Gallia County OGS Logo

    gallia county newspaper obituaries

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

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Cap   Car-Cav  

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

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

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

R-Rich
  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi  

Smo-Stor
   Stou-Sy   T   U   V   W-Wau   We-Wilh   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, 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


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


Wade, Albert A.

Albert Wade
     Albert A. Wade, 79, of Delaware, died Monday in Marysville, having been in failing health for the past several months. Born October 1902, son of the late Frank and Ada Mossman Wade, he taught for many years at Bidwell-Porter Elementary School and in the Monroe and Delaware county school districts. He also attended Bellpoint Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Masons.
     Surviving is his wife, Marie Clark Wade; two sons, Francis of Delaware and Brian of Marysville; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Carol) Riemenscheider of Westerville; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Milo of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Lucille Wade of Charlotte, N.C.; and several cousins in Gallia County. A son, daughter and sister also preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Delaware, with burial to follow in Delaware Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Bennett-Brown Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Masonic services will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday 05 May 1982
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                            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


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, 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, 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, Cinda

Mrs. Walker, Vinton, Dies At 98 Years
     Mrs. Cinda Walker, 98, Vinton, died Thursday.  She was born in Kentucky on Feb. 3, 1870, daughter of the late Joel and Lizzy Daniels.  She had resided in the Vinton community since 1922.
She married Zechariah Walker.  He preceded her in death in 1950.
     Children surviving are Dewey Walker, Vinton; Mrs. Maude Daniels, Beckley, and Claude Walker, Fairdale, W. Va.  Three children preceded her in death.  Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Pearl Hurst, Ravenswood; Mrs. Josie Smith and Elizabeth Petrie, both of Glendale, W. Va.  Eleven grand and 14 great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday at the Vinton Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. Gerald Brown.  Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 20, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Jessie Lee

Miss Walker is Claimed in Columbus
     Miss Jessie Lee Walker died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodland Manor Rest Home, Columbus. She had been in Franklin County since April. Miss Walker was born at Cora, Sept.4, 1886, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Jones Walker and spent most of her life in Gallia County working as a practical nurse. She was a lifetime member of the Cora Methodist church, and never married.
     Survivors are four brothers. David J., Coal Grove; James, Thurman; Jackson T., Cora; Leonard, Indianapolis, Indiana. Three sisters preceded her in death one being Mrs. Harry Kent who died in California this spring.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Miller's Home for Funerals, with Rev. Charles Hill officiating, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon.

Gallipolis Tribune
1961
Transcribed by J. Farley

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, 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, 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, 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, Fred

Fred Walter, Gallia Native, Dies Wednesday
     Fred Walter, 68, a native of Gallia county and a resident of Pataskala, died at 9 p. m. Wednesday in Riverside Methodist hospital, Columbus.
     Mr. Walter was a veteran of World War I, and had been a farmer and merchant. He was born on Lincoln Ridge, the son of the late Joseph B. and Alice Williams Walter. Two sisters who survive are Mrs. Ena Cooper of Grape St., and Mrs. Mae Neal of Springfield. Mrs. William Menshouse of Gallipolis is a niece.
     Mr. Walter married the former Lucy Hattie, who survives, along with four daughters and two sons, Alice, Marguerite, Kathryn, Anna Lee, Frederick and James, all of Columbus. 
     Services will be held in Columbus at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Cooke Funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 16, 1942
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Walter, Helen Francis [Beck]

Helen F. Walter
     Helen F. Walter, 79, formerly of Route 1 Northup, died Tuesday at Heathergreen Nursing Home in Xenia, Ohio. She was retired from Gallipolis Developmental Center. Born Aug. 26, 1910 in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late John Beck and Ellen Jones Beck.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Walter on Feb. 13, 1989. Surviving are a son, George Walter of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carrie Myers of Lancaster, Ohio and Esta Snodgrass and Hazel Wilcoxen, both of Gallipolis.
     She was a member of Lincoln Ridge Methodist Church and Eastern Star 283 Gallipolis. Services will be conducted Saturday, 1 p.m., Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday 24 Jan 1990
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


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, Paul Hillis

Paul H. Walter
     Paul H. Walter, 80, formerly of Rt. 1, Northup, died Monday at Heathergreen Nursing Home in Xenia, Ohio.  He retired from Gallipolis State Institute. Born Jan. 26, 1909 in Gallia County, he was a son of the late Charles and Viola Boster Walter.
     Surviving are his wife, Helen Beck Walter; one son, George Walter of Dayton; four grandchildren; one brother, Neil Walter of San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
A lifelong resident of Gallia County, he was a member of Lincoln Ridge Methodist Church, past master of Patriot Lodge 496 F&AM, Gallipolis Chapter Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine of Columbus, and Gallipolis Shrine Club.
     Graveside services will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, 10 a.m. on Thursday, the Rev. Robert Colvin officiating.
 Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Masonic services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday by Patriot Masonic Lodge 496. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital, in care of the Gallipolis Shrine Club, Harry Burnett president, P.O. Box 427, Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631. Pallbearers will be Gallipolis Shrine Club members.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday 14 Feb 1989
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


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


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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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


Waren, Lelia Ellen

     WAREN - On the 28th of November, 1881, in Ohio Township, of dropsy, Lelia Ellen , infant daughter of Marion L. and Emily F. Waren, aged 1 year, 9 months and 2 days.
     The funeral was preached by Elder J. E. Caldwell, to a large congregation of relatives and friends, at Providence Church. The words of the text were "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God." After service we followed the little corpse to the grave, its last resting place, in Providence burying ground, there to await the sound of the awakening trumpet on the resurrection morn. O, how hard it is for Pa and Ma to give up their loved one, but our Heavenly Father knows best, and we should submit to His holy will. This dear little infant was too pure to dwell on earth, so our Heavenly Father took it to live with Him in Heaven, where pain and sorrow is felt and feared no more. Then, father and mother, weep no more for little Lelia, for she is at rest with the angels in Heaven. Remember, that our Saviour said, Suffer the little ones to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Though you cannot call your little babe back, you can go to it. David said, with reference to his child, He shall not return to me, but I can go to him. Then give up little Lelia, Remember, the Lord gave and the Lord taketh away, and blessed be the name of the Lord.

We loved this tender little one,
And would have wished its stay,
But let our Father's will be done,
It shines in endless day.

                       Mercerville, O. A.Clark

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 9, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Warneke, Neva [Lee]

     Mrs. Neva Lee Warneke, 78, Rt. 2, Patriot, died 9:30 p.m. Monday at her home. She was born Aug. 17, 1897, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Wilson and Anna Wright Lee. She married Chester Warneke in 1949. He preceded her in death.
     She was a retired school teacher, having taught 45 years. She was a member of the Thurman Methodist Church and a member of several teacher associations. She graduated from Rio Grande College and Ohio University. She received her master’s degree in education at Ohio University.
     Three sisters survive: Mrs. Louis Evans, Columbus; Mrs. Alma Dryer, Oregon; Mrs. Elsie Mace, Akron; one brother, Chester Lee, Oklahoma.
     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 8, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Warner, Augustus

Augustus Warner Dies Early Monday
Native of Gallia County Succumbs at Home
    The death of Augustus F. Warner, aged 75 years, occurred early Monday morning at the family home on Sharon avenue, after a brief illness. Mr. Warner was a native of Gallia county but lived in Zanesville for many years. Surviving are five children: Mrs. James Dowell of South Side, West Virginia; Mrs. Charles Fielders, of New Holland; Mrs. John L. Tilton, of this city; Mrs. Harry Jeffries of Quincy, West Virginia; Otis Warner, of Ashley; one step-son, Charles Birchard, of Newark; one step-daughter, Mrs. Forrest Hurdman of West Virginia. Ten grandchildren also survive. His wife and three children preceded him in death. Dean company in charge.

The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
August 19, 1930
Submitted by Teresa Herrmann                                                                   
Top of Page


Warner, Emily [Carter] Ripley

Mrs. Emily Warner, Aged Lady Dead
     Mrs. Emily Warner passed away Tuesday evening, June 26, 1923 at 9:20 o’clock after a lingering illness at the home of her niece, Mrs. Wm. H. Belcher on lower First Avenue, Mrs. Warner suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago and has been in a helpless condition since.
     She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Carter of Patriot and leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Charles Carter of Patriot, two sisters, Mrs. E. W. Ecker and Mrs. Ella Wagner of San Diego, Cal.
Mrs. Warner was first married to Harvey Ripley of Patriot who died about fifteen years ago and later married Rev. J. C. Warner a U. B. minister of Huntington, W. Va., and later moving to Charleston, W. Va., where Rev. Warner died some five years ago. Since that time Mrs. Warner has resided in Gallipolis.
     After removing to this city Mrs. Warner united with the First Baptist Church of which she was a devout and worthy member until death. She was a woman held in the highest esteem by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Belcher Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. R. W. Peirce. Interment at Mound Hill cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger, funeral directors.

[Note: Buried as Emily Ripley]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 27, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Warren, Alice [Porter]

Mrs. S. Warren Died Last Night At Poplar Ridge
Rites Set For 2 Saturday At Bethel [Ohio Twp.]
     Mrs. Stanley (Alice Porter) Warren, 48, who won regional fame February 23, 1944, when she cornered a fox in her hen house on Poplar Ridge and killed it with a three-foot board, died at her home, Cheshire, Route 1, Thursday night at 11:30 o'clock after a short illness of complications.
     Born May 14, 1898, in Crown City to Catherine Robinson Porter and the late William Porter, decedent is survived by her mother, who lives in Gallipolis; her husband; five children, Raymond in the United States Army; Ralph, Ruth, Roy, and Rena, at home (two children preceded her in death); a brother, William Porter Jr., Gallipolis; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Phillips, Clay Center, O; Mrs. Jessie Church, Bellaire; Mrs. Margaret Lewis,, Bladen (two sisters died before her).
     Funeral services will beheld Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be made in Bethel Cemetery by F.L. Stevers, Mercerville.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 24, 1946
Gallipolis,Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Warren, Rev. Andrew Jackson

     The funeral at Mercerville Sunday of Rev. A. J. Warren, who died May 27, 1896, was largely attended, the house being crowded to its utmost capacity. Elder Warren was regarded as one of the best text preachers of his day. He was licensed to preach in 1842, and was pastor of several churches in W. Va., and nearly all the Baptist churches in the Gallia association.
     Rev. John M. Kelley, of Ironton, a co-worker in the ministry with him, delivered the funeral sermon, choosing as his text Acts. 24:10. Rev. John M. Kelley is over 80 years old and his long frosty beard and hair and his tottering form reminded the hearers of one of the patriarchs of old, and led them to believe that he would soon join his life long friend on the other side.

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


Warren, Charles B.

Paralysis Caused Death
     Mr. Charles B. Warren, a justice of the peace of Ohio Township, died at his home near Bladen Friday evening, June 12, following a stroke of paralysis suffered several days ago.
     Funeral services were held at Centenary church Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. L. Porter, interment.        
     Mr. Warren was born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia 78 years ago, and was the son of Rev. A. J. and Mary McCoy Warren. He is survived by his wife and five daughters.

Sowing the Seed.
Not a word we say falls fruitless,
Not a deed we do decays,
Every thought and word and action
Will be found in future days.
Grant then, Lord of all the harvest,
That the seeds we daily sow
May refresh the hearts of others,
Spreading blessing as they go.

[Note: We feel this should be Clark B. 1846-1925]

Gallipolis paper
June 12
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Warren, Charles B.

C. B. Warren Dead
Charles B. Warren, age 78, a justice of the peace of Ohio Township passed away at his home near Bladen Friday evening as a result of paralysis. He leaves a wife and five daughters. He was born in Greenbrier county West Virginia; the son of the late Rev. A. J. and Mary McCoy Warren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Centenary M. E. church conducted by Rev. J. L. Porter, interment following in the cemetery there by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, June 13, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Warren, Mrs. Elder A. J.

Dropped Dead
Mrs. Elder A.J. Warren
     Mrs. Elder A.J. Warren of Guyan Township, a very old lady, dropped dead Friday afternoon at her granddaughter's, Mrs. Vesta Sheets; the folks were out at the time. Her husband has been dead for several years. She left several married children; some of them in Lawrence County and some out in the West. She was a fine old lady.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Warren, Ellen [Long]

Obituary
In Tender remembrance of a noble pioneer woman.
     Ellen Long Warren, daughter of Anderson and Nancy McGate Long, who was born May 10, 1851 and departed this life March 6, 1948, aged 96 years, 9 months and 26 days.
     She was united in marriage to Clark Warren, December 5, 1867 and to this union were born one son and 5 daughters. The son, John E. departed this life several years ago and also the oldest daughter Maggie Clark.
     Almost a quarter of a century ago the father passed to the great beyond leaving four daughters to mourn the passing of the Mother, the girls are the twins, Ota and Ola, Mrs. Golda Glover of Chicago and Katie Gothard at home who has tenderly cared for her mother for 15 years.
     There are also 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren besides a host of nieces, nephews and relatives of both the Long and Warren families. Also many neighbors and friends.
     Aunt Ellen's life story is one of unusual interest for she was born in those rude, but good old times and she has seen many changes in life and living. Some of the happenings were sad, others were glad but she possessed that rare ability to be brave, happy, no matter what came along. With her hardy pioneer spirit she was soon the master of all situations.
     When she was but 2 years old her mother called her three daughters, Eliza, Margaret and Ellen, to her dying bed and gave to each a shiny 50 cent piece. And today in her home there is a large old Bible purchased with Ellen's 50 cent. When she was only 9 death entered the home and the girls lost their father and were put under a guardian and for some time Ellen made her home with a Priestly who lived at that time at what we called the old Walker place on Route 7.
     One of the events while there she was taking water to the men in the fields. she heard the clatter of horses hoofs and a bunch of Gray clad horsemen rode into view with sabers clanking and glittering in the sun. These were a small company of Morgan's men. She hid till they passed on.
When she became a bride she and her husband bought a farm back of Bladen and she lived there till age, ill health and inconvenient to be reached in winter forced her to leave.
     But even then she took in the whole situation and realizing it was best seemed to not grieve. Yet she loved that place for it was here what she and her sons...[next few lines are missing] even work far into the night, for there were stockings and mittens or gloves to knit. Garments for all even the boys must be made many were sewed by hand and the cellar must be filled for food for the winter months.
     But her little family were always warm, well fed, well clothed and happy and as an extra measure they all had a rare sense of humor and could see the pleasant side of almost any situation.
Aunt Ellen wasn't slow in making her decisions and carrying them out and it was almost uncanny how near she came to being right in her decisions.
     But in the labor of every day living and caring for her loved ones she did not forget there was a future that must be met and that one day we must all die and after that the judgement and almost 60 years ago she was converted and united with the Providence Baptist Church and followed the example of her Savior and was buried with him in baptism and though deprived of attending church she kept the faith and surely she must have pleased her maker along life's pathway for did he not say, "With long life, I will bless thee."

No, not cold beneath the grasses,
Not closed-walled within the tomb
Rather in my father's mansion
Living in another room.
Shall I doubt my Father's mercy
Shall I think of death as doom
Or the stepping o'er the threshold
To a bigger, better, brighter room.
Shall I blame my Father's wisdom
Shall I sit enswathed in gloom
When I know my mother is happy
Waiting in another room?

[Note from Stone: Centenery Cemetery]

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


Warren, Laura C.

Mrs. Warren, 78, Claimed
     Mrs. Laura C. Warren, 78, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, at the home of a son, Russell, at Swan Creek (Route 2, Crown City). She had been in failing health for several years and had been seriously ill for the past year.
     She was born in this county on Sept. 3, 1882, the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary McCaffrey Cornell. Her marriage to Bert Warren took place on Dec. 27, 1900 and he preceded her in death in 1934.
     Three sons surviving are Homer of Gallipolis; Oscar of Springfield and Russell of Crown City. There are 16 grandchildren. A sister, Isabel Cornell of Ironton also survives. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. [Note: Martha Cornell, died as teenager, Sarah Elizabeth Cornell Kelley, Mary Ida Cornell Kitts and Charles Sanford Cornell, all of Ironton.]
     Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Big Four Church. Rev. Webb Swain will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Burial June 20, 1961, Big Four Cemetery, Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
[Front Page, Monday June 19, 1961]
Transcribed and Submitted by F.K. Brown (my great aunt)


Warren, Levenia A. [Clark]

Death of Mrs. John L. Warren
            Mrs. John L. Warren, a former Mercerville lady, died Monday at 3 p.m. at Huntington after a lingering illness.  She is the aunt of Messrs. A. J. and P. W. Sheets of this city and has many friends here who will be deeply grieved at her death as she was an excellent lady.
            She will be buried at Mercerville, the funeral cortage arriving Wednesday morning via Pt. Pleasant, interment following at the Mercerville cemetery in the afternoon in charge of Wetherholt.

[Note: 9-15-1851 / 1-4-1915]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, January 5, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Warren, Nancy Ellen [Long]

OBITUARY

In Tender remembrance of a noble pioneer woman
     Ellen Long Warren, Daughter of Anderson and Nancy McGate Long who was born May 10, 1851 and departed this life March 6, 1948 aged 96 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Clark Warren, December 5, 1867 and to this union were born one son and 5 daughters. The son John E., departed this life several years ago and also the oldest daughter Maggie Clark.
     Almost a quarter of a century ago the father passed to the great beyond leaving four daughters to mourn the passing of the Mother, the girls are the twins, Ota and Ola, Mrs. Golda Glover of Chicago and Katie Gothard at home who has tenderly cared for her mother for 15 years.
     There are also 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren besides a host of nieces, nephews and relatives of both the Long and Warren families. Also many neighbors and friends.
Aunt Ellen’s life story is one of unusual interest for she was born in those rude but good old times and she has seen many changes in life and living. Some of the happenings were sad others were glad but she possessed that rare ability to be brave, happy, no matter what came along. With her hardy pioneer spirit she was soon the master of all situations.
     When she was but 2 years old her mother called her three daughters, Eliza, Margaret and Ellen, to her dying bed and gave to each a shiny 50c piece. And today in her home there is a large old Bible purchased with Ellen’s 50c. When she was only 9 death entered the home and the girls lost their father and were put under a guardian and for some time Ellen made her home with a Priestly who lived at that time at what we called the old Walker place on Route 7.
     One of events while there she was taking water to the men in the fields. She heard the clatter of horses hoofs and a bunch of Gray clad horseman rode into view with sabers clanking and glittering in the sun. These were a small company of Morgan’s men. She hid till they passed on.
     When she became a bride she and her husband bought a farm back of Bladen and she lived there till age, ill health, and inconvenient to be reached in winter forced her to leave. But even then she took in the whole situation and realizing it was best seemed to not grieve. Yet she loved that place for it was here what [sic] she and her companion had raised their little family. And only those who have the weight of many years upon their shoulders know just what that meant.
     [Missing text] canny how near she came to being right in her decisions. But in the labor of every day living and caring for her loved ones she did not forget there was a future that must be met and that one day we must all die and after that the judgement and almost 60 years ago she was converted and united with the Providence Baptist church and followed the example of her Savior and was buried with him in baptism and though deprived of at[t]ending church she kept the faith and surely she must have pleased her maker along life’s pathway for did he not say, “With long life I will bless thee”.

No, not cold beneath the grasses,
Not close-walled within the tomb
Rather in my father’s mansion
Living in another room.
Shall I doubt my Father’s mercy
Shall I think of death as doom
Or the stepping o’er the threshold
To a bigger, better, brighter room.
Shall I blame my Father’s wisdom
Shall I sit enswathed in gloom
When I know my mother is happy
Waiting in another room?

Unknown Newspaper
About Saturday March 6, 1948

Warren, Nancy Ellen [Long]

Third Oldest In County Is Claimed 
      Mrs. Nancy Ellen Warren, widow of Clark Warren, died at her home in Eureka a 2:30 p. m. Saturday.
 She would have been 97 in May and the other day, in a mention of her serious illness, The Tribune said she was the third oldest person in the county.
      Funeral is being held at Centenary this afternoon.  Burial there by C. R. Halley.  Mrs. Warren is survived by four daughters Katie Gothard, at whose home she died; Goldia Grover, Mrs. Otis Taylor and Miss Ola Warren.

[Note: 1851-1948]

Unknown Newspaper
About Saturday Mar 6, 1948
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Warren, Newton A.

Newton A. Warren Dies
(By W. A. Lanier)
     Mr. Newton A. Warren, past 61 years of age, died at his home in Athalia early Sunday morning, Aug. 6, 1933, after an illness of five or six weeks.
He was first stricken with paralysis, after which heart trouble developed and he was soon beyond the reach of medical skill.
     Mr. Warren was born in the neighborhood back of Bladen and spent most of his life in that community. He was a son of the late Marion and Elily [sic] (Clark) Warren, and was married to Effie Layne, daughter of Lewis Lane of Ohio township, in 1800. He was the father of eight children, two of whom died early in life. The children now living are five boys, Stanley of Bladen, Harold, Loren, Myrl and Roy at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Scott of Huntington.
     At the time of his death Mr. Warren was a member of the M. E. church in Gallipolis. He was a farmer by occupation and was known as an honest, upright and useful citizen in his community.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday evening at Bethel church in Ohio township with Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Coleman Halley in charge.

Unknown Newspaper
About Sunday August 6, 1933
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Warren, Oscar Berton

O.B. Warren Dies
     Oscar Berton Warren, 57, died at his home on Swan Creek Saturday, July 14. Married in 1900 to Laura Cornell, they have three sons, Homer, Oscar and Russell Warren, all of near Crown City.
Funeral services were Monday at Big Four church by Rev. E.V. Cremeens.

Gallipolis paper
July 1934
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                  Top of Page


Warrick, John

     Died, at the residence of his father, in Gallipolis, March 12, 1863, John Warrick, last child and only son of H. H. and Amelia Jones, in the 22nd year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Warth, Julia A.

Death of Julia A. Warth
     Miss Julia A. Warth, a former resident of this city, but for many years of Cincinnati, died in that city Friday evening, May 8th of paralysis. Her remains will arrive here on the B. & O. Sunday morning at 8:30 and be taken direct to the Pine Street cemetery, where short services will be held by Rev. F. E. Brininstool, when the interment by Hayward & Son will follow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday evening, May 9, 1903

    The body of Miss Julia V. [A] Warth, before mentioned, arrived Sunday morning on the 8:30 B. & O. train, by express. They were met here by Undertakers Hayward & Son and taken to their rooms where several relatives and friends viewed the remains, when they were taken to the Pine Street cemetery followed by quite a concourse.
      Rev. F. E. Brininstool held a burial service and she was laid to rest on the lot of her grandfather, Nathaniel Gates. The pall bearers were S. F. Neal, George D. McBride, A. R. Chase and Chas. Cadot.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 11, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Warth, Robert

     Word was received here Saturday that Robert Warth, well known here, had died suddenly in Anderson, Indiana, his home. Warth had unfortunately become a hard drinking man. At one time he was very proficient as a telegraph operator and in early life he was a man of good ability.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday, July 13, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Washington, Emma

Death of Mrs. Emma Washington
     Mrs. Emma Washington, one of the best known colored women of the city, died at her home at 11:30 p. m. Wednesday, Jan. 5th, 1921. She was the wife of William Washington and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Green Viney. Her death was due to a complication of diseases super induced by asthma. Funeral Director Hayward has charge of the remains and the funeral will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 6, 1921

     The funeral services of Mrs. Emma Washington, colored, will take place at Paint Creek Baptist Church Sunday, at 2 p.m., Rev. O. P. Wright officiating, assisted by Rev. I. V. Bright and Rev. Bass. Burial at Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 7, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Washington, Mary

Death
     Of Mary Washington, an ex-slave of the Nephew of George Washington and a Prominent Colored Woman of this City.
     Mary Washington, aged 97 years, died at her residence on Third Avenue Friday afternoon at three o’clock from infirmities incident to old age. Aunt Mary, as she was known to most everyone in this city, was a fine old colored lady who had helped raise a number of our prominent citizens and whose death will be deplored, though she was anxious to go to her last resting place. She was born way back in 1810 and for some time was the slave of Dr. Lawrence Washington of Winchester, Va., who finally released her from bondage and she came to this city and lived with the Pitrat family for a number of years. It was in the early 30’s that she arrived in this city and from that time until almost the time of her death she had been employed as a faithful and trusted servant of most of our prominent families, having been with the Pitrats’, Narets’, Millers’, Langleys’, Baers’, Henkings’, and numerous others. Aunt Mary was taken ill about a week ago and it was soon seen that she could not survive. Many of the children who she had nursed, when notified of the approaching end, were in attendance upon her and everything possible was done to make the final struggle as peaceful as possible.
     She was a faithful member of the A.M.E. Church and had been a Methodist for over fifty years. She requested that her funeral be held at the A.M.E. Church. To the last her memory was exceedingly active and her energy and wonderful memory for a person of that advanced age have been much commented upon. While in bondage she had two children, a son and a daughter, who were taken to Texas by Dr. Washington. The son alone survives as does another daughter, Ella Gray of this city, who was born after she was set free.
     The funeral services will be held at the A.M.E. church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. Simmons. Interment will be at Pine street cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Journal
Vol. XIII, N. 34 , Saturday February 9, 1907, Page 1
Contributed by Peggy Youngs


Washington, Maude

91 Year-Old Gallipolitan Dies Tuesday
     Maude Washington, 91, of 700 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died at her home Tuesday around 11:15 a.m. She was born in Gallipolis on Oct. 11, 1875, daughter of the late George and Victoria Qualls Washington.
     She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lillian C. Brown, Gallipolis, and two brothers, George Washington of Cleveland and Frank Washington of Gallipolis. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted under the direction of Rev. Elbert McGhee Friday at 2 p.m. from the residence. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home Thursday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 30, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Washington, Odetta

     Odetta Washington, two year old daughter of Lewis and Mattie Washington, died Wednesday and was buried by Hayward & Son at the Pine Street Cemetery today. Rev. Smith conducted the funeral services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Mar 17, 1899
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Washington, T R. Sr.

     Theodore R. (Duck) Washington, Sr., 74, who resided at 119 Pine St., Gallipolis, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. He had been in ill health for 1 1/2 years. Formerly employed at O-Kan Harbor, he also was an ex-employee of Holmes Florist.
     He was born May 4, 1904, in Gallipolis to Lewis and Hattie Wright Washington. Survivors include a daugher, Mrs. Connie Williams, Maracopa, Ariz.; two grandchildren; a sister, Miss Eulelia Washington, A
son, Theodore R. Washington, Jr., died July 16, 1963; four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of Paint creek Baptist Church.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with burial in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 12, 1979
Transcribed by J. Farley


Watkins, John P.

     Died, November 2, 1862, John P., son of Alvy H. and Lucy Watkins, aged two years and ten days. Johnny was the subject of much affliction, and bore his sufferings remarkably well for one of his age. But he has gone to that bright heaven where pain and death can never enter. S.R.D.

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


Watkins, Olive [Randolph]

Mrs. Olive Watkins
     Mrs. Olive Randolph Watkins was born in Gallia County, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1836, and died at Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1913, aged 77 years and 23 days. She was the daughter of James and Lettie Randolph. The family came here from Olean, N.J. in an early day, first settling at Gallipolis, afterward movng to a farm near Northup where they resided until the death of the parents.
     She was united in marriage with J. L. Watkins on June 7, 1853. To them were born four children. The surviving ones are Edward of Bidwell, Wm. D. of Delaware. Two, James and India, died after having reached adult years. In early life she united with the Springfield Baptist Church, sustaining that relation at the time of her death. Mrs. Watkins was the last member of her father's family to answer the summons from above. She stood waiting like the ripened grain for the sickle. Her trust in Jesus was steadfast and she passed peacefuly to rest.
     The funeral services were conducted at the Bidwell M. E. Church by Rev. R.R. Denney. Mrs. Taft of Columbus sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Six of her gandchildren acted as pall bearers, Wright of Indianapolis, Neal, James, Dean and Harry of Delaware and Dale of Bidwell. She was laid to rest in the Long cemetery by Undertaker Butler.

Gallia Times
Nov. 5, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Watson, Audrey Adele [Mooney]

OBITUARY
     Audrey Adele Watson, daughter of Lawrence and Martha Mooney, was born in Ohio Township, July 30, 1935 ad departed this life at the University Hospital in Columbus January 1, 1971, age thirty-five years, five months and one day.
     On Jan. 22, 1955 she was united in marriage to Bobby Watson by the Rev. Erman Peters and this union was blessed with three children, Timothy, age eleven years; Kimberly age five years and Michelle, age two weeks. Besides her parents her husband and her children, she leaves two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss, Anna, Mrs. Robert Ross of Gallipolis; Luella, Mrs. Lee Holcomb and Clarence both of Eureka Star Route, Gallipolis.    
     Audrey was a 1954 graduate of the Hannan Trace High School, a member of the Mt Zion Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star of Gallipolis.
     Although her occupation was a housewife and mother, she had worked at the Bell Telephone Company and at the Gallipolis State Institute. Her illness was serious from the beginning and all that medical science and loving hands could do was done, but God in His infinite wisdom saw fit to call her home to be with Him. And so with humble hearts we bow our heads and say "Thy will be done."

[Note: Buried Valley Memory Gardens, Green Township]

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


Watson, Charles Delmore

CHESHIRE
     Charles Delmore WATSON, aged 6 years, son of Mr. And Mrs. W. H. WATSON, died of brain fever, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1886. Funeral services were held by Rev. W. H. Gibbons at the M.E. Church, Wednesday, 2 PM.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, November 10, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann


Watson, Cornelius

     Died, in this city, at 8 o'clock P.M., on Saturday, the 9th inst., Mr. Cornelius Watson, aged 45 years 7 months and 5 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 28, 1861
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                          Top of Page


Watson, Elizabeth

Dies Of Paralysis
     Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, colored aged nearly 65, who had been making her home with W. M. Jenkins and family in Green Tp., died there Sunday night of paralysis. Burial today by Wetherholt, probably at Pine St.

[Note: Born in Abner Co., Va. 12/12/1845 - 3/21/1910 aged 64 yrs., 3 mos., 9 das. per Death cert.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 23, 1910
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Watson, Emma

     Died, at the residence of her parents, in Ohio township, Gallia county, Nov. 10th, 1873, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Emma, daughter of Hiram and Maria Watson, aged 13 years and 1 day. Emma was a member of the M. E. Church, and though called away early, even in the morning of life, with an illness of but few hours['] duration, yet the messenger of death found her ready. [. . .] Thus another of the family circle has been gathered into the garner, making the seventh that Brother and Sister Watson have been called upon to lay away in the grave. [. . .] S. B. Mathews

The Gallipolis Journal
November 20, 1873
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Watson, Hiram

     Capt. Hiram Watson a well known citizen of this county, residing at Swan Creek, died last Wednesday evening. He was seventy-six years of age and the cause of his death was inflammation of the stomach. He was sick about a week.
     The funeral services were held on Thursday and the burial was at the John Brown Graveyard.
Mr. Watson was married twice, his second wife, who survives him, having been a Miss Scott. He was a most excellent man and his death is deeply regretted.

[Note: Burial in Watson Cemetery in Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 28, 1894
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Watson, Leverett

     "A Sad, Sad, Death--Sunday Afternoon, while Leverett WATSON, oldest son of Henry Watson, was bathing with a companion in the river at Carl's coal landing, he became strangled and before help could rescue him he drowned; his body was secured in about ten minutes and all efforts to restore life proved fruitless; his age was about thirteen years; he was one of the best boys in this community; his politeness was proverbial. The family have the sincere sympathy of the vicinity. The funeral services were held at the M.E Church, Tuesday, at 11 O'clock a.m., Rev. W. H. Gibbons delivered the sermon.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 08, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                  Top of Page


Watson, Martha M. [Leslie]

Mrs. Henry Watson Dead
(Vinton Cor.)
     The many friends in and near Vinton will be deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Henry Watson at her home near Cheshire on Saturday evening, March 3, 1917, at 4:30 o’clock. Mrs. Watson had been critically ill for the past ten weeks and everything that loving hands could do to relieve her sufferings was done. Her sisters, Mrs. Alice Strausbaugh of Vinton and Mrs. Nellie Strausbaugh of Hartford, Conn., were with her in her last days and hours.
     Mrs. Watson will be remembered by many former residents of Vinton, this having been her girlhood home. She was a daughter of William and Sarah Leslie. She leaves her husband and two sons, Elmen and Eugene of Cheshire, three sisters, Mrs. Alice Strausbaugh of Vinton, Mrs. Nellie Strausbaugh of Hartford, Conn., and Mrs. Sarah C. Coy of Tacoma, Wash., and one brother, W. T. Leslie of near Vinton.
     Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Watson died in youth, Leverette and Delmore. She was laid to rest beside her sons in Gravel Hill cemetery Tuesday afternoon, following services by Rev. W. E. Tilton of the Vinton M. E. Church.

Gallia Times
March 7, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Watson, Nancy E.

In Memory
     Nancy Eleanor, youngest daughter of Henry and Louisa Thievenin Watson, was born near Addison, Oct. 31, 1857, and died at the home of her niece, Miss Ella Rothgeb May 23, 1938. One sister Mrs. - E. VanZant survives. A sister Mrs. H. G. Newport, died May 19, 18--, another Mrs. S. V.Rothgeb, died May 28, 1913. The father died Nov. 11, 1891 and the mother April 1904.
     On the mother's side she was a descendant of the French Five Hundred being the grand-daughter of Nicholas Thievenin, one of the first French settlers. Of a quiet retiring disposition, a great reader, those who knew her best loved her most. Can tongue speak higher eulogy?

In the family Bible was found this poem which had been marked as a favorite.

And when my feet have touched the shore, Let me not fear;
But have the thought still more and more That God is near.
Let me not fear the lifted sea, the chilling tide,
But feel that love is waiting me on The other side.
To feel the enrapturing presence there.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Watson, Sallie E.

     Mrs. Sallie E. Watson, a highly respected lady, passed away at her home on the Waugh Bottom, Saturday evening at nine oclock. She had been a great sufferer for a long time from heart trouble and dropsy. She was the widow of the late Hiram Watson and was reared near Clipper Mill, Her maiden name was Scott.
     In early womanhood she followed school teaching with good success and after her retirement from that profession, she took a great interest in educational affairs and was always ready to lend a hand in any kind of an undertaking that would uplift or elevate the character of the young people of her neighborhood.
     She was a great reader and a deep thinker and loved to talk over the events of the day with her associates.
     For several years she has lived alone at the old homestead, where the neighbors always had a kindly welcome and a cheery smile to greet them. During her illness she was kindly cared for by the people of the community and by whom she will be sadly missed.
     The funeral and burial occurred at Clay Chapel Tuesday.

[Note: Funeral home records state burial was in Swan Creek Cemetery in Ohio Township]

Gallipolis paper
Feb. 1920
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Watson, Samuel

    Died, on the 20th ult., in this county, Col. Samuel Watson, aged about 65 years.

[Note: buried in Watson Cemetery in Raccoon Township]

The Gallipolis Journal
October 5, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                          Top of Page


Watson, Sylvia [Barry]

OBITUARY OF SYLVIA BARRY WATSON
     Mrs. Sylvia Watson, 94, of Linville [sic], Ohio, died Thursday, April 24, 1986, in Bryant Health Care Center, Ironton, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Sunday at Schneider Funeral Home, Chesapeake, by Minister Richard Nicols. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, Gallia Co..
     She was born Jan. 18, 1892, in Gallia County, a daughter of the late John and Navada Moore Barry. She was a member of Linville [sic] Church of Christ. She was preceded in death, in 1954, by her husband, Edward Watson. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Jewell) Roach of Chillicothe; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Garnet Sheets, one stepson, Garrett Watson, both of Gallipolis; two brothers, Lawrence Barry of Aid and Arnold Barry of Proctorville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Donald (Leila) Martin of Frankfort, Kentucky., and Mrs. John (LaVersa) Motes of Chillicothe; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.      Friends may call from 6 to 9 P.M. Saturday at Schneider Funeral Home.

The Herald-Dispatch
Saturday, April 26, 1986, page A-9.
Contributed by Jeff Hayes Hiestzie76@aol.com


Watson, Wesley

     Died, in Addison township, at the residence of his father, Mr. Walter Watson, Wesley Watson, aged 25 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 7, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                          Top of Page


Watterson, Maria J.

Maria Watterson, 81, Died Thursday P.M.
     Mrs. Maria J. Watterson, 81, died shortly afternoon Thursday at the Holzer Hospital where she had been brought the night before in critical condition. Death was result of a bad heart and complications due to her advanced age.
     Mrs. Watterson was the widow of John A. Watterson and as the daughter of George Converston was born at Rodney. With the exception of a few years in her early married life which she spent in West Virginia Mrs. Watterson resided here her entire life time. For years the family home was in the block on lower Second avenue and she continued to live there long after her family had married into homes of their own, until with advancing years she went to be cared for by her children, dividing her time among them.
     She was the last of her family but leaves three daughters and two sons---Mrs. Byrd McKean, Gallipolis route, Mrs. Edith Holley of Glenwood, W. Va., Mrs. Grace Matthews of Crestline, Fred of McClure, Va. and William of Shadyside. She had many friends and was highly esteemed by all those who knew her.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of her grandson, William McKean, 534 Fourth avenue, Rev. H. H. Wilbur officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth May 29, 1854; date of death July 25, 1935; mother Mariah Gills. Her name is also spelled “Mariah” on the death certificate and Marta on the cemetery entry.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1935, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman file, Coverston-Womeldorff files, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Watts, Andrew

Death of Andrew Watts
     Squire Andrew Watts, of Springfield Township, aged about 91 years, who had not enjoyed good health for the past five years, died on Thursday night of last week at 8:00 o’clock.
     He was the son of the late David Watts, and was born in Greenbrier County, W. Va. He came to this county with his parents when quite young and settled in Walnut Township. He was married to Miss Martha G. Waddell, who died March 12, 1841. Three children blessed this union. He took for a second wife Miss Mary A. Thompson, and eight children was the result of this union. Six children survive him, two of his first marriage and four of the second, viz: Mrs. Sarah Scogin, of Texas, `Squire W. W. Watts, of Springfield Tp.; Mrs. Martha Ramsey and Mrs. James P. Hott, of this city; John E. Watts, living in Texas, and Chas. A. Watts, at home.
     He was a farmer by occupation, and had been a member of the M. E. Church for about 67 years. The funeral and burial took place at Mt. Zion last Sunday morning, Rev. J. F. Bell conducting the funeral and Wetherholt the burial.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, February 18, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Watts, David

Death of David Watts
     Mrs. James P. Hott received the intelligence Thursday, the 13th, that her brother David Watts, formerly of Springfield Township, but a resident of Delaware for the last eight or ten years, had died that afternoon at 5 o'clock, from a complication of trouble. Mr. Watts was a resident of this city for a few years before moving to Delaware, and was a most highly respected citizen, in the 50th year of his age. He was engaged in the book and stationery business at Delaware and was highly prosperous. He was the second son of Esquire Andrew Watts (now 87 years old) by his last marriage. He leaves a widow, the daughter of the late William Cherrington, and four sons and one daughter.
     His oldest son, William, is the President of the Richland, (Mich.) National Bank, and a most worthy citizen. The next son George, was in the bookstore with his father, while Charles has a branch store between Columbus and Delaware. Arthur, the other son, is a lad at home. His daughter, Miss Annette is also at home with her mother. Mr. Watts was a member of the M.E. Church since a very young man and led a correct and christian life. He was __ of P. and his burial will be conducted at the direction of that order at Delaware. He also leaves besides his aged parents, Mrs. Hott mentioned. Mrs. Wal__ Ramsey, and brothers William and John of Springfield Township and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Scogvill of Texas, and all of whom will sustain their loss an affectionate and be__ relative and the first bereavement in the family since they reached an adult age.

Gallipolis Journal
December 19, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Watts, Elizabeth

     Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, wife of Mr. Ross Watts, of Springfield Township, died Wednesday night at eight o’clock from chronic gastritis, with which disease she had been afflicted for sometime. Besides a husband, she leaves six children, all of adult age. Funeral and burial at Mt. Zion this afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. J. W. McCormick officiating.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 31, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Watts, Emma [Harrison]

Emma Watts Dies Sunday
     Mrs. Emma Watts, 68, of 652 First Ave., died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital. She had been a patient there for several weeks. She was a native of Harrison Twp., born July 3, 1896, the daughter of Frank and Caroline Canterberry Harrison. One of 10 children, she is survived by two sisters and a half-sister. Her sisters are Mrs. Minnie Irion of Rio Grande and Mrs. Clara Lewis of Columbus. The half-sister is Mrs. Lucinda Haberstitch of Garfield Ave.
     She was married to Everett Watts of Gallipolis in 1919 and he survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Louise) Long of Gallipolis and a son Luther Broyles of Gallipolis. A daughter died in infancy.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Howard G. Young of the First Baptist Church will officiate, and burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date of death (abt. 1964)
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Watts, James

     James Watts was born in Greenbrier county, W. Va., August 12, 1805, and died at his home, in Green Township, Gallia county, Ohio, August 2, 1885, where he had resided forty-nine years.
     He came to Gallia county in 1810 and has been identified with all of her interests during his eventful life. At the age of sixteen he joined the M. E. Church and was happily converted at a camp meeting held in Pocahontas county, Va. In all of his relations to the church of his choice as class leader, steward and private member he kept in view the prize at the end of the row, which he met with a degree of firmness that was consoling to his many friends, saying "he was ready and waiting and longed to be at rest and to join his numerous friends on the other shore."
     In 1830 he was married to Miss Margaret Waddell, daughter of the Rev. James Waddell, who passed away in holy triumph in 1858. They were the parents of thirteen children, six of whom have passed on before. August 25(?), 1861, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Mes[...]s[...]man. She with their three children are left lonely at the old homestead to await the call of the Master. May they be ready.
     For sixty-four years he has ever been ready with his means to support the church of his choice. Only a few days before his death he was inquiring of some of the members of his class if his pastor had been paid in full. For nearly seven months he has been confined in his room patiently waiting the Master's call. A large congregation gathered at his home and after divine services conveyed all that was earthly to the sacred place where so many of his neighbors and friends lie to await the trump of God. M D VAUGHN.
(Jackson Standard please copy.)

[Note: Buried in Hulbert Cemetery in Green Township]

Gallipolis Journal
August 12, 1885
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                 Top of Page


Watts, Mary

Miss Mary Watts Died At 11:15 A.M., Rites 2:30 Sunday
     Miss Mary Watts, oldest of the three sisters living together at 617 Third Ave., died there at 11:15 a.m. She had been in poor health a long time, a sufferer from a nervous disorder, but bedfast only since last Friday. The body was removed to Miller’s Home for Funerals. Miss Watts was a most estimable Christian woman, a member of Grace Methodist Church, and beloved by her kinfolk, neighbors and other friends.
     It was announced this afternoon that the funeral will be held at the church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. Burial at Mt. Zion by Miller. The pall bearers were selected from her nephews: A. P., Horace, Homer, Merrill, Ross and Cassius Kerr.
     Miss Watts was the oldest daughter of Ross S. and Elizabeth Cherrington Watts. She was born in Springfield Twp., but had lived at the Third Ave. address for 40 years with her sisters, Misses Millie and Artie Watts. Another sister is Mrs. Martha Watts of Red Wing, Minn. Three brothers, William, Jefferson and Frank preceded her in death.
     Miss Watts’s father, Ross S. Watts, was born in 1828 in Greenbrier County, Va., and came to this county in 1852 with his parents, John and Isabelle Waddell Watts. Mrs. Watts was a daughter of Jefferson and Mary Hank Cherrington and was born in 1837.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 20, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Watts, Mary Ann

Death of Mrs. Watts
     Mrs. Mary Ann Watts, the venerable widow of the late Hon. Andrew Watts, of Springfield township, died at her old home place last evening October 8, 1903, in the 85th year of her age. The exact time of her funeral services cannot be stated until the arrival of her daughter, Mrs. James Hott, but Rev. John W. McCormick will conduct her funeral services and the burial will be at Mt. Zion, by Undertaker Glassburn.
     Mrs. Watts was one of the Daughters of Israel. She had belonged to the Methodist Church from girlhood and was an active member and a woman dearly beloved by all who knew her for her christian virtues.
     Her venerable husband preceded her to the better land nearly four years ago. She was his second wife but was married when young, her husband being in the nineties when he died. She left four living children and four dead. Those surviving are Mrs. Martha Ramsey, Mrs. Miriam Hott, of Columbus, John A. Watts of Beaumont, Texas, and Mr. W. Olney Thompson, of Rodney. May the memory of this truly good woman live in the hearts of all for all coming time.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct 9, 1903
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Watts, Mary Maxon [James]

Widow of W.W. Watts Passes Saturday Morn
Dies Peacefully at Age of 87, Funeral Will be Held Monday
     Sleeping peacefully as she had lived, Mary Maxon Watts, widow of the late Squire W.w. Watts, passed away at her home on Third avenue Saturday morning at age of 87 from the infirmities accompanying her advanced years. No change in her health had been noted during the last few days, and although she had been steadily weakening for months, it was a shock to those surviving when her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Mossman, found that she had just died when she went to her room this morning.
     Mrs. Watts was born on the old Stone place Nov. 4, 1840, the daughter of Jacob and Martha James. She was united in marriage Oct. 18, 1859, with William Waddell Watts, whose death came only six years ago. Save for a few years spent in the west she had lived all of her long life in Gallia county.
     She was the mother of ten children of whom the following survive: Mrs. E.D. Ebright, Lyons, Kans.; Mrs. G.L. Brown, Chillicothe; Andrew Watts, Gallipolis Route 1; Mrs. W.W. Stiles, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. James Mossman and Mrs. Elias Wetherholt, this city; and Mrs. H.C. Fulton, Lyons, Kans.; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. A.H. Beardsley, with burial following at Mt. Zion by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 1, 1928
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Watts, Morgan

Death of Morgan Watts
     Morgan Watts of Grape St. this city died Monday morning at 10 o'clock of the infirmities due to old age and from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He was in his 80th year and was a fine old gentleman. He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Julia Martin, a daughter of the late Capt. Wm. Martin of this city and by two sons, Charles of the Watts, Ritter Co. and Ernest an attorney, both of Huntington and one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Dawson of Middleport.
     The funeral services were held at the residence at 10 o'clock this morning conducted by Rev. A. P. Cherrington. Burial at Middleport by Wetherholt.

[Note: Listed on cemetery entry page as "M. B. Watts." Born 8/8/1828. Died 4/30/1911. Burial in Good Hope cemetery in Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 24, 1911
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Watts, Thurston Thurman

T. T. Watts Dies At Crown City
Rites To Be Held At 2 Tuesday At Crown City Church
     Thurston Thurman Watts died Sunday at 7:50 a.m. at his home in Crown City. He had been ill but a short time. The son of J. Franklin and Matilda Powers Watts, he was born in Gallia County almost seventy-one years ago.
     Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cora A. Watts and these sons and daughters: Mrs. Garrett Ingram of Huntington; Stanley and Curtis Watts and Mrs. Myrtle Haner of Crown City; Clarence of Proctorville, who is in service, and James, who is also in service. He also leaves six brothers, M. H., Garfield and Albert Watts, of Crown City, John Watts of Barboursville, Will and Homer Watts of Huntington; and sixteen grandchildren. Two sisters and a daughter preceded him in death.
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Crown City Methodist Church with Rev. Oma Williams officiating. Burial in Crown City Cemetery by Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Watts, William Morrison

     William Morrison Watts was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, July 6, 1813; died in South Webster, O., Nov. 11, 1891, of atrophy of the liver. He came to Rodney at 8 years of age and chose for his profession the practice of medicine and surgery. For a time he practiced his profession here he then moved to Mabees' Corner, Jackson county, but becoming dissatisfied with his location there, he again moved to South Webster where he permanently located Dec. 24, 1842. As a physician he was remarkably successful both here and in his final location.
     He had been a christian from boyhood, a good, generous-hearted, benevolent man. Especially did he strive to assist the weak young man who might be trying to get an education as several young men of Scioto can testify. Having lived a consistent christian he had no fears of the end and seemed anxious
to go. Calling his family to his bedside he bade each of them good-bye. He remained perfectly conscious to the last. His last words were, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him."
     The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. W. N. Middleton in the M.E. church in South Webster, (of which church he was a member), from Psa. xxxvii, 37: "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of this man is peace"; after which his body was laid gently away by those who knew him and loved him. He leaves a daughter and two sons to mourn their loss: Park C. Watts, Mrs. Maggie Gist and Dr. J. W. Watts, a successful physician in Rodney.

Down-stricken in the service of his Lord,
Ready he was to leave this world of sin
He murmured not, protested n'er a word,
But gently said, "I'll put my trust in Him."

To Heaven his pure soul has winged its flight,
Happy to think the Saviour he would see:
And hear His words: "And thou didst let thy light
Shine there to guide the sinner unto me."

"Stand there among the blest at my right hand;
Thy storms and troubles are forever o'er;
Forever shall thou dwell in this bright land,
Where thou shall meet thy friends to part no more."
O.W.T.

Gallipolis Journal
November 25, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Waugh, Al

Al Waugh Dies in Oregon
     Al Waugh, a well known former resident here, died Saturday afternoon from a heart attack at his home in Toledo, Oregon. A message to that effect was received by Mrs. J. C. Wills of Bladen.
     He leaves his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Elma Evans, and two daughters, Mrs. Edna Salvage, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Katie Williamson, Toledo, Oregon; also three sisters, Mrs. Clara Hazlett, Bladen, Mrs. Thomas Wetherholt, Gallipolis; Mrs. Charles Wetherholt, Milton, W. Va.; and two brothers, Heenan and Lew Waugh of Columbus.
     Mr. and Mrs. Waugh had planned to make a visit to Gallia county sometime this summer. Mr Waugh was born and raised in Gallia county and many friends will regret to hear of his death.

[Note: per 1930 census for Toledo, Oregon, Mr. Waugh was born in 1863. Date of death unknown.]

Gallipolis newspaper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Waugh, Albert Floyd (Jake)

Jake Waugh Dead
Former Bladen Man Killed in Accident at Detroit Monday
     Jacob Waugh, aged about 40, formerly of Blalden, was killed in an accident Monday while employed at Detroit. He was a son of C. L. Waugh of Chambersburg, and leaves a wife and family. No further particulars have been received by his father.
     It was erroneously reported last week that Albert Floyd (Jake) Waugh, formerly a resident of the Bladen community, had been killed in an accident, while employed at Detroit. Mr. Waugh died at his home in Indianapolis, on February 2, after a short illness of pneumonia. He left a wife whom he married in the west several years ago. Mr. Wuagh was the youngest son of C. L. waugh of Chambersburg, and was born in Ohio township, July 24, 1881. At the time of his death he was forty four years of age. He left this locality when quite young to seek his fortune in the west and resided for some time in Illinois.
     Besides his father, he is survived by the following: Two brothers, Emmett E. Waugh of Crown City and John L. Waugh of Huntington, and four sisters, Mrs. Lee Dickey of Huntington, Mrs. C. A. Caldwell, of Bladen, and Mrs. Carl Kail of Richmond, Ind., Mrs. J. W. Stevers of Crown City. His mother died about twenty years ago.
     The body of Mr. Waugh was shipped to Huntington, where funeral servies were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dickey last Friday, Rev. Harmon of the Baptist church officiating. J. W. Stevers and son had charge of the burial which was made in Woodmere cemetery.

Galipolis paper
February 2
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Alfred

Alfred Waugh 70 Died Early Sunday
     Alfred Waugh, aged about 70, and a lifelong resident of Ohio tp., died at 8:40 Sunday morning. He had been ill two or three weeks at his home near PawPaw school.
     His wife, who was Mary Smeltzer of this city, died about 19 years ago. They are survived by nine children: Roy, William, John, Lorton, Emil Edgar (Cooney), Mrs. Garnet Warren and Mrs. Lillie Hulley, all of Ohio tp,: AMos Waugh, who until a few months ago build a fruit store on Court street, but is now living in Ashland, Ky., and Poe Waugh, Eureka star route. Alfred Waugh was a son of Poe Waugh.
     Since the foregoing lines were written it is learned that Alfred Wilson Waugh's age was 71 years, 2 months, 10 days. His son, John, lives at Waterloo.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John Hall at King Chapel at 2 o'clock Tuesday. Burial by C.R. Halley.

[Note: He is buried King Cemetery OH twp 1865-1937.]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Virginia Moses                                                                      Top of Page


Waugh, Alice

Death of Miss Waugh
     Miss Alice Waugh, daughter of M.C. and Z.A. Waugh, of Swan Creek, after a lingering illness with a tumor, died Friday, March 18, 1904, at 11 a.m. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Sunday at the M.E. Church by Rev. T.F. Cary. She was 42 years of age and a very estimable lady, naturally not very strong. Hayward & Son has charge of the burial.

Unknown Gallia County newspaper
Undated
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Waugh, Alford L.

A. L Waugh Died Saturday; Funeral Is Held Today
     Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Mercerville Baptist Church for Alford L. Waugh, who died Saturday at his home near there. Rev. Jennings Cremeens is officiating.  Interment in Waugh Cemetery by C. R. Halley.
     Mr. Waugh was in his 84th years, having been born July 25, 1859 in Harrison Twp.  He was a son of William T. and Sarah Dewitt Waugh. He was a large man of impressive appearance and had an extensive acquaintance in the lower half of the  county and in Gallipolis. He was twice married and is survived by his second wife, who was Mary Johnson Puckett, a native of Yake, Ky.  They were married here Sept. 1, 1937, by Rev. H. H. Wilbur.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday March 22, 1943
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Waugh, Alice Elizabeth [Holcomb]

Mrs. Alfred Waugh Died in Gallipolis
Was Resident of Thivener for Forty Years - Funeral was Monday
     Mrs. Alfred Waugh of Thivener passed away Friday night, Dec 3, 1927, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ada Hannan in this city, where she had been for a week. She had been a resident of Thivener for more than forty years. The funeral was Monday, with interment in Mound Hill cemtery.
     Mrs. Waugh is survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Shaw and Mrs. Hannan. She was formerly Miss Alice Holcomb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Holcomb.

[Note: Death Certifcate gives death date as Dec 2, 1927.]

Gallia TImes
Dec 8, 1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Amel E.

Amel E. Waugh Dies Saturday
     Amel E. (Cooney) Waugh, 36, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Hospital after a three weeks illness. He was an Ohio Twp. farmer.
     He is survived by his widow, Lyla Beiner Waugh, and 11 children: John Lee, 16; Carl, 15; Eugene, 14; Clarence, 12; Mary Lou, 11; Inez Marie, 10; Beatrice, 8; Amel Leslie, 6; Fern, 5; Karen Joy, 3; and Merrill Richard, 16 months. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters: Amos Waugh, Ashland, Ky; John Waugh, Lorton Waugh, and Mrs. Garnet Warren, Bladen; William Waugh and Mrs. Lillie Holley, Gallipolis.
Decedent was born August 29, 1911, to Alfred and Mary Smeltzer Waugh.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Paw Paw Church in Ohio Twp., with the Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be made by C.R. Halley in King Cemetery. The body will be at his home this evening.

[Note from stone: 1910 - 1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Waugh, Anna Mae [Shafer]

Mrs. Waugh is Claimed at 53 Years Thursday
     Mrs. Anna Mae Waugh, 53, wife of Denver Waugh, died suddenly at her home on Rt. 1 Crown City at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Waugh was born in Guyan Twp., Dec. 12, 1910, daughter of the late Manson and Priscilla Pinkerton Shfer. [sic]
     In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Bertha Day of Columbus, Mrs. Betty Sheets and Mrs. Lucille Canaday, both of Crown City, Mrs. Polly Jackson of Patriot, and Mrs. Kathryn Masters of Gallipolis. There are 15 grandchildren. A son and daughter died in infancy. Other survivors include five sisters and three brothers Willie and Ferry Shafer and Mrs. Grace Beaver, all of Springfield, Mrs. Goldie Haskins of Bladen, Mrs. Flossie Daniels of Addison, Mrs. Minnie Hill of Hillsboro, W. Va., and Mrs. Bessie Estes of Marietta.
     Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Victory Baptist church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will be in Ridgelawn cemetery at Mercerville under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Died October 1, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 2, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Waugh, Anna Polly

Anna Waugh is Dead; Funeral at 2 Today
     Anna Polly Waugh died at the home of her father, Jesse Waugh, in Ohio township. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 o'clock today at Mt. Zion Baptist church by Rev. Mr. Miller of Eureka. Burial at same place by Stevers Funeral service.
     Miss Waugh's age was 43 years, 9 months and 23 days. She is survived by, besides her father, three brothers and two sisters, Homer, Alva and Worthy Waugh, Mrs. Wallace Lewis and Mrs. John Campbell, all of Bladen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
Saturday, January 23, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                      Top of Page


Waugh, Arius E.

A. E. Waugh, 84, Retired Farmer Dies
     Arius E. Waugh, 84, retired farmer who resided at Swan Creek, Rt. 2 Crown City, died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday in Holzer hospital where he had been a patient for six days. He had been in failing health for a year, and his condition had been serious for two months.
     Mr. Waugh was born in Ohio twp.; Nov. 12, 1879, son of the late Thomas J. and Viola Smith Waugh. He had resided in the house he was born in for his entire life. His marriage to the former Bertha M. Burton took place Nov. 13, 1897, and she preceded him in death in 1956.
     Children who survive are Everett Waugh of Rt. 2 Crown City Clarence Waugh of Proctorville, Mrs. Trix (Cleo) Caudill of Hendersonville, W. Va., and Miss Mabel Waugh of Huntington. There are three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A son, Curtis J., preceded him in death. Another survivor is a sister, Mrs. Annie Mooney of Chesapeake A brother, Wilbur, preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in Swan Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday, and until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Lee Simms, Lee Rose, Charles Bailey, Frank Mills, Randall Wallace and Lawrence Mooney.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 9, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Waugh, Belva

Death of Miss Belva Waugh
     Miss Belva, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henan Waugh, of Bladen, O., died at the home of her parents Friday afternoon, Sept. 25, 1896, at 2 o’clock from liver complaint, aged twelve years, and was buried last Saturday afternoon at Clay Chapel cemetery by Undertaker Wise.
     Decedent was a bright and promising girl and her untimely death falls heavily upon her parents and other relatives and friends, who will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

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


Waugh, Charles E.

Charles E. Waugh Dies
      Mr. Charles E. Waugh, 73, a life long resident of Ohio township, died early Friday, Dec. 22, 1933, at his home several miles removed from Bladen. A heart attack caused his death. He is survived by his wife, in very poor health, three sons, Emory Waugh of Bidwell, Stanley and Denver Waugh and a daughter, Mrs. Leon Brumfield, all of Bladen. A foster daughter, Mrs. Raymond Ross, was reared in the Waugh home. Mr. Waugh was a son of the late Poe Waugh, and a good citizen. Funeral services were Saturday in the family home by Rev. R.R. Denney, burial in the King cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
Dec.1933
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Waugh, Clarence J.

