
     Mrs Tanner was born at Thurman on March 7 1866 , the daughter of the late Daniel W and Mary Davis Jones.Her marriage was to R.H. Tanner, who preceded her in death in Febuary 1988. They were married in Gallipolis Sept, 3 1888.
     Three children who survive are R Merlin Tanner of Cleveland, Mrs Tom (Ethel Richards) of Rio Grande and Dwight Tanner of Warren. There are six grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters and eleven great-grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
     Mrs Tanner was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and services will be held there at 2 p m Wednesday, Rev Luther Tracy will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
8 OCT 1962
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                         Top of Page


Tanner, Frances B. [Hanna]

Mrs. V. A. Tanner Died Last Night; Funeral Is Set For 2 Wednesday
Born At Alice, Daughter of Late Judge H. P. Hanna
     Mrs. Frances B. Tanner, wife of V. A. Tanner of 557 Second Ave., died at 10:25 last night at the Holzer Hospital where she had been taken 12 hours before. The news of her death came as a shock to all who knew her. Although they were aware of her illness, most of them had not known she had entered the hospital. She had suffered from a nervous affection for a good while. Around 10 o’clock last night her condition appeared satisfactory when a nurse saw her but soon afterward she passed away. For the bereaved husband the blow is a terrible one for he, too has been in frail health.
     Mrs. Tanner was 73 years old on May 3. She was born near Alice, a daughter of Hudson P. and Drusilla Turner Hanna, but had lived in Gallipolis 55 years or more. The family moved to Gallipolis after the father was elected probate judge and entered upon an interesting career climaxed by several terms as state senator from this district.
     Frances B. Hanna and Vincent A. Tanner were married here Sept. 18, 1895, and for a long period they had occupied what had been the home of her parents. Both were active, faithful members of Grace Methodist Church and both formerly belonged to the Eastern Star. The great tragedy of their wedlock was the passing of their only child, Mark H. Tanner, as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
     Mrs. Tanner is survived by, beside her husband, dean of local clothiers (is he not the dean of Gallipolis merchants generally) three grandchildren, Mark Tanner, and Mrs. George Morris, who were reared by Mr. and Mrs. Tanner and Betty, reared by her mother in Huntington; also one brother, Edward Hanna, a retired state official living in Columbus.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Grace church in charge of Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by Leis Claude Miller.

Mrs. Tanner's Body to Lie in State
     The body of Mrs. V. A. Tanner will lie in state at Grace Methodist Church for an hour before the funeral, set for 2 p. m. Thursday. Pall bearers selected are Morris Haskins, Buhrl Hood, Jim Richards, Dan W. Thomas, C. M. Yeauger and Earl Saunders.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 14, 1946
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Tanner, Mary J.

     Perry Township has lost one of the good old mothers and grandmothers in Israel---Mrs. Mary J. Tanner---relict of the late William G. Tanner, who died eleven years ago. Mrs. Tanner was striken with paralysis four days before her death, which occurred on the 14th, in her 74th year. The attack seemed very slight at first, but gradually passed over her until death ensued. She was the mother of a large family, and dearly beloved by them, as follows; John W., of Fayette County, Ohio; James A., of Salem, Oregon; Mrs. Nancy Mannering, of Washington Territory; Mrs. Martha Prose, of Portsmouth; Alexander B., Nathan and Charles, all of this county.
     She and husband settled in Perry Township 55 years ago, and had been a member of the United Brethren denomination for 42 years, indeed, the oldest member of that church in the township, if not in the county. She was laid away in Mt. Zion Cemetery, of that township, surrounded by a large concourse of friends, who had loved and respected her through her long and useful life.

[Note: Stone is in Old Pine cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 25, 1884
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Tanner, Nathan

Found Dead In His Bed Thursday Morning

Death of Nathan Tanner of Perry Township
     Mr. Nathan Tanner of Perry township, who, since the death of his wife two or three years ago has been living with his daughter Miss Ella, was found cold and stiff in death this morning about 5 o'clock when she arose to get the morning meal. It is supposed he died in the fore part of the night. He had not been complaining and went to bed well as usual. He was 71 years old, and was one of the finest old men in the county.
     He leaves two brothers A. B. Tanner of Cora, and Ben Tanner of Gallia, and sister Mrs. Martha Prose of Indiana, and is survived by the following children. Mrs. Dan Richards of Thurman, Mrs. James Fry of Gage, and Mrs. Morris Ross of New Plymouth, Vinton county, who was here today on her way out, and Miss Ella at home. He was an uncle of Mr. Riley and Vint Tanner of this city.
     The funeral will be Saturday most probably. He was a member of the Cora M.E. Church but will be buried at Old Pine.

August 12, 1909
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Tanner, Robert Henry

Henry Tanner, Aged 78, Died at Midnight
Former teacher passes at Rio Grande – funeral there at 2 Friday
     Robert Henry Tanner, well-known citizen, died about midnight at his home in Rio Grande, succumbing to a heart attack. He had not been well for a month, suffering first from excessive nosebleed and last Friday a severe heart attack, yet the news of his passing came as a shock to his neighbors as well as to his numerous friends throughout the county. Mr. Tanner was nearing his 78th birthday, having been born in the Old Pine community in Perry tp. Feb. 25, 1860. He was a son of Alex and Catherine Wood Tanner.

Was Carpenter
     In 1888 he married Emma Jones. And his young manhood he taught school but in later years he was a carpenter. Most or all of his life was spent in Perry and Raccoon townships and for the last 15 years he had resided in Rio Grande.
     Surviving, besides Mrs. Tanner, our two sons and a daughter, Merlin of Cleveland, the Dwight of Cortland, Trumbull County, and Mrs. Ethel Richards, wife of Tom Richards of Rio Grande. There are six grandchildren; one brother, Vint A. Tanner of Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Davis, widow of Dan Davis, and Mrs. Alice Smeltzer, wife of Wilson Smeltzer, both of Rio Grande. Preceding him in death were two brothers, W. Tanner and James Tanner and one sister, Mrs. Reese Jennings. Mr. Tanner was a member of Old Pine U.B. Church and was highly respected and esteemed.
     Funeral services will be held at Calvary church in Rio Grande at 2 o'clock Friday, with Rev. E. H. Midkiff in charge. Burial there by Davis and Thomas.

[Note: died in 1938]

Unknown publication and date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Tanner, Sara

Sara Tanner, 86 Dies
Funeral Friday Old Pine
     Sarah V. Tanner, widow of Benjamin N. Tanner and life long resident of Gallia county, died Tuesday at the home of her son, J.N. Tanner at Gallia. Had she lived until Jan. 10 she would have been 86 years old.
     Mrs. Tanner's maiden name was Wickline. During her husband's life the family lived near Rio Grande. Advancing years had caused her health to fail and for several months she had confined to her bed.
     In addition to the son at whose home she died Mrs. Tanner is also survived by another son Charles S. of Gallia. The late Mrs. Ida B. Wood, of Gallia, was a daughter.
     Funeral services will be held at Old Pine church Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. H.O. Thompson, a former pastor, will officiate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 8, 1936
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Tanner, William Riley

W. R. Tanner, Loved Citizen, Goes to Reward
Long Illness and Suffering Ends Sunday Morning- Funeral is Tuesday
     William Riley Tanner, long one of Gallipolis' most loved citizens passed to his reward Sunday morning August 22 at about ten o'clock after a long struggle which was accompanied by severe pain at times. He was in his seventy-second year and had been a resident of Gallipolis for thirty years.
     He was a native of Gallia county having been born in Perry township near Cora November 15, 1854, the oldest son of Alexander and Catherine Tanner, and all of his long life of cheerful service and kindliness has been spent in this community. His early boyhood days were spent on his father's farm in Perry township where he grew to manhood.
     After getting his education in the district schools of the county, at Gallia Academy in Gallipolis and at Rio Grande College, Mr. Tanner taught in the rural schools for some ten to twelve years. Afterward he spent seven years on a farm in Green township and then moved to Gallipolis where he had divided his time with his camp on Raccoon creek just above Cora.
     Many were the happy days that he with some of his most intimate associates, among them the late Edgar N. Deardorff to whom he was thoroughly devoted, spent at the camp during the hunting and fishing seasons. His death makes the second that has occurred between hunting seasons in the quartet composed of Dr. J. P. Haskins, the late Mr. Deardorff, his brother V. A. Tanner, and himself.
     On August 23rd, 1883, just forty-three years ago today, he married Elizabeth Davis, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Davis. Although no children were born to the union, it was one of the happiest mortals could enjoy.
     Mr. Tanner was engaged to the restaurant business for a number of years in this city. He was a director of The Commercial & Savings Bank and a member of the I.O.O.F.
     When eighteen years of age, Mr. Tanner joined the Old Pine United Lutheran church and has been actively identified with some church all his life. At the time of his death he was a member of Grace M. E. church of this city. He was especially active in Sunday School work and had assisted in organizing and maintaining rural Sunday Schools while living in Perry township. He served every community in which he lived.
     He is survived by his widow; two brothers, Robert Henry of Rio Grande, and Vincent A. of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Della Jones of Cora, Mrs. D. L. Davis, Rio Grande, and Mrs. Wilson Smeltzer, Rio Grande. He had been preceded in death by his mother in 1894, his brother, James Lewis Tanner in 1895, his father in 1917 and his sister, Mary James, in 1917.
     Brief services will be conducted at his late home on Third avenue Tuesday at 9 a.m. The funeral party will leave at 9:30 for Old Pine where his funeral sermon will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. J. R. Fields and the burial made by Wetherholt & Entsminger. Pallbearers selected by the family are David Reese, J. P. Haskins, D. W. Thomas, E. J. Resoner, A. S. George and J. M. Kaufman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 28, 1926
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Tate, David

     Mr. David Tate, an old and respected citizen, died at his home in Kygerville, last Thursday, aged 77 years.

Athens Messenger
August 3, 1876
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Tate, Donald D.

     Donald D. Tate, 75, Middleburg Heights, died Sunday, May 28, 1995 at the Berea Quality Health Care Center. He was a retired tool and die maker with 25 years of service for Dove Die and Stamping and a charter member of the Parma Park Reformed Church in the Woods.
     He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Meridian Masonic Lodge #610. He was born May 6, 1920, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Worthy and Evelyn Darst Tate. In 1941, he married Ruth Brown in Syracuse.
     Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Donald (Phyllis) Tate and David (Christine) Tate; two daughters, Martha (Thomas) Gallagher and Rebecca (John) Zurcher; eight grandchildren, Glenda, Brian, Dennis, Rodney, Timothy, Marc, Douglas and Thomas; five great grandchildren, Josh, Daniel, Jennifer, Clint and Cycyllia; one brother, Charles Tate; and two sisters, Lydia Smith and Clarice Carpenter. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Tate; and one sister, Eloise Smith.
     Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Parma Park Reformed Church in the Woods, 11001 Ridgewood Drive, Parma Heights, where the service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Gayle Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parma Park Reformed Church in the Woods, 11001 Ridgewood Drive, Parma Heights, Ohio, 44130.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1995
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tate, Evelyn Marie [Darst]

Death Claims Mrs. Tate, 71, Unexpectedly
     Evelyn Marie Tate, 71, of 2002 Chatham Ave., Gallipolis, died unexpectedly around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. She had just returned home from visiting her husband, Worthy Tate, who is a hospital patient. She apparently suffered a heart attack. She collapsed at home while making a telephone call. Mrs. Tate was a former GSI employe. She was born Aug. 12, 1897, in Meigs County, daughter of the late George E. and Lydia Tuckerman Darst.
     She married Worthy Tate on Feb. 28, 1917, in Rutland. He survives, along with three sons and three daughters; Donald Tate, Cleveland; Charles, Cheshire; Gerald of Dayton; Mrs. Clarice Longstreth, Gallipolis; Mrs. Eloise Smith and Mrs. Lydia Smith, Pomeroy; seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one brother, George Darst, Lancaster, survive.
     She was a member of the Kyger United Methodist Church and of the Cheshire Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Kyger Council, Daughters of America.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Kyger Methodist Church. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Rev. Frank Cheesebrew will officiate. He will be assisted by Rev. Lloyd Grimm. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals anytime. Eastern Star Memorial Services will be conducted by the Cheshire Chapter, No. 450, 7:30 this evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 17, 1969
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Tate, Gerald

     Gerald Tate, 56, a resident of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died in Holzer Medical Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday. He was born at Kyger July 22, 1923, son of the late Worthy and Evelyn Darst Tate. Mr. Tate married Iris Frederick on May 29, 1944, at Marysville, Calif. She survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Lynch, Brookville, Ohio. Two brothers and three sisters survive: Donald Tate, Cleveland; Charles Tate, Cheshire; Clarice Callicoat, Gallipolis; Eloise and Lydia Smith, both of Rutland. One grandchild survives.
     Mr. Tate was a retired employee of Delco Loraine Corp., in Dayton. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookville. Mr. Tate was a World War II veteran.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with Robert Ball officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 23, 1980
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tate, Homer Merrill

Is Buried Today At Gravel Hill
Suicide Occurs Week After He Enters Army
     Funeral services for Private Homer Merrill Tate, 27, who ended his life late Friday night at the Ft. Thomas, Ky., military post, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Kyger Methodist church Rev. Julius Chandler, pastor on the Cheshire charge, officiated. Interment was made in Gravel Hill cemetery by Coleman and Son.
The body was shipped late Saturday from the Charles A. Smith funeral home at Fort Thomas and was received at Pt. Pleasant Sunday by Mr. Coleman and taken on to the bereaved home at Kyger.

First Known Casualty
     Of all the hundreds of young men who have left Gallia county to enter military service. Homer M. Tate is the first one known positively to have died. However, Alfred Edwin Sheets, 20, of Gallipolis R. D. (Addison, tp.) and a son of Homer Lee Adkins of near Rio Grande are believed to have died at action.
     Tate was the son of Mrs. Lenora Jenkins Tate and the late Hugh M. Tate and was born and spent his life at Kyger having left here a week ago today with 62 other young men for Huntington to be examined and inducted into military service.
     Friday night shortly after lights had been turned off in the barracks, Tate mounted a short platform and hurtled his body over an iron safety bar and through the glass window frame. Falling upon his hands and knees on the roof. Tate then hurled himself from the porch to the concrete sidewalk 45 feet below, officers said.
     Private Russell Hunter, who was sleeping in the same dormitory was awakened by the breaking glass. He notified post officials. Taken to the station hospital, Tate died early Saturday. He suffered a skull fracture and body injuries.

[Note: From tombstone, b. 1914 d. 1942]

No paper or date.
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Tate, Hugh M.

     Hugh M. Tate died at 70 years of age. “Possessed unusual mechanical ability and as a boy helped his father J.C. Tate operate a flour and feed mill and a cane mill that have long since disappeared. Married Lenora Jenkins Nov. 20, 1893. His children are Worthy, Harry(Zanesville), Harlow and Harlan.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 11, 1937
Transcribed by J. Farley

Tate, Hugh M.

Hugh M. Tate Passes at his Home in Kyger
     Hugh M. Tate, who had long been in poor and distressing health, died Thursday morning at his home in Kyger. Though he was by 70 yrs. old, he told a Tribune reporter some months ago he was the oldest man living in the village of his birth. The news of his passing was unaccountably slow in reaching here, a meager telephone report being received this morning.

Old Mill Recalled
     Except for a few years in the Dakotas when a young man, Mr. Tate spent his whole life in Kyger. He possessed unusual mechanical ability and as a boy helped his father, J. C. Tate, operate a flour and feed mill and a cane mill that have long since disappeared.
     Hugh Tate was a genial, likable man and his absence from the scene will make Kyger seem a somewhat different place to those who have known that hamlet for many years. On Nov. 20,. 1893, Mr. Tate was united in marriage to Lenora Jenkins, daughter of the late Ben Jenkins. She and these four sons survive him: Worthy Tate, Cheshire; Harry, at Zanesville; Harlow and Harlan, at home. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Athey of near Kyger; Mrs. Fannie Womeldorff, Harrington Park, New Jersey, and Mrs. Hattie Mack, Kyger.
     Funeral services will be held at the Kyger M. E. church at 2 o’clock Sunday. Burial at Gravel Hill by Coleman. The coffin will not be opened at the church but the features may be viewed at the home prior to the funeral.
Mr. Tate had suffered from a complication of ailments, yet he was able to move about his premises on Wednesday. Pneumonia developed on Thursday and was the immediate cause of death, it is said.

Gallipolis Tribune
March 1937
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tate, Leah [Rothgeb]

OBITUARY – Leah Tate
     Mrs. Leah Tate was born Sept. 27, 1849, and died April 4, 1923, aged 73 years, 7 months and 7 days. Leah was the daughter of Henry and Sarah Rothgeb being one of twelve children, all of whom have passed to the Great Beyond.
     Mrs. Tate joined the Christian church at Clark’s Chapel when a young girl, and in 1890 transferred her membership to the M. E. Church at Kyger, where she has always attended when able to do so. She was joined in marriage to William Tate in May, 1902, with whom she lived happily until his death in August 1904. She has always made her home with her sister, Mrs. Christian Jenkins, who recently preceded her in death. She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1923
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tate, Nancy J.

     Died, in the village of Kygerville, Aug. 10th, 1862, Miss Nancy J. Tate. She was born February 12, 1838. She was naturally of a kind and amiable disposition, loving the company of the chaste and pure. Yet she felt that something was necessary to prepare her for a home in Heaven. Some twelve years ago, under the labor of the Rev. J. H. Hopkins, she was awakened and sought and found pardoning mercy. She lived exemplary [sic] and death did not find her unprepared.—But as the light of the summer's eve passed sweetly away, so did the gentle spirit of Nancy Jane pass away. Her funeral was attended to by the writer from Psalms 23, 4, before a large assembly. M. D. Vaughn

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


Tate, Virginia L. [Backus]

     CHESHIRE - Virginia L. Tate, 77, Cheshire, died Friday, May 26, 2000 at her residence. Born July 14, 1922 in Vaughan, W. Va., daughter of the late Russell and Sylvia Gail Blackburn Backus, she attended Kyger United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Wayside Garden Club.
     Surviving are four sons, Carroll (Linda) Tate and Homer (Carol) Tate, both of Columbus, Larry (Jeanette) Tate of Reynoldsburg, and Michael (Barbara) Tate of Etna; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; a sister, Maxine Leavey of Dublin; a brother, Raymond (Betty) Rupe of Winter Park, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Tate, in April, 2000,; and by four brothers and three sisters.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with the Rev. Charles Mash officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 30, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tawney, Donald Wade

Tawney Services
     GALLIPOLIS - Donald Wade Tawney, 17, of Gallipolis Route 2, died Friday at 7:03 a.m. in Holzer Hospital from injuries received in an accident at 12:15 a.m. Friday on Neighborhood Road.  He lost control of his pickup truck on a curve, and was thrown from the truck when it overturned.
     Born in Gallia County, he was the son of William and Nellie Pell Tawney. His parents survive along with four brothers, Okey, Billy and Lawrence of Gallipolis and Leo of Columbus.
Tawney would have been a junior this fall in Gallia Academy High School. He was a member of the Gallipolis Chapter of Future Farmers of America.
     Services will be conducted at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Norman Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 21, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tawney, Francis M.

Tawney Funeral Tomorrow at 3:30
     Funeral services for Francis M. Tawney will be held at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Fairfield Methodist Church, Rev. James M. Lane officiating.
     Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons. Mrs. Ruby Jenkins, a daughter, is expected to arrive this afternoon from Pleasanton, Calif. She was to have flown part of the way.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Tawney, Lisa Ann [Whaley]

     Lisa Ann Tawney, 43, of Gallipolis, left to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. Lisa was born June 23, 1965, in Springfield, Ohio, daughter of Kathleen Fisher Whaley and Charles E. "Chuck" Whaley. She was a 1983 graduate of Gallia Academy High School.
     Lisa is survived by two sons, Cory and Coby Tawney, and a husband Tim Tawney, all of Gallipolis;her mother Kathleen Whaley of Gallipolis; two sisters, Kim (Brad) Painter and Karen (Don) Carter; four brothers, Chris and Andy Whaley, all of Gallipolis; two grandmothers, Helen Heaton and Sadie Whaley, both of Springfield; Mother-in-law, Sharon Wright, and father-in-law, David Tawney of Gallipolis; brother-in-law, Chris (Jill) Tawney of Columbus;neices, Angela Carter, Katie Painter, Nina Carter and Ashley Tawney; nephews, Kelly Painter, Adam Carter, Zane Whaley, Beau Whaley, Matthew Cunningham and Chase Tawney; great-nephew, Jalen Carter; and several other friends and extended family members.
     Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. "Chuck" Whaley, on June 6, 2007. Friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home, with service following at 6 p.m. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome. com to send e-mail condolences.

