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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

Hood, Bessie [Lemley]

Mrs. Hood, 69, Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Bessie Lemley Hood, 69, wife of Henry Hood and a resident of Upper River Rd., died in Holzer hospital at 12:45 a.m. today. She had been a hospital patient for 17 days and had been in failing health for several months.
     Mrs. Hood was a native of Cheshire twp., and was one of nine children born to the late James and Cora Ralph Lemley. Brothers and sisters who survive are Mrs. Bertha Shaver of St. Albans, Mrs. Allie James of Bidwell Rt., Leland Lemley of Cheshire, Ray and Leslie Lemley of Gallipolis, Ralph of Fostoria and Rex of Circleville. Another sister, Mrs. Robert (Belva) Harrison, died in September, 1951.
     She was united in marriage to Henry Hood on June 22, 1907 at Kygerville by Squire Boice. The husband and five children survive, Mrs. Edna Butterfield, Mrs. Kathleen Allen, James and John Hood, all of Gallipolis and Harold Hood of Cheshire. A daughter, Geraldine, died in infancy. There are 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. Hood was a member of the Poplar Ridge Church and joined in 1921. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Chester J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 3, 1961

Hood Rites Sunday
     Services for Mrs. Henry Hood will be held at the Poplar Ridge Baptist church at 2 p. m. Sunday, Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate. Pallbearers, all grandsons, will be James and Michael Allen, Glen and Junior Lawson, Bon and Larry Hood and Allen Romaine.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, March 4, 1961
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hood, Ella L. [Mulford]

Ella L. Hood, 86, Gallia Native Dies
     Ella L. Hood, 86, widow of C. E. (Perry) Hood, died in Hopedale Rest Home, New Boston, at 4:10 a. m., Thursday. Funeral services at 11 a. m. Saturday at Lynn Funeral Home, Portsmouth will be followed by burial in Mound Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Mr. Groby of Portsmouth officiating.
     Mrs. Hood was born in Gallipolis June 7, 1869, the daughter of George and Frances Patterson Mulford. She is survived by two sons, Charles of Huntington and Norman of Clarksburg, W. Va., and two granddaughters.
     Friends may call at the funeral home in Portsmouth after 6 p. m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Friday, January 21, 1955
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hood, Goldie A. [Allen]

     Goldie A. Hood, 91, of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at the Holzer Senior Care Center. She was born on December 11, 1913 in Leon, W. Va., daughter of the late C. B. and Sarah Elizabeth Keefer Allen. She was married to James A. Hood who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Faith Baptist Church in Rodney, Ohio.
    Surviving are a son, Allen (Anne) Romaine of Gallipolis, and a daughter, Sandra (Fred) Wybenga of Tallmadge, Ohio; Five grandchildren, David Romaine of Carlsbad, Calif., Pam Thatcher of Norfolk, Va., Susan Paden of Chattanooga, Ten., Tom Wybenga of Seattle, Wash., and Tim Wybenga of Portland, Ore.; Twelve great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Donnie Hood in infancy; Two brothers, Roscoe Allen and Carl Allen.
     Services will be on Thursday, July 7, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
     Pallbearers will be Jim Allen, Mike Allen, Tim Wybenga, Tom Wybenga, Gene Huffman, Hugh Graham, Lester Plymale and Dale Paden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Rodney, Ohio.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 5)
Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hood, Henry Asbury

H. A. Hood, 80, Succumbs After Illness
    Henry Asbury Hood, 80, a retired coal miner, and farmer, who resided at 1818 Eastern Ave. died at 1:30 a.m. today in Holzer Hospital. He had been hospitalized for 37 days.
     Mr. Hood was born in Cheshire twp. March 31, 1886, son of the late Asbury and Elizabeth Winegar Hood, one of seven children. Those surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fife of Rt. 1, Cheshire, Mrs. Nora Ohlinger of Massillon, and Mrs. Jessie Carle and Mrs. Mina Amos, both of Cheshire.
     His marriage was to the former Bessie Lemley on June 22, 1907, who preceded him in death on March 3, 1961. Five surviving children are James and John Hood, Mrs. Roscoe (Kathleen) Allen, and Mrs. Edna Butterfield, all of Gallipolis, and Harold Hood of Cheshire. A daughter preceded him in death. There are 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
     Mr. Hood was a member of the Poplar Ridge Free Will Baptist church and Little Kyger Grange. Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the church on Wednesday. Rev. C. J. Lemley of Rutland will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 11, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hood, James A.

     James A. Hood, 72, 2010 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center. Born April 21, 1912, in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, son of the late Henry and Bessie Lemley Hood, he was a 15-year employee of the Gallipolis sewage treatment plant and worked for 20 years in construction.
     He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church and a member of the Carpenters’ Union Local in Point Pleasant.
      He married Goldie Allen, who survives, on Nov. 17, 1940, at Greenup, Ky. Also surviving are a son, Allen Romaine of Gallipolis, a daughter Sandra,  [printing not legible],  great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Butterfield and Mrs. Kathleen Allen, both of Gallipolis, and a brother, John of Gallipolis.
     He was also preceded in death by a son in infancy, by a sister in infancy, and by a brother, Harold.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Faith Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 11)
Wednesday, September 12, 1984

Hood, James A.

     The Rev. Chester Lemley will officiate at funeral services for James A. Hood, 72, 2010 Eastern Ave., Gallipolis, who died Tuesday.
     The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Wilbur Dennis, Carl Boggs, P. D. McCreedy, Curtis Wiggins, Tom Stutes, Clinton Smith, Ross Northup and Lester Plymale. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 6-9 tonight

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 13)
Thursday, September 13, 1984
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hood, Levi Asbury

Death of Asbury Hood
     Mr. Ashbury Hood, a well known farmer of Poplar Ridge, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 3 at 2 o'clock, after long suffering with paralysis.
     Besides his wife, he leaves seven children--Mrs. Everett Darst and Mrs. Will Graves of Middleport, Mrs. Lind Clark, Mrs. Ross Fife and Henry Hood of this place and Misses Mina and Jessie at home, also one brother, John, of Virginia and one sister, Mrs. Cash Winegar, of Middleport, all were at his bedside when God called him.
     He was well liked by all who knew him and will be greatly missed at his home and elsewhere. He was a member of the Jr. O.U. A. M. Lodge, which conducted the burial in the Poplar Ridge Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...Levi A. Hood born Dec. 18, 1856 in IN; died Dec. 3, 1911 in Gallia County; aged 64 years 11 months and 15 days. Parents: Harry M. Hood (NC) and Diana Carroll (OH).]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, Dec, 7, 1911
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Hood, Ashbury

Death of Asbury Hood
     Died at his home on Poplar Ridge Levi Asbury Hood, Dec. 3rd, 1911 at 2 o’clock A.M. from paralysis, aged 54 yrs. 11 months and 15 days. He was born in Adams Co., Ill. Dec. 18, 1856 and came to Ohio with his other, brother and two sisters in the year 1869 and has been a resident of Gallia Co. almost continuously since.
     He was united in marriage to Elizabeth J. Winegar in the year of 1879 to which union were born two sons and seven daughters of which one son and six daughters survive. In addition to the wife and seven children, fourteen grandchildren, one brother and one sister survive him to mourn their loss. He was loved by all who knew him but most by those who knew him best.
     The funeral was held at the Poplar church on Dec. 5th, services conducted by Rev. W. J. Fulton. Burial by Undertaker Demaine of Middleport. The order of Junior Mechanics conducting the services at the grave.

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, December 13, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hood, Ruth

     Mrs. Ruth Hood, 54, a resident of 1125 Sunset Drive, Gallipolis, died Tuesday afternoon in Holzer Medical Center. She was a saleslady at Cox's Department Store before retiring because of ill health. Mrs. Hood was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Canton, Ohio, daughter of the late James R. and Ruth Marie Grossman Cullen.
     Two sons, Johnny Hood, Gallipolis and Gary Hood, at home, survive. Two grandchildren survive. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Clifford (Zella) Peltay, Massillon, and Mrs. Jon (Harriet) Stough, Canton. One brother, Grant Cullen, Canton, survives.
     She attended First Baptist Church and was a member of the Gallipolis Emblem Club and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Died Mar 11, 1975]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 1975
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page

Hooffstetter, Xenia [Blazer]

Xenia Hooffstetter
     Xenia Mildred Hooffstetter, 82, a native of Gallia County, died in Mt. Carmel Hospital on Tuesday, April 28, 1992. She was born on March 27, 1910, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jay Blazer, Gallia County. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Myers Funeral Home in Groveport at 11 a.m. Saturday. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 until 11 a.m..

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 30, 1992
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Hooper, Mary

     HOOPER--At Cheshire, Ohio, September 7, 1884, Mrs. MARY HOOPER. She was born at Gallipolis, January 1, 1842, was at her death aged 42 years 8 months 7 days. She joined the church at the age of 16 years and was a faithful member until death.

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

Hoover, Flora Belle

Miss Flora Hoover's Body Brought Here For Last Rites
Services at Clay Chapel 1 p.m. Thursday
     Miss Flora Belle Hoover, who spent most of her life in Gallia County, died yesterday at the home of her nephew, Judson Martt, near Zanesville. She had been an invalid for about a year following a fracture of her hip and death was said to have come from a chronic heart ailment.
     She was the daughter of Franklin and Margaret Bryan Hoover and was 78 years old the past June 15. She never married and for years made her home with her twin sister, Mrs. W. H. Martt at Raccoon Island. After the latter's death in 1930 she stayed on with Mr. Martt and since his death in 1939 she has lived with her niece, Mrs. Flora Martt Harding at Delaware and the nephew in whose home she died. They are her only immediate survivors.
     The body was brought here today by Elias Wetherholt and funeral services are set for 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). They will be conducted by Rev. H. W. DeWolfe at Clay Chapel where she was a member. Burial will be in Mound cemetery.

[Note: From Tombstone 15 July 1864 - 7 July 1946]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Hoover, Lavina [Bishop]

Mrs. P. H. Hoover Dies At Alice
Rites 2 Thursday At Fairview, Burial At Franklin
Mrs. P. H. Hoover, a native and lifelong resident of Huntington Twp., died at 5 p.m. Monday at her home a mile from Alice. Death resulted from a stroke suffered last Thursday.             
     She was 82 on January 31. Mrs. Hoover is survived by her husband, who formerly for many years conducted a store at Alice. They were married 60 years ago.
     Mrs. Hoover was a daughter of Alexander Bishop and Tabitha Bishop Davidson. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma Shively of the same community. A daughter, born to the Hoovers, died after attaining maturity.
     Funeral will be held at 2 Thursday at Fairview. Interment will be made in Franklin Cemetery by Butler-McCoy.

[Note: 1/31/1863 - 2/13/1945, Age 82 yrs. 12 das. Her spouse was Phillip Henry Hoover.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, February 13, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hopewell, Faye [Weatherford]

Mrs. Faye Hopewell
     After suffering for more than a month with pneumonia, Mrs. Faye Weatherford Hopewell, aged 29, passed to her reward last Monday at her home in Waterloo.
     Mrs. Hopewell was born December 1, 1909, at Waterloo, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weatherford. After graduating from high school, she, with her family moved to Springfield where she met and married Julius Hopewell. She and her husband resided at Springfield until last Spring when she returned to her old home at Waterloo.
     She is survived by her husband and parents and two sons, Jimmy and Larry, aged 4 and 14 months, respectively.
     Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Waterloo M. E. Church of which she was a member. Rev. O. L. Hall, of Wellston, had charge of the services. Interment was at Neal cemetery at Mudsoc.

[Note: From death certificate: date of death January 2, 1939; mother's name Roxie Elliott.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1939, Gallipolis and/or Ironton) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Elliott file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page

Hopkins, Mary Fay

     In this city, December 24th, Mrs. Mary Fay, wife of Mr. James H. Hopkins, in her 52nd year.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan 3, 1877
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Hoppes, Tawley

Crushed Out
Was the Life of a Little Boy Under a Heavy Wagon

     Last Saturday afternoon, Master Tawley Hoppes, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoppes, residing in Maple Shade, lost his life in a peculiar manner. Mr. Charles Clendenin, who lives near the Keller farm was coming to this city with a wagon loaded with baled hay, and while passing the Hoppes residence, Tawley, bright, active, and full of play, determined on a short ride. Unnoticed by Mr. Clendenin, he grasped the frame of the wagon bed at the side, and holding on by his hands, he was thus being carried along when his hold gave way. He fell under the wagon and the heavy hind wheel passed over his head and neck, crushing the former and breaking the latter. Some neighbors witnessed the accident and hastened to the scene, but when the little boy was picked up every spark of life had left the body. It was a sad scene indeed, and the parents have the sympathy of all.
     Rev. L. L. Magee and Rev. Jemison conducted the funeral services from the Epworth M. E. Church Sunday afternoon and Wetherholt had charge of the burial.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, November 15, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Horan, Donald G.

     Donald G. Horan, 67 Gallipolis died Thursday, May 28, 1998 in the Holzer Medical Center emergency room.
Born Jan. 20 ,1931 in Cincinnati, son of the late John Rae and Dolores Mary Clementa Horan, he was retired from the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He was a member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge 107.
     Surviving are his wife, Bette Null Horan, whom he married March 15, 1975 in Gallipolis; three daughters, Donna Woods of Fairfield, Beverly Olevares of Boston, Mass., and Joann Lewis of Taylor Mill, Ky. Six grandchildren, three brothers, John Rae Horan and Ronad Charles Horan, both of Cincinnati and Vincent Patrick Horan of New York. Several aunts and uncles and several nieces and nephews. His father-in-law, Ernest E. Null of Gallipolis. Two sisters-in-law, Barbara (Jack) Richards and Barbara Dabney both of Gallipolis, and a brother-in-law, Merrill E. Null of Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Horan and Virginia Eileen and by a grandchild.
     Services will be 9 a.m. Monday in the St. Louis Catholic Church with Monsignor William Myers officiating.    Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Monday. A prayer service will be conducted in the funeral home at 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday Times Sentinel
May 31, 1998
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover                                                                  Top of Page

Horger, Mayme

Death of Mrs. Harger [Note: Horger]
     It is with much regret that we record the death of Mrs Mayme Harger, wife of Mr. Charles Harger, living beyond Rodney in this county. The sad event occurred Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, 1911. Mrs. Harger was well known in this city, having clerked for her father, Mr. G.W. Brothers, in his store on 3rd Avenue and also was a pleasant saleslady at Mrs. Sach's Ten Cent Store for a long time. She was taken ill last March with tuberculosis which terminated her bright young life at the early age of 24 years.
     She is survived by her father, a prominent citizen, her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Albert Merriman of this city and Mrs. Floyd Baxter of Allegheny and brothers Curtis of Baltimore, Fred somewhere in Kansas and Charles at home; also by a half brother, Mr. H.F. Brothers, merchant of this city.
     She was united in marriage only last November with Mr. Harger and was a member of the M.E. Church. Her funeral services will be conducted at Rodney M.E. Church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning by Rev. George W. Brown of that church, the internment following at Mound Hill Cemetery by Hayward.
     She was of sweet and amiable disposition that endeared her to all with whom she became associated, and her death will be sad and regretful news to all who hear of it. Many friends have marked the course of her illness in sorrow, hoping from day to day, that the ravages of her disease might be checked and the hand of death stayed and seeking by every means to encourage her and render her kind attentions to make her days on earth sweet and peaceful and they will continue to hope that is may be hers to enjoy a blissful eternity with Him who gave her life and endowed her with the sweet attributes of character that made her life a lovely one.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Aug. 19, 1887; died Sept. 12, 1911. Parents George Brothers born WV and Jemima Elliott born Ohio. She is buried at Mound Hill Cemetery as Mayme B. Horger]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, September 13, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Horner, Lawrence

Lawrence Horner Dies This Morning At Steubenville
Lawrence W. Horner, born and reared here, who, starting “from scratch” became an assistant vice president of the Weirton Steel Company, died this morning in the Ohio Valley Hospital at Steubenville. News of his death was received by his sister, Mrs. Chester Leaper, now the only survivor of the children of the late William Horner.
     Lawrence and wife and son, William, lived at 768 Woodlawn Rd., Steubenville. He was operated [on] a week ago last Saturday night. Funeral services and burial will take place at Steubenville Wednesday afternoon. The surviving son is 20 years and is a medical student.

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

Horner, Oakley Marcena [Deardorff]

Mrs. W.A. Horner is Suddenly Stricken
Death Came Unexpectedly Sat. Funeral Services Tuesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. horner, who passed away Saturday afternoon, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2;30 o'clock, at her late home by Rev. George Sagen of the First Baptist church, of which she was a devoted member. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt & Sons.
The death of Mrs. Horner came as a shock to her family and a host of friends. Believed to have almost entirely recovered from an attack of pneumonia, she was fatally stricken by a cerebral hemorrhage as she was being dressed for the first time since her illness.
     As Oakley Deardorff, Mrs. Horner came here as a young woman with her parents from up the Kanawha, her birthplace having been near Seary, Putnam, Co., and had resided in Gallipolis ever since. She was the wife of the late Will Horner, whom she followed in death in two days less than a year, Mr. Horner passing Feb. 8, 1930.
     Surviving are a son Lawrence, of Steubenville, a daughter, Miss Norma, at home, and one grand son, Billy Horner. She also leaves these brothers and sisters: C.R. Deardorff and Mrs. H.L.Cadot of Columbus, W.P. and Miss Nan Deardorff, of this city.

[Note: b. 12/25/1858, d. 2/7/1931 from Wetherholt Funeral Records]

Unknown date and publication
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Horner, William

William Horner Dead
     William Horner, 72, for 19 years past master carpenter at the O. H. E., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1930, in the Holzer hospital. Funeral services were Monday at his late home here by Rev. Sagen, interment following in Pine Street Cemetery. Mr. Horner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oakley Deardorff Horner, a son, Lawrence Horner, of Steubenville, and a daughter Miss Norma Horner, at home.

The Gallia Times
Thursday, Feb. 13, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Horten, Sarah

     Mrs. Sarah J. Horten, an old lady aged 65 years, and an inmate of the Infirmary died last night. The funeral will occur late this evening at Mound Hill. Hayward & Son in charge.

[Note: Oct. 1839 – 6/19/1903. Her last name could be spelled Horton.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Saturday, June 20, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hott, Flora Gleo [Morton]

Services Tuesday For Mrs. Hott
     Mrs. Flora Gleo Hott, who was born and spent many years of her long life in Gallipolis, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Smith in Bradrick (Chesapeake post office). She was the widow of Thomas Hott and was in her 89th year. The body was brought to the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons, where friends may call after 7 o’clock this evening. There the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Rev. Mel Efaw of Chesapeake. Burial will be in Pine St. Cemetery.
     Mrs. Hott had been in a frail condition for a long time and gravely ill and even in a coma for some days. Death was caused by a heart condition. Mrs. Hott was the last survivor of eight children of Henry and America Lowry Morton and was born in Gallipolis Sept. 28, 1858. She and her sister, the late Mrs. George W. Hamilton, and her brother, Oscar Morton, were all married in the house at 345 Third Ave., now occupied by Mrs. Catherine Bunce and her father, Ed A. Neff.
     For many years of her widowhood, Mrs. Hott lived with the Hamilton family and after the death of her sister, she lived with her nephew, Ned Hamilton, here. She had been at Chesapeake or Bradrick the last three years. Mrs. Hott was a Presbyterian and a woman of fine character and tenderly devoted to her kinfolk and friends.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 13, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hott, Harry

Death Of Harry Hott
     Mr. James Hott received a telegram Sunday from Columbus, announcing the death of his brother, Mr. Harry Hott, in that city at 8 o'clock a.m. August 11, 1901. He had been ill for four weeks with typhoid fever and while better died from a relapse to a worse condition there Tuesday.
     He was a son of the late S.H. Hott, Infirmary Superintendent and a jolly good natured man, probably between 40 and 50 years of age, whom everyone liked. He left a wife, whom he married at Columbus and a stepchild and was at the time of his death interested through his wife in a large wholesale liquor house. He had been quite a politician in the Republican headquarters in Columbus.
     He left two brothers, Mr. Tom Hott of Marceline, MO and James Hott, of this city, the latter of whom went to Columbus this morning to attend his funeral services. His home was here until recent years and he left a wide circle of friends here.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 12, 1901
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Hott, James P.

Jas. P. Hott Dead
Former Well Known Gallipolis Citizen Passes at Columbus
     James P. Hott, who moved to Columbus some fifteen years ago with his family, and has since resided there at a care taker of Indianola Park, died this (Tuesday) morning at his residence. A telegram to that effect to Squire Watts, his brother-in-law, does not state the cause of the death, but it was probably a hemorrhage, as he has been having them.
     Mr. Hott leaves a widow – Miriam Watts before marriage -- and two adult daughters, one marries. The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at Columbus in the North Methodist church. The death of Mr. Hott will bring regret to many Gallipolis people. His brother Tom lives at Marceline, Mo.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, p. 1
Tuesday, June 16, 1914
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page

Hott, Motier L.

Tribute of Respect
The following preamble and resolutions were adopted by Ariel Lodge, No. 156, I.O.O.F. of Gallipolis, Ohio, at the last meeting.
Whereas; An overruling Providence hath seen proper to remove from amongst us, by the hand of death, our well beloved brother Motier L. Horr, therefore;
Resolved, That in the death of brother Motier L. Horr, this Lodge has lost a good and true hearted Odd Fellow, and one who was ever ready to aid his unfortunate brother,
Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the parents, brothers and sisters of the deceased, and hereby tender them a heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement,
Resolved, That the Lodge room be decorated in mourning for the space of thirty days as an evidence of our respect for our departed brother.
Resolved That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be forwarded to the parents of our deceased brother.
Respectfully submitted, Jas. Harper; Jas. Hannan, Daniel Calohan.

[Note: The name is spelled Hott on cemetery database.]

The Gallipolis Journal
April 21, 1870
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hott, Nancy Rebecca

Death of Mrs. Nancy Hott
     Mrs. Nancy Rebecca Hott, widow of the late Samuel H. Hott, died at her home on Fourth Street, Monday morning at 3:35 o’clock. Mrs. Hott was in her 66th year, and had been an invalid for the past year suffering with dropsy.
     She was married in Highland County, O., to her late husband, coming here in 1860, and will always be remembered as a lady of a kind disposition and with many friends.
     She leaves three sons - James P., Thomas F., and Harry A. Hott to mourn their loss. The funeral was held at her late residence Wednesday afternoon, Rev. P. A. Baker, of the M. E. Church, officiating, Mrs. Hott having been a member of that church for the past twenty odd years. The burial was at the old cemetery.

The Bulletin
Saturday, January 7, 1893
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Hott, Nancy Rebecca

Death of Mrs. S. H. Hott
     Mrs. Nancy Rebecca Hott, widow of the late Samuel H. Hott, whose illness has been frequently mentioned by us, passed away at her home on Fourth Street, in this city Monday morning at 3:15, January 2nd, 1893.
     Mrs. Hott had been in an invalid condition for a number of years, and for the last thirteen months quite ill for the most of the time with dropsy, and had had several operations performed for her relief. Her maiden name was Patton and she was united in marriage with Mr. Hott March 13, 1849, in Highland county, coming here in 1860, and will be well remembered as the Matron of Gallia County Infirmary, Mr. Hott having been Superintendent for seven years, and known too, as one of the kindest hearted and most charitable of women. During her long and distressing illness she never complained, but was always cheerful, and the writer who passed her house almost daily would see her sitting by the open window when the weather would permit, and, where she was most comfortable, owing to her distress for her breath, ever wearing a pleasant countenance and with an ever ready salutation for all who might pass.
     She was in her 66th year and had been a member of the M.E. Church for twenty five or thirty years. She leaves three sons__James P. Thomas F., and Harry A. Hott to mourn their great loss of a kind and affectionate mother. Harry, the youngest, and single, remained at home with her during her long continued helplessness, and administered to her every want and comfort with the greatest kindness and attention, and so far as their duties permitted them all rendered every service and kindness, and made her last days, days of love and close affection.
     The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. P. Baker at her late residence (hour not yet set) due notice of which will be given. The burial will be conducted at the old cemetery by Wetherholt.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Boatman, of Highland County, Mrs. Hott’s niece and husband are here in attendance upon the funeral services and her son Thomas, of Marceline, Mo., has been telegraphed for and is expected.

January 14, 1893
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hott, Thomas

Tom Hott Dead
     Mrs. George Hamilton received word Tuesday notifying her of the death of her brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Hott at Marceline, Missouri, his death occurring yesterday morning. He was a brother of James Hott buried last Friday in Columbus and an excellent man. He was stricken with paralysis recently from which he did not rally.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 24, 1914
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Houchins, William Charles

Mr. Houchins Dies Suddenly
     William Charles Houchins, 60, a resident of Rt. 2 Vinton, died suddenly Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Krawsczyn in Middleport. He was born Sept. 1, 1902 at Clifftop, W. Va., son of the late Ivester and Margaret Cooper Houchins. His marriage to the former Jessie Bostic took place in 1924. He had been a resident of the Vinton community for 18 years.
     Two daughters and a son who survive are Mrs. Wilma Hall of St. Albans, W. Va., Mrs. John (Billie Jo) Krawsczyn of Middleport and Steve Houchins of Gallipolis. There are four grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters who survive are Claude of Chicago, Ill., James of Anstead, W. Va., Mrs. Hilda Crest of Lookout, W. Va., Mrs. Gertrude Morrison of Winoma, W. Va., Mrs. Violet Meadows of Fayetteville, W. Va. and Mrs. Irene Jones of Scarboro, W. Va.
     Mr. Houchins was a member of Hilltop Methodist church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Vinton Methodist Church. Rev. Jack Stutler will officiate and burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park under the direction of the McCoy Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 20, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Houck, A. Ross

A. Ross Houck, 67, Died Here This Morning
Rites 2 Thursday At Lincoln Ridge Methodist Church
     Alva Ross Houck, aged 67, whose home is on Lincoln Ridge (Crown City R. D. 1), died at 3:05 this morning at the Holzer Hospital. He was brought there at 4:45 Monday afternoon suffering from a bowel obstruction, but death may have been hastened by complications.
     Mr. Houck was a native of Harrison Twp., a son of Abraham and Rachel Green Houck, and was born August 11, 1876.  He was united in marriage here on Oct. 12, 1911 to Ella Foster, sister of Dr. N. Howard Foster of this city. She survives him and other survivors are a son, William, and his wife, who live at the parental home; a daughter, Mrs. Delmas Mink of the same neighborhood; a brother, Grant Houck of Leesburg, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. George Martt of Crown City R. D.
     Funeral services will be held at the Lincoln Methodist Church, of which decedent was a member, at 2 o'clock (slow time) Thursday, with Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. Burial in Mound Hill Cemetery by Stevers. After 6 o'clock this evening the body will be at the home and friends may call there then.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 15, 1944
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards

Houck, Alta [Fellure]

     OBITUARY - Alta Fellure Houck, daughter of Henry and Osa Fellure, was born Aug. 2, 1889, and died April 12, 1925, aged 25 years, 8 months and 10 days. She was married to Chas. Houck on Sept. 2, 1918. To this union were born the following children: Eileen, Ferril, Lorain and Chauncey, living and one infant son who preceded her to the Great Beyond only a few days before the Master called "Mother" to come and be with it.
     She was converted and joined the Siloam church in her youth and lived a Christian life until death. She was of a very quiet disposition, and kind to every one, her life showed that she knew Jesus and while it is so hard for us to understand why our Father would come into the home and take Mother from her dear companion and children we will have to say, "His will be done." She leaves besides her husband and children, father, mother, four brothers, and a host of relatives to mourn their loss.
     Although she will be missed by all, let us remember her as one of God's redeemed ones gone to inherit the home prepared for her, and may each of her dear ones, left behind, so live when the death angel comes for them they may all be prepared to go and clasp glad hands with Alta, in that blessed home where there will be no more good byes, no heart aches, no suffering, no broken ties, but all will be joy and gladness forever more.

Oft our hearts are filled with sorrow,
As we journey day by day;
But when we get home up yonder,
God will wipe all tears away.
Precious friends who have departed,
From this weary vale of tears
Will be waiting there to greet us
Safe at home, thru endless years.

Card of Thanks - We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Rev. Earl Cremeents for the consoling words, to those who sent flowers, to the singers, and to all friends who showed us kindness in the illness and death of our wife and daughter.
               Charles Houck
               Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fellure

[Note: Buried Centenary Cemetery, Green Twp]

Gallipolis paper
April 12, 1925
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Houck, Alta [Fellure]

Young Mother Dead
     Mrs. Alta Houck, wife of Mr. Charles Houck, died at the home on Mill Creek Sunday, April 12th, after several days’ illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Northup Tuesday afternoon, with interment following at Centenary cemetery. Mrs. Houck, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fellure, leaves her husband, four little children, her parents and four brothers, Clay, Lee, Ira and Stanley, all of Gallia county.

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 16, 1925
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page

Houck, Angelina

Mrs. Houck Dead
Mother of Capt. H.E. Houck Passes to Great Beyond
     Mrs. Angelina Houck passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.L. Saunders, at 10:30 (this) Saturday morning, April 9, 1918, after seven weeks illness with complications resulting from a fall. She was 77 years of age.
     Mrs. Houck was a daughter of Jacob and Margaret Blazer of a family of 15 children, eleven of whom survive. She was born in Green Township. She was married to Hiram Houck 60 years ago and they resided in Walnut Township until 1904, when they moved to this city, Mr. Houck dying six years ago. To them were born two children, Capt. H.E. Houck and Mrs. M.L. Saunders of this city.
     The deceased was a good Christian lady, becoming a member of the M.E. Church 56 years ago, was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor, loved by all who knew her. The funeral will be conducted from the Saunders home at 2 p.m. Monday by Rev. R.O. McClure, with interment at Mound Hill Cemetery by J.W. Myers.

[Note: Death Certificate--Angeline Houck born July 18, 1841; died April 6, 1918 Gallia County, daughter of Jacob Blazer and Marguerette Cottrell. Hiram Houck born July 18, 1833; died Aug. 13, 1912 Gallia County, the son of Gabriel Houck and Prudence Pritchet. Angeline and Hiram were married Oct. 24, 1861 in Gallia County. He also is buried in Mound Hill.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 6, 1918
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Houck, Asa Edwin

Houck Rites Set Sunday
     Funeral services for Asa Edwin Houck, whose sudden death shocked the city yesterday, will be held at 4 p. m. Sunday at the residence 150 First Ave. He died at 11:20 a. m. after an illness of three days. He was nearing his 57th birthday.
     Early this week Mr. Houck had worked at his post as packing foreman in the Wood Novelty Shop on Sycamore St. Then as always he was the personification of jollity and none of his associates suspected that death was near.
     Asa Houck was born on Lincoln Ridge May 13, 1891, a son of Robert H. and Eliza Ann Folden Houck. On Sept. 6, 1911, he and Marie Belcher were united in marriage here by Rev. Benjamin Dunn. They had lived in the home where he died since 1918.
     Survivors include the widow, two sons, Robert and John of this city, three grandsons, William, Tommie and Eddie Houck, and these brothers and sisters,
     Homer Houck, Lincoln Ridge, Cyrus Houck, Kanauga, Earl Houck, Rolfe, Iowa; Mrs. Finley (Grace) Chevalier, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Sherman (Gusta) Carter of Oregon.

The Gallia Times (Pg. 1)
Saturday, May 1, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Houck, Bessie

Mrs. C. E. Houck, Clay Tp., Dies Of Injuries Received In Collision Below Wellston
Elderly A. R. McFarland Is Other Victim---Gallia County Folk Were Returning From Wellston, Where They Winessed Wellston-Gallipolis Football Game.
     As the result of a collision at the junction of Routes 75 and 327 at Roads (Berlin) two miles south of Wellston last night, A. R. McFarland, 85, of Jackson was instantly killed and Mrs. Charles E. Houck of Bladen R. D. received internal injuries that caused her death at 8 o'clock this morning at the Holzer Hospital.
     Mrs. Houck was riding with her daughter, Miss Marjorie Houck, teacher at Chambersburg , and they were accompanied by their youngest daughter and sister, Pauline, and Don Plymale of Clipper Mills. Plymale received a scalp wound. The Misses Houck, the younger a junior in the high school here, escapted virtually unscathed, as did Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McFarland Jr. of the Jackson car.

Hemmorhages Fatal
     Mrs. Houck reached the hospital in an ambulance at 1:15. She was given blood transfusions and operated and had the attention of surgeons and physicians for hours, but to no avail. The purpose of the operation was achieved, it was said, but death resulted from the patient's loss of blood.
     The Houck party, with Marjorie at the wheel of her Chevrolet, was returning home from Wellston, where they saw the Wellston-Gallipolis game. The McFarlands had been attending church services at Berlin and had started home. Jackson authorities say the Houck car driver did not observe the stop sign. After the cars came together they rolled into one heap in a ditch. Dr. Smith of Wellston gave first aid to the injured woman. Pete Saunders brought the Misses Houck and Plymale here.
     Mrs. Houck (Harriet Bessie) was 56 years old last March. She was a daughter of of the late Wiley Unroe and was born near Mercerville. She and husband lived near Providence church in Clay tp. She was a sister of John W. Unroe of this city and Raymond of Dayton. Surviving children are Goldie of Dayton, Reba, who is chef at the Walgren drug store, John of Ohio tp., and the two previously named.
     Funeral Director C. R. Halley of Mercerville took charge of the body early this afternoon. McFarland funeral rites will be held at 2 Tuesday in the Holiness church at Jackson, Undertaker Mayhew said.

[Note: dates from stone at Ridgeland cemetery, Guyan Twp., 1884-1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
Fall 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Houck, Charles Ellsworth

C.E. Houck Killed
Seat Breaks And Clay Twp. Man Falls Beneath Cutter-Bar
Mrs. Houck Was Killed Nearly 6 Years Ago In Highway Accident - Since Then Mr. Houck Has Lived Alone.
     Charles E. Houck, 65, well-known Clay Twp. farmer, was the victim of a strange and horrible tragedy late Tuesday p.m. on his farm near Providence Church. While cutting grass the seat of his mower broke off and he fell to the ground with the harness lines around his shoulders. Thus pressure was brought to the bridle bits in such a way to cause the team to veer to one side and move in a short circle or circles.

Owen Call Responds

     To a call for "help" Owen Call who lives just across the road from the accident scene, quickly responded. He is said to have been startled by what he saw and turned to summon others. He found Mr. Houck enmeshed in the lines and flat on the ground with the shoe of the cutter-bar resting on his head. The team had stopped but not until they had dragged the helpless driver an undetermined distance, with the result that one side of his face and scalp were bruised and even mangled, it is said. Mr. Houck was removed to his home and soon passed away without regaining consciousness, but it was surmised that the pressure of the cutter-bar shoe inflicted the fatal injury.
     Dr. Paul Foster, coroner, went down and looked at the body. The accident to the mower's seat had happened, it appeared, as the machine was crossing a ravine.
     Mr. Houck lived alone since the death of his wife, who was the victim of an equally shocking tragedy of Nov. 8, 1940. Tribune readers will recall that she - Harriet Bessie Unroe, sister of John W. Unroe of this city - was fatally hurt two miles below Wellston when the car in which she and her daughter, Marjorie, were riding collided with another car. A.R. McFarland, 85, of Jackson was killed in the same accident.
They were returning from a Gallipolis-Wellston football game at Wellston.
     The Houcks were married Sept. 22, 1904. Mr. Houck was born near Pawpaw Church, in Ohio Twp. March 29, 1881, a son of John W. and Nancy E. Brothers Houck. He is survived by these children: Raymond Houck, a welder in the Aeronica factory at Middletown and a resident of Germantown R. 1; Golda and Pauline Houck, Dayton; Marjorie, Circleville; Mrs. Reba Cramer, Vinton R.1; John Houck, in the U.S. Army and stationed in New Jersey. There is one grandchild, Marjorie Jo Houck. Also surviving are a brother and two sisters; Emmett Houck, Martins Ferry; Mrs. James Plymale, Spruce St., this city, and Mrs. Samuel Littrell, who lives near the Houck home. Raymond, a former owner of the Shartz Grill, arrived here this morning, having motored through from his home and John was expected at any hour this forenoon.
     The body was taken to C.R. Halley's mortuary and the funeral was set tentatively for 2 p.m. Friday at Mercerville Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial in Ridgelawn cemetery.

[Note: From Stone 1881 -1946]

Gallipolis paper
Date Unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith

Houck, Charles Ellsworth

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever Gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the full clutch of circumstance
I have not winced or cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

     Thus might the words of Healey in his beloved, Invicitus, might well be applied to him whose life we pause today to pay our humble tribute and respect.
     Charles Ellsworth Houck, son of John W. and Nancy Ellen Houck was born in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio, March 29, 1881 and fate decreed that for the next 65 years of his natural life, was to be spent in the vicinity of his birthplace. Though his fame and fortune should not be known afar, yet in the circle that bounded his influence, was well known and highly respected.

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

Houck, Charles O.

     GALLIPOLIS - Charles O. Houck, 69, of Crown City Route 1, died in Holzer Hospital at 11:20 a.m. Friday where he had been a patient since Aug. 7. A retired state highway and Gallipolis State Institute employe, Houck had been in failing health since May 1.
     Born in Guyan Twp., Houck was the son of the late Strother and Nellie Swindler Houck. He is survived by his second wife, Goldie Myers. His first wife, Alta Fellure, died in 1918. Other surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Eileen) Donnally, Gallipolis, and Mrs. Lee (Lena) Clark, Dayton; five sons, Farrell of Springfield, Loren of Dayton; Chauncey of Gallipolis; Charles of Hilliard; and Dean of Dover, Dela.
     Three brothers, Garland of Crown City Route 2, Lee of Gallipolis, Clarence of Massilon; three sisters, Mrs. Omer Prose and Mrs. Lawrence Shaw of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Donald Hardesty of Crown City Route 1; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     The funeral service will be held Monday, 3 p.m., at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Charles Lusher of Chillicothe officiating. Burial follows in the Centenary Cemetery near Gallipolis. Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Athens Messenger
Sunday, August 20, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Houck, Cyrus G.

Cyrus Houck, 85, Succumbs
     Cyrus G. Houck, 85, died Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He had been a patient there for six weeks. Mr. Houck was born in Harrison Twp., on June 29, 1878, son of the late Robert and Elizabeth F. Houck. He was one of nine children.
     He is survived by his wife, Rosa Florence Saunders Houck, whom he married on Jan. 2, 1909 in Pt. Pleasant, and three brothers and sisters, Homer Houck, Northup; Earl of Ames, Iowa; and Mrs. Grace Chevalier, Gallipolis.
     Mr. Houck was twice married. His first wife, Lillian Puckett, whom he married in 1901, died on Dec. 22, 1906. Mr. Houck was a member of the Lincoln Chapel Church, Modern Woodman Lodge, and Junior Order of United American Mechanics.
     In his early years, he worked as a stove molder in Gallipolis and Huntington. In 1914, he joined the H. C. Whitmer Co., in Gallipolis (household products) and remained with that firm until his retirement in 1957. He was also employed at the Gallipolis State Institute.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley, Addison, will officiate. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery, Addison. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 17, 1964
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Houck, Florence

     Mrs. Florence Houck, 92, a former resident of Kanauga, died at Norworth Convalescent Center at Worthington, Ohio Monday afternoon. Mrs. Houck, a former school teacher, taught at the Kanauga school and was also principal of that school.
     She was born in Kentucky on Sept. 21, 1881, daughter of the late David and Marietta Miller Saunders. She was married to Cyrus Gilbert Houck. He preceded her in death June 16, 1964. She moved to Columbus in 1967. She and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Maxwell, lived together at 38 Sunnyside Lane in Columbus until Mrs. Houck’s health failed. She then went to the convalescent center last June, after a stay in Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
     In addition to Mrs. Maxwell, another sister, Mrs. Elva M. Wolfe of Columbus survives. She was a member of Gallipolis First Baptist Church, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be a 1 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. C. J. Lemley will officiate and burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery at Addison. Friends may call at Miller’s on Thursday between 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Houck’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the cancer fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 18, 1973
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Houck, Gradon Errett

Gradon Houck
     PORTSMOUTH - Gradon Errett Houck, 72, formerly of Rt. 3, Gallipolis, died Saturday Jan. 12, 1991 at Heartland of Portsmouth, in Portsmouth. He was born Nov. 14, 1918 to the late Mason Franklin Houck and Verna Ethel Wallace Houck in Gallia County. He was a self-employed trucker and was a lifetime member of VFW post 4464. He attended the First Church of God, and was a World War II Army Veteran.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Patricia) McGawl, of Springfield, and Mrs. Chuck (Dawn) Hill, of Mercerville; one son: Michael Houck, of Glenford; one sister: Mrs. John (Beulah Belle) Mitchell, of Gallipolis, four brothers: Wallace and Noah Dale, of Centenary, Ben, of Ironton, and Wendell, of Portsmouth; and two grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Willis Funeral Home with pastor Dale Vollmar officiating. Burial will be at the Ridgelawn Cemetary. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
Sunday, January 13, 1991
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Houck, Harold Bryan

     Harold B. Houck, 77, died Saturday in Springfield, Ohio. He was the son of the late George and Mirah [Mariah] Baker Houck and was born in the Lincoln Ridge area, Gallia County. He was the last survivor of his family.
     He married Lexie Berridge in 1918. She preceded him in death in March, 1935. To this union two children were born Mrs. William Ruff (Avonelle), Springfield, and Bernard Houck of Columbus. Most of Mr. Houck’s adult years were spent in Springfield, where he retired from Robbins Myers several years ago. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Woods Aliqier Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, with graveside services at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 12)
Monday, November 25, 1974
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Houck, Capt. Hiram E.

     Funeral services for Capt. Edgar Houck, 64, one of the best known residents of Gallia County, who died suddenly from coronary thrombosis at his home here Wednesday night, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family residence on Garfield Avenue, Rev. W. S. Westerman of the local Methodist church conducted religious rites and several fraternal organizations gave ritual services.
     Capt. Houck was born in a log house still standing on Lincoln Ridge in Walnut Township. His parents were Hiram and Angeline Blazer Houck, Dec. 18, 1895, he was married to Miss Annie B. Hall, a neighbor. They became the parents of Orlan G. Houck of Athens, representing a Glouster coal company, Charles N. Houck, connected with Standard Oil Co. at Chillicothe; Mrs. Thais Baker, wife of Irving Baker of the State Highway Department, Cleveland.
     Following Mrs. Houck's death, he married Miss Sarah Frances Sigler of Gallipolis, who survives him.
Capt. Houck was successively engaged in timber buying, metal working, milk and cream buying for a Pittsburgh company and later in insurance. He was successful in all and acquired a competence.
     During the World War he took a local company overseas, and following the Armistice was granted a major's commission in the U. S. Reserve Corps.
     Houck was a member of the local Methodist church, Jr. Order United American Mechanics, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, American Legion, Disabled War Veterans and the four local Masonic bodies. He was president of the county organization of township trustees and clerks, and was active in all civic movements.
     Pall bearers were John C. McNealey, J. Ed Mills, C. M. Yeauger, Charles G. Arthur, Silas E. Gilbert, Craig Slagle, W. L. Troth, Herbert A. Cardwell. Several state and national officers of the Jr. Order United American Mechanics were in attendance. Capt. Houck had long represented that organization as Ohio delegate in national meetings.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin

Houck, James Henry

     James Henry Houck, 72, of Bladen died at his home at 8:15 a.m. today.  He had been ill for an extended period, and his death was expected.  Houck was a farmer until ill health forced his retirement.
     He was born on Jan. 8, 1885, in Harrison twp., the son of the late Vinton and Ladotia Chick Houck.  He was married to the former Miami Montgomery, who survives along with three sons, James and Billy of Gallipolis and Marlin of columbus.  One son, Charles Franklin, preceded him in death. Other survivors are a brother, Noel of Bladen, and three grandchildren. 
     Funeral services will be held at Bethel Methodist church, back of Bladen, at 2 p.m.  Wednesday.  Rev. Roscoe Moore will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Stevers Funeral home.  Friends may call at the late home after 6 p.m. Monday and until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Aaron Bryan, Sheldon Gilmore, Shannan Gilmore, Charles Hamilton, Elmer Holcomb and Delbert Gilmore.

[Note: b. 1885 d. 1957]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Houck, John

     The venerable John Houck, whose serious illness mention was made in Friday's paper, died at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home between Thivener and Mercerville. He was 84 years and 10 months old and had many relatives and countless friends, especially in the lower part of the county.
     He is survived by his wife, Mary Neibler Houck, who is one year younger. They were married August 30, 1873, and their 60th wedding anniversary was celebrated on Sept. 4, 1933, and was attended by 175 relatives, neighbors and other friends.
     Mr. Houck was the last of his generation of the Houck family, his brother Vinton, having died during the period of the recent flood.
     Seven children survive: Charles Houck, California; Ira and George Houck, Columbus; Mrs. Ezra Harrington, Gallipolis; Mrs. Sophia Williams, Pataskala; Mrs. D. O. Davies, Lancaster, and William Houck, London.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Nick church at 11 o'clock Tuesday, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial there by C. R. Halley.

[Note: Death Certificate: John William Houck born April 30, 1852; died March 20, 1937, 84 years 10 months and 20 days of age.  Parents: Henry Houck (born VA) and Betsy Ann Burnett (born NC).
Death Certificate for his wife: Mary Magdaline Houck born July 29, 1853; died April 1, 1940; 86 years 9 months and 2 days of age.  Parents: Father Charles Neibler; Mother Barbara Shafer]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 22, 1937
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin and F. K. Brown                                                  Top of Page

Houck, John W.

     John W. Houck, 83, a well known resident of Tean's Run near Bladen, died Sunday morning. His wife died last fall, and since that time he resided with a daughter, Mrs. Sam Litteral. Two daughters, Mrs. James Plymale of Clipper Mill and Mrs. Litteral, and two sons, John and Charles Houck, survive their father. The funeral was Tuesday at Mina Chapel by Rev. McCarley, interment by Undertaker Coleman Halley.

[Note: from stone 29 Feb 1840 - 13 May 1923]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Houck, Laura V

In Memory
     Laura V. Houck, daughter of John A and Fannie Pritchard, was born Oct. 26, 1868 and departed this life March 21, 1930, at the age of 61 years, 4 months and 25 days.
     At the age of 16 years she became a member of the Baptist Church at Mt. Zion Chapel.  She was united in marriage to Geo. W. Halley June 20, 1885, who preceded her in death.  To this union were born 5 daughters, all of whom are living.
     She was married to Vinton Houck Nov. 22, 1908, who still survives.  She leaves to mourn her loss five daughters, Mrs. Allie Thomas, Mrs. Emma Riley, Mrs. Gertrude Morse, Mrs. Pearl Lyons, Mrs. Doris Shriver, all of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, J. Elmer Pritchard, of Gallipolis, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Exxie Clark (?) of Huntington, WV and six grandchildren.
     She bore her long suffering patiently; was grateful to all who administered to her.  All was done that tender loving hands could do, and angels said "Come, your work on earth is ended, enter thou into the Kingdom."

No one knows the silent heart aches,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that is borne in silence
For our dear Mother whom we loved so well.

More and more each day we miss you,
Friends may think the wounds are healed;
But they little know our sorrows
That lies within our hearts concealed.

Mother, dear, we are so lonesome,
For we miss your smiling face;
But you left us to remember
None on earth can take your place.

You bid no one a last farewell,
A loving voice said: Come!
And with farewells unspoken
You gently entered home.

    Short services was held at the home in Columbus by Rev. McGibbon.  Her remains were taken to Beth Cemetery near Bladen where services were conducted by Rev. Radford, interment by Coleman Halley.

Gallipolis Paper
March 21, 1930
Transcribed by F.K.Brown                                                                              Top of Page

Houck, Lexie Irene [Berridge]

Houck Funeral Tomorrow
     Funeral services for Mrs. Lexie Berridge Houck, who died Wednesday in a hospital at Springfield, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Berridge, on Clay Lick, where remains were brought yesterday, by Rev. W. W. Wilbur. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery by W. W. Phillips of Waterloo.

[Note: 8/27/1899 – 3/6/1935; Age 35 yrs. 6 mos. 14 das. She was the daughter of Andrew J. & Margaret Tucker Berridge and was married to Harold B. Houck per death certificate.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 8, 1935
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Houck, Lillian E. [Puckett]

Death of Mrs. Houck
     Mrs. Cyrus Houck, 26 years old, and an estimable lady, died at the Farm Hotel, kept by Jacob Larimer on First avenue, Saturday evening, December 22, 1906. The funeral occurred on Monday at Providence Church, Harrison Township, Rev. H. B. Lewis, of Gallipolis, officiating.
Burial was also at Providence, Wetherholt officiating.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, December 26, 1906
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Houck, Margaret [Frye]

Mrs. Houck Died Today In Dayton
     Mrs. Garland Houck died today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ethel Wallace, in Dayton. Known to be hopelessly ill, Mrs. Houck (the former Miss Margaret Frye) and her husband worked at the O. H. E. She resigned because of poor health several months ago and Mr. Houck left about a month ago to take her to Dayton. Paul---an only child---died in 1933.
     The body will be brought to the home of Mrs. Omer Prose, Mr. Houck's sister, on upper Fourth Avenue tonight. C. R. Halley, Mercerville undertaker, is to bring the body here. Tentative funeral services call for rites at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, with interment in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth May 15, 1907; date of death October 30, 1942; father Frank Frye; mother Erma Hysell.]

Unknown publication
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Houck, Mary Maude

Mrs. Alva Houck Died This Morning
Rites To Be Held At Mercerville At 2 Saturday
     Mrs. Mary Maude Houck, wife of Alva Houck, died at 1:30 this morning at their home in Mercerville, after a lingering illness. Her age was 65 years, 7 months, 8 days.
     Mrs. Houck is survived by these children: Mrs. L.O. Clary, Garfield Avenue; Mrs Oscar P. Sheets and Fred Houck, Huntington; Perry Clay Houck, Columbus; Mrs. Ruby Sheets at the Houck home; Carleton E. Houck, Gallipolis; Eugene Houck, Mercerville. An infant son preceded the mother in death. There are two surviving sisters, Mrs. Fannie Campbell of Bladen and Mrs. Ed Rainer of Rio Grande and nine grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday, with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery by F.L. Stevers.

[Note: From Funeral Home...died Sept. 17, 1942.]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Houck, Mary [Neibler]

Elderly Widow Of John Houck Passed Monday
Funeral Service To Be Held At St. Nicholas At 2 Thursday
     Mrs. Mary Neibler Houck, aged 86, one of the oldest residents of Harrison tp., died at 4:40 Monday morning at her home near Bailey Chapel. She was the widow of John Houck, who died March 20. 1937. Their wedlock lasted more than 63 1/2 years.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas at 2 o'clock Thursday, in charge of Rev. Jennings Cremeens. Burial at same place by C. R. Halley.
     Mr. and Mrs. Houck were married Aug. 30, 1873, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 4, 1933, with a party attended by about 175 relatives, neighbors and other friends. They are survived by these children:
     Charles Houck, Gridley, Calif., Ira and George, Columbus; William Houck, Plain City; Mrs.Eva [?] Harrington and Mrs. D. O. Davis, Gallipolils, Mrs. Victor Williams at home. There is one brother, John Neibler, Thurman. At the time of the anniversary party there were seven grandchildren, 30 great granchildren and 32 great great grandchildren.

[Note: date of death, 1 Apr 1940]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 2, 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Houck, Mason F.

Mason Houck, RT. 1, Crown City, Claimed
     Mason S. [F.] Houck, 69, a resident of Rt. 1, Crown City died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home after an extended illness. He was born in this county March 12, 1895, son of the late Noah and Mary Danner Houck. He is survived by his wife, the former Verna Wallace and the following children Wallace, Gradon and Noah Dale, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. John Mitchell of Bulaville, Buford of Ironton and Wendell at home.
     Brothers and sisters surviving are Thomas of Columbus, Lando [Orlando] and Mrs. Vance Clark, both of Florida. Jasper, John, Roscoe, Mrs. Robert Queen, Mrs. Paul Reese, Mrs. Allen Baker, all of Gallipolis, Mrs. Olen Green of Springfield and Rev. Labon Houck of East Prairie. Mo. There are 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Pleasant, and Mrs. Wealtha [Wealthy] Brodess.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Church of God in Gallipolis. Rev. Cecil Maybe will officiate, and burial will follow in Ridgelawn cemetery under the direction of the F. L. Stevers Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon, and until the hour of the service.

[Note: Died April 3, 1964]

Gallipolis Tribune
April 4, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden

Houck, Miami

Mrs. Houck, 74, Is Found Dead By Son
     Mrs. Miami Houck, 74 widow of J. Henry Houck, was found dead at her Rt. 2 Crown City home at 6:30 p.m. Saturday by a son. Mrs. Houck was born in Ohio twp., on Sept. 18, 1887 and spent all of her life there. She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Martha Evans Gilmore.  Her husband died a few years ago.
     Three sons who survive are Billy, an official of an insurance company and James, at attache of a loan company, both of Gallipolis, and Marlyn of Proctorville.  There are five grandchildren.  A surviving sister is Mrs. Bessie Gothard of Rt. 2 Crown City.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Methodist church.  Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the F.L. Stevers Funeral home.  Friends may call at the late home until the hour of the service.

[Note: Born:  Sept., 18, 1887; Died: 1964]

Unknown publication & date (scrapbook)
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Houck, Roger Lee

Head Injuries Prove Fatal To Roger L. Houck, Age 18
     Roger Lee Houck, 18, of 425-½ Second Ave., died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in University Hospital, Columbus, of head injuries suffered in a motorcycle-car accident Thursday in Columbus. Houck had been admitted to the hospital with massive head injuries after the collision at the 11th Ave. entrance to the Ohio Expositions Center. His condition had been critical since he entered the hospital.
     Born Oct. 1, 1948, in Gallipolis, he was the son of Wallace and Opal Darlene Haffelt Houck. Both survive and reside in Gallipolis. A 1967 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, Houck, it was reported, had been in Columbus seeking employment, had secured a job with Western Electric, and was enroute to Gallipolis at the time of the accident.
     Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Gary (Bonnie) Ritchie, Gallipolis; and Mrs. Keith (Betty) Blankenship, Lima; and two brothers, Floyd Houck, Columbus; and Fred Houck, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God by the Rev. Leo McQuaid of Chesapeake. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals Tuesday afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 7, 1967

Survivors of Victim Listed
     Roger L. Houck, 18, Gallipolis, who died Sunday in University Hospital, Columbus of injuries suffered last Thursday in a motorcycle-truck accident in Columbus, was the son of Wallace Houck and Mrs. Opal D. Woodyard, and resided with his mother at 425-½ Second Ave. The Tribune Monday listed the victim as the son of Wallace and Opal Darlene Haffelt Houck, which was improper, and the Tribune regrets the error.
     Houck was a 1967 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and had secured a job in Columbus with Western Electric. He was enroute home at the time of the accident. He had planned to enter the Air Force in October.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God by the Rev. Leo McQuaid of Chesapeake. Burial will be in Crown City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Miller’s Home for Funerals.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 8, 1967
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Houck, Strother T.

Crown City Farmer Died Sunday Eve
     Strother T. Houck, 89, a retired farmer, died at his home Rt. 1, Crown City (Rocky Fork community) at 7:55 p.m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for two years and was serious for two days prior to his death.
     He was born in Clay twp., on Nov. 4, 1871 the son of the late Richard and Lucinda Gilmore Houck. His marriage to the former Nellie Swindler took place on Feb. 26, 1896 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1953.
     Children who survive are four sons and three daughters, Charles and Garland Houck, and Mrs. Don (Margaret) Hardesty, all of Crown City, Lee Houck, Mrs. Omer (Anna) Prose, and Mrs. Lawrence (Pluma) Shong, all of Gallipolis, and Clarence Houck of Massilon. Two sons, John and Homer died in infancy.
     There are 16 grand and 23 great grandchildren. Surviving brothers and a sister are Shannon Houck of Yellowtown, Edward Houck of Vernon, Fla., and Mrs. William Redifer of Columbus. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
     Mr. Houck was a member of the Mercerville Baptist church and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Charles Lusher and Rev. Owen Dillon will officate and burial will follow in Ridgelawn cemetery under direction of Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home Tuesday afternoon and until the hour of the service.

[Note: died October 22, 1961]

Unknown publication-found in scrapbook
Unknown date
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Houck, Thomas Carlton

Houck Baby Dies
     Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Houck's baby, Thomas Carlton, born at the Holzer Hospital about noon Thursday, died there at 9:30 Friday morning. Brief services were held at 10 today at the home of the bereaved father's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Clary, 212 First avenue.  E. E. Caldwell was in charge. Burial at Ridgelawn cemetery at Mercerville.
     Mr. and Mrs. Houck (Louise Pferdehirt) moved from here to Jackson about six weeks ago. Their first child died about a...[the remainder is missing.]

[Note: dates from stone, b 31 Oct 1940, d 1 Nov 1940]

Gallipolis newspaper
Nov.1, 1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Houck, Vinton

Aged Vinton Houck Died Last Evening
     Vinton Houck died about 6 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of his son, Noel, back of Bladen. Death was due to the infirmities incident to his advanced age of 86 years.
     He is survived by three children in addition to the one named: Henry Houck, Mrs. Eustace Sowords and Mrs. Eva Lewis, all of Bladen. There is one surviving brother, John Houck, Harrison tp. Decedent's wife died 45 years ago.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Nicholas church at 1:30 Tuesday. Burial there by Stevers.

[Note: Tombstone dates are 1850-1937]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Houck, William Robert

     William Robert Houck, 77, of 150 First Ave., Gallipolis, died Wednesday morning at Holzer Medical Center. He was born on May 18, 1912 in Gallipolis, son of the late Asa E. and Marie (Belcher) Houck.
     He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was a trustee. In addition, he was a charter member of the Gallipolis Kiwanis Club, a life member of the Gallipolis Elks Club, a retired city employee, and the founder and owner of the Wood Novelty Shop.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, John Edward Houck.
     Survivors include his wife, Ruby (Evans) Houck, whom he married on July 26, 1933 in Catlettsburg, Ky.; three sons, John Thomas Houck of Ironton, James Howard Houck of Columbus, and William Robert Houck II of Marion, and seven grandchildren.
     Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Cremeens Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bob Kyser will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Pallbearers will be Gene Brown, Rick Howell, Wayne Niday, Bill Smeltzer, Bill Standish and Luther Tracy. Friends may call at the chapel today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Organ Fund of the First Presbyterian Church.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Thursday, November 9, 1989
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Houlsworth, Belle

     Miss Belle Houlsworth, of Rio Grande, who was taken to the Athens Hospital for treatment about two weeks ago, died at that institution last Monday morning. She was 53 years of age. The remains were brought here Tuesday evening, and the burial took place at Rio Grande Wednesday.
     Three members of the Houlsworth family, the father and two daughters, have died within the past six weeks. Only one member of the family survives, Mrs. John W. Shires of Rio Grande, and she has the sympathy of the entire community.

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

Houlsworth, Blaine

Blaine Houlsworth
     Mr. Blaine Houlsworth died at Philadelphia of spinal meningitis Thursday of last week. He was a son of Mrs. Joseph F. Martin, was 19 years of age and a fine young man with a host of friends around Rio Grande, where he was raised. He had intended joining the navy and was stricken down while making preparations to enter the service. A brother, Joseph F., who joined the navy, died at Newport, Rhode Island, two years ago.
     The remains arrived here at noon last Friday accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Jos. F. Martin, who had gone to him as soon as they learned of his illness. They were taken to Rio Grande by Hayward & Son, where the funeral services were conducted Sunday by Revs. Gordon and Davis. Amid a profusion of floral tributes and in the presence of a large assemblage of his boyhood friends he was laid away to eternal rest. He was a great favorite and his untimely death is deeply regretted by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Vol. XXXVI, No. 23
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Houlsworth, Ruth

Death of Ruth Houlsworth

     Miss Ruth Houlsworth of Rio Grande, a most estimable lady, sister of Mr. Samuel Houlsworth, who died last week and an old Academy student under Mr. Sears, died Sunday morning about 3 o'clock. Her funeral and burial were conducted this Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. We will have something more about her sad taking off tomorrow.

[Note: Born March 27, 1839, died Dec. 15, 1901. Buried at Calvary Baptist Cemetery in Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 16, 1901
Transcribed by F. K. Brown

Houlsworth, Ruth

     Miss Ruth Houlsworth, of Rio Grande, died last Sunday morning after a short illness from pneumonia. She was about 63 years of age and was a sister of the late Samuel Houlsworth, who preceded her in death but a few days. The funeral and burial took place Monday afternoon, Rev. W. J. Fulton officiating. The deceased leaves two sisters, Mrs. John W. Shires, of Rio Grande, and Miss Bell Houlsworth.

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 20, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Houlsworth, Samuel

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

The Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, December 18, 1901
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

House, Elizabeth [Elswick]

Widow of Henry House Dies
Rites Set for 2 Sunday
     Mrs. Elizabeth House died about 5 o'clock this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Spear on the Chillicothe road after a long period of ill health. She was the widow of Henry House, whom she married in Jackson in 1868. He died May 27, 1926 and Mrs. House had no immediate relatives. She was born in West Virginia, her maiden name being Elswick, but her entire married life was spent here. Had she lived until May she would have been eighty-eight years old. Five years ago when she became bedfast she went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Spear and she has been tenderly cared for by them.
     Arrangements are being completed by W.W. Phillips of Waterloo and funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Baptist Church with Rev. George Sagan officiating. Burial at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 5, 1937
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

House, Gen. Geo.

     Died, in this city, on Saturday night last, Gen. Geo. House, in the 87th year of his age.—Gen. House moved to Gallia County in 1814, since which time he has been prominently connected with the interests of this portion of the State, having frequently served his fellow citizens in the Legislature, and often elected to other positions of trust and honor in the county.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 7, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

House, George

Death Claims Prominent Citizen
Gen. George House Expires Suddenly at Battle Creek after Short Illness, Leaving Countless Friends and an Estate of $50,000
     Gen. George House died at Battle Creek, Mich., Friday, August 9, 1907, where he had gone for treatment. The news of his death was a great shock to his relatives and countless friends here, because it was supposedly said that he was recovering his health. The remains arrived here Monday noon and were taken to the residence of his niece, Mrs. Chas. King, where the funeral services were held that afternoon by Rev. Gibson, of Pt. Pleasant, under the auspices of Rose Commandery. The Elks also attended the funeral as a body and the remains were laid to rest in Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward & Son.
     Gen. House was passed 70 years of age. He was a fine specimen of manhood and enjoyed perfect health until about two years ago, when he suffered an attack of "shingles" and has never been well since, though this summer he was greatly improved. In his early days he steamboated on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries and later on went west spending several years there he returned to Gallipolis and purchase the R. L. Stewart insurance agency which he successfully conducted until about two years ago, when he sold out and retired from active business. He was a member of the Board of Equalization and the Board of Elections for several years and was first President of the Board of Public Service. He was an ardent Democrat and a great admirer of Bryan and in 1896 attended the state convention and was selected State Central Committeeman from this district. While he seldom took an active part in politics he was always ready to contribute to the cause.
     He was a great lover of the Park ended much toward its improvement. Always pleasant and courteous with a fine sense of humor he will be sadly missed by all his acquaintances he is survived by a brother Henry House, Mrs. Chas. King, and niece and cousins W. H., Frank J., Harry, Rose and Marry Vanden. He left and state estimated at $50,000 which he disposes of as follows: $75 per month to Henry House during his life, $20 to Mrs. Fanny King and $10 each month to Misses Rose and Mary Vanden, during the life of Mr. House and Mrs. King. At the death of Mr. House and Mrs. King, the estate is to be divided. W. H. Vanden gets 4 – 10: Mary and Rose Vanden 2 – 10 each, Frank and Harry Vanden 1 – 10 each. The will was executed July 24 and was witnessed by C. W. Hinking and John C Butz.

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 16, 1907
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Housh, Elizabeth [Thomas]

Elizabeth Housh Dies Wednesday
     Mrs. Elizabeth Housh, widow of Samuel Housh and Gallia County juvenile probation officer for 20 years, died at her home, 436 Third Ave., Wednesday evening after an illness of several months. Her husband had been a veteran of the Civil War.
     Mrs. Housh was born April 18, 1865 at Tyn Rhos, Gallia County, the daughter of the late Abraham and Elizabeth Jones Thomas. Surviving are one son, Edwin, Gallipolis; two brothers, Dan Thomas, Gallipolis, and Bay Thomas, Thurman; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Davis, Rio Grande, and two grandchildren and one great grandson. Four brothers preceded her in death.
     Soon after the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dan Thomas, she came to Gallipolis to care for her brother’s children -- Mrs. Aldeth Robinson, Loren Thomas and Mrs. Arthur Phillips. Mrs. Housh was a member of the Eastern Star, White Shrine, American Legion Auxiliary and the Methodist church. She was active in the annual Eisteddfod for a number of years.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tyn Rhos church with Rev. Paul Niswander officiating. Short services will be held at 12:15 at the Wetherholt Funeral Home before the body is taken to the church. Burial will be in the Tyn Rhos cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday until time of services Sunday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, December 17, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Houston, Joe

     On Tuesday evening of last week Joe Houston, colored and Fred Briars, white, the latter employed as teamster at the O.H.E., had a quarrel over a line fence at their homes in East Gallipolis. Following an altercation Biars shot Houston four times with a shotgun. He was wounded in the left arm, leg and body. The injured man was brought to the Holzer Hospital and on Friday his left leg was amputated in an effort to save his life. Houston died on Saturday morning. Biars was charged with second degree murder and placed in jail under $5000 bond. Houston leaves a daughter in Cleveland. He was about 70 years of age.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1863 VA; died April 3, 1926. Burial Pine Street Cemetery in Gallipolis Township. Wife: Ethel.]

Gallia Times
April 8, 1926
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Houston, Joseph Edward

J. E. Houston Dies at Home [of] John Fowler
Funeral Will Be Held At Tope Funeral Home At 7 Tomorrow Afternoon
     Joseph Edward Houston, aged 75, died, following a stroke, at 11 a.m. Sunday at 122 Fourth avenue, where he had made his home with John Fowler. Though rather frail, he had been about as active as usual up to and including Saturday.
     Mr. Houston was born and reared near Scottown but most of his years had been spent hereabouts. After the death of his wife, Mr. Houston sold the home they had built and long occupied near the entrance to Mound Hill cemetery.
     Surviving are three sons, Chloves of Columbus, John of Ashland, Ky., and Homer of Russell, Ky. Two children, Mrs. Electa Eblin and Curtis Houston, preceded him in death. A surviving brother, William, lives in Huntington.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Earl Cremeens at the Tope Funeral home at 1 o'clock Tuesday. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: From the death certificate date of birth October 26, 1864; date of death November 20, 1939; parents were unknown by the informant.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Nov. 20, 1939
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans                           Top of Page

Houston, William Edward

W. E. Houston Dies In Athens
     William Edward Houston, 81, retired Tribune employe, died in an Athens hospital at midnight Tuesday. He had been in failing health for several years and since his retirement had lived for a time in Kentucky, coming back to Ohio a few years ago.
     He retired from the Tribune five years ago and during his connection with the paper was engaged in circulation work which gave him a wide acquaintance in the county. Prior to joining the Tribune staff, he was with the New York Central railroad as a tie inspector, a position from which he retired.
     During most of his residence here he lived at Kanauga. He took an active part in community affairs and for many years was superintendent of the Kanauga Methodist Sunday School. He was a keen observer of the events of the world and took an interest in politics.
     Houston was a native of Arkansas, where he was born April 6, 1875, son of the late James and Jennie Barnard Houston. Early in his life, the family removed to Kentucky where he received his education. He is survived by a half-brother and half-sister, Tully A. Houston of Newport, Ky., and Mrs. Anna Belle Boyd of Winchester. He was preceded in death by three brothers.
     He was twice married. His first marriage was to Mary McGlosson of Olympia, Ky. His second marriage was to Hermae Spires of this county. He is survived by an adopted daughter, the former Mary Virginia Spires.
Graveside services will be held at the old Ashland, Ky., cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Friday. Friends may call at the Jaeger Funeral home at Athens.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, September 6, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hover, Fannie

     Died, in this city, on fhe 11th, of consumption, Mrs. Fannie Hover, wife of Mr. James E. Hover, aged 23 years and 28 days.

[Note: daughter of A. Greenwood]

The Gallipolis Journal

Howard, Catherine

Native of Gallia County Dies In Huntington
     Funeral serivces were held Thursday afternoon in the Baptist Temple Huntington for Mrs. Willis Howard, who died Tuesday at her home there, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Howard was a native of Gallia County, her name before her marriage being Catherine Williams. Surviving relatives are her husband, and a son, P. W. Howard, of Huntington, two brothers, Reece Williams, of Huntington and J. G. Williams, of Rio Grande, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Mosier of Cadmus. Interment was in Huntington.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 23, 1929
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Howard, Danny

     Zeb Danny Howard, 41, a resident of 4822 Cadillac Avenue, Detroit, Michigan and a native of Gallipolis, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 11. Mr, Howard was born in Gallipolis June 2, 1945, to Edna Howard, who survives and the late Zeb Howard. His father preceded him in death on May 7, 1978.
     While attending Gallia Academy High School, Howard led the GAHS Blue Devils to two Southeastern Ohio League football championships (1960 and 1962). He was named the Blue Devils' MVP in 1962 and was an All-SEOAL performer for three years from his fullback position. Howard still holds the school's all-time net yards rushing record of 2, 229 set during the 1960,1961 and 1962 campaigns. He attended Wilberforce University and was a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Howard was a transportation station employee for the City of Detroit.
     Surviving besides his mother, now of Detroit, are one brother, Francis Gregory, also of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Joy Anderson, Lemon Grove, CA; Mrs Karen A. Buffington, Gallipolis and Miss Shelley Howard, Detroit and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swanson's Funeral Home in Detroit. Services were held Friday, Aug. 15th at the funeral home. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery, Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Pallbearers were members of the City of Detroit Color Guard. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Edna Howard, 4175 Burns Street, Detroit, MI 48214.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 19, 1986 Page 3, Col. 1
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Howard, Hannah

Mrs. Hannah Howard Dies In Huntington
     Mrs. Hannah Howard, widow of the late MacDonald Howard of this city, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Thomas in Huntington after a sudden brief illness. She had gone to Huntington from her home here to spend a week with her daughter. She became very ill Friday evening and died Saturday evening.
      Mrs. Howard had thirteen children, six of whom survive. Besides the daughter with whom she was visiting, her children are: Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Mistie Boggs, Spencer, W. Va.; Mrs. Cassie Rayburn, Summitville, Ind.; Mrs. Virginia Cofer of Gallipolis and Frank Howard of Maggie, W. Va. Forty eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren survive.
      Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at her late home, 1129 Second Ave., by Rev. Venz. Burial was in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of George J. Wetherholt and Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, September 3, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Howard, Heber

Heber Howard Victim of Auto Accident
Cousin of Luther Howard of This City
     Heber Howard, a brother-in-law of Mrs. S. E. Gilbert and a cousin of Luther Howard of this city, was instantly killed in an automobile accident near Columbus Saturday evening when his car collided with another on a slippery road. Funeral services were to be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
     Mr. Howard, who was 44 years of age, was accompanied by a neighbor, A. A. Lewis who escaped injury, and was on his way to Buckeye Lake for a fishing trip. He was a Columbus Ice dealer, and a charter member of The South Gate Lodge of Masons. Besides a widow, he is survived by a son, mother and one brother.
     Occupants of the other car suffered minor bruises and cuts about their bodies, according to a newspaper report of the affair.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, June 16, 1925
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Howard, June [Roberts]

     June Howard, daughter of Samuel and Mary Roberts, was born Nov 2, 1821 near Wheeling, West Va., and with her [sic] Howard was the mother of six children, three of whom have preceded her in the better land. She united with the M. E. Church about 1855, and has ever since remained a faithful and compliment christian. Her affliction was of long duration but was never heard to murmur or complain. She died at her home in Walnut township, Gallia Co., Ohio April 2nd 1893 in the full assurance of an inheritance incorruptible and undefied and that fadeth not away. Her last words spoken on earth were, "Blessed Jesus, I will soon be at rest."
     The funeral took place from Mt. Zion church, April 3rd. Her bereaved family have the sympathy of a christian community. Funeral preached by Rev. Phillips.

Cease ye mourners, cease to languish
O'er the gaves of those we love;
Pain and death, dark night or anguish,
Trouble not the blessed above.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Howard, Leland D.

     Leland C. Howard, 85, of Fallbrook, Calif., died Aug. 11, 1990. He was born in Gallia County, Feb. 21, 1905. Memorial services were held Aug. 14 at Fallbrook Presbyterian Church with Rev. Stanley M. Reed officiating. Burial was in Eternal Hills Memorial Park Oceanside.
     He was married to the former Gertrude Evans of Gallipolis, who preceded him in death. A sister, Clarice Null, died Sept. 13 in Gallipolis. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Grover of Fallbrook; four sisters, Phyllis Trotter of East Liverpool, Ohio, Gertrude Slagle of Oak Hill, Marcella Long of Tompkinsville, Ky., and Ruth Johnson of Toledo; two grandsons; and four great-sons.
     Howard was in the grocery business for 41 years, having been manager at Safeway in Denver prior to retiring He had lived in Fallbrook since 1973 and was a member of the Fallbrook Senior Citizen Center.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, September 14, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Howard, Luther William

Luther Howard Dies On Friday
     Luther William Howard, 68, a native of Walnut twp., who resided at 21 Court St., died in Holzer hospital at 9 a.m., Friday. He had been a patient there since Feb. 23, and for most of that time his condition had been serious. He had been in declining health from complications for several years, and his condition worsened last October. He was widely known as a mechanic and during his active years was employed by several Gallipolis garages. He was a veteran of World War I.
     Howard was born on June 26, 1887, to the late William A. and Martha Tipton Howard. While he was a youth, the family moved to Bidwell and later became a resident of Gallipolis. He was married to the former Virgie McGonagle, who survives, on Dec. 21, 1920. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Roma) Thompson, Mrs. Edward (Lillie) Badger and Mrs. William (Amy) Jones, all of Columbus. Preceding him in death were three sisters and a brother, Eva, Ina, Laura and Albert.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wetherholt Funeral home. Rev. William E. Jones, a relative, will officiate, assisted by Rev. L. H. Stebbins. Burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m., Saturday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 9, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Howard, Mary Elizabeth [Hutchinson]

     Mary Elizabeth Howard, entered into eternal rest at her home at 10:20 A.M., June 5, at Bidwell, Ohio. She was the eldest daughter of Hezekiah and Ina Farris Hutchinson, born November 16, 1904.
     She was educated in Gallia County schools and joined the Cornith Missionary Baptist Church at an early age where she served faithful until her heath failed. She was united in marriage to Charles A. Howard on July 3, 1923, who preceded her in death October 8, 1945.
     She leaves to mourn her home going four sons, John A. Howard, Bidwell, Ohio; Clarence E. Howard, Dayton, Ohio; James W. Howard, Bidwell, Ohio and William H. Howard, Bidwell, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. Marianna Morgan, Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Bobby (Dorothy) Gordon, Gallipolis, Ohio and Mrs. Frank (Hazel) Young, Dayton, Ohio; daughters-in-law Charlene, Marie, Jacqueline and Judy, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Preceding her in death beside her husband, a son Charles H. (Tiny) Howard, daughter Margaret M. Bolling and step-daughter Mildred Morgan, 10 brothers and sisters.
     Survived by four sisters, Mrs. Lenore Howard, Gallipolis, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Bruce, Orient, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Watson, Jackson, Ohio and Mrs. Manda Keels, Oak Hill, Ohio; one brother, William L. Hutchinson, Sr., Jackson, Ohio. A host of other relatives and friends.

[Note: died June 8, 1989]

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

Howard, Mary W. [Neal]

Death of Mrs. Joseph Howard
     Mrs. Joseph Howard, who has been critically ill with ailments peculiar to old age, passed away at her home at McDaniel Cross Roads last evening. She is the mother of Mrs. William Miller, wife of the road contractor, and was a highly esteemed and most excellent old lady, whose death is mourned by a host of friends.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at, she was born March 18, 1841, died February 25, 1916, was the daughter of Thomas Neal & Belinda Allison, and was buried in Sandfork Cemetery in Walnut Twp.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday February 26, 1916
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Howard, Nora E. [West]

Mrs. H. Norman Dies In Columbus
Rites 2 Friday, Paint Creek Church, Pine St. Cemetery
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Paint Creek Baptist Church here for Mrs. Howard Norman, who died Tuesday at her home, 585 Keifer St., Columbus. Rev. A. A. Bass will officiate. [Burial at Pine Street Ceme] tery by Whittaker and Sons.
     One of Mrs. Norman’s children is Henry A. Norman, former principal of the Lincoln School, now a lieutenant in the army of occupation of Germany, whose home is at 828 Third Ave.
     Mrs. Norman was a native of Morgan Twp., 59 years old, and a daughter of Frank and Mariah West, both deceased. The family moved from Porter to Columbus four or five years ago, but the husband, who retired a few months ago, had long been employed as a porter in the Union Station.
     Surviving, besides the husband and the son mentioned are these sons: Hensel and Frank, at home; Hartley, 356 Monroe Ave.; Robert, 1435 Hawthorne Ave., Lt. Norman is now at home. He had completed a 45 days rest leave and was at the port of embarkation preparing to return to Germany when he received notice of his mother’s fatal illness. There are four surviving daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, two brothers, Frank West of Columbus and Alonzo of Porter, and a sister, McCreedy Lucretia Harris of Columbus.
Decedent was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Morgan.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, June 27, 1946
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Howard, Rachel [Pierce]

Mrs. Rachel Pierce Howard, 85, Dies
Funeral At Bethel
     Mrs. Rachel Pierce Howard, who was almost eight-five years old, died about 4:30 Thursday at the home of Mrs. Lee Arrington, Fourth and Neil avenues, where she had been cared for since early last fall. She was the wife of John Howard, who died in 1917. They had no children and Mrs. Howard leaves no immediate relatives, only several nieces and nephews survive. While Mr. Howard lived their home was in Ohio tp. And after his death she moved into Eureka and lived there for several years. She will be remembered by friends and neighbors as an estimable woman, and always kind to and considerate of others.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Bethel church, back of Bladen, at 11 o'clock Saturday morning by Rev. C. L. Thayer. Burial will be in the church cemetery by F. L. Stevens.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Howard, Wm. D.

On The Railroad By A.K. & M. Freight Train,
W.D. Howard a Gallia County Boy Loses His Life
     Wm.D. Howard, brakeman on a K.&M. freight train was in some manner knocked from his train about nine o'clock last night and killed. His remains were  brought here on the No. 1 passenger train this morning;in charge of Undertaker Tipnett, of Point Pleasant, who conveyed them to his widowed mother, Mrs. David Howard, an old soldier of Harrison Tp.
     He is said to have been one of the nicest young men in that township, unmarried and aged 22 or 23 years. He leaves a fond mother and two brothers Leroy and John and two married sisters; Mrs. Firman Thornton and Mrs. Richard Rader of Wellston, to mourn their great loss.

Gallipolis Journal
May 16, 1894
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Howe, Amasa

     DIED  - At his residence in Huntington township, Gallia county, O., Jan. 16th, 1853, Amasa Howe, Esq., in the 88th year of his age. He was born in Hampshire county, Mass., 1765. At the age of 15, 1780, in the darkest day of our country's prospects, he volunteered his youthful services for her defence [sic], endured the hardships of the camp and the perils of war for three years, till peace was proclaimed and the army disbanded. But by those who knew him he was revered and beloved more as a soldier of the Cross than of the Revolution. For 50 years and more he has been a faithful member, and most of that time an officer in the Christian Church. The approach of the King of Terrors excited no alarm. His faith in Christ remained unshaken as he entered the dark waters of swelling Jordan.
     He was the Father of 6 sons and 5 daughters. Three of his sons are in the ministry. He retained his powers, physical and mental, in a remarkable degree, to the very last, exhibiting scarcely any indications of second childhood. But his protracted pilgrimage has now closed, and he finds a safe retreat from the toils of life in the undisturbed slumbers of the tomb.

"His labors done, securely laid
In this his last retreat,
Unheeded o'er his silent dust,
The storms of life shall beat."

The Gallipolis Journal
February 10, 1853
Transcribed  by Eve Hughes

Howe, Rev. H. R.

     Rev. H. R. Howe, for many years the Presbyterian minister at Porter, this county, died on Saturday last at the advanced age of ninety-one years. Mr. Howe has been ill for a long time past. He was buried yesterday. We will give a more extended notice next issue.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, February 14, 1888

The Late Rev. H. R. Howe
     Last week we noted the death of the Rev. H. R. Howe, of Porter. Mr. Howe was born in Staunton, Vermont, in 1798, and came to Ohio when thirty years of age. He received his collegiate education at the Ohio University, Athens, and at Hamden Sydney College, Virginia. Upon finishing his Theological course, he was offered a lucrative position in Marietta, and also one at Richmond, Virginia, but preferred to serve his Divine Master as a Missionary of the Presbyterian Church, with headquarters at Porter. He served in this capacity until his advanced age compelled him to relinquish active labors. He was a hard worker in the ministry for considerably over half a century, and will be greatly missed in the field so long under his charge.
     Mr. Howe was married four times, and leaves six children, one of whom, Mrs. George Bratt, lives in this city. Truly, a good man has been gathered to his fathers.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, February 21, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Howell, Anna [Gates]

Wife of Dr. R. A. Howell Dies At 4:15 P.M. Tuesday
Rites 2, Friday At Residence At 661 Second Ave.
     Mrs. Anna Gates Howell, wife of Dr. R. A. Howell, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at their home on the corner of Second and Spruce. She had been an invalid for several years and during that period nothing was left undone to prolong her life or to add to her comfort.
     Mrs. Howell, a sister of the late Probate Judge Frank S. Gates, would have been 80 years old next June 2. She was one of 13 children born to the late David M. and Mahala R. Armstrong Gates prominent residents of Walnut Twps. [sic], and she was the last survivor of her generation of the family. Both the Gates and Armstrong ancestors came to this county in its earliest days.
     Mrs. Howell, like her husband, was deeply religious and she had been a member of the Methodist Church since her childhood. She also belonged to the Eastern Star. She was quiet and reserved and was respected and esteemed by all who had known her here or in the country.
     She and Dr. Howell were married 50 years ago next June. Most of the years of their wedlock were spent at Patriot but they had lived in Gallipolis since 1926.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 661 Second Ave. by Rev. J. L. Stephenson and Rev. Theodore Valenti, with interment in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: From death certificate date of death January 16, 1945.]

Newspaper unknown
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans

Howell, Cirene

     Mrs. John W. Howell, of Harrison township, dropped dead last Wednesday morning. She had been [unreadable] for some time, but had risen and was about her breakfast work when the sad event happened. A husband and five children have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.

[Note: Buried at McCall Cemetery, Harrison twp.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 8, 1894
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Howell, Elizabeth

     Mrs. David Howell, of Harrison Township, died last Monday afternoon, aged about fifty-eight years She was taken ill with bowel trouble on Wednesday of last week. A husband, two sons and two daughters survive her and mourn their loss, in which they have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Sayer, Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Burial at Bethesda.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Howell, Emma [Martin]

Stroke Fatal To Mrs. Emma M. Howell, 78
Mother of Alden and Laurence Howell Died On Saturday—Funeral Tuesday
     Mrs. Emma Martin Howell died Saturday afternoon at her home on Vine street. Four weeks ago Friday she had been stricken with paralysis and her death was the result of this. Although she was con[s]cious the entire left side was affected and her family and friends had feared she could not recover.
     Mrs. Howell as the daughter of Harrison and Susanna Martin was born near Northup Oct. 18, 1860 and so had passed her 78th birthday a little short of two months. She was one of a family of four sisters and four brothers of which the only survivor is Mrs. Augusta Smith of Columbus.
     Feb. 9, 1879 she was married to Francis M. Howell, who died in 1914. They had decided on a farm on Little Clay Lick in Harrison township, but one year after Mr. Howell’s death, or 1915, she came to Gallipolis to reside in the home in which she passed away. Two sons survive: Laurence M. of Mt. Sterling, Ill., and Alden L. at home; also one grandson, Frances L. Howell, of Mt. Sterling. The death of her only daughter, Mrs. Ethel Layne, in May 1935 was a great grief from which she never quite recovered.
     Mrs. Howell was an estimable woman, a devoted mother, a good friend and kind neighbor. Prior to her removal to Gallipolis she was a member of the Macedonia Christian church. Her membership was later transferred to the Grace M. E. Church of this city.
     Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at her late home by Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.  The pall bearers will be selected from the nephews of the deceased.

Gallipolis Journal
Monday, December 19, 1938
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux

Howell, George

George Howell Dead
     George Howell, half brother of Mrs. James Robinson, widow of the veteran barber, died in Columbus of tuberculosis Thursday night. The body arrived here Saturday and was taken to Mrs. Robinson's on 3rd above Pine, near the Paint Creek Baptist Church and the funeral services were conducted there at 2 o'clock the same afternoon by Elder B.J. Shadd, the internment following at the Pine Street Cemetery by Hayward.
     George was a good young man, about 20 years old, liked by everyone and he left many friends and relatives.

[Note: Death Certificate..George Howard Howell born July 18, 1889 Gallipolis; died Aug. 11, 1910 Columbus. 21 years 20 days of age...African American. Parents: Charles Howell born Rock Bridge VA and Martha Parker born Charleston, WV]

Gallipolis Bulletin
August 19, 1910
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Howell, Hattie

     Miss Hattie Howell died at the home of Mr. Theodore Northup Thursday evening of last week after a long illness with lung trouble. She was 31 years of age and a most estimable Christian lady being a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a daughter of John W. Howell now in Arkansas and left a brother, Dr. W. E. Howell, of Rio Grande, and three sisters, Mrs. Ansel Kerns of Harrison, Mrs. Chas. Kerns, of Green Township, and Mrs. Mary Cowdry of Chicago. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church Sunday morning by Rev. Gelvin, interment at McCall cemetery in Harrison Township by Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Bulletin
April 17, 1903
Vol. XXXVI, No. 23
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin

Howell, Jane

Death of Mrs. Jane Howell
     Mrs. Jane Howell, who had been seriously ill for some time, died last Saturday, September 21, 1898.  She was born in Delaware county, Ohio, July 6, 1830.  She was united in marriage at Bridgeport, Ohio, to Mr. Thomas P. Howell on January 13, 1848.  One son, Dr. David A. Howell, was the fruit of this union.  In 1852, during the gold fever, Mrs. Howell's husband went to California by the overland route, and some time after reaching the gold field died there. 
     In the spring of 1858 Mrs. Howell removed to this city and resided here until her death.  She became a member of the M. E. Church in her girlhood days, and her life was that of a true christian.  She took a deep interest and was an enthusiastic worker in all matters for the advancement of Christianity.  The funeral services were conducted at her late residence on Monday, by Rev. Hawk, the burial following at Pine street cemetery, by Hayward & Son.  A large [??] of relatives and friends were present at the funeral and burial. Her remains were deposited in the grave by six of her nephews, Edgar H., Oscar C., Hayward, Fred, Edward and Howell Alexander.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Oct 1, 1898
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Howell, Norah F.

Mrs. Howell is Claimed Friday After Stroke
     Mrs. Norah F. Howell, 71, a resident of 447 Fourth Ave., died at 11:15 a.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. She had been admitted on Thursday evening. Her death followed a stroke. Mrs. Howell was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on Feb. 24, 1894, daughter of the late Harry B. and Ella Folden Lawson. Her marriage to Alden L. Howell, who survives took place Feb. 27, 1923 in Huntington. They came to Gallipolis 22 years ago, and operated a home furnishing store until their retirement.
     She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles F. Lawson, Mrs. James (Blanche) Mullens, and Miss Helen Lawson, all of Huntington, Percy Lawson of Muncie, Ind., Norman Lawson of Selma, Ind., and Mrs. Tom (Eihle) Nichols of Norfolk, Va.
     Mrs. Howell was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (DST) at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 10, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page

Howeth, William

     William Howeth, who died at Waverly Hospital, was buried at New Hope Church Sunday afternoon by the Miller Funeral Home of Gallipolis.

The Daily Sentinel
October 14, 1973
Transcribed by Peggy Sibert Mason

Hoy, Emmart

     Emmart Yost Hoy, 63, of Newark, died Friday at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, following a brief illness. He was born April 26, 1919, to J. Raymond Hoy and Lillian Resch Hoy.
     He is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Hoy and a step-daughter, Mrs. John Hart. He is also survived by his first wife, Bette Faulkner Hoy and their children, Dr. Emmart Yost Hoy, of St. Mary's; Dr. Peter Resch Hoy of Dublin; Millicent Elizabeth Hoy, Cuyahoga Falls; Joseph Voyles Hoy, Florida and four grandchildren.
Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs Roland Viger, Vero Beach, FL; Mrs Francis Link, Springfield; Mrs. Charles Harvey and Mrs. John Versell, both of St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
     Hoy was associated in business with his father in the French Colony Furniture Manufacturing Co. of Gallipolis. He also volunteered time to handicapped individuals as a teacher of upholstery and furniture making. Hoy was a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force during World War II where he served in Italy.
     Plans for a memorial service to be held at a later date are incomplete.

[Note: died Feb 4, 1983]

The Sunday Times-Sentinel
Feb. 6, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Hoy, John

     DIED - at his residence in this place on Wednesday night, the 13th inst., John Hoy, Esq., in the 59th year of his age. Mr. Hoy was born in Shenandoah county, Va., but removed with his father while yet young to the county of Rockingham, from whence he removed in the year 1818 to Mason county in the same state. He had resided in Gallipolis nearly twenty years.

The Gallipolis Journal
April 21, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page

Hoy, Lillian Marie

Mrs. Raymond Hoy Claimed By Death In Montreal, Can., Hospital Saturday
Funeral Services Scheduled For Wednesday Morn.
     Lillian Marie Hoy, wife of James Raymond Hoy, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday in Montreal, Canada, at Montreal General Hospital.
     Born in Reading, Pa., on July 21, 1890, the only daughter of William H. and Eleanor M. Resch, she was educated in private eastern schools and for a time lived in Newark, N. J., where she met her husband.
     Surviving are her husband, nine children and nine grandchildren. The surviving children are as follows: Robert William Hoy, San Diego, Cal.; James Raymond Hoy, Jr., Arlington, Va.; Emmart Yost Hoy, Gallipolis; Charles Comer Hoy, Fayetteville, N. C.; Mrs. Roland Joseph Viger, Montreal, Canada; Mrs. Ivan Richmond Harwood, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Francis Charles Link, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Charles Clinton Harvey, St. Louis, Mo.; and Julia Anne Hoy, Gallipolis.
     Special funeral services will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. A requiem high mass will be celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor James F. Newcomb of Huntington. The Rev. Vincent Schiele, pastor of St. Louis Church will officiate with two other priests as assistants. Interment will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
     The family has especially requested that absolutely no flowers be sent. They will appreciate friends and the congregation attending the funeral services. The body will be at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt and Sons, who will be in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 21, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hoyt, Barbara Ann [Martin]

Death of Mrs. Hoyt
     Mrs. Barbara Hoyt a widow living near Northup died Sunday morning of heart trouble, leaving sisters Mrs. Smith, Mrs. F. M. Howell, and one brother of Huntington, two daughters, one Mrs. Gilbert and one at home and Albert, a son at home. Her funeral services were held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at Clay Chapel conducted by Rev. J. W, McCormick, the burial by Wetherholt at the same place. She was in her 71st year and a very fine industrious woman. She was a daughter of the late Harrison Martin and her mother was a Roadarmour. She was a well liked old lady by every one and her death is greatly regretted.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Jan. 4, 1890; died June 19, 1910; aged 70 years 5 months and 15 days of age. Parents: Harrison Marton born New Hampshire and Susanna Roadarmour born Gallia County. Burial Centenary Cemetery.] Note added by F.K. Brown

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 24, 1910
Transcribed by Nancy S. Edwards                                                                   Top of Page

Huck, Ruby Reynolds

Mrs. R. Huck Dies Tuesday
     Mrs. Ruby Reynolds Huck, a native and former resident of Gallipolis died at 6 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus. She had been a resident of Westerville for the past few years. Mrs. Huck attended Gallipolis schools and was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School.
     She is survived by her mother, Cornnie Ecker Walker, a native of Gallia county, who resided with her. Her husband Paul Huck survives along with three children, Billy and Linda both of Dayton and Marta, at home. Everette Ecker of Fourth Ave., is a surviving uncle.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Westerville, and burial will take place there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, June 19, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron

Huddleson, Annie

Mrs. Huddleson Dead
     Mrs. Annie Huddleson, widow of the late John Huddleson, who for several years, has made her home with her niece, Mrs. George Alvoid in Columbus, Ohio, passed away this Wednesday morning. She was formerly a native of this county and for several years made her home in Gallipolis.
     Mrs. Huddleson was a fine Christian woman, always interested in the better things of this life and had a lively hope in the happenings of the future life. Her body will be shipped in here Friday noon, funeral service at First Baptist Church by Rev. Sagen at 1 o’clock, interment in Mound Hill Cemetery.

The Gallia Times
“Vinton News Notes”
Thursday, May 19, 1932
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Hudlin, Charles

Charles Hudlin Accidently Killed in Los Angeles
Body Will be Brought Here for Interment
     Local relatives learned yesterday that Charles Hudlin had been killed in a street car accident at San Pedro, California, last Tuesday. A message received by decendent's sister Mrs. Francis Koester of Montgomery, W.Va. from the Chief of Police of Los Angeles was relayed to Gus Frye Jr. of this city, a nephew.
     Particulars of the accident have not been learned, but it is assumed that the delay in communicating with relatives was caused by a delay in identifying the body. George J. Wetherholt & Sons yesterday sent a message to Los Angeles directing that the body be sent here for burial.
     For months or perhaps for several years Mr. Hudlin has been employed as a steward on a Standard Oil line of tankers running from San Pedro, which lies a short distance south of Los Angeles to Honolulu.
     Charles Hudlin was born in Gallipolis 54 years ago. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hudlin and spent his boyhood here and was here with his mother for some months eight or nine years ago.

[Note: Charles was buried in Mound Hill Cemetery in Gallipolis Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 16, 1942
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hudlin, Clarissa

Mrs. Hudlin Dead

A Fine Old Lady of 82 Passed Away Friday Evening
     Mrs. Clarissa M. Hudlin, wife of the late Sinnet Hudlin died at her home on upper Second Avenue, Friday evening, April 9, 1920, at 7:30 o'clock. She was 82 years old and is survived by five children: Charles W. Hudlin of Montgomery, W.Va., Mrs. James DeVault of Canton, O., James H. Hudlin of Portsmouth, Mrs. W. A. McConnel of Springfield, and Miss Margaret Hudlin who resided with her mother.
     Besides her own children Mrs. Hudlin reared four of her grandchildren Misses Clarissa, Lillian and Hazel Faudree and Hudson Faudree. The pall bearers will be her grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held at Mrs. Hudlin's late residence Monday at 1:30 P.M. The services will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Evans of Marysville. The burial will be at Mound Hill in charge of funeral director Hayward.
     Mrs. Hudlin was one of the oldest members of the Presbyterian church of this city and was a fine old lady held in the highest esteem by her many friends and acquaintances.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 10, 1920
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hudlin, Sinnett

     Mr. Sinnett Hudlin, well known here as groceryman and saloonist for many years, at the lower end of town, near the bridge, died Monday night of last week, Feb. 21st of pneumonia, after an illness of about two weeks. He was 47 years, 6 months and 3 days old, and leaves a wife and eight children. The religious exercises took place at his residence, and were conducted by Rev. G.J.F. Richards. The burial was at Mound Hill Cemetery.

Gallipois Bulletin
February 28, 1882
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hudson, Cornelius

Retired Cooper Dies On Sunday
     Cornelius Hudson, 91, retired cooper, died at 5 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rilla Stephenson, 43 Vinton Ave., after a long illness. He was the last of a family of 13 children and was the son of John and Rildha Lacey Hudson and was born near Charleston, W. Va., Mar. 8, 1862. He was married in February, 1891, to Virginia B. Roush who with one son, preceded him in death. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Stephenson, he is survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday at the Nazarene Church by Rev. Vernon Shafer. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Pt. Pleasant, by the Wetherholt Funeral Home. Friends may call Monday evening at the home of the daughter. Pallbearers will be selected from his Sunday School class.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 16, 1953
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hudson, Jack A.

Jack A. Hudson
     Jack A. Hudson, 70, of Gallipolis, died Friday, September 19, 1997, at his residence. Born November 25, 1926, in Huntington, West Virginia, son of the late Fed Hudson and Mattie May Hudson, he was the retired owner of Carl's Shoe Store in Gallipolis.
     A U.S. Navy veteran who served abroad the USS Hanna during World War II, he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Galliplis Lions Club, and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a long-standing member of the Galliplis Chamber of Commerce. His other memberships included Morning Dawn Lodge No 7, VFW Post 4464, Gallipolis Elks Lodge No. 7, the French Art Colony and the Gallia County Historical Society.
     Surviving are his wife, Jennie Bias Hudson; four children, Joyce Lynn Nickels and Janet Lee Brown, both of Gallipolis, John (Carol) Hudson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Jill Lana (Gordon) Wolfe of Racine, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Fred (Cecelia) Hudson, Jr. of Fresno, California.
     Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 1997 in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Hogg officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday, September 22, 1997.
     A military flag presentation will be performed at the cemetery by VFW Post 4464 and American Legion Lafayette Post 27. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the French Art Colony, 530 First Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. Members of the Gallipolis Lions Club will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Edelblute; Dick Carter, Jim Coonen and Larry Boyer.

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

Hudson, Mariam M.

Mrs. Hudson, 79, Claimed
     Mrs. Miriam M. Hudson, 79, of Mill Creek Rd., (Rt. 1, Gallipolis) died at 7:35 p.m., Monday in the Holzer Medical Center on Fourth Ave. She had been ill since November, 1969. She was born Feb. 2, 1891, at Arbuckle, W. Va., daughter of the late Thomas J. and Helen Sayre Williams.
     She was twice married, first to William J. Dunn. He preceded her in death. She then married John G. Hudson in 1949. He survives along with the following children: Mrs. Winston (Ellen) Fontaine, of Pensacola, Fla.; Mrs. David (Edith) Leitch, Vancouver, Washington; Mrs. Claude [Clyde] (Freeda) Burnett, Kanauga; Mrs. Charles (Rachel) Kiesling, Kanauga. Two step-sons from her first marriage survive, James W. Dunn, Mesa, Arizona and Robert W. Dunn, Orlando, Fla.
     Six step-children from her second marriage survive: Mrs. Sterling (Macel) Dunlavy, Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Douglas (Catherine) Long, Henderson, W. Va.; George and Paul Hudson, South Side, W. Va.; Lester Hudson, Pt. Pleasant and Chester Hudson of Little Kyger. One daughter preceded her in death.
     Twelve grandchildren and two brothers and one sister survive; Mark Williams, New Haven, W. Va.; and Joseph Williams, Arbuckle, and Mrs. Rachel Hiersoux, Charleston, W. Va.
The Hudsons came to this community in 1942 from Kaylong, W. Va. She was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church, Kanauga.
     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Justice officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Pt. Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 24, 1970
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Huff, Samuel P.

     Mr. Samuel P. Huff died at his home, near Gallipolis, on Sunday night, June 1, aged 72 years. He had been a sufferer for some time from dropsy and heart trouble. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

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

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 3, 1896
Transcribed by Jan Rader                                                                               Top of Page

Huffman, Emma

     Mrs. Emma Huffman, of near Addison, died Monday night and was buried today at Campaign Church. She was a nice lady formerly of Wheeling, and left a husband and two children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Wednesday, February 26, 1896
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hughes, Inez L.

     Inez L. Hughes, 80, 902 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, died Sunday morning at Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 5, 1908, in Gallia County, she was a daughter of the late James Lee and Neal Carrie (Betz) Miller.
     She retired from Gallipolis Developmental Center in 1975. She was a member of the Church of God since 1927. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Gordon David Hughes,in 1940, whom she married July 18, 1931.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Chester (Iva) Wamsley of Point Pleasant, WV and Mrs. Herman (Ima Jean) Henry of Logan, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Edna Lane of Gallipolis; six grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
     Private graveside services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Reynolds Cemetery in Addison with the Rev. Tally Hannah officiating. Pallbearers will be Gregory Wamsley, Terry Wamsley, Steven Wamsley, Richard Henry and Jay Henry. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Gallia County Heart Fund.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 27, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Hughes, Iva [Shaver]

Sad Death of Mrs. Hughes
     Mrs. Bert Hughes, of near Bulaville, died at 4 o’clock this morning under sad circumstances. She began to be ill from expected sickness Saturday morning. Dr. Barton and Son were called to attend her, and awaited the approaching event. It was evident she would have a severe time. Sometime late in the afternoon she went into anti puerperal convulsions, and her case became alarmingly serious. Dr. Claude Parker was called and later Dr. Bean. Her child died shortly after birth. The Doctors left her resting comfortably, but uncertain as to results, owing to much conjestion of the brain. At 4 o’clock she died.
     She was a young, strong but fleshy lady. She had been married only about a year. She is highly spoken of by many friends, and her death a source of sorrow to all. She was a daughter of Mr. George Shaver.

[Note: 1886 - 8/22/1905]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, August 22, 1905
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Hughes, Kate A. [Hall]

     Mrs. Kate A. Hughes, died very suddenly Aug. 23rd, 1891, at Dayton, O. Her illness was of only three days. She was the eldest daughter of Squire Hall of Green township, and leaves three children, two sons and a daughter to mourn their loss. She was 45 years of age and had been a Matron at the Dayton Insane Asylum for 18 years; was a consistent christian and beloved by all who knew her.

Gallipolis Journal
Jan. 27, 1892
Transcribed by J. Farley

Hughes, Lucinda Smiley [Watson]

     Lucinda Watson Hughes, daughter of Walter and Sarah Watson, was born on Oct. 13, 1839 and died at the home of her son, H.E. Smiley, on June 8, 1922. In the year 1857, she was united in marriage to David Smiley. To this union six children were born. Her husband and three children preceded her. Mrs. W.A. Graves of Kansas and C. E. and H.D. Smiley of Bulaville survive her; also a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
     In later years she was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas Hughes and to this union one son, B.A. Hughes of Bulaville, was born and who survives her.
     She was a member of the Bulaville Christian Church and was kind and patient, always willing to help others. She will be sadly missed in her home and by those who knew her best.

A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

     The funeral was held at Bulaville Saturday at 10 a.m. by Rev. Ewing, interment in the Rife Cemetery by Undertaker Hayward. We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness during the death of our mother.

Gallia Times
June 22, 1922
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Hughes, Lulu [Smiley]

Hughes Rites Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Allen Hughes (Lulu Smiley) who died yesterday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Cheshire Baptist church. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill cemetery.
     James and Lester Smiley, brothers of the decedent, came down from Columbus last night and Mrs. Herman Schlauman, a sister, was expected to arrive today from her home at Terre Haute, Ind.
     Although Mrs. Hughes had been in ill health for a long time, her death was unexpected and came as a great shock to her family and many friends. Friends in speaking of her today told of her many estimable qualities and of her devotion to her home and family and the sorrow which has been caused by her passing.
     Members of Cheshire chapter Order Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Hughes was a member, are requested to meet at the Hughes residence to attend the funeral.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 3)
Saturday, February 12, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hughes, Martin L.

Martin Hughes Dies Wednesday
     Martin L. Hughes, 74, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Cora Denney, Rt. 2 Bidwell. He has been in failing health for the past six years. On Nov. 26, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
     He was lifelong resident of the Eno community, having been born there May 18, 1880, the son of the late Nathan and Eliza Swick Hughes. He was a farmer in that area all his life. Mr. Hughes never married.
     In addition to the aforementioned sister, he is also survived by another sister, Mrs. Irene Walters, Marion, O., and six brothers, Carney, Howard and Burl, all of Marion, and Thomas, Prospect, O., Roy and Ross, both of Lorain, O.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Clark Chapel Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home after 5 p. m. Thursday and until time for the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 1)
Wednesday, December 1, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hughes, Mary Belle [White]

From Saturday's Tribune:
     Mrs. Mary Hughes, 75, widow of Ansel Hughes,died at 10 o'clock this morning at the home of her son, James, just back of the Ramauta Station. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Monday at Addison Methodist Church. Burial at Gravel Hill. Body will be at the funeral parlors of G.J. Wetherholt and Sons till shortly before the funeral hour.

From Monday's Tribune
     Funeral of Mrs. Mary Belle Hughes, widow of Ansel Hughes, is being conducted this afternoon by Rev. J.L. Stephenson at the Addison Methodist Church. Burial at Gravel Hill Cemetery by G.J. Wetherholt and Sons.
     Mrs. Hughes was a daughter of Isaac and Viola Sprague White. She is survived by the following children, Glenn Hughes, East Tawas, MI; Ethel Maddox, Sabina, Ohio; Charles Hughes, Columbus; Allen Hughes, Cheshire; Mrs. Julia Witham, Huntington; James and Lewis Hughes, Gallipolis Rt. 1 (Addison Township). There are 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

[Note: Death Certificate...Mary Belle Hughes born Dec. 31, 1869 Gallia County; died July 28, 1945 Addison Township, Gallia County; 75 years, 6 months and 27 days of age. Cause of Death: Organic Heart Disease Failure/Fracture of left hip]

Gallia Times
Aug. 2, 1945
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Hughes, Maudelle [Sheets]

     Maudelle Sheets Hughes, daughter of Alphonso and Vesta Sheets, was born October 9, 1897, departed this life August 31, 1926. She was united in marriage with Chas. C. Hughes May 29, 1920 and to this union were born two daughters.
     She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and two daughters, Edna Louise and Ruth Alice, father, mother, and six brothers, Garland, Portsmouth, O., Harold and Haskel, Huntington, W. Va., Merill, Roscoe and Robert at home and four sisters, Mrs. Earl Unroe, Mercerville, O., Eva, Grace and Vivian at home. One sister in infancy having preceded her to the great beyond. She also leaves a host of relatives and friends.
     Maudelle made her place with God at the early age of 13 and through all the remaining years of her life she kept the lamp of faith and love burning brightly. For many years she was a consistant worker in the Mercerville Baptist Church of which she was a member. After her marriage she and her husband, feeling that their membership should be where they worshiped. They transferred to the Methodist Church at Mingo Junction,O.
     Since early spring Maudelle has been severly afflicted. All that human hands and loving hearts or human skill could do was done. She bore her suffering with great Christian fortitude, until the message of God came to take her home to Heaven. Throughout her suffering she was the same quiet pleasant lovable girl, we have all known and loved. To those who knew her, Maudelle's life is an open book and as we read we must surely say, "There is one more Saint in Glory singing God's praise." We weep now because she is free from suffering and pain, but because we loved her and shall miss her so, for none knew her but to love her.

Although we do not understand
Why some are so oppressed,
We feel the touch of His dear hand
And know that Jesus knoweth best.
Though some we love are called away
When hearts are young and eyes are bright,
Still trusting him from day to day
We know that what He does is right.
Some day beyond the gates of gold
Where no one sighs or sad tears fall,
When her dear face we shall behold
We know we'll understand it all.

Mrs. Hughes Dead
     Mrs. Charles Hughes, formerly Miss Maudelle Sheets, of Mercerville, died last Tuesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Sheets. Funeral services were held at the Mercerville Baptist church Thursday by Rev. W. K. Riggs, burial in the cemetery there.

[Note: Buried Mercerville Cemetery, Guyan Twp]

Gallipolis paper
Transcribed by Maxine Marshal                                                                       Top of Page

Hulbert, Truman Guthrie

Truman G. Hulbert Died This Morning
     Truman Guthrie Hulbert, a native of this county, and a former well-known Gallipolitan, died this morning at his home in Elmwood, Mason County, W. Va. He left here in 1921. Mr. Hulbert was born 80 years ago near Kerr, and was a son of Alonzo and Lydia Watts Hulbert.
     Among the survivors are two sisters; Misses Lissa and Bertha Hulbert of Gallipolis and Evergreen. He is also survived by his wife, Clara Loomis Hulbert, and the following children: Guy, Lee, and Nonna Warner, all of Buffalo, W. Va.; Helen Jividen and Hazel Casto, Elmwood; Bessie Casto, Akron, and Truman Jr., Charleston.
     Nothing was learned about the funeral except that it will be held at Elmwood.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, November 3, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hull, Carrie [Viars]
Minor, Cora [McCarley]

Mrs. Ben Hull, Mrs. L. Minor, Die Sunday Noon
Hull Rites Tuesday, Mrs. Minor’s On Wednesday
     Neighbors and close friends for many years died within a few minutes of each other Sunday at noon. They were Mrs. Carrie Viars Hull, 79 on July 7, and Mrs. Cora McCarley Minor, 64, on July 24, who succumbed at their respective residence 1-½ and 2-½ miles below Vinton.
     Mrs. Hull had been critically ill for 10 days from a stroke. Daughter of the late Allen and Mary Davis Viars, she is survived by her husband, Ben, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Blake, Route 1, Vinton. She was married 35 years ago on October 12. She was a lifelong resident of Gallia County.
Mrs. Hull’s remains as well as those of Mrs. Minor, will be at the Butler-McCoy Funeral Home until the respective funeral hours.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Minor will be held at the Mount Olive church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery by Butler-McCoy. Rev. S. A. Steele, Bidwell, will officiate. Her resident was at Glen Summit. Luther Minor, her husband, survives, as do one daughter, Mrs. Perly Oiler, Vinton Route 1, and one brother, Ed McCarley, Vinton.

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

Hull, Garold R.

     Garold R. Hull, 81, of Fremont, Died Thursday, April 29, 1993 at Bethesda Care Center in Fremont. He was born on Jan. 5, 1912 in Gallia County to the late John R. and Myrta (McClure) Hull. The retired school teacher was preceded in death by his wife, Fawn Estelle (Frederick) Hull. Survivors include two daughters (Janet Vare of Indianapolis and Jean Eachus of Tiffin), 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one sister (Margaret Goodwin of McArthur).
     The graveside service will be Saturday at 2: p.m. at Vinton Memorial Park. The Rev. Joseph Hefner will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Shiloh Methodist Church, 1668 W. Co. 592, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 30, 1993
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page

Hulshorst, William

W. Hulshorst Dies At Home At Centenary
Born In Germany, He Came To U S Following Triumph of Prussia
     William Hulshorst, aged and upright citizen, passed away at his home near Centenary and in Green Township at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. He would have been 91 years old on April 12. Nearly two years ago he suffered a stroke that permanently impaired his health and it is believed his death resulted from a second stroke. For months he had required much care, but that was given in full measure and tenderly and gladly by his wife and children.

Soldier of 1870
     Mr. Hulshorst was born in Germany, as was Mrs. Hulshorst and he was a soldier in Franco-Prussian War--perhaps the last survivor of that war living in Gallia County. He was prompted to immigrate to this country because of the hardships and privations that he experienced as a soldier.
     His wife, whose maiden name was Minnie Rheburg, and who was 12 years younger than he, came from the same community in Germany. in reaching this country she was assisted by the late Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ulsamer and for years after her arrival lived with them when they ran the Ulsamer Hotel, now the Clendenin. Meanwhile, William Hulshorst was getting a start from his saving as a farm worker.
     At the time of their marriage or soon after they made their home where he died in a German settlement about a mile north of Centenary. Their marriage occurred April 29, 1888, with Rev. John W. McCormick officiating.
     Mr. Hulshorst was a steady worker--a persistent plodder--but never hurried or fretted and he proved to be a successful farmer and a worthy citizen. Those who knew him and his family well, like Mrs. Nora Ecker, Sheriff and Mrs. Hatfield, A.C. Safford and others speak of them all in terms of genuine praise.
     Mr. Hulshorst is survived by three sons, John Christian Hulshorst, whose health was shattered in the World War and who is in the federal hospital at Chillicothe; Harry Harrison Hulshorst, whose home occupies a site adjoining that of his parental home and Fred William (Fritz) Hulshorst of Gallipolis. A daughter, Minnie Louise, died n childhood. There is one half bother, August Schmalgemier, a resident of Nebraska.
     Funeral services will be held t the home at 10 o'clock Sunday, in charge of Rev. E.C. Venz. Burial at Centenary by O.E. Elliott.

[Note: Death Certificate...born April 12, 1847; died March 17, 1938; age 90 years, 11 months and 5 days. Parents: Henry Hulshorst and Louise Windhoff]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 18, 1938
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Humerick, Fred

Fred Humerick Dead
     Fred Humerick, a well known young man of Harrison Township, died last Thursday night, March 8, of pneumonia. He was a son of Jack and Savannah [Houck] Humerick and is survived by his parents, brothers, Robert and Elmer and sisters, Marie and Mae. He was a church member and a willing worker in the Sunday School.
     The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at Lincoln Chapel by Rev. J.H. Moody of Jackson, the burial following at the Houck Cemetery.

[Note: Death Certificate...Fred Houck Hummerick was born Nov. 18, 1891 and died March 8, 1911; aged 19 years, 4 months and 26 days of age.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 16, 1911
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Hummell, Maria

     Mrs. Martin Hummell, mother-in-law of Mr. August Vollborn, of this county, and who made her home with Mr. Vollborn, was found dead in bed on last Wednesday. Heart trouble is supposed to have been the cause of her death. She was quite an old lady, and many relatives and friends mourn her death. She was buried from the residence of Mr. Vollborn on Friday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, January 06, 1891
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Humphrey, Alberta [Mauck]

     Alberta Mauck Humphrey, 74 years, wife of Dr. William A. Humphrey, residence 15 Twelfth Av., Saturday. Survived by husband; son, Charles D. Armel, sisters, Mrs. Allie Mauck, Mrs. W.C. Bennett; 4 grandchildren, Daniel, Doris, Richard, Phyllis Lee Armel. Service in the Fisher Mortuary, Monday, 2 p.m. Interment Green Lawn.

[Transcriber's Note: Alberta Mauck was born in Cheshire, Gallia Co., Ohio 1 Jan 1864 to Samuel Mauck and Mary Rothgeb. She was the second wife of William Armina Humphrey. William died in Columbus 1940 and is buried next to Alberta. He was born in Rutland Twp. to William G. and Sarah B. Cook Humphrey. They are buried in Miles Cemetery. William's first wife was Lula M. Nobles and they had one son Carl M. Humphrey. They must have divorced and in 1900 Wm married Alberta in Nebraska.]

Columbus Dispatch
June 11, 1938
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill-Schumaker

Humphreys, Clara F. [Wright]

Dies After Long Illness
     Mrs. Clara F. wife of Sylvester Humphreys, died at her home at George’s Creek Friday, Aug. 29, 1924, at 12:10 P. M. after an illness extending over a period of more than a year resulting in Bright’s disease.
     She was born in Addison township, this county Feb. 29, 1876, the daughter of the late Zachariah and Martha Phillips Wright. She is survived by her husband and the following sisters: Mrs. J. A. Butcher, Morrel, O., Mrs. Charles Hurn of this city and Mrs. Lewis Davis of Kanauga.
     The funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. from Fair Haven, M. E. church of which she had been a member for many years, the burial [unreadable text] in the Maddy cemetery [unreadable text] by undertaker Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, August 30, 1924
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Humphreys, Margaret [Wortman]

Mrs. Humphreys Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Margaret Humphreys died unexpectedly at 9 p.m. yesterday while being admitted to Holzer hospital. She had suffered a heart attack and had been ill about two weeks.
     Mrs. Humphreys was born April 10, 1876, at Madison, Ind. She was the wife of Sylvester Humphreys and they had lived at Georges Creek for over 35 years.
     Besides the husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Belf, Vinton, Iowa; Mrs. Bertha Deckard and Mrs. Addie M. Gray, both of Indianapolis, and one son, James, of Waxahachie, Tex. One brother survives, Silas Wortman of Indianapolis.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wetherholt Funeral home with Rev. E. V. Venz officiating. Burial will be in the Maddy cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday and until the hour of the service.

[Note: 4/10/1876 - 8/21/1957. She was the daughter of Robert & Mary Wortman.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 22, 1957
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Humphreys, Sylvester

Mr. Humphreys, 98, Succumbs At His Home
Sylvester Humphreys, 98, a retired farmer, and resident of Georges Creek Rd., died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home. He had owned and operated the Addison township farm for a period of 60 years.
     He was born at Bill Creek, W. Va., June 21, 1867, son of the late Thomas J. and Melissa Backus Humphreys, and was the last of his family. Survivors are three nephews and one niece, Dr. R. O. Halloran of Charleston, W. Va., Earl T. Halloran of Inton, W. Va., Percy Halloran of Talcutt, W. Va., and Mrs. R. G. Bradedus of Beckley, W. Va. Mr. Humphreys had been cared for by Mrs. Dorothy Moore.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Home for Funerals. Rev. Alfred Holley will officiate and burial will be in Maddy cemetery in Addison township. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, January 19, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hunt, Ann

     Mrs. Ann Hunt was born November 18th, 1796, at Berwick on Tweed, Scotland. She emigrated to this country in 1818; was married in Gallipolis, Oct. 7th, 1818. Died November 17th, 1868 in her 72d year of age. Born November 18th, buried November 18th! Solemn celebration of her birth bay [sic] anniversary! She was a faithful member of the M. E. Church since 1820. A consistent life adorned her profession. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, yea saieth the spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them. Rev. 14, 13. [. . .] In view of approaching death, she summoned her sons and daughters together to hear her parting words. The writer of these lines was requested to conduct the religious exercises of the occasion. [. . .] She spoke with authority, standing in the gate of death. We were led to understand the meaning of Num. 23, 10 "let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." There was not a shadow of doubt in her mind as to her own salvation, but with sublime eloquence, she urged (us) to be ready to meet her in heaven. D. S. Davis, Pastor, Congregational Church, Centreville, Nov. 21, 1868

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

Hunt, Rachel

     Died, in Greenfield township, in Gallia Co., on the 14th inst., Rachel, wife of William Hunt, Esq.

The Gallipolis Journal
June 23, 1853
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page

Hunter, Bernard

     Bernard Eugene Hunter, 36, of Cheshire, died Sunday, June 6, 1993, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. Born in Point Pleasant, Nov. 14, 1956, he was the son of Bernard Hunter of Gallipolis and Pauline Cox of Cheshire. He was an oil well worker.
     Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Patricia Hoffman Hunter, two daughters, Angela Brooke Hunter and Darlene Jean Hunter, all of Cheshire; a brother, Kenny Ray Hunter of Gallipolis; four sisters, Melissa Houck, Rita Hill, and Linda Hunter, all of Gallipolis; and Bonnie Bonecutter of Portland, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Montie B. and Brooke Martin Hunter.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church in Pomeroy at 1 p.m. Pastor Roger Hunter will officiate and burial will be in Mina Cemetery in Gallipolis. Friends may call at the Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 7, 1993
Transcribed by Irene Hively Blamer

Hunter, Marie [Meadows]

Hunter Funeral Tuesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Meadows Hunter, wife of George Hunter, who died Saturday at her home in Cannelton, W. Va., were largely attended Tuesday afternoon in the Paint Creek Baptist church. Rev. Wright officiated and burial was made in Pine street cemetery in charge of Fred Entsminger. Mrs. Hunter was a former resident of this city, the daughter of the late Frank Hill.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 6, 1932
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page

Huntington, Capt. Ira B.

Capt. Huntington Dead
Veteran River Man and Traveling Salesman Crosses Dark River
     Capt. Ira B. Huntington died suddenly Monday evening, April 5, 1920, at 6:20 o'clock of heart disease of which he had been afflicted for several years. He was first stricken in the office of the Treasure Stove Works Monday morning and was taken home in an unconscious condition, but rallied a short time after and there was some improvement in his condition up to late in the afternoon when he suddenly passed away.
     Capt. Huntington was born at Hockingport, Ohio, 75 years ago in the year 1845. He was the son of Benjamin and Lois Huntington, sturdy old pioneer stock of the community in which they resided. His father died in 1866 and his mother in 1879. Capt. Ira was the last survivor of his immediate family.
     Capt. Huntington was married to Miss Fanny Ruth, of Harris Ferry, W.Va., on October 15, 1879. To this happy union were born three children, two sons Stanley B. and Harry and one daughter Mrs. Helen Yost, all of whom including his devoted wife survive.
     The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, slow time, from the Huntington residence on Third avenue and will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Beery of the Middleport Presbyterian church and former pastor of the Gallipolis Presbyterian Church of which Capt. Huntington was a devout member for many years.
The burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in charge of undertaker G.J.Wetherholt. The pall bearers selected are; Riley Tanner, George Bovie, Frank L. Sibley, John C. Rue, John M. Ruth and J.S. Ruth.
     Capt. Huntington was one of the best known and most popular river men between Pittsburg and Cincinnati. He was on the river as a clerk and commander for over forty years, his first boating being on the packets Katy Did and Chesapeake. He was on the famous W. N. Chancellor back in the eighties in the Pittsburg and Charleston trade, also on the steamer Lizzie Bay and Kanawha in the same trade.
     For several years he was the traveling freight and passenger agent for the Pittsburg & Cincinnati Line and commanded boats in that trade, including the steamers Queen City and Virginia for this company. He also ran on the steamers Avalon and the City of Pittsburg between Charleston, Cincinnati and Louisville. He made one trip several years ago from Pittsburg to New Orleans as a clerk on the towboat Tom Rees.
     Capt. Huntington was the United States Hull Inspector in the Gallipolis district, receiving his appointment as a Republican during the administration of President Harrison. For the past ten years Capt. Huntington has traveled as a salesman for the Treasure Stove Works and was held in high esteem by his employers. Capt. Huntington was a fine christian gentleman of the old school and was a kind and indulgent father devoted to his family. Capt. Huntington had a legion of friends, all of whom are shocked and grieved to hear of his sudden death. His family will have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 6, 1920
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Huntington, Ira B.

Capt. Ira B. Huntington Died Here Monday
     Capt. Ira B. Huntington, 75, a well known and highly respected resident of this city, died at his home Monday evening of heart trouble. He was at his duties at the Treasure Stove works in this city Monday, but was compelled to return home early in the day by illness.
     Capt. Huntington is survived by his wife, two sons, Stanley and Harry, and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Yost.
The funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at his late residence by Rev. Beery, the interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.
     Capt. Huntington was born in Hockingport and for many years was clerk and captain of many river steams. He was a fine man, universally liked, and his death was a shock to many friends.

Gallia Times
Thursday, April 8, 1920
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux

Huntington, Stanley B. (Pud)

Stanley B. Huntington, 84, Dies Unexpectedly
     Stanley B. (Pud) Huntington, 84, of 354 Third Ave., Gallipolis, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at his home around 4 p.m. Saturday. Huntington, a retired electrical employee, ex-riverman, canoeist, Silver Bridge superintendent, plumber, gas station owner and one of Gallia County’s leading civic and most political-minded citizens, had gone to the kitchen to do some chores when he collapsed. Huntington, known throughout the area as “Pud”, appeared well over the July 4 holidays. He attended the third annual River Recreation Festival activities on Wednesday and Thursday.
     He was born in Hockingsport, Ohio on June 10, 1884, son of the late Capt. Ira B. and Fannie Ruth Huntington. He married the former Virginia Reese in Chicago in 1910. She survives, along with two daughters, Mrs. Winifred Ackers, Pasadena, Calif., and Virginia Zelle, Bridgeport, W. Va. Four grandchildren also survive. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
     Huntington was associated with John Damron’s Hardware and Plumbing firm between 1904-06. He was employed by the Gallipolis Electric Light Co., between 1906-09. In June, 1909, Huntington served with the U. S. Army Engineers in Wheeling, remaining there until 1918.
     During World War I, he was an electrician with the Hercules Powder Co., Nitro, W. Va. He remained there until June, 1919. In February of 1919, Huntington went into business for himself, retailing automobile accessories and Standard Oil Products. He opened the first gasoline station in the Old French City. In June, 1928, Huntington was appointed superintendent of the Silver Bridge by the late Dr. Charles E. Holzer, Sr. He held this post until Ohio sold the structure to West Virginia on Dec. 26, 1941. Huntington was then employed at the TNT plant above Pt. Pleasant until 1946, and on Feb. 25, 1946, joined the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co. staff. He retired on June 29, 1956.
     He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, a member of all the Masonic bodies, Shrine Club, and for 63 years was a member of the Gallipolis Elks Lodge. He was a honorary life member of the Elks organization. Huntington, until just recently, was a member of the Gallipolis Twp., trustees. He held that post for 16 years.
     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home under the direction of the Rev. Glen R. Hueholt. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery

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

Huntley, Elva E.

     Elva E. Huntley, 96, Vinton, died Wednesday night at Jenkins Health Care Center, Wellston. Born Dec. 14, 1886, in Meigs County, daughter of the late William T. and Ellie Piper Miller, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John E. Huntley, in Oct. 1967. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Denney of Rt. 1, Bidwell, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Vinton United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Cheesebrew officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

[Note: died Jan. 26, 1983]

Gallipolis Paper
Jan. 28, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Huntley, Evince

     In the 97th year of her age, at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eveline Soles, in Morgan township. The deceased embraced religion in her eighteenth year, and was therefore a regular Baptist 79 years without a blemish on her Christian character. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel S. Denny. A large number of people were present. The deceased passed away Saturday morning, August. 28. Funeral services on Sunday.

                Great God is this our certain doom,
                      And are we still secure,
                    Still marching downward to the tomb,
                      And yet prepared no more?

Gallipolis Journal
September 2, 1875
Transcribed by Lisa Halbig

Huntley, Grace

Mrs. Huntley, Vinton native, Dies Sunday
     Mrs. Grace Huntley, 78, a native of Vinton, died Sunday in her home, 2038 Hard Rd., Worthington. She left Vinton in 1935 to make her home in central Ohio.
     She was the widow of Charles Huntley, who was a longtime teacher, in Vinton Schools. Survivors are two daughters and a son, Mrs. Robert McGhee of Columbus, Mrs. Mack McGhee of Worthington and Kelley Huntley, Vinton grocer.
     Mrs. Huntley was a member of the Vinton Baptist church. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral home in Worthington. Rev. William R. Hayden will officiate and burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
August 30, 1964
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood

Hupmann, Fredrica Augusta [Grube]

Mrs. Hupman, 74, Native Of County, Dies At Rest Home
     Mrs. Edward Hupman, 74, Independence, Mo., died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Mrs. Mary McKenzie's rest home, 555 Third Ave., where she had been cared for since May. The former Fredrica Augusta Grube, Mrs. Hupman was born February 17, 1874, in Walnut Twp., Gallia County, to Henry and Carolyn Byer Grube, both of whom came from Hanover, Germany, and settled on German Ridge.
     Just before the 20th century started, the 15-year-old woman went to Missouri to stay with her brother, the late Fred Grube, and she met and married Edward Hupman a few years later. He died three years ago, and she came back to Gallipolis in October, 1947, to visit her brothers and sisters. She spent most of her time with Luke Grube, 76 Court St., and Mrs. John Danner, 317 Fourth Ave., but she suffered a coronary thrombosis and was unable to return to her home. She was treated in Holzer Hospital, and finally was moved to Mrs. Mackenzie's where she could be cared for on a long-term basis. She had been bedfast for several weeks.
     Three sisters and a brother precedes the decedent and death, one of them Mrs. Mary Danner, who died last June. There were eight children of the German immigrants, and five of them survive: Lew, John, Canal Winchester; Henry, Croton; Mrs. Bert (Dora) Tope and Mrs. Emma Grube, Gallipolis. One daughter, Mrs. Robert O. (Emma Bernice) Mills, of President Truman's hometown, also survives.
     In the short time she spent in Gallipolis last year, Mrs. Hupman became known as a good neighbor, a person with pleasing personality and a soft low voice. She was highly respected by everyone with whom she came in contact, and her new and old friends were grieved by her health failure.
     Friends may call at Miller's Home for Funerals, or services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. L. A. Donnally, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Later tomorrow afternoon the body will be sent to Funeral Director George L. Carson, Independence, Mo., where another funeral service and burial will be held.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
December 8, 1948
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Hurley, Melissa J. [Smith]

Mrs. Hurley Dies At Luikart Home
Mrs. Melissa J. Hurley died at 1:20 Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Luikart, at Wood’s Mill. Decedent’s age was 78 years, 9 months, 25 days, having been born at Leon, W. Va., July 5, 1859. She was a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Parsons Smith.
     She married James Hurley, but he died 34 years ago. They are survived by four children, in addition to Mrs. Luikart, namely Mrs. Howard Riffle, Pt. Pleasant, Mrs. Lawrence Childers, Vinton R. D.; Samuel Hurley, Florida and Wiley Hurley, Washington State.
     Funeral services will be held at the Bidwell M. E. Church at 2 Tuesday, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park by J. L. Coleman.

[Note: Name is spelled Malissa on tombstone.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 11, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hurlow, Nora Chloe [Robinson]

Nora Chloe Hurlow
     Nora Chloe Hurlow, 86, Addison, died Tuesday Dec 1, 1998 in Holzer Medical Center. Born Nov 23, 1912 in Mason County, W Va., daughter of the late Clate and Naoma Robinson, she was a homemaker.
     She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Hurlow, in 1964; two sons, Eugene and Dale Hurlow, a daughter, Audrey Hurlow Woods; a grandson, James Lloyd Hurlow, in 1998; four brothers, Dale, Delbert, Gay and Bud Robinson; two sisters, Rose Strait and Erma Gargus.
     Surviving are seven sons, James C. Hurlow of Mason, WV. Joe (Vivian) Hurlow, and William K. (Garnett) Hurlow, both of Gallipolis, Okey (Janet) Hurlow of Clifton, W. Va., Leonard Lee Hurlow of Addison, John Wayne (Darlene) Hurlow of Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Samuel Lloyd (Hope) Hurlow of Cheshire; a daughter, Betty Sue Hurlow Rodgers of Gallipolis; 22 grandhildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Frazier of Ironton and Wilma Everets of Columbus and a sister-in-law, Edith Hurlow of Leon, W. Va.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Ash Street Baptist Church, Middleport, with the Rev. Les Hayman officiating. Burial will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec 1, 1998
Contributed by Joyce Robinson

Hurn, Edna C.

Widow of Harry Hurn Dies at 86
     Mrs. Edna C. Hurn, 86 widow of Harry R. Hurn, one-time editor and publisher of the Gallia Times died at 12:30 a.m. today in an Athens hospital. She had been in failing health for many years.
     Mrs. Hurn was associated with her husband in the publication of the Times, and was in charge while he served as Gallipolis postmaster. She was historian of the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution and served for several years as editor of the Ohio DAR magazine.
     She was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Gallipolis Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, a Past Matron and 50 year member, a charter member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem serving as scribe for three years, and voted a life member in 1953, and a Past Regent of French Colony, Daughters of the American Revolution.
     She was born July 21, 1879, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Heman Bumgardner. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene. Her only known survivor is a nephew, Leo Bumgardner, of California.
     Mrs. Hurn was a former resident of 917 Second Ave. Her marriage to Harry Royal Hurn took place Aug. 24, 1901, and he preceded her in death April 30, 1961.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Hughey Jones will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery. Flowers are asked to be omitted. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 18, 1966
Transcribed by Marjorie Wood                                                                        Top of Page

Hurn, Harry R.

Harry R. Hurn Famed HRH Passes Away Sunday
Harry R. Hurn, Dean of City's Newsmen, Dies
     Harry Royal Hurn, 83, dean of Gallipolis newpapermen, died at 10:55 a.m Sunday in Holzer Hospital. He had been a patient there for about two months and had been in failing health for several years. He suffered another stroke early Sunday.
     Mr. Hurn was a fifth generation descendant of Louis and Louisa LeClerq, who were amongth the original settlers of Gallipolis. He was born in Gallipolis on Dec. 7, 1877, the only child of the late Molbry and Flora Shank Hurn.
     He attended Gallipolis schools and was graduated from high school in 1895. In that year he started a newspaper career that covered 65 years. He was first identified with the Gallipolis Tribune and later went with the Gallia Times. He was publisher of that newspaper for 30 years and built it up until it had the largest circulation of any weekly newspaper.
     Under his ownership was absorbed the Vinton Leader, The Gallipolis Journal and Gallipolis Bulletin. After his retirement from that newspaper he became a columnist for the Tribune and continued in that capacity until Jan. 3,1961, when his last column of "Your Hometown and Mine" appeared. He had written the column for over 26 years.
     In 1923, he was appointed Gallipolis Postmaster. Under his administration the new post office was built and occupied in 1925 and he served as Postmaster until 1932.
     He met and married Miss Edna Claire Bumgarder on Aug. 24, 1901 and she survives. They were married by the late Rev. E.H. Gelvin. Mrs. Hurn was associated with him in the publishing business and is a former editor of the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution. The family home is 917 Second Avenue.
     Mr. Hurn was active in the civic and social life of the community. He was a charter member and past President of the Gallipolis Rotary Club. He belonged to all Masonic bodies and was a member of Aladdin Shrine. He was a charter member of the Gallipolis Shrine Club and was an Elk.
     Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Rev. Warren H. Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be James Danner, Elmer B. Caldwell, Ralph Martin, Manning Wetherholt, Stanley B. Huntington and Dwight Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Paper
May 1, 1961
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Hurn, Lucy [Hayward]

Death of Mrs. Hurn
     Mrs. Lucy Hurn, widow of the late Charles W. Hurn, died Saturday evening, April 10, 1909, at six o'clock, after an illness of three weeks with heart trouble, and in her 78th year. Her funeral services cannot be stated at this time.
     Mrs. Hurn had made her home with Mrs. M.S. Hurn, her daughter-in-law, for sometime. Mrs. Hurn was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Royal Hayward and became the mother of Messrs. M.S. Hurn, late of this city, Lewis of Hot Springs, Charles of Seattle, Andrew and Frank of Chicago, and the late Mrs. Will Bennett and Mrs. Charles Amendt of Lancaster. She was a sister to the late J.L. Hayward and Mrs. James Alexander.
     She had been a member of the Methodist church all her life and was a kind, good lady beloved by every one who knew her.

A separate paragraph...The funeral services of the late Mrs. L.A. Hurn will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at Grace M.E. Church.

[Note: she is buried in Pine Street Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
April 19, 1909
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Huron, Ira E. [Edward]

Huron Rites Are Monday
     GALLIPOLIS - Private rites will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the C. J. Waugh funeral home for Ira E. Huron, 66, who died unexpectedly at 11:50 a.m. Friday at his home, 998 Fourth Ave. In failing health for a year, Mr. Huron had worked until two days ago in the position of engineer at the Gallipolis State Institute, which he had held for 15 years. Prior to that he had been an engineer at the Gallipolis municipal waterworks.
     He was born Aug. 11, 1887, in Gallia County to Jeremiah and Levina Tipton Huron.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Carrie Withers Huron; a daughter, Mrs. D. B. (Nell Vernon) Noble of 997 Fourth Ave.; three granddaughters; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Allison of Chillicothe.
     The Rev. Richard H. Ash will officiate at the private funeral services. Mr. Huron was a member of the Ohio Chapel Methodist Church and of the Modern Woodmen. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Note: Buried In Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV per find-a-grave]

Athens Sunday Messenger
April 11, 1954
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hurst, Joy

     MILFORD- Joy Hurst, 57, a resident of Milford, Ohio, died Friday, March 19, 1993. A former resident of Gallipolis, she was born Aug. 25,. 1935, daughter of the late Elmer Randolph and Mildred Smeltzer Randolph, who survives.
     She married Dennis Bayes, who preceded her in death in 1982. She then married Herbert Hurst, who survives, along with one daughter, Cheri Wagner, North Carolina, and two sons, Jerry and Larry Bayes, Milford, three stepdaughters, Melissa Naylor, Sherry and Mary Hurst, two step-sons, Jerry and Jesse Hurst, and 11 grandchildren.
     Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Craver-Hookom Funeral in Milford, Ohio. Friends may call at the Williamsburg Pentecostal Church from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday.

Sunday Times-Sentinel
Gallipolis, Ohio
March 21, 1993
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page

Hurt, Latrisha Ann

     Latrisha Ann Hurt, infant daughter of Dennis and Desiree Steele Hurt, died Wednesday at Holzer Medical Center. She was born Feb. 4, 1986. Survivors include her parents; one sister, Sabrina, and one brother, Dennis Hurt Jr., both at home; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Gordon and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hurt, all of Gallipolis.
     Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens with Rev. Arius Hurt and Rev. Grover G. Turner officiating. Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Hurwitz, H. Richard

H. Richard Hurwitz, 36, Dies After Heart Attack
     H. Richard Hurwitz, 36, a resident of 498 Oak Drive, Spring Valley Estates, died at 11 a.m., Tuesday, in Mercy Hospital, Columbus, following a heart attack. Mr. Hurwitz had been employed for six years as a bacteriologist at the Gallipolis State Institute, and recently he became manager of the Beverlee Restaurant in Columbus.
     He was born in Pennsylvania on June 10, 1930, son of the late Maurice Hurwitz, and is survived by his mother, Mae Hurwitz, who lives in Philadelphia. His marriage was to the former Bess Eckard on Aug. 28, 1958, at Grove City. She survives, along with two children, Cheryle and Gary. Mrs. Hurwitz is a graduate nurse employed at the GSI. A brother Jack Hurwitz of Pennsylvania survives.
     The family previously lived in Columbus prior to coming to Gallipolis six years ago. Mr. Hurwitz attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge of Masons, Gallipolis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Moriah Council, Royal and Select Arch Masons, Moriah Council, Royal and Select Masons, and The Rose Commandery, Knights Templar. He served in the Navy for four years, and was discharged in 1951. Mr. Hurwitz was serving as chairman of Gallia County Chapter, American Red Cross, a post he has held for two years.
     Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and Thursday. Last rites will be held at the Junk Funeral Home, Hilliard, O., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 28, 1966
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Hutchins, David W.

     Two deaths occurred at the County Infirmary during the past week. David W. Hutchins, sent from Raccoon Township, died on the 10th inst., aged 88 years and Stephen Fulton, from Addison Township, died on the 4th.

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

Hutchins, Sarah E.

Death of Mrs. Hutchins
     Mrs. David Hutchins, of near Central Point, died last Thursday evening of lung trouble after a long illness. She was buried at the Old Pine Cemetery Sunday. She was about 45 years of age and left a husband and eight or nine children. She was an excellent lady and her death is a grievous one to her family. She was a sister of the late Andrew Bowyer.

[Note: Death Certificate..Sarah E. Hutchins was born 1857; died March 16, 1899; age 42.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 30, 1899
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Hutchins, William

      William Hutchins, aged eighty-two, died of general debility at the infirmary Sunday. Interment at Mound Hill cemetery Monday afternoon by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 2, 1897
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan

Hutchinson, Evelyn [Jenkins]

Evelyn Hutchinson Dies In Bidwell
     Mrs. Evelyn Hutchinson, 66, died early today at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bunch, in Bidwell.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. M. Payne at Mt. Carmel Church at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Interment will be made at Buck Ridge by Coleman & Son.
     Decedent was a daughter of Henry and Kate Miller Jenkins and was born March 14, 1876, at Waterloo. She was the widow of Dave Hutchinson. Surviving is a son, David, who lives on the Max Eno farm.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 4)
Monday, December 28, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hutchinson, Golda [Barcus]

     Golda Marie Hutchinson, 64, died at the home of her son, Sherman Criner, in Columbus around 7:30 a.m. Monday. She was born July 10, 1913, in Gallia County, daughter of the late John Robert Barcus and Clara Lanthorn Barcus. She was a cook for a number of years at the Queen Bee Hotel.
     She married Sherman Criner in 1928. Five children were born to that union, Sherman Criner, Columbus; Mrs. Ted (Virginia) Galo, Loraine, Ohio, Mrs. James (Leora) Spurlock, Mrs. Hilda Mahaney and James Criner, all of Columbus.
     Mr. Criner preceded her in death in 1950. She married Archie Hutchinson in 1960. He preceded her in death in 1972. Thirteen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren survive. Besides her parents, three brothers preceded her in death.
     The following sisters survive, Mrs.  Nora James, Eureka, Mrs. Mildred Sanders, Vinton, Mrs. Emogene Dray, Gallipolis and Mrs. Nola Spurlock, Crown City.
     Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Home for Funerals with Rev. Ken Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 this evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune (Pg. 12)
Tuesday, November 22, 1977
Transcribed by Sandy Milliron

Hutchinson, Howard

     Funeral services for Howard Hutchinson, who died Wednesday in Kenton, were held Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Rio Grande, Rev. L. C. Watts officiating. The church was filled with sorrowing friends and relatives, a number coming from Agosta where he had been teaching.
     Members of the school board and teachers of Agosta were honorary pallbearers and the active ones were Victor Fowler, Clarence McCarley, Ben Evans, Tim Rose, David Jones and J. L. Clark.
A quartet, of which he was formerly a member, and composed of John Williams, Tallmadge Cottrell, Everett Lewis and Willis L Aleshire sang and there was a wealth of floral tributes.
     A sad feature of the young man's death was the announcement that he was engaged to Miss Ruth Baker, Lawrence County teacher and Rio Grande College graduate, and net that they had planned their marriage for June.

[Note: 1909 – 1935, buried at Calvary Baptist church]

Unknown publication & date
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber

Hutchinson, John

     John Hutchinson, 70, San Bernardino, CA, formerly of Vinton, died in San Bernardino Saturday.
Born April 16, 1913 at Vinton, son of the late John and Daisy Frederick Hutchinson, he was a retired San Bernardino city employee, caretaker of the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds in 1979 and 1980 and was a member of the Free Methodist Church in San Bernardino.
     He married Jessie Chamberlain, who survives, on March 15, 1940 in Gallia County. Also surviving are a step-son, Melville Chamberlain of San Bernardino, two step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild; four sisters, Reva Evans of Rio Grande; Mrs. Daniel (Ruth) Evans of Vinton; Mrs. Bill (Estivaun) Matthews of Gallipolis and Mrs. Walter (Ruby) McGhee of San Bernardino.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Free Methodist Church, under the direction of Bottitt Funeral Home, San Bernardino Burial will be in San Bernardino. Local arrangements are by McCoy-Moore-Funeral Home in Vinton.

Gallipolis paper
April, 1983
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Hutchinson, John M.

J. M. Hutchinson, 72, Bidwell, Dies
Rites To Be Held At Home At 11 A.M. Tuesday
     John M. Hutchinson, 72, died Sunday morning at 2 o’clock at his home in Bidwell. Although his death was rather sudden, it still was not unexpected, for he had been in critical condition for the last two or three months, after having become an invalid about two years ago from a stroke. About that time he and Mrs. Hutchinson moved from the old Hutchinson home place, between Vinton and Porter, to the present residence across from the mill in Bidwell.
     Born to Benjamin and Nancy Gray Hutchinson, September 10, 1872, the decedent married Daisy Frederick of near Bidwell, December 30, 1908. She survives, along with the following children: Mrs. Wade (Reva) Evans, Rio Grande; Mrs. Mason (Ruth) Long, who lives near the old home place; John M. Hutchinson, Jr., an Evans Packing Company Truck driver, who lives on the old Hutchinson home place; Mrs. Walter (Ruby) McGhee, Vinton Route One; Mrs. Bill (Estivaun) Matthews, who lived with her parents in Bidwell. A five-year old girl, Dorothy Ellen, died in 1934. One brother also survives; Will E. Hutchinson, San Bernardino, California.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock E.W.T. in the Bidwell residence, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson officiating. Pall bearers will be Will Gray, H. M. Wilcox, Cline Gerlach, Clair Wellington, Dave L. Evans, and Kerr McClaskey, with burial to be made by Butler-McCoy in the Vinton Memorial Park.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, May 7, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hutchinson, Melissa

Mrs. Hutchinson Claimed At Rio
Services Thursday At Methodist Church
     Mrs. Melissa Hutchinson, 77, widow of Charles Hutchinson and long time resident of Rio Grande, passed away at 8:15 a. m. today from complications arising from an illness which has kept her bedfast most of the time for the past five years. Mrs. Hutchinson was born on April 3, 1874, to the late William and Georgeanne Rainer. Her entire lifetime had been spent in Gallia County and the last 46 years were spent in Rio Grande where her husband, who died in May of last year, was a well known barber for most of that time.
     The decedent made her home with her only daughter, Mrs. Carrie Dale, music supervisor in the Rio Grande and Centerville Schools, and was tenderly cared for by her daughter and sister, Mrs. Metta Chevalier, during her long illness. Mrs. Hutchinson was a woman of exemplary character, a good neighbor and as long as her health would permit, was an active member in the Rio Grande Methodist Church. She had also been an active member in the Rio Grande Garden Club.
     Other survivors are the sister, Mrs. Metta Chevalier, who also made her home with the decedent, and two brothers, Thomas Rainer of Logan and Ed Rainer of Rio Grande.
     Funeral services will be held at the Rio Grande Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 2: o’clock with the Rev. Philip P. Scott assisted by Rev. Lawrence McDaniel of Athens officiating. Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande by Steve Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 26, 1951
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hutchinson, William H.

     William H. Hutchinson, 42, Jimes Emory Road, Oak Hill, died Tuesday Feb. 3, 1998, at his residence.
Born April 15, 1955 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late John and Mary Johnson Hutchinson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Gaynelle. Surviving are two brothers, John Hutchinson of Charleston, WV and Daniel Hutchinson of Oak Hill.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Corinth Church, with the Rev. Calvin Minnis officiating. Burial will be in the Corinth Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 465 Broadway, Jackson, from 4-8 p.m. today.

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

Hutsinpiller, Abraham

Mr. Abraham Hutsinpiller Stricken with Heart Trouble Tuesday Noon
     Mr. Abraham Hutsinpiller, a well known resident of this city, was stricken with heart trouble Tuesday at noon and passed away. The funeral probably be Friday afternoon. Mr. Hutsinpiller is survived by his wife and daughters, Misses Edith and Garnet Hutsinpiller, two sons, Herbert of Illinois and Charles of Kentucky, and three brothers, Capt. John C. Hutsinpiller, Frank Hutsinpiller and Bert Hutsinpiller, the latter of Seattle, Wash.

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

Gallia Times
September 28, 1922
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hutsinpillar, Abram

     Died, on Sunday evening last, in Green township, Abram Hutsinpillar, a farmer, in the 82nd year of his age. Mr. H., the deceased, was born in Frederick county, Va., on the 8th day of October, 1772, and emigrated to Ohio and settled in Gallia county, October, 1803, where he resided up to the time of his death. He raised a large family, which he brought up to honorable labor, all of whom are well off in this world's goods, lived to a green old age, and went down to the grave honored and respected by all who knew him.

The Gallipolis Journal
March 23, 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes                                                                            Top of Page

Hutsinpillar, Anna

     Died, in this town, on the 2nd inst., Anna, youngest daughter of John and Ann Hutsinpillar, aged 22 months.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 16, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hutsinpiller, Addis [Williams]

Hutsinpiller Rites Here Tuesday P.M.
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Williams Hutsinpiller, who died Friday at her home in Oakes, N. C., will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Entsminger funeral home with Rev. W. S. Westerman officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery by the side of her husband, Wm. Hutsinpiller. Pall bearers are Fred and Harry Mills, Lawrence Waddell, Earl, Edwin and T. W. McCormick.

[Note: Her tombstone has her name as “Adda.”]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 14, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hutsinpiller, Ann

     Mrs. Ann Hutsinpiller, of Gallipolis, died suddenly on Saturday night 17th inst., of heart disease.

Athens Messenger
April 29, 1875
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker                                                      Top of Page

Hutsinpiller, Bessie

Death of Miss Hutsinpiller
     Miss Bessie Hutsinpiller, daughter of Mrs. Lily Hutsinpiller, died at her home in this city Wednesday evening October 6, 1909, at 9 o’clock p.m., aged 28 years. She had been ill a long time with tuberculosis and critically so for several days.
     She was a bright, attractive young lady and was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Dunn, interment following at Mound Hill by Wetherholt. She is survived by her mother, who gave her every attention and who will have the sympathy of everyone in her great bereavement.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, October 8, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Hutsinpiller, Catherine [Laiblin]

Deaths Claims Mrs. Catherine Hutsinpiller, 86
Rites To Be Held At Residence At 2 P. M. Thursday
     Mrs. Catherine Laiblin Hutsinpiller died at 7 o'clock last night at her Portsmouth ave. home overlooking the Chickamauga basin. She was in her 87th year.
     That the end was near had been generally known here. Last Wednesday night Mrs. Hutsinpiller suffered a stroke and she never regained consciousness. She had been bedfast since July 6 when she fell at her home and broke a hip. She was in the Holzer Hospital thereafter until September 1 when she was removed to her home.

Green Tp. Native

     During her invalidism Mrs. Hutsinpiller was so patient, so appreciative of every attention shown her, that her attitude endeared her to nurses and all who came to visit or call.
     Decedent was born May 25, 1855, in Green tp. She was the oldest daughter of Charles W. and Catherine Fultz Laiblin, the oldest child of the family being the late William Laiblin.
     On June 1, 1887, she was united in marriage by the late John W. McCormick to Abraham Hutsinpiller and the remainder of her years were spent in and around Gallipolis. The cake for their wedding was baked by her father, a confectioner, whose place of business was where Swain's restaurant is now, and where the Jenny stand used to be. Mr. Hutsinpiller died Sept. 26, 1921.
     They are survived by these children: Edith Hutsinpiller, who lived with her mother, and who is credit manager of the Gallia County Produce Co.; Garnet, wife of William S. Grant, Cleveland Heights, and Charles L. Hutsinpiller, a druggist at Prestonburg, Ky. There are two grandchildren, John Charles Grant and Mary Catherine Hutsinpiller. Mrs. Hutsinpiller is also survived by a brother and a sister, Charles S. Laiblin of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mary Edvenson, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
     Mrs. Hutsinpiller was a lifelong Methodist. For many years she was a Sunday school teacher and active in other church organizations; and she took a pride in the success achieved by many of her pupils.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home where she and her daughter had lived for a quarter of a century. Rev. W. Scott Westerman will officiate. Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Nov. 11, 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                         Top of Page

Hutsinpiller, Charles A.

Death Comes to Charles A. Hutsinpiller

Useful, Prominent Citizen Passes At Ironton
Funeral There At 2 Friday

     Charles A. Hutsinpiller, a native of this county, who had been a leading citizen of Ironton for more than half a century, died Tuesday night at his room in the Marting Hotel of that city. News of his passing, which was slow in reaching relatives and friends here, came as a shock, despite his advanced age and despite the earlier news about his having suffered a stroke.
     The Ironton News says he was “one of the most successful businessmen in the city. He was strong-minded, charitable and always on the right side. He was devoted to his church, interested in the welfare of others, and a loyal booster for the city in which he lived. His name had been associated with the hardware business in Ironton since 1895, when he purchased the business of William Kerr & Co. and formed a partnership with the late William A. Sheridan.”

Man of Many Interests
     He and the late William Kerr were brothers-in-law and their business association began in 1883 when Mr. Hutsinpiller went to Ironton. In 1920 the Hutsinpiller-Sheridan partnership was dissolved, being succeeded by the Hudson-Pillar Wholesale Hardware Co.
     Decendent was interested in numerous Ironton concerns. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, Rotary club, Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Knights Templars, K. of P., Moose and United Commercial Travelers.
     Mr. Hutsinpiller was born in Green tp. He was one of 11 children of David Hutsinpiller. Mrs. Robert C. Johnston, who died at Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, on Feb. 1, was a sister. Rev. William A. Hutsinpiller, also of Los Angeles, is the only survivor of the David Hutsinpiller family.
     Charles Hutsinpiller, who married three times, is survived by four children of his first marriage (to Frances Kerr); Mills Hutsinpiller, an associate in business, and Dick, who is connected with the First National Bank of Ironton; Prof. Neil Hutsinpiller Crawfordsille, Ind.; Misses Jessie and Florence Hutsinpiller of Denver, Colorado, the latter being head of the domestic science department of the University of Colorado. (It says four but five are named. A different mother or maybe it should have been five.)
     Funeral services will be held at the Wagner Funeral Home in Ironton at 2 o’clock Friday.
     Mr. Hutsinpiller’s interest in his kinfold and friends and the affairs of his city and country was not interrupted by his last illness. Though the stroke he suffered involved his entire left side his mental faculties were unimpaired. For the last 13 years he had lived at the Marting Hotel and was a general favorite in all the circles in which he had moved.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 18, 1937
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Body of Chas. Hutsinpiller is Cremated
Rites Are Conducted by Ironton Presbyterian Chruch Pastor Yesterday
     Funeral services for Charles A. Hutsinpiller were held at the Wagner funeral home in Ironton Friday afternoon, Rev. Martin L. Gearhardt, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Hutsinpiller had been a deacon, officiated.
     After these rites, the body was taken to Portsmouth for cremation, in compliance with decendent’s request.

Local Folk Attend
     Among those present at the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Kerr and Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Kerr of this city and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Kerr of Athens.
     Many acquaintances of Mr. Hutsinpiller are probably unaware of the fact that the hardware store, with which he was long identified, and known as the Hudson-Pillar Hardware Co. store, was destroyed by fire during the flood.
     His investments, however, were quite diversified, yet largely confined to local concerns. He had put money in various Ironton enterprises and owned two Lawrence county farms and was a breeder of fine stock.
     Mr. Hutsinpiller was an astute, accommodating and upright business man—a worthy representative of a family that has long been prominent in the affairs of southern Ohio. He was a son of David Hutsinpiller and a grandson of Abraham Hutsinpiller, who was one of the early settlers of Greenbrier county, Va. now (W.Va.,) whence he came to Gallia county.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 19, 1937
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                        

Hutsinpiller, David

     DIED - Hutsinpiller--Of typhoid pneumonia, at his home in Green Township, Feb. 10, 1881, Mr. David Hutsinpiller, in the 64th. year of his life.
     Mr. Hutsinpiller was widely known as one of our best citizens, and his loss will be deeply felt in the community. He was born and raised and spent the greater portion of his life in Green Township. He began business life as a farmer with small means, but by energy, industry and frugality, he soon acquired a reasonable competency and independence. Through the efforts of himself and companion his family ave enjoyed the privileges and advantages of a comfortable home, have been enabled to acquire a good education and have ben trained to those habits of industry that lead to usefulness and independence in life. He was a man of much will power and strong impulses and while his convictions were of a positive character, they were frankly and conscientiously expressed in what he believed to be the interests of honesty and truth. He was a man of much public spirit and in the affairs of the community and in public servants of the people he loved honesty and fair dealing and did not pass silently by the disposition on the part of any, to place private cupidity in advance of public welfare, while he heartily approved what was for the general good.
     Of a naturally quick temper and of a somewhat impetus disposition, he felt that he did not at all times hold the complete mastery over himself. He realized his insufficiency in these respects and it is known that he sought the aid of God in prayer to help him, when felt his weakness most. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for several years of his life and at the time of his death and in his last hours of consciousness expressed a trust in the Savior. In his life he cheerfully gave in charity and supported the gospel ministry, with his means.
     The community loses a good citizen and neighbor, in his death and will feel deeply the stroke that has fallen upon it, but more keenly will his departure he felt in the home circle. The household tie is broken. An affectionate husband and father has gone. Words of sympathy, however, kindly tendered, cannot remove the pangs of grief like theirs. To Him alone who can sustain his bereaved ones, must they look for consolation in this their time of sorrow.

[Note: Buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Green Township]

Gallipolis Daily Journal
Feb. 17, 1881
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Hutsinpillar, Effie

     Died, at the residence of her father, in Gallipolis, after a lingering illness, Miss Effie Hutsinpillar, in the 17th year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
October 8, 1863

Hutwinpillar, Effie

Somerville Hall, October 14, 1863
     At a meeting of the Somerville Literary Society of the Ohio Female College, the following action was taken:
Whereas, one of our members, Miss Effie Hutsinpillar, a dearly beloved member of our Society, has been taken away from us by Death, the following resolutions were adopted as a tribute to her memory:

Resolved, that we, members of the Somerville Society, do deeply lament the loss of our sister; yet knowing that "He doeth all things well," sorrowfully we submit to the Divine will.
Resolved, that while we cannot alleviate the grief of the afflicted family, who have seen their fond hopes and bright dreams blasted by the Death Angels, yet we feel we can express our heartfelt sympathies with them, and supplicate God in His mercy to comfort them in their great bereavement.
Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our fondly remembered friend.
     Laura E. Hammitt, Jennie Kimbro, Committee
The Gallipolis Journal
October 29, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hutsinpiller, Jane E

Honorable, Useful Life Closes In Peace

Mrs. Jane E. Hutsinpiller Dead In Ninety-Sixth Year
     The venerable mother of Capt. John C. Hutsinpiller passed on to her eternal reward at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 13, 1915, at her residence in Gallipolis. Her funeral will occur Friday at 10 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal Church, the interment by Hayward following at Mound Hill Cemetery.
     Mrs. Jane Eliza Hutsinpiller was born in Gallipolis March 25, 1820. Her maiden name was Dodge and her father and mother died when she was young. After her mother's death she made her home with Col. Robert Safford, who felled the first tree in Gallipolis, months before the French Five Hundred arrived from France.
     When Col. Safford's daughter married the Rev. William Cubbage, she lived with her until her own marriage to Henry Hutsinpiller on Oct. 11, 1838. Seven children resulted from this union and on May 23, 1873, Mr. Hutsinpiller died. One son died in infancy and one daughter Madelane, wife of Darious H. Graham, died Sept. 14, 1891. The living children are: J.C. Hutsinpiller, Gallipolis; Abraham Hutsinpiller, Gallipolis; F.E. Hutsinpiller, Gallipolis, E.J. Hutsinpiller, Denver, CO and Elizabeth Catherine Hutsinpiller, Gallipolis.
     With the exception of one year, when the family moved to Illinois in 1851, Mrs. Hutsinpiller has always lived in Gallia County. She joined the M.E. Church in 1830--eighty-five years ago. Col. Safford lived on the Safford Farm and Mr. Cubbage on the place now owned by H. Clay Priestley; where Mrs. Hutsinpiller was married. It is not surprising that during the leisure hours of her later years she loved to live again in memory the good old times she spent in those homes, where she was always treated as a daughter.
     Mrs. Hutsinpiller has been in feeble health for some time and quite ill for a week or more and the end was not unexpected. It was a wonderful lifetime she had--in its length, in its usefulness and in the Christian philosophy which controlled it.

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

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 14, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page

Hutsinpillar, John

     Died in this town, on Tuesday, the 14th ult., John, infant son of John and Sarah Ann Hutsinpillar.

The Gallipolis Journal
September 16, 1852
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hutsinpiller, John Carlos

John Carlos Hutsinpiller Of Nitro Dies
Funeral Services Will Be Held Here At 2:30 Saturday For Native Son
     John Carlos Hutsinpiller, aged 57, a resident of Nitro, W. Va., and a native of Gallipolis, died early last night at the U. S. Veterans hospital near Huntington. The Tribune had made mention of his having been taken to the hospital on New Year’s day. An operation was undertaken to make possible the partaking of food directly into the stomach, as he had suffered for years from a distressing throat ailment.

Named For His Father
     But up till noon today no information had been received as to the immediate cause of death. Mr. Hutsinpiller was the scion of a once large and prominent family of this city and county. He was the only son of the late Captain John C. Hutsinpiller and Mary Stewart Hutsinpiller. His great-grandfather, Abraham Hutsinpiller, was one of the early settlers of Greenbrier county and of this county. Carlos, as he was generally called, attended military school and when quite young engaged in the retail furniture business in Charleston. He attained prominence as an officer in the West Virginia National Guard and had some exciting experiences in that capacity.
     He married Virginia Dumble of that city. Not long after that, when this country became involved in war with the Central Powers, he at once entered the service, and Mrs. Hutsinpiller and baby son came here to live. The son died when about five years old and after the war had ended. Then Mr. Hutsinpiller became an executive of a new company that acquired most of the government-built Nitro, and he and Mrs. Hutsinpiller became permanent residents of the new city and had much to do with its rehabilitation following the post-war slump.
     Carlos Hutsinpiller was a genteel, generous and gallant man and was a popular figure here in his younger days as he was later in Charleston and Nitro. Miss Lillian Stewart, who returned to Gallipolis last summer, is an aunt and Miss Edith Hutsinpiller is a cousin of decedent.
     The body will be brought here from Huntington by Funeral Director W. N. Hayward and funeral will be held at the Grace M. E. church Saturday, 2:30 in charge of Rev. W. Scott Westerman. Burial will be at Mound Hill cemetery. Charleston Legionnaires, joined by members of Lafayette Post, will have a part in the burial rites and possibly the Masons will also participate.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, January 5, 1940

At 2 Rites Begun For Major John Carlos Hutsinpiller
     The body of Major John Carlos Hutsinpiller arrived here last night and was taken to the Methodist church this morning by the Undertaker Hayward. Funeral services, under the auspices of the Legion post of Charleston, were started at 2 o’clock, Rev. W. Scott Westerman in charge. Burial will be at Mound Hill.
     In yesterday’s paper, there was brief mention of Major Hutsinpiller’s career as a soldier and guardsman. He was commander of the 114th supply train in France and served overseas nearly 20 months.
Many beautiful flowers were received this morning.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, January 6, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page

Hutsinpillar, John H.

     DIED - in Green township, on the 24th inst., Mr. John H. Hutsinpillar, aged about 23 years.

[Note: Buried in Centenary Cemetery in Green Township. Date on stone is 8/24/1851 & lists age as 23 years 6 months and 28 days.]

The Gallipolis Journal
28 August 1851
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes

Hutsinpillar, Lucy Cherrington

Local Peope Attend Hutsinpillar Funeral
     Funeral services for Mrs. Charles A.Hutsinpillar, (Lucy Cherrington), which were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. E.S. Culbertson, of Ironton, were attended by her nephew, judge H.W. Cherrington and Mrs. Cherrington, and cousin, Mrs. Hattie Vicars. Mrs. Hutsinpillar was the daughter of the late William and Lucy
     Cherrington, and a member of one of the leading families of the county since its earliest history.
She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married only a little more than a year ago, and three sisters, Mrs. Culbertson, Mrs. Robert Owens and Miss Lida Cherrington, all of Ironton.
     Her death, Tuesday, followed an operation at Deaconess hospital, Ironton. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hutsinpillar had made their home at the Hotel Marting in Ironton.

[Note: Burial in Ironton, Ohio.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 14, 1931
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                          Top of Page

Hutsinpiller, Mary S. [Stewart]

     Mrs. Mary S. Hutsinpiller, wife of Capt. John C. Hutsinpiller, was claimed by death on Saturday morning, May 6, 1899. She had been a great sufferer for a number of years, and all that medical skill and loving hands could do the visit of death could not be diverted from its course.
     The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Stewart, and was born March 22, 1851. Just twenty-six years ago from the day of her death she was united in marriage to Capt. Hutsinpiller. She was a woman possessed of a lovable disposition, and none knew her but to love her. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and when not prevented by ill health took a deep interest in all religious affairs. 
      She was the mother of two children, Mrs. Moulton Houk, of Toledo, Ohio, and Mr. Carlos Hutsinpiller, who were at her bedside when the end came. Besides her husband and children she leaves a mother and brothers and sisters.
     The funeral services were conducted from the residence of her mother at Island Side Monday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Gelvin, of the Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Magee, of the M.E. Church, officiating. The burial was at Mound Hill, by Hayward & Son.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 13, 1899
Transcribed by Henny Evans

Hutsinpiller, Naomi

A Neighbor
     Naomi C. Hutsinpiller, daughter of Thomas C. and Emily J. Safford, was born in Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio, March 30, 1853 and died near the place of her birth Feb. 13, 1882, aged 28 years 10 months and 13 days.
     On the 21st. of May, 1873, she was united in marriage with her now bereaved husband, Abram Hutsinpiller, with whom she lived for nearly nine years in loving wedlock.
     In 1864, under the labors of Rev. I. Cartlich, she united with the M.E. Church at Centenary, Gallipolis Circuit, of which she ever after lived a faithful member. Mrs Hutsinpiller, was not a demonstrative Christian, but a quiet, sincere, devout woman, whose correct life was a most positive testimony in death. And yet, while not demonstrative, she had a clear, satisfactory, religious experience. She was certainly a true woman. None knew her but to love her. Her kind words to all, her pleasant smile,her sweet disposition, her modest mien, gave her a certain hold upon the affection of all with whom she came in contact.
     She leaves two little boys, one eight years old and the other two, who with the bereaved husband feel and will continue to feel, as none others can, the aching void her removal has left. May the Lord tenderly lead the motherless boys and comfort the sad heart of the husband and bring them safe at last to their dear one's Heaven.
     The funeral was attended by a large number of friends who desired to indicate their appreciation of Mrs. H. by following her to her last resting place. The sermon was preached by Rev. A. O. Ebright, from the text, "And there shall be no night there."

[Note: Buried in Centenary Cemetery in Green Township]

Gallipolis Journal
March 16, 1882
Transcribed by F.K. Brown