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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clafflin [Chaflin], Abraham

Death of Abraham Clafflin
     Mr. Abraham Clafflin, aged 81 years, a lifelong resident of Addison Township, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18th., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Rife, where he had made his home for several years. Mr. Clafflin was an honest and industrious man and a good citizen. He was twice married. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. D. Ward of Gahanna and Mrs. Belle Neal of Columbus and several grandchildren.
     He had been in poor health for some time, but not considered in a dangerous condition until about two weeks ago. He was kindly cared for by Mr. Rife and family and kind neighbors.
     The funeral services were held Thursday morning by Rev. Edgar Ewing of Rio Grande, burial following in the Rife Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...Abram Claflin born May 10, 1836; died Sept. 18, 1917; aged 81 years 4 months and 8 days. Parents: Wam (or Warn) Claflin (born Canada) and ? Darst (born OH).

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

Claflin, Melinda M.

Death of Mrs. Claflin
     Mrs. Harry Claflin, of Addison, died this morning, December 2, and will be buried Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Rife graveyard. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton. She took sick only Thursday evening and died this morning, leaving a little boy only a week old. She was the daughter of Mr. James George and had been married less than a year. She was a most excellent lady.

[Note: Buried Rife Cemetery, Addison Twp]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec 21, 1898.
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Claflin, Viola Belle

Claflin Funeral Sunday
     Viola Belle Claflin, who has been in feeble health for sometime, died Thursday night at the home of Miss Lizzie Finley, 804 Third avenue, where she had been residing. Miss Claflin was born in Addison tp. seventy-five years ago and was the last of her immediate family. The nearest relatives are nephews, L. L. Frank and Elman Maddy, who had looked after her in recent years.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Venz, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bulaville Church and burial will follow in the Rife Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, November 21, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clagg, Charles

     Word has been received by the Tribune of the May 25 death of Charles Clagg, 56, South Bloomfield, a former Bidwell resident, in the Dayton Veterans Administration Hospital. Burial was May 28. Local survivors include a brother, Terley of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. John (Pearl) Denney and Mrs. Coyd (Dorothy) Morris, both of Bidwell and several nieces and nephews in Gallia County.

[Note: Born May 27, 1924 in West Virginia; Died: May 25, 1983]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 6, 1983 Page 6, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clagg, Charles L.

     GALLIPOLIS - Charles Lando Clagg, 63, Patriot Star Route, a World War II veteran, died at 4:05 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. He had been in failing health the last year and a patient in the hospital for 18 days. He was a farmer.
     Born in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Charles and Malinda Hawthorne Clagg. He had been a resident of Gallia County since 1914. He was a member of the Church of Christ on Garfield Ave.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Miriam Bostic, two sisters, Mrs. Effie Dailey, Gallipolis and Mrs. Okey (Hannah) Henry, Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., and three brothers, Erie and Millard Clagg, Bidwell.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the home by the Rev. Max Cleveland. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Athens Sunday Messenger
March 7, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clagg, Era P.

E P. Clagg Found Dead In Rodney Home
     Era P. Clagg, 75, was found dead in his Rodney home early Sunday morning. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Clagg was born in Mason County, W. Va., on May 4, 1892, son of the late Charles L. and Melinda Hawthorne Clagg. He was one of 10 children. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Willard, Bidwell; Millard, Gallipolis; Mrs. Effie Dailey, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Okey Henry, Gallipolis.
     He was married to the former Laura Blake on Oct. 24, 1912 in Pt. Pleasant. She survives along with three children, Mrs. Verna Mehl, Rodney; Mrs. Frances Halley, Columbus, and Charles, Gallipolis. Three children died in infancy. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 8, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Clagg, George

Watchman Lost Life At Dam 25
Fell in River When Alone at Night and Met Death by Drowning
     The body of George Clagg, 26, night watchman at Dam 25, who disappeared early Sunday morning, was found floating in the river near the dam early Tuesday morning. The gruesome find was made by George Williams, the night watchman, who took the dead man’s job.
     There were no marks of violence on the body and authorities are convinced the man was accidentally drowned. Coroner J. M. Fadley announced his death was due to drowning. The victim was dressed in his work clothes. His pay, amounting to approximately $50, which he drew Saturday was found in his pockets. His gold watch was also found. It stopped at 2:18. Clagg was last seen alive at 1 o’clock Sunday morning by the night gang, as it was going off duty.
     The body was removed to Harper’s undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. It was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery late Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was held from Harper’s undertaking parlors, Rev. Ira Ricketts officiating -- Pt. Pleasant Register [W.Va.]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, August 25, 1921
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clagg, Shelby

Gallia County Soldier Dies
     Word was received here Monday of the death of Shelby Clagg, a Gallia county soldier, in Hoffman Island Hospital, N. Y., having died of pneumonia.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 15, 1918
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, Adeline [Allmon]

Native Claimed In Charleston
     Mrs. Adeline Clark, 53, a native of Gallia county, and resident of Greenville for the past 10 years died Tuesday in Charleston Memorial hospital. She had been visiting a daughter in Charleston. Mrs. Clark was born in Clay twp., Feb. 19, 1911, daughter of the late George and Ethel Lanthorne Allmon. She attended school at Chambersburg and Gallia Academy High school. In her early years she was a telephone operator at the Gallipolis State Institute.
     Her marriage to George Clark took place Sept. 5, 1928, and he preceded her in death six years ago. She is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Keith Reynolds of Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Marlin (Joyce) Reese and Tommy Clark, both of Greenville, Mrs. Eston (Loretta) Poling of Bluffton, Ind., Edward Clark of the Air Force stationed at Hampton, VA., and Wayne Clark of Canton. A surviving sister is Mrs. Gladys Clark of Gallipolis. Half sisters and brothers are Mrs. Melvin Little of Cheshire, James and Roger Montgomery, both of Gallipolis, William Eblin and Mrs. Margaret Davis, both of Columbus. There are seven grandchildren.
     Mrs. Clark was a member of the Apostolic Church at Greenville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Providence Baptist church. Rev. Arnold Johnson of Greenville will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under the directions of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday.

[Note: Died April 21, 1964; buried April 23, 1964]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 22, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Clark, Albert E.

     Died, Jan. 21st., 1865. Albert E. Clark, son of Nancy J. and Sylvester Clark, aged one year, five months, and 21 days.

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

Clark, Alex

     Mr. Alex Clark, of Clay Township, died with consumption last week, leaving a widow and five children.
He was a brother of G.W. Clark, of Leaper and the oldest son of the late William Clark, of Clay Township and one of the best citizens of the township.

[Note: Born June 23, 1838; died March 6, 1888. Burial: Providence Cemetery]

Gallipolis Journal
March 14, 1888
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Clark, Andrew J.

Rio Grande Loses a Splendid Citizen
Andrew J. Clark dies Suddenly of Heart Attack on Wednesday Night-- Funeral was Friday
     Failing to recover from a sudden heart attack, Mr.Andrew J. Clark, 75. a native of Raccoon township and prominent merchant there, died Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 1935. His deathcame as a great shock to his family and friends, and many expressions of sympathy were extended them.
     He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Lola Tobin, six daughters and a son . They are Mrs. sophia Liggett of Detriot; Mrs. Edith Henson and Mrs. Ted Merriam of Ann Arbor of Thurman; Mrs. Talmadge Cottrell of Trenton and W.E. Clark near Rio Grande. Joe Clark of Adamsville is a brother. A sister, Mrs. Ida Kent, lives in Columbus and two others. Mrs. Jessie Haller and Mrs. Rose Childers in Dayton.
     Mr. Clark was a splendid citizen , a longtime member of the Methodist church and enjoyed many warm friendships. Funeral services were at the family residence Friday afternoon by Rev. L.C. Watts and Rev. C.O. Clark burial following in Calvary Cemetery.

    Card of Thanks--We wish to express our sincere thanks to those who were so kind and sympathetic during the illness and death of our dear father. A.J. Clark: also to those who were so helpful after his death , to those who sent flowers, to Rev. Watts and Rev. C.O Clark for their consoling words, those who sang, the pall bearers, the undertaker and Mrs. Jessie Davis for her assistance. We also wish to thank those who have been so kind to our mother in her long illness. ---- The Clark Family.

Gallipolis Tribune
July 11, 1935
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart                                                                          Top of Page

Clark, Anna Lee [Lewis]

Death of Mrs. Ann Clark
     Mrs. Ann Clark, widow, of Harrison township, died Sunday night July 2d, ’99, aged about 88 years. Her husband had been dead for many years. Mrs. Clark was an invalid and blind for a long time. She left sons Vint, Jake and Lewis and two daughters, Mrs. Columbus Arthur and Mrs. Chas. Carter.
     She was buried this afternoon at Macedonia. She was a fine old lady, enjoying the esteem of all who knew her.

[Note: Sept. 13, 1811 – July 2, 1899; Age 88 yrs. 4 mos. She was married to Isaac Sylvester Clark.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 3, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clark, Bessie [Baxter]

Mrs. Bessie Clark Died Sunday P.M. Rites Here Tues.
     Mrs. Bessie L. Baxter Clark, born reared here and again a resident of this city after her marriage, died at 5:30 last evening in a Huntington hospital. For some years she had lived in Columbus but was brought to Huntington after she became ill about three months ago.
     Interment will be made on the Nevius lot in Mound Hill at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
     Surviving are a son, George Erwin Clark, with the Army in New Guinea, and a sister, Mrs. L. A. Rose, Huntington.
     Mrs. Clark, a daughter of Captain Zenas Baxter, was reared at the Nevius home at 626 Second Ave., now occupied by the A. W. Fish and family. Her second husband was the late Charles F. Stockhoff.

Gallipolis Tribune
Transcribed by Lew Casey

Clark, Carrell B. [aka Carl]

Death Takes Judge Clark; Ill 5 Years
Passed Away Saturday at His Old Home at Bidwell, O., Was Prominent Here
     Former Municipal Judge Carl B. Clark, 44, died at his home, at Bidwell, near Gallipolis, O., at 5:30, Saturday afternoon following a long illness of tuberculosis, according to a telegram received here Saturday evening by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ida Woolsey of E. Washington st. Judge Clark was head of the municipal court here for four years, but resigned when his health failed, two years ago and was succeeded by Judge Claude J. Minor who was appointed by the governor to fill his unexpired term. He left Sandusky last spring for his old home, at Bidwell, and has been bedfast there for the last several months with no hope for his recovery being held.
     Judge Clark first came to Sandusky as a young lawyer about 18 years ago. He later went back to his former home and from there went to Cleveland where he engaged in newspaper work. Coming again to Sandusky he was connected with the Hinde Dauch company, for a time when he again resumed the practice of law.
He was quite active in political circles and in 1905-7 was chairman of the republican county central committee. During the primary candidacy of former Governor Harry L. Davis he was known as a very active worker on behalf of the Cleveland candidate.
     He was the first elected Judge of the municipal court here in November, 1917, and served four years but when the condition of his health compelled him to relinquish that post nearly two years ago he moved to San Diego, California where he served as a district prohibition agent, governor Davis securing the position for him. Returning to Sandusky last August, he again made a home here for some months, going back early this year to his old home where his illness had confined him since.
     Judge Clark suffered from tuberculosis for about five years. On two occasions: several years ago he was stricken with pneumonia being critically ill at those times and by which his condition was weakened.
Surviving him are his wife, a son, Richard, a daughter, Virginia, and his mother, all of Bidwell, and a brother, Guy, of Gallipolis. Although no funeral arrangements had been made, it is believed that interment will be made at Bidwell.

[Note: According to his death certificate available at, Carrell B. Clark was born April 10, 1883, in Bidwell to Joseph R. and Agnes Baird Clark, died September 22, 1923, in Morgan Township, and was buried on September 25, 1923, in Clark Chapel Cemetery in Morgan Township. Obituary has picture.]

Unknown Sandusky, OH, Paper
Sunday, September 23, 1923
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, Carter S.

Carter S. Clark
     Carter Clark, 81, was dead on arrival at HMC yesterday at noon.
     Mr. Clark was born July 23, 1898, one of seven children born to the late Curtis and Eva Carter Clark. He attended Providence school and was married to Myrtle Boston, Chambersburg, who preceded him in death. They had three children, Curtis Clark, California; Mrs. James (Geneva) Engle, Columbus; and Mrs. Clay (Evelyn) Williams, Crown City. His second marriage was to Frankie Brothers, who survives.
     He also is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frank (Audrey) Frounfeller, Temple City, Ca; and one brother, Charles Abraham (Abe) Clark, Columbus.
     He served in the Navy in WW II; he was a carpenter for all his life, and worked at GDC for several years; he also operated a shoe shop in the Park Central Hotel for several years, which closed out in 1965. He was a member of the American Legion.
     The funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Home for Funerals with the Rev. Carles Lulsher officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery, Leaper.

Unknown publication
January 17, 1980
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley

Clark, Christina

Catherine Clark Died Last Sunday
     Mrs. Christina Clark died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella Swick, in Morgan Township Sunday, March 5, aged 77 years. She had been sick for over a month with heart trouble.
Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late Jacob and Christina Colwell and was the youngest of eleven children, all of whom have preceded her to the better land. She was united in marriage in 1852 to William W. Clark, who died in 1893.
     To this union were born six sons and three daughters. Two sons and one daughter preceded her in death, Elmer in 1899, Joseph R. in 1910 and Mary in 1864. She is survived by the following children: Jacob and Dr. A. T. Clark of Vinton, Dr. J. W. Clark, Chief Physician at the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus, Arthur V. Clark of Circleville, Mrs. Eva F. George and Mrs. Stella Swick of Morgan Township.
     She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a devout believer in the Christian religion and united with the Christian church at an early age. When her health permitted, her home was noted for its hospitality toward all. While those living who knew her as a mother have reached manhood’s and womanhood’s estate, they can never forget her constant care and watchfulness, her great motherly love and kindness.
     The funeral services were held at Clark Chapel Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Samuel Lewis, the burial following in the church cemetery by Undertaker Butler of Vinton.

[Note: 1834-1911]

Gallipolis Bulletin [Note: Tombstone has name Christenia]
Friday, March 10, 1911 1834-1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Clark, Clarence Donovan

     The public will sympathize with our former Mail Carrier between here and Bush’s Mill, Mr. Noah Clark, at present running a hack line between those points, in the loss of his little motherless infant, nine months old. Mrs. Clark died a few months ago and Mr. and Mrs. Gothard, grandparents, took the little one to care for and loved it as their own.
     It was taken ill Thursday and died suddenly. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Brill.

[Note: He was the son of Noah & Elizabeth Gothard Clark and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Saturday, August 1, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clark, Cora E.

     Cora E. Clark, daughter of John H. and Nancy E. Clark, died at her father’s residence at Elliotstown, Effingham county, Ill., of consumption, on Sunday morning, Feb 7, 1886. The deceased was born in Gallia county, Ohio, Aug 21, 1866 and resided there until she removed to this State about two years ago. She had been afflicted with the disease about a year, during which time she, accompanied by her mother, revisited the many friends she had left in Gallia county, and returned much improved in health; but as winter approached she began to grow worse until she was relieved of her sufferings by death. She was a member of the Christian Church, and lived a devoted life, and we feel assured in saying that she is now at rest in the better land. A short time before her death she called the members of the family together and told them she would not be here long and to meet her in heaven and expressed her willingness to go. During her short stay here she gained many friends who mingle their tears with those of the bereaved family.

Farewell, Cora, thy pains are over,
               Calm and peaceful is thy rest;
             Now thy precious soul is leaning
               On the loving Savior’s breast.
             Heavenly Father, we entreat thee,
               When the toils of life is o’er,
             May we meet dear Cora in heaven--
               Meet her there to part no more.
             Who can paint our mutual joy,
               When our wanderings here are o’er,
             We shall clasp dear Cora’s hand,
               On that bright celestial shore.
             But higher shall our raptures glow
               On that bright celestial plain,
             When the loved and parted here
               Meet never to part again.
                     Wilford Field

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 24, 1886
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Clark, Curtis W.

Gallia Native Dies In Illinois

     News has reached here of the death of C.W. Clark, 78, a native of Gallipolis and resident of Carlinville, IL. The message came to Mrs. John F. Berridge, Lower River Road, a niece of the retired Standard Oil executive.
Clark was born in Gallipolis on Oct. 26, 1878, the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Dickey Clark. He was married to the former Bess M. Smith on Aug. 24, 1901, by the bride's father, Rev. J.W. Smith.
     Shortly after their marriage they went to Bluffton, IN and later they settled in Carlinville. At the latter place Clark was placed in charge of the big Standard Oil mines and was later transferred to headquarters at Wood River. He retired from service with Standard Oil in 1943. Clark was a prominent citizen of the Illinois community, having served 17 years on the school board, was a charter member of the Rotary Club and was active in the affairs of the First Methodist Church.
     He is survived by his wife, two sons, Willard C. of Palamban, Sumatra and Robert W. of Charlotte, NC and a daughter Mrs. Mary Rixman of Texas. There are six surviving grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, W.A. Clark of Chicago, is one of the eight children of his immediate family who survive. Clark had a brother who preceded him in death, who was a Vice President of Standard Oil of New Jersey and he was a cousin of General Mark Clark.
     Funeral services and burial took place in Carlinville on Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 5, 1957
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Clark, Delmar Dean

Delmar Dean CLARK
     GALLIPOLIS - Delmar Dean Clark, 61, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, February 22, 2001 at his residence.
Born on July 2, 1939 in Middleport, he was the son of the late Hollis W. Clark and Leatha M. Little Clark. He was employed at the Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency in Cheshire. He was also a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Church of Gallipolis.
     Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Richard and Clarence Clark; and a sister, Norma Duke. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty L. Gardner Clark of Gallipolis; three daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Steve Moore of Gallipolis, Pebbles and Sam Bauer of Rutland, and Subina and Paul Kelly Veith of Gallipolis; four sisters, Linda Smith of Louisa, Kentucky, Mary Madden of Middleport, Barbara Ryan of Kent, and Martha Reeves of Kent; two brothers, Paul Clark of Cheshire, and Dana Clark of Orrville; four grandchildren, Christopher Steven Moore, Molly Marie Moore, Sarah Elizabeth Veith and Jillian Danielle Veith, all of Gallipolis.
     Services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport. Officiating will be the Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Friends may call on Friday, February 23, 2001 from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday February 23, 2001
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, Dorothy

     Mrs. Dorothy Clark, died at her home in Ohio Township on Thursday of last week and was buried on Saturday. She was a good woman, and had many friends who mourn her death. She was an aunt of Esq. W. G. Parmley.

The Bulletin
Saturday, February 17, 1894
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Clark, Elmer G.

Elmer G. Clark
     MIDDLEPORT - Elmer G. Clark, 50, Orrville, died Friday at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Formerly of Cheshire, he was the son of the late Hollis and Letha Little Clark. He was employed by Quality Castings Co. in Orrville for 19 years and was in the U.S. Army from 1962 until 1964.
     Surviving are a son, Elmer G. Clark Jr. of Orrville; a daughter, Margaret Clark of Orrville; three brothers, Delmar and Paul, both of Cheshire, and Dana of Orrville; four sisters, Mary Madden of Middleport, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Smith of Inez, Martha Reeves of Porter, and Barbara Ryan of Brady Lake; and one grandson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Duke.
     Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Rawlings-Coats-Fisher Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday July 01, 1990
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, E. Frank

     E. Frank Clark, 81, of Gallipolis, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1993 at Holzer Medical Center. He was born on June 16, 1912 in Gallia County to the late Harry and Bessie (Shato) Clark.
     A World War II U. S. Army veteran, he was an electrician at Cameron Electric and was a retired employee of Evans Packing Co. He was also a member of Providence Baptist Church, the V.F.W. Post 4464 of Gallipolis and the American Legion Lafayette Post 27 of Gallipolis.
     Also preceding him in death were one son and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Randolph) Clark, whom he married on June 16, 1934; one daughter (Nancy Hayes of Bowling Green), six sons (Carl Clark, Daniel Clark, Delbert Clark and James Harry Clark, all of Gallipolis; David Clark of Oak Hill, W. Va., and Jennings Clark of Indianapolis, Ind.) 14 grand-children, two sisters (Pauline Six of Hilliard and Louise Layne of Redlands, Calif.) and one brother (Joe Clark of Gallipolis).
     The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, where the body will lie in state one hour beforehand. The Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate. Burial will be at the church’s cemetery, where VFW Post 4464 and Lafayette Post 27 will conduct military honors. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 21 , 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Edna

Mrs. Edna Clark Dies At Home This Morning
Claimed At Residence On Edgemont Rd. After Long Period Of Illness
     Death this morning claimed Mrs. Stephan M. Clark, 21 Edgemont Rd., at the age of 55 after 13 years of failing health. A resident of Gallipolis for the past 24 years, Mrs. Clark was a member of one of the city's best known families. Her husband, who displayed great devotion to Mrs. Clark during her years of illness has been in the dry cleaning business here for many years past, retiring from it some two years ago.
     The Clarks were married Dec. 3, 1914. The former Edna Pickett, deceased was a daughter of the late Albert and Alice Trowbridge Pickett and was born at Crown City. Until her health failed, Mrs. Clark was an active member of Grace Methodist Church here. In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons, Claude Monroe Clark of Gallipolis, Forest Denver Clark of Point Pleasant; and a daughter, Mrs. W. B. (Eloise) Doyle of Copenhagen, Denmark. She also leaves these brothers and sisters: Ralph R. and Morris F. Pickett of Huntington, William Pickett of Kenwannee, Ill., Floyd Erwin and Roy Pickett of Crown City, Mrs. Leslie Lemon and Miss Ruby Pickett of Huntington and Mrs. Charles Erby of California. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Doyle left Copenhagen by plane last night on being informed of her mother's death and is expected to arrive at Charleston Airport tonight or tomorrow. Funeral arrangemrnts are pending her arrival. The body was taken to the Clarence Waugh Funeral Home until 5 PM Wednesday when it will be taken to the residence, where friends may call.

[Note: From stone 1894 - 1950 Mound Hill]

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

Clark, Elva [Hood]

     Elva Hood, daughter of Asbury and Elizabeth Hood, was born Dec. 11, 1883, departed this life at her home near Cheshire on March 27, 1917, after a year's illness from tuberculosis. She was aged 33 years, 3 months and 16 days.
     On Sept. 7, 1901, she was united in marriage with Lincoln Clark. To them four children were born: Leona, aged 11, Levi 8, Ray 5 and one infant daughter, which preceded her across the dark river.
She leaves to mourn their loss her devoted husband, daughter, two sons, her mother, five sisters, and hosts of relatives and friends Her father preceded her in death five years ago.
     She professed faith in Christ in 1901, and was baptized and united with the Second Kyger She was a firm believer in God and found consolation in the promise of her Saviour, and while health pernmitted she was faithful in attendance at church and Sunday School. She will be sadly missed in her home, but oh whay joy to those left behind; such a life and such an abundant entrance into rest forever.
All that loving hands could do and true hearts could think of was done for her, but God said, "it is enough, come up higher." She passed out of this life as she had lived, trusting in the God that is mighty to save, and now she is with him who said,"I go to prepare a place for you that where I am there ye may be also."

Through all pain at times she'd smile,
A smile of Heavenly birth,
And when the angels called her home,
She smiled farewell to earth.

Heaven now retaineth our treasure
Earth the lonely casket keeps,
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our sainted mother sleeps.

     The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at Poplar Ridge church by Rev. Reed of Cheshire, and she was laid to rest in the church cemetery by undertaker Demain of Middleport.

Gallia Times
April 11, 1917
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Clark, Emanuel

Emanuel Clark Dead
     Emanuel Clark, brother of George W. Clark of Second Avenue, died Sunday at 4 a.m. at his residence near Providence Church in Harrison Township, after a long illness. He was about 52 and leaves a wife, four boys and four sisters: Mrs. Henry Clark of Girard, Kansas; Mrs. Wayne Lanier of Bush's Mill; Mrs. John L. Warner of Huntington and Mrs. A.H. Day of Harrison Township. Mr. Clark was married to Elizabeth Smith on Sept. 15, 1889.
     Burial by Wetherholt at Providence Church at 2 p.m. Monday. The deceased was a Baptist and a school teacher from his boyhood and was a Knight of the Golden Eagle.

[Note: Death Certificate...born April 7, 1857; died Nov. 14, 1909; aged 52 years 7 months and 7 days of age. Parents: William Clark-Virginia and Mary Ward-North Carolina]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Nov. 15, 1909
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clark, Emory A.

Emory Clark Died at Home Near Swan Cr.
Was Esteemed as Sterling Citizen – Funeral at 2 Friday at Swan Creek
     Emory A. Clark, one of the best known residents of the county, died Tuesday evening about 9:30 at his home at Swan Creek. He had been in failing health for a year and bedfast since the last week of September. His condition had been critical for several days and his death followed a succession of strokes which he had suffered at intervals the past year.
     He was the son of the late George W. and Frances Dickey Clark and was born in Clay Township. He was in his sixty-eighth year. Surviving are his widow, the former Evelyn Morton, a daughter, Mrs. Sanford (Lee Clark), and a grandson, James Clark Sanford of Cleveland. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Winifred Oakley of Bristol, Tenn., and a brother, Curtis Clark of Columbus. Another sister, Mrs. Ella Wise, died a few years ago at Columbus.
     Mr. Clark was a member of the Providence Baptist Church, a citizen, who was held in high esteem and a progressive and successful agriculturalist.
      Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Swan Creek M.E. chapel with the pastor Rev. Tracy Martindale officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by Funeral Director F. L. Stevers. Friends may call at the home to view the features until the hour of the funeral; the casket will not be opened at the church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Unknown date of publication--died 01 November 1938;
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow

Clark, Evelyn [Morton]

Mrs. Clark, 86, Dies At Home Of Daughter
     Mrs. Evelyn Morton Clark, 86, a native of Gallia county,  died at 1 p.m.Friday in Fairview Park, Ohio.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Salemma (Kennedy) Morton of the Swan Creek community.
She was married to Emory A. Clark on Sept. 5, 1896, and he preceded her in death on Nov.1, 1937.  They were the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Lee Clark Sanford, and she and one grandson, James C. Sanford, survive. Mrs. Clark lived in her native community until about four years ago when ill health forced her to go and live with her daughter.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the family home at Swan Creek.  Rev. David Bates, a former pastor on the Eureka Methodist charge, will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Swan Creek cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt Funeral home.

[Note: b. 1871 d. 1957]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Clark, Frank

     Frank Clark, aged about 37 years, son of Daniel and Nancy Clark, deceased, was born and lived nearly all his life in and near Porter and died at Athens Hospital where he was taken some 3 years ago. His remains were brought to Porter by Wetherholt on Sunday and the funeral preached at the M. E. Church by Rev. Daugherty, after which he was laid to rest at Clark Chapel. He left one sister, Mrs. Thos. Shaver, here, and two sisters and a brother in Iowa.

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 5, 1913
Transcribed by Karen Strojin                                                                           Top of Page

Clark, Frederick P.

Frederick P. Clark, age 65, Tuesday, late of 869 Montrose
     Survived by wife, Stella; daughter, Mary Jane Clark of the residence; 4 brothers, Curtis and Homer Clark of Columbus, Joseph Clark of Delaware and Harry Clark of Florida; 3 sisters, Mrs. E. R. Bolin, Akron, Mrs. J. W. Gilkey, Lancaster, Mrs. William Van Gilder, Gallipolis. Friends may call at the WEIR-AREND EAST CHAPEL, 2154 E. Main St., Thursday afternoon and evening, where service will be held Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster. (Lancaster papers, please copy.)

[Note:  Born March 17, 1897, in Cheshire, Gallia Co., OH, to Wilbur Clark and Luda (aka Mary Agnes) Blackburn.  Died on November 27, 1962 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH]

Columbus Dispatch
Date unknown
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, Geneva I. [Davidson]

     Geneva Isabel Clark, 87, of Roush Lane, Route 1, Cheshire, died Friday at Pinecrest Nursing Care Center following a lengthy illness. She retired from Gallia and Meigs County School Systems after 38 years of teaching. Born December 31, 1899 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late Taylor Gordon and Rhoda Jane Davidson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Oscar Clark in 1978, two sisters, Mrs. Velma Ely and Margaret Cunningham. Surviving is a sister, Bessie Rose of Gallipolis.
     She attended Cheshire Baptist Church and was a member of the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association and an honorary member of Cheshire Garden Club.
     Services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Monday at Waugh Halley Wood Funeral Home, Rev. Ron Hammond officiating. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
November 20. 1987
Submitted by Dorothy Frazier                                                                          Top of Page

Clark, George

George Clark Dead
     George Clark of near Cora died Monday morning of the infirmities incident to old age. About four months ago he fell breaking an arm and since then had steadily declined. He would have been 85 years of age next October and was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Perry Township. He had been active in farming until recent years and took much interest in local affairs.
     He is survived by his wife and four sons, Henry and Harry of Patriot, and John and Pete at home and by two daughters, Mrs. Ella Bostic of Rodney and Miss Martha at home. The funeral services were held Wednesday at Salem Church, conducted by Rev. Geo. W. Brown. Burial by David of Centerville.

[Note: B - 1836 D - 1911 Buried in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Perry Twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 8, 1911
Transcribed by Charles Wright

Clark, George W.

George W. Clark Dead
Passed away Wednesday Evening After Long Illness
     Mr. George W. Clark, a well known traveling salesman, died Wednesday evening, April 10, 1918, after an illness from Bright's disease which began over one year ago. He was born at Gallipolis Ferry in Mason County, WV in 1851 and was therefore 67 years of age.
     Mr. Clark was married to Miss Harriett McCallister at Middleport Ohio in 1873 and she survives him, as do also two sisters, Miss Ann of this city and Mrs. Susan Rutherman of Illinois.
     Mr. Clark learned the milling trade in the old Aleshire Mill when a very young man. Later he was interested in the Neal Mill and one time was one of the biggest wheat buyers in this section of the country. In 1884 he was proprietor of the Portland, Ohio, flour mill.
     For several years Mr. Clark was a very successful traveling flour salesman and was one of the best known in the Ohio Valley and an expert in that line of business. He traveled for many years for the Cookley Milling Company of Lexington, Ohio. Mr. Clark resided for several years in Charleston, WV, where he served as City Street Commissioner and also conducted a brokerage business.
     Mr. Clark was the oldest Mason living in Gallipolis at the time of his death. He belonged to the Council and Chapter and the Masons will have charge of the funeral which will occur Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the late home of the deceased on Third Ave. He requested that no flowers be sent by friends. Chaplain McClure will conduct the services and the interment will be at Pine Street in charge of George Wetherholt.
     George Clark was a big hearted man, jovial and very popular among his friends, all of whom will greatly regret to hear of his death.

[Note: Death Certificate--George Washington Clark was born Aug. 1, 1850 in Mason County, WV; 67 years, 8 months and 9 days of age. Parents: John Clark, born England and Mary Jones born VA.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 11, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Clark, Gladys M. [Allman]

     GALLIPOLIS – Gladys M. Clark, 72, Columbus, a former Gallipolis resident, died at 2 a.m. Friday in Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, having been in failing health for the past two years. Born March 1, 1909, in Gallia County, daughter of the late George and Ethyl Eblin Allman, she retired from Gallipolis State Institute in 1969. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, James C. Clark, on June 8, 1948. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Dorothy) Kaple of Delaware, Mrs. David (Josephine) Rice of Gallipolis, Mrs. Don (Ann) VanGundy of Columbus and Mrs. Chancey (Frances) Houck of Gallipolis; four sons, Richard of Whitehall, George of Point Pleasant, Arthur of Ashville and James of Zanesville; two brothers, Lando and William, both of Columbus; and a sister, Margaret Shoemaker of Circleville. Also preceding in death were a daughter and a sister.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery on Teens Run Road, near Eureka. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were by the Willis Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Clarence Shupe, Ronnie Allison, James (Jeep) Holley, Earl Sagraves, Ed Ackers and the Rev. Sheryl Noble.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, she died on February 19, 1982.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Sunday, February 21, 1982
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, Hannah

Nonagenarian Dies At Vinton
Mrs. Hannah Clark Rites Wednesday
     Mrs. Hannah Clark succumbed to the infirmities of her great age about 5:30 this morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth Reed, at Vinton. She would have been 91 years old next March 28.
     Her parents were John and Amaryilis Wallace Potter and they and their forebears were natives of the community where their daughter was born and died. The last survivor of Mrs. Clark’s immediate family was a brother, John W. Potter, who died a few weeks ago at his home near Wellston. He was her senior in age.
     In January, 1876, she was married to Jacob Clark, who died in 1929. They were the parents of but one child, a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Reed. She died when her two children, Jacob Clark (Guy) Baker of Warren and Robin (Mrs. Reed) were small and they were reared by their grandparents. She had been an invalid for two years or more. In her early life Mrs. Clark was active in the Pythian Sisters at Vinton, but her chief interest was in her family.
     Friends may call at the home after seven o’clock this evening. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Butler McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Mr. Fleming, Presbyterian minister of McArthur, will officiate and burial will be at Clarks Chapel.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 26, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, Harold Lee "Lee"

     H. Lee Clark went into the arms of our Lord Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Clark was born November 10, 1928, in Cheshire, Ohio, a son of the late Lincoln Clark and Iva McNeal Clark. He was married to Betty Jo Matthews Clark in 1948. Mr. Clark was a 1948 graduate of Cheshire High School. He retired from American Electric Power in 1988 with 34 years of service. He was a member of AEP Veteran Association, Gavin Chapter. He attended the River of Life United Methodist Church, where he was active in youth ministry, served as a trustee, board member and historian. He served on the Cheshire Village Council, the Alumni Association and the Cheshire Youth Ball Association. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He was also a youth leader, a Boy Scout leader and a Royal Rangers leader, but most importantly he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
     He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Clark of Gallipolis; two daughters, Kathi (Chuck) Leach and Billie Jo (Wade) Little, both of Gallipolis; one son, Keith (Leesa) Clark of Gallipolis; one brother, John Clark, Palm Springs, Calif.; three sisters, Neva Gilmer of Redlands, Calif., Reva Kinsey of Riverside, Calif., and Mollie Walsh of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren -granddaughters, Rachel Little, Becky Little-Clarke and Alexis Clark and grandsons, Tim Little, Chad Leach, Matt Little, Jason Leach, Jared Leach and Darren Clark; six great grandchildren, Libby Leach, Sydney Little, Dayja' Leach, Jacob Jeach, Colton Leach and Reece Little. He was preceeded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Steffsen and Leona Spires; brothers, Charles Clark, James Clark, Levi Clark, Ray Clark and Clarence Smith.
     Family and friends may join in the celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Pastor Larry Fisher and Pastor Larry Lemley officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to be sent to Holzer Hospice or River of Life United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Liz Rumley, 303 Blazer Rd., Gallipolis OH 45631.
     Please visit to send email condolences.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday February 27, 2004
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech                                                                  Top of Page

Clark, Harry

Patriot Blacksmith Dies Saturday
Harry Clark, Native of Perry Township, Is Buried Monday At Salem
     Harry Clark, well known Patriot blacksmith and a native of Perry township, died Saturday noon at his home after a prolonged invalid condition. He would have been 72 years old on Sunday, March 10.
Mr. Clark was a son of George S. and Sarah Donalds Clark, and was known among his intimates as "Tobe." He was a kindly man, considerable of an inventive genius, and had many warm friends.
     Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Effie Perdue Clark, a son, Hollis, two brothers, John and Peter Clark, and two sisters, Mrs. Ettie Bostic of Gage and Miss Martha Clark of Cora.
     Rev. W. H. Kiser conducted the funeral services at Salem Monday afternoon, with burial there.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth March 10, 1863; date of death March 9, 1935.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1935, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Clark file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders

Clark, Hollis Wilbur

     MIDDLEPORT - Hollis W. Clark, 75, died Friday afternoon at his Middleport Route 1 home. Mr. Clark was born Sept. 15, 1905 in Gallia County, a son of the late Herbert and Lillian Harding Clark.  He was a retired coal miner.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Marie Little Clark in 1975; two sons, Richard and Clarence, and a sister.
     Surviving are four sons, Delmar D. and Paul E. of Cheshire; Elmer G., Orville, and Dana R., Route 1, Middleport; five daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Harold Duke, Columbus; Mary and Kenneth Madden, Route 1, Middleport; Linda and Robert Smith, Baker, Fla.; Martha and James R. Reeves, Bidwell, and Barbara and Frank Ryan, Brady Lake; a brother, Thomas, and two sisters, Edith and Jessie.  Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home with the Rev. O.H. Cart officiating.  Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
Sunday, April 5, 1981
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Clark, Homer C. (Homer Clyde Clark)

    Homer C. Clark, Riverside Hospital, Friday, age 76, residence 55 E. Henderson Road, Bethal (?), district manager, southern division Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co., Member, North Broadway Methodist Church, Columbus, Rotary Club, Columbus Lodge of Masons No. 30, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Zanesville Rod and Gun Club, Quarter Centrury member of CSOE. Survived by wife, Martha; 2 sons, Dr. Thomas E. Clark, 6165 McVay(?) Blvd., Carl S. Clark, 386 Arden Rd.; 7 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Curt, Harry and Joseph; 3 sisters, Mrs. Garnet Gilkey, Mrs. Ethel Bolin, Mrs. Marie VanGilder.
     Friends may call at the SHAW DAVIS and GLEN L. MYERS NORTH CHAPEL, 4341 N. High St., after 7 p.m. Saturday, where service and Scottish Rite will be held Monday 1 p.m. Interment, Walnut Grove Cemetery by Shaw Davis. Friends, if the wish, may contribute to the Heart Fund.

[Note – Homer died 11/22/1963 (same day as JFK) – Homer was born and raised in Cheshire - son of Wilber W. Clark & Mary Agnes Blackburn]

Columbus Dispatch
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Clark Died On Thursday
Native of Harrison Township Buried Sunday in Mound Hill Cemetery
     After only several days’ illness, Mr. Isaac Newton Clark, 58, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1931, in the Holzer hospital, where he had been taken for treatment. Mr. Clark resided in the home in Harrison township in which he was born, a son of the late Jacob S. and Rebecca J. Calhoun Clark. He had long been active in civic affairs, was Justice of the Peace, a long-time member of Mt. Carmel M. E. Church, clerk of the Harrison township board of education, and a member of the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Clark suffered from internal hemorrhages, and blood transfusions were given by his sons in an effort to save him, but without avail.
     Surviving are his wife, eight children, S. V. of Circleville, Buell, Elmer, Parker and Delmas of Gallipolis, Frances, Mary and Naomi Gail at home, three sisters, Mrs. Ella Walter and Mrs. Lillie Calhoun of Gallipolis and Mrs. Bertha Watts of Columbus, and three brothers, Dr. E. E. Clark of Oakley, Ill., Erastus of Oakland, Calif., and L Vinton Clark of Patriot.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 A. m. at Macedonia church by Rev. E. C. Venz, burial following in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: He was born 1873]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Clark, Iva Pearl

Mrs. Clark Died Wednesday P.M.
Funeral Is Set For 2 [o'clock] (slow time) At Rio Grande
     Mrs. Harrison Clark, of whose critical illness there has been frequent mention since she entered the Holzer Hospital about a week ago, died there at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. She had had an extended illness.
     For some time Mr. & Mrs. Clark had lived at the "Old Homestead" the former home of Harry A. Wood, this side of Rio Grande.
     Mrs. Clark's maiden name was Iva Pearl Green and her age was 56 years and 23 days. She was a daughter of Harrison and Selenna Ellis Green and was born and reared in Ohio Township.
     Surviving besides the husband are three children, Mrs. Nevin Wood of Gallia; Mrs. Hayward Sprague of Columbus and Calvin Clark of near Gallipolis. One son died in infancy 28 years ago. There are seven grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; Clarence, Miss Rilla Green and Mrs. Clyde Landthorn, Columbus; Lawrence Green, Kerr; Mrs. G.C. Gilmore, near Addison; Mrs. William Short, Akron and Mrs. Alvin Smeltzer, Lisbon, Ohio.
     The body will be taken to the home at 6 p.m. today after which friends may call. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. (slow time) at Rio Grande Baptist Church, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial in Calvary Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: stone ..1889-1945. Death Certificate born: Jan. 29, 1889; died Feb. 21, 1945.

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clark, James (Jack) Chester

Attack Is Fatal To Jack Clark

     James Chester (Jack) Clark 44 GSI attendant at Cottage P_ for the past year died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning June 6 1948 at Holzer Hospital. He succumbered to a heart attack within an hour after he arrived there by Claude Miller's ambulance from his home a 3 Mill Creek Street.
     Mr. Clark was born in Clay Twp. Oct 14 1904, He was a son of W. Curtis Clark, a merchant who died in 1938, and of Eva Carter Clark, now living in Columbus. He and Gladys Allmon were married here in 1926, The latter has also been employed at GSI. He was employed as a carpenter in the building of the Gallipolis lock and dam by Dravo and worked at the Marietta plant during the war years.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday at Providence Church in charge of Rev. Charles W. Lusher. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Lester Boggs, Floyd Rife, Leo Shaver, Ted Gilmore, Frank Day and Sheldon Wise will be the Pallbearers. Friends may call at Miller's Home for Funerals.
     Mr. Clark is survived by, besides his wife and mother, these daughters and sons: Mrs. Morris (Dorothy Jean) Kaple, Columbus; Richard Herman, Alice June, Frances Marie, George William, Josephine, Arthur Allmon, James Allen and Cynthia at home.The surviving brothers and sisters are: Virgil, Charles A., Mrs. Frank (Audra) Frwonfelter, Mrs. Amos (Louise) Pestalitz of Columbus; George and Carter Clark, Gallipolis. One grand daughter, Mrs. Kaple's baby.

[Note: From Stone 1904-1948]

Obit from Gallipolis Newspaper:
Submitted by Mary James and Theresa E. Smith                                                Top of Page

Clark, James Curtis

     Private funeral services will be held Thursday morning in the Darfus Funeral Home, Groveport, for James C. Clark, 76, whose death occurred Monday afternoon.
     The father of Dr. Charles F. Clark, 901 Sheridan Dr., Mr. Clark lived at 3750 Bixby Rd., Groveport. He was a retired agent of the Chespeake and Ohio Railroad and member of the Methodist Church.
     Clark’s survivors include his wife, Mary; daughters: Lois of the home, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Harmon, Canal Winchester, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Kessler, Groveport; son, Dr. Clark, 8 grandchildren; sisters: Mrs. Garnet Gilkey, Lancaster, Mrs. Ethel Bolin, Greensburg, O., Mrs. Marie VanGilder, Gallipolis; brothers: Joseph, Delaware, O. and Harry, Cheshire, O.
     Friends will be received at the Darfus Funeral Home this Wednesday evening from 7 to 9:30. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester.

[Note: James Curtis Clark was born 28 Jul 1888 in Cheshire son of Wilbur (aka William) Clark and Luda (aka Mary Agnes) Blackburn]

Lancaster Gazette
Dated about Monday, June 7, 1965
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, James Curtis

James C. Clark
     James C. Clark, age 76, 3750 Bixby Rd., died Monday, June 7, 1965. Retired C&O Railway agent. Member of Groveport Methodist Church.
     Survived by wife, Mary; daughters, Miss Lois of the resident; Mrs. Paul (Helen) Harman, Canal Winchester, Ohio; Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Kessler, Groveport, Ohio; son, Dr. Charles Clark, Lancaster, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Garnet Gilkey, Lancaster, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Bolen, Greensburg, Ohio; Mrs. Marie Vangilder [Van Gilder], Gallipolis, Ohio; brothers, Joseph, Delaware, Harry, Cheshire, Ohio.
     Friends may call at the Darfus Funeral Home, Groveport, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9:30, where Private service will be conducted Thursday morning. Rev. Richard Jamison and Rev. Selvy officiating. Interment, Union Grove.

Columbus Dispatch
Abt. June 7, 1965
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, James L.

James L. Clark
     James L. Clark, 100, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 at the Hill View Retirement Center in Portsmouth, where he lived since 1981.
     Born February 26, 1899, on a farm in Adams County, Ohio, he walked six miles to school in Seaman. At age 9, he (along with eight brothers and sisters) was left an orphan, when both his parents died within weeks of each other. The nine siblings were "farmed out" to relatives.
     A patriot at heart, he left for Cincinnati to enlist in the Marine Corps just 11 days after the U. S. entered the World War in 1917. By the time he should have received his high school diploma, he was already in France with the American Expeditionary Forces, under General John I. Pershing. He was with the famous "Fighting Fourth" Brigade as they led the Allied Armies in decisive battles, culminating in the breakthrough at Belleau Wood, where historians declare "the tide was turned" in World War I.
     On June 6, 1918, his unit surrounded, he was dispatched back to headquarters with an SOS. Gravely wounded, he crawled over two kilometers through enemy territory to deliver the message for help. For gallantry in action and bravery under fire, despite severe wounds suffered in battle, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart. The commander of the French Armies decorated him with the "Croix de Guerre" for his courageous exploits, and when he returned to his home state of Ohio, then-Governor Harry C. Davis made him a Brevet Captain in the Ohio National Guard for his bold acts of heroism.
     He worked his through Ohio State University, earning a degree in agriculture. While at OSU, he helped found the "Zero Hour Club" for disable World War I veterans---to promise patriotism and loyalty to their Country. In his senior year, he was selected to lay the wreath at the dedication of Ohio Stadium in 1922.. This past January, the French Republic names him Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by France on foreign nationals.
     He served public education in Medina, Morrow and Jackson counties, ending his 26 -year career as executive head of Rio Grande School in Gallia County. He went on to a second career as an examiner for Auditor of State Jim Rhodes, auditing public accounts for another 15 years.
     Active in the Methodist Church, he helped found Camp Francis Asbury in Gallia County. He was a Life Member of the American Legion and long-time member of the Masonic orders.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Wilcox Clark. Surviving are a daughter, Anne Clark (John) Foltz of Columbus, a grandson, Dr. John Charles (Barbara) Foltz, great-grandsons, John and James of Moscow, Idaho; a granddaughter, Dr. Mary Beth (Brad) Arensberg, and a great-grandson, Mark of Columbus.
     Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999 in the Hill View Retirement Center, 1610-28th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, 45662, with Dr. Robert Mussman officiating. Interment will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Arrangements are by the F. C. Daihler Mortuary Company, 915-Ninth Street, Portsmouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallia County 4-H Endowment Fund, in care of Jim Dailey, Ohio Valley Bank, Box 240, Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                         Top of Page

Clark, James S.

Probate Judge James S. Clark
Able Public Servant Passes In 74th Year After Long Illness
Elected Auditor Twice and Seven Times as Probate Judge
--Judge White Assumes New Duties for Time Being.
     About 1 o'clock this morning death ended the remarkable career of Judge James Stephen Clark at his home, 345 Fourth Ave. He had been unconscious for a couple of days, but his illness had been hopeless for several months, at least.
     Judge Clark held office in this county longer than anyone else known to the present generation. He knew more people in the county, knew more about the people of the county and had more warm friends among them probably than anyone else ever had.

Loved to Serve
     His death has taken from them wise counsellor, a capable and hard working official -- one who in years ahead will become a legendary figure. He possessed an amazing capacity for hard and exacting work together with a willingness and an eagerness to be of service to all who came to his office or home to seek advice or favors. Judge Clark had a remarkable career in business before he started on a more remarkable political and official career.
     He was 73 years old last March, having been born in Clay Township in 1869. He was a son of Amos and Frances Riggs Clark prominent and outstanding in the closing decades of the last century. James S. finished his education at the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio and Eastman Business College in New York. Associated with widely known firm of Graham, Clark and Riggs (made up of his kinfolk) he engaged in the produce business and operated flatboats between this sector and New Orleans. Later he was in the cold storage business in Milwaukee.
     On June 2, 1897, he and Ethel McDaniel of the same community were united in marriage. Eleven years later James S. Clark, then a vigorous and aggressive man but not extensively acquainted in his native county, was nominated and elected County Auditor. He served two terms and in 1916 he was elected probate judge and entered upon his duties the following Feb. 9. Each quadrennium thereafter he was reelected, meeting opposition at first but finally winning the characterization of being "invincible".

Rites on Tuesday
     Funeral services for Judge J.S. Clark will be held at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Rev. J.L. Stephenson will officiate, as decedent's pastor, Rev. W. Scott Westerman, is in Michigan. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may view the features there after 2 o'clock Sunday p.m.
     Thursday, a prominent Columbus lawyer here on business, said "Judge Clark is undoubtedly one of the ablest probate judges in Ohio, even if he is not a lawyer." And it is no secret that many southern Ohio probate judges consulted him frequently about legal and official problems.
     Working side by side with him during his official career has been Mrs. Clark, who has demonstrated a capacity for public service and for making friends comparable to his.
     Illness at last overtaking him, Judge Clark left his office last November (missing section) surgical skill could do to cure or greatly relieve him. He suffered much and had become extremely emaciated. Three nurses had helped to care for him during the latter part of his invalidism.
     Judge Clark is survived by, besides his devoted wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank E. Wetherholt; two grandchildren, Frank Clark Wetherholt and Judy Weatherholt and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ewing, all of Gallipolis.
     Judge Clark was a member of the Methodist Church and he was a Shriner, Knight Templar, 32nd Degree Mason, an Elk and Eastern Star.
     Judge Clark was a man of diversified interests. Persons active in local politcs recognized him as one of the shrewdest and most resourceful the county has known.

[Note: Stone 1869-1942. Death Certificate born March 8, 1869, died Aug 1, 1942; 73 years, 3 months and 5 days of age.]

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

Clark, James Sylvester

James Clark Dead
     James Sylvester Clark, son of Samuel and Martha Clark of Walnut Township, died at his home at Huntington, W. Va., on Wednesday, December 25, 1918, aged 54 years. The funeral was conducted at the Fairview church on Saturday, December 28, by Rev. J. W. McConnell, under the auspices of the Waterloo Lodge of Odd Fellows. Interment was by undertaker A. E. Tope.
     Mr. Clark is survived by his widow Mrs. Liva (Myers) Clark and six children; two half-sisters, Mrs. Edith Blazer of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Laura Keller, of Coalgrove. His mother died when he was an infant and he was raised by Mr. and Mrs. John Allbright, both of whom long since died.
     In his adopted home he had the advantage of a common school education, which he made use of and became one of the leading teachers, following this profession for 30 years. In the fall of 1917 he moved to Huntington, where he was employed in the C. & O. shops.
     He was a member of Fairview Christian Church and was a prominent member of the Waterloo Lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a good citizen and his death will be regretted by his many friends.

Gallia Times
About December 25, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, Jeptha

     At the residence of his son-in-law in Huntington Tp., Gallia Co., Ohio, Mr. Jeptha Clark, aged 81 yrs., less 18 days. He was born in Giles Co., Virginia, September 28th, 1806; married Miss Polly Null, July 22d, 1832, and united with the Christian church at Fairview, Walnut Tp., this Co., in 1854.
     Seven children blessed their union, four boys and three girls; two with his beloved wife have preceded him to the better land. Father Clark lived a consistent Christian until death, which came to him as a messenger of rest, September 9th. Notwithstanding his age, he retained his youthful spirit. In sickness he did not murmur nor complain, but bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. Well can it be said, he was a Christian, a good husband, father and neighbor.
     Funeral services by the writer, Sept. 11th, at the Mt. Tabor Church. G.L.L.

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

Clark, John H.

Dr. J. H. Clark Passes At Oak Hill This Morn
Burial Will Be At Clark’s Chapel, Close To His Birthplace, Sunday p.m.
     Dr. John H. Clark, whose illness had been a matter of concern to many friends in Gallia and Jackson counties for months, died at 1:30 this morning at his home near Oak Hill. He was a native of Morgan tp. and before moving to Oak Hill practiced medicine at Vinton for a number of years.
     Funeral services will be held at 12:30 Sunday at the residence, in charge of Rev. Mr. Moore and Rev. Mr. Huntington, both of Oak Hill. Then the body will be brought to Clarks Chapel in Morgan where there will be further services at about 2:30 and burial will be made there by Funeral Director H. K. Butler.
Sister Lives Here
     Dr. Clark was born in a stone’s throw of Clark Chapel and was a son of William and Tena Clark. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Macoteaux of Troy; one son, Turley, principal of the Oak Hill school; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Grimes of this city and Mrs. Eva George of near Porter; one brother, A. V. Clark of Washington C. H.; two step-children, Henry McDonald of Oak Hill and Mrs. Owney Wilson of Jackson, and 10 grandchildren. Guy Clark of this city was a nephew of Dr. Clark and Mrs. E. D. Keeler was a relative.
     Dr. Clark was a successful physician and had served his adopted county as health commissioner for a number of years.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, January 3, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clark, John J.

J. J. Clark, 84, Succumbs
     John J Clark, 84, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday [?1961] in the Johnson rest home, 1124 First Ave. He had been a resident of Gallipolis for 10 years, and previously had resided at Chambersburg, where he made his home with a sister, the late Mrs. Della Bodimer. He engaged in farming and never married.
     Mr. Clark was born in Harrison twp., July 23 1887, son of the late Lewis Davis and Marie Neal Clark. His only survivors are nieces (and nephews) and they include Lewis and Charles Bodimer of Eureka, Byron Bodimer of Confluence, Pa., Mrs. L. Claude Miller of Gallipolis, Noah T. Clark and Mrs. Homer Small both of Bladen.
     The hour and day of service will be announced later due weather conditions. Services will be held at Miller’s Funeral Home for funeral and burial will be in Clay Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Clark was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

[Note: [He gave his birth date as July 23, 1881 on his WWII draft registration card and age as 60 which agrees with ages on census records]

Scrapbook clipping 1961
Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Mary James and Nancy MacMillan

Clark, John N.

Bar Meeting
The State of Ohio, Gallia County, § Court of Common Pleas, March Term, 1864
     At a special meeting of the Bar held at the Court House, during the recess of the Court, Lemuel Perry, Esq., was called to the chair, and S. A. Nash, Esq., appointed Secretary. The death of John N. Clark, Esq., late member of the Bar, and one of the attornies of this court, since the last term thereof, was announced, whereupon a committee of three consisting of Messrs. Anselm T. Holcomb, David B. Hebard, and Chas. J. Menager, was appointed, to prepare and present, suitable testimonials of respect for the memory of the deceased, who reported the following:

Whereas we have received with regret, the sad intelligence of the death of John N. Clark, Esq., of Patriot, in this county, a member of the Bar and one of the Attornies of this Court, Therefore,
Resolved, That as a testimonial of respect for him as a member of the legal profession, a faithful public officer, an upright man and good citizen, we tender to his family and relations, our sympathies in their sad bereavement.
Resolved, That the Court of Common Pleas, now in session, be requested to place a copy of these proceedings upon its journal.
Resolved, That the publishers of newspapers in this County, be requested to publish these proceedings in their respective papers, and furnish the family of the deceased with a copy containing the same.

S. A. Nash, Sect'y. L. Perry, Chairman.
The State of Ohio, Gallia County, §
I, Joseph Hunt, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, within and for said county, hereby certify that the foregoing is truly taken and copied from the Journal of said Court at the March Term thereof A. D. 1864. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand, and affix the seal of said Court, at the Clerk's office in Gallipolis in said County, this 19th day of March 1864.
     Joseph Hunt, Clerk

The Gallipolis Journal
March 31, 1864
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Clark, Joseph William

Evans Salesman, Joe Clark, Dies
     Joseph William Clark, Sr., 44, a resident of Rt. 2 Gallipolis, near Rodney died at 1 a.m. today in Holzer hospital.  He had been seriously ill for about a year and had been hospitalized for four days. Mr. Clark had been a salesman for the Evans Packing Co. for 16 years.  He was taken ill Monday while at work. Prior to going with the packing company he taught vocational agriculture at Rio Grande High school. He had served as a Second Lt. of Field Artillery in World War II and returned to Rio Grande High after the war. He later was vocational agriculture instructor at Gallia Academy High school for three years.
     He was born in Gallipolis on July 11, 1917, the son of the late Guy Clark, and Sabra Craft Clark, who survives, and is a resident of 457 Second Ave. Two sisters who survive are Mrs. Max (Betty) Irion of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Joe E. (Beverly) Clark of Gallipolis. His marriage to the former Betty Hamrick, who is a teacher at Gallia Academy, took place on Aug. 5, 1943 at Fort Sill, Okla.  Three children who survive are Joseph W. Clark II, 17, a senior at Gallia Academy and a twin son and daughter, Charles David and Catherine Marie.
     Mr. Clark graduated from Gallia Academy in 1935 and received his degree from Ohio State University in 1940.  He had been active in many circles. At the time of his death he was a member of the Gallia County Local Draft board, and its past chairman. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Gallia County Junior Fair and served several years as general chairman and program chairman. He was a member and past president of the Raccoon Local Board of Education and resigned the presidency only last summer due to ill health. He had held every office in Simpson Chapel Methodist church at Rio Grande and taught its Sunday school classes.
He was a member of the Centerville lodge of Masons and took an active part in Republican politics. He had served as a campaign manager in the past two Congressional races.
     Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Simpson Chapel Methodist church at Rio Grande. Rev. Roy Wigal will officiate. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The body will be taken to the church and lie in state for one hour prior to the service.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, February 23, 1962
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Clark, Kate [Jackson] 

     Kate Clark, wife of Fred Clark and daughter of Flora Jackson, above mentioned, was at work in the field with her husband, last Friday afternoon, when complaining of feeling ill, went into the house and died in about 10 minutes.

[Note: died May 29, 1885]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 2, 1885
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Clark, Leonidas

    Leonidas Clark, formerly of Gallia county, died Friday morning at 10:15 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Boice, on Gravel Hill. He had been in poor health for some time and on account of his advanced years his death was not unexpected. He was in his seventy-eighth year and leaves besides the daughter two sons William Clark, of Athens, and Herbert Clark, of Cheshire. He was a good christian man and was patient during his illness and resigned to his fate. The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the Cheshire Baptist church, being conducted by Rev. F. E. Powell and the interment was made in the Gravel Hill cemetery at that place.

[Note – Leonidas died 4/5/1912 – son of Joseph Clark & Rachel Watkins & husband of Maria Smith]

Meigs Co. Republican
Probably 4/8/1912 (Monday)
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, Lottie

Mrs. C. O. Clark Is Dead at Rio Grande
Wife of Widely Known College Professor Succumbs After Long Illness
     Mrs. Clarence C. Clark, whose illness the past nine months was watched with grave concern by her famly and friends, passed away about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in Rio Grande.
     Mrs. Clark, who was sixty four years old, as Lottie Bing was born and reared in Gallia county where her family was prominent. Up to the time of her illness, Mrs. Clark was interested and active in church and college circles at Rio Grande.
     Surviving relatives are the husband and one daughter, Miss Corinne Clark, at home, and the following brothers and sisters; Harry Bing and Mrs. Anne Gee, of Columbus, Deane Bing, of California, Ed Bing, of Cheshire, and Mrs. Art Carl, of this city.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Calvary Baptist church at Rio Grande. Interment will be in the cemetery there.

[Note: Death Certificate reads B.1866 - D.19 June 1930, age 64Y 1M 31D]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 20, 1930
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Clark, Lucinda M. [Irwin]

     The remains of Mrs. Wm. Clark of Middleport, sister of the late Jas. F. Irwin, whose death was mentioned in Saturday’s issue, were brought to Porter, her old home, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Dillon at the M. E. Church at Porter Monday noon.
     Undertaker Wetherholt, a nephew of her husband, conducted the burial at the Clark graveyard. Squire Irwin of Springfield, was a brother and Mrs. Kate Ridgeway is a sister.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, January 28, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clark, Luticia

     Mrs. Luticia Caldwell of Crown City, R.D. 1, is in receipt of a letter from her brother, C. V. Clark of Mountain View, Okla., giving details of the death of his wife of catarrhal fever.
     Mrs. Clark was not ill but a short time and her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. She was a member of the Methodist Church and lived consistently with its teachings.
     Mr. Clark writes that his health is good and he and one son Ray are living at their old home. Another son Clarence is in the U. S. Navy.

Gallipolis paper
No date
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Clark, Mabel M.

     Mabel Mae Clark, 86, Patriot, died Sunday, March 14, 1993, at Holzer Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1906 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Tracy and Dellie (Mahan) Houser. She was a homemaker.
     Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Herman (Alice) Gothard and Mrs. Handley (Bernice) Gardner, both of Gallipolis, Mrs. Buhl (Gladys) Mooney of Patriot, and Mrs. Earl (Doris) Guimm of Columbus; three sons, Arthur Clark of Pedro, David Clark of Columbus, and Randall Clark of Dayton; 27 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Sanford Clark, who she married Feb. 11, 1921 in Catlettsburg, Ky., on Dec. 13, 1981; one son, Donald Eugene Clark; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Ethel) Thivener; one brother; one sister; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
     Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Finnicum officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 15, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Mary Ann [Howell]

     Mrs. Clark, wife of Commissioner of W. H. Clark, of Harrison township, died suddenly last Thursday morning. Her maiden name was Howell and she was a sister of John, Henry and David Howell.

[Note: 12/28/1831 - 2/13/1890; Age 58 yrs. 1 mo. 15 das. She was married to William Howard Clark and is buried in Dickey Chapel Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, February 19, 1890
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Mary Agnes [Mary Agnes Blackburn CLARK -AKA Luda Blackburn CLARK. She was known in later years as Mary Agnes.]

     Mrs. Mary Agnes Clark, one of Cheshire’s oldest residents and church workers, died about noon Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Ralston. She was 86 and the widow of William Clark, railway section foreman, who died in 1928.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Cheshire Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with Rev. J. V. Speer in charge. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery by Rawlings and Coats of Middleport. The body will be brought from Middleport to the church at 1 p. m.
     Mrs. Clark was a native and life-long resident of the Cheshire community and was a daughter of Squire William Blackburn.
     She has spent most of the summers since her husband’s death, alone in her own home. Because of failing health, she went to the home of her son-in-law, William Van Gilder, Gallipolis Dam lockmaster in the fall. A month ago she was taken to the Ralston home, where Mrs. Ralston, a nurse, cared for her.
     Mrs. Clark is survived by eight children, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Marie Van Gilder; H. C. Clark, general manager of the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co., and Fred Clark, both of Columbus; Harry Clark, Cheshire; Curtis Clark, C & O station agent at Lancaster, who has been seriously ill for several weeks; Mrs. J. W. Gilkey, also of Lancaster: Joe E. Clark, Delaware, and Mrs. E. R. Bolin, Akron.
     Decedent was long a member of the Eastern Star and highly esteemed by the people of her community.

[Note - Mary Agnes died 1/4/1948 – Husband’s actual name was Wilber W. but he often went by name of William. Although obituary says she was daughter of Squire William Blackburn, her death certificate and other documents show she was the daughter of Jacob Blackburn & Elizabeth A. McMillon.]

Undated newspaper article
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, Mary Ellen

Aged Thurman Woman Passes Thursday Noon
Mrs. Thomas Clark, Who With Her Husband Observed 60th Wedding Anniversary Last June, Is Dead
     Death called at about noon Thursday in Thurman for Mrs. Thomas Clark and thus broke a most delightful and serene companionship of more than sixty years between her and her husband. She had been ill about 10 days. She was 86 years old in September. She and Mr. Clark celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 27, last year.

Daughter of A. Waddell
     Her maiden name was Mary Ann Waddell, familiarly known as "Mazsie" and she was the daughter of Alexander M. and Hannah Buck Waddell of Thurman. It was at the home of her parents that she and Thomas Jesse Clark, son of John N and Philena Lewis Clark, of Patriot, were married June 27, 1872.
     They became the parents of seven children, two of whom are gone, Lulu, a well known school teacher who died last year and the youngest boy, who died in infancy. Waldo married Miss Lettie Rice and they live at Jackson, Ohio; Helen became the wife of James B. Walker and they with their son, Clyde Birchard, the only grandchild, reside at Thurman, Ohio; Hannah, Clyde and Mabel are at home.
     The family home, "The Pines" is located less than one half mile north of the place where the Waddell residence stood and was established by Mr. and Mrs. Clark fifty-three years ago.
     Mr. Clark is 89 years old this month. He was a soldier in the Civil War. For seven years prior to her marriage she was a teacher in the public schools of Gallia and Jackson Counties. Both were esteemed and honored by all who knew them for their upright and useful lives.
     John Thomas Jackson will have charge of the funeral, which will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home.

[Note: Born: Sept. 6, 1846; died March 9, 1933; 86 years, 6 months and 3 days of age. Cause of Death: Cancer Buried at New Zion Cemetery in Jackson County.]

Scrapbook Collection - Unknown Publication
March 1933
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clark, Mary M. (Mary Ann Mauck CLARK)

    Mary M. Clark, age 99. Formerly of Circle Dr., Pickerington. Widow of James Curtis Clark, 1965. Member Gahanna Community Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Kessler, Canal Winchester, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Harman, Pickerington; son, Dr. Charles Clark, Lancaster, 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Virginia Kessler.
     Friends may call at the MYERS FUNERAL HOME, Groveport, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where service will be conducted Friday, 1:30 p.m. Rev. Richard Kuhn and Rev. John W. Selvey officiating. Interment, Union Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Rose School or the charity of your choice.

[Note – Mary was born and raised in Cheshire - daughter of Isaac Noah Mauck & Annie Sherwood Good]

Columbus Dispatch
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, Mary M. [Grover]

Death of Mrs. J. W. Clark

     Mrs. Mary M. Grover, wife of J. Warren Clark, of this city, and daughter of Mr. Wm. H. Grover, of Kyger, Cheshire township, died last Sunday evening, April 7th, 1889, after a severe illness of five weeks with typhoid malaria, but after declining health of about one year. She leaves a husband and one son, Brandon G., sixteen years old, to mourn their great loss. Her father, also, survives her. She was a member of the New, or Swedenborgian Church, and Rev. Daniels, of Middleport, and of that denomination, conducts her funeral services at her late residence on Pine street, at 11 a.m., today, her burial following at the old family burying ground at Kyger.
     Mrs. Clark was an eminently sweet tempered and good dispositioned woman, who endeared herself to all who knew her, and through her long suffering had the kindest intentions of a large circle of friends, for which Mr. Clark and son return their heartfelt thanks.

    “It easeth some, tho’ none it ever cured,
      To think their sorrows others have endured.”

Gallipolis Journal
April 10, 1889
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           

Clark, Mary M. [Grover]

     CLARK - Mary G., wife of J. W. Clark was born May 27, 1846, and died April 7, 1889. Though the grave may hide from our sight the dearest friends of our hearts, it has no power to destroy our loving memories and social attachments. Love photographs our departed friends upon the heart. Heaven grows more attractive as those we love depart. Their death heightens our interest in the upper world. I feel assured that Mary has entered into rest; that she lives in her Father’s house. She suffered much—without a murmur, patient and cheerful to the end. When death came she was ready, and said to her weeping friends, “I am going upward, upward.” She leaves a husband, one child, an aged father, two sisters, three brothers and many friends to mourn their loss.
     A Friend.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, May 7, 1889
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                   Top of Page

Clarke, Mayme V. [Clark]

Take Remains To Bidwell
Body of Mrs. Dr. J. W. Clarke Will Be Buried Tuesday
     The remains of Mrs. Mayme V. Clarke, wife of Dr. J. W. Clarke, head physician of the Ohio Penitentiary were taken to Bidwell, O., the old home of Dr. Clarke, Monday. They were accompanied by Dr. Clarke, his daughter, Eva, and two sons, John and Tony, besides a sister of the deceased, Mrs. Ella Heasley of Chillicothe.
     The funeral will be held from Clarke Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and a number of officials from the penitentiary will attend. --- Columbus News. [Died Oct. 30, 1909]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune [Note: Additional obit below was found written in
Wednesday, November 3, 1909 Parkersburg Semi-Weekly Sentinel].
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Mamie

Sudden Death of Mrs. J. W. Clark

     David Oliver, of Belpre, about 11 o’clock Saturday, received a message announcing the critical illness of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Clark, of Columbus, and together with his daughter, Mrs. P. H. Glancy, of this city, left for that place on train No. 3, over the B. & O. S. W., which leaves here at 12:40, hoping to arrive in Columbus in time to see her alive, but when they arrived there, they were shocked to learn that Mrs. Clark had died at 5 o’clock, some little time before their arrival. They returned home Sunday afternoon to make arrangements to attend the funeral at Bidwell, Ohio, which will be held at that place at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, which is the old home of Dr. Clark, husband of the deceased. The news of the death of Mrs. Clark when it was received in Belpre and this city was a distinct shock to her many friends, to whom she was familiarly known as Miss Mamie Oliver prior to her marriage eight years ago.
     The deceased is survived by her husband, who is chief physician of the Ohio Penitentiary under appointment by Governor Harmon, and three children, one daughter and two sons. Prior to moving to Columbus six months ago, they resided at Oak Hill. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Oliver, of Belpre, and seven sisters, Mrs. McCaulsky (McCualsky), and Miss Laura Oliver, of Belpre; Mrs. P. H. Glancy, of this city; Mrs. John Davidson, of Philadelphia, Mrs. William McCrory, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. William Heasley, of Chillicothe, and Mrs. P. G. Smith, of Smithville.
     The deceased was thirty-seven years old, and her death was due to heart disease, with other complications, and she had been ill only a few days.

Contributed by: Louis Ruf
Parkersburg Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, November 5, 1909
Parkersburg, WV
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Mary M. [Jones]

Death of Mrs. Clark
     Mrs. Mary M. Clark, living at No. 129, 4th avenue, died this Friday morning, January 22, 1904. The funeral services will be conducted at her late residence Sunday at one o’clock by Rev. W. H. Miller, of Grace M. E. Church, the interment following at the Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt. Mrs. Clark’s maiden name was Jones. She was born in Mason County, W. Va., and came here with her husband, Mr. John Clark and family in1858. He was a gardener by occupation and was employed for a long time by Mr. Steenbergen over the river. He enlisted in Capt. C. C. Aleshire’s battery and died in a hospital at Lexington, Ky., in 1863.
     Mrs. Clark was left with the family to care for, but she and the boys were workers and they got along well. Mrs. Clark would have been 84 the thirtieth of next March. She was a member of the Methodist Church for forty years and was a religious, good woman, kind and devoted wife, mother and neighbor, and was well liked by every one. She was a healthy robust woman and hardly ever ill. She retired to bed last night in her usual health.
     She slept with her daughter Miss Ann. About 1 o’clock Miss Ann was awakened by her mother gasping, and tried to arouse her, but could not and before the rest of the family could come to her, she had passed away, without a struggle lying on her left side. Her heart had simply ceased beating.
     She left of her family to mourn a dear and affectionate mother, Miss Ann, Mrs. P. B. Pritchett, and Messrs. Roman Clark, Geo. W., John W., and Mrs. Susan Rutherman of Hidaigo, Ill. She also leaves a brother, Mr. Thomas Jones on a farm on Sixteen, Mason County. A telegram from Mrs. Rutherman states that it will be impossible for her to get here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday evening, January 22, 1904
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Merch

    Merch Irwin Clark, 91, a resident of 64 Pine St., Gallipolis, died in Holzer Medical Center around 2 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Clark was the son of the late William Henry and Lelia Belle Kennedy Clark. He was born Oct. 11, 1883 in Morgan Twp. He was one of five children and the last of his immediate family. Mr. Clark attended school at Clark Chapel near Porter. He married Sara Hoffman of Meigs County on July 13, 1907. One daughter survives, Mrs. Robert (Lyvonia) Bunce, Gallipolis; one grandson, Prof. William Robert Bunce, Cincinnati, survives.
     Mr. Clark left farming in 1940 and worked as a carpenter in construction at the TNT plant and Marietta manufacturing above Pt. Pleasant. He also worked for the railroad. He was a member of Bulaville Grange and Grace United Methodist Church. He loved to hunt.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Paul W. Hawks and Rev. Art Lund, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call a Mr. Clark’s home on Pine Street Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 2, 1975                                                                                    Top of Page

Clark, Minnie Alice [Denney]

     Minnie Alice Clark, 78, a resident of Pinecrest Nursing Center and a former resident of Bladen, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. She had been hospitalized the past three weeks. She was born Oct. 7, 1900, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Kemper Denny. One sister, Mrs. Maude Lewis, Toledo, survives.
     She married Bill (Buck) Clark on Feb. 18, 1918, following his return from the service after World War I. They spent all their married life in the Bladen community. He preceded her in death in 1976. Three children survive: Mrs. Garnet Green, Buckeye Lake, Ohio; Mrs. Billie Tanner, Thornville, Ohio and Mrs. Eva Halley, Proctorville. Seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren survive.
     She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church most of her life and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis. She was also a member of the Mt. Zion Ladies Aid Society. Funeral services will be announced by Miller’s Home for Funerals.

[Note: According to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, she died January 2, 1979]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 3, 1979
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Clark, Nancy

     Mrs. Daniel Clark's death, briefly mentioned yesterday, brought sorrow to many friends. She was 63 years of age and a nice lady. Her funeral occurred at Porter today at 10 a.m.. Rev. J.F. (surname missing) conducting the religious exercises and Undertaker Wetherholt the interment.
     The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons and four daughters, as follows: Mrs. Lib Wines, Knoxville, TN; Mrs. Callie Wines of Des Moines, Iowa; Miss Lottie Clark, at home; Mrs. Debby Shaver of Porter; William Clark of Knoxville and Frank at home. Besides these there are numerous other relatives, all of whom part with her regretfully.

[Note: Burial: Clark Chapel Cemetery in Morgan Township]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday evening, March 9, 1900
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clark, Nettie Lindle

Mrs. Clark Dead
     Mrs. Nettie Lindle Clark died at her home at Oakley, Ill., Saturday, Aug. 7, aged 36 years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindle, who live here, but who are now both deceased. She was united in marriage to Erastus E. Clark of Hilton, who, with six children survive her. She also left a sister, Mrs. Al Wetherholt, of Chambersburg and Joe Lindle of this city. The family made their home at Hilton until two years ago, when they moved to Illinois. The body was brought here Tuesday and taken to the home of Mrs. Ella Mitchell at Hiltoln.
     The funeral was conducted at Macedonia Church, Wednesday, by Rev. W. E. Ewing of the Christian Church, burial following at the same place by Meyer & Son. The husband and motherless children have the sympathy of all.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Aug 12, 1910
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Clark, Nicey

     Mrs. Nicey Clark died at her home on Lower Second Avenue in this city Friday morning, April 12, 1912, aged 71 years. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. F. M. Evans of Grace M. E. Church on Sunday, interment following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Undertaker Hayward. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband Sylvester Clark and Charles Clark of Columbus and daughter Mrs. Callie Safford of Huntington. She was a fine old lady and will be sadly missed and sincerely mourned by a wide circle of acquaintances.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 18, 1912
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Clark, Noah S.

Liffe's Work is Ended Suddenly
Memorial Tribute to a Good Citizen, Friend and Neighbor

Noah S. Clark
     The following obituary was read at the funeral services of the late Noah S. Clark at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Monday, October 28, 1929.
     Saturday morning, Oct. 26th, when the sad news was passed from neighbor to neighbor that Noah Sylvester Clark had passed away, so great was the shock that it was thought by many to be a mistake. He had been ill but a short time and his recovery seemed certain to everyone. But a visit to the bereaved home verified the message.
     Mr. Clark was the son of the late Lewis D. and Maria (Neal) Clark. He was born in Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, April 2, 1863, being at the time of his death 66 years, 6 months and 24 days of age.
     In early manhood he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Gothard, who with one son, Clarence Donovan, preceded him beyond several years ago.
     Two daughters, Mrs. Eva Small, Bladen, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie F. Dewitt, Eureka, Ohio; two sons, Lawrence Davis of Columbus, Ohio and Noah Thurman, Bladen, Ohio, together with seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Archer, Irwin, Ohio; Mrs. Della F. Bodimer, Eureka, Ohio; two brothers, John of Eureka and Mr. Lieu D. Clark of Springfield, Ohio and his wife, Mrs. Lena Grove Clark to whom he was married April 2, 1905, are left to mourn the loss of a kind father, grandfather, brother and companion.
     Mr. Clark was a member of the Swan Creek M.E. Church for a number of years, a Charter member of Council No. 142 Junior Order United American Mechanics of Bladen, also a member of Council 114 Daughters of America of Gallipolis, Ohio.
     Noah, as he was known by his innumerable friends, relatives and neighbors, both old and young, has for the past thirty-nine years operated a freight and passenger route from Swan Creek to Gallipolis and during the past several years he has carried the United States Mail.
     His first mode of travel was a hack drawn by mules, after the more modern mode of travel was established he operated a motor truck, known to everyone as "Noah's Ark". The day was never too cold or stormy for him to postpone his trip or the commodity too small for him to purchase. During this period of his life on the road he missed but two days due to illness.
     As time went on, the public demanded a more efficient mode of travel, he immediately arose to this demand with the organization of the first passenger bus line from Huntington to Gallipolis and later to Parkersburg. In this enterprise he took great pride.
     His days of labor came to an end when God called him to lay all burdens aside. No more to hear his familiar whistle and say "Here comes Noah". He has gone to meet Him who giveth the Eternal Life in those who believe upon His name.

Gallipolis Paper
Oct. 26, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                               Top of Page

Clark, Noah

Noah Clark Dies At Swan Creek Saturday
Well Known Figure Succumbs To Heart Attack After Brief Illness
     Noah S. Clark, 69, well known bus line operator of Swan Creek, died at his home there Saturday morning. Mr. Clark was stricken with a heart attack in Gallipolis last Monday and was taken to the Holzer Hospital, but was removed to his home Thursday when his condition was apparently improved.
     Mr. Clark was one of the most familiar personages in the county, having operated the well known "Noah's Ark" Transportation Line for many years. His business originated as a mail route for Swan Creek in the days when a hack and team of mules were means of transportation.
     Later Mr. Clark purchased a motor hack, which operated over this route daily. Mr. Clark also established the Gallipolis-Huntington bus line with a fine fleet of motor vehicles. This company was later taken over by the Blue and Gray Lines, after Mr. Clark had successfully operated it a number of years and had extended its operations to Pomeroy and up-river points.
     Funeral arrangements were not completed Saturday in time for publication. George J. Wetherholt and Sons are in charge of funeral arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Oct. 26, 1929

Funeral Monday For Late Noah S. Clark
     Funeral services for the late Noah Clark, who died Saturday of a heart attack at his home at Swan Creek were held Monday afternoon at Mt. Zion Church by Rev. Wald Radford. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in charge of George Wetherholt and Sons.
     Mr. Clark is survived by his wife and four children, William and Lawrence and Mrs. Jennie DeWitt and Mrs. Homer Small and the following brothers and sisters, Miss Lucy Clark, John J Clark, Mrs. Della Bodimer and Mrs. Effie Archer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Oct. 28, 1929
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clark, Nora A. [Day]

Gallia Native Died Friday in Huntington

     Last rites for Mrs. Nora A. Clark, 85, a native of Gallia county, who died in a Huntington nursing home Friday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church below Bladen. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Clark was born in Gallia county on April 30, 1876, the daughter of the late John and Sarah Barker Day. She was the widow of Robert M. Clark.
     She is survived by two sons, Weldon R. Clark, with whom she made her home, and John H. Clark of Huntington. There are four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A brother, John R. Day, of Columbus, survives. She was one of the oldest members of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, and served the junior department of the church for about 30 years.

[Note: Born: April 30, 1876; Died: 1952]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Clark, Omacindia Jane

     Died, in Gallipolis, on Wednesday, 23d inst., Omacindia Jane, daughter of John and Mary Clark, aged 7 years, 4 months, 4 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
July 31, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Clark, Philona

     Died, in Perry township, on the 9th inst., Miss Philona Clark, aged 15 years, daughter of the late John N. Clark, Esq.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 18, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Clark, Raymond

Raymond Clark Dies; Was World War I Vet
     Raymond Clark, 58, a veteran of World War I died at the Veterans hospital in Huntington, Thursday morning. He was a resident of the Cheshire community and had been taken to the hospital on Jan. 4. His death was due to silicosis which he contracted as a miner. He had come to Kyger in 1942 from his native Tennessee and purchasing a mine in that vicinity.
     Mr. Clark was born on June 18, 1896 at Brightsville, Tenn., the son of Charles and Anna Sibert Clark. His wife was the former America Johnson, of Lee county, Ky., and they were married in Cincinnati.
     The deceased is survived by his wife and six children. The children are: Donald, serving with the U. S. Army in Germany, Eunice, a senior at Cheshire high school, Raymond, Jr., Victor, Charles and Ralph, all of the home. Mrs. Anna Davis, mother of Mr. Clark also survives.
     Funeral services will be held at the late home with Rev. Kenneth Betz officiating and burial
[will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, January 21, 1955 

Raymond Clark Services
     Funeral services for Raymond Clark, World War I veteran will be held at the late home at Cheshire on Sunday at 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Betz. At the burial in Gravel Hill cemetery the services will be under the auspices of the Lafayette Post 27, American Legion. Miller’s Home for Funerals have charge of the arrangements.

Gallipolis Gallia Times (Pg. 1)
Saturday, January 22, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clark, Robin E.

     Robin E. Clark born April 28, 1887; died Aug 21, 1890, aged 3 years, 4 months and 23 days of age.

"I take thee little lamb, said he,
And laid thee in my breast
Protection thou shall [?]
In me be ever Blessed."

     Robin E. Clark was a grandchild of G.W. Shack of Vinton.

Gallipolis Journal
Sept. 17, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Clark, Sallie [Ingels]

Mrs. Sallie Clark Succumbs To Stroke
Second In Two Weeks Proves Fatal To Prominet Woman
     Mrs. Sally Clark, widow of the late Amos Clark, whose maiden name was Ingels, passed away this Saturday morning at her home on Third avenue. She suffered a stroke about two weeks ago and has been seriously ill since. Early Saturday morning she suffered the second stroke and passed quietly out at ?:15 a.m.
     Her's was a beautiful life and she will be sadly missed by relatives and friends and especially in Grace M. E. church where she was a devoted member. Those of her family who survivie her are her stepson, Judge James Clark and one step-daughter, Mrs. Ewing, both of this city. Brothers, J. C. Ingles, of this city, Will and Burt Ingles of this county, Herbert Ingles, Oregon and Frank Ingels of Florida and the following sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gillingham and Miss Lida Leonard? of Gallipolis and Mrs. Ella Poole of Delaware.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. V. Stope with Geo. Wetherholt and Sons in charge of the burial.

[Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery Born 10-4-1851 - Died 6-27-1931]

Gallipolis Tribune
June 27, 1931
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Clark, Samuel E.

     Samuel E. Clark, 83, Rt. 1, Middleport, died Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Hospital. A son of the late William H. and Nancy Roach Clark, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, George, Charles and Walter, his first wife, Dorothy M. Turner Clark and second wife, Elizabeth Manley Clark.
     Surviving are his wife, Freda Rife Clark, a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Maxine) Schuler, and a granddaughter, Linda Lee Schuler, both of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.
     A veteran of World War I and an active member of Feeney Bennett Post 128, American Legion, Middleport, he belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Columbus lodge, and attended the Hobson church.
     Funeral services will be 4 p. m. Saturday at the Ewing Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 this evening.

[Note: July 9, 1893 – April 6, 1977].

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, (Pg. 13)
Thursday, April 7, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clark, Sara A.

     Sara A. Clark, 88, a resident of 64 Pine St., Gallipolis, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Holzer Medical Center at 9 a.m. Sunday. She had been ill the past five years. She was the only child of the late William C. and Ella Mink Hoffman, born April 30, 1891 in Meigs County.
     She moved to the Bidwell-Porter Community with her parents when she was 12 years old. She married Merch Clark on July 13, 1907. He preceded her in death in 1975.
     One daughter, Mrs. Lyvonia Bunce survives. The late Howard Hardway was a foster son reared in the Clark home. One grandson, Prof. William R. Bunce, Cincinnati, survives.
     Mrs. Clark was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She was active in the WSCS until her health failed. Holy Eucharist will be said by Rector A.H. MacKenzie, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, at 9 p.m. Tuesday following the calling hours for relatives and friends. Last rites will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cremeens Funeral Home with Rev. James V. Frazier, Jr., and Rev. Charles Lusher officiating.
     Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday. Pall bearers will be James McDougal, Paul Tope, Lambert Bush, Henry Norman, Richard Knohl and William R. Bunce.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 16, 1979
Transcribed by Sandy Bledsoe                                                                         Top of Page

Clark, Sylvester

Aged Resident Dead
     Mr. Sylvester Clark, aged 90 years, died Monday at his home in this city and will be buried Thursday afternoon. He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M.

Gallia Times
Nov. 23, 1922
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Clark, Sylvester V.

     Sylvester Vance Clark , 99 a resident of Eaglewood Care Center, Springfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1995. He was born Feb. 20, 1896 in Gallia County, son of the late Issac Newton and Rachel Waugh Clark.
Mr. Clark was retired from the Railway Express Agency with 35 years service.
     He is survived by two sons and three daughters-in-law, Alfred G. and Patricia of Urbana; Ned A. and Mary Lou of Springfield; Dorothy Clark of Venice Fla; seven daughters and three sons-in -law, Mary D. Jarnette of Hawesville, Ky, Grace McKee of Northfield; Thelma and San Dunkel, Englewood; Leeanna and Mark Alberts, Cedar Creek, Texas; Ethel Brust, West Liberty; Nancy and John McKeen, Srpingfield; Marlene Hendren of Canal Winchester; a brother, Elmer, Kettering; three sisters , Frances Jones , Kettering; Mary Notter, Gallipolis; Naomi Myers, Logan; 26 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Satia A. Houck in 1966 and his second wife Gertrude Tayor in 1986, one son, Maurice in 1983.
     Friends may call at the Jackson Lytle Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, Springfield, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 1p.m. Saturday with Rev. George Reed officiating. Burial will be in Rosemill Burial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Submitted by Marian Schoonover

Clark, Thomas W.

     BIDWELL - Thomas W. Clark, 79, Bidwell, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000 in Scenic Hills Nursing Center.
Born Aug. 12, 1920 in Cheshire, son of the late James H. and Lillian G. Harding Clark, he retired from Holzer Medical Center after 10 years of service. Surviving are three nieces, Sharon A. Miller of Gaffney, S.C., Karen S. Williams of Springfield, and Janet M. Sullivan of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith G. Nibert and Eva Faulkner.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Marvin Sallee officiating.  Burial will be in Clark Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 20, 2000
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Clark, Vance

Vance Clark Dies At 4th Ave. Home
     Vance Clark, who had been ill for a year, died about 11 o'clock this forenoon at his home on Fourth Avenue between Court and Grape.  Prior to his illness, Mr. Clark, who was about 43 years old, was a clerk in a clothing store at Ashland, Ky. But he was a native of this county and a son of Elizabeth Clark and the late Emanuel "Bub" Clark, teacher.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Shong and one child: also three brothers, Harry Clark, living back of Clay Chapel, Homer, who is in the navy, and Ora, Living near Mercerville.
     The body was removed to C. R. Halley's mortuary and the funeral and burial will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday at Providence Church. Rev. Jennings Cremeens will officiate.

[Note: From tombstone 1898-1944]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Clark, Vaughn

Smothered to Death By Sliding of a Sand Bank
     Mr. Vaughn Clark was smothered to death at the gravel pit on the Hocking Valley Railroad, above George’s Creek, early Monday morning. Mr. Clark was employed in the section gang of the Hocking Valley and the men were getting ready to fix a grade. They had commenced on the work when a large mass of earth and sand caved and swept on and over Mr. Clark before he could heed the warnings of his comrades. The men worked hard to uncover him but when they reached him and dragged him out, he was past human assistance.
     The body of the unfortunate man was brought to his home in Maple Shade where the funeral services were held Wednesday by Rev. Harry Lewis, interment following at Pine Street by Wetherholt. Mr. Clark had been employed on the Hocking Valley for the past fifteen years and was a steady hard working man. He was a brother of Mr. Noah Clark, the hackman, and leaves a wife and two children.

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

Clark, Virgil

     GALLIPOLIS - Virgil Clark, 64, Columbus, a native of Gallia County, died Friday morning in Mount Carmel Hospital after a long illness. Born at Leaper, he was a son of the late W. Curtis and Evelyn Carter Clark. He attended school in Harrison Twp. and spent the early part of his life in Huntington, W. Va.
     Surviving are two sisters, Louise Clark, Columbus, and Mrs. Fred Frownfelter, Temple City, Calif., and two brothers, Carter Clark, Gallipolis, and Charles A. Clark, Columbus. He was a member of the Chambersburg Masonic Lodge and the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Columbus.
     The body is to be brought to the Miller funeral home where services are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Providence Baptist Church, on Teens Run Road by the Rev. William Brock. Burial is to be in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday.

Athens Sunday Messenger
July 18, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clark, Wilbur (aka William)

Brother Dies
Will Clark, Brother of Mrs. Arthur Boice, Dies in Lancaster
     MIDDLEPORT - May 11 - Will Clark, who died in Lancaster Friday, was a brother of Mrs. Arthur Boice of this place. Mrs. Boice and husband have recently been spending part of their time there because of the serious illness of Mr. Clark.
     The body was brought to Cheshire today, where at 1 p. m. the funeral ceremony was held in the M. E. church with burial in Gravel Hill cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Boice and others from here will attend the funeral.

[Note: Born 15 Jul 1861 in Gallia Co. son of Leonidas Clark and Maria Smith. The name is spelled Wilber Clark on tombstone.]

Athens Messenger
Monday, May 14, 1928
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                       Top of Page

Clark, William

William Clark
     In Clay Township, Gallia County, on July 8 (?) 1890, William, Son of Alexander and Maggie Clark, in the 21st year of his age.
     His life was characterized by a happy disposition and truth be said, "None knew him but to love him". His death was so peaceful to lead to the belief that he found no enemy in death and the gaping tomb has no victory over him. It is to be hoped that he rests in peace, brightly reflecting the image of the Divine Commander, in the clime, where he has no inheritance and death no power. But now he is gone; we command him to the care of the Saviour and turn to the living. He leaves mourning the shores of mortality a loving mother, three sisters, one brother and a large circle of friends and relatives; but we trust they sorrow not as those who have no hope for if we believe that Christ died and rose again even so those that sleep with Jesus will God bring with Him.    
     His funeral was preached at Providence Church by Rev. J.E. Caldwell, after which his remains were committed to the earth to await the sound of the awakening trumpet on the resurrection morn.

Grave! The guardian of our dust,
Grave! The treasury of the skies,
Every atom of thy trust
Rests on hope again to rise.

Oh, how sweet it will be in that beautiful land,
So free from sorrow and pain,
With songs on our lips and harps in our hands,
To meet one another again.

[Note: buried: Providence Cemetery, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
July, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clark, William

Death of William Clark

     William Clark, aged 75 years and 6 months, died at his home in the Fourth Ward this morning at one o’clock. He had been sick but a few days with neuralgia of the heart. He leaves a wife, two brothers and four sisters. They are Richard Clark, of Middleport; Daniel Clark, Maryanna Irwin, Caroline Wetherholt and Elizabeth Irwin, who live in Gallia county. His remains will be buried in the Clark cemetery in Gallia county, Friday afternoon. …From Middleport in Pomeroy Telegraph

Gallipolis Journal
March 2, 1894
Typed by Henny Evans                                                                                   Top of Page

Clark, William

     Relatives here received word Saturday morning of the death of William Curtis Clark, 58, at his home in Ridgecrest, Calif. Son of the late Carter and Myrtle ( Boston) Clark, he spent the early part of his life in Gallia County, graduating from the Gallia Academy High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy duringWorld War II and was aboard the U.S. Aircraft Carrier, Lexington, when it was sunk in the Coral Sea, but he was rescued.
     The latter years of his life was spent in California. He retires as a Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy in 1961. He is survived by his wife Lorene and three daughters and one son by a former marriage. The daughters are Patricia, Rhonda and Coleen, and son, Michael, also 7 grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Engle, Columbus and Mrs. Evelyn Williams of Crown City and a step-mother, Mrs. Frankie Clark, Gallipolis.
     Services were held at the funeral home in Ridgecrest, and at Mr. Clark’s request, the Navy took charge of the body, with full military burial at sea.

Gallipolis Tribune
May 15, 1981
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                    

Clarke, Aliene A. [Andrews]

Aliene A. Clarke, 88, formerly of Gallipolis, died Friday in Chillicothe
     Born December 21, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Mary Catherine (Middleton) Andrews. Also preceding her in death was her husband, E.V. Clarke, Sr., in 1957.
     Surviving are three sons, E.V. Clarke, Jr. of Chillicothe, Edward Andrews Clarke and James Andrews Clarke, both of Seattle, WA; two daughters, Edwina McClure of Sheridan, Arkansas and Joanne Mathus of Atlanta, GA; 10 grandchildren,including Shawn Clarke Saunders of Gallipolis; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard Andrews of Yuba City, CA and two sisters, LaBelle Bell of Sheridan, Arkansas and Kathleen Stout, of Orlando, FL.
     Services will be Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Buie Funeral Chapel in Sheridan, Arkansas with the Rev. David Deere officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery near Prattsville, Arkansas.

[Note: death information shows that she was born December 21, 1903, SS records show Dec. 21, 1901; death Sept. 1, 1989]

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

Clarke, William

     Died, at his residence, Samples Landing, Gallia county, Ohio, William Clarke, in the 58th year of his age. (Pittsburgh and Cincinnati papers please copy.)

The Gallipolis Journal
October 14, 1858
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Clary, Marion James

Retired Farmer Is Claimed

     Marion James Clary, 93, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Gallia county died at the home of a son, Clarence, on Rt. 2 Crown City at 9:45 p.m. Sunday. His death followed a long illness.
     He was the son of the late John and Avis Galloway Clary. Children who survive are Mrs. Jasper Houck of Gallipolis, Mrs Goldie Watson and Mrs. Lowen Sanders, both of Crown City, Lester of Marion, Clarence and Floyd Clary, both of Rt. 2 Crown City. A sister, Mrs. James Taylor of Gallipolis survives. There are 31 grand, 42 great and nine great great grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mercerville Baptist church. Rev. W.T. Swain will officiate and burial will follow in Ridgelawn cemetery under the direction of the F.L.Sanders(?) Funeral home. Friends may call at the home of the son, Clarence Clary after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

[Note b. 1868 d. 1961

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Claybough, Louretta

     Died, in Patriot, Ohio, Nov. 27, 1863, Louretta Claybough, daughter of Moses B. and Rebecca Claybough, in the 12th year of her age.

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

Claytor, Charles

Fine Old Colored Man Dead
     Mr. Charles Claytor, a fine old colored gentleman, who has been an employee of the O.H.E. for years and who was able to locate all the old land marks etc, of that institution, died at East Gallipolis Monday evening. Authorities at the O.H.E. say he will be sadly missed there. He was an honored member of the colored lodge of Odd Fellows.

[Note: Death Certificate: born Aug. 15, 1862; died June 16, 1931; Age 68 years and 10 months. Father: Charles Claytor. Wife: Ella. Burial: Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wed. June 17, 1931 Page 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Claytor, Seretta Ella

Mrs. Claytor Claimed Today
     Death came at 3:55 a.m. today for Mrs. Seretta Ella Claytor, 78, who died at her home at 2131 Chatham Avenue. Widow of the late Charles Claytor, who died in June of 1931, she had been in failing health for the past several months after suffering a hip fracture last November. She rentered Holzer Hospital for a few days in January and since then had been cared for at her home by her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lee, of Gallipolis.
     In addition to the daughter, she leaves two sons, Charles Claytor and Frank Clayton, both of Toledo.
Mrs. Claytor was born in Gallipolis, the daughter of the late John and Jane Shoemaker Phelps. She was married April 3, 1891 by Justice of the Peace Samuel Kerr. In addition to the children, eight grandchildren survive.
     Funeral arrangements in charge of L. Claude Miller, await the arrival of the two sons from Toledo this afternoon.

[Note: Death Certificate...Serepta Ella born Jan. 10, 1876; died Feb. 13, 1950; aged 74 years. Burial in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Feb. 13, 1950
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Clements, Henry

     Henry Clements, living five miles west of Millersburg, Ohio, put the muzzle of a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger with his toe. The top of his head was blown off. He was a local preacher of the Free Methodist Church. Cause, discouragement at the ill success of his preaching.

Gallipolis Journal
Oct. 5, 1887
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Clendenin, Charles W.

Charles Clendenin Died Suddenly Tues.
Well Known Farmer Leaves Wife and three Sons
Death which came suddenly to Charles Clendenin, well known and popular citizen at his home on the upper river road Tuesday night, was a shock to his family and friends.
     Mr. Clendenin was born on the hill in Mason Co., W. Va. nearly opposite his late home, 62 years ago, the son of the late James and Agnes Clendenin. Surviving relatives are his wife, who was Mary Willey, before her marriage; three sons, Frank, Harry and Charles, Jr., of this city and a sister, Mrs. George Wallace, of Apple Grove.
     He was a member of the lodge of Modern Woodmen. Rev. A. H. Beardsley will conduct the funeral services which will be held at the home, Friday at 1 p.m. Burial in Pine St. cemetery in charge of W. N. Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 27, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clendenin, Agnes

Death of Mrs. Clendenin
     Mrs. Agnes Clendenin died at the residence of her son, Charles W. Clendenin on the river road near Bailey’s, Saturday morning, March 28, 1908, aged 71 years.
     Her husband, the late James Clendenin died about nine years ago. Since that time, she has resided with her son, moving here from Mason county. She is survived by two children, Charles W. and daughter, Mrs. G. W. Wallace of Apple Grove, W. Va., and she was a sister of Mrs. Mary Priestly.
     She was a most estimable lady and had a wide circle of friends who will regret her death. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Rev. Cherrington, interment following at Pine Street by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, April 3, 1908
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Clendenin, John

Captain John Clendenin
Veteran River Man Crossed The Dark River Tuesday
     Capt. John B. Clendenin died Tuesday, April 22, 1919, after an illness extending some time back. He had leakage of the heart amongst other ailments. Capt. Clendenn was born in Gallipolis about 79 years ago and was one of the most widely known citizens of the town.
     For several years he followed steamboating, owning and operating the steamers Alex Chambers, Nellie F. Brown, Billy Parsons and other boats. Capt. Clendenin was a licensed pilot and master. For several years he indulged in the racing game and owned the finest thoroughbred running horses in this section of the country.
     The Captain has been a devout member of the Presbyterian Church for several years. He leaves four sons: John, Charles, Wynne and William.
     The funeral will occur at the Riverview Hotel, the home of Capt. Clendenin's son, Mr. John Clendenin, Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Beery and the interment will be at Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward. The pallbearers selected are Poe Bradbury, Earl Mauck, Fred Ashworth, Chas. Robinson, Will Sigler and R.R Varian.
[Note: Death Certificate..Born 1841; died April 22, 1919, Athens State Hospital, Athens, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, April 23, 1919
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Clendenin, Sarah

Death of Mrs. Clendenin
     Many of our readers will be pained to hear of the death of Mrs. Sarah Clendenin, wife of Mr. Geo. Clendenin, residing at California, O. Her death occurred at 9 o’clock this Saturday morning, a telegram to that effect reaching Mrs. Ed. Maddy shortly after. Her burial will be Sunday afternoon and Mrs. Maddy and son, Harry, left on the B. & O. to be in attendance.
     Mrs. Clendenin was a foster sister of Mrs. Ed. Maddy, Mrs. W. P. Beall and Mrs. Geo. W. Ball. All of them were practically reared by Mr. and Mrs. Alex Deletombe, those pleasant old people so well known to our elderly citizens. After the death of Mrs. Capt. Harry Bayes, they made their home with their aunt, Mrs. Deletombe, and Mrs. Clendenin was an orphan girl, reared by her and all were like sisters and owing to the delicate health of Mrs. Maddy, Mrs. Clendenin was like a mother to Harry, her only son.
     We have not the date of Mrs. Clendenin’s marriage, but no family came to her and she and husband became deeply attached and devoted to each other and her death will be a heavy blow to him, as it is to the Bayes girls who loved her as a sister. She was worthy of their love.
     She was an excellent lady, a church member, and a church worker, conscientious and sincere, kind and amiable in disposition and truly loved by everyone. She had been an invalid from an operation for about three years and was compelled to use crutches to get about, but for three months she had been so much better that hopes were entertained of her complete recovery. A sudden relapse must have overtaken her within a day or two, causing general prostration and breaking down.

Gallipolis Tribune
Saturday, August 30, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clendenin, Stewart

Former City Manager Dies In Florida
     Stewart Clendenin, 62, a native of Gallipolis and former Gallipolis city manager, died at 7 a.m. Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
     Mr. Clendenin was the son of the late William and Anna Stewart Clendenin and his birthplace was in the brick home on Sycamore St., which is now the location of the Gallipolis Clinic. He was an only child and attended Gallipolis schools, graduating from Gallia Academy in 1917. He attended Ohio State University and was a member of Delta Chi social fraternity. He left the university to join the Marine Corps, serving in World War I. He was a member of the Masonic Order.
     Following the war he became associated with the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., and at one time was located in Wichita, Kans. After his retirement from the company in 1942, he returned to Gallipolis and served as city manager until 1945. In Fort Lauderdale he operated the largest service station in that area. At the time of his death, he held ownership of the lower end of the Gallipolis Golf Club.
     Mr. Clendenin was twice married. His first wife was killed in an auto accident. He is survived by his wife Velma and two sons, Phil and Larry, who presently is in the service and enroute to Japan.
     Services will be held Monday in Henderson, Ky.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 16, 1962
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Clendenin, Varney Faye [Rawson]

     Varney Faye Clendenin, 98, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2005, at her residence. She was born July 13, 1906, in Outley, Iowa, daughter of the late Dewitt C. and Bertha Varney Rawson. She was married to Harry A. Clendenin, and he preceded her in death. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in several local schools.
     Varney Faye was a graduate of Rio Grande High School, obtaining her two-year teaching certificate by the age of 16 from Rio Grande College. Later, she received her bachelor of arts in education from Rio Grande College. She began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in 1922.
     She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and a longtime pianist at the Christ United Methodist Church. She also was a member of Gallia County Retired Teachers Association and Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She will be missed but remembered by many students, friends and family.
     She is survived by three daughters, Barbara F. Cline (Allen) of Dayton, Harriet L. Santos of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Betty J. Christ (George) of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren, Elisabeth Cline, Steven Cline (Amy), Jonathan Cline, Bonny Roberts (Neal), Erik Santos, Nathan Santos (Kristen), Jason Santos (Jill), Ryan Christ, Andrew Christ and Ellen Christ; and three great-grandchildren, Ross and Ariana Santos, and Quinten Roberts. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry A. Clendenin; and a sister, Lorena Wade; and a son-in-law, Ross Santos.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Grace United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bob Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Varney Faye’s memory to Grace Methodist Church Choir or Christ United Methodist Church. Please visit to send e-mail condolences.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clendenin, William S.

Death of W.S. Clendenin
     Gen. Geo.D. McBride received a telegram from the Ohio Masonic Home, at Springfield, Monday morning, announcing the death at that institution, at 4:00 o'clock, of Mr. William S. Clendenin. Deceased was about 48 years of age, and was born in this city, being the son of the late Charles A. and Fannie Neal-Clendenin. He had been a sufferer from consumption for many years, and went to California some years ago and joined his father on a ranch, in the hope that it would benefit his health. His father died shortly after, and he being unable to manage the ranch sold it and returned East, and through the infulunce of Gen. McBride, one of the trustees of the Masonic Home, was admitted to that institution, and there remained until his death.
     He was married to Miss May Herdman, of Lawrence County, and to this union two children were born, the wife and children having died several years ago. He was again married to Miss Hattie Herdman, a sister of his first wife, and a former popular teacher in our Public Schools. She, too, preceeded him in death about five years ago, after which Mr. Clendenin went West.
     The remains were brought here for interment, arriving on the Hocking Valley train Tuesday noon, beign met at the depot by an escort from Morning Dawn Lodge, F.& M., of which Order he was a member, and conveyed to the home of Major S.F. Neal by Hayward & Son.
     The funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Gelvin officiating, and attended by the Masons, under whose direction the funeral and burial occurred, interment following at Pine Street Cemetery. The pall-bearers were T.E.Bradbury, Chas. Warrener, E.A.Brown, A.F. Moore, Dr. J.R.Safford, and H.A. Menager.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 8, 1898
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Clendenin, Win

Win Clendenin Dies After Long Illness
Win Clendenin died at 12:15 this afternoon at his rooms in the Libby Hotel. He had been in failing health most of the year and bedfast for several months and suffered from a liver ailment and complications. He was 65 years old.
     His wife was with him much of the time during his long illness and he received every attention from his brother, John, proprietor of the Libby Hotel, and the latter’s wife. Win was the oldest of the Clendenin boys, and Charlie, who lives in Columbus, the youngest.
     Win used to be connected with river packets and from boyhood on was an ardent follower of the sport of racing and he had an extensive acquaintance here, along the river and in racing circles. Private funeral services will be held Monday. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, December 12, 1936

Win Clendenin Rites Held Monday P. M.
Rev. L. W. Gishler conducted private funeral services for Win Clendenin at the Hayward funeral parlors yesterday afternoon. Only the immediate family and close friends were there.
     Interment was made in Pine St. cemetery and the pall bearers were Judge J. S. Clark, Sheriff Hatfield, F. W. Wheeler, Harry Clendenin, John Johnson and Robert Sheets. The minister in his remarks paid a tribute to John Clendenin for his care of his brother during his long illness.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 15, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clendinen, Anna S.

Mrs. Clendinen Succumbs Friday To Long Illness
Rites Set For 10 [o'clock] Monday At Entsminger's
     Following a stroke just a week ago, an end to the suffering she had bravely endured during a long period of declining health came to Mrs. Anna S. Clendinen Friday at about 3:30 p.m. in Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient at four different times during recent months.
     Always a woman of great strength, energy and endurance, her last days of helplessness became all the more tragic to those who had known her best down through the years. And it is with the thought that she is saved the pain and unhappiness that her condition would bring that these are most comforted.

Harrison Township Native.
     Mrs. Clendinen was the daughter of the late Charles and Missouri McCall Stuart and was born on Lincoln Ridge in this county April 1, 1868 or 77 years ago. While a girl her father became Sheriff of Gallia County, when the county jail was located in what is now the City Hall and later the family lived in a home built by her father, now known as that of Mrs. Lewis C. Dean.
     Ever since her marriage to J. William Clendinen in 1898 she had lived in the old Clendinen home at the corner of Sycamore Street and Fourth Avenue. There she reared her son and only child, former City Manager, Stewart A. Clendinen, presiding over the household as a model mother, neighbor and friend. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.
     During her active years and they were exceedingly active ones until she was well into her seventies, Mrs. Clendinen had taken a prominent part in the affairs of the Order of Eastern Star and had served the local chapter as a Worthy Matron. She was also affiliated with the American Legion and the Methodist Church.
     A long standing and emphatic request of Mrs. Clendinen was that flowers be omitted at her funeral rites.
     Surviving besides the son, who has been a great comfort to her are these three sisters; Mrs. America Townsend, Schenectady, NY; Mrs. Rachel Cangney, Port Clinton, Ohio and Mrs. Gertrude Richards, Royal Oak, MI. Also two grandchildren, William Stewart and Larry Clendinen.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Entsminger Funeral Home with Rev. W. Scott Westerman officiating and burial following in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: stone. 1868-1945. Death Certificate...Anna Jane born April 1, 1868; died Oct 5, 1945; 77 years 6 months and 4 days of age. ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, Oct. 6, 1945
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Clendenin, Anna S. [Stewart]

Aged Widow Dies In Gallia Hospital
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Anna A. Clendinen, age 77, died at Holzer Hospital, late Friday, where she had been a patient since suffering a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Clendinen was born on Lincoln Ridge, this county, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart. Her husband, the late William Clendinen died in March, 1940.
     She is survived by one son, Stewart A. Clendinen, former City Manager of Gallipolis, two grandsons, Billy and Larry Clendinen, and these three sisters; Mrs. Gertie Richards of Dayton; Mrs. Rachel Cagney, Port Clinton; and Mrs. America Towsend, Schenectady, N. Y.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. Scott Westerman at 10 o’clock Monday morning at the F. J. Entsminger Funeral Home, with burial following at Mound Hill.

Athens Sunday Messenger
October 7, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                              Top of Page

Clendinen, Charles

     Died, in Mason county, Va., on Friday last, 20th inst., after a brief illness, Major Charles Clendinen, aged 73 years.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 26, 1862

Clendinen, Charles

From the Kanawha Republican
     The Gallipolis papers announce the death of Maj. Charles Clendinen, of Mason County, Va., which occurred at his residence on Friday of last week after a brief illness. He was 73 years old. He was among the prominent citizens of Mason County, and favorably known throughout this portion of Virginia. For many years he was brigade inspector of Militia. He was probably one of the oldest, if not the oldest native of the Kanawha Valley, having been born in the Fort erected at the upper end of this town at an early day as a defense against the Indians.

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

Clendenin, Effie [Smiley]

     GALLIPOLIS - Services for Mrs. Effie Mae Clendenin, 81, Kanauga, who died Thursday morning at Holzer Medical Center, will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. Linson Stebbins will officiate with burial in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire.
     Born in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of Howard D. and Rella George Smiley. She was a member of the Bulaville Christian Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Frank; two daughters, Mary, at home and Mrs. Billy (Agnes) Board, Gallipolis; a son, Frank Jr., of Weirton, W. Va.; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Schlaman, Cresskill, N. J.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Athens Messenger
Friday, December 20, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clendenin, James Charles

Baby Son Dies
     James Charles, the fine eight-pound son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clendenin born Monday night, died Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock and was buried in Pine Street cemetery Wednesday afternoon in charge of W. N. Hayward.

[Note: died June 20th, 1 day old. He was the son of Harry & Varney Fay Rawson Clendenin.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, June 22, 1927
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clendinen, Fannie J. [Neal]

     Died, on Tuesday evening, 18th inst., Mrs. Fannie J., wife of Mr. C. A. Clendinen, and daughter of Henry H. Neal, Esq., in the 28th year of her age. The funeral will take place today (Thursday) at 9 o'clock A.M. from the Presbyterian church. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

[Note: Name spelled Fanny Clendenin on tombstone in Pine Street Cemetery.]

The Gallipolis Journal
July 20, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Clendinen, William E.

     DIED - In this town, on Monday morning last, William E. Clendinen, aged 14 years. The death of this interesting youth adds another to the multitude of proofs with which the world is filled, that the best and purest die young. Although a mere child in years, and suffering constantly from the effects of a painful malady, he had by his manly virtues already earned the esteem of all who knew him; and the thoughtful consideration and filial interest he always manifested in the welfare of his widowed mother, were the theme of universal commendation. It might well be said of him,

"None knew him but to love him,
None named him but to praise."
May he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb
sustain his afflicted parent in her sorrow,
with that strength that comes only from his grace,
and with those hopes only his promises can inspire.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 31, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                             Top of Page

Cline, Mary E. [George]

     A very sudden death was that of Mrs. Mary E. Cline, which occurred last Tuesday of la grippe.  She had been ill, but was rapidly improving when a relapse occurred with the characteristically fatal result.  Mrs. Cline, whose maiden name was George, was an estimable lady, and will be mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.  She has lived among us a long time, and it is with deep regret that we announce her departure "to that unexplored country from whose bourn no traveler returns."  She was sixty six years of age, and by a singular coincidence her death occurred on the twentieth anniversary of that of her husband.  She was the mother of Mr. John Cline, of this place; Mrs. Henry Baxter, Mrs. Matt Williams, of Huntington, W.Va., and Mrs. Caleb Cherington, of Washington State.  Her funeral took place from her late home on upper Second Street last Wednesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 19, 1891
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Cline, Ruth E.

     Ruth E. Cline, 86, Cheshire, passed away on Nov. 8, 2005, at Overbrook Center in Middleport. She was born on Oct. 28, 1919, in Mason County, W. Va, daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (Love) Pyles. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Cline; five brothers, two sisters, and a special friend, Dorothy Roush.She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Robert Conkle, Cheshire; grandchildren; Michael (Deborah) Conkle, Cheshire, Sheila (Blake) Northup, Gallipolis, Cindy (Bob) Werry, Cheshire; six great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; brothers; Larry, Richard and Jack Pyles, all of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.; a sister, Virginia Duncan, Southside, W. Va.
     Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Nov. 11, 2005, at the Middleport Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and send online condolences to

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday November 9, 2005
Transcribed by Shari Little-Creech

Cline, Dr. William C.

     Dr. Cline, of Wilkesville, probably eighty years old, died the latter part of last week and was buried Sunday. His trouble was erysipelas. He was very wealthy, with no children. His wife survives him.

[Note: July 20, 1825 – March 11, 1897. He is buried in Wilkesville Cemetery, Vinton Co., Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Wednesday, March 17, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clonch, George R.

George R. Clonch Killed In Action In Tinian Island
     George R. Clonch, technician fourth grade, was killed in action in Tinian (Pacific Island between Guam and Saipan) on July 24, according to a message received by Mrs. Clonch Saturday. The tragic message came on their second wedding anniversary. They were married in Arkansas four months after he entered service.
     George Clonch was born across Kanawha River from Brosia 24 years ago, but came to this county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Clonch, when he was a year old. They live a mile north of Wood’s Mill in Huntington Twp. (Bidwell R. 2) and George’s widow and three weeks-old boy baby, Russell Denver, live in a nearby house. Mrs. Clonch was Macil Simpson before her marriage.
     Abner Clonch and his daughter-in-law came to The Tribune office this afternoon to tell of the terrible news that had been received by them. Both were shocked and grief-stricken and the former told of having another son in the Tinian-Saipan area and three sons-in-law in the service. He was the father of 12 children, 11 of whom are still living.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 14, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                     Top of Page

Clonch, Oscar Richard

Oscar Clonch, 77, Died At Noon
Oscar R. Clonch, 77, died at noon today at his home at 1939 Chatham Avenue in Maple Shade. He had been ill about a week and death resulted from a heart ailment.
     Mrs. Clonch died about two and a half years ago. They are survived by these children: Ira Clonch of Kitts Hill, George of Northup, William and Samuel Clonch and Mrs. Carrie Lemaster of Gallipolis.
    Funeral will be held at 2 o’clock (fast time) Friday at the home. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: Nov. 17, 1865 (Mason Co., WV) - May 4, 1943; Age 77 yrs. 5 mos. 18 das. He was the son of Rebecca Lemaster. His spouse was Catherine A. Slayton Clonch.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune

Cloud, Emmons

     Mr. Emmons Cloud of Harris, son of Scott Cloud, mentioned as being very ill with typhoid fever, died Friday night. He is said to have been an excellent young man.

[Note: 7/29/1881 – 2/12/1897; Age 16 yrs. His parents were W. S. & Sarah Hamm Cloud. The death record has his death listed as Feb. 15, 1897.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Saturday, February 13, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cloud, Lowe

Victim? Was Lowe Cloud Whirled to Death in His Mill, Vinton
     Lowe Cloud of Vinton, was instantly killed at an early hour this Monday morning when his clothes became fastened in the machinery of his flour mill there. He went up in the third story to oil the machinery when the accident occurred. He was aged about 60 years and is survived by his widow and one daughter who are prostrated over the affair. Mr. Cloud was a relative of Mr. H.J. Ward, the insurance man, of this city.

[Note: This may be the Mordecai I Cloud who died May 13, 1918, Gallia Co., in Ohio Death Records, 1908-1932. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 17, 1918
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow and also by Suzanne Giroux

Cloud, Margaret [Thomas]

     Margaret Elizabeth Thomas Cloud, 85, of Vinton, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1991 at Holzer Medical Center. She retired from the Gallia County school system following 34 years of service, having taught six years in Richland county and 28 years in the Vinton Elementary School. She was a member of the Vinton United Methodist Church, the Sunshine Class, and the United Methodist Women. She was a 50-year member of Vinton Chapter 375, Order of Eastern Star, the Lafayette White Shrine of Jerusalem 44, the Cardiff Club, the Huntington Grange 731 and the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association.
     She was born Aug. 24, 1906 at Cora, Ohio, daughter of the late Luther and Ethel McMillen Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Harley Cloud on March 29, 1972, and by one brother, Thomas A. Thomas. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Marilyn) Richardson, Troy, Mrs. Karl (Margaret) Justus, Lancaster; four grand-children, Richard and Rhonda Richardson, Georgetown, La., and Edward and Carol Richardson, Troy, Karl B. and Jennifer Jane Flowers, Lancaster, and Karl B. and Colleen Justus III. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren, three brothers, Leo Thomas of Ashland, Ohio, Roderick Thomas, of Greenfield, and Forrest Thomas, of Gallipolis, one sister, Mrs. Earl (Rosethel) Tope, Gallipolis, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Thomas, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Vinton United Methodist Church with Rev. D. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the church or charity of choice. Eastern Star services will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday by the Vinton Chapter 375 OES.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 21, 1991

     Elizabeth T. Cloud, Vinton, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1991. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Vinton United Methodist Church with Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers will be: Troy Bartley, Gregg Flowers, Ben Justus, Edward Richardson, Richard Richardson, Tom Tope. Honorary bearers will be Richard Caldwell, Harley Cloud, Keith Thomas, Harold Mitchell. Visitation will be Tuesday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton from 2-4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with Eastern Star Services at 8:45 p.m. by the Vinton Chapter 375, OES.
     Survivors include one granddaughter, Mrs. Gregg (Jennifer Jane) Flowers, Lancaster, incorrectly listed in Monday’s obituary.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, October 22, 1991
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Clover, Emma Roseltha [White]

Mrs. Emma Clover Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Emma Roseltha Clover, 86 of 812 Chesterfield Rd., Columbus, died Friday at 435 Vermont Pl. in the same city. She formerly lived here. Funeral was held at 8:30 last night and the body was to be brought here for interment in Pine St. Cemetery.
     Mrs. Clover was a member of the Reformed Church and is survived by one son, William W. Clover, two daughters, Mrs. John Lucas and Mrs. Arthur Short, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
     Decedent was the widow of Sam Clover and they used to live at 908 Second Ave. where Marcus McKean now lives. Mr. Clover died more than 15 years ago. Mrs. Clover’s father was Jacob White, a carpenter.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Monday, October 22, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clover, Samuel

Sam Clover, Former Gallipolitan, Dies In Lima; Burial Here
     Samuel Clover, formerly a resident of Gallipolis and one of the early locomotive engineers on the old Hocking Valley, died at Lima. He is survived by his wife, who was Emma White of this city, a cousin of Judge W. R. White, and by a son and daughter.
     The body will arrive here Wednesday and will be taken to the Entsminger funeral parlors. Burial will be made in Pine Street Cemetery on Thursday, with Rev. H. H. Wilbur conducting a brief service.
     Mr. Clover had lived in Hamilton, Columbus and other railway centers. His last employment was with the Lima Locomotive Works.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Tuesday, April 28, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Clyse, Henry Clifford

Mr. Clyse Dies After Illness
     Henry Clifford Clyse, 85, a resident of Rio Grande, died at 12:50 a.m. today [Feb. 20, 1963] in Holzer Hospital where he had been a patient for 14 days. Mr. Clyse had been in failing health for a year and his condition had been serious for a month.
     He was a retired school teacher and farmer, and had lived at Rio Grande for the past 20 years. He was born near Cadmus, November 21, 1977, son of the late James A. and Nancy McDaniel Clyse. His marriage to the former Nellie Barger took place Aug. 14, 1901, and she preceded him in death in 1950.
     Children who survive are Mrs. Ernest (Alice) Wiseman and Mrs. Lester (Gladys) Davis, both of Gallipolis; Mrs. H. Don (Lois) Moore of Worthington, Mrs. Griff (Edna) Cook of Cadmus, OH., Eugene Clyse of Athens, Robert E. Clyse of Ironton, and Mrs. Myron (Eva Mae) Parry of Hillsboro. There are 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. A son and two daughters preceded him in death. Two half-sisters who survive are Mrs. Curtis (Lillian) Hively of Dayton and Mrs. Howard (Mary) Flook, of Miami, Fla. Two step-sisters are Mrs. Nellie Corn of Springfield and Mrs. Larry Dailey of Circleville.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Lawrence McDaniel of Rutland and Rev. Roy Wigal of Rio Grande will officiate and burial will be in Olive cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Gallipolis Newspaper
February 20, 1963
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty

Clyse, Nellie [Barger]

Mrs. Clyse, 68, Dies of Stroke – Stricken in Church
Rites Set for Wednesday
     Mrs. Nellie Barger Clyse, 68, wife of Clifford Clyse, Harrisburg passed away at 7:35 p.m. Sunday at the Holzer Hospital. Though Mrs. Clyse had not been well for a number of years, she attended church Sunday morning, as was her usual custom and it was while there that she suffered a stroke, from which she never regained consciousness.
     The decedent was born Aug. 2, 1881 at Patriot, to the late Robert L. and Alice Gates Barger. Mrs. Clyse was a woman of deep religious convictions and had been a member of Olive Methodist Church most of her life, until a year ago when she transferred her membership to the nearby Harrisburg Baptist Church, which she attended regularly.
     She was a devoted wife and mother and in addition to her husband, leaves these sons and daughters: Mrs. Ernest (Alice) Wiseman, Rio Grande; Mrs. Lois Moore, Worthington; Mrs. Gladys Davis, Lancaster; Mrs. Edna Cook, Cadmus; Mrs. Eva Perry, McConnelsville; Eugene, Athens, and Robert, Ironton.
     Mrs. Clyse is survived by four brothers and sisters, Mrs. Maude Schweighart, Humbolt, Ill; Mrs. Mabel Ellison, Champaign, Ill; Latrell Barger, Tuscola, Ill; and Clyde Barger, Kennewich, Wash. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
     Brief services will be conducted at the Clyse home on Rt. 325 east of Rio Grande at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, after which the body will be taken to Olive Methodist Church where Rev. Lawrence McDaniel will conduct the funeral services at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Olive Cemetery by W. W. Phillips, Waterloo. Pallbearers are Merrill, Harold and John Wiseman, Richard Simms, Richard Davisson and David Rees.

Gallipolis Newspaper
January, 1950 (Mrs. Clyse died on January 1, 1950)
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty                                                                        Top of Page

Clyse, Robert P.

     Robert P. Clyse, 77, Ironton, died Thursday, July 11, 1996 in the Woodland Oaks Health Facility, Ashland, KY. Born Nov. 12, 1919 in Cadmus, son of the late Henry Clifford and Nellie Barger Clyse, he was the founder of Bob Clyse Oldsmobile and GMC Trucks, Inc. He attended Rio Grande College and was a master sergeant in the U. S. Army Corps during World War II.
     He was a member of the Ironton Elks Lodge 177 and the Ironton UTC and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Mary E. “Betty” Clyse; five daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Mary Jane) Handley and Mrs. Scot (Barbara) Ensor, both of Ironton, Mrs. Joseph (Susan) Rudinsky of Bethel Park, PA; Mrs. Bob (Sally) Kopp of South Hampton, Mass, and Mrs. Dave (Sandy) Jackson of Granville; a son, Robert A (Charla) Clyse of Ironton; and a sister, Eva Mae Perry of Hillsboro. He was also preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, 1108 S. Sixth Street, Ironton, with Father Thomas Nau officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
July 12, 1996
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty

Coates, Alice [Walp]

Death’s Doings
     Dr. E. W. Parker was telegraphed for Sunday morning to come to Bidwell to Mr. John Coates’ home in consultation with Dr. L. B. Turner. He went and on arriving there found Mrs. Coates had died that morning, and Mr. Coates was lying in a stupor unconscious, suffering from an abstruction [sic] of the bowels, caused by vomiting, the result of the grippe.
     Dr. Turner wrote yesterday that the trouble had given way to some extent and the case looks more hopeful. Mrs. Coates had been taken ill the first of the week with la grippe, and on Thursday was confined with a little boy.
     The grippe continued with fever, etc., causing death. The little boy with five other children survive her. Mrs. Coates was a daughter of Noah Walp, a prominent citizen of Raccoon township, and a fine woman.

[Note: 1858 – Feb. 2, 1896; Age 38 yrs. She is buried in Denney Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Tuesday, February 4, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Coates, John J.

Death of John J. Coates
     Mr. John J. Coates, mentioned yesterday as very low with obstruction of the bowels, and whose wife died last Sunday and who left a child three days old, passed away this morning at one o’clock. He will be buried by the K. of P. Thursday afternoon, Daniel Glassburn officiating as undertaker.
     Mr. Coates was about 45 years old and a son of the late Jerry Coates and was well and favorably known. What will be done with the six orphan children is hard to tell. Mr. Coates was not conscious of his wife’s death or of any thing for some days, until just a short time before he died when he was told.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 2)
Wednesday, February 5, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Cobb, Lilly

     COBB - Lilly Cobb, aged 12 years, the adopted daughter of Columbus and Eva Waugh, since she was 5 years old, being at that age left an orphan by her father, Lewis Cobb, getting drowned. Her mother, who is a sister of Bro. Waugh, one brother, and three sisters still survive her. She was afflicted for three weeks with brain disease, and everything was done for her that medical skill and attentive friends could furnish; but the dreaded enemy claimed her as his victim, and she quietly fell asleep in Jesus, at 10 o'clock p.m. Dec. 2, 1889.
    "Shug" as she was called, was the pride and great delight of Bro. and Sister Waugh, they having no children of their own. She was a very dutiful and charming little girl, never known to disobey in anything she was told to do, and it does seem hard from a natural view that they should be deprived of the only child and great joy of their household. But, as "we only see through a glass darkly" now, it will never be till we meet our loved ones on the happy golden shore that we can fully comprehend and appreciate these sad dispensation of kind Providence, and see that God know best. She was one of those amiable little girl that had only to be seen to be appreciated and loved. She was a great favorite with all who knew her; she was blessed with a bright intellect and was one of the leading scholars in all her studies at school, and was universally loved and respected by her teachers and companions. She took great delight in recitations and was one of the leading features in our Sunday-school exhibitions, and was the delight of all who heard her.
     Her remains were taken to the Providence Church, and her funeral was preached by the pastor, Rev. N.B. Burnett, from Cor.,15:26, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives, friends and schoolmates. The corpse, which seemed to have a plesant smile on the face, as though in sweet sleep, was then viewed by the entire audience, and such universal grief for the departed, and deep sympathy for the bereaved family, it has never been my privilege to witness. She was then laid away in the Providence Cemetery. May her memory still live and be another tie to draw our affections heavenward.

Dear uncle and aunt, she loved so well,
You have been left to weep and mourn,
While she has gone with God to dwell,
Waiting the resurrection morn.
Her cheerful voice and smiling face
You will so sadly miss;
But, by faith and holy grace,
You can meet where all is bliss.
Then look beyond the bounds of time,
When what you now deplore
Shall rise in immortal prime,
And bloom to fade no more.                A Friend

Note: From Death Record D. 2 Jan 1890]

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

Cochran, Charles (Cleve)

Retired Rail Worker Is Dead
Charles (Cleve) Cochran, 72, was found dead in bed at the home of Napoleon Reed on Waterloo Star Rt. Saturday at 9 p.m. He had been in ill health for two years and in recent months had made his home there.
Cochran, a native of Gallia county, was a retired employe of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and had served that line 43 years prior to his retirement. He was born near Siloam on March 4, 1885, the son of the late Charles and Ann Davies Cochran.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Etha Jane Donahue and ten children: Mrs. Helen Davis, Charles and Raymond, all of Patriot; Mrs. Carol (Ruth) Burnett, Gallipolis Rt., Mrs. Delbert (Mildred) Davis of Huntington, Mrs. William (Darlene) Wright of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Juanita Fellure of Gage, Mrs. Leslie (Doris) Beck and Mrs. Vernard (Hope) Fallon, both of Waterloo Star Rt., and Mrs. Stewart (Marie) Hawkins, Middleport.
Other survivors are a brother and three sisters, Dewey, Mrs. Jane Wingerberg and Letitia Cochran, all of Cincinnati and Mrs. Mary Jones of Columbus. There are 19 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be at Miller’s Home for Funerals at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. P. A. Casto, Methodist pastor at Patriot, will officiate and burial will follow in the Hulbert cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 20, 1957
|Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cochran, Ethie Jane

Mrs. Cochran, Rt. 2, Patriot, Claimed Sunday
     Mrs. Ethie Jane Cochran, 72, a resident of Rt. 2 Patriot, died at 9 a.m. Sunday in Holzer hospital where she had been a patient for four days. Mrs. Cochran was born in Perry twp., March 13, 1891, daughter of the late George W. and Augusta Raulf Donahue. Her marriage to Charles C. Cochran took place in February, 1919 and he preceded her in death May 19, 1957.
     Ten children who survive this union are Mrs. Helen Davis, Mrs. Ruth Burnette, Mrs. Juanita Tackett, Mrs. Doris Beck, Mrs. Bernard (Hope) Fowler (with whom she made her home) , and Charles W. Cochran, all of Patriot, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Huntington, Mrs. Darlene Wright of Detroit, Mich., and Raymond Cochran of Scottown. There are 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Three surviving sisters are Mrs. A. A. Peggs and Mrs. John Smith, both of Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. Jenkin Jones of Columbus.
     Mrs. Cochran was a member of the Patriot Methodist Church. Services will be held there at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Frank Fenton will officiate, and burial will be in Patriot cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 8, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cochrane, Samuel Jr.

     Samuel Cochrane, Jr. 66, Columbus, died Thursday, May 6 1993 at his residence. He was born Jan 24, 1927 in Oak Hill to the late Samuel E. Cochrane Sr. and Kathrine Schrader Cochrane. He was reitred from Lennox Industries, Inc. and a veteran of World War ll.
     Survivors include his wife Marguerite Caldwell Cochrane; two sons , Kevin (Barbara) Cochrane and Timothy (Connie) Cochrane, both of Columbus; four grandchildren: three sisters, Edith Serrott of Jackson. Effama Tillman of Memphis, Tenn and Vesta Geer of Dallas and one brother, Charles Cochrane of Jackson.
     Services will be held 4p.m. Saturday at the Schoedinger Linden Chapel, 2741 Clevelan Ave. Columbus. The body will lie in state three hours prior to services. In lieu of flowers, contirbutions may be made to Hospice of Riverside or the Ohio Lung Association.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by neice Marian Schoonover                                                           Top of Page

Cochrane, William H. and Mary

In Memory of William H. Cochrane and Wife
     William H. Cochrane was born Oct. 29, 1802, in Virginia and was united in marriage to Mary Grimes on October 18, 1832. He died at his home near Cora, Ohio, March 16, 1893, of pneumonia and leaves two daughters and two sons to mourn their loss. He was a devoted husband and father and was highly esteemed as a kind neighbor. He had been a member of the M.E. Church for many years and until old age enfeebled him, he was a regular attendant.

He has passed through many and many a day,
Of sickness, of sorrow and pain,
But the Lord has taken him home to rest and he never will suffer again.

     Mary, the wife of William H. Cochrane, who lived only one week after her husband's death, died March 23. She was born August 27, 1811, in Pochontas, VA. She also was a member of the M.E. Church, lived a good and pious life and was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed as a true and loving mother and grandmother and a highly esteemed friend and neighbor. They both were buried in the Hulbert Graveyard. No more will there presence banish gloom from your home.

Dearest loved ones, we have laid thee
In the peaceful graves embraces;
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy Heavenly faces.
                                                            A Friend

Gallipolis Journal
April 19, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cofer, Carl Eugene

     The many kindred and friends of Carl Eugene Cofer were shocked and grieved last Sunday evening when the news was flashed over the lines and from house to house that he had met an accidental death. Carl Eugene was the son of Elmer and Almeda Cofer and was born near Rio Grande on December 13, 1929, and at the time of his passing, which occurred on September 24, 1944, he was aged 14 years, 9 months and 11 days.
     While playing with his younger brother and sister in the yard at their home, he climbed a tree and came in contact with a live electric wire, and death was instantaneous.
     To these fond parents 11 children were born. One son, John Elmer, died in infancy. There are left to mourn the passing of Eugene, the parents, 4 brothers: Alfonso and Paul Cofer, Columbus; Kenneth of Blackfork and Donald at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Herbert Harris (Esta Cofer) and Mrs. Earl Figgins (Margaret Cofer), Blackfor; Mrs. Hollis Keels (Wanita Cofer) and Anna Lou, Columbus and Alma at home.
     In the home, Eugene was always obedient to his parents ever ready To his brothers and sisters he was always kind and helpful. He was ever mindful of the care of the little ones, Donald and Alma, and they in turn looked to him for protection.
     Eugene was a freshman in high school at Rio Grande this year and will be sadly missed by all his teachers and schoolmates, where his cheery smile was the esteem of all. He was faithful to his duties in the classroom as well as on the playground where he always gave of his best that his team might come out victorious. Eugene met all his friends, both old and young, with a pleasant smile and friendly words of greeting. Yes, he will be missed by all, but nowhere so much as in the home. While the parents, brothers, sisters and other kindred are grief-stricken, we are glad to know in talking to a member of the family, that they are submissive to the will of God, and can say "Thy will be done." "The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away, Blessed be the name of the Lord."
     Today Eugene rests in peace. To the bereaved ones we desire to quote the following little poem:

God understands your sorrow,
He sees the falling tear,
And whispers, "I am with thee,"
Then falter not, nor fear.
God understands your longing,
Your deepest grief He shares.
Then let Him bear your burden,
He understands, and cares.
                                                   Written by J. T. D.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                        Top of Page

Cofer, Charity Garlic

     She was before her marriage to Mr. Cofer, Miss Charity Garlic and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Garlic of Crown City, who was with her during her sickness and whom she was greatly devoted too.
     She was born February 17, 1881 and died March 2, 1926. She was married to Mr. Cofer April 28, 1900 and to this union was born 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl Wright, Huntington, W. Va. and Parnie at home. She was a highly esteemed lady, shown by a large number of friends who gathered to pay tributes of respect.
     None knew her but to love her. She leaves to mourn her loss father, mother, husband, two daughters, one grandson, Joe, two brothers, Joseph H. Garlic, Platform, Ohio, Hoadly L. Garlic, Crown City and four sisters, Mrs. E. E. Ward and Mrs. J. M. Smith, Gallipolis, Mrs. Ira Neal, Bladen and Lily Garlic, Bladen.
     She was truly converted in Christ, at the age of 17 years and placed her membership in the Siloam Baptist church and was baptized as was her dear Savior. She never forgot her blessed Redeemer and always give him praise for his wonderful mercey and love.
     Funeral services was held at the Baptist Temple at Huntington, W. Va. with interment following at Woodmere cemetery.

God needed one more angel.
Amidst his shinning band.
So He bent with loving smile
And clasped our mother's hand.
Dear mother has left us, but we
Shall not have long to wait,
Soon we shall hear the summons
To meet her with the Pearly Gates.
The Pearly Gates are opened wide
And she has entered there.
It will not be long until I, will
join her where all is bright and fair.
God in his mercy has recalled,
The boon his love has given.
We say good-night to mother here
And good morning up in heaven.
                                                              A Sister

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Cofer, Chester

Death of Rev. Chester Cofer
     Rev. Chester Cofer died at his home, in Guyan Township, Tuesday morning, aged 68 years, having been ill only a short time with paralysis. A wife and seven children are left to mourn their irretrievable loss, Spurgeon, Newton, Bub, Mrs. John Saunders, of Mercerville; Mrs. W. H. Markin, of this city; Mrs. Bob Enslow, of Huntington, and Mrs. Pilot Saunders, of Mercerville.
     The funeral was conducted from his late home Wednesday by Rev. W. B. Burnett. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the community in their great loss.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 6, 1901

Cofer, Rev. Chester

Death of Rev. Chester Cofer
     Rev. Chester Cofer, of near Mercerville died Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock, aged 68 years. He was stricken with paralysis last Thursday and died from the effects of it, having been unconscious ever since. He left a wife and three sons, Spurgeon, Bub and Newton, the last in the Philippines and daughters, Mrs. John Saunders, of Mercerville, Mrs. Chas. Enslow of Huntington, Mrs. W. H. Markins, of this city, and Mrs. Pilot Saunders, of Mercerville.
     He was a Baptist minister for many years, but had no particular charge at time of death. He was a fine old gentleman and well respected. Rev. N. B. Burnett conducted the funeral services at 11 o’clock at Mercerville Wednesday and Undertaker Wise the interment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 6, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Cofer, Cynthia A.
     Mrs. Cynthia A. Cofer died at her home at Mercerville, Sunday, April 14, 1907, after a short illness of paralysis, aged 72 years. She was the widow of Chester B. Cofer, who died about five years ago. Mrs. Cofer was a native of Pulaski County, Va., and moved to this county with her husband in 1866. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 47 years and was a good, kind, motherly woman who will be missed in the community where she spent her life.
     The funeral services were held Monday at Mercerville by Rev. Sheets. The following children are left to mourn the loss of a good mother; sons, J. S. Cofer, H. P. Cofer, and F. R. Cofer of Gallia county, C. N. Cofer of Philippine Islands and daughters, Margaret J. Neal and Mary C. Ensley of Huntington, Mrs. Anna Saunders of Millers, Martha A. Saunders of Mercerville and Mrs. Markins of Gallipolis and Miss Georgia McKean, who had made her home with Mrs. Cofer since she was a small child.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, April 26, 1907
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Cofer, Gordon F.

Cofer Was Electrocuted

     Gordon F. Cofer, better known as French Cofer, aged 57 years, was electrocuted at Clean Coal, W. Va., last Wednesday by coming in contact with a live wire at the mine where he was employed. He was attempting to sweep the coal dust from a large drum and in some way touched the live current that sent him to his death.
     He was a former resident of this county, having been born in Guyan township and lived for a number of years on the Thorniley farm at Raccoon Island. One of his sons, Sheridan Cofer, resides in the vicinity of Yellowtown. The other members of Mr. Cofer's family reside in the coal fields of West Virginia. The body was brought to Mt. Zion Church in Ohio township, where the funeral and interment occurred last Friday. Rev. Sam Lewis and Rev. Darragh officated at the funeral and Wetherholt and Entsminger had charge of the burial. William Cofer of R. D. 1 is a brother of the deceased. John Cofer of Huntington and Joseph Cofer of Dayton also are his brothers.

[And also]
     Gorden F. Cofer, a former resident of this county, having lived near Rio Grande for many years, but for the past two, and one-half years, a resident of Klenkoal, Logan county, W. Va., met his death very suddenly Wednesday, July 13, 1921, by coming in contact with a live wire at the mines of the Thurman Coal Co., of that place, and was electrocuted. The body was brought here Thursday and taken to the home of his son, W. S. Cofer near Theviner, they being accompanied by the members of his family.
     The funeral services and burial were held Friday afternoon at Mt. Zion Baptist church at 2 o'clock,Rev. J. F. Cash, of Pt. Pleasant, having charge of the services.
     Mr. Cofer was the son of the late Gordon and Jane Kirk Cofer and was aged 57 years, 2 months and 9 days. He leaves a wife and four children and several brothers and sisters.

Gallipolis papers
July 13, 1921
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                        Top of Page

Cofer, Jeannette Eileen

Small Child Dies
     Death claimed Jeannette Eileen Cofer, 20 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cofer Monday at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. cofer near Thivener. The father has been employed in Columbus. She was their only child. Funeral services were at Clay Chapel Tuesday, with burial there.

[Note: Tombstone B.Mar 10, 1936 - D.Oct 18, 1937]

Gallipolis newspaper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Cofer, Joseph

Joseph Cofer, 85, Dies In Dayton
Native of Guyan And Has A Sister At Lecta
     Joseph Cofer, aged about 85, a native of Guyan Township, died suddenly Wednesday morning in Dayton according to word received by Mrs. John Fraley and other relatives. Funeral services and interment will take place there this afternoon.
     Despite his advanced age, Mr. Cofer had been feeling as well as usual just a moment or two before he expired in the bathroom at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Oberholser, where he had lived since the death of his wife. (Mrs. Cofer was Rebecca Stevers, a sister of the late J.L. Stevers, County Commissioner.)
     Surviving Mr. Cofer, besides the daughter named are three daughters and a son; Mrs. Lena Lehman, Mrs. F.A. Andres, Mrs. William Ward and Emmet Cofer, all of Dayton and a sister, Mrs. Docial Fillinger of Lecta. The late William Cofer was a brother. The family moved to Dayton from this county about 40 years ago.

[Note: Death Certificate..Joseph Andrew Cofer born Feb. 14, 1855 VA; died Oct 14, 1942 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; 87 years 8 months. Burial Woodland Cemetery. Widower of Rebecca Margaret Cofer. Parents: Gordon Cofer and Elizabeth Kirk]

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

Cofer, Joseph Spurgeon

     OBITUARY - Joseph Spurgeon Cofer was born April 27, 1862 in Virginia and departed this life Nov. 3, 1922, at his home in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Hulda Elizabeth Sheets on March 28, 1891. To this union seven children were born. Six are living, one infant having preceded the father into the Great Beyond.
     He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, having been baptized some 32 years ago. He was a wise and considerate father and husband and leaves many virtues which we many emulate to good advantage.
     Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Ewing of Rio Grande, interment in Mound Hill Cemetery by Wetherholt and Entsminger.
     Those of his immediate family who survive him are Hulda E. Cofer, his wife, Dena and Kenley at home; Mrs. O.E. Rodgers of Plain City, Ohio; Mrs. F.E. Brammer of Huntington, WV; Mrs. J.H. McCoy of Waverly, Ohio and Milford J. Cofer of Columbus.

Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath;
And stars to set--
But all--thou hast all seasons for thine own,
Oh Death!

Card of Thanks
     We wish to extend our thanks to our friends and neighbors for their generous assistance, sympathy and consolation in the brief sickness and death of our dear father and husband. We wish to thank particularly Undertaker Wetherholt and Rev. Ewing for their efficient and splendid services.
Mrs. J.S. Cofer and family

Gallia Times
Nov. 9, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Cofer, Paris

Paris Cofer dies of Head Injuries
     Funeral services were held at Rodney Wednesday for Paris Cofer, 74 who died in Holzer hospital Tuesday from head injuries received when he drove his car into an abutment on a bridge near Rodney His skull was factured.

Gallipolis Paper
Transcribed by Virginia Moses                                                                          Top of Page

Cofer, Pierce

Pierce Cofer Ends His Life While Recovering From Hurts Received in Highway Accident
     Pierce Cofer, who was born and reared in the lower end of Gallia County, died by his own hand yesterday at his home in Huntington, according to word received by relatives here. He was about 65 years old.
     Mr. Cofer was injured last week when the car in which he carried the mail between Huntington and Crown City collided with another machine. He was cared for at a Huntington hospital and when it was found there was no serious results from the accident he was taken home. Yesterday about noon in a fit of despondency, it is believed, he shot himself. He had been despondent since the death of his wife a few years ago. His daughter, Parnie, Mrs. Paul Shrewsbury of Beckley, W. Va., was in the home at the time of the fatal shooting, having come to be with her father following the motor accident.
     Mr. Cofer was believed to have been the last surviving member of the family of seven children of Rev. C. B. and Cynthia Cofer. A brother, Newton, may survive. He located in the Philippines at the time of the Spanish-American war (1898). He was in the employ of the government but has not been heard from since Pearl Harbor.
     His late wife was Charity Garlic and her mother, Mrs. P. M. Garlic of Crown City, is spending the winter here with another daughter, Mrs. Ira Neal. In addition to the daughter already mentioned,.. Mr. Cofer leaves another daughter, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Wright of Portsmouth, Va., and three grandchildren. A grandson is in service in the Navy.
     He was a brother of the late Mrs. W. J. Saunders, mother of Mrs. F. E. Kerr and Mrs. Robert Smeltzer. Funeral arrangements had not been made when relatives called Mrs. Kerr about the death.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Coffman, Charles Monroe

Roy Coffman, Stogie Maker, Competitor In Trapshoots, Is Victim
     Charles Monroe (Roy) Coffman, aged stogie maker and longtime competitor in the Vandalia Grand American trapshoot, was fatally injured Wednesday night when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Locust St., and Third Ave., near his home, 530 Third Ave.
     Driver of the automobile which hit him was a resident of the same house in which Mr. Coffman resided with his sister, Mrs. Kate Cherrington. He is Herbert O. Pepper, Instrumental music director of the Gallipolis schools, who was exonerated of blame on testimony of three witnesses.
     Death came to Mr. Coffman at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been taken in the ambulance of Miller's Home for Funerals. Fractured skull was the cause of death.
He was the third traffic fatality in five years in Gallipolis, the second having been Nancy Lynn Schaffer, 2, nearly three weeks ago.
     Evan Plymale Jr. and Howard Letts, in one car, and Merrill Null, in another car, were the only witnesses in the accident. Police said that Pepper was going south on Third Ave. about 30 miles an hour, and that Mr. Coffman left the east side of Third Ave. walking across against the light. Pepper saw the pedestrian within 10 feet of his car, Gallipolis police said, but couldn't stop. Mrs. Clyde Ingels, who resides on the upper corner of Third and Locust toward Fourth Ave., telephoned the police.
     Born to James Monroe and Elizabeth Chick Coffman at Clipper Mill, the decedent had spinal meningitis when he was three years old, and, as a result, was a deaf mute. Slender and of erect bearing, Mr. Coffman "conversed" with his friends by means of a pad on which he wrote statements and on which rejoinders were written.
     He was well educated in a Columbus school. He manufactured stogies at his home and personally delivered many boxes of them to dealers in Gallipolis. He had orders to fill at the time of his death. His late father, a one-time Gallia County farmer, was a prominent fruit dealer in this area.
Besides Mrs. Fred Cherrington, he is survived by another sister Mrs. Effie Jackson of Jackson, who are the only survivors of nine brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at his late home, and the officiating minister will be the Rev. L. A. Donally, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, of which decedent was a member. Burial will be made by Miller's Home for Funerals in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth June 27, 1870; date of death September 30, 1948.]

Newspaper (prob. September 1948, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Chick file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                            Top of Page

Coffman, Cyrus P.

     Died June 21st in Johnson county, Indiana, Cyrus P. Coffman, aged 18 years, formally [sic] of Gallia county, Ohio. [...] Our young friend's death was caused from disease of the liver, which he had been troubled with to some extent during the last year. [...] He was an affectionate and kind son, a devoted brother, and possessed many fine traits of character [...] Romie, Pleasant View, Ohio

The Gallipolis Journal
July 6, 1865
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Coffman, James Osborn
     Mr. James Osborn Coffman died at Anniston, Alabama, at 4:30 pm., Monday, January 16, 1899. He was the son of Mrs. J. D. Hathaway, of this city, and was born on the Coffman farm, a few mile below this city, November 30, 1851. In 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hay, daughter of the late Hamilton Hay, who preceded her husband in death about one year ago. After the death of his wife, Mr. Coffman removed to this city and made his home with his mother.
     Besides his mother he leaves three brothers and three sisters, namely, Mr. George Coffman, of Astoria, Oregon; Mr. A. B. Coffman, of Shelbyville, Ind.; Mr. Roy Coffman, at home; Mrs. Harriet Kinder, Matron of the Marine Hospital here, and Misses Effie and Katie Coffman, at home. They, together with the aged mother, will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
     Mr. Coffman left this city last September and went to Birmingham, Ala., where he interested himself in the penny photograph business, and while there was taken ill with la grippe. He soon recovered, however, and went to Anniston, Ala., where he was taken with a relapse, and died as above stated.
     A telegram was received here on last Saturday announcing his serious illness, and on Monday another telegram announcing his death was received from Col. D. M. Coffman, of Rockwood, Tenn., a cousin of the deceased, who was at his bedside during a part of his illness and at his death.
     Instructions were at once sent to have the remains embalmed and shipped to this city, and they left Anniston on Tuesday evening, reaching this city Thursday noon over the Hocking Valley Railroad. They were met at the depot by Undertaker Wetherholt and a committee from the Knights of Pythias and conveyed to the home of his mother on Third Street, from where the funeral services were conducted on Friday morning by Rev. L. L. Magee, the burial following at Clay Chapel.
     Deceased was a charter member of Naomi Lodge, No. 55, K. of P., of this city, and the funeral services and burial were under its guidance, a large number of the Knights accompanying the body to the grave.

Gallipolis Bulletin
January 21, 1899
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Coffman, Josiah

     Died suddenly at his residence in Clay township, Gallia Co., Ohio, on Sunday, 22d inst., Mr. Josiah Coffman, aged about 52 years.

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

Coffman, Luelia

     Died, in Franklin, August 27th, of consumption, Miss Luelia Coffman; aged 21 years, 2 months and 7 days. (Followed by a lengthy poem and religious commentary written by Kate E. Robb, New Richmond, Ohio

The Gallipolis Journal
October 1, 1868
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Coffman, Mary

Death of Mrs. Mary Coffman
     Mrs. Mary A. Coffman was born Jan 25, 1856 and died Jan. 14, 1898, at 4 o'clock a.m. She was the eldest daughter of Hamilton and Elizabeth Hay. Her mother became an invalid when Mary was quite young and dying in a few years, left the care of the family in her young hands. Although only about fourteen years old at that time, she bravely met the responsibilities of her position and so far as lay in her power took the place in the family of the mother who had left her.
     On the 12th day of November 1879, she was united in marriage to Mr. J.O. Coffman by Rev. Hathaway of Patriot Circuit. She proved an excellent wife.
     About nineteen years ago, she was converted and joined the M.E. Church at Clay Chapel, removing her membership to Ohio Chapel after her marriage. At the latter place, she soon became one of the most prominent workers and seemed to be in the highest of enjoyment when engaged in religious work. For a time she served as S.S. superintendent and most of the time was a teacher in the S.S. She was an active Epworthian, but illness soon prevented her from continuing this as well as all other religious work.
     For many years she has been a sufferer, but as long as she was able to do so her household duties and her church works were not neglected; and few indeed knew that back of her smiling face were intense sufferings and that much of her work was performed when others would have left all undone. She has been confined to her home since July. Patiently she bore her afflictions, until the Master said "Tis enough, from up higher" and then bidding her companion a last "goodnight" she closed her eyes on earth and opened them in that land where suffering never comes.
     She leaves a husband, a father, two brothers, Emory and Reuben, both of Lawrence County; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Cole and Mrs. America Cooper, both of Dakota and a host of other relatives and friends.
     Sunday morning, Jan. 16th., funeral services were held at Clay Chapel, the sermon being preached by her minister, Rev. Jehu Rose. Loving hands laid her tenderly to rest in the midst of the dust of departed friends to await the coming of Him; who is the resurrection and the life.

[Note: burial Clay Chapel, Clay Township]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 14,1898
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                             

Coffman, Monroe (Roy)

Roy Coffman, Stogie Maker, Competitor In Trapshoots, Is Victim
     Charles Monroe (Roy) Coffman, aged stogie maker and longtime competitor in the Vandalia Grand American trapshoot, was fatally injured Wednesday night when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Locust St. and Third Ave., near his home, 530 Third Ave. Driver of the automobile which hit him was a resident of the same house in which Mr. Coffman resided with his sister, Mrs. Kate Cherrington. He is Herbert O. Pepper, instrumental music director of the Gallipolis schools who was exonerated of blame on testimony of three witnesses.
     Death came to Mr. Coffman at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Holzer Hospital, where he had been taken in the ambulance of Miller's Home for funerals. Fractured skull was the cause of death.
     Born to James Monroe and Elizabeth Chick Coffman at Clipper Mill, the decedent had spinal meningitis when he was three years old, and, as a result, was a deaf mute. Slender and of erect bearing Mr. Coffman conversed with his friends by means of a pad on which he wrote statements and on which rejoinders were written.
     He was well educated in a Columbus school. He manufactured stogies at his home and personally delivered many boxes of them to dealers in Gallipolis. He had orders to fill at the time of his death. His late father, a one-time Gallia County farmer, was a prominent fruit dealer in this area. Besides Mrs. Fred Cherrington, he is survived by another sister Mrs. Effie Jackson of Jackson, who are the only survivors of nine brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. sunday at his late home, and the officiating minister will be the Rev. L. A. Donally, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, of which decedent was a member. Burial will be made by Miller's Home for Funerals in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Unknown publication in Brossard Library in Gallipolis
Sept. 29, 1948
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI 

Coffman, Rose

Death of Miss Rosalie Coffman
Miss Rose Coffman, making her home with Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Guthrie above town, died this morning at 3 o’clock. The funeral services will be conducted from Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie’s Saturday at one o’clock p.m., the interment following at the old Guthrie burying ground above George’s Creek conducted by Wetherholt.
     Miss Coffman was a sister of Mr. Gus Guthrie’s late wife and made her home with her sister until her death, since which she has made her home with Mr. Guthrie’s parents and had charge of their little girl. She was about 20 years old and an exceedingly fine young lady.
     She was a member of the Baptist Church and very devoted to her religious belief. Her trouble was consumption, but she was not considered dangerously ill until a few days ago. She was a daughter of Mr. John T. Coffman and the family came from Big Sixteen in Mason county. Mr. Gus Guthrie was summoned last night from Beury, W. Va., and several other relatives are expected to be present.

[Note: 10/28/1876 - 11/16/1897. She was the daughter of John Thomas & Columbia Jane Whitehead Coffman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 16, 1897

Death of a Young Lady
Miss Rose Coffman, living with Mr. Frank A. Guthrie and wife, at Kanauga, Ohio, sick for sometime with pneumonia, died at 3:00 a.m., this morning. She was about twenty-one years old, and a most estimable young lady; and was to have been married during this month to Mr. Fred Summers, of Gallipolis, Ohio.

The Weekly Register
Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Wednesday, November 17, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron