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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-Cap   Car-Cav 

Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew  F   G-Gl   Go-Gw 

   H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh   Jol-Ju   K   L-Lev   Lew-Ly        

M-Mau
   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit   Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich 

  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor

 Stou-Sy   T   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilh   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, Catharine

     Mrs. Catharine Tanner, wife of Mr. A. B. Tanner, of Cora, this county, died last Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. She had been ill for a long time with kidney and liver troubles. The funeral services were conducted Monday morning at ten o'clock, at the Old Pine Church, by Rev. A.A. Chapman, the burial being by Undertaker Glasburn. A husband and eight children--W.R., James L., R. H., and V.A. Tanner, and Mrs. David R. Jones, Mrs. D.Levi Davis, Mrs. Reese Jones and Miss Ella Tanner---survive her and mourn their loss. Mrs. Tanner was a member of the United Brethren Church, and was a most excellent lady.

[Note:  Mrs. Tanner passed away on Nov. 11, 1894.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 17, 1894
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


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, 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, Luther

Cpl. Luther Tate Killed In Action In North Africa
    
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tate of New Lexington, formerly of Kyger, have received a telegram from the War Department telling of the death of their son, Corporal Luther Tate. He was killed in action on April 28 in North Africa, the message revealed. He was inducted into the army Oct. 22, 1941, had served overseas for 14 months, and was connected with the postal service.
     Corporal Tate would have been 23 years old on June 5. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Wallace, who is in the air corps and stationed at Laredo, Texas and three grandparents, Mrs. Nora Jenkins Tate of Kyger and Mr. and Mrs. Horton Rife of Cheshire R. D. (near Kyger). The late Hugh Tate was also his grandfather.
     Corporal Tate had lived with the Rifes much of the time before he entered the army and was as near and dear to them as their own sons. He was a fine and popular young man. The family is broken hearted over the loss of their loved one and many friends are extending deepest sympathy.
     The telegram from Washington promised that letter would follow. Presumably it will give additional details of the tragedy and perhaps tell if and when the body will be sent home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Storys Run Cor.
Thursday, May 27, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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


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 Cause Death Of Edna Rife Taylor, 45
Old Kyger Native Had 11 Children---Rites 2:30 Sunday
    
A victim of tetanus, Mrs. Edna Rife Taylor, wife of Charles Taylor, of Oak Hill, 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, lockjaw 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
Friday, July 9, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, Georgia Mae [Johnson]

Mrs. Taylor Dies In Virginia -- Daughter of George Johnson
    
Mrs. Elmer Ray Taylor, a native of Addison tp. but a resident of Ocean View, Va., died at 4:30 Sunday morning at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium near Charlottesville, Va. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Johnson Ridge, Addison tp.
     Mrs. Taylor had been ill for seven months and death resulted from tuberculosis. She was born July 24, 1911, and her age was 25 years, 4 months, 5 days. She is survived by her husband, parents and one brother, Arthur, at home.
     The body arrived here, via Charleston, at 9:12 this morning and was taken to Entsminger’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the Addison M. E. church, with Rev. E. C. Venz in charge. Burial in Reynolds cemetery by Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 30, 1936
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, 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, 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]

Gallia Times
24 Dec. 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


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, 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, Samuel

Death of Samuel Taylor
     Samuel Taylor, son of L.D. and Sarah Taylor, was born in 1861: died at his home in Cheshire Twp., Oct. 9, 1917, aged 56 years, 11 months and 23 days.
     He was united in marriage March 6, 1886, to Rocena Rumfield. To this union were born two sons and one daughter all of whom with their mother survive him. He had been afflicted for over a year but bore his sufferings with patience and resignation, saying he was ready when the Lord should call him. He was a member of the order of Modern Woodmen who were present in a body and had charge of the funeral.
     Mr. Taylor leaves besides his family five grand-children, four sisters and two brothers. All are comforted in the truth that his sufferings are over and he now is at rest. His funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Poplar church. Service conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton. Burial by Undertaker Hix.

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


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, Stanley

Patriot Man Dies Friday At Age 65
     Stanley Taylor, 65, of Patriot died at 1 p. m. Friday in Holzer hospital. His death followed a sudden illness and his admission to the hospital was at 8 a.m. Friday.
     A farmer he had come with his family to this county at the age of one year.  He was born on Aug. 27, 1895 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to the late Thomas J. and Irene Campbell Taylor. He served in World War I and was a member of Lafayette Post, American Legion. His marriage to the former Mildred Myers took place on July 24, 1941 and she survives along with a son and a daughter, Stanley Jr., and Debra Ann, both at home.
     Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Patriot Methodist church.  Rev. Frank Fulton will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home.  The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon and evening.  Lafayette Post will hold military rites.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 04, 1961
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


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 (Ras)

Wm. Taylor Dies; Rites 2 Wednesday
    
William (Ras) Taylor died Monday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Douglas M. Johnson, on Route 35 near this city. He was born here and spent the 64 years of his life in this community. In addition to the sister, he is survived by several nephews who are in the armed services.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at George J. Wetherholt & Sons funeral home. Rev. Mary Lou Henderson, pastor of John Gee Methodist Church will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 27, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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


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


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


Thaxton, Mary

Death at Bidwell
    
Mrs. Mary Thaxton, widow of the late James Thaxton, of Bidwell, died Monday evening November 9, 1903 after a year of suffering. Her funeral services were conducted this Wednesday morning at Campaign Church by Rev. W. J. Fulton. She was a splendid good woman and left a number of children to mourn the loss of an affectionate and devoted mother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday Evening
November 11, 1903
Transcribed by 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

Ross Thaxton, 67, Died This Morning
Rites 2 Saturday At Baptist Church On Campaign
      Ross Thaxton, who had been in poor health for a decade, died of a stroke at 5 o’clock this morning at his home near White Oak. Mr. Thaxton had entered his 68th year, having been born on April 23, 1876, in the Campaign community. He was a son of James and Mary Erwin Thaxton and was a brother of Perry Thaxton of this city.
     On Nov. 10, 1892, he married Edna Fulton, daughter of John V. Fulton of White Oak, and she and these three children survive him: Thelma Hamilton of East Orange, N. J., Violet Hoopes of Boston, and Marvin Thaxton of Cheshire and there are five grandchildren.
     Rev. E. C. Venz will conduct the funeral services at 2 o’clock (fast time) Saturday at the Campaign Baptist Church of which decedent was a member. Burial there by Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 2, 1943
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


Thaxton, William B.

      DIEDWm. B. Thaxton, a pioneer resident of this county, died on the 16th. He was born at Appomattox, Va., and came to this county in 1848. He was a good citizen and a member of the Baptist church of long standing. A companion and several children are left to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. R. Denney, deceased having selected his own funeral text, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” Burial by Glassburn in Wilt Cemetery.

[Note: 9/13/1814 - 5/16/1897; Age 82 yrs. 8 mos. 3 das., Morgan Twp. His tombstone has that he died in 1887. He was married to Frances A. Gregory Thaxton.]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, May 25, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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 Paper
No date
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, 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, 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


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, Francis

     1832 August 2, Francis Thierry, age 67, died of typhus fever in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio. Native of France. Emigrated in 1790, one of the first settlers of Marietta. He left a wife and a large family of children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father. On May 25, 1815 he married Fanny Blake.  (date of newspaper), Francis Therry, deceased, per the March 17, 1837 Administrator's Sale (David Blake). Ref: Marietta Gazette of March 17, 1837, pg. 3, col. 4; American Friend &. Marietta Gazette of August 25, 1832, pg. 3, col. 5; and Western Republican, and Marietta Advertiser of August 25, 1832, Vol. II, No. 34, pg. 3, col. 3.

Unknown Document
Unknown Date
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


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.

[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                                                                     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]

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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.

Galipolis paper
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, Blanche [Hampton]

Mrs. Thomas Aged 56, Dies at Cheshire 
Her Invalidism Dates Back 9 Years
Rites Will Be Held AT 2 Friday

     Blanche Thomas, wife of Warren Thomas, died at 11:45 last night at their home in Cheshire. She had been in very poor health for nine years and spent considerable time in the Holzer Hospital, the last period in August.
     She was the daughter of James and Marie McCurty Hampton and was born June 4, 1883, her age being 56 years, 7 months, 26 days. The Thomases were married March 10, 1901. The husband and a daughter, Mary Ellen, at home, survive. Also surviving are sisters, Mrs. Belle Ramsey of Belle, W. Va., Misses Hattie and Lillie Hampton of Gallipolis.
     Decedent was a member of the Little Kyger Christian church. The Thomas Home was the red brick house, once the Washington Thomas home, just below Cheshire village.
     Funeral services will be held at the Cheshire Baptist church at 2 o'clock Friday, with Rev. E.S. Higginbotham, pastor, in charge. Burial at Gravel Hill by J.L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 31, 1940
Transcribed by J. Farley


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, 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]

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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, 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]

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Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Thomas, Earl

Earl Thomas Meets Death In Slate Fall
Son of Oscar Thomas Of Kyger Is Killed In Mine Back of Pomeroy
    
Earl Thomas, aged about 36, who was born and reared near Kyger, was killed by a slate fall in the Davis coal mine at Rock Springs, back of Pomeroy, Monday morning. A son, who was working nearby, escaped injury when parts of the mine roof tumbled down without warning.
     Decedent was a son of Oscar (Bobbie) Thomas, who since the death of his wife, November 24, 1936, has been living in the Boice property in the lower end of Kyger. Thomas’s body was not badly mangled. Death, it was said, resulted from injuries to abdomen, which was crushed, and his leg was broken at the hip.
     About the time of his mother’s death, Earl Thomas’s home and store, located not far from where he was killed, were destroyed by fire. Lately he and family had been living on the Pomeroy Athens road near the Log Cabin filling station.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Sarah Ward, daughter of Frank Ward, and several children. Francis, son, was standing within four feet of the father, it was learned this afternoon, when the latter was crushed to the mine floor. The other children are Ada May, Louise, Opal and Archie.
     There also survive two sisters, Elizabeth, wife of Cyrus Darst of Langsville and Bessie, who lives with her father. Mrs. George Maze of this city and the late C. E. Fife, county surveyor, were first cousins of the decedent.
     Funeral services will be held at the Rock Springs church at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Burial at Gravel Hill, Cheshire, by Finsterwald.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 14, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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]

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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, Elenor L. [Luikart]

     Elenor L. Thomas, 68, 425 Lewis Drive, died Monday, May 21, 1990 at University Hospital, Columbus. She was born May 11, 1922 at Red House, W. Va., daughter of the late Joseph A. and Etta Hurley Luikart. She was a graduate of Rio Grande High School, a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Debrah Circle.
     She is survived by her husband, Eldon Thomas, whom she married Feb. 22, 1947 in Catlettsburg, Ky. Also surviving is one son, Kem Thomas of Lakewood, Ohio; one daughter, Meg Thomas of Gallipolis; four sisters, Mary J. Phillips, Margaret J. Sullivan and Mrs. William (Barbara) Smeltzer, all of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Charles (Irene) Weaver of New Haven, W. Va.; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph in 1973 and one sister, Marie Glassburn.
     Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel with Rev. Joe Hefner officiating. Burial will be in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 22, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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 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 Eldon

     GALLIPOLIS - Joseph Eldon Thomas, 25, or 425 Lewis Drive, died at 1:10 p.m., Friday at his home following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 27, 1947, at Gallipolis, son of Eldon and Elenor Luikart Thomas.
     He is survived by a brother, Kem Rardin Thomas; a sister, Meg Ellen Thomas; his grandparents, Edwin Thomas, Gallipolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Luikart, also of Gallipolis.
     Mr. Thomas was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hawks officiating. Burial will be in Tyn Rhos Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
February 25, 1973
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, Nancy J. “Nettie” [Stetson]

Mrs. Nettie Thomas, Aged 87, Passes At Home On 4th Ave.
     Mrs. Nettie Thomas, who was 87 years old on August 15, died at 9:25 last night at 529 Fourth avenue. She had been bedfast but a week, but her illness dates back three years, and she was too feeble on her last birthday to permit of any celebration of the event.
     Her full name was Nancy Jeannette Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was the widow of Matthew Thomas, a Union soldier and her married life was spent at Eureka. After his death 28 years ago, she and family moved to this city. At the aforementioned street address, she and her youngest child, Mrs. Esther Broyles made their home, and she was given every attention.
     The other children surviving are Mrs. Jennie Scherschel and Mrs. May Craft, wife of George Craft, Gallipolis; Harry and Chauncey Thomas, both of Columbus; Mrs. Ruby Franklin, Eureka, and Mrs. Marie Alexander, who lived at Cambridge, Ohio, when last heard from but is not believed to be there now.
     Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Eureka M. E. church and was a kind and devoted mother. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday at the Eureka charge, with Rev. George Sagen and Rev. C. L. Thayer in charge. Burial at Bethel, back of Bladen, by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: Aug. 15, 1849 – Aug. 31, 1936. She was the daughter of John W. & Sarah Ball Stetson.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 1, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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, Stanley Raymond “Nate”

Pobst Eulogizes Thomas At Rites
Funeral Services Held For Aviation Cadet At Eno
    “This service in a way becomes a symbol of the devotion of all young men in this area and from our college to the winning of the present conflict, and it is a tribute to their courage in the achievement of a better life in a new world.” Thus spoke President B. Lloyd Pobst at Rio Grande College this afternoon at the final rites for Stanley Raymond “Nate” Thomas, 22-year-old who was killed Sunday in an airplane crash at Willoughby, O.
     The Eno Methodist Church was overflowing with friends and relatives of the youth, who was graduated from the Gallia County college in 1941 to continue his education at Annapolis and at Iowa City’s naval air school. The Maurice Thomas home at White Oak was littered with flowers from all over the state.
     Dean William A. Lewis read the obituary. It was a military funeral with a squad from LaFayette Post No. 27, American Legion, firing a last salute.
     Present were the uncles for whom “Nate” was named: Raymond Palmer, Columbus, and Stanley Thomas, Marengo, O.; P. E. Thomas and Gary Jensen, of Plain City were there, and Mrs. Stella LeNaux, Columbus. Grandfather of the decedent, B. F. Palmer, who has been in poor health, attended.
     Burial in charge of J. L. Coleman, took place in the Robinson cemetery one mile this side of Eno on State Route 554.

