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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                   
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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, John L.

Funeral Will Occur Today
John L. Warren Will be Buried at Mercerville, O.
     John L. Warren, a [unreadable word] citizen of Gallia county, O., who recently moved to this city and who was the aged father of V. J. Warren, a well known East End merchant, died at his home on Twentieth street at an early hour Wednesday morning after an illness which continued for several weeks.
     Mr. Warren was born in this county in 1843 and spent the greater part of his early life in this vicinity, though he later moved to Gallia county, O, and resided at Mercerville until he moved back to West Virginia a few months ago.
     He was married in 1875 to Miss Lavina Clark and to them seven children were born five of whom still survive.  Mr. Warren was a christian who having been converted in 1895 at Mercerville. He had a wide circle of friends in this part of the valley who do really regret to hear of his death.
     The funeral services will be conducted at Mercerville, O., this afternoon at 2 o’clock. --  Huntington Dispatch, Nov. 22d.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 23, 1906
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


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, 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


Warrener, Pharaby Adeline  [Beasley]

Death of Mrs. Warrener
     Mrs. Pharaby Adeline Warrener, wife of Dr. Charles Warrener, the veterinarian, now a resident of Portsmouth, died this Wednesday morning at 6:30 o’ clock, November 12, 1902, at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Merriman on Garfield avenue.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at Mr. Merriman’s at 2 p.m., Friday by Rev. L. L. Magee, the burial following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. The pall bearers selected for the occasion are Messrs. J. T. Hanson, E. E. Ellsworth, A. F. Lasley, J. C. Ingels, A. A. Lyon and Joseph Mullineux.
     H. A. Beasley, her brother, of Marietta, Mrs. Lydia Clark  and Mrs. Julia Patterson, of Amesville, Athens county, and Mrs. Flora Wenzel, sisters, of Pittsburg, are here to pay the last tribute of respect.
     Mrs. Warrener was the daughter of Isaac Beasley, of Athens county, and was about 49 years old. She was united in marriage with Dr. Warrener in September 1873 and she became the mother of Dr. A. B. Warrener, of Marietta, Mrs. Otto Lasley and Mrs. W. K. Merriman of this city. They moved here from Athens county and resided here eight years ago. Her health has been failing for a long time, and about four weeks ago she came here to visit her daughters and the intention was to go to Marietta and Athens to visit relatives there, but she grew so much worse after coming here that it became impossible for her to do so, her death being caused by consumption, the result of a siege of pneumonia.      
     She was of an amiable nature, loving and kind, a devoted christian, a member of Bigelow M. E. Church, of Portsmouth and was idolized by her family who will have the profound sympathy of our entire community.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 12, 1902
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


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


Warth, Robert

     Mr. Robert Warth, the subject of this notice, died in this city, November 19th, 1868, aged 73 years and 10 months. He was born in Marietta, January, 1795—his father was killed by the Indians on the 10th of May, 1794. He was selected by Mr. Joseph Holden, a prominent merchant of Marietta, as an active, promising youth, taken into his store where he remained until his friend and patron associated him in business, establishing a firm in Gallipolis, 1817, which co-partnership existed about fourteen years—and it is due to his memory to say that as long as he continued merchandising exclusively, he prospered and gained wealth in an unexampled manner.
     Subsequently, by misplaced confidence and the interested advice of various persons, he was induced to largely extend his business by the purchase and erection of mills, build and run steamboats, and to open new stores in various places, in all of which, he found himself irretrievably ruined, and the profits of his early industry and thrift sacrificed to pay the losses in all his after speculations. He leaves a widow, four sons and a daughter, to mourn his demise.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 26, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


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, George

Burns Prove Fatal
     Mr. George Washington, who was so badly burned yesterday while burning brush for John Rodgers, died this Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock aged 97 years.

[Note: Buried in Pine St. Cemetery – no stone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday February 25, 1909
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


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, Eugene Morris

Eugene Watson Of Columbus Dies Saturday
    
Eugene Morris Watson, 78, a former resident of Cheshire and retired custodian of the Cheshire school, passed away this morning in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Martha Watson, and his wife, Julia Swisher Watson, in 1954. Surviving is a daughter, Kathryn of Newark, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Watson was a member of the Cheshire Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Betz officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

Gallia Times
Saturday, June 6, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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, Keziah [Crooks]

     WATSON - At her home near Swan Creek, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 11th day of March, 1882, Mrs. Keziah Watson. She was a daughter of William and Ellner [sic] Crooks, and the wife of Hiram Watson. She was converted and joined the M. E. Church in 1838, and lived a faithful member until death. In her life she was deeply pious. In death she was very peaceful and happy. She was loved by all who knew her. Brother Watson has the sympathy of a host of friends.  P. H.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday March 23, 1882
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


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, Sylvester

     Died, in Addison township, October 11th, 1869, Sylvester Watson; aged 38 years, 2 months, 17 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
November 4, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


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, Walter

     Died, at his residence, in Addison township, on Tuesday evening, August 11th, 1868, Mr. Walter Watson; aged 65 years, 2 months, 5 days. The deceased was born in Columbia county, in the State of New York, and came to Gallia county, Ohio, about the year 1819, and there resided until called to go home to his blessed Savior.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 27, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


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, James Franklin

Aged Resident Dies; Funeral At 2 Today
     James Franklin Watts, who was in his 85th year, died at 7 o’clock Christmas morning at the home of his son, T. T. Watts at Crown City. He had been ill for five weeks.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at Good Hope Baptist church with Rev. John Hall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by Stevers Funeral Service.
     Mr. Watts is survived by several sons. In addition to the one at whose home he died, T. T.,
They are: Moranda and Garfield of Crown City, John of Gallipolis, Albert of Pennsylvania, William and Homer of Huntington. He also leaves one brother, Moses Watts of Lawrence county. His wife, Matilda Watts and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Pinkerman and Lecta, preceded him in death.

[Note: Sept. 23, 1854 – Dec. 25, 1938; Age 84 yrs. 3 mos. 2 das. He was the son of John & Ester Bostic Watts. His wife was the former Matilda Powers.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 27, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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.

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, 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 [Erit]

Mrs. Waugh of Northup Dies at Age 80
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Anna Waugh, 80, of near Northup, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient a little less than a week. Her husband, George A. Waugh, is also a patient in the same hospital, where he is reported to be in serious condition.
     Mrs. Waugh was born in Perry Township, Gallia County, June 29, 1873, and had spent her entire life in the same community. She was the daughter of Henry and Henrietta Wood Erit, and on Jan. 15, 1896, was married to Mr. Waugh, farmer of the Northup area. Their only child died in infancy.
     A brother, George Erit of Northup survives, the only other living relatives being several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Van Pelt, died last August; and two brothers, Noah and Reuben, died earlier. At one time, Mr. and Mrs. Waugh operated a general store, and were interested in other ventures besides farming.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the C. J. Waugh funeral home, in charge of the Rev. W. H. Green.  Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, until the hour of the services. Pallbearers will be Hollis Wood, J. E. Murray, Lawrence Waddell, Wilbur Waddell, A. M. Waugh and John S. Smith.

[Note: Jan. 29, 1873 - Feb. 8, 1953 per death certificate]

Athens Messenger
Monday, February 9, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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

     Died, at his residence in Harrison Township, Gallia county, O., on the 20th day of November, 1875, of jaundice, after an illness of near three months, George Waugh, in the 90th year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 2, 1874
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


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
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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
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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
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Waugh, Lyla [Beaver]

     Lyla Beatrice Waugh, 82, Crown City, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 1995 at the home of her daughter, Connie Johnson. She was a member of Victory Church. Born Jan. 31, 1913 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Rebecca McCormick Beaver. She married Amel Edger “Conie” Waugh in 1929 in Gallia County and he preceded her in death.
     Survivors include five sons, William E. Waugh of Gallipolis, Clarence “Bill” Waugh of Warren and Harland “Bub” Waugh, Amel L. Waugh and Merrill R. Waugh, all of Crown City; six daughters, Mary L. Curry of San Housa, Calif., Karen J. Brownell of Gallipolis, and Inez McGuire, Beatrice Johnson, Fern Mooney and Connie K. Johnson, all of Crown City; 44 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, John L. Waugh; two brothers, Ray and Bay Beaver; and four sisters, Theo Clark, Nellie Swain, Ruby Call and Delphia Fern Beaver; and two grandchildren.
     Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service, which will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Victory Church with the Rev. Gary Warner officiating.
Burial will be in the King Chapel Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1995
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


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, Oral V.

WAUGH SERVICES
     GALLIPOLIS -Services for Oral V. Waugh, 89, of Eureka Star Route, who died Friday morning in Holzer Medical Center, will be Monday, 1 p.m. in the Mount Zion Church. The Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate and burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Born in Harrison Twp. In Gallia County, he was a son of Lemuel and Nanna Guthrie Waugh. His wife, Georgia McKean, died in 1971. Mr. Waugh operated a grocery store and the post office at Eureka for 22 years. He was the oldest member of the Mount Zion Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Gallipolis.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Ernestine) Bright, Eureka, and Mrs. Gerald (Elizabeth) Wright, Sandusky; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and a son, a sister and five brothers.
     Masonic services will be conducted today at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. by the Gallipolis Lodge. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 8, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


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


Waugh, Thomas Jefferson

Death of T. J. Waugh
    
Mr. T. J. Waugh of Swan Creek died at his home this (Friday) morning, Mar. 28, 1924, after a long illness. Mr. Waugh leaves his widow, two sons, Wilbur and A. E. and one daughter, Mrs. Anna Mooney and one sister, Miss Mary Waugh, who has always made her home with him.
     He was a prominent farmer and leaves many friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion Church Sunday at 2 p.m.

[Note: 2/8/1851 - 3/28/1924, Age 73 yrs. 2 mos. 20 das.; He was the son of Thomas & Miriam Slone Waugh.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 28, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    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, Wilber C.

     Waugh, Wilbur C., 69, Bladen; died Wednesday in Holzer Hospital after a long illness; survived by his wife, Mrs. Maud (Ritchie) Waugh, a daughter, Mrs. Lee Saum, Columbus, and Ralph of Gallipolis; a brother Arius Waugh, Bladen,  and a sister, Mrs. T. J. Mooney of Crown City; funeral at Mt. Zion Baptist Church; burial at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Saturday Times Sentinel
Saturday, July 05, 1947
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


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