Oct. 2008
Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tawney, Luther Maxwell

Tawney dies at age 89
     GALLIPOLIS - Longtime Gallipolis businessman and world traveler Max Tawney died Thursday night at Holzer Senior Care Center. Tawney, who started a photography business in Gallipolis in 1933 and became known for snapping pictures of everything from school class photos to images of the more than 70 countries he visited during his lifetime, was 89.
     He celebrated his last birthday Jan. 27 in the company of family, friends and traveling companion Jack Hanna, former director of the Columbus Zoo, whose animal displays were a highlight of Tawney’s birthday celebrations.
     Also the operator of a jewelry business in downtown Gallipolis, Tawney’s accounts of visits to various countries had appeared in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune and Sunday Times Sentinel for decades, peppered with his impressions of a world far away from Gallia County.
     His last column, about his last birthday party, appeared in the Sunday Times Sentinel on Feb. 2. Arrangements were incomplete as of press time today and will be announced by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 21, 2003


Tawney, Max

     GALLIPOLIS , Ohio -- Luther Maxwell Tawney, 89, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Holzer Senior Care Nursing Home in Bidwell. He was born January 27, 1914, in Clendenin, West Virginia, son of the late Floyd M. and Luella Sinnett Tawney. He was a local businessman. He was a member and attended Grace United Methodist Church.
     Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Earl, Robert and Tiz; and sisters, Addie Tawney, Alma Milhoan, Anna Summers, Artie Cart, Mary McCormick and Ruby Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Mabel McBride Tawney, whom he married December 8, 1940, at Grace United Methodist Church.
     He is also survived by three daughters, Betsy (Jack) Crank of Henderson, West Virginia, Becky (Alan) Scott, Nancy L. Tawney, and his son, David M. Tawney, all of Gallipolis. He is survived by eight grandchildren, Tandy Flint, Tim Tawney, Julie Smith, Bill Crank, David Crank, Chris Tawney, James Scott and Daniel Crank, and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Max came to Gallipolis in 1916 with his family and moved to a farm on Chillicothe Road, now 588. He graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1933. After graduating, he went into the Photography business and worked at Watts Studio in 1933 at the corner of Court and Second, and then purchased the building from Mr. Watts. Max graduated from the Winona School of Photography in 1935.
     He outgrew that building and rented the 424 building from the Masonic Lodge, and then in 1946 purchased the building next door, Claude Wall’s Jewelry Store at 422 Second that holds Tawney’s Jewelers and Studio today. He graduated from the Diamond School of Technology in 1952. Max had been in business for 70 years. He was a member of the Ohio Photographers Association, Professional Photographers Association of America, Photographic Society of America, Ohio Retailer Jeweler Association and National Jewelers of America.
     Max loved to travel and has never met a stranger. He was fortunate enough to travel to 72 foreign countries and wrote a book about his travels. Max opened the first Triple A Club in Gallipolis. Bill Sigler and Max arranged to buy the land in 1945 to start the Shrine Club in Gallipolis. Max and his son, David, were a stringer for WSAZ-TV from 1962 to 1972. 
     He was a life member of the Gallipolis Shrine Club, Ohio Valley Commandery 24 Knights Templar in Middleport, Charter member of the Gallipolis Lions Club and was presented with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in January 2003, Life member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge 107, held the Commission of Colonel of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, member of the Historical Society, Charter member of the Gallipolis Boat Club, a Master Mason of Morning Dawn Lodge 7 in Gallipolis, taking his first degree in Masonry in June 1935, second degree in November 1935, a Master Mason in 1936 and High Priest in 1961.
      He was a member of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio of Bosworth Council 46, Past High Priest, Pomeroy Chapter 80, Aladdin Temple of Columbus, and the 100 Million Dollar Club for the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2003, at Grace United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel in Gallipolis from 4 to 7 p. m. Sunday, March 23, 2003.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, the Gallipolis Lions Club, P. O. Box 436, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to mcmoore@zoomnet.net or www.timeformemory.com/mm.
           
Saturday Times Sentinel
March 22, 2003
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Arnold

     GALLIPOLIS - Arnold Taylor, 75, 2189 Eastern Ave., died about noon Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. He was born in Gallia County, son of the late Wilton and Rosetta Chick Taylor. He was a retired employe of the Knotts Auction and Upholstery and attended the Bell Chapel Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Ruby Syrus Taylor; five sons, Orland and Willard, both of Gallipolis, James Lester and Lowell Eddie, both of Chillicothe, and Henry of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Lois) Wolfe of Columbus, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grand children. One son, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     Services will be conducted Tuesday, 2 p.m. in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Home by the Rev. Everett Delaney and the Rev. Jack Holley. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.

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


Taylor, Edna [Harrington]

Death Claim Mrs. Taylor
     Mrs. Edna Harrington Taylor, 82, a resident of White Ave., Gallipolis, died at 6 a.m. today in the Pulley Nursing Center at South Point. She had been in failing health for two years. Mrs. Taylor was born in Gallia County Jan. 25, 1891 to the late Henry Harrington and Catherine Steeger.
     Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Thevenin, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include her second husband, Clarence Taylor, three daughters, Mrs. William (Esther) Hines, of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Dixon Harper of Wheaton, Ill.; Mrs. Hence (Romana) Orme of Dayton, and three grandchildren.
     She and her late husband operated a farm from 199 [sic] to 1946 at Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with burial following in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 Wednesday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Aug 5, 1973
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Taylor, Edna Rife

Tetanus causes Death of Edna Rife Taylor, 45
     A victim of tetanus, Mrs. Edna Rife Taylor wife of Charles Taylor of Oak Hll, died at 4:35 Thursday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital. She was 45 years old and was born and reared at Cheshire R.D. (Old Kyger).
     About 10 days ago Mrs. Taylor stepped on a rusty nail and though anti-tetanus shots were administered before she was brought to the hospital on Tuesday, lock jaw developed.
     Mrs. Taylor is survived by her husband, who operates the Hilltop Dairy at Oak Hill, and by 11 children, one of whom is in the armed service, the others at home. She was a daughter of the late William and Anna Scott Rife and was a sister of C.W. Rife, C.& O. agent here. A sister Mrs. Elna Spurlock, died here last winter. Miss Ellen Spurlock, operating room supervisor at the Holzer Hospital, and Miss Arlene Spurlock, student nurse, are nieces of Mrs. Taylor.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday at Clay Church, with Rev. H.E. Bicksler in charge. Interment will be made in the C.M. Cemetery at Oak Hill by Funeral Director Hughes. Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong member of the Old Kyger Baptist Church, but she attended the Clay Church, when she and family lived in the Clay community before moving to Oak Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 9, 1943
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Taylor, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Taylor Buried
     Funeral services for Elizabeth Taylor, who died Tuesday at the County Home, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Souders Baptist Church near Gallia, Rev. R. R. Denny officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there in charge of J. L. Coleman of Bidwell. Miss Taylor, who was 76 years old, was never married and had no immediate relatives.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 27, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Hazel [Searles]

     Hazel Taylor, 66, Long St., Rutland, died Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Taylor was born March 14, 1918 in Gallia County, a daughter of the late Hollis and Estella Rupe Searles. She was a cook at Ohio University before her retirement.
     Surviving are three sons, Jerry Taylor, Rutland; Jimmy Taylor, Fostoria, and Stepen Taylor, Middleport; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Taylor, Middleport; three sisters, Mrs. Jasper [Katie] Robinson, Mrs. Ada Taylor and Mrs. Isabelle Brandenberry[sic], all of Rutland; three brothers, Rolland Searles, Middleport; Dennis Searles, Rutland, and John Searles, Fostoria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her parents she was preceded in death in 1956 by her husband, Wayne M. Taylor, whom she married on July 26, 1941, and two brothers, Baker Searles and Robert Searles. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Rutland Church of the Nazarene.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Llloyd D. Grimm officiating. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

The Daily Sentinel
Feb 21, 1985
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker


Taylor, Irena [Campbell]

Mrs. Irena Taylor Dies At Home Of Niece On Rio Farm
     Mrs. Irena Taylor, 77, died this morning at 2 o’clock at the Rio Grande College farm home of her niece, Mrs. Irena Haner, after an illness from complication.
     Widow of Jacob Taylor, who died 13 years ago, decedent is survived by one son, Stanley Taylor, Northup Route; a brother, William Campbell, Northup Route; and two sisters, Mrs. Frona Haner, Sidney, O., and Mrs. Emma Jones, Patriot.
     Funeral services, with Rev. Robert Dieterich officiating, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Salem Church with burial by O. E. Elliott in the Salem Cemetery. The body will be returned to the niece’s home at 6 p.m. today, and friends may call this evening.

[Note: Nov. 8, 1869 - Aug. 3, 1946; Age 77 yrs. 8 mos. 26 days. She was the daughter of John W. and Myriam Prose Campbell. The first name is spelled Irene on tombstone.]

Gallia Times
Saturday, August 3, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Joel

     A man named Taylor died very suddenly in Ohio township, last Saturday. He came in from his work, and while cleaning his feet at the door, fell dead.

[Note: Buried at Swan Creek Cemetery in Ohio Township. Aged 75y 9m 7d.]

The Gallipolis Journal
December 16, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Taylor, John

John Taylor, Native Dies Suddenly
     John Warren Taylor, 52, a resident of New Winchester. O. and a native of Gallia County died suddenly Sunday, while driving his car on a dog run. A motorist following the Taylor car noted his condition, and rushed the Taylor car, and he expired on their arrival. Mr. Taylor had a history of heart trouble.
     He was born in Gallia county June 7, 1913, son of the late Otis and Ota Taylor. His marriage was to the former Frances Irion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Irion of Raccoon Island, on June 24, 1929 in Cabell County. WV. She survives along with two daughters and a son, Pamela, Jerri and Larry, all at home. Other survivors are a brother and two sisters, W.V. Taylor of Gallia county, Mrs. Ebie (Hilda) Lane of Portsmouth and Mrs. Warren and Mrs. C.W. (Rachel) Kennedy of Cincinnati. A half brother and two half-sisters surviving are Mrs. Warren and Mrs. Dolly Lockhart, both of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Mary Collins of Huntington.
     Mr. Taylor had lived in New Winchester for 22 years and previously had lived in Galion for three years. He was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church, Bucyrus Masonic Lodge, and Crawford County Coonhunters and Sportsmans Club. He was employed by the Hercules Steel Products Co., as a press operator but due to ill health employed as a material handler at the time of his death. He served in Germany during World War II.
     Masonic Services will be held Tuesday night at the Krabuck-Suler Funeral Home in Galion. Last rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home by Rev. Robert Alinger and Rev. Paul Onweller will officiate and burial will be in Sixteen Cemetery at New Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Dailey Tribune
28 Feb. 1966
Transcribed by Mary James


Taylor, Judy [Bright]

     Judy Taylor, 65, of Bidwell, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. A home executive, she was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Worthy Lawrence Bright and Sadie T. Shoemaker Bright, of Gallipolis, who survives her.
     Judy is also survived by her husband, Tommy Lee Taylor, Bidwell; daughter, Renee Janine Taylor, Westerville, Ohio; son, Thomas Ryan Taylor, Westerville; grandson, Owen Thomas Derenberger, Westerville; three sisters and two brothers; Trudy (Fred) Johnson, Westerville, Wayne Bright, Gallipolis, Connie (Jim) Ruggle, Pataskala, Ohio, Carol (Larry) Barnett, Gallipolis and Michael Bright, Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by her father, Worthy Bright, one sister, Edna Kerwood and one nephew, David Lynn.
     Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Avenue, Gallipolis, with Pastor Joey Rife officiating. Burial will follow in Reynold’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences can be e-mailed to www.timeformemory.com/mm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Leroy Don

Cheshire Man Is Traffic Victim
Leroy Taylor Fatally Injured Near Columbus
     Leroy Don Taylor, 24, who is employed in Columbus and who left his parental home on Cheshire Rt. 1, Monday afternoon at 3 p. m., was so seriously injured in an auto accident near Columbus that he died there. Taylor was accompanied by Miss Jean Montgomery, 20, Langsville, a teacher in the West Jefferson schools. She is a patient in Mt. Carmel hospital, and is in a serious condition.
     The accident occurred at a junction of Rts. 104 and 665 and in the two-car collision five persons were injured. Persons in the other car were from Kentucky and Michigan and are less seriously injured.
     Taylor is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fonzo Taylor of the Cheshire address, a brother Carl, of Cheshire and five sisters, Mrs. Florence Rose of Anstead, W. Va., Mrs. Dorothy Hawley of Cheshire, Mrs. Virginia Stover and Mrs. Louise Brown of Columbus and Juanita at home.
     Taylor was graduated from Cheshire High school in 1951. Funeral arrangements which are in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals are incomplete, awaiting the parents return from Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 3, 1956

Rites Set Thursday For Accident Victim
     Funeral services for Leroy Taylor, 24, Rt. 1, Cheshire, who died Tuesday in Mt. Carmel hospital, Columbus, following an auto accident on Rt. 104 Monday, will be held at the Poplar Ridge Baptist church at 2 p.m., Thursday. Rev. Sherley Woods will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Taylor was a veteran of the Korean War with three years service. Lafayette post, American Legion, and the VFW will have a part in the service. At the time of his death, Taylor was a member of the army reserves. The body will be taken to the home of his parents Wednesday afternoon and friends may call until the funeral hour.

[Note:  Nov. 22, 1932 - January 2, 1956]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 4, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Louise T. [Urwin]

Aged Twin Passes Away
Mrs. Louise T. Taylor Died at Home in Columbus - Buried at Bladen Tuesday   (Columbus Dispatch)
     Twin sisters for 86 years were separated by the stealthy hand of death Saturday when Mrs. Louise Toddoff Taylor, passed away at her home, 47 East Ninth avenue, while her lifelong kin, Mrs. Josephine Blacklock, of Bladen, Ohio, was at her bedside.
     Mrs. Taylor, the widow of the late James F. Taylor, died from bronchial pneumonia. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry T. Strader, of Columbus, and Miss Annie E. Taylor, who lived at home with her mother.
     Her only son, Thomas T. Taylor, of Newman, Ga., arrived several hours after her death Saturday. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Urwin, [from] Martins Ferry, O., and five grandchildren.
     Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Central M. E. church. Funeral services which are in charge of Denton & Donaldson, will be held at the residence Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The body will be taken to Blanden, O., where burial services will be held Tuesday.

[Note: Bethel Cem, Ohio Twp tomstone 1839-1925]

Gallipolis newspaper
1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Taylor, Marshall K. [Marshel]

Marshall Taylor, Soldier, Is Dead
Funeral Set For 10:30 Wednesday At St. Nicholas
     Marshall Kanode Taylor, 57, a World War Veteran and a native of Ohio Twp., died Friday night at the Dayton Soldiers Home. He had been incapacitated for 13 years as a result of a stroke, had been a patient at the Dayton Home for a decade, and virtually helpless for a year.
     He was a son of Wilton and Rosetta Chick Taylor of Bladen. After his discharge as a soldier and after his marriage on June 8, 1918, to Myrtie Boggs, they made their home here up until his health failed.
     She and these six children survive: Hollis, Virginia, Melvin, Viola, Norma and Donald; also a stepson, Nicholas Thivener. One child is dead. Also surviving are four brothers, James, Wade, Arnold and Arthur Taylor, all of this community.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jennings Cremeens at St. Nicholas Church at 10:30 Wednesday. Burial at the same place by C. R. Halley.

[Note: Jan. 1, 1889 - Jan. 22, 1943; His name is spelled Marshel K. on his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 25, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Nancy

     Died, at her residence in Green township, Gallia county, O., Mrs Nancy Taylor, consort of G. B. Taylor, in the 31st year of her age. A consistent member of the M. E. Church for about ten years, she passed from earth's scenes to enter the joys of her Lord.

Can the soul decay?
Or that which thinks and feels in aught e'er fade away?
Death comes to take me where I long to be;
One pang, and bright blooms the immortal flower;
Death comes to lead me from mortality;
To lands which know not one unhappy hour;
I have a hope, a faith—from sorrow here
I'm led by Death away—why should I start and fear?

The Gallipolis Journal
May 29, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Taylor, Otis Winfield

Otis Taylor, Crippled Man, Died Monday
     Otis Winfield Taylor died at his home in Eureka at 1:20 Monday afternoon. He had retired as a farmer, having lived for many years in the Swan Creek bottoms and for a considerable number of years was a salesman.
     Mr. Taylor lacked 25 days of reaching his 73d birthday. He was badly crippled nearly all his life and had been in poor health for some time prior to his death. He was born and reared about one mile above Swan Creek on what is now Route 7.
     Survivng are his wife, two sons, William Vernon of Gallion, Ohio, and J. Warren at home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lucille Davis of Ironton; Mrs. George Clark of Portsmouth, and Mrs. Clair Kennedy of Point Pleasant; a stepson, Wye Warren, Bladen; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dolly Taylor; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. W. G. Parmley of Hood River, Oregon. Two sons preceded Mr. Taylor in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at Swan Creek chapel in charge of of Rev. E. L. Miller of Crown City M. E. circuit. Burial at the nearby cemetery by Stevers.

[Note: from stone at Swan Creek cemetery, Ohio Twp., 1866-1939]

Gallipolis newspaper
1939
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                       Top of Page


Taylor, Pearl Ota [Warren]

Mrs. Ota Pearl Taylor-
     Eighty-six years old, of Eureka (O.) Star Route, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dollie Lockhart of Eureka Star Route. She was the widow of Otis Taylor. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. (EST) at the Swan Creek Methodist Chapel. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was a daughter of the late Clark and Nancy Ellen Long Warren. Survivors in addition to the daughter include three sons, Wye Warren, of Crown City Route 2 and Warren and Vernon Taylor of Bucyrus; three other daughters, Mrs. Hilda Lane of Portsmouth, Mrs. Rachael Kennedy of Cincinnati and Mrs. Mary Davis of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Glover of Chicago and Mrs. Kathie Gothard of Eureka Star Route, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home at Mercerville after noon tomorrow. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

[Note: b. 1877 d. 1963. buried in Swan Creek cemetery in Ohio Twp. Handwritten date on obit reads, "9-11-63."]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Taylor, Ota Pearl [Long]

Eureka Woman Dies At Age 86 After Illness
     Mrs. Ota Pearl Taylor, 86, a resident of Eureka died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter after an extended illness.
     Mrs. Taylor was the widow of Otis Taylor, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was born in Gallia county June 30, 1877, daughter of the late Clark and Nancy Ellen Warren Long, at Bladen
     Children who survive are Wye Warren of Rt. 2 Crown City, Mrs. Dollie Lockart of Eureka Star Rt., Warren and Vernon Taylor, both of Bucyrus, Mrs. Hilda Two surviving sisters are Mrs. Goldie Glover of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Katie Gothard of Eureka Star Rt.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Swan Creek Methodist church. Rev. Robert Sargant of Portsmouth will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 12, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Rachel

Aged Lady Gone
     Miss Rachel Taylor, of Swan Creek, died Sunday at the residence of her nephew and niece, Mr. Otis Taylor, and Miss Clemma Taylor. She never married and was 86 years of age and highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Swan Creek Chapel, interment following at the family cemetery by Hayward & Son.

Gallia Times
Date unknown
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                       Top of Page


Taylor, Sarah [Bonne]

Mrs. Taylor, 90, Dies In Wellston
     Mrs. Sarah Taylor, 90, a resident of 59 Garfield Ave. died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in a Wellston Nursing home. She had been a patient there for five months.
     She was born near Spencer, W. Va., July 11, 1875, daughter of the late Charles and Emma Hardway Bonne. Her marriage was to William L. Taylor, who survives, and lives at the Garfield Ave. address. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by a son and eight sisters.
     The body is at the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 2, 1965

Services Announced
     Services for Mrs. Sarah Taylor, 90, who resided at 59 Garfield Ave., and died Wednesday evening in a Wellston Nursing home will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 3, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, Sarah M.

Obituary Of Mrs. Taylor
     Mrs. S. M. Taylor was born Feb. 28, 1869, died March 6, 1910, at her home near Gallipolis, aged 41 years and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Joseph Taylor in 1886. To this union nine children were born. Three preceded her to the Great Beyond. Besides her children she leaves a loving husband and a fond mother to mourn their loss. But their loss is her eternal gain. Sister Taylor united with the United Brethren Church when 16 years of age and remained a constant Christian until her death. Her desire was to see Jesus.

[Note: Sarah M. was buried at Mina Chapel by Hayward per death cert.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 16, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, William

William Taylor Takes Own Life AT 41 Years
     William Taylor, 41, a native of Gallipolis and former cab driver, who had been a patient at the Banjamin [sic] Franklin TB sanatorium in Franklin county for the past 17 years took his own life at 2:05 a.m. Monday. He shot himself in his bed at the institution.
     He was born in Gallipolis on Sept. 27, 1918 to Wade Taylor and the late Verena Broyles Taylor, who died on July 24, 1952. He spent his early years here and after going to Columbus drove a cab in that city until he was forced to retire due to ill health.
     In addition to the father, he is survived by three brothers and three sisters, James E., Delbert and Gene Taylor, Mrs. Nicholas (Hazel) Thivener and sister Grace all of Columbus and Mrs. Roger (Winnie) Thompson of Gallipolis.
     The body is at the Miller’s Home for Funerals and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: d. February 29, 1960 and was buried in St. Nicholas]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. February 29, 1960
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Taylor, William B.

William Taylor Dead
     Mr. William B. Taylor, the well-known liveryman, died this Friday morning, Oct. 23, 1903, at 5 o’clock. Mr. Taylor has been ill with typhoid fever for 42 days and has received the best nursing possible, but fate was against his chances for recovery and he finally succumbed to the disease. Mr. Taylor was born in Greenup county, Ky., Sept. 26, 1876, and came to Gallipolis in 1896. He was married to Eunice B. DeBard, daughter of Doctor DeBard, of Greenup.
     The children, aged 2 and 3 years respectively and Mrs. Taylor are left to mourn their lost. The remains will be taken to Greenup Saturday morning for burial.
     “Billy” Taylor as he was familiary known to his friends, has been successfully engaged in the livery business ever since he came to Gallipolis. For several years he has been located in G. B. Little’s livery stable next to the Tribune office. “Billy” was very popular with his friends and was honorable and upright in his dealings. -- Gallipolis Tribune.
     The deceased, Mr. Taylor, was well known in this city, having in the past few years of his business career in Gallipolis made many friends in Point Pleasant [W.Va.].

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
October 28, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Taylor, William J.

     Died, in Ohio township, on Sunday morning, May 2d, 1875, William J. Taylor, aged about 50 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 6, 1875
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Teal, Gerald D.

     GALLIPOLIS - Gerald Donaldson Teal, 64, of 1104 Adrian Drive, died about 4 a.m. Friday, while visiting his mother in New Lexington. He apparently suffered a heart attack. He was dead on arrival at Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville.
     A retired employe of Western Electric, Columbus division, he was born Dec. 18, 1903, in New Lexington, son of Garfield D. and Bessie Wright Teal. His father preceded him in death. He married Violet Brothers, and she survives, as does one son, Don, of New York City. The Teals came to Gallipolis from New Lexington. He was a member of the New Lexington Presbyterian Church and of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
     Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph C. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
December 1, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tenny, Jonathan

     Mr. Jonathan Tenny died very suddenly in Rutland, last week. He had been at work most of the day in apparently good health, and coming into the house late in the afternoon, laid down and immediately expired. He was buried at Kygerville, where he formerly resided.

The Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, December 18, 1873
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Terry, Berthia [Bethia]

     DIED - In this city, at the residence of James Mullineux, Esq., July 9th, 1876, Berthia Terry, aged 83 years. She was originally from Canada West, but has resided with Mr. Mulliueux for the past thirty-seven years.

[Note: Tombstone has Bethia Terry; Born Mar. 13, 1796 - July 9, 1879; 1870 Census shows her as a domestic servant].

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, July 13, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Terry, Leland B.

Leland B. Terry Dies Tuesday
     Leland B. Terry, 58, an employe of the Tennessee Gas and Transmission Co., died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer hospital after a brief illness. Terry had worked the night before his death at the Albany compressor station and was to start his vacation Thursday. He was taken ill and brought to the hospital at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and died seven hours later. At the time of his death, he was living in the house in which he was born on Rt. 160, just over the Gallia-Vinton county line in Vinton county. He was born there on Oct. 27, 1900, the son of the late Edward L. and Laura Shenefield Terry.
     He had an extensive record in various branches of the Armed Forces. He served a year in the mounted cavalry, four years in the Navy, during World War II as a radio operator and an additional 19 months was served in the Coast Guard.
     His marriage to the former Belle Polsley was an event of Jan. 14, 1930, and she survives along with a daughter Patricia Ann at the home. A sister and aunt who survive and lived with the deceased are Mrs. Opal Smith and Mrs. Anise Cameron.
     Terry was a member of the Wilkesville Masonic lodge and the Vinton Post, American Legion. Both the Vinton and Wilkesville Posts of the American Legion will have a part in the last rites. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ewington Methodist church. Rev. John Davis will officiate and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the late home on Thursday and until the hour of the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 3, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Terry, Russell

   Miss Den Turley has been visiting relatives at Lock 7.  Her cousin Russell Terry died there Tuesday of tubercular trouble.  He was a fine young man, age 19, and his death is deplored.  The funeral was conducted this afternoon from his late home.

[Note: Died 1916]

Gallipolis paper
Aug 30, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Terry, Sterling

Sterling Terry Dies
Funeral 2 Tuesday
     Sterling Terry, colored, died at Buck Ridge at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. He was a bachelor and lived with his brothers, Hilliard A. and Moses M. Terry, and sister Angeline. Another brother, William H., resides in Cincinnati. They were the children of Alexander and Adaline Hill Terry.
     He had been ill three years and death was due to organic heart trouble. He was 60 years old on May 2, last. Rev. O. P. Wright will conduct the funeral at Buck Ridge at 2 Tuesday. Burial by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 16, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Terry, William

Terry Funeral To Be Sunday
     Arrangements have been completed for the burial of William Terry who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mamie Masters on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis at 1 p.m. Sunday with Rev. J. E. Hakes, the church pastor, officiating.
     The body will be at the home of Elbert Masters, on Locust St., after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 10, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thacker, Harold Arlo

     A 22 months-old child, who yesterday swallowed a safety pin, is under close observation today at the Holzer Hospital. X-ray pictures taken at intervals enable the surgeons to note the progress of the pin toward a natural exit. The infant is Arlo Thacker, a son of Stanley Thacker, a WPA worker and a resident of Minerton. The child was brought to the hospital at 5 o’clock last evening. Today he seemed to be suffering considerably, a friend of the family told the Tribune.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 23, 1937

Thacker Funeral
     Funeral of little Harold Arlo Thacker, who died here after swallowing a safety pin, was held this afternoon at Mt. Olive Church. Burial in Curry Cemetery [Vinton County]. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Thacker, live at Minerton. They have one child living, Jud, aged 12.

Note: [4/24/1935 - 2/23/1937]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 25, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Thaler, Ida [Merklinger]

Ida Thaler
     Ida Katherine Merklinger Thaler, 91, Gallipolis, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1993, at Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1902 in Linkfield, Mich., daughter of the late John and Henrietta (Henkel) Merklinger.
     She was a resident of Gallipolis for 24 years, formerly residing in Painesville. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis, long-time volunteer and contributing member of the French Art Colony, member of Eastern Star in Painesville and a continuing supporter of the Valley Artist Series. She was employed for several years at PJ's, Inc., a ladies apparel store.
     Survivors include four sons, Donald Thaler of Gallipolis, Glen Thaler,and James Thaler, both of Elyria, and David P.Thaler of Voorhees, N.J.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Francis Neeb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence David Thaler, in 1956. They were married in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, in 1929. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jeffrey, in 1981.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Albert Earley officiating. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, on Tuesday from 7-9, and one half hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 51 State St., Gallipolis, or to the French Art Colony, P.O. Box 472, Gallipolis. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, including David, Chris, and John Thaler, Tommy Mathews, Chris Brown and Chris Rife.

[Note: Buried in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens b. 1902 d. 1993]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                 Top of Page


Tharp (Thorp), Mary Jane [Moses]

The Dead
     Mrs. Mary J. Tharp, died at an early hour Sunday morning, April 11, 1909 and buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Monday evening, April 12.
     She leaves six children; two sons, George and Charlie; Mrs. Dr. G. L. Shipp, of Belpre, Ohio; Mrs. James Burks, Henderson, W. Va.; Mrs. C. M. Nutter, of this city, and Mrs. Mollie Smith, of this city, where her mother died, Mrs. Tharp also left several grand-children.
     Mrs. Tharp was 83 years old August 15, 1908; she was married to Hiram Tharp in 1848; he died in 1862, at Nashville, Tenn. He was a soldier in the Civil War. Mrs. Tharp was born in Gallia county, Ohio, where she lived until 1863, then moved to West Virginia, where she has resided ever since. She joined the Methodist Church when quite a young woman. Rev. R. P. Bell officiated at the funeral services.

[Note: Her husband, Hiram Henry Thorpe [Tharp]  enlisted in Military in Ohio on Sept. 24, 1861 and died May 9, 1862; is buried in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was a Civil War Soldier].

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Va.
April 14, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thaxton, Henry

Henry Thaxton Died
     Henry Thaxton, 73 years of age, died Thursday at his home in Middleport. He is survived by three daughters Mrs. Mae Hancher and Mrs. Vallia Chapman of Columbus and Mrs. Jessie Denny of Eno and two sons, Homer of Columbus and Cecil of Bremen.
     Funeral rites at the First Baptist church of Middleport at 1 today with Rev. F. C. Kreager officiating. Interment in charge of Finsterwald, will be made in the Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire.

[Note: July 13, 1860 – March 22, 1945; Age 73 yrs. 8 mos. 9 das. He was the son of William Thaxton and was married to Mary Catherine Eblen.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 13, 1934
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan & Sandy L. Milliron


Thaxton, Oliver Perry

Thaxton Rites Held Monday
     Oliver Perry Thaxton, 86, died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Faye Willis, Wellston, where he had made his home for the past eight years. Decedent was a carpenter and farmer.
He was born at Bidwell Rt. 1, on Dec. 17, 1867, the son of the late James and the late Mary Ervin Thaxton. He moved from Bidwell to Gallipolis in 1924 where he made his home until eight years ago. His wife preceded him in death in 1949.
     Survivors include three children, Mrs. Faye Willis, Wellston; Mrs. Myrtle Van Fossen, Pennsville, and Roy Thaxton, Bidwell, seven grandchildren and ten great-
grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. Thaxton was the last of a family of nine children.
     Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Campaign Baptist Church, Addison. Interment was in the Church Cemetery with Rev. Sherley Wood officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 14, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thaxton, Ross Marvin

     Ross Thaxton was born April 11, 1914, departed this life October 27, 1950. Aged 36 years, six months and 16 days. He was the son of Ross and Edna Thaxton. He has spent his entire life in Gallia County.
     He leaves his wife and six children, Billy, Larry, Janice, Marvin Jr., Patty and Kay. His mother and two sisters, Thelma Hamilton, Bidwell, Ohio and Violet Smith of Boston, Massachusetts.
     Marvin was kind-hearted and had many friends and was always a friend to the many men whom he emplyed.
     Today, we can say “The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away.”

“God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower strewn path ways
All our lives thru,
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain,
But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love.”

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Thevenin, Amanda Belle [McCalla]

Mrs. Thevenir[n] Dies Friday In Hospital
     Mrs. Amanda Belle Threvenir[n], 81, a resident of Clipper Mills for 51 years, died at 9:30 a.m. today in Holzer hospital. She had been a patient there since Monday.
     Mrs. Thevenir[n] was born Oct. 4, 1882, in Manchester, O., one of nine children born to the late Morris and Sarah Erwin McCalla. She was the last of her family. Her marriage to Chancey Thevenir[n] took place Nov. 19, 1919. He preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1958. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Spires, with whom she made her home. There are six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ohio Chapel church, which she attended. Rev. Wendell Stutler will officiate, and burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery at Bladen, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Died Aug. 28, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 28, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Thevenin, Arthur L.

     A descendant of the French 500, Arthur L. Thevenin Sr., 91, died Sunday at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. He is a descendant of Nicholas Thevenin, one of the original settlers in Gallipolis. Born Aug. 8, 1897 in Henderson, W.Va., he was the son of the late Stephen and Viann (Lewis) Thevenin. He retired from Columbus Show Case in 1964.
     He is survived by his wife, Mary (Saunders) Thevenin, whom he married Nov. 25, 1918. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Mildred) Blank of Windsor, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Barton and Mrs. Lester (Beatrice) Robinson, both of Columbus; three brothers, Luther of Franklin Park, Ill., Garland and Arthur Thevenin Jr., both of Columbus; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers, two half-sisters, and two half-brothers.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home 5528 Cleveland Ave., at SR 161, Columbus, and at the Willis Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 1988
J. Farley


Thevenin, Beulah

Beulah Thevenin, 13, Died Last Evening
     Beulah Lucille Thevenin, aged 13, oldest of the children of Mr. and Mrs/ . Chauncey Thevenin of Clay tp. (Gallipolis R.D.2), died at 4:15 last evening at the Holzer Hospital, after an extended illness. There survive, besides the parents, sisters and brother, Thelma, Eugene and Carrol; grandparents, Mrs. Dora Thevenin of Winfield and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Putney of Garfield ave.
     Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel at 2 o'clock.

[Note: From Tombstone 1926-1940, St. Nick, Clay tp.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin.                                                                    Top of Page


Thevenin, Clarence Fred

500 Descendant Dies On Sunday
     Clarence Fred Thevenin, 65, a descendant of the French 500 and a veteran of World War I, died in the Veteran’s hospital at Martinsburg, W. Va., at 5:20 a. m., Sunday. His home was on White Ave., Gallipolis. He had been in poor health for a period of several years and had been a patient at the Huntington and Martinsburg hospitals. His condition worsened last April.
     He was born in Gallipolis on Oct. 6, 1890, son of the late Kent and Belle Plymale Thevenin. He was married to the former Edna Harrington on Nov. 20, 1917, in Gallipolis. During World War I he served in France with Co. K., 322 Infantry. After his return from the war he and his wife removed to Iowa where he engaged in farming until 1943 when they moved to Des Moines, Ia., where they remained until 1946.
     They returned to this county and lived on the old home place on Rt. 218 until 1952 when they moved to Gallipolis. He was a member of the American Legion here and the Knights of Pythias lodge at Aurelia, Ia. He was baptized in the Methodist church by a chaplain at the hospital in Martinsburg.
     In addition to the wife he is survived by the following children, Mrs. William J. (Esther) Hines of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Dixon L. (Shirley) Harper of Wheaton, Ill., and Mrs. Hence I. (Ramona) Orme Jr., of Indianapolis, Ind. There are two grandchildren.
     Other survivors are a brother, Virgil of Washta, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Harry T. (Shirley) Price of Waldren, Ind. Mrs. Fred (Florence) Northup, another sister, preceded him in death in 1952. Several uncles and aunts residing in this county also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m., Wednesday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral home, with Rev. Paul M. Niswander officiating. Burial will be in Centenary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m., Monday and until shortly before the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 13, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thevenin, Collin

Collin Thevenin
     Collin Thevenin, living near Yellow Town, terminated this life Sunday, January 24th, 1893, at the great age of 101. He died at the residence of Robt. Harrison, where he had made his home for several years. He had a home of his own up to a short time before his death near the place where he died, which he sold.   
     He left children as follows: Collin, James, Robert, Absalom, Taylor, Mrs. Thomas Dale and Mrs. Ab Phelbs, living on Kanawha. Mrs. Thevenin died several years ago in the neighborhood of 75 years of age.
     Rev. Jesse Ingles, from whom we gather these facts, says he attended the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Thevenin when he was 15 years of age. At that time Mr. Thevenin was 36 years old and Mr. Ingles 16. Mr. Ingels is now 81. He lived in sight of Mr. Thevenin's home for forty or more years. He describes Mr. Thevenin as a man who never made much display in the world. He was very excitable and passionate, impulsive, but soon over it. He was of small stature, not weighing over 135 pounds. He was industrious and of good habits. He never accumulated a great deal but made a good living.
     His education was limited, but he stood well among his neighbors. He had a son who died in the war - John - and for whose loss he drew a pension of $13 per month. As for himself he was very hearty and rugged. He came here from the French Grant and was a miller and farmer. He was a great fisherman and for twenty years fished half of his time. Once when he was fishing a man accidentally shot him through the arm, but he kept on fishing. This happened on Mr. Ingles' place.
     He was very successful as a fisherman. He used tobacco all of his life. He attended every election but for the past six years went about very little. He was first a Whig and then a Republican and rampant in politics. He liked to hunt in some extent, but fishing was his strong hold for pasttime. Mr. Ingels has the gun that Mr. Thevenin had made when he was a boy. He was very courageous and was afraid of nothing, and would fight at the drop of a hat. He was laid to rest in the Harrison graveyard close to where he had lived, his greatest honor in this life being his long alloted years, which though restful, account to have been pleasantly spent.

[Note: Tombstone in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Clay Twp]

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 8, 1893
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall and Sandy Milliron


Thevenin, Euretha Edith [Houck]

Mrs. Thevenin dies at 74
     Mrs. Euretha Edith Thevenin, 74, widow of All Thevenin, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at her home, 37 Portsmouth Rd. She was a native of this county and had spent the greater part of her life in Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Thevenin was born in Harrison twp., on Oct. 26, 1884, the daughter of the late Richard and Susan Harless Houck. She was married to Albert Thevenin on May 21, 1916, and he preceded her in death in 1945.
Survivors of that union are two sons and three daughters, Orman of Portsmouth, Va. Gus at home, Mrs. Hilda Smith of Barberton, Mrs. Charles Day of Burlington, N.C., and Mrs. Donald Gallimore of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. There are eight grandchildren. Three sons, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
     Funeral services have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Saunders Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday and until the hour of service.

[Note: Buried as Retha]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 30, 1959
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Thevenin, Garnet E.

     Garnet E. Thevenin, daughter of Mrs. Isaac Dewitt, was born Sept. 8, 1900, and departed this life Feb. 6, 1920, her age being 19 years, 4 months, and 6 days. She gave her heart to God about a year ago and united with the First M. E. Chruch in Charleston, W. Va., where she was a faithful member until her death. She also was a regular attendant at Sunday School, also a member of the Epworth League.
     She leaves to mourn their loss her broken-hearted mother and step-father and a host of friends. She made many friends wherever she went by her kind ways and cheerful smile. She had a kind word for all. Her father passed to the Great Beyond several years ago. She was a great favorite with teachers and schoolmates and loved by all who knew her.
     She held a high position in Charleston, cash clerk for the C. & P. Telephone company for almost two years and was held in highest esteem by everyone there.
     Her mother received the sad message that her daughter was very ill, but was too late to see her alive.    
     The body was brought to Gallipolis where she was laid to rest in Pine street cemetery, six of her high schoolmates acting as pallbearers. The floral offerings from her Sunday School class and Epworth League and her employers were many and beautiful.

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

                      A Friend from Charleston, W. Va.

Gallipolis newspaper
February 1920
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                       Top of Page


Thevenin, Garrett Eugene

Thevenin Lad Dies Last Night
Rites 2 Friday
     Garrett Eugene, son of Mr & Mrs. Chauncey Thevenin of Garfield Avenue, died about 11:45 last night at the Holzer Hospital after a short illness. He was taken to the hospital yesterday but had been treated there some time two weeks before for his ailment which was diagnosed as cirrhosis of the liver. His age was 11 years, 10 months and 5 days.
     Surviving besides the parents are a sister and two brothers; Thelma 14, Carroll 9 and Bennie Lee 5 months; his grandparents, Mrs. Dora Thevenin of Winfield, WV, Mr and Mrs. A.W. Putney of Garfield Avenue. The parents have three other children deceased; a 13 year old daughter, who died three years ago and two infants.
     The body will be at the home after 5 o'clock this evening and friends may call there. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. EWT at Elizabeth Chapel, Thivener, with Rev. Carl Burris of Hogsett, officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: from Funeral home..died April 28, 1943. Death Certificate shows born June 23, 1931 in Windfield WV; died April 28, 1943 Gallipolis at age 11 years, 10 months and 5 days of age. Father Chauncey Thiviner; mother Grace Putney.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 29, 1943
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Thevenin, Harold Alexander

Death of a Child
     Harold Alexander, the four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Thevenin, of Newark, died Sunday after a short illness. The remains arrived here Tuesday and were buried at Pine Street cemetery. He was a bright little fellow and his untimely end is a sad blow to the fond parents, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thevenin, of this city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 5, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Thevenin, James

     Mr. James Thevenin, of Clipper Mill, ill for quite, awhile, died this Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. He was a good citizen and a nice gentleman, but we have no particulars.

[Note: There is a discrepency with the cemetery record which records his death as 3/18/1900.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 19, 1901
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Thevenin, James Henry

Death of James H. Thevenin
     Mr. James Henry Thevenin, of Clipper Mill, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 1901, at 4 o'clock, after a year's illness an confinement to bed for five months and in his 63rd year. The funeral services were conducted at half past 10 o'clock Wednesday morning conducted by Rev. Hiram Grover, the interment by Wetherholt following at the same place.
     He leaves a wife and seven children, all of adult age. Three children preceded him. Those surviving are Kent, Allen, Chauncey, Mrs. S.E. Halley, Mrs. Oscar McFann, Miss Emma and Miss Cora at home.
He was a good man, a ship carpenter by occupation, and a member of the Yellow Town Christian Church for 29 years. Every one who knew him will regret to hear of his death. His widow's maiden name was Bane and they had been married about 40 years.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 20, 1901
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Thevenin,  [Jos]  Female

     A child belonging to Mr. Thevenin just back of Clipper Mills, fell into a tub of hot water and was scalded to death. 

[Note: Born in 1879 - Died Jan. 1880; Age 1; Female.  On the 1850-1885 Federal Census Mortality schedule, she has the name of Jos]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, January 22, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thevenin, Kent

Kent Thevenin Dies at Home Monday
     Kent Thevenin, 69, died at his home some three miles below this city Monday, Nov. 26, 1934, about 10:30 a.m. He had been in poor health for a long period. A heart attack carried him off. He is survived by his wife, formerly Belle Plymale. Whom he married May 25, 1886, four children. Virgil and Clarence in Iowa. Mrs. Goldia Northup of this city, and Mrs. Harry Price in Illinois. He leaves two brothers, Al and Chauncey Thevenin and two sisters, Mrs. Zetta Halley  of this city and Mrs. Emma McCoy of Buffalo.
     He had a wide acquaintanceship ever the county and many friends had been concerned over his prolonged illness. Burial will be at Mound Hill cemetery in Gallipolis township.

Gallipolis Daily Triune
November 27, 1934
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Thevenin, Mary

     Mrs. Thevenin, relict of the late Nicholas Thevenin, died in Green Township last week. She was a very old lady and highly esteemed.

The Gallipolis Journal
February 26, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Thevenin, Rosetta Belle [Plymale]

Widow of Kent Thevenin Passes Saturday P.M
Funeral Set for 2 Wednesday At Ohio Chapel
     Mrs. Rosetta Belle Thevenin, widow of James H. (Kent) Thevenin, died at 6 p.m. Saturday at the home of her grandson just back of McCarleyville and across the road from the Thevenin home. Mrs. Thevenin had not been well the last two weeks and she was in her 79th year.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at Ohio Chapel, of which decedent had long been a member. Rev. R. McCarley will be in charge. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by F. L. Stevers. Selected for pall bearers were James Henry, Frank, John, Evans and David Plymale and Oliver Stover.
     Mrs. Thevenin was a native and lifelong resident of Clay Twp. And was a daughter of Virgil Plymale. She and her husband, who died Nov. 26, 1934, are survived by the following children: Virgil E, Washta, Iowa; Mrs. Goldie Northup, Gallipolis; Chauncey F. Thevenin, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Shirley B. Price, Greensburg, Ind. And 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
     There are also four brothers and two sisters: Roy Plymale of Columbus, Edward and James of near Gallipolis, Divers of Mercerville route, Mrs. C. A. Blain of Garfield Ave.

[Note: 1866 - 1945 handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Thevenin, Shirl Benjamin

Rites Set Wednesday Afternoon For Shirl Thevenin, Killed Overseas
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon for Shirl Benjamin Thevenin, whose body is to arrive here Monday after shipment from overseas. The Gallipolis soldier was killed while serving in North Africa, Aug. 7, 1943.
     Born in Clay Twp., Sept. 19, 1922, he was 20 years of age at the time of his death. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper B. Thevenin, Sycamore St.
     He entered the Army Nov. 16, 1942 and was never home on furlough after that time, being sent overseas the following March. Prior to his entry into the Army, he was employed here as a meat cutter by the Evans Packing Co.
     In addition to the parents, he leaves the following brothers: William of Pataskala; Cecil of Columbus, Lorain, and Cleveland, and Paul Thevenin, Gallipolis; and Herbert Thevenin, at home.
     Rites Wednesday will be at 2 p.m. from the Miller Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the home, where the body will be until noon Wednesday. The Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate at the services and burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery. Pallbearers will be chosen from among members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post. The VFW and American Legion posts will conduct the military rites.