[Note: Jan. 16, 1921 – Aug. 1, 1943. His parents were Maurice Mayne & Lelia Marie Palmer Thomas.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 5, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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


Thompson, Albert Ross
Thompson, Thelma M. [Perry]

One Of Three Auto Accident Victims Buried
Thompsons To Be Buried At Cheshire Cemetery
Relatives Live At Kanauga
    
Only one of the three killed in the Christmas eve accident north of Chillicothe has been buried. Arrangements for the double funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ross Thompson will probably be announced late today, Undertaker Chapman of Henderson said this morning. The bodies were then at his funeral home.
     Funeral services for Grace Hartley were to start at 2 today at the Kingtown Christian church in charge of Miss Josie Smith. Burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.
     The Thompsons will likely be interred in Gravel Hill cemetery. Miss Hartley was the only child of Orville Hartley and was born in or near Pt. Pleasant 23 years ago. She had worked in Columbus the last two years.
     Fred C. Carper, owner and driver of the car and the only survivor, said after the accident he and Miss Hartley were to have been married New Year’s day. When the accident occurred Carper and Miss Hartley were on their way to Pt. Pleasant; and the Thompsons were planning to visit relatives at Kanauga and Cheshire and Henderson on Christmas and during the weekend.
     Thompson would have been 42 years old yesterday. He was a son of Will Thompson, retired rural mail carrier at Cheshire. Mrs. Thompson was 26 years old, was born and reared in and around Henderson, and was a daughter of the late William Perry. Her mother, Mrs. Bessie Perry, and a brother, Jesse Perry, both live in Kanauga. Rev. Andrew Perry of Henderson is another brother.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 28, 1936

Dual Funeral Held For Auto Crash Victims
Albert Ross Thompson And Wife Buried Today; Grace Hartley Yesterday
    
Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ross Thompson, who were killed in an automobile crash Christmas eve, were concluded during the noon hour. Their bodies were removed from the Chapman funeral parlors at Henderson to the Baptist church at Cheshire, and services were began at 11 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Phillips, pastor, officiated. Interment was made in Gravel Hill cemetery.
     The funeral of Miss Grace Hartley, 23, the third victim of the accident that happened north of Chillicothe, was held at the Kingstown Christian church, Pt. Pleasant, yesterday afternoon. The edifice could not seat the large crown. Among those attending the Hartley rites was Fred Carper of Columbus, driver and owner of the ill-fated car and fiancée of Miss Hartley. He escaped from the crash with a minor injury in one leg. He was accompanied to Pt. Pleasant by his parents and brother. After the accident Carper revealed that he and Miss Hartley were to have been married on New Year’s day.
     Miss Hartley was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hartley, who live apart, he in Henderson and she with her parents or other relatives in Pt. Pleasant. She had been employed in Columbus a year or more and it is understood lived at the same address on E. Long st., as the Thompsons.
     Thompson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson, two brothers, Charles and Thomas, all of Cheshire. There are three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Niemeyer, Mechanicsburg, O. Mrs. Nell Bro, Columbus and Mrs. Lenore Worley of Delaware.
     Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late William Perry of Henderson. Her mother, Mrs. Bessie Perry, lives at Kanauga.

KANAUGA
     The pleasant Christmas anticipated by Mrs. William Perry was turned into a sorrowful one when the news reached her of the death of her daughter, Mrs. Thelma Thompson and husband, Albert Ross Thompson, who were killed in an automobile crash near Chillicothe. Thelma’s mother lives here with her son, Jesse, in the home he recently purchased from Harry Carter, and the mother came to live with him after the death of his wife last summer.
[Note: Albert Ross Thompson - 12/27/1896 - 12/24/1936; Age 39 yrs. 11 mos. 27 das. He was the son of William E. & Amy Hawley Thompson. Thelma M. Perry Thompson - 1/10/1909 - 12/24/1936; Age 27 yrs. 11 mos. 24 days. She was the daughter of William A. & Alice Morrow Perry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 29, 1936

Relatively Few At Thompsons’ Rites
    
The attendance at the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ross Thompson at Cheshire yesterday was quite small, as there had been but little opportunity to apprise the public of the arrangements. Not until Monday night were the arrangements completed. Owing to the condition of the bodies, both having been battered and lacerated in the auto crash of Christmas eve, the coffins were not opened after they left the Chapman funeral parlors in Henderson.
     The pall bearers were William and Cecil Hawley, Clarence Little, Fred Mulford, William Scott and Otto Rothgeb.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 30, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, Dora Mrs.

Widow of J. B. Thompson Dies in Morgan Tp. 
Funeral Will Be Held At Home Of C.E. Thomas At Eno At 2 Saturday
     Mrs Dora Thompson, highly esteemed woman of wide acquaintance in Gallia and Meigs counties died Thursday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, former Commissioner and Mrs. Charles E. Thomas, at Eno. She was the widow of Joseph B. Thompson, prominent as a stock-breeder and a former commissioner of the county. Mrs. Thompson had been in a serious condition for several months and her death was hastened by a fracture of a hip received in a fall last July.
     Since the death of Mr. Thompson in 1918 Mrs. Thompson divided her time among her children but she had been at the home of the Thomases for some time prior to her accident. Her maiden name was Dora Wilcox and she was a daughter of William Wilcox. She was born 77 years ago in Salem tp. There survive two daughters besides the one named -Mrs. Ethel Ralph, widow of Morris Ralph, of Athens; Mrs. Gail Bean, Columbus, also three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Thomas home at 2 o'clock Saturday. Burial at Salem Center.

Gallipolis Tribune
Nov. 15, 1935
Transcribed by J. Farley


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, 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, 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, J. Earl

     J. Earl (Tommy) Thompson, 86, died Sunday at Otterbein Home, Lebanon. A native of Gallipolis, Mr. Thompson has been a resident of Columbus for many years. Mr. Thompson was a retired employee of the city of Columbus, and a retired advertising specialities salesman.
     He was a former member of the North Broadway United Methodist Church and Franklin County Republican Club. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 82, and was a World War I veteran.
     Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Johnston Thompson, in 1975. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. William (Mary Alice) Esseltyn of Mentor, Ohio, and two grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Southwick Funeral Chapel, 3100 N.High Street, where friends may call Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the services. Rev. William Tolliver will officiate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 16, 1979
Transcribed by Henny Evans


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, 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 Loogan  

     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


Thornberry, Alice  [Neal]

     Alice Neal Thornberry, 76, died Jan. 16 at Oklahoma Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of the Shepherd Manor Retirement Center operated by the First Presbyterian Church.
     She was born in 1911 in Gallipolis. She attended Stephens College and Ohio State University. She married L. Howard Thornberry in 1934, who precedes her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Ellen McPherson of Edmond, Okla. and Fran Callaway, of Tulsa, Okla., and three grandchildren.
     She was a lifelong volunteer for the Red Lands Council of Girl Scouts, winning their top two awards for voluntarism; the Thanks Badge and the Juliet Low Award. She served two terms as president of the Council's Board of Directors and was instrumental in the founding of the Council's camp and served on the Girl Scout Staff as Director of Field Services for 17 years prior to her retirement.
     She also was named Woman of The Year by the Town Club of Oklahoma City. She sang in the choir at the First Presbyterian Church from 1959 until her death.
     In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Red Lands Council of Girl Scouts or First Presbyterian Church Music Fund. Memorial service was held Jan. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church, directed by Hahn Cook/Street & Draper.

[Note: She was the daughter of Lola Cherrington and Gilbert Neal.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1987
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thornburg, Norma [Meadows]

     Mrs. Norma “Mammaw” Meadows Thornburg, 70, of 304 Park Ave., Barboursville, W.Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1991, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, by Dr. Jack Haga. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
     She was born July 1, 1921, in Gallia County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Oliver and Minnie Meadows. She was employed for several years as a Tupperware dealer and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. She was a member of Highlawn Presbyterian Church; V.F.W. Post 9738 Auxiliary in Guyandotte; and American Legion Post 177, Barboursville.
     She was preceded in death by two sisters. Survivors include her husband, Richard O. Thornburg; one daughter, Marcia Thornburg Noel of Barboursville; one grandson, J. Michael Noel of Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Jamie M. Noel of Barboursville; four sisters, Helen Bloomer of Gallipolis, Ohio, Margaret Smith of Kanauga, Ohio, Mrs. Paul “Clarice” Baumgardner of Lesage and Mrs. Carl (Velma) Ellis of Cora, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Thorne, Alva W.

Mr. Thorne Of Rio Grande Is Dead At 87
     A. W. Thorne, 87, well-known resident of Rio Grande and a former contributor to local publications, died at 7 a.m. today at his home. He was a member of the methodist church for 66 years and is widely known in the county.
     Mr. Thorne was born on Nov. 18, 1873 to the late John and Martha Rowand Thorne in Wirt county, W. Va. He came to this county in 1920 from Akron. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Eldora, Alexander and Golden Thorne.
     His first marriage was to the former Ruth Emma Howard on April 5, 1891. She died in 1920. Eleven children who survive are Everett, Miner, and Hubert, all of Akron; Mrs. Ada Fox of Columbus, Merchant of Alliance, Mrs. Reynold (Edna) Ropeter of Zanesville, Mrs. Thomas (Ruth) Perry of Athens, King of Hunker, Pa., Fred of Jupiter, Fla., Ernest and Mrs. Clarence (Goldie) Davis, both of Rio Grande.     There are 32 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
     His second marriage was to the former Anna McCarley on Feb. 24, 1940, who preceded him in death in 1952. Step-children who survive are Mrs. Glenn Daniels of Akron, Irvin McCarley of Bellaire, Herbert of Columbus and Clarence of Wooster.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Simpson Chapel Methodist church. Rev. Roy Wigal will officiate and burial will follow in Calvary cemetery under the direction of Wetherholt-Elliot-Sanders Funeral home. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church prior to the service. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening and until the hour of service.

[Note: First and middle names gleaned from cemetery entry. Died- 1961. Burial in Calvary Baptist cemetery.]

Unknown publicaton
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Thorne, Bessie

     Miss Bessie Thorne, eldest child of Mr. Charles Thorne, died of diphtheria last Saturday forenoon. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 6, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Thorniley, Clara [Graham]

Mrs. Thorniley Is Claimed Thursday Afternoon; Rites To Be Saturday
Had Suffered Fractured Hip On March 13
     Mrs. Clara Graham Thorniley, whose physical condition had worsened since she fell and fractured a hip on March 13, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at her home, 633 Second Ave. She was 84 years old last Jan. 29 and the widow of Friend F. Thorniley, one-time county auditor.
     After the mishap, which occurred at her home, Mrs. Thorniley spent several weeks in the Holzer Hospital. She was taken there again last month, staying until Tuesday of last week. She lapsed into unconsciousness Wednesday night and did not rally.
     Mrs. Thorniley was a life-long resident of Gallia County and the scion of two prominent families. Her parents were William and Martha McCormick Graham and she was born between Clipper Mills and Raccoon Island on Jan. 29, 1864.
     Funeral services will be held at 4:30 Saturday at the new Waugh Funeral Home, in charge of Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
The pall bearers will be S.B. Huntington, William P. Cherrington, H.B. Ecker, Carl Myers, F.C. Ghrist and A. Fontana.
     Decedent attended Clay Twp. schools and the Gallipolis High School. On Oct. 31, 1889, she and Mr. Thorniley of the same neighborhood were united in marriage by Rev. P. Henry.
     For 16 years they lived at Raccoon Island, he being a prosperous farmer and a graduate of Marietta College. In 1904 he was elected county auditor and moved here the following year. On retiring from the office Mr. Thorniley engaged in the produce business and later acquired what had been the home of Captain Miles Brown - now as then one of the finest homes in Gallipolis. Mr. Thorniley died at Miami Beach on Jan 29, 1920.
     They are survived by one daughter, Miss Ruth, who gave her full measure of tender devotion down through the years.
     Mrs. Thorniley was a member of the Methodist Church but was not identified with any other groups. She reciprocated her daughter's solicitude and love and centered her attention on her home. Her hobby was writing, but the products of her pen were not publicized but reserved for her circle of friends.
Mrs. Thorniley was a woman of great vigor that enabled her to withstand long suffering from diabetes, culminating in two recent strokes.
     She was the last of her generation of the Graham family who had an important part in Gallia county affairs for many decades.

[Note from Stone: 1864-1948]

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


Thorniley, F.F.

F.F. Thorniley Dead
Prominent Business Man of Gallipolis Dies in Florida
    A message from Miami, Florida, received by the local Elk Lodge this Thursday morning, announced the sudden death of F.F. Thorniley at the Pershing Hotel in that city. The news was a shock to the entire community.
     Only ten days ago Mr. Thorniley left for the South with Messrs. Spear and Wall to spend the winter, in the hope of "getting rid of this," he said to the writer, putting his hand on his chest, and referring undoubtedly to a cough which had bothered him for years, but which he had never regarded as serious.
The cause of death is as yet unknown here, but may have been pneumonia, heart trouble, or strangling in a fit of coughing. Word was sent immediately to the Miami Elks to ship the body home.
     Mr. Thorniley's wife, and daughter Miss Ruth, were plunged into deep distress by the wholly unexpected news, his last letter to them having expressed them the delightful time he was having in the South. Besides his immediate family, he leaves a sister, Mrs. W.H. Tomlinson of Dayton. Funeral arrangements are not yet made. He was 60 years old.
     F.F. Thorniley was an officer in the Gill Produce Company, a prosperous business in the city. He served two terms as County Auditor, and previous to that was the owner of two or three river-bottom farms below Gallipolis. He was a prudent and successful man in business, and accumulated a modest fortune. He was educated at Marietta College, graduating in 1884, and was a classmate of Gen. Dawes of Chicago, who was one of his best friends all through life.

[Note: His full name was Friend Flack Thorniley and he is buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in
Gallipolis as are his wife Clara and daughter Ruth.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 29, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Thorniley, Friend F.

Mr. Thorniley's Remains Arrived From Florida
Particulars Regarding His Death
     The remains of the late Mr. F.F. Thorniley arrived here today noon on the Hocking Valley Train from Miami, FL. The funeral will be conducted from his late residence Wednesday at 2 P.M. by Rev. Albion Ross of the Episcopal Church and Rev. D. F. Wood of the Methodist Church, interment to follow at Mound Hill by Hayward under auspices of the local order of Elks of which Mr. Thorniley was a member.
     Those selected as pall bearers are D.G. Gill, J.C. Myers, H.W. Cherrington, Will Spear, Dr. J. A. Lupton and W.P. Beall. Those here to attend the funeral of Mr. Thorniley are Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tomlinson of Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Thorniley, Adam Thorniley, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Best, Miss Helen Dorman and Harry Dorman, all of Marietta and Capt. and Mrs. Jerry Brown of Raccoon Island.
     The following article regarding Mr. Thorniley's death is taken from a Miami paper.
By the death yesterday afternoon of F.F. Thorniley in the surf in front of Smith's Casino, Miami Beach, experience what many will persist in calling a drowning--the second in the history of the beach and the first at Smith's Casino, although his place has been in continuous operation the past 18 years. The other was a real drowning and it occurred when a soldier boy--a marine--lost his life while rescuing a young woman from the surf just north of Hardie's Place. This was about a week before Christmas, a year ago.
     The death yesterday, however, was not due to drowning but to heart failure. This statement was made by Dr. Charles Wyeth, a visiting physician from Terre Haute, IN, who examined the body a short time after it had been brought to the beach. Dr. Wyeth also stated that the man was dead when taken from the water.
Willing hands worked with pulmator and the limbs until it became evident that there was no life in the body. Bathers noticed the aged man floating on the water, but thought nothing of it until of them spoke to him and receiving no answer looked closer and saw that he was either dead or dying.

[Note: Friend F. Thorniley...wife Clara Graham]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 2, 1920
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Thornily, Ruth E.

Miss Thornily Claimed At Age 76 On Tuesday
     Miss Ruth E. Thornily, 76, of 633 Second Ave., died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Gallipolis Medical Center Hospital, where she had been a patient several weeks. She had been in failing health for a year and a half.
Born March 7, 1891, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Friend S. and Clara Graham Thornily. She never married.
     Miss Thornily was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Fr. Albert H. MacKenzie. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home.

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


Thornton, John Henry

GALLIPOLIS
J. H. THORTON, 100, DIES; BELIEVED GALLA'S OLDEST
     GALLIPOLIS -- John Henry Thornton, 100, reported to be the oldest resident of Gallia County, died yesterday at the Johnson rest home at 1124 First Ave. at 5:30 p.m.
     He was born Oct. 8, 1851 in Harrison Township, the son of Henry Warden and Susie DeWitt Thornton and one of 11 children. His father served in the Civil War and lived a long life as did most of the family. Mr. Thornton spent his entire life in this area farming and was educated at a school in Harrison.
     Eighty years ago he married Elizabeth Short and eight daughters were born to them. Seven survive. Mrs. Ollie Yeany, Mrs. Omar (Ota) Barnett, Mrs. Homer (Rena) Sowers, Mrs. Herschel (Lucille) Porter and Mrs. Zanna Benning, all of Springfield; Mrs. Effie Notter of Columbus and Mrs. John White of Gallipolis, the
latter who cared for her father prior to his entrance into the rest home. The other daughter Mrs. Emma Berriage, died in 1923. Mrs. Thornton died Jan. 5, 1925 at the family's home on Claylick Road.
     Also surving are a sister and a brother, who are Firman Thornton of Harrison Township and Mrs. George S. (Hanna) Lewis of Gallipolis. Mr. Thornton retired at the age of 80 and then lived with his daughters.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Lincoln Ridge United Brethren Church. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral  home until the funeral hour.

Athens Messenger
August 26, 1952
Contributed by Joyce Robinson                                                                    Top of Page


Thornton, Lewis G.

Lewis G. Thornton Died Thursday--Funeral 2 [o'clock] Saturday
     Lewis G. Thornton, aged 69, a prominent Walnut Township farmer, died Thursday afternoon at his home after a lingering illness. He was born and reared in Walnut Township and spent his entire life there. He had occupied his present home, which is not far this side of Waterloo, for the past 25 years.
     His wife, Cynthia Myers-Thornton, died twelve years ago and since that time he and his only son, Irvin, had lived together at the family home. In addition to the son, three daughters also survive, Mrs. Gomer Stewart, Mrs. Evan Bradshaw and Mrs. Gladys Miller, all of Dayton. He also leaves three brothers, Clint of Patriot R.D.; John of Lecta and Elmer of Rocky Hill and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wray of Columbus and Miss Ada Thornton of Lecta and eight grandchildren. He was an active member of Symmes Valley Grange at Waterloo.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Flag Springs Methodist Church with Rev. James Lane officiating. Burial in the nearby cemetery by W.W. Phillips.

[Note: Death Certificate..born June 20, 1872; died Feb 27, 1941; aged 68 years, 8 months and 7 days of age. Parents: Arphaxad Thornton and Mariah Pernell. Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb., 1941
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Thornton, Mariah

Death of Mrs. A. D. Thornton
     Mrs. Mariah Thornton, wife of A. D. Thornton, and a most estimable lady, died at their home in Walnut township, April 8, 1895, after a sickness of more than a year from consumption.
     She was a member of the M. E. Church at Sand Fork, and enjoyed both in life and in the trying hour of death all the blessings and comforts which only the redeemed are permitted to enjoy, and left the consoling evidence to her bereaved friends that all was “well with her soul.”
     She leaves besides her loving husband, four sons and two daughters, as well as a host of warm friends to mourn their irreparable loss.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 17, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Thornton, Nelson

Nelson Thornton, 73, Dies Monday Night
    
GALLIPOLIS - Nelson Thornton, age 73, retired farmer, died Monday night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Folden, Gallipolis, R. 1.  Mr. Thornton had been ill of a malignant ailment for several months.
     Surviving him besides his wife, who was the former Cora McCall, are one son Melbra Thornton of Jackson; three brothers and a sister: Norman Thornton of Leroy, Kansas, Albert of near Springfield; Mrs. Hannah Lewis and Forman [Firman] Thornton of Gallipolis. As a WPA foreman for a number of years, Mr. Thornton was well-known throughout the county.
     Rev. John Spires of Columbus will officiate at the funeral services which will be held at Mt. Carmel at two o’clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will follow in the cemetery there.

[Note: 8/15/1872 - 11/27/1944 Son of Henry W. & Susanna DeWitt Thornton]

Athens Messenger
Wednesday, November 29, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Thrall, Frank R.

Death Of Frank R Thrall
     Frank R. Thrall died at Detroit, April 1, 1910. The remains were brought here, accompanied by his brother-in-law, John W. Dages, and taken to the residence of Hollis C. Johnston, who is also a brother-in-law. The funeral was held Monday afternoon by Rev. Cherrington, interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son.
     Mr. Thrall was born at Columbus, O., Sept 27, 1860. He came to Gallipolis in 1879 as a civil engineer on the preliminary work of the Ohio & West Virginia Railroad. He married Millie C. Dages, daughter of the late John Dages, Feb. 23, 1888, and to this union was born one daughter, Cora Thrall, now 13 years of age. Mr. Thrall was engaged for several years in the wheel and spoke manufacturing business at Muncie, Ind., but since 1905 has lived at Detroit where he was engaged in the manufacturing of motors. He was a Knight Templar, a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason; and a gentleman who was very popular with all who knew him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Apr 8, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Thrall, Frank

Dies in Detroit
Body Brot Here for Burial
     Frank Thrall passed away suddenly last Friday night at his home in Detroit. He had been in failing health for some time and his death was due to Bright’s disease. Mr. Thrall came here from Columbus with the first engineering corps of the Hocking Valley Railroad and was married to Miss Millie Dages in 1888. She, with a twelve year old daughter, Miss Carol, and one brother, who resides in Columbus, survive him. For the past seven years Mr. Thrall had been engaged in the manufacture of motor boats at Detroit and for several years previous was in the manufacturing business in Muncie, Ind.
     Mrs. Thrall and daughter, accompanied by her brother, John W. Dages, and wife, arrived here Sunday evening and the body reached here Monday morning. The funeral services were held at the residence of his brother-in-law, H. C. Johnston, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. A. P. Cherrington and the body was laid to rest in Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward & Son The following were pall bearers: Frank Barlow, G. A. Roedell, J. A. Lupton, Will Clendenin, W. B. Shober and E. W. Vanden.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, April 6, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tillay, F.B.

     In Louisville, Ky., on the 25th ult., F. B. Tillay, formerly of this place.


The Gallipolis Journal
March 6, 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Tilton, Garnet [Chick]

Mrs. Tilton Dead
     Mrs. Garnet Chick Tilton, wife of Elmer Tilton and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Chick of Green Township, passed away on Monday of last week at the home of her parents. She was brought from Youngstown, where she had made her home since her marriage in 1915, the week before by her mother and mother-in-law, Mrs. William Tilton.
     Mrs. Tilton's death brings sorrow to a wide circle of friends, as she was a fine woman, whose many good qualities endeared her to all.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Chick residence Wednesday by Rev. J. L. Porter, burial following in the Mound Hill Cemetery by undertaker Wetherholt.

[Note: Dates from death certificate: B.13 Jun 1891 - D.12 March 1917]

Gallipolis paper
March 12, 1917
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Tilton, Marrium

     DIED - Mrs. Marrium Tilton was born in New Hampshire in 1787 and moved with her father to Ohio in 1800 and was married to Z. Tilton in 1817, moved to Meigs county in 1837, moved to Gallia county in 1854 and died April 3rd 1870 in her eighty-fourth year. She had been a member of the M. E. Church from her youth up, and lived a Christain life. "We weep not as those who have no hope." Jemima Schilling

[Note: buried in Clay Chapel Cemetery in Clay Township]

Gallipolis Journal
April 28, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Tinkle, Sarah L. [Cooper]

Mrs. Tinkle Dies at Home of Pearl Rife
     Funeral services are being held this afternoon at Old Kyger Baptist church for Sarah L. Tinkle, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Rife at the head of Storys Run in Cheshire tp. Rev. E. C. Venz, Kanauga, is officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery.
     Mrs. Tinkle's death followed an illness of six months. She was the daughter of John Cooper and was born near Pomeroy May 25, 1857, and her age at death was 77 years and 19 days.
     She was twice married. Both her husbands, four sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Surviving children, besides Mrs. Rife, are Clarence Salser, Portland, Oregon; Carmile Salser, Brooks, Canada; Vane Salser, Greeley Colorado; Maynard Salser, Keresy Colorado.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune; Front Page
Friday, June 15, 1934
From the newspaper collection of Harold and Odella Mack
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech


Tipton, Celena

Death of Mrs. Tipton
     Mrs. Celena Tipton, wife of Harvey Tipton, died at her home in Walnut township Wednesday evening, Nov. 3rd, aged about 45 years.
     She is survived by a husband, five sons and one daughter. She also left sisters, Mrs. L. L. Cherrington of Chillicothe, and Mrs. James Walter, of Lincoln.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Neal, interment by Undertaker Myers at Drummond Hill cemetery, Friday, Nov. 5, 1909. The relatives will have the sympathy of everyone in their bereavement.

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


Tipton, Ella M. [Ridlesberger]

Mrs. Tipton, 80, Succumbs
     Mrs. Ella M. Tipton, 80, a retired practical nurse, who resided at 1013 Second Ave., died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in a Hamden Rest Home. She had been a patient there for five months.
     Mrs. Tipton was born in Franklin county Nov. 23, 1884, daughter of the late Richard and Mary Ridlesberger Owens. She was twice married, her first being to Elbred Schuemacher, who died in 1943, and her second was to Stanton Tipton, a retired railroad man, who died in January 1960.
     She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles Klausman of Columbus. Three surviving great nieces are Anna Mae, Hazel and Hilda Halley of Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Tipton was a member of Grace Methodist Church, but in the past several years had attended the First Baptist Church. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Joseph C. Chapman will officiate, and entombment will be in Winchester Abbey at Canal Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 8, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tipton, Henry

Henry Tipton Dead
     We are indeed sorry to be called upon to note the passing of Mr. Henry Tipton, who died at this home in Cheshire township on Sunday afternoon, June 7, 1914, after an illness extending over a period of several months. His funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Poplar church, and were largely attended by neighbors and friends, all of whom held Mr. Tipton in the highest esteem.
     Henry Tipton was born in Gallia County and lived here all his life. He would have been 69 years of age on July first. Forty-five years ago he was married to Elizabeth Coughenour, who survives him. They were the parents of one child, a bright boy, who died at the age of three years.
     Mr. Tipton was a member of Campaign F. W. B. Church and was a loyal, faithful and regular attendant while health permitted. Beside his bereft wife, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Perry Swisher of Cheshire, and Mrs. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grande.

Gallia Times
About June 7, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Tipton, John Douglass

John D. Tipton, Logan Councilman, Dies Friday
     LOGAN - City Councilman, John Douglass Tipton, 73, died at his home, 1002 Church St., Friday afternoon. Death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered in September, following which complications developed which confined him to his home until the time of his death.
     Born in Gallia County, he spent his early years on a farm, going as a young man to the furniture factory in Gallipolis where he learned the trade of cabinet maker. Skilled in his trade, he had spent 52 years in the Gallipolis and Logan factories, coming to the old Snyder Furniture Factory 31 years ago. He was a foreman in the cabinet department at Sun Glow when he was stricken last September.
     While a resident of Gallia County, he served four years on the city council at Gallipolis and was also a member of the Board of Health. He has been councilman of Precinct B in the first ward in Logan for the past seven years. He is a charter member of the McKinley Republican Club in Logan, member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. No. 269, of Gallipolis, member of the Gallia Council No. 114 D. of A., and a member of the Logan Knights of Pythias No. 119.
     In 1894, he was married to Molly Wilson of Lawrence County. She preceded him in death in 1934. One daughter, Lucie Susan, died in 1905, and another daughter, Mary Irene, of the home, survives. He leaves two brothers, Calvin, Glen Rock, Wyo., and Charles, Kyger, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cremeens, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Mary J. Sheets and Mrs. Ada Evans of Gallipolis.  Two brothers, Harvey and Wilson, preceded him in death.
     Brief services will be held at the Heinlein Funeral Home Monday at 8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning the body will be taken to Gallipolis where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. (slow time) at the Entsminger Funeral Home, with Rev. Clinton Swengel and the Gallia Council No. 114 and the D. of A. will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Pine St. Cemetery by the Heinlein Funeral Directors.

Athens Sunday Messenger
December 24, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tipton, John F. Rev.