     Clarence J. Waugh, 81, 215 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Thursday, April 8, 1993, at Holzer Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1911 in Gallipolis, son of the late Edward C. and Jessie Chick Waugh.
     He founded Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in 1946 and retired as a funeral director in 1972. He attended the Presbyterian Church, graduated from Cleveland College of Embalming and was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge #7 of Gallipolis, Chapter, Council & Rose Commandry, all of Gallipolis, Aladdin Temple, Columbus, Gallipolis Shrine Club, Elks Lodge #107, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and Nations Funeral Directors Association. Mr. Waugh was appointed to the Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors in 1959 By Gov. Michael DeSale, serving a five year term. He received his embalmers and funeral directors license in 1932.
     Survivors include one son, Jack A. Waugh of Ravenswood; three step children, Jay Lowell Evans of Columbus, Mrs. Russell (Charlene) Morgan of Columbus, and Mrs. Wilson (Jackie) Soluman of Cadillac, Mich.; one niece; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three wives, Helen Armstrong Waugh in 1936, Mabel M. Waugh in 1982 and Fern Evans Waugh in 1985; and one sister Helen McGuire.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Al Earley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 1993
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Waugh, D. Q.

Dr. D. Q Waugh, 85, Of Cheshire Died Last Night
Funeral Is Set For 2 [o'clock] Wednesday At Mt. Zion
     Dr. D. Q. Waugh, retired osteopath, died at 8 o'clock last night at his home above Cheshire. He had been seriously ill for some weeks.
     Before his retirement to what used to be known as the Dutton Farm, Dr. Waugh practiced in Middleport for many years. He was a native of Ohio Township and was nearing his 85th birthday. He was born Dec. 28, 1857 and was a son of Marshall and Zinrode Parr Waugh.
     On Sept. 22, 1886, he married Laura Call, a daughter of Finley Small of Ohio Township and she and one daughter, Bessie, who is at the parental home, survive. Complete data of Dr. Waugh's professional career are not available, but it is known that for a time he was located in Mason City.
     Though his initials, D.W., were familiar to thousands, even few close friends knew him as Quinn, a name used when he was a young man.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Zion near Swan Creek, at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Interment at the same place. The body was taken to the Rawlings-Coats Mortuary in Middleport and will remain there until it is removed to the Mt. Zion Church.
     Dr. Waugh was a first cousin of W.E., James, Tom and Leslie Boggs of Gallipolis and of Mrs. Dan Davis of Northup.

[Note: stone...Swan Creek 1857-1942.. Death Certificate..born Dec. 28, 1857; died Dec. 14, 1942; 84 years 11 months and 17 days of age]

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


Waugh, E. C.

E. C. Waugh Dies Suddenly At His Home
     Emmet C. (Sport) Waugh, 73, Rt. 2, Crown City, Hannan Trace Rd.; died suddenly at 2:25 p. m., Thursday at his home. Mr. Waugh was a farmer and auctioneer. He was born on June 10, 1893, in Ohio Twp., son of the late Wayne and Betty Swindler Waugh.
     He is survived by his wife, Goldie Mooney Waugh, whom he married on Oct. 25, 1925 and the following children: Mrs. Bennett (Luella) Sheets, Rt. 1, Gallipolis; Wilbur Waugh, Mrs. Greely (Janie) Neal, both of Columbus; Ray, crown City, Mrs. Norman (Betty) Parsons, and Gerald, both of Columbus. One son preceded him in death. Fifteen grandchildren survive. Brothers and sisters surviving are Grover Waugh, John T. Waugh, and Mrs. Rachel Fraley, all of Crown City. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Waugh spent all his life in the Ohio Twp. area.
     Funeral services under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home will be held 2 p. m., Sunday with Rev. Earl Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in Victory Cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence after 2 p. m., Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1967
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Waugh, Edith May

Young Mother Dead
     Mrs. Edith May Waugh died at her home in Ashland, KY, Sunday, July 10th at the age of twenty years.
Besides her husband, Poe Waugh and one daughter, Mary Katherine, 2 years old, she leaves her mother, Mrs. Chandler and three brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ada Carans and Mrs. Elizabeth Broyles, Worthy and Ruthie Chandler, all of this city and Alvin Chandler of Akron.
     She was a member of the French City Chapter D of A and the Baptist Church. Funeral will be held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Luther Broyles, Garfield Ave., Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Anderson conducting the services and burial in Mound Hill in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

[Note: 3 brothers? only 2 listed in obit]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 11, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Waugh, Edward C.

Edward C Waugh
     Funeral services for Edward C. Waugh, 77, of 833 10th St., are to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Hallen-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis. Waugh died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday in Mercy Hospital after an illness of two years.
     He was born Feb. 25, 1886, Gallia County, a son of John and Effie Collin Waugh. He had resided in Portsmouth since 1924 and was a retired molder at Ohio Stove Co. Waugh was married Dec. 16, 1904, in Point Pleasant, W. Va., to Jessie Chick. Mrs. Waugh survives.
     Also surviving are a son, Clarence Waugh of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Mehl of Gallipolis and Mrs. John Eads of Sarasota, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
     Waugh was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
     Rev. Howard G Young, pastor of First Baptist in Gallipolis is to officiate at services. Interment is to be in Gallipolis. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at Melcher-Funeral Home and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 0 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Hallen-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis.

Portsmouth Times
5-24-1963
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                       Top of Page


Waugh, Elizabeth

Death Of Mrs. Elizabeth Waugh
     Mrs. Elizabeth Waugh died Monday morning at her home near Bladen. Mrs. Waugh was the widow of the late C.W. Waugh. Funeral arrangements have not been arranged yet.

[Note: Maiden name Swindler. Married Cornelius W. Waugh June 12, 1881 in Gallia County. Buried at King's Chapel in Ohio Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 5, 1925
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Waugh, Elizabeth [Northup]

Mrs. Waugh Is Found Dead At Home; Was 66
     Mrs. Elizabeth (Dot) Waugh, 66, was found dead at her home on Swan Creek Road., Rt. 2, Crown City, at 8 a.m. Sunday. She had been in failing health for 15 years.
     She was born Dec. 19, 1896 , on Little Bull Skin, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Canterberry Northup. Her marriage to James Waugh took place April 29, 1919, and he preceded her in death 16 years ago.
     Children who survive that union are Mrs. Lawrence (Juanita) Craig and Mrs. Thurman (Mary) Wray, both of Rt. 2 Crown City, Mrs. Gus (Jewel) Thivener of Porter, Mrs. James (Elma) Clark of Honeapath, S.C., Mrs. Alta (Dorothy) Clark and Harold Waugh, both of Enka, N.C., and Thomas Waugh of Ashville, N.C. Three sons died in infancy. There are 20 grandchildren ans seven great grandchildren.
     Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Lawrence (Nellie) Roberts, Darius Northup and Shannon Northup, all of Gallipolis Ferry, Mrs. Tom (Marie) Fowler of Pt. Pleasant, and Darrell Northup of West Columbia, W Va. A sister, Mrs. Henry Yester preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Waugh was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Swan Creek. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home.
     Friends may call at the late home after 10 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service.

[Note: died June 23, 1963. buried in Mt Zion cemetery, Ohio Township]

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


Waugh, Emma Viola  [McClain]

Mrs. Waugh Dead
     Mrs. J. [James] Sheridan Waugh, who has been in failing health for several months, died about 7 o’clock Monday morning. Her husband, alone, survives, she having no immediate relatives. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at her late home, 748 Second avenue. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery, in charge of A. E. Tope

[Note: 7/17/1867 - 8/10/1931 D/O Eli T. & Rachael Wright McClain per Death Cert.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 10, 1931
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Waugh, Eva

Mrs. Eva Waugh, Huntington, Dies
Funeral Is Set for 2:30 Wednesday at Providence
     Mrs. Eva Waugh, 82, widow of Columbus A. Waugh, died Sunday morning in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. She was a native of this county, but had lived since 1921 with her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Halley, 2722 Guyan Ave, Huntington. About 10 days ago, Mrs. Waugh fell and broke her hip and then pneumonia developed and caused her death.
     There survive, besides the daughter named, another daughter, Mrs. J. Everett Murray, teacher in the Mercerville schools; three grandchildren; Mrs. Ray Fletcher of Huntington, Sgt. John Halley of the U.S. Army, and Billy Halley at home; three sisters, Mrs. Savannah Wooten and Mrs. Sarah Boster, Gallipolis and Mrs. Maude Halley of Bladen; two brothers, Grant and Sheridan Johnson, Bladen.
     Mrs. Waugh united with the Mercerville Baptist Church early in life. She was a consistent Christian and made herself very dear to her kinfolk and other intimates.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at Providence Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial there by Fisher and Shelton of Huntington.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, George

Death of Mr. Waugh
     Mr. George Waugh, proprietor of the Geneva Hotel died last Friday, Sept. 28, 1906, after a long illness of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn their great loss. The funeral was conducted Sunday, interment following by Wetherholt at the Waugh burying ground. Mr. Waugh came from Ohio township last April to engage in the hotel business and conducted a nice place. He was a worthy gentleman and made many friends in this city and his wife and family will have the sympathy of everyone in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 5, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Waugh, George A.

George Waugh Dies On Sunday
     George A. Waugh, 81, prominent and widely-known resident of Perry twp., died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Davis, Northup Rt. 1, Sunday at 3:10 p.m. He had been in failing health for the past four years and his condition had worsened in the past year.
     The deceased has lived at his home on Rt. 775, near Patriot, for his entire married life until the death of his wife, Feb. 8, 1953, when he went to make his home with his sister.
     Mr. Waugh not only engaged in farming but was a stone mason and many of the stone bridge foundations in various parts of the county were laid by him. He was for a number of years a justice of the peace and for a period of several years operated a store near his home. He was one of the large land owners of the county, having several hundred acres under his control.
     The deceased was born in Ohio twp., Dec. 20, 1873, the son of the late Theodore and Mary Sowards Waugh. He was married to Anna Erit on Jan 6., 1897, at the home of her father, Henry Erit, and the ceremony was performed by the bridegroom’s father.
     Surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Mamie Cox of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Stanley (Cora) Davis of Northup. Wilbur H., of Huntington. A brother who preceded him was Elza R. Other survivors are a step sister and step brother, Mrs. W. E. Richie, and Malcomb Angel, both of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Wednesday, with Rev. Earl Cremeans officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh’s after 6 p.m., Monday until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 18, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Waugh, Heber C.

     Heber C. Waugh, 78, 486 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, died Thursday in Holzer Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was retired from his own nursery business, which he operated for more than 40 years. He was born March 19, 1908, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, son of the late Ollie and Mary Jane Halley Waugh.
     Survivors include his wife, Nellie B. Jackson Waugh; two sons by a previous marriage, Robert Waugh and Donald Waugh, both of Gallipolis; three grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Doris Church of Eureka Star Route; and a brother, Vora Waugh of Crown City. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
     Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Waugh-Halley Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ray Barker officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: died 1986]

Gallipolis paper
1986
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer


Waugh, Homer L.

H.L. Waugh, 74, Claimed On Saturday
     Homer L. Waugh, Sr., 74, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday at his home on Rt. 2 Crown City. He had been in failing health for five years, and his condition became serious after he fell and fractured his hip on Jan. 30. Mr. Waugh was a retired farmer and spent most of his life in Gallia County.
     He was born on May 4, 1886 in Ohio twp., to the late Jack and Laura Gardner Waugh. He married the former Lulu Simms on Aug. 10, 1912 in Gallipolis and the ceremony was performed by the late Justice Frank Gates. Mrs. Waugh preceded her husband in death on Feb. 27, 1956.
     Children who survive are Homer Waugh, Jr., and Merrill Waugh, both of Bladen, Howard Waugh of Gallipolis, Carl Waugh of Scottown and Mrs. Eugene (Jewell) Steele of Pt. Pleasant. There are 13 grandchildren. A daughter and son died in infancy. Two brothers and sister who survive are Alva Waugh and Worthy Waugh, both of Bladen and Mrs. John (Belva) Campbell, Lower River Rd. Two sisters, Anna Waugh and Wealtha Lewis preceded him in death.
     Mr. Waugh was an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and services for him will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Harry Mayenchien and Rev. Raymond Dillon will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown publication date--died 11 March 1961
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Waugh, James Gallatin

There is no death, the stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore
and bright in Heavens jeweled crown
They shine forever more.
There is no death in angel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread
He bears our best loved ones away
And then we call them dead.

     James Gallatin Waugh, son of Wayne and Elizabeth Swindler Waugh passed away at his home near Gallipolis, Ohio on October 17, 1947 at the age of 65 years, six months, three days. Being born April, 14, 1882, his illness was of short duration, all was done that loving hands and medical skill could do to no avail.
     He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Northup, April 26, 1919 and to them the following children were born: Mrs. Juanita Clark, Elmo Thomas, Harold and Craig, Mrs. Mary Wray, Mrs. Alta Jewell at home, one son passed away in 1941. He also leaves the following brothers ans sisters, Emmette, Grover, John, Mrs. Rachel Fraley, Mrs. John Smith, also 7 grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives. Jim professed his faith in Christ some time ago.
     Blessed are them that die in the Lord. They shall rest from their labors. He will be remembered as one always ready to lend a helping hand in sickness or any way to help his fellow man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put off to sea.

[Note: from stone d. October, 17, 1947 Mt. Zion Cemetery]

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


Waugh, James Sheridan

Waugh Services Set For Sunday
     Funeral services for James Sheridan Waugh will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Miller's Home for Funerals, the Rev. Earl V. Cremeens, Northup, officiating and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until hour of the last rites.
     Mr. Waugh died at 10:45 A.M. Thursday while he was watching Vic Niday and Charles Borders paint his house on Fourth Ave.. Decedent resided immediately back of the Niday residence.
     Born Oct. 25, 1866, in Harrison Township to Lemuel Vinton Waugh and Mary Ann Trotter Waugh, decedent was one of five children. Mrs. Rachel Clark, Northup, is a sister, a half-brother, Oral Waugh, Chambersburg grocer, also survives. Lester, John and George Waugh, brothers preceded him in death.

Farmed in West
     Mr. Waugh went to school of Bullskin and he farmed there on the home place. In 1886, he went west to Idaho and Nebraska and then went to Vermont, in all of which states he farmed. He came back to Ohio in 1893.
     Mr. Waugh married Emma V. McClain, Bladen, in October, 1896. Their early married life was spent in Cincinnati. Mr. Waugh moved to Gallipolis while he was a traveling salesman for Sehan Sam Stephenson, Huntington wholesale grocer.
     They had no children. Mrs. Waugh died in 1931 and for the last 21 years he has lived alone. A Democrat Mr. Waugh was interested in politics. When he died he had a sample ballot in his pocket. Among nieces and nephews are Buell Clark, Elmer Clark, Parker Clark and Mrs. Cecil Notter.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Oct. 25, 1866; died May 15, 1952; aged 85 years, 6 months and 20 days]

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


Waugh, Jesse Gallatin

Jesse Waugh Dies
     Jessie Gallatin Waugh, aged 75, a life-long resident of Ohio township, died Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wallace Lewis, in Eureka. Until he became ill a year ago, he was a resident of the Waugh Bottoms, south of Bladen.
     Surviving him is another daughter, Mrs. Belva Campbell of Eureka, and sons Homer L. Waugh, Alva and Worthy Waugh of Bladen. A sister, Mrs. Mattie Green, lives in the same neighborhood.
     Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist church at Swan Creek Sunday afternoon by Rev. E. L. Miller, interment following there.

[Note: Tombstone reads: 1862-1938]

Gallipolis paper
1938
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Waugh, Jesse G.

Obituary
     Jesse G., son of Lycurgis and Amanda King Waugh was born Nov 4th, 1863 and on June 30th, 1938 his tired spirit went back to the God who gave it. His age being 75 years 7 months and 26 days.
On Nov. 22, 1885 he was united in marriage to Laura Gardner who preceded him to the better world 8 years ago.
     This union was blessed with 8 children, 5 of whom survive, 2 died in infancy and Anna who died 6 years ago. The surviving children are Homer, Alva and Worthy of Bladen, Mrs. John Campbell of Eureka and Mrs. Wallace Lewis also of Eureka with whom he made his home. One sister Nettie Greene. There are also surviving 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
     "Uncle Jack" as he was lovingly called by all who knew him was always of a good moral character, an honest and upright citizen, and always stood for what he thot was right regardless of what the world thot.
     He was charitable in all his dealings and he always obeyed the command of the lowly Nazarene in that he gave to those who ask of him and did by his fellow man as he wished to be done by and no one ever was turned away from his door hungry.
     Altho he never united with any earthly organization a short time after his wife passed away he felt the need of a comforter and gave his heart to God and his name was written in the Lamb's book of life in the church triumphant.
     It has been said that no one ever heard him speak harshly to his companion. He was very gentle and devoted to his children and held the love and respect of all. He remarked just before his illness that he tried to live as near Christ like as possible. He was tenderly cared for by his children and everything that medical skill could do was done for him but God had a place ready for his eternal rest and his companion and children who had gone before were waiting. What a blessed reunion it must be. Thru all his illness he never complained; but was so patient thru all his suffering.

Father the days will be lonely, The nights will be long and drear
You were patient and so uncomplaining, For you trusted a Savior of love
And we know you're at rest now with mother, In that land of sunshine above.

Some day when this life is all over, And the toils and sorrows are o'er.
We'll be an Unbroken Circle, Over there on the Golden Shore.

We hope to follow your footsteps, In the path that the Master trod.
And some day we'll meet you dear father, In that city eternal with God.

[Note: Buried Mt. Zion cemetery in Ohio Tp. Date 1938.]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Jessie [Chick]

Waugh
     Mrs. Jessie Waugh, 88, of Rendezvous Medi-Home, died Thursday following a long illness. A native of Gallia County and a member of Temple Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 1963.
     Survivors include a son, Clarence Waugh of Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs. Helen McGuire, 1139 1/2 Gallia St., two grand-children and five great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be Monday at 11 a.m. at Melcher Funeral Home with Rev. Max Sidders officiating. Burial is to be in Pine Street Cemetery in gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday

Portsmouth Times
Friday, Feb. 4, 1977
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI


Waugh, Jessie

     Jessie O. Waugh, 88, a resident of 833 Tenth St., Portsmouth, died around 11 p.m. Thursday in a Portsmouth nursing home. She was born March 2, 1888, in Harrison twp., Gallia County, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Elizabeth Foster Chick. She married Edward C. Waugh on Dec. 26, 1904, at Pt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1963. The Waughs moved from Gallipolis to Portsmouth in 1924.
     She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Helen) McGuire, 1139 1/2 Gallia St., Portsmouth and Clarence J. Waugh, Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a. m. Monday at the Melcher Funeral Home on Offnere St., Portsmouth. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 4, 1977
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Waugh, John D. Jr.

     GALLIPOLIS - John D. Waugh, Jr., 53, of Gallipolis, died Monday, December 9, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Waugh was born February 5, 1949, in Gallia County, to the late John D. Waugh, Sr. and Wanda V. Donnally Waugh, who survives him. He was a 1967 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. He was a transmission lineman for American Electric Power for 33 years. He was also owner-operator of Waugh’s Trucking in Gallipolis for 15 years. He was a member of the Gallia Twirlers, where he was the club caller.
     He is survived by his wife, Wanda K. Davis Waugh of Gallipolis, whom he married December 28, 1968 in Crown City, a daughter, Tracy K. (Scott) Stanley of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, Kierstin, Shawna and Morgan; his mother, Wanda V. Waugh of Gallipolis; two sisters, Wanda (John) Fellure of Cheshire, and Janet Cardwell of Gallipolis; special friends Don and Debbie Carnes, and Phil Waugh, all of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Kristi Dale Waugh in 1989.
     Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Gallipolis with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002 at the First Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Rick Jackson, James Ehman, Chris Farler, David Bond, Matt Rhodes, and Jack Angell. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Holzer Hospice. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com for sending e-mail condolences to the family.

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


Waugh, John L.

John Waugh Dies Friday, Huntington
     John L. Waugh, 70, retired C. & O. shop employee, died Friday in a Huntington hospital. Four daughters and these four sisters survive: Mrs. Emma Dickey, Huntington; Mrs. John Stevers and Mrs. Mary Caldwell, Gallia County, and Mrs. Carl Call of Eaton, O.
     Funeral at 2:30 Sunday at the Huntington Fourth Ave. U. B. Church. Burial at Huntington.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Waugh, Mrs. John L.

Mrs. Waugh Passes in Greenup - Burial in Huntington Friday
     Mrs. John L. Waugh, mention of whose illness appeared in this paper some days ago, died at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home in Greenup, Ky.
     She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Clifford Pring, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Denny Wright, Muncie, Indiana; Mrs. Fred Hamilton and Mrs. Everett Hamilton, both of Huntington. A son, Forest, died about 25 years ago. She is survived also by three brothers and a sister: John and Clovis Callicoat and Bertha Barlow, all of Muncie, Will Callicoat, Polkadotte.
     A short service was held at the home at 9 this morning. The body was then to be taken to the home of the daughter, Emma Hamilton, near the Nickel plant in Huntington. At 2 Friday a service will be held at the First U. B. church on 31st street, Huntington. Burial in Woodmere cemetery.
     Mrs. Waugh was 55 years old and her death resulted from a stroke suffered two weeks ago. Mr. Waugh was an employee of the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, John M.

John M. Waugh Dies In Ohio twp.
     John M. Waugh, 73, died Saturday noon at his home three miles back of Bladen on Swan Creek, having long been in poor health. He is survived by his wife, the former Louisa Phillips; a brother, O. C. Waugh of Crown City, R., and a sister, Mrs. Alice Day of Bladen.
     Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock (slow time) at the home.

[Note: Buried King's Chapel. Dates on marker 1870-1944]

Gallipolis paper
1944
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Waugh, John T.

     John T. Waugh 86 of Crown City, husband of Emma E. Waugh died Tuesday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WVa. He was a retired farmer. Additional survivors include one son John D. Waugh of Crown City, and three daughters Mrs. Otis (Kathryn) Chapmanof Cheshire; Mrs. Russell (Eloise) Ross Crown City and Mrs. Gearldine Warren of Gallipolis. Funeral 2 p. m. tomorrow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Gallipolis; burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Huntington Herald Dispatch
Thursday, December 8, 1983
Submitted by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page


Waugh, John W.

J. W. Waugh, 73, claimed by death
     John W. Waugh, 73, of Rt.2, Crown City, (Swan Creek community) died at 3:30 a.m. today at the Greenfield Manor Nursing Home, Greenfield, Ohio. Mr. Waugh had been in failing health two years and in serious condition the past three and one-half months.
     Mr. Waugh was a farmer and a former Columbus State Hospital employee. He retired from the state hospital 13 years ago. He was born Jan. 20, 1900, in Bladen, son of the late Alfred W. and Mary Smeltzer Waugh. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Swain, whom he married on Aug. 5, 1924. The following children survive; Mrs. Roger (Mary) Crump, Monroeville, La.; Clifford Waugh, Sandusky, Ohio; Ivan Waugh, Chillicothe, Carroll Waugh, Gallipolis and John F. Waugh, Chillicthe. Sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive.
     The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Lillie Holley, Gallipolis; Mrs. Eric (Garnet) Phillips, Eureka; Amos Waugh, Bidwell, Poe Waugh, Columbus and James L. Waugh, Rt 2, Crown City. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
     Mr. Waugh was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Swan Creek where he served as Sunday school superintendent several years.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Templeton will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 10, 1973
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Laura [Gardener]

In Memory of Mrs. Waugh
    “All things that are on earth shall wholly pass away, Except the love of God, which shall live and last for aye.” This is an inspired conception of the poet Bryant which we know is real and is being fulfilled every day. Its reality is demonstrated in the passing of Laura A. Waugh of Bladen, R.D., Ohio.
     Mrs. Waugh was a daughter of Scott and Nancy Gardener of Gallia County, and was 63 years, 2 months, 11 days of age at the time of her death. She was born in 1867 on May 13, and died July 24, 1930.
On the 22nd of Nov. 1885 she was united in marriage to Jesse G. Waugh. To this union eight children came to bless the home. However, two of these – Fairy and Carrie, preceded their mother in death.
     Those of the family who survive and mourn their loss are: the husband, who is mentioned above; Homer L. and Alva Waugh, who are married and live in the same community with their father; Anna and Worthy who are at home; and Mrs. Wallace Lewis and Belva Campbell who live in Eureka, Ohio; one sister, Mrs Chas. Waugh of Bladen, Ohio. Besides those of the immediate family there are 16 grand-children and many relatives and friends.
     Mrs. Waugh was a Christian. She was converted early in life, after which she was baptized by Rev. Napoleon Burnett and united with the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Ohio township. She will always be remembered by her kind words and loving deeds. Her hand was always open to those in need. She was kind and sympathetic. Her children say that they can not recall when she gave them a cross word. The neighbors, too, give a similar testimony.
     In the last year, as she was nearing the end, she seemed to be greatly concerned about the condition of the church and cemetery which adjoined their home. As the end dew near she became exceedingly anxious to cross over. Her last request was: that the Lord might come and take her home. Her request was granted, in a most peaceful manner at about 6:30 o’clock Thursday morning.

“Gone is the face we loved so dear;
Silent is the voice we loved to hear.
Too far away for sight or speech,
But not too far for thought to reach.
Sweet to remember her who once was here,
And who, though absent, is just as dear.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July, 1930
Transcribed by Larae Schraeder                                                                    Top of Page


Waugh, Mabel Ora [Ross]

IN MEMORY
     Mabel Ora Waugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ross, was born Jan. 26, 1909 and departed this life Sept. 9, 1926, aged 17 years 7 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Clarence E. Waugh, Aug. 17, 1925. To this union was born one son, Clarence Junior.
     For months she suffered with cancer, but through it all she was more patient than many would have been. Mabel was always an obedient, dutiful daughter and unlike many other girls, mother was always first and Mabel would never leave her alone at night. She was a kind, loving sister and a faithful devoted wife and tongue cannot express how much the young husband will miss the dear one who had been with him so short a time. Mabel made friends wherever she went and to know her was to love her.
     Before her marriage she was an officer in the Sunday school and performed her duty faithfully for one so young.
     While our hearts ache and there is a wound there that time will never heal, yet how sweet it is to know that there was light in the valley of death for her and we have that blessed assurance that we may meet her again where there is no more sickness or sorrow or crying or pain and there is no night there. For she said several weeeks before she went to rest, that she was ready at any time.
Tho it is only natural for us to grieve, we should think that she is not dead, but sleepeth and is now enjoying that rest in that eternal home prepared for her from the foundation of the world.
     Besides her husband and infant son, she leaves father, mother, a father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Waugh, sisters, Mrs. Clemma Mattes, Mrs. Bessie Caldwell of Erie, Pa., brothers, Charles, of Wheeling, W. Va., Bertie and Raymond of Bladen and Homer at home, besides a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her departure, a brother, Harry, preceded her in death 34 years ago and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Hixson, who died four years ago.

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Marshal

Mr. Waugh Dead
     This week we are called upon to chronicle the sudden death of Marshall Quinton? Waugh, a life-long resident of the Waugh Bottom, above Swan Creek. Mr. Waugh's death, from a cerebral hemmorrhage, occured about noon last Saturday, on his farm, near Cheshire, where he had gone from the home of his son, Dr. D. Q. Waugh of Middleport, to superintend some farm matters which needed his personal attention. He was in the best of health and spirits up to an hour or so before his death.
     Mr. Waugh was born June 21, 1834, and was exactly eighty six years and two months old. He was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Miriam [Sloan] Waugh, pioneers of the Swan Creek neighborhood. On January 31, 1856, he was married to Miss Zimrode Parr, daughter of Hamilton Parr of Adams County, O. To this union were born three children, Sarah J, who died in early childhood, Dr. D. Q. Waugh, of Middleport, and Maxey Alice, who died? in 1904.
     His companion preceded him in death five years ago, and since that time he made his home with his son in Middleport, except at intervals when he made visits among his relatives in the neighborhood of his old home. Besides numerous relatives of the old Waugh family, the deceased leaves one brother, T. J. Waugh of Bladen, three sisters, Mrs. Eli Davis of Spring Hill, Kans., Mrs. Matilda Boggs of Raccoon Island, and Miss Mary F. Waugh, who makes her home with the brother at the old homestead.
     He leaves only one grand-daughter, Mrs. Bessie Casto, of Middleport, to whom he was much devoted. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church for sixty-four years and lived a faithful christian and stood by the church loyally thru all these years.
     In early life, Mr. Waugh engaged in the river business and had quite a life experience in the old time flat boating?. Later he became a pilot and was active in that capacity when the Lizzie? Johnson Fashion, B. T. Enos, and others plied the short trades and blew their whistles at nearly every landing. After retiring from the river, Mr. Waugh engaged in farming and was successful at this business until his home was broken up. About a year ago he disposed of his old farm on which he had lived so long, and purchased another one near Cheshire, so as to be convenient to his son's home, and was well pleased with his new location.
     Uncle Marsh will be sadly missed by many of his old neighbors among whom he loved to associate and will miss the friendly visits which he often made. The community will feel that an honest citizen, a good neighbor, and a kind friend, has gone out and will never more return.
     The funeral services were conducted from the Swan Creek church Monday afternoon, and were largely attended. Rev. Earl Cremeans officiated at the services, preaching from Hebrews, CH? 27. Interment was made in the church cemetery by Undertaker ??.

[Tombstone death date in Swan Creek Cemetery is Apr 1920]

Gallipolis Paper
No Date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Waugh, Marshall

Marshall Waugh Dead
     Marshall Waugh died Saturday at the home of his son Dr. D.Q. Waugh at Middleport, where he had made his home for some time.  Mr. Waugh was 86 years of age and had been in good health until shortly before his death, having been in Gallipolis last week.  The funeral was from the Swan Creek Chapel Monday.
Mr.  Waugh was well known and leaves ahost of relatives and friends in Gallia Co.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 23, 1920
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                         Top of Page


Waugh, Mary

     A number of people from here attended the funeral of Miss Mary Waugh at Mt. Zion Sunday afternoon.

[Note: From Death Certificate B.23 Sep 1916 Dashler, Oh - D.22 Feb 1917, Marion, O. Parents: Orrel Waugh and Georgia Gilmore.]

Gallipolis paper
1917
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Waugh, Mary Ann

     WAUGH - on the morning of the 11th of Feb, Mary Ann, wife of Vinton Waugh, in the 45th. year of her age. She leaves to mourn their loss, a loving husband, four sons and one daughter, an aged father and mother and several brothers and sisters. May their loss be her eternal gain. Friend Waugh has the sympathy of the entire community in this his sad bereavement of two of his best earthly friends, his mother and his dear companion.
     Although the weather was very inclement on Monday, the day of the burial of his aged mother and her daughter-in-law, there was a large congregation of relatives and friends to witness what they had never witnessed before, two burials at the same time. Their remains were followed to the family burying ground, and after a few very appropriate remarks, singing and prayer by Elder J.E. Caldwell, their bodies were consigned to the silent tomb to await the sound of the awakening trumpet on the resurrection morn.
                 A. Clark

[Note: Buried in Waugh Cemetery in Harrison Township. Wife of Lemuel Vinton Waugh.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 16, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Waugh, Mary Jane

Death of Mrs. Waugh
Swan Creek Cor.
     Mary Jane Haley, wife of Ollie C. Waugh, succumbed to pneumonia fever last Thursday night at 9 o'clock, after an illness of many weeks. She was buried at Swan Creek Chapel Saturday 11 a.m. by Undertaker Trowbridge. Funeral address by Rev. Porter. Six young ladies, friends of the deceased, acted as pall bearers.
     She left a husband, two little girls and a baby boy who will never know a mother's care, as she was taken from them before they could realize her worth. They had a new home just completed this fall and the mother was taken when life's cup of joy seemed sweetest.

[Tombstone reads Apr 22, 1885 - Nov 18, 1909]

Gallipolis paper
Nov 18, 1909
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Waugh, Matilda Susan [Gearhart]

Crown City Woman Claimed By Death
     Matilda Susan Waugh, 77, widow of Emmett E. Waugh, passed away at her home in Crown City this morning at 1:55 o'clock following a short illness.
     She leaves a son, Elmer at home and two daughters, Mrs. N. Ray Noffsinger, Charleston; Mrs. J.M. Smeltzer, Huntington; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Fred G. Hawes Jr., Huntington.
     Friends may call at her late home after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the Crown City Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Pearl Dial, South Point and the Rev. Frank Harding, Crown City, will have charge. Burial will follow under the direction of the Stevers Funeral Service in the Crown City Cemetery.

[Note: From Funeral Book died 20 Sept. 1948. As per her death certificate available at Family Search, Matilda was the daughter of John Gearhart & Ann Dailey.  She was born at Polkadotte, OH, on 25 Feb 1871 and died on 20 Sep 1948.]

Gallipolis paper
Date Sept. 1948
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                  Top of Page


Waugh, Maude [Richie]

     GALLIPOLIS - Maude Waugh, 91, a resident since 1948 and formerly of Swan Creek area died on Saturday. She was born May 13 1880 in Meigs County, daughter of the late George & Sara Brown Richie. She married Wilbur C Waugh on Jan 13 1900. He preceded her in death on July 2 1947. Surviving are these children, Mrs Miriam Saum, Tucson, Arizona; W Glenn Waugh of Columbus and Ralph R Waugh of Rio Grande; two grand children and three great grandchildren. Twelve brothers & sisters preceded her in death.
     Funeral services Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

The Sunday Sentinel
Oct 10 1971
Abstracted by Deanna Sinks


Waugh, Maude [Swindler]

Claimed Today In Hospital
     Mrs. Maude Swindler Waugh, 50, of 1034 Second Ave., died in Holzer Hospital at 6:20 a.m., today. She had been a patient there six days, and had been in serious condition since January. She and her husband operated a grocery store on Upper Second Ave., for a number of years.
     Mrs. Waugh was born on March 9, 1915, at Crown City, daughter of Norman E Swindler, and Verba Halley Swindler. Her father is deceased, and her mother resides in Gallipolis. She was married to Ralph Waugh on June 13, 1936, and he survives, along with one daughter, Joellen Waugh, at [ ] Following brothers and sisters who survive are Harold A Swindler, of Gallipolis, and Adaline Swindler, of Warren, O.; and Mrs. John(Marceline) Coughrnour, of Warren, O., Frank Swindler, Crown City.
     Mrs. Waugh lived in Gallipolis for the past 29 years. She attended the Nazarene church. Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., DST, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home, with the Rev. Ronald Justice, officiating. Burial will be in Swan Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 25, 1965
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Waugh, Maxon Wayne

Waugh Is Killed 8 Months After Entering Service
     Private Maxon Wayne Waugh, 19, who was killed in action on March 5, as reported in Tuesday’s Tribune, was inducted into service last May 29. Among those inducted at the same time were Jack Trotter and Lewis Clark.
     Private Waugh received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and went to Italy via North Africa some time in February. His last letter to his parents, Postmaster and Mrs. O. V. Waugh of Eureka, was sent from the Anzio beachhead and dated Feb. 27. He was a member of an infantry rifle company, but it is not permissible to name the military unit. He could have been on combat duty only a few days before he was killed, it is inferred from the known date about his movements. Like his boyhood schoolmate, Joe Craig, young Waugh has made the supreme sacrifice for his country. Other school boys will have to take their places in the line so long as war remains the established method of establishing “justice” among “civilized” nations.
     Wayne was the only son and pride and joy of his parents and his two sisters, Ernestine and Elizabeth.

Gallipolis Tribune
1944
Transcribed by Lew Casey

Pvt. Waugh’s Body To Arrive Home
     The body of Maxon Wayne Waugh, killed in action Sunday, March 5, 1944, on Anzio Beach, will arrive on the 12:39 p. m. Wednesday train in Gallipolis and it will be received by F. L. Stevers, Mercerville.
     A member of the 179th Infantry 45th Division, Pvt. Waugh was the son of Oral V. and Georgia E. McKean Waugh, who survive with two sisters, Mrs. Henry R. Bright, Marion, and Mrs. Gerald L. Wright, Sandusky.
     Funeral services, which will be announced later in the week, probably will be held Sunday.

Gallipolis Tribune
Undated
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Waugh, Pvt. Maxon Wayne
Body Of Soldier Home For Burial
     Military funeral Services under the auspices of the Gallipolis VFW and Legion Post will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church below Bladen for Pvt. Maxon Wayne Waugh, who was killed March 5, 1944, on the Anzio beachhead.
     Son of Eureka Postmaster and Mrs. Oral V. Waugh, the young soldier's body is in his parents' apartment over the post office in Eureka, where friends may call.
     The Rev. Charles W. Lusher will officiate at the funeral, and burial will be made by F. L. Stevers, Mercerville, in Mound Hill Cemetery. Military escort for Pvt. Waugh is Sgt. Emerson Truesdale, Columbus. Sgt. Truesdale is a Gallia County native.

[Note: b. 29 Jan. 1924]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
[No date]
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                              


Waugh, Maxon Layne

March 5, 1944
Maxon Layne Waugh
     This is the late Pvt. Maxon Layne Waugh, son of Postmaster and Mrs. O. V. Waugh, of Eurkea. March 5, 1944, is the date the 19-year-old man made the supreme sacrifice for his country—he gave his life while fighting for his rifle company on the Anzio beachhead. His last visit home was January 9 and less than 7 weeks after that he was on the beachhead. Inducted March 29, 1943, he had been stationed at Camp Wolters, Texas. He was born in Gallia County, June 29, 1924; spent 6 months in the CCC’s; spent 4 months in Chicago, and tried to enlist in the Coast Guard (November, 1942) and the Navy, but was turned down for a minor physical disability. When he was inducted (on his questionnaire he requested 1-A classification) he was working at the Bellefontaine Development Company, Point Pleasant.

[Note: obituary has his picture]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. March 5, 1944
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Waugh, Nannie Alvenzie [Guthrie]

IN LOVING MEMORY
     Nannie Alvenzie Waugh, who was born in Mason County, W. Va., October 29, 1843, departed this life at her home in Bladen, Ohio on the evening of September 9th, 1926, at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Guthrie, pioneers of her native state.
     She was first married to Stephen Morton of Gallia County, ohio, in the year 1868 and to this union was born an only son, Ozora P. Morton, now residing at Detroit, Michigan. Her husband died September 25, 1871. Mrs. Waugh remained in widowhood for many years, and labored hard to support herself, her son and a foster daughter, who is now Mrs. W. A. Lanier of Crown City, Ohio.
     In the year 1884, she was married to Lemuel Vinton Waugh of Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, and they lived happily together until Mr. Waugh's death in March 1911. A son, Orva Waugh of Bladen, Ohio, was born to this union and since his father's death looked after his mother's welfare, sparing neither time nor effort to supply her with the necessary things of life. Also surviving are the following step-children: Lester Waugh of Toledo, Oregon; Sheridan Waugh of Gallipolis and Mrs. Isaac N. Clark of Route 4, Gallipolis, O. Twenty-four great grand children and 17 grand children also survive her.
     During her long sojourn here, Mrs. Waugh suffered many bodily afflictions, but bore them with patient Christian fortiture, not caring to burden the happiness of her friends with her own sorrows. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist church for many years and up to the time of her death lived the example of a consistent Christian and was always happy in the thought that some day her Journey would be done. Earth would be lost and Heaven won, that when the long, rough way was trod, she would behold the face of God. She always attended church services regularly whenever her health would permit and went about her daily duties in a quiet, reserved manner that was highly commendable. Through her kindness and goodness of heart, she won the esteem and friendship of those with whom she associated, and many eyes will be dimmed with tears when they reflect on her past life, fraught with so many kindly deeds.
     The community feels that a kind friend and good neighbor has [rest cut off]

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Waugh, Polly [Gardner]

Mrs. Charles E. Waugh Dies at Bladen
      Mrs. Polly Waugh, 61, widow of Charles E. Waugh, who died on Dec. 22, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 13, 1934, from a stroke of paralysis on New Year's day, at the family home near Bladen. Funeral services were Monday afternoon by Rev. Ira Sheets, burial in the King cemetery. Mrs. Waugh was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gardner. Three sons and a daughter survive their parents. They are Stanley and Denver Waugh and Mrs. Leon Brumfield, all of Ohio township, and Emory Waugh of Bidwell.

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 1934
Transcriber by Theresa E. Smith                                                                   Top of Page


Waugh, Rachel

DIED
     WAUGH - At the residence of her son, Vinton Waugh, in Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, on the morning of the 5th. of Feb. 1882, Rachel Waugh, at the age of 91 years.
     At the request of the relatives of this deceased mother, I will endeavor to say something in reference to her past life. She was married to George Waugh about the year 1811, at the age of 20 years. In the year 1816 they moved to Harrison Township and settled on the farm where her husband died in the year 1875. Since the death of her husband she lived with her children on the same farm.
     In the year 1822, she, with her husband, was baptized into the fellowship of what is now Providence Church (at that time an arm of Sandfork Baptist Church) by Elder John Lee, one of the first Baptist ministers that ever labored in Southern Ohio, consequently she lived in the service of her Master for 60 years.
     Mother Waugh was the oldest member belonging to Providence Church and as a church member, she was faithful. She was universally respected as a friend, faithful and true; as a neighbor, kind and obliging; as a Christian constant and earnest. May our loss be her gain.
     She leaves mourning on the shores of time three sons and one daughter, twenty-five living grandchildren and forty-five living great-grandchildren, together with a large circle of relatives and friends. She told some of her friends and relatives a short time before she died that she would soon leave them. No doubt she could say,

Farewell vain world, I'm going home,
My Savior smiles and bids me come;
Bright angels beckon me away,
To sing God's praise in endless day.
                                A. Clark

[Note: Buried in Waugh Cemetery in Harrison Township]

Gallipolis Journal
March 16, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Waugh, Rachel

Died At Advanced Age
     Mrs. Rachel Waugh, aged 84 years, died at her home in Bladen Thursday, February 19, after an illness of several weeks following an accident in which her hip was broken.
     She leaves her husband, Theodore Waugh, four daughters, Mrs. Ed Porter, Mrs. Rose Richie, Mrs. J. Blazer and Mrs. James Chick, and one son, Malcomb Angel.

Gallipolis Paper [no date available]
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Roy E.

Roy E. Waugh, World War I Vet, Died Wednesday
Was Gassed on Western Front, Never Fully Recovered
     Roy E. Waugh, who was gassed while serving his country in World War I in France, died Wednesday at the home on Gallipolis Route 2 (about two miles beyond Rodney and near the Hamrick place). He had long been ill and nearly helpless as a result of his war experiences.
     Decedent had entered his 51st. year, having been born in Ohio Township on May 22, 1896. He was a son of the late Alfred and Mary Smeltzer Waugh.
     After his return from army service, he married Mamie Forth of Clay Township. She survives him but they have no children. He is survived also by these brothers and sisters; Amos Waugh, Ashland, KY; John, Poe, Cooney, Lorten, Mrs. Grant Waugh, all of Bladen; William and Mrs. Lillie Holley, both of Gallipolis, while a brother and sister preceded him in death.
     When the foregoing lines were written this morning, funeral arrangements had not been completed. Coleman R. Halley is in charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 27, 1946

Waugh Rites at Ohio Chapel and M. Hill Cemetery
      Funeral services will be conducted for Roy E. Waugh at Ohio Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. J.E. Hakes. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by C.R. Halley.
     The statement in yesterday's paper that he had long been ill and nearly helpless appears now as an exaggeration to the reporter who has since talked to the bereaved widow, the former Mamie Forth.
     Waugh had been bedfast for six weeks and in poor health for more than a year and he attributed his bronchial ailment to the gassing he received in France in World War I.
     They had lived on the Garners Ford Road, off Route 35, the last three years, on the J.D. Reese farm, now owned by Dewey Haskins of Huntington. They moved there from the Wallace farm at Clipper Mills, Mrs. Waugh said.
     The body will be taken home at 3 p.m. today, where friends may call.

[Note: stone died 1946. Death Certificate born May 22, 1896; died June 26, 1946; 50 years 1 month and 4 days of age.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 28, 1946
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Waugh, Ruth B. [Smith]

     Ruth B. Waugh, 82, Rt. 2, Crown City, died Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1903, in Putnam County, W.Va., daughter of the late Elias and Matilda Sayre Smith, she was a member of King's Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover W., Waugh, in 1972, and by a son, a daughter, four brothers and five sisters.
     Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. William (Edith) Stapleton of Gallipolis, Mrs. Tom (Geraldine) Cummons of Gallipolis, Mrs. Sherman (Ruth Ann) Criner of Columbus, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Pinkerman of Springield, and Mrs. Joe (Kathleen) Rose of Crown City; three sons, Francis Waugh of Crown City, Grover Lee Waugh of Somerset, and Paul Waugh of Baltimore, Ohio, and 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in King's Chapel Church, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating Burial will be in King's Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gideons.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 28, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Waugh, Theodore

     Theodore Waugh, 88, died Wednesday morning, April 24, 1935, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Davis, in Harrison township. He had not been confined to his bed, but had been in an invalid condition for several weeks.
     Mr. Waugh was born where the Ohio township townhouse now stands, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Waugh, and is the last of their family. Mr. Waugh was twice married, first to Miss Mary Sowards,who became the mother of Mrs. Mamie Cox of near Greenfield. Wilbur Waugh of Huntington, George A Waugh of near Northup. He married again, but both wives preceded him in death.
     Mr. Waugh had served as justice of the peace and filled other township offices and his worth as a citizen was widely recognized. He had been a life-long member of the Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were Friday at Asbury church by Rev. Earl Cremens, burial following in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
April 24, 1935
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                         Top of Page


Waugh, Thomas Jefferson (Tobe)

Tobe Waugh Dead
     The Waugh Bottom community in Ohio township, lost one of its best citizens in the passing of Thomas Jefferson (Tobe) Waugh, on Friday, March 28, 1924. Mr. Waugh was born February 8, 1851, and was the youngest son of Thomas and Miriam (Sloan) Waugh, sturdy pioneers of that community.
     Five sons and five daughters, besides the deceased, constituted this large family. All of the children lived to manhood and womanhood with the exception of William S., and George E., who died in infancy. Eliza A., died at eleven, and James T., in early manhood. Mrs. Sarah Taylor and John H. were the next to be taken by death. Their eldest son, Marshall Clinton, died August 21, 1920, and another daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis died in Springhill, Kansas, a year or more ago. Mrs. Matilda Boggs of Racoon Island and Miss Mary F. Waugh, at home, are the only survivors of this large family.
     On Sept. 19, 1876, Mr. Waugh was united in marriage to Miss Viola Smith, daughter of the late Brice H. Smith of Guyan township. The whole period of their married life was spent in the home of Mrs. Waugh's parents and after they passed to the other world the old homestead fell to them and they have resided there ever since. Mr. Waugh's sister, Miss Mary was also a member of the household. Their children, Wilbur, Arius and Mrs. Anna Mooney were reared in the old home and they still reside in the near community. There are now fourteen grand children.
     In his early years Mr. Waugh engaged in the store business, but later turned his attention to farming and continued in that occupation until he was stricken with disease. All who knew Mr. Waugh will remember him as a kind neighbor obliging in many ways, a loving husband and father and especially devoted to the sister, with whom he spent the seventy years of his life. Mr. Waugh became seriously ill a few months ago and was taken to the hospital in Huntington, where he received the best of care, but medical skill and attention were of no avail. He realized his work on earth was done and expressed himself many times as being ready to meet his mother at the Heavenly gates. So he passed peacefully from this life.
     On Sunday afternoon his remains were followed by a large procession of friends, relatives and neighbors to the Swan Creek M. E. church, where the funeral rites were performed. Five hundred people paid their last tribute of respect to a good man and a kind neighbor. Rev. W. K. Riggs officated at the funeral and other ministers, Rev. E. L. Sheets, Rev. E. V. Creamears and Rev. John Tipton offered words of consolation to the bereaved families. Interment was made in the church cemetery by undertaker J. W. Stevers and son. E. A. Clark, W. F. Campbell, Sam Halley, J. C. Wills, A. J. Kennedy and W. L. Gilmore were the active pall bearers.

Gallipolis paper
March 28, 1924
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Waugh, Veva [Richie]

Waugh Funeral Tentatively Set for 2 [o'clock] Friday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Veva Waugh, of whose death was brief mention in Wednesday's Tribune, will be held at p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion in Ohio Township. However, the time was fixed tentatively, with the intention of resetting for a later hour or day, if necessary to accommodate a soldier son. Rev. E. V. Cremeens will officiate and interment will be made by C.R. Halley
     Mrs. Waugh, was a daughter of W.E. and Rose Angle Ritchie of Swan Creek. She was born nearly 49 years ago...May 25, 1894.
     Surviving children are Mrs. Arbeautis Houck, Justice Waugh and Calvin Waugh, who is stationed at Camp Wheeler, GA. There are also a sister and brother, Mrs. Virginia Pfeiffer and George Richie.
     Mrs. Waugh's death occurred in White Cross Hospital, Columbus, early Tuesday. She had been operated there last week for a brain tumor.
     The body, first brought to Halley's Mortuary, was removed at noon Wednesday to the home.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

OBITUARY
Mrs. Alva Waugh
So nigh is grandeur at our dust
So nigh to God to man
When duty whispers low "Thou Must"
Then Mother answers I can.

     In the hush of the early morning another wife and mother answered the call to the greatest duty of the human race and faced the inevitable conqueror of mortal life--death. Without a flinch of that noble character Mrs. Alva Waugh became victorious and triumphant in a greater field of life.
     Veva, the daughter of W.E. and Rose Angel Richie was born in Gallia County, Ohio May 25, 1894. And during the span of years that was her privilege to live never migrated far from the paternal homestead and through these years Mrs. Waugh, has had the pleasure and guidance of her father and mother, also one sister, Mrs. Virginia Pfeiffer and one brother, George Richie, still survive. Having lost one sister Bess and a brother Merill but now again are reunited forever.
     In early life under the ministry of Rev. Riggs, Mrs. Waugh accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, was baptized and became a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. In her daily life among her family and her intimate friends that noble lesson taught to her by her Master cast its reflections upon all with whom she came in contact and was a boon to their spirits when depressed as their burdens were lightened and their pathway directed upward and onward.
     On May 18, 1915, a young woman of almost twenty-one summers she was united in Holy Marriage to Alva Waugh and for more than quarter century, together they enjoyed each other's companionship, carried each other's load, rejoiced in each other's love and shared each other's sorrow.
     To this union came three bundles of God's love, Arbeautis (Mrs. John) Houck, Justine and Calvin and with their coming, Mrs. & Mrs. Waugh's home became a paradise or near to it as they could make it for their own, they forgot themselves, and lived for their children.
     Perhaps the greatest trial of Mrs. Waugh's life came at the time when her son answered his call to his country and if need be to pay his supreme sacrifice, yet with that affection of a noble soul, she gave though her heart was torn almost to bleeding.

[Note: Death Certificate..Vevie Waugh was born May 25, 1893; died March 9, 1943; 49 years 9 months and 14 days of age. Burial Swan Creek Cemetery]

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


Waugh, Viola [Smith]

Aged Mrs. Waugh Died Tuesday 7 P.M.
Rites at Swan Creek Church at 2 P.M. Tuesday
     Mrs. Viola A. Waugh, widow of Thomas J. Waugh, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at her home in Waugh Bottoms, Ohio Twp. (Bladen R. 1). Her age was 91 years, 4 months, 23 days and she had had an extended illness.
     She is survived by three children, Wilbur C. Waugh, Arius E. Waugh and Mrs. John T. Mooney, all of Bladen; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. There are three living brothers, W. R. Smith, Mercerville; Dr. H.M. Smith, Akron, and Joe Smith, Philadelphia. A sister, Mrs. Mary E. Notter died Aug. 29 in Huntington.
     Decedent was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Swan Creek Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial by F.L. Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 26, 1945
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Waugh, W. A.

Former Gallipolis Man Dies In Huntington
     W. A. Waugh, 88 years old, died Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Shelton in Huntington. Mr. Waugh was born in Gallipolis and moved to a farm at Ona, W. Va., about thirty six years ago. The body will be taken to Ona for burial following funeral services at 1 p.m. at his daughter's residence, where he had made his home for several months.
     He is survivied by two daughters, two sons, four sisters and three brothers. Two sisters live in this county, Mrs. Sherman Hazlett, of Bladen and Mrs. T. J. Wetherhold, of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 23, 1929
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Waugh, Wayne

     Wayne Waugh, aged 55, who lived 1-1/2 miles back of Swan Creek, died about 11 o'clock Monday of appendicitis. He was operated on four weeks before to a day, but the appendix could not be removed owing to adhesions and it seems that proper drainage from the diseased organ could not be obtained.
His distressing illness and untimely death occasioned deep sorrow. Wayne Waugh was a big hearted man, kind and indulgent to his family, and good to everybody he knew. He will be missed in Ohio Tp., where the abiding sympathy of all goes out to the disconsolate widow and the orphaned children. He was the father of fourteen, of whom nine survive--James, Charles, Grover, Emmett, Arius, John, Mary Belle, Mrs. Emmett Fraley and Mrs. Virgil Waugh. He is also survived by one brother, Jesse Waugh, and one sister, Mrs. Mettie Green.
     The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the Masons, Rev. Ira Sheets officiating. Burial in the King graveyard by Undertaker J. W. Stevers.

[Note: 180 - 1916 from stone and funeral record died 29 August 1916]

Gallipolis paper
1916
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                        Top of Page


Waugh, Wealthy [Lusher]

DEATH
Mrs. Wealthy Waugh
     Mrs. Wealthy Waugh, the highly esteemed wife of John H. Waugh of Swan Creek, died last Wednesday with consumption, aged 84 years. She was the daughter of Mr. John L. Lusher of Mercerville. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. S.S. Denney. Hayward and Son furnished the casket.

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


Waugh, Wilbur C.

Wilbur C. Waugh Died at 2:30 A.M.
     Wilbur C. Waugh, whose life span of 69 years was spent in the Bladen community, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital.  He had been seriously ill only since Monday and was brought to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July Fourth, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles Lusher in charge.  Burial will be at Mound Hill by C.R. Halley.
     Friends will be received at the bereaved home after 1 p.m. Thursday.
     Mr. Waugh is survived by his wife, Maude (Ritchie) Waugh; a daughter, Mrs. Lee Saum of Columbus; two sons, Glenn of Columbus and Ralph of Gallipolis.  There are a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter; also a brother, Arius Waugh of Bladen, and a sister, Mrs. T.J. Mooney of Crown City.
     Decedent was a member of the...[Note: rest of article has been cut off.]

[Note from stone: 1877-1947]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Waugh, Wilbur Hayes

     Wilbur Hayes Waugh, native of Gallia County, who resided at 3141 Rt. 60, Huntington, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday in Cabell-Huntington hospital. He had been a patient there for 10 days following surgery. Mr. Waugh was a building contractor and had been a resident of Huntington for 52 years.
     Mr. Waugh was born in Ohio twp. on June 25, 1876, the son of the late Theodore and Mary Sowards Waugh. His marriage to Bertha A. King took place on Sept. 4, 1904, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 1960. Survivors are two sons, Lawrence of Huntington and Verlin of Vero Beach, Fla. There are two grand and two great-children. Two sisters who survive are Mrs. John (Cora) Davis of Patriot and Mrs. John (Mayme) Cox of Mt. Victory, O. A son, Arnold and two brothers, George and Elva Waugh preceded him in death.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date of publication--died 18 August 1961
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Waugh, Worthy

Worthy Waugh Of Crown City Died Today
     Worthy Waugh, 67, a World War 1 veteran, retired school teacher and railroad worker, died at 6 a.m. today in Holzer hospital.  He had been ill for a week and had been hospitalized for two days.  He resided on Rt. 2 Crown City.
     Mr. Waugh was born Dec. 8, 1894 in Ohio twp., to the late Jesse G. and Laura Alberta Gardner Waugh.  He never married. After his graduation from Rio Grande College he taught in Ohio twp., schools.  Later he retired from teaching and was employed at the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad shops in Huntington.
He is survived by a sister and brother, Mrs. John (Belva) Campbell, Lower River Rd., and Alva Waugh of Bladen.  A brother and two sisters who preceded him in death were Homer, Ann Waugh and Mrs. Wealthy Lewis.
     Mr. Waugh was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church at Bladen and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: Born:  Dec. 8, 1894; Died: 1962

Unknown publication and date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Waugh, Zimroad [Parr]

IN MEMORIAM
     Zimroad Parr Waugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Parr, was born in Meigs Co., O., Oct. 25th, 1837. She was united in marriage to M. C. Waugh, Jan. 31st, 1855. To this union three children were born -- Dr. D. Q. Waugh, of Middleport, O., Sarah Z. died Oct. 18th, 1865, and Maxey H. died March 18th, 1904. One grandchild, Mrs. Floyd Castoe of Middleport, O.
     Mrs. Waugh united with Mt. Zion Baptist church in 1856, and ever lived a faithful follower of the cause of Christ. Her Christian life was not made up of public acts, but consisted of deeds, love and kindness, fulfilling the words of the Master, who said “Let not thy left hand know what thy right doeth”. For five long months she suffered great pain, but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude, until she heard a welcome voice say, “it is enough, come up higher”. The end came peacefully March 14th, 1915. She will be greatly missed in the family circle, especially by her companion, as they had trod life’s pathway together for 60 years.
     Pall bearers were Wilbur and Arius Waugh, Floyd Castoe, Homer Small, Luther Qualls, C. Woodrum. Service by Rev. Ira J. Sheets and burial by Undertaker Stevers, of Mercerville, in Swan Creek Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 17, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Waugh, Zimroad [Parr]

Mrs. M. C. Waugh Dead
     Mrs. Zimroade (Parr) Waugh, wife of Marshall C. Waugh, passed away at her home on Waugh Bottom Sunday, after an illness of many months. She had been an invalid for several years.
     The funeral was held at Swan Creek Chapel, Monday P. M. conducted by Undertaker Stevers of Mercerville. Sermon by Rev. Ira J. Sheets and was attended by her son Dr. D. Q. Waugh and family of Middleport. She was a good woman known for her generosity and kindness to the poor. This is the third funeral at Swan Creek Chapel within the week--the other two being Mrs. McCalla and Mrs G. W. Ritchie.

[Note: Mrs. Zimroade (Parr) Waugh, 1837-1915 is buried in Swan Creek Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1915
Transcribed by Karen Strojin