Gallia Times
Saturday, July 31, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Thivener, Shirl

Shirl Thivener Killed In Action
     Pvt. Shirl Thivener, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Thivener, 2008 Eastern Avenue, was killed in action in the Mediterranean theater August 8. Friday night a telegram from the War Department announced the news. Besides his parents, the young soldier is survived by two brothers in the services - Paul (Navy) in Michigan, and Lorain (Army Air Corps) in England.

[Note: Sept. 19, 1922 – Aug. 7, 1943. Pvt. 15 Inf. 3 Inf. Div. World War II. His tombstone has his last name as Thevenin.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, September 4, 1943
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Thivener, Shirl

Killed In Action
     Several Gallia County youths have made the supreme sacrifice in this war, but Pvt. Shirl Thivener is the first Gallipolis boy reported to have been killed in action.
     As made known in Saturday’s paper, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Thivener of 2008 Eastern Ave., received word from the War Department on Friday night that Shirl was killed on Aug. 8 in the Mediterranean theater. Shirl entered the army Nov. 16, 1942, and went overseas March 1 without having a furlough. He would have been 21 on Sept. 19.
     Shirl was born at Thivener and attended school there. But during the few years the family lived in Gallipolis he made hundreds of warm friends and was a great favorite not only in the family circle, but among all those who knew him well. At one time he worked for the Evans Packing Co. and for two years was employed at Harold Notter’s bowling alleys.
     Surviving besides the parents are these brothers, Paul Thivener, who is in the Navy; Corporal Lorain Thivener, who is in the Army and was stationed in England when last heard from; Cecil Thivener (not the patrolman), Vinton Avenue; Cleve and Herbert, both at the parental home and William Thivener, Columbus. Cleve and perhaps some of the other brothers failed on examination for military service.

[Note: Picture is attached to this obituary and his name on the tombstone is spelled Thevenin.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 7, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thevenir, John

John Thevenir Dead
     John Thevenir, 63, died at his home in this city Sunday night following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, three sons; Perry, Sam and Reuben, and a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Champer. The funeral was Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Thevenir was the first person to die in Gallipolis during the new year.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, January 12, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thevenir, Melissa [White]

Mrs. Melissa Thevenir Dead
     Mrs. Melissa Jean Thevenir, 79 years of age, died at her home in Harrison Township Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m. She is the widow of the late Lura Thevenir, who preceded her May 20th of this year. She is the daughter of John White and Sarah Cornwell [Cornell] and leaves four children, Ezra, Mrs. Lydia Randolph, Mrs. Dora Carter and Mrs. Emma Boster.
     The funeral will be held from the Northup Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by Rev. Riggs with burial at the Gilbert Cemetery.

[Note: Born May 4, 1853; died Dec. 13, 1924 aged 79 years 7 months and 9 days of age. Cause of death: Bronchitis and Tuberculosis]

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


Thierry, Clifford

     Mr. Clifford Thierry, son of D. W. Thierry, of Lincoln, died at Columbus last Friday afternoon, age 28. Mr. Thierry had been sick for several weeks with typhoid fever and had gone back to his work at the Hocking Valley depot when he was taken ill again, which resulted in death.
     He leaves a wife and one child. Mr. D. W. Thierry went up to Columbus and brought the remains home last Sunday. Burial at Mercerville.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, July 28, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thierry, Jesse Noble

Thierry Rites Scheduled For Thursday Afternoon
     Funeral Director Coleman R. Halley will conduct funeral services at Huntington Thursday at 1 p.m. for Jess Thierry, 61, a native of Gallia County who died at Huntington Monday. Rites will be held at the United Brethren Church at 31st St. and Fourth Ave., Huntington. Then the body will be brought to the Mt. Pleasant (Dickey) Church, where services will be held immediately upon arrival. Burial will be made in the church cemetery there.

[Note: 10/13/1888 - 3/28/1950; 61 yrs. 5 mos. 15 das.; Glass Worker; Married; Cause of Death: Myocardial Insufficiency; s/o Daniel & Mary Ellen Goolsby Thierry; buried at Dickey Chapel Cemetery in Harrison Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 29, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thierry, Mary Ellen [Goolsby]

Former Resident Dies This Morning; Funeral To Be Here
     Mrs. D. W. Thierry, mother of Mrs. John Miller of Gallipolis, died this morning at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Russell Canterbury in Huntington.
     Death came from complications due to her advanced years, she was well up in eighty. Her health had been failing for some time and her condition had been serious the last few weeks. Mrs. Miller made frequent visits to her and was at her bedside when the end came. Most of Mrs. Thierry’s life was spent in Harrison township, this county.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Thierry will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at her old home church, Mt. Pleasant, in Harrison township. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain in Huntington until brought to the church. C. R. Halley is in charge.

[Note: May 14, 1856 - Feb. 6, 1943. She was the daughter of Jess & Sarah DeWitt Goolsby and the wife of Daniel Webster Thierry. She is buried in Dickey Chapel Cemetery, Harrison Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 6, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thierry, Webster

Webster Thierry Dead
     Webster Thierry, aged about 60 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Miller, in this city Friday morning at one o’clock after only a few days’ illness. He was a well known resident of Harrison township.
     Mr. Thierry is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Thierry, and the following sons and daughters, Mrs. John Kuhn and Jesse Thierry of Huntington, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Hattie Canterbury of Harrison township, and Fred in the west.
     The funeral was held Sunday in Harrison township.

[Note: Buried as D.W. Thierry in Dickey Chapel in Harrison township.]

The Gallia Times
May 21, 1919
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                      Top of Page


Thivenin, Al

Al Thivenin, 75, Died this Morning.
     Al Thivenin, 75, once a well-known figure here, died early this morning. He had been ill and crippled and nearly helpless for a number of years.
     He is survived by his wife, Retha Houck Thivenin, and these five children: Orman of Portsmouth, Va.; Hilda, Margaret and Eileen, at home, and Gus who is with the armed forces overseas. Three children preceded him in death, -=--Judson, Atlee and Rufus. Chauncey Thivenin of Clipper Mills is a younger brother of the decedent; and the late James H. (Kent) Thivenin was another brother.
     On the paternal side the Thivenins were descendants of pioneer and French stock. Al was a powerful fellow in his young and middle manhood and is well-remembered for his physical prowess and his ability to take care of himself in rough-and-tumble encounters.
     The body was taken to the mortuary of George J. Wetherholt and Sons, but early this afternoon funeral arrangements had not been completed.

[Note: 29 Feb 1870 - 29 Mar 1945 dates from tombstone]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Thevenin, Thomas Edward

Killed by Lightning
Thomas E. Thevenin Meets Instantaneous Death Wednesday Morning
     Thomas Edward Thevenin, (pronounced Tivner), living in the old Walker school house on the Halliday farm just below Bailey Walker’s, a mile or so below town on the river road, was instantly killed by lightning at about half-past seven o’clock Wednesday morning, August 20, 1902.
     Thevenin came to the front door of his dwelling just as the lightning struck a locust tree twenty feet away, and part of the bolt must have divided and struck him, he falling dead instantly, with his clothes nearly all torn from his body and his shoes into shreds and burning the hair from his head. His little daughter and wife were in the same room, the little girl behind him on the floor and his wife in the far corner making up the bed. The little girl had a red ring burned around her neck, chest, and abdomen and down her legs, and was badly shocked but it is thought may recover. Mrs. Thevenin was shocked but not seriously. Every window in the house it is said was knocked out and one partition door torn from its hinges. Dr. Shaw, Coroner, and Dr. C. G. Parker were called and reviewed the remains of Mr. Thevenin and attended the injured child.
     Thevenin was 30 years of age. His wife was a Miss Safford. They had one child. He had belonged to Capt. Bovie’s Company in the Spanish American War and received a pension of $8 a month, and only last Wednesday was before the Board to get an increase, but could not be examined on account of so many being present and was to have appeared before the Board again today.

Gallipolis Tribune
Wednesday Evening, August 20, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thivener, Albert J.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Willis Funeral Home for Albert J. Thivener, 81, Rt. 1, Northup, who died Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. The Rev. Bruce Unroe will officiate. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight. Pallbearers will be Smeltzer Rose, Thurman Boggs, Junior Slayton, C. A. Duncan, Joe Bill Melton and Luke Settle.
     Born June 5, 1903, at Northup, son of the late Richard and Viola Mahan Thivener, the deceased was twice married, first to Emma Meadows and to Josie Saunders, both of whom preceded him in death.
     Surviving are a stepdaughter, Maxine Houck of Gallipolis; a sister-in-law, Mae Thivener of Gallipolis; and 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Thivener, Fred Thivener and Ernest Thivener; and by two sisters, Ollie Holcomb and Wilma Castle. There are no surviving grandchildren as previously reported, and the funeral home regrets the error.

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


Thivener, Shirl

Shirl Thivener Killed In Action
     Pvt. Shirl Thivener, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Thivener, 2008 Eastern Avenue, was killed in action in the Mediterranean theater August 8. Friday night a telegram from the War Department announced the news. Besides his parents, the young soldier is survived by two brothers in the services - Paul (Navy) in Michigan, and Lorain (Army Air Corps) in England.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Thomas, Abraham

IN MEMORIAM
Perry Grange, No. 208 P. of H., Gallia Co., O., March 21st, 1877

Whereas, In the wise dispensation of Almighty God it has pleased Him to remove from our midst, by death, our much esteemed Brother, Abraham Thomas,
Resolved, That while we deeply lament his death we meekly bow to the dictates of God, and that we recognize in his death that the Order has lost a true Patron, Petty Grange a consistent and faithful member, an honest and peaceful citizen.
Resolved, That we tender our sincere sympathies to the bereaved family and relatives of the deceased in their sorrow and affliction.
Resolved, That these resolutions be entered upon the minutes of this Grange and a copy of them be furnished to the family of the deceased and also to the Gallipolis Journal and Bulletin, also the Cincnnati Grange Bulletin for publications.
      D. R. Evans, J. D. Jones, J. H. Jones.

[Note: Born in 1830, died in 1876 and buried in Tyn Rose Cemetery in Perry Township]

Unknown Newspaper
About Wednesday, March 21, 1877
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Thomas, Allen

IN MEMORY
     Allen Thomas was born August 26, 1838, and departed this life September 30, 1929, aged 89 years, 1 month and 5 days.  He united with the Freewill Baptist church when he was about 16 years of age.  He later transferred his membership to the United Brethren with which he remained throughout his life.
     He was united in marriage with Nancy Flint, March 1, 1860, she having preceded him to the great beyond March 13, 1917. He leaves to mourn their loss, six childen, Jannie at home; Mrs. Maggie Martin, Arlee, W.Va.; Mrs. Ella Sydenstricker, Delaware,O.; Mrs. Myrtle Cox, Gallipolis, O.; John, Morris, Illinois; James, Marion, O.; 17 grandchildren, a host of friends and relatives. Mr. Thomas was kind, generous and always ready to aid and help others. He will be greatly missed, but our loss is his eternal gain.
     Funeral services were held by Rev. Smith of Gallipolis and burial in Mt. Valley cemetery by Undertaker Tope and Martin. The children thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness through the illness and death of our father.
     James A. Thomas

Gallia Times
Oct. 20, 1927
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Thomas, Amanda [Darst]

Amanda Darst Thomas Died Tuesday P. M.
Funeral Will Be Held At 2 Tomorrow At Old Kyger Baptist Church
     Mrs. Amanda Darst Thomas, wife of Oscar Thomas, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday evening at her home at the head of Stingy Creek (Cheshire R. D. 2). She had been ill a week and symptoms of pneumonia were noted before her death. Two years ago, she suffered a stroke of paralysis.
     Mrs. Thomas was a native and lifelong resident of the community in which she died. She was a daughter of Elijah and Mazie Halfhill Darst, was born May 25, 1864, and her age was 72 years, 5 months, 29 days.
She and Mr. Thomas were married May 7, 1891, the ceremony having been performed by the late Squire William Tate. Three children survive her: Elizabeth Darst, Langsville; Bessie, at home, and Earl Thomas, Pomeroy. She is survived also by a brother and two sisters: Newton L. Darst, a near neighbor; Miss Elizabeth Darst, and Mrs. Eliza Greara [Gregory] of Wilkesville.
     Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Old Kyger church, and an estimable woman. Funeral services will be held at that church at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. L. C. Shaver of Sugar Grove in charge. Burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 25, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Anna [Hamm]

Death Of Mrs. Dan Thomas

Funeral And Burial At Tyn Rhos Friday
     Mrs. Anna Hamm Thomas, wife of Mr. Dan Thomas, was born in Ross County, Ohio, on Sept. 23, 1875. She was the youngest child of William J. and Mary Ann James Hamm. Her brother and sister have preceded her to the world beyond, Maud dying in Nov. 1897 and James in Dec. 1900. When she was quite young her father, mother and little ones moved to the farm near Rio Grande, Ohio and there she grew up and spent most of her time until her marriage to D.W. Thomas on Feb. 22, 1898. To this union three children were born, Aldethe Gwendolyn, aged 11 years, Willard Loren aged 5 years and Elizabeth Mary aged 4 years.
     She was of a happy disposition and always enjoyed life, but she was never more happy than when in her own home with her own little family. For six years after their marriage they lived in Gallipolis.. They then moved on a farm near the homes where they were reared and where they remained for five years. They then returned to Gallipolis where they lived at the time of her death.
     Last September she fell and was badly injured, from which she never recovered. For some weeks her condition was serious. She then grew better and gradually gained strength, but about three weeks ago it was seen that she was again failing and her physicians advised an operation. She was taken to Columbus, Ohio to St. Anthony's Hospital last Saturday and operated upon Tuesday morning. The operation was a very serious one, but she rallied and was perfectly conscious and her physicians and nurses became more hopeful, but hope gave way when at 7 o'clock in the evening, she began to grow weaker and in two more hours her spirit fled to the God who gave it and our darling Anna was no more. This sad event occurred Feb. 18, 1913.
     During the five months of her sickness she never murmured, was always cheerful and glad to see her friends when her nurse could permit them to go into her room. When it was known that an operation was necessary, she had no other thought, only submitting to the doctor's advice and remained cheerful to the last, putting forth a brave fight to be restored to health and to live to be with her husband and little ones, to whom she had always been a most devoted companion and mother. Nothing was left undone by her for the comfort of her little family, who are in deep sorrow today.
     She joined the church at Mt. Zion (Old Pine) Church when about fourteen years of age, of which church she was a member at the time of her death and a true Christian woman. And today, while we are in the deepest sorrow, we have the consolation of knowing that her life here on earth was such a one as wins a crown of Glory in Heaven. She leaves to mourn her sad departure her husband and the darling ones, father, mother and a host of relatives and friends.
     The remains arrived Wednesday evening on the Hocking Valley, accompanied by her husband and his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Housh, of Pittsburgh, PA. They were met at the depot by Undertaker Wetherholt who has charge and were taken to her late home at 437 4th. Avenue. Tomorrow, Friday morning, services will be conducted at 8 o'clock by Rev. F.M. Evans of Grace M.E. Church,of this city, when the funeral cortege will leave for Tyn Rhos, where regular services will be conducted by Rev. F.M. Evans of this city and Dr. J.M. Davis, of Rio Grande.
     The burial will be in the cemetery by the church on a beautiful hill. May God comfort the dear relatives and friends in their sad bereavement. The pall bearers will be Messrs. Charles E. Clark, V.A. Tanner, Charles Burnett, Charles Yeauger, A.J. Sheets and W.K. Merriman.

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 20, 1913
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Thomas, Anna Gay [Samuel]

     Anna Gay Thomas was born January 27, 1893, in Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio, and died at Rio Grande, Ohio, January 6, 1927, aged 33 years, 11 mo., nine da. She was the daughter and the oldest child of Samuel and Mary Samuel She was united in marriage to W. Gomer Thomas April 18, 1918. To this union was born one child, little Emory, now at the age of six years.
     Just a short seven months ago, July 18, last, a large assembly of relatives, neighbors and friends gathered at this, the Tyn Rhos church, to observe last sad and solemn rites of the burial of the husband and father, W. Gomer Thomas; and now, ere the tears have dried and while the tears have dried and while the memory of this event is fresh in our memory, comes the sad and unexpected death of this wife and mother. Her illness, which was of short duration, was born with such patience that very few knew of its seriousness. Mrs. Gay Thomas' field of service was not so extensive, but it was very intensive.
     She became a member of Old Pine Sunday School when a child and a little later in life, when about 13 years of age, during a revival service, she, with the number of her associates, join the church at that place. She was always a willing worker in any of the departments of the society, having served gladly and cheerfully as a teacher in the Sunday school and also as organist for number of years. After her marriage, she took her letter and joined the Congressional Church at Tyn Rhos, where her husband belonged, and continued her membership there until death.
     She was very apt in her abilities and begin teaching at the age of 18 and taught for seven years very successfully in the elementary schools. She was remarkable for her cheerfulness, always greeting those she met with a smile and happy greeting.
     The sympathy of us all go out, especially for little Emory, he was thus been bereft of both father and mother circa early in life and in so short a time. He seemed to be so delighted with his new home, new school, new teachers, new associates and new environments generally, that his incident makes in the subject of much sympathy.
     Of her immediate relatives, besides little Emory, she leaves her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Jenkins; one brother, Mr. Albert Samuel; and many other more distant relatives and a large number of friends to mourn her loss and to cherish her memory.

[Note: buried Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry Township]

Unknown publication and date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Thomas, Anna [Samuel]

Mrs. Gay Thomas Dies at Rio Grande Home
Was Widow of Gomer Thomas Who Died Last July
     Mrs. Gay Thomas, widow of Gomer Thomas who died last July, passed away at her home in Rio Grande Thursday morning after a short illness. Mrs. Thomas who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Samuels whose home is near Rio Grande was 32 years of age and had lived her entire life in the neighborhood where she died. Beside her parents she is survived by eight-year-old son, Emory, a brother, Albert Samuels, of Vinton and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Jenkins, near Rio Grande. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this time, but will be announced Friday.

[Note: January 27, 1894 – January 6, 1927. Buried Tyn Rhos Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 6, 1927
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Thomas, Armet Jones

Obituary
     Armet Jones Thomas, son of Robert and Mary Thomas, was born in Wales August 31, 1841, and came to this country when 7 years of age. he departed this life Nov 3, 1922, aged 81 years, 2 months and 2 days.
     In November, 1863, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Jones by D. B. Williams. To this union were born eleven children, Dave of Delaware, Mrs. Mary Ellen Gee of Vinton, Mrs. Annie Jones of Wellston, Robert of Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Lillie Woodruff of Wellston, Mrs. Sadie Evans of Bloomdale, Mrs. Blanche Oviatte of Columbus, William at home, Mrs. Lizzie Thompson, Emmett, John and his beloved companion had preceded him to the great beyond.
     Besides his children, he leaves to mourn their loss twenty-six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, one sister and a host of friends. Mr. Thomas was a devoted husband and a kind father. He won many friends in the community in which he spent so many years.

Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.

     Funeral serves were held in Ebenezer church on Nov. 5 by Revs. R. R. Denney and E. N. McCarley, interment in the adjoining cemetery by undertaker Butler.

Gallia Times
Nov 3, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Thomas, Ashtabula [Rupe]

Rites For Mrs. S. P. Thomas Held Today

     Funeral services for Mrs. Seth P. Thomas were held at the old Thomas homestead below Kyger this afternoon, Rev. Mr. Bailey, Presbyterian, pastor of Middleport, officating.
     George Thomas, one of the three surviving sons, arrived yesterday morning by bus from Washington, where he is employed in the General Accounting office. He has been located in Washington 16 years, married a North Carolina girl there, and has a son 10 years old.
     George and his brothers and sister, Charles, Jason and Faye, were all born near Rutland, where their parents lived for a number of years after their marriage in October, 1885. For a generation, however, they had lived at the old Thomas home where Seth P. was reared.
     Burial was to be made in Gravel Hill cemetery by Rawlings.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 1940
Transcribed by J. Farley

Thomas, Beulah [Lyle]

Wife of Seth Thomas Dies Tuesday P.M.
Aunt Of Major O. G. Lyle, Mrs. H. B. Bradbury - Delay Arranging Funeral Rites
     This afternoon Undertaker Rawlings announced the funeral services for Mrs. Thomas will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Friday. Burial at Gravel Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Beulah Lyle Thomas 79, wife of Seth P. Thomas, died early Tuesday afternoon at their home a mile below Kyger (Cheshire R.D.). Though she had not been in good health for a long time, her last illness was of short duration, and relatives and friends near her home and here were surprised to hear of her passsing.
     Mrs. Thomas was the oldest of the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lyle and she was born and reared at Kyger. She and Mr. Thomas had been united in marriage for more than 50 years. He and these four children survive; George, who holds a good position in a government department in Washington; Charlie, who lives at Old Kyger, not far from the parental home; Jason and Fay, both at home.
She is survived also by one brother and two sisters: Emmett Lyle, Gallipolis; Mrs. D. P. Rupe, Cheshire R.D., and Mrs. S. L. Stevenson, Kenton, Ohio, Major Oliver G. LYle and Mrs. H. B. Bradbury of this city are nephew and niece of the decedent.
     The body was removed to Rawlings funeral parlors in Middleport, but funeral arrangements will not be completed until after George Thomas arrives. He is expected tonight.
     Mrs. Thomas was an estimable, home-loving woman of exemplary character.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 1937
Transcribed by J. Farley


Thomas, Blaine

Blaine Thomas Died Sunday Afternoon in Albuquerque New Mexico, After a Short Illness
     David Blaine Thomas, the youngest son of the late Judge J. J. Thomas, died Sunday afternoon, November 12 at Albuquerque, New Mexico, with heart and lung trouble, from which he has long been a sufferer.
     He was born at Centerville, this county, 29 years ago, and was 3 years old when his parents moved  to this city. When quite a young boy he started to work in the jewelry store of the late C. W. Uhrig, going from here to Ashland and then to Athens.  While employed in the latter place his health began to fail and seven years ago he went to Albuquerque, where he grew much better but never fully regained his strength.  There he met Miss Ethel McKee, the daughter of a prominent lawyer in Connersville, Ind., whom he married about 6 years ago, and who with a little son Robert McKee, aged four years, survive him. 
     He is also survived by his mother, who after the death of her husband several years ago joined her children in New Mexico, two sisters Mrs. Elizabeth French and Mrs. Lillian Medler of Albuquerque, two half brothers, John H. and Thomas C. of Columbus, three half sisters, Mrs. Mary Jones of Columbus, Misses Sallie and Ella of this city.
     The news of the death of this splendid young man was received with deep regret Monday afternoon by a host of friends and acquaintances in this city, where he grew to young manhood.  He was popular among his companions, well liked by every one who knew him and the family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
     The funeral and burial will occur today in Albuquerque.  