Rev. J.F. Tipton, 66, Dies Suddenly At Williamsburg;

Rites, O. Chapel, 2 Sunday

     Rev. John F. Tipton, Baptist minister, who had been an active figure in church circles of this county for years, died of a heart attack this morning at Williamsburg, Clermont county, Ohio, where he had been conducting a revival. He would have been 66 years old in March.
     Lately Rev. Mr. Tipton had called Marion his home; and that is where his son, Morris, lived. Previously over a period of about 20 years he had lived at Clipper Mills. The news of his passing came as a shock to his relatives, old friends and neighbors.
     It has been arranged for A. E. Tope to bring the body to the home of the daughter, Mrs. R. M. Harrison, 657 Third ave., late today. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at Ohio Chapel, near which he had lived until a couple of years ago.
     Children surviving, in addition to the two already named, are Mrs. Raymond Plymale of Charleston, Mrs. Arthur Freece of Prospect, and Mrs. Herbert Jacobs of Cocoa, Florida.
     Mr. Tipton was born and reared at Bethesda in Walnut tp. He was a son of Elias Tipton. Tow brothers and two sisters survive him: Staunton and Tom Tipton and Mrs. Eva Gills of Columbus and Mrs. Cebert Vaught of Bethesda.

Tipton Rites Set For 2:30 Sunday
     Rev. Earl Cremeens will conduct the funeral services for Rev. John F. Tipton tomorrow. The hour has been changed from 2 to 2:30 o'clock.
     In the account of Rev. Mr. Tipton's death the name of one surviving daughter, Mrs. Ed Myers, of Jackson, was omitted.
     Mr. Tipton was a son of Elias and Mary Folden Tipton and was born in Walnut tp. March 20, 1876, and hence, lacked a month of reaching his 66th birthday.
     His marriage to Elizabeth Vaught, who died a few years ago, took place July 3, 1890.

[Note: from stone at Bethesda cemetery, Walnut Twp. 1876-1942]

Gallipollis newspaper
February 1942
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                       Top of Page


Tipton, Mary Eliza [Wilson]

Death of Mrs. Eliza Tipton
     Mrs. Eliza Tipton died at the home of Mr. J. G. McCormick at Bethesda Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 1924.  She leaves two sons Claude of Michigan and Alva of Wood county. Funeral Thursday afternoon at the home with burial at Bethesda cemetery.

[Note: b. September 19, 1855, wife of Lewis, daughter of Samuel Wilson & Unknown Coleman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday September 3, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Tipton, Mary Keller

Death of Mrs. Dr. Morris Tipton
     Mrs. Mary Keller Tipton, wife of Judge Morris Tipton, died Thursday night, March 13, 1913, after an illness since the first of October with paralysis. Her funeral services were held at the home at Gallia, Sunday at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. Osborne of the M.E. Church of Centerville Circuit, the interment by Undertaker Davis of Centerville following at Mound Hill Cemetery Monday afternoon. The pall bearers were of the family.
     She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Lillian M. Starcher, wife of B.I. Starcher of Gallia and Misses Margaret and Ruth, young ladies. Also brothers, Calvin of Idaho; Alton of Pineville, WV and sisters, Mrs. Anise Cheatwood , wife of Robert Cheatwood, Mrs. Bertha Evans, widow of L.E. Evans, who died a year or more ago; Mrs. Rose Bostick, wife of D.F. Bostick of Walnut Township.Mrs. Tipton was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Keller and was 56 years of age at death. She was united in marriage to Dr. Tipton in 1882.
     She was a member of Sandfork Baptist Church and an active worker in both church and Sunday School.
She was a school teacher for a number of years and received her education in the county school, Gallia Academy and the Normal School at Lebanon and was a lady of fine culture and attainment.
     She was of an aminable, sweet disposition and a most lovable lady in every way and her death is greatly regretted. The last six or seven years she spent much of her time in Ironton while her daughters were attending school and made many warm friends there, who sent many beautiful floral offerings for her casket, one being from the Ironton High School, one from the Bible Class and one from the Sunday School of Spencer Church and others from personal friends.
     Quite a number came over to the burial from Gallia and the Court House officials closed their offices from one to two o'clock Monday and they and some of the attorneys at the Gallipolis bar sent a number of beautiful floral pieces and attended the services at Mound Hill. The husband and daughters will have the sympathy of this community in the loss of so excellent a wife and mother.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Aug. 4, 1856; died March 13, 1913; aged 56 years 7 months and 9 days.. Parents: Robert Keller and Adeliza Ripley]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 18, 1913
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Tipton, Mary (Keller)

Mrs. Mary Tipton Wife of Dr. Morris Tipton Passed Away Last Thursday at Gallia
Funeral Sunday
     Last Thursday at 11:45 P. M., Mrs. Mary Tipton, wife of Probate Judge Morris Tipton, died from the effects of paralysis with which she had been afflicted since last October. For the past two months Mrs. Tipton had been practically unconscious and was faithfully attended by her husband and daughters.
     She was the daughter of Robert N. and Adeliza Keller, both deceased, and was born August 4th, 1856, and was 56 years, 7 months and 9 days old. September 11th 1882, she was united in marriage with Judge Tipton and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive as follows: Mrs. Maude Starcher of Gallia, and Misses Margaret and Ruth at home. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Calvin Keller of Colorado, Alton Keller of W. Va., Mrs. Annis Cheatwood, Mrs. Bertha Evans and Mrs. Rose Bostick of this county.
     In early life Mrs. Tipton united with the Baptist church at Sand Fork and she was always an earnest, sincere Christian. For several years she was a teacher in the public schools and a most efficient one. The bereaved husband and daughters have the sincere sympathy of many friends in their loss of wife and mother.
     The funeral services were held at the family residence at Gallia Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. Osborn of Centerville. The burial was at Mound Hill cemetery, this city, Monday afternoon at one o’clock by Undertaker Davis of Centerville. There were many beautiful floral offerings from friends of the family.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 19, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Tipton, Owen Waldo

Owen Tipton Dies On Sunday
     Owen Waldo Tipton, 61, died at his home, 29 Vinton Ave., at 8 a.m. Sunday. He had been a patient in Holzer hospital for two week period in January but had been in failing health for two years with a heart condition. He was a construction worker and operator of a bulldozer for the Joe E. Miller Construction Co., for the past 10 years.
     Tipton was a native of Walnut twp., where he was born May 3, 1894, son of the late Harvey and Celina Drummond Tipton. He was one of six children born to this union and is survived by the following: Leonard of Gallipolis, Ira of Bellaire, Mrs. Ralph (Gusta) Burnett of Middleport and George of Cheshire. Ezra and Cecil preceded him in death. He attended school at Mudsoc and in his early years was engaged in farming.
     On Jan. 10, 1923, he was married to the former Orva Wills of Bladen, at Gallipolis and she survives. They have made their home in Gallipolis since their marriage. To this union two surviving children were born. Morris of Fairborn, Richard of Gallipolis. Emogene, a daughter, died in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller's Home for Funerals at 3 p.m., Tuesday. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in Pine St., cemetery. Friends may call at the late home until noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to the funeral home where they may call until the funeral hour.
     The Rocky Fork quartet will sing at the services and pallbearers will be Jerry Mooney, Kenneth Walter, Don Houston, Lloyd Burke, Marvin Davis, James, Tom and Dick Wills.

[Note: Year of death on gravemarker 1956. Ann Simmerman wrote “2-19-1956” on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1956, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tipton file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Tipton, William

William Tipton, 75, Dies After Long Illness
Funeral and Burial Will be Held 2 Tuesday at M. E. Church at Bethesda
     William Tipton, a native and resident of the Bethesda neighborhood of Walnut tp., died there at 2:30 Sunday, after an illness dating back more than a year. He had suffered from rheumatism and complications.
     He was a son of the late Elias and Mary Folden Tipton and was born Aug. 3, 1860, his age being 74 years, 9 months, 16 days. Mr. Tipton was a man of rugged physique and commanded the respect and esteem of his neighbors and all his acquaintances.

6 Children Survive

     On Christmas day, 1881, he and Harriet Wilson, a daughter of Samuel Wilson and a sister of Ross Wilson of Gallipolis, were married. She and the following children survive him: Calvin Tipton, Washington, C. H., Edgar and James Tipton and Mrs. Sylvia Crouse, all of Columbus; Mrs. Parnie Notter, Lecta, and Mrs. Roxie Hively, Bethesda. Another son, Oscar, died several years ago. Mr. Tipton spent the last 10 days of his life at Mrs. Hively’s home.
     There also survive two brothers and two sisters; Rev. John F. Tipton, Clipper Mill; Thomas Tipton and Mrs. Eva Gill, Columbus, and Mrs. Doska Vaught, Bethesda.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at Bethesda M. E. church, of which decedent was a member, with Rev. T. E. Kinnison in charge. Burial there by Funeral Director O. E. Elliott.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 20, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Titus, Jennie B.

OBITUARY
Jennie B. Titus
     Died at her home in Morgan Township, July 25, 1887, Mrs. Jennie B. Titus, aged 45 years and 23 days.
     She was born in Raccoon Township, this county, and was the only surviving child of the late Hamilton and Sarah Boggs. She was married to R.L. Titus on Sept. 12, 1865, who was killed on the R.R. in Illinois in 1873. Since the death of her husband and parents she and her only child, John M., have lived on the old homestead. Upon the son this dealing of providence falls the heaviest. He can but ever hold her in sacred remembrance and through coming years feel the influence of his mother's love resting upon him like a benediction.
     Some ten years ago she joined the Christian Church at Clark's Chapel, of which she remained a worthy member until death. Mrs. Titus was a good woman, much beloved by all who had the good fortune to be intimately acquainted with her. Her funeral was attended by a very large number of sympathizing friends. Services conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton of Rio Grande.

[Note: Burial Clark Chapel, Morgan Township]

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


Tolley, Eunice Mildred [Grover]

     Eunice Mildred Grover was born at Pine Grove, Gallia County, March 20, 1843, and departed this live Nov. 4, 1906. She was married at the early age of 16 to Wm. H. Tolley and to this union was born one child and only daughter, familiarly known to all as  “Addie Brown” who tenderly cared for her mother in every possible way and was constantly scattering roses in her pathway, remembering “That a rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreath to the dead.”
     She united with the Presbyterian church in 1880 and was a devout worker, doing many, many acts of kindness and lending a helping hand where it is most needed. –Jackson Sunday

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 12, 1906
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Toney, Julia

Death Of Mrs. Toney

     Old Aunt Julia Toney, a good, kind old colored woman, well known all over town, having served as housemaid and maid of all work in nearly all of the old and best families of the city in the years long gone, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jackson, on Fifth Street, this morning about 2 o'clock and will be buried Tuesday afternoon, Wetherholt officiating. She had been in failing health quite a long time, but still her death came somewhat as a surprise and will be regretted by many friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 22, 1900
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Tope, Alda

     Alda, son of Alva and Josephine Tope, died December 21 ,1889, aged 6 months, 24 days. On Saturday the enemy (death) entered our home and took from our arms the dear babe we loved so well. The remains were taken to Asbury Chapel and the funeral was conducted by Rev. Bryan. After the funeral he was laid to rest in the White Cemetery.

                  Dearest Alda, thou hast left us--
           In the morning of thy day,
           Ere the sun had risen in glory,

           Early thou hast past away.
           Temptation and trouble are past,
           The lingering affection is o’er;
           His struggle is ended at last,
           And sorrow and death are no more.
           Farewell, Alva, thou hast left us,
           And your trials of life are o’er;
           But you’ve gone to meet your Savior
           On that bright celestial shore.
           Weep not, father, weep not, mother,
           For your son has gone before;
           I’ll insure the angels knew him,
           And made haste to open the door.
           Just imagine you can see him
           Standing on the other shore,
           Waiting for the mighty reaper
           To bring us all o’er.
           We mourn, but why should we,
           While left on earth behind?

                  It is ours again to meet him--
           The Savior still is kind.   
        Dora Morgan.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 12, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tope, Bert W.

Bert W. Tope Died On Sunday Of Pneumonia
Funeral To Be Held Here 2 Tuesday Afternoon
     Bert W. Tope, a well-known farmer of near Vinton, died at 2:30 Sunday morning, or within 10 minutes after he was rushed to the Holzer Hospital in A.E. Tope's ambulance. Death was due to influenza or pneumonia. Mr. Tope had been ill about a week, but not so seriously so till Wednesday. Having never before been ill, he found it too difficult to obey orders of his physician to stay in bed, with the result that he became delirious and unmanageable on Saturday. Mrs. Tope has been in poor health for two years.
     Mr. Tope was in his 63rd year, having been born in what used to be known as the Boggs community (and post office) in Walnut tp. on March 8, 1878. Hence he was in his 63rd year. He was a son of Richard and Rebecca Irvin Tope.
     On Feb. 8, 1922, he married Dora E. Grube of Northup. Though he had been a resident of Morris, Illinois, up till the time of his marriage, he and bride acquired and settled on what had been the John C. Minor farm in Harrison tp. They have lived on a farm several miles north of Vinton for some years. They have no children. Surviving, besides the wife, are two full brothers and a half brother: Richard Tope, school superintendent at Grand Junction, Colorado; Clen Tope of Prague, Oklahoma, formerly a school superintendent and now in the insurance business, and Clyde Tope, who makes his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Spear on the Chillicothe Rd. near Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church here at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. George Sagen in charge. Burial at Mound Hill cemetery by A.E. Tope.

[Note: From death certificate date of death November 24, 1940.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1940, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tope file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Tope, Claude O.

C. O. Tope, retired dairy farmer, dies
     Claude O. Tope, 83, a resident of Rt., 2, Bidwell, died at his home around 4:30 a.m. today.A retired dairy farmer, Mr. Tope had suffered a stroke in January of this year. He was born in Walnut Twp., on Sept. 9, 1889, son of the late William and Molly Eachus Tope. He married Margaret Odell on Oct. 22, 1910. She preceded him in death.
     Two sons and one daughter survive: Wendell Tope, Bidwell; Lowell Tope, Ewington, and Mrs. Mary Pitchford, Bidwell. Nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren survive. One brother, Walton Tope, and one sister, Mrs. Lillian McCall, preceded him in death. Three half-brothers and two half-sisters preceded him in death.
     Mr. Tope was a member of the Rio Grande Methodist Church and Rodney Grange.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Miller's Home for Funerals. In lieu of flowers friends may donate funds to a favorite charity or a church of their choice.

[Buried in Calvary Baptist in Raccoon Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 7, 1973
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Tope, Ebert C.

E.C. Tope Dies-Had Many Kinfolk In Native County
     Ebert C. Tope, native of Walnut tp. died March 4 at the home of his son, Paul, in Cadiz, Ohio. Funeral was held at 2 Monday and burial was made at Scio. Mr. Tope was born Nov. 7, 1870, and he was in his 68th year. He was a son of George W. and Julia Morgan Tope. He married Effie Jane Shoemaker, daughter of John and Rachel Irwin Shoemaker, April 1, 1903. She died Jan. 20, 1927.
     Eight children survive, seven besides Paul: Mrs. Elizabeth Sayre, Ravenna, O.; Mrs. Florence Henderson, Hopedale, O.; Mrs. Helen Henderson, Cadiz; Mary, East Liverpool; Dorothy, Hollidays Cove, W. Va.; Marjorie and Raymond, Cadiz. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Mollie Tope of Gallipolis, and these three sisters and four brothers; Mrs. Hattie Bruncy, Lancaster; Mrs. Bertha Minor, Columbus; Mrs. Lillian McCall, Albert E. and Claude Tope, all of Gallipolis; Nelson Tope of Springfield, and Watson Tope, London, O.
     Decedent was a farmer. After his marriage he resided in Carroll and Harrison counties. He suffered a stroke of paralysis four years ago and though his health had been failing since then his death came quite suddenly and was a shock to his loved ones.

[Note: From death certificate date of death March 4, 1938.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tope file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Tope, Elizabeth [Donaldson]

Death of Mrs. George W. [Donaldson] Tope
     Mrs. Elizabeth Tope, widow of the late ‘Squire Geo. W. Tope, of Walnut township, died on the 13th inst., after an illness resulting from a fall on last election day. She was going from one room to another and tripped and fell and though she rallied and went out to her dinner and seemed to be all right, the fall was probably the result of a slight stroke of paralysis, for after dinner in going out in the porch she received an unmistakeable [sic] stroke and fell again dislocating her hip. From this she went to bed, when all sorts of complications seemed to set in, the result most likely, she being 77 years old. Her husband died a year ago last August, aged 81.
     The funeral services of Mrs. Tope were conducted Friday, the 15th, by Rev. G.E. Hughes, the burial following by Elliott & Myers at the White graveyard. She was the mother of ten children, Mrs. Eliza Jane Drummond and Mrs. Margaret Carter, of Wellston, John H., Richard and Mrs. Wm. Cremeans and Geo. H. of Harrison, Mrs. Harvey White of Walnut township, and Miss Laura at home. Two, Alva and Mary, are dead. She left over sixty grandchildren and by all her friends and relatives was revered and beloved for her kindly qualities. She was a member of the Congregational church.

The Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
Friday December 22, 1899
Transcribed by Linda Tope Trent                                                                  Top of Page


Tope, G. W.

Death of Squire Tope

     After a long and honest life ‘Squire G.W. Tope, of Walnut township, whose condition has been noted at frequent intervals in these columns, passed away at his home Thursday morning. He was a gentleman widely known in this county for his uprightness and other virtues and many will be sad by the news of his death. For years he was Justice of the Peace of Walnut township and we can safely say he occupied this office longer than any other man in that township. Fair and firm conclusions always characterized his administration. For some time ‘Squire Tope’s life had been fading away. He was bedfast about three weeks and died of the ailments accompanying old age at the advanced age of 80.  He was an uncle of Elmer Miller, of this city, and he is survived by a wife and family of grown children, all of whom are married save one.
     He was an active member of the Congregational church and died a firm believer in the doctrines of that church. His remains were cosigned to the grave Friday afternoon. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. H. W. Cremeens, of Harrison township, Mrs. W. H. Drummonds, of Wellston, Mrs. W.H. White, of Walnut township, Mrs. J.M. Carter, of Coalton, Miss Lauretta Tope and Messrs. George, John, Richard and James Tope, of this county.  He leaves his family in very comfortable circumstances.

Gallipolis Journal
August 10, 1898
Transcribed by Linda Tope Trent


Tope, John

John Tope Dies In Milton, W. Va. Sunday
     Mr. John Tope of Milton, W. Va., died Sunday, January 13, 1929. His body was brought to the A. E. Tope Undertaking Parlors Monday. He leaves four sons and one daughter, Wilson of Gallipolis, Harry of Northup, Rev. W. H. Tope and Enos of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Emma Roepeter of Cadmus. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

[Note: buried in White Cemetery in Harrison Township; born in 1846.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 14, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tope, Josephine [Bickle]

Mrs. Alva Tope Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Josephine Tope, 88, widow of Alva Tope and native of this county, died Tuesday at her home in Columbus, 2949 Neil Ave. Rites will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll Weir funeral home. Burial will be in White Cemetery in Harrison Twp.
     Mrs. Tope is survived by these four children: John of Valley Crossing, Fred of Lockbourne, David at home and Mrs. Parnie Wiseman of Urbana. There are six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Stratton of 968 Lilley Ave., Columbus.
     Mr. Tope died in 1890 and Mrs. Tope had lived in Columbus since 1900.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth December 23, 1858; date of death January 22, 1946; father Salmon Bickel; mother Susan Harrington. Her father, Salmon Bickel, died in the infamous Civil War prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1946, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tope file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Tope Margaret M. [O’dell]

     Margaret M. Tope, 88, Bidwell Route 2, Rodney community, died Sunday at 9 a.m. at her residence. She was born Sept. 9, 1888 in Green Twp., Gallia County, one of nine children born to the late John Isaac and Christina Jacox O’dell. She married Claude Tope Oct. 22, 1910, who preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors include two sons and one daughter, Wendell, at home; Lowell, Ewington, and Mrs. Mary Pitsford, Bidwell.
     A member of the Bethesda Methodist Church, Mrs. Tope attended school in Centenary and the Old Academy in Gallipolis. She lived her entire life in Gallia County with 55 years spent in the Rodney community. Other survivors are nine grandchildren and 14 [great] grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 11, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tope, Martha L. [Warner]       

BOWERSTOWN, O. LEADER
     Mrs. Martha L., beloved wife of James F. Tope of near New Hagerstown, died Friday August 28, 1891, aged 25 years, 11 months, 20 days. The deceased was a schoolmate of ours in days passed, but those days are gone and another school mate rest in Mt. Tabor cemetery, sleeping the sleep that knows no waking until that great and final day when all shall arise to meet a just God. The great curtain that separates this life from the everlasting and eternal life has been hoisted and a kind wife and loving mother has stepped into the river of death and crossed the swelling flood, where sickness, pain and sorrow are not known.

Thou are gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee,
Though sorrow and darkness encompass the tomb;
The Savior has passed through its portals before thee,
And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the gloom.

     Martha L., daughter of Abraham and Margaret Warner, was born September 8, 1865, and was married to James F. Tope, April 26, 1885. She was the mother of three children, two of whom survive her. She also leaves a father, mother, husband, three brothers, two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
     Kind husband as you raise your eyes toward the churchyard that contains the remains of one who once was your joy and pride, and in the evening when the last sunbeam reflects on the narrow mound and the cool evening breeze bids adieu to the departing sun, you will surely think of the many happy evenings you have passed together.
     Father and mother, as you visit Mt. Tabor cemetery and approach the grave of your daughter, perhaps planting a flower or fragment on her bed, you can imagine your appearance as the tears appear in your eyes and rolling down your cheeks, drop on the grave of a loved one.
     Brothers and sisters, as you read the memory of your departed sister, stop and reflect over the past life and you will recall many meetings which you have enjoyed for the last time on earth. Never more will Martha greet thee while here on earth. Never more will her voice ring in your ears as of old.

Now, ye mourners, cease to languish
O'er the grave of one you love;
Far removed from pain and anguish,
She is chanting hymns above.

     The funeral services took place in Mt. Tabor chapel Sunday, August 30, at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. D. H. Lee. The portion of Scripture he based his remarks on is recorded in Isaiah xxxviii,I;" In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death, and Isaiah, the prophet, the son of Amos, came unto him and said unto him:" Thus saith the Lord: Set thine house in order, for thou shalt died and not live.'" Her remains were entered in the Mt. Tabor cemetery, a large crowd being present. Bereaved friends, we extend our sympathy in this your sad bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
September 23, 1891
Page 3 Column 7
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Tope, Mollie [Eachus]

Death Claims Mrs. [Eachus] Tope, 81
Succumbs at McCall Home Near Centenary -- Rites Here.
     Mrs. Mollie Tope died at 4 o'clock this Saturday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett McCall, near Centenary. Because of her illness she was removed from her apartment on Court street to the McCall residence three weeks ago.
     Mrs. Tope was born at Patriot May 14, 1861, and she lacked three months of reaching her 81st birthday. She was the daughter of George and Martha Campbell Eachus. She married George W. Tope [should read William G. Tope, but W.G. went by George]. on April 19, 1887. He died in 1918 and thereafter Mrs. Tope moved to Gallipolis.
     Surviving children in addition to Mrs. McCall, are Claude Tope of Bidwell R.D.., whose home is just beyond the Hamrick home on Route 35, and Walton, whose home is in London, Ohio. Stepchildren are Mrs. Bertha Minor of Columbus, Mrs. Hattie Bruney of Lancaster, A.E. Tope of Gallipolis, and [N]Elson Tope of Springfield. Frank Eachus, her only surviving brother, lived across the street from her apartment on Court street.
     Most of her life she was a member of Bethesda Methodist church but she transferred her membership to Grace church when she came here. She was actively identified with the Ladies Aid Missionary society and the W. C. T. U. until her illness.
     Rev. W. Scott Westerman will conduct the funeral services at the McCall home at 10:30 Monday. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

The Gallia Times
Thursday Feb. 19, 1942
Vol. 44 No. 8 p. 2 Roll 12
Transcribed and Submitted by Linda Tope Trent                                             Top of Page


Tope, Myrta Ann [Chick]

Mrs. Myrta Ann Tope, 81 Found Dead at Home 
     Mrs. Myrta Ann Tope, 81, widow of Wilson Tope was found dead at her home in Centenary at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday.  She had been in her usual health over the weekend when her son George Tope visited her. They had call on friends and relatives Sunday afternoon and returning home had eaten an evening lunch before the son returned to Huntington.  It is presumed that Mrs. Tope died shortly after her sone left and the time is placed at between 6 and 8 p.m.  A neighbor Mrs. Virgil Carter having failed to see Mrs. Tope about went to investigae Tuesday and found her sitting in a chair, with the lunch dishes still on the table and the television on.  Dr. J. Gordon Gibert, acting county cornor returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
     Mrs. Tope was born in Gallia county, Sept. 2, 1873, the daughter of Charles Jefferson and Charity Ann Woodruff Chick.  She was one of six children of whom two sisters survive, Mrs. Cleve Davis, Columbus and Mrs. Mabel Eisnaugle, Jackson.
     The deceased spent most of her life in the Centenary community.  On March 14, 1906 she was married to Wilson Tope, who died in 1937.  To this union three children were born, a daughter who died in infancy and the two surviving children are Master Sgt. George Tope, former county representative and now an instructor in military science, Marshall college, and Enos Tope, who is engaged in farming near Lima.  Delbert Tope is a surviving grandson.
     Mrs. Tope was an exemplary citizen and was devoted to her family.  She was a member of Grace Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at Miller's Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Thursday, with Rev. Billy Grabeel, Christainsburg, a former Gallia county minister officiating.  Burial will follow in the White cemetery.  Friends may call at Miller's Wednesday evening and until the funeral hour. 

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 15, 1955
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                       Top of Page


Tope, Nelson

Nelson Tope, 66, Dies In Rodney
     Nelson Tope, 66, a native of Walnut Twp., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Rodney. The end came suddenly from a heart condition. He was a son of George and Julia Morgan Tope and brother of Albert E. Tope, retired funeral director of Gallipolis.
     Most of the decedent's adulthood had been spent in Springfield, O. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Margaret and Bessie Tope, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Brundy of Lancaster; the brother named; a half-sister, Mrs. Emmett McCall of near Gallipolis, and two half-brothers, Claude Tope of near Rodney and Walter of London, O.
     The body was taken to Springfield, where interment will be made, after the services which will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 17, 1878; date of death November 25, 1947.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1947, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tope file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Tope, Raymond S.
    
     CARROLLTON - Raymond S. Tope, 63, of Fourth St. West East Carrollton, died Friday evening at University Hospital in Cleveland after a nine months' illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1921 in Gallipolis to the late Walden and Jessie May Hixon Tope.
     He retired in 1982 from the L.C.T. Plastic Company. He was a veteran of World War II, member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church, Carrollton Village Board of Public Affairs, vice-president of the Carrollton Chapter of AARP, member of the Burlique Square Dance Club, the Society of Plastic Engineers, Senior Citizens of Carrollton and is credited with starting a community crime watch program there.
     Survivors include his wife, Virginia Roe whom he married Aug. 12, 1945, a son, Robert of Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Patricia) Calvert, Carrollton; Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Rilke of New Philadelphia and Miss Linda Tope of Rochester, N.y., a brother Kenneth Tope of London, Ohio; six grandchildren.
     Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p,m. at the Carrollton United Methodist Church with Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Carrollton Unit of the American Cancer Society. The Sweeney-Dodd Funeral Home of Carrollton had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Parents names are Walton and Bessie Mae Hixon Tope. His wife's name was Virginia Rowe.]

Gallipolis Tribune
September 9, 1984
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Tope, Richard E.

R.E. Tope, 76, Dies In Walnut Township
     Richard E. Tope, 76 years of age, died at his home in Walnut township Tuesday December 25, 1928.
He leaves his widow and four sons: Richard of Grand Junction, Colo., Bert of Northup, Clem of Okla., and Clyde at home. He also leaves three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. H.W. Cremeens of Crown City, Mrs. J.M. Carter of Wellston and Mrs. Lura Chick of Gallipolis, John of West Virginia and James of Florida. Mr. Tope was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. and members of the local council will attend his funeral. Rev. Frost of Patriot will conduct the funeral sercvice and burial will be made in the White cemetery in charge of A.E.Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 26, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Tope, William H. Rev.

Rev. W.H. Tope Claimed By Death
     Rev. William H. Tope, a native of this county who had a successful career as a Methodist minister, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at his home in Elgin, Ill. He retired from the ministry some years ago and his kinfolk hereabouts knew he was in poor health.
     Funeral will be held at Elgin at 2:30 Tuesday. Miss Mary Lusher, a clerk at the Kerr drug store and a niece of the decedent had expected to attend the rites but decided this morning not to make the trip.
W.H. Tope was the son of John H. and Mary Frances (Huron) Tope and was born near Patriot Feb. 21, 1871. The Topes came to this county from Carroll County, O.
     He attended rural school, spent a year at Rio Grande College, then matriculated at the National Normal School in Lebanon. Then he taught for a number of years and when still quite young joined the teaching staff of the old Gallia Academy. Later he entered Ohio Wesleyan University and was graduated there in 1900 and was ready for the ministry. Three years before that or on Sept. 1, 1897, he married Miss Hattie Spangler, daughter of John Spangler of Theviner.
     Converted when 21 at Asbury Church, he served as pastor of a Jackson circuit from 1900 to 1903 and the next two years the Rodney-Centenary circuit. From 1905 to 1908 he was at Proctorville.
After serving Murray City two years Mr. Tope was transferred to the Central Illinois Conference in 1910. There he served at Neponset, Rock Island, Chicago (Lanion Avenue Church), Sycamore and Elgin.
For his work in Chicago he was listed in "Who's Who."
     Mr. Tope is survived by a son, Rev. Merrill Tope and a daughter, Miss Ruth, a teacher, both of Chicago; brothers, Enos of Chicago and Harry of Northup, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Ropeter of Thurman. A.E. Tope of this city is a cousin.
     Rev. Mr. Tope was an able, versatile, useful and beloved man, and the news of his death will sadden a wide circle of old friends.

[Note: From Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950 date of death May 1, 1948.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1948, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Tope file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Topping, Anna [Martin]

Mrs. Topping, Aged Thurman Resident, Dies
Funeral Will Be Held At Rio Grande M. E. Church 10:30 Friday
     Mrs. James Alexander (Joe) Topping, 82, died at about 9 o'clock Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Mossman in Thurman. Both Mr. and Mrs. Topping had lived with this daughter and her husband, William Mossman, who is the mail carrier on the Gallipolis-Thurman route, for the last few years. Mr. Topping also has been in very poor health.

Burial at Calvary
     Decedent is survived by, besides the husband and daughter named, six children: Mrs. Laura Troth, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Miss Margaret Topping, Chicago; Mrs. Rachel Mossman and Miss Kate Topping, both of Athens; James Ira Topping, Detroit, and Martin Sanford Topping, Swanton, Ohio. All of them except Mrs. Troth, who recently visited her parents, will come for the funeral.
     Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at Rio Grande M. E. church. Burial in Calvary cemetery by Davis & Thomas.
     Mr. and Mrs. Topping were married more than 58 years---April 14, 1878---at Waverly, Ohio, by Rev. Mr. Hixon. They lived in the Pike county seat for 10 years, but had been residents of this county 48 years. They moved to their daughter's home in Thurman after their home in Bidwell was destroyed by fire three or four year ago.
     They had 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren when they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Their son, James Ira Topping of Detroit, is a lawyer. The surviving husband was four years older than Mrs. Topping and he was born near Adamsville in 1850, a son of James Sanford and Malinda Knotts Topping. The Sanfords trace their English lineage back to the 12th century, while a paternal ancestor of Mr. Topping came to America in 1630, more than 100 years prior to Washington's birth.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth December 6, 1854; date of death October 20, 1936; father John H. Martin; mother Ellen Shepherd.]

Newspaper (prob. October 1936, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Topping file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                              Top of Page


Topping, Fannie A. [Hill]

     Mrs. Fannie A. Topping, wife of Mr. C. Topping, living near Porter, died last Saturday morning, aged 59 years, after an illness of about three weeks. A husband and six children are left to mourn their loss. Mrs. Topping was a daughter of the late Wiley Hill, of Rodney, and a most estimable lady. The funeral ceremony was held at the Porter M. E. Church at 11 o'clock Sunday, Rev. Durling officiating. Interment at Long graveyard by Undertaker Glassburn. Her family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin,
Mary 16, 1896
Vol. XXIX, NO. 28
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Topping, Jeanette [Donnally]

Topping Rites are Set for 2 Wednesday
Decedent Taught School For 38 Years Hereabouts
Endeared Herself To Thousands

     Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette (Donnally) Topping, retired school teacher, who died Monday afternoon, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Elias Wetherholt funeral home. Rev. W. Scott Westerman, pastor of Grace M. E. church, of which the decedent was a devout member will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill cemetery at Evergreen. Friends my view the features at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and preceding the funeral hour tomorrow.
     Mrs. Topping was born in Springfield tp. and was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Helen Cherrington Donnally. She retired as a teacher three years ago, after giving 38 years to the teaching profession, 27 of them in Gallipolis. Countless children, many of them now men and women, will long and gratefully remember the interest she showed in them and the immeasurable service she rendered.
     Mrs. Topping is survived by one son, Eugene, a steamship engineer, whose home is at Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, William L. Donnally of Gallipolis R. D. 1 and Luther Donnally of Leo, Jackson county; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Blickle of Ironton, Miss Alice Donnally and Mrs. Jessie Howell, both of whom shared with Mrs. Topping her home at 88 Locust st.
     Mrs. Eugene Topping is expected to arrive here in the morning from Buffalo. Her husband is on the high seas.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth February (?) 17, 1871; date of death August 7, 1939. There is a marriage record for Jeanette Donnally and George W. Topping 1892 in Gallia Co. (Ancestry.com)]

Newspaper (prob. August 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Topping file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                              Top of Page


Totman, Elmira Virginia [Harmon]

Funeral of Mrs. Elmira Totman To Be Friday
Influenza Takes Second Of Family This Year
     Mrs. Elmira V. Harmon Totman, daughter of the late Henry and Eliza Harmon, died January 8, 1929 at 5:30 a.m. after an illness of eight or nine days with influenza. Her sister, Naomi, died January 1st. Mrs. Totman’s condition grew worse every hour until the end.
     She was married to Perry C. Totman in November, 1894 in Jamestown, N. Y. Mr. Totman was a patent right man. Since his death in 1920, she has made her home in Gallipolis devoting all her time in helping to care for an invalid mother and an invalid aunt. She was always ready to answer a call to aid the afflicted. She was well liked by all who knew her.
     She leaves one brother, Fred Harmon of Cuyahoga Falls, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma White of Paden City, both are very ill at their homes, and Mrs. Henry Etta Singer, at home. She joined the Methodist church when a small girl. Funeral services will be at the house, 939 2nd. Avenue by Rev. A. H. Beardsley, Friday 2 P.M. Burial in Pine Street is in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 12, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Towns, Verna L.

     GALLIPOLIS - Verna L. Towns, 93, formerly of 212 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in Pinecrest Care Center, having been in failing health for the past several years. Born March 6,, 1891, at Talahoma, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Chloe Robinson Towns, she was a retired employee of Frankenberg Box Co., Springfield, and Berry Bolt Works, Columbus. She attended the Church of God in Gallipolis and was a member of the Gallia County Senior Citizens organization.
     Surviving is a son, Hollis of Falls Church, Va. She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 20, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley


Townsend, Millie

     Mrs. Millie Townsend, an aged and respected colored woman, residing on Mill creek, died on Tuesday evening last, at 5 o’clock. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning. Burial by Wetherholt, on the farm, near the house.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, July 16, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Trackler, Dan

Death of Dan Trackler at Kanauga
     Dan Trackler, one of the best known farmers of Gallia County, and well know in this city, died at his home above Kanauga Wednesday, morning, Feb. 7, 1923. Mr. Trackler was an aged man and single. He was known as “Uncle Dan” and had many friends who will regret his passing.

[Note: Buried Trickler Cemetery, Addison twp. The name is spelled Trickler on the tombstone.]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Trackler, Mary

Death of Mrs. Mary Trackler
     Mrs. Mary Trackler, wife of John Trackler, died last Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 1914, at her home on George's Creek at 7 o'clock after an illness of eleven weeks with catarrah of the hand. The best medical aid was employed and two operations performed but to no avail, blood poison set in and caused her death. She was of a kind loving disposition, her great delight was in helping the poor and looking after the sick. She was a good christian woman and a member of the Fair Haven M.E. church, always taking active part up to the time of her illness.
     The funeral was Tuesday afernoon, interment in the family cemetery by Wetherholt. She leaves a husband, mother, Mrs. Martha Wright, who makes her home with her, sisters Mrs. Emma Butcher of Morral, O., Mrs. Cynthia Hern, Mrs. Rena Moats of Gallipolis and Mrs. Clara Humphrey, on George's Creek and a host of friends to mourn her demise.

[Note: The cemetery database lists the burial as being in Maddy Cemetery in Addison Township, however, the obituary states it was in the family cemetery, which presumably would be Trackler Cemetery, also in Addison Township.]

Gallia Times
Sept. 23, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Tracy, Hartie [Lowry]

     Mrs. Uri Tracy died in Columbus last Tuesday morning. She was formerly Miss Hartie Lowry, of this city, and had a large circle of friends here, where the news of her death was heard with much regret. The funeral services were held in Columus at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. We take the following from the Columbus Evening Dispatch, of Tuesday;

“Mrs. Uri Tracy, Jr., died at 4 o'clock this morning at 532 East Broad Street, of puerperal fever. Her maiden name was Lowry, and her formber home in Gallipolis. She was married to Mr. Tracy February 28, 1893, and was 24 years of age. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Tracy's sister, Mrs. Williams, and husband, of Muncie, Ind., and Mr. Tracy's sister, Mrs. A.B. Waughop of Chicago, were called here by the sad event."

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Trainer, James William

J. W. Trainer, 81, Dies At Gallia
Funeral Is Set For 2 Sunday At Gallia Church
    
James William Trainer, aged 81, died about 6 o’clock Thursday morning at his home near Gallia. He had not been well since he suffered a stroke nearly two years ago. Mr. Trainer was born in Vinton County Oct. 25, 1861. He had resided in this county half a century and had lived for 35 years on the property where he died.
     He is survived by his wife who was Olive Eureka Meadows, and these five children: Wesley Trainer of Columbus, Sam of Gallia, Anna Shelton of California, Jane Deckard and Pearl of Akron. There is one surviving sister, Mrs. Albert Millerof Gallia.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Gallia Baptist Church by Rev. Mr. Locks. Interment there by Kuhner.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 18, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Trelevan, Eleanor

     Miss Eleanor Trelevan, 17, daughter of Mrs. F. G. Trelevan of Huntington Township, this county, passed away at the home of her mother Wednesday of consumption. The funeral was held in Gallipolis Friday at the home of her Uncle & Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Dale, the interment following here. The girl's father passed away only a short time ago.

[Note: Death Certificate....Eleanor Margurette Treleaven was born May 20, 1900; died Dec. 6, 1916; 16 years, 7 months and 6 days of age. Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Parents: Frederick G. Treleaven (England) and Margurette Adrian (Ohio)].

Gallia Times
Dec. 13, 1916
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Treleaven, Margaret E.

Mrs. Treleaven Dies On Friday
     As briefly mentioned in Friday’s Daily Tribune, death came suddenly to Mrs. Margaret E. Treleaven, 86, at 10:30 a.m. Friday at her home, 46 Olive St. where she had resided since 1922. Death was attributed to a coronary attack. Born Oct. 25, 1867, in Jefferson County, she was a daughter of Jacob and Margaret Betz Adrian and one of eight children, only one of whom a brother, Charles Adrian, Winterville, O., survives.
     She attended the county schools in Jefferson County and while visiting in Gallipolis met Frederick G. Treleaven, a native of England, who had come here to work at his trade as a stonecutter on the first buildings erected at what was then to be the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics. They were married in Steubenville in 1894 and for the next 20 years or until his death in 1915, moved about while he followed the construction trade.
     To this union five children were born, all but one of whom, Eleanor, who died in 1916, survive. They are Miss Edith, employe of the telephone company for 35 years , who has always remained at home, Carl of Detroit, Fred of Warm Springs, Calif., and Arthur who is in the service.
     Mrs. Treleaven was a member of Grace Methodist church, which she faithfully attended during her more active years, and was a member of Gallia Chapter No. 114, Daughters of America. The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals where friends may call until the services at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Paul Niswander officiating, with burial following in Pine Street Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 19, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Trichler, Nellie

Mrs. Trichler Dies at Home Above Addison
Widow Of Loman Trichler And 81 Years Old---Funeral At 2 Sunday
     Mrs. Nellie Trichler, widow of Loman Trichler, died at 8:15 this morning at her home above Addison overlooking Dam 25. Death was due to heart disease, but her health had been fairly good up till about the time of the flood.
     Her two daughters and son-in-law left nothing undone to make her comfortable and happy and to prolong her life. She received every attention and reciprocated in fullest measure their love and solicitude. The entire community respected and esteemed her highly. She was a member of the Little Kyger Grange.
     The Trichler home is the old two-story frame house on the upper side of the railway underpass and is the first house below the home of George Rothgeb.
     Mrs. Trichler was in her 82nd year, having been born at Rutland Jan. 29, 1856. She was a daughter of Lewis and Hannah Page Gardner.
     She was married to Mr. Trichler, who died some years ago, July 7, 1874. Of this union there survive two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Caldwell who lived with her mother and Mrs. Sylvia Johnson, wife of O. C. Johnson, who live nearby. There is one surviving sister, Mrs. Matilda Steele of Kansas City, Mo.
     Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Sunday in charge of Rev. S. A. Phillips, Baptist pastor at Cheshire. Burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 19, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


Trichler, Hannah May

     A little daughter of John and Mary Trichler, aged two and a half years, died last Tuesday and was buried in the private burial lot on the Trichler place, George’s Creek.

Note: [1886 - 2/7/1888]

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


Trickler, Mrs. Hannah

     Mrs. Hannah Trickler, of Addison Township, died last Sunday night after a long illness. She was about seventy-five years of age, and highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral services were held at her late home on Tuesday monrning. Burial by Hayward & Son in the family burying ground; in Maddy cemetery in Addison township.

