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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

Wears, Beulah [Long]

     Beulah Marie Doss Wears, 81, 415 Fourth Avenue, Kanauga, died Sunday at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1908 in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late Matt Long and Thelma (Wallace) Long Yorke.
     She is survived by two daughters, Goldie Estep of Rowlett, TX and Elizabeth Drennin of Marietta, OK; one son, James "Pete" Doss of Nashville, TN; two step-daughters, Margurete Engle of South Side, WV and Mrs. Virginia Hansley of Pickerington, Ohio; one step-son Emanuel Wears of Pliny; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Stover of Florida and Mrs. Edna Wray of Apple Grove; one half-sister, Mrs. Orma Barker of Glenwood, WV; three half-brothers, Matthew Long and Bob Long, both of Ashton, WV and Max Long of Ohio; step-father, Bruce Yorke, of Columbus; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
     Joint services will be held for Mrs. Wears and her daughter, Audrey Foster, Friday, 11 a.m at the Heck Funeral Home in Milton, with the Rev. Richard Black and the Rev. Charles Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fraziers Bottom. Friends may call Thursday, 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

[Note: died Sept. 24, 1989...Audrey Doss Foster 58, born Oct. 26, 1930 in Mason County, WV, daughter of Everett E Doss and Beulah Doss Wears died Sunday at the home of her mother and step-father, 415 Fourth Avenue, Kanagua. No indication in obits as to why Mother, Daughter and Step-Father all died on same day.]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 28, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wears, Marvin

    Marvin W. Wears, 94, 415 Fourth Avenue, Kanauga, died Sunday at his home. Born Sept. 5, 1895, in Pliny, he was the son of the late Frank and Iva (Coleman) Wears. Also preceding him in death were two wives, Lena Gay (Dunn) Wears and Beulah Marie (Doss) Wears; step-daughter, Audrey Foster; two daughters, three sisters; eight brothers; one granddaughter; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
     He is survived by two daughters, Margurete Engel of South Side, WV and Mrs Virginia Hansley of Pickerington, Ohio; one son, Emanuel Wears of Pliny; half-sister, Lena Mackey of Naperville, IL; one step-son, James "Pete" Doss of Nashville, TN; two step-daughters, Goldie Estep of Rowlett, TX and Elizabeth Drennin of Marietta, OK; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
     A World War I Veteran,he was a member of the Siloam Church. He was a former employee of the Marietta Company and was a retired farmer.
     Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Pliny with the Rev. Marlin Campbell. Burial will be in the Siloam cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #23. Friends may call Friday, 6-9 p.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

[Note: died Sept. 24, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 28, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Weaver, Leslie Caroline

     Infant Leslie Caroline Weaver, daughter of Jason and Susan Weaver of Crown City, Ohio, died Dec. 29, 2005 in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Private graveside service will be Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in Old Mercerville Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W. Va.

Sunday Times Sentinel
January 1, 2006
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Weaver, Mary Louise [Strother]

Mrs. Weaver Dead
     The many friends of Mrs. Mary Louise Strother Weaver will be pained to learn of her death, which occurred this Saturday morning at 3:12 o’clock. She was the daughter of Samuel and Fanny Strother who were among the most highly esteemed citizens of this city.
     In 1882 she married Henry C. Lindsay, of Portsmouth, O., with whom she lead an ideal life in Chicago for sixteen years. In 1904 she became the wife of John Quincy Weaver, a prominent citizen of Portsmouth, O. After his death, a year later, she returned to the homestead where she continued to reside until her death from a complication of diseases, after an illness of one month.
     She was a woman of sterling qualities of mind and soul and will be missed by a large circle of friends, to whom her presence was a blessing and a benediction. She has left the world a better place because she has lived in it. The shadow caused by her passing is lightened by the memory of her lovely Christian character which enabled her to bear her sufferings with resignation and to face death with the calm assurance that she would meet her Pilot face to face when she had “crossed the bar.”
     She is survived by three sisters to whom the sympathy of the community goes out in their bereavement. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 715 Third avenue, Wednesday afternoon at half past two o’clock. Requieseat in peace.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 30, 1911

Weaver, Mary [Strother]

     Mrs. Mary Strother Weaver, a respected colored woman, died at her home on Third Avenue last Saturday morning. She was the widow of the late J. Q. Weaver of Portsmouth. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, January 4, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Weaver, Paulina [Jones]

Mrs. A.R. Weaver Dies After Brief Illness
Funeral Services Will Be Held Sunday Afternoon
     Death came to Mrs. Paulina Weaver shortly after midnight Thursday at her home on 2nd Ave., following an illness of only a few days. Mrs. Weaver had been in her usual health until the latter part of last week, having returned about two weeks ago from a visit in Columbus with her daughter, Mrs. Sweet. Saturday night she suffered a slight stroke and on Monday it was followed by another after which she failed rapidly. She was almost 76 years old, having been born Feb. 20, 1852, in Montgomery County, Virginia.
     When a small child she came to Gallipolis to live and as Paulina Jones, she was married, Mar. 4, 1870 to Andrew R. Weaver. Mr. Weaver passed away in Feb. 1924, just a few months after the celebration of their golden wedding. Since her marriage, Mrs. Weaver had lived on the spot where she peacefully passed away. Here she raised a fine family to which she was always devoted. Six children survive: Mrs. James Goddard of Charleston, Mrs. D.B. Klingle of Huntington, Mrs. W.H.Sweet of Columbus, Mrs. J.P. Martin, Charles and John H. Weaver of this city, all of whom were with her when the end came. Six grandchildren also survive.
     She had been a member of Grace M.E. church since she was 14 years of age. Rev. A.H. Beardsley will conduct the funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at her late home. Burial will be in Pine street cemetery under the instruction of W.N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 30, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Weaver, William

     A very distressing accident occurred at the upper landing on last Tuesday, by which a very worthy young man lost his life. The facts are as follows: A young man by name of William Weaver had been in the employ of the Government, taking care of horses at the stables. That evening he drove a water cart to the river, and the horse becoming unmanageable, backed into the river beyond his depth. Young Weaver jumped from the cart on the horse, and once or twice rose to the surface, but finally both horse and rider sunk [sic] to rise no more.      The horse and cart were found the same evening, but up to the hour of going to press the body of Mr. Weaver has not been recovered. He was aged about 22 years, of a very gentle, amiable disposition, and beloved by all who knew him. His aged parents and friends have the sympathy of our citizens in their affliction and loss, which is to them irreparable. We hope it may prove a warning to others of our young men who are in the habit of driving these water carts, and also to the superintendents of the stables, that they allow no baulky [sic] restive horse to be used for that purpose.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 20, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Katherine Perry Webb

Mrs. Webb Dies After Long Illness Funeral Thursday
     Mrs. Katherine Perry Webb died Monday afternoon at her home at Ewington after an illness which had
sickened her over a period of two years. She was the daughter of the late David and Jane Shenefield. Two sons and two daughters survive. David Shenefield of Crestline, Robert Barry of Columbus, Mrs. Bertha McClaskey of Salem and Mr. Nellie Willis of Barberton. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Millie Jenkins of Xenia and a brother West Shenefield of Vinton. Mrs. Webb would have been seventy-one years old Nov. 28. She was born in Gallia county and her entire life was spent in the community where she died.
     She was twice married, in her youth to William Barry and at his death to Marcellus Webb, who died last December. She was a member of Pine Grove M.E. Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ewington M.E. Church by Rev. J. Stephenson. Burial will follow in Pine Grove cemetery by Butler McCoy service of Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1938
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Webster, Bettie

     Miss Bettie Webster, a former teacher for years in the Public Schools, was taken very ill Monday night and this morning was thought to be dying from a paralytic stroke. Miss Webster is a daughter of the late Daniel Webster, an old colored man of high reputation. She is widely and favorably known and her condition will be greatly regretted by all.
     Later: Miss Webster died just before noon. Her death will be a shock to a large number of people by whom she was greatly liked. The Tribune man met her at the Adams Express office Monday, when she seemed to be in perfect health. She was near 70 years of age, we think, at least past 65, and was esteemed by all who knew her. Hayward & Son have charge of the remains. We will have further particulars of her life Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 8, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Webster, Betty

     Mrs. Betty Webster, well known in Gallipolis, died at her home in Flag Springs, Ohio, Sunday morning at 2 o'clock. Her funeral will be on Wednesday at Flag Springs.

[Note: Listed as 'Bethaliza Webster' on the cemetery entry page. born 1834, died 1924, buried in Webster Cemetery, Walnut Township] 

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1924
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Webster, D.G.

     D. G. (Del) Webster died Saturday at his home in Huntington at the age of 71. Mr. Webster was a native of Gallia County and leaves several relatives in the county. Dr. Joe Webster, of Dam 26, is a brother. He is also survived by his widow, four daughters and two sons. Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday morning after which the body was brought back for burial in the family burying ground near Flag Springs.

[Note by H.E., this is Webster Cemetery in Walnut Township.]

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


Webster, Jacob

Squire Jacob Webster Dies Here Sunday P.M.
Oldest Of Living Webster Brothers
Funeral at 2 [o'clock] Wednesday Flag Springs

     Jacob L. Webster, whose long illness in the Holzer Hospital has been watched with much concern by friends and relatives, passed away shortly after noon Sunday. He had submitted to a second operation to relieve a bladder trouble on Friday and a blood transfusion had been given following the operation.
     Mr Webster, who was familiarly known as Squire through his long service as Justice of the Peace, was in his seventy-fourth year. He was the oldest of the living children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Betty) Stewart Webster of Walnut Township and his home was over the Lawrence County line but not far distant from the old family homestead near Flag Springs. His forebears were among the prominent pioneer families of rural Gallia County and he was a man of highest integrity and highly esteemed by all who knew him.
     He married Nina Justice of near Arabia and she, with a son and four daughters, survives. They are Willard at home, Mrs. Gus (Mayme) Rutt of Walnut Township, Mrs. Ernest (Darlene) Wilson and Mrs. Carlyle (Lola) Hatfield of Springfield and Mrs. Henry (Mabel) Gothard of Gallipolis. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Emma Patterson of Cadmus and three brothers, Dr. Dan Webster of Ironton; Dr. J.G. Webster of Dam 26 and Noah Webster who lives on the old home place.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Flag Springs Church, Rev. O.E. Hall of Wellston M.E. Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Webster Family Burying Ground by W.W. Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: Death Certificate...Jacob Luther Webster born Jan. 11, 1862; died Oct. 27, 1935; aged 73 years, 9 months and 16 days. Parents: Jacob Gaskil Webster (born PA) and Betty Stewart.]

Gallipolis Paper
Oct., 1935
From the Debbie Carter Evans Collection
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Webster, Joseph S.

Dr. Joe Webster Died Sunday A.M. At His Home Above Eureka
Funeral Is Set For 2 Tuesday; Interment Here
     Dr. Joseph S. Webster, last of Gallia County's rural doctors, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at his home on Route 7 between Eureka and Raccoon Island.  He was 73 years old and had been suffering from a heart condition for several years.
     On account of his physical condition Doctor Webster had ceased to respond to calls but advised and administered to patients who came to his home.
     He was a man of commanding physique, successful as a practitioner, and had acquired a competence.  He had valuable properties in Gallipolis.
     Doctor Webster was born at Flag Springs, Walnut Twp., and was a son of Jacob and Betheliza Stewart Webster.  He was graduated from Miami Medical College in 1899.  He began practice in Waterloo but at that time lived in the Gallia County end of that village.
     Surviving him are his widow, Elizabeth Evans Webster; two sons, John M., at home and in charge of the farm, and Morris L., a druggist at Athens.  Another son died in 1910.  There are three grandchildren, Anne, daughter of John M.; Joe M. and Carol, son and daughter of Morris L.; and two brothers, Dr. Daniel J. Webster of Ironton and Noah Webster, living on the old family homestead.
     Brief funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home, with Rev. E.L. Miller of Chester, Ohio in charge. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: from stone: 1874 - 1947]

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


 

Webster, Mildred [Brumfield]

     Mildred Webster, 61, Miramar, FL, died at noon Sunday in Hollywood Memorial Hospital, Hollywood, FL. She had been in failing health for several weeks.
     She was a retired accountant for the Treasury Department Stores, Division of the J.C. Penney Corp. in Hollywood, FL. She retired in December, 1977. Since her retirement, Mrs. Webster had been employed by the Inter-Global Corp. of Hollywood.
     She was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Huntington, WV, daughter of the late Loren Brumfield and Lenna Notter Brumfield, who survives and resides in Miramar. She was married to Theodore Webster.
Mrs Webster attended Huntington Business College and Marshall University. She was employed several years in Gallipolis by Bob Rees Pontiac.
     Local survivors include an aunt, Mrs. Nancy Saunders and uncle, Harold Notter. Two cousins, C. Leon Saunders and Jane Ann Lewis, all of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Ronald Saunders, Brent Saunders, Jeff Lewis, Terry Lewis, Vince Hill and Bobby Hood.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sept. 5, 1978 [Page 2, Column 4]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wedemyer, Edward

     Mr. Edward Wedemyer, making his home with his son Henry in Walnut Township, died last Saturday morning. He was about 80 years of age and had been ill with Bright's disease for the past two years.
     Rev. Schellenger, of Columbus, conducted the funeral services Monday morning, and the burial took place in the lutheran Church graveyard near Klages.
     The deceased came to this country from Germany in 1862. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fred Klages and Mrs. Robt. H. Meyer, and two sons, Messrs. Fred and Henry Wedemyer.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOB as 1820 and DOD as 1903 with burial in German-Ridge Cemetery in Walnut Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 24, 1903
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Wedemeyer, Lottie [Holschuw]

     Mrs. Lottie Wedemeyer, 91, a native of Willowwood and who spent most of her life in Walnut twp., died at 12:15 a.m. today in the Parkwood Nursing Home in Columbus. She had been in failing health for 10 years.
She was born at Willowwood on April 14, 1871, the daughter of William and Phoebe Mootz Holschuw. Her marriage to Henry Wedemeyer took place in September, 1902 and he preceded her in death in 1936.
Survivors are a son and daughter, Walter Wedemeyer of Gallipolis, and Mrs. William (Freda) Jenkins of Columbus. There are six grand and 10 great-grandchildren. A surviving sister is Miss Lena Holschuw of Springfield.
     Mrs. Wedemeyer was a member of the German Ridge Lutheran Church and services will be held there at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. C. T. Langholz of Columbus will officiate; burial will be in the German Ridge cemetery under direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p. m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Jack Rodgers, Henry Jenkins, Ray Wede[meyer] [missing text] Long and Marlin Wedemeyer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday April 16, 1962
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Weed, James T.

James T. Weed, Engineer, Dies Suddenly In Columbus
Long, Honorable, Useful Career Ended This Morning---Born In Springfield Tp. 89 Years Ago
     James T. Weed, who served Gallia county faithfully and well as county surveyor for more than 16 years at two different periods during the past half century, died unexpectedly at his home in Briggsdate near Columbus this morning. The announcement came to The Tribune from his son, John Merrill Weed, an associate in the direction of the Ohio Engineering Experiment Station on the Ohio State University Campus.
     The venerable and favored engineer had been known to be in failing health for several months past, but he had [undeciferable text]about as well as usual yesterday, and with his wife had gone for a drive with his son and duaghter-in-law to the Columbus airport last evening. Upon his return he complained of feeling weak and this morning his wife found him dying when she arose at about 7 o'clock.

To Hold Rites Here
     Services will be held at the home of his son, 1674 Andover Road, Columbus, Tuesday evening and the funeral at Gallipolis Wednesday afternoon, but no further details were given.
     First elected as surveyor in November, 1888, Mr. Weed had a distinguished career as a surveyor and engineer as well as a teacher and scholar. He succeeded William R. White, father of Judge W. R. White, and was re-elected again and again until 1896 when he moved to Colorado. During that period agitation for turnpikes arose and it was he who started the work on these first improved highways in February, 1894, when the average cost per mile was $3,000. It was also during that period that he planned and supervised the construction of the first brick pavement in Gallipolis on Fourth avenue and Pine street, a job which stood until only a few years ago when Pine street was re-built and Fourth avenue underwent extensive repairs.
     He remained in the west for a decade or more and upon his return to Gallia county was again elected surveyor in 1911, serving continously until 1918.
     He was probably the first to use a transit in Gallia county, his predecessors having done their work with a compass.
     His work and life was probably best epitomized in his own words when, in a talk before the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society in 1934 (published in The Tribune of June 28 and July of that year), he said:
     "My aim was always to get as good work as possible for the taxpayers' money. I didn't loaf on the job, and I couldn't endure to see others on the payroll slighting their work or idling their time. Often I would spend all day on a survey, and then work at my office on the plat or grade until late at night. My light was a flickering gas jet high overhead. For these really double days I never asked nor received extra compensation."
     He was born February 2, 1852, on a farm in Springfield tp. the son of James Tracy and Cynthia Cherrington Weed who reared a family of ten children. On Novemeber 18, 1891, he married Effa Williams and to them were born two children: Merrill, already mentioned, and Mrs. Jack Eubanks (Grace) of Cleveland.
     Following his common schooling he attended the old Ewington Academy, the National Normal at Lebanon and Rio Grande College.

[Note: burial in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis Twp., Gallia County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 2, 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


Weed, Dr. Truman Resolon

Dr. Weed Dead
A Well Known Physician Passed Away at Cheshire
     Dr. T. R. Weed, a well known physician of Cheshire, died Thursday afternoon at his home at that place, aged 67 years, 2 months and 5 days.
     Dr. Weed was born at Freedom, Waldo county, Maine, and is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. John Hodge of Middleport and Miss Anna of Cheshire. One brother, A. D. Weed, of Pomeroy, and three sisters, Mrs. Billings of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Whitten of San Francisco and Mrs. Gillman of Oklahoma, also survive.
     The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Cheshire Saturday.

[Note: Nov. 23, 1847 – Jan. 28, 1915. He was the son of Adam & Jane Atis Weed. He married Caroline M. VanGilder on June 19, 1870 in Gallia Co., Ohio. He is buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 30, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Weed, Tracy H.

     Tracy H. Weed died May 12th, 1869, was born in the State of New York, December 2d, 1811, and came to Gallia county, Ohio, in 1821. He was married to Cynthia Cherington—his now bereaved wife, August 30th, 1835. He joined the M. E. Church about thirty years ago, and found peace in believing in Jesus. He was faithful in all the duties of a Christian, kind as a husband, affectionate but firm as a father, kind and most obliging as a neighbor. His afflictions were long and painful, yet enduring as seeing him, who is visible, frequently singing the praises of God, he rests in Heaven. His funeral was preached from Psa. 2, 3,4 to his numerous friends who had met to pay their last respects to one that they had known so long and so favorably. May they all meet him in Heaven. M. D. Vaughn.

The Gallipolis Journal
May 13th, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Weed, Truman

Died of the Grip
     Truman, brother of Rev. S.J. Weed, of Middleport, died of la grippe, at the home of the latter, Saturday morning, about 3 o'clock. He was 34 years and 7 months old. When four he suffered with a long and severe attack of typhoid fever from which he had hardly recovered, when he took whooping cough. After recovering from these he was found to have curvature of the spine which produced quite a deformity of his chest, and rendered his health delicate ever after.
     He got a good education and taught several terms of school. He took a regular course in book-keeping and penmanship, and followed commerical book keeping several years. In early life he united with the M.E. church. He was very conscientious and was always ready for what seemed to be his duty.
     He was the youngest of eleven children and is the first to die. He left his home near Kerr's Station, Gallia Co., on Monday, December 25 in usual health, visited at Gallipolis, Monday. Tuesday he came to Middleport to visit, not feeling quite well when he arrived, thought he had taken a cold, but found he had the grippe, which soon did its fatal work. On Saturday he was taken to Kerr's Station, where funeral services were held Sunday and his mortal remains laid to rest in the (Pine) Hill cemetery.---Telegraph

Gallipolis Journal
January 8, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Weese, Robert L.

Robert Weese Dies On Sunday
     Robert L. Weese, 72, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at the Holzer hospital where he had been a patient for but 11 hours. Cause of death was listed as pulmonary embolus, a blood clot of the lungs. Weese was born Dec. 15, 1881, in Monroe county, W. Va., the son of the late Thomas and Nettie Simpson Weese.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lena Kirk, who passed away in June, 1952. They had resided on a farm in the Ewington area for the past 25 years after moving there from West Virginia. Surviving are six brothers, William, Gap Mills, W. Va., Jasper, Ewington, Andy, Walter, Edward and F. N., all of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Clinebell, also of White Sulphur Springs, and Mrs. Rachel Norris, Hinton, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the McCoy Funeral Home by Rev. Roscoe Thorne. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home until time for the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 28, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Weethee, Clark

Kanauga Native Died Monday In New York
     Clark Weethee, 76, a native and former resident of Kanauga, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph’s hospital in Elmira, N. Y. He was the son of the late Oliver and Aforama Concon Withee. His marriage was to the former Maybelle Mayberry of Gallipolis, who survives along with a son, Oliver.
     Mrs. Eva Stewart of Kanauga is a surviving sister. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lynch Funeral Home in Horsehead, N. Y.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 20, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Weethee, Nannie [Biggins]

Mrs. Weethee Is Dead at 80
     Mrs. Nannie Biggins Weethee, 80, died at the home of her son-in-law and step-daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Stewart, of Kanauga, early Saturday. Her early life was spent in Stewart, but for the past 35 years, she had lived in Kanauga, where her husband, Oliver Weethee, died in 1933.
     Surviving are the step-daughter, Mrs. Stewart; a step-son, Clark Weethee, Columbus; a foster son, Harvey Biggins, Bellaire; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Butts, Athens; a brother, William Biggins, Stewart, and several nieces and nephews. A step-son, Elmer Weethee, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Kanauga M. E. Church. Burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery, Athens.

Sunday Athens Messenger
January 20, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wehrle, Celia

Death of Miss Celia Wehlre
     Miss Celia Wehrle died at Columbus on Friday evening of last week, after a prolonged illness and much suffering, which was patiently borne. At the time of her death she was in her thirty-fifth year, and had been ill, suffering from paralysis, for over two years. Last February she went to Columbus, and was thought to be improving until the early part of December, when she was taken with another paralytic stroke and grew worse.  Tuesday evening of last week she began sinking, and on Friday evening, a few minutes past six, passed into the great beyond.  
     Her corpse was brought here on Saturday evening, and the funeral services were held by Father McCann, of Minerton, at Saint Louis Church, on Tuesday morning, at nine o'clock. The burial was by Wetherholt, at Mound Hill Cemetery. Miss Wehrle was buried by the side of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Popp, of Charleston, who died less than a year since.
     The following relatives from abroad were here to attend the funeral services: Mrs. Neagle and Mrs. Cain, of Lancaster; Mrs. Falter, of Ironton; Mr. and Mrs. William Watters, of Portsmouth; and Mr. Tom Popp, of Charleston. The death of Miss Wehrle is deeply mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. She was a most estimable lady and the news of her death was a great shock.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 27, 1894
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wherele, Emma  [Wehrle, Emma Victoria]

Gallia Native Dies Friday In Columbus
     GALLIPOLIS - Miss Emma Wherele, age 82, died Friday at the home of her niece, Mrs. E. J. Albernathy, Columbus, after only a few days’ illness. Miss Wherle, who for many years conducted a millinery store here, retired from business some years ago and from then on spent the winter months in Columbus, returning to Gallipolis each summer to be with her cousin, Mrs. Byrd Rose. Her grandfather, Xavier Brandstetter, was prominently identified with the early history of Gallipolis and the Brandstetter Heights subdivision was named for him.
     Funeral arrangements are incomplete because of flood conditions, but the body will be brought here for burial and probably preceded by services at St. Louis Catholic Church, with the Reverend Father Ryan officiating.

