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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thorn, Hugh   [Thorne]

     Mr. Hugh Thorn died Tuesday evening of last week and was buried Wednesday, the Court of Foresters officiating.  We understand the large family of Mr. Thorn get $1,000 from the Foresters and $800 from the Maccabees.  Mr. Thorn was a quiet good citizen and had the respect of his fellowmen.

[Note:  1826 - 8/10/1880  Buried in Pine Street Cemetery; Death Record has 8/9/1880]

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, August 19, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, Capt. Charles W.

Capt. Thornily Dead
     Capt. Charles W. Thorniley, 68, a former Raccoon Island resident died Saturday at his home in Admire, Kas. He is survived by his wife and a son.

Gallia Times
November 16,1927
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


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


Tillay, Paul C.

     Died, in Evansville, on Tuesday, the 17th ult., of consumption, Paul C. Tillay, in the 35th year of his age, formerly of this place.

The Gallipolis Journal  
October 17, 1850
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


Tippens, Alta  [Curry]

Death of Mrs. Tippens
     Mrs. Alta Tippens, wife of James A. Tippens, died at her home in Columbus Wednesday afternoon of typhoid fever. The remains arrived here on the Thursday evening train and were conveyed to the residence of Mr. H. D. Stowers, where the funeral will be held this afternoon, interment following at Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Tippens was about 40 years of age and besides a husband leaves two children, Guy and Ruth, and a sister, Mrs. H. D. Stowers, to mourn their loss. A host of friends in this city will regret her demise.

[Note: 1/10/1860 – 12/10/1902; Age 42 yrs. 11 mos. She was the daughter of Ben & Mary Curry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 12, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tippens, James

Tippens Rites Will Be Held Sun. Afternoon
Body Is En Route From Nutley, New Jersey --- Woodmen Will Officiate
     The body of James Tippens, who died at Nutley, New Jersey, is expected to arrive at 1:54 Sunday afternoon at Pt. Pleasant. From there it will be brought to Elias Wetherholt’s funeral parlors where services are to be held at 3:30 o’clock according to tentative arrangements. Rev. H. H. Wilbur will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Tippens was a charter member and the first Venerable Council of the local Woodmen Camp No. 5542.
Guy Tippens Here
     Members of the forestry team and other Woodmen who can attend are asked to appear in uniform. Guy Tippens, the only son of the decedent, arrived this morning from Washington, D. C., and is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver. He was not expected because he has been suffering from influenza.
     The son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S_________, (Ruth Tippens), with whom Mr. Tippens lived, are accompanying the body. The three visited here last summer and on that occasion, Mr. Tippens arranged in part for his funeral. His desire to live was lessened after he had seen all those he had wished to see and visit, and his decline thereafter was steady, though he was bedfast for only three weeks before his death.
     Mr. Tippens was 81 years old. He will be remembered as a cabinet maker and was long in the employ of local furniture factories. Later, he had an upholstery business of his own on Second about where Wise’s garage is now. He and family moved to Columbus in 1899. Mrs. Tippens (Alta Curry) died 32 years ago. Mr. Tippens lived with his son in Washington some years before going to New Jersey. Mr. Tippens was born at Sistersville, W. Va., and it is believed that he was the last survivor of his generation of the family.
     Guy has lived in Washington since 1917 and is chief clerk in the chemical warfare division. His oldest son, James, has a position in the government printing office. Guy’s first wife died and he married again and has a small child.

[Note: Sept. 10, 1854 – Jan. 24, 1936]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 25, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, Sarah F. [Boster]

Death of Mrs. Geo Tipton
     Mrs. Sarah F. Tipton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Boster, was born December 12, 1839, and died September 29, 1913. She was united in marriage May 3, 1874. To this union were born five children, three of whom died in infancy. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Eli Evans, one son, Charley of Cheshire, and six step-children, Mrs. Frank Cremeens, Mrs. Kanan Clark, Harvey, Wilson, J.D. and J.C. Tipton, several grand children and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Newhouse of Bogota, Ill.
     Mrs. Tipton united with the U.B. Church at the age of twelve years. She recently brought her membership to Epworth M.E. Church at which place the funeral will be Wednesday at one o'clock by Rev. C.H. Morrison, the interment followiing at Pine Street cemetery by J.W. Myers. of Sandfork.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Otober 1, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Tipton, Stanton E.

S. E. Tipton, 81, Dies After Long Illness
     Stanton E. Tipton, 81, an official of the Railroad Brotherhood, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday
at his home 1013 Second Ave. He had been ill for a year with a ______condition.
     Mr. Tipton was a native of Walnut twp., where he was born on July 28, 1878, to the late Elias and Mary E. Folden Tipton. He was one of fourteen children and only one brother, Thomas F. Tipton, of Columbus survives.
     He followed the carpenter trade and early in his career went to Huntington. Later he went to Columbus where he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a caboose builder for 47 years. He retired in 1944 and at the time of his death was a member of the retirement board of the Railroad Brotherhood. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church.
     Mr. Tipton is survived by his wife, the former Ella Schuemacher and two step-daughters, Mrs. George Park of Columbus and Mr. Millard Winters of Greenfield. Four surviving nieces of Gallipolis are Mrs. Clifford Wood, Mrs. Clay Halley, Mrs. Stella Harrison and Mrs. Lucille Drummond.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Greenlawn cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

[Note:  July 28, 1878 – Jan. 2, 1960. He was the son of Elias & Mary E. Folden Tipton. This obituary has heavy ink marks through the very 1st of it.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 4, 1960
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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


Titus, Dr. John M.

     A well known physician, and who had many acquaintances in Point Pleasant, and in the county, and who was here a few weeks ago, the guest of friends, died at his home at Letart, Ohio, early Wednesday morning, from typhoid fever. He was about 33 years old and leaves a wife and three children.  He will be buried at Porter, Ohio, Friday.

[Note: July 9, 1866 - May 17, 1899 ; He is buried in Clark Chapel Cemetery & was the son of Richard L. & Virginia Boggs Titus. He was married to Ethel Cora Hamilton.]

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
May 24, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Tobin, Robert S.

Robert S. Tobin Dies Of Stroke; Rites 2 Sunday
     Robert S. Tobin, 50, of near Rio Grande, died at 2 o’clock  Friday afternoon at the Holzer Hospital. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Sunday, was taken to the hospital on Tuesday, and never regained consciousness.
     He was a son of Lucinda Jenks Tobin and the late Wesley R. Tobin and had lived with his mother near Old Pine, Thurman, R. D. 1. Surviving besides the mother, are two sons, Robert S. and Chester R. Tobin, both of Elizabeth, N. J.; a grand-daughter, Virginia Tobin, same address, and a sister, Mrs. Cressie Watts, wife of Ernest Watts.
     He was a member of the Thurman Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at Old Pine, in charge of Rev. Leon Hutchins. Burial there by O. E. Elliot.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 13, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Todd, Amanda Elizabeth [Wood]

Mrs. Joshua Todd Dies Saturday
     Mrs. Joshua Todd died Saturday, March 10, 1923, at the age of 68 years. Mrs. Todd leaves her husband Joshua Todd, three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Eggelson of Wheelersburg, W. Va., Mrs. Georgia Cottrell of Marion, O., and Mrs. Beulah Rouse of Proctorville, O. She is also survived by two brothers, one sister and a number of grandchildren.
     Mrs. Todd was a member of Southern M. E. Church and was a good Christian lady, always devoted to her family. The funeral will be held at Clay Chapel at 2 o’clock Monday, Rev. Adams officiating. Burial will be by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: Dec. 21,1855 – March 10, 1923; Age 68 yrs. 2 mos. 17 das. She was the daughter of Thomas Wood and is buried at Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 10, 1923
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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, Harry Washington

Harry W. Tope Dies on Sunday
     Harry Washington Tope, 77, died Sunday at 9:30 a.m., at his home on White Cemetery Rd., after a long illness. He had suffered a stroke on July 10, 1952, and had been in declining health since that time. He was a native of Walnut twp., and had engaged in farming all his life, moving to the home in which he died when he was seven years old.
     Tope was the son of the late John H and Mary Frances Huron Tope, and his birth date was Feb. 22, 1879. He was one of five children born to that union. One sister, Mrs. Emily Ropeter of Thurman, is the sole survivor of his immediate family.
     He was married to the former Ollie Champer of Bethesda on Dec. 20, 1910, at the Grace Methodist parsonage by the late Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington.  There are three surviving children of that union, Paul and Miss Mildred Tope, at home and Mrs. Ernest (Freda) Thorne, of Rio Grande. There are three grandchildren and one great grandson.
     Tope was a member of the Walnut Grange and the Asbury Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 2 p.m., Tuesday, with Rev. P. A. Casto officiating, assisted by Rev. Earl V. Cremeens. Burial will follow in White cemetery.  Friends may call at Miller’s Monday evening and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 14, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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, Caroline

     Died, on the 8th inst., in Rodney, Miss Caroline Toping,[sic] in her 24th year. Her amiable disposition and Christian character won the esteem of a large circle of acquaintances. While it was sad to lay one away in the earth with so many qualifications for usefulness, yet it was done with tearful submission, and blessed assurance that her spirit was at rest with its Author in Heaven.
     H. L. Whitehead.

[Note: Name is Carrie A. Topping on cemetery records.]

The Gallipolis Journal
June 10, 1875
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


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, Fred

Death of Mr. Topping
     Mr. Fred Topping, son of C.C. Topping, a young married man, died Thursday night Nov. 3, 1906, at 9 o'clock with consumption, leaving wife and four children, and several brothers. His mother was the daughter of the late Wiley Hill of Rodney. He was one of the best young men in Springfield township. He will be laid to rest beside his mother in the Long graveyard.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 9, 1906
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


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


Trainer, James Morris (Tipton)

Mr. Trainer services set 2 p.m. Sunday
     James Morris (Tipton) Trainer, 67, died unexpectedly at his home on Rt.3, Gallipolis, Wednesday
at 9:45 a.m. He had been in failing health the last 10 years and had been treated at Holzer Medical Center on several occasions.
     He was born at Gallia Furnace Jan. 31, 1906, one of 13 children in the family of the late Garnett and Hannah Martin Trainer. As a young man he worked at the Oak Hill clay works at Blackfork and also at Pyro as a machinist and a pipefitter. The last 35 years he and his late brother, Elwood Trainer, operated a truck farm near Rodney. He was a charter member of the Gallipolis Gun Club, member of the Rodney Grange and Pomona Grange.
     He is survived by three brothers, Hermit of Fort Springs, W. Va.; Harold, Jackson, and Richard of New Carlisle, Ohio. Six sisters survive, Elma, Lola and Jessie Trainer all of Portsmouth: Mrs. Sylvia Humphrey,
Gallia; Mrs. Edith Larson of Jackson, and Mrs. Luella Jones of Oak Hill.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. sunday at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Glen R. Hueholt will oficiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller's after 4 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: There is a tombstone in Mound Hill Cemetery with the name Tipton M. Trainer with the exact same birth and death dates.]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 4, 1973
Transcribed by J. Farley


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, 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


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, Philip

Philip Trichler Dies at Home at Addison
     Philip Trichler, whose life had been spent around Addison and Cheshire, died at 7 o’clock this morning at his home just below the former village. He had been bedfast for several weeks, a sufferer from a complication of ailments and his condition became critical on Sunday.
     Early in the fall his health began to fail and six months ago, he gave up his job as mail carrier at Addison. He would have been 73 years old May 20, and was the last of the name of his generation of one of the oldest families of the Addison-Cheshire area. A sister, Amanda Swisher, widow of Dean Swisher, survives. Their father was Dan Trichler, a native of Germany.
     Mr. Trichler was twice married. His second wife and their daughter, Amanda, wife of Hercles Rayburn of Addison survive: and there is a son by his first marriage, Elwood Trichler of Dayton. Undertaker Coleman took charge of the body. The surviving wife was Effie Sterns and she and Mr. Trichler were married at Nelsonville.
     Funeral services will be held at the Addison M. E. church at 2 o’clock Thursday, Rev. E. C. Venz in charge. Burial at Coal Hill, above Addison by Coleman.

[Note: May 20, 1863 – March 17, 1936; Age 73 yrs. 9 mos. 26 das. He was the son of Daniel & Elizabeth Moneymaker Trichler.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 17, 1936

Cheshire News Notes:
     Funeral services for Phillip Trichler were held Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. C. Venz at the M. E. Church. Because of weather conditions and high water, the body was carried quite a distance to Coal Hill where burial took place by Funeral Director Coleman.

[Note: The cemetery is probably Amos Cemetery in Addison Township. It is located on Coal Hill and in the same land section.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 23, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Trickler, Daniel

     DIED - at his residence, in Addison township, Oct. 20, 1876, Daniel Trickler, aged 71 years and 6 days. He had been a resident of this county over 72 years.

[Note: Oct. 14, 1803 - Oct. 20, 1876; Buried in Trickler Family Cemetery; Married Elizabeth Moneymaker in Gallia Co., Ohio on April 10, 1842].

Gallipolis Journal
October 26, 1876
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Trickler, 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


Trimble, Ronald Eugene

     Ronald Eugene Trimble, 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 28, 2011. He was born on May 27, 1941 in Lovely, Kentucky, the son of the late Palmer and Nola Elizabeth (Webb) Trimble. Ronald graduated from Gallia Academy High School and served in the United States Air Force. He had been employed at the G.D.C. and then the Goodyear Tire Plant in Apple Grove, which later became the Shell Plant where he retired.
     He enjoyed horse-back riding, playing his guitars, and spending time at lakes or parks with his family. He enjoyed going to church and lived for the Lord.
     He is survived by four children; Lillian E. (Charles) Masters of Gallipolis, Joe (Michael Ives) Trimble of Washington D. C., Belinda Trimble of Gallipolis, and Dakota Reese Trimble, which was his little Buddy of Gallipolis; two sisters, Armalea Robinson of Clarksville, TN., and Donna (Robert) Schmoll of Gallipolis; grandchildren, Matthew Shawn (Brandy) Burns, Charlene, Dalton and Coalton Masters, Kristen and Nathan McCarty, Jacob Trimble, Savannah and Allison Brown.  Ron had a step grandson, Charles Masters, III, and step granddaughter, Angela D. (Masters) Ashworth; great grandchildren are Lennon Burns, Maddison Masters, Damion and Izabellah Ashworth and Ariel and Charles Masters, IV. Also surviving are two special friends, his children’s mothers, Jane M. (Hartlieb) Trimble and Linda S. (Bays) Trimble.
     Services will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Willis Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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, 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, Marjorie Lorena [Vance]

     Marjorie Lorena Trout, 91, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, a lifelong resident of Kanauga, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at her residence. She was born January 30, 1930, daughter of the late Edwin A. and Mary Ellen Cox Vance.
     Marjorie was a member of Kanauga Methodist Church and had worked for a time at the Gallipolis Development Center.
     Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Marvena K. Jeffers and John Jeffers of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two grandchildren, Lori R. Jeffers and Brian W. Jeffers, both of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Emily K. Daniel of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Seth D. Jeffers of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
     Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Marvin S. Crawford and H. Wayne Trout, her daughter Sandra E. Crawford, two sisters, Inez Kearns and Gladys Watkins, and four brothers, Earl, Orville, Alfred and Robert Vance.
     Services will be 1 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, July 17, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 15, 2011
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. This was also on the stone "d/o Dr. Bleason of Bellirica, Mass. (granddaughter)? of William P. Putnam; m. 5/9/1804 Gen. Edward W. Tupper of Marietta, Ohio "]

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


Tupper, Edward

In Memoriam

     The following inscription is on the tomb of Gen. Edward Tupper, who sleeps in our cemetery:
"To the Honored and Revered memory of Gen. Edward W. Tupper, who departed this life Sept. 7th, 1823, aged 52 years. Distinguished in life by bravery in war, wisdom in legislation, judgment in private council, zeal in promoting public morals, benevolence in befriending the poor and oppressed, affectionate attention in the domestic relations, humble faith in the merits of Jesus Christ. When the ear heard him then it blessed him; when the eye saw him it gave witness to him."

The Gallipolis Journal
April 23, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Turner, George

Death of Geo. Turner
     George Turner, age 53, of Kanauga, well known in this city as a carpenter, died Sunday at 11:30 a. m. after an illness of 10 days with acute nephritis. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Turner is survived by his widow and ten children, ranging in age from a baby only a few months old to a daughter 20 years of age.
     The deceased was a member of the Kanauga church and the Jr. O. U. A. M. under whose auspices the funeral will be conducted from the church at 2:00 p. m. today by the Rev. Day.
     Burial will be made in the McCullough cemetery in West Virginia by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: May 1, 1871 - Aug. 31, 1924; Age 53 yrs. 2 mos. 30 days; He was the son of John & Martha Craig Turner. He was married to Katie McDermitt in 1904. He was a carpenter by trade.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 2, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Turner, Susan

Sudden Death
     An old colored lady named Susan Turner, and known familiarly as “Aunt Susan,” dropped dead at Cheshire, Ohio, Saturday, from heart disease. Her remains were brought here Saturday evening and interred in Lone Oak cemetery, Sunday.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
May 28, 1890
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 obitaury is "b.1830" and "Salem Cem. in Meigs Co."]

Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1911
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Tweed, Eliza

     The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Tweed, mother of Mrs. Jas. Betz, was preached at the Presbyterian Church, Saturday.  She was 76 years of ago.

[Note: Mrs. Jas. Betz, her daughter, was Rebecca  M. Tweed].

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, April 29, 1880
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Twyman, Barbara Lynne

Barbara L. Twyman
     Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Vinton Memorial Park for Barbara Lynn [sic] Twyman, 17, Rt. 1, Ewington, who died recently. Rev. Elmer Geiser will officiate. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship Chapel, with Geiser officiating. Funeral arrangements are by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.
     Born Sept. 29, 1965, in Gallia County, daughter of George W. and Betty Hale Twyman, who both survive at Rt. 1, Ewington, she was a North Gallia High School student who attended Buckeye Hills Career Center, where she studied diversified health services. She was a member of Fellowship Chapel.
     Also surviving are a brother, Robert of Rt. 1, Ewington; and a maternal grandmother, Rosa Lee Hale of Gallipolis.

[Note: Both her tombstone picture available at FindAGrave.com and her entry in Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 at Ancestry.com show her death as April 06, 1983.  The scanned obituary from which this transcription was typed has the obituary date as April 20, 1983, on a banner attached to the obituary.  The actual date could possibly be earlier in the month.  Also, her tombstone picture shows her middle name as “Lynne”.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 20, 1983
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Twyman, Pearl [Dodrill]

Pearl Twyman
     VINTON – Rebecca Pearl Twyman, 77, Ewington, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1916 in Gallia County, daughter of the late John and Bertha Vance Dodrill, she was the last postmaster of the former Ewington Post Office, a position she held for 25 years, the longest term in the history of that office. She was an active member of the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union for 77 years, a member of the Vinton American Legion Auxiliary Post 161, and a member of the League of Postmasters.
     Surviving are her husband, Grady Twyman, who she married Nov. 30, 1940 in Russell, Ky.; a son, Ron (Joyce) Twyman of Ewington; two daughters, Judy (Clarence) Thompson of Hebron, and Cathy (Steve) Elliott of Thurman; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwight (Clyda) Dodrill of Columbus, and Darrell (Dorothy) Dodrill of Vinton; a sister Wanda (Melvin) Regan of Columbus; and a sister-in-law, Dorcas Dodrill of Westerville. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney Twyman, and by two brothers and three sisters.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union, with the Rev. Donovan Humble and the Rev. David Marhoover officiating  Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union, in care of Mrs. Mary Tyler, State Route 160, Vinton, Ohio 45686.

[Note: Obituary has a picture.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, January 09, 1994
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Twyman, R. 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, Donna

Mrs. Tyler Dies At Vinton Home
Respected Resident’s Rites To Be Monday
     With the passing of Mrs. Donna Tyler, 70, Vinton lost one of its most highly respected women and a decendant of one of Jackson County’s most prominent old families.
     Death came to her last night at 8:40 at Vinton where she and her devoted sister, Mrs. Jesie Barley, had lived in beautiful companionship for 18 years. Mrs. Tyler was born Feb. 20, 1870, to Aaron and Sarah Allen Kirkendall, who lived near Old Salem Twp., Jackson County. For the past two years, she has been ill and during this time she was tenderly cared for by her sister, Mrs. Barley. She and her sister, during that time, were frequent guests for long periods in the home of their brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Kirkendall, 1127 Second Ave., Gallipolis.
     The decedent was an Eastern Star member in her earlier years and since childhood was a member of the church. At the time of her death her membership was in the Vinton Baptist Church.
     She was twice married, in 1899 to Newton Parkins who died in 1903, and to Frank Tyler on Oct. 12, 1907. Mr. Tyler died Mar. 21, 1931. Two stepchildren, Colby Tyler, Rahway, N. J., and Mrs. Florace McClure, Oak Hill, survive. Besides the brother K. G. Kirkendal, and the sister, Mrs. Barley, she is survived by another brother, Frank Kirkendal, Dayton.
     The body is at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton where friends may call until the time of the funeral which will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Vinton Baptist Church. The Rev. L. H. Stebbins, Gallipolis, will conduct the services and burial will be made in the Vinton Memorial Cemetery. The pallbearers will be E. A. Evans, E. O. Russell, H. M. Wilcox, O. M. Stewart, Blain Poling, and Hayward Harmon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 13, 1950
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