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 28, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Triechler, Amanda [Mason]

     Mrs. Joseph Triechler of Addison Township, ill for a year with dropsy died Tuesday night. She was above 50 years of age and a very nice, well-respected lady. She was the daughter of Rev. Mason and the widow of William Fisher a schoolteacher. She has a married son by her first husband, Ernest Fisher, and a daughter by Mr. Triechler about 10 years old living at home. Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

[Note: Cemetery records show her buried at Gravel Hill as Amanda Trichler. The date of the obituary is incorrect, since it is dated 4 days before she actually died.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1896
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Trobridge, David

     Died, in Ohio township, on the morning of the 14th of March, of pneumonia, Mr. David Trobridge, in the 82d year of his age. Mr. Trobridge was born in Fair Haven, Vermont, 13th of June, 1786, and came to Ohio in 1810. He served in the war of 1812.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Trobridge, Isaac

Sudden Death
     Isaac Trobridge, of Ohio Township, died suddenly Tuesday night last. He had been complaining but his family was not apprehensive. During the evening of the night he died he was lying across the foot of the bed. His wife called to him to get up and retire but this did not disturb him in the least. She then asked one of her sons to arouse him and he went to the bed and found him cold in death. As to what caused his death is unknown but the family attributes it to heart disease. He was aged about 60 years and leaves a wife and several children. Burial took place at Mt. Zion. W.H. Barton conducting the services.

[Note: died March 1, 1898]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday March 8, 1898
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Troth, Mary A. [Lloyd]

Mrs. Chas. Troth Died At 7:30 A.M.
Was Mother Of Asst. P. M. Troth And Mrs. Norman
    
Mrs. Mary A. Troth, 79, widow of Charles Troth, died at 7:30 this morning at the Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient for some days. She had suffered from complications and the infirmities incident to her advanced age.
     Mrs. Troth was the mother of Assistant Postmaster William L. Troth and of Mrs. John Norman, both of this city. Her home was in Raccoon Twp. and between Rio Grande and Vinton. Mr. Troth died in 1936.
     Decedent was a daughter of John M. and Margaret Jones Lloyd (a native of Wales) and was born Dec. 11, 1863. She is survived by one brother, David Lloyd of Bidwell R. D.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at Ebenezer Church with Rev. R. R. Denney in charge. Interment there by Butler-McCoy. This evening the body will be brought to the Norman home at 646 Second Ave.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 26, 1943

Troth Rites Friday
    
Pall bearers selected for the funeral of Mrs. Charles Troth to be held at Ebenezer church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock are Bert Jones, E. E. Hartsook. Roy Holcomb, Roy Mathias, Max Thomas and Willie Thomas.
    
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 27, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Troth, William L.

Death Claims W. L. Troth, 81, Former Assistant Postmaster
     William L. Troth, 81, of 750 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died at 4:30 a.m. today in the Medical Center Hospital. He had been a patient there one week. A former assistant Gallipolis postmaster, Mr. Troth had been in failing health since last December.
     Before coming to Gallipolis in 1918, Mr. Troth taught school at Vinton for 10 years. He joined the Gallipolis Post Office staff in 1918, remaining there until retiring some 15 years ago.
     Mr. Troth was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Blue Lodge, Scottish Rites, Columbus, Aladdin Temple, Columbus, and the Gallipolis Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Gallipolis Eastern Star.
     He was born on Oct. 8, 1886, in Vinton, son of the late Charles and Mary Ann Lloyd Troth. Survivors include his wife, the former Grace Radekin, whom he married on Oct. 8, 1912, and one brother, Raymond, Columbus. One sister preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Paul Bauders. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 13, 1968

Name Pallbearers For W. L. Troth
     Pallbearers for Sunday’s 2:30 p.m. funeral of William L. Troth, 81, former assistant city postmaster who died early Thursday, were announced today. They are E. E. Caldwell, Gilbert Meal, John Morgan, Jim Betz, Steve Clark, and Stanley Folden.
     Services will be held at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 14, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Trotter. Edith M. [McLaughlin]

Former Teacher Succumbs Today
     Mrs. Edith Trotter, a former teacher in Harrison and Clay townships, died at 6:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Carl Trotter, 1394 Little Ave., Columbus. Mrs. Trotter was the former Edith McLaughlin of Radcliff, and was the widow of Luther Trotter, who died in 1957. In addition to the son, she is survived by two daughters, Louise and Mary Trotter, both of Pasadena, Calif.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan. 13, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley

Trotter Services
     Funeral services were held Thursday morning for Mrs. Edith M. Trotter, 69, who died Monday in Columbus. A daughter of Gard and Leona Gregory McLaughlin, she was born near Radcliff. Her husband, Luther, preceded her in death. A school teacher for several years, she is survived by a son, Carl D., Columbus two daughters, Mary and Betty, Pasadena, Calif., and two sisters, Miss Daphne McLaughlin and Mrs. Alene Head, both of Radcliff. Burial was in Glen Haven Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 14, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


Trotter, Luella [Hazlett]

98 Year Old Native Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Luella (Sid) Trotter, 98, one of the oldest residents of the county, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 121 Third Ave. Mrs. Trotter had been in failing health for a year and a half after suffering a fractured hip. She had resided in Gallipolis since 1921.
     She was born in Clay twp., April 1, 1865, daughter of the late John and Rachel Lunsford Hazlett. Her marriage to Thomas Trotter took place Aug. 26, 1885, and he preceded her in death in 1918.
Two surviving sons are William C. and Virgil Trotter. There are six grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters who preceded her were John, Sherman, William, Mrs. Nancy Campbell, Mrs. Mary Ann Morgan and Mrs. Elizabeth Hazlett.
     Mrs. Trotter was a member of Bailey Chapel Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, David Pharr of the Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 6, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Trotter, Sarah Velvie [Wetherholt]

     Sarah Velvie Trotter, 85, formerly of 535 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died Monday in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was a retired teacher having retired in 1958 after 31 years in the teaching profession, all in the Gallia County Schools.She graduated from Rio Grande College 50 years ago last June. She was born March 19, 1893 in Gallia County, daughter of the late John W. Wetherholt and Hartie Blazer Wetherholt.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Hartie) Sheets of Huntington where she has resided for the last seven years; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn) Vallance of Lesage, W. Va.; three sisters, Miss Winnie Wetherholt, Gallipolis; Mrs. Marie Woofter, Boyton Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Cleo Gilpin, Huntington. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Blazer and William Wetherholt.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gallipolis, The Rio Grande College Alumni, National Retired Teachers’ Assn. and the Ohio Retired Teachers’ Assn.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery near Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

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


Trout, James Wiley

Father of Six Veterans Dies at Age of 75
James Trout Succumbs To Heart Attack Before Aid Arrives
     James Wiley (Uncle Jim) Trout, 75, died at 1 o'clock this morning at his home on the Mina Chapel Rd. He had been in poor health for seven years and had a severe heart attack a week ago and another Wednesday night. He died before medical aid arrived.
     Decedent was the son of James and Ellen Abbott Trout, born Apr. 27, 1876, in Roane Co., W. Va., one of nine children. Only two brothers, Isaac C. Trout, Charleston and James Trout, Gallipolis, survive.
On Nov. 7, 1917 he married Miss Nellie Board. The Rev. Jonathan Smith, pastor of the Baptist Church of Spencer, W. Va., performed the ceremony at the bride's home at Clendenin, W. Va. They came to Gallipolis 35 years ago and for a time lived in the Maynard property, later moving to their present home.  
     In his early life he was a carpenter but went to farming and followed that occupation for several years. When he retired seven years ago he was an overseer of the county roads. He was a good neighbor and a regular attendant at church.
     The Trouts have eight sons, six of whom served in World War II. They are: Forrest, Rex, Dennis and Brook of Charleston; French of Dayton; Wayne at home and Harry and Miles of Gallipolis.
The body will be at his late home after 7 p.m. today where friends may call.
     The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mina Chapel Church where he was a member. The Rev. Walker Beaver, a Baptist minister in Huntington, will conduct the services and burial under the direction of Miller's Funeral Home will be made in the Ridgelawn cemetery at Mercerville.

[Note: 1876-1951, handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Trout, Jane Ellen

Trout Infant
     GALLIPOLIS - Jane Ellen Trout, seven-month-old daughter of James E. and Eleanor Jean Harrison Trout, 4026 Halsey Pl., Columbus, died early Saturday morning in Children’s Hospital, Columbus. She had been a patient one week.
     Other survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Harrison, Gallipolis, the maternal grandparents, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Trout, Northup, paternal grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Trout have resided in Columbus the last two and a half years.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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


Trout, Teddie Ann

Eighteen-Year-Olds Teddie Ann Trout, Gallipolis, And Brenda Kay Lawson, Ironton, Victims.
     Two Rio Grande college coeds, both cheerleaders at the school, met a firey death in a highway accident Friday on Rt. 35 just west of Gallipolis. They were Miss Teddie Ann Trout, 18, the only child and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Trout of 427 Third Ave., and Miss Brenda Kay Dawson, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lawson of 705 North Sixth St., Ironton.
     The accident took place in front of the Paul Williams residence at 4:25 p.m. according to the Gallipolis Post State Highway Patrol. The car driven by the Lawson girl went out of control on the wet highway, spun around and the rear of the small foreign made vehicle a Renault struck a Central Motor Express truck driven east by Linvel Edward Pierce of Rt. 2, Thomasville, N. C. The semi-trailer driver apparently in attempting to avoid the car veered to the left and ran the tractor of the outfit through a guard rail in front of the Williams home.
     Dr. Donald Warehime, Gallia County coroner, was called to the scene and gave a verdict of death by suffication. One way traffic was maintained around the wreck and traffic was snarled for over an hour before the road could be cleared.
     The car after the impact immediately burst into flames trapping the young women and burning them beyond recognition. It was several hours before the patrol issued official identification of the pair. Gallipolis fire department got a call to the scene at 4:42 p.m. and Chief Hector Steele, Lawrence Dickey, resident fireman, and 13 members went to the scene and extinguished the blaze with water and chemicals. It was established that the Lawson girl was driving the car and one report is that car belonging to Coach John C. Wickline had brought Miss Deanna Wickline, his daughter to Gallipolis and that there had been another passenger in the car before the crash. The two college students were returning to Rio Grande at the time of the mishap.
     Identification of Miss Trout was made by a bracelet on which her first name was engraved.
Miss Trout was born in Gallipolis on Sept. 7, 1941, to Rupert and Leona Moore Trout. They survive along with the paternal grandfather, Samuel Trout of Garfield Ave., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Moore of Bidwell. She attended Gallipolis schools and was graduated from Gallia Academy High School with the class of 1959. She was a beautiful and personable girl who was a favorite with all who knew her. At the school was a cheerleader, a member of Future Nurses of America, the A Cappela choir and of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a freshman at Rio Grande, where she was chosen as a cheerleader. At the college she was taking a liberal arts course in pre-nursing.
     Services for her will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the First United Presbyterian Church. Rev. James H. Harter will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. today. The casket will not be open.
     Miss Brenda Kay Lawson was a native of Ironton. She was born on July 30, 1941, the daughter of William B. and Ethel Davidson Lawson. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Gary Burke and William George, both at home, her maternal grandfather, George Davidson of Ironton and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Essie Lawson of Cincinnati. She attended Ironton schools and was graduated from Ironton High school in the class of 1959. She entered Rio Grande College last fall and was a member of the cheerleader corps. She was an attractive brunette like her companion in death, Miss Tout.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tracy Brammer Funeral Home and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Gallia Times
Saturday, January 15, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Trowbridge, Ernest

Ernest Trowbridge Claimed Thursday
    
Ernest Trowbridge, 60, former resident of Ohio Twp., died before noon Thursday in a Charleston Hospital after suffering a heart attack Tuesday at his home in Red House, W.Va. His only surviving brother is Jacob Trowbridge, 1148 Second Ave., Gallipolis. He was a son of John and Mary Elliott Trowbridge. Five children survive, one at home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, probably at Red House.

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


Trowbridge, Jacob

Mr. Trowbridge Claimed at 82
     Jacob Trowbridge, 82, a resident of 48 Sycamore St., died at his home at 9 p.m. Tuesday. He had suffered a stroke several years ago and had been in declining health sine that time. In his early years he was a coal miner in southern Gallia county, and his last employment was as a blacksmith at the West Virginia Ordnance plant. He retired in 1944.
     Mr. Trowbridge was born in Ohio twp., Nov. 20, 1881, one of nine children born to the late John and Mary Elliott Trowbridge. His marriage to the former Malzenia Lewis of Bladden took place March 7, 1903, and she survives.
     Two daughters and three sons, who survive, are Mrs. Earl Logan, Sam and Paul Trowbridge, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Edgar (Virginia) Harrison of Columbus and Darrell Trowbridge of Caledonia. There are four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Three children died in infancy.
Mr. Trowbridge, had he lived until next month, would have been eligible for a 50 year pin for the Eureka Masonic Lodge.
     Masonic services will be held at the Miller’s Home for Funerals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Methodist church, back of Bladen, Rev. Wendell Stutler will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and until the hour of [___] service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 20, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Trowbridge, Jacob

     Died, at his residence in Ohio township, Gallia county, Ohio, Mr. Jacob Trowbridge, in his 77th year. The deceased was born in Fairhaven, Vermont, Dec. 25th, 1790, emigrated to Marietta, Ohio, in 1806, and to where he died in 1835. He served in the war of 1812, as Ensign of Sharp's Co., Cass' Reg't.; was in Hull's surrender in Detroit. Died April 19th, 1867. He lived and died respected by all who knew him. A.J.W.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 16, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Trowbridge, Michael L.

     Michael L. Trowbridge, 52, of Gallipolis, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2006, at his residence.
     He was born June 7, 1953, in Gallipolis, to the late Samuel Westley Trowbridge and Vivienne Eileen Chandler Trowbridge, who survives him. He was a 1971 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. Michael attended Appalachian Bible College at Bradley, W.Va., from 1971 to 1974. He was a 1979 graduate of Piedmont Baptist College at Winston-Salem, N.C., and a 1985 graduate of Tri-State Bible College at South Point.
     He became a Christian in May of 1965 and a member of First Baptist Church later on in that year. He taught Sunday School for a while in the primary and high school departments. He served several summer internships with the Baptist Mid-Mission of Cleveland. He was also a missionary candidate with them for a while. He held several other jobs during his working career.
     He was a member of the Point Pleasant, W.Va.Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a member of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio, a life member of both the Gallia County Historical and the Gallia County Genealogical Society, OGS Inc., being president in 1989 and earning the Jane Roush McCafferty, CG Award of Excellence for his publications efforts.
     While in the genealogical society, Michael was the chairman in charge of abstracting marriage records for publication. Eventually there were three marriage books available covering 1803 through 1925. He also authored a birth record book and the 1890 Census and a Soldiers' Discharge book. He was dedicated to genealogy and was working on Civil War materials, as well as continuing with his own personal research.
     His real love was the Civil War and he was a re-enactor until it became too difficult for him to participate. Michael literally gave thousands of hours to help other genealogists. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew him and by researchers around the country who have benefited by his many fine works.
     Michael was a member of First Families of Gallia County OGS, Est. 1990; of the Civil War Families of Gallia County, OGS, Est. 2004, and a life member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Cadot-Blessing Camp Number 126, Department of Ohio) and the Sons of Veteran Reserve of that group.
     He was the last of a family with the Trowbridge name (sixth generation) here in Gallia County. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Westley Trowbridge, in September, 1995.
     He is survived by his mother, Vivienne Trowbridge of Gallipolis; aunts and uncles, Betty and Gordon Kemper, Sonny (James F.) and Mary Chandler, and Philip Underwood, all of Gallipolis; several cousins on both sides of the family; and a special friend, David W. North of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, at the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel M.E. Cemetery at Bladen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Willis Funeral Home.
     Pallbearers will be members of the Cadot-Blessing Camp Number 126, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
    In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Michael's memory to the Point Pleasant Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution or Cadot-Blessing Camp Number 126 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
Sunday, May 21, 2006                                                                                Top of Page


Trowbridge, Paul Carlyle

Mr. Trowbridge Claimed at 49 Years Today
Paul Carlyle Trowbridge, 49 died at 4:30 am today in Holzer Hospital.
     Mr. Trowbridge was born in Bladen son of Jacob Trowbridge and Zenia Lewis Trowbridge. He is survived by his mother with whom he made his home at 48 Sycomore St. Also surviving are two brothers, Darrell Trowbridge , Caledonia and Sam Trowbridge ,Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs Earl (Rosalean) Logan, Gallipolis and Mrs. Virginia Harrison, Columbus.
     Paul Trowbridge was educated in the Gallipolis City Schools and worked in the mailing room of the Tribune for several years. He was also employed by the G. C. Murphy Co.
     He had been hospitalized several times and seriously ill since August.
     Four nieces and nephews survive. Services will be held at Miller's Funeral Home. Arrangements are imcomplete. Burial will be at Bladen.

Gallipolis Tribune
Auggust 31, 1967
Submitted by Marian Schoonover


Trowbridge, Wesley

Wesley Trowbridge, Chesapeake, Dies
     A message was received last night by Jacob Trowbridge that his brother, Wesley, had died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Chesapeake.
     Wesley Trowbridge was born in this county 69 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Cordelia Trowbridge; a son, Everett, and four grandsons (two of them in the armed services}, St. Paul, Minn.; also four stepchidlren, Oscar, Elmer and Emory Nelson of Huntington, and Virgil Nelson of Rutland, and a brother, Ernest of Red House, W. Va., besides the Gallipolis brother.
     The body is at the Schneider mortuary in Chesapeake pending completion of funeral arrangments.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Tucker, Erie

Death Of Erie Tucker
     Mr. Erie Tucker died on the morning of Nov. 7, 1911, at his home in Green Township in his 84th. year.
His funeral services are expected to be Saturday, at Salem, Perry Township, at 11 a.m. The minister is expected to be Rev. J. W. McCormick and the interment will be at the same place by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Tucker is survived by wife and five children. He was married previously to Catherine Daniels who died in 1884. She was the mother of all his children as follows: Mrs. A.J. Berridge of Northup; D.B. Tucker of Ft. Worth Texas; Mrs. O. E. McElhaney of Columbus; John I. Tucker of Portland, Oregon and W.A. Tucker at home. His last wife was Nancy V. McFarland. Both of whom were excellent women.
Mr. Tucker was always a farmer, a son of Jacob and Mary Tucker and he came here with his parents from Pennsylvania, when six years old. In 1856 he made a trip across the plains to California driving an ox team and had a great experience in his search for gold.
     He was a member of no church or order but was an honest and upright man, highly respected by all who knew him. He was not only honest and upright but he was kindly in character and would do anything to accommodate or favor a man--whether he was a special friend or not.

[Note: Death Certificate...born July 14, 1828; died Nov. 8, 1911]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov. 10, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Tuckwiller, Lewis

     Lewis Tuckwiller, the old janitor of Gallia Academy for so many years, was stricken with paralysis, last Thursday morning, dying at 2 in the afternoon of the same day. He was buried by the Benevolent Order, on Friday afternoon. He was 82 years of age. His wife, a paralytic for five years, survives him.

[Note: Born 1806 VA; died June 28, 1888. Black]

Gallipolis Journal
Wed. July 4, 1888
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Tullis, Louise [Kerr]

     Louise Kerr Tullis, 88, Athens, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 1995 in the Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains. Born May 21, 1907 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Cassius and Mary Thomas Kerr, she was a graduate of Ohio University, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Athens, and the Kappa Phi of Phi Beta Phi.
     Surviving are a[sic] two daughters, Ellen Jones of Chillicothe, and Jane (Gene) Wetherholt of Columbus; and seven grandchildren.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hughes-Blower Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Tom Hanover officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m., Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No Date
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards


Tumbleson, James Washington

J. W. Tumbleson Claimed Sunday
Services To Be Tuesday For County Farmer
     James Washington Tumbleson, 66, died Sunday at 6:45 a.m. at the Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient since Nov. 29. The cause of his death was carcinoma of the pancreas. The deceased was a farmer and his home was on the Double Creek Rd. above Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Hope Church where he was a member. The Rev. Ben Prinson, Willow Wood, will conduct the services and burial will be made in the church cemetery under the direction of C. R. Halley.
     James Washington Tumbleson was born Jan. 28, 1884 in Scioto County to Samuel and Melissa Robinson Tumbleson. He is survived by his wife, Gillie Rossiter Tumbleson, and the following brothers and sister; Joseph E. and Roy, Otway, O.; Alfred, Portsmouth; and Mrs. Anna Nichols, West Portsmouth; and five grandchildren.
     Mr. and Mrs. Tumbleson had one son, Wayne, who was burned to death in 1943 at Hogsett, W. Va.
The body will be taken to the home of Oscar Garland, Georges Creek, today at 5 p.m., where it will remain until time for the final services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 9, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Tumbleson, Wayne

Heroi[...] Buried Sunday
Rites At Good Hope For Rev. Wayne Tumbleson
     Funeral services were held at Good Hope Church Sunday afternoon for Rev. Wayne Tumbleson who died Friday at Pt. Pleasant. He had received burns while rescuing his two year old son, Merill, from a fire that destroyed their home in Clendinen District, Mason County, on Thursday. The child died at noon Thursday. After the fire, neighbors cared for Mrs. Tumbleson and their five other children.
     Mr. Tumbleson, who was a native of Ohio Township, had gone to Clendinen District to substitute for the pastor of Mt. Carmel ... Chapel and Potts Chapel United Brethren Churches. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs James Tumbleson, who live at the ... of Double Creek.

[Note: Death Certificate: Ona Wayne Tumbleson was born June 23, 1912 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio and died April 9, 1943 in Pt. Pleasant, Mason County, WV. He was the son of James Tumbleson and Gillie J. Rossiter. His wife was Frances Marie Tumbleson. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown  


Tuning, Jefferson D.

Tuning Found Dead in Auto At Ironton
Was Brother-in-law of W. H. Reynolds of Addison and Burial Will Be There Sunday
     Jefferson Tuning, a former Gallia county resident, now of Huntington, was found dead in an auto at Ironton Friday according to a message received here Friday evening by Dr. L. E. Smith.  Mr. Tuning according to the message was driving an auto for a grocery salesman and stopped at a grocery in Ironton, the salesman going inside and when he returned found Mr. Tuning dead, death probably resulting from heart trouble, brought on by diabetes from which he had been a sufferer for some time.
     Mr. Tuning leaves a wife but no children, and was a brother-in-law of W. H. Reynolds of Addison. The funeral will be from the M. E. church at Addison Sunday.

[Note: Buried in Addison-Reynolds Cemetery in Addison Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 21, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Tupper, Bethia S.

     Died, in this town on Saturday last, after a lingering illlness, Mrs. Bethia S. Tupper, aged about 80 years.

[Note: The stone is now very difficult to read, but originally the date of death was transcribed as 1838. The marriage date on the stone was 1804 and if she died in 1855 her birth date would have been about 1775 and 1804 would have been very reasonable for a marriage date.]

The Gallipolis Journal
October 11, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Twyman, Creed C.

     Creed C. Twyman, 83, retired farmer, Rt. 1, Ewington, died in Holzer Medical Center Sunday at 5:45 p.m. following a stroke. He was born April 30, 1893, in Harrisville, W. Va., son of the late G. W. and Flora Cain Twyman. Mr. Twyman married Vesta Plummer Oct. 6, 1917. She preceded him in death in 1966.
     He is survived by three sons and one daughter: Grady and George Twyman, Ewington; Lloyd Twyman, Groveport and Mrs. Brice (Beatrice) Cremeens, Ewington; seven grand, 16 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; one brother and one sister, Buel R. Twyman, Cleveland and Eleda Morris, Jackson. One daughter and a brother preceded him in death. Mr. Twyman was a 50-year member of the Huntington Grange.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. Cloyd Graves officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 2, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Twyman, Helen

     VINTON - Helen Twyman, 84, of Vinton, passed away peacefully in Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, on Monday, March 31, 2003. She was born December 20, 1918, at Ewington, daughter of the late Buel R. Twyman and Ruth Pelphery Twyman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister.
     She is survived by her cousins, Beatrice Cremeens of Vinton, with whom she made her home, Grady and George Twyman of Ewington, Gladys Rose of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dan William Morris of Jackson, and Paul Morris of Lancaster.
     Helen attended the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union, and she will be missed by her family and church friends. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2003, in the Church of Christ in Christian Union at Ewington, with the Rev. Mike Puckett officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Turner, Virginia

     Virginia Turner was born in Louisa County, Virginia, June 4th, 1826, and died at her brother's home in Ewington, Ohio, February 7th, 1892, in her 66th year. She was the daughter of Jonathan and Mary G. Turner. Her death was caused by la grippe. She professed faith in Christ and united with the M.E. Church when quite young, and continued faithful until the last, leaving a bright evidence to her many friends of her acceptance with her Heavenly Father. She loved her Bible, her church and her Sunday school. She was kind and charitable, and ever mindful of the poor. Her sufferings are over. She rests in peace. Her spirit has returned to God who gave it.
     Her body rests in the Ewington Cemetery, near the old church where she had met to worship for so
many years. The family circle is broken by death the second time; two have passed over to the
other shore. She leaves four brothers and three sisters, besides a number of other relatives and
friends, to mourn their loss.

    Call not back the dear departed,
     Anchored safe where storms are o'er;
     On the border land we left her,
     So to meet and part no more.

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


Turner, William H.  

W. H. Turner Dead
     William H. Turner, aged 81, a retired farmer of Gallia County, died of pneumonia at 8:30 last night at the home of his son, Dr. L. B. Turner of 44 North Park Avenue, after an illness of 14 days. Dr. Turner is the only surviving child.
     The body will be shipped to Salem today by the Pletcher-Brown Undertaking Company and will be buried tomorrow. Turner had made his home with his son since retiring from farm life several years ago. Mr. Turner was a native of Ewington and lived at Bidwell a number of years before going to Columbus.

[Note: Handwritten on the obituary is "b.1830" and "Salem Cem. in Meigs Co."]

Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1911
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Twyman, Pearl

     R. Pearl Twyman, 77, Ewington, died Friday, January 7, 1994 at Holzer Medical Center. Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton. Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union. Pall bearers will be John Thompson, Brett Thompson, Scott Clark, Brandon Twyman, Brent Schultz and Shane Hampton. Honorary pall bearers will be Becky Clark, Dama Twyman, Bethany Elliot, Bradd Schultz, Tommy Meade and Matthew Elliot.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 10, 1994
Transcribed by J. Farley


Tyler, Anna M. [Holcomb]

     Mrs. H. H. Tyler, of Chestnut Grove, died Thursday of last week, aged about 43 years. The funeral services were conducted Saturday morning by Rev. W. J. Fulton, interment at Mt. Tabor. Mrs. Tyler’s maiden name was Holcomb, a daughter of Mathias Holcomb of Rio Grande. She was married to Mr. Tyler some 25 years ago. She leaves a husband, two children, Ben and Ollie, a brother, Prof. J. D. Holcomb, two sisters, Mrs. G. S. Bohanan of Alliance and Miss Irene Holcomb of Celina, Ohio.

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


Tyler, Eva Mason Tyler

Mrs. Tylor Dead
     Columbus, O., April- Mrs. Eva Mason Tyler, wife of Julius B. Tyler, day foreman at the local Post Office here, died last Friday afternoon after a brief illness of but two weeks. Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Ralph W. Tyler and Mrs. Robert B. Barcus and two brothers, Charles and Ernest, all of this city. The deceased was born and reared in Gallipolis, being the youngest daughter of the late James and Eliza Mason.

Gallipolis Dailey Tribune
April 11, 1921
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Tyler, William Henry

Henry Tyler Dead
As Result of Injuries Received by Being Struck by Auto
     William Henry Tyler, a well known citizen, passed away at his home on State Street at about five o’clock this Friday evening from injuries received following his being struck by an auto last Monday evening. Dr. Holzer was called in consultation with Dr. Mack Friday and they found his injuries then to be very serious and he suffering from an internal hemorrhage.
     He was the son of Mary and William Tyler, born in Kanawha County, W. Va., in 1854.  He came to Gallipolis in 1881 taking up work as a stationary engineer. He was united in marriage in 1886 to Mrs. Margaret A. Pierson and to them were born two children, Mrs. Margaret Maddy and Lylburn of this city. He also raised two step children, Mrs. Mattie King and James Pethtel.  With these children survive his widow and three brothers, James, George and John, all of Spring Hill, W. Va.
     Mr. Tyler was a respected citizen kind to his family and well liked by all his acquaintances.  He was a member of the Methodist church and charter member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and D. of A.  At the time of the accident he was taking care of the High School building.
     The funeral will be from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. J. O. Newton, under the auspices of the Jr. O. U. A. M. Interment will follow at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 21, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux