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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

Waddell, Alexander

Greenville, Perry twp, Gallia Co., O.
     Departed this life on the 6th inst. After a few days confinement to his bed, Mr. ALEXANDER WADDELL, something over 100 years of age. The deceased was a native of Scotland, who emigrated to this country at an early day, and after conducting himself for some time with dignity and propriety, married Miss Eleanor Roush, the daughter of one of the earliest and most respectable settlers of Pocahontas county, Virginia. They lived together in all the happiness of conjugal affection for the term of 55 years; early in life they both became members of the M E Church, and lived in the unity of the spirit, and in the bonds of Christian affection they pulled together in the gospel yoke. Their roof became the shelter for the weary pilgrim and the gospel minister for many years, and God blessed them with five sons and seven daughters, whom they early instructed in the path of piety and virtue; eight of whom, through mercy, are trying to follow the example of their parents to that rest which remains for the people of God. The old lady died about seven years ago in the triumphs of a living faith. The old gentleman bore up with Christian fortitude under his bereavement, and waited all the days of his appointed time, and lived to see his children, grand children, and great grandchildren to the number of 260. As a husband he was agreeable and affectionate; as a parent, kind and tender; as a friend, charitable and sincere, and as a citizen, unblemished and inestimable, possessing, perhaps, one of the most even and uninterrupted tempers that ever fell to the lot of man. In short, he was esteemed by all who knew him, scarcely ever having an enemy in his life. He manifested to his last hour the character of a man of the deepest piety; patient in his afflictions, he left the world without a murmur or a groan. His remains were conveyed to the house of his son, John Waddell, on Sunday the 7th instant, where his funeral was preached by the Rev. John Clark, to a large and respectable assemblage of our citizens, with his connexions who listened with interest and attention. "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his."
     Mr. Waddell was one of the earliest Pioneers to the west. He emigrated to Western Virginia with the first band that crossed the mountains, and was in engaged in several battles with the Indians during the frontier wars.

BUCKEYE & GALLIPOLIS JOURNAL
SEPTEMBER 18, 1834

Transcribed exactly from copy of original newsprint.
Grave site is in the Hulbert Cemetery
Alexander Waddell was a Revolutionary War soldier
Carolyn MH Smith

[Note: Inscription on tombstone: "A native of Scotland - a member of the church 72y. A man who fought for liberty but now his soul doth rest in paradise. Rev. War"


Waddell, Burt L.

Burl Waddell Dies Saturday
     Burt L. Waddell, 82, a native of Green twp., died in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Columbus, late Saturday evening. He was a prominent farmer in the Alexandria neighborhood for most of his life. He removed to Columbus some 18 years ago and was residing at 55 Fallis Rd.
     Waddell was born on Aug. 29, 1874, the son of the late James and Elizabeth Prose Waddell in Green twp., and lived for most of his life in his native neighborhood. He was one of six children and was the youngest in the family. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Basom, Ira, Elmer, Mr. J. W. (Emma) Ecker, and Mrs. Charles (Kate) Graham. Two half-brothers and a half-sister also preceded him in death, James and John Waddell, twins, and Lydia Waddell.
     He was united in marriage to the former Margaret Graham and they had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. To this union a son and daughter were born, Graham Waddell and Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Bauman, both of Columbus. There are two granddaughters.
     Short funeral services will be held at the Carroll Weir Funeral Home, N. High St., Monday evening. Graveside services will be held at Mound Hill Cemetery at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday. Waddell was a member of the Alexander Methodist Church and was active in the affairs of Gallia county while a resident here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 15, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Waddell, E. E.

E. E. Waddell Dead

     Hon. E. E. Waddell, for more than 80 years a resident of Green township, this county, passed away Sunday at his home in Westerville, near Columbus, aged 85 years. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Zion Church.
     Mr. Waddell was born here in this county in 1821, a son of William and Eliza Waddell. In 1885 he married Miss Jennie Grayum and they became the parents of six children, three of who, Robert and Misses Mary and Jean, survive their parents.
     Mr. Waddell was a highly respected old gentleman of many fine qualities. A few years ago, following the death of his wife, he went to Westerville to reside with his children.

The Gallia Times, Gallipolis, Ohio
Wed. Feb 7, 1917, Vol. XIX, NO. 6
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Waddell, Eleanor R. [Womeldorff]

     DIED - July 22nd, 1853, in Green township, Mrs. Eleanor R. Waddell, wife of James P. R. Waddell, and daughter of Michael and Jane Womeldorff. The deceased was born February 6th, 1827, and died as above, making her age twenty-six years, five months and sixteen days. Her disease was consumption, with which she was mostly confined to her room for several months. She was an amiable and dutiful daughter, a faithful, affectionate, and devoted wife, a kind and careful mother, beloved by her relatives, friends and neighbors.
     For about ten years she was a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In the last months of her life, and especially during her illness, her experience, enjoyments and conversation was a glorious comment on, and an incontestible evidence of the truth of the Christian Religion, and its power to sustain, comfort, and inspire the soul, amid pain, affliction, and death. When visited by her minister, relatives and friends, she gave the same uniform evidence for Christ. She seemed, indeed, to have perfect faith, perfect love, perfect hope, patience and all combined with the fullest enjoyment--an unwavering hold on the cross of Christ--a cloudless view of the blessed atonement--and a present, conscious, glorious realization of eternal blessedness. She often called for singing and prayer, and took great delight in them, responding to the sentiments contained in those religious exercises.
     One week before her death, her babe (five months and twenty-one days old) was taken from earth to Heaven, by Him who said "suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Two others had preceded this one, so that while our sister has been parted from her family who remain here, she has united with those three loved ones in "that sun bright clime."
     On the day of her death, she was the first to perceive the approach of the "king of terrors," enquiring of those present, "am I not dying?" When the friends were called in, she said "praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!! I am going home," and in a few moments, the spirit fled away from earth to Heaven. Her bereaved husband is left to mourn her loss, and three small children without a mother's care.
     A funeral sermon was preached by Rev. D. Waddell, of the Western Virginia Conference, to a large and attentive congregation, from Rev., 14, 13. I will add the words of the psalmist "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."---Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like this. Reader, prepare for death.

"Let sickness blast, let death devour,
If Heaven must recompense our pains,
Perish the grass, and fade the flower,
If firm the word of God remains." W. C. M.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 4, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                          Top of Page              


Waddell, Frank I.

Frank I. Waddell Killed In Far West
     Accidental firing of a small caliber rifle caused the death at Longview, Washington, of Frank I. Waddell of Rodney. It occurred in the evening of Saturday, Aug. 9, at a house where Waddell and other friends were chatting. The shot, fired by a member of the party, first inflicted a light abdominal wound on a man named Robert McCormick and then lodged in Waddell's chest. An internal hemorrhage ended fatally an hour after the shooting, said the Longview Daily News.
     George Waddell left here in 1898 and engaged in the lumber business and his son followed him in that business and lived at Kelso, Wash. The latter is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, Gary and Dale; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Waddell of Toledo, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Jacobson of Longview and Mrs. Carmen Krause of Ryderwood.

[Note: From Washington Death Index, 1940-1996 (Ancestry.com) date of death August 9, 1941. From LDS Death Index for Washington age at death 30 y 9 m 7 d; father George Waddell; mother Gertrude Shultz. From findagrave.com burial is at Toledo CE in Lewis County, Washington.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1941, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Waddell file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Waddell, George A

Geo. Waddell Dies After Long Illness
     Mr. George A. Waddell, age 66, died at his home on the Portsmouth Road Tuesday evening, June 30, 1925, after an illness of six weeks following an operation at the Holzer Hospital. He leaves beside his widow, his mother, Mary E. Waddell and one daughter, Mrs. Sam Medley, of Court Street, this city.
     Mr. Waddell was quite well known in this county having been in the stock business for several years.
Funeral will be held Thursday at two o'clock at Alexander Church by Rev. Thompson. Burial will follow at Mound Hill in charge of Geo. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate..born April 21, 1859; died June 30, 1925, 66 years 2 months and 9 days of age. Cattle Buyer Parents: William Waddell (VA) and Mary E. Rader (OH). Wife Irene B.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 1, 1925
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Waddell, Harry

     WADDELL---HARRY, youngest son of Ephraim E. And Jennie Waddell, died in Kansas City, MO., September 25, 1886, in the 32d year of his age.
     Harry was always recognized as an important factor in the social circle in which he lived and moved. Genteel in personal appearance and modest in demeanor, of a bright and cheerful disposition and imbed with a sense of manly worth and integrity, he won for himself the high respect, and possessed the confidence of all who knew him.
     Having an intelligent mind and prompted by a noble spirit of moral obligation, his purpose was ever manifest to have the conduct of his life within the sphere of duty and of right. He was in a true sense a discreet young man, and thoughtfulness seemed to be a distinguishing characteristic of his life. He sought useful and practical information, and was a lover of a good book at a very early period in life.
     After receiving a fair English education in the common and high schools he started out with zeal and a noble purpose, prompted by industry and energy, to make his way in the world, and secure and independent living, and with this end in view went to Kansas City and engaged as a clerk in one of the large wholesale establishments of that city. But being of a delicate constitution from early youth his physical powers were not equal to his energy and will force, and his purposes and plans of a business character have all been cut off by his early departure to the great hereafter. For that departure he was fully prepared a we believe. He had years before sought God in the pardon of sin, joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and had lived an earnest and consistent Christian life, and though many friends are left weeping they mourn not as those who are without hope.
     Up to the time of Harry's death the household had been an unbroken one, and chief among its members, by his sprightliness, by his cheerful and accommodating disposition, and by his respect for and obedience to his parents, and his love for his brothers and sisters, he contributed largely to make it a home attractive in its interests and enjoyments to all its inmates.
     But death hath not regarded these endearments. It is always painful in its visitations, but doubly so when it selects its victims from the children of our highest hopes and fondest anticipations, and drops the curtain forever on the scene of many years of successful happy life. But these painful visitations come to our homes, and our death ones are with us no more forever, and like one of old we "are dumb with silence" and our "sorrow is stirred." In his last affliction, Harry was attended by his parents, who brought home the body for burial.
     The funeral services were attended by many sorrowing relatives and friends at Mt. Zion Church on Tuesday following his death, and his remains deposited to rest in the family burying ground.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, October 27, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                  Top of Page


Waddell, Joseph M.

     Mr. J.M. Waddell, of Centreville, died last Saturday night, aged 40 years. He had been ill with cancer for over a year, and was highly respected by his neighbors. Deceased was a son of the late Alex Waddell, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss.
     Burial to be at New Zion cemetery in Jackson County.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 18, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Waddell, Joseph M.

There is a Reaper whose name is death
And with his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath
And the flowers that grew between.

     Joseph M. Waddell was born in Gallia county, Ohio, August 22, 1819. He was married December 11, 1842, to Eleanor Cherrington. To them were born eleven children, four sons and seven daughters, four of whom with the previous mother were taken home before him. Seven children, thirty-seven grand-children and thirteen great grand-children mourn the loss of a noble parent and friend. He made his home in Ohio until 1856 when he moved to Wisconsin and came to Iowa in 1870. He has lived near Danbury for the past seventeen years.
     Grandpa Waddell had been confined to his bed since February. He often said during his illness that he was only waiting his Father's time and his last words were, "I am almost Home." At 5 o'clock Sunday, September 21, the summons came and his noble spirit passed to its long, blessed home.
     The funeral services were held in the M.E. church on Tuesday morning at 11:30, Rev. O.F. Chittick officiating. Interment was made in the Danbury cemetery. Grandpa Waddell was one of those choice spirits that live a long time after they are dead. "Being dead he yet speaketh." His beautiful life will ever be remembered by those who knew him and loved him.

[Note: He is buried in Liston Township Cemetery, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 25, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Waddell, Kate

Mrs. Clyde Waddell Dies This Morning
     Mrs. Kate Waddell, 55, wife of G. Clyde Waddell, died in Holzer Hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. The Waddell home is at Rome, back of Proctorville, and the decedent and her husband were prominent and popular in various circles in Lawrence county.
     On February 23, Mrs. Waddell was rushed here in an ambulance. Her condition then was so critical that the operation deemed necessary had to be deferred for about three weeks. After it was performed, her improvement was slight and at no time had hope for her recovery been very strong.
     The Waddells were married 35 years ago and she is survived by an adopted daughter, Catherine Louise. Intimate friends of the family say that during their period of wedlock never a harsh word was spoken by either to the other.
     Mr. Waddell is extensively related in this county. During Mrs. Waddell’s illness, he and his sister, Mrs. Carl McCormick, also of Rome, have stayed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas D. Neal.
     A Chesapeake undertaker left here with the body at 5 this morning. Funeral arrangements will be completed later in the day.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 22, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Waddell, Louise [Jones]

Aged Lady Dies On Wednesday
Mrs. Louise Waddell Rites To Be Held At Rio Grande
     Mrs. Louise Jones Waddell passed away Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Northup, Rio Grande. Mrs. Waddell had celebrated her 95th. birthday Feb. 22nd and was one of the oldest residents in Gallia County. Born in Thurman in 1856, she was the second child in the family of nine children of the late Rev. D.S. and Zillah Jones.
     She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Rio Grande where she was a faithful attendant as long as her health permitted.
     Mrs. Waddell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alva McGiffin of Rudolph, Ohio and Mrs. Waddell; one sister, Mrs. D.S. Jenkins of Oak Hill. Her husband the late J. Milton Waddell, preceded her in death many years ago.
     Funeral services will be conducted in the Calvary Baptist Church at Rio Grande Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Gustav Ferre officiating. Interment will be made in the New Zion Cemetery at Thurman with Steve Thomas in charge.

[Note: Born Feb. 22, 1856; died May 2, 1951. Buried in New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County.]

Scrapbook Collection -- Publication unknown
May, 1951
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Waddle, Margaret [McCollum]

     Died on the 22nd inst. Mrs. Margaret Waddle, wife of Mr. John Waddle, in her 45th year. Her death was as exemplary as her general walk through life. Her latter moments were chiefly spent in praise to her Redeemer, until the messenger death had done his office, which opened the way to eternal bliss. Her last words were, “Into thy hands I commit my soul, for thou has redeemed me, O thou God of my salvation.”
     She has left an infant two days old, and a numerous family of other children, long to lament the loss of a tender, affectionate and kind parent. She was a loving wife, and the earthly joy of her companion. The wound never can be cured but by the infinite hand that inflicted it. Her remains wee consigned to their kindred dust attended by a numerous concourse of weeping friends and neighbors, on the 23rd of August.

[Note: The Gallia Gazette was published a short time beginning in 1819. There is only one partial roll of microfilm available at Bossard Memorial Library and this is the first obituary on the website taken from it. Kudos to Deanna for finding and using it!]

The Gallia Gazette
Aug. 27, 1819, p. 3
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Waddell, Martha [McCormick]

DIED
     Mrs. Martha McCormick Waddell, wife of the late Joseph Waddell, died at her home in Mason City, W. Va., April 24, 1889, in the 85th year of her age. She was the only daughter of James and Irene Rodgers McCormick, who came from Rockbridge Co., Va. to Gallia Co., Ohio, in the year 1804. Her mother dying when she was about three years old, her father was left with the care of two children, herself, and the late John R. McCormick, of Gallia Co., Ohio, then an infant eleven months old. Her father marrying again, she grew to womanhood under the care of a kind step-mother. Her brothers and sisters of this latter marriage of her father, were Harvey, Robert, James, George, Margaret, Christina, Elizabeth and Sarah McCormick, only two of whom are now living, Robert McCormick, of Wood Co., O., and James McCormick, of Gallia Co., O.
     The subject of this memoir was married to Joseph Waddell in the year 1824. In the relations of wife and mother, Mrs. Waddell was affectionate, faithful and devoted, and was highly esteemed as a kind and obliging neighbor in the community where she dwelt. Kindness of disposition united with high moral principle, pleasing manners, combined with neat and tasteful habits of life, with a self control regulated by an intelligent mind, formed the personal characteristics by which Mrs. Waddell attached to herself the high regard and confidence of those who formed her acquaintance. Of industrious and frugal habits of life, she looked careinlly [sic] and well to the order and comfort of her own household and in the relations of wife and mother she was both exemplary and faithful. She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in early life, and lived a consistent and faithful christian about 62 years. Her religious life was of the quiet, rather than the demonstrative character, evincing an earnest, practical piety; was deeply imbued with the spirit of Bible truth, and exhibited a dutiful and worthy devotion to the cause of the Master.
     She leaves an only son, James Waddell, now of Florence, Alabama, two grandsons, and three grand-daughters to mourn their loss. Her funeral services were conducted by the Rev. R. B. Ward, her pastor, and were attended by many sympathizing friends and neighbors, at the church in Mason City.

“Servant of God well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.”

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 15, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Waddell, Mary

Miss Waddell Dies
Burial Will Be At Mount Zion
     Miss Mary Waddell, born and reared at what used to be known as Waddell homestead between Chickamauga Park and Rodney, died this morning in Westerville. She and her sister, Jean, had lived together there for a number of years, and the latter is now seriously ill.
     Funeral services will be held at Westerville at 8 o'clock Thursday night. Then the body will be brought to Mt. Zion for interment at 10:00 o'clock Friday morning.
     Miss Waddell, scion of a family long prominent in this county, is survived by one brother, Robert B. Waddell, and a sister besides the one named, Mrs. Henry Mills, both of Westerville. They were children of Ephraim Waddell.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth March 4, 1867; date of death March 11, 1942; mother Esther Grayum.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Waddell file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Waddell, Mary Elizabeth

Mrs. Waddell, Nearly 95, Dies Wednesday Night
Member of Rader Family Noted For Longevity--Funeral Rites Here Friday Afternoon
     Death came Wednesday, after only a few days illness to Mrs. Nathan Waddell, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Sam Medley, in Eastern Avenue. Mrs. Waddell, as Mary Rader, was born in Green Township in March 1839 and had she lived until the 20th of that month she would have been 95 years old. She was possessed of a rugged constitution, with especially good health and her life was practically spent without illness of any kind.
     She came of a long lived family being a cousin of Alexander Waddell, who lived to the age of 103, she was also a first cousin of Margaret Campbell, who died two years ago at 99 and Mrs. Lucinda Carter (Capt. Oberlin Carter's mother) who was 96 at her death last summer. Her own mother lived to 89.
     Mrs. Waddell had been a widow for forty years and lost her only daughter, Mrs. R.W. Irion, ten years ago and two years later her only son, George A. Waddell, well known stock buyer, was taken. Close relatives who survive are Mrs. Medley, the granddaughter, by whom she was tenderly cared for and two nieces in Columbus, one in the West and several cousins.
     Funeral services will be conducted in the Presbyterian Church Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. W.Wood Duff, assisted by Supt. J.M. Ripley. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: Death Certificate..Mary Elizabeth born March 20, 1839; died Jan. 31, 1934; age 94 years 11 months and 10 days. Parents: George Rader and Elizabeth Waddell]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 1, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Waddell, Myrtie May [McCormick]

Mrs. Waddell, 76, Died This Morn In Hospital Here
Was E. G. Waddell's Widow---Rites Set for 2 Sunday
     Mrs. Myrtie May Waddell, widow of Elmer G. Waddell, died at 6:55 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She had gone there on Monday, July 7, for treatment for a complication of ailments but she had been in poor health for months. Mrs. Waddell was in her 77th year, having been born near Rodney on May 14, 1865. She was a daughter of J. Harvey and Melissa McCormick.
     After her marriage to Mr. Waddell, who died last September 28, they built a home across the road from where he was born and reared in the Alexander community of Green tp. That is on the Patriot road near Raccoon and it continued to be her home to the end. They are survived by three children; J. Lawrence Waddell, who lives at the parental home and works at the O. H. E.; Onie Waddell, Toledo and Wilbur, who is at the old home. There are two grandchildren, Harold, son of Lawrence, and Paul of Toledo. Mrs. Waddell is survived also by a sister, Mrs. Roscoe Fox of Rodney, and brothers, Bert McCormick of Athens, and Clyde of Somerset, Pa.
     Mrs. Waddell was a member of Alexander Methodist church, was active in the Ladies Aid, and was a most estimable woman.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday at Alexander church by a former pastor, Rev. Thomas Taylor of Oak Hill. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: From death certificate date of death July 18, 1941; mother Melissa Thompson.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1941, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Waddell file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Waddell, Robert B. (Black)

     Word was received here about noon that Robert B. Waddell, a native of Green Twp., had died last night in a Muncie, Indiana hospital. He was 82 and had been a hospital patient for about a year. Final rites will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery at 5 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. W. S. Westerman officiating. Interment will be by F. J. Entsminger.
     Mr. Waddell, a retired coal operator, is survived by three children; Mrs. J. Heisner (Lucy) Maxon, Muncie; Mrs. Wm. Hardy (Esther) Cole, St. Petersburg, Fla., and William Parr Waddell, Detroit. Mrs. Waddell died about six years ago and she was a sister of Miss Letitia Mills of this city.
     The Waddell family has been prominently identified with Gallia County history since 1812. Robert B. was born at the family homestead on Route 35 on Feb. 13, 1862, and was one of six children of Ephraim E. and Jennie Grayum Waddell.
     He was a high-type, polished gentlemen and active and influential in county affairs before he moved to Columbus, then Worthington. For a number of years he was an operator in the Harlan coal fields but failing health forced his retirement several years ago.

[Note: Mt. Zion gravemarker year of death 1944; Black as middle name.]

Newspaper (prob. 1944, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Waddell file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                                                              Top of Page


Waddell, Romaine [Mills]

Mrs. Robert B. Waddell Dies; Worthington
Body Of Loved Member Of Old Gallia Family To Be Brought Here For Burial
      Mrs. Romaine Waddell, wife of Robert B. Waddell, died early Sunday morning at her home in Worthington after a short illness. Ten days before, when Mrs. Waddell was apparently in the best of health, she suffered a stroke of paralysis and her condition had been critical since that time.
      As the daughter of Dr. W. W. and Margaret Johnston Mills she was born and reared here where her family was among the leading pioneers of the county. She would have been seventy four years old in June.  
      She and Mr. Waddell celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago. The early part of their married life was spent on the E. E. Waddell farm in Green township and about twenty-five years ago they moved to Worthington. Of their union there survive a son and two daughters--William Parr Waddell of Detroit, Mrs. J. Heisner Maxon (Lucy Waddell) of Muncie, Ind. and Mrs. Esther Dunham at home. There are six grandchildren and of her own immediate family she leaves four sisters: Mrs. Mary Schenk of Rutherford, N.J., Mrs. Ella Hutsinpiller, Mrs. Margaret Norton and Miss Letitia Mills of this city.
     Mrs. Waddell was a gracious woman, charming and cultured. She was deeply devoted to her family as they all were in return to her.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at her late home with Rev. L. L. Roush of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating... [remainder cut off]

[Note: From death certificate date of birth June 15, 1863; date of death May 23, 1937. She is buried at Mt. Zion CE.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1937, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Waddell file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evansagner, Albert H.


Wade, Ada [Mossman]

Mrs. F. Wade’s Distressing Illness Ends
Death Comes Friday A. M. At home Near Bidwell
Funeral Sunday At Church

     Mrs. Ada Wade, wife of Frank Wade, died at her home near Bidwell about 8 o’clock this morning. Mrs. Wade had suffered from a distressing illness for some time which had become critical the last few weeks.
     She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mossman and spent her entire life in Gallia county. The greater part of her married life was passed in Gallipolis; for a time their home was on the O. H. E. grounds, where the large cottage now stands and later they lived in the old Wade home at 1224 Second avenue, now occupied by H. C. Cunningham, which they sold to move to the country. She was the mother of two sons and two daughters, Albert, who is married and lives not far from the home of his parents, Myron, Dora and Lucille, at home. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Albert Deckard of Columbus and two brothers, Homer Mossman at Bidwell and James W. Mossman of Gallipolis. Mr. Wade was formerly employed at the O. H. E., but is now retired.
     Mrs. Wade was highly esteemed by all who knew her and gave a life’s tender devotion to her family. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bidwell M. E. church. Two cousins will officiate, Rev. Robert Ward of Frankfort and Rev. Fred Weed, of Wheelersburg. Burial will be in the Clark Chapel cemetery.

[Note: There is a burial record for her in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 27, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wade, Albert A.

Death of Albert A. Wade
     Mr. Albert A. Wade, living with his family on Mill Creek, near the Hospital, died Friday morning at 6:45 a.m. of urinal trouble. Deceased was taken suddenly ill Tuesday night and was confined to his bed until the sad ending came. He was surrounded by kind friends, whose loving hands administered to his wants during his illness and made his last hours comfortable.
     Mr. Wade was born in Gallipolis Dec. 7, 1827 and has always made this city his home. He met and was married to Miss Mary E. DesJardin at Ironton in 1855 and by this union four children were born to them, three of whom survive him. They are Misses Cora V., Nora B. and O. F. Wade, all of this place and together with a loving wife cherish the memory of a good and indulgent husband and father.
     Deceased was engaged in the manufacture of brick for a good many years but recently had led a retired life. He was an upright, honorable citizen, esteemed by all who knew him.

[Note: Buried Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday Morning, July 21, 1896
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Wade, Clark

Bidwell-Porter Schools Close For The Week
Wade Child Dies and Other Children Become Suddenly Ill
Funeral at 2 ’Clock Thursday

     Bidwell-Porter Schools will be closed today and the remainder of the week, it is reported, following the death of little Clark Wade and the sudden illness of six or eight other pupils. The Wade boy died yesterday of scarlet fever. Dr. F. W. Shane, county health officer, said this morning he was not aware of any other cases of scarlet fever in that community but there seems to be some fear of an outbreak.
     Clark Wade was the seven year-old son of Albert and Marie Clark Wade of Bidwell, the father being a teacher in the school there. The father was also a member of the Sterling Oil team in the sockball league.
There are three other children in the family, all younger than Clark. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Thursday, Rev. Ermil Butler of Crooksville will officiate. Burial will be made at Clarks Chapel by Undertaker J. L. Coleman.
   The Wade boy was ill but two days, it is understood here, and his passing shocked the entire community.

[Note: The name appears as F. Clark Wade in the cemetery records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 17, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wade, Elizabeth

     Died, in Gallipolis township, on the 20th day of December, 1868, Mrs. Elizabeth Wade, wife of Mr. Anthony Wade; aged 73 years, 9 months and 5 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 17, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wagner, Albert H.

A.H. Wagner Dies After Long Illness Friday
Prominent Business Man Succumbs to Peritonitis
     A.H. Wagner, 59, prominent Gallipolis businessman, died in Holzer Hospital shortly after 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon after an illness of more than two weeks from peritonitis with complications. He had been in the hospital for the past two weeks and his condition had been very low. Mr Wagner had lived in Gallipolis for more than ten years where he was a partner in the Plymale-Wagner Lumber Company.
     Surviving him are his wife and five children, Mrs. Carrie Spence, Nitro, WV; Lee Wagner, Pittsburgh, PA; Mrs. Ted O'Meara, Huntington, WV; Clarence and Albert, of this city. A brother, .H. Wagner, two sisters, Misses Grace and Ella Wagner and his mother, Mrs. John Wagner, Kanauga, also survive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Note: Death Certificate--Albert Handlin Wagner, born May 22, 1870, Wheeling WV; died March 23, 1928 Gallipolis, Ohio; age 57. Parents: John Wagner (born NY) and Elizabeth Guise (born Germany). Buried: Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

The Daily Tribune
Friday, March 23, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Funeral Services For Late A. H. Wagner Sun.
Services Will Be Under Auspices of Knights of Pythias
     Funeral services for the late A. H. Wagner, prominent business man who died Friday afternoon, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., by Rev. A. H. Beardsley at Grace M. E. Church, where he was a devoted member, under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias.
     Mr. Wagner was removed to the Holzer hospital about two weeks ago and had been in a critical condition most of that time from a heart infection and it’s complications. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., fifty-eight years ago. Twenty years ago he came with his family to Kanauga and as a contracting carpenter participated in the early growth of that thriving suburb.
     Fourteen years ago he came to Gallipolis and with F. O. Plymale, formed the Plymale-Wagner Co., which is one of the leading business organizations interested in all of the projects for the betterment of the city, was devoted to his home and family. His aged mother, who has reached her 85th year still survives at Kanauga.
     Wetherholt and Entsminger are in charge of the burial which will be in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 24, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wagner, Eva Farley [Kuhn]

Mrs. Wagner, 68, Claimed By Death

     Mrs. Eva F. Wagner, 68, of Nitro, W.Va. who was visiting over the Easter weekend at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl L. Mills, 128 Bastiani Dr., was dead on arrival at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Holzer Medical Center, First Ave.
     A native of Gallipolis, she was born Jan. 27, 1901, daughter of the late Strod and Minnie Forth Kuhn. A 1920 graduate of Gallia Academy High School she was a former employe of the Gallipolis G. C. Murphy Store.
Her second husband, Lee Wagner, preceded her in death. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the United Methodist Church at Nitro.
     Surviving in addition to her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Mills are two other daughters, Mrs. Willard (Eleanor) Gannoe, Garrettsville, Ohio and Mrs. Danny (Sharon) Walker, Alexandria Va., a son, Julius Farley, Jr., Bangkok, Thailand, a government employe, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Arrangements are to be announced by Miller's Home For Funerals.

Gallipolis Tribune
1969
Transcribed by J. Farley


Wagner, Harriet

Aged Woman Burned To Death In Home
Horrible End Of Mrs. Harriet Wagner Sunday Morning
     Mrs. Harriet Wagner, 71 years old and slightly crippled by paralytic stroke three years ago, widow of the late Jacob Wagner, who lived with her son, Ross, on their big stock farm three miles from Gallia, in Greenfield Township, was found burned to death on her kitchen floor at 11 o'clock Sunday forenoon by her son, who had been away from the house an hour.
     All her clothing was burned off except her shoes and stockings. Her son smelt something burning when he arrived at the house and opening the kitchen door was horrified to find his mother a corpse. There was an open grate fire in the living room and it is supposed her clothing caught from it. The kitchen floor was uncarpeted, which probably saved the house from destruction.
     Besides her son Ross, Mrs. Wagner leaves one daughter, Mrs., C.A. Parkins, living on an adjoining farm and two sons, Charles and Fletcher, who live in Wood County.
     The funeral will be held Tuesday May 4, at the family residence, with burial following in the Wagner Cemetery. The shocking Tragedy is one of many deaths from similar causes in recent years. The estimable old lady's friends are inexpressibly grieved by her terrible death.

[Note: Death Certificate..born June 20, 1844; died May 2, 1915; aged 70 years, 10 months and 18 days. Parents: James Norman and Rachel Haptenstall. Burial in Greenfield Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 3, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wagoner, Adam

     Adam Waggoner, an old man living on a farm in Gallia county, O., was shot and killed in his field Saturday by his nephew, Phillip. They had quarreled about lands. The murderer escaped.

[Note: Buried in McDaniel Cemetery in Walnut Township.]

New Haven Register (Conn)
May 3, 1880 paper, page 3
Tramscrobed by Mary Blank Szekely


Wagoner, Daniel

Dan Wagoner Dead; Funeral 2 Sunday
     Daniel Wagoner, aged 89, whose critical illness since the first of the week has been mentioned in these columns, died at 10:20 this morning at his home near Gallia.
     Mr. Wagoner was a lifelong resident of Greenfield tp. He is the father of Fred Wagoner of the O H. E. farm. The other surviving children are Lester Wagoner, Dayton; Earl, Huntington; Rose and Floyd at home; Mrs. Joe G. Stewart, Flag Springs, Dan and Roy, Gallia.
     He was stricken with paralysis in February 1934, and suffered a third stroke last Tuesday. Thereafter he grew steadily worse. Mrs. [Rosalie] McDaniel, to whom he was married in 1871, died four years ago. He was the last of a large family, though he is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. G. B. Beman of Colorado, and a step-brother, Anthony Cayton of Texas.
     Funeral services will be held at Gallia Baptist church at 2 Sunday. Burial by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 13, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wagoner, Rosalie

     MISS ROSALIE WAGONER, 97, of Patriot, Ohio, Rt. 3, died Sunday in a Gallipolis, Ohio, hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gallia Baptist Church of which she was a member, by Rev. Gerald Brown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Born March 9, 1874, in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Rosalie McDaniel Wagoner. She had lived all her life in Gallia County. Survivors include two brothers, Daniel Wagoner of Patriot and Roy Wagoner of Toledo, Ohio, and 18 nieces and nephews, including a niece, Mrs. Elsie Saunders of Gallipolis, who was raised by Miss Wagoner. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
     The body will be taken to the church an hour before services from Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at Gallipolis, where friends may call between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. today.

[Note: From Find-A-Grave date of death January 30, 1972; burial at Gallia Baptist-Ridge.]

Newspaper unknown
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                         Top of Page


Waldrop, Leo Rodger

Body of Waldrop Child Will Arrive Tuesday For Burial
     Leo Rodger, 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Waldrop (Jean Higgins) passed away April 2 at their home in Phoenix, Arizona. The body will arrive here at noon Tuesday. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene on upper Second Avenue with Rev. Vernon Shaffer, pastor in charge. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery by O L. Woodward of Columbus, Ohio.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 10, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walker, Agnes Marie [Gibson]

     GALLIPOLIS - Agnes Marie Walker, 76, Gallipolis, died Friday morning at the Holzer Medical Center after a three year illness. She was born in Henderson, W. Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Salley Casey Gibson. She was a member of the Vaught Memorial Church in Henderson, and had lived in Gallipolis all of her married life.
     Surviving are her husband, Hugh Walker, two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Virginia Oiler, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Eleanor Furguson [Ferguson], Charleston, W. Va., a brother, Robert Gibson, Belle, W. Va., and a sister, Glena Horton, Gallipolis.
     Services will be today, at 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Everette Delaney, and the Rev. George Jones, officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.  Friends may call until services.

[Note:  11/24/1898 - 11/14/1975]

Athens Sunday Messenger
November 16, 1975
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walker, Alice Ann

Alice Ann Walker Claimed by Death
     Ms. Alice Ann Walker, aged 83, died this morning at 11:15 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. W. Jackson at 918 Ann Street. She had been ill eight weeks.
     Mrs. Walker was born Feb. 7, 1860, in Gallipolis, Ohio, the daughter of George D. Curry and Eliza White Curry and was the third of eight children.
     She married Thomas E. Walker in 1885 and was the mother of four children, three of whom survive, Fred S. of Washington D.C.; George J. of Huntington and Mrs. John R. Robinson of 1907 Foley Avenue, City. One son, Clarence Le Clair, preceded her in death. She also leaves several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and three sisters in this city, Mrs. W.E. McDougie, Mrs W.W. Jackson and Miss Rosa A. Curry.
     She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. During her early life she resided in this city but left here, returning about ten years ago.
     The body was removed to the Leavitt Funeral Home but will be returned to the home of her sister, Mrs. Jackson, this evening. The funeral will be held at the Jackson residence Friday evening at 7 o'clock with the Rev. G.L. Wilson in charge. The body will be taken to Huntington Saturday morning and interment will take place that afternoon in Woodmere Grove Cemetery there. A short service will be held at the grave at 3 o'clock.

Parkersburg WV Paper
Oct. 21, 1943
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Walker, Amos

Many Attend Funeral Rites for Amos Walker and Hear Most Impressive Discourse
     There was a large attendance, with many communities of the county represented at the rites for Amos L. Walker at Cheshire M. E. church yesterday afternoon. The services were simple and brief, as the decedent would have wished them to be. Rev. Howard Warner of Athens officiated and was assisted by Rev. A. L. Clary, pastor.
     Rev. Mr. Warner's tribute to his lifelong friend and his discourse as a whole impressed some and perhaps all his hearers as a masterpiece. The deliverance so obviously sincere and heartfelt and yet free from fulsomeness and embellished with appropriate lines from great poems, could not fail to life up the hearts of those who mourned the passing of a good man.
     Interment was made in Gravel Hill by Rawlings of Middleport. The pall bearers were T. H. and Edwin McCormick, C. M. Yeauger, Sam Sayre, J. Ed. Bing and G. H. Kerns.
     A letter to The Tribune from Dr. Joseph W. (Billy) Mauck of Hillsdale, Mich, a cousin of Amos Walker, who had kept in close contact with him down through the years writes, "Not a word of The Tribune's sketch was overdrawn-Amos merited all praise which has been said of him."
     Dr. Mauck points out that: "Aunt Margaret, mother of Amos, was Jesse Walker's second wife, and the sons, Milton and Oscar named by The Tribune were sons by the first wife. Your paper gives Pearlie as the name of Amos' sister. She was Permelia Matilda, and her name was always, "Perlie" - not derived from "Pearl."

[Note: From tombstone 1857-1936]

The Tribune
April 11, 1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Walker, Caroline G. (Genevieve) [Muenz]

Mrs. Walker, 88, Succumbs Early Saturday Night
Funeral Is Set For 8:30 Tuesday At Catholic Church
     Mrs. Caroline G. Walker, aged and beloved woman, died around 9 o'clock Saturday night at her home at 602 Fourth Ave. She was the widow of C. W. Bailey Walker, was in her 89th year, and had been ill or infirm for a considerable period.
     Mrs. Walker was a daughter of Louis Muenz and was born in Gallipolis Nov. 20, 1856, and her years were spent in and about Gallipolis. She was a devoted wife and mother, generous and hospitable, and revered by those who had been her neighbors or had otherwise known her well.
     In Apr. 1879, she married Mr. Walker and their home many years was the old brick dwelling below the corporation line on Garfield Ave. There her family was reared; and of 10 children born to them, these five survive: Mrs. (Celestine) Joe Mock; Miss Margaret and Florence Walker who lived with their mother and who are on the staff of the Ohio Valley Bank; Paul W., Columbus; Herbert B., Bakersfield, Calif. There are [Remainder of obit torn off].

[Note: From death certificate her full name was Caroline Genevieve; mother Margaret Ratcliff; date of death January 13, 1945; burial at Mound Hill.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1945, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Walker file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Walker, Caroline [Muenz]

Walker Rites Will Be Held Tuesday
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Caroline Walker, age 88, died at her home, 602 Fourth Ave., Saturday evening, after several years’ illness caused by the infirmities of old age. She was a life-long and highly esteemed resident of this city, having been born here, Nov. 20, 1856.
     Her husband, the late C. W. Bailey Walker, died Oct. 8, 1918, and they were the parents of ten children, five of whom are living. They are: Misses Margaret and Florence Walker, both of whom are employed as assistant cashiers and bookkeepers at the Ohio Valley Bank, living at home; Celestine (Mrs. Joe Moch), this city; Paul W. Walker of Columbus, and Herbert, the eldest of the surviving children, now living in Bakersfield, Calif. There are five grandchildren: Mrs. Helen Lyons Tomko, Gallipolis; Mary O. Walker, Lieut. Alice N. Walker, of the Army Nurses’ Corps, now serving in France; John E. and Mary Elaine Walker. The four great-grandchildren are: Joe Corn, Jr., Joanne, Florence and Patricia Tomko.
     Mrs. Walker, who was the former Caroline Muenz, daughter of pioneer residents of Gallipolis, who came direct from Germany to make their home here, leaves two sisters living here: Mrs. Elizabeth Safford and Mrs. Margaret Smeltzer; a brother, John Muenz, who makes his home with Mrs. Smeltzer, and another, Louis Muenz, of Pittsburgh.
     Requiem high mass will be intoned for the decedent by the Reverend Father Charles B. Ryan at St. Louis Catholic Church at 8:30 Tuesday morning with burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Athens Messenger
Monday, January 15, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Walker, C. W. B. (Chas W.)

Death of C. W. B. Walker
     C. W. B. Walker, who died Oct. 8, 1918, in the home in which he was born and raised, was born Apr. 17, 1856. He is survived by his widow and five children- Herbert B of Columbus; Margaret, Florence, Celestine and Paul at home. His eldest daughter died six months ago. He leaves also one brother, and sister- Jas. F. Walker and Mrs. John T. Martin of this city.
     He suffered a stroke of apoplexy some weeks ago which resulted in his death. The funeral is set for 9:30 Thursday from the family residence, with the Rev. Mr. Beery in charge. Interment by Hayward will follow at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 9, 1918
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Walker, David

     Died, at Earlstoun, Scotland, on the 13th inst., in the eighty-first year of his age, Mr. David Walker, for forty years schoolmaster of the parish. The deceased was a brother of the late Mr. Matthew Walker, of this city.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 18, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Walker, Dewey

     Dewey Walker, 90, of Vinton, died Monday afternoon at Holzer Medical Center. Born July 26, 1898 in Saxon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Zachariah Whitten Walker and Lucinda (Daniel) Walker.
     He received his bachelor’s of science at Rio Grande College and received his master’s of education degree at Ohio State University. He was a retired school teacher. He taught in Boone and Raleigh counties in W.Va.; the Alice School and Hartsook School, both in Gallia County and Vinton High School, 1933-34 and 1945-58.
He was also a retired cashier and president of the Vinton Banking Company, Vinton.
      He was a member of the Vinton F&AM Lodge No. 131, Vinton OES No. 375, Huntington Grange No. 734, Gallia County Retired Teachers’ Association, and Gallia County Senior Citizen’s Center. He attended the Vinton United Methodist Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Mary Evans Walker, whom he married Dec. 23, 1934 in Winfield, W. Va.
Also surviving are two daughters, Nacy Andrzejczyk of Wintersville, Ohio, and Mrs. Bill (Polly) Lyons of Lancaster, Ohio; one granddaughter, Robin Yoho of Columbus; one brother, Claude Walker, Fairdale, W.Va.; and one sister, Maude Daniel, Beckley, W.Va. He was preceded in death by one sister and one infant son.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, with the Rev. C.J. Lemley. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Masonic services will be Tuesday, 8 p..m. by the F&AM Lodge No. 131.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Walker, Elizabeth [Jones]

IN MEMORY
     This is Elizabeth James Walker, the daughter of David G and Ann McCrary Jones was born in Gallia County, Ohio, April 24, 1855, and departed this life March 3, 1929, being at the time of her decease 73 years, 10 months and eight days of age.
     She was one of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Jones and she also had two half-brothers, seven of whom have passed to the great beyond. One brother, Samuel H Jones of Denver, Colorado, is living.
She was united in marriage with Samuel J Walker, May 19, 1875. Mr. Walker passed away April, 1928, after a few days illness. To Mr. Mrs. Walker born nine children, one of whom died in infancy and eight survive her. Mrs. Mary Victoria Work of West Chester, Ohio, J.B. Walker, Thurman, D.J. Walker, Gallipolis R.F.D., Mrs. R. Ellen Phillips; Thurman, Mrs. Kathryn Kent, Gallipolis, Jessie L. Walker, the one left at home, J.T. Walker on the old home place and  C.L. Walker of Indianapolis, Indiana.
     Mrs. Walker accepted Jesus as her Savior early in life and was always faithful in christian duties. She was one of the charter members of Cora M. E. Church which was organized in 1905. She was a faithful attendant at all the service church services taking an active part in the class and prayer services, and came always with a prepared Sunday school lesson. She was also a charter member of the Ladies' Aid and took a keen interest in all activities. The church and Aid realized the loss of a helpful and congenial member. She was of a quiet, unassuming, it amiable disposition. She was skillful in the use of the needle and left for each of her children one or more valuable pieces of her handiwork.
     She loved her family and was a mother to every one of her children, the sons and daughters- in- law included. The following gem expresses this sentiment of each of them today:

"There are thousands of stars that shine at night,
There are thousands of children with faces bright,
Thousands of dewdrops the morning greet,
Thousands of birds with voices sweet,
Thousands of these in the purple clover,
But only one mother the wide world over."

     Her sickness was severe and of long-duration. She was patient through it all. After realizing that death was near, she retained the same calmness and serenity which characterized her life and was resigned to the will of Him in whom she had put her trust throughout life. To the daughters who lovingly and tenderly were supplying the comforts and needed attention, the mother talked of her departure and partially planned the funeral services. She requested her children and grandchildren take up and carry forward the work that she was laying down.
     Mrs. Walker will be greatly missed in the Cora community by all her friends but most of all she will be missed in the home by her children. Besides the eight sons and daughters and  the one brother, she leaves seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and many more distant relatives.

[Note: Buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery]

Unknown publication and date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Walker, Elizabeth H.

     Died, at her residence in Pomeroy, Aug. 15th, 1865, Elizabeth H., wife of Matthew Walker, of this place, in the 33d year of her life.

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


Walker, Ella

Mrs. Walker Dead
     Mrs. Ella Walker, wife of Vinton Walker of East Gallipolis, died Wednesday last after long illness. The funeral was Friday by Rev. Pierce, interment following in Pine Street Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, two sons and four daughters.

Gallia Times
February 18, 1926
Transcribed by Cheryl Enyart


Walker, Frances

DIED
     WALKER - Frances the infant daughter of James F. and Alice Walker, April 29, 1894, of pneumonia, aged ten months and three weeks.  The funeral services were conducted at the family residence April 30th, the interment following at Mound Hill Cemetery by W. C. Hayward & Son.  Miss Jessie was very ill also at the time of the funeral services, but is now well again.  Mr. and Mrs. Walker have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of warm friends.

“Down from the starry portal
An angel spread her wings,
Up to God’s throne immortal
This lovely flower to bring.

But we’ve a hopeful token
In this stern trial’s hour;
Though Death the vase has broken,
He could not blight the flower.”

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday May 16, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walker, Frank

Frank Walker Dies Thursday
     Frank Walker, 83, died at his home in Cora at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. He had been ill for the past five weeks and his condition became critical two weeks ago.
     The deceased was a native of Emma, Ky., and 25 years ago he purchased the Cora farm where he had lived since that time. He attended school in Kentucky and as a young man spent 13 years in California and Texas. He was a member of the Cora Methodist Church.
     Mr. Walker was born at Emma, March 28, 1872, the son of the late James Lawrence and Jane Hutton Walker. He was one of three children and the last of his immediate family.
     He was married to Exer Ward of Emma, Ky., Feb. 9, 1913, and she survives along with four sons born to that union. One daughter, Mabel, preceded him in 1917. The sons are Woodrow Wilson, Brizil, Ind., Sherwood and John Allen, Columbus, and Emerson, who is stationed with the Air Force in France.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of Miller’s Home for Funerals and have not been completed pending word from the son in France who is up for discharge next month and it is possible that he might return in time for the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 23, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walker, George Edward

Ex-Resident Of Cheshire Died Monday
     George Edward Walker, 74, a native of Cheshire and a resident of 229 W. 11th Ave., Columbus, died at his home on Monday at 3:35 p. m.
     He was a decendant [sic] of a prominent Gallia county family and was the son of the late Amos and Emma Resener Walker. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Gladys M., a son Ralph B. Walker and two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Moore and Martha Virginia Smith. There are three grandchildren. A surviving sister is Mrs. Florence Patch.
     Memorial services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Schoedinger Funeral Home, 229 E. State St., Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 05, 1962
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walker, Infant Son

Services Listed Sunday for Stillborn Infant
     Brief graveside services for the stillborn infant of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Walker, Thurman, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Zion Cemetery. The infant was born Friday at the Holzer Hospital. Two sisters, Aneta and Dawna Jo, and one brother, Jimmy, survive. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dye, Carpenter. Paternal grand-parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walker, Thurman. Burial will be conducted by Steve Thomas.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, October 3, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walker, Jackson Tandy Jr. 

     The Cora Community was saddened in the early hours of Friday morning when the news of the tragic death of Jackson Tandy Walker Jr. was learned. We haven't words to express our sympathy to the family.    Jackson Tandy Walker Jr. son of Jackson and Zelma Phillips Walker was born in Perry Township, near Cora on November 21, 1937 and departed this life January 13, 1955 at the age of 17 years, 2 months and 22 days.
     Jackson was one of a family of six children. He was the only son, five sisters remain to mourn the passing of their dear brother. Mrs. William Heissenbutal (Orva) of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. David Altizer Jr. (Etta) Rio Grande, Ohio; Mrs. Jack Harrison, (Marcella) Gallipolis, Ohio; Miss Mary Walker, Dayton; and Miss Karen at home.
     Jackson attended Perry rural school for his first eight years and then entered Rio Grande High School, where he was in his senior year. He was active in the Rio Grande Future Farmers of America. Because of his mechanical ability, he was in charge of the visual education equipment. He was well liked and respect(ed) by his fellow students.
     He was serving as an officer in Cora Grange, where he had performed his duties on the evening preceding his death. He was a member of Pomona Grange. The past year he had worked on the County Youth Degree Team. He was president of the 4-H Club and attended Cora Sunday School and Church.
     Those of Jackson's friends and acquaintances can perhaps add small recollections which when put together fill in some detail of the portrait of a fine young man. He was serious minded and (had a?) tolerant good nature. No amount of exasperating experiences could ever produce an oath or a violent reaction from him. From early hard training he ignored petty irritation and for this trait his parents had much cause to be proud.
     He was interested in the welfare of his neighbors and his community. Last summer he shared a part in the redecoration of Cora Church, by donating several days work. In him, his parents had great expectations, as an only son one can appreciate the interest with which they followed his doings. Jackson was always busy and full of new ideas. He had engineering and mechanical knowledge beyond his years. His ambition was to study and become an electrical engineer.    
     He will be sadly missed in many different places, but most in his home and especially so by his sister Karen, with whom he was always ready to have fun.

     “There's sorrow in our hearts to-day,
         There's sadness on our brow,
       For he, the loved, has passed away
         And we are mourning now.
       The eye that once did sparkle bright,
         The hand that clasped our own
         No more shall gladden on our sight,
       Our beloved one has gone.
       O may the sorrow that does press
         Our spirit down to-day
       So minister that it may bless
         Us on our Pilgrim way;
       And as our friends shall one by one
         Leave earth, above to dwell
       O say to God, “Thy will be done,
         Thou doeth all things well.”

Unknown publication
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Walker, James Birchard

     James Birchard Walker (Jim): Born near Gage, Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio. Jim was a kind and gentle man. Member of Thurman Methodist Church. He was a Township Trustee for twenty-five years. He built mortice-frame barns. These barns were built in sections on the ground using precision measurements. Neighbors and friends of the family with rope, tackle and horse-power (later trucks and tractors were used) lifted each section in place and all fit together as planned by the carpenter. He built or worked on approximately 50 barns. He also built chimneys and cisterns around Gallia County. Jim also sold milk in Thurman, Ohio. Buried at New Zion Cemetery, near Thurman, Ohio.
     MARRIED: (1) Cecilia Evans – Born near Centerpoint, Gallia County, Ohio, daughter of Cecelia and James Evans. She united with the Congregational Church at Tyn Rhos. Died in Thurman, Ohio, and buried at Tyn Rhos Cemetery, Gallia County, Ohio.
     MARRIED (2) Helen Linnie Clark – She was the daughter of Mary E. Waddell and Thomas J. Clark, Civil War Veteran. Helen and Jim were married in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was a school teacher, taught all eight grades for ten years in Spokane, Wash. She was also a Sunday School teacher. Devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She taught in both Jackson and Gallia counties before retiring. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Thurman, Ohio, and the Thurman Grange. Died at Thurman, Ohio, and buried at New Zion Cemetery.

Unknown Source
About Saturday January 11, 1890
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Walker, James E.

Died Last Night in Roanoke, VA
Born, Reared, Educated Here – He Won Success In South
Funeral Here on Thursday

     James E. Walker, frequent mention of whose serious illness has appeared in these columns during the last 10 days, died around Monday midnight in a Roanoke hospital. The news of his passing was conveyed to Hollis C. Johnston, a brother-in-law at 1:30 this morning.
     Mr. Walker who left here in the mid-nineties and made a great success in the lumber business has been in rather poor health for a number of years. Week ago Saturday he entered a hospital in Roanoke, where he has lived in late years, and underwent an operation for gall stones. He rallied satisfactorily but a marked turn for the worse was noted Sunday and his two sisters, Mrs. Johnston and Miss CaBelle Walker left that afternoon and reached his beside late that night.

Funeral at Walker Home
     The body will be brought here by rail and is expected to arrive Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock that day at the Walker home just below the city. Rev. Roberts of the Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward.  Pall bears will be Harry Maddy, Harry R. Hurn, Wayne Sanns, Lester Thompson, Paul Walker, Hubert Carnes and Squire Mauck.  Mr. Walker was a Mason and Shriner.
     James Walker was nearing his 55th birthday, having been born here in August, 1878, and he was the youngest child of the late James Walker. He was graduated from the local high school, probably in 1895, and is remembered as a brilliant student.  He soon obtained employment with a lumber company at Ashland, Ky., and later with Ritter Lumber Co. at Welch, W. Va.  Finally he went into the same business for himself at Herndon and other points and achieved a big success and attained prominence in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. He was a man of exemplary character, tenderly devoted to his loved ones, and a most delightful companion.
     At the time of his death Mr. Walker was president of the Blackwood Lumber Co., of East Laport, N. C., and the head of a short railway owned by the interests with which he was connected.
     Mer. Walker is survived by his wife, who was a Chicago girl; two sons, James by the first marriage; and Robbie, by the last one; and one brother, William, besides the sisters already named.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 11, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walker, James S.

     James S. Walker, 79, 2003 Gallia Ave., Gallipolis, died early Wednesday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1908 in Cabell County, W. Va., he was the son of the late Lewis Walker and Ida Mae Sheline Henry. He was a farmer and coal miner.
     He is survived by his wife, Eva Walker; four sons, James Walker, Jr., Carroll Walker and David Walker, all of Gallipolis, and George Walker of Crown City; six daughters, Amy Siders of Gallipolis, Alice Redmond of Columbus, Joyce Rhodes of Delaware, Ohio, Susie Hurlow and Rose Mary Johnson, both of Crown City, and Carolyne Clonch of Henderson, W. Va.; 22 grandchildren, and 7 great- grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by three daughters, two sons, three sisters, and one brother. He attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union of Gallipolis.
     Services will be Friday, 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1988
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walker, Jennie

     Mrs. Jennie Walker, widow of Peter Walker, died at her home on First Ave., Tuesday at 3 o’clock. She was 52 years old and was originally of Lawrence county moving here about 12 years ago. The funeral services held Thursday at her home, interment following at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, Feb., 28, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                 Top of Page


Walker, Jesse

     Mr. Jesse Walker, father of Mrs. T. B. Flower, died last Saturday night in his eighty-sixth year. His funeral services were conducted at the old homestead, one mile below Cheshire, yesterday morning, at 10 o’clock, by Rev. W. J. Fulton, of the Baptist Church, he having been a member of that church for more than fifty years.
     He leaves a son Oscar, of Grand Junction, Colorado, a son Amos, of Cheshire, and Mrs. Flower, a daughter, with whom he had made his home for most of the time since his wife died, a year ago last November. Mr. Walker was a highly esteemed citizen of this county and a more extended notice of his death will appear in our next paper. Mrs. Rev. Figley, a grand-daughter, of Ada, O., was here in attendance upon his funeral services.
    Mr. Walker, after a lengthy illness, died, Saturday night at 12:30 o’clock at his daughter, Mrs. T. B. Flower, in Gallipolis. Funeral at his late home in Cheshire, Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., Rev. W. J. Fulton, officiating; buried at Gravel Hill cemetery.

[Note: Two separate obits in same paper on same day]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, August 12, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walker, John Q.

John Q. Walker Passes
Aged Printer Released from Infirmities of Old Age
     Uncle John Q. Walker, for many, many years an expert compositor [printer] and resident of Gallipolis for perhaps a longer period than any surviving citizen, died this morning.
     He was born in Gallipolis, Aug. 24, 1828, the son of Matthew and Allison Walker. He married Sarah Hill and of their children, Joseph and Samuel in Texas, Harry in MD and Thomas and Charles in Charleston, survive him.
     The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Myers home on Second Avenue. Internment will follow by Weatherholt at Mound Hill.
     The death of Mr. Walker will be editorially commented on later.

[Note: additional info shows John Quincy Adams Walker was born Aug. 24, 1828 at Gallipolis; married Sarah Hill Sept. 17, 1855 and died May 5, 1917 at Gallipolis and was buried at Mound Hill. Death Certificate says Matthew Walker was born in England and his wife Allison Smith was born in Easton, Scotland]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, May 5, 1917
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Walker, Joseph Elmer

J. E. Walker, 61, Dies Sunday
Condee Chapel Rites Set 3 P.M. Tuesday
     Joseph Elmer Walker, 61, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the home of a cousin, Edward Henry, 661 First Ave. He had been in poor health for two years, critically ill the last two months of heart and kidney ailments.
     For 30 years a stove molder (at the old Thompson-Francis foundry), the decedent came to Gallipolis from West Virginia as a young man to accept employment in a furniture factory then operated in the Tabit building on State St. beyond Fourth Ave. In later years he was a gardener, raising lima beans and other vegetables, which he sold to townspeople. His garden was near his cousin’s residence on the river bank in the vicinity of the Condee Coal Co.
     Born Feb. 16, 1888, in Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., one of six children of Elmer and Ellen Sheline Walker. Mr. Walker was twice wed. His first wife, the former Lula Sheline, died, and he married Dec. 27, 1927, the former Clara Coughenour, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Joe Walker, Jr., two brothers and two sisters; Jess Walker, Gallipolis Ferry; Mrs. James (Janie) Cook and Mrs. Allen (Kate) Cook, Huntington, who married brothers; and Sterl Walker, Mason City.
     The body was brought to his cousin’s home today from Miller’s Home for Funerals, and friends may call there until the hour for the last rites, 3 p.m. Tuesday in Condee’s Chapel on Eastern Ave. The Rev. Tyler Mooney will officiate, and burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 23, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Walker, Lillie [Elliott]

Mrs. Lillie Walker Died This Morning At Residence At 93 Cedar Street
Funeral Is Set For 2 P. M. Sunday At The Home
     Mrs. Lillie Margaret Walker, 65, died at 8 o'clock this morning at her home, 93 Cedar St. She had been in failing health a good while. A year ago she underwent an operation here that revealed a malignant condition and yet there was an improvement in her condition thereafter. Her condition became critical several weeks ago.
     Mrs. Walker was the mother of Harold Baxter Walker, who has been a field worker for The Tribune for a month or more. Prior to his assumption of his promotional role, Mrs. (Mr.?) Walker had been the local circulation agent for the Columbus Dispatch.

Walnut Twp. Native
     All who knew her esteemed her to a most worthy woman and numerous tributes to her character and life's work have been heard by this writer since her death.
     Mrs. Walker was born in Walnut Twp. Dec. 13, 1880. She was a daughter of Warren G. and Mary Notter Elliott. She was twice married. Her first husband was Ezra L. Folden and they were married March 1, 1899. Three children of this union survive: Forrest V. and Stanley B. Folden of Gallipolis and Mrs. Melbra (Loris) Thornton of Jackson. The father was killed by lightning July 1, 1909.
     On Dec. 26, 1923, she was united in marriage to Rev. Robert P. Walker. To them was born the one son, Baxter. Rev. Mr. Walker died March 21, 1934, at Hamersville, Brown County, O.
     One sister and five brothers survive: Mrs. Charles Weatherford, who long had a rather famous boarding house in Waterloo, where she still lives; Funeral Director O. E. Elliott, Northup R.; Emmett Elliott, New Philadelphia; Steve, Ezra and Curtis Elliott, all of Gallia County, Ira F. Elliott died several years ago.
     Mrs. Walker was a member of Grace Methodist Church and a true Christian. Friends will be received at the home after 3 p. m. Saturday. Funeral will be held there at 2 p. m. Sunday, with burial at Mound Hill by O. E. Elliott, assisted by J. L. Coleman and Son.

[Note: Death certificate date of death September 6, 1946.]

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


Walker, Margaret [Mauck]

     Mrs. Margaret Walker, wife of Jesse Walker, died at her home near Cheshire on the 18th instant, at the age of 72 years and 15 days. She was a daughter of Joseph Mauck, senior, and one of a large family, only three of whom are still living, Daniel Mauck, Mrs. Kate Ashworth and Mrs. Lydia Agee. She was married to Mr. Walker in 1847, and was the mother of two children. Her daughter Perlie is the wife of Mr. T. B. Flower, of Gallipolis; her son Amos lives on the old homestead near Cheshire. She joined the Freewill Baptist Church in early life and was a faithful member till death. She was in ill health for nine years preceding her death, often suffering intensely, but never lost patience and cheerfulness. A few hours before her death she said she was willing to go or stay, just as the Lord willed. She was a woman of the deepest sympathies, charitable and hospitable.
     The funeral was held at the home on Thursday, Nov. 21st, the sermon being preached by Rev. J. M. Davis, and she was buried in the Gravel Hill cemetery. Her husband is now in his eighty-fourth year.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday November 27, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walker, Maria C.

     The remains of the late Mrs. M.R. Walker, whose death was announced yesterday, will reach this city tomorrow (Friday) on the noon train of the C.H.V.& T. R.R. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. P.A. Baker, at the residence of her brother, J.M. Kerr on Front Street at 3 o'clock p.m. The burial will be at the old cemetery by Hayward & Son. Friends of the family are requested to attend.
     Mrs. Walker was the widow of Milton R. Walker of Cheshire and who was a partner with J.M. Kerr in the hardware business from 1866 to 1871 when he died. She was the fourth child of the late John N. and Isabella Kerr of Springfield Township and was united in marriage with Mr. Walker December 18, 1857 and leaves two daughters, one, Mrs. M.W. Figley of Ada, Ohio, the other Miss Jennie Walker of Denver, where she and her mother had been living for the past eighteen months.
   We knew Mrs. Walker well and she was a devoted member of the M.E. Church, dearly beloved by all of her lady friends, her whole life and character being graced with womanly virtues that made her more than ordinarily an attractive lady and her death will be sincerely regretted by all. She had been an invalid for many years, but her life was terminated by a severe attack of pleurisy, the week before, resulting in heart failure and death, for which; however, she was fully prepared. She leaves three brothers and three sisters and three half-brothers and two half-sisters to mourn their great loss.

[Note: buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
April 19, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Walker, Mary [Richards]

     Mrs. Mary Margaret Walker, 64, a resident of 84 Locust St., Gallipolis, died at her home Wednesday afternoon. She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Jack and Ruth Mills Richards.
Her husband, William H. Walker, preceded her in death in December, 1977.
     Mrs. Walker is survived by two sons, Blain Walker, St. Paul, Minn., and Dick Walker, Mansfield, Pa. Two granddaughters survive. Two brothers survive, Earl Richards, Columbus, and Robert M. Richards, Gallipolis.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, Eastern Star, Grace Guild and the Emanon Club.
     The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Zion Cemetery off Rt. 35. Rev. James V. Frazier will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, or a charity of their choice.

Gallipolis Tribune
Oct. 13, 1978
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Walker, Mary J.

Mary J. Walker
     Mary Jeanne Walker, 72, of Gallipolis, died Monday at University Hospital in Columbus. Born Sept. 5, 1916 in Rio Grande, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William E and Nell (Wood) Howell. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Walker, on Jan. 18, 1977; whom she married Jan. 4 1937.
     She attended the St. Aloysius School For Girls in New Lexington, Ohio and graduated from Capital University in Columbus. She taught school in the Gallia County schools for a short time. She and Mrs. Nancy Reed established the First Community Nursery School of the Presbyterian Church and operated the nursery for 15 years. She also taught at Guiding Hand School.
     In 1972, she became Director of Volunteer Services at Holzer Medical Center, which she held for 10 years. While Director, she was a member of the American Association of Directors of Volunteer Services and the Ohio Directors of Volunteer Services. She served as past President of the Thursday Club and the Gallipolis Ladies Golf Association. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon.
     Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Judge John W. Howell and Harry Howell. She is survived by one son, James Howell Walker; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Walker and one grandson, James B. Walker of Gallipolis.
     Services will be Thursday 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 51 State St., Gallipolis with Interim Pastor, the Rev. Robert Kyser. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherhold Chapel in Gallipolis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church organ fund. Pallbearers will be Warren Sheets, James O'Brien, Theodore Reed, Dr. George Davis, Charles Adkins and Dr. Oscar Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be General George Bush and John Halliday.

[Note: died June 5, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Walker, Mathew

     Died, at his residence, near Gallipolis, Mr. Mathew Walker, aged 47 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
January 8, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Walker, Peter

Peter Walker
    Mr. Peter Walker died at his home on the river road, near Walker's, last Saturday, aged 55 years, leaving a wife and five children. The funeral services were conducted Monday morning by Rev. Jehu Rose. Interment at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 21, 1902
Submitted by Teresa Herrman

Walker, Peter

Death of Mr. Walker
     Mr. Peter Walker, who has been sick for some time and living about a mile below town, died Saturday evening, March 15, 1902, at 10 o’clock, aged 55 years. He formerly lived on Salt Creek, Mason County, W. Va., and leaves a wife and family. His funeral services were conducted at his home by Rev. John Rose this Monday morning, and interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 17, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page


Walker, Raymond H. (Bottles)

R. H. Walker Dies Suddenly
     Raymond H. (Bottles) Walker, 53, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at his home on Gallipolis Rt. 1. His death was unexpected. Decedent was born in Gallipolis on April 10, 1900, the son of the late Theodore Walker and Minnie Brown Walker, who survives.
     Walker attended Gallipolis schools and at the age of 16 went to work at the Gallia Produce house, where he worked for the past 37 years. It was Walker’s first and only job. Decedent was married to Ada Patterson, a native of Ripley, W. Va., on Nov. 18, 1931. Three children, Walter, in the service; Thomas and Martha Alice, at home, survive. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Irma Jeffers, Los Angeles, Calif. Walker was a member of the Gallipolis Volunteer Fire Department.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s after 7 p.m. Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 28, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walker, Samuel

Samuel Walker, 78, Dies At Cora

     Samuel J. Walker, aged about 78 years was buried Monday afternoon at Old Pine Cemetery. Mr. Walker died suddenly Saturday evening at his home near Cora. He had lived in that vicinity for many years, where he was a prominent farmer. He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters, Mrs. Harry Kent, of this city was a daughter.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Feb. 14, 1850 VA; died April 21, 1928; aged 78 years 2 months and 2 days. Parents: Tandy Walker and Catherine Greer both born VA. Wife: Elizabeth Jones Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Paper
April 24, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Walker, Sarah [Hill]

Death of Mrs. Sarah Walker
     Capt. J. M. Alexander received a telegram this morning announcing the death of Mrs. Sarah Walker at 10: a.m. today, Saturday. The remains will arrived on the evening train and be met by Undertaker Wetherholt and conveyed to his rooms, and from there to the residence of her son, Mr. Tom Walker on Grape street from which place the funeral will be conducted at a date later.
     Mrs. Walker was about 61 years old, and leaves a husband, Mr. John O. Walker, and sons, Thomas of this city, and Samuel of Austin, Texas, Joseph of Galveston, Texas, Charles of Charleston, W. Va., and Harry of Staunton, Va. Also a sister, Mrs. J. M. Alexander, and brother, Mr. C. A. Hill of this city, and sister, Miss Allie Hill, in the West.
     The interment will probably be at Mound Hill. Mrs. Walker had been ill a long time, but her death is greatly regretted for she was a good lady with hosts of friends

Personal Notes - Tuesday, March 7, 1899
The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah Walker, Monday afternoon were largely attended. The pall bearers were Messrs. A. A. Lyon, W. H. Billings, E. L. Menager and John Lupton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 4, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Walker, Tom

Late Tom Walker Once Employed at Shops and O.H.E.
     Additional particulars about Thomas E. Walker, mention of whose death at Parkersburg appeared in last Thursday's and Saturday's papers, have been learned.
     He was 80 years old and the oldest of five sons of John Q. Walker, who worked as a printer for The Tribune for many years and who as a boy set editorials for Wash McLean on the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Thomas E. started to work for what was then or later known as the Enos and Hill Machine Shop on lower Third Avenue in 1868 and remained there almost 30 years. He worked at the O.H.E. two years, then at Raymond City for the Otto Marmet Co., later in Parkersburg, then in Charleston for the Westvaco Chemical Co. until incapacitated by illness two years ago. Besides the widow, Allee A. Walker, also a Gallipolitan, he leaves three sons and a daughter, Fred S. of Washington D.C.; George J. of Huntington; Clarence L., Washington D.C.; and Mrs. John R. Robinson, Parkersburg.
     There are four brothers, Joe in Galveston, TX; Sam in Austin, TX; Charlie in Charleston, WV and Harry J. of Hagerstown, MD.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 26, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Walker, Zelma Phillips

     Zelma Phillips Walker was born February 18, 1904 on a Swan Creek farm near Bladen in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio. She was the ninth of ten children born to Etta Hope Trowbridge and Andrew Phillips. She was their only daughter. Two of her brothers, Arnold and Freddie died in infancy. Seven brothers grew to adulthood: Willie, John, Ghillie (Known as Jack), Clyde, Chauncey,Erie and Cecil.
     Her ancestors were mainly of English and Welsh origin, and were among the early settlers in America. She was a direct descendant of Thomas Trowbridge of Taunton,England who came to America in 1636, the first Trowbridge in America. He came first to Boston, later settled in New Haven, Connecticut where his children were students of Ezekiel Cheever, the famous colonial schoolmaster. Her great-great-grandfather, Levie Trowbridge, was patriot of the Rvoluntionary War.
     In 1910, when she was six years old, her mother died after a long illness. She mourned this loss all her life. Her father then became the dominant influence in her life, and remained so until his death in 1937. She learned to cook, bake and can before she was ten years old. She attended school until the fifth grade when it became necessary to devote all her time and effort to keeping her father's household.
In 1964 she wrote a chronicle of her childhood years, detailing those early childhood household duties. She also related some of the joys and sorrows of those difficult years. She felt close to her Trowbridge and Phillips cousins, and the daughters of her older brothers. She especially regarded her first niece, Tina Ethel and all her other nieces as the sisters she never had.
     Another period of her life began in 1921 when she was 17. With her cousin she went to Gallipolis to seek employment at the Ohio Hospital for Epilitics, now the Gallipolis Development Center. She remained here as a valued employee unti March 1927. At the O.H.E. she was befriended by people of many cultural backgrounds, both on the staff, and the patients in the cottages who were intrusted to her care. It was here that her great love for, and interest in people was nutured, and became the dominant theme of the remainder of her life. It was also here that she met in March of 1926 her life companion--Samuel Jackson Tandy-Walker, also a Gallia County native and a fellow O.H.E. employee. They were married that same year, on October 9, 1926.
In the early 1930's, Jack and Zelma sold their first farm and purchased an adjacent farm, naming it "Fair Oaks." These were difficult times, but the family was proud that they survived the depression years without accepting public welfare. During this decade, three more children were born: Marcella Ann in 1934, Mary Elizabeth in 1935, and their only son, Jackson Tandy Walker Jr. in 1937.
     Jack and Zelma worked together as a team on the farm. In addition to household duties, she worked in the garden, field and barn. But, she took particular pride in canning fruits and vegetables, making pickles, relishes, apple butter and preserves. In the small amount of time she had for relaxation, she found time to plant a bounty of flowers and pot house plants which she cared for and which were a continuing pleasure. One of the greatest joys of her life was sharing these plants with her family and friends.
     Jack and Zelma also took an active part in community life. Zelma became a member of her husband's church, Cora Methodist Church in 1940 when her daughters Orva and Etta joined. In her youth she had attended services at various churches in the Bladen area. She also joined Cora Grange and Pomona Grange, and was a lifelong member of the Cora Church Women's Society. She participated in their ice cream socials, quilting parties, and other fund-raising activities. At their home, they invited the community to attend husking bees and cane stripping at harvest time, the egg roasts at Eastertime.
     Zelma encouraged all her children to take full advantage of their educational opportunities, and was proud of their achievements. She made many sacrifices, depriving herself of personal pleasures so that her children might have more. The 1940's for the Walker family saw better times. In 1945, their first daughter graduated from Rio Grande High School with highest honnors. That fall, the specil joys of parenthood returned when their last child, and fifth daughter, Karen Linn was born. The loss of their only son was the most tragic event of their life. On January 13, 1955, Jackson Tandy Walker Jr. was drowned after his car overturned in Raccoon Creek. He was 17 and a senior at Rio Grande High School.
     In 1967 they sold Fair Oaks Farm following Jack's retirement from the Ohio State Highway Department. In 1969 they purchased their last home--in the village of Centreville, an early Welsh settlement now known as Thurman Post Office. Zelma and Jack became members of Thurman Methodist Church, and she became a member of Morning Star Lodge #444, Order of the Eastern Star. Zelma kept busy with her gardening and made quilts and rugs. Her way with blooming plants made the flower-laden front proch the glory of the village.
Then, on the day after New Year's in 1972, death claimed her beloved husband at the age of 81. Her health then began a decline, but she retained a keen interest in all the activities she had always enjoyed. In May, 1980 she made the decision to sell her house, and it was sold that month. She held an auction of her remaining household goods. on June 14. The next day her daughters moved her to the Davis Rest Home in Oak Hill in adjoining Jackson County. Here, she anticipated making new friends and receiving visits from old ones.
     It was not to be. A visit from her daughters on Monday evening found her visiting with other residents in the solarium. When they left she was in good spirits and bade a smiling goodbye. The next morning she rose very early, made her bed and laid herself down for a rest which is now for all time.
     Surviving her were her five daughters: Orva Heissenbuttel, Wash. D.C.;Etta Altizer, Rt. 2 Patriot; Marcella Harrison, Gallipolis; Mary Niday,Gallipolis, and Karen McElyea, Gaithersburg, Md. Also left to mourn her are nine grandchildren:Ricky and Gary Altizer; Iris and Lili Heissenbuttel; Mark and Marlene Harrison; Cynthia and Richard Niday, and Christine Beall; two great-grandchildren, Brian and Theresa Altizer, and her brother, Erie Phillips of Eureka, and a host of friends.
     Zelma Phillips Walker was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Death, did not,as nothing did, take her by surprise. She was prepared to meet her creator, and to join her husband and son in eternal rest in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Her life and its legacy of Christian ideals and industry, fearlessness and friendliness, sharing and strength are an example we may all aspire to.
---Written by: Orva Walker Heissenbuttel

Gallia Times
June 1980
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wall, Claibourne D., Dr.

     Dr. Claibourne D. Wall, of this city, died at noon Thursday, after a long and distressing illness. The funeral services were held Saturday at the family residence, Rev. C. F. Creighton conducting the ceremonies. Dr. Wall was a school teacher in his youth, teaching in Henry county, Virginia, where he married. He came to Gallipolis in 1854, and attended courses of lecture in the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati, graduating at the Eclectic Medical College of that city.
     His practice was very extensive for many years. For twelve years he was Coroner of this county and at one time he was U.S. Deputy Revenue Collector. The wife of Dr. Wall died in 1878 and he never recovered from the loss of his companion, failing gradually since. Probably no citizen ever lived here whose love of truth, honesty and right was stronger than in him. As a father he was indulgent and his large heart had the constant tendency of bankrupting his purses. Six sons and one daughter survive him. He died in his 58th year. Let the earth cover a pure man.

[Note: both Claibourne and his wife Elizabeth Smith Wall are buried in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Jounal
August 3, 1882
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Wall, Lulu B. [Aldaker]

Death of Mrs. Grant Wall
     Mrs. Lula B. Wall, wife of Mr. Grant Wall, passed away at her home on First Avenue at 7 o’clock Friday evening, April 2nd, 1915, after an illness with tubercular trouble for the past six weeks. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Aldaker and was a resident of Mason county when married to Mr. Wall.
     Her husband and three children, Gladys, aged 7 years, Marazella, aged 5 and William 23 months and her parents and two brothers, Lawrence and Clyde, all residing here, mourn her demise. She was a fond and loving wife and mother and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.
     The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at her late home by Rev. W. D. Cherington, with interment at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 3, 1915

Funeral of Mrs. Grant Wall
     The funeral of Mrs. Grant Wall was well attended Sunday with many pretty floral pieces offered. A quartette consisting of Messrs. Jack Richards, A. J. Sheets, Jack Womeldorff and Vint Tanner sang three lovely selections which was greatly appreciated by the family and her friends. Rev. W. D. Cherington in his services over the body made some beautiful remarks.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 5, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wall, Mat

     Mat Wall, well known throughout the lower portion of this county and Lawrence county, died, a few days ago, at the residence of his brother, David Wall, at Millersport. Mr. Wall left about $4,000 which he gave to his nephew, a son of his brother, David, by will. He was a peaceable and highly respected citizen, and spent most of his life in the mercantile business on a small scale. He was about sixty years of age.

Gallipolis Journal
Vol. LX No. 22
Saturday, April 13, 1895
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Wall, Richard Clayburn

Death of baby

     Richard Clayburn Wall, only child of Mr. and Mrs. P.T. Wall of this city, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 1912, aged four months. The funeral services will be conducted at the residence on Second Avenue on Thursday afternoon by Rev. MacKenzie, burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son. The grief-stricken parents will have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 4, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Wallace, Bolita Hannah

Death of Bolita Hannah Wallace
     Bolita Hannah Wallace, aged 16 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Lew Wallace, Apple Grove, following a sickness of ten days of pneumonia. Another daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace lost her life some months ago after receiving fatal burns. The entire Apple Grove district sympathizes with Mr. and Mrs. Wallace, who are held in high esteem in Gallipolis, as well as at their home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 1, 1924
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wallace, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace Dies Here Monday
Had Lived Most of Her Life In This County,
Lately Of Huntington, W. Va.

     Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. S. Eachus, Monday at 2:15 p.m. after several days illness with pneumonia. Mrs. Wallace was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine Fierbaugh and was born at Conotton, Harrison Co., Ohio, Nov. 9th, 1836. She was united in marriage to the late John Wallace, June 29th, 1855 and to this union were born ten children of whom the following survive; Mrs. Eva Leaper, Mrs. T. S. Berridge, Mrs. T. S. Eachus, of Gallipolis, Mrs. Frank Irion of Columbus, Ohio; S. A. Wallace of Huntington, W. Va., and E. R. Wallace of this city.
     Mrs. Wallace spent the greater part of her life in Gallia Co., but since reaching such advanced age, she has made her home with her children and most of the time with S. A. Wallace of Huntington. She was a devoted mother and a woman of splendid Christian character. She joined the M. E. Church when a young girl and was a devoted member of the church of her choice, and for several years she has been a member of the 20th St., M. E. Church, of Huntington.
     The funeral will be held at the home of Mr. T. S. Eachus, Wednesday, Jan. 9th at 2 p.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Buckley, assisted by Dr. C. E. Goodwin of Huntington, her former pastors. Burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 8, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wallace, Erma [Plymale]

Mrs. S. Wallace, Huntington, Died 3 P. M. Friday
Funeral Set For Sunday----Burial Here About 5:30
     Mrs. Erma Plymale Wallace, widow of Scott A. Wallace, died at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Wallace, who was born and reared near Gallipolis, was ill even before her husband died on last September 10. She but recently reentered the hospital, which is near the Wallace home at 2975 Staunton Road.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Fisher-Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. William Knox, pastor of the Seventh Avenue Methodist Church of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery and it is expected the funeral party will reach here about 5:30. Pallbearers will be Loren Caverlee, H. O. Dunfee, Harry Leap, Reginald Ray, M. M. Tyree and W. C. Wilson, all Huntingtonians.
     Mrs. Wallace was 63 years old and was a daughter of the late Eugene and Laura Martin Plymale, but she was reared in the home of their uncle, the late J. A. Plymale. She and Mr. Wallace were married here Oct. 5, 1902, and they moved to Huntington in 1911. They had lived at the Staunton Rd. address since 1922. He engaged at first in the furniture business and later was an orchardist. At one time he was a member of the old Huntington Independent District 3, Board of Education.
     Mrs. Wallace was active in church work and in the Mothers Group of Delta Sigma Epsilon Sorority, of which she was president. She was tenderly and whole-heartedly devoted to her family.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Paul Stephenson and Mrs. J. Kentner Hatchett of Huntington; one son, J. Alfred Wallace, at home, and four grandchildren.

[Note: March 12, 1880 – Aug 20, 1943; Age 63 yrs. 5 mos. 8 das. She was the daughter of Ansell E. & Laura Martin Plymale.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 21, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wallace, J. Frank

J. Frank Wallace Dies Wednesday
     J. Frank Wallace, 88, died at his home in Vinton at 3 a.m. Wednesday following a 10-day illness. He was born in Vinton Nov. 11, 1864, to John and Jane McGhee Wallace. His whole life was spent in the Vinton community, where for many years he operated a farm a mile south of the village. He lost his eyesight in 1943, when he quit farming and moved his home into the village.
     His first marriage was to Catherine Grate who died in 1932. They were the parents of two sons and two daughters surviving. They are Mrs. Harry (Leah) Wilcox, Vinton; Mrs. Vaughn (Cecile) Thompson, Gallipolis; Walter and Ted, both of Huntington, W. Va. There are also 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 
     On Sept. 28, 1938, he was united in marriage to Katie Mitchell, who survives, along with several step-children. Wallace can be well remembered by some of the older residents as a member of the old Vinton Band, in which he played the trumpet. He was a member of the Vinton IOOF lodge and the Huntington Grange.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday from the Vernon McCoy Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. W. H. Green, pastor of the Gallipolis Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at his late residence Thursday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 16, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wallace, James

     The following appeared in the Gallipolis Journal a few weeks ago: James Wallace, commonly called Jimmy Wallace, died on the 21st inst. He would have been 86 years old next March. His wife died a week before him. Mrs. Wallace was a sister of Enoch Russell, of Bloomfield township, in this county. She was once the wife of Peter Aleshire, one of the pioneer Baptist preachers of this county.

Jackson Standard
Feb 14, 1878
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Wallace, Jane B.

Mrs. Wallace’s Funeral Held at Vinton Tuesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. John Wallace, who died Tuesday, were held in Vinton at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial was made in the cemetery. Mrs. Wallace, who was 87 years old, is survived by one son, Frank, of Vinton, and three daughters, Mrs. Will Glenn, of Columbus, formerly of this city, Mrs. Hattie Vollborn and Mrs. Altona Koontz, who lived in the family home with her.
     Other relatives are a sister, Mrs. Katherine Richards, also of Vinton, and three brothers, Joseph McGhee of Marion and Lincoln and James McGhee of this county.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 15, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wallace, John

Death of Mr. John Wallace
     Mr. John Wallace died Saturday night at 12:15 of heart failure which had given him considerable trouble for a number of years. He had been unable to leave his home for some time and grew weaker each day until the end came.
     He is survived by his wife and six children namely: - Mrs. Eva Leeper, Mrs. T. S. Eachus, Mrs. T. S. Berridge and Mr. E. R. Wallace living here; Mrs. Electa Iron, of Columbus, and Mr. S. A. Wallace, of Huntington.
The funeral services will be held at his late home on the Chillicothe road, at 1:30 Tuesday P. M., by Rev. F. M. Evans.
     Interment will follow at Mound Hill in charge of Wetherholt. Mr. Wallace was a most highly respected citizen in his 78th year and until a few years ago a hale and hearty man. He possessed many kind friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.

[Note: 1836- 1914]

Gallia Times
Monday, March 23, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Wallace, Leonidas H.

Death of Leonidas H. Wallace
     Mr. Leonidas H. Wallace, for several years past in charge of the transportation business of Stockhoff Bros., and other houses of this city, received a kick in the right side of the abdomen from one of his horses, on Saturday evening last. It was not considered serious at first, although he suffered much pain; but on Sunday his symptoms grew worse, and so continued until Tuesday afternoon, at 4:30, when he died. Funeral services were held on Thursday forenoon at Macedonia Church, in Harrison Township, Rev. Jesse Ingles officiating. The burial was by Wetherholt. He was 32 years of age.
     Mr. Wallace was a native of Gallia County, and came to Gallipolis some three years ago. During his residence in our city he made many friends and had the confidence of all who knew him. He was careful in the discharge of all duties entrusted to his care, and was rapidly building up an extensive business.
     About twelve years ago he married Miss Arizona Lewis, daughter of Robert A. Lewis, Esq., of Harrison Tp. His wife and four children survive the loss of a devoted husband and father. One child died about a year ago.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, October 29, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Wallace, Maxine

Little Girl Shot to Death With Doll Clasped To Her Breast!
Terrible Tragedy Occurred Friday in Guyan Township
Boy Accidentally Shot Playmate With Rifle

     Seated in a rocking chair with a doll clasped to her breast, little Maxie Wallace, aged 9 years, was shot and instantly killed Friday by Johnnie Shaver, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Shaver, of the Bulaville neighborhood in Addison township. The tragedy occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Starkey, about three miles back of Crown City, whither the little girl had gone to spend a few hours, and where the little boy was visiting his aunt, Mrs. Starkey. The children had been playing together about the house and yard, and at the time of the shooting the little girl was in a chair playing with her doll. Young Shaver spied a 22 calibre pump gun under a bed in an adjoining room and brought it forth. He stood in the door opening connecting the two rooms handling the gun when it was discharged. The bullet struck the little girl almost in the center of the forehead just at the edge of the hair.
     After being shot she did not move, other than her head fell to one side on her shoulder, and she made no sound. Mrs. Starkey was alone in the house with the children and she immediately ran to the little one’s side and although almost overcome from the shock, succeeded in placing her on a bed where the child soon breathed her life away, never regaining consciousness.
     Mrs. Starkey sent a message for the girl’s mother and to Dr. Shelton of Crown City, but she was dead when they arrived. The girl’s home is a little more than two miles distant from the Starkey home. Young Shaver was almost frantic when he realized the extent of the terrible affair in which he had been one of the principals. He ran into the woods and threw himself on the ground at the base of a tree and was so anguished that it was with great difficulty he could be quieted.
     Mr. J. Q. Haskins, Justice of the Peace for Guyan township, was called upon to hold an inquest over the body of the little girl. After questioning Mrs. Starkey and the boy, he returned a verdict that the little girl had met death accidentally.
     Undertaker John Stevers of Mercerville was called and prepared the body, after which it was removed to the mother’s home. The funeral was held Sunday at Good Hope Church by Rev. Fred Causter, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors who greatly deplore the tragedy that robbed them of a little neighbor girl.
Maxine Wallace was a daughter of Mrs. Bertha Wallace Sheets and the late Ross Wallace. The father died in December, and the mother was recently married to Monroe Sheets. She is survived by five brothers and sisters, the eldest of whom, Oretha Wallace, is an employe at the O. H. E.

Gallia Times
Thursday, August 31, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wallace, Warren

     Warren Wallace, 89, a resident of Scenic Hills Care Center, died Monday at Holzer Medical Center. He was born Sept. 20, 1897 in Ashton, W.Va. to William Monroe Wallace and Elizabeth Ball Wallace.
     He is survived by one son, Robert Wendell Wallace; one sister, Mrs. Morris Dorothy Haskins of Gallipolis; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
     Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday (tonight) 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pall bearers are David Meadows, Richard Wallace, Casby Meadows III, Denver Wallace, Milton Wallace and Lewis Bowman.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 3, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Wallace, William

     William Wallace, a former well known citizen of this county, died near Otttumwa, Iowa, Feb. 13th. He was born in Lynchburg, VA, April 2, 1807; married Rachel Humphreys in Greenbrier County, WV, Dec. 15, 1831; came to Gallipolis soon after and in 1853 went to Iowa. He was an honest, straight forward man, active and industrious and accumulated a good property in his new home. He was a subscriber to the Journal for upwards of 34 years.

Gallipolis Journal
March 4, 1880
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Wallace, William Okey

     "Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not."
     "There is hope of a tree if it be cut down that it will sprout again, and that the tender branches thereof will not cease; but man dieth and wasteth away, and riseth not till the heavens be no more; they shall not awake nor be raised out of their sleep."
     The above words of "Job" the old servant of God come to us with added force as the sad intelligence is brought to us that another good friend and neighbor had been taken by the grim reaper, Death, and in the prime of life, and taken to that eternal home from which no traveler returns.
     These lines are penned, as a tribute to the memory of William Okey Wallace, son of William and Charlotte (Garlic) Wallace, who was born February 15, 1894 and died March 8, 1947, aged 53 years and 23 days. Okey was the youngest of a family of 8 children. The father, mother, two brothers and one sister having preceded him in death. Those still living are: Lena Ward and Mrs. George R. Sheets, both of Crown City, Ohio, Cecil of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Chauncey of Kanauga, Ohio.
     In November 2, 1921, he was united in marriage to Belva Saunders, daughter of P.P. and Annie (Cofer) Saunders. To this union were born two lovely daughters, Betty Houck of Springfield, Ohio and Dorothy at home. These loved ones, together with numerous other relatives and friends are left to mourn their irreparable loss.
     Okey always seemed to get so much real joy out of living, always meeting his many friends with a sunny smile or a kindly word, and going about singing at his tasks and labor on his farm.
These words of Washington Irving seem so applicable in his life: "How easy it is for one benevolent being to diffuse pleasure around him, and how truly is a kind heart a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity to freshen into smiles."
     Okey's death came as a shock to the entire community. His nearest friends knew that his health was impaired but even his nearest relatives and loved ones were not unduly alarmed about his condition. He became worse, was taken to the Holzer Hospital on Wednesday night, where he gradually grew worse, passing away Saturday morning, as stated above.
     Okey was a kind and loving husband and companion, an indulgent and understanding father and a staunch and unfailing friend and neighbor. His going will leave a vacancy in hearts which never can be filled. Time will assuage your grief, loved ones, and we know the inadequacy of words, and we can only command you to the one who is able to speak peace to your aching hearts.

"And so beside the silent sea,
I wait the muffled oar,
No harm can come from him to me,
On ocean or on shore.

I know not where his islands lift,
Their frouded palms in air,
I only know I cannot drift -
Beyond his love and care."

[Note: Buried Ridgelawn Cemetery, Guyan Twp]

Gallipolis paper
March 1947
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                  Top of Page


Walter, Arabelle

Widow Of James Walter Passes At Daughter's Home
     Mrs. Arabelle Walter died at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Ira Elliott, in Harrison tp. (Northup R. D.), at about 9:30 this morning. She was the widow of James Walters [sic], who died six years ago, and her age was 80 years, 8 months, 13 days.
     Mrs. Walter had been in poor health the last three years and during this period had made her home with her daughter. One son, Robert Walters [sic], also survives.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Sunday morning at Lincoln Ridge, in charge of Clyde Walter of Crooksville. Burial in Houck cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: From death certificate: name is spelled Walters; date of death August 13, 1937; parents: Allen Drummond and Eliza Brown.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1937, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Elliott file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Walter, Clara Gertrude [Cremeens]

Mrs. Walter Dies At 74
    
Mrs. Clara Gertrude Walter, 74, died at the home of a daughter on Rt. 1 Northup, at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday. She had been ill for the past 5 months. Mrs. Walter was born in Harrison twp., on Nov. 18, 1884 to Henry and Angeline Tope Cremeens. Her marriage to Elmer Chauncey Walter took place on Jan. 9, 1910 and he died on Oct. 24, 1956.
     Surviving are a son and two daughters, Loren Walter of Columbus, Mrs. Floyd Folden, Rt. 1 Northup, where she made her home and Mrs. Wilma Houck of Gallipolis. There are eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister who survive are: Rev. Earl Cremeens of Northup, Chester Cremeens of Bladen and Mrs. W. O. (Emma) Saunders of Worthington.
     Mrs. Walter was a member of the Hopewell Baptist church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Methodist church. Rev. P. A. Casto will officiate and burial will be in the Houck cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening and until Friday afternoon. Friday evening they mall call at the home of Mrs. Floyd Folden.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, October 1, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walter, Edith

Edith Walter, 95, a resident of Urbana, Ohio, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the Urbana Care Center. She had been in failing health several months. A retired employee of the Gallipolis State Institute, she was born Feb. 7, 1885, in Gallia County near Mercerville, daughter of the late W. H. Smith and Laura Foster [Porter] Smith.
She married Delbert Walter. He preceded her in death in January, 1930. One son, Joseph W. Walter, a funeral director in Urbana, and one grandson survive. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 15, 1980
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walter, Elizabeth Caroline [Rupe]

     Elizabeth Caroline Rupe, daughter of Mathias and Emily Rupe, was born in Gallia county, Ohio, near Kyger November 27, 1847, departed this life May 18, 1933, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 21 days.
     On the 8th day of October, 1868, she was united in marriage with Charles Walter, and to this union were born five children; Homer C., Mary Emma, Minnie O., Sarah E. and Courtland C. M. The husband and one daughter, Mary Emma, who is now Mrs. D. W. Denney, are the only survivors of this immediate family.
     Besides these she leaves a step-mother, Mrs. Ellen Rupe, two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Harrison of Rutland, O., Mrs. Electa Runyon of Charleston, W. Va., two half-sisters, Mrs. Lillie Rupe and Mrs. Arthur Sumner, of Hurricane, W. Va., one half-brother, Hollis Rupe, of Huntington W. Va., three grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of more distant relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.
     Figuratively speaking, the door of this home was always open. The stranger was treated with due respect and courtesy; and neighbors and friends feasted upon their hospitality and good cheer.
The sick neighbor relished the dish that "Aunt Cal" brought and felt relieved.
     Early in life she acknowledged Jesus as her Savior and remained in the faith. For many years her voice has been heard in the class rooom where her testimonies proved an inspiration to all true believers. The preaching of the word and prayer and social service delighted her as it does all christians, for they bring a slight view of the rest that remains for the peope of God.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 1933
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Walter, Ella Bishop [Clark]

Mrs. Ella Walter, Little Bull Skin Resident, Dies
     Mrs. Ella Bishop Walter, 91, died at 9;10 p.m. Thursday at her home on Little Bull Skin. She was the widow of George Walter who died about 15 years ago. Mrs. Walter was one of nine children born to the late Jacob and Rebecca Calhoun Clark. Her birth date was June 22, 1866, in Harrison twp., where she spent her entire lifetime.
     She is survived by a brother and sister, L. Vinton Clark of Patriot and Mrs. Bertha Watts of Sebring, Fla. Five brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Mrs. John Bane is a surviving niece and helped to care for her in her declining years. The late Noah Clark, who operated "Noah's Ark", was a first cousin.
     She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at 1;30 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia church. Rev. Kenneth Betz will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller's on Saturday.

Gallia Times
May 30, 1957
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Walter, Isaiah

Death of Isaiah Walter
     Isaiah W. Walter passed away at his late home above town Friday evening. Mr. Walter was 65 years old and was a farmer all his life and an active Republican. He had been ill for quite a while having retired from active work two years ago on account of his health.
     He was married twice. His widow and the following children survive: Cora B. Wood, wife of ex-post master R. E. Wood of Charleston, Hollis Johnson Walter connected with the St. R. R. Co. and Edith Annis Walter. He also leaves the following brothers and sister: John W. and Geo. Walter of East Gallipolis, Andrew Walter of Buffalo, W. Va., and Mrs. Hart of East Gallipolis.
     He selected his pall bearers and his undertaker.  Hayward will have charge of the funeral, which will be announced later.

[Note: Buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 11, 1919
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Walter, Jane Harriet [Davis]

Walter, Jane Harriet
     Died at Alterra Sterling of Urbana, Friday July 28 at 11:30 P.M. She was born June 22, 1920, in Oak Hill, Ohio, the daughter of Dan T. and Jennie Evans Davis. She was a 1942 graduate of Ohio University. Her Welsh heritage instilled in her a love of music which carried through her life. She taught music and English in Gallipolis, Ohio where she met her future husband, Joseph Walter, a naval officer serving his country at that time. They were married June 15, 1946, following World War II.
      Their first home was in Middletown, Ohio, where Joe was employed as a licensed mortician with the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Their only child, J. Daniel, was born there in 1948. They soon moved to Springfield, Ohio. Mrs. Walter taught elementary vocal music in the former New Carlisle-Bethel district for ten years. There she wrote and directed original operettas making sure that each student had a part. She was also the choir director at High Street Methodist Church and a charter member of the Mitchell Hills Club. She had especially fond memories of those years.
     In 1961 she moved with her family to Urbana where Joe joined the Don A. Neff Funeral Home, soon to become the Walter Funeral Home. In 1966 she passed the state board to become a licensed funeral director, one of the few women licensed in Ohio at that time. As a professional in the business, Mrs. Walter also acted as organist, receptionist, and office manager. She developed many close friends as a result of her work here.
     She was a past president and life member of Soroptimist International of Urbana, an organization in which she never lost interest. She was a loyal member of the Urbana United Methodist Church and a member of the former Elizabeth M. Hood O.E.S. 505 where she served as organist for many years. Mrs. Walter was a serious reader especially in her later years when she had limited physical capabilities. She received great comfort from the staff of the Champaign County Library who kept her supplied with reading material.
     Mrs. Walter is survived by her son, J. Daniel and daughter-in-law, Cheryl of Urbana, granddaughter Louise Walter of Durham, N. Carolina, and two nieces, Marilyn Payne of Jackson, Ohio and Nina Davis of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph in 2004, and two brothers, D. Paul Davis and D. Merrill Davis.
     Services will be held in the funeral home which bears her name, Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 South Main Street, Urbana, at 2:00 Tuesday, August 1, with visitation from 12:00 noon until the service. Interment will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Remembrance in her name may be made to the Champaign County Library, 1060 Scioto Street, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

[Note: Obituary has a picture]

Springfield News-Sun, Springfield, Clark, Ohio
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walter, Joseph Wilson

Walter, Joseph Wilson
     Died at 11:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 8 in Sterling Alterra in Urbana. He was born in Gallia County, December 26, 1919 to Delbert and Edith (Smith) Walter. At the age of ten his father died. Joe graduated from Gallia Academy where he played trombone in the band. His mother helped send him to the Cincinnati College of Embalming where he graduated in 1941.  He served his apprenticeship with McFarland Funeral Home in Warren, Ohio. World War II intervened.
     In 1943 he enlisted in the Naval Air Corps where he became a pilot. He was commissioned officer Lt. JG and flew PBY “flying boats” and PB4Y-2 bombers. His outfit, the Privateers were the first heavy bombers to return to Clark Field, Philippines. While in the Pacific Theater he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and 3 Air Medals.
     Following the war he married J. Harriet Davis from Oak Hill June 15, 1946. The lived in Middletown, Ohio, where Joe worked for the McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, both as a licensed funeral director and embalmer and as an air ambulance pilot. He moved to Springfield in 1948 where he became associated with Austin Richards Memorial Home.
     He was an active member of the High Street Methodist Church, a charter member of the Mitchell Hills Club and founder of the Tecumseh Flying Club. In 1961 he moved to Urbana where he became associated with the Don A. Neff Funeral Home, which soon was renamed Neff-Walter. At the time there were five funeral homes in Urbana. In 1965 he became sole owner of the Walter Funeral Home. Joe served his community with dignity, sincerity and hard work until 1987 when after suffering a stroke, he retired.
     He was an active member of Urbana United Methodist Church, a faithful member of the Urbana Lions Club and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, a former member of the Mercy Hospital Association Board and of the Urbana County Club and held memberships in most Masonic bodies. He enjoyed flying airplanes, driving his Corvettes, and riding his motorcycle.      
     He is survived by his wife of 58 years, J. Harriet (Davis); son, J. Daniel of Urbana; granddaughter, Louise D. Walter of Durham, North Carolina; brother-in-law, Merrill Davis of Jackson and a number of cousins.
     Friends may call Sunday, December 12, 2004 at the Walter-Schoediner Funeral Home, A Dignity Memorial Provider, 642 South Main Street, Urbana, Ohio the funeral home that bears his name from 2-5 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Kim E. Maley. Contributions may be made to the Urbana Lions Club, P.O. Box 289, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or the Scholarship Fund of the Urbana United Methodist Church, 238 North Main Street 43078 in Joe’s memory. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories with the family. Log on to www.mem.com.

[Note: Obituary has a picture]

Springfield News-Sun, Springfield, Clark, Ohio
Friday, December 10, 2004
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Walter, Leonard

Death of Leonard Walter
     Mr. Leonard Walter, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walter, of Lincoln, died Saturday evening, Feb. 6, 1909, at the age of 28, of lung trouble.
     He was a fine young man, well respected by all who knew him. The funeral services were held at Lincoln Chapel Monday afternoon by Rev. Neal and the interment followed at the Houck cemetery by Undertaker Myers under the auspices of the Jr. O.U.A.M., of which he was a member.

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


Walter, Noah E.

     GALLIPOLIS - Noah E. Walter, 78, of 229 Fourth Ave., died at 7 a.m.  Saturday at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Huntington. He had been in failing health one year, and in serious condition the past three weeks. A retired farmer, Mr. Walter resided on a farm in the Mercerville area 45 years, in Gallipolis the past six years. He was a member of the Gallia County Election Board nine years and on the Gallipolis School Board eight
years.
     Mr. Walter was born January 16, 1895, in Walnut Township, son of the late David Harmon and Priscilla VanFleet Walter. He is survived by his wife, Stella Canterberry, whom he married Nov. 13, 1920, in Pt. Pleasaant, a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Joan) Bush, Gallipolis and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and a grandson. He attended Dickey Chapel Church. He was a charter member of Lafayette Post No. 27, American Legion; and a World War I Veteran who served in the Army.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilson Wah officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville. Friends may call at the funeral home after
3 p.m. Sunday. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Gallipolis Legion Post.

The Daily Sentinel
October 7, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Walter, Ora W.

Fatal Accident
Snuffs Out the Life of Ora Walter of Gallipolis
     Once again we are called upon to record the death of a young man who met his death accidentally and without warning. The victim was Ora Walter, aged about 20, brakeman on the Hobson work train. His body was found by the crew of the freight train following train No. 5 yesterday near Dyesville and the supposition is that he was run over by No. 5. Both legs were severed from the body and the body was cut into two pieces, death being evidently instantaneous.
     The unfortunate young man leaves, besides other relatives and a host of friends, a wife and one daughter, only a few months old to mourn his sad fate. The remains were taken to Gallipolis Thursday, where the funeral was held today. The way young Walter met death will probably never be known. -- Pomeroy News
     Rev. Mr. Newton of the First Baptist Church conducted the funeral services this Friday morning at Epworth Church, the burial by Wetherholt following at Pine Street cemetery. There was a large turnout to the services.

[Note: 5/27/1893 - 5/14/1913 , 19 yrs. 11 mo. 17 das.; s/o George A. & Alice Perry Walter]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 16, 1913
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walter, Samuel

     Mr. Samuel Walter, a well known and highly respected citizen of Morgan Township, died last Sunday. He fell unconscious in his garden on Saturday, and was carried to the house, where he died the next day. He left a wife and grown children. The funeral services took place on Monday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 15, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Walter, Sarah [Brucker]

Sarah Walter, 88, Spruce St., Dies
    
Mrs. Sarah Walter, 88, died Saturday night at 11:15 o’clock in her home, 74 Spruce street of the infirmities of old age. She had been a semi-invalid for years.
     Widow of John W. Walter, C. and O. Railroad section foreman until his death December 4, 1939. Mrs. Walter was born in Gallia County, daughter of the late Adam Brucker and Barbara Lang Brucker, both natives of Germany. She would have been 89 years of age November 22.
     She is survived by a son, Ira Walter, East Gallipolis, C. and O. section foreman; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Byers, at home and Mrs. James Davis, Patriot; a brother, Adam Brucker, Thivener, and four great grandchildren.
     Funeral services at the home Tuesday 2:30 p.m., Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating with interment in the Pine Street cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 26, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walter, Viola [Boster]

Mrs. Walter, 91, is Claimed
     Mrs. Viola Walter, 91, widow of Charles W. Walter, a resident of Lincoln Pike, died at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at a rest home in Coal Grove, where she had been a patient since May 29, 1962. She had been in ill health for 15 years.
     Mrs. Walter was born in Harrison twp., May 29, 1874, one of seven children born to the late Francis Marion and Susan Neal Boster, and is the last of her family. She spent her lifetime in the Northup community.  Her marriage to Mr. Walter took place in May 1897, and he preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1948.  She is survived by two sons, Paul Walter of Northup and Neal Walter of San Diego, Calif.  A grandson is George Walter of Dayton, and there are four great grandchildren. Two children who preceded her were a daughter, Clestine, and a son, Charles Francis.
     Mrs. Walter was a member of the Lincoln Methodist Church.  Services will be held at 2 p. m. (DST) Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals.  Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in Lincoln cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p. m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Journal
Monday, June 21, 1965
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walter, William

     WALTER - William Walter was born in Dublin, Ireland, Nov 23, 1790, died at the residence of his son Joseph Walter, in Walnut township, June 6, 1884, at the advanced old age of 93 years, 6 months and 12 days.
     He emigrated from England to America near sixty years ago; has lived in Gallia County about thirty-five years. He was always a hale hearty old man; able to converse intelligently on most subjects until within a short time of his death. His illness was of short duration, lasting but twenty hours, which time he did not appear to suffer.
     He was the father of five sons, only two of whom survive him. The funeral sermon was preached at Salem Church by Rev John Houck; assisted by Rev J H Rogers. Grandfather Walter had been a zealous Roman Catholic from an early period in his life, and died perfectly satisfied in the faith. The day he died, addressing his son he said: “Well the time has come,” then taking him by the hand he said, “God bless you.” These were his last words.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday June 19, 1884
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walters, Alice [Williams]

Mrs. J. B . Walters Died On Saturday
     Mrs. Alice Walters of Lincoln, wife of County Commissioner Joseph B. Walters, died Saturday at 12:20 p.m. after an illness of about three weeks with lung fever followed by peritonitis. Mrs. Walters was born May 20, 1859 and was 51 years, 9 months and 12 days old. Her maiden name was Williams and she was united in marriage with Mr. Walters Dec. 11, 1879.
     She is survived by her husband, three sons, Delbert of Mercerville and Willie E. and Fred at home and by three daughters, Mrs. A. L. Stormont of Lincoln, Mrs. Ira C. Neal of Springfield and Mrs. Lestie Cooper of Hilton. Also by two brothers, James Williams of Columbus and William of Hilton.
Mrs. Walters was a member of the M. E. Church and was a good kind woman. She was held in high esteem by all who knew her and her husband, children and relatives have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends.
     The funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at Lincoln Chapel and were conducted by Revs. Neal and Payne. Burial in the church cemetery by Undertaker Myers of Sand Fork.

Note: [Tombstone has name as Walter instead of Walters. May 20, 1859 - March 4, 1911]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 10, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Walters, Franklin

Franklin Walter Accidentally Killed Saturday Morning
Was Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walter of Lincoln Ridge
Leaves Bride of Eight Months--Funeral was Held Here Tuesday Morning

     Franklin Walters, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walter of Lincoln Ridge, this county, was killed about noon on Saturday while working as an electrician in Columbus. He was replacing a 220 volt fuse in the plant of the Big Mountain Coal Co. when the shock rendered him unconscious and he was dead when taken to Mercy hospital.
      Mr. Walters is survived by his wife, whom he married only eight months ago, his parents, and two brothers Paul and Neal Walter.
     The body of Mr. Walter was brought to Gallipolis Monday evening from Columbus and was taken to the home of his parents at Lincoln where the funeral was held Tuesday morning. Burial was made in Lincoln cemetery by Undertaker Tope.

[Note: b. Apr. 16, 1903 d. June 23, 1928]

Gallia Times
Date unknown
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Walters, Gertrude M.

Mrs. Walters, 78, Claimed After Illness
     Mrs. Gertrude M. Walters, 78, of 928 First Ave., Gallipolis, died at 6:45 p.m., Sunday at the Syracuse, Ohio Nursing Home, where she had been a patient the past 10 days. She had been in failing health the past 10 years and serious the past month.
     Before retiring, she was employed at Holzer Hospital for 22 years. She was born Sept. 6, 1891, in Mason County, W. Va., daughter of Henry Long and Elizabeth Plantz Long. One sister, Mrs. Mary Sheets, preceded her in death. She attended the Nazarene Church.
     Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, under the direction of Rev. Ronald Justice. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7-9 Tuesday.

[Note: The name is listed as Gertrude M. Walter on the cemetery entry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 29, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walters (Walter), Ida

Evergreen Woman Is Fatally Burned
Miss Ida Walters Dies At Holzer Hospital --
Last of Her Family -- Burial at Evergreen at 2 O’clock Saturday

     Her clothing ignited from an open grate at her home in Evergreen. Miss Ida Walters received burns Thursday morning from which she died that afternoon in Holzer Hospital. The flames seared the skin on most of her body and face. Attention of a colored man, living across the road, was attracted by the horror-stricken woman, who screamed and tapped on the window. He broke through the front door and beat out whatever fire remained in her tattered clothing and extinguished the flame that had about half-consumed a chair and that might soon have endangered the building and all its contents. That had occurred around 8 o’clock.
     Dr. Claude B. Parker was called and gave first aid. Miss Walters was still conscious but was suffering terribly. A little later she was on the way to the hospital in the ambulance of Undertaker J. L. Coleman. She died at about 2 o’clock. Miss Walters was 63 years old and lived alone. She was the last of the family of George Walters.
     Undertaker J. L. Coleman removed the body to his undertaking parlors at Bidwell where it remained today. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday at Evergreen, with Rev. R. R. Denney in charge. Burial at the same place by Mr. Coleman.

[Note: 5/1/1868 - 2/18/1932 , 63 yrs. 9 mos. 17 das. d/o George W. & Sarah M. Sexton Walter, Pine Hill Cemetery, Name listed as Ida Walter on death cert., but is spelled Walters on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 19, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walters, Mary Elizabeth

Death of Mrs. Walters
     Mrs. Al Walters died from pneumonia on Tuesday of last week at her home at Bladen. She is survived by her husband and five children. The funeral was held at the Swan Creek Church Thursday afternoon, interment being in the church cemetery.

[Note: Tombstone in Mt. Zion Cem, OH Twp reads Mary Elizabeth B.19 Mar 1874 - D.18 Jan 1927]

Gallipolis paper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Walters, Mary Etta [Primmer]

Death Claims Mrs. Walters, 75, Sunday
     Mrs. Mary Etta Primmer Walters, 75, a former resident of the Clark-Chapel Rd., died early Sunday morning in Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus. She was the widow of James M. Walters whom she married in February 1916, in Pt. Pleasant. Mrs. Walters, for the past few years, had made her home with a daughter in Johnstown, Ohio.
     Mrs. Walters was born on Oct. 1, 1892, in Haydenville, Ohio, daughter of the late Minerva Jane and Jacob Primmer. She is survived by six children, Mrs. Virginia Cruse, Galena, Ohio; Jack Walters, Columbus; Mrs. Mildred Finley, Gallipolis; Mrs. Ruth Baird and Mrs. Doris Stone, Johnstown, and Eileen Walters, Johnstown, with whom she made her home. Fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.
     Funeral services will beheld 3:30 p.m., Tuesday at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton under the direction of Rev. Carl Winkleman. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home between 6 and 9 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 5, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walters, Narcissa [Reynolds]

Woman Dies While Visiting Brother
     Mrs. Narcissa Walters, who came from New Matamoras, Ohio, three months age to visit her brother, Thomas Reynolds at Kanauga, died there at 3:30 this morning. Death was due to cancer. She was 77 years old and the widow of Isaac Walters of New Matamoras. A brother, John of Pt. Pleasant, survives.
     The body was taken back to her old home this forenoon and funeral services will be held there at 2 o’clock Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 8, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walters, Sarah [Wells]

Mrs. Wm. Walters Died Here Sunday
     Mrs. Sarah Wells Walter, 71, of Bidwell, R. D., died at 7:30 Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Halley, Gallipolis.
     She is survived by her husband, William Walters, and the following children, in addition to Mrs. Halley, wife of Oscar Halley.: Margaret Sibley, Bladen; Mrs. C E. Waugh, Crown City; Mrs. J. H. Henry, Huntington; Mrs. Oakley Day, James and Jesse Walters, Bidwell.
     Funeral services were begun at 2 o'clock today at Mt. Zion church in charge of Coleman R. Halley.

[Note: From Tombstone 1867-1939; Buried Mt. Zion cemetery]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Walters, Thomas J.

T. J. Walters Dies Of Auto Accident Injury
Funeral to be at Bidwell Thursday
     Thomas J. Walters, 57, Pine Grove, who was injured in an automobile accident last Saturday, died at Holzer Hospital Tuesday afternoon after lingering at the point of death during three days. Walters suffered a skull fracture when the automobile he was driving turned over in some loose gravel on the road near Kanauga, his wife and little girl who were with him, also were injured, but will recover.
     Funeral services for Mr. Walters will be held Thursday afternoon at Bidwell. Burial will be in charge of Undertaker Coleman.

[Note: 1/13/1872 - 7/26/1927 S/o Hamilton & Catherine Freshcorn Walters, Husband of Dorcas Walters. Buried at Clark Chapel per death certificate. Surname is spelled Walter on cemetery record.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 27, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Walters, William Henry

W.H.Walters, 77 Died Late Friday
Funeral 1 Sunday At Home At 134 Fourth Ave
     William Henry Walters died at 3:25 Friday afternoon at his home, 134 Fourth avenue. He had suffered a stroke Tuesday noon, falling in the doorway of his home, and never regained consciousness.
      Mr. Walter was in his 78th year and had come to Gallipolis from Rio Grande. HIs home was next door to that of Kerns Boster, who died at 11 o'clock last night.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Sunday at the home by Rev. H M.Smith. Burial at Mt. Zion, in Ohio tp., by Albert E. Tope.
      Mr. Walters was a son of Henry and Rebecca Watson Walters and his exact age was 77 years, 7 months, 23 days. He was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Wells, who died a few years ago, and they are survived by these children: Margaret Sibley and Maude Day of Bladen, Jesse and James of Bidwell, Charlotte Waugh of Crown City, Hannah Henry of Huntington, and Eva Halley of Gallipolis.
      Mr.Walters is survived by his second wife, who was Lorena Rose, widow of Reuben Rose, and by these brothers and sisters: Tom and Craft Walters, Lena Dillon and Jane Burcham, all of Scottown.

[Note: dates from stone: 1863-1942; exact date of death: 16 Jan 1942]

Gallipolis newspaper
January 17, 1942
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                       Top of Page


Wamsley, Mary [Vickers]

     GALLIPOLIS - Mary Elizabeth Wamsley, 60, a resident of 403 Pike Street, Kanauga, died in Holzer Medical Center around 9:15 a.m. Friday. She had been in failing health the past year. She was born June 23, 1918, in Gallia County; daughter of John F. and Hannah Sullivan Vickers. She married Clarence E. Wamsley on Aug. 30, 1942, in Gallipolis. He survives, along with four children; Mrs. Larry (Jacqueline) Miller, Rodney; Clarence R. Wamsley, Martinsburg, W. Va.; William E. Wamsley, Gallipolis, and Vickie Lynn Wamsley, at home.
     Three brothers and one sister survive: Homer and Clarence Vickers, Pt. Pleasant; William A. Vickers, Follansbee, W. Va.; Mrs. Clifford (Helen) Boye, Columbus. Five grandchildren survive. She attended Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday between 6 and 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, Sept. 17, 1978
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, Mr. A. E.   [no cemetery entry/first name unknown]

Death of A. E. Ward
     Mr. A. E. Ward, a former resident of this city, died at his home at Elmwood Place, Ohio, Thursday, April 9, 1903. He was 50 years of age and bleeding of the kidneys was the cause of death. Besides a wife and five children he leaves two brothers residing in this city, and a sister residing in Covington.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 24, 1903
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Ward, Anna Maude [Cornell]

Mrs. Anna Ward Dies In Ironton
     Mrs. Anna Maude Ward, 66, a native of Gallipolis, died in Ironton General hospital at 4:55 a.m., Saturday. Her death came after a lingering illness. Mrs. Ward spent her early years in Gallipolis and had in recent years lived in Ashland, Ky., and Ironton. Her home in Ironton was at 3724 S. Third Ave. She was a member of the First Church of God of this city.
     Mrs. Ward was born in Gallipolis on Oct. 19, 1889, daughter of the late Shannon and Rebecca Stewart Cornell. She was married to John W. Ward at Gallipolis in 1907, and they made their home here for several years. He survives with a son, Ralph, of Coal Grove and two granddaughters. Other survivors are two brothers, Lindsey Cornell and Sherman Cornell, both of Gallipolis,
     Brief services will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home at 10 a.m., Tuesday. The body will then be brought to the First Church of God, Garfield Ave., where it will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Services will be at 2 p.m., with Rev. Woodrow North officiating, and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Ironton in the afternoon Sunday until Tuesday morning.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, September 8, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, Billy Ray

     Billy Ray Ward, 62, of New Haven, West Virginia, died Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabiliation Center, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Born March 21, 1935 in Tiptop, Kentucky, he was a son of Mark Ward and Venus Lykins Ward of New Haven, West Virginia. He was a piano tuner and technician, a member of the Church of Christ in Middleport, and was an active member of the Gideons.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Annette Ward of Rio Grande; three daughters and sons-in-law, Misti and John Chapman of Point Pleasant, Darla Merola of Gallipolis, and Diane and Jack Levine of Point Pleasant; and nine grandchildren, Brittani, Nick and Tyler Merola, Dell Smith, Mackenzie and Danielle Levin, Whitney and Austin Chapman and Jessica Ward.
     Services will be Friday, August 29, 1997, at 1 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, West Virginia, with Pastor Al Hartson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 1997.
     Pallbearers will be Robin Robinson, John Thabet, Craig Weaver, Paul Fitzgerald, Tyler Merola, Nick Merola, Dell Smith and Ray VanMeter. Honorary pallbearers are John Chapman, Jim Vornholt, Austin Chapman and Mark Ward. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gideons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
1997
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Ward, Byron

Byron Ward, 78, Claimed Here Sunday
     Byron Ward, 78, died in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave., around 9 a.m. Sunday. He had been a patient there the past 10 days. A resident of Kanauga, Mr. Ward was a retired state highway employee. He was born June 5, 1893, at River, Ky., son of the late Corbin and Emma Begley Ward.
     He married Pina Johnson on June 5, 1916. They moved to Ohio in 1928. He worked at the TNT Plant in Pt. Pleasant prior to becoming an inspector with the Ohio Department of Highways.
He had no children. Surviving besides his wife are two brothers, George, River, Ky., and Walter, of Ashland, Ky.
     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Ward, Catherine [Neal]

Death of Mrs. Ward
     News was received here Monday of the death of Mrs. Catherine Neal Ward, wife of Charles Ward of Columbus, who died Saturday, May 18th, 1912, of tubercular trouble.
     She was the third daughter of the late R. D. Neal, Clerk of Courts in this county,and Mrs. Eliza McCormick Neal, sister of Mr. Harvey McCormick of this city, and was comparatively a young woman. She is survived by her husband, mother, brothers Harry and Bundy and three sisters widely separated. She never had any children. She was of a lively good disposition and left many friends and relatives who will mourn her loss.
     Her father and family resided in this city for many years and she left many acquaintances here who will greatly regret to hear of her departure.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 24, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Ward, Charles F.

Charlie Ward, Kyger Formerly Engineer, Dies in 53rd Year
     Charles F. Ward, Kyger, who lost his mental and physical health six years ago, died at 10:35 Sunday night. He was in his 53rd year, having been born in Gallipolis Sept.25,1881, the son of William and Barbara Rothgeb Ward.
     Decedent married May Jenkins on April 16, 1923, but they have no children. He is survived by a brother, a sister and a half-brother; John Ward, Charleston; Mrs Bertha Collins, Parkersburg, and Wilbur Price, Kyger.
     Ward was employed as a stationary engineer until his health failed. He was formerly a member of the Gallipolis lodge of Elks.
     Funeral services will be held at Kyger M.E. Church at 2 Wednesday under the auspices of the Jr. O. U. A.M., with Rev. Howard Werner officiating. Burial in Gravel Hill by Funeral director  J.L.Coleman.

[Note: born 1881; died 1934]

Transcribed from an old scrapbook
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Ward, Charles L.           

Ward
     October 22d, 1886, Charles L. WARD, son of William and Sarah Ward, aged 25 years, 3 months and ___[illegible] days. The funeral services were held at the family residence October 24th, at 2 O clock p.m. Within a few months death has carried off two sons of the bereaved parents.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, October 27, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann
                                                                 Top of Page


Ward, Clara Belle [Glover]

Mrs. Ward, 52, Kanauga, dies
     Clara Belle Ward, 52, a resident of 130 River St., Kanauga, was dead on arrival at Holzer Medical Center Saturday evening at 11:30 following an apparent heart attack.
     Mrs. Ward was born at Eureka on Nov. 21, 1920, daughter of the late John and May Williams Glover. Her early years were spent in Eureka. She attended Eureka Schools and the (E)ureka Methodist Church. She was married to Dwight Ward in July 1944. He survives, also two sisters, Louise, Mrs. Harry Barcus of Eureka Star Rt., and Mabel, Mrs. Clyde Hunt of Cincinnati.
     Three brothers, Clyde, Charles and Sam Glover preceded her in death, also three sisters, two of them in infancy and a sister, Mrs. Winnie Meadows.
     Mrs. Ward was a member of the Middleport Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church on the Teens Run Road, with burial in Providence Cemetery.
Rev. John Jeffrey will officiate. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals after 4 o’clock today.

[Note: According to Ancestry.com Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, she died October 13, 1973]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. October 13, 1973
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Ward, Claude Parker

Claude Parker Ward’s Death In Accident Reported Here
     Friends here have received word of the accidental death of Claude Parker Ward, 56, at Fostoria. Mr. Ward was killed in a grade crossing accident Tuesday morning, but little is known here of the particulars.
     The decedent was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ward who lived in former years in the large brick house on the hill above Hanersville. He attended Mt. Zion School and Church and had many friends here. He had been employed in Fostoria since 1932. He is survived by his wife and several sons and daughters, four brothers and two sisters.
      Funeral services were held in the First Methodist Church in Fostoria on Thursday. Burial was made in Fountain Cemetery there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 11, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Ward, Crystal Dawn

     Crystal Dawn Ward, daughter of Kathy M. McCombs and Jeffrey Ward, Vinton, died at her residence Thursday morning. She was born Jan. 11, 1983 in Gallipolis. She is survived by her parents and grandparents,Reaford and Christine Ward of Rt. 1, Ewington; Lonnie McCombs of Northup and Brenda McCombs of Vinton.
     Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Mose Norman officiating. Burial took place at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Vinton.

[Note: Died Feb. 17, 1983 --? on birth date? Ohio death records say she was 4 months old]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 18, 1983 Pg. 6, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Ward, D. A.

Death Claims D.A. Ward, 66, Born In Guyan
Attained Prominence In Education Circles
Burial To Be At Chester, PA

     D.A. Ward, a native of Gallia County, who attained prominence in the educational fields of the nation, died at his home in Chester PA, early Wednesday following an illness that became critical about last April, at the age of 66, according to a message received by Mrs. Viola Plymale, an aunt of Mrs. Ward.
     He was born and reared in Guyan Township, son of Isaac and Sarah Chapman Ward and taught school for several years in this county before going to Michigan about the time of his marriage to Minnie Bay, a native of Crown City, in 1905. Later he became superintendent of the Mannington and Farmington, WV, schools successively and then went to Wilmington, Delaware, where he was a superintendent of the schools for a number of years.
     A graduate of Rio Grande College and as a student at Columbia University he was known as a fine man of high educational attainment and was at one time a Vice President of the National Education Association.
     Surviving are four sons, besides his wife, David of New Jersey, John, Joseph and Thomas at home and these brothers and sisters, Lloyd Ward, Ripley; Martin A., Marietta; Mrs Ells French, Palasades, CA; Mrs. Edith Wenzloof and Miss Martha Ward, Santa Monica, CA; Mrs. Harry Vollborn, Maderia, CA and Mrs Oretha Martin, Millersburg, Ohio.
     Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at the home with burial in Chester. Mrs. Allie Simms of Crown City, as sister of Mrs. Ward will attend.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 18, 1936
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Ward, D. Grant

D. Grant Ward Dies On Sunday
     D. Grant Ward, 88, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the Haner residence, 839 Second Ave., where he made his home. He was born July 7, 1866, in Morgan Township, Gallia county, to Benjamin F. and Susan Hanger Ward.
His wife, Flossie McCann Ward, preceded him in death, April 30, 1951. They had no children. Ward was a graduate of Ewington Academy in Ewington. He taught in the rural school system in Gallia county, then operated general stores in Langsville and Bidwell. He ran the Bidwell store for 42 years.
     Two brothers surviving are Charles, Rt. 2, Bidwell, and Everett H. of Tampa, Fla. The late James Ward, who was a merchant in Vanceton, Homer J. Ward, who was an insurance agent in Gallipolis, and Floyd Ward, who was a funeral director in Bidwell, preceded their brother in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the home of Charles Ward, State Route 160, where friends may call after Tuesday noon, until time for the services. Burial will be conducted by the McCoy Funeral Home in Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 22, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, Ed

Former Resident Dies
     Mr. Ed Ward, died at his home in London Wednesday. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at Pine Grove, burial in the church cemetery. Besides his widow, he is survived by four children, a brother Irvin of Vinton and a sister, Mary Ward, of Nelsonville.

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


Ward, Elizabeth Clark

     Died, in Marietta, Ohio, on Saturday P.M., April 9, 1864, Elizabeth Clark Ward, near 18 years of age, eldest daughter of Wm. S. and Catharine V. Ward.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 5, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Ward, Erml D.

     VINTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Erml D. Ward, 72, Vinton, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.
     Surviving besides relatives listed Friday, are three sisters, Mrs. Ishmael Cruth, Gillespie and Mrs. Gladys Smith, both of Rodney; Mrs. Neva Benjamin, Columbus and one brother, Evan Lloyd, Columbus. Another brother, John, preceded her in death.

[Note: Name is spelled Ermel Ward on tombstone.]

The Daily Sentinel
October 7, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Ward, F. Eugene,

Death of F. Eugene Ward
     Mr. F. Eugene Ward died at his home at Seattle, Washington, Thursday evening, June 3, 1920. He was overcome by heat while working in the fields. He was 40 years of age and is survived by his wife and three children. Also his mother and sister, Mrs. Ed Mullineaux of this city and three brothers, Fred, Sam and Harley, all of Charleston. He will be buried at Seattle.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 4, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                 Top of Page


Ward, Fanny [Vance]

IN MEMORY
     Fanny Ward, daughter of George and Mary Vance, was born July 1, 1852 and departed this life peacefully and quietly on March 22, 1927, aged 74 years 8 months and 21 days.
     She united with the Methodist Church at Pine Grove when about 15 years of age. She retained her belief in a Savior that is able to save and keep until the end. She was a good neighbor, of a quiet disposition, kind to her family and those she came in contact with and she will be sadly missed by those near and dear to her. She was a woman that always attended to her own affairs.
     She was united in marriage with Albert Ward in 1873. To this union were born three children, Emma Ward, Willie Ward and Wilda Ralston. Her husband, Emma and Willie preceded her to the Great Beyond. She made her home with her daughter and Charley Ralston, who did all for their mother that loving hands could do. She leaves besides her daughter Wilda, four grandchildren, Kenneth Ward, Winifred Ralston, Madge Ralston, three brothers, Henderson, Jacob and Daniel Vance and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss.
    "We shall not all sleep, but will be changed and all the dead in Christ shall rise first and shall ever be with our Lord."
     The funeral was held at Morgan Center by Rev. Hartman, burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, by Funeral Director Butler.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their help during the sickness and death of our beloved Mother.
                  Charles and Wilda Ralston, Rt 1, Vinton, Ohio.

[Note: Name is listed as Francis A. Ward on her tombstone in Pine Grove Cemetery in Morgan Twp.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 7, 1927
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Ward, Frances   

     Mrs. Frances Ward, wife of Engineer Wm. Ward, Jr., died at her residence, on Front street, Gallipolis, recently of pleuro-pneumonia.

Athens Messenger
February 2, 1888
Transcribed by Neil Elvick


Ward, George Adams

Last Rites Conducted for George Adams Ward
     Funeral services for George Adams Ward were held Sunday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Burial was made during the sunset hours in Mound Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were Farnum Haskins, Everette Ecker, Nelson Gardner, Lueder Steinbeck, William Smith and Hobart Watson.
     Those coming from a distance to attend the services were Mrs. O. W. Kerns, Charleston, S.C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Warden, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, Marietta; Mrs. Kenneth Byers, Middleport; and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Craft and daughter Juanita, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Northup, Mrs. Bert Brammer, Mrs. Fern Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Johnson, Charles Craft, and Mrs. Harry Thorniley and a Mrs. Ernest, all of Huntington.

[Note: 24 Dec. 1880 Died 26 April 1951; handwritten note on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Ward, George Adam

Ward Services To Be Sunday
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. for George Adam Ward, who died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at his home, 423 Fourth Ave. Born Dec. 20, 1880, in Clay Twp., Mr. Ward was a son of the late Darius and Barbara Haffelt Ward. He was for many years employed by the Evans Grocery Co., and his last employment was at the Gallipolis State Institute, from which position he was retired.
     He leaves his widow, Eliza Chapman Ward, whom he married Feb. 15, 1903. Also surviving are the following children: Sylvia Preston Seagraves, Charleston; Mrs. James (Goldie) King, Gallipolis; Mrs. Frank (Charlotte) Danner, Gallipolis; Stanley Ward of California; Mrs. Howard (Crystal) Broyles and Mrs. William (Edna) Vanco. One daughter, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
     Rites Sunday will be from the Wetherholt Funeral Home with the Rev. L. A. Donnally officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 27, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Ward, George Henry

George Ward, 77, Succumbs Wednesday
     George Henry Ward, 77, a resident of Vinton, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Racine rest home. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of World War I Veterans, Gallipolis Barracks, and Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the Vinton Methodist Church.
     He was born in September, 1888, in Salem twp., Meigs county, son of the late Mitchell and Irene Grate Ward. His marriage was to the former Cora Harkins, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 1962. Mr. Ward is survived by two half - brother, Emmett Ward of Vinton, and Hazel Ward of Marion.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCoy Funeral home. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 23, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, John

     Died, at his residence in this City, Sept. 27th, 1865, Mr. John Ward, aged 51 years, 16 days, of a long and painful illness. He suffered all that mortal man could suffer, but through all he never murmured, but would say "the Lords will be done not mine," he has been a great sufferer the last 2 years, and for 3 months he was compelled to sit in his chair the most of the time, day and night, but the Lord has taken him home, he is now at rest from all his sufferings, he passed away as calmly as an infant going to sleep. He was a kind Husband, a tender loving Father. He leaves a sickly wife and 7 children to mourn his loss, their loss but his eternal gain. "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away." Blessed be his holy name. [Long poem follows.] Point Pleasant and Kanawha papers please copy.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 19, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Ward, John Putnam

Death of Mr. Ward
     Mr. John Putnam Ward, a well known citizen of this city, died last midnight, Apr. 30th, 99, aged 49 years, the 12th of last March. The funeral services will be conducted from his late home on Court street, Tuesday at 4 p.m. by Rev. L.L. Magee of Grace church, the interment following by Wetherholt at the Pine street Cemetery. The pall bearers were selected from his associates in the Machine Shops where he had been an employee for 22 years, and are Messrs. Gregg Schartz George Rienwald, Chas. A. Hill, John Ghrist, James R. Gilmore, and Thomas Walker.
     The deceased was a son of John Putman Ward, the elder, one of the best river engineers and machinists along the Ohio river and extensively known. He was first a river engineer but went into the employ of Enos Hill & Co., about 22 years ago and has worked for them continuously ever since. Like all the Wards he was a splendid engineer, and machinest, a splendid workman, and a clever gentleman. He was united in marriage in 1872 with Miss Julia Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Rose, of Northup. She and children Miss Pearl, Richard, and Daisy Ward, survive him, besides brothers Will and Clarence both engineers on the steamer Kanawha, and Ernest, an engineer in a factory at Elmwood Cincinnati.
     Mr. Ward's demise was very sudden and unexpected. His daughter Miss Pearl was visiting Pomeroy friends, and only came home this morning to be plunged into the bitterest woe upon her arrival. A message had been sent her, but she was on the river on her way home and did not receive it.
     Mr. Ward had been in very poor health for perhaps a couple of years with heart and lung trouble, and had had several hemorrhages of the lungs. He had been about in his usual health Saturday, but Sunday morning he was not feeling well. The weather was very warm and he went up stairs and lay down. About noon the family's attention was attracted to his stertorous breathing and moaning and upon going to him found him unconscious. Drs. Mack and Cromley were hastily summoned, but nothing could be done. He was past all earthly help and lingering till midnight his spirit left its earthly tenement for the land beyond this vale of tears. His family have our deepest sympathy.

May 1, 1899
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Ward, John Putnam

     Mr. John Putnam Ward was stricken by the cruel hand of death at midnight on last Sunday, April 30, 1899. He had not enjoyed good health for the past two years. Heart and lung trouble seemed to be his ailment. Not feeling very well on Sunday morning he went to his room and laid down, and about noon his family were attracted to him by his loud breathing, and found him in an unconscious condition. Drs. Mack and Cromley were summoned, but nothing could be done, and he lingered until midnight, when he passed away.
     The deceased was united in marriage in 1872 to Miss Julia Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Rose, of Northup. He leaves besides his wife three children, Misses Pearl, Daisy and Richard Ward. He also leaves three brothers and one sister, Messrs. Ernest, William and Clarence Ward, and Mrs. George Grow. The funeral services took place at his late home on Court Street Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, Rev. L. L. Magee officiating, and Wetherholt conducted the interment at the Pine Street Cemetery. Mr. Ward had been an employe[e] of the Enos, Hill & Co. machine shops for 32 years.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, May 06, 1899
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Ward, Julia [Rose]

Mrs. Julia Ward Dies Wednesday Evening
Succumbs to Stroke of Paralysis. Funeral Saturday
     Mrs. Julia Rose Ward, widow of John P. Ward, died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daisy Barker. Mrs. Ward suffered a stroke Monday from which she had rallied nicely but a second one Wednesday evening brought death instantly.
     She was born near Yellowtown, 67 years ago, the daughter of Eli and Massie Rose, the oldest of fourteen children, seven of whom are living. She is survived by one son, Richard Ward, Marietta; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Waggoner, Lima, and Mrs. Barker with whom she lived, four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. J. T. Livesay, Mrs. L. A. Evy, Bert, Charles and John Rose of this city, Mrs. Laura Earwood, Nebraska, and Mrs. Ada Hess, of Columbus.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mrs. Barkers home on 2nd Ave., Rev. A. H. Beardsley, officiating and interment will be in Pine St. Cemetery in charge of Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 12, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, Marion O.

M.O. Ward Dead
     M.O. Ward died at his home at Charleston, WV, at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 1918, at the age of 69, after an illness for some time with heart trouble and complications.
     Mr. Ward resided here for a number of years and had many friends who will be sorry to hear of his death. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. E.P. Mullineux of this city, Fred, Harley and Sam of Charleston and Eugene of Seattle, WA.
     The remains will be brought to Point Pleasant Wednesday for interment.

[Note: Death Certificate...Marion O. Ward born 1849 Mason County, WV; died Feb. 4, 1918 Charleston, WV. Married....Engineer. Parents: M.W. Ward and Sarah Sebrell. Cause of death tuberculosis. Burial Lone Oak Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb 5, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Ward, Patty C.

     Died at the residence of Wm. C. Hayward, on Saturday morning, Aug. 2d, Mrs. Patty C. Ward, sister of Mr. Solomon Hayward, aged 75 years, 3 months, 16 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 14, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Ward, Pina [Johnson]

     GALLIPOLIS - Pina Johnson Ward, 101, Gallipolis, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000 in Mountain Manner Nursing Home, Paintsville, Ky. Born Dec. 19, 1898 in Ashland, Ky., daughter of the late Joseph and Julie Hatfield Johnson, she was a homemaker, and a member of Fair Haven Methodist Church in Kanauga. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Byron Ward, in October, 1971; and by three brothers and five sisters. Surviving are a sister, Ollie Rigsby of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the chapel on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 18, 2000
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, Rebecca

     Died, in this city, on Sunday last, of consumption, Mrs. Rebecca Ward, wife of Mr. Joseph M. Ward, in the 50th year of her age. Charleston (W. Va.) papers please copy.

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


Ward, Sarah [Colwell]

     The body of Mrs. Sylvia Colwell Ward, who died Thursday night at her home in Columbus from apoplexy was brought to Vinton Sunday for funeral and burial. Mrs. Ward, who was born near Vinton, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Colwell, and was 53 years old. Of a family of ten children but one now survives, a brother, John M. Colwell, of Vinton.

[Note: 12/30/1874 - 8/25/1927 - Age 52 yrs.,7 mos., 26 das. D/O Jacob & Lucy A. Kelley Colwell and Wife of Charles M. Ward per Death Certificate]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 29, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, Susie Marie

Death of Marie Ward
     Miss Marie Ward, daughter of Wren Ward of Eno, died late Tuesday afternoon of tuberculosis, after an illness of perhaps two years. She was a sister of Carl Ward of Co. F and an estimable young lady, whose protracted and hopeless illness saddened the whole community in which she lived. The funeral was held at Morgan Center at 10 o’clock today.

[Note: Marie Ward’s death certificate states her birth date as March 8, 1899, and her cause of death as pulmonary tuberculosis. She was buried Oct. 11, 1917, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Vinton.]

Unknown newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Ward, Theron

Soldier Boy Dies at Camp Sherman
     Theron Ward one of Uncle Sam's selects died at Camp Sherman last week from acute indigestion. Young Ward was a graduate of the Pomeroy High School being a member of the class of 1906 and was a former resident of Langsville where he had many friends. After leaving school he taught several years ad was principal of a school at Canton, Ohio, when he entered military service.
     He is survived by his mother and one sister The remains were taken to the home of his mother at Kyger, the funeral services being held Friday at Wesley Chapel.

[Note: Born: March 14, 1887; died Aug. 14, 1918. Buried at VanZant Cemetery in Cheshire Township)

Gallipolis Paper
August 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Ward, Wilbur Earl

Rural Mail Carrier Dies In Cheshire
     Wilbur Earl Ward, 63, a resident of Cheshire, died suddenly at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Cheshire post office where he had been a rural carrier for 40 years. He had just returned from his route when he became ill and expired before an ambulance could be summoned. Mr. Ward was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, National Rural Mail Carriers Association and Meigs Beegle Club.
     He was born July 29, 1900, in Cheshire twp., near the Meigs line, the son of the late Frank Ward, and Lola Baker Ward, who survives and lives in Pomeroy. He was one of three children and is survived by a brother, Harold Ward of Langsville. A brother, Dewey, preceded him in death. His marriage to the former Ada Ride, took place in Gallipolis Nov. 29, 1923. She survives and is the operator of a Gallipolis beauty parlor. A surviving son is Wilber Earl Ward, Jr., of Wellston.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Wesley Bennett will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 2, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Ward, William

Of Chambersburn Dies As Result Of Accident
     William D. Ward, of Chambersburg, who last Saturday fell from the top of a casing at Dam 26, a distance of 24 feet, died Tuesday morning of cerebral hemorrhage due to the injuries received. He was 51 years, 3 months and 4 days old and was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his wife and four children, William A., Ira and Harry of Chambersburg, and Mrs. W. C. Caldwell of Apple Grove. Mr. Ward was a good industrious man, was a member of the Christian church. He was also a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and K. of G.E. He will be buried under the auspices of both lodges.
     The funeral Services will be held at Swan Creek M. E. church Thursday morning conducted by Rev. Ira Sheets. Burial by Wetherholt.

[Note: dates on stone in Swan Creek Cemetery, Ohio Twp., 1860-1911]

Gallipolis newspaper
1911
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


Ward, William W. Sr.

     Mr. Wm. W. Ward, sr., of this city, died at his daughter’s home, in Rock Castle, W. Va., of heart disease, on Tuesday last, aged sixty-six years. The remains were brought here and the funeral services held at the Methodist Church on Thursday morning. Mr. Ward was a well known steamboat engineer, and had been engaged in that vocation nearly all his life.

Gallia Bulletin
Tuesday, October 23, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Warden, Corbert

Death of Corbert Warden
     Corbert Warden, son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Warden, died Tuesday March 7 at 3:15 p.m. of pneumonia. The funeral services were held Wednesday evening by Rev. Cartmill. Thursday the body was taken to Bladensburg and the burial took place at Bethel Cemetery.

[Note: from stone: July 17, 1898-March 7, 1911.....Death Certificate: Born: July 17, 1894; Died March 7, 1911...16 years, 7 months and 20 days of age. Parents: Richard Warden and Hattie V. Trowbridge]

Gallipolis Journal
Wed. March 15, 1911
Vol. 93; No 78
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Warden Lewis

     GALLIPOLIS - J. Warden Lewis, 79, of 985 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. He had been in failing health the past year and in serious condition two weeks. Mr. Lewis, a retired pharmacist at the Gallipolis Clinic, was born February 12, 1893, in Harrison Twp, a son of the late George Sylvester and Hannah Thornton Lewis.
     Mr. Lewis graduated from the Gallipolis Schools, and was a graduate of the Queen City College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati. He was employed by the C.D. Kerr Drug Company of Gallipolis a number of years, he later became owner of the firm. In 1949, he joined the staff at the Gallipolis Clinc, then
located on State Street.
     Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife Jessie Wetherholt Lewis, whom he married here on July 14, 1916; a son Tom Lewis, Belpre; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Varnie) Rice, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Sidney
(Susie) Kershner, Bethesda. Md. One brother preceded him in death. He spent most of his life in Gallia County. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge.
     Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Hawk and Rev. Ralph Scott officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7-9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations toward the Gallia County Emergency Squad, in care of Bill Mitchell, Chairman.

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