[Note: Correct spelling of name is Wehrle]

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 11, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Webster, Mariah [Anderson]

     Mrs. Mariah Webster, colored, widow of Joseph Webster, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 1918,of dropsical at her home on Olive street, aged 58 years. She is survived by two children, William and May.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the home. Burial at Pine Street by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 6, 1918
Transcribed by Alexia Burnett


Weimann, Carl

     Carl (Shorty) Weimann, 87, a resident of Rt. 1, Bidwell, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. He was born March 4, 1891 in Johnstown, PA, son of the late Louis and Martha Faber Weimann. He was one of seven children and the last of his immediate family.
     He came to Gallia County in 1921, following World War I. He married Viola Dale Rupe in 1921. She survives along with three sons, Leonard at home; Larry, Kyger and Sherman, Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruby Jean) Vollmer, Lacarne, Ohio and Mrs. Leonard (Fannie Marie) Wilson, Fairborn. Eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren survive.
     Mr. Weimann was a World War I Veteran. He served with Headquarters Co., 148th. Inf. of the 37th. Division and served overseas. He was an outstanding baseball player. Mr. Weimann was a member of Lafayette Post #27, American Legion.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Home for Funerals with Rev. C.J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller's Home for Funerals from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. VFW Post #4464 will be in charge of military rites.

Gallipolis Paper
June 25, 1978
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Welch, Charles

Charles Welch Dies Tuesday
     Charles Welch, 32, former resident of the Rutland community, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Lincoln Park Michigan Hospital. He is survived by his wife, the former Meda Deweese, and two children, Nita and Rita. He is the son of Fletcher Welch, Rutland and Ida Welch, West Virginia. Sisters and brothers surviving are Edna, Arbutis, Judy, Jean, Peggy and Buster.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

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


Welch, Warren

Death of Mr. Welch
     Mr. Warren Welch who was a retail agent under C.J. Niday for the Standard Oil Company delivering oil in the city, was found dead Sunday evening at 6:30 in the closet of his home between the Fair Ground and the bridge. He had been in poor health and had been taking treatment awhile back. He coughed a great deal and very severely and complained of shortness of breath.
     Dr. C.B. Parker, the coroner, was sent for and held an inquest and determined that he came to his death from heart trouble. He was in his 62nd year and a good, harmless, old man, left a wife and step-son and a brother, Mr. Henry Welch.
     The funeral services will be at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the burial following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.
Mr. Welch was a well liked man by all who knew him. He never had had good health and was more or less weakly constitution.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born March 2, 1849 Hockingport, Ohio; died June 19, 1910 Gallipolis; aged 61 years 3 months and 17 days . Parents William Welch and Sarah Chapman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Welker, Ansel Elsworth

Ansel E. Welker
Died at Lynn Street Home, After a Few Days Illness
     Ansel Elsworth Welker, son of William and Taphena Welker, passed away at his late home at 656 Lynn street, at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, April 30, following a short illness.
     The deceased was born January 20, 1863, near Cheshire and was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth White, December 30, 1889.  To this union were born eight children.  One, Myrtle Fisher, who died December 5, 1919.  Those remaining are: Mrs. Carl Glenn of Marion; Mrs. Clifford Rempher of Findlay; Lawrence Welker of Norwalk; Jestine, Bonnie, William and Mildred all at home. He also leaves to survive, three brothers, one sister and seven grandchildren.  Mrs. Laura Moore of Columbus, Might Welker of Elgin, William and Abner Welker of Vinton.
     When a young man Mr. Welker was converted and baptized in the Free Will Baptist church, and in later years was transferred to the United Brethren church.  He was also a member of the Moose lodge. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He bore his suffering with great patience.
     The funeral services were held from the United Brethren church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. J. F. Miller officiating.  Interment in Fountain cemetery.

Gallia Times
Thursday, May 19, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Welker, Arminta [McMillen]

Death of Mrs. Welker
     Mrs. Arminta Welker, mother of Mrs. I. J. Booton of this city, died last Thursday night at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Oliver White, in Meigs County. She was the widow of the late Silas Welker and 79 years old. Her maiden name was McMillen.
     Mrs. Welker was a fine old lady, and the news of her death brot sorrow to the many who had known her. She is survived by the following children besides those above mentioned: J. H. of Delaware, Emmett of Raccoon Tp., Clarence of Bidwell and Mrs. Allen Edmundson.

[Note: 10/15/1830 - 3/18/1910, Age 79 yrs. 5 mos., 3 days. D/o Joseph McMillen. Buried in Wilcox Cemetery by Undertaker Butler, Vinton, Ohio per death cert.]

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


Welker, Fannie [Cooper]

Fannie Welker Dies In Columbus Today
    
Fannie Cooper Welker, 54, wife of Kyle Welker, died early today in the Columbus State Hospital. She had been ill four weeks. She was an orphan and but little could be learned about her family connections. She has a brother, Bert Cooper, living in or near Cincinnati, it is said. And she is a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Welker of Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Bidwell M. E. church, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial at Fairview cemetery by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 9, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Welker, Floyd

Bidwell Native Dies Thursday
     Floyd Welker, 65, a native of Bidwell and former resident of Gallipolis, died in Berger hospital, Circleville, Thursday evening. He had been a resident of Williamsport for the past six years. Twenty years ago he was employed by Frye Cleaners here and operated a dry cleaning route to several parts of the county.
     Mr. Welker was the son of the late Emmett and Cora Glassburn Welker. He is survived by two children by a former marriage, Ted and Dorothy, and his second wife, the former Cora Smith of Williamsport, whom he married May 2, 1935. Other survivors are a brother, John, Columbus, and a sister, Mrs. Janie Robinson, Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be held at the McCoy Funeral Home Monday at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. William Turner officiating. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at McCoy’s after 7 p.m., Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 8, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Welker, Isabel [Huntley]

Mrs. Welker Dead
     Mrs. Isabel Welker, wife of the late S. H. Welker, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. F. Jones, in Rio Grande Thursday evening, Sept. 20, 1917. The funeral services were Saturday at the church in Rio Grande, conducted by Dr. J.M. Davis, the interment following in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The following excerpts are from the obituary read at the church:
     Isabel Huntley, daughter of Adriel and Anna [Price] Huntley, was born in Huntington Township, this county, on Feb. 15, 1848. Her parents were devoted Christians, members of the Freewill Baptist Church and she was converted and joined the church at the age of twelve years and the Christian life thus began, was faithfully continued to the end of her days.
     She was married to Samuel Holcomb Welker, a veteran of the Union Army on Oct. 17, 1867. To them were born five children, all living. These are Stephen Huntley Welker, William Edward Welker, Mrs. Elizabeth Welker Jones, Adriel Welker and Matthias Welker.
     About the year 1883 the family removed to Rio Grande to secure educational advantages for the children. Mr. Welker died Aug. 4, 1908. Since his death she continued to reside at Rio Grand and her last years were spent in the home of her daughter there. Her last illness extended over a period of three and a half years.
     Mrs. Welker's character was worthy of the loving regard it was in life and the faithful remembrance it will receive from kindred and friends.

Gallia Times
Sept. 26, 1917
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Welker, Nancy [Malaby]

Mrs. Welker, Native Here, Dies Today
     Mrs. William E. Welker, 85, mother of Col. Kenneth Welker of Gallipolis, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Chillicothe. Mrs. Welker was a native of Gallia county and is a former resident of Gallipolis. Her husband preceded her several years ago and was long an educator.
     Surviving in addition to Dr. Welker are two daughters, Mrs. G. E. Lewis of Shadyside and Mrs. Charles Houck, Chillicothe. There are eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fawcett Oliver Funeral Home at Chillicothe. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery at Rio Grande.
     Mrs. Welker was born in this county on Oct. 29, 1875. Her marriage to William Welker took place on June 11, 1894 and he preceded her in death in 1945.
     Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Vella George of Milford Center, a brother, William Malaby of Galion and a half-sister, Mrs. Catherin Malaby of Glenwood Springs, California. One daughter, three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 29, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Welker, Taphena

    Mrs. Wm. Welker, of near Vinton, a noble and good woman, fell instantly dead at her home last Friday evening while drawing water at her well. Her funeral and burial followed Saturday. She leaves four sons and a daughter of adult age to mourn her departure to a better world. She was a sister of the late Samuel R. Holcomb and Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Buck of Vinton.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1890
Page 5 Column 3
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Weller, Mildred

     Mildred H. Weller, 94, a resident of Rt. 41, Bainbridge, Ohio, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in Greenfield Municipal Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1885, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Frank Hutstinpiller and Ella Mills Hustinpiller. She married Lewis S. Weller. He  preceded her in death on May 22, 1932.
     Two sons survive, Elmer H. Weller and Charles A. Weller, both of Greenfield. One daughter, Mrs. Everett (Luellen) Benner, Rt. 41, Bainbridge. Eleven grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren survive.
One brother preceded her in death.
      Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Murray Funeral Home in Greenfield with Rev. Robert K. Blaine officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 7, 1979
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wellington, Amanda

Death of Mrs Wellington
     Mr. Charles Stevers received a telegram Monday of the death of his aunt, Mrs. James Wellington, of Wellsville, Ohio. She has many relatives here besides two brothers, John and Lewis Evans of Bladen. She was a former resident of this city.

[Note: Death Certificate...Amanda Wellington (mulatto) born April 25, 1850 in Bladen; died Dec. 31, 1923; aged 73 years, 8 months and 6 days. Burial Springhill Cemetery. Parents: Evan Evans and Eliza Surall (both born Wales)]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 2, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wellington, Meredity Claire

     Meredith Claire Wellington was born to John and Myra Kent Wellington on July 17 1888 departed this life Sept 5, 1971. Most of his life was spent in Gallia County except for a few years when he lived in Green County
He was thrice married, on June 20, 1911 to Emma Huffman who departed this life January 20, 1912, on Dec 19, 1914 to Elsie Harman who passed away Oct 18, 1942. To this union was born seven children, four of whom survive, Wendell of Wheeling WV, Leo of Vinton; Eugene of Bidwell; and Mary Lou of lA. Two Sons, Earl and Harman and a daughter, Pearl, died in infancy. In Nov 1945, he married Sue Large who died 19 Jun 1969. He leaves a stepson, Jack Hendrix of Groveport, OH of this marriage and 6 step grandchildren.
     Claire was a member of the Porter United Methodist Church and of Huntington Grange of Vinton. Besides rearing his grandson, Ricky Geiger, he took into his home his mother, Myra Kent Wellington and his 3 aunts, Emily Kent, Carrie Kent and Frankie Allen, tenderly caring for them through their declining years. He also leaves 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The Daily Sentienl
September 12, 1971
Transcribed by Merry Anne Peirson                                                                Top of Page


Wells, Bertha [Cherrington]

Native of Gallia Co. Passes in Colorado
Mrs. Bertha Cherrington Wells Has Long Been an Invalid
     Mrs. Chas. E. Cherrington is in receipt of a message from her husband announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Bertha Cherrington Wells at Cedaredge, Colorado. Mrs. Wells was the daughter of Homer and Emily Wynne Cherrington, was born in this county and attended school in Gallipolis when a child. The family moved from here to Kansas in the early eighties and later to Pueblo, Colorado, where Bertha was married to Dr. Frederic Wells, a prominent physician. He died some twenty years ago. Mrs. Wells had a nice contalto voice, and studied voice in Chicago and New York City and charmed Colorado audiences for many years. She has been an invalid for some time, so her passing was not unexpected. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Allen Lake, of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 8, 1930
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Wells, Beryl S. [Hess]

Former Teacher Claimed At 71
     Mrs. Beryl S. Wells, 71, a resident of 155 Woodland Dr., died at 6 p.m. Tuesday. She had been in failing health for eight years. Mrs. Wells, in her early years, was a teacher in Roane County, W. Va. Schools. Mrs. Wells came to Ohio with her husband in 1918, and purchased a farm at Rodney. She had been a resident of Gallipolis for five years.
     She was born March 15, 1892, at Spencer, W. Va., daughter of the late George and Henrietta Glaze Hess. Her marriage to George W. Wells took place at Spencer Aug. 15, 1915, and he survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Magellan (Genewth) Hairston of Huntington. There are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Other survivors are a sister and brother, Harry Hess and Mrs. Floral Dodson, both of Huntington. A brother and two sisters, Hobart Hess, Mrs. Kate Morrison and Sophia Hess preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Wells was a member of the First Baptist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Dr. Howard G. Young will officiate and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home between the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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


Wells. Charles N.

Received Sad News
     Mrs. Wm. M. Donnally received the sad news Tuesday of the sudden death of her brother-in-law, Mr. Charles N. Wells, of Syracuse, N. Y. No particulars of the same were given. Mr. Wells is well known here, having been the Western Union operator here for a number of years. His wife was Miss Adda Johnston, a former Gallipolis girl and sister of Mrs. Donnally, also of Mrs. Virgie L. Beare and Mrs. A. A. Lyon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 3, 1914
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Wells, Elmer

Death of Mr. Elmer Wells
     Mr. Elmer Wells of near Crown City died Sunday at his home after a short illness at the age of 55 years. He leaves his widow, three sons and one daughter. Mr. Wells had taught school for many years near Mercerville and Crown City. Funeral services were held this Tuesday at Good Hope at 2:00 p.m.

The Gallipolis Tribune
Friday, 24 July 1925, p.1
Submitted by Eve Hughes


Wells, Emedelia

Emedelia Wells Dies Thursday
     Miss Emedelia Wells, 73, died at the home of Mrs. Garnet Edler on Portsmouth Rd. at 9:50 p.m. last night. Miss Wells was born in Guyan Twp. to the late Dempsey and Betty Ann Wells and was one of 13 children, all of whom are deceased with the exception of five brothers; Thomas of Cleveland, Oliver Wells of Gallipolis, Will, Sam and Alvin of Crown City.
     Many local residents will remember Miss Wells, who was housekeeper for many years for the late Joe Mullineaux, who owned and lived in the house now owned and occupied by C. A. Boster, at 228 Third Ave.
Coleman Halley of Mercerville has charge of the body, but funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 25, 1949

Funeral To Be Sunday
     Funeral services for Miss Emmadelia Wells , 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mercerville Baptist Church, the Rev. E. V. Cremeens officiating. Burial will be made by C. R. Halley in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: 1/13/1877 - 11/24/1949 d/o Samuel Wells & Susana M. Saunders Wells, Oliver Wells, informant per Death Certificate]

The Gallia Times
Saturday, November 26, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wells, George

Geo. Wells Dies In Kemper Hollow; Rites 2 Thursday
    
After a week’s illness, George Wells died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Fillinger, in Kemper Hollow. He was in his 84th year, having been born August 12, 1859.
     Mr. Wells was the son of James and Charlotte [Corn] Wells. His wife preceded him in death and they are survived by six children, in addition to Mrs. Fillinger; James, Newton, Mrs. Frank Kondolnah, Mrs. Ray Dodge, Beaver, Pa.; Mrs. Oscar Lewis, Minter, ohio, and Mrs. Letha Williams of Huntington. Two surviving sisters and a brother are Mrs. Marion Brown of Marion, Mrs. Alfred Lange of Ironton, and James Wells of Wilgus.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at New Zion near Wilgus, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Interment there by Coleman & Son.

[Note: He is buried in New Zion Cemetery, Greasy Ridge, Lawrence Co., Ohio. He was married to Sarah E. Bragg.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 16, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wells, Oliver A.

     Oliver A. Wells, 82, died at 7 a. m. today at the Gallia Hotel, where he had lived for the last two years. He had been ill from flu. His wife, the former Goldia E. Day, died April 21, 1949. They had no children and besides nieces and nephews, Mr. Wells is survived by three brothers, Thomas, Northfield; Wilmeth, Lecta; and Alvin Wells, Crown City.
     The decedent was born Feb. 14, 1868, near Crown City to Samuel D. and Susannah M. Saunders Wells. The body will be at the F. L. Stevers Funeral Home until shortly before the funeral hour, 2 p. m. Friday. The Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate in the Mercerville Baptist Church, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of death March 8, 1950.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1950, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Eachus file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Wells, Rufus

     Died, in this town, on the 5th inst., Rufus Wells, aged about 23 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 9, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wells, William

In Memory
Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble
He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down;
he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not.

     The divine truth was again impressed upon our minds Thursday evening when the grim reaper, death, visited our community and took from our midst a loved friend and neighbor, William Wells, better known as "Bill".
     He was born in Guyan Township Oct 6, 1874, being 71 years of age. Some thirty years ago he married Altha Niday of this neighborhood. They lived a happy, devoted life for just a few short years when she was stricken and since then has been confined to Athens Hospital leaving Bill to travel the way alone, or should we say alone; Bill had countless friends and many close ones who helped in many ways to make his life happy. He in turn was very appreciative of their thoughtfulness of him.
     It can be truly said Bill had preached his own funeral; being widely known, a man of clean habits in his everyday life. While it is not known if he joined a church, it has been my privilege to talk to him about his hope for the future, he was very reasonable in his talk and far from senseless. In his last days he told friends he was meditating day and night and never closed his eyes in sleep without praying.
     God in his Word has promised to hear and answer prayer and it is the hope of the entire neighborhood that Bill's prayers were heard and answered and at last has gone to that bright home where sorrow and pettiness come never.
     Bill's closest relatives that are left to mourn his passing are a half brother, Ernie Scarberry and the following cousins; Emmett Beaver, Homer Beaver, Verne Beaver, Cecil Beaver, Myrtie Wilson and Bertha Roberts, who tenderly cared for him the last few weeks of his life.

When at last I near the shore
and the fearful breakers roar,
twixt me and the peaceful rest.
Then when leaning on Thy breast
May I hear Thee say to me,
"Fear not, I will pilot you."

[Note: death certificate..died Nov. 22, 1945, 71 years 1 month of age.]

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


Wells, William M.

Retired Farmer Dies At Hospital
Funeral Services For William Wells Sunday At 2 p.m.
     William M. Wells, 71, retired farmer, died at the Holzer Hospital at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. He had entered the hospital November 8. He had been in failing health at his home just below Mercerville and about a month or so before he entered the hospital, he was removed to the home of his cousin, Mrs. Bertha Roberts, on Cheshire Route 1. There he fell and broke his hip and the death was a direct result of the fracture.
     Decedent was a farmer in the Mercerville neighborhood and he had spent his entire life in that section of the county. He was born in Guyan township October 16, 1874. He is survived by his wife, the former Altha Niday. There were no children born to this union, but there are two half-brothers, Hunt and Ernest Scarberry.
     The funeral will be held at Mercerville Sunday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Earl Cremeans officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 23, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wells, William F.

W. F. Wells Is Claimed At Age 58 On Saturday
     William F. Wells, 58, a resident of Patriot Rt., died in Holzer hospital at 9:10 a.m. Saturday. The Wells family came to Gallia county in 1930 and settled in the German Hollow community. Mr. Wells was born in Elliott county, Ky., Aug. 6, 1895, son of the late Melvin and Ellen Holbrook Wells. His marriage to the former Lora Hillman, who survives, took place in December, 1915.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by the following children, Estill of Christiansburg, Mrs. Maxine Robinson of Dayton, Mrs. Virginia McNanegal of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Helen Micoli of Newark, N. J., Jefferson of Waterloo and Miss Karen Wells at home. There are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Edith Counts of El Paso, Tex., and Mrs. Myrtle Hergesell of Columbus.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Rev. William Siple will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 7, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wells, Wilmoth W. (Bid)

W. W. Wells, 90, Succumbs
     Wilmoth W. (Bid) Wells, 90, a resident of Scottown, and native of Gallia county, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday in Holzer Hospital, following an extended illness. He was the last of his family and during the past 14 years had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. George Dillon.
     Mr. Wells was born in this county, April 24, 1875, son of the late Samuel and Susanna Margaret Wells. He never married. His only survivors are nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Walnut Ridge Evangelical United Brethren Church. Rev. Orville Carrico will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 21, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Welsh, Walter (Monk)

"Monk" Welsh Dead
     Walter (Monk) Welsh for years in the employ of J. E. Halliday, died early yesterday morning of hardening of the arteries. He was 37 and a son of the late Henry Welsh.

Gallipolis Journal
August 2, 1917
Transcribed by Karen Strojin


Welton, Hattie May

     DIED - at the Valley House, Tuesday, February 25th, Hattie May, daughter of Henry S. and Lucy M. Welton, aged one year, nine months, and eleven days. The parents would express their heartfelt gratitude, and return their sincere thanks to the many citizens of Gallipolis, from whom they have received numberless acts of kindness and assistance during their most trying hours of affliction.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 6, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Werner, Daniel

Daniel Werner, Dies At Kyger Burial At 2 Sat.
Death Follows Long Illness from Heart trouble--Long Employed at Hobson Shops
     Daniel Werner, farmer and carpenter, died at about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home on Jesse Creek near Kyger. After reaching manhood's estate and marrying, he always lived within a third of a mile of and in sight of the farm on which he was born and reared. Death was due to organic heart trouble. He had been ill a long time and for weeks his condition had been known to be serious, even hopeless.
     He was in his 73rd year, having been born on Dec. 20, 1861. Funeral services will be held under the auspices of the Masons at Kyger M.E. church, of which the decedent was a member, at 2 o'clock Saturday. Rev. J.W. McMahan will be in charge. Burial at Gravel Hill by Undertaker J.L. Coleman.

As Esteemed Neighbor
     Mr. Werner was an affable, genial industrious, useful man. His neighbors were fond of him and esteemed him for his many good qualities. He was a son of George and Apalona Werner, both of whom were natives of Germany.
     He had been married twice. His first wife was Lavina Lusher and they were married Oct. 23, 1884. She died Oct. 2, 1908. He married Ollie Lighter on August 2, 1914. She and the following children by his first marriage survive him. Chester Werner, Alliance; Mrs. Bertie Daniels, Marion; Chauncey, Middleport; Lawrence, Erie, Pa.; Charles, Columbus; Gladwin, Kyger, and Gladys, Pt. Pleasant.
     He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Apalona Darst, Kyger. and Mrs. Lucy Smith, Maple Shade. In his earlier years Mr. Werner devoted himself to farming but in later years was employed at the Hobson Shops.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Dec. 20, 1861; died April 19, 1934; aged 72 years 3 months and 29 days. Mother Apolony Plumb.]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 19, 1934
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Wesbey, George W.

Died At Charleston

     The funeral of George W. Wesbey, who died at his home Saturday, was held Sunday afternoon, with interment in the family grounds at Lick Branch, near Charleston. The deceased had reached the age of 85 years, and was survived by his only near relative, Tom Wesbey, a nephew.
     George Wesbey, was a former Gallipolis resident and a brother in-law of the late Mr. John Shank. He was a well known steamboat cook back in the days before and after the Civil War. He was an old friend of Mr. A.W.Weaver who worked with him over fifty years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 12, 1920
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wessenberg, Anna [Uhrig]

Mrs. Wessenberg Dead

     Mrs. Anna Uhrig Wessenberg passed away at her home Sunday morning after a ten years' illness from creeping paralysis. Mrs. Wessenberg was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the funeral was held there Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by the rector, Rev. Wilder. Burial was in the Mound Hill cemetery by undertaker Wetherholt.
     She is survived by her husband, Fred W. Wessenberg, sisters Mrs. S. A. Moore of Gallipolis and Mrs. David Roberts of Washington, D.C., and a brother, Herman Uhrig of Birmingham, Alabama.
     Mrs. Wessenberg's kind and amiable disposition, unchanged by her extended illness, had endeared her to a wide circle of warm friends. Her husband's devotion and untiring care of her was beautiful and ??. Mr. Wessenberg and the sisters and brother will have the heartfelt sympathy of all in...[rest cut off]

[Death records Vol II & Family says D.April 29, 1916. Tombstone says 1927]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 4, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


West, Benjamin R.

     Benjamin R. West, 65, of Bidwell, died Thursday at University Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Bidwell on September 24, 1921, to the late Samuel R. and Carrie West. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He worked at the Riverside Bowling Alley. Survivors include three sisters, Susan Foster, Anna Mae West and Sarah Jefferson, all of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Monday at noon in the Brooks Funeral Home, Columbus, with Dr. J.W. Parrish officiating. He was buried in the veterans section of Eastlawn Cemetery.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 26, 1987
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


West, Edward C.

     Edward C. West, 81, of Bidwell Route 3, husband of Oma Virginia West, died Saturday in Holzer Medical Center, after a short illness. He was a retired carpenter. Also surviving are one daughter, Ruth Holley of Bidwell; and two sons, Joseph West of Vinton and David West of Bidwell. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande; burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 21, 1988
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


West, Howard L.

Captain West Dies At Age 68
POINT PLEASANT
     Captain Howard L. West, Sr., 68, of Gallipolis, Friday, died in a Cleveland hospital. Capt. and Mrs. West and family resided in Point Pleasant for a number of years prior to moving to Gallipolis. West was born in Winfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. R. West, and was formerly a riverboat captain. He was affiliated with the Masonic lodge and Knights Templar at Point Pleasant.
     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. May Foglesong West; two sons, William and Howard L. West, Jr., of Gallipolis, the latter a member of the police force; one daughter, Margaret, of Charleston; six sisters, Mrs. Hattie Hall, Mrs. E. S. Moyer, Mrs. Charles L. Cooper and Mrs. Stella Carricoffe of Huntington, Mrs. Wade Bowles and Mrs. Haidee Mitchell of Charleston; and three brothers, Kenneth, Emmett and Kermit West of Charleston. The widow is a first cousin of Mrs. W. E. Dunn, and Miss Lena Foglesong of Mt. Vernon Ave., and Lloyd Foglesong, also of Point Pleasant.
     Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Wetherholt Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: 7/19/1885 - 1/23/1953 s/o Edgar and Loreen Turley West..According to Cemetery listings, he is buried in Pine Street Cemt. Instead of Mound Hill]

Athens Messenger
Sunday, Jan. 25, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


West, Jesse Cottle

J. C. West Dies In Morgan Twp.
Rites 2 Wednesday
     Jesse Cottle West, 64, died at 11:30 a. m. Monday in his farm home in Morgan Twp. where he had resided for two years. Death followed a lingering illness for which he submitted to an operation two months ago.
Funeral services will be held at the late residence, where he moved in 1943 from Braxton County, W. Va. at 2 o’clock Wednesday E.W.T., with Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating. Burial will be made in Vinton Memorial Park by Butler-McCoy.
     Born January 30, 1881, in Braxton County, W. Va. to Thomas and Mary Ann Frame West, the decedent married June 6, 1907, Ella Amey, who survives along with nine children:
George and Harry, in Germany; Donald, Bell, W. Va.; Odbert, Diamond, W. Va.; Robert and Hugh, Morgan Twp.; Mrs. Clarice Vetrier, Florida; Mrs. Edythe Mollohan, Alabama; and Miss Nemmie West, Charleston.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 12, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


West, Joseph Harris

     VINTON - Joseph Harris West, 64, of Vinton, went to meet his Lord on Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at his residence. Mr. West was born June 25, 1938, in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Edward C. and Oma V. Harris West. He was a retired U. S. Army Captain, serving for 22 years, and also a bus driver for the Gallia County Schools for 20 years. Mr. West was a member of VFW Post No. 4464, American Legion Post No. 27 and the Vinton Baptist Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Fry West of Vinton, whom he married September 17, 1958, in Kentucky; one son, Scot L. (Lorie) West of Bidwell; five daughters, Jeanette S. (Rodney) Rankin of Crown City, Beverly Ann (Mark) Mooney of Gallipolis, Anita Jolene (Jeff) Rocchi of Rio Grande, Vera Irene West of Gallipolis, and Mary Lou (Ronnie) Griffith of Bidwell; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, David West of Bidwell; one sister, Ruth Bostic of Bidwell.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2002, in the Willis Funeral Home, with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandsons. Full military graveside services will be conducted by volunteers of area veterans lodges. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences to the family.

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


West, Loara, [Lora L.]

Loara West Dies At East Gallipolis Home
     Mrs. Loara West, wife of Thomas West, died Sunday afternoon at her home in East Gallipolis. She is survived by her parents, three brothers and four sisters and was 28 years old. Rev. Mr. Clendenin will conduct the funeral services at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 15, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


West, Rosa Lie [Chick]

     Rosa Lie West, 74, Kanauga, died Monday morning at 1:50 a.m. at Holzer Medical Center. She had been hospitalized one week. She was born Nov. 7, 1901 in Gallia County, one of eight children born to James F. and Ella Mae Trotter Chick.
     One sister, Mrs. Robert (Debbie) Johnson, Eureka, survives. She married Joseph West who preceded her in death in 1970. Several nieces and nephews survive.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Miller’s Home for Funerals with the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call anytime today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 1, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


West, Samantha [Hineman]

     MERCERVILLE - Mrs. Samantha Elizabeth Hineman West, 89, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; died at 11 a.m. at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Gallia County, she was born to the late John H. and Nancy Sheets Hineman. Surviving are a son, Eugene, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Levasy and two brothers, J. Lawrence Hineman and Russell Hineman, all of Crown City; three nieces, and a nephew .She was preceded in death by her husband, L.L. West and a brother.
     Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Gallipolis with Rev. Albert H. MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the F. L. Stevers
Funeral Home in Mercerville from 2-4 and 6-9 Monday.

The Daily Sentinel
October 12, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason


Westall, Grace

     Mrs. Grace Westall died at her residence near Chambersburg, near five o’clock, Sunday, April 24, 1881, after a short illness of Bronchitis in the sixty-first year of her age. The deceased was born in Wicklow Co., Ireland, March 27, 1820, and came to America in 1832, since which time she was a resident of Gallia county, forty-four years.
     Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. Patrick Henry, of Millersport, O., and her body was interred at Clay Chapel, where rests the devoted mother with five loved ones who had preceded her. She leaves two sons, three daughters and a number of friends to cherish her memory, and mourn their loss.

Unknown Newspaper
About Sunday, April 24, 1881
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Westerman, Frieda Ethel [Wuerfel]

Former Resident Dies In Michigan
     Mrs. W. Scott Westerman, 77, a former Gallipolis resident, died Friday, Aug. 10 at the Methodist Home in Chelsea, MI, after an extended illness. Mrs. Westerman was the wife of the Rev. W. Scott Westerman who was the minister of the Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis for 13 years.
     She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Wesley (Ellen) Brashares; a son, W. Scott Westerman, Jr; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Frank J. (Joanne) Feeley, Jr., preceded her in death in 1967. She is also survived by four sisters and two brothers.
     During her husband's 40 years as a Methodist minister, Mrs. Westerman was active in the church. Her major contribution was in youth work and in teaching church school.
     Memorial services will be held Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at the Chelsea Methodist Home.

[Note: Frieda Ethel Wuerfel was born Aug. 29, 1895 and died Aug. 10, 1973. On Dec. 14, 1917 in Ann Arbor Michigan she married Walter Scott Westerman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 16, 1973
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Western, Lee H.

     GALLIPOLIS - Lee H. Western, 68, 16 27th St., Huntington, W. Va., formerly of Gallipolis, died Thursday, March 21, 1996 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Born Aug. 12, 1927 in Whittier, Calif., daughter of the late Thomas and Zelma Powell Western, she was a retired waitress, and a member of the Highlawn Church of Christ, Huntington.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mary Midkiff of Huntington, Sandra Woodall of Gallipolis, and Alice Ramey of Rio Grande; a son, Albert Holt, Jr. of Huntington; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Yvonne Brooks of Joshua Tree, Calif. She was also preceded in death by a son, Edwin L. Holt, in 1979; and by a grandson.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Wendell Roberts and the Rev. Jim Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
March 24, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Westlake, Welling

     WESTLAKE - Another of the old-time residents of Davenport left for the eternal land this morning - a man who was one of the well known citizens here in the early days. It is Mr. Welling Westlake, who has thus passed away. He died at his home, 708 Laurel street, at 5 o'clock this morning.
     Mr. Westlake was born in Virginia, September 8, 1795. In his early manhood he emigrated from the state into southern Illinois where he prosecuted the business of hotel keeping and farming until he had saved several thousand dollars- and in 1845 he came to Davenport. He kept this old Ohio house, corner Iowa and Front streets for several years, and was also landlord of the Rockingham hotel,. He went upon a farm in Rockingham along in the 40's worth $10,000 to$15,000, Becoming old he left the farm and removed to Davenport, and embarked in business ventures with others, or assisted them, and lost nearly everything he had.
     He was one of the early members of Davenport Lodge, I.O.O.F. and a fortunate thing it proved to him in his old age. His wife survives him with her only son, Matt D. Westlake. Mr.W. was afflicted with heart disease several years ago, and has suffered from it at intervals ever since __and it was the disease which terminated his life. Davenport Democrat, Monday, Nov. 14.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 1, 1881
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Westwater, Ella

Mrs. Westwater Dead
     Ella Westwater, wife of James Westwater, a prominent contrasctor, died at her home in Columbus Wednesday afternoon, Oct 2,1912, aged 50 years. The funeral services and burial were at Columbus Friday afternoon. Mrs. Westwater was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John James of this city and was first married to Charles Johnson. Two children were born to this union, the late James T Johnson and Mrs. Maude Dall of Columbus. She was married about ten years ago to Mr. Westwater, who with her daughter and a sister Mrs. Emma Beman, survive her. Mrs. Westwater was a noble woman, who leaves many friends here to mourn her loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, Oct 10,1912
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                          Top of Page


Wetherholt, Anna

     Died, on the 6th inst., in Clay township, Gallia county, O., Mrs. Anna, wife of Thomas Wetherholt, aged 46 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 16, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wetherholt, Blanche C. [Derry]

Mrs. Wetherholt Called By Death
OES Organized In Her Residence
     Mrs. George J. (Blanche C. Derry) Wetherholt, 86, died at 11:10 p. m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bess Wetherholt, 433 Fourth Ave. Gallipolis Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star was organized in her home, and she was a charter member of it. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was also a charter member of the women’s auxiliary to Lafayette Post 27, American Legion.
     Mrs. Wetherholt was born Aug. 20, 1864, in Wilkesville to George L. and Mary Curtis Derry. She married Mr. Wetherholt March 11, 1885, at Wilkesville. He died Dec. 3, 1933. Her husband organized the Wetherholt Funeral Home, now operated by her son, Frank E. Wetherholt, on First Ave.
     Decedent is survived by two other sons, and another daughter, Mrs. John T. Hubbard, East Orange, N. J.; Lt. Col. John Paul Wetherholt, with the 24th Division in Korea (his family lives in Japan; and G. Derry Wetherholt, Chillicothe. Decedent had eight grand-children and one great-grandchild. A stepdaughter, Mrs. Donna W. Kent, Columbus, also survives.
     Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wetherholt Funeral Home. The Rev. Linson H. Stebbins will officiate and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 2, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wetherholt, Caroline [Clark]

Death of Mrs. Caroline Wetherholt
     Many in this city were shocked Sunday to hear of the death of Mrs. Caroline Wetherholt, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Blake, at Porter, Saturday night at 9 o’clock. While the news was not unexpected it came with that shock that characterizes the announcement of a death. The deceased has been bedfast for the past two months, suffering from a complication of troubles. Everything that human love and kindness would suggest was done that her life might be spared, but it was of no avail and at the hour mentioned above Mrs. Wetherholt calmly and peacefully fell into that slumber from which no mortal wakes again to suffer any pain. The deceased was nearly 70 years of age and leaves the following children to mourn a fragrant memory and one that will always be kept sacred in their hearts: Messrs. George J.; William C.; and Elias Wetherholt, and Mrs. A. DeLille, Mrs. Kate Blake, Mrs. David Davis, Mrs. Sisson and Mrs. Summers.
     Mr. Wetherholt preceded her to the other shore March 1st, ’96. A good lady, kind mother and loyal friend has been called to her eternal home. She was a superior lady in many respects and in every relation a true one. She has been a consistent member of the M. E. church for the past sixty years. Her loss is an eternal gain. Her friends are numbered by the hundred and not confined alone to this county. Until recently she made her home in this city with her son, Mr. Elias Wetherholt and family. Her children suffer an irreparable loss, the parting of the parental chain. To those whose hearts are made sad we extend our heartfelt sympathy. God in his infinite wisdom has seen fit to remove from this life one whose old life has been devoted to Him.
     Rev. J. Finley Bell will conduct the funeral at Mt. Zion Tuesday morning at 10 o’ clock, burial following.

[Note – Caroline died on 6/23/1900; Caroline was the daughter of William Clark Jr. & Elizabeth Shepard & wife of Elias Wetherholt Sr.]

Gallipolis Journal
Monday, June 25, 1900
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Wetherholt, Coell [Jividen]

Mrs. Wetherholt Dies
     Coell Wetherholt, native of Meigs County, versatile civic leader, and well-known resident of Gallipolis died at 8 a.m. today at her home at 409 First Ave.  She had been in failing health several months. Her husband, newspaper publisher Harold Wetherholt, died July 31, 1972.
     Mrs. Wetherholt was born Dec. 6, 1902 in Meigs County, daughter of the late Jasper F. and Emma Clark Jividen. Surviving are two sons, Manning E. Wetherholt, proprietor of the French City Press, Inc. and Douglas J. Wetherholt, president of the Ohio River Realty, Inc., and a member of the Gallipolis City Commission. Both sons are active in community and civic affairs. Also surviving are three granddaughters, CeCe, assistant examiner in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Mimi, a junior at Ohio State University and Pat, a junior at music at Miami University.  She was preceded in death by three brothers. Among other relatives are a nephew, Dr. Charles F. Jividen of Athens, and a niece, Mrs. Otis McClintock of Racine.
     Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday from the late residence at 409 First Ave. with Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held at the late home after 4 p.m. Friday.
     Following graduation and one year after her marriage, her husband, Harold, bought the Gallipolis Daily Tribune. It was during World War II that she joined the Tribune staff, taking over as advertising manager when James Danner entered the Navy for combat duty in New Guinea.  Her friends remarked on her energy and dynamic personality; during her career in advertising Coell Wetherholt set an all-time sales record for one year. She also worked in the circulation department; it was in 1929 that she walked blocks to collect $1 from each of 100 subscribers every quarter. This was their payment on purchase of the Tribune. Mrs. Wetherholt also worked in the composing room. She wrote items and headlines in the newsroom, only a few of them for the society pages. In recent years, when Dene Wagner was gone for a week, she served as host of the Chatterbox program on WJEH Radio.
     She was an invited guest at Columbus’s Matrix dinner, an event for women journalist and she attended Ohio Journalism Hall of Fame dinners at which the names of O. O. McIntyre and Billy Ireland were accepted.  Mrs. Wetherholt also led the campaign to have the riverbank above the Public Square rip rapped [sic], preserving residences from Ohio river erosion.
     She was the president of the City Park Commission until her death, a position she held for 32 years, and she offered day by day supervision for maintaining the beauty of the Public Square, sometimes even giving manual labor to the project. For 39 years, she was a member of the Thursday Club, a literary group and she earned her 50 year pin from the Order of Eastern Star.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a connoisseur of antiques, an active member of the Gallia County Historical Society, and one of the first board members of the Gallia County Dramatics Arts Society which stages “Gallia Country”, an outdoor drama. She was a member of the Gallia County Senior Citizen Center.
     On June 23, 1923, in the Meigs county family parlor, Coell Jividen married Harold Wetherholt, and she was a graduate a year later from Ohio State University with a degree in home economics.  She taught one and one half years at Bidwell Porter High School, now an elementary school, in the North Gallia area of the Gallia County school district. She was a member of Phi Epsilon Omicron, honorary home ec sorority, at OSU, and also Theta Upsilon society sorority.  She was also librarian of Gallia Academy High School for years.

[Note: 1910 census lists her as Esther C.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 02, 1976
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wetherholt, Cornelius

     On the 18th of April, 1889, Mr. Cornelius Wetherholt, aged 17 years, and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wetherholt, and a very estimable young man, passed from earth to Heaven. He was one of those sweet spirited boys that made all happy around him, and his departure is greatly regretted. He died in the full Christian faith.

[Note: He was the son of Jacob Washington and Martha Ann Waugh Wetherholt.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 8, 1889
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wetherholt, Cyrus Dillman

C.D. Wetherholt Rites Are Tuesday
     Cyrus Dillman Wetherholt, 72, died suddenly of cerebral hemorrhage at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Gallipolis State Institute, where he had been a patient. Prior to his going into the institution he had been a farmer and a carpenter.
     Born Dec. 4, 1875 in Clay Twp. to Harvey J. and Laura E. Dickey Wetherholt, decedent is survived by two brothers, J. Franklin Wetherholt, Gallipolis, and Nelson A. Wetherholt, Wilkesville, and two sisters, Mrs. Chloe Wilson, Columbus, and Mrs. John (Effie) Watts, Barboursville, W.Va.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Victory Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles W. Lusher officiating. Burial will be made by Coleman R. Halley in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville.

[Note from stone: 1875-1947]

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


Wetherholt, Dwight C.

Dwight C. Wetherholt, 68, Ex-Tribune Editor Dies
     Dwight C. Wetherholt, 68, retired newsman, school teacher and local historian, died Sunday shortly after being admitted to Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. Mr. Wetherholt was admitted to the hospital shortly after noon after returning to his home at 610 First Ave., from the Gallipolis Radio Station where he was employed part-time in the news department. He died at 2:10 p.m.
     Mr. Wetherholt was editor of The Gallipolis Tribune and Weekly Gallia Times from Feb. 29, 1960 until Feb. 7, 1967. When he retired from the newspaper four years ago, he had compleated nearly a half-century
associated in the newspaper business in the Old French City. He was first employed by the Gallipolis Journal as a carrier and printers devil. He also worked for the Gallipolis Bulletin. In his high school and college days, he reported sports for the Daily Tribune. He was the Tribune's first official Sports Editor in the 20's.
     In the fall of 1948, Mr. Wetherholt joined the Tribune as Circulation Manager. He became manager of the paper's Editorial Staff in 1953. He served as a feature writer and reporter until he became Editor in 1960. One DCW feature, "Gallia Co.- Landmarks" appeared weekly in the Gallia Times 15 years, as did "Our District Library."
     Mr. Westerholt was born in Gallipolis on Feb. 7, 1903, son of the late Elias and Servilla Watts Wetherholt. He spent most of his life in this community. He graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1922. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University 1928. He attended graduate school at the University of California 1931-32.
Mr. Wetherholt was a history instructor at Gallipolis 13 years. In 1942 he resigned to accept a position with the U.S. Corps of Engineers at the W. Va. Ordinance and Ohio River Division Office in Columbus. After WW II, Mr. Wetherholt was employed by the F and R Lazarus Co., in Columbus for three years before joining the Tribune in 1948. Following his retirement from the newspaper, he became associated with Radio Station WJEH and the Gallipolis City Schools as a part-time newsman.
     He was married to the former Alberta Junod in Athens in 1930. She survived along with one daughter, Mrs. Evan (Carolyn) Roderick, Gallipolis, and two granddaughters. Mr. Wetherholt is also survived by one brother, Harold Wetherholt, Gallipolis, former editor and publisher of the Tribune and Gallia Times. Preceded in death was one sister.
     Mr. Wetherholt was active in many community affairs. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and of all the Masonic bodies. He was a past master of the Morning Dawn Lodge and a past commander of the
Rose Commandery. He was a member of the Gallia County Jury Commision. At the time of death, he was also an active member of the Gallipolis Rotary Club.
     Friends may call at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home on First Ave., Gallipolis, between 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic services will be conducted at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday by the Morning Dawn
Lodge. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Mc-Coy Wetherholt Funeral Home with the Rev. Linson H. Stebbins officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.

The Daily Sentinel
June 14, 1971
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason                                                                Top of Page


Wetherholt, Elias

Death of Elias Wetherholt
     Mr. Elias Wetherholt, of Porter, whose illness has been frequently mentioned in these columns, departed this life Thursday, March 12, 1896 at 3 p.m., 71 years old the 22nd of December, 1895. His funeral services will be conducted by Rev.Durling, M.E. Minister of the Porter Circuit, Sunday forenoon at 10;30. The interment will follow at Mt.Zion cemetery.
     Mr. Wetherholt had been a resident of this county 45 years. He was wedded to Miss Caroline Clark, of Porter; a sister of Daniel Clark, Mrs. James Irwin, of this city, Mrs. John Irwin of Springfield township, Mrs. Isaac Rowley of Middleport, and Mr. Richard Clark of Middleport, Sept. 11, 1851.By this union he became the father of eight children, all living, as follows; G.J. Wetherholt, Mrs. Andy DeLille, Mrs. D.H.Blake, Mrs. D.T. Davis, Mrs. N.B. Sisson, William C. Wetherholt, Mrs. L.D. Summers and Elias,  a young man at home. To all of these he was an affectionate, kind father and to the venerable widow an affectionate companion.
     His was the first death to make a break in this large and loving family circle. Mr. Wetherholt was an extra fine cabinet maker in his day and followed undertaking in connection with his business until a few years ago when becoming somewhat infirm he ceased from active business and took life easy until a year or so ago when he gradually began to decline and finally wore out with a complication of troubles incident to old age. He lived a usefule, energetic and honorable life, was a member of the M.E. Church and was resigned and ready for the eternal rest which must come to all sooner or later, and passed away surrounded by those who were near and dear and who had been unremitting in their kindness and attention to him.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 13, 1896
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wetherholt, Elias

Elias Wetherholt, Retired Funeral Director, Dies
Handled Details When City Got Library Building
     As in countless cases in which he served during a long career as an undertaker and funeral director, death came to Elias Wetherholt, at 6:10 p.m. Monday, in Holzer hospital, where he had been a patient since July 27. He was in his 84th year.
     Death resulted from a chromic malignancy of which his physicians and family did not become aware until less than three months ago. Undergoing minor surgery of May 14, his condition grew progressively worse until the end.
     For nearly half a century he followed his profession in Gallipolis, first assisting his brother the late George J. Wetherholt, then in partnership with the late Fred J. Entsminger, and before his retirement twelve years ago in business alone.
     A kindly, mild-mannered man whose interests centered largely in his home and family, he never lost interest in civic affairs from the time he served as clerk of city council around the turn of the century. It was during his term as clerk that he handled the details in connection with the gift of a library building to the community by Andrew Carnegie.
     Always interested in home building, he had served as director of the Gallipolis Savings and Loan Co., for the past 40 years, and for almost half of that period was vice president. A lifelong Methodist, he had been a member of Grace Methodist church for more that 60 years and as one of its trustees for approximately half that period. He served as a Sunday School teacher and was superintendent of the adult department at the time of his death. Tow of his chief interests were St. Johns Bible class and for over 30 years he was a member of Grace choir.
     Born Sept. 4, 1873, the youngest of eight children to Elias and Caroline Clark Wetherholt, he as the last survivor of his generation of the family.
     His birthplace was a small brick dwelling on a knoll beyond what is now Kerr Station on the old Hocking Valley which as a boy he saw constructed- the first railroad in Gallia County.
     At six his family moved to Porter where his father plied his trade as a cabinet maker and undertaker until his death in 1896. The young Elias attended Ewington Academy and Gallia Academy, and after his father’s passing came with his mother to Gallipolis to make his permanent residence. He was a graduate of the New York School of Embalming. He was a charter member of the local camp of Modern Woodmen.
     On Jan. 1, 1899, he was married to Servilla watts, daughter of the late William Waddell and Mary James Watts, and to them were born two sons, Harold W. and Dwight C. and a daughter, Ruth Carolyn who died in infancy. His widow and both sons survived along with three grandchildren, Manning of Gallipolis, Douglas of Charleston, and Mrs. Evan Roderick of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. There are four great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted from his late home at 602 First Ave. at 4 p.m., Thursday by Rev. Warren H. Wilson, with burial following in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Funeral home. Friends may call at the home Wednesday evening and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 13, 1957
Submitted by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page


Wetherholt, Frank Elias

AREA DEATHS
     Frank E. Wetherholt, 79, a resident of 420 First Ave., Gallipolis, died in Holzer Medical Center at 6:10 a.m. Thursday. A retired funeral director, Mr. Wetherholt was born March 20, 1899, in Gallipolis, son of the late George J. and Blanche Derry Wetherholt.
     He graduated from Gallia Academy High School and attended both Ohio University and Ohio State University. Mr. Wetherholt was a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He served the area as a licensed funeral director and embalmer from 1922 until the time of his retirement in 1963.
     He married Frances Clark in 1923. She survives, along with one son, Frank Clark, Marietta; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Julia Ann) Smeltzer, Worthington. Mr. Wetherholt was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Gallipolis Rotary Club.
     Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. The family requests flowers be omitted. Burial will be in the Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 25, 1978
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wetherholt, George Derry

Gallia Native Dies At 68 In Chillicothe
     George Derry Wetherholt, 68, a native of Gallipolis, died in Chillicothe General Hospital on Wednesday night. He had been in ill health for six months, and had undergone surgery. He had been a resident of Chillicothe for 22 years, where he was an employee of the engineering division office of the Ohio State Highway Department. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military Academy, and served in World War I as a First Lieutenant. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and the American Legion.
     He was a son of the late George J. and Blanche Derry Wetherholt and was born Aug. 10, 1894. His marriage was to the former Beatrice Staten, who survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Grace Derry) Freeman of Bellefontaine. Other survivors are two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Price (Bess) Mullineaux of Clark Lake, Mich., Mrs. John (Mary) Hubbart of Fort Pierce, Fla., John P. Wetherholt of Stellacoom, Wash., and Frank E. Wetherholt of Gallipolis.
     Services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Ware Funeral home in Chillicothe. Rev. Judd will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Graveside services will be under the direction of the Lafayette Post, American Legion.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 2, 1963
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wetherholt, Goldie

Goldie Wetherholt
     In memory of Goldie, little daughter of J.W. & Hattie Wetherholt, who died July 22, 1890; aged 1 year, 1 month and 19 days.
    "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." That this is a time of mourning, is evinced by the sorrow-stricken faces of parents and friends. Only 2 weeks ago no happier home existed than the one now bereft in the sunshine of that little countenance--the mother's love, the father's price and the angle of the whole community.
     Slowly that spark of life went out and the angles triumphantly bore her spirit home to the God who have it and there sings redeeming praises. All papa and mamma shall come and the family link that is severed there will be united in Heaven. God only loaned little Goldie to teach others the way.

An angel in the book of life,
Writes down an infant's name
Then added as he closed this page,
Too beautiful for Earth.

And when the reaper Death passed by
He read the words and smiled
Then folded in his arms
The lovely little child.

The parents wept, but angels sang
In soft and sweet accord,
And welcomed their transporter flower
To the garden of the Lord.

The father wept, he will not weep
When all his days are done
And in the Gates of Paradise
He will meet his little one.

  (last verse unreadable)

[Note: Buried: Providence Cemetery, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
[July 22, 1890]
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wetherholt, Harold Watts

Harold W. Wetherholt, 72, Dies Unexpectedly
Served As Editor And Publisher of Tribune For 29 Years
Father of Modern Journalism

     Harold Wetherholt is dead! One of Gallipolis’ giants of journalism, 72-year-old Harold Watts Wetherholt, died of a heart attack at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the basement of the ancient, palatial home, 409 First Ave., where he and his wife, Coell Jividen Wetherholt, resided for 32 years.
     Services under the direction of the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moor Funeral Home will be held there at 7 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Paul Hawks, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence after 7 o’clock this evening.
     Besides the widow, whom he wed June 27, 1923, Mr. Wetherholt leaves two sons and three granddaughters. The sons are Manning E. Wetherholt, a printer, and Douglas J. Wetherholt, a realtor.  Douglas spent years as a photographer and writer before returning to the Old French City. He is now associated with The Ohio River Realty Co.
     Manning’s French City Press is located in part of the old Tribune property on Second Ave., above the Public Square – the property Harold Wetherholt bought nearly a half-century ago; the Tribune was written, printed, and prepared for distribution in that building until Ohio Valley Publishing Company moved to its present Upper Third Ave., site. Harold W. Wetherholt served longer as publisher, including two years as editor under different ownership, than any predecessor. He was publisher for 29 years, July 1, 1924, to Feb. 12, 1953, when he sold to Dear Publications of New Jersey, a chain of newspapers through the East and Midwest.  Harold Wetherholt then stayed on for a two-year transition period as editor, making his total years of executive association with the Tribune 31 years, one year more than another famed figure in Gallipolis newspapering: William Giddings Sibley.
      In 1955, Harold Wetherholt resigned to become secretary-manager of Gallipolis Savings and Loan Company, where he served for 16 years. Ohio Valley Publishing Company bought the Tribune from Dear Publications in 1959, and moved to its present location in November, 1967.
     Born Jan. 19, 1900, in Gallipolis, Harold Wetherholt was a member of the last graduating class of the old Gallia Academy High school with commencement in the Bankrupt Store location in 1917.  The “new” GAHS is today’s old Junior High building on Fourth Ave. After brief military service, he enrolled at Ohio State University, and received his bachelor of journalism degree there in 1923. Mr. Wetherholt had worked summers with Mr. Sibley, “father” of the Daily Tribune, until Mr. Sibley sold the newspaper to Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Sr., in 1920.  Mr. Sibley’s total career with the Tribune covered the years 1890 to 1920.
     Mr. Sibley’s son, Ellis, ran the paper for Dr. Holzer, and Harold Wetherholt recognized him in an “inaugural” statement which ended: “Should his future work take him away from Gallipolis, I know that all the Tribune’s patrons, readers, and employees will join me in wishing Ellis Sibley good luck and Godspeed.” The statement assured the readers of his “earnest desire to serve them with the best paper that I may be capable of producing,” and he looked forward to growth and improvement. Growth came. There were 830 subscribers to the Tribune then; in 11 years, they had nearly tripled to 2,410; 22 years after Mr. Wetherholt took over, they numbered 5,100, six times the 1924 “originals.” Improvement came.  His friends say that at least some of Harold Wetherholt’s success with the Tribune resulted from his choice of assistants.  First, he had T. Lloyd Bush, now of Terrace Park, a suburb of Cincinnati. Bush left in 1930. Another was the late Ruth Mills Richards, for years circulation manager.
     Even O. O. McIntyre “joined” the Tribune, when Mr. Wetherholt contracted for the renowned columnist’s “New York Day by Day.” Old-timers around Gallia county, however, say that the young publisher’s greatest stroke of genius was his employment of Earl W. (Squire) Mauck as associate editor in 1931. Mr. Wetherholt’s editorials and Squire Mauck’s sprightly newswriting, observers say, sparked the upswing in Tribune circulation. To assist Mr. Mauck, the publisher summoned Jim Porter from Kentucky in 1940 on the 112-page sesquicentennial, and he later became editor of The Gallia Times. Mr. and Mrs. Wetherholt bought the Gallia Times in 1942.  J. Willard (Bill) Potter was editor, who left the Tribune in 1952 to edit and manage the Pomeroy Sentinel.
     James E. Danner, advertising director for the Tribune and Daily Sentinel, was appointed the Tribune’s first advertising manager in 1937 by Mr. Wetherholt. John Morgan, pressman, is another who started under Mr. Wetherholt (1947) when the Tribune was published on an old flat-bed press. Shirley Beck Brown, now part-time proofreader, even ante-dated Mr. Wetherholt, who kept her on the “force” as a typesetter. W. Vernon Deweese, the Tribune’s advertising manager, and composing room staff members Gayland Bush, Eustice Wilson, Fred and Bill Hoffman were all employed by Mr. Wetherholt in the late 1940s. Danner and all his sons worked as Tribune carrier boys under Mr. Wetherholt, and so did the present editor, Hobart Wilson, Jr., who later covered sports in the Wetherholt regime.
     Founding president of the Southeastern Ohio Newspaper Association.  Harold W. Wetherholt also was a former president of the Blue Pencil Club, an editors’ group, and charter member of the Ohio Valley – Kanawha chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity. He was a member of the Ohio Valley – Kanawha chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge Number Seven, F & AM, of the York Rite bodies of Masonry, and Aladdin Temple Shrine.  Mr. Wetherholt was a trustee and former board chairman of the Gallia County District Library, a member of the Gallipolis Civil Service commission, and a member of the Tenth Congressional District’s Academy Selection Committee.
     Mr. Wetherholt inducted O. O. McIntyre posthumously into the Ohio Journalism Hall of Fame, and, back in 1935, was one of the signers of the letter inviting the columnist to come back to Gallipolis. He was a charter member of the Gallipolis Rotary Club. Harold Wetherholt was preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Servilla Watts Wetherholt, and his brother, Editor Dwight C. Wetherholt.

[Note: Obituary has picture]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 01, 1972
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wetherholt, Hartie [Blazer]

Hartie Blazer Wetherhold Dead

     Hartie Blazer Wetherholt, born June 16, 1865, near Gallipolis, departed this life Dec. 22, 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie Woofter of Huntington, after a lingering illness following an operation.
She leaves besides her husand, J. W. Wetherholt, the following children: Mrs. Velvie Trotter of Thivener; Mrs. Marie Woofter of Huntington, Mrs. Winnie Clark of Leaper; Cleo at home, Blazer of Gallipolis, and William of Huntington.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ira Sheets at Providence Dec. 24 and she was laid to rest in Providence cemetery near her country home. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother and her going will be sadly missed. During her illness, which she bore with patience, she spoke the folowing words, "Earth is receding, heaven is opening, God is calling me."
     Our community was saddened by the death of Mrs. J. W. Wetherholt, whose illness for more than a month resulted in her demise. Mrs. Wetherholt was one who was a leader in her community, a worker, for the best and most worthy ideals, and one who never gave way to discouragement so common in working for the common good. Her place can not be filled, but the light given by her admoritions will doubtless be carried forward by those whom she associated with. The funeral was Christmas afternoon in the Providence Baptist Church.

Gallipolis paper
Dec 22, 1924
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wetherholt, Hattie Virginia [Piper]

     WETHERHOLT - Hattie Virginia Wetherholt was born to James and Amanda Piper, Oct. 18th, 1858, at Jackson, Ohio. Her parents removed to Ravenswood, W. Va., when she was very small; thence to Albany, Athens Co., O., some fifteen years ago; thence to Crown City, O.; thence to Porter , where she was married to George J. Wetherholt, by Rev. H. R. Howe, Nov. 9th, 1876, and in February following she joined the M. E. Church. She and her husband removed to Wilkesville in the Spring of 1878, where they both united with the Presbyterian Church in the spring of 1881, in which she lived a consistent member until her death, which occurred August 20, 1882.
     The following note, the testimonial of a stricken-hearted father, was handed to the writer just before the funeral discourse was preached, which speaks for itself:  

“Hattie was a kind-hearted, dutiful daughter, strictly virtuous and moral, open and frank in conversation, with a pleasant word for all with whom she met.” The sorrowing husband said: “She was a good and true wife, a devoted mother, and was loved by all who knew her.” Only a few weeks before she was taken sick, she said to her husband: ‘I feel sure I have not an enemy in the world-that I am at peace with everybody.”
     Her illness was short, she went down rapidly. When the hour came she calmly passed away without a struggle. She leaves a father, mother and two brothers, a husband and a sweet little girl.  What a blessed assurance they have that she is resting in her bright, happy home “beyond the river.”
     R. J. P. Lemmon, Pastor
     Wilkesville, O., Aug. 30, 1882

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday October 19, 1882
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wetherholt, Jacob W. “Todd”

Todd Wetherholt
     Todd Wetherholt passed away Thursday morning at his home near Bladen. He had been an invalid for several years, consumption being his malady. No pencil could describe his suffering, but death was his only relief and it came painlessly and swiftly. He was a man who commanded respect and was well known. He was forty-five years of age, married and leaves a family. Interment was Friday at Providence by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, November 3, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Wetherholt, James W.

Wetherholt Rites
     Funeral services for James W. Wetherholt, 54, of 41 Chillicothe Rd., who died Tuesday during heart surgery at University Hospital, Columbus, will be conducted at 3 p.m. friday at the Wetherholt-Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home by the Rev. Hughey L. Jones. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and are asked to donate to the Heart Fund.
     A master electrician at the Kyger Creek Power Plant, Mr. Wetherholt was formerly employed as an electrician at the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant. Once he operated a sporting goods store in Gallipolis and also served as a sports official. He was a licensed embalmer and once worked with Funeral Director Frank E. Wetherholt. Mr. Wetherholt was a member of St. Peter's Epicopal Church and the Gallipolis Elks Lodge. A native of New York, he was the son of the late James H. and Alice Blickle Wetherholt.
     Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Hanlon, now Gallia County recorder, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Van Dusen, Grass Valley, Calif., a son, Gene Wetherholt, Columbus, a brother, Charles Wetherholt, Texas, and four grand-children.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 14, 1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


Wetherholt, John William

John William Wetherholt Passes Friday
      John William Wetherholt, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Harrison tp., died Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Belva Trotter, on Clay Lick. He had been in poor health a good while.
Mr. Wetherholt, the father of Blazer Wetherholt of this city, was born May 29, 1854.
      His wife, Hartie Blazer Wetherholt, died Dec. 22, 1924. They are survived by the son and daughter named, Blazer and being their eldest; Mrs. Marie Woofter, Huntington, W. Va.; Will Wetherholt, Chester, Pa.; Minnie, Columbus, and Cleo, Huntington. There are five grandchildren and great-grandchild and one sister, Mrs. J. T. Mooney, Ohio tp.
      Funeral services will be held at Providence church at 2 o’clock, Sunday, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Interment there by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 16, 1937
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Wetherholt, Laura

In Loving Memory
     Laura Wetherholt, daughter of Riley and Jane Dickey, was born June 20, 1855 and departed this life March 18, 1932, age 76 years, 9 months and 18 days of age.
     On Nov. 12, 1874, she was united in marriage to Harvey J. Wetherhold, who preceded her in death 23 years ago. Of this union six children were born. One, little Annie, died in childhood. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Nelson of Springfield Ohio; Frank of Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Effie Watts, Crown City and Mrs. Chloe Wilson, Gallipolis; with many other relatives and friends. Among these are 3 grandchildren. One of these she raised up to womanhood in her own home; also an aged brother, Frank Dickey of Huntington, WV.
     Early in life she joined the Victory Baptist Church and has always been a consistent Christian and none knew her but to love her; none named her but to praise. Many who are now in the prime of life can truthfully say they were taught the foundations principles of Christian living in the Sunday School class by her; but she had been deprived of this privilege for some time on account of failing health and for fourteen months had suffered constantly, bearing her afflictions patiently, not thinking of self but of those who ministered to her in her needs.
     We will all miss her so much, in there is one comforting thought....she is at rest and it will not be long till we can meet her again.

No one knows the silent heart aches
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief oft borne in silence
For the dear Mother whom we love so well.

Oh may we learn to trust the Grace
Of Mother's God and trust His love
Until we reach that resting place
Where Mother waits for us above.

Gallipolis Paper
Marc 18, 1932                                                                                             Top of Page


Wetherholt, Manning Elias

Manning E. Wetherholt
     Manning Elias Wetherholt, 70, Gallipolis, died Friday, May 16, 1997 in the Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus.
     Born Jan. 26, 1927 in Gallipolis, son of the late Harold Watts and Coell Jividen Wetherholt, he was a 1944 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a 1950 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was associated with the Gallipolis Daily Tribune in1950-54.  Since 1954, he has owned and operated the French City Press in Gallipolis.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Rio Grande Community College Board of Trustees, and was a two-term president and representative in the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and recipient of the Founders Award. In addition, he was a past president of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Morning Dawn F& AM Lodge 7, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple, Columbus, the Gallipolis Shrine Club, the Gallipolis Parks Board, American Legion Lafayette Post 27, the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels, the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, and a former member, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Gallipolis Rotary Club.
     Surviving are his wife, Polly Beard Wetherholt, whom he married June 1, 1952 in Gallipolis; three daughters, Christine “CeCe” (Frank) Cugliari Jr. of Coshocton, Mary Ellen Wetherholt of West Lafayette, and Patricia (Allen) Wilbur of Urbana; and six grandchildren.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leland Brehm officiating.  Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Rio Grande Community College, Holzer College of Nursing, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674; Cardiac Research, in care of Dr. Phillip Binkley, OSU Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio 43210; or the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1803 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday May 19, 1997
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wetherholt, Mary Catharine

     Died, in Clay township, July 21, 1869, Mary Catharine, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Wetherholt; aged 2 months and 21 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 12, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wetherholt, Martha A.

Martha A. Wetherholt
     Mrs. Martha A. Wetherholt, widow of the late Jacob W. Wetherholt, died at Huntington last Sunday morning after a week's illness of pneumonia. She was past 67 years of age and made her home with her son Albert Wetherholt, proprietor of the Regal Hotel. She was a most excellent lady and had many friends in this county where she spent most of her life.
     She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Dora Landthorn of Gallipolis, Mrs. Elzie Porter of Angel, Mrs. Will Reed of Columbus and sons Albert of Huntington, Thomas of Angel and Arby Wetherholt, of London Ohio. One boy and one girl preceded her, and her husband, who was a well known citizen, died about 15 years go.
     The remains arrived here from Huntington Monday morning and were taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Landthorn. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at Providence by Rev. Ewing. Interment following by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 11, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Wetherholt, Pluma [Roadarmour]

Mrs. T. Wetherholt Is Buried Here
     The body of Mrs. Pluma Wetherholt was laid to rest Saturday at Mound Hill Cemetery. The funeral was held in Columbus Friday evening. Miss Pluma Roadarmour was born May 14, 1880. She was a daughter of John and Isabel Cottrill Roadarmour. A brother, W. W. Roadarmour, preceded her in death. Three sisters survive: Mrs. Ethel Boggs, and Miss Mollie Roadarmour of this city and Mrs. Emily Trotter of Londonderry.
     She was married to Thomas Wetherholt in 1899. To this union were born four children: Delle, who died in 1918, another son who died in infancy; two daughters, Mrs. Millard Ankram and Mrs. Forest Ball, both of Columbus. Seven grandchildren also survive. She united with the Bailey Chapel Church in early life and lived a devoted Christian life. A host of friends and relatives mourn her loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 16, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wetherholt, Ruth Carolyn

Death of a Child
     Little Ruth Carolyn Wetherholt, the ten month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Wetherholt, died Wednesday night after an illness of about twelve hours of cholera infantum. She was a bright child and being the only daughter was idolized by her parents, who will have the sympathy of everyone in their bereavement. The funeral services will be held Friday by Rev. Cherrington, internment following probably at Mound Hill.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born: Sept. 25, 1909; died July 20, 1910, 9 months 25 days of age. Parents: Elias Wetherholt born Gallia County and Servilla Watts born Missouri. Burial: Mound Hill]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 22, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wetherholt, Sarah

     Mrs. Sarah Wetherholt, 83, and a well known resident of Crown City, passed away at her home there Friday evening, April 9, after a week's sickness. The funeral was conducted Sunday at Providence church. Mrs. Wetherholt is survived by four children, and numerous grandchildren and other relatives. She was a fine old [unreadable] and highly respected.

[Note: Born January 16, 1832 - Died April 9, 1915, wife of Jacob Wetherholt]

Gallipolis paper
April 9, 1915
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                         Top of Page


Wetherholt, Thomas

Tom Wetherholt Dies In Columbus; Interment Here
Clay Twp. Native And One-Time Gallipolitan
    
Thomas Wetherholt, formerly a familiar and popular figure in Gallipolis, died Saturday night at his home, 167 Jenkins Ave., Columbus. Some time ago he operated a restaurant on South High St.
     Services were held at 7:30 last night at the A. K. Graumlich funeral home and interment was made today in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Wetherholt was born in and reared in Clay Twp. and was a son of Tod Wetherholt. The family home was on Swan Creek a mile or so from Providence Church. He was 63 years old. Before he moved from Gallipolis to Columbus he had the Geneva Hotel, now the Thabet building at Third and Grape. He was a member of Naomi Lodge No. 55, Knights of Pythias.
     Mr. Wetherholt is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pluma Wetherholt; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Ball and Mrs. Vivian Ankrom; a brother, Albert Wetherholt; Huntington, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Elza E. Porter, Gallipolis, and Mrs. W. D. Reed, Columbus, and seven grandchildren.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, July 6, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wetherholt, Thomas J.

Death of Thos. J. Wetherholt
     Mr. Thomas J. Wetherholt died at his home on upper Second Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 2nd., at 6:45 p.m. after an illness of nine days due to a cerebral hemorrhage following pneumonia.
     He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Harry B. Boore of Atwood IL; Mrs. Ira Walter of this city and Mrs. J.W. Lewis of Point Pleasant, WV and one son, J.H. Wetherholt of Dundalk, MD and three grandchildren. In addition to the immediate family three sisters and one brother are left to mourn his loss.
     Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Friday. Interment will be at Pine Street Cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: Death Certificate--Thomas Jefferson Wetherholt was born Nov. 20, 1849 in Clay Township; died Jan. 2, 1924 in Gallipolis; 74 years 1 month and 13 days of age. Parents: Thomas Wetherholt and Anna Ward.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 3, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wey, Ann [Pollock]

      In Memory of Mrs. Wey

"I heard the voice of Jesus say,
Come unto me and rest,
Lay down, poor uneasy one,
Lay down your head upon my breast."

     A long life nobly spent, a peaceful death--the look of summer upon the pale face--children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives, friends and neighbors, with tears of tenderness and love, about the flower strewn casket seems more like a crowning over which angels rejoice, than an occassion for grief.
     Mrs. Ann (Pollock) Wey, widow of L.G. Wey, was born in Wheeling, WV, Sept. 12, 1824 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. M. Ferguson, in Columbus, Ohio, June 22, 1910.
     She was a mother of eight children, four of whom survive her; namely Thomas and William Wey, Mrs. Wm. M. Ferguson and Mrs. Wm. J. Thompson. Mrs. Wey was a loyal wife and mother and the unusual tenderness and devotion of her children in years of of helpfulness was beautiful. Far more expressive real love than flowers worn in memory of her or left to wither upon the grave.
     For some weeks before the final stroke, Mrs. Wey had talked much of the dear ones who awaited her in the Great Beyond. The old gospels they had loved thrilled her--angels seemed wooing her Heavenward and when the Master [missing rest of article].

[Note: Death Certificate...Parents: Steven Pollock (born Ireland) and Anna Durham (born Scotland)..burial Green Lawn]

Gallipolis Paper
June 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Wey, Thomas

Mr. Thomas Wey
     Mr. Thomas Wey, a former resident of this city, died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. William Thompson, in Columbus, Ohio, on last Monday morning, May 29, 1899. He was about 80 years of age, and had been ill with a complication of diseases for sometime. He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Capt. John Holloway, of this city. The remains were laid to rest in Green Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, June 3, 1899
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Whaley, Darwin C.

     Mr. Darwin C. Whaley died at the home of his mother, Mrs. W. C. Whaley, at Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., on Thursday afternoon of last week. Typhoid pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death. He was 25 years of age, and was employed in the U. S. Treasury Department at Philadelphia, where he was taken sick. The funeral and burial took place at Pt. Pleasant last Sunday.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, February 11, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wheaton, Harold Dale

     Harold D. Wheaton, 60, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died suddenly in Middleport around 2:30 p.m., Friday. A self-employed carpenter, Mr. Wheaton was born in Bidwell on April 1, 1908, son of the late Forest and Maude Straunbaugh Wheaton.
     A graduate of Bidwell-Porter High School in 1925, he is survived by one son, Clarence, Tampa, Fla., and three daughters, Mrs. Clarice Jarvis, Columbus; Mrs. Juanita Harrison and Mrs. Sherley Oxyer, both of Cheshire. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, two brothers, John, of Fairborn and Joe, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Little, Illinois; Miss Marie Wheaton and Mrs. Lillymae Oxyer, both of Cheshire.
     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Miller’s Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Paul Taylor. Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4: p.m. today.

Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, June 16, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wheeler, George Nelson

Nelson Wheeler, 58, Claimed
     G. Nelson Wheeler, 58, of 514 Fourth St., Marietta, a former resident of Gallipolis, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a Columbus hospital following an illness. Mr. Wheeler, a Marietta pharmacist, was born in Pleasantville, Ohio on Oct. 19, 1913, son of the late Fred W. Wheeler and Mrs. Fred W. Wheeler, Gallipolis.
     Surviving besides his mother are his wife [Jean Foster] and two daughters, Mrs. Dean Davisson, Germany, and Diane, Washington, D. C., and one son, George, Marietta. Two brothers survive, Harry C. Wheeler, Gallipolis and Kenneth G. Wheeler, Houston, Texas.
     Funeral services will be held at the Hadley Funeral Home in Marietta on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, May 24, 1972
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wheeler, Harriett Ann

Girl Dies In Marietta Home
     Harriett Ann Wheeler, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wheeler, both former Gallipolis residents, died Thursday afternoon at her parents’ home in Marietta following a lengthy illness. She was the granddaughter of Mrs. F. W. Wheeler, 522 Third Ave., and Mrs. Fred Foster, 510 Third Ave. Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Jan and Diane, and one brother, George. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Luke’s Episcopal church, Marietta, followed by burial in Mound Hill cemetery later in the afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 26, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wheeler, Isabel W. [Morgan]

     Isabel W. Wheeler, 63, Lima Towers, Lima, died Thursday in Lima Memorial Hospital. Born March 5, 1922, in Ironton, daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte Aldrich Morgan, she was a member of Kibby Street Church of Christ in Lima.
     Surviving are her husband, Hubert E. Wheeler; three sons, Ivan E. Wheeler and Hubert D. Wheeler, both of Lima and Donald R. Wheeler of Honolulu, Hawaii; a daughter, Mrs. William (Charlotte Marie) Glass of Magnum, LA; 11 grandchildren; two brothers Given Morgan and Leslie Morgan, both of Ironton and two sisters, Pauline Walters of Rio Grande and Ruby Gurnitz of New Lenox, IL. She was preceded in death by a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Evangelist William B. Kughn officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: died April 11, 1985]

Gallipolis Paper
April, 1985
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wheeler, Jean [Emogene Hanson Foster]

     GETTYSBURG, PA - Jean Foster Wheeler, 82, of Gettysburg, formerly of Marietta and Washington, D. C., died Thursday morning (Dec. 27, 2001) at her residence. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Gallipolis to Fred and Billie Spencer Foster. She was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Gettysburg.
     She is survived by three children, Jan (Dean) Wheeler Davisson of Dayton, Diane (Roger Budge) Wheeler of Gettysburg and George (Mary) Wheeler of Vienna, Va.; six grandchildren, David (Carrie) Davisson of Columbus, Randy (Birgit) Davisson of Hallstadt, Germany, Elizabeth (James) Brantley of Fort Worth, Texas, Spencer Wheeler of Gettysburg and Johanna Wheeler and Kylie Wheeler, both of Vienna, Va.; six great-grandchildren, James and Joanna Davisson of Columbus, Christian and Tammy Davisson of Hallstadt and Sarah and Jenny Brantley of Fort Worth, two sisters, Mary Kershaw of Concord, Tenn., and Glorianna Dougherty of Carbondale, Ill.; and two brothers, John Foster of Kanauga, Ohio and Dan Foster, of Cape Carteret, N. C. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Nelson Wheeler, who died in 1972; and her parents.
     Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 541 Second Ave., Gallipolis, with the Rev. Becky Mitchfelder [Michelfelder] officiating. Burial is in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 Second Ave., Gallipolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Marietta Times
Monday, December 31, 2001
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wheeler, Jean Miller

     Jean Miller Wheeler, 59, Rt. 1, Cheshire, died Wednesday at her residence. Born Dec. 3, 1925, at Zanesville, daughter of the late Phillip Miller Sr. and Ethel Francis Miller, she was an employee of the Donut House in Gallipolis and attended Addison United Methodist Church.
     She married Kenneth R. Wheeler, who survives, on July 18, 1945, in Cumberland, Md. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Kay) Gutridge Sr. of Newark, Mrs. Rodney (Mary) Waters of Zanesville, and Mrs. Bruce (Linda) Henson of Gallipolis; a son, Kenneth M. Wheeler of Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Ruth) Taylor and Mrs. Bernard (Betty) Riley, both of Zanesville; and five brothers, William Miller, John Miller Phillip Miller Jr., Harry Miller and Robert Miller, all of Zanesville; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Margaret Perry, preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Bolin Funeral Home, Zanesville, with the Rev. Roy Keyser officiating. Burial will be in Chandlerville Cemetery. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Litchfield officiating, and at Bolin Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made Addison United Methodist Church, in memory of Mrs. Jean Wheeler, in care of Lewis Hughes, Rt. 1, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 2, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                Top of Page


Wheeler, Mary Carole

Wheeler Child Died 5:20 A.M.
     Little Mary Carole Wheeler, the younger of the two daughters of Nelson and Emojean Foster Wheeler, died at 5:20 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. She had been ill two months and it was generally known her condition was very grave. Death was ascribed to pneumonia but there were complications.
     Mary Carole was born here Jan. 7, 1941. Her father, who is in the navy, was here when she died and had been here often during her distressing illness. He recently completed the training course at Great Lakes, Ill.
The body was removed from the hospital to the mortuary of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Funeral arrangements had not been completed early this afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 21, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wheeler, Sarah [Freeman]

     Sarah Wheeler, 78, Rt. 1, Langsville, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born on July 15, 1910 in Vinton County, daughter of the late Leonard E. and Grace A. Shisslet Freeman.
     Preceding her in death were her husband, Johm Wheeler, in 1972; two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Clyde Stollings, Rt. 2, Vinton; a sister-in-law, Mildred Freeman, Rt. 1, Langsville; and the Ross Schuler family, friends with whom she made her home.
     Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home of Vinton. The Rev. A.B. Maloy will officiate. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Gallipolis Tribune
Jan 3, 1989
Transcribed by J. Farley


Wheeler, William Frederick

Wheeler Infant Dies Sunday A. M.
     William Frederick Wheeler, four-months-old child of Nelson and Imogene Foster Wheeler, 510 Third Ave., died at 7:30 Sunday morning at the Holzer Hospital. The child had been taken there for examination and treatment after 10 o’clock Saturday night. Death resulted from a congenital heart defect.
     The bereaved father, who is in the naval service and has been stationed at Annapolis, arrived home last night. He was to have been transferred today. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler have a daughter, Jan, aged about four years. William Frederick was the only grandson of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wheeler; and the other grandparents are Col. and Mrs. Fred Foster.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, with Rev. Charles G. Baird in charge. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by G. J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 28, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Whitaker, Benjamin F.

EUREKA, O. Aug. 16, 1869 - Mr. Wm. Nash:—Benjamin F. Whitaker, son of A. J. Whitaker, aged about 16, was drowned near this place, on yesterday evening. His body was recovered after being in the water about 3 hours. Yours, J. M. C.

[Note: There are two Whitaker graves marked on the Clay Chapel Cemetery plat map without any other information, so could be where he is buried.]

The Gallipolis Journal
August 19, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Whitaker, Maria

OBITUARY
Maria Whitaker
     Departed this life August 7, 1888, Maria, wife of A.J. Whitaker, aged nearly 72 years, leaving to mourn his loss for a few days,an affectionate husband, with whom she had journeyed through life for some 52 years.
     Mother Whitaker was the mother of ten sons, four of whom have preceded her to the better land. She has been in feeble health for some time and though her husband and children ministered to her every want with loving care and could not realize that she could but be spared to them, yet God to His infinite mercy saw fit to relieve her of the cares of this life and called her home.
     When the heart is first wrung with grief for dear ones whom it has pleased God to remove from among us, death seems to be an enemy; but when the agonies of grief have melted away into the gentle tear of recollection, there is something grand and consoling in the idea of death. Without this radiant idea, this morning star, indicating that the luminary of eternity is going to rise, life would to our view darken into midnight melancholy. So friends, let us now in humble submission to the will of God, remembering that her spirit is only another link in that bright golden chain, binding you closer to Heaven. Knowing something of the remorse filling the heart of the aged and stricken companion who has been called upon to part with her who has been the sharer of all his pleasures and sorrows since his youth, yet think dear father, that you are to travel the remainder of this life's road, only; without her presence; for as you pledged yourself " to love and cherish her until death do us part," likewise pledge yourself to love and cherish her memory until death do you again unite.

Poor wife, she is dead and I am alone,
Tis the debt which all mortals must pay;
Yet of all the sorrow I've felt in my life,
I never knew grief till today.

As the sun went down neath the hill top,
And shadows stole in over my head,
So the light of her life and mine, went out,
And left me alone with my dead.

Fifty-two years we walked side by side,
Each a staff to the other always,
But the angel of death has taken my help,
So what can I do now but pray?

Bless thou us, Lord , in the Kingdom above,
Whence Thy grace so freely is given,
So long have we journeyed together on earth,
Receive us together in Heaven.
                                                       E.L.C.

Gallipolis Paper
Aug. 7, 1888
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Whitaker, Mary M. [Wooten]

Mary M. Whitaker
     On Sunday evening, Aug 19, 1888, just as darkness was enshrouding the earth and all nature seemed sinking to rest; death claimed his victim, Mary M., wife of Isaac Whitaker. Mrs. Whitaker was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. Wooten and was some fifty years of age.
     The record of her life was noted for love, kindness and patience in her family circle and generosity and benevolence among her friends and neighbors, being ever ready to minister to the wants and sufferings of mankind. The family lost in the death of both, everything that could be desired in the way of faithful wives and kind, loving and indulgent mothers and the community a neighbor whose vacancy can not be filled.
     Mrs. Mary Whitaker was a very frail creature, being a great sufferer, much debilitated by a lingering disease. Although slow in progress, yet it laid the foundation of a complaint that baffled the skill of the physicians until nature, no longer able to withstand the ravages, sunk beneath its weight. Many days and nights did loving hands minister tenderly to every want, while the angels hovered near her saying, "Come." During her painful illness she was patient, resigned and submissive to the will of God. At the approach of death there was no apparent uneasiness or complaint, but a firm trust in the providence of the Saviour, so humble reliance on the merits of Christ for pardon and salvation and a full persuasion of the truth and faithfulness of God to fulfill His own gracious promises. She seemed sensible that her natural life must soon end and left to her husband and her three children an assurance that she was only passing from the life of suffering into that beautiful home that awaits the Christians's coming, being heard just before the parting, to murmur, "Thank God, my way is clear."
     Friends, cherish her memory of those dear ones whose presence is now removed from your midst; but whose spirits hovers round you, wooing, yes, gently wooing you, Heavenward; and so live that when the summons comes you shall be found no faithless servants, frightened from your task, but ready to unite with the redeemth in glory.                   E.L.C.

Gallipolis Paper
Aug. 19, 1888
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


White, Aldeth E. [Findley]

ALDETH E WHITE
     Aldeth Eugenia White, 80 Lower River Road, Gallipolis, died at 5 a.m. today March 5, 1984 in Grant Hospital, Columbus, having been in failing health for serveral weeks. Born March 12, 1903 in Walnut Township, Gallia Co. OH, daughter of the late Chester Findley and Saide Coleman Howard She was a retired employee of Davis-Shuler Co., and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 27 Auxiliary.
     She was the widow of Homer Wood and Roy White. Surviving are two sons, Robert Wood of Canal Winchester, and Tom White of Gallipolis; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Aspen of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Carter of Pomeroy and Mrs. Linda Hensley of Gallipolis; five sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Clarice) Null of Gallipolis, Mrs. Gertrude Slagle of Oak Hill, Mrs. James (Phyllis) Trotter of East liverpool, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Johnson of Toledo and Mrs. Clifton (Marcella) Long of Thompkinsville, Ky; two brothers, Emerson of Toledo, and Leland of Fallbrook, Calif.; nine grandchldren and eight great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Waugh-Halley -Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

From the Gallipolis Tribune, Funeral Home Card
and the papers of Barb Richards
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover                                                                Top of Page


White, Alexander “Alex”

Aged Alex White Dies Sunday P. M.
    
Death came Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock to Alexander “Alex” White, whose age was reported to be between 96 and 98 years. He died at the late Dave Dailey’s home in the Mercerville neighborhood and had been cared for tenderly during his last four weeks illness as well as during his 27 years residence there by Bertha and Jean Dailey.
     Never married, this nonagenarian farmer was born in Lawrence County, but it was not known whether he had survivors there.
     Final rites at Goodhope Church, Tuesday 2 p.m., Rev. Cecil Jones officiating, with burial in Goodhope cemetery (Guyan Twp) by Coleman R. Halley, Mercerville---(Ironton papers please copy.)

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

White, Allie  [Leonard]

Death Claims Mrs. Allie Leonard White
     Mrs. Allie Leonard White died Sunday morning at the County Home where she had been cared for since suffering a stroke of apoplexy a week ago today. She never regained consciousness.
     She was a sister of the late C. D. Leonard of Addison tp., and is survived by a half-brother, H. D. Leonard, Columbus. She would have been 60 years old on May 5. Mrs. White had a home of her own and lived alone. She made frequent trips afoot from Bidwell to Gallipolis, it is said, and was a familiar figure here. She and her husband separated years ago and he married another.
     Funeral will be held at Bidwell M. E. church at 10 o’clock tomorrow, in charge of Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial at Campaign by Coleman.

[Note: May 5, 1876 – April 29, 1936; Age 59 yrs. 11 mos. 21 das. She was the daughter of Orlando & Docie (Theodosia) Kincade Leonard. Her former husband was Frank T White,]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 27, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Alma [Braley]

     GALLIPOLIS - Alma White, 82, of Route 3, Gallipolis, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1991, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren (Dora) Salisbury of Gallipolis. She was born Oct. 22, 1908 in Meigs County, daughter of the late John and Mabel Tucker Braley. She was a member of the French City Baptist Church and the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Warren (Dora) Salisbury and Mrs. Herman (Sara) Nelson, both of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Dale (Mary) Haskins of Columbus; two brothers, Frank Braley of Hamilton and Allen Braley of Summersville; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Mildred) Clapper of Orient; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George McFarland in July 1938; second husband, Arthur White; one son, Harvey McFarland; two infant sons; and one infant daughter.
     Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. John Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Brush Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may cal at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
October 20, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Amanda [Adkinson]

Mrs. Amanda White      
     Mrs. Amanda White, 91, a former resident of Gallipolis, died Monday evening in a South Point nursing home. She had been in failing health several years. A native of Gallia County she was born in the Teens Run neighborhood of Clay Twp. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Adkinson. Mrs. White was a member of the First Baptist Church and Gallia Council 112, Daughters of America.
     She is survived by a son, Guy L. White, Gallipolis; a granddaughter, Mrs. Frank (Thelma) Loucks, Marietta; and two great grandchildren. Her husband and a son preceded her in death. The body is at the Wetherholt-Elliott funeral home. Arrangements will be announced.

Gallipolis Tribune
1964
Transcribed by J. Farley


White, Archibald H.

Death Of Mr. White
     Mr. Archibald H. White, living on 2nd Avenue in the Jones & Maddy Garage Alley, died at a quarter past 6 o'clock Thursday evening of kidney trouble with which he had been afflicted for a long time. He is survived by a second wife and by one daughter by his first wife, Mrs. Sarah Ridman, of Chauncey, Ohio; son Dan of Mable Shade near this city and a section hand on the railroad; a son Charley at Pt. Pleasant and also one son Hollis of Lancaster.
     He was married to his present wife seven years ago. He is said to have been all over the world, was a gardener by occupation.
     His interment will probably be by Wetherholt at Mound Hill. The matter; however, will not be fully determined until their children come and decide the matters. He was a stranger to us, but said to have been a harmless, unoffensive old man.

[Note: Archibald Henderson White born June 23, 1827 Roanoke County, NC; died Oct. 10, 1912; aged 85 years 3 months and 18 day. Father: William White Mother: unknown. Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Oct. 11, 1912
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


White, Bertha

     Mrs. Bertha White, wife of James White, postmaster of Greasy Ridge post office, one of the most prominent residents of Mason Township, died at 1:30 a.m. today at her home following an illness of two weeks.
     Mrs. White was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Myers, was born June 29, 1880 in the community in which she died, and was united in marriage to Mr. White in 1898. Eight children were born to their union and seven survive: Mrs Edna Johnson of Lecta, Mrs Bernard Massie of South Second, Ironton, Emerson White, Mrs. Marjorie Callicoat, Ollie and Emory White, all of Greasy Ridge, Elmer of Rappsburg. Also surviving are her father and husband, three brothers and sisters: Mrs Eura Saunders of South Third, Mrs. Sarah Salyers of Lecta, Henry and Walter Myers both of Lecta.
     She was a member of Fox Fairview Christian Church. She and her husband reared their excellent family in the Mason township area.
     Friends may call at the residence after noon Sunday. Services will be conducted in Fox Fairview Christian Church Tuesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Fairview cemetery directed by Phillips.

Ironton Tribune
September 18, 1943
Transcribed by Sheila Foe                                                                             Top of Page


White, Charles Edgar

C. E. White, Resident Of Vinton, Dies
     Charles Edgar White, 85, a resident of Vinton, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday in a Nelsonville hospital. Mr. White was a native of Rio Grande and was born on May 27, 1875. His marriage was to the former Carrie E. Topping on Aug. 15, 1901 and she preceded him in death March 18, 1947.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Anna Higgins (with whom he made his home) and Chester White, both of Vinton, Lester of Lapeer, Mich., Edgar of Toledo, Mrs. Verna Waugh of Bidwell and a stepson, B. H. Topping of Toledo. A son, Orville, of Gallipolis preceded him in death. Brother and sisters who survive are Mrs. Charles Childers and Lewis White, both of Thurman and Mrs. Fannie Childers of Columbus. There are 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     Mr. White was a member of the Rodney Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Vinton Methodist Church. Rev. Jack Stutler will officiate and burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon and evening.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, February 18, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Charlie

Charlie White Death Caused By Heart Attack
     Charlie White, 80, brief mention of whose death appeared in Thursday’s Tribune, was the victim of a heart attack at 9:40 a.m., Thursday. He died while being admitted to Holzer hospital. Mr. White was a retired farmer who had been making his home at 1813 Chatham Ave., since his retirement, 18 years ago.
     He was born at Swan Creek, April 20, 1875, the son of the late George R. and Sarah Johnson White. He was one of eight children, two sisters and two brothers preceding him. His living brother is Jesse White, Gallipolis and sisters, Mrs. Sarah Cox, Kanauga and Mrs. Mary Cox, Gallipolis.
     On Nov. 5, 1902, he was united in marriage to Ernestine Cox at the courthouse, and she survives along with six children. Three children died in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. John (Myrtle) Taylor, Mrs. Homer (Goldie) Warren, Mrs. Charles (Belvie) Casey, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Henry (Ruby) Meadows, Bladen, Mrs. Jewel Feustal, Lower River Rd., and Enzie, a son, at home.
     Funeral services will be held at Condee Chapel, Eastern Ave., at 2 p.m., Sunday, with Rev. James Erwin officiating. Burial will follow in White Cemetery, back of Sawn Creek, under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the late home on Saturday and until the funeral hour. Pallbearers will be Richard and Archie Meadows, Vernon and Loren Taylor, Garland Warren and James Banks.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 17, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


White, David

     DIED - April 22, 1864, Mr. David White, in the 90th year of his age at the residence of his son, Jacob White.

Gallipolis Journal
April 28, 1864
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


White, Donald

White Funeral Held
Former Gallipolis Youth Buried at St. Nicholas Cemetery
     Donald White, 15, former Gallipolis youth, was buried at St. Nicholas Cemetery near this city, Saturday, his body having been brought from Columbus, where he died Thursday as the result of complications of an appendix operation.
     He was buried beside his father, twin brother, and two sisters, who were victims of a fire at Nallen, W.Va., four years ago. With his mother, Mrs. Mable Jenkinson, he moved to Pomeroy two years ago, going to Columbus seven months ago.

Athens Messenger
Oct. 10, 1932
Contributed by Joyce Robinson                                                                     Top of Page


White, Ed

Ed White Dead
   
 Relatives here received word of the death of Ed White, which occurred Sunday at his home in Everette, Wash. He was a son of the late John Perry White near Cora, and left for the west a number of years ago.  He leaves his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. Henry Skinner. Many friends in this county will be sorry to learn of his death.

Gallia Times
Wednesday, May 9, 1917
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


White, Edith Jane

     Edith Jane Handley White, 50, of 539 Sixth St., Columbus, a former Gallipolis resident, died early today in Holzer Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born March 21, 1931, in Frazier’s Bottom, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Handley.
     Surviving are six sons, George, Stephen, Richard, Keith, Donald and Danny White, all of Gallipolis; a daughter, Sherry White of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and a brother, Eugene Handley of St. Joseph, Mo.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Evans Funeral Home, with Pastor Odell Manley officiating. Burial will be in Pliny Cemetery, Pliny, W. Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. The sons will act as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, July 24, 1981
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Edmond Levi

Former Gallia County Auditor, Native of Bidwell, Dies of Heart Attack Monday
E. Levi White, 71, Is Stricken in Streets in This City
     GALLIPOLIS - E. Levi White, age 71, former Gallia County auditor, died suddenly Monday afternoon of a heart attack while on his way down town from his home at 758 [746] Second Ave. Mr. White had been in failing health for some time. He was stricken on the street in the 600 block of Second Ave. and was carried into the home of Clyde Mitchell, where he expired within a few moments. 
     He is survived by his wife and three sons, Selwyn, assistant cashier of the First National Bank here; Stanley, who is in the West and Merrill, of Detroit. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
     Mr. White was a life-long resident of Bidwell and moved to Gallipolis after he was elected county auditor.  He was the only Democrat ever elected to that office.  He had previously served as postmaster at Bidwell during the Wilson administration

Athens Messenger
Tuesday, November 21, 1944

White Rites Will Be Held Thursday
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for the late E. Levi White, former county auditor who died here Monday afternoon of a heart attack while walking along the street one block from his home, will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the residence at 746 Second Avenue. Rev. W. Scott Westerman will officiate and burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery near Bidwell.
     Mr. White was born at Sandfork in Walnut Township on August 22, 1869.  He was the eldest of twelve children born to William and Nancy Massie White. Mrs. White, who was the former Ella Coleman, survives him.  They were married November 1, 1893, and were the parents of three sons, Merrill C. of Royal Oak, Mich.; Stanley, Kansas City, Mo., and Selwyn, Gallipolis. Mr. White had five brothers and four sisters living:  Charles M., Ashville, Ohio; James W., Greasy Ridge, this county; Emory, Columbus; Frank, Groveport; Mrs. Ada Jackson, Gahanna; Mrs. Minta Null, Ironton; Mrs. Lottie Wright, Rio Grande; and Mrs. Clark Thornton, residing at the old family home in Walnut Township.
     He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church and active in the St. John’s Bible Class.

[Note: 8/22/1869 - 11/20/1944]

Athens Messenger
Wednesday, November 22, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Elizabeth

     Mrs. Elizabeth White, living near Macedonia Church, in Harrison Township, died Monday morning, aged about 81 years. The remains were taken to Crown City, where burial occurred Tuesday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 24, 1905
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


White, Ellen

Ellen White Dead

     Ellen White, daughter of Jos. and Mariah White, was born August 29, 1865 died August 12, 1914. Had she lived until the 29th day of August she would have been 49 years old. She was never very strong, being an invalid nearly all her life. Her sufferings were great, but she born them with Christian patience and fortitude. She was for a number of years a member of the Baptist Church, though feeble health kept her from attending church services. Her everyday life gave evidence of her faith in God and of her love for Jesus Christ her Savior.
     She leaves to mourn her demise an aged father, with whom she has lived since the death of her mother, four brothers, four sisters, and many other kindred and friends, but all, are comforted in the truth. Her sufferings are over. She is now at rest and in the assurance that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory she now enjoys.
     Her funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Clark Chapel, services being by Rev. W.J. Fulton. She was laid to rest in the Church Cemetery.

[Note: She was survived by four brothers, Andrew of Gallipolis, Nelson of Bulaville, Wesley of Prospect and John of Bidwell, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Kemper, Laura Luckadoo and Ella Grover of Porter and Rebecca Sprague of Columbus.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 20, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

White, Ellen

     Ellen White, daughter of Joseph Mariah White, was born August 29, 1865. Died August 12th, 1914, aged 48 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was never very strong, being an invalid nearly all her life. Her sufferings were great, but she bore them year after year with Christian patience and fortitude. She, for a number of years was a member of the Baptist church, but feeble health kept her from attending church services. Her everyday life gave evidence of her faith in God and of her love for Jesus Christ her Savior.
     She leaves to mourn her death, an aged father with whom she lived 15 years since the death of her mother. Also four brothers, Andrew of Gallipolis, Nelson of Bulaville, Wesley of Prospect and John of Bidwell. And four sisters, Mrs. Mary Kemper, Laura Luckadoo and Ella Grover of Porter, Rebecca Sprague of Columbus, and many other relatives and friends. But all are comforted in the truth that her sufferings are over and in the assurace "That the suffering of this present time, are nothing to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed her, having entered the house not made with hands eternal in the heavens."
     Her funeral services was held Friday afternoon at Clark Chapel, conducted by Rev. W.J.Fulton. Burial in the church yard near by, undertaker Glassborn having charge.

Gallia Times
August 26, 1914
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan                                                                        Top of Page


White, Emma Jane [Gilmore]

Former Local Resident Dies
     Mrs. Emma Jane White, 90, widow of Samuel White and a former resident of Gallipolis, died Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don Wakefield in Portsmouth. She had made her home there for the past several years.
     Mrs. White was the daughter of the late John and Minerva Town Gilmore and her birth date was Nov. 27, 1866. She was united in marriage on Oct. 16, 1887, to Samuel White. To this union three children were born: Mrs. Maude Affe of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Don (Alice) Wakefield of Portsmouth and one son, Sherman, who preceded her in death on March 20, 1955. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     For a number of years, Mrs. White and her late husband lived on Garfield Ave., where they operated the White Greenhouses and flower shop, which is now operated in Kanauga by Lucille White, widow of Sherman White.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, May 4, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Etta Haskin [Williams]

     Mrs. Etta Williams White,86, died early Monday morning at her Rt. 1, Crown City home. She was born at Crown City Jan. 11, 1880, daughter of the late John E. and Harriet Wat[t]s Williams. Her first marriage was to Emza Haskin and her second to James W. White, both of whom are deceased. She is survived by a son, Romeo Haskin of Youngstown. Two sons are deceased. Seven stepchildren also survive. Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
     Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home and burial was in Haskin cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 8, 1966
Transcribed by Henny Evans


White Family: James, Mary, James, John, Ira, May, Nora and Dora

Eight Dead in Fire at Swan Creek,
Father and Seven Children Burn
Terrible Tragedy Occurred Early Tuesday Morning
Only one Member Escaped Holocaust and He Will Probably Die From Burns

     With the exception of one member, a boy of 16 years, the entire family of eight of James White was burned to death about three o'clock Tuesday morning at the family home on Swan Creek, this county. The dead are James White, 59, father, Mary, 20, a crippled girl who kept the home, James 18, John 14, Ira 9, May 5, and twins Nora and Dora, aged three years. The mother died when the twins were born.
     The story of George White, aged 16, and the only survivor, is that when he awakened the house was a seething furnace. He heard the cried of some of the children but he could do nothing to save any of them.
George received some terrible burns on his face, head and hands, and although in agony from pain he had the courage to run to the home of a neighbor, Gilbert Layne, a quarter of a mile away to summon aid. When Layne and others reached the scene the house was a mass of hot embers, and nothing could be done toward finding the bodies of those who were incinerated in the cabin that had been their home, but was now their funeral pyre.
     George White is at the home of Gilbert Layne and is being attended by Dr. Joe Webster, who regards his condition as very serious.
     The White home was a two-room, one story long structure well back from the highway in an isolated neighborhood. The White family until a week ago had resided in East Gallipolis in a nearly destitute condition. Judge Clark of the Probate Court and others had visited the family and had offered to place the little ones in the Children's Home. Their proposal met with determined opposition from Mr. White, who bitterly resented the idea of the separation from his little ones. He declared that he would rather see them all dead than to have to endure such a calamity.
     Conditions in the home became so desperate that court officials decided the children must be sent to the home where they could be properly cared for, and the father was so advised. That night, about a week ago the entire family disappeared about midnight and their whereabouts were not known until word of the fire was received.
     Arrangements were made Tuesday for a search of the ruins of the home to find any remaining portions of the dead bodies of the eight who were burned to death, for burial in a common grave.
     In view of the father's feeling toward the proposed separation of his family, it is strongly suspicioned that he might have caused their deaths, fired the house and killed himself, though the son George who escaped can throw no light on that phase of it. It does seem improbable however, that all eight of those burned would have been so soundly asleep that the flames would not have awakened them. However, it is unlikely that the true facts in this terrible affair will ever be known.

[Note: according to 1930 Gallia County, Census, the father James was 57 at that time, but many of the children were the ages quoted in this article. From that information, it is surmised that this tragedy occured sometime between 1930-1932]

Gallipolis newspaper
date: 1930-32
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page


White, George W.

     Mr. George W. White, a brother-in-law of Mr. James H. McClurg, died at the home of the latter last Saturday. He was afflicted with stomach trouble, and some days before took a dose of lime mixed in water hoping to obtain relief.  It was an overdose, however, and despite all that could be done to relieve him he died upon the day mentioned. The funeral services were held last Monday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday July 29, 1893
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


White, Hannah J.

Mrs. Hannah White Dead
     Mrs. Hannah J. White, 89, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Rome Harrison, in Gallipolis Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1932. Two other daughters survive her, Mrs. Myrtie Elkins of Thivener and Mrs. Thelma Elkins of Milan, W.Va. Funeral and burial were at St. Nick Church Friday morning.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, February 11, 1932
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


White, Hattie

     Mrs. Hattie White, wife of Mr. A.M. White, died Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 1905, at her home on a farm near Columbus where they had been living with their daughter, Mrs. Nellie Ellis, since last May. She had been ill almost ever since moving to Columbus and had been in a critical condition for several days, though her death was a great shcok to her many friends here. The funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, interment following at beautiful Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
     Mrs. White was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McClurg and was born at Steubenville but moved to this city when a young girl. She leaves two brothers, Capt. Jas. A.McClurg, Rush, and one sister, Miss Julia McClurg, all of California. She was married to Mr. White after the civil war and had lived here until Mr. White's health failed last spring when he resigned his position with the Henking-Bovie Company and moved to Cloumbus. The many friends she made during her long residence here will learn of her death with deep regret and sympathise with the sorrowing ones.

Gallipolis Bulliten
March 31, 1905
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


White, Henry

Henry White Dead
     Henry White, age 59 and a former employee of the furniture factory, died Sunday morning at this home on Fourth Avenue. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church and conducted by Rev. R. W. Pierce. Burial at Mound Hill by Undertaker George Wetherholt. Mr. White was a good citizen and many friends will regret to hear of his death. He leaves a wife and two sons, Charlie and Guy, to mourn their loss.

[Note: Death Certificate...born July 22, 1861; died Feb. 8, 1920; aged 58 years 7 months and 17 days. Parents: John White and Nanoa Shumaker. Wife Amanda Atkins]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 9, 1920
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


White, Ira A.

White Rites Today
World War Veteran Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery
     GALLIPOLIS,  Sept. 13 - Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Epworth Church, for Ira White, World War veteran, who died in the U. S. Veterans’ Hospital, [Dayton], Saturday afternoon.  He was taken to the hospital two weeks ago in a serious condition.
White had been in poor health for a year.
     He was a member of Co. F and was formerly employed in the Gallipolis Furniture Factory.
He leaves a wife and five children, Floyd, Helen, Mary Margaret, Leon, and Anna May.
     Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note:  Feb., 1897 - 9/10/1932 S/o Charles Edward & Mary Jane Leach White.  His wife was the former Goldie E. Rupe]

Athens Messenger
September 13, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, J. Merrill

     GALLIPOLIS - J. Merrill White, 90, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Gallipolis died Thursday March 23, 2000 in the IHS Nursing Home in Fort Myers. Born January 8, 1910 in Green Township, Gallia County, he was the son of John F. White and Ella Thornton white.
     He attended Gallia Academy High School. In 1937 he founded the White Implement Company, which he operated until his retirement in 1951. While in Gallipolis, he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 1998 by his wife, Bessie McCall White, whom he married June 5, 1929 at Rodney and a sister, Clara Cooper Carter. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie(James) Gigante, and a granddaughter, Lisa (Steven) D’Amico, both of Fort Myers, and several nieces and nephews.
     Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000 in Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert D. Ingram officiating.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover


White, Jacob D.

     Mr. Jacob D. White, the well known carpenter of this city, died last Wednesday afternoon, after a short illness, which began on Friday of last week, with the grip, and then turned into pneumonia. A wife and four children survive him, and mourn their loss. Mr. White was a most excellent citizen, and his death is much regretted. He was a brother of ex-County Surveyor W. R. White, and at the time of his death was nearly sixty-six years of age.
     The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, at the M. E. Church. Burial at the Old Cemetery.

The Bulletin
Saturday, February 3, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page

White, Jacob D.

IN MEMORY
     Of Jacob D. White, who was born March 1st, 1828, and died January 31st, 1894. The subject of this sketch was born neat where the village of Rio Grande is now situated. His early life was spent farming and clearing and preparing the soil for cultivation. His opportunities for acquiring an education were limited. Reading, writing and arithmetic were about all the branches taught at that time. Of these branches, however, he acquired sufficient to enable him to transact the ordinary business of life. He was twice married. His first wife Margret J. was the daughter of William Waddell, late of Green township, and from this union which occurred April 28, 1853 the following children were born: Euphemia E. A., Ann E. L., and Margret E. The first born- Euphemia E. A. Marshall preceded him to the better land about 14 years ago. He married again on September 16, 1859, to Rebecca J., a daughter of John Cooper late of Gallia County. By this marriage he had two children, Emma R. and Wm. E. who with the widow and two daughters now mourn the loss of a kind and loving father and husband, over whose mourning and sorrowing hearts however, comes the sweet assurance that he has only crossed over the river to a purer and better home and is waiting to greet them as they one by one yield to the summons of death messenger.
     About thirty years ago he became a resident of Gallipolis city and has been engaged nearly all that time in following the trade of house carpenter, and the most of this time he was employed by the Mullineux firm.
If a good citizen is known by his straight-forward, upright walk, by his quiet, unassuming, every-day life, by his fair dealing with his fellow men, and by his turning away from and shunning the very appearance of evil and following after and practicing that which is good, then truly the community has lost a good citizen – one that will be missed in the sphere in which he moved, and by those who knew him best. Well may we ask – what is life? A loving circle broken; a golden link absent; a lively stone wanting. Where is our loved one? His example of faith in our Savior so beautifully exemplified in his last hour - viewed though it may be thro’ tears, comforting by points to the glorious life beyond the grave. Let us bow submissively and say “Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.”
     He has gone from among us; his familiar face which always wore a smile for all whom he met will not be seen any more. Let us then so live that like him, when the messenger comes we may be “sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, approach the grave like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.”
     Realizing that in place of this grief stricken present there shall come a present in which no parting hand will ever be taken and where sorrow and grief can never come. W. R. W

[Note: Buried Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis twp]

Gallipolis Journal
February 14, 1894
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


White, James

Death of James White    
     Uncle Jim White, a well known colored man, died last Saturday, aged about 78 years. The funeral was at the Third Ave. Baptist Church Monday and burial at Pine Street by Hayward & Son. Deceased came from Virginia after the war and of late years had trimmed yards and trees about town.

[Note: Cemetery entry gives DOD as 15 Feb 1902, burial in Pine Street Colored.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 21, 1902
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


White, James W.

     A retired Lawrence County school teacher, James W. White 86, of Crown City, died Sunday at 1 p.m. in Lawrence County General Hospital following a long illness. Mr. White was born March 31, 1877 in Gallia County, son of the late William H. and Rachel Massie White.
     The retired teacher taught in Lawrence County Schools for 53 years and had resided in Gallia County since 1946. He operated a general store and served as postmaster at Greasy Ridge from 1927-1945.
     In 1898 he was married to Bertha Mae Myers, who preceded him in death in 1945. Mr. White was a member of the Waterloo Lodge, F. & A. M.
     Surviving are his wife, Etta Haskins White, whom he married in 1946; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Johnson of Mercerville and Mrs. Della Massie and Mrs. Marjorie Callicoat of Ironton; four sons, Emerson and Emory of Greasy Ridge and Oliver W. and Elmer of Ironton; one stepson, Howard W Haskins of Youngstown, O. There are 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clark Thorton of Patriot, and Mrs. George Jackson of Galena, O.
     Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in the Fox Fairview Church, of which he was a member with internment in the church cemetery. Rev. Earl Hinkle and Rev. Jack Baldwin will officiate. The body will be taken from Phillips Funeral Home to the residence of a daughter at 2315 S. 11th today at 4 p.m. and to the home of a son, Emory at Greasy Ridge Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Ironton Tribune
April 22, 1963
Transcribed by Sheila Foe


White, Jesse

Jessie White, 87, Retired Farmer, Dies
     Jesse White, 87, a retired farmer, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, at his home, 1932 Chestnut St. He had suffered a stroke a week ago. He was born at Swan Creek on July 17, 1879, son of the late George R. ad Sarah Johnson White. He was one of eight children born to that union and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Cox and Mrs. Mary Cox, both of Gallipolis. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased and two sisters are deceased.
     His first marriage was to the former Nellie Green in September 1912, and she preceded him in death 1955. They were the parents of 13 children of whom nine survive, Mrs. Dorothy Hill, Cecil J., Jesse, Billy ad John White all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Vetta Ward of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, Mrs. Helen Earwood of Columbus, Mrs. Flossie Johnson of Kanauga and Raymond White of Athens. There are 38 grandchildren ad 18 great-grandchildren.
     His second marriage was to Elizabeth Morrow on July 10, 1963, and she survives. The body is at Miller’s Home for Funerals, and funeral arrangement will be announced later.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 31, 1967
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


White, John Franklin

     Died, August 8, 1863, John Franklin, son of John and Nettie White, aged twelve years, one month, and fourteen days. In speaking of the loved ones departed, we would say to the bereaved parents and mourning friends, to be comforted, and may grace support them, and enable them to count their great loss his eternal gain.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 20, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


White, Joseph

     WHITE - Joseph White, son of Nicholas and Mary White, was born Feb. 24, 1840 and died March 4, 1920. He obeyed the Gospel of Christ in 1862 and was baptized by Bro. Solomon Devore and lived a faithful member. He will be missed at St. Nick on Lord’s Day.
     He leaves two brothers, John of Thivener, and Wesley, of Gallipolis. He was never married but lived alone for several years, until January, when he was unable to wait on himself and his nephew and niece moved in with him and cared for him until the end.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 4, 1920
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                 Top of Page


White, Luella

Drowned Herself In The Ohio River
     Many near warm friends of Miss Luella White, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew White, of Kanauga, were shocked Wednesday morning to hear that she had drowned herself in the Ohio River at that point.
     Miss White was a trained nurse and an attendant of the O.H.E. for many years. She was a conscientious good girl, of a very nervous temperament. In the zealous performance of her duties at the O.H.E. she is said to have become broken down from nervous prostration of which she has suffered for the past three months having to throw up her position at the hospital. Of late her condition is said to have been most distressing.
     Wednesday morning, it is supposed at 3 or 4 o'clock she arose from her bed and went to the river, a short distance from their home, waded out into the water and drowned herself. The family on rising for the day discovered her absence and alarmed began a search for her and as soon as it was light enough traced her steps to the river in her bare feet and found her body near the shore at 8 o'clock.
     Coroner Dr. G.A. Mack was notified and went up and held an inquest elicting the information that the last seen of her by any of the family was Tuesday night about 10 o'clock when one of her sisters went into her room upstairs and found her lamp turned rather high and turned it down a little. She had been feeling better if anything than usual Tuesday and had attended to household duties as usual.
     Wednesday morning when the family arose, her brother, Paul, missed his clothes and on a search being made for them she was missing which resulted in a search for her when she was found clad in her brother's missing clothes lying in the water near the shore, one hand grasping a willow. His verdict was death by drowning with suicidal intent. She was taken home and Wetherholt notified to take charge of the body. At this writing it is not known what the funeral arrangements will be.
     All are united in giving an excellent name to this unfortunate young lady and joining in sympathy for her parents and other relatives. She was about 30 years of age and is survived by both parents and sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Pickens of this city; Annie, aged 16 and brothers Will and Page aged 14.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born: Aug. 5, 1882; died Jan. 24, 1911; aged 28 years, 5 months and 19 days of age. Parents Andrew White and Mary Ralph.]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 27, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


White, Margaret [Campbell]

Mrs. Marion White Dies At Charleston, Burial Here Sunday
    
Mrs. Margaret White, widow of Marion White and former Gallipolis resident, died Wednesday, July 7, at Charleston. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Charleston. The body will then be brought here for burial in Pine Street Cemetery at 2:30.
     Mrs. White is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Louise Jenkins, Mrs. Lenora Exline of Charleston and Mrs. Ruth Vasquez of Clarksburg, W. Va.; and these sisters and brothers: Mrs. Ada Stewart, Mrs. Lizzie Wigner and George Campbell of Gallipolis, Mrs. Lottie Fritz of Zanesville and Edward Campbell of Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 10, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Mary Jane

     Died, Feb. 13th, 1865, at her residence in Raccoon township, Mary Jane, wife of Daniel A. White, aged 24 years and 6 months. [Lengthy poem follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
March 23, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


White, Mary Elizabeth [Russell]

Mrs. Mary White Dies At Home For Aged Last Night
     Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Russell White, 73, died at 8 o'clock last night at the Bessie Higgins Home for Aged, where she had been cared for the last two and a half years. For 20 years Mrs. White had been crippled by arthritis and she had a chronic ailment and complications.
     Decedent was born near Bidwell Jan. 16, 1865. and hence lacked but a month and a half of being 74 years old. She was a daughter of Mayland and Susan Russell. At Gallipolis June 21, 1883, she was united in marriage to Nelson White, who together with one child, a daughter, Lydia, preceded her in death. The surviving children are Arthur, Luther, Leonard and Joseph White, Mrs. Edna Vance and Mrs. Effie Freeland.
     Mrs. White was so helpless as to require much attention, having to be lifted and carried about, but this care was given ungrudgingly because she was patient and considerate and appreciative. Though she must have suffered a great deal, she never complained but kept reassuring those about her she was comfortable and contented. Her sweet disposition endeared her to those among whom she spent her later years.
     Mrs. White was a native of Cheshire tp., a member of Campaign Baptist church, but had spent most of her married life in and around Bidwell.
     Funeral will probably be held in Vinton Baptist church Sunday p.m. Definite announcement will appear in tomorrow’s paper. The body is at the Butler-McCoy Funeral Home, where friends may view the features till the funeral hour.

[Note: 1/16/1864 - 12/1/1938; 74 yrs. 10 mos. 16 days. Buried in Vinton Memorial Park Per death certificate]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 2, 1938
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


White, Mary Nancy

     At Patriot, August 30, 1875, Mary Nancy, wife of David White, aged 31 years, 11 months and 7 days.     Her Christian life was of a deep and earnest type. Approaching death found her ready, willing and waiting. Her dying was in perfect triumph and perfect peace. To her it was better to depart and be with Christ. A husband and two children mourn.
                                                                                           B. E. Thomas

[Note: Cemetery entry gives middle initial as “M” and age as 31 y, 11 m, and 24 days.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 16, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


White, Nicholas

Nicholas White an aged and respected citizen of Clay township died Sunday, and was buried today, Christmas, at 2 o’clock.

Gallipolis Journal
December 27, 1893
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

White, Nicholas

     Mr. Nicholas White, an old and respected citizen of Ohio Township, died last Sunday. The funeral services were held on Monday.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, December 30, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page 


White, Ollie [Fee]

Mrs. O.J. White Dies Suddenly

     Mrs. Ollie Fee White, 69, wife of Oliver J. White, died 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Holzer Hospital where she was admitted 6 hours earlier. Although she had been in poor health for 2 years her death was a shock to her family and the community where Miss Ollie, as she was affectionately called by hundreds, was known as an exemplary Christian woman.
     She was born in Piketon, the daughter of A.L. and Hannah Copeland Fee. Her family moved to Gallipolis when she was 7 years old. Her father operated a barber shop on Court Street and for many years she worked with her father and later operated her own shop. Many men in middle life may recall Miss Fee cut their hair for the first time.
     She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and the Church was her first interest. She was the teacher of the Joy Class for several years until health necessitated her giving it up.
     The Whites were married October 12, 1938 by the Rev. George Sagen. Besides the husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J.W. (Lorean) Miller and Mrs. Charles T. (Clione) Robinson.
     Funeral services conducted by Rev. W.H. Green will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church. The body is at the Wetherholt Funeral Home where friends may call after 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...born Jan. 28, 1883; died Dec. 4, 1952; aged 69 years.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 5, 1952
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


White, Ora

     Ora Eugene White, 75, Bidwell, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1992 at Holzer Medical Center. Born in Elyria on Jan. 3, 1917, he was a son of the late Odell and Nina Straight White. He was a Class A welder and a United States Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
     He is survived by a daughter, Rose Marie White, Vermillion; four sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Julie White, Pomeroy, Bob and Carol White, Serento, Fla., Ora and Denise White and Raymond and Sharleen White, all of Lorain; and a son, Jerry White, Lorain; four step-sons, Scott, Steve Shannon and Shane Bailey, all of Austin, Texas; three step-daughters, Shirlee Conley, Youngstown, Scarlet Bailey, Gallipolis, and Susan Valdez, Austin, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters and his wife, Rosemary White.
     Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. with interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 13, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Orville (Bill) Leo

War Vet Dies Here Early Friday
     Orville (Bill) Leo White, 49, died Friday at 4 a.m. at his home, 539 Third Ave., after a long illness. Born Oct. 29, 1904, on Bidwell Route, the son of Charles E. White and the late Caroline Topping White, he was one of seven children. The following brothers and sisters survive along with the father, Bushnell and Edward, Toledo; Mrs. Anna Higgins, and Chester, Vinton; Mrs. Lester Waugh, Bidwell, and Lester, Michigan.
     Decedent attended Rio Grande High School and started working at the dairy of the Gallipolis State Institute in 1924. On April 3, 1942, he entered the U. S. Army and was dis-charged in July, 1943. He was married to Berdie Gilliand in Pomeroy on April 4, 1928 by Rev. W. H. Long. She survives. Following his discharge from service, he returned to the GSI for about a year.
     He had been in Veteran’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Huntington and Louisville most of the time since his discharge. He was returned from the Louisville hospital to his home here two weeks ago. He was a member of the Lafayette post of the American Legion and the Methodist Church.
     Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s with Rev. Paul Niswander officiating. Interment will follow in the Mound Hill cemetery with the American Legion and VFW officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 11, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


White, Parma O.

Parma O. White
     Parma O. White, 2701 1/2 Leonard Drive, died at her home Tuesday after a brief illness. Mrs. White was born Sept. 7, 1873, in Cora [Gallia County], Ohio and has resided in Everett since 1900.
     She leaves her two daughters, Mrs. Delores Pashle, 1702 McDougalll Avenue and Mrs. Myri Moore of Vallejo, CA; a nephew, Harlan Jones of 1610 Baker Avenue and three grandchildren.
     Funeral Services for Mrs. White will be held at the chapel of Challacombe and Fickel at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Rev. Edward Raue, Pastor the the First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.

[Note: death certificate Parma O. White died May 22, 1945, age 71 years, 7 months and 15 days of age. Husband Edward White (deceased), father D.C. Skinner, Mother: Emily Davis. Edward White died May 6, 1917 48 years, 1 month and 26 days of age. Parents: John P and Christina White. Both Parma and Edward died in Everett, Snowhomish County, WA]

Everett Daily Herald, Everett, WA
May-June 1945
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


White, Phebe [Holcomb]

Death of Mrs. W. R. White Sr
.
     Mrs. Phebe White, widow of Mr. W. R. White Sr., died at her home at 721 Third Avenue (this) Tuesday, June 3, 1924, after a serious illness of several weeks at the age of 77 years. She leaves one son Judge W. R. White and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Baxter of this city and Mrs. Genevieve Hulich of Cincinnati. Also one brother Wellington Holcomb of Arkansas, and two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Morlowe of Mattoon, Ill., and Mrs. W. R. Dupree of Portsmouth, O.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the residence. Burial in charge of W. N. Hayward at Pine Street cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 3, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans


White, Rebecca Jane [Cooper]

Mrs. Rebecca Jane White Dies Saturday
     Mrs. Rebecca Jane White, aged 88, died Saturday at her home, 908 2nd Ave. She was the daughter of the late John and Athea Cooper and had been a resident of Gallipolis for many years. Her death came after only a short illness.
     One daughter, Mrs. Samuel Clover, of Lima, three grandchildren and four [great] grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. A. H. Beardsley at her late home and burial in Pine Street Cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1928
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


White, Rosa

     Mrs. Rosa White, wife of Mr. A. H. White, of Maple Shade, died Sunday evening, aged 73 years, leaving a husband and five children, all grown.
     The funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning by Rev. Arthur, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. Mrs. White was a good woman and her death will be deplored by many friends who will sympathize with the bereaved ones.

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


White, Rufus

OBITUARY
     Died from cancer in the stomach. Rufus White was born in Millersport, Lawrence County, Ohio Oct 30th, A D 1812. Died in Gallia County, Ohio, March 3'rd, 1886, aged 74 years 5 months and 3 days.
     Brother White was united to marriage with Miss Lucinda Childers, Jan 14th, 1839. God blessed this union with 12 very dear children, four of whom preceded their father to the spirit world and 8 still survive. Brother and Sister White lived in a very peaceful relation as husband and wife until Jan. 26th, 1868, when death came and broke the family circle and called sister White from Labor to Reward.
     Brother White was again united in marriage with Miss Margaret Daniels, Jan 27'th, 1869. In this marriage relation Brother and Sister White lived a very peaceful and happy life, sharing together all the joys and sorrows that  are incident to this life until death came and again broke the family circle and took from their fond embrace a kind husband, a dear father and a friend.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 17, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann                                                                   Top of Page


White, Selwyn Ronald
    
     Selwyn Ronald White, 73, 809 Second Ave., Gallipolis, died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1913 in Bidwell, son of the late Edmond Levi and Ella Nora Coleman White. Surviving is his wife, Helma Weaver White, whom he married July 3, 1937 in Gallipolis. Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Warren C. (Phyllis) Baker, St Joseph, Mo. and Harry White, Gallipolis; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
     He was a 1931 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and attended Columbus Business School and the Banking School. He was employed by the Fairmont Creamery, then the First National Bank. He retired from Ohio Valley Bank on June 30, 1974, as executive vice-president and cashier. He became a member of the board of directors of the Ohio Valley Bank in 1974, and continued in that capacity until his death.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was part of the Usher Team; Morning Dawn Lodge 7, of which he was a past master; Royal Arch Chapter 79, where he was past high priest and past district deputy; Moriah Council 32; Gallipolis Golf Club; and former member of Rotary.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Joseph Hefner officiating. Burial follows in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
     Pallbearers will be Bob Saunders, Rusty Saunders, Morris Haskins, Keith Thomas, Wendall Thomas, Casey McKenzie, Larry Lee and Jim Roush. Honorary pallbearers will be John McNeal, Dr. Keith Brandeberry, Jim Dailey, Leon Saunders, Merrill Evans, Warren Sheets and Frank Mills.

Gallipolis Tribune
1986
Transcribed by J. Farley

White, Susannah [Wigner]

Death of Mrs. Susannah White
     Mrs. Susannah White, whose critical condition was mentioned yesterday, died this Friday morning, Dec. 16, 1898; age 96 years. She was the widow of John White, who died in 1848 and who was once Sheriff of Gallia County.
     She was the mother of nine children, Nancy (deceased), Mary Ripley, Sarah Childers of Missouri, Elizabeth Topping (deceased), P.J. White of Missouri, Jacob O. White (died 3 years ago), J.P. White of Raccoon (deceased), O.W. White of Coy and Surveyor W.R. White of this city. She had been a member of the M.E. Church for 80 off years and was a fine old Lady. For ten years she has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ripley, her son-in-law and daughter.
     She was born in Pennsylvania on the Monongahela River and when she was about 12 years old, her parents moved to Clarksburg, Virginia and crossed the river at Marietta and came through by land through the wilderness on the old Shade River Road and through Kyger on the a road laid out in 1805, meeting with but one or two houses on the road from Marietta to near Wigner this (Gallia) county. This was in 1816. They brought their household goods down from Little Kanawha on old pirogues or large poplar canoes.
     Her parents names were Wigner and they gave their name to what is now Wigner Post Office. Mrs. White was a sister of Old Uncle Daniel Wigner, who was a solider in the War of 1812. She had brothers and sisters, all of whom but one or two exceptions perhaps lived to the ripe old age of 90 years or upward. She was a very vigorous woman, mentally and physically. She was good disposition, generous and kindly and had any amount of friends.
     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted most likely by Rev. John W. McCormick at Rio Grande. The burial will be at the old Gilboa in Raccoon Township.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 16, 1889
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


White, Thelma

Thelma White
     Mrs. Thelma White, 73, a resident of 622 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Holzer Medical Center. She and her husband, Guy White, operated White's Wallpaper and Paint Store in Gallipolis for more than 25 years. They retired in 1968.
     She was born Aug. 19, 1902, in Union County Ohio, daughter of the late Chauncey E. and Mittie Ball Fife. Her husband, whom she married March 4, 1922, in Gallipolis, survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Thelma) Loucks, Zanesville. Two grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive. One sister, Mrs. Ross (Hazel) Harding, Cheshire, survives. One brother preceded her in death.
     She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis. She was a charter member of the Galliplis Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. White was the only woman as a county engineer. She held the Gallia County post in 1936-37, filling out her father's unexpired term those two years.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Wilson Waugh officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Morris E. Haskins, Jay Simms, Earl Wallace, Wymond Sheets, Willard Leedy and Joe Thompson.

[Note: Died May 9, 1976]

Galipolis paper
May 1976
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


White, Vern

     Vern White, 10, a schoolboy of this city, was drowned Monday noon while skating on the ice near the Betz brick plant.  The body was soon recovered.

[Note: Born 1906 and died January 6, 1919.  Buried in Pines Street Cemetery.]

Gallia Times
Wednesday, January 8, 1919
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


White, Volley K.

V. I. White, 70, Succumbs
     Volley K. White, 70, a resident of the Porter community, died Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness.
     He was born Oct. 1, 1902 at Enoch, W. Va., son of the late Houston and Doretha White. A retired automobile salesman, Mr. White married Ruby Dodrill on May 6, 1944, at Sommersville, W. Va. Three sons survive: Herbert, Dill, W. Va.; Ronald, Thurman and Steve, Rio Grande. Four daughters survive: Mrs. James Garreston, Gallipolis; Mrs. Dwight Campbell, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; Norma and Pamela, both at home. One daughter preceded him in death.
     Two sisters survive: Mrs. Gertrude Snodgrass, Arnoldsburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Ava Wilson, Encoh, W. Va. Nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be announced by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

[Note: Buried Mina Chapel in Green Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug 16, 1973
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


White, W. R.

Death of Mr. White of Rio Grande
     Mr. W. R. White, cousin of Attorney Ross White, died Monday, March 23, 1914, at Rio Grande of heart trouble, aged 50 years. He was a fine gentleman, very prominent in his community and in Gallipolis and his death will grieve his many friends. He is survived by a brother James and sister Mrs. Ed Jones of Columbus, who were with him at the time of his death.
     Atty. Ross White will attend the funeral which will be held at Old Pine church at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, burial following at the church cemetery.

Gallia Times
About March 23, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


White, Wesley

Father And Three Children Burned To Death In W. Va.
Wesley White Perished In Heroic Attempt to Save Little Ones
Quadruple Funeral at Yellowtown Thursday
     Funeral services for West White and three of his children, Derald, aged 6, Clara 4 and the baby Edna, aged 2, were held Thursday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Roman Harrison at Yellowtown.
     Mr. White and family resided at Nallen, W. Va. Their home caught fire and the father succeeded in rescuing his eldest son Donald and Mrs. White. Entering the burning structure for the third time he was caught when the walls and roof fell and perished with his three younger children.
     Mrs. White, the wife and mother, was quite badly burned before her husband succeeded in carrying her from their burning home. She is in a hospital at Montgomery, W. Va., in a serious condition from her injuries and the terrible shock of losing her husband and three children in such a horrible manner.
     Surviving Mr. White are his mother, Mrs. John White of Yellowtown, sisters, Mrs. Roman Harrison of the same neighborhood, Mrs. Charles Craft of Gallipolis, Mrs. Paris Elkins and Mrs. John Elkins of Nallen, W. Va., and a brother, Sam White of Gallipolis. Mrs. White is a granddaughter of Mrs. John Watterson of this city.
     Mr. White and his family had many relatives and friends in the county and all are shocked at the great tragedy which has visited them.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1938
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner                                                                 Top of Page


White, William

     OBITUARY - Again we are called upon to sympathize with dear friends whose lot it is to mourn the loss of a departed son and brother, William White, son of John and Hannah White, of Clay township, departed this life December 8, 1895, aged 26 years and 4 months.
     The record of William’s past life in the home circle was noted for love and cheerful obedience. He also possessed a noble Christian character and good moral traits.
     Dear friends, we yearn to dispel the gloom and comfort the stricken father, mother, brothers and sisters. Remember, dear friends, that “Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” We cannot feel your loss as you feel it. His place is vacant; his pleasant smiles no more will greet us here; but we hope to meet him in the realms of eternal bliss. And while we seem to murmur at the will of a Divine Providence, we know that “God works in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.”
     Let us try in humble submission to be resigned to His holy will, remembering that this one has just passed from labor to reward. The righteous rest from their labors and their works do follow them. W.W.

Gallipolis Journal
December 11, 1895
Transcribed by Linda Halley Criner


White, William R.

Death of Mr. Wm. R. White
     Ex-Surveyor William R. White died at his home on Third avenue in this city Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, aged 75 years. His health has been breaking for some time and his death was not unexpected.    
     Mr. White was the son of John and Susannah Wigner White and was born near Rio Grande. He learned the blacksmith trade when a young man and afterward taught school. He studied surveying and civil engineering and worked at both until a few years before his death, serving several terms as city engineer and county surveyor. While city engineer he originated the idea of the magnificent natural filter wells on the island. He was an industrious hard working man with no bad habits and joined the Methodist Church when a young man, retaining his membership until his death.
     He was married in 1861 to Lodisa S. Hill, one child surviving him by this union, Mrs. Frank S. Hulick, of Batavia, O. In 1877 he married Phoebe C. Holcomb, who with a brother, David White of Rio Grande and the following children survive him, W. R. Whie, Jr., City Solicitor and chief of the Gallipolis fire department, and Miss Mary White, bookkeeper for the Thompson and Francis Stove Co.
     The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon by Rev Arthur P. Cherrington of the M. E. Church. Interment following by Hayward & Son at the Pine St. cemetery. Mr. White was an honorable and upright man and he lived a long and useful life. His sorrowing family and many friends will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[Note: 1835-1910]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 11, 1910
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                  Top of Page


White, William R.

A Body of Soldier Arrives From France
     The body of William R. White, son of John R. White of Thurman, arrived at Oak Hill Thursday evening and was taken to the home of his parents. Mr. White died of disease in France during the war. He was unmarried and the cousin of Mrs. E. W. Edwards of this city. The funeral will take place at Old Pine Church near Rio Grande at 10 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Fulton officiating.

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


White, William Roscoe

Succumbs
     Death has taken from Gallipolis and Gallia County an able and upright official, a useful, exemplary and outstanding citizen. Judge William Roscoe White, who had served as common pleas judge for more than two decades, died at 9:30 last night at the Holzer Hospital. That he was gravely ill had been generally known ever since he entered the hospital four weeks ago tonight. He suffered from a coronary thrombosis (an arterial blood clot) and his physicians were convinced that his condition was well-nigh hopeless. However, rest as prescribed had resulted in some apparent improvement. Increased vigor was noted in his heart muscles and there was assent to the Judge’s [unreadable] for his removal to his home on 4 State St. the first of next week.

Loss Keenly Felt
     So, after all, his passing was unexpected; and it brings to thousands of acquaintances a sense of personal loss. From young manhood on Ross White rendered his service to his community and in more roles than perhaps any one of his close friends can instantly recall. For long periods he served as fire chief and secretary of the Gallia County Fair Association. He was elected city solicitor, then promoted to prosecuting attorney. On March 16, 1921, he was appointed common pleas judge by Gov. Harry L. Davis to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Henry W. Cherington, who had been elected to that office in the previous November. Judge White was re-elected in 1926, 1932, and 1938 and during that period was twice a strong contender for a place on the court of appeals.
     Judge White was in his 64th year, having been born March 13, 1879, at Vinton, the son of William Riley and Phoebe Holcomb White. Six months later, the family moved to Gallipolis and lived on Third Ave. above Spruce. The father, an able engineer, died in 1910; the mother in 1924.
    “Ross” to use the name which was usually applied to him, was graduated from the local high school in 1898, was it not? He studied law in the office of C.W. White & Chauncey H. Holcomb (both of them his relatives) at least at intervals and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School about 1903. Among his instructors there were William H. Taft, afterward president, and Judson Harmon, afterward governor of Ohio. Among his classmates were Miller Huggins, who became a great ball player and manager; Edwin F. Morrow, who [rest cut off]
[...] monious, only to be ended by her death on Dec. 22, 1931. They are survived by a 14-year-old son, Bobbie White, a bright and handsome lad to whom his devoted father was a genuine pal. And the Judge is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Baker of Bethlehem, Pa.
     Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Mary Baxter, who presided over the White home since the death of her husband, Chauncey H. Baxter; and Mrs. Genevieve Hulick of Dayton, who arrived here this forenoon.
Judge White belonged to the Masons, Knights Templars; Knights of Pythias, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
     All his life, Judge White was an exemplar of clean living and temperate habits. He loved his home and the Park and the River and the companionship of those he trusted. He found life enjoyable and he contributed much to the enjoyment and merriment of others, particularly the denizens of Lawyers Row and of the neighborhood where he had lived for 19 years.

Gallilpolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date of publication--died 23 Oct 1942
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Whiteman, Fannie [Shepard]

Death of Mrs. Whiteman
     Mrs. Fannie Shepard Whiteman died at Terminal, Cal., March 9th and was buried at Los Angeles by the side of her husband. She was a daughter of Alex and Charlotte Shepard, former residents of this city and was a cousin of Miss Hannah Maxon and is well remembered by the older inhabitants of our city.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 20, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Whiting, Anna M.

Death of Mrs. Whiting
     Mrs. Anna M. Whiting, widow of Beverly Whiting and one of our prominent colored ladies, died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Loyd Gee, Monday evening, aged 54 years. She had lived in Gallipolis all her life, and was a kind, Christian lady and leaves many friends to mourn her death. She leaves one daughter, Miss Mabel Whiting, who is a teacher in our public schools.

Note: [1/7/1852 - 10/8/1906]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 12, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Whiting, Beverly

     Beverly Whiting, colored, who was injured in the planing-mill about a year ago, died Tuesday night, from the hurt.  His disease defied medical skill.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 13, 1876
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Whiting, Rev. Daniel

Death of Daniel Whiting
     Rev. Daniel Whiting, a fine old colored man, living just off Fourth and Spruce Streets, this city, died Friday night, aged about seventy years. He had been ill for a long time.
     He was a carpenter by trade and worked for the Mullineux’s for years and finally went up to Columbus and worked for several years, and there received a fall, striking on his head, and which affected him mentally and from which he never recovered.
     He came here from West Virginia during the Lightburn retreat in 1862, joined the Baptist church in ‘63 and has been a deacon and local preacher in that church ever since and was a very devout man.
     The funeral will be Sunday afternoon from the Third Street Baptist Church.

[Note: The Lightburn retreat was from a Civil War battle that devastated some of Charleston, West Virginia in September 1862. The retreat was from Charleston to Point Pleasant.]

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 29, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Whitley, Charles

     Charles Conley Whitley, 76, Rt. 2, Vinton, died Wednesday, Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired farmer and member of Vinton United Methodist Church. He was born Nov. 27, 1909 at Chesapeake, Ohio, to the late Garrett and Mabel Earls Whitley.
     Survivors include his wife, Alice Justice Whitley, one son, Conard D. Whitley, Jacksonville, FL, one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Conith) Salmons, Columbus; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Russell F. Whitley, Vinton, Jimmy and Billy D. Whitley, both of Chesapeake, two sister, Pauline Brammer and Frances Louise Whitley both of Chesapeake.
     Arrangements to be announced by McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 9, 1986
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Whitlock, Mildred [Boatman]

Gallia Native Dies Saturday

     Word was received here today of the Saturday death of Mrs. Mildred Boatman Whitlock, 78, at her home in Coral Gables, Fla.
     Mrs. Whitlock was born at Kyger, daughter of the late Arthur and Jennie Boatman. She spent her childhood in the Kyger area. She was a 1910 GAHS graduate, and in 1914, graduated from Miami University.
     She was twice married, first to John H. Finley. One son survives, John H. Finley, along with three grandchildren of Coral Gables. Her second marriage was to Major General L. J. Whitlock. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1971.
     Cremation will be in Coral Gables with interment of the ashes in Cincinnati at a later date.

Gallipolis Tribune
December 1972
Transcribed by J. Farley


Whitney, Polly

Death of Mrs. Whitney
     Mrs. Polly Whitney, widow of Rodney, died this Monday morning, August 21, '99, aged 85. Her funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, the burial by Glassburn following at Hulbert Graveyard. She left one son, Mr. Ralph Whitney, of Rodney with whom she made her home and several other children in the West.
She came here from Trumbull County, during the war and was exceedingly fine well respected old lady and had only been seriously ill since last Thursday.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
August 25, 1899
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Whittaker, Sarah Belle [Bostic]

Mrs. Whittaker of Eureka Passes
End Comes While On Visit At Proctorville
     Mrs. Sarah Belle Whittaker, 73 who spent most of the last 10 years with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. James Hazlett, above Eureka, died suddenly at 7 o'clock last night at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Martha Boggs, wife of Raymond Boggs, in Proctorville. Mrs. Whittaker had gone there for a visit five weeks ago last Saturday. She became ill very suddenly while in the yard at her daughter's place.
     Mrs. Whittaker was the daughter of John and Sarah Bostic and was born at their home on Swan Creek back of Baden. She was the last survivor of her generation of the family.
     She was twice married. Her first husband was Emory Houck, a watch repairer, who died here in 1913 and whose shop stood on the site of the upper building of the Gallia Produce Company. Mrs. Hazlett is the only surviving child of this union.
     Her second husband was Aaron Whittaker, a resident of Gallipolis. They have three children surviving, Mrs. Boggs and Lewis and Virgil Whittaker, both of Huntington.
     The body is at the Hall Mortuary in Proctorville but early this afternoon funeral arrangements had not been completed. It is probable the rites will be held at (missing rest of article)

[Note: Death Certificate: Sarah Belle Whittaker born Oct. 17, 1872 Gallia County; died July 15, 1945 Rome Township, Lawrence County, Ohio; 72 years, 8 months and 28 days of age. Parents: John Bostic and Sarah Jane Carter. Burial Rome Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown    


Whittington, Arthur

Shot His Brother!
Terrible Affair at Kanauga Where Boys Were Playing at Soldiering
     While engaged in playing soldier at their home in Kanauga last Wednesday afternoon, Arthur Whittington, 13, was shot and instantly killed by a bullet from a revolver fired by his younger brother Elmer, aged 11 years. The ball passed through the lower part of the boy’s heart, and death was practically instantaneous.
     The two boys are stepsons of A. L. Krosen, a glassblower, and the family has resided at Kanauga only a few weeks. Mr. Krosen is employed at Dunbar, W. Va. Following the posting of soldiers at the K. & M. bridge near their home Tuesday evening, the two boys became much interested in them and their arms. While playing about the house they secured two pistols, one an antiquated one, the other a hammerless modern weapon. This latter fell to the younger boy and when he pointed it at his brother and pulled the trigger an explosion followed.
     Coroner Biddle was called and found the facts as above related. The boys were inseparable playmates and the terrible affair cast a gloom over the entire community. The mother of the two boys is reported seriously ill from nervous prostration following the affair. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home, the interment following in Lone Oak cemetery at Pt. Pleasant.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1907
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                           Top of Page


Wickline, David G.

     David Grayson Wickline, 78, 103 Market Road, Bidwell, died Sunday, May 29, 1994 in Holzer Medical Center.
     Born March 27, 1916 in Rio Grande, son of the late Dave and Blanche Evans Wickline, he was a graduate of Rio Grande High School and became the owner of Wickline’s Grocery in Bidwell in 1944. He continued with the business until his death.
     Previously, he was a truck driver for the Evans Grocery Co., was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Bidwell United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Helen Louise Dean Wickline, whom he married June 30, 1937, in Pomeroy; a son, David Dean (Rose) Wickline of Moundsville, W. Va.; a daughter Helen (Joanne) Raines of Bidwell; four grandchildren, Cindy (Keith) Wolfe, Kathy (Gary) Smith, Cherie (Bill) McClure and David Dean Wickline, Jr.; four great-grandchildren Darci Ann Roberts, Carissa Wolfe, and Nathan and Samantha McClure,; and a sister, Maxine (Evan) Evans of Columbus. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wickline.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Calvin Minnis and the Rev. J. R. Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 161.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, May 31, 1994
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Wickline, Edna [Williams]

Edna Williams Wickline
     Edna Williams Wickline, 78, of Rio Grande, the village former Postmistress, died early this morning at Holzer Medical Center following a long illness. She was born March 24, 1907 to the late John D. and Cora Ramier Williams and served as Postmistress for almost 30 years prior to her retirement on April 1, 1969. A member of the Calvary Baptist Church, she also was a member of the Rio Grande Garden Club and a piano and organ teacher.
     Survivors include one son, W. Donovan Wickline of Auburndale, FL; one daughter Mrs. Donald (Margaret Elizabeth) Wothe of Cincinnati, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Dana Wickline who died in 1964, three brothers and one sister.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. William Clark officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 Friday. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Daniel Wuchte, Don Wothe, Jr., Dana Wothe, Bill Williams, Roger Baker, Paul Lloyd, Dwight Lloyd and Keith Cooper.

[Note: Died: Feb. 2, 1986]

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


Wickline, Marlene

     Marlene Wickline, 40, Rio Grande, died Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, Columbus. She had been in failing health for seven years. The daughter of Wendell A. and Audrey (Petrie) Wickline, she was born November 21, 1939.
     Wickline is survived by three brothers: David, Gallipolis; Wendell Eugene, Springfield, O.; and Paul, Rio Grande; and four sisters: Mrs. David (Marilyn) Burns, New Albany, O.; Mrs. R. J. (Jolene) Oney, Reynoldsburg,; Mrs. Fred (Pat) Smith, Columbus; and Mrs. Sue Houck, Reynoldsburg.
     Wickline was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Rio Grande. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Berne officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Pallbearers will be Rick Reese, David Wickline, Charles Wickline, Tony Weiher, Curtis Ramey and Bruce Scarberry.
     Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions should be sent to the building fund of Simpson United Methodist Church in care of Mildred Wickline, Rio Grande.

[Note: Died 1980]

Gallipolis paper
1980
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Wickline, Mildred [Davidson]

     Mildred Lucille Wickline, 65, Rio Grande, died suddenly at 3:15 p.m. Monday in Holzer Medical Center.      She retired in 1975 from the Gallipolis City Schools after teaching over 35 years. She was born Oct 5, 1914 in Ironton to George Davidson, Ironton, and the late Myrtle Tipton Davidson.
     She is survived by her husband, John, whom she married in 1937 in Grayson, Kentucky. One daughter, Mrs. Griff (Deanna) Cook, Jr, Rio Grande, and two granddaughters survive. One brother, Walter Davidson, Rio Grande, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lawson, Southpoint, and Mrs. John (Georgie) Burns, Ironton, survive.
     She was a member of Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer and Sunday school teacher. She was President of the Simpson Chapel Uited Methodist Women, membership chairman of the Athens District UMW, a member of the Atwood Club, Delta Kappa Gramma, the Order of Eastern Star at Centerville and a volunteer at Holzer Medical Center.
She graduated from Rio Grande college in 1947 and received her Masters from the University of Wyoming in 1967.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from Simpson United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Berne officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Simpson Chapel Memorial Fund in care of Rev. Michael Berne, Rio Grande.

[Note: Died Aug 18, 1980]
Gallipolis paper
August 1980
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wigal, Alta Jean [McCune]

Mrs. Wigal of Cheshire Dies
     Funeral services for Mrs. Alta Jean Wigal, Rt. 1, Cheshire, 35, who died unexpectedly at her residence Sunday morning will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Addison Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire.
     She was born Jan. 11, 1933, at Glenville, W. Va. Survivors include her husband, Chester; three daughters, Glenna, Sharon and Wanda; a son, Chester, Jr., all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant McCune, and a brother, John, all at Cheshire.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 22, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wiget, Eleanor E. [Burnette]

     Eleanor E. Wiget, 77, London, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996 in the Madison County Hospital, London. Born March 29, 1919 in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Charles and Eva Brown Burnette, she was self-employed as a private nurse for over 40 years.
     Surviving are her son, John Wiget of London; two daughters, Shirley (Kenneth) Skidmore and Peggy Cain, both of London; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Evelyn Woodall, Ruth Robbins and Juanita Milliron, all of Gallipolis, and Mildred Bates of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wiget, on May 18, 1983; and by two sisters and five brothers.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eberle Funeral Home, 103 N. Main St., London, with the Rev. Wendell Hurley officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Friends may make memorial contributions to their favorite charity.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 23, 1996
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wigner, Minta [Skinner]

Minta Wigner Dies At 87
     Mrs. Minta A. Wigner, 87, widow of Charles D. Wigner, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hollis McCormick, 147 Second Ave. Mrs. Wigner had been in ill health since Oct. 12, 1952, and had suffered a series of strokes since that time. Her condition had been serious for the past week.
     She was a native of Perry twp., where she was born on March 25, 1871, the daughter of the late Henry C. and Emily Davis Skinner. She was married to Charles Wigner on Dec. 25, 1894 at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Davis, who had reared her following her mother’s death when she was a child. Mr. Wigner, who was a former auto dealer in Gallipolis preceded her in death in 1939. 
     They spent their early married life in Green twp., coming to Gallipolis in 1920. Surviving that union are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Heber (Ruth) Watts of Columbus, Mrs. Hollis (Nan) McCormick of Gallipolis and Daniel C. Wigner of Jackson. There are two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. They were Charles and Aaron Skinner, Mrs. Ed (Parma) White and Mrs. Ellis (Lillie) Jones.
     Mrs. Wigner was a member of Alexander Methodist Church, and while a resident of Gallipolis was an attendant and active worker in Grace Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the C. J. Waugh Funeral Home. Rev. L. A. Donnally of Cincinnati, former pastor of Grace Methodist Church will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 4, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wigner, Nan [Smeltzer]

MRS. NAN WIGNER DEAD
     Mrs. Nan Wigner of near Cora, died this afternoon [sic] from a complication of diseases, aged 70 years. She leaves four brothers, John, Peter, Lew and Henry Smeltzer and one sister, Mrs. John Swigert of Gallipolis. She leaves three sons and three daughters, John and James Wigner of Gallipolis, and Charles at home, Mrs. Geo. Waddell, Mrs. Alice Chamberlain of Cincinnati, and Mary at home.
     Mrs. Wigner's funeral will take place Monday afternoon from her late home, Rev. John W. McCormick will likely conduct the services and Wetherholt will have charge of the burial which will be in the Hulbert graveyard. (Mrs. Wigner's death occurred on September 14.)

The Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
September 20 1907
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltzer


Wilbur, Maud B. [Bash]

Mrs. H. H. Wilbur Died This Morning
Funeral Set For Thursday P.M. At New Lexington
     Mrs. Wilbur, wife of Rev. H. H. Wilbur, died early this morning at their home in New Lexington. News of her passing was telephoned to F. J. Entsminger and the message added that funeral services will be held at New Lexington Thursday afternoon. Cause of death was not learned but it is known that Mrs. Wilbur's health had not been good for a long time. The Wilburs were here for a short visit in mid-summer but Mrs. Wilbur was not very well then.
     Rev. Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur came to Gallipolis from Waverly in 1933 and he served as pastor of Grace Methodist Church until Sept. 1937. Then he was assigned to New Lexington, where he had served as pastor during a previous period. He was succeeded here by the present pastor, Rev. W. Scott Westerman.
     Besides the husband, decedent is survived by two daughters, Margaret and Ruth, both of whom are married.

[Note: Death Certificate... Maud B. Wilbur was born Feb. 17, 1847 and died Oct. 3, 1944; aged 67 years 7 months and 16 days. Husband: Homer H. Parents: Jacob Bash and Sarah Joseph]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 3, 1944
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Wilcher, Sarah Elizabeth

     Died in Gallipolis, Sister Sarah Elizabeth Wilcher, aged 25 years. She united with the Baptist Church at Winfield, Va., in 1869, and lived happy until the rebellion broke out, which destroyed so many Church organizations. She became cold in religion until within a few months, when she was stricken down by the fell destroyer Consumption. She at once flew to Christ for help, and sought him with tears and found him precious to her soul. She bore her afflictions with Christian patience until within a few days of her death, when she found full pardon in Christ. A few hours before her death, she said all was well, and that she was almost home. She exhorted her husband and friends to meet her in Heaven. She lingered on until Friday morning, Oct. 13th, 1865, when she passed away triumphantly to her home in Heaven. L. J. Langley

The Gallipolis Journal
October 26, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wilcox, Howard

Lightning Kills Boy

     During the mild shower of Saturday mid-afternoon, Howard Wilcox, aged 18, employed on the D. C. Roush dairy farm, east of Columbus near the Columbus Country club, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. The boy was riding horse back over the farm, going after the cows of the dairy, when both horse and rider were killed. Wilcox was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wilcox of Vinton and has been working this summer at the Roush Dairy. Burial at Vinton Monday.

Gallipolis Journal
Aug 31, 1916
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Wilcox, Hulda  [Russell]

Fall Causes Death of Mrs. Hulda Wilcox
     Mrs. Hulda Wilcox, 75, of Vinton died at the Home for Aged here at 6 o’clock Sunday evening where she had been cared for the last five weeks by Mrs. Bessie Higgins. She was in a serious condition when she entered the home as the result of a fall she had three months ago and her death had been expected at any time.
     Mrs. Wilcox’s maiden name was Russell and she was the widow of Sam Wilcox. The body was turned over to Kerr Butler, Vinton funeral director. One daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Norman, survives.

[Note: Apr. 7, 1859 – Feb. 9, 1936; Age 76 yrs. 5 mos. 2 das. She was the daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth Dodrill Russell.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 10, 1936

Wilcox, Hulda

Burial Delayed Because Of Condition Of Roads
    Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda Wilcox, who died here Sunday will be held at the Baptist church in Vinton at 1:30 Friday, in charge of Rev. Louis Hover of Rio Grande.
     Interment will be at Keystone, but the roads in that section are so bad that the time had not been set, Funeral Director Kerr Butler telephoned during the noon hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 12, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wilcox, Jacob

Jacob Wilcox, 82, Dies In Fostoria
Funeral At Alice
     Jacob Wilcox, 82, a native of Huntington Township, died on Saturday at the home of his son, Wilbur Wilcox, in Fostoria. The body was received early this afternoon at Vinton by Butler-McCoy and funeral services were held at 2 o'clock today at Fairview Church at Alice. Burial in Franklin Cemetery.
     When a young man Mr. Wilcox married Leah Cardwell, who died 38 years ago. About 15 years later he went to Fostoria to live. He was the last survivor of his father's family. Surviving him besides the son, is a daughter, Miss Retta Wilcox of Ewington.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Dec. 19, 1857; died Sept. 22, 1939; aged 71 years, 9 months and 3 days. Parents: John Wilcox and Elizabeth Gee]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Sept. 25, 1939
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wilcox, Jane

Mrs. Wilcox Dead
     Mrs. Jane Wilcox, aged 76 years, wife of Mr. Hiram Wilcox of near Vinton, died at their home last Thursday, March 11, at the age of 76 years. The funeral was held Friday afternoon. Besides her husband, who is in feeble health, she is survived by sons, Dr. W.H.. Wilcox of Columbus and Ralph, Millard and Hiram at home and daughter, Mrs. Della Cronxe of Columbus, Mrs. Louis Eaton of Huntington Township and Maggie at home.
     Mrs. Wilcox was a find old lady, highly respected and beloved. Only a few months ago Mr. & Mrs. WIlcox observed their 60th wedding anniversary.

[Note: Buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

Gallia Times
March 17, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wilcox, John

     Mr. John Wilcox, living near Niles, died on Monday, February 6th, aged about sixty years. Mr. Wilcox was an old resident of Gallia Co.

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


Wilcox, Rebecca

Mrs. Stephen Wilcox
     Mrs. Rebecca Wilcox, widow of the late Stephen Wilcox, died at Vinton on last Saturday, aged about 75 years. The funeral and burial occurred on Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton, assisted by Rev. Parkins and Rev. Simmons. Mrs. Wilcox leaves two sons, Messrs. Geo. W. and Alfred Wilcox, and three daughters, Mrs. James Daniels, of Jackson County; Mrs. Stephen Perkins and Miss Rebecca Wilcox. The deceased was a woman who enjoyed the friendship and respect of all who knew her, and she was a conscientious Christian. Her death has cast a gloom over the entire community. The funeral services were very largely attended.

Gallia Times
October 22, 1898
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page

Wilcox, Samuel
 
To Eternal Rest
    
Mr. Samuel Wilcox, son of Jackson Wilcox, of Yoho, died after a protracted illness with consumption Saturday morning at 1:30 o’clock. A widow, who was devoted to him till the end, survives him.
     He was a kind and charitable gentleman, always ready to extend a helping hand to the unfortunate and needy. A friend says no one knew ought but good of him and many hearts will be bowed with sadness by the intelligence of his death. He had been sick since Xmas with the dreaded malady that caused his death.
     He leaves, beside a widow, an infant daughter to survive him. Rev. John W. Dillon, of Portsmouth, officiated at the last rites at Bethel church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, the body being consigned to the grave there.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 31, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wilcox, Sarah [Long]

     The glorious sun which gives light and life to the world has just passed below the western hills Oct. 30, 1925, when the life of Mrs. Sarah Long Wilcox passed over the western horizon and hid itself from our earthly vision. However the sun was neither annihilated or lost when passing from our sight on that day; but arose again with newness of light. We believe and have the Divine assurance that while her life has passed from our sight and we this day commit her mortality back to earth her life hath risen in newness in the eternal habitation of the children of God, to a fullness and completeness far beyond anything we have known, or can know in this world. 
     She spent her early life in Jackson County a few miles from this place. In 1874 she was united in marriage with Alfred Wilcox. About seven years ago this union was broken in the passing of her husband, after a delightful companionship of about forty-four years. 
     Children born to them were Bertie Bundy and Clem. Bertie died in his teen years. Bundy and Clem survive. She had been in close touch with her children in their lives thus far. Since the death of Mr. Wilcox she had made her home with her son Clem on the old farm. Bundy living on an adjoining farm. The writer of this sketch has had opportunity to know that this companionship with children and grandchildren has been delightful, happy and helpful.
     Mrs. Grace Kelly Huntley, though not her own was held, and is held by the entire family as very near their own, because she came to this home when a child and spent her early life there. The interest in each other has been mutual and helpful and in the last days the hands of Grace ministered as that of a daughter to a mother.
     Four grandchildren survive. Ewing Donald and Beatrice sons and daughter of Clem and Playford son of Bundy. One brother and one sister are living namely Rev. Gabriel Long and Mrs. Cynthia Deckard both quiet aged.
     Her passing came in her seventy-first year of life. Many years ago she acknowledged God as the giver of life and the blessings of life. She confessed her faith in the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior, and united with the church, believing it to be God’s method of building his Kingdom on Earth. Her membership was with the Willow Grove Church to which she was devoted and faithful. We commit her body to the earth with tears, but with the full assurance that her spirit hath arisen on wings immortal to a mansion prepared in Heaven for the faithful of God.

[Note: She was buried in Franklin Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallia Times
November 1925
Transcribed by Harrison Christensen


Wilcoxen, Amos

Amos Wilcoxen Passes at Home Near Stafford School
     Amos Wilcoxen, aged 60, died suddenly at his home just off the Portsmouth Rd. near the Stafford Schoolhouse, Thurs. about 11 p.m. While Mr. Wilcoxen was able to be about, he had not been in the best of health for some time. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at his late home by Rev. Ira Sheets. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cem. under the direction of A. E. Tope.
     Mr. Wilcoxen is survived by his wife and eight children; Rodney of South Charleston, Ersel of Ironton, Mrs. Merle Melford of Springfield, Mrs. Lottie Thivener of Northup; Mrs. Ollie Saunders and Dewey Wilcoxen of this city, and Clarence and Millie at home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Emory Saunders of Cheshire.

[Note: Date of death 11 Dec 1930. Amos Wilcoxon, born 22 Feb 1870 in Guyan, Gallia, Ohio, was the son of Sutton Wilcoxon and Mary Susannah Sheets. Grandparents were Henry H. Wilcoxon and Nancy A. Leggett, and Samuel H. Sheets and Delilah Caldwell.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, 15 Dec 1930
Submitted by Judy Righthouse Free, g grandniece                                           Top of Page


Wilcoxon, Emily Susan [Saunders]

Mrs. Wilcoxson, 81 Died Last Night
Widow of Amos Wilcoxen, Formerly Lived at Lecta
     Mrs. Emily Susan Wilcoxon, aged 81, died about 10:30 Sun. night at her home on the Portsmouth Rd. She had suffered a heart attack about an hour before. Mrs. Wilcoxon was a native of Lawrence Co. and spent the greater part of her life near Lecta. She was the widow of Amos Wilcoxon who died about fourteen yrs. ago.
     They are survived by these sons and daughters, Ersel of Ironton, Roddie Wilcoxon and Mrs. Roy Mefford of Woodstock; Mrs. Millie Clagg at home; Mrs. Emmett Saunders, Mrs. Roy Thivener; Dewey and Clarence Wilcoxon of this city. She also leaves three brothers, T. W. Saunders of Gallipolis, Grant and Gideon Saunders of Crown City.
     Funeral services are tentatively set for Wed. afternoon but will not be known definitely until the arrival of the absent sons and daughter. Arrangements are in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons and burial will be at Mound Hill.

[Note: Many spellings of Wilcoxon within this article. Emily Susan Wilcoxon, born 14 Oct 1863, Lawrence County, was the daughter of Joseph O. Saunders and Sarah Sheets. Grandparents were William Saunders and Sarah Strong, and William F. Sheets and Elizabeth Henry. Date of death 05 Nov 1944.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, 06 Nov 1944
Submitted by Judy Righthouse Free, g grandniece of the husband


Wilcoxon, Helen N.

     Helen Naomi Wilcoxon, 87, of Patriot Star Route, Centenary Community, died Sunday Oct. 20, 1991 at the Scenic Hills Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1905 in Clay Township, daughter of the late John Sherman and Rosa Belle (Brothers) Halley. She was a retired teacher from the Gallipolis and Gallia County school systems, retiring in 1983 after 40 years of service. She attended Yellowtown Elementary and taught her first school from 1922-23 in Creola, Vinton County. She graduated from Gallia Academy Hight School and Rio Grande College and was a member of the Ohio Chapel Methodist Church.
     She is survived by four sons, Lelan Wilcoxon of Ashville, Ohio, Willis, Ronald and Merrill Wilcoxon, all of Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Fairrell (Gail) Shafer of Crown City, and Mrs. Roy (Ruth) Saunders of Gallipolis; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Wilcoxon, on April 26, 1981, who she married Aug. 27, 1924; two sons, Melvin and Dallas Wilcoxon; four grandchildren; five brothers; and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home with the Rev. Charles Lusher and the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating.  Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6-9 p.m. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 21, 1991
Transcribed by granddaughter Karen A. Saunders.  Grandparents were George W. Brothers and Caroline C. Martin, and Jacob Halley and Anna Elliott.


Wilcoxon, Lelan D.

     Lelan D. Wilcoxon, 70, Ashville, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at his residence. Born Aug. 29, 1927 in Gallipolis, son of the late Dewey and Helen Halley Wilcoxon, he was a retired heating engineer for the Rickenbacker Air Force Base. He was a member of the Ashville Church of Christ in Christian Union and the Lockbourne Lodge 232 F&AM.
     Surviving are his wife, Mildred Waugh Wilcoxon, two daughters, Glenda (Jim) Younkin of Minford and Rhoda Wilcoxon of Ashville; a son, Gary Wilcoxon of Circleville; six grandchildren; three brothers, Willis, Ronald and Merrill Wilcoxon, all of Gallipolis; two sisters, Gail Shaffer of Crown City and Ruth Saunders of Gallipolis and several nieces and nephews.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 6, 1998 Page 3, Col. 2
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wild, Nancy J.

Funeral Delayed
     Mrs. Nancy J. Wild, 80, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Harry S. Wild of 322 Twenty-second street, will be buried tomorrow or the next day at Gallipolis. Arrangements are incomplete pending the recession of high waters at Proctorville. The body is at the Reger Funeral Home -- Huntington Herald Dispatch.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 1, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wilcoxon, Ronald J.

     Ronald J. Wilcoxon, 69, of Gallipolis, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at his residence. He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Gallia County, to the late Dewey and Helen Halley Wilcoxon. He married Naomi Greene on Oct. 20, 1962, in Gallipolis, and she survives him. 
     Mr. Wilcoxon was retired from the Chessie System Railroad, Kanauga depot. He was also a graduate of Huntington Barber College. He was a member of Cheshire Siloam Masonic Lodge No. 456 and the American Legion Post No. 27. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
     He is survived by his wife, Naomi Wilcoxon of Gallipolis; a son, Terry (Katha) Wilcoxon of Gallipolis; grandchildren, Justin, Regan and a third grandchild expected in April; two sisters, Gail (Fairrell) Shafer of Crown City, and Ruth (Roy) Saunders of Gallipolis; two brothers, Willis (Phyllis) Wilcoxon and Merrill (Judy) Wilcoxon, both of Gallipolis; a sister-in-law, Irene Shaffer of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are a son, Joseph Allen, in 1969; and brothers, Melvin, Dallas and Lelan.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley and the Rev. James Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be a flag presentation at the graveside by volunteers of area veterans lodges.  Pallbearers will be David Shaffer, Paul Shaffer, Joey Wilcoxon, Chris Wilcoxon, Steve Wilcoxon, and David Wilcoxon. Honorary pallbearers are David McCoy and Kermit Fisher.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 17, 2005
Transcribed by Karen Saunders


Wild, Samuel

Death of Samuel Wild
     Mr. Samuel Wild, son-in-law of Mr. S.B.Lasley, living on the river road below town, died at one o'clock Wednesday, June 8, 1902, aged 45 years, 11 months and 9 days.  He had been ill for five or six months with chronic dysentery, and he and his wife had been making their home with Mr. Lasley since the death of his wife.  He left a wife and one child a little boy five or six years old. 
     He was born in Yorkshire, England and came here 20 years ago.  He was a stone mason by trade and did work on the O.H.E. buildings and was later employed at Parkersburg.  He was a fine man, an affectionate husband and father, and his death is a great bereavement to his family and will be greatly regreeted by all who knew him.
     His funeral services occurred at 4 p.m., this afternoon at his late residence conducted by Rev. F.E. Brininstool, the interment following at Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 10, 1902
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wilhelm, William

Death of Mr. Wilhelm
     We mentioned a few days ago the hopeless illness of Squire Wm. Wilhelm at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. L. R. Fletcher of Porter. News was received today of his death, which occurred at 11 a.m. today, February 22, 1902. The funeral service will be at Porter Monday at 2 p.m.
     We are unacquainted with the history of Mr. Wilhelm, but he was formerly of Chambersburg this community and served for sometime as a Justice of the Peace and was a good man highly respected by every one. As we understand, he and his wife have been residing at Newport News for quite awhile and were here on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Fletcher, and Mr. Wilhelm was taken ill. The family have our sympathy in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, February 22, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Wilhelm, William

William Wilhelm Dead

[Note: The obituary has many sections of unreadable text]

     William Wilhelm, born in Jefferson Co., O., Dec. 8, 1838, died at the home of his father-in-law, Dr. L. [unreadable text] Porter, Feb 23, 1902. [unreadable text] three children. [unreadable text] are Mrs. Dr. L. R. [unreadable text] Porter, Mrs. Dr. E. W. [unreadable text] Huntington, and one son, [unreadable text] Wilhelm was elected [unreadable text] Mayor of Chambersburg in [unreadable text] re-elected. He was [unreadable text] Justice of the Peace of Clay county in 1877, and served in that [unreadable text] for nine years. He was [unreadable text] in Masonic circles. His [unreadable text] will be at Porter Monday afternoon.

[Note: Buried in Fairview Cemetery in Springfield Township]

Unknown Newspaper
About February 1902
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux