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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   G-Gl   Go-Gu 

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

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

  Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru   S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor

   Stou-Sy   T   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilh   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Wise, Alonzo

Alonzo Wise, 72, Dies In Clay Township
Rites 2 [o'clock] Sunday At Providence Church And Cemetery
     Alonzo Wise, 72, succumbed at 10:15 last night at his home near Bladen but in Clay Township. He had been in poor health several years but seriously ill only a week.
     Decedent was a son of the late Thomas and Charlotte Meddings Wise and is survived by his wife, the former Rhoda Halley and these five children; Homer Wise, Huntington; Helen Brumfield, Sandford Wise, at home; Sheldon Wise, O.H.E. employee and Nema Smith, Mercerville. There are two brothers and a sister living; Walter Wise, Columbus; Wilbur Wise, Marion and Mrs. Belle Hughes of near Mercerville.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at Providence Church, of which Mr. Wise was a member, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial in charge of C.S. Halley.

[Note: stone...1869-1942. Death certificate...born Dec. 22, 1870 Putman Co., WV; died Dec 17, 1942 Gallia County... 72 years 11 months and 25 days of age]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wise, Chauncey

     Chauncey E. Wise, 64, Rt. 1, Bladen (Clay Twp.), died at 5:15 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. Following a stroke, he entered the hospital March 12 and his condition was constantly grave thereafter. He was a son of John and Marian Gilmore Wise and his home was on te Teens Run Rd., a mile or so off State Rt. 7. He was a brother of Walter N. Wise, local garage owner and chief of the fire department, and Henry Wise, both of Gallipolis.
     Decedent, born Oct. 26,1885, was twice married. His first wife was Maude Craig. They were united in marriage Oct. 2, 1909, and she died Sept. 1, 1937 [sic 1936]. They are survived by these children. John, Kenneth, Paul, and Dorothy Wise, all of Chillicothe; Mrs. J. R. Franklin, Rt. 1, Bladen, and Mrs. Leslie Brucker, Circleville. There are 13 grandchildren.
     Mr. Wise married Luella Loilis of Porter but she passed away in February, 1949, not long after the marriage. Mr. Wise is survived by three married sisters, whose acquired surnames were not learned. They are Mary of California, Addie of Cleveland, and Emma of Huntington.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Sunday at Mt. Zion Church between Bladen and Swan Creek. Rev. Earl V. Cremeens will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery there beside the first Mrs. Wise by C. R. Halley. The body will be removed to the family home about 7 o'clock this evening.

[Note from stone: 1885 - 1950]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Apr., 1950
Transcribed by Jean Yount                                                                           Top of Page


Wise, Effie Jane [Frazier]

Mrs. E. J. Wise Dies Wednesday
     MIDDLEPORT - Mrs. Effie Jane Wise, 80, died Wednesday at Meigs General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Virginia Reese Frazier, Ronceverte, W. Va., and was preceded in death by a daughter, Bertha, and her husband, William H. Wise, who died in 1926.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George Meinhart (Mary), with whom she made her home in Middleport; Mrs. Florabelle Young, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one son, Gerald Wise, Pomeroy; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alma McIntosh, Ronceverte, and Mrs. Della Worman , Charleston.
     Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with Fred I. Gardner, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Cheshire Gravel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wise was a member of the Church of Christ.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wise, Fred Ernest

Pedestrian Is Killed By Car Near Cheshire
     The dead body of Fred Wise, 21, was found in a ditch at the side of the road near Red Bird mine tipple on Route 7, a mile above the Gallia-Meigs line and near his home about 7 o’clock this morning. It is believed he was killed instantly by a hit-skip driver at 7:40 last night. His skull was fractured and there were other injuries on his limbs and body.
     No clue as to the identity of the motorist had been obtained up until 1 o’clock this afternoon, The Tribune was told by someone at the Meigs county sheriff’s office. Young Wise was a WPA worker, married, and the father of a nine-months-old-child. He was a son of William Wise and his wife is a daughter of Clarence McGhee. The body was taken to the Rawlings-Coates Funeral Home in Middleport.

Gallipolis Daily tribune
Saturday, October 29, 1938

Rites For Accident Victim Held Today
     Funeral services for Fred Wise, who was killed Friday night by a hit-skip motorist were to be held at 2 this afternoon at the Silver Run Baptist Church. Burial in Gravel Hill by Rawlings-Coates.
     Wise’s skull was fractured in two places and he received other injuries. His body was found just above the Red Bird mine tipple near the Log Cabin service station below Silver Run. Time of the accident was fixed by Wise’s watch broken and stopped at 7:45. Wise was one of six children of William Wise and is survived by his wife and a small child.

[Note: 1/9/1917-10/28/1938, s/o William and Maggie M. Shoemaker Wise ; Wife was Lucille McGee per death cert. Ancestry has birth date as 8/25/1917]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 31, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wise, George

Death of Mr. George Wise
     The following notice of the death of Mr. George Wise, a former resident of this county is taken from the Colony, Kansas, Free Press:
     On January 31, 1899, at 9:30 p.m., George Wise, after a protracted illness, died at his home in Colony, Kan. He was born January 3, 1820, in Belmont County, Ohio, and joined the M. E. Church and was converted when but twenty years of age, and lived a devoted Christian until his death.
     He was married to Miss Julia Hamilton, Jan. 27, 1841, when they moved to Gallia County, Ohio, where they lived happily. Sixteen years ago, they moved to Colony, Kan. To this union were born one son and four daughters, two having died some years ago. There is still living Mrs. R. M. Brown, Mrs. A. L. Willey, of Colony, and William C. Wise, of Kansas City.
     He was a kind husband, a loving father and a devoted Christian, ever ready to speak a word for the Master. When younger he filled the office of Steward and a class leader and Sabbath-school Superintendent for several years. When he came down with his last illness, he bore his sickness patiently without a murmur, and until within a few days of his death he read his Bible and tried to sing the old familiar songs he loved so well, and gave evidence to his friends that he was fully prepared to go and be with his heavenly Master that he had trusted in for so many years.
     While we regret to lose an old and honored citizen, yet we must submit to the will of God who in His allwise Providence saw fit after 79 years of warfare to call him to Himself. He leaves a wife, three children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, yet our loss is his gain.

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


Wise, Ida Maud [Craig]

Mrs. Chauncey Wise Dies

     Mrs. Ida Maud Wise, 47, wife of Chauncey F. Wise, died Sept. 1 at the family home in Ohio township near Bladen. She had been a victim of paralysis for two years.
     Surviving are her husband, children Kenneth and Katherine, Opal of Charleston, John, Paul and Dorothy at home, her mother, Mrs. Sarah Craig of Bladen, two brothers, Arthur and Raymond Craig, and a sister Mrs. Grace Caldwell.
     Funeral services were at Mt. Zion Baptist church by Rev. Ira J. Sheets.

[Note: Tombstone dates are: 1890-1936. From familysearch.org b. 20 Dec. 1890 in WV, d.1 Sep. 1936. Parents John & Sarah (Gothold) Craig.]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wise, Luella

     Funeral services for Mrs. Chauncey Wise will be held at the Porter Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Vinton Memorial Cemetery by Coleman R. Halley. Mrs. Luella Wise was the former wife of the late Leslie Corn and had lived in the Porter neighborhood for 30 years.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Broyles of Etna, one brother John Lee of Kanauga, one daughter, Miss Anna Corn of Columbus and one son, Donald Corn of Lancaster. She is survived by three grandchildren, Donna, Darrell and Carl Corn, many nephews and nieces.

[Note on stone: 1886 - 1949 Buried as a Wise]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Jean Yount


Wise, Louella Mae [Lee]

Thrombosis Cause of Sudden Death
     Acute coronary thrombosis this morning claimed the life of Mrs. Louella Mae Wise, 63, wife for the past four months of Chauncey Wise, back of Clay Chapel, off Lower Route 7 near Chambersburg. She was a sister of John Lee.
     At 4 a.m. today her husband said, Mrs. Wise got out of bed to get a cough drop, and she returned to bed shortly. Then she arose again, and told her husband that she was “choked up” and wanted another cough drop. Wise asked her to leave the lights on inasmuch as he would be getting up soon, and she went downstairs. In a few moments he heard Mrs. Wise calling for him saying, “I’m choking.” Wise rushed downstairs and he offered her a tin of water, he told his physician, but she drank none of it. She died in a matter of 10 or 20 minutes.
     Funeral services from the Coleman R. Halley Funeral Home will be announced tomorrow. The decedent had resided in Bidwell. The name of her second husband, who died about eight months ago, was Lawless.

Note: [9/16/1886 - 2/23/1949]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 23, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wise, Mabel E. [Perkins]

Death Early Today Suddenly Claims Mrs. Walter Wise
     Death came suddenly at 12:15 a.m. today to Mrs. Mabel E. Perkins Wise, 63, wife of Fire Chief Walter N. Wise, at her home, 848 Second Ave. For five years she had been in failing health from heart trouble. Three weeks ago she suffered her latest attack but recuperated sufficiently to be out and around. Friday she had called on Mrs. Cora Wright, a close friend who resides two blocks below the Wise home, and seemed to be in good spirits and good condition and even attended the picture show Sunday afternoon.
     Born April 13, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Perkins in Harrison Twp., decedent is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Ray (Jewell Tierry), Buffalo, N. Y.; a sister, Mrs. Frances Nelson, Albany, Ore.; and two grandchildren.
     Mrs. Wise had been a civic leader and even during the past five years, she had taken an active part in the Gallipolis Business and Professional Women’s Club, in the Women’s Society for Christian Service and the Progressive Bible Class of the Grace Methodist Church, of which she was a long time member. She married Walter Wise here November 4, 1907.
     The remains will be returned to her late residence at noon Tuesday from the Waugh Funeral Home and friends may call Tuesday afternoon and until the funeral hour. Funeral arrangements await the arrival of the daughter from Buffalo. She was expected here this afternoon. The sister also was reported to be en route to Gallipolis from Oregon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 26, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wise, Margaret [Hinkle]

Death of Mrs. Wise
     Mrs. Margaret Wise died at the home of her son, Thos. Wise, in Clay Township, last Saturday, aged 85 years, 4 months and 25 days. Funeral services were conducted at Providence Church Sunday by Rev. E. L. Sheets, interment following at the same place by Hayward & Son.
     Deceased was the wife of Samuel Wise and leaves four children, Elizabeth Ambler, of Belmont County, O.; Jacob and David of Putnam County, W. Va., and Thos. H. Wise, of this county. A large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive her.
     She was a nice lady and a consistent Christian, and the esteem in which she was held was attested by the large concourse of friends who attended the last sad rites. Jacob, one of the sons, living in Putnam County, received the news of her death too late to catch a train or boat and walked the whole distance, 30 miles, arriving in time to pay his last tribute of affection to his mother.

[Note: Aug. 9, 1816 - Jan. 4, 1902]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 10, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Wise, Margaret

Death of Mrs. Wise
     The mother of Thos. H. Wise, the undertaker and fruit grower of Clay tp., Mrs. Margaret Wise, died Jan. 4, 1902. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Sheets at Providence church Sunday at 2 p.m., the burial by Hayward & Son following at the same place. The services were largely attended.
     She was 85 years, 4 months and 25 days of age, and had made her home with her son, Thomas, for 18 years. She was united in marriage with Samuel Wise January 10, 1837 and six children were the fruit of the union, two deceased. Those surviving are Elizabeth Ambler, of Belmont county, O., Jacob and David, of Putnam county, W. Va., and Thomas H. Wise with whom she lived. Twenty grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren also survive her.
     She was converted when 31 years old and lived a consistent Christian life for 57 years, and in her last hours said all was sunshine and were spent in praise of her Creator. She was the daughter of Christopher and Sarah Hinkle long since passed away. Many friends will regret the departure of the fine old lady.
     Jacob, her son of Putnam county, received the news of her death late and by walking the whole distance, 30 miles and through the entire night, arrived just about one hour before the funeral services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 6, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wise, Missouri Gilmore

     Mrs. Missouri Gilmore Wise, wife of John A. Wise, died Friday evening at her home of tuberculosis of the spine, from which she had long suffered. She was a member of the M. E. Church and a good woman whose death is deeply deplored. The Journal extends sympathy to the bereaved husband, three daughters and three sons.
     Mrs. Wise was a daughter of John Gilmore and was born and had always lived in Clay Tp. She was 62 years, 2 months and 1 day old.
     The funeral services were held at Clay Chapel at 11 o'clock Sunday, Rev. T. H. Dailey officiating. Burial at same place by Wetherholt.

[Note: from familysearch.org 1/30/1848 - 4/1/1910. Parents John and Jane (Fletcher) Gilmore]

Gallipolis paper
1910
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Wise, Thomas H.

Obituary
     Thos H. Wise, son of Samuel and Margaret Wise, was born July 31, 1843, in Belmont County, Ohio.  Departed this life November 1, 1925 aged 82 years, four months and one day.
     He came to Gallia County with his parents when a boy. The remainder of his life was spent on the farm he lived on at the time of his death.
     He was married to Charlotta Meddings October 1, 1863, with whom he lived in happiness for 62 years and one month. To this union eight children were born. Those preceding their father were Maggie, Cora and George Samuel, and one going in infancy.
     Those left to miss a fathers love and council are, Wilbur of Marion, Walter of Columbus, Alonzo of Leaper and Mrs. Frank Hughes, who so tenderly cared for her father during his illness.
     Besides his broken hearted wife he leaves one brother, David Wise of South Charleston, West Virginia, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.
     He joined the Providence Baptist Church near 45 years ago and gave willingly of his time and means to support, saying at one time he would have no luxuries in his home while his church was in need.
     A devoted husband and father, a good neighbor and friend will be sorely missed yet if we serve and trust in his God we shall meet him again. He bore his severe sufferings in patience and as the end drew near, looked around at his loved ones, as in silent farewell, and went quickly to his reward.

[Note: Providence Cemetery, Clay Twp]

Gallipolis paper
November 1, 1925
Tanscribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page


Wise, Walter

Walter Wise’ Rites To Be Friday
     Funeral services for Walter N. Wise, 68, Gallipolis garage operator who was killed when a truck owned by W. E. Raines of Cedar Bluff, Va., which he was working on turned over on him Tuesday morning on Rt. 35 beyond Thurman, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Leonard A. Donnally, former pastor of Grace Methodist Church will officiate, and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight. Wise was a native of Clay twp., where he was born on Oct. 5, 1889, the son of the late John and Missouri Gilmore Wise. He was one of five girls and two boys born to that union and was the last of his family.
     As a young man, he worked on the Moore farm in Mason county and later came to Gallipolis where he went in the garage business in 1920. At one time he held the agency for the Buick car and in recent years conducted a repair business and was long the AAA representative in Gallipolis. He was twice married, his first being to the former Mabel Perkins, who preceded him in death over 10 years ago. His second marriage was to the former Laura Neal Cullip, a graduate of Holzer School of Nursing who survives, along with three step-children, Beverly and Freddie Cullip and Mrs. Jewel Ray of Buffalo, N. Y. Wise was a member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 22, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wiseman, Alice

     Alice Wiseman, 82, Gallipolis died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center. Born May 4, 1902 at Patriot daughter of the late Henry Clifford and Nellie Barger Clyse, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Morning Star Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star No. 444, Holzer Hospital Volunteers, the Grey Ladies and the DAR.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest N. Wiseman, on Nov. 6, 1980; by her son, Harold; and by a grandson, Rex Brown.
     Surviving are two sons, M. “Ike” of Gallipolis, and John C. of Point Pleasant; three daughters, Mrs. I.E. (Betty) Brown of Minford, Mrs. Richard (Hope) Davison of Richmondale, and Mrs. David L. (Rosena) Rees of Rio Grande; 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Gladys Davis of Gallipolis, Edna Cook of Rio Grande, Lois Moore of Worthington, and Eva Mae Parry of Hillsboro; and two brothers, Eugene of Winter Haven, FLA, and Robert of Ironton.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. George Wolffbrandt and the Rev. Bruce Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home, 420 First Ave., Gallipolis, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Dean Rees, Jim Davison, John Brown, and Tom, David and Jay Wiseman.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallia County Heart Fund chapter, in care of Lola Mae Suiter, 661 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 3, 1985
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty                                                                     Top of Page


Wiseman, Anna May

Anna Wiseman Called By Death
     Miss Anna May Wiseman, 67, retired school teacher, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Holzer Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks. Miss Wiseman was born in Lawrence County near Waterloo, the daughter of the late Lewis A. and Julia Stewart Wiseman.
     She joined the Johns Creek Methodist Chapel near Waterloo where she was a faithful attendant.
She attended Lebanon Normal School and received her degree from Rio Grande College. Miss Wiseman started teaching in 1903 and taught for 30 years. Her first school was in the county schools and she later taught at Ironton, Portland in Meigs County and for several years was on the faculty at Washington School, Gallipolis.
     She was a member of Rio Grande Methodist Church, Thurman Eastern Star, English Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Business and Professional Womens Club.
     Miss Wiseman is survived by two sisters and one brother: Mrs. G. R. (Dovie) Phillips, Northup; Mrs. Edwin (Flo) Davis, Oak Hill, and Dr. Orlyn Wiseman, Jeffersonville. Also surviving are several nieces.
     The body will be at the home of her niece Mrs. Paul Haskins, 149 Second Ave., after 5 p.m. Sunday where friends may call. The body will be taken to the Rio Grande Methodist Church where it will lie in state from noon Monday until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Rev. George L. Sidwell will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home of Ironton.

[Note: From the gravemarker year of birth 1885 and year of death 1953.]

Newspaper (unknown)
clipping found in the Simmerman files, Wiseman file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Wiseman, Bertha M.

     Mrs. John N. Wiseman died at her home near Cadmus Monday of tubercular trouble and was buried today. She was a very fine lady and is survived by her husband and five children.

Gallipolis Newspaper
June 10, 1914
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Wiseman, Charles A.

Wiseman Rites Held Today
     Funeral services are to be held in Oakey Chapel Sunday at 1 p.m. for Charles A. Wiseman, 90, who died early Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James T. Hamilton, 554 Second Ave. The Rev. Paul Niswander will officiate with the burial in the church cemetery.
     The deceased, a retired farmer, has been ill for some time, seriously since January. He was born at Arabia, May 10, 1862, the son of Wilbur W. and Martha Armstrong Wiseman. He was the last of 14 children.
     He married Martha Jane Stewart Feb. 9, 1887, and 12 children were born to the couple, eight surviving. His wife died in 1930. The surviving children are: L.L. Wiseman, Springfield; Mrs. James T. Hamilton, Gallipolis; Mrs. Louise Howell, Port Clinton; Mrs. Owen Harmon, Rappsburg; Mrs. Stanley Peters, Mechanicsburg; B.E. Wisman, Willowood; Mrs. Preston Mannon, Scottown; Mrs. Paul Irish, Owensboro, Ky.
     He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Athens Messenger
July 13, 1952
Contributed by Joyce Robinson                                                                     Top of Page


Wiseman, Chester A.

Chester Wiseman Claimed Sunday
     Chester A. Wiseman, 67, a native of the Mt. Olive community of Walnut Twp., died Sunday in University Hospital, Columbus, where he had been a patient for a week.
     Mr. Wiseman had lived in Columbus 2 years and his home is at 83 Powhatan Ave. He had traveled for Butler Brothers of Chicago until he was terribly injured in an automobile accident last Jan. 4.
Riding on ice-coated E. Broad St., Wiseman stopped his car and got out after another car struck his. Then a third car bumped into the second one and he was caught between the rear end of this own car and the front end of the second car. Both of his legs were crushed and subsequently were amputated.
     He was a member of Westgate Methodist Church and Savannah Lodge No. 466, F&AM, Guysville, O.   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carmel N. Wiseman; a son, Claire Wiseman, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Thompson, 2386 Louden Ave., Mrs. Wilma Christman, 271 N. Burgess Ave., and Mrs. Dorotha Randall, 85 Midland Ave., and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Wiseman is a daughter of John Stewart. Mrs. Thompson is the wife of Harry Thompson and she was on the staff of Probate Judge John Howell up until her father was hurt.
     Friends may call after noon today at the Jerry Spears funeral home, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Orville Hall of the Ironton Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth December 3, 1880; date of death May 23, 1948; father George F. Wiseman; mother unknown Vermillion.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1948, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Wiseman file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Wiseman, Ernest M.

Ernest M. Wiseman
     Ernest Merrill "Ike" Wiseman, 64, of 417 First Avenue, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991, at Holzer Medical Center.
    He was born March 8, 1926, at Cadmus, son of the late Ernest N. and Alice Clyse Wiseman. He married Kathryn Edwards, August 27, 1950, at Jackson and she survives with one son, David Wiseman of Gallipolis; two daughters, Mrs. Jan Doolittle of Gallipolis and Mrs. Thomas (Tami) Van Auker of Akron; one brother John C. Wiseman of Pt. Pleasant, WV; three sisters, Mrs.I. E.. (Betty) Brown of Minford, Mrs. Richard (Hope) Davisson of Richmondale and Mrs. David (Rosena) Rees of Rio Grande. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Wiseman.
     Mr. Wiseman received his B.S. Degree, secondary education from Rio Grand College and attended the Ohio State University; he coached basketball in Tuscarawas County Southern High School, Meigs County; was named one of the top ten Ohio coaches by the United Press in 1953.
     In 1955, he became a special agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Company, Portsmouth and held the position of District Manger. In 1959, he joined Wiseman Agency selling insurance and real estate. He later mainly specialized in real estate, retiring from the Wiseman Real Estate, Inc. in 1989.
     He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Cliffside Golf Course, where he was a co-recipient of the Primer Mover Award, Thurman F & AM Lodge, Gallipollis Shrine Club, Knights Templar, Gallipolis BPOE, the Gallipolis Chamber of commerce and the Gallipolis Retail Merchants Association.
     Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Hefner and Rev. Al MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Thursday from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Cancer Research c/o Pat Boyer, 200 Second Avenue, Gallipolis or Cliffside Golf Course, Beautification Project c/o Dave Shaffer 100 Cliffside Drive, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 6, 1991
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wiseman, Ernest Newton

E. N. Wiseman, 83, prominent Businessman, claimed Thursday
     Ernest Newton Wiseman, 83, died at 6 p.m. at Holzer Medical Center Thursday. He was born March 2, 1897 to John N. and Bertha Pyles Wiseman on Wiseman Road in Walnut Twp. On Aug. 13, 1920, he was married to Alice Clyse who survives along with five children: Betty Brown, Minford; Hope Davidson, Richmondale; Merrill, Gallipolis; Rosena Rees, Rio Grande, and John of Point Pleasant, W. Va.
     Also surviving are three brothers: Orin, Patriot; Eldon, Boulder, Colo, Robert, Gallipolis; two sisters: Viola, Columbus, and Sara Smith, Los Angeles, Calif. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, a son, Harold; one grandson, Rex Brown, and two half-brothers. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
     After serving in the U. S. Army at Camp Gordon, GA during World War I, he completed his education at Rio Grande College. He later taught school for nine years at Cadmus where he was principal and a successful coach.
     In 1929, he moved his family to Rio Grande at which time he entered the Insurance business with T. S. Berridge. In 1934, he and Hobart Wickline bought the Boatman Insurance Agency with offices in the Park Central Hotel Building. In 1943, Real Estate was added and the business is now located at 500 Second Ave. and known as The Wiseman Agency.
     Mr. Wiseman was active in civic and college affairs. He was the first mayor of Rio Grande and was instrumental in securing Rio Grande’s first water and sewage system. He was a member of Simpson Chapel Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. He moved to Gallipolis in May, 1961. He was director of Mayflower Insurance Co., director of Ohio Valley Bank, member Centerville Masonic Lodge, Cadmus Redman Lodge and was a 37 year member and past president of Wiseman Agency, Inc., West Virginia; member of Gallia County Historical Society, genealogist and historian for the Wiseman Family Association; president of The Wiseman Agency, Inc. of Gallipolis a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor James Frazier officiating. The body will lie in state one and one-half hour prior to service. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home Saturday 2 to 5:30 pm and 7 until 9 p.m.
     Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Directors of Ohio Valley Bank and three members of the Rotary will serve as honorary bearers. American Legion Post 27 will conduct military rites at graveside. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the Grace United Methodist building fund.


Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 7, 1980
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Wiseman, E.N.

     GALLIPOLIS – Funeral services will be held 2;30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church for Ernest N. Wiseman, 83, Gallipolis. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. The prominent businessman died at 6 p.m. Thursday in Holzer Medical Center.
     Mr. Wiseman, who moved to Gallipolis from Rio Grande in 1961, was a director of the Mayflower Insurance Co., director of the Ohio Valley Bank, member of Centerville Masonic Lodge, Cadmus Redman Lodge and was a 37-year member and past president of the Gallipolis Rotary Club with 29 ½ years perfect attendance.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 9, 1980
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Wiseman, Estella Ruth [Ashworth]

     Estella Ruth Wiseman, 102, of Gallipolis, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Heartland of Jackson in Jackson, Ohio. She was born Oct. 2, 1902 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late George and Sarah LaVada Massie Ashworth.
     She married Orin Wiseman in Gallia County on June 30, 1928, and he preceded her on June 5, 1988.
Estella is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Orville) Ingles of Patriot; a son, Edwin (Ruth) Wiseman of Yreka, Calif; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Fred (Shirley) Ashworth of Pedro; a sister, Sylvia Arbaugh of Ironton; and a sister-in-law, Jean Wiseman of Gallipolis.
She was preceded by a great-grandchild, four brothers and seven sisters.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Avenue, Gallipolis with Jan Thornton officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Cemetery, Patriot. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Olive Cemetery Association in care of Debbi Rutt, 96 Private Drive, County Road 124, Chesapeake, Ohio 45619.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May, 2006
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Wiseman, Harold

Harold Wiseman, 49, dies unexpectedly
     MORGANTOWN – Harold Wiseman, 49, Gallipolis insurance executive, died suddenly around noon Saturday at the Snowshoe Ski winter resort, a popular spa in the West Virginia Panhandle.
Heart attack was the suspected cause of death.
     He spent his business life with the Wiseman Agency, was secretary of the Wiseman Agency Corporation, and was a veteran insurance agent. Harold Wiseman had devoted years to public service in Gallipolis, having been a member of the city board of education, the recreation commission, Gallipolis Rotary Club, and Gallipolis Golf Club. He was a district trustee for the Independent Insurance Agents Association.
     Survivors include his wife, four children, and parents, Ernest N. and Alice Wiseman. Willis Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Sunday Times Sentinel – March 9, 1980

Memorial services 1 p.m. Tuesday for Harold Wiseman
     Memorial services for Harold Wiseman, 49, Gallipolis, will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, with Rev. James V. Frazier officiating. Private burial services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
     Mr. Wiseman, a resident of 30 Oakwood Drive, Gallipolis, died unexpectedly at the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Marlinton, W.Va., around noon on Saturday.
     He was born Jan. 4, 1931, at Rio Grande, Ohio son of Ernest N. and Alice Clyse Wiseman. They survive and reside in Gallipolis. He married Shirleen Northcutt at Athens, Ohio on April 11, 1952. She survives, along with the following children: Mrs. Mike (Melanie) Triplett Warfield, KY.; Mrs. Dan (Lori) Waugh, Wellston; Tom Wiseman and wife, Libby Salyer Wiseman, Gallipolis; Annie Wiseman, at home. Mrs. Tom (Zelma) Northcutt, mother-in-law, made her home close to the family.
     The following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. Elwood (Betty) Brown, Minford, Ohio; Mrs. Richard (Hope)_Davisson, Richmondale, Ohio; E. M. Ike Wiseman, Gallipolis; Mrs. David (Rosena) Rees, Rio Grande; John C. Wiseman, Point Pleasant, W. Va.
     Mr. Wiseman graduated from Ohio University where he received his commission of second lieutenant in the U. S. Army. He served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, where he served on the board of trustees. He was finance chairman, and was Pastor Parish Committee Chairman. He was a trustee on the Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio; past president of Gallipolis City Recreation Board, the Gallipolis City School Board and Gallipolis Rotary Club. He was on the board of directors of the Gallipolis Golf Club, and served on the executive board of trustees at Rio Grande College.
     Pallbearers will be Dan Evans, Earl Durham, Neil Sanders, Dr. John Groth, Keith Thomas, Jack Matthews, Bob Saunders and Merrill Evans. Honorary bearers are J. B. Triplett, Jim Salyer and A. L. Waugh.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 10, 1980
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Wiseman, Helen [Leffingwell]

     Helen R. Wiseman, 61, a resident of 438 Jackson Pike, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been in failing health the past nine moths.
     Mrs. Wiseman was a former employee of Stiffler’s Store in Jackson. She was born June 5, 1916 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Bart Leffingwell and Alma Nelson Leffingwell, who survives and resides in Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Wiseman is survived by her husband, Robert Wiseman, and two daughters and one son: Mrs. James (Janice) Wiley, Xenia; Mrs. Norman (Joyce) Wiley, Jackson and Robert N. Wiseman, Rt. 4, Jackson. Six grandchildren survive. One brother and one sister survive: Ernest Leffingwell, Springfield, Ohio and Mrs. Eugene (Carol) Willis, Dayton.
     The Wisemans have resided in Gallipolis since 1971, moving here from Jackson where they lived about 34 years. She married Mr. Wiseman on Aug. 27, 1915 in Wellston. She was a member of Olive Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery, near Cadmus. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 7, 1977
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Wiseman, John Newton

John Wiseman Dies At Home Beyond Cadmus
Funeral At Olive Church at 2 P.M. Friday
     John Newton Wiseman, after a week's illness, died at 11:30 Wednesday forenoon at his home in Walnut Twp. He would have been 86 years old next Saturday and had been frail and failing for some time.
     Mr. Wiseman was born at Waterloo on Aug. 21, 1857, six months after that the family moved across the line into Gallia County near Cadmus and all his subsequent years, except for the period his father served in the Union Army, were spent here. The family returned to Waterloo for the war's duration.
     The parents were Rev. Andrew and Hannah Pine Wiseman. John Newton Wiseman, following in his father's footsteps, was devoutly religious and long active in the church. In appearance--in weight, build, erect posture, and fully-bearded--he bore a striking resemblance to "Uncle Jimmy" Gatewood, Gallia County's only surviving veteran of the Civil War. But Mr. Wiseman was younger and showed it.
     Mr. Wiseman married twice. His first wife was Ella Barger. To this union two children were born. Esco, living near Bowling Green, O., and Reno, who died when small. Later he wed Bertha Piles, who died in 1914. They are survived by four sons and two daughters; Ernest A. Wiseman of Gallipolis and Rio Grande and a member of the firm of Wiseman & Wickline; Eldon Wiseman, former county superintendent of schools, now living in Rio Grande; Orin and Robert Wiseman, who have farms adjoining the old homestead between Cadmus and McDaniel X Roads; Viola Wiseman and Mrs. Sarah Smith, both at the old home.
     Mr. Wiseman was the last survivor of his generation of the family. In his young manhood he and his brother engaged in the undertaking business at Waterloo and near Cadmus and for a time at least they made the caskets they used. This business was sold a generation ago to W. W. Phillips of Waterloo. Mr. Wiseman had also been a contracting carpenter as well as a farmer most of his years.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at Olive Methodist Church, of which decedent was a member, with Rev. O. L. Hall of Roseville, decedent's nephew, in charge. Burial there by Phillips. Mr. Wiseman was a member of the Redmen at Cadmus.

[Note: From death certificate date of death August 18, 1943.]

Newspaper (prob. August 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Wiseman file, Bossard Library.
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Wiseman, Julia [Stewart]

Mrs. Lewis A. Wiseman
     Mrs. Julia Stewart Wiseman, passed to her rest about 3:30 o’clock Wednesday morning, December 15, 1926 at her home, 29 Vinton Avenue. She had been ill for several weeks and was surrounded by her own immediate family during her last hours. She went to her Fathers’ Home, calm and unafraid, trusting and confident of the future, and recognizant of her loved ones with whom she talked in beautiful terms of her going away.
     She was born 66 years ago on May __, 1860 at Waterloo in Lawrence County, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Stewart. On December 14, 1883, she became the bride of Lewis Allen Wiseman, and the day before she passed away, was the 44th Anniversary of their wedding. She lived near the home of her birthplace, until about 10 years ago, when, with her family she moved to Rio Grande, coming to Gallipolis after three years residence.
     To this union were born the following children: Dovie J. Wiseman who married Reuben Phillips, and resides at Northup, Ohio; Anna, who lives at home; Orlyn Wiseman, who married Pearl Bradshay and resides at Jeffersonville, Ohio; Olive Flo Wiseman, who married Edwin Davis and resides at Oak Hill, Ohio.
     She is survived by her husband, Lewis Allen Wiseman, her sister, Miss Janie Stewart of Waterloo, the above mentioned children and the following grandchildren: May Phillips Haskins, Marjorie Phillips, Clayton Phillips, Ina Pearl Phillips, Elizabeth Jean Phillips, Orlyn W. Davis and Dorothy Davis. One grandchild, Margaret Ruth Phillips preceded her grandmother in death, having passed away on May 6, 1923.
     Early in girlhood, at the age of 12 years, she became a member of Palestine Baptist church, and later when all of her children joined John Creek M.E. Church, which was the home church of their father, she removed her membership. At the time of her death, she was a member of Grace M.E. church of this city. She was also a member of Gallipolis Chapter No. 283 Order of the Eastern Star, Gallia Council, Daughters of America, and Symmes Valley Grange No. 1770.
     Our splendid sister gave her life to a service of love and devotion to her church, where she was active at all times in the different departments. As a mother and wife, she lived a life of true loyalty to the interests of her children and husband.

“God calls our loved ones,
But we lose not wholly what He has given,
They live on earth in thought and deed,
As truly as in his Heaven.”

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 17, 1926
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Wiseman, Kathryn Louise [Edwards]

     Kathryn Louise Wiseman, 73, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, March 3, 2005 at her residence. She was born July 18, 1931 in Jackson, daughter of the late Virgil Hudson Edwards and the late Alice Vermillion Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Merrill “Ike” Wiseman; and by a brother, William James Edwards.
     Kathryn was a homemaker and a former board member of the Our House Museum. She was a charter member of the Newcomer’s Club, which later became the Junior Women’s Club. She also served on the Alter Guild at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
     Kathryn is survived by three children, Jan (Jerry) Koronich of Gallipolis, Tami (Tom) VanAuker of Akron, and David (Rita) Wiseman of Gallipolis; and nine grandchildren, Jed and Ben Doolittle, Patrick, Peter and Adam VanAuker, Brian and Natalie Burton, and Sara and Evan Wiseman.
     Kathryn will be lovingly missed by all her family and her many, many friends. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005, in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Father Joseph Trapp officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 1005. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Holzer Hospice, 200 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; or to the Our House Museum, 432 First Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631; or to the Ariel Theatre, 426 Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 4, 2005
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Wiseman, Neoma G. [Knox]

     Neoma Gertrude Wiseman, 85, Kineon Avenue, Gallipolis, died at her residence early this morning, Sept. 21, 1993. A homemaker, she was also a member of the Waterloo United Methodist Church, a former member of the Waterloo Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the Waterloo Grange.
     Born July 28, 1908 in Waterloo, she was the daughter of the late Everett E. Knox and Linnie Merle Malone Knox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berkley Eugene Wiseman; two sons, Berkley Lee Ted Wiseman and Charles Richard Wiseman; three brothers and one sister.
     Survivors include three daughters, Nadine Phillips, Point Pleasant, Alice Salisbury, Patriot and Dorothy Byus, Rodney; one daughter-in-law, Maridell Wiseman, Gallipolis; one sister, Opal Pinson, Washington Court House; nine grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 21, 1993
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Wiseman, Orin O.

     Orin O. Wiseman, 86, of Rt. 2, Patriot died Sunday at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired carpenter. Born Jan. 22, 1902 in Walnut Township, he was a son of the late John and Bertha Pyles Wiseman.
     He married Stella Ashworth on June 30, 1928 in Gallia County, and she survives with one son, Edwin Wiseman of Yreka, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Phyllis) Ingles of Patriot; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Wiseman of Gallipolis and Eldon Wiseman of Wichita, Kan,; and one sister, Mrs. H. J. (Sarah) Smith of Los Angeles, Calif. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
     A member of Olive Methodist Church, he was also a member of Improved Order of Red-Men, Shawnee Tribe 18 of Pedro, and Patriot F & AM Lodge 496.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel in Gallipolis, Rev. Sara Clay officiating. Burial follows in Olive Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted by the Improved Order of Red-Men Shawnee Tribe 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 5, 1988
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Wiseman, Ralph H.

     Ralph H. Wiseman, 80, Wilkesville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1992, at his residence. He was a retired Ohio Department of Transportation employee, a member of the Wilkesville United Methodist Church, the Wilkesville Orphans Friend Lodge and the Wilkesville Chapter OES 207.
     Wiseman was born March 22, 1912, in Wilkesville, son of the late Howard Anson and Mary Francis Steele Wiseman. He married Madeline Peters on Nov. 16, 1932, in McArthur, and she survives with two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Karen) Kessell, Columbus, and Mrs. Duane (Wanda) Butcher Belton, S. C. Also surviving are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, at the Wilkesville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mel Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Center Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home in Vinton. Masonic services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Monday by the Wilkesville Orphans Friend Lodge.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 3, 1992
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Wiseman, Robert O.

     Robert O. Wiseman, 88, Gallipolis, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at his residence. Born Nov. 30, 1909 in Cadmus, son of the late John N. and Bertha May Wiseman, he was retired owner/operator of the Wiseman Market, Jackson, and a retired employee of the Evans Grocery Co. in Gallipolis.
     He was a graduate of Rio Grande Junior College, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a former POW, a life member of the American Legion Lafayette Post 27, VFW Post 4464 of Gallipolis, the Gallipolis DAV, and the Olive Methodist Church of Cadmus.
     Surviving are his wife, Jean Blakeman Wiseman, who he married Sept. 16, 1978 in Gallipolis; a son, Robert N. (Brenda) Wiseman of Proctorville; two daughters, Janice (Jim) Willey of Xenia, and Joyce (Jerry) Burton of Waynesville; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Stella Wiseman of Patriot; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Leffingwell Wiseman in 1977; a granddaughter, Barbara Gaven on May 5, 1994; three brothers, Eldon, Orin and Ernest Wiseman; and two sisters, Sarah Smith and Viola Wiseman.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. David Hogg officiating. Burial will be in the Olive Cemetery, Cadmus. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.
     Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Lafayette Post 17 and VFW Port 4464.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Olive United Methodist Church, Cadmus, in care of Phyllis Ingles, 2882 Cadmus Road, Patriot, Ohio 45658-9184.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January, 1998
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Wiseman, Rosa Neal [Stewart]

     Rosa Neal Wiseman, 96, of Patriot died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Holzer Senior Care Center. Born Nov. 29, 1906, in Gallia County, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Lula Wagoner Stewart. She was married to Glen Wiseman, who preceded her in death June 30, 1986. Mrs. Wiseman was a bookkeeper and school board clerk for the Cadmus School District, where she also served as a board member. She was a member of the Waterloo United Methodist Church and the Waterloo Grange.
     Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Helen and Richard Wesney of Wheelersburg, Phyllis Wiseman of Gallipolis, Margaret Ashworth of Nelsonville, Sue and Bob Ruff of Thurman and Mary and Tom Keys of Bradenton, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Wiseman of Harrison; one sister, Georgia Shelton of Mason; 20 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Glen Wiseman; one son, Charles Joe Wiseman in 1995; two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Joe Stewart and Dan Stewart; and one sister, Mary Luman.
     Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home, with pastor Billy Goodall officiating. Burial will be in Flag Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

Newspaper unknown
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Wiseman, Viola

     Viola Wiseman, 78, Columbus, died Thursday night in Holzer Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Born June 26, 1906 in Walnut Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late John and Bertha Pyles Wiseman, she was a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church in Grandview and the Eastern Star Chapter in Columbus.
     She taught in several rural Gallia County schools after receiving her bachelor’s degree from Rio Grande College. She received a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University.
     Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sara Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three brothers, Eldon Wiseman of Wichita, Kan.; Orin Wiseman of Patriot, and Robert Wiseman of Gallipolis. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Bruce Harris officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 18, 1985
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Wiseman, Wallace Eldon
Wiseman, Sarah Emily

    A memorial service for Wallace Eldon and Sarah Emily Wiseman will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 1997 in the Olive United Methodist Church, near Cadmus, with the Rev. Juanita Wiseman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Olive Cemetery.
     Sarah Wiseman, 93, died on Jan. 28, 1997 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Born Sept. 27, 1903 at Cora in Gallia County, daughter of the late Charles Selby and Emma Jane Davis Tanner, she graduated from Rio Grande College in 1922 and received a master of arts degree from Ohio University in 1951. Eldon Wiseman, 92, followed her in death on April 21, 1997. Born Aug. 4, 1904 at Cadmus, he graduated from Ohio State University in 1927.
     They married Nov. 16, 1927 in Dayton. Both taught in the public schools of Ohio and Colorado before retiring in 1969. After retirement, they lived in Boulder, Colo; Wichita, Kan; and Ann Arbor.
     Surviving are two sons, Charles E. (Juanita) Wiseman of Lakin, Kan.; and John R. (Carolyn) Wiseman of Ann Arbor; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; Eldon Wiseman’s brother, Robert O. (Jean) Wiseman; his sister-in-law, Stella Wiseman; and Sara Wiseman’s sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Tanner.
Eldon Wiseman was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Esco E., Reno R., Ernest N. and Orin O. Wiseman ; and three sisters, Viola M. Wiseman, Sarah L. Smith and Lois R. Wiseman. Sarah Wiseman was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Ethelyn Jones and Mary Elizabeth Parry; and a brother, Parry Benjamin Tanner.
     Memorial contributions can be made to the Madog Center for Welsh Studies, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674; the Hospice of Washtenaw, 806 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, Mich., 48108; or to the Olive United Methodist Church in care of Phyllis Ingles, treasurer, 2882 Cadmus Road, Patriot, Ohio 45658-9184. Arrangements are by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May, 1997
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Witham, Evelyn [Owens]

Mrs. Witham Dead
     Mrs. Evelyn Owens Witham, 21, wife of Mr. Harry Witham, died at her home in Rodney Monday Sept. 11, 1922. She had been ill for some time with tuberculosis. The funeral was held Wednesday morning by Rev. Bretz, interment following in Pine Street cemetery, this city.

[Note: Daughter of Effie & Albert Owen]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, September 14, 1922
Transcribed by Claudia Melin


Withers, Emma G. [Christy]

Mrs. Emma G. Withers Dies Sunday Afternoon
Was Widow of late John Withers, Funeral Services Tuesday
     Mrs. Emma G. Withers, widow of the late John A. Withers, passed away Sunday afternoon at her home on Spruce Street, after an illness extending over a period of two years. Mrs. Withers was a kind and devoted mother and was highly respected among her neighbors. She leaves to mourn her lost 2 sons, Clay and Lawrence of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Nettie McCrimmen of Miami, FL and Mrs. Carrie Huron of Vinton, Ohio; also, one sister and four brothers.
     The funeral services, which will be private, will be conducted by Rev. L. O. Forqueran of the Episcopal Church, at her late home on Spruce Street, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery, beside her husband, in charge of W.N. Hayward.

[Note: Death Certificate -- Emma G. Withers was born 1868 in Mason County, WV; died April 1, 1928 in Gallipolis, 60 years of age. Father: John Christy.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 2, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Withers, S. H. “Sam”

Mrs. Burnett’s Brother Dies
     Mrs. Elmer Burnett, 645 Fourth Avenue, received a telegram this morning that her brother, S. H. “Sam” Withers, 71, had died of a heart attack Sunday evening at his home in Wichita, Kans. A native of Mason County, W. Va., Mr. Withers was reared at Mercer’s Bottom. He is survived by Mrs. Burnett, another sister, and two brothers. Funeral and burial will be in Wichita. Two years ago was Mr. Withers’ last visit to Gallipolis, where his brother, the late John Withers, had lived. S. H. Withers went west when he was 16 years of age, but returned every few years for a visit.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 18, 1943
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Witte, Alice [Brazee]

     Died, on the 25th of September, at New Orleans, Mrs. Alice Witte, wife of Geo. F. Witte, and daughter of John T. Brazee, of Fairfield county, aged 21 years.

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


Witte, Theodore

Aged Farmer Dies Friday
     Mr. Theodore Witt aged 78, died at his farm home Friday evening near Woods Mills. He was born in Germany and came to this country with his parents and settled in Virginia. A few years ago he moved to Ohio with his family where he spent the rest of his days. He is survived by his wife and two sons and one daughter. Funeral Sunday at the late home by Rev. L.E.Butler. Interment at Fairview, by J.L.Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 24, 1928
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Woda, Lena [Ropeter]

IN MEMORY - Mrs. Lena Woda
     A comparatively long illness of complications resulted in the death Sunday evening of Mrs. Lena Woda of Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of August and Louise Ropeter, born in Gallia County, Dec. 5, 1861 of German parentage and departed this life June 20, 1937, at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 15 days.
     In early infancy she became a child of God and later was confirmed in the Lutheran Church of which she remained a devoted member all her life. She had a deep faith in her Savior which gave her much comfort and peace in her declining years. Only a few days before her death she told the children she had read from the Bible each day and asked if they would read to her designating the 14th chapter of St. John to be read. She had been repeating passages from the Bible when she was only able to speak in a whisper.
     Two touching incidents which cannot be refrained from speaking of were when her daughters, Augusta and Margaret, were trying to make her more comfortable. Augusta said "Mother, you're slipping away from me". She answered, "yes, I am going to slip away from all of you soon and go to Heaven.: And in spite of her growing weakness when she was able to say only a few words at a time she had repeatedly tried to pray the "Lord's Prayer" in German. When her son Fred knelt and together they prayed in German she was then comforted.
     All the children were at her bedside ready to grant her every wish and all that human hands could do were done for Mother Woda by her kind and devoted children.
     She was united in marriage to Augusta Woda, Dec. 30, 1880. Her husband preceded her into eternity in 1919. To their union were born two daughters and seven sons, August and William having preceded her in death. Those left to mourn her loss are Fred of Chicago, IL; Rudoph of Rome, Ohio; George, John, Ted, Augusta and Margaret, all of Columbus, Ohio. Twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Henry Price, Patriot, Ohio; Mrs. Augusta Grube, Missouri and Mrs. Anna McDaniel, Kentucky; two brothers George and August Ropeter of Gallia County.
     Funeral services were conducted at the St. John Lutheran Church at Hague and Broad Street, Columbus, Wednesday morning by Rev. L. Cooperrider, interment following in Alton Cemetery by J. Spears.

The Gallia Times
July 1, 1951
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Woda, Rachel

     Mrs. Rachel Woda, died at Cadmus Monday morning, age 76. The funeral was at German Church Wednesday morning by Rev. A. J. Klintwood. Burial by Undertaker Myers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 15, 1902

     Mrs. Woda, Mother of August Woda, died Sunday night and was buried at German Church Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Cadmus News Notes
Thursday, January 16, 1902

Death of Mrs. Woda
     Mrs. Rachel Woda died at her home near Cadmus early Monday morning, aged 76 years. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the German Church by Rev. A. J. Clintworth, of Pomeroy. Undertaker Myers, of Sand Fork, had charge of the interment. She was a fine old lady, esteemed by all who knew her.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 17, 1902

     Mrs. Woda, one of our aged German ladies, departed this life Sunday, January 12, at 12 M. Interment at German Church Wednesday. Burial by Myers of Sandfork.

[Note: Name is spelled Wode on the tombstone.]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Cadmus News Notes
January 17, 1902
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Woda, William

Loses Life In Columbus White Braking On the Cars
Died in an Ambulance
     Mr. William Woda, son of August and Lena Woda, of Cadmus, this county, the past two years brakeman in the Pan Handle railroad yards at Columbus, fell under the wheels while riding on a cut of cars at 10:30 Sunday night and was fatally injured. He died in an ambulance while on the way to the hospital. His right arm was cut off and he was crushed about the abdomen.
     His body arrived here today on the noon train and was met by Undertaker Myers and friends and taken to Cadmus to the home of his parents. The funeral services will be Wednesday morning conducted by Rev. Geo. W. Brown of the Rodney circuit, the burial following at German Ridge cemetery.
     He was 25 years old and single and a fine young man, member of the M. E. church and well liked by all who knew him. He is survived by his parents and brothers Fred, August, Jr., Rudy, John, George and Theodore and sisters, Miss Augusta at Athens and Mrs. Margaret Spear, wife of Mr. Ben Spear, of the meat market on Court street. His death brings sorrow not only to relatives but a wide circle of friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 19, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wolf, Elizabeth [Canterberry]

     Elizabeth Canterberry Wolf was born February 17, 1836, in the state of Virginia. She was united in marriage to John Wolf June 29, 1855 in Carter county, Ky. To this union were born six children; five daughters and one son: Elenora, Viola, Arzilla, William and Maggie. William and Viola preceded her to the better land many years ago. She joined the United Brethren church about the year 1858, and lived a christian life until death.
     Five years ago last February she attached her membership to the Christain Order church, that being the nearest denomination to her home. She had been afflicted for many years and bore her suffering with christian patience. She was an affectionate wife, patient mother, kind friend and neighbor and left bright evidence that she has gone to enjoy the reward prepared for the faithful unto death. She died June 25, 1899; burial by Undertaker Thos. Wise at Bethel cemetery June 26, 1899. Funeral conducted by Rev. Jebu Rose of the M. E. Church.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, June 28, 1899
Vol. LXIV NO. 32
Transcribed by Charles Wright


Wolf, G. W.

Death of Mr. Wolf
     Mr. G. W. Wolf, father of Mrs. J. T. Callahan, of this city, died at his home in Letart Monday evening, aged 75 years. Mrs. Wolf died last September. The funeral was held Wednesday at Letart Church, the services being conducted by Rev. L. L. Cherrington. Mr. Wolf was a highly respected citizen and his death brings sorrow to many. Mrs. Callahan had been at his bedside for several days and Mr. Callahan went up Tuesday to attend the funeral.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 9, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wolf, Thomas Jefferson

     Died, on the 27th ult., Thomas Jefferson, youngest son of J. C. and Virginia Wolf, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 1 day.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 10, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Wolfe, Ernest Morton

Death of Infant
     Ernest Morton, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lando Wolfe of Maple Shade, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday as a result of pneumonia and whooping cough. The funeral will be from the home at 10 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Pierce officiating. Interment at Pine St. cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 5, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wolfe, Harley

Harley Wolfe Dead
Fought White Plague Ten Years In The West
     Harley Wolfe, a former employee of the Tribune and a much loved one, passed away Monday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a grave ten years struggle with tuberculosis. He will be buried tomorrow, friends here were advised this morning.
     Harley was a fine boy of gentle disposition and as a man was loved by all who were associated with him. He was a clean, useful, industrious man and we regret his death exceedingly. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Mae Faulkner and a little daughter.
     Harley Wolfe was a printer by trade his first work being in the Tribune office here. He afterwards went to Pittsburg, where he secured a good situation on the Pittsburg-Gazette Times as an ad setter. Later he became a machine operator. When his health began to break Harley and family went to Albuquerque, where he took a positon as an advertising solicitor on a large daily paper.
     Harley was the son of Mr and Mrs. Clode Wolfe, former residents of Island Side.

[Note: Born Feb 5, 1880 Gallia County; died Dec. 1, 1919 Albuquerque, NM. Parents: Claude and Sophronia Wolfe]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Dec. 1, 1919
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page

Wolfe, Harry

Graveside Services Held For Harry Wolfe
     Graveside services were held in Pine Street cemetery at one o’clock Monday for a Gallipolis native. Harry Wolfe, 72, who died during the weekend at his home in Newark. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Darius Wolfe, he is survived by his widow, the former Miss Lottie Ferguson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harper Ferguson, all former residents of this city. Reportedly he had suffered ill health for the past several years. -- HRH.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 8, 1956

Burial Rites Held For Harry E. Wolfe
     Mrs. Lottie Ferguson Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. George Ferguson and several friends from Newark accompanied the remains of Harry E. Wolfe here for burial in Pine Street Cemetery Monday. Harry Wolfe, 74, was the only son of the late Darius and Hattie Greenwood Wolfe, and was born and reared in Gallipolis.      About 1902 he left Gallipolis, going to Pittsburgh where he lived until about 16 years ago when his health failed and he and his wife went to Newark, where they had resided since. On Sept. 12, he suffered a stroke and had been confined there until his death Saturday.
     Funeral services were held Sunday in Newark. Mrs. Wolfe was the former Lottie Ferguson. Mrs. E. N. Tarrier (Birdie Cubbage) of Fourth Ave., is a cousin.

[Note: Tombstone has 1882 - 1956]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 10, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wolfe, Lewis

Lewis Wolfe, 80, Dies Alone In His 4th Avenue Home
Body Found Friday - Funeral Set For 2 Sunday
     Lewis Wolfe, who was a well-known figure about town, was found dead Friday afternoon in the two-room dwelling on Fourth Avenue at Pine Street where he lived alone. The coroner Dr. Paul Foster, thought he had probably died early in the week from a heart attack.
     He was the son of Mallory and Mary Margaret Hill Wolfe, and was born in Mason County, W. Va. 80 years ago last Jan. 20.
     His survivors are three sons, Opha, New Philadelphia, Maston, Holcomb W. Va. and Otie, Richmond, W. Va; two brothers Edmund Wolfe, Jefferson, O., and Ira Wolfe, Athens and a sister Mrs. Debora Cobb of Jacksonville, Fla.
     Claude Miller is in charge of arrangements for the funeral which will be held Sunday 2 p. m. at the former Elias Wetherholt funeral home, First Avenue and Cedar Street. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
May 25, 1946
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Wolfe, Phrone Elizabeth

Death Of An Infant
     Phrone Elizabeth, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wolfe, died last Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 P.M., after an illness of several weeks with brain trouble. The funeral services were held Thursday at the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wolfe, and the burial was at Pine St. Cemetery by Wetherholt.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 14, 1912

Wolfe, Phrone Elizabeth

Death of Phrone Elizabeth Wolfe
     Phrone Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wolfe, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wolfe of Island Side, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1912, at 9:30 p.m. after an illness of several weeks from inflammation of nerve center of the brain. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 o’clock at the family residence, burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe will sympathize with them in their loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 7, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wolford, Arthur

Man, 81, Misses Brother’s Rites Few Moments
Grave Filled as Last of 14 Children Comes for Funeral of Next to Last of Family
     At Providence Baptist Church at 1 Saturday, funeral services were held for Arthur Wolford, aged 85, who had died at the County Home on Thursday. He was one of 14 children, and Dan Wolford, 81, of Chillicothe is now the only survivor. It was the strangely sad fate of the latter to arrive a few minutes too late to get a final glimpse of the features of this only brother. The news of the death had been slow in reaching him. He hurried here and onto Providence, but on his arrival there, the grave had been filled and the friends who had attended his brother’s last rites were dispersing.
     Arthur Wolford had lived but 16 days at the County Home. He was a sufferer from heart trouble. Previous to that, he had been cared for at the home of John Waugh of near Bladen. His body was removed to the Waugh home where it remained until the funeral hour. Services were conducted by Rev. Chester Cremeens and the burial was made by Funeral Director C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 22, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wolford, Donald

     Donald Wolford, 72, Route 2, Vinton, died unexpectedly Monday in the Oak Hill Community Medical Center. He was a retired coal miner and a lumberman and attended the Prospect Enterprise Baptist Church.
     He was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Freeburn, KY, son of the late Islar and Mexico Mounts Wolford. Also surviving are one son, Thelmer Wolford of Vinton; three daughters, Mrs. William (Ann) Hawks of Vinton, Mrs. Chris (Donna) Brown of Bidwell and Mrs. Bob (Betty) Fin of Vinton; three brothers, Anthony Wolford, Jake Wolford and Carl Wolford, all of Freeburn; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Perry Officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call the funeral home 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

[Note: Died December 18, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
December, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wolford, Eugene

Retired Farmer Claimed Today At Son’s Home
     Eugene Wolford, 82, a retired farmer, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the home of his son, Russell Wolford, 825 Second Ave. He had been in failing health for 14 months. Mr. Wolford spent most of his life in Ohio twp.
He was born June 2, 1881 at Glenwood, W. Va., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wolford. His marriage to his wife Cora took place March 10, 1913, and she preceded him in death 1932.
     Two sons who survive are Truman Wolford of Crown City and Russell Wolford of Gallipolis. There are 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son Earl preceded him in death, as did three brothers and a sister.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kings Chapel church, and burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

[Note: The name is recorded as Robert Eugene Wolford in the cemetery records.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 26, 1963
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Womeldorff, Daniel

     Daniel Womeldorff, late of this county, died at his residence at Tremont, in Illinois, a few days since. In the death of this man, his wife has lost a kind and affectionate husband, his children lost their best friend, his parents a dutiful son, his neighbors a ready assistant in promoting their best interests and the community a valuable citizen. Mr. Womeldorff removed to Illinois, where he could raise a family of children to whom he could give each a farm, but in the midst of his usefulness death has cut him off, leaving a kind and devoted wife and seven children to mourn their irreparable loss. He died the death of a christian, with the blessed hope of the remission of his sins through the atoning grace of Jesus Christ; his last words were, "I am going home, I feel that my departure will be in peace, my eternal happiness secure."

[Note: From familysearch.org b. 9/18/1813 d. 5/25/1854. Buried in Payne Cemetery, Chenoa, IL.

Gallipolis Journal
June 29, 1854
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Womeldorff, George

     DIED - Mr. George Womeldorff, of Middleport, brother of Messrs. James and Frank Womeldorff, of near this city, was stricken with paralysis last Friday morning and died Saturday morning. He was about 72 years old and besides the two brothers named, leaves two sons William and George, and one daughter, Miss Ella. His wife died several years ago.
     He was formerly in the hotel business in Middleport, but had retired from active business sometime ago. Mr. Womeldorff is said to have been a very charitable, good man, highly respected. He was a member of the Christian Church and his funeral services were conducted Sunday. Messrs. James and Frank Wome[l]dorff and their families attended from here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 20, 1896
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Womeldorff, George Edward

The Late G. E. Womeldorff
     Funeral services for the late George Edward Womeldorff, prominent Gallipolis merchant whose death at five o’clock Wednesday morning, January 21, 1925, was briefly mentioned in last week’s issue, were held at Grace Methodist church in this city Friday afternoon by Revs. C. W. Smith of London, Ohio, and J. R. Fields, the resident pastor.  Interment followed in Mount Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Womeldorff was 53 years of age, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Womeldorff of the Mt. Zion neighborhood.  In early manhood he became identified with the J. M. Kerr Co., hardware house, at Second and State streets, and in the years that followed, due to his application and energy, became owner of three hardware stores in this city and one in Point Pleasant.  Aside from his hardware business, Mr. Womeldorff was until a few weeks ago owner of the Park Central hotel and was interested in a gas station at Third and Vine.
     On Sept. 6, 1911, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Mae Richards at Rio Grande, and they made their home in this city ever since.  One brother, Mr. Harry Womeldorff of Harrington Park, N. J., and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Morrison of Delaware, and Mrs. Oscar Rodgers of near this city, survive him.
     In the passing of Mr. Womeldorff Gallipolis loses one of her best known citizens and most successful business men.  He arose to a position of considerable wealth entirely by his own efforts, and his untimely death is a source of deep regret to his friends.

[Note: Obituary has his picture]

Gallia Times
Thursday, January 29, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Womeldorff, Harry

Harry Womeldorff Dead
Former Gallia Man Died of Appendicitis Operation at Home in New Jersey Tuesday
     Relatives here received word that Harry Womeldorff, a former well-known resident of this county until six years ago, had died at his home in Harrington Park, New Jersey, Tuesday morning following an appendicitis operation. Funeral and burial will be there Thursday evening.
     Mr. Womeldorff was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Womeldorff of this county, and would have been 61 years of age Sept. 29. He leaves his wife, a daughter of the late James Tate of Kyger, and three children, Mrs. Arthur Switzer, Mrs. Mack Steffin and Marion Womeldorff, all in the east.  A brother, G. Edward Womeldorff, died here recently. Two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Morrison of Delaware and Mrs. Oscar Rodgers of Gallipolis, survive him.
     Mr. Womeldorff was a Mason, Knights of Pythias and Woodman, and a pleasant, jolly man with many friends.

[Note: Obituary has his picture]

Gallia Times
Thursday, September 24, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Womeldorff, James

Jas. Womeldorff Died Last Night After Operation
Native of Gallipolis And World War Soldier
     James Womeldorff, aged 45, who was born and reared here, died about 10:15 last night in White Cross hospital, where he was recently operated for appendicitis. The operation revealed that the appendix had burst and then peritonitis developed. It was known here over the week-end that his condition was virtually hopeless. His mother, Mrs. Lillie Womeldorff, went up Saturday and soon after he had recognized and spoke to her he lapsed into unconsciousness.
     Mr. Womeldorff was a salesman for the L. C. Smith Typewriter Company. His home was at 48 S. Ogden avenue and he had lived in Columbus 15 years or more. He was a World War soldier.
     Mr. Womeldorff is survived by his wife and three children, Susan, who is married and lives in Columbus, Jimmie and Lewis, his mother, who lives at the old home place at Mt. Zion, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Rathburn and Miss Helen Womeldorff, the nurse, both of Gallipolis. Miss Helen helped to take care of her brother during his last illness.
     Most of the decedent's childhood was spent in Gallipolis. He was graduated from the local high school and had a host of warm friends who were shocked to hear of his illness and his death. He was a great-grandson of Michael Womeldorff, who came to this county in 1801.
     Up till noon no definite word had come in regard to the funeral arrangements, but it was the opinion of close friends that interment would be made in Columbus.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth May 23, 1896; date of death September 7, 1941; father Lewis A. Womeldorff; mother Lillian Mossman; burial in Mt. Zion CE.]

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


Womeldorff, James W.

DEATH OF MR. WOMELDORFF
     Mr. James W. Womeldorff, stricken with paralysis at his home in Green township, near Mt. Zion Church, something like two weeks ago, departed this life Sunday evening at 6:30, August 31, 1902, near 70 years of age. His funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Zion Church, Tuesday, at 2:30 sun time, by Rev. John W. McCormick, his burial following by Wetherholt in Mt. Zion Church yard.
     Mr. Womeldorff was an old veteran of this county and comes from one of the pioneer families of the county. He was a son of Michael and Jane Waddell-Womeldorff, and had brothers Daniel, William, George, John, David and Frank, and sisters Mary Ann Holmes, Mrs. Janet Eagle and Mrs. J.P.R. Waddell, Frank being the last surviving member of the family.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Lodicia Smeltzer, a sister of John, Peter, D. M. and Henry Smeltzer, and Mrs. Nan Wigner and Mrs. John Swigert. He left children, Mrs. Cass C. Kerr of Monte Vista, Colorado, and Messrs. J. D. and L. A. Womeldorff, Miss Anna Womeldorff and Mrs. Ed. F. Hawk. He was born November 8, 1832, was kind and genial in his nature, a clever neighbor, fond of hunting and outdoor sports. He had been an invalid from an accident for a long time and gradually failed, the infirmites of old age finally overcoming him, to the regret of all.

The Gallipolis Weekly
Tribune Thursday, September 4, 1902
Contributed by Maj. J.. M. Smeltzer                                                               Top of Page


Womeldorff, Lewis A.

Death Comes to Lewis A. Womeldorff
At Home Near Mt. Zion Church At Early Hour---Was In 75th Year
     Lewis A. Womelsdorf, aged 74, well-known farmer of the Mt. Zion-Mills Station community, died very suddenly this morning on his premises. He had started toward the barn lot or pasture field to milk his cows when he suffered a stroke or heart attack but kept on his feet by learning across a gate. His dog, barking and running about frantically, attracted the attention of Mrs. Womeldorff who ran to his aid. She returned to the house for a stimulant but by the time she could reach him again he was beyond any medical aid and quickly expired. That was about 7:30.

Felt Better Lately
     Mr. Womeldorff had not been in good health for a long while, but, though coming here a week ago for treatment, had been feeling better lately and had busied himself constantly with farm work.
     He was a son of the late James and Lodisa Smeltzer Womeldorff and was born July 31, 1864, in the house which had been his home during his later years. It occupies a picturesque spot on the ridge overlooking Routes 7 and 160 near Mt. Zion church, of which the decedent was a member.
     Mr. Womeldorff was a carpenter and during some of the years when he was employed as such lived at 616 Fourth ave., the present home of Mrs. E. B. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Masters.
     Mr. Womeldorff was the last of his generation of a family prominent for many decades in the history of this county. He married Lillian T. Mossman of this city on Dec. 20, 1893, and the officiating minister was the late P. A. Baker. She and these three children survive, James Womeldorff, Columbus; Elizabeth, wife of Charles (Mike) A. Rathburn, Gallipolis, and Miss Helen Womeldorff, night supervisor of the Holzer Hospital.
Funeral arrangements will not be completed until after James arrives this afternoon, but the body was removed to the Hayward mortuary.
     After Mr. Womeldorff was stricken, his neighbors, Ira and Harry K. Mills, also Dr. C. E. Holzer, were summoned. In a conversation with Harry Mills last Sunday, Mr. Womeldorff remarked, it is reported, that "If you outlive me, as I expect you will, I want these men for my pall bearers." Whom he named may be revealed when the funeral arrangements are announced.

[Note: Date of death November 16, 1938; burial at Mt. Zion CE.]

Newspaper ( prob. November 16, 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Womeldorff file, Bossard Library.]
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Decedent Selected His Pall Bearers
      Pall bearers at the funeral of Lewis A. Womeldorff this afternoon were the ones he named last Sunday in an off-hand way while conversing with Harry K. Mills. They are Harry K., Ira J. and Fred Mills, Tom Smeltzer, Will Harrison and Rufus Pitchford.
      At the time of the conversation R. Womeldorff was apparently feeling quite well and is not suspected of having any premonition of an early death.

Gallia County newspaper
November 18, 1938
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                        Top of Page   


Womeldorff, Lou Annie

     Died, August 24th, 1867, Lou Annie, daughter of F. M. and S. V. Womeldorff. Aged ten months and twenty-four days. [Followed by lengthy poem.]

The Gallipolis Journal
September 5, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Womeldorff, Louis Morrison

     Died March 27th, of measels [sic], Louis Morrison, infant son of F. M. & S. V. Womeldorff, aged one year, one month, and twenty-seven days.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 3, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Womeldorff, Margaret

Loved O. H. E. Worker Dies During Night
Community Is Shocked by Miss Womeldorff’s Very Sudden Passing
     Miss Margaret Womeldorff, well known resident and beloved in a wide circle, died suddenly shortly before midnight last night at her room at the O. H. E. from a heart attack. Miss Womeldorff was apparently in the best of health as she had gone about her work as housekeeper at the O. H. E. where she had been a valued and trusted employee since 1912. She had been down town last evening and returning to the O. H. E. had a severe coughing spell as she was putting her car into the garage. She was assisted to her room by a fellow employee and a physician summoned, but she expired about the time he arrived.
     Miss Womeldorff , as the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Womelsdorf (Dora Watts) was born near Mt. Zion Church (Mills Station) fifty-one years ago and lived there until she came to Gallipolis to make her home.
     Surviving are these brothers and sisters: Miles of Huntington, Roy of Charleston, Ray of Huntington, Etta, wife of Carroll Grimm of Battle Creek, Mich. and Hazel, who is Mrs. Steve Burlile of this city. Of a rather reserved nature, Miss Womeldorff made and held many close friendships and was loved and esteemed both by her associates and the patients at the state institution and her death will be deeply deplored.
     She was a member of Gallipolis Chapter Order Eastern Star and of Grace M. E. Church and funeral   services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at this church. Rev. W. Scott Westerman will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Zion cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, October 8, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Womeldorff, Michael

     OBITUARY - Michael Womeldorff–The subject of this memoir was born in Augusta county, Virginia, on the 24th day of February, 1784, and died at his residence in Springfield township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 24th day of April, 1865. It is due to his memory and to his worth, to take a passing notice of one who, possessed so large a share of public confidence. In 1805, his widowed mother, with one daughter and three sons, came to Ohio, where a purchase was made of the lands now in the occupancy of their descendants. On a subdivision of the same, Michael's share, was in a dense forest, abounding with gigantic poplars, the sturdy oak, sycamore, walnut, buckeye, and sugar trees; [ . . . ] he [. . .] made the wilderness blossom like a rose. When he had so improved his lands that independence, and comfort seemed guaranteed, he took for himself a companion through life Miss Jennette Waddell, who was worthy of his choice. [ . . . ] By their joint industry and rigid economy [ . . .] their homestead they improved with an extensive brick edifice for a dwelling [ . . . ] In the whole life of our friend, there was much to approve, and nothing to condemn. As a husband, he was kind and devoted, as a father he was noble hearted, and indulgent, [ . . . ] with his neighbors he was kind and obliging, as a citizen he always thought for himself, and [ . . . ] a strenuous advocate of universal freedom. [ . . . ] On his homestead he selected an eligible prominence for church and burial ground, which he dedicated to the Methodist Episcopal church, in perpetuity, in which his lady and himself had been worthy and consistent members more than 50 years. [ . . . ] He has left a valuable legacy to his children–a good name. [ . . . ]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 25, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Womeldorff, Sylvina [Morrison]

Death of Mrs. Womeldorff
Well Known Gallia County Woman Goes to Her Reward
Passed Away at Her home in Springfield Tp. Last Friday
     Mrs. Sylvina Morrison Womeldorff, wife of Francis M. Womeldorff, died at her home in Springfield township, Friday evening, July 16, 1909. She had been in failing health for several weeks, and for the few days preceding her death had been very bad.
     Mrs. Womeldorff was the daughter of William and Louise Morrison and was born May 23, 1836, on Little Chickamauga. She was married to Francis M. Womeldorff March 16, 1859, and moved to his present residence where they have since lived. Last spring they happily celebrated their golden wedding with a large crowd of friends and relatives in attendance. Mrs. Womeldorff was a good, kind, womanly mother, a faithful and loving wife and a fine neighbor. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a consistent Christian, who sought to follow closely the footsteps of her Savior.
     She leaves a husband and the following children; Mrs. Walter Cushman, Mrs. Wm. A. Morrison, of Delaware, Mrs. Oscar M. Rodgers, Harry M. Womeldorff and G. Edward Womeldorff. She is also survived by one brother, James H. Morrison, and sisters, Mrs. A. W. Langley, Mrs. Jacob Miller, Mrs. Lee Woods, of Chicago, and Mrs. Jos. DeVault, of Minerton, Ohio. The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. H. Tope, of Murray, O., burial following by Hayward & Son.
The pallbearers were John H. Morrison, John S. Rodgers, C. A. Powell, John H. Irwin, L. Gaston and C. W. Kerr.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, July 23, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Womeldorff, Sylvina [Morrison]

A Good Woman Gone
Death of Mrs. Frank M. Womeldorff of Springfield Township
     Many friends will be grieved to learn that Mrs. Sylvina Morrison Womeldorff, wife of Mr. Frank M. Womeldorff, living a few miles from town, died at 6 o’clock Friday evening, July 16, 1909. The funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Zion Church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. H. Tope of Murray, O., the interment following in Mt. Zion cemetery by Hayward & Son. The pall bearers will be Messrs. John H. Morrison, John S. Rodgers, C. A. Powell, John H. Irwin, L. Gaston and W. W. Kerr.
     Mrs. Womeldorff was the daughter of William and Louisa Morrison and was born on Little Chickamauga, three and a half miles from this city, May 23, 1836. As a girl she was handsome and popular and on March 16, 1859, she was united in marriage with Francis M. Womeldorff who after marriage took her to his present residence which has been their home ever since, and where, only four months before her death, they celebrated their golden wedding with great happiness, all their friends for miles around being present.
     Mrs. Womeldorff became the affectionate, devoted and indulgent mother of Lulu B., wife of Mr. Walter Cushman, Carrie D., wife of William A. Morrison of Delaware, O., Harry M. Womeldorff, Infirmary Superintendent, Osie, wife of Oscar M. Rodgers, and G. Edward Womeldorff of the hardware firm of Womeldorff & Thomas of this city.
     She is survived by one brother, Mr. James H. Morrison and sisters, Mrs. A. W. Langley, Mrs. Jacob Miller, Mrs. Lee Wood of Chicago and Mrs. Joseph Devault, of Minerton, O. These and her companion chosen to make life’s journey with her more than fifty years ago, are now left lonely and disconsolate and will have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. Mrs. Womeldorff was kind and amiable in disposition, hospitable and kindly about her home, making it a pleasant abode for her household and a joyous place for friends to visit.
     Mrs. Womeldorff had been a member of the Methodist church from childhood, had strong religious convictions, and impressed them upon her family that she nurtured […] much care and kindness, and, for this, if for no other reason, their loss in her death will be keenly felt. Among her neighbors and acquaintances she had no enemies. All were her friends and she went to her tomb peacefully and calmly as one retiring to rest after a long and well spent life. Her troubles which came upon her about three months ago were complicated with heart disturbance and that organ failing ended her life.

Gallia Daily Tribune
July 17, 1909
Transcribed by Sheri Culler                                                                           Top of Page


Womeldorff, William

     At his residence in Green township, Feb. 12th, 1875, William Womeldorff, in the 60th years of his age. The deceased was a man of quiet disposition, of industrious habits, honest and prompt in the management of his business affairs, and one who possessed the esteem and confidence of all who formed his acquaintance. In his death the community loses a worthy and highly respected citizen.
     He was a member of the M. E. Church about 26 years, and up to the time of his death attended regularly the services of the sanctuary. His disease was Pneumonia, violent in character, and speedily doing its work.      Fully conscious that death was approaching, he gave his bereaved family satisfactory evidence of preparation for the change that awaited him. He was a member of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, and was buried according to the funeral ceremony of that order.                 J. W. M.

[Note- aged 59 years, 4 months, 28 days. Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Green Township.]

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Wood, Anise [Jones]

     Anise E. Wood, 93, a resident of the Cora community, and retired school teacher, died Monday, February 14, 1994, at her home. She was born Nov. 12, 1900, in Gallia County, daughter of the late John E. and Sara Jones.
     She is survived by one son, Ray Wood, Grove City; a sister, Mildred Thomas, Gallipolis; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and one brother, Orville Jones.
     A graduate of Rio Grande College, she was a member of Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church, a former member of Cora Methodist Church, Centerville Gallia Chapter, Eastern Star, Gallia County Farm Bureau Council, Gallia Retired Teachers Association and a former member of the Grange.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Berry officiating. Burial will folow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions for the Cora Women's Society Christian Workers in care of Fannie Jones, 4978 Cora Mill Road, Gallipolis, Ohio. 45631

Gallipolis paper
1994
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Wood, Anna Mary

     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Anna Mary Wood, 75, Rio Grande, died Friday evening at the Fee Nursing Center, Jackson. She was born in Gallia County, a daughter of the late Rees and Della Tanner Jones. She was a graduate of Rio Grande College, and had taught for several years in the Gallia County schools. She was a member of the Rio Grande United Methodist Church, the Old Pine Ladies Aid, and a charter member of the Cora Grange. She is survived by her husband, Hayden. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters.
     Services will be Monday, 2 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lusher and the Rev. Robert Damshroder officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 4, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wood, Bethsema

Death of Miss Bethsema Wood
     Miss Bethsema Wood died at the home of her brother, Mr. John H. Wood, near Rio Grande, on Monday afternoon, December 27, 1897, aged about seventy years. She had been in ill health for some years past, but was not confined to her bed until about two weeks before her death.
     Miss Wood was a daughter of the late Harrison Wood, and she lived and died at the old homestead, which, since the death of her father in 1880, was the home of her brother, Mr. John H. Wood. One brother, before named, and a sister, Mrs. H.S. French, survive her. She was beloved by those who knew her intimately, and her death will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral services  were held on Wednesday morning, Rev. Dr. Davis, of Rio Grand, officiating, and interment was in the family burying ground, in Raccoon twp.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 1, 1898
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wood, Catherine

OBITUARY
     Catherine Wood, known by all her friends as Kate, was born July 5, 1862 in Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio. She was the oldest of the six children of the late William Riley and Anstice Manring Wood.
At the age of 16 she was united with the Mt. Zion (Old Pine) Church of the United Brethren in Christ. In very recent years she transferred her membership to the Methodist Church at Cora, it being a matter of greater convenience by so doing to attend services more regularly.
     Born into a Christian home and being by nature of meek and docile disposition, her life as a child of God was but the gradual unfolding, from the bud to the full inflorescence of a beautiful and fragrant flower. Devotion to duty was the watchword of her life. To her parents, sister, brothers and the interests of the parental home she was most filial. During the prolonged illness of each parent her untiring service was remarkable. When illness hovered over the homes of sister or brother Kate was first to come to relieve or send her loving messages and gifts to the sick. The same spirit was shown toward neighbor or stranger.      After the death of her mother, Kate, being left alone with her father became the "little Mother" of the old home. She kept the home fires burning and shared alike with all who chanced to tarry beside the glow of that sacred hearth. All knew her but to love her, every person who came in contact with her personality was lifted nearer to the Christ whose spirit filled her life and which was constantly flowing forth in her every thought, word and deed. A certain writer portraying the beautiful life has penned these words:

"Straight is the line of duty,
Curved is the line of beauty;
Follow the one you will ever
Find the other following thee."

     A few near relatives and neighbors were sitting around that bereaved fireside. Each member being requested to state some one way in which Kate's life had proven a special blessing to their life, the following individual replies from young and middle-aged were given:

"All my life she has been with me."
"Kind and affectionate"
"Tender hearted and ready to do regardless of circumstances."
"Pious attitude toward God which some call the old time religions."
"Ready to serve the sick."
"We shall all miss her since she is gone for we always found her home when we came."
"She was so kind to children."
"We have lived together and worked together for years."
"Kate always met us with such happy heart when we came home."
"Because of her unusual kindness to my husband and me in Will's last illness she was much loved by us and by all our neighbors who before that time were strangers to her."
"If there was anybody who was a help in need doing not only her part but more than her part, it was Kate."

Gallia Times
April 8, 1932
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wood, Catherine C. [Ury] & Wood, E. L. D.

Death of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Wood
     We made mention of the death of Mrs. Wood last week and the probable fatal illness of her husband, but before the JOURNAL had reached half of its readers, he, too, had passed away. Mrs. Wood died on the 7th inst., and Mr. Wood on the 13th, inst. They had journeyed through life for nearly fifty years, and to go to their eternal home together, within less than a week, and while both lay within speaking distance of each other, and, yet, helpless to render to each other any assistance, was sad in the extreme.
     Mrs. Wood’s maiden name was Catherine C. Ury, and she was born in Lancaster, Ohio. Her parents died when she was a child and she was reared by an uncle, whose home was on Coal River, Kan. She left a brother, Wm. Ury, of Portsmouth, who was in attendance upon her funeral services. She was in her 69th year. After her death, her husband seemed to lose all interest or hope, and passed away as stated. He was born August 15, 1815, in Kanawha County, W. Va., where he and Mrs. Wood became acquainted and were married.      They reared four children, two of whom survive them—James, Engineer for the C. H. V. & T. R. R., at the Incilne [sic] for the past nine years, and Silas Lewis, a river engineer. The old people made their home with James, who, now, himself is homeless.
     Mr. Wood was a brother to the late A. W. Wood, brother-in-law and bookkeeper of the late W. H. Langley for thirty years. He was a house-builder by occupation, but had not worked his trade for a number of years. He had been elected Constable and Ward Assessor for a number of times and was serving in the latter office at the time of his death. He was a good kindly old gentleman, a member of the M. E. Church and he and his aged partner departed this life with a hope of blessed immortality. Elder M. V. B. Euans conducted his funeral services, and both were laid away side by side in Mound Hill Cemetery.

“Todays fade into yesterdays, as each day has before,
The present, past and future revolving o’er and o’er,
Into a coming morrow, the next and then the next,
Weaving themes for story, for sermons many a text.
Each day we number singly, gathering one by one
The web of life thus weaving, from threads distinctly spun,
Sunlight and shadow shuttles throwing mingled light and tears,
Life, love and death for filling—these form the wool of years.”

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 20, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Wood, Charles

Death of Charles Wood
     Charles Wood, one of Perry township’s useful and most honored citizens passed away Monday after only a few days illness with dreaded lagripe, at the ripe old age of three score years and ten. A few short days ago he was hale and strong, though aged, the bloom of health was on his cheek, and no one thought so soon he must succumb to the common enemy, death.
     He was born near Patriot about 1825 and in 1855 he was married to a Miss Carter of Patriot, and they settled on a farm in the Wood neighborhood. There were born to them nine children, eight of whom still survive him. His wife preceded him to that quiet resting place years ago. About ten years ago he was married to Mrs. Beman, widow of Rufus Beman and a sister of S. R. Keller, of this city. He then moved down to the Beman farm on Symmes Creek where he at present resided.
     He will be laid to rest tomorrow in Salem Cemetery, and the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. D. S. Jones, of Thurman. Thus passes from the field of action a man honored and loved by all.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 6, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Wood, Charles

Death of Charles Wood
     Mr. Charles Wood, of Perry Township, living near Candmus post-office died Monday, March 4, 1895, in about the sixtieth year of his age, and leaving a widow and six children, of adult age; also a brother, Noah Wilson Wood on the old home place and Wm. Wood nearby and sisters Mrs. Pleas Gills, Mrs. Henry Errett, Mrs. Oliver Ripley, that we know of.  Mr. Wood was a carpenter as well as a farmer and followed his trade to some extent.  He was a first class citizen and had been honored with township offices and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  The sequence of the grippe prostrated him and was the cause of his death.

Gallia Times
Mar. 6, 1895
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Wood, Charles

     Charles Woods, son of a wealthy farmer, residing about 2 miles from Adamsville, Gallia county, hung himself last week in his father's barn. Trouble arising from a bastardy suit is supposed to have brought on a depression of spirits, which resulted in the act. He was only 19 years old--[Gallipolis Journal.]

[Note: Buried in Old Pine Cemetery in Raccoon Township. Name is spelled Wood on cemetery records.]

Athens Messenger
Aug 5, 1875 Pg 1
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely                                                                Top of Page


Wood, D. Hollis

D. Hollis Wood, 74, retired businessman, dies Thursday
     D. Hollis Wood, 74, a resident of 535 Second Ave., Gallipolis and prominent businessman died unexpectedly in Holzer Medical Center around 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
     Mr. Wood operated Wood Real Estate Agency in Gallipolis more than 35 years before retiring in 1970.
Mr. Wood served on the board of directors of the Buckeye Building and Loan Co., for more than 35 years and had been president of that firm since 1956. He also served as a director of the First National Bank from 1954 to 1970 when he retired. Mr. Wood was vice president of the First National Bank for 16 years. He served as president of the board of directors of the former Gallia Produce Co. Mr. Wood graduated from Ohio State University in June, 1926.
     He was born in Perry Twp., on April 4, 1900, son of the late Allen and Ellen Davis Wood. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Russell Wood, whom he married June 26, 1928, in Gallipolis. One son and one daughter survive. Russell Wood, Gallipolis and Mrs. Robert M (Helen) Evans, St. Albans, W. Va. Three granddaughters and one grandson survive.
     He was a member of Grace United Methodist Churh, Patriot Masonic Lodge and the Gallipolis K of P Lodge. He was also a member of the Southeastern Ohio Realtors Association.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hawks officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
     Masonic services will be conducted by Patriot Lodge at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Pallbearers will be Atty. John E. Halliday, Marlin Kerns, Emil Corbin, Dean Davis, Ronald Canaday, Charles Campbell, Kenneth Morgan and Wayne Niday.

[Note: Died March 6, 1975]

Gallipolis paper
March 1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wood, David C.

OBITUARY
     As we will soon stand by an open grave that is to receive all that is mortal of our deceased brother, he will live with us only in our memories, as we look backward over the life he had lived among us; and for the noble traits of character that he possessed, and the influence they have had upon his family, associates in society, we should always cherish that memory.
     David C. Wood was the son of W. R. Wood and Anstice Wood, both of whom have preceded him; the father at the age of 80 years and the mother at the age of 62 years. He was born Sept. 30, 1866, in Gallia County, Ohio, where he has resided all of his life except a short time he lived in Columbus, Ohio. He died after a few months of declining health at his daughter's near Bournville, Ross County, Ohio, where he had gone to spend the winter, Oct. 16, 1931, at the age of 65 years and 16 days.
     He was one of the family of six, four boys and two girls, namely: James Marion, and Minerva Huff, of Columbus, O., Thomas J. Wood of near Cora, O., and William R., and Kate, who have preceded him in death.
He was married to Lena Rickabaugh, Dec. 25, 1889, and have six living children: Everett, Oscar, Stanley, Reta, Lillian and Ethel; and one dead, Evelyn Odessa, who died when very young, May 16, 1913. Everett and Oscar live in Gallipolis, O., Stanley, near Cora, O., Mrs. Reta Baum, near Bournville, Ross County, O., Mrs. Lillian McMillan at Ewington, O., and Mrs. Ethel Axe, at Canton, O. There are three grandchildren, Ethel Louise Wood and Earl and Carol McMillan.
     He was a father that seem to love his family much, and enjoyed having them with him, and would sacrifice much that they might be happy; and this kindly attitude toward his family he manifested toward all. His motto seemed to have been "Do unto others better than to yourself"; for he gave much of his time, energy and means that others might enjoy themselves more abundantly.
     He has been a member of this church and Sunday school since a youth and has been an officer in the church in a teacher in the Sunday school much of that time. He was a man that made no pretension of being an example of religious or moral conduct, but was always frank to confess his mistakes and failures. His last his last great service was to sponsor an ice cream supper for the benefit of the Sunday school. In his passing, he leaves behind his devoted wife and the immediate family above mentioned, any more distant relatives and friends.

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Wood, Ellen Elizabeth

     Ellen Elizabeth Wood, 37, a resident of 98 Garfield Ave., died at 9 a.m. today (Friday) at her home. She had been in failing health several months. She was born Oct. 10, 1942, in Charleston W. Va., daughter of the late Boyd Cunduff and Evelyn Mayes Conduff, who survives and resides in Gallipolis.
     She married Russell D. Wood, on May 10, 1961, in Gallipolis. He survives, along with two children, Jane Ellen Wood and Allen Wood, both at home. Mrs. Lula Mayes, her grandmother, survives.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and White Shrine of Jerusalem. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. James Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W. Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, October 12, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wood, Emma [Rutt]

Mrs. Emma Wood Died Thurs. P.M.
Funeral Set For 2:30 Sunday At Olive Church
     Mrs. Emma Rutt Wood, 72, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at her Cadmus home, which was shared with her nephew, Wyman Rutt, and Mildred Rutt. Mrs. Wood was a native and lifelong resident of Walnut Twp. and lived at Cadmus the last 21 years.
     Mrs. Wood was the daughter of German-born August and Rachel Ahlborn Rutt. She married Will Wood, who died in 1923. Nearest relatives surviving are the nephew named and one brother, Herman Rutt, living at 19 Vine St.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday at Olive church, with Funeral Director W. W. Phillips in charge. The body will be taken back to the home where friends may call after 5 p.m. today.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth October 12, 1872; date of death July 12, 1945.]

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Wood, Gus

Gus Wood Dies at Gallia After Long Illness
Funeral Sunday        
     Augustus W. Wood, aged 46 years, merchant at Gallia and well-known thruout the county, died at his home at about 6 o'clock last Thursday evening of tuberculosis, after an illness of 5 years. Little surprise but widespread sorrow was occasioned by the news of his death.
    Mr. Wood was a son of the late Noah Wood of Gage, where his mother still lives. He is survived by, besides his mother, his wife, nee Ida Tanner, 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy, the eldest of whom is 26 or 17; three brothers, Noah, John J. of Gage and one in Arkansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Ropeter of Gage and a Mrs. Davis of Jackson county.
    He has been in business in Gallia 12 years, having bought the store of Dr. Morris Tipton, now Probate Judge. Previous to that he was in business in Centerpoint. For the past 5 years he had paid but little attention to business affairs, his brother-in-law Charles Tanner having looked after the store.  Mr. Wood was township treasurer and had always commanded the respect and esteem of a wide circle of acquaintances. Mrs. Wood is the Gallia postmistress.
    The funeral services were held at the N. B. Church at 10 a. m. Sunday. Burial at Salem by Undertaker Davis of Centerville. There was a veritable outpouring of people at each place.  

[Note: Burial at Salem, Perry Twp. May 1913. The children's ages above are obviously incorrect. The 1910 census lists them as 14, 12, 6 & 3.]  

Gallipolis Journal
Vol. 95, No. 19 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                      Top of Page


Wood, Hannah

     Mrs. Hannah Wood, of Greenfield Township, died on Sunday, October 21st, in the sixty-ninth year of her age. She was born in Wales, and came to America when twenty-two years old. In 1843 she was married to the late Mr. John A. Wood, who died in 1864. Mrs. Wood was a worthy member of the Gallia Baptist Church. She was the mother of ten children, all of whom survive her. The funeral services were held on the day following her death, at the Gallia Church, Rev. S. S. Denney officiating.

[Note: Buried at Gallia Baptist Ridge in Greenfield Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, October 30, 1888
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Wood, Harry A.

     Harry A. Wood, age 82, died at 1:30a.m. July 1, 1951. Leading cause of death was Mulitple Sclerosis. He was a retired field representative for the International Harvester Co.of Springfield, Ohio. Mr. Wood founded and was a director of the Commercial Savings Bank of Gallipolis. Son of John H. and Amantha S. Roach Wood. Husband of Amantha Brandebury, whom he married in 1902, and she died 1938. and Lillian Oakes, whom he married in 1939, and she died Feb. 8, 1962.
     On the Board of Trustees of Rio Grande College, Rio Grande, Ohio in 1951. Mr. Wood's family founded Rio Grande College and he was a secretary and director on the college board of directors. He also was a trustee of the school's endowment fund. He was a member of the Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons Commandery No. 43, Moriah Council No.32 and Gallipolis Chapter no. 59, Cincinnati Consistory of Scottish Rite and the Aladdin Temple of the Shrine.
     Surviving at that time he had a nephew, Probate Judge John Howell of Gallipolis. Great uncle to Mrs. Mary F. Oakes Spencer, of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Davida A. Oakes McMullen, of Williamson, W.Va.. Emrick-Scott Funeral Home, 1422 Lincoln Street Portsmouth, Ohio.
     Buried in Calvery Baptist Cemetery, Rio Grande, Ohio

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jul.2, 1951
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                    Top of Page


Wood, John B.

John B. Wood Dies At Ripe Old Age
Lifelong Country Storekeeper Was Famed As Checker Player
     John B. Wood, lifelong storekeeper of Patriot and prominent in Gallia county Democracy, died Saturday morning at his home in that village at the age of seventy-nine, lacking only a few weeks of being eighty years of age.
     Funeral services were conducted at his late home this morning at 10:30 o'clock with burial following in Old Pine cemetery.
     For many years "Johnny," as he was known by almost all of his friends, was the champion checker player of the county and would rather puzzle over a move in checkers than perhaps anything else in the world.
     His wife preceded him several years ago and his only surviving relatives are one brother, Henry of Center Point, and three sisters, Mrs. I. C. Wood, also Center Point, Mrs. Bender Davis and Mrs. Tom Davis of Patriot.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday October 26, 1931
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Wood, John J.

     John J. Wood, 83, died Christmas Eve. The son of Noah and Evaline Prose Wood, he is survived by his widow, eight children and one brother.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Salem Church by the Rev. Charles Lusher. Burial was in church cemetery by W.W. Phillips, Ironton.
     Those coming from a distance to attend the last rites were Allen Wood, Weston; Mr. and Mrs. Heston Shelton, Mrs. Hazel Leiman, Bowling Green; Mrs. John Bandy, Delaware; Mrs. Nettie Davis and Berta Wood, Columbus; Lester and Willie Hunt, Blackfork; Mr, and Mrs. Lewis Myers and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Men?hal Slagle and daughter, Howard and Homer Slagle, all of Oak Hill.  [clipping cut here]

[Note: born 1866, died 1948. buried in Salem Baptist Cemetery]

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Wood, Joseph M.

Joseph M. Wood
     Joseph Mauch Wood, 81, for 22 years Judge of the Sub District Common Pleas Court in his section died at his home in Athens today.
     The district served by the judge comprised five counties, Athens, Washington, Monroe, Vinton and Perry. Judge Weed was born in Gallia County. He was the son of the late [error here in paper..information missing] Perry Wood and Harry Wood, Rio Grande and Mrs Fred Mills are his cousins.
     He was a brother of the late Mrs. R. Z Haning.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Athens.

[Note: death certificate Joseph Mauch Wood was born July 28, 1850 in Gallia County and died Feb. 9, 1931 in Athens; 80 years 6 months and 9 days of age. Widower/Emily Pullins; Father: James Perry Woods; Mother Rebecca Mauch. Cause of death: Bronchial Asthma. Burial Athens, Ohio]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 11, 1931
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wood, Julia Arlene [Johnson]

Mrs. Wood, 60, Claimed By Death
     Julia Arlene Wood, 60, Patriot Star Route, died at 4:30 p.m., Saturday in Holzer Hospital. She had been in failing health for eight years, and had been in serious condition for the past six months.
     She was born April 6, 1908, at Glad Hill, Va., daughter of the late George S. and Polly Potter Johnson. She is survived by her husband, J. Hollis Wood, and one son, Lee Ray Hess, Smillers, W. Va. Four grandchildren survive.
     Brothers and sisters surviving are Conley Johnson, Vinton; Reuben, Evergreen; Mrs. Dock Hess, Pulaski, Ky.; Mrs. Bert Blanton, Vinton; Mrs. Vern Brown, Patriot; Mrs. Junior King, Columbus, and Mrs. Ray Hubbard, Anna Walt, W. Va. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Wood resided in Gallia County about 20 years. She was married on Aug. 30, 1958. She was a member of the Ebenezer Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 2: p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Earl Cremeens and Rev. John Banks. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 8, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wood, Laura J. [McCarley]

Mrs. Laura Wood, 82, Died Friday
Was Mother of Harold and Walter Wood
     Mrs. Laura J. Wood, 82, mother of Deputy Sheriff Harold B. Wood and widow of William Luther Wood, died at 9:00 o’clock Friday morning at the family homestead at Wood’s Mill (Bidwell R.). Since the death of Mr. Wood in January, 1942, she had lived with her other son, Walter E. Wood, and family. She had been in a wheelchair two years but her condition did not become grave until a week ago. Death was ascribed to a heart condition.
     Mrs. Wood was the daughter of E. B. McCarley and she was born and reared a few miles from where she died and in the same township, Raccoon. Surviving her besides the son, are five grandchildren, a brother, H.A. McCarley and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Jaones (mother of Bert Jones). Mr. McCarley owns and lives occupying the former home of Officer Wood at Bidwell.

[Note: Buried in Calvary Baptist Cemetery. Born 1863, died 1945.]

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Wood, Lovina [Ripley]

Mrs. Lovina Wood, Old Denisonian, Dead
Celebrated One Hundredth Birthday Anniversary in November
     Mrs. Lovina Wood, 100 years old, died Sunday morning at 1 o'clock at her home, 1530 West Woodard street. All but one of her living children were with her when the end came. Death was due to old age. Mrs. Wood celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary last November with a family reunion. Ever since that time she has been confined to her bed except at intervals when her strength would permit her to sit up and talk with her children and friends.
     She was born in Gallia county, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1822, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Ripley. She married James Wood in 1847. Mr. Wood served in the Union army in the civil war and on his return the couple moved to Iowa in 1865. In 1883 they moved to Illinois and in 1888 they moved to Denison.
     Mr. Wood died seven years ago at the age of 94. Six children survive her: Mrs. Annie Wolfe, Francis Marion Wood, David Wood, Mrs. Easter Crout and A.P. Wood, all of Denison, and Dr. Asa Wood of Marble Rock, Iowa. There are also twenty living grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held at the old family home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. H.R. Long, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Wood was a member, officiated. Burial was in Fairview cemetery. The following old friends and neighbors acted as bearers: W.T. Dent, R.M. Noe, A.M. Moss, A.J. Brown, Harry Ruddel and R.R. Johnson.

[Note: Lovina Ripley Wood was the daughter of David C. and Easter Griswold Ripley; granddaughter of Joshua and Rhoda Ripley of Patriot. Her death occurred March 1923 in Denison, TX.]

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Wood, Luther

Luther Wood, Aged 85, Dies at Home in Bidwell
Funeral at Bidwell for retired Miller at 3 Thursday
     William Luther Wood retired miller died at 3:30 last evening at his home in Bidwell. He was in his 86th year.
He was a native lifelong resident of the county, a worthy and useful citizen and the scion of a family that has been prominent in the county for more than a century.
     Mr. Wood was born at Wood’s Mill in Raccoon Twp., Nov. 5, 1856 and was one of 6 children born to Sylvester and Mary (Mauck) Bing Wood. On May 10, 1883, he married Laura McCarley. They spent most of their wedded life in the community where he was born and he long operated the water mill which gave the community its name. In 1921 they moved to Bidwell but was after that he assisted his younger son in the operation of the mill until it was closed down several years ago. It was partly dismantled 2 years ago but the structure still stands.
     Mr. Wood is survived by his wife and 2 sons Harold E. Wood, Gallipolis, formerly deputy sheriff and now a guard at the Ohio Pine and Walter E. Wood, who lives at Wood’s Mill. There are 7 grandchildren. Mr. Wood has 1 surviving brother, Elmer Wood, former merchant now living at Rio Grande. Decedent is a grandson of William M. and Mary Kootz Wood who came from Rockingham Co., Va., settling in this county 110 to 115 years ago.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday at the Bidwell Methodist Church, with Rev. J. L. Stevenson in charge. Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande by J. L. Coleman & Sons.

[Note: He is buried as William Luther Wood and cemetery entry lists year of death as 1942.]

Newspaper unknown
Transcribed by Pamela L. Smith


Wood, Mary A. [Graham]

     Near Patriot, O., Aug. 3d, 1887, Mrs. Noah Wood, widow of Noah Wood, aged 84 years. She was born in Shenandoah Co., Va. Mr. Graham, her father, moved to Ohio when she was quite young and settled on Chicamauga near Gallipolis.
     She was the mother of eleven children of which three sons and five daughters survive her, also sixty-seven grandchildren and thirty great-grand-children. She united with the Methodist Church when quite young. She was a very industrious woman and a kind mother.
     She was buried Aug. 4th, at Salem graveyard, in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends. Religious services by D. S. Jones.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 21, 1887
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wood, Mary Ann [Carel]

Death of Mrs. Wood
     Mrs. Mary Ann Wood, widow of the late Felix S. Wood, died Saturday afternoon, March 10, 1906, at three o’clock at her residence on Court Street, aged 71 years. Mrs. Wood was a daughter of the late Franklin Carel and was born in Gallipolis in 1835. Mr. Wood died several years ago.
     She had been ill for a long time and the first of last week her condition became alarming and her son, Frank C. Wood and daughter, Mrs. Oscar M. Henking, of New York City, were sent for. She was too feeble to rally and gradually grew worse until she passed away as above stated, though all that loving hands could do was done to avert the inevitable.
     Mrs. Wood was a refined, good-hearted and amiable lady and her many acquaintances will mourn her death. She leaves three children, Mr. Frank Wood, Mrs. Oscar M. Henking and Mrs. Lena Wood Dillon, brother Frederick of St. Albans and sister, Mrs. Col. L. Z. Cadot, who was her inseparable companion.
     The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the residence by Rev. Ernest Myers of the Episcopal church, interment following at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son. The pallbearers were Messrs. E. N. Deardorff, G. W. C. Poore, J. B. Alcorn, G. A. Roedell, J. C. Shepard and Jos. Mullineux.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, March 16, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wood, Mary Ann [Pickens]

     Mary Ann Pickens Wood, 67, of Gallipolis, died Saturday, April 7, 2001 in St Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. She was born September 13, 1933 at Kerr Station, daughter of the late David A. Pickens and Margaret Tuner Pickens. She was a homemaker and member of the Gallia County Historical Society and Gallia County Genealogical Society.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Charles E. Wood, in 1999, a great-granddaughter, Hanna Lea Holley, a brother Eugene Pickens; and a sister, Margaret Margoles.
     Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ann E. and mark Merola of Patriot, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Charles D. and Marjorie L. Wood of Gallipolis, Michael A. and Mary C. Wood of Richmond, Kentucky, and William J. and Jennine Wood of Gallipolis, nine grandchildren, Jessica and Michael Weber of Gallipolis, Burt and Clayton Wood of Gallipolis, Michael and Pamela Wood of Richmond, Kentucky and Lee Ann, Shanna, and Markie Carter of Patriot; a great-grandson Eric Michael Weber of Gallipolis and two sisters, Julia Prose of Gallipolis, and Louise “Mickey” Johnson of Gallipolis.
     A private service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2001 in William Funeral Home, with Monsignor William Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 8, 2001
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                      Top of Page


Wood, Mary [Davis]

Mrs. Mary Davis Wood Dies at Home, Patriot
Lifelong Resident of Gallia County Was Wife of John B. Wood
     Mrs. Mary Davis Wood, well known throughout the county, died Tuesday at her home in Patriot after having been in failing health for several months. Mrs. Wood, who was 75 years old was born in Gallia county and lived her entire life here.
     She was married to John B. Wood in 1882 and the aged husband survives her. No children were born of this union, but Mrs. Wood raised as her own five little ones who were left motherless, two of them, Everett and Nellie Carter, children of a sister who passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Wood, between whom there was always a most touching devotion had been married forty-five years.
     Besides her aged husband Mrs. Wood is survived by two brothers, David Davis, of Alice and Thomas Davis of Patriot, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Tanner, of this city and Mrs. Margaret Reese, of Patriot. She was a member of the M.E. church at Salem.
     Rev. R. R. Denney will conduct the funeral services at the Patriot church Thursday at 10 a.m. and burial will follow in Old Pine cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1927
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Wood, Nancy

     Mrs. Nancy Wood, wife of C. C. Wood of Rio Grande, died May 1, aged 57.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Mar 14, 1899
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wood, Noah

Noah A. Wood Gage Merchant Dies Suddenly
Last Rites Wednesday At 2
     Noah A. Wood, a member of a prominent Gallia county family was found dead early Sunday evening in the general store at Gage which he had conducted for more than thirty years.
     Mr. Wood lived alone and spent most of his time in his place of business. A light was seen in the store by neighors as late as midnight Saturday and relatives and friends, who talked with him Saturday, had not been told if he had been feeling ill. Patrons going to the store Sunday morning were not able to rouse him and when he did not put in an appearance during the day his neighbors became alarmed and called his nephew, John W. Ropeter, in this city. With Sheriff Hatfield and Dr. N. H. Foster, coroner, Mr. Ropeter broke into the building and found that his uncle had been dead, probably for several hours. Death was the result of a heart attack it was reported by Dr. Foster.
     Mr. Wood was born in the community where he died and spent his entire life of 58 years. He was the son of the late Noah Wilson Wood and there remain of his family two brothers and two sisters: J. J. Wood, who lives just beyond Gage, and Hampton Wood of Wynn, Ark., Mrs. Harriet Davis, widow of Dan Davis at Gage and Mrs. William (Mary) Ropeter at Centenary.
     Arrangements are being completed by W. W. Phillips of Waterloo funeral director, who will bring the body to the home of Mrs. Ropeter Tuesday and friends may call there after 5 p.m. The last rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Salem church by Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial in the church cemetery.

[Note: dates from stone in Salem Baptist cemetery, Perry Twp., 1884-1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Wood, Noah

     Mr. Noah Wood, brother of A.G. Wood, ESQ., of this county, and son of Nehemiah Wood, one of the Pioneers of Gallia County, died suddenly of congestion of the lungs, at his residence in Gallia county in the 5th month, in the 71st year of his age.

The Coshocton Democrat
February 27, 1872
Transcribed by Mary Blank Szekely                                                                Top of Page


Wood, Noah Graham

Noah G. Wood, Retired GSI Farm Superintendent, Dies At His Home
     Noah Graham Wood, 83, retired farm superintendent of the Gallipolis State Institute, died suddenly at his home, 521 Third Ave., at 5:15 p.m. Friday. He had made his home with his brother Reuben Wood since the death of his wife. He had been in failing health for seven years, and in recent days his condition had worsened, but he had been about recently.
     He retired from his position at the state institution in December 1944, after a period of service of 4[?] years. His other interest was that of serving as a director for the Buckeye Building and Loan Co. for many years, and his hobby was gardening. He was an active member of the Grace Methodist church where he also was a member of St. Johns Bible class. He belonged to all Masonic bodies, Morning Dawn Blue Lodge, Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Moriah Council and Rose Commandery, Knights Templar.  He also belonged to Gallipolis chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
     He was born at Patriot on March 8, 1874, the son of the late Reuben and Harriett Prose Wood.  He was married to the former Anna Allison by the Grace Methodist minister on Dec. 29, 1907, and she preceded him in death in 1933. They had no children. Wood is survived by two brothers and a sister, Reuben and Dan Wood, both of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Jenkin (Elizabeth) Davis of New Lebanon.  Three brothers, Allen, Thomas and John preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at the C. J. Waugh Funeral home at [?]:30 p.m. Sunday.  Rev. Warren M.[?} Wilson will officiate, and burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at Waugh’s after noon Saturday and until the funeral hour.
 
[Note: Obituary has a picture]

Unknown Newspaper
1957
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Wood, Peggy [Bradbury]

     Peggy L. Wood, 67, Canal Winchester, died Monday, April 24, 1995 at her residence. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxilliary 220, Gallipolis OES 283, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Grant Women's Service Board and the Canal Winchester Historical Society.
     Survivors include her husband, Robert Wood, one son, Robert (Raigene) Wood II of Canal Winchester; Three daughters, Kitty (Victor) Argobright of Canal Winchester, Cheryl Mathias of Lancaster and Vicki (David) Clark of Goodland, Fla.; her mother, Malinda Bradbury of Westerville; one brother, Keith Bradbury of Westerville; one sister, Allie Hawley of Middleport; and 11 grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her father, J. Perry Bradbury'; and two granddaughters, Melissa and Malinda Mathias.
     The service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church 15 W. Columbus Street, Canal Winchester, with the Rev. Dean Feldmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Faith United Methodist Memorial Fund or the cancer library at Grant Medical Center c/o Grant Development, 340 E. Town Street, Columbus.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 1995
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                       


Wood, Rose Belle

Mrs. Wood Dies At Daughter’s Home
     Mrs. Rose Belle Wood, 65, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecil Miller, Gallia. Born in the Gallia Peniel neighborhood of Greenfield Twp., the decedent spent her entire life there. She married Pleasant Wood, who died in 1937. She was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
     Surviving children are Fred Lee, Superior; from a former marriage; Mrs. Nellie Miller, at whose home she died; Mrs. Emma Sparks and Mrs. Eve Bloomfield, Peniel; Adam Wood, Cleveland. There are three Oak Hill stepsons; John, Frank, and Matt Wood. Surviving sisters and brothers are Reece Bruce and William Bruce, Superior; John Bruce, Ironton; Mrs. Lucinda Donley, of South Webster; Mrs. Catherine Vickers, Chillicothe; and Mrs. Ortha Clark, Marion.
     The body will be returned to Mrs. Miller’s home Thursday afternoon, and friends may call there. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Souders Baptist Church, Gallia, with burial by W. W. Phillips in the Souders Cemetery.

[Note: Souders Cemetery is also known as Gallia Baptist Ridge Cemetery and is in Greenfield Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 25, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wood, Ruthie

Miss Ruthie Wood
     GALLIPOLIS - Funeral services for Miss Ruthie Wood, 49, of Columbus, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCoy Funeral Home at Vinton by the Rev. David Fields Jr. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     Miss Wood, a former resident of Gallia County, died Sunday in University Hospital at Columbus. Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of Ciell and Dora Wood of Columbus. Other survivors include a sister and three brothers.

Athens Messenger
May 19, 1970
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker


Wood, Sarah [Calloway]

Mrs. Wood Dead
     Mrs. Sarah Jane Wood, widow of the late Capt. James C. Wood, of the Gallipolis Ferry, died in her 70th year Thursday evening, June 23, 1910, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. H. Mullineaux's on Sycamore Street. The funeral services were conducted there at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Benjamin Dunn, the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery.
     Mrs Wood is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ann Friend of this city and Mrs. John Crawford of New Martinsville, Ohio. She is also survived by two children, Frank Wood and Mrs. Harry Mullineaux before mentioned; also by four step-daughters and a step-son. She had been ill quite awhile from a paralytic stroke and is said to have been a fine old lady.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born May 14, 1841 Clarmont, Ohio; died June 23, 1910; aged 69 years 1 month and 9 days. Widow Daughter of Eli Calloway born MD and Sarah West born Clarmont, OH.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 1, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Wood, Solon

Solon Wood Dead
     Solon Wood of Rio Grande, a respected farmer, died Sunday night about 8 o’clock, at the age of 62, after six days illness with flux. He left a widow but no children. Several brothers at different points survive him, and no funeral arrangements will be made until they are heard from. Mr. Wood was a member of the Baptist Church, and a large circle of friends regret his loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 27, 1914
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Wood, Solon

Solon Wood Dead
     Solon Wood, a highly respected farmer of Rio Grande, passed away Sunday night after a short illness, at the age of 62 years. He is survived by his widow, but no children. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a good, upright citizen. His many friends will sincerely mourn his demise.

[Note: Buried in Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, July 30, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wood, Susan Margarett

     Susan Margarett Wood, daughter of Robert and Hannah Wood, was born at Mercerville, Ohio, August 25, 1853. She departed this life at her home at Crown City, Ohio, Nov 1, 1925. Age 72 years, 2 months and 6 days.
     In May 26, 1871 she was united in marriage to W. R. Unroe, to this union was born 8 children, three which died in infancy. Besides her husband W. R. Unroe of Gallipolis, Earl of Crown City [sic], one daughter Mrs. C. E. Houck of Bladen, Ohio, and twelve grandchildren. She leaves one brother I. N. Wood of Gallipolis and sister Mrs. J. M. Neal of Gallipolis and a host of other relatives and friends to morn [sic] her loss. Besides raising her own family she raised one granddaughter Mrs. E. L. Townsend of Dayton, Ohio, who was with her at the time of her death.
     She was converted in early youth and joined the Mercerville Baptist Church and lived a consistent christian life until Jesus called her home, after being a member of the church for fifty-four years, being afflicted for many years she was deprived of attending church, but never forgot the one who redeemed her from sin, and was always ready to talk about the good things of this life and to tell of her faith in Jesus.
     The connecting link of the family circle is broken and mother will never more welcome her children to her early home but is watching for the door of the heavenly kingdom to be opened for the loved ones to enter in.
Our dear mother is waiting for us above where sorrow can never come and hope to see her dear smile of love in that beautiful heavenly home. Our lives will be lonely with out her and our trials be hard to bear for all of our sorrows she used to share, our faithful mother so dear.

Gallia Times
December 3, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                    Top of Page


Wood, Thomas

     Private Thos. W. Wood, a member of the Second O.V.I., Regiment, died at Chickmauga Park, of fever, at 7:30 Tuesday night. Two days before he enlisted in the army he was married to a daughter of Mr. J. P. Rose. He has many relatives in this county. The remains were shipped here for burial.

[Tombstone dates 6-5-1863 - 9-20-1898 in Gallia Baptist Ridge Cemetery, Greenfield, Twp. Sp-Amer War]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sep 24, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Wood, Vincent

     Vincent Wood, born October 27, 1826, in Campbell County, Va., died at his home near Cora, O., Nov 15, 1894, of stomach disease.
     He was the son of Robert and Catharine Wood, who came to this county from Virginia in 1831, and bought land near Rio Grande. Of thirteen children, one brother, Wm. H. Wood, of Cora, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy J. Weeden, of Washington and Mrs. Ellen Harbour, of W. Va. survive him.
     He went West in the fifties and remained but a few years, when he returned to Ohio, and, on August 15, 1861, was married to Mrs. Keziah Davenport, who survives him. Three children were born to them, two of whom, Geo. P. Wood and Mrs. Roselina Gates, are living. We might say that he spent the whole of his life in Gallia County.
     He professed religion and joined the Mt. Zion United Brethern Church in 1856, and was a member of the same church at his death.
     His remains were interred by Glassburn, of Porter, at the "Old Pine" Cemetery, on Saturday, November 17, 1894. Rev. Chapman, of Oak Hill, officiating. In disposition, he was declining, gentle, kind and obliging, and sought it to be good rather than great; and truly it may be said that

"He so lived, that when his summons came to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each takes up
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
He went not like the quarry slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, appoached his grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Mrs. Luna B. Wood

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 8, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page


Wood, William

Death of William Wood
     William Wood of Cadmus, died Monday, Dec. 17, 1923, near 50 years of age. He leaves a widow, three brothers and two sisters. Burial Thursday at Olive Church.

[Note: Death Certificate...William Ripley Wood born April 15, 1869; died Dec. 17, 1923; 54 years, 8 months and 2 days. Parents: William Ripley Wood (born VA) and Anstice Manring (born Vinton County). Wife: Emma. Burial Olive Cemetery, Oak Hill]

Gallia Times
Dec. 21 1923
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wood, William

William Wood
     After a prolonged sickness with consumption, William Wood, living near Salem Church, died Monday morning aged fifty three years. He was the father of seven children, four boys and three girls, who together with a wife, tenderly cared for him during his illness.
     He was the father of Edward Wood, who is confined in the county jail under a delicate charge, of which his friends believe he is innocent. Learning of the father's alarming condition, Wood persuaded Sheriff Stone to allow him to spend a few hours with his dying father and in the custody of that official he was taken home Saturday evening and spent several hours with him. Sheriff Stone will accompany the lad to the funeral, which occurs Tuesday afternoon at Salem Church, Rev. Denny officiating at the services and interment following in the church burial grounds.
     Deceased was a kind-hearted gentleman and liked by all.

[Note: Born 1843]

Gallipolis Journal
Oct. 27, 1896
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                          Top of Page


Wood, Winfield Scott

     Died, November 28, 1863, in Adamsville, of Dropsy, Winfield Scott, son of Wm. M. and Sarah Wood, in the fifth year of his age.

The Gallipolis Journal
December 17, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Woodall, Charles

     Charles H. Woodall, 61, of 301 1/2 7th. Avenue, Huntington, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Burial Park.
     He was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Putnam County, WV, a son of Alpha Jeffries Woodall of Point Pleasant and the late William R. Woodall. He was a retired employee of the Ohio River Company. He was a resident of Huntington [remainder of story missing]

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


Woodall, Frank E.

     Frank E. Woodall, 64, Rt. 2, Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born Nov. 20, 1924 in Buffalo, W. Va., he was the son of the late William R. and Alpha (Jeffries) Woodall. He was a retired riverboat captain and was a World War II Army veteran.
     He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Virginia (Burnette) Woodall, whom he married June 5, 1947 in Catlettsburg, Ky.; seven sons, David L. Woodall of Addison, Howard Stephen Woodall of Point Pleasant, W. Va., Charles Joseph Woodall, John Paul Woodall, James Aaron Woodall, Mark Anthony Woodall and Jerrod Matthew Woodall, all of Gallipolis.
     Also surviving are three daughters, Crystal Ann Clary of Addison, Tamara Darlene Groves of Columbus, and Joyce Marie Woodall of Gallipolis; 16 grandchildren; and seven brothers, Lewis Woodall and Randal Woodall, both of Point Pleasant, Clarence Woodall of Columbus, Lowell Woodall of South Point, Ohio, Jack Woodall and Joe Woodall, both of Gallipolis, and Jim Woodall of California. He was preceded in death by one infant son, three brothers, and four sisters.
     Services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. VFW Post 4464 will fold and present the flag at the gravesite.
Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Terry Groves, Jim Northup, Chester Hall, Jeep Holley, Kenny McDaniel, Ralph Newman, Mike Milliron, and Marvin Griffin.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 27, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Woodruff, Christena [Smeltzer]

OBITUARY
     Christena Smeltzer Woodruff, daughter of Adam and Margaret Smeltzer, was born in Gallia county near Gallipolis, Ohio, January 4, 1837, and was called to her Heavenly Home February 10, 1915, aged 78 years, 1 month, and 6 days. In the fall of 1851, she came with her parents to Shelby county and located on a farm north of Sidney. On October 12, 1854, she was united in marriage with Alfred Woodruff, this union was blessed with seven children, three sons and four daughters, one daughter preceding her mother in the Spirit World in infancy.
     She leaves to mourn her loss her aged husband and the following children: Margaret J., George W., Emma A., Thomas G., Lenora Pearl and Reuben S. Woodruff, and eighteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four brothers and a host of friends.
     Mrs. Woodruff was born of God in 1853 under the labors of Moses Hibbard of the Central Ohio conference of the M.E. church. All the years since she has lived a consistent Christian life, a life of self-sacrifice, a life of pure Christian love, without a doubt she has gone to Heaven.

The Sidney Journal
Tuesday February 16, 1915
Contributed by Maj. J. M. Smeltzer


Woodruff, Helen Irene [Montgomery]

Mrs. Woodruff, 53, Succumbs In Huntington
     Helen Irene Montgomery Woodruff, 53, Wilkesville, died Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. in the Huntington Cabell Hospital. She was born on Nov. 16, 1914 in Wilkesville, daughter of the late Charles and Debbie Montgomery. She was married to Alva Woodruff in 1936, in Salem, W. Va.
     Surviving are two sons, Jack Woodruff, Westerville and Francis, Columbus. One grandson survives. Three brothers and two sisters also survive: Joan Montgomery, Reynoldsburg and Mrs. Richard (Audrey) Maline, Jackson; Francis Montgomery and Claude Montgomery, Jackson and Paul Montgomery, Langsville.
     Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home in Vinton. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, May 25, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                 Top of Page


Woods, Amanda

Vinton Leaderets
     Mrs. Amanda Woods, widow of the late Campbell Woods, died last Saturday at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Ellen Sheppard, near Durgan, after an illness of several weeks. Her death was due principally to infirmities of old age coupled with a severe cold which she contracted in attending the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Susan Scott, about two months ago from which she never recovered.
     Mrs. Woods makes the third sister that has died within the past three months. Mrs. Susan Scott of Vinton, died on Nov. 21st, at the age of 82 years, and Mrs. Mary Wiseman of Salem township died on Nov. 25th, at the age of 89 years.
     The combined ages of the three sisters was 248 years, or an average of almost 88 years. J. H. Bard of near Vinton and Mrs. Margaret J. Reisinger of Pinkneyville, Ill., are the only living members of the Bard family out of a family of eleven children.

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


Woods, Andrew

     Capt. Andrew Woods, a resident of this county for the last fifty years, died in this city of dropsy, last Saturday, in his sixty-third year. His remains were taken to Clay Chapel on the Billy Parson Sunday and buried in the cemetery at that place. Mr. Woods had been a steamboatman for forty years and pilot on the river for thirty years and was well and favorably known by river men.

[Note: Died Feb. 3, 1877]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 7, 1877
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Woods, Homer "Jim"

Homer Woods, 42, Accident Victim In Flag Springs Mine
Pelvis Crushed, Too Weakened For Medical Aid
Funeral Services Set For Sunday Afternoon At Salem Baptist Church
     Homer "Jim" Woods, 42, was fatally injured in an accident at the Flag Springs strip mine operated by Miller Bros. at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, dying at the Holzer Hospital at 9:50 last night. Caught between the "heel" of a steam shovel that was engaged in stripping operations and a bank at the side of the mine as the shovel swung around, Woods pelvis was completely crushed, it was said. He remained conscious, however, until within only a few minutes of his death.

Transfusion Given
     He was rushed to the office of Dr. Payne at Waterloo and then brought to the hospital, arriving here about 5 p.m. Donors of blood were immediately secured and typed and one transfusion was given him before x-ray pictures were taken. However, the loss of blood weakened him to such an extent that he suddenly sunk in death, before further treatment or an operation could be performed.
     He had been employed in the Flag Springs mine since about last November and had previously operated a caterpillar tractor and bulldozer at the Mercerville operation of the Miller Bros. He lived in the first house this side of the Cadmus bridge on Route No. 141.
     A native of the Cadmus neighborhood, he was the son of Verne and Elizabeth Mosier Woods of Cadmus and married Aldeth Howard. To them were born three children; Dorothy, 14, Robert, 12 and Ruth, 9. A brother, William, Cadmus merchant with whom the deceased had been associated in business at one time, and two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Slagle and Mrs. Margaret Miller, both living near Cadmus, also survive. His wife was a sister of Mrs. Ernest Null of this city.
     The body will be at the home after 6 o'clock this evening and may then be viewed by friends. Funeral services will be conducted at the Salem Baptist church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Jennings Cremeans, assisted by Rev. Calver, with burial following in the churchyard by W. W. Phillips.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth February 2, 1899; date of death February 20, 1941; full name Homer Earl. Several personal family held documents and the gravemarker give his name as Wood.]

Unknown publication
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Woods, Thurman Dallas

Thurman Woods Died This Morn
     Thurman Dallas Woods, died at 7 o’clock this morning at his home three miles west of Vinton. He would have been 73 years old a week from today. Mr. Woods died on the farm on which not only he but his father had been born and reared, it is said.
     On December 3, 1902, he married Eva Leonard of Addison and she survives him. They have no children, nor does he leave any brother or sister.
     The body was taken to the Butler-McCoy Funeral home and there the rites will be conducted at 2 o’clock Friday by Rev. Granville McDaniel. Burial in Memorial Park [Vinton].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, October 23, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Woodward, Mrs. Grace [Campbell]

Body Of Mrs. Woodward Brought Here for Funeral
     The body of Mrs. Grace Woodward, who died Wednesday at her home in Akron, will be brought here for funeral and burial.  The remains will arrive on the noon Hocking Valley train and taken to the home of Mrs. Mel Carter, an aunt, on Garfield ave. Funeral services will be held at the Carter home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger. 
     Mrs. Woodward, who was a native of this county, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Campbell, who survives.  She also leaves her husband, a sister,Fern and two brothers, Leslie and Russell Campbell.  She was a niece of Mrs. Julia Lanier and Mrs. Mel Carter, of this city.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Mar.  22, 1929
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Woodward, Sallie E. [Sawyers]

River Captain's Widow is Dead
     Mrs. Sallie E. Woodward, 59, widow of Capt. Tom Woodward, died Saturday at 1:15 p.m. in Holzer Hospital. She had suffered a stroke prior to entering the hospital, where she was a patient for eight days. Her condition had gradually worsened and the end had been expected for several days.
     Most of her life was spent in Gallipolis, where she attended the local schools and was graduated from Gallia Academy High School. She was noted as a musician, with an outstanding voice and was in demand on many programs.
     Mrs. Woodward was born at Bidwell on Sept. 9, 1896, the daughter of the late George E. and Nellie Beardsley Sawyers. Those who survive of her immediate family are Mrs. Harris (Ruth) Doepping, Director of Vocal Music in the Gallipolis schools and Alva of Columbus.
     After her graduation from the local schools she was married to Capt. Tom Woodward, a steamboat captain and they established their home on Lower Second Ave. Capt. Wodward preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1946. In 1942, they had moved to the former Will Ingles place on Rt. 775. To this union three children were born and survive: Mrs. George (Jean) Davis of Gallipolis; Tom at home and George who lives on an adjoining farm. There are twelve grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Rev. Paul M. Niswander, Minster of Grace Methodist, of which she was a member, will officiate and burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.

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


Woodward, Ed

Capt. Ed Woodward Dies
Suddenly On Board The Towboat Otto Marmet At Raymond City
     Capt. Edward Herbert Woodward, one of the best known towboat commanders on the river, died suddenly (this) Wednesday morning at one o'clock onboard the towboat Otto Marmet at Raymond City, WV. The news came as a great shock to his family, friends and acquaintances in Gallipolis where he has resided since January, 1915, Capt. Woodward moving here from Charleston.
     Capt. Woodward, who has not been in good health for several months, went up to his boat last Saturday and had been at work saving what property he could since the cloud burst on Sunday. It is probable that overwork and excitement had something to do with his death. Capt. Woodward was first stricken with paralysis on one side and later a blood vessel in his brain burst.
     Capt. Woodward was born in Gallipolis 45 years ago and was a son of the late Capt. Asa Woodward, killed in a boiler explosion on the Raven at Cincinnati and a well known riverman in his day. Capt. Ed's uncle, Capt. Dan Woodward, raised him.
     Capt. Woodward has for twenty years been a trusted employee of the Otto Marmet Coal & Mining Co., of Raymond City, having charge more or less of their fleet of towboats and barges.
     He leaves a devoted wife, one daughter, Miss Nell, little granddaughter, Evelyn, two sons, Tom, also a riverman and Edward in his teens. They will have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. The family left on the afternoon K & M train for Charleston.
     Capt. Woodward was married to Miss Emma Summers in Michigan 26 years ago.
     Capt. Woodward ran on the steamers Lyda, Ida Budd, Bob Pritchard, Otto Marment, Kanawha Belle and other towboats and packets of the Great Kanawha River.
     The remains of Capt. Woodward were removed from Raymond City to Charleston, his former home, for burial. The funeral to occur from the residence of Mrs. Woodward's sister, Mrs. I.S. Jarrett and under the auspices of the Elk's Lodge, of which he became a member within the past month.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday July 19, 1916
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Woodyard, George Henry

G. H. Woodyard, Farmer, Claimed
Dies This Morning At Crown City Home
     George Henry Woodyard, 85, retired farmer, died suddenly at 6:10 a.m. today at his home in Crown City. Coronary thrombosis was the cause of death, according to the official verdict of Dr. Donald R. Warehime, Gallia County coroner.
     A native of Cabell county, W. Va., the decedent is survived by his widow, Mrs. Della Woodyard, and three sons and three daughters from a former marriage: Walter and Jesse Woodyard, Crown City; Stanley Woodyard, Rome; Mrs. Claude (Bessie ) Sheets, Mercerville; Mrs. Oliver (Emma) Rose, Gallipolis; Mrs. Liston (Leacy) Halley, Rio Grande. Another son, Charles Bryan Woodyard preceded him death.
     Friends may call at the late residence after 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Crown City Methodist Church (the decedent was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church), with the Rev. Ben Pinson, Lawrence County, officiating. F. L. Stevers will bury the body in Good Hope Cemetery.

Gallipolis, Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 2, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Woolcock, Molly

     Graveside services were held today in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. for Molly Woolcock, a former Gallipolis resident who died April 18 in Rockford, Ill., where she had resided with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. Dean Eisel.
     The widow of Goodman E. Woolcock of Logan, W. Va., she moved to Gallipolis in 1954 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
     Also surviving are a grandson, Jacob Eisel of Lafayette, Ind.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Peter Hoy of Dublin, Mrs. Sandra Wilson of Panama City, Fla., and Mrs. Jane Clancy of Saudi Arabia; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and two nieces, Mrs. Naaman Aldredge of Logan, W.Va., and Mrs. Frank Krohmar of Pottstown, Pa. A daughter, Mrs. Dorothy DePietro, preceded her in death.
     Arrangements were by Klingel-Carpenter Funeral Home, Huntington.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 22, 1985
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                               Top of Page


Woolford, Fannie

Mrs. Woolford Dead

     Mrs. Fannie Woolford, 76, died at her home in Huntington last week and the funeral and burial were at Providence church in Guyan township Thursday. She had been a member of that church 56 years.
She was the mother of J. Elmer Pritchard of this city, Mrs. Houck of Columbus and Mrs. Lon Houck of Huntington. She is survived by fourteen grandchildren and a like number of great-grandchildren.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Wooldridge, Anna Thelma

     Anna Thelma Wooldridge, 72, Vinton, died Thursday at Scenic Hills Nursing Care Center. She was born July 13, 1913 in Vinton, daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Coy Ward.
     She is survived by her husband Lawrence; two sons, James Wooldridge of Bidwell and William Wooldridge of Bidwell; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Dwight Ward, Gallipolis; one sister Mrs. Darrell Helen McCoy, Circleville. Two brothers preceded her in death.
     She was a member of Vinton Baptist Church. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Rev. William Curfman and Rev. Marvin Sallee, at McCoy-Moore.

Gallipolis Tribune
Feb. 7, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley


Woolum, John

     John Woolum, 85, of Rt. 2, Patriot, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Chillicothe. Born Nov. 26, 1896, in Greenfield Township, Gallia County, son of the late Minnie Griffis, he was a retired farmer, World War I Veteran, having served in the Army and attended Gallia Baptist Church.
     He married Cassie Faye Carpenter on Feb. 2, 1924 and she also preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1965. Surviving are four sons, George and Benjamin, both of Rt. 2, Patriot, Jasper of Plain City and Richard of Inwood, WV; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Faye) Waters and Mrs. Earl (Eileen) Ross, both of Cleveland and Mrs. Edna Lowe of Columbus, 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Six children, a brother and a sister also preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Gallia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. A flag presentation will be made by VFW Post 4464.

[Note: Died Feb. 28, 1982]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1982 Page A4
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Woolweaver, Mary E.

Death of Mrs. Woolweaver

     The remains of the late Mrs. Mike Woolweaver were interred in Mound Hill Christmas Day, along side of her late husband. Mrs. Woolweaver died at McArthur. She left two sons to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 27, 1901
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Woolweaver, Mary E.

Death of Mrs. Woolweaver
     Mrs. Mary E. Woolweaver, wife of the late Michael Woolweaver, of McArthur Junction, O., died last Monday evening. She had been ill for sometime from a complication of diseases, and was 51 years of age. Two sons are left to mourn the loss of a kind mother. The remains were brought to this city by Undertaker Wetherholt and burial was at Mound Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

[Note: Dec., 1851 - Dec. 23, 1901]

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 27, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wooten, Albert Thomas

Albert Wooten, 80, Of Thivener Succumbs Here
Born In Guyan Tp. - Burial Will Be At St. Nicholas
     Albert Thomas Wooten, mention of whose serious illness had been made almost daily for the last fortnight, died at 6:20 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He was brought to the hospital from his home at Thivener on Nov. 12 and his death was due to a malignant bladder ailment. He had been ailing for two years. His death had been expected at any hour.
     Mr. Wooten had entered his 81st year, having been born Oct. 10, 1860, in Guyan tp. He was a son of Abraham and Malinda Johnson Wooten. He was twice married but both wives preceded him in death. His first wife and the mother of his children was Jemima Davis. He was married to Ellen Lee Beaver 22 years ago. For the last 12 years he had lived at Thivener with a son and previous to that, he operated the feed barn of the Gallia Produce Company for a while.
     Surviving children are Oscar C. Wooten of Charlottesville, Va., C. O. Wooten of Wellston and Robert and John L. of Thivener (Gallipolis star route). Also surviving are a sister and brother, Mrs. Mary Starkey of Jackson and Joshua Wooten of Columbia, Indiana.
     Funeral services will not be completed until certain near relatives have been communicated with, but service will be conducted at Elizabeth Chapel by Rev. Jennings Cremeens and burial will be by A. E. Tope at St. Nicholas. The body will be taken to the home of Robert Wooten Friday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Nov. 28, 1940

Wooten Funeral
     Funeral services for Albert T. Wooten will be held at 2 ’clock Sunday at Elizabeth Chapel at Thivener, it was announced today by Funeral Director A. E. Tope. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate. Pall bearers will be J. A. Walters, Howe Bratt, Aaron Davis, Hollis McCormick, J. C. McLaughlin and Clayton Caldwell.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, Nov. 29, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Wooten, Ellen Beaver

Mrs. Albert Wooten Victim of Paralysis
     Mrs. Ellen Beaver Wooten, wife of Albert Wooten, died at 9:35 Tuesday night at their home in Yellowtown (Thivener). She suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago and had been bedfast thereafter. Prior to that her physical condition had been fairly good but her mind was cloudy for a couple of years.
     Mrs. Wooten was a native of Lawrence county but most of her 79 years had been spent in this county. She was twice married. Her first husband was the late William Beaver and she is survived by the following children of this union: John Beaver, Gallipolis Route 4; Mrs. Lorena Rose, Gallipolis; Mrs., Frona Monk, Jackson; Mrs. Ola Bailey, Columbus; Edgar Beaver, Washington. Charles and George Beaver may be living but they have not been heard from in years.
     Funeral arrangements will not be completed until messages have been exchanged, but burial will be at St. Nicholas by Undertaker A. E. Tope.
     Mrs. Wooten was a member of the Church of God. Her distressing health had caused much sorrow to all who knew her.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 1, 1932
Transcribed by Kathy Hill- Lynch (gg-granddaughter)


Wooten, John Riley

Crossed the Bar
     J.R. Wooten died suddenly at Athens Hospital Monday morning.     Death came suddenly to John Riley Wooten, a well known citizen of Wellston, Monday morning at the Athens Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two months.
     Mr. Wooten was born in Gallia County sixty-two years ago but has been a resident of Wellston for 34 years, being employed as a miner until his health failed. He was a splendid citizen and his affliction caused widespread regret.
     Surviving him are his wife, who was formerly Alice Campbell, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. John Gray of this city; Mrs. P. B. Higgins of Nelsonville; Mrs. M.C. Barrett and Will Wooten of Columbus and Harry Wooten of Hamden. He also leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Malinda Gilbert of Alger, five brothers and one sister, G.W. and Hile Wooten of Alger; Joshua of Indiana; William of Coffeyville, KS; Albert T. of Gallipolis and Mrs. J.S. Starkey of South Wellston.
     The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the Baptist Church. Those called here by Mr. Wooten's death were Albert Wooten, G. W. Wooten, Mr. and Mrs. Barrett, Mr and Mrs. Pearl Higgins and son Warren, Will Wooten, Miss Hazel Starkey of Springfield, a niece, the bereaved wife's sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Campbell and daughter Blanche of Columbus and Stephen Davis, a brother-in-law of Thealka, KY.

[Note: Death Certificate Born 1854; died March 26, 1916 - no parents listed]

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


Wooten, Paul Elwood

Blanden Man Dies
     Paul Elwood Wooten, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wooten of Bladen, R.D. 1 died at 7 o'clock at the Holzer hospital where he had been a patient about two weeks. His age was 6 years, 10 months, 8 days.
     Surviving beside the parents are brothers, Alfred, 14; Edward, 12; and Talmadge, 4. One brother preceded him in death.

[Note: dates from stone in St. NIck's cemetery, Clay Twp., 1933-1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Wooten, Rosalie [Northup]

MRS. WADE WOOTEN DEAD
     Mrs. Rosalie Wooten, 19, wife of Mr. Wendell Wooten, Mercerville merchant, died in the Holzer Hospital Thursday night, following the birth of a baby girl early Thursday morning.
     Besides her husband and baby, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Northup of Gallipolis and brothers, Lowell and Francis and sisters, Eleanor and Eva Northup.
     Funeral services were Saturday at Providence Baptist Church by Rev. Jennings Cremeens, burial following there.

[Note: Death Certificate shows name as Rosalie Violet Wooten born March 12, 1913; died May 19, 1932, 19 years, 2 months and 9 days of age. Wife of Wade Wooten..Parents: Charles Northup and Della Eblin...Burial Providence Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
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Wooten, Wade

Death Claims Wade Wooten
Resigned Teacher’s Rites Wednesday
     Wade Wooten, 49, who resigned as teacher of Brush College School in Clay Twp. Jan. 27, died at noon Saturday in Memorial Hospital, Huntington, where he had been admitted Jan. 31. A heart ailment was the cause of death. His illness dated back to early last summer, when he became a patient in Holzer Hospital for two weeks. He improved slowly, and, in September, he began his school at Brush College, but he became worse again.
     Second son of the late John and Savannah Johnson Wooten. Wade Wooten was born Oct. 28, 1900, in Clay Twp. He was twice married; first in 1930 to Rosalee Northup, who passed away in 1932. To them were born two daughters - Carolyn, who lived with her paternal grandparents and is now a senior in Gallia Academy High School, and a girl who died in infancy. In 1940 he married Miss Ruth Jones, who survives with a daughter, Wilda Kay, who is also a student in the Gallipolis city schools.
     Mr. Wooten was a teacher all his life, except for eight years employment at the Gallipolis State Institute. He was graduated from Mercerville High School and attended Rio Grande College for his teachers’ training.
     Besides his widow, and daughters, Mr. Wooten is survived by his aged mother, Mt. Sterling, one sister, Mrs. Brice (Sibyl) Toops, Mt. Sterling; and two brothers, Russell Wooten, Gallipolis and Clyde Wooten, address unknown. The decedent was a member of the now defunct JOUAM chapter.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Providence Baptist Church, of which he was a member with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be made by Coleman R. Halley in Providence Cemetery.

[Note: Date of Death of March 4, 1950]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 6, 1950
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron
Baughman, David Cornelius                                                                         Top of Page


Workman, Marie

Death of Miss Marie Workman
     Miss Marie Workman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Workman, died very suddenly at her home on Mill Creek Saturday evening, Feb. 10, 1923. Miss Workman had been to town Saturday and seemed in as good health as usual, going out in the evening to visit some friends. On her return, as soon as she entered the room she fell dead. The coroner's verdict was death due to heart failure.
     She was in her 18th year and had many friends who will regret her untimely death. She is survived by several brothers and sisters, among them being Lloyd Workman, now of Akron.
     The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Peirce will officiate. Burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallia Daily Tribune
Feb 12, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Workman, Oscar J.

     Word was received here today of the death of Oscar J. Workman on May 18, at Bethesda North Hospital near Milford, Ohio. A native of Gallia County, Mr. Workman was the son of the late Rev. Floyd and Jennie Pauley Workman.
     He is survived by his wife, Lucille, five daughters, 11 grandchildren, six sisters and five brothers. A son and infant brother preceded him in death.
     Funeral services were held May 21 at Noakes Funeral Home, Milford. Area relatives attending the funeral were Rev. Ralph and Carol Workman, Wallace and Jennie Henry, Arnold, Anna Merrill, Genie Barnett and Mary Jo Fulks.

[Note: Died May 18, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 25, 1983 Page B10
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                           Top of Page


Worman, Clara

Clara Worman, Former Teacher, Dies at Age 78
     Miss Clara Worman, 78, beloved retired Gallipolis teacher, who resided at 330 Third Ave., died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Medical Center Hospital, where she had been a patient for six days. She had suffered several heart attacks. Miss Worman had retired from Gallipolis City schools eight years ago after being an elementary teacher for 50 years. She was a member of the English Club, and had served in many capacities in the First United Presbyterian church where at time of her death, she was an Elder.
     She was born in Gallia county, Feb. 12, 1887, daughter of the late Henry and Rose Geisler Worman. She would have been 79 years old on Friday. She is survived by an aunt, Mrs. Harley Bovie, and several cousins.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Presbyterian Church. Rev. Glen R. Hueholt, assisted by Rev. Wood Duff, a former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 8, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Worman, Kenneth M.

     GALLIPOLIS - A veteran of WWII died at 8:15 pm Friday in Veteran's Hospital, Johnson City, TN. He had been in failing health for several years and was formerly employed as assistant engineer with the Gallia County Highway Dept.
     A native of Gallia County, he was a son of the late Trafford and Mary Jones Worman. He was amember of the First Presbyterian Church, Elks, V.F.W and Eagles, all in Gallipolis.
     Surviving are a daughter, Karen, of Gallipolis, three sisters Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Wolfe of Ironton, Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Davis of Delaware, Ohio, Ms Frances Worman of Gallipolis.
     Services will be at 1 PM Tuesday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Rev Linson Stebbins and Rev Glen Huebolt officating with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis. Military graveside rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 4464. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 today.

Ironton Tribune
November 16, 1970
Contributed by Fran Brown


Worman, William H.

Worman Funeral Held At Old Home
     Funeral services for William H. Worman were largely attended and included a group of friends from Charleston. In accord with a change made after the first announcement, the funeral was held at the Worman homestead near Kerr, Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating.
     Active pall bearers were Harry K. Mills, John N. Mills, Homer Kerr, R. S. Kerr, Ned Hamilton, Cass C. Kerr, and Judge W. R. White. Honarary pall bearers, O. J. White, C. T. Robinson, E.L. Mills and Willard Grover. Burial was at Mound Hill.

[Note: from stone: b 5 Jul 1878, d 26 Jul 1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
July 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                       Top of Page


Worner, Henry C.

H. C. Worner Dies At 81
     Henry C. Worner, 81, a retired miner and mechanic, who resided at 960 First Ave., died in Holzer Hospital at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. He had been in declining health for two years, and had been a patient at the hospital since the first of the week.
     He spent most of his life at Adena, where he was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Olive Branch Church. He had resided in Gallipolis for two years.
     A native of Tuscarawas county, he was born on Nov. 28, 1877, to Christopher and Katherine Wertz Worner. He was married to the former Anna Shafe on Dec., 24, 1901, and she died 12 years ago.
     Surviving are Mrs. S. R. Fleming and Mrs. Raymond Mullen, both of Gallipolis, Harland Worner of Middleport and Kenneth Worner of New Athens, seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Mashby Shafe of New Philadelphia and Mrs. Ida Davey of Mineral City. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
     The body has been sent to the Hargrave Funeral home at Adena, where services and burial will be held. The Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home had charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 23, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Worthington, Francis [no cemetery entry]

Lockmaster Worthington Dies at 64
     Francis Worthington, 64, a retired lockmaster and native of Gallia county, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer hospital.
     He had suffered a stroke in 1951, from which he had never fully recovered. His condition worsened in recent weeks, and he had been hospitalized a week ago.
     Mr. Worthington was the foster son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Haslett. He was born at Chambersburg. In 1920 he was married to the former Rhoda Gothard, who survives, along with five daughters, Mrs. Beryl Rowley of Ravenswood, W. Va., Mrs. Faye Elder of Minerva, O., Mrs. Mabel Frazier of Columbus, Mrs. Gloria Wagner of Racine, and Mrs. Jean Cecil of Wheelersburg. A foster brother, Edward Williamson, of Charleston, survives as do 12 grandchildren.
     In recent years the family had resided in Ravenswood. He was first employed on the Gallipolis dam as a dam tender and later was promoted to lockmaster and ended his river career at Ravenswood.
     He was a member of the Ravenswood Methodist Church, an services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Friday (DST). Burial will be in Ravenswood. Friends may call at the Chambers Funeral home. Gallia Masonic Lodge, No. 469 of Chambersburg will hold graveside services.

[Note: died August 28, 1963]

unknown publication- found in scrapbook
date probably August 29, 1963
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig


Wray, John

John Wray Dies At Early Hour

     John Wray, aged 78, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Day at Blanden at 4 o'clock this morning.  He had been in failing health for more than three years.
     He was a lifelong resident of Bladen and is survived by the following children in additon to the one named:  Mrs. Effie Cremeens, Charles, Fred, Johnnie and Grant Wray, and Mrs. Ruby Jonas, all of Columbus, and several grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Mt. Zion near Bladen at 2 o'clock Monday, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens.  Burial at the same place.

[Note: Tombstone reads  1859-1937]  

Gallipolis paper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wray, Otis
Phillips, Clarence

Continue Dragging For Bodies of Two
     Dragging for the bodies of Otis (Sherry) Wray, 27, and Clarence Phillips, 20, who drowned Tuesday night in the Ohio River below Bladen, continued today. Wray, a War Veteran, was the son of Grant and Bessie Ward Wray, who live at Bethel, back of Bladen. Three brothers also survive.
     Phillips was the son of Chauncey and Grace Phillips, who reside on Horse Creek. The double drowning was reported to county and state authorities here early Wednesday morning and the search began immediately. The tragedy occurred when a boat in which the two were riding on the Ohio River turned over, tossing the two victims, as well as a brother of Clarence, Paul Phillips, 17, into the water. Paul managed to swim to shore.

[Note for Clarence Phillips: Buried Swan Creek Cemetery, Ohio Twp. - from stone 1927 - 1948]

[Note for Otis Wray: Buried Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Twp. - from stone 9/17/1920 - 8/3/1948]

Gallipolis paper
Date August 1948
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Wray, Otis Lee

     It is hard to understand, yet with submission, we must bow or doubt the guiding of thy hand or question why or how. We know the why is always best. Thy way, a way that has been tried, was for mankind that thou has died.
     August 3, 1948, Tuesday night brought forth the tragic ending of Otis Lee Wray, beloved husband of Shirley Adele Drake Wray and son of Grant and Bessie Ward Wray of Bladen, Ohio. Otis was born September 17, 1920 near Apple Grove, W.Va. at the time of his death he was 27 years 10 months and 16 days. He was a Veteran of World War II and during that time, while stationed at Tacoma, Washington, Otis and Shirley met, and April 1, 1944, were united in marriage, later he was sent over seas, having entered the service July 27, 1942, and was discharged March 8, 1946, after 2 years, 7 months and 26 days serving his country. Their short married life of 4 years was beautiful, and during many sweet memories will live on and will be a pleasure to recall.
     He also leaves four brothers: Marvin Kenneth, Thurman; Garland and David, Chester; one infant sister, Earnestine preceded him in death, three nieces and two nephews survive and a host of relatives and friends.

I cannot say and I will not say,
That he is dead, he's just away
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into an unknown land.
Think of him faring on as dear.
In the love there, as the love of here.
Think of him still as the same, I say.
He is not dead, he's just away
And left us dreaming how very fair.
It need must be since he lingers there
And you--Oh! you who the wildest yearn
For his old time step, and the glad return
For he is not dead, he's just away.

Gallipolis Paper
Date: August 1948
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                  Top of Page


Wray, Vinson

     SAD DEATH - Vinson Wray, the 15-year-old son of W. P. Wray, of Catlettsburg, died at the River View hotel last Friday after a short illness. He had not been in good health for some time and came here with his father’s horse for an outing hoping that a little roughing would help him. Wednesday morning he was exercising a horse at the Fair grounds and the animal ran away several miles. Shortly after this he was taken violently ill and it was thought that the violent exertions might have injured him internally as he vomited violently.
     Physicians were called but he grew no better and Friday about noon was taken to the River View and died a short time afterward, though he was not thought to be dangerously ill. The remains were prepared by Wetherholt and shipped to his home accompanied by his father and brother.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, August 25, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wray, William A.

W. A. Wray, Farmer, Dies At Apple Grove
     William A. Wray, 81, a retired farmer, and widely known resident of Apple Grove, died yesterday morning at his home following a brief illness.
     Mr. Wray was born December 19, 1866, at Ashton, a son of the late C.F. and Mary Waugh Wray. He had spent the greater part of his life in Mason County. Surviviors are the widow, Mrs. Blanche Grover Wray, a son, William W. Wray, of Charleston, a brother, John Wray of Columbus, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Hannah, of Cottageville, o., and Mrs. Fannie King of Apple Grove.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Beale Chapel, with burial in the chapel cemetery. The Rev. Earl Purdue will officiate. Pallbearers who have been selected are Messrs. Randall Hogsett, Joe Hogsett, William Kirk, John Hanly, Campbell Stevens and John Sayre.

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Wray, Wilson

Death Takes A Retired Farmer
     Wilson Wray, 54, a retired farmer passed away at 7:20 A.M. Sunday his home at 912 Walnut street, Fostoria. He was a native of West Virginia, having been born in Cabell county, April 18, 1873, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Creed Wray.
     Mr. Wray was united in marriage March 20, 1898 in Gallia county and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bell Wray. She was formerly Miss Bell Lewis of this county. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Zimmerman and Mrs. J. A. Greenlee, both of Fostoria, one son, Everett Wray, two brothers, Ed Wray of Fostoria and William Wray of Illinois, three sisters, Mrs. Ed Mobelry of Huntington, W. Va. and Mrs. Bess Orr of Glo, Ky, and Mrs. Fred Whitehead of Shellrock, Iowa.
     The deceased was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services was held at the Harold Funeral Home Tuesday at 10 A.M. conducted by Rev. Mr. Halmen. Burial in Fountain cemetery.

[Note: Death Certifcate gives death date as 8 May 1927]

Gallipolis paper
1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wright, Andrew

OBITUARY
     Andrew Wright, the son of Wyatt and Susannah Wright was born in Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio on Dec. 1, 1858 and departed this life Nov. 14, 1938; age 79 years, 11 months and 13 days.
     He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Jenkins in 1881 and to this union was born nine children, two of whom died in early childhood. He leaves to mourn his departure the following children: Mrs. Sarah Alice Keller, Wyatt Wright, David J. Wright and Mrs. Jennie Davis of Columbus; William H. Wright and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Poole of Springfield and Ben Wright at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Linnie Price and Mrs. Mattie Prose, 22 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.
     Had he lived until Dec. 1, he would have reached his 80th birthday and all of these years have been spent on the same farm. During this long period of time he was found busily engaged in his daily work and few were the days he missed on account of illness. He was still able to go about his daily tasks until his eyesight totally failed him about 3 years ago. After the death of his companion June 8, 1937, he has been cared for in the old home by his son,Ben and his family.
     Andy as he was called by his neighbors and friends was a hard worker and always took pride in doing his work well. He had a great deal of patience in carrying out each little detail of his task and spared neither time nor labor in doing it exactly right. He was neat and orderly about the care of tools and everything was kept exactly in its place. Living in the age of horses and horse drawn machinery he was conceded to have no equal in handling of horses and in the care of machinery. He was a good neighbor and none ever went to ask a favor of him without getting it, many times leaving his work at home to help his neighbors in tasks that they could not do themselves.
     During his last illness he seemed to be resigned to his fate and bore his infirmities without murmuring or complaining and has passed into the Great Beyond leaving us to emulate his virtues and to cherish his memory.

Card of Thanks
     We desire to express our thanks to our friends and relatives for their kindness in the bereavement and burial of our dear father. We also thank Rev. Cremeens and Rev. Brewer for their consoling words. Those who assisted in the singing and Mr. Davis and Mr. Thomas as undertakers. Those who contributed flowers or helped in any way.
                                                                   Wright Children

[Note: buried in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Perry Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 4, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Wright, Anna

     Mrs. Anna Wright, widow of the late Thomas Wright, of Addison Tp., died at the residence of her son-in-law, David A. Keeler, Thursday, the 12th. The deceased was in her 76th year. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. Powers officiating. Interment at the Wright Cemetery.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Saturday, January 21, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Wright, Berkley

     Capt. Berkley Wright, 85, formerly of 405 Fifth Ave., Kanauga, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired riverboat captain for the American Barge Line.
     Born Jan. 23, 1902 near Winfield, W.Va., he was a son of the late Henry Floyd Wright and Elizabeth Gladman Wright.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ethel Wright, on June 18, 1982; two brothers, one half-brother and one half-sister.
     Surviving are three sons, Edward Wright of Gallipolis, Allen Berkley Wright of Kermit, W.Va., and Robert Wright of Melbourne, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Faye) Lambert of Belle, W.Va., and Mrs. George (Dorothy) Coleman of Cheshire; two half-sisters, Ella Maye Yeauger of Ft. White, Fla., and Mrs. George (Gladie) Sheets of Gallipolis; two half-brothers, Raymond Easter of Ironton and George Easter of Ironton; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
     Services will be conducted Saturday, 1: p.m. at Willis Funeral Home, Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial follows at Addison-Reynolds Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Steve Lambert, Philip Scott Brown, Leroy Lambert, Mark Coleman, Bruce Coleman and Donley Strong..

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1987
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Wright, Eugene D.

Eugene D. Wright, 68, Riverman, Dies 3:25 This MorningE
Funeral is set for 2 Sunday: burial at Pine Street
     EUGENE D WRIGHT, 68, cook on steamboats, died at 3:25 this morning after being bedfast with illness the last two months. He is of the Wright family that in the last five generations has produced 30 or more steamboat captains, pilots etc.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p m Sunday at the Elias Weatherholt Funeral Home with Rev. H. M. Smith in charge. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery by Claude Miller.
     Eugene Wright was born in Scary, W.Va. Aug 15 1877 a son of Stapleton and Lois Dudding Wright. On Oct 5 1922 he married Lena ( Cox )Brothers of this city and she and three children, Edward, Eugene , and Donald survive. There are a stepson, Robert Brothers of Kanauga; a sister Mrs Mollie Simms of Nitro; a brother Captain Jimmie Wright, 83, of Winfield, W.Va and one grandson.
     Eugene was a grandson of Captain Alexander Wright , a picturesque river character, who lived to be 97. His five sons all became Captains. They were Stapleton C and James H both of Scary, William Penn Wright of Pliny, Clairborne Wright of near Leon and George Wright of Poca.

Gallipolis Tribune
17 May 1946
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                         Top of Page


Wright, Gomer Ben

     GOMER BEN WRIGHT 81 of 86 State St, Gallipolis, Ohio died Friday morning in a Gallipolis Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at the Salem Baptist Church of which he was a member, by the Rev Gerald Brown. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
     He was born April 6, 1891 in Perry Township Gallia County, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Jenkins, (WRIGHT ?). A retired farmer, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a charter member of the American Legion. Survivors include the wife, Leona Wood Wright, four daughters, Mrs. Howard West of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs Clyde Price and Mrs Lorene Strausbaugh of Albany Ohio, a brother, Dave Wright, of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs Logan Davis of Columbus and Mrs. Oscar Poole of Springfield, and five grandsons.
     The body will be taken to the church an hour before the services from the Waugh-Halley funeral home at Gallipolis, where friends may call from 7 to 9 pm today.

Huntington Herald Press
about 8 March 1971
Contributed by Ernie Wright


Wright, Lena Mae

Mrs. Wright, 67, Called by Death Sunday
     Mrs. Lena Mae Wright, 67, a resident of 2013 Chestnut St., died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday in Holzer hospital. She had been admitted to the hospital on Saturday, and several months ago had undergone surgery.
     Mrs. Wright was born in Gallipolis on Oct. 29, 1894, one of five children of the late Robert T. and Nannie Patchell Cox. The only survivor of her immediate family is a sister, Mrs. Joe (Florence) Hamblin of Portsmouth. She attended Gallipolis schools.
     Her first marriage was to Walter Brothers of Gallipolis, who preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Eugene Wright of Scary, W.Va., on Oct. 5, 1922, and he preceded her in death in 1946.
     Four sons who survive are Donald Wright, Tribune photographer of Garfield Ave.,Eugene, at home, Edward Wright of Lorain and Robert Brothers of Columbus. There are seven grandchildren.
     Mrs. Wright attended the First Church of the Nazarene, and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Vernon Shafer will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

[Note by HE: Miller's Funeral Home Records shows her burial as Pine Street.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 8, 1962
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                         Top of Page


Wright, Lottie [White]

Mrs. S. T. Wright Dies Suddenly in Virginia
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. S. T. Wright, who was born and reared in Gallia County died unexpectedly at her home in Galax, Va. early Friday morning, following a paralytic stroke which she suffered a short time before. She was apparently in good health on Thursday afternoon when her daughter, Mabel, (Mrs. Max Tawney) and Willis McBride, a son, left after a visit of a couple weeks with her.
     Mrs. Wright was twice married, the first time to Carl McBride of this county, and after his death, married S. T. Wright. The surviving children of the first marriage beside the son, William McBride of Bidwell are: (Agnes) Mrs. W. Lewis Jones, near Rio Grande; and Lou, (Mrs. R. W. Sheline), Gallipolis. Mrs. Wright was born near Waterloo, Gallia County on August 15, 1881, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. White.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in Bidwell Methodist Church by the Rev. J. L. Stephenson. Burial will be at Mound Hill, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Max Tawney, First Ave., until 2 p.m. Sunday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
April 7, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wright, Mary Ethel

     GALLIPOLIS - Mary Ethel Wright, 80, of 405 5th Ave., Kanauga, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday at her residence after a sudden illness.
     Born Nov. 14, 1901, in Mason County, she was the daughter of James and Clara Danner Morrow.
Surviving is her husband, Berkley Wright; three sons, Edward of Gallipolis, Alan of Clermont, W.Va., and Robert of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Fay) Lambert of Belle, W.Va. and Mrs. George (Dorothy) Coleman of Cheshire; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, and Carl Morrow, who was raised in the home.
     She was a member of WSCS and the Fair Haven Methodist Church, Kanauga.
     Funeral services will be held 2: p.m. Monday at the Fair Haven Methodist Church, with the Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be at Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service Monday. Her grandsons will be pallbearers. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
June 20, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                  Top of Page


Wright, Rebecca [Slagel]

Called from Canada
     Mr. Samuel T. Wright of Alberta, Canada, was called to his old home in Walnut Township by the death of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Wright, who passed away Oct. 13th., at her home near Sandfork. The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion M. E Church by Rev. Frank Parkins. Mr. Wright left Monday for his home in Canada.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born: July 31, 1838; died Oct. 13, 1916; aged 78 years 2 months and 13 days. Parents: John Slagel and Elizabeth Wiseman (both born WV). ]

Gallia Times
Oct. 1916
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Wright, Samuel

     Mr. Samuel Wright, a young man just turned of 21 years, and the main stay of his aged and invalid parents, shipped with Lee Ashley, on the tow boat Alice Brown, on Tuesday of last week, to steamboat for awhile. His sister has been making her home with Mr. J. C. Priestley. On Friday, Mr. Priestley received a telegram from Ashley stating that Wright had been drowned above Wheeling the night before. It was sad news to his parents and friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 6, 1883
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                     Top of Page


Wright, William Floyd

     GALLIPOLIS - William Floyd Wright, 68, 604 Chatham Ave., Gallipolis, died Friday at his home. He was a former riverboat employe and also worked for the city of Gallipolis at one time. He was born at Winfield, W. Va., the son of the late Capt. Henry and Elizabeth Galdman Wright. He spent his childhood in Kanauga and was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church of Kanauga.
     His wife, Ethel Runyon Wright, died in 1924. Also preceding him in death were two children, five brothers and a sister. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Lee, Kanauga; a brother, Capt. Berkley Wright, Kanauga; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) Shamblin, Kanauga; Mrs. Allen (Ella Mae) Yauger, South Point, and Mrs. George (Gladie) Sheets, Gallipolis; two half-brothers, Raymond and George Easter, both of Ironton; 15 grand- children and a great-grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Rev. Everett Delaney and the Rev. Robert Rider. Burial will be in the Maddy Cemetery at Addison. Friends may call at Miller Funeral Home and at the church one hour before the funeral where the body will lie in state.

Athens Sunday Messenger
June 26, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Wunderle, Annis [Strong]

Death Brings Sorrow to Many Gallia Homes
     Mrs. Annis Wunderle died at her home on Island Side, Sunday, February 23, 1908, aged 71 years, 3 months and 1 day.
     She was the daughter of Solomon and Rebecca Strong and was born in Wilkesville, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Nimrod Wunderle in 1856 and since then has resided in this city. To the union were born nine children, one of whom died in infancy, and Mr. Wunderle died December 20, 1906. She leaves one brother, James C. Strong of Vancouver, Washington and the following children: Mary, Maggie and Sadie at home, Carrie of Wilmington, Ettie of Cincinnati, Frank of Columbus, Charles of Pittsburg and James of Lafayette, Ind. All the children were with her in her last moments, the first time    
      Mrs. Wunderle was a good affectionate mother and a faithful wife and was a member of the Methodist church. She was kind and charitable ever ready to aid those in sickness and distress and her death brings sorrow to many hearts.
     The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, interment following at Pine Street by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, February 28, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Wunderle, Isabell

Isabell Wunderle Dead
     Miss Isabell, the daughter of Frank Wunderle of Columbus, died at her home yesterday according to a message received by Mrs. Will Davidson today.  Blood poisoning was the cause of the death.  They will have the sympathy of many friends here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 29, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Wynne, David

Death of David Wynne
     David Wynne, a former Gallia County citizen, died at Oak Hill last Friday. He was 55 years of age, and was well known in this county, where he married Miss Mary Jones daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Jones. He engaged in the hardware business at Oak Hill for many years, served as postmaster under Grover Cleveland and was cashier of the Citizen's Bank until illness caused him to resign. He leaves a wife and one daughter. The burial was at Thurman last Sunday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 7, 1909
Vol. XI, No. 20
Transcribed by Charles Wright