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1911
Vol. 93    No. 85  Transcribed by Charles Wright                                            Top of Page


Thomas, Boyd

Boyd Thomas Dies At 88
     Boyd Thomas, 88, a retired salesman and long a resident of Gallipolis died in Holzer Hospital at 6:25 a.m. today. He had been a patient at the hospital for 14 days and had been in declining health for several years. He resided at 120 First Ave.
     He was born at Arabia (Lawrence County) on Jan. 1, 1871, to Benjamin and Nancy Stormont Thomas. The family came to Gallipolis when he was quite young and he attended Gallipolis schools and was graduated from Gallia Academy in 1888. He became a traveling salesman for the Mullen Food Company and traveled throughout the United States. He retired a number of years ago after being with the firm for 45 years.
     His marriage to the former Myrtie Williams of Nashville, TN, took place on Nov. 5, 1905 and she survives. Other survivors are a sister, Miss Mabel Thomas, 1 Vine Street; retired Gallia County Court Stenographer; a niece and nephew, Mrs. Fred Watts and Harold Thomas, both of Anaconda, Montana. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Rev. James L. Harter of the First United Presbyterian Church will officiate. Cremation will follow and the ashes will be interred in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 18, 1959
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Thomas, Carrie Mae [Davis]

     Carrie Mae Thomas, 89, a resident of 610 Third Ave., died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health several years. She was born Sept. 12, 1889, at Marietta, daughter of the late Alphonza and Belle Shaw Davis. She is survived by her husband, Orin Thomas, whom she married Jan. 2, 1933, in Gallipolis by Rev. Wood Duff.
     Mrs. Thomas and her husband operated a department store and paint and wallpaper store on Court St. for 32 years. They retired in 1960. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis Emblem Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 21, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Charles A.

Shooting Is Ruled Suicide
     Dr. Donald R, Warehime Gallia County Coroner has ruled that Charles A.Thomas, 79, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Tuesday of a self-inflicted bullet wound of the chest. Mr. Thomas' body was discovered at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in a tool shed near his home. A 20 gauge shotgun was found nearby. No apparent reason was given for the shooting.
     Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer and night watchman with the Collier coal company. A native of Rutland, he was the son of the late Seth P. and Ashtabulah Lyle Thomas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Jacobs Thomas, a brother and sister.
     Survivors include two daughters, Miss Vera Thomas, and Mrs. Marion (Mary Elizabeth) Darnell, both of Rt. 1, Cheshire, a brother, Jason Thomas, Rt. 1 Cheshire, a grandson, a granddaughter and one great-grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Old Kyger First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Chester Lemley and Rev. David Sedzoil officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call this evening and until noon Thursday at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home in Middleport. The body will lie in state one hour at the church prior to the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 10, 1971
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Thomas, David

David Thomas, 80, Dies Here At 11 This Forenoon
Born and Spent 78 Years on Tyn Rhos Homestead
     David Thomas, one of the county’s grand and beloved men, died at 11 o’clock this forenoon at the home of his brother and sister, Dan W. Thomas and Mrs. Elizabeth Housh, 436 Third Ave. Mr. Thomas became ill nine weeks ago and was brought to the above address to be near his physician, Dr. H. B. Thomas. Three weeks ago he was removed to the Holzer Hospital, where he was treated for pneumonia, and then a week ago, he was taken back to his brother’s home, where he was tenderly cared for. In recent days he had been unconscious, except for an infrequent and fleeting interval.
     Decedent was a son of Abraham and Elizabeth Jones Thomas and was born Jan. 23, 1863, at Tyn Rhos in Perry Twp. There he spent virtually all his four score years and it was a life of whole-hearted service to brothers and sisters and other loved ones. He farmed to some extent and in earlier years was a road builder and operated a sawmill. He was a kind, genial, upright and worthy man.
     His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. The brothers were Gomer, Sam and John Thomas, who died in 1926, 1937 and 1942, respectively. Of the family of eight children, four survive: The brother and sisters already mentioned, together with Mrs. Jessie Thomas Davis of Rio Grande and Bay Thomas, retired mail carrier of Thurman.
     Mr. Thomas is also survived by a nephew, Emery G. Thomas, now a soldier at Camp Jackson, S. C. From the time Emery was but six years old, his parents having died, he lived with his uncle, and they were truly devoted to each other. Two years ago Mr. Thomas sold his Tyn Rhos home and farm and thereafter made his home with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bay Thomas.
     Davis & Thomas, funeral directors, removed the body to their mortuary at Thurman, but funeral arrangements will not be decided on until the nephew is heard from. However, there will be a short service here and interment will be made in beautiful Tyn Rhos.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 12, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, David D.

In Memory of David D. Thomas
      David D. Thomas was born January 5, 1838, and died October 30, 1917, aged 79 years, nine months, 25 days. He was born about 1 mile from the home in which he died, and he lived his long life with a radius of 1 mile of his birthplace.
     He was the son of David and Jesdinah Crane Thomas. He was one of eight children others having passed to the Great Beyond some years ago. He was united in marriage to Jane L. Evans at Oak Hill, Ohio, on July 25, 1867. To this union was born 13 children two of whom died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and the following children: Thomas, Edwin, Howell and Lemuel of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Annie Rees of Cora, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Williams and Mrs. Ethel Williams are Centerville, Ohio; Harvey of 145 Ambulance Co. Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama and Llewellyn, Emma and Margaret at home. The children are all present today. There are also 22 grandchildren. He united with the Congressional Church at Centerville after he entered into manhood.
     During the years of his long life he read his Bible and gave it much thought. The deceased was a great reader and was well posted in the news of country. He was a carpenter by trade, but his last years were devoted to his farm work. He was very fond of company and greatly enjoyed the visits of his children, grandchildren and other relatives and friends. His sickness lasted several months but the last week his condition became alarming and death became as a release from his suffering. He was tenderly nursed by his loving companion and children and all was done that could be done to relieve his pain, but God called him home in his suffering is over, but many are sad hearts at his departure, made these dear ones look to God for comfort and their sad bereavement.

[Note: buried Hill Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Thomas, David Lee

Dr. David L. Thomas
     Dr. David Lee Thomas, 48, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1992, at his residence. He was born Jan. 25, 1944 in Gallipolis, son of the late Marvin W. Thomas and Grace Sisson Thomas of Gallipolis. He was owner of French City Chiropractic, a 1962 graduate of Kyger Creek High School, Palmer College of Chiropractic, receiving a doctorate degree of Chiropractic. He practiced in Gallipolis for 25 years and was a member of Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107, Siloam Masonic Lodge of Cheshire, Moose Lodge, Point Pleasant, Ohio Chiropractic Association, VFW Post 4464, and American Legion Post 27. He also served in the medical corps during the Vietnam era.
     Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Merrill (Judy) Wilcoxen of Gallipolis; and a friend, Kay Shane, of Gallipolis.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating.      Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. A flag presentation will be made by VFW Post 4464. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Masonic services will be conducted by Siloam Masonic Lodge of Cheshire on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Services will also be conducted by Gallipolis Elks Lodge 107 on Saturday at 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 17, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, David Mark

     David Mark Thomas, 46, of Gallipolis, went to be with his father in heaven, Sunday, August 18, 2002, at his residence.
     He was born November 16, 1955, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to keith and Phyllis Waters Thomas.
He was an employee of the R.J. Reynolds Co. as an auditor, and a longtime employee of the Thomas Clothiers Store.
     He attended the Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis. He was a 1974 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, and also a graduate of Hocking College School of Nursing.
David was an avid Gallipolis Blue Devil Fan and enjoyed sports of all types. He was also a great lover of music.
     Surviving are his parents, Keith and Phyllis Thomas of Gallipolis; a sister and brother-in-law, Kari and Eric Saunders of Gallipolis; a brother, Steve Thomas of Gallipolis; six nephews, Tommy, Justin, Clint, Benjamin and David Saunders and Nathaniel Thomas; a niece, Bethany Thomas; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Thomas of Gallipolis; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death are his paternal grandfather, T. A. Thomas; and maternal grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Waters.
     Services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, August 22, 2002, at Willis Funeral Home, with Dr. Robert Ingram officiating. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2002. Pallbearers will be Tommy Saunders, Justin Saunders, Robert Waters, Thomas Caldwell, Kaven Sheets and Bill Lemley.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to the Gallia Academy Athletic Boosters, P.P.Box 1058, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 2002
Typed by J. Farley                                                                                       Top of Page

Thomas, Dorothy Lewis [Payne]

Dorothy L. Thomas
     VINTON – Dorothy Lewis Thomas, 81, Bidwell, died Friday night in Holzer Medical Center. Born April 13, 1900, in Rio Grande, daughter of the late Rev. L.M. and Sarah Qualls Payne, she was a retired teacher, having taught at Bidwell-Porter Elementary School for 32 years. She was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Bidwell, where she was church treasurer, Sunday school teacher and president of the church choir. She was a Rio Grande College graduate, a member of the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association, past president of the Providence Women’s Auxiliary and Emancipation, an instructor for the local and state Sunday School and BTU Congress, and past vice president of the women’s auxiliary, OBGC.
     She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Frilay [sic] Lewis, and by two brothers and a sister.
Surviving is her second husband, Carlos Thomas; a stepson, James E. Thomas of Chillicothe; two step-daughters, Mary Ellen Russell of Xenia and Shirley A. Harris of Delaware; four brothers, Marion of Oak Hill and Forrest, Harold and Harley, all of Bidwell; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Siler of Troy, Mrs. Bernice Borden of Bidwell and Mrs. Jesta Mae Diggs of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday in Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vance Watson and the Rev. Elbert McGhee officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, April 04, 1982
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Thomas, Earl

Earl Thomas Killed By Fall of Slate
     Earl Thomas, 36, was killed by fall of slate at the Davis coal mine at Rock Springs Monday morning. His abdomen was crushed and his leg broken at the hip. A son, Francis, who was working nearby, escaped injury as parts of the mine roof tumbled down without warning.
     Thomas was a son of Oscar(Bobbie) Thomas and was born and raised near Kyger. Lately he and his family had been living on the Pomeroy-Athens road, near the Log Cabin filling station.
     Surviving are his wife, who was Sarah Ward, daughter of Frank Ward, and four children, Francis, Ada May Louise Opal, and Archie; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Darst of Langsville, and Bessie Thomas of Kyger.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Rock Springs church Wednesday, with burial at Gravel Hill cemetery, Cheshire, by the Finsterwald Undertaking Company, Cheshire, Cor.

[Note: Written on obituary- December 13, 1937; From tombstone:1902 - 1937]

Newspaper Not named
No Date
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Thomas, Edwin

     Funeral for Edwin Thomas, 77, of 1735 E. Long St, will be at 11 am Thursday in D. Harvey Davis Funeral Home, the Rev. Frederick Kirker officiating. Mr. Thomas, mill manager for 28 years at West Side Planing Mill Co., 3401 W. Broad St, a branch of the Dottington Corp., died Monday while at work. He was talking to an employee, J. W. Slyhp, 2720 Coventry Rd., when he collapsed, according to police. Fire Department emergency squad, which was summoned, was unable to revive him.
     Mr. Thomas was an elder of Miami Ave., Presbyterian Church, a member of Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus Lodge of Masons. He had supervised construction of the church in 1921.
A native of Thurman, Ohio, he had resided here for 55 years.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jeannie Thomas; a daughter, Mrs. Harry C. Weaver; four brothers, Howie, Lemeul D., and Llewelyn Thomas, all of Columbus, and Harvey Thomas of Coral Gables, Fla.; Three sisters, Mrs. D.. Linscott, and Miss Margaret Thomas both of Columbus, and Mrs. Chris Williams of Jackson. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 PM Tuesday. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.

[Note: Died June 6, 1949; buried Columbus, Ohio]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Thomas, Eldon R.

     GALLIPOLIS - Eldon R. Thomas, 77, of Gallipolis, died Sunday, September 10, 2000 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Dayton. Born August 13, 1923, in Sandyville, West Virginia, son of the late Edwin Thomas and Angie Conant Thomas, he was a U S. Air Force veteran, serving after 28 years of service. He later retired from the Goodyear Atomic Plant after 32 years as plant supervisor.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Shrine Club, Aladdin Temple of Columbus, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, American Legion Lafayette Post 27 of Gallipolis, VFW Post 4464 of Gallipolis, and Loyal Order of the Moose in Point Pleasant, W. Va.
     He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elenor L. Thomas, on May 21, 1990; a son, Joseph Thomas, on February 23, 1973; and by a brother.
     Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Thomas of Gallipolis; a son, Kem (Tammy) Thomas of North Ridgeville; a daughter, Meg (Mike) Wells of Columbus; two grandchildren, Brandi Williamson and Diandra Thomas of North Ridgeville; three stepdaughters, Yvonne Day of Columbus, Shaleen Mercer of Gallipolis, and Cindy Rivera of Arizona; and several step grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday September 16, 2000 in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Bob Engram and Jonathon Kollmann officiating. Interment will follow in Tyn Rhos Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the chapel on Friday, September 15, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Full military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Lafayette Post 27 and VFW Post 4464. Masonic services will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 8:30 p.m. by Morning Dawn Lodge 7, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 14, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Thomas, Elizabeth [Jones]

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas
Aged and Respected Lady Dead at Tyn Rhos
     Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of John J. and Elizabeth Jones, both deceased, died at her home at Tyn Rhos at an early hour this (Saturday) morning, Dec. 18, 1920, in her 87the year. Mrs. Thomas was the widow of Abraham Thomas to whom she was married in 1857. To them were born eight children, all of whom are living; Samuel of Tacoma, Wash., David at home, Mrs. Elizabeth Housh of Gallipolis, Mrs. Jessie Davis of Rio Grande, John of Pedro, Lawrence county, Daniel W. of Gallipolis, Gomer at home and Bay of Rio Grande.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Wales and came to this country with her parents at the age of two years and has always lived at Tyn Rhos. She was a kind and faithful wife and mother, always cheerful, and always enjoyed the association of young people. The funeral will take place Monday at 10 A.M. Burial to be at Tyn Rhos cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 18, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Thomas, Elmer

     Died, at Centerville, on the 27th ult., of croup, Elmer, son of Mr. Jno. J. Thomas, aged two years and three months. The deceased was a bright boy, the pride of his parents.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 5, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Thomas, Emerson

Emerson Thomas, 73, Dies Sunday Night
     Emerson Thomas, who was 73 years old last September, died shortly before midnight Sunday night at his home near Wesley Chapel.
     He was the son of William and Lucinda Flint Thomas and forty-one years ago was married to Jennie Ealey. She and their son, W. B. Thomas of Gallipolis, survive. He also leaves two brothers, Daniel of Mansfield and Denzil, who made his home with the decedent and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Edgal of Athens.
     Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of J. L. Coleman & Son were incomplete at noon today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 11, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Ethel [Martt]

Mrs. O. Thomas Is Dead At 69
     Mrs. Ethel Martt Thomas, 69, a native of Gallia county, died at her home, 2806 Highlawn Court, Huntington, on Sunday. She was the widow of Okey Thomas and most of her liife was spent in that city.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Martt of this county and there are several relatives still living here. She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Mrs. Geneva O'Neil, Leon and John Thomas, all of Huntington.
     There are two grandchildren. Other survivors are a sister and brother, Mrs. Virgie Richards of Columbus and Carl Martt of Los Angeles, Calif.
     Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Highlawn Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Beard Fisher Funeral home. Burial will be in Huntington.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 25, 1957
Transcribed by J. Farley


Thomas, Grace

     Grace Thomas, 89, of Rio Grande, died Monday at Holzer Medical Center. Born March 25, 1900, in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late Aaron and Laura Tate Thomas.
     She received a BA from Ohio University, a master’s degree from Columbia University and a PhD from Ohio State University. She taught at Harcourt School at Gambier, Ohio, and Marshall (Mo.) College. She retired from Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, Pa., where she was head of the department of humanities for 18 years.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth Thomas of Rio Grande; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Thomas of Cheshire. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
     A member of Little Kyger Congregational Christian Church, she was a charter member of Little Kyger Grange. Services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Vinson officiating. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Michael Langona, Jim Skaggs, Ron Miller, Randy Skaggs, Steve Lush and James Doubleday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 12, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Hannah

Mrs. Hannah Thomas Dead
     Mrs. Hannah Thomas, residing near Cora, this county, and who had been ill for sometime with catarrh of the stomach, died on Tuesday evening, January 10, 1899 at 9:30 o’clock. She was born in South Wales sixty-five years ago, and came to this country with her parents when seven years of age. Her parents settled near Oak Hill, in Jackson County.
     In 1851 she was united in marriage to Mr. Daniel Thomas, who died in 1880. She was the mother of nine children, six of whom are living , viz., Mrs. Daniel D. Griffiths, Mrs. John D. Jenkins, Miss Rose and David Thomas, at home, Mr. T. A. Thomas, with W. H. Hutchinson, and Mr. A. L. Thomas, employed at the O.H.E. The funeral services were conducted from Tyn Rhos Church on Thursday morning.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 14, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Thomas, Harold E.
 
     Harold E. Thomas, 67, Cheshire, died Saturday evening at his residence. Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 10, 1911 at Point Pleasant, the son of the late Floyd and Margaret Burke Thomas.
     Mr. Thomas was an automobile painter of 15 years having operated Thomas Brothers' Garage in Cheshire. An assistant control room operator at Kyger Creek Power Plant. He organized the first basketball team in Cheshire, served on the school board at Cheshire for 18 years, was very active in Little League and softball. He was also an active member of the Big Bend CB Club and played the trombone with the New York Central Band.
     He is survived by his wife, Clara B. Bookins Thomas, two daughters and sons-in-law, Myrna and Jessie Beaver, Cheshire; and Haroldine and John Oiler, Hollywood, Fla.; four grandsons, Michael Beaver, Cheshire; Joy J., John T, and Anthony G. Oiler, all of Hollywood; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis (Marcella) Rice, Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Mrs. Auburn (Dorothy) Meadows, Baltimore, Md.; five brothers, Raymond, Buffalo, Mo.; Donald, Columbus; Marvin, Cheshire; David, Arizona, and James, of Grass Valley, Calif.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings Coats Funeral Home with the Rev. William Uber officiating. Burial will be in Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time. Pallbeares will be Tommy Oxyer, Ray Zerkle, Ralph Rife, Harold Mack, Edward Preston, and Merrill Briggs.

Gallipolis tribune
February 12, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Thomas, Harriet H.

     Harriet Haller Thomas, 75, wife of Dr. R.D. Thomas, died Wednesday following an extended illness. She was born in Rosemont, W.Va. on September 1, 1912, the daughter of the late Earl Stanley and Katharine Blair Haller.
     Besides her husband, whom she married on August 5, 1940, she is survived by three children, Dr. William B. Thomas, Gallipolis, Mrs. Richard (Jane) DeSolza, Folsom, Calif., Mrs. Robert (Annette) Poole, Vincentown, N.J.; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Earl S. Haller, Lancaster, John R. Haller, Weston, W.Va., and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Katharine) Fankhauser, Vienna, W.Va. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Herbert J. (Amabelle) Hartman, and one brother, Thomas B. Haller.
     Mrs. Thomas was an honor graduate of Ohio University, and was a medical technologist at Holzer Hospital Prior to her marriage. She had been a resident of Gallipolis since 1934.
     An active member of Grace United Methodist Church, she served on several commissions and committees. She was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Grace Guild Sunday School Class and Abigail Circle of UMW. Her community activities included President of the Washington School PTA, band boosters, Gallipolis Golf Club, Pembroke Club, A.A.U.W., Gallia County Historical Society, French Art Colony, Friends of Samuel Bossard Library, and the Ohio Historical Society.
     Memorial services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday, 11 a.m., Rev. James V. Frazier and Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. There will be no calling hours, but the family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until time of the services. Private graveside services will be at Tyn Rhos Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis. In lieu of flowers the family desires donations to be made to Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Gallipolis Tribune
December 10, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley


Thomas, Hiram [Infant]

     Mr. Elza Gordon, of Cheshire, was down today and reports the death of the infant of Hiram Thomas of whooping cough Friday. It was buried today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 29, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Irene [Wise]

Death of Mrs. Thomas
     Mrs. Irene Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Wise of Clay township, died Friday, July 25, 1902, in the afternoon. Her funeral services were at Clay Chapel at 3 p.m., Saturday, conducted by Rev. Prior, her interment following at the same place by Undertaker Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Thomas came here about a month ago from Danville, Ill., for her health and has been with her parents. She had lung trouble from which she died, aged 30 years, 9 months and 25 days. She left a husband and one child. She left brothers and sisters, but we have no particulars. She is said to have been a nice lady. One sister makes her home with Capt. Frank Ulsamer.

Gallipolis Tribune
Monday Evening, July 28, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Jacob

Jacob Thomas Dies Following Long Illness
     Jacob Thomas, aged almost 83, died at 11, Friday night at his home illness of six months from a heart ailment. Funeral at 2 today at Little Kyger Christian church by Rev. R.R. Denney. Burial in Pine St. Cemetery by J.L.Coleman.
     Decedent was a son of Solomon and Liddie Allen Thomas and was born Oct. 30,1851. In October 1880, he married Florence Selfridge and two children survive this union, William, at home, and Stella L., wife of Ed Gardner. Three daughters died, two of them in infancy. There survive two sisters. Mrs. Liddie Beal, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Luella Wood, Parkersburg.

Gallipolis Tribune
August 13, 1934 Gallipolis
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart                                                                       Top of Page


Thomas, James Dale

Encephalitis Victim Dies In Gallia County
     GALLIPOLIS - James Dale Thomas, 8, son of Dick and Dorothea Miller Thomas, 507 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died Thursday at 5:10 a.m. in the Medical Center at the Gallipolis Institute. The child had been ill one year.
     The child became ill Oct. 27, 1965 with encephalitis and was a patient at Holzer Hospital from that time until May 11, when he was taken to Children’s Hospital in Columbus. He was returned to the Gallipolis Institute where he remained until his death. He was a third grade student at Washington Elementary School, until his illness.
     Born Dec. 15, 1957, in Gallipolis.  He is survived by his parents, a sister, Cheryl Ann Thomas, two brothers, John R. Thomas and William Dean Thomas, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Dale Miller, Rio Grande, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Maud Thomas, Gallipolis.
     Private graveside rites will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Glen Hueholt at the Gravel Hill cemetery. The body is at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, but the family request no callers and that flowers be omitted.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, November 10, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Jane L. [Evans]

     Mrs. Jane L. Thomas was born at Covington, Kentucky, January 31, 1848 and died at her home near Centerville, October 18, 1919, aged 71 years, eight months, 17 days. She was the daughter of David L. and Margaret Evans. When two years of age she came with her parents to live at Oak Hill, and this was her home until she was married to David D. Thomas, July 25, 1867. They trod life's journey together until October 30, 1917, a little more than 50 years when the husband and father passed away. The years of her married life were spent on the farm where she died. She was one of a family of eight children three of whom preceded her to the Great Beyond. When quite young, she was united with the C. M. Church of Oak Hill, since her marriage she was a member of the Congressional Church at Centerville.
     She was the mother of 13 children, two of whom died while young. There's left to mourn the departure of a loving mother are Thomas, Edwin, Howell, Lemuel and Harvey of Columbus. Mrs. Anna Reese near Cora, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams and Mrs. Ethel Williams near Centerville; Llewelyn, Emma and Margaret at home. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Davis of Oak Hill, three brothers, David, Calvin and Morgan Evans of Cincinnati, Ohio; also twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     This dear mother was never happier or more contented than when surrounded by her family. When absent ones came home with their families for a visit, nothing was left undone to make each one happy and comfortable. The trials and sorrows of her life for many, but she bore at bravely under them all. Aside from the different times that death entered the home, one of her greatest trials was when she gave up her youngest boy to enter the service of his country. After the close of the war and the months pass by, she became more and more anxious for his return, but not until September was her heart made glad by the safe return of her dear boy Harvey to the home and great was the joy, but alas! Only a few short weeks that she live to enjoy his presence. Her long illness was born with christian submission. All that loving hand could do was done for her during her illness but God thought best to take her to the heavenly home, where she today, rests in peace.

[Note: Hill Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio]

Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Thomas, Jason M.

     Jason M. Thomas, 93, formerly of Cheshire, died recently in the Greenfield Manor Nursing Home, Greenfield, Ohio. Born April 20, 1889, in Rutland, son of the late Zeth and Ashtabula Lyle Thomas, he was a World War I veteran.
     Surviving are two nieces, Mary Darnell and Vera Thomas, both of Cheshire, and a nephew, George W. Thomas of Welcome, N.C. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
     Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gravel Hill Cemetery, near Cheshire, with the Rev. William Price officiating. Arrangements are by Miller's Home for Funerals.

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


Thomas, John H.

John H. Thomas Dies at Columbus Home
Was Former Prosecuting Attorney of Gallia County
     John H. Thomas, of Columbus, formerly of Gallipolis, and a lawyer well known throughout southern Ohio, died Saturday evening about 6 o’clock, of diabetes, with which he had been threatened for a year or more. He was in Gallipolis only a few weeks ago, apparently in sound health, and news of his death was wholly unexpected here.
 He was a son of the late Probate Judge J. J. Thomas, and was born in Centerville about 49 years ago, as near as we can learn. He studied law and began practice at Gallipolis, and was later elected Prosecuting Attorney by the Republicans and served two terms. For years he was very active in local, district and state politics. Ten years ago he moved to Columbus, where he built up a good practice in his profession.
     Mr. Thomas was married in 1904 to Miss Hattie Beard, who survives him. He was a member of the Christian Science church at Columbus, and will be buried there on Tuesday at 2 p. m. Besides his widow he leaves one brother, Mr. T. C. Thomas, and five sisters, Miss Sallie, Mrs. Wm. R. Jones, Mrs. Dr. Rrown [sic], Mrs. Edw. Medler and Mrs. C. R. French. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery. A large circle of family and other friends in Gallia county will regret the death of Mr. Thomas.

[Note: Obituary contains a picture.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 06, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Thomas, John J.

Suddenly, Judge Thomas Answers the Final Summons
     Judge John J. Thomas died suddenly at his home in this city Thursday evening, December 31, 1908, aged 73 years. He had been in his usual health until Tuesday when he was taken ill with heart trouble at his office, and was taken home. While he remained quite ill, it was generally thought he was some better, and his death was a great shock to his many friends in this city and county.
     Mr. Thomas was born at Aberysboyth, Wales, in November, 1835. With his parents John J. and Sarah Thomas, he came to this country when 12 years old, and resided at Centerville until he moved to this city 24 years ago. He was mayor of Centerville and held many public positions, among them that of Probate Judge for six years. Since he retired from that office, he had served as justice of the peace for several terms.
     Judge Thomas was very prominent in church circles. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian church for 23 years, taught in the Sabbath school, served as clerk of the Session for many years and represented the church at the Athens Presbytery. He was made a Commissioner of the General Assembly at Detroit and Los Angeles and was honored frequently at the Synod of the State.
     He was a kind, generous man and did many acts of charity that never secured publicity. As a county officer, he was honorable and conscientious in the performance of his duties and made a fine record.
The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, Rev. Gelvin, of Lancaster, and Rev. Maguire, of this city, officiating and the attendance was very large. The interment was at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.
     The pall bearers were his sons John H. and T. C. Thomas, son-in-law W. R. Jones, brother, D. T. Thomas and nephews, W. A. and L. E. Thomas.
     He is survived by his wife and the following children: Thomas C. Thomas, Bank Examiner, Miss Sallie, Mary (Mrs. W.R. Jones), John H. Thomas, Ex-Prosecuting Attorney, Miss Ella, Mrs. Elizabeth French, of Albuquerque, Miss Lillian and Blaine, of El Paso.

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


Thomas, John Richard (Dick)

January 21, 2005
     John Richard (Dick) Thomas, 83, of Gallipolis, died at home, Friday, Jan. 21 following an extended illness.
     He was born in Gallipolis on June 27, 1921, to the late Richard Soloman and Dora Maude Moore Thomas. He married Dorothea Miller on June 16, 1946, and she survives.
     A 1940 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, Dick worked as a surveyor for Buckeye Electric Co. the summer before he became a high school senior. He then worked as a ship fitter at the Marietta Plant, Point Pleasant, W.Va., where boats were built for the U.S. government.
     Later, he worked at Morrison’s and Fisher’s Department Stores in Point Pleasant before returning to Gallipolis to work at the Libby Hotel as a clerk and ticket agent for the Greyhound Bus Station in the late 1940s and early ’50s.
     He then joined the staff of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune as circulation manager and he also wrote sports articles. Next, he became the Gallipolis correspondent for the Athens Messenger and was also in charge of local circulation.
     He then returned to Tribune as a general reporter and where he wrote a weekly column, "In Our Town" and also "50 Years Ago on the River." Again, he returned to the Messenger, the Point Pleasant Office, until Paul Wagner named him the news director of WJEH Radio. Following 17 years of service with the radio, he retired in 1988.
     He accepted a part-time job at the Tribune until 1990, when he permanently retired with 37 years in news reporting and news-related fields.
     Dick was a member of the Gallipolis and Point Pleasant Fire Departments, an avid sports fan, and a Little League baseball coach for 12 years.
     Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothea Miller Thomas; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Enyart of Gallipolis; three sons, John (Pam) Richard Thomas Jr. of Athens, William Dean (Cindy) Thomas of Lancaster, and Nathan Bedford (Terri) Thomas of Pickerington; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Dale Thomas; a half-sister, Dorothy; and a special son-in-law, James Enyart.
     Dick was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Robert Ingram officiating. There will be no calling hours.
     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 600 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; Holzer Cancer Center, in care of Tom Gooch, 100 Jackson Pike Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; or Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
     Arrangements are under the direction of the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.
Condolences can be e-mailed to mccoymoore@charter.net or www.timeformemory.com/mm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan 22, 2005
Contributed by daughter, Cheryl Enyart                                                        Top of Page


Thomas, Joseph

Resolution of Respect, Hall of Centreville Lodge, No. 371, A.F.A.M., Sept. 23, '74.
To the Memory of Brother Joseph Thomas.
     Whereas, It has been the pleasure of God in His wisdom to remove from us our much esteemed brother, Joseph Thomas; and
     Whereas, The intimate relations long held by the deceased with the members of this Lodge, render it fitting that we should place upon the records of the Lodge some tribute of respect to his memory in evidence of our appreciation of his many virtues, therefore, be it
     Resolved, That in the death of Joseph Thomas the members of Centreville Lodge No. 371 A.F.A.M. have lost a worthy and generous friend and brother, the family an affectionate son and brother, society and the State a respected, honest and valued citizen.
     Resolved, That while deploring the death of brother Thomas we have a confident hope that his spirit is in the enjoyment of perfect happiness with Him who went on before to prepare a place in the grand lodge above for all who perish in the good fight here below.
     Resolved, That we tender to the bereaved family and relatives of the deceased our most heartfelt sympathies in their afflictions.
     Resolved, That the hall be draped in black, and that the members wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
     Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the family of the deceased, and also to the Gallipolis Journal and Gallipolis Bulletin for publication.
     W. C. Eagle, John E. Rosser, Henry C. Steel, Committee.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 1, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Thomas, Laura [Tate]

Little Kyger Resident Dies
     Mrs. Laura Tate Thomas, 88, a resident of the Little Kyger community, died at 3:30 p.m., Saturday in Holzer hospital where she had been a patient for many weeks.
     Mrs. Thomas was born near Blue Suphur Springs in Cheshire twp., June 1, 1867, daughter of the late Squire William and Nancy Kenney Tate, and is the last of four children born to that union. In her youth she attended the Africa school and on Sept. [8] 18, 1885, was united in marriage with Aaron Thomas at the home of Rev. William J. Fulton. Mr. Thomas died on Nov. 8, 1936.
     They were the parents of seven children who are all living. They are Mrs. George Lucky, Hilliards, John, Belle, W. Va., Donald, Quincy, Ill., Grace, Cambridge Springs, Pa., Miss Ida, Miss Ruth and Mrs. Ann Long, at the home place. There are three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Two brothers and a sister who preceded her were Dr. Wallace and Harry Tate and Mrs. Clark Ely. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Little Kyger Congregational Christian Church and was a charter member of the Little Kyger Grange.
     Funeral services will be held at the Little Kyger Congregational Christian Church at 2 p.m., Tuesday with Rev. L. H. Stebbins officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the late residence until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 11, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Lavina Christine (Curnutte) [Milliron]

     Lavina C. Thomas, 66, of Gallipolis, died Monday, March 5, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, following an extended illness.
     Born May 5, 1934 in Mason [Co.], West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert Milliron and Nellie Cook Milliron Smith. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Club of the VFW. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and her husband, Donald R. Curnutte.
     Surviving are her second husband, Harley G. Thomas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Suzi Curnutte of Gallipolis and Mark “Short” and Lissa Curnutte of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Mindy and Erica Curnutte, Clayton Curnutte and Sherry Town, all of Gallipolis; a great-grandchild, Garrett Curnutte-Evans; two stepchildren, Gloria and David VanDyne and Eddie and Mary Thomas; four step grandchildren, Lori King, Ian and Eddie Thomas, Jr., and Heather Wells; and two step-great-grandchildren, Kayle VanDyne and Sebastian Wells, all from Powhatan Point. Surviving are several other relatives.
     Pallbearers are Chris Harrison, Tom Reese, Roger McClelland, Scott Wroblewski, John Miller and Wedzel Kingery. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Coleman, Rick Smith and Todd Rothgeb. Services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 6, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Lemuel

Centerville Undertaker Dead
     Lemuel Thomas, Undertaker and saddler at Centerville for years, died Monday night, after an illness of more than six months, aged about 65 years. He left a wife and six children, three girls and three boys, besides a host of friends to mourn their loss. Mr. Henry Davis of this city worked with him years ago. The remains will be laid to rest Thursday morning in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Dec. 28, 1849; died April 25, 1911; 61 years, 3 months and 28 days. Parents: Henry Thomas and Mary Davis, both born Wales.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 25, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Thomas, Llewellyn

     Thomas, Llewellyn, Gallipolis: World War I veteran; May 2: survived by three sisters, two of whom are Misses Sallie and Edith Thomas, with whom he made his home, and a sister, away.

Gallia Times
Abt. Friday May 2, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Thomas, Mary [Wilt]

Wife of I. Thomas Dies at Irwin, O.
     Mrs. Mary Wilt Thomas, wife of Isaiah Thomas, died last night at their home near Irwin, Ohio. News of her passing came in a telegram to Forest Fife, and the message added that Mr. Thomas would arrive here by bus at about 4 o’clock.
     Mrs. Thomas had been in poor health a good while and when her brother, John Wilt, died at his home on Leading Creek Dec. 27, it was stated she was growing weaker steadily.
     Mrs. Thomas was born and reared on White Oak and was the last survivor of the family of David and Martha Lewis Wilt. The Thomases moved to Madison County about 15 years ago. She was an excellent woman and is lovingly remembered in the upper part of the county. Four children survive: Maurice Thomas, White Oak; Perchie, Stanley and Stella, all of Irwin or thereabouts.
     Funeral services will be held at Poplar Ridge at 1:30 Wednesday.

The Gallia Times
Jan. 9, 1937
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Thomas, Mary S.

Mrs. Mary S. Thomas, 65, Dies Unexpectedly
     Mrs. Mary S. Thomas, 65, Holcomb Hill, Gallipolis, died at 3:20 p.m., Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. She suffered an apparent heart attack while playing golf Saturday afternoon.
     Mrs. Thomas graduated from the School of Nursing, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. She was born Nov. 30, 1907, at Youngstown; daughter of the late John and Kate Scully. She married Dr. Homer B. Thomas on Aug. 31, 1935, at Wheeling, W. Va. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Dr. James W. Thomas, Oxford, Ohio and Dr. John R. Thomas, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Five grandchildren survive. Three brothers and two sisters survive; William Scully, Cleveland; Hubert Scully, Erie, Pa.; Mrs. Margaret Shea, Hagerstown, Md. and Mrs. Charles (Kathleen) McAfee, Youngstown.
     Dr. and Mrs. Thomas moved to Gallipolis in 1935. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, a member of the Ohio State Nurses Association, Emanon Club and the Gallipolis Golf Club. A Rosary service will be held at the Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral Home 7 p.m. Tuesday.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. A. J. Golubiewski officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for the Holzer Medical Center. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p. m. Tuesday.

[Note: Died April 20, 1973 Buried April 25, 1973]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Thomas, Massa

Died in Her 91st Year
     Mrs. James Thomas died at Bulaville, February 6, in her 91st year.  She was the daughter of Rev. Benjamin and Sarah Sansbury and 2d in a family of 13 children and was born in East Virginia, coming to Ohio when a child with her parents and married James Thomas when 17 years old and became the mother of five children, only one of whom Benjamin survives and he an invalid from exposure and hardships in the war. She was a good kind-hearted woman and raised several children besides their own.  Rev. W. J. Fulton conducted her funeral services.

[Note: b. September 26, 1819 and d. February 6, 1910.  Buried in Campaign Cemetery in Addison Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday February 9, 1910
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Thomas, Maude [Moore]

     GALLIPOLIS - Maude Thomas, 95, of Gallipolis, died Wednesday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center.     Born in Gallia County, she was the daughter of Caleb and Barbara Fee Moore. She is survived by a son, Richard Thomas, of Gallipolis who is a former employee of the Athens Messenger and is now with WJEH radio station in Gallipolis, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard, a grandson, a brother and two sisters.
     Graveside services will be Saturday at 2pm at the Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Arnold Cromlish officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangement were with the Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb 19, 1981
Contributed by granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart                                                Top of Page


Thomas, Maurice M.

     Services for Maurice M. Thomas, 92, Rt. 1, Bidwell, who died Tuesday will be Friday, 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton with the Rev. Charles Lusher and the Rev. Charles Hively officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson Cemetery.
     Pallbearers will be Ronnie Toler, Chris Toler, Donald Browning, Ryan Browning, Matt Toler, Gene Hertenstein and Ron Dalton. Honorary pallbearers will be John Kenneth Russell, Johnny Eugene Russell and John Jenkins.

[Note: Born Mar 26, 1897; died Sept. 5, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Thomas, Mildred [Jones]

     Elizabeth Mildred Thomas, 93, of Gallipolis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. She was born on Oct. 10, 1911, in Cora, Gallia County, daughter of the late John E. and Sara Jones.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Thomas in 1964 a grandson, David Mark Thomas in 2002, her sister, Anise Wood, and her brother, Orville Jones.
     She is survived by a son, Keith Thomas (Phyllis) of Gallipolis and a daughter, Greta Caldwell (Richard) of Columbus; grandchildren: Kari Thomas Saunders (Eric) of Gallipolis, Stephen Thomas of Gallipolis, Gwynn Caldwell Behrent (Peter), Thomas Caldwell (Leslie), and David Caldwell (Nicole), all of Columbus;
great grandchildren: Thomas Saunders, Justin Saunders, Clint Saunders, David and Benjamin Saunders, Nathaniel Thomas, Bethany Thomas, Katie Behrent, Sara Behrent, Christy Behrent, Walker Caldwell, Ethan Caldwell, Griffin Caldwell, Hannah Caldwell and Quinn Caldwell.
     Also surviving is her husband's sister, Rosethel Thomas Tope (Earl), who came to live with Tom and Mildred in 1936, after the deaths of her parents.
     Mildred was a 1929 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, co-owner of Thomas Clothiers, a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, and active on committees, Sunday school and the Circle; a member of Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine, and Gallipolis Garden Club.
     Services will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis with Pastor Bob Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 2005
Typed by J. Farley                                                                                       Top of Page


Thomas, Millie R.

Mrs. Charles Thomas Dies
     Mrs. Millie R. Thomas, wife of Charles Thomas, died Friday, Feb. 22, 1935, at the family home on Poplar Ridge in Cheshire township. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Poplar church, where she held membership, by Rev. Harley Bolton. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lemley and she would have been 57 years old on March 31. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Melvin French of Fostoria and Mrs. Stanley Spires at home. She leaves four brothers and two sisters. They are George, John, James and Andrew Lemley, Mrs. Electa Rusk and Mrs. Dillie Halfhill, all of Poplar Ridge, She was a member of Second Kyger Baptist church and was esteemed by many friends.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 28, 1935
Transcribed by J. Farley


Thomas, Orinda May

     In memory of Orinda May, youngest daughter of Peter and Caroline Thomas, who died Feb. 13th, 1892, aged 18 years 2 months and 8 days. By her death we have lost a dear sister. It seemed hard to see her her snatched away so suddenly from us; and in the prime of life, too, just when the future was full of so many bright hopes, just in the prime of life, when life seemed sweet. She was not afraid to die, and when the time of her departure came she told us not to weep. Yes, dear mother, she said, don't cry; it is all for the best. Here on earth we miss thee, Orinda.
     The family ranks are now broken; thy place is vacant, never more to be filled by thee again. Father and mother are lonesome now. We look around on every side and see some work of thy ingenious fingers. No more will the sound of they loving voice cheer our aching hearts. When we think of those aged parents and the seven brothers and sisters and the vacant chair in that home, our eyes fill with tears. But it is a great consolation to know that God does all things well. He has called Orinda from this world of sin and sorrow to the beautiful home on high. Yes, we know that she is not dead but sleeping, and now farewell, dear sister, until we meet on high.

Daughter, thou was mild and lovely,
Gentle in the summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of evening
Where it floats among the trees.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our song shall know.

Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
She has left this world of sorrow
For a world of peace and joy;
Father, mother,live for Jesus
And you'll meet your darling there.
Brothers, sisters, weep not for her,
She has only gone before;
Just to lead you in the pathway
To that Bright celestial shore.
Dear Orinda now has gone to rest,
Her Saviour bade her come;
Now sweetly on His loving breast
She dwells in peace, at home.
Why should we weep and be so sad,
But oh, prepare to die,
And Orinda then will be so glad
To meet us up on high.
Orinda loved us well, I know,
Then seek a Saviour's love,
Be a Christian while down here below
And meet her up above.
Orinda, thou are gone to rest;
Thine was an early tomb;
But Jesus summoned thee away
The Saviour calls thee home.
Oh, what a meeting that will be,
When we all together roam,
The fields above so bright to see,
In heaven, our happy home. ....Electa Swisher, Addison

[Note: she is buried in Poplar Ridge in Cheshire Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 5, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Thomas, Oscar

Oscar Thomas Dies Near Kyger
Old Kyger Services Scheduled Saturday
     Oscar Thomas, 85, died at his home near Kyger Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Mr. Thomas was born on March 4, 1864 to the late Pete and Angeline Armstrong Thomas, and spent most of his life in the Old Kyger community. His wife, the former Amanda Darst, passed away 13 years ago. The decedent has been a life long member of the Old Kyger Baptist Church.
     He is survived by two daughters, Miss Bessie Thomas, at home and Mrs. Elizabeth Darst of Grove City; one brother, Isaiah Thomas of White Oak and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Halfhill of Rt. 2, Cheshire.
Funeral services will be held at the Old Kyger Baptist Church Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. A. M. Perry officiating. Burial will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 26, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. M


Thomas, P. A.

Funeral Services to Be Held for Wreck Victims
     POMEROY, OCT. 17 - The funeral of Engineer P. A. Thomas, who died at a Gallipolis hospital Saturday afternoon, a few hours after the railroad wreck at Kanauga, in which he was desperately injured and R. O. Callahan was instantly killed, will be held at the New Jerusalem church, Middleport, Tuesday at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. F. E. Waelchli of Cincinnati, with the Masons and Railway Engineers participating. Burial will be made in Cheshire Gravel Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Thomas' two sons, Harry of Charleston, S. C., and Roy of Columbus, came for the funeral. News has been received that owing to circumstances, Mrs. Ervin Leroy Pascoe of Escondido, Calif., would not be able to come for the funeral of her father. The Pascoe family was in Middleport for a visit during the last summer.
    Aside from the widow and grown children, Mr. Thomas leaves two brothers, Judge David Thomas, of Marietta and Aaron Thomas of Cheshire.

[Note: Oct 15 -1927. Buried Oct. 18.]

No paper or date
Clippings from the Winegar Store in Cheshire, Ohio found by Ruth Mack.
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Thomas, Phillip

Phillip Thomas Dies On Friday
     Phillip Thomas, 79, retired farmer and coal company employe, died at his home on the Rodney-Cora Rd., at 4 p.m. Friday. He had been in failing health for about a year. He had been a resident of Gallia county since 1933 when he came here from Elkman, W. Va. He had been employed by the Pocahontas Coke and Coal Co. On his retirement he purchased the Rodney farm.
     Thomas was born in Europe on Nov. 14, 1877, and came to the United States in March, 1902. He was married to Elizabeth Talaha on Nov. 5, 1910, and she survives. To this union the following surviving children were born: V. P. Thomas, of Bluefield, W. Va.; Mrs. K. P. Graham of Rio Grande and Daniel R. of Columbus. There are three grand-children.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Sunday. Rev. Clyde Webster, Rodney pastor, will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s after 7 p.m., Saturday. Pallbearers will be Paul Erwin, William Ball, George Wells, William Jones and Joe and Andy Vanco.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, October 13, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Rachel Ellen [Fife]

Aged Mother Dead
     Cheshire, Ohio March 31 --- The aged mother of Warren Thomas died at the home of her daughter at Woodstock, O., Friday. The remains were brought to Cheshire Monday evening and taken to Mr. Warren Thomas’s home.
     The funeral was preached at the Baptist church on Poplar Ridge Tuesday by Rev. Day of Cheshire.

Cheshire News Notes
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 31, 1925

IN MEMORY
     Rachel Ellen Fife was born May 10, 1847, near Cheshire, Ohio, and departed this life March 28, 1925, at Woodstock, Ohio. She was 77 years, 9 months and 18 days old. She was united in marriage with Reuben Thomas June 7, 1866. To this union nine children were born. One of these died in infancy, and her husband died in 1905.
     The living children are Harry and Arthur of Columbus, Warren and Mrs. W. A. Lawless of Cheshire, Mrs. William Nance of Woodstock, Ohio, Mrs. William Fulton of Van Nuys, Calif., Mrs. Stanley Barnard of Anahrer_, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Moder of Brewster, Ohio. Seven-teen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends mourn their loss.
     She made friends wherever she went. She united with the Free Will Baptist Church early in life, and always lived as near her God as she knew how. She was always kind and thoughtful of others and always ready to help those in need.
     Mrs. Thomas was laid to rest in the Poplar [Ridge] Cemetery in Gallia county on March 31, 1925.

It’s a Mother’s hand that guides us through childhood’s happy days,
It’s a Mother’s faith that tides us when we’re past the years of play,
And the truest love is Mother’s for it has no selfish aim,
And through all the years in passing her heart beats just the same.

     We wish to thank our friends and relatives for their kindness and the singers and all who showed their sympathy in the death of our mother.     THE CHILDREN.

                                   SAINTED MOTHER GONE TO HER REWARD

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 14, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, Richard Solomon

In Memory
     Richard Thomas, son of Solomon and Mary E. Daniels Thomas, deceased was born at Gallipolis, O, August 19, 1865, departed this life February 11, 1927, at his home at Bidwell, at the age of 61 years, 5 months and 23 days.
     In 1917, he was united in marriage to Miss Maud Moore, to this union was born one son, John Richard, age 5 who with the mother survive him. His suffering was intense and of several months duration. All was done that willing hands could do and as the end was nearing he gave assurance to the home ones that all was well with his soul.
     Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. R. Denney, interment at Fairview Cemetery by Undertaker Coleman.

In the dawn of the night,
His soul took its flight
Away to his heavenly home,
With the angels of light
He will walk in white
About the dear father's throne
                 Written by his niece Reva Marie Moore.

Gallipolis Journal
March 1927
Contributed by granddaughter, Cheryl Enyart                                                Top of Page


Thomas, Robert David

Dr. R. D. Thomas
     Dr. Robert David Thomas, 84, Gallipolis, died Thursday, Sept 18, 1997, at his residence.
Born Aug 16, 1913 in Pittsburg, Pa, son of the late Abraham "Bay" and Bertha Leslie Thomas, he was an optometrist. He established his practice in Gallipolis in 1937 and served the area for 55 years.
     He was a member of the following groups: Grace United Methoodist Church of Gallipolis; a 50-year member of Morning Dawn 7 Lodge F & AM of Gallipolis; a 50-year member of Gallipolis York Rite Bodies; a 50-year member of the Aladdin Shrine of Columbus; a member and past president of the Gallipolis Shrine Club; a member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge 107, and the Gallia County Gun Club.
     He was a 1933 graduate of Centerville High School, and a 1933 graduate of the Southern College of Optometry. He was a former Gallipolis city commissioner, serving two terms from 1961-69, and he was also a past zone governor of the Ohio Optometric Association.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances Thomas; a son, Dr. William B. Thomas of Gallipolis; two daughters, Jane (Richard) DeSoiza of Folsom, Calif., and Annette (Robert) Poole of Shamong, N.J.; a stepson, William Lloyd (Renae) Hopkins, Jr, of North Carolina; and eight grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Harriet Haller Thomas, on Dec. 9, 1987, and a daughter, Roanna Leslie Thomas, on April 10, 1942.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Leland Brehm officiating. Burial will be in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.
     The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services on Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Gallipolis Shrine Club Cripple and Burned Children's Fund, P.O. Box 82, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis paper
1997
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Thomas, Savannah Florence Lewis Halley [Lewis]

Mrs. Thomas Died Today At Age Of 82
     Mrs. Savannah F. Thomas, 82, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johnson, Lower River Rd. She had been in poor health for several years.
     Mrs. Thomas was born in Ohio Twp., on June 18, 1879, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Lewis, one of seven children. Surviving are Mrs Willie Adams of Huntington, Mrs. Orean Halley of Proctorville, and Ernest Lewis of Jackson.
     She was twice married, first to U.O. Halley in 1895, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1932. They were the parents of 10 children. Surviving are Mrs. Irene Johnson, Lower River Rd., Mrs John (Grace) Hawkins and Mrs. J.E. (Marguerite) Wilson, both of Springfield, Stanley Halley of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Ernest Halley of Columbus. Her second marriage was to Warren Thomas of Cheshire on Feb. 17, 191, and he survives.
     She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church and services will be held there at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening.

[Note: Buried in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Township. Tombstone is inscribed Savannah Halley on same marker as her first husband Ura Otis Halley.]

Gallia County newspaper
Hand-dated by my grandmother March 31, 1962
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Thomas, Solomon

Death of Solomon Thomas
     Mr. Solomon Thomas, of Olive street, whose different stages of illness have been so frequently chronicled in the Tribune in the last two months, passed away peacefully at 12 o'clock Sunday, February 3, 1901, and in 77th year of his age. His funeral services will be conducted at his late residence by the Rev. L.L. Magee of Grace M.E. Church, at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the interment following at Gallipolis cemetery [Pine Street ed note], conducted by Hayward & Son.
     The pall bearers selected for the occasion are Messrs. A.R. Weaver, S.B. Winters, A.M. Mink, David Fulton, John Pepple and James E. Wood.
     Mr. Thomas left a second wife, Mrs Mary E. Daniels - Thomas, and by her , one son Soloman. By a previous marriage he left children as follows Leander and Jacob Thomas, and Mrs S. L. Wood (Luella) of this city , and Mrs. Marion (Elizabeth) Beal of Bidwell.
     Mr. Thomas was born in Meigs county, O, November 9, 1824, and had been a resident of this city for 51 years. He has always been known as an industrious , hard-working citizen, respected for his sterling integrity of character and high sense of honor. He secured a competency sufficient to keep him in his declining years and retired from active puruits several years ago. All who knew Mr. Thomas knew him as a good citizen and will regret his death.

Gallipolis Tribune
February 4, 1901
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart                                                                       Top of Page


Thomas, Thomas A.

T. A. Thomas, 54, Prominent Business Man, Dies Wednesday
     Thomas A. (T. A.) Thomas, 54, prominent Gallipolis business man, who resided at 104 Scond Ave., died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in Medical Center Hospital. His death followed an illness of several weeks. Mr. Thomas had been in the men's clothing business since 1933.
     Mr. Thomas was born at Cora May 24, 1909, son of the late Luther A. and Ethel McMillin Thomas. His marriage to the former Mildred Jones took place Jan. 27, 1930 at Wellston. She survives along with a son and daughter, Keith Thomas, who was associated with his father in business and Mrs. Richard (Greta) Caldwell of Columbus. There are four grandchildren.
     Other survivors are three brothers and two sisters, Mrs. J. Harley (Elizabeth) Cloud of Vinton, Mrs. Earl (Rosethel) Tope of Gallipolis, Forrest Thomas of Fayetteville, W.Va., Leo Thomas of Ashland and Roderick Thomas of Greenfield.
     Mr. Thomas had been a resident of Gallipolis since 1926. He started his business career in the shoe store of the late Frank Bell, where he was employed for seven years. In 1933, he and the late Clarence Brumfield formed a partnership and founded the Brumfield-Thomas Clothing Co. When Mr. Brumfield died in 1947, Mr. Thomas became sole owner of the business, known as Thomas Clothiers.
     He played an important part in the life of the community. He was treasurer of Grace Methodist church for 28 years, and a member of the Official Board. He held membership in Morning Dawn Lodge of Mason, Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Mason, Moriah Council, Royal and Select Masons and the Rose Commandary, Knights Templar. Mr. Thomas was a past director of the Gallipolis Chamber of Commerce, and past member of Gallipolis Rotary Club. His hobbies were real estate and golf.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Grace Methodist church. Rev. Hughey Jones, assisted by Rev. L. A. Donnally will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Waugh - Halley - Wood Funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

[Died January 15, 1964 per Ohio Obituary Index, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 16, 1964
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Thomas, Victoria E. [Harbour]

Mrs. T. A. Thomas Dies At Son’s In Cleveland
Had Penned Own Obituary Before Departure From Gallipolis
     When Mrs. T. A. Thomas of 513 Second Avenue went to visit her son, Dr. Emmett Thomas of Cleveland, and take medical aid some months ago, she left a terse obituary notice of herself, written in her own hand, and confided the place where it would be found to her bosom friend, Miss Emma Cowden.
     There it was, found this Tuesday morning, April 26, 1927, after she had passed away in Cleveland at the home of her son, Dr. Emmett, a few hours before at 3:30 a. m. It follows:
     Victoria E. Thomas was born in Gallia Co., O. Sept. 7, 1869. She was the only daughter of James P. and Martha Davenport Harbour. One brother, Chas. B. Harbour, preceded her in death several years ago.
     She leaves, besides her husband, Thomas A. Thomas, three sons--Dr. Emmett Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio, Orin Thomas of this city and Delmar E. Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio.
     For several years this highly esteemed lady has been in failing health. At Cleveland she suffered a minor operation some months ago, but it did not reach the seat of her disease, which was, we understand one of the nervous system. A few days ago her son Orin was called to her bedside. Her faith was strong. To her friend mentioned above, she said she had no fear of the future, but dreaded the suffering of death.
     As one of her next door neighbors, the writer testifies to the respect and love in which she was held by all who knew her well. She underwent deep trouble in her latter years, but her Christian faith was strong, and she bore what fate brought her with fortitude, and lived only for her sons. They and her body will arrive on the Hocking Wednesday evening, after which funeral arrangements will be made.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 27, 1927

Thomas Funeral Friday
     Funeral services of the late Mrs. T. A. Thomas will be held at her home, 513 Second Ave., at 3:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. Glenn will conduct the services. Burial at Mound Hill cemetery in charge of W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 28, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thomas, William Homer

W. H. Thomas, World War I Veteran, Dies
     William H. Thomas, 76, Rt. 1 Bidwell, died in the Holzer Medical center around 1:30 a.m., Sunday.  He had been a patient there about three weeks. He was born Feb. 10, 1893, in Raccoon Twp., son of the late Herbert and Rosie Deckard Thomas. He spent his entire life in the Raccoon Twp., area.
     Mr. Thomas married the former Ellen Tyler on Aug. 11, 1917, in Gallipolis.  She survives, along with the following children: Herman H. Thomas, Westerville; Mrs. Bessie R. Couden, Columbus; Mrs. Ethel Irene Duncan, Dunbar, W. Va.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive.
     Mr. Thomas was the last member of his family. A World War I veteran, he was a private in the 2nd Co., Sandy Hook Coastal Artillery Corps, Ft. Hancock, N. J.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday from the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton, with Rev. E. W. Curfman officiating.  Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. There will be military services at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., on Tuesday.

[Note: According to both his WWI and WWII draft cards available at Ancestery.com, his middle name was Homer.  According to Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 also available at Ancestery.com, he died on September 07, 1969.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, September 07, 1969
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Thompson, Amelia [Frederick]

     GALLIPOLIS - Amelia Frederick Thompson, 72, Cheshire, died Friday night a few hours after she was admitted to Holzer Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Lovenia Malby Frederick. Mrs. Thompson taught school for several years. She was a member of the Little Kyger Creek Congregational Church, Cheshire Chapter of Eastern Star, Wayside Garden Club, Ladies Aid and on the board of Farm Bureau Advisory Council. Her husband died five years ago.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Huber (Mary) Fulton, Cheshire, Mrs. Roy (Patricia) Holter, Pomeroy; four sons, Frederick, Joe and Emmett all of Cheshire, and Robert, Pomeroy, three sisters, Blanche and Gladys Frederick, Vinton Route 1, and Mrs. Harry (Grace) Shaver, Columbus, and two brothers, Luther, Vinton Route 1, and Emmett, St. Petersburg, Fla. One sister, Lula Taylor, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. EST in the Little Kyger Christian Congregation Church. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
August 1, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thompson, Caroline C.

     Mrs. Thompson, an old colored lady who has occupied an old log cabin on Third Street for years past, died last week.

[Note: Caroline C., died Nov. 9, 1881, buried Pine Street Colored Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
November 17, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Thompson, Carrie Bell

Girl Suicided
     Carrie Bell Thompson, aged 16 years, an inmate of the Gallia County Children's Home, committed suicide last Saturday evening by taking an insecticide of a poisonous nature.  She was found in an unconscious condition on the bath room floor and Dr. Bean was summoned, but she was dead before he arrived.
     Coroner G. A. Mack was notified and an inquest was held.  It is thought that she took the poison during one of the attacks of temporary insanity to which she was subject.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday,November 02, 1911
Transcribed and submitted by Teresa Herrmann
Columbus, Ohio                                                                                          Top of Page


Thompson, Charles

Charles Thompson Is Killed Near Illinois Border While Hitch-Hiking
     Private Charles Thompson, 21, was killed Saturday in Indiana near the Illinois border while hitch-hiking, according to reports received in Gallipolis and his body was taken Sunday to Huntington.
     Son of Mrs. Goldie Thompson Miller, of Columbus and the late Burke Thompson, Thompson was reported going back to his camp. Gallipolis relatives had heard no details of the accident which took the young soldier's life.
     Married June 13 to Miss Dorothy Nimrichter, 21, of the Park Central Hotel, the young Gallipolis soldier had been in the city recently. His mother accompanied the body to Huntington where it was probably taken to the house of his uncle, Reese Thompson.
     Interment, it is reported will be in Gallipolis and George J. Wetherholt and Sons will be in charge of the funeral, according to sketchy reports received at this office. Wetherholt's Mortuary reported that no details of the accident had been received there, although several telephone inquiries had come in.

Taps Sounded For Soldier Killed In Illinois
Charles Thompson Laid to Rest Here Yesterday
     Private Charles Thompson, who met death Friday night in an automobile accident, was buried with military honors yesterday afternoon in Mound Hill Cemetery. Rev. W.Z. Coffey of Lafayette Post American Legion officiated at the last rites at 2 o'clock at the George J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home. Legionnaires served as pallbearers and sounded "taps" at the grave.
     Young Thompson, the son of Mrs. Goldie Miller of Columbus and the late Burke Thompson, was killed instantly by a skull fracture when the car he was driving and another collided. The accident occurred near Fort Sheridan, IL, where the young soldier was stationed.
     In addition to his mother, young Thompson is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Nimrichter, to whom he was married June 13, and a half-brother, Paul Miller.
     (Thompson was not hitch-hiking as previously reported in our paper.)

Gallipolis Papers
July 1942
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Thompson Body Is Taken to Chicago
     BULLETIN - A telegram was received shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon by George J. Weatherholt and Sons that the body of Private Charles Thompson would arrive at Huntington between 9 and 10 this evening. The local funeral directors will bring it here immediately to their funeral parlors. Services will be held there at 2 o'clock Wednesday, Frank Wetherholt announced.
     Mrs. Charles Thompson (the former Miss Dorothy Nimrichter) and Mrs. Goldie Thompson Miller, wife and mother of the late Private Charles Thompson, were in Gallipolis today after the tragic automobile accident which took his life in Illinois Friday night.
     The Body was taken immediately after the accident to Kelly Funeral Home in Chicago, it became known here today, but it will be brought to Gallipolis for funeral services and interment. Although details [...]

[Note: from Stone....Mound Hill Cemetery...1921-1942]

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


Thompson, Chauncey

Died at Mercerville
     Chauncey Thompson passed away at his home at Mercerville on Monday evening, July 16, 1914. He was 33 years of age and was the son of G. E. Thompson. His death was the result of a lingering illness from tuberculosis. The funeral services were held Friday. He was a fine young man and his death will be a great loss to the community.

Gallia Times
July 1914
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Thompson, Creed

Creed Thompson Dies At Vinton
Native of Virginia - Rites 2 Monday At Residence
     Creed Thompson, aged 72, died at 7 o’clock this morning at his home in Vinton. He had been ill a year or more, occasionally a hospital patient here and succumbed to complications.
     Mr. Thompson was born in Franklin County, Va., Feb. 29, 1873. He had lived at Bidwell, Porter and perhaps other points in the county before moving to Vinton. He married Eliza Daniels on Aug. 14, 1895, and she and the following children survive: Mrs. Amanda Fooce, Oak Hill, W. Va.; Mrs. Hattie Meador, Cincinnati; Edward P. Thompson, Columbus; Andrew in service at Camp Shelby, Miss.; Owen Thompson, New Salem, O; Mrs. Myrtle Wellington, Buckeye Lake, and Mrs. Jane Lane, Vinton, R.D.
     There are three brothers and a sister: C. W. Thompson, Stanaford, W. Va.; C. C., Piney View, W.Va.; S. H. Thompson and Mrs. Mary Harvey, Beckley, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the residence in charge of Rev. Ted Waller. Interment in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 6, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Thompson, Emma L.

     Emma Lee Thompson, 70, Gibsonton, FL, formerly of Rt. 2, Vinton, died Thursday at Branden Community Hospital, Branden, FL.
    Her husband, Andrew Thompson, preceded her in death in 1980. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Suzanne White, Jr. of Gibsonton; a daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Maria) Niemeyer of Rt. 2, Vinton; two grandchildren and a brother, Alvin Wheeler of West Hamlin, WV. Preceding her in death were a brother and two sisters.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton.

[Note: Died July 10, 1986]

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


Thompson, Emmett P.

Aged Resident Of Gallia Dies
     GALLIPOLIS - Emmett P. Thompson, believed to be the oldest person in Gallia county, died late Thursday night at his home on Little Kyger, near Cheshire. He would have been 98 years old on April 1.
     Arrangements for the funeral are held in abeyance because of flood conditions, but services will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Venz at the Little Kyger Church with burial following at Gravel Hill Cemetery at a time to be announced later.
     Mr. Thompson was born in Salem Township, Meigs County, one of twelve children of Pierce C. and Elizabeth Beeson Thompson. His wife was Mary Virginia Haley of Salem Center, who died in 1937. They had been married more than 64 years. Their surviving children are: Mrs. Velura Kelley, Gainesville, Fla.; Mrs. Byron C. Grover, near Cheshire; George C. Thompson, residing at the parental home; Mrs. Howard Shuler, Cheshire; and Roy L. Thompson, Pomeroy.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thompson, Emory Evart

DIED
     On the 13th. of December, 1876, Emory Evart, son of James and Eliza Thompson, aged 11 months.
His life, though transient as the morning sun was as full of brightness. His extreme sweetness of disposition attracted the love of all who knew him. His death was a blow that was unexpected, as he was in perfect health until within a few days before his death.
     Surely, "God moves in a mysterious way" to perform his wonders. He has taken little Emory to draw us to Himself. The Master has claimed his own again. The Lord lent the jewel and required it again. Let us be reconciled, knowing that our darling is with Him that hat said "except ye become as little children ye cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven." Let not our rebellious hearts say:" Curse God and die" but in our affliction exclaim "the Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Let the mandate be obeyed and listen for the warning voice and we shall yet see Emory, where weeping is unknown.

Dear Mother I have gone to rest,
My Savior bade me come,
Now sweetly on His loving breast,
I dwell in peace at home.
Why should you weep, be not so sad,
But O, prepare to die,
And Emory, then, will be so glad,
To meet you upon high.
Mother, you loved me well, I know;
Then seek a Savior's love;
Be a Christian while down below,
And meet me up above.
Father, for me you must not weep,
For we may meet again
And taste of joys and pleasures deep,
In a land that is free from pain.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 3, 1877
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Thompson, Frank M.

F. M. Thompson, 74, Dies Monday
     Frank M. Thompson, a former resident of Gallia County and former employe of the GSI and Columbus State Hospitals, died at 11:30 p.m., Monday in Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Edna, and one son, George E. Thompson, Columbus. Two brothers, Clyde and Bert Thompson, survive, along with two grandchildren.
     He was a member of the Gallia Lodge of Masons, Lodge 469, Eureka.
     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home under the direction of Rev. Charles Lusher. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 26, 1970

Thompson Rites Are Thursday
     Frank M. Thompson, 74, of 88 Haldy Ave., Columbus, died at 11 p.m. Monday at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus. He had been a patient there four days. He had been in failing health several years, and in serious condition the past two weeks. Mr. Thompson was a retired employe of the GSI and Columbus State Hospital. He also worked for the Pinkerton Guard Service.
     He was born on Oct. 3, 1895, near Bladen, son of the late George and Leah Stewart Thompson. He was married to Edna Campbell in April, 1915. She survives, along with one son, George E. Thompson, Columbus; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
     Two brothers, Clyde, Mt. Vernon, and Bert, Rt. 1, Crown City, survive. The Thompsons moved to Columbus from Gallia County in 1943. He was a member of Victory Church and the Gallia Lodge of Masons, 469.
     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 27, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thompson, George

     GALLIPOLIS - George Edward Thompson, 56, of 88 Halliday Ave., Columbus, died Friday at his home. Mr. Thompson was born September 23, 1916 in Gallia County, son of the late Frank M. Thompson. His mother, Edna Campbell Thompson survives and resides in Columbus.
     He married the former Josephine Meadows. She preceded him in death, Nov. 1979. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William (Sandy) Mellors, Erie, Pa. and JoEdda Thompson, Ralston, Texas; and two grandchildren. Mr. Thompson had resided in Columbus the past 25 years.
     Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lasher officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday.

The Daily Sentinel
February 4, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Thompson, George Ellsworth

G.E. Thompson Died In Ohio Township 9:45 [A.M.] This Morning
Time of Funeral Will Be Announced Later
     George Ellsworth Thompson, age 80 years and one month, died at 9:45 (EWT) this morning at his home east of Mercerville in Ohio Township. He had had an extended, serious illness. Mr. Thompson was a stalwart figure and was seen here frequently prior to his last illness.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Thompson and by these children of this marriage; Earl Thompson of Camp Shelby, MS; Clyde Thompson, a coach in the Wellston schools and Bert at home.
     Mr. Thompson was twice married and the surviving children by his first marriage are Lester E. Thompson, Logan WV; Frank and Chauncey Thompson and Mrs. Verba Caldwell, widow of Edgar Caldwell, all of Gallipolis.
     Rev. Earl Cremeens will conduct the funeral services at Victory and burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery by F.L. Stevers but the time has not been fixed.

[Note: Stone - 1863-1943. Death Certificate...born Jan. 22, 1863 Bladen; died Feb 22, 1943 Gallipolis. Parents Samuel Thompson and Rebecca Dennison.]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Thompson, George W.

     Died, at his residence in Vinton on Thursday morning, Jan. 14th, 1875, of heart disease, Mr. George W. Thompson, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. Mr. Thompson was born at Milford, Worcester county, Mass., Jan. 25, 1806, and came to this State in the twentieth year of his age. In 1832 he was married to Maria Cummings. In 1849 he went to California, where he remained four years. He was a resident of this county for many years. He was buried at Mt. Tabor, in Huntington township, by the Masonic Fraternity, of which order he was a member.
     Mr. Thompson's name is his epitaph. He was an honest, upright man, and commanded universal respect. If the inhabitants of this wilderness of woes are, upon their departure from this world, instantly transported to Paradise, Mr. Thompson now enjoys "The sweet summerland of the soul."

The Gallipolis Journal
January 21, 1875

Thompson, George W.

     In memory of George W. Thompson, a member of Vinton Lodge No. 131, F.A.M., who departed this life January 14th, 1875, in the 69th year of his age.
WHEREAS, In the wise dispensation of His Providence, it has pleased Almighty God, the great architect of the universe, to remove from our midst our worthy Brother George W. Thompson, and that we acknowledge the hand of Divine Providence in calling our beloved Brother from labor to his reward; and through our bereavement and tears, we may better discern our Creator, our friend and heaven our future home.
Resolved, That in his death we have lost an intelligent, faithful, beloved and reliable member of our Order, society an ornament, and the sorrowing wife and children a devoted companion and protector.
Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the widow and family of our Brother in this their sad hour of affliction,
Resolved, That a copy of the above resolutions be presented to the family of our worthy Brother, and also a copy to each of the county papers with the request to publish the same.
     E. T. Holcomb,
     R. B. Carter,
     Ed. Henderson.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 28, 1875

Thompson, George W.

Vinton, Gallia Co., Ohio, Jan. 23
     In memory of Brother Geo. W. Thompson, one of our Counsel of the Temperance League, who departed this life Jan. 14th, 1875, in the 69th year of his age.

Resolved, That in his death we have lost a wise Counselor and a beloved and valuable member, the Sisters a devoted companion and protector.
Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved Sister in this sad hour of affliction.
Resolved, That a copy of this be given to the bereaved widow, and also sent to the county papers.
     Hattie B. Lowe,
     Fidelia Matthews,
     Bettie Holcomb, Committee Woman's Temperance League.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 28, 1875
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Thompson, Herbert Lyle

H. L. Thompson Dies On Monday
     MIDDLEPORT - Herbert L. Thompson, 71, Cheshire, died Monday at Holzer hospital after a two week illness. He was the son of the late John and Helen Thompson and was born at Phillipi, W. Va., and moved to Athens at the age of a year. He and his wife lived for 47 years in Cincinnati and returned to her home in Cheshire few years ago.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral home and funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial will be in the Cheshire Gravel Hill cemetery and Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate at the services.
     Thompson is survived by his wife, the former Ida Mauck, of Burbank, Calif. He was a member of the Cheshire Methodist church. He had a chain of three drug-stores in Cincinnati and after his retirement worked as a pharmacist at the Dutton Drug store in Middleport. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were to have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Oct. 11.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday July 31, 1956
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Thompson, Jane

Aged Lady Dead
     Mrs. Jane Thompson died at the home of her step daughter, Mrs. Abel Lewis near Vinton last Friday. She was the widow of the late Joseph Thompson and was about 92 years of age. Her first husband was Mr. Kincaid and she was the mother of Charley Kincaid who formerly lived here. She was a fine old lady and left several children to mourn their loss. The burial was at Mercerville last Sunday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, May 24, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Thompson, John

John Thompson, Huntington, Dies; Rodney Native
Funeral 2 [o'clock] Sunday At Bidwell, Burial At Vinton
     John Luther Thompson, who was in his 77th. year, died Wednesday evening at his home, 1217 Twenty-Fifth St., Huntington of cerebral hemorrhage.
     He was born at Rodney, the son of Olney and Elizabeth Coverston Thompson. He married Anna Topping and she died in April, 1941. They are survived by three sons and a daughter, Robert Reese Thompson, Huntington; Finley O. Thompson, Athens; Luther Thompson and Mrs. Madge Ryan of Columbus. He was the last of four children of his father's family.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Bidwell Methodist Church with Rev. J.L. Stephenson, officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park by J.L. Coleman. Mr. Thompson was a member of Rodney Methodist Church.

[Note: death certificate birth Nov. 25, 1869...father born VA; mother's surname looks like Coverstein born Germany]

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


Thompson, Joseph E.

     Joseph E. Thompson, 69, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Saturday at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a dairy and grain farmer. Born March 1, 1919 in Addison Township, he was a son of the late George Clyde Thompson and Amelia Ruth Frederick Thompson.
     He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Hardings Thompson, whom he married March 2, 1940 in Cheshire township. Also surviving are one son, Joseph Lynn Thompson of Cheshire; two daughters, Donna Waugh and Ruth Barr of Gallipolis; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Thompson of Cheshire and Robert Thompson of Pomeroy; and one sister, Mrs. Patricia Holter of Pomeroy. One sister and one brother preceded him in death.
     He was a member of Little Kyger Congregational Church; member and past master of Siloam Masonic Lodge; Cheshire Chapter Order of the Eastern Star; master of Little Kyger Grange. He served on the Gallia County Soil Conservation Board, and served several years on the Gallia County Junior Fair Board.
     Services were conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Vinson and the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial followed in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Masonic services were held Monday by Cheshire Lodge. Pallbearer's were Robert Waugh, Tom Waugh, Steve Waugh, Tim Barr, Terry Barr and Al Thompson.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 3, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley


Thompson, Laura Mrs.

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Laura thompson, 75, of 271 Jackson Pike, a native of the Bulaville community,
Died at 6 p.m. Friday in the Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health the last three years.
     Mrs. Thompson was born in Bulaville, June 16, 1897, daughter of the late Asbury and Genevieve
Keeler. She married Alec M. Thompson on Juen 15, 1920 in Rio Grande, who survives, as do two sons Paul, of Columbus, and Harold, Gallipolis; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Eggleton, Richmond, Ind.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
     She spent most of her life in the Eno community. She was a member of the Bulaivlle Christian
Church. attended the Eno Methodist Church and was a member of the D of A of Kyger.
     Last rites will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the McCoy-Moore Funeral home with Rev. C. J.
Lemley officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 3 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 23, 1974
Transcribed by J. Farley


Thompson, Lucretzia [Cherington]

     Mrs. Henry Thompson, of Green Township, died on Wednesday night of last week after quite a prolonged illness, aged about 28 years, and leaving a husband and four children to mourn their loss. She was a daughter of the late James Cherington, an estimable citizen of Green Township, and was a woman much beloved by all who knew her. She was buried at Mt. Zion, and her funeral services, which were attended by a large concourse of friends, were conducted by Rev. Joice.

[Note: middle initial "E" on cemetery records. died February 20, 1884. Cemetery entry states she was age "32y, 3m, 24d" and was the wife of "W.H." Thompson]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 26, 1884
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Thompson, Marium [Topping]

     Mrs. Marium Thompson, wife of Mr. J.C. Thompson, died at her home at Rodney, Sunday morning, January 30, 1898, in the 58th year of her age. Her illness, which had been very severe for about five weeks previous to her death, resulted from la grippe contacted several years ago. She was united in marriage to Mr. Thompson March 28, 1866, and to this union two children were born, Jesse and Walter, who survive her. Besides her husband and children Mrs. Thompson leaves an aged mother, Mrs. C.C. Topping, of Porter and a brother Mr. Nat Topping.
     Mrs. Thompson was a member of the M.E. Church, and was a lady who had the respect and esteem of all her acquaintances. The family and relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. The funeral services were conducted at the Rodney M.E. Church Tuesday, February 1, 1898, Rev. W.H. Gibbons, officiating, with burial following at Rio Grande, by Undertaker Glassburn.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday Feb 5, 1898
Transcribed by Mary James                                                                          Top of Page


Thompson, Mary S. [Roberts] (See cemetery entry for Mary S. Williams)

Mrs. Thompson, Dies In Chester
Interment To Be Made 2 Thursday At Mt. Zion
     Mrs. Mary S. Thompson, who would have been 90 years old next March, died Monday at Chester, W. Va. Since the death of her second husband, W. H. Thompson, at Rodney, a few years ago, she had made her home with her son, Theodore Williams, a retired mail clerk. Williams, older folk will recall, was a street car conductor here around the turn of the century and later had a similar position on the line connecting East Liverpool and Chester.
     Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of Maxie and Sophia Bing Roberts and was a first cousin of Mrs. Margaret B. McCormick of this city. She was born at Rodney. Her first husband was William Williams, who built what has long been the Hamrick home between Rodney and Adamsville, the old Williams homestead being nearby.
Decedent’s only daughter married Fletcher Fox and died some years ago in Illinois. Her only brother was the late Tom Roberts. Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Thompson was alert and interested in current happenings, though somewhat deaf. She had retained her membership in the Rodney Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at Chester. Then the body will be brought here for interment at Mt. Zion by Entsminger at 2 o’clock Thursday.

[Note: 3-4-1852 / 10-27-1941 89 yrs. 7 mos. 23 das. Possibly buried under the name of Mary S. Williams at Mt. Zion Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 28, 1941
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thompson, Melda [Buskirk]

Died at Logan
     Mrs. L. E. Thompson, 21, formerly Miss Melda Buskirk, died recently at her home in Hinton, W. Va. The funeral and burial were at Logan, W. Va. Mrs. Thompson was the wife of Mr. L. E. Thompson, son of Mr. G. E. Thompson of Bladen, this county. Beside her husband she is survived by one child, June Leah, aged four, and ________________

[Note: the rest of the obituary is missing. Based on census informtion re: daughter, date of death is believed to be ca 1922]

Gallipolis newspaper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Thompson, Melissa

Mrs. Thompson Dead
     Cheshire suffered the loss of one of her eldest residents last Monday, Jan. 25, 1915, when the angel of death called away Mrs. Melissa King Thompson.
     Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of Newell and Clarissa King and was born on Nov. 2, 1842. On May 25, 1865 she was united in marriage with Thomas Thompson, who preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1903. To them were born two sons, Amos, who died in infancy, William, James, George, Albert and a daughter Cora, wife of N.R. Rothgeb. Mrs. Thompson is survived by four brothers, Harvey, Wesley, Alex and Stewart, all in the west and two sisters Samantha and Lucinda Swisher of Cheshire.
     Mrs. Thompson had been a member of the First F.W. B. Church for fully half a century. She lived a faithful Christian life and went to her long home happy in a well spent life.

[Note: Obituary says 2 sons but lists more. 1880 Census shows that they had 4 sons and 1 daughter. Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

The Republican (Middleport, Ohio)
Feb. 5, 1915 Page 1 Col. 3
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Thompson, Millie

OBITUARY
     Mrs. Millie Thompson was born May 11, 1866. Died Dec 16th, 1906. Aged 40 years, 7 months and 15 days. She was united in marirage to John Thompson Aug 10th, 1886. To this union two children were born, Clemment who died at the age of three and Earl who still survives her. Besides her son and husband she leaves a father and mother of this city, Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace, four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Thomas Leaper, Mrs. T. S. Berrridge, Mrs. T. S. Eaches, Mrs. Frank Iron, and brothers Scott and Ross.
     At the early age of 16, she united with the M. E. Church and lived a faithful member until her marriage when she united with the Christian Church and lived a devoted life until her death. She was a faithful and loving wife, a devoted mother and friend. Her greatest desire was to live to see her son grow into a usefull christian man. She was a woman who lived her religion in the daily affairs of life. She had a kind word for everyone and possessed those sweet traits of character that made everyone love her. Before she died she called them to her bedside and asked them to meet her in Heaven and sent word to all her relatives to live right and see after Earl. She said she was not afraid to die, that God had wiped away all her tears and that the Saviour would soon comfort her. Just before she died she asked her little boy to sing for her and they both sang Never My God to Thee. After which she passed away.
                    [There is a poem that was indecipherable]

[Note: Born 1866 - Buried Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan 16, 1907
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Thompson, Miriam

     DIED - Miriam Thompson, wife of John Thompson, was born in Virginia, April 24th, 1790, and came to Gallia county about the year 1816, and died January 3d, 1868, in the 77th year of her age. She was a firm believer in the doctrines of the Bible, having united with the M.E. Church in her fourteenth year. She experienced a change shortly after, and lived a faithful life. Her neighbors speak well of her christain life. She was bereft of her husband in December, 1850. Only a few of her family remain to mourn her loss. May they all meet her in heaven. Rodney, Jan. 18, 1868.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 23, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Thompson, P. G.

Death of Mr. P. G. Thompson
     Mr. P. G. Thompson, a life long resident of near Gallipolis, and for the past few years living on lower Third avenue died at his home at 12 o'clock Monday night after a short illness at the age of 74 years. Mr. Thompson leaves his widow and one daughter Mrs. Mayme Thompson Volk of Cleveland, O., and one brother Mr. Robert Thompson, he being the last of a family of eight.
     No funeral arrangements will be made until the arrival of the daughter. The body is in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives name as “Pete G.”, DOB as 1853, and DOD as 28 Dec 1925. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery, Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune                  
December 29, 1925
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Thompson, Robert

     Robert Thompson, well known farmer, who died Thursday evening at his home on Little Kyger, was buried Saturday afternoon in Gravel Hill cemetery, following funeral services at his late home at 2 o’clock. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Sisson Thompson and several children, all married. He was an uncle of Miss Margaret and Miss Lottie Shuler, who attended the funeral.

[Note: 8/8/1858 - 8/6/1931]

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 8, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thompson, Salvina

     DIED - In Centreville, Ohio, on the 30th day of September last, after a severe illness, Miss Salvina Thompson, aged 22 years 4 months and 22 days. Miss Thompson having experienced the loss of a father, when quite young, was deprived of many of the privileges with which so many are blest at the present day.
     Notwithstanding her privations, she lived to enjoy, for a short season, the benefits of a cultivated mind and heart. She possessed many qualities of amiability---never thought her beneficent Creator a hard taskmaster---was a beloved associate, and the affectionate daughter of a most tender mother. She never appeared to anticipate a long life, and during the past summer, (even when in health), has been heard to give evidence of a knowledge of her approaching death. Her sufferings, which were very intense, were endured with the greatest patience. She died in hope of a better world, leaving a bereaved mother and many friends to mourn her irreperable loss. But while we deeply sympathize with the friends of the deceased, we cannot but reflect upon our own weaknesses, in weeping for those we must so soon follow.

Say, mother dear, why should you weep,
Or shed your tears for me;
You soon must sleep death's last long sleep
Then me again you'll see.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 14, 1850
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                          Top of Page


Thompson, William Barnard PFC

Former Resident Killed In France
     Pfc. William Barnard Thompson who lived in Gallipolis when he entered service on Oct. 1, 1943, was killed in action in France on Sept. 22, according to a telegram from the War Department to his wife, Mrs. Ellen Terrell Thompson of Harmony Road near Athens.
     Thompson, who was 25 years old, was the son of Willard E. Thompson of Amesville. His mother died last May. He and his wife whom he married in July 1941, resided here and he was employed in the office of the Columbus and Southrn Ohio Electric Co. He received his training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and went overseas late last February. He was on Anzio Beachhead, then in Italy and then in Southern France, serving with a heavy artillery unit.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 14, 1944
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Thompson, William G.

Death of William G. Thompson
     Mr. William G. Thompson died at his home in Springfield, Ohio, on the 12 inst. He was born Sept. 3,1818 in Boston, MA and hence at the time of his death was 73 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery on Saturday last.
     Mr. Thompson was a respected citizen, held in high esteem by all who knew him. He leaves six children, three sons and three daughters. Two of his children reside in Gallipolis, Dr. S. G. Thompson and Mrs A. A. Lyons.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 17, 1891
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Thompson, William Henry

Mr. Henry Thompson Dead
     Mr. Henry Thompson died at his home at Rodney Sunday, Nov. 23rd, after an illness of several weeks following a stroke of paralysis. He was 77 years of age. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) by Rev. C.S. Thompson, with burial at Mount Zion Cemetery.
     His first wife was Lucretia Cherrington and they were the parents of four daughters, three of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, formerly Mrs. Mary Williams, one daughter, Mrs. Lena Gray of Oaks [Oakes], N.D., a sister, Mrs. Margaret Bell of Gallipolis and a brother, Mr. John L. Thompson of Porter.

Gallia Times
Nov. 27, 1924

     OBITUARY - William Henry Thompson, son of Olney and Julia Thompson, was born near Rodney, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1847. He left us for a better home Nov. 23, 1924; aged 77 years 1 month and 7 days.
He was united in marriage to Lucretia Cherrington March 22, 1870. To this union were born five children, four of whom preceded their father to the home beyond. Lucretia, the wife and mother of his children, died Feb. 20, 1884.
     On April 1, 1899, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary S. Williams, who survives him. Besides his wife there remains to mourn their loss one daughter, Mrs. Lena T. Gray of Sargent County, ND; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother, John L. Thompson, one sister, Mrs. M.E. Bell, both of Gallia Ohio, one stepson, Theo R. Williams of Chester, WV; one step-daughter, Mrs. - A. Fox of Tuscola, IL and many of her relatives and friends. Our loss is his gain.
     When quite young he united with the Rodney M.E. Church under the pastorate of Rev. J.W. Lewis and with the exception of thirteen years, ten of which were spent in North Dakota and three at East Liverpool Ohio, he remained a member of the church which he joined in his youth until he was called to join the Church Triumpant. He rests in peace.
     Card of Thanks..We wish to thank all of our friends and neighbors who kindly assisted us in any way during the illness and death of our husband, father and brother.
Mary S. Thompson, Children and Grandchildren
                   John L. Thompson
                   Mrs. M.E. Bell

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion Cemetery in Green Township. Parents W.O. Thompson born VA and Julia Coverston born Ohio.]

Gallia Times
Dec. 4, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Thompson, Wm.

     Wm. Thompson, who had been in failing health for the last few months and had been making his home with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Geo. Gee, until Thursday of last week, was taken to his children in Columbus. He passed away Tuesday. Funeral at Ebenezer by Rev. R. Denney. Burial in the church cemetery by H.K. Butler.

[Note from stone: 1870-1932.]

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


Thompson, Wm. D.

     Died, in Nashville, Tenn., on the 12th of May, 1874, after a lingering illness of 10 months, Wm. D. Thompson, formerly of this city, aged 29 years and 8 months. He was a young man of excellent education and good qualities, and bade fair to become an honorable member of society, but God, in His all wise providence, thought best to call him home to Himself. A week previous to his death he embraced religion, and all his desire was that he might be brought and laid to rest among his kindred and friends. His remains were brought to this city on the 18th inst., by his brother, G. W. Thompson; and on the 19th, were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. He leaves an aged widowed mother to mourn his loss, but her loss is his eternal gain. "Be ye followers of me as I am also in Christ." M. J. L. (Oberlin and Cleveland papers please copy.)

The Gallipolis Journal
June 11, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes