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Hale, George W.

Neck Broken
     An old soldier, familiarly known as "Doc" Hale and living near Tabor Church, started to go to Jackson in a buggy with his wife this morning about 4 o'clock, and when passing the mines of the Raccoon Coal & Fuel Co., three miles above Vinton, his horse frightened and ran off throwing him and wife out, breaking his neck and severely injuring her.

[Note: He is buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Huntington Township. He served in Co. E, 27th Ohio volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 5, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halfhill, Jacob

Death of Jacob Halfhill
     Mr. Jacob Halfhill of Poplar Ridge died at his home Friday, April 11, 1924, at the age of 92 years. He leaves two sons, Sam and Frank and one daughter, Mrs. wm. Rupe of Kyger. Burial Sunday by Undertaker Hix.

[Note: He was buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Cheshire Township. He served in Co. E, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 12, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halfhill, Jacob

     Jacob Halfhill, aged 18, private of Co. H, 19th U.S. Regt. Inft. Enlisted from Cheshire township, 14th April 1862. Died of Typhus fever in Hospital at Harrison's Landing, Va., July 27th, 1862. Unmarried.

[Note: His name was found in a list of those who died in the war. His mother received his pension.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 7, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Halfhill, John W.

Death of John W. Halfhill
     On Thursday last Mr. John W. Halfhill died at his home in Mason County, W. Va., in the 48th year of his age. He was a soldier in the 4th Virginia Infantry during the war of the Rebellion, and at his request was buried with the honors of war. We attended the funeral on Saturday last, at his late home. It was largely attended, hundreds of his neighbors and friends assembling to pay the last honors to an honest man and a worthy citizen. Mr. Halfhill was a native of Cheshire Township, this county, where he resided until fourteen years ago, when he moved to West Virgina. His wife and six living children survive him and have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 10, 1891
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halfhill, Peter

     Mr. Peter Halfhill died at his home in Addison Township Friday of last week, aged 77 years. Funeral services were conducted last Sabbath by Rev. W.J. Fulton, burial at Campaign Church by Undertaker Wetherholt. Mr. Halfhill was a highly respectable gentleman, and leaves many relatives to mourn their loss.

[Note: Soldier burial card indicates military service.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
October 10, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Halfhill, Reuben

Death of Reuben Halfhill
     Reuben Halfhill who broke his hip several weeks ago by falling, died at his home at Addison, Sunday evening, and was buried at Ward Cemetery, near Cheshire, Tuesday. He never recovered from the injury he sustained and gradually grew weaker until he passed away as above stated. He was a veteran of the civil war and stood well in the community.

[Note: Reuben Halfhill is buried in Halfhill Cemetery, Cheshire Twp. His tombstone reads Died March 17, 1907.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 22, 1907
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hall, Orin

Orin Hall
A Brief Tribute to his Life and Death
     The death of Orin Hall occurred at his home on Second street, Saturday evening, Febuary 2, 1895. He was sixty-one years of age, and one of this city's prominent and respected citizens. His death was rather sudden, he having only been confined to his bed one day. The direct cause of death was heart trouble, from which he was a sufferer.
     Mr. Hall was born at Elizaville, Ky., October 8, 1834. As a youth he began the work of life as a clerk. In 1863 he came here and worked in the capacity of salesman at John Dages' wholesale boot and shoe store. Later he embarked in the grocery business where the Hotel Ulsamer now stands. He remained in this business a number of years and finding it not lucrative, concluded to go into the retail boot and shoe business. After a few years in this business he went into the Fuller and Hutsinpiller Co.'s furniture factory as a foreman in a certain department, and remained there until about a year ago. Mr. Hall was known and respected by all as a worthy employe.
     The deceased was united in marriage October 29, 1863, to Miss Mary Vanden, of this city, and seven children were born to them, all of whom survive him. Mr. Hall became a member of the M. E. Church some twenty years ago and has been an active member ever since. He was a firm believer in the doctrines of the Holy Bible and a quiet and warm-hearted citizen.
     Mr. Hall has been troubled with fatty degeneration of the heart for a good many years, but seldom complained when depressed. This fall he purchased a lot of apples and retailed them out in one of J. C. Shephard's stores ---- below this office. Here he remained every day without a fire until his apples were disposed of. A fire could not be built in the room or the apples would spoil, so he was obliged to stay in the cold room, notwithstanding the disagreeable weather outside. There he contracted a cold and had been feeling bad ever since. He was not taken violently ill however, until Saturday morning last. He lingured until 7:30 in the evening and passed peacefully away without any signs of pain. From the time he was taken sick in bed, he gradually grew weaker and no hope for his recovery was entertained by the family physician.
The general obsequies took place at the family residence, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Jackson officiating. Interment at Mound Hill Cemetery at Wetherholt.
     The deceased was a Royal Arch Mason and an honored member of the Grand Army, but the former order had charge of the remains.
     It is customary to scatter flowers upon the new made graves, and epitaphs sometimes read obliquely with the straight line of truth; but no eulogium which we could utter upon the life and character of the deceased, would strain the measure of merited praise. He was an affectionate husband and father, and his demise leaves a vacancy in the family that can never be refilled. He was of retiring disposition, but always polite and kind of manner, and a man whom all held in high esteem. His faithful wife and children will have not only the sympathy of their friends, but of the entire community in this, their sad bereavement.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 6, 1895
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hall, Orin

Death of Orin Hall
     Mr. Orin Hall died at his residence in this city last Saturday evening at eight o’clock, in the sixty-second year of his age. He had been troubled for a long time with fatty degeneration of the heart. A week or two since he contracted a severe cold which seemed to further affect his heart’s action, but his condition was not regarded as serious until the morning of the day he died.
      Mr. Hall was born at Elizaville, Ky., and began work in his youth as a clerk. He came here in 1863 as a salesman at the John Dages boot and shoe house. He was afterwards in the grocery business and the retail boot and shoe business and foreman of a department at The Fuller & Hutsinpiller Co.’s factory. In 1863 he married Miss Mary Vanden, of this city, and seven children were born to them, all of whom survive.
     The funeral services took place from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, and were conducted by Rev. B. F. Jackson, of the M. E. Church, of which church Mr. Hall had been a member for many years. Interment at Mound Hill.
     Mr. Hall was a good citizen, whose wide circle of friends extend their heartiest sympathy to the bereaved family.

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 9, 1895
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                        Top of Page

Hall, William D.

W.D. Hall Died in Walnut Tp.

     Lawrence county lost another old citizen early Wednesday morning when W.D. Hall, age eighty-three passed away very suddenly at his home in Waterloo, from an attack of heart trouble, being only sick about an hour. Mr. Hall has been a resident of the neighborhood of Waterloo practically all his life and was a man who stood high in the community, he being an active member of Mt. Zion Methodist church from where the funeral took place Friday afternoon at one o'clock. The services were in charge of Dr. J.B. Hawk of Portsmouth district superintendent.
     Besides his wife, the following children are left to mourn their loss, John T., of Gallipolis, E.D. of Tuscola, Ill., Mrs. Ella Gates of Tuscola, Ill., J.O. Hall, prominent attorney of Shelbyville, Ind., Stanley Hall, principal of the Gallipolis schools, Sherman A. Hall, principal of the schools of Mineral Ridge, O., O.L. Hall, formerly paster of Pine street M.E. church of this city but now of the Methodist church at Waterloo, and Chester at home.
     The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. His death will leave not only a place vacant in his home but in the entire community. He was a man who always took a keen interest in things which were undertaken for the betterment of the neighborhood and county in which he lived. The burial was at Mt. Zion cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Phillips of Waterloo. ---Irontonian

Hall, William D.

     William D. Hall, son of William Hall and Catherine Barkhurst Hall, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, May 15, 1838. He died March 15, 1922, aged 83 years, and 10 months. He moved with his parents to Lawrence County at the age of 8 years.
     In October, 1864, he enlisted in the 183rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served in the army until the end of the Civil War.
     He was married to Mary Jane Fox in September, 1865, and to this union seven children were born, three of whom survive, two died in infancy, and Anna Belle Houck who died in 1904, and Rinda C. Neal who died in 1905. His wife died in May, 1879, and he was again married to Sophronia A. Wiseman in October, 1879, and to this union were born six children of whom five survive, and Leslie A. Hall who died February, 1915. Soon after his return from the army he purchased a part of the home farm and was a continuous resident of the neighborhood the rest of his life.
     He was a teacher in the public schools for a period of eighteen years and always took much interest in educational work. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church at an early age and remained a faithful member until death. He served as Recording Steward of the Patriot and Waterloo charges for fifty years and was always found in the Quarterly Conferences during this period. He took an active part in the erection of this church in 1876 and was always a liberal contributor to church work. He was always found on the side of right on all moral questions and did much for the advancement of civic righteousness in his community. His faith and trust in God grew stronger in his declining days, and he expressed to his family that he was waiting for the Lord to call him to his reward.
     He leaves surviving him his wife, Sophronia A. Hall, and eight children: John T., Gallipolis, Ohio; Ella M. Gates and Elmer D. Hall, both of Tuscola, Illinois; J. Oscar of Shelbyville, Ind.; Orval L. of Waterloo; Stanley M. of Gallipolis; Sherman A. of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and Chester D. of Waterloo, and three sisters, one brother and many other relatives and friends.

[Note: Even though his residence is referred to as Lawrence County here, he and Sophronia were found in 1880 in Walnut Township, Gallia County. He is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Walnut Township, Gallia County.]

Gallia Times
March 23, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Halley, B. Frank

Death of Mr. Halley
     Mr. Frank Halley, of Eureka, sick about two weeks with pneumonia, died Friday evening, Jan. 1, 1904, aged 65 years. He leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter in Missouri. One son is at Wellston, and two at home. He belonged to the Order of Knights of the Golden Eagle. His funeral will be at Bethel M.E. Church at 1 p.m. Sunday by Rev. J.S. Griffith. W.C. Hayward & Son have charge of the funeral.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 60th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1904
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halley, Cornelius Edward “Neal”

The old Veterans passing away
     The death of the late Cornelius E. Halley at his home in Ohio Township, noted in the Journal, evidences what the veterans of the Civil war realize, that their ranks are thinning fast – very fast.
     Cornelius E. Halley was born in Mercerville, this county, March 5, 1843, and was consequently in his 61st year of age at the date of his death, July 31, 1903. He enlisted in Co. F, 33rd Ohio Vol. Inf. Commanded by the late Col J.H.M. Montgomery and was mustered in with the Company August 25, 1861, but owing to disability incurred in line of duty, he was discharged by surgeon’s certificate of disability March 1, 1862. His comrades said of him that he was a valiant soldier always ready and willing to do his duty until he incurred the disability which resulted in his death. The Pension Department realizing this gave him a pension of $72 per month for the twelve years preceding his death from which he received since 1891 the sum of $10,368.
     The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Eliza A. Stevers September 4, 1864. who with one daughter and four sons survive, the surviving children being Miss Alta L. Halley, of Spicy, and Uro O. Halley of Pittsburg, George O., Patrick H. and Chauncey M., all of Spicy, Ohio.
     He was a member of the Christian Church and professed faith in Christ shortly before his death singing a number of songs.
     His remains were deposited in the Cemetery near Sandfork, Rev. Philipps acting as minister and Wetherholt the undertaker.

[Note: Cornelius Halley died July 31, 1903, and is buried in King's Chapel Cemetery]

Gallia County paper
August 1903
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Halley, Francis M.

     Died, on the 12th of May, 1864, at Hospital No. 1, Knoxville, Tenn., Corporal Francis M. Halley, Company G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, of Punemonia [sic]. Deceased was born in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio. Another brave soldier gone to his eternal rest, another name added to the sad list of fallen heroes. His relatives and many personal friends have sustained an irreparable loss, and the country a brave and efficient soldier. His death has cast a gloom over this company which shows plainly how highly he was appreciated. He enlisted in this company in August, 1862, at Portsmouth, Ohio, he had been constantly with the company until it reached Point Burnside, on its way to Knoxville, where he was taken sick, which prevented his proceeding farther at that time. But he was to(o) deeply interested in the cause in which he was engaged to linger behind longer than he was able to travel. He was soon numbered again among his comrades, but alas! for only a short time, he was taken to the Hospital where he lingered on, still hoping to regain his health and return to his company and do the duties of a soldier, which he never hesitated to perform under any circumstances.—But all his hopes were in vain, the stern messenger death, claimed him as his prey.
     He was interred in the Soldiers Cemetery near this city, and his grave marked. Owing to circumstances that were unavoidable, the company was prevented from paying their last tribute of respect to their departed comrade. But his memory will long be cherished in the hearts of all who knew him. And as the wild flowers bloom over his grave his friends have (the) consolation of knowing that he died as he lived, a true christian, a kind friend, and a devoted patriot. W. L.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 7, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Halley, Hugh P.

Old Soldier, Hugh P. Halley, Passes
His Passing Leaves But Seven Union Veterans In Gallia County
Funeral At Providence Church At 2 Sunday P. M .
     Hugh P. Halley, a Union soldier of the '60's, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at the home of his son, Fleming R. Halley, about 3 miles back of Bladen. It had been known here for a week or two that he was ill and that little or no hope for his recovery was entertained.
     Sounding of taps for this venerable and lifelong resident of Ohio Twp., leaves but seven of his old comrades in this county. One of them Jacob Spires, long a resident of Alice, has really been making his home, at least most of the last year with relatives at Marion, Ohio. Still another, T. J. Clark, is a patient in the Holzer Hospital.

ONE SURVIVOR HERE                                                                                  
     Now there is but one old soldier in the lower part of the county- James Gatewood, whose post office is Crown City but whose home is in Ohio twp.
     Dr. A. B. Garrett is the only surviving "boy in blue" in Gallipolis or in the tier of townships extending straight back from this point to the Jackson line, that is, Gallipolis, Green, Perry and Greenfield townships.
     The other three survivors are M. C. Boice, Cheshire R. D.; Harvey Russell, Vinton; Francis W. Brookman, Kerr; "Squire David R. Edwards died at his home in Greenfield twp. late in March.
     Mr. Halley was in his 91st year, having been born on Feb. 10, 1847 . He is the last of his family that has had an important part in the upbuilding [sic] of the county. His exact age was 90 years, 6 months, and 23 days.
     In Feb. 15, 1864, when a lad of 17 years, he enlisted at Mercerville in the war against secession and became a member of Co.F, 33rd regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Col. James H. Montgomery, a notable warrior from Ohio Twp.
     Mr. Halley remained in the service until July 15, 1865, when he was honorably discharged at Louisville, Ky. After the war he was a member of the G. A. R. post at Bladen until it had to be disbanded because of it's dwindling membership through deaths.
     When still a young man Mr. Halley married Susan Day and they lived where the son Fleming now owns and lives. She died in March, 1885. They are survived by three sons besides Fleming R.- Lee Halley of Gallipolis, Alzora of Eureka and James Halley of Bladen. There are 10 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at Providence Church, of which deceased was a member, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, in charge of Rev. C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
3 Sept 1937
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch                                                                      Top of Page

Halley, James Timothy, Rev.

     Rev. Timothy Halley died very suddenly of apoplexy at his home near Crown City Monday morning, aged about 70 years. He had eaten a hearty breakfast and was in his usual health when the attack came on. Dr. Williams was summoned but Rev. Halley was beyond the aid of man. He was a good Christian gentleman and bore the good will of every one. He was buried at Good Hope Wednesday afternoon.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 24, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Halliday, Alexander

     Died, at the residence of Mr. Wm. Waddell, in Green township, Feb. 6th, 1869, Mr. Alexander Halliday, in the 29th year of his age. His disease was pulmonary consumption. The deceased was a young man of excellent qualities, and won the confidence and esteem of all who formed his acquaintance. Never influenced, by circumstances contrary to correct convictions of duty, to do a wrong act, he was truly a consistent, prudent, sober-minded young man. His business qualifications were above what may be termed ordinary, and he was ever honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellow man.
     His disease was of long continuance, yet he was a remarkable example of patience, even in his severest sufferings. When convinced of the near approach of death, he adjusted all his business affairs in a very satisfactory manner, and sought at once to make preparation to enter upon the eternal future. He doubtless realized the pardoning love of the Redeemer and left the world in the triumph of a living faith. Conscious till the last moments of life, he realized fully his situation and longed for his departure. He leaves the pleasing assurance to his friends who mourn their loss, that he has entered the rest of the Saints, and leaves behind for their remembrance the earnest request to meet him in a better land.

[Note: He is buried in McCaskey Cemetery in Meigs County. Served as Squirrel Hunter.]

The Gallipolis Journal
February 11, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Halliday, John T.

John T. Halliday Dead
Close of the Career of a Conspicuous Gallipolis Merchant
A Sketch of the Busy and Useful Life That Ended Sunday
     Mr. John Thomas Halliday departed this life Sunday morning, Nov. 20, 1899, at half past ten o'clock.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John W. McCormick and Rev. L.L. Magee at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuesday afternoon at half past one o'clock. The interment will be conducted at Mound Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hayward & Son. The pall bearers will be Messrs. Alex and Frank McCormick, sons of W.H. McCormick, Wm. and Thomas Mccormick, sons of J.W. McCormick and Way and Laing McCormick, sons of Chas. H. McCormick.
     The death of Mr. Halliday was not unexpected. He died from a slow but progressive paralysis, comparatively painless, but none the less insidious and deadly. His first attack occured at Delaware five years ago. He partially recovered from this and it was hoped he would have no more of it, but a year ago last January while going out to the cistern to get a pitcher of water he received a fall on the icy ground which gave him a severe jar, and it is supposed injured his spine and aggravated the trouble, never having been able to walk scarcely afterward and his decline has been steadily progressive from that on, finally affecting his eyes so that he could not read, and finally blinding him entirely so that he could not tell day from night and rendering him helpless as an infant, unable to move hand or foot or even his head. His mind remained clear however, up to the eight o'clock Saturday night or even later, when he passed peacefully away at the hour named, almost without a sign of dissolution. He was fully aware of his condition and was fully prepared for the change. Death has no terrors for a well spent life and he met his fate philosophically and even with his habitual cheerfulness.
     Mr. Halliday was born 66 years ago on the first day of this month. He was the only son of the late Thomas Halliday, who with his brother Laing Halliday, did a large mercantile business where Mr. Hutchinson's hardware store is now, the firm being at one time known as Halliday, Waddell & Co. He began clerking for the firm early in life and finally succeeded them in the business, and for many years had one of the most popular stores ever established in this city, and did a large and remunerative business.
    On November 15, 1854, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Waddell McCormick, daughter of John and Sallie McCormick, his venerable mother-in-law surviving him at nearly 90 years of age. By this union he became the father of sons, Messrs. Frank J. Halliday, of Delaware, O., and J. Ernest Halliday, merchant, of this city, and daughter, Mrs. W.H. Harvey of Chicago, these and wife being left to mourn one they loved more than tongue can tell.
    After many years of successful business, W.Y. Miles of Lancaster, married Mrs. Halliday's sister, Miss Irene E. McCormick, and opened a dry goods store in the National Bank building on Court street. Later on the two firms became one, Mr. Miles moving his stock to that of Mr. Halliday, and they merging their retail business into a wholesale business, thus founding the first and only wholesale dry goods house this city ever had. They were very successful and soon found themselves compelled to find more commodious quarters, taking the big store room of the late W.H. Langley fronting the Park, where the Deardorff & Poore store now stands. Even this was not large enough and later they moved into the William C. Miller block, now occupied by J.M. Kerr & Co., and completely filled that capacious structure from top to bottom and did an immense business. Mr. Miles became infatuated with the idea of going to Columbus, and Mr. Halliday promptly purchased his interest, paying him $50,000 therefore. When Mr. Miles retired from the firm he was succeeded by the late C.H. Schaefer, and the firm name was changed from Halliday & Miles, to John T. Halliday & Co. Later on Mr. Schaefer retired from the firm and Mr. Halliday's son Frank and son-in-law, W.H. Harvey became members of the firm.
     Each change seemed to bring new life and inspiration to the house and in all its changes its success was phenomenal. Later on, and Mr. Halliday having become one of the wealthiest citizens the county ever produced, he retired, selling out his entire concern to Messrs. B.F. Barlow, Joseph Schenck, Wm. Lanning and Edward Mills, and the firm name became Barlow, Lanning & Co. This firm a few years ago moved to Huntington and there sold out and all are now in other business.
     This is simply a sketch of Mr. Halliday's mercantile career. While this was in progress, he conducted much other business on various lines and was a large stockholder and director in the Ohio Valley Bank and became its Vice President. If we remember rightly he also became intersted largely in the First National Bank. He bought farms and conducted them, built many nice houses and gave employment to many people. One thing he did for which he has received more credit than any man in this town, and that was for looking after the interests of the young men of his own town and lending them his assistance to getting a start in the world. He did not hunt up strangers. He was almost a father to the young men of his own city and there are many who will cherish his memory and keep it green for having put them in the right way and made men of them.      After retiring from his long and successful career as a merchant he moved to Delaware, O. It seemed impossible for him to keep out of business, and he became the largest shipper of hay in Ohio. In the meantime, even before retiring from the dry goods business he invested largely and we are told profitably in Colorado silver mines, and he continued to be interested in business in Gallipolis, and had an interest in the dry goods house of Hanson, Williams & Co., and the wholesale boot and shoe house of F.R. Williams Co., and had he not been overtaken by illness would doubtless have been actively and largely engaged in business to the hour of his death. It may be said here, that whatsoever received his personal supervision and attention became a success. He had nerve and business ability and was a fine accountant and financier. His mind not only grapsed a general idea of enterprise in hand, but the smallest details so essential to success, seemed not to escape him, In this, he was different from the majority of men. Indeed, take him all in all, there were few like him or his equal. He was the soul of honor. The name of John T. Halliday carried solidity and responsibility and was golden when spoken, and amid all his business cares he never forgot his duties to his Creator. He was a patriarch and father in the Methodist Church to which he was attached. His gifts to it were munificent. No man worthy of consideration ever applied to him for credit or assistance, but that he received it. Some are good to their friends, and their friends' friends, but John T. Halliday was good to all. Every man who knew him will revere his memory. The world was better for his having lived in it, and did we not believe that such as he would be blessed in the hereafter, all the brightness of this life would fade out of our heart. He helped everything that was good, that was elevating or progressive, left a record that every man should emulate. He was a model citizen whose careeer should be an inspiration to every young man. He neglected nothing that tended towards the betterment of himself or fellows. He was a student of good works and good books. He was genial to every one and always had time in his busiest hours to say a pleasant word. Even to those by whom he suffered financially he was kind and unreproachful and when sickness and death overtook him he went not down to his tomb unwept, unhonored and unsung.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 20, 1899
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, Asher B.

     Infirmities of age caused the death of Asher B. Hamilton, 88, retired miller, and former resident of Vinton, Gallia Co., at Protestant Hospital, Saturday. Mr. Hamilton came to Columbus two years ago to make his home with his son, Dr. Edwin A. Hamilton, 153 12th ave. and daughter, Mrs. William Porter, Clintonville. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Emily Hamilton, and another daughter, Mrs. John Eagle at Vinton. The body will be sent to Vinton Monday for funeral. Burial will be made in the McGhee cemetery. Columbus Citizen

[Note: He was a Squirrel Hunter from Gallia County.]

Gallia Times
April 7, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, Charles

Death of Mr. Chas. Hamilton
     Mr. Charles Hamilton, living on 2d avenue between Spruce and Pine, died this Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock. The funeral services will probably be Wednesday. He left a wife but no children and was an old soldier and drew a pension. He was a painter by occupation, but got crippled up and did little but mend umbrellas of late years. He was a very clever man with many friends. Hayward has charge of the body.

[Note: We have an a.k.a. for this man as Jeffery S. Hawk. See his obituary. It appears that he went by Hawk on all official records. Charles does not have a death record here nor does he appear on any census records. Yet the obit is in twice, once under Hawk and once under Hamilton. Why did he use two names? ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 7, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hamilton, James M.

Aged Veteran Passes Was Member of 43rd O.V.I.
     James M. Hamilton, 89, a Civil War veteran, former resident of Vinton died Sunday night at his home in Columbus. He was a member of Co. B, 43rd Ohio Infantry. He is surived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Rome, Spahr, of Oklahoma City, and six sons, Charles B. of Pasadena, Harry J. of Oklahoma City, Clare J. of Denver, James of Columbus, Bert of Vinton and Gail W. Hamilton. The body will be brought to Vinton for funeral services and burial.

[Note: He was buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 10, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamilton, John A.

     Captain JOHN A. HAMILTON, one of our most highly esteemed and worthy citizens, departed this life at half past six o'clock last Wednesday evening, September 3rd. His virtue are known to all of us. Vice, he had none. He was born March 18, 1840, and came to this City with his mother and the rest of the family when about 10 years of age. At an early age he taught school in Green Township. in the Beardsley Settlement. He clerked for some time in Henry M. Onderdonk's book store, in this City. He was bookkeeper for the late grocery house of John A. Robinson, and Robinson & Bailey.
     In 1862 he enlisted in Company B, of the 91st O. V. I., Captain James Niday, as Orderly Sergeant, and participated in many severe skirmishes and battles in the Shenadoah Valley, being promoted to 2nd and 1st Lieutenant, and finally Captain.
     For many years he served with honesty and fidelity as cashier of The First National Bank, of this City, and was one of the directors of the same. In the meantime he was elected to many local positions of trust and honor, by almost a unanimous vote - serving as City Treasurer, and Secretary and Treasurer of several Building and Loan Associations, member and President of the City Council, one of the Board of Trade, a director of the Gallipolis, McArthur & Columbus Railroad, and in fact has been connected with almost everey work of enterprise and importance in which the people were interested during his life time. Such a man cannot pass away without leaving a vacancy hard to fill.
     But above all these things he was a good citizen, a true friend, a kind husband and father, and his memory will be kept green with all of us for years to come. His funeral services took place at his late residence last Saturday afternoon, September 6, and were conducted by Rev. W. H. Lewis, in the double capacity of Chaplain of the Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was prominent member, and as Minister of the Gospel. He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery, M. R. Gross conducting the burial. A large concourse of friends followed him to the tomb. Every citizen turned out to pay the last respects to his memory. His family consisted of wife and two daughters. He was a brother of Captain R. L. Hamilton and Engineer Robert Hamilton of the Steamer Boone. Peace be with him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XVII
Number 42
September 9, 1884
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                          

Hamilton, John A.

Tribute of Respect.
Ariel Lodge No 156, I. O. O. F.,
Gallipolis, O., Sept. 9th, 1884

     WHEREAS, a mysterious Providence has removed by death from our Order a shining light, in our much loved brother John A. Hamilton, we do hereby express our heartfelt sorrow for the sad bereavement that has not only deprived us of a worthy brother, whose many noble traits unfolded week after week for so many years in the Lodge room; the community at large, where he moved with manly dignity and honest intention; and the home circle, where with a husband's devotion and a father's loving care, he was a model worthy of imitation:
     RESOLVED, That we hereby express our sincere sympathy with the widow and orphans of our deceased brother, and may God encircle them in His everlasting arms of love and protection.
     RESOLVED, That in respect for our deceased brother the Lodge room be draped in mourning for the period of thirty days.
     RESOLVED, That the above preamble and resolution be entered upon our Records, and a copy of them be furnished to the family of the deceased.


Gallipolis Journal
September 18, 1884
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Hamilton, Robert Kelley

Death of Robert K. Hamilton
     Robert Kelley Hamilton, the subject of this sketch, was born August 8, 1842. He was brother of the late John A. Hamilton, Cashier of the First National Bank of this city, the late David Hamilton and Captain R.L. Hamilton, the well known Kanawha and Ohio River man, at present commanding the Gallipolis steam ferry-boat, Champion.
     He was married to Miss Alice Halliday, daughter of the late Laing Halliday and has been engineer on various steamboats among them the Scotia, Boone and Luella.
     He was always physically delicate, but was actively employed for the most of his life, until July 1892, when on the Luella, a cylinder head blew out, a piece of iron striking him on the right leg which seemed to give him a nervous shock. He went to the Marine Hospital in Cairo, Ill., where he remained a short time, when he returned to the boat and resumed his duties for a few days when he was attacked with a stomach trouble. He again went to the Hospital where he remained until the next October, when he came home receiving the best of treatment and attention here. Last July Dr. Hanson accompanied him to Cincinnati, where Dr. Eichberg, a specialist, was consulted, but no good results followed, and he continued to decline from the most intense suffering, only alleviated by the free use of anodynes.
     Tuesday afternoon, February 20, 1894, he passed away leaving a widow to mourn the great loss of a most estimable companion. His funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon by Rev. W.E.I. d'Argent of the Presbyterian church, at his late residence on Second Street, the burial following at Mound Hill, by Hayward & Son, and all under the direcion of Ariel Lodge I.O.O.F., assisted by Knights of Pythias, of which Orders he was a worthy member.
     Mr. Hamilton was a most excellent citizen with a large circle of warm friends. His death will be regretted by all who knew him, and his widow will have the sympathy of the entire community.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Journal
February 24, 1894
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hamm, William J.

W.J. Hamm Dies in Rio Grande Thursday Eve
Civil War Veteran Had Three Grand Children in This City
     William J. Hamm, a veteran of the Civil War, died at 8 p.m. Thursday evening at his home in Rio Grande. Mr. Hamm was a well known and prominent farmer. Surviving relatives are three brothers, Creighton, Center Point, Frank, Rio Grande, and John, of Chicago, and four grandchildren, one in northern Ohio the son of his late son, James, and the three children of his daughter the late Mrs. W.D. Thomas, Mrs. Lorah Robinson, Loren and Elizabeth Mary Thomas of this city. Funeral will be held at Old Pine church Sunday at 10 a.m. and burial in the cemetery there.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 5th WVVI and in Co. F, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery. The dates on his stone are 1849-1927.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 18, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hampton, James

     Mr. James Hampton died at his home near Addison on Feb. 27, aged 85 years. He was a brother of the late Colonel Hampton and John Hampton and was the last of his family. He was a civil war veteran and a member of the G. A. R. Post at Kyger, which had charge of his funeral.

[Note: He served in Co. C, 36th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 10, 1905
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hampton, Taylor W.

Death of Col. Taylor W. Hampton at Denver, Colorado, Last Saturday.
     Our readers will be pained, we know, to read the above announcement. The news was received yesterday (Sunday) by telegram to Dr. James Johnston from Colonel Hampton's son-in-law, S. M. Brandyberry. It simply said: "Col. Hampton died yesterday (Saturday). Heart disease. Have written."
     Colonel and Mrs. Hampton had been in Denver perhaps four or five weeks. Mrs Hampton is in poor health, and as is generally known her daughter Mrs. Brandyberry is in poor health, and they were there to visit Mr. and Mrs. Brandyberry and receive such benefits from the climate as they might obtain. Dr. Johnston says he spent considerable time with Col. Hampton while on his recent trip to Denver and a week ago last Thursday had quite a long conversation with him. He seemed to be in perfect health, and was in the best of spirits and was jovial and jolly as of old. He intended when the Doctor was there, to return to Columbus with Mrs. Hampton about September 1st, and his death must have been a great shock to his friends there as it will be to those here and elsewhere.
     Col. Hampton must have been nearly if not quite 70 years of age. He was a kindly hearted, courteous and agreeable man. He was Lieutenant Colonel of the 141st Ohio Infantry in the war, which regiment was composed of more than ordinarily fine looking men, and the Colonel was behind none in personal appearance. After the war he settled in Gallipolis and entered upon the practice of the law and was an earnest and eloquent advocate at the Bar. He served two terms as Prosecuting Attorney of the county and filled the office creditably. He was an ardent Republican, an adroit politician and had a large following of personal friends, who will with us deplore his death. His family have our deepest sympathy. We do not know at this time what disposition will be made of his remains but expect to know at an early date.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, August 31, 1892
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hampton, Taylor W.

Arrival of Remains--Ex-Soldiers Pay Respect to His Memory.
[Columbus Evening Dispatch (Wednesday)]
     The remains of Colonel T. W. Hampton arrived at home at 8 o'clock this morning and will be buried from his late residence, corner of Neil and Second avenues, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
     He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry for three years in the late war, receiving wounds and injuries which finally caused his death. He moved to this city from Gallipolis, O, about six years ago, during which time he practiced law and had built up a very nice business. Two months ago he took his wife, whose health was failing, to Colorado Springs, where he took to his bed and died in nine days.
     Deceased was a man of noble character actuated at all times by honest and upright motives, generous and kind, a true friend to the old soldiers, their widows and orphans, giving liberally of his time and means to relieve their wants. He was a member of Cadot Post G. A. R. at Gallipolis, Ohio, but never joined any organization here.
     Old soldiers, regardless of organizatrions, will meet at the corner of Neil and Second avenues at 1:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, to pay their respects to the memory of a gallant comrade who sacrificed his all, health and eventually life itself, for his country.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 7, 1892
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Hank, George B.

     George B. Hank was born about 1827 and he enlisted August 30, 1862 in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He was taken prisoner of war at Rogersville, Tennessee on November 6, 1863 and died of disease at Andersonville Prison May 16, 1864. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. His widow received his penison on May 17, 1865.

Obit constructed from soldier records and newspaper article
Gallipolis Journal
January 19,1865
Constructed by Henny Evans

Hanlin, Moses

Death of Mr. Hanlin
     Mr. Moses Hanlin, aged about 58 years, died at his home on First Avenue after an illness of a good many years. He served in the war of the Rebellion and was a member of the Leaper Post of the G. A. R. under whose auspices the funeral was held. The deceased leaves three daughters and four sons, his wife having died only a few months ago. Rev. Mr. Arthur, of Epworth Chapel, conducted the religious ceremonies.

[Note: Moses Hanlin is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. His tombstone reads 1848-July 1904]

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 22, 1904
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Hanna, Daniel S.

     Daniel S. Hanna was killed September 28, 1863 in a battle at Jonesboro, Tennessee while serving in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He left a widow Harriet R.

1890 Military Census
Abstracted by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Hanna, H. P.

SUDDEN Was Call of Death Angel for Judge Hanna.
Hear [Heart] Disease Claims Prominent Soldier and Politician.
     Judge H. P. Hanna died suddenly of heart disease, at his home in this city Thurday evening about nine o'clock, April 2, 1908. He had been a sufferer more or less from heart trouble and rheumatism for some time, though his condition was not considered serious until a few days before his death, when an examination by the X-ray showed that he had aneurism of the aortic artery. He quit his office work and began to take the best of care of himself and the day of his death ate his meals as usual and was very cheerful and comfortable. About nine o'clock he and Mrs. Hanna went upstairs to retire and when they had ascended the stairs he complained of pain in his chest. Mrs. Hanna went downstairs to telephone the doctor and she heard a fall. She had left him sitting on the side of the bed and he had fallen to the floor. Dr. Bean and Mr. Tanner arrived immediately and they placed him in bed, but he soon expired.
     Mr. Hanna was born on a farm near Vinton and would have been 65 years of age the 22 of this month. He enlisted in Company G. 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery at the age of 20 and served during the war. After the war he was Postmaster, express agent and railroad agent at Alice for several years.
     He was popular and in 1890 he was nominated for Probate Judge and elected and re-elected in 1908. He served two terms as state senator and among other things was author of the law creating the office of State Fire Marshal.
     For several years he had been a Trustee of the Children's Home, in which he took great interest. From a number of prominent men he was chosen as Trustee of Middleport Bank and has given it his entire attention for several months. He was a director of the Gallipolis Savings and Loan company and an official in Grace M. E. Church for many years. He was a member of G. A. R. and the Knights of Pythias.
Whether in private life or in the discharge of official duties Judge Hanna was always sincere, honorable and able. As a public official he made an enviable record and his motives or integrity were never questioned. He was a staunch friend and his word was as good as his bond.
     His home life was happy and he delighted in caring for his family who in return gave him full measure of affection. Though firm in decision he was kindly and gentle and his death comes as a personal loss to those who knew him. The funeral services were held at Grace M. E. church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Cherrington and Elder Hawk and the edifice was crowded to its capacity. The burial was at Mound Hill by Haward & Son.
The Knights of Pythias and G. A. R. attended the services in a body and escorted the remains to their last resting place.
     Besides a devoted wife, he leaves four children, John P. Hanna of Marietta, Edward Hanna of Columbus, Mrs. Vint Tanner of Gallipolis and Mrs. Wilbur Stone of Junction, Idaho.

[Note: The tombstone of Judge H. P. Hanna reads 1843-1908]

Gallipolis Journal
April 10, 1908
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Hanna, Hudson Perry

Death of a Prominent Citizen of Gallipolis - Well Known Here
     Gallipolis, O. April [unreadable text] - The friends and acquaintances of Judge H. P. Hanna everywhere will be shocked to hear of this sudden death which occurred at his home on Second avenue in this city a little before nine o’clock Thursday evening, April 2, 1908. He would have been 65 years of age this month.
     He was born on a farm near Vinton, this county, which he left at the age of 20 to enlist in Company G, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery and he served his country to the close of the war. After the war he went to work for the Hocking Valley railroad and was the agent, express agent and post master and filled various minor [unreadable text] positions.
     He was married right after the war, July 8, 1866, to Miss Drusilla Turner. He became the father of Mr. Ed Hanna, statistician in a state office in Columbus; John P. Hanna, banker of Marietta; Mrs. Vinton A. Tanner, of this city; and Mrs. Wilbur Stone, of Junction, Idaho, all of whom with his good wife survive him.
     He had a host of friends out about Vinton, and they crowded him forward for the office of Probate Judge, to which office he was elected in 1890, and about that time he moved to Gallipolis, selling his farm. He [unreadable text] splendid Judge of Probate Court and was re-elected in 1893 and served life full time, becoming well acquainted with Gallipolis people, and made a host of friends. He was easily nominated for the state senate and was an important and influential member of that body, and was the author of the bill creating the office of State Fire Marshal. He served on various important committees while in the Senate, on finance, agriculture, penitentiary, Industrial School, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home, federal relations, benevolent institutions and insurance. At his death he was an official member of Grace M. E. church, a director on the Gallipolis Savings and Loan company and trustee of the Middleport bank in bankruptcy.
     He had belonged to various orders—more than he could well attend—Knight Templars, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and G. A. R. and believe at his death, he attended only the Grand Army of the Republic and Knights of Pythias, the last having charge of his burial.
     The {unreadable text} had aneurism of the aortic artery, a weak place right at the curve on top which caused a dilation that could be easily seen by means of the x-ray that was used. He quit his office work last Saturday. Yesterday evening his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Tan[n]er were in, leaving between 7 and 8 o’clock. They had not been gone long until he and Mrs. Hanna retired to an upstairs room to go to bed. Exertion of going upstairs seemed to affect him and he again complained of the pain in his chest. Mrs. Hanna got up and went downstairs to telephone the physician and Mr. and Mrs. Tanner. The telephone is located under their room and she heard, as she supposed, Judge Hanna fall to the floor. She had left him sitting on the side of the bed. She ran right upstairs and found him lying on his face on the floor. Dr. Bean and Mr. Tanner were close behind Mrs. Hanna and they raised him up and got him to bed, but he soon died.
     The funeral was held Sunday and was very largely attended.

Reprint of a Gallipolis Paper Article in an Unknown Marietta, OH, Newspaper
Abt. Thursday, April 2. 1908
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                     Top of Page

Hanna, Hudson Perry

Father of John P. Hanna Dies Suddenly
     News of the sudden death of ex-State Senator H. P. Hanna, of Gallipolis, father of John P. Hanna, treasurer of the People’s Banking & Trust Company, was received in the city, Thursday evening. Mr. Hanna had been in his usual health until Thursday evening about 8 o’clock, when he told his wife that he felt ill. She immediately went to the home of her daughter just a short distance from the house to advise her of Mr. Hanna’s illness and when she returned she found him dead in his chair.
     The deceased was about 65 years of age. While the information received by telephone did not state the cause of death, it is thought that heart failure was the cause. Mr. John Hanna left the city this morning to attend the funeral.

Unknown Marietta, OH, Newspaper
Abt. Thursday, April 2, 1908
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Harding, Edson R.

     Mr. Edson R. Harding, of Dayton, O., was found dead in a chair the other day. He was a native of Gallia County, having been born in Cheshire Township about 57 years ago. The remains were brought here and interred at Kyger, Friday morning of last week.
     He was a brother to Hale, Casper and Lewis Harding, of Kyger; Wilson, of Vanceton, and Art Harding, of Kansas; also a half-brother to A.B. Harding of Kyger, and Mrs. Helen Chapman, of Letart. He was a druggist,single and a gentleman of noble traits.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 22, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Harper, James

Death of Capt. James Harper
     Our community was shocked in the early evening of Wednesday last by the intelligence of the sudden death of Capt. James Harper. He was standing at the corner of Court and Third Streets, in front of C. D. Kerr's drug store, when the sudden summons came. Although he had complained of not feeling well on the day of his death, he was apparently in his usual health and his sudden taking off seemed incredible as the news spread about the streets. The testimony of eye-witnesses indicates that there was no warning of the fatal stroke. Although past the allotted three score and ten years, he was yet a vigorous man and to all appearances the perfection of physical manhood. Captain Harper was well known to the citizens of the entire county, having been engaged in journalism in connection with the Gallipolis Journal almost continuously for the past forty years. He was a man of intrepid character and marked personality, and through his journalistic career he left his impress upon the entire community. His editorial labors were characterized by that bold and independent spirit that actuated the man in all his conduct. At the time of his death he was the only charter member left of those who organized the lodge of Odd Fellows in this city, and it is characteristic of him that in all the time since its organization he never drew one cent of benefits from the order except upon one occasion when sickness entitled him to the usual allotment, he drew it and immediately paid it into the widows' and orphans' fund of the order.
     At the breaking out of the war he was selected to command the home militia and rendered effective service in that capacity. His judgement and decision were such as to fit him for such responsibility and commanded the respect of all who were under him. Since the Journal passed to the present Company he has been engaged in no active labor and his familiar figure was to be seen every day on our streets and especially along the Park front, which he loved to haunt. He was rich in reminiscences, and his positive manner always gained the attention of his listener.
     Capt. Harper was born at Lancaster, O., November 7th, 1819, and a portion of his youth was spent in this city where his father edited the Journal. During his early manhood he lived in Louisville, Ky., and for six years was employed at the printer's trade on the old Louisville Journal. At the time he left that office he had attained to the position as foreman, and upon his departure was presented with a "Golden Rule" which he cherished up to his death as a mark of distinction. He had started more than fifty young men out in the world as practical printers, whose knowledge of the trade had been acquired under his direction.
     He was married November 27, 1847, to Miss Susan Drouillard, daughter of Joseph Drouillard, and his wife survives him. It was shortly after his marriage that he came to this city and purchased the Gallipolis Journal, and he has resided here continuously since that time, with the exception of two years he spent in Louisville.
The funeral services were held on Saturday last, Rev. P. A. Baker officiating. The ceremonies were under the direction of the I. O. O. F., the members of which order gathered from throughout the county to pay their respects to their departed brother. The interment took place at the Old Cemetery.
     The following relatives from abroad were in attendance at the funeral; Mrs. Martha I. Edwards, of Delaware, Ohio, a sister; his brother, Edward Harper, of Cincinnati; Miss Emma Sands, neice, of Zaleski, Ohio; Mrs. Emily D. Norton, and son Frank, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

'O blessed sleep! and oh more blessed wakening,
From earth's distress to heaven's delights to leap!
The night's all past, the glorious morning breaking,
For so He giveth His beloved sleep.

'O empty shell! O beautiful, frail prison!
Cold, white and vacant, tenantless and dumb!
From such poor clay as this has Christ arisen--
For such as this He shall in glory come!

[Note: Old Cemetery is Pine Street Cemetery. Captain James Harper is buried in Pine Street Cemetery. His tombstone reads November 17, 1819-September 16, 1891.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 22, 1891
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Harper, James

On the Death of Capt. Harper.
     Dropped dead! What a shock of gloom cast about us! The spirit that warmed and animated the frail casket of clay has forever fled! Like a lamp extinguished before the dawn of a coming day, his soul has soared to unknown realms of light, leaving that manly form in the chill embrace of death. Called up higher--yet he will be missed from the ranks of the living. From among his hosts of friends and neighbors who loved and esteemed him! From the best circles of society--from the threshold of his home--from the side of his affectionate companion, brothers and sisters--all! He will be sadly missed. His death leaves a void in their hearts that can never be filled. Although he had lived past man's allotted three score and ten years, we are reluctant to see the earth close over the remains of one whose life had been so fraught with usefulness--of one whose career has been so brightly distinguished. Faithful and true to the principles he advocated; while he boldly and independently maintained his convictions of right, his conduct toward his opposers, was so high toned and honorable that even his enemies respected him. We knew him best in by-gone years through the spirit of his editorials. Endowed by nature with more than ordinary genius--the instructive words, wise counsel and pure sentiments of brotherly kindness portrayed by his gifted pen, made lasting impressions on the minds of his readers. He towered above the common ranks like a prince among his fellow men, and our frail pen can pronounce no higher eulogy on his memory than to say his generous soul was free from malice or envy. True to his country in her hour of need, he made a bold stand and with sword and pen wielded a powerful hand in defense of our time-honored institutions. He was truly one of nature's noblemen. We lament the loss of such--snatched as it were so suddenly from our midst, from the companion of his years, and from those bound to him by the strongest kindred ties--the stroke seems heavy, and yet, while we try to yield submissively to "Him who giveth and taketh away", we entreat you to check the rising sigh of grief and be cousoled (consoled) with the thought that he escaped the scourge of disease. Dropped dead, without a struggel (struggle).
     No lingering days and languishing nights of torturing pain or scorching fever for Him to endure. Only wafted, as it were into that dreamless sleep which ends in an Eternity of light and joy and peace. Only summoned by the soft touch of the merciful hand of our great Creator--called up higher where among the ranks of Heaven's redeemed, he awaits you. Tis glorious thus to die!

"How vast God's love; how vain the skill of mortals!
He did not mean that we should understand,
Until our feet had crossed the shining portal;
The things so deep, and fathomless, and grand.

And he has made a Heaven--a place most holy,
For his redeemed to sometime enter in,
And there is room for all the meek and lowly
Whose faith thro' sorrow, hath washed out all sin.

----- believe, when we shall cross the river,
----- bridge is death--and reach the other side,
There in that land with God, the Mighty Giver,
Our hearts shall ever more be satisfied."

                    Mrs. Maggie L. Johnson,
                    Saundersville, O.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, October 1, 1891
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Harper, James

Resolutions Upon the Death of James Harper
     The following report of the committee was unanimously adopted by the lodge:
Paeamble [Preamable]: In the death of our brother, James Harper, Ariel Lodge has lost its oldest and most honored member, and Oddfellowship, its foremost and staunchest supporter. Brother Harper was a charter member of Ariel Lodge, and the last in our midst of that faithful few who laid the foundation of the Order in our city. He was not merely a charter member, but himself the prime mover and the chief actor in the organization. From the organization down to the day of his death, covering a period of more than forty years, he was an active, consistent member of the Lodge, his interest never waning, his zeal never lessening; his hand was ever open to an Odd Fellow; his tongue and pen ever ready to defend and uphold the Order; his heart always in the work. The sterling character and rugged individuality of Brother James Harper were in many respects typical of Oddfellowship and its best exemplification. He believed in "a universal fraternity in the family of man," and illustrated the truthfulness of his profession y constantly administering sympathy and relief. He, like his beloved Order, sought to improve and elevate the character of man; to imbue him with proper conception of his capabilities for good; to enlighten his mind; to enlarge the sphere of his affections; in a word, to lend man to the true fraternal relations designed by the Great Author of his being. With him, Friendship toward man prompted the contest, Love supplied the weapon, and Truth consecrated the effort and gave the victory. He was an Odd Fellow in deed and in truth; therefore, be it Resolved,
That this preamble and resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Lodge.
That the Lodge room be draped in mourning for the period of sixty days.
     That we tender our sympathies to the widow of our dear brother, and that an engrossed copy of this report be furnished her, and that a copy of this preamble and resolution be furnished each of the city newspapers, with a request for their publication.


Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, November 11, 1891
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Harrington, Francis Clayton

Old Soldier Called
     Francis Clayton Harrington, 75, a native of Clay Tp. and a member of Co. L, 7th Ohio Cavalry, died of bronchitis at his home on Garfield Ave., Monday, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Leaper and Mrs. Thevinen.
     Rev. J. L. Porter conducted the funeral at Centenary at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Burial by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Francis Clayton Harrington is buried in Centenary Cemetery, Green Twp. His death certificate reads July 7, 1842-July 30, 1917]

Gallipolis Journal
August 2, 1917
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Harrison, Lewis

     Lewis Harrison, whose serious illness has been mentioned in the Journal, died Sunday night at 11 o’clock. His remains will be taken to Morgan Centre Tuesday morning for burial. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton, of Rio Grande, at the church at that place.

[Note: He served in Co. K, 173rd and as a Squirrel Hunter. He is buried in Vance Cemetery in Morgan Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
October 20, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Harrison, Robert, Sr.

Death of Robt. Harrison, Sr.
     Mr. Robert Harrison, Sr., of Harrison township, about 84 years old, died Sunday afternoon about 1 o'clock. He had a stroke of paralysis a week ago Friday, and another stroke Sunday. He leaves several married children, but his wife preceded him. He was a nice old man.

[Note: He is buried in Macedonia Cemetery in Harrison Township and he served in Co. H, 32nd O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 6, 1904
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Harshbarger, Thomas J.

Veteran Soldier Taken
     Thomas Harshbarger,70, died at his home in Jackson last Sunday. He was a member of the 91st Ohio and a comrade of a number of Gallia countians.

[Note: He lived in Gallia County quite a few years before moving to Jackson. He was in Co. A, 91st O.V.I and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson County.]

Gallia Times
November 12, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hartsook, Joseph

Joseph Hartsook Dead
     Joseph Hartsook, an old soldier who spent much of his time here in recent years, died at the home of his son David in Pleasant Valley, Raccoon township, the latter part of last week. The funeral was held at the Brush church near Vinton Monday. He is survived by several adult sons and daughters. He was a fine, affable, pleasant old gentleman.

[Note: Joseph Hartsook is buried in Brush Cemetery, Huntington Twp. His tombstone reads Born 1837]

Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1915
Transcribed by Karen Strojin

Haskins, Charles

     Charles Haskins, Private, aged 18, enlisted Aug. 4th, 1861, from Guyan township, died at Memphis, Tenn., of consumption, July 25th, 1863, unmarried, leaving a widowed mother.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. One source said he died of disease at Camp Sherman, Mississippi July 30, 1863 and another source states he died in Memphis. It's very possible he became ill at Vicksburg and was transferred to Memphis for treatment. He is probably the Charles A. Haskins who was a private in Co. K, 16th OVI, which was involved in the Seige of Vicksburg, which ended on July 4, 1863. There is an additional problem in that the list where this was found primarily listed soldiers from the 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and there was also a Charles Haskins in that regiment who served near this same date, but that regiment was serving in Virginia at that time.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Haskins, Henry G.

Henry Haskins Dead
Prominent Citizen of Guyan Towship Has Passed Away
     In the death of Henry G. Haskins, at his home in Guyan Township on Saturday, February 21, 1914, Gallia County loses one of its leading citizens. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death, which was caused by an attack of pneumonia.
     The funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. N. B. Barnett, burial being in the family graveyard by undertakers Stevers, the following acting as pall bearers: J. L., W. S., Henry and J. P. Haskins, W. W. Colwell and W. M. Montgomery.
     The deceased was a son of Hiram and Elizabeth Haskins and was born in Guyan township where he spent all his life. He began teaching school when a young man and at the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. B 173rd O. V. I. He was made a Sergeant in 1864 and was mustered out at Nashville in 1865. Returning from the war, he continued teaching. Altogether he taught 32 years or 77 terms of 3 months each. In 1873 he was married to Elizabeth Crawford.
     He is survived by his widow, sons Dr. J. P. Haskins, of Gallipolis, H. E.
Haskins at home, Dr. E. Blaine Haskins of Mississippi, daughters Miss Nora Haskins of Lancaster, Mrs. Margaret Daniels, of Columbus and by a brother, Hiram Haskins. Mr. Haskins was a man of high character and was held in great esteem by his many friends, who will extend their sympathy to the family, in their loss.

[Note: Henry G. Haskins was born in 1830 and is buried in the Halley-Haskins Cemetery, Guyan Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 26, 1914
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                         Top of Page

Haskins, Henry G.

     Gallia County suffered the loss of one of her foremost citizens last Saturday when the spirit of Mr. Henry G. Haskins of Guyan township took its flight to the other shore. Mr. Haskins was widely known as a man of high character, upright in his dealings, and he bore the respect and esteem of many friends. For many years he had been a prominent figure in the affairs of his township and county and his opinion on any subject always received careful consideration. He lived his years well, and now that he is gone the impress of his life will linger long on those he has left behind.
     Henry G. Haskins, a son of Hiram and Elizabeth Haskins, was born on Oct. 13, 1839, and died on Feb. 21, 1914, aged 74 years, 4 months and 8 days. He was born in Guyan township and lived there all his life, save the years he spent in the army during the great civil war. He began teaching school when a young man at home and followed that vocation until his country's call became too strong for him to withstand, when he enlisted in Company B, 173rd O.V.I. In August, 1864, he was made a sergeant under Capt. David F. Hover, and so served until discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1865.
     On returning home he again took up teaching. He taught for a period of 32 years, or 77 terms of three months each. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Crawford at Crown City on Feb. 23, 1873, and to this union were born the following children: Nora B., now of Lancaster, Dr. J.P. of Gallipolis, Margaret, wife of Mr. Ross Daniels of Columbus, Henry E., on the old homestead, Dr. E. Blaine of Mississippi, and Mrs. Grace Dailey who resided at home. One brother, Mr. Hiram Haskins, survives him.
     He was a man who took great interest in his family, doing all he could for their advancement and sharing their joys and sorrows. He was a broadminded, well bred man, whose advice was widely sought and generously given. Generous almost to a fault, his hand was ever open to the deserving, his ear never deaf to the wants of his neighbors. He took great interest in the welfare of his country, and for many years was active in politics, standing high in the councils of his party. Always loyal, and often importuned by his many friends, he would never seek nor accept any office. For several years his health had been so poor he never went from home, but took great pleasure in having his friends visit him.
     On Feb. 13 he was taken suddenly ill with pneumonia and rapidly grew worse until Feb. 21 at 7 a.m. he peacefully passed to the great beyond. During all his illness he complained not, but was always cheerful. He leaves a beloved wife, and the sons and daughters above mentioned, six grandchildren and many friends and relatives to mourn their loss. A peculiar incident was that his funeral occurred on his wedding anniversary, having been married 41 years on that day.
     The funeral services were held on Monday by Rev. N.B. Burnett, the burial at the family cemetery by undertaker J.W. Stevers. Those who laid him in his last resting place were J.L., W.S., Henry and J.P. Haskins, W.W. Colwell and W.M. Montgomery.

Gallia Times
February 25, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Haskins, James P.

Suicide; James P. Haskins, of Creuzet, Hangs Himself
     News of the suicide of Mr. James P. Haskins, living one half mile north of Creuzet, this county, was brought to town Wednesday afternoon. It was received with surprise, owing to the fact that none knew what should prompt Mr. Haskins to end his life. No cause is assigned for the act and as his marital relations were pleasant, his finances such as to make a man cheerful, the only thing that could have possibly urged him to lay down life's burden is thought to have been ill-health. Mr. Haskins fought under the stars and was in the memorable battle of Gettysburg, and of late has been troubled with army ailments.
     Wednesday morning Mr. Haskins was engaged in trimming apple trees while his son was near by plowing. When the dinner bell rang Haskins started for the house. He stopped at the barn, secured a rope and after making a loop for his neck and fastening the rope to a rafter swung himself into eternity. A few minutes after his son came into the barn with the team of horses he had hitched to the plow to feed them before proceeding to the house. It was there that he found his father's dangling body stiff in death. It was cut down and removed to his home. The announcement of his suicide was a shock to the entire neighborhood and his family is overwhelmed with grief.
     He was 67 years of age last January and leaves a wife and eight children to survive him, viz: Misses Elizabeth, Rosanna, Frances and Nora, and Messrs. Henry, James P. Jr., William and Thomas Haskins. The latter two sons and all his daughters live at home, while the second named son is out in Illinois and Henry lives near home. Deceased was a brother to L. S., Hiram and Henry Haskins and Mrs. J. C. Caldwell.

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, March 15, 1898

In Memoriam
     James Preston Haskins, who departed this life March 9, was born Jan. 12, 1831, being 67 years, 7 months, 25 days old, having lived the full time allotted to man of three score years and ten. He was raised and always lived in Guyan township, doing as much to develop the country as any one. He was the son of Hiram and Elizabeth Haskins, pioneers of this county. He leaves a loving wife and eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom are grown, three brothers and a sister to mourn his demise. He was ever a true citizen, upright, trusty and patriotic.
     At the breaking out of the war he offered his services to his country volunteering in July, 61, and serving faithfully under Col. Lightburn, Co. G., 4th Va., taking part in some of the hottest contests of the war, being in the battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, Champion Hills, Missionary Ridge, Cherokee Station, and many others. Under Gen. Sherman he marched through Georgia to the sea; was one who was sent to the relief of Burnside at Nashville when besieged by Longstreet.
     Though physically indisposed he never flinched from duty. He had no sympathy for army "bums" or petty thieves. He was mustered out at Wheeling Aug. '64, but soon re-entered the service and served gallantly to the close of the struggle.
     He became as upright a citizen as he had been a gallant soldier. A farmer by occupation he labored assiduously and by his enterprise and good management, accumulated a good living, and leaving considerable to his family. Honesty was his watchword. Being scrupulously honest in all his dealings and having a high moral sense of his words. His hand was ever open to charity and he took a delight in helping those who helped themselves. By his finances he was a pillar to the church near him. His many acquaintances were his friends. What more could be desired. W.S.H.

Gallipolis Journal
May 24, 1898
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Haskins, John Q.

John Q. Haskins Dies in Guyan Twp.
     John Q. Haskins, who spent his entire life of more than eighty years in this county, is dead at his home in Guyan township. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife and eight children and has many relatives throughout Gallia county. Burial will be in Good Hope cemetery but funeral arrangements could not be learned.

[Note: He served in Co. I, 45th Reg. KY Inf.].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 22, 1929
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hawk, C.O.

Stricken by Death While at Work on Roof of Home

C.O. Hawk, Gallipolis Resident One Week, Suffers Apopletic stroke
     C.O. Hawk, 83, uncle of Mrs. V.A. Tanner and a resident of Gallipolis just one week, was stricken with apoplexy while at work on the roof of his newly purchased home on upper Second avenue at 2 p.m. Wednesday and died immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Hawk had moved to this city from Vinton and only a week ago purchased their home from A.M. Mink who built it a few months ago.
     Besides his widow, who was his second wife, the deceased is survived by two sons, Ben of Glouster, O., and Blaine of Wilkesville, and one daughter Mrs. Carl Edmiston of Columbus.
     Burial will be made at Mound Hill Friday by Wetherholt & Entsminger but the time has not been set, pending the arrival of Mrs. Edmiston.

[Note: His draft registration card was found as Cassabina O. Hawk as well as his death certificate with a slightly different spelling of Casabina. Dates on his are stone 1842-1925. He served in Co. H, 148th O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 5, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hawk, Jeffrey S.

Death of Civil War Veteran
     Jeffrey S. Hawk died Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock. He was born August 27th, 1847. He enlisted in Company C 2nd Regiment of Cavalry (Pennsylvania) on the 25th day of September 1865, served three years and was discharged on the 25th of September 1868. He was better known by the name of Charley Hamilton.      He came to this city in the year of 1876, and has been a resident here since that time. He leaves a wife but no children. He was a man of many friends. The funeral will be conducted at his late home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. ? Otto Newton.

[Note: Jeffery is found in the 1890 census here, has a soldier burial card, a death record, an estate and this obit. In 1850 and 1860 he was in Pennsylvania. He married Mary A. Weismiller here in 1882. He even has a Civil War pension although his service dates were after the war. He is also here on the 1900 and 1910 census. He always appears as Hawk not Hamilton. See also Charles Hamilton's obit.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 8, 1913
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Hawk, John

     Mr. John HAWK, of Harris, was buried at Mt.Calvary last Sunday.  He died after an illness of only a few days.  Mr. Hawk was a soldier in the late war. He lost a limb in one of the many bloody battles in which he took part.
     It always gives us pain to see our old veteran heroes depart, yet we know that they go to a far brighter and happier world than this, and to one where battles have been unknown since the expulsion of Satan from that celestial throne.

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, March 17, 1886
Transcribed by Teresa Herrmann

     Hawk - John Hawk was born in the year 1835, died March 12, 1886, aged 51 years. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 for three years in Co. I, 36th Regiment O. V. I. He was wounded and lost one leg at the battle of Chickamauga; he was discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
     He was baptized February 15, 1867, by Rev. I. Haning and joined the free Will Baptist Church. His funeral sermon was preached Sunday, March 14, 10 a.m. to a large congregation by the Rev. J. K. Flemming. He leaves a wife, six children and a number of other relatives and old friends.

[Note: Also Co. B., 193rd O. V. I.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday March 31, 1886
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Haynes, John W.

Old Soldier Meets Death in Waters of Ohio
     J.W. Haynes was drowned off the ferryboat last Saturday night. The body was recovered Sunday afternoon by Mack Broyles with a drag of gas pipe and fish hooks, within a few yards of where the unfortunate man met his death.
     He was an old soldier and had been here about a week, coming from Middleport. He had bought a shanty boat from Wm. Danner watchman on the ferryboat, and had been drinking more or less. Saturday night he slept with Danner on the ferryboat and getting up, fell off the fantail and was drowned before help could reach him. His body was sent to his first wife at Rutland, though he had a second wife living at Bashan Meigs county, who had recently written him to come home.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 21, 1907
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Hazlett, Henry

Died in the Service
     Henry Hazlett, aged 16 years, enlisted from Clay township, in Co. I, 36th O.V.I., 22d Dec., 1862, killed at Chicamauga [sic] 19th Sept., 1863, unmarried.

Gallipolis Journal
September 14, 1865
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hazlett, John  

       Mr. John Hazlett, one of the well known men of the county died at his home in Chambersburg, Aug. 11, death being caused by heart trouble.  He enlisted in Co. I, 36th O. V. I. with the late W. P. Small and served throughout the entire war.  He left a wife and six children.. The deceased was buried in the McClellan Cemetery Aug. 12. under the auspices of the Morton Post, G. A. R.  

Gallipolis Bulletin
Vol. XXXVII,  No 73
Aug 19, 1904  
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Hebard, David Buell

Death of Judge Hebard
     Judge David Buell Hebard died at his residence in this city Saturday, Dec. 17, 1898, at 5 p.m., after being in feeble health for a long time. His funeral occurs at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Dr. Lloyd in charge; the burial conducted by the Masonic fraternity.
     Judge Hebard was born Nov. 29, 1823, at Marietta, and was the son of Jas. H. and Maria Buell Hebard. His ancestors came from England in 1630, his father dying of cholera in this city in 1849. The Judge read law with Judge Simeon Nash, and has been Auditor and Prosecuting Attorney of this county. His only partner in the law was Col. Alonzo Cushing. In 1875 he was appointed Common Pleas Judge by Governor Allen to fill a vacancy, and served one year. He has been a profound student of the Scriptures, a talented Hebrew and Greekscholar, and was far advanced in the mysteries and lore of Free-Masonry. The universal tribute of his associates is that he has been an honest, able and upright man. He was never married.

     Judge Jones presided at a meeting of the Bar this morning at which Messrs. Nash, White and Roadarmour were appointed as a committee to prepare resolutions on the death of Judge Hebard. Messrs. Johns[t]on, Alcorn and Dunn were appointed to select and secure a suitable floral tribute; it was also decided that the Bar and all the Court House Officials attend the funeral in a body.

[Note: He is buried at Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 19, 1898
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Hebard, James

James Hebard Dead
     James Hebard, a native of Gallipolis and well known here, died Monday evening at Zanesville, Ohio. The body is expected here Wednesday evening and will be taken charge of by Undertaker Hayward. The funeral services will be at the Episcopal Church Thursday morning by Dr. C. E. Mackenzie and the burial will be at Pine street cemetery. The pall bearers selected are: Jos. Mullineux, Harvey McCormick, Fred Cherrington, J. C. Shepard, Jno. Maguet and Jos. Angel. Mr. Hebard held the position of mailing clerk on various railroads for many years and was an old soldier. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Anna Sanns and is survived by one son, Vance Hebard of Zanesville.

[Note: 1st Lieut. & Adj. Co F & S, 2nd Ohio HA]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 19, 1913
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin.

Hebard, James E

One of Our Old Soldier Citizens Passes to His Reward at Zanesville

     It is with much sorrow we received the death of Mr. James E. Hebard, briefly mentioned yesterday. He raised from earth, we trust to life everlasting, at the Good Samartian Hospital at Zanesville, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 1913, after a seventy-five years journey through this wonderful mystery of life, leaving, as most of us do, a pathway beset with trials and sorrows on one hand and sweet flowers and heavenly happiness upon the other. The writer of this article and Mr. Hebard were neighbor boys, till somewhere fifteen years of age, living down on 3d avenue, the old Dr. Hebard homestead being where Mr. Peter G. Thompson now resides, and our home a few doors below.
     The opening of Gallia Academy under the administration of A. G. Sears was an important event in that day, and we talked much about it, and we remember as if it were yesterday when we started to school with our books under our arms the first time the Academy bell rang. We were schoolmates a long time. Mr. Hebard learned the printers art and we remember worked in the newspaper offices of Editor George D. Hebard, the late Captain Alexander Vance, Col. John L. Vance and had a reputation in that day for being an expert job printer. Any one wanting a difficult neat job was always sent to Mr. Hebard. When the war broke out and Capt. Edward S. Aleshire got up the Ohio Heavy Artillery, he was elected First Lieutenant and followed its fortunes until the close of the war and was honorably discharged.
     We have no dates of events, but later he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Vance, daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. Alexander Vance, who had also served in the war, becoming a brother-in-law of Col. John L. Vance He followed the printing business for several years, until he was appointed a railway mail clerk, in which capacity he served in this state on Pennsylvania lines for a large portion of his manhood life, only retiring a few years ago, with a fine record for an American citizen of the better class and goes to rest with the high respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact in life's journey. Of the sorrows which came to him were the death of his parents, Dr. James H. Hebard, who was born at St. Albans, Vt, Jul 19, 1797, and who died in Gallipolis of Cholera in 1919. He was very prominent here.
     His mother, Mrs. Mariah Buell Hebard, born at Marietta and related to a distinguished family, died at Gallipolis April 25, 1872. Then came the deaths of his brothers Edwin George D Hebard of the Gallipolis Dispatch and his brother David B. Hebard, a prominent attorney and judge of Common Pleas Court. Later his only sister, Mrs. Peter A. Sanns, all prominent people, and now survived by only one member of his parents' family - Mr. Buell Hebard, a druggist for many years in Chicago.
     Intermingled with these deaths came the death of his most excellent wife, Mrs. Eliza Vance Hebard, who died Sept. 5, 1894. She left him a son, Mr. Vance Hebard, now a prosperous designer and architect of Zanesville, O., with a wife and two daughters, Dorothy and Frances. Lieut Hebard had been making his home with them for sometime.
     Mr. Hebard had a great many friends here at his old home, who, will with us, regret his departure from among the living.
     His body will arrive this evening over the H. V. accompanied by his son Vance and family. The remains will be taken to Undertaker Hayward's rooms, and Mr. Vance and family will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Maggie Sanns on First avenue. The funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Mackenzie. The interment will follow at Pine street cemetery by Hayward.
     The pall bearers will be Joseph Mullineus, J. C. Shepard, Fred Cherrington, Harvey McCormick, John Maguet, and Rev. Joseph Angel, the last three members of his company in the Civil War and Mr. Cherr     ington a representative of the K of P lodge of which he was a member.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 18, 1913
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Heisner, Capt. John

     Died, at his residence in Gallipolis, on Saturday 25th inst., Capt. John Heisner, aged 45 years. By the death of Capt. Heisner our town loses one of its most worthy and respectable citizens. The whole community mourns his loss, and the sympathies of all are tendered the bereaved family, in this sad and sorrowful hour.

At a special meeting of Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7, F. & A. Masons, held March 27, 1865, the following Preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to call our beloved Brother John Heisner from the scenes of earthly labor to meet with us no more in temples made with hands, and
Whereas, It is fitting that we the members of this Lodge, should give public expression to our feelings on this occasion therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of our Brother John Heisner we have been called to bear a severe and irreparable loss, both as an association and as individuals. The Lodge has lost an active, useful member; we a beloved brother; the community an upright citizen; his family a kind husband and father
Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family of our deceased brother our heartfelt condolence, mourning with them that death has chosen for his victim one who was so worthy of our highest esteem and dearest affection, in the early years of his vigorous manhood
Resolved, That we recognize in this inscrutable Providence the hand of Him "who doeth all things well," and bow with meek submission to His will, and that we humbly trust that we shall meet our brother again in that better land where there is no toil or pain, no sickness or death,
"Where no tears shall ever fall,
No heart be sad;
Where the glory is for all,
And all are glad."

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of our departed brother, and that they be published in the City papers.
     R. D. Van Duerson, Wm. Nash, John Lawson, Committee

[A similar resolution in remembrance of John Heisner was passed by Ariel Lodge No. 156, I.O.O.F., on April 13, 1865, and signed by D. S. Ford, W. C. Andrews, and M. Emsheimer, Committee]

[Note: John Heisner is listed on a Union Citizens File as one of the owners of the Steamer Ohio No. 3. The steamer was likely one of the boats used against the Confederacy.]

The Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hemry, Cyrus

     Cyrus Hemry lived in Hancock County, Ohio prior to the war where in 1860 he was a school teacher. He was a son of George Hemry. He served in Co. G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was born May 28, 1837 and died May 30, 1861 as a result of drowning in the Ohio River. He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.

Created obit from Civil War databases and census records
May 1861
Created by Henny Evans

Henderson, Edward

Death of Edward Henderson
     Edward Henderson, born in Washington County, Ohio, May 21, 1832, died at his residence, 584 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio; January 11th, 1896. He moved into Gallia County about 1854, locating at Vinton; married Euritta Matthews, daughter of Judge M.R. Matthews, May 21, 1857; was a soldier in the Union Army, a member of Co. K, 60th O.V.I. He moved from Gallipolis to Columbus in 1888. He was for 35 years a Mason, and a member of Magnolia Lodge, Columbus, O., at the time of his death.

[Note: He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 8, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henry, Nathan

     Mr. Nathan Henry died at his home in Harrison Tp., on Saturday last, of paralysis. He leaves two children to mourn their loss. The funeral was held on Monday, Rev. Jesse Ingles officiating, and the burial was at Macedonia, by Wetherholt.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter and in Co. G, 195th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 17, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henshaw, Edward L.

Death of Edward L. Henshaw
     Edward L. Henshaw, aged 85, died at his residence on Second Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 28, 1923. Mr. Henshaw was born in Danesville, N.Y., and came to Ohio at the age of 16. He married Hanna L. Nida in December, 1862. Three daughters were born, Emma of this city being the only one to survive her father.
Mr. Henshaw has been bedfast for five weeks.
     Mr. Henshaw was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Cadot Post No. 126 of the G.A.R. The funeral will be at the residence on Tuesday at 2 o'clock in charge of Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis and he served in Co. F, 141st O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 29, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Henshaw, James G.

     Jas. Henshaw, who was injured four weeks ago by the bursting of a cast iron pulley at Gatewood’s saw mill, died Sunday from his injuries. It was thought that his chances for recovery were good, but paralysis followed with the result as stated.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Hulbert Cemetery in Green Township, Sept. 1, 1844-May 21, 1882.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 25, 1882
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hill, C. A.  

Stricken Suddenly With Apoplexy Sunday and Died About Noon                                  
     Our citizens were shocked Sunday about noon to learn that Charles A. Hill had passed away suddenly at his home on Fourth Ave., with apoplexy.  Mr. Hill was as well as usual when he arose in the morning and Saturday he has been to his work at the Hospital , where he was employed as machinist.
     Charles A. Hill was born in Yates County, New York, April 25, 1840.  His father was a native born Englishman, who married Elizabeth Murphey, born in Dublin, Ireland.  The newly married couple came from Ireland to America about 1830, arriving in New York. From there they went to Wheeling, and six years later came on to Gallipolis, where the father, Thomas Hill, died in 1876.   The son Charles learned the trade of machinist at Cincinnati, and it was his lifelong avocation.  He enlisted in the U. S. Cavalry in 1861 and served throughout the War of the Rebellion.
     In 1870 Mr. Hill married Josephine Waddell of this county, and to them six children were born, the following five surviving:  Mrs. T. S. Cowden, Ironton, Mrs. Harry Grove, Pittsburg, Charles D. , Athens, Anna and Lucile at home. He leaves one sister, Mrs. John M. Alexander of this city.
     For many years, and until the firm went out of business, Mr. Hill was a member of the firm of Enos, Hill & Company, machinists of Gallipolis, known from Pittsburg to New Orleans, and largely devoted to steamboat work.
     Mr. Hill was especially devoted to his children and his death is a grievous loss to them.  He was a Mason and Odd Fellow, and a regular attendant of Grace M. E. Church.
     The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence by Rev. M. Cherrington under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge and the burial was at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. [NOTE: Died  Nov. 22, 1914]

Gallipolis Journal
Nov. 27, 1914  Boo. 176  Nob 73 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Hill, Francis

Death of Mr. Frank Hill
     Mr. Frank Hill died at his home on Third Avenue Wednesday July 8, 1925 at 1 p.m. after a long illness at the age of 85 years. Mr. Hill was a son of Daniel and Priscilla Hill, a Civil War Veteran and a well respected colored citizen with many friends.
     He leaves his widow Evaline Hill, two daughters and one son. Mrs. Mary M. Hunter of Cannalton, W.Va., Arnetta of Columbus and Burt of this city. He also leaves two brothers Alex and Elza Hill and one sister Mrs. Roma Cole.
     Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Paint Creek Baptist
church with burial at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 44th USCT. Dates from his stone are December 1, 1840-July 8, 1925.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 9, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hill, John

Death of Old Soldier
     John Hill, an old soldier living in East Gallipolis, died Monday evening at the age of 78 years. He had been in poor health for some time. His widow Mrs. Jessie Hill and several grown children survive. The remains will be taken to Zion church in West Virginia for burial Thursday in charge of George Wetherholt.

[Note: Funeral home records show that he died April 14, 1919 aged 78 years, 2 months and 6 days and that he was a member of Co. H, 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 16, 1919
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hill, John

     John Hill enlisted as a Quarter Master Sergeant in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 30, 1862. He was born about 1834. He was taken prisoner of war December 12, 1863 at New Markey, Tennessee and died of disease April 7, 1864 at Andersonville Prison. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery.

Obit constructed from soldier records and newspaper article
Gallipolis Journal
January 19,1865
Constructed by Henny Evans

Hineman, Adam Heider

A.H. Hineman Dead
     A.H. Hineman, one of the few surviving civil war veterans in Guyan township, died at his home last week. The funeral was Sunday. He leaves two sons, John and Charles Hineman.

[Note: He was born in Noble County, Ohio November 19, 1837 and died in Gallia County February 25, 1928. He served in Co.K, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Stewart Cemetery in Guyan Township.]

Gallia Times
March 1, 1928
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Hively, Jacob

Jacob Hively
     Mr. Jacob Hively, Lincoln Ridge, one of the old residents of Harrison township, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan.  26, 1897 at 2 o'clock.  He was veteran of the late war and while he was fighting for the stars and stripes he received a rifle ball in his hip which caused him endless pain and hastened his death.  He had been ailing for a long while, but about a week ago he was taken bedfast with dropsical trouble, the origin of which he sustained during the war.  He received the most careful attention and everything possible was done to ease his sufferings and make him comfortable.  He bore his distress manly and met the end as do those who are prepared. 
     He was about seventy-five years of age and a valued citizen.  He was a man noted for his firmness of character, honesty and integrity - undeviating from what he believed was right.   Besides a loving wife he leaves eight children, vis: John, James and Charles and Romain, Jessie, Caroline, Kansas and Lillie, most of who are married.  With his family is the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

[Note: Stone..Born 1824  Buried: Cemetery Dickey Chapel, Harrison Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin 
Feb. 2, 1897 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Hix, John A.

Mr. Hix Dead
     Mr. John A. Hix of Kanauga, said to have been as fine a man as there is in the county, died this morning, leaving a second wife and two sons, Eli and John of Cheshire township, by his first wife. The funeral services and burial will be at Poplar Church next Sunday at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton.

[Note: by Henny Evans, John A. Hix served in Co. D, 141st OVI.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 4, 1910
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Hixon, F. M.  


     Mr. F. M. Hixon, of Chambersburg, died last Friday and was buried Sunday at Bethel by Wetherholt.  He was an old soldier and had been an invalid for several years.  A wife and several children are left to mourn their loss.  Mr. Hixon was for some time a sewing machine agent and was well known in this city, where he had many friends who will regret his death.  

[Note: Stone. Cemetery  Bethel Ohio Twp... Co. B.,  PA. BAW   Died March 1905]  

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 11, 1905 
Vol. XXXVIII, No. 21 
Transcribed by Charles Wright>

Hodge, James

James Hodge Dead
     James M. Hodge, a former resident of Addison and Springfield townships, died at South Tacoma, Washington, Nov. 26, 1920, according to word received here by R.M. Switzer, a cousin of Mrs. Hodge. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Jane Guy, a sister of John L. Guy, a former county treasurer and clerk of court in the seventies. He also leaves a daughter and three sons.
     Mr. Hodge was (a) member of the Fourth W.Va. volunteer infantry and was wounded at Vicksburg. He will be remembered by the older residents as a very fine man.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 4th W.V.V.I. and and Co. C, 2nd W.V. V.I.]

Gallia Times
December 9, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Holcomb, A.T.

A.T.Holcomb Dies
     PORTSMOUTH - Mar. 17. (A.P.)---Judge A. T. Holcomb, 91, dean of Scioto County Bar Association and oldest graduate of Ohio University, died here today. He served in legistlature of 1891 and was a native of Vinton, Gallia county.
     Judge Holcomb was an able lawyer and long prominent in politics. He was born Nov. 19, 1846, and was graduated from Ohio University in 1867. He had attended school at Vinton and Ewing on while assisting his father in a country store.
     He studied law under his uncle, Gen. Anselm Tupper Holcomb, and taught school at Vinton and Rodney and at Morefield, Ky. He was admitted to bar in Bates county, Mo., where his parents moved after the Civil War. He had lived in Portsmouth since 1875.

[Note; stone in Old Holcomb Cemetery in Huntington Twp., Gallia County; In the Civil War he assisted in the chase for Morgan's Raiders.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 17, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin
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Holcomb, Anselm. T.

     HOLCOMB - In Morgan township on the 12th day of March 1868, Anselm T. Holcomb, son of Abner J. Holcomb, in the 31st year of his age. The deceased was a soldier in the Union army for the suppression of the late rebellion, where he contracted the disease from which he died. ---- He leaves a wife and four children.  
Gallipolis Journal 
March 16, 1868 
Vol.  XXX  No. 19

Holcomb, C. M.

     Mr. C. M. Holcomb, son of the late Dr. Ira Holcomb of Vinton, died at Gauley Bridge in Western Virginia on last Friday.  He was a member of Capt. Adney's company in the 36th Regiment O. V. I., a printer by occupation, and a very worthy and amiable young man.  His body was brought down by a Government boat, and taken charge by his friends.
     To his widowed mother, the bereavement is a sad one, and we deeply sympathize with her in her irreparable loss.

[Note: Buried Glenn, Huntington Twp.  Died Jan. 1862]

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 9, 1862  Vol. XXVII, No. 8 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Holcomb, Henry Cliinton

Death of Mr. Holcomb
     As stated briefly Wednesday Mr. Henry Clinton Holcomb died Tuesday midnight, December 20, 1910, from shock from a fall received the Sunday before. He had been in declining health and the accident precipated his death, though it was not due to any special physical injury.
     The funeral services will be conducted at the old Holcomb homestead Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. John W. McCormick, the interment by Hayward following in the family lot on Mound Hill cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. Frank Shaw, John Robinson, Frank Bell, Harry Holcomb, J.A. Lupton and Henry Peiffer [sic].
     Mr. Holcomb was one of the cornerstones, nearly of Gallipolis population. He was born February 1, 1834, in the Priestley brick dwelling at the foot of First Avenue, and was consequently nearly 77 years old. He was the eldest son of Francis and Mary Holcomb. His father was a fine butcher and Henry was brought up to that occupation.
     He was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Brothers in 1859. She preceded him to the better land in 1881 and they became the parents of the following children: William and Charles, deceased and Mrs. Anna Hayden, Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Minnie Alexander, deceased, Mrs. Mary Hurst and Mrs. Alberta Hayward of Warren, O., Mrs. Sherman Donnett of this city and Mrs. Cora Boyson of Spokane, Wash.
     Mr.Holcomb had two brothers...Lewis who died in Andersonville and Frank who died in recent years. He left sisters Mrs. Susannah Lupton, widow of the late John Lupton, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, Mrs. Ellen Bell, Mrs. Josephine Shaw, Mrs. Ada Hannan and Mrs. Alice Waugh.
     He had a wide and favorable acquaintance all over Gallia county having like his father before him, been in the cattle buisness all his life. He was a very pleasant, agreeable man with no enemies and his death is deeply regretted by all.

[Note: He served in 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, as 1st Cl. Musician.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 22, 1910
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Holcomb, Hilas M.

     Hilas M. Holcomb, aged 21 years, private Co. K, 60th O.V.I., volunteered from Huntington township, Gallia county, Ohio, on the 24th day of March, 1862, taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry on the 15th Sept., 1862, and died in Hospital at Camp Douglas, Ill., on the 16th Oct., 1862 of chronic diarrhea—unmarried.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. He is buried at Glenn Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 28, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Holcomb, Joel Bowen

     Joel B. Ewing was born in Vinton, Gallia County December 2, 1837 to Stephen and Missouri Bowen Holcomb. He moved to Missouri as a young man where he enlisted in Co. A, 9th Missouri Infantry as a
Private. He was wounded in the head and suffered the rest of his life with the consequences of the wound. He was discharged and then re-enlisted in Co. A, 59th Illinois Infantry.
     He returned to Gallia County and married Susannah Wilcox in 1864. He left to return to the war and she never saw him again. She divorced him and she remarried. In 1876 he was in Hancock County, Illinois and remarried in 1877 to Mary E. Lyons. They moved to Colorado and in the pension records she called him insane. His head wound continued to give him a great deal of trouble. He died October 2, 1900 in Crowley County, Colorado.

Created obit from Nancy Hank Ewing research and service records
October, 1900
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, John

     John was born about 1840 to Ira and Esther Ewing Holcomb in Vinton, Gallia County. John enlisted in Co.B, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the same time as his brother Calvary Morris Holcomb who died in 1862. John was discharged in 1864 on a surgeon's certificate of disability but reenlisted a few months later in Co. A, 140th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
     After the war he went back to Vinton but when his mother moved to Illinois he went along to Hancock
County. He later moved on to Baker County, Oregon and then back to Ohio to Jackson County about 1890. By 1891 he was living in the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio. He was discharged from there in 1892 and returned to Oregon. He died April 23, 1893 according to his pension record and is buried at the Masonic Cemetery in Baker County, Oregon.

Created obit from research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
April 1893
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, John Ewing

     John Ewing Holcomb was born August 16, 1817 at Vinton, Ohio to John and Sarah Ewing Holcomb. He married Mary Matthews September 1, 1838. He owned a general store in Vinton and was also postmaster with the post office in his store.
     During the war John was the Union Army's provost marshal for Gallia County; his office was in
Gallipolis. He was in Gallipolis when Morgan's Raid hit so he missed them in Vinton but his store did not.
After the war in 1869 they moved to Butler, Bates County, Missouri. In 1886 they moved on to
Greenwood County, Kansas and then back to Butler.
     John died August 10, 1889 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates County, Missouri.

Created obit from research of Nancy Hank Ewing and burial records
August 1889
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, Lewis

     Lewis Holcomb died on 1 Oct 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia of chronic diarrhea.

Gallipolis Journal
January 12, 1865

     Lewis Holcomb's funeral will be at Christ Church in Gallipolis by Rev. R. Breare
on 1 Jan. 1865.

[Note: Lewis Holcomb was the son of Francis and Mary Holcomb and was born in Gallia County. He had two brothers, Frank and Henry, and sisters, Mrs. Susannah Lupton, Mrs. Sarah Thompson, Mrs. Ellen Bell, Mrs. Josephine Shaw, Mrs. Ada Hannan and Mrs. Alice Waugh. He served in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He was listed as prisoner 6 Nov 1863 at Rogersville, Tennessee and died at Andersonville.]

Gallipolis Journal
December 29, 1864
Transcribed by Henny Evans

     DIED - In Andersonville prison, Ga., of scurvy and chronic diarrhea, on the first day of October
1864, Louis Holcomb, aged 22.

He died in his youth, he died in his prime,
He died far from home in a Southern clime,
In the pride of his manhood, when life was most sweet,
When youth, hope and friendship, in harmony meet.
He went at the call of his country to arms,
To meet war's privations, to face its alarms,
The bullet might come the saber might fall,
For the sake of the Union he welcomed them all.
But alas! thus to perish in a Southern pen.
Where help could not come nor humanity ken.
The misery dire, the torture refined,
The offspring of hate in the Southern mind.
Oh black is the record that forever will stand,
Gainst the sons of the South, that chivalric band,
Whose escutcheon is dimmed, whose banner laid low,
By this cruel of cruelities to their northern foe.
And peace to the ashes of the love and the lost,
But one in a thousand of that countless host,
The eye will be sad, the heart will still mourn,
For the brother and son, who will never return.
But bright in the mansions of heaven above,
The myriads are singing, that God is still love,
For a nation's redemption we died and were slain,
Hallejuh to God, Hallejuah. Amen

Gallipolis Journal
May 11, 1865
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Holcomb, Phineas Huntington

     Phineas H. Holcomb was born to John and Mary Matthews Holcomb April 26, 1841 in Vinton, Ohio. He enlisted in Co. K, 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was taken prisoner of war at Harper's Ferry. He was mustered out in November 1862.
     Before the war he attended Ohio University and finished after the war. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1867. He moved to Dade and Bates counties, Missouri. In 1876 he married Mary Henry and continued as a practicing attorney in Missouri.He died January 26, 1917 in Butler, Missouri.

Created obit from Nancy Hank Ewing research and soldier records
January 26, 1917
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, Return Ira

     Return Ira was born February 24, 1845 in Vinton, Ohio. When about six years old, his family moved to
Clark County, Missouri and then on to Van Buren County, Iowa. He enlisted in Co. D, 10th Missouri Infantry when only 16 and also served in Co. C, 24th Missouri Infantry. After the war he worked as a literary worker and writer for newspapers and lived in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri for the next 23 years. In 1870 he married Lucinda Hannah Dearmin and had one daughter, Lillian Maude Holcomb. He divorced Lucinda in 1879 and in 1881 married again to Mary A. Alexander. They, too, divorced.
     Return Ira wrote for the St. Louis Globe Democrat under the name Burr Joyce; he reportedly was a
significant historian of the Civil War and Indian history. In 1888 he went to St. Paul, Minnesota where he was
Assistant Librarian of the Minnesota State Historical Society. He authored several county histories in
Minnesota. He died November 21, 1916 in St. Paul and is buried at Oakland Cemetery there.

Created obit from research of Nancy Hank Ewing and war records
November 1916
Created by Henny Evans

Holcomb, Zara

A Dead Soldier's Record
     Zara Holcomb was born Jan. 9th, 1837, in Gallia County, O. Was married to Miss Susannah Wilcox, on January 11, 1877. To this union one child was born, Mr. Holcomb enlisted in the Civil War on August 12, 1861, and was honorably discharged on September 19, 1864.
     He engaged in the following battles:
     1. Bull Run, 2nd battle, Aug. 10, 1862
     2. Frederickburg, Sept. 12, 1862
     3. South Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862
     4. Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862
     5. Tallahoma, June 23, 1863
     6. Hoover's Gap, June 23, 1863
     7. Brown's Ferry, June 27, 1863
     8. Mission Ridge, Nov. 22, 1863
     9. Cloyd's Mt., May 9-10, 1864
    10. Lynchburg, June 17-18, 1864
    11. Cabletown, July 15, 1864
    12. Charleston, July 19, 1864
    13. Kearnstown, July 23, 1864
    14. Martinsburg, July 25, 1864
    15. Hallstown, Aug. 24, 1864
    16. Berryville, Sept. 3rd, 1864
    17. Opequan, Sept. 19th, 1864
     Died July 20th, 1899. Funeral Friday at 2:30 P. M. at the Vinton F. B. Church, was by the Grand Army, Post of Vinton. He being a member of that Post. The Women's Relief Corps, taking part in the exercises. Burial by Undertaker Butler.
     W. J. Fulton.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XI
Number 169
July 22, 1899
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT

Hollingsworth, Daniel

The End Came to Daniel Hollingsworth Friday Morning
     Mr. Daniel Hollingsworth, living on Second street extension, died at 5:30 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning.  He has been in feeble health for a protracted period, but was only confined to his bed for the past three weeks.  Consumption was his ailment and death was the only relief to his suffering.  The deceased was in his 63rd year and leaves a wife and four children, namely; John W. Hollingsworth, who is teaching in Virginia;  Mrs. Rosetta Kemp, Mrs. Lucretia Buckner and Mrs. Luvada Kemp, of near Leaper.
     He was born in Wythe county, Va., May 16, 1836 and was married to Lucinda Stover in '57, moving to Gallia county in that year and locating in Clay township, where he resided until seven years since when he moved to this city.  He served in the war of the rebellion in Co. A, 91st O. V. I.  He was a member of John Leaper Post G. A. R.  and his burial will be under the auspices of Cadot Post.  He was a fine old gentleman with a multitude of friends and always lived an upright life.
     Since a boy he has been a member of the Christian church and was an ardent believer in the doctrines of that church. Rev. Frank Richards will conduct his funeral at his late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and Wetherholt will have charge of the burial at Pine Street cemetery. 

[Note: The name is spelled Hollandsworth on his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Journal,
Wed. March 22, 1899;
Vol. LXIV No. 18  Transcribed by Charles Wright                                              Top of Page

Holmes, Henry W.

Death of Mr. Holmes
     Mr. Henry W. Holmes, of whose serious condition we have spoken many times, passed away at his home on Pine street extension this Monday morning, Oct. 20, 1902, at 2 o'clock a.m., of heart trouble and dropsy and aged 55 years. He leaves a second wife who is the mother of two children, little boys Dewey and Harry, and several children by his first wife as follows: Howard, Ira, Ora, William and Myrtle, but no brothers and sisters.
     He had been a resident of this place since the war. He was a soldier during the war and drew a pension for his disabilities. He was born at Buffalo, W.Va., and was accounted an honorable and upright man. He worked some at the carpenter trade, and for eighteen years had been the sexton of the Pine street cemetery. He belonged to the Baptist Church and his funeral services will be conducted from that church at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday by Rev. I.V. Bryant, burial following in the Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.
     He was a member of the G.A.R. and the colored K. of P. order and it was thought the latter would direct the funeral services, though the details had not been definitely arranged.

[Note: He was a member of Co. M, 5 Reg. Mass. Vol. He was 54y 6m 11d at his death. His tombstone, discharge papers and 1890 census all record his name as Henry C. Holmes.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 20, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Holsten, William Sr.

     Mr. William Holsten, Sr. of Eureka, and old soldier of J. H. M. Montgomery's Company of the 33rd O. V. I. and known among the boys as "dad" is in very feeble condition owing to old age.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XIII
Number 9
January 3, 1900

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Hooper, Stephen

Stephen Hooper Dead
            Mr. Stephen Hooper died March 1 about 11:30 p.m. at his residence on Third avenue, at the age of 89.  He had been in poor health for four months.
            He leaves two sons, John W. and J. M., the former at Columbus, and the latter in this county.  One brother, Ira, 95 years old, lives in Vinton county.  He has also two half sisters and an adopted daughter, all at home now.  He was a member of Grace M. E. Church.
            The funeral will be at the residence at 10:30 Wednesday morning, and the interment will follow at Cheshire.  Mr. Hooper was a Civil War veteran.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 2, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hooper, Stephen

Stephen Hooper Dead
     Stephen Hooper, a Civil War veteran, died at his home on Third Avenue, Monday morning, March 1, 1915, aged 89 years, following a four months' illness. The funeral was held at the residence Wednesday morning and the body was taken to Cheshire for burial. He is survived by two sons, John W. of Columbus and J. M of this county, one brother, two half-sisters and an adopted daughter. He was a respected citizen and a faithful member of the Grace M. E. Church. His family will have the sympathy of all in their loss.

[Note: Stone: Born Jan. 26, 1826, Buried Gravel Hill.  Co. H, 13th WV Vol. Inf.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 4, 1915 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Horner, George Washington

Death of Mr. Horner
     Mr. George Washington Horner, living at the corner of Fourth avenue and Sycamore streets, died this morning, February 6, 1907. The funeral services will probably be Friday, but have not been definitely determined. Wetherholt has charge of the interment which will be in Pine Street cemetery.
     Mr. Horner came here from McConnellsville, O., in 1858 and has resided here ever since. He was a carpenter by trade and a good one. His wife died two years ago last December, but he is survived by sons, Will of this city, George at East Liverpool and Mrs. George Ewing of Marion, O., and a niece whom he raised, Mrs. Ross, of Columbus. He left no brothers nor sisters.
     He was eighty years old the 21st of last July and for two years had been partially paralyzed, and for the past year in extremely feeble health. He has been a member of the M.E. Church and we think he was at the time of his death. Mr. Horner was a very clever man, well liked, and had many friends, who will greatly regret to hear of his death.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 5th OVC.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 6, 1907
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Houck, Hiram

Old Soldier Dead 
     Hiram Houck, of Neil Ave., this city, died at five o'clock yesterday morning of the infirmities of old age. He had been ill for over a year and was 79 years old. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a good, well respected man. He is survived by his wife, one son, Edgar and one daughter, Mrs. Jesse E. Saunders all of this city. Also by two brothers and four sisters. No arrangements for the funeral had been made at the time we went to press.

[Note: Born. 1834. Died. Aug. 14, 1912. Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
Aug. 14, 1912
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Houck, Hiram

Hiram Houck Dead
     Mr. Hiram Houck, aged 79 years, died at his home on Neil avenue, Gallipolis, Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 1912. His funeral services will be at his late home Thursday afternoon at one o'clock by Rev. Griffith, the interment following at Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker Myers of Sandfork.
     Mr. Houck was a son of Gabriel and Prudence Pritchett Houck and was born in Clay township. In 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Angeline Blazer and in 1863 they moved to Walnut township and resided there continuosly until 1906 when they moved to Gallipolis.
     In 1864 Mr. Houck enlisted in the Union Army in the 59th Indiana and served until the close of the war.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. J.E. Saunders, and a son, H. Edgar Houck, both of Gallipolis, a brother Emory of this city and John of Ohio township, a sister, Mrs. Jane Crawford of Guyan township, one sister in Minnesota and two at Winfield, W.Va.
     For 40 years he was a member of the United Brethern Church, but at the time of his death was a member of the Methodist Church at Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 15, 1912
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Houck, Robert H.

Taps Sound for Robert H. Houck of Harrison Tp.
Funeral Will Be Held Friday Afternoon at Lincoln
Good Soldier and Fine Citizen Gone
     Robert H. Houck, a Civil War veteran and a beloved citizen of Harrison township, passed away at his home at Lincoln Wednesday night. He suffered from stomach trouble and the infirmities incident to his advanced age. His illness had been critical for some days.
     Mr. Houck's age was 88 years, three months and 11 days. Besides the widow he leaves the following children: Mrs. Sherman Carter, Portland Oregon; Mrs. J. Hummerick, Columbus; Mr. C.G. Houck, Kanauga; Earl Houck, Rolfe, Iowa; Asa Houck, Gallipolis; Mrs. Leslie White and Homer Houck, Northup, and Grace, at home. There are two surviving brothers and two sisters: Nancy, wife of James Stewart, Charleston; Rachel, wife of Sam Saunders, Huntington; James Houck, Oregon, and John Houck, Nebraska.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday at the home, with Rev. J.R. Fields, of Logan, in charge. Burial by Undertakers Martin (a nephew) of Arlee and A.E. Tope of this city in the Houck cemetery near the home.
     Mr. Houck was a member of First Ohio Heavy Artillery. The late Capt. Gatewood and Frank Walters were captain and lieutenant of his company. So long as he was able he took an active part in G.A.R. affairs. He was quite a favorite among old comrades and among old and young alike in other circles, being a genteel, affable, kindly soul, of pleasing address and ingratiating manner.
     His aged helpmeet is also in very poor health and keenly feels the loss of her devoted companion. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Ann Folden. Many friends will share with her and her children and grandchildren in the sorrow occasioned by the death of Mr. Houck.

Last of Boys in Blue
     Robert Houck's death Wednesday night leaves but 10 Civil War veterans in the county, if The Tribune's list is accurate and complete. The surviors of the conflict that ended nearly 67 years ago are Noah Haner, Lafayette Gaston, J.W. King, Dr. A.B. Garrett, C.C. Eads, Fred Klages, I.J. Boston, John H. Cherrington, John Stone and M.C. Boice

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 28, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Houlsworth, Addison A.

     A.A. Houlsworth died Saturday from the effect of a kick by his horse and was buried Sunday.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was wounded July 20, 1864 at Stevenson Depot, Virginia. He is buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township and was born in 1846 and died May 6, 1893.]

Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1893
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Houlsworth, Samuel

     Mr. Samuel Houlsworth died at his home in Rio Grande Thursday of last week, aged 58 years, 1 month and 5 days, of pneumonia. Deceased was a native of Rio Grande, where he spent his life. He was a Mason and a member of the 7th Ohio Cavalry. He was married and leaves three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Shires and Misses Belle and Ruth Houlsworth, a nephew, Blaine Houlsworth, and a niece, Miss Carries Shires.
     The funeral services were conducted Saturday by Revs. J. M. Davis and W. J. Fulton, the burial being under the direction of the Masons. He was a good citizen and an intelligent gentleman and will be missed by the community.

[Note: Stone. Born Oct 30, 1843 Died Dec 5, 1901 Buried Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Raccoon]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 13, 1901
Vol XXXV No. 7
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Houlsworth, Samuel

Samuel Houlsworth died Dec.5, 1901
     Samuel Houlworth, son of Alexander and Caroline Houlsworth, was born at the family home near Rio Grande, Oct. 30, 1843,and died at Rio Grande Dec. 5, 1901, aged 58 years, 1 month, 5 days.
At about the age of 18, he was converted under the ministry of Rev. Ira Z. Haning, was baptized by him, and became a member of the First Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church, at Rio Grande and remained a member until his death.
     Ocober 3, 1862, he was mustered into the military service of the United States at Ripley, Ohio, as a member of Co. M, 7th O.V.C. This celebrated organization was known as The River Regiment. August 25, 1862, Gov. Tod ordered a cavalry regiment to be organized with 300 men from Hamilton Co., 100 from Clermont, 100 from Brown, 100 from Adams, 100 from Scioto, 200 from Gallia, 100 from Meigs, 100 from Athens and 100 from Washington. In 16 days after this call was made, 1600 men had volunteered, 400 more than could be retained. It afterward received 200 recruits. The regmient did an immense amount of service in Va., Ky., Tenn., Ala. and Ga., and pursued the Morgan Raiders through Ind. and Ohio. It fought in the battle at Buffington's Island, in Meigs Co., the greatest military engagement of the war North of Mason and Dixon's line excepting the battles of the Gettysburg campaign. It did distinguished service at the battle of Blue Springs, Tenn., where Capt. Joel P. Higley of Rutland was killed. So highly was he esteemed and so deeply was his loss felt, that Gen. Burnside ordered one of the defences of Knoxville to be called Fort Higley. The regiment was mustered out at Nashville, July 4, 1865, having been in continously active service almost 3 years, and having lost 560 men by the casualties of war. Comrade Houlsworth did his full share of this service and was slightly wounded at the battle of Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 30, 1864. He has been a member of J.Z. [I.Z.] Haning post, G.A.R. since its organization; also belonged to the Masonic fraternity.
     After the war, he engaged in farming and followed this occupation for many years in Mo. and Kan., returning frequently, however to visit relatives and friends in Ohio. For about 10 years past he has dwelt among us, and we shall always recall with grateful approval, his faithful and affectionate service to those who were nearest to his heart, especially manifest in the repeated and long continued illness of his sister, Belle.
In the last twenty years he was often called to mourn. He came back from the West to join in the funeral of his aged and beloved mother. In one season, Spring and Summer of 1893, his brother Addison and his niece Esta Shires were taken from him and from the other members of the family circle. Less than three years ago his nephew Joseph, just entering upon young manhood and preparing himself for the service of his country, was called into the life beyond. At the end of a little less than a week's sickness, he is now transferred from the seen to the unseen, form the temporal to the eternal. He leaves as the immediate members of his family, his three sisters, Mrs. Etta Shires, and Misses Ruth and Belle Houlsworth, his niece, Carrie Shires and his nephew Addison Alexander Houlsworth. It is using very mild language to say that his death is a very great loss and sorrow to this little band of kindred. May the older members find in the grace of God, in the closer union of their sorrow burdened hearts, and in their brightening hopes of a home.

Where no death or decay,
Where no sighing or sorrow,
Shall be felt for today,
Or feared for tomorrow,

a full compensation for this loss and a full healing of this wound in their often wounded hearts. And may the two younger members of the circle, dear Carrie and Addison, receive a blessing from God that shall make this bereavement a very sacrament of purification and strength and wisdom to their hearts. They too have deeply grieved. One has parted on earth from an only sister, the other from an only brother. Every departure of a member from their kindred band lays a new burden of service and responsibility upon their young shoulders, and I can assure them today not only that their Heavenly Father is ready and willng to comfort and strengthen them, but also that their earthly friends sympathize with them and pray that they may rise in spirit and life to the new and solemn claims that are now made upon them.
     The funeral of Mr. Houlsworth took place in the Freewill Baptist church in Rio Grande, at 11 A.M., Dec. 7. Rev. J.M. Davis preached the sermon. Closing services were conducted by the Masonic fraternity uner the leadership of Mr. H.B. Gentry of Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 9, 1902
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House, Henry

Col. Henry House Dies at Ripe Age of 84
Complications End Life of Widely-Known Figure
     Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock, at his home on the Chillicothe Road, Mr. Henry House quietly passed away. He was in his 84th year, having been born Oct. 11, 1842. He has been ill since Christmas with complications incidental to age. He is the last of the family of children of Gen. George House Sr. Three brothers George, John and Jim and one sister, Mrs. Ann Rathburn, having preceded him.
     In Sept. 1868 he was married to Miss Lucy Elswick who has been a faithful wife to him and took all care of him through his illness. They have no children.
     For a number of years he had a tobacco store and then moved to his home in the country where he has lived ever since, making his daily trips to town until he was forced to quit last Dec. 28. His hobby was recording the weather and filing the records. He will be missed by a large circle of friends.
     The body will be removed to the parlors of Wetherholt & Entsminger on Sunday morning, and the funeral, under the auspcies of the Knights of which he had belonged close to 50 years...will be held from there Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Fields have the service. No flowers by request of the deceased.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 8, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Housh, Samuel

Death of Mr. Housh
     Mr. S. S. Housh, a brother-in-law of D. W. Thomas who formerly clerked for Harry Frank’s Sons, died at Pittsburg last Saturday of bronchitis and his remains were brought here Monday. Undertakers Davis & Thomas, of Thurman, came in and took charge of the remains. The burial occurred at Tyn Rhos Tuesday morning, the funeral being conducted by Rev. G. J. Jones, of Oak Hill.

[Note: Pvt. Co. F & S, 7th OVC]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 6, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Howard, John

Death at Bladen
     John Howard, aged 89, passed away at his home near Bladen Saturday night of tubercular trouble. The funeral was conducted today at Bethel with interment by Stevers. He was a well known resident in that vicinity and was well respected by all.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter. Born December 29, 1830-Died January 27, 1917.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 29, 1917
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Howard, McDonald

Civil War Soldier Dead
     Mr. McDonald Howard, in his 80th year, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1927, at his home in this city after long illness. He was born in Gallia county, served in Company H, 18th O.V.I. during the civil war, and was with General Sherman on his March to the Sea.
     On May 24, 1867, he married Miss Hannah Watts and they became the parents of 13 children. He is survived by his wife, 5 daughters, a son, 44 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Howard was a member of Cadot Post, G.A.R. The funeral was Saturday by Rev. Beardsley, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.

Gallia Times
December 15, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Howard Funeral Will be Held Saturday
Civil War Veteran Was with Sherman on March to Sea
     Funeral services for the late Mr. Mack Howard who died at his home on Second avenue Wednesday afternoon, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence, 720 Second avenue. Funeral service will be read by Rev. A.H. Beardsley of Grace M.E. church, and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     McDonald Howard was born May 1, 1848 in this county and died December 7 at the age of 79 years and seven months. He fought in the Federal army during the Civil War when he was a member of Co. H, Eighteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He accompanied General Sherman on the famous march to the Sea. After the war Mr. Howard became a member of Cadot Post G.A.R.
     He was married May 24, 1867 to Miss Hannah Watts and to this union thirteen children were born. Seven children preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Bion Miller, Wheeling, W.Va., Mrs. Nellie Thomas, Huntington, W.Va., Mr. Frank Howard, New Haven, W.Va., Mrs. James Rayburn, Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Anderson Boggs, Spencer, W.Va., Mrs. Virginia Cofer, at home and Mrs. Elizabeth Goldburg, of Athens. Forty four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren survive.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 8, 1927
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Howarth, John

Veteran John Howarth Passed Away Last Wednesday
Funeral Sunday at Clay Chapel                 
     John Howarth, 72 years old, died Wednesday, April 30, at his home on First Ave., following a week's illness with bronchitis and stomach trouble.
     Mr. Howarth has been a resident of this city for the past 11 years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  He was born in Gallia County and spent his early years upon the farm of his father George G. Howarth.  In 1861 he enlisted as a private in Co. I,  36th O. V. I. and served three years, with honorable discharge.
     His first wife was Josephine Harvey to whom he was married in 1879.  In 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie Masterson, daughter of Bernard Masterson, who with a son, John Snowden and a daughter Mattie Alice, survive him.
     Before moving to this city Mr. Howarth resided at Bladen where he ran a gist mill. He has also been in the merchandise business, was postmaster at Eureka and at one time was ship carpenter on one of the large river packets.
     He was a member of Grace M. E. Church this city, belonged to the local lodges of Odd Fellows and Knight of the Golden Eagle and was a member of the G. A. R.
      The funeral services were held at Clay Chapel  Sunday morning by Rev. F. M. Evans and the burial followed in  the church yard.   [NOTE: Stone.. Born 1840]   Gallipolis Journal  
Vol 95  No. 19
May 7, 1913  Transcribed by Charles Wright

Howell, Augustus Taylor

     Taylor Agustus [sic] Howell died at his home at Winfield, Monday, October 10, 1921 at 4:50 p.m.
The family, with the exception of son Agustus, of Seattle, Washington, were all present. Mr. Howell had not been a strong man since his services during the Civil War. He had enlisted with the Union Army on 15 October 1864 in Co. F, 29th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry, in Gallia County. Two weeks before his death, he had visited his home state of Ohio, and reportedly enjoyed it very much.
     After the Civil War there was much demand for a man of his skills of blacksmithing and wagon maker in the Winfield area, and he moved here in 1874 and purchased a farm on Little Hurricane Creek, and operated blacksmith shops at Red House and Winfield for forty-five years, also farming and was an expert gardener, having had a display of his farm vegetables on display at the Putnam County Fair at Winfield a short time before his death.
     Until a short time before his death, he held an important position on the staff of the W.Va. Department of Agriculture, and acted especially in the capacity of correspondent and advisor in broom corn growing and broom making.
     He was born in Gallia County, Ohio,in 1846 and was of Welsh ancestry, his grandfather Caleb Howell came with the Welsh settlers in 1815. His father, Lewis Howell, was a prominent doctor in Gallipolis. A.T. Howell had the misfortune of losing his first wife, leaving him with two small children, Charles and Rose. He remarried to his dead wife's sister and she also died, leaving him three children, Clara, Agustus and Ross. Later he married again, and his last wife bore him five children, Garnet, Eva, James, Carl and Hazel making a total of ten, all surviving. They are: Charles A., Winfield, W.Va., Rose Smith, Charleston, W.Va., Ross A., Lowmoor, Virginia, Clara Bowyer, Winfield, W.Va., Mrs. John Kirby, Winfield, W.Va., Carl, Bluefield, W.Va., James, Huntington, W.Va. Mrs. Ted Graham, Parkersburg, W.Va. and Augustus, Jr., Seattle.

[Note: He is buried in Winfield Cemetery in Putnam County, WV.]

West Virginia Newspaper
October 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Howell, David
Death of Mr. Howell
       Mr. David Howell, born December 5, 1829, living near Mercerville, died Saturday, July 11, 1908.  He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Williams, who died 14 years ago, in 1851, and they became the parents of five children, three of whom survive them. Besides his children he leaves a second wife, Mrs. Sarah Ward, whom he married in 1895. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1864 and was sergeant in Company G 195th Infantry, and served until the close of the war.  

[Note: Stone.  Buried Bethesda, Walnut Twp]     

Gallipolis Bulletin
July 17, 1908,  Vol. XLI, No. 33
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Howell, John W.

  Aged Veteran Taken
       John W. Howell, aged nearly 80 years, died suddenly of heart trouble at his home near Lincoln on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, 1916.
     Mr. Howell was an old soldier and an excellent man with a host of friends. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ansel Kerns, Mrs. Chas. Kerns of Columbus and Mrs. Mary Bower of Zumbrota, Minn., and a son  Dr. W. E. Howell of Rio Grande.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, the interment following in the McCall cemetery under direction of the local lodge of Odd Fellows.

[Note: Died  Oct. 5, 1916  Buried. Oct 8, 1916.  McCall Cemetery,  Harrison]      Top of Page

Howell, Thomas J.

Thos. Howell Dead
     Thos. J. Howell, a veteran of the Civil War, and one of the oldest colored men in Gallipolis, died today at his home on upper Fourth Ave. Mr. Howell was about 80 years of age and was a highly respected man whose death is greatly regretted by many friends. He leaves quite a family of relatives to mourn their loss.
Mr. Howell was a devout member of the Baptist Church.
     The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Paint Creek Baptist church, burial at Pine street by Hayward.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 27th U.S. Colored Troops according to his discharge papers and Co. G, 14th Colored Heavy Artillery according to his tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 14, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Howell, Thomas

Colored Man Dead
     Mr. Thomas Howell, of the O. H. E., died Friday afternoon after a lingering illness.  He was a well known old colored gentleman of 70 years, who drove the dray for Mr. L. Z. Cadot for years and was employed by a number of the best families in the city.
     The funeral was conducted at the Paint Creek Baptist church at P.M. today by Rev. Wright, interment following at Pine street by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 25, 1915
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hughes, Albert C.

Civil War Veteran Dies In East Gallipolis
Funeral Services For Late A. C. Hughes To Be Held On Sunday
     Albert C. Hughes, one of the few remaining Civil War Veterans in the County, died Thursday evening at 6:30 at his home in East Gallipolis, following an illness since last November. Mr. Hughes was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 84 years ago, where he entered the war. He came to Gallipolis at the close of the war and has lived here since. He was a cabinet maker by trade and worked for years for the old Fuller and Hutsinpiller factory. He is survived by a widow. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, who will be in charge of the burial. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his late home in East Gallipolis. Rev. A. H. Beardsley officiating. Burial in the family lot in Pine Street Cemetery by W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Tribune
Volume LVII
Number 34
August 23, 1928
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT                                                                                     Top of Page

Hughes, Charles

Charles Hughes Dead
     Charles B. Hughes, a soldier of the Civil War who served in the 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, died at Columbus on Tuesday of last week and was buried on Thursday in the soldier's section of the Green Lawn Cemetery.  For many years he lived in Rio Grande, but, for the sake of a milder climate, he had lived in St. Cloud, Florida for the last 10 years.  He was 75 years old and is survived by his widow and two daughters.  He was brought from Florida only a few days before his death.

[Note: Died  1917]  

Gallipolis Bulletin
Sept 18, 1919 Page 3
(Rio Grande Correspondent) 
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Hughes, Henry I.

Death of Henry Hughes
     Henry I. Hughes, living out on the Portsmouth road, just outside the corporation, died Sunday evening,  aged 54 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war, having been a member of Co. A., Ninth Virginia, and was also a member of the local G. A. R.  Post.   About a week ago, while desperately ill, he was married to Miss Cassie Small, who has been his faithful nurse.  The funeral services occurred Tuesday at Mound Hill under the direction of Cadot Post.  A squad of Co. C rendered military honors at the grave.  Interment by Wetherholt.  

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 10, 1902   
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Hulbert, Ira

Mr. Ira Hulbert Dead
Passed Away at Home of Sister, Mrs. Judd in This City
     Mr. Ira Hulbert passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 17, 1923, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ferona Judd, 521 Fourth Avenue, following an illness of several months. Mr. Hulbert was in his seventy-sixth year and had been confined to his bed ever since coming to the home of his sister the first of last May.
     He had been a photographer practically all of his life and was located in Middleport for some time. He had made his home in Gallipolis a number of years ago but prior to his recent return to this city had been making his home in Columbus. During his last illness Mr.Hulbert had the tenderest care by his sister who was fondly devoted to him.
      Two sisters survive the deceased: Mrs. Judd, of this city and Mrs. Neal of Columbus; two children, Ed of Columbus, and Mrs. Gray, of Middleport.
     The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Judd Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Smith with burial following in the Hulbert cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: He has a Grave Registration Card.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 18, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hulbert, Warren

Death of Mr. Warren Hulbert
     Warren Hulbert died at the home of his sister Mrs. Rinda Judd at 10:30 (this) Monday morning of tuberculosis. The funeral will be from the residence at 517 Fourth Avenue Ave. Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Morrell officiating. Burial by Wetherholt & Entsminger at the Hulbert cemetery.
     Mr. Hulbert was the father of Mr. Ed Hulbert, a former photographer of this city. He resided at Middleport for several years and was a relative of Mr. Truman Hulbert of this city.

[Note: He has a soldier's burial card, 1838-1920.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 11, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hull, John

John Hull Dead
     John Hull, aged 83, prominent citizen of Bloomfield Township, passed away at his home at 1 a.m. Thursday. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife and three sons. Funeral services will be held Saturday. The funeral party will leave home at 10 a.m., and go to Brush Church in Gallia County, where the services will be conducted.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Brush Cemetery in Huntington Township, 1842-1925.]

Gallia Times
September 24, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Humphrey, Henry

     Henry Humphrey was born in 1846 and died July 3, 1878. He was in Co. F, 5th U.S. Colored Troops. He
is buried in Pine Street Colored Cemetery. He served from August 1863 to September 1865.

Created obit from Civil War databases databases and Grave Registration Card
Created by Henny Evans

Hunt, James

Ex-Commissioner James Hunt

     James Hunt, son of William Hunt and nephew of Hon. Joseph Hunt, was born at the old Hunt homestead in Perry tp. this county, in 1842, and died Monday morning, at 1 o'clock, August 12, 1901. He entered the service in the Union Army in company C, 173 O.V.I., under Captain Coleman Gillilan, on August 12, 1864, served in the Murfressboro campaign, and was mustered out at Nashville with his company on the 26th day of June, 1865. He was appointed Sergeant on September 17, 1864, and promoted to Com. Sergeant on December 6, 1864. In the discharge of all his military duties, he was faithful and true.
     On the 15th day of November, 1866, he was married to Jane McCoy, sister of G. Wash McCoy. The widow and the following children live to mourn the loss of a dutiful husband and a loving father: Mrs. Albert Shelton, Mrs. John Wood, Mrs. Elizabeth Slagle, William Hunt, Mary Hunt and Lester Hunt.
     In 18__, Mr. Hunt formed a partnership with C.A. Smith of this city to engage in merchandise in a store building on the former's premises. Subsequently the partnership was dissolved by Mr. Hunt purchasing his partner's interest. During the partnership and subsequently the business was very successful and provided a competency for Mr. Hunt and his family. Mr. Hunt held many offices of trust in Greenfrield tp., and was held in high esteem by his fellow citizens.
     In 18__, he was elected County Commissioner and served one term, at the end of which he was appointed to a vacancy of about seven months, caused by a change in the Ohio laws the previous session of the legislature. During his term of office, the work of the Commissioners was very difficult and trying on account of the extensive construction of turnpikes. Whether from overwork or otherwise it is not known, but he became afflicted at this time with serious stomach trouble, from which the best medical skill could afford him only temporary relief. For the past several months he had been gradually declining, and knew that the end was near.
     As county commissioner, James Hunt made an enviable record. He was methodical in his business transactions, kept an accurate account of the funds at his disposal for public improvements, and was honest and conscientious in all his dealings with the public. Outspoken and determined, he often made enemies, but he always had therespect of the people, who can truthfully say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
     His funeral services were attended today (Tuesday) at Emory Chapel by a large concourse of friends who will revere his memory. His death before mentioned occurred at one o'clock Monday morning, August 12, 1901, from a complication of troubles that seem to have never been clearly understood and which had made him an invalid for a longtime.

[Note: He is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Perry Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 13, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hunter, Abram A.

The Late Capt. A. A. Hunter
     This meritorious young officer fell at Cloyd's Mountain, in Western Virginia, when in Gen. Crook's expedition in the Spring. It is but just to a brave and unselfish friend of our cause that particular mention be made of his services. Capt. Hunter was a Scotsman by birth. Before emigrating to this country he resided in England, and during the Russian war was in the English Commissary service in the field. He came to this country in 1859, where a portion of his family had preceded him, and located at Cincinnati. While on a visit to his brothers in this city in 1861, he volunteered under Capt. Matthew Johnson in the three months service, and was chosen 1st Lieutenant. That company not being required, and Government having called for three years men, Lieutenant Harper joined the company called Cleveland Rifles, which formed Co. D of the 23d Regiment, and of this company he was elected and commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Lieutenant H. was for a time on the staff of Colonel—now General Scammon. In the Spring of 1862 he was promoted to the Captaincy of Company K, and was, in September of that year, wounded in the battle of South Mountain. In the Summer of 1863, Captain H. was post commandant at Gallipolis, and where, seconded by the Union citizens and militia, he was enabled to save nearly two millions of Government property from Morgan and his band, and materially aided in turning Morgan to the point where he was captured. In recognition of his services, the citizens of Gallipolis presented Captain Hunter with an elegant sword, of which some months since we made mention.
     Captain H. was with his regiment in the Kanawha valley, last winter and spring, and in April, the 23d regiment formed part of Gen. Crook's expedition for the purpose of cutting the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. On the 9th of May the enemy was attacked in a fortified position, at Cloyd's Mountain, about five miles from Dublin Station, and after a short but desperate struggle, the rebels were driven, but Captain Hunter fell, and was buried on the field. That he fell bravely in the discharge of his duty, and suffered but a short time is the verdict of all—Authentic information on the nature of his wounds and of his last moments have [sic] not been received but are [sic] expected daily from the Surgeon who had charge of him. With reference to him, Lieutenant Colonel Comly in command of the Regiment, writing to his brother here says * * * "I became intimately acquainted with Captain Hunter in the winter of 1861-2, while he was acting Asst. Adjutant General of Gen. Scammon's staff. Since then I have known him perhaps more intimately than any other officer in the Regiment has. I have never known a man more conscientious in the discharge of every duty. His gallantry is attested by wounds received at South Mountain in one of the few real hand to hand conflicts of the war, by his death wound received at the head of his comapny in the charge at Cloyd's Mountain. * * * I assure you of the regrets and sympathy of every officer and man in this command.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 15, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hutchinson, Benjamin

     Three old soldiers passed away the last week---James McClaskey, Geo. Corn [Meigs County] and Benj. Hutchinson, of Vinton, died.

[Note: He served in Co. E, 19th United States Infantry and is buried in McGhee Cemetery in Huntington Township, June 26, 1837-June 17, 1913. He was the son of William and Harriet Kent Hutchinson. He was married to Nancy McCarley in 1869.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hutchinson, William H.

William H. Hutchinson Dies in Columbus
Former Local Hardware Dealer Succumbs to Long Illness
     William H. Hutchinson, at one time one of the leading hardware dealers of Gallipolis passed away at the home of his son-in-law Mr. W.G. Wheaton and family in Columbus Friday morning according to word received here.
     Coming originally from the east many years ago, Mr. Hutchinson started a hardware store on Court street where the Amsbary-Dale Co. Store now stands and through his honesty and industry as well as through his gentlemanliness and polish built up one of the leading stores of that trade in the city.
     Mr. Hutchinson had been ill for several weeks at the Wheaton home. His remains will be brought to this city Saturday on the noon Hocking Valley accompanied by members of the family and Reverend Phillip Hull and will be taken immediately to Mound Hill where burial will be made by Hayward.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 137th O.V.I. and the dates on his stone are 1838-1924.]

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
December 19, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hutsinpiller, Andrew

Death of Mr. Hutsinpiller
     Mr. Andrew Hutsinpiller, an aged citizen of Northup, died at that place Tuesday, April 15, aged 82 years.
Mr. Hutsinpiller was the son of Abram and Magdelene Hutsinpiller and was born in Green Township.
     He was married to Debora Rader and they became the parents of five children, Alonza, in Oregon and Lydia Hutsinpiller with whom he lived, surviving him.
     He spent some years in the West residing for some time in Washington where his wife died, after his return here the remains of his wife were brought here also and interred at Centenary.
    The funeral services were conducted at Centenary by Rev. John W. McCormick, Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Interment following at the same place by Wetherholt. He was a good citizen and was the last of the old stock of Hutsinpiller [article cut off.]

[Note: Sgt. Co. K 107 Ill. Inf.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 19, 1907
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Hutsinpiller, Capt. John C.

Last Officer of Regiment Dead
Capt. John C. Hutsinpiller Passed Away at Home Here Monday
     Capt. John c. Hutsinpiller, 86, the last officer of the old First Ohio Heavy Artillery, died at his home in Gallipolis on Monday, June 20, 1927. He had been ill only a short time.
     Capt. Hutsinpiller was born near Centenary in Green township, a son of Henry and Jane Hutsinpiller. He served throughout the civil war and was discharged with a captain's rank. In 1873 he married Miss Mary s. Stewart, who died in 1899. They became the parents of Mabel, Mrs. Moulton Houk, who is deceased, and Carlos Hutsinpiller, who lives at Nitro.
     A sister, Miss Elizabeth Hutsinpiller, and two brothers, E.J. Hutstinpiller of Springfield, Ohio, and Frank Hutsinpiller of this city survive him.
     For many years Capt. Hutsinpiller was connected with the lumber and manufacturing business here. He served his county in the Ohio Legislature, was in the Government revenue service for several years, served on the draft board during the World War and was until recently police judge in this city. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church, was a Mason, member of the Loyal Legion and Cadot Post G.A.R.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church by Rev. J.R. Fields of Logan. Interment following in the Mound Hill cemetery under Masonic direction.

[Note: from stone born Dec. 11, 1840.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 23, 1927
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hutsinpiller, Reuben

     Reuben Hutsinpiller was born about 1842 to David and Mariah Winsor [sic] Hutsinpiller. He enlisted in Co. L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 30, 1862 as a Corporal and was promoted to Sergeant. At the time of his death he was reported to have been Captain. He was taken prisoner of war November 6, 1863 at Rogersville, Tennessee and died of disease in Andersonville Prison May 15, 1864. He is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery.

Obit constructed from soldier records and newspaper article
Gallipolis Journal
January 19,1865
Constructed by Henny Evans

Ingels, Jesse, Rev.

Death [of] Rev. Jesse Ingels
     Rev. Jesse Ingels, whose failing health has been frequently mentioned in the Tribune passed away this morning, February 1, 1896, at 11:35 o'clock. His funeral services will be conducted at the family residence on Fourth Street above Spruce, at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, by Rev. J.W. Dillon, the interment by Wetherholt following at Mound Hill. Mr. Ingels moved from the country to this city in the fall of '91, and those who knew him not before had learend to regard him with respect and esteem.
     He was born in Uniontown, Pa., August 6, 1811, and would consequently have been 85 years old his next birthday. Mrs. Ingels, his third wife that he leaves a widow was a daughter of the late Sheriff Wm. Waddell of Green township, to whom he was married October 27, 1850 and by whom he had several children, Mrs. Amos Clark, Wm. V. Ingles [sic], County Recorder J.C. Ingles [sic], Ella R., Jesse F., Herbert M., Berton H., Ina C., Alivilda P., and Lydia L. all of whom, we believe are living, except Ina, who died in '66.
     Mr. Ingles [sic] settled in Harrison township, this county in 1834, as a farmer. He became a local minister of note, was Sheriff of Gallia County four years, Justice of the Peace four years, and in the old miliita days was Captain of an Independent Company of a Rifle Regiment five years and Colonel of the same two years. He was a jovial fluent conversationalist, full of reminiscences and always entertaining. He was a good business manager and accumulated considerable property, and was regarded as a good, solid citizen of sound views and excellent judgment, and had a large circle of friends, who will regret his death, exceedingly, albeit he had lived long after the itme alloted to most of the inhabitants of the earth. In his last days he was watched over tenderly, and in his passage from earth to life eternal, he was soothed and comforted to the last by loving hands that never wearied, and will the memory of an affectionate husband and father sacred for long years to come.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 1, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Irion, Davis

Davis Irion Dead
     Davis Irion, an aged Civil war veteran, of Scott Town [sic], died Monday after a short illness of typhoid fever. He was past 85 years of age. He was born and reared in Gallia county. He leaves two married daughters, and his wife. The funeral was held Wednesday at the home and the burial was at the New Zion church. ....Irontonian

[He served in Co. G, 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was transferred to Co. G, 1st Regt. Ohio Heavy Artillery. April 27, 1835-February 13, 1917 from death certificate.]

Gallia Times
February 2, 1917
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Irion, Henry     

     OBITUARY - Henry Irion, second son of James and Mary Irion, was born in Clay Tp, Gallia Co., Ohio, June 11 1834, died at his home near Mercerville, Ohio, March 22, 1911, aged 76  years, 9 mo., 11 days.
     June 3rd, 1857, he was married to Elizabeth Coffman. To this union were born four sons and three daughters. One son died in infancy. Those living are Mrs. J. S. Evans, Mrs. E. L. Martt, J. B. Irion and W. C. Irion of Gallia Co, O., Mrs. J. W. Smith of Hamden, Vinton Co., O. and Prof. H. T. Irion of Sand Point, Idaho.  These with four sisters, one brother, twenty-one grand children, and his devoted, faithful wife are left to mourn their great loss.
     He was converted 27 years ago while working on his farm, and was always afterward able to say, "I know whom I have believed." He joined the M. E. church on probation and was baptized but was never received into full connection as he was very conscientious concerning his moral and spiritual obligations, and fearing he might fall short of his duties as his high ideals of the Christian life defined them for him, he kept putting off assuming that relation. He often referred to it saying it was a duty which he ought to perform. He was a liberal supporter of the church, helping to support its ministry and having helped to build almost all the churches in the surrounding country, irrespective of creed or denomination.
     He willingly gave himself to the service of his country in the war of the rebellion, and though never engaged in actual battle, he was loyal to his country and its flag.
     He was a kind husband, a good neighbor and an indulgent father and grandfather. No sacrifice was too great to make for his family, and no want that he could supply went ungratified. For fifteen years he had the oversight of his only living brother, a deaf mute. He was an honest, upright, industrious citizen, and had many friends. Few men are ever as greatly missed in home and neighborhood as he will be. The funeral was held at the home Saturday.

[Note: Served in Co. G, 18th Regt. O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Journal  
March 29, 1911 
Vol. 43  No. 73, P. 2 
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Irion, Isaac Carter

     Isaac Irions, son of John and Elizabeth [Carter] Irions, was born in Gallia Co., Ohio April 20, 1844, departed this life January 26, 1923 at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. F. Caldwell of Flora, Ill. at the age of 79 yrs. 9 mos. and 6 days. He was stricken with paralysis Thursday morning living til Friday afternoon.
He was married to Lucy Glasscock Sept. 12, 1867. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Besides the wife he leaves seven children and a large circle of friends. John W. Irions of Omaha, Ill., Mrs. Tempa Sutton of Los Angeles, Calif., Chas. C. Irions of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Mrs. J.J. Oglesby of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. C. E. _ _ _ arth of Harrisburg, Ill., Riley H. Irions of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. W.F. Caldwell of Flora, Ill., seventeen grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
     He professed faith in Christ and united with the Presbyterian church at Oak Grove. At the age of sixteen yrs. he joined the army at Gallipolis, Ohio, serving 4 yrs. and 4 months in the Civil War.

[Note: Newspaper source unknown. This obituary was provided by Jim Richter and transcribed by Lynn Anders. It was found as a handwritten copy in a box of possessions belonging to his mother-in-law, Nathlee (Grumley) Bryant. Isaac C. Irions was her grandfather. Isaac C. Irions was a grandson of Henry and Jemima (Hutchinson or Hutchings) Irion of Gallia County, early pioneer settlers. The “s” was added to the name. It is not known if his mother, Elizabeth Carter, is related to the John and Mary (Lahr) Carter family of Gallia County. Isaac C. Irions served in Co. G, 1st Heavy Artillery and Co. G. 117th Ohio Inf. Jim Richter also provided the photograph.]

Unknown publication and date
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Irion, John W.

Death of J.W. Irion
     Mr. J. W. Irion died at the home of his nephew H.R. Boster, 914 Second avenue, Saturday morning, October 20, 1923, at the age of 79 years. Besides his nephew he leaves his widow. Funeral services were held Monday at Mt. Carmel church by Rev. John Porter. Burial in charge of Wetherholt and Entsminger.

[Note: He was born September 24, 1843 and was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Harrison Township. He served in Co. G, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Irion, Wm.

     Capt. William Irion died at Clipper Mills, Monday morning May 4 after a long illness with dropsy aged 75 years. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at Ohio Chapel by Rev. J. R. Fields, interment following at Clay Chapel Cemetery. Capt. Irion was an old soldier, being a member of Aleshire Heavy Artillery. The following survive him, his wife Nancy and children: Charles F. G., Floyd, Mrs. G. Rader and Mrs. T. H. Jones.

[Stone Note: born October 7 1832]

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 8, 1908
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                     Top of Page

Irwin, David

     Captain David Irwin died at 6 o'clock on the morning of May 3d, 1894, at his home in Springfield Township, after an illness covering a period of three months. Although it was known he was ill, yet his death came as a great shock to his many friends particulary those in Gallipolis, where he had made his home for many years, and was respected and beloved for his good qualities of heart and head. He was aged 71 years, 7 months and 24 days.
     Captain Irwin was a native of Gallia -- born in Green Township, September 9, 1822 -- and his home was always within his native county, although he was necessarily away much of the time while engaged upon the rivers. On the 26th of July, 1858, at Dubuque, Iowa, he married Mary J. Westlake, who proved a devoted and loving wife and who survives him, together with two sons--Charles, now living in the West, and Elmer, at home. Two children preceded their father to the grave--Alpheus and Julie F. He was one of a family of eight children--four boys and four girls--five of whom are dead. One brother, Esq. John Irwin, and two sisters, Mrs. Clark and Miss Kate Irwin, are left to mourn the departure of a beloved brother. Two grandchildren, to whom he was fondly attached, made their home with him.
     About 1867, the Captain took up his abode in Gallipolis and remained here until about 1880, when he moved to his farm in Springfield, where the remainder of his days were spent.
     At an early age he developed a love for the river, and became a successful, safe and prominent steam boatman. His first experience was as a flatboatman, going to New Orleans with Capt. John Myers, for the Messrs. Menager, in 1840, and from that time forward he "followed the river," and was engaged on many steamers. He was on the Harry Tompkins, on Red River, in the winter of 1841; on the steamer J. M. Harris, on the Arkansas River, between Napoleon and Fort Smith, in the winter of 1843; in 1844-45, on the Julia Gratiot, between Charleston and Cincinnati, in 1846, on the steamer Alliquippa, which boat carried a load of soldiers from Pittsburgh to New Orleans for the Mexican War, landing them at the old battle ground below the city of New Orleans. He was on the Revolution in the winter of 1847, with Captain Turnhill, between Memphis and New Orleans; on the steamer Grand Tower in 1858, between Cincinnati and New Orleans; in 1849-50, on the steamer Umpire, on the Arkansas River, in 1851-52, on the Magnolia, on the same river; in 1853, on the steamer Atlantis, between Wheeling and Cincinati; in 1854, on the Altamont, between Wheeling and Cincinnati; in 1855-56, he steamboated with the Koontses on Red River, in 1857, on the Rescue, between Cincinnati and Nashville; in 1858-59, on the Moses Greenwood, between Memphis and New Orleans; 1860-61, on the steamer Neptune, between Cincinnati and Memphis. The rebels pressed this boat into their service to carry Confederate soldiers from Memphis to Columbus, Ky., where General Grant had his first fight.
During the war, Capt. Irwin was on the following Government steamers, viz.: Gen. Meigs, Gen. Crook, and J. G. Blackford. His last steamboating was done on the J. G. Blackford.
     In his career as a steamboatman, covering many years and in many sections, and discharging responsible duties, with large interest in his hands, Captain Irwin was always faithful and singularly fortunate, and his record may be remembered with pride by his family and his friends.
     Funeral services were held on Saturday, and were largely attended. Rev. W. E. I. d'Argent, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Galliplis, officiated. His sermon was from 1 Cor. 15:20: "Now is Christ risen from the dead and become the First fruits of them that slept." Rev. A. H. Laywell offered prayer, and the singing, by the Porter choir, embraced "Rock of Ages," "What a Friend we have in Jesus," "Shall we gather at the River," and "In the Sweet By and By." The burial was at Bethel.
     Capt. Irwin was a good husband, a kind father, a constant friend, and a true citizen. Although he had not allied himself to any church, yet he was a devoted believer in the truths of Christianity and practiced them in his every day life with far greater effect than many church members. To his family their loss is irreparable; his neighbors will miss him sadly; and the poor, to whom his benefactions were constant and large, will remember him with unceasing gratitude.

Gallipollis Bulletin
May 12, 1894
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Irwin, David

Death of Capt. David Irwin
     It is with great regret that we announce the death of Capt. David Irwin, of Springfield township, which occurred at his home Thursday, May 3d, 1894. Capt. Irwin had been sick with heart trouble for several weeks, but his death was not expected at all. He was between 68 and 70 years of age. He leaves a widow and two sons, Elmer and Charles, and his late son Alpheus’ two children. He leaves an estate valued at, probably, $25,000.
     He was an old river man, steam-boating years ago in the South. For many years he has farmed and of late years ran a saw and grist mill. He was energetic and full of business, a true man, a kindly man with hosts of friends. He was a brother to Squire John Irwin of the same township, one of our most respected citizens. He also leaves a sister a respected maiden lady, Miss Kate Irwin. He owned the barber-shop of Ollie Anderson on Court street and a dwelling house opposite Gallia Academy in this city and a large farm and valuable property in the county. The funeral services will occur at Bethel Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. d’Argent officiating.

May 9, 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans
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Iva (Ivey), Wm.

Death of Wm. Iva
     Mr. Wm. Iva, residing near Adamsville, died on Wednesday evening of last week. He was an old soldier and had not enjoyed good health for sometime. He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Davis at Old Pine Church on Friday afternoon. Mr. Iva was a man well liked by his neighbors and all who knew him.

[Stone Note: Cemetery: Old Pine, Raccoon Township / 1829 - Nov 1905. Surname listed as Ivey on stone.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 17, 1905
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Jacobs, Stephen Herbert

Old Soldier Called
     Herbert Jacobs, 90, a civil war veteran, died suddenly Thursday evening Feb. 2, 1928, at his home in Cheshire township. He had been suffering from high blood pressure and heart trouble. Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife and one child. The funeral was held at Old Kyger church Sunday.

[Note: He served in Co. D, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallia Times
February 9, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jacobs, Stephen Hied

     Stephen Hied Jacobs, son of John and Samantha Carrier Jacobs was born in Shenendoah Valley, Penn., August 12, 1838, and departed this life February 2, 1928, aged 89 years, 6 months and 20 days. He was the last of a family of eleven children, being deprived of both father and mother at the age of six years. On January 6, 1859, he was united in marriage to Mary H. Roush, who passed to the world beyond July 5, 1909. To this union were born two children, Irene and Willie.
     On October 3, 1912, he was again united in marriage to Goldie Wilson. To this union were born one son, Stephen Herbert.
     During the Civil War he served his country in Co., D, 141st reg. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Kyger. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized by Rev. R. J. Poston and united with First Kyger Free Will Baptist church May 10, 1890, and lived a loyal christian life. He attended church and Sabbath School faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was a man admired and respected by all, upright in character, commanding the esteem of a large circle of friends.
     The greater part of his life was spent in Cheshire township having lived almost 70 years in the home where he passed to the life beyond. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Irene Scott of Cheshire, two sons, W. H. of Cheshire and Stphen Herbert at home, seven grand children, 26 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and other relatives. There are but four of the civil war veterans surviving in Cheshire township, who are M. C. Boice, Marcellus Boice, B. F. Jenkins and Levi Searls.

Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run.
God grant that we may rest, as calmly
When our work is done.
Till then we yield with gladness,
Our Father to him we keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
He giveth his beloved sleep.
One more in heaven, one less on earth,
the pain, its sorrows to share.
Oh! death where is thy sting?
Oh! grave where is thy victory?

     Funeral services were held at Old Kyger church by Rev. L. C. Shaver of White Cottage, Ohio. Interment in Gravel Hill cemtery by undertaker Rawlings of Middleport.

     Card of Thanks - We wish to thank all of those who assisted in any way during the illness of our dear husband and father.
             The Wife and Children

Gallia Times
March 4, 1928
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

James, Charles Creuzet

     Charles Creuzet James was born March 3, 1836, the son of Jacob and Margaret James. When 20 years of age he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and continued a faithful member until death. At the call to arms in 1862 he enlisted to defend the Union on August 15th of that year and served to the close of the war with Company A, 91st Ohio Regiment, being discharged June 25, 1865. During his term of service he took part in 15 of the most important engagements of the war.
     On March 7, 1867 he married Louisa Rice who died July 22, 1911. He was married to again on May 20, 1913 to Emma Cherrington who died in August, 1921. He had no children and his only surviving relative is a sister Mrs. W.W. Watts of Gallipolis, Ohio.
     For the greater part of his life he was engaged in farming but for the last 20 years he had been retired and lived in Bidwell until a few months previous to his death, when he moved to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Pinney at Cheshire, Ohio. Mrs. Pinney had been raised by Mr. James and her home was thrown open to him as if it had been that of his own daughter.
     During his illness Mr. Pinney nursed and cared for him as, he might have cared for his own father. It is certain no better care could have been taken of him. In spite of the severe suffering he underwent, he never uttered an impatient word and passed away peacefully Friday afternoon at 1:15, June 30, 1922, of cerebral hemorrhage.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L.L. Roush at Mt. Zion Sunday morning, July 2. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Gallia Times
July 13, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans

James, Thomas Jefferson

Death of Mr. James
     The sad intelligence reached here yesterday afternoon that Mr. Jefferson James, of Poplar Ridge, died at his home yesterday morning, and will be buried in the Poplar cemetery, Friday morning. Mr. James is a brother of the late C.C. James, and having been born and raised here, has many friends here who will regret to hear of his death.
Vinton Leader

[Note: He served in Co. K, 60th OVI, then reenlisted in Co. D, 141st and then again in Co. C, 144th. Dates on his stone are August 17, 1838-October 15, 1902.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 18, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

James, William W.

     William W. James, enlisted from Perry township 5th July 1863 in Co. H, 1st O.H.A., died at Knoxville, Tenn., 25th of April 1864, from small pox. Leaves a widow and five small children.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war.]

Gallipolis Journal
August 24, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Jeffers, Aaron

     Aaron Jeffers, aged 50, of this (Clay) township, died at 1:15 Saturday morning, the deceased being at the time of his death under the influence of opiates administered by the attending physicians in the performance of a surgical operation to ascertain the correctness of their diagnosis of the patient’s condition, he having been prostrated since the 12th instant at which time it was generally supposed that he injured himself internally while trying to lift a fallen ox.
     The patient was fully informed as to his condition together with the fact that his recovery was improbable under any circumstances, but it was at his request that the trio of physicians administered an anesthetic and proceeded in the examination, the result being the death of the patient a few minutes after the opiates took effect.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1895

Jeffers, Aaron

     Mr. Aaron Jeffers, of Clay Township, died last Saturday morning, aged about forty-five years. He was a single man, and a son of Mr. Abram Jeffers, who died and was buried on Tuesday of last week, and made his home with his parents. About two weeks ago, while assisting in lifting a steer, he broke the rim of his abdomen. On Friday night Doctors Fletcher, Campbell and Williams performed a surgical operation, but it proved of no avail and he died next morning. The funeral services were conducted at Providence Church by Rev. James Caldwell on ____day afternoon.

[Note: He served in the 18th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 26, 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Jeffers, Abraham

     Mr. Abraham Jeffers aged 80 years, a resident of Clay Township, died at his home Monday night and was buried this Wednesday) afternoon. The funeral services were held at Providence Church. Mr. Jeffers was a veteran of the late war and a member of Co. I, 36 O.V.I., of which Capt. W.P. Small of this city was also a member. The funeral was conducted by undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Tribune
January 16, 1895

Jeffers, Abraham

     Uncle Abraham Jeffers, an account of whose death and burial was noted in Wednesday’s Daily Tribune, was born in Allegheny County, PA., February 29th, 1816, and was married to Miss Harriet Williamson March 8, 1839, since which last named year he has been a resident of Gallia County. He was the father of thirteen children, nine of whom---six boys and three girls---together with the widow, survive him. He was a kind and affectionate father and husband and a good neighbor.
     During the war of the Rebellion he was a member of the fighting 36th Ohio regiment commanded at one time by the famous Colonel afterwards General George Cook. During one of the several battles in the Shenandoah Valley Uncle Abe was seriously wounded from which he never fully recovered. He and his son Aaron whose untimely death four days after that of his father, noted elsewhere in the Tribune were both pensioners of the United States, but neither the father nor the son leave pensionable defendents [sic], the wife and mother already being on the pension roll.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 1895
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jeffers, John H.

Fatal Shooting
Death of John H. Jeffers
     News was received here Saturday morning last of the fatal shooting of John H. Jeffers, near Bladensburg, 11 miles below, by Colonel J. H. M. Montgomery, who lives in the same neighborhood. Some time ago Montgomery and Jeffers were friends, but trouble arose between them through Montgomery giving advise to an old lady regarding property in which Jeffers was interested. Jeffers made threats which, coming to Montgomery's ears, were laughed at until one day, over a year ago, Montgomery was passing Jeffers's place on a load of corn foldder, when Jeffers, from a concealed place discharged five shots at him from a revolver. 
     Montgomery had Jeffers arrested for this, and the jury that tried him convicted him of shooting with intent to kill. Insanity had been urged by the defense, and the judge set aside the verdict of the jury on that ground, and he was tried by a jury for insanity and found to be sane and responsible. Another trial for the crime followed, and Jeffers was again convicted and sentenced to the Penitentiary for one year. Jeffers on his trial declared that Montgomery and his (Jeffers's) wife had been too intimate; but all the testimony of Jeffers's neighbors and the testimony of the parties themselves showed that there were no grounds for even a suspicion of such a thing.
     About six weeks ago Jeffers came home from the Penitentiary and immediately set about, apparently, to revenge himself on Montgomery. He tried to get out warrants on various pretexts for Montgomery, and finally last week succeeded in getting one issued, charging Montgomery with false swearing at the former trial; charging that he had perjured himself in stating that he and Mrs. Jeffers had never committed adultry. Montgomery was taken before Esquire Lewis, of Harrison Township, and here Mrs. Jeffers swore that she had committed the offense with Montgomery, giving times and places. This was contrary to her evidence in the Court of Common Pleas, and everybody believed was gotten from her by compulsion on the part of her husband, and Montgomery was acquitted. At the trial and afterwards Jeffers, we are told, expressed himself bitterly against Montgomery stating that he was d---d sorry he had not killed him before and that he would not hesitate to kill him any sooner than he would a mad dog, &c., &e. In conversation with a reliable citizen and official of our county, last week, Jeffers said that his object in having Montgomery arrested was to get his wife's evidence to be used in securing his sought-for divorce from her, a suit for which is now pending.
     On Friday evening last Montgomery started up to Chambersburg to see Esquire Wilhelm to have Jeffers arrested and bound over to keep the peace, and also to begin prosecution against Mrs. Jeffers for false swearing. He was armed with a curbine, and from reports, it appears both men were constantly on the look out for one another. A short distance from Bladensburg, about dark, he met Jeffers, who was riding (Montgomery was walking). Jeffers came up along side and told Montgomery to "look out," at the same time making a motion as if to draw a weapon, when Montgomery leveled his carbine and shot him, the ball passing through his right arm and body obliquely upward, back of the heart, and was taken from just beneath the skin on the opposite side. Jeffers fell from his horse and cried for help, and a young man named Smith was the first to go to him, and afterward, others, who took him into the residence of a Mr. Shaw, where he remained till his death, which occurred about two hours after the shooting. Before he died he is said to have made a statement that he was unarmed, and that as he was riding along the road he noticed a man with what he supposed was a stick or cane step to one side and wait for him, and that as he got along side the man leveled at him, and hearing the click of the gun, he straightened himself in the saddle and cried "look out," at the same time receiving the bullet. Montgomery immediately gave himself up to Esquire Wilhelm, surrendered the gun, and confessed the shooting. He was placed under guard and so remained until Saturday evening when no one appearing against him, he was discharged. On Sunday afternoon John Wright made affidavit before Esquire Wilhelm, charging Montgomery with murder, and he will have an examination today (Tuesday) probably.
     Jeffers was buried on Sunday. He leaves a wife and eight small children. He was possessed of a farm of about 120 acres. He always appeared to be a crack-brained sort of a fellow, though he is said to have been a good soldier.
     Colonel Montgomery is well known to our people. He was a brave soldier, and received severe wounds in the army. He was elected by the Republicans to the Ohio Legislature in 1865, and last year was a candidate on the Democratic ticket for the State Senate.

[Stone Note: Buried at Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township. Stone has 1844-Nov 1888]

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 17, 1880
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Jenkins, Benjamin

Funeral Monday for Benjamin Jenkins
     Benjamin Jenkins, aged 84, of Little Kyger, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War, was buried Monday afternoon in Gravel Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held at Old Kyger church at 2 p.m. He leaves several children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 22, 1928
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Jenkins, Thomas

In Memoriam

     Mr. Thos Jenkins passed away at his home on Symmes Creek on June 9th at 4:30 P. M. after an illness of several years. He was born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, in March, 1836, and was the eldest of eight children, all of whom has passed to the other world, except two sisters and one brother. He came to America when 14 and stopped at Pittsburg, for a short while, from which he, with his parents, came to Perry Tp. Gallia Co., and spent most of his life here, with the exception of almost three years during which he served his country, being a member of Co. E. 56th O.V.I.
     He was united in marriage to Jane B. Jones Oct. 1, 1866, and she with the following children are left to mourn his departure: Mrs. John Rees, Gallipolis; Mrs. Morgan Jones, Columbus; Mrs. Evie Jones, Oak Hill; Mrs. John Richards, Thurman; Stephen Jenkins, Thurman, and John, his youngest son with whom he lived, on the home place. The deceased leaves eight grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, together with a wide circle of friends who will miss him.

Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number;
Thou no more our sorrows know.

[Note from Stone: Buried in Nebo Cemetery in Perry Twp.; B. 1836 D. June 9, 1916]

The Gallipolis Journal
June 22, 1916
Vol. 98 No. 24
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Jenkins, William T.

Civil War Veteran Dead
     William T. Jenkins, civil war veteran, died Thursday morning at his home at Peniel at the age of 83 years. Surviving are his wife and six children. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m at the Peniel church and burial there in charge of O.E. Elliott.

Note: William served in Co. C, 179th OVI.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1929
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jenney, Chas. F.

Death of Mr. Jenney
     Mr. Chas. F. Jenney died at his residence in this city at 10 p. m. on New Year's day, 1906, aged 75 years. Mr. Jenney was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1831, and came to this country with his parents at an early age, settling at Chillicothe, where he was reared and educated. When the war broke out he enlisted in Company H, First Ohio Cavalry, and served three years. While in the service he contracted asthma which in later years grew worse and finally caused his death.
     After the close of the war he was married to Miss Catherine Uhrig, who with two sons, John and Harry, survive him. The eldest son, Dr. Walter Jenney, was killed by a train at Fernandina in 1898, he being at the same time a member of the First Ohio Regiment in the Spanish-American War.
     Mr. Jenney had conducted the confectionery and bakery for many years and was successful in his business. He was an honorable, upright gentleman and highly respected by everyone and will be missed by the community who will deeply sympathise with the stricken family.
     The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon by Rev. Myers, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 5, 1906
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Johnson, George E.

     George E. Johnson was born September 2, 1843 in Gallia County and married there Mary A. White.
Their children were Sarah, Edward, Pheba, Emma, Lauria, William and James. After Mary died in 1888 he married Nancy Alice Blain.
     George served 100 days in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 1878 they moved to Mason County, West Virginia where he was a stone mason by trade and also ran a farm in the Arbuckle District. He died September 28, 1908 in Clendenin District, Mason County and is buried in Concord Baptist
Church Cemetery in Mason Co., West Virginia.

Created obit from Mason Co., WV Hardesty's History and cemetery and military records
September 28, 1908
Created by Henny Evans

Johnson, H. R.

H. R. Johnson Dead

     H. R. Johnson, a respected Civil War veteran, passed away quite suddenly at his home at Bladen on Friday of last week. Funeral services were conducted at the Providence Church Monday. Mr. Johnson is survived by his widow and seven children.

[Stone Note: Name on stone is Hilas R. Johnson at Providence Church in Clay Township with the dates Feb 22, 1842 - Aug 24, 1918]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 5, 1918
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Johnson, John Charles

     Charles Johnson was born in Ohio in 1837 to William and Milla York Johnson and died in 1886 in Hammond, Allen County, Indiana. He was a brother to William Alonzo Johnson who also served in the Civil War. Both men were Squirrel Hunters from Addison Township. Charles moved from Gallia County to Allen County, Indiana where he married Ellen Rothgeb May 20, 1868, daughter of former Gallia County Rothgebs.

[Note: Information received from descendant Morris Johnson.]

Obit compiled from family info
Compiled by Henny Evans

Johnson, Walter

     The saddest occurrence to us of the week was the death of Walter Johnson, at his home in Guyan township on Friday, May 12, at 2 o'clock p.m. Mr. Johnson had been in poor health for a number of years from spinal and kidney trouble, but was able to be around until about a week ago, when he submitted to a surgical operation in hope of removing the difficulty. The operation proved more than his physical condition could stand and at the time mentioned he passed away.
     He was one of Gallia county's best citizens, honest, industrious and in every way a first-class citizen and his death is deeply regretted by all who knew him. He was a Virginian by birth and came to this county about the year 1860 and worked at the carpenter's trade for several years, building many of the frame residences of Guyan and adjoinging townships. He enlisted in 1861 in the 4th W.Va. O.V.I. serving three full years, since which time he worked at his trade and farming. By his industry he procured one of the best farms in that community which he cultivated with success.
     He leaves a widow and a large family, some of whom are grown to man and womanhood and constitute a very prominent and influential portion of the community. Deceased was about sixty years of age. His funeral serivces were conducted at Good Hope church, of which he was a member, on Sunday at 10 o'clock by Rev. N. Burnett and the remains were laid away in the cemetery near by. The Journal extends sorrowful sympathy to the bereaved widow and children.

[Note: Walter Johnson married Leatha F. Williams, daughter of John and Lucy (Sartain) Williams in 1865. She died a few months later, and in 1869 he married her sister, Anne.]

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, May 17, 1899
Contributed by Eve Hughes

Johnson, William

Taps Sound
For William Johnson, an Old Soldier of Guyan

     William Johnson, age about 80, a Civil War veteran and a well-known citizen, died at his home about midway between Mercerville and Crown City early Tuesday morning. He had long suffered from rheumatism and other ailments and his death was not unexpected.
     His first wife was a sister of Rev. N. B. Burnett. Of that marriage four children survive--Sherman, John, Jerome and Hattie. His second wife, together with 5 or 6 children, among them Roy, Charles, Verba and Minnie, also survive him. They mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father.

[Stone note: bured at Cemetery Townhouse Johnson in Guyan Township - 1838-1917]

Gallipolis Journal
October 18, 1917
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                       Top of Page

Johnson, William H.

Civil War Veteran Dies Just 26 Days After Wife
     Just 26 days after the death of his wife, William H. Johnson, Civil War Veteran, of Bidwell departed this life Sunday evening Feb. 26th, 1928. Burial at Providence Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Funeral by I. V. Bryant. He leaves to mourn his loss Douglas M. Johnson, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mrs. Clara Smith, Bidwell, O., Mrs. Hannah Allen, Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Geneva Mitchell, Jamestown, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Ellis, Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral in charge of Coleman, Bidwell, Ohio.

[Note: William served in Co. D, 44th OVI. He was born Aug. 23, 1843 according to his death certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 29, 1928
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Johnson, William Henry Harrison

Death of Wm.H.H. Johnson
     William Henry Harrison Johnson, a well known citizen of this city, whose illness has been frequently
mentioned in the JOURNAL, departed this life at about 11 o'clock Friday forenoon, Nov. 25th,'92, in the 53d year of his age and leaving a widow and eight children, five of whom are single and living at home. Mr. Johnson was taken down December 15 with throat trouble, which was followed by a stroke of paralysis about a month ago, which became the primary cause of his death.
     Mr. Johnson was a veteran soldier serving in the heavy artillery of a Pennsylvania regiment and drew a
pension of $17 per month for his disabilities received while holding the flag of his country. After the war he settled here and was united to Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. John Brown, and followed teaming for many years and was known everywhere as a good and reliable citizen, in whom there was no guile. For the past eight years he has been agent in this county for a prominent nursery.
     He was a member of the M.E. Church for about 30 years, and one of those who used his best endeavors to live a correct and upright life. His funeral services will be held at Damron Chapel, Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. Baker conducting. His burial will be at the Old Cemetery by Wetherholt conducted under the
auspices of Cadot Post G.A.R. The pall-bearers will be A.W. Kerns, J.C. Hutsinpiller, Col. Vance, Chas. Stuart,
J.M. Alexander, George W. Alexander and J.R. Martin, chosen by himself.

[Note: He served in Co. K, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery and is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
November 30, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Johnson, William Lon

William Long Johnson
     William Long Johnson was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, July 28, 1842, and died at his home northwest of Wakita, Feb. 13, 1923, aged 80 years 6 months and 16 days.
     He was united in marriage to Eliza Williams, on Sept. 4, 1867, who preceded him to the Great Beyond July 22, 1903. To this union was born three sons and one daughter, F.C. Johnson, Argoia, Kansas; E.C. Johnson, Wakita; M. M.Johnson Wakita and Mrs. I. E. Fairchild, Hurley, OK.
     He served as a volunteer in the Civil War and was honorably discharged. He came to Wakita with his family at the opening of the strip in 1893 and located upon the homestead where he lived continuously until his death.
     He leaves three sons, 1 daughter, one brother, 19 grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. He joined the Methodist Church in Indiana during his middle life.

[Note: Died in Oklahoma. His name was William Alonzo Johnson and likely this should have read Lon, not Long.]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 14, 1923
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Johnston, James Dr.

Dead of Renal Colic after a Day's Illness
Man of Wide Influence, Great Individuality and Force
    To those who have not already heard the above announcement, it will come as to those who heard it first, with shocking force. A brief announcement of his illness was in the Daily Tribune of Friday, but when it was penned far was the thought that the next issue would contain an announcement of his death.
     He went home Thursday evening in the enjoyment of his usual health. Friday morning at 2 o'clock he had a severe attack of renal colic, which as explained to us, arises from the passage of a sand-like substance, almost or quite resembling small stones, through a small duct from the kidneys to the bladder. The passing and scraping of this substance produces extreme pain. It is not by any means a fatal disease, very many people recovering. The Doctor worried along with his trouble until morning, when at about 7 o'clock Dr. J.T. Hanson was called and later Dr. W.E. Parker, and these physicians remained with him throughout the day. The Doctor advised and counseled with them in regard to his case, but thought and told them that his case would prove fatal.
     He was Health Officer of the city and had all the smallpox cases to look after besides his regular practice, and he had been commissioned by Dr. Probst, Secretary of the State Board of Health, to look after all of the others in this county and Southern Ohio. The Doctor was advanced in years and would have been 67 years of age the 12th of next May, and these extra and worrying duties had tired him out, and his vitality and heart strength were greatly reduced when the attack came on, and the medicines used to relieve pain necessarily weakened the action of the heart, and the direct and immediate cause of his death might properly be said to be heart failure or collapse. He remained fully conscious up to 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon, then sank into a comatose condition, passing away the same evening, March 8, 1901, at ten minutes past nine o'clock, after an illness of only 19 hours and 10 minutes.
     The pall bearers at the funeral will be Messrs. Charles M. Adams, John B. Alcorn, James T. Hanson, E.W. Parker, C.D. Kerr and John A. Plymale.
     He was a familiar figure on our streets daily and so many had seen and conversed with him the day and evening before that the news of his death was most astounding and could hardly be realized. It was absolutely painful to many in whose families he had so long been a faithful and devoted practitioner and to hosts of friends upon the street who were in the habit of meeting him in daily intercourse.
     His funeral services will be conducted at his late home on Cedar street Sunday afternoon by Rev. F.J. Walton, pastor of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Hayward & Sons conducting the burial at Mound Hill cemetery, under the auspices of The Rose Commandery, K.T., of which he was an honored member, the members of Cadot Post G.A.R., of which he was also a member, and Morning Dawn Lodge of Freemasons, acting as an escort.
     Dr. Johnston was a son of the late Samuel Johnston and Elizabeth Cherrington and was born on Chickamauga, near this city, May 12, 1834. He graduated from Starling Medical College, at Columbus, March 3, 1857, and was married the following September 16 to Miss Augusta Bradbury, who was a daughter of Asa Bradbury and Electa B. Harding, and a sister of J.P. Bradbury, Ex-Chief Justice of the State of Ohio. By this union he became the father of A. Oscar Johnston of Pomeroy, Attorney H.C. Johnston of this city, and Mrs. Ida Ashworth, wife of the late Dayton Ashworth of Cheshire, both of whom are deceased, Mrs. Ashworth dying in August, 1888. Besides his widow and two sons, he leaves two brothers, Samuel and Robert Johnston, and four sisters--Mrs. Silas Gardner of Springfield township, Mrs. Margaret Mills, widow of the late Dr.W.W. Mills, and maiden sisters, Misses Letitia and Mary Johnston, all of this city. The family connection is very numberous being closely related to the Cherringtons and Bradburys.
     After graduating the doctor began the practice of medicine at Kygerville, and was very successful, practicing there some 25 years. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted and became the Assistant Surgeon of the 116th O.V.I, and was commissioned in 1862. He resigned on account of bad health in '63, but was again commissioned and assigned to the 141st O.V.I., serving to the close of hostilities. In 1888 he moved to this city and went into partnership with his brother-in-law Dr. Mills, in the practice of medicine and
later the partnership was dissolved and he made many friends and built up a large practice which continued to his death, making him a physician of over forty years active practice. Doctor Johnston was a man of who was much alive while he lived, and took part in all public affairs.
     Until within a year or two he was a very active and prominent politican and had helped to wage some fierce contests, and was a candidate twice for Congress himself, missing the nomination both times by a small margin. He was made a member of the pension Board of Examiners for pensions on its organization in 1882, unsolicited.
     Cleveland's administration deposed him for two years, when at the request of all the army posts in the district he was reinstated, he being regarded as a special friend by every soldier in the posts. He was again deposed in '93 but reinstated in '97 and was President of the Board at death. For years he was a delegate to every convention and and many men have held office because of his influence. He was a member of the Loyal Legion, an organization of the Commissioned officers of the Civil War, and a man whose good will and influence was worth much to any candidate for favor. He was a genial, attractive conversationalist, and what he would not do for a friend, it was simply impossible to do. He always had convictions and could most emphatically express and maintain them and was a man of ability, force and integrity of character and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Galipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1901
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Funeral of Dr. Johnson
Imposing Parade of Military and Civic Orders Sunday Afternoon
     The funeral of Dr. James Johnston occurred at his residence on Cedar Street at 1 o'clock Sunday, March 10, 1901. The house was filled with relatives and sympathizing friends. The form of the Doctor lay in a handsome casket in the parlor, the face showing no sign of pain or death except that the ruddy glow was gone from the cheeks. Services were held by the Rev. Mr. Walton of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, while scores of people stood outside the house in a pouring rain. The music was by Prof. Neal, Mr. C. Mack, Mrs. Butz and Miss Louise Hutsinpiller. The flower offerings were most exquisitely beautiful, coming from The Rose Commandery, the Blue Lodge, the Court House officials and many private sources.
     By orders from the Headquarters of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Ohio, the following Companions represented the Loyal Legion:

Colonel John L. Vance
Colonel W.G. Fuller
Captain J.C. Hutsinpiller
Wm. G. Sibley
Wm. B. Fuller
Creuzet Vance

     Companions Fuller and Sibley were unable to be in line with the Legion owing to official duties in the Commandery of Knight Templars. At the close of the church service the body was given in charge of The Rose Commandery of Knights Templar. Eminent Commander Fuller, Generalissimo Kiger, Captain General Sibley and Prelate Chapman, with Sir Knights C.M. Adams, J.B. Alcorn, E.W. Parker, J.T. Hanson, C.D. Kerr and John A. Plymale as pallbearers, performed the brief house service, after which the march to Mound Hill Cemetery was begun. The column was in charge of the Captain General of the Commandery, and moved in the following order:

Member of the Loyal Legion.
Cadot Post, G.A.R.
Co. C, 7th Reg't. O.N.G.
Morning Dawn Lodge, F. & A.M.
The Rose Commandery, K.T.
The Hearse.
Carriages containing the immediate family.
The Prelate.
Past Commanders of the Rose.
Relatives, friends and citizens

     At the foot of Third street the Loyal Legion, Grand Army of the Republic and Ohio National Guard took leave of the remains, to which they extended the usual military honors, and the Masonic bodies took carriage.
At the cemetery a Triangle of Knights was formed about the grave within which the relatives heard the solemn ceremonies of the Order, conducted by the officers of the Commandery, over the body of the late Sir Knight James Johnston.
     The weather was very disagreeable during a part of the march, but at the cemetery a bright sky was over the closing scene in the long and earthly career of James Johnston, citizen, patriot, soldier, Sir Knight and physician.
     Mr. and Mrs. A. Oscar Johnston of Pomeroy, Judge H.P. Bradbury of Pomeroy, William and Asa Bradbury, Arthur Boatman and wife and brother John Boatman of Kygerville, Dr. Ely, Thos. Ashworth and Isaac Mauck of Cheshire, Mrs. Samantha Buxton of Arbuckle, W.Va., Perry Buxton and wife of Buffalo, W.Va., H.B. Mauck of Proctorville and perhaps others from abroad were in attendance upon Dr. Johnston's funeral services Sunday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 9, 1901
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Johnston, Leonard

Fell Dead.
     Mr. Leonard Johnston, an old colored soldier living at Evergreen, ate a hearty dinner today and took sick right away after rising from the table and died before a Doctor could be called. He was a good old colored man near 80 years old.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume IX
Number 147
June 18, 1898
Gallipolis, Ohio

Transcribed By: MLT

Johnston, Sampson

Old Soldier Dead
     Sampson Johnston [should be Johnson] died Wednesday, February 18, 1914, aged 70 years. His death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. The funeral services were conducted Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, by Rev. Powell of the Christian Church, burial following at Mound Hill Cemetery by undertaker Hayward. He is survived by sons Edward, Alden, Oscar, Charles and Orion and by one daughter, Mrs. Roberts. Mr. Johnston was a Civil War veteran and was a well-liked man, whose family will have the sympathy of all in their loss.

[Stone note: Born Oct 15 1843]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 26, 1914
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Johnston, Samuel

     Samuel Johnston, of Houghton, South Dakota, died suddenly of heart failure August 16, 1908, while mowing in his yard, and apparently in good health. He was born in Gallia county, Sept. 10, 1842, served four years in the Union Army and married Sarah Ann Coates at Porter, August 20, 1865, and moved to Tampico, Ill., where they lived until 1883, when they moved to Dakota.
     He was an honored member of the Masonic order, the G.A.R. and the A.O.U.W. He was elected to the state legislature in the fall of 1890, and took a prominent part in the election of J.H. Kyle to the United States senate.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 18, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jolley, James Iden

Death of James Jolley
     James Jolley of Vinton Avenue died this (Monday) morning Jan. 7th, aged 90 years. He had been ill for some time and general poor heath is given as the cause of his death. Funeral arrangements have not been made, but the burial will be in charge of George Wetherholt and Sons. He is survived by his wife and five children; James of this city; Charles of Addison; Richard of Gallion; Mrs. Belle Siders of Cincinnati and Mrs Frances Gay of Charleston.

[Note: Death Certificate--James Iden Jolley was born Feb. 9, 1833 in Columbiana County and died Jan. 7, 1924 Gallipolis; age 90 years, 10 months and 28 days of age. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery. Father: Henry Jolley. Civil War military service in Co. A, 56th OVI.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Jan. 7, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Jones, Charles W.

Civil War Vet Answers Call
Chas. W. Jones Passed Away Sunday at Son's Home
     Chas. W. Jones, 86, died at the home of his son, A.E. Jones, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock after a short illness. Mr. Jones was a resident of Gallipolis, until three years ago, came to Plymouth to make his home with son, A.E.Jones.
     The deceased was born at Point Pleasant, W.Va., and was a Civil War veteran, having served faithfully while in service. He was honorably discharged April 25th, after having been wounded at the Battle of Winchester, August 21, 1864. He was the oldest and last of a family of four children, three sons and one daughter. Mr. Jones was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was true to his belief. He was also a member of the G.A.R. Post at Gallipolis, and after moving to Plymouth he transferred his membership to the local lodge.
     The remains were removed to Miller's new undertaking parlors where they were prepared for burial. Services were held at the home Wednesday morning with Rev. J.W. Miller, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn cemetery. Plymouth Advertiser

[Note: He served in Co. A, 91st O.V.I.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 12, 1928
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Jones, David D.

     After two week’s illness from troubles incident to old age, David D. Jones passed away Sunday morning, March 4, 1917, at the age of 90 years.
     Mr. Jones emigrated from Wales to America when about 20 years of age. He was twice married. His first marriage was to Miss Margaret Lewis in 1857, and who died in 1892. During the years of their companionship they lived in Jackson county, this state. To them were born two sons and two daughters, all of whom survive, Daniel Jones of Minnesota, William Jones of Columbus, Mrs. Sarah Davis of Wellston, and Mrs. Ada Edwards of Oak Hill.
     His second marriage was to Mrs. Margaret Davis Walters in 1894, who passed away Feb. 26, 1917, six days prior to his death. After his second marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Jones lived on a farm near Cora, this county, until about four years ago when they moved to Rio Grande.
     The community in which Mr. Jones resided for many years, and where he was widely and favorably known, feels the loss of a good citizen. He was beloved by everybody, and was always ready to help wherever there was need of help. He was always jovial and entertaining, which won for him the friendship of all who knew him.
He leaves to mourn their loss, besides his sons and daughters above named, eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

[Note: Buried in Tyn Rhos Cemetery in Perry Township. Co. E, 27th OVI.]

Gallia Times
March 28, 1917
Transcribed by Sheri Culler

Jones, David G.

Death of a Pioneer
     David G. Jones, uncle of Auditor Jones, and living with Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas at Cora, died Monday, 26th, of bronchitis after a sickness of six or eight weeks, aged seventy-eight. Deceased was born in this country and enlisted in the army at the beginning of the war. He saw some desperate fighting and endured many privations, but singularly he refused to accept a pension for the ailments caused by privation. Rev. J. M. Davis, assisted by Rev. Lampon, of Oak Hill, and three other ministers, conducted the funeral services at Tyn Rhos Tuesday afternoon, interment being at the church graveyard by Davis & Thomas, of Thurman. He leaves a family of six children.

[Note: Died July 26, 1897]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, August 3, 1897
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Jones, David N.

David N. Jones Dead
     Mr. David N. Jones, father of Ex-Sheriff J. A. Jones died at Cora Wednesday noon, December 16, 1914, of heart trouble. He was a prominent and well liked citizen. The funeral services will be conducted at the residence of Mr. John A. Jones of Cora, Friday morning, leaving there at 10:30 a.m. and the interment will follow at Mound Hill by funeral director Davis of Centerville.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 17, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Jones, David N.

David N. Jones Dead
     David N. Jones passed away Wednesday noon, December 16, 1914, at the home of his son, John E. Jones, at Cora, aged 73 years. He was a splendid man, a veteran of the Civil War, and will be sincerely mourned by a host of friends.
     The funeral services were held at Cora Friday morning and the remains were laid to rest in the Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis by undertaker Davis of Thurman.
     Mr. Jones is survived by four sons; Ex-Sheriff Jenkin A. Jones of Ironton, Tom H. Jones of Patriot, John E. Jones of Cora and Bert Jones of Blazer.

Gallipolis Bulletin
December 24, 1914
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Jones, Evan N.

Evan N. Jones Dead
     Evan N. Jones, a highly respected Civil War veteran, died at his home near Patriot Friday from pneumonia. He was past 80 years of age. The funeral was held Sunday. He is survived by his widow, who is seriously ill.

[Note: died Jan 1918]

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 16, 1918
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Jones, Henry

     Henry Jones, son of Levi C. and Nancy Jones, was born near Kygerville, Gallia co., July 8, 1843 and died in Jackson co., Ohio Feb. 27, 1862. Henry was regarded by those that knew him to be naturally a good boy, but feeling that morality could not save him, he sought the Savior in February, 1861, and professed faith in Christ.
     In December last, he heard his country's call, and joined Captain Lasley's Company. He went to camp Diamond, near Jackson, was taken sick and conveyed to Mr. Anson Hannah's in Jackson, where he shared all the hospitality of an adopted son until February 27th, when in great peace of mind he breathed his last. His funeral sermon will be preached at Kygerville, April 13, 1862 by the writer.

[Note: No Stone. ]

Gallipolis Journal
April 13, 1862
Vol. XXVII , NO. 20
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page

Jones, Hezekiah

     Mr. Hezekiah Jones, a pioneer of Addison township, living on Poplar Ridge, died Sunday and was buried today. He was about 90 years old and a fine old man, it is said, but we have no particulars.

[Note: He served in Co. I, 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery and the dates on his stone are September, 29, 1819 to November 11, 1900.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 19, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, Homer C.

     Mr. D. W. Jones is in receipt of a telegram announcing the sudden death of his brother, Hon. Homer C. Jones, at Alva, Oklahoma T’y., yesterday (Sunday) morning. He had received a letter Saturday from Capt. Jones’ wife saying that he had pleurisy, but that he was feeling better, and was not regarded as being in danger.
     Capt. Jones was well known in this section of the State, and his death will be felt as a personal loss to the many old soldiers who met him at so many camp-fires and reunions.
     He was born October 17, 1834, served nearly four years in the 18th Reg. O.V.I., much of the time as an aid on Gen’l. Thomas’ staff. At the close of the war he began the practice of law at McArthur, and was long the leader of the bar there. He served the people of this district as State Senator four years.
     Under Harrison’s administration he received an important appointment which took him to Washington where he moved with his family. In his position there it became his duty to hear and pass upon many land cases, and he made a record as one of the best Government land lawyers in the Department. Desiring to take advantage of his special training there he resolved on going West and opening a law office, which he did last summer, going to Guthrie, O.T., [transcriber’s note, Oklahoma Territory] where he formed a law partnership, but taking up his residence in Alva a short distance away, where he likewise opened up a law office with his son. He was appointed a member of the Town Site Commission a Government position charged with important duties in that new territory, and which position he held at the time of his death.
     Capt. Jones had hosts of friends in Vinton and all the adjoining counties, who will feel his death deeply.
     He leaves five sons, all grown and a widow.

April 25 1894
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, Isaac Newton

War Veteran Dead
     Mr. Ike Jones, 78, the youngest civil war soldier to enlist from Perry township, died April 8 at his home in Chesapeake, Ohio. Mr. Jones was one of the earliest students at Rio Grande College.
     Mr. Jones is survived by two daughters at Chesapeake, a brother Sam in Colorado, and a sister, Mrs. S.J. Walker at Cora. The funeral was at his home Sunday. Relatives Robert, Dan, Ed, Gomer and John J. JOnes from the county attended.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He is buried in Union Cemetery in Lawrence County.]

Gallia Times
April 14, 1927
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Jones, Jenkin N.

Death of Jenkin N. Jones
     Mr. Jenkin N. Jones died at his home at Patriot Thursday night, Dec. 6, 1923, at 11:30 o'clock after several weeks illness with heart trouble and pneumonia, at the age of 81 years.
     Mr. Jones leaves his widow and the following children: Miss Elizabeth and John of Patriot, Mrs. Margaret Drummonds and Mrs. A.P. Kerr of Gallipolis, Mrs. Raymond O'Brien, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Walter Henderson, Tulsa, Okla.; and Miss Frances Jones of Columbus. Mr. Jones was a member of Siloam Church, and the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges at Patriot.
     Funeral Sunday at Siloam church and burial at Mound Hill by Undertaker Tope.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was born March 5, 1843.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 7, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Jones, John Lloyd

John Jones Dead
     John L. Jones, a well known resident of Raccoon township, died Friday, March 17, 1922, and the funeral was Monday with interment at Ebenezer. Mr. Jones was a splendid man with many friends. His widow survives him.

[Note: He served in Co. E, 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and dates on his stone are 1839-1922.]

Gallia Times
November 1922
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Jones, John S.

From the Falls City (Nebraska) News.

Dr. John S. Jones
    Dr. J. S. Jones was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on the 14th day of July 1846. In 1862 he enlisted as a drummer boy in the late war, for the chance of being mustered in as a Regular. Served three years time, returned to his home in Centerville, Gallia County, Ohio, after whiich he studied medicine under physicians there until 1866. He then entered Miami Medical College, where he graduated in 1866. Came to Nebraska, and settled in Rulo in July, 1870; was married in March, 1878.
     Dr. Jones as a Physcian was ranked as one of the foremost in the County. As a man he was very respected by all. His practice was very extensive, which in the sick chamber his step was always welcome in perfect confidence of his unquestionable ability.
     In his death we have lost a worthy citizen, and an intelligent physician. And while we mourn the departed, let us not forget his honored and inestimale trophies left behind.

Gallipolis Journal
Volume XLVII
Number 13
February 2, 1882
Gallipolis, Ohio
Transcribed By: MLT

Jones, Nathaniel

     Nathaniel Jones was born February 13, 1814 in Wales. He enlisted in Co. I, 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and was discharged for disability in May 1863. He reenlisted in Co. F, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery in August 1863 and was discharged for disability in June 1865, He died August 10, 1879 in Gallia County and is buried in Siloam Cemetery in Perry Township. He left a widow Elizabeth and several children.

Obit constructed from service and vital records
August, 1879
Constructed by Henny Evans

Karnes, Captain G. W.

Death Of Captain G. W. Karnes
     Captain George W. Karnes, whose illness in the last five months has been frequently mentioned, passed away at the home of his son, Charles, at the corner of Third and Spruce Streets, at 6 o'clock,
Wednesday evening, February 20, 1895, and in the 66th year of his age. Being born, November 13, 1829. His funeral services will be conducted from his late home, at 12:30 o'clock, Rev. W. E. I. D'Argent of the Presbyterian Church, his burial following at Buffalo, West Virginia, where he has two children buried. Hayward and son being in charge.
     Captain Karnes was born in Monroe County, West Virginia, and was raised on a farm. He learned the trade of plastering there and yet a young man moved down to Buffalo on Kanawha, where he was married to Sarah E. Hanley, when only 22 years of age. By this marriage he became the father of ten children. Three daughters and four sons surviving, and three dying in infancy. He came to Gallipolis to live, about fourteen years ago, where he has prosecuted his trade, until the last few years, when he became so crippled with rhematism that he was helpless, and last summer he was stricken with paralysis and has been with his son, Charles, ever since. He joined the Presbyterian Church two or three months ago and died happy in the Christian's hope. He served the Union cause by first enlisting in the 8th V. I. of West Virginia, and was merged into the 7th West Virginia Cavalry service. He was captured by the Confederates and spent six months in Libby Prison, and it was there he contracted rheumatism and had his feet frozen. He sereved nearly four years in the war and was drawing a pension of $17 a month at the time of his death. Captain Karnes was a citizen for whom every one had regard. He was a splendid, upright man and his family will have the kindness sympathy of all in their loss.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume III
Number 45
February 21, 1895
Gallipolis, Ohio

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Keeler, David

Death of Mr. Keeler
     Mr. David Keeler of 3d avenue, near the Bankrupt store, died this morning September 5th, 1908, from a third stroke of paralysis, received a short time before, at 7 o'clock. His funeral services so far as known now, will be at 10:30 a.m., Bulaville Monday morning, conducted by Rev. W.J. Fulton, the interment following by Hayward & Son.
     Mr. Keeler was a good citizen devoted to his wife, children or to any one who needed his attentions. He was one of the first to enlist in defense of the Union, joining the 11th Ohio Infantry and serving till the close of the war. He drew a pension for his services of $17 a month.
     During the war he served in prison pens for two years. On a furlough with a fellow soldier, Mr. Wright of Campaign, he met his comrade's sister, Miss Emma Wright and they were married after the war and settled down on the old Thomas Wright farm and became the parents of six children, Asbury Keller on the home farm now, and daughters Rena of Jackson, Nellie and Anna single of Kings Mills, now at home and Mrs. Emma Williams who with her husband resides on Neil avenue and are employed at the O.H.E. He has also brothers and sisters about Utica, N.Y., where he originally came from, and his sisters have visited him here. His wife and the mother of his children died and [sic] about 15 years ago. He was united in marriage the second time with Mrs. Ecker, the widow of the late William Ecker, and the daughter of Mrs. Jack Smith of Leeper, and who survives him with no children.
     About nine years ago he had an attack of paralysis on the farm, and in consequence they moved to town and occupied Undercliffe. Two years later he received another stroke, and in all that time he has been incapcitated from doing anything but the lightest work, he and wife keeping a boarding house on 3d avenue, just off of State street. No longer ago than last evening we met him on the street in apparently his usual health. His death came as a great surprise to many friends.
     He was 67 years old and an honorable, upright, industrious, honest man, a strong Republican and a strictly moral good citizen, a member of the M.E. Church and of the Odd Fellows under whose auspices he will be laid away to rest forever. He was an intelligent man, a great reader and was always found on the side of morality, and good citizenship.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 5, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Mr. Keeler's Death
     Mr. David Keeler, died at his home on Third avenue, near State street, Saturday morning, September 5, 1908, from a third stroke of paralysis a little before 7 o'clock.
     Mr. Keller was 67 years of age, a good citizen, an honest, industrious man, who served in the O. V. I. during the war. He was united in marriage with Miss Emma Wright during the war, and became the parents of six children, one son Asbury, on the home farm, and daughters, Rena, of Jackson, Nellie and Anna, single, of Kings Mills, and Mrs. Emma Williams of Neil avenue; also brothers and sisters at Utica, N. Y. His wife died 15 years ago and he was united in marriage the second time with Mrs. Ecker, widow of the late Wm. Ecker, who survives him with no children.
     His funeral services were conducted at Bulaville at 10:30 Monday morning by Rev. W. J. Fulton and the interment followed by Hayward & Son, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.

[Note: buried at Rife Cemetery, Addison]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 11, 1908
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Keller, Alexander

In Memory
     Alexander Keller, son of George and Ellen Keller, was born the 4th day of November, 1845, and died January 30, 1921, aged 75 years 2 months and 26 days.
     He was first married to Lucretia Wray. To this union were born three children; one dying in infancy and Mrs. Jennie Phillips and Mrs. Lottie Needham who with their mother have passsed on to the better land.
     He was married a second time in 1874 to Saphrona Hines who is left to mourn his departure.
     He was a soldier of the Great Rebellion, serving full time in the 91st Regiment, Company A.
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since young manhood.
     He leaves, besides his wife, four brothers and a sister, Abe of Kansas, Henry of Michigan, Nathan of Gallia, George in Wood County, Ohio; and Mrs. Margaret Hines of Wellsvile, and several grandchildren.

Card of Thanks
     We very much desire to thank our loving friends for their kindness during our late trouble and bereavement, and Rev. Morrell for his comforting words and the beautiful lines he chose to talk from, also Mr. Entsminger for his kindness, and for the floral tributes from the lodge.
Mrs. Keller and Grandchildren.

[Note: buried in Pine Street Cemetery]

The Gallia Times
February 10, 1921
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Alex Kellar Dead
     Mr. Alex Kellar, an old soldier, died at his home in this city Sunday morning early, following a stroke of apoplexy a few days before. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Kellar is survived by his wife. The funeral was held Monday at his late home by Rev. Morrell, interment following in the Pine street cemetery.

The Gallia Times
February 3, 1921
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                        Top of Page

Keller, Stephen G.

     Stephen Gates Keller was born in Perry Township, Gallia County, May 24, 1824, and died at his residence in Gallipolis Tp., Tuesday evening last, May 8, 1894, at 5:20 o'clock. On Sunday evening, April 29, he was stricken with paralysis, which affected his entire left side, interfering somewhat with his speech. From the first there was no hope of his recovery, and surrounded by his family and receiving every attention in the power of love and medical skill he lingered until relieved by death. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Thursday morning, his old friend and former pastor, Rev. Charles Davis, officiating, and he was laid to rest at Mound Hill, beside his wife, by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Keller was one of the fifteen children of Abram and Susannah Keller (the latter a sister of the late Gen. Newsom, of this city). Five brothers and three sisters are living--George, Rufus, William, Conrad, Lewis, Mrs. Charles Wood, Mrs. Lewis Wickline (who is very ill), and Mrs. L. M. Beman. Four children mourn the loss of a devoted father--Miss Laura (at home), Mrs. Frank McCormick (of this city), Dr. Lester Keller (one of the prominent physicians of Ironton) and Floyd Keller (book keeper of the McDonald Coal Co., of Colt W. Va.).
     Mr. Keller had been an active business man all his life. A farmer by profession, he dealt largely in stock. For years he made purchases of horses for the Connecticut market. Some years since (about 1875) he bought the old John Gee farm, two miles above town, and there made his home. At the organization of the Centreville National Bank, he was made Vice-President and one of the Directors, and continued a Director until his decease. He was honored by being called upon to fill many public positions--Clerk and Trustee of Perry Township,and County Infirmary Director. In the performance of the duties of these positons he displayed ability and business capacity of a high order, and merited and received the commendation of his fellow citizens. He served his country as a soldier in the war of the rebellion, and was the recipient of a pension for injuries received in the line of duty.
     He was beloved by his family and neighbors and the community generally. As a husband and father he was devoted and loving, and he was a good neighbor. What more can be said? Only this: His death is a loss that will be severely felt and sincerely mourned.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 12, 1894
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Keller, William

William Keller

Perry Tp. Farmer and Old Soldier, Passes Away
     William Keller, a well-known farmer living in Perry Tp. near Patriot, died at 7:45 Monday evening of heart trouble. For months his health had not been good, but only since last Thursday had he really been ill and confined to the house.
     Mr. Keller was an old soldier, a member of Salem Baptist church, a good citizen, whose death will be regretted in many circles and by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, whose maiden name was Martha Chambers, and to whom he was married July 9, 1860, and four children, Fred, Clyde, and Mrs. R. B. Davis, who also live near Patriot, and Guy of Waterloo. He is survived by two brothers, S. R. of Perry Tp. and L. M. of Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wood.
     A year after his marriage he went into the army as a member of the 36th O. V. I. and was mustered out in October, 1862.
     The funeral cortege will leave the house at 10 o'clock this forenoon for Salem church where the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Foster Yelton. Burial at the same place.

[Note: died Nov 1910]

Gallipolis Journal
December 1, 1910
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Kelley, Isaiah

Isaiah Kelley Died Sunday
     Mr. Isaiah Kelley who moved from Gallia County to this city last spring died August 14, aged 71 years. His funeral was held Tuesday under the auspices of the G..A.R. with Chas. L. Wood as funeral director. Mr. Kelley was born in West Virginia, but came to Gallia in war times. Several years ago, he bought the McClure farm near Camba where he lived for a time. He leaves a wife and several grown children to mourn their loss.

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
August 17, 1910
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Kelley, Isaiah

In Memory of Isaiah Kelley
     Isaiah Kelley, son of Johnson and Sarah Kelley, was born in Barbour county, Virginia, on the 10th day of August 1839. Born again in the month of February, 1856, and united with the Methodist Protestant church under the pastoral labors of the Rev. Samuel Clawson and for several years enjoyed much of the love of God.      He enlisted in Co. F., 3rd West Virginia Infantry June 25, 1861. In the month of May 1863, was mounted and mustered in as 6th W. Va. Cavalry. He was in all of the battles in which his regiment took part.
     He came to Gallia county, Ohio, August 1, 1865. He there met Miss Nancy R. Neal, and they were united in marriage December 3, 1865. This union was blessed with ten children six of whom still survive, five daughters and one son, all of whom are married except the youngest daughter.
     During his army life, he lost the joys of salvation but amid the dangers of war endeavored to trust in God for protection and safety. Soon after coming to Ohio he reconsecrated his life to the Master and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He has at times filled the responsible positions of class leader, Sunday School superintendent, steward, member of the board of church trustees.
     He passed from earth to his heavenly home, from his residence in Jackson, Aug. 14, 1910.

[Note: He is buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio.]

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
August 24, 1910
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Kennedy, Cornelius Wayne

Death of Mr. Cornelius Wayne Kennedy
     Mr. C.W. Kennedy, of Swan Creek, stricken with paralysis five years ago, and never having recovered sufficiently to scarcely leave his home since, passed away at the age of 75 years Sunday morning, June 16, 1901, at 10 o'clock. His funeral services will be conducted by Rev. T.F. Cary, Baptist minister of Wellston, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Swan Creek M.E. Church, the interment by Hayward & Son following at the burial ground on the home place. He had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for many years, and was an honorable, upright man, enjoying the esteem of his fellow men and was possessed of ample means.
     He left a widow, Mrs. Fannie Kennedy, who was a sister of the late Eliza Smith; was an uncle of Mrs. David Keeler of Undercliff, near this city, and Mr. C.W. Lanier, who furnished us the particulars of his death, was a cousin and named for him.
     He left seven children, [unable to read] F.M. and A.J. Kennedy, of this county, Charles in Oregon railroading, and Leslie the youngest working in the car shops of Pennsylvania town, Mrs. Thomas Morton and Misses Bettie and Emma at home. He was a brother of Mr. John D. Kennedy of near Mercerville, and of Mrs. John Campbell of Bush's Mill.
     During his long condition of helplessness he was patient and uncomplaining. For several days it had been seen that the end was only a question of time, though no kind attention was wanting to prolong his life and soften his pathway to the end. Full of years, and having led an honorable life he dropped into an honorable grave with a memory left behind that will be cherished and kept green by all who knew him.

[Note: He is buried in Kennedy Cemetery in Ohio Twp. Hardesty's History of Gallia County states that he fought against Morgan's Raiders.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1901
Transcribed by Danielle Frogale-Dorso                                                              Top of Page

Kent, David H.

     Mr. David Kent of Eno, Morgan Township, an old soldier of the 36th O. V. I., Col. Crook, died at his home a few days ago and was buried Friday at Kyger. He was well along in years and pretty well worn out, in ill health for a year or more. He was a good old fellow with lots of friends and left a wife and family of adult age.

[Note: Dec. 8, 1827 – Jan. 3, 1900; Age 72 yrs.  His spouse was Esther Kent. He was a carpenter by trade and died of paralysis. He is buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Saturday, January 6, 1900
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Kent, Henry A.

Death of Judge Kent

     Judge Henry A. Kent died Saturday last at his home on Story's Run, two miles below Middleport, and was buried Monday at the Kent Cemetery in Morgan Township. He was Probate Judge of this county, from 1870 to 1879. He was a good citizen, lost his arm in the army and had many friends here.

[Note: He served in Co.B, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The cemetery today is also known as Piper and is not in Gallia County but across the line into Meigs County on Andrews Road. Born Dec. 20, 1829, died Apr. 21, 1900.]

Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kent, Milton

Milton Kent
Passes Away at the Ripe Old Age of 86 Years
     Milton Kent, one of the early settlers of Springfield township, died last Monday night at the home of his son Ed in Bidwell, where he had made his home for several years. He had been in feeble health for some time with afflictions incident to old age, but the immediate cause of his death was paralysis.
     The funeral services were held yesterday at 2 p.m. in the Vinton F. B. church, conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grande. The interment followed at the ------cemetery by Undertaker Butler. A quartet composed of Messrs. Jas Evans, Newt Rees, Hartley Davies and Ira Fulton rendered two beautiful selections, and Miss I. J. Fulton sang "Face to Face" a most beautiful and touching selection.
     Milton Kent, son of Samuel and Mary Kent, was born Sept. 30, 1826, in Washington Co. Ohio, and came with his parents when a child, to Gallia county where most of his life has been spent. In September 1848 he was married to Janette Adney near Vinton. To them were born nine children, Ross Kent, Mrs. Agnes Glenn, Mrs. Gussie Glenn, John W. Kent, Mrs. Alice Rowan, Edwin W. Kent, Mrs. Anna Morehouse, Axia E. Kent and Milton M. Kent. Four of the children and their mother preceded him to the better land.
     Though not demonstrative he had great faith in God and loved to read his written word. Not long since he said to a friend, "I'm glad I've got a living God."
     He died July 14th, aged 86 years, 9 months, and 14 days. He leaves behind one sister, Mrs. Emily Hamilton, and two brothers, Lewin and Delatus Kent, five children, thirty-three grand children and six great grandchildren.

[Note: buried in Old Holcomb cemetery, Huntington Twp. 1826 - 14 July 1913; was a Squirrel Hunter.]

Vinton Leader,
No Date
page 1
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Kerns, Ansel

A Good Man Gone
Ansel Kerns, Prominent Citizen, Succombs [sic] to Pneumonia
     Mr. Ansel Kerns, Postmaster at Hollis until the office was discontinued, died at 5 o'clock this Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 1913, of pneumonia, after an illness covering two weeks to a day.
     No arrangements have at this writing been made for the funeral services owning to not hearing from some of the relatives in the West, and it being desirable to know whether they were coming before appointing the time.
     Mr. Kerns was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kerns of Harrison township, long since dead, and was born 68 years ago. He began life as a school teacher, becoming a farmer later.
     He was first married to a daughter of Squire Thierry, of that township, and by her became the father of five children...three daughters...Mrs. Will Boster of that township, who died two or three years ago, Mrs. George Dickey of Wenona, Ill., Rev. Mrs. Chambers of Oak Hill and sons George who died at 18, and Joseph, a farmer of that township.
     Sometime after the death of his first wife he was united in marriage with the most estimable woman who survives him, Miss Charlotte R. Howell, eldest daughter of the veteran J. W. Howell of this city. By her he became the father of six children all surviving...Mrs. Gordon Houck of Salem, Neb.; Will at home, Howell of Middleport, Garrett, Clyde and Cirena at home, the latter only ten years of age.
     Mr. Kerns is also survived by brothers Charles of Columbus, Jacob of Nebraska, (John died last fall), and sisters Mrs. Reuben Boster of 3rd avenue, this city, Mrs. Stephen Neal of Harrison township, and Mrs. C.C. Neal of this city, Mrs. Savannnah Huron of Proctorville and a Mrs. Coffman of Illinois.
     Mr. Kerns entered the 36th O.V.I. in 1863 and served his country to the close of the war.
     He was also prominent in the affairs of his township and county. He served as trustee, clerk, treasurer, and Justice in his township and was a Justice at his death.
     He belonged to no order except that of the G.A.R. of Lincoln, which will no doubt officiate at his funeral.
     He was very prominent in Republican politics and would have been the candidate for his party for some of the best positions had he not been euchered out of them by the former corrupt conventions that were held. A might good citizen and soldier was Ansel Kerns and he left a host of friends on this side to mourn his untimely departure.
     It was just two weeks today that he was in town. He was not feeling well and tried to put off coming, but felt as though he could not, went home and was taken to his bed. Dr. Howell of Patriot was called and got him better, but his desire to be up and around overcame his prudence and better judgement and the relapse carried him form our sight forever. Peace be with him forevermore.

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Kerns, Anthony Wayne

Justice A.W. Kerns Passed Away Tuesday
Aged Citizen and Civil War Veteran Goes to Great Beyond
"And so He giveth his Beloved sleep."
     Anthony Wayne, third son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Roadarmour) Kerns, was born in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio, October 14, 1847 and passed peacefully into eternal rest Tuesday, August 28, 1923, at his home in Gallipolis, O.
     He obtained his education in the country school and Gallia Academy and was expert book keeper and accountant. At the early age of sixteen and a half years in June, 1864 he enlisted in his country's service, but was shot by Guerillas on his way to join his regiment and carries a bullet in his body to his grave.
     On September 22, 1872 he married Emma C. Gatewood and three daughters were born to this union: Mrs. L.B. Shaw of Gallipolis, Mrs. O.H. Booton of Williamson, W.Va., and Mrs. James T. Johnson who died in 1900.
     Love for his family was his ruling passion and his long and useful life was distinguished by the virtues of sobriety, industry and honesty. He enjoyed the confidence of the general public, and filled many positions of trust and honor in the community, being especially aggressive and active in the temperance course. Justice Kerns served two terms as County Auditor of Gallia county, and at one time was prominent in Republican county politics.
     He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, two daughters, twelve grand children and one great grand son. Also two sisters, one brother, and many other relatives.
     He has been a faithful and consistent member of Grace M.E. church of this city for almost fifty years where his funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, August 31, 1923.
     In his going out a true man, a loving husband and father, a staunch and loyal citizen has passed on, but his influence will long be felt in his family and in the community.

[Note: He is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery. He served in Co. F, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 29, 1923
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerns, Francis Roadarmour

Former Gallia Countian and Soldier is Mustered Out at Home in California
     Francis Roadarmour Kerns, born in Gallia County, Ohio, January 27, 1844, died at Tulare, Cal., June 1, 1921. He served the entire period of the Civil War in Co. B, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being married the last year of the war, living in Gallia County where he raised a family, moving to Clark County, Kansas in 1885, where he lived for a number of years, being elected to the Probate Judge of that county serving six years.
     Frank was the oldest child of Jacob and Elizabeth Kerns, who raised a large family of children, all now being dead but Wayne of Gallipolis, Nelson of Ironton, O., Josie L. Stone of Columbus, O., and Dora F. Rife of New York. It has often been said by his comrades of the 91st, that Frank Kerns was one of the best soldiers of that gallant old Regiment, that done [sic] so much service in saving the Union. About four years ago Comrade Kerns moved to California where he was buried in the cemetery of Tulare.

Gallia Times
June 9, 1921
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerns, Thomas

     Thomas Kerns was the son of Henry and Mary Gilbert Kerns and was born January 26, [sic] 1839, and departed this life March 19, 1913.
     He enlisted in the Civil War as a private in Capt. James Gatewood's company G, First regiment of Heavy Artillery enrolled August 22, 1862, and received honorable discharge June 20, 1865, at Knoxville, Tenn. After returning from the war he located on a farm in Green township and followed that occupation till his death. He served his township with credit as member of the board of education, trustee and in other responsible positions. [16 years as president]
     He was married to Climena Harrington Oct. 25, 1868, and they became the parents of eight children. His wife preceded him to the Great Beyond four years ago Feb. 7.
     He is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. Rose Payne of New Albany, Ind., Mrs. Florence Hay, of Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. May Russell, of Gallipolis, Mrs. Maude Odell, of Gallipolis, Mrs. Blanche Rohrbach, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and sons Messrs. Eugene Kerns, of Rolfe, Iowa, Bert A. Kerns, of Rolfe, Iowa and Henry M. Kerns at home at Northup, O., and sisters Mrs. Louisa Smeltzer and Mrs. Madeline Skinner.
     He was perfectly resigned to his death and told his daughter in Huntington when he left her home that he did not expect to survive the winter.
     His funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Porter at his home in Green township on Easter Sunday and were largely attended. His burial was at Mound Hill by Undertaker Wetherholt.

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Kerr, James Morrison

Hon. James M. Kerr Dead
End Came Very Unexpectedly to the People of Gallipolis
The Deceased Had Been Ailing for Several Months--Sketch of His Busy Life

     At midnight Wednesday the Hon. J.M. Kerr of this city, who had been ailing all Winter with a variety of troubles with his heart, liver and stomach, awakened and had a hemorrhage of the stomach, which was followed by others until he died at 10:20 this Thursday morning. Altogether he vomited about two and one-half gallons of blood. He was conscious until about five minutes before death. The interment will be at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. The funeral will occur Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Episcopal Church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Walton.
     The news wired over the city this 11 a.m. March 1st, 1900, of the death of Hon. James Morrison Kerr struck everyone with force and painful shock. For 35 years he had been prominent before the people of this city and county, and was almost universally liked and respected. Considering his forceful, original style and manner of man, it would seem that he could not avoid having many enemies, but there was a mixing of elements in his composition that somehow always made one feel near and kindly to him. He was warm blooded and nothing was too good for those he deemed his friends and he knew of no friends except those who could express their friendship by deed as well as word.
     He was eminently practical, with good, hard common sense about sentiment as well as the plain, everyday actualities of life. Life was business with him, and no fine spun theories or ornamental rhetoric could take the place of that in which there was no tangible fact, substance of business. But the big hearted business man is gone to his reward. His faults were few, his virtues many, and for his many kindnesses to countless people he will be long remembered. The business community will miss him, for besides his prominence as a merchant, he was enterprising and liberal to all things looking to the improvement, growth and prosperity of his town. Had we the time we could write columns of truthful praise about Mr. Kerr.
     As an individual, we believe the death of his brother, Will M. Kerr of Ironton, had much to do with his death. When we were by ourselves he seemed to love to talk to us of that splendid season of enjoyment spent with him in California and tell us of his love for the sterling qualities of Will. He has seemed to be ever present in his thoughts ever since he died. He was of a hopeful nature and had a way of brushing aside trouble, but this one thing he could not forget. Love, that golden word, was so big and strong in him that it preyed upon him and with his bronchial trouble affected his heart, and he died, as we believe, as he wanted to die, and just like his brother Will.
     He was born December 30, 1835, and was a son of the late John N. Kerr and Isabella Morrison, who were both born in this county. His grandfather, John Kerr, was a Revolutionary soldier, and his father was a prominent farmer of Springfield township and was commissioner of this county for twelve years. Mr. Kerr resided on the farm five or six miles from town with his father until 30 years of age, when he came to this city in 1866, and very soon thereafter became the successor in the hardware business to the firm of Calohan & Graham. In this venture he was associated with his brother-in-law, Milton R. Walker, the firm name being Walker & Kerr. They were situated just about where the merchant tailor shop of Chas. V. Gentry is now, in a large frame building. They moved from this to the Ohio Valley Bank corner, then the old store building of S.T. & R. Langley, and they retailed hardware here until 1871, when they began wholesaling, employing a force of eight men in the house, and put Geo. K. Miller and B.F. Hagar on the road and did a large business, over $100,000 a year, which in hardware was a large business. The firm continued here until the death of Mr. Walker, who was a fine gentleman, the firm name being later on changed to J.M. Kerr & Co. The dates of Mr. Walker's death and some of the business changes we cannot recall, but we believe the firm name of J.M. Kerr & Co. has stood just about 25 or 26 years. He moved to the Wm. C. Miller block in August, 1896, the biggest business structure in the city, and he and his son, Mr. Fred H. Kerr, have been driving a large business.
     He belonged to no order but that of the Elks. He has life insurance of the amount of $10,000. He was United States Gauger for four under President Grant. He was elected to the Board of Education in 1882 and served three years. He was a candidate on the Democratic ticket for Commissioner in 1875 and ran ahead of his ticket, being defeated by only a small majority. He was the Democratic candidate for Representative in 1875 and ran far ahead of the ticket. He was defeated for City-councilman of the First Ward on account of the removal of the post-office controversy. He again ran for Commissioner in 1885 and reduced the Republican majority to 450. He was elected to Council from the 2d ward in 1889, and for the 2d term and was elected both times though it was a Republican ward by a large majority. He was also a member of the City Board of Waterworks Trustees for one term.
     He has always been [a] live, stirring man taking part in everything that came up. He was married to Miss Emily A. Andrews, of this city, daughter of the late Wm. C. Andrews, niece of Miss Hattie Andrews and sister of W.H. Andrews, of Columbus, and and Ed. Andrews of Chicago, in January 1880. Her mother was W.C. Hayward's sister. By a preceding wife, Mrs. Isabel Mills-Kerr, he became the father of Fred Henking Kerr, Mary E., (wife of Capt. W.B. Fuller) Nora B., (wife of Mr. E.W. Vanden) and James M., who died. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

[Note: He was a member of Co. G, 182nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Kerr, Joseph J.

At Rest After Over Fifty Years of Suffering
Death of Joseph J. Kerr, of Bidwell, Thursday Evening
     Joseph J. Kerr, of Bidwell, only living brother of Mr.C.D. Kerr, druggist, of this city, died at half past 6 o'clock, Thursday evening, March 23, 1905, at the home of Miss Bertha Fee, of Bidwell, this county, a relative, who had cared for him for a long time. His brother and other friends were with him in his last moments, and though a crippled invalid from an accident when only seven years of his age, he had been, to the last moment of his life, surrounded with every earthly comfort and kindly attention. He appreciated what was done to lighten the sorrow of his blighted life, and returned it with a cheerfulness and pleasantness to those about him that amply repaid them for their solicitude and made his only life happier thereby. This was a marked feature of his 58 years of life, and none knew him but to respect him, sympathize with him and love him.
     He was born in this city and was the son of William Sprigg Kerr and Mary Ann Kerr. He was educated at our public schools and was a good scholar, and fond of books and other reading, and reading became one of his greatest delights and comforts through his long and burdened life. He had no bad habits. His affliction purified and refined him, and his life was clean and upright and he doubtless stands in spirit before his Maker today one of the chosen ones to do Him homage evermore. His remains were brought in from Bidwell on the noon train, today, by Undertaker Wetherholt and taken to the residence of his brother at 262 3d Ave. The religious exercises will be conducted there by Rev. Harry B. Lewis of Grace M.E. Church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, the interment following at Pine Street Cemetery.

[Note: It is with some doubt that we submit Joseph as a Civil War soldier due to the inflictions stated in his obituary. However, he does have a Grave Registration Card which clearly states that Joseph Kerr, with these same dates and buried in Pine Street Cemetery, served in Co. M, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Perhaps he was able to ride a horse and contributed to the war. He is also found in this unit in Civil War databases. Therefore, we feel obligated to include him here.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 24, 1905
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kerr, Samuel John

S.J. Kerr Died Friday, July 11
     Samuel J. Kerr, perhaps best known as Matt Kerr, a lifelong resident of Gallia County and one of its leading citizens, died last Friday morning at his home on lower First Avenue. Suffering from heart disease, he had been bedfast the last eight weeks. For two years he had been more or less an invalid, and was never a rugged man after being taken prisoner by the Confederates in Tennessee in 1863 and confined in Andersonville prison more than six months.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.M. Mann of Nelsonville, formerly presidng elder of this district, at Mt. Zion Sunday afternoon. Burial at same place by Wetherholt & Entsminger. The pall bearers were A.P. Kerr, Horace Kerr and Ben Kerr, sons; James Kerr, Homer Kerr and Ross Kerr, relatives. The floral tributes were among the most beautiful and profuse ever seen here and showed the very high esteem in which Mr. Kerr was held.
     The following obituary was read at the funeral:

     Samuel John Kerr was born January 25th, 1843, and was the youngest son of John N. and Isabella M. Kerr. Four brothers and four sisters have preceded him in death. Surviving him are his brothers Charles W. of Gallipolis, Cassius C. of Monte Visa, Colorado and Edward E. of Blackwell, Okla., and one sister, Mrs. C.S. Mills, of Sunbury, Ohio.
     His early life was spent upon his father's farm. The Civil War having been declared he enlisted in Company L, 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, at Gallipolis, Ohio, and served until July 4th, 1865, when he was discharged from the service at Nashville, Tenn. He was captured by the confederate soldiers at Rogersville, Tennessee, November 6th, 1863, and was imprisoned in Libby, Belle Island, Pemberton, and Andersonville until November 26th, 1864.
     On November 6th, 1866, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. Mills, and of this union two children were born, Benj. F. of Columbus, and Anna Belle, who died in infancy. Sarah E. Kerr died October 21, 1872, and on November 10th, 1874, he married Margaret A. Watts. To them were born five children, Nellie, Augustus, Ibbie, Horace and Glenna. Ibbie died in 1882 and Nellie in 1892.
     He removed from his old home near Kerr's Station to Gallipolis in October, 1917, and died July 11, 1919, being 76 years, 5 months and 16 days of age. Thus has closed a life of usefulness and service.
     No heart bowed down with sorrow and bereavement can pronounce a fitting eulogy, nor would he, if still in life, desire it.He was a Christian. For more than fifty years he had been a member of this Church and until recent years a regular attendant at the services held here. In the richness and fulness [sic] of years his faith remained undimmed. The night of death bore no foreboding ill for him. The teachings of the gentle man of Galilee were his constant rules of life. He
gave as liberally to his church and every worthy cause as his circumstances would permit. The poor and needy never passed from his door without relief, and his religion was practical in its application.
     He loved the Grand Army of the Republic and was deeply interested in its affairs. He was a member of the Morning Dawn Lodge No. 7 of Masons, and while not able to attend regularly at its meetings, yet the sublime principles of the order appealed to him and were applied in his daily walk. He wore the broad mantle of Masonic charity and helped inculcate the belief in immortal life.
     He was a patriot. His service in the defense of the Union was a source of pride to him and he never tolerated disloyalty. He was a keen student of national affairs and watched with satisfaction the progress of his government. He held a pardonable pride in the fact that his grandson, Captain R. Stanley Kerr, participated in the recent world war. He lived to see the triumph of right over might---to see order brought out of chaos---to see justice in victory. It is highly fitting that his request be followed on this occasion and the banner under which he fought and which he loved to honor, should be a part of this last tribute.
     He was a gentleman. He belonged to that old school of courteous men. His home was open to the poor and rich alike. He loved music and was possessed of a voice of unusual sweetness and quality. He delighted in the society of children and young people, and because of his genial disposition and loving companionship was frequently found with the younger generation. He lived in sunshine and in the wonderous depth of his great heart there was no malice, no hatred, no resentment.
     In his passing this community has lost a gentle spirit; his family a devoted husband and father. Fearlessly he has put to sea at the call of his Master and living in the confidence of Divine guidance we believe he has entered the harbor of rest, his spirit has returned to Him who gave it and there awaits the coming of the dear ones left behind.
     Through the mist of tears that fall unbidden we see the illumined cross of Calvary and live in the blessed confidence that his spirit dwells within that place not made with hands; that he has joined the faithful who worship the Holy One of Israel throughout the endless cycle of eternity.
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 17, 1919
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S. J. Kerr Dead
     Samuel J. Kerr, one of the best known residents of this county, passed away at his home in Gallipolis Friday morning, July 11, 1919, after long illness. He was a sufferer from heart trouble.
     The funeral service was held at Mt. Zion Church in Springfield township, Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Arthur Mann, former presiding elder of this district, and a warm personal friend of Mr. Kerr's. The interment followed in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Kerr, who was in his 77th year, was a son of John and Isabel Kerr. During the civil war he served in the Seventh Ohio cavalry and was captured by the enemy, serving six months in the notorious Andersonville prison.
     He was twice married, first to Miss Sarah Mills, who died forty years ago, and later to Miss Margaret Watts, who survives him. His children are Ben F. and Horace of Columbus, Augustus P. and Mrs. Glenna Mills of this city. Until two years ago the famiy home was at Kerr, this county.

The Gallia Times
July 16, 1919
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart

Kerr Samuel

Death of Samuel Kerr
     Squire Kerr, who died at his home on Front street, between Pine and Olive streets, at 6:50 Monday morning, August 22nd, '98, aged 74 years, was born in Green Township, this county, May 31, 1824.        
     Deceased was a son of John and Christina Kerr. on June 3d last he was taken sick with a bilious attack and before he had regained his strength was seized with an attack of brain trouble. Everything was done in his behalf, but of no avail, and after two months' sickness he passed away.
     From Green township he came to this city and followed his trade as a marble cutter. He was married to Miss Mary Gardner, daughter of William and Rebecca Gardner, and after her death he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy McNealey in 1855. He was elected Justice of the Peace over 30 years ago, which office he has constantly held. He served as one of the city law-makers between '57 and '65 and was Mayor from '60 to '69. He was a faithful public servant and this city loses a good man to his death.
     In every station of life he fullfilled his duties well. During the civil war he served as veterinary surgeon in the First Virginia Cavalry, the same regiment the late Dr. Perrin Gardner was in. Always devoted, kind and indulgent with his family, he made a model husband and father. Years ago he was united with the M. E. church.
     Besides his widow he leaves nine children, viz: Mrs. Sarah I. Grove, city; Mrs. Ida Foskett, living in New York state; Mrs. Mary Sprague, city; Mrs. Catharine Damode, Hailey, Mich.; Mrs. Irene Glenn, Vinton; Mrs. Christina Spencer, Wellston; Miss Alice Kerr, city; Edward Kerr, city; and Mrs. Pearl McMillen, Wellston. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Harriet Womeldorff, of Farm City, Ill., and a brother, Jacob Kerr, of Iowa.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Hawk at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, burial being at Pine street cemetery by Hayward & Son. The remains were consigned to the grave by the following gentlemen: C. W. Bird, R. E. Dunn, R. J. Mauck, H. C. Johnston, J. W. Miles and T. P. Williams.

Gaillipolis Journal
August 24, 1898
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Keyes, Charles M.

Col. Keys Dead!
Attacked By Heart Disease Monday Evening
Found Sitting by a Fence After Death Angel’s Visit
Was Stewart at the O. H. E. for Several Years

     We convey a message that will bring pain to many hearts in Gallipolis this evening. It is that genial, clever and warm-hearted Col. Charles M. Keyes is dead. May the consolation of Heaven come to his devoted wife, who shared with him the affection of many here in Gallipolis. The following special received by the Tribune at 3:15 p.m. today tells the sad story:

Sandusky, O., Mar. 4, 1902
Col. C. M. Keyes was found dead early this morning sitting against a fence on South Lake Shore railroad tracks. He was in his usual health and good spirits last evening, going with Mrs. Keyes to a friend’s house, where he left her saying he would call for her during the evening. He had evidently started to take his usual walk after supper, and been attacked by heart disease, symptoms of which had shown themselves lately, but were not regarded as serious.
All his personal effects were found on his body, and there is no evidence of foul play, although the spot where he was found was in the suburbs, with his collar and tie off and placed beside him. Recently he became a partner in an old and established grocery house here, with good prospects.
He was 61, a veteran of the Civil War, a Knight Templar and 43d degree Mason, ex-Postmaster and county auditor, and for fourteen years Colonel of the Sixth Regiment.
His death is a great shock.
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday Evening, March 4, 1902

The Burial of Col. Keyes
Interesting Comments on the Colonel’s Death and Funeral
     The many friends of Col. and Mrs. C. M. Keyes will be interested in the extracts from a private letter written the day after the Colonel’s funeral, which we print below, from a lady friend, who attended the Colonel’s funeral. It seems impossible that the big, handsome, gallant Colonel is dead, and that we shall never again receive his hearty greeting or feel his genial influence--at least on this side of the grave. Following is the letter:

    “Everyone we talked to said he was looking so well and seemed so happy. Mrs. Keyes said she had such a nice dinner for him that evening, and he enjoyed it so much, but complained of eating too much, and left her to make a call, saying he would go and take a walk and call for her. She waited until 11 o’clock and said something told her he was dead. She went home and walked the floor, and still felt he was dead.
     “At 4 o’clock she went over to the Colonel’s nephew and called him and told him she knew Charley was dead, but he told her not to be so foolish.
     “At 6 o’clock she went back home, and in about ten minutes they came and told her he had been found about one half mile from any house.
     “The doctors all say he had a hemorrhage from the brain, which caused him to lose his mind and wander off to the place where he was found. My, but he looked nice, just as you used to see him at the parties, with his dress suit on, and a white rose on his coat lapel. You know Col. Keyes always wore a white rose with his dress suit. They buried him from the Masonic Temple, the Knights Templar, having charge. The services were simply beautiful. So many Knights were there from Toledo and other places, and I never saws so many and so beautiful flowers as they had. And so many lovely friends.”
     “Col. Keyes had lots of good friends--everybody seemed so deeply affected, and it was such a large funeral. The whole city seemed to be in mourning.
     “Mrs. Keyes thinks she will stay where she is this summer--she has so many warm friends in the flat where she lives. I am coaxing Mr. _______ to join the Masons, and I think he will. I was converted yesterday--I think the Order is simply grand.”
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 10, 1902
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Kincaid, Charles

     Mr. Charles Kincaid, bar-keeper at the St. Wendel Hotel, died between two and three o'clock last Saturday morning, in his 41st year. He was born and raised in this county, having spent a portion of his life about Cheshire, on Campaign, Raccoon, and in this city.
     During the war he was a soldier in the 7th Ohio Cavalry, and contracted rheumatism at Andersonville prison that made him a cripple. In consequence of this he has drawn a pension for a long time. He left one child, a little girl, by his first wife, from whom he was divorced.
     In April, 1879, he was married to Miss Fannie Breedlowe, of Eastern Virginia, who survives him. For the past year or more he has kept the bar at the St. Wendel, and was generally well liked. About two weeks ago his wife went up Kanawha on a visit, and while she was gone he got on a regular spree, though for the past three months he has been drinking more or less, and last Wednesday morning it was discovered that he was suffering from delirium tremens. His wife arrived home that night and called a physician at once, who attended him up to the time of his death. Besides attendants, Mr. Henry Shoemaker and Mr. Howard Bunn sat up with him at night. Mr. Shoemaker was with him till shortly after 2 o'clock Saturday morning, when Mr. Bunn was called. He was then sleeping, with his wife by his side. Mr. Bunn sat by the bed and dropped into a doze of a few minutes, when, starting up noticed that he had ceased breathing. Mr. Varney and others were called, but nothing could be done. He had passed away. He was buried last Sunday at Mound Hill.

Gallipolis Bulletin
November 22, 1881
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kinder, Alfred

Death of Capt. Alfred Kinder
     Early on the morning of last Saturday, our citizens received the startling intelligence that Capt. Al. Kinder living at Clipper Mill three miles below on the river, had dropped, dead, that morning with heart disease. Capt. Kinder had been complaining a little, recently, of not feeling right, and perhaps a week before had awakened in the night and complained of a fluttering about the heart, and had within the week told his son, Mr. Ira Kinder, that he did not believe he was going to live long; that he felt strangely, &c. On that morning, however, he arose, apparently, as well as usual, and went down to the river and examined his trol-line, and taking from it a large fish, returned home, ate a hearty breakfast and went into the orchard near the house to dress the fish. While thus engaged a young man named Lawson Shively came along and stopped by his side and engaged in conversation with him. Capt. Kinder straightened himself up a time or two and complained of feeling strangely and badly, and the last time he straightened up staggered as though going to fall, and attempted to seize a post near him to steady himself, but missed it and fell upon his back. Shively gave the alarm and Mrs. Kinder was by his side in a moment, and in response to her repeated calls for him to speak to her, opened his eyes, and looked at her, but seemed unable to speak. Everything that could be done for him under the excitement was done, but he seemed to stop breathing, though his pulse continued to beat for five minutes or more before he was pronounced dead. It was a terrible shock to his family.
     His funeral services were conducted Monday morning, by Rev. Finney, and his burial, by Chas. L Skees & Co., at the Cottrell graveyard, on Raccoon, in Clay township, both being attended by a large concourse of friends, as Capt. Kinder was known everywhere as a most worthy citizen, and was highly respected. He began following the river when sixteen years of age, and piloted his first boat to New Orleans, when only 18 years old, and was the companion of Marion Gates, Reuben Aleshire and John Hutsinpiller in most of the tow-boating expeditions and numberless others, and knew the river thoroughly from Pomeroy to New Orleans, and being engaged in the business for nearly fifty years was well and favorably known all along the river. He had been a faithful member of the M. E. Church for many years, and was beloved as a husband, father and neighbor. He leaves a widow, a sister of Mr. S. B. Lasley, of this city, and four children; two sons, Ira, who lived near him, and J. V. of Huntington, and two daughters, Henrietta and Julia; also, a brother Samuel, of Swan Creek; and sisters, Mrs. S. B. Lasley, of this city; Mrs. Matilda Hemphill, Mrs. Sarah Whittaker, of Winfield, W. Va., and Mrs. George Blaker, all of whom will mourn his departure with love and affection.

[Note: Alfred served as a Squirrel Hunter with the rank of 5th sergeant.]

Transcribed by: Joanne Galvin
Gallipolis Journal, Page 2, Column 1
May 9, 1888
Date of death: 5 May 1888

Kinder, Noah

     Noah Kinder died at his residence in Clay township Feb. 28. He was a good man.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter and is buried at Clay Chapel Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 9, 1882
Transcribed by Henny Evans

King, George A.

Death of George A. King
     Mr. George A. King, a well known teamster of this city, for the past 38 years, died at his home on Fourth Street, last Friday at 11 a.m., February 5, 1892. His death was very sudden, having been out the day before, and was probably the result of heart trouble. His funeral services were conducted on Sunday at his late home, by Rev. Father J.B. Oeink, his interment following at Mound Hill.
     Mr. King was born in Saxony, Germany, in 1832 and coming here was married to Celestine E. King. She and three children, Miss Annie E. King, Chas. G., prescriptionist at the Rathburn drug store, and Maurice V., a carver at the furniture factory, a nice, prosperous family, well liked by all who know them. Mr. King was of a retiring disposition, but always polite and kind of manner, an affectionate husband and father and as a good citizen all that could be desired from any one, and his family will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans

King, Newel

Death of Newel King

     Mr. Newel King of Cheshire, an old Ninety-Firster and a most excellent gentleman, departed this life at 3 o'clock Wednedsday morning, leaving a wife and four grown children to mourn their irreparable loss. He had long been ill with that dreadful malady, consumption, and his sufferings, though dreadful, were borne with that resignation that bespeaks the Christian character.

[Note: Buried at Gravel Hill in Cheshire Township.]

Republican Herald
Middleport, Ohio
September 25, 1896
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King, Rice

Rice King is Dead
     Mr. Rice King, a well known citizen of Bidwell, passed away after a short illness Wednesday April 21, 1915. His funeral services were to be conducted on Friday by Rev, S.W.McBride, the interment following at Clark's Chapel.   
     Mr. King was born in Monroe County, Va., March 8, 1845. In 1862 he enlisted in Company H, 13th West Virginia Infantry, and was honorably discharged June 22, 1865, at Wheeling.
     He was united in marriage with Miss M. A. Nease on Sept. 10,1868, and to them were born four children, all of whom are now dead. His wife died in 1886, and July 5,1891 he was married to Electa Grover. They had two children, a boy and a girl, but they both died young.
     Mr. King had long been a church member and lived a Christian life. He bore his suffering patiently, and was ready when the summons came. He leaves his wife, four brothers and a grand-daughter, besides a host of friends and relatives.

[Note: Clark Chapel, Morgan]

Gallipolis Journal
April 30, 1915 Vol 97 No. 18
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

King, Thomas B.

     Thomas King enlisted at the age of 21 in Co. A, 2nd West Virginia Cavalry. He died in the Gallipolis Field Hospital about July 15, 1864. He is buried in Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis.

[Note: Obit constructed from soldier records and newspaper report]

Gallipolis Journal
July 21, 1864
Constructed by Henny Evans

King, William A.

Death of Mr. W.A. King
     Mr. W.A. King died at his home on the Portsmouth road Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, 1924, after a few weeks illness at the age of 80 years. He leaves his widow and three sons, three daughters and one step
son, John of Oxford, C.L. of Xenia, William at home, Mrs. G.E. Craft, Mrs. C.M. Green and Mrs. J.E. Pritchard of this city, and step-son C.R. Chambers of Rushlvania, O.
     Funeral services will be Friday at 2 o'clock at the M.E. church by Rev. J.R. Fields with burial at Mound Hill by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: He served in Co. F, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 24, 1924
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kitterman, Isaac N.

     Isaac N. Kitterman, Private, age 22, enlisted July 25th, 1861 from Guyan township, killed at Snicker's Ferry, Va., July 18th, 1864—unmarried, leaving a widowed mother.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. He served in Co. G, 4th West Virginia Infantry. His mother received his pension.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 21, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Klages, Fred

Death Claims Soldier Early Tuesday Morning
Veteran Fred Klages Succumbs to Paralysis at His Home on German Ridge
     The death angel came riding in on the wings of the morning Tuesday and took away the spirit of Fred Klages, 89, veteran soldier and splendid citizen. Following a stroke of paralysis on Thursday preceding, the end came at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 30, 1935.
     Funeral services will be held at German Ridge Lutheran church where had long held membership, at 2 o'clock Thursday by Rev. M. Pilch of Pomeroy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Klages was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Klages and was born in Dorate, Ostrode county, Germany, April 1, 1846. The family emigrated to America in 1862, and was among the first of the many German families in this section.
     Mr. Klages enlisted in the Union army and served until the end of the civil war. Returning home, he married Miss Augusta Wedemeyer, also a native of Germany, on Sept. 3, 1868. She was a daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Wedemeyer. The wedding was a double one, the other couple being Henry Grube and Caroline Byel and was performed at Pomeroy.
     Mr. and Mrs. Klages became the parents of Henry W. and Frederick Klages, who lived at home with the father, Albert Klages of Romulus, Mich., who was with his father when he died, and Lena, who became the wife of August Pope. She died some seven years ago.
     The Klages family members are all fine people, good citizens and respected by all. The father had many friends over the county, was active along civic and political lines and was a member of the soldiers' and sailors' relief commission, the church and Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges at Patriot.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
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Kling, William

William Kling In Extremely Serious Condition from Asphyxiation
Overcome by Gas in Bathtub Sunday Noon---Still Unconscious
     About 10 o'clock Sunday morning Mr. Wm. Kling, who resides with his sister Mrs. Emma Maxon, on Court Street facing the Public Square, went to the bathroom, as was his custom, to take a bath. In a moment of probably dizziness he leaned on a handle that turned the gas on the instantaneous heater without lighting it. It is not unusual for Mr. Kling to spend an hour or two with his Sunday morning toilet, but Mrs. Maxon noticed that heavy draughts of hot water were made from the kitchen tank, which seemed to indicate something was wrong. At the foot of the stairs she could get no answer from Mr. Kling, nor at the bathroom door. At another entrance she got in and found her brother lying undressed in the bathtub, unconscious, and purple from asphyxiation. The gas was turned off, Dr. Eakins hurried to the scene, and the sufferer was put into bed. His head was lying below the waterline, in the bathtub, and he would have been drowned had he not pulled out the plug before the deadly gas overcame him.
     All the afternoon Mr. Kling lay unconscious, breathing with difficulty, and at seven o'clock Sunday evening was in a condition that gave grave concern to his relatives and friends. He has been in a declining condition of health for a year or more, and such a dose of poisonous gas as went into his lungs was extremely dangerous.
     At this hour Monday forenoon Mr. Kling is still unconscious and very little hope for his recovery is entertained. There was no change in Mr. Kling's conditon at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

Gallipolis Weekly Tribune
September 20, 1907

Kling, William

Prominent Manufacturer and Business Man Answers Final Call
     Mr. William Kling, the well known stove manufacturer, died at his home on Court street Wednesday afternoon aged 61 years. Mr. Kling had been in failing health for several months and last Sunday morning was stricken with apoplexy and was found in his bath room unconsious. He did not regain consciousness and his end was peaceful.
     He was born in what is now the Swigert resident on the Chillicothe road, November 18, 1846 and was the son of Adam and Eva Kling. He attended the Gallipolis Schools and later took a course in a business college at Pittsburg. He entered the employ of the wholesale house of J.J. Cadot and later went to Hill's foundry. A few years later Hill sold out and bought the Carel Foundry which he sold in 1869 to Mr. Kling, Louis Muenz, and Mr. Goetz. The two latter retired and George Kling became connected with the firm which was changed to Kling & Co.
     After the death of George Kling, the plant was incorporated under the name of the Kling Stove Company, of which Wm. Kling was General Manager. Failing health compelled him to retire from active business last year and Mr. Phil Kling managed the business. Mr. Kling was benefitted by his rest and the first of the year again took charge but again was compelled to retire and James M. Gibson was elected President and General Manager of the company.
     Mr. Kling was an affable, honorable gentleman and every one was his friend. He and the late General House took a great interest in the Park and he devoted much time to improving it. He was a charter member of the Elks and for many years was a very active member. Mr. Kling was a great Democrat and though he never aspired to office was always a willing contributor to the cause. He is survived by a brother Fred Kling of California, sister Mrs. C.D. Maxon; nephews W.B., Ernest and Max Shober and nieces Miss Lily Shober, Norma Maxon, and Mame Nash Maxon and several others who live at a distance.
     The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late residence by Rev. Maguire, under the auspices of the Elks. Interment at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.

[Note: A record for William Kling is found in the Grave Registation Cards of Gallia County. He served in Co. D, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 20, 1907
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Knox, Samuel

     Samuel Knox, 313 Oregon Street. Funeral Wednesday 1 p.m. Service at College Street Church, G.A.R. and K. of H. [Knights of Honor] having charge.

[Note: Served in Co. A, 27th O.V.I., 1862-1865. Born in Gallia County according to discharge.]

Cincinnati Enquirer
May 6, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Koontz, Charles H.

     Once again the angel of death has visited the home of Charles Koontz of Huntington, W.Va., and taken from the circle the father, brother and husband, Charles H. Koontz. He was born March 25, 1845 in Cabell Co., W.Va., and died Jan. 1, 1914, aged 68 years, 9 months and 7 days. He leaves to mourn their loss an aged companion, three sons, one brother and two sisters, and five step-children. He served in the Civil War three years. He belonged to the United Brethern Church. The funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Church of which he was a member by Rev. Reese.

[Note: He lived in Gallia County at one time. He served in Co. F, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington.]

Gallia Times
February 4, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Kyre, Joseph Nicholas

     Nicholas Kyre enlisted in Co. C., 173d O.V.I., Aug. 20th, 1864, and died at Camp Johnsonville, Tenn., of chronic diarrhea March 12th, 1865, aged 20 years—unmarried.

[Note: Another source shows he died at a Post Hospital in Johnsonville March 13, 1864 and is buried at Nashville National Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 28, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Lambert, Andrew J.

Four Score and Ten
     Another veteran of the Civil war has answered the last call. Andrew J. Lambert who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Marion Scarberry, near Swan Creek, passed away last Sunday from infirmities due to old age. Mr. Lambert belonged to a family noted for their longevity. At the time of his death he had reached the ripe age of ninety years. A sister, Mrs. Barbara Thompson, now living on the Hannan Trace, is past ninety four.      Mr. Lambert participated in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. He was buried Monday evening in the Campbell cemetery in Guyan township by C.R. Halley.

[Note: He died November 29, 1924 and was a member of Co. A, 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery.]

Gallia Times
December 4, 1924
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Landthorn, A. L.

Death of Mr. Landthorn
     Mr. A. L. Landthorn of Chambersburg, father of Landlord J.A. Landthorn of the Union Hotel, died this morning, February 15, 1910. He was a veteran of the Civil War and about seventy-six years old.
     He had a stroke of paralysis last Friday morning. He is survived by his wife, five sons, Ezra of Huntington, Lincoln of Chambersburg, James of the same place, Will of Clipper Mill, John A. of this city, and one daughter Mrs. P.L. Cornell of Chambersburg.
     The funeral services will be at Chambersburg Wednesday at 10 a.m., by Rev. John A. Porter and the burial at Clay Chapel following.
     Mr. Landthorn it is said was a fine old man well liked by all of his acquaintances. He drew a dollar a day pension and was possessed of considerable property.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
15 Feb 1910
Transcribed by Kathy Hill Lynch

Abel L Landthorn Died Last Tuesday [Feb 1st] at his Home in Chambersburg
The Funeral Was Held Wednesday
     Mr. A L Landthorn died at his home at Chambersburg, last Tuesday morning aged about 76 years. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday morning and gradually sank until he passed away. He was a veteran of the Civil War , drew a nice pension and was a fine old gentelman. Besides his wife he is survived by John A Landthorn of Gallipolis, Walter J, J.H.M., William S., Mrs Mary Emily Cornell, of this county and Ezra R Landthorn of Huntington, W.Va. Mr Landthorn enlisted in the 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served in that regiment until its muster out in 1864. He became a member of the M.E.Church in 1849 and afterward transferred his membership to the Christian Church. He was a good citizen and neighbor.The funeral services were conducted Wednesday Morning by Rev John A Porter,interment following at Clay Chapel.

Gallipolis Bulliten
Feb 9,1910
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Lane, Lewis - See Layne, Lewis

Langley, A. W.

A. W. Langley Dead
     Andrew W. Langley died very suddenly at his home on First Avenue in this city, aged 70 years. The news of his death was a shock to everyone for he was a familiar figure on the streets every day, and it was not known generally that he had a vascular disease of the heart, but had complained some of shortness of breath. He had gone up stairs to retire and in a few moments came down much distressed and asked that Dr. Charles G. Parker be called. The physician arrived before he died, but he saw it was a hopeless case and that nothing could be done and he passed away in a few moments.
     Mr. Langley was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ludwell J. Langley and was born in Cincinnati, January 12, 1840. His parents moved to this city when he was but six years old and he received his education principally at Gallia Academy under Prof. A. G. Sears. After leaving school he learned to be a molder. When the war broke out he volunteered in Co. B 91st O. V. I. , and participated in all the battles of that regiment. In 1863 he joined the regimental band and became the regiment's bugler.
     In 1866 he was united in marriage with Ellen Morrison of Chickamauga and they became the parents of five children--- Mrs. J. E. Keck of Hawk, O., Mrs. C. W. Leeper and Mrs. Edgar Vanden of this city, Mrs. Martin Geller of Cincinnati and Harry M. Langley of Pt. Pleasant.
     There are but two of his father's family left- his brother Lud, of Columbus and his sister, Mrs. F. M. Holloway of Ironton. Mr. Eugene Holloway of Washington, C. H. and his mother Mrs. Holloway and Mrs. Holloway's daughter, Mrs. Brown of Ironton are expected to the funeral services and his brother Lud if he can be reached.
     Mr. Langley thought a great deal of his family and was greatly devoted to them and also to his grandchildren, Lawrence Leeper and Lawrence Variden.
     The funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. A. P. Cherrington of the M. E. Church, the interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt under the auspices of Cadot Post G. A. R. , of organization Mr. Langley was an honored member.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 27, 1911
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Langley, William H.H.

     Ex-Marshal L.J. Langley received news, a few days since, of the death of his son William, which occurred December 22d, [1876] on board the steamer Atlantic, ice bound in the Mississippi River, in the neighborhood of Osceola, Ark. His disease was pneumonia, and he was sick only about one week. The deceased was a member of our Fire Department, and we learn that the Association has made arrangements to bring the remains here for burial.

Tribute of Respect

     At a meeting of members of the Gallipolis Volunteer Fire Department, held at their hall, Tuesday evening, March 6th, 1877, the following Preamble and Resolutions were adopted;
     Whereas, God, the Supreme Ruler of all mankind, has in his infinite wisdom, taken from our midst by death, our late comrade, W.H.H. Langley, and
     Whereas, In him we have lost an honored member; a brave, earnest, and unselfish worker; and a consistent member of Society. Therefore be it
     Resolved, That we sympathize with the parents of the deceased in their hour of bereavement.
     Resolved, That we recognize in the death of Mr. Langley, the loss of a highly respected member and in commemoration thereof be it
     Resolved, That the Hall and apparatus be draped in mourning for the space of thirty days.
     Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the parents of the deceased, and to each of the City papers for publication.
          Thos. L. Bell
          E.L. Gills
          C.A. Clendenin, Committee
[Note: Burial in Pine Street Cemetery, 1842-1876.]

Gallipolis paper...found in a scrapbook
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Lanham, Frank

Struck by Auto
Aged Man Probably Fatally Injured Near City Saturday
     Frank Lanham, a Civil War veteran aged 80 years, was struck by an auto driven by Morris Jones of Rio Grande Saturday afternoon and probably fatally injured. The accident happened near the Keeler dairy on the Jackson pike at the edge of town.
     Mr. Jones had some coops on the side of his car and these struck Mr. Lanham, who was walking. Mr. Jones brought the aged man to the Holzer hospital where he yet remains in critical condition. Mr. Lanham resides on the Chickamauga pike and is a recent comer here from West Virginia.

[Note: His death certificate shows that he died October 3, 1922. No obituary was found. He is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery and he served in Co. A, 59th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.]

Gallia Times
September 28, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lanier, C. Wayne

Civil War Veteran Passes
     C. Wayne Lanier, Civil War Veteran and life long resident fo the County, died Wednesday afternoon at his home near Bladen after a short illness, at the age of 84. Five children survive, Nettie and Leslie at home, Mrs. Stella Parkins, of Urbana, George of Indiana and W. A. Lanier of Crown City. Will is Postmaster there.
    Funeral Services will be held Friday at 2 P. M. at Mount Zion on Lower River Road and burial in charge of Undertaker Stevers.

Gallipolis Tribune
Volume LVII
Number 33
August 16, 1928

Transcribed By: MLT

Lanier, Cornelius Wayne

Civil War Veteran Is Called
C.W. Lanier Died at Home Near Bladen Wednesday Aged nearly 84 years
     Cornelius Wayne Lanier, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War, died quite suddenly at his home near Bladen on Wednesday evening, August 8, 1928, at the ripe age of 83 years, 9 months and 4 days.
     Mr. Lanier was born in Harrison township, Gallia county, Ohio, on Nov. 4, 1844. He was the oldest son of Theophilus Alexander and Janette (Waugh) Lanier, who were among the sturdy pioneers of that section of the county. His father was a native of Brunswick county, Virginia, and migrated to Gallia county early in life, settling in the neighborhood of Leaper postoffice, where the deceased was born. Mr. Lanier's mother was the daughter of George and Rachel Waugh, early settlers in Harrison township.
     In 1865, when about twenty years of age, Mr. Lanier answered his country's call to arms, riding his favorite horse "Ginger" to the Smith school on Bullskin where he enlisted in the army for the remainder of the Civil War. He was assigned to the 193rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in Company B, under Capt. Caleb Cherrington and Col. J.H.M. Montgomery, doing duty mainly in the Winchester Valley of Virginia.
     Two years later, after our country which he helped to preserve had lain down the implements of warfare and the "boys" had returned to the peaceful pursuits of home and loved ones, Mr. Lanier was united in marriage with Amanda Ellen Clark, daughter of the late William and Mary (Ward) Clark of Clay township.
They lived happily along life's pathway for the remarkable period of over 61 years, until his companion's death on Nov. 2, 1927. Six children were born to this union, Lavina Lanier, who died Fe. 24, 1891, William A. Lanier of Crown City, Nettie and Leslie at home, George A. Lanier of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Stella Parker of Urbana, Ohio.
     Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Clark Lanier of Fostoria, Edward Lanier of Eureka, and four sisters, Mrs. Jane Williamson of Gallipolis, Mrs. Martha Brumfield of Leaper, Mrs. Mary Gilmore of Marion and Mrs. Fannie Coulson of Fostoria. Mr. Lanier was a brother of the late ex-Commissioner, W.F. Lanier.
Early in life Mr. Lanier chose farming as an occupation and followed that pursuit almost continuously until about 1892, when he became a mail carrier between Bush's Mill and Gallipolis, a distance of 15 miles. This was before the day of good roads and automobiles and the daily trips were hazardous beyond extreme. Mr. Lanier gave about sixteen years of faithful service as a mail carrier, retiring twelve or thirteen years ago.
He was well known to almost everyone along the route, and after retiring from the business it was a source of pleasure to make frequent trips to Gallipolis and mingle with old friends and acquaintances. This he did long as he was able.
     His last visit to Gallipolis was on Saturday before his death. For fo-- years in the early seventies, Mr. Lanier carried the mail on horseback between Gallipolis and Proctorville making weekly trips and handling perhaps less mail on the whole of one trip than some of the smaller offices now deliver. this would seem strange now. During the entire four years service on this route his old horse "Ginger" was used exclusively, and he continued to serve his master several years after that, dying at the age of thirty years. Since retiring from the mail service Mr. Lanier spent the declining years of his life at home and enjoyed the fellowship of many friends and relatives who were grieved to learn of his sudden death.
     Five or six hundred people attended his funeral and burial at Mt. Zion church in Ohio township on Friday evening, and this alone was a great mark of the esteem in which the deceased was held. The funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. Ira J. Sheets and the burial was in charge of Undertaker F.L. Stevers.

Gallipolis paper                                                                                             Top of Page

Larrimer, Jacob

Jacob Larrimer Died Monday [March 3, 1919]
     Jacob Larrimer, who would have been 88 years old on April 9, died at the home of Charles Eilker. For a number of years he resided in Green Township, but on account of failing health, it was deemed best to bring him here some weeks ago.
     He was the oldest Odd Fellow in this section and was well known in the county. For several years he ran the Ecker House. In Civil War times he was a flatboatman and figured in many exciting events of those days. He was born in Jefferson County, O.
     His last wife was Harriett Folden Drummond, who survives, and who is the mother of Mrs Eilker. He is also survived by a brother living in the West.
     The funeral will be conducted by R. P. McCarley at Clay Chapel at 10 o'clock today, burial will be there by Weatherholt & Entsminger.

[Note: dates taken from marker]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 6,1919
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Lasley, Arius Alonzo

     Wounded at the battle of Stone River, or Murfreesboro, December 31st, 1862, and died January 12th, 1863, Arius Alonzo, son of J. B. and Elizabeth Lasley. He belonged to Co. D., 18th Regiment O.V.I.; aged twenty-one years, lacking fifteen days. His officers said he fell bravely fighting in a bayonet charge. The deceased was a member of the M. E. church, having joined the church in this place when a child of nine years old.
     The following lines were cut from a number of the Journal, and sent to his mother only a few days before the battle in which he fell:

He who led His chosen people in their efforts to be free,
From the tyranny of Egypt, will be merciful to me;
He'll protect me by his power, whatsoe'er I undertake.
He'll return me home in safety, dearest mother, for your sake.
Or should this bleeding country need a victim such as me,
I am nothing more than others who have perished to be free;
On His bosom let me slumber, on his altar let me lie,
I am not afraid, dear mother, in so good a cause to die.

There will come a day of gladness when the people of the Lord,
Shall look proudly on their banners which his mercy has restored;
When the stars in perfect numbers on their azure field of blue,
Shall be clustered as of old , in union firm and true,
I may live to see it, mother, when the patriot's work is done,
And your heart is full of kindness, will beat proudly for your son;
Or through tears your eyes may see it with a sadl;y, thoughtful view,
And may love it still more dearly for the cost it was for you.
                                                      Middleport, March 12, 1862.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 19, 1863
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin.                                                                      Top of Page

Lasley, David

David Lasley Dead

End Came at Cheshire on Friday Evening, April 3
     By the death of David Lasley at his home near Cheshire on Friday, April 3, 1914, the county loses one of her best citizens. The cause of his death was paralysis.
     Mr. Lasley was about 70 years of age. He had always taken a prominent part in the affairs of the community in which he lived and enjoyed the good will and respect of a host of friends. He was a soldier during the Civil War, being a member of the 53rd Regt., O.V.I., and his military record was a most honorable one.
     The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence of Rev. Lightner, pastor of the Cheshire M.E. chuch, burial being in the Gravel Hill cemetery. He is survived by his widow who is a daughter of the late Newton Mauck and by two sons, Baker Lasley of Connecticut and Thad Lasley at home.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 9, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lasley, David

Passes to His Reward Brave Soldier and Splendid Citizen
     David Lasley, an old soldier and well known and well-to-do stockbuyer and farmer, died at his home near Cheshire at an early hour last Friday morning. Several weeks ago he became afflicted with cerebral hemorrhage, while it was generally known that little hope of his recovery was entertained, the news of his death caused a shock and widespread sorrow.
     Mr. Lasley was born July 14, 1843, and was aged 70 years, 8 months and 20 days. He was the third of 8 sons of Matthew and Rebecca Lasley. As a boy weighing but 90 pounds he enlisted in the 53rd O.V.I. and served his country faithfully for four years and was promoted to the first lieutenancy of his company. He went with Sherman through Georgia and to the sea, and was noted for his endurance and bravery. He possessed to a marked degree what Napoleon characterized as "2 o'clock-in-the-morning courage." Once when reprimanded by an officer who disliked him, he said "you see the enemy's fort yonder--I'll be the first man in this army to reach that fort." And he was. All his life he was a fighter and a worker; and, needless to add, he achieved success, he accomplished things. He came of Dutch-Irish ancestry, and had strong convictions, was frank, aboveboard, generous and honest in all his dealings. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, which he supported most steadfastly and liberally. He was also a
member of Arcanum Lodge No. 493, K. of P.
     Mr. Lasley is survived by his wife, Aurilla Lasley, a daughter of the late Newton Mauck, and two sons, Baker, of Meriden, Conn., and Thad F., at home.
     The funeral services were held at the late residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Geo. S. Lightner officiating, and were attended by a large number of friends and neighbors. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery, near his home.
     Not only in Cheshire, but thru-out this county and in Meigs, David Lasley will be missed. All who knew him spoke of him in terms of praise. Much sympathy is felt for the family and also for his old comrades who admired and loved this brave soldier and exemplary citizen.

Gallipolis Journal
April 10, 1914
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Lasley, David M.

     Killed, at the battle of Champion Hills, David M. Lesley, a member of Co. G, 11th Indiana Zouaves, in the 23d year of his age.—He was a brave and gallant soldier, always ready and willing to obey any orders, or make any sacrifice for his country. He fought bravely in the battles of Romney, Va., Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Shiloh, and Port Hudson, and fell in the charge while taking the Champion Heights. He was buried on the battle field where he fought and died.

[Note: Name spelled Lesley in the body of the obituary, but have determined that Lasley is the correct spellling. Co. G, 11th Indiana; killed May 16, 1863 at Champion's Hill, MS bur. Vicksburgh Nat. Cem.
home at time of enlistment was Montgomery Co., IN]

The Gallipolis Journal
December 31, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Lasley, Jonathan H.

     Jonathan H. Lasley, the first city engineer of Kansas City, Kas., after the consolidation, and for eight years county surveyor of Wyandotte County, died last night at his home, 920 Ann Avenue, Kansas City, Kas. He was 72 years old. Mr. Lasley came to Westport in 1879. He was born in Ohio and served during the Civil War as a member of Company H, Fifty-third Ohio Volunteers. When discharged he was captain of the company. He was wounded at the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing and was lame the remainder of his life. At the close of the war he was captain of the relief corps at Point Pleasant, Pa. [sic]
     Mr. Lasley was engineer of Wyandotte County in the years following the flood of 1903 and had much to do with the designing and rebuilding of the Kaw River bridges. He was six years county engineer, six years deputy and four years city engineer.
     He leaves a widow, Mrs. Rachel Lasley, who is a cousin of General Custer,
and five children, Charles O. of Toledo, O.; Hallie, a teacher in the Kansas City, Kas., High
School; Catherine, a reporter on the Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson, Kas.; Pearl, Kansas city, Kas., and Mrs. Myrtle Etts, Kansas City, Kas.

[Note: He was one of five Gallia County brothers who served in the Civil War.]

Kansas City Times (MO)
July 16, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Funeral Services
     Funeral services for Capt. Jonathan H. Lasley, 72 years old, who died Monday night at his home, 920 Ann Avenue, on the Kansas side, will be at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Kansas City Times
July 17, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Layne, Lewis

     Lewis Layne, son of James B. and Sarah (Hawkins) Layne, was born Oct. 2, 1843, and departed this life Mar. 21, 1932, having lived the greater portion of his life in Gallia County, where he was born. 88 years, 5 months and 19 days was his span of life amid sunshine and shadow. June 7, 1869 he was united in marriage to Missouri E. Mooney who passed to the Great Beyond, May 19, 1884. To this union were born 5 children in the order given, all of whom survive. James of Crown City, O., Bertie of Proctorville, O.; Almira and Sarah E. of Bladen, O., and Effie L. of Athalia, Ohio.
     Aug. 25, 1862, he was enrolled as private in Co. D, 4th W.Va.V.I. at Camp Platt, W.Va. In 1862 he was transferred to Co. A, 2nd W.Va.V.I. in which he served until he was honorably discharged at the close of the war in 1865.
     His was a long and useful life being filled with industry and untiring zeal in whatever he undertook. He embraced no certain creeds or confessions of faith but was possessed of a faith in his creator that all things worked for ultimate good which he was many times known to express. His friends were legion and, they together with two sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Clark of Belle, W.Va., and Mrs. Craig Pike of Crown City, O., and the children before named and the grandchildren, mourn his passing, for his was a place that will never be filled in the hearts of those who are left behind to carry on.

I know not where His islands lift,
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
beyond His love and care.
Sunset bell and evening star
And one clear call for me,
Let there be no moaning at the bar
When I put out to sea.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 29, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lane, Lewis

His Passing Leaves But 23 Union Veterans In Gallia County - Family Lives on Old Hannan Farm
     Lewis Lane, who entered the Union army almost 70 years ago, died at 7:30 this morning at the home of his son, James Lane, in Ohio township. He is survived by another son, Bert Lane, and by three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Ross, Mrs. Effie Warden and Mrs. William Phillips. Death was due to pneumonia which climaxed an illness of a few days from influenza. Mr. Lane's death leaves but 23 Union veterans in this county, if a compliation made by The Tribune in February is complete and correct. Twenty-six names were listed, but in that number was Lewis Collins's name, now believed to have been confused with Lewis Lane's.  Since the latest list was published on February 9 Silas Litton died, his death occurring here February 20.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday at the Swan Creek Church of God by Rev. Earl Cremeans.  Burial in the churchyard there  by Undertaker C. R. Halley.
     Mr. Layne enlisted in Co. D., Fourth West Virginia Infantry Aug. 25, 1862, at the Camp Platt, 12 miles above Charleston.  Seventeen days later he was in a battle and his company was cut off from its regiment and traveled all night to reach Ravenswood.  Thence the company went to Pt. Pleasant
and was soon back at the starting point. Mr. Layne was at the siege and capture of Vicksburg, took part in the fight at Missionary Ridge, and later was in several engagements in the Valley of Virginia, including that of Fisher Hill of Sept. 22, 1864. After that he was discharged and sent home.
     James Lane bought the lower half of the Monroe Hannan farm and lives in a new house on the hill back of Ernie Day's store and not far from the Frank H. Mills home.  It was there that his old soldier father passed away.

Gallia Tribune, Gallia County, Ohio
Monday, March 21, 1932
Transcribed by Jean Griesan                                                                          Top of Page

Lane, Lewis

Ohio Tp. Soldier Passed Monday
Lewis Lane Died of Pneumonia At Home of Son - Fine War Record
     Lewis Lane, well known Ohio township resident and Union veteran, passed away Monday morning, March 21, 1932, at the home of his son, James Lane, in the Swan Creek neighborhood.
     Mr. Lane had been ill only a short time from pneumonia. He is survived by two sons, James and Bert Lane, and three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Ross, Mrs. Effie Warden and Mrs. William Phillips.
     He enlisted in Company D, Fourth West Virginia, on Aug. 25, 1862, near Charleston. Just 17 days later he was given his baptism of fire in battle. During his service Mr. Lane was engaged in the siege of Vicksburg, the Missionary Ridge fight and was at Fisher’s Hill, besides many minor engagements.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, March 24, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Lathem, Matthew C.

M.C. Lathem Dead
Use(d) to Live in Gallipolis in the C.D. Kerr Property Now Occupied by W.P. Beall
     Mr. M.C. Lathem, for 13 years a resident of Columbus, died in that city Tuesday morning of throat disease and apoplexy aged 58 years. He was a traveling salesman for a Buffalo shoe firm and his
funeral services took place Thursday. He was a G.A.R. man, Mason, Odd Fellow and Knight of Pythias and leaves a wife and three children.

[Note: He served in Co. I, 11th West Virginia Infantry. He was born in 1843 and died June 18, 1901. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 22, 1901
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Layne, Francis Marion

Suicided Probably
     Marion Layne, of Huntington, is supposed to have killed himself, but not without some doubt, in the squalid home of Ina Davis Woodyard Thursday morning. He had cared for the woman much in the last six months in an effort to have her live with him, though she was many years his junior, though twice married and with several children. The woman says he tried to kill her and then himself. Mrs. Woodyard's mother coming on the scene prevented him killing her.
     The body was shipped this morning to Glenwood and from there to Mt. Zion Gallia county where at his old home the interment will be.

[Note: He served in Co. D, 4th West Virginia Infantry and Co. B, 2nd West Virginia Veteran Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 16, 1910
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Layne, Ziba Monroe

In Memory
     Ziba Monroe Layne, born May 25, 1847, died June 26, 1922, aged 75 years, one month and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Jennie Johnson, Jan. 2, 1875, and to them were born eleven children of whom the following survive: George, Gilly, Charles, James and Sherman, all of Bladen, and Mrs. Amanda Neal, Mrs. Missouri Angel, Mrs. Mary Lynch, Lizzie and Mrs. Almira Cox. One daughter died 12 years ago last December. There are 31 grandchildren.
     These with the companion are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband, father and grandfather.
The deceased enlisted in the War of the Rebellion Feb. 25, 1865, and served until the 15th day of December, 1865.
     His life was spent in the service of his family or the service of his country. While he did not make any profession while in active life, after he realized the end was drawing near, he talked often of fixing his business up and he was heard to say that he was prepared to go.
     He is also survived by one brother, Lewis Layne of Athalia, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Craig Pike of Crown City, Ohio and Elizabeth Clark of Kanawha, W. Va.

"Tis hard to part with those we love,
But joyful the thought of meeting above,
Where no sad word shall be spoken."

[Buried Kings Chapel in Ohio Twp.]

Gallipolis paper
June 26, 1922
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                      Top of Page

Leaper, John W.

A Tribute to the Memory of Major Leaper
     As the glorious sun sank low in the West on the evening of the 14th of July,1883, Major John W. Leaper sweetly fell into the sleep that knows no waking, at the ripe old age of 78 years. His disease was Bright's illness; he had been inflicted with it for a long time. He was born in Ireland and was brought to America when he was but one year old. The early part of his life was spent near Philidelphia and in Jefferson county, Ohio; coming to Gallia county in 1856, he purchased a large body of land in the Raccoon bottom of Harrison township which he lived until death closed the scenes of his active and useful life. He buried his wife a few years ago. He was the father of six children, three sons and three daughters, four of whom survive him.
     Major Leaper was a man of a great mind of broad ideas, generous in every impulse of his nature, fearless in expressing himself on any subject that he conceived to be right, and was always found giving a hearty support to every good word and work that presented itself in his community. He had a profound respect for religion, it mattered not what creed. It received his support both financially and otherwise.
     In 1861, when the dark clouds of war and bloodshed first made its appearance in the bright horizion of our beloved country, although that well up in years his patriotisim knew no bounds, eager for the fray he recruited Co. F of the 7th Ohio Cavalry, and served his country gallantly until the close of the war, and up to the day of his death no subject could arouse and fire his soul as much as his army life or the cause of his country. He was a staunch Republican from the first existance of the party, always giving it that earnest and fervent support that he gave everything he supported. He was an ultra temperance man all his life, exemplifying the great cause by strictly temperate life. His nature was kind and humane; his heart was a heart of flesh; he could feel for others in trouble and distress and when told you he was your friend he meant it-his promises were not idle words. Many years ago when he stood by the dying bed of his son William and promised to see that his helpless wife and her little children should be provided for, he meant it- it was no idle promise and he kept it to his dying day and those children have grown into manhood and womanhood, and they today join with the balance of the mourning relatives in calling his name and memory blessed.
     The funeral ceremonies were conducted by the Rev Jesse Ingles, assisted by the Rev Pitchford, and his remains were laid to rest at Mt Carmel by the side of his wife. There was a vast assemblage of people present and all felt a good man had gone to his rest. Peace be to his ashes. M.I.M.

Gallipolis Journal
July 19,1883
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Lear, Henry

     Mr. Henry Lear, 78 and one of the best known German residents of this county, passed away Thursday evening at his home in this city following a brief illness with pneumonia. Born in Germany, he came early in life to this country, served in the Union Army during the war and filled his place in life acceptably and well.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church under direction of the Masonic and Odd Fellows' bodies. His wife, four sons and two daughters survive him.

[Note: Death Certificate..born Oct. 21, 1839 Dorset, Germany; died Dec. 7, 1916; 77 years 1 month and 16 days of age. Parents: August and Caroline Lear (both born Germany). Burial Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallia Times
Dec. 13, 1916
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Henry Lear Dead
Fine Old Citizen of German Birth Succumbs to Pneumonia
     This city was shocked to learn of the death of Henry Lear which occured at his home at 621 Third Ave. at 5:30 o'clock last Thursday [Dec.9,1916] Death was ascribed to pneumonia from which he had suffered but a few days and came rather suddenly and unexpectedly.
     Mr Lear was born in Dorate, Germany, in 1839. He emigrated to this country in 1854 with his patents, and settled in this county 5 years later. He was a Union Soldier, serving in Co B, 173rd O.V.I.  He married twice, his first wife was Caroline Klages, a sister of Fred Klages. Of this union six children survive, Gus, John A., Fred,Henry, Mrs Louis Ahlborn. Their mother died about 17 years ago. Mr Lear was married again and is survived by his brother August whose present whereabouts are not known.    
     Mr Lear was superintendent of the county infirmary many years ago and made a creditable record.He belonged to the Masons and the Odd Fellows and took deep interest in both lodges. He was a quite, unassuming, upright man who commanded respect and esteem of all who knew him.
     The funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian Church at 1 o'clock Sunday, under the auspices of the Masons and Odd Fellows, by Rev. Baxter of Pt. Pleasant. Burial at Mound Hill. The attendance was very large and the funeral procession was led by Clark's band.

Gallipolis Journal
Dec 14, 1916 Vol 48 number 76
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page

LeClercq, James Augustine

Last Sad Rites for Honored Citizen Who Died Saturday
     The last rites over the body of James A. LeClercq, highly esteemed citizen and pioneer resident,
who died Saturday morning at his home on East First street, were held at the residence Monday morning at 10:30. The Rev. W.C. Robertson officiated. The interment followed in Forest Hills cemetery. Pallbearers were J.T. Dugger, W.L. Bible, W.G. Oehmig, J.S. Jones, J.J. Mahoney and L.H. Wilson.
     During the civil war Mr. LeClercq served in the commissary and quarter-master departments of the
United States army. He was also a clerk on the government steamboat B.C. Levy. The route of this boat was from Charleston, W.Va., to Gallipolis, O., by the Kanawha river.
     The deceased was born at Gallipolis. Following his removal to Chattanooga in 1874 he was in the
drug business for two years. The firm, which was known as A.H. Foster & Co., was succeeded by John G. Rawlings, who purchased the business. For a number of years Mr. LeClercq was a railway mail clerk on the Memphis & Charleston railroad, and he kept up his run during the yellow fever period of 1878. He was with the First National bank for sixteen years, and later was connected with local theaters for a long time.
     His wife, before her marriage was Miss Florence A. Davis, of Natchez, Miss. He is survived by
his wife and two children, Sam. A. LeClercq and Mrs. Dan W. Anderson--Chattanooga News
     Mrs. H.N. Ford who died two years ago this month at her daughter's home in Charleston, W.Va.,
was a sister. He also had one brother Mr. Frank LeClercq, who preceded him to the Great Beyond several years ago. The two brothers were interested in and operated a Woolen Mills in Gallipolis back in the late sixties.

[Note: The obituary has his name spelled LeClerq but other sources show his name to be LeClercq, son of Augustin and Rosina Newsom LeClercq.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 19, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lee, Albert G.

    Albert G. Lee was born in Kygerville, Gallia Co., Ohio, Aug. 17, 1844.  At the age of 17 Oct. 26,1861, he enlisted as a private in Company H. 53rd Ohio Volunteers, during the Civil War, was promoted 1st Sergeant. His regiment was in the 2nd brigade, Colonel W. S. Jones the 2nd division, Major Gen. Wm. B. Hazen commanding the 15th Army Corps, Major Gen. John A. Logan commanding the army of Tennessee, Major Gen. O. O. Howard commanding with their army; Mr. Lee participated in the great conflict, going with Sherman to the sea, was in the great final review in Washington, then was at last honorably discharged in Little Rock, Ark, Aug. 11, 1864. His regiment was known as the “Renowned Cartridge Box Regiment” as that was their emblem. His term of enlistment was 3 yrs., 9 mos. and 15 days.
     He came to Clark Co., Mo., and the following year 1866 was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte F. Sharp. To this union were born six children, Anna, Mattie, Charles, Elmer, Ottis and Austin. Elmer died at the age of four years. All of the other children reside near Milton, except Charles, who resides in Hereford, Texas.
     Mr. Lee moved to Van Buren, Co., in 1893, where by industry he made a comfortable home for his family and where he passed to the Beyond, July 7, 1910, at the age of 65 yrs. 10 mos. and 20 days.
     He became a member of the G. A. R. Post at Kahoka, Mo., in its early organization, then moved his membership to Milton when he came to Van Buren Co. He was a charter member of the I. O. O. F., of Peaksville, Mo., and was elected to the Grand Lodge of the order in Missouri. After moving to Iowa he transferred his membership to Milton where he retained his membership until the last call. In the passing away of Mr. Lee, the community has lost a good, reliable citizen, the family a kind husband and father and one who will be missed in his neighborhood.
     The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the country home south of town conducted by Rev. Geo. Duty, of this place. The interment was at the South Prairie Chapel cemetery. Members of Lone Star lodge I. O. O. F. assisted with the burial service.

Milton Herald (Milton, Iowa)
July 13, 1910
Contributed by Janet Hume

Lee, Edgar [Edward]

Aged Resident Dead
     We were decidedly sorry to learn the sad news of the death of Uncle Edgar Lee which came so suddenly last week resulting from a paralytic stroke. He died near Patriot at the home of his brother-in-law, Wesley Campbell.
     Mr. Lee was one of the “squirrel hunters” in the war for the Union and was about 85 years of age and leaves several relatives and friends to mourn his sad demise.
     The burial was at Salem near Patriot by the side of his wife. [Nancy Prose Lee]

The Gallipolis Journal
Lincoln Correspondence
Wednesday, February 21, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Lemley, Andrew

Andrew Lemley Dead
     Mr. Andrew Lemley, one of Gallia County's oldest residents, passed away at his home on Poplar Ridge Tuesday March 12,1918, aged 92 years. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Poplar Church, in which he held membership, the interment following in the family burying ground.
     Mr, Lemley was a native Pennsylvanian. He located to this county a great many years ago and lived here continuously since save the period spent with the old 91st Ohio in the south during the Civil War.He was a brave soldier with a fine army record.
     Mr. Lemley is survived by his wife, now in her late eighties, four sons, John, George, James and Andrew (Buzz), and three daughters, Mrs.Ballard Rusk, Mrs. Charles Thomas, and Mrs Frank Halfhill. a daughter Mrs John Ralph died a number of years since.
     Mr. Lemley had been in failing health for a number of years and had been blind almost ten years. His mind was clear and keen and he greatly enjoyed having friends in to talk with him on current events and neighborhood happenings. He had been a subscriber to the Times since its founding. He was one of the old pioneers and such his taking away is of more than ordinary interest.

[Note: stone in Lemley Cemetery, Cheshire Twp. b. 1826]

Gallipolis Times
March 20,1918
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page

Lemley, Andrew

     Andrew Lemley was born Feb. 25, 1826, in Green County, Pennsylvania and departed this life at his home in Cheshire township on March 13, 1918. He was aged 92 years and 16 days.
     On Feb. 2, 1851, he was united in marriage to Mary Shoemaker. To them were born 12 children, four dying in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Ella Ralph, several years ago. He leaves to mourn his aged companion, four sons, George, James, John and Andrew, and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Thomas, Mrs. Frank Halfhill and Mrs. Electa Rusk, all of Cheshire township; also 43 grandchildren and 63 great-granchildren. He was a kind father and loving husband, and a good neighbor and his death is mourned by a host of friends. He was a devoted grandfather to his 106 grandchildren, and was never so happy as when they were in his home.
     Mr. Lemley joined the F.W.B. Church and was baptized in the year 1857 by Rev. I.Z. Haning. He served his country in the Civil War in Company B. 91st O.V.I., and he always took great pleasure in talking over
war times. He had been totally blind for ten years, but bore his sickness and affliction with patience and never
complained. Grandfather will be sadly missed in his home and community. He was always ready to help those in need and to feed the hungry. He was tenderly cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Rusk, and all the rest and all that loving hands could do and true hearts think of was done for him, but God the Father said, "I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there ye may be also."
     Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest. Weary with years and worn with pain. Farewell, till in some happy place We shall behold thy face again. The funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 o'clock at Poplar Ridge Church by Rev. Reed of Cheshire. Undertaker Hix and son had charge of the burial in the family cemetery. He was borne to his rest by six of the grandsons.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to express our sincere thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during
the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, and also to the minister and choir.
              The Family

Gallipolis paper
March 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lemon, George Washington

Death of Mr. Lemon
     Mr. Geo. W. Lemon, Postmaster at Spicy, Ohio township, died Saturday, April 29, 1905, aged about 68 years. His funeral services and burial occurred, today, Wetherholt conducting the interment at Bethel. He is survived by his wife and four or five grown children. Mr. Lemon was a man well liked by his neighbors. His widow is a daughter of J.J. Blazer.

[Note: He served in Co. G, 195th O.V.I. Buried in Bethel Cemetery in Ohio Township.]

Gallipois Daily Tribune

Leonard, Charles

Death of Charles Leonard
     Mr. Charles Leonard, one of the good citizens of this county, living in Addison township, whose sickness the Journal had before mentioned, died at his home, of pneumonia, complicated with other troubles, last Thursday. His funeral services were conducted Saturday forenoon. Mr. Leonard was a brother-in-law of Mr. Wellington Hawkins, and leaves a widow and eight children to mourn their great loss, for he was a good husband and father and an honest, upright citizen, carrying the respect and good will of all who knew him. His age is stated at 68 years.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter and is buried in Maddy Cemetery in Addison Township, Sept. 9, 1824-Jan. 21, 1892.]

Gallipolis Journal
January 27, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        Top of Page

Leonard, James

Death of Mr. James Leonard
     Mr. James Leonard of Vinton avenue, who died April 1st, 1913, was born April 25, 1833, making him in his 80th year at death. He was the son of John Leonard, a well known pioneer of Addison township, and was the last one of 13 children.
     He was united in marriage with Almira Miller who survives in 1872 and has been failing in health for a couple of years or more. He brought on a spell of complete exhaustion we are told by carrying water out of his cellar during the high water.
     He was a member of the Methodist church from young manhood and a clean conscientious man, square, honest and true. He was for years active in Sunday school work, S.S. Supt. and represented his S.S. in state conventions at [sic] number of times. He was also a class leader in the church.
Jim was an old academy boy under Mr. Sears and attended the reunion of the old scholars when Mr. Sears was here and was delighted with it. Everybody liked Mr. Leonard and will regret his death even at his
advanced age.
     His funeral was conducted at the M.E. church this afternoon under the auspices of the G.A.R., he being one of the most worthy soldiers. The burial was at Pine street cemetery by Wetherholt.

(Note: He served in Co. E, 141st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was a Squirrel Hunter.)

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 4, 1913
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Leonard, Orlando

Death of Orlando Leonard
     Mr. Orland[o] Leonard of Addison township, brother of James and the late John Leonard, died Monday evening aged about 70. He had been sick a long time, a year perhaps, and had been treated for heart trouble. He was as well as usual for the past few days, if not better than usual, and Monday was going about quite cheerful. In the evening after taking a dose of medicine he almost immediately expired.
     He leaves a widow and three children and was a highly respected good citizen, whose death will be greatly regretted wherever known.

[Note: He served as a Squirrel Hunter and is buried in Campaign Cemetery in Addison Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
September 28, 1897
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Levisay, William H.

     William H. Levesay, aged 19 years, enlisted from Gallipolis township, in Co. G, 4th Va., July [sic] on the 13th July 1861; killed at the siege of Vicksburg, 19th May 1863, leaving a widow.

[Note: His name was found in a list of soldiers who died in the war. His unit was actually the 4th West Virginia Infantry which was never known to have been at Vicksburg. There were several problems in the list where this information was obtained and which involved soldiers in the 4th West Virginia Infantry and the location of his death is almost certainly incorrect.]

Gallipolis Journal
September 7, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Lewis, Alfred

Squire Lewis – Veteran of the Civil War, Dies Monday at Liberty Township Home
     Squire Alfred Lewis, a veteran of the Civil War and a widely known resident of Liberty township, died Monday after a brief illness. Death was due to organic heart disease, from which he had suffered for many years. The funeral obsequies were held from Pleasant Grove church, Thursday, at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. H. Lewis and in charge of undertaker, Al Wood.
     The following memoir was written by Tom J. Johnson, an old neighbor and life long friend of the deceased.
Alfred Lewis was born in Gallia county, Ohio, March 24th 1842, and closed his earthly career November 25th, 1912. He was the son of Samuel and Electa Lewis, whose family consisted of six sons and seven daughters. Two brothers and two sisters survive him. On December 17th, 1864 he was married to Mary Louisa Dickinson at Jackson, Ohio and to them were born eight children, three sons and four daughters, together with the wife and mother are left to mourn him. In 1864 he inlisted (sic) in the 60th, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (a regiment raised at Hillsboro, Ohio) and was assigned to Company K of that regiment. In this regiment he served and was mustered out at the close of the war. He was a member of the Francis Smith Post of the Grand Army at Jackson, Ohio.
     Squire Lewis, as he was familiarly known by reason of having served as Justice of the Peace of this county for many years, was a close observer of all public questions of the day. He was methodical in all his ways and could give you a good and valid reason for any act of his or for any cause he espoused. Being of a legal turn of mind, he was the mouthpiece of Blackstone to the community in which he lived. Few, if any, were the reversals of decisions rendered by him, by higher courts. He was a farmer by occupation and inclination. He tilled the soil with the same degree of carefulness that was characteristic of all his doings.
     His ability as a public speaker made him an available asset to the community. No reunion of Sunday School celebration was complete with out his assistance. He was a lover of music, being a master of the violin and fife, and few there are in this county but what have heard the notes of his fife as he, together with his fellow soldiers, followed the remains of a fallen comrade to their last resting place, or to the stirring martial music as he called the “boys” to the camp fire. Patriotic in a high sense of the word, no man ever gave his services, or if need be, his life to his country with a greater degree of unselfishness than did Alfred Lewis.
     Always a student of the Bible, a devotee of the Sunday School and a member of the Presbyterian church, he sought to prepare for that higher life, which he was sure awaited him. With unstinted love for his family and his fellow men, with love for his country and her flag, and with love and reverence for his God, what nobler epitaph can be written?

Jackson Herald, Jackson, Ohio
November 30, 1912
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Lewis, David

David Lewis
An Old Soldier of Bidwell Dies Sunday
     David Lewis, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Bidwell died Sunday morning [Jan 22,1911] at 8 o'clock of the infirmities due to his advanced age. He was born on the 8th day of May 1827 in Shenago Co, N.Y. and came to this county in 1840. At the time of his death he was 83 years, 8 mo. and 14 days old. He was united in marriage with Lucy J. Ward in 1854, who died in June 1909. He served in the Civil War in Co. I of the 173 Reg. O. I.
     He is survived by three sons, Wesley, with whom he made his home and Charles of Bidwell and Edward of Sanitoga, Cal. , and one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Double of Sedan, Scioto Co. He was a brother of the late Samuel Lewis of this city and is an uncle of Charles of Charles Clark, also of W H Clark of Porter.
     The funeral was held Yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Bidwell M.E. Church, services conducted by Rev. R. R.Denney. Burial at Clark's Cemetery in Morgan by Glassburn.

[Note: Stone in Fairview Cemetery, Springfield Township]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday Morning Jan 25,1911
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                              

Lewis, David M.

In Memory of David M. Lewis
     On the 26th day of December, 1842, in a humble home in Wales, David M. son of Morgan and Elizabeth Lewis was born.  When he was four years of age, his parents came to the United States and settled in Gallia County, Ohio.  His boyhood was spent on the farm.  September 30, 1862 he enlisted in Company H First Ohio Heavy Artillery, remaining in the service till the close of the war being mustered out July 25, 1865.  September the 26, 1866, he was united in marriage to Ellen S. Jones. 
     They were the parents of eleven children, six of whom are still living: Roseter, Daniel L., David M., Mary Edith and Laura, all of this city.  Three of the children died in infancy.  The tragic death of his son Thomas W. is still fresh in our minds. Margaret, wife of Mr. Evan Edwards, died March the 7th, 1905.
     Besides his immediate family, he leaves four sisters, Mrs. Jane Martin of Delaware, Mrs. David Rowland of Samsonville, Mrs. Stephen Davis of Rempel and Mrs. Jenkin N. Jones, of Gallipolis.
     For the last quarter of a century Mr. Lewis and his estimable family have lived in Jackson. His was a familiar figure upon our streets, known alike to both young and old, for all of whom he had a pleasant smile and kindly greeting.  He was a man of strong religious convictions and was from early manhood a member of the Calvinistic Methodist church. Trained from his infancy to believe in the sacredness of the Sabbath and to look upon the Bible as being the real word of God, “tis little wonder that during a life of almost three score and ten, he remained true to the teachings of Christian parents.
     He was all his life a man of toil, earning his bread in the sweat of his face.  He was a toiler who added dignity to labor, for whatever his hands found to do, he did with his might. Though uneducated, he was a man of rare good sense. There was about him an air of dignity that became him well, a dignity as natural to him as the song is to the bird. When you clasped his hand and looked in his face, you felt, yes, knew that before you stood an exponent of the best that is found in true manhood. The better you knew him, the more you felt the force of his character.
     Fortunate was the man who had him for neighbor.  He was ever the good Samaritan, Kind and sympathetic by nature, it was to him a genuine pleasure to give help and encouragement wherever and when ever needed. He was a gentleman of the old fashioned type, courteous and chivalric clean in speech and in act, forgiving and forgetting in spirit. His home life was a happy one strengthened on the one side by the watchful care and love of parents, on the other by the obedience and respect of children.  Well may they rise up and call him blessed.
     He was intensely loyal to his county’s honor and before he attained his majority, he was enrolled as one of the defenders of the flag he loved so well, the flag that stand for freedom liberty, and equality. How fitting that his casket should be draped with this same beautiful banner. In life he fought for it, and was willing to have died for it. In death it lies above his pulseless breast.
     His army record is a clean one. He enlisted as private, and as such he was honorably discharged. It is to his fidelity, together with that of the great body of the army known as privates that we are today a happy and united people. All honor to their memory. It were better to honorably wear the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic than to be bedecked with the Crown and jewels of a king, too often the synonym of cruelty and oppression. The number of the old soldiers is daily becoming smaller and smaller. One by one they are falling from the ranks. Soon for the last one will the “lights” be out. Let us tenderly cherish the legacy bequeathed by them to us and teach the children to emulate their patriotism.
     Mr. Lewis was one of the best men I ever knew, viewed from any standpoint.  I speak from years of warm personal friendship and intimacy.

I do not forget that he was human and that it is human to err.
Large as was his body, larger still was his heart,
ever throbbing with kindness and sympathy.
At the very threshold of the new year, he slipped away from us.
May we not hope that the dawn of a brighter and fairer year than he ever knew here on earth, burst upon his enraptured vision and that the acclaim – “Well done good and faithful servant” greeted his ears now attuned to hear sweet music not audible to us.

     To his devoted wife and children we extend our warmest sympathy and commend them to Him who notes even the sparrow’s fall.  Sadly and lovingly we commit his frail dust to the earth the common Mother of us all, and over his lifeless body let this be his epitaph:  “O brother mine, with all thy wealth and power,

Which after all but answer one brief hour, 
‘Twere better that thou rest without a name
Thy deeds unknown to all but house hold fame,
If but a child shall whisper o’r the bier
‘Twas easier to be good when he was here”.

[Note: He is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson County. Date of death is Jan. 2, 1908. He served in Co. H, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery.]

Standard-Journal, Jackson, Ohio
January 14, 1908
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Lewis, James A.

Death of James A. Lewis
     Mr. James A. Lewis, colored, died at the home of James Hill Tuesday at the age of 80 years. Uncle Jim was an old soldier serving in Co. K, 5th Massachusetts during the Civil War. He leaves a sister Mrs. Bolles and nieces and nephews.
     Funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 at the home of James Hill, followed by interment in the Pine street cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 2, 1925
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lewis, Joshua

Death of Joshua Lewis
     Joshua Lewis of Rio Grande , died Tuesday morning after several weeks illness. He fell from his barn several weeks ago and broke his leg and never recovered from the shock. Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife and several children, among who are Will Lewis, Lem and another son of Jackson, and Mrs. W.P. Myers, of Raccoon township.

[Note: CO. G 141st O.V.I.; stone Calvary Baptist Cemetery, b. 1844 ; d. 1909.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
15 Oct, 1909
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page

Lewis, Stephen

Found Dead
Mr. Stephen Lewis of Near Cora succumbs to Heart Trouble
     Mr. Stephen Lewis, a farmer in the vicinity of Cora died, it is supposed suddenly in the public highway between the store of Gomer Jones and his home, between 4 and 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, but was not found until about 9 o'clock that evening. He had been to Mr. Jones' store to make some purchases and left there between 3 and 4 o'clock, walking, to return to his home. The afternoon passed and not arriving at home as Mrs. Lewis had every reason to expect he would, she sent a Mr. Evans to the store along the road he would come, to see what had become of him, and Mr. Evans found him cold and stiff in death, and as though dead for several hours, lying on his back in the public road, he having succumbed to heart trouble, it is supposed, with which he had been troubled. Coroner Shaw was called and went out this morning to view the remains. Mr. Lewis was a very correct man, highly moral, with no bad habits, and his sudden death caused quite a sensation in the vicinity where he lived. He left a wife, whose maiden name was Davis, being a sister of Squire David Davis, and she will have universal sympathy in her great loss. Mr. Lewis was past 70 years old, it is said.

[He has a Grave Regisitration Card for soldiers and is buried at Nebo Cemetery in Perry Township, 1840-1903.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 10, 1903
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lewis, William

Uncle Billy Lewis Died Tuesday
Aged Veteran of Civil War Died in Fostoria...Burial in Vinton
     William Lewis, familiarly known as "Uncle Billy," aged veteran of the Civil War, passed away Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Rouser, near Fostoria. Death was due to the infirmities of age, and followed an illness of about five weeks.
     Mr. Lewis was born in Gallia county Dec. 30, 1835, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lewis. His age at death was 90 years, 6 months and 6 days. He was united in marriage at Vinton on Jan. 1, 1856, to Sarah Jane Cardwell, who died about 20 years ago. Later he married Elizabeth Radcliff, who died March 15, 1926.
Mr. Lewis had lived practically all of his life in and near Vinton. Following the death of his wife four months ago he went to Fostoria to make his home with his sons and daughters who reside in that vicinity.
     He was a veteran of the civil war, having served as a member of Co. H, 27th O.V.I. He marched and fought four times through the entire length of the enemy forces and was present at the surrounder [sic] of Gen. Lee at Appomattox.
     Brief funeral services were held at the Rouser home at Fostoria, following which his body was brought to Vinton where services were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist chruch by Rev. W.J. Fulton. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the interment in Pleasant Hill cemetery was under the direciton of his lodge brothers.

[Note: His stone is in Brush Cemetery in Huntington Township.]

Gallia Times
July 15, 1926
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lindsey, William

Death of Wm. Lindsey
     Mr. William Lindsey a well known and prominent citizen of this county, died at his home a mile and a half from Kyger, in Cheshire township near the Meigs county line, yesterday afternoon of heart trouble, of which he had been ill for some time. He was a bachelor for 67 years, 9 months and 18 days old at the time of his death.
     He was the owner of a fine 500 acre farm and had considerable other property. He was a great stock man and sometimes had as high as 30 head of blooded horses, 500 or 600 head of sheep and used to cut a big figure at the Gallia county fairs. He lived with his sister Mrs. Hannah Boice a widow who kept house for him. He was a big hearted good man and rendered great assistance to nieces and nephews in getting a start in the world.
     He was a soldier in the late war a member of the 141st O.V.I., and was in the ambulance when Hon. A.W. Kerns was shot. He left brothers Lewis and Isaiah and sisters Mrs. Boice, Mrs. Chas. Guthrie, and perhaps another. He was a strong Republican and took great interest (in) politics and left a good honorable record behind him, of which any man might be proud. We are not informed in regard to his funeral services.

[Note: He is buried in Kyger Cemetery in Cheshire Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 11, 1896
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page

Litten, Silas N.

Taps Sounds for Silas N. Litten Saturday Noon
Funeral Rites Tomorrow, at 10---His Passing Leaves 24 Old Soldiers in Gallia Co.

     Silas N. Litten, a soldier for the Union in the 60's, died at his home 2034 Eastern avenue, this city, at 12:30 Saturday afternoon. For 10 days he had suffered from influenza, but he had been in poor health for 19 months. He would have been 84 years old next May.
     Mr. Litten had been a resident of this community for many years and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him well. He was a native of Athens county, having been born at Athens May 31, 1848. His father was a stage coach driver in the early days, his run being from Athens to St. Clairsville.

In 41st O.V.I.

     Though only 13 years old when the Civil War started he saw service in that great conflict. Information as to the time of his enlistment is not at hand, but he was a member of Company F, 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
     Mr. Litten was married three times and is survived by his third wife, to whom he was married 19 years ago, and the following children by his first marriage: Hugh Litten, Freeport, Ohio; John H., Massillon; charles, of Wellington; Sonny S., of Flushing; Perry Litten, of Allison, Pa., and Mrs. Frank Davis, Elm Grove, W.Va., 28
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; Mrs. Tim Lewis was a step-daughter by the second marriage; Mrs. Albert Rayless, a step-daughter by the third marriage, and Eli Hix, a stepson. One brother, Jesse, a resident of Arkansas, survives.
     Funeral services will be held at the Litten home at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, with members of the Legion post in charge, and assisted by Spanish-American War veterans and some of the Union soldiers. Rev. E.C. Venz will preach the funeral sermon. Interment will be made in Pine street cemetery by Undertaker A.E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 22, 1932
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Little, Mark 

     Mark Little died at his home in Maple Shade Monday morning, October 7, 1912, aged 88 years. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Mission Baptist Church in East Gallipolis by Rev. J. O. Newton, burial following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Wetherholt. Mr. Little was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of the 9th Va. Volunteer Infantry. He is survived by a widow and daughters Mrs. Wm. Willis, Mrs. T. E. Weldon, and Mrs. R. C. Johnson of Wellsville, Ohio, Mrs. Isaiah Walter and Mrs. Wm. Roberts of Gallipolis and sons W. H. Little of Cleveland and Richard Little of Gallipolis. He also leaves two brothers, William and Isaac Little of Cheshire. Mr. Little was a man of many good qualities, whose many friends will hear of his death with regret.

[Note: Born: Jackson Co., WV, to David Little and Sarah Staats. Married: Jul 11, 1855, Jackson Co., WV, to Mary Ann Lewis]

Probably Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Handwritten date October 10, 1912
Transcribed by Judy Free                                                                     Top of Page

Little, Mark 

Death of Mark Little
     We made brief mention of Mr. Little's death yesterday. He died Monday morning after an illness of about one year with ailments incident to old age. His funeral will be at the Baptist chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by Rev. J. O. Newton of the First Baptist church, burial following at Pine street by Wetherholt.
     Mr. Little is survived by a wife and seven children, also two brothers William and Isaac Little of Cheshire.
     He was an old soldier of the 9th Virginia Co. F Volunteer Infantry and served three years, and drew a pension and was a good man every way and was born March 10, 1824 in Jackson county, but had lived here 35 years. When able to work he followed the occupation of a gardener or farmer. He had belonged to the M. E. church and was a man highly respected.

Probably Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown Date
Transcribed by Judy Free

Little, Robert

     EDITOR REPBULICAN - Another old soldier gone! Robert Little, an old soldier of the 13th West Va. Infantry, who resided at Silver Run, Meigs county, Ohio, died September 20, 1890, of heart and lung trouble. He was a good soldier in the late war, for which he was receiving a pension of $17 per month. He leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter, Mrs. Smith Cottrell of Meigs county. He was a constant reader of this paper. Funeral Monday; remains buried in the Fisher cemetery.

The Meigs County Republican
Wednesday September 24, 1890
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Little, Willis

     Willis Little died Tuesday May 5, at the home of his son, Willis, aged 79 years. He leaves three children, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren to mourn their loss. He was a soldier in the Civil War and served his country faithful for three years. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Baptist church by Rev. G. C. Sprouse of Middleport, burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery by undertaker DeMain.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 14, 1914
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Littral, William

Death of a Veteran
     William Littral, an old ex-prisoner of the war, living on Monroe Hannan's place in Green township, died Monday last [May 18, 1897] from infirmities contracted while serving his country. He was about 60 years old and leaves a family of children of adult age. Interment was at White Cemetery in Harrison township. Undertaker Wetherholt furnished the casket for the remains.

[Note; date of death, and weekdays calculated by birthday calculator]

Gallipolis Journal
Monday Jan 26 1897
Transcribed bt Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page

Livesay, George Washington

Death of Dr. Livesay
     As mentioned in Monday's Tribune Dr. Levisay [sic] died in Ironton last Sunday night August 5th, 1900.
We had no particulars at the time. He had been in failing health for a long time and his death was not
unexpected. He was born near Lewisburg, W.Va., Dec.16, 1824, and was related to the Switzers of this county of whom Mrs. Wellington Hawkins and Mr. Geo. Switzer and R.M. Switzer, Esq., are three. He was a highly educated man, being a graduate of several prominent institutions of learning, and came here in 1848 and began the practice of medicine and we never knew a practitioner whose practice was so extensive in this city and county.
     He was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Lang in 1854, at Fredonia, N.Y., and became the father of three children,
Grace, Theodore and Mary. His wife and two daughters preceded him to the tomb. Theodore is a practicing attorney at Columbus.
     He was one of the finest gentleman in the world. Chesterfieldian in manners, a noble looking man with
taste for the good, beautiful and artistic. He was very cultured outside of his profession and a most agreeable
     During the war he was assistant physician and Physician in charge of the U.S. Hospital where the O.H.E.
now is, and had at one time nearly 3000 patients under his care. He went to Chicago from here where he might have a larger field, and by the great fire lost much and returned to Gallipolis, where he and the late Dr. Needham became associated in practice. Mrs. Needham's present residence and grounds around were his, and he sold out to Dr. Needham and went to Ironton. He was a man of high character and honor, and was quite distinguished in many respects. More he was a Christian gentleman kind and good to to his fellow men who will ever remember him with feelings of the highest regard.

[Note: His name appears spelled Levisay and Livesay throughout various articles. In one pension record he wrote I, Dr. George W. Levisay. but it is just as often spelled Livesay.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 9, 1900
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lloyd, Jonathan D.

In Memory of J. D. Lloyd
     Finis has been written to the book of another life. This time it is the life of one who was familiar to all of us. One who walked in and out among the citizens of the village for nearly 40 years. J. D. Lloyd was born near Ebenezer, Gallia county, Ohio, May 25, 1844 and passed away at his home in Oak Hill, June 26, 1925, making the span of his life 81 years, I month and 1 day.
     After reaching his maturity he lived about 19 years on a farm in Madison township until he moved to Oak Hill in 1886. He was married June 13, 1867 to Nancy Davis who passed away but ten days ago. This happy union remained unbroken for 58 years which was privilege providence allows to but very few. How well do we remember the happy occasion of their golden jubilee which was observed in the year 1917. It is a strange incident of fate that after being allowed to live together so long, that death should call them away just ten days apart.
     He was allotted a long period of earthly existence. He was granted the sweet experience of old age when one can look back in retrospection over a life well spent. It is said that the only pleasure of old age is the happy pleasure of living in the past when one can recall the happy experience and ambitions of youth, the struggle and anxiety of middle life struggle and anxiety of middle life and the consciousness that he has piloted his bark to the best of his ability to the haven of rest.
     It appears that every man’s character is specially suited to some one period of life, so that in reaching it, the man is at his best. Some people are charming so long as they are young and afterward they lose their attractiveness. Others are active and vigorous in manhood, then lose their value as they advance in years. Many appear to the best advantage in old age when their character assumes a gentler tone. While we were not intimately acquainted with Mr. Lloyd’s early life, we believe that he was at his best in his old age. It will be a long time before time can dim the memory of J. D. Lloyd. Rolling years will soften the shock of his passing, but they will never obscure the consciousness of his living presence. He leaves behind a rich legacy of inspiration and good will to all who had the privilege of knowing him. He was endowed by the inheritance with a soul of a pioneer. The associations of his early life among the pious and sturdy old settlers of Madison township fostered in the religious faith of his fathers. His religion was manifested in his love for fellowmen whose confidence and respect he enjoyed.
     He became a member of the Baptist church in his early life. He later was affiliated with the M. E. church of Centerville, and continued his connection with this church until he was transferred to the M.E. church at Oak Hill where he remained a faithful and loyal member to the end. He was one of the strongest pillars of this church for many years, contributing liberally towards its financial support. He was a member of the orders of Knights of Pythias, Masonic and Red Men of this place, and G.A.R. post of Jackson and took great interest in all fraternal work. He was engaged in the undertaking and marble business at Oak Hill nearly all his life in which he was very popular and successful.
     Inspired by his spirit of patriotism he heard the call of his country and enlisted in its service as a soldier in the Civil War. He was a private in Co. D. Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was later transferred to Co. D. No. 179 O.V.I. in which regiment he served until the end of the war.
     He leaves to survive him, two brothers, Evan of Spokane, Washington, and Thomas of Kingston, Ohio and four half-sisters, Mrs. Kate McCready, Margaret Jones, Elizabeth Durr all of Columbus, Ohio, and Martha Reese of Toledo, Ohio, and one half-brother William Lloyd of Thurman, Ohio. He also leaves to mourn the loss of a true friend and protector, two adopted grandchildren: Stanley Davis and Camelia Dalton whose mother he adopted when an infant 7 months old. He also leaves three adopted great-grandchildren to whom he was great attached and for whom he felt great concern in his last days.
     Such is a brief sketch of a life well known to us all. We will miss his genial greeting and hearty hand shake. Let us cherish his memory so that we may live in hope that this association thus broken shall again be reunited in that realm “beyond the grave.”

Oak Hill Press, Oak Hill, Ohio
July 2, 1925
Transcribed by Donna Scurlock

Lloyd, Thomas H.

Thomas H. Lloyd, 85, Civil War Vet Dead
End Comes At Son’s Home Following Brief Illness
     Thomas H. Lloyd, retired farmer and highly respected citizen, died early Sunday at the home of his son U. I. Lloyd, after a short illness from pneumonia.
     Mr. Lloyd was born in Jackson County, Ohio, eighty five years ago, of Welsh parentage. He came to Gallia county in his youth and resided the greater part of his life in Walnut Township. For several years he had made his home with his son in this city.
     He was a veteran of the Civil War having served in Company E, 27th O. V. I. He saw service in some of the principal battles of the rebellion.
     Mr. Lloyd had been in good health for one of his age until New Years day when he became ill. He was a life long member of the M. E. church.
     Five children survive, Elliott, of Greenfield, Harley of Grove City, Mrs. Retha Blazer of Gallipolis R. 4, and Mrs. Stella Rott, and U. I. Lloyd, of this city. His wife preceded him in death several years. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Margaret Miller, and a half brother, Tommy Lloyd, of Jackson.
     Short services will be held at the home of his son, on Second avenue, at 10: a.m. Tuesday when the remains will be taken to Mt. Olive church where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. by Rev. E. E. Brewer. Burial in the cemetery there in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 6, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Logue, Samuel G.

Samuel G. Logue Dead
An Aged and Respected Civil War Veteran Passes
     Mr. Samuel G. Logue passed away at his home on Fourth avenue at 1:45 Thursday morning, Feb. 18, 1915, after an illness of about a month with infirmities due to old age, being 87 years old the fourth
of this month. He was raised in Morgan township, coming here when young. He was one of the most
prominent farmers of this county and was always held in the highest esteem by every acquaintance as he was
honest, industrious and generous in his dealings. He was a member of the 91st Volunteers in Co. B.
     He is survived by a son Charles W. and Alice E. Hanna at home, Mrs. Frances L. Hughes, of Wyoma, W.Va., and Mrs. Emma Holloway, of Pt. Pleasant. Mrs. Logue died in 1894. Four grandhchildren survive him, Charles H. Holloway of Wilmington, Del., Sam Spencer, of the same city, Miss Nettie Holloway and Mrs. Grover Hite and four great grand-daughters, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hite of Pt. Pleasant. He was the last of eight children.
     The funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:130 p.m. at his late home by Rev. Hugh Evans, interment following at Pine Street under the direction of Hayward.

[Note: b. abt. 1831 d. 2/18/1915]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 19, 1915
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Logue, Wyatt

     Mr. Wyatt Logue, died at is home in Bidwell Sept. 10, 1908, of paralytic heart trouble. He was a good citizen and an old soldier of Union war, and leaves a widow, who is a sister of Mr. G. B. Sawyers the Court Street merchant, T. M. and Daniel Sawyers, Mrs. Moses Wilbarger, Mrs. Ira Russell, Misses Lucretie and Darrie Sawyers, and Mrs. Flora Campbell, of Rodney.
     The funeral services were conducted Sunday by Dr. Davis, of Rio Grande, and interment followed in the Fairviewl Cemetery, Springfield Township.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 18, 1908
Vol XLI No. 43
Transcribed by Irene Blamer                                                                          Top of Page

Longstreth, David

In Memory; David Longstreth
     The sudden death of the late David Longstreth of Cheshire was a shock to his many friends. He passed away suddenly, having been stricken with apolexy.
     He was a son of William and Mary Longstreth and was born in Bucks County, Pa., on March 11,1838. He moved with his parents to Salem Township, Meigs county, Ohio, the following year. When about 24 years of age he volunteered, enlisting in Company G, 116th Ohio Infantry and fought in 18 battles and several skirmishes. He was wounded at the battle of Fort Greggs. He received an honorable discharge June 7 1865.
     In the year 1867 he was united in marriage with Lucinda Hugg, and to them were born three children, Clayton, Effie and Phoebe , of which only Mrs Pheobe McClasky survives. He had four brothers and three sisters, all of whom had passed away except Mrs. Mary Gilmore of Bidwell.
     He leaves to mourn his departure his sister, his daughter, four grandsons, and a grand-daughter, Mrs Jessie McCarty, who looked after his health and welfare.
     Mr. Longstreth was made Master Mason at Wilkesville on April 8,1878. He was a good and faithful member of this order. Early in his life he professed Christianity and was active in advancing Gods kingdom here. He was a member of the Cheshire Baptist church. and served as a deacon and trustee until his health failed and he retired at his own request. The community has lost a valuable citizen, the lodge one of its best members and the church one of its pillars.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. Y. H. Reed of Cheshire.

[Note: Stone in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Township, died May 3, 1918]

Gallipolis paper
May 22, 1919
Transcribed by Ernie Wright

Longstreth, David

Death of Cheshire Resident
David Longstreth of Cheshire, prominent farmer, died Friday, May 3, 1918, after a short illness of paralysis.
He was 80 years old. He was the father of Mrs. Thomas McClaskey of Brandstetter Heights. The funeral will be held at Cheshire Sunday.

(Note: He served in Co. G, 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and is buried at Gravel Hill, March 11, 1838-May 3, 1918.)

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 24, 1918
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Loucks, William

     An old pioneer resident of this county, William Loucks, son of Jacob and Ladocia Langford Loucks died Sunday afternoon, March 14, 1909, after four years of lingering illness in his 88th year. He had been a resident of Harrison Township for 83 years and occupied the house where he died for more than 60 years. His funeral sermon will be preached at his late home, Tuesday at 2 0'clock, by Rev. J.B. Masale of the Christian Church, the interment following by Wetherbolt in the Loucks family cemetery.
     Mr. Loucks is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Roadarmour and Mrs. Mary Spangler. He was twice married, the first wife dying in 1870. Her maiden name was Susannah Campbell and she bore him six children, four sons and two daughters of whom the following survive. Roman of Seattle, Wash, William Elbin and Frank of Anoka, Minn., and Mrs. Sillman Cottrell of this county, and Shannon of Harrison Township. His second and surviving wife was Miss Fannie Canterbury, to whom he was married in 1871. To them were born four children and the following survives: Waldo, Mrs. Shannon Houck, and Bert, all of this county, and all well-to-do people.
     Mr. Loucks was a fine old gentleman and was a soldier in the war for the Union, a member of Capt. C.C. Aleshire's 18th Ohio Battery and he had a host of friends. Most of the children reside in the West.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 15, 1909
Transcribed by Lynda Darby Ozinga                                                                Top of Page

Loucks, William A.

Tree Fell on Him
W.A. Loucks of Near Vinton Killed Thursday Morning
     Mr. W. A. Loucks, living about three miles west of Vinton in Huntington township was out clearing on his farm Thursday morning in company with some workmen. About nine or ten o'clock he separated from the men who were with him and went to another part of the farm with his axe. At dinner time he failed to come in, and they went out to look for him and found where he had chopped down a tree and the tree in falling had dragged a limb from another tree upon him and killed him. It was supposed he had been dead for two hours. He was a fine man about 65 years old and left a large family of adult children.

[Note: He served in Co. A, 56th O.V.I. and is buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Huntington Township with dates 25 Aug 1841-12 Mar 1908. His tombstone spells the surname, Louks.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 16, 1908
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lowry/Lowrey, Alonzo J.

     Mr. Lon Lowry as he was familiarly called died at Point Pleasant very suddenly Monday evening. He was a former citizen of this city and a well liked man, related to Mrs. Chas. R. Small, Mrs. A.W. Kerns, E.E. Gatewood and many others. Our particulars at that time are very meagre and we will have something more in connection with his death. He and a brother from down South visited relatives here several weeks last summer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 25, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Death of A.J. Lowry
     The death of Mr. Lon Lowry, of Point Pleasant, mentioned by us briefly Tuesday, came, says the Point Pleasant Register, like a shock to the citizens of that place Tuesday morning, November 25, 1902, when it was announced. Though troubled with heart disease for a number of years, he appeared in the best of spirits and health the day before. He retired the night before about 9 o'clock, and was resting on the bed when he became suddenly ill, and his actions alarmed his wife who immediately ran for assistance and a physician. When friends and physicians arrived he had passed away. He was 58 years of age and left a second wife and daughters.
     He was a member of the Odd Fellows order of that place and also of the United Order of American Mechanics. His remains will leave Pt. Pleasant at 9 a.m., Saturday morning in charge of those orders for this place and will be interred in Pine Street cemetery, at 10 a.m.
     He was a good warm-hearted man, a son of the late Melville Lowry. He was a brother of the late Mrs. James Gatewood, the late Mrs. H. Morton, Mrs. Tom Cole and Mrs. Dyer, of Evergreen, Messrs. Will and Oscar Lowry and also Mrs. J.J. Blazer, and in that way became the relative of many friends in this county.
     His first wife was Miss Jennie Ray, and by her he had three daughters, Annie, Hartie and Rose. The first married Mr. Leonard Williams, of Muncie, Ind., and son of Mr. Thos. P. Williams of this city. Hartie married a travelling man of Columbus, Mr. Harry Tracy. She is dead. Miss Rose married Mr. Harry Moore, son of E.T. Moore and living at Hamilton, O.
     He was a member of the 7th Ohio Cavalry and served through the war, and drew a pension for his services.
     Mr. and Mrs. Williams and family and Mrs. Moore are here to attend the services. His brothers will not be here. He left many friends here who will be pained to hear (of) his death.

Gallia Times
November 28, 1902
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Lowery, Melvin

     Melvin Lowery was born February 24th, A.D. 1800, in the county of Greenup, Kentucky, and died April 16th, 1868, being sixty-eight years, one month and twenty-three days old. His father and mother both died when he was yet a boy only ten years old. He was joined in marriage to Harty Cole, in the year 1822, and emigrated to Gallia county Ohio, in the year 1828.
     He was happily converted to God and joined the M.E. church at a Camp-meeting here in Rome, in the year 1838. He is the father of thirteen children—five dead, four of whom died in infancy, leaving five daughters and three sons yet living. He was a faithful and zealous Class leader nearly his whole life after his connection with the church. Saying to his class by example as well as words, "Follow me as I follow Christ." He was a good, kind, confiding husband, and an affectionate father, and almost universally beloved by all who knew him.
     And thus this aged servant of God has passed away, leaving his eight surviving children, together with a large circle of relatives and friends, to be mourned by his absence. But they sorrow not as those who have no hope. J. G. D.

[Note: Squirrel Hunter]

The Gallipolis Journal
April 30, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Lucas, Alfred E.

Death of A.E. Lucas
     Mr. A.E. Lucas, an old colored blacksmith that has made his home here for the last 40 years died last night about 7:30 after a lingering illness. He was a pensioner and his papers called the disease malarial blood poisoning. He has three girls, Katie, Tena and Alpha and buried one son about 3 years ago. These were children of his last wife. He had two (other) children, Mrs. Maggie Chavis, Mrs. Laura Kilgore.
     The funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church. Burial by Wetherholt and funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Turner and Rev. Geo. Mason. He will be buried in Pine Street cemetery.
Mr. Turner was a very industrious man and his son was a well liked barber who died suddenly about 3 years ago.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 31, 1899

     Mr. A.E. Lucas, an old resident of this city, living on Fourth street, who departed this life on Monday evening last, will be buried on Thursday afternoon, the services will held at the John Gee Chapel A.M.E. Church at 2 o'clock p.m. conducted by the Pastor Rev. R.M. Turner. The Grand Army of the Republic of which Mr. Lucas was a time honored,valued member, together with the members of the church and friends are expected to attend and pay the last honors to the departed.

[Note: He served in Co.C, US Colored Infantry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 31 and November 1,1899
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Lucas, Cornelius

Death of Mr. Lucas
     Mr. Cornelius Lucas died at the home of Mrs William Symmes in Cheshire last Friday night [Jan 13,1906] He was a veteran of the Civil War and drew $50 per month pension. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Berry and Miss Lida Lucas, and was well thought of in his community.

[Note: dates from stone McGhee Cemetery, Huntington Township; b. Dec 26,1830; d. Jan 13, 1906]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Ernie Wright                                                                           Top of Page

Lyle, Boyd

Death's Sudden Appearance
     Boyd Lyle, a thrifty farmer living a short distance from Kyger, was stricken down with heart disease at his home Feb. 1st. He had been in poor health for sometime from this affliction, though his death was not
anticipated, hence it falls with the force of a sudden shock upon his family and friends.
     Mr. Lyle was born in Meigs county, July 23, 1845, and was therefore in his fifty-second year. He was a soldier, serving in the 53d O. V. I. For a number of years he has been a resident of Gallia county. A sister and four brothers survive him, while in his immediate home he leaves a wife, three children and one grand-child to mourn his death. He was a good-natured, companionable man, agreeable at home and abroad, and a most obliging neighbor. Interment took place Thursday at Poplar Ridge cemetery, Rev. W. J. Fulton of Rio Grande, conducting the funeral service.

[Newspaper clipping from unknown source pasted into a "scrapbook" possibly by Esther Virginia Coughenour Lyle, a nephew's wife. Boyd Lyle died on 02 Feb 1897 rather than the 1st according to Gallia County death records and documents in his pension file, but the birth date is the same. The Thursday was Feb. 4 for the date of interment.]

Submitted by Jean Hoffman
Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 9, 1897

Lyon, A. A.

A. A. Lyon Died Friday
Well Known Carriage Maker Succumbed to Fall in Ninetieth Year
     Death Friday morning at eleven o’clock removed a long time, well known Gallipolis citizen. Mr. A. A. Lyon passed away at his home on Grape Street, in his 90th year. He suffered a fall at his home on Nov. 1, and could not recover from the shock.
     Mr. Lyon was a native of New Jersey, born in Newark in 1837. He was a wagon and carriage maker by trade, and established himself in that business here in 1869, coming here when 33 years of age. He was an honest, capable workman and soon built up a fine business.
     Mr. Lyon was first married to Miss Marietta Thompson of Gallipolis, in 1873, who passed away in 1896. In 1906, he married Miss Jennie V. Johnson, who survives him.
     Funeral services for Mr. Lyon were held at his late home Monday afternoon by Rev. John Glenn, burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: There was a grave registration card found, indicating Civil War military service, but no other information.]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, December 2, 